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Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!
VIC
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😡 I would be annoyed if my bank does that. I have to take note of that.

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Kimmykim
Nov 14, 2018 1:38 pm
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brokenstick
Nov 14, 2018 1:15 pm
brokenstick

Fencing dispute.

Fencing dispute.

Depends where you are. In WA they would only have to pay their half once their build was "substantially completed.

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Althom
Nov 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Althom

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 665, 666, 667

We have gotten a couple of quotes around $8000.

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MandM+4
Nov 14, 2018 12:44 pm

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

had my PCI on 8th NOV.. Darbecca guy found a lot of defects including one which would take a long time to fix ( door not aligned with ceiling) . SS advised it might take…

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yasir_fnd
Nov 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hi, Similar thing happened to me as they had to move the duct to one corner like yours. But for me it did not appear to be issue as it was from right corner (as per…

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NDDreamHome
Nov 14, 2018 12:11 pm

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW

From memory, I think our soil tests took about 2 weeks. Our sales consultant emailed us a copy.

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bestspecials
Nov 14, 2018 11:53 am
bestspecials
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Whoknowz
Nov 14, 2018 11:10 am
Whoknowz

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Haha, thats pretty, i like the hint of blue. What room is that for? I am looking for a dining room table rug (even though i dont have a table yet hahah). I like the plat…

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Tajana
Nov 14, 2018 10:40 am
Tajana

Any tips for Colour selections??

Any tips for Colour selections??

Thanks for you reply. We finished our colours hope all comes together. 🤞

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MrsAJ
Nov 14, 2018 9:15 am

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2

Hi Hondo, Sorry for my late reply. We are building house with Charleston and now is in the lock up stage. Charleston has weekly update on the process and we can get…

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MikeW
Nov 14, 2018 8:59 am

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

We have no gap, and the slab lines up perfectly. But our slab guys were meticulous with their measurements, as they had a couple of boxes of beer riding on it... That…

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:36 am
Drew01

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

In what world is that acceptable? If they refuse to fix it, escalate it to Laminex or whoever their supplier is for laminates

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 8:32 am
Drew01

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Your black shaker cabinets are so unique! Is that Arden blue stone? And how goes the landscaping plans?

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Valandra
Nov 14, 2018 8:21 am

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

😂😂 pretty sure my shaker comment wasn't meant for this thread. Hopefully we'll see some frames delivered soon! Feb sounds good, I wish! I'm resigned to 6month at…

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Valandra
Nov 14, 2018 8:19 am

Your house looks Great. Just wondering if you had any photos of your alfresco area showing the sliding doors? We are building the Day Dream with Coral Homes also but not…

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A.Allen87
Nov 14, 2018 7:53 am

Importing kitchen from China

Importing kitchen from China

Very versatile question. A friend of mine recently ordered a kitchen from China, most recently, to be exact a few weeks ago, he installed this kitchen. I hadn’t visited…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 2:16 am
alexsandro13

Evergreen Flooring

Evergreen Flooring

I’ve read through a number of timber flooring threads and it seems quite difficult to be confident about timber flooring companies in Perth unless they are larger…

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Teaswizzler
Nov 14, 2018 2:06 am
Teaswizzler

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

Contact a quality architect with a request to make a house plan, ideally a house plan, taking into account the bathroom, toilet, kitchen and all rooms that will be used…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 2:06 am
alexsandro13

valuation too low

valuation too low

It is sad that you had already paid deposit. If yoi had not paid maybe you would have better situation now

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 1:51 am
alexsandro13

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

Honestly, I never installed the air conditioning system in the garage on my own, and I don’t even consider it to be extremely important, but I understand the importance…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 1:46 am
alexsandro13

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Are you satisfied with his service? If yes, Can you please pass his details? It’s only for final inspection though, do you still want it?

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acindyworld
Nov 14, 2018 12:56 am

Building new home

Building new home

Ask for help from the designers, they will help you choose the appropriate option that both you and your guests will like. In such matters it is better to immediately…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 12:43 am
alexsandro13
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 h

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing ... -insurance Implied warranties apply to all building work. The Building Act 1993 allows action to be brought against a builder…

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Gaudi
Nov 14, 2018 12:38 am

Just a quick question. Is it going to be possible to build a 22square house in Burnie Tasmania for $280k? First home owners/builders just bought a block and starting…

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A.Geddis
Nov 13, 2018 10:31 pm
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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 9:25 pm
c.minx
c.minx
18 h

Timber posts?

