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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 1:08 pm
obiwon
obiwon
29 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 35, 36, 37

I would visit weekly at least so you can take pictures, progress pictures. Be sure to take pictures of around the house slab perimeter and in particular if there is water…

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obiwon
Jan 29, 2024 2:21 pm
obiwon
obiwon
obiwon
31 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

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

Sub boards are handy to have inside if the extra cost works for you. This way you can put an Energex padlock on the main meterbox and just refer to the inside sub…

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obiwon
Jan 31, 2024 12:44 pm
obiwon

Two storey house construction cost

Two storey house construction cost

Hi Simeon @ashington Homes, I am new to this group and just saw this post. I will pm you shortly and hope you can assist. Thank you, Marie.

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MarieD2B
Mar 03, 2024 10:28 am

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

Hi. We are in gerringong and looking at the Monterey split level through McDonald jones. Still no display home for this and nothing much online. Assume yours is…

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Butler48
Mar 03, 2024 10:12 am

NEW BUILD IN FNQ

NEW BUILD IN FNQ

Hi folks, Hope this finds you well. I am looking at a new build in Cannonvale/ Bowen area. To make things worse, it is a C3 zone. The vision is for a double storey house…

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MarieD2B
Mar 02, 2024 1:15 pm
hiluxx
hiluxx
Yesterday

Site cost for a battleaxe plot

Site cost for a battleaxe plot
QLD

Thanks for the insight! My plot is a new development so hopefully I won't have too much problem during build as everyone should be roughly building together. I also…

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hiluxx
Mar 02, 2024 9:44 am
Chaton
Chaton
1 March

Looking for the perfect design - 2 storey in Qld

Looking for the perfect design - 2 storey in Qld
QLD

Thanks Supersleuth - what builder and design did you go with? Agree, the door between pantry and garage just makes sense. We're also looking to extend the outdoor…

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Chaton
Mar 01, 2024 2:45 pm
Chaton
Sara thy
Sara thy
1 March

Joist gap - insulation

Joist gap - insulation

yes building is covering the external wall with warping before bricks

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Sara thy
Mar 01, 2024 1:37 pm
Trevor peters
Trevor peters
29 February

Building Contract and Upgrades

Building Contract and Upgrades
WA

Can I upgrade a solar system from 3.5 kw to 6.5 kw after I have signed a contract

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Trevor peters
Feb 29, 2024 11:44 am
alexp79
alexp79
28 February

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor
NSW

How is the acoustics like? Any noticeable "bouncing"?

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alexp79
Feb 28, 2024 1:35 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 February

Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Alex No we hadnt in recent times. That storm seal looks interesting. I wonder how much it costs? Might call and find out

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Ashington Homes
Feb 27, 2024 3:27 pm
Ashington Homes
oklouise
oklouise
27 February

Floor Plan Questions

Floor Plan Questions
VIC

having built in different rural locations may i suggest that the house should suit the location and needs to be different from homes in town..eg if you will be working…

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oklouise
Feb 27, 2024 11:02 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
26 February

Water-proofing and liquidated damages

Water-proofing and liquidated damages

It worked for me in getting all non notified rain days removed from the builders claim, although the LDs was only $50/day

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Kippers01
Feb 26, 2024 1:22 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
26 February

Changing primary street frontage on a corner block CDC

Changing primary street frontage on a corner block CDC

I have some knowledge and experience with exactly this issue, but I don't want to post publicly. Give me a call if you like on 0431 712 792 and I will tell you what I did

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Ashington Homes
Feb 26, 2024 12:19 pm
Ashington Homes
gommeqld
gommeqld
26 February

Insulation for Internal wall, between floors

Insulation for Internal wall, between floors

Sorry, don't know costs, but there are a couple of very important principles you need to get right (and now) .... (1) never agree to any "upgrade" unless you first know…

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gommeqld
Feb 26, 2024 12:17 pm
michael11
michael11
25 February

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Don't trust anything from signature. Signed with them early 2020 signature at tallawong, 2024 still not complete. They solely blame the builder even though they are the…

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michael11
Feb 25, 2024 11:31 pm
OzKh
OzKh
25 February

Wisdom Homes | Momentum Series

Wisdom Homes | Momentum Series
NSW

Hi Everyone, I am exploring builder in NSW and received a very tempting quote from Wisdom home for their momentum series. I just want to know experience of building…

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OzKh
Feb 25, 2024 4:03 pm
AshZ25
AshZ25
25 February

Slope land builders Melbourne

Slope land builders Melbourne
VIC

Hi All, We have recently purchased a sloping block (3.5m fall building envelope, 6m overall). Just wondering if you know of any good builders that you would recommend for…

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AshZ25
Feb 25, 2024 2:22 pm
ownerinproblem
ownerinproblem
25 February

Staged payment request BUT work not done as per contract

Staged payment request BUT work not done as per contract
SA

1) I had requested R6 ceiling insualtion batts, however I noticed that on some areas there are huge gaps which will allow hot air to sweep in, and also noticed black/grey…

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ownerinproblem
Feb 25, 2024 1:14 pm
Rajiv3382
Rajiv3382
24 February

Building in Vineyard with Rawson

Building in Vineyard with Rawson

Just started the Build process for Chifley 42 with Rawson homes, will keep you all posted with the Build progress.

