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We had custom furniture made by a cabinet maker and was meant to be raw MDF but instead it came with a laminate finish that normally has 2pac applied. See photo. It is…

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ideaswoman
Jul 19, 2017 4:09 pm
ideaswoman

FFL 200mm low

FFL 200mm low

A cynical person might also see that as an opportunity to make a lot extra post contract signing? you will need to weigh up all the facts.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 18, 2017 8:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi everyone, I finally got an acknowledgement from builder that practical completion was reached on 3rd July 2017. This is for a dwelling that was handed over more than…

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jayasooriah
Jul 18, 2017 1:48 pm
DamNita
DamNita
18 July

OAK FLOORBOARDs AND ISSUES WITH SUB FLOOR

OAK FLOORBOARDs AND ISSUES WITH SUB FLOOR

I would certainly suspect that it is the ply rubbing together (too close to the walls and each other). How did you go with this?

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DamNita
Jul 18, 2017 10:24 am
DamNita

Rooftop deck possible?

Rooftop deck possible?

cheers... might stick with this

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MarqueeMark
Jul 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Torijg
Torijg
17 July

Finesse built??

Finesse built??

Wondering if anyone has built with finesse built (Adelaide) and what they are like overal.. quilty, price, etc. thanks

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Torijg
Jul 17, 2017 6:48 pm

Building a new duplex house in Sydney

Building a new duplex house in Sydney

Good Afternoon, I am currently looking at building a new Duplex style house in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations in…

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Michael_255
Jul 17, 2017 2:50 pm

Metal frame house

Metal frame house

Thanks for the heads up. Will talk to our builder if they can change it.

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Jefffirsthomebuyer
Jul 17, 2017 12:10 pm

Timber cladding

Timber cladding

Has anyone used timber or timber look cladding for their facade? from 1. Scyon - axon grain with timber stain 2. Western red cedar (cedar sales in victoria) 3. Weathertex…

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geminithinker
Jul 16, 2017 11:05 pm
eirrac
eirrac
15 July

Help! Paint Decisions!

Help! Paint Decisions!

We have similar colour floor tiles (I think). We are going with white exchange half and having white white skirting architrave etc so it makes a contrast. One tip I like…

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eirrac
Jul 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Bazazz
Bazazz
15 July

Planning permits

Planning permits

Just a quick question, when building if I decide I want extra lights/or other changes to layout of electrical. Will I need to do this pre submitting, for inspections etc.…

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Bazazz
Jul 15, 2017 8:02 am
Lorri
Lorri
14 July

No building Envelope

No building Envelope

We had none either , 5 acres and we could build where ever we wanted as long as the boundary distance was kept. Where are you building?

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Lorri
Jul 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Lorri
ohgosh
ohgosh
14 July

Large formal lounge

Large formal lounge

Thanks for the much appreciated replies, I think I would have to go with the custom build route. Would someone please suggest some reputed custom builders in Melbourne?…

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ohgosh
Jul 14, 2017 11:48 am
ecnal
ecnal
13 July

Design/Planning Tool or Software

Design/Planning Tool or Software

point not missed, just a suitable recommendation for someone who doesn't have any experience using drafting software and who is not super tech savy. BIM = overkill, no question.

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ecnal
Jul 13, 2017 10:17 am

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K-Real
Jul 11, 2017 6:56 pm
K-Real

NEW HOMES AT ALEX AVENUE BY MIRVAC

NEW HOMES AT ALEX AVENUE BY MIRVAC

Hi Guys, I am planning to buy home and land from Mirvac at 89 Alex avenue, can you please advise me below questions. 1. Quality of work 2. Building costs 3. Customer…

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vineel.koneru
Jul 11, 2017 4:24 pm
amcasper4u
amcasper4u
10 July

The Gables Box Hill

The Gables Box Hill

I dont know where to message :) i am messaging everywhere heheheh. Can you please add me to The Gables Whatsapp group. We are at Kiewa Grove, would love to know our…

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amcasper4u
Jul 10, 2017 5:15 pm

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

Who is building at Heritage Parc Rutherford?

Yay that is very exciting :) Ours is a little way off being registered but still exciting :) hopefully not too much longer and you can start to build.

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LozandMitch
Jul 10, 2017 1:45 pm

New home build Mt Martha

New home build Mt Martha

another recommendation would be S&K Group (www.sandkgroup.com.au). They are a architecture and build company. They have some nice projects on the go at the moment.…

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MisterSlope
Jul 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

Noosa 26 - Hallway wall Recess

Thank you , I have ended up removing the recesses in the hallway. Also don't have the problem with the light switch in the main bathroom , as we have moved around all the…

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Emily Jane
Jul 08, 2017 10:00 pm

Front Door Colours

Front Door Colours

What shade of grey? But these door colors would work on any grey shade - white, brown, dark wood, teal, maroon, dark red, dark blue. It all goes down to the theme that you want.

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cheryl_0316
Jul 08, 2017 6:28 pm

Open/Floating Staircase

Open/Floating Staircase

the image is steel stairs Direct Flight Floating stairs are either or

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2017 5:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
JB1
JB1
7 July

Double brick + brick veneer combo

Double brick + brick veneer combo

While the ground floor is double brick, the outside brick does nothing for insulation due to the insulation between the bricks. So unless you really want brick veneer on…

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JB1
Jul 07, 2017 11:30 pm

This is dulux grey pebble. Its very neutral.

