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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

Did you use the same white based tiles for both Indoor living & Outdoor Alfresco for seamless look.…

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Sara thy
Apr 13, 2024 11:49 pm

Is this waterproofing done correctly? The tiler plans to install aluminium angle just before starting tiling and right now my concern is if this is done correctly or…

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ownerinproblem
Apr 13, 2024 10:40 pm

Hi all, I'm building a new home and overall it's been going OK. We've recently got a private inspector in to complete an progress inspection before the internal walls are…

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eviethewestie
Apr 12, 2024 12:13 pm
Metamorf
Metamorf
12 April

DA Application Cost Estimate

DA Application Cost Estimate

A question for all of humanity: how much does an architectural and construction project cost with approval of the “DA” kit in Sydney for a 3-storey villa of 400-600m2?

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Metamorf
Apr 12, 2024 6:27 am
Sara thy
Sara thy
12 April

combining the ceiling fan switch, light switch, dimmer switc

combining the ceiling fan switch, light switch, dimmer switc

Any electricians here please help. 1) Will the Fan need separate switch to ON/OFF/Speed eventhough it comes with Remote 2) how about…

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Sara thy
Apr 12, 2024 1:13 am
pizzashapes
pizzashapes
10 April

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield
1, 2

Always handy to have the facts on hand when relying on agents advice, a lot of times sale agents advice is only good anecdotally, and when you actually dive deeper it's…

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pizzashapes
Apr 10, 2024 5:22 pm
gsj-sa
gsj-sa
10 April

smart or normal switches

smart or normal switches

I am planning to get shelly dimmers added to the non-smart switches that control light. It has no affect on the mechanical functioning of the switch and this is wired…

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gsj-sa
Apr 10, 2024 2:01 pm
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
10 April

New Fence - Boundary

New Fence - Boundary
VIC

Hi, It’s important to keep in mind that dividing fences have thickness, so it’s impracticable to expect them to be wholly constructed within the neighbouring…

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DraftRoom
Apr 10, 2024 10:57 am
DraftRoom

Is it possible to get the Coral Homes Highlands 36 home?

Is it possible to get the Coral Homes Highlands 36 home?
QLD

Hey guys Just wondering if it's possible to get a display home built almost the same way as it is in the display village, I'm specifically thinking of Coral Homes…

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workingwarrior
Apr 10, 2024 3:26 am
beesa888
beesa888
10 April

Build experience - Trend Connection Homes

Build experience - Trend Connection Homes

How has your experience been like so far?

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47236
beesa888
Apr 10, 2024 1:04 am

Frame Cracks & Cuts on Beam

Frame Cracks & Cuts on Beam

This should not happen, when the timber arrives on site, bent studs should be separated to be cut for noggings and blocks. The studs should never be bad enough to…

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building-expert
Apr 09, 2024 6:12 pm
building-expert
judder
judder
8 April

Is this too low vs Cross Over/Street Level?

Is this too low vs Cross Over/Street Level?
VIC

Thanks! I'm spoke to the builder I'm not sure if this is all true but basically went along the lines of they considered all options and if I was to compact and fill it…

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6266
judder
Apr 08, 2024 11:36 pm
tmsani
tmsani
8 April

Demolishing Costs in Perth

Demolishing Costs in Perth
WA

Will the demolishing company remove the trees & stumps as well or do we need to get tree lopper to do the trees before we engage demo company?

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tmsani
Apr 08, 2024 2:44 pm
mark1
mark1
7 April

Storm water overflow pit, is this right?

Storm water overflow pit, is this right?
WA

Thanks for that, the PVC pipe is still about 40cm below ground level and it sticks out of the sand with no end cap or anything on it just open pipe, is this the finished…

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mark1
Apr 07, 2024 9:21 pm
J Glover
J Glover
7 April

XCEM Alphafloor vs Hebel Power Floor Subfloor option

XCEM Alphafloor vs Hebel Power Floor Subfloor option

Would also like an opinion from anyone that has used xcem over hebel for floors. Thanks

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J Glover
Apr 07, 2024 3:15 pm
Ansleena
Ansleena
6 April

Plumber incorrectly installed kitchen drainage pipe

Plumber incorrectly installed kitchen drainage pipe

Thank you... it has not been easy. The builder ended up agreeing to do the repairs and restoration and claim from the plumber's trade insurance.. I am glad it is over…

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Ansleena
Apr 06, 2024 5:42 pm
Ian-Nolan
Ian-Nolan
6 April

Internal brick walls VS timber stud frames?

Internal brick walls VS timber stud frames?

Are there any downsides to double brick internal walls? I want to suggest this to the architect. Ian.

