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Althom
Althom
Yesterday

Stolen Water Meter

Stolen Water Meter
WA

Of zero use for water meters though

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Althom
Dec 04, 2021 10:27 am
Althom
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
Yesterday

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

Great to see that you had a good finish after the earlier challenges ! With regards to the Downlights there is a switch at the back which can be just flicked to change…

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Ozshaz
Dec 04, 2021 10:09 am
strannik
strannik
2 December

Lot Street address wrong on the title

Lot Street address wrong on the title
WA

Is it 'wrong' or not as you expected it to be? Are the covenants set by council or someone else? Your 'main entry' doesn't always have to be a driveway. It can be just a…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:14 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
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
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
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
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Lawlumee
Nov 06, 2021 12:04 pm
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
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
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

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
defdaz
defdaz
11 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Coral Homes Daydream 30 with Coolum (I think) portico.

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defdaz
Oct 11, 2021 9:09 pm

Construction Calculators

Construction Calculators
WA

His post on apps never reached a conclusion He also asked for them to be removed? therefore, I would definitely conclude he has an idea and will be back in some other form

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 07, 2021 4:37 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Mikaela3105
Mikaela3105
5 October

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

Buying a first home is an important step that requires a commitment to saving, careful decision making, and thoughtful planning.…

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Mikaela3105
Oct 05, 2021 1:43 pm
Mikaela3105
Noname
Noname
5 October

Builder has not included details and wants signatures

Builder has not included details and wants signatures
WA

Don't get too hung up on Bimboys comments, he's an alarmist and often suggests unrealistic courses of action to first time builders. Don't get overwhelmed by it. While…

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Noname
Oct 05, 2021 10:22 am
amitava79
amitava79
27 September

Falmec

Falmec
WA

How'd the review ..I suppose you have started using it?

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amitava79
Sep 27, 2021 10:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 September

What happens if land measurement comes short

What happens if land measurement comes short
WA

Every Builder I have known won't start until all the boundary marker pegs have been located and checked. If the pegs are visible its a ten minute job to check the…

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bashworth
Sep 18, 2021 10:09 am
bashworth
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
16 September

Hot Water Advice

Hot Water Advice
WA

I would suggest that clause has been deleted in Queensland, I would have to look at it again in the code. You can email the ABCB regarding this they are very helpful.

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Doozer1905
Sep 16, 2021 9:04 pm
Jason526
Jason526
16 September

Signing land contract without building contract

Signing land contract without building contract
WA

As long as it's not a house & land package, you will be fine to purchase the land without a building contract. You will have the freedom to pick a builder with a plan and…

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Jason526
Sep 16, 2021 1:22 pm
Builderg
Builderg
27 August

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 5:09 pm
Jason526
Jason526
13 August

Is it an ok time to start the building process in WA

Is it an ok time to start the building process in WA
WA

It's a difficult question to answer, and there might not be an answer to it. It's the same as asking if it's a good time to buy a property. Looking back 5 years, would it…

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Jason526
Aug 13, 2021 5:00 pm
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Tracyj323
Aug 09, 2021 11:25 am

Planting Tree in Front of Home

Planting Tree in Front of Home
WA

2x2 is a shrub anyway. You don't want any vegetation?

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stonesthrow
Jul 20, 2021 7:58 pm

Hi All, Probably should have checked this earlier but better late than never! We're building in a relatively new estate and our home build plans has the garage being…

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smsaaos
Jun 28, 2021 2:23 pm
smsaaos
smsaaos
smsaaos
25 June

Wall Tiles - installation upto ceiling - Post Handover

Wall Tiles - installation upto ceiling - Post Handover
WA

I'm building with BGC in WA. They are meant to be one of the low cost builders out here! $5500 sounds acceptable Harris Most of the tilers I've reached out to have said…

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smsaaos
Jun 25, 2021 3:16 pm
smsaaos
innerbloom
innerbloom
11 June

Can Someone Please Tell Me the Purpose of a Corner Soffit

Can Someone Please Tell Me the Purpose of a Corner Soffit
WA

it's a different way of breaking up the ceiling. these days a bulkhead / square set opening is more common where the plasterboard drops lower than the cornice (see…

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innerbloom
Jun 11, 2021 11:21 pm
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kelsey
Jun 09, 2021 1:24 pm
nosliw
nosliw
6 June

highbury homes perth

highbury homes perth
WA

Redcripp 1 Aren’t you laying it a bit too thick with your review?

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nosliw
Jun 06, 2021 11:30 pm

When U say Sark every external wall .. do U mean this?

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mustard
May 27, 2021 7:52 pm
kelsey
kelsey
26 May

Is Perth still obsessed with double brick?

