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Rhani89
Rhani89
15 February

evening haze colourbond

evening haze colourbond

Can anyone who has built a home with evening haze colourbond roof upload some photos please :)

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Rhani89
Feb 15, 2019 11:54 am
Drew01
Drew01
15 February

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Asset protection is a bond, not an insurance policy. Some builders make good, Metricon don't

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Drew01
Feb 15, 2019 11:40 am
Drew01

Quick update from last week Locks changed Pest control done Some of the blinds got done....still waiting for the rest to be installed. The tiles are not cleaned properly…

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excited_builders
Feb 15, 2019 11:04 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
15 February

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
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Its in our retreat and the angle points towards the hallway so its in a good spot.

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NicolleAW
Feb 15, 2019 10:37 am

We had to remove the pantry door handle so it didnt destroy our new fridge.

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Hailsm
Feb 15, 2019 8:07 am
Hailsm

After building the granny flat and moving on site we used the brick shed to prefabricate the steel post that the house will sit on. We are trying to use a lot of reclaimed…

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Dougp
Feb 15, 2019 6:21 am

Mass Constructions design and build custom extensions and renovations across the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula suburbs, for the discerning client who requires a…

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massconstructions
Feb 14, 2019 11:04 pm
massconstructions
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
14 February

Thoughts on this slab?

Thoughts on this slab?

Vapour barrier is completed either by the bricklayer by parging the slab edge or sprayed with a waterproof membrane, it should be done at least a week after the slab is poured

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Doozer1905
Feb 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
14 February

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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What flooring did you install? Is it engineered wood?

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Bebbsy
Feb 14, 2019 12:32 pm
S2019
S2019
14 February

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Hi, I am also building with NLH. Would you mind to briefly explain what sort of major and minor issues were found? Thanks

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S2019
Feb 14, 2019 9:16 am

Went to see the site yesterday, saw they can done the External drainage & Power undergrounds. They have also setup the Build Watch camera. Haven't got the credentials for…

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InvincibleInDN
Feb 14, 2019 8:44 am
InvincibleInDN
Forg
Forg
14 February

Warranty on units

Warranty on units

Something I read in relation to that Opal Tower fiasco is that unit blocks are by law covered under warranty for major (ie. structural) items for 6 years, and minor items…

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Forg
Feb 14, 2019 8:37 am
CamillaS
CamillaS
13 February

Metricon Laguna 37 Kingston, southern Sydney

Metricon Laguna 37 Kingston, southern Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3

Yep our ss told us he was applying for the temp occupancy certificate. PCI was on 31 Jan.

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CamillaS
Feb 13, 2019 8:37 pm
CamillaS

Hi Peter, hope this helps. You don't really need to do that much colour wise. That's Monument on the front of the render columns. That's about it, just some clever…

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Michelle
Feb 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Michelle
Hurlingham
Hurlingham
13 February

Building Metricon Vantage 38

Building Metricon Vantage 38
NSW

I’m building the Vantage 40 in sydney. Almost finished, just waiting on final handover. Metricon have been good, but in my opinion, slow. They started in March 2018, so…

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Hurlingham
Feb 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Salfield
Salfield
13 February

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

If it helps he did say that the boss heard him and they are sending help. Yeah that’s a hard one. I would have thought it would be an advantage as all the trades just…

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Salfield
Feb 13, 2019 6:03 pm

After lot of searching for builders and house designs we have finalised a house design with Carlisle homes, It is going to be a Sorrento 39 with a rumpus extension and we…

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Ramee
Feb 13, 2019 3:15 pm

Marcs Thought you might be interested to see how Wincrest build a porch! Extremely high quality work! I wouldnt trust them to build me a chair from Ikea. It would end…

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SejaeD
Feb 13, 2019 1:37 pm
ReaBurns
ReaBurns
13 February

Yarrabank Homes

Yarrabank Homes
VIC

So Sorry, OK so we are about 4 week out from completion with Yarrabank homes. We have built a custom design 26sq home in Rosebud. Overall the build process has been fairly…

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ReaBurns
Feb 13, 2019 10:33 am
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Tysonandkaylie
Feb 13, 2019 10:03 am
gogo65
gogo65
13 February

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

Why do you need this? You don’t want grey water to flush your toilet?

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gogo65
Feb 13, 2019 9:51 am
gogo65
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 February

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA

Great, I suggest you get the revised Engineering Details, OT, Photos only take you so far in disputes

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 13, 2019 8:50 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 February

Slab design not supplied.

Slab design not supplied.

Considering all the issues Battlers & Punters are having with Concrete, Structural Engineering, Fire Proof Cladding,etc,etc Owners need to be proactive. Contact your…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 13, 2019 8:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy
KingTaco
KingTaco
12 February

Gold Coast - Building our dream house

Gold Coast - Building our dream house

Congratulations on signing and agreed, happy to see another Clarendon build! I'm doing the Madison 35, so will be very interested to see what modifications you've made to…

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KingTaco
Feb 12, 2019 9:32 pm
KingTaco
Rhi891
Rhi891
12 February

Build contract

Build contract

We have signed and paid on the tender which secures our build price. The HIA contract is pretty stock standard which I am told by from our solicitor and as well as HIA do…

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Rhi891
Feb 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Super Demolition
Super Demolition
12 February

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Need a house demolished? Super Demolition is what you’ve been in search for!! For a free quotation, call 1300 433 655 Providing more than you expect. Guaranteed NO…

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Super Demolition
Feb 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Super Demolition
Super Demolition
Super Demolition
12 February

Super Demolition

Super Demolition

Need a house demolished? Super Demolition is what you’ve been in search for!! For a free quotation, call 1300 433 655 Providing more than you expect. Guaranteed NO…

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Super Demolition
Feb 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Super Demolition
SejaeD
SejaeD
12 February

North Kellyville The Promontory

North Kellyville The Promontory
NSW
1, 2

Hi everyone, to those of you who are looking for a builder, thought I'd share a cautionary tale about Wincrest as I know they market themselves as a sloping block…

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SejaeD
Feb 12, 2019 6:03 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
12 February

Wincrest Homes - External Administration? Would you build?

