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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 8:09 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 4:09 pm
domwild
domwild
3 August

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

I managed to get the builder to install plugs (sockets) on the rafters. If the LED burns out or I do not like the colour, then I do not have to call in the electrician. I…

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domwild
Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am

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 10:00 pm

windows, doors, bracing board exposed to rain during build

windows, doors, bracing board exposed to rain during build

Hi all, just reposted my questions here: Are the materials still okay after being exposed to the rain for 1-2 months like this (not raining continuously though. A few days…

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htn2021
Oct 15, 2021 7:30 pm

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 7:03 pm

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Correct, the cladding is represented by the thinner wall line on the upper level.

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KnockItDown
Oct 15, 2021 6:00 pm
KnockItDown

Worried about Alfresco pier

Worried about Alfresco pier
VIC
1, 2

It's only half a joke, that's what we're doing right now. This time planning and reviewing ever little thing upfront. Fun story: when we built our first house, the…

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strannik
Oct 15, 2021 3:38 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 1:19 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 7:48 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 2:57 pm

Decisions decisions… really liking #2 and #4 , i like how #2 goes well with our existing colour but i also like how #4 pops

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CD12JD
Oct 14, 2021 1:24 pm
CD12JD

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 11:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Sam15c
Sam15c
14 October

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

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

Hey Everyone I am planning to build an Investment house in Brisbane and all contracts have been signed a few months ago. As there is a shortage in timber builder has free…

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Sam15c
Oct 14, 2021 10:23 am
Justice123
Justice123
14 October

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Currently looking at house and land packages in Metricon's Freedom range, I notice this is recent build promoted by Metricon for many new estates. Does anyone have any…

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Justice123
Oct 14, 2021 10:10 am
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 8:29 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 5:32 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 5:24 pm
GLO
GLO
13 October

Are NSW COVID restrictions impacting the build/remedial work

Are NSW COVID restrictions impacting the build/remedial work
NSW

I hope you get your piers and slabs down now, as it has been at least few weeks for trades that could return to uninhabited building sites. If its any consolation, it…

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GLO
Oct 13, 2021 12:27 pm
felant
felant
13 October

Getting a price

Getting a price

Thanks again.

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felant
Oct 13, 2021 8:11 am
D and B
D and B
12 October

Coral Homes - Monash 32MK2 - Nightmare

Coral Homes - Monash 32MK2 - Nightmare
NSW

Sharing our build journey photos as a caution to others building with Coral. This was our second build with Coral, the first was 5 years ago and was pretty good. Build…

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D and B
Oct 12, 2021 9:00 pm
D and B
tarunkumar
tarunkumar
12 October

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Hi John Thanks for your feedback. I have already consulted the lawyer and signed the variations with some minor changes. Cheers Tarun

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tarunkumar
Oct 12, 2021 8:17 pm
ashftc
ashftc
12 October

Building Aegean 45 with Henley in Life Estate, Point Cook

Building Aegean 45 with Henley in Life Estate, Point Cook

Hey. Thank you for your response. I am looking at around Werribee, Harpley state. Any idea about that estate or suburb? If you don't me asking can you share what size of…

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ashftc
Oct 12, 2021 7:47 pm
ashftc
Mane
Mane
12 October

VMIA insurance claim

VMIA insurance claim

I am so sorry to hear that. What have you ended up doing?

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Mane
Oct 12, 2021 7:06 pm
Noname
Noname
12 October

Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

Sorry mate I think you're going to find a lot of commonality among builders, especially production line volume builders. Or just even between subcontracted trades. It's…

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Noname
Oct 12, 2021 3:49 pm
makido
makido
12 October

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey
VIC

Receive our demolition permit today. Still waiting for asset protection and gas abolishment then it's good to demolish the house :)

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makido
Oct 12, 2021 2:11 pm
Davos
Davos
12 October

Powder room - layout advice needed

Powder room - layout advice needed
VIC

We haven’t built yet, but we renovated a few years ago and had an open ensuite with toilet. We built the toilet in and put in a sliding door and while privacy isn’t as…

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Davos
Oct 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Davos
jo_buildandreno
jo_buildandreno
12 October

Porter Davis Grange Build(Lots of questions!) Waldorf Grange

Porter Davis Grange Build(Lots of questions!) Waldorf Grange

Thanks Jason! Great info! Yes... we are looking at subdividing and keeping the other house as an investment or sell to pay down debt. I really appreciate the advice! :-D

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jo_buildandreno
Oct 12, 2021 10:16 am
galisuman
galisuman
12 October

DJ Roberts

DJ Roberts
QLD
1, 2

Hi All I know its an old post but did anyone got their build done in 2021 or getting contracts signed with DJ roberts

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galisuman
Oct 12, 2021 9:05 am
Chelle Belle
Chelle Belle
12 October

GJ Gardner Montville

GJ Gardner Montville

Hi, we have the frame up and now waiting for the roof and windows to go in. Next will the the plumbing and electrical rough in. Covid and lack of supplies has slowed us…

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Chelle Belle
Oct 12, 2021 7:47 am
chars0974
chars0974
11 October

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

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

Congrats and wish you have a smooth journey with TA. Just wondering who gave you the joinery list and selections (sales or BC)? Have you finished your style appointment?…

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chars0974
Oct 11, 2021 9:37 pm

Oh wow we can upload photos now! Here you go peeps!

