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building-expert
building-expert
15 November

House Slab too low- Approx 700mm too low

House Slab too low- Approx 700mm too low

This underscores the importance of having your own independent inspector for stage inspections. If you had one then the problem with levels should have been raised before…

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building-expert
Nov 15, 2021 12:32 pm
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 November

Software to Markup Site Plan for Excavations

Software to Markup Site Plan for Excavations

Hey Erica Best to use a based program LOL, when you prosecute the geometry/data you don't want a flaky model that's rubbish crosscheck the data with approximations. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 15, 2021 10:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy
makido
makido
15 November

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey
VIC

****************************************************************** Our Build Journey: ****************************************************************** Tender 21 Oct…

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makido
Nov 15, 2021 9:58 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
14 November

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks Can you PM me Stanley's number? Thanks Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Nov 14, 2021 6:04 pm
Ashington Homes
FHB_NSW
FHB_NSW
14 November

Domaine Home Grandview Garden, Leumeah

Domaine Home Grandview Garden, Leumeah

Hi All, New in the group and wondering anyone is building with Domaine Home in the subject mentioned project? As the land the registration is due in March, 2022 can't…

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FHB_NSW
Nov 14, 2021 12:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 November

Sloping Block - safety rail required- who pays

Sloping Block - safety rail required- who pays

LOL, worksafe is a builders cost and responsibility a statutory requirement If you refuse to pay it... let him sue you for it in the Courts. instead he will frustrate…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 14, 2021 11:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 November

Home Building Companies

Home Building Companies

You forgot to mention inflation, rising unemployment and interest rates. OT, I suspect the PM is finding it hard to sleep at night with the looming election. Before…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 14, 2021 10:13 am
StructuralBIMGuy
kungpo747
kungpo747
13 November

Different types/levels/tiers of building companies

Different types/levels/tiers of building companies

Who did you end up picking. We share your concerns.

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kungpo747
Nov 13, 2021 10:38 pm
Noname
Noname
13 November

HIA Subject to Finance Clause - Builder Will Not Change

HIA Subject to Finance Clause - Builder Will Not Change
QLD
1, 2

Why do people necro 11 year old threads hoping to get some insight? Make a fresh post with specifics relevant today if there is nothing recent.

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Noname
Nov 13, 2021 5:30 pm
building-expert
building-expert
13 November

Building Permit Lapses (2years on)

Building Permit Lapses (2years on)

Contract is a civil matter, building permit is a statutory matter

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building-expert
Nov 13, 2021 4:09 pm
building-expert
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 November

Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification
1, 2

you are in charge of ventilation. Cold winter night - shut all doors and windows and enjoy a cosy house without spending a fortune on heating. Mild night - open all the…

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Stewie D
Nov 13, 2021 8:05 am
rocketfish11
rocketfish11
12 November

Building with Oakford Homes

Building with Oakford Homes

Hi All, Has anyone built with Oakford Homes? I'm meeting the building consultant on Sunday to sign the contract. Understand I have a long, long wait ahead of me…

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697
rocketfish11
Nov 12, 2021 8:44 pm
Iknow
Iknow
12 November

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

...and to think the Arabs live in comfortably in tents

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Iknow
Nov 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
12 November

Waiting for Demo - house/land insurance?

Waiting for Demo - house/land insurance?

What a great result and if something bad happens, you are covered :)

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Ashington Homes
Nov 12, 2021 4:42 pm
Ashington Homes
ksun1985
ksun1985
12 November

Outer East Melbourne cost new home

Outer East Melbourne cost new home

I think $2000 psqm in the current market would get you a basic finish in Melbourne. With your façade and pitched roofs, I would think $2500 psqm would be a better…

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ksun1985
Nov 12, 2021 4:04 pm
sid16
sid16
12 November

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

Thank you so much Kuc :) Yes, we are setting up the house bit by bit and it feels surreal to finally have our own house. Yes, I would say that some delays would have been…

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sid16
Nov 12, 2021 11:50 am
enzso
enzso
12 November

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

Anyone have any experience with these builders? It seems Welsh Homes rebranded to Harmac Homes and targets owner occupier. Ridge Homes has the same 2 company directors…

