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ahoythere
ahoythere
4 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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Pics from completed build Aluminium (powder coat Monument) and Blackbutt pergola, with Blackbutt decking and integrated seat - with cubby to the side austral…

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ahoythere
Jan 04, 2021 8:56 am
ahoythere
Hussain sahara
Hussain sahara
31 October 2020

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Firstbuild20 There is no restrictions on number of workers at the moment. Who is your builder? I think builders are getting too busy now with new customers and work…

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Hussain sahara
Oct 31, 2020 7:12 pm
Hussain sahara
IamSAM
IamSAM
8 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

You can pulldown a downlight and change setting (no need to go up into the roof)

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IamSAM
Jan 08, 2021 8:44 am
IamSAM

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 163, 164, 165

Thats reassuring, the delay is making me nervous :)

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Tony888
Jan 18, 2021 5:24 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 66, 67, 68

I believe the BAL rating is 12.5 for the quarter acre blocks

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Roy Allantos
Jan 18, 2021 5:05 pm
Roy Allantos

Hi we have put a pool in before the build (sleeper pool) which is covered over. the slab has just gone in for our house and when i went to look the other day noticed a…

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newbuild123
Jan 18, 2021 4:46 pm

Hello. Been here before. Not focusing on that, focusing on the new build. Wife and I have settled on a Montessa 43 by Henley, with a change to the whole top floor.…

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Noname
Jan 18, 2021 2:43 pm

Scheduled 27th for Darbecca’s final inspection. Few updated photos.

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BigDaddy
Jan 18, 2021 1:03 pm
BigDaddy
MegP
MegP
5 h

Colour questions?

Colour questions?
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Michelle, Hoping for some guidance. We are renovating and will be cement rendering our home. Gables are going and will be replaced with tiles to match. We are…

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MegP
Jan 18, 2021 12:31 pm

HGWA - Madora Bay

HGWA - Madora Bay
1, 2, 3, 4

Haha yeah thanks!! Cabinetry delivery and installation this week, literally just flying by :-o

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J_RIDGEY98
Jan 18, 2021 11:44 am

Building With Metricon

Building With Metricon

Agree with you in regards to quality and customer service, a lot of unhappy customers just like you after completion service is very poor lately with poster in the group…

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Karar
Jan 18, 2021 8:32 am

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Any more recent updates from building a Metford in Canberra? Interested in 33.

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ziggyblur
Jan 18, 2021 1:59 am
AnjC
AnjC
16 h

WA - 2 STOREY NARROW HOME - 7.5m WIDE - DUAL ACCESS + STUDIO

WA - 2 STOREY NARROW HOME - 7.5m WIDE - DUAL ACCESS + STUDIO

Have you checked with your council? Usually you are not allowed ancillary dwellings on lots smaller than 450sqm.

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AnjC
Jan 18, 2021 1:24 am
robw17
robw17
18 h

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi Emma12, Our brick is called Maddox. It's from The Avenue range by Daniel Robertson (a company owned by Austral). You can see more about it in the brochure here

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robw17
Jan 17, 2021 11:43 pm

Man hole

Man hole
WA

Our man hole is 1000 x 500. Plenty of room for access and lining up the step ladder to climb on up. Our builder had two size options if I remember correctly. As for the…

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ThrottleMonkey
Jan 17, 2021 3:56 pm

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive
NSW

Hi...it would be great if you are able to jump back and tell us how the final process of the build is. How Masterton was during the final stages and if there was any…

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originalcollector
Jan 17, 2021 2:20 pm
HZ86
HZ86
Yesterday

When do you start engaging Builders? Titling is 12m away.

When do you start engaging Builders? Titling is 12m away.

