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Unfortunately we decided to sell out villa in Greece but we were working on this project from zero. So it was planed carefully, if you need any help or advise you can…

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TheBee2
Jan 24, 2019 2:49 am
brokenstick
brokenstick
11 February

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Agree completely, I regularly point out things as I see them. My SS has grumbled a little bit but I have explained to him the benefits to both of us - I would rather point…

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brokenstick
Feb 11, 2019 9:53 am
brokenstick
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
19 February

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Just an update that the request to move the wall has been declined. I was told that no structural change in the production. Anyway, I should be happy for what it is now.…

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Melbournevic
Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Very close 😀 Which house are you building Emma? What facade did you choose? Have you got a site supervisor yet?

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GEOnTREY
Feb 22, 2019 4:05 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 568, 569, 570

Thanks xjanex. SS said he will send us a quote. I wasn't aware we can hang them anywhere on steel frames. Thanks for letting us know. One of our friend said he tried to…

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MrsAJ
Feb 22, 2019 3:52 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 710, 711, 712

kvav27 - We have those unfinished mortar look and I hate it. SS on the other hand said its okay. About the concrete your landscaping will cover it eventually

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aaron2008
Feb 22, 2019 3:44 pm
aaron2008
opti
opti
2 h

Variations/Upgrades to a new build

Variations/Upgrades to a new build

Their argument makes sense on the surface. But you have to also keep in mind that upgrades are probably the best profit making scheme used by builders. So what you are…

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opti
Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA

Wow, that’s moving very quickly. They don’t mess around do they? We are waiting to see our final plans, and then told selections will not be till April. By the…

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Bebbsy
Feb 22, 2019 3:12 pm

Guys! We have action! We've been twiddling our thumbs since the land titled in December, so were THRILLED to see someone had happened. Yes, it's just a bin and some…

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EmmaK8
Feb 22, 2019 2:28 pm
EmmaK8
Forg
Forg
3 h

Surfmist roof..beige or charcoal evap cooler?

Surfmist roof..beige or charcoal evap cooler?
VIC

I think I'd go with the charcoal because, as amilelka said, it doesn't functionally matter what colour it is, and the charcoal is more neutral (ie. the beige has quite…

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Forg
Feb 22, 2019 2:10 pm

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thx cag57, Y we needed a DA due to the nature of our block. If you can get away without it will save you approx 6 months of time and $30k of associated fees so definitely…

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Manishg
Feb 22, 2019 1:57 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 415, 416, 417

Oh, ok I will just have to wait and see then... Thanks

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shokel1975
Feb 22, 2019 12:51 pm
shokel1975
Gsl
Gsl
4 h

Checking compliances for a land - whose responsibility?

Checking compliances for a land - whose responsibility?

Hi all, Can someone please let me know who should take the responsibility of checking council and developers guidelines at the planning stage? Does owner should tell the…

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Gsl
Feb 22, 2019 12:48 pm

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

We didnt get a door on the walk in robe at times I wish we did and at other times I dont feel it's necessary as its tucked around the corner behind the main bedroom door…

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Hailsm
Feb 22, 2019 11:24 am
Hailsm

Custom build in Griffin QLD

Custom build in Griffin QLD
VIC

Hello~! I was considering going with Alphaline and just wondering how you've found them since? How is the house going? :)

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jadesretrogems
Feb 22, 2019 11:17 am

Wincrest are threatening to sue for defamation

Wincrest are threatening to sue for defamation
1, 2

There are also a number of other damning online reviews from easily contactable customers.

