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jessicana10
jessicana10
1 May 2016

Hawksburn brick not available, what to replace with

Hawksburn brick not available, what to replace with
VIC

We have 3 dogs - this has just been fenced off so they can't get to it while the seed grew in a few weeks it will be a mud pit

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jessicana10
May 01, 2016 10:04 am
jessicana10
Just3ofus
Just3ofus
1 May 2016

Flooring after handover

Flooring after handover
NSW

Thanks all- some helpful suggestions and things to think about. I must say, the idea of having to allow extra time after handover is a big negative and one thing I hadn't…

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Just3ofus
May 01, 2016 9:11 am
adamovie
adamovie
30 April 2016

Help needed with delayed handover and tough builder

Help needed with delayed handover and tough builder
VIC

Thanks. I've engaged a company (NHI). They did inspection for a friend of mine and did a good job. Builder has taken very long than expected and now handover is been…

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adamovie
Apr 30, 2016 1:18 pm
mcmidas
mcmidas
30 April 2016

HOUSE OVERLOOKING SHOPS?

HOUSE OVERLOOKING SHOPS?
VIC

In Victoria, is it possible for a 2 storey residential dwelling to overlook the windows of multi-unit commercial building/s like shop units, consultancy suites etc. that…

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mcmidas
Apr 30, 2016 8:30 am
mcmidas
mcmidas
30 April 2016

Has any one had overlooking issues with their DS backwindows

Has any one had overlooking issues with their DS backwindows

In Victoria, is it possible for a residential dwelling to overlook the windows of a commercial building with multiple units like shop units, consultancy suites etc. Per…

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mcmidas
Apr 30, 2016 8:20 am

Here's half of it for you And in bright daylight

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Presidente
Apr 30, 2016 12:30 am
Presidente
Ding
Ding
29 April 2016

Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith

Anyone building at Thornton , Penrith
NSW
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Yeah William Hart Cres and we moved in today finally although the builder told us we were lucky as we were in early not bad for a 28 month wait

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Ding
Apr 29, 2016 7:27 pm
Jacinta.C
Jacinta.C
29 April 2016

Photos of Essa Stone colours

Photos of Essa Stone colours
VIC

Does anyone have an email or phone number for Jess? I sent through a general enquiry on Wednesday about going to the colour selection studio, but still no reply :(

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Jacinta.C
Apr 29, 2016 5:06 pm
Jacinta.C
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
29 April 2016

Dressing room fitout with Mainvue/Henley

Dressing room fitout with Mainvue/Henley
VIC

in the wardrobe I have adjusted the top shelf to 2m. After handover I will just add tot he existing one mainvue provided. you can get shelves made the will slide under

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Narrewarren01
Apr 29, 2016 1:45 pm
newassiedanpc
newassiedanpc
29 April 2016

Amalfi 532 (alternate garage location)

Amalfi 532 (alternate garage location)
VIC

Anyone building or built the Amalfi 532 with the alternate garage location? If yes, would it be possible to post some pictures please?

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newassiedanpc
Apr 29, 2016 12:42 am
sneakersss
sneakersss
28 April 2016

What colour would you make these stripes?

What colour would you make these stripes?
VIC

Paint the whole thing above the garage the same colour as the gutters and fascia. That way it blends in with the gutters and fascia and becomes less of a feature.

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sneakersss
Apr 28, 2016 10:44 pm
sneakersss
TomCat
TomCat
28 April 2016

Builder Failing To Do Job

Builder Failing To Do Job
NSW

I hope they do read the forums ... might make sure they do a better job! :lol: Come back and let us know how you go Tamada! Don't worry, at this stage they don't know who you…

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TomCat
Apr 28, 2016 10:39 pm
TomCat
me786
me786
28 April 2016

Is it normal for the brickwork?

Is it normal for the brickwork?
WA

We have some issues with brickwork as well . Did CL agree to fix? How?

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me786
Apr 28, 2016 5:04 pm
Shinners
Shinners
28 April 2016

Eden Beach Site costs???