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aloenyx
Jul 07, 2017 6:28 pm
aloenyx
Clareymoo
Clareymoo
6 July

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks

Do you happen to have a photo at all?

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Clareymoo
Jul 06, 2017 2:04 pm
MandM+4
MandM+4
5 July

Cost of installing downlights after handover

Cost of installing downlights after handover

You are better off removing the battens and replacing them with downlights or provisions by the builder as you will get a credit for the battens. We are doing a double…

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MandM+4
Jul 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Migor
Migor
5 July

Tile Selections

Tile Selections

Has anyone used the Beaumont Tiles, Soloutions Light Beige or Lifestyle Almond tile in their home? Would love to see photos

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Migor
Jul 05, 2017 8:11 am
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arodc
Jul 04, 2017 10:19 pm
qebtel
qebtel
4 July

Fencing Land Next to Reserve

Fencing Land Next to Reserve

If they are not solicitors they wont be able to deal with it, its a nonstandard issue and they'll likely refer you to a solicitor. Tell them you dont want it and see what…

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qebtel
Jul 04, 2017 10:14 pm
alexp79
alexp79
4 July

Bricklayers in Sydney

Bricklayers in Sydney

How much do they cost today? I remember they were charging around $1/per standard brick 5 years ago, then it was $1.5, what is it like nowadays?

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alexp79
Jul 04, 2017 4:14 pm
arcachon
arcachon
4 July

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

100mm thick is normally fine if you use a stronger concrete mix. As for the estate, better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. :-D

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arcachon
Jul 04, 2017 10:48 am

I wish they would move that portaloo! I'm looking forward for the rendering to be put in the front porch and the first window. Rendering will be paperbark same as the…

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Joelleg6
Jul 03, 2017 11:26 pm
Joelleg6

Floor Plan Advice Please :-)

Floor Plan Advice Please :-)
1, 2

Do people think the staircase is on the correct side of the hallway, or should it be on the other side???

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Adelaide Girl
Jul 03, 2017 5:55 pm
AKB
AKB
3 July

3 car garage widths

3 car garage widths

We have a three car garage. It's 10m wide by 6 metres deep. I don't know that I would go much smaller. Just opening doors etc

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AKB
Jul 03, 2017 3:34 pm
AKB
Joker
Joker
3 July

Dust in Walk in Robe

Dust in Walk in Robe

Yes they do get dusty, I place some jackets in suit bags.

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Joker
Jul 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Joker
Joker
2 July

London inferno

London inferno
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Unfortunately Building experts report doesn't shock me, it should send shivers through the industry, we need politicians to take note, Fix the situation you arrssee lickers.

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Joker
Jul 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Joker
Joker
2 July

Floor covering suggestion

Floor covering suggestion

The porcelain tiles with labour would generally be more expensive, just need to ensure Tiler does the right practices.

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Joker
Jul 02, 2017 6:16 pm

Block work

Block work

@okayama, lucky you took photos....happy to assist please keep us update! Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 01, 2017 10:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 June

Difference between building surveyor/building inspector

Difference between building surveyor/building inspector

I agree with StructralBIMGuy, you shouldn't have hired a surveyor recommended by the builder. The reason why the legislation was changed to allow the buyer to appoint…

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SaveH2O
Jun 30, 2017 11:57 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 June

Smartflo Gutters

Smartflo Gutters

A 90mm pipe's flow with a 1:100 slope is given by AS 2200 as 360 lpm. Even with a bit more charge, the 90mm stormwater pipe would struggle with your roof area as you have…

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SaveH2O
Jun 29, 2017 7:06 pm
SaveH2O

Using an external designer

Using an external designer

@matt1927 "Blank canvas and Open cheque Book?" Project builders build homes that the average punters can afford and there is always one Corner House in a display village…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 29, 2017 10:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Tash2017
Tash2017
28 June

Initial pricing & comparing inclusions ? Spreadsheets anyone

Initial pricing & comparing inclusions ? Spreadsheets anyone

Thanks very much StructuralBIMGuy that's brilliant information to help me begin my initial research. I'll give you a break from my relentless questions now !!!! Ha ha !…

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Tash2017
Jun 28, 2017 2:22 pm

Provisional Allowances

Provisional Allowances

Correct, I was good at school but even better as an internet engineer assisting Battlers & Punters on site. I am expecting some big announcements from major building…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 27, 2017 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Isabellasmithadams
Jun 27, 2017 5:56 am
Tiffany77
Tiffany77
26 June

kids bedroom reno

kids bedroom reno

How neat! Looks like an amazing space for kids!

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Tiffany77
Jun 26, 2017 2:17 pm
alexp79
alexp79
24 June

Court with Alfresco, Passive Solar Heating

Court with Alfresco, Passive Solar Heating

Hi Guys, Thanks a lot for your comments. Here is my view: 1) Kitchen and living will be certainly getting some northern sun during winter (kitchen should not be…

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2017 12:43 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
24 June

Building a narrow house on a wide land advantages.

Building a narrow house on a wide land advantages.

Agree with Beetaloo. Ideally you should build a rectangular house, along the E-W axis, so the longer sides have north & south. Locate your living areas to the north, so…

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ddarroch
Jun 24, 2017 10:14 am


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