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Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
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Congratulations on getting keys! I hope it’s all sorted for you in the end.

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Infra Red
Nov 18, 2018 11:45 pm

Our build includes external stairs coming off a deck. The stairs do not have a roof over them and so are open to the elements. Our spec called for galvanised steel…

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iTool
Nov 18, 2018 11:13 pm

Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
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it was 16.5k for the Doulton 56.

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stanus
Nov 18, 2018 10:56 pm
stanus

Omg! Your selections are very similar to ours! :) same floor tile as well! We’re building in North Kellyville :) and we just submitted to council this week so I’m guessing…

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JontyMonty
Nov 18, 2018 10:18 pm

Air tasker for the win, getting all this builders rubble removed

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blackcat20
Nov 18, 2018 9:44 pm
blackcat20

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 668, 669, 670

Thanks, we added back the 100mm after measuring it out today.

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stevezau
Nov 18, 2018 9:26 pm

Very true bro, Our house in under construction, our house is located to top of street with open area upfront & their engineering not used BRACING PLYWOOD to our front…

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patel1783
Nov 18, 2018 8:40 pm

Big gap between plaster nd skirting

Big gap between plaster nd skirting

The plasterer could have built the edging out a bit too much. It probably wont be noticable once painted. No big deal. :)

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Craigasaurus
Nov 18, 2018 8:07 pm

New build - Weeks Building Group SA

New build - Weeks Building Group SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We used level earthworx. Lol.. don’t ask

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benblinkau
Nov 18, 2018 7:09 pm
benblinkau

Sales Consultant Policy

Sales Consultant Policy

Why not, just say not happy, get me a new sales consultant or go to another display area, if not, you walk.

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Joker
Nov 18, 2018 5:54 pm

We've crushed up hundreds of bottles and now have about 250kg of glass standing by ready to add to the concrete floors.

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RuffTuff
Nov 18, 2018 5:52 pm
RuffTuff
Merve
Merve
10 h

Oil stain on deck

Oil stain on deck

Firstly full disclosure that i am a complete nuffy when it comes to DIY. I have managed to leave several integrain exterior ultraclear stains on my merbau deck when…

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Merve
Nov 18, 2018 5:34 pm

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

How exciting for you guys. Wasn’t that long ago we were there. Good luck on the offer. Reason we ended up going the franklin 53 was due to being a big frontage square…

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stoff17
Nov 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Althom
Althom
11 h

crack of the bath tub surround

crack of the bath tub surround

Looks like there's been a problem there for some time

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Althom
Nov 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Althom
GLO
GLO
11 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Hi everyone! Just curios about the Driveways and the common driveways servicing the rear access lots. My proposed drive way overlaps the common rear access driveway as…

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GLO
Nov 18, 2018 4:11 pm
CH+L
CH+L
12 h

Re waterproofing

Re waterproofing

The water proofing membrane would most likely be compromised and l would redo the waterproofing

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CH+L
Nov 18, 2018 3:22 pm
CH+L
CH+L
12 h

Waterproofing the shower room only or the whole bathroom flo

Waterproofing the shower room only or the whole bathroom flo

I always water proof the entire floor of all my bathroom renovations and use buytnol membrane exclusively on all timber floors. Also pays if your having a tiled base to…

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CH+L
Nov 18, 2018 3:20 pm

Removing window panels for cleaning

Removing window panels for cleaning

So we are trying to remove the sliding panels from our horizontal sliders so we can clean them. We can't clean from outside as we have fixed security screens. I have…

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butters7388
Nov 18, 2018 2:34 pm

Primary School

Primary School

Hello Everyone, My house construction will commence soon in Willowdale estate but I have started to get worried about schooling for my children. Daughter goes to primary…

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First in sydney
Nov 18, 2018 2:34 pm

Fairhaven Homes

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

How did your inspection go? Hope you are happy with everything 🙂

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GEOnTREY
Nov 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Althom
Althom
14 h

Neighbour paraplet wall?

Neighbour paraplet wall?

My guess if there is indeed overshadowing council will require changes. Neighbour can be as unhappy as they like but they have to comply with the regs

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Althom
Nov 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Althom
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SaveH2O
Nov 18, 2018 10:16 am
SaveH2O

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looks okay to me as well. Nice finish. On the 7th pic from the top why the concrete at different heights?

