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Long time reader first time poster :) I am in the early stages of sketching out my dream home. Could somebody help me understand the Standard A12/B19 daylight to existing…

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igorb
Sep 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Husain
Husain
26 September

Platform Estate @ Donnybrook Vic

Platform Estate @ Donnybrook Vic

Haven’t completed mine yet. Whats ur lot number. Mine is161

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Husain
Sep 26, 2020 1:10 pm
oklouise
oklouise
26 September

Two Story Home Design feedback please!

Two Story Home Design feedback please!

looks good d@n but i personally don't like a bathroom open to the wiw and bedroom but doesn't matter what we like it depends on the owner and can you work out the…

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oklouise
Sep 26, 2020 1:09 pm
GrahamB
GrahamB
25 September

Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Is Masterton Homes worth going for?
NSW
1, 2

Im here anytime you want to have a chat

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GrahamB
Sep 25, 2020 10:57 pm
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amilelka
Sep 25, 2020 8:49 pm

We have received developer and mine subsidence board approval in the last few days, i was really sweating on the developer approval as they are quite strict in Bingara…

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CD12JD
Sep 25, 2020 6:25 pm
CD12JD
Qng
Qng
25 September

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!
NSW
1 ... 275, 276, 277

A nice design with its exterior color scheme. I would like to know the color of the external wall? Does anyone the similar color of taubmann or dulux?

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Qng
Sep 25, 2020 3:46 pm
coder
coder
25 September

The Gables in Box Hill

The Gables in Box Hill
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

I came across this project today. You guys are talking about this since 2015 :D What about the Gables now towards 2021?

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coder
Sep 25, 2020 3:42 pm
dga
dga
25 September

Post Construction Valuations

Post Construction Valuations

Might be best to ask in the Home Finance section of the forum. However, my broker advised me the final valuation was just to determine whether the house built was the…

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dga
Sep 25, 2020 3:15 pm
chetansoni_3141
chetansoni_3141
25 September

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon

agree with you....

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chetansoni_3141
Sep 25, 2020 1:28 pm
cs212
cs212
25 September

Timber Fencing Recommendation - Brisbane Northside

Timber Fencing Recommendation - Brisbane Northside
QLD

Hi, anyone can recommend a good, affordable timber fencing company up Brisbane Northside that can do a job at North Lakes area? We require Good-Neighbour fencing for a…

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cs212
Sep 25, 2020 11:59 am
megadon
megadon
25 September

Kaplan homes

Kaplan homes
NSW

Have you issues been resolved? we are looking at them as well! Also did you find their price was a fixed price, or have they added costs? thanks

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megadon
Sep 25, 2020 11:14 am
puneetduain
puneetduain
25 September

Site Cos Provisional or Fixed

Site Cos Provisional or Fixed

Thanks for the response. This was a single line as a site cost of $19K and done during sales negotiation

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puneetduain
Sep 25, 2020 10:46 am
Bcr83
Bcr83
25 September

Large windows in Void facing west

Large windows in Void facing west

Thanks for letting me know, could you tell me what size windows you have though in that space? I will have solar so can run air con pretty much all the time but just not…

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Bcr83
Sep 25, 2020 6:09 am
Philip_Green
Philip_Green
24 September

Land encroachment

Land encroachment

Hy confusedSoul thanks for great tip i really appreciate that

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Philip_Green
Sep 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Feffa federica
Feffa federica
24 September

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Tino, thank you for coming back to me! I have the contract of sale and the Section10.7 does not mention anything regarding fire hazards, (maybe i am looking in the…

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Feffa federica
Sep 24, 2020 6:43 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
24 September

Issues Building with rawson homes

Issues Building with rawson homes
NSW

The irony of this. The new NSW building commissioner's son is the current Interim CEO of Rawson. David Chandler is the building commissioner policing unethical builders…

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SejaeD
Sep 24, 2020 6:02 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
24 September

Pool excavation ONLY

Pool excavation ONLY

Yeah pretty much. I just can't see many councils allowing huge covered holes in backyards for a future pool......unless the future was actually in, and sooner rather than later!

