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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 1:08 pm
obiwon
obiwon
29 January

How often do you visit your site?

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

I would visit weekly at least so you can take pictures, progress pictures. Be sure to take pictures of around the house slab perimeter and in particular if there is water…

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obiwon
Jan 29, 2024 2:21 pm
obiwon
obiwon
obiwon
31 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 59, 60, 61

Sub boards are handy to have inside if the extra cost works for you. This way you can put an Energex padlock on the main meterbox and just refer to the inside sub…

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obiwon
Jan 31, 2024 12:44 pm
obiwon

Does concrete foam filler need to be sealed?

Does concrete foam filler need to be sealed?

Thank you. Is the requirement for a sealant in any of the Australian Standards or is it more of a recommendation and best practice but not actually required?

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667
Newhomebuildquestions
Apr 16, 2024 9:31 pm

Hardie Linea Vs BGC Nuline Plus

Hardie Linea Vs BGC Nuline Plus
VIC

We are building a house that was planned to be clad in Hardie Linea, our builder has now requested to swap this for BGC Nuline Plus. They look fairly similar and he has…

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109
Noobbuild
Apr 16, 2024 9:28 pm

Waterproofing around door jam?

Waterproofing around door jam?
SA

Disgracefull waterproofing, get an independent qualified inspector ASAP. Do not allow them to…

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1377
Splashers
Apr 16, 2024 6:01 pm
Splashers
T.H
T.H
7 h

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes
NSW

I initially came on here and read these reviews before we chose a builder. We bit the bullet and went with Montgomery cause we heard good things through friends. We are…

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T.H
Apr 16, 2024 5:37 pm

Henley Homes

Henley Homes

Hi, If you give a set of criteria as to what means 'good' to you, it'll give others prompts to respond. We considered Henley early on but there were two factors that…

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10348
HomeoneHR
Apr 16, 2024 12:48 pm

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

Hi, We didn't end up going with them but they were a close second on our list. If our current choice of builder falls through Arli will be next cab off the rank. They…

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14555
HomeoneHR
Apr 16, 2024 12:38 pm

Building With AllCastle Homes

Building With AllCastle Homes
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

we got some upgrade package covers some carbinet, stone kitchen bench upgrade, extra height on ground floor, entry door height, 60 x 60cm builder's range tile etc. some…

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eguan88
Apr 16, 2024 11:19 am

What is an allowable amount of movement?

What is an allowable amount of movement?

Not exactly sure how your home warranty works down there, but i would say you are out of time on hitting the builder. But, if you can get the pictures and either post them…

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794
BuildingandLegal
Apr 15, 2024 9:56 pm
BuildingandLegal
kingsway
kingsway
Yesterday

Builder designers in Melbourne?

Builder designers in Melbourne?

Any recommended small/medium builder designers here in Melbourne Victoria? Thanks

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519
kingsway
Apr 15, 2024 5:20 pm
lilijana
lilijana
15 April

AllCastle Homes has anyone built in 2023

AllCastle Homes has anyone built in 2023

Hi we are looking to talk to people who have built with them recently. We have signed mid range built contract but identified that a lot of things are not included.…

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601
lilijana
Apr 15, 2024 2:51 am
Sara thy
Sara thy
14 April

White based tiles for both Indoor living & Outdoor Alfresco

White based tiles for both Indoor living & Outdoor Alfresco

thanks. the above one is white Mat tiles and have gripness so going for this Mat tiles for both indoor and outdoor. Beaumont told it can be used in both indoor and…

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1574
Sara thy
Apr 15, 2024 12:22 am

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

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

In Qld it is a requirement that a builder must have a cost breakdown, for building a home to the same specification, with the same inclusions and the same finish. So ask…

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1654
BuildingandLegal
Apr 14, 2024 11:39 pm
BuildingandLegal

Pre Lining Inspection with defects

Pre Lining Inspection with defects
NSW

There are a lot of private inspectors should have stayed working as tradies!! Firstly, you paid for a professional opinion of the works, if he has picked up on an item he…

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1927
BuildingandLegal
Apr 14, 2024 11:36 pm
BuildingandLegal
Metamorf
Metamorf
12 April

DA Application Cost Estimate

DA Application Cost Estimate

A question for all of humanity: how much does an architectural and construction project cost with approval of the “DA” kit in Sydney for a 3-storey villa of 400-600m2?

