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bpratt
Jun 19, 2016 9:59 am

Experience with Bradford Homes SA

Experience with Bradford Homes SA

Hi Suez82, We are with Bradford Homes though haven’t sign any contract yet...just like you, im also looking for other people’s experience.

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Pinkmist
Jul 21, 2019 10:02 pm
egand
egand
16 h

Mortar mix

Mortar mix

Hi Building experts. I am wondering what I've done wrong to have the mortar in my steps match the house light grey I'm not sure what the mix they used in the wall was…

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egand
Jul 21, 2019 7:32 pm
EricHong
EricHong
20 July

Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria
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In the context of recent news about building quality issues, I fully agree that independent inspection should be a mandatory part of building process, not just for…

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EricHong
Jul 20, 2019 1:55 pm

Replacicing plaster walls with pre-existing pressed metal co

Replacicing plaster walls with pre-existing pressed metal co

Hi Guy's, New to forum and seeking info on above topic. We have a circa 1920 home with high ceilings and lovely pressed metal…

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Peter Appleby
Jul 20, 2019 9:52 am
Kev 1
Kev 1
19 July

Pre start Ventura Homes

Pre start Ventura Homes

Not yet, I still want to sort out all other costs ie, storm water etc. Will keep you posted

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Kev 1
Jul 19, 2019 5:22 pm
ReneeT
ReneeT
19 July

Fibreglass pool with concrete piers

Fibreglass pool with concrete piers

Has anyone had experience putting a fibreglass pool in with concrete piers? We are in Melbourne with a small backyard and bad soil (lots of fill and high water table).…

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ReneeT
Jul 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Qwerty28
Qwerty28
19 July

Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission
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I do hope that this is not just confined to apartment buildings. You just have to read the posts on here to see how many others suffer with non compliant and unsafe…

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Qwerty28
Jul 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Marek
Marek
18 July

Water pooling against house and pathway issues

Water pooling against house and pathway issues

I'm concerned about water getting in the perimeter of the house, ableflex should be removed and sealed with sikafllex. Use some experienced Caulkers to do the job. I…

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Marek
Jul 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Marek
Marek
18 July

Reno expansion Joint on stairwell

Reno expansion Joint on stairwell

To mask the joint I would apply Polyurethane to the V Joint. Also has 25+- movement so it won't crack or pull away. You will just have a concaved line as a feature which…

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Marek
Jul 18, 2019 7:50 pm
pnagella
pnagella
18 July

Simonds homes Western Sydney

Simonds homes Western Sydney

Hello everyone, just wanted to seek opinion on Simonds homes in Schofields or western Sydney area. Any feedback and inputs highly appreciated.

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pnagella
Jul 18, 2019 5:36 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
18 July

First Home - Building Glendale 34 in VIC

First Home - Building Glendale 34 in VIC

Hi wild, have you started your build yet? How is it all going?

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shokel1975
Jul 18, 2019 2:08 pm
shokel1975
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 July

Henley slab heave

Henley slab heave
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ah yes, I forgot. The thread has become long and the morn is early still...not enough coffee yet to revive the brain.

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SaveH2O
Jul 18, 2019 8:51 am
SaveH2O

Replastering room with out having to remove pressed tin corn

Replastering room with out having to remove pressed tin corn

Hi Guy's, New to forum and seeking info on above topic. We have a circa 1920 home with high ceilings and lovely pressed metal ceilings and cornice. We have chosen to…

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Peter Appleby
Jul 17, 2019 11:11 pm

Akuna Vista Land Valuation

Akuna Vista Land Valuation
1, 2

Most agents get the land evaluated from the bank of their choice and if the report is good, they proceed with the loan. This way we avoid making unnecessary credit check.…

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firstHome21
Jul 17, 2019 4:46 pm
j_sinc
j_sinc
17 July

Triexta Carpet

Triexta Carpet

Haven't had much luck finding more reviews/opinions on Triexta carpets. I hear it's soft, stain resistant and eco friendly - but anyone have any experiences after some…

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j_sinc
Jul 17, 2019 3:31 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
17 July

Has anyone built with Bold Living?

