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Back yard coming together. Can finally see the finish line.

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bestspecials
Sep 20, 2018 8:13 am
bestspecials
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 m

Ring Doorbell

Ring Doorbell

Hi, if you are referring to the Digoo video door bell link that I had posted earlier - then essentially it is similar to RING. Both have video camera, PIR, wifi, powered…

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IamSAM
Sep 20, 2018 8:10 am
IamSAM

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Thanks singalg and lombieagle. I’ve just sent an email off to our CSR. It’s been many, many months since we last had contact so I hope she remembers me

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amf139
Sep 20, 2018 7:21 am
amf139

Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

And, assuming it's a gravity main, OP's not going to be able to have it "lowered" per se as the inlet and outlet pipe invert levels will be set to achieve certain…

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iTool
Sep 20, 2018 6:50 am

agi pipes and drainage connections

agi pipes and drainage connections

The way mine was designed, agi pipe terminated to a silt pit, from the pit it is then directed to storm drain. It could be your builder haven’t put in the silt pit yet.

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kirashogun
Sep 20, 2018 6:32 am

Cheap Builders - Sydney

Cheap Builders - Sydney
NSW

Looking for a project builder on the cheaper side that service Sydney with smaller size houses. Looking for rental so 15 squares at tops 3/2/1 would also prefer a basic…

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gach2
Sep 19, 2018 11:04 pm

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.

Our build experience. Photos, tips etc. 37sq double storey.
VIC

Bro, Seems like you lost interest in posting updates after May 25th. Can i see some more coming through? I am starting my build now. Shisir.

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regmiboyer
Sep 19, 2018 11:02 pm

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD
QLD
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I read your posts, I get it now, you wanted the Hampton look that would suit your block. Beautiful house, are you getting stage inspections for your build ie frame, etc?

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sweetswisssteel
Sep 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Sofies
Sofies
10 h

Anyone has built/building with masters realty group (MRG) ?

Anyone has built/building with masters realty group (MRG) ?
NSW

Hi I m here for same reason , anybody has some info regarding their reputation, i m considering this company , but dont know what to do cz no info of them in market,…

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Sofies
Sep 19, 2018 10:19 pm

Your experience with Burbank

Your experience with Burbank
VIC
1, 2

Burbank have very nice designs which we fell inlove with thought this was the perfect home for us after we spoke to consultant even got a rough price which we were happy…

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Jasmines
Sep 19, 2018 10:19 pm

Only three weeks away from the finish line and I cannot wait. Carpet ✅ shower screens, mirrors and linen doors on this week. First clean end of the week 😁

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cass_rox
Sep 19, 2018 10:13 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Congratulations BabyMichelle! Exciting days are coming. Are you going CDC or DA?

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MickeyDonald
Sep 19, 2018 10:05 pm

Not sure if they were hand painted we chose them from pgh and paid $4000 for the upgrade like your brick ours has little holes in them and the under colour is coming…

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kathysangel
Sep 19, 2018 9:35 pm

Hi Guys, I bought my house a year ago and only just noticed this. The side of the house is brick however the rest is sycon cladding. On one side there is a clear gap…

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millerl10
Sep 19, 2018 9:23 pm
estate
estate
11 h

Are bedroom sizes important?

Are bedroom sizes important?
1 ... 4, 5, 6

To pick up from an old thread. I think kitchen size and good size family living areas sizes and not to excessive and at least 2 living areas in the house are more…

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estate
Sep 19, 2018 9:17 pm

Ventilation of butler’s pantry

Ventilation of butler’s pantry

This is an older thread but we're doing the same but relocating the stove, oven and rangehood to butler's pantry. We have added 2 exhaust fans which will be ducted…

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Melbournevic
Sep 19, 2018 9:01 pm

Best value kitchen design ideas?

Best value kitchen design ideas?

My tip is to spend money where it is noticeable, and don’t spend money for a name when it’s not obvious. Sinks are a good example. Some of the "top"names will cost…

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arcadelt
Sep 19, 2018 8:35 pm

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Great news g33. Where are you building by the way? Site costs was a killer for us and to hear you got credit is indeed a blessing.

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chanaka
Sep 19, 2018 8:31 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 392, 393, 394

Nah mate, disagree. It's a free market economy we live in, I always ask for discounts and only buy from the retailer that does the best deal. You actually don't even need…

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sweetswisssteel
Sep 19, 2018 7:55 pm
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chrinee
Sep 19, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi, Does anyone see any issue with this plumbing rough in. I'm not expert but looks ok to me? How else it would be done? Cheers

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MyFirst
Sep 19, 2018 7:26 pm

Kitchen is now almost done, looking forward to seeing how our flooring looks once finished next week.

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Gerro
Sep 19, 2018 6:56 pm

Engineering report on screw pile requirement ...@honeydee I couldn’t see any in the left boundary of the house

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Manj
Sep 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Manj
Joker
Joker
14 h

Design Ideas for uPVC Windows and Doors

Design Ideas for uPVC Windows and Doors

How are they in extreme heat, will extreme heat fade them and bend them out of shape, im talking 40 degree temperatures.

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Joker
Sep 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Joker
Joker
14 h

NEWPORT 275

NEWPORT 275

8 months to 12 months.

