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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?
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

New house build - Passive House

New house build - Passive House
1, 2, 3

Yeah I love opening up a wall of glass when it's 12 degrees outside (or 40 degrees).

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stonesthrow
Jul 13, 2024 7:44 am

Help - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connection

Help - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connection
QLD

I’m not sure why do you need to lose 400mm going down for swivel and expansion joints. Those joints can be on horizontal level. You can check this product

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Eng. B A
Jul 13, 2024 6:26 am
Dougo
Dougo
13 h

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

Occupation Certificate

Occupation Certificate
NSW

Hi All Our house is nearly done (after 2.5 long years so YAY). We are now in the process of getting all of the landscaping done so we can get the Occupation Certificate.…

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Sunny84
Jul 12, 2024 3:06 pm

Just now in half sun

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KnockItDown
Jul 12, 2024 11:00 am
KnockItDown
narrowblock07
narrowblock07
Yesterday

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
sorinserban
sorinserban
Yesterday

Solar system question

Solar system question

I got solar panels for my house a few years back. It wasn't too hard to set up. I've heard good things about Jinko Solar Panels…

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sorinserban
Jul 12, 2024 7:54 am

Builder Terminated contract after Variation Requested

Builder Terminated contract after Variation Requested
VIC

Thank you for the replies. It was a bit tricky because the RBS issued the builder with DTF . The non compliances were difficult to fix like the damp proof course that were…

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JoannePalermo
Jul 11, 2024 10:28 pm
JoannePalermo
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

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

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

Would you mind elaborating why the last one is no longer a fit for the business? PM if you prefer. Much appreciated. Interior design + full furnishing with furniture…

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Infinite-Justice
Jul 11, 2024 9:37 am

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

Help please... Contract

Help please... Contract

Absolutely we count trucks! If you got to meet some of the shady crews that work up here you would count trucks as well. It's a very common building practice.…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 11, 2024 5:15 am
Ashington Homes

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Everyone. Time for an update, although not much has happened. The great news is we will be finally starting demo this week. We had the insurance delays and then had…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 10, 2024 4:02 pm
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
Kim87
Kim87
9 July

Looking for Arborist in Whitehorse

Looking for Arborist in Whitehorse
VIC

Hi, we are in whitehorse council & have issues with TPZ. Although we only have fruits trees but cant do much due to SLO9. We have couple of trees over 5 meter. I think if…

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Kim87
Jul 09, 2024 9:19 am
ck14
ck14
8 July

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes

Hi, I’m building with Mimosa and PCI is in next month. So far so good. In my experience, building with volume builders is always a risk. Actually building itself Is a…

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ck14
Jul 08, 2024 11:18 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

Overcapitalise on forever home??

Overcapitalise on forever home??

Over capitalise. Enjoy yourself. You only live once, be happy

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:32 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

Frame overhang Double Glaze Sliding door and Void above

Frame overhang Double Glaze Sliding door and Void above

It may be a sill rebate so that your bottom bricks support the door frame. Check with builder thiugh

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:30 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

U values

U values

No they do not

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:16 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

Crossover removal and curb reinstall

Crossover removal and curb reinstall

Anyone can do it. Its reinstatement has to be to council regulations though. No inspection required. Best to ask builder to include it. They will remove, repair,…

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:05 am

Building with Metricon – Vantage 44 + Granny - in West Penna

Building with Metricon – Vantage 44 + Granny - in West Penna
NSW
1, 2

Hi Ramesh, congrats on a beautiful build! We also built with Metricon, Vantage, quite similar to yours, in the Shire. We finished ours in 2019, barely any issues at all.…

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Hurlingham
Jul 07, 2024 3:59 pm

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
Daniel J
Daniel J
5 July

Subject to finance clause

Subject to finance clause

Thank you as always.

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Daniel J
Jul 05, 2024 6:59 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
5 July

Help with expected build time frame

Help with expected build time frame

Ah ok, no worries, well the tiles are going in a few days later, so i guess its pretty much stone/tiling done within a few days of each other anyway. Appreciate the help,…

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nickmaj
Jul 05, 2024 11:18 am
Mofflepop
Mofflepop
5 July

HIA Contract ‘execution’ date

HIA Contract ‘execution’ date
QLD

Hi all, I’ll be querying this with my building broker and my solicitor, but just wanted to get people’s thoughts on this special condition: “This contract is valid…

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Mofflepop
Jul 05, 2024 8:57 am
Mofflepop

HIA Commencement Date

HIA Commencement Date

Hi Hughesy Based on what you are saying, I assume you are with a project/volume builder? Honestly not trying to rag on you if you are, but unfortunately when you choose…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 05, 2024 5:45 am
Ashington Homes
Kayne
Kayne
3 July

Experiences with Rivergum Homes.

Experiences with Rivergum Homes.

Does anyone else have any reviews, good or bad to share with Rivergum Homes? Our experience with Rivergum Homes has been extremely disappointing and stressful. We…

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Kayne
Jul 03, 2024 4:52 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
3 July

Up & Down outdoor lights in façade

Up & Down outdoor lights in façade

legit in every lighting shop and even bunnings. There's like hundreds of different models. a google would return you about 1,023,283 results

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ponzutwo
Jul 03, 2024 3:55 pm
Sara thy
Sara thy
2 July

chandelier with LED globe replaceable without any LED diver

chandelier with LED globe replaceable without any LED diver

Struggling to find a chandelier with LED globe replaceable without any LED diver for my U-shaped staircase. Please share details if you bought similar to…

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Sara thy
Jul 02, 2024 11:56 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 July

HIA Contract

HIA Contract

The review is presented by the customer. A private building consultant appointed by the customer to serve as their inspection agent does not communicate with the builder.…

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SaveH2O
Jul 02, 2024 3:13 pm
SaveH2O
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SaveH2O
Jul 01, 2024 2:01 pm
SaveH2O

Stolen Appliances

Stolen Appliances

Prime suspects are always people on the job. Many times I had lunch with them, shared a joke, paid their wages or contract price, knew name of their kids and then they…

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building-expert
Jul 01, 2024 1:05 pm
building-expert
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
1 July

Site cut question

Site cut question

*possibbly damaged pipe joint. Worth an inspection, but lets not assume.

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ponzutwo
Jul 01, 2024 8:44 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
ashrey
ashrey
30 June

Overshadowing and MCP

Overshadowing and MCP

Hi Kan9o1 Digging up an old thread as we are in a similar predicament in Melbourne north. How did you go with R&C? How long did it take? Did you end up building up the…

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ashrey
Jun 30, 2024 11:10 pm

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