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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
andy8
andy8
12 h

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

Insulation for Internal wall, between floors

Insulation for Internal wall, between floors

Insulating internal walls is a good idea - I always do it. Helps reduce noise transmission and helps with thermal insulation. Do you want thermal insulation or acoustic…

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gommeqld
Feb 23, 2024 5:20 pm
r_13
r_13
22 h

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

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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19424
Ashington Homes
Feb 23, 2024 8:47 am
Ashington Homes
Manny007
Manny007
Yesterday

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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62801
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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991
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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858
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
GusM
GusM
18 February

Floor Plan Questions

Floor Plan Questions
VIC

Thanks heaps for the reply and detailed markup. You've put a fair bit of effort into that! 1. I agree and I think we will change it to this 2. We hadn't considered…

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GusM
Feb 18, 2024 6:21 pm
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
Kippers01
Kippers01
15 February

Water-proofing and liquidated damages

Water-proofing and liquidated damages

Liquidated damages should be set out in in your contract as a $ amount per working days, or days, or weeks delay beyond the contract duration. You can offset this from…

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Kippers01
Feb 15, 2024 3:25 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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2322
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
14 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

Hi Everyone, We are around a month into the new construction year and work has ramped up. January was frustrating. I found that this year a lot of tradies took extended…

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Ashington Homes
Feb 14, 2024 5:38 am
Ashington Homes
Richard Williams
Richard Williams
13 February

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor
NSW

So a quick calculation is $55m2 which is very good. I'm not sure if they have distribution in other states. I might make an enquiry. I am in central Victoria planning to…

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Richard Williams
Feb 13, 2024 7:01 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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988
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
cobrossaj
cobrossaj
7 February

Anyone using Bellriver bulder and doing the turnkey projects

Anyone using Bellriver bulder and doing the turnkey projects
NSW

Anyone using Bellriver bulder and doing the turnkey projects

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494
cobrossaj
Feb 07, 2024 10:44 am
on3_cool
on3_cool
6 February

P vs H2 Slabs

P vs H2 Slabs
VIC

my suspicion - some builders, they do usually make 'odd' settings in their site plan / pricing as their standards - being hopeful that first - the initial price is…

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on3_cool
Feb 06, 2024 10:56 pm
on3_cool
on3_cool
5 February

Mimosa Homes

Mimosa Homes
VIC

9 years later since my first post. The house they built for me in 2014 was a good one. 9 years later there has been no major issues (touch wood). Minor issues. I am…

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on3_cool
Feb 05, 2024 9:55 pm
Ownitsucks
Ownitsucks
5 February

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD
1, 2

They are rubbish , from office to site , poor work quality , rubbish management, no QC, tonnes of reason to get rid of responsibilities, if anyone will to consider them…

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Ownitsucks
Feb 05, 2024 9:20 pm
niickshushi
niickshushi
5 February

Pool Builders, in and around The Hills Greater Sydney

Pool Builders, in and around The Hills Greater Sydney
NSW

Thanks again Simeon for being so elaborate. Appreciate it. Its gives us a very idea. Kind Regards

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niickshushi
Feb 05, 2024 9:10 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
5 February

Two storey house construction cost

Two storey house construction cost

No Problem can you send me another text? I get a lot of calls and text so have misplaced yours Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Feb 05, 2024 5:20 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
5 February

Provincial style hone external colours

Provincial style hone external colours
NSW

The Dulux colour consultants are awesome. If you show them the photos they should be able to figure it out for you straight away

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602
Ashington Homes
Feb 05, 2024 3:45 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
5 February

Skirting and Floorboard space

Skirting and Floorboard space

Joe Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. If you haven't sorted this already you need to caulk this gap. Not sure where you are but if you are in Sydney I can…

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Ashington Homes
Feb 05, 2024 8:46 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
4 February

which builder to choose

which builder to choose

Anthony Firstly, wow you have put a lot of work into your list of questions! Great job and they are mostly valid questions that a builder should be able to answer. As…

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Ashington Homes
Feb 04, 2024 6:16 am
Ashington Homes
obiwon
obiwon
31 January

Is swimming pool cost effective to add value to new build?

Is swimming pool cost effective to add value to new build?

The last home I lived in didn't have a pool and when i went to sell it the agents were not happy, even telling me to put one in to sell the place. The agents weren't happy…

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obiwon
Jan 31, 2024 8:55 pm
obiwon
obiwon
obiwon
31 January

3m ceilings

3m ceilings

I was quoting framing timber sizes from Australian Standard AS1684.4 Table A13 for 2700mm wall heights Tile Roof, single storey. This Australian Standard doesn't refer to…

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obiwon
Jan 31, 2024 8:14 pm
obiwon
cmckay
cmckay
31 January

Assistance with Exterior Roof and Brick Colours

Assistance with Exterior Roof and Brick Colours

Hi all, I am currently building through Simmonds and stuck deciding on my exterior cement roof titles and brick colours. The front and fascade of the house is a pretty…

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1057
cmckay
Jan 31, 2024 3:55 pm

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