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sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
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Hi there, Just wondering how your home construction is progressing? Is there any feedback?

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Capri33
Jun 25, 2018 3:43 pm

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

Bummer! I know a lot of it comes down to availability of the earth moving equipment...

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blackcat20
Jun 25, 2018 3:37 pm
blackcat20

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA

The picture with with Bank copy is what we originally and still would like, but the picture I have circled the window and sliding doors is what they expected to change it…

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mumbron
Jun 25, 2018 3:26 pm
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blackcat20
Jun 25, 2018 3:25 pm
blackcat20

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 549, 550, 551

Wouldn't trust these guys to put lego together let alone build a house!!! I hope anyone considering building with them comes here first and gets to read all this. I had…

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Whitey22
Jun 25, 2018 3:24 pm

Painting external brick house

Painting external brick house

No, but it is a one way trip. Someone painted my old brick house and I would love to unpaint it! If you DIY a sprayer will be your best friend

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brokenstick
Jun 25, 2018 3:22 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

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

It’s a scam as the builders want to protect their margin .

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Mojitostan
Jun 25, 2018 3:13 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Awesome, thanks that does seem pretty reasonable and less scary. I just got the Austral retail pricelist and the rawson standard bricks range from $1454-$1597/1000 and the…

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luxbuild
Jun 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR

Henley Reserve Aegean 45 KDR
VIC

Hi Scott So sorry for the delay in replying. I actually walked away from Henley at my contract appointment, so I'm not building with Henley anymore. I'm now building the…

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dimitri
Jun 25, 2018 2:10 pm

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane

First Home - BOLD Portofino 229 - Brisbane
WA
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jayyenn, when we had our appointment with Evolve we chose 2 variation options and they provided the prices for both so that we could then choose which one to go ahead…

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chrinee
Jun 25, 2018 1:31 pm
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kmartin3
Jun 25, 2018 12:59 pm

Steel or Iron - Industrial range - Austral Bricks

Steel or Iron - Industrial range - Austral Bricks
NSW

did you pick up that one? i am doing brick selection, how it looks like?

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lydiazlh
Jun 25, 2018 12:58 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 561, 562, 563

I think the master suite of the Monte Carlo has its exterior left wall directly above where the dining room wall is below, therefore I can’t see why you couldnt extend…

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MandM+4
Jun 25, 2018 12:43 pm

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'

New House Build KDR Blackwood SA Fairmont Homes 'The Grand'
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Dan, that gives me some hope! Someone started on our brickwork on Friday so fingers crossed they can now start on the internals so get things moving :)

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kelwos44
Jun 25, 2018 11:54 am

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi Tina, Yep it sure was I think about $1500 extra (I think our build is just under 200sqm). I thought I was prepared going in with a bit of experience from the design…

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kelwos44
Jun 25, 2018 11:52 am

Porter Davis - Madison 40

Porter Davis - Madison 40
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Hi Gio I'm about to go to tender for a Madison 45. What do you think about your Primeline Newport cladding, compared to the scyon linea cladding? I'm not sure which to go…

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dimitri
Jun 25, 2018 11:39 am
CC7
CC7
5 h

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD

Yep that’s what our sales person said. Good to know Bestspecials I didn’t trip when walking through our house yet, I will have to look at them this afternoon. We…

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CC7
Jun 25, 2018 11:03 am
CC7

Update: Louvre windows and master bedroom stacker door panels are now in, which completes our partial lockup stage. Hebel is 90% complete and the scaffolding has gone…

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lilbza
Jun 25, 2018 11:01 am
lilbza

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!

Iluka - Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Waiting to start!
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

We both would have never picked these - but for some reason, when we were at Beacon lighting looking at different lights - I walked over to these and said "Huh, these look…

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BrentandAllison
Jun 25, 2018 10:41 am
BrentandAllison

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Hi jagand Where we can see new changes pl suggest me thanks

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mataba
Jun 25, 2018 10:33 am

Metricon - Chelsea 37

Metricon - Chelsea 37
NSW
1, 2, 3

Update 25/06: So not unsurprisingly our Bi-Fold doors did not get installed on Friday as was told. Supposedly supposed to happen tomorrow now. If they get held back…

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zooch84
Jun 25, 2018 10:02 am

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast

A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Were you happy with your home in the end? We’re looking at building with Hallmark but reviews are hard to come by!

