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1st time built home, on paper map looked great, reality was far different, I now have a looooooooong living room, and I have no idea how to properly utilize it, anyone has…

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ownerinproblem
Jul 07, 2024 10:17 am
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
1 July

Timber inside slab!! | Urgent advice needed - Concreting tom

Timber inside slab!! | Urgent advice needed - Concreting tom
SA

That could be a piece of timber that was mistakenly attached to the formwork. Any reduction in concrete section is a concern. I would get it checked by a qualified…

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Eng. B A
Jul 01, 2024 3:43 am

They installed the frameless shower, the bottom of the glass is held between some shiny thing which in turn has been fitted by drilling 2 screws at the floor. I asked the…

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ownerinproblem
Jun 27, 2024 9:43 pm

Building with Madison Homes??

Building with Madison Homes??
SA

Hi Wendy I sincerely hope you didn’t build with Madison Homes..

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moodyblue1977
Jun 04, 2024 7:22 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
24 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 35, 36, 37

100%, going too often removes the excitement. We are waiting for our gyprock to go in now after i did the pre-lining inspection this morning. I dont really want to see it…

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nickmaj
May 24, 2024 10:31 am
bpratt
bpratt
16 May

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 60, 61, 62

Thank you. She had a pretty good life, and pleased I was able to keep her around for 23 years after Dad had passed. I had some friends set up this page, which really…

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bpratt
May 16, 2024 3:22 pm

Waterproofing around door jam?

Waterproofing around door jam?
SA

Screed is installed before or after, what was not up to code? You have 4x images, door frame, The work is poorly applied rough, with no care for how it should be done, if…

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BuildingandLegal
Apr 20, 2024 7:04 pm
BuildingandLegal
Lala74
Lala74
25 March

900MM Cooktop over a 600MM built in oven

900MM Cooktop over a 600MM built in oven
SA

My daughter and son in law are about to start building, they are having a 600mm induction cook top and 900mm oven. It's personal preferance :)

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Lala74
Mar 25, 2024 7:31 pm

Crooked wall or cornice?

Crooked wall or cornice?
SA

The photo is not really clear but to me it looks like twist in the cornice. Slight anticlockwise rotation at the top of the cornice and slightly clockwise at bottom should…

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building-expert
Mar 16, 2024 9:39 pm
building-expert
ownerinproblem
ownerinproblem
25 February

Staged payment request BUT work not done as per contract

Staged payment request BUT work not done as per contract
SA

1) I had requested R6 ceiling insualtion batts, however I noticed that on some areas there are huge gaps which will allow hot air to sweep in, and also noticed black/grey…

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ownerinproblem
Feb 25, 2024 12:14 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 February

Acrylic garage doors? Anyone?

Acrylic garage doors? Anyone?
SA

It's a classic case of aesthetics subjugating function where style takes precedence over practicality.

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2024 8:56 pm
SaveH2O
ownerinproblem
ownerinproblem
15 February

Building Inspector recommendation in South Australia?

Building Inspector recommendation in South Australia?
SA

Adam Baines Grad Cert Bldg Surv / Grad Dip Bldg Surv / MSAAPA Accredited Building Professional APB20210035 Builders Lic 183023 Pest Control Lic 84868 Ph 0412202336 PO…

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ownerinproblem
Feb 15, 2024 6:36 pm
Andrew_Albury
Andrew_Albury
9 February

Long hallway lighting suggestions

Long hallway lighting suggestions
SA

What? It's a lighting question, the control joint is only needed at 12m centres, a bulkhead or change of direction will suffice as a 'break' in the ceiling, just make…

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Andrew_Albury
Feb 09, 2024 2:22 pm
Andrew_Albury
obiwon
obiwon
31 January

Cracks in slab!

Cracks in slab!
SA

The CSIRO BTF18 explains differnt types of cracks and what "normal" is Google this and the top result is actually the latest version. You normally have to buy this from…

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obiwon
Jan 31, 2024 12:09 pm
obiwon
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 January

Back-flow Prevention Valve ?

