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Written Direction To Fix Building Work

Written Direction To Fix Building Work
VIC

It's good to know that BS is on the ball with mandatory inspections, even so there are many things they don't check so if you don't know how to do it yourself you risk…

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building-expert
Jul 03, 2017 5:46 pm
building-expert
SueDS
SueDS
3 July

PD vs Carlisle

PD vs Carlisle
VIC

Started our process with Carlisle. Its 10/10 at the moment. Appointments book on the dates she promised us. No massive price surprises. They gave us a detailed list of…

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SueDS
Jul 03, 2017 5:44 pm
SueDS
Caydenn
Caydenn
3 July

Porter Davis price increase

Porter Davis price increase
VIC

Perth's crash however was largely related to the ending of the significant mining boom. Mining was a big reason the area boomed and prices soared, once the boom was over…

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Caydenn
Jul 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Caydenn
Dreamhme
Dreamhme
3 July

MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima

MainVue Emporio ER432 Ultima
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hello How much MainVue (Henley) charge for pool foundation ? which company you get this installed and cost. Thanks in advance.

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Dreamhme
Jul 03, 2017 6:04 am

Building with Summit on rural land.

Building with Summit on rural land.
WA

Have to use an offsite hosting company only allows url linked images here?

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Common as muck
Jul 03, 2017 12:11 am
Common as muck
JoBro
JoBro
2 July

Tri-Level Split on Upsloping Block - Builders / Designs ?

Tri-Level Split on Upsloping Block - Builders / Designs ?
NSW

Just wondering who you ended up building with, and how you found the building company throughout the process?

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JoBro
Jul 02, 2017 11:00 pm
JoBro
Tan one
Tan one
2 July

Our Build with Clearview/ Clearview Elite Homes

Our Build with Clearview/ Clearview Elite Homes

Anyone currently building or have built with clearview/ clearview elite homes?

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154
Tan one
Jul 02, 2017 10:54 pm

Front Cladding Nails Sticking Out

Front Cladding Nails Sticking Out
QLD

Yeah it would have been a coil gun shooting it on, not really anything you can do, pulling it out you have risk of damaging the face if the board and that would be a…

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LochietheChippy
Jul 02, 2017 9:44 pm

Fence / Concrete / Electric gate sequence

Fence / Concrete / Electric gate sequence
VIC

Sounds like your on to it mate, just make sure all your plumbing and electrical is accounted for, which you have already mentioned.

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LochietheChippy
Jul 02, 2017 8:57 pm
hoastefan
hoastefan
2 July

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33
VIC

Anyone built this house already? Pics? Cost??

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hoastefan
Jul 02, 2017 8:53 pm
WhatsUp
WhatsUp
2 July

Building Firstyle Silkwood 21.7

Building Firstyle Silkwood 21.7
NSW
1, 2

Hi lexh, Just wondering how ur progress is going? From whatsup

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WhatsUp
Jul 02, 2017 3:30 pm
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aloenyx
Jul 02, 2017 1:03 pm
aloenyx
kaykens
kaykens
2 July

Migrating existing ADSL to new home (requiring Lead-In)

Migrating existing ADSL to new home (requiring Lead-In)
VIC

As above, Telstra will do the cabling work so your current provider can organise the cabling through a move order and pass on the charge from Telstra :)

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kaykens
Jul 02, 2017 12:39 pm
kaykens
llah
llah
2 July

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate

10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi El, can you please tell me the details of your painter? Thanks

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llah
Jul 02, 2017 4:05 am
Coolc
Coolc
1 July

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25

Carlisle Homes - Easy Living Tennyson 25
VIC

How did your build go ? Hope pretty smooth. What sort of upgrades do they offer ? Do they do Drive ways ? Can we upgrade oven cooktop sink taps ??

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Coolc
Jul 01, 2017 9:24 pm

Really needing some help! My bricks have been discontinued so I'm trying to find some mid grey bricks that don't look at all brown. I'm after images of Steel or Iron…

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Rochelle-1212
Jul 01, 2017 2:30 pm
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taniel
Jul 01, 2017 11:29 am
krusade25
krusade25
30 June

Site Visits by Friends

Site Visits by Friends

Thanks so much to everyone that has responded. It is good to know that i am not alone in thinking this. I will be having a quiet word to them to let them know that their…

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krusade25
Jul 01, 2017 12:34 am
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bashworth
Jun 30, 2017 11:33 pm
bashworth
shellby
shellby
30 June

Please check our brick work.

