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Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
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Wow... i have really enjoyed looking at yr updates aphsta... Thanks for the heads up on some of the upgrade costs. we have been investigating building the Avalon Altona…

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SW2772
Jun 23, 2018 9:53 pm

The house is elevated so there is about 4ft space below floor. When bath/ shower cubicle is removed we expect that the ceiling will need to be re-sheeted. Tiles cover…

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mrs mozz
Jun 23, 2018 9:10 pm

I thought the same thinking pelmet. But I was advised that it wasn’t needed and I wouldn’t regret it. I’m so glad I did it because it definitely gives of the…

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Emmz70
Jun 23, 2018 9:05 pm

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
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Far out :O Is that concrete spray on your bricks too? Hopefully none on your garage door.

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cat_dunc
Jun 23, 2018 8:28 pm
cat_dunc

quick update the build is slowly progressing well. we've just finished the garage roof, framing is well underway with 90% of the wall frames done, will move onto the roof…

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frankily
Jun 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Plan sitting on our block which finally goes to settlement this Friday after a year of waiting!!! Front elevation showing facade. Floor plan :)

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sarahmarie
Jun 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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$600 per colour not per room. So if half your rooms are one colour and half another, that’s still $600. We got wisdom to paint our home theatre a different colour but…

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MandM+4
Jun 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Some tradie has dented our 2 day old fence already 😤

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mj-mac4
Jun 23, 2018 8:11 pm
mj-mac4

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Hi We have signed up to build an Alto 3 months ago, still waiting on Metricon to give us final cost and contract etc. How was your experience building the Alto.…

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cookiem
Jun 23, 2018 8:03 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Getting rather excited now. 5 months in and I feel we are so close to finish (but so far!) We are in the final stage. Painting has been done, electrical fitout, render.…

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Laura Ireland
Jun 23, 2018 8:01 pm

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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Hi Simpson The information posted by Apsterenator is the same information that was provided to us by our real estate agent.

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GL1970
Jun 23, 2018 7:43 pm

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
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Hi All, This forum has been not been active for a while. Hope everyone is having their house built moved in. I thought I will say hello to all and if you could share their…

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sanny
Jun 23, 2018 7:32 pm
CC7
CC7
3 h

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD

your exterior selections give a really clean look, love the look of it. We asked for recessed door tracks and got denied! A little bummed about that now I see you are…

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CC7
Jun 23, 2018 7:19 pm
CC7

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

Has anyone used any other methods to reduce sounds transfer through the pocket cavity?

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rusty_spoon
Jun 23, 2018 6:17 pm

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Hi there! Joining in to follow along. We're using the Bloom Blend tile in our ensuite as a feature wall, so am keen to see photos of how yours is looking. Am also now…

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Binderella
Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
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Hello Guys could any body tell me how long it takes to approve DA by Campbelltown council ?

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mataba
Jun 23, 2018 5:17 pm
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Choppy182
Jun 23, 2018 4:30 pm

Kit home addition?

Kit home addition?

No specific details at the moment as it was just an idea. I was thinking treated wood framework and weatherboard /corrigated iron consisting of about 6 rooms. One house…

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Hedgewitch
Jun 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Hedgewitch

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

Congratulations! Wonderful to see the family already enjoying that new lounge. Looking forward to some more pics when you are all moved in.

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Variegated
Jun 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Variegated

Visited yesterday at lunchtime to find Joel and Rhys on site doing the final bits and pieces in the kitchen and laundry including the cleanup. Laundry bench has been…

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Variegated
Jun 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Variegated

Our final site plan. Earthwork has started on 18 Jun and pouring of slab has been scheduled on 28 June. Hope there won't be any delay.

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Kimmykim
Jun 23, 2018 2:52 pm

Bricklayer has finished, very happy with our bricks 👍😀😀 Front wall will be rendered.

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Code128
Jun 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Code128

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
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you may be right. They are saying this area will be Bella Vista so that's why perhaps?

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bps18
Jun 23, 2018 1:04 pm

change over ducted heater

change over ducted heater

Is $2500 too much for a Bonaire rhino 320 change over including installation and remote control with 6 years warranty and compliance certificate

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Bee H
Jun 23, 2018 12:47 pm
ehhc
ehhc
10 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Plumber came back and fixed the hws relief value! But the sensor part wasn’t done and I wasn’t contacted like he said he would do when they get onsite. I actually have…

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ehhc
Jun 23, 2018 12:30 pm
ehhc
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mj-mac4
Jun 23, 2018 12:24 pm
mj-mac4

Bit of progress since our meeting. The mounting boxes have been removed from the garage GPOs and light switches and replaced with clipsal iconic and the fuse box has been…

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Choosy
Jun 23, 2018 10:26 am
Choosy

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️

My build in Bloomdale- Handover not accepted ☹️
VIC
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I don’t want to excuse the poor job your building is doing and you should chase this to the bitter end. But just to answer your question regarding house quality. 1.…

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kirashogun
Jun 23, 2018 9:28 am
CazMaz
CazMaz
13 h

Concrete slab repairers Brisbane Recs

Concrete slab repairers Brisbane Recs

Hi! We want to fill in some cracks in our concrete slab and, grind and level it smoothly for our flooring to come through, plus also someone who can fill in cracks in the…

