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mockkie
mockkie
28 October 2022

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 12:08 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
24 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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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

Council rejected the RFS single dwelling kit

Council rejected the RFS single dwelling kit

Hi All, I intend on building a house in bushfire prone land ( NSW) and the local council has put a blanket ban on the RFS single dwelling kit and asked me to engage a…

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summerhill22
Jul 24, 2024 1:52 pm

I cant speak to the OPs situation, but i think there are a few approved alternate solutions around that don't install waterproofing like you'd expect. I think Carlisle…

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ponzutwo
Jul 24, 2024 1:16 pm

kitchen cabins before or after floor tiles

kitchen cabins before or after floor tiles

chippy how about the staircase before or after tiles?. my builder starting the staircase work now before flooring tiles bec stairs needed to have access to first floor…

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Sara thy
Jul 24, 2024 10:40 am

Urgent help please

Urgent help please

What is your question?

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Bimbob
Jul 24, 2024 5:17 am

Building on a Slope

Building on a Slope

Looks like Side 2 is better option w/no easements, so you can build more. Just design your house the way that your living areas have both North facing (for passive solar)…

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alexp79
Jul 23, 2024 5:09 pm

Vapour Barrier issues

Vapour Barrier issues
VIC
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hello chatgpt

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alexp79
Jul 23, 2024 3:45 pm

Are these windows gaps and uneven brick finishing acceptable

Are these windows gaps and uneven brick finishing acceptable

The window issue has NOT been fixed, it's been covered over. That is not a legit fix. And I will point out that you got lots of good advice earlier (even if it was…

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RetiringSomeday
Jul 23, 2024 12:59 pm
RetiringSomeday

Has anyone built with Hallmark Homes in QLD?

Has anyone built with Hallmark Homes in QLD?

Hi all, new to this group. Been watching the site for a while to get an idea of comments and help from everyone. Whilst our questions below are Plainland QLD specific,…

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RetiringSomeday
Jul 23, 2024 12:08 pm
RetiringSomeday

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***
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Can see a few houses being put up on the Box Hill development. Anyone here going through issues getting their contracts and moving forward with settlement?

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whatshappening
Jul 23, 2024 11:46 am

Hi there, I am after some feedback or suggestions on the following 2 options for my upstairs layout. There are things I like and dislike about both and things that I'd…

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Renee1
Jul 23, 2024 10:12 am
Viga
Viga
Yesterday

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
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Has anyone bought a land or hand/house package in Crown Hill Grantham Farm 2765. Stage 5 or 6. Wanted to know about the registration dates

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Viga
Jul 23, 2024 9:56 am
andrello
andrello
Yesterday

Rainwater Tank & AC Unit Placement Help

Rainwater Tank & AC Unit Placement Help

Hi guys, Just wondering if you can help me here. So we're about to sign our building contract but upon seeing the placement of the rainwater tank and AC unit, we feel…

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andrello
Jul 23, 2024 9:56 am
jagberg
jagberg
22 July

Building fence before the house

Building fence before the house

It will help keep your dog safe and secure, and you'll have one less major task to worry about once you're fully immersed in the interior work.…

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jagberg
Jul 22, 2024 9:49 pm
Harsh_it
Harsh_it
22 July

IMSU homes

IMSU homes

I have visited IMSU at Marsden Park Home World, seems like a great builder and answered a lot of tricky questions in very transparent manner. I really would appreciate if…

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Harsh_it
Jul 22, 2024 4:59 pm

Off form concrete finish - Sydney

Off form concrete finish - Sydney
NSW

Alex all very good points, one you missed though is that you are also guaranteed a much better finish with precast as the walls are poured in controlled conditions in a…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 22, 2024 4:30 am
Ashington Homes
chippy
chippy
21 July

Concrete Overhang from Neighbouring Lot

Concrete Overhang from Neighbouring Lot
VIC

It's just poorly dug footings on your neighbours builders behalf. It was probably dug with a machine rather than hand dug to a line so there is some extra width that is on…

