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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?
1 ... 35, 36, 37

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
1 ... 60, 61, 62

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

uPVC or Thermally Broken windows

uPVC or Thermally Broken windows

Hi stonesthrow. Thanks for your reply. I'd be happy to go with uPVC if the builder gave back my money! They charged us for Thermally Broken, but are giving us uPVC. :(!

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stonesthrow
Jun 17, 2024 10:46 pm

Wall wrap requriement for brick veneer walls with timber fra

Wall wrap requriement for brick veneer walls with timber fra

We used pro clima walls and roof. It's a high quality product (good vapour permeability and water resistance) and can withstand UV for a long period of time. Pro clima's…

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stonesthrow
Jun 17, 2024 9:20 pm

Build house under $400k?

Build house under $400k?
NSW

Depends on a lot of things. There would be volume builders still building homes of that size for under 400k. If you want a custom builder, you will have to search for a…

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stonesthrow
Jun 17, 2024 9:07 pm

Metricon Electricals

Metricon Electricals

Understand it would be very dated but do you have this price list available?

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camsirhc
Jun 17, 2024 5:48 pm

Metricon Studio M Costing

Metricon Studio M Costing

Understand some time has passed since this post - are you able to share any details Rowan.g?

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camsirhc
Jun 17, 2024 5:44 pm

Rough price guide for boundary fencing

Rough price guide for boundary fencing
QLD

Well, not sure of 80m, but to give you an idea. For 1.8m high colourbond around 72m worth; Our right hand side fence: 26.88m - which also included 200mm treated pine…

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nickmaj
Jun 17, 2024 2:24 pm

Doing driveway after handover

Doing driveway after handover

Not sure, we are doing our driveway during build, our builder MJH has allowed us to get our own trade to do it before handover (lucky in that aspect). But we are still…

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nickmaj
Jun 17, 2024 2:17 pm
EasyE
EasyE
18 h

What Are These Overhead Cables?

What Are These Overhead Cables?

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows what are these overhead cables? We're looking to redevelop the property and builder is saying these cables should be removed as…

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EasyE
Jun 17, 2024 10:32 am

Upgrading from N3 to N4 wind rating

Upgrading from N3 to N4 wind rating

It depends on how much load coming on the wall framing. However you can use more top and bottom plates and studs and/or higher timber grade if required to maintain the 70mm frame.

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Eng. B A
Jun 17, 2024 5:32 am
Mofflepop
Mofflepop
Yesterday

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

I agree! I have found reading this so helpful! But it stopped at ‘fixing’ stage? What happened next? Also, I’d love to know who was your first private inspector…

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Mofflepop
Jun 16, 2024 10:09 pm
Mofflepop

NEED TRADESMAN APPROXIMATE PRICING - KIT VS MODULAR

NEED TRADESMAN APPROXIMATE PRICING - KIT VS MODULAR
VIC

I tried to upload the photos but I don't think it worked.

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alwaysanxious
Jun 16, 2024 4:39 pm
alwaysanxious
Dr_rock
Dr_rock
16 June

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

First time build: Custom narrow riverside home in WA

Sadly no movement on site since soak wells went in. There are also missing/wrong storm water drains which need to be sorted, along with a broken pipe. Plumbing has been…

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Dr_rock
Jun 16, 2024 3:03 pm

Not sure which part of Perth you are in, but here is a list i've been gathering of builders who specialise in renovations/extensions. Not sure how many do new builds, but…

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ML24WA
Jun 15, 2024 10:51 pm
CallyNoon
CallyNoon
15 June

Volume Builder DA requesting tree removal

Volume Builder DA requesting tree removal

In my council in Vic, before even starting on the plans my builder asked me to engage the council about a tree on the footpath that was in the way for a driveway. They had…

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CallyNoon
Jun 15, 2024 10:09 pm
jagberg
jagberg
15 June

How many hot water system in double storey home

How many hot water system in double storey home
NSW

I faced a similar dilemma when building my double-storey home. A 26L gas instantaneous water heater is generally good, but it might struggle when multiple bathrooms and…

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jagberg
Jun 15, 2024 5:31 am

Update time: In my last post I had everything programmed to the minute for June a 13 handover....well that didn't happen as you can see from the photos below. We seemed…

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Ashington Homes
Jun 15, 2024 5:02 am
Ashington Homes
nickmaj
nickmaj
14 June

Cabinetry / Tiling / Painting

Cabinetry / Tiling / Painting

Thanks for this.. seems we are closer to the end that we realized.. just ours are in a different order it appears.

