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firsthome2020
firsthome2020
23 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 56, 57, 58

Any chance you could share the spreadsheet please?

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firsthome2020
Jan 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Monkey55
Monkey55
16 January

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Yeah, it was very frustrating as I could finish unpacking properly, and the devastation of seeing someone cut our walls open! I suppose this is what happens when the SS…

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Monkey55
Jan 16, 2020 4:34 pm
saminamin
saminamin
14 January

Home Building Blogs

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

Bridgetown 43 by McDonald Jones:

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saminamin
Jan 14, 2020 10:44 am
saminamin
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
14 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thanks for sharing the details about 's company

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 14, 2020 6:43 am
Brickface
Brickface
11 January

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
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
3 January

First Home - Northern Adelaide

First Home - Northern Adelaide
SA

Exciting times ahead for you, best of luck with your build. 😀

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Bebbsy
Jan 03, 2020 7:11 pm
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
hayleyRetreat305
hayleyRetreat305
10 December 2019

Show us your facade...

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

We are just about to start our build so dont have a photo as such but this is our online rendering of our Retreat 305! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=97258&p=1860467#p1860467 -…

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hayleyRetreat305
Dec 10, 2019 9:21 pm

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
Shan_brad
Shan_brad
22 November 2019

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE

REGENT HOMES - ADELAIDE
SA

Hi Did anyone ended up building with regent homes considering them for our new build

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Shan_brad
Nov 22, 2019 7:27 pm
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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
3 November 2019

Building with Madison Homes??

Building with Madison Homes??
SA

Yes, I well remember the excellent thread you started that warned others about your builder's self admitted endemic non compliant box gutter drainage. A new homeowner…

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SaveH2O
Nov 03, 2019 9:42 am
SaveH2O
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
Jimmy 14321
Jimmy 14321
23 September 2019

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build

Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build
SA

Hi can u please message me too. We are almost at contact stage

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Jimmy 14321
Sep 23, 2019 11:59 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
fred 1
fred 1
22 August 2019

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

Yes I agree once the contract is signed you won't hear or see David again. But we had one issue which the site supervisor wouldn't budge on and David did check it out and…

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fred 1
Aug 22, 2019 12:11 pm

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
kenny0987
kenny0987
15 July 2019

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 11:14 am
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
11 July 2019

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 1:45 pm
Jakez84
Jakez84
7 July 2019

New build - drawings review

New build - drawings review
SA

Thanks everyone for your replies!

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Jakez84
Jul 07, 2019 11:38 pm
excited_builders
excited_builders
2 July 2019

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 9:22 am
PBN84
PBN84
1 July 2019

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 11:17 pm
PBN84
Vani
Vani
30 June 2019

SA Housing Centre - Advice!

SA Housing Centre - Advice!
SA

Did you end up building with SAHousing

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Vani
Jun 30, 2019 5:13 pm
Iguanatan
Iguanatan
26 June 2019

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 6:16 pm
alexp79
alexp79
20 June 2019

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 3:07 am
catelise
catelise
16 June 2019

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 9:17 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
11 June 2019

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 10:58 pm
PISSEDOFF
PISSEDOFF
1 June 2019

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 1:51 pm
Jolly
Jolly
1 June 2019

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 9:19 am
Jolly
Hugebloke
Hugebloke
25 May 2019

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 10:02 pm
Hugebloke
Hillz
Hillz
23 May 2019

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 1:15 pm
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
21 May 2019

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 2:59 pm
Tysonandkaylie
Tysonandkaylie
17 May 2019

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 12:28 pm
Tysonandkaylie
Tysonandkaylie
8 May 2019

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 8:37 am
Tysonandkaylie
Tysonandkaylie
16 April 2019

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 12:23 pm
nibennett
nibennett
12 April 2019

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 11:25 pm
DamNita
DamNita
12 April 2019

Floorplan feedback/recommendations please

Floorplan feedback/recommendations please
SA

I don't like that there is no buffer from the living room / kitchen to the bedrooms 3 & 4. I'm all about privacy and this just does't look right. There are many ways to…

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DamNita
Apr 12, 2019 9:38 am
DamNita
kks
kks
1 April 2019

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 11:59 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
22 March 2019

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 8:33 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 March 2019

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 11:18 am
SaveH2O
JayJay74
JayJay74
15 March 2019

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 10:57 am
Code128
Code128
4 March 2019

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 11:07 am
Code128
sarahmarie
sarahmarie
26 February 2019

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 12:49 pm
LH G
LH G
23 February 2019

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 11:36 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
20 February 2019

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 2:17 pm

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