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BlazedSpaniel
BlazedSpaniel
25 September

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Yes, I think the original floor plan isn't going to work well for that block in either orientation and OP would be better off looking at a different design, a…

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 8:38 am
Zoebunny
Zoebunny
24 September

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

boris594 - not ridiculous though I initially felt same hesitation asking our architect because you always see that larger single study in all the floorplans. But current…

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Zoebunny
Sep 24, 2021 10:32 pm
seutaojiang
seutaojiang
24 September

Building in Canberra - Costs

Building in Canberra - Costs
NSW

HI how much did you pay for the architect's plan?

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seutaojiang
Sep 24, 2021 11:46 am
strannik
strannik
23 September

New pool - filtration systems

New pool - filtration systems

The first one seems to be a combination of chlorinator and ozonator. It still needs salt in water, but seems to be lower amount than traditional chlorinators. The second…

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strannik
Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Renman
Renman
23 September

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

We can't imagine what it will be like being in Melb lockdown in our hold house. So glad we finished the build and landscaping and got to enjoy it now.

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Renman
Sep 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Renman
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 September

New Double storey house on slope land

New Double storey house on slope land

the basement component is really expensive. We are doing a couple of these in North Ryde and depending on how much rock you hit you are probably looking at $150-180k for…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:33 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 September

Builder costs

Builder costs

Hi Tom, From what you have described it sounds a bit high. I would expect $3,000/sqm to include the concrete pool, landscaping and higher end appliances. No its not…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:08 pm
Ashington Homes
Xfactor
Xfactor
23 September

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

No real reason, when we built in 2014 our block was alot smaller 520sq with 12.19 frontage and RWson had a design we liked. This time around our land is 613sq with 15.24…

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Xfactor
Sep 23, 2021 2:05 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
23 September

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

Dont write the demolition company a blank check. Make sure the 'hidden asbestos' proceedure is documented, understood and agreed in the contract so you are protected as…

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Kippers01
Sep 23, 2021 10:24 am
Noname
Noname
22 September

When does CCTV cameras get installed

When does CCTV cameras get installed
QLD

You don't need internet to have CCTV recording onto an NVR. You would only need the internet if you want to remotely access or back up the vision.

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Noname
Sep 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Elson25
Elson25
22 September

DBN Homes

DBN Homes

Hi valhound how did you go with dbn homes?

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Elson25
Sep 22, 2021 8:43 pm

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Hi an3035! It sounds like there is no contract in place. You might consider whether or not you continue your relationship with…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Contracts-Specialist
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
22 September

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]
1, 2, 3, 4

Seems very odd? Maybe a supplier/trade issue out of TA's hands? We went with stone, but failing that, glass would have been our next option. We are having glass in our…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Blacktea2sugars
alexp79
alexp79
22 September

Building quality volume vs custom builder

Building quality volume vs custom builder
1, 2, 3

you pay with peanuts, you get monkeys

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2021 12:00 am
Goldy012001
Goldy012001
21 September

Carlisle home design

Carlisle home design

Hi guys, I am thinking to build Canterbury grand deluxe 47 or Vaucluse deluxe 46 design due to land orientation it’s on north west so this way we can use natural…

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Goldy012001
Sep 21, 2021 11:31 pm
JanieT
JanieT
21 September

BAL costs?

BAL costs?

Thanks SO much!!

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JanieT
Sep 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
21 September

Cost effective options for retaining wall

Cost effective options for retaining wall

At 1000mm high check if it needs council approval. Done properly masonary (concrete) will last decades.

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 21, 2021 10:54 am
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
21 September

Contesting council decision

Contesting council decision
VIC

whats the legislation for the POS, section 173 agreement etc

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Pedro4137
Sep 21, 2021 8:40 am
Colt1993
Colt1993
21 September

New Build Quotes - project home

New Build Quotes - project home

Hi John, If you do receive any could you please fowad it onto me?

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Colt1993
Sep 21, 2021 12:29 am
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane
QLD

Hey Vlad! Did you end up finding someone to build?

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Me and my partner have recently purchased some land in The Gap (QLD). It is a very steep slope and the highest point is where the land meets the road, so it slopes down…

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:03 pm
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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 6:03 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
20 September

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Congrats and good to see you have moved into your new house, I hope you enjoy everything. it looks fablus

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Flamingo
Sep 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
20 September

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

The new picks items can still be added to the list, right? I wonder why is it so hard for them to line up their ducks!!

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Ceddy_83
Sep 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Josh22
Josh22
20 September

Please review our first custom floorplan

Please review our first custom floorplan
1, 2

Hi, I like your plan; three things that I would change (personal preference). - Main bedroom - not sure i like the door/vision straight into the master from the…

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Josh22
Sep 20, 2021 1:45 pm
AsxTradingGirl
AsxTradingGirl
20 September

Estimating costs

Estimating costs

I'm doing a custom build in Perth - 539sqm - approx $2300 per sqm.

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AsxTradingGirl
Sep 20, 2021 12:54 am
chippy
chippy
19 September

Kitchen island

Kitchen island

Yes you can. The cabinetry has to sit on a solid surface so tiles would be ok to sit directly on top of. If it's on laminate you will have to cut the flooring so you sit…

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chippy
Sep 19, 2021 11:53 pm
chippy
robw17
robw17
19 September

KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

KDR - hydraulic investigation/flood report

We have a fall of about 300 to 400 mm from left to right across our property. The floor level of the neighbour on the left is higher than us and the floor level of the…

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robw17
Sep 19, 2021 9:07 pm
mcbks
mcbks
19 September

Gutter on brickwork cost

Gutter on brickwork cost

That is really high. We're paying $200 per metre.

