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Truethat
Truethat
11 July

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?
ACT
1, 2

Goldruby never had a display home so looks like your full of BS. They prided themselves on showing home they were building for others and they said they didn’t need a…

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Truethat
Jul 11, 2019 2:14 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
8 July

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 54, 55, 56

Plz check if Cat 7 is approved for telecom use

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IamSAM
Jul 08, 2019 9:28 am
IamSAM

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 31, 32, 33

I checked my site not long ago and i realized that these guys were slowing their work to make me pay more so i started going to the site atleast 3 times a week…

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brightstarshine
Jul 05, 2019 4:45 pm
brightstarshine
SejaeD
SejaeD
3 July

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

My guess in practical terms is how will the bricklayer reach those two top courses of bricks without scaffolding? they would have to hire 7 foot tall guys :) also…

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SejaeD
Jul 03, 2019 6:22 pm
jay77
jay77
1 July

Reahu Diffusion Plate System - Underfloor heating

Reahu Diffusion Plate System - Underfloor heating
ACT

I've searched the forum to final any experience related to under floor heating with diffusion plate system for the first floor, since couldn't find any i thought of…

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jay77
Jul 01, 2019 9:36 pm

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ASJ1981
May 29, 2019 10:43 pm
ASJ1981
JenBarber
JenBarber
29 May

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Love the cladding and grey tones are gorgeous.

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JenBarber
May 29, 2019 9:19 am
JenBarber
cutpricegroup
cutpricegroup
14 December 2018

Cut Price Skips

Cut Price Skips
ACT

You have obviously got some type of rubbish or junk you need to get rid of. Is it in your house, garage or yard? Has it been in your way for weeks, months or even years?…

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cutpricegroup
Dec 14, 2018 12:25 am
Taniaimran
Taniaimran
19 November 2018

External facade colours help!!

External facade colours help!!
ACT

thanks guys. we were able to get into a color selection appouintment andfound our colors. roof: colorbond basalt window frames: Monaro windows black matt garage door:…

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Taniaimran
Nov 19, 2018 11:32 am
Taniaimran
trimum
trimum
27 October 2018

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Sorry I missed you got the keys!!! So pleased for you what a journey youve been on hope you have settled in and enjoying the space, it looks amazing I love the bathroom…

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trimum
Oct 27, 2018 8:39 pm
trimum
jeanlaw
jeanlaw
8 October 2018

Ceiling height cost

Ceiling height cost
ACT

I would definitely willing to pay $3500 to upgrade to 2.74, but $19000? With this price I guess some builders can even offer to upgrade to 3 m. But If I save $19000, I…

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jeanlaw
Oct 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Searching4 knowledge
Searching4 knowledge
4 September 2018

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Wonderful news Algernon. You must be stoked that the design is working as it was designed to and it will be interesting to see how the summer goes for you. In regard to…

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Searching4 knowledge
Sep 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Searching4 knowledge
Trimega
Trimega
19 July 2018

Custom KDR Canberra

Custom KDR Canberra
ACT

Thanks for the comments! Some interesting points we hadn't considered and glad that it seems mostly OK. We might need to rethink some of the west facing windows. The…

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Trimega
Jul 19, 2018 7:45 am
ligongl
ligongl
17 July 2018

Our KDR Project - Canberra

Our KDR Project - Canberra
ACT

Thanks algernon, we are noting your points for our next iteration of the concept. Cheers

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ligongl
Jul 17, 2018 1:21 pm
ligongl
algernon
algernon
10 May 2017

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?
ACT

Does anyone have any recommendations (or otherwise) or experience with any new home construction building inspectors in Canberra? Looking for multiple stage inspections,…

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665
algernon
May 10, 2017 9:16 pm
algernon
algernon
10 May 2017

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
ACT

I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Lames
Lames
16 March 2017

Decision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!