Eden Beach Site costs???
WA

Ye i agree. On all the forums $10,000 - $15,000 used to seem like a fairly achievable figure but now it's always much closer to $20,000, often over. I wonder if they are…

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Shinners
Apr 28, 2016 3:39 pm
Shinners

It's been a while.. But we've finally done our gardens lol

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waynesaw
Apr 28, 2016 1:02 pm
pennyg
pennyg
28 April 2016

Glenview (Bellbird) Estate - Diamond Creek

Glenview (Bellbird) Estate - Diamond Creek
VIC

Hi watermill, Have you decided to look into Glenview Estate? I went there yesterday and there are still 2 lots available. It's a beautiful area with parklands right next…

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pennyg
Apr 28, 2016 12:10 pm
kavehman
kavehman
28 April 2016

Post Build Cleaner recommendations

Post Build Cleaner recommendations
NSW

Fabuluso is a pretty good smelly cleaner. And all purpose cleaner that I can use on everything that I think I could not live without…

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kavehman
Apr 28, 2016 8:44 am
Anky
Anky
27 April 2016

Metricon Sovereign 40 in Kellyville : Hebel Vs Brick

Metricon Sovereign 40 in Kellyville : Hebel Vs Brick
NSW

Hi All ! We will soon be building our first new home in Kellyville. Its a Metricon Sovereign 40 and inclusions include free Hebel upgrade. Any suggestions around pros and…

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Anky
Apr 27, 2016 10:58 pm
DeeGee
DeeGee
27 April 2016

Anyone build with icon homes

Anyone build with icon homes
NSW

Hi, I hope this is not too late. I only became a member today and found your post. We will soon be building with Icon Homes as soon as our land at Greenway Estate is…

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DeeGee
Apr 27, 2016 4:26 pm
firsthome2
firsthome2
26 April 2016

Sewer down pipe - any suggestions?

Sewer down pipe - any suggestions?
NSW

thanks for all your answers. If I had known that it was going to be inside the house, we could have brought it through the laundry room, which was adjacent to the room.…

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firsthome2
Apr 26, 2016 10:21 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
26 April 2016

Our first home - Sekisui Clareville - Photos!

Our first home - Sekisui Clareville - Photos!
NSW
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I love it! It's so odd seeing our house with someone else's furniture ;) It looks really really lovely. I love the colours, lights, and fan choices. Nicer than ours :D I…

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cat_dunc
Apr 26, 2016 9:27 pm
cat_dunc
heatherkam
heatherkam
26 April 2016

Is or has anyone built with Fairmont Homes SA?

Is or has anyone built with Fairmont Homes SA?
SA
1, 2

Hey ronski, our footings were off by about what you have said , the soil in blakeview is not the best, don't forget you have to pay for soil removal , not sure what design…

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heatherkam
Apr 26, 2016 8:46 pm
heatherkam
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
26 April 2016

Build time on a double storey house??

Build time on a double storey house??
QLD

It depends on how large the house is and whether it is built out of timber frames and chipboard floors or bricks and concrete floors. My own owner built 2 storey double…

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Beetaloo
Apr 26, 2016 7:18 pm
Beetaloo
vonsta76
vonsta76
26 April 2016

Building Avoca 25 - Coral Homes

Building Avoca 25 - Coral Homes
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Wow now I know what the inside of mine will look like! Like you, we have a full length mirror in the ensuite instead of a window, and our bedroom window at the front has…

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vonsta76
Apr 26, 2016 1:17 pm
vonsta76
Lexi64
Lexi64
26 April 2016

Newbie Building in Mckeachies Run

Newbie Building in Mckeachies Run
NSW

Lol that could have been us not sure though will have to investigate the other side a little more. Aww yeah I can't even imagine it would have been really hard :( they…

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Lexi64
Apr 26, 2016 12:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2016

Building in a bushfire risk area VIC

Building in a bushfire risk area VIC
VIC

The extra cost to build in these areas is the main disadvantage... There is some good info and background stuff regarding costs in these threads

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2016 11:52 am
Joynz
Joynz
25 April 2016

Exposed aggregate residue on render clean off advice.

Exposed aggregate residue on render clean off advice.
VIC

The hydrochloric acid is for mortar removal. Don't think it will work on concrete. if you decide to use it anyway, be very careful and use proper protective gear. I…

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Joynz
Apr 25, 2016 11:58 pm
TomCat
TomCat
25 April 2016

Jasper roof woodland fascia?

Jasper roof woodland fascia?
QLD

See for yourself by using an online visualiser like www.alcoil.com.au

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TomCat
Apr 25, 2016 11:26 pm
TomCat
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
25 April 2016

Anyone here built with a boral Glenfern Bricks?

