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Cutting down or waiting to start build?

Cutting down or waiting to start build?
SA

We have decided to cut out the extras and build! Yay my (and your arguments win) haha

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melobious
Jul 22, 2019 8:58 pm

While we're still free to change things, can anyone see any issues with the layout that we may not have considered?

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cobalt
Jul 21, 2019 11:39 pm

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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No fixed windows in the bedroom. Water point + gas point + electric point in alfresco for have small outdoor kitchen cooking

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brightstarshine
Jul 20, 2019 8:34 pm
brightstarshine
Rico--
Rico--
18 July

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

I feel your pain. I am glad it's not just us! Their finished product looks great, but wow their administration pre-build is very unprofessional. I am not sure if this is…

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Rico--
Jul 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Hwood
Hwood
17 July

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build
SA

Hi T.H, Good to hear it's progressing but disappointing for you that you are having so many issues. I'll send you a PM if that's ok. Thanks Hwood

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Hwood
Jul 17, 2019 10:33 am
kenny0987
kenny0987
15 July

Insulation is it worth upgrading???

Insulation is it worth upgrading???
SA

Can I just jump in here a little bit, you mention ceiling insulation is where most gains are to be had, does this still apply for 2-story homes? I'm building a 2-story…

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kenny0987
Jul 15, 2019 10:14 am
Callifo
Callifo
13 July

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA
1, 2

How did you find Format for pricing of the items in the contract that were made allocations at contract signing stage? I put in quite large allocations (sometimes double…

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Callifo
Jul 13, 2019 4:59 pm
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
11 July

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Why thankyou! It's nice to see everything slowly coming together!

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NicolleAW
Jul 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Jakez84
Jakez84
7 July

New build - drawings review

New build - drawings review
SA

Thanks everyone for your replies!

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Jakez84
Jul 07, 2019 10:38 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

I checked my site not long ago and i realized that these guys were slowing their work to make me pay more so i started going to the site atleast 3 times a week…

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brightstarshine
Jul 05, 2019 4:45 pm
brightstarshine

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks a lot for your response...we have a lot of area to tile outdoors so just considering options https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Jul 02, 2019 8:22 am
PBN84
PBN84
1 July

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

We went with Vodafone NBN, as we were already dealing with them via oir postpaid plans. Apparently they are offeiring their highest tier plan on special for 6 months. We…

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PBN84
Jul 01, 2019 10:17 pm
PBN84
Vani
Vani
30 June

SA Housing Centre - Advice!

SA Housing Centre - Advice!
SA

Did you end up building with SAHousing

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Vani
Jun 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Renman
Renman
26 June

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Mine was just left tied up into a bundle.

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Renman
Jun 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Renman
Iguanatan
Iguanatan
26 June

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?
SA

Like Monkey55 we are at lock up with Format and have been very pleased with the build so far. There have been a couple of issues, but genuinely no huge deal. Look, I…

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Iguanatan
Jun 26, 2019 5:16 pm
omuellr041
omuellr041
20 June

Building with Madison Homes??

Building with Madison Homes??
SA

Madison homes has a bad reputation. The director is Rino Varsalona. I have seen numerous of his clients and have not had any good reports from any of them. I have seen…

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omuellr041
Jun 20, 2019 4:28 pm
alexp79
alexp79
20 June

Hickinbothan in freeling

Hickinbothan in freeling
SA

Stiffened rafts are much better than waffle pods, but if 1m+ deep footings are still buried in reactive soil/clay, it will be a bit of a concern. In NSW they use piering a…

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alexp79
Jun 20, 2019 2:07 am
catelise
catelise
16 June

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)
SA
1, 2

Was there anything you wished you’d changed but hadn’t? How are you going furnishing the place? Feel like I’m going to need a lot of new furniture lol

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catelise
Jun 16, 2019 8:17 pm
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
PISSEDOFF
PISSEDOFF
1 June

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

Definitely not normal for warped timber, not when you are spending so much money. I'm sure they wouldn't have that if they were building. Exactly right. It was our…

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PISSEDOFF
Jun 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Jolly
Jolly
1 June

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Cannot believe how fast everything is coming together :-o We have been locked out for over 3 weeks now Quick Friday visits have proved well for us, tradies on site have…

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Jolly
Jun 01, 2019 8:19 am
Jolly

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ASJ1981
May 29, 2019 10:43 pm
ASJ1981
JenBarber
JenBarber
29 May

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Love the cladding and grey tones are gorgeous.

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JenBarber
May 29, 2019 9:19 am
JenBarber
Hugebloke
Hugebloke
25 May

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA
1, 2, 3

If they can stay on track we will have about 2-3 weeks to move as our lease is paid to september anyway. ill be taking my time to move this time round for sure. so much…

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Hugebloke
May 25, 2019 9:02 pm
Hugebloke
Hillz
Hillz
23 May

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Hi there guys, We are looking at moving from Perth to the Hills (I'm from Mt Barker originally) and were wondering how you guys who have been living at Mawson green for a…

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Hillz
May 23, 2019 12:15 pm
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
21 May

Two Wells - Eden Estate

Two Wells - Eden Estate
SA

Hey hey, Soooo about the rain water tank... I'd say if you ever wanted to sell the house the tank would need to plumbed to the house. I don't think the council will come…

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NicolleAW
May 21, 2019 1:59 pm

Am I being too fussy??

