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CKY
Jul 27, 2017 11:56 pm
CKY

See below our build viewtopic.php?t=87100

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janbo
Jul 27, 2017 10:52 pm

Interest Rates

Interest Rates

I just thought i'd share a story with all you folk re banks and lending. A long time ago,talking 1970's here,the banks held all the power. I remember going into the then…

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oldchippy
Jul 27, 2017 10:31 pm

I think I found a leak pre-handover

I think I found a leak pre-handover

Do not sign anything till you sort out the problem or they will fob you off after

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Varsani
Jul 27, 2017 10:22 pm

Woodlea building

Woodlea building
1, 2

So this thread has died for awhile. It's now been 7 - 10 months since. Has anybody had any issues with recent valuations, or experiences to share?

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mechxleon
Jul 27, 2017 5:27 pm

Building plan review service

Building plan review service

Thanks for the advice - definitely related to pre-contract review!

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peterchambers
Jul 27, 2017 4:05 pm

Coral Marcoola 32ish

Coral Marcoola 32ish
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I see it! very cool idea. Oh I'll be brutally honest in my follow up survey haha, not that it'll change anything but people cant be clowns and then do it again to someone else

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Eight_3_Home
Jul 27, 2017 9:20 am
Marz15
Marz15
Yesterday

Heritage views

Heritage views

Is there any news on when stage 2 is set to title?

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Marz15
Jul 26, 2017 9:00 pm
lovemy3
lovemy3
26 July

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

We ended up going with Zinculume and I love it!!! With surfmist gutters 👍

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lovemy3
Jul 26, 2017 2:19 pm

Porter Davis penalty fees for H&L package

Porter Davis penalty fees for H&L package

Kathyvo Welcome to the forum Unfortunately the builder is entitled to charge for any price increases outside of his control. It's pretty much standard throughout the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 12:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Driveway Cost

Driveway Cost

colin1 Make sure the quotes includes mesh upgrade, edge thickening, re-entrant bars (FYI Approx $500 in materials)

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 9:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Ground Water Drainage

Ground Water Drainage

Othello Thanks for the photos, did you get a structural report before you purchased the house? There appears to be signs of considerable past soil erosion from under the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Facade makeover ideas/advice. Photo included

Facade makeover ideas/advice. Photo included

Colors always make huge difference. Any shade of gray looks good with bright colors. And yes, I agree with the change of render color and external tiling.

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cheryl_0316
Jul 25, 2017 10:57 pm
jhiace
jhiace
25 July

Where to after Fair Trading?

Where to after Fair Trading?

once you go through fair trading and if he doesn't come to the party you can then take him to tribunal, they are able to enforce penalties etc based on the agreement you…

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jhiace
Jul 25, 2017 12:11 pm

Park Lane Springfield Rise

Park Lane Springfield Rise

Not in Park Lane, but will be building in Forest Ridge. What builder have you gone with? :)

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staceyrussell
Jul 25, 2017 11:43 am
staceyrussell
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 July

Solar Quotes.. Help!

Solar Quotes.. Help!

I'm following. Ryal's please let me know how you go? We started researching this too and have more research to do.

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cat_dunc
Jul 24, 2017 8:07 pm
cat_dunc
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MichaelHarvard
Jul 24, 2017 6:50 pm
Viangster
Viangster
24 July

Driveway

Driveway

Thank you very much I'll have a thorough look into it!

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Viangster
Jul 24, 2017 5:30 pm

Power pits

Power pits

We need to get a power pit installed for a KDRB. Can you hook up 2 houses to the one pit? Our neighbours electricity lines hand over our land and if we can get them…

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goldencrumble
Jul 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Kopite74
Kopite74
23 July

Colours

Colours

Hi all, we are currently looking at colour selections, tiles kitchen bathroom etc. anyone have any tips or websites that can help with colour selections. Not paint but…

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Kopite74
Jul 23, 2017 5:12 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
22 July

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

URBAN MYTHS .... ?
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Not sure where to put this one - but ... I'd heard of people "burning" themselves when adding their acid to the self feeder in their pools. Not sure if a myth or not.…

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Saint Mike
Jul 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Saint Mike
aussieta
aussieta
22 July

Draughts from cavity sliding doors

Draughts from cavity sliding doors

on mine the back of door cavity is against external wall the back of door frame has some horizontal bracing but you can/could see into house frame looks like vanity was…

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aussieta
Jul 22, 2017 1:04 pm
aussieta
lovisa
lovisa
21 July

Crimsafe quote

Crimsafe quote

We got x guard $1700 for 2 big dliding doors and 1 small sliding door and $480 for front door maybe worth a try? Will also do m3 film on al other windowns/glass panels later

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lovisa
Jul 21, 2017 10:24 pm

CBA slab valuation?

CBA slab valuation?

Strange.. the bank just paid our slab invoice today. No evaluation done. Thanks for your help anyway guys!

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Danniellejayde
Jul 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Mlestari
Mlestari
21 July

Admin fee for variation?

Admin fee for variation?

We bought the home and land package from the builder. The land is still in negotiation when we sign both the land and building contract. Last month I got the Development…

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Mlestari
Jul 21, 2017 2:17 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
21 July

a dead end with suppliers Bondor

a dead end with suppliers Bondor

You stick with your views mrssnowden. As per my post in March last year I also found Bondor incompetent, unreliable, un interested and lazy. I hope they go broke.

