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Monkey55
Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 852, 853, 854

I believe it is however many weeks over from end of contract date to handover date. Our handover was about six weeks after PCI. As soon as we finally knew handover was…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
shazaw
shazaw
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KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 76, 77, 78

Ok time for updates ....Carpet went in today ... so sorry no pic totally forgot to take photos. Decking resumed and Landscaper continued to level lawn area. Still no…

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shazaw
Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm
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mj-mac4
Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm
mj-mac4

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Love your selections! I wonder why they are a little similar. We chickened out too, don’t worry there’s always the next build 🤪lol

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breebarter
Jun 21, 2018 7:55 pm
breebarter

Cavity sliding door - using Mass Loaded vinyl for sound proo

Cavity sliding door - using Mass Loaded vinyl for sound proo

Hi I am researching ways to reduce noise transfer via the empty ‘pocket’ in the wall where the cavity sliding door sits when open. This pocket cannot be filled with…

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rusty_spoon
Jun 21, 2018 7:52 pm

Squee!! I dropped the kids at school and saw a crane lifting frames etc upstairs and was thrilled to see they’ve done most of the upstairs already!! Took the kids down…

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tinkster
Jun 21, 2018 7:41 pm
tinkster

Love reading everyones threads so I thought it was about time I started my own :) We have bought an acre in the Southern Highlands with registration/settlement is expected…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 7:25 pm

Hi SBG14 - how exciting! What facade are you doing? We will be going for the manor facade, probably in a dark grey and broken up with timber and stone - sort of like the…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 7:11 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 560, 561, 562

Sounds really similar to our situation. I changed jobs right as we realised that it was not going to happen with our first bank. I was already struggling thanks to my…

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Jenifermarie
Jun 21, 2018 7:05 pm

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD
1, 2

we are about to sign building the montville 462 in Victoria, but have changed the floor plan a fair bit, so hopefully it all works out

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SBG14
Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld
QLD

are they available through coral or are you supplying your own?

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candiceb
Jun 21, 2018 6:47 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Went to see carpet people today and had a look at the doors...the linen cupboard and wardrobe doors are mostly all off the bedroom doors looked ok. The sliding door from…

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trimum
Jun 21, 2018 6:45 pm
trimum

The bricks do look awful but they will not be seen once the rendering is complete. As long as the walls are straight and the bricks sit neatly on the brick lip I don’t…

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Tribe7
Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Tribe7

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?

Hydronic slab for heating AND cooling?
NSW

I love the look of polished concrete - but the hydronics company has put me off because of some horror stories about polished concrete having to be patched after builders…

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seechange
Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?

Anybody with experience or knowledge of Mega Homes?
VIC

Oof, that's a pretty damning review. Unfortunately, for them, this is the pattern we've seen with any reports. They've countered that their buy-out has fixed their…

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Eric_Melb
Jun 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Is there a pressure limiting valve fitted? There should be. If not, contact the builder because you have paid for one.

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SaveH2O
Jun 21, 2018 6:35 pm
SaveH2O

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks Rachael, Our SS still won’t give us a date but we aren’t in a hurry. Admin stated NHP is not scheduled until end of August but we’ll see.

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firsttime_homies1401
Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm
firsttime_homies1401

Site meeting this morning to try and get an idea of timeframes for PCI. Communication does not seem to be Avelings strong point so meeting the SS does help put our minds…

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nicolac34
Jun 21, 2018 6:23 pm
nicolac34

Well we're now locked out and can only peer through windows for photos. Looking good though. Love our kitchen.

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Guy T
Jun 21, 2018 6:14 pm

june update about 1 month to go before handover starting to look at quotes for blinds, landscaping etc butler pantry driveway not yet done, waiting on gas…

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neb880
Jun 21, 2018 6:05 pm
neb880

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
1 ... 28, 29, 30

based on our build so far, and how good our site manager and Group 4 reports have been, I wouldn't bother with an independent inspection for our build. My builder mate…

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Drew01
Jun 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Drew01

Not a decent pic but sample with the red dot is charcoal and next to it black japan

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Emmz70
Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Mate , they will slap you another $1000 to do that , doubt you will be looking at your box once the house is built so don’t worry about it I say

