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bpratt
bpratt
19 June 2016

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

woow nice post admin, thank you for sharing this type of information. Your information increase our knowledge. I hope in future you share many more information. –

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bpratt
Jun 19, 2016 9:59 am

Another defective house story

Another defective house story
1, 2, 3

You and your Engineer will need to prove that in a Civil Court Goodluck, with that if you don't have all the evidence as it will turn into a legal picnic and lawyers…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 27, 2019 9:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Digging under house slab

Digging under house slab

Hey Al, thanks for your reply! Do you know if this applies where there are no footings eg slab with timber frame attached ontop clad in colourbond? The only footings we…

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egand
May 27, 2019 2:23 am

Oakworth Homes with its office at Springfarm is building a house on Lot 4269, Macarthur Heights and during their build they are illegally using my land (private property)…

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Dharma
May 26, 2019 10:22 pm

Akuna Vista Land Valuation

Akuna Vista Land Valuation
1, 2

I noticed some newpark marsdent park lands have valuation issues.

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checkyour
May 26, 2019 9:16 pm

Minimum requirements to build?

Minimum requirements to build?

I'm anoyed at how much it costs to build or buy in or around existing towns and am trying to model a lower cost option for…

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TarickTDS
May 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Zorro6
Zorro6
17 h

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

Does builders margin apply to provisional sum ?

Does builders margin apply to provisional sum ?

The way most builders charge: 1) initial (retail) price of PC item + GST, let's say $100 2) then they charge their own margin on top, let's say 25%, so 100% turns into…

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alexp79
May 26, 2019 12:19 pm
RCF91
RCF91
24 May

Noble Homes - Riverstone Oasis - Stage 1/2: BUILDER WILL BE

Noble Homes - Riverstone Oasis - Stage 1/2: BUILDER WILL BE

They are in breach, whether they admit or not, quite simply while you wait for a house and are paying mortgage repayments they are making interest and using it on there…

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RCF91
May 24, 2019 8:01 pm
adchew
adchew
23 May

Installation of undermount kitchen sink

Installation of undermount kitchen sink

Builder don’t have the sink I wanted.

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adchew
May 23, 2019 8:51 pm
viju_009
viju_009
23 May

Plantation ready built ??

Plantation ready built ??

Awesome, looks like if Timber structure is used, we can go for it.

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viju_009
May 23, 2019 5:08 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
23 May

After handover

After handover

Basically I meant get landscaping & fencing done together. Particularly between Fencing and Paving - get fencing done first as it requires soil to be dug up. Once fencing…

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IamSAM
May 23, 2019 2:59 pm
IamSAM
chippy
chippy
22 May

Kitchen sink

Kitchen sink

The cut out is the same size (roughly) for undermount or drop in. Personally I think undermount looks good with just bowls and no drainer, it looks clean and minimal Once…

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chippy
May 22, 2019 10:44 pm
chippy
jimv
jimv
20 May

Oviya Homes

Oviya Homes

Thanks for the information

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jimv
May 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Manic
Manic
20 May

Scaffold through bracing pic - is this normal?

Scaffold through bracing pic - is this normal?

I’m just glad it’s not my build but one down my street!

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Manic
May 20, 2019 11:51 am
Marcs
Marcs
19 May

Security Deposit Clause 7.1 HIA Contract (NSW)

Security Deposit Clause 7.1 HIA Contract (NSW)

Well thank you, I'm looking forward to your next update on your build. Conservatively, yes the builder could terminate as clause 27.2 states that the failure to…

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Marcs
May 19, 2019 11:48 pm

Mega Homes Disappeared

Mega Homes Disappeared
1, 2, 3

Mega homes was sold to Vlado's son in law and Jonathan Wang, Jonathan Wang apparently pilfered around $6 million from the company,that is where the problem started. Yes…

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Siahwaninn10
May 19, 2019 10:01 am
Harts
Harts
17 May

Builders Warranty Victoria

Builders Warranty Victoria

You can only claim on Builders Warranty insurance if the builder dies, goes bankrupt or disappears. I would question why he is offering you $18k, sounds like he is aware…

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Harts
May 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Arabla
Arabla
17 May

Tile Package or Self Source

Tile Package or Self Source

Hey We are considering building with Dale Alcock in Perth and wondering what the general consensus is on floor tiling. Is it better to go with them and or source the…

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Arabla
May 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Arabla
homeone
homeone
17 May

Please help the community by reporting Spam

Please help the community by reporting Spam

To add, already reported posts do not provide a report option.

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homeone
May 17, 2019 3:03 pm
homeone
dabz
dabz
16 May

Creation Homes reviews

Creation Homes reviews

Hi there, any experience with home builder Creation Homes? I really appreciate your comments

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dabz
May 16, 2019 1:38 pm
jono85
jono85
15 May

Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization
1, 2

Had a geotechnical engineer look at the place yesterday who has recommended some drainage options. I found that an internal door didn’t close properly and there was a…

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jono85
May 15, 2019 6:47 pm
VENGEANCE
VENGEANCE
15 May

Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

Thank you. Best quote I got so far was $880 for 12 months.