Decision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!
ACT

Thanks algernon - I was doing some reading and I did see that Hebel Powerfloor - I was going to speak to the architect about it today when we meet. Looks interesting. I…

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Lames
Mar 16, 2017 4:31 am
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
1 February 2017

Posting landscape topics

Posting landscape topics

Thanks for the information. :)

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CameronRobertson
Feb 01, 2017 11:11 am
CameronRobertson
AJW
AJW
15 January 2017

Mightily Modified Metford 33

Mightily Modified Metford 33
ACT
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Like the sign on the door. Maybe some of the feedback I provided about my experience (specifically about how all trades just walk in off a building site onto newly laid…

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AJW
Jan 15, 2017 6:49 pm
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
22 October 2016

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33

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

M33M, how are you? Did bubs or house keys arrive? Which one first?

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Canberra_gal
Oct 21, 2016 11:38 pm
Canberra_gal
algernon
algernon
15 September 2016

Stormwater easement

Stormwater easement
ACT

Unfortunately, yes, in the ACT you can't build a house or garage on a stormwater easement - about it that spells it out in more detail. That does mean that you have less…

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algernon
Sep 15, 2016 12:28 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August 2016

Floor Joist Spacing

Floor Joist Spacing
ACT

Hi planeguy, You will notice a difference... but minor. The flexing in your floor covering will be less... and for floor boards this is more noticeable and is likely to…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2016 12:44 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
9 August 2016

Bigger better?

Bigger better?
ACT

I don't think there's anything wrong with bigger, but don't go bigger just 'because'. You'll find a way to fill whatever space you have, but I think you'll be fine with a…

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aloenyx
Aug 09, 2016 6:37 pm
aloenyx
Hopeful85
Hopeful85
8 August 2016

Cheapest way to build

Cheapest way to build
ACT

Thanks yes we were hoping to do a lot of the fit out ourselves as the builder is a mate and can hopefully let us work as cheap labor. But really I would rather it go up…

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Hopeful85
Aug 08, 2016 4:25 pm
algernon
algernon
25 July 2016

Builder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook

Builder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook
ACT

I admit to not asking that upfront as often as I should've (so don't know for all of the builders we checked out), but if they don't…

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algernon
Jul 25, 2016 10:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2016

Basement Leaks through hair line cracks

Basement Leaks through hair line cracks
ACT

Hi Patcait What's above the ceiling photos would help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2016 9:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2016

Steel vs Concrete

Steel vs Concrete
ACT

Hi Jonathan It depends do you have designs or sketches..images would help?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2016 8:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 June 2016

Builder referee questions

Builder referee questions
ACT

I would ask about communication and responsiveness, it's the most frustrating thing dealing with my builder, but everyone I asked about them thought they were brill.…

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aloenyx
Jun 26, 2016 4:06 pm
aloenyx
jsmi
jsmi
17 May 2016

Building a new house - challenges and how to improve!

Building a new house - challenges and how to improve!
ACT

Hey there. We are just starting out (haven't signed anything) but are using an architect for the concept design, then using our custom builder's designer to draw it up to…

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jsmi
May 17, 2016 8:32 am
jsmi
BlackPearl_CBR
BlackPearl_CBR
3 May 2016

Handover Process - What are the steps involved?

Handover Process - What are the steps involved?
ACT

Our builder has provided us with the Certificate of Occupancy application form to sign. However, when we went to our house last week, there was still electrical work, some…

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BlackPearl_CBR
May 03, 2016 5:04 pm
BlackPearl_CBR
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 April 2016

How to calculate the living area

How to calculate the living area
ACT

It all comes down to definitions, and what the area is claimed to be for. However, generally when a builder looks at total building area, dividing it up into categories…

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oneJohn
Apr 12, 2016 12:25 pm
oneJohn
sunrays
sunrays
4 March 2016

variation charges after soil and contour test

variation charges after soil and contour test
ACT

Why will you sign the build contract before your land got titled. $1k variation sounds ok as it is a structural change after signing the contract. No builder is…

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sunrays
Mar 04, 2016 10:10 pm
d@n
d@n
28 January 2016

Assistance with External Colour Selection

Assistance with External Colour Selection
ACT

http://www.homeone.com.au/member/michelle

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d@n
Jan 28, 2016 1:48 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
16 September 2015

Simonds Palisade- Gallery selections

Simonds Palisade- Gallery selections
ACT

How did your build go?

