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Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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Hi Alex79 I doubt you will need additional floor trusses for 250mm joists/beams.. but it depends on the span and loading If you have the engineering properties/ span…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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In VIC it’s normal to have a slab site manager and then your actual site manager for the rest of the build.

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emmyawards
May 24, 2018 3:51 am

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
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Yes the colour pigment was an upgrade, will be interesting to see how it changes over the next few days.

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Choosy
May 24, 2018 12:06 am
Choosy

Can anyone please tell me the price of this exact staircase i.e. - square timber handrail - timber sawtooth capping - glass balustrade - carpet The timber in stain finish.

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Kazi
May 23, 2018 11:33 pm
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J278
May 23, 2018 11:20 pm
J278

Haven’t update for while. Our site was start on 12 Feb 20 Feb 2018: site cut was completed 23 Feb 2018: Concretor started digging out the pier holes. During the bad…

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CKY
May 23, 2018 11:17 pm
CKY

Hi Wentworth 33, How are you going with your build? We had frames up already, bricks were delivered last week , maybe start brickworks next week. Everything is good so…

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jess98
May 23, 2018 10:48 pm

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
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Hi All, Just wanted to check if anyone has done flooring from outside, not the builder and how did it work, with the skirting and waterfall edge if the flooring is done…

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Kery_deep
May 23, 2018 10:47 pm

And frames are going up!!!

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GoodeOne
May 23, 2018 10:23 pm
GoodeOne

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
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Oh that’s a beautiful big house. Have you got a thread. I love seeing another big Home go up and do a sticky beak on your plans. Love seeing what people change to suit…

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stoff17
May 23, 2018 10:06 pm

Please give some advice between these builders :)

Please give some advice between these builders :)

Hi Everyone, New to this site so sorry if this is in the wrong place! We are looking to demolish and build in Perth, WA. We have narrowed down the builders to three -…

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Hunter14
May 23, 2018 9:52 pm
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Code128
May 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Code128

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!
VIC
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For some reason I read that as stabbed shocked the living daylights out of me. Congrats on your slab 🤛 viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
May 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Doulton777

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Oh my gosh it’s all happening so quickly!! 🤩

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mj-mac4
May 23, 2018 9:27 pm
mj-mac4

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Another small item completed today... Main bathroom's soft close drawer... Didn't had to wait long ...just 6 months. ::angry:: Internal garage door handle changed to correct style…

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shazaw
May 23, 2018 9:10 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Did anyone extend their shower to 900 x 1200 instead of standard 900x900 and know how much Fairhaven charged for it? I decided to do it after the color appointment but…

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Bronte19
May 23, 2018 8:54 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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Sorry to say this ... yes it does look a bit messy. And I can't say much about my site as its also very untidy with all soil and grass piled up on one side and left…

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shazaw
May 23, 2018 8:52 pm

Quality of Package Homes

Quality of Package Homes

Great posts from everyone. I have said this before "quality is a function of price" with a proviso that you can pay for quality and still get crap. No one has ever found a…

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building-expert
May 23, 2018 8:15 pm
building-expert

Waffle slab know what your getting.

Waffle slab know what your getting.
VIC

Great information from Matthew Cornell, full marks I have inspected close to 10000 homes either during construction or finished at various ages for pre purchase or…

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building-expert
May 23, 2018 7:49 pm
building-expert

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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Thanks Tribe. Driveway got poured today, no photos though. Hanginggggg outtt

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breebarter
May 23, 2018 7:42 pm
breebarter

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!
VIC
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Looks very homely with the new chair. I see its already been claimed. So cute.

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allblaqk
May 23, 2018 6:50 pm
allblaqk

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage
QLD
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Fragrance Diffusers ;) Love all the photos tribe, coming along really nicely!

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allblaqk
May 23, 2018 6:47 pm
allblaqk

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
1 ... 17, 18, 19

How frustrating that they moved your PCI. Hopefully there won’t be much to do once you have it and then you can get keys soon after! It’s great to be in our own…

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Bridgetwitch
May 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Bridgetwitch

Hello, we are in the process of working with a builder on a custom double storey home and have initial plans back. We have some concerns with the facade, particularly the…

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Katie1983
May 23, 2018 6:06 pm

22nd May - Bricks completed! 23rd May - Renderers have started so hopefully not too long before the front facade is complete with paint.

