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dexx
dexx
7 July 2017

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 6:10 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 11:02 am
Denea
marshi
marshi
7 July 2017

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 8:57 am
bashworth
bashworth
7 July 2017

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 8:37 am
bashworth
Tan one
Tan one
7 July 2017

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 8:18 am
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
6 July 2017

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 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
6 July 2017

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 7:38 pm
titleist007
titleist007
6 July 2017

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 3:37 pm
SamKM
SamKM
6 July 2017

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 11:50 am
meminiau
meminiau
6 July 2017

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 10:17 am
sri_arch
sri_arch
6 July 2017

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 10:07 am
Exodus
Exodus
6 July 2017

Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)

Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)
VIC
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 12:53 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 9:00 pm
fhome
fhome
5 July 2017

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 5:18 pm
rgjain.jain7
rgjain.jain7
5 July 2017

House plan_Metricon_Grandview27_Deep Water Estate, Bald Hill

House plan_Metricon_Grandview27_Deep Water Estate, Bald Hill
QLD

Yea. It's better to wait. I think, Telstra will install when it's available.

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rgjain.jain7
Jul 05, 2017 4:55 pm
bank
bank
5 July 2017

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 1:31 pm
bank
ayaman
ayaman
5 July 2017

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 12:42 pm
Nkoc
Nkoc
5 July 2017

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 12:24 pm
Peter83
Peter83
5 July 2017

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 10:12 am
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
5 July 2017

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 10:02 am
buildingnanna
swell
swell
5 July 2017

Seaview 16 info

Seaview 16 info
NSW

With Mcdonald Jones

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swell
Jul 05, 2017 7:36 am
Joker
Joker
4 July 2017

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 9:41 pm
gummz
gummz
4 July 2017

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 6:16 pm
Lotsix
Lotsix
4 July 2017

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 5:59 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
4 July 2017

Colour of eaves?...

Colour of eaves?...
VIC

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 1:59 pm
First_Timer_Ray
PVBuild
PVBuild
3 July 2017

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 7:55 pm
pEast
pEast
3 July 2017

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 5:20 pm
building-expert
building-expert
3 July 2017

Written Direction To Fix Building Work

Written Direction To Fix Building Work
VIC

It's good to know that BS is on the ball with mandatory inspections, even so there are many things they don't check so if you don't know how to do it yourself you risk…

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building-expert
Jul 03, 2017 4:46 pm
building-expert
Dreamhme
Dreamhme
3 July 2017

MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima

MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hello How much MainVue (Henley) charge for pool foundation ? which company you get this installed and cost. Thanks in advance.

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Dreamhme
Jul 03, 2017 5:04 am
Common as muck
Common as muck
2 July 2017

Building with Summit on rural land.

Building with Summit on rural land.
WA

Have to use an offsite hosting company only allows url linked images here?

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Common as muck
Jul 02, 2017 11:11 pm
Common as muck
Tan one
Tan one
2 July 2017

Our Build with Clearview/ Clearview Elite Homes

Our Build with Clearview/ Clearview Elite Homes

Anyone currently building or have built with clearview/ clearview elite homes?

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Tan one
Jul 02, 2017 9:54 pm
LochietheChippy
LochietheChippy
2 July 2017

Front Cladding Nails Sticking Out

Front Cladding Nails Sticking Out
QLD

Yeah it would have been a coil gun shooting it on, not really anything you can do, pulling it out you have risk of damaging the face if the board and that would be a…

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LochietheChippy
Jul 02, 2017 8:44 pm
LochietheChippy
LochietheChippy
2 July 2017

Fence / Concrete / Electric gate sequence

Fence / Concrete / Electric gate sequence
VIC

Sounds like your on to it mate, just make sure all your plumbing and electrical is accounted for, which you have already mentioned.

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LochietheChippy
Jul 02, 2017 7:57 pm
WhatsUp
WhatsUp
2 July 2017

Building Firstyle Silkwood 21.7

Building Firstyle Silkwood 21.7
NSW
1, 2

Hi lexh, Just wondering how ur progress is going? From whatsup

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WhatsUp
Jul 02, 2017 2:30 pm
kaykens
kaykens
2 July 2017

Migrating existing ADSL to new home (requiring Lead-In)

Migrating existing ADSL to new home (requiring Lead-In)
VIC

As above, Telstra will do the cabling work so your current provider can organise the cabling through a move order and pass on the charge from Telstra :)

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kaykens
Jul 02, 2017 11:39 am
kaykens
llah
llah
2 July 2017

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi El, can you please tell me the details of your painter? Thanks

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llah
Jul 02, 2017 3:05 am
Coolc
Coolc
1 July 2017

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

How did your build go ? Hope pretty smooth. What sort of upgrades do they offer ? Do they do Drive ways ? Can we upgrade oven cooktop sink taps ??

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Coolc
Jul 01, 2017 8:24 pm

Really needing some help! My bricks have been discontinued so I'm trying to find some mid grey bricks that don't look at all brown. I'm after images of Steel or Iron…

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Rochelle-1212
Jul 01, 2017 1:30 pm
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taniel
Jul 01, 2017 10:29 am
krusade25
krusade25
30 June 2017

Site Visits by Friends

Site Visits by Friends

Thanks so much to everyone that has responded. It is good to know that i am not alone in thinking this. I will be having a quiet word to them to let them know that their…

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krusade25
Jun 30, 2017 11:34 pm
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bashworth
Jun 30, 2017 10:33 pm
bashworth
shellby
shellby
30 June 2017

Please check our brick work.

Please check our brick work.
NSW

I had a quick look at tolerances - for vertical it can be up to 15mm which your top photo is and for horizontal it can be up to 13mm which yours is larger. However I was…

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shellby
Jun 30, 2017 3:58 pm
shellby
Ezza78
Ezza78
30 June 2017

Help with my plot setbacks

Help with my plot setbacks
VIC

How did you go with the council? All I know is side setback regulations are different to front. You can apply to have a reduced minimum setback but need the plans to…

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Ezza78
Jun 30, 2017 7:52 am
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
29 June 2017

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone had organised to get their site levelled before they have proceeded with a volume builder to help reduce costs? We have purchased a…

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Elzbeths
Jun 29, 2017 11:25 pm
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
29 June 2017

Need help in selecting builder.

Need help in selecting builder.
NSW

IN your initial tender, specify all the upgrades, don't assume that the base price is what you see in the display home. Then you'll see what your actual cost is. This is…

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onetonnesam
Jun 29, 2017 10:42 pm
bribiebell
bribiebell
29 June 2017

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi Caitnkase, Hows your beautiful Noosa29 going?? Have you decked out the WIR with your Ikea Pax yet?? Maybe some landscaping updates for us all

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bribiebell
Jun 29, 2017 7:30 pm
bribiebell


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