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adnanmir
adnanmir
25 October

Façade colour scheme

Façade colour scheme
VIC

Thanks, Jason for sharing the details and suggesting something which can give me some direction.

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adnanmir
Oct 25, 2021 12:11 pm

Construction schedule

Construction schedule
NSW

Trial it for 30days, Most are happy to offer an extension if they can see you are offering positive feedback. BTW, you always get grey areas onsite its not always black…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2021 9:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Shortman It's hard for the project home guys to manage deliveries on Main roads, though I have seen Clarendon do it on a number of occasions. If you are comfortable,…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 8:56 am
Ashington Homes
Esty
Esty
24 October

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

We’re looking to build our first home, double story 5 bedrooms, on 750sqm land. We have looked into a few builders - Metricon, Steve Parcell. Was really hoping to hear…

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Esty
Oct 24, 2021 7:53 pm
strannik
strannik
24 October

Acoustic for a duplex

Acoustic for a duplex

Isn't rockwool fire resistant?

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strannik
Oct 24, 2021 10:37 am
adnanmir
adnanmir
23 October

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

hi Mate, how did you go for your colour selection , would like to share your exterior color selection ?

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adnanmir
Oct 23, 2021 4:48 pm
oklouise
oklouise
23 October

Garage North West facing block orientation

Garage North West facing block orientation

with the a suitable your block will be fine for a new build in Brisbane... check the excellent YourHome.gov.au website for advice about passive solar design, orientation…

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oklouise
Oct 23, 2021 9:06 am
Wellbuild
Wellbuild
22 October

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

Wardrobes are standard. We only have those drawers (one set) in our main WIR. All the other bedrooms just have the hangers. This was a mistake. We should've done two…

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Wellbuild
Oct 22, 2021 9:29 pm
glutamic
glutamic
22 October

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Good advice, I completely agree. My dream is to build on the block though but just reading some things online like WOLF who suggests $5000+ per sqm is too much at the…

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glutamic
Oct 22, 2021 9:24 pm

If you need a separate powder room, you could possibly carve out some space in the laundry. The existing laundry dimensions look quite generous with lots of potentially…

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mockkie
Oct 22, 2021 4:20 pm
Chana463
Chana463
22 October

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work
WA

Hi to all of you, I am new to this forum but I would like to have more information about the experience to work with Home Group in Perth WA. They have amazing designs and…

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Chana463
Oct 22, 2021 2:18 pm

Maybe you could swap the Ens and WIR in the original design? Something like this idea. Probably easier for plumbing work too. Ask your designer to re-model them and check…

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Jason526
Oct 22, 2021 12:31 pm
Chirpee1
Chirpee1
22 October

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

8months into build, still not to lockup stage - two storey. No communication, but whenever I initiate - it's BS....or threats of shutting down my build…

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Chirpee1
Oct 22, 2021 11:05 am
cangransecond
cangransecond
22 October

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Blonde, haven’t got our plans drawn yet. That will happen in the next couple of months I reckon. This is the standard plan https://carlislehomes.com.au/home-desig ...…

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cangransecond
Oct 22, 2021 8:20 am
Wokaaa
Wokaaa
21 October

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Looks like stage 11 will register last week of October

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Wokaaa
Oct 21, 2021 6:51 pm
dom0387
dom0387
21 October

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Thank you so much, I am loving some of the changes you have made! I think you have done a much better job than the “architect” I have paid so much to do. I will…

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 6:24 pm
TheCrows
TheCrows
21 October

GJ Gardner Montville

GJ Gardner Montville

That’s so exciting! How much did you modify the plan? Also, I’d love to see how it’s all tracking. Have you got your build up on Instagram at all?

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TheCrows
Oct 21, 2021 6:23 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
21 October

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

IMO, your brick wall looks perfectly fine. Dont' get too hung up over it. If you go to stare at other people's new build you will be surprised how good yours are. A…

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MyFirst
Oct 21, 2021 11:23 am
AFALDT
AFALDT
20 October

Living with a dark Colourbond roof

Living with a dark Colourbond roof
QLD

Thank you Noname, agree with your points. Certainly not overly concerned, but thought it prudent to see if there were lived experiences we can learn from.

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AFALDT
Oct 20, 2021 5:52 pm
mpricecs
mpricecs
20 October

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens
NSW

Hi all, Has anyone added the A&L supplied Home Style Security Screens to their A!L stacker doors? If so, what are they like. As good as Crimsafe and Secureview as far as…

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mpricecs
Oct 20, 2021 1:42 pm
Smiss
Smiss
20 October

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

Thankyou oklouise. You addressed the exact points I was looking for, and I really like what you did with the design for the kitchen, Master BR and Media room, bed 3 entrance.

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Smiss
Oct 20, 2021 12:23 am
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Rizzier
Oct 19, 2021 9:35 pm
dom0387
dom0387
19 October

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi All, I noticed you mentioned 30% builders margin, this seems very high, but given its a volume builder and Charleston are notorious for being overly expensive this I…

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dom0387
Oct 19, 2021 9:17 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
19 October

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)
WA

What state are you in? If your in WA send me a PM with the actual site address and I'll let you know if it's in a BAL zone

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Doozer1905
Oct 19, 2021 8:29 pm
Jason526
Jason526
19 October

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

I wouldn't get rid of the west window of Dining either if it looks into your backyard. Blinds can fix summer sun glare. If it's a single level house, you can extend out…

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Jason526
Oct 19, 2021 1:54 pm

Is this reasonable for Tiger tails. Anyway way I can reduce this?