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CazMaz
Jun 23, 2018 9:20 am

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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Hi CW, I've been following this thread for a while (lurking!) - we are building the Havana 35 as a KDRB in Newcastle. At least we will be if we ever get it through…

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Newy-Jan
Jun 23, 2018 8:32 am

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild

Anyone building in Bridgeman Downs with AusBuild
QLD

The fencing isn't complete just yet but the whole lot will be enclosed just for us yes :) The trees on the lot are marked under a Significant tree overlay through council…

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AlCaLuJo
Jun 23, 2018 7:51 am
ash w
ash w
16 h

help with old screen doors

help with old screen doors

Hi I am looking for some help with finding some vintage screen door hardware. I am making my doors out of reclaimed silky oak and would very much like to compliment them…

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ash w
Jun 23, 2018 6:03 am

Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo

Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo
QLD

Building with Stylemaster, Why not go to the bank, pick up $400000 and set fire to it.... That would be far less crazy than actually building with them. These guys should…

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Gordo69
Jun 23, 2018 12:32 am

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Sutto79
Jun 23, 2018 12:06 am

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT

NEW BUILD - HGWA SOUTHPORT
WA
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It’s looking amazing! Love your tiles and the freestanding Bath, not too much longer to go now!

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vanessah2015
Jun 22, 2018 11:36 pm
vanessah2015
Meg5ie
Meg5ie
23 h

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?
NSW

Hi guys.. I can't decide at all what grey to go for? We are using Scyon Linea and want flexibility with a light or mid colour grey/brown. I really liked the look of Gal…

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Meg5ie
Jun 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Drew01
Drew01
23 h

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
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We do have a big space to fill... LoL

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Drew01
Jun 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Drew01

Had a couple of days visiting site, to mark where we want our noggins to be placed in the bathrooms - what a nightmare, having to envisage how a wall's going to look over…

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Drew01
Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Drew01
tina v
tina v
24 h

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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Hi there Thanks for the information. Can I ask whether there were any additional charges for termite treatment? A friend of mine is also building with Fairmont and said…

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tina v
Jun 22, 2018 10:22 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
Yesterday

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
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lol breebarter dishwashers are the best!!! although you will start to have arguments about who's turn it is to unload it each time haha yeah loveeee the rain shower…

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gr8ly
Jun 22, 2018 9:51 pm
gr8ly
Manny007
Manny007
Yesterday

Kellyville/Bella Vista Land prices

Kellyville/Bella Vista Land prices

Hi guys !! So thought it was probably better to have a stand alone post ! I am looking to buy into Kellyville/Bella Vista but wanted to get your opinions on what the…

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Manny007
Jun 22, 2018 9:50 pm
gogo65
gogo65
Yesterday

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

So sad to see such delays. I don’t think I’ve read about one person that has been happy with the administration phase. I’m not looking at building with wisdom (I…

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gogo65
Jun 22, 2018 9:46 pm
gogo65
gr8ly
gr8ly
Yesterday

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome

MOVING - Valeco - Polished Concrete + Monochrome
QLD
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looks like a display house staceyrussell - meanwhile i don't know how patient you are about not moving in yet! i would be wanting to move in ASAP! that floor looks so so…

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gr8ly
Jun 22, 2018 9:44 pm
gr8ly
Catgrrl
Catgrrl
Yesterday

Searching for this amazing tap

Searching for this amazing tap

I can find similar ones but nothing exactly like the one pictured. Have you tried contacting the lodge?

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Catgrrl
Jun 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Catgrrl
Bels
Bels
Yesterday

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating

Oh forgot to mention, if the opportunity presents itself, go visit a showroom. Some Hydronic installers even have working systems to give you a feel of what you would expect.

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Bels
Jun 22, 2018 9:33 pm
eirrac
eirrac
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?

GJ Gardner Montville - has anyone built?
NSW

we have built the montville 462. We basically left it exactly as per the layout except we had to move our garage back to comply to covenants and removed the bar from the…

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eirrac
Jun 22, 2018 8:20 pm
eirrac
eirrac
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD

GJ Gardner Montville- First home build- QLD
1, 2

Hi all havent looked at this for a while. House is all complete. Very happy with how it all turned out. If I could change anything I would either make the garage two…

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eirrac
Jun 22, 2018 8:18 pm
alymei
alymei
Yesterday

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
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Wow I cant believe your house is at pci stage already! We have been looking at land now our house has settled, and found ourselves in your estate. Your home is so…

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alymei
Jun 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Rachael13
Rachael13
Yesterday

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)

KDR Henley Reserve (MainVue)- Aegean 38. Settlement :-)
VIC
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I'll share some muddy pics so you know what your in for - or at least you can have a good laugh at my expense. :-)

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Rachael13
Jun 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Rachael13
inexp_user
inexp_user
Yesterday

Left over bricks

Left over bricks
VIC

We have kept a few pallets of our bricks. The SS said we've paid for them, we can keep them or they will dispose of them. We are keeping to use in the landscaping…

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inexp_user
Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm
inexp_user

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