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cat_dunc
Jul 23, 2018 7:57 pm
cat_dunc

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Hey neighbour! your house is looking amazing. I didn't check the driveway but I will now! we are up to fit our now. hopefully move in end of Sept.

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belindaboni
Jul 23, 2018 7:54 pm
kjane
kjane
11 m

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi, we are having a hinged door (standard in the Elyse) in the laundry and are having HHH put on the security screen door at a cost of $475. Is that the cost for…

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kjane
Jul 23, 2018 7:48 pm

PCI today and it went so easy. There was only 1 downlight missing, a couple of paint touchups, a bit of missed silicon,a final clean and for some reason the aircon didn't…

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bestspecials
Jul 23, 2018 7:20 pm
bestspecials
chippy
chippy
47 m

All white laminex kitchen

All white laminex kitchen

Silk is a semi gloss. If you see a kitchen in "silk"-Laminex or "sheen"-Polytec in isolation it looks quite glossy but when seen side by side with a true high gloss you…

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chippy
Jul 23, 2018 7:12 pm
chippy

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Yay :) I'm supposed to be getting piers this week. Still no slab pour date.

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CalicoCat
Jul 23, 2018 7:08 pm

What colour should be pain the front door? Originally chose white but now think that’s too boring. What about navy blue, a dark blue-grey or a charcoal to match the…

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Dani_J
Jul 23, 2018 6:43 pm
thme
thme
1 h

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi Choosy I have watched your build with much interest, as we are doing a similar thing to you (demolish and custom build in an established area). We've recently signed…

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thme
Jul 23, 2018 6:43 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

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

Another thing for anyone interested. A lot if not all builders send your plans offshore to be drawn up. 😳😳

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Salfield
Jul 23, 2018 6:42 pm

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Madness. I’d probably be in gaol as well. They think people don’t have jobs and can just take days off all the time. What a joke.

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Salfield
Jul 23, 2018 6:39 pm

Owner builder, is it worth it?

Owner builder, is it worth it?

I'm currently researching the best (and cheapest) way to build a house. My plan is to buy a few acres in rural vic (probably Pyrenees Shire) and build a small 3 bed, 1…

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Ironjay
Jul 23, 2018 6:29 pm

Arden - Votivo 43

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

Yay for being back on track Ezza! Facade is looking great

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Dani_J
Jul 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Hebel construction feedback

Hebel construction feedback
VIC

Resurrecting this old thread. Those that built with Hebel 5+ years ago, how are your Hebel walls holding up?

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 6:02 pm
reaver
Leey
Leey
2 h

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

We have the same issues as you and our builder has promised to re-do the brick work.

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Leey
Jul 23, 2018 5:48 pm
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Leey
Jul 23, 2018 5:40 pm

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!

Stellabella's second build...Final floor plan, contract!
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

We're planning our 2nd build as well and I came across your thread while doing a search about hebel. How are the Hebel walls in your first build and are you planning to…

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 5:36 pm
reaver

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 580, 581, 582

Tricky. I think the windows are probably the best you can do. I’d have the house asclose to the southern boundary as possible though as you won’t get much light on…

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MandM+4
Jul 23, 2018 5:35 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 855, 856, 857

We have the ones with the pins and they can only be locked from the inside see more About the hoffman – Building the hoffman

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brucefil2011
Jul 23, 2018 5:34 pm
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mj-mac4
Jul 23, 2018 5:30 pm
mj-mac4

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Your kitchen backsplash looks great! And I love the colour scheme of the bathroom. Now comes the fun part - decorating!

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allblaqk
Jul 23, 2018 5:29 pm
allblaqk

Kitchen island with floating floor?

Kitchen island with floating floor?

Pretty much the same process. Install kitchen before floor goes down leaving panels to floor off. Install floor Install false kickboards and panels over the new floor

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 23, 2018 5:28 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LOW ENERGY & PREFAB/MODULAR BLD

I feel project builders build sheds not homes and that there is an industry led push to prevent Owner Builders building their own homes! This is why I am offering free…

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Eco Ian
Jul 23, 2018 5:16 pm

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

I feel project builders build sheds not homes and that there is an industry led push to prevent Owner Builders building their own homes! This is why I am offering free…

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Eco Ian
Jul 23, 2018 5:05 pm

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

PCI BOOKED 26/07/18 AT 7:30AM WOOHOOOO

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atemby
Jul 23, 2018 5:03 pm
atemby

Yes. The opposite end will have cabinetry shelves under the bench.

