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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
Possible KDRB
Possible KDRB
10 September

Masterton KDR- concerto design

Masterton KDR- concerto design

Building A New House Hi planning to KDR with concerto floor plan. How much should we over budget on the quoted set price? 30k 50k 100k I'm guessing the list of…

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Possible KDRB
Sep 10, 2017 11:33 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Agreed the majority are OK and we can thank strict regulations, national standards, Code compliance & engineers for that I accept people (ie builders, designers &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2017 10:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

Does anyone know of any 'Matt Risinger' equivalents in Austr

I'm really impressed with youtube channel. As a building certifier, this is the kind of builder that I would want to contract to build my own house... His video's are…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 08, 2017 12:17 am
satish
satish
7 September

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Eden Brae Home and Land Package - Horrible Experience

Hi Rajesh, It seems you have a valid reason to terminate building contract with Builder. Try to negotiate to terminate the contract otherwise seek some help with Fair…

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satish
Sep 07, 2017 6:16 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
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Ah yes... every homeowner needs to read the ... You normally have to pay for it, but it appears this website has it available in pdf to be freely downloaded. Just to…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Agile Approvals
Agile Approvals
7 September

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Prospects of being a builder in Australia

Hi calvinshum A bit late to this conversation, but better late than never. I've worked in Government as a building regulator and in building code development, in the…

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Agile Approvals
Sep 07, 2017 3:47 pm
radiuz
radiuz
6 September

Merbau Screening

Merbau Screening

Merbau stain is very difficult to remove from sandstone pavers. You could cover the pavers for approximately 2 – 3 months, which is what it will take for the merbau to…

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radiuz
Sep 06, 2017 8:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Why don't you ask the manufacturers they probably get asked this all the time

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 1:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
rach1986
rach1986
4 September

New Build with Backyard Levelling

New Build with Backyard Levelling

For me, what would help me to decide when to do it would be access and cost. We had a similar situation. We did it after the build because we were doing it ourselves (to…

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rach1986
Sep 04, 2017 5:23 pm
Katiepie13
Katiepie13
3 September

Kitchen Recommendations / Feedback - Sydney Inner West

Kitchen Recommendations / Feedback - Sydney Inner West

Hi there We are looking at upgrading our existing kitchen, bathroom and laundry spaces. We have a heritage house (specific item) and are limited with what we can do /…

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Katiepie13
Sep 03, 2017 4:06 pm

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
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 September

Dumb waiter

Dumb waiter

I've seen places with laundry shutes - which I quite like. Never a "dumb waiter". But - not a bad idea. Forgetting the power side - would it be possible with a "hand…

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Saint Mike
Sep 03, 2017 10:54 am
Saint Mike
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 September

Roofing design downward sloping block

Roofing design downward sloping block

It has nothing to do with the roof but everything to do with the roof drainage compliance that determines the gutter's cross sectional areas and the number and size of the…

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SaveH2O
Sep 02, 2017 4:01 pm
SaveH2O
arcachon
arcachon
2 September

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

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
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 August

Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

Recommendations needed - Private certifier - Sydney

Hi evan_d, If no recommendations for a PC are forthcoming or even if you do get one... a piece of advice... if they are an employee they have to be covered by workers…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 31, 2017 7:15 pm
lys245
lys245
31 August

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
Remmy
Remmy
31 August

Doulton

Doulton

We are thinking of building the doulton home with Metricon. Is there any body who has built this home in recent times.Can you please share your experience and how can we…

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Remmy
Aug 31, 2017 10:50 am
Anthony S
Anthony S
30 August

Cost of replacing a peir

Cost of replacing a peir

Hi my house is on peirs about 1meter crawl space in subfloor so there's plenty of room to move around. Just wondering rough figures on price to replace a peir with a steel one??

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Anthony S
Aug 30, 2017 7:57 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
jhiace
jhiace
30 August

Deposit when the builder breaches contract

Deposit when the builder breaches contract

This is confusing, You have paid them $1000 but still owe $5000, and you want you $1000 deposit back but you are thinking about paying them a further $4000 to get back…

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jhiace
Aug 30, 2017 1:12 pm

Park Lane Springfield Rise

Park Lane Springfield Rise

Hello Nasir. We're just going to sign the contract today and go from there. I'll update you with the result of the soil test. We transferred from park lane 9 to park lane…

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Jefffirsthomebuyer
Aug 30, 2017 10:10 am
Sarahxox
Sarahxox
30 August

Porch stairs issue

Porch stairs issue

Thanks oldchippy. Hopefully driveway wont get damaged in the process!

