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mockkie
mockkie
28 October 2022

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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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

Costs of knock down rebuild in Melbourne 2024

Costs of knock down rebuild in Melbourne 2024

Can i ask who you engaged for demolition?? I been told not too worry about sewerage capping, but that’s the first time anyone has said that!! Seems strange

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Katzie123
Jun 25, 2024 11:45 am

Stolen Appliances

Stolen Appliances

Max8888 I don't remember you saying where you are building. If you are in Sydney I would be happy to try and help by hooking you up with one of my suppliers for some…

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Ashington Homes
Jun 25, 2024 4:41 am
Ashington Homes
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
Yesterday

Concerning charges from builder for building inspector

Concerning charges from builder for building inspector

In QLD there is form 12 for aspect of work completed inspection certificate and also form 16 for each stage of work inspections. Your builder should supply you and the…

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1001
Eng. B A
Jun 24, 2024 12:43 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
Yesterday

Rough price guide for boundary fencing

Rough price guide for boundary fencing
QLD

We are still mid build, so very recent, quotes received 13/6/2024. We haven't accepted ours yet, waiting for a better idea on completion time for our build.

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nickmaj
Jun 24, 2024 11:56 am
MaddyS
MaddyS
23 June

Sub-division approval for side by side units in Monash Counc

Sub-division approval for side by side units in Monash Counc

Hi everyone First time posting on the group, and seeking guidance on your experience with the Monash or nearby councils on time taken for sub-division approvals. Thanks…

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MaddyS
Jun 23, 2024 4:56 pm

Custom Build, Pool Tiling pics 21/6/2024

Custom Build, Pool Tiling pics 21/6/2024
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looking great! I am keen to see what water colour you get with the grey tile. Can't wait

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Ashington Homes
Jun 23, 2024 5:08 am
Ashington Homes
Pulse
Pulse
22 June

Probably a basic NBN installation question

Probably a basic NBN installation question

They will install where you want but need conduit to that point, if not it will get installed somewhere easy. NBN has documents on this.

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Pulse
Jun 22, 2024 9:24 pm

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor
NSW

As everyone keeps talking about this floor and there is such little information available I have decided to take the plunge and be a guinea pig......getting a quote.…

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Ashington Homes
Jun 21, 2024 3:03 pm
Ashington Homes
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
21 June

Are these windows gaps and uneven brick finishing acceptable

Are these windows gaps and uneven brick finishing acceptable

Please read contract about defects and incomplete work so aware of procedure If don’t contest, you have accepted work

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Pedro4137
Jun 21, 2024 8:57 am

Variations

Variations

there are three outcomes: 1 You do your homework and legwork, read and educate yourself and take care of it yourself 2 You pay someone that knows 3 You pay too much or…

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building-expert
Jun 20, 2024 3:13 pm
building-expert
jonathanbi
jonathanbi
20 June

Building Stages

Building Stages

Thanks for your reponse. Oh, wow. Thats very exciting for you. My builder has taken 6 months, and slab hasn't been poured yet.

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jonathanbi
Jun 20, 2024 12:23 pm
jagberg
jagberg
20 June

Hebel PowerFloor vs Traditional Timber Floors

Hebel PowerFloor vs Traditional Timber Floors
1, 2

I'd definitely go for Hebel PowerFloor over traditional timber floors if cost isn't an issue. From what I've heard and experienced, it's much quieter when people are…

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jagberg
Jun 20, 2024 4:03 am

Opting out of the contract

Opting out of the contract

The short answer is if you opt out you will lose your deposit and may be liable to pay builders profit that he would have made, however it depends on what you…

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building-expert
Jun 19, 2024 9:35 pm
building-expert
nickmaj
nickmaj
19 June

Cabinetry / Tiling / Painting

Cabinetry / Tiling / Painting

Update: Our vanities, kitchen and cabinets etc.. was fully done Monday, before any painting or tiling. Frames, doors and skirtings supposidly were meant to be today, and…

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nickmaj
Jun 19, 2024 4:54 pm
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john boyce
Jun 19, 2024 2:17 pm
nickmaj
nickmaj
19 June

Metricon Electricals

Metricon Electricals

They do charge alot more than if you organized electrical yourself, we hit $14,000 with MJH for ours, that was including pre wire for surround sound however and alot of lights.

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nickmaj
Jun 19, 2024 1:17 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
18 June

NEED TRADESMAN APPROXIMATE PRICING - KIT VS MODULAR

NEED TRADESMAN APPROXIMATE PRICING - KIT VS MODULAR
VIC

You should speak to the kit home builder that's selling the product about install. They usually have trades they work with that may be able to help answer some of your…

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ponzutwo
Jun 18, 2024 1:21 pm
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ponzutwo
Jun 18, 2024 10:30 am
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
18 June

Metricon Studio M Costing

Metricon Studio M Costing

just demand it from metricon. There is zero reasons for them to be gatekeeping pricing from you. I fyou make enough noise, they will give you what you want.

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ponzutwo
Jun 18, 2024 10:27 am
mockkie
mockkie
18 June

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 ... 4, 5, 6

@Ashington Homes - so much respect for the lengths and efforts you guys go to to support and accommodate your clients! We were massive beneficiaries of your support! I…

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mockkie
Jun 18, 2024 8:50 am
sdcl91
sdcl91
18 June

Build house under $400k?

Build house under $400k?
NSW

Semi-regional I guess? Northern NSW, coastal. A lot of the volume builders are building homes that are more for towns/suburbia. This is going to be on a farm and that…

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sdcl91
Jun 18, 2024 8:37 am

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
nickmaj
nickmaj
17 June

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
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
17 June

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
16 June

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
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
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

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