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Kippers01
Kippers01
26 November

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Dont get distracted by bits of blue tape on cosmetic paint blemishes that will be quickly touched up later. Focus on the main game! Get a professional inspection at PCI…

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Kippers01
Nov 26, 2021 11:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

New home Salesman, Owners with apps, Designers, Artists, Architects are now becoming front line estimators and builders, well they think they are? LOL, Certifiers,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MCKINNA
MCKINNA
25 November

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Hi Dreamhome32 I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front? Thanks,

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MCKINNA
Nov 25, 2021 3:23 pm
idev
idev
25 November

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)
1, 2, 3

Thanks r_13 I am assuming that cost is just not only supply/install but also engineering needed to support powerfloor weight and thickness.

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idev
Nov 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Tell us where you are! No point giving you Sydney builders if you live in SA, NT or WA. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Velux skylights facing East

Velux skylights facing East

If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows. You can get external and internal shade devices as…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:15 pm

Yeah, we're finally building. Council planning and CLC Aprovals took a while...but we've now started.

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SistersBeach
Nov 24, 2021 8:14 pm
SistersBeach
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
24 November

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Hello Everyone. I bought from signature at hteir ponds project. Never again very poor customer service and the delays are beyond crazy. We bought in aug 2018 Orginal…

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Twistedspiky
Nov 24, 2021 5:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 November

Which builders service Service Eastern Suburbs?

Which builders service Service Eastern Suburbs?

Hey chenbatsu Welcome to the forum I suggest you spend no more than 5 grand on 1st stage Bim Sketches , Data/proofs and Costings. Do you need a graphic image explaining…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 24, 2021 9:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Living Nightmare
Living Nightmare
24 November

DJ Roberts

DJ Roberts
QLD
1, 2

I'm currently building with DJ's, it's a living nightmare, I'd strongly consider going with someone /anyone else. It could not be much worse than staying building with these guys

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Living Nightmare
Nov 24, 2021 9:07 am
chars0974
chars0974
23 November

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi- did you get your plans sorted out, or at least an answer on your facade? Which facade did they put in your master plans? i do C5 modified facade but…

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chars0974
Nov 23, 2021 9:16 pm
ensecit
ensecit
23 November

What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?

What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?

Hi all , I’ve gathered that most project home will have the stage of a consolidated tender where all requirements are consolidated and drawn up in the plan. There will…

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ensecit
Nov 23, 2021 9:11 pm
Simonhome
Simonhome
23 November

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build
WA
1, 2

Unfortunately Martyn is the guy you see 'A current Affair' chasing down the road. The parent company Complete will not help either, totally disassociated itself. I…

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Simonhome
Nov 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Simonhome
nalmeida1269
nalmeida1269
23 November

Building with Adenbrook homes

Building with Adenbrook homes

Hi, I am also contemplating between Adenbrook and Macdonald Jones. I am on tight budget so Adenbrook seems cheaper. Would you be kind enough to share what kind of…

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nalmeida1269
Nov 23, 2021 1:47 pm
tailor
tailor
23 November

building house on Kachina Drive Mount barker

building house on Kachina Drive Mount barker

i need a solution for this as i donot want to push my garage back or house back otherwise there will be no space at the back side. "For this lot, our engineer has fud…

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tailor
Nov 23, 2021 1:13 pm
bigrizz
bigrizz
22 November

We built in Brisbane with “Omni Built Homes” and we’re delig

We built in Brisbane with “Omni Built Homes” and we’re delig

Hi Parkway. My wife and I are looking at building on a battle axe block in Fairfield in Brisbane. I'd be really interested to see your floor plans, if you wouldn't mind…

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bigrizz
Nov 22, 2021 11:21 am
sart
sart
21 November

[Melbourne West]Homebuilders with void in their design

[Melbourne West]Homebuilders with void in their design

Try sandford 47 from prestige range. It also has master downstairs

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sart
Nov 21, 2021 11:09 pm
jay4542
jay4542
21 November

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality
VIC

They are doing a fantastic work, even our third party inspectors are giving a very good reviews in compared to the other jobs that they have visited. Because of the…

