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amilelka
amilelka
7 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3

We chose vinyl timber look Venetians for our windows. We have a park across the road so we wanted to be able to completely open the blinds for the views. Plus it was a…

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amilelka
Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm
dany
dany
17 December 2018

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

well they have said they will replace the doors and dry out the floor. I have asked them to get the stairs assessed by the supplier / manufacturer . There is a race…

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dany
Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
dany

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 51, 52, 53

remember to ask to builder to widen the width of fridge space to >=1000mm as most of the Korean ( Sam*ung, LC...) side by side fridge are ~900mm wide a post somewhere…

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opiniaodigital
Jan 22, 2019 11:07 am
Drew01
Drew01
29 m

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 412, 413, 414

To be honest, I'd fix the top of the lattice pieces together, so it looks like you intend it to be permanent, and then see what the surveyor says... Worst case, you might…

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Drew01
Jan 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Drew01
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shammi329
Jan 22, 2019 11:41 am
shammi329

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

If we go with the gas HWS then no option but to run off LPG bottles as there is no mains gas supply in the rural area we are building. At this stage we expect the…

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Love your photos. Have you taken any in rooms that have the Karndean vinyl planks?

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 11:04 am

Newport 275

Newport 275
VIC

It's been seven months since fairheaven started our house but still didn't finish the brick work. Feeling so disappointed why they are working so slow. Most of the time…

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sharmin
Jan 22, 2019 10:55 am

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

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

Hi everyone we have been quoted $8900 for a 57msq aggregate driveway. This is just totally out of budget, and makes me think we could possibly get a better price doing it…

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Rhani89
Jan 22, 2019 8:10 am
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Amanda_Ly
Jan 22, 2019 7:28 am

BURBANK HOMES

BURBANK HOMES

Probably like most people he’s, they saw their daughterisplay home. Not sure anyone would choose a builder just via google!

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 7:20 am
gogo65

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

Hi Paz, I just sent you a quick PM regarding your duplex builder/package search. Regards, Al.

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BuildlifeProjects
Jan 22, 2019 4:35 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
11 h

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Thank you. I’ve not seen these before, will definitely check them out at the Austral Display centre.

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 1:36 am
Paz
Paz
14 h

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Hey leesah. Hope the build has gone (Or going) well. Who did you end up going with and why?

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Paz
Jan 21, 2019 11:26 pm

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I’d love to follow your thread as we are keen on this design/floorplan also. You mentioned you’d put the link in but I can’t seem to find it anywhere??

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Lksinnott
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 pm

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes I think they’ve been quite quick and mostly did a good job. After painting you’re on the home stretch :)

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Irish16
Jan 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Mec06
Mec06
15 h

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello! We have 2 little inside dogs, 1 is white and the other a light brown and the floors arnt nearly as bad as I wAs expecting, our previous white tiles I thought…

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Mec06
Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Mec06
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WowBingo
Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm
MIM11
MIM11
16 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 696, 697, 698

Hi, Who are you sitting down with. I wish we got to sit with a draftsmans because we’ve had so many drafting issues. We’re had our facade changed randomly, inches…

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MIM11
Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
16 h

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Cheers for that, and good luck with the last stages of your build. 😀

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looks really good. It’s so exciting seeing it all come together. We had our benchtops and sinks go in. Painting was supposed to start today too but it didn’t. Should…

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Tash801
Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
18 h

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Not sure I fully understand your plan to relocate the kitchen..... but the Alfresco would then be enclosed on two sides? For me I would prefer the Alfresco to be more…

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi landofoz, Congrats for your council approval and CC. Which one is your lot and which builder are you using?

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dipendra
Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 62, 63, 64

We have the handle only on the inside and the normal lock on the outside. All display homes are also similar so not sure how your contract says 2 handles for the stacker…

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excited_builders
Jan 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi Andy, I have used same inspector from Macro. He has listed a long list of issues, most are small, 2 requires bit of work. Rawson is saying, the inspection I had with…

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NDDreamHome
Jan 21, 2019 4:44 pm
steel
steel
Yesterday

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2

So upstairs walls are in and roofing done. Looks beautiful. Stuck my head upstairs to try and get a feel for the rooms. In some ways it seems much bigger but the MBR and…

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steel
Jan 21, 2019 12:42 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
Yesterday

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I read cement render can crack more often compare to acrylic. Is that true?

