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toddzilla
toddzilla
13 June

HGWA build Burns Beach- 8 months still no slab

HGWA build Burns Beach- 8 months still no slab
WA
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I got the clipsal tpdl1c1 In my house for the last 2 years, have about 60 installed zero failures. I know where I would be going

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toddzilla
Jun 13, 2019 11:23 pm

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?
NSW

Hi everyone You can get your money back if you signed a Standard HIA contract and paid 5%. You are within your rights to get your money back regardless. However if…

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LearnProperty
Jun 13, 2019 11:04 pm
LearnProperty

Managed to have a look inside today (caught the electrician/aircon man finishing up after 5). Site tidied up, rubbish bin and site toilet removed Power connected and…

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thme
Jun 13, 2019 8:04 pm
steel
steel
13 June

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2, 3

So we did our PCI. Only minor cosmetic work, plus a couple of shower screens and mirrors to install and we would have been fine. That was over a week ago now and currently…

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steel
Jun 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Rhani89
Rhani89
13 June

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Thats Ok, Cant wait to see :)

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Rhani89
Jun 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Pamsport
Pamsport
13 June

Building

Building

Thanks you for the heads up. I really do not know a good builder do you?

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Pamsport
Jun 13, 2019 4:16 pm
lozabag
lozabag
13 June

Plenty Valley Views -Doreen,Vic

Plenty Valley Views -Doreen,Vic

Ok good to know...Knowing my luck we will buy the block then when time to do a soil test we will face issues - rock!! It’s happened before. Hope not though

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lozabag
Jun 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Stairwell window Upstairs hallway window overlooking the pool. You can just see the pool roof dormer window in the top right corner of the photo,

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Hillsbuilds
Jun 13, 2019 11:42 am
cbboy
cbboy
13 June

Simon Homes

Simon Homes
VIC

No not normal. Its a defect so get them to come out and rectify. See below screenshot from the Australian Guides and Tolerances for Australian standards.

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cbboy
Jun 13, 2019 10:42 am
ymiao4398
ymiao4398
13 June

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

we had our tiles from Beautiful tiles. but some had it from colortiles and some from beaumont so it depends. the standard range is not ugly, just really really thin.…

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ymiao4398
Jun 13, 2019 10:07 am

Coral Homes Capri 22 Hamptons

Coral Homes Capri 22 Hamptons

Your house looks beautiful. The colours look great.

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bestspecials
Jun 13, 2019 9:36 am
bestspecials
fully
fully
13 June

Henley brochure

Henley brochure

I’m not sure, I know they added double glazing at their own expense. Double glazing would be listed on the final drawings as DG next to each window size. If not on…

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fully
Jun 13, 2019 9:33 am
Riicky2009
Riicky2009
13 June

Dennis family homes fixed site cost

Dennis family homes fixed site cost

The sales consultants have estimate fixed site cost for my lot is $17,000 I emailed them to send me a break down of what exactly is included in fixed site costs. The…

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Riicky2009
Jun 13, 2019 4:38 am
ben888
ben888
12 June

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Handover

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Handover
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Very nice Clareymoo! Great to see the finished product of a real home, and really, there's no clutter at all. Just wait til you have more kids!!! Glad to see your…

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ben888
Jun 12, 2019 11:25 pm
ben888
catchganu
catchganu
12 June

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 573, 574, 575

May I ask why is it specific to Steel frame? I mean does it work better in steel frame and not with timber frame ? Also is WAP PoE enabled or does it need power ? I…

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catchganu
Jun 12, 2019 9:09 pm

Excited to see the scaffolding come down. This facade is going to look stunning. - Lower level roof going up tomorrow. - Windows were delivered, so I assume they will go…

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Rhetti
Jun 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Rhetti
Suggacup
Suggacup
12 June

Henley

Henley

Hi Toby, I had a mixed build experience with Henley. I built the Ramada 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms which is no longer available. Handover was done a few months ago. If…

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Suggacup
Jun 12, 2019 4:47 pm
alt
alt
12 June

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

I think it might be because the same tradie will do the ceilings and the upper floor as its gyprock. They probably only want to get him out once I'd say!

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alt
Jun 12, 2019 2:29 pm
alt

Most of our roof frame has been done and the gutter fascia attached. Some wiring has gone in, and the plumber has started working on the tubes.

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amilelka
Jun 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Sethor
Sethor
12 June

Owner Supplied electrical points

Owner Supplied electrical points
WA

Well they are not supplying the items, Just go through electrical plan & work out what is required. Make sure you specify correct wiring requirements for what your…

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Sethor
Jun 12, 2019 1:13 pm

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

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

Depending on when your land is due to register it may be worth locking in the current house price now?

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Supercharger
Jun 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Supercharger

Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

Then I would def go for the courtyard! I’m very happy with how mine is turning out!

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Hillsbuilds
Jun 12, 2019 11:10 am

Final build cost per m2???

Final build cost per m2???
VIC

Building in sa with simonds homes and our 280sqr works out to be $1100ish we have upgraded most things. would say medium level finish. Nothing over the top but could deff…

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Tysonandkaylie
Jun 12, 2019 9:32 am
Rhetti
Rhetti
12 June

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

KT, I'm not usually a big fan of large square parapets, but colour scheme you've chosen and bricks makes the façade like 10/10. Nice job and good vision!