Wincrest Homes - External Administration? Would you build?
NSW

They are a terrible builder. If you want your dream home to turn into a nightmare, choose Wincrest

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SejaeD
Feb 12, 2019 5:56 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
12 February

What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?

What to do when the builder refused to rectify the defects?
NSW

A lesson I learn from here is never put a stand alone stove in between 2 benchtop because no way on earth there will be no gaps. And food stuff, water, oil can spill into…

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MyFirst
Feb 12, 2019 4:38 pm
Bergman58
Bergman58
12 February

Worst Case Scenario after initial deposit- FairHaven Homes

Worst Case Scenario after initial deposit- FairHaven Homes

For anyone looking at this for information these are the standard terms with any builder. I began the same process with another builder and left before tender and lost my…

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Bergman58
Feb 12, 2019 11:53 am
Bergman58
Ali-homebuilder
Ali-homebuilder
12 February

Confused with Either Boutique homes or Simonds - Cranbourne

Confused with Either Boutique homes or Simonds - Cranbourne

Hi Sanjay not a problem, because price schedules can change in the future what I can do is send you the most recent price schedule to your email. Send an email to

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Ali-homebuilder
Feb 12, 2019 11:34 am

Have been buying things for the house as they go on sale! So far, Kitchen tap Kitchen island pendants x 3. Got these from the Laura Ashley closing down sales. RRP $300…

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Hillsbuilds
Feb 12, 2019 10:54 am
GarethB
GarethB
12 February

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Because I did the brick look in the bathrooms I didn't want the same on the floor so straight was the best choice for me, felt like if both walls & floor were the same it…

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GarethB
Feb 12, 2019 10:07 am
GarethB
NewJourney
NewJourney
12 February

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW

Mapleton Grove 18 Barry Road NSW
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

nope it doesn't cover Rock removal but luckily it wasnt tooooo bad

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NewJourney
Feb 12, 2019 9:41 am
WowBingo
WowBingo
12 February

Lisbon 25 Coral Home’s Huntlee NSW

Lisbon 25 Coral Home’s Huntlee NSW
NSW

Cool, great house, here is the virtual tour for ur house, but in the size 31 https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=WA73UUgJfYq Helps inspire on how to design after the…

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WowBingo
Feb 12, 2019 7:50 am
WowBingo
WowBingo
12 February

Coral homes Longreach

Coral homes Longreach

Cool, all the best with the new build. Longreach it a great design ,massive! We r starting the Coral homes Cloncurry next month. That's is also a long homestead design

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WowBingo
Feb 12, 2019 7:45 am
rajah
rajah
12 February

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA

Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
WA

Sorry to hear that, we have had a very smooth build so far and all the staff we have dealt with have been fantastic. What spec items are they refusing to provide? I hope…

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rajah
Feb 12, 2019 12:24 am
brightstarshine
brightstarshine
11 February

Living in Brentwood forest estate vs Spring mountains

Living in Brentwood forest estate vs Spring mountains

Hello members: I have visited the Brentwood forest estate a few times, this place looks pretty nice. I've purchased a lot here and would be commuting to the CBD for work.…

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brightstarshine
Feb 11, 2019 11:36 pm
brightstarshine
alymei
alymei
11 February

NSW Central Coast, Narara - Coral Homes Noosa 25

NSW Central Coast, Narara - Coral Homes Noosa 25
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey, just confirming you went blackbutt bricks with night sky? Are you able to post some pics of the bricks please? Is it a black?

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alymei
Feb 11, 2019 2:44 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
11 February

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
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Yup I had the same issue last week but it’s normal again. Kind Regards, Bruce "Building an Eden Brae Waldorf 50 in North Kellyville" Blog:

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wongbruce
Feb 11, 2019 1:33 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
11 February

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

My recomendation is to have everything bullet pionted and in writing so there is a record of the concern plus any follow up items. Its unfortunatly not good enough to say…

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brucefil2011
Feb 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Another exciting week has gone by - key highlights were the installation of rainwater tank, garage door, staircase, and all the access doors around the…

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Vivek
Feb 11, 2019 11:35 am
Vivek
dl212
dl212
10 February

Rapidwall

Rapidwall
SA

Hi Mally - I know it's a long time since your post but just wondered if anything came about from your interest in Rapidwall? Hope to hear back. Cheers

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dl212
Feb 10, 2019 11:32 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 February

Position of downpipes

Position of downpipes

I just came across this old 23 July 2018 post at the foot of another post that I just answered. It is unfortunate for the first time poster that it wasn't posted in the…

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SaveH2O
Feb 10, 2019 9:32 pm
SaveH2O

WINDOWS/DOORS This is likely not something many people will bother to change much? but I did want to improve on what we…

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darb74
Feb 10, 2019 7:49 pm

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