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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
wekin
wekin
34 m

KDR - Clarendon Boston 34 Sydney

KDR - Clarendon Boston 34 Sydney

It’ll be probably better to check on Clarendon website Boston 34 for their visual tour so you have better idea what it looks like (but we got rid of the wall between…

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wekin
Oct 29, 2021 7:23 am

F5 instead of MGP10

F5 instead of MGP10

Happy Friday Annoux I think you are going to find that they are pretty much the same thing. But I am not the timber expert so I didn't want to give you that advice. That…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 29, 2021 4:59 am
Ashington Homes

The minimum distance between FFL and natural ground?

The minimum distance between FFL and natural ground?

Happy Friday Chess I am struggling to follow what you are trying to do. I know it has something to do with a retaining wall at the rear and you are worried about…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 29, 2021 4:55 am
Ashington Homes

Integrale Homes - Won't honour Price Freeze or refund

Integrale Homes - Won't honour Price Freeze or refund

Hi everyone, Hoping to get some advice with my new home build with Integrale Homes. I provided Integrale Homes a deposit for the purposes of locking in the base price of…

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SunshineCoast
Oct 28, 2021 10:07 pm

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?
QLD

I would strongly recommend never building with Integrale Homes. I have had the worst experience dealing with them. My guess is they actively take…

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SunshineCoast
Oct 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Yoto80
Yoto80
11 h

Experience of Building in Cairns

Experience of Building in Cairns
ACT

Hi there - thanks for sharing! That’s a good idea to contact previous clients, something I will keep in mind for sure. I’m still in very early stages of research…

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Yoto80
Oct 28, 2021 8:30 pm

Building in Canberra - Costs

Building in Canberra - Costs
NSW

Can you please let us know who the builders are?

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Hosinator
Oct 28, 2021 7:16 pm
CBPH
CBPH
16 h

BAL Compliance

BAL Compliance
VIC

Thanks for that very much appreciated.

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CBPH
Oct 28, 2021 4:14 pm
Chess
Chess
17 h

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

Hi Union, Can I ask when did you get the tender? Is that a recent price? Thanks.

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Chess
Oct 28, 2021 3:21 pm

lintels above windows

lintels above windows
VIC

The answer is yes (if I understand your question correctly) Do you want me to email you a copy of AS1684 ( the timber framing code?) cheers Simeon thanks , i would…

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aussieta
Oct 28, 2021 2:16 pm
aussieta

Sharing costs of retaining wall

Sharing costs of retaining wall

The retaining wall is on top of the boundary line. Our neighbor cut the land and we filled to the boundary, roughly the same height.

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Newqldhome
Oct 28, 2021 10:37 am

Preliminary plan agreement

Preliminary plan agreement

Bendi1 Our resident legal expert should be able to give you better advice, but generally there should be a 10 day cooling off period, I know in NSW this is the…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 28, 2021 8:18 am
Ashington Homes
Nawal
Nawal
Yesterday

Facade upgrade

Facade upgrade
NSW

Has anybody done facade upgrade with Firstyle Homes? Any idea how much does it cost to upgrade to Delta facade and also adding a balcony?

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Nawal
Oct 27, 2021 9:19 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 October

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Just a couple of obvious things Your proposal of fake compliance is based on dishonesty, is that really what you want to do? If someone snitches on you or when your…

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building-expert
Oct 27, 2021 6:48 pm
building-expert
b.q
b.q
27 October

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Thank you for the reference. I will get in touch with them and find out. Unfortunately, we don't own the land yet but have a couple of blocks in sight. Knowing how much it…

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b.q
Oct 27, 2021 5:27 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
27 October

Solar system question

Solar system question

Hi, I am thinking installing a solar system for my home, have no knowledge about it, can you give some…

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Flamingo
Oct 27, 2021 2:36 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 October

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Hi Everyone A quick duplex update. Its been 19 days since I last posted and a bit has happened, but not enough when you are on a tight schedule and interest is…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 1:08 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 October

Time for DA Hornsby?

Time for DA Hornsby?

Natalie3 Allow 4-6 months at the moment, possibly longer. As of the 1st July 2021 all DA's are now lodged through the NSW planning portal for a pre assessment by…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 12:37 pm
Ashington Homes
Natalie3
Natalie3
27 October

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Hi Anita, currently in negotiations with an independent builder called O’Mara Construction. Haven’t gotten tender from them yet (waiting for DA we lodge today yaaaay)…

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Natalie3
Oct 27, 2021 10:50 am
andy60
andy60
26 October

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi did the build complete? Did you choose hebel facade?

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andy60
Oct 26, 2021 9:34 pm
anged
anged
26 October

Bayside build

Bayside build

Thomas archer can alter their designs for a fee if you select one of their pre designed plans. We about to start building with them on approx the same size block.…

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anged
Oct 26, 2021 6:02 pm
stanks
stanks
26 October

Developer Approval

Developer Approval

Has anyone had a situation where Developer Approval has held up the process of the builder applying for a building permit? I don't see in our HIA contract where the…

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stanks
Oct 26, 2021 5:06 pm

New build questions

New build questions

Hi ez007 , It sounds like a building defect. You…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Jeffreylze
Jeffreylze
25 October

Custom build - Mancini Made

Custom build - Mancini Made

Hi, First time building here. We've been browsing around for a custom builder in the south-east region of Melbourne and came across Mancini Made, seems to have a lot of…

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Jeffreylze
Oct 25, 2021 9:43 pm
Sam B6
Sam B6
25 October

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Oh that’s a bit of a concern. I hope they get moving for you again soon. You were moving so well through the steps there for a bit.....

