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alexp79
alexp79
16 January

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Up to 3m is retained by the commercial product called TerraFirm: https://modularwalls.com.au/products/terrafirm/ Last time I checked pricing with them for 1.8m wall was…

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alexp79
Jan 16, 2018 9:15 pm
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
8 January

multiple items need renovated, what's the best way?

multiple items need renovated, what's the best way?

Hi, It's 4 bedroom house with swimming pool. Just want to seek advise on the best approach: 1. one stop solution to a renovation builder company. or 2. get job done…

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hfwangoz
Jan 08, 2018 5:01 pm

Material Prices in 2018

Material Prices in 2018

There is a 12-18 month lag due to the huge backlog of builds After that Suppliers & Tradies will get desperate..wait it out..prices always drop I've seen many boom_ Bust cycles

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 03, 2018 9:16 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Southies
Southies
21 December 2017

Garage Door Remote buttons

Garage Door Remote buttons

now why could i not find just that explanation on google ?? :roll: thank you so very much aussieta ::

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Southies
Dec 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Southies
Samshaz
Samshaz
21 December 2017

riverstone road development opposite james street

riverstone road development opposite james street
1, 2, 3

Hi MarkandSam - Congrats on your council approval. can't wait to see your build start. It seems most of us will be moving into our new homes around same time.

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Samshaz
Dec 21, 2017 9:35 am
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
18 December 2017

MacDonald jones homes

MacDonald jones homes

Have your plans been approved by council? Keep on top of them, phone every day if you have to. As the saying goes, a squeaky wheel gets the oil!

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Houspect NSW
Dec 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
18 December 2017

Update before christmas

Update before christmas

Triple check everything and don't sign off until you are 100% happy, builders make errors all the time and often don't like to take responsibility for them! Hope the rest…

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Houspect NSW
Dec 18, 2017 11:07 pm
Houspect NSW
6banga
6banga
17 December 2017

Ducted acrton efficiency

Ducted acrton efficiency

It’s 33 degrees outside I have my ducted ac set at 25 degrees which means it cycles on at 26 degrees and cycles back off at 25.5 degrees. What I have been noticing is it…

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6banga
Dec 17, 2017 4:36 pm
6banga
6banga
17 December 2017

Ducted ac actron efficiency

Ducted ac actron efficiency

Monitoring the ac today outside temp is 33 degrees. I have my ducted set at 25 degrees so the unit switches on at 26 degrees and switches back off at 25.5 degrees. It’s…

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6banga
Dec 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Kezza1967neil1955
Kezza1967neil1955
16 December 2017

Need help with exterior colours - Wallaby/Basalt?

Need help with exterior colours - Wallaby/Basalt?

Hi need help with colours to go with the exterior brick called truffle we want a colour bond roof as well not sure of colours thanks Kerry .

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Kezza1967neil1955
Dec 16, 2017 7:03 pm
JB1
JB1
29 November 2017

Urgent : Changing from carpet to floor board in bedroom

Urgent : Changing from carpet to floor board in bedroom

You could use it as is if it was polished previously- can't tell from the photo. However you may have trouble getting all the little bits of underlay off. I'd probably…

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JB1
Nov 29, 2017 6:40 pm
NNHH
NNHH
28 November 2017

Land TItle

Land TItle

Hey all, just wanted to ask generally how long do land titles take to get full approval once they have come out of subdivisions stage? Thankyou

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NNHH
Nov 28, 2017 6:48 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 November 2017

Ground level deck cost

Ground level deck cost

Hi First_Timer_Ray You can bolt the battens or bearers to the concrete slab but be mindful if water ponds or pools beneath the battens may eventually rot

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 21, 2017 7:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
MiG
MiG
17 November 2017

Buying Electrical Appliances for New House

Buying Electrical Appliances for New House

I really like this idea. I don't know if it will work, but its surely worth a shot. I suggest you try writing to companies as well. Ex: LG, Samsung, Bosch etc.

