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richaverma
richaverma
25 August 2018

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Are Glass door handles a good option?

Yeah i think you should use both metallic and glass handle so that you both can satisfy with your demands.

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richaverma
Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm
richaverma
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nessjez
Aug 24, 2018 1:48 pm
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Reetk
Aug 23, 2018 7:18 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
23 August 2018

Garage Slab question.

Garage Slab question.

Thanks. Didn't thought of that!!. Is this standard? I don't see new houses having this or maybe wasn't paying attention. Cheers.

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MyFirst
Aug 23, 2018 12:37 pm
GloriaFoxx
GloriaFoxx
23 August 2018

Solar hot water service noises

Solar hot water service noises

Advice please. Son has recently built with a volume builder. The energy rating hot water service is proving a nightmare. There…

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GloriaFoxx
Aug 23, 2018 10:39 am
ben888
ben888
22 August 2018

Low ceiling and pendant lights

Low ceiling and pendant lights

1.4m high? That's like the 7 1/2 floor in the film Being John Malkovich! Or do you mean 2.4m? If so, pendants over the island will be fine, because you're not going to be…

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ben888
Aug 22, 2018 11:01 am
ben888
leighanno
leighanno
21 August 2018

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Roland Garros Crescent Kellyville

Oh no, that's really poor form from Clarendon. It seems a lot of builders pretty much say anything to get you to sign the tender and then add on extra costs later. We…

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leighanno
Aug 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
21 August 2018

What is this?

What is this?

And you may find further down the track (after frame is up and finished) that they put a "standard" pipe fitting on top and concrete around the base and the pipe and into…

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Mr. Sausage
Aug 21, 2018 7:19 pm
CathyG
CathyG
21 August 2018

Payment schedule on new kitchen

Payment schedule on new kitchen

We paid a deposit on a quote and have now received the final contract. This states 85% of the balance must be paid prior to delivery to store ($24K), I'm not comfortable…

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CathyG
Aug 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Natedawg
Natedawg
20 August 2018

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

Really appreciate the feedback, gives me confidence to move ahead many thanks Gaudi

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Natedawg
Aug 21, 2018 12:41 am
Harpies
Harpies
19 August 2018

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

Which wood heater? Aus vs Chinese made

All things considered, a free standing heater will do a better job that an inbuilt one. A fan makes them even better. I operate an Australian made Arrow 2400 and heat 30…

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Harpies
Aug 19, 2018 8:37 am
Valandra
Valandra
19 August 2018

Update

Update

😍😍😍 , I love your wall colour and bathroom tile choices, it's coming along beautifully and those interior doors too!! So exciting to see it coming together! …

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Valandra
Aug 19, 2018 8:24 am
ChippyBuilder
ChippyBuilder
19 August 2018

Custom joist hangers

Custom joist hangers

Hi There How I would get this sorted would be to find a steel fabrication company. I would supply the fabricator with a scale drawing of the joist hanger along with…

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ChippyBuilder
Aug 19, 2018 3:02 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 August 2018

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

It comes under AS/NZS 3500.3 Stormwater Drainage, not AS/NZS 3500.2 Do you know what sarking is? If there is a downpipe discharging water through a spreader…

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SaveH2O
Aug 18, 2018 8:18 pm
SaveH2O

I saw this house design "The Appella" by Ben Trager Homes. I quite like the colours here, I think the roof is colourbond Surfmist and main render colour is Solver vitesse…

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H2018
Aug 18, 2018 1:41 am
KatFife
KatFife
16 August 2018

Expansion Foam

Expansion Foam

Great thanks will look into your links. Appreciate it.

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KatFife
Aug 16, 2018 7:41 pm
iTool
iTool
16 August 2018

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Why don't you wait until they've installed the edge boards and then measure it to satisfy yourself? There's no harm in keeping an eye on things, but there's also no point…

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iTool
Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am
Jo F
Jo F
12 August 2018

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Waiting on contract with coral to come through and we can finally start building.... have been waiting for around 15 months for our land to register, which finally…

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Jo F
Aug 12, 2018 6:23 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
12 August 2018

Email

Email

Hello how do i update my email in my profile. Thanks

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kassan1973
Aug 12, 2018 1:53 pm
meowys
meowys
11 August 2018

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Yes, the custom builder I'm talking about is a boutique builder. We have our own preferred designer, etc. and will purely use the builder to build.

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meowys
Aug 11, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and would love to get some advice/opinions on window colour selection. Our house will use pgh espresso brick with weatherboard on…

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Karolien123
Aug 10, 2018 1:24 pm
ethan870
ethan870
9 August 2018

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

CORAL HOMES - SANTORINI 27 MKII

Thanks. It is just a visit on Saturday anyway, so hopefully I can ask someone there :) Thanks for the info. Have a good evening. Cheers

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ethan870
Aug 09, 2018 7:42 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
9 August 2018

Silicone between floor tile and skirting board

Silicone between floor tile and skirting board

My builder is the same, I wanted flooring first and then skirting boards as I hate the quad look. They wouldn't do that, but said they could leave the skirting boards…

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brokenstick
Aug 09, 2018 2:23 pm
brokenstick
meowys
meowys
8 August 2018

Cladding & insulation

Cladding & insulation

Thanks all for your input.

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meowys
Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
7 August 2018

Natural light

Natural light

Quality of light depends on house orientation and window positioning and shadowing from neighbor houses, trees etc The block you choose should determine your house plan…

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Gaudi
Aug 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August 2018

neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

Sounds like a dick-head. But - you have to decide how far you want to go. Is the grain/gutter really an issue ? Can you do minor thing that alleviates the problem ?

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August 2018

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

Am I overreacting over fence cost?

