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Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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For those of you who upgraded from standard to boutique stacker door, do the boutique come with a keyed lock? The AL website says it’s as standard. The item on our…

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goldencrumble
Jul 21, 2018 3:45 am
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Salfield
Jul 21, 2018 12:45 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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How does it switch over to the main supply? Could you do it manually? I don't know how it works either. What kind of maintenance does the sediment filter require? I've…

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twolittlepeas
Jul 21, 2018 12:37 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

Just curious how they are handling the flashing around the pier. The display was just typical flashing like you would expect and like the lysaght flashing guide shows…

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bank
Jul 21, 2018 12:06 am
bank

Asbestos???

Asbestos???

I think it's best to get it tested. You shouldn't fool around with asbestos since it can cause serious health issues.

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red wolf
Jul 20, 2018 11:52 pm

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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We're doing the lot. 2x ovens 1x gas cooktop 1x Qasair rangehood (requires quite a few bricks being removed and solid ductwork) 1x dishwasher And maybe a Jetmaster gas…

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Drew01
Jul 20, 2018 11:51 pm
Drew01

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

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
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I know I will probably hear the swearing and cursing here in Melbourne! I told him to only do 100 but he wanted to do 200 we compromised and agreed to 180 but wouldn’t…

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trimum
Jul 20, 2018 11:09 pm
trimum

Custom build Sydney Hills

Custom build Sydney Hills
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

Slab Heave Cause?

Slab Heave Cause?

What is your soil classification?

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SaveH2O
Jul 20, 2018 10:41 pm
SaveH2O

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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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

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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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 Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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No gift at all. But we did give a case of beer to SS. As you know we were chasing for Final OC from certifier after he gave a pass for landscaping as part of council's…

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shazaw
Jul 20, 2018 10:24 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
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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

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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i should be starting sometime in October , just waiting demo to complete when tenants moved out no later than early September

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Mojitostan
Jul 20, 2018 10:10 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
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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

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
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We paid $381 for R3.0 ceiling insulation and $661 for R1.5 wall insulation

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watto82
Jul 20, 2018 8:57 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
10 h

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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Kandi
Jul 20, 2018 6:10 pm

appliances

appliances

we are building with coral who use the technika appliances. just wondering if anyone has used them before and if they are any good?

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Tash801
Jul 20, 2018 5:59 pm

Double Glazing Advise

Double Glazing Advise

Hi! Without a doubt, go for the double glazed windows! We have updated all the windows in our home a couple of months ago. Part of our home is from the 80's (the…

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Lana Hawkins
Jul 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Lana Hawkins

Coral Homes Grange 29 - Newcastle Area

Coral Homes Grange 29 - Newcastle Area
NSW
1, 2

Had a slow start to our site due to a fair bit of weather over the past 5 weeks. Ended up getting the land cut on the 12th of Jun. From there we had rain delays for just…

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Mooboog
Jul 20, 2018 5:25 pm

Window covering advice for large stacker doors

Window covering advice for large stacker doors

I decided to take the role blins , there are so many beautiful patterns and in the children's room, they will fit perfectly. Since there is a lot of light in my house…

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Sara111
Jul 20, 2018 4:43 pm

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD

Building the Marriott 47 (Waldorf) by Porter Davis QLD
QLD
1, 2

We are building a Marriott grange 49 in Rochedale exactly whats on display at finch pde Rochedale. My wife and I have gone back and forths on the louvre windows, simply…

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Marriott49
Jul 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
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I am very sadden to see such a loverly cottage build turn into a nightmare. Your build was one of the more interesting and challenging builds i have worked on . though…

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Greennest
Jul 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Slab cleaning before handover

Slab cleaning before handover

Hi, I am getting flooring done after handover and the flooring company had said that the slab needs to be leveled and clean. At my PCI walkthrough I noticed lots of…

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Cellaraso
Jul 20, 2018 3:45 pm
CW_L
CW_L
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Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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WOO! Thats so amazing!!! newy-Jan super jealous of your pool! i was looking at shipping container pools the other day haha. We could make a small one work for our 12.5 x…

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CW_L
Jul 20, 2018 3:27 pm
CW_L
kodez
kodez
13 h

Is anyone building duplex at Gledswood hills

Is anyone building duplex at Gledswood hills
NSW

I thought you weren't allowed to build duplex's at the crest?

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kodez
Jul 20, 2018 3:19 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
13 h

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
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Yep everything needs to be in writing. Never assume with these builders....

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k3nnis
Jul 20, 2018 3:14 pm
kodez
kodez
13 h

Crest at Gledswood Hills

Crest at Gledswood Hills
NSW
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We are building on Kinghorne aswell.. What number are you?

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kodez
Jul 20, 2018 3:12 pm

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed

Coral Homes - Hampton 26 - Tweed
NSW
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Hi Emily, My wife and I are about to build with Coral in Wollongbar also. I've been told that our SS will be Steven Hill, but I have not had contact with him as yet and…

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Brad_2477
Jul 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Wild
Wild
14 h

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2

Finally ended up with dennis family, Its costing 315000 to build 28 sqm but really like there designs and quality output. its expensive but worth paying for it.

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Wild
Jul 20, 2018 2:47 pm

Floor tiling

Floor tiling

You are correct as wet areas must be tiled to get your Cert of Occupancy so the builder can hand the house over to you. We had the same issue; and wanted the same tiles…

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OurLindrum52
Jul 20, 2018 2:44 pm

Lighting recommendations in Sydney

Lighting recommendations in Sydney
NSW

I don’t know you’re taste, but there’s a great online lighting store (based in Melbourne) called Fat Shack Vintage. All of our feature lights and pendants have come…

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Claire+Leo
Jul 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Claire+Leo

Hi Thanks for your reply, Yes we understand now the head flashing over windows and doors are not easy to install after completion. What other options do we have? The…

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kereninotech
Jul 20, 2018 1:35 pm

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

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. All locked up!!
SA
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I know, was so quick. I'm going the rest goes as quickly. So next week will be internal doors, then it's painting and tiles. Not sure if the order as they have 2 painting…

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Nawsome
Jul 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Nawsome
bank
bank
16 h

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Is there timber above it? Looks a bit like the tannin bleed marks on the metal frame of our new timber gate.

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bank
Jul 20, 2018 12:52 pm
bank

uPVC or commonly known as vinyl windows and doors are newcomers to Australian market. These sturdy windows and door frames has been popular in America and Europe for a…

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AnnaGEM
Jul 20, 2018 11:56 am
AnnaGEM
Drew01
Drew01
17 h

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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That’s great Drew. Glad I could help put your mind at ease. there’s nothing better then seeing something you choose on someone else’s house. It gives an…

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Drew01
Jul 20, 2018 11:16 am
Drew01

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

SETTLING IN - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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Yasssss, can't wait for you to post some photos! :D We bought our kitchen pendant lights and they are sitting in a box.... need to ask our sparky friend to install them.

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staceyrussell
Jul 20, 2018 10:53 am
staceyrussell

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
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i'm looking for a small furniture maker in Melbourne. i want a small glass/aluminium display case made. referrals are greatly appreciated!

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frankily
Jul 20, 2018 10:40 am

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering

Metricon Winchester 28- Bricking and plastering
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

You are only in week 11! So when will be the handover? Another 3 months? That's very fast! In the contract it says 10 months He's saying end of September or start…

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Kimmykim
Jul 20, 2018 10:26 am

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