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Things are going swimmingly at the moment pending the Xmas shut down. The concrete blokes are great guys and said things always slow down around the time the house starts…

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Salfield
Nov 13, 2018 5:29 pm

Fencing dispute.

Fencing dispute.

I agree with GB and Bash. But - you are running out of time if you have an OS trip coming up. I'd pay and send them their bill. If they don't pay start action in Small…

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Saint Mike
Nov 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Saint Mike

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

I think it’s pinned at the top of the forum. But I think I saw that post also. We have elected to do driveway, paths, carpet, floor tiles, feature lights, fencing,…

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BrentandAllison
Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm
BrentandAllison

BAL rating in Willowdale

BAL rating in Willowdale
NSW

I have recently purchased a land. haven't got contract yet. I was verbally told that the land will have BAL 29 rating. The land is bush faced.

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slagozzz
Nov 13, 2018 4:32 pm

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43
QLD

I remember the ardu. Nice design. Yeah good idea getting the inspector too check it out. I felt that way about my windows. I wish I would have got the 300 series. But…

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Doulton777
Nov 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Doulton777

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

Dual Occupancy - Narre Warren South (VIC)

To be honest I was surprised that Metricon doesn't build in that area when I spoke to them. So I'm looking for other builders in that area that can build a dual occ…

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Yulia01
Nov 13, 2018 4:22 pm

Many thanks for the reply, however they were advised this is a charged system for rain water tanks above ground at the start of the build, and appears the pipes move…

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simonsss
Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA

Building again, Ben Trager homes WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

How is the build going? Any news on final lockup?

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steel
Nov 13, 2018 3:16 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 665, 666, 667

becks81 I would say no to be honest You still have to go not in exact order( and off the top of my head) Draft End Panel Construction Plans End Panel Demolition…

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Manhattan52
Nov 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Manhattan52

Our brickies have all finished, now looking forward to our next process.

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mumbron
Nov 13, 2018 2:13 pm

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

thanks can you recommend a good quailified inspector in the warrnambool area western victoria

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jimbo73
Nov 13, 2018 1:44 pm

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

Impressed work started on time on the Lilium! Hoping stage 5 start on time too.

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binky64
Nov 13, 2018 1:17 pm

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Bricks are up

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Bricks are up
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Well that's what happens when you buy a McMansions.. they just don't paint themselves you know! I will get an independent inspection so it might delay another week for…

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pandibabi
Nov 13, 2018 1:05 pm
pandibabi

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Mine is exactly like yours. Currently under construction. I worry about lots of things.. However this issue doesn't bother me at all. The frame is sitting firmly on the…

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MyFirst
Nov 13, 2018 1:00 pm

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting

G.J Gardner build - Week 17 - Painting
QLD
1 ... 15, 16, 17

I was imagining lime green for a moment hahaha love the colour choices! your house is gonna look like a display home. I went to Metricon's over the weekend (getting paid…

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pandibabi
Nov 13, 2018 12:52 pm
pandibabi

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon

Is it not in a new estate? Have you gone for a fixed site cost?

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Clean
Nov 13, 2018 12:45 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

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

My building inspector charge me $450 with all formal report event marked the rain mark so the builder will do the defects

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acindyworld
Nov 13, 2018 12:19 pm

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1, 2, 3

Hiya, After seeing a heap of display homes our decision to pick Dechellis was easy, their houses are beautiful and good quality. It is! Make a list of all the things…

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NicolleAW
Nov 13, 2018 12:03 pm

water heat

water heat

Also buy a cover.

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SaveH2O
Nov 13, 2018 12:02 pm
SaveH2O

Eden Brae Homes Quality isses

Eden Brae Homes Quality isses

Consider getting an independent inspection carried out on your build. We can assist or provide more information if you would like to have. a chat.

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Houspect NSW
Nov 13, 2018 11:49 am
Houspect NSW

Hi all, I am about to start and house extension and will be doubling the size of the house (it's a small house). Part of the extension will be on a subfloor with concrete…

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c.minx
Nov 13, 2018 11:46 am

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

Glendale 42 with Rumpus

We went with the custom builders to get the plans we wanted.

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NewJourney
Nov 13, 2018 11:44 am

**help** is this damp or water damage

**help** is this damp or water damage

Definitely arrange for a plumber to come out and have a look, a damp wall usually means there is a leak.

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Houspect NSW
Nov 13, 2018 11:44 am
Houspect NSW

Hi everyone, things have been a bit quite on our front while we wait for our land to title. Its getting close. Coral have got access now and our soil testing was done last…

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Rhani89
Nov 13, 2018 11:36 am

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
QLD
1, 2, 3

That will look so pretty!!! The whole neighbourhood will be walking past peeking at your house and pretending theyre just exercising hahah. Water feature - very fancy…

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Tajana
Nov 13, 2018 11:24 am
Tajana

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!
VIC
1 ... 56, 57, 58

At least it was the aircon installer and not the major tradies....

