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Well the house going up in a storm. Can’t believe we have gotten this far so soon. We might even be in the house by the end of the year, idk. Must say I’ve been…

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Simonhome
Jul 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Simonhome

building with mcdonald jones... yay or nay?

building with mcdonald jones... yay or nay?

Hello there MacJones is a good builder. They are one of the biggest if not the biggest builder in NSW. But like anything else, it's important that you have a fixed…

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LearnProperty
Jul 26, 2019 7:56 pm
LearnProperty

Mcdonald Jones Homes Vs Masterton

Mcdonald Jones Homes Vs Masterton

I wouldn't compare based on base price or promitions etc... the best way to compare is to understand the overall price and what's included in that. Ignore promos and…

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LearnProperty
Jul 26, 2019 7:52 pm
LearnProperty

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW

Yes and a fixed price contract is generally more pricey than a non fixed price contract because it takes into account and includes all these costs upfront. A lot of…

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LearnProperty
Jul 26, 2019 7:22 pm
LearnProperty
vicgal77
vicgal77
26 July

Hammond Rise (WA) - Content-Living Build

Hammond Rise (WA) - Content-Living Build
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi Gibbo74, I know this is a long shot. We are about to move into the house you built. I realise you have since sold the house, but I was wondering if you had a copy of…

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vicgal77
Jul 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Joker
Joker
26 July

Independent inspector - recommendations in Melbourne?

Independent inspector - recommendations in Melbourne?

This forums building expert ,very qualified and has balls,knows building standards inside out.

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Joker
Jul 26, 2019 2:21 pm

Facade coming together 😍 Love the timber stain

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Tysonandkaylie
Jul 26, 2019 9:44 am

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 719, 720, 721

Hi Having problems with our home. Going through the correct channels is no help it is obviously not set up to assist the owners. However there is currently an enquiry into…

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ourforeverhome
Jul 26, 2019 9:13 am
Salfield
Salfield
26 July

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Cheers mate. We didn’t go over board in electrical though. Can’t remember the exact figure. We saved on downlighting as we put fans with lights in each bedroom and…

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Salfield
Jul 26, 2019 8:21 am
Doulton777
Doulton777
26 July

Tips for PCI with metricon

Tips for PCI with metricon
VIC

Oh haven’t seen you around in awhile. What did you end up building? How’s the house going? viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Jul 26, 2019 12:33 am
Doulton777
KDRSEMELB
KDRSEMELB
25 July

New build with Hallbury homes

New build with Hallbury homes
VIC
1, 2

There is plenty of talk about site managers in this forum. I did some work with L37 (previous job) and they had all site vehicles installed…

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KDRSEMELB
Jul 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Lea Rose
Lea Rose
25 July

Shipping container home

Shipping container home

This is really interesting for us. We're seriously considering building a minimalist container house. We want to downsize now that we're 'empty nesters'. Please keep your…

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Lea Rose
Jul 25, 2019 10:14 pm

Knock Down Rebuild SE MELB with Hallbury homes

Knock Down Rebuild SE MELB with Hallbury homes
VIC

Hi how did this build go? Thread seems to have stopped rather early

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storewallAU
Jul 25, 2019 7:59 pm
storewallAU
Forg
Forg
25 July

Drive through Garage

Drive through Garage

If it's 3.6m where you'll want to be putting the boat/whatever, then yeah stick with that. However if that's just an access path to get to where…

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Forg
Jul 25, 2019 1:51 pm
mel35
mel35
25 July

Anyone used Country Living Homes in SA?

Anyone used Country Living Homes in SA?

Country living homes / CLH in the Yorke peninsula of SA. Has anyone used them before? Am eager to hear your experiences, good or bad.

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mel35
Jul 25, 2019 7:52 am
shazaw
shazaw
25 July

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

It's always good to have low maintenance garden. I'm so over high maintenance large lawn. I was mowing lawn almost every 1 and half week during summer. That how fast…

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shazaw
Jul 25, 2019 1:16 am
vhome
vhome
24 July

Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

Thanks both for responseejae SejaeD, I have posted this in another forum as well and let's see if I any gas expert bump into this post...

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vhome
Jul 24, 2019 8:56 pm
Kate3079
Kate3079
24 July

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Looking great! You are catching us up... How is KA? We’ve had a great few weeks, rendered, painted (external), plastered, waterproofed, skirting and doors installed…

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Kate3079
Jul 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Renman
Renman
24 July

Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

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

Ours hasn't peeled off so far.

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Renman
Jul 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Renman

Fence Question - Unregistered neighbor land

Fence Question - Unregistered neighbor land
NSW

I would be happy to pay the full price if its colorbond. Unfortunately, the stupid council has rules that my region should only use Lapped and Capped Timber fence. Also,…

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InvincibleInDN
Jul 24, 2019 8:33 pm
InvincibleInDN

Littlehampton BLUSH Bricks in the yard staked and waiting to be sent out to another fantastic project! If you're looking for a recycled brick look but want the quality of…

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Den45
Den45
24 July

Building denver metricon

Building denver metricon
VIC

Congratulations!! Where are you building?

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Den45
Jul 24, 2019 10:11 am
Maliktrade
Maliktrade
24 July

Help - Kurrajong bricks unavailable - similar bricks anyone?

Help - Kurrajong bricks unavailable - similar bricks anyone?

I do have 140 Kurrajong brick , wondering if anyone want. V negotiable Roxburghpark, Victoria

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Maliktrade
Jul 24, 2019 10:10 am
vhome
vhome
23 July

Can a zacuzzi / jet spa be retrofitted in place of bath tub?

