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Hi I’m currently in the process of building a Bordeaux inspired home. I now need to choose my exterior colours and I’m finding it extremely difficult trying to…

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tasha13
Aug 20, 2019 2:07 pm
GLO
GLO
18 August

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes

I plan on adding a Samsung Digital Door lock after handover. Did you change yours?

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GLO
Aug 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Mike8136
Mike8136
3 August

Sanding and polishing timber floor

Sanding and polishing timber floor

I did my own floor a few years ago. It is difficult and hard work. You will need an edge sander and the drum sander. I hired from Bunnings also. The result looked pretty…

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Mike8136
Aug 03, 2019 10:35 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
25 July

Feeling a little lost.

Feeling a little lost.
1, 2

But don't forget about "embodied energy". It's not just about the energy it takes to operate a home, but also the energy it takes to manufacture & transport a home's…

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ddarroch
Jul 25, 2019 10:25 am
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alexf40
Jul 06, 2019 7:26 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
1 July

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Gutters and downpipe requirements

Our issue was that the gutter hadn’t been installed with the correct fall, and also that we didn’t have enough downpipes on the alfresco roof- wasn’t in line with…

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MrsJM
Jul 01, 2019 4:22 am
MrsJM
Mish018
Mish018
26 June

Building with Wisdom Homed

Building with Wisdom Homed

Is anyone doing their driveway after handover? Wondering is anyone knows the price of exposed aggregate concrete per cubic metre

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Mish018
Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
24 June

Match tile and carpet height difference

Match tile and carpet height difference

I would use an Ardit floor leveller for your carpeted areas ( you can buy it from bunnings and youtube it)

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SejaeD
Jun 24, 2019 11:09 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 June

Fire hydrant

Fire hydrant

Whose land ? Was it there when you built/bought ?

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Saint Mike
Jun 21, 2019 11:00 am
Saint Mike
SejaeD
SejaeD
20 June

2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

I live if the exact part of the world that you have described and I have two friends who have done what you described. One at middle cove who spend just under $1m and…

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SejaeD
Jun 20, 2019 12:07 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
20 June

Sliding / Stacker door installation - Standard?

Sliding / Stacker door installation - Standard?

What they can do without cutting the slab is to install the door over the step down and set it so the bottom is flush with height of your finished floor level ( say you…

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SejaeD
Jun 20, 2019 11:23 am

HIA Contracts/Owners rights

HIA Contracts/Owners rights

You can talk to whoever you want and post questions where ever you wish OT, Problems arise when 1. You don't have all the Engineering drawings, notes and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 09, 2019 8:21 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hello Guys, Q1: As a buyer how much I should expect to pay roughly to fix these items? Q2: How does council find out if buyer has fixed it or not within…

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thehuntbegins
May 28, 2019 8:31 pm
alexp79
alexp79
19 April

Kitchen cost

Kitchen cost

Well, you can call that company and ask them if they will install IKEA kitchen for you :) Also, you can ask your builder what if you want to install a kitchen from some…

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alexp79
Apr 19, 2019 1:39 pm
vpn25
vpn25
19 April

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

Coral homes- Longreach 33 northern rivers

I would like to ask you about garare level and ground level, are they same level? how to Pm you via viber?

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vpn25
Apr 19, 2019 1:22 pm
michaelmcg
michaelmcg
6 April

Repairs to vitrabond

Repairs to vitrabond

Hi all, Recently did some touch up repairs to vitrabond panel but now can see some over spray in sunlight. Any recommendations of what product to use to remove this?

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michaelmcg
Apr 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Plcnewhome
Plcnewhome
5 April

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.
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I agree with you there re the contracts. It is interesting, you have a cooling off period unless you get legal advice then you don’t. Given all the palava the ACCC…

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Plcnewhome
Apr 05, 2019 2:35 pm
GLO
GLO
17 March

Ladder for 2 storey home

Ladder for 2 storey home

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy, The one I’m eyeing off is the Little Giant 17, it looks identical to your Werner even in functionality and rated to 150kg too. Have you…

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GLO
Mar 17, 2019 6:20 am
Ardo
Ardo
6 March

Painting Wainscoting

Painting Wainscoting

For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss is…

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Ardo
Mar 06, 2019 7:02 pm
star3
star3
28 February

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

stay away from sett homes built with them 5 years ago and work is so bad. too many issues to list

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star3
Feb 28, 2019 4:24 am
ratna
ratna
25 February

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, I am looking for the same.. based in Thornleigh, please let me know if you managed to get someone. Thanks in advance

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ratna
Feb 25, 2019 9:20 pm
nikhilkr2019
nikhilkr2019
21 February

Covering storm water easement in backyard

Covering storm water easement in backyard

There is a 1000x300mm storm water easement in the top right corner of my backyard. As part of leveling the lot, current opening of that has to go 300mm down the new level.…

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nikhilkr2019
Feb 21, 2019 8:02 am
westbourne
westbourne
18 February

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Thanks for your suggestion. This would be my final step. I emailed to the Head of Construction Department. He agreed to let me to perform a pre-handover inspection…

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westbourne
Feb 18, 2019 7:35 am
alexp79
alexp79
16 February

Building Healthy Buildings

Building Healthy Buildings

I recently ran across a book called "Breathing Walls: A Biological Approach to Healthy Building Envelope Design And Construction" (

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alexp79
Feb 16, 2019 5:17 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
16 February

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

There will always be gaps. Smaller ones probably cause even more headaches. Larger ones as least u can have some stick to get things out. Regardless a lesson to…

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MyFirst
Feb 16, 2019 9:48 am
westbourne
westbourne
10 February

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Is the Tender fee refundable if accepted?