Am I being too fussy??
SA

Thanks for your input and I’m glad to know it’s common so I think I’ll just leave it and keep a eye on it if they liquid nail and screw it in nice and tight I’ll…

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Tysonandkaylie
May 17, 2019 11:28 am

Alfresco Decking min step down requirments

Alfresco Decking min step down requirments
SA

Awesome I wasn’t sure how small you can get joists so that’s sweet thanks

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Tysonandkaylie
May 08, 2019 7:37 am

Need Advice: Is this cavity sliding door installed correctly

Need Advice: Is this cavity sliding door installed correctly
SA

ours look exactly the same and i brought it up this morning to our SS and he said its normal

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Tysonandkaylie
Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am
nibennett
nibennett
12 April

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

The place looks great. Thought I recognised the house in the back in the first photos. (Then was able to zoom in and see lot 140 on the sign) We’re the other side of…

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nibennett
Apr 12, 2019 10:25 pm
elkyst
elkyst
11 April

Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide

Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide
SA

Hi johngraham, We are in the very early stages of looking at building with Kookaburra Homes, there aren't many reviews that I can find but it does seem like a lot of…

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elkyst
Apr 11, 2019 1:30 pm
kks
kks
1 April

Termimesh installed correctly?

Termimesh installed correctly?
SA

Mesh anti-termite material is stuck to vertical edge of your concrete slab, extended out under your brick-work - often at second course. Vital that external edge of your…

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kks
Apr 01, 2019 10:59 am
kks
kks
29 March

Expert on Slab Advice please

Expert on Slab Advice please
SA

And over in Queensland (?), whose MasterBuilt Home slab was this, this week? The Concrete Nija at his best..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG38fj1REn0

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kks
Mar 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
22 March

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
SA

In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing…

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Norfolk
Mar 22, 2019 7:33 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 March

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Builders position downpipes at the end of walls for aesthetics, not good design. A hipped roof has small roof areas at the end of walls. When downpipes are positioned…

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SaveH2O
Mar 21, 2019 10:18 am
SaveH2O
JayJay74
JayJay74
15 March

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

If you are building a custom 2 storey with Distinctive Homes, I would be very careful with your contracts. So many things going wrong. We are 18 months in and still at…

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JayJay74
Mar 15, 2019 9:57 am
Code128
Code128
4 March

Weep Holes

Weep Holes
SA

Hi all, Wonder if anyone can offer their opinion or advice on weep holes above windows. Our builder has filled in the weep holes above our front awning windows, looks…

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Code128
Mar 04, 2019 10:07 am
Code128
sarahmarie
sarahmarie
26 February

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

The Allendale is really nice! We chose the Springwood facade because we are going for a more coastal vibe - we love the old queenslander houses so the facade gave us a…

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sarahmarie
Feb 26, 2019 11:49 am
LH G
LH G
23 February

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes

First Build - Bluestone Mt Barker with D&C Homes
SA

How did it go!? I'm looking at D&C homes but to build in springlake mount barker

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LH G
Feb 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
20 February

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

Yes, i heard about that. Not sure if it's good that they've chosen their footings contractor so carefully or bad.

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Ezuku
Feb 20, 2019 1:17 pm
dl212
dl212
10 February

Rapidwall

Rapidwall
SA

Hi Mally - I know it's a long time since your post but just wondered if anything came about from your interest in Rapidwall? Hope to hear back. Cheers

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dl212
Feb 10, 2019 10:32 pm

Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.

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Guy T
Jan 23, 2019 12:49 am
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Bebbsy
Jan 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Irish Curley
Irish Curley
17 January

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up
SA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Kudos for choosing a local florist. We should be supporting our own local flower growers and florist and help their business. Btw, the orchids are really awesome.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Irish Curley

Rear veranda finally done and thats pretty much done Still have a few things left inside - finally started fixing my skirtings today and will be doing my touchup painting…

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Entilzha
Jan 15, 2019 8:12 pm
alexp79
alexp79
14 January

Best block orientation for forever home

Best block orientation for forever home
SA

Ideally you would want your living spaces facing North and your bedrooms facing South.

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alexp79
Jan 14, 2019 9:16 pm
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Trent Smith
Jan 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Trent Smith
Trent Smith
10 January

Valuation in Angle Vale, SA

Valuation in Angle Vale, SA
SA

Where abouts in Angle Vale are you building? I am building in Angle Vale with Dechellis, building a house same living size for around 385k, it is 346square with garage…

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Trent Smith
Jan 10, 2019 7:39 pm

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