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Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 657, 658, 659

Our doors are not soft close..is that a requirement as only draws are soft close

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champs2018
Oct 23, 2018 5:41 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 561, 562, 563

Hi Kevinmarquies We chose 600x600 rectified tiles from national tiles for all our living areas and cost us about $2800 extra on top of the allowance. Bear in mind the…

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Marcoola32_GC
Oct 23, 2018 5:23 pm
AR3128
AR3128
52 m

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2

Hi all, I've also fallen victim to Orion Homes. I haven't built in Armstrong Creek but have encountered all of the same problems and incompetence that I have read here.…

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AR3128
Oct 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Cfmo
Cfmo
1 h

Frameless shower

Frameless shower

Hi. We just had a $40k Reno on our bathroom. The builder suggested a frameless shower screen, as in a glass panel and a swinging open glass door. But it’s frameless. It…

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Cfmo
Oct 23, 2018 5:00 pm

Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Upgrade to vinyl flooring

Hi, no we have our appointment on Thursday to discuss the flooring.

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Lisa Hughes
Oct 23, 2018 4:47 pm

hi guys! we are having another big battle with kurmond over a variation. so they are doing the driveway now and they sent us a variation for removal of soil under it. it…

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nada17
Oct 23, 2018 4:41 pm

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Hi all I spoke to Rachel at the council yesterday she is handling our development she was super helpful. She said she needs 3 things back and once received she will…

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Dj2003
Oct 23, 2018 4:33 pm

Are these defects "normal" ?

Are these defects "normal" ?

Are you building with a 'big' builder? Many of them use very young trades and I am not deliberately bad mouthing the younger guys, you can get it with the older ones too,…

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TashPaul
Oct 23, 2018 4:31 pm
TashPaul

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan

Building Glendale 34 Limited Edition with Metricon in Wallan
VIC

We have hired Houspect as our independent inspector and we will use them for every stage of the build - just for piece of mind. A lot of people use Darbecca and seem to…

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shokel1975
Oct 23, 2018 3:51 pm
shokel1975

East Estate

East Estate
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We had fixed site costs - somewhere around the $18k mark from memory.

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smithfamily
Oct 23, 2018 3:32 pm
ehhc
ehhc
3 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Wow the sheers over the stackers look great!! we’ve left the sheers for the sliding and stacking doors to last, wasn’t sure how they would look and function but your…

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ehhc
Oct 23, 2018 3:29 pm
ehhc

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

4 bedrooms + outside out of 110 sq m? This will be extremely tight, if you ask me. E.g., decent sized 4 bedroom apartments start from 150 sq m. What about adding one more floor?

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alexp79
Oct 23, 2018 2:44 pm

Review standard inclusions provided by builder

Review standard inclusions provided by builder
QLD

Read your contract thoroughly and make sure all the inclusions are there my builder didnt include my bar fridge tank and many more things I payed for I had to specs on my…

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kathysangel
Oct 23, 2018 2:42 pm

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?

Rawson Homes & The Life Style Store - Any feeback?
NSW

Hi all, In the process of trying to finalise our build with Rawson Homes and our Home Theatre & Home Automation needs to be arranged in advance with The Life Style Store…

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JiMb00
Oct 23, 2018 2:28 pm
JiMb00

Electrical plan in sovereign 50 Metricon

Electrical plan in sovereign 50 Metricon

We were told you won't need as many downlights as the display homes - they are lit up like an airport. We are building the Glendale 42. We have the following number of…

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shokel1975
Oct 23, 2018 2:16 pm
shokel1975

Adding an extension

Adding an extension

I am looking at buying a 2 bedroom house on a 1000m block. 3-4bedroom houses go for considerably more so I was thinking of adding an extension. Any tips on budget but not…

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ZombieNurse
Oct 23, 2018 2:10 pm

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Montgomery Homes Carolina
NSW

thanks so much for the photo. do you have any pics of the inside just as you enter? would love to see the entry and what it feels like with standard height ceiling. thanks again

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Stella80
Oct 23, 2018 2:01 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

lower floor roofs doesn't go on until after the eaves are in. once the scaffolding are down then that's when they start the alfresco and front. our roof was on in one day too.

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ymiao4398
Oct 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

Hi everyone, We bought lot 275 in January, yesterday they said land release date is in February or March 2019!!!

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Shirin Tavakoli
Oct 23, 2018 12:37 pm

G.J Gardner build - Week 16 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 16 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 13, 14, 15

That's what I have emailed and asked if we can actually go in and do some work. Curtains etc. Driveway - paths, garden.... I wish Xmas didn't happen this year :)

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BrentandAllison
Oct 23, 2018 12:25 pm
BrentandAllison

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

How exciting Brad, finally some progress for you.. Congratulations!!! We walked past last night and saw the excavator on the land :)

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Emily_2477
Oct 23, 2018 12:11 pm
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Quirmeball1280
Oct 23, 2018 11:32 am
Quirmeball1280

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

I think it’s like glossy paint. From the packaging, it looks like a DIY epoxy garage floor coating that can be bought from Bunnings. We were told to leave it to dry…

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Quirmeball1280
Oct 23, 2018 11:30 am
Quirmeball1280

Lifting floor tiles for reuse

Lifting floor tiles for reuse

I’m sure there are some that would give it a go, but I doubt anyone would give you a guarantee they could lift all or any intact.