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475
enzso
Nov 12, 2021 9:47 am
jitendrasharma
jitendrasharma
12 November

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 115, 116, 117

Hopefully it attracts some good cafes, pubs and bars which Allurians don't object too😉

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jitendrasharma
Nov 12, 2021 7:44 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 November

Rainwater Tank, VIC

Rainwater Tank, VIC

Size depends on the amount of space you have and the utilisation. Often it is better to have 2 or more smaller tanks. 5,000 L tanks are mass produced and usually cheaper…

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SaveH2O
Nov 12, 2021 12:10 am
SaveH2O
randommonk
randommonk
11 November

Anyone built with Xircon homes

Anyone built with Xircon homes

Hello, Recently got to know about Xircon homes online and the designs looks decent. Problem is I've not found much information about them anywhere else. If you've built…

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randommonk
Nov 11, 2021 9:38 pm
randommonk
randommonk
11 November

Refrigeration cooling and Flooring post the construction

Refrigeration cooling and Flooring post the construction

Good evening, This forum is really helpful. Especially for first home builders like me. Thanks a lot for sharing information. I'm planning to build a two storey house…

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randommonk
Nov 11, 2021 9:27 pm
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Ashington Homes
Nov 11, 2021 3:45 pm
Ashington Homes
Natalie3
Natalie3
11 November

Time for DA Hornsby?

Time for DA Hornsby?

Pre-assessment took two days..came back wanting geologist report/assessment because slope more than 20o in some parts and an arboricultural report because building within…

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Natalie3
Nov 11, 2021 1:48 pm
dannyboy92
dannyboy92
11 November

Our Henley Amalfi 27/530

Our Henley Amalfi 27/530
VIC

Hi whitefresh I have sent you a private message. Thanks, Daniel.

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dannyboy92
Nov 11, 2021 1:24 pm
AsxTradingGirl
AsxTradingGirl
11 November

Landscape design in Perth

Landscape design in Perth

Thanks Doozer. Her work looks great! Will definitely contact her.

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616
AsxTradingGirl
Nov 11, 2021 12:21 am
vvv39
vvv39
10 November

statutory and regulatory requirements

statutory and regulatory requirements

Hello, Have received tenders from two builders (NSW build). One has "statutory and regulatory requirements listed as $25k the other as $49K. It's a worrying difference.…

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535
vvv39
Nov 10, 2021 9:19 pm
Harts
Harts
10 November

Building Surveyor

Building Surveyor

Worth checking your contract you signed with the building surveyor.

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Harts
Nov 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
10 November

Thermally Efficient Passive Style house - Blower Door test

Thermally Efficient Passive Style house - Blower Door test

Alex Lets talk off line about this as last time I tried to buy their blocks they wouldnt sell them unless we guaranteed that we would triple glaze. You might have better…

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765
Ashington Homes
Nov 10, 2021 3:36 pm
Ashington Homes
Sprocket Man
Sprocket Man
10 November

Metricon - septic system

Metricon - septic system

Hi All, We're building with Metricon and we'd like to get our own supplier to install the septic system. Has anyone here tried and/or had success in requesting this? I…

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Sprocket Man
Nov 10, 2021 2:20 pm
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CD12JD
Nov 10, 2021 12:55 pm
CD12JD
Noname
Noname
10 November

VOIDS in home

VOIDS in home

it doesnt have to be, but it all depends on a range of factors. there are plenty of homes with brick veneer bottoms and light weight materials up top. some of them have…

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Noname
Nov 10, 2021 8:42 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
9 November

STEEL FRAMED HOME NEAR THE OCEAN - PERTH

STEEL FRAMED HOME NEAR THE OCEAN - PERTH

Sorry that imagine is shocking it's Bluescope steel TB-34, just google that

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Doozer1905
Nov 09, 2021 7:18 pm

Hi everyone, We are building on the Sunshine Coast, and our block has some slope to it. The builder has stated we need to complete our own earthworks (due to the slope)…

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AFALDT
Nov 09, 2021 6:26 pm
Springwood1
Springwood1
9 November

Building the Harrogate One with Weeks Homes

Building the Harrogate One with Weeks Homes

Hi All, We are looking at building the Harrogate One with Weeks Homes. Has anyone else chosen the same design? What changes have you made?