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Charle
Jun 25, 2018 10:01 am

Building with Hallmark Homes

Building with Hallmark Homes

Has anyone built with Hallmark Homes in Queensland? We’re planning on building a modified Aspire 284 but can’t find any reviews on the Product Review web site since…

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Charle
Jun 25, 2018 9:59 am
Njay
Njay
7 h

GJ Gardner- Blue Water Design

GJ Gardner- Blue Water Design
NSW

HI Karryne, We are in a discussion with GJ Gardner for the same modified blue water design to be build in North…

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Njay
Jun 25, 2018 9:10 am

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35
NSW

Plan looks great and the external colors look like they are all coming together. Seems your admin stage went fairly fast!! And the progress since February has been pretty…

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gogo65
Jun 25, 2018 9:05 am
gogo65

Clean fill wanted Perth

Clean fill wanted Perth

Hi there are you still chasing fill

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Jace2004
Jun 25, 2018 8:28 am

Some pics from last week...a but late in posting but there were a few days when no work was done at site. The Sm said its because there was a delay with the frame…

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excited_builders
Jun 25, 2018 8:25 am

Any Questions on Windows and Doors, incl. Energy & Acoustics

Any Questions on Windows and Doors, incl. Energy & Acoustics

Hi I don't get many questions these days. There is a lot of information and misinformation on the forum, I can add to information and correct misinformation, just…

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ECOECO
Jun 25, 2018 8:24 am
ECOECO

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

I haven't done nothing at the moment. I am just waiting for the builder to give me the complete price to talk to the bank.

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InvincibleInDN
Jun 25, 2018 8:19 am
InvincibleInDN

FlameZone cladding?

FlameZone cladding?

Thanks! I did find this brochure online too but it's not 100% clear to me. I've emailed JH for clarification on what can and can't be used in their fireproof wall systems.

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Marieke
Jun 25, 2018 7:30 am

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1, 2, 3

Our Sunset clause date is 30th June. I am not confident that registration will happen by then. If we don’t register by then, we or the developer can rescind the…

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GL1970
Jun 25, 2018 7:09 am

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT
1, 2

Did you have carpet for the upstairs area? What are Rawson's standard carpets like, are they any good? Thanks Steeden

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Steeden
Jun 25, 2018 7:03 am
TCJ
TCJ
9 h

Bahama 33

Bahama 33

Thanks! Our SS told us last week that the tiling and painting will be done at the end of July and that our completion date is going to be earlier than we first expected…

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TCJ
Jun 25, 2018 6:29 am
Amish
Amish
18 h

Internal wall thickness

Internal wall thickness

I think it is also dependant on what material, eg: The outside of my steel frame was 90mm and the internal was 75mm. (or something to that nature)

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Amish
Jun 24, 2018 9:49 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hmm. Does that include light surface cleaning of the carpet? I thought of going over mine with my crosswave...

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emmyawards
Jun 24, 2018 9:07 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
19 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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Ok. You’re gonna furnish the house before they hand over :) looks like you’re faster than your SS :) Wow you moved out in 2015! 3 years ago! I don’t think I could be…

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k3nnis
Jun 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Renman
Renman
19 h

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 87, 88, 89

We used the form underlay as suggested and put cardboard on top and it seem to do the job for now.

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Renman
Jun 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Renman
Bels
Bels
21 h

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

There are some models of Actron Air which allow connection of standard thermostats/smart thermostats to control the unit over the proprietary Actron controller. You'd…

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Bels
Jun 24, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi Guys, I am building a Eden Brae Bristol 31 (Double Storey) in Schofields, NSW. The lot is 12.5 x 34 deep. The house width is 10.7m I have a question on House…

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Niel07
Jun 24, 2018 6:35 pm

site cleaning charge before build commence

site cleaning charge before build commence

Site scrape should be part of your normal sites costs so I wouldnt expect an extra charge for them to do that.

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blackcat20
Jun 24, 2018 5:10 pm
blackcat20
shazaw
shazaw
23 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Best to check out with electrician. If it is still working should be fine but check it regularly. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Tamm
Tamm
23 h

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi guys, For anyone building the Bristol can you please tell me if you were able to add extra depth to the garage? We’ve widened the garage by 1 metre but are concerned…

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Tamm
Jun 24, 2018 4:38 pm

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

I think she work for Metronest homes... I guess...

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patel1783
Jun 24, 2018 4:09 pm
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ozmonkeyoy
Jun 24, 2018 3:57 pm
ozmonkeyoy

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