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mockkie
mockkie
28 October 2022

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 12:08 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
24 May

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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100%, going too often removes the excitement. We are waiting for our gyprock to go in now after i did the pre-lining inspection this morning. I dont really want to see it…

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nickmaj
May 24, 2024 10:31 am
bpratt
bpratt
16 May

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Thank you. She had a pretty good life, and pleased I was able to keep her around for 23 years after Dad had passed. I had some friends set up this page, which really…

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bpratt
May 16, 2024 3:22 pm
xena
xena
53 m

Knockdown Rebuild Floor Plan

Knockdown Rebuild Floor Plan
NSW

Wow, this plan is amazing. Thank you so much for your time, oklouise. A few technical questions if that is OK. Can indirect southern light really effectively go through…

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xena
Jul 18, 2024 5:35 am

External steps

External steps

Hi All, Can someone point me to whom I can obtain a quote for external steps? I need 4 @ 1.57M & 5 @ 2.36M wide steps to include : strip footing, face bricksworks…

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Sleepless Knights
Jul 17, 2024 7:23 pm

Recessed or Surface Mounted LED under overhead cabin

Recessed or Surface Mounted LED under overhead cabin

In kitchen design, want to run the full recessed LED channel under overhead cabin including the undermount rangehood (BOASH Series8 - 282mm deep). cabinet guy said the…

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Sara thy
Jul 17, 2024 3:51 pm

media room in white

media room in white

that's a lot of "it depends" Is it just a room with a TV you plan on watching, oris it a theatre where you'd like to recreate some sense of occasion? If the former,…

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ponzutwo
Jul 17, 2024 1:56 pm

Wall wrap

Wall wrap

Anyone have an recommendations on wall wrap insulation? My energy rating simply says non-glare vapour permeable wall wrap. There seem to be products on the market with…

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stefcep
Jul 17, 2024 1:41 pm
Gia
Gia
18 h

Provisional variations

Provisional variations

Hi there Hoping you can help me, in our contract we have provisional cost. Where there are around 54 provisional items. Some items have come in over the provisional…

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Gia
Jul 17, 2024 12:38 pm

Recommend me an architect / designer please

Recommend me an architect / designer please
NSW

I'm looking for a person or team who can design and get the DA for my KDR. I'm building in Lane Cove Council and it needs to be a DA due to higher height limit. I like…

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echelon6
Jul 17, 2024 9:56 am

Poor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpa

Poor Ground Bearing result..less than 100kpa

Andrea You are welcome. I know we over engineer our slabs, as we have to give a 6 year structural warranty so we think its prudent to spend a little extra up front, for…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 17, 2024 6:26 am
Ashington Homes

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount
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Hi Everyone I had a call from Beacon today. Apparently they are very grateful that I have been referring so many people. So to make the referrals easier they have given…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 16, 2024 5:31 pm
Ashington Homes

Knockdown rebuild process - basic order of steps

Knockdown rebuild process - basic order of steps
NSW

Hi echelon6 If you like, give me a call and I will walk you through the steps to take and even put you in touch with people who can help you. I can also give you some…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 16, 2024 5:28 pm
Ashington Homes
SJT76
SJT76
16 July

Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)

Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)
1, 2, 3

We're still happy with the place - nothing falling down around our ears yet. Just stay on top of everything, and insist where it is important to you. The landscaper…

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SJT76
Jul 16, 2024 9:07 am
jonathanbi
jonathanbi
16 July

Urgent help please

Urgent help please

Hi everyone, So, in my contract, I have thermally broken windows. But the builder said they couldn’t find any windows that were compliant to our house. So we helped…

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jonathanbi
Jul 16, 2024 1:53 am

Help please... Contract

Help please... Contract

Can anyone please suggest a good building lawyer to me? The builder has walked away.claiming we had breached the contract by not signing variation for them! clause13

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JoannePalermo
Jul 15, 2024 9:32 pm
JoannePalermo
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 July

feature wall color

feature wall color

I always picked up a colour in the curtains to avoid a clash. I also found that darker tones of any colour added impact which is the whole point of having a feature wall.

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SaveH2O
Jul 15, 2024 9:15 pm
SaveH2O

Is this a fair cost for a build?

Is this a fair cost for a build?

PM me your email and I will send you a spreadsheet break up of costs we use, but based on Sydney rates. It should be helpful though so you can gauge what actually goes…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 15, 2024 5:27 pm
Ashington Homes

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

Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site
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To help others plan their flame zone build, in the coming days I will do a reconciliation of the major category of costs. I just have to finalise some of the client…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 15, 2024 5:19 pm
Ashington Homes

I need the forum's help to find a new designer

I need the forum's help to find a new designer

Thanks for the insight. Pretty surprised that anyone would do this to a regular customer. They are probably in a comfort zone with you for too long. Good of you always…

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Infinite-Justice
Jul 15, 2024 2:50 pm
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Sleepless Knights
Jul 15, 2024 7:33 am
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
15 July

Help - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connection

Help - Insufficient fall for sewerage house connection
QLD

The recommendation from the soil report may meant >600mm in depth. However this recommendation is for deep dropper vertical pipes in class E (if you have to use one). My…

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Eng. B A
Jul 15, 2024 6:24 am
Dougo
Dougo
14 July

New house build - Passive House

New house build - Passive House
1, 2, 3

Last first,¨The Passive House concept¨. Australia is already moving towards more sealed houses. The problem as I see it is that there seems to be little understanding of…

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Dougo
Jul 14, 2024 3:38 pm

I would also extend the pantry into that space, so the powder room is an L shape. Can you show a bit more of what the pantry area looks like? I had similar on my design…

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CallyNoon
Jul 14, 2024 2:03 pm
Sunny84
Sunny84
14 July

Occupation Certificate

Occupation Certificate
NSW

Thanks both I will take a look at the DA and ask my certifier as well.

