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NewJourney
NewJourney
19 September

Tile grout

Tile grout

ohh that very well may be the case , as this happened only after the builder's cleaners cleaned the property.

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NewJourney
Sep 19, 2019 12:32 pm

Recommendation to buy furnitures and white-goods

Recommendation to buy furnitures and white-goods

If you want a leather Sofa, you need to get the top grain leather. I did my research and Plush Sofas came out well, we love ours. Wait till a 50% off sale (I think they…

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Harrington Terrrace
Sep 19, 2019 11:18 am
Harrington Terrrace
Melos
Melos
19 September

Site supervisor meeting

Site supervisor meeting

I would say try and set some expectations for example. We told out site supervisor that we wanted an update every second Friday. We would call or text at the same time…

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Melos
Sep 19, 2019 9:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 September

Private inspections and progress payments

Private inspections and progress payments
NSW

In Perth we don't have the regulatory stalemate legal frame work you have in the east Coast. Inspectors aren't Certified nor Qualified for alternate Solutions and builders…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 19, 2019 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
aussieta
aussieta
18 September

Buying land - what to watch out for

Buying land - what to watch out for

bal levels if adjacent land bush/heavy trees

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aussieta
Sep 18, 2019 9:30 pm
aussieta
ben888
ben888
18 September

Driveway and landscaping post handover

Driveway and landscaping post handover
NSW

What do they mean by concrete underneath the decking? Do they mean concrete piles/ sonotubes as the deck foundation? Or fully concreting the whole area, as that would make…

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ben888
Sep 18, 2019 9:28 pm
ben888
GLO
GLO
18 September

Rain after concrete Slab

Rain after concrete Slab
NSW

It should be fine, but watch where it pools and also once it dries check the surface is smooth. A slower drying slab is better than one that dries too fast and cracks. I…

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GLO
Sep 18, 2019 8:12 pm
Sag2112
Sag2112
18 September

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?
VIC

Hi baxter01, I am also building Vermont 29 with pd..was wondering how did you go with them..is your house built.

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Sag2112
Sep 18, 2019 7:15 pm

The bricks were delivered and we noticed they are painted, had no idea I was paying $6,000 for painted bricks, and only half painted too. Main issue is the back of the…

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cobri05
Sep 18, 2019 2:02 pm
EdB84
EdB84
18 September

Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Has anyone had noise assessments done? Did the result come in at a lower category than the council estimate?

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EdB84
Sep 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Renman
Renman
18 September

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Yes. Will get less over time. After 1 year you don't see as much fluff balls on the carpet but you still get heaps of fine dust lints around the houses.

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Renman
Sep 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Renman
ramada
ramada
18 September

Building with Elderton Homes

Building with Elderton Homes

Hi , I just…

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ramada
Sep 18, 2019 11:18 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
18 September

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?

I remember when we chose our brick for our last house that we went around the brick centre and I really liked one, but I didn't like the one next to it. They were…

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bestspecials
Sep 18, 2019 9:47 am
bestspecials
alkeshpatel83
alkeshpatel83
18 September

EXPOSED AGGREGATE cost Perth

EXPOSED AGGREGATE cost Perth

Okayy....good to know as I might consider concrete instead.

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alkeshpatel83
Sep 18, 2019 1:38 am
luxbuild
luxbuild
17 September

Stormwater on back property

Stormwater on back property

Not sure what state this you are in, but in NSW without a rainwater tank (if that's what will happen in your case) your BASIX score could be lower, and Im not sure if you…

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luxbuild
Sep 17, 2019 11:42 pm
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anthonysmythe100
Sep 17, 2019 5:25 pm

Minimum requirement for internal concrete

Minimum requirement for internal concrete
NSW

Things like this are frustrating when you spend so much $ with them, that surely they could help you out. It may not be worth the hassle mate, I'd suggest $80-100 worth…

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ourrawsonbalmoral38
Sep 17, 2019 3:17 pm
domwild
domwild
17 September

McDoanld Jones Homes - Cambridge (Newcastle, NSW)

McDoanld Jones Homes - Cambridge (Newcastle, NSW)

Get as many quotes as possible. Get your own soil report/footings and contour report/features and floor plan to get quotes. For older areas a soil report ($300) is good…

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domwild
Sep 17, 2019 7:59 am
makido
makido
15 September

Carlisle Sheraton Journey - Radiant Floor Heating Feedback?

