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Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

Height of kitchen/ splashback/ wall cabinets

Thanks for your further explanation arcadelt. Yes, I guess you've outlined our dilemma. One of the options is to lower the wall cabinetry to 514mm as per the builder's…

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ben888
Oct 22, 2018 2:23 am
ben888

Building new home

Building new home
SA

Thankyou for your input. I have just brought the block after thinking a while about it. I will do as you have advised. Thankyou very much :)

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lynnlee
Oct 22, 2018 12:06 am

Domaine homes by clerondon

Domaine homes by clerondon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello Guys, I am new to this forum. I have just bought a Land on Tedbury Road opposite to National Park in Jordan Springs East. I did wasted alot of time looking for…

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sunnyarora
Oct 21, 2018 11:57 pm

We’ve been getting items slowly fixed around the house but feel better now that we’ve at least moved in. We are still chasing M to get the plumbers in and finish the…

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Quirmeball1280
Oct 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Quirmeball1280

Hi everyone! Here is a little house update. I can hardly believe that we moved in 19 months ago!! Exterior: we decided to tint all our windows for extra…

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goldcoasthome
Oct 21, 2018 10:04 pm
goldcoasthome

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 655, 656, 657

I've been pretty happy with wisdom pools as well. I'm dealing with Michael and he's great ! Bloody weather has been terrible so it's been a bit slow to finish off the…

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doosra
Oct 21, 2018 9:50 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Week 22 As I had expected, we were again delayed for handover. On Wednesday (17/10/2018.) afternoon my site supervisor gave me a call and…

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Kollosche
Oct 21, 2018 9:47 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Gorgeous! Love your inspo photos. We choose two different wall tiles for our main bathroom and ensuite with no charge. Like you, we went with a tile on the floor (floor…

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kjane
Oct 21, 2018 8:54 pm
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wil4kat
Oct 21, 2018 8:52 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

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

I prefer Madison 35. Nothing to change and overall bedsize is bigger than sheridan 34. Madison's bedroom has WIR. Not built ins.

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wentworth33
Oct 21, 2018 8:52 pm

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Just looking at it more, is it possible to have been painted on?

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onggie
Oct 21, 2018 8:46 pm

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide

Simonds Prague Modified - Adelaide
SA

With the ensuite have you thought about/talked to Cahill about putting a shower seat instead where the duct was? We have one in ours and it's actually amazing (and as…

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:45 pm
JM1911A1

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 785, 786, 787

Hi Lauren, I have only just sarted getting notices again from this site, not sure wy they stoppe, but anyways did you still need a pic. Cheers

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nervousnelly
Oct 21, 2018 8:39 pm
nervousnelly

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

You'd be best contacting the Bluestone developer team to confirm - we're next door at Springlake who only uses ELGas but not all developers have specific requirements.

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JM1911A1
Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm
JM1911A1

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny

KDR Rawson Windermere 32 with 2 Bed Granny
NSW
1, 2

Any updates for this thread, would love to see how it’s been going. We’ve just signed up for this design and it’s hard to find others doing same design

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Sundew Views
Oct 21, 2018 7:14 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 401, 402, 403

That’s a shame that you couldn’t see a Glendale. It’s a beautiful home. We have chosen the Peninsula facade as hubby wanted a balcony off the master bedroom. The…

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shokel1975
Oct 21, 2018 6:57 pm
shokel1975
chop
chop
11 h

Hamilton Rise - South Morang

Hamilton Rise - South Morang
VIC
1, 2

good luck mate, at least he honestly updated new date will be 2020 For us, title was supposed to be on Feb 18 and the most recent update is Feb 19 which keeps on…

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chop
Oct 21, 2018 6:48 pm
MangoC
MangoC
12 h

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

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

Sorry *Manj (auto corrected itself!)

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MangoC
Oct 21, 2018 6:07 pm

Metricon Kirra 23

Metricon Kirra 23

Hi just wondering how you enjoy your Kira 23 we are also needing the acoustic as we are near an airport. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated Thanks Jhai

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Chippy891
Oct 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Frame in place and colorbond on site. Happy with progress so far

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BuLe
Oct 21, 2018 4:24 pm
BuLe
wazzer
wazzer
14 h

HELP! *** How to remove this towel rail? ***

HELP! *** How to remove this towel rail? ***

Hi. Great photos!! I have exactly the same plastic towel rail as you in my two bathrooms (house is about 18 years old). One of the handrails has been pulled away from…

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wazzer
Oct 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
14 h

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Your house looks very nice, you must be pleased with the results. It’s always great to hear on this forum, how everyone’s plans and dreams become a reality. 😁 Is…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 4:12 pm
s-X-s
s-X-s
14 h

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

@bestspecials . Great looking grass... Could you tell me what grass you used ?…

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s-X-s
Oct 21, 2018 3:57 pm
s-X-s
Chaton
Chaton
14 h

