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Bri1234
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KDR - SE Melb - Simonds FlindersKDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders
VIC
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Thanks Rachael, Yeah Simonds will do contract before 2nd soil and survey but the site costs wont be fixed in the contract. I got the pm, thanks. I will give them a…

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Bri1234
Apr 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Tribe7
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Yesterday
Building the Denver 29 with MetriconBuilding the Denver 29 with Metricon
NSW
1, 2

Hey JessicaG, Yes we built with Metricon in 2015 and are inching painfully slowly towards starting our next build. Acreage house this time

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Tribe7
Apr 26, 2017 8:48 pm
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Crownleyian
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Yesterday
Mojo HomesMojo Homes
NSW
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So much for moving in before Christmas 😐

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Crownleyian
Apr 26, 2017 8:31 pm
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surtees
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Yesterday
Building Lexington 240Building Lexington 240
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congratulations thats so exciting

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surtees
Apr 26, 2017 8:23 pm
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em-n-craig
Yesterday
First Home :) Building with Dixon HomesFirst Home :) Building with Dixon Homes
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Won't be long and your roof will be on. Click on the link below and it will take you to out thread

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em-n-craig
Apr 26, 2017 8:00 pm
HENRY
Yesterday
Henry's Build on the Gold CoastHenry's Build on the Gold Coast
QLD
1, 2, 3

Thank you em-n-craig. I love Surfmist. So fresh and cool in summer.

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HENRY
Apr 26, 2017 7:54 pm
Parabatzis
Yesterday
Mystique WollertMystique Wollert
VIC

Haha yes very close. All the best with it all Carlisle are very quick I've seen their houses going up in our estate

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Parabatzis
Apr 26, 2017 6:16 pm

Very exciting. Last week we visited the construction site and here are the latest pictures. Main Door: Walk In Linen: Fridge Space and Plumbing for Water/Ice…

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Param2016
Apr 26, 2017 6:14 pm
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aloenyx
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Yesterday
Mismatch between house plan and kitchen planMismatch between house plan and kitchen plan
NSW

I have a similar issue in the kitchen. I changed a section of bench to be 1500mm long instead of 1200mm, and I asked for the kitchen window to be extended to suit.. The…

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aloenyx
Apr 26, 2017 5:58 pm
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aaron_online
Yesterday
Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..
NSW
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Hi, Anyone building at mccormick/mccormcack st? I'm confused with the st name because our land contract of sale says Mc Cormick but for some odd reason the correct st…

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aaron_online
Apr 26, 2017 5:01 pm
AksayKumar
Yesterday
AdenBrook homes Greater SydneyAdenBrook homes Greater Sydney
SA

Thanks Mate... Till now it is all smooth for me as well. They are very prompt and responsive.

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AksayKumar
Apr 26, 2017 4:31 pm
Anyone built using an architect?Anyone built using an architect?
1, 2, 3

Ok I've had a more detailed look at your renders and here are a few ideas to reduce cost (some of them have already been mentioned by other posters) There are some huge…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 26, 2017 4:28 pm
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BrownDog77
Yesterday
NSW: Coral Homes Avoca 23 - Started to update :)NSW: Coral Homes Avoca 23 - Started to update :)
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

What's been happening this week Whitey? Any pics to show?

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BrownDog77
Apr 26, 2017 3:34 pm
eliszia
Yesterday
Mount Barker ThreadMount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Good luck! You are almost there. Counsil didn't take too long for most in the estate, hopefully yours come through quickly too. Elle

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eliszia
Apr 26, 2017 3:00 pm
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bank
Apr 26, 2017 2:54 pm
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bank
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Yesterday
Land loan & construction loanLand loan & construction loan

In our case we put all we wanted to contribute into the land loan to keep it as small as possible and avoid LMI. Then when it came time for the construction loan we used…

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bank
Apr 26, 2017 2:53 pm
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New Building Seaford Meadows SANew Building Seaford Meadows SA
SA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

That would be great thanks 😀 pooraka is so far away though! It's a shame about advanced. My parents, grandparents and sister in law have all used them in the last 2…

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bubbles_family
Apr 26, 2017 2:35 pm
klea
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Coral Homes Marcoola 30 Brisbane WestCoral Homes Marcoola 30 Brisbane West
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Did the laminate finish on the overhead cupboards cost much to upgrade? (I'm assuming timber look laminate wasn't in the standard range?) I'm looking at doing the same for…

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klea
Apr 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Clarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSWClarendon Sheridan Build - Box Hill NSW
NSW

we're actually in Stage 1 of Highgrove too. We may be neighbors!! Going through the color selections wasn't too bad but I was pretty surprised around how poor the…

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Phoenix-ribber
Apr 26, 2017 1:09 pm
Renman
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Yesterday
Metricon VantageMetricon Vantage
1, 2

Good luck and have fun.

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Renman
Apr 26, 2017 12:31 pm
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kylz4
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Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)
VIC

Haha! Yeah there is no way I would have paid $13k for it! Their pricing is crazy!!

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kylz4
Apr 26, 2017 12:16 pm
vandy
Yesterday
Who is building with Kurrajong Homes?Who is building with Kurrajong Homes?
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi Lily123456 Do they email you the extension letter or was it by post? Thanks

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vandy
Apr 26, 2017 11:59 am
dulie
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Yesterday
Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSWMetricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Woohoo! Finally moving along!!