Anyone here built with a boral Glenfern Bricks?
NSW

Check out my thread in my signature. Heaps of pics of Glenfern bricks. We should be moving in end of this week :D

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Houseandhorse
Apr 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Houseandhorse
cheeku
cheeku
25 April 2016

Live's Eden Brae Foxley 27

Live's Eden Brae Foxley 27
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi..i am new to this forum..just wondering if there s anywhere i can look at actual pics of foxley 27..they dont seem to have a display home..thnks ..

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cheeku
Apr 25, 2016 7:49 pm
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Bigblock7
Apr 25, 2016 10:21 am
Bigblock7
Dami_nic01
Dami_nic01
25 April 2016

Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews

Elderton Homes - experiences & reviews
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Looks at the reviews for Elderton Homes in Product review ..That will tell you how bad they are..

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Dami_nic01
Apr 25, 2016 9:14 am
tr35ka
tr35ka
25 April 2016

Epoxy Help!

Epoxy Help!

Has anyone used epoxy flooring throughout the living areas or kitchen in their house (not garage). I'm keen to hear thoughts and hopefully see some photos.

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tr35ka
Apr 25, 2016 9:13 am
Mon445
Mon445
24 April 2016

A&Bs HGWA Build

A&Bs HGWA Build
WA

Hi following your build also. Mon

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Mon445
Apr 24, 2016 11:24 pm
teresa.hsh
teresa.hsh
24 April 2016

Build with Redink @ SoR

Build with Redink @ SoR
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi all H1 friends, I haven't been here for a while to do any updates. We are now pretty much just waiting for a PCI call from Redink, hopefully in the next week or so.…

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teresa.hsh
Apr 24, 2016 8:28 pm
teresa.hsh

Scaffolding off!!!

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itssheeja
Apr 23, 2016 11:27 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 April 2016

Tradies next door using my water meter

Tradies next door using my water meter
WA

A screw cap or screw in plug on the output side of your meter. From the time you do this, till the time your own place starts being build, it should have educated the…

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bpratt
Apr 23, 2016 9:25 pm
Megera
Megera
23 April 2016

"c" layout floor plans

"c" layout floor plans
WA

There are a few by Simonds as well (Sierra, Palisade, Rathdowne)

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Megera
Apr 23, 2016 6:54 pm
Megera
energy4anarchy
energy4anarchy
23 April 2016

Yarrabank Homes (Lynbrook area)?

Yarrabank Homes (Lynbrook area)?
VIC

Hi Guys, Anyone built with Yarrabank homes in Lynbrook (South East of Melbourne) We're considering a custom home with them and taking initial steps - but cannot really…

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energy4anarchy
Apr 23, 2016 2:07 pm
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AussieMark
Apr 23, 2016 2:53 am
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
22 April 2016

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC

We've been through most of the fairhaven displays across Melbourne and picked some things out! But worried I'll go into colours with a pretty clear idea and then spend…

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Kat_1025
Apr 22, 2016 7:07 pm
staceyt
staceyt
22 April 2016

Our Simonds Harcrest in Melbourne

Our Simonds Harcrest in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi Kellee, we are looking at building the Azure and I would love to see some pics of yours. Did it all end up the way you expected it to? ::lol::

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staceyt
Apr 22, 2016 3:54 pm
scillian2001
scillian2001
22 April 2016

Who is building or built a Parkhill by Clarendon?

Who is building or built a Parkhill by Clarendon?
QLD
1, 2

HI, Clarendon has gone on site This Week - 18'th April...>Yipeeee....Can anyone suggest in how many months will the house be completed...We are Building Sheridan 37 In…

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scillian2001
Apr 22, 2016 2:25 pm
scillian2001
scillian2001
22 April 2016

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon

HI ALL, Clarendon has gone on site This Week - 18'th April...>Yipeeee....Can anyone suggest in how many months will the house be completed...We are Building Sheridan 37 In…

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scillian2001
Apr 22, 2016 2:23 pm
tr35ka
tr35ka
22 April 2016

homestart the accolade dawesville - key time

homestart the accolade dawesville - key time
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Alrightdave, just wanted to confirm if you went ahead with epoxy anywhere? we are considering it for the main living and kitchen areas of the house, but are a bit…

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tr35ka
Apr 22, 2016 10:23 am
dbun1
dbun1
21 April 2016

<30days after settlement - found scratched and damaged tiles

<30days after settlement - found scratched and damaged tiles
VIC

I do, everyone has a defects period; however, in the VBA it does talk about some things needing to be pointed out at handover.

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dbun1
Apr 21, 2016 10:19 pm

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