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IamSAM
IamSAM
8 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

You can pulldown a downlight and change setting (no need to go up into the roof)

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IamSAM
Jan 08, 2021 8:44 am
IamSAM
Fore20
Fore20
4 January

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

we are building the below Haven 30 with Fowler Homes https://haven30.blogspot.com/

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Fore20
Jan 04, 2021 8:22 pm
Fore20

Pics from completed build Aluminium (powder coat Monument) and Blackbutt pergola, with Blackbutt decking and integrated seat - with cubby to the side austral…

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ahoythere
Jan 04, 2021 8:56 am
ahoythere
r_13
r_13
2 January

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)

4m Side Sloping Block (Questions!)
SA

The soil classification regarding foundation movement is explained here: https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/gu ... n-movement Soil classifications…

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r_13
Jan 02, 2021 6:06 pm
r_13
jezzarose
jezzarose
26 December 2020

External Colour help

External Colour help
SA

Building a new house we really love, we have chosen our bricks as below, but are having trouble trying to work out the rest of the colours. Would love some suggestions for…

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jezzarose
Dec 26, 2020 5:22 pm
melobious
melobious
7 December 2020

Laundry shoot question

Laundry shoot question
SA

Yes that’s what I thought too! They are saying that’s how it’s suppose to be installed . Just wanted to have another opinion before fighting this

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melobious
Dec 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Manny Calavera
Manny Calavera
7 December 2020

Statesman Homes Build At Wasleys, 4000m2 Block, First Home.

Statesman Homes Build At Wasleys, 4000m2 Block, First Home.
SA

Removed the address, thanks for the heads up. Yeah myself and my partner discussed the style of home, i originally wanted a wider country style home like you suggested…

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Manny Calavera
Dec 07, 2020 7:43 pm
vladmari
vladmari
4 November 2020

Fairmont Grand Design - Northern Adelaide

Fairmont Grand Design - Northern Adelaide
SA

Third single garage cost around $5,000 but we still waiting for a quote from the sales person. Manny Calavera, I wish we can buy such a big…

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vladmari
Nov 04, 2020 11:54 am
vladmari
Hussain sahara
Hussain sahara
31 October 2020

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Firstbuild20 There is no restrictions on number of workers at the moment. Who is your builder? I think builders are getting too busy now with new customers and work…

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Hussain sahara
Oct 31, 2020 7:12 pm
Hussain sahara
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
27 October 2020

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA

Our first build! Mirage Homes SA
SA

Hi there, Just checking to see if you're still on here and how you went with your build with Mirage in the end?

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stonesthrow
Oct 27, 2020 8:28 pm
Winnieshome
Winnieshome
13 October 2020

Two Wells Dechellis Build

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

Hey NicolleAW - wondering how you're finding the splashback now that you've been in a while? We love it but worried about trying to keep it clean day to day! Thanks

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Winnieshome
Oct 13, 2020 11:34 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
28 September 2020

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics
SA
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Thanks so much, I just loved these designs. I am not very good at that so perhaps I will read your recommendations instead of hiring an expensive designer...

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bluesteel
Sep 28, 2020 5:22 pm
bluesteel
Peter Hogan
Peter Hogan
24 September 2020

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We built at Basket Range with them. We're not anal about timelines and are pretty flexible. and so were they. It is an excellent build, outside of their typical range of…

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Peter Hogan
Sep 24, 2020 10:30 am
Stay away
Stay away
9 September 2020

Building with Madison Homes??

Building with Madison Homes??
SA

We are contractors that did work for Madison homes, we had to take them to court to get paid for work that was completed a year before. We still have yet to see any money…

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Stay away
Sep 09, 2020 4:09 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
9 September 2020

Carlisle Crompton 29

Carlisle Crompton 29
SA

Before you build with any builder, seek a…

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Small Minds
Sep 09, 2020 1:47 pm
mnunez665
mnunez665
21 August 2020

Anyone know about Lodge Construction?

Anyone know about Lodge Construction?
SA

Hi everyone, Im from Adelaide, anyone build their house with Lodge construction? it is highly recommended by our brooker.

