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vandy
vandy
25 April 2017

Sliding Door Track rebates

Sliding Door Track rebates
QLD

Hi A similar thing has happened in our build. The construction is nearing completion and we noticed that the rebates haven't been made for our 6 slider door. The floor…

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vandy
Apr 25, 2017 3:59 pm
ecnal
ecnal
25 April 2017

Overlooking requirements

Overlooking requirements
VIC

Regulations can be found here: http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... s-2006.pdf You are looking for regulation 419. As others have mentioned, the definition of a…

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ecnal
Apr 25, 2017 3:09 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
25 April 2017

Retaining Wall Issue

Retaining Wall Issue
NSW

It's to do with adding weight to a compromised structure. It's understandable that your builder doesn't want to continue until the area is retained and supported, but…

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PVBuild
Apr 25, 2017 1:29 pm
bencad
bencad
24 April 2017

The Ponds - Lodore St Development

The Ponds - Lodore St Development
NSW

Hi.... Anyone building in the new El3ederton Homes Development in Lodore St, The ponds NSW? Would love to talk to anyone else caught up in the land registration delays?

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bencad
Apr 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Jess_Flood
Jess_Flood
24 April 2017

Home group wa Pre start

Home group wa Pre start
WA

Hey guys sorry I've been totally MIA i hadn't quite figured out how to use this thing haha. So just an update, we had our slab go down a week before Christmas last year…

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Jess_Flood
Apr 24, 2017 1:56 pm
ggeorge
ggeorge
24 April 2017

MetriconHomes Byron 32

MetriconHomes Byron 32
NSW

hi realise that this is a very late reply dont even know if it will reach you? but we are about to build a new house and found the one we like but Metricon 32 Byron but no…

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ggeorge
Apr 24, 2017 11:17 am
MR.india
MR.india
24 April 2017

Jordan Springs East Phase map

Jordan Springs East Phase map
NSW

Yeah.. We saw that in design document, requirement for facade (mix of materials) and professional landscape plan. Our builder is not doing the landscape plan, so we are…

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MR.india
Apr 24, 2017 10:12 am
Jenifermarie
Jenifermarie
23 April 2017

Exterior of house white - thoughts?

Exterior of house white - thoughts?
NSW

We have a lot of white render on our current apartment building. Anywhere it gets lots of sun we have no problem with it. If it's south facing and permanently shadowed…

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Jenifermarie
Apr 23, 2017 10:51 pm
lolly72
lolly72
23 April 2017

"Storm" bricks by PGH

"Storm" bricks by PGH

Hi, just wondering if anyone has built using Storm colour bricks (PGH) and have you had any issues? I have read how some of the bricks are painted and they have chipped…

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lolly72
Apr 23, 2017 7:09 pm
PDViennaH
PDViennaH
23 April 2017

Vienna 21 porter davis photos pleeeease

Vienna 21 porter davis photos pleeeease
VIC

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone here built a PD Vienna 21 built with Hebel (not brick) and Heritage facade? I would appreciate any photos or address where I could…

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PDViennaH
Apr 23, 2017 5:32 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
23 April 2017

Fairway Drive Kellyville

Fairway Drive Kellyville
NSW

Your solicitor will be able to provide you with these details. It will usually be in the Contract for the Sale of Land or ask your developer. Kind…

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wongbruce
Apr 23, 2017 11:19 am
SilentChaos
SilentChaos
23 April 2017

Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North

Simonds Prague with Modifications in Melbourne's North
VIC

Thanks for responding guys :-D It really helps reading your posts. @ I've been looking at your posts, really nice reading…

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SilentChaos
Apr 23, 2017 12:54 am
geminithinker
geminithinker
22 April 2017

Insp1red H0mes

Insp1red H0mes

Has anyone built with inspired homes since? Keen to hear feedback

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geminithinker
Apr 22, 2017 5:55 pm
san_riri
san_riri
22 April 2017

Lincoln 35 MK2 at Marsden Park

Lincoln 35 MK2 at Marsden Park
NSW

Has anyone built the Lincoln 35 MK2 at Marsden Park - Elara estate?