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Ian-Nolan
Apr 06, 2024 5:04 pm
BDL2024
BDL2024
6 April

Elliot Hardie Homes

Elliot Hardie Homes

The reviews are fake - we discovered they are mostly written by their staff or suppliers they deal with. We just built with EHH. The most heartbreaking experience of our…

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15757
BDL2024
Apr 06, 2024 4:36 pm
ppetrovski
ppetrovski
5 April

Building with Wisdom Homes

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

How do you find empire oak is it very fingerprinty?

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3694053
ppetrovski
Apr 05, 2024 10:17 pm

Eden Brae Homes Feedback

Eden Brae Homes Feedback

I built with EB back on 2009. Check out this thread on this forum. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12911&p=154061#p154061 I can't speak for recent expericience however, we had no…

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KnockItDown
Apr 05, 2024 9:26 am
KnockItDown

Slab for 424 sqm house in North Kellyville NSW

Slab for 424 sqm house in North Kellyville NSW
NSW

Petercurtis You able to contact the certifier and get a copy of your structural plans, if they are not in your contract. If your home was approved via CDC then they…

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Ashington Homes
Apr 05, 2024 7:08 am
Ashington Homes
Falcon81
Falcon81
4 April

New Home Build - Boundary Retaining Wall replacement advice

New Home Build - Boundary Retaining Wall replacement advice

Can anyone recommend a good/affordable retaining wall and fence builder that I can get a quote from located in Sydney?

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Falcon81
Apr 04, 2024 10:25 am
Optimist
Optimist
3 April

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

Hey guys, I have just purchased a block of land in Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. The block size is 630 Sq Mtrs (land settlement is due in 6 months). This is purely an…

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Optimist
Apr 03, 2024 10:53 pm
Optimist
Sara thy
Sara thy
3 April

PoE Intercom & NVR Camera

PoE Intercom & NVR Camera

which 1) PoE based video intercom is best for two storey home. I am looking with two monitor, one in GF and another FF so someone in home can…

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Sara thy
Apr 03, 2024 4:14 pm

Custom Build, Pool concreting pics 2/4/2024

Custom Build, Pool concreting pics 2/4/2024
1 ... 4, 5, 6

The main thing is your engineers signed off on it so my opinion doesnt matter :) So happy it's worked out and looks amazing

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Ashington Homes
Apr 03, 2024 12:02 pm
Ashington Homes
cinder
cinder
2 April

Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2
VIC
1 ... 41, 42, 43

I got a notification that someone posted a new post which I saw, now - it's not there! Anyway, we got solar panels done in the past week which has somewhat diminished the…

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cinder
Apr 02, 2024 9:15 pm
cinder

Any feedback on Mojo builds on sloping sites and in Thornton

Any feedback on Mojo builds on sloping sites and in Thornton

Hi, We are looking for a builder that can build a small home (smaller length) on a sloping site. We came across Mojo's Zephyr design 10.6 m wide and 11.5 m length. Does…

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blacknwhite
Apr 02, 2024 8:30 pm
Dr_rock
Dr_rock
2 April

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

A quick update, we didn't have site start before Easter. Summit can't seem to give me a day when they are scheduled to begin, so I'm left with a vague "within 10-20…

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Dr_rock
Apr 02, 2024 6:00 pm

Hi All It has been a few weeks since my last update. The build has been progressing well. No major issues to report. The scaffolding was dropped today, gyprock will be…

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Ashington Homes
Apr 02, 2024 4:56 pm
Ashington Homes
r_13
r_13
2 April

Metricon KDRB designs - Vantage 48 or Franklin 50?

Metricon KDRB designs - Vantage 48 or Franklin 50?

Your best bet might be to go visit the display homes and walk around in them, and take photos. Get a feel for it in person instead of deciding from the floor plan. There…

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r_13
Apr 02, 2024 4:04 pm
r_13
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
2 April

Defects/Items found after final inspection

Defects/Items found after final inspection

The significant date is when receive final payment invoice Check that section of contract Bit of fluff by builders prior to that

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Pedro4137
Apr 02, 2024 3:27 pm
0418332973
0418332973
1 April

Unsigned variations after a new home is completed

Unsigned variations after a new home is completed

Any advice on a builder in NSW who is demanding an extra 22000k after the house is completed and contract paid in full .Standard HIA contract. Never received a variation.…

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0418332973
Apr 01, 2024 8:38 pm
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
1 April

Did your builder comply

Did your builder comply
QLD

It's an unfortunate position for the client to be in, BAL should be identified and reported on well before a contract is issued, and not as a variation. Surely there needs…

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DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 9:50 am
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
1 April

