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building bug
building bug
11 December

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Hi i’ve Requested to follow on Instagram. Looking at building grange 25 in NSW and would love to see the end of your build 😊 i’m Fi0nam, thanks 😊

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building bug
Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm
building bug
jamesn
jamesn
11 December

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Thank you. I think we have enough light to use one fixed skylight. May explore smart lighting options as well. If I have more questions about the floorplan, should I…

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jamesn
Dec 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
11 December

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover
SA
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veranda approved by council today and delivery date is 7th JAN I wanted surfmist top and bottom but turns out my option was surfmist and plain grey or surfmist and…

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Entilzha
Dec 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Build Right
Build Right
11 December

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon
VIC

Hi, the sales consultants have estimate price for the areas that you are build than its the soil conditions This how it works 1. the size of the home you are building…

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Build Right
Dec 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Build Right

We did something simular to what mamz suggested. Something similar could work with your design.

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Melos
Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Week three (Saturday): We went by the site and found the lads correcting the excavation. Week four (Monday & Tuesday): The plumber is onsite. Sam, my husband and Vips,…

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gablesrocks
Dec 11, 2018 12:51 pm
DR-JEKL
DR-JEKL
11 December

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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We just got carpeted stairs and had voids deleted and glass removed (my wife was concerned with our young daughter). Think we got $2k ish (id have to check) back for no…

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DR-JEKL
Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forg
Forg
11 December

Builder

Builder

No sorry not au fait with this software/setup and haven't created a thread in so long that I can't go & have a play with it … the new one is probably as good a solution…

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Forg
Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am

Hi, Has anyone build there home with uhomes in Victoria? How was the experience? Are they any good? They are closing there display home in Werribee by mid 2019, they will…

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Frank1234
Dec 11, 2018 10:28 am
Mrsxtro01
Mrsxtro01
11 December

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Get back in touch with HGWA and insist they send a tile cleaner out to assess them. It is a known problem. After standing my ground HGWA sent out a tile cleaner to assess…

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Mrsxtro01
Dec 11, 2018 9:41 am
Stimpson
Stimpson
10 December

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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PRD office level 4 suite 402 10 Century circuit Norwest 18/12 at 6 pm

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Stimpson
Dec 10, 2018 7:48 pm

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the presentation has been postponed. I don't have another date yet but kind of disappointed as we're looking forward to moving. Where…

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CalicoCat
Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Joker
Joker
10 December

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

Whoever you choose, check the actual builds in your area for a truer picture of what to expect, a good inspector such as this forums building expert is a must, also check…

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Joker
Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Kapil
Kapil
10 December

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Hi Tanz, we are building Canterbury 44 in Truganina Vic. Our Gallery appointment is in Jan 2019. So far we have added Grange facade, Butlers pantry, guest bed to study,…

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Kapil
Dec 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Mish018
Mish018
10 December

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

We have had some great progress since this was posted Dunk85 Cladding has been installed and painted (although our gutters now have paint on them due to painter not…

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Mish018
Dec 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Default
Default
10 December

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I have also now been told March 2019. I drove past a few weeks ago and they have started land works. Hopefully it wont get delayed again.

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Default
Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Jess Hickey
Jess Hickey
10 December

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

We are stage 6A or 6B one of those.. Apple Tree Lane. Just recieved my Master Plans. Wondering how long the roads will take..

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Jess Hickey
Dec 10, 2018 4:28 pm
fademan
fademan
10 December

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
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Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-) Those light…

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fademan
Dec 10, 2018 4:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
10 December

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials
Novice 000
Novice 000
10 December

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank
MyFirst
MyFirst
10 December

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Thanks all, I will try to negotiate something if they do leave it exposed. LOL. I reminded my SS his obligations and his reply was , he's been in the industry for 20 odd…

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm
onlyann
onlyann
10 December

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

Colour consultation cannot happen before the 15/01/2019 because of the Christmas break. I wasn't expecting the build to start until after Christmas to be honest but I…

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onlyann
Dec 10, 2018 12:12 pm
amilelka
amilelka
10 December

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

Wow that's a very luxurious looking house! What I would do is imagine your entry is on the top floor - where the void is now. Then reverse the staircase so it leads…

