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House inspector

House inspector

We hired him to do a structural inspection as thats we he only offers. Now after buying the house it was not occupied for atleast 4 weeks resulting to having cockroaches…

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John1121
Sep 23, 2018 7:58 am

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD
1, 2

Yeah i was going for very neutral colors to hopefully last a long time, haha wasn't actually me at the appointment it was my folks, i am stuck at work in the middle of…

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GarethB
Sep 23, 2018 7:34 am
GarethB

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date
VIC

May I ask what stage does the 12 months start ticking from? Ours is from Slab. Where are you building?

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kayotic
Sep 23, 2018 5:48 am

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 87, 88, 89

thank you, I am in NSW, we have Fair Trading NSW and I am going to contact them for sure. I just cannot believe that they are so disrespectful. we were trying to be nice…

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kathysangel
Sep 23, 2018 4:32 am

Looking so good Bronte19. Seems like it is coming together quickly now. My roof has been installed, house has been wrapped and bricks have been delivered.

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CalicoCat
Sep 22, 2018 11:46 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Hi all, we finally got our IOC on Friday so moving in over this weekend Dulie, we’re getting the Reo and some Seymours for the family room and the Boulevard…

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Quirmeball1280
Sep 22, 2018 11:43 pm
Quirmeball1280

22 September 2018 - Day 96 (Week 14) Seems like there are still quite a bit to be done before the Home Presentation. We are still negotiating with our SM to have the…

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Kimmykim
Sep 22, 2018 11:33 pm

Damaged Stormwater pipes front yard after neighboring Build

Damaged Stormwater pipes front yard after neighboring Build

The normal course of events is for the builder to give you all the excuses as to why they are not liable but you might be lucky if you make an approach but from what I see…

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SaveH2O
Sep 22, 2018 11:30 pm
SaveH2O

Decided to go not do stones- decided i didnt like the glare so went with forever brown mulch (was on special so cheaper than the 10mm bark i was considering) While working…

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Entilzha
Sep 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Cornerstone estate Werribee

Cornerstone estate Werribee

Hello everyone, I'm in the process of selecting a builder and am wondering if anyone is building in or near Cornerstone estate in Werribee. My biggest question of all is…

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Brian22
Sep 22, 2018 9:24 pm

Thought i better update with a finished roof pic. We were originally told gyprock last week but that changed haha now its insulation weds (26/9) and by-rock strats maybe…

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marz1983
Sep 22, 2018 9:06 pm
Tashmc
Tashmc
12 h

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Hi Variegated, Just stumbled across your thread, was so interesting to read had to go back to the start and read it all, amazing build and a very long journey you have…

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Tashmc
Sep 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Tashmc
doosra
doosra
12 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 630, 631, 632

1) my fridge sticks out 8cm so not too bad, it's 65cm deep 2) the power point should be in the cabinet so you could just drill a hole between the barrier 3) I've got…

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doosra
Sep 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Duffy
Duffy
12 h

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast

Clarendon Boston 36 Central Coast
NSW

No worries! yeah i was a bit disappointed as well. I asked the assistance this morning, he said they could supply material and we can get our own tradies to lay the…

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Duffy
Sep 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Noavzo
Noavzo
12 h

Trades Recommendation - Adelaide

Trades Recommendation - Adelaide

Hi all, I'm looking soon to build with Metricon in Adelaide, but I am after some customer recommendations on a few trades rather than go through hi pages etc I'm looking…

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Noavzo
Sep 22, 2018 8:25 pm
cory
cory
13 h

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

We are looking at the Oasis 34 which actually look similar to what you have (they no longer have the Miami in their home design catalogue). Will you mind sharing the…

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cory
Sep 22, 2018 7:13 pm

Coral Homes - Marcoola 32 modified

Coral Homes - Marcoola 32 modified
QLD

Yes my wife realized we had seen you at the Coral colour selections showroom on Thursday! She scours these forums for Coral builds and had already seen your posts. All…

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Santo65
Sep 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Santo65

Bullnose window sill

Bullnose window sill

Hi Can anybody in the Hillarys WA area tell me where I can pick up a length of 170x30 mdf bullnose window sill. Thanks in advance.. John

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chippyjohn1
Sep 22, 2018 5:04 pm

question regarding junk removal

question regarding junk removal

<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Hi After the renovation of my home, there were many unused items such as plastic…

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velmadroopy
Sep 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Tajana
Tajana
16 h

Update

Update

Thank you so much. Much appreciated . I have to go and meet the painter on Monday for the front door and the alfresco door so will check the measurements from front door…

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Tajana
Sep 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Tajana

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Who did you use blackcat ?Love light through M. Love Light quoted us almost double from another quote we are getting unfortunately.Lovelight…

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excited_builders
Sep 22, 2018 3:39 pm

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

We'd love our blog included in the front posting! Rawson Homes - Kingston 33 Knockdown Rebuild - Western Sydney https://rawsonnightmare.blogspot.com/

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JZ Build
Sep 22, 2018 3:15 pm

Bought a mailbox. Think it will be my last purchase delivered to our rental!

