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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 12:08 pm
Denali
Denali
12 h

How often do you visit your site?

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

Someone removed the link things on the side temp fencing so we had our own private entry in/out of the build - not that we went in often, seeing it 24/7 meant it wasnt…

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Denali
May 23, 2024 4:47 pm
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

Costs of knock down rebuild in Melbourne 2024

Costs of knock down rebuild in Melbourne 2024

Hi everyone, First time poster but been reading lots of valuable discussions here. We recently purchased a property in Melbourne eastern suburb with the idea of…

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EasyE
May 24, 2024 1:35 am

Could I do 5.1 speaker setup in this small media room (3.4m x 3.6m x 2.7m ceiling) having bulkhead. 1) How can I place the rear speakers as the door(2.4m) is located…

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Sara thy
May 23, 2024 7:33 pm
Denali
Denali
14 h

Project/volume builder recommendations - Sydney

Project/volume builder recommendations - Sydney

VERY important to understand that each franchise is a independent business, so there are bad franchises out there as well as good (no different from a Bakers Delight…

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Denali
May 23, 2024 2:47 pm
Denali
Denali
15 h

When should I inform builder to claim for liquidated damages

When should I inform builder to claim for liquidated damages
NSW

On the day liquidated damages kicked in, I texted my SS "Good morning and happy "Today liquidated damages begins today day!" We had a little over 3 weeks claim and no…

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Denali
May 23, 2024 1:15 pm
Denali
Denali
16 h

Montgomery Carolina in 2024

Montgomery Carolina in 2024

I love the Carolina but Montgomery wouldnt build on our site. We have a completed Carolina a couple of streets away and drive by a mid build Carolina a couple of times…

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Denali
May 23, 2024 1:12 pm
Denali
Denali
16 h

insulation upgrades

insulation upgrades

Having just completed our first/only build and we spent so much money on insulation and double glazing upgrades - do not skimp on insulation including upgrade to anticon…

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Denali
May 23, 2024 1:09 pm
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Ashington Homes
May 23, 2024 10:05 am
Ashington Homes

two way and three-way switch locations

two way and three-way switch locations

hallway light switches outside each bedroom. Life saver.

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ponzutwo
May 23, 2024 8:42 am
Sara thy
Sara thy
22 May

Traditional Speaker or Soundbar for Media

Traditional Speaker or Soundbar for Media

Which one you guys recommend and best for a small media room (3.4m x 3.6m) and why: 1) Traditional speaker setup (5.1) (old style) 2)…

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Sara thy
May 22, 2024 11:18 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
22 May

speaker cable

speaker cable

16 gauge speaker wire

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Bimbob
May 22, 2024 7:13 am
ML24WA
ML24WA
21 May

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

Congrats. Will be watching this progress and interested to see how you go with summit.

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ML24WA
May 21, 2024 8:55 pm
chippy
chippy
21 May

Capping used under JH Cladding in Façade

Capping used under JH Cladding in Façade

No. The same paint that they paint the wall with will be fine. The builder probably had every intention to paint it and not leave it black.

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chippy
May 21, 2024 8:05 pm
chippy
aliansari
aliansari
21 May

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Any news on how mason road project is going?

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aliansari
May 21, 2024 2:53 pm
tlcasfre
tlcasfre
21 May

Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD

Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD
QLD

Louise4499 We are about to face the same issue - can you please give examples of wording used and points to explain your argument to win Would be very helpful - Thank…

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tlcasfre
May 21, 2024 8:28 am

Hi Everyone, One of my favourite parts of a build is when the temporary fence comes down and the home begins to reveal itself. It also means we are on the home straight…

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Ashington Homes
May 21, 2024 6:23 am
Ashington Homes
Splashers
Splashers
20 May

Silica ban, dekton how much more $$$ is it?

Silica ban, dekton how much more $$$ is it?

