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Johnfar
Johnfar
5 November

Any did a Hamptons with no render

Any did a Hamptons with no render

Hi trying to choose a brick thinking of going austral brick silver birch with cladding over garage don’t like render just wondering if someone has done Hamptons with no…

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Johnfar
Nov 05, 2021 9:04 pm

Pool has been installed for about 6 weeks now. There were delays due to the 2 week construction closure and our pavers should arrive in the next fortnight. Official…

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shokel1975
Nov 05, 2021 2:30 pm
shokel1975
supersleuth
supersleuth
5 November

Are these Air-Con units adequate or too much?

Are these Air-Con units adequate or too much?

I can cool the whole house (all zones on) in a 35+ degree Brisbane summers day no issue with a 16kw, with the house including some huge single glazed western windows and…

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supersleuth
Nov 05, 2021 12:57 pm

Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

It's not unusual and not that hard. Why not just get the demolition included in the price for your new build. At least that way the new house builder will be able to…

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cornellengineers
Nov 04, 2021 3:09 pm
cornellengineers

Toilet rough-ins and plumbing compliance

Toilet rough-ins and plumbing compliance

Lol, hence the need for grey import for about 1/3 of the price.

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Infinite-Justice
Nov 04, 2021 12:18 pm

Terminate Build Contract

Terminate Build Contract

Hi ash19 It depends on whether or not you wish…

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Contracts-Specialist
Nov 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Contracts-Specialist
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
3 November

Ghosting on ceiling of 4 year old home

Ghosting on ceiling of 4 year old home
VIC

This is the same post. Posted 21/10/2021, why do you ask?

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maddisonjean
Nov 03, 2021 4:38 pm
celadon
celadon
3 November

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 860, 861, 862

If there are major discrepancies between their sales quote and tender process, it is best to question it through the sales consultant. We had a good sales consultant who…

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celadon
Nov 03, 2021 3:58 pm
georgy
georgy
3 November

Bulding a House

Bulding a House

Planning for Grandworth 38.7 by All Castle homes. The latest price list for premium is about $439k which they say includes standard site cost and basix. Apart from the…

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georgy
Nov 03, 2021 3:07 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
3 November

Master bedroom layout

Master bedroom layout

Do you need Bed 5? If you don't need it and want LOTS of space it could become part of the Master Suite and becomes a WIR and the doors to the bedroom can be moved down…

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Phil of Sydney
Nov 03, 2021 9:38 am
Mr mimal
Mr mimal
2 November

Electrical outlets exposed for weeks

Electrical outlets exposed for weeks

So I noticed before my roof went up the electrician installed my downlights electrical outlets. I checked them and they were all water logged. I've asked Hickinbotham to…

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Mr mimal
Nov 02, 2021 11:47 pm

I had my first meeting with Clarendon Homes in June. At that time they told me the that there's a 10% discount in the Base Price including any facade. The next/second…

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jhinjs
Nov 02, 2021 11:13 pm
AnnH
AnnH
2 November

Variations - by builder

Variations - by builder

Thank you. Interesting…

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AnnH
Nov 02, 2021 10:54 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
2 November

Interim Compliance Certificate and Final Builder Payment

Interim Compliance Certificate and Final Builder Payment

Fredii This is one of my pet peeves, builders who make the clients get their own OC's, if the builder hasn't followed all the inspection procedures, or gotten all the…

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Ashington Homes
Nov 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Ashington Homes
stanks
stanks
2 November

Planning Approval vs Developer Approval

Planning Approval vs Developer Approval

In a HIA contract, it makes note that 'Planning Approval' influences when the builder can apply for a Building Permit. In our development, our build needs to be approved…

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stanks
Nov 02, 2021 11:26 am
felant
felant
2 November

Who can build these - Adelaide?

Who can build these - Adelaide?

Thanks. A bit of a drive, but my be worth it!

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felant
Nov 02, 2021 9:14 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
2 November

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Awesome! keep us all informed as to how you go with the design and build :)

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Ashington Homes
Nov 02, 2021 9:10 am
Ashington Homes
Annunox
Annunox
1 November

F5 instead of MGP10

F5 instead of MGP10

Thanks Ardo. Will check out :)

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Annunox
Nov 01, 2021 9:05 pm
KangarooBuilder
KangarooBuilder
1 November

VMIA insurance claim

VMIA insurance claim

We have pulled down and started the frame again with support from Insurance.

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KangarooBuilder
Nov 01, 2021 7:24 pm
michaelyoni64
michaelyoni64
1 November

Solar system question

Solar system question

And seriously look at the company doing the work. We are in WA and the company that installed air con had been operating for many years and had lots of customer reviews. …

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michaelyoni64
Nov 01, 2021 5:20 pm
michaelyoni64
michaelyoni64
1 November

Exact Location of Dwelling to be Pegged by Owner

Exact Location of Dwelling to be Pegged by Owner

Well our builder was supposed to repeg our property (so that home is in the correct position but never did. He used a reference point on the road as the reference point. …

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michaelyoni64
Nov 01, 2021 5:12 pm
AseDE
AseDE
1 November

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi, Is this built with Heble Power Panel XL for both levels? How many render quotes and which manufacture?

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AseDE
Nov 01, 2021 2:38 pm
wekin
wekin
1 November

KDR - Clarendon Boston 34 Sydney

KDR - Clarendon Boston 34 Sydney

We did start before the construction CDC approved due to collapsed of partial of the building. You obtain a different CDC for demolition.