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dunkintoo
Jul 23, 2018 4:37 pm

My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

Hi Guys, Here is my first kitchen reno I'm in the process of getting quotes for. I've had 0 experience and 0 professional advice. I'd like to hear all…

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robertye112
Jul 23, 2018 4:26 pm

Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Hi Ed, I've been inspecting a number of newly built homes with double glazed windows. From what I've seen, so far all double glazed windows have an aluminum spacer bar…

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meowys
Jul 23, 2018 4:26 pm

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah I am hoping for a similar time frame Just wondering what the rough cost is for the concreting of the…

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phantom18
Jul 23, 2018 3:48 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW

Hi again Tash, No security screens. Just fly screens. Extra insulation over the alfresco only $197 which works out to around $7 / m2. :-D

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Brad_2477
Jul 23, 2018 3:43 pm

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC
1 ... 169, 170, 171

We just got our flyscreens installed and we are two weeks out from pci

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icat2000
Jul 23, 2018 3:37 pm
icat2000
Leey
Leey
5 h

Smart Meter -good or bad ?

Smart Meter -good or bad ?

Thanks Bavshan. Do you have smart meter install ? We are worried about the radiation as the meter will be installed outside the bedroom wall. We definitely consider…

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Leey
Jul 23, 2018 3:22 pm

The facade from the final plans

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neg
Jul 23, 2018 3:20 pm

Yep, that's pretty much the situation. I will do that. On another note, I have 20cm between my carport and the neighbours fence on the build to boundary side. My slab…

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sweetswisssteel
Jul 23, 2018 3:15 pm

“Catagory 1” (or lower cat) bathrooms & kitchens

“Catagory 1” (or lower cat) bathrooms & kitchens

So while we all know different builders have different lower catagory ranges I thought a great way to help people earlier in their build journey might be to share…

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RobGee
Jul 23, 2018 2:59 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 554, 555, 556

We got charged $530 to provide 4 16mm thick white melamine shelves to pantry in lieu of standard

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Kevinmarques89
Jul 23, 2018 2:58 pm

We are Duc An Trading - 2nd hand Building Materials Supplier in Chipping Norton provide Recycled Building Materials including: - Solid Bricks - Pavers - Sliding Doors -…

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Ducan Trading
Jul 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Ducan Trading

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed

Walls - Cavity Brickwork head Flashings Not installed
WA

Hi Thanks heaps for your response. We completed building inspection report during construction (during the first height). Unfortunately the inspectors did not pickup…

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kereninotech
Jul 23, 2018 1:28 pm

Security Screens?

Security Screens?

Hi there, I'm wondering what your opinions are on crimsafe or the like? Can you recommend a brand? A company? We are in the Logan area.

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Ourhomebythehill
Jul 23, 2018 1:24 pm

Fencing dilemma

Fencing dilemma

CarolineJ There is no substitute for Quality Materials and Rendered brickwork Ranks among the best Brickwork Rates have dropped considerably in Perth...Great time to do…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 23, 2018 12:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3, 4

not as bad a reputation as Urban Edge!! I was talking to the cabinetry installers yesterday, and the husband was saying that our walls are amongst the straightest he's…

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Drew01
Jul 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Drew01

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 375, 376, 377

Aside from double glazed windows, we're considering putting up curtains with thermal fabric. Hopefully it pays off.

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 12:13 pm
reaver

Rothwell tarneit

Rothwell tarneit
VIC

what are they saying now about title date

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rjbhai02
Jul 23, 2018 12:03 pm

Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

Waterfall material same as cabinets rather than benchtop

But the OP has a CaesarStone bench top! You wouldn't put laminated panels like in the photo with caesarstone. The OP was talking about putting polyurethane or…

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reaver
Jul 23, 2018 12:02 pm
reaver
jsmi
jsmi
8 h

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 94, 95, 96

Hi Renman, Can I ask please, what brand/model is your front door and also what colour is it painted? Did you get gloss finish? We are looking at something quite similar as…

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jsmi
Jul 23, 2018 11:59 am
jsmi
syam
syam
8 h

Position of downpipes

Position of downpipes

Hi Guys, This is my first post in the forum. I am building a new home now and they have finished the external walls and roof work last week. However, the downpipes are…

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syam
Jul 23, 2018 11:54 am

Bifold Windows from Jason Windows, Avanti Glass & Aluminium

Bifold Windows from Jason Windows, Avanti Glass & Aluminium

Anyone who needs folding door and folding windows could contact me, require only 350 AUD/SQM, my email: guo@muropen.com

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cheney
Jul 23, 2018 11:00 am

We also had our plaster hung late last week. It's really starting to feel like a home now. We encountered one issue where our laundry door way is only 2m high instead of…

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lilbza
Jul 23, 2018 10:20 am
lilbza
CW_L
CW_L
10 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hahaha, that would be amazing! It wouldnt be too difficult to get one in after build right? Yes they showed up! no carpenter though. He's probably starting today, to make…

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CW_L
Jul 23, 2018 10:14 am
CW_L

Land at Rothwell or Orchard tarneit

Land at Rothwell or Orchard tarneit

Hi All, I am seeing one lot to purchase through nomination in orchard (stage 4) or Rothwell (stage 15) in Tarneit Rothwell one was originally purchased in mid 2016. If…

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rjbhai02
Jul 23, 2018 9:23 am

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