Is Perth still obsessed with double brick?
WA

Yeah far out, you’re right google doesn’t give much when you search Thermalite Bricks, I honestly don’t know much about it. I do remember the SIP panels, so I can…

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kelsey
May 26, 2021 11:55 am
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
12 May

Overshadowing

Overshadowing
WA

That's a whole another topic! As you mention, it can also depend on developer or local council requirements, and the building envelope or restrictions on said…

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Sparkyf
May 12, 2021 8:47 pm
Sparkyf
Budapest
Budapest
12 May

KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi thme , Glad I found this thread! Your place looks fantastic! We are in doing the plans up for our KDR in Riverton. 498 sm block but really weird shape (and…

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Budapest
May 12, 2021 1:14 am
smsaaos
smsaaos
8 May

Exterior Colour Suggestion/Feedback

Exterior Colour Suggestion/Feedback
WA

Thanks AnjC for your input. In my head, I see the grey brick giving a very dark look overall to the house as the roof tiles are already quite dark. I’ve seen a few…

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smsaaos
May 08, 2021 9:50 pm
smsaaos
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 March

Energy Efficiency Advice

Energy Efficiency Advice
WA
1, 2

"About U values, yes these look good for low-e but as I say it’s only a reflector of radiant heat whereas double glazing really slows heat conduction. Add…

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ECOECO
Mar 25, 2021 4:58 pm
ECOECO
GLO
GLO
5 March

Seals for garage doors

Seals for garage doors
WA

B&D sent out one if their contractors who adjusted it by setting the panel door to push down harder on the bottom in order to get the top panel to sit closer to the…

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GLO
Mar 05, 2021 11:53 am
Kenny777
Kenny777
7 February

First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living
WA
1, 2

Are you in yet deacon? We should have bricks any day! Very exciting for both of us!

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Kenny777
Feb 07, 2021 12:10 am
ssrm
ssrm
26 January

First Build HGWA- Rivervale

First Build HGWA- Rivervale
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wonderful, thanks

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ssrm
Jan 26, 2021 7:05 pm
ThrottleMonkey
ThrottleMonkey
17 January

Man hole

Man hole
WA

Our man hole is 1000 x 500. Plenty of room for access and lining up the step ladder to climb on up. Our builder had two size options if I remember correctly. As for the…

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ThrottleMonkey
Jan 17, 2021 3:56 pm
NathanPS
NathanPS
17 January

Theatre advice

Theatre advice
WA

Hi mate, I did acoustic insulation throughout plus acoustic plaster board panels, whether it made a huge different or not I’m unsure. The plasterboard though I can tell…

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NathanPS
Jan 17, 2021 10:56 am
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
11 January

Garage wall storage: brooms/sticks

Garage wall storage: brooms/sticks
WA

Thank you Althom. I appreciate your help.

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LandAndHome
Jan 11, 2021 5:45 pm
JShah
JShah
10 January

Ideal Homes WA - Hammond Park

Ideal Homes WA - Hammond Park
WA

Looks great thanks for all the info!! 😀 its really going to help. Can i please ask you the price for notaio walnut polytec? I am thinking that for my kitchen…

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JShah
Jan 10, 2021 10:40 pm
biki
biki
5 January

Anyone building in Alkimos?

Anyone building in Alkimos?
WA
1, 2

All d best for your build. Yeah everything is ok. We bought a ready build house at Wanneroo instead. May be we will build in Alkimos in future. Regards, Sambit

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biki
Jan 05, 2021 2:41 pm
lmcavennie
lmcavennie
3 January

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel
WA

Hi Everyone, I am currently in the process of building a home in Alkimos. We will be undertaking our Pre-Start in January and we are completely stuck on what to do with…

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lmcavennie
Jan 03, 2021 3:41 am
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
1 January

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma
WA
1, 2

Yes, I asked about what are two biggest cars one could fit into a garage. Does it mean that you recommend for the shelves to start from the bottom, and go all the way to…

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LandAndHome
Jan 01, 2021 12:36 am
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Doozer1905
Dec 29, 2020 11:06 pm
kelsey
kelsey
19 December 2020

R Coding issues

R Coding issues
WA

Hi Richard, Thanks for the reply. Our energy report has come back and they have suggested everything you have said here. We haven’t gotten a price yet, but I think…

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kelsey
Dec 19, 2020 10:48 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
16 December 2020

Discolour on new brickwork

Discolour on new brickwork
WA

I would suggest you await your SS to take care of it - don't do anything that will possibly mean you are made responsible for it. Just keep taking lots of photos.

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bluesteel
Dec 16, 2020 9:14 pm
bluesteel
domwild
domwild
9 December 2020

Warranty Period-How do I make sure faults get fixed?

Warranty Period-How do I make sure faults get fixed?
WA

Hi, At the handing over of the keys, the "buffer" of my building supervisor wanted me to fill in their forms with faults I find and then to hand them in at the end of the…

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domwild
Dec 09, 2020 2:05 pm
domwild
domwild
9 December 2020

cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth
WA

Canning Council tells me it used to be $55/m2 and not $75. Should be less for new crossovers, my quote is for replacing a broken crossover. Will get other quotes. Council…

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domwild
Dec 09, 2020 1:36 pm

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