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First home build SA Hickinbotham- pci 26/2 & possibly keys t

First home build SA Hickinbotham- pci 26/2 & possibly keys t
SA
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Really worst management, build, experience there is not one positive atm. Every time it looks like they start to redeem themselves they mess up! Even the police was…

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lovisa
Feb 24, 2018 10:57 pm

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod
SA
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Not happy with ss since he said to hubby thursday that it will be in friday :( they cleaned inside in preparation for oci so no wonder why they could not put in our doir,…

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lovisa
Feb 24, 2018 10:50 pm

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon

Bordeaux 45 Build Metricon
SA

Hi i am looking to build something similar to the bordeaux in adelaide, maybe the hamshire 45 or somerest 45.

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homeone1
Feb 24, 2018 6:44 pm
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Nawsome
Feb 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Nawsome
Drew01
Drew01
Yesterday

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 50, 51, 52

One thing I reckon is a great idea, is to have a sensor light in your powder room or guest toilet, linked to the exhaust fan. Set it to a 3 minute timer, and when the…

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Drew01
Feb 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Drew01

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

We used Old Red Brick Co price was about 11k. They removed all trees on the property which included 3 trees that were over 15 metres tall. If it’s near a boundary fence…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Feb 23, 2018 6:53 pm
lovisa
lovisa
23 February

KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Dont forget your fluro vest and hard hat! Awesome to see things happening!! Yay!

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lovisa
Feb 23, 2018 12:21 pm
ramanan
ramanan
23 February

Simonds Prague Modified SA

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

Congratulations.. I’m building my prague home and I’m in the same situation. Final payment so excited to get my house keys..

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ramanan
Feb 23, 2018 5:46 am

Ok so been in about two months. All seems to be going along slowly to plan. Still quite happy with the finish. Being in a bit have noticed a few blemishes in the painting…

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hillbuilder
Feb 15, 2018 1:02 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
14 February

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete

Simonds Harcrest - SA Build - PCI Complete
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Handover was today - very exciting. Not any photos in all the rushing due to an annoying mix up. Three little things to be fixed up but all in writing before handover…

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JM1911A1
Feb 14, 2018 10:35 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
14 February

Building with Simonds in Adelaide

Building with Simonds in Adelaide
SA
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Handover was today - very exciting. Not any photos in all the rushing due to an annoying mix up. Three little things to be fixed up but all in writing before handover…

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JM1911A1
Feb 14, 2018 10:33 pm
JM1911A1
katmeow01
katmeow01
14 February

Reviews of Rossdale & Dechelles Homes in Adelaide

Reviews of Rossdale & Dechelles Homes in Adelaide
SA

We tossed up between the two also. We finally decided with Rossdale mostly for their fixed price contract but also partly because our block needed a split level and…

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katmeow01
Feb 14, 2018 9:07 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
14 February

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA

New Build - Weeks Building Group - Balhannah SA
SA
1, 2

so jelly of your view out the back. looks like the build is going well

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Nawsome
Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Nawsome
lovisa
lovisa
13 February

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 29, 30, 31

we go daily sometimes more times a day, we ended up going so much due to builders not keeping on track and work not being completed when they say it will / start when…

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lovisa
Feb 13, 2018 11:23 am
thebuilderbob
thebuilderbob
12 February

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hi Guys, I just wanted to chirp in here to let you know about our another blog that may be of interest, whilst not strictly home building they do…

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thebuilderbob
Feb 12, 2018 3:56 pm
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lovisa
Feb 10, 2018 8:40 pm
speedyjonzalas
speedyjonzalas
4 February

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA

Project Sicily / Building in Springlake Mt Barker SA
SA
1, 2

Hi there. We have just submitted plans to the council last week. How long did it take for them to approve yours?

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speedyjonzalas
Feb 04, 2018 9:55 pm
jm_928
jm_928
4 February

Metro Property Development SA

Metro Property Development SA
SA

We are considering building with Metro at Minters Field and would be interested in any recent experiences, particularly with the build timeframes and the level of quality.

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jm_928
Feb 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
2 February

House Demolition Adelaide

House Demolition Adelaide
SA

we are hoping to start the demo early next week with Magil Demolition. We were also told that we had to move out before asking for services to be cut (which can then take…

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Nawsome
Feb 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Nawsome
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
28 January

Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build

Fairmont Homes Adelaide Custom Build
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Love what you’ve done with the place, it really looks great

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Marshall5858
Jan 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Hugebloke
Hugebloke
28 January

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA

Howdy! im a bit late to the party but i literally just signed my first lot of paperwork with Trevor today. Will watch this thread with interest and hopefully learn a bunch…

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Hugebloke
Jan 28, 2018 12:05 am
Hugebloke
eliszia
eliszia
24 January

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake

Metricon Glendale 34 Springlake
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Than you Dulie. Metricon Glendale 34 Modified

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eliszia
Jan 24, 2018 3:53 pm

Fairmont Homes - Custom build

Fairmont Homes - Custom build
SA

I’m building with Fairmont aswell I’m at the framing stage and just updated my post with a photo of the gutters and fascias installed from yesterday. Our contract…

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DanTheUpholsterer
Jan 17, 2018 9:18 am
lovisa
lovisa
16 January

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

End , but if not valuated yet for loan you might need to pay in $$ for the short fall if what you add doesn’t put up the value / if it goes iver standard valuation vslue for area

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lovisa
Jan 16, 2018 1:15 pm
j0j0chris
j0j0chris
7 January

Property law help please!