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arcadelt
Oct 23, 2018 11:01 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

That's true Drew...anyway for us the bank needs to pay M. So if its through bank trf we may have delays as the bank will do a final inspection and valuation before it…

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excited_builders
Oct 23, 2018 8:22 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
10 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

My builder got the engineers to update their drawings.

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IamSAM
Oct 23, 2018 8:20 am
IamSAM

Kitchen cupboards that look like drawers?

Kitchen cupboards that look like drawers?

Not necessarily. There is a bit more fiddling involved in cutting and then connecting the panels to make up one door that looks like drawer fronts, but you will need to…

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arcadelt
Oct 23, 2018 7:54 am
Manj
Manj
10 h

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Absolutely wrapped to see things moving soon Rachael13..

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Manj
Oct 23, 2018 7:50 am
Manj

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Modular Prefab Homes ?

Hi everyone! Myself and a few University students are conducting some research on prefab homes as part of a group project. If…

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swiftcamp
Oct 23, 2018 2:48 am

Bathroom renovations increase the value of a home but how does a first time bathroom renovator rookie know where to…

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oxfordbath
Oct 22, 2018 11:02 pm
oxfordbath
JB1
JB1
19 h

Shower fall to waste - advice needed

Shower fall to waste - advice needed

What is the fall? Get something straight, I.e. a level or timber. Sit it from one end of the shower floor to the other end. What is the height difference (gap) over…

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JB1
Oct 22, 2018 10:52 pm

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

The Cygnus colour is beautiful - can totally see why you wanted it! But I guess as long as you can find an alternative that you're happy with, then all is well 😊. PCI…

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Newy-Jan
Oct 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Wild
Wild
20 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 402, 403, 404

Drew - your windows at the front of the house, Are they also 1800MM ?

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Wild
Oct 22, 2018 9:43 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

Anyone received a letter from council regrading damage survey cost for after completion ? approx. $279 ? Shouldnt this paid by Clarendon ? or I have to pay it myself…

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wentworth33
Oct 22, 2018 9:21 pm

Waterproofing toilet

Waterproofing toilet

Hi! I have a laundry room in a Strata complex which I want to turn into a toilet room. No shower, just WC and existing laundry tub. A core hole is required. Under me are…

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Epoxy18
Oct 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Mitchd
Mitchd
22 h

Double Glazing Advise

Double Glazing Advise

Cheers everyone for their replies. we ended up getting pvc windows installed about 6 weeks ago. We have noticed the difference immediately the house has stayed warm…

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Mitchd
Oct 22, 2018 7:52 pm

Bathroom Privacy Glass

Bathroom Privacy Glass

Hi everyone, Please share your favourite patterned or privacy glass types in bathrooms and toilets. Also please share if you have any regrets about your selection. Thank…

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chocolate_addict
Oct 22, 2018 7:26 pm

Vibrating floor when AC is on

Vibrating floor when AC is on

Hi, I have this problem with my rental property, while my place gets built. Apparently some contracts offer as an extra option what previous poster has mentioned. We had…

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chocolate_addict
Oct 22, 2018 7:23 pm

Shadowline and handleless island bench

Shadowline and handleless island bench
1, 2

If we were to go down the route of “L profile” handleless drawers, I think we will end up going back to our original idea of waterfalls on both ends. Now knowing that…

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doogs82
Oct 22, 2018 6:48 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Can anyone that built via CDC tell me if a CDC certificate is a construction certificate? If so we have had one since early August and my understanding is that they need…

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Salfield
Oct 22, 2018 6:08 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Any tips for Colour selections??

Any tips for Colour selections??

Consider hiring good interior designer if you can't decide on your own. I don't think anyone will be able to provide a good advice for you here without knowing what your…

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alexp79
Oct 22, 2018 4:35 pm
onggie
onggie
Yesterday

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Ok, with some help from another person I have discovered what this method is called and how they do it. It is sprayed onto the driveway and is called; Spray Fleck or Spray Crete

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onggie
Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.

Pre-slab nightmare - Please help.
VIC

What was your outcome with the escalation to the state manager?

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Livingthe_dream.au
Oct 22, 2018 3:15 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
Yesterday

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Natural actually. So I guess the builder chose a sandy reddish kind of colour. Flush profile.

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kirashogun
Oct 22, 2018 2:34 pm

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