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jessicagauci
jessicagauci
Yesterday

Facade Visualizers and Product Info.

Facade Visualizers and Product Info.
QLD

Definitely everything you have already suggested. We would have liked to see internal visualisers for the bathroom and kitchen. We found it difficult to choose a whole…

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jessicagauci
Jun 24, 2017 7:47 am
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
Yesterday

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39
NSW
1, 2

That's so awesome! Great to have these process shots!!!

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jessicagauci
Jun 24, 2017 7:43 am
NJ2017
NJ2017
Yesterday

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
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Hi, We are building with Carlisle homes and constructions nearly finished, we have a corner land and just found out that our hot water system will be placed near the…

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NJ2017
Jun 24, 2017 6:22 am
Aimen
Aimen
Yesterday

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hey Waldorf and bd3watson how long did your frame take to complete with the roof? Mine has been nearly 1 month since the frame started and they are still doing the roof…

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Aimen
Jun 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Aimen
bank
bank
23 June

JG King Lexington 240 -plaster/water

JG King Lexington 240 -plaster/water
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Looks great with solid walls! I can't wait for that moment. What an odd mistake to make! Did you ever have 2 in an old set of drawings?

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bank
Jun 23, 2017 10:45 pm
bank
Drew01
Drew01
23 June

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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You happy with yours? My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 viewtopic.php?t=86114 Yep, he's a top bloke

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Drew01
Jun 23, 2017 10:02 pm
Drew01
sinbox
sinbox
23 June

Porter Davis Bristol

Porter Davis Bristol

Hi there fellow Bristol builder! The progress is looking good. It looked like you had a challenging block to star with? You seem to have got the Colorbond and Hebel…

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sinbox
Jun 23, 2017 8:31 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
23 June

When should a "start date" officially take place?

When should a "start date" officially take place?

From what you've said you have started lol. The stages you are in now are all weather dependent and you also have to remember it's about availability aswell with…

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Parabatzis
Jun 23, 2017 8:27 pm
charlibear
charlibear
23 June

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Ridge

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Ridge
QLD
1, 2

Congrats and welcome to H1!!! Looking forward to following along. My one bit of advice is to recess your sounding door tracks if Coral doesn't already, especially with a…

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charlibear
Jun 23, 2017 7:55 pm
charlibear

Tiling about to start!

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MoniqueElizabeth
Jun 23, 2017 7:23 pm

23 June 2017: So time for our weekly update. Looks like we have slowed down to a a bit of a crawl. Not much happened on site this week despite the…

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krusade25
Jun 23, 2017 6:29 pm
NthHome
NthHome
23 June

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Oh, really thought it would be at lock front that pic. Is they longer than expected? My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 viewtopic.php?t=86114 Much…

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NthHome
Jun 23, 2017 5:54 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 752, 753, 754

Sorry I didn't explain properly! $13k variation break down $3000 fixed price grantee (land took an extra 6 months to title) $9000 BAL rating changed from 12.5 to 19.…

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Danniellejayde
Jun 23, 2017 5:48 pm
subhra1981
subhra1981
23 June

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

@ak87 thanks for the update. The prices you provide is it if we deal directly with Jade eclectric or through NLH? Is there any price difference for both cases?

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subhra1981
Jun 23, 2017 5:40 pm
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jerryy
Jun 23, 2017 5:37 pm
Jclw
Jclw
23 June

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.

SJD Homes. Who's built with them.
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

That is brilliant! With all the commotion of moving that'll work for you...

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Jclw
Jun 23, 2017 5:32 pm
emdee
emdee
23 June

Recessed sliding door is flushed to internal floor slab

Recessed sliding door is flushed to internal floor slab
NSW

Once the tiles are in, it'll be 4cm higher than the door track so we can't go with the ramp :(. Thanks for the suggestion! I rang an independent building inspector today…

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emdee
Jun 23, 2017 4:45 pm
kaycee
kaycee
23 June

Fairwater in Blacktown by Australand

Fairwater in Blacktown by Australand
NSW
1 ... 61, 62, 63

Reasonable suppliers of plantation shutters: E: info@better-life.com.au T: 1300 982 370 P: 0434 489 580 31/62 Hume Highway LANSVALE NSW 2166 Product: Basswood Timber…

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kaycee
Jun 23, 2017 4:30 pm

Lucky! Having an actual pre-start date has pushed me to get a bit more organised which is good :) This is pretty much the only one I like from the range without it…

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jad33mily
Jun 23, 2017 4:29 pm
jad33mily
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SueDS
Jun 23, 2017 4:19 pm
SueDS
SueDS
SueDS
23 June

We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS

We are building VANCOUVER 33 with PORTER DAVIS
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hey - Not sure its to late, but if you are signing with PD. Make sure you go through all the numbers in details on the contract and tender appointment. They tend to sneak…

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SueDS
Jun 23, 2017 4:15 pm
SueDS
trimum
trimum
23 June

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 69, 70, 71

Ah thanks for that! I guess we will have to go for cross legs, I had already ruled out the straight legs too which I preferred as well! Our Acacia build -

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trimum
Jun 23, 2017 3:08 pm
trimum
Manpreet
Manpreet
23 June

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi All, Any news about carson cct..has any one got land there to build..i purchased lot 1668.

