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janbo
Apr 27, 2017 9:07 pm
MJT
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Fairmont Homes - Seaford Meadows SA - Moving!!Fairmont Homes - Seaford Meadows SA - Moving!!
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Yeah gas, on demand. They are all a bit noisy. The neighbours one is noisy too when it kicks in

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MJT
Apr 27, 2017 6:12 pm
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Marshall5858
Apr 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].
SA
1, 2

@alysanne that's exciting! We have received full development approval from the council, but a requirement has not been met in our Land Management Agreement - which may…

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nicoledee
Apr 27, 2017 10:52 am

coming down will be quicker than the build I am sure.

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hillbuilder
Apr 26, 2017 10:28 pm
eliszia
26 April
Mount Barker ThreadMount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Good luck! You are almost there. Counsil didn't take too long for most in the estate, hopefully yours come through quickly too. Elle

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eliszia
Apr 26, 2017 3:00 pm
New Building Seaford Meadows SANew Building Seaford Meadows SA
SA
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That would be great thanks 😀 pooraka is so far away though! It's a shame about advanced. My parents, grandparents and sister in law have all used them in the last 2…

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bubbles_family
Apr 26, 2017 2:35 pm
janbo
26 April
Building with Fairmont Homes - Down SouthBuilding with Fairmont Homes - Down South
SA
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They have different Porticos outs has monument roof other two are black , two will have rendered columns so they should all look a little bit different from the front

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janbo
Apr 26, 2017 8:09 am
Marshall5858
26 April
Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!
SA
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Ooh that gap would give me the heebie jeebies! I'm obsessed with potential places for snakes to hide It really sucks that you're having to pay out money to find…

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Marshall5858
Apr 26, 2017 7:25 am
jenza20
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26 April
How often do you visit your site?How often do you visit your site?
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Everyday! I'm lucky because my block is a 5 min jog around the corner. :-D

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jenza20
Apr 26, 2017 1:07 am
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Marshall5858
Apr 25, 2017 6:02 pm
JayaJaya
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25 April
building at seaford meadowsbuilding at seaford meadows
SA
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hahahaha... done those splits a few times, back in the day!

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JayaJaya
Apr 25, 2017 4:24 pm
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Bricking is taking a long time and progress has definately come to halt. Our SS is stating that the hold up is the back doors that need to be installed before the bricking…

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familyman
Apr 24, 2017 10:33 am
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familyman
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24 April
Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)
SA
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Hi TF. Yes our view is great. They gave us a rough handover date which is end of June, however I don't see that happening as our bricking is taking forever. Not too happy…

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familyman
Apr 24, 2017 9:32 am
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mrsroc
21 April
Metro Property Development SAMetro Property Development SA
SA

Hi I have just received my working plans and about to start selections. I have in the last 2 days sent 2 emails to my Selections Consultant and she has responded to me…

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mrsroc
Apr 21, 2017 4:05 pm
shellu
18 April
Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SAFairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA
SA
1, 2

Exactly, I always think I am extremely lucky to be building a house!

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shellu
Apr 18, 2017 9:57 pm
gemm01
14 April
Simonds Prague Modified SASimonds Prague Modified SA
SA

We are building in Freeling! It's been exciting so far I just can't wait until it's all done! I'm hoping that we can be in by the end of the year with any luck 😊

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gemm01
Apr 14, 2017 8:16 pm
cat_dunc
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12 April
Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock upBuilding the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up
SA
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What did you decide? Seeing as you're both really handy you could do part exposed aggregate concrete, and part decking to match the pool deck. Did you get the glass…

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cat_dunc
Apr 12, 2017 9:34 pm
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options i added at the time took the Time to save promo for its inclusions 2700mm Ceilings the 4 dataport smart NBN wiring system Enlarged garage to meet estate…

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Entilzha
Apr 12, 2017 11:00 am

The external colour selection was the second appointment. One of the dumb things forgotten was to bring the sample tiles from Beaumont to the appointment! Luckily photos…

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lincoln32
Apr 11, 2017 8:34 am
nicoledee
5 April
Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SAStatesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA

So since my last post, we have settled on the land - this happened on 24th of March :). Now we are at the very very last stage of council approval - and should have full…

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nicoledee
Apr 05, 2017 1:50 pm

Some more selections pics.

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Ckfd
Apr 04, 2017 10:36 pm
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nicoledee
Apr 04, 2017 4:47 pm
recommend an architect/designer in Adelaiderecommend an architect/designer in Adelaide
SA

Hi Cooperplace You will need an Architect & Engineer Here's info on % Fees & Savings you might find useful that I've just put up But I've included most professional fees…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2017 8:47 am
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Mndtll
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24 March
Home Building BlogsHome Building Blogs
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Hi All, I have just created a blog to document our Porter Davis build. We are building the Montague 21. I know that I have found everyone else's blogs so useful during…

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Mndtll
Mar 24, 2017 1:08 pm
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cant decide
23 March
Think builder is going brokeThink builder is going broke
SA

Definitely get insurance and organise fencing ASAP. Not many insurance companies will do it, look for Wickies(Watersun Homes)thread and you will find all the info you…