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Sunny84
Jul 14, 2024 1:58 pm
Dougo
Dougo
12 July

Pre wire for solar panels and Roof supporting solar panels.

Pre wire for solar panels and Roof supporting solar panels.

Forgot to mention that if you are designing a new house, the best orientation for panels is facing East & West. Then generation starts early (breakfast) & ends later. If…

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Dougo
Jul 12, 2024 11:20 pm

I just got word that the bricks will be completed by mid next week. That's just about on time for when I was initially told the would begin! They have worked extremely…

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Dr_rock
Jul 12, 2024 4:31 pm

Just now in half sun

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KnockItDown
Jul 12, 2024 11:00 am
KnockItDown

cladding on first floor

cladding on first floor
NSW

Ok Thank you. Yes we are thinking to upgrade the cladding Axon . Although Cladding is not our choice but this is cost effective.

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narrowblock07
Jul 12, 2024 10:47 am
dayoyads
dayoyads
11 July

Tribeca Home

Tribeca Home

Hi Sherry121, Good afternoon, How's your experience with tribeca, we are about to sign in for full turn key contract soon

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dayoyads
Jul 11, 2024 4:23 pm

it's definitely not looking nice. My builder will give the first floor cladding. We are not very comfortable with this cladding. What cladding you have used. Our is strip…

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narrowblock07
Jul 11, 2024 12:36 pm

Kitchen cabinet filler panels

Kitchen cabinet filler panels

Yes you could trim those with an oscillating saw to stop the toe stubbing, but it will be incredibly ugly as you will see the unpainted timber. Also have you thought…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 11, 2024 5:36 am
Ashington Homes

Rainwater BASIX requirements

Rainwater BASIX requirements

You can ask the plumber to run 2 pipes to you laundry. One connected to the mains and one to the tank ( i did this in my home) I find that if you just turn your pump off…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 10, 2024 3:35 pm
Ashington Homes

Building with Meridian homes

Building with Meridian homes
NSW

Hi , We liked meridian homes plan and they are custom builder. Any advice or experience with Meridian homes will be help to make our descion.

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narrowblock07
Jul 10, 2024 2:03 pm

Building with Meridian Homes

Building with Meridian Homes

Hi No one replied you yet for Meridian homes. Did you go with them ? We are talking with meridian homes and going next stage. Any advice or your experience?

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narrowblock07
Jul 10, 2024 1:59 pm

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor
NSW

Hi Everyone, Would just like to add comment to this forum know that ALPHAFLOOR is used extensively across Australia by many well known project home builders as well as…

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xcemalphafloor
Jul 10, 2024 12:18 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
10 July

BASIX

BASIX

BASIX is fairly simple but the thermal comfort potion of BASIX is the most difficult. It’s best to have an energy assessor rate the house rather than using the BASIX…

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Bimbob
Jul 10, 2024 6:38 am

Flooring Installer Sydney - Engineered, Hybrid & Carpet

Flooring Installer Sydney - Engineered, Hybrid & Carpet

Hi Everyone One of my pet peeves about the construction industry is the quality of flooring installers as generally they are unlicensed and unregulated. In 2009 the…

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Ashington Homes
Jul 10, 2024 6:35 am
Ashington Homes
nickmaj
nickmaj
9 July

Flooring post handover

Flooring post handover

Skirting removal, but they are actually an excellent choice. Obviously better than laminate flooring. My parents had hybrid flooring (spotted gum) for around 8-10 years,…

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nickmaj
Jul 09, 2024 5:20 pm
Kim87
Kim87
9 July

Looking for Arborist in Whitehorse

Looking for Arborist in Whitehorse
VIC

Hi, we are in whitehorse council & have issues with TPZ. Although we only have fruits trees but cant do much due to SLO9. We have couple of trees over 5 meter. I think if…

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Kim87
Jul 09, 2024 9:19 am
ck14
ck14
8 July

Mimosa homes

Mimosa homes

Hi, I’m building with Mimosa and PCI is in next month. So far so good. In my experience, building with volume builders is always a risk. Actually building itself Is a…

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ck14
Jul 08, 2024 11:18 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

Overcapitalise on forever home??

Overcapitalise on forever home??

Over capitalise. Enjoy yourself. You only live once, be happy

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:32 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

Frame overhang Double Glaze Sliding door and Void above

Frame overhang Double Glaze Sliding door and Void above

It may be a sill rebate so that your bottom bricks support the door frame. Check with builder thiugh

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:30 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

U values

U values

No they do not

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:16 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
8 July

Crossover removal and curb reinstall

Crossover removal and curb reinstall

Anyone can do it. Its reinstatement has to be to council regulations though. No inspection required. Best to ask builder to include it. They will remove, repair,…

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Bimbob
Jul 08, 2024 5:05 am

Building with Metricon – Vantage 44 + Granny - in West Penna

Building with Metricon – Vantage 44 + Granny - in West Penna
NSW
1, 2

Hi Ramesh, congrats on a beautiful build! We also built with Metricon, Vantage, quite similar to yours, in the Shire. We finished ours in 2019, barely any issues at all.…

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Hurlingham
Jul 07, 2024 3:59 pm

1st time built home, on paper map looked great, reality was far different, I now have a looooooooong living room, and I have no idea how to properly utilize it, anyone has…

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ownerinproblem
Jul 07, 2024 10:17 am

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