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mcbks
Sep 19, 2021 6:07 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
19 September

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Thanks Rameshn, appreciate your feedback 😊 As we built a two story house we wanted to do pre-wiring for solar panels, CCTV, as well as Internet and data outlets in…

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shokel1975
Sep 19, 2021 11:57 am
shokel1975
SOML
SOML
18 September

Who to build with?

Who to build with?

I’ve been lurking on here and in $honky WA fb group since we decided to build a house. This is the first time I am posting in here… We are currently building with…

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SOML
Sep 18, 2021 11:14 pm
dannyboy92
dannyboy92
18 September

Hotondo

Hotondo

What would their price be for this model does anyone know? Thanks

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dannyboy92
Sep 18, 2021 10:27 pm
Drew01
Drew01
18 September

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 30, 31, 32

3 trailers, toilet for pool visitors and a home office is the plan... Need to start measuring and get all the trailers in one spot to be able to see how the jigsaw puzzle fits in

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Drew01
Sep 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Drew01
alexp79
alexp79
18 September

Roofing Alternatives

Roofing Alternatives

I would be concerned with fire resistant EPS, this usually means they are using some type of chemicals such as bromines HBCD which are highly cancerous. PIRs should be…

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alexp79
Sep 18, 2021 12:08 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 September

Overland flow flood

Overland flow flood

Overland flow typically occurs when the drainage pipes are already full, so diverting to the pit won't get rid of any water. In a flood situation water may actually be…

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bashworth
Sep 18, 2021 9:14 am
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
18 September

What happens if land measurement comes short

What happens if land measurement comes short
WA

Every Builder I have known won't start until all the boundary marker pegs have been located and checked. If the pegs are visible its a ten minute job to check the…

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bashworth
Sep 18, 2021 9:09 am
bashworth

If you don't, this is what you will be missing, and the missed bookings

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building-expert
Sep 17, 2021 10:10 pm
building-expert
anged
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17 September

ACC Process

ACC Process
VIC

Just saw your post as we are nearly at this stage. Have you started on site? Did it end up taking the 2-3 weeks?

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anged
Sep 17, 2021 5:53 pm
samtk
samtk
17 September

An example of interesting workmanship with Big M should I ma

An example of interesting workmanship with Big M should I ma

Awesome! Trip to total tools to get myself a level and some other bits and pieces!

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samtk
Sep 17, 2021 11:21 am

[VIC] First home buyer mislead by volume builder sales rep.

[VIC] First home buyer mislead by volume builder sales rep.

Hi awkwajena One option is, you could sell the land and look to build your dream home elsewhere. Cheers, John

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 17, 2021 10:27 am
Contracts-Specialist
TrickyRickyDoo
TrickyRickyDoo
16 September

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2

Ah okay, we've had a concept plan and expecting the tender tomorrow. It's 2.5 months since we paid the deposit which is a little longer than we'd hoped, but understandable…

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TrickyRickyDoo
Sep 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
16 September

Hot Water Advice

Hot Water Advice
WA

I would suggest that clause has been deleted in Queensland, I would have to look at it again in the code. You can email the ABCB regarding this they are very helpful.

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Doozer1905
Sep 16, 2021 8:04 pm
Althom
Althom
16 September

Alfresco open on 3 sides?

Alfresco open on 3 sides?
VIC

Shop around. There's numerous mobs who do them and you can get quite competetive pricing.

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Althom
Sep 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Althom
Jason526
Jason526
16 September

Canberra - RZ2 - KDR - two houses

Canberra - RZ2 - KDR - two houses

Sorry I can't help with most of your questions. It's better to find a designer/architect who is very familiar with the local council's planning requirements. For a real…

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Jason526
Sep 16, 2021 2:25 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
16 September

Which bayside suburbs to pick in Brisbane?

Which bayside suburbs to pick in Brisbane?

I live on the Redcliffe Peninsula and it is a beautiful place to live. There are alot of beaches you can swim at and heaps of parks. There is a heap of restaurants and…

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bestspecials
Sep 16, 2021 2:04 pm
bestspecials
Jason526
Jason526
16 September

Signing land contract without building contract

Signing land contract without building contract
WA

As long as it's not a house & land package, you will be fine to purchase the land without a building contract. You will have the freedom to pick a builder with a plan and…

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Jason526
Sep 16, 2021 12:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 September

Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

Builder's drawings, costs and contracts

When time permits I'll dig around and put up an example of GIS, 3D Engineering Bim Data/proofs and a comparison of DWG (Flat earth 2D Bulls!t) and engineering Bim 3D…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 16, 2021 11:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I have big L shape alfresco. Initially I was planning to put 23*30 french door which would have 2 fixed panels on both the side. But now I feel if I put french door I…

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MegKo
Sep 16, 2021 1:29 am
Leona33
Leona33
15 September

Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

Which ducted aircon size? Daikin 16kW or 18kW?

Thank you as well to the member here who hekped me do the computer modeling for window size, glazing upgrades , insulation upgrade.

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Leona33
Sep 15, 2021 7:49 pm

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