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Philip_Green
Philip_Green
25 September 2020

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

Such a good point

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Philip_Green
Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Hey Wheresdbeef Currently in Perth Single storey are running at $1100m2 to $1800m2 for 350m2 to 150m2 respectively with average finishes as you can see there are quite a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 18, 2021 2:26 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Dirt dust suppression in garage/ under house

Dirt dust suppression in garage/ under house

G'day, thanks for taking a look at my dust problem. My house in built on stilts with most of the lower level consisting of original dirt next to my concreted garage. The…

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Tom_777
Jan 18, 2021 8:23 am
chippy
chippy
21 h

Black mastic

Black mastic

Yep, quite common.

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chippy
Jan 17, 2021 9:30 pm
chippy

Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

Query regarding the plans - who owns the plan and design

@ chokyulate, this subjuct has come up a number of times on this forum. Have you done a forum search using the keyword "copyright"?

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SaveH2O
Jan 17, 2021 7:43 pm
SaveH2O
MichelleHill
MichelleHill
Yesterday

The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)

The Lincoln - Homebuyers (formerly The Whitby - Commodore)
1, 2

Wish I read this post a few months ago! We are building the Whitby with Commodore Homes and it has just been a complete balls up from the get go but we in too deep now to pull out!

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MichelleHill
Jan 17, 2021 1:06 pm
moges79
moges79
Yesterday

Where to find out info on home?

Where to find out info on home?

Hi, We've recently purchased our first home and was wondering where to find information on our houses history in regards to building codes etc. I'm asking as I'm renewing…

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moges79
Jan 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Casho77
Casho77
Yesterday

Lochinvar Downs stage 1

Lochinvar Downs stage 1

Has anyone bought stage 1 land at Lochinvat Downs or any of the other stages. I have put a deposit on land in stage 2c being told it would be registered late this year but…

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Casho77
Jan 17, 2021 8:04 am
Shinzlet
Shinzlet
16 January

Post construction issues....

Post construction issues....

Thanks Chris for the reply. Yep sagging and creaking - they are going to check it out but makes me very concerned

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Shinzlet
Jan 16, 2021 10:29 pm

Update: My home is to be demolished. I have significant structural damage and it is no longer safe to live in. An 8 yr old home needs to be demolished because of absolute…

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Harts
Jan 16, 2021 9:49 pm
done
done
16 January

Contact with private Certifier

Contact with private Certifier
1, 2

Yeah, we need to get a building consultant. Have been trying to find one by word of mouth, but no one seems to have anyone they would recommend.

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done
Jan 16, 2021 9:07 pm
Sonisam
Sonisam
16 January

Signature at the ponds

Signature at the ponds

Thank you so much for promptly replying . Can you share which developer you went ahead with please .

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Sonisam
Jan 16, 2021 8:52 pm
Berek
Berek
16 January

HELP ADVICE NEEDED - 137B report for kitchen renovations

HELP ADVICE NEEDED - 137B report for kitchen renovations

Had to read the link :-) I’d argue that the time frame for the kitchen is past and the value of the laundry is less than the minimum trade cost.

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Berek
Jan 16, 2021 8:19 pm
Sonisam
Sonisam
16 January

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2

Hi Everyone, We are planning to put our deposit on the box hill project by signature for their home and land package , completion 2022. They don’t have any display…

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Sonisam
Jan 16, 2021 7:57 pm
J_RIDGEY98
J_RIDGEY98
16 January

HGWA Lakelands

HGWA Lakelands

Hahha always the way! Once it starts it goes up soooo quick, I can’t believe how fast ours has 😁

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J_RIDGEY98
Jan 16, 2021 7:01 pm
J_RIDGEY98
J_RIDGEY98
16 January

bulid with HGWA

bulid with HGWA

Hi Gookgai, It took us 3weeks from scheduling to construction email (they estimated 4-6weeks) and 1week later construction began

