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Cazash
Cazash
14 November

Toilet Sucking Air/water

Toilet Sucking Air/water

Thanks for your replies. I will post a resolution when I finally get one

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Cazash
Nov 14, 2020 11:09 pm
Althom
Althom
14 November

Provisional Sums - Refund & Extra Charge

Provisional Sums - Refund & Extra Charge

Whatever maximises the builder's profit.

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Althom
Nov 14, 2020 10:57 am
Althom
Homeone1234
Homeone1234
14 November

Drains blocked with concrete, should the builder pay my plu

Drains blocked with concrete, should the builder pay my plu

I have an investment property that is 18 months old. This week the tenants noted the the showers and sink were noted draining, toilets were gurgling. An emergency plumber…

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Homeone1234
Nov 14, 2020 10:01 am
Cris
Cris
14 November

Mirvac Gledswood hills .. unregistered block of land

Mirvac Gledswood hills .. unregistered block of land

I have an update from Mirvac via email that it is with land registration and to make sure all finance are ready .. we have signed with the bank already I was just…

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Cris
Nov 14, 2020 8:25 am
Ap2007
Ap2007
13 November

High Tention Power Lines

High Tention Power Lines

Hi All, Just need some help to understand banks land valuation process. Land i have opt for is approximately 150 meters away from high tension power lines. One of bank i…

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Ap2007
Nov 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Bobjane
Bobjane
13 November

What stage are Pilings Installed?

What stage are Pilings Installed?

Oh thanks for the reply. I remember asking my inspector at the slab inspection pre-pour about the piling and he said it’s installed later. So either he didn’t know…

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Bobjane
Nov 13, 2020 12:01 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 November

Cornice on load bearing wall cracked every 600mm or so.

Cornice on load bearing wall cracked every 600mm or so.

Yes most likely but if one side of the house has subsided it will have same effect.

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building-expert
Nov 11, 2020 6:40 pm
building-expert
alexp79
alexp79
11 November

Cladding or Render?

Cladding or Render?

Yes, you can go with 2.7 too, although the added savings are not very significant so should be rather analysed from cost vs value perspective. My criteria for walls are…

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alexp79
Nov 11, 2020 1:20 pm
J_RIDGEY98
J_RIDGEY98
11 November

HGWA Alkimos

HGWA Alkimos
1, 2, 3, 4

Sweet!

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J_RIDGEY98
Nov 11, 2020 1:13 pm
KameGame
KameGame
10 November

occupancy certificate

occupancy certificate

Ideally, it should not. Check with your building surveyor, they issue the OC so should be able to clarify. You may also refer to you build permit if there is any note on it.

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KameGame
Nov 10, 2020 2:14 pm

McMaster Designer Homes Ballarat

McMaster Designer Homes Ballarat

Dear All, Check all special conditions on McMaster Designer Homes before you engage with them. Ask for a standard contract before you hand any money over. The Special…

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Darbecca Inspections
Nov 09, 2020 11:22 am
NRC
NRC
9 November

Babylon Roof Colour

Babylon Roof Colour

Hi, has anyone used Babylon for the roof? Do you have photos? I originally wanted Barramundi but the colour consultant thought the photo I showed her was Babylon with…

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NRC
Nov 09, 2020 9:36 am
Becray
Becray
9 November

QLD Blackbutt Bricks and Dune Nayade Mosaic Tiles

QLD Blackbutt Bricks and Dune Nayade Mosaic Tiles

QLD Blackbutt Bricks and Nayade Mosaic Tiles Does anyone have photos if they have built using blackbutt bricks with night sky roof and roller door? Also has anyone done a…

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Becray
Nov 09, 2020 8:06 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
8 November

Fairmont homes NSW built 2015 very poorly

Fairmont homes NSW built 2015 very poorly

Hi Val G Good luck with your build. Can I make a suggestion about picking the right builder. Make sure you get to actually speak to some of their past clients. Most…

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SejaeD
Nov 08, 2020 1:50 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
SejaeD
8 November

Contact with private Certifier

Contact with private Certifier
1, 2

Thanks for this great post clarifying the Victorian system. Its fantastic that we have some really awesome experts on here to help teach us all. have a great weekend

