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Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Agree with doing the maths. Our preference was not to go through the stress of knocking down and building, and there was nothing majorly wrong with the old house, but we…

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brokenstick
Nov 16, 2018 9:08 am
brokenstick
owner406
owner406
11 November

Handover with defects.

Handover with defects.

I need to write a letter to our Builder to present at handover. We have a major defect at our property that is going to dispute but have no option but to move into the…

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owner406
Nov 11, 2018 10:43 am

Hi , I have an issue with the neighbours builder regarding the fencing which they are doing and I have to do the retaining wall. We agreed in this but when the contractor…

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Sizz_G39
Nov 10, 2018 8:23 am
Sizz_G39
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 November

Neighbour's Extension Encroached our land (what to do?)

Neighbour's Extension Encroached our land (what to do?)

How do you know it is encroaching? Have you had a survey done and is it a legal extension (apart from the possible encroachment)?

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SaveH2O
Nov 08, 2018 10:24 am
SaveH2O
Drew01
Drew01
3 November

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Wall first...

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Drew01
Nov 03, 2018 10:42 pm
Drew01
Sandychahal
Sandychahal
2 November

Brushwood Horizon Brick

Brushwood Horizon Brick

Does anyone have the pic for Brushwood Horizon brick? We are going to build with DFH

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Sandychahal
Nov 02, 2018 6:12 pm
insider
insider
19 October

Chemical Underpinning my home

Chemical Underpinning my home

Agree with StrucuralBIMGuy did you get a report first?

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insider
Oct 19, 2018 10:09 pm
insider
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 October

Zero Boundary - Drainage

Zero Boundary - Drainage

Unfortunately I have heard from many signing building contracts post Sep 2016 . builders usually get clients to sign a form indicating they are choosing/appointing the…

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SaveH2O
Oct 18, 2018 11:44 pm
SaveH2O
thepostman
thepostman
13 October

VCAT Newbie

VCAT Newbie

Thanks for that.

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thepostman
Oct 13, 2018 7:31 am
MadmanSean
MadmanSean
2 October

Building investment property in Warragul

Building investment property in Warragul

The advertised 18 week time frame for Simonds Express home builds is an under statement to say the least... I met with Simonds Sales rep 29/11/2017. Signed house build…

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MadmanSean
Oct 02, 2018 4:04 pm
tanmax
tanmax
24 September

Slab Issues

Slab Issues

thx . its on both sides of the slab so was worried . is it something to worry abt

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tanmax
Sep 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi Guys, I bought my house a year ago and only just noticed this. The side of the house is brick however the rest is sycon cladding. On one side there is a clear gap…

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millerl10
Sep 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Oh_Coral
Oh_Coral
19 September

Delete Account

Delete Account

How does one permanently delete homeone account if the Admin won’t remove it after several attempts of me requesting?!

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Oh_Coral
Sep 19, 2018 8:39 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 September

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Another recommendation David Seville from Seville inspections ‭0488 993 332‬ Has more than 40 years in building industry.

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Gaudi
Sep 15, 2018 11:52 pm
ethan870
ethan870
13 September

Coral homes windows size + blinds

Coral homes windows size + blinds

Thank you very much. I will contact Coral to check how much they charge for them otherwise I can get them custom made after handover. Thanks for your answer, very helpful.

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ethan870
Sep 13, 2018 9:47 am
Thilton01
Thilton01
11 September

General Discussion topic dumping

General Discussion topic dumping

in Toowoomba who is the best hardware for trade prices? especially hardwood. Simon's home hardware or Mitre10 ?

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Thilton01
Sep 11, 2018 9:51 am
building-expert
building-expert
7 September

Query - lock up payment

Query - lock up payment

There is no provision in the contract for refunds however if the builder exceeds construction time you will be entitled to liquidated damages.