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Sarahxox
Aug 30, 2017 8:42 am
newbie11
newbie11
29 August

Officer Town Centre Progress?

Officer Town Centre Progress?

Recently, a review was conducted by VPA to understand what is causing delays for officer town centre to attract private investors, what I have heard is land rates are…

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newbie11
Aug 29, 2017 7:11 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
Mars5
Mars5
29 August

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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 August

Homebuilding Lawyers

Homebuilding Lawyers

You need a contract specialist. Google "Unfair terms and conditions in contract' and other similar terms. It might apply to your mother's situation.

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SaveH2O
Aug 28, 2017 7:06 pm
SaveH2O
icat2000
icat2000
28 August

Is this off white?

Is this off white?

Looks pretty cream to me.

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icat2000
Aug 28, 2017 3:49 pm
icat2000
BenJones1977
BenJones1977
28 August

Change of Plans - Home Theatre

Change of Plans - Home Theatre

Hi All, I have been in my newly built home for just over a year now and as part of my build I allowed for a large games room that would be a dedicated theatre 4.93 x 6.29…

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BenJones1977
Aug 28, 2017 12:47 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
Mars5
Mars5
28 August

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
tapasr_Lexia4
tapasr_Lexia4
27 August

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Whoever told you that Campbelltown is not safe may have not been in Campbelltown lately. Have you seen how many new estate is being build in the area and how much it has…

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tapasr_Lexia4
Aug 28, 2017 12:09 am
tapasr_Lexia4

Furniture layout

Furniture layout

For the furniture layout, it is better to opt for the services of Interior Design Firms in Delhi. They look your interior space and suggest the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 27, 2017 9:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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
25 August

Bathroom renovation

Bathroom renovation

Sorry - price is not always a good guide to quality or trustworthiness. The dearest may just not know what they are doing and/or may not want the job.

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Saint Mike
Aug 25, 2017 9:34 am
Saint Mike
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August

Adenbrook homes

Adenbrook homes

Might I suggest that you get a sole trader (experienced and hard-working), because when you are dealing with an employee of a company, the company is obliged to take out…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2017 6:38 pm

Townhouse Build Price

Townhouse Build Price

Johnmc It depends how efficient the design is , Where you are building, Construction materials, Specifications In perth its running at around $1100/m2 (box build) +…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 24, 2017 4:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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
Jan Jan
Jan Jan
23 August

Choice living

Choice living

There is 11 pages of complaints and some handy info at the other thread

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Jan Jan
Aug 23, 2017 10:06 pm

Hello all! I was searching the net in the hope of finding some one who has had a similar situation to myself and was lucky enough to come across this thread. I also live…

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Trindy83
Aug 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
23 August

roof not engineered for solar

roof not engineered for solar

yep. if my little post and question helps someone else avoid this same ommision then its worth the post. Thought i was pretty on top of everything and had a streamlined…

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Entilzha
Aug 23, 2017 11:56 am
Best-in-OZ
Best-in-OZ
23 August

End of Lease Cleaning

End of Lease Cleaning

Wonder about your experiences while handing over cleaning job to end of lease cleaners. can you share your experiences.

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Best-in-OZ
Aug 23, 2017 2:00 am
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
liltrano
liltrano
21 August

Can you identify this?

Can you identify this?

Thanks guys! I think you were spot on ❤️

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liltrano
Aug 21, 2017 11:53 pm

We used blackbutt and we love it...with coal roof, monument gutter and off white mortar...see our progress in our blog...how this helps http://buildingourhumblehome.blogspot.com

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tapasr_Lexia4
Aug 20, 2017 9:45 pm
tapasr_Lexia4

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Deck staining colour advice - penetrating oils, painting, or

Hi, I was looking to renovation my decking and some good tips for the same. deck colour advise, paining etc. At that time I came across this article that has a lot of…

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theclaudiabeck
Aug 20, 2017 7:59 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 August

How many LED downlights required ?

How many LED downlights required ?

No - sorry - but don't dismiss the use of tinting on windows - as well. Can help with privacy, temps etc.

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Saint Mike
Aug 20, 2017 10:22 am
Saint Mike
cherrypinata
cherrypinata
19 August

What do you think about a ‘smart ladder’?

What do you think about a ‘smart ladder’?

Hi everyone, I’m currently working on an electronics design course at university. Our group is interested in prototyping a smart ladder, designed to provide feedback to…

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cherrypinata
Aug 19, 2017 9:24 pm


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