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Fonzie
Fonzie
19 January 2018

Austral Bricks Marcasite

Austral Bricks Marcasite

Hi, Has anyone got any photos of their build with Austral Marcasite bricks? I had to pick this brick as my original choice, PGH Mild Steel was discontinued.:cry: I already have…

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Fonzie
Jan 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Fonzie
alexp79
alexp79
16 January 2018

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Up to 3m is retained by the commercial product called TerraFirm: https://modularwalls.com.au/products/terrafirm/ Last time I checked pricing with them for 1.8m wall was…

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alexp79
Jan 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Still Deciding
Still Deciding
16 January 2018

DJ Roberts Brisbane

DJ Roberts Brisbane

The following is my honest personal opinion based upon my recent experience. Just completed a build with DJ Roberts - whilst I would not say it was a build that took me…

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Still Deciding
Jan 16, 2018 4:49 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
15 January 2018

Anyone building in Montego Hills (Kingsholme SE QLD)?

Anyone building in Montego Hills (Kingsholme SE QLD)?

Hello, So the building bug has bit me again and am looking to build on an acreage in the new releases in Montego Hills (Kingshome, SE QLD). Was wondering if any one else…

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shadowarrior
Jan 15, 2018 9:16 am
Viangster
Viangster
15 January 2018

Flooding Damages

Flooding Damages

Thank you very much. I'll definitely talk to our builder about this

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Viangster
Jan 15, 2018 1:00 am
Adrian+Michelle
Adrian+Michelle
13 January 2018

Recommendations for project manager/builder in Sydney?

Recommendations for project manager/builder in Sydney?

Hi, We have been dragging the chain on a renovation to our home in Ashfield as we had initially intended to be owner builders. We have become time poor and need our…

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Adrian+Michelle
Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm
NelsonP
NelsonP
13 January 2018

Challenging architectural detail

Challenging architectural detail

Thanks for the feedback. I can see the floor plan and roof plan in that last post.

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NelsonP
Jan 13, 2018 10:38 pm
deborahw1959
deborahw1959
13 January 2018

Mornington Peninsula build.

Mornington Peninsula build.

anyone recommend a good builder in MP. finding a builder is giving me a real headache. Engelhard Homes sent a load of rubbish via email from an architect. I couldn't…

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deborahw1959
Jan 13, 2018 11:04 am
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
12 January 2018

Carlisle Homes new payment schedule issues with Bank Loan

Carlisle Homes new payment schedule issues with Bank Loan

Has anyone recently signed a contract with Carlisle Homes in Melbourne and got their loan approved from Bank ? Both ANZ and Suncorp banks have objected to Carlisle Homes…

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asheeshjoshi
Jan 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 January 2018

Boundary fence QLD

Boundary fence QLD

Why not just do it - if they pay half. They are probably trying to show some "muscle" - we have a similar…

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Saint Mike
Jan 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Saint Mike
Jacks
Jacks
12 January 2018

Starr Constructions

Starr Constructions

Anyone built with Starr Constructions and / or have any feedback on them? Thanks!

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Jacks
Jan 12, 2018 4:10 pm
SparkInTheDark
SparkInTheDark
12 January 2018

Building Material and Furniture

Building Material and Furniture

Your post makes me want to write out an open cheque and give it to you, what could possibly go wrong?

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SparkInTheDark
Jan 12, 2018 6:26 am
SparkInTheDark
mizlong
mizlong
10 January 2018

Custom build price

Custom build price

Yes I thought it would cost around that , thank you

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mizlong
Jan 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Bimps
Bimps
9 January 2018

Liverpool PD

Liverpool PD

Anyone building liverpool with PD

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Bimps
Jan 09, 2018 10:09 pm
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
8 January 2018

multiple items need renovated, what's the best way?

multiple items need renovated, what's the best way?

Hi, It's 4 bedroom house with swimming pool. Just want to seek advise on the best approach: 1. one stop solution to a renovation builder company. or 2. get job done…

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hfwangoz
Jan 08, 2018 5:01 pm
qebtel
qebtel
7 January 2018

Trees Removal Question

Trees Removal Question

At Toowoomba, they do not allow a tree with a canopy or a trunk of certain sizes to be removed. So the way around it is - trim the canopy, trim the trunk, then remove…

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qebtel
Jan 07, 2018 4:01 pm
qebtel
qebtel
7 January 2018

Slab concreter

Slab concreter

ha ha another shocker done by cowboys. How do these people even exist and get work?

