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Oh we had a few along the way too. But wood hill is so close. I love this area and it felt like it was never going to happen but now I can see it all coming together. If…

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cass_rox
Aug 17, 2018 7:43 pm
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Manhattan52
Aug 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Manhattan52
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Corallake
Aug 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Corallake
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Doulton777
Aug 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Doulton777
ash28
ash28
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Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

just be carefull about big name builders. They take the deposit for Tender but not going ahead with the Build if there is a slope. I lost $1000 in deposit with Clarendon.

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ash28
Aug 17, 2018 7:09 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Thanks everyone! Good luck with the rest of your building journeys. See you on the insta side! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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mj-mac4
Aug 17, 2018 7:06 pm
mj-mac4

Fairhaven Homes

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

I am so sorry, that's not fair that Fairhaven are not communicating. Have you had anything to do with your site supervisor yet?

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GEOnTREY
Aug 17, 2018 7:02 pm

Handover went well today. There a couple of things left to do like they have to hose down the alfresco area its dirty but they waiting for the bobcat guy to level out the…

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icat2000
Aug 17, 2018 6:52 pm
icat2000

Issues with property inspection

Issues with property inspection
1, 2

I know they destroyed my house had to have my bricks all pulled down on back wall and side walls mines a mess side wall is warped they had to remove all the red bricks…

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irisheyes015
Aug 17, 2018 6:44 pm

I know they destroyed my house had to have my bricks all pulled down on back wall and side walls mines a mess side wall is warped they had to remove all the red bricks…

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irisheyes015
Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm

North Kellyville The Promontory

North Kellyville The Promontory
NSW

Hi, initially we paid $1000 for tender to Clarendon and after 2 weeks they came back that they can't do it because of too much slope. I lost the deposit. I have heard that…

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ash28
Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm

Slab Heave Cause?

Slab Heave Cause?
1, 2, 3, 4

I have a question for the experts here. My slab formwork was completed today. And pouring of slab will be next week. However according to forecast there will be heavy…

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MyFirst
Aug 17, 2018 6:25 pm

Trying to decide which wood heater to buy, we’re looking at modern inbuilt models. We’ve narrowed our choice to the following two: Kemlan C900

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jodesandnaz
Aug 17, 2018 6:22 pm

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands

Dream home build in the Southern Highlands
NSW

Hi Seechange, how are you going with designing up your Montville, any progress ?

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SBG14
Aug 17, 2018 6:03 pm

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

It's not acceptable I cant send photos

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irisheyes015
Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm

So had a visit today and met SS regarding frame completion date - he showed the photos taken on 21/05/18 of work done. Carpet is in Laundry benchtop Common bath…

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pEast
Aug 17, 2018 5:39 pm

Custome home design to build...experiences or advice?

Custome home design to build...experiences or advice?

Here is my advice: when I was installing flat roof at my house my contractors were guys from http://misterroof.net. They’ve given me a lot of good advices.

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krawling
Aug 17, 2018 5:34 pm
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Bronte19
Aug 17, 2018 5:24 pm

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
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Hi All, If you are on our database you'd already have the news, but we've just been advised of the issuing of the Subdivision Certificate by Blacktown City Council. They…

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michaelturneraurum
Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm
michaelturneraurum

Final some progress. All fencing and retaining walls finished. Underslab foudations and drainage finished this week. Prepping for the slab pour next week. Powerboard in…

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Dan brissy
Aug 17, 2018 4:59 pm

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 5 - Frame

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 5 - Frame
QLD
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SS said that because they have to be 1m away from the roof valley or something.... not too worried, the front is being rendered so the pipes will be painted the same…

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BrentandAllison
Aug 17, 2018 4:08 pm
BrentandAllison

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Thanks all, I am looking forward to getting it moving. All of the first bits, paperwork etc just takes so long. Once the slab is down i will feel like it is actually…

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GarethB
Aug 17, 2018 2:28 pm
GarethB

Dj roberts

Dj roberts

Has anyone built with DJ Roberts in Brisbane? And what was your build time from slab to handove?