Carlisle Sheraton Journey - Radiant Floor Heating Feedback?
VIC

In the electrical plan, my wife wanted to have the heat lamp in the bathroom which I didn’t like as it doesn’t look nice and reading some where the UV might cause bad…

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makido
Sep 15, 2019 10:05 pm
GCGirl
GCGirl
15 September

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 575, 576, 577

We have built the Daydream 32 and are looking at putting in ducted air conditioning. What brands and types of systems have people gone with? Thanks 😊

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GCGirl
Sep 15, 2019 3:45 pm
GCGirl
building-expert
building-expert
15 September

Restrictive Covenant Roofing Question

Restrictive Covenant Roofing Question

Good answer from darb74 Most covenants will have expiry date, check your title then ask your lawyer.

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building-expert
Sep 15, 2019 2:31 pm
building-expert
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
14 September

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Any suggestions for plants for front of the house. Thinking of Cordylene at right corner , what goes well next to Cordylene? Not anything bushy. Less than Cordylene…

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MrsAJ
Sep 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Rachels
Rachels
14 September

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Hi all, we are building the Porter Davis Vermont 33. We are very undecided on the front facade. We are now considering the King Island Facade. Has anyone done this,…

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Rachels
Sep 14, 2019 4:17 pm
ACJ4224
ACJ4224
13 September

BOLD LIVING CALYPSO 189 - FIRST HOME - BRISBANE

BOLD LIVING CALYPSO 189 - FIRST HOME - BRISBANE
QLD
1, 2

Thank you so much!! Very helpful. Appreciate it. x.

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ACJ4224
Sep 13, 2019 8:23 pm
V.Aus2013
V.Aus2013
13 September

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Tender presentation with Hall & Hart

Hi Amanda, Is it possible, we can chat over the phone and share the information ? Please call me , I have inbox my number to you in private message? Thanks, vic

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V.Aus2013
Sep 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
13 September

Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?
1, 2

I can clearly state that they are in a very good position to guide you. Happy hunting with the land.

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Small Minds
Sep 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Moozi
Moozi
13 September

SIP PANEL BUILDING

SIP PANEL BUILDING
WA

structuralBIMGuy PE Cladding and SIPs are 2 very different materials. I have given examples in a reply to you on another page, see below...

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Moozi
Sep 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
13 September

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?
VIC
1, 2

Hi Gee, Thank you for blog. It’s valuable advice. What is your opinion on the customer reviews of builders on the Productreview, google review and similar forums as…

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Norfolk
Sep 13, 2019 7:59 am
insider
insider
12 September

Slogged with an unexpected bill at end of build

Slogged with an unexpected bill at end of build

Why were piers done if it was a "M" ? Class "P" warrants piers. Get hold of the soil test and slab design.

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insider
Sep 12, 2019 10:46 pm
insider
Masquerade
Masquerade
12 September

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread

The CARLISLE HOMES & SPECTRA General Information Thread
VIC
1 ... 361, 362, 363

Thanks for the reply OceanBlue. A lot of houses in our neighbourhood seem to be Porter Davis these days too. We are thinking of seeing if we can ask some of them about…

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Masquerade
Sep 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
12 September

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?

Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?
VIC
1, 2

Hi guys, been doing a lot of research on independent inspection companies and this Darbecca has come up a bit. But as part of my research I found this outcome in VCAT

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Small Minds
Sep 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Dui2705
Dui2705
12 September

Building with Simonds VIC

Building with Simonds VIC

Hi andor this is crazy! Did it only take about 3-4 months for your house to be built?