Timber posts?

Thanks that makes a lot of sense, I thought that was the reason, I did ask for as cheap as possible, but not knowing the timber stumps would have to be used.

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c.minx
Nov 13, 2018 8:41 pm

Brick color

Brick color
VIC

Does anyone have the pic for Brushwood Horizon brick? We are going to build with DFH

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Sandychahal
Nov 13, 2018 8:11 pm

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Lol - yeah, I was worried the green would look funny, but seeing up on the wall, happy. It’s a cool idea with the doors, makes it all too easy :)

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BrentandAllison
Nov 13, 2018 7:53 pm
BrentandAllison

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Well, easiest option - I would just agree with your brother-in-law on a certain margin he gets on labour costs for supervising your build and using his trusted his trades…

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alexp79
Nov 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon

What do the site costs generally cover to be specific?

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alexp79
Nov 13, 2018 7:34 pm

Plumbing query / standard

Plumbing query / standard

Yes the down pipes have have all gone under the slab, between the vapour barrier and slab too. Yes I was advised round pipes for charged system but hasn’t happened. Also…

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simonsss
Nov 13, 2018 7:24 pm

We are planning to build with GJ Gardner and have so far are having a very positive experience with a lovely sales man who is truly helping us. I cant even begin to…

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rachandbrad
Nov 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Ezuku
Ezuku
20 h

Builder selection sa - any advice?

Builder selection sa - any advice?

So I'm planning on doing a knock down rebuild at some stage, and I'm currently at the stage where I'm thinking of builders (I'm in Metro adelaide). My plans are to do a…

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Ezuku
Nov 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Things are going swimmingly at the moment pending the Xmas shut down. The concrete blokes are great guys and said things always slow down around the time the house starts…

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Salfield
Nov 13, 2018 5:29 pm

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

I think it’s pinned at the top of the forum. But I think I saw that post also. We have elected to do driveway, paths, carpet, floor tiles, feature lights, fencing,…

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BrentandAllison
Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm
BrentandAllison

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I have recently purchased a land. haven't got contract yet. I was verbally told that the land will have BAL 29 rating. The land is bush faced.

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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

To be honest I was surprised that Metricon doesn't build in that area when I spoke to them. So I'm looking for other builders in that area that can build a dual occ…

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Yulia01
Nov 13, 2018 4:22 pm

Our brickies have all finished, now looking forward to our next process.

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mumbron
Nov 13, 2018 2:13 pm
binky64
binky64
Yesterday

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

Impressed work started on time on the Lilium! Hoping stage 5 start on time too.

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binky64
Nov 13, 2018 1:17 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
Yesterday

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Bricks are up

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Bricks are up
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Well that's what happens when you buy a McMansions.. they just don't paint themselves you know! I will get an independent inspection so it might delay another week for…

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pandibabi
Nov 13, 2018 1:05 pm
pandibabi
NicolleAW
NicolleAW
Yesterday

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

Hiya, After seeing a heap of display homes our decision to pick Dechellis was easy, their houses are beautiful and good quality. It is! Make a list of all the things…

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NicolleAW
Nov 13, 2018 12:03 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

water heat

water heat

Also buy a cover.

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SaveH2O
Nov 13, 2018 12:02 pm
SaveH2O
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Yesterday

Eden Brae Homes Quality isses

Eden Brae Homes Quality isses

Consider getting an independent inspection carried out on your build. We can assist or provide more information if you would like to have. a chat.

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Houspect NSW
Nov 13, 2018 11:49 am
Houspect NSW
NewJourney
NewJourney
Yesterday

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

We went with the custom builders to get the plans we wanted.

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NewJourney
Nov 13, 2018 11:44 am
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Yesterday

**help** is this damp or water damage

**help** is this damp or water damage

Definitely arrange for a plumber to come out and have a look, a damp wall usually means there is a leak.

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Houspect NSW
Nov 13, 2018 11:44 am
Houspect NSW
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blackcat20
Nov 13, 2018 9:20 am
blackcat20

It was quite an effort getting the 10.5m roof panels up 6m with each weighing 126kg. We had to fashion up a crane from some old trusses. But it's all up there…

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RuffTuff
Nov 13, 2018 8:16 am
RuffTuff

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