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Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

Thanks! I think the full service (all in one) builder is more suitable for us. Do you have anyone in mind for building on the upper north shore in Sydney?

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Huggies
Aug 17, 2018 12:25 am

Project builder for steep blocks

Project builder for steep blocks
NSW

What do you think of the builder? Did you get to talk to the owner? Are they happy with the result? We are building in upper north shore and the land has a slight…

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Huggies
Aug 17, 2018 12:13 am

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 717, 718, 719

Hi all, Just a question. We have signed our colours last week. Been told $1000 willbe charged to make changes. Had anyone made changes after signing onto colours ??

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Kery_deep
Aug 16, 2018 11:38 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Home Straight

Metricon Winchester 28- Home Straight
VIC
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That window splashback is stealing the spotlight! PCI next month so it only takes 4 months for the build?! That pace is unbelievable!

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Kimmykim
Aug 16, 2018 11:15 pm

How it looks now Hoping turf not far away, just need to finish the damn pool

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MandM+4
Aug 16, 2018 10:55 pm

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!
1, 2

You might benefit from checking the date of the original post you are proposing to respond to :) You've just answered a question someone asked 9 years ago!!

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 16, 2018 10:27 pm

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

I convinced my builder to install fresh water points. The bidet shop sent me a copy of the certification test that was done on the Coway BA13B model and I sent this to my…

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Funk52
Aug 16, 2018 10:24 pm

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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I think i sorted it. Small things in life, sorry to fill up your thread with my incompetence. haha

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stoff17
Aug 16, 2018 9:59 pm
AIB
AIB
5 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Hi NDDreamhome I haven't book my pre-gyprock appointment in as it slow down a lot since new SS got onboard. Recently they only got half house washed in 2 weeks. I have…

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AIB
Aug 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Mira
Mira
5 h

JG King -Urbis 1

JG King -Urbis 1
1, 2

Yes they are lovely at the start. Once you sign on the dotted line its a nightmare.

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Mira
Aug 16, 2018 9:42 pm

We have kitchen and cabinets ๐Ÿ˜ painting has started and down pipes are on. Getting close now, I canโ€™t wait ๐Ÿ˜Š

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cass_rox
Aug 16, 2018 9:38 pm

Update photo of the house front. Things seem to be moving along nicely now.

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philbert83
Aug 16, 2018 8:57 pm
GLO
GLO
6 h

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
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Looks fantastic! Iโ€™m having the same facade but brick around the garage! What tile and colour selection did you go with?

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GLO
Aug 16, 2018 8:24 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

I will do the same next time I am there..Wowonly.what lot do u have ?

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saratogarise_lot103
Aug 16, 2018 8:11 pm

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

Hi, I'm also looking at building the Boston but have only just started looking so I'm curious to understand all the costs involve and extra things I need to consider…

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Amanda_Ly
Aug 16, 2018 8:08 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sounds like you have a good SM now! It could have been all too easy for him to ignore those issues and just continue with the build. Great to know he is being thorough. ๐Ÿ‘

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shokel1975
Aug 16, 2018 7:59 pm
shokel1975

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

He's playing coy at the moment, but I'm guessing at 5-6 weeks, which will mean we can move house during the school holidays and the kids can return to a new school in…

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Drew01
Aug 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Drew01

Expansion Foam

Expansion Foam

Great thanks will look into your links. Appreciate it.

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KatFife
Aug 16, 2018 6:41 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 380, 381, 382

Thanks Stoff...I have no idea on water sounds, but drive around our area too, other house are done in a similar manner to ours. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht…

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excited_builders
Aug 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC
1, 2

Agreed - Idiots. We queried it at drawing stage AND at frame stage (before the plaster was put up and requested the noggins be placed elsewhere) and both times we were…

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MicknCi
Aug 16, 2018 5:55 pm
MicknCi

All about painting can do residential painting services Sydney for all domestic properties such as house, townhouse, villa house, apartments,??units, retirement villages.…

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allaboutpainting
Aug 16, 2018 5:35 pm

we have our colour selection in July 2018. Before colour selection we have done to each supplier to look and feel the stuff and what options are available. Just ask your…

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nafeesra
Aug 16, 2018 4:48 pm
sien86
sien86
11 h

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert

unbelievable!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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sien86
Aug 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks Adiba, anyone else near completion ??