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defdaz
Oct 11, 2021 8:10 pm
jay4542
jay4542
11 October

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality

Symmetric homes - job status, progress and quality
VIC

As of today, our lockup was done and invoiced (along with the meter connection charges around 750$ which does not include in the contract price) on 13th Sept last month.…

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jay4542
Oct 11, 2021 8:04 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
11 October

Fowler Homes Dump Soil on my Block of Land

Fowler Homes Dump Soil on my Block of Land

That's great news! I want to give Fowler a plug. I managed to see one of their homes on the weekend and I was very surprised at the quality. The workmanship is…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 11, 2021 10:52 am
Ashington Homes

Ceiling height discrepancy - new build

Ceiling height discrepancy - new build
VIC

Hi ksun1985 If your builder does not build according to plan, and does not rectify the mistake, you may try to resolve the issue by first…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 11, 2021 10:23 am
Contracts-Specialist
union
union
11 October

Clarendon boston 42

Clarendon boston 42

Anyone currently building the boston 42 from clarendon?

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union
Oct 11, 2021 9:54 am
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
11 October

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Hi Zorson, The weight of Hebel Powerpanel does need to be taken into consideration in the engineering calculation for your project. Hebel install guide outlines what…

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Pedro4137
Oct 11, 2021 8:32 am
Flamingo
Flamingo
11 October

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?

Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?
WA
1, 2

Hi Jihn, do you operate in Australia? I clicked the website and you are based in Papatoetoe Manukau.

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Flamingo
Oct 11, 2021 7:02 am
shaidas
shaidas
10 October

Million dollar home in Perth

Million dollar home in Perth
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Now since I am here may as well post an update, ground floor brick works was completed within 3 weeks and the site has been left clean as a whistle. I went and checked…

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shaidas
Oct 10, 2021 10:01 pm
gvishal
gvishal
10 October

Exterior colour selection

Exterior colour selection
NSW

Hi All , Could you please suggest how does the choices match up for the skilloon roof . Windows - Monument Fascia , Gutter - Monument Roof - Windspray The roof will…

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gvishal
Oct 10, 2021 9:44 pm
41202
41202
10 October

Harpley Estate

Harpley Estate
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

all good

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41202
Oct 10, 2021 5:56 pm
41202
Suem1
Suem1
10 October

Porcelain tiles scratched

Porcelain tiles scratched

Hi I have recently built and moved into my new house and have porcelain floor tiles - it’s been 3 months now and seems like the tiles keep getting scratches - the…

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Suem1
Oct 10, 2021 4:09 pm
eszo
eszo
10 October

New build - Water tank sited below house

New build - Water tank sited below house
VIC

Hi folks, First time builder here seeking some feedback from those far more experienced than I. Our block has a reasonable slope (5 meter fall back to front over 55m)…

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eszo
Oct 10, 2021 3:48 pm
CalvinHobbes
CalvinHobbes
10 October

Balmoral 34 MKI Majestic Facade (Syd) - Handover 16.11.15

Balmoral 34 MKI Majestic Facade (Syd) - Handover 16.11.15
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Last major project to undertake is landscaping. Hoping to get this done before December 2021: Front - fix Magnolia Gem garden bed - add azalea garden bed along pedestrian…

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CalvinHobbes
Oct 10, 2021 1:40 pm
CalvinHobbes
Kippers01
Kippers01
10 October

Asbestos found in ground during demolition

Asbestos found in ground during demolition

Yes, slow it down. Don't panic. Inpsect the site carefully. A few bits of material scatterd strategically over the part of the surface does not validate the demolition…

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Kippers01
Oct 10, 2021 10:42 am
AnnH
AnnH
10 October

Variations - by builder

Variations - by builder

Thank you StrictualBIMGuy / we are not completed yet. Still 6-8 weeks from completion probably?

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AnnH
Oct 10, 2021 10:13 am
Ren25
Ren25
10 October

Colorbond Roofing Insulation

Colorbond Roofing Insulation
VIC

I'm interested to know too as on Sunshine Coast and I have raked ceiling with exposed beams so this will be the only insulation method I can have so want the best to…

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Ren25
Oct 10, 2021 5:07 am
galisuman
galisuman
9 October

Choosing builders

Choosing builders

I am first time home buyer. I am from Brisbane and buying a land near moreyfield and looking for a builders who you have personally used. With the world's where is it can…

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galisuman
Oct 09, 2021 6:27 pm
Karar
Karar
9 October

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Fowler removed the soil from my block this afternoon, all good now

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Karar
Oct 09, 2021 5:38 pm

How long did your frame take to arrive?

How long did your frame take to arrive?
QLD

Slab mid August, fame early-mid September. Bricks are currently underway. This is a double storey home in Sydney with a larger builder

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Phil of Sydney
Oct 09, 2021 1:43 pm
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ren_ho
Oct 09, 2021 1:07 pm
stanks
stanks
9 October

HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments

HIA Method 1 vs Method 2 - Progress Payments
1, 2

How would Method 1 vs Method 2, when considering the possible impact of Covid influenced supply delays, be relevant to a build (if at all). If there are delays in supply,…

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stanks
Oct 09, 2021 10:21 am

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