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Sep 16, 2015 9:57 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
jacq_27
jacq_27
1 September 2015

Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing

Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing
ACT

Hi danielk2005, really keen to know how your renovation has progressed? We are considering our options for an old property in the inner North too - unsure whether knock…

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jacq_27
Sep 01, 2015 8:36 pm

Hi All, This forum has been excellent source of information, there are so much to learn. We have received our draft sketch plan, appreciate any feedback in regards to…

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canbuild
Aug 22, 2015 5:47 am
liquidnitro
liquidnitro
12 July 2015

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom
ACT

Thank you all for the responses. I too will probably see this as an annoyance (I've been allocated the affected sink by the wife)! And just looks like a design flaw for…

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liquidnitro
Jul 12, 2015 4:45 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
11 July 2015

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance
ACT

Check out www.beforeyoubuild.net.au They might be able you with your building especially choosing a builder and going through your contract before you sign it. They are…

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Bonnie21
Jul 11, 2015 4:30 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
18 June 2015

Builder recommendation in Canberra

Builder recommendation in Canberra
ACT

Hi Canberra peeps, I just want to let you know that I built with Gold Ruby Homes and I cannot recommend them enough! Our house is amazing and I love every bit of it. Matt…

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Bonnie21
Jun 18, 2015 9:23 pm
EmmaJamie
EmmaJamie
1 June 2015

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles
ACT

Hi all... Just wondering if anyone has photos of Belga Grey tiles from Beaumont laid in a large area. We are building a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 2 living area house and want…

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EmmaJamie
Jun 01, 2015 8:33 pm
MoncrieffMan
MoncrieffMan
1 June 2015

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes we have made provisions, I've got cabling to every TV (I've got servers) and have the Nbn in the NHP. Yeah last I heard is our stage 3 east will be ready by October,…

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MoncrieffMan
Jun 01, 2015 12:26 pm
Shirokuma
Shirokuma
31 May 2015

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra
ACT

Thanks, where did you build, is it two storey? How long was the build process We built in Bonner. Single storey. We were in exactly 5 months after they…

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Shirokuma
May 31, 2015 2:02 am

Here is the design we are submitting! Thanks for the kind comments, really helped us…

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MoncrieffMan
Apr 13, 2015 6:42 pm
4walls
4walls
4 April 2015

Dining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table

Dining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table
ACT

If you regularly have 8 seated then it really is a squeeze. If it is on the odd occasion then it is possibly manageable, depending on the placements of the entry/entries…

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4walls
Apr 04, 2015 6:58 pm
4walls
Crazyk
Crazyk
20 January 2015

Rock excavation not included in contracts

Rock excavation not included in contracts
ACT

How did you go with arguing or getting details for your actual PS?

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Crazyk
Jan 20, 2015 4:05 pm
Crazyk
kathryneade
kathryneade
28 November 2014

Anyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???

Anyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???
ACT

Hello Adam - did you use the Pandomo product in the end? I'm based in London and the polished concrete market doesn't seem quite as advanced as it is back home - I found…

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kathryneade
Nov 28, 2014 2:15 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
11 October 2014

Anyone ever claimed their Builder's Warranty Insurance?

Anyone ever claimed their Builder's Warranty Insurance?
ACT

It seems that nobody noticed your thread, so perhaps enter the similar topics below, because there is some good info there. The warranty insurance does cover for…

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Leonardo_23
Oct 11, 2014 1:01 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 September 2014

What does builder have to gain by terminating contract?

What does builder have to gain by terminating contract?
ACT

I have also seen building consultants who were afraid of heights. Those people should not do building inspections in my opinion. Larger…

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building-expert
Sep 27, 2014 11:50 am
building-expert
whzzz28
whzzz28
28 August 2014

Some add ons, but is the builder taking the p*ss?

Some add ons, but is the builder taking the p*ss?
ACT

Suspct covered them all nicely, but two cents on some items: 1) Expensive even with tiles included. At that cost it would want to be rectified porcelain, if its standard…

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whzzz28
Aug 28, 2014 1:33 pm

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