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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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We have elected to do this with main floor tiling and carpets. The builder could not offer tiles we liked. Doing the carpet ourselves has allowed up to upgrade the…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 20, 2018 2:23 pm
BrentandAllison

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Duma Fossil is one of the top Indonesian providers of wholesale petrified wood products, wholesale home decor petrified wood…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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How difficult is it to get things amended? We have a 5% at contract and 5% at DA but I am anticipating similar demands from our lender (seems to be the norm rather than…

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becks81
Jun 22, 2018 5:33 pm
trimum
trimum
12 m

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Thanks everyone I am absolutely shattered now the handyman showed up while we were still doing the handover and shaved 5-10mm off 13 doors upstairs…

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trimum
Jun 22, 2018 5:33 pm
trimum

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

Walnut cabinets with Valencia in the wet rooms. White with osprey in the kitchen. Same feature tile but ours is white.

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blackcat20
Jun 22, 2018 5:30 pm
blackcat20

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway
VIC
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How exciting!!! All the best. Time to enjoy the fruits of all the hard work you put in

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HoneyDee
Jun 22, 2018 5:09 pm

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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Thank you look, the splash back turned out as best as it could I think, considering the circumstances. It didn’t turn out as I imagined in the beginning but…

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breebarter
Jun 22, 2018 5:07 pm
breebarter
Hasan
Hasan
59 m

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Question for balcony sizes. What is the biggest balcony sizes people are constructing.

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Hasan
Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Oh yes it all white shimmer that they did. It’s correct on our kitchen bench top 👌🏻😍

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mj-mac4
Jun 22, 2018 4:44 pm
mj-mac4

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild
QLD

G'day BuLe, Just wondering how you're going along so far. I just noticed this thread, we are building in stage 1 of Harrington on lot 63 (Camden 38 slightly…

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AlCaLuJo
Jun 22, 2018 4:17 pm

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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How’s everything going Stacey? Slowly moving everything over?

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breebarter
Jun 22, 2018 3:50 pm
breebarter

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!
QLD
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Just received a call from our SS!!! It's not who we specifically asked for - but we'll give this guy a go and see. I'll have to pop out to the block and do some…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 22, 2018 3:23 pm
BrentandAllison

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
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Your house is looking great, I really love how it’s all come together, especially your tiles. I remember we started around the same time and I was upset with all of our…

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aphsta
Jun 22, 2018 1:31 pm

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
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Start of bricks was 30th january and pci inspection was 27 April so about 3 months I would say you are still on track if pci is in September as long as the bricks aren’t…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Jun 22, 2018 1:19 pm

Well - it’s all here and there st the moment - since they were still fixing frame structural issues - they need to plaster and now need to docornice and skirting for…

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pEast
Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
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I hope for your sake that they hurry up and get the Hebel sorted quickly. I have read a couple other instances where people have been waiting for their Hebel install. …

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inphaze
Jun 22, 2018 11:51 am
inphaze

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
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We are currently living in NT so we won't be able to go to the site as and when we want. This is our 1st time building a home as well. We reckon we should get a private…

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Kimmykim
Jun 22, 2018 11:43 am

Hokin Prestige Homes

Hokin Prestige Homes
NSW

Hi beachesdream We have just finished building with Ned Kelly .would you like to chat by phone. All I can say to any one is run for the hills.

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Bad dreams
Jun 22, 2018 11:41 am

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / June 20 - Tiling to start
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Oh no how frustrating about your fence!! Can’t wait to see you pics!! 😄

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mj-mac4
Jun 22, 2018 11:15 am
mj-mac4

Got to sneak into the house yesterday, tiling finished. Taps and shower heads are in, Electrical finals have started. Free standing bath to main bathroom still to be put…

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atemby
Jun 22, 2018 10:58 am
atemby

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Weekly update 22/06 : Bricklayers are working on site. They will finish work by next week (weather permitting). Insulation batts were also installed. Dry walls to go in…

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yasir_fnd
Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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Hi! Just thought you'd chime in if you haven't got the final prices already - The footings price will only be finalise once you have your soil testing done. (We are mid…

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kelwos44
Jun 22, 2018 10:43 am

Extremely poor brickwork or expected too much?

Extremely poor brickwork or expected too much?