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Bubgalow123
Aug 17, 2018 1:22 pm
J_C
J_C
7 h

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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Hi All, First post for me. We are building with KH and also had a delayed experience with admin staff (8months). Think we avg the same as others with 2 weeks between…

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J_C
Aug 17, 2018 12:54 pm

Project builder for steep blocks

Project builder for steep blocks
NSW

If possible, consider 3 level split. Should be suiting your 5 m quite well. I have a split design on 3 m fall, cut and fill sorts most of the issues: I have around 1 m…

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alexp79
Aug 17, 2018 12:13 pm

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
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Yeh am aware we would be charged if we change after. So you made changes for AC and were charged $1000 But this change was subject to engineering. And you made more…

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Kery_deep
Aug 17, 2018 11:36 am

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi, we have just started building Vaucluse 41 with Carlisle. Does anyone know how long it takes to finish the base stage? Thanks

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chatzyy
Aug 17, 2018 11:17 am

Anyone on Meridian Clyde North

Anyone on Meridian Clyde North
VIC

Hi, we have just started our build as our land title got delayed.

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chatzyy
Aug 17, 2018 11:15 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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:) thanks what was the reason for having the cabinetry done post handover? cost/quality benefits? what else are you doing post handover? we are engaging contractors to get…

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madj-m
Aug 17, 2018 10:44 am

Singhs homes

Singhs homes
VIC

I am in the same boat, thinking to build with them, please share if you get any valuable info! thx

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abhi3001
Aug 17, 2018 9:27 am

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. All locked up!!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. All locked up!!
SA
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Electrical have been out most of the week, but no one else. We've spoken the the ss and does well be next week. He is still confident that we'll be done around the 6 month…

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Nawsome
Aug 17, 2018 8:52 am
Nawsome

I have Warwick curtains samples that the lovely consultant left with me. Have a look. I’m thinking of sheer linen but not sure yet. As I originally choose sheer silk.…

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Doulton777
Aug 17, 2018 8:05 am
Doulton777

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

Thanks! I think the full service (all in one) builder is more suitable for us. Do you have anyone in mind for building on the upper north shore in Sydney?

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Huggies
Aug 17, 2018 12:25 am

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!

Would you recommend JG KING? bit nervous!
1, 2

You might benefit from checking the date of the original post you are proposing to respond to :) You've just answered a question someone asked 9 years ago!!

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Funk52
Funk52
21 h

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

I convinced my builder to install fresh water points. The bidet shop sent me a copy of the certification test that was done on the Coway BA13B model and I sent this to my…

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Funk52
Aug 16, 2018 10:24 pm
AIB
AIB
22 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Hi NDDreamhome I haven't book my pre-gyprock appointment in as it slow down a lot since new SS got onboard. Recently they only got half house washed in 2 weeks. I have…

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AIB
Aug 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Mira
Mira
22 h

JG King -Urbis 1

JG King -Urbis 1
1, 2

Yes they are lovely at the start. Once you sign on the dotted line its a nightmare.

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Mira
Aug 16, 2018 9:42 pm

Update photo of the house front. Things seem to be moving along nicely now.

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philbert83
Aug 16, 2018 8:57 pm
GLO
GLO
23 h

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread

Wisdom Homes - Manhattan 39 Build Thread
NSW
1, 2

Looks fantastic! I’m having the same facade but brick around the garage! What tile and colour selection did you go with?

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GLO
Aug 16, 2018 8:24 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

I will do the same next time I am there..Wowonly.what lot do u have ?

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saratogarise_lot103
Aug 16, 2018 8:11 pm

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

Hi, I'm also looking at building the Boston but have only just started looking so I'm curious to understand all the costs involve and extra things I need to consider…

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Amanda_Ly
Aug 16, 2018 8:08 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sounds like you have a good SM now! It could have been all too easy for him to ignore those issues and just continue with the build. Great to know he is being thorough. πŸ‘

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shokel1975
Aug 16, 2018 7:59 pm
shokel1975
KatFife
KatFife
Yesterday

Expansion Foam

Expansion Foam

Great thanks will look into your links. Appreciate it.

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KatFife
Aug 16, 2018 6:41 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Thanks Stoff...I have no idea on water sounds, but drive around our area too, other house are done in a similar manner to ours. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht…

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excited_builders
Aug 16, 2018 6:11 pm
MicknCi
MicknCi
Yesterday

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio

Taking the plunge building Simonds Rio
VIC
1, 2

Agreed - Idiots. We queried it at drawing stage AND at frame stage (before the plaster was put up and requested the noggins be placed elsewhere) and both times we were…

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MicknCi
Aug 16, 2018 5:55 pm
MicknCi

we have our colour selection in July 2018. Before colour selection we have done to each supplier to look and feel the stuff and what options are available. Just ask your…

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nafeesra
Aug 16, 2018 4:48 pm
sien86
sien86
Yesterday

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert

unbelievable!!! 😩

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sien86
Aug 16, 2018 3:54 pm
splendid_12
splendid_12
Yesterday

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

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