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gr8ly
May 25, 2018 7:01 pm
gr8ly

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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oh no :( if that's what it has on your approved drawings, then they will need to rectify it for you. It's your house. I personally think your backsplash looks fine -…

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gr8ly
May 25, 2018 5:57 pm
gr8ly

Coral Homes Winton 26

Coral Homes Winton 26
QLD

Hi there were in the process of talking with coral about building the Winton in the hunter valley. What are your experiences and would you change anything.

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kazophel
May 25, 2018 2:48 pm
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Ryan2007
May 25, 2018 7:25 am
Ryan2007
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bestspecials
May 24, 2018 10:15 pm
bestspecials
Tribe7
Tribe7
21 h

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
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Congratulations on your slab it’s very exciting to see the house progress you will be busting to visit

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Tribe7
May 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Tribe7
Tribe7
Tribe7
21 h

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
QLD
1, 2

Great to see your powering enough Amish. Great work with all the extra insulation we have done the same and it’s something we will never regret. You have a really…

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Tribe7
May 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Tribe7
Dylandbrooke
Dylandbrooke
Yesterday

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Sure, we got them through diyonline blinds. It was supposed to be a 6-8 week turnaround, but we're approaching 12 weeks now. They did compensate us for the delay - we…

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Dylandbrooke
May 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Dylandbrooke

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks. I think I need to get my butt into gear and get organised.

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bestspecials
May 24, 2018 6:50 am
bestspecials

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
1 ... 17, 18, 19

How frustrating that they moved your PCI. Hopefully there won’t be much to do once you have it and then you can get keys soon after! It’s great to be in our own…

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Bridgetwitch
May 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Bridgetwitch
CC7
CC7
23 May

Daydream 30. 22 week build. After handover fun has begun

Daydream 30. 22 week build. After handover fun has begun
QLD
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everything is looking so good, hooray for window blinds! Im sorry to hear about your mum, but glad she's okay now. I think you need some big pots with some large plants…

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CC7
May 23, 2018 2:46 pm
CC7
Tribe7
Tribe7
22 May

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
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Love your tiling choices they look awesome. Can’t wait to see them all finished. Your joinery and study are fabulous. Hope your all well and have started packing,…

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Tribe7
May 22, 2018 11:41 pm
Tribe7
Gloria55
Gloria55
22 May

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm
pbwhi0
pbwhi0
22 May

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands
QLD
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The pool looks fantastic! The glass fence and tiling are really elegant. I better not show the wife your planters against the fence or I know what she will want at our…

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pbwhi0
May 22, 2018 6:19 am
pbwhi0
gr8ly
gr8ly
21 May

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

i think we ended up with over 8 versions of our working drawings! you'll get there! sounds exciting!

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gr8ly
May 21, 2018 6:04 pm
gr8ly
Tashmc
Tashmc
21 May

Almost Handover - Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochr

Almost Handover - Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochr
QLD
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Wow it is complete, how amazing for you Staceyrusell, your facade I'm in love with, all the best for hand over.

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Tashmc
May 21, 2018 11:45 am
Tashmc

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council
QLD
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Agree - I guess all good things...... I understand they just need to do everything by the book and not take shortcuts which in the end is the best for everyone. Thanks…

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BrentandAllison
May 21, 2018 9:38 am
BrentandAllison
adamj
adamj
21 May

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.
QLD
1, 2

This is a great post and we are just about to engage QBCC on a non completion due to liquidation / licence suspension. A couple of q's: - Did you need to get insurance…

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adamj
May 21, 2018 12:13 am

Another week and no real progress. Still waiting on tilers. Most of the stone benches went in at the start of the week, so was great to see that happen but that was…

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
May 20, 2018 7:27 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Hi All, We built 6 years ago, one thing we did which was very useful, was to include an outside powerpoint, it's really useful. We also installed outside camera's with a…

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springtime
May 20, 2018 9:24 am
BuLe
BuLe
19 May

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild
QLD

Exciting times ! Just saw your construction photos in another thread, good progress.

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BuLe
May 19, 2018 5:40 pm
StephLee
StephLee
18 May

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Life after handover

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Ormeau Hills: Life after handover
QLD
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Did you guys pay your final account by cheque on handover day or before straight into there account?

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StephLee
May 18, 2018 8:05 pm
StephLee

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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I understand how you feel and hope this time luck will be on your side.

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Marcoola32_GC
May 18, 2018 1:58 pm

Handover went smoothly, no major issues. Getting pendant lights, Blinds, A/C fit-off and flooring done this week

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SDP
May 18, 2018 10:19 am
CC7
CC7
17 May

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD
QLD

oh i think you might have mentioned the batten thing somewhere else here, rings a bell. that really sucks, i hope the new colour still works well with the rest of the…

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CC7
May 17, 2018 4:29 pm
CC7
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
17 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Haha that's crazy. We always jump the fence every week, I wonder if I'm soon to receive a warning letter as well lol.

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G1NOSAUR
May 17, 2018 4:23 pm
G1NOSAUR
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 May

Zero Emission Build. QLD Modern Mount Top

Zero Emission Build. QLD Modern Mount Top
QLD

Two Teslas? I will be following this thread with a lot of interest.

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SaveH2O
May 17, 2018 12:47 pm
SaveH2O

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q1 Build - Sherwood, QLD

Plantation Mirage Vogue Q1 Build - Sherwood, QLD
QLD

Love the look of your house! Also really like that you had the old one removed rather than demolished.

