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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
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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

Hi all, Our newly built house had water-damage in our ensuite vanity cabinet's side panels just 6 months after the build got completed. Apparently there is a leak which…

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djay
Jul 21, 2024 3:20 pm

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

Off form concrete finish - Sydney

Off form concrete finish - Sydney
NSW

2. Double brick will still require chasing for services, however, chasing in brick is easier than chasing in concrete. 3. For double brick set up rigid insulation can be…

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alexp79
Jul 21, 2024 10:45 am

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
7 h

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
chippy
chippy
19 July

kitchen cabins before or after floor tiles

kitchen cabins before or after floor tiles

It doesn't really matter with tiles because the tiles finish tight with the cabinetry, so you can tile after no problems. The reason I personally prefer to tile or have…

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chippy
Jul 19, 2024 5:46 pm
chippy
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
jonathanbi
jonathanbi
16 July

Urgent help please

Urgent help please

Hi everyone, So, in my contract, I have thermally broken windows. But the builder said they couldn’t find any windows that were compliant to our house. So we helped…

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jonathanbi
Jul 16, 2024 1:53 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
dayoyads
dayoyads
11 July

Tribeca Home

Tribeca Home

Hi Sherry121, Good afternoon, How's your experience with tribeca, we are about to sign in for full turn key contract soon

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dayoyads
Jul 11, 2024 4:23 pm

it's definitely not looking nice. My builder will give the first floor cladding. We are not very comfortable with this cladding. What cladding you have used. Our is strip…

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narrowblock07
Jul 11, 2024 12:36 pm

Kitchen cabinet filler panels

Kitchen cabinet filler panels

Yes you could trim those with an oscillating saw to stop the toe stubbing, but it will be incredibly ugly as you will see the unpainted timber. Also have you thought…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 11, 2024 5:36 am
Ashington Homes

Rainwater BASIX requirements

Rainwater BASIX requirements

You can ask the plumber to run 2 pipes to you laundry. One connected to the mains and one to the tank ( i did this in my home) I find that if you just turn your pump off…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 10, 2024 3:35 pm
Ashington Homes

Building with Meridian homes

Building with Meridian homes
NSW

Hi , We liked meridian homes plan and they are custom builder. Any advice or experience with Meridian homes will be help to make our descion.

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narrowblock07
Jul 10, 2024 2:03 pm

Building with Meridian Homes

Building with Meridian Homes

Hi No one replied you yet for Meridian homes. Did you go with them ? We are talking with meridian homes and going next stage. Any advice or your experience?

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narrowblock07
Jul 10, 2024 1:59 pm

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor
NSW

Hi Everyone, Would just like to add comment to this forum know that ALPHAFLOOR is used extensively across Australia by many well known project home builders as well as…

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xcemalphafloor
Jul 10, 2024 12:18 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
10 July

BASIX

BASIX

BASIX is fairly simple but the thermal comfort potion of BASIX is the most difficult. It’s best to have an energy assessor rate the house rather than using the BASIX…

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Bimbob
Jul 10, 2024 6:38 am

Flooring Installer Sydney - Engineered, Hybrid & Carpet

Flooring Installer Sydney - Engineered, Hybrid & Carpet

Hi Everyone One of my pet peeves about the construction industry is the quality of flooring installers as generally they are unlicensed and unregulated. In 2009 the…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 10, 2024 6:35 am
Ashington Homes
nickmaj
nickmaj
9 July

Flooring post handover

Flooring post handover

Skirting removal, but they are actually an excellent choice. Obviously better than laminate flooring. My parents had hybrid flooring (spotted gum) for around 8-10 years,…

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nickmaj
Jul 09, 2024 5:20 pm

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