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Ambedo
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Canberra Region Solar Passive Custom BuildCanberra Region Solar Passive Custom Build

Hi all, I've been looking for a place to document our upcoming build where I can…

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Dec 10, 2021 12:14 am
jga
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Building with Montgomery HomesBuilding with Montgomery Homes

Building A New House

1, 2, 3

You can actually call Thynk for that too, I only knew that on the day I visited…

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jgaView the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 8:52 pm
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm late to the party and our build is already…

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KelmartianView the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 8:51 pm
Flame Zone Renovations - Joining New to OldFlame Zone Renovations - Joining New to Old

in victoria only new work needs to be bal level unless you renovate more than 50…

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aussietaView the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 6:59 pm
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Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

Building A New House

NSW

sure, discuss, but only out of courtesy. They are obliged to allow you or an agent…

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NonameView the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 4:58 pm
DIY Retailing WallDIY Retailing Wall

Low retaining walls are quite possible for DIY once you have got an approval. For…

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bashworthView the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 12:14 pm
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Noname
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Pre final inspection-outstandingPre final inspection-outstanding

Building A New House

VIC

i know someone who has just completed a TA home. And the stories i have heard support…

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Dec 09, 2021 10:30 am
kennyc
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Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Building A New House

NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Thanks, I selected the Quickstep laminate Midnight Oak Brown colour, which I believe…

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kennycView the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 10:18 am
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Building Standards; Getting It Right!

1, 2, 3

Hi, who was the company you got to do the tests? I am having the same problem,…

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fragile_goodsView the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 3:17 am
Buying a land everything done online?Buying a land everything done online?

That seems right for what the solicitor said in regards to online settlement. I…

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tranlan257View the latest post
Dec 09, 2021 1:24 am
Prefab building manufacturers in MelbournePrefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

I find it difficult to quote timber materials for the frame stage. A few big manufacturers…

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Dec 09, 2021 12:58 am
chippy
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LED Downlights with plug basesLED Downlights with plug bases

That is the way downlights, exhaust fans are installed. The switch on the wall runs…

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Dec 08, 2021 10:47 pm
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MJH Hermitage FlooringMJH Hermitage Flooring

Building A New House

NSW

I'm looking at building the MJH Hermitage Grande after falling in love with it at…

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Rurallifestyle91View the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Site cut issue - retaining wall & stepped backyardSite cut issue - retaining wall & stepped backyard

Why are you not building a house with strip footings, stumps, and timber floors?…

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building-expertView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 9:26 pm
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Venkata
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The Gables in Box HillThe Gables in Box Hill

Building A New House

NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hi Venkata, Having a home elevator is a good investment and ideal to include in…

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VenkataView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 8:32 pm
bashworth
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Yesterday
Opinion - Overhanging brickOpinion - Overhanging brick

Overhanging brickwork is unfortunatly too common. As Noname says 15mm is the building…

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bashworthView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 7:16 pm
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Echo2k3
Yesterday
Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

Building A New House

VIC

I'd honestly leave it until later again. We signed start of June, our land titled…

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Echo2k3View the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Australian first. ZOOM with building expertAustralian first. ZOOM with building expert

Building A New House

VIC

For the first time in Australia offering ZOOM with Building Expert one on one or…

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building-expertView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 3:03 pm
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FreddyS
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My experience buying windows in ChinaMy experience buying windows in China

Owner Builder Forum

1 ... 7, 8, 9

You can try TiLogisitics on (02) 8811 6688. Very reliable and informative freight…

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FreddySView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 2:41 pm
uthoitho
Yesterday
Velux skylights facing EastVelux skylights facing East

double glazed window won't do anything if sun is coming through it I think? it'd…

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uthoithoView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 2:17 pm
General Discussion topic dumpingGeneral Discussion topic dumping

Hey guys i just recently started my own store. I was hoping to receive some feedback…

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invasionwillowofficialView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 11:10 am
SaveH2O
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8 December
Rain water harvesting systemRain water harvesting system

Hi Kevin, I won't be able to answer this for a few days due to medical reasons later…

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SaveH2OView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 10:52 am
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3simon
8 December
Waterstop Angle at shower screen?Waterstop Angle at shower screen?

