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Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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Thank you Trimum - I know you have experienced very much the same thing. I very much appreciate your support.

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Variegated
May 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Variegated

Another week and no real progress. Still waiting on tilers. Most of the stone benches went in at the start of the week, so was great to see that happen but that was…

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
May 20, 2018 7:27 pm
shazaw
shazaw
21 m

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Wow you are very clever. looks really nice. :: so when are you free to do for my house :wink: Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
May 20, 2018 7:25 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 359, 360, 361

Yeah was hoping someone who has moved in or is going to their site could measure for me.

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emmyawards
May 20, 2018 6:43 pm

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in
NSW
1 ... 184, 185, 186

argh :( Yep.. totally hear you wanting your own space and home to yourself then!

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cat_dunc
May 20, 2018 6:05 pm
cat_dunc

Entry styling

Entry styling

Thank you the cup is a little trinket dish. Trying not to have to much clutter.

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James59
May 20, 2018 5:10 pm

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I know. The slab invoice and frame invoice do come close together. We should get our next in a week or so.

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bestspecials
May 20, 2018 3:41 pm
bestspecials

Another week and more progress. This week has seen gyprock to all walls and ceiling, plastering to entire house and today (Sunday) there was a man onsite doing the…

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bestspecials
May 20, 2018 3:38 pm
bestspecials

Advice on Driveway Concrete

Advice on Driveway Concrete

We are getting coloured grano with mesh in our garage, we had to choose from the CCS range with our builder. It is the one thing that we had to choose from a colour chart…

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Choosy
May 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Choosy

Leaking Balcony

Leaking Balcony

In Victoria it is possible to take action up to 10 years

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building-expert
May 20, 2018 3:19 pm
building-expert

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

I don't know what is going on but they are having major issues installling gas lines. SS was telling us that he's heard where houses on opposite sides of the road…

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Bri1234
May 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Bri1234

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 849, 850, 851

Hi team 2 new posts have been added to my blog this weekend. One about windows https://forsyth35.com/2018/05/19/a-room-with-a-view/ and one about the kitchen and our…

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Charly6s
May 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Charly6s

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Good like a home now. We can't wait will we get out flooring done and turn this hour to a home.

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Renman
May 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Renman

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne
VIC

Please don't laugh but my max budget is $320 for a small 20-23 sqm single storey house. Anyway, after contacting the recommended builders, it seems like it is really…

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ebanster
May 20, 2018 2:12 pm
ebanster

Exposed concrete floor in bathroom

Exposed concrete floor in bathroom

I would be looking at additional reinforcing in the bathroom floor area as you want to avoid cracking in a wet area

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bashworth
May 20, 2018 1:27 pm
bashworth

Oven is installed and insulation has been delivered. The list of remaining items for the builder is getting smaller. Electrical finals Grano - coloured Internal…

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Choosy
May 20, 2018 1:10 pm
Choosy

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

They’ve been in the house for weeks and I thought they were going to be left behind but I guess once the house was cleaned they chose to leave them out. Maybe someone…

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Summitlovin
May 20, 2018 12:55 pm

Advice on house plans

Advice on house plans

Bed2 sharing a wall with media may be a bit noisy - perhaps swap media and study?

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Hillsbuilds
May 20, 2018 11:23 am

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2

Thank you Geo1 You write" A lot of builders do not still understand (even though its documented in AS2870), that they are responsible for site drainage at day of builder…

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building-expert
May 20, 2018 10:45 am
building-expert

Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Looks like hydronic type pf heating there are various types out there easy enough to install provided youknow what you are doing but it is hard to get the parts togheter…

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grinder
May 20, 2018 10:12 am
grinder

Bosch Alarm System Troubleshooting

Bosch Alarm System Troubleshooting

Just call a tech, it would be far easier than trying to explain it here, and less hassle

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alivesey
May 20, 2018 9:53 am

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters

Building Mainvue Aegean430 - 45sq in Berwick Waters
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi Humphrey29, The rear roller door cost was around $1k, I’d have to check docs for an exact price if you need it. All internal doors including stackers and front…

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Aegean430
May 20, 2018 9:17 am
Aegean430
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Portofino38
May 19, 2018 11:56 pm

Masterton vs Rawson

Masterton vs Rawson

If it helps we started out with Clarendon and got to tender but only after site surveys etc. in the end we weren’t happy with them so we did the same process with…

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Salfield
May 19, 2018 11:44 pm

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

amen!!!! substitute "have a crack at" with "give sermons" :)

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MisterSlope
May 19, 2018 11:39 pm
shazaw
shazaw
Yesterday

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Quotes for landscaping takes time and you do end up getting better ideas on from different people. Our nature strip has overgrown lawn we needs to tame it down. We have…

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shazaw
May 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Joker
Joker
Yesterday

Clause in contract about independent inspections

Clause in contract about independent inspections
1, 2

I would get this clause changed, get a pre contract inspection, don't even need a solicitor, look for someone like this forums Building expert who does this service also,…

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Joker
May 19, 2018 6:43 pm

Thanks guys, I love them even more than the freedom one so im happy lol! The black will hopefully tie in nicely with our dining room chairs. Here’s some better…

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breebarter
May 19, 2018 6:18 pm
breebarter
BuLe
BuLe
Yesterday

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild

Exciting times ! Just saw your construction photos in another thread, good progress.

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BuLe
May 19, 2018 5:40 pm
elaraedenbrae
elaraedenbrae
Yesterday

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 753, 754, 755

Thanks. So far, EBH didn't asked me provide my solicitor details. Is this certificate part of land settlement? Our land recently registered - this certificate…

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elaraedenbrae
May 19, 2018 3:43 pm

Owner builder process

Owner builder process

Start here Building Application Checklist

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 3:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Ground level view today

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blackcat20
May 19, 2018 2:48 pm
blackcat20

Some update on the progress... The frame looks more complete now and the roof is on Rear view:

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rajat
May 19, 2018 2:42 pm
chel-c
chel-c
Yesterday

Wisdom Homes Sydney

Wisdom Homes Sydney

Hi fellow builders. I am having some issues with my builder Wisdom Homes. We signed quotation/estimate a year ago. There has been a lengthy delay by their management with…

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chel-c
May 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Lot126
Lot126
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks - it’s been a real learning curve (our first build and last!), overall happy with the outcome and our choices although one or two things I’d change! Love…

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Lot126
May 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Lot126

My kitchen splashback . The grout will be white. Hubby likes the dark colour it looks now and wants black grout My island stone is finally in…

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sparrowsnest
May 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
Yesterday

Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Sewer main line at the end of the lot(backyard)

Definitely stick to the north to rear block! It’s more energy efficient. We have an easement running along our back fence as well. Can’t build anything on it ,…

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Hillsbuilds
May 19, 2018 12:29 pm

Just a quick update on the post move in activities. Landscaping has been moving along and shutters installed today. New furniture has arrived and been set up so starting…

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mrbiggens
May 19, 2018 11:27 am
mrbiggens

First Home Owner

First Home Owner
WA

Roastedpeanut Start with the base prices on 3 designs from 3 different Builders Then work on inclusions, promotions, Site costs and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 11:17 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We hadn't engaged Darbecca at that time so it was something we worked out. We picked it up when we were sent a post contract variation with reference to a charge for…

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Bronte19
May 19, 2018 10:58 am


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