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lovemy3
lovemy3
26 July

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

Porter Davis penalty fees for H&L package

Porter Davis penalty fees for H&L package

Kathyvo Welcome to the forum Unfortunately the builder is entitled to charge for any price increases outside of his control. It's pretty much standard throughout the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 1:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Driveway Cost

Driveway Cost

colin1 Make sure the quotes includes mesh upgrade, edge thickening, re-entrant bars (FYI Approx $500 in materials)

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 10:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Ground Water Drainage

Ground Water Drainage

Othello Thanks for the photos, did you get a structural report before you purchased the house? There appears to be signs of considerable past soil erosion from under the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2017 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Facade makeover ideas/advice. Photo included

Facade makeover ideas/advice. Photo included

Colors always make huge difference. Any shade of gray looks good with bright colors. And yes, I agree with the change of render color and external tiling.

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cheryl_0316
Jul 25, 2017 11:57 pm
jhiace
jhiace
25 July

Where to after Fair Trading?

Where to after Fair Trading?

once you go through fair trading and if he doesn't come to the party you can then take him to tribunal, they are able to enforce penalties etc based on the agreement you…

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jhiace
Jul 25, 2017 1:11 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 July

Solar Quotes.. Help!

Solar Quotes.. Help!

I'm following. Ryal's please let me know how you go? We started researching this too and have more research to do.

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cat_dunc
Jul 24, 2017 9:07 pm
cat_dunc
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MichaelHarvard
Jul 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Viangster
Viangster
24 July

Driveway

Driveway

Thank you very much I'll have a thorough look into it!

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Viangster
Jul 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Kopite74
Kopite74
23 July

Colours

Colours

Hi all, we are currently looking at colour selections, tiles kitchen bathroom etc. anyone have any tips or websites that can help with colour selections. Not paint but…

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Kopite74
Jul 23, 2017 6:12 pm
aussieta
aussieta
22 July

Draughts from cavity sliding doors

Draughts from cavity sliding doors

on mine the back of door cavity is against external wall the back of door frame has some horizontal bracing but you can/could see into house frame looks like vanity was…

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aussieta
Jul 22, 2017 2:04 pm
aussieta
lovisa
lovisa
21 July

Crimsafe quote

Crimsafe quote

We got x guard $1700 for 2 big dliding doors and 1 small sliding door and $480 for front door maybe worth a try? Will also do m3 film on al other windowns/glass panels later

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lovisa
Jul 21, 2017 11:24 pm

CBA slab valuation?

CBA slab valuation?

Strange.. the bank just paid our slab invoice today. No evaluation done. Thanks for your help anyway guys!

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Danniellejayde
Jul 21, 2017 4:56 pm
Mlestari
Mlestari
21 July

Admin fee for variation?

Admin fee for variation?

We bought the home and land package from the builder. The land is still in negotiation when we sign both the land and building contract. Last month I got the Development…

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Mlestari
Jul 21, 2017 3:17 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
21 July

a dead end with suppliers Bondor

a dead end with suppliers Bondor

You stick with your views mrssnowden. As per my post in March last year I also found Bondor incompetent, unreliable, un interested and lazy. I hope they go broke.

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gommeqld
Jul 21, 2017 3:11 pm

garage opening

garage opening

Hi all i have a timber beam 250x75x6m and i am removing a center brick pier and installing a PFC 250 x 6m to the timber beam with coach bolts at spacing's of 900mm ,now…

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stephen lane
Jul 21, 2017 11:59 am
Louk
Louk
20 July

Driveway Crossover - Cost and advice

Driveway Crossover - Cost and advice

Hi, Has anyone had a driveway crossover done recently? What did it cost and would you recommend the people you used? Cheers

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Louk
Jul 20, 2017 12:58 pm

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 5:09 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 9:55 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 2:48 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 11:24 am
DamNita

Rooftop deck possible?

Rooftop deck possible?

cheers... might stick with this

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MarqueeMark
Jul 17, 2017 10:30 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 7:48 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 3:50 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 1:10 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 17, 2017 12:05 am
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 11:41 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 9:02 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 9:00 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 12:48 pm
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 11:17 am

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K-Real
Jul 11, 2017 7:56 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 5:24 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 6:15 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 1:50 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 7:28 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 6:20 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 08, 2017 12:30 am

This is dulux grey pebble. Its very neutral.

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aloenyx
Jul 07, 2017 7:28 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 3:04 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 5:13 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 9:11 am
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arodc
Jul 04, 2017 11:19 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 11:14 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 5:14 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 11:48 am

Floor Plan Advice Please :-)

Floor Plan Advice Please :-)
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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 6:55 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 4:34 pm
AKB


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