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SejaeD
Nov 08, 2020 1:41 pm
SejaeD
9dreamer9
9dreamer9
8 November

Stone bench top

Stone bench top

We were told we could have the join behind the sink. They changed that to a spot where its really noticeable, because they realised the sink was undermount. They didn't…

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9dreamer9
Nov 08, 2020 7:16 am

­­­­­­Hi A couple of things to think about: Whether there is a recognised easement or not, there will still be restrictions/guidelines on what can be built near…

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worldofmud
Nov 08, 2020 12:18 am
tourier
tourier
7 November

Stormwater connection

Stormwater connection

Bate block. No stormwater connection. Need connection to build. However, do I need to put in a development application for a dwelling in order to connect to council…

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tourier
Nov 07, 2020 4:58 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
6 November

Builder bringing in someone to our build for viewing

Builder bringing in someone to our build for viewing

If they are proud to show prospective buyers through your house, they must be very happy with the finishes. You should be getting a quality home.…

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bestspecials
Nov 06, 2020 3:13 pm
bestspecials

Hi guys, My girlfriend and I recently moved to new rental apartment. It’s a rather strange apartment that has an enclosed balcony that has windows and a ceiling instead…

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KevinTJH
Nov 05, 2020 2:11 pm
Werribeehouse
Werribeehouse
5 November

Santorini 29 - Neo Facade

Santorini 29 - Neo Facade

Hi, I am planning to build a house with Metricon Santorini-29 and have Neo Facade (16 m wide). Below are my queries: - Is Neo facade a good option in reasonable price -…

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Werribeehouse
Nov 05, 2020 10:13 am
Ral21
Ral21
4 November

TV Room Sliding Door installation after handover

TV Room Sliding Door installation after handover

Option 1 is better but would be too much trouble for us I guess. so we will ask builder to do it. Thanks for your help!

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Ral21
Nov 04, 2020 11:47 pm
theshack
theshack
4 November

anybody used underdeck

anybody used underdeck

I'm looking to waterproof underneath my proposed deck / balcony. Has anybody used http://www.underdeck.com.au/ Is there anything else similar in the market. How else can…

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theshack
Nov 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
4 November

Paint advice please

Paint advice please

Titanium white is in the green hue range thus is unfortunately not a warm white, its a cool white. See here. https://encycolorpedia.com/edf0ec What advice do you require?

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Bimbob
Nov 04, 2020 8:09 pm
aussieta
aussieta
4 November

Product changes

Product changes

we were stooged on our build contract says xyz doors etc, which were not what was on display home when we complained they said "your contract specifies xyz doors not the…

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aussieta
Nov 04, 2020 1:03 pm
aussieta
SejaeD
SejaeD
3 November

Door knob stuck to door - advice please :)

Door knob stuck to door - advice please :)

well done :) awesome that you are putting new handles on you are the real winner on melb cup day!

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SejaeD
Nov 03, 2020 5:31 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
SejaeD
3 November

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

I knew you would know:) I also agree that there is either no or very little grounds to object. thanks for checking it out

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SejaeD
Nov 03, 2020 4:43 pm
SejaeD
DanC
DanC
3 November

Clarendon Oceanside 36 changes

Clarendon Oceanside 36 changes

How did you go with this? We made a lot of changes to our Madison City design and now have a dedicated ensuite to all 4 bedrooms.

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DanC
Nov 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Tijiflox
Tijiflox
2 November

New Build Double storey (Energy efficient/passive design) -

New Build Double storey (Energy efficient/passive design) -

No additional cost expect if this change your external wall structure.

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Tijiflox
Nov 02, 2020 12:21 pm
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arcadelt
Nov 02, 2020 10:27 am
kaushal.adviser
kaushal.adviser
2 November

Akuna Vista - Any one selling unregisterred land ?

Akuna Vista - Any one selling unregisterred land ?

Hi Everyone, Please let me know anyone selling unregistered land currently at Akuna Vista…

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kaushal.adviser
Nov 02, 2020 10:16 am
kaushal.adviser
kaushal.adviser
2 November

Akuna Vista Land Valuation

Akuna Vista Land Valuation
1, 2, 3

Hi Everyone, Any one selling land in Akuna Vista. One of my friend is looking to buy within this month.