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VENGEANCE
May 15, 2019 10:59 am
VENGEANCE
meyeview
meyeview
14 May

Sliding driveway gate with Knotwood simulated wood slats AND

Sliding driveway gate with Knotwood simulated wood slats AND

Hi, appears to be the only place where I can get a sliding driveway gate that uses knotwood simulated wood slats AND frame. But, I can't find any product reviews or…

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meyeview
May 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Zorro6
Zorro6
14 May

Delay cost

Delay cost

That should be completion date.

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Zorro6
May 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Jitender
Jitender
13 May

building contract - cooling off

building contract - cooling off

hi, I am in a situation where I have signed the HIA building contract ( on 6th may ) with a builder and have submitted it back to the builder for him to sign it. my…

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Jitender
May 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Engineer
Engineer
13 May

Fairhaven homes

Fairhaven homes

Great stuff - one of the best slabs going around - did it cost much more than a waffle slab?

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Engineer
May 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Engineer
Engineer
Engineer
13 May

Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Title could be Foundations and sub-description "Geotechnical reports assist in determining the foundation system (concrete piers, steel piles, concrete slab, raised floor…

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Engineer
May 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Engineer
Vyki01
Vyki01
13 May

Overwhelmed about new/old house.

Overwhelmed about new/old house.

Yes that's fair enough. I dont think there's much wrong electrical because all the lights work fine but well see how it is when we actually move in. I posted a link…

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Vyki01
May 13, 2019 12:43 pm
WandrewB
WandrewB
13 May

Water pooling against house and pathway issues

Water pooling against house and pathway issues

I see. When the path was laid it had been raining for a good week or so before so I guess following this logic is it possible that the clay was already swollen when the…

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WandrewB
May 13, 2019 12:29 pm

Is this an Asbestos fibro?

Is this an Asbestos fibro?

Testing is always required to determine containing materials. SOME forms of asbestos are visibly fibrous while others appear so only under a microscope. Tran site is a…

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Lewis Farmer
May 13, 2019 5:25 am
Lewis Farmer
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smacky07
May 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Zorro6
Zorro6
12 May

Who is responsible for damaged footpath and nature strip?

Who is responsible for damaged footpath and nature strip?

With trades coming and going sites sure get in a mess. In your case you can identify that the gas company broke up the footpath and did not restore it. Ring them and say…

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Zorro6
May 12, 2019 12:53 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
SRK114
SRK114
9 May

Floating timber floor in kitchen - trying to avoid scotia

Floating timber floor in kitchen - trying to avoid scotia

This makes sense, thank you! Hopefully it all goes smoothly.

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SRK114
May 09, 2019 9:23 pm

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

URBAN MYTHS .... ?
1 ... 12, 13, 14

A bit like cars ... :)

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Saint Mike
May 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Saint Mike
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ennoh
May 09, 2019 12:06 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
Wardrop
Wardrop
6 May

Eave purlins for portal frame garage/shed

Eave purlins for portal frame garage/shed

Yeah I've been checking the specs on roof sheeting to make sure I go with something that's good for 2 or 3 degrees. Need to work out water carrying capacity at those…

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Wardrop
May 06, 2019 8:34 am

Help with privacy screen alfresco area

Help with privacy screen alfresco area

Fence top or that last one looks good. Maybe offer to pay to get neighbour onside. I'm not in favour of bamboo or bushes - just makes work for you in the future.

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Saint Mike
May 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Saint Mike

New front door - mould growth

New front door - mould growth

I think the manufacturer should be responsible for this. We are also a distributor, but all are warranted. These errors, we all handle for customers, if it's serious, we…

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Saint Mike
May 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Saint Mike
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

Fairmont homes - Northridge Enfield - Stage 3

Fairmont homes - Northridge Enfield - Stage 3

They said they are behind with construction and getting the site ready due to hot weather!

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Mehul Shah
May 01, 2019 7:49 am

White Mortar for German Smear

White Mortar for German Smear

I’d love to know how yours turned out. Have you got a photo?

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Serialbuilder
Apr 30, 2019 11:50 am
Serialbuilder
James_Carr
James_Carr
29 April

Home elevator

Home elevator

Sorry to hear that no matter who is responsible for this.So when you choose your elevator/lift products,you have to consider the one who manufacture it if is worthy to…

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James_Carr
Apr 29, 2019 12:22 am
RichardB6
RichardB6
27 April

Does anyone have the body balance mattress?

Does anyone have the body balance mattress?

yes, i do have a body balance mattress which i bought from . It is very comfortable and enjoyable to…

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RichardB6
Apr 27, 2019 9:37 pm

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