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Rajiv3382
Feb 24, 2024 12:18 pm
Rajiv3382
andy8
andy8
23 February

Councils over interpreting brick covenant?

Councils over interpreting brick covenant?

I recently hit a snag with my new build with Metricon. On the block I purchased there is an old covenant when the land was subdivided in 1971 that "the exterior walls of…

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andy8
Feb 23, 2024 9:43 pm
r_13
r_13
23 February

Building inspector recommendations for Melbourne VIC?

Building inspector recommendations for Melbourne VIC?

I have posted this before: We hired Darbecca to do every stage inspection, and I strongly recommend them to anyone that asks me. They were amazing. Thorough reports…

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r_13
Feb 23, 2024 11:15 am
r_13
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 February

Building inspector recommendations - Melbourne

Building inspector recommendations - Melbourne

I do enjoy the drama:-D In his latest two videos he has started bringing security guards to site, I am waiting for the punch on to begin lol

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Ashington Homes
Feb 23, 2024 8:47 am
Ashington Homes
Manny007
Manny007
23 February

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount
1, 2, 3

Hi Mate, Could I please get a referral code - sent you a PM. Regards, Manny

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Manny007
Feb 23, 2024 8:08 am
noviice
noviice
21 February

Meter box placed in Facade

Meter box placed in Facade

Excellent contribution.

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noviice
Feb 21, 2024 11:19 pm
suku18
suku18
21 February

Any expereince with Exhibit Design and Construction?

Any expereince with Exhibit Design and Construction?

Hello Hyeuk, Just wondering if you did actually build with EDC constructions? I am hoping to get a quote from them soon and wanted some feedback from someone who has built…

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suku18
Feb 21, 2024 2:17 pm
suku18
suku18
21 February

Fixed Price build Contract Vs Project management build

Fixed Price build Contract Vs Project management build

Thank you so much everyone. This all makes a lot of sense. I guess when you talk to a builder who butters up everything to look very polished, you get to start believing…

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suku18
Feb 21, 2024 12:47 pm
Sean-O
Sean-O
21 February

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

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

There have been a few questions lately asking about Charleston and working with them. I have also noticed that all of those reviews saying anything…

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Sean-O
Feb 21, 2024 11:28 am
Noom
Noom
20 February

Builder refusing to give OP

Builder refusing to give OP
VIC

Hi Anu123 Just wondering, how it ended up? Have you complete the building with other builders? And did you get anywhere with legal action? I also have a case with VCAT…

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Noom
Feb 20, 2024 12:31 pm
Noom
calvinhobbes1
calvinhobbes1
20 February

Advice on new build

Advice on new build

Hello, I am new here and looking for advice on an investment project. I have land in South Ripley (4306) a suburb of Brisbane or rather Ipswich. Plot size: 380 sq…

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calvinhobbes1
Feb 20, 2024 11:28 am
building-expert
building-expert
20 February

Conveyancing & property inspectors for new home build?

Conveyancing & property inspectors for new home build?

If you are in Victoria you have a statutory right to your own building inspector regardless of builder's consent. No negotiations are required. However the builder will…

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building-expert
Feb 20, 2024 8:34 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 February

Rainheads

Rainheads
VIC

The rainhead's overflow lip at the front has to be a minimum 25mm below the gutter's discharge sole. Hard to tell from the photo if it complies but it looks to be…

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SaveH2O
Feb 19, 2024 8:14 pm
SaveH2O
mypitbali
mypitbali
19 February

COLORBOND CORROSION

COLORBOND CORROSION

Wayno29 - I think I have a similar problem - how did you go with getting your problem solved? Do you have any photos for comparison?Any advice?

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mypitbali
Feb 19, 2024 5:03 pm
building-expert
building-expert
18 February

Electrical and plumbing plans post hand-over?

Electrical and plumbing plans post hand-over?

If there have been changes, variations, during construction then the drawings should be revised, the building permit amended and the current, as built drawings given to…

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building-expert
Feb 18, 2024 6:55 pm
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 February

Acrylic garage doors? Anyone?