I'd send email - explain your position - and say if nothing happens you'll have to take the next step. You don't want to etc etc - but you can't carry them. I may have…

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Saint Mike
Aug 07, 2018 10:07 am
Saint Mike
AjayS
AjayS
6 August 2018

Signature at the ponds

Signature at the ponds

There is this new project by the signature group at the ponds named signature at the ponds. Any feedback on how these developers are?

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AjayS
Aug 06, 2018 9:35 pm

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Treatment for Spotted Gum Deck

Hi there, can you explain why you would recommend these over oils? My preference is to use something that isn't exactly staining the deck with a pre-mixed shade. I'm…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 August 2018

Split Timber post on alfresco

Split Timber post on alfresco

Cloudcoach Check with your Council building Surveyor, the builder will require an Engineer to certify the structural adequacy of the post. BTW, it will be cheaper for him…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 03, 2018 7:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MRSK
MRSK
2 August 2018

55 Tahmoor Rd, Tahmoor (Patcha Developments)

55 Tahmoor Rd, Tahmoor (Patcha Developments)

How lovely - you have a nice big block. Yes, next door to us is looking amazing - they are lovely people. It will be my husband, myself and our 5-year-old daughter from…

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MRSK
Aug 02, 2018 10:29 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 August 2018

Double Glazing in Canberra

Double Glazing in Canberra

Hi Amber, What sort of windows do you have now? Timber or aluminium?

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ECOECO
Aug 01, 2018 12:08 pm
ECOECO
SBG14
SBG14
31 July 2018

Fully Porcelain Tiles or Glazed Porcelain Tiles

Fully Porcelain Tiles or Glazed Porcelain Tiles

thanks again. Still interested in hearing from anyone who has lived with glazed porcelain tiles recently and the feedback from having it, thanks

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SBG14
Jul 31, 2018 7:21 pm
SBG14
Wild
Wild
31 July 2018

Wallara Waters/Wallan

Wallara Waters/Wallan
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Land is titled, Spoke to dennis family and they said It would take around 6 months for them to start the construction which is normal with them, seems a lot of time to me,…

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Wild
Jul 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 July 2018

Waterproofing semi submerged limestone garage walls

Waterproofing semi submerged limestone garage walls

Wow ! You may well have to dig down outside and water-proof membrane. Then an ag drain as well. Floor doesn't look that good either.

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Saint Mike
Jul 30, 2018 3:29 pm
Saint Mike
themism
themism
30 July 2018

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

Scarborough Weatherboards vs James Hardie Scyon Linear

We have the same question now! Which one did you go for in the end? What swayed your decision? Thanks

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themism
Jul 30, 2018 1:27 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 July 2018

Holbrook Homes Independent Inspectors.

Holbrook Homes Independent Inspectors.

It would be your thread with a suitable thread title, something like "Builder's Contracts. Awareness Needed Before Signing!" or similar. I started one on Performance…

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SaveH2O
Jul 30, 2018 1:00 pm
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 July 2018

Interior design software

Interior design software

MagikTour is a 3D visualization solution which helps to visualize images or plans created by Architects and also capture and describe them in detail. It…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 29, 2018 6:34 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 July 2018

Gutters & Downpipes

Gutters & Downpipes

It wouldn't be worth the hassle of fighting over it anyway. Are you on stormwater drainage or soak wells? If it is a real hassle having a connection done, maybe you could…

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SaveH2O
Jul 29, 2018 3:07 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 July 2018

Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector

Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector

The BS employs the BI. In Victoria, it is legislated that the new home buyer appoints the BS. See the VBA website for details. As per building expert's succinct post,…

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SaveH2O
Jul 28, 2018 9:42 am
SaveH2O
ethan870
ethan870
26 July 2018

First home costs?

First home costs?

Thanks Kailie. I love Gainsborough plus the blocks are totally flat. We are just going to have a chat with some builders tomorrow and try to have a quote from…

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ethan870
Jul 26, 2018 10:41 pm
Lauramac311
Lauramac311
26 July 2018

Unfinished Construction Site Next Door

Unfinished Construction Site Next Door

Hi, I am after some advice regarding options with my neighbours property. We live in a new housing estate & have been in our house 4 years. Our neighbour started…

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Lauramac311
Jul 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
26 July 2018

How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

How to best preserve treated pine retaining walls

Thanks for information. Good investigative work Who would have known, a treated pine timber association!! Reassuring I did the right thing. I was told they last more…

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Gaudi
Jul 26, 2018 3:52 pm
kjane
kjane
26 July 2018

Short term Lease Sydney

Short term Lease Sydney

Hi All, Not so much of a building question but a how to live while building question. We will have a period from January through to end of March (fingers crossed,all…

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kjane
Jul 26, 2018 3:43 pm
kailie86
kailie86
26 July 2018

custom builders in brisbane or gold coast

custom builders in brisbane or gold coast

My insta name is our_miami31_foreverhome. You’ll be able to find others who have commented on some of my photos from there.

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kailie86
Jul 26, 2018 1:32 pm
kailie86
isaia
isaia
25 July 2018

New Build Gold Coast

New Build Gold Coast

Why would you deposit and engage with a builder without discussing floor plans and design first. Sorry but for me does not makes sense. Maybe you can teach me here something.

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isaia
Jul 25, 2018 11:14 pm
garfield
garfield
25 July 2018

Best Sheds

Best Sheds

Hi all, I am in the hunt for a single colorbond garage and have recently been given a quote from Best Sheds which are around 30% cheaper that the opposition. They claim…

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garfield
Jul 25, 2018 10:00 pm
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Joker
Jul 25, 2018 1:42 pm

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