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blackcat20
Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
blackcat20

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Hi Danny, I like you reply. I am seriously considering doing an owner builder project for hopefully my final home. In my case, I have used a custom home builder and a…

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MrChelseaFC
Nov 13, 2018 9:43 am
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blackcat20
Nov 13, 2018 9:20 am
blackcat20

It was quite an effort getting the 10.5m roof panels up 6m with each weighing 126kg. We had to fashion up a crane from some old trusses. But it's all up there…

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RuffTuff
Nov 13, 2018 8:16 am
RuffTuff
Tim777
Tim777
12 h

First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes

First time building, Opinions on Coral Homes
NSW

Hi I am planning to build with coral homes and I was thinking to go ahead with baham 37 , I actually had a look at Bahama 50 and the price seems to be too high ,…

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Tim777
Nov 13, 2018 5:09 am
reaver
reaver
17 h

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Sell and then buy in a declining market? Might work if you sell now and buy at the bottom of the market next year. Huge risk though at calling the bottom.

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reaver
Nov 13, 2018 12:13 am
reaver
reaver
reaver
18 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 404, 405, 406

Thanks, water will stay on then

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reaver
Nov 13, 2018 12:05 am
reaver

Hi, Our bath tub has quite major cracks on the edges and where two surround wall join together. Also the some titles on the surround wall crack. What's the best way to…

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LARRY_Z
Nov 12, 2018 11:06 pm
pEast
pEast
20 h

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi Ezza - we were just looking at your house photos and how wonderful exterior and interour choices have turned out. It was nice that Arden picked up speed and you too…

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pEast
Nov 12, 2018 9:54 pm
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BuLe
Nov 12, 2018 9:24 pm
BuLe

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Looks really good, I didn’t get the pros just the standard plus a couple of domes as well, look forward to playing with mine one day.

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GarethB
Nov 12, 2018 9:11 pm
GarethB

New home build with Oracle

New home build with Oracle
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Allyh, unfortunately it’s been long but I think the clause is the same, Oracle took just over 7 months to build our house. It was so long and frustrating . I…

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mafu1983
Nov 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Mamz
Mamz
22 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

That's what was throwing me off, the missing crossbar! I thought they might have been the Mock Double Hung but the crossbar wasn't showing in the brochure. We're doing…

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Mamz
Nov 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Mamz

Choosing Colour in Residential Painting jobs

Choosing Colour in Residential Painting jobs

Painting is one the most efficient ways to refresh the house and increase the value without spending a lot of cash. Choosing the right colour for your residential painting…

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beverlyhomes
Nov 12, 2018 6:57 pm

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert
1, 2

So basically lot deadlines are still around 2020

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Xpress02
Nov 12, 2018 6:38 pm
nada17
nada17
24 h

Building with Kurmond Homes

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

great! congrats! if kitchen is there and tiles are in then probably 3-4 weeks more. as for the appliances, they sent us an email today, they say they will deliver and…

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nada17
Nov 12, 2018 6:01 pm
sparekh
sparekh
Yesterday

Helpful tools for First home buyers

Helpful tools for First home buyers

Hi everyone, Does anyone know any tools or website that could help first home buyers do following: 1) Keep track of Cost 2) Allow to make a list of inclusions with cost…

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sparekh
Nov 12, 2018 4:57 pm
sparekh
winto_04
winto_04
Yesterday

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 757, 758, 759

Probably. You will see 4 (maybe more) timber pegs in the corners, just outside where the house will sit.

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winto_04
Nov 12, 2018 4:36 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

HelixSteel - 3D concrete reinforcement

HelixSteel - 3D concrete reinforcement

Just ran across those guys. www.helixsteel.com.au Looks like a really interesting technology - adding zinc fibers to the concrete mix, it allows you to create much…

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alexp79
Nov 12, 2018 2:59 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Concrete Price per meter cube m3

Concrete Price per meter cube m3

Sydney currently is $250-260 per sqm for 25 MPA (incl GST)

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alexp79
Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm
steel
steel
Yesterday

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

So we signed our final contract about two months ago and our slab is down. Not much to see though at the moment.. We had a fair few struggles with our prestart…

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steel
Nov 12, 2018 2:07 pm

Wait until you start building, it’s even worse. If I don’t follow up an issue, I don’t hear from them but when I do it’s the same line “I’ll follow it up for…

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mak_
Nov 12, 2018 1:47 pm
mak_
slagozzz
slagozzz
Yesterday

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 157, 158, 159

How is Kaplan homes? When I was purchasing land the sales representative was suggesting me to go with Kaplan homes and she also has provided me with a one story 4 bed design.

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slagozzz
Nov 12, 2018 1:30 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
Yesterday

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Good luck, hopeful they get it done quickly for you.

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shokel1975
Nov 12, 2018 1:18 pm
shokel1975

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