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New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 71, 72, 73

We hope what we picked comes together well. We think it will but you just never know. Can’t wait for sheeting to look at each room instead of seeing through framing.…

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stoff17
Aug 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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Thanks Adiba, anyone else near completion ??

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splendid_12
Aug 16, 2018 2:48 pm

We have push to open cupboards to the other side of the island, seems to have worked well so far

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psur2357
Aug 16, 2018 2:34 pm

16 August 2018 Fireplace tiling has begun!!

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benblinkau
Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm
benblinkau
JB1
JB1
1 h

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

I would say that would be the most likely reason.

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JB1
Aug 16, 2018 1:48 pm
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Nawsome
Aug 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Nawsome

Expansion Foam

Expansion Foam

Expansion foam is suppose to have a sealant on top of it but the concreting is not compliant anyway. Have a look at where the DPC is!

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SaveH2O
Aug 16, 2018 12:49 pm
SaveH2O

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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these pics also display your amazing floors! i wish we went polished concrete now. Are you getting rugs?

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gr8ly
Aug 16, 2018 12:05 pm
gr8ly

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

There's fully custom with separate architect, and there is all in one custom builder with in-house architecture. The separate architect option, it's probably the dearest…

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kirashogun
Aug 16, 2018 11:56 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Hi AIB, It seems our slabs were poured similar time, mine was on 10 May 2018. I am also building Benham in Hornsby area. Work is going damn slow. I have got a…

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NDDreamHome
Aug 16, 2018 11:03 am

Oran Park Stage 32 2B

Oran Park Stage 32 2B

Land registered and settlement due date is 4th of September.... anyone on this part

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Rabindra.dhakal
Aug 16, 2018 10:05 am

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
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Really is that all? Wow I expected it to be more. You have done well. Ok thanks for letting me know. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 16, 2018 9:58 am
Doulton777

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - PCI booked
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

oh goodness, you poor things. As it was your concreter fault and they should know what they are doing, shouldn't they be responsible for the fall out and cost associated with it?

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WifeofHunza
Aug 16, 2018 7:43 am
WifeofHunza

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Our Garage slab is exposed, the gybrock is sitting on top of the Garage slab. so the skirting is done top of the Garage slab. Is this correct?

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Kandi
Aug 16, 2018 7:33 am

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself? There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…

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iTool
Aug 16, 2018 7:27 am

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

Building on Slope -right to left 1.25m- land - suggestions n

ratna I wouldn't proceed too far beyond the architects Sketch Without preliminary engineering Data and Construction costs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Before and After - exciting!

Before and After - exciting!

The transformation is wonderful!! Great job!

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red wolf
Aug 16, 2018 6:35 am

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Your downpipes are just one issue, the other is site drainage, you should be able to have natural surface drainage to LPD, with charged system you can't.

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2018 6:17 am
building-expert

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

Most or all of the trees are removed from site. And yes there is heavy machinery on site digging up.the site. Extra soil has alreaey been dropped.on site as well

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saratogarise_lot103
Aug 16, 2018 4:38 am
JB1
JB1
16 h

The price of energy efficiency in windows...

The price of energy efficiency in windows...

Not really sure as it wasn't individually priced, I purchased a house lot. But it was cheap for what they are.

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JB1
Aug 15, 2018 10:31 pm
meowys
meowys
17 h

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

We are having ducted cooling in the first storey ceiling and ducted cooling/ heating in the ground floor ceiling, except we are considering to have floor discharge…

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meowys
Aug 15, 2018 10:28 pm

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

And yes, we went last weekend. It’s beautiful. We also have burnished wood in our selection. Plus kitchen is 2pac with handleless but only on overheads not below…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 10:20 pm
kaycee
kaycee
17 h

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 137, 138, 139

cool thanks. I think if you are able to negotiate the price of a 300sqm land to at least $425K then you would be safe.

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kaycee
Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm

Priority for increasing home value

Priority for increasing home value

Most of the above suggestions are really valuable including renovating kitchen and bathroom. Now, I might not be an expert, however I agree with richardbalston above about…

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carpetsteamcleaning
Aug 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 h

Surveyors role

Surveyors role

Blame you!! Remind them you are not the builder. You don’t seem satisfied with the responses you’ve had. Call the VBA or have your inspector call the surveyor and…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
17 h

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

I agree I have my Monument And not too dark. I’ve seen lots of black and would consider that next time. Would be interested if it fades... anyone with experience with black?

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:51 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I’m sure a bracket half way down would be sufficient into brick. Bracket or 3 brackets, how much more noise can it make with water going down. I don’t get it but I…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 9:47 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

PCI is in the 29th of August. And hopefully handover on the 8th of September. 🎉🎉

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mj-mac4
Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
mj-mac4
Gaudi
Gaudi
18 h

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
1, 2

Congratulations Mauromario! What a long journey to VCAT, but well deserved outcome for you and your careless builder. Was the builder given a timeline to fix the…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Try calling Aplus building advice he may be able to help you. 97426121. Regards.

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Mauromario
Aug 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 857, 858, 859

Oh yes if they stuff up they need to rectify it. They made a lot of mistakes with our build and I thought we were fairly understanding with it all. My point is that the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

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

So we have been in the new house for 4.5 months. I've just done a blog about our New Home Care Inspection which happened yesterday https://waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.co…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Yeah I’m hearing you. Our battle has been the weather. So hopefully once external is finished, it’s full steam ahead Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
20 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

That is so exciting!! Feels so weird until they finally go in. No more ladders!

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Dani_J
Aug 15, 2018 6:30 pm

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Our builder advised they can't add a cold water point due to cross contamination, this makes it very difficult as the the toilets will be using grey water per council…

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TommGee
Aug 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Owner Builders-Sydney

Owner Builders-Sydney

Your certifier is talking about construction certificate (CC). But before CC you would need to receive DA or CDC first, which do not require owner builder permit, but do…

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alexp79
Aug 15, 2018 4:26 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
23 h

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat
NSW

Intergrated Granny - looks like a product for built for AirBnB.

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
IamSAM
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Tajana
Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Tajana

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
building-expert
bps18
bps18
Yesterday

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
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There is also no footpath yet on New Holland Drive. So wondering what type of final plans will go to council for approval? Plumbing/Taps plus the compliance certificate,…

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bps18
Aug 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi Renman, yes includes the rendered fence. That’s a pretty good price if that’s including the fence viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Doulton777
Summitlovin
Summitlovin
Yesterday

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 18, 19, 20

What’s wrong with your driveway?!

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Summitlovin
Aug 15, 2018 12:48 pm
subhra1981
subhra1981
Yesterday

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Any one knows which company does the fly screen / security doors for New Living Homes?

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subhra1981
Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am
Bronte19
Bronte19
Yesterday

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Had our walk through yesterday. Was happy to meet our SS who seems really good. Roof was supposed to go on Monday but due to high winds they have been unable to do so -…

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Bronte19
Aug 15, 2018 11:44 am
MisterSlope
MisterSlope
Yesterday

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Insulating 7 Start + new house
1, 2

Insulation products will only get you so far. The two key things are internal thermal mass and air leakage which will govern how effective your insulation is. Not sure…

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MisterSlope
Aug 15, 2018 11:43 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
Yesterday

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 556, 557, 558

bestspecials - you are correct about hubby too

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 11:07 am
IamSAM

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