Thanks for prompt response. I don't the tender fee as a deposit" on my contract.

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westbourne
Feb 10, 2019 9:13 am
youngone
youngone
8 February

Austral brick cream

Austral brick cream

Hi my first post here. Deposit paid in Macdonald Jones Bronte. We are looking for a cream brick with off white mortar so as to replicate rendered or bagged…

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youngone
Feb 08, 2019 6:33 am
Lilac
Lilac
3 February

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Blue Feature Wall recommendations - Kids bedroom

Hi I need to choose a feature wall colour and wanting a really nice deep blue (Navy). It’s for both my son’s bedrooms and all other walls are in Dulux Tranquil…

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Lilac
Feb 03, 2019 9:45 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 January

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

On Site Detention - Charged Line?

I take it that all downpipes are diverted to the tanks. Why does the tank's overflow pipe have to go to a "control pit" when the overflow water has come from the tank…

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SaveH2O
Jan 27, 2019 9:28 am
SaveH2O
rrajm
rrajm
21 January

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Hi All, We are buying a Metricon house with a timber staircase. The house isn't very old but the timber staircase/handrails is already showing wear with the…

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rrajm
Jan 21, 2019 7:53 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
21 January

Landscaping quote! Help!

Landscaping quote! Help!

Do what Joker has suggested... That's how I had got mine. (Not in your area)

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IamSAM
Jan 21, 2019 9:55 am
IamSAM
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
13 January

Wisdom Homes/Sydney Electrical Group : NESS Alarm Pricing

Wisdom Homes/Sydney Electrical Group : NESS Alarm Pricing

Hello everyone, If anyone had a home built by Wisdom Homes and NESS alarms installed by Sydney Electrical Group, I like to know how much they quoted you for additional…

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jayasooriah
Jan 13, 2019 10:36 am
chippy
chippy
3 January

Screen Door doesn't get closed fully

Screen Door doesn't get closed fully

Just try backing of the closer. On the end of the closer that attaches to the door is a screw. Try undoing it a quarter turn at a time. The more you undo it the harder…

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chippy
Jan 03, 2019 12:18 am
chippy

Where this moisture coming from and how to fix it?

Where this moisture coming from and how to fix it?

From what you said and photo of the view through the window (and older style cornice) you have standard construction older home with eaves. Fascia and gutter are…

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building-expert
Jan 02, 2019 6:41 am
building-expert

How to fix this sheet parts coming off from Gyprock ceiling?

How to fix this sheet parts coming off from Gyprock ceiling?

Hi That looks like plasterboard tape - the paper tape placed over the…

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cornellengineers
Jan 01, 2019 3:42 pm
cornellengineers
Ducan Trading
Ducan Trading
29 December 2018

Choosing Bricks

Choosing Bricks

hi

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Ducan Trading
Dec 29, 2018 11:07 am
Ducan Trading
Melos
Melos
21 December 2018

Copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement?

If it’s a da they should be on councils website

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Melos
Dec 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Sethor
Sethor
14 December 2018

Lock up payment

Lock up payment

Also note if your build is financed your bank will have a lock up valuation done when payment is requested.

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Sethor
Dec 14, 2018 12:46 pm
chippy
chippy
11 December 2018

Mirror installation

Mirror installation

Just use wall mates. Follow the directions and it will work a treat

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chippy
Dec 11, 2018 8:15 pm
chippy
Melos
Melos
25 November 2018

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

Advice for floor plan - inner city family home

Can you post your current floor plan? We gave a local builder who basically adds two bedrooms and a bathroom (or more if you want it) as a second floor in such a way that…

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Melos
Nov 25, 2018 7:25 am
Monkey55
Monkey55
23 November 2018

Which flower plants to add here?

Which flower plants to add here?

Kangaroo paw are a nice, low maintenance option.

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Monkey55
Nov 23, 2018 8:22 am
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
14 November 2018

Fencing dispute.

Fencing dispute.

Hi Becs, would the name of that unmentioned suburb commence with a "C"?

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Becs Coral
Nov 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Becs Coral
Nasreen45
Nasreen45
5 November 2018

Waiting to Start

Waiting to Start

We are waiting to for Construction to start. they have told us construction will commence in November. I don't understand why did CDC took 4 and half months to approve my…

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Nasreen45
Nov 05, 2018 7:51 pm
kks
kks
30 October 2018

Freebies and Upgrades

Freebies and Upgrades

I learnt all I know about negating with builders from buying second-hand cars on Parramatta Road. :-)

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kks
Oct 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Vimmela
Vimmela
29 October 2018

Installation

Installation

Do you know of someone who can install tin metal splashback inexpensively? Vimmela

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Vimmela
Oct 29, 2018 8:44 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
15 October 2018

Hello all

Hello all

Hi, good luck with your build. DO mention more details about the location (stage 3 of what/where?)so that others who are in the area can provide appropriate comments. It…

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IamSAM
Oct 15, 2018 1:06 pm
IamSAM

Glass windows and doors always get dirty easily, and always subject to the environmental elements. You have to clean it more often than not, it is easy and you don’t…

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AnnaGEM
Oct 12, 2018 1:30 pm
AnnaGEM

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