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blackcat20
May 16, 2018 3:08 pm
blackcat20

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
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Sorry it’s been a while since I posted - lots happening and no time! We are still living in the land of boxes, and trying to get our driveway etc. organised. Our cooktop…

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Bridgetwitch
May 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Bridgetwitch

Anyone Tried Termite Proof Paint to Untreated Timber Frame?

Anyone Tried Termite Proof Paint to Untreated Timber Frame?
QLD

larry1124 Your understanding is my understanding Your builder will need to provide you relevant Data, information and proofs ..always ask for a termite guarantee

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 16, 2018 7:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Is the builder responsible for root barrier installation?

Is the builder responsible for root barrier installation?
QLD

Most builder's engineers will provide an info pack which will detail what the homeowners responsibilities are for slab maintenance etc. One thing it should say is for M…

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sweetswisssteel
May 15, 2018 8:10 pm
jamesn
jamesn
15 May

Metricon Vantage 35

Metricon Vantage 35
QLD

Hi all, We decided to build Vantage 35 with some changes on lvl 1in Brisbane. Just want to run the idea to help us validate our idea. It will be our house for 10yrs with…

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jamesn
May 15, 2018 2:01 pm
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
14 May

140mm post dynabolted into concrete slab

140mm post dynabolted into concrete slab
QLD

Thankyou for your advise arcadelt! Much appreciated 😁👍🏼

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mj-mac4
May 14, 2018 7:06 pm
mj-mac4

Update: We had our roof trusses go up the week before last, and last week our guttering and fascia. Our SS says we should have our roof tiles on by the end of the…

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lilbza
May 14, 2018 11:23 am
lilbza
larry1124
larry1124
13 May

How to Deal with Builder's Breach of Contract?

How to Deal with Builder's Breach of Contract?
QLD

Thanks for your comments, iTool You remind me of another issue, that is if I have the rights to hold off the payment for frame stage given the frame work might be re-do…

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larry1124
May 13, 2018 4:48 pm

First Time Builders - Metricon Denver 32

First Time Builders - Metricon Denver 32
QLD

Congrats on the new build! Love that outdoor room area 😍

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elieassi1992
May 13, 2018 4:32 pm
elieassi1992

Augustine Heights - Valeco Build

Augustine Heights - Valeco Build
QLD

Any updates? :) Fingers crossed you have started!

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staceyrussell
May 12, 2018 12:33 pm
staceyrussell
gr8ly
gr8ly
11 May

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE
QLD
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haha oh no, i can imagine! i wonder what our estate will be like for NBN.. I don't know how i would survive without a strong internet connection. I would up my phone…

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gr8ly
May 11, 2018 7:14 pm
gr8ly
stoff17
stoff17
10 May

Metricon Vantage 48 Plantation - Melbourne

Metricon Vantage 48 Plantation - Melbourne
QLD
1, 2

Yeah we had the same problem. We want timber in some of the rooms downstairs and didn’t want quad, but as we were doing them after the build was complete M only had 2…

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stoff17
May 10, 2018 10:39 am

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
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Reaching the end of your project is a big milestone. It’s the culmination of months of planning, negotiating and decision…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2018 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Asereht
Asereht
9 May

Building our first home with Homecorp

Building our first home with Homecorp
QLD

Hi, Just looking for someone who is building with Homecorp as we are looking into this builder also. I hope your concerns above have been resolved. I just wanted to…

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Asereht
May 09, 2018 2:19 pm
glippp
glippp
9 May

GJ Gardner - Mandalay 298 - QLD

GJ Gardner - Mandalay 298 - QLD
QLD
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Agree about the robotic pool cleaner. I use to have old suction Zodiac but in my opinion, the automatic cleaner does a much better job and because it is independent I have…

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glippp
May 09, 2018 5:07 am
auzgirl
auzgirl
8 May

Treated pine frame- did yours look like this??

Treated pine frame- did yours look like this??
QLD

JUST JOINED. INTERESTED IN THIS TOPIC AS I HAVE A NEGATIVE THING ABOUT TERMITES, ESPECIALLY IF THEY WANT TO EAT YOUR HOUSE, SOMETHING YOU HAVE PAID A LOT OF MONEY FOR. I…

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auzgirl
May 08, 2018 10:34 pm
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cass_rox
May 08, 2018 7:37 am

Spectrum Homes. Acreage, Gold Coast

Spectrum Homes. Acreage, Gold Coast
QLD

Welcome 😊 looking forward to following another GC build. Hopefully you get a site start soon.

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kailie86
May 07, 2018 4:30 pm
kailie86

Cladding Type for Hamptons/Qlder

Cladding Type for Hamptons/Qlder
QLD

Hi I’m looking for advice on cladding types for a Hamptons type house. We are considering James Hardie Scyon linea 180mm versus weathertex classic smooth 200mm.…

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Crows nest
May 07, 2018 9:28 am
Lee54
Lee54
7 May

Building a Granny Flat on a budget - QLD

Building a Granny Flat on a budget - QLD
QLD

PS I think it's a bad idea to have the bathroom as ensuite. Do you really want visitors tromping through your bedroom to go to the loo? I want mine to have other access...

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Lee54
May 07, 2018 5:48 am

Hi nafeesra see photos. You can see two different colour of wall linings installed in laundry and toilet.

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jrey
May 05, 2018 12:22 am


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