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Some 3 weeks later and still no brickies and consultant doesn't know when they will start "but should be soon. " 🤣 it also should not affect our competition date of…

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Guy T
May 22, 2018 9:28 pm

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
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Have they responded to why its taken this long? What specifically has caused the hold up?

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Berncart
May 22, 2018 9:24 pm

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage
QLD
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Um your comment about the bed and hubby hating the cushions and throws ‘he can eat I make the bed’ I have this exact…

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nicolawhitelaw
May 22, 2018 9:23 pm
nicolawhitelaw

Didn’t even know this was happening today.. so I guess we will have a driveway and concrete on the right and left side soon yay :) And you can see our favourite brickie…

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breebarter
May 22, 2018 9:03 pm
breebarter

New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

I felt that the cost is high as well, but I am interested in the cost that needs to be factored in for the single glazing that would have been allowed in the base price.…

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skyzdlimit
May 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!
VIC
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It's all living in the garage with the rest of our stuff

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blackcat20
May 22, 2018 8:15 pm
blackcat20

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 754, 755, 756

Hi all, I got the PGH bricks range for our build which A & B. Me and wife was very disappointed with the choice of colors available in those ranges. My land developer…

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InvincibleInDN
May 22, 2018 8:10 pm
InvincibleInDN

Simonds Prague Modified SA

Simonds Prague Modified SA
SA
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Hi Gem, how's it all going? Any updates/photos? :)

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kaykens
May 22, 2018 8:09 pm
kaykens

Geez, that’s a tough bill to get!! Why is it so expensive?? Luckily before we bought our block the developer completely cleared it, plus it’s been slightly filled…

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shokel1975
May 22, 2018 8:09 pm
shokel1975

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 541, 542, 543

Try this company, website below. I enquired about a custom length floating tv cabinet & they were happy to do it. I am yet to order it as I'm waiting until we move in &…

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Chinoandbebe
May 22, 2018 8:05 pm

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Hi Tracey, how's it all going? Do you have any new updates/photos/comments? :)

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kaykens
May 22, 2018 8:04 pm
kaykens

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

The law is a arrsee, customers have so much more protection when buying a shirt. One thing that everyone should be doing is to keep bugging local politicians, this will…

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Joker
May 22, 2018 7:47 pm

Building With AllCastle Homes

Building With AllCastle Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks for sharing Tara, We didn’t pay attention to the windows but luckily we had to reduce the size due to CDC CODES so may be ok with that. We weren’t going to…

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Mojitostan
May 22, 2018 7:38 pm

Our Acacia Home

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

So glad to hear that the driveway is in and you have a time for PCI. Sorry to hear that the driveway isn't really what you want. I'll keep my fingers crossed for not many…

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Variegated
May 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Variegated

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Not Christmas yet, but I can guess where you will be spending Christmas. My family have already invited themselves to my house this year.

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bestspecials
May 22, 2018 7:26 pm
bestspecials

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
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Whats hard to understand is, if no real soil test was ever done, then why wouldn't you at least put down a much worse soil result so at worst you get a over engineered…

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Joker
May 22, 2018 7:19 pm

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3

Oh nikhi24 saw your post about the month delay, sorry to hear. How frustrating when you just want things to get moving!

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watto82
May 22, 2018 7:07 pm
watto82

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I know, it's exciting. There is a 65mm drop to outside. Now I just need to talk to the tiler and see if he can match the grout lines from inside to outside. I reckon…

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bestspecials
May 22, 2018 7:04 pm
bestspecials

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Pretty well. SS reckons PCI end of next week, but there are still a number of outstanding items so I'm not overly confident. What's happening with yours Ezza?

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Exxie
May 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Coral68 - Thank you for your support - I am sorry to hear that you have experienced similiar issues. I will send you a PM (once I work out how to do so!) Algernon - most…

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Variegated
May 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Variegated
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Dani_J
May 22, 2018 6:08 pm

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

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

Today's update - NO GAS LINE. This is not an issue with the provider but their distributor - I have lodged a complaint with Energy and Water Ombudsman, so will see where…

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Rachael13
May 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Rachael13
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Splashers
May 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Splashers

Quality of Package Homes

Quality of Package Homes

Its depends on builder, speak to their tradesman and local suppliers, I use to discount builders whom placed outside stud walls 600mm apart, has in my experience better…

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Joker
May 22, 2018 5:57 pm

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Actually you are right Saint. Even if she is going through a lot, at least she should inform Bini. Thus, he won't have to be worried and he will get to know the exact time…

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janecollen
May 22, 2018 4:55 pm
janecollen

Metricon Henderson 42

Metricon Henderson 42
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Thank you and sorry for the extremely late reply!!! The flooring is Engineered Timber Oak Timeworn Dark Brown. I’m so happy with our choice, it always looks clean and…

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M and T
May 22, 2018 4:46 pm
M and T

spray cork on the ceilings and walls

spray cork on the ceilings and walls

We would like to spray cork on the ceilings and walls. Can this also be done on a surface which is covered with textured wallpaper?

