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monstro
monstro
19 January

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)

Building w/ Ausbuild @ Thrive (~550k; during COVID)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi njh! Happy new year! The $7500 I mentioned is actually my total cost. AusBuild have the refined flooring upgrade wherein you pay $2,000 to get those 'standard…

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monstro
Jan 19, 2021 2:30 pm
monstro
Onram
Onram
19 January

Building at Clydesdale Estate Marsden Park

Building at Clydesdale Estate Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2, 3

Settlement done on 24th Dec. Now waiting on final plans etc.

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Onram
Jan 19, 2021 8:19 am
Phoenix77
Phoenix77
18 January

Metricon - Liberty 38 with Provincial facade - Ryde

Metricon - Liberty 38 with Provincial facade - Ryde
NSW

Hang in there. I reckon with the $25K government grant, they are getting are busy. Are you applying for this grant? If not maybe you need to consider postponing before…

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Phoenix77
Jan 18, 2021 6:49 pm
Tony888
Tony888
18 January

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 163, 164, 165

Thats reassuring, the delay is making me nervous :)

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Tony888
Jan 18, 2021 5:24 pm
Roy Allantos
Roy Allantos
18 January

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 66, 67, 68

I believe the BAL rating is 12.5 for the quarter acre blocks

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Roy Allantos
Jan 18, 2021 5:05 pm
Roy Allantos

Hello. Been here before. Not focusing on that, focusing on the new build. Wife and I have settled on a Montessa 43 by Henley, with a change to the whole top floor.…

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Noname
Jan 18, 2021 2:43 pm
MegP
MegP
18 January

Colour questions?

Colour questions?
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hi Michelle, Hoping for some guidance. We are renovating and will be cement rendering our home. Gables are going and will be replaced with tiles to match. We are…

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MegP
Jan 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Karar
Karar
18 January

Building With Metricon

Building With Metricon

Agree with you in regards to quality and customer service, a lot of unhappy customers just like you after completion service is very poor lately with poster in the group…

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Karar
Jan 18, 2021 8:32 am
ziggyblur
ziggyblur
18 January

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Any more recent updates from building a Metford in Canberra? Interested in 33.

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ziggyblur
Jan 18, 2021 1:59 am
ThrottleMonkey
ThrottleMonkey
17 January

Man hole

Man hole
WA

Our man hole is 1000 x 500. Plenty of room for access and lining up the step ladder to climb on up. Our builder had two size options if I remember correctly. As for the…

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ThrottleMonkey
Jan 17, 2021 3:56 pm
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Deacon91
Jan 17, 2021 2:22 pm

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive
NSW

All you need to do is to identify the correct and complete guidelines from an authentic source that could help you execute your…

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originalcollector
Jan 17, 2021 2:20 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
17 January

Managing vapour membrane after slab pour

Managing vapour membrane after slab pour

Thanks! So if a liquid damp proof membrane is applied to the side of the slab is the excess vapour barrier cut flush. Is there a detrimental effect having the vapour…

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bluesteel
Jan 17, 2021 12:03 pm
bluesteel
NathanPS
NathanPS
17 January

Theatre advice

Theatre advice
WA

Hi mate, I did acoustic insulation throughout plus acoustic plaster board panels, whether it made a huge different or not I’m unsure. The plasterboard though I can tell…

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NathanPS
Jan 17, 2021 10:56 am
Nady
Nady
16 January

Carlisle Sheraton Journey

Carlisle Sheraton Journey
VIC
1, 2

Hi I am also interested in knowing the price for: High ceiling 2.74 on ground floor and 2.59 on first floor.

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Nady
Jan 16, 2021 11:13 pm
Shinzlet
Shinzlet
16 January

New build and possum in roof

New build and possum in roof

I’ve recently had my build completed and I’ve already got a possum (possibly rodent but I’m set on possum). I can hear it running over the roof and then climb in. My…

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Shinzlet
Jan 16, 2021 10:33 pm
done
done
16 January

Trying to decide on a builder

Trying to decide on a builder
NSW

who did you go with?

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done
Jan 16, 2021 9:03 pm
Brett0004
Brett0004
16 January

Power points issues with height in bathrooms

Power points issues with height in bathrooms
NSW

Centre power point can come right down. Zone extends 150mm to each side of sinks with capacity less than 45 litres and 400mm above.