We had part face bricks, party render on our facade. The brickies were faultless in their work with the gave bricks, but they just chucked the common bricks up knowing…

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CG Scardycat
Jun 22, 2018 10:38 am
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kelwos44
Jun 22, 2018 10:28 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Not as far as I've been advised. I am on a corner lot though so its encouraged to have balconies. Not sure what the deal is with standard lots. My lot is a corner…

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Hasan
Jun 22, 2018 9:37 am

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. Roof and bricks!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. Roof and bricks!
SA
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Dh had a chat with the brickies this morning. They only have a couple of hours work left, but are worried that there won't be enough bricks to finish. Not really sure what…

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Nawsome
Jun 22, 2018 9:31 am
Nawsome

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Thanks Gav! Let me keep an eye on the emails.

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Ashik_09
Jun 22, 2018 8:52 am
Ashik_09

Bricking has commenced. Hopefully plaster board will be installed next week so the interior fit out can get going.

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pbwhi0
Jun 22, 2018 6:31 am
pbwhi0
shazaw
shazaw
17 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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cat_dunc please note we appreciated your support through out our build. Thank you for cheering for us. Pic? the truth I was too busy unpacking kitchen stuff like coffee…

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shazaw
Jun 22, 2018 1:03 am
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Choosy
Jun 22, 2018 12:40 am
Choosy
shazaw
shazaw
17 h

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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They better not pour concrete on a raining day. We had too much rain lately. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jun 22, 2018 12:40 am
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
18 h

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
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Sooo close to being ready. Looks great. I found it really hard seeing your house looking finished when it’s still a month away. I noticed they’ve installed your range…

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Mrs_W
Jun 21, 2018 11:22 pm

Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes

Our Home Journey with BetterBuilt Homes
NSW

Hi indu, how's the progress of your build? We've just signed with BBH, still in early stages but very excited to finally have selected our builder!

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mjforeverhome
Jun 21, 2018 10:33 pm

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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I hope you get some resolution on your outstanding issues soon, particularly the HWS relief valve. Isn't that a safety issue? Also, we thought there might have been an…

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The_Joneses
Jun 21, 2018 9:56 pm

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!
QLD
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We just REALLY wanted the Linea cladding, we upgraded to it specifically from Newport because that's the look we're after. As it turns out, we need R2.0 to all external…

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stellabella
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 pm
stellabella
gogo65
gogo65
20 h

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands
NSW

Well I’ll follow along.... We have just bought 1.5 acres in northwest Sydney. Looking at building with a small custom builder, meeting with an architect next week, to…

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gogo65
Jun 21, 2018 9:48 pm
gogo65

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
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Thanks evi, I’ll go back tomorrow and get some more pics

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tinkster
Jun 21, 2018 9:43 pm
tinkster

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?
NSW

We have gone with hydronic heating only in the Monaro. Having some teething problems at the moment that we hope to get sorted soon. We are working off heat pumps, as we…

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arcadelt
Jun 21, 2018 9:29 pm
JRP
JRP
21 h

Building in Hillcroft - Claymore

Building in Hillcroft - Claymore
NSW
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Hi All, We are considering building a home at Hillcroft. Appreciate if you could please share some insights on the neighbourhood.

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JRP
Jun 21, 2018 9:00 pm

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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My concern is that on original contours which I know weren't final when agent sold block to us, had a 5% fall - according to council they are now between 13-18%. We cannot…

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Stimpson
Jun 21, 2018 8:52 pm
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Monkey55
Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm
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mj-mac4
Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm
mj-mac4

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Love your selections! I wonder why they are a little similar. We chickened out too, don’t worry there’s always the next build 🤪lol

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breebarter
Jun 21, 2018 7:55 pm
breebarter

Hi SBG14 - how exciting! What facade are you doing? We will be going for the manor facade, probably in a dark grey and broken up with timber and stone - sort of like the…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm
SBG14
SBG14
23 h

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD
1, 2

we are about to sign building the montville 462 in Victoria, but have changed the floor plan a fair bit, so hopefully it all works out

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SBG14
Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?
VIC

Oof, that's a pretty damning review. Unfortunately, for them, this is the pattern we've seen with any reports. They've countered that their buy-out has fixed their…

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Eric_Melb
Jun 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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Thanks Rachael, Our SS still won’t give us a date but we aren’t in a hurry. Admin stated NHP is not scheduled until end of August but we’ll see.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm
firsttime_homies1401

Well we're now locked out and can only peer through windows for photos. Looking good though. Love our kitchen.

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Guy T
Jun 21, 2018 6:14 pm

Not a decent pic but sample with the red dot is charcoal and next to it black japan

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Emmz70
Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm

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