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Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

Help is my house missing NBN hub ???? needing help

My NBN was free from builder. Included hub in garage and conduit from garage to lounge. After move in, went with iinet. They sent technician to hook nbn to house, was free…

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aloenyx
Nov 22, 2017 4:08 pm
aloenyx
kiwiinmelbourne
kiwiinmelbourne
19 November

Building contract times

Building contract times

Of course it works both ways, its a negotiable contract between two parties. I have seen contracts for single floor dwellings anywhere from 210 days to 320 days. I'm…

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kiwiinmelbourne
Nov 19, 2017 11:48 am
bini
bini
16 November

Living in Doreen/ Mernda

Living in Doreen/ Mernda
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Cheer Up we are getting Mernda station along with other 2 very soon. :-D

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bini
Nov 16, 2017 4:00 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
10 November

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

Garage Wall - Straight Brick or Timber Frame?

I have noticed that most houses built these days (at least in Victoria) are built entirely out of timber framing with choice of masonry outside including the garage. I…

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kirashogun
Nov 10, 2017 8:57 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
9 November

Frame timber type

Frame timber type

Blue is H2 termite treated (light duty) suitable only for use above ground and not exposed to the elements. H3 is suitable for exposure to the weather and H4 is usually…

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Beetaloo
Nov 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Beetaloo

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Knowing what is possible with potential home exension

Property developers, Builders, Real estate agents, etc, etc all dabble? Also there is plenty of metadata, apps & Spreadsheets online. once you have determined the amount…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 09, 2017 10:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I know this is a old topic but it may still help others. Have a look at the PlexiDor pet door, they close tight with little to no draught. There is…

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Sasha 14
Nov 08, 2017 10:16 pm
cazz82
cazz82
3 November

Metricon Flooring- Laminate

Metricon Flooring- Laminate

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has the Rustic Buckwheat flooring installed in their home. Id really like to see it as a whole. Thanks. :)

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cazz82
Nov 03, 2017 12:14 pm

Some colour: the timber next to the tiles is red ironbark which will complement the tiles when sanded and coated.

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Harpies
Nov 02, 2017 10:11 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 October

Options to save on house construction cost

Options to save on house construction cost

Things I would not get the builder to include are driveways (and relevant paths), carpets, curtains, antenna or anything else outside of the build itself. The builder will…

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First_Timer_Ray
Oct 31, 2017 12:49 pm
First_Timer_Ray
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 October

Building Lawyer

Building Lawyer

Good luck with it all...you have obviously paid due diligence to the 3 Ps. I found a double charge of $9,800 on part of a forum member's hydraulic assessment once. You…

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SaveH2O
Oct 29, 2017 10:29 pm
SaveH2O
abhishu
abhishu
26 October

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Dream house in accolade rockbank Melbourne

Welcome all whole has booked and wanted to book their dream home in accolade estate in rockbank Melbourne. What did I like about this peject is 1. Close proximity with…

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abhishu
Oct 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Joker
Joker
25 October

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Can I claim price capping cost due to delay caused by neighb

Time puts no less blame on porter davis, they should of offered compensation for what they done, but arrogance seems to be a common trait with volume boys.

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Joker
Joker
25 October

Help microwave provision dilemma!

Help microwave provision dilemma!

We had ours above oven for years, and now have one in island, is so much more convenient and you can see what is coming out on plates, so no spills, had no trouble with…

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Joker
Oct 25, 2017 9:03 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
20 October

re-build new house without driveway ?

re-build new house without driveway ?

You can crane things in. But it involves cost and traffic management.

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PVBuild
Oct 20, 2017 8:07 pm
sajidmib
sajidmib
10 October

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Cost of antenna installation in Mickleham??

Its a normal inclusion in your build, anyhow if not included then buy antennae yourself and seek an electrician via these new apps you will get pretty competitive…

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sajidmib
Oct 10, 2017 10:10 pm
sajidmib
ja-mez
ja-mez
8 October

Questionable shower drain

Questionable shower drain

That is tile adhesive. If the Tiler Screeds up to the pipe he runs the risk of blocking the pipe with Screed. Nothing wrong with this other than; You have a 100mm floor…

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ja-mez
Oct 08, 2017 11:02 am

on going colorbond roof leak

on going colorbond roof leak

VCAT will usually ask that parties in dispute have their own expert prepare a report. How else will you know what the defects are, the extent of the problem and the…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 4:28 pm
building-expert

bureaucracy gone mad.

bureaucracy gone mad.

Save H2O says. "There should be short courses on offer to persons who could then become qualified and registered to do some of the simpler plumbing tasks and this is one…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 11:09 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Tank water, providing redundancy.

Just realised that you have a flat roof...so much for installing a header tank in the roof cavity! The 12V option would be good.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 8:29 am
SaveH2O
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Fee121
Sep 29, 2017 7:09 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September

Which takes precedent? Contract specifications or drawings

Which takes precedent? Contract specifications or drawings

namweng Unfortunately if order of document precedence is not spelt out in a simple building contract then discrepancies favour the builder . Those type of inconsistencies…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2017 6:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Zhenhua
Zhenhua
26 September

Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Thanks.. So for laminate floors, is it common to have the problems (crackling sound from seams) that I'm having with my laminate floor?

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Zhenhua
Sep 26, 2017 11:00 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 September

How long should you keep contracts for?

How long should you keep contracts for?

