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Tondelver House - Shipping Container BuildTondelver House - Shipping Container Build

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I've finished all 4 coats of the front. Now the masking tape between the panels…

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waxinggibbousView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 7:44 pm
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New Build ContractsNew Build Contracts

We are building a new custom build and have recently considered a cost plus contract…

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Jacinta RichView the latest post
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Sep 25, 2021 7:37 pm
Wide shallow house designsWide shallow house designs

I’m considering doing a KDR but my lot is an odd one. It’s at the end of a T…

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AliidraView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 6:00 pm
Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

Building A New House

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Sure thing buddy. You know, I have no skin in the game here. Op can do whatever…

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NonameView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 5:01 pm
Thomas Archer Bayside BuildThomas Archer Bayside Build

Building A New House

VIC
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Hey @hawkas Apologies for the late reply, been a bit off colour lately. Yes it'…

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Blacktea2sugarsView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 3:46 pm
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Build Period for Double StoreyBuild Period for Double Storey

Building A New House

NSW

They allow way more time than they need in contracts, to avoid paying the homeowner…

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Blacktea2sugarsView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 3:27 pm
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Plasterer's Thoughts?Plasterer's Thoughts?

They won't do anything unless you stand 2.5m front of it, no light source how you…

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RenmanView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 2:33 pm
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99altezzaView the latest post
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tarunkumarView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 1:56 pm
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makidoView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 11:33 am
Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start dateBuilder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

That seems pretty unreasonable to me. On a 300k build, 42k is like an almost 15%…

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kelseyView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 10:18 am
Custom Floorplan comments and reviewCustom Floorplan comments and review

I feel like if you're got a good view from the front of the house then you should…

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BlazedSpanielView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 9:14 am
Feedback on floor plan for new homeFeedback on floor plan for new home

Building A New House

VIC

What area/state is this in? Makes a big difference to what is acceptable design.

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BlazedSpanielView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 8:52 am
House orientationHouse orientation

You'll want to flip that floorplan so the garage is to the south-west corner. That…

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BlazedSpanielView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 8:47 am
Quality builder and building designer PerthQuality builder and building designer Perth

Correct, but with building being such a complex undertaking and with the architect…

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domwildView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 8:41 am
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BlazedSpanielView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 8:38 am
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ECOECOView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 7:43 am
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Land loan and construction loanLand loan and construction loan

I'm not specialized in giving out loans, but I've also recently gotten a construction…

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madsenaxView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 5:46 am
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unresponsive building surveyorunresponsive building surveyor

Hi Cabbage698 Might be time to fire them and get a new team. Sounds like they don…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Sep 25, 2021 4:40 am
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Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

boris594 - not ridiculous though I initially felt same hesitation asking our architect…

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ZoebunnyView the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 10:32 pm
GJB
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Million dollar home in PerthMillion dollar home in Perth

Building A New House

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I’ve just joined this forum having recently signed the contract on a KDR. I didn…

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GJBView the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 8:59 pm
makido
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Henley Or Carlisle InclusionsHenley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Building A New House

VIC

Have you tried to get the detailed quote from both of them to compare the overall…

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makidoView the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 5:17 pm
seutaojiang
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Building in Canberra - CostsBuilding in Canberra - Costs

Building A New House

NSW

HI how much did you pay for the architect's plan?

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seutaojiangView the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 11:46 am
Citybuilder77
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Masterton - WestwoodMasterton - Westwood

Building A New House

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Hi everyone, Where is everyone on their timeline in building their new Westwood…

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Sep 24, 2021 11:26 am
Tigga
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Please help me with colours that will workPlease help me with colours that will work

Please help. I am renovating my old house and so confused about colours. Getting…

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TiggaView the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 10:37 am
daisy20202-7
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Office setup/study areaOffice setup/study area

hi everyone was just wondering what would be a way to get a office setup as good…

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daisy20202-7View the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 9:29 am
Phil19
24 September
Can you buy recycled glass top?Can you buy recycled glass top?