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building-expert
Sep 07, 2018 11:19 am
building-expert
Capri33
Capri33
5 September

Superior Building Group

Superior Building Group
1, 2, 3

Hi There, Why don't you write a google review or at lease post what you mentioned above. I too face a lot of issues and delays and your input will certainly help others.…

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Capri33
Sep 05, 2018 9:22 am
kathysangel
kathysangel
3 September

Building faults on new homes

Building faults on new homes

I'm having mine all inspected again wont accept keys until my home is all fixed and it's a 100 percent

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kathysangel
Sep 03, 2018 4:08 pm
kks
kks
3 September

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Coral - Outdoor Living Slab

Probably best to do the slab with the builder as they are talking about an integrated one. Always got to think about the termites! Covenants? 18 months down the track…

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kks
Sep 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Dani07
Dani07
29 August

Septic smell inside and out

Septic smell inside and out

Don't know if you still have the smell, but I have been using N-Zyme from a company called Astro EcoTech and it is working amazing for me in my septic tank. If you (or…

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Dani07
Aug 29, 2018 10:34 am
curtly
curtly
26 August

Electrical connection to house

Electrical connection to house

According to this document http://www.prysmiancable.com.au/documen ... 0b4LFW9NNB a 50mm2 3c+E XLPE circular cable has an outer diameter of 28.7mm, is that too tight?

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curtly
Aug 26, 2018 10:03 am
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nessjez
Aug 24, 2018 1:48 pm
meowys
meowys
11 August

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
ethan870
ethan870
9 August

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
meowys
meowys
8 August

Cladding & insulation

Cladding & insulation

Thanks all for your input.

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meowys
Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 August

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

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
SBG14
SBG14
31 July

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
themism
themism
30 July

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
28 July

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

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

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
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
23 July

Can anyone recommend good apartment cleaners?

Can anyone recommend good apartment cleaners?

Anyone?? Really keen to get some recommendations here. Thanks

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rajan_g4
Jul 23, 2018 10:00 pm
rajan_g4
Judage-ge
Judage-ge
19 July

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Whats the process of getting a building permit for an already built pergola with a roof? Will there be a definite penalty for this or the council going to assess and if…

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Judage-ge
Jul 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Judage-ge

How much to build this

How much to build this

You will save very little as the Concretor will become a nominated Subcontractor, so the builder won't pass on saving Generally concretor is 8% Of the contract, if the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 16, 2018 11:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Rosenthal Sunbury site costs

Rosenthal Sunbury site costs

Site costs can vary, more Info required? Size house Contour, Geotech report, engineering,display or custom build?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 16, 2018 8:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 July

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

Retaining wall issue with my neighbour....

I certainly wouldn't be rushed into anything because of a letter - or threats in it. Were your "discussions" in writing - do you have emails etc ? These things happen -…

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Saint Mike
Jul 13, 2018 11:36 am
Saint Mike

Hello, Quick question, when a slab has been trimmed back, should it be sealed? We had a few sections of the slab that protruded outside of the frame, some sections have…

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Ezza78
Jul 10, 2018 2:16 pm
aussieta
aussieta
5 July

Fencing issue with my neighbor

Fencing issue with my neighbor

i have the same issue and am just paying the whole amount and placing new fence just inside existing wire fence

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aussieta
Jul 05, 2018 6:50 pm
aussieta

Inclement weather delay claim

Inclement weather delay claim

Read your contract, there is already allowance for inclement weather. Builder would have to prove that inclement weather was greater than allowed in the contract and that…

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building-expert
Jun 29, 2018 8:43 am
building-expert
Liliana
Liliana
24 June

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes. If it hadn't been for Metropolis going to the press about incorrectly installed multilayer gas pipes I would never have been able to get this problem rectified…

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Liliana
Jun 24, 2018 1:43 pm
luxbuild
luxbuild
22 June

Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Internal Cracks, some guidance required

Hi Justme15, So it looks like you are sharing a slab with another house, are they having the same problems? This looks to be your site in 2004 and 06. Looks to be a…

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luxbuild
Jun 22, 2018 6:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 June

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Water mains pressure exceed 500 KpA

Didn't the plumber tell you that you had a valve or not? It would be unusual for one to fail. Just Google it so you can see what it looks like. They are invariably…

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SaveH2O
Jun 22, 2018 5:28 pm
SaveH2O
Gaudi
Gaudi
19 June

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

New house: Pressure Limiting Valve installed on mains?

http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... -Rates.pdf You likely have this already. If you don’t get a reply overnight, you can try calling the plumbing authority…

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Gaudi
Jun 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 June

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Metricon Build - few upgrades advice

Cost of adding LED downlight was similar for me with another building company Downlights in top floor where these is roof access may be cheaper to install later. Get a…

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Gaudi
Jun 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Tips
Tips
9 June

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Corinthian RIM RIMP Translucent Doors

Hello folks Am planning to get few of these doors. These doors are glass panel surrounded by timber/MDF frame. For those who’ve similar doors with translucent glass…

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Tips
Jun 09, 2018 1:46 pm

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