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Slab Heave Cause?

Slab Heave Cause?

There’s no trees or anything that is watered/retaining water near our property. It started one month after moving in in December 2015. Yes slab leveled were taken…

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FirstHomeBuilder25
Jul 21, 2018 3:51 pm

Saturday Pilgrimage to the house and they had installed the lights. Had to take inside ones through windows. Light outside back garage door and laundry door Kitchen…

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icat2000
Jul 21, 2018 3:28 pm
icat2000
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Wild
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Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

What's PCI inspection ? Have you engaged darbecca to perform inspections throughout the build process or just once ? I have decided to build with dennis family homes, its…

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Wild
Jul 21, 2018 3:13 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

thats really disappointing. hopefully everything gets sorted out.

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ymiao4398
Jul 21, 2018 3:05 pm

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW
1 ... 66, 67, 68

The water filter I have was the standard filter offered with “premium” homes, made by Water Filters Australia, the Platinum WFA5600. We’ve had the technician from…

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VistaDream
Jul 21, 2018 3:05 pm

Hi All, My wife & I have decided to create a 3D drawing of our house that we are looking to build with Dechellis. Would love to hear feedback - we were deciding between…

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Trent Smith
Jul 21, 2018 3:02 pm
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Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Sales people will be nice with you. You will know more as you progress. Wish you luck.

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blg
Jul 21, 2018 2:56 pm
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Doulton777
Jul 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Doulton777

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

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

Downstairs is the concrete slab so it's not done. We have the same thing.

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Renman
Jul 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Renman

I am now trying to decide whether to go for my original floorplan or convert to this one. Front of house will be North Facing.

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Trent Smith
Jul 21, 2018 2:12 pm
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Thickness of the benchtops - 20mm or 40mm?

Thickness of the benchtops - 20mm or 40mm?

Yeah, thinner stones are on the trend. You can get 13mm. I prefer the thicker look for the kitchen so will be leaving it as 40mm and bathrooms. It’s what you like the…

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One
Jul 21, 2018 1:37 pm

Which builder you would reccomend in West Melbourne

Which builder you would reccomend in West Melbourne

Hello everyone, I'm currently in WA. However, in 3 months time I may move to Melbourne. I'm just doing a bit research at the moment. I'm looking to buy a land in either…

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Aarush
Jul 21, 2018 1:20 pm
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Renman
Jul 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Renman

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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Hahha. Which one did you get? This one it’s there top of the range one. viewtopic.php?t=86597This looks pretty flashy to me too.…

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Renman
Jul 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Renman

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 854, 855, 856

Hi I should join this group. We are building the Madison 40 with master bedroom at front and Mayfair facade. Have had a few issues including our first site supervisor.…

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Madison40builder
Jul 21, 2018 12:05 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 579, 580, 581

We are still in admin, just today I asked for a cold water point, I’m wondering if it will be in lieu of or in addition to the rain water point? I guess I should check…

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spk_homebuild
Jul 21, 2018 11:41 am
spk_homebuild

Bathroom Tiles

Bathroom Tiles

Heyas, My builder is about to order tiles for my new home. What's the general rule, if any, regarding mixing rectified and cushion edge tiles? Is it OK to have cushion…

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Will Cost 5k Mate
Jul 21, 2018 11:14 am

Porcelain Floor tiles-Silver Ivory/Silver Light Grey - Hynes

Porcelain Floor tiles-Silver Ivory/Silver Light Grey - Hynes

Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any display home with the tiles from Hynes. They are porcelain tiles from the Silver Range and are called…

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dsnewhome
Jul 21, 2018 10:25 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Hi, Is there anyone paying 94A contribution to council? Thanks.

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wentworth33
Jul 21, 2018 10:10 am

Floor tiling

Floor tiling

Thank you OurLindrium52, that's very very good advice!! I wasn't even aware that the laundry did not have to be tiled by the builder, so that is something very good to…

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dsnewhome
Jul 21, 2018 9:49 am

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

Hi guys. Just checking in to see how your build experience has been with Icon Homes and whether your construction has completed. Not much detailed feedback online compared…

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willay
Jul 21, 2018 9:37 am

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Hi brains trust, Just wondering if anyone might be able to chime in about Bondor's or ARCPanel's all in one insulated roofing panels. We've received indicative costing…

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supa007
Jul 21, 2018 9:23 am

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
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So I ended up making an 18 page document with photos included and sent it by email to the state general manager of construction-that was when we started to see some…

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XRbarra
Jul 21, 2018 8:36 am

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD

Yesterday our land was finally priced, and comes with a nice incentive bonus of $3,000 off if we are building with a builder at their display village (which we are). Now…

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TiredHalo
Jul 21, 2018 8:26 am
TiredHalo
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aussieta
Jul 21, 2018 8:24 am
aussieta

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yup and totally worth it I think for hopefully a reduction in cooling costs. Reading up on it our insulation options for the ceiling were thicker batts or several foil…

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watto82
Jul 21, 2018 8:01 am
watto82

Scaffold removed and site cleaned up. Waterproofing of wet areas completed in preparation for tiling.

