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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 October 2017

Building contract / Delay building

Building contract / Delay building

Thanks for the reply,were the bulkhead's bulkhead's post contract variations or TBA items ?, the builder may well be entitled to extras?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 07, 2017 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Katehutch
Katehutch
7 October 2017

YES or NO to building while living overseas!!! HELP PLEASE

YES or NO to building while living overseas!!! HELP PLEASE
NSW

Everything seems so scary to me at the moment!! I would definitely have someone there to check it over at those 4 major stage you suggest. I think we will wait for 1 year…

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Katehutch
Oct 07, 2017 7:54 am
Jacks
Jacks
7 October 2017

Custom build - Ryde

Custom build - Ryde
NSW

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and loving the wealth of knowledge and hoping to tap into it if I can! We're wanting to do a knockdown rebuild in Ryde but struggling to…

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Jacks
Oct 07, 2017 7:43 am
alexp79
alexp79
6 October 2017

Bigger home Vs Ducted Reverse A/C

Bigger home Vs Ducted Reverse A/C
VIC

I don't see any issue for builder to bring in/installing this duct grills/openings for your future ducted aircon (an extra cost will be cost of grills and in-plaster…

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alexp79
Oct 06, 2017 8:18 pm

Thanks very much. Nelson did an amazing job. He also stands by his work, and has even come out to fix something that wasn't even his fault. Really good guy!

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camma18
Oct 06, 2017 8:14 pm
camma18
donovanjd
donovanjd
6 October 2017

Home Assurance with Henley

Home Assurance with Henley
VIC

Does anyone have any experience dealing with Henley's home assurance department? What's your experience been with them? 3 months into moving into our new home we've…

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donovanjd
Oct 06, 2017 1:42 pm
RDhar_2016
RDhar_2016
6 October 2017

Price Matrix -Henley

Price Matrix -Henley

I know it is frustrating. It seems developer can take upto 30 months before buyer can push any legalities.

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RDhar_2016
Oct 06, 2017 10:49 am
DRT
DRT
6 October 2017

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)

Our Glendale 39 - Metricon (Blackwood Park, SA)
SA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi tungfai How is everything going on with you build. I am also building Glendale 41 with como facade in Sydney. Would love to see some completed pictures. Also what…

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DRT
Oct 06, 2017 9:38 am
WarpSpeed79
WarpSpeed79
6 October 2017

Drilling into Steel Beams?

Drilling into Steel Beams?
NSW

Hi all, Our beautiful Eden Brae home is finally taking shape, with its steel frame erected and ready to go. We have set aside some items that we intend to wall mount -…

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WarpSpeed79
Oct 06, 2017 8:37 am
WarpSpeed79
francisr
francisr
5 October 2017

Granvue Emerald 29

Granvue Emerald 29
VIC

Hi, have built your home with Granvue homes Emerald 29? we are planning to build as well. Could you give me some feedback about it? We just couldn't picture it out what it…

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francisr
Oct 05, 2017 10:50 pm
Sarah159
Sarah159
5 October 2017

Tomcats build in mount barker

Tomcats build in mount barker
SA

Floor plan looks great! We had a look at Newenham and its lovely, im sure you wont regret that decision. I need to get some retaining quotes also, it is so ridiculously…

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Sarah159
Oct 05, 2017 7:27 pm
Rochelle-1212
Rochelle-1212
5 October 2017

Montgomery Homes, Magnolia Estate Hamlyn Terrace

Montgomery Homes, Magnolia Estate Hamlyn Terrace
NSW

Hi Kate, Message me and I'll give you info about my build and opinion building with Montgomery.

