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Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey guys ive totally forgot to mention last winter my ducted heater stopped working and since we had RACV home Assist I called them with in the hour a local plumber came…

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Mauromario
May 27, 2018 11:27 am

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build

Henley Electra 2017/2018 build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey houseontherock, long time no speak :) Hope everything went well with your build and you're now in, enjoying your new home. We ended up walking away from Henley - after…

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Silver75
May 27, 2018 11:26 am
Silver75

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We also recently walked away from Henley - after the first deposit. We were so disappointed with their lack of communication and service that we had little confidence that…

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Silver75
May 27, 2018 11:21 am
Silver75

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2

Hi Clareymoo, I have read through your build build thread. IT seems like the developer has really sucker punched a lot of hopeful buyers in our stage! Fortunately we…

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Kollosche
May 27, 2018 11:14 am

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!

ADH - custom KDR in Clearview. We've been framed!
SA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

So even though we've had the electrical completed for first fix, we have gone through our plan walking through and adding more. We are now getting ethernet ports to all…

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Nawsome
May 27, 2018 10:58 am
Nawsome

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

Its only now that you must hire your own building surveyor or RBS I think it's been in law for 12 months or so. But i know that some builders still tell consumer's no…

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Mauromario
May 27, 2018 10:37 am
Skcel
Skcel
51 m

Coral Daydream 32

Coral Daydream 32
1, 2

Hi Sam! Do you have a better picture of the floor plan with room measurements etc. We really like this floor plan alot but cant find any of the measurement anywhere!

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Skcel
May 27, 2018 10:36 am
Skcel

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

they said in between july - aug 2018. what is your lot size?

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Zayedzamir
May 27, 2018 10:21 am

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 83, 84, 85

I’m with you on that. The luxuries in life hurt a little sometimes

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stoff17
May 27, 2018 10:20 am

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
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Yeah I don’t think there are any others that we like as much so sticking with Moonshadow. Just hoping we don’t get many that are damaged and have colour coming off.…

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shokel1975
May 27, 2018 9:49 am
shokel1975

Issues with property inspection

Issues with property inspection
1, 2

I do think skirting and architraves at my place were installed for me after plaster. Good luck with reimbursement. My builder’s rep didn’t think he should pay for…

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Gaudi
May 27, 2018 9:46 am

Easements - thoughts?

Easements - thoughts?

Definitely costly. We potentially had to encase an easement that ran parallel to a boundary fence on our side, and the builder was predicting $30-40k.

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Hillsbuilds
May 27, 2018 9:45 am

Dormer Windows

Dormer Windows

I am looking for a plan for the timber framework, to be able to install two Dormer windows in my Attic. I will then install Aluminium framed windows.

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Clydeashton
May 27, 2018 9:11 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Not sure when they'll finish Libby, but if this weather keeps up, I reckon they'll have is bricked in no time!

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Drew01
May 27, 2018 8:57 am
Drew01

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong

Building Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 135, 136, 137

Hi kylz4, I see you used Moonshadow bricks. Did you have any issues with the bricks being chipped and showing a different colour underneath??

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shokel1975
May 27, 2018 8:47 am
shokel1975

Buy a mini split

Buy a mini split

Yeah I will get in contact with them. Ducted qoutes were in the order of 11 to 15k depending on size, brand, number of vents, zoning, etc for anyone interested.

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Aitch
May 27, 2018 8:41 am
timl
timl
3 h

Building With AllCastle Homes

Building With AllCastle Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

The tap is on the wall to the left. Easily accessible without having to reach over the bath.

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timl
May 27, 2018 8:10 am

Aurora Stage 16 - Build

Aurora Stage 16 - Build

Hi Everyone, I have a block in stage 16 due to title soon. Currently exploring building options, I have been to a few builders and out of all the builders been dealing…

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octayn
May 27, 2018 3:35 am
Renman
Renman
11 h

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!
VIC
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Someone keep their old xmas tree for 5 months before getting rid of it.

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Renman
May 27, 2018 12:50 am
Renman
Choosy
Choosy
11 h

First Build with Summit Perth WA

First Build with Summit Perth WA
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Maybe the fill-in SS decided to delay the F&B installs until the power run was sorted knowing that the paving was going to be lifted.

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Choosy
May 27, 2018 12:32 am
Choosy

Only been a couple of days since the garage floor was pored however the colour is looking similar to the dry patch on the paving sample, hopefully it should look similar…

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Choosy
May 27, 2018 12:21 am
Choosy

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hmm so I contacted Hill Shire council and apparantly there are plans for an approx 2400 square meter day care facility to be built on the corner of New Holand! I dont know…

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Manny007
May 27, 2018 12:14 am

Buying a Villa in schofields

Buying a Villa in schofields

Hi there, We have liked one off the plan villa (3bed,2bath,1garage).. I don’t like duplex for some reason...Dont know why:-)..size is not too bad... 160sqm+ builds up…

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Ray58674
May 27, 2018 12:04 am
Choosy
Choosy
12 h

HGWA Baldivis

HGWA Baldivis
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Another week of good progress, lucky you are so oganised.