Back-flow Prevention Valve ?
SA

Good luck with it. I don't know what the cost of a nice bidet seat with a 25mm air gap will be but you are obviously deducting the cost of a RPZ valve and its…

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SaveH2O
Jan 01, 2024 3:14 pm
SaveH2O

Problem pillar

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ownerinproblem
Dec 17, 2023 3:15 pm
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ownerinproblem
Dec 08, 2023 10:31 pm

Ardo That is so funny! I wonder how many people know who Larry Haun is these days. I have a couple of young guys we call Mo 1 & Mo 2 who run a crew of 6 boys and…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 02, 2023 2:52 pm
Ashington Homes
thelittlekicks
thelittlekicks
20 June 2023

San Selmo Reclaimed Original - Mortar Joint

San Selmo Reclaimed Original - Mortar Joint
SA

Hi, I am planning to select San Selmo reclaimed original for the fascade of my build. I have seen many photos on line of the brick varying from a rustic to a neat finish.…

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thelittlekicks
Jun 20, 2023 8:21 pm

Almost 7 months since my last update. We are well into the construction phase now. Since being sent to construction on 20 September 2022, we had the following timeline…

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vladmari
May 16, 2023 2:50 pm
vladmari
Joti99
Joti99
28 January 2023

Ingle Farm footings coat

Ingle Farm footings coat
SA

Hi all, We have bought land in Ingle farm and we are now in discussions with a builder and they have noted an allowance of $38k for footings (soil testing and engineer…

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Joti99
Jan 28, 2023 9:17 am
jezzarose
jezzarose
22 January 2023

Hybrid floors

Hybrid floors
SA

I think we've made the decision to have hybrid floors in our new build, but I'm after some recommendations on which manufacturer to use?

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jezzarose
Jan 22, 2023 5:20 pm

you would be amazed at the cost of removing the original external walls and adding the huge bifolds to lose a bedroom without adding any useful additional space ...my…

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oklouise
Jan 03, 2023 3:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 October 2022

[SA] Building a 71m2 house, steel or brick

[SA] Building a 71m2 house, steel or brick
SA

I hear the federal government is targeting 1 Million low cost housing over the next 10 years. That's going to haunt the PM like Hawkes…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 31, 2022 8:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Ergo
Ergo
30 October 2022

Manufacturers of "security" doors in Australia

Manufacturers of "security" doors in Australia
SA

Is there a company in Australia that manufactures entrance doors that withstand an enthusiastic amateur equipped with Youtube, hand tools and angle grinder for >15…

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Ergo
Oct 30, 2022 9:52 pm
Ergo
mockkie
mockkie
28 October 2022

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1 ... 5, 6, 7
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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 12:08 pm
soletraveller
soletraveller
26 October 2022

Knockdown Rebuild Adelaide

Knockdown Rebuild Adelaide
SA

Thank you

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soletraveller
Oct 26, 2022 11:32 am
mattp
mattp
29 July 2022

Rendition Homes Adelaide

Rendition Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi Looking for any feedback on Rendition Homes please. Thanks

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mattp
Jul 29, 2022 3:14 pm
CV888
CV888
11 July 2022

Seeking a good 3rd party building inspector South Australia

Seeking a good 3rd party building inspector South Australia
SA

Hi, we are building with Metricon and we are concerned about the quality of the build and suspect some work is not up to standard. Can anyone recommend a private building…

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CV888
Jul 11, 2022 9:17 am

Home builder grant

Home builder grant
SA

Hi jezzarose You may want to refer to your…

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Contracts-Specialist
Jun 30, 2022 6:45 pm
Contracts-Specialist
TrickyRickyDoo
TrickyRickyDoo
17 May 2022

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

Montgomery Riviera 2 - 293 Modified : https://www.instagram.com/rivieranewbuild/

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TrickyRickyDoo
May 17, 2022 5:34 pm
zamyad
zamyad
11 May 2022

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA
1, 2

How long did it take from contract until hand over ?

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zamyad
May 11, 2022 3:29 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 April 2022

Knockdown and rebuild - existing solar panel?

