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pandibabi
pandibabi
25 March

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Oh I did not think of it being a pull down I think it's more of a permanent structure 🤣if you can engineer that would be interesting!

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pandibabi
Mar 25, 2018 1:14 pm
pandibabi
Aitch
Aitch
14 April

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build - 10 months from contract…

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Aitch
Apr 14, 2018 1:09 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
24 April

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Look at recessing your stacker doors into the slab, so that there is no railing to step/trip over when doors to alfresco are open. We have been quoted only $220 to…

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shokel1975
Apr 24, 2018 2:23 pm
shokel1975

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Hi kjane, Thank you very much for your great suggestion and tips!

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Tea Land
Apr 27, 2018 4:45 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Thank you cat_dunc that is a great advice. The truth is... what we can achieve to do is very little til gas is connected from footpath. For front of the house every…

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shazaw
Apr 27, 2018 4:42 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
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It is about 172mm step down Not sure about that at the moment but looking at tiling it also in similar tile to entrance

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pEast
Apr 27, 2018 4:39 pm
CC7
CC7
8 m

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We love the hollywood robe too, it stood out to us compared to the other plans. We cannot wait for the PAX system, so glad to hear you loved it too. I'm actually really…

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CC7
Apr 27, 2018 4:37 pm
CC7
ydnewa
ydnewa
12 m

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney

Allworth Carlisle Build In Western Sydney
NSW
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Yay, good for you. Congratulations, exciting times.

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ydnewa
Apr 27, 2018 4:33 pm
ydnewa
Tribe7
Tribe7
15 m

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

My dad called me yesterday to remind me it was on last night hahahaha, he called me today to see what I thought and I was like no no nooooo dont talk to me I haven't seen…

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Tribe7
Apr 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Tribe7

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!
VIC
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Congrats on the NHP!! Such an exciting milestone. Whenever we think the build is getting to stressful we remember it’s all for our new home, it’s how we want it and…

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firsttime_homies1401
Apr 27, 2018 4:30 pm
firsttime_homies1401
shazaw
shazaw
20 m

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi trimum, glad that you had on site meeting with SS. What a great idea to check for insulation through aircon vent between floors. Yes they should refund what you have…

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shazaw
Apr 27, 2018 4:25 pm
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Tribe7
Apr 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Tribe7

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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Dan - that's an amazingly fast build. Congratulations and I bet you can't wait to be back home. Good luck with the final items.

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Rachael13
Apr 27, 2018 4:03 pm
Rachael13

Starting to plan the landscaping. We bought this "big red" as it is drought tolerant, native and fast growing. Apparently will be 4m in 4 years! Looking forward to the…

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Nawsome
Apr 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Nawsome

Fence is up ( loving the blue), famous toilet and waste skip. Exciting but I’ve been officially locked out now lol

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Trippypossum
Apr 27, 2018 3:49 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Incorrect, I've done both in the same conduit. You are lucky then! Ive spent the last 5 months arguing with telstra about this .... I still don’t have a phone…

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NthHome
Apr 27, 2018 3:47 pm
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vanessah2015
Apr 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (it's started)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (it's started)
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

So exciting! We are at a similar stage. Crazy how quickly the frames go up!?

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chrinee
Apr 27, 2018 3:37 pm

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi dreamhomz I know you have stopped posting on here, however would you consider posting a few pictures of the inside of the home? If all goes well we will be building…

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Oz3429
Apr 27, 2018 2:34 pm

SBG Homes

SBG Homes

Hi No progress, Can you please share your experience with SBG so far?

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Capri33
Apr 27, 2018 2:08 pm

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Eskay If all goes well we will be building the Electra 35 later this year. The images and info from posts like yours has been invaluable and I thank you for…

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Oz3429
Apr 27, 2018 1:58 pm

Provincial Homes

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

Will do. Its half the reason i have been logging my timeline for future Provincial Homes people. Once its done ill put some photos up.

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Teemo
Apr 27, 2018 1:43 pm

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1, 2, 3

They were loving life jumping over trenches

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stoff17
Apr 27, 2018 1:26 pm

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?
NSW
1, 2

I have Engineering Drawings and BIM Models mate and I share them ..LOL , you have only rendered model elevations ? No doubt you will be for some Surprises +15% hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 27, 2018 11:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 847, 848, 849

Congrats bet you'll love your new home. see more About the hoffman – Building the hoffman https://hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com/about/

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brucefil2011
Apr 27, 2018 11:11 am

Opposite builder has come through and removed the dumped concrete :-D Save

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blackcat20
Apr 27, 2018 11:09 am
blackcat20