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Brett0004
Jan 16, 2021 8:35 pm

Porter Davis Battons

Porter Davis Battons

Hi All, Does anyone know the Batton Relocation charge with Porter Davis and also if you get a credit back for them?? We are building the Mont Albert Grange 48 TIA

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montalbert_porterdavis
Jan 16, 2021 5:59 pm
ssrm
ssrm
16 January

Low valuation for new build construction loan

Low valuation for new build construction loan

Hey Zoltaire, We're in the same situation. Building in Harrisdale, ~230 sqm, builder quoted $315k, valuation came at $288k. Reasonably good spec which bank thinks…

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ssrm
Jan 16, 2021 1:46 pm
doro
doro
16 January

Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.
NSW

I wish I knew that before the build. They did not let us choose the materials before the DA approval. They initiated all the flooring plan before internal designing…

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doro
Jan 16, 2021 1:21 pm
done
done
16 January

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder
1, 2

who did you end up going with?

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done
Jan 16, 2021 11:28 am
kdr2020
kdr2020
16 January

Drop edge beams-retaining walls

Drop edge beams-retaining walls

You could be describing my situation!! The builder (Burbank Homes) has come back recommending a Cut & Fill with DEBs & Retaining Walls. We wanted a single level house and…

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kdr2020
Jan 16, 2021 11:22 am
kdr2020
kdr2020
16 January

Burbank Homes Edgerton 282 Build

Burbank Homes Edgerton 282 Build

Continuing to progress with Burbank Homes on the Edgerton 282. We worked with the sales consultant (a practical, no-nonsense, non-salesy chap IMO) to include the Burbank…

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kdr2020
Jan 16, 2021 11:14 am
kdr2020
kdr2020
16 January

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

Thanks for sharing such an extensive list of demolition service providers. Saved me a lot of time Googling!

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kdr2020
Jan 16, 2021 10:42 am
Coldarea
Coldarea
16 January

Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

Advise building with Metricon Fintona 37

Awesome thanks that’s quite a bit less than I though. We got our studio walk through appointment today!

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Coldarea
Jan 16, 2021 8:04 am
Poseidon
Poseidon
16 January

Feedback on living room orientation

Feedback on living room orientation

Hi All I have just recently started following this page. Have a question on how to ensure there is maximum natural light in the living rooms? Bit of context: Our living…

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Poseidon
Jan 16, 2021 1:54 am
enz32
enz32
16 January

AUSBUILD Prominence Pallara

AUSBUILD Prominence Pallara
1, 2

Hello sorry didnt even realized you replied. How was your home so far congratulations! Hope everything went well! Thats pretty good if there are only minor…

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enz32
Jan 16, 2021 12:23 am
maeoliver
maeoliver
15 January

Which Grey Brick?

Which Grey Brick?

We're building our first home in QLD and we're really keen to have grey bricks. We first chose PGH driftwood but when I saw it in an actual house, it was too light. Has…

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maeoliver
Jan 15, 2021 10:48 pm
gogo65
gogo65
15 January

Upgrade Costs 'i.e moving from group 1 to group 4'

Upgrade Costs 'i.e moving from group 1 to group 4'

I dont know who you’re building with, but if its a project builder, it’s likely the upgrades will be expensive. For example a slab of frosty carina is double the cost…

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gogo65
Jan 15, 2021 5:03 pm
gogo65
orangejuice
orangejuice
15 January

Clerestory windows: Frontage is North facing [Melbourne KDR]

Clerestory windows: Frontage is North facing [Melbourne KDR]

Wow, 30% more added cost to std rectangular house! I really need to go back to my drawing board. Seems like there's no easy way out for a frontage north-facing block. :(:(:(

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orangejuice
Jan 15, 2021 3:52 pm
baileyspy
baileyspy
15 January

Planning Schemes

Planning Schemes

You may want to check with a Land use planner, but if I recall correctly the distance is stepped - so at ground level it's a 1m setback, then 1.3 for anything between…

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baileyspy
Jan 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Vineet Babbar
Vineet Babbar
15 January

