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Mudgeeey
Mudgeeey
22 November

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW

Hi All, I'm in Stage 3. Great to see work consistently happening. Last I spoke to the developer last month, forecasted registration date was April 2018 (Stage 3). Best…

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Mudgeeey
Nov 22, 2017 1:36 pm
KV01
KV01
22 November

First time build in Southern Highlands

First time build in Southern Highlands
NSW
1, 2

Hi we have also brought into the Throsby Views estate and the whole getting registered thing is becoming ridiculous let's hope it's not too far away. Has anyone got any…

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KV01
Nov 22, 2017 11:30 am
Sgreenham
Sgreenham
22 November

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide
SA

Just completed my second build with Weeks and Macklin.. The first (2013) went well, agent was excellent, supervisor fantastic, 20 week build time, quality installs however…

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Sgreenham
Nov 22, 2017 11:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 November

Help ceiling expansion joint

Help ceiling expansion joint

JsesTAGE1B Thanks for the info There is a need for a break in the ceiling but he could have placed &/or disguised it better Personally I wouldn't accept that.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 22, 2017 8:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Drew01
Drew01
21 November

Metricon Henderson 42

Metricon Henderson 42
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

I do like that pool, looks great!! The colour is great, we are considering a container pool at the moment, and haven't seen that colour fibreglass with water in it, looks…

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Drew01
Nov 21, 2017 8:44 pm
Drew01
Variegated
Variegated
21 November

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Average Building time from excavation sign to handover

Öfficial" start date 21 November 2016, still waiting for completion - 188.3sq metre, single storey with attic bedroom and bathroom.

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Variegated
Nov 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Variegated
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
21 November

RE: Adenbrook Homes Ballina - Austin Option B

RE: Adenbrook Homes Ballina - Austin Option B
NSW
1, 2, 3

Your plans look great! I love your layout! We are submitting to tweed council right now too. I’m expecting not to start build til atleast late jan or feb. that view of…

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mj-mac4
Nov 21, 2017 7:07 pm
mj-mac4
dianna17
dianna17
21 November

Anyone bought in Emerald Hills Leppington NSW?

Anyone bought in Emerald Hills Leppington NSW?
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi guys, How is everyone travelling in Stage 1? My home is now finished and we have moved in! Really happy with the outcome and if anyone is building with Fairmont Homes…

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dianna17
Nov 21, 2017 3:56 pm
bini
bini
21 November

fENCING ENQUIRY

fENCING ENQUIRY
VIC

How much did it cost you altogether? is yours Colorbond fence or timber??

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bini
Nov 21, 2017 3:28 pm

Another view of the Crossing.

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CDL1968
Nov 21, 2017 3:21 pm
CDL1968
bini
bini
21 November

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build

Simonds Homes - Manhattan Build
VIC

Same Pinch!!! for Lock up stage. We were sent an invoice on last Friday and have inspection coming Thursday.. that's when I am planning to ask the handover date. But…

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bini
Nov 21, 2017 1:52 pm
LevaneT
LevaneT
20 November

Stormwater retention

Stormwater retention
NSW

I used a big rain water tank as OSD. The volume increase to 10K. The additional cost on top of the 5000L tank is about 2K extra. Hydraulic engineer should be able to work…

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LevaneT
Nov 20, 2017 9:08 pm
Rover9
Rover9
20 November

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!

New family home - Metricon Vantage - freeback please!!
VIC

Hi, thank you for posting this. We are also looking at building V-48 but looking at other options too ... Can you please give us…

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Rover9
Nov 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Rheezy
Rheezy
20 November

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA

My Build: Bushmead with HGWA
WA
1, 2

Almost at lock up.. just waiting for windows to go in. Down here now and your slab is down!!! Congrats

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Rheezy
Nov 20, 2017 8:14 pm
jazzaddict
jazzaddict
20 November

Appointment of independent building surveyor

Appointment of independent building surveyor
VIC

Hi Chris, The appointed engineering consultancy is structerre - the slabs specifications and engineering are supplied to us. I reviewed the slab specification and I find…

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jazzaddict
Nov 20, 2017 4:03 pm
SilentBoB
SilentBoB
20 November

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looks awesome Dave! House looks like it's really coming along nicely!

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SilentBoB
Nov 20, 2017 3:43 pm
SilentBoB
kimzhang570
kimzhang570
20 November

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW

Thank you very much for the update. much appreciated.

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kimzhang570
Nov 20, 2017 12:45 pm
Sarah159
Sarah159
20 November

Given a variation after the work had been completed

Given a variation after the work had been completed
WA

Not 100% sure, but i think most builders have in the contract that your site must be clear of vegetation before work begins.

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Sarah159
Nov 20, 2017 11:38 am

Going very well. Slab was poured: 16/10 Frame completed: 6/11 Windows are on site, 1st stage plumbing is completed. Roof is on the upstairs, but not yet the garage or…

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Jeffc42
Nov 20, 2017 11:06 am

Hey structuralBIMGuy here are the engineers plans, this does not seem to be close to what has actually occurred on site!?