Knockdown and rebuild - existing solar panel?
SA

If they are only two years old and stored well then they should be fine. Your sparky should be the guy to talk to regarding extra panels and inverter if you are looking at…

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Stewie D
Apr 16, 2022 12:44 pm
Gunay
Gunay
12 April 2022

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?
SA

Appreciate your feedback. Now with all that experience in dealing with them, how would you suggest we push back on "missed" or "overlooked" steps? Do you sneak around at…

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Gunay
Apr 12, 2022 2:29 pm
Gunay
peterpeter
peterpeter
29 March 2022

First timer...

First timer...
SA

hahah right :)

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peterpeter
Mar 29, 2022 1:37 pm
Kuku_SA
Kuku_SA
14 March 2022

Adelaide - New build - first time

Adelaide - New build - first time
SA

Just my view (from a person who has NEVER built a home): I think that you should be on site while the build goes on, so that you can follow the progress and see with your…

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Kuku_SA
Mar 14, 2022 12:51 am
AnjC
AnjC
9 March 2022

External Colour help

External Colour help
SA

I saw this colour brick recently, matched with jarrah and it looked lovely. So perhaps jarrah garage door and jarrah door? I’d probably match the render to the mortar…

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AnjC
Mar 09, 2022 10:54 pm
tarun240
tarun240
7 March 2022

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics

Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics
SA
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Hi Bluesteel, just read through your posts on how you have contracted with Adelaide Designer Homes for 2 homes. We have just bought a land in Adelaide and are looking for…

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tarun240
Mar 07, 2022 9:43 pm
Steep_build
Steep_build
14 February 2022

Custom Build SA, sloping block

Custom Build SA, sloping block
SA

I know it has been years but just wondering how you went with your build with the second builder? Any information you are happy to share. We are also in Blackwood Park…

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Steep_build
Feb 14, 2022 12:11 pm
Tysonandkaylie
Tysonandkaylie
7 July 2021

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Emma Wow it’s been ages since I have been on this site nearly been in our place for 2 years haha -As for floor boards they are actually tiles which have been…

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Tysonandkaylie
Jul 07, 2021 6:15 pm
JaidenPaice
JaidenPaice
3 June 2021

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?

Has anyone built with Sterling Homes?
SA

I have just been given the keys to my home however I have been left with a feeling of regret and anxiety. Building with Sterling has been a complete nightmare, every…

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JaidenPaice
Jun 03, 2021 6:58 pm
Goxxo
Goxxo
24 May 2021

Joinery Recommendations - Adelaide

Joinery Recommendations - Adelaide
SA

Can't make any recommendations myself, but Metricon use Toser. They did the joinery for our current place (different builder) and quality is fine. My friend's builder…

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Goxxo
May 24, 2021 4:50 pm
Cyrust
Cyrust
11 May 2021

Building in Ingle Farm SA with Statesman Homes

Building in Ingle Farm SA with Statesman Homes
SA

Hey! How’d you go with your build? What is Statesman costing you if you don’t mind me asking? I’m looking to build in Ingle farm and would like to understand what…

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Cyrust
May 11, 2021 1:28 am
vladmari
vladmari
27 April 2021

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)

Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)
SA
1, 2

cornellengineers, in SA that's how do they do the slabs. I have heard Metricon had some problems in the past with the slabs here in SA as they…

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vladmari
Apr 27, 2021 4:08 pm
vladmari
sharly34
sharly34
19 April 2021

Building with sterling homes adelaide

Building with sterling homes adelaide
SA

Hi, When did Sterling Homes give you a handover date? We keep asking them and they said handover date would not be advised until after tiling is done. How long was it…

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sharly34
Apr 19, 2021 4:05 pm
Sammyb
Sammyb
24 March 2021

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

By the way how was the experience of the process of building with this builder. So far it’s been ok for us

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Sammyb
Mar 24, 2021 6:44 pm
Monty85
Monty85
23 February 2021

New home - Gravel vs Asphalt vs Concrete vs paving ROV

New home - Gravel vs Asphalt vs Concrete vs paving ROV
SA

Concrete and asphalt options are the best, in my opinion. They are pretty convenient and robust.

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Monty85
Feb 23, 2021 8:29 am

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