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Bazazz
Bazazz
15 July 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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

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K-Real
Jul 11, 2017 6:56 pm
K-Real
vineel.koneru
vineel.koneru
11 July 2017

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
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onehomeforme
Jul 10, 2017 6:44 pm
amcasper4u
amcasper4u
10 July 2017

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
MisterSlope
MisterSlope
10 July 2017

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
cheryl_0316
cheryl_0316
8 July 2017

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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
Adelaide Girl
Adelaide Girl
3 July 2017

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 5:55 pm
AKB
AKB
3 July 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 July 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 June 2017

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 2017

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 June 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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

Hey there, I am just after some advice, we have had a meeting today with our SS and a inspector after saying we are not happy with our brickwork, mainly the window sills,…

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Ladybugs2
Jun 20, 2017 9:06 pm
Ladybugs2
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney
20 June 2017

Storage during knockdown

Storage during knockdown

I agree with the suggestions here but firstly let me congratulate you on your good fortune of having your parents around near you! I should think that if they aren't too…

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ThomasMaloney
Jun 20, 2017 1:17 pm
ThomasMaloney
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 June 2017

Gyprock (Drywall) VS White set (Plaster)

Gyprock (Drywall) VS White set (Plaster)

I suppose if there were painters on this forum they would start complaining about how they're constantly fixing up wet plasterers faulty work. I agree a lot of people are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 20, 2017 7:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
AvaG
AvaG
20 June 2017

KDR or other options?

KDR or other options?

When our neighbours were in the same position, they had a real estate agent come out to assess their place. Based on their property and market conditions, he recommended…

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AvaG
Jun 20, 2017 12:56 am
6uldv8shae
6uldv8shae
19 June 2017

what would be the best & cheapest material to build a indoor

what would be the best & cheapest material to build a indoor

*** SORRY *** ABOVE POST WAS MEANT TO SAY : "build an indoor slide" ON THE END OF THE ABOVE TOPIC SENTENCE.

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6uldv8shae
Jun 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
18 June 2017

Demolition recommendation

Demolition recommendation

How's your build going? Have you started a thread?

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Old Bloke
Jun 18, 2017 6:39 pm
amitm01
amitm01
18 June 2017

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
1, 2, 3

Hi Guys How did you go with SBG. Build quality, issues and after build support service. We are also building with them and waiting for the land title in August 2017. Cherrs Amit

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amitm01
Jun 18, 2017 2:20 am
vikushivu
vikushivu
16 June 2017

2 Bedroom Downstairs Floor Plan (Two Story Home) ?

2 Bedroom Downstairs Floor Plan (Two Story Home) ?

Hi Team, Land Size 600Sqm (20m Frontage X 30m Length) Location - Oxley (Brisbane) I am after floor plan which has 2 Bedroom Downstairs. (1 Master bedroom + 1 Standard…

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vikushivu
Jun 16, 2017 12:30 pm
kalleyhome
kalleyhome
16 June 2017

In-vogue WA Prestart Costs ?

In-vogue WA Prestart Costs ?

Anyone recently built with In-Vogue and can share how much extra you paid for tiling to dp from floor to ceiling (over standard) and for shaker doors, i.e thermolaminated…

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kalleyhome
Jun 16, 2017 11:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 June 2017

Bricks (no cladding) top floor - double story

Bricks (no cladding) top floor - double story

Optimising the floor space is always a good idea, as beams and slabs extend to the walls below the problem is generally upper floor setbacks...again you need to put photos…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 16, 2017 8:59 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 June 2017

Builder has increased our fixed price contract.

Builder has increased our fixed price contract.

@clanwatson Good to hear :-) What you don't want is to pay extra and eventually get overpriced rubbish and then find out a year later your house is worth 20% less in a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 16, 2017 7:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Thanks for your explanation. So at the front if the FS19.95 and FR20.31, is the FS the footpath height of 19.95 and the height of the land at the top of the driveway 20.31…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jun 15, 2017 4:41 pm
First_Timer_Ray
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JB1
Jun 15, 2017 4:17 pm


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