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kdgirl
kdgirl
26 m

Pendant light help!

Pendant light help!

colin1, what distance between your benchtop and the bottom of the pendants?

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kdgirl
Jul 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Thank you everyone. There is a bit more progress, but no improvement in the communication. I have made it quite clear to the builder, his son and the electrician when I…

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Variegated
Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Variegated
ne0x
ne0x
39 m

Crest at Gledswood Hills

Crest at Gledswood Hills
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

https://youtu.be/rX8gu5MdRY4 https://youtu.be/55tcmoonQT0

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ne0x
Jul 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Zen
Zen
1 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Wow, can't believe how quickly it's moved for you kjane! Wonderful news! I'm looking forward to seeing all the progress on your build! Funny you mention the Lane Cove…

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Zen
Jul 18, 2018 3:35 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 578, 579, 580

Yeah, privacy is a bit of a concern but the design of the house mitigates most of the issues - e.g. we have the enclosed balcony off the master bedroom. I'll put…

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jqcc0
Jul 18, 2018 3:32 pm
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icat2000
Jul 18, 2018 3:25 pm
icat2000

Our modest little kitchen haha The plan for our landscaping.

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brodav83
Jul 18, 2018 3:12 pm

Keystart Refinance Times

Keystart Refinance Times

My partner and i are just about to put in our keystart application today. Our repayments will be quite high (total end amount after rebates 434K @ 5.17% means repayments…

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KD1sthome
Jul 18, 2018 2:53 pm

help with splashback issue in new house

help with splashback issue in new house

This is terrible. You should be getting what you paid for. I definitely looks like white grout not light grey. 😫

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mj-mac4
Jul 18, 2018 2:51 pm
mj-mac4
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mj-mac4
Jul 18, 2018 2:47 pm
mj-mac4

I need to remove the drain cover so I can clear the drain. The water is not running away and is flooding the balcony. Any ideas how to remove it please?

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Pauloswindon
Jul 18, 2018 2:30 pm

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Very excited cant wait for it to be finished long list to do after hand over lol!

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atemby
Jul 18, 2018 1:43 pm
atemby

Custom KDR Canberra

Custom KDR Canberra
ACT

Good to see another Canberra build! I think you've done a good job of capturing the orientation with that plan, although I second…

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algernon
Jul 18, 2018 1:13 pm

Redbank Plains Custom Build: Homes by CMA

Redbank Plains Custom Build: Homes by CMA
QLD

Thanks Alymei! I lost my internet for 3 days which have been the longest 3 days ever! haha I take it for granted until its gone and then I hardly know what to do with…

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Nublette
Jul 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Nublette

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Site start
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Fences are going up on Friday with site cut scheduled for Monday. When things happen they happen! Been assigned a SS who I believe is a recent poach from Arden, initials…

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Clareymoo
Jul 18, 2018 12:52 pm

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic

Building Simonds Hudson in Warrnambool Vic
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Yeah, I read in some of the paperwork somewhere that the developer had to provide a crossover, but they were never in the drawn plans. So what they did was put a shared…

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Halcyon
Jul 18, 2018 12:33 pm
Halcyon
CW_L
CW_L
4 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

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

aww hahaha It's always going to be like that. If we got to start again, knowing what we know now, i'd make so many changes. Right now, i'll be content with just…

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CW_L
Jul 18, 2018 12:15 pm
CW_L

Rawson build in Cameron Park

Rawson build in Cameron Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi We are also building a Stroud 30 however are still waiting for the land the register. Did you make any alterations to the Plan ?? I am thinking of extending the…

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Nat12Kel123
Jul 18, 2018 12:01 pm

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 2 - Plumbing Rough-in
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Update - Plumbing roughin completed. They have done a great job - I think :) Pipes sticking out of the ground - in the right place? Who knows just yet :) The temp power still…

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BrentandAllison
Jul 18, 2018 11:46 am
BrentandAllison

Coral homes marcoola 32 modified - mundoolun qld

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

We are looking at building with Coral! DO you mind me asking how much site costs/pierings ended up being with them? How much info did you have about your block before you…

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maddievans
Jul 18, 2018 11:43 am

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

THAT BATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!:x!

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spiffmiff
Jul 18, 2018 11:35 am
spiffmiff

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 373, 374, 375

Hi All, Has anyone tried to have their SM/SS install a provided door instead of the ones that was on the contracts? thanks!

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JoseCruz
Jul 18, 2018 11:13 am
kks
kks
6 h

Knock Down Rebuild SE MELB with Hallbury homes

Knock Down Rebuild SE MELB with Hallbury homes

Learnt the importance of azimuth/siting with my Laurence Street, Manly, unit. The most fabulous views across Sydney Harbour and out through The Heads. But what a cold,…

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kks
Jul 18, 2018 10:18 am

Site works advice needed

Site works advice needed

Those levels & that cut and fill is nonsense they are just burying Concrete & Bricks (@$200/m3 material cost while fill is only $30m3) The optimised engineering solution…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 18, 2018 9:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Hi all, Thank you for all your replies. I have applied a silicone as a temporary fix. It has been working so far. I definitely agree with getting a professional to do…

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knhchris
Jul 18, 2018 8:55 am

Deposit query?? House and land.. help!!!!