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san_riri
Apr 22, 2017 1:46 pm
Twandles
Twandles
22 April 2017

Building Bristol 33

Building Bristol 33
NSW

Has anyone got any pictures of butlers pantry they have built with Eden brae also wondering on average how much did people spend at home options thanks

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Twandles
Apr 22, 2017 11:44 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 April 2017

Need urgent advice...

Need urgent advice...
VIC

Ask your builder how long the electrician has worked for him, say why you have no confidence in the electrician and then discuss the builder's options. 40,000 Australian…

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SaveH2O
Apr 22, 2017 8:56 am
SaveH2O
GLO
GLO
21 April 2017

Building a 3rd Garage

Building a 3rd Garage
NSW

Hi , I'd be going by Council, not CDC. I guess my question is whether building right up to the boundary point is usually accepted by council (noting that the third…

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GLO
Apr 21, 2017 9:03 pm
jasonwg
jasonwg
21 April 2017

exposed-aggregate driveway

exposed-aggregate driveway
NSW

My driveway is 42m2 and cost about $5000 through the builder - colour is batman aggregate, I really like it but was pretty expensive! Had I not gone through the builder it…

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jasonwg
Apr 21, 2017 8:00 pm
jasonwg
kylz4
kylz4
21 April 2017

Varying mortar thickness - what are our options?

Varying mortar thickness - what are our options?
NSW

We are having similar issues with out of spec bed joints all over our bricked area and we are quite close to coastal area!! Our builder was talking about financial…

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kylz4
Apr 21, 2017 5:42 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
21 April 2017

Backyard size

Backyard size
NSW
1, 2

Well we did plan to have a pool down that side and the house has screw piers, but of course funds ran out for the pool! The pond is only 250mm deep and it's manly above…

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OurLindrum52
Apr 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Joker
Joker
21 April 2017

building contract

building contract

BE, from this forum does pre contract inspections also. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 21, 2017 12:50 pm
amiarm
amiarm
21 April 2017

Who is building with Blue Tongue homes

Who is building with Blue Tongue homes
NSW

Hi all, There is little or no information on this forum about Blue tongue homes - http://www.bluetonguehomes.com.au/ Anyone building with blue tongue homes in Sydney…

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amiarm
Apr 21, 2017 10:14 am
scubabe
scubabe
21 April 2017

Noosa 20 - North Habour

Noosa 20 - North Habour
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

11 weeks?? that's insane!!! Very fast worker bees you had on your build :) Now if you could just send them down to Charlibear and her GJ build near Lismore where it's been…

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scubabe
Apr 21, 2017 9:01 am
scubabe
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 April 2017

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls
NSW

If its on the weather side you would do better to retain adjacent to the fence and away from your footings Sorry no photos..But I can recommend to others the correct…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 21, 2017 7:56 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SkyJay
SkyJay
21 April 2017

Our 1st build

Our 1st build
NSW

We are building our first home with Coral and have chosen the Casuarina 30. Our land has settled and we have just completed all our Tile, electrical and colour selections.…

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SkyJay
Apr 21, 2017 3:01 am
Noelle1986
Noelle1986
20 April 2017

Oracle platinum home Hamilton 257

Oracle platinum home Hamilton 257
QLD
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Chris the new construction manager hes great

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Noelle1986
Apr 20, 2017 6:47 pm
algernon
algernon
20 April 2017

Personalised Plans - Help - Lower Chittering Build

Personalised Plans - Help - Lower Chittering Build
WA

Maybe you can talk to him about the square house - there's a little bit more work involved with hips/valleys, but it's generally not significant in terms of a house cost -…

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algernon
Apr 20, 2017 1:18 pm
sencillez
sencillez
20 April 2017

Building a Sandringham by Porter Davis

Building a Sandringham by Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi newhouse101, would you mind sharing the facade name of your sandringham? Thanks in advance :)

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sencillez
Apr 20, 2017 8:46 am

Street Appeal was one thing that was really important to us, We decided to choose the Torquay Facade. We almost chose the Burleigh Facade but I wasn't a fan of the three…