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pbwhi0
Jul 21, 2018 7:40 am
pbwhi0

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Who needs a backyard? Just step straight out the backdoor and into the shipping container! 😉 Maybe one of those plunge pools would work? How's your progress? Did…

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Newy-Jan
Jul 21, 2018 7:34 am

Avoca 25 Coral homes 2015

Avoca 25 Coral homes 2015

How much was the insulation blanket? Our colours consultant suggested we do this but didn’t have a price

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Tash801
Jul 21, 2018 7:12 am

Turf underlay levels have been brought right up now I can not wait to get pics later of turf going down!

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trimum
Jul 21, 2018 7:05 am
trimum
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Clareymoo
Jul 21, 2018 6:58 am

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed
NSW
1, 2

We are building in Goonellabah only just going to council. Keep me updated on how your ss goes.

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Tash801
Jul 21, 2018 6:54 am

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 79, 80, 81

We are no where as organised as you Shazaw. We moved in on the weekend in late April when we got the keys but although very comfortable and settled we still have along…

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Fee121
Jul 21, 2018 6:45 am
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Salfield
Jul 21, 2018 12:45 am

Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule

Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule
VIC

So is these correct method of HIA contract ??? Deposit 5% Base 10% Frame 15% Lockup 35% Fixing 20% Completion 15% ????

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patel1783
Jul 21, 2018 12:17 am

HIA Contract for new home

HIA Contract for new home

Hello Jay. Can you explain more about it please... we are build custom home design 31 sq. My builder put 210 when we sign our contract. Now he add 14 + 14 + 14 = 42…

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patel1783
Jul 20, 2018 11:51 pm

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
NSW

So as you can see from my OP, a fair bit of delay from submission to council to start date. We went through council rather than Certifier as our architect felt that the…

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Hillsbuilds
Jul 20, 2018 11:06 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Thank you very much, Zen Yes, you're a few weeks ahead of me. How long did H&H take to send you the first details floor plan for your review after you paid $5000 Tender…

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Tea Land
Jul 20, 2018 10:31 pm
shazaw
shazaw
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Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Wow, You will see a big different after driveway is complete, the house will be totally dressed up. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jul 20, 2018 10:29 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thank you. Losing our minds unfortunately. The lack of urgency has been really disappointing.

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Salfield
Jul 20, 2018 10:11 pm

Custom Home Builders

Custom Home Builders

Yes, Sydney is a dream destination. When I moved in the city, I had never thought I would be building a home here. But time turned into my favour and…

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miklehussy
Jul 20, 2018 10:10 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 554, 555, 556

I was credited back $488 for both the oven and rangehood combined and I supplied the ones I wanted. Unless you're keen on a particular oven you have to have, the ones…

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watto82
Jul 20, 2018 9:02 pm
watto82

We went with PGH Naturals 'Desert Sands' and PGH Naturals 'Eclipse' for the dark feature brick. All were in the standard range however we went with the off-white mortar…

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pbwhi0
Jul 20, 2018 8:30 pm
pbwhi0

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld
QLD
1, 2

That should look really good together. As long as you stick to a few colours, it always works.

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bestspecials
Jul 20, 2018 7:58 pm
bestspecials

Decking new Alfresco

Decking new Alfresco
SA

Thanks for this very useful, we are going to end up tiling it now ☺

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Trent Smith
Jul 20, 2018 7:49 pm

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
1, 2

Looks fab! Very similar to our choices in colours so I’m definitely a fan. I don’t mind the shower screen

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KateAndDuke
Jul 20, 2018 7:38 pm
KateAndDuke
kidu13
kidu13
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Has anyone done brickwork change during building ?

Has anyone done brickwork change during building ?
WA

Hi, We have almost reached plate high on our home building journey. After the rooms shaped out, we realized that , in one of the bedrooms, the wardrobe is probably in a…

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kidu13
Jul 20, 2018 6:58 pm
kidu13

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