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)

Building Vancouver 29 (Porter Davis) or Mantra 29 (Metricon)
VIC

The Mantra 29 reminds me a lot in layout of our Barkly 29 (also Metricon) and we love it. I'm biased on this one

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Chaton
Oct 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Chaton
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
14 h

Building Modified Statesman Ashville

Building Modified Statesman Ashville
SA
1, 2, 3

Congrats on your house being completed, it looks lovely. You have made similar choices to ours in your selections and wondered if you would have time to post a few more…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 3:45 pm

Reivew stanadard inclusions provided from builder

Reivew stanadard inclusions provided from builder

I am almost finalizing the deal with my builder here in South QLD. Here are the standard inclusions and exclusions that the builder has provided, for the total built area…

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brightstarshine
Oct 21, 2018 3:12 pm
brightstarshine

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33
VIC

Sounds exciting. When I contacted Porter Davis last year I was told they don't build in Winchelsea. They must have realised that quite a few people are building out there…

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CalicoCat
Oct 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Your facade is looking great Bronte19. Looks like you'll be finished soon. Fingers Crossed. Plaster has been completed on mine and the painter is…

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CalicoCat
Oct 21, 2018 1:15 pm

New bathroom price

New bathroom price

And how much will that typically cost?

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John1121
Oct 21, 2018 12:12 pm

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Hi Melissa, please clarify how much have you paid whether $2k or 5% of the total build. Thanks

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Melbournevic
Oct 21, 2018 10:07 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
20 h

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA

I’m also on the shorter size and providing you have a partner or someone who can change the light bulbs and pull down the exhaust fans, I would go with 2700 high…

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Bebbsy
Oct 21, 2018 9:44 am

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

We couldn’t help ourselves, we went and killed yesterday and we are taking some family to see! Over the moon 😍😍

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NicolleAW
Oct 21, 2018 9:13 am
AliKay
AliKay
Yesterday

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33

My Journey with Porter Davis for Vancouver 33
VIC

would be good to know why you dropped the plan with PD ? We were looking at Vancouver 29 for ourselves...

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AliKay
Oct 21, 2018 12:40 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
Yesterday

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2

Thanks. We went to our tile appointment and came out with different wall tiles to what we thought we wanted. It's such a confusing process. It's just great when it see…

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bestspecials
Oct 20, 2018 11:47 pm
bestspecials
lia_dvm
lia_dvm
Yesterday

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes
NSW
1, 2

POST-HANDOVER Handover happened exactly as scheduled. Pretty stoked about how everything turned out. I think our build was easy because we didn’t deviate too much from…

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lia_dvm
Oct 20, 2018 11:43 pm
lia_dvm

Hello, this is the Carolina 238 Metro facade. It’s standard height, porch area 4.5sq m.

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lia_dvm
Oct 20, 2018 11:02 pm
lia_dvm
Freestyle A
Freestyle A
Yesterday

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Think one more time before go with Provincial. It can be a unbelievable slow in building progress. We are building in Sydney as well, our total building cost over $600,000.

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Freestyle A
Oct 20, 2018 10:35 pm
pEast
pEast
Yesterday

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hey PEast, Great news. Can I ask at what stage did you get your independent inspector around? At or prior to PCI? Good luck for handover! Glad u got your…

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pEast
Oct 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Ezza78
Ezza78
Yesterday

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 161, 162, 163

Hi MangoC, it was listed separately to site costs under OHS but we didn’t have the tiger tails cost, we did sign a long time ago and I know of other builds both with…

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Ezza78
Oct 20, 2018 7:20 pm
gogo65
gogo65
Yesterday

Let's do it all again

Let's do it all again
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

OMG okjorg, I just read your original thread again, 70 pages of absolute nonsense before soil was turned! Oh what fun we had designing your home!

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gogo65
Oct 20, 2018 7:07 pm
gogo65
kks
kks
Yesterday

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD

House prices sliding, building approvals sagging. building product suppliers already squealing, and the building industry is putting up its prices! Interesting days ahead…

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kks
Oct 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Tash801
Tash801
20 October

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

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

4 days until you start Brad. We just finished week 2 and only have cut and fill done ☹️ You guys will probably overtake us

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Tash801
Oct 20, 2018 5:31 pm
KingTaco
KingTaco
20 October

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD

Ahh right that makes sense - and yeah I believe they don't bother with council approval until covenant approval is received. Hopefully that happens quickly for you!

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KingTaco
Oct 20, 2018 5:23 pm
KingTaco
lorrainey100
lorrainey100
20 October

How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

OT Some trades often take advantage of owner builders, here's what to do Thanks for replying 1. Detail, Plan and Cost whats involved - I provided them with an…

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lorrainey100
Oct 20, 2018 2:14 pm

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