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wekin
Nov 01, 2021 11:05 am
vikiran
vikiran
31 October

Metronest Homes

Metronest Homes
1, 2, 3

Hi , I am considering building with Metronest and have followed your journey until last year. Can you please provid an update on handover and your review of the home?…

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vikiran
Oct 31, 2021 8:56 pm
vikiran
settler
settler
31 October

House in Europe

House in Europe
QLD

Anyone in here who has moved and built a house in Europe? Is it affordable? I am thinking of moving to Sweden as I have met a girl from there. I follow a construction…

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settler
Oct 31, 2021 9:23 am
Fore2
Fore2
30 October

Integrale Homes - Won't honour Price Freeze or refund

Integrale Homes - Won't honour Price Freeze or refund

If I was you I would walk away and cop the $3,500 on the chin and learn from it! Why would you stay and give them your business now knowing how they do business. Next…

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Fore2
Oct 30, 2021 8:40 pm
Tarn
Tarn
30 October

Roof brick colours

Roof brick colours

We are going with Blugum bricks (Austral) monument gutters and shale grey roof wooden look garage door. I’m worried the roof will be too light. Has anyone got this…

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Tarn
Oct 30, 2021 4:45 pm

If our builder is refusing to fix items on our PCI report, what standing do I, as the owner, have? The internal sliding door has been installed very poorly (batten added…

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joannc
Oct 29, 2021 2:05 pm

The minimum distance between FFL and natural ground?

The minimum distance between FFL and natural ground?

Do your think you can help out an old engineer? My navara has seen better days and I was eyeing off a ?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 29, 2021 1:52 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
SunshineCoast
SunshineCoast
28 October

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?
QLD

I would strongly recommend never building with Integrale Homes. I have had the worst experience dealing with them. My guess is they actively take…

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SunshineCoast
Oct 28, 2021 9:57 pm
Yoto80
Yoto80
28 October

Experience of Building in Cairns

Experience of Building in Cairns
ACT

Hi there - thanks for sharing! That’s a good idea to contact previous clients, something I will keep in mind for sure. I’m still in very early stages of research…

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Yoto80
Oct 28, 2021 9:30 pm
Hosinator
Hosinator
28 October

Building in Canberra - Costs

Building in Canberra - Costs
NSW

Can you please let us know who the builders are?

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Hosinator
Oct 28, 2021 8:16 pm
CBPH
CBPH
28 October

BAL Compliance

BAL Compliance
VIC

Thanks for that very much appreciated.

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CBPH
Oct 28, 2021 5:14 pm
aussieta
aussieta
28 October

lintels above windows

lintels above windows
VIC

The answer is yes (if I understand your question correctly) Do you want me to email you a copy of AS1684 ( the timber framing code?) cheers Simeon thanks , i would…

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aussieta
Oct 28, 2021 3:16 pm
aussieta
Newqldhome
Newqldhome
28 October

Sharing costs of retaining wall

Sharing costs of retaining wall

The retaining wall is on top of the boundary line. Our neighbor cut the land and we filled to the boundary, roughly the same height.

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Newqldhome
Oct 28, 2021 11:37 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
28 October

Preliminary plan agreement

Preliminary plan agreement

Bendi1 Our resident legal expert should be able to give you better advice, but generally there should be a 10 day cooling off period, I know in NSW this is the…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 28, 2021 9:18 am
Ashington Homes
Nawal
Nawal
27 October

Facade upgrade

Facade upgrade
NSW

Has anybody done facade upgrade with Firstyle Homes? Any idea how much does it cost to upgrade to Delta facade and also adding a balcony?

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Nawal
Oct 27, 2021 10:19 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 October

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Just a couple of obvious things Your proposal of fake compliance is based on dishonesty, is that really what you want to do? If someone snitches on you or when your…

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building-expert
Oct 27, 2021 7:48 pm
building-expert
b.q
b.q
27 October

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Thank you for the reference. I will get in touch with them and find out. Unfortunately, we don't own the land yet but have a couple of blocks in sight. Knowing how much it…

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b.q
Oct 27, 2021 6:27 pm
andy60
andy60
26 October

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi did the build complete? Did you choose hebel facade?

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andy60
Oct 26, 2021 10:34 pm
anged
anged
26 October

Bayside build

Bayside build

Thomas archer can alter their designs for a fee if you select one of their pre designed plans. We about to start building with them on approx the same size block.…

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anged
Oct 26, 2021 7:02 pm
stanks
stanks
26 October

Developer Approval

Developer Approval

Has anyone had a situation where Developer Approval has held up the process of the builder applying for a building permit? I don't see in our HIA contract where the…

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stanks
Oct 26, 2021 6:06 pm

New build questions

New build questions

Hi ez007 , It sounds like a building defect. You…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 26, 2021 5:50 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Jeffreylze
Jeffreylze
25 October

Custom build - Mancini Made

Custom build - Mancini Made

Hi, First time building here. We've been browsing around for a custom builder in the south-east region of Melbourne and came across Mancini Made, seems to have a lot of…

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Jeffreylze
Oct 25, 2021 10:43 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
25 October

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

Pretty hard to tell from those few photos, but in saying that what you have there looks very average. I would be definitely getting a building inspector, get one that is…

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Doozer1905
Oct 25, 2021 8:11 pm
idev
idev
25 October

Hebel Power Floor

Hebel Power Floor

thanks alexp79 and @ashington Homes

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idev
Oct 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Home_Heart
Home_Heart
25 October

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Our build started this week, minor earthworks getting ready for Septic system, rainwater tank and slab. We've received our official notification of commencement, with…

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Home_Heart
Oct 25, 2021 3:43 pm
Home_Heart
Gunay
Gunay
25 October

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?
SA

Hi Guys, We have recently bought a quite old house on a 730sqm block and was thinking of living renovating at the time of purchase. We were there for a shock of the…

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Gunay
Oct 25, 2021 1:17 pm
Gunay
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Steel vs Timber Pricing

Steel vs Timber Pricing

floor framed area, we just find that an easy way to compare

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Ashington Homes

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