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Building with OrionBuilding with Orion

Who is building house with Orion ???

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amitchoudhary
May 01, 2017 2:34 am
pet doorpet door

We have left it and we will see what happens post handover. What I have read is that the whole pane of glass needs to be replaced.

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dreamh0me
Apr 30, 2017 7:39 pm
Shale Grey vs SurfmistShale Grey vs Surfmist

We have shale roof and gutters, surfmist windows and fascia. Looks great with a dark brick. Surfmist is white but the shale can still appear quite light / white in sun.

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chrismarshall3
Apr 29, 2017 7:29 pm
Plasterers - Can you put a hole on a plaster join?Plasterers - Can you put a hole on a plaster join?

I have a speaker to install and the join between 2 plaster sheets is exactly where I need my in ceiling speaker to go. Can i cut the hole over the 2 plaster boards where…

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chrismarshall3
Apr 29, 2017 7:28 pm
JDL1973
29 April
excessive water pooling under houseexcessive water pooling under house

Thanks heaps for your reply and advice I definitely will do so.....do you know if this is a common concern with slopping blocks/ houses that have had extensions?

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JDL1973
Apr 29, 2017 11:52 am
Gaudi
29 April
Breaks in Drainage PipeBreaks in Drainage Pipe

Thank you for the clear explanation of the different tests. Very useful for planned re:CCTV. Knowing what is and is not being done. And this time I'll be using a…

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Gaudi
Apr 29, 2017 4:07 am
albertsean
28 April
Anyone Resprayed Kitchen recently?Anyone Resprayed Kitchen recently?

Hello guys! Has anyone done kitchen respray recently? Actually, I want to respray my kitchen and bathroom and want to know your…

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albertsean
Apr 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Roger123
28 April
Total Joint Finish on exterior?Total Joint Finish on exterior?

Hi, I just found out from someone that my current builder is using Boral Total Joint Finish on the outside on the blueboard & supposedly you can't? And used Cornice cement…

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Roger123
Apr 28, 2017 8:28 pm
arcadelt
28 April
pvc pipespvc pipes

They may be sewerage access points. They should get cut down to ground level once that has been established. If that's what they are you'll be grateful for them if you…

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arcadelt
Apr 28, 2017 8:17 pm
PCI inspection by private inspectorPCI inspection by private inspector

Hi Vandy The PCI is generally a condition inspection, so the report provides an opinion on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. The report at a…

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gmbuildingconsultant
Apr 28, 2017 5:16 pm
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Who is Building with Orion HomesWho is Building with Orion Homes

Hi there, i am planing to go ahead with Orion homes. Please share your experience with them. Thanks

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amitchoudhary
Apr 28, 2017 8:31 am
Gaudi
28 April
New build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tipsNew build - Repairs - touch ups - builder tips

Just looked them up I can use these guys for my poor scratched and bumped car.

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Gaudi
Apr 28, 2017 1:10 am
ISABEL
27 April
Kinbrook Land DonnybrookKinbrook Land Donnybrook

Hey All Just wandering if there is anyone who bought land in Kinbrook on the Nothern suburbs.

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ISABEL
Apr 27, 2017 4:39 pm
franza
27 April
McDonald Jones Homes Electrical AppointmentMcDonald Jones Homes Electrical Appointment

Greetings I am interested in having MJH pre-wire our home as part of their pre-wired package (20 down lights, bathroom heater/fan/light pre wires, alfresco, laundry…

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franza
Apr 27, 2017 2:21 pm
arcadelt
26 April
Misinterpretation of windowMisinterpretation of window

Things can be recorded as a contract variations after signing, but if you did not get a response and have no evidence trail showing that you didn't get what you asked for,…

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arcadelt
Apr 26, 2017 6:41 pm
Laundry sink in the kitchen - In VictoriaLaundry sink in the kitchen - In Victoria

I don't think that having a laundry sink is a prerequisite in houses unless you absolutely want to have one for yourself. I should think that for practicality's sake that…

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ThomasMaloney
Apr 26, 2017 6:14 pm
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BGW
26 April
Capital BuildingCapital Building

Hi All, Has anyone used capital Building Contractors in Balwyn Victoria? Thanks

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BGW
Apr 26, 2017 2:21 pm
dreamh0me
26 April
Gas abolishment Gas abolishment

Gosh that is unbelievable. I will let the builder know for sure. Thanks

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dreamh0me
Apr 26, 2017 7:36 am
albertsean
25 April
Which colour is best for kitchens?Which colour is best for kitchens?

Hi Campbell! Thanks for your response. I think gray white color is a good combination for kitchen paint. What you think?…

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albertsean
Apr 25, 2017 10:54 pm
arcadelt
25 April
Suspended Concrete Slab with Hydronic HeatingSuspended Concrete Slab with Hydronic Heating

Our slab is on fill, although our deck slab is suspended. We too are putting hydronic pipes into a top coat for some of the slab, so that can be done on whether precast or…

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arcadelt
Apr 25, 2017 8:13 pm
John30
25 April
Changes after CDC approvalChanges after CDC approval

Hi guys, Building a house and after 1 year of admin, i noticed the "construction plans" are different from the digitally signed CDC approval is this okay? The main…

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John30
Apr 25, 2017 11:23 am
Joker
24 April
external doorexternal door

Weather strips will be used to seal all gaps around your doors, if not, get it done. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Horse
24 April
Control JointsControl Joints

Thanks twylamc. I will ask them to do that. It is very helpful to have all this comments from experts.