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MyFirst
Jan 21, 2019 9:36 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
Yesterday

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
NSW

I know it’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s definitely the pod. You can when see indentations from where things have bumped it. Sounds like it’s definitely…

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MrsJM
Jan 21, 2019 7:29 am
MrsJM
selva
selva
Yesterday

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

We bit the bullet and bought the block, convenience and location was ideal for our circumstances. Now to work with the land and find a builder to help build our home.…

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selva
Jan 21, 2019 5:08 am
Tash801
Tash801
20 January

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Did you upgrade the carpet or was it just layed poorly

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Tash801
Jan 20, 2019 9:37 pm
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MrsAJ
Jan 20, 2019 9:25 pm
InvincibleInDN
InvincibleInDN
20 January

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)

Building Windsor 40 with Eden Brae (Caddens)
NSW

I believe if it's done right, waffle pod is a bad at all. I am hoping for it. :)

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 20, 2019 9:21 pm
InvincibleInDN
Niel07
Niel07
20 January

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 759, 760, 761

Hi Guys, Need some advise. I seem to be struggling to convince landscapers to give me a quote prior to start of construction. The issue seems, they would rather wait…

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Niel07
Jan 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Hasan
Hasan
20 January

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Just ask your solicitor to rescind current contract and begin a new one (exchange). Not the sales team, they won’t help you.

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Hasan
Jan 20, 2019 9:00 pm
BrentandAllison
BrentandAllison
20 January

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff

G.J Gardner build - Week 20 - Fitoff
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Yay! Keys! Handover was very stressful - miscommunication on both sides - got it sorted in the end. It was not special - it was not a nice experience. We just wanted it…

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BrentandAllison
Jan 20, 2019 8:23 pm
BrentandAllison
insider
insider
20 January

2nd soil test - contours changed

2nd soil test - contours changed
VIC

yes they often will do a site scrap after demo.

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insider
Jan 20, 2019 5:23 pm
insider
Ali-homebuilder
Ali-homebuilder
20 January

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hey Jarad , four percent across Melbourne Overall sounds about right, but the general theme does not reflect what is happening in the outer suburbs, especially the West of…

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Ali-homebuilder
Jan 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
20 January

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Fixing

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Fixing
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Yeah the cabinet doors are a concern but I suppose they are easily replaced. There's no stone yet and no inbuilt shelves they actually mentioned this in the contract a…

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Clareymoo
Jan 20, 2019 4:28 pm
legspin
legspin
20 January

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Nice house there buddy. Are you a cricket fan by any chance doosra? Looking to build with wisdom too! Juggling between Clarendon, Fairmont and Wisdom? How much did that…

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legspin
Jan 20, 2019 4:21 pm
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HoneyDee
Jan 20, 2019 1:54 pm
HoneyDee
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db33
Jan 20, 2019 12:45 pm
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
20 January

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes
1, 2

Hi Libran_59, You haven't posted for a while. Was checking if you have got handover and moved in yet? Do post some pics of your house. Specially the facade. Our roof is…

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HoneyDee
Jan 20, 2019 12:36 pm
HoneyDee
justme15
justme15
20 January

Finding a custom home builder ??

Finding a custom home builder ??
VIC

Pj87, who did end up building with ? Thank you in advance.

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justme15
Jan 20, 2019 11:45 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
20 January

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Here’s a close up viewtopic.php?t=86597You too had 2.7m high ceilings and the rangehood ducted to the outside right? We have 2.7m high ceilings, no…

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Doulton777
Jan 20, 2019 11:18 am
Doulton777

Hey Everyone, We have just signed out contract with Simonds to start building the Cleland 233 in SA (Ledger in VIC) but found it a bit difficult as there are no displays…

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Tysonandkaylie
Jan 20, 2019 11:02 am
SRK114
SRK114
20 January

Slab crumbling?

Slab crumbling?

Up close the bricks are shocking. Espresso colour and most are chipped exposing bright orange underneath. I have emailed my SS about both issues and will update this post following

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SRK114
Jan 20, 2019 8:43 am
stevierae
stevierae
20 January

Chipped PGH Bricks

Chipped PGH Bricks

I'm currently having the same problem with espresso bricks being chipped. Did anyone get this resolved?

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stevierae
Jan 20, 2019 8:36 am
MrChelseaFC
MrChelseaFC
20 January

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor

Choosing Insulated Concrete Foam (ICF) vendor
NSW

Hi, I am keen to get views from experienced persons e.g. professionals or people who have used ICF Insulated concrete foam products for new residential homes to…

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MrChelseaFC
Jan 20, 2019 5:44 am
NattyAddy
NattyAddy
20 January

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

Hi All! I'm so sorry, I don't know why I'm not getting notifications of these replies?! Well, we're still not in. I will admit that a few weeks were due to contractors…

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NattyAddy
Jan 20, 2019 12:26 am

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