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I am building a new house and it is about to finish. There was a problem in gas connection so builder fixed it through brick wall. Please see attached photo. My…

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cbm31
Feb 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Deposit: 09/05/17 Settlement: 18/09/17 Land size: 532 SQM

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Vimal
Feb 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Kb1705
Kb1705
6 February

Please suggest if you have had good experience or bad with a

Please suggest if you have had good experience or bad with a

APG/Aveling/ Broadway/ Bellagio? Or any other two storey builders (traditional construction) looking to build around your Melville Also thoughts on concrete slab vs…

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Kb1705
Feb 06, 2018 12:57 pm
icat2000
icat2000
6 February

Settlement Agent Conflict of Interest

Settlement Agent Conflict of Interest

It's a direct conflict of interest as their is no independent party that is acting independent of these three components. It's a risk that you need to factor in. Not sure…

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icat2000
Feb 06, 2018 4:34 am
icat2000
alexp79
alexp79
6 February

Construction stage | FRAMING

Construction stage | FRAMING

Also depends if the frame is pre-fab, steel frames will be generally faster, etc.

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alexp79
Feb 05, 2018 11:10 pm

Bricks vs cladding

Bricks vs cladding

Finish one Start another.. it's a job Forums, the internet, data,algorithms and apps should be about helping people and not about Spin & Ripping Battlers & Punter off....

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 05, 2018 8:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
secondtimeround
secondtimeround
5 February

Anyone Built Allworth Harmony Guest

Anyone Built Allworth Harmony Guest
NSW

Hi, we are looking at building the harmony guest, my main concern is the size of the living area at the back, with no display model it’s hard to visualise. Also has…

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secondtimeround
Feb 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Maps
Maps
5 February

How long was everyone's admin stage?

How long was everyone's admin stage?
VIC

Hello, We did our preliminary contract and deposit in December 2016, March 2017 was final contract signing which we delayed by 2 weeks (not builder's fault), land titled…

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Maps
Feb 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Pummers
Pummers
5 February

ICF - Insulated Concrete Form Builds Australia

ICF - Insulated Concrete Form Builds Australia
WA

Did you proceed with your ICF build? If so, what block did you use and how did you find it, what problems did you have, what would you do again and what would you do…

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Pummers
Feb 05, 2018 5:56 am
Choosy
Choosy
4 February

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR

New Home - Summit Homes 'The Orchard' - Perth SOR
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Completly understand 😀, not looking forward to when we move after almost 19 years in the same house.

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Choosy
Feb 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Choosy

Both replies have been super helpful so far. The bricks we are going to use for the fireplace is pure decorative as during the planning stage I wasn't sure the type of…

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T-rent
Feb 04, 2018 5:41 pm
jm_928
jm_928
4 February

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

We are considering building with Metro at Minters Field and would be interested in any recent experiences, particularly with the build timeframes and the level of quality.

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jm_928
Feb 04, 2018 5:19 pm
RookieKew27
RookieKew27
4 February

electrical upgrades

electrical upgrades

Thanks heaps! Helps us in budgeting. So many little things I didn't think of aswell!

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RookieKew27
Feb 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Stacca
Stacca
4 February

Slab showing between front door and porch

Slab showing between front door and porch
QLD

Display homes are all rendered below the door.. Will make sure its fixed

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Stacca
Feb 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Stacca
Renman
Renman
4 February

NBN and HFC from across the street

NBN and HFC from across the street
VIC

I was told that they have ran a conduit from the pit to the side of the garage. So all Telstra has to do is pull up the cable using the draw string

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Renman
Feb 04, 2018 11:41 am
Renman
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
3 February

Larger plumbing pipes in WA

Larger plumbing pipes in WA
WA

The maximum pressure within the home is mandated to not exceed 500 kPa. The hydraulic performance at the end fixtures is determined by hydraulic calculations that takes…

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SaveH2O
Feb 03, 2018 2:18 pm
SaveH2O
Blondie9
Blondie9
3 February

Noosa series Coral homes

Noosa series Coral homes
NSW

Hi guys, My partner & I are looking at building our first home with coral homes, the design we both have decided on is the Noosa 28/29. Just after some feedback of those…

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Blondie9
Feb 03, 2018 11:16 am
allblaqk
allblaqk
3 February