Property law help please!
SA

The deal is actually not quite done as the people that bought the land told us it settles in a couple of weeks. I have spoken briefly with a lawyer, and am waiting on a…

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j0j0chris
Jan 07, 2018 5:22 pm
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dulie
Dec 12, 2017 2:41 pm
dulie
smithfamily
smithfamily
24 November 2017

Building first house - need advice on builder

Building first house - need advice on builder
SA

Hi Trent, When deciding who we would build with, we researched many forums, reviews etc and found that if we based our decision on the information we read, we wouldn't…

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smithfamily
Nov 24, 2017 3:18 pm
Sgreenham
Sgreenham
22 November 2017

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide

Building Weeks & Macklin Ashdale in Western Adelaide
SA

Just completed my second build with Weeks and Macklin.. The first (2013) went well, agent was excellent, supervisor fantastic, 20 week build time, quality installs however…

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Sgreenham
Nov 22, 2017 11:28 am
Amymay
Amymay
13 November 2017

SA Distinctive homes?

SA Distinctive homes?
SA

Over charged us 20,000$ in our footings.... Then tried to tell us if another builder didnt charge us $48,000 in footings they will sting us throughout the build. We are…

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Amymay
Nov 13, 2017 6:50 pm
Joker
Joker
13 November 2017

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances

Who is the Best SA builder for inclusions / appliances
SA

Be careful that inclusions make you forget about the number one most important thing by a mile, the quality of the build, it's this area that when wrong, can ruin your…

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Joker
Nov 13, 2017 8:47 am
speedyjonzalas
speedyjonzalas
10 November 2017

Green Homes Australia

Green Homes Australia
SA

Hi everyone We are loooking at building a home in SA and are heading towards going with either Gardner, or Coral. However we have been looking at Green Homes Australia…

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speedyjonzalas
Nov 10, 2017 7:24 pm
Amymay
Amymay
3 November 2017

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA

Fairmont Homes Custom Build Myponga, SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hellooo much update on the house?? I have my finger crossed for before xmas just wanted to see if youve had any update on handover date ? 😀😀

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Amymay
Nov 03, 2017 1:07 pm
nicoledee
nicoledee
2 November 2017

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA

Statesman Felixstow Alfresco build in Two Wells, SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Oh my God guys I have been soooo busy I've totally forgotten to update!! We handed over on 21st of October and it's amazing. Very little defects to be fixed up. Super…

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nicoledee
Nov 02, 2017 11:07 am
alysanne
alysanne
1 November 2017

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].

Modified Carrington with Statesman Homes S.A [first home].
SA
1, 2, 3

ckfd Good, thanks for asking! I got my keys last Friday (about 1.5 weeks after pre handover). Still have some work to complete from other contractors before I move in…

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alysanne
Nov 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Ckfd
Ckfd
24 October 2017

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

alysanne sorry for taking so long to get back to you. We got our keys at the same time as pre handover. Our bank paid the final payment 2 weeks early accidentally so they…

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Ckfd
Oct 24, 2017 8:23 am
Ckfd
brokenstick
brokenstick
19 October 2017

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M

Ceiling Height cost on 2.4M to 2.7M
SA

This may be because you are going 2 increments, from 2.2 to 2.5 to 2.74 (they seem to charge for each increment). Our ground we are looking at comes with 2.55 which we…

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brokenstick
Oct 19, 2017 8:50 am
rk72
rk72
17 October 2017

Building first home!

Building first home!
SA

Purchased land this year, hoping to build by the end of 2018. Already picked builder as family are bricklayers, etc. Am just interested in what everyone else's experiences…

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rk72
Oct 17, 2017 8:04 pm
lovisa
lovisa
17 October 2017

Hickinbotham build adelaide

Hickinbotham build adelaide
SA
1, 2

Our soil removal is $750 under quoted amount (for scrape snd trenches ) was told can go up if more soil needs to be removed like for i think site cleanup and paving.

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lovisa
Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm

Our main floor tiles

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craigo
Oct 11, 2017 10:11 am
craigo
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 October 2017

No siteworks 6 weeks after OK to start

No siteworks 6 weeks after OK to start
SA

Entilzha Check your Geotech report and engineering Drawings/Notes as to what is required They should be with your contract documents or you can ask you council building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 10, 2017 9:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MJT
MJT
8 October 2017

Fairmont Homes Consultant Adelaide

Fairmont Homes Consultant Adelaide
SA

We dealt with Jeff and he was wonderful

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MJT
Oct 08, 2017 9:16 pm
Sarah159
Sarah159
6 October 2017

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Yeh i think they say 12 weeks just to cover themselves, havent heard of it ever taking that long

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Sarah159
Oct 06, 2017 5:32 pm
DRT
DRT
6 October 2017

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)
SA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi tungfai How is everything going on with you build. I am also building Glendale 41 with como facade in Sydney. Would love to see some completed pictures. Also what…

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DRT
Oct 06, 2017 9:38 am
Sarah159
Sarah159
5 October 2017

Tomcats build in mount barker

Tomcats build in mount barker
SA

Floor plan looks great! We had a look at Newenham and its lovely, im sure you wont regret that decision. I need to get some retaining quotes also, it is so ridiculously…

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Sarah159
Oct 05, 2017 7:27 pm
hillbuilder
hillbuilder
3 October 2017

New Building Seaford Meadows SA

New Building Seaford Meadows SA
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

It is frustrating. The world would be a better place if a lot more people did their jobs properly!! There is no excuse for lack of communication or response, but it seems…

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hillbuilder
Oct 03, 2017 1:13 pm


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