Can a zacuzzi / jet spa be retrofitted in place of bath tub?

Hi, I will have the builder put up a standard bath tub 1650mm. I checked there are jacuzzi / jet spas of same length 1650mm. My builder is charging arms and length to…

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vhome
Jul 23, 2019 11:20 pm
Sag2112
Sag2112
23 July

What options to go for in Investment Property Manor Lakes Vi

What options to go for in Investment Property Manor Lakes Vi

Hi Yash, Has your build started or you still have above questions.

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Sag2112
Jul 23, 2019 6:09 pm

Quick week 23 update! Other than some of the details at the front, 3 more skylights and the cladding at the back around the alfreso the exterior is done! We had our…

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Huhness
Jul 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Huhness
rjbhai02
rjbhai02
23 July

How to find missing pegs on the boundary?

How to find missing pegs on the boundary?
VIC

yes but it happened to me too and luckily i found out this month after lots of digging and measurements

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rjbhai02
Jul 23, 2019 2:49 pm

If it is only a metre it is no big deal. There are multiple construction methods that can suit, and if brick veneer is your choice, the most common would be strip footings…

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Thylacene
Jul 23, 2019 7:12 am
Sag2112
Sag2112
22 July

Developer Approval in Lollipop Hill/Manor Lakes

Developer Approval in Lollipop Hill/Manor Lakes

Hi rksindvani , Manor lakes estate had 3-4 stage titlements this month and further stages titling end of this month . I know few people who are also waiting for…

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Sag2112
Jul 22, 2019 11:16 pm
melobious
melobious
22 July

Cutting down or waiting to start build?

Cutting down or waiting to start build?
SA

We have decided to cut out the extras and build! Yay my (and your arguments win) haha

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melobious
Jul 22, 2019 8:58 pm

We're nearing the end of our build now. Having some issues to resolve with council before they allow us to lay our driveway and footpath which will be the…

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Milkman
Jul 22, 2019 6:56 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
22 July

Gutter on top of brick wall

Gutter on top of brick wall

You can also have a box gutter which sits on the inside but a lot of builders dont like them as if they arent installed correctly they tend to overflow and leak, but if…

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SejaeD
Jul 22, 2019 4:32 pm
kester
kester
22 July

Home Consultants

Home Consultants

Thanks…

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kester
Jul 22, 2019 1:46 pm
DanC
DanC
22 July

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 860, 861, 862

Hi guys I'm just completing some research on builders in QLD however I am unable to find Porter Davis (or Barrett Property) in the QBCC Licence search. Has anyone been…

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DanC
Jul 22, 2019 1:32 pm

New build - cost to extend the room size

New build - cost to extend the room size

Thank you both. Seems like not a really huge amount so I like to consider this option to extend. I was worried to ask the builder as I was thinking the cost might be…

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Melbournevic
Jul 22, 2019 12:45 pm

Hey structuralBIMGuy Soil type is S/P not sure what's the slap type though. Ground movements in order of 10mm to 20mm.

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mvlouman
Jul 22, 2019 11:58 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
22 July

Who to call post build to inspect problems

Who to call post build to inspect problems
NSW

you definitely need a building inspector. I have one who is excellent with defects. Pm me if you want his details

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SejaeD
Jul 22, 2019 11:28 am
Capri33
Capri33
22 July

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
1, 2

Yes our house was completed after year. Overall I'm happy with the house but there are outstanding issues still. They had to pay me a penalty as they exceeded the…

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Capri33
Jul 22, 2019 9:14 am

Hi, Can someone tell me what this ceiling vent is called and what it's for ? I can't find the technical name for it ? How many is required in a home and normally where…

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GoneBuilding
Jul 22, 2019 1:02 am
HomeWill
HomeWill
21 July

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I will also build with metricon classique facade. I am just wondering when you upgrade the first floor to 2.7m high, do we need to upgrade the facade timber window to be…

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HomeWill
Jul 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Jlsut2
Jlsut2
21 July

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes
VIC

My husband and I are currently building with Elara Homes in West Gippsland and we have only positive feedback about them. The build quality is excellent and their…

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Jlsut2
Jul 21, 2019 10:21 pm
darb74
darb74
21 July

Paint colours

Paint colours

Getting back to your original paint issue, if you can see the RGB values of the Snowdrift, the red is the dominant colour which gives it the warmth (or beige look as you…

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darb74
Jul 21, 2019 5:42 pm
darb74
zoelouise
zoelouise
21 July

Laminate bench top with waterfall

Laminate bench top with waterfall

Thanks for that! Looks great. Ours is 38mm thick so will be similar thickness to yours.

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zoelouise
Jul 21, 2019 10:27 am

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

On narrow difficult blocks, The last technical items should really be considered first, eg retaining,services,etc Otherwise, once the house is built, you are left in a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 20, 2019 8:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Netparsley
Netparsley
19 July

Off the plan nightmare

Off the plan nightmare

We are trying to stop settlement but as the certificate of occupancy has been issued it’s not easy to do. We are worried that nothing will be fixed once settlement has…

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Netparsley
Jul 19, 2019 9:50 pm

14th July 2019 - Alfresco roof files & gutter done (slow…

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JiMb00
Jul 19, 2019 6:49 pm
JiMb00

They are right above the page numbers.

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SaveH2O
Jul 19, 2019 4:42 pm
SaveH2O
alexp79
alexp79
19 July

Non compliant cladding crisis

Non compliant cladding crisis

Needs to be rendered with acrylic render, so not so cheap.

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alexp79
Jul 19, 2019 3:29 pm

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