Hi all, We've just put down a deposit for land at an estate and our titling is scheduled end of 2021. Just wondering when is a good time to engage builders and start…

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HZ86
Jan 17, 2021 1:43 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
Yesterday

Managing vapour membrane after slab pour

Managing vapour membrane after slab pour

Thanks! So if a liquid damp proof membrane is applied to the side of the slab is the excess vapour barrier cut flush. Is there a detrimental effect having the vapour…

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bluesteel
Jan 17, 2021 12:03 pm
bluesteel
NathanPS
NathanPS
Yesterday

Theatre advice

Theatre advice
WA

Hi mate, I did acoustic insulation throughout plus acoustic plaster board panels, whether it made a huge different or not I’m unsure. The plasterboard though I can tell…

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NathanPS
Jan 17, 2021 10:56 am
Brett0004
Brett0004
Yesterday

light switch orientation: landscape or portrait?

light switch orientation: landscape or portrait?
NSW

As an electrician I really have only ever installed switches in the vertical position. That is in WA and Tasmania. But it is a personal preference I presume.

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Brett0004
Jan 17, 2021 10:04 am
Nady
Nady
16 January

Carlisle Sheraton Journey

Carlisle Sheraton Journey
VIC
1, 2

Hi I am also interested in knowing the price for: High ceiling 2.74 on ground floor and 2.59 on first floor.

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Nady
Jan 16, 2021 11:13 pm
Shinzlet
Shinzlet
16 January

New build and possum in roof

New build and possum in roof

I’ve recently had my build completed and I’ve already got a possum (possibly rodent but I’m set on possum). I can hear it running over the roof and then climb in. My…

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Shinzlet
Jan 16, 2021 10:33 pm
done
done
16 January

Trying to decide on a builder

Trying to decide on a builder
NSW

who did you go with?

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done
Jan 16, 2021 9:03 pm
Brett0004
Brett0004
16 January

Power points issues with height in bathrooms

Power points issues with height in bathrooms
NSW

Centre power point can come right down. Zone extends 150mm to each side of sinks with capacity less than 45 litres and 400mm above.

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Brett0004
Jan 16, 2021 8:35 pm

Porter Davis Battons

Porter Davis Battons

Hi All, Does anyone know the Batton Relocation charge with Porter Davis and also if you get a credit back for them?? We are building the Mont Albert Grange 48 TIA

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montalbert_porterdavis
Jan 16, 2021 5:59 pm
ssrm
ssrm
16 January

Low valuation for new build construction loan

Low valuation for new build construction loan

Hey Zoltaire, We're in the same situation. Building in Harrisdale, ~230 sqm, builder quoted $315k, valuation came at $288k. Reasonably good spec which bank thinks…

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ssrm
Jan 16, 2021 1:46 pm
doro
doro
16 January

Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.
NSW

I wish I knew that before the build. They did not let us choose the materials before the DA approval. They initiated all the flooring plan before internal designing…

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doro
Jan 16, 2021 1:21 pm
done
done
16 January

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder
1, 2

who did you end up going with?

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done
Jan 16, 2021 11:28 am
kdr2020
kdr2020
16 January

Drop edge beams-retaining walls

Drop edge beams-retaining walls

You could be describing my situation!! The builder (Burbank Homes) has come back recommending a Cut & Fill with DEBs & Retaining Walls. We wanted a single level house and…

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kdr2020
Jan 16, 2021 11:22 am
kdr2020
kdr2020
16 January

Burbank Homes Edgerton 282 Build

Burbank Homes Edgerton 282 Build

Continuing to progress with Burbank Homes on the Edgerton 282. We worked with the sales consultant (a practical, no-nonsense, non-salesy chap IMO) to include the Burbank…

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kdr2020
Jan 16, 2021 11:14 am
kdr2020
kdr2020
16 January

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

Thanks for sharing such an extensive list of demolition service providers. Saved me a lot of time Googling!

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kdr2020
Jan 16, 2021 10:42 am
Coldarea
Coldarea
16 January

Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

Awesome thanks that’s quite a bit less than I though. We got our studio walk through appointment today!

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Coldarea
Jan 16, 2021 8:04 am
Poseidon
Poseidon
16 January

Feedback on living room orientation

Feedback on living room orientation

Hi All I have just recently started following this page. Have a question on how to ensure there is maximum natural light in the living rooms? Bit of context: Our living…

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Poseidon
Jan 16, 2021 1:54 am
enz32
enz32
16 January

AUSBUILD Prominence Pallara

AUSBUILD Prominence Pallara
1, 2

Hello sorry didnt even realized you replied. How was your home so far congratulations! Hope everything went well! Thats pretty good if there are only minor…

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enz32
Jan 16, 2021 12:23 am
maeoliver
maeoliver
15 January

Which Grey Brick?