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie

Katrina's 2nd home build - Gympie
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Haha yeah I have some of those boxes from 5 years ago. I might get around to it this time! Glad to see you are all settled in. Love the fridge. It looks like a perfect fit

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allblaqk
Feb 02, 2018 11:10 pm
allblaqk
Susan.kotha
Susan.kotha
2 February

Anyone building Clarendon homes Sheridan 39 mkii in Edmondso

Anyone building Clarendon homes Sheridan 39 mkii in Edmondso
NSW

Hi Kareena, Alpine white is the bench top as in Parklea display home. We took Alpine white 80 mm thickness as in display. For that colour $ 2500 and for thickness another…

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Susan.kotha
Feb 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Pummers_D38
Pummers_D38
2 February

Bricks to ground

Bricks to ground

Its better if it higher... it allows water to flow away... it also reduces the likelyhood of you or the landscaper building the dirt height up above the weep holes which…

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Pummers_D38
Feb 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
2 February

House Demolition Adelaide

House Demolition Adelaide
SA

we are hoping to start the demo early next week with Magil Demolition. We were also told that we had to move out before asking for services to be cut (which can then take…

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Nawsome
Feb 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Nawsome
shc
shc
2 February

Recommendation - Building Inspector Brisbane

Recommendation - Building Inspector Brisbane
QLD

Thank you Chrinee and allblaqk! Looks like they provide stage by stage inspection service too. I would like to get that if it is affordable for us.

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shc
Feb 02, 2018 12:43 pm
inphaze
inphaze
2 February

Building a Porter Davis Hillside 34

Building a Porter Davis Hillside 34
VIC
1, 2

Never too early to start buying furniture, Charlotte and I bought 2 new couches at Nick Scali because they had a very good deal. And we haven’t even started construction yet :-)

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inphaze
Feb 02, 2018 12:25 pm
inphaze
Tribe7
Tribe7
1 February

Coral Homes Longreach QLD

Coral Homes Longreach QLD
QLD

Hi MsMel, Great to see another QLD build, how is it all going? Looking forward to following along

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Tribe7
Feb 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Tribe7
Zhenhua
Zhenhua
1 February

Do builders usually insulate behind the cornices?

Do builders usually insulate behind the cornices?
VIC

Agreed, my insulation installers simply took the easiest way out, not taking the time to cut wall batts properly, and to install the ceiling batts properly either. Such…

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Zhenhua
Feb 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Clean
Clean
1 February

Garage and Frond door colors - Please help

Garage and Frond door colors - Please help

The bricks are ironstone. However the facade would be rendered. It same isla facade i posted above. Render colors also same until now.

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Clean
Feb 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Jayman1
Jayman1
1 February

Anyone building with Rawson Home at Willowdale Denham Court

Anyone building with Rawson Home at Willowdale Denham Court
NSW
1, 2

Hi Waza, nice to see you are building with Rawson Home at Willowdale estate - our build experience with Rawson somewhat good and bad, but overall we are happy with the…

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Jayman1
Feb 01, 2018 2:45 pm

I had a play just before with the ground floor but I just have the demo version. Can you draw over your existing plans if you pay for the upgraded version? This is what…

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Brenton41
Feb 01, 2018 2:16 pm
sparrowsnest
sparrowsnest
1 February

Metricon Vantage

Metricon Vantage
1, 2, 3, 4

Yay! That’s a much better amount! It’s good that they took the time to explain it to you and your happy with the outcome, other than the cost of course :)

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sparrowsnest
Feb 01, 2018 2:00 pm
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Hurrow
Feb 01, 2018 10:36 am
Des85
Des85
1 February

Cost of upgrades - when disclosed ?

Cost of upgrades - when disclosed ?

Thanks TashPaul, very useful advice there

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Des85
Feb 01, 2018 10:09 am
First_build
First_build
1 February

Frame inspection

Frame inspection

We are wondering what to look out for at the slab and frame inspection?

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First_build
Feb 01, 2018 8:07 am
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Skiwi14
Feb 01, 2018 12:35 am
homeone
homeone
31 January

Metricon Experience

Metricon Experience

Subject renamed to Metricon Experience.

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homeone
Jan 31, 2018 9:58 pm
homeone
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
31 January

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32
NSW
1 ... 55, 56, 57

Thank CB. We are so happy with everything.

