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Humphrey29
May 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Builder didn't recess our upstairs showers. What can we do??

Builder didn't recess our upstairs showers. What can we do??

Hi, I'm hoping I can get some advice from anyone that may have had a simlar experience or who might have some knowledge in this area. We are currently at lock up stage in…

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eltkris
May 21, 2018 1:02 pm

Haven't posted an update on the hoise for a while. Some artwork finally up and work started on the front deck. see more About the hoffman – Building the hoffman

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brucefil2011
May 21, 2018 1:00 pm
ehhc
ehhc
49 m

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Under cabinet spots or Downlight look great and connecting switch would be very convenient. I had to resort to a wireless remote controller to save an electrician coming…

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ehhc
May 21, 2018 12:33 pm
ehhc

Blinds

Blinds

I have both - white painted venetians in the bathroom, ensuite, laundry and blinds on all other windows, and panel blinds on our sliding doors. I didn't want fabric…

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TashPaul
May 21, 2018 12:26 pm
TashPaul

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon

GJ Gardner Mandalay 282 - Bundanoon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, thanks! Generally the build went well but council took forever - no issues, apparently just a new girl who crossed and dotted everything - took three months for…

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dillongl
May 21, 2018 12:04 pm
dillongl
Forg
Forg
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The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Aye, my comment was with respect to that specific post I quoted, not necessarily the thread-opener. On the one hand, I agree that from a basic level the stifling of…

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Forg
May 21, 2018 11:57 am

Almost Handover - Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochr

Almost Handover - Valeco Homes - Polished Concrete + Monochr
QLD
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Wow it is complete, how amazing for you Staceyrusell, your facade I'm in love with, all the best for hand over.

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Tashmc
May 21, 2018 11:45 am
Tashmc

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC

I have seen simmonds and carlisle start as early as one month after settlement.

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yasir_fnd
May 21, 2018 11:36 am

Valeco first time build North Brisbane

Valeco first time build North Brisbane
QLD

An update on our progress. We had colour appointment Thursday last week, but couldn't sign off as they didn't have prices for things we wanted to upgrade so have to wait…

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Tashmc
May 21, 2018 11:30 am
Tashmc

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale
NSW

Hi Adalon, Have you started building works? How is it all coming along?

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kjane
May 21, 2018 11:05 am

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

Insurance premium increases after Rezoning

I just got off of the phone to AAMI after their backend/review team. Long story short, they have no idea why there's a huge increase and from all reference on their end,…

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wesky
May 21, 2018 10:57 am
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aaron2008
May 21, 2018 10:38 am

Box Hill NSW - Builder recommendation and house design

Box Hill NSW - Builder recommendation and house design
NSW

Thanks I got the same feedback from other forums I have been reading. So far good reviews for Eden Brae and ok reviews for Wisdom

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CS199
May 21, 2018 10:06 am

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Council
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Agree - I guess all good things...... I understand they just need to do everything by the book and not take shortcuts which in the end is the best for everyone. Thanks…

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BrentandAllison
May 21, 2018 9:38 am
BrentandAllison

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.

Building with Metricon. The Mantra 25s.
VIC
1, 2

Im overly excited. And we don't even have a slab yet. Its been a very long wait. ::cheerleader::

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KolioCarr
May 21, 2018 9:35 am
KolioCarr

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

I walked past your place yesterday. Driveway looks great. Did your hubby do those brick garden beds himself. They are fantastic.

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bestspecials
May 21, 2018 9:34 am
bestspecials

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2

Two SS seems to be pretty they have one who specialises in the slab pour then one for the rest of the build.

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blackcat20
May 21, 2018 9:13 am
blackcat20

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 84, 85, 86

We have been to our site. They have already levelled it. Today they should do the piering. I will report back later.

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nada17
May 21, 2018 8:41 am

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Looking good! Love the splashback, and the hang rail in the laundry is a great idea!

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blackcat20
May 21, 2018 8:39 am
blackcat20

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 82, 83, 84

Absolutely! I can’t picture things from small swatches... much easier to see it in its entirety 😀

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shokel1975
May 21, 2018 8:16 am
shokel1975

We are at lockup! The bricks have been cleaned and we love how they have come up Kitchen is going in tomorrow and bathrooms Friday They’ve both been waterproofed and my…

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aphsta
May 21, 2018 8:14 am

Forst new furniture purchase in a while. Got this chair fpr $199 down from $1235. Cpuldnt say no. Also bought my first painting. Will share a picture once I hang it.