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Horse
Apr 24, 2017 11:23 am
mhouse
22 April
Moving Stormwater Kerb ConnectionMoving Stormwater Kerb Connection

I am putting in a new crossover for my house, but found out that I may need to move the stormwater connection from the house to the kerb (maybe by 30-50cm) to accomodate…

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mhouse
Apr 22, 2017 8:06 pm
albertsean
21 April
wall issue?wall issue?

Which side of wall you are talking about? I think it is good and tiles are also seems fine. If you think…

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albertsean
Apr 21, 2017 11:50 pm
Granny Flat on rear lane boundaryGranny Flat on rear lane boundary

Hi Izee, Yes, it is possible to lodge a rear lane granny flat as a CDC if less than 50% is on the boundary, as you have pointed out. I am a postgraduate architect, and I…

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HannouchDesign
Apr 21, 2017 8:39 pm
Jasper_D
20 April
Question about old housesQuestion about old houses

Hey Folk New poster here. I have a question about a lot of unrestored old houses that I see in Vic / Tas that I'm hoping someone can clarify. When I say 'old' I mean…

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Jasper_D
Apr 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Berek
20 April
Wooden FloorboardsWooden Floorboards

I'm not a builder but here's what I think. The effort put into securing it to the floor is proportionate to the value of the contents :-) You'll need to try to get it over a…

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Berek
Apr 20, 2017 8:22 pm
oldchippy
20 April
Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?
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Hey qebtel, Hate to deflate you but your only 1 in half a mill. I am the other one. After 48 years in construction I don't need BE's help either in inspecting houses…

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oldchippy
Apr 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Nuri
20 April
Help with living room designHelp with living room design

I had thought about that, problem is most L-shaped couches are a bit too long on the side that would run down the middle. I don't want to block the pathway, so the side…

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Nuri
Apr 20, 2017 4:26 pm
House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?House 1m below street level - best rebuild options?

First you need to examine the foundations of the house and the stability of the ground itself. Depending on that you can start making plans. An underground garage sounds…

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JasonRoberts85
Apr 19, 2017 10:59 pm
rondy
19 April
CIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELPCIG gas bottle dumped on our site. HELP

Thanks. BOC have finally agreed to accept ownership & collect the bottle.

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rondy
Apr 19, 2017 4:42 am
lilpen
18 April
electricalelectrical

can anyone please tell me or show me what it should look like inside your electrical box on a new house

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lilpen
Apr 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Joker
18 April
Gutters and downpipe requirementsGutters and downpipe requirements

First few things I said to my Draftsman /architect was, want a really good drainage system and extra downpipes put in, 3_4 more than required, have seen way too many water…

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Joker
Apr 18, 2017 12:42 pm
Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?Depth of stormwater pvc and electrical underground?

Electrical: Minimum 500mm depth of cover Or 300mm below concrete of the concrete is >75mm thick (excludes pavers, bitumen etc) measured from under the concrete (e.g 300mm…

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 17, 2017 5:12 pm
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gtpossum888
15 April
Construction BuildersConstruction Builders

Hi Thank you for your reply. I will find out over the weekend. Thanks

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gtpossum888
Apr 15, 2017 8:14 am
qebtel
13 April
Relocate HomeRelocate Home

Id say about 20K. The problem is, the costs of moving is only the start. Your council will treat it as a new build, and expect your compliance to all current building…

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2017 8:34 pm
taniablake
13 April
Superior Building Group ExperienceSuperior Building Group Experience

First of all sorry to hear that and who was the supervisor? This post warns me for my next construction of farm house.

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taniablake
Apr 13, 2017 4:24 am
Berek
11 April
Land Insurance before build starts?Land Insurance before build starts?

The conveyancing company told me about it when I bought a block. There are countless ways for someone to injure themselves and then sue you. It depends on how risky you…

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Berek
Apr 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Fat hobbit
11 April
Examples of 8.5m high housesExamples of 8.5m high houses

Woah! What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing MrsJM - now I just wonder if I'm going to be spoiling myself with the 8.5m. FH

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Fat hobbit
Apr 11, 2017 1:06 pm
kymmo
10 April
Advice for a first timer in over her head??Advice for a first timer in over her head??

Thankyou for your response, money is the key isnt it, and probably is what it behind the panic too!! But yes, plenty of time there is no rush to have it all done. If I…

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kymmo
Apr 10, 2017 11:20 pm
Joker
8 April
Leaking Ensuite?Leaking Ensuite?

Sometimes even a inch of missed gaulking will mean big water problems, get to ground level to check shower, also some builders only water proof shower area etc, don't do…

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Joker
Apr 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Harpies
7 April
Plumbing 'shed' toiletPlumbing 'shed' toilet

All depends on what the fall is: talk to your plumber about that. My plumber brother often advises customers after he has unblocked their sewer to only use full flush,…

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Harpies
Apr 07, 2017 10:08 pm
Great small builder finished our homeGreat small builder finished our home

Good to hear a successful finish to what would have been a stressful situation.

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Our Build123
Apr 07, 2017 9:41 am
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Horse
7 April
Payment process of Unregistered LandPayment process of Unregistered Land

They will, and i believe its standard in a contract. Pre approval is different to unconditional finance. I have read where bank will not give unconditional loan even if…

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Horse
Apr 07, 2017 6:07 am
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bennals
Apr 06, 2017 10:09 am
Career change from IT to Builder?Career change from IT to Builder?
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Hi Mr Education: hope you have become builder now. I am similar sort of situation where i am thinking of switching my field and becoming a builder. Is there a possibility…

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sunnychawla
Apr 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Caramel
5 April
Sandstock BricksSandstock Bricks

Hi, My husband and I are wanting to build our house with PGH sandstock bricks. We are finding it really difficult to find houses close to us to look at. If anyone has…

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Caramel
Apr 05, 2017 2:18 pm



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