North Facing Property

North Facing Property

Hi Moudzj, You are a real champion, I think this image file will do for me. Would you recommend any alterations in the plan from the northerly aspect of the property? We…

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Vineet Babbar
Jan 15, 2021 2:16 pm
shraz
shraz
15 January

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370

KDRB Bentley Homes Kyalami 370
VIC
1, 2

Hi Kate, We are also looking at building the Magellen with Bentley homes on a sloping block in Doreen....did you end up going with Bentley and if so how is your…

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shraz
Jan 15, 2021 10:56 am
Winnieshome
Winnieshome
14 January

Above bench basin complications

Above bench basin complications

That’s great. Thanks so much for taking the time to share. Sounds like it should be a reasonably straight forward convo with our builder. Nice bathroom!

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Winnieshome
Jan 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Althom
Althom
14 January

Seals for garage doors

Seals for garage doors
WA

Maybe but probably no more than polystyrene

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Althom
Jan 14, 2021 8:56 pm
Althom
Project00
Project00
14 January

Building to lock-up only | builder recommendations? | SA

Building to lock-up only | builder recommendations? | SA

Most major builders won't, just keep looking you'll find one ,your best chance is private gumtree Facebook etc

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Project00
Jan 14, 2021 8:48 pm
Jen023
Jen023
14 January

Upgrade cost in new homes - we are building with meridian h

Upgrade cost in new homes - we are building with meridian h

We are going for our colour appointment soon...any advice? How did ur build go?

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Jen023
Jan 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Novalon
Novalon
14 January

Instant Gas HWS - distance from kitchen

Instant Gas HWS - distance from kitchen

Thank you! I will look into that.

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Novalon
Jan 14, 2021 3:25 pm
Pete_000
Pete_000
14 January

Balustrade

Balustrade
NSW

I would threaten them with dept of fair trading, you would have a good case especially as the images they supplied do not show uneven spacing. I didn't have to go that far…

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Pete_000
Jan 14, 2021 11:43 am
Vineet Babbar
Vineet Babbar
13 January

Demolition Quotes

Demolition Quotes

Thanks for your prompt reply.

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Vineet Babbar
Jan 13, 2021 10:09 pm
Lily88
Lily88
13 January

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

Hi, I’m new to this this forum. I am too wanting to build Boston 42. Would you be able to tell me the tender price? Thanks

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Lily88
Jan 13, 2021 6:59 pm

Also for internal Walls Colour scheme i am thinking Lexicon white for ceiling & border while for walls "timeless grey half". please advise for internal and if someone…

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Michelle
Jan 13, 2021 6:49 pm
Michelle
blcheong
blcheong
13 January

Citipower Electrical Pit Cost

Citipower Electrical Pit Cost

Thanks all for replying. Yes it does seem a little expensive but not sure what other choice there is :-?

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blcheong
Jan 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
13 January

Additional costs after contract

Additional costs after contract

Was the original price for turning the alfresco into house area a quote or a variation?

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Doozer1905
Jan 13, 2021 12:16 am
Berek
Berek
12 January

New Home - Slab Certification by Engineer

New Home - Slab Certification by Engineer

Yes, an engineer (usually the one who did the design) needs to inspect the foundations before the concrete pour. He will issue a certificate to the building surveyor. Only…

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Berek
Jan 12, 2021 8:22 pm
itsmartin
itsmartin
12 January

Valuations - What should I include for best valuation?

Valuations - What should I include for best valuation?

I just went through this process so might be able to offer my (very limited) experience. The valuation for my build was done in two parts: Land and house. The land is…

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itsmartin
Jan 12, 2021 8:03 pm
itsmartin
kirashogun
kirashogun
12 January

Latitude 37 vs Comdain

Latitude 37 vs Comdain

Chose Comdain. I also found L37 a bit arrogant and their inclusions seems really bad compared to the price they charge. Comdain seems expensive at the start but they only…

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kirashogun
Jan 12, 2021 5:31 pm
moudzj
moudzj
12 January

Stormwater discharge: easement or drainage system?

Stormwater discharge: easement or drainage system?
NSW

Civil Engineer here, and I live in Beverly Hills (under GRC). GRC allows for charged systems for single dwelling builds, depending on if its possible. The other DA in…

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moudzj
Jan 12, 2021 3:19 pm

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