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Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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To be honest, I don't see what the problem is here. If your inspection finds issues that need rectification, this allows the builder more time to have the issues fixed. …

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lilbza
Aug 14, 2018 7:10 pm
lilbza

Review talk about Flushing Toilet & Everything related to toilet we review products. We talk about what to buy & what not…

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pervez
Aug 14, 2018 7:01 pm
jcal
jcal
23 m

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Thanks All, yes, my calcs are the same, does not seem to require a charged system. I have not been charged for the upgrade BTW, just don't see why it would be…

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jcal
Aug 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

I have seen Thi many times before, your new door was not built like that, it means the frame has become misaligned due to ground movement. If I was you I would get the…

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building-expert
Aug 14, 2018 6:24 pm
building-expert

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
1, 2

Valendra just check the pendant light regarding the powder room, I am not 100% sure but my friend who is building with Simonds was not allowed to put a pendant light in…

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Tajana
Aug 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Tajana

Is it me or is the slab very close to the fence? I'm hoping they pour dirt up to the height of the lowest horizontal? I'm not sure if I should bring in an independent…

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pandibabi
Aug 14, 2018 5:00 pm
pandibabi
Zen
Zen
3 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Welcome to the party! Morri Is the Demo Corp disconnect the electricity & water service for you? Do you need to pay the fencing hire? How is their price like? …

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Zen
Aug 14, 2018 4:37 pm
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Monkey55
Aug 14, 2018 4:30 pm

Custom build Format Homes SA

Custom build Format Homes SA
SA

Master plans have been approved, footings report and variations received, and most of the selections appointments booked over the next few weeks. Yay for the fun part!!

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Monkey55
Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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It's about 1.1k per sqm to extend under roof line.

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doosra
Aug 14, 2018 3:48 pm

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
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Looks great can I ask how much you paid for it? We are getting a 140inch screen but not motorised. viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Doulton777

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

No problem at all. In my case I do not have a rain water tank. So only fresh water and recycled water and the garden tap happens to be fresh water. Is your builder…

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nsuinteger
Aug 14, 2018 3:42 pm

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA
1, 2, 3

Hahaha. Well that’s great news and when you say Adrian, are you talking about Adrian Newlands? He was our pre site manager too. He was great and helped at any moment.…

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stoff17
Aug 14, 2018 3:42 pm

Here's a house I'm building at the moment. 2450x4690mm stacker door. Recessed 20mm into the slab so it should be perfectly flush with the timber floorboards. Ecoeco have…

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JB1
Aug 14, 2018 3:37 pm
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IamSAM
Aug 14, 2018 3:13 pm
IamSAM

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Sandstone slab on top of bricks just like icing on the cake. :wink: Nice one. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Aug 14, 2018 1:57 pm

Mount Barker Thread

Mount Barker Thread
SA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I am building in Bluestone, They have mains gas, just wondering do I have to sign up to a provider?

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phantom18
Aug 14, 2018 1:41 pm

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD

Coral Homes – Grange 29 (St Kilda façade) HB/QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

· WEEK 11 - 6/8/2018 - Render and outside carpentry completed. Outside plumbing…

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mpricecs
Aug 14, 2018 12:52 pm

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

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

You built on a slope, so whether you retain or do a split level, you will be forking out some extra cash. You can’t make the slope disappear, so you have to deal with it…

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benblinkau
Aug 14, 2018 12:34 pm
benblinkau

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

I am on the right track of getting a structural engineer with his|her report and then talk to the builder based everyone’s advice. Thanks

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dataone111
Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
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aphsta
Aug 14, 2018 11:08 am

New Home Questions

New Home Questions
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi All, Do you have to do your storwater before the concrete paths around the house go down?

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phantom18
Aug 14, 2018 10:42 am

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

Does bored piers stops slab heave?

The whole point about building on highly reactive soils is to stabilise and keep moisture content even. That is why special care is required during construction and good…

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building-expert
Aug 14, 2018 10:37 am
building-expert

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW

Drafting is where we got held up too supposedly, but I actually think it was with engineering which is a 3rd party. The CSCs are generally lovely but they really have…

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blackcat20
Aug 14, 2018 10:02 am
blackcat20

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW

We did not have a good experience before the building process started, like with the paperwork, etc.. After we started building its been going good so far.. the site…

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sandhyasahoo
Aug 14, 2018 9:02 am

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Looking great pEast! Doesn't look like you have much longer to go!