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SaveH2O
Feb 22, 2019 11:14 am
SaveH2O

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 6, 7, 8

We had things seen to before our 90 days was up. Aircon (twice), power points, front door lock and our hot water service. We've also got some rubber stuff on our bathroom…

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blackcat20
Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am
blackcat20

Building a new home

Building a new home

Hi Everyone, I have settled on my land and I am building a new home. I am a first home buyer and unfortunately I went with a low deposit agent as this is our journey to…

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confusedmuch
Feb 22, 2019 10:48 am

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
QLD

We did cornerlesss stackers. Cost us $4600. My brother in laws a builder and just laughed at how much mark up there was. Now that they are in I have forgotten about the…

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Tash801
Feb 22, 2019 10:44 am

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Ours took 5 weeks I think. I stalked our da nearly every day and knew we were approved before coral contacted me. I actually emailed our pre site consultant to tell her,…

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Tash801
Feb 22, 2019 10:39 am

Upgrading with builder Vs changing post build

Upgrading with builder Vs changing post build

In relation to cupboard handles, these are probably the easiest to source and fit yourself post handover. Buy one or two now to doublecheck they are the identical size…

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Bebbsy
Feb 22, 2019 10:34 am

Interim occupational certificate

Interim occupational certificate
NSW

Hi guys, We have been contacted by our site supervisor who has given us the exciting news that handover is around 2 weeks away. Yay! I need some advice now about what the…

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Melos
Feb 22, 2019 9:44 am
PGx2
PGx2
7 h

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?

Has anyone built with Plan Build Homes?
QLD

We built with them over 12 months ago....if we could turn back time!

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PGx2
Feb 22, 2019 9:37 am

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Can anyone tell me what was installed, if anything, in relation to he NBN at there place. I realise the whole conduit thing but did the builder organise for NBN Co. to…

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Salfield
Feb 22, 2019 8:43 am

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Hi. Any update on the originally planned woolworths space? Have they sold the land to other retailers yet? Any idea when they'll start building the stores?

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true_luv7
Feb 22, 2019 2:03 am
Kev 1
Kev 1
15 h

SIP PANEL BUILDING

SIP PANEL BUILDING
WA

Thanks for the Promt feed back. It's seems they're both just as expensive although a better option for sure..

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Kev 1
Feb 22, 2019 1:53 am

Thistle Multi Finish Plaster

Thistle Multi Finish Plaster

Cool, nice to know others are going with this too.

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Mudroom
Feb 22, 2019 12:33 am

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor
NSW

Hi, Um i dont know what you or they mean with the comment " its like living in an esky" but yes we tell people jokingly that we live in an esky. Is it like the old joke…

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Kezza icf
Feb 21, 2019 9:08 pm

We have a slab! Now we can stop visiting site for a bit 😂

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alt
Feb 21, 2019 8:56 pm
alt
Gsl
Gsl
24 h

CDC refused, what to do next?

CDC refused, what to do next?

Thanks for the reply Melos. This building process happens in NSW. Our builder is going through the cdc. Our building contract includes the approval fee though now they…

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Gsl
Feb 21, 2019 5:02 pm

Non compliant cladding crisis

Non compliant cladding crisis

In the news today. Nine more cladding systems have now been declared non compliant by CertMark International - the agency the Australian Building Codes board relies upon…

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Liliana
Feb 21, 2019 4:58 pm
GLO
GLO
Yesterday

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 51, 52, 53

I haven’t received an official quote but their marketing indicates that the ‘supply only cost’ is comparative to an ‘installed colourbond fence of the same…

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GLO
Feb 21, 2019 4:39 pm
opti
opti
Yesterday

Facade Cost

Facade Cost

Depends on the standard facade included in the base price. Some builders have very basic facades without a balcony in their starting price, while others have ones with a…

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opti
Feb 21, 2019 4:38 pm
aliciaL
aliciaL
Yesterday

Coral Homes Capri 22 Hamptons

Coral Homes Capri 22 Hamptons

Can I ask, how much extra you paid for the floorboards?