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MiG
Nov 17, 2017 8:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 November 2017

Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Those of us that have been around long enough have seen boom and bust economic periods Smart Builders/Developers will build other people's projects during boom times and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 15, 2017 8:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
11 November 2017

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

Property Law - Vendor failed to divulge issues

The primary reason for the existence of pre-purchase property inspectors is to inspect and report on the condition of the property before you buy. Any significant issues…

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2017 10:41 am
building-expert
sarapotterslane
sarapotterslane
11 November 2017

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Building first home with Williams Designer Homes at Cameron

Looking forward to following your build! We have our DA appt with Tony on Monday so are a little behind you :) Also our first build so very scary!

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sarapotterslane
Nov 11, 2017 8:12 am
ydnewa
ydnewa
10 November 2017

Allworth Altona Delux Rumpus

Allworth Altona Delux Rumpus

We get our plans on the weekend, can't wait.

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ydnewa
Nov 10, 2017 10:06 pm
ydnewa
alexp79
alexp79
9 November 2017

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, can anyone recommend a reputable builder in Sydney area, who will be interested to build a custom designed house to a Lock Up stage in…

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alexp79
Nov 09, 2017 6:58 pm

The back veranda area now more open, the paint is done, trellis trees and shadecloth removed, thinking of a deck..it would need to be triangular to keep access to the…

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JayG1963
Nov 05, 2017 4:18 pm
MelindaChris
MelindaChris
2 November 2017

Selections

Selections

We had an idea of what we liked to begin with after looking at so many display homes months before our selections day. It was great that we have similar tastes and style,…

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MelindaChris
Nov 02, 2017 11:26 am
dany
dany
1 November 2017

Metricon - Clarendon - Rawson Which one ticks all boxes

Metricon - Clarendon - Rawson Which one ticks all boxes

Metricon Glendale 34 Update I have submitted our final recommendation and have a contact appointment in two weeks. The prices included are a bit high as compared to…

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dany
Nov 01, 2017 9:51 pm
dany

Hi guys, I am new here, I have a lot of experience in Design and Construction 28 years actually, I will put my 2 cents in to help out where I can with your questions and…

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RenoBloke
Oct 30, 2017 3:06 pm
RenoBloke
carmenncorey
carmenncorey
30 October 2017

compensation for over-due build

compensation for over-due build

We are in the same boat building in swan hill with Gj gardner we have issues we now have wrong colour brick grout it was meant to be light grey it looks mustard orange…

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carmenncorey
Oct 30, 2017 1:25 pm
alexp79
alexp79
11 October 2017

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

Hi Jacqui1. Can you please provide a bit more insight on Buildcarp? How was their pricing and quality? Did you hire independent building inspector for the build and…

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alexp79
Oct 11, 2017 8:28 pm
Caydenn
Caydenn
10 October 2017

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

Stormwater Drain come in the way of Driveway

It really depends if the stormwater drain is traffic-able, I'd suggest getting in touch with your local council and asking the question.

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Caydenn
Oct 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Caydenn
ggml
ggml
7 October 2017

Tempus elite

Tempus elite

they use Dons tiles Narellan

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ggml
Oct 07, 2017 4:46 pm
chrisbon
chrisbon
29 September 2017

Security System - Bosch 844

Security System - Bosch 844

Harvey Norman Security is offering it at $149 as of i know. Don't know what others are offering it at.

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chrisbon
Sep 29, 2017 12:38 pm
krishhd
krishhd
28 September 2017

Stage 9 at Willowdale

Stage 9 at Willowdale

please PM me your mobile no

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krishhd
Sep 29, 2017 12:03 am
krishhd
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
27 September 2017

ICF build, who do I go with?

ICF build, who do I go with?