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Rochelle-1212
Oct 05, 2017 7:08 pm
djblurr
djblurr
5 October 2017

Quick question about land orientation

Quick question about land orientation
QLD

ok so in that case I think I want a southfacing house (northern facing backyard)!!! Cheers guys

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djblurr
Oct 05, 2017 3:21 pm
eirrac
eirrac
5 October 2017

Project builder, custom builder or owner builder

Project builder, custom builder or owner builder

We looked up project build vs custom build. We are building project. While there were additional charges for downlights slightly above cost price this also includes the…

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eirrac
Oct 05, 2017 2:04 pm
rum_home
rum_home
5 October 2017

Glendale 45 or Merricks 42 Extend to 45

Glendale 45 or Merricks 42 Extend to 45
VIC

Personally I preferred the layout of the Bentleigh (Merrick) over the Glendale. The master bedroom with the 'WIR' behind the bed wasn't big enough and the 'retreat' in…

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rum_home
Oct 05, 2017 12:56 pm
rum_home
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Waldorf_Grange_Build
4 October 2017

External Colour Suggestions Help! - Coastal Hampton Style

External Colour Suggestions Help! - Coastal Hampton Style

We went for a grey and white Hamptons look as well. I found the Shake Grey has a slight green undertone which I wanted to avoid. The Surfmist was the closest to white in…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Oct 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Cboi
Cboi
4 October 2017

Fairhaven ILUKA 349 Warragul

Fairhaven ILUKA 349 Warragul
VIC

A place to share our journey of building the ILUKA 349 in Warragul. Our land is not due to title until Aug/Sep 2018. Which give us the perfect amount of time to plan out…

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Cboi
Oct 04, 2017 8:52 pm
cjose
cjose
4 October 2017

Building with Blueprint, Landsdale..Pool is in!

Building with Blueprint, Landsdale..Pool is in!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Beautiful home! Love the lights! Who did your floor tiles?

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cjose
Oct 04, 2017 11:54 am
sleeprequired
sleeprequired
4 October 2017

builder recommendations please

builder recommendations please
VIC

Hi all. We are building a new home and are looking for input on builders who fit our profile - located in Frankston North - existing house out the front - small 3…

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sleeprequired
Oct 04, 2017 9:17 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
4 October 2017

Help with powder room please!!!!!!

Help with powder room please!!!!!!

It would be a shame to have to make the vanity smaller than that. But I'm guessing now that the plumbing is in it's too late to move it too. Bugger. So are they saying…

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MrsJM
Oct 04, 2017 5:07 am
MrsJM
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vikushivu
Oct 04, 2017 12:40 am
mafu1983
mafu1983
3 October 2017

Oracle Platnium homes

Oracle Platnium homes
QLD

Hey Maykojebu3, how is your build going? Do you have any more photos? Would really love to see how you build has been going. We are building with Oracle as well,…

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mafu1983
Oct 03, 2017 11:54 pm
Jessiej
Jessiej
3 October 2017

Our Coral Homes Noosa 26

Our Coral Homes Noosa 26
NSW
1 ... 42, 43, 44

The rain has been great! Should get that grass growing in no time

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Jessiej
Oct 03, 2017 10:13 pm
p.dark
p.dark
3 October 2017

Base and Frame completion

Base and Frame completion

Thanks I am building with simonds in Tarneit.

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p.dark
Oct 03, 2017 8:11 pm
Richellebentley
Richellebentley
3 October 2017

Zac Homes recommendations

Zac Homes recommendations
NSW

Hi guys, After a ridiculous 10 weeks going back and forth with the bank, we are signing our land contract tomorrow :). It's in Mulgoa rise and I was wondering if anyone…

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Richellebentley
Oct 03, 2017 3:45 pm
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
3 October 2017

Builder Selection - North Ryde

Builder Selection - North Ryde
NSW

I built with Binet and am happy:) Re no parking not totally surprised 7-11 am is when everyone shows up to do the work.

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TheBigHouse
Oct 03, 2017 2:50 pm
hillbuilder
hillbuilder
3 October 2017

New Building Seaford Meadows SA

New Building Seaford Meadows SA
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

It is frustrating. The world would be a better place if a lot more people did their jobs properly!! There is no excuse for lack of communication or response, but it seems…

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hillbuilder
Oct 03, 2017 1:13 pm

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Nisarg
Oct 03, 2017 11:10 am
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building-expert
Oct 03, 2017 9:57 am
building-expert
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 8:18 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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aryacomm
Oct 02, 2017 8:15 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 6:01 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 12:12 pm
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 10:19 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 10:15 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 9:50 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 9:43 pm
aloenyx
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 8:22 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 6:17 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 3:40 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 1:21 pm
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 10:16 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 9:50 pm
Bergman58
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 6:36 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 10:33 am

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