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Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

We'll keep as many as we can - there's lots of broken bricks all over the place at the moment, which is a little disappointing - I'd have thought the less broken bricks…

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Drew01
Jun 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Drew01

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!

PORTER DAVIS. Share your experience Good or Bad!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

terrible quick to take your money.. ' aftercare' IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH. any complaints is oh everything is in guidelines!! front door is bowed the bow must be 6mm out to…

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crofty
Jun 18, 2018 8:29 pm
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blackcat20
Jun 18, 2018 8:20 pm
blackcat20
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Lot126
Jun 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Lot126

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Looks amazing. How exciting. Handy that you have all your curtains in. We are still waiting for half and been in nearly 3 months now as we ordered them after we moved in.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Ok... now I am getting worried about Moonshadow! Hearing too many things about the colour chipping off. Might have to rethink this choice before we go to contract...…

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shokel1975
Jun 18, 2018 2:32 pm
shokel1975
Emmz70
Emmz70
11 h

Montpellier45_Journey

Montpellier45_Journey
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hello it’s been awhile. Any developments your side? Can’t wait for your updates

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Emmz70
Jun 18, 2018 11:43 am

Projects to do after New Home Handover

Projects to do after New Home Handover
1, 2

I'm hoping to get some advice as to the options for garage flooring protection. We'll be doing a bunch of crafty/hobby/sport/maintenance stuff in out 3 car garage. So…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 18, 2018 10:38 am
BrentandAllison

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

There’s no other damage other than the shower heads missing and likely a tradie from another build. It’s not something that will delay the build (which is good) but…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 18, 2018 9:13 am
firsttime_homies1401
Emmz70
Emmz70
Yesterday

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 136, 137, 138

Doesn't time fly! I can't believe it's already been a year. I'm starting a job next month so hopefully will be able to start ticking off some boxes of the last few…

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Emmz70
Jun 17, 2018 10:41 pm

And the punches keep coming...parts of our grout is starting to disintegrate on our floor tiles...vacuumed straight out!

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bumblebee1985
Jun 17, 2018 8:32 pm
elieassi1992
elieassi1992
Yesterday

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)

Metricon - Glendale 39 HLE (Regional Vic)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your garden is looking awesome kylz! :) Yeah you can't miss us, the only house with the big gumtree on the corner haha.

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elieassi1992
Jun 17, 2018 4:25 pm
elieassi1992

Week 4 Following the slab pour last Saturday (09/06/2018.) the pre-fab frames were delivered on Tuesday (12/06/2018.) after the Queens Birthday…

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Kollosche
Jun 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Our fee is $200 but there is refundable bond of $1,000 so total $1200 upfront. You will get $1000 bond back after the construction is complete and the builder has not…

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Bronte19
Jun 17, 2018 1:28 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 June

Waffle slab know what your getting.

Waffle slab know what your getting.
VIC

Geo1 is a forum member who is also a very good geotechnical engineer with a social concience. Go to his profile page to access all of his posts…

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SaveH2O
Jun 17, 2018 9:23 am
SaveH2O
KDRSEMELB
KDRSEMELB
17 June

Building with Hallbury Homes in Moorabbin

Building with Hallbury Homes in Moorabbin
VIC
1, 2, 3

Had a free moment, and had some photos of the staircase. Did you end up doing it yourself? Looks great. I like the light colour on top of the steps. I…

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KDRSEMELB
Jun 17, 2018 7:56 am

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall

Bacchus Marsh Underbank 2mts fall
VIC

Keeping an eye on this post - any info would be helpful. In the couple of discussions I have had with builders, have been given an estimate of $20-25k by one, and $18-20k…

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hasansheikh
Jun 17, 2018 1:14 am
MikW
MikW
16 June

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Great to see another Madison underway. It’s an awesome house, can’t wait for ours to be finished

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MikW
Jun 16, 2018 7:32 pm
MikW

Our home has been wrapped, it’s all coming together now.

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Trippypossum
Jun 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Trippypossum
fademan
fademan
16 June

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 851, 852, 853

Hi Mike, check the contract. By memory, the wording fixing, lockup etc ... Includes a percentage of the build to be completed (65% and 85%), which means they can't /…

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fademan
Jun 16, 2018 8:52 am
Melt23
Melt23
15 June

My build in Bloomdale- PCI completed

My build in Bloomdale- PCI completed
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Still no landscaping done!! They have come and taken away the piles of dirt and junk out the front so at least something has happened- I think they must be leaving the…

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Melt23
Jun 15, 2018 9:18 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
15 June

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 72, 73, 74

Wow 6 months went fast!!! That's great that they are getting on things fast. I've just sent my builder notice that if I don't get some progress from them in next 2 weeks…

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aloenyx
Jun 15, 2018 8:45 pm
aloenyx
patel1783
patel1783
15 June

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost

Woodlea Stage 19 Henley site cost
VIC

We are build single storey home... custom dedign, build with Ridgewater homes.