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dulie
Apr 26, 2017 11:33 am
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chez123411
Yesterday
Upgrades with Carlisle homes easy livingUpgrades with Carlisle homes easy living
VIC

Hi guys, We are building the Bayview 19 and have requested for a couple of upgrades we would like to have in our home. We are moving onto the "selections" step where we…

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chez123411
Apr 26, 2017 11:15 am
Oliver1989G
Yesterday
Village Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson ParkVillage Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson Park
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi everyone, I am planning on putting concrete down the side of my house would anyone know if there are any restrictions in the area? I don't have my cert occupancy atm…

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Oliver1989G
Apr 26, 2017 9:37 am
jcrabbitoh
26 April
Build a new home from Mcdonald Jones HomesBuild a new home from Mcdonald Jones Homes
NSW

The exterior colours are fine. You get 3 painted colours for the outside which is not too hard to work with. Eaves, posts and anything else like ours being bag and…

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jcrabbitoh
Apr 26, 2017 9:01 am
nikil
26 April
Porter Davis - Madison 40Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1, 2

Exciting! Enjoy your day.

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nikil
Apr 26, 2017 9:00 am
Doulton777
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26 April
My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 MelbMy KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Yeah and they would get it cheaper to begin with cos they buy them in volumes. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Apr 26, 2017 8:36 am
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janbo
26 April
Building with Fairmont Homes - Down SouthBuilding with Fairmont Homes - Down South
SA
1, 2

They have different Porticos outs has monument roof other two are black , two will have rendered columns so they should all look a little bit different from the front

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janbo
Apr 26, 2017 8:09 am
Marshall5858
26 April
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!
SA
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Ooh that gap would give me the heebie jeebies! I'm obsessed with potential places for snakes to hide It really sucks that you're having to pay out money to find…

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Marshall5858
Apr 26, 2017 7:25 am
bubblynutter
26 April
Metricon Denver 47 - Cabinetry and paintingMetricon Denver 47 - Cabinetry and painting
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

The plan is to have a garden bed in between the two walls, with just a row of magnolia little gems the whole length (I think I worked out I need 13....), with white…

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bubblynutter
Apr 26, 2017 3:46 am
Doulton777
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26 April
Metricon - Duxton 39Metricon - Duxton 39
VIC
1 ... 68, 69, 70

I was referring to the Bluetooth functionality Here's the link for the Iconic http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... sC0YOYQvBM Apart from the…

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Doulton777
Apr 26, 2017 1:10 am
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jenza20
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26 April
How often do you visit your site?How often do you visit your site?
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Everyday! I'm lucky because my block is a 5 min jog around the corner. :-D

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jenza20
Apr 26, 2017 1:07 am
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ehhc
25 April
KDR with Sekisui House: post handoverKDR with Sekisui House: post handover
NSW
1 ... 121, 122, 123

yeah certainly helps with assurance Thanks, and I must of missed that part, just went back and found the wrong sink posts. Will just have to see if Burbank management are…

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ehhc
Apr 25, 2017 10:31 pm
em-n-craig
25 April
Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Garage floor looks awesome, will be doing that when our place is finished.

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em-n-craig
Apr 25, 2017 9:49 pm
Whitey22
25 April
Coral Homes general build threadCoral Homes general build thread
QLD
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:) no dramas but yeah as for connection costs you wont get it much cheaper unfortunately

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Whitey22
Apr 25, 2017 8:59 pm
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Emmz70
Apr 25, 2017 8:10 pm

I didnt know the dark grout was even an option so will definitely go for that now. If its something i want to change later on might just go for vinyl planks similar to this

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Satria
Apr 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Edy_Jab
25 April
Redbank at North Richmond NSWRedbank at North Richmond NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi everyone, my wife and I have got a block in box hill but have now come across red bank and went for a drive through there today!! We are now considering selling box…

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Edy_Jab
Apr 25, 2017 8:03 pm
arcadelt
25 April
Recessed sliding door tracksRecessed sliding door tracks
1, 2

No, why would you think that? If he says he can do it and it was contracted, then I am certain he will try his best. As has been mentioned above, though, it may be easy…

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arcadelt
Apr 25, 2017 7:45 pm
theshack
25 April
Reducing construction costs for custom buildReducing construction costs for custom build
VIC

It did cross my mind briefly by my wife and I both work full time and our shack block is 90 minutes away so would make any site supervision difficult. I suspect the OB…

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theshack
Apr 25, 2017 7:31 pm
AnnPerkins
25 April
Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?Porter davis Marbella 38 supply own applainces ?
VIC

We are building with PD and have sourced our own appliances. The kitchen appliances they offer are not very great. So we deleted them and will be installing Siemens…

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AnnPerkins
Apr 25, 2017 6:30 pm
eirrac
25 April
GJ Gardner Montville- First home buildGJ Gardner Montville- First home build

Thanks so much. We are building Gold Coast North. Hopefully wont be too much longer and build will start :)

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eirrac
Apr 25, 2017 6:04 pm
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Marshall5858
Apr 25, 2017 6:02 pm



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