Porcelain Benchtops have been trying to get into the Australian market for many years but have had no luck until the Silica Ban. They do contain Silica but only on a low…

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Splashers
May 20, 2024 9:35 pm
Splashers

Polytec woodmatt vs Thermo

Polytec woodmatt vs Thermo

Anyone know the performance and cost difference between the two? TIA

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Sleepless Knights
May 20, 2024 12:56 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
20 May

Wall wrap requriement for brick veneer walls with timber fra

Wall wrap requriement for brick veneer walls with timber fra

It is a code requirement to have a wall wrap over the stud frame

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Bimbob
May 20, 2024 8:06 am

Hi guys, We building with wisdom home, we chose the garage facade. Has anyone chose the same facade and was forced to have a box gutter? This was not in the…

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MatchaHome
May 19, 2024 3:37 pm

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount
1, 2, 3

Sure DM me with your details and I will get Beacon to send it to you cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
May 19, 2024 7:56 am
Ashington Homes

Need Advice on Persistent Ceiling Leaks in New Build

Need Advice on Persistent Ceiling Leaks in New Build

If the build keeps returning, thats a plus!! but it would also suggest he doesnt know what his looking for, an independent inspector should have fresh eyes on the issue. Good luck

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BuildingandLegal
May 19, 2024 4:05 am
BuildingandLegal
FHBfhb
FHBfhb
19 May

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes

Hi all. I have got quote from Mimosa homes which is really tempting but after reading the reviews I want to re think about it. If anyone has built with Mimosa in past…

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FHBfhb
May 19, 2024 12:42 am
Sara thy
Sara thy
18 May

ceiling hook to use to hang Xmas lights under Eaves

ceiling hook to use to hang Xmas lights under Eaves

Which ceiling hook to use to hang Xmas lights under Eaves in 1st floor in 2 storey façade (no…

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Sara thy
May 18, 2024 11:25 pm

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

Hello optimist, Our team is in Melbourne now, they can assist you with choosing a builder because we’ve collaborated with some excellent builders in Australia. Please…

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Perseverance_7
May 18, 2024 1:24 am
Perseverance_7

My Electrical roughing is going on. What type of Outdoor heater recommended in Alfresco sized 3000mm x 3000mm below. I asked electrician to give 15amp power point in…

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Sara thy
May 17, 2024 11:15 pm
Sara thy
Sara thy
17 May

Laminated floor AC4 or AC5 for first floor

Laminated floor AC4 or AC5 for first floor

bec of more thickness and underlay i prefer laminate. also my builder covers laminate only.

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Sara thy
May 17, 2024 10:27 pm

Brick Uprades

Brick Uprades

Thanks Simeon, I just wanted a 2nd option, as it's sometimes hard to trust builders, hahaha.

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Sleepless Knights
May 17, 2024 5:50 pm

Stacked stone style facade feature tile installation pricing

Stacked stone style facade feature tile installation pricing

Good day everyone, I have two queries regarding stacked stone style facade feature tile installation. 1. I am looking for an installation price guide to install stacked…

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detonator1962
May 17, 2024 5:31 pm

Relocate Sewer Manhole

Relocate Sewer Manhole

Having been through a manhole ...let's call it "situation" recently with Sydney water, I think there is a zero percent chance of you relocating this. The reason being as…

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Ashington Homes
May 17, 2024 6:15 am
Ashington Homes
jerrynsw
jerrynsw
16 May

Rear setback confusion for NSW CDC Housing Code

Rear setback confusion for NSW CDC Housing Code

hey nedket, We have a similar lot like yours :-D. just wondering how is it going with your DA application, is the Blue line is the correct solution (offset the rear boundary…

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jerrynsw
May 16, 2024 9:16 am

I want to do open bookshelf (W 1860mm x D 350mm x H 2700mm) like this in hallway where can I get the thicker timber slab similar to this image in…

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Sara thy
May 15, 2024 7:00 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
14 May

How to deal with delay and variations

How to deal with delay and variations
NSW

Not sure, depends on the builder. We are mid build with McDonald Jones, and they have been perfect so far. Contract signed October 2023, Slab went up 1st week of February…