The tiler did one angle above another. It's a bit hard to explain in words, so…

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3simonView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 6:11 am
MORTICE
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8 December
Wet roof insulationWet roof insulation

My bedroom is right under the part of the roof that leaks. I tried to fix it myself…

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MORTICEView the latest post
Dec 08, 2021 1:30 am
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Stnew
7 December
GJ Gardner vs Zac HomesGJ Gardner vs Zac Homes

Hi an3035, can i ask who you ended up going with? We are considering GJ Liverpool…

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StnewView the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Echo2k3
7 December
Currently building ??Currently building ??

Building A New House

NSW

May I ask if that's due to special bricks in the order that takes time for production…

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Dec 07, 2021 10:50 pm
nealrads01
7 December
Wet insulationWet insulation

I am building a 2 bedroom granny flat. While doing the roof the contractor left…

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Dec 07, 2021 10:34 pm
Leona33
7 December
Rawson Homes - General ThreadRawson Homes - General Thread

Building A New House

NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Rawson filed our DA with non-compliant slope for driveway. How can a big builder…

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Leona33View the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 8:19 pm
Nosajk
7 December
First time builders- pit falls.First time builders- pit falls.

Cheers and I agree with a lot of what you say. My contract says 20% builders margin…

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NosajkView the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 6:05 pm
ChantalCameron
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7 December
Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

Hey, Yes check out https://eurowood.com.au/aluminium-fabri ... -cladding/ they offer…

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ChantalCameronView the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 4:58 pm
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tranlan257
7 December
Timber Takeoffs service to framingTimber Takeoffs service to framing

I am reaching out to the takeoffs service at https://tcaestimating.com.au/ . If…

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tranlan257View the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 3:40 pm
Sparkyf
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7 December
Building a Doulton in GeelongBuilding a Doulton in Geelong

Building A New House

VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

It wasn't the best one to work with, due to the double easements and slope which…

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SparkyfView the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 3:19 pm
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AandNnewhome
7 December
Como Homes, Inspired homes and Oak LivingComo Homes, Inspired homes and Oak Living

Hi Ceddy_83. Thank you for responding so quickly. This makes us feel a lot better…

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AandNnewhomeView the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 2:18 pm
arcadelt
7 December
What does this landscape plan mean?What does this landscape plan mean?

That doesn’t look like a landscape plan to me, but a site plan, which would have…

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arcadeltView the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 12:44 pm
Blonde
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7 December
Choosing home buildersChoosing home builders

I honestly think it is a much of a muchness. You will always hear good and bad about…

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BlondeView the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 12:39 pm
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Ash19View the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 11:17 am
Ash19
7 December
Build to boundary Garage - Brisbane small lot codeBuild to boundary Garage - Brisbane small lot code

Hi All, Hope you are doing well! Hoping someone is able to assist us with Brisbane…

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Ash19View the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 11:14 am
idev
7 December
Builder recommendationBuilder recommendation

Hi all, looking for builder recommendation for two double story townhouse development…

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Dec 07, 2021 12:05 am
dom0387
7 December
Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

We've lowered the roof pitch from approx. 22.5 degrees or so down to 22.0 degrees…

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dom0387View the latest post
Dec 07, 2021 12:03 am
babird
6 December
CCTV, Security, Intercon - MetriconCCTV, Security, Intercon - Metricon

Note that pricing might not be accurate as I'm not building with Metricon.🙂

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babirdView the latest post
Dec 06, 2021 11:00 pm
sminters
6 December
Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Building A New House

1, 2, 3, 4

Yes, that does seem odd. Ours is a regular fixed window. No colour or tint.

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smintersView the latest post
Dec 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Doozer1905
6 December
MoveHomes WA - Reviews?MoveHomes WA - Reviews?

Building A New House

WA

Might want to look at a Facebook group called $honkybuilderswa (with an S not a $)…

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Doozer1905View the latest post
Dec 06, 2021 10:34 pm
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NewGirlView the latest post
Dec 06, 2021 10:32 pm
Slab crumblingSlab crumbling

Hi, Noticed my new slab wasnt straight and had crumbling edges. 3 weeks later it…

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Kristie.vassiliadisView the latest post
Dec 06, 2021 9:51 pm
KK2090
6 December
Metricon Home Network Lite - any good ?Metricon Home Network Lite - any good ?

Being the first time building a house this a a very valuable feedback from you all…

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KK2090View the latest post
Dec 06, 2021 9:40 pm


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