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Berlin
Berlin
8 February

Eden Brae/ Connect Homes

Eden Brae/ Connect Homes

Hi Kellymd ! Did you go ahead with Eden Brae/connect homes ? I am actually looking at their turn key package at Box hill, NSW and yeah we cannot customise anything which…

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Berlin
Feb 08, 2021 11:07 am

Build Material Cost Comparison

Build Material Cost Comparison

Hey Coops007 Welcome to the forum It helps if you put up your location and what stage you are at in the process. ie drawings, 3D Model Quants, data, DA, BA, CDC,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2021 9:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy
chippy
chippy
7 February

Help replacing shower tap washer take 2

Help replacing shower tap washer take 2

It looks like they might be Phoenix Rush tapware or similar. Are they 3/4 turn ceramic taps? If it is then it is definitely a hole for a grub screw that then has a…

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chippy
Feb 07, 2021 12:23 pm
chippy

Owner not paying money for job done

Owner not paying money for job done

No you cant destroy, remove, damage the fence. You have, QCAT / NCAT etc or legal

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BuildingandLegal
Feb 07, 2021 5:25 am
NRC
NRC
6 February

Quick Step Impressive Ultra

Quick Step Impressive Ultra

Hi, we have to decide on our flooring by Monday. Can I please see photos of your Quick Step Impressive Ultra flooring to help me decide on a colour? Also are you happy…

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NRC
Feb 06, 2021 6:49 pm
chippy
chippy
6 February

Help replacing washer in this shower tap

Help replacing washer in this shower tap

It looks like they might be Phoenix Rush tapware or similar. Are they 3/4 turn ceramic taps? If it is then it is definitely a hole for a grub screw that then has a little…

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chippy
Feb 06, 2021 6:33 pm
chippy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 February

Wet/Charged Stormwater

Wet/Charged Stormwater

First thing to do is to find out whether you can submit a plan for a detention tank system. Given the small roof area, you could be lucky.

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SaveH2O
Feb 06, 2021 2:37 pm
SaveH2O
Lisa06
Lisa06
5 February

Drainage Point in a Charged System

Drainage Point in a Charged System

SaveH2O I have another question for you, please... The pipe from the tank overflow to the LPOD (which will be approx 30m in length) -does it need to have bedding (ie.…

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Lisa06
Feb 05, 2021 7:28 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February

How to fill gaps

How to fill gaps

A hole of up to 8mm I would caulk, greater than that and I would use an infill to cover the gap, then maybe caulk to the brickwork.

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2021 5:27 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February

Cost plus contract exclusions

Cost plus contract exclusions

If you source windows make sure the measurements are supplied by the builder. I see nothing wrong with taking this on yourself, the issue will be where liability sits if…

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2021 5:22 pm
ECOECO
chennaiite
chennaiite
5 February

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
1, 2

Yup. Stage 1 registration completed on Nov as per schedule. Good luck

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chennaiite
Feb 05, 2021 5:20 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February

Noise Corridor

Noise Corridor

Do you have an acoustic report?

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2021 4:50 pm
ECOECO
Lisa06
Lisa06
5 February

Another defective house story

Another defective house story
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I'm completely gobsmacked (and yet not surprised at all).

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Lisa06
Feb 05, 2021 12:19 pm
radiuz
radiuz
4 February

Floor plan feedback.

Floor plan feedback.

I like the floorpan although room measurements will define if it all works. I feel the upstairs bathroom toilet area could be redesigned as per the attached, ie toilet…

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radiuz
Feb 04, 2021 4:52 pm
ar-el
ar-el
4 February

knockdown/rebuild or renovate

knockdown/rebuild or renovate

we will be downsizing for retirement. since i am on the planning/budgeting stage: 1. what things do i have to consider when deciding a knock-down/rebuild or renovate? 2.…

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ar-el
Feb 04, 2021 2:57 pm

Roof

Roof

Bluescope steel has just promoted a 10% price increase as Feb 2021 I doubt any builders will be adsorbing these price hikes Housing prices and costs are going through the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 03, 2021 8:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Countrybuilds
Countrybuilds
3 February

Installing skylights post-build

Installing skylights post-build

So I shouldn't ever do any additions to my house in fear of my warranty?

