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CD12JD
CD12JD
4 October

MOJO HOMES

MOJO HOMES

Hebel has nothing to do with wood frame… Hebel is the material of the outer wall, so you would compare hebel and bricks. Wood frame vs steel frame We looked at…

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CD12JD
Oct 04, 2021 11:10 am
CD12JD
annaHome
annaHome
4 October

Mojo homes

Mojo homes
NSW

Am totally in love with enigma after seeing it at box hill display Anyone have any experience with mojo ? I ask as they are 5 years young company

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annaHome
Oct 04, 2021 8:07 am
BKhan
BKhan
3 October

Thrive Homes in Vineyard

Thrive Homes in Vineyard
NSW

Hi Everyone ! Anyone building with Thrive homes in Vineyard, NSW? I would like some feedback about Vineyard and Thrive homes :) Regards

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BKhan
Oct 03, 2021 9:34 pm
ethel
ethel
3 October

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Signature projects Box Hill - Any reviews ? ***

Hi I used to work there back in 2017 during the sales stage. Kindly check the address on 33 Edmund Street,…

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ethel
Oct 03, 2021 8:23 pm

Hi. I am not so sure about the issues with stacking APs but you can go to Unifi Design Centre (http://www.design.ui.com), upload an image of your floor plan, draw the…

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einsteinmc2
Oct 03, 2021 7:13 pm
Savkovic
Savkovic
3 October

House orientation

House orientation

Hi BlazedSpaniel, thank you for your advise 😊

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Savkovic
Oct 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Sarah.z
Sarah.z
3 October

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Happy to hear that, you were so lucky, I deeply appreciate you sharing your experience with me, it’s so helpful.

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Sarah.z
Oct 03, 2021 12:17 pm
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aussieta
Oct 03, 2021 8:23 am
aussieta
ensecit
ensecit
2 October

Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi all. I am wondering how much extra did people who ended up building with MOJO ended up paying on top of the tender price? I understand that this is highly dependent on…

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ensecit
Oct 02, 2021 9:07 pm
sleepysong
sleepysong
2 October

Registered Certifier + Building Inspector?

Registered Certifier + Building Inspector?

Hi there new here, so sorry if this is an obvious question. We are currently reading through our building contract and have a question about Registered Certifiers. Do we…

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sleepysong
Oct 02, 2021 8:19 pm

Hi there, We are building our home in the Blacktown council and know the setback is 4.5m from the front as per council requirement. Porch: 2.19 length x 1.30…

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Jstan
Oct 02, 2021 7:27 pm
JDMath
JDMath
2 October

Building House in Toowomba Qld

Building House in Toowomba Qld

Hi I am from Melbourne and new to this forum. We are planning to move to Toowomba region and build a house there .Is there anything I have to focus particularly when…

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JDMath
Oct 02, 2021 6:08 pm
Sarah.z
Sarah.z
2 October

Build with Champion homes

Build with Champion homes

Hi Muaustral, could you please give me a bit update of the outcome? Should I sign the tender with Champion homes? Thanks .

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Sarah.z
Oct 02, 2021 4:17 pm
Venkata
Venkata
1 October

The Gables in Box Hill

The Gables in Box Hill
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

sure

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Venkata
Oct 01, 2021 5:21 pm

Building with timber’s upstairs! HELP!

Building with timber’s upstairs! HELP!

Hey alex79 You don't get those costings, until the clients pays the Builder $15K at PPA Stage and the engineering is forthcoming According to the at the intersection of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 01, 2021 3:58 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Superduke
Superduke
1 October

Skillion roof colour

Skillion roof colour

Hi All, I'm in the process of building our new family home and the biggest decision I'm having trouble with is with the roof colour. The house as a split skillion roof…

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Superduke
Oct 01, 2021 3:42 pm
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
1 October

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 860, 861, 862

Hey Fongeo , hope you are keeping well. I was wondering if you went ahead with building Astor 49. We are planning to build Astor 49 as well. However we couldn't find a…

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hash_nanay
Oct 01, 2021 3:08 pm
LS87
LS87
1 October

Building Delays Central West NSW

Building Delays Central West NSW

Hi Everyone! I apologise in advance for the long post, but I am at my wits end, and I am not sure as to how I should proceed. So we are currently building through a…