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Manpreet
Jun 23, 2017 3:02 pm
Natasha
Natasha
23 June

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!
WA
1, 2, 3

Thanks mrsdoe! Yep electrical is doing my head in already.. I'm quite certain we have all the powerpoints that we want, and my partner is helping with the position of…

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Natasha
Jun 23, 2017 2:50 pm

Bottom half of the south side is done to the front now. Back is done and they were working on the top of the alfresco columns this afternoon . They feel very…

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bank
Jun 23, 2017 2:45 pm
bank
SilentBoB
SilentBoB
23 June

M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton

M & C's First Build with HGWA - Eglinton
WA
1, 2, 3

Depending how handy you are they aren't too hard to do yourself and you can pick some up for a relatively decent price at Ikea. That's what we were originally going to…

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SilentBoB
Jun 23, 2017 2:05 pm
SilentBoB
Entilzha
Entilzha
23 June

Hickinbotham Build at Penfield (SA)

Hickinbotham Build at Penfield (SA)
SA
1, 2

Got my footings variation costing Wednesday Interesting result Footings about $1k under estimate then extra for soil removal and extra again for longer than standard…

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Entilzha
Jun 23, 2017 1:56 pm

Magnolia Estate, Hamlyn Terrace

Magnolia Estate, Hamlyn Terrace
NSW

Thought it would be a good idea to start a tread for everyone building in Mahnolia estate.

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firsthome2017
Jun 23, 2017 1:32 pm
Seren1ty
Seren1ty
23 June

Building in Gregory Hills - College Release Hall and Hart

Building in Gregory Hills - College Release Hall and Hart
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Rennie, We are still travelling through Council approvals stage at the moment (read: tree related delays). Contract signing will be soon, and then onward and upward!

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Seren1ty
Jun 23, 2017 1:22 pm
CDL1968
CDL1968
23 June

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 109, 110, 111

I was going to go but had to stay back at work, their website is not updated yet.

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CDL1968
Jun 23, 2017 11:47 am
CDL1968

Eliston Estate - Clyde, Melbourne

Eliston Estate - Clyde, Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Settlement has been confirmed for the 28th of June. So can't wait for next week to come round. Then the builder can finally do their soil and survey test and get this…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 23, 2017 11:45 am
firsttime_homies1401

Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Building with Simonds in Adelaide
SA
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Good size yard you might need a bigger wheelbarrow love the pink tho ;)

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buildingnanna
Jun 23, 2017 10:27 am
buildingnanna

Building on Slope - Latitude 37/Englehart/Glenvill/Mazzei

Building on Slope - Latitude 37/Englehart/Glenvill/Mazzei
VIC

@christoshizz thanks for your reply. I had a completely different outcome with Mazzie. They are open using different suppliers as I want because their architect (Dan…

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MisterSlope
Jun 23, 2017 8:10 am
Jess_89
Jess_89
23 June

B & D's First build with HGWA

B & D's First build with HGWA
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Awesome Dee! Hope they fix everything properly bummer about your windows but great that you noticed now!

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Jess_89
Jun 23, 2017 12:30 am
Jess_89
Jacinta.C
Jacinta.C
22 June

Our new home

Our new home
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

We found our builders were also very very accomodating after we explained our previous experience. Fingers crossed your build continues this…

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Jacinta.C
Jun 22, 2017 11:17 pm
Jacinta.C
wedge117
wedge117
22 June

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne

Fairhaven Homes Newport 361 in Sth East Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

The estate we are building in supplies colour bond fences so all are the same colour & height

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wedge117
Jun 22, 2017 11:04 pm
wedge117
dulie
dulie
22 June

My Metricon Phoenix in Melbourne

My Metricon Phoenix in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Looking good Jason! I can't wait to furnish our house more, seems more satisfying, cause you can see the results asap with 6 months of paper work lol.

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dulie
Jun 22, 2017 10:19 pm
dulie
tngo
tngo
22 June

Building single storey Clarendon Kiet 25 in Brisbane

Building single storey Clarendon Kiet 25 in Brisbane
QLD

Thanks @Bridgewitch, took me 11 times edit to learn that I should not resize the pics and not enter description in the Pictures while editting, thanks to my husband who…

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tngo
Jun 22, 2017 10:05 pm

Our New Home in Gippsland - almost complete

Our New Home in Gippsland - almost complete
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

How is it all going! what did the builder do about the garage door? The house looks great and what a nice view to wake up too :)

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Princesssarrah06
Jun 22, 2017 9:58 pm
asha27
asha27
22 June

Simonds Hudson Bendigo

Simonds Hudson Bendigo
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks! Our chopping board thing is broken so that's a shame. Will be a big weekend of moving I'm sure!

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asha27
Jun 22, 2017 9:49 pm
asha27
Adelaide88
Adelaide88
22 June

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Anyone built with distincitve homes in adelaide? After some reviews as there isnt much online : )

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Adelaide88
Jun 22, 2017 9:20 pm
Adelaide88
Adelaide88
22 June

KDR - custom home in Clearview

KDR - custom home in Clearview
NSW

Mine was 30k over what the builder provided too (not sure how much they include as standard). The cost of building has gone up so much since we built in 2009. Were…

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Adelaide88
Jun 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Manj
Manj
22 June

Our Amalfi 33 Build

Our Amalfi 33 Build
1, 2

Aww! Thanks @Rachael13 decided to paint to kill some time since there were delays with our sales quote .. yes have been to Cosham several times .. 5 mins away…

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Manj
Jun 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Manj

Our Block Of Land Is Being Destroyed, what to do?

Our Block Of Land Is Being Destroyed, what to do?

UPDATE: We found someone to remove all the rubbish for a hefty price, but we never received an invoice and it's been two months. Yay for us :) Guess he was paying it…

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2017istheyear
Jun 22, 2017 7:26 pm
Silver75
Silver75
22 June

Henley Electra 2016/2017 build

Henley Electra 2016/2017 build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

😕 hope they are able to resolve all of them for you promptly. Will be keen to hear how you go. Good luck.

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Silver75
Jun 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Silver75


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