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patel1783
Jun 15, 2018 5:54 pm
eltkris
eltkris
15 June

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)
VIC

Strange that they told you this... Our slab was poured in December 2017, and then sat there, pipes exposed over the holiday period until they returned to start the frame…

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eltkris
Jun 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Rachael13
Rachael13
15 June

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Gas meter, driveway
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Bri - got to love nature putting a print on things. I love seeing these. It's a moment capture in time. Bloody nora - it's been a trial getting in the gas line, and…

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Rachael13
Jun 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Rachael13
Sarabr
Sarabr
15 June

Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38

Building Journey : Henley Reserve Aegean 38
VIC
1, 2

Hi, We are planning to build Aegean 38 with Ultima facade. If you don't mind can you please pm me some pictures of the facade and kitchen, dining area. The display home…

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Sarabr
Jun 15, 2018 12:35 pm

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Bri! Yes long time, I guess it’s been flat stick for us since we moved in haha Everything is going well! We have stopped outside works, which my back is thanking me…

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smithfamily
Jun 15, 2018 6:22 am
Bri1234
Bri1234
14 June

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!

KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders - Settlement! WE ARE IN!!!
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Time seems to be flying by at the moment, but still so much to do. Our back and side fences were done last week. yay. They ended up the same colour as the road side one…

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Bri1234
Jun 14, 2018 10:11 pm
Bri1234
shane3340
shane3340
14 June

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread
VIC

Hmmm, hopefully your site manager gets his act together soon.... We are waiting on the BC to go through the final clarifications and issue us with final drawings... We…

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shane3340
Jun 14, 2018 8:53 pm
shane3340
wentoby
wentoby
14 June

Hullo!! Fixer upper on a small block in Brunswick VIC :)

Hullo!! Fixer upper on a small block in Brunswick VIC :)
VIC

Hi all! We just bought our house late last year. It's our first ever time buying a house. Don't know how we did it, nor how anyone does it, but it's done now. We had…

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wentoby
Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm
dan&tash
dan&tash
14 June

Hartleigh Estate Clyde Residents

Hartleigh Estate Clyde Residents
VIC

Hi there we also in stage 12b do you know anything if we in a bushfire zone or not

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dan&tash
Jun 14, 2018 5:39 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 30, 31, 32

I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Bc426
Bc426
14 June

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 113, 114, 115

Hi guys, currently im building my new home in allura and shouldnt be handover within a month. For the side and rear fencing, do i have to get a building permit and any…

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Bc426
Jun 14, 2018 11:49 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
14 June

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods

Cascade Q1 - Henley Homes with Mods
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Love love love those curtains. I wanted to do that in my master bedroom...but cats ;)

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aloenyx
Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am
aloenyx

Independent Building Inspector

Independent Building Inspector
VIC
1, 2, 3

Yes it is informative forum and I have over 2500 posts in support of it however informative also means exposing those who talk nonsense or pretend to be experts in areas…

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2018 6:26 am
building-expert
NattyAddy
NattyAddy
13 June

Aspire Designer Homes

Aspire Designer Homes
VIC

So sorry for the delay in responding! I really like these guys, as people, but we haven’t even hit frame stage... It’s really disheartening thinking we’re not going…

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NattyAddy
Jun 13, 2018 7:47 pm
yasir_fnd
yasir_fnd
13 June

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Weekly update: They have installed evap cooling and heating. Electrical.nbn and plumbing rough-in was complete as well. Bricks were delivered to site but they haven't…

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yasir_fnd
Jun 13, 2018 11:38 am
jaybang23
jaybang23
12 June

Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer

Clyde/Clyde North vs Officer
VIC
1, 2

Hey guys First Time poster... very informative forum been great listening to all the advice ideas and different aspects. I guess this one's more for you estate... I do…

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jaybang23
Jun 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Here's an 8 year old reno where the external Cladding is coming apart?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 12, 2018 9:37 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

That sucks, at least they are compensating you. My bricks are being cleaned for the 3rd time at the moment with a different type of acid one brick at with a paintbrush…

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cant decide
Jun 12, 2018 4:29 pm

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC

Hi Nuri, How is your experience with Mimosa till date? How is your construction going on? Thanks

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firsthomebuyer2018
Jun 12, 2018 12:59 pm
tanmax
tanmax
12 June

Palace 41 Dream Home

Palace 41 Dream Home
VIC

I know its for Elderly Parents / they wont be able to up and down stairs otherwise really wanted the Home Theater I am also Going for the Alternate Alfresco option (…

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tanmax
Jun 12, 2018 10:42 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
11 June

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 66, 67, 68

We haven’t done the stained the decking yet or painted the letter box. The silly guy put it in crooked. Needs to get fixed viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jun 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Doulton777
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
11 June

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - waiting for dispensation/permit

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - waiting for dispensation/permit
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

First delay and we haven't even started at site yet lol. My CSA forgot about the dispensation we need to apply for, for our tall garage, and she's gone off on 2 weeks…

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Clareymoo
Jun 11, 2018 8:05 pm
yousif
yousif
11 June

RATHDOWNE - Wollert, Victoria

RATHDOWNE - Wollert, Victoria
VIC

Hi everyone, do you have any information regarding Stonefields Estate on Craigieburn RD East (next to arramont) is the developer reliable, has anyone purchased from them,…

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yousif
Jun 11, 2018 5:32 pm
SAFA1
SAFA1
11 June

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR
VIC

Hi Dimitri Just came across your thread. Looking forward to seeing your plans and Colour selections. Keep us updated on your progress Scott

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SAFA1
Jun 11, 2018 1:28 pm
frankily
frankily
10 June

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

frankily looking good, loving the curves!!! Cant wait for your architect to start sharing some images too :)

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frankily
Jun 10, 2018 10:04 pm

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