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Driveway regulation interpretation and advice needed please.
Hi GLO, We are in a similar position wanting to install a driveway on a corner block with the proposed driveway 5.4m to the tangent point. How did you go with…
Terrible Brick / Mortar Finish - What are my options
My build has been a nightmare, and now I have huge issues with the brickwork and mortar. See attached photos. I'm seeing lime pitting also I believe. Does anyone have an…
Building a retaining wall in front of an existing fence
when we were faced with similar choice we went for the 'brick planter' approach. although in our case we also had an option of just levelling our side to be flat and…
Has anyone built with COLDON HOMES along Bass Coast VIC?
Any reviews - good or bad please as we are looking to possibly engage them?
Home build certification taking long - Shoud I be concerned?
The minimum mandate will be a certificate of compliance If the builder hasn't paid for a report then it's conveniently not provided to owners. Delays and shortages are a…
House cost to land value ratio - avoid overcapitalising
overcapitalising usually means don't build things like pool, fireplace etc, unless you actually need it, or it's expected that the kind of house you're building should…
Seeking a good 3rd party building inspector South Australia
Hi, we are building with Metricon and we are concerned about the quality of the build and suspect some work is not up to standard. Can anyone recommend a private building…
Treatment of structural HW within brick pier
No need for internal columns and framing within the brick pier? If you are concerned about point loads double up the brick leaf under the beams add in 12mm threaded tie rods hth
Metricon Studio M Appointment - What to avoid?
The correct process is to assess the value and to minimise the variations What gets taken out and credited back to you is minus the builders margins (profits) What gets…
KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne
Thanks for doing the blog SuperSabre76. As someone else stated, there's very little feedback or info on Sienna other than their web site so this has been a handy…
BRICK CALLOUT: PGH Sculpted Grey! Anyone used? Can find no p
Hoping someone on here as built with PGH Sculpted Grey. The catalogue colour are way off the sample and the 2 addresses we got in our area don't have it on facade so…
Charged rain water system and compliant downpipes
Box gutter drainage compliance is different to eaves gutter compliance. Whereas eaves gutter compliance factors a 1:20 year storm event, box gutter drainage compliance…
Timber frame exposed for extended period of time - should I
If your frame has passed inspection you should be Ok but if you are worried refer to the building surveyor who is the ultimate certifier on the job. But be careful what…
Anyone here currently building with Langford Jones Homes?
Hi Teresa would appreciate joining the FB group as we’re caught up in the mess too and would be keen to be part of the collective to discuss options. Can you send me…
Reporting an issue we've sen on site but shouldn't go onsite
Hi @Phil of…
First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
8 Effective Tips for Home Organization and…
Builders who can do a suspended slab/bearers and joists?
Bunbury Just curious as to how much you need to raise your floor and why you think suspended is the only way to go? Are your engineers saying you need to allow the…
Has anyone used this combination of bricks/ colours?
Hi guys, My architect suggested these colours together (as below). What do…
Building terminology- no returns? What does this mean
Hey Simeon There was 2.5m² of tiled splashback so the $257 credit is $100 per m² which actually isn't to bad but like most project builders they have kept their margin…
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