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keepitreal
Apr 20, 2017 8:26 am
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
19 April 2017

Few minor issues with build in Aveley

Few minor issues with build in Aveley
WA

I don't like the look of that timber beam either, that's an awful big defect in the timber I'd be getting a registered builder to do an inspection of the roof…

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mrsdoe
Apr 19, 2017 9:23 pm
mrsdoe
rsanand
rsanand
19 April 2017

how to find information related to Storm-water drain depth,

how to find information related to Storm-water drain depth,
VIC

Thanks fortunately there is a company that the builders use to collect all those information on behalf of the builder, the information was delayed, it arrived couple of…

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rsanand
Apr 19, 2017 5:41 pm
cbboy
cbboy
19 April 2017

Simon Homes

Simon Homes
VIC

Get your contracts checked by a professional. Owner is unprofessional and a bully, and be careful with the so called "flexibility" - I got stung. Workmanship is poor,…

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cbboy
Apr 19, 2017 11:09 am
Spooky8080
Spooky8080
18 April 2017

Garage Door opener

Garage Door opener
NSW

Just wondering what brand/model garage door opener does clarendon use.

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Spooky8080
Apr 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Vocalstar
Vocalstar
18 April 2017

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?
VIC

The best long term simple solution is "Ezydrain" it not only blocks the smells it kills the diseases that is created and also cleans the pipe walls over time from debris…

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Vocalstar
Apr 18, 2017 6:55 pm
Fullback15
Fullback15
18 April 2017

State Demolition review

State Demolition review
NSW

is this claim still active/pending?.. i would love to add my name to the list. Don't care too much about the $$, just want to see them held accountable. Our job was also…

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Fullback15
Apr 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Fullback15
Fullback15
18 April 2017

Anyone with Fowler Homes

Anyone with Fowler Homes
NSW

Hi Lemans, I normally go straight to Frank (construction manager) .. he's pretty good but doesn't change the outcome that much. If you wish to DM me I'd be happy to…

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Fullback15
Apr 18, 2017 6:27 pm
Lemans
Lemans
18 April 2017

Fowler homes - santorini

Fowler homes - santorini
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Thanks Scott for your reply. I also like darker tiles but hubby insists we go for light tiles, so i guess light tiles it is!

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Lemans
Apr 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Stace2205
Stace2205
18 April 2017

Anyone building in the Vermont Estate at Pitt Town?

Anyone building in the Vermont Estate at Pitt Town?
NSW
1 ... 53, 54, 55

Hi all we, we were considering a block to build at Vermont Estate but are now considering purchasing an already established home. Was hoping to get some people already…

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Stace2205
Apr 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Needamoneytree
Needamoneytree
18 April 2017

Anyone building edenbrae bristol 33

Anyone building edenbrae bristol 33
NSW

It might have to do with roof lines we had a lot of problems with the roof when extending our house

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Needamoneytree
Apr 18, 2017 9:58 am
Needamoneytree
marcoola
marcoola
18 April 2017

Building permit required to provide water meter/tap to vacan

Building permit required to provide water meter/tap to vacan
VIC

Not normally. Call Vic Water and see where its at ( or whoever your local water authority is ) If its a new estate its normally fitted at around the time the lot…

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marcoola
Apr 18, 2017 8:30 am
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cat_dunc
Apr 17, 2017 11:49 pm
cat_dunc

So I didn't update this but back in February I got a very aggressive letter from the owners of the block of land behind us saying we built out retaining wall on their…

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shellby
Apr 17, 2017 9:22 pm
shellby
Berek
Berek
17 April 2017

Is this normal?

Is this normal?
WA

Someone wasn't using their grey material. Ours is underneath the cover out of sight.

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Berek
Apr 17, 2017 8:06 pm
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Milestone
Apr 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Milestone
algernon
algernon
17 April 2017

Existing site plan - where do u get one?

Existing site plan - where do u get one?
VIC

Council records can be incomplete or out-of-date. Most of the time you'll need to have a site survey that's fairly recent (e.g. within the last 12 months), although…

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algernon
Apr 17, 2017 10:23 am


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