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Dui2705
Sep 12, 2019 1:47 pm
Dui2705
Norfolk
Norfolk
12 September

Builder Incentive how does it work?

Builder Incentive how does it work?

Plus a set of steak knives

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Norfolk
Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Vivek28
Vivek28
12 September

WA - Home Security - After Handover or With Builder

WA - Home Security - After Handover or With Builder

Hey Kester Sure but it depends on how you plan to use them. I am getting all these fed into my home automation system, Control4, and will control them from it. So what…

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Vivek28
Sep 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
12 September

Building Metricon Vantage 38

Building Metricon Vantage 38
NSW

No probs, Suggest you accompany housepect on the inspection to observe and understand any issues they may identify.

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Norfolk
Sep 12, 2019 11:19 am
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
12 September

Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Cement render with membrane paint vs acrylic render

Most “texture” manufacturers will require you to paint the texture to achieve their full system performance and product warranty. Texture is applied to budget houses…

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Mirrmu83
Sep 12, 2019 8:33 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
12 September

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 786, 787, 788

Thanks Ravin. It sounds like it's been quite a journey. Do you own the plans or does Beechwood? If you do, it may be worthwhile obtaining some quotes to help you make…

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Norfolk
Sep 12, 2019 7:19 am
Srismile
Srismile
12 September

Building new home

Building new home

Hi all, would like to know about the review of Vantage luxe homes, as we are planning to build from this builder. Any experiences pls.

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Srismile
Sep 12, 2019 12:22 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
11 September

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!
QLD
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hey! It's been a little while, but we've moved in. Concreting is done, our additional cabinetry in the laundry has been finished, lights upgraded to downlights and…

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KingTaco
Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm
KingTaco

Hello All, Was searching about Beechwood Homes Reviews & stumbled up on this forum. I am new to this forum so please correct me if I am in the wrong section but really…

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ravinderkk
Sep 11, 2019 6:00 pm
ravinderkk
erick1803
erick1803
11 September

BURBANK HOMES

BURBANK HOMES

My name is Erick Dela Cruz from ACT, I will find another builder if I where you saving you from stress and hell of experience with them, especially manager Stuart…

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erick1803
Sep 11, 2019 10:20 am
insider
insider
10 September

H1 slab for H2 class soil

H1 slab for H2 class soil
1, 2

Hi All, Make sure you do your research when it comes to choosing an independent building consultant/inspector. I see Darbecca comes up a lot on this site but the Owner of…

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insider
Sep 10, 2019 9:59 pm
insider
Venusmarz
Venusmarz
10 September

Dean Homes

Dean Homes
VIC

Thanks TashPaul.. that is very helpful

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Venusmarz
Sep 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
9 September

Dennis Family Homes Don't Allow You To Use Your Own BS

Dennis Family Homes Don't Allow You To Use Your Own BS
VIC

She’ll be right as long as you keep making the progress payments.

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Norfolk
Sep 09, 2019 7:15 pm
NZ89
NZ89
9 September

master plan query New Breeze

master plan query New Breeze
NSW

Call the council to double-check.

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NZ89
Sep 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Milkman
Milkman
9 September

Better Built Homes Knock Down Rebuild

Better Built Homes Knock Down Rebuild

Hi, Our council is Burwood Council. We had a few issues dealing with BBH and Council for our driveway which eventually got sorted but mostly through me liaising with our…

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Milkman
Sep 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
9 September

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs

Porter Davis Upgrades and Costs
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Read this post on PD.......

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Small Minds
Sep 09, 2019 9:55 am
Small Minds
Small Minds
9 September

Budget Custom Home builder

Budget Custom Home builder

Before anybody signs with PD, look at this post.

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Small Minds
Sep 09, 2019 9:53 am

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