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splendid_12
Aug 16, 2018 2:48 pm

16 August 2018 Fireplace tiling has begun!!

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benblinkau
Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm
benblinkau
JB1
JB1
13 h

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

I would say that would be the most likely reason.

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JB1
Aug 16, 2018 1:48 pm
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Nawsome
Aug 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Nawsome
gr8ly
gr8ly
14 h

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
1 ... 25, 26, 27

these pics also display your amazing floors! i wish we went polished concrete now. Are you getting rugs?

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gr8ly
Aug 16, 2018 12:05 pm
gr8ly

Oran Park Stage 32 2B

Oran Park Stage 32 2B

Land registered and settlement due date is 4th of September.... anyone on this part

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Rabindra.dhakal
Aug 16, 2018 10:05 am

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
1 ... 68, 69, 70

Really is that all? Wow I expected it to be more. You have done well. Ok thanks for letting me know. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 16, 2018 9:58 am
Doulton777

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

oh goodness, you poor things. As it was your concreter fault and they should know what they are doing, shouldn't they be responsible for the fall out and cost associated with it?

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WifeofHunza
Aug 16, 2018 7:43 am
WifeofHunza
Kandi
Kandi
19 h

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Our Garage slab is exposed, the gybrock is sitting on top of the Garage slab. so the skirting is done top of the Garage slab. Is this correct?

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Kandi
Aug 16, 2018 7:33 am
iTool
iTool
19 h

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself? There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…

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iTool
Aug 16, 2018 7:27 am

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

ratna I wouldn't proceed too far beyond the architects Sketch Without preliminary engineering Data and Construction costs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Before and After - exciting!

Before and After - exciting!

The transformation is wonderful!! Great job!

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red wolf
Aug 16, 2018 6:35 am

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Your downpipes are just one issue, the other is site drainage, you should be able to have natural surface drainage to LPD, with charged system you can't.

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2018 6:17 am
building-expert
JB1
JB1
Yesterday

The price of energy efficiency in windows...

The price of energy efficiency in windows...

Not really sure as it wasn't individually priced, I purchased a house lot. But it was cheap for what they are.

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JB1
Aug 15, 2018 10:31 pm
meowys
meowys
Yesterday

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

We are having ducted cooling in the first storey ceiling and ducted cooling/ heating in the ground floor ceiling, except we are considering to have floor discharge…

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meowys
Aug 15, 2018 10:28 pm
stoff17
stoff17
Yesterday

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
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And yes, we went last weekend. Itโ€™s beautiful. We also have burnished wood in our selection. Plus kitchen is 2pac with handleless but only on overheads not below…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 10:20 pm
kaycee
kaycee
Yesterday

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 137, 138, 139

cool thanks. I think if you are able to negotiate the price of a 300sqm land to at least $425K then you would be safe.

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kaycee
Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm

Priority for increasing home value

Priority for increasing home value

Most of the above suggestions are really valuable including renovating kitchen and bathroom. Now, I might not be an expert, however I agree with richardbalston above about…

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carpetsteamcleaning
Aug 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

Surveyors role

Surveyors role

Blame you!! Remind them you are not the builder. You donโ€™t seem satisfied with the responses youโ€™ve had. Call the VBA or have your inspector call the surveyor and…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

I agree I have my Monument And not too dark. Iโ€™ve seen lots of black and would consider that next time. Would be interested if it fades... anyone with experience with black?

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:51 pm
mj-mac4
mj-mac4
Yesterday

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

PCI is in the 29th of August. And hopefully handover on the 8th of September. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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mj-mac4
Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
mj-mac4
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
1, 2

Congratulations Mauromario! What a long journey to VCAT, but well deserved outcome for you and your careless builder. Was the builder given a timeline to fix the…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Mauromario
Mauromario
Yesterday

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Try calling Aplus building advice he may be able to help you. 97426121. Regards.

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Mauromario
Aug 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm

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