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Countrybuilds
Feb 03, 2021 8:58 pm
Countrybuilds
Ava Shnader
Ava Shnader
1 February

Can you share your budget for kitchen remodeling ideas

Can you share your budget for kitchen remodeling ideas

I also had a misconception that kitchen remodeling or makeover would cost a leg and an arm. The fact is, it’s not always true. You don’t have to spend a fortune to…

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Ava Shnader
Feb 01, 2021 11:51 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 February

When do you need to decide on building material?

When do you need to decide on building material?

I would think that since the purpose of the DA is to determine the suitability of your design to meet your council's development requirements you would need to make…

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arcadelt
Feb 01, 2021 11:16 pm
singalg
singalg
1 February

Crane in the driveway

Crane in the driveway

Thanks for your reply, and i will look at other options if accessible ground is an option. Thanks again!

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singalg
Feb 01, 2021 5:49 pm
dave79
dave79
1 February

Water supply to my townhouse

Water supply to my townhouse

Thank you for the suggestion. I am thinking of calling out a plumber and see what might be involved to get it done a bit neater as I have some landscaping work that I want…

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591
dave79
Feb 01, 2021 1:18 pm
Bella2017
Bella2017
1 February

Built with Newstart Homes

Built with Newstart Homes

Has one built with Newstart homes recently. We would love to hear your thoughts? Thanks Bel

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Bella2017
Feb 01, 2021 11:18 am
bym007
bym007
31 January

Backyard lighting: Bunker or Floodlight

Backyard lighting: Bunker or Floodlight

I have had 2 bunker lights in my backyard, and both failed around same time within 15 months of installation. I am now looking at getting these replaced. 1. Easy question…

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bym007
Jan 31, 2021 9:23 pm
carlanox
carlanox
31 January

Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?

Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?

does anybody else has contract with Dale Alcock? How does it work for the aircon? Please share your experience. thank you

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carlanox
Jan 31, 2021 6:57 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 January

Water coming up near down pipe

Water coming up near down pipe
1, 2

My query is why the water is coming out at that downpipe and this has to do with the slight slope and whether the water is flowing along the trench until there is an area…

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SaveH2O
Jan 31, 2021 6:49 pm
SaveH2O
Somertime
Somertime
31 January

Towel rail removal

Towel rail removal

Thank you - yes it worked - I have a good set of Allen keys and have the right one - Cheers Lynda

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Somertime
Jan 31, 2021 6:13 pm
Mark13
Mark13
31 January

Exterior colour ideas

Exterior colour ideas

Hey guys, I've recently just purchased my first house and immediately replaced the roof with shale grey colourbond, I love how it turned out but now the house looks a…

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Mark13
Jan 31, 2021 4:34 pm
moudzj
moudzj
31 January

Window issue

Window issue

Sure. Focusing on the window at the back, as joists are loading onto this lintel and not the other windows: FLW calculated by the distance between the lintel and the next…

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moudzj
Jan 31, 2021 3:57 am
MorrighanRaven
MorrighanRaven
29 January

Kit v Modular House

Kit v Modular House

Hi all , Brother and I have just purchased a little over an acre block south of Perth and are intending to build a family home for myself a granny flat for Ma and my…

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MorrighanRaven
Jan 29, 2021 6:01 pm
MorrighanRaven
Ayyappan
Ayyappan
29 January

New House

New House

Thanks for your information

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Ayyappan
Jan 29, 2021 4:42 pm

Vapour barrier

Vapour barrier

Do the openings first, and see how that goes. You will probably want to allow 1-1.5 months to see any change. Then review, you don't want to build in a permanent…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 29, 2021 2:31 pm

Where to find out info on home?

Where to find out info on home?

If you use google earth, you can generally view the property over the years, depending on the age of the dwelling you should be able to view back in time when it was…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 29, 2021 3:25 am

Zero boundary 200mm gap - Thoughts?

Zero boundary 200mm gap - Thoughts?