Deposit query?? House and land.. help!!!!

The amount you have already paid forms part of your 17.5k deposit.

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blackcat20
Jul 18, 2018 8:23 am
blackcat20

On this site shall rise... a new Metricon Franklin 53. We've been on Homeone for a few years now and its our turn to share our build journey. We are first time…

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dunkintoo
Jul 17, 2018 10:56 pm

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 86, 87, 88

Our slab ended up being 2 pours, they did the bottom first, then they did the top half (we have a split level). Frames were delivered yesterday, and i drove past this…

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the dream
Jul 17, 2018 10:31 pm
shazaw
shazaw
19 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 78, 79, 80

Thank you every one, really can't wait to be in the house. I have been moving bits and pieces every time I go over. And today hubby booked in removalist for tomorrow…

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shazaw
Jul 17, 2018 10:04 pm

Vinyl flooring going in this week. It’s not as dark as in the photo, even the walls look a different colour so must be my phone, and covered in dust from the slab but I…

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aphsta
Jul 17, 2018 9:40 pm

Rawson Balmoral 34 MK1

Rawson Balmoral 34 MK1
NSW

All good mate, glad to help. If you need anymore advice more than happy to help with what happened to us. Yeah I loved the Chifley as soon as I walked in with void in the…

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Salfield
Jul 17, 2018 9:29 pm

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 553, 554, 555

Thankyou. I think it was about $300 for the small tile laying charge. 😊

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mj-mac4
Jul 17, 2018 8:31 pm
mj-mac4

Hickinbotham offer timber bench tops?

Hickinbotham offer timber bench tops?

Unfortunately I work stupid hours. So I haven’t got the chance to go down to the gallery. But do Hickinbotham/ Statesman do solid timber bench tops? I like stone but…

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Kezza92
Jul 17, 2018 8:20 pm
gogo65
gogo65
20 h

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth

Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
WA

Plan looks fantastic, Looking forward to seeing your colour selection!

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gogo65
Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm
gogo65
trimum
trimum
21 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 45, 46, 47

We are probably getting one from bunnings too but still looking around

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trimum
Jul 17, 2018 8:06 pm
trimum

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??

Building with 8homes or UrbanEdge Melbourne ??
VIC

I built with 8 homes. Very good process, took shorter time than expected. Independent inspector said that this house was one of the very few that had very little to no…

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arrow224
Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm
GLO
GLO
21 h

New build & Electricity Smart meters (off peak with solar pa

New build & Electricity Smart meters (off peak with solar pa
NSW

Hi, I’m in the Endeavour Energy wholesale electrical area (greater Sydney area) which usually do not use Time of Use smart meters and rather use flat Peak rate and…

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GLO
Jul 17, 2018 7:28 pm
One
One
22 h

Caesarstone - mitred or butt joint waterfall ends?

Caesarstone - mitred or butt joint waterfall ends?

Mitred joint looks more seamless and modern but heard it's more prone to cracks due to movement. Butt joint looks more traditional. Any other pros and cons of both joints?

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One
Jul 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows

Bricky made cavity to big or windows need to come out a little Have the arcs been installed. Is it a strip footing or a slab. Could be frame is out of plumb not…

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mercury10
Jul 17, 2018 6:52 pm
Guy T
Guy T
22 h

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wow! we were just notified today pre handover inspection is set for 1st of August. Sooo exciting but feel a bit panicked now about all the things we have to do before we move in

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Guy T
Jul 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Prateek
Prateek
Yesterday

Tile Selection for your House

Tile Selection for your House
WA

Thanks alot for your advice. We will engage some professional to proof read.

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Prateek
Jul 17, 2018 2:52 pm
shazaw
shazaw
Yesterday

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

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

Nice colour, and you still have a decent room on the side. :-D Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jul 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Prateek
Prateek
Yesterday

Celebration Homes Build

Celebration Homes Build
WA
1, 2

Hi, Thanks for your reply. Trying to help forum users to make intelligent decision in selecting Tiles with an example of WA Tiles. You are correct that this is our Family…

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Prateek
Jul 17, 2018 1:58 pm
ligongl
ligongl
Yesterday

Our KDR Project - Canberra

Our KDR Project - Canberra
ACT

Thanks algernon, we are noting your points for our next iteration of the concept. Cheers

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ligongl
Jul 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Willp
Willp
Yesterday

Recommend a builder

Recommend a builder

A friend of mine has recently built with Sheridan Homes (AHB). And he recommends them. He is saying the independent inspector didn't find many faults in his reports. How…

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Willp
Jul 17, 2018 12:13 pm

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Keep on them PE, you’ve done well making sure Arden fix all the items on your report. We’ve got one more inspection and won’t be handing over the final payment until…

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firsttime_homies1401
Jul 17, 2018 11:47 am
firsttime_homies1401
thech_nerd
thech_nerd
Yesterday

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!

Henley - Sahara 40 Build - Fit out has begun!
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

at out local garden supply place they have used timber as the base and secured the shed on to it.they also have factory 2nd sheds for cheaper price.pay a visit to them and…

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thech_nerd
Jul 17, 2018 11:36 am
thech_nerd

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