I would be interested to know, too - I've just been looking it up! soooo bump! I actually think the Zego channels, would be better, on first glance... however if anyone…

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JayaJaya
Sep 27, 2017 10:37 am
JayaJaya
Merv
Merv
22 September 2017

Gas abolishment

Gas abolishment

Jemena must have felt the pressure cause they came and did the disconnection TODAY!! thank goodness we didn’t have to shout and carry on it get it done. Not…

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Merv
Sep 22, 2017 8:01 pm
spk1969
spk1969
20 September 2017

Clarendon Madison

Clarendon Madison

Wondering if anyone has or is building a Clarendon Madison? Keen to understand what inclusions were negotiated as inclusions and tips on negotiating?

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spk1969
Sep 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Southies
Southies
20 September 2017

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

thanks for the ideas saintmike & jhiace..........will see what…

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Southies
Sep 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Southies
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 September 2017

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Section 23 Unfair terms of consumer contracts (1) A term of a consumer contract is void if: (a) the term is unfair;…

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SaveH2O
Sep 15, 2017 11:28 pm
SaveH2O
arcachon
arcachon
2 September 2017

B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

Good idea to spend extra if it matches front door and other trim. Make sure it does match though. I've seen houses where they went for different colours and it looks…

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arcachon
Sep 02, 2017 12:02 pm
klea
klea
1 September 2017

Split stairs a week after install

Split stairs a week after install

Do you know what species/type of timber the treads are? It should certainly be seasoned/kiln dried appropriately so that it's done all it's shrinking and a lot of moisture…

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klea
Sep 01, 2017 8:38 am
lys245
lys245
31 August 2017

109 Brighton street. Riverstone. Bellriver homes

109 Brighton street. Riverstone. Bellriver homes

Hi Spal, I am! I've messaged you before but never heard back. Would be happy to get in touch and share experiences.

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lys245
Aug 31, 2017 1:32 pm
Mars5
Mars5
29 August 2017

Independent Building Inspection Costs

Independent Building Inspection Costs

Yes I second that don't forget the slab inspection Those prices similar to what I paid, but I had a PCI - handover inspection which included paint, plaster, and tiling…

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Mars5
Aug 29, 2017 7:31 am
Mars5
Mars5
28 August 2017

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

A tip, If you have long plastered hallway, recesses can break up the plaster so plaster joins etc may be less visible with glancing light - mine look terrible with light…

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Mars5
Aug 28, 2017 5:53 am
ourforeverhome
ourforeverhome
14 August 2017

Attention MJH

Attention MJH

Thank you for your reply

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ourforeverhome
Aug 14, 2017 11:19 am

We've just moved into our new off the plan apartment and the built in cupboards don't have drawers. I guess when it comes with OTP you can never figure exactly what you're…

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michellew090
Aug 10, 2017 8:45 pm
GLO
GLO
7 August 2017

How does no gas impact Basix score?

How does no gas impact Basix score?

Already using induction, 3Kw solar (but want 10kw) and off peak hot water.(would consider heatpipe hw or distant 2nd heatpump hw)

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GLO
Aug 07, 2017 10:39 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
6 August 2017

Building Inspector - Help

Building Inspector - Help

Colin, different area to you but we're paying $2400 for all inspections on a 36 square single storey. Inspections are / were: Pre Pour/Base Inspection Slab…

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PVBuild
Aug 06, 2017 8:40 pm
Joker
Joker
4 August 2017

Help Please - Contract - What to Look Out For

Help Please - Contract - What to Look Out For

Has structuralbimguy said, these standard contracts favour builder, get them looked at, your got to at least understand what you are signing, you might even abandon the…

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Joker
Aug 04, 2017 2:22 pm
stucutz
stucutz
30 July 2017

Whirlybird Question

Whirlybird Question

Where there's a will, there's a way

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stucutz
Jul 30, 2017 6:58 pm
lovemy3
lovemy3
26 July 2017

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

Colorbond or Zincalume? What colour gutters & fascia?

We ended up going with Zinculume and I love it!!! With surfmist gutters 👍

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lovemy3
Jul 26, 2017 3:19 pm


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