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qebtel
Jan 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Annabelle101
Annabelle101
6 January 2018

Kitchen and back door

Kitchen and back door

Does anyone have a back door in the kitchen? The way we would like to relay our kitchen may mean we have a back door in our kitchen. Does anyone else have this? Need some…

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Annabelle101
Jan 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Kpear121
Kpear121
5 January 2018

Low deposit builder options

Low deposit builder options

Hi, Not sure if you’re still chasing info, but we built with Integra. Overall a great experience. Happy to share any info you need

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Kpear121
Jan 05, 2018 10:40 pm
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Doulton777
Jan 04, 2018 11:14 am
Doulton777
Chels
Chels
4 January 2018

Site Costs in Woodlea

Site Costs in Woodlea

Definitely agree with others that say to get your sites fixed. I got quoted & signed @ 15k with Henley back in 2016. Not on site yet, but I've read some site costs are up…

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Chels
Jan 04, 2018 4:43 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 January 2018

Material Prices in 2018

Material Prices in 2018

There is a 12-18 month lag due to the huge backlog of builds After that Suppliers & Tradies will get desperate..wait it out..prices always drop I've seen many boom_ Bust cycles

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 03, 2018 9:16 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

We asked our builder to put a provision for a chandelier on a stairwell. We were told they will add a noggin so we just need the chandelier and electrician to install it. …

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Ynnie
Jan 03, 2018 5:38 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 January 2018

Do your upstair walls of double storey homes make noises?

Do your upstair walls of double storey homes make noises?

Zhenhua You will need to get copies of your engineering plans, inspectors reports, and all photos. BTW.This may be a problem if the inspector was hired by the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 03, 2018 12:25 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 January 2018

LAWS AROUND BUYING AND USING BUILDING PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

LAWS AROUND BUYING AND USING BUILDING PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

If your thinking of importing bespoke Aluminium double glazed windows and doors from China, there are things you need to know 1 There are many combinations of glass that…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 03, 2018 8:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Techsmax
Techsmax
2 January 2018

Suggestions on home security?

Suggestions on home security?

Hi anna10 What budget are you looking to spend and what features are you after, more then happy to help :-D

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Techsmax
Jan 02, 2018 1:50 pm
Techsmax
Steveminmitchell
Steveminmitchell
1 January 2018

Relocating a house

Relocating a house

I have just recently relocated a 1920s Californian bungalow onto my block of land. As the house was given to me by a local hospital and still being used for consulting…

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Steveminmitchell
Jan 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
1 January 2018

construction

construction

I left a comment under one of your photos. Looks like a real botchy job so far.

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Leonardo_23
Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Messychaos
Messychaos
26 December 2017

What pendant light suits the best?

What pendant light suits the best?

i like the options number 2. There are some suggestion that i would like to share with you. Hope you like my suggestions

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Messychaos
Dec 26, 2017 5:33 pm

I just got a quote from Perth Soakwells for soakwell installation if this helps. Have heard good reviews about them too.

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Messychaos
Dec 26, 2017 5:31 pm
Messychaos
Messychaos
26 December 2017

Essastone Ashen Cloud pictures??

Essastone Ashen Cloud pictures??

Has anyone used Essastone Ashen Cloud (warm concrete grey) as their bench in either kitchen or bathroom and have a picture? Thanks

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Messychaos
Dec 26, 2017 5:27 pm
wyld
wyld
23 December 2017

Quote for raising house and building underneath

Quote for raising house and building underneath
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Wow, just going through this thread again, heaps of information, going to embark on our second raise and renovate next year and the tips on here still relevant

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wyld
Dec 23, 2017 10:49 am
Southies
Southies
21 December 2017

Garage Door Remote buttons

Garage Door Remote buttons

now why could i not find just that explanation on google ?? :roll: thank you so very much aussieta ::

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Southies
Dec 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Southies
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 December 2017

Dual Occupancy - worth it?