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aloenyx
May 21, 2018 7:19 am
aloenyx

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane
QLD
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That looks terrific. It definitely needed the tiles up behind the splashback. PCI on Friday, that is so close. Yay!!!!

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bestspecials
May 21, 2018 7:13 am
bestspecials

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands
QLD
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We drove by yours yesterday. Looks good. We are buying a block at the altitude estate. Will build an investment property (not with Ausbuild). Looking for a budget builder. :)

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akashsethi10
May 21, 2018 6:53 am
akashsethi10

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 44, 45, 46

THIS IS BTF 22 CSIRO PART 2 BELOW IS EVERYTHING THE PROBLEMS Site water problem identification It is essential to investigate the site and prepare it in…

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Mauromario
May 21, 2018 1:13 am
adamj
adamj
13 h

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.

GJ Gardner Logan went busted - house finally finished.
QLD
1, 2

This is a great post and we are just about to engage QBCC on a non completion due to liquidation / licence suspension. A couple of q's: - Did you need to get insurance…

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adamj
May 21, 2018 12:13 am

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2

The Levels are 57mm higher from front of house to middle of the house which is 12.5 metres long and the outside of brick A long the blind side of the house is 25 metres…

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Mauromario
May 21, 2018 12:04 am

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes
VIC

Has anybody heard of this builder or currently building with ? Found their display in Warragul which was good and like some of their plans but uncertain as to how…

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jabbriel
May 20, 2018 11:12 pm

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux

Metricon Trentham Build - The Baby Bordeaux
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Ezza, thanks! Wall colour is Dulux Ghosting in full strength. :)

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Bethany
May 20, 2018 10:52 pm

Anyone used asphalt shingles?

Anyone used asphalt shingles?

We are OB and are laying an asphalt shingled roof. Would love to hear from anyone else who has done it... there doesn't appear to be many installers and we have been…

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Kylie T
May 20, 2018 10:16 pm
shazaw
shazaw
15 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 72, 73, 74

Hubby worked two hours fixing sensor lights for front of the house. One for front of garage and one for front of study room. Too lazy to go back and check if it works. and…

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shazaw
May 20, 2018 10:15 pm

Well, we haven't been idle. Our site slopes by about five degrees. That works out to about 3.5m height difference between the south west corner and the north east corner.…

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RuffTuff
May 20, 2018 10:09 pm
RuffTuff
cigr
cigr
16 h

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looking great! Such good progress. Beautiful view from the alfresco to the front door.

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cigr
May 20, 2018 9:08 pm

In some good news, I did get to have a sticky-beak this afternoon, when the joiner was completing some work. The house was nicely warm, despite having no-one being there…

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Variegated
May 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Variegated
Aleks
Aleks
18 h

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

Hi the controller won’t switch from cooling to heating? I’ve tried the reset functions just can’t get the mode key to work? Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Aleks
May 20, 2018 7:46 pm

Another week and no real progress. Still waiting on tilers. Most of the stone benches went in at the start of the week, so was great to see that happen but that was…

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sunnycoastfirstbuild
May 20, 2018 7:27 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 359, 360, 361

Yeah was hoping someone who has moved in or is going to their site could measure for me.

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emmyawards
May 20, 2018 6:43 pm

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in

Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in
NSW
1 ... 184, 185, 186

argh :( Yep.. totally hear you wanting your own space and home to yourself then!

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cat_dunc
May 20, 2018 6:05 pm
cat_dunc

Entry styling

Entry styling

Thank you the cup is a little trinket dish. Trying not to have to much clutter.

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James59
May 20, 2018 5:10 pm

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
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I know. The slab invoice and frame invoice do come close together. We should get our next in a week or so.

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bestspecials
May 20, 2018 3:41 pm
bestspecials
Choosy
Choosy
22 h

Advice on Driveway Concrete

Advice on Driveway Concrete

We are getting coloured grano with mesh in our garage, we had to choose from the CCS range with our builder. It is the one thing that we had to choose from a colour chart…

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Choosy
May 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Choosy

Leaking Balcony

Leaking Balcony

In Victoria it is possible to take action up to 10 years

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building-expert
May 20, 2018 3:19 pm
building-expert

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!

KDR - Henley Reserve (MainVue) - Aegean 38. NHP!
VIC
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I don't know what is going on but they are having major issues installling gas lines. SS was telling us that he's heard where houses on opposite sides of the road…

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Bri1234
May 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Bri1234

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne
VIC

Please don't laugh but my max budget is $320 for a small 20-23 sqm single storey house. Anyway, after contacting the recommended builders, it seems like it is really…

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ebanster
May 20, 2018 2:12 pm
ebanster


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