Has anyone built with Bold Living?

There are quite a few reviews on google. Maybe contact some of those people directly. I wish I had paid more attention to the negative reviews on my builder as they…

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SejaeD
Jul 17, 2019 9:19 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
17 July

DHA pros and cons

DHA pros and cons

From a rental income perspective, DHA can be a really good investment as you get regular income and I believe they do maintenance and everything for you. So hassle…

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SejaeD
Jul 17, 2019 9:04 am
ben888
ben888
16 July

Feeling a little lost.

Feeling a little lost.
1, 2

I'm sure you will gain confidence and understanding over time, and I'm glad you're finding it fun rather than stressful! Definitely have a word with your builder about…

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ben888
Jul 16, 2019 7:41 pm
ben888

behind vinyl cladding

behind vinyl cladding

I believe polyester can be used for things like insulation. But I'm not sure if that's the case in your house. Do you have pictures?

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IsabellaBoots
Jul 16, 2019 6:05 pm

Do I need plumbing inspection?

Do I need plumbing inspection?

Thanks SaveH2O You suggest effective way. It'll be really help a lot.

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addewilson852
Jul 16, 2019 6:04 pm
addewilson852
Ver
Ver
16 July

Verdant hill tarneit

Verdant hill tarneit

You will have to talk to your lawyer with what your after for breech and no notice

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Ver
Jul 16, 2019 5:39 pm
ben888
ben888
16 July

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
1, 2, 3

Assuming this is a free standing townhouse. We were in the same boat as you, we spoke to an architect about renovating our house. In the end the cost to renovate came…

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ben888
Jul 16, 2019 4:41 pm
ben888
Elisa310
Elisa310
16 July

ELECTRA HENLEY HOME JULY 2019

ELECTRA HENLEY HOME JULY 2019

so anyone want to buy so then need to find best is that because we have no idea to find where…

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Elisa310
Jul 16, 2019 12:18 am
alexp79
alexp79
15 July

Building at th back side of a street

Building at th back side of a street

This kind of block provides you with great levels of privacy as well as luxury of having 2 backyards (to the other side of your building), which means you have much more…

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alexp79
Jul 15, 2019 3:41 am
Mike8136
Mike8136
14 July

Engineering query

Engineering query

It seems like a legal disclaimer over what is called "third party reliance". Basically the soil report is not their work but they have had to base their designs on it;…

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Mike8136
Jul 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 July

$100 for 2017 Henley Brochure

$100 for 2017 Henley Brochure

Are you sure your drawings don’t show which windows are double glazed and which are single glazed?

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Gaudi
Jul 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 July

Build Inspection on every stage - worth it and which stages?

Build Inspection on every stage - worth it and which stages?

Based on advice I had and my experience at minimum I’d recommend Pre slab!!!!!!! Very important but you do need to have someone who knows what they are doing. I’d…

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Gaudi
Jul 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 July

Crack above sliding door

Crack above sliding door

Raise all plaster cracks to builder at 90 day and then within 2 years of handover so they can be repaired and investigated if required. Take lots of photos. Read the…

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Gaudi
Jul 14, 2019 5:07 pm
mmapurazi
mmapurazi
14 July

House on Private Road in NSW, Community Title?

House on Private Road in NSW, Community Title?

I recently purchased a house on a private road and it has a community title. We have to pay strata fees for maintenance of road and basically the street lights. We are…

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mmapurazi
Jul 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Liz1234
Liz1234
14 July

Ceiling cornices or not?

Ceiling cornices or not?
1, 2

They both traditional serve a purpose. If you have an older home like my parents 100 plus years old the walls are stop short before the cornices and skirting boards which…

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Liz1234
Jul 14, 2019 2:52 pm
chalky
chalky
13 July

Wood look tile plank lengths

Wood look tile plank lengths

I'm looking for advice choosing 1800mm or 1200mm length planks. What are the pros and cons of laying either one? Warping? Cutting? Hallways? Cost?