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Choosy
May 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Choosy

Quiet Step underlay or Regupol cork underlay

Quiet Step underlay or Regupol cork underlay

From what I see, both products will be reducing impact noises in 25-30% range max (which is around 5-6 dB range) (I mainly used data from here:

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alexp79
May 26, 2018 9:35 pm

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

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

I’m in love with the butlers pantry too . I think because it’s closed in from all sides in a nice rectangle it makes the splashback even more effective.

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sparrowsnest
May 26, 2018 9:30 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Bronte 19 Paint is driving me crazy. Who is your CSO? We have Claire now. I find it frustrating that she can't give us prices. No we are keeping standard showers. So are…

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GEOnTREY
May 26, 2018 9:26 pm

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage
QLD
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Sorry I have made the decision that I wont have a thread.... after all these years of stalking others... I feel a bit bad as I am not giving back to the community here…

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WifeofHunza
May 26, 2018 9:17 pm
WifeofHunza

Hey!!! I forgot my login details for this page 😂😂 its going great! Haven't done any landscaping yet, that will be a tax time thing, hopefully we get enough back …

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gemm01
May 26, 2018 8:57 pm
gemm01

Got my plans back and realise I should've turned the smaller room into a study not a bedroom! duh.. so I removed a robe and part of linen to get a bigger pantry which also…

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pandibabi
May 26, 2018 8:26 pm
pandibabi

Tribe7, plumbing and electrical rough ins are done, insulation has been installed, baths in and front door is on. Plaster and brickwork have been arranged for next…

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chrinee
May 26, 2018 8:24 pm
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CC7
May 26, 2018 8:22 pm
CC7

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 543, 544, 545

Terrible news Doorsa. No experience to share I’m afraid. How did this happen?

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ChizCake
May 26, 2018 8:11 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

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

We moved in last year and didn't get a new pole or the hub. We're on a corner block and the pole is right on our corner so we just hooked it to there. Our area still…

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TaraDog
May 26, 2018 8:08 pm
TaraDog
CC7
CC7
16 h

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

holy crap that's so much for one week!!! i'm shocked haha

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CC7
May 26, 2018 7:45 pm
CC7

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham

1st home build Clearview SA with Hickinbotham
SA
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Infra Red, I've just had a few concreting quotes and they were around the $65 per square meter mark.

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Monkey55
May 26, 2018 7:36 pm

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Andy, I think it actually the price comes to be the same when you consider twice, at least in ourcase as it wasn't in that price range ($59k) when we bought our…

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splendid_12
May 26, 2018 6:46 pm
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lolly72
May 26, 2018 6:30 pm

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC

Our pricing was not at all accurate. We were told our underground powerpit should not cost more than $700, and only once in his 10 years of working had it cost anyone…

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lolly72
May 26, 2018 6:25 pm

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW
1, 2, 3

Meeting on-site with SS for lockup inspection on Monday! Will have some new photos to post then. Meanwhile Origin is giving us grief over our meter box... Building is…

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Binderella
May 26, 2018 6:21 pm
sgw
sgw
17 h

Importing windows and doors from China

Importing windows and doors from China
WA

If your thinking of importing bespoke Aluminium double glazed windows and doors from China, there are things you need to know 1 There are many combinations of glass that…

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sgw
May 26, 2018 6:18 pm

Roof options: colorbond, terracotta or concrete tiles?

Roof options: colorbond, terracotta or concrete tiles?

You are correct. In a severe thunderstorm, it can dent and chip paint off colorbond roof but it’s very unlikely to leak or affect performance of roof in long run.…

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kirashogun
May 26, 2018 5:44 pm

Hey Watto, Went for a walk, looks good so far

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allblaqk
May 26, 2018 5:29 pm
allblaqk

Went by today, tilers had finished off everything (well for now) 2 errors, the sparkly tiles should be white grout not black and the tiles on all sides should be Floor to…

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zooch84
May 26, 2018 5:09 pm

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC

Custom build with Orion homes on Harpley Estate VIC
VIC
1, 2

Unfortunately, NO, we would not be recommending them to anyone. We have also been very upfront and told the owners this. I tried to give them constructive criticism…

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lolly72
May 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Eskay
Eskay
19 h

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

We have the NHP scheduled next Tuesday; hope everything goes fine. Will be posting a few pics taken during the NHP next week ...

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Eskay
May 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Eskay


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