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cant decide
Mar 23, 2017 7:43 pm
Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom BuildFairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build
SA
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Fantastic timing! Thanks for asking that question and for the reply! We have been debating the shower upgrade and I think we are just going to have the free upgrade in the…

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bubbles_family
Mar 21, 2017 8:25 pm
mel_mack
15 March
Custom build in Adelaide.Custom build in Adelaide.
SA
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Hey can I ask who you went through for your underfloor heating? Did you consider insular heating/electric? What made you choose hydronic? We are looking at polished…

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mel_mack
Mar 15, 2017 10:59 pm
JayaJaya
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9 March
Simonds Sierra - Adelaide, South AustraliaSimonds Sierra - Adelaide, South Australia
SA
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from, not drom - this whole day has been a senior's moment for me. :lol:

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JayaJaya
Mar 09, 2017 9:04 pm
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alysanne
8 March
Willaston by Statesman Homes SAWillaston by Statesman Homes SA
SA
1, 2

Congratulations, glad to hear it's all moving along. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures. Best of luck with the walk through.

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alysanne
Mar 08, 2017 8:29 pm
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HFBMPC
Mar 05, 2017 8:37 am
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charlibear
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3 March
Metricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide HillsMetricon Mantra 29 - Adelaide Hills
SA
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Congrats on getting keys!!! So exciting!!! Yes remember to post pics after you've moved in GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Mar 03, 2017 6:34 pm
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Amymay
1 March
Fairmont Home builders - South AustraliaFairmont Home builders - South Australia
SA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hello im a new builder looking at signing a contract with fairmont homes. Can anyone give me some tips on what to make sure is definitely included in my contract quote…

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Amymay
Mar 01, 2017 8:36 pm
martin912
28 February
Building with Rendition in LockleysBuilding with Rendition in Lockleys
SA

Hi Is it single story or double story? In the contract it had the maximum amount of time allowed and ours was 34 weeks and they were just inside that. We had Xmas in…

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martin912
Feb 28, 2017 3:53 pm
TomCat
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20 February
House frame bottom plate overhang on slabHouse frame bottom plate overhang on slab
SA

Yep. We had our frame overhanging the slab by 35mm in some spots. And brick overhanging 40mm in spots. We made our builder fix it. This is how they did it (with 'Renderoc…

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TomCat
Feb 19, 2017 11:44 pm
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Marshall5858
15 February
Building the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SABuilding the Simonds Palisade in Springwood SA
SA
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We mixed our colours, had to pay around $375 (from memory) in SA

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Marshall5858
Feb 15, 2017 8:30 pm

There is usually diagonal reinforcing at slab corners to prevent cracking like this. Has anyone checked slab preparations for you before concrete was poured?

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building-expert
Feb 13, 2017 7:33 am
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Fish217
9 February
Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
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Hey Porsha1369!! Only a few doors down :) . How is your place going? Thanks for the contact number. I will get in contact with them when the completion gets closer and i…

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Fish217
Feb 09, 2017 12:40 pm
timbo
30 January
Newenham, Mount BarkerNewenham, Mount Barker
SA

Hey Tomcat, we have also signed for our bit of land in Newenham. Lot 20 is ours. Waiting for the roads to be completed so we can have a closer look. All the best with your build.

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timbo
Jan 30, 2017 7:38 pm
gunners13
27 January
Anyone building with D&C Homes in SAAnyone building with D&C Homes in SA
SA

Hi just wondering if anyone else is building with D&C homes currently and how it is progressing along? Any issues with them and timeframes ok?

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gunners13
Jan 27, 2017 11:36 am
faul0038
17 January
Regent Homes AdelaideRegent Homes Adelaide
SA

Yes the lightsview display is very nice. For those who are interested, the reviews are located here: http://reviewssa.com/regent-homes-sa-pty-ltd-adelaide/ The other…

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faul0038
Jan 17, 2017 9:27 pm
Simonds Avalon AdelaideSimonds Avalon Adelaide
SA
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Hey TC! Wow , a year on already! Doesn't time fly? Love your deco! Yes side table is a very lovely piece!

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Building4my3tots
Jan 16, 2017 5:51 pm
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gunners13
12 January
D&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with themD&C Homes (SA) anyone building or built with them
SA

Hi has anyone built or building with D&C Homes in Adelaide as I would be interested to know how you have found the process in them rectifying problems and how quick they…

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gunners13
Jan 12, 2017 10:00 am
imboredas
4 January
Adelaide extension adviceAdelaide extension advice
SA

Good evening :o My wife and I have recently obtained council approval to extend the existing living area (of which a new kitchen will be installed) and the current…

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imboredas
Jan 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Custom Sterling Adelaide BuildCustom Sterling Adelaide Build
SA
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Thanks blue! I'll have a look into those ones.

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CustomStirling
Jan 03, 2017 7:25 am
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hillbuilder
30 December 2016
South Australia buildsSouth Australia builds
SA
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Darn!! I go away for a bit and the forum layout all changes! So I have been absent for a while...life has been hectic! But I have been lurking on these and other forums…

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hillbuilder
Dec 30, 2016 9:42 pm



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