Please check our brick work.
NSW

I had a quick look at tolerances - for vertical it can be up to 15mm which your top photo is and for horizontal it can be up to 13mm which yours is larger. However I was…

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shellby
Jun 30, 2017 4:58 pm
shellby
Ezza78
Ezza78
30 June

Help with my plot setbacks

Help with my plot setbacks
VIC

How did you go with the council? All I know is side setback regulations are different to front. You can apply to have a reduced minimum setback but need the plans to…

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Ezza78
Jun 30, 2017 8:52 am
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
29 June

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Organising site preparation (cut/fill) before signing with v

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone had organised to get their site levelled before they have proceeded with a volume builder to help reduce costs? We have purchased a…

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Elzbeths
Jun 30, 2017 12:25 am

Need help in selecting builder.

Need help in selecting builder.
NSW

IN your initial tender, specify all the upgrades, don't assume that the base price is what you see in the display home. Then you'll see what your actual cost is. This is…

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onetonnesam
Jun 29, 2017 11:42 pm
bribiebell
bribiebell
29 June

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane

Building a Noosa 29 in north brisbane
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi Caitnkase, Hows your beautiful Noosa29 going?? Have you decked out the WIR with your Ikea Pax yet?? Maybe some landscaping updates for us all

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bribiebell
Jun 29, 2017 8:30 pm
bribiebell
jshaw88
jshaw88
29 June

B & D's First build with HGWA

B & D's First build with HGWA
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Yes please message his details through that would be great thanks! Glad to hear that you didn't have too many issues all up :-) Thanks Again!

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jshaw88
Jun 29, 2017 6:34 pm
Bernardraj
Bernardraj
29 June

Who is or has built Clarendon homes paddington ?

Who is or has built Clarendon homes paddington ?
NSW

Hi All, I am planning to build a 5bed house for my family. I am settings my mind to build Paddington 31 . Like to have your input and ideas.

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Bernardraj
Jun 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Bernardraj
MrsJM
MrsJM
29 June

Wall mounting a Smart TV - what do I need?

Wall mounting a Smart TV - what do I need?
VIC

I think our Foxtel point is down below. Although we will never get Foxtel anyway lol. I don't even know why we got the points. I know that we had issues in our bedroom…

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MrsJM
Jun 29, 2017 5:24 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
MrsJM
29 June

Liquidate Damges for builders

Liquidate Damges for builders
NSW

Coral is $50 up to PCI only. They need to provide written detail within I think it is 10 days of becoming aware of a delay. That is- no getting to the end of the build and…

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MrsJM
Jun 29, 2017 5:19 pm
MrsJM
tngo
tngo
29 June

Building single storey Metricon – Grandview 27 in Deep Water

Building single storey Metricon – Grandview 27 in Deep Water
QLD

Hi, great to have someone building in the same Estate ::cheerleader::Looks like your plan process have completed quicker than ours. I hope all the best for your building. Can't wait to…

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tngo
Jun 29, 2017 12:06 pm
amiarm
amiarm
29 June

New Breeze Bardia - Design Guidelines for Front Double Garag

New Breeze Bardia - Design Guidelines for Front Double Garag
NSW

Design guideline i have is also draft dated mar-2016. Looking at your house width - 12.5m with 1.5m easement on the side that means you have 11m frontage with zero…

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amiarm
Jun 29, 2017 10:57 am

Rough Electrical Allowances for builders

Rough Electrical Allowances for builders
NSW

Electrical allowance should be about 5% of the total build cost. Up to 10% if you go hard on the bells and whistles. $300k build = $15k electrical

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 28, 2017 10:41 pm
1960sModernistHome
anush0703
anush0703
28 June

Timber frames

Timber frames

dear homeone friends i would like to know about the difference between t2 termite treated timber and stabilized radiata timber. can someone please explain to me. thanks.