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jay4542
Nov 21, 2021 12:05 pm
Building2021
Building2021
20 November

Definition of “completion” of build

Definition of “completion” of build

Thanks @Ashington Homes. Yes makes sense that lock up is a little early to claim ‘completion’. I thought there would be many others experiencing similar issues from…

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Building2021
Nov 20, 2021 9:12 pm
Infinite-Justice
Infinite-Justice
20 November

Top 3 Quality Builders for Sydney NSW

Top 3 Quality Builders for Sydney NSW
NSW

Honestly can't fault the comments and advices that you have kindly provided in various posts, most if not all of which are valuable. But this:…

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Infinite-Justice
Nov 20, 2021 9:09 pm
Aakit
Aakit
19 November

Carlisle Homes Build Contract

Carlisle Homes Build Contract

We are in the process of building with Carlisle homes easy living. Its a double storey home of 35sq. We liked their floor and display as such but I have a few questions…

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Aakit
Nov 19, 2021 3:39 pm
NewHM2021
NewHM2021
19 November

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

We have now had face to face appointments - made changes to many selections done via Zoom previously. Face-to-face appointments can't be replaced by Zoom appointments.

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NewHM2021
Nov 19, 2021 2:16 pm
Liliana
Liliana
19 November

Planning problems Elements estate and the Wyndham area

Planning problems Elements estate and the Wyndham area

This article is the first in a short series published in the Guardian last Monday on the future of Australian housing and talks mainly about planning deficiencies in new…

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Liliana
Nov 19, 2021 12:14 pm
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Contracts-Specialist
Nov 19, 2021 11:48 am
Contracts-Specialist
robw17
robw17
18 November

Hit the Rock

Hit the Rock

During the build we lived in the adjacent property so it was no accident that one of the security cameras was pointed next door at the construction. My security system…

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robw17
Nov 18, 2021 10:26 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
18 November

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already
WA

Unfortunately every builder is delayed right now, lack of supplies and trades are not helping at all.

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Echo2k3
Nov 18, 2021 8:33 pm

Squeaking floor

Squeaking floor

Hi kikiK You might want to check your contract…

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Contracts-Specialist
Nov 18, 2021 5:55 pm
Contracts-Specialist
vlad
vlad
18 November

Floor plan critique, please !?

Floor plan critique, please !?
QLD

Hello from Norway! What a house! Congratulations. Thought I'd give some thoughts on your floor plan, if that's alright. Blue clouds - how do you want to…

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vlad
Nov 18, 2021 2:40 pm
MNT91
MNT91
18 November

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!
NSW
1, 2

Hi all! We're looking to build the Republica 36 and have recently received a prelim cost estimation with site cost of close to $80k! We almost fell off our chair when we…

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MNT91
Nov 18, 2021 2:10 pm
jga
jga
18 November

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2

Yeah thats a pretty good outline of the process, we just received our 'final tender' and concept plan and have noticed a few items missing... wonder if that means I need…

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jga
Nov 18, 2021 2:03 pm
MegKo
MegKo
18 November

Hebel Or Bricks

Hebel Or Bricks
1, 2, 3

Hi rameshbhai... how' your experience with Hebel been? Would love to hear pros and cons you experienced so far :) Thanks

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MegKo
Nov 18, 2021 10:34 am

As many people have little spaces in the home office and in offices also. So yes, multi-functional furniture become very helpful. On my home office desk, there is ample…

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zaydenwood42
Nov 17, 2021 10:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 November

Council cost blues by Carlisle

Council cost blues by Carlisle

Take your design breakdown the major components and compare it with online builders homes/prices Salesmen are the least trusted professionals and most are being replaced…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 17, 2021 12:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Noname
Noname
17 November

NON COMPLIANT FIRE RATED CLADDING

NON COMPLIANT FIRE RATED CLADDING

are you certain its non compliant? How did you verify? In any case the builder is responsible for building your home to plan.

