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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 12:08 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
14 May

How often do you visit your site?

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

Initially once a month as we are 40 minutes away. But now as we are at lockup stage, trying to go once every fortnight.

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nickmaj
May 14, 2024 10:58 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
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MatchaHome
May 19, 2024 3:38 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
15 h

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

two way and three-way switch locations

two way and three-way switch locations

Give me some ideas to plan and decide the two way and three-way switch locations for two storey home…

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Sara thy
May 19, 2024 12:24 am

speaker cable

speaker cable

Which speaker cable and brand is best to use in Media room (3.4x3.6m) for Home theatre setup.

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Sara thy
May 18, 2024 11:45 pm

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

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield
1, 2, 3

Hi All This is my Friday shout out to all the lurkers in this forum :) I know there are heaps of you because many of you call me and we have great conversations. You…

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Ashington Homes
May 17, 2024 4:54 pm
Ashington Homes

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
MJ2137
MJ2137
16 May

Project/volume builder recommendations - Sydney

Project/volume builder recommendations - Sydney

I havent built with any of those but am living next to a KDR in Concord done by Clover and I must say these guys are on fire. From the minute the slab went down there has…

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MJ2137
May 16, 2024 3:55 pm
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

Wall wrap requriement for brick veneer walls with timber fra

Wall wrap requriement for brick veneer walls with timber fra

Hi, I had a quick look at specification and its looks similar to James Hardie wrap. You can download datasheets for both and compare everthing. Contact suppliers to get…

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detonator1962
May 16, 2024 6:50 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

Hi Everyone Apologies for not updating this one for a while. We are pushing towards completion in the next 4-5 weeks. The pressure is on because our client decided to…

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Ashington Homes
May 14, 2024 6:06 pm
Ashington Homes

And we're finally moving forward! Trenches and plumbing in, should hopefully see a slab any day now.

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Dr_rock
May 14, 2024 2:21 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
xtrance
xtrance
12 May

Skylights.... Yay or Nay??

Skylights.... Yay or Nay??
VIC

Have had skylights for over 10 years and no leaks. Hire a qualified installer. Love the natural light throughout our house and…

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xtrance
May 12, 2024 2:40 am
xtrance
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
plmns
plmns
8 May

Need your experience with Sherridon Homes

Need your experience with Sherridon Homes

Hi kes We are also planning on going with Sherridon homes. Did u go with them, if so plz share your experience. Thank you

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plmns
May 08, 2024 9:42 pm
H A W U
H A W U
8 May

Builder wants to build new ceiling over defective ceiling

Builder wants to build new ceiling over defective ceiling

Thank you @ashington Homes for your reply! They just got back to me and offered credit for me to just take it as is. It was a less than quotes I got from ceiling…

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H A W U
May 08, 2024 4:31 pm
Sumeeth
Sumeeth
8 May

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

Not finished yet Terrible experience House is well overdue

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Sumeeth
May 08, 2024 2:45 pm
Homeser
Homeser
8 May

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)
VIC

I am consdiering this builder. Can you provide any more info please, send in private message.

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Homeser
May 08, 2024 9:34 am
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Ashington Homes
May 07, 2024 7:46 pm
Ashington Homes
mockkie
mockkie
7 May

Which 90cm rangehood is better

Which 90cm rangehood is better

Canopy and Undermount are best, and need to be ducted externally. Which one you go with will be largely determined by your design and joinery choices. What you should be…

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mockkie
May 07, 2024 2:18 pm

How to prevent piers to be over-drilled?

How to prevent piers to be over-drilled?

I am building a new residential house. The structural engineer suggests drilling 60 bored piers which are no less than 600mm deep and at lest 300mm in stiff clay. If…

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jefferyb
May 07, 2024 11:36 am

Custom builder

Custom builder
VIC

There are many custom builder that will build your house with an nice finish however how do you know 1.8M is enough budget? Did your designer have your budget verified…

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building-expert
May 07, 2024 9:02 am
building-expert
Alse87
Alse87
6 May

Corner Block - Driveway Location Dispute

Corner Block - Driveway Location Dispute
NSW

Thank you for getting back. I was hoping you would say you got your way. Frustrating to know this about corner lots after buying the lot and well into the design phase.

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Alse87
May 06, 2024 9:27 pm

Plasterboard (13mm) vs VJ Panels – for interior…

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Sara thy
May 06, 2024 5:32 pm

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