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Becs Coral
Jan 31, 2018 8:17 pm
Becs Coral
DanielleJ92
DanielleJ92
31 January

First home builders! - Building through eight homes....

First home builders! - Building through eight homes....
VIC

Hi Persol, Oh i'm disapointed to hear that for you; that mus be so frustrating. We have heard your same complaints from quite a few people which is a bit of a worry to…

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DanielleJ92
Jan 31, 2018 7:57 pm
kimh_riverview
kimh_riverview
31 January

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview

Fairhaven Homes - Riverview
VIC

well i change my mind , now im building a double story with orbit homes

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kimh_riverview
Jan 31, 2018 11:06 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
31 January

Timber flooring and decking

Timber flooring and decking
QLD

You may have meant sealing or oiling: staining is adding a colour.

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arcadelt
Jan 31, 2018 6:27 am
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
30 January

Building with Aveling in the Hills.

Building with Aveling in the Hills.
WA

Thanks nicolac34! I'm afraid I haven't posted much over the months of the build but so far we have been very happy with Aveling and any concerns or problems we have had…

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MiAlJe
Jan 30, 2018 10:10 pm
MiAlJe
gmohitg
gmohitg
30 January

Anyone has pictures for Metricon Rustic Barley Flooring ?

Anyone has pictures for Metricon Rustic Barley Flooring ?

Has anyone opted for the Metricon Rustic Barley Flooring ? If yes can you share some pictures of how it turns out ? It is one of the two choices we have and we don't want…

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gmohitg
Jan 30, 2018 10:04 pm
gmohitg
tracymac01
tracymac01
30 January

A few questions about building with Carlisle Homes

A few questions about building with Carlisle Homes
VIC

Thanks Timmy. Sorry for the late reply as I didn't realize someone replied my post... Yes, mine is a KDR and the house will be demolished this week. The contruction…

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tracymac01
Jan 30, 2018 1:50 pm
edrenaline
edrenaline
30 January

Building with Mimosa Homes @Manor Lakes, Victoria

Building with Mimosa Homes @Manor Lakes, Victoria
VIC

Hi all. I'm planning to build with Mimosa on Lollipop Hill @ Manor Lakes. I haven't signed the contract yet. Things were going good during the sales process till I…

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edrenaline
Jan 30, 2018 12:08 pm
VMGlendale37
VMGlendale37
29 January

Metricon Glendale 37+

Metricon Glendale 37+
NSW
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Thank you! No DIY for us. As much as we would have love to have done it ourselves it was part of the job we gave to our landscaper. They did the whole lot.

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VMGlendale37
Jan 29, 2018 10:37 pm
ashlisa
ashlisa
29 January

My First Build - Coral Homes Noosa 20 - Jordan Springs

My First Build - Coral Homes Noosa 20 - Jordan Springs
NSW
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Hi there Im just wondering if you remember name of the colour you usef for these cabinets in batbroom? Im looking at a grey sinilar to this Thank you

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ashlisa
Jan 29, 2018 10:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 January

Builder supervisor said taps are meant to be loose

Builder supervisor said taps are meant to be loose

Never had loose taps with stainless steel sinks. Looks like someone has forgot to put the proper…

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bashworth
Jan 29, 2018 8:31 pm
bashworth
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
29 January

Henley Reserve Ivory

Henley Reserve Ivory
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Its just 140mm Merbau. Would have loved spotted gum to match baton screens and bench seating but just couldn’t justify the extra $$$ We have so much stuff on…

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Saint Girl
Jan 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Saint Girl

Hi guy's, Thanks for your ideas. Having looked at it again I have adjusted the lay as per the attached picture. What do you think of this layout now? Thanks for your time.

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Varsani
Jan 29, 2018 12:30 pm
yonas
yonas
29 January

Building new home in HARPLEY ESTATE (STAGE 28)

Building new home in HARPLEY ESTATE (STAGE 28)
VIC

Thanks edrenaline, i have found a small 2 storey house and land package from Sherridon that will cost us $460k. We just decided to go for this as this will save us some…

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yonas
Jan 29, 2018 8:33 am
GillyH
GillyH
28 January

JG King Lexington 240 - In!

JG King Lexington 240 - In!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

So how are you finding your new home? Our build with JG King is well on its way.

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GillyH
Jan 28, 2018 9:05 pm
GillyH

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