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anush0703
Jun 28, 2017 10:15 pm
Variegated
Variegated
28 June

new house build - traffic management

new house build - traffic management

It may also be possible to get it removed through the local council. The people in the architecture firm I used to design my house went in to bat for me when a traffic…

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Variegated
Jun 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Variegated
priya2015
priya2015
28 June

We want to push back our build as much as possible - PD

We want to push back our build as much as possible - PD
VIC

we signed in last june 2016 and wanted to start to build this july 2017.They charged us 2999 for getting the promotion package and 6000 for 6 month delay.We signed our…

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priya2015
Jun 28, 2017 4:29 pm
priya2015
Francis C
Francis C
28 June

Worry over soil around slab

Worry over soil around slab
TAS

It's a bit disappointing a retaining wall was not part of the design to hold up the fill that there to hold up your house. Wilson homes did something similar to a friend…

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Francis C
Jun 28, 2017 1:54 pm
pommie
pommie
28 June

Masterton Platinum Vs YES package

Masterton Platinum Vs YES package
NSW

Hi pommie, From memory the YES package was an additional package and is separate to the Platinum package. I took the platinum package, but ended up choosing a few items…

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pommie
Jun 28, 2017 9:31 am
traceylee
traceylee
27 June

Rosenthal Estate - Sunbury

Rosenthal Estate - Sunbury
VIC

Hi Your plan no is on the land contract with the Your lot no on it that you were provide by rosenthal when you purchased your lot the plan no starts with PS followed by…

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330
traceylee
Jun 27, 2017 11:49 pm
epitome
epitome
27 June

crushed rock access when building a new home

crushed rock access when building a new home

Yeh I have an existing concrete strip driveway but as part of the KD it will be removed. But good to hear that you have seen other KDRBs that have crushed rock installed…

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epitome
Jun 27, 2017 10:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June

Storm Water Solution

Storm Water Solution
NSW

Having the roof drainage plumbed to a detention system wouldn't be a problem with the "very slight slope" as described but the surface drainage is another matter. Most…

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2017 7:49 pm
SaveH2O

Better Built Homes BBH

Better Built Homes BBH
NSW

Update on our issue: We have received a call from the management in BBH and they did acknowledge the problems and have promised us that, it be…

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indu.singh0602
Jun 27, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi all we are building a granny flat and it is about 1metre off the ground at it's highest point. Consequently the subfloor area is pretty obvious :(! Any ideas as to…

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108
Southies
Jun 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Southies

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review
VIC

Thanks for the information. We are anticipating same.

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761
bhutani.sumit
Jun 27, 2017 1:28 pm
jameskrd
jameskrd
26 June

Austral Beechwood

Austral Beechwood

Hi, anybody here used austral beechwood brick. like to see some photos please. also what mortar was used natural or offwhite. thanks

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jameskrd
Jun 27, 2017 12:19 am
tngo
tngo
26 June

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house

Timeline forBuilding a single storey house
VIC

our contract initially stated that it has to be done in 260 days including 45 inclement weather, over that there will be penalty. However I wasn't happy as the…

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tngo
Jun 26, 2017 11:03 pm
Oninon
Oninon
26 June

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause

Developer _ Delaying to cancel contract using sunset clause
VIC

The situation in NSW was similar to Victoria until November 2015. The developers used to resort to Sunset clause to cancel the…

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Oninon
Jun 26, 2017 9:35 pm
janbo
janbo
26 June

When did your builder provide walk throughs?

When did your builder provide walk throughs?
VIC

We have not been allowed any walkthroughs at all... the excuse being it is unsafe.... we are at interior painting stage our build viewtopic.php?t=87100

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janbo
Jun 26, 2017 7:11 pm

Hi everyone, l have been following the discussions with great interest and l have learnt a lot! If you can spare some time to critique/provide any feedback on our plans…

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Mwenje
Jun 26, 2017 3:36 pm
Mwenje
tpham001
tpham001
26 June

How do you choose a custom builder?

How do you choose a custom builder?
1, 2

Hi Joker, Are you able / willing to provide us with you project managers name, details etc? Cheers,

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tpham001
Jun 26, 2017 3:01 pm

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