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doosra
May 23, 2018 5:43 pm

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW

Yeah good idea. At the moment there is not much out there in terms of how they are with their timelines for registration etc.

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Mons1eur
May 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Tamm
Tamm
12 h

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 754, 755, 756

Hi Winto, I searched my junk but not there?? Can you please re try. Thank you so much!!! Really appreciate it

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Tamm
May 23, 2018 4:55 pm

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Yippeeee!!!! Shutters to be installed this Saturday morning to main bathroom, master bedroom and living room! Cant wait!!!!!!🤗

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Dylandbrooke
May 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Dylandbrooke

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
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In my experience, little comes from complaints. With Crown Hill, I'm relying on the engineer's insights. To be frank however, this is quite standard. There's almost an…

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michaelturneraurum
May 23, 2018 3:35 pm
michaelturneraurum

Finally after 12months since moving in our home the sofas in the sitting room have arrived and looking pretty. If you remember we initially purchased the Chesterfield…

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Orpheus
May 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Orpheus

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
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We used The Hunter Inspector for our building inspection.

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CG Scardycat
May 23, 2018 3:12 pm
CC7
CC7
14 h

Daydream 30. 22 week build. After handover fun has begun

Daydream 30. 22 week build. After handover fun has begun
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

everything is looking so good, hooray for window blinds! Im sorry to hear about your mum, but glad she's okay now. I think you need some big pots with some large plants…

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CC7
May 23, 2018 2:46 pm
CC7
Melt23
Melt23
14 h

My build in Bloomdale- On Hold 😡

My build in Bloomdale- On Hold 😡
VIC
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This weeks update: no update (again) Over it!!

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Melt23
May 23, 2018 2:43 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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Dear All, We have been in our home 2 and 1/2 years now and it is still absolutely amazing and wonderful!!! To all the newbies out there, you need to have a realistic idea…

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Big Mama
May 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Big Mama

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi all, just an update if anyone cares. I am in lock up stage and everything is progressing well, currently waiting for flooring which hopefully won't take much longer.…

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fivespice
May 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Teemo
Teemo
16 h

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

SG biggest thing I learned is do not let yourself be put into an awkward position due to SS estimates. I was originally told 3rd week of April because "When the Gyprock is…

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Teemo
May 23, 2018 12:49 pm

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

That's the whole point Forg, it's the builder that's banking $5-10k /home as extra bonus instead of spending it on supervision, communication quality control, contract…

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building-expert
May 23, 2018 11:30 am
building-expert
Hailsm
Hailsm
17 h

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Really cant wait to swim, at least we should be finished the landscaping around the pool by the time its swim season, were expecting the concretor to be here on Friday to…

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Hailsm
May 23, 2018 11:11 am
Hailsm

Advice on house plans

Advice on house plans

Mummy1 It's a good idea to also put up the location, Owner Builder/Builder, budget, soil types, Prefered construction,etc,etc There are plenty of apps that allow anyone…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 23, 2018 10:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy
aphsta
aphsta
19 h

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I second loving the media room colour. Room is looking fantastic, a real hideaway for you to enjoy your movies and music :)

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aphsta
May 23, 2018 9:40 am

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
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Good luck with it! When do you think your build will start? I’m estimating our will be August or September

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shokel1975
May 23, 2018 9:06 am
shokel1975
Guy T
Guy T
21 h

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2, 3

Yeah driveway we were allowed to get external quote so we won't be using hickinbotham's concreter. This will be done after handover along with A/C and flooring. We got a…

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Guy T
May 23, 2018 7:30 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
22 h

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Yes I agree, stunning. We have chosen same front doors. Can I ask, have you gone for normal glass in them? How are you fi ding them for privacy?

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Ezza78
May 23, 2018 7:00 am

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2

Generally the day they box up the slab, so the day before they pour. Ours would have been this Monday just gone.

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blackcat20
May 23, 2018 6:45 am
blackcat20

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
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Hi Kayla i'll post pictures later today of landscaping, but disappointed in Simonds as been in our house for 10mths and still our 3mth maintance issues haven't been…

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Tracey70
May 23, 2018 6:28 am


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