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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 12:08 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 1:21 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 11:44 am
obiwon

Electricity Pit Before Demolition

Electricity Pit Before Demolition

When I dealt with a similar situation, I found that directly informing the electricity provider about the demolition plans helped prevent any service disruptions. This…

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5500
jagberg
Apr 18, 2024 9:01 pm

What is an allowable amount of movement?

What is an allowable amount of movement?

WOW you are spot on. Those trees are on council land and have already caused significant problems. A few years ago the builder had to come back and install a root barrier…

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Newhomebuildquestions
Apr 18, 2024 8:23 pm

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes

Our Carolina (slightly modified) Build With Montgomery Homes
NSW
1, 2

Hello just wanted to see the noise level between the top and bottom floor. Does noise travel. Also do the two lots of stairs bother you

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RogerD68
Apr 18, 2024 6:02 pm

Minimum 100,000 litre water tank

Minimum 100,000 litre water tank

As is per usual for many of the past failed RWH regulations, it is probably traceable to a bureaucrat who's ego overrode the need to seek the appropriate expert…

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594
SaveH2O
Apr 18, 2024 4:45 pm
SaveH2O
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
Yesterday

Does concrete foam filler need to be sealed?

Does concrete foam filler need to be sealed?

There is nothing in the various codes and standards that puts this requirement on the builder to do. I think that is what you are asking. Don't waste time trying to get…

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ponzutwo
Apr 18, 2024 10:46 am
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
Yesterday

Million dollar home in Perth

Million dollar home in Perth
1 ... 4, 5, 6

if you call those builders and ask them, they will give you a range based on finish

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ponzutwo
Apr 18, 2024 10:07 am

I have a house and land. The land is 300 square meter . The construction is near finish(80%) .And I received a slab M class to H class variation $4730, and Drop Edge…

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568
Mandy1222
Apr 17, 2024 7:33 pm
lilijana
lilijana
17 April

Building With AllCastle Homes

Building With AllCastle Homes
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Was your build package mid range ? Yes we did pay extra for upgrades in our internal Color Appoitment have not seen the tiles yet. How long did it take you after the…

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lilijana
Apr 17, 2024 7:29 pm
Noobbuild
Noobbuild
16 April

Hardie Linea Vs BGC Nuline Plus

Hardie Linea Vs BGC Nuline Plus
VIC

We are building a house that was planned to be clad in Hardie Linea, our builder has now requested to swap this for BGC Nuline Plus. They look fairly similar and he has…

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550
Noobbuild
Apr 16, 2024 8:28 pm
Splashers
Splashers
16 April

Waterproofing around door jam?

Waterproofing around door jam?
SA

Disgracefull waterproofing, get an independent qualified inspector ASAP. Do not allow them to…

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1622
Splashers
Apr 16, 2024 5:01 pm
Splashers
T.H
T.H
16 April

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes
NSW

I initially came on here and read these reviews before we chose a builder. We bit the bullet and went with Montgomery cause we heard good things through friends. We are…

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T.H
Apr 16, 2024 4:37 pm
HomeoneHR
HomeoneHR
16 April

Henley Homes

Henley Homes

Hi, If you give a set of criteria as to what means 'good' to you, it'll give others prompts to respond. We considered Henley early on but there were two factors that…

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HomeoneHR
Apr 16, 2024 11:48 am
HomeoneHR
HomeoneHR
16 April

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

Hi, We didn't end up going with them but they were a close second on our list. If our current choice of builder falls through Arli will be next cab off the rank. They…

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14613
HomeoneHR
Apr 16, 2024 11:38 am
kingsway
kingsway
15 April

Builder designers in Melbourne?

Builder designers in Melbourne?

Any recommended small/medium builder designers here in Melbourne Victoria? Thanks

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kingsway
Apr 15, 2024 4:20 pm
lilijana
lilijana
15 April

AllCastle Homes has anyone built in 2023

AllCastle Homes has anyone built in 2023

Hi we are looking to talk to people who have built with them recently. We have signed mid range built contract but identified that a lot of things are not included.…

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640
lilijana
Apr 15, 2024 1:51 am
Sara thy
Sara thy
14 April

White based tiles for both Indoor living & Outdoor Alfresco

White based tiles for both Indoor living & Outdoor Alfresco

thanks. the above one is white Mat tiles and have gripness so going for this Mat tiles for both indoor and outdoor. Beaumont told it can be used in both indoor and…

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Sara thy
Apr 14, 2024 11:22 pm

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

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

In Qld it is a requirement that a builder must have a cost breakdown, for building a home to the same specification, with the same inclusions and the same finish. So ask…

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1693
BuildingandLegal
Apr 14, 2024 10:39 pm
BuildingandLegal

Pre Lining Inspection with defects

Pre Lining Inspection with defects
NSW

There are a lot of private inspectors should have stayed working as tradies!! Firstly, you paid for a professional opinion of the works, if he has picked up on an item he…

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1970
BuildingandLegal
Apr 14, 2024 10:36 pm
BuildingandLegal
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 5:27 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 12:13 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 4:22 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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1390
gsj-sa
Apr 10, 2024 1:01 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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15787
DraftRoom
Apr 10, 2024 9:57 am
DraftRoom
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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47365
beesa888
Apr 10, 2024 12:04 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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10883
building-expert
Apr 09, 2024 5:12 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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judder
Apr 08, 2024 10:36 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 1:44 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 8:21 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 2:15 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 4:42 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 4:04 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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15895
BDL2024
Apr 06, 2024 3:36 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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3699250
ppetrovski
Apr 05, 2024 9:17 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 8:26 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 6:08 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 9:25 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 9:53 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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24935
Sara thy
Apr 03, 2024 3:14 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 11:02 am
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 8:15 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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22925
blacknwhite
Apr 02, 2024 7:30 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 5:00 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 3:56 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 3:04 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 2:27 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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20495
0418332973
Apr 01, 2024 7:38 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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16281
DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 8:50 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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14612
DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 8:42 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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20194
DraftRoom
Apr 01, 2024 8:18 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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16558
Kgl61
Mar 31, 2024 9:26 pm

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