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nickmaj
May 14, 2024 11:41 am
nickmaj
nickmaj
14 May

MJH 2024 - Timeframe from lockup to PCI

MJH 2024 - Timeframe from lockup to PCI

Hi all, We are currently just up to lockup stage. Well our portal says lockup complete but our electrical is being done this week, so in theory, fully completed lockup by…

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nickmaj
May 14, 2024 10:20 am
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ponzutwo
May 14, 2024 9:50 am

Build Basement for car parking - Sydney

Build Basement for car parking - Sydney

You could be looking at anywhere between $400,000 to $800,000 depending on so many variables including: 1. Site conditions - what material is being excavated 2.…

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Ashington Homes
May 14, 2024 6:01 am
Ashington Homes
aushelby
aushelby
13 May

Building a boundary house - up against neighbours house

Building a boundary house - up against neighbours house
WA

Good on you for having a go I am the opposite of DIY (so will pay a builder) - our vibe is industrial/simple so current thinking is 150mm concrete and then internally is…

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aushelby
May 13, 2024 6:42 pm
Rajiv3382
Rajiv3382
13 May

Vineyard, NSW 2765

Vineyard, NSW 2765
NSW

Building since 2021 with RH? My file moved into build now, looks like we need to wait for a long time. What issue you had if you don't mind me asking. Thanks

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Rajiv3382
May 13, 2024 3:11 pm
Rajiv3382
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Sara thy
May 13, 2024 1:18 pm
RameshN
RameshN
13 May

Metricon KDRB designs - Vantage 48 or Franklin 50?

Metricon KDRB designs - Vantage 48 or Franklin 50?

😃 will do an exclusive one for Simeon.. COVID back at home.. kept it simple & we moved in.. & yesterday was the first day at our new home.. Few more bits to go -…

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RameshN
May 13, 2024 9:14 am

Builder demanding 15% variation amount as provisional Sum.

Builder demanding 15% variation amount as provisional Sum.

Sorry to hear. All the advice you are going to get on this one comes down to what your contract says and what variations are allowed and the mechanism for them. For…

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Ashington Homes
May 13, 2024 5:01 am
Ashington Homes
Mattms
Mattms
12 May

IMSU homes

IMSU homes

Has anyone build with IMSU..? Please shade your experience.. Much appreciated

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Mattms
May 12, 2024 11:11 pm
Pulse
Pulse
11 May

insulation company Sydney

insulation company Sydney

faultless is hard to find, talk to your builder because it has real potential to hold up the schedule so needs to someone they work well with. I agree it is frustrating to…

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Pulse
May 11, 2024 1:09 pm
Talkey
Talkey
10 May

Written Direction To Fix Building Work

Written Direction To Fix Building Work
VIC

Hello. This was 7 years ago, so I'd be worried I'd it wasn't fixed. Just got an email notification about a reply to this topic. In the end, they just went through and…

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Talkey
May 10, 2024 3:51 pm
Talkey
SGT
SGT
10 May

Cement Off

Cement Off

Thanks for that. I think the mortar has been sitting on these surfaces for approx a year. We’re at handover & they tried to get it off the rubber but have damaged it…

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SGT
May 10, 2024 8:12 am
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
10 May

Final Invoice and Key Handover

Final Invoice and Key Handover

Hi Need to read your contract about when final payment is received. Clearly outlines what happens. In vic, known defects or incomplete work must be completed before…

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Pedro4137
May 10, 2024 7:38 am

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi all, just wondering if anyone is still mid-construction with Provincial Homes. How is your build going?

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Sydneyresider
May 09, 2024 12:15 pm

Build to BAL-FZ in Blue Mountains NSW - windows

Build to BAL-FZ in Blue Mountains NSW - windows
NSW

@NishaR: Apologies for opening this old thread but I found your post a bit useful, thought of seeking some info from you. I am building 3 houses in Blue mountains in…

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kishan6693
May 08, 2024 11:33 pm

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