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mnunez665
Aug 21, 2020 4:18 am
Mela15
Mela15
13 August 2020

What’s included in site works of the footing cost?

What’s included in site works of the footing cost?
SA

Hi Rainey I'm actually looking at a block in Hope Valley and going to sign a contract and then saw your post. Do you mind me asking how big your place is sq m (house…

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Mela15
Aug 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Jitender
Jitender
2 August 2020

mold seen on slab few days after handover

mold seen on slab few days after handover
SA

Hi am worried about the damage if it would have caused to the slab...is there a way to know the extent of damage and if there is way to repair it .. or since it is a new…

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Jitender
Aug 02, 2020 7:15 pm
imoonyl
imoonyl
2 August 2020

Cost to build tri-story on a sloped block?

Cost to build tri-story on a sloped block?
SA

I think ive caused a bit of confusion with how I've laid out the build budget- that's my bad. We have 420k left to spend for the build, we have a total budget of 610k…

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imoonyl
Aug 02, 2020 12:06 pm
puffyFrog
puffyFrog
28 July 2020

[HELP] need to do soil compact certificate in SA

[HELP] need to do soil compact certificate in SA
SA

Hi guys, Our footing report came back with an exceeding of $6,000 because our builder said they found fill on the site and request a compaction certificate, without that…

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puffyFrog
Jul 28, 2020 4:12 pm
puffyFrog
kashif.bhattis
kashif.bhattis
23 July 2020

Building in Ingle Farm SA with Statesman Homes

Building in Ingle Farm SA with Statesman Homes
SA

Thanks Bebbsy for your comments :-D Made a few changes will update once master plans are received.

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kashif.bhattis
Jul 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Jennie29
Jennie29
8 July 2020

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi guys, new to the forum and am looking at building in Eden. We are awaiting the next land release and are looking at building with SA Housing...... just wondering if…

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Jennie29
Jul 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Adl1
Adl1
8 July 2020

Inex Renderboard

Inex Renderboard
SA

Never mind, after a few phone calls was advised this company went into liquidation

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Adl1
Jul 08, 2020 3:14 pm
Adl1
Adl1
7 July 2020

Rapidwall

Rapidwall
SA

I would like to hear if anyone ended up using this system

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Adl1
Jul 08, 2020 12:11 am
alexp79
alexp79
7 July 2020

Building with MgO Sulphate Board + Render

Building with MgO Sulphate Board + Render
SA

Yes, normally Rescom is supposed to be used indoors where chloride is not an issue. Firecrunch are extremely expensive. Considering you are planning to use it for…

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alexp79
Jul 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Kazzi121960
Kazzi121960
5 July 2020

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

My son bought a distinctive house that was three years old. After a couple of months the walls and ceilings through the middle of the house started cracking and opening up…

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Kazzi121960
Jul 05, 2020 11:27 am
newbuild20
newbuild20
15 June 2020

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build
SA
1, 2

Actron ESP Platinum 3 phase QUE Model CRQ5-21AT/ERQ5-21AS. From our…

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newbuild20
Jun 15, 2020 7:17 pm
jim and adel
jim and adel
14 June 2020

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

That doesn't look at all suspect, Brian!

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jim and adel
Jun 14, 2020 6:55 pm
fantastic
fantastic
11 June 2020

house contract cancellation fees

house contract cancellation fees
SA

I signed contract with Metricon, and paid 5% deposit (around $10k) to them, and the sales consultant does not welcome me/ignore me after signed the contract with them,…

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fantastic
Jun 11, 2020 7:48 pm

PCI update! We have our first meeting next week:x! .

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aandsc
Jun 04, 2020 1:20 pm
aandsc
Mehul Shah
Mehul Shah
21 May 2020

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

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

We have our Walk through with Fairmont Site Supervisor next week. We are on Idle Crescent. Any tips on what to look for during walkthrough will be helpful. If anyone…

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Mehul Shah
May 21, 2020 11:50 pm
shar189
shar189
15 May 2020

Have anyone building/built with Precision Homes (Adelaide)?

Have anyone building/built with Precision Homes (Adelaide)?
SA

Hi, We are in the same stage now. can I know what you finally decided ?