Try Betta Stone - manufactured in Melbourne and seems a bit better than that Caesarstone…

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Phil19View the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 12:46 am
chippy
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24 September
Asbestos?Asbestos?

If the house was built in the 90's it won't have asbestos in it. The cellulose insulation…

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chippyView the latest post
Sep 24, 2021 12:30 am
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strannik
23 September
New pool - filtration systemsNew pool - filtration systems

The first one seems to be a combination of chlorinator and ozonator. It still needs…

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strannikView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
jimmytheboarhunter
23 September
Hybrid flooring warpingHybrid flooring warping

Hey all, I'm seeking advice. We have hybrid flooring in our home which is 18 months…

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jimmytheboarhunterView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 10:11 pm
Renman
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23 September
KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLDKDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

Building A New House

QLD
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Yeah I still pop on now and then. House is great, nothing really to complain about…

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RenmanView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 4:19 pm
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Ashington Homes
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23 September
New Double storey house on slope landNew Double storey house on slope land

Basement- 60m² Ground - 240m² First - 150m² the basement component is really…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 3:33 pm
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Ashington Homes
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23 September
Builder costsBuilder costs

Hi Tom, From what you have described it sounds a bit high. I would expect $3,200…

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Ashington HomesView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 3:08 pm
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Xfactor
23 September
Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or RawsonBuilding with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Then why Metricon this time instead of keeping going with Rawson? No real reason…

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XfactorView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 2:05 pm
MelBr
23 September
Building Permit Application for Batten ScreenBuilding Permit Application for Batten Screen

We are looking at installing a 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen that will be…

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MelBrView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 11:32 am
cmani_19
23 September
Corner Lot — Double Storey SetbackCorner Lot — Double Storey Setback

It's same Victoria and whittelesea council. Also a house near by our lot but in…

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cmani_19View the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 10:32 am
Kippers01
23 September
Building with Hall & Hart HomesBuilding with Hall & Hart Homes

Building A New House

NSW
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Dont write the demolition company a blank check. Make sure the 'hidden asbestos'…

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Kippers01View the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 10:24 am
chippy
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23 September
Tricky shower door handle questionTricky shower door handle question

You could use something like in the link below. It slips over the glass. You could…

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chippyView the latest post
Sep 23, 2021 9:01 am
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SaveH2O
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22 September
DownpipesDownpipes

Yes. You would have the gutter's high point mid way. The NCC regulations state that…

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SaveH2OView the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 11:09 pm
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Noname
22 September
When does CCTV cameras get installedWhen does CCTV cameras get installed

Building A New House

QLD

You don't need internet to have CCTV recording onto an NVR. You would only need…

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NonameView the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Elson25
22 September
DBN HomesDBN Homes

Hi @valhound how did you go with dbn homes?

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Elson25View the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 8:43 pm
Charges for variations before signing contract?Charges for variations before signing contract?

Hi @an3035 Assuming you are in NSW, then the Home Building Act applies. You should…

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Contracts-SpecialistView the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 6:44 pm
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jaylow
22 September
Concrete/Tiling/Landscaping DisputeConcrete/Tiling/Landscaping Dispute

Hi all, I'm looking for some advice if I may. Please bear with me - this is my first…

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jaylowView the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 6:03 pm
timesoldroman
22 September
Retaining wall advice from neighbours (SA)Retaining wall advice from neighbours (SA)

Hi guys, a bit unsure what to do next and would really appreciate some advice: I…

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timesoldromanView the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 4:49 pm
MrBilby
22 September
Freshly painted roof - looks patchyFreshly painted roof - looks patchy

Rachy did you end up resolving this problem? We are currently going through the…

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MrBilbyView the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 1:32 pm
Blacktea2sugars
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22 September
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Building A New House

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Seems very odd? Maybe a supplier/trade issue out of TA's hands? We went with stone…

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Blacktea2sugarsView the latest post
Sep 22, 2021 12:48 pm
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