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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 October 2017

Bearer sitting on steel angles & Cleats/Joist gap?

Bearer sitting on steel angles & Cleats/Joist gap?

Your engineer has specified the correct 2D details BTW, your 3D model is incorrect if you were to run Stress simulation on that model it will fail.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 02, 2017 7:18 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
aryacomm
aryacomm
2 October 2017

Metricon Price list 2017

Metricon Price list 2017

I am trying to get hold of Metricons price list for 2017 Vic Designer. Would somebody be able to assist

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712
aryacomm
Oct 02, 2017 7:15 pm
pEast
pEast
2 October 2017

Ceiling Height - 2750mm

Ceiling Height - 2750mm
NSW

What is the normal height that he is giving - if it is 2400 - then to increase to 2700 it might cost that much cos normally from 3590 to 2700 it cost around $3400 to…

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pEast
Oct 02, 2017 5:01 pm
Nico
Nico
2 October 2017

Should my plumbing look like this?

Should my plumbing look like this?
QLD

If what your worried about is the pipe not running dead straight then be assured that most Flexi pipe is installed like that with curves and sweeping bends. To me, yours…

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Nico
Oct 02, 2017 11:12 am
Nico
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 October 2017

M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC
VIC

Most Stakeholders , Battlers & Punters ask for EXTRA OVER ...COSTS & PROOFS

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 02, 2017 9:19 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Quirmeball1280
Quirmeball1280
2 October 2017

Metricon Laguna 40 Kingston Sydney Northern Beaches

Metricon Laguna 40 Kingston Sydney Northern Beaches
NSW
1 ... 64, 65, 66

Wow, you have a good sized backyard Nev, and a balcony to admire the view once it’s done Metricon Liberty 45, Ryde NSW

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Quirmeball1280
Oct 02, 2017 9:15 am
Quirmeball1280
Elluminate
Elluminate
1 October 2017

Hudson Homes Help Me Get Started program

Hudson Homes Help Me Get Started program
NSW

Hi there, Wondering if anyone else out there has built their home through the Hudson Homes Help Me Get Started program? Keen to hear about your experiences and what you…

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Elluminate
Oct 01, 2017 8:50 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
30 September 2017

Plantation shutters how much?

Plantation shutters how much?
1, 2

I think mine were 2 900x1800 white plantation shutters installed for approx $1300.

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aloenyx
Sep 30, 2017 8:43 pm
aloenyx
Jacks
Jacks
30 September 2017

Horizon Homes

Horizon Homes
NSW

Sorry jsmi, I did receive your PM thanks!

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Jacks
Sep 30, 2017 9:54 am
Mt.view
Mt.view
29 September 2017

Metricon Glendale 38 in SYD

Metricon Glendale 38 in SYD
NSW
1, 2, 3

Very nice floor plan design. Love the granny flat attached to the house. Do keep us updated on the build :)

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Mt.view
Sep 29, 2017 10:55 pm
Mt.view
BuildingMurrays
BuildingMurrays
29 September 2017

Hokin Prestige Homes

Hokin Prestige Homes
NSW

Hi Beachesdream, I am looking to build with Hokin Prestige, how did you end up with your build? Cheers,

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BuildingMurrays
Sep 29, 2017 10:08 pm
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
29 September 2017

Pool Installation

Pool Installation
WA

We did manage to get our solar HWS installed before handover (actually just prior to lockup) so I think it probably depends on the builder and exactly what you want to be…

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spiffmiff
Sep 29, 2017 7:22 pm
spiffmiff
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
29 September 2017

Would you build again?

Would you build again?
VIC

Hahahaha... I don't have emotional attachments to houses, not even this new one! Then again, I'm ASD... I'd leave it tomorrow and not look back if I had to. I want to…

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JayaJaya
Sep 29, 2017 5:17 pm
JayaJaya
CW_L
CW_L
29 September 2017

Anyone building with Fowler Homes?

Anyone building with Fowler Homes?
NSW

oh dear! That's worrisome. I had to chase up my own council documents to be sent over as they weren't ready during our draft presentation. Told they would email them…

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CW_L
Sep 29, 2017 2:40 pm
CW_L
Classic33
Classic33
29 September 2017

12.5 wide lot with 'Zero Lot Boundary'. How much I can use?