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nickmaj
Jun 14, 2024 3:53 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
14 June

Advice needed for first time build in Perth

Advice needed for first time build in Perth
WA

granny can live in the garage. just give her a few extra blankets rofl

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ponzutwo
Jun 14, 2024 11:24 am

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield

Designing, Building & Developing a Luxury home in Lindfield
1, 2, 3, 4

Glad the codes saved you a few $ I was talking about demolition only. And yes most of my prices were around teh $40,000 mark and I had one as high as $60,000.

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Ashington Homes
Jun 14, 2024 6:03 am
Ashington Homes
JoshHead
JoshHead
13 June

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount

Beacon Lighting 20% Discount
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Simeon, I have just sent you a PM regarding referral codes if that is still an option? Thanks in advance! Josh

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JoshHead
Jun 13, 2024 1:48 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
13 June

What are our rights with our draftsman and the completion of

What are our rights with our draftsman and the completion of

I second taking your plans elsewhere. They're yours (unless you ended up in one of those cheaper arrangements where you don't own the rights and the build will be tendered…

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ponzutwo
Jun 13, 2024 11:05 am
Train-lhdm
Train-lhdm
13 June

TIPS for newby, MOJO Lido 28 for KDR 20 km west of Sydney

TIPS for newby, MOJO Lido 28 for KDR 20 km west of Sydney
NSW

Hi , I went through CDC. Wish you all the best with your KDR

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Train-lhdm
Jun 13, 2024 10:24 am
nickmaj
nickmaj
12 June

EOT and Rainy Days

EOT and Rainy Days

Yep, should get an email similar to a variation email. Mine from MJH were a email with an attachment "Extension of time claim - inclement weather" - no mentions of price…

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nickmaj
Jun 12, 2024 3:20 pm
jonathanbi
jonathanbi
11 June

Window Installation

Window Installation

Which window is more expensive to install, and roughly by how much? uPVC or Thermally Brokens? Thanks everyone!

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jonathanbi
Jun 11, 2024 3:30 pm
Pulse
Pulse
10 June

Capping used under JH Cladding in Façade

Capping used under JH Cladding in Façade

details like this are not shown on the elevation, talk the builder if you can’t live with it, expect to pay for the alteration though.

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Pulse
Jun 10, 2024 8:05 pm
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
10 June

Frame overhang Double Glaze Sliding door and Void above

Frame overhang Double Glaze Sliding door and Void above

The frame work needs to be fully and adequately supported as they are most of the time the load bearer. A steel angle bolted to slab edge and bottom plate could do the…

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Eng. B A
Jun 10, 2024 8:35 am
kakaciii
kakaciii
9 June

Provision for landscape lighting

Provision for landscape lighting

At which stage should I prepare for this, presumably post-handover at the landscaping design stage? But should the sparky provision for this when he does the rough in? I…

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kakaciii
Jun 09, 2024 10:27 pm
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
9 June

No Occupancy Certificate

No Occupancy Certificate

If the vapour barrier is there, and the builder has photographic evidence of it, this is usually should satisfy your certifier, unless he is not happy with something else…

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Eng. B A
Jun 09, 2024 5:02 am
TomG
TomG
7 June

Henley homes - Amalfi 34 build

Henley homes - Amalfi 34 build

Hi George, are you available to talk.

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TomG
Jun 07, 2024 7:35 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
7 June

Windows

Windows

Hmm, i feel like if materials or windows that are cheaper, should be refunded back. I have seen multiple reports of customers having builders refund money or reduce the…

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nickmaj
Jun 07, 2024 5:31 pm
ljg1964
ljg1964
7 June

Sienna Homes - Reviews?