Acrylic garage doors? Anyone?
SA

It's a classic case of aesthetics subjugating function where style takes precedence over practicality.

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2024 9:56 pm
SaveH2O
ownerinproblem
ownerinproblem
15 February

Building Inspector recommendation in South Australia?

Building Inspector recommendation in South Australia?
SA

Adam Baines Grad Cert Bldg Surv / Grad Dip Bldg Surv / MSAAPA Accredited Building Professional APB20210035 Builders Lic 183023 Pest Control Lic 84868 Ph 0412202336 PO…

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ownerinproblem
Feb 15, 2024 7:36 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
15 February

Sydney Water Board Sewer across House

Sydney Water Board Sewer across House

Understand, There are specialist designers who manage this. If you google "Sydney water service co-ordinators" you will find an approved list. Best to call one and get an…

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Ashington Homes
Feb 15, 2024 3:01 pm
Ashington Homes
dotty
dotty
15 February

Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congrats. I've recently joined the forum, and have caught up with your exciting journey.

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dotty
Feb 15, 2024 12:35 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
15 February

Welcome to 2024 - Gyprocking prices have increased 40%!

Welcome to 2024 - Gyprocking prices have increased 40%!

Tradie may sit at home but will need to get house plastered as well or will you sit it out?

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Pedro4137
Feb 15, 2024 10:04 am
jirskyr
jirskyr
14 February

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 826, 827, 828

oh by the way, 2023 update - we gave up on the build, forfeited the deposit and sold the house. Costs were no longer feasible once a DA was required with suspended slab -…

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jirskyr
Feb 14, 2024 8:37 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
13 February

DA vs CDC (Approval Times) in Ku-ring-gai Council?

DA vs CDC (Approval Times) in Ku-ring-gai Council?

Hi Minho I have heaps of experience in Ku-ring-gai with both DAs and CDC ( this is the main area we build in). DA's are taking 12-18months and CDC's we have been doing…

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Ashington Homes
Feb 13, 2024 5:38 pm
Ashington Homes
dotty
dotty
12 February

KDR - non-inclusions from Overseas

KDR - non-inclusions from Overseas

Thanks. There are plenty of builders around my suburb. I'll make sure to do some door-to-door knocking, or note their building details on the temp fence.

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dotty
Feb 12, 2024 5:08 pm
jossybgood
jossybgood
12 February

Suggestions whether to build my granny flat first or house?

Suggestions whether to build my granny flat first or house?

hi guys. Please be nice. First time home builder in Qld. I would like some feedback please on whether I should build my granny flat first before my main house at the…

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jossybgood
Feb 12, 2024 11:10 am

HomeGroup Vic

HomeGroup Vic

Hi even we are considering to build Madison29 with HomeGroup Victoria in south east suburb. Please drop a message once you get any information.

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Abhilasha.udainiya
Feb 12, 2024 10:13 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
12 February

Resilient mounts with standard 13mm plasterboard

Resilient mounts with standard 13mm plasterboard

What we have done in a few theatres ( including my own) is run 2 layers of 13mm gyprock, but sounds insulation especially for the bass is really tricky as a lot of that…

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Ashington Homes
Feb 12, 2024 4:25 am
Ashington Homes
Mofflepop
Mofflepop
9 February

Should a building contract be checked by lawyers?

Should a building contract be checked by lawyers?

I've decided, after a period of confusion (my building broker told me it's probably not worth it to use a lawyer, but others have said it is a must) that I definitely will…

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Mofflepop
Feb 09, 2024 7:01 pm
Mofflepop
Andrew_Albury
Andrew_Albury
9 February

Long hallway lighting suggestions

Long hallway lighting suggestions
SA

What? It's a lighting question, the control joint is only needed at 12m centres, a bulkhead or change of direction will suffice as a 'break' in the ceiling, just make…

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Andrew_Albury
Feb 09, 2024 3:22 pm
Andrew_Albury
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Ashington Homes
Feb 08, 2024 1:26 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
8 February

Building a new home , insurance questions

Building a new home , insurance questions

Hi Suku18 In NSW the statutory required insurances are: 1. HBCF ( Home Building Compensation Fund) - This is if the builder dies or goes broke. But this only covers 20%…

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Ashington Homes
Feb 08, 2024 6:10 am
Ashington Homes
whichbuilder
whichbuilder
8 February

Survey for those who built recently, building now or soon

Survey for those who built recently, building now or soon
NSW

https://form.jotform.com/240284569218058 Please spare a moment to fill out this survey form for a project. You stand a chance to win a digital gift voucher. Legitimate…

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whichbuilder
Feb 08, 2024 3:29 am

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