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firstimebuild
Oct 18, 2021 3:45 pm

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

Yes. I think it all depends who your site supervisor is.

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Better regulation
Oct 18, 2021 3:33 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
18 October

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Cheers thanks. We had been planning this for a while and looking for the right property at the same time. This opportunity presented itself so we jumped on it.

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KnockItDown
Oct 18, 2021 1:57 pm
KnockItDown
Elle Dee
Elle Dee
18 October

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question
VIC

Hi Randy, trying to get an understanding of airport overlay requirements. Regarding the windows/sliding doors was normal double glazing not enough to be acceptable for…

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Elle Dee
Oct 18, 2021 1:36 pm
Louise62
Louise62
18 October

Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

Please don’t as they have poor workmanship and poor response to requests for repairs

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Louise62
Oct 18, 2021 7:50 am
Legend73
Legend73
18 October

Potential stormwater issue

Potential stormwater issue

Hi all, I am in the initial design stage of building a home on my block of land in a well established inner Melbourne suburb. My block is 10 metres wide and 44 metres…

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Legend73
Oct 18, 2021 5:32 am
grbeattie
grbeattie
17 October

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible
VIC

I just saw the Colorbond option on the Spectra site, just not sure if it is a no-charge option or if it comes at a cost. I understand that the salespeople can't say yes…

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grbeattie
Oct 17, 2021 4:01 pm
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grbeattie
Oct 17, 2021 3:39 pm
Zorson
Zorson
17 October

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Thank you Pedro4137, Correct, Hebel 75mm weighs around 60kg per m2 to 21kg per m2 Scyon Stria cladding 16mm thick. Big difference... We have decided to go with the cladding :)

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Zorson
Oct 17, 2021 3:25 pm
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Jacinta Rich
Oct 17, 2021 3:14 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
17 October

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

The AAC cladding product is fine, but the render systems in the market place do not provide joint protection. The AAC is rarely installed correctly. A lot of AAC…

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Pedro4137
Oct 17, 2021 11:10 am
Pulse
Pulse
16 October

Worried about Alfresco pier

Worried about Alfresco pier
VIC
1, 2

I’d rather see the timber and be able to fix any rot etc. I think enclosing it prevents termite inspection and rot inspection, better to replace with galvanised steel…

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Pulse
Oct 16, 2021 10:34 pm
Blonde
Blonde
16 October

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat
1, 2

Looking forward to seeing your plan and build, following along for builds that will be starting soon.

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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 7:47 pm
Blonde
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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 7:33 pm
Blonde
bexjor
bexjor
16 October

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

How did you both go with Croft Land? parveenkks teeze We are also looking to use them but can't find any reviews

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bexjor
Oct 16, 2021 7:17 pm
Samz_Turra
Samz_Turra
16 October

CDC approval time

CDC approval time

Has anyone had recent experience with NSW planning portal on how long it takes to get a CDC approval for a new development? Our private certifier submitted our application…

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Samz_Turra
Oct 16, 2021 3:46 pm

Noisy steel?

Noisy steel?
1, 2

Thanks for your help. For me the issue doesn’t seem to be the thermal contraction, as I am getting continuous and consistent “clicks” type noises downstairs when…

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usman.hafeez2000
Oct 15, 2021 11:00 pm
oklouise
oklouise
15 October

Kitchen Window privacy

Kitchen Window privacy

consider external shutters operated by electric motor with a switch inside the kitchen...not cheap but very happy with ours

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 8:03 pm

i can't read the dimensions but 5m is too short to include a dining table and seating for a 4 bedroom (6 person? home) consider reversing the kitchen and using the space…

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 2:19 pm

New Concrete Slab cracks

New Concrete Slab cracks
WA

There are degrees of cracking.. you'll just have to wait it out and see if it gets worse. OT If you got onto any issues during the pour, you could make your case stronger…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 15, 2021 8:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Noname
Noname
14 October

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?
VIC

to be fair you won't know until you have some valuations done. That's your next step. However the first red flag should have been the fact you wouldn't be able to get…

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Noname
Oct 14, 2021 3:57 pm

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

All builders would be aware of this... they do get free legal advise from the MBA and HIA If you have the money to challenge the builder ... go for it

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 14, 2021 12:24 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
mox27
mox27
13 October

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Hey Guys, I have signed the contract with Profine to build a house in Clyde North, VIC. So far finished with color selection, obtained building permit but the…

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mox27
Oct 13, 2021 9:29 pm
mustard
mustard
13 October

Laminate flooring after hand over

Laminate flooring after hand over

Hi everyone, I wanted to ask people's thoughts on doing laminate flooring after hand over. Has anyone done this? I'm still working out the cost benefit and just thinking…

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mustard
Oct 13, 2021 6:32 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
13 October

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

We installed Amsterdam 15 months ago into our newly constructed house. It is a great product, very hard wearing and easy to clean. Having now been through one summer and…

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Bebbsy
Oct 13, 2021 6:24 pm

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