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Aaaaalmost ready... Lights and powerpoints have been installed, external painting completed, sinks, bath, towel rails, taps and door handles also in. I think they’re…

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Irish16
Dec 14, 2018 11:03 am

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
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Good stuff. Good luck with your builds everyone.

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brodav83
Dec 14, 2018 10:34 am
Musashi2000
Musashi2000
Yesterday

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)
QLD
1, 2

Thanks for your extensive response, really appreciate it, we will be contacting Breezeway for sure! Hope you are enjoying your home. Cheers, K&D

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Musashi2000
Dec 13, 2018 8:51 am
KingTaco
KingTaco
12 December

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

We've had an update from Clarendon - Building approval has come through, so now we're just waiting on developer approval and the authority to commence from the…

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KingTaco
Dec 12, 2018 10:13 pm
KingTaco
Santo65
Santo65
12 December

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD
QLD
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Seems to get to a point where it all happens really fast...looking good Gareth :)

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Santo65
Dec 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Santo65

This is our facade. Render in Dulux Highgate, cladding in Shale Grey, roof in Shale grey. Barge and finials in white. It looks a lot lighter on a sunny day as you can…

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amilelka
Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm
dvkent
dvkent
12 December

Meridian 30 Brighton Homes

Meridian 30 Brighton Homes
QLD

Yes really hoping for that.

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dvkent
Dec 12, 2018 6:58 am
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
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
7 December

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

Good taste then. :) Yeah, we upgraded to the Fujitsu with 9 zones and MyAir 5 control. That came to $5,300.

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TiredHalo
Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
TiredHalo

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

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD
QLD
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Wow. No wonder it looks so good. I was hoping it was something in the lower ranges so that we could go for it. Beautiful house, congratulations!

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LittleMissSunshine
Dec 04, 2018 4:54 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
4 December

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

We had PCI yesterday, thank god for having inspectors. I was like everything looks fine, he comes back with 3 pages of defects - mainly paint, scruff marks, noticed 3…

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pandibabi
Dec 04, 2018 4:46 pm
pandibabi
steel
steel
4 December

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Weekly to fortnightly. Im not into construction but I am curious by nature (engineer). So I like to track and follow how they do it and the order.

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steel
Dec 04, 2018 11:52 am
r_13
r_13
29 November

Metricon Vantage 48 Plantation - Melbourne

Metricon Vantage 48 Plantation - Melbourne
QLD
1, 2

Long time since the last update. Last time I posted, I talked about levelling our block, which has now been done, and the buried swimming pool with all its wonderful…

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r_13
Nov 29, 2018 2:51 pm
r_13
Doulton777
Doulton777
28 November

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43
QLD
1, 2

What did the inspector say so far? Are they happy with the build?

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Doulton777
Nov 28, 2018 8:07 am
Doulton777
Valandra
Valandra
26 November

Building with Ausbuild @ Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild @ Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3

Seriously powering along there, you must be pleased! We won't get wrapped before xmas break unfortunately, but it's been fun watching the frame go up so far!

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Valandra
Nov 26, 2018 5:03 pm
WowBingo
WowBingo
25 November

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2

We don't have build blog as yet Still got slot of work to do before slab goes down But we will get inspired by ur blog !

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WowBingo
Nov 25, 2018 10:12 am
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WowBingo
Nov 22, 2018 12:50 pm
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building bug
Nov 22, 2018 8:55 am
building bug
Jodla
Jodla
21 November

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

My questions about perry homes are: does anyone know if this company build on a square meterage rate? If so what is it? Did anyone receive tenders with a certain price…

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Jodla
Nov 21, 2018 12:00 am
_sallz
_sallz
20 November

Valeco homes

Valeco homes
QLD

We informed them of all the upgrade we wanted early on so the sales quote was spot on. Plus got credit back on council fees that werent used (narrow block). Shouldnt be…

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_sallz
Nov 20, 2018 2:17 pm
_sallz
AlCaLuJo2
AlCaLuJo2
20 November

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Kitchen will be all black - tap ware also. Cant wait to see the finished product. Second pour is for the alfresco as we are getting it decked (needed to be separate from…

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AlCaLuJo2
Nov 20, 2018 10:05 am
cory
cory
19 November

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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Are u happy with the polished concrete floor? High maintenance? We just paid a deposit with Valeco and an thinking abt polished concrete.

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cory
Nov 19, 2018 12:28 pm
katsudon98
katsudon98
15 November

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
QLD

Land settled. DA lodge 13 November 2018. Final colour selection variation yet to come back. Been 2 weeks now. Now the fun begins... the waiting game

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katsudon98
Nov 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Mk88
Mk88
15 November

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?
QLD

Hey. I've just signed a contract with JKW! Here's the facts. They build such quality high end homes with the high end products etc on every build. Therefore no other…

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Mk88
Nov 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Tajana
Tajana
14 November

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Haha, thats pretty, i like the hint of blue. What room is that for? I am looking for a dining room table rug (even though i dont have a table yet hahah). I like the plat…

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Tajana
Nov 14, 2018 10:40 am
Tajana
mafu1983
mafu1983
12 November

New home build with Oracle

New home build with Oracle
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Allyh, unfortunately it’s been long but I think the clause is the same, Oracle took just over 7 months to build our house. It was so long and frustrating . I…

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mafu1983
Nov 12, 2018 8:53 pm
kailie86
kailie86
9 November

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
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Thanks :) slowly coming along. Bricks will start on Wednesday. Hope everything is progressing well for you 😊

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kailie86
Nov 09, 2018 11:48 pm
kailie86
GrantFC
GrantFC
9 November

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Handover completed!

