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hawkas
hawkas
13 September

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Blacktea Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your basketball court? Is it the standard 9m x 5m or slightly smaller? My block is 15m wide and I am deciding…

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hawkas
Sep 13, 2021 11:19 am
Noname
Noname
13 September

Home Audio

Home Audio
VIC

don't do it if you care about sound quality. Most speakers in ceilings lack the proper isolation and sound direction that dedicated speakers in properly designed cabinets…

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Noname
Sep 13, 2021 10:55 am

This was my creation: The council did a site inspection, and requested further information (drawings showing building area over 7.5M), which we got from Metricon.…

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Sparkyf
Sep 13, 2021 10:27 am
Sparkyf
CharlieVanDerKat
CharlieVanDerKat
12 September

How far can I build from zero lot boundary

How far can I build from zero lot boundary

I'm working on a design for a new home in Moreton Bay council area. The block is 15 metres wide and has a zero lot boundary. I don't wish to build on the zero lot…

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CharlieVanDerKat
Sep 12, 2021 4:11 pm
icat2000
icat2000
12 September

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat
1, 2

Okay. Long time between posting been busy with work and getting my house build up and running. Have chosen a builder. Will post more information once its all finalised.…

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icat2000
Sep 12, 2021 1:02 pm
icat2000
Flamingo
Flamingo
12 September

Advice picking a builder

Advice picking a builder

Hi, you can bring the address to the builder ideally with contract attached with 10.7 information, some builder will help you and some may help you. The more information…

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Flamingo
Sep 12, 2021 12:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 September

Building inspector

Building inspector

Building Inspector is a name reserved under Building Act 1993 for registered building practitioners who undertake mandatory inspections under the building permit.…

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building-expert
Sep 12, 2021 9:24 am
building-expert
intotheunknown
intotheunknown
10 September

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Hi Hiddie73, how did your build end up going? Its been a couple of years since your post, we are discussions with Lily homes and would love to hear how everything went in…

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intotheunknown
Sep 10, 2021 10:45 pm
building-expert
building-expert
10 September

Builder refusal - site access

Builder refusal - site access

There is nothing there that cannot be managed by a competent builder. Whether the builder wants your job is another thing. If there is a lot of good work around then it's…

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building-expert
Sep 10, 2021 6:58 pm
building-expert
Zoebunny
Zoebunny
10 September

Outer East Melbourne cost new home

Outer East Melbourne cost new home

Great, sounds like that seems to be the ballpark then. Yes happy to have a reality check sooner rather than later.

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Zoebunny
Sep 10, 2021 5:11 pm
Kofi B
Kofi B
10 September

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Awesome! Any major changes you made during tender phase that you could suggest. We are just moving through this now.

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Kofi B
Sep 10, 2021 5:10 pm
mcbks
mcbks
10 September

Building Cost in Melbourne

Building Cost in Melbourne
VIC

We spoke with all the builders that had display homes anywhere near us. From memory that included: Metricon, henley. Simmonds, porter Davis, Sherridon, Dennis family,…

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mcbks
Sep 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
10 September

Leave initial deposit with 2 builders and get to contract st

Leave initial deposit with 2 builders and get to contract st

My experience is that the builder will set up a meeting first to go through estimate and work out an estimate price then you pay tender price if you are happy with it.…

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Flamingo
Sep 10, 2021 2:34 pm
an3035
an3035
10 September

Contract and finance process

Contract and finance process

I see. They have written the term as 200 days not including weekends and public holidays, Christmas etc so it looks like 40 weeks?

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an3035
Sep 10, 2021 12:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September

Terminate Build Contract

Terminate Build Contract

they should have told you that loop hole before you handed over any money You are also liable for all extra additional costs if you now pull out The reality is that…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2021 11:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September

Regarding cost

Regarding cost

You need a 3D Engineering Bim Model to drive the project costs Otherwise you are putting the Horse behind the Cart... if you get my gist

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2021 11:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September

$120k site costs in Diamond Creek

$120k site costs in Diamond Creek

You need the 3D Bim, engineering data and proofs first then you can link the SI Units and cost into the spreadsheet using on line apps LOL builder just can tell you…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2021 11:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Alexg90
Alexg90
10 September

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!

Metricon Savannah 34 - We are in!
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

PBD - How have you progressed with this? My husband and I are looking at building the Savannah 34 - we are waiting on land to be released.…

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Alexg90
Sep 10, 2021 10:20 am
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sifntdaz
Sep 10, 2021 9:26 am
jlirv
jlirv
9 September

Building a Doulton in Geelong

Building a Doulton in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Sparky! Followed on insta looks great. Dying to see the kitchen and talk cabinets

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jlirv
Sep 09, 2021 10:12 pm

Anyone had the coating on their shower surround perish like this? Not sure what this part of the shower is even called and whether it would be covered by warranty. It's…

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NicMac03
Sep 09, 2021 5:52 pm
serene_bleu
serene_bleu
9 September

Latitude 37 vs Comdain

Latitude 37 vs Comdain

We built with Latitude 37. Handover in 2017 and we frankly missed the boat. I think if you used them around 2010-2015 they were great, but were in decline when we used…

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serene_bleu
Sep 09, 2021 4:31 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
9 September

Does anyone build with First Avenue Homes

Does anyone build with First Avenue Homes
QLD

Lulu_LiveTrain what problems, challenges and questions etc. happened during your build?, and how were these resolved by those great people at First Avenue Homes? Please…

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Kippers01
Sep 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
9 September

Is a building inspector worth it during construction?