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Joker
Sep 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Guy T
Guy T
14 h

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

We had about 500 bricks leftover and i ended up selling them for $250. Was a lot of interest in them lol

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Guy T
Sep 19, 2018 6:37 pm

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looking good my starts getting tiled next week bought my own tiles for splash back wont be to long now

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kathysangel
Sep 19, 2018 6:32 pm
bden
bden
15 h

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Porter Davis. No mod for (length) for a garage?????

Yep width was fine. I may look elsewhere damn shame I really liked their house

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bden
Sep 19, 2018 5:38 pm

Brick work VBA standard?

Brick work VBA standard?

no you tell them to fix it they went against plan they have to follow engineers plans your paying them there not paying you speak to someone from VBA or council they will…

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kathysangel
Sep 19, 2018 5:34 pm

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

The quality of our work is what we are known the services we offer for make us famous in the locale. Whether it is air conditioning installation Melbourne, or…

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kmairconditioning
Sep 19, 2018 5:27 pm

heating and cooling melbourne

heating and cooling melbourne

With the best knowledge and years of experience, the plumbers of are capable of offering the complete solution for all your air conditioning Melbourne needs. Call us at…

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kmairconditioning
Sep 19, 2018 5:26 pm

Now get the best services for from the most experienced technicians in the niche. With the best skills and appropriate experience, the team of KM Heating and Cooling also…

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kmairconditioning
Sep 19, 2018 5:22 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, 4

Speaking of flooring, we should be getting our flooring installed today. I won't be able to go down and check tonight, but I will be for sure tomorrow. They tell me that…

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Kollosche
Sep 19, 2018 4:58 pm

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?
1, 2

when you build up to an easement the foundations have to be deeper and stronger so the relevant authority can dig the drain up without your garage falling down

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aussieta
Sep 19, 2018 4:28 pm
aussieta

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28
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Our latest portal update. Wonder when will M officially contact us for our Home Presentation appointment. Theres no date showing in your portal under…

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Kimmykim
Sep 19, 2018 3:51 pm
KateW
KateW
17 h

Abode Vinyl

Abode Vinyl

Hi, has anyone had any experience with Abode Prime flooring (sold through Choices Flooring) we are looking at getting in our new build but can't seem to find much info on…

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KateW
Sep 19, 2018 3:47 pm
kks
kks
17 h

Double shower design help

Double shower design help

Reckon one could slip a double wc onto that plan with no trouble. Double sinks, double showers, interest rates on the way up, house prices sliding, are we all going…

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kks
Sep 19, 2018 3:39 pm

dual climate window films

dual climate window films

Massive difference to the heat coming in our West facing windows. It was fitted on a sunny summer afternoon and the temperature dropped in the room by several degrees…

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bashworth
Sep 19, 2018 3:12 pm
bashworth
Sethor
Sethor
18 h

Hot Water System

Hot Water System

Heat pump HWU's are great, just stay away from DUX & Rheem units as they have heaps of bad reviews. Best heat pump units on market are Bosch & Sanden. But you have to…

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Sethor
Sep 19, 2018 2:50 pm
nada17
nada17
18 h

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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the funny thing that we got the lock-up invoice today and therefore we requested an inspection. our SS told us that he is busy so the next inspection would be the…

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nada17
Sep 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Sethor
Sethor
18 h

Heat Pump Dryer

Heat Pump Dryer

They are definitely more efficient, how quickly you recoup ROI depends on your usage/energy cost.

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Sethor
Sep 19, 2018 2:21 pm
culumi
culumi
19 h

URGENT SALE !!! Best location - 111 Tallawong Rd, Rouse Hill

URGENT SALE !!! Best location - 111 Tallawong Rd, Rouse Hill
NSW

Hi everyone, I'm Culumi and just new to this forum. Basically, I'm the real estate agent from NOBLE GROUP. Currently, I have one client who cannot settle his house and…

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culumi
Sep 19, 2018 1:47 pm
culumi
culumi
19 h

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill

Buying land at Tallawong Road Rouse Hill
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Nikhilk, I'm the real estate agent based in Sydney and I can help you with buying a land in Rouse Hill. The per square meter price will be $1880 currently. I have one…

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culumi
Sep 19, 2018 1:36 pm
kidu13
kidu13
19 h

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
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Looks amazing !!

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kidu13
Sep 19, 2018 12:53 pm
kidu13
nanu
nanu
20 h

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)

Our SJD Homes Build (Somerfield Estate)
VIC

I have some big house updates coming up today. Stay Tuned!!!

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nanu
Sep 19, 2018 11:54 am
nanu

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I got an email from Rex and confirmation From my solicitor saying it’s all been filled with Titles office, and should be titled inside 3 weeks.

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Da9b18c
Sep 19, 2018 10:26 am

Waste

Waste

Pop up vs pop down? What do you suggest

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dani888
Sep 19, 2018 10:24 am

They have connected the water, i like seeing this starting to happen. Tomorrow is electrical and color appointments, hopefully after that it starts happening quickly.

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GarethB
Sep 19, 2018 10:00 am
GarethB

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Hi Aib, The SS said internal frame issues are fixed, however I have no way to verify as Internal lining was done thenafter. ND

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NDDreamHome
Sep 19, 2018 8:39 am

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