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Metamorf
Apr 12, 2024 6:27 am
Sara thy
Sara thy
12 April

combining the ceiling fan switch, light switch, dimmer switc

combining the ceiling fan switch, light switch, dimmer switc

Any electricians here please help. 1) Will the Fan need separate switch to ON/OFF/Speed eventhough it comes with Remote 2) how about…

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Sara thy
Apr 12, 2024 1:13 am
pizzashapes
pizzashapes
10 April

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield

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

Always handy to have the facts on hand when relying on agents advice, a lot of times sale agents advice is only good anecdotally, and when you actually dive deeper it's…

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pizzashapes
Apr 10, 2024 5:22 pm
gsj-sa
gsj-sa
10 April

smart or normal switches

smart or normal switches

I am planning to get shelly dimmers added to the non-smart switches that control light. It has no affect on the mechanical functioning of the switch and this is wired…

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1361
gsj-sa
Apr 10, 2024 2:01 pm
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
10 April

New Fence - Boundary

New Fence - Boundary
VIC

Hi, It’s important to keep in mind that dividing fences have thickness, so it’s impracticable to expect them to be wholly constructed within the neighbouring…

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15771
DraftRoom
Apr 10, 2024 10:57 am
DraftRoom
beesa888
beesa888
10 April

Build experience - Trend Connection Homes

Build experience - Trend Connection Homes

How has your experience been like so far?

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47347
beesa888
Apr 10, 2024 1:04 am

Frame Cracks & Cuts on Beam

Frame Cracks & Cuts on Beam

This should not happen, when the timber arrives on site, bent studs should be separated to be cut for noggings and blocks. The studs should never be bad enough to…

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10868
building-expert
Apr 09, 2024 6:12 pm
building-expert
judder
judder
8 April

Is this too low vs Cross Over/Street Level?

Is this too low vs Cross Over/Street Level?
VIC

Thanks! I'm spoke to the builder I'm not sure if this is all true but basically went along the lines of they considered all options and if I was to compact and fill it…

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6337
judder
Apr 08, 2024 11:36 pm
tmsani
tmsani
8 April

Demolishing Costs in Perth

Demolishing Costs in Perth
WA

Will the demolishing company remove the trees & stumps as well or do we need to get tree lopper to do the trees before we engage demo company?

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tmsani
Apr 08, 2024 2:44 pm
mark1
mark1
7 April

Storm water overflow pit, is this right?

Storm water overflow pit, is this right?
WA

Thanks for that, the PVC pipe is still about 40cm below ground level and it sticks out of the sand with no end cap or anything on it just open pipe, is this the finished…

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9476
mark1
Apr 07, 2024 9:21 pm
J Glover
J Glover
7 April

XCEM Alphafloor vs Hebel Power Floor Subfloor option

XCEM Alphafloor vs Hebel Power Floor Subfloor option

Would also like an opinion from anyone that has used xcem over hebel for floors. Thanks

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13221
J Glover
Apr 07, 2024 3:15 pm
Ansleena
Ansleena
6 April

Plumber incorrectly installed kitchen drainage pipe

Plumber incorrectly installed kitchen drainage pipe

Thank you... it has not been easy. The builder ended up agreeing to do the repairs and restoration and claim from the plumber's trade insurance.. I am glad it is over…

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Ansleena
Apr 06, 2024 5:42 pm
Ian-Nolan
Ian-Nolan
6 April

Internal brick walls VS timber stud frames?

Internal brick walls VS timber stud frames?

Are there any downsides to double brick internal walls? I want to suggest this to the architect. Ian.

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Ian-Nolan
Apr 06, 2024 5:04 pm
BDL2024
BDL2024
6 April

Elliot Hardie Homes

Elliot Hardie Homes

The reviews are fake - we discovered they are mostly written by their staff or suppliers they deal with. We just built with EHH. The most heartbreaking experience of our…

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BDL2024
Apr 06, 2024 4:36 pm
ppetrovski
ppetrovski
5 April

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 826, 827, 828

How do you find empire oak is it very fingerprinty?

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3695765
ppetrovski
Apr 05, 2024 10:17 pm

Eden Brae Homes Feedback

Eden Brae Homes Feedback

I built with EB back on 2009. Check out this thread on this forum. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12911&p=154061#p154061 I can't speak for recent expericience however, we had no…

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KnockItDown
Apr 05, 2024 9:26 am
KnockItDown

Slab for 424 sqm house in North Kellyville NSW

Slab for 424 sqm house in North Kellyville NSW
NSW

Petercurtis You able to contact the certifier and get a copy of your structural plans, if they are not in your contract. If your home was approved via CDC then they…

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Ashington Homes
Apr 05, 2024 7:08 am
Ashington Homes
Falcon81
Falcon81
4 April

New Home Build - Boundary Retaining Wall replacement advice

New Home Build - Boundary Retaining Wall replacement advice

Can anyone recommend a good/affordable retaining wall and fence builder that I can get a quote from located in Sydney?