12.5 wide lot with 'Zero Lot Boundary'. How much I can use?
NSW

Also, please advise on the depth for 312.5 sq. m plots. 12.5m x 25m So, the total allowable built area would be 11.3m width x 17.5m depth. Please advise. Which 25 -…

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Classic33
Sep 29, 2017 12:21 pm
wedge117
wedge117
29 September 2017

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views

Fairhaven Clovelly 225 at Lara Views
VIC
1, 2

Just from above Recycled water is not a requirement in this estate

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wedge117
Sep 29, 2017 9:44 am
wedge117
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 September 2017

Trenches exposed for over 2 weeks

Trenches exposed for over 2 weeks

Lovisa Ok, that's one less thing to think about... I do highly recommend you have the footings and slab inspected by your own engineer several days before the concrete…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 29, 2017 9:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bergman58
Bergman58
28 September 2017

Fairhaven homes

Fairhaven homes
VIC

Hi Lyndal, Firstly let me say im not a builder at all and have no history in the building industry. However i believe the cost are to secure the site and give the builders…

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Bergman58
Sep 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Bergman58
Kak85
Kak85
28 September 2017

Granvue Builders

Granvue Builders
VIC

Hi OCD_Jes, Thanks for the info! How is your build going? I have been to nearly all of the Granvue display homes and I have some concerns about the way the windows have…

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Kak85
Sep 28, 2017 5:54 pm
Kak85
jdreamer
jdreamer
28 September 2017

Our Custom Home by SJD Homes

Our Custom Home by SJD Homes
VIC

It is a custom build as they don’t have one that suits my block for my tiny block of land. I was thinking of getting them to do it but they quoted us $4.5-5k to do it.…

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jdreamer
Sep 28, 2017 5:36 pm
ERIC Y
ERIC Y
28 September 2017

Building Caesar (Molto collection) with Plantation Homes

Building Caesar (Molto collection) with Plantation Homes
QLD

Hi, I'm building with plantation homes as well , my plan is Seville , really similar plan. Couldn't find caesar plan in plantation home, but i can find it in google.

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ERIC Y
Sep 28, 2017 9:33 am
ASJ1981
ASJ1981
28 September 2017

Building with Wisdom Homes - Kitchen and Tile Appointments

Building with Wisdom Homes - Kitchen and Tile Appointments
NSW

Hi Jess, I have just joined today as i have been looking for forums/posts from someone who has or is building the Washington 26! You are the first person! Can you please…

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ASJ1981
Sep 28, 2017 8:49 am
ASJ1981
jessicagauci
jessicagauci
28 September 2017

Highly Reactive Soil - Movement & Cracking

Highly Reactive Soil - Movement & Cracking

Ok thank you for your advice! Fingers crossed not much more movement occurs and that it was just the initial settling. It's just upsetting to see it happen in our…

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jessicagauci
Sep 28, 2017 7:38 am
mlionel20
mlionel20
27 September 2017

Electric sliding gate / front fence in Melbourne

Electric sliding gate / front fence in Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, Any recommendations for a fence builder for an metal steel electric sliding gate + front fence in South East Melbourne? I am looking at a cantilever fence ideally.…

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mlionel20
Sep 27, 2017 9:57 pm
RossH
RossH
27 September 2017

Perth Water

Perth Water
WA
1, 2

Hi, You didn't say which model Fleck softener you purchased... Can you now give an opinion on how it is working and any problems experienced? You can reply direct to me…

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RossH
Sep 27, 2017 8:39 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 September 2017

Cost issues - advice please

Cost issues - advice please
NSW
1, 2

Not unless it's a cost plus contract and it's been agreed upon Even then,I've seen some ridiculous invoices produced by Subcontractors & Builders The best you can do is…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 27, 2017 8:36 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
fingerz
fingerz
27 September 2017

Metricon sentosa

Metricon sentosa
VIC

Any updates?

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fingerz
Sep 27, 2017 5:31 pm
Classic33
Classic33
27 September 2017

single storey designs for 312.5 sq m plot in Elara

single storey designs for 312.5 sq m plot in Elara
NSW

hello, I have bought a 312.5sq m land at Elara. (12.5m x 25m) Planning to build a single storey homes,…

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Classic33
Sep 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Hailsm
Hailsm
27 September 2017

Once Civil works complete, how long til registration???