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amilelka
Dec 10, 2018 11:31 am
building-expert
building-expert
10 December

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail
NSW

I am not familiar with NSW but the general advice is to talk to your certifier to ascertain what exactly the problem is. It seems to be a mixed bag of things to be done by…

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building-expert
Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am
building-expert
ehhc
ehhc
10 December

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Haha no way, couldn’t trust myself to try it. We chose a composite to minimise maintenance but apparently the cons are that it could scratch, and I reckon probably…

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ehhc
Dec 10, 2018 9:00 am
ehhc

Construction doesn’t start until early next year as our builder Rawdon hill closes over Xmas period so everything will be on pause until the new year now. We are…

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Jayy
Dec 10, 2018 8:39 am
Jayy

We built the Barossa 255, similar in design. We had a good experience and love our home. We have been in it 6 months.

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GillyH
Dec 10, 2018 7:51 am
GillyH
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
9 December

Build contract, legal advice?

Build contract, legal advice?

Don't bother, a solicitor review voids your 7 day cooling off period. Just examine closely pre contract as the building expert said then go over it thoroughly post…

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sweetswisssteel
Dec 09, 2018 11:12 pm
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Manj
Dec 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Manj
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stanus
Dec 09, 2018 3:33 pm
stanus
staypositive
staypositive
9 December

Review for metronest

Review for metronest

100% agree with this comment avoid them like plague....................... this is all i can say.......... very slow with construction .... not very…

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staypositive
Dec 09, 2018 12:45 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 December

Arden Homes Inspectors

Arden Homes Inspectors
VIC
1, 2

As a builder who has lived through change from council building inspectors to privatised building surveying and inspections I can tell you of a catastrophic fall in…

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building-expert
Dec 09, 2018 9:13 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 December

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

anu123, Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

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SaveH2O
Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
SaveH2O

Didn't get a colour board. But from the rough idea. White render throughout with black tiles and gutters. Floorboards throughout with grey carpets in the living areas…

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rogklee
Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm

Windows are in. Boys working on Saturday.

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Salfield
Dec 08, 2018 4:53 pm
STurner
STurner
8 December

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Choosing Right Bricks for 1st House

Hi RileyR, have you come to a conclusion? We're almost at lockup stage and have used PGH Eclipse. For our builder they are an included brick at .74c each. Breaking Dawn is…

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STurner
Dec 08, 2018 4:49 pm
gogo65
gogo65
8 December

Custom Home Designs

Custom Home Designs
NSW

Hi Gogo Yes, PMd you but nothing came through? My email is shanekavanagh090@gmail.com if you want to try email me there?

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gogo65
Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm
gogo65
doosra
doosra
8 December

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2, 3

Handover date is 18th Dec. Can't wait !! Driveway will not be finished in time and potentially fencing before the new year

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doosra
Dec 08, 2018 7:59 am
Melos
Melos
8 December

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wow!!! The whole house looks fantastic and congrats on your new little guy. Talk about amazing timing

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Melos
Dec 08, 2018 6:48 am

Things are starting to take shape. We received our fit our invoice recently. Here are some progress pics

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SAFA1
Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm

I was there today and could see a lot of construction !!

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dineshjain
Dec 07, 2018 8:55 pm

This is the only photo I could find that shows the colours properly. Gutters and front flashing is monument and the fascia is basalt. I wanted the flashing and gutters…

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MrsJM
Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
MrsJM
MCC0013
MCC0013
7 December

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????
VIC

Its as simple as they wont budge on changing any aspect of the facade so it depends on what is behind the garage to allow the extra length. It is definately possible and…

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MCC0013
Dec 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Linda 2
Linda 2
7 December

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes
NSW
1, 2

Thank you for your reply. Yes I selected to pay extra for IOC during the end panel.

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Linda 2
Dec 07, 2018 5:10 pm
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Chelsea1990
Dec 07, 2018 4:52 pm

The top story is going to be rendered foam

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brokenstick
Dec 07, 2018 4:50 pm
brokenstick
steph73
steph73
7 December

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds

Henley Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds
VIC

Hi All Does anyone out there know the cost of Henley's Aluminium Cornerless Bifolds? TIA

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steph73
Dec 07, 2018 1:42 pm

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