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smithfamily
Aug 14, 2018 7:58 am
Choosy
Choosy
19 h

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters

Aveling Build - Rosehill Waters
WA
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Looking great, won't be long before you will be enjoying your pool.

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 11:50 pm
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
20 h

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thanks we are so glad that we did the sliding doors and fitout after handover. I have been making great progress with sewing the blockout curtains in between cleaning,…

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Choosy
stme
stme
20 h

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Insulating 7 Start + new house

What products can I use to insulate a 50sq double story house with hebel panels and terracotta roof. Also how can I avoid the thermal bridging of the alfresco with the…

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stme
Aug 13, 2018 11:30 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

Week 12 I seem to be getting slacker and slacker now with posting as we are entering to mid to late stage of the build. I guess this is because…

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Kollosche
Aug 13, 2018 11:06 pm

Custom Home Build in Woodlea Estate

Custom Home Build in Woodlea Estate
VIC

Hi everyone I've just started my blog about my new custom home build in Woodlea. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment and I'd be happy to help :)

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thepeachyave
Aug 13, 2018 11:01 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi Bobby1. Yes it is Cameron R! It’s good to know we have a great SS. We have our first site visit Wednesday and looking forward to meeting him. We are only early in…

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Mish018
Aug 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Choosy
Choosy
20 h

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
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Your front landscaping is looking good against your facade.

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Choosy
Choosy
Choosy
21 h

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Congrats your home is looking great and the dogs look super comfy. Nice time to get the yard sorted with spring just around the corner.

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Choosy
Aug 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Choosy
Cellco
Cellco
21 h

Builder Dispute

Builder Dispute

O.P. Early 2017 I purchased a property as a…

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Cellco
Aug 13, 2018 10:33 pm

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28
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Thanks! Yes, it's quite challenging doing it interstate. We are currently looking for fencing contractors and when I called them, the most common thing they will tell me…

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shokel1975
Aug 13, 2018 10:29 pm
shokel1975

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I am so frustrated that every plan and variation doc always comes back with mistakes and omissions. Then it takes weeks for them to fix it! They need better processes.…

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shokel1975
Aug 13, 2018 10:26 pm
shokel1975
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Doulton777
Aug 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Doulton777

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread

Porter Davis: - Rochedale 33 Build Thread
VIC
1, 2

Thank you Shane for your prompt reply. i am sure i will have more questions Kind Regards, Kumar.

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Kumar_r
Aug 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Dily
Dily
22 h

GJ Gardner Springfield - Seeking Reviews

GJ Gardner Springfield - Seeking Reviews

Hi everyone, I have secured a lot in Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain- Highlands stage 2, and now been doing some research on builders, finding it very exciting but…

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Dily
Aug 13, 2018 9:09 pm

FIRST HOME BUYERS

FIRST HOME BUYERS

Hi guys, my wife and I have just got a block of land that was valued at $140k. It is a bank repossession which we got for less than $100k. When the time come to build on…

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PeniCain
Aug 13, 2018 8:24 pm
J278
J278
23 h

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Your floors looks great! I think you’ve made the right choice. Love the colours of your theatre

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J278
Aug 13, 2018 8:11 pm
J278

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Slab prep

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Slab prep
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Week 3 Not much action again this week. Spoke to our SS on Wednesday and he let me know slab pour is scheduled for Wednesday this week and to…

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Clareymoo
Aug 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Hi all, As per the title does anyone know a good demolition companies in Sydney (specific area for the work is Baulkham Hills) or any that also do…

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JiMb00
Aug 13, 2018 7:31 pm
JiMb00

Underpinning Melbourne – offers professional residential underpinning and commercial underpinning services. Call 1800 449 365 for FREE quote !!! Reblocking is the…

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masterreblocking
Aug 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Fairhaven Homes

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

That's not good! But as you said better safe than sorry! We our walk through tomorrow.

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Bronte19
Aug 13, 2018 7:28 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys, thankfully I don't seem to have any refresh issues when I construct posts but I write them in a separate reply window rather than using the…

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JiMb00
Aug 13, 2018 7:06 pm
JiMb00
abhi3001
abhi3001
Yesterday

Albright / Elements / Westbrook - Truganina

Albright / Elements / Westbrook - Truganina
VIC
1, 2

when i signed the contract the said it will be Feb-Mar2018 !

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abhi3001
Aug 13, 2018 6:18 pm
stoff17
stoff17
Yesterday

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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

Sorry for plans again everyone, just wanted to put house measurements and size of house area (in right column) on as some of you requested and wanted to see if it worked.…

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stoff17
Aug 13, 2018 6:08 pm

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