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Kad
Kad
24 September

Zero Lot

Zero Lot

Yup they were ok. had to pay the fencing guy to remove and put it back.

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Kad
Sep 24, 2020 11:02 am
Peter Hogan
Peter Hogan
24 September

Regent Homes Adelaide

Regent Homes Adelaide
SA

We built at Basket Range with them. We're not anal about timelines and are pretty flexible. and so were they. It is an excellent build, outside of their typical range of…

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Peter Hogan
Sep 24, 2020 10:30 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
24 September

Hebel home

Hebel home

Tetjin Give me a shout if you still need some information. Hebel is great but for it to work properly and for you to get the most out of it you really need to use a…

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SejaeD
Sep 24, 2020 9:41 am
Shilps
Shilps
24 September

Building on a slope

Building on a slope

Looking for a slope builder on the peninsula in VIC any suggestions ?

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Shilps
Sep 24, 2020 8:42 am
nevertouchhallbury
nevertouchhallbury
23 September

Hallbury Homes

Hallbury Homes
VIC

Yes please just trust me I would love to go in to detail but too much legal ramifications at the moment. I wouldn’t wish them on my worst enemy. They will sweet talk…

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nevertouchhallbury
Sep 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
23 September

Stubborn Brick Stains - Render or ReBricking

Stubborn Brick Stains - Render or ReBricking

Yes i have seen it on one project. It came through your typical basecoat & coloured topcoat render system. It was subsequently cleaned and painted. Have no information on…

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Mirrmu83
Sep 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 September

Bypass EER requirements by adding windows later

Bypass EER requirements by adding windows later

Is this EER a Victorian or ACT thing? In NSW we have BASIX which has three components - Water, Thermal Comfort and Energy. For us because we are having more than three…

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Stewie D
Sep 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Hussain sahara
Hussain sahara
23 September

Tips for new home inspection

Tips for new home inspection

I really appreciate all the valuable advice received. Thanks guys

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Hussain sahara
Sep 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Hussain sahara
Tegsley
Tegsley
23 September

Rossdale - how long till your build started?

Rossdale - how long till your build started?

Oh nice! Hopefully we get to build our forever home one day! Have fun designing! Will keep you posted on how our builds going once it starts so you know what you’re in for 😊

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Tegsley
Sep 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
23 September

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised
VIC

I agree with gogo65 with regards to the independent renting of the…

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Ozshaz
Sep 23, 2020 11:39 am
KameGame
KameGame
23 September

Which docs site supervisor follows during build?

Which docs site supervisor follows during build?
VIC

A contract is a legal document which provides a clear scope work the builder is going to perform. Working/Engineering drawings are prepared by engineers/architects which…

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KameGame
Sep 23, 2020 10:42 am
KameGame
KameGame
23 September

What things to check before signing the builder contract?

What things to check before signing the builder contract?
VIC

Build time/duration Progress Payment schedule Liquidation…

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KameGame
Sep 23, 2020 10:25 am
KodaCujo
KodaCujo
22 September

HGWA Brabham

HGWA Brabham

Beauty, fingers crossed! 😁

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KodaCujo
Sep 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Las
Las
22 September

Property Value

Property Value

Hi all, If you compare 2 plans both being the same size just one of them has an extra room (kids retreat) in it, whereas the other has a bigger living area and a larger…

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Las
Sep 22, 2020 9:12 pm
kelsey
kelsey
22 September

Floor Plan - Advice for Square Block

Floor Plan - Advice for Square Block

I agree with most of the changes people have made, and I can definitely see the reasoning behind switching the media and bedroom. My small bit of advice would be think…

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kelsey
Sep 22, 2020 2:58 pm
k1200
k1200
22 September

Land Survey & Geotech

Land Survey & Geotech

The location of the new boundaries will already be defined mathematically within a reasonable tolerance. They need to be so that the new infrastructure and services are…

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k1200
Sep 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Doreen_Kallara33
Doreen_Kallara33
22 September

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)

Custom Builder - Premier Traditional Homes (Melbourne)
VIC

Hi, just wondering if anyone has built with Premier Traditional Homes. Looking for feedback on a design and custom build, your experience pre contract and post. etc. thank…

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Doreen_Kallara33
Sep 22, 2020 9:52 am
Magpie
Magpie
22 September

Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?