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Handover completed!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Paul, yeah it seemed like you were hectic and had your plate well full. I collected the ilights and controllers for garage and retic today ready for install next…

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GrantFC
Nov 09, 2018 10:53 pm

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Christyb
Nov 09, 2018 8:37 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
8 November

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
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Thanks, we are very happy with how the house turned out. We ended up with E soil and N3 wind rating, so our site costs were quite expensive. The breakdown is as follows…

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bestspecials
Nov 08, 2018 9:47 am
bestspecials
vasrsam
vasrsam
6 November

Hamilton24 Plantation Homes

Hamilton24 Plantation Homes
QLD

Thanks.. I have attached the pics of plans

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vasrsam
Nov 06, 2018 7:12 am
kajidzz
kajidzz
4 November

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.

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

Sry for the late reply. I didnt get any insurance for the site - I took the risk and glad nothing happened. I had to rent a skip bin to put some rubbish in as city…

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kajidzz
Nov 04, 2018 10:16 pm

anyone building in armstrong creek?

anyone building in armstrong creek?
QLD
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Has anyone sold their land in Warralily? Apparently you need to get permission from the estate and pay a fee? Seems a bit ridiculous to me!

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Melissa.prinsloo
Nov 01, 2018 6:54 pm
_sallz
_sallz
1 November

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE

Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE
QLD
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From personal experience. Wouldnt recommend anyone going down that road. Its a joke going through them. Have had great experience with builds previously and even…

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_sallz
Nov 01, 2018 6:03 pm
_sallz
sparekh
sparekh
1 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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I created a special webpage with all the summary of this thread so far. It helps to see everything consolidated on one page and get easy access ( easy to remember site…

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sparekh
Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
sparekh
RhondaMc
RhondaMc
1 November

Building with Hotondo Homes Toowoomba - Final Quote concerns

Building with Hotondo Homes Toowoomba - Final Quote concerns
QLD

It kinda does. I'm starting to be more comfortable with the price. 480k includes fencing (9k) and turf (2k), 4 bedrooms, media, study, we made the kitchen quite large…

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RhondaMc
Nov 01, 2018 11:40 am
jakz
jakz
1 November

Plantation_Retreat 26

Plantation_Retreat 26
QLD

Hi all, first time blogger here and have been reading quite a few journeys from people building. This is our second time building with Plantation, our last home was the…

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jakz
Nov 01, 2018 11:21 am
jakz

Progress has been steady even through the wet weather which is great. Site supervisor is extremely organised and barely has had a day on site without heaps of action. …

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Dan brissy
Oct 31, 2018 12:47 am

Some pictures during different stages of build

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nafeesra
Oct 29, 2018 1:39 pm
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melfordgurl
Oct 28, 2018 3:55 pm

Just makes it a little easier if other can see the plans here and that everything is aligned correctly to North.

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arcadelt
Oct 28, 2018 3:29 pm
DanC
DanC
27 October

Building with Hallmark Homes

Building with Hallmark Homes
QLD

Just do your due diligence with the builder and you will find it very exciting. I’m currently in my third build and second with Hallmark.

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DanC
Oct 27, 2018 7:50 pm
cory
cory
24 October

Modified Coral Cloncurry. Driveway and decking pics.

Modified Coral Cloncurry. Driveway and decking pics.
QLD
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Hi Tamara, Did u go through MSP? How close is your first estimate base price to the actual price after draft? Cheers

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cory
Oct 24, 2018 5:58 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
23 October

Review standard inclusions provided by builder

Review standard inclusions provided by builder
QLD

Read your contract thoroughly and make sure all the inclusions are there my builder didnt include my bar fridge tank and many more things I payed for I had to specs on my…

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kathysangel
Oct 23, 2018 2:42 pm

Hi everyone! Here is a little house update. I can hardly believe that we moved in 19 months ago!! Exterior: we decided to tint all our windows for extra…

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goldcoasthome
Oct 21, 2018 10:04 pm
goldcoasthome

It's good you are all set so when lands registers you can start off quickly. Nice plan of having kitchen dining living at the rear facing outer area. Good luck with your build.

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MrsAJ
Oct 20, 2018 12:22 pm
cory
cory
19 October

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD
QLD
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What is your inclusion like for the $440k 370m2 Longreach? We are looking at building a Longreach at ard 370m2 too but the quote given by the SC is ard $275k base price…

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cory
Oct 19, 2018 1:20 pm

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