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chalky
Jul 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Ozgarden
Ozgarden
12 July

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest
1, 2

Definitely put together all the evidence for the QBCC about the builder. It looks like there will have to be a separate complaint about the certifier too. As the builder…

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Ozgarden
Jul 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
12 July

Metricon using our build as a display home to sell more home

Metricon using our build as a display home to sell more home

It’s a good sign if Metricon are confident enough to show your house to others. The workmanship on my house was so poor they never would have done this!

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Norfolk
Jul 12, 2019 10:55 am

Cost to have interior of house professionally painted

Cost to have interior of house professionally painted

4x2 house, approx 207m2 internal space. 32C ceiling in the living areas, and whatever the standard height is for the rest of the house. I did my own wall painting and the…

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IsabellaBoots
Jul 12, 2019 12:25 am
erick1803
erick1803
11 July

Burbank Homes

Burbank Homes

How would you like a Blinds fitted outside window frame? Fair enough if your fitting curtains if not, I wont look nice. My say is Just ask the owner/us what we want not…

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erick1803
Jul 11, 2019 12:15 pm
sreenithk
sreenithk
10 July

Home loan pre-approval

Home loan pre-approval

Hi all, I am purchasing land and building. the land is going to be registered only in Feb-Mar, 2020. as of now i just need to pay only 5% for the land and there is no…

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sreenithk
Jul 10, 2019 8:01 pm
amilelka
amilelka
10 July

Building with B1 Homes

Building with B1 Homes

I would advise anyone building a new home to have the wall painting done by the builder- that way it is covered by warranty if there are any problems. Builders don't pay…

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amilelka
Jul 10, 2019 9:43 am
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
9 July

Title insurance

Title insurance

Has anyone got title insurance? Do you think its worth while? Opinions please

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DustyBlue
Jul 09, 2019 12:50 pm

True Extent of Building defects revealed

True Extent of Building defects revealed

Sobering reading, If and when your building defect complaints ever makes it to the courts, You will need to be well prepared, get expert advice take photos, collect…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 09, 2019 8:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
fishguy01
fishguy01
8 July

Signature at the ponds

Signature at the ponds

Hi - Any updates/ status on this project?

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fishguy01
Jul 08, 2019 12:08 pm
awgk
awgk
8 July

Build with GJ Gardner Newcastle

Build with GJ Gardner Newcastle

Hi everyone, has anyone here have experience building with GJ Gardner Newcastle. We are considering to build with them

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awgk
Jul 08, 2019 7:34 am
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Langas29
Jul 08, 2019 7:19 am
BeckyB
BeckyB
7 July

Thrive Homes Flooring supplier

Thrive Homes Flooring supplier

Hi does anyone know who Thrive use for their timber laminate floors? I saw some in their display home that I love !!!

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BeckyB
Jul 07, 2019 7:02 pm
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alexf40
Jul 06, 2019 7:26 pm
parlayman
parlayman
6 July

Marsden Park Rail Link Petition

Marsden Park Rail Link Petition

None that I heard of, unfortunately.

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parlayman
Jul 06, 2019 9:00 am

Kev 1 More info required, on Slope, Soil type, Retention,trickle/discharge, pressurised,RLs, etc Many councils also used different rainfall/flow models requiring…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 06, 2019 8:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bashworth
bashworth
5 July

Storm water bore hole.

Storm water bore hole.

There is something called a Soak Well which can be used in certain conditions. They are very popular in WA where they work very well on sandy soils. To find out more see

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bashworth
Jul 05, 2019 10:57 pm
bashworth
erick1803
erick1803
5 July

Burbank Homes

Burbank Homes

Thanks and really appreciate any help, lawyer would be a good idea if you can help. Thanks very much

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erick1803
Jul 05, 2019 6:06 pm

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