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bank
bank
5 July 2017

Building Lexington 240

Building Lexington 240
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Exactly what I thought, it would increase my chances but no guarantees, especially when they don't know it's there. I don't think I will get anywhere asking them to do…

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bank
Jul 05, 2017 1:31 pm
bank
ayaman
ayaman
5 July 2017

Private Inspections

Private Inspections
VIC

Thanks for all the informative replies, I really appreciate the help :-D

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732
ayaman
Jul 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Nkoc
Nkoc
5 July 2017

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Guys, Is there anyone who have put their property for renting in newbrook? We are planning to do it. Just want to get some feedback. whats the rent? why are the type of…

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Nkoc
Jul 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Peter83
Peter83
5 July 2017

New house floor plan advice please.

New house floor plan advice please.
VIC
1, 2

Hi ddarroch, Thanks for your feedback, this is what we wanted, we dont want to design a house that costs a bomb to heat/cool. Any feedback is awesome, so thank…

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Peter83
Jul 05, 2017 10:12 am
buildingnanna
buildingnanna
5 July 2017

Storm water Legal point of discharge

Storm water Legal point of discharge

Discharge to street we have recycling water storage purple tap system fabulous

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buildingnanna
Jul 05, 2017 10:02 am
buildingnanna
swell
swell
5 July 2017

Seaview 16 info

Seaview 16 info
NSW

With Mcdonald Jones

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swell
Jul 05, 2017 7:36 am
Joker
Joker
4 July 2017

Simonds and feedback

Simonds and feedback

The thinner wood might be placing stud walls as legally far apart as possible, also there is a huge difference in the quality of wood you can use, good chippy with…

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Joker
Jul 04, 2017 9:41 pm
gummz
gummz
4 July 2017

GJ Gardner Mandalay 320 - Southern Highlands - [planning]

GJ Gardner Mandalay 320 - Southern Highlands - [planning]
NSW

We should have probably taken baby steps but we just went for it.. bang... deposit on land... we'll figure out the rest.... hehe we'll see how it goes. There's a facebook…

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gummz
Jul 04, 2017 6:16 pm
Lotsix
Lotsix
4 July 2017

Metricon double storey costs

Metricon double storey costs

Just wondering if anyone felt like sharing the overall cost (or roughish) of their Metricon double storey builds. If you could include some details about how many squares…

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Lotsix
Jul 04, 2017 5:59 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
4 July 2017

Colour of eaves?...

Colour of eaves?...
VIC

The reason I heard most eaves are a light colour is to reflect more light into the rooms. I imagine dark eaves will darken the internal rooms.

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First_Timer_Ray
Jul 04, 2017 1:59 pm
First_Timer_Ray
PVBuild
PVBuild
3 July 2017

double vs single storey with metricon

double vs single storey with metricon

We're doing a split level single storey with M. 3 metre slope over the build envelope. It's a slightly bigger site cut than I wanted; but the backyard actually feels…

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PVBuild
Jul 03, 2017 7:55 pm
pEast
pEast
3 July 2017

Building fence - how to read electric/water meter?

Building fence - how to read electric/water meter?
VIC

Regarding water meter they drop a postage paid card on which u write the water reading and post it immediately - doing it for more than 3 years cos keep the front gate locked

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pEast
Jul 03, 2017 5:20 pm
building-expert
building-expert
3 July 2017

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 4:46 pm
building-expert
Dreamhme
Dreamhme
3 July 2017

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 5:04 am
Common as muck
Common as muck
2 July 2017

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 02, 2017 11:11 pm
Common as muck
Tan one
Tan one
2 July 2017

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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Tan one
Jul 02, 2017 9:54 pm
LochietheChippy
LochietheChippy
2 July 2017

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 8:44 pm
LochietheChippy
LochietheChippy
2 July 2017

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 7:57 pm
WhatsUp
WhatsUp
2 July 2017

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 2:30 pm
kaykens
kaykens
2 July 2017

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 11:39 am
kaykens
llah
llah
2 July 2017

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 3:05 am
Coolc
Coolc
1 July 2017

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 8:24 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 1:30 pm
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taniel
Jul 01, 2017 10:29 am
krusade25
krusade25
30 June 2017

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
Jun 30, 2017 11:34 pm
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bashworth
Jun 30, 2017 10:33 pm
bashworth
shellby
shellby
30 June 2017

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 3:58 pm
shellby
Ezza78
Ezza78
30 June 2017

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 7:52 am
Elzbeths
Elzbeths
29 June 2017

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 29, 2017 11:25 pm
onetonnesam
onetonnesam
29 June 2017

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 10:42 pm
bribiebell
bribiebell
29 June 2017

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 7:30 pm
bribiebell
Bernardraj
Bernardraj
29 June 2017

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 5:23 pm
Bernardraj
MrsJM
MrsJM
29 June 2017

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 4:24 pm
MrsJM
tngo
tngo
29 June 2017

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 11:06 am
amiarm
amiarm
29 June 2017

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 9:57 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
28 June 2017

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 9:41 pm
1960sModernistHome
anush0703
anush0703
28 June 2017

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 9:15 pm
Variegated
Variegated
28 June 2017

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 8:44 pm
Variegated
priya2015
priya2015
28 June 2017

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 3:29 pm
priya2015
Francis C
Francis C
28 June 2017

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 12:54 pm
pommie
pommie
28 June 2017

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 8:31 am
epitome
epitome
27 June 2017

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 9:43 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2017

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 6:49 pm
SaveH2O
indu.singh0602
indu.singh0602
27 June 2017

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 4:33 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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Southies
Jun 27, 2017 2:04 pm
Southies
bhutani.sumit
bhutani.sumit
27 June 2017

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review
VIC

Thanks for the information. We are anticipating same.

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bhutani.sumit
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