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corkco
May 22, 2018 4:38 pm
corkco
Geo1
Geo1
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Building with Metricon

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

Hi Sandymeo, Thanks for the reply, and sorry I just noticed this. Still getting used to the site. Lets look at the basics first 1. Clays shrink/settle when dry 2.…

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Geo1
May 22, 2018 4:36 pm
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corkco
May 22, 2018 4:32 pm
corkco

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT

Ohh ok well it's really each to their own. I mean if I was to build my own house, It would be cheaper as I'd be able to hand pick my own contractors and tradies and it…

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G1NOSAUR
May 22, 2018 4:14 pm
G1NOSAUR

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
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Hi Everyone, I'm after advice on what people have negotiated with liquidated damages in their contracts. We are looking at building with MDJ we have heard good, bad and…

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Sir Henry
May 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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I have my house with Thrive and the construction is going very slow. The construction contract is about to end in Mid July, but i don't think its going to be complete…

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Pranav
May 22, 2018 4:05 pm

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Quick update: we've moved in (although we still have a lot of stuff - furniture and other things - in a big pile in the living room that's only gradually being sorted…

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algernon
May 22, 2018 3:52 pm

Buy a mini split

Buy a mini split

Does anyone have any experience using split systems in a cold climate. I'm still trying to determine if i should go for multiple wall splits or ducted so interested in…

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Aitch
May 22, 2018 3:52 pm

Services to mark out on plan

Services to mark out on plan
NSW

Having just finished our custom build, I definitely second the "all of them". So many little things have impacts at various stages of the build that are easily missed,…

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algernon
May 22, 2018 3:27 pm

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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Here is something a little different when it comes in kit form. can save you heap. http://homefab.com.au/

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Gloria55
May 22, 2018 3:16 pm

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 135, 136, 137

Guys, Has anyone try thought on Akuna Vista....Very close to the Schofields train station and prices are as compared to Elara. I do have a plot in Elara but my mind is…

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Classic33
May 22, 2018 3:05 pm

Dry wall started yesterday they are flushing today:)

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atemby
May 22, 2018 2:59 pm
atemby

Oak Tree Estate, North Kellyville

Oak Tree Estate, North Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hi all! Anyone moved in without OC? Do we need one? my builder failed the inspection so we havent even got interim OC yet - can i move in?

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Saltwater71
May 22, 2018 2:50 pm

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?

Anyone else building in North Kellyville?
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi all, Question regarding OC - has anyone had issues getting it? Do we actually need one? My builder used a private certifier for the inspection and they are very…

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Saltwater71
May 22, 2018 2:49 pm

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
1, 2

Oh I forgot to mention - the landscaper got back to us with a quote for $29600 for retaining walls alone He's pretty good though and suggested we could save $9k…

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CG Scardycat
May 22, 2018 2:48 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Met SS on site today. We have manage to iron out small issues, simply to finalized paperwork eg. certificates and finishing all little things around the house. brick…

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shazaw
May 22, 2018 2:14 pm
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Orpheus
May 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Orpheus

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
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Love your choice. Good on you guys for DYI some of the work. I just don’t have that kind of time or motivation 😂

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Summitlovin
May 22, 2018 1:57 pm

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

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

Thanks for that. Yeah looking at something 2.4-2.6 long and 1.2 wide for ours. Pedestal legs definitely nice choice.

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Dani_J
May 22, 2018 12:57 pm

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale
NSW

Awesome to see it happening! Nice corner block location. Hope it progresses quickly for you :-D

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Seren1ty
May 22, 2018 12:37 pm

Accessories for Afa flow double undermount sink?

Accessories for Afa flow double undermount sink?

hi there, long time late but googling away & wondering if you found any in the end. Reece have a collection on their site now of Afa flow accessories

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Naomi Pommerel
May 22, 2018 12:10 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Sadik, My solicitor informed me y'day that they are working towards 31st may as settlement date but to expect even mid of June. I know the time with which this is…

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absep19
May 22, 2018 12:04 pm


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