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Caydenn
Nov 20, 2017 10:28 am
Caydenn
Hurrow
Hurrow
20 November

Fencing questions

Fencing questions

Your contract to buy the land probably covers what happens with the vacant land at the back of your block. I'm in the same situation except that the land behind me is…

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Hurrow
Nov 20, 2017 10:06 am
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hnag
Nov 20, 2017 8:30 am
vikushivu
vikushivu
20 November

Help on Electrical Plan? Do I need more lights?

Help on Electrical Plan? Do I need more lights?

Hi V+J Look at your message. I have PM you my electric plan. Cheer, Vik

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vikushivu
Nov 20, 2017 12:43 am
chrinee
chrinee
20 November

Heartwood

Heartwood
WA

After panicking about my colours I stumbled across the Heartwood range. For those with any of the Heartwoid tile range, is there a hint of grey in them..? Any pics of…

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chrinee
Nov 20, 2017 12:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 November

Site Works Cost in Perth

Site Works Cost in Perth
WA

Jaycee24 they should have given you Site Plan, Floor Plan & Elevations That accompanies those descriptions & costings which are incidentally confusing at best? If you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 19, 2017 8:53 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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Katran
Nov 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
19 November

Vancouver 33 with PD - Colour Selection Help Please :)

Vancouver 33 with PD - Colour Selection Help Please :)
VIC

Had a phone call from PD this week. Tender appointment is booked for the 21st of December. A little over a month to go. Hopefully it all goes swimmingly. Land contracts…

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Kenshi123
Nov 19, 2017 7:56 pm
KolioCarr
KolioCarr
19 November

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.
VIC

Thanks icat2000. we still cant believe its actually happening.

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KolioCarr
Nov 19, 2017 7:47 pm
KolioCarr
Joshwaan2k
Joshwaan2k
19 November

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hows the place going?

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Joshwaan2k
Nov 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Ash687
Ash687
19 November

Importing Light switches

Importing Light switches
VIC

As a member stated before, If you can fit it in the container you will save alot more money then buying it locally. Had a job from a client that she was making her new…

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Ash687
Nov 19, 2017 2:52 pm
Ash687
mafu1983
mafu1983
19 November

New home build with Oracle

New home build with Oracle
QLD
1, 2, 3

Wow Zuzu00 I am amazed at how fast your build is going, you will be in before you know it 😄. We had our roof done this week , our windows are getting next week. Our…

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mafu1983
Nov 19, 2017 2:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 November

Stained framing panels ??? A problem ... GJ Gardner build

Stained framing panels ??? A problem ... GJ Gardner build

Galleriamad Thanks for posting the photos Please check your engineering Plans/Notes under Wind loading category , Timber framing for Shear walls & Bracing May I also…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 19, 2017 9:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy

In construction now and waiting for the roof to go up.

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WhatsUp
Nov 19, 2017 2:54 am
chrinee
chrinee
18 November

FIRST HOME (Brisbane): BOLD Portofino 229

FIRST HOME (Brisbane): BOLD Portofino 229
WA

@H Family I read your thread this morning... so similar!!

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chrinee
Nov 18, 2017 8:07 pm
homeowner64
homeowner64
18 November

How did they build 4 properties on this land?

How did they build 4 properties on this land?
VIC

wow my bad... I assumed being 16 A-D it was just the number 16 property split into 4.

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homeowner64
Nov 18, 2017 4:20 pm
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
18 November

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Oh you have it rendered! I am actually not sure now and can’t remember. Since they made it to the one henley name a lot changed! But we signed with mainvue so it was…

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Saint Girl
Nov 18, 2017 11:02 am
Saint Girl
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 November

Itemised prices

Itemised prices
WA

You have a choice with adding/changing $60 door handles (upgrades) and it is not going to push you over the edge, nor is charging a $600 admin fee, though you are stuck…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 18, 2017 8:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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lolly72
Nov 18, 2017 7:34 am
Saint Girl
Saint Girl
17 November

Building Bayside : Design Change...

Building Bayside : Design Change...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Haven’t had the council knocking on our door yet. We were supposed to put in a tree 2m plus to replace the one we had removed....We’ve recently put in a small…

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Saint Girl
Nov 17, 2017 10:14 pm
Saint Girl
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geminithinker
Nov 17, 2017 9:39 pm

ITS FINALLY STARTING .... and then I get a call that I need to complete retaining walls before they can proceed any further. :'(:'(:'(

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HFBMPC
Nov 17, 2017 7:57 pm
HFBMPC
MiG
MiG
17 November

Arcadia- Officer

Arcadia- Officer
VIC

Not much on Arcadia on this forum. I suggest you join the Arcadia future residents group on fb.It has over 200 members.

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MiG
Nov 17, 2017 7:11 pm
JustMia
JustMia
17 November

Henley Homes

Henley Homes
VIC
1 ... 125, 126, 127

Hi Zee! I haven’t even started building, but going by the Facebook Henley site, they do. Looks like a decent pack with chopping board and other things.

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JustMia
Nov 17, 2017 5:00 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
17 November

Budget

Budget
VIC

Yep the upgrades needs to double haha. For me anyways.

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k3nnis
Nov 17, 2017 4:36 pm

Concrete is all poured !! We found out our pci date is 30th of April We should have our sewer being laid early next week and deliveries should be happening late…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Nov 17, 2017 4:10 pm

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