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pauldab
pauldab
9 July

Plumbing under sink

Plumbing under sink

In vic here, ours was done this way in all areas (kitchen, laundry, bathrooms) made things so easy to handle when after move in the tap in the laundry was faulty and we…

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pauldab
Jul 09, 2017 11:15 am
lliigg
lliigg
9 July

Palace q1 Henley

Palace q1 Henley
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

we just saw the brick paint job today. Was very disappointing. No way matches the real color variation of the bricks. The build is past completion date.... extremely…

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lliigg
Jul 09, 2017 1:18 am

Found this on a previous page. Does this help? C U S T O M. C O R A L. B R O N T E.…

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MrsJM
Jul 09, 2017 12:49 am
MrsJM
davidpark
davidpark
8 July

is termite prevention included or extra??

is termite prevention included or extra??

Hello, I want to know, What is the difference between Part A and Part B treatment???...

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davidpark
Jul 08, 2017 9:39 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 30ish

Coral Homes Daydream 30ish
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi we are building a daydream 30 with cooloola portico which we thought was identical to the display home but it appears not. Our plans also say Grand Cooloola but it…

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dougang287
Jul 08, 2017 9:22 pm

Building a Daydream 32

Building a Daydream 32
QLD
1, 2

Hi can you tell me what portico you have gone with?

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dougang287
Jul 08, 2017 9:06 pm

Coral Daydream Series - tile selection

Coral Daydream Series - tile selection
QLD

I am building a Daydream 30 and have bathroom pics in my forumn

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dougang287
Jul 08, 2017 9:00 pm
Robin8887
Robin8887
8 July

Site cost

Site cost
VIC

Hi , anyone planning to build in pebblestone cct? It's in collage green( student release stage 8)

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Robin8887
Jul 08, 2017 6:16 pm

willo06 Plan looks good. If you have to stick to this plan without changing too much. Personally for me I would swap bed 3 (the one opposite the…

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willo06
Jul 08, 2017 5:00 pm
ayaman
ayaman
8 July

Unexpected Sewerage Pipe ruining pool plans- Advice Please!

Unexpected Sewerage Pipe ruining pool plans- Advice Please!
VIC

Ahhh yes. That makes sense. No we didn't think to indicate an exclusion zone.... wish we had though!

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ayaman
Jul 08, 2017 11:07 am
Nawsome
Nawsome
8 July

Soil Reports and Engineer's Report

Soil Reports and Engineer's Report
SA

that sounds good - hope you get a good result for your soil

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Nawsome
Jul 08, 2017 9:09 am
Nawsome
Merinnan
Merinnan
7 July

Warragul with a Simonds Nicholson/Stamford

Warragul with a Simonds Nicholson/Stamford
VIC

Thanks for the response! Unfortunately, the builder came back with a resounding "no" to building on that block - luckily our offer was subject to the builder's inspection,…

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Merinnan
Jul 08, 2017 12:10 am
Merinnan
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 July

Adding wood to your frame studs

Adding wood to your frame studs
VIC

They are called noggings and you should tell your builder where you want them so you can hang TVs, shelves, dryers, grab rails, etc - they should be part of the build process.

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arcadelt
Jul 07, 2017 9:35 pm

Coral homes Noosa 23 central coast

Coral homes Noosa 23 central coast
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Oh Denym your house is beautiful more inspo pics please I love everything ...

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BrownDog77
Jul 07, 2017 8:24 pm
dillongl
dillongl
7 July

G J Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon

G J Gardner Mandalay 282 Bundanoon
NSW

I've emailed and asked for the date, won't hear back until Monday now....my son is going to take some aerial pics over the weekend before they start and hopefully once…

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dillongl
Jul 07, 2017 8:02 pm
dillongl
dexx
dexx
7 July

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights

Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Now that the dust has well and truly settled, are you happy with how your home turned out and happy with how Celebration performed? How were they in terms of letting you…

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dexx
Jul 07, 2017 7:10 pm

So we are now just awaiting our windows and doors for the lockup phase. Roof tiles are on, internal walls have plumbing, electrical wiring embedded, render and the…

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Denea
Jul 07, 2017 12:02 pm
Denea
marshi
marshi
7 July

