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Alina Lim
Oct 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Alina Lim
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
10 October

Pest Control recommendations for our townhouse

Pest Control recommendations for our townhouse

Hi guys With summer around, we have started to see little spiders around the house and some small weird insect mainly in the bathrooms. We have a newborn now and hence…

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rajan_g4
Oct 10, 2019 1:13 pm
rajan_g4
lightrei
lightrei
10 October

Rubbish on vacant land

Rubbish on vacant land
1, 2

External battery pack that runs for up to a couple of months. Hi betaloo, can I please PM you to get advice on how to install the camera and where to…

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lightrei
Oct 10, 2019 12:27 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 October

Leaking relief valve from hot water system

Leaking relief valve from hot water system

As he said. It can drip. Have they been yet ?

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Saint Mike
Oct 04, 2019 9:47 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 October

Maintenance

Maintenance

Don't come in as often now - house been finalised for a few years. But always enjoy the read. Thank

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Saint Mike
Oct 04, 2019 9:44 am
Saint Mike
Western13
Western13
3 October

Mega Homes Disappeared

Mega Homes Disappeared
1, 2, 3

Try different brokers (try local too). I read somewhere that MBA insurance brokers are really good in this type of situation.

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Western13
Oct 03, 2019 2:10 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 September

Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria
1, 2

@ miszsuby; You are in Victoria. As such, you are the one who appoints the Building Surveyor. You need to do some homework to find a good one who isn't already in the…

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SaveH2O
Sep 28, 2019 10:15 pm
SaveH2O
Gladys
Gladys
27 September

Tribeca homes / G Development

Tribeca homes / G Development

Hi Brendon, Do you mind giving me a review about tribeca home? We are just about to sign a off the plan House and Land Package with Tribeca Homes but could not find any…

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Gladys
Sep 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Newbuild_2020
Newbuild_2020
27 September

Looking for a building company!!!

Looking for a building company!!!

Hi, Yes we have looked into PD,not quite what we’re after. We are really just beginning to look. Boutique Riviera is very nice but Boutique refusing to change the…

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Newbuild_2020
Sep 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Newbuild_2020
Peter83
Peter83
26 September

Need some advice please! Before it costs me more money

Need some advice please! Before it costs me more money

Regarding your previous post, we’re in Melbourne, future build on north eastern suburbs. Not too many dimensions given but hallway is currently 1500mm Current plan…

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Peter83
Sep 26, 2019 6:36 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 September

house extension

house extension

Mchalkie welcome to the forum Based on the information you have provided Extending 30m x 15m =450m2 at $800m2 to $1200m2 = $360K to $540K To get a more accurate…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 22, 2019 8:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
20 September

Pulling out of HIA

Pulling out of HIA

since you say it only adds up to around 3% of build cost I'd say it's fair enough. You might be able to push that lower, might. But if you do that you basically destroy…

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IsabellaBoots
Sep 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Neatep
Neatep
17 September

Overlooking issues

Overlooking issues

I saw someone post a comment that even if you do need them due to council regulations. Just ask for clear windows with obscured window film. This passes inspection. But…

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Neatep
Sep 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 September

New house warranty cover shower tile & grout crack?

New house warranty cover shower tile & grout crack?

I'd check with your builder - in a friendly way.

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Saint Mike
Sep 03, 2019 10:39 am
Saint Mike

Hi, We are yet to have handover of our current build, but with all the cabinetry etc now installed we think our setup will work fairly well. Originally our plan had the…

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darb74
Aug 27, 2019 3:23 pm
darb74
LILPOM
LILPOM
24 August

Jasper17

Jasper17

See my video queen with 2 bed side tables. Excuse the boxes etchttp://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5d611100a86ee/received_407527853443619.mp4

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LILPOM
Aug 24, 2019 8:28 pm
LILPOM
Gildea
Gildea
21 August

200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

Guess I had a reasonable neighbor then... In our old place when building the fence, I simply asked him what they would like to do, either fence all the way up (approx 6m @…

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Gildea
Aug 21, 2019 12:45 am
paolo890
paolo890
20 August

Glue stone benchtop and waterfall

Glue stone benchtop and waterfall

im going to install for the first time and engineered quartz stone. I live in remote area and is only two stone mason, one don’t wanna donthe job because I didn’t buy…

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paolo890
Aug 20, 2019 6:36 pm
malypetu
malypetu
20 August

Arranging demolition in advance

Arranging demolition in advance

Hi SuperSabre76 I'm in the process of getting quotes for demolition in Sydney. Do you have a good company (name, web site, phone) that you can recommend? Cheers

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malypetu
Aug 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Pulse
Pulse
18 August

Basement garage

Basement garage

This is pretty complex, the title is the biggest issue. If Strata, it would need approval from 75% of owners I believe. The DA would likely need the whole building to be…

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Pulse
Aug 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Wolfgang Cash
Wolfgang Cash
17 August

Provisional Sums

Provisional Sums

The builder's margin is applied to the cost of works and any GST payable on the supply of the works is part of the cost of works. The builder's margin is GST inclusive.