Dual Occupancy - worth it?

Start at 1. put up links, Images,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 21, 2017 8:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
horeno121
horeno121
19 December 2017

Home Renovations Toowoomba

Home Renovations Toowoomba

Toowoomba Home Builder & Renovations is the most quality focused home builders in Toowoomba. We expert in home, kitchen and…

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horeno121
Dec 19, 2017 6:41 pm
CW_L
CW_L
19 December 2017

Kitchen Recommendations / Feedback - Sydney Inner West

Kitchen Recommendations / Feedback - Sydney Inner West

Hi katiepie13, as this was posted 3 months ago, i'm not sure if you've already made a decision with your kitchen. I'm currently building, and our kitchen is done with…

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CW_L
Dec 19, 2017 1:07 pm
CW_L
Asdfg1
Asdfg1
19 December 2017

Steel shed supplied Brisbane QLD

Steel shed supplied Brisbane QLD

Sorry steel shed supplies in Brisbane QLD

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Asdfg1
Dec 19, 2017 6:39 am
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
18 December 2017

Fence not on boundary - who pays for repair?

Fence not on boundary - who pays for repair?

If the townhouses are strata title, then bodycorp should be the ones arranging repair / replacement. If Torrens title, 50/50 split with neighbour.

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Houspect NSW
Dec 18, 2017 11:20 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
18 December 2017

Trying to stay positive.

Trying to stay positive.

If you would like some independent advice, we would be more than happy to assist. Good luck with the rest of your build and I hope things are rectified for you soon.

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Houspect NSW
Dec 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
Houspect NSW
18 December 2017

Update before christmas

Update before christmas

Triple check everything and don't sign off until you are 100% happy, builders make errors all the time and often don't like to take responsibility for them! Hope the rest…

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Houspect NSW
Dec 18, 2017 11:07 pm
Houspect NSW
6banga
6banga
17 December 2017

Ducted acrton efficiency

Ducted acrton efficiency

It’s 33 degrees outside I have my ducted ac set at 25 degrees which means it cycles on at 26 degrees and cycles back off at 25.5 degrees. What I have been noticing is it…

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6banga
Dec 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Kezza1967neil1955
Kezza1967neil1955
16 December 2017

Need help with exterior colours - Wallaby/Basalt?

Need help with exterior colours - Wallaby/Basalt?

Hi need help with colours to go with the exterior brick called truffle we want a colour bond roof as well not sure of colours thanks Kerry .

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Kezza1967neil1955
Dec 16, 2017 7:03 pm
scarlettandtyson
scarlettandtyson
16 December 2017

Vista pave

Vista pave

Has anyone used silver or tundra vista pave? I'm trying to decide which one for our alfresco/ driveway

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scarlettandtyson
Dec 16, 2017 4:54 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
16 December 2017

Post variations after the site start - Building with Porter

Post variations after the site start - Building with Porter

We tried to add 1 powerpiont that was on the back of an existing one and were told very firmly no changes to electrical were permitted. Good luck. see more at …

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brucefil2011
Dec 16, 2017 9:53 am
Hasi
Hasi
16 December 2017

Post Construction Variation with Porter Davis

Post Construction Variation with Porter Davis

Hi Were you able to change bricks after site has started, did they charge you. How much ?

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Hasi
Dec 16, 2017 8:46 am
fedup1
fedup1
15 December 2017

Termite chemical barrier and concrete paving- Victoria

Termite chemical barrier and concrete paving- Victoria

Hi everyone, I own a newly built home in Vic. My builder poured concrete paving around entire perimeter of my house after the termite chemical spray was done…

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fedup1
Dec 15, 2017 3:19 pm
pEast
pEast
12 December 2017

a picture paints a thousand words.

a picture paints a thousand words.

Hi - just wondering whether Arden r fixing their work which was done wrong. Have they fixed the concrete part too

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pEast
Dec 12, 2017 3:23 am
Joker
Joker
11 December 2017

Stonemason chipped Carrara marble...

Stonemason chipped Carrara marble...

While its true that it can and does get damaged as it's installed, it's part of a stonemasons job and pricing structure that they will get broken, cracked, chipped stone…

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Joker
Dec 11, 2017 12:15 am

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