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LS87
Oct 01, 2021 2:53 pm
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jsmi
Oct 01, 2021 10:21 am
jsmi
Hub
Hub
1 October

knock down and rebuild on the same DA

knock down and rebuild on the same DA

We had ours on separate approvals - demolition on its own CDC approval and the build went through the DA process. For the demolition, the CDC cost about $1000 for the…

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Hub
Oct 01, 2021 10:18 am
Venkata
Venkata
1 October

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW

King Homes Quote is looking competitive. Now I need to understand customers who are building and had built their feedback and the level of their inclusions as compared to…

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Venkata
Oct 01, 2021 9:23 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
30 September

Foundation inspection has been missed. Advice? ಥ_ಥ

Foundation inspection has been missed. Advice? ಥ_ಥ

Thats a fair point, I was assuming that her builder was doing the OC like we do, but a lot of builder make the clients do them. But then the question is, how does she…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 30, 2021 7:47 pm
Ashington Homes
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
30 September

NBN Pit within 1m of crossover extension

NBN Pit within 1m of crossover extension
VIC

A class A pit and lid is one that is not designed to be driven over. NBN would be more interested in you getting close to their pit. You could contact them about…

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 30, 2021 5:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 September

Things to note when you review 'Building Specifications'?

Things to note when you review 'Building Specifications'?

Most free lance designers are feeling the pinch atm and have dropped their rates Shop around 1%-2% is a fair rate. Avoid free sketches from designers they generally get…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 30, 2021 8:30 am
StructuralBIMGuy
TrickyRickyDoo
TrickyRickyDoo
29 September

Montgomery Homes

Montgomery Homes

We are in Lake Macquarie. The friends who built with Montgomery haven't mentioned anything about price increases, I have also asked our sales rep a number of times…

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TrickyRickyDoo
Sep 29, 2021 8:22 pm
savan
savan
29 September

Emperor 41 with Henley-Knock Down Rebuild in Vic

Emperor 41 with Henley-Knock Down Rebuild in Vic

Starting the process of knock down rebuild with Henley Recommendations and experiences Emperor 41 in Plan because of its width ,comparatively small family area But dining…

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savan
Sep 29, 2021 7:01 pm
chippy
chippy
29 September

Private Certifier demanding shower screens in our new build,

Private Certifier demanding shower screens in our new build,
NSW

Hi Phoenix72 Did they give you a reason for this? I'm suspecting that it is related to the positioning of power points in the room. There are very strict rules around…

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chippy
Sep 29, 2021 6:24 pm
chippy
VipinMathew
VipinMathew
29 September

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel

Building Palace 33 with Henley in West Mel
VIC
1, 2

Hi Bruce, You mentioned that you were able to extend the living to compensate for adding the shower to the powder room. How much did that cost you and what was the…

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VipinMathew
Sep 29, 2021 5:16 pm
Noname
Noname
29 September

Energy report...need darker roof?

Energy report...need darker roof?

They've already called out that the raft slab has played a significant role in reducing the energy efficiency rating.

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Noname
Sep 29, 2021 5:14 pm
Ash19
Ash19
29 September

Terminate Build Contract

Terminate Build Contract

Thanks John and others for the response. I have told the builder I can't afford the increase and if he can't honor the contract we will have to cancel it. He said he will…

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Ash19
Sep 29, 2021 2:42 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 September

Montgomery homes

Montgomery homes

Hi Vanessa I have a friend who built a home very similar to the Riviera a few years back and loved the experience with Montgomery. Just curious have they given you a…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 29, 2021 2:41 pm
Ashington Homes
Noname
Noname
29 September

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
VIC

Lots of builders use alternate solutions to the standards. I can guarantee Henley do to. Some of them are better, some of them less so. All of them have to be…

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Noname
Sep 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Hemz
Hemz
28 September

Squareset Alfresco

Squareset Alfresco
NSW

We are nearly finished our build and it includes squareset finish to interior and alfresco. I was just wondering what a squareset to the alfresco should look like against…

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Hemz
Sep 28, 2021 8:34 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
28 September