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chippy
Jul 21, 2024 11:05 am
chippy
amitesh
amitesh
21 July

Help - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connection

Help - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connection
QLD

For those following along, the engineers have kindly come to the party and will be implementing a solution that should ensure adequate fall to the house connection. This…

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amitesh
Jul 21, 2024 10:23 am
Djmi
Djmi
21 July

New roof cut into old roof

New roof cut into old roof

Both roofs are old school jarrah stick built,

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Djmi
Jul 21, 2024 9:39 am
PeterZ
PeterZ
19 July

Concealed Roller Shutters

Concealed Roller Shutters

Unfortunately they are both for roller blinds - not shutters. There are plenty of concealed blind manufacturers. I'm after concealed external shutters as per the link I provided.

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PeterZ
Jul 19, 2024 9:59 pm

I'm in NSW and am applying CDC for building a retaining wall. The wall only needs to be 800mm at the highest point . I'm thinking just wooden sleepers. 1. For CDC…

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abhshri
Jul 19, 2024 6:24 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
19 July

Building Stages

Building Stages

Forgot to reply, we did sign our contract October 2023, so it did take 4 months until we had our slab, but that period we knew about as they said 4-6 months for selection…

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nickmaj
Jul 19, 2024 4:50 pm

External steps

External steps

okay but dont get cranky at me if they are no good :-D Here is a list: 1. Charlie - 0450060046 2. Blake - 0413071276 3. Justin - 0408029526 4. Sam - 0414544528 5. Bassam -…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 19, 2024 8:17 am
Ashington Homes
xena
xena
19 July

Knockdown Rebuild Floor Plan

Knockdown Rebuild Floor Plan
NSW

Thanks again, oklouise. Really appreciate it.

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xena
Jul 19, 2024 12:53 am

Provisional variations

Provisional variations

It does not matter what the content of building contact is because it is Domestic Contract Act 2000 that has the protocol for the administration of PC sums and Provisional Sums.

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building-expert
Jul 18, 2024 7:54 pm
building-expert
Sven
Sven
18 July

Is it possible to get the Coral Homes Highlands 36 home?

Is it possible to get the Coral Homes Highlands 36 home?
QLD

Did you find the answers you were looking for? We have been out to the display home & the stone facade on the front & internally around the fireplace is not provided by…

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Sven
Jul 18, 2024 1:37 pm

Builder Terminated contract after Variation Requested

Builder Terminated contract after Variation Requested
VIC

Joanne I can't stress how important it is for you to see a lawyer, like yesterday as ponzutwo has said. It would have been ideal for you to get advice earlier but it may…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 18, 2024 1:11 pm
Ashington Homes
Sara thy
Sara thy
17 July

Recessed or Surface Mounted LED under overhead cabin

Recessed or Surface Mounted LED under overhead cabin

In kitchen design, want to run the full recessed LED channel under overhead cabin including the undermount rangehood (BOASH Series8 - 282mm deep). cabinet guy said the…

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Sara thy
Jul 17, 2024 3:51 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
17 July

media room in white

media room in white

that's a lot of "it depends" Is it just a room with a TV you plan on watching, oris it a theatre where you'd like to recreate some sense of occasion? If the former,…

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ponzutwo
Jul 17, 2024 1:56 pm
stefcep
stefcep
17 July

Wall wrap

Wall wrap

Anyone have an recommendations on wall wrap insulation? My energy rating simply says non-glare vapour permeable wall wrap. There seem to be products on the market with…

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stefcep
Jul 17, 2024 1:41 pm
echelon6
echelon6
17 July

Recommend me an architect / designer please

Recommend me an architect / designer please
NSW

I'm looking for a person or team who can design and get the DA for my KDR. I'm building in Lane Cove Council and it needs to be a DA due to higher height limit. I like…