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Sam B6
Oct 25, 2021 9:42 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
25 October

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

Pretty hard to tell from those few photos, but in saying that what you have there looks very average. I would be definitely getting a building inspector, get one that is…

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Doozer1905
Oct 25, 2021 7:11 pm
idev
idev
25 October

Hebel Power Floor

Hebel Power Floor

thanks alexp79 and @ashington Homes

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idev
Oct 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Home_Heart
Home_Heart
25 October

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Our build started this week, minor earthworks getting ready for Septic system, rainwater tank and slab. We've received our official notification of commencement, with…

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Home_Heart
Oct 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Home_Heart
Gunay
Gunay
25 October

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?
SA

Hi Guys, We have recently bought a quite old house on a 730sqm block and was thinking of living renovating at the time of purchase. We were there for a shock of the…

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Gunay
Oct 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Gunay
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Steel vs Timber Pricing

Steel vs Timber Pricing

floor framed area, we just find that an easy way to compare

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 11:12 am
Ashington Homes
adnanmir
adnanmir
25 October

Façade colour scheme

Façade colour scheme
VIC

Thanks, Jason for sharing the details and suggesting something which can give me some direction.

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adnanmir
Oct 25, 2021 11:11 am
Vantage46
Vantage46
25 October

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)
1, 2

Hi TT21, Do you have changes to the original floor plan? I found customize the original plan is very pricy.

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Vantage46
Oct 25, 2021 9:57 am
edwarferg
edwarferg
25 October

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

The lock fence looks precisely like a quick solution to stop the animals from escaping. Not an excellent permanent fence. The best way is to knock…

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edwarferg
Oct 25, 2021 8:38 am
edwarferg

Construction schedule

Construction schedule
NSW

Trial it for 30days, Most are happy to offer an extension if they can see you are offering positive feedback. BTW, you always get grey areas onsite its not always black…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2021 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Shortman It's hard for the project home guys to manage deliveries on Main roads, though I have seen Clarendon do it on a number of occasions. If you are comfortable,…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 7:56 am
Ashington Homes
chars0974
chars0974
24 October

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

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

the facade on Master was not reflected what i picked on PSQ stage, it was so annoying as they simply changed my bedroom floorplan to suit their facade. I reckon drawee…

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chars0974
Oct 24, 2021 10:29 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
24 October

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 809, 810, 811

Oh another question. We will be getting a wall oven and cooktop. While they are available on the Winning Electical website, they are about 30% more expensive then I can…

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diepiggy
Oct 24, 2021 8:03 pm
Esty
Esty
24 October

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

We’re looking to build our first home, double story 5 bedrooms, on 750sqm land. We have looked into a few builders - Metricon, Steve Parcell. Was really hoping to hear…

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Esty
Oct 24, 2021 6:53 pm
strannik
strannik
24 October

Acoustic for a duplex

Acoustic for a duplex

Isn't rockwool fire resistant?

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strannik
Oct 24, 2021 9:37 am
jim78
jim78
23 October

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

Hi New here and new to building, we are considering a knock down rebuild on the Northside of Brisbane, preferably a two storey house, does anyone have any recommendations…

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jim78
Oct 23, 2021 10:08 pm
adnanmir
adnanmir
23 October

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

hi Mate, how did you go for your colour selection , would like to share your exterior color selection ?

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adnanmir
Oct 23, 2021 3:48 pm
Athenak7
Athenak7
23 October

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

We did a Demolistion of fibro house with lots of absestos .. the guys were fantastic .. they are called creative genius excavations .. talk to Stanley

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Athenak7
Oct 23, 2021 3:14 pm

Finally some progress, the slab was poured recently. Eta on frames, i was told 3-5 weeks. So far 3 weeks has elasped and no update, they'll arrive whenever they arrive i…

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Spazzen
Oct 23, 2021 2:18 pm
oklouise
oklouise
23 October

Garage North West facing block orientation

Garage North West facing block orientation

with the a suitable your block will be fine for a new build in Brisbane... check the excellent YourHome.gov.au website for advice about passive solar design, orientation…

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oklouise
Oct 23, 2021 8:06 am

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Custom Floorplan comments and review

I appreciate you sharing such great information. Could you tell me more about…

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lenovolaptop2249
Oct 23, 2021 12:04 am
Wellbuild
Wellbuild
22 October

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

Wardrobes are standard. We only have those drawers (one set) in our main WIR. All the other bedrooms just have the hangers. This was a mistake. We should've done two…

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Wellbuild
Oct 22, 2021 8:29 pm
glutamic
glutamic
22 October

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Good advice, I completely agree. My dream is to build on the block though but just reading some things online like WOLF who suggests $5000+ per sqm is too much at the…

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glutamic
Oct 22, 2021 8:24 pm

If you need a separate powder room, you could possibly carve out some space in the laundry. The existing laundry dimensions look quite generous with lots of potentially…

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mockkie
Oct 22, 2021 3:20 pm
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 1:18 pm

Maybe you could swap the Ens and WIR in the original design? Something like this idea. Probably easier for plumbing work too. Ask your designer to re-model them and check…

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Jason526
Oct 22, 2021 11:31 am

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