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Nawsome
Sep 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Nawsome

8Homes vs Burbank?

8Homes vs Burbank?
VIC

Design your own home and build it with a custom builder. All project builders suck more or less when it gets to quality and customisations and in the end, you will pay…

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2018 2:20 pm

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

I finding this stage so exciting and frustrating - so close, but so far! Your house is looking great

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Nawsome
Sep 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Nawsome

Thank you 😊 It was covered with shrub when we brought it, had been on the market for over a year. Got it at such a good price because people saw the shub as too…

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cass_rox
Sep 22, 2018 2:10 pm

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2

I have to make complaint to the sale manager to get the site started otherwise will be weeks. We only signed a lease agreement for 12m and we r on the third months already…

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Charlotte.h
Sep 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Charlotte.h

Lintel Support question.

Lintel Support question.

Usually not, but I can’t see it being a huge issue in this case. The framers can always fit a new lintel to the outside if required and double it up.

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Howyagoin
Sep 22, 2018 1:25 pm

Slab Issues

Slab Issues

overall the work is subpar and not only because the pipes.

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Kat86
Kat86
20 h

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi there I came across your post and saw that you built with allworth. Your house and pool setup looks amazing well done !!! I have a query we're you charged any…

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Kat86
Sep 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Wild
Wild
21 h

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!

Metricon Winchester 28- PCI done!
VIC
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Hi Guys, Do you mind me asking key elements to consider which should be included in the contract prior to signing?

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Wild
Sep 22, 2018 11:33 am

Week 9 Frames started this week and are due to be finished early next week. We went past today and had a wander around. It was so exciting to walk through and imagine the…

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Clareymoo
Sep 22, 2018 11:21 am
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Ranjan
Sep 22, 2018 10:03 am

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Check out some of the pictures of the tiling in post 58. They essentially stuffed up the tiling for the shower by first installing the door frames in the shower, and…

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Kollosche
Sep 22, 2018 9:06 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
Yesterday

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Yep it’s stressful!

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Ezza78
Sep 22, 2018 8:21 am

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 4, 5, 6

An update from us....our customer presentation has been delayed to the 1st Friday of October. They have started working on the Balustrade and fixed the front door lock,…

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excited_builders
Sep 22, 2018 7:57 am
aussieta
aussieta
Yesterday

Can I sue my builder ?

Can I sue my builder ?

can you sue =yes can you win =maybe will it cost more that its worth =definitely post a photo of the whole area please hot pipe is not insulated so maybe an avenue…

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aussieta
Sep 22, 2018 7:45 am
aussieta
LeonK
LeonK
Yesterday

Bio Ethanol Fireplace

Bio Ethanol Fireplace
1, 2

My family is using Planika ethanol fireplace () for years and we are very satisfied! The ethanol last for a couple of months depends how often you…

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LeonK
Sep 22, 2018 6:38 am
sandracma
sandracma
Yesterday

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!
QLD
1, 2, 3

Yes we drove past yours last Sunday its looking great! Love the extremal colours and the garage door colour

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sandracma
Sep 22, 2018 6:37 am
Joker
Joker
Yesterday

Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

Beware of additional Cost in Final Invoice

Size of builder will be irrelevant if you just sign a contract without getting it checked, your situation will apply big and small, you should of got a pre contract…

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Joker
Sep 22, 2018 1:49 am
sandracma
sandracma
Yesterday

New Build - Ausbuild Altitude Estate - Finlay 36

New Build - Ausbuild Altitude Estate - Finlay 36

It's a stressful but exciting experience! I would say we at about half way through and it's amazing to see it come together!

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sandracma
Sep 21, 2018 9:40 pm
sandracma
sandracma
Yesterday

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
1, 2, 3

Drive past your place today is looking awesome! You must be so close now? We had Denise and she was brilliant! Emma was also amazing! Our biggest issue was electrical…

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sandracma
Sep 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Jacks
Jacks
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
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Bit of a request for anyone who has finished their build - can I please ask if you wouldn’t mind taking a photo of the alfresco roof as we’re trying to understand what…

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Jacks
Sep 21, 2018 9:26 pm

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:57:33 AM America/New_York Posted By Amy Benson If your driveway has an uphill…

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amanda50
Sep 21, 2018 9:08 pm

I know it’s all the pics I have atm but with only a bit of paint to go and lighting our facade is nearly done Electrical and security all done now, only air con and…

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stoff17
Sep 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Sloppy
Sloppy
Yesterday

BAL12.5 cost

BAL12.5 cost

It really just depends on what what needs to be upgraded. Some builders may use windows that don’t need to be upgraded ect ect. The only thing on that list that seems…

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Sloppy
Sep 21, 2018 8:44 pm

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