Selkirk coastal stone

Selkirk coastal stone
VIC

Yep we are the same! We had another supposedly cat 1 brick picked and got to our selections yesterday and it had swapped categories with coastal stone. So we have had to…

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marshi
Jul 07, 2017 9:57 am
bashworth
bashworth
7 July

Price negotiations

Price negotiations
QLD

Once you have signed the building contract any opportunity to negotiate is gone. Builders regard post signing upgrades as the 'cream' where they make the most of their…

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bashworth
Jul 07, 2017 9:37 am
bashworth
Tan one
Tan one
7 July

Our Build with ClearView Homes -Plumpton VIC

Our Build with ClearView Homes -Plumpton VIC
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Ours was not even mistakes yet. Its them not doing it at all. The one that is most annoying is how fast they are in sending an invoice to an incomplete stage. We are just…

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Tan one
Jul 07, 2017 9:18 am

Sinking backyard

Sinking backyard
VIC

Soil is best to be compacted before turf goes down I think - at least with roll on. Unsure if it's the same for seed. But it sounds like a lot of loose soil and the rain…

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Imightbedave
Jul 07, 2017 12:39 am

Coral Homes Beaumont Tiles selections

Coral Homes Beaumont Tiles selections
NSW

Did you get it sorted? Good luck tomorrow :) Make sure you show us pics of your selections :)

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Tamara1975
Jul 06, 2017 8:38 pm

Montgomery Homes Carolina 342 modified - first build

Montgomery Homes Carolina 342 modified - first build
NSW

Hey all, The back end frame has just gone up on our build. It has been an overly long process with our DA approval taking a Very long time due to unique circumstances of…

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titleist007
Jul 06, 2017 4:37 pm
SamKM
SamKM
6 July

Hebel vs Brick

Hebel vs Brick

Hi, We building a sovereign with metricon and decided on a fully rendered front provincial fascade. We have been given the option to use hebel instead of bricks as a…

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SamKM
Jul 06, 2017 12:50 pm
meminiau
meminiau
6 July

Building at Northlakes Estate- Cameron park

Building at Northlakes Estate- Cameron park
NSW
1 ... 157, 158, 159

Hey! I'm on Blackwood and I've been with Skymesh for a while now, and haven't had any issues.

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meminiau
Jul 06, 2017 11:17 am
sri_arch
sri_arch
6 July

Cap & Seal of Sewer at demo stage

Cap & Seal of Sewer at demo stage
VIC

hi Ezza, who did you use for your services to cap and seal sewer? would you recommend them?

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sri_arch
Jul 06, 2017 11:07 am
Exodus
Exodus
6 July

Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)

Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi StepLee, I paid $1200.00 for a fully installed Hills Reliance 8 system with 5 sensors and the ability to set and monitor the system on a smartphone.

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Exodus
Jul 06, 2017 1:53 am

Wisdom Homes New Home Consultant

Wisdom Homes New Home Consultant
NSW

We are building the Washington 32 with the luxury package. Our sales rep went on holidays, but got an email from wisdom saying our variation is complete so have to wait…

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BuildingMightBeFun
Jul 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
5 July

Yarrabank Homes

Yarrabank Homes
VIC

Sure ended up with Inspired Homes for the design then they subcontract out to Arden homes for the build. We have our first floor plan meeting tomorrow morning actually so…

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Clareymoo
Jul 05, 2017 9:39 pm
fhome
fhome
5 July

porter davis how long to get building permit and site start?

porter davis how long to get building permit and site start?
VIC

From what I've been told, a building permit shouldn't take more than a week or so provided your builder submits everything correctly the first time around. The first…

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fhome
Jul 05, 2017 6:18 pm
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rgjain.jain7
Jul 05, 2017 5:55 pm
mslulu
mslulu
5 July

Anyone Built Allworth Harmony Guest

Anyone Built Allworth Harmony Guest
NSW

Thankyou tapasr_Lexia4, i will head over and have a look for sure. However, i have been fortunate enough to see a display model of the beechwood and i do love it but am…

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mslulu
Jul 05, 2017 5:31 pm
fhome
fhome
5 July