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kaushal.adviser
Nov 02, 2020 10:14 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
1 November

Help with electrical work with builder vs post handover

Help with electrical work with builder vs post handover

Hey Shi. The best and cost effective method to make allowances for after handover electrical work is to run conduits to and from the switch to the lights in restricted…

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Bimbob
Nov 01, 2020 11:16 pm
Lemans
Lemans
1 November

Installing skylights post-build

Installing skylights post-build

I was considering adding extra windows to our home but i have been advised any structural changes may void your builder’s warranty.

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Lemans
Nov 01, 2020 10:53 pm

Hi Chippy, success, Hansa advised the cover isn't like their competitors and dome bit at end of cover isnt seperate and is one whole piece (as pictured).. I think…

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Pasq
Nov 01, 2020 8:13 am
Jungle209
Jungle209
30 October

3 month defect

3 month defect

Yep I think you're right. I think I'm in for a bit of a battle. Cheers

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Jungle209
Oct 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Faithy
Faithy
29 October

insurance

insurance

Thank you for your reply I will apply and see how I go. thank you again Faith

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Faithy
Oct 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Revinator
Revinator
29 October

Building in The Hills of Carmel

Building in The Hills of Carmel

You have to tell people who your land developer is first. Lend Lease? Mirvac?

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Revinator
Oct 29, 2020 1:26 pm
Revinator
SejaeD
SejaeD
29 October

Does a standard HIA Building contract require legal advice ?

Does a standard HIA Building contract require legal advice ?

As background the HIA contract is heavily weighted in favour of the builder. My understanding is that it has been developed by the association that represents builders…

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SejaeD
Oct 29, 2020 10:23 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
SejaeD
29 October

Awnings on Hebel

Awnings on Hebel

Roger If you like I can give you the number of the Hebel rep here in sydney ( he's also a structural engineer) and apart from being a great bloke is all knowledgeable…

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SejaeD
Oct 29, 2020 10:12 am
SejaeD
steffndaz
steffndaz
28 October

Barrington Homes

Barrington Homes

Ps bring on build No 2. 😉

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steffndaz
Oct 28, 2020 5:24 pm
kzrpro
kzrpro
27 October

Approximate site cost in box hill nsw?

Approximate site cost in box hill nsw?

Hello, this will be depend on your contour and soil test Do you have information for it ?

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kzrpro
Oct 27, 2020 9:26 am
Fore20
Fore20
26 October

termite inspection how often

termite inspection how often

every year should be done

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Fore20
Oct 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Fore20
Althom
Althom
26 October

Bludging toliet doorframe beside the bath

Bludging toliet doorframe beside the bath

That timber is as rotten as. I'd say there's a leak somewhere.

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Althom
Oct 26, 2020 9:41 am
Althom
DDUN
DDUN
25 October

Replace wooden load bearing post with a galvanic post?

Replace wooden load bearing post with a galvanic post?

Hey guys. I have an ugly wooden post in the corner of my alfresco that is holding up a whole room on the second floor. I wanted to cover it with brick so it matches the…

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DDUN
Oct 25, 2020 6:37 pm

Our new build has 2 walk in showers, we pulled the openings back from original 1000mm to one is 750mm and the other is 790mm and they are fine.

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Brett0004
Oct 25, 2020 11:56 am
tourier
tourier
24 October

Council quotes

Council quotes

When getting quotes from a council to connect to services, are they meant to provide a transparent itemised quote? Is there a regulatory body that can give advice on…

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tourier
Oct 24, 2020 6:46 am
tourier
tourier
23 October

Quotes

Quotes

It was for connection to essential services on empty block that developer failed to connect to. Was ticked off as ok and colleague bought block. Now colleague was told by…

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tourier
Oct 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Althom
Althom
23 October

Fencing disagreement

Fencing disagreement

If you were to agree to his rather ridiculous proposal he'd have to access your side of the fence so he'd need insurance against possible damage to your property. He'd…

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Althom
Oct 23, 2020 10:12 am
Althom
Emmy
Emmy
23 October

Nuvo or McCarthy Homes

Nuvo or McCarthy Homes

Has anyone built with Nuvo Homes or McCarthy Homes in Brisbane recently? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

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Emmy
Oct 23, 2020 8:40 am

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