Is a building inspector worth it during construction?
NSW
1, 2

Its worth getting a building consultant to check and report on compliance with contract plans and construction standards however your consultant has no authority over the…

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Kippers01
Sep 09, 2021 12:41 pm
AlexAndRachel
AlexAndRachel
9 September

Wardrobes.....

Wardrobes.....
VIC

We're early in our journey with TA, but have read and considered doing this separately. I'm following a few on instagram: Upmarket on I found is COS Interiors. Nest…

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AlexAndRachel
Sep 09, 2021 11:36 am
pbaral82
pbaral82
9 September

Feature wall with tile and gas fireplace

Feature wall with tile and gas fireplace

I have designed void lounge and want to have a feature wall with tile and inbuilt gas fireplace , any idea

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pbaral82
Sep 09, 2021 10:48 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
8 September

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

If you house is reversed to the first picture, I would swap the family and dining room. That way you have the big window to the north.

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bestspecials
Sep 08, 2021 2:10 pm
bestspecials
JoRayMe
JoRayMe
8 September

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Have Spectrum started your build or are they impacted by supply issues causing delay?

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JoRayMe
Sep 08, 2021 2:04 pm
alexp79
alexp79
8 September

Tapware

Tapware

Never heard of those

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alexp79
Sep 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Jessibus
Jessibus
8 September

BGC Company WA

BGC Company WA

Thanks for your help :) I’ll check it out.

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Jessibus
Sep 08, 2021 12:22 am
AnjC
AnjC
8 September

Privacy Screen for Balcony - please advise

Privacy Screen for Balcony - please advise

Look at the design codes for guidance. My understanding is that the screen should be permanently affixed.

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AnjC
Sep 08, 2021 12:10 am
Ayaana
Ayaana
7 September

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

hi... we are also looking at savoy40.. would love to hear ur experience and tips :)

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Ayaana
Sep 07, 2021 7:02 pm
akp06
akp06
7 September

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Go see by yourself in Tallawong. They have sold the houses long ago but not a single trace of starting the build. Visit other projects as well which they claim to be completed.

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akp06
Sep 07, 2021 2:44 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
7 September

Hebel vs Brick Veneer (external walls - new custom double s

Hebel vs Brick Veneer (external walls - new custom double s

Yes, most builders use the Dulux System so that could be checked. Panel installation is critical. Would like to see the private inspectors people engage check all…

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Pedro4137
Sep 07, 2021 11:36 am
unep
unep
7 September

Red gum brick from PGH bricks

Red gum brick from PGH bricks

I am doing colour selections for our new house. Any suggestions regarding Red Gum bricks from PGH?

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unep
Sep 07, 2021 9:36 am
chippy
chippy
6 September

Thomas Archer WIR depth

Thomas Archer WIR depth

That is standard. The hanging rail sits out on the shelf so clothes on hangers fit.

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chippy
Sep 06, 2021 9:20 pm
chippy
BellyCoy19
BellyCoy19
6 September

Building a house - final payment

Building a house - final payment
VIC

In the letter you received from your builder, it will state when the final payment is due, in my case my builder said 3-5 days from pre handover inspection date. If you…

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BellyCoy19
Sep 06, 2021 3:08 pm
Francisx
Francisx
6 September

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Manishg, Hopefully you’re still enjoying your home. We’re currently at contract stage. We’ve noticed on our draft contract the builder’s margin is at 30%…

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Francisx
Sep 06, 2021 12:50 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 September

Holes in the timber slats at frame stage - photos attached

Holes in the timber slats at frame stage - photos attached

Send the photos to the relevant building surveyor and ask them to be taken into account when they inspect the frame for compliance

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building-expert
Sep 06, 2021 9:42 am
building-expert
Noname
Noname
6 September

LMI for Construction loan

LMI for Construction loan

Nope. They refinanced to include the construction loan a year and half later. It's a new loan, new full LMI.

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Noname
Sep 06, 2021 7:10 am
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Tim65
Sep 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Tim65
awkwajena
awkwajena
5 September

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions
VIC
1, 2

Hi K, Did you ever get your build done? Would love to hear how it all went if you're still around and happy to share.

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awkwajena
Sep 05, 2021 8:42 pm
Bobbris84
Bobbris84
5 September

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

I will be requesting access formally from the neighbours. So no it wont be tresspassing.

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Bobbris84
Sep 05, 2021 4:44 pm

take advantage of the views and invest in electric shutters and suitable glass (your local cliate isn;t as subject to highs and low temperature... if the void is your…

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oklouise
Sep 05, 2021 4:24 pm
oklouise
oklouise
5 September

Floor plan advice

Floor plan advice

the challenge with making a plan wider is to avoid make it bigger and altering the basic floorplan too much...my estimate of the original floorplan is about 331 sqm and…

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oklouise
Sep 05, 2021 12:57 pm
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lili17
Sep 05, 2021 11:42 am
rachelj72
rachelj72
5 September

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2

I have the HRV fur the Hue 47sqs but don’t start building until Jan. I hope it will be ok. Have anyone had this system ? well build

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rachelj72
Sep 05, 2021 9:08 am
OzSurferAl
OzSurferAl
4 September

Advice on Floor Plan for New House

Advice on Floor Plan for New House

It’s also worth noting that having North facing living areas will result in a better NatHERS star rating. This is because, for heating, the Chenath engine that NatHERS…

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OzSurferAl
Sep 04, 2021 10:36 pm
Cindyxxx
Cindyxxx
4 September

Any one has built with Marque property?

Any one has built with Marque property?

Hi All, Anyone has built with Marque property in Melbourne? They have a design we are interested in and woundering…

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Cindyxxx
Sep 04, 2021 9:10 pm

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