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Springwood1
Nov 09, 2021 4:58 pm
SJT76
SJT76
9 November

combined kitchen lounge dining size

combined kitchen lounge dining size

Our plans are also 11.5m x 5m.

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SJT76
Nov 09, 2021 3:59 pm
V002
V002
9 November

Material/Timber Shortages, Delays and Cancellations

Material/Timber Shortages, Delays and Cancellations

In Brisbane, message from my builder Friday. Warning of price increases starting Dec 2021, with some coming into effect Jan/Feb 2022, and delays are…

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V002
Nov 09, 2021 11:34 am
AzureBlue
AzureBlue
9 November

Stormwater discharge: easement or drainage system?

Stormwater discharge: easement or drainage system?
NSW
1, 2

Hi Monica, We are having same issues at the moment - going back and forth between neighbour negotiations to try and get an easement for our build - without success. We…

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AzureBlue
Nov 09, 2021 11:18 am

No it is not normal. Your house does not comply with NCC code. Why isn't your independent inspector advising you on that issue? NCC-2-16 Your foundation material may be…

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building-expert
Nov 09, 2021 9:06 am
building-expert
MalaS
MalaS
8 November

Clarendon Parkhill 36 - Feb 2018 Update

Clarendon Parkhill 36 - Feb 2018 Update

Hi there! We have chosen the same house design with Clarendon. Are you happy with the end result?

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MalaS
Nov 08, 2021 1:10 pm
domaa
domaa
8 November

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 775, 776, 777

What ended up happening with the crushed frames? Did they replace them? I'm just getting frames up and some were crushed.

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domaa
Nov 08, 2021 12:21 pm
Contaksujeet
Contaksujeet
8 November

Currently building ??

Currently building ??
NSW

WOW!! that sucks.. I hope it wont take that long..

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Contaksujeet
Nov 08, 2021 9:48 am
Blonde
Blonde
7 November

Long Island builders

Long Island builders

We have just signed our contracts, how did you go? Did you decide to build with them?

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Blonde
Nov 07, 2021 12:33 pm
Blonde
Jackie1
Jackie1
7 November

Belrose34 Isla Facade

Belrose34 Isla Facade

Does anyone have the Isla or Clarion facade that is happy to share photos please? I am very early in my building journey, and I am struggling to find anyone who is…

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Jackie1
Nov 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Spazzen
Spazzen
6 November

Pick my plan to pieces pretty please!

Pick my plan to pieces pretty please!

I disagree with some of the other comments. I remember being a kid, small bedrooms suck, and to be honest kids spend more time in their bedrooms than the parents are…

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Spazzen
Nov 06, 2021 11:05 pm
supasquirrel
supasquirrel
6 November

Building Inspections

Building Inspections

New build what would the average buildiing inspections cost on 220m2 split level house? on slab & stumps

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supasquirrel
Nov 06, 2021 12:20 pm
supasquirrel
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Lawlumee
Nov 06, 2021 12:04 pm
oklouise
oklouise
6 November

Idea with plan

Idea with plan

the rumpus room is unchanged but if you prefer the bigger dining and media then lose the guest wiw and steal space off the family room makes the space more symmetrical

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oklouise
Nov 06, 2021 11:14 am
Lawlumee
Lawlumee
6 November

Blinds and Curtains inclusion with Builder or not

Blinds and Curtains inclusion with Builder or not
WA

Thanks, I sort of agree with you on this, the builders price have come up to be cheaper than the three quotes I have received so far for similar quality of material

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Lawlumee
Nov 06, 2021 9:30 am
Noname
Noname
5 November

Costs of Land with a large slope - 9 meter fall!

Costs of Land with a large slope - 9 meter fall!

I dont know what you guage as a "too good to be true price" but it might have something ro do with the fact that it backs on to the M1. You couldn't pay me to build there

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Noname
Nov 05, 2021 9:45 pm

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