Which Grey Brick?

We're building our first home in QLD and we're really keen to have grey bricks. We first chose PGH driftwood but when I saw it in an actual house, it was too light. Has…

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maeoliver
Jan 15, 2021 10:48 pm
gogo65
gogo65
15 January

Upgrade Costs 'i.e moving from group 1 to group 4'

Upgrade Costs 'i.e moving from group 1 to group 4'

I dont know who you’re building with, but if its a project builder, it’s likely the upgrades will be expensive. For example a slab of frosty carina is double the cost…

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gogo65
Jan 15, 2021 5:03 pm
gogo65
orangejuice
orangejuice
15 January

Clerestory windows: Frontage is North facing [Melbourne KDR]

Clerestory windows: Frontage is North facing [Melbourne KDR]

Wow, 30% more added cost to std rectangular house! I really need to go back to my drawing board. Seems like there's no easy way out for a frontage north-facing block. :(:(:(

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orangejuice
Jan 15, 2021 3:52 pm
baileyspy
baileyspy
15 January

Planning Schemes

Planning Schemes

You may want to check with a Land use planner, but if I recall correctly the distance is stepped - so at ground level it's a 1m setback, then 1.3 for anything between…

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baileyspy
Jan 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Vineet Babbar
Vineet Babbar
15 January

North Facing Property

North Facing Property

Hi Moudzj, You are a real champion, I think this image file will do for me. Would you recommend any alterations in the plan from the northerly aspect of the property? We…

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Vineet Babbar
Jan 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Lina C
Lina C
15 January

Normally who installs tree protection measures?

Normally who installs tree protection measures?

Just wondering normally who installs tree protection measures? owner or builder? If normally it's builder's responsibility, should it trigger an additional fee? If anyone…

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Lina C
Jan 15, 2021 11:38 am
shraz
shraz
15 January

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
1, 2

Hi Kate, We are also looking at building the Magellen with Bentley homes on a sloping block in Doreen....did you end up going with Bentley and if so how is your…

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shraz
Jan 15, 2021 10:56 am
sunny_day
sunny_day
15 January

Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

All the best with PCI Vin! Hopefully we are not far behind you, waiting for a PCI date from our SS too. Looking forward to your next update, your house is looking great!

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sunny_day
Jan 15, 2021 9:53 am
sunny_day
Kippers01
Kippers01
15 January

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 801, 802, 803

Has anyone recently completed their post handover maintenance period with Wisdom? How was your experience?

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Kippers01
Jan 15, 2021 8:34 am
Winnieshome
Winnieshome
14 January

Above bench basin complications

Above bench basin complications

That’s great. Thanks so much for taking the time to share. Sounds like it should be a reasonably straight forward convo with our builder. Nice bathroom!

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Winnieshome
Jan 14, 2021 9:39 pm

Anyone has beam as circled in blue in between kitchen and dining in ambassador 36 plan? When we signed contract it was there in the plan and wisdom silently removed in…

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ad2016
Jan 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Althom
Althom
14 January

Seals for garage doors

Seals for garage doors
WA

Maybe but probably no more than polystyrene

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Althom
Jan 14, 2021 8:56 pm
Althom
Project00
Project00
14 January

Building to lock-up only | builder recommendations? | SA

Building to lock-up only | builder recommendations? | SA

Most major builders won't, just keep looking you'll find one ,your best chance is private gumtree Facebook etc

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Project00
Jan 14, 2021 8:48 pm
Jen023
Jen023
14 January

Upgrade cost in new homes - we are building with meridian h

Upgrade cost in new homes - we are building with meridian h

We are going for our colour appointment soon...any advice? How did ur build go?

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Jen023
Jan 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
14 January

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC

Guys be aware, you are not dealing with least friendly builder. if you have signed a contractor better engage an independent inspector to…

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Ceddy_83
Jan 14, 2021 6:42 pm
Novalon
Novalon
14 January

Instant Gas HWS - distance from kitchen

Instant Gas HWS - distance from kitchen

Thank you! I will look into that.

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Novalon
Jan 14, 2021 3:25 pm

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