Sienna Homes - Reviews?
VIC

I would think twice. I have signed up with Sienna to build a town house. My first question to them was, will there be a hold up on the build if all the town houses are…

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ljg1964
Jun 07, 2024 4:30 pm
Jumaxel
Jumaxel
7 June

Skirting

Skirting

Hi Everyone, Building a house at the moment and planning to install Timber (glue down) after handover , and I asked the builder to "Tack on" only for downstairs area, so…

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Jumaxel
Jun 07, 2024 3:51 pm
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
7 June

2nd Options

2nd Options

Regardless of the trees route undermining your footings and slab or not. Trees need to be away from the buildings as per the BCA requirements below otherwise the design…

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Eng. B A
Jun 07, 2024 8:15 am

Advice Needed for Renewing Balustrades in Melbourne

Advice Needed for Renewing Balustrades in Melbourne
VIC

I am in the market for renewing the balustrades for my Melbourne home. I am keen to hear from you about your experiences and tips especially around the…

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samuelkedge
Jun 06, 2024 9:32 pm
samuelkedge
stefcep
stefcep
6 June

New home build: Heat pump HWS instead of Rainwater tank

New home build: Heat pump HWS instead of Rainwater tank

That's brilliant would appreciate if you have you can locate the other doc so I can use it with my discussion with the building surveyor

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stefcep
Jun 06, 2024 9:19 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
6 June

Overcapitalise on forever home??

Overcapitalise on forever home??

overcapitalizing on your forever home sound great, until something changes and its not your forever home any more. loss of an income, partner, divorce, Family emergency…

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ponzutwo
Jun 06, 2024 1:36 pm

Building with Madison Homes??

Building with Madison Homes??
SA

Hi Wendy I sincerely hope you didn’t build with Madison Homes..

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moodyblue1977
Jun 04, 2024 7:22 pm
CDL1968
CDL1968
4 June

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 115, 116, 117

I enquired about the hotel on the corner of Leakes and Palmers roads. This is the response: We…

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CDL1968
Jun 04, 2024 1:48 pm
CDL1968

Are these windows gaps and uneven brick finishing acceptable

Are these windows gaps and uneven brick finishing acceptable

B, You and I know each other well outside of the forum, and I really like you. So I am not meaning any ill will by the following comments. I have been with you on this…

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Ashington Homes
Jun 04, 2024 7:30 am
Ashington Homes
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
3 June

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?

Builder in liquidation - collecting stage certificates?
QLD

You need to get back to your contract terms of termination. Generally you have the right for getting all signed forms for the work completed and paid for by you, specially…

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Eng. B A
Jun 03, 2024 6:19 pm
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LouLou86
Jun 03, 2024 4:25 pm
stefcep
stefcep
2 June

Costs of knock down rebuild in Melbourne 2024

Costs of knock down rebuild in Melbourne 2024

I'm on that journey. I had to demolish a single story brick veneer on concrete raft slab about 220 sq meters for about $19k. They took forever to get a permit and I…

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stefcep
Jun 02, 2024 11:33 am
Letisha
Letisha
2 June

House and land package Guidance

House and land package Guidance

Hi everyone, I'm very new to the housing market and would appreciate any guidance. I have found what I think is a good land and home package. Marketed as "turnkey".…

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Letisha
Jun 02, 2024 9:46 am
stefcep
stefcep
1 June

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

Builder Recommendation >> CG vs TA vs Glenvill vs Metricon

My neighbour started with Metricon in November 2023. Its nearly done, with painting just finished. 60 squares with pool at the back

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stefcep
Jun 01, 2024 7:59 pm
stefcep
stefcep
1 June

Water connection for New Build

Water connection for New Build

I had to do this 2 weeks ago. I'm in Melbourne. The water company was Ok if moved upto 600 mm sideways. Any more than that and they wanted $$. The water meter connects…

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stefcep
Jun 01, 2024 7:51 pm

Been a busy time of late with plenty happening in the backyard. The pavers (Atlantic Grey Marble) have been installed along with the pool filter / pump / and heater.

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KnockItDown
May 31, 2024 9:33 am
KnockItDown

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