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Wolfgang Cash
Aug 17, 2019 6:24 pm
cobri05
cobri05
15 August

ELECTRA HENLEY HOME JULY 2019

ELECTRA HENLEY HOME JULY 2019

I don't believe you can get an Electra for that price. Ours is $343k not including demolition costs. The price will vary a huge amount if you are are a knock down rebuild…

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cobri05
Aug 15, 2019 5:01 pm

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
1, 2, 3

Most of those exclusions should be inclusions? The problem is builders doesn't wish to pay an Engineer for those items ie Structural Trusses, Structural Floors, Fire…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 14, 2019 8:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
simonsss
simonsss
10 August

Query with plans / power box

Query with plans / power box

Hi, a query I have with the power box location and what can be done? Thanks in advance for replying. the fuse / power box for the house was not placed as per the plans.…

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simonsss
Aug 10, 2019 3:20 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
4 August

Below street level house

Below street level house

That’s not at all what I was expecting. Anyway, nothing to worry about there, as long as they have installed sufficient drainage in the yard.

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arcadelt
Aug 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Joker
Joker
1 August

Mobile Uploads

Mobile Uploads

Amazing warp

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Joker
Aug 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
1 August

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

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

Hi all, The below dialogue is Metricon’s response when I raised this issue of the non-compliant gutters with them. Note - they corrected mine when I pushed them to…

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Norfolk
Aug 01, 2019 4:57 pm
SDAHIYA117
SDAHIYA117
30 July

Aquarevo Lyndhurst

Aquarevo Lyndhurst

Bought a block of land in Ilika isle which will be titled early next year. we will be building Doulton 56sq by Metricon....

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SDAHIYA117
Jul 30, 2019 7:40 pm
malypetu
malypetu
30 July

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

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

Hi All I've read all the comments here, very valuables, I also believe that pre-slab inspections is vital as you can detect problems ahead of time and avoid expensive…

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malypetu
Jul 30, 2019 9:22 am

Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization
1, 2, 3

Am interested to know what you decided and if it was the resin injection,would you recommend.

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eha and tony
Jul 28, 2019 8:38 am

New Draftsman in Australia. Help please

New Draftsman in Australia. Help please

Cariasvar Welcome to the forum Try window manufacturers like or similar Free Not Free I also recommend you get a good AEC software package and build up a library of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 27, 2019 9:40 am
StructuralBIMGuy
shokel1975
shokel1975
25 July

Glass Stairs Metricon

Glass Stairs Metricon

Not during the build... no other contractors allowed to do work during the build period. And I doubt you would get an Occupancy Permit without balustrading on your…

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shokel1975
Jul 25, 2019 3:29 pm
shokel1975
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

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
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
insider
insider
21 June

Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

I support this idea 100% Hope you gained from the HEDRA meeting

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insider
Jun 21, 2019 10:35 pm
insider
wally97
wally97
14 June

Leakage on roof of garage

Leakage on roof of garage

We lived in this new-built double-storey home for three and a half years. Recently noticed a short black thick-line stain on the roof of garage along the cornice.…

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wally97
Jun 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Joker
Joker
7 June

Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

I purchased,then sold to a nearby build,got 75 percent back after 18 months.

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Joker
Jun 07, 2019 8:58 pm
kks
kks
7 June

** builder breaks home owners

** builder breaks home owners

How many builder busts is it in South Australia in the past year, seven? With the latest, Adelaide Advertiser is reporting current deposit loss from the punter is about $5.5K.

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kks
Jun 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Joker
Joker
7 June

Broke builder link

Broke builder link

Look what I shared: Zealous Group: Victims of liquidated housing developer speak out | Leader @MIUI| https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inn ... 52e28f149f

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Joker
Jun 07, 2019 1:10 pm
rubyhuang
rubyhuang
29 May

Faux timber beams?

Faux timber beams?

Hi! I’ve created a post with some faux timber if you’re interested. I’m based in Brisbane, Queensland.

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rubyhuang
May 29, 2019 12:12 am
Zorro6
Zorro6
26 May

Outstanding Final Inspection

Outstanding Final Inspection

If the council have signed off on the pool isn’t all that is required for sale? Do you have a copy of their sign off?

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Zorro6
May 26, 2019 4:39 pm
jimv
jimv
20 May

Oviya Homes

Oviya Homes

Thanks for the information

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jimv
May 20, 2019 4:00 pm
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smacky07
May 12, 2019 1:02 pm
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
11 May

Which would you buy?

Which would you buy?

Looks inviting!

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DustyBlue
May 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Psha15
Psha15
8 May

Cedar woods Fencing

Cedar woods Fencing

Hi, I am moving into my new home in Williams landing and the estate Cedar woods are doing the fencing. I am about to submit the Notice to occupy document, but the…

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Psha15
May 08, 2019 4:12 pm

If it looks like the above 2 dwellings it is slab heave/subsidence

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building-expert
May 06, 2019 12:58 pm
building-expert
cag57
cag57
3 May

Handover with defects.

Handover with defects.

If you already have a lawyer ask them to draft it. They'll charge you to proof read so might as well get it done right the first time

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cag57
May 03, 2019 9:28 am
lamiacasa
lamiacasa
26 April

HIA Home Show Melbourne 2nd May - 5th May 2019

HIA Home Show Melbourne 2nd May - 5th May 2019

Is anyone going and would you recommend purchasing tickets ? I went 5 years ago and for a lot out of it. It's been suggested it isn't as good any more.. Thoughts ? Anyone…

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lamiacasa
Apr 26, 2019 7:59 pm

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