I'd keep them for as long as you have the house - at least ... :)

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Saint Mike
Sep 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Saint Mike
Wade+Erica
Wade+Erica
25 September

rendering our house

rendering our house

Utilise Dulux online colour guide - it has swatches of complimentary colours. We wanted to paint our house grey, so we found a colour we liked and then entered it into…

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Wade+Erica
Sep 25, 2017 4:38 pm
homeone
homeone
22 September

Site Announcement - Unsubscribe

Site Announcement - Unsubscribe

Dear Members, During an initial test batch of the first in a series of system notification emails regarding a 'New Site announcement' we discovered this did not include…

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homeone
Sep 22, 2017 9:59 pm
homeone
Joelleg6
Joelleg6
21 September

Apollo Blinds Feedback

Apollo Blinds Feedback

How's your experience been with Apollo Blinds? I'm considering purchasing Red Cedar plantation shutters from them.

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Joelleg6
Sep 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Joelleg6
roger_b
roger_b
19 September

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

How to connect drain hose of washing machine

Yikes! that is NOT a pipe to attach a washing machine too! It's a connection for a dishwasher. A washing machine drains a huge amount of water and requires a drain of at…

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roger_b
Sep 19, 2017 1:30 pm
Joker
Joker
10 September

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

New build evaluation shortfall. Officer. VIC

It's almost considered that 5% is pretty much almost no deposit, with some over priced add ons, you would essentially almost be borrowing more than the home is worth.

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Joker
Sep 10, 2017 11:46 pm
building-expert
building-expert
7 September

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Advice needed our builders are bullying us

Yes, get a building consultant that can stand up to the builder and make the builder blink.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2017 5:54 pm
building-expert

Can someone interpret the side restrictions with this diagram for me? We originally wanted to buy this lot but were told by the builders that the first storey had…

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bvillemot
Sep 03, 2017 3:00 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
30 August

Buying land that requires building contract

Buying land that requires building contract

Are there design covenants? I have no experience with this but conditions of sale from a vendor are rare unless buying direct from the developer. They can try to enforce…

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mrssnowden
Aug 30, 2017 4:55 pm
Ashleigh
Ashleigh
29 August

Woodlea building

Woodlea building
1, 2, 3

Hi Shelaine, Wow 90k is a lot for upgrades. My partner and I are looking at Henley's also. Could I ask what Henley home that was and what caused the extras to be so much?

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Ashleigh
Aug 29, 2017 5:12 pm
novaqu
novaqu
28 August

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

HEBEL help??? Pros and Cons, need to make a decision!!!
1, 2

Hi RC56 Congratulations on signing the contract with Metricon. It's an exciting time for you and your husband. I agree to, it depends on who installs the Hebel but in…

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novaqu
Aug 28, 2017 10:40 am
jova7
jova7
27 August

Overshadowing but not overshadowing

Overshadowing but not overshadowing

Hi I have faced a similar issue with my builder (Carlisle). we signed the contract with them and now as per them as mentioned in the email - "We…

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jova7
Aug 27, 2017 4:00 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 August

Contractual Advice, Please

Contractual Advice, Please

It sounds legal - but you should check with your solicitor's office.

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Saint Mike
Aug 24, 2017 1:54 pm
Saint Mike
Joker
Joker
22 August

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

This highlights how much a good inspector is needed, what will go unnoticed with out a educated eye, how much better and fairer will builder be knowing, you got knowledge…

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Joker
Aug 22, 2017 1:25 pm

Rock Excavation guide

Rock Excavation guide

rockylot You haven't provided enough info to check that Do You Have the Contour survey, geotech report, and engineering details? Generally, if we can we put a sand pad…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 17, 2017 11:55 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
15 August

Legal action against builder

Legal action against builder

I believe all disputes have to go to the DPDRV in Victoria (Compulsory Conciliation). Here the dispute will be conciliated fairly... hopefully. Should either party…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 15, 2017 3:26 pm
Joker
Joker
15 August

Hebel had no impact on energy rating

Hebel had no impact on energy rating

I would get some and conduct my own tests , anything anyone said or claims can be deceptive, it would give you peace of mind and you would really know if it works. Ive…

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Joker
Aug 15, 2017 9:51 am
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
14 August

Sink in Butler's Pantry/WIP - Yes or No?

Sink in Butler's Pantry/WIP - Yes or No?

We have one and like Bank, have our kettle, coffee maker and toaster in there. We have our mugs and a few spoons and make our toast and tea and coffees in there. Love it…

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Becs Coral
Aug 14, 2017 9:26 pm
Becs Coral
yhfg27
yhfg27
10 August

Intercom and gate integtation

Intercom and gate integtation

just installed electric gate which should be integrated with intercom. my understanding is when visitor comes, I push button on intercom, it should allow visitor enter.…

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yhfg27
Aug 10, 2017 10:31 pm
Bri1234
Bri1234
8 August

Power pits

Power pits

This is probably a bit late but my understanding is power pits are installed between 2 properties and can be used by both. We are doing a KDRB and are waiting for the…

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Bri1234
Aug 09, 2017 12:10 am
Bri1234
VMS
VMS
2 August

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Did anyone build with Ranshe Home builder in Victoria

Hi AACJ, I am planning to go with Ranshe homes. How did you go with your building process? Please let me know. Thanks.

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VMS
Aug 02, 2017 9:20 pm


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