Yes thankfully! Went by on Friday last week to find the internal rendering had been completed. Another drive by on Monday and I could see the gyprock from the garage was…

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nicolac34
Apr 27, 2018 11:07 am
nicolac34
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ydnewa
Apr 27, 2018 11:05 am
ydnewa

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - engineering underway

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - engineering underway
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Nope :( some issue with Yarra valley water now. Como need something confirmed about sewer location but yvw say they don't have it and developer says they do bla bla bla ..…

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Clareymoo
Apr 27, 2018 11:03 am

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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Good point and I will also check this cos have seen in my estate some handle and the lock at different spots that is they don’t align

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pEast
Apr 27, 2018 9:31 am

Building with Bentley Homes

Building with Bentley Homes
SA
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Sorry to hear your building was delayed Mrs_W...hope quality made up for it! I hear you do get compensated for building delays though? marlbling, making a few phone…

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catlover79
Apr 27, 2018 9:25 am

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
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The only difference I can see it's the warranty which I assume means the green is a better quality. I've asked for a quote and more details regarding the difference.…

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Searching4 knowledge
Apr 27, 2018 8:31 am
Searching4 knowledge

New Breeze Bardia

New Breeze Bardia

I am 30 months old in AU and currently building at Bardia. The suburb is poised to grow in terms of value as the location is premium as compared to neighboring Edmondson…

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IamSAM
Apr 27, 2018 8:23 am
IamSAM

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1, 2, 3

I asked our consultant what the contour plan changes meant and he said that they had to raise the level of the land to be aligned with the road. We are waiting for…

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tina v
Apr 27, 2018 8:14 am

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
1, 2

keep me updated if you can new build and no progess ,if i here anything i will let you know

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not sure peter
Apr 27, 2018 7:54 am

Our Metricon Liberty 45 (Verve) Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 (Verve) Sydney
NSW
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I haven’t posted for a long time quite frankly because I have been too angry! We were supposed to complete in August and after a number of false promises we are still…

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sophiefirminger
Apr 27, 2018 7:38 am
sophiefirminger

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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Lol all good! I definitely needed the vent last night.

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kailie86
Apr 27, 2018 7:16 am
kailie86
mor00r
mor00r
15 h

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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Finally.. I can see some homes getting built in Brookhaven as well.. thank you sharing.. We cant wait for ours to start as well.

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mor00r
Apr 27, 2018 1:20 am

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Epoxy Garage Floor!
QLD
1 ... 26, 27, 28

I have looked at the Sheridan ones before and there were a few I liked - Bunnings surprisingly has a good range too!

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allblaqk
Apr 26, 2018 10:46 pm
allblaqk

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
VIC
1, 2

Hi, we also paid deposit for vantage 48 with the Glen Waverley office just before April 2018. We are getting the mode facades.

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sandymeo
Apr 26, 2018 10:08 pm

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Building in SA GD3 Everything has went well and as planned any hiccups have been sorted pretty quickly Been quite happy

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DanTheUpholsterer
Apr 26, 2018 9:47 pm

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

Hi @frosty! My husband and I are first time builders and also purchased a block of land on the Lilium estate. We are in stage 5 though so ours won't title until April Next…

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binky64
Apr 26, 2018 9:46 pm

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Finally got our blinds sorted. Yay!! I got a few quotes and the highest two quotes I got were 15k and 16k for a mix of mostly roller blinds and a few plantation…

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Christoshizz
Apr 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Christoshizz
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Nawsome
Apr 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Nawsome
Addell
Addell
19 h

FHOG as part of construction deposit

FHOG as part of construction deposit

Hi guys. We have bought a House and Land package where the minimum deposit for the land is 10% and 5% for the build. We have paid these minimum reqt out of our pocket so…

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Addell
Apr 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Pecker
Pecker
19 h

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
1, 2, 3

Nothing here unfortunately 😔

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Pecker
Apr 26, 2018 9:23 pm

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC

We just finished building the Simonds Flinders. We got the keys this week. I think the Rio is roughly the same size. Our site started in November so about 5 months…

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Bri1234
Apr 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Bri1234

Finally the building will kickoff soon.... starting tomorrow ! The builder spent about 7 month on documents...yeah you heard right. The land was ready on 1st Sept 2017…

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checcc1
Apr 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Soho30
Soho30
21 h

Pewter vs blue steel flash

Pewter vs blue steel flash

I went to the brick yard. And both look similar though. If i compare between two as a single brick, they look very similar. :)

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Soho30
Apr 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Soho30
Soho30
21 h

MDF vs timber stair

MDF vs timber stair

Thanks for your advice. Actually this is our first home and no idea about stairs before and we first heard of MDF on our colour selection day only:). The one in the…

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Soho30
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