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gommeqld
Jul 21, 2017 2:11 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
21 July

Whirlybird Question

Whirlybird Question

whirlybirds generally are a good idea (unless the house is in a high fire risk area) however ventilation louvres, typically installed under eaves, should also be installed…

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Beetaloo
Jul 21, 2017 11:01 am
Beetaloo

garage opening

garage opening

Hi all i have a timber beam 250x75x6m and i am removing a center brick pier and installing a PFC 250 x 6m to the timber beam with coach bolts at spacing's of 900mm ,now…

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stephen lane
Jul 21, 2017 10:59 am
Louk
Louk
20 July

Driveway Crossover - Cost and advice

Driveway Crossover - Cost and advice

Hi, Has anyone had a driveway crossover done recently? What did it cost and would you recommend the people you used? Cheers

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Louk
Jul 20, 2017 11:58 am
Somer
Somer
20 July

The Gables Box Hill

The Gables Box Hill

I dont know where to message :) i am messaging everywhere heheheh. Can you please add me to The Gables Whatsapp group. We are at Kiewa Grove, would love to know our…

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Somer
Jul 20, 2017 12:16 am

We had custom furniture made by a cabinet maker and was meant to be raw MDF but instead it came with a laminate finish that normally has 2pac applied. See photo. It is…

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ideaswoman
Jul 19, 2017 4:09 pm
ideaswoman

Yeah .... found a Redbank Forum

Yeah .... found a Redbank Forum

Hi Sammie, I'm with Redink too. I signed up at the end of march and my slab will be done in the next couple of weeks. My experience has been very positive one so far.…

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Madora Dreamer
Jul 19, 2017 12:04 am
Madora Dreamer

FFL 200mm low

FFL 200mm low

A cynical person might also see that as an opportunity to make a lot extra post contract signing? you will need to weigh up all the facts.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 18, 2017 8:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi everyone, I finally got an acknowledgement from builder that practical completion was reached on 3rd July 2017. This is for a dwelling that was handed over more than…

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jayasooriah
Jul 18, 2017 1:48 pm
DamNita
DamNita
18 July

OAK FLOORBOARDs AND ISSUES WITH SUB FLOOR

OAK FLOORBOARDs AND ISSUES WITH SUB FLOOR

I would certainly suspect that it is the ply rubbing together (too close to the walls and each other). How did you go with this?

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DamNita
Jul 18, 2017 10:24 am
DamNita

Rooftop deck possible?

Rooftop deck possible?

cheers... might stick with this

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MarqueeMark
Jul 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Torijg
Torijg
17 July

Finesse built??

Finesse built??

Wondering if anyone has built with finesse built (Adelaide) and what they are like overal.. quilty, price, etc. thanks

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Torijg
Jul 17, 2017 6:48 pm

Building a new duplex house in Sydney

Building a new duplex house in Sydney

Good Afternoon, I am currently looking at building a new Duplex style house in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations in…

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Michael_255
Jul 17, 2017 2:50 pm

Metal frame house

Metal frame house

Thanks for the heads up. Will talk to our builder if they can change it.

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Jefffirsthomebuyer
Jul 17, 2017 12:10 pm

Timber cladding

Timber cladding

Has anyone used timber or timber look cladding for their facade? from 1. Scyon - axon grain with timber stain 2. Western red cedar (cedar sales in victoria) 3. Weathertex…

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geminithinker
Jul 16, 2017 11:05 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 July

Help! Paint Decisions!

Help! Paint Decisions!

We have similar colour floor tiles (I think). We are going with white exchange half and having white white skirting architrave etc so it makes a contrast. One tip I like…

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eirrac
Jul 15, 2017 10:41 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 July

HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!

HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!

We have Hebel in our current home and are getting it in our new home. Pros of Hebel I find is good insulation.. the walls are never got and windows are your limiting…

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eirrac
Jul 15, 2017 10:33 pm
Bazazz
Bazazz
15 July

Planning permits

Planning permits

Just a quick question, when building if I decide I want extra lights/or other changes to layout of electrical. Will I need to do this pre submitting, for inspections etc.…

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Bazazz
Jul 15, 2017 8:02 am
Lorri
Lorri
14 July

No building Envelope

No building Envelope

We had none either , 5 acres and we could build where ever we wanted as long as the boundary distance was kept. Where are you building?

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Lorri
Jul 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Lorri
ohgosh
ohgosh
14 July

Large formal lounge

Large formal lounge

Thanks for the much appreciated replies, I think I would have to go with the custom build route. Would someone please suggest some reputed custom builders in Melbourne?…

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ohgosh
Jul 14, 2017 11:48 am
ecnal
ecnal
13 July

Design/Planning Tool or Software

Design/Planning Tool or Software

point not missed, just a suitable recommendation for someone who doesn't have any experience using drafting software and who is not super tech savy. BIM = overkill, no question.

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ecnal
Jul 13, 2017 10:17 am
Joker
Joker
12 July

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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It probably would need to be top 5 topics, constantly, maybe closed even.

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Joker
Jul 12, 2017 7:37 pm

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K-Real
Jul 11, 2017 6:56 pm
K-Real


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