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Falcon81
Apr 04, 2024 10:25 am
Optimist
Optimist
3 April

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

Hey guys, I have just purchased a block of land in Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. The block size is 630 Sq Mtrs (land settlement is due in 6 months). This is purely an…

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Optimist
Apr 03, 2024 10:53 pm
Optimist
Sara thy
Sara thy
3 April

PoE Intercom & NVR Camera

PoE Intercom & NVR Camera

which 1) PoE based video intercom is best for two storey home. I am looking with two monitor, one in GF and another FF so someone in home can…

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24910
Sara thy
Apr 03, 2024 4:14 pm

Custom Build, Pool concreting pics 2/4/2024

Custom Build, Pool concreting pics 2/4/2024
1 ... 4, 5, 6

The main thing is your engineers signed off on it so my opinion doesnt matter :) So happy it's worked out and looks amazing

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Ashington Homes
Apr 03, 2024 12:02 pm
Ashington Homes
cinder
cinder
2 April

Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2
VIC
1 ... 41, 42, 43

I got a notification that someone posted a new post which I saw, now - it's not there! Anyway, we got solar panels done in the past week which has somewhat diminished the…

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218998
cinder
Apr 02, 2024 9:15 pm
cinder

Any feedback on Mojo builds on sloping sites and in Thornton

Any feedback on Mojo builds on sloping sites and in Thornton

Hi, We are looking for a builder that can build a small home (smaller length) on a sloping site. We came across Mojo's Zephyr design 10.6 m wide and 11.5 m length. Does…

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22909
blacknwhite
Apr 02, 2024 8:30 pm
Dr_rock
Dr_rock
2 April

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

A quick update, we didn't have site start before Easter. Summit can't seem to give me a day when they are scheduled to begin, so I'm left with a vague "within 10-20…

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Dr_rock
Apr 02, 2024 6:00 pm

Hi All It has been a few weeks since my last update. The build has been progressing well. No major issues to report. The scaffolding was dropped today, gyprock will be…

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356582
Ashington Homes
Apr 02, 2024 4:56 pm
Ashington Homes
r_13
r_13
2 April

Metricon KDRB designs - Vantage 48 or Franklin 50?

Metricon KDRB designs - Vantage 48 or Franklin 50?

Your best bet might be to go visit the display homes and walk around in them, and take photos. Get a feel for it in person instead of deciding from the floor plan. There…

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r_13
Apr 02, 2024 4:04 pm
r_13
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
2 April

Defects/Items found after final inspection

Defects/Items found after final inspection

The significant date is when receive final payment invoice Check that section of contract Bit of fluff by builders prior to that

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15824
Pedro4137
Apr 02, 2024 3:27 pm
0418332973
0418332973
1 April

Unsigned variations after a new home is completed

Unsigned variations after a new home is completed

Any advice on a builder in NSW who is demanding an extra 22000k after the house is completed and contract paid in full .Standard HIA contract. Never received a variation.…

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20485
0418332973
Apr 01, 2024 8:38 pm
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
1 April

Did your builder comply

Did your builder comply
QLD

It's an unfortunate position for the client to be in, BAL should be identified and reported on well before a contract is issued, and not as a variation. Surely there needs…

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DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 9:50 am
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
1 April

Bushfire Attack Level Compliance

Bushfire Attack Level Compliance
QLD

It is a fairly consistent issue with the building industry as a whole. We strongly believe that "As-Built Verification" should be required and approved by the consultants…

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14596
DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 9:42 am
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
1 April

Custom builder or pay for own floor plan and take to builder

Custom builder or pay for own floor plan and take to builder
QLD

Hi Mofflepop, I would recommend finding a building designer to prepare plans, they should design to your specified budget. The benefit is you can tender the project out…

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DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 9:18 am
DraftRoom
Kgl61
Kgl61
31 March

Masterton Homes Hydraulics

Masterton Homes Hydraulics

Thanks again. I will ask Masterton if they do this.

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16537
Kgl61
Mar 31, 2024 10:26 pm
JeenB
JeenB
31 March

KDRB in Melbourne south east metro region - Suggestions for

KDRB in Melbourne south east metro region - Suggestions for

Keen to hear from people in the area who have got KDRB done on whom they got the build from? Looking for recommendations. Thanks

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21039
JeenB
Mar 31, 2024 5:05 pm

Hi all, Been browsing project builders' website and saw Masterton with attached granny flat design Seeing bad reviews from masterton in this website/facebook, does…

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18235
kai1020
Mar 29, 2024 11:09 pm
Mb215i
Mb215i
29 March

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

We're did you build house? How did you end up finishing with them?

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Mb215i
Mar 29, 2024 7:10 pm
balajmn
balajmn
29 March

Facade Colors combination

Facade Colors combination
NSW

Thanks. Facade is south facing

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10922
balajmn
Mar 29, 2024 12:18 am

Full Brick Double Storey 38Sq House Price Estimated?

Full Brick Double Storey 38Sq House Price Estimated?
NSW

Hi Kristy Around $1.7-1.8m or around $4,600/sqm. if you PM me your email I will send you a break up in a spreadsheet so you can get an understanding of the costs for…

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9867
Ashington Homes
Mar 28, 2024 1:10 pm
Ashington Homes

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