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echelon6
Jul 17, 2024 9:56 am

Poor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpa

Poor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpa

Andrea You are welcome. I know we over engineer our slabs, as we have to give a 6 year structural warranty so we think its prudent to spend a little extra up front, for…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 17, 2024 6:26 am
Ashington Homes

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Everyone I had a call from Beacon today. Apparently they are very grateful that I have been referring so many people. So to make the referrals easier they have given…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 16, 2024 5:31 pm
Ashington Homes

Knockdown rebuild process - basic order of steps

Knockdown rebuild process - basic order of steps
NSW

Hi echelon6 If you like, give me a call and I will walk you through the steps to take and even put you in touch with people who can help you. I can also give you some…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 16, 2024 5:28 pm
Ashington Homes
SJT76
SJT76
16 July

Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)

Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)
1, 2, 3

We're still happy with the place - nothing falling down around our ears yet. Just stay on top of everything, and insist where it is important to you. The landscaper…

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SJT76
Jul 16, 2024 9:07 am

Help please... Contract

Help please... Contract

Can anyone please suggest a good building lawyer to me? The builder has walked away.claiming we had breached the contract by not signing variation for them! clause13

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JoannePalermo
Jul 15, 2024 9:32 pm
JoannePalermo
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 July

feature wall color

feature wall color

I always picked up a colour in the curtains to avoid a clash. I also found that darker tones of any colour added impact which is the whole point of having a feature wall.

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SaveH2O
Jul 15, 2024 9:15 pm
SaveH2O

Is this a fair cost for a build?

Is this a fair cost for a build?

PM me your email and I will send you a spreadsheet break up of costs we use, but based on Sydney rates. It should be helpful though so you can gauge what actually goes…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 15, 2024 5:27 pm
Ashington Homes

Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site
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To help others plan their flame zone build, in the coming days I will do a reconciliation of the major category of costs. I just have to finalise some of the client…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 15, 2024 5:19 pm
Ashington Homes

I need the forum's help to find a new designer

I need the forum's help to find a new designer

Thanks for the insight. Pretty surprised that anyone would do this to a regular customer. They are probably in a comfort zone with you for too long. Good of you always…

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Infinite-Justice
Jul 15, 2024 2:50 pm
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Sleepless Knights
Jul 15, 2024 7:33 am
Dougo
Dougo
14 July

New house build - Passive House

New house build - Passive House
1, 2, 3

Last first,¨The Passive House concept¨. Australia is already moving towards more sealed houses. The problem as I see it is that there seems to be little understanding of…

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Dougo
Jul 14, 2024 3:38 pm

I would also extend the pantry into that space, so the powder room is an L shape. Can you show a bit more of what the pantry area looks like? I had similar on my design…

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CallyNoon
Jul 14, 2024 2:03 pm
Sunny84
Sunny84
14 July

Occupation Certificate

Occupation Certificate
NSW

Thanks both I will take a look at the DA and ask my certifier as well.

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Sunny84
Jul 14, 2024 1:58 pm
Dougo
Dougo
12 July

Pre wire for solar panels and Roof supporting solar panels.

Pre wire for solar panels and Roof supporting solar panels.

Forgot to mention that if you are designing a new house, the best orientation for panels is facing East & West. Then generation starts early (breakfast) & ends later. If…

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Dougo
Jul 12, 2024 11:20 pm

I just got word that the bricks will be completed by mid next week. That's just about on time for when I was initially told the would begin! They have worked extremely…

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Dr_rock
Jul 12, 2024 4:31 pm

Just now in half sun

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KnockItDown
Jul 12, 2024 11:00 am
KnockItDown

cladding on first floor

cladding on first floor
NSW

Ok Thank you. Yes we are thinking to upgrade the cladding Axon . Although Cladding is not our choice but this is cost effective.

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narrowblock07
Jul 12, 2024 10:47 am

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