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aliciaL
Feb 21, 2019 2:40 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
Yesterday

Split level in Kellyville

Split level in Kellyville
NSW
1, 2

that's just an example of the way they have treated us. All I can do at this point is leave it to my legal team and try to stand up against the threats of a corporation

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SejaeD
Feb 21, 2019 12:37 pm

Hi Everyone, WINCREST ARE THREATENING TO SUE ME FOR DEFAMATION FOR POSTS IN THIS FORUM (SEE ATTACHED) For those of you who have been following…

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SejaeD
Feb 21, 2019 11:36 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
Yesterday

Wincrest Bespoke - A place to share experiences

Wincrest Bespoke - A place to share experiences

Hi Everyone, WINCREST ARE THREATENING TO SUE ME FOR DEFAMATION FOR POSTS IN THIS FORUM (SEE ATTACHED) For those of you who have been following…

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SejaeD
Feb 21, 2019 11:34 am
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
Yesterday

Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes

Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes
WA

What are your thoughts on the Gypsum Multifinish Plaster? It is what I am used to seeing from back home. Personally I hat the White Set they use on the walls here. It is…

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Planet Sun
Feb 21, 2019 10:44 am
Planet Sun
Lksinnott
Lksinnott
20 February

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon

Building the Denver 29 with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

this is a long shot as you’ve long since finished your build, but I was wondering if you have a photo of the floor plan you went with? We are looking at the Denver, and…

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Lksinnott
Feb 20, 2019 11:25 pm
leesa13
leesa13
20 February

Brick colour for Hamptons style house

Brick colour for Hamptons style house

Hi, I’m after some ideas for brick selection for our new house. The front of the house will be clad and the colour is taubmans Stonebridge, the garage and the rest of…

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leesa13
Feb 20, 2019 11:16 pm
onlyann
onlyann
20 February

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The build has finally started officially on the 11/2. The pre-pour stage has completed and they are planning to pour the concrete tomorrow (21/2). The private building…

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onlyann
Feb 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Joker
Joker
20 February

Advice re location of pool, terrace, outdoor wc & shower.

Advice re location of pool, terrace, outdoor wc & shower.
NSW

Outside your kitchen window area , could probably see pool from sitting areas in family room also and most important from where you will be distracted a lot in your kitchen.

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Joker
Feb 20, 2019 8:38 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
20 February

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

You need to go direct to manufacturer and get something in writing on how best to do it.

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 20, 2019 6:40 pm
panadura
panadura
20 February

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
VIC
1, 2, 3

I have purchased a property at Hidden Valley. Now I am planning to build my home and have just realised that developer has made world most inflexible and ridiculous…

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panadura
Feb 20, 2019 6:27 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
20 February

Side walls of kitchen drawers

Side walls of kitchen drawers

Ok no takers. :) I should explain further. All my drawers in the kitchen both the sides are steel panel and glass on to of it as oppose to the same material as the bottom…

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MyFirst
Feb 20, 2019 4:01 pm

Thought I should post an update! Here are the plantation shutters in the powder room and bathroom - so difficult to get pictures with the light so I’ve done the best I…

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Bethany
Feb 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
20 February

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

Yes, i heard about that. Not sure if it's good that they've chosen their footings contractor so carefully or bad.

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Ezuku
Feb 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
20 February

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Merricks 45 with Metricon
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks. That's why it looks good too 😊

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Melbournevic
Feb 20, 2019 2:12 pm
cptslobodan
cptslobodan
20 February

Metricon Liberty 45 problem.

Metricon Liberty 45 problem.
NSW

Hello Paga. I too have the same design. The discharge pipe should go to the gutter on the first floor - not via a pipe on top of the garage roofline. That's just sloppy work.

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cptslobodan
Feb 20, 2019 1:20 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
20 February

Anyone built with Hotondo Homes (Darvale Homes) Melton?

Anyone built with Hotondo Homes (Darvale Homes) Melton?

Sorry to hear it didn't work out. We have just about finished our build with them and overall the experience has been positive - there have been some issues, but they have…

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brokenstick
Feb 20, 2019 12:58 pm
brokenstick

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