Once Civil works complete, how long til registration???
NSW

Haha that's ok, I use an app called tapatalk, it makes it a little easier to upload pics and reply Oh ok well I know the civil works at coast central have so far…

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Hailsm
Sep 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Hailsm
ScottyG
ScottyG
27 September 2017

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide

Metro Property Developments - Adelaide
SA

Hi guys, I am looking at signing a contract with MPD very soon, everything seems to be awesome. The dudes from their nominated finance department (external) are awesome,…

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ScottyG
Sep 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Hannaho
Hannaho
27 September 2017

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey, I have just started my process with Commodore Homes and have the same design. I too am wanting to change the layout to a front Theater and larger window at the…

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Hannaho
Sep 27, 2017 11:43 am
jayandkelly
jayandkelly
27 September 2017

Building Coral Homes "Winton 26" at Clarence Town NSW

Building Coral Homes "Winton 26" at Clarence Town NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi there! We are about to build a Winton 26 and wondering if you had any more photos you could share please? 😊

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jayandkelly
Sep 27, 2017 6:48 am
building-expert
building-expert
26 September 2017

Pro Building Advice

Pro Building Advice

You are a latecomer to this, I have been doing exactly that for over a decade. Regardless you should post your qualifications and credentials if you want to be taken seriously.

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building-expert
Sep 26, 2017 10:52 pm
building-expert
LittleGreenTarneit
LittleGreenTarneit
26 September 2017

Anyone building with "Home buyer centre"

Anyone building with "Home buyer centre"
VIC

We are building with Homebuyers Centre Victoria and they are fast - with asking for progress payments. Our inspector found a total of more than 50 pages of defects in…

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LittleGreenTarneit
Sep 26, 2017 9:40 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 September 2017

Colour Selection where to start

Colour Selection where to start
NSW

I started with flooring. I knew my tiles were going to have a big impact on my overall look..

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aloenyx
Sep 26, 2017 9:16 pm
aloenyx
asheeshjoshi
asheeshjoshi
26 September 2017

What are the site costs and council charges in Wantirna Rise

What are the site costs and council charges in Wantirna Rise
VIC

I have recently bought a 430m2 land in Wantirna Rise. Currently I am shopping around for builders. I was wondering if there are any members on this forum who have bought…

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asheeshjoshi
Sep 26, 2017 6:50 pm
JB1
JB1
26 September 2017

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please

Cost of Documentation - Advice Please
NSW

I think it's a reasonable price. Most architects charge for Sketch Design – Floor Plans and Elevations and submission to councils. Then you have working drawings,…

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JB1
Sep 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Ben+Lindsay
Ben+Lindsay
26 September 2017

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes

Building a Noosa 26 with Coral Homes
NSW
1 ... 32, 33, 34

They are called ‘shark nose’ finger pull profile. They cost $798 for all underbench cupboard doors and drawers. They are only available on polyurethane doors - which…

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Ben+Lindsay
Sep 26, 2017 9:02 am
Ben+Lindsay
premiumglass
premiumglass
25 September 2017

Glass pool fencing perth

Glass pool fencing perth
WA

HI mate, I'm proud to introduce Premium glass pool fencing, a new company in glass pool fencing and glass balustrade. We have more than 15 years of experience in glass…

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premiumglass
Sep 25, 2017 11:23 pm
premiumglass
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
25 September 2017

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Brick, colorbond, window frame help

Have you thought of pairing Jasper roof with Dune fascias, gutters and window frames, and having the terrain as a statement on the garage? Dune would probably go better…

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JayaJaya
Sep 25, 2017 8:11 pm
JayaJaya
k.goldington
k.goldington
25 September 2017

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In

Williams Designer Homes build, West Wallsend NSW - Moved In
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

I have been searching for an ottoman since we moved in, couldn't find one quite right. This one is pretty close to the colour of our lounge but I thought it was going to…

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k.goldington
Sep 25, 2017 9:20 am
k.goldington
Rockgod70
Rockgod70
25 September 2017

KDR Solar System - Sell or keep

KDR Solar System - Sell or keep

Hello, We are in the process of clearing out the house ready for demo. One of the things I've been trying to find is whether it is worth keeping the existing Solar…

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Rockgod70
Sep 25, 2017 7:55 am
Rockgod70
Poseidon
Poseidon
25 September 2017

Soakwells Perth

Soakwells Perth
WA

if you are looking for quality soakwells in WA i really do reccomend theses guys:

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158
Poseidon
Sep 25, 2017 4:46 am
bripri
bripri
24 September 2017

Choosing builder - New Edge homes

Choosing builder - New Edge homes
NSW

Hi All, Anyone s built house before with New Edge homes (New edge homes are a part of Masterton Group)? How are they as a builder?

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bripri
Sep 24, 2017 10:28 pm



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