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shar189
May 15, 2020 1:19 pm
barnes
barnes
3 May 2020

Engineers report

Engineers report
SA

The funny thing is that it all finished pretty good. After the build was completed I have even received 5,5 k credit from the builder for the footings. You never know the…

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barnes
May 03, 2020 11:00 am
Amand05
Amand05
1 May 2020

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA
1, 2

Hello, my experience was pretty bad with metro. Sales people are lovely but after sales is terrible. They will try and get out of fixing where possible, so take your…

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Amand05
May 01, 2020 12:38 pm
hamishd
hamishd
18 April 2020

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Thanks both for the info, will see how we go!

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hamishd
Apr 18, 2020 5:32 pm
MClark
MClark
13 April 2020

Need Advice: Is this cavity sliding door installed correctly

Need Advice: Is this cavity sliding door installed correctly
SA

Just need some Kerry packers and she is good to go.

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MClark
Apr 13, 2020 8:21 pm
MClark
Jakez84
Jakez84
10 April 2020

Two different types of concrete for driveway and permiter pa

Two different types of concrete for driveway and permiter pa
SA

Hi, Just wondering does anyone have experience with using exposed aggregate for driveway and the front perimeter path and then connecting around to the side path where it…

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Jakez84
Apr 10, 2020 9:14 pm
mercern
mercern
15 March 2020

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE
SA

Hi, We ended up building with Regent Homes. We had actually gone a fair way down the path (selections) with Simmonds, until a mutual friend who used to work in the…

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mercern
Mar 15, 2020 6:56 am
Brickface
Brickface
11 January 2020

changing windows after development approval

changing windows after development approval
SA

It will also impact BASIX. So you’ll need to resubmit that too.

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Brickface
Jan 11, 2020 7:07 am
Brickface
MClark
MClark
31 December 2019

Clearing a site for construction. What is necessary?

Clearing a site for construction. What is necessary?
SA

Usually you just get a machine in for the day and they could do a site scrape (50mm vegetation layer) to remove the grass and shrubs etc. Sounds to me you should be fine…

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MClark
Dec 31, 2019 11:44 pm
MClark

Hi mate, may I know how this was damaged? A similar thing happened to the house we are building. This was caused by machinery they used to excavate during the external…

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John0322
Dec 04, 2019 7:20 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
18 November 2019

Wisdom Homes

Wisdom Homes
SA

Wisdom’s Home Building Agreement contained non-disparagement clauses that allowed it to control or prevent any public statements such as online reviews, made by…

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Norfolk
Nov 18, 2019 8:10 am
melobious
melobious
10 October 2019

What’s your approximate build cost?

What’s your approximate build cost?
SA

High 600s seems to be the mark so we aren’t too far everyone! Then to add all the other stuff we had to add after handover!

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melobious
Oct 10, 2019 8:16 am
betterman
betterman
30 September 2019

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

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

great networking setup. where did you guys get that enclosure from?

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betterman
Sep 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Jakez84
Jakez84
24 September 2019

Slab levels: garage FL same like dwelling

Slab levels: garage FL same like dwelling
SA

I hope everything is going to be alright as I'm going through a big builder and they have engaged an enginner but if anyone has any comments on the plans or something I…

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Jakez84
Sep 24, 2019 2:06 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
26 August 2019

Help with Floor Plan

Help with Floor Plan
SA

What is the orientation of the block OP? The orientation of your home will play a huge part in the comfort of you home, & in the cost incurred for heating/cooling your…

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ddarroch
Aug 26, 2019 10:06 am

Adelaide private builders

Adelaide private builders
SA

Sorry Mark (not brokeandexcited) What suburb are you building in? Kind regards, Georgina

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masterconstructions
Jul 30, 2019 3:03 pm
cobalt
cobalt
28 July 2019

Custom build with Format Homes

Custom build with Format Homes
SA

Thanks for your thoughts, Callifo. We haven't got our footings yet. +33% is a lot, it must've really been tough to get that to work in your budget. I hate having that…

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cobalt
Jul 28, 2019 11:19 pm

Facade coming together 😍 Love the timber stain

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Tysonandkaylie
Jul 26, 2019 10:44 am
melobious
melobious
22 July 2019

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 9:58 pm

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