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J_RIDGEY98
Jan 16, 2021 6:41 pm
KodaCujo
KodaCujo
16 January

HGWA Alkimos

HGWA Alkimos
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Crikey... Bastards lol Happy days now atleast 👌👍

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KodaCujo
Jan 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Casho77
Casho77
16 January

Building with Coral Homes

Building with Coral Homes

My wife and I are thinking of building with Coral Homes in the Hunter Valley Newcastle, anyone's personal experiences good or bad would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Casho77
Jan 16, 2021 4:58 pm
moudzj
moudzj
16 January

Sydney water vent pipes

Sydney water vent pipes

As Stewie has said, speaking to a WSC is the only way to go about it. I would recommend speaking to Harrison Friedmann and Associates. I have found that they come up with…

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moudzj
Jan 16, 2021 12:04 am

Hi Everyone, Can you please suggest what could be the worst case scenario for the site cost, if I go with variable. As of now henley provided me a fixed site cost of…

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Abhi33424
Jan 15, 2021 10:23 pm
Berek
Berek
15 January

Fall on land and custom builder

Fall on land and custom builder

From reading here and elsewhere, that’s the modus operandi of builders. Cheap quote and pack on the expensive non optional options.

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Berek
Jan 15, 2021 9:21 pm
jfoldbar
jfoldbar
15 January

vacuum drill bit

vacuum drill bit

hi. has anyone used a masonry vacuum drill bit. how did it go?

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jfoldbar
Jan 15, 2021 8:21 pm
cocobear
cocobear
15 January

Let's chat

Let's chat

Hi TTLE, also looking at Carlisle for the build in Mt Atkinson. I am waiting for them to provide quotes for me but just curious what quote you got for the site costs? Thanks.

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cocobear
Jan 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 January

Cleaning internal brick wall old Victorian

Cleaning internal brick wall old Victorian

As per chippy's advice above but don't make it any stronger than the 10:1 ratio as it leaves yellowish stains when it is too strong. Just make sure to sluice it down after…

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Stewie D
Jan 15, 2021 2:37 pm
chippy
chippy
14 January

Height of rangehood

Height of rangehood

Depending on the type of cooktop you are looking at 650-700 above the benchtops. Tilers cut tiles all the time, that's what they do so don't get hung up on trying to use a…

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chippy
Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm
chippy
Berek
Berek
14 January

Brick Paving height under cover patio.

Brick Paving height under cover patio.

1 brick below the weep holes, sloping away from the house?

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Berek
Jan 14, 2021 8:38 pm
Whatsadrill
Whatsadrill
14 January

How to fill gaps

How to fill gaps

Hello everyone, We've moved into my first home this week and am getting on with some maintenance. The windows in our garage (see 1st photo) have gaps between the wooden…

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Whatsadrill
Jan 14, 2021 12:57 pm
Rafay
Rafay
14 January

Class 9b-- a commercial building?

Class 9b-- a commercial building?

Is class 9b building considered a commercial building? I was filling form 75 to become an OB of childcare centre (in Western Australia), it says that an OB can build a…

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Rafay
Jan 14, 2021 9:13 am
Kitkat007
Kitkat007
13 January

Storybook Homes

Storybook Homes

We built with them a few years ago. I definitely would NOT recommend them. There are occasionally new reviews of Storybook online but they tend to 'mysteriously' disappear…

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Kitkat007
Jan 13, 2021 9:55 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 January

B.A.L Rating and builds

B.A.L Rating and builds

You need to have a sketch at least of your property or a contour survey and then a rough idea of where you want to put your house then find an accredited fire officer who…

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Stewie D
Jan 13, 2021 6:14 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 January

Garage ventilation advice

Garage ventilation advice

Friends of mine did exactly that about ten years ago and it works pretty well. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm

Just a question on the rainwater tank plumbing... I've noticed some plumbing were fitted above my rainwater tank. I am just not 100% sure how it works. I've checked and…

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jeanlaw
Jan 13, 2021 4:00 pm
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
12 January

Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build

Cabinetry not build to plans on architect build
1, 2, 3, 4

So basically, to be succint, and state facts only?