Bushfire Attack Level Compliance

Bushfire Attack Level Compliance
QLD

It is a fairly consistent issue with the building industry as a whole. We strongly believe that "As-Built Verification" should be required and approved by the consultants…

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DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 9:42 am
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
DraftRoom
1 April

Custom builder or pay for own floor plan and take to builder

Custom builder or pay for own floor plan and take to builder
QLD

Hi Mofflepop, I would recommend finding a building designer to prepare plans, they should design to your specified budget. The benefit is you can tender the project out…

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DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 9:18 am
DraftRoom
Kgl61
Kgl61
31 March

Masterton Homes Hydraulics

Masterton Homes Hydraulics

Thanks again. I will ask Masterton if they do this.

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Kgl61
Mar 31, 2024 10:26 pm
JeenB
JeenB
31 March

KDRB in Melbourne south east metro region - Suggestions for

KDRB in Melbourne south east metro region - Suggestions for

Keen to hear from people in the area who have got KDRB done on whom they got the build from? Looking for recommendations. Thanks

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JeenB
Mar 31, 2024 5:05 pm

Hi all, Been browsing project builders' website and saw Masterton with attached granny flat design Seeing bad reviews from masterton in this website/facebook, does…

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kai1020
Mar 29, 2024 11:09 pm
Mb215i
Mb215i
29 March

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

We're did you build house? How did you end up finishing with them?

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Mb215i
Mar 29, 2024 7:10 pm
balajmn
balajmn
29 March

Facade Colors combination

Facade Colors combination
NSW

Thanks. Facade is south facing

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balajmn
Mar 29, 2024 12:18 am

Full Brick Double Storey 38Sq House Price Estimated?

Full Brick Double Storey 38Sq House Price Estimated?
NSW

Hi Kristy Around $1.7-1.8m or around $4,600/sqm. if you PM me your email I will send you a break up in a spreadsheet so you can get an understanding of the costs for…

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Ashington Homes
Mar 28, 2024 1:10 pm
Ashington Homes
Mane
Mane
28 March

VMIA INSURANCE REFUSAL

VMIA INSURANCE REFUSAL

Our previous builder has been refused insurance by VMIA because of his history of incomplete building works. However, he has managed to get building insurance through…

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Mane
Mar 28, 2024 7:50 am
dsssss
dsssss
27 March

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

build with them and about to handover tomorrow pros: design, inclusion are great, but they were advertised what you see (display house) is what you get is kind of false, I…

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dsssss
Mar 27, 2024 7:16 pm
Nezza112
Nezza112
27 March

Hebel PowerFloor vs Traditional Timber Floors

Hebel PowerFloor vs Traditional Timber Floors
1, 2

Do you have insulation in the downstairs ceiling? Not sure if it's possible now but maybe some spray foam insulation in the downstairs ceiling of there isn't any…

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Nezza112
Mar 27, 2024 1:54 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
26 March

Variations on Fixed Price Contract

Variations on Fixed Price Contract
TAS

So AFAIk the outcomes of the BAL ratings form part of a clause that allows them to pass these costs on to you. However the more relevant detail is how did it go from 19…

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ponzutwo
Mar 26, 2024 2:11 pm
McTipper2019
McTipper2019
25 March

Eliston Estate - Clyde, Melbourne

Eliston Estate - Clyde, Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hey all, long shot here but struggling to find information on Eliston Estate - now I imagine you will all be settled into your homes, how are you finding day to day life…

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69044
McTipper2019
Mar 25, 2024 8:41 pm
Lala74
Lala74
25 March

900MM Cooktop over a 600MM built in oven

900MM Cooktop over a 600MM built in oven
SA

My daughter and son in law are about to start building, they are having a 600mm induction cook top and 900mm oven. It's personal preferance :)

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10712
Lala74
Mar 25, 2024 8:31 pm
kakaciii
kakaciii
25 March

Job sequences in fixing and fit-off stage

Job sequences in fixing and fit-off stage

Thanks for much mate. I see that you do cabinets before flooring. For timber flooring, for most parts it's fine because it's got base plates, and for door jabs you can…

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kakaciii
Mar 25, 2024 3:47 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
25 March

Metricon stylish aircon vents

Metricon stylish aircon vents

retail its around double the price of a similar sized actron/dakin system from memory, They are excellent systems though. But with how builder gouge on AC/heating, you…

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ponzutwo
Mar 25, 2024 1:30 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
25 March

Front step at doorway

Front step at doorway

Take a pick with a level sittingo n the slab and a pick with a level sitting on the sill please. This will help us diagnose the issue and therefore a solution. RE,…

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Bimbob
Mar 25, 2024 8:33 am

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