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chanaka
Nov 18, 2018 8:40 am

Termites

Termites

there is a product available from horse feed shops called apparrent surround it is mixed 1% with water and sprayed on hard surfaces and trees cannot be used around fish it…

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aussieta
Nov 18, 2018 8:37 am
aussieta

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Tash, sounds like your build is progressing well. Our slab is in and frames delivered. Are frames are meant to be up next week. The frame up payment stings..... …

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Brad_2477
Nov 18, 2018 7:58 am

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

It came up great! Just noticed you got the new black sink too! Must be getting close to the end now. Have they given you an end date yet? And what is the second concrete…

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Valandra
Nov 18, 2018 7:54 am

Cabinets and bench top have arrived and our doors have been installed and skirting boards have been fitted and we are looked out.

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mumbron
Nov 17, 2018 9:54 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

rain shower head

rain shower head

You can get full shower set including this round head from Alibaba for less than $200.

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alexp79
Nov 17, 2018 9:34 pm
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Howser
Nov 17, 2018 8:30 pm
jimbo73
jimbo73
Yesterday

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

The laminate floor is flat except about 80cm from the wall where a slight slope or slant starts up to where the floor meets the wall, its only slight , l got a 20cm …

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jimbo73
Nov 17, 2018 6:15 pm
PBN84
PBN84
Yesterday

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congratulations Tina. Finally it's happening.Can't wait for ours to start now.

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PBN84
Nov 17, 2018 5:04 pm
PBN84

Finally have a fence! Now we can start our landscaping planning. Excited to finish this off!

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Guy T
Nov 17, 2018 3:25 pm
building-expert
building-expert
17 November

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?
NSW

Your house is obviously smaller than the block of land , so it must be located with appropriate offsets from the boundaries. This is marked with pegs. Unless you are…

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 2:54 pm
building-expert

Week 17 Bricks have started and electrical rough ins have been done. Back door and garage doors (not roller door) have been fitted and frames for…

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Clareymoo
Nov 17, 2018 1:34 pm

Getting our bricks on!

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kjane
Nov 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Stimpson
Stimpson
17 November

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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how is everyone going? anyone starting soon to build? I see a few blocks up for sales and Express property back selling remaining lots?

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Stimpson
Nov 17, 2018 12:28 pm
mpricecs
mpricecs
17 November

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 564, 565, 566

We went the other way and made all our windows sliders. Bedroom windows saved $77 coming from awning. Likely double-hung will be more expensive, so maybe expect $120/avg…

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mpricecs
Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
17 November

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Manj, Good to know that they give a copy to us. We too have appointed DJM as requested by Carlisle. I guess as per Building Laws we can appoint any building…

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HoneyDee
Nov 17, 2018 10:36 am
HoneyDee
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 November

rain water tank not filling

rain water tank not filling

Just came across this thread, this is a late answer and the OP is probably long gone but here goes. Is any water at all going down the downpipe? It would be extremely…

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SaveH2O
Nov 17, 2018 9:38 am
SaveH2O
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
17 November

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Mate if you can't settle in the time frame they've given, you just start copping the interest they have indicated in the contract.. I think for a month's delay that…

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bluemetal77
Nov 17, 2018 9:36 am
bluemetal77
building-expert
building-expert
17 November

Refund for work not completed to contract

Refund for work not completed to contract
NSW

Refer back to your bathroom elevations and see if the builder has replicated what is on the drawings, if not make the builder comply

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
building-expert
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
17 November

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon

Our contract price never changed and was the same as the tender price. We bought our own soil test prior to getting quotes so they had to be competitive to get our…

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sweetswisssteel
Nov 17, 2018 7:48 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
17 November

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Good luck with it all. We've still not finished getting everything in place...

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blackcat20
Nov 17, 2018 7:18 am
blackcat20
kathysangel
kathysangel
17 November

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 90, 91, 92

Put it on google maps they will surely do something about it because it will destroy there reputation,I know I did it to my builder,its bad publicity wouldn't of handed…

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kathysangel
Nov 17, 2018 1:35 am
Phan
Phan
16 November

Colonial bar on aluminium double glazed

Colonial bar on aluminium double glazed

Hi All, Urgent help please! I have ordered aluminium double glazed casement windows with colonial bar to make Georgian windows. Now I am very worried that the colonial…

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Phan
Nov 16, 2018 11:18 pm
ajayjagdish19
ajayjagdish19
16 November

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Quick update: Allura estate leakes & palmers rd corner development- https://eproperty.wyndham.vic.gov.au/eP ... YP11249/18

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ajayjagdish19
Nov 16, 2018 10:26 pm
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Santo65
Nov 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Santo65

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