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Mojitostan
Jun 21, 2018 5:28 pm

shame on you porter davis

shame on you porter davis

terrible quick to take your money.. ' aftercare' IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH. any complaints is oh everything is in guidelines!! front door is bowed the bow must be 6mm out to…

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crofty
Jun 21, 2018 4:17 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

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

We definitely have a floor waste in the laundry and we didn't ask about it. It's standard with Rawson

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CG Scardycat
Jun 21, 2018 4:16 pm
kbvd
kbvd
4 h

home building in macarthur heights with fall

home building in macarthur heights with fall

Hi all, Does anyone come across the variation in contour survey compared to original Landcom Designer contour plans before…

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kbvd
Jun 21, 2018 3:47 pm

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thank you so excited 😁! I know so impressed with how quick it’s gone up for the both of us! I really can’t wait to get inside and use that kitchen and finally…

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vanessah2015
Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
vanessah2015

DUCAN Trading - 2nd Hand Building Material in Chipping Norton- provides recycled solid bricks, pavers, at lowest price guarantee. Recycled solid…

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Ducan Trading
Jun 21, 2018 3:14 pm

A lot has been done since last updated and now we are in week 12. Bricks, cladding, plaster, doors, waterproofing, architraves etc etc.... ......but I'm annoyed. Down…

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SKND10
Jun 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 755, 756, 757

Iconic series for the switches and power points only.

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InvincibleInDN
Jun 21, 2018 2:38 pm
InvincibleInDN

Crystal waters

Crystal waters

My concern is that on original contours which I know weren't final when agent sold block to us, had a 5% fall - according to council they are now between 13-18%. We cannot…

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Stimpson
Jun 21, 2018 2:27 pm

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1, 2, 3

Registration update Dear Crystal Waters purchasers, We have just had an update from the developer regarding issues with council. Council have requested a last minute…

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apsterenator
Jun 21, 2018 2:02 pm

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Hi, I was just wondering if the above is still consistent with the revised AS3727 standard? I had read the standards for joints had been revised but it apparently only…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 21, 2018 1:53 pm

Plumbing missed after slab

Plumbing missed after slab

After doing this post we also realised they missed the drainage from the butler's pantry too. To fix the one in the alfresco they had to bring a pipe up next to the…

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aphsta
Jun 21, 2018 1:27 pm

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ

Modified Coral Marcoola 32 SEQ
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wow I love the bold colours! Gorgeous 😍

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mj-mac4
Jun 21, 2018 1:11 pm
mj-mac4
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Phan
Jun 21, 2018 12:34 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

My architect didn't speak of any such restriction. Im not having a balcony on the side, just a long one on the front which stretches 10m along the front of the house.…

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Cooky
Jun 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Cooky

I'm doing some research about a real estate can anyone help?

I'm doing some research about a real estate can anyone help?

My mates and I are looking to create a property app, and we need to understand what people think about our idea. If you have a few minutes, please help respond to the…

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tammyt
Jun 21, 2018 12:03 pm
tammyt
CW_L
CW_L
8 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Got a call from our site supervisor. Piering to start next week, and slab to go in the week after. Yay! The ball has started rolling.. Lets hope the rain holds out for a…

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CW_L
Jun 21, 2018 12:02 pm
CW_L

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

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

more than two times for building time than the other builder's

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Jun 21, 2018 11:42 am
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bini
bini
9 h

Building Simonds Prague with Modifications

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

HI Tracey, Thank you for your quick response. Were there any contact details given to you for this company on Handover?? This maintainanence supervisor is claiming they…

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bini
Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am

Thanks J278, i won't say that it was a stress free event but it's done now. All that is left is front landscaping, back landscaping & i've decided i would like my front…

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Summitlovin
Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

Keep them if possible IMO, you could build some gardens with them a letterbox or sell easily on gumtree to someone looking to build the aforementioned items!

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DR-JEKL
Jun 21, 2018 10:17 am

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system
1, 2

Great strides have been made in heat pump technology (of which reverse cycle air conditioning is a type) over recent years. Many highly energy efficient (Passive Haus)…

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ddarroch
Jun 21, 2018 10:13 am

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC
VIC
1, 2

I totally agree. They are so bad. Our build took 12 months and 2 weeks. if we didn't have our independent inspector the house would be falling down.They used the wrong…

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lolly72
Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am

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