This happens a lot! I would have a small timber fence panel made up to close the gap, BUT installed so that is can be removed. You will get a lot of rubbish, leaves, dirt,…

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1974
BuildingandLegal
Jan 29, 2021 3:15 am

Building Inspectors - Melbourne Property

Building Inspectors - Melbourne Property

Ask for a redacted report, ask for a list of their trade license/s qualifications. You are better with someone that has a range of qualifications across a range of trades…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 29, 2021 2:46 am

Raft slab builders

Raft slab builders

Why the concern over waffle? Also a waffle is a raft type slab, a raft slab just means the slab is formed up and poured on top of the prepared pad, like a raft over water.…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 29, 2021 2:31 am

Extra for white ceilings and door trim?

Extra for white ceilings and door trim?

If you're building with a project builder they will be using (most likely) a cheap base paint. I would suggest if you spending on upgrades upgrade your paint brand. I…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 29, 2021 2:27 am

Hi, We're in the process of choosing either light or dark brick, will greatly appreciate any suggestion or advice Option 1: PGH Monsoon Brick (dark brown) with light…

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Fig456
Jan 28, 2021 8:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January

STRUGGLE TO GET OWNER BUILDER CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

STRUGGLE TO GET OWNER BUILDER CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

Ahhh, the North Coast. Up there you can build a nuclear waste treatment plant with a helipad on top and you don't have to lodge a DA, do you? No wonder you don't need PL…

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2021 8:29 pm
pgp82
pgp82
28 January

solar panel

solar panel

thangam extra $700 is due to the fronius inverter which is a better inverter than most of the entry level ones. I suggest you approach different solar installer and get…

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pgp82
Jan 28, 2021 3:59 pm
Berek
Berek
27 January

Painting this wall

Painting this wall

Extension pole for a paint roller. Everything else is going to be costly. Cheapest would be a trestle/step ladder at the bottom with a plank to the top floor.

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Berek
Jan 27, 2021 7:23 pm

Building with Coral Homes

Building with Coral Homes

Thanks for the reply, they do have an excellent inclusions package. Still tossing up between Coral and Mojo. Hope your build goes smooth and fast for…

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S+C_MidNorthCoast
Jan 27, 2021 1:27 pm
S+C_MidNorthCoast
FirstHomeBuildA
FirstHomeBuildA
27 January

Our first family home

Our first family home
1, 2

Hi I am building with CSB Homes too. So far we are waiting for the land to register but everything is signed and deposits paid. My experience so far has been 50/50. The…

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FirstHomeBuildA
Jan 27, 2021 8:49 am
benny black
benny black
27 January

Second owner builder build within 5 years? NSW

Second owner builder build within 5 years? NSW

yes you can if you do them non concurrently and actually live in them

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benny black
Jan 27, 2021 7:54 am
Berek
Berek
26 January

Ideas for the wooden plinth

Ideas for the wooden plinth

Paint it the same colour as the window surrounds.

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Berek
Jan 26, 2021 7:58 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 January

Redraw the plan submitted for DA

Redraw the plan submitted for DA

If the DA process is already underway and knowing that these days most are approved within 3 - 4 weeks, I'd let it run its course then simply do a variation to a consent (…

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Stewie D
Jan 26, 2021 5:50 pm
Rafay
Rafay
26 January

What are/were your site costs in Perth?

What are/were your site costs in Perth?

How much did your site cost and how much was the area? 1) wafflepod or stiffened raft slab? 2) soil class? 3) sloping or flat site? 4) suburbs in perth? Just for an idea…

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Rafay
Jan 26, 2021 5:35 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
26 January

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Campbelltown has changed over the last decade, a lot of the housing commision projects have been levelled to make way for new development. For the most part its a good…

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CD12JD
Jan 26, 2021 12:38 pm
CD12JD
moudzj
moudzj
25 January

Slab selection

Slab selection

Rafay - your best bet is to get local quotes for waffle slabs and raft slabs as a m2 rate, and see what the differences are. Building is not difficult at all once you…

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moudzj
Jan 25, 2021 7:19 pm

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