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Site cut started, we’re off and running!!!

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Sutto79
May 17, 2018 10:56 pm

I've swung by yesterday to meet our site manager. Lovely guy, had a good chat, and let him know the low down with the neighbours, and discussed a few small things we had…

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Drew01
May 17, 2018 10:31 pm
Drew01
Renman
Renman
17 May

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!
NSW
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We got the P&F French door but not the integrated one. Didn't want to take the chance with M not getting the dimensions correct.

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Renman
May 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Renman

Frames are done and gutters are in :D Roof tiles to start next week. Met our SS out on site today, best bloke ever! Couldn't be happier with his communication and service.

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elieassi1992
May 17, 2018 8:13 pm
elieassi1992
Kandi
Kandi
17 May

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

has any one done pre lining walkthrough. how long they give you. who check the electrical work and plumbing? PCO or electrical person etc.

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Kandi
May 17, 2018 8:12 pm

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Looking good! Great progress awesome news about the tiles 😁 hope they sort the PowerPoint out for you :)

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vanessah2015
May 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
17 May

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
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Sounds right, you could call United Energy to clarify. We had to pay but that’s because it’s still power poles on our street so we paid to get pit installed.

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Ezza78
May 17, 2018 7:22 pm

Hey all, we have been doing some work on our styling. Here is a sneak peak of some of the stuff we have done. We are a finalist in the People’s Place Fairmont Homes…

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Wilko91
May 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Wilko91
Wilko91
Wilko91
17 May

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

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations guys! Enjoy your new home! It is fantastic to faintly be “in” and making it your own!

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Wilko91
May 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Wilko91
Wilko91
Wilko91
17 May

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

Very cool guys! Good luck with the build!

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Wilko91
May 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Wilko91
CC7
CC7
17 May

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD
QLD

oh i think you might have mentioned the batten thing somewhere else here, rings a bell. that really sucks, i hope the new colour still works well with the rest of the…

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CC7
May 17, 2018 4:29 pm
CC7
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 May

Zero Emission Build. QLD Modern Mount Top

Zero Emission Build. QLD Modern Mount Top
QLD

Two Teslas? I will be following this thread with a lot of interest.

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SaveH2O
May 17, 2018 12:47 pm
SaveH2O

Anyone have any experiences with Bartlett Homes?

Anyone have any experiences with Bartlett Homes?
NSW

Just saw your post! We also wanted feedback about Bartlett Homes, but there was none. But we took the chance and am SO glad we did. We had been 23 weeks with another…

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Mum to 3Ms
May 17, 2018 12:01 pm

I do not. Our house is all white, with Antique White USA on the walls, Vivid White ceiling and trims and semi-gloss Parchment laminates. I think it looks great, but you…

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arcadelt
May 17, 2018 11:02 am
coref1
coref1
17 May

Building at Macarthur Heights

Building at Macarthur Heights
NSW

Thanks coref1. Hopefully Council will pull their finger out and get yours approved. Our assessor didn’t take that long. It was the 9 weeks it took for…

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coref1
May 17, 2018 10:35 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
17 May

Do developers allow soil test before land is registered?

Do developers allow soil test before land is registered?

Land access is feasible only after settlement. Nothing wrong in asking their sales office...

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IamSAM
May 17, 2018 9:00 am
IamSAM
Mish018
Mish018
17 May

Building at Macarthur Heights

Building at Macarthur Heights
NSW

Got a call from our builder last night who said she was sending us through a copy of our DA with a variation for all the additional requirements Campbelltown Council…

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Mish018
May 17, 2018 8:18 am
Jacks
Jacks
17 May

Starr Constructions in Sydney

Starr Constructions in Sydney
NSW

Hi all, we’re seriously considering Starr Constructions and was wondering if any of you are still on the forum and able to provide any further insight now that your…

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Jacks
May 17, 2018 6:42 am
Jacks
Jacks
17 May

Horizon Homes

Horizon Homes
NSW

We haven’t signed up with anyone yet but have since moved away from both Horizon and Roselea for various reasons. We’re now seriously considering Starr Constructions…

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Jacks
May 17, 2018 6:38 am

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte

Coral Homes - Modified Bronte
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hey CL, Great to see you have handover, hope the issues get sorted soon and you can move on. House looks fantastic btw :-D

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em-n-craig
May 16, 2018 11:41 pm

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

JDRaj, the developer cancelled my contract (exactly 24 months from signing). I plan to take them to court including the directors John Hendricks, the Estate manager Rex,…

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Charlie Davidson
May 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
16 May

BL- Coral - Grange 26 - Week 21 - its like a lottery

BL- Coral - Grange 26 - Week 21 - its like a lottery
NSW
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Hey bd how far over contract will you be we are 5 months next week 😬

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Ryan2007
May 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Ryan2007

Footings on a split Seaford meadows

Footings on a split Seaford meadows
SA

thanks Mate for the ideas there is one split level house on the same street but I haven’t been game enough to knock on their door.