Where to put alfresco north facing rear

Where to put alfresco north facing rear

NE side… if you have high ceilings and also taller stacker doors as long as the alfresco isn’t as long as an olympic swimming pool light will flow in. NW isn’t a…

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CD12JD
Sep 28, 2021 7:48 pm
CD12JD

Contract and finance process

Contract and finance process

Hi an3035, You should not pay a deposit until you receive the Home Warranty Insurance. It is a breach of the Home Building Act…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 1:15 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Initial Deposit Dispute

Initial Deposit Dispute
VIC
1, 2

Hi sparshrohatgi It is possible that the Builder is breaching or repudiating the original agreement. If there is no Contract…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 1:06 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Building a house - final payment

Building a house - final payment
VIC

Hi gheg You need to read your particular contract. Often, the contract prescribes upon completion of the stage of work that…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 28, 2021 12:57 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
28 September

Floor Waste requirement

Floor Waste requirement
VIC

Thanks Leona33. I have checked with them and they said its not there. Just wanted to understand that is floor waste an optional or a requirement as per the regulations.

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Ozshaz
Sep 28, 2021 11:28 am
amitava79
amitava79
27 September

Falmec

Falmec
WA

How'd the review ..I suppose you have started using it?

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amitava79
Sep 27, 2021 9:02 pm
Firsthomebuyer4300
Firsthomebuyer4300
27 September

Advice for first home buying

Advice for first home buying

Hello everyone, Me and my wife are looking to buy our first home in Brisbane. We have come across a house and land package in Springfield rise, Spring Mountain. We…

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Firsthomebuyer4300
Sep 27, 2021 8:08 pm
becmiltos
becmiltos
27 September

Newbie advice please!

Newbie advice please!
VIC

Newbie here. Just in the process of buying a lot in Aldo Estate in Fraser Rise (yayyy!!) Looking for any and all advice on Metricon v Henley v PDX v Boutique Homes v…

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becmiltos
Sep 27, 2021 8:06 pm
AseDE
AseDE
27 September

Hot Water System for 56 Squire Home

Hot Water System for 56 Squire Home

Hi All, Builder is providing below hot water system but I need your advice. Hot Water Unit (Solar Gas) - Chromagen 9202VOBP11T2608 Tank with (2No.) Chromagen…

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AseDE
Sep 27, 2021 2:18 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 September

Roof pitch

Roof pitch

The extra 4% pitch calc will affect your roof drainage calcs for wind driven rain. You first need to ask your builder whether it would result in either having an…

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SaveH2O
Sep 27, 2021 12:50 pm
SaveH2O
Aliidra
Aliidra
27 September

Wide shallow house designs

Wide shallow house designs

That looks great, thanks for sharing. I’ve actually made inquiries with Clarendon already, just waiting for them to contact me

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Aliidra
Sep 27, 2021 10:40 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 September

Screeding question

Screeding question
NSW

Tangle88 We recently ( just before lockdown in June) screeded around 100sqm similar to what you are doing. We used approximately 5 cubic meters of sand and 1 of…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 27, 2021 4:51 am
Ashington Homes
Noname
Noname
26 September

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?
1, 2

YOU don't know the variables of this scenario specifically. Not that they can't be obtained. Your comprehension is about as good as your burns. Would love to see you…

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Noname
Sep 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Renman
Renman
25 September

Plasterer's Thoughts?

Plasterer's Thoughts?

They won't do anything unless you stand 2.5m front of it, no light source how you have it there and you can spot the issue within about 2 seconds of looking at it. They…

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Renman
Sep 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Renman
99altezza
99altezza
25 September

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

Did not work out for me, how did you go?

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99altezza
Sep 25, 2021 2:07 pm
kelsey
kelsey
25 September

Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

That seems pretty unreasonable to me. On a 300k build, 42k is like an almost 15% increase. As the above poster pointed out, they do actually have a right to charge you…

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kelsey
Sep 25, 2021 10:18 am
domwild
domwild
25 September

Quality builder and building designer Perth

Quality builder and building designer Perth

Correct, but with building being such a complex undertaking and with the architect's charges being quite high due to them being a percentage of building costs, one expects…

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domwild
Sep 25, 2021 8:41 am

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