Plantation shutters - if you could afford it, would you?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi - have you considered window tinting? We have white plantation shutters along the front of our property (6 large windows). On initial installation they looked great…

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Magpie
Sep 22, 2020 8:57 am
LOA
LOA
21 September

About to sign up with Hoot Homes to build in gregory hills.

About to sign up with Hoot Homes to build in gregory hills.

Hi, can you share all those that built Tribeca 28 with Hoot share your experience. And what to look for? How long does the actual construction takes. Is the builder open…

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LOA
Sep 21, 2020 11:50 pm
bvd1
bvd1
21 September

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

Hi Irene, Good to hear your build is progressing well. We are at consolidated tender stage for our Monterey 4. Still haven't seen any example images of the design...…

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bvd1
Sep 21, 2020 11:17 pm
kiwiinoz
kiwiinoz
21 September

Allcastle Gallery Home

Allcastle Gallery Home

Did you end up going ahead with the Gallery vs? We are also interested to see if anyone else has built or is building this and how the build went.

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kiwiinoz
Sep 21, 2020 6:17 pm
kiwiinoz
Thylacene
Thylacene
21 September

Orientation of Alfresco

Orientation of Alfresco

It depends on where you are and how you want to use it. I am on the south coast NSW and put our Alfresco area on the southern side. I am not a sun seeker. I would…

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Thylacene
Sep 21, 2020 4:34 pm
pareshkerai
pareshkerai
21 September

Brick discolouration

Brick discolouration

Hi Renfar, How did you go with this brick problem. Hoping you can share some info - I am in a similar situation and would like to know how you ended resolving this...regards Paresh

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pareshkerai
Sep 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Small Minds
Small Minds
21 September

Building inspector

Building inspector

Jizzibi, Bad guess mate. I wish!

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Small Minds
Sep 21, 2020 12:05 pm
darb74
darb74
21 September

Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling
1, 2

Yes Solar does help (our ~13kw system does wonders for our power bill...actually we get paid!). But whacking a big solar system on your roof shouldn't be a way to cover…

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darb74
Sep 21, 2020 10:37 am
darb74
AJum
AJum
21 September

Undermount rangehood

Undermount rangehood
VIC

Hello Guys, I am building with Burbank. We are getting 900mm slideout rangehood and cabinetry above. Has some upgraded to undermount rangehood ? If yes, how builder charge…

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AJum
Sep 21, 2020 3:14 am
Ozfan
Ozfan
20 September

Porter Davis Yarra 33

Porter Davis Yarra 33

Hi all I'm looking to build the Yarra 33 design from Porter Davis. Has anyone built this design and can share their experiences? Did you do a lot of upgrades? How was the…

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Ozfan
Sep 21, 2020 12:05 am

Fast forward, my house is filled with so many memories and...toys. We went on to a few major DIY such as Vinyl Flooring for the whole house, DIY Composite Timber decking,…

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tngo
Sep 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
20 September

Attached Rainwater tank slab

Attached Rainwater tank slab

Interesting, Mine was similar. We have the tank supplying every toilet and garden so it's quite big. Slab plan looked like yours. Slab pour comes and section for tank…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Blacktea2sugars

I am nearing…

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John0322
Sep 20, 2020 7:01 pm
alexp79
alexp79
20 September

Window sizes

Window sizes

2.1 m meaning they will be terminating at 2.1 m? I would make more sense to have 2.4 m windows/ext. doors at 2.7 m ceilings unless you are planning to lower your ceilings…

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alexp79
Sep 20, 2020 3:53 pm

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