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Noname
Nov 17, 2021 9:17 am
Mane
Mane
17 November

Building Warranty Insurance for Tradespeople

Building Warranty Insurance for Tradespeople

The VBA states the following: Registered builders, contractors and tradespeople must…

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Mane
Nov 17, 2021 8:09 am
J Smith
J Smith
17 November

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

Hi Union, What was your site costs vs base cost + upgrades. I am looking at Boston 42 as well? I have a 2m drop from front to back and they are estimating over $115K in…

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J Smith
Nov 17, 2021 12:31 am
Carrotzstick
Carrotzstick
16 November

Thomas archer custom build

Thomas archer custom build

Hi there was wondering whether anyone has had any experience with Thomas Archer custom build and what sort of m2 price I should be looking at. Also a bit worried that…

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Carrotzstick
Nov 16, 2021 11:52 pm
J Smith
J Smith
16 November

Clarendon boston 42

Clarendon boston 42

Thinking about building a Boston 42 in Sydney- but rather expensive

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J Smith
Nov 16, 2021 11:22 pm
chippy
chippy
16 November

Re: Potential Building Dispute: Top Floor 500mm Too Short

Re: Potential Building Dispute: Top Floor 500mm Too Short
WA

bushpiglet Please see my post on your other post. Might be a good idea to delete or merge the 2 posts so all answers are in the same place.

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chippy
Nov 16, 2021 8:54 pm
chippy

The framers got some work done today, was an empty slab yesterday. Frames are probably 90% done at the moment, some ties still to be done & some of the roof trusses over…

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Spazzen
Nov 16, 2021 6:59 pm
jayare
jayare
16 November

Oakville NSW - Zero Lot on 12M Frontage and Garage 4.5M

Oakville NSW - Zero Lot on 12M Frontage and Garage 4.5M

To add to my OP - we were told that any block 12M or less wouldn’t be able to have a double garage (~5.5M).

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jayare
Nov 16, 2021 6:49 pm
jake_paul
jake_paul
16 November

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

have a friendly conversation with the neighbor, hear their reason, if they give a proper explanation accept it or if they answer rudely you can take legal action by the…

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jake_paul
Nov 16, 2021 4:32 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
16 November

What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

We are building at the moment in Sydney and that's the $/m2 rate rounded up including site costs. All services are available at the front of the lot, no septic etc or…

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Phil of Sydney
Nov 16, 2021 2:16 pm
nodyorc
nodyorc
16 November

Is concrete around new home required?

Is concrete around new home required?

Thanks noname. Yeah ive been getting mixed advice on this. some say dont need to because its piered and has drainage points, but others say i need them. I was…

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nodyorc
Nov 16, 2021 12:25 pm
Legendary
Legendary
16 November

Builder Not Progressing

Builder Not Progressing

I would suggest speaking to a lawyer who has experience in this area - it might be an immediate cost outlay but good advice will save you money and time. The VMIA claims…

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Legendary
Nov 16, 2021 9:58 am
E563
E563
16 November

Austral Leeuwin Bricks

Austral Leeuwin Bricks
WA

Hi all, About to commence build #3! I wanted to use Austral Leeuwin bricks, but was recommended against it as they can look busy. Unfortunately, the only pictures I can…

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E563
Nov 16, 2021 2:41 am
Pulse
Pulse
15 November

Thermal bridging on a “Shed and Homes” kit house

Thermal bridging on a “Shed and Homes” kit house

the thermal break must be between cladding and steel framing

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Pulse
Nov 15, 2021 11:03 pm
shortman
shortman
15 November

Proposed Parramatta LEP 2020

Proposed Parramatta LEP 2020

Struggling to work out how the new proposed Parramatta LEP will calculate the floor space area. Anyone have any input? https://participate.cityofparramatta.ns ... /draft-LEP

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shortman
Nov 15, 2021 9:12 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
15 November

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

Hi EP1 I'll PM you. Not an expert but my duplex build is in a flood zone as well. I am in North Ryde and I applied to Ryde council for their required FFL's and they gave…

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Ashington Homes
Nov 15, 2021 8:02 pm
Ashington Homes
Noname
Noname
15 November

Rules around bathroom windows.

Rules around bathroom windows.

My understanding is that privacy matters are managed around having visibility to a neighbor's habitable rooms (overlooking). Coincidentally a bathroom is not habitable.…

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Noname
Nov 15, 2021 3:14 pm

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