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Ryanjcallaghan
May 16, 2018 8:34 pm
CC7
CC7
16 May

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / May 14th - Roof & Windows

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / May 14th - Roof & Windows
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Yep we are in the same boat. We didn't want to go too light on the render, like white because I wasn't sure if it would show up dirty quicker. My bro used to be a…

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CC7
May 16, 2018 8:22 pm
CC7

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2

Thanks guys! It Austral’s San Selmo Cloudy Silver. We had ordered their san selmo reclaimed, but when they arrived from italy, their background tone was a honey…

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benblinkau
May 16, 2018 6:57 pm
benblinkau
Monkey55
Monkey55
16 May

Eden Estate Two Wells SA

Eden Estate Two Wells SA
SA

Hi Shazaw, Unfortunately no Magnolia street trees! A few people have planted them in their gardens already... I know I will be!

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Monkey55
May 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 921, 922, 923

Thanks for your response, there is nothing on the plans. It has turned out to be an error.. :-)

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The Smiths
May 16, 2018 6:31 pm

Custom Builders (Sydney - French /Hamptons) under 500k

Custom Builders (Sydney - French /Hamptons) under 500k
NSW

You get what you pay for in general. 500k is just not enough for a custom home. Even if it’s a project home, at 40sq you will be looking at basic-medium level of…

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kirashogun
May 16, 2018 4:34 pm

We have just had the state manager from Queensland come down to look at our house after we discovered we have big issues with our bricks (and so many others along the way)…

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Sarah13
May 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Sarah13

Here’s our latest, bricks delivered windows in, roof on. Now waiting on a bricklayer.

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Code128
May 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Code128
Sarah13
Sarah13
16 May

Coral Homes: Brick issues

Coral Homes: Brick issues

So we are nearly at 8 months since atart of build, 10 days over contract and just had the state manager come down from QLD to look at our house after we discovered a…

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Sarah13
May 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Sarah13

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q1 Build - Sherwood, QLD

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q1 Build - Sherwood, QLD
QLD

Love the look of your house! Also really like that you had the old one removed rather than demolished.

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blackcat20
May 16, 2018 3:08 pm
blackcat20
lisalula
lisalula
16 May

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA

Oh I thought you meant you wanted round or something! Haha. Thanks for mentioning, I will query it with our builder. We are thinking of putting in a fixed wooden feature…

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lisalula
May 16, 2018 2:32 pm
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
16 May

NSW Central Coast, Narara - Coral Homes Noosa 25

NSW Central Coast, Narara - Coral Homes Noosa 25
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your on a roll!! So good to see it’s happening quickly for you guys now 😁

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mj-mac4
May 16, 2018 1:15 pm
mj-mac4

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted - lots happening and no time! We are still living in the land of boxes, and trying to get our driveway etc. organised. Our cooktop…

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Bridgetwitch
May 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Bridgetwitch

MY Homes WA

MY Homes WA
WA

Hi nomisnagol welcome to the forum You may get a better response if you write the clauses up...

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 16, 2018 11:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy

We're Locked up & shelving has been started Good thing is being the owner/electrician, I get a construction Key!!

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sparky_JsP
May 16, 2018 10:55 am
sparky_JsP
Cellaraso
Cellaraso
16 May

Builder requesting stage payment with defects in the build

Builder requesting stage payment with defects in the build

Thanks for the replies. My site supervisor said the items will be rectified and they can be checked at the pre-plaster inspection. I just thought it was a bit rich that…

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Cellaraso
May 16, 2018 10:16 am

Anyone Tried Termite Proof Paint to Untreated Timber Frame?

Anyone Tried Termite Proof Paint to Untreated Timber Frame?
QLD

larry1124 Your understanding is my understanding Your builder will need to provide you relevant Data, information and proofs ..always ask for a termite guarantee

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 16, 2018 7:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Anna4Chris
May 16, 2018 4:54 am
Tay
Tay
15 May

Busby Homes

Busby Homes
VIC

Hi Ezza78, just wonder if you decided to build with Busby and if yes, do you recommend them?what is your experience with them

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Tay
May 15, 2018 11:40 pm
amilelka
amilelka
15 May

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura

Rossmoyne WA - First Build With Ventura
WA
1, 2

Your floorplan looks great slugcatcher! Good luck with your build, it seems to be progressing quickly. Seems we will be neighbours - I recognise your street, we hope to…

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amilelka
May 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Reeba
Reeba
15 May

Metricon trades using electricity from our house

Metricon trades using electricity from our house

Thanks for the feedback and suggestion Aussietta, will look into doing that. Spoke to cops regarding the incident and they said that this practice is quite rife in these…

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Reeba
May 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Reeba

Is the builder responsible for root barrier installation?

Is the builder responsible for root barrier installation?
QLD

Most builder's engineers will provide an info pack which will detail what the homeowners responsibilities are for slab maintenance etc. One thing it should say is for M…

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sweetswisssteel
May 15, 2018 8:10 pm

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

It’s a great price and includes free sapphire upgrades and a $5k colour studio voucher. The trick to saving is say no to upgrades. Get standard everything except…

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Anna4Chris
May 15, 2018 5:12 pm
bruce0807
bruce0807
15 May

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel
VIC
1, 2

You are lucky that it is raining after your slab done, rains can help your concrete curing.

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bruce0807
May 15, 2018 3:56 pm


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