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Rhetti
Jun 12, 2019 6:58 am
Rhetti
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
11 June

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Krisrobe Have you moved into your Felixstow Alfresco? How did your build go? If you can post a few photos would be great. Thx 😏

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Bebbsy
Jun 11, 2019 9:58 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
11 June

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 765, 766, 767

The diffuser doesn't help much. Still very harsh compare to a std led bulb.

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MyFirst
Jun 11, 2019 9:36 pm
JJose
JJose
11 June

front facade windows position

front facade windows position

Thanks for your reply, its SA Northfield , I am waiting for the plan soft copy, North is on the right side of the house and front is facing east. Window dimensions are…

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JJose
Jun 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Reneeh
Reneeh
11 June

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I got an update few weeks ago. Still on track for late August title 🤞

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Reneeh
Jun 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Special_K
Special_K
11 June

Who has used PTF TEmpo floors ? (WARNING)

Who has used PTF TEmpo floors ? (WARNING)
VIC

If anyone has any tips on what you can do to harden up your timber floors, it'd be appreciated !

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Special_K
Jun 11, 2019 10:52 am
cussen
cussen
11 June

Has anyone built with PNL Developments?

Has anyone built with PNL Developments?

I was wondering if anyone here has used PNL Developments to build? My wife and I are thinking about using them to build a Duplex for us as we were recommended by a…

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cussen
Jun 11, 2019 8:57 am
majority
majority
11 June

Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance

Letterbox for a battleaxe and council land maintenance
NSW

My property is in same position as Babycakes without area for placement of bins or letterbox as neighbour refuses to allow sharing of nature strip which they have…

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majority
Jun 11, 2019 8:45 am
felant
felant
11 June

Rivergum Homes

Rivergum Homes

Thanks

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felant
Jun 11, 2019 8:37 am

House slab

House slab

Separate concrete pours mean there is a construction joint and that may create a termite entry risk

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building-expert
Jun 11, 2019 7:42 am
building-expert
raptor19
raptor19
11 June

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW

Did you hire the inspector during build phase or after completion? Thanks

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raptor19
Jun 11, 2019 7:28 am
ObscureBug
ObscureBug
11 June

Confused with Either Boutique homes or Simonds - Cranbourne

Confused with Either Boutique homes or Simonds - Cranbourne

We managed to find some recent Boutique builds in our area and spoke to an owner. They're essentially happy - there are some minor brickwork issues (which was more about…

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ObscureBug
Jun 11, 2019 3:26 am

Our KDR is nearly complete (apart from the garage, which will be a separate project). It's in inner-west Melbourne. The builder is Archiblox, and frankly we've had a…

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benmodular
Jun 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Den45
Den45
10 June

Metricon Denver 45

Metricon Denver 45
1, 2

Looks awesome

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Den45
Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm
deepak648
deepak648
10 June

Building our first home in Baldivis - Blueprint Build

Building our first home in Baldivis - Blueprint Build
WA
1, 2

Hi Can I ask how many years of warranty did they provide to you guys?

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deepak648
Jun 10, 2019 2:44 pm
deepak648
deepak648
10 June

My little abode - Custom Blueprint Build

My little abode - Custom Blueprint Build
WA

Hi Can I ask how many years of warranty did they provide to you guys?

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deepak648
Jun 10, 2019 2:44 pm
chippy
chippy
9 June

Stone upgrade costs with builder ???

Stone upgrade costs with builder ???
NSW

It's impossible to say without knowing how large the kitchen (how many sheets) is and what edge detail you get included and what you are upgrading to. Standard colours are…

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chippy
Jun 09, 2019 9:52 pm
chippy
kimba012
kimba012
9 June

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

We just have the one. It’s the same guy who rings me each week. If I want to contact him I have to email head office and ask them to get him to contact me

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kimba012
Jun 09, 2019 5:48 pm
patel1783
patel1783
9 June

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

So today Day 475 from the day we signed contract & day 260 from the site start, no indications about handover date. Same way we had 2mm & 3mm cracks in our seven months…

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patel1783
Jun 09, 2019 5:48 pm
JW001
JW001
9 June

Seek advice/comment on floor plan

Seek advice/comment on floor plan

servery window is a great idea. This can connect Alfresco and kitchen very well. How about extend the decking up to the parents WIR, put a retractable awning here.…

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JW001
Jun 09, 2019 12:56 pm

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

I'm up to the same point, had my design meeting last week. They mentioned it would take 2-3 weeks before they got back to me.

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Permanence
Jun 09, 2019 12:11 pm

Discolour in mortar after cleaning of bricks

Discolour in mortar after cleaning of bricks

Thanks for this. The mortar was white before it was cleaned. You can see the downstairs colour is still white (hasn’t been washed) but the second story has gone yellow…

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Karolien123
Jun 09, 2019 11:54 am

House and land package- Fees associated with delay in land t

House and land package- Fees associated with delay in land t
VIC

When you buy a 30k car, most people do so much research and shopping around, incredible. But its weird how most people don't do not nearly enough homework when they are…

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LearnProperty
Jun 08, 2019 8:55 am
LearnProperty
shellb78
shellb78
8 June

Monument windows or black on Facade

Monument windows or black on Facade

Thankyou Bebbsy, this isn’t something I’d thought of. My hibby will have his truck going in and out so that will create some dust.

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shellb78
Jun 08, 2019 8:26 am

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