What can I do about my builder that just wont start building

What can I do about my builder that just wont start building

Thanks for your reply! I have spoken to them, they've breached some parts of the contract and I'm keen to leave. Since they're this disorganised I don't really want them…

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fhome
Jul 05, 2017 4:59 pm
bank
bank
5 July

Building Lexington 240

Building Lexington 240
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Exactly what I thought, it would increase my chances but no guarantees, especially when they don't know it's there. I don't think I will get anywhere asking them to do…

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bank
Jul 05, 2017 2:31 pm
bank
ayaman
ayaman
5 July

Private Inspections

Private Inspections
VIC

Thanks for all the informative replies, I really appreciate the help :-D

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ayaman
Jul 05, 2017 1:42 pm
Nkoc
Nkoc
5 July

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Guys, Is there anyone who have put their property for renting in newbrook? We are planning to do it. Just want to get some feedback. whats the rent? why are the type of…

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Nkoc
Jul 05, 2017 1:24 pm
Peter83
Peter83
5 July

New house floor plan advice please.

New house floor plan advice please.
VIC
1, 2

Hi ddarroch, Thanks for your feedback, this is what we wanted, we dont want to design a house that costs a bomb to heat/cool. Any feedback is awesome, so thank…

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Peter83
Jul 05, 2017 11:12 am

Storm water Legal point of discharge

Storm water Legal point of discharge

Discharge to street we have recycling water storage purple tap system fabulous

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buildingnanna
Jul 05, 2017 11:02 am
buildingnanna
swell
swell
5 July

Seaview 16 info

Seaview 16 info
NSW

With Mcdonald Jones

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swell
Jul 05, 2017 8:36 am
Megs85
Megs85
4 July

Porter Davis Bristol

Porter Davis Bristol
VIC

Hi there thanks 😁 yes we have a slope from side to side about 2.7m fall over 20m frontage. We went with the sterling facade. We are slowly now making progress and…

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Megs85
Jul 05, 2017 12:23 am
Joker
Joker
4 July

Simonds and feedback

Simonds and feedback

The thinner wood might be placing stud walls as legally far apart as possible, also there is a huge difference in the quality of wood you can use, good chippy with…

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Joker
Jul 04, 2017 10:41 pm
gummz
gummz
4 July

GJ Gardner Mandalay 320 - Southern Highlands - [planning]

GJ Gardner Mandalay 320 - Southern Highlands - [planning]
NSW

We should have probably taken baby steps but we just went for it.. bang... deposit on land... we'll figure out the rest.... hehe we'll see how it goes. There's a facebook…

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gummz
Jul 04, 2017 7:16 pm
Lotsix
Lotsix
4 July

Metricon double storey costs

Metricon double storey costs

Just wondering if anyone felt like sharing the overall cost (or roughish) of their Metricon double storey builds. If you could include some details about how many squares…

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Lotsix
Jul 04, 2017 6:59 pm

Colour of eaves?...

Colour of eaves?...
QLD

The reason I heard most eaves are a light colour is to reflect more light into the rooms. I imagine dark eaves will darken the internal rooms.

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First_Timer_Ray
Jul 04, 2017 2:59 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Caydenn
Caydenn
4 July

Ryalls - Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Leaking ensuite??

Ryalls - Coral Homes Noosa 26 - Leaking ensuite??
NSW
1 ... 145, 146, 147

Just read through your entire thread Ryalls.... Wow what an uphill battle you've had.... Gotta say the quality of the work you and your partner have done is amazing, I'm…

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Caydenn
Jul 04, 2017 2:00 pm
Caydenn
PVBuild
PVBuild
3 July

double vs single storey with metricon

double vs single storey with metricon

We're doing a split level single storey with M. 3 metre slope over the build envelope. It's a slightly bigger site cut than I wanted; but the backyard actually feels…

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PVBuild
Jul 03, 2017 8:55 pm
pEast
pEast
3 July

Building fence - how to read electric/water meter?

Building fence - how to read electric/water meter?
VIC

Regarding water meter they drop a postage paid card on which u write the water reading and post it immediately - doing it for more than 3 years cos keep the front gate locked

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pEast
Jul 03, 2017 6:20 pm


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