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LandAndHome
Jan 12, 2021 11:38 pm
zacare
zacare
12 January

Any one built with Elante Homes

Any one built with Elante Homes

Thank you jojac for replying, even i am in similar situation.I will update you if i hear from anyone.

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zacare
Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm
aussieta
aussieta
12 January

Tradesmen etiquette

Tradesmen etiquette
1, 2, 3, 4

many years ago went out to a fleet site for"a breakdown" when i asked what the problem was i was told" you;re the f bomb mechanic you figure it out" i eventually figured…

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aussieta
Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm
aussieta
Kate_s
Kate_s
11 January

Kitchen design help

Kitchen design help

Also shall I leave scullery opening without pocket door? Or shall I include one?

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Kate_s
Jan 11, 2021 9:57 pm
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curiousb
Jan 11, 2021 4:41 pm
curiousb
curiousb
11 January

Does type of brick matter for a Moroka finish?

Does type of brick matter for a Moroka finish?

Hi Experts, Our house exterior will be moroka. And we have the external appointment in a few days. Given moroka will be covering up all the bricks, it does not seem to me…

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curiousb
Jan 11, 2021 2:19 pm
kalisiri
kalisiri
11 January

Transplanting a tree

Transplanting a tree

Hi Stewie, Thanks for the response. The magnolia is around 6m tall with around 3m canopy. The Camelia is around 7.5m tall with around 4 m canopy. Thanks Kalidas

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kalisiri
Jan 11, 2021 1:52 pm
Moe79
Moe79
11 January

List of saving tips when building a new home

List of saving tips when building a new home

Thanks so much - would you please explain the 3 first points a bit? I'm very new to all this and not sure I understand what they mean - the rest from 4-7 are all fine and…

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Moe79
Jan 11, 2021 1:20 pm
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stme
Jan 10, 2021 6:01 pm

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time

Coral Homes Grange 28 build time
1, 2

100% agree re the cost for electrical. We added $3000 to our standard inclusions and still had to contribute almost that again. I’d recommend having a minimum of $10k…

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S+C_MidNorthCoast
Jan 10, 2021 10:14 am
sociangal
sociangal
10 January

Brick colour help please!

Brick colour help please!

No problem. I have a chocolate brown house myself haha.

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sociangal
Jan 10, 2021 8:43 am
Berek
Berek
9 January

How do people manage loan repayments

How do people manage loan repayments

If you have a construction loan, your payments are based on what they have given the builder. So you pay less at the beginning.

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Berek
Jan 09, 2021 8:06 pm
Berek
Berek
9 January

Mortgage brokers: Home loans

Mortgage brokers: Home loans

Broker for sure over internet middlemen. A good one will walk you through the options and should show you what the figures will be.

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Berek
Jan 09, 2021 8:02 pm
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Ashryar
Jan 09, 2021 8:28 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 January

wainscoting wall panel boards

wainscoting wall panel boards

The face of MDF is pretty smooth but so can gyprock if it is sanded and painted well. You will spend a lot more time filling and sanding the beading, crown mould and…

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Stewie D
Jan 08, 2021 8:01 am
alex95
alex95
7 January

Fairhaven Riverview 26 review? Henley Monaco 25 review?

Fairhaven Riverview 26 review? Henley Monaco 25 review?

Hey everyone! I'm just wondering if anyone has recently built with Fairhaven or Henley homes and would like to share their experience? My parter and i are both first home…

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alex95
Jan 07, 2021 7:24 pm

Though we would start a thread to blog our new home build. This is our first time building, it's certainly much harder than buying an already established home! Even…

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S+C_MidNorthCoast
Jan 07, 2021 1:14 pm

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