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obiwon
obiwon
31 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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Sub boards are handy to have inside if the extra cost works for you. This way you can put an Energex padlock on the main meterbox and just refer to the inside sub…

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obiwon
Jan 31, 2024 11:44 am
obiwon
obiwon
obiwon
29 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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I would visit weekly at least so you can take pictures, progress pictures. Be sure to take pictures of around the house slab perimeter and in particular if there is water…

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obiwon
Jan 29, 2024 1:21 pm
obiwon
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 December 2023

$13,500 staircase and we get grade E timber.

$13,500 staircase and we get grade E timber.
ACT

Staircases and sausages. Should thou wish to keep thy palate sweet for sausages, avert thine eyes from their crafting.

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SaveH2O
Dec 28, 2023 7:28 pm
SaveH2O

also your QR code link is sus. Thanks for playing

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ponzutwo
Nov 29, 2023 3:43 pm
resu
resu
30 October 2023

External wall render

External wall render
ACT

Thank you Pedro4137

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resu
Oct 30, 2023 8:35 pm
catb
catb
30 October 2023

is this brickwork acceptable

is this brickwork acceptable
ACT

I wanted to get some thoughts on the quality of workmanship on the following brickwork? are there specific clauses in Australian Standards which relate…

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catb
Oct 30, 2023 6:00 pm
Nawp
Nawp
26 October 2023

Building with Mcdonalds jones home

Building with Mcdonalds jones home
ACT

Hi AKG, We had a base tender of $592 for 31 squares from MC Donald Jones. It looks relatively cheaper than other builders. But I assume there are many hidden things that…

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Nawp
Oct 26, 2023 10:20 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
21 January 2023

Neighbour wants fence removed to build their garage wall on

Neighbour wants fence removed to build their garage wall on
ACT
1, 2

If it's not your wall, can you still hit a tennis ball against it?

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stonesthrow
Jan 21, 2023 8:23 pm
oklouise
oklouise
23 November 2022

Floorplan/Build Suggestions

Floorplan/Build Suggestions
ACT

some variations for consideration

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oklouise
Nov 23, 2022 10:25 am
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
21 November 2022

Custom builder in Canberra

Custom builder in Canberra
ACT

Any builder that Lighthouse architecture uses would be good. They are probably quite pricey though.

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stonesthrow
Nov 21, 2022 2:49 pm
resu
resu
11 November 2022

Sloping garage floor

Sloping garage floor
ACT

Thank you all for your advice and inputs. We have decided to add a step and a 5 cm fall form the middle of the garage to the draft plans. We'll see how we go with the builder(s)

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resu
Nov 11, 2022 7:12 pm
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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 12:08 pm
moldeau
moldeau
26 October 2022

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?
ACT
1, 2

Hello. Did they eventually started the build?

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moldeau
Oct 26, 2022 10:54 am
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
3 August 2022

Metricon sacks majority of NSW sales staff

Metricon sacks majority of NSW sales staff
ACT

Probably another 10% to go Try building 4000 homes

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Pedro4137
Aug 03, 2022 1:42 pm
TrickyRickyDoo
TrickyRickyDoo
17 May 2022

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

Montgomery Riviera 2 - 293 Modified : https://www.instagram.com/rivieranewbuild/

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TrickyRickyDoo
May 17, 2022 5:34 pm
Josh22
Josh22
9 January 2022

Second Story Design change - Please Help/Provide feedback

Second Story Design change - Please Help/Provide feedback
ACT

Makes complete sense! I like that idea - many thanks!

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Josh22
Jan 09, 2022 4:25 pm
Yoto80
Yoto80
28 October 2021

Experience of Building in Cairns

Experience of Building in Cairns
ACT

Hi there - thanks for sharing! That’s a good idea to contact previous clients, something I will keep in mind for sure. I’m still in very early stages of research…

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Yoto80
Oct 28, 2021 8:30 pm
boysana
boysana
10 August 2021

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hey algernon bumping this amazing thread I may have missed it.. Did you aim for any air tightness level? Would you have been able to achieve the same thermal…

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boysana
Aug 10, 2021 12:06 am
carlo321
carlo321
30 April 2021

What will 450k get me?

What will 450k get me?
ACT

Hi Josh, thank you for the advice. I learned so much. I have had an appointment with Achieve homes. Have you heard about them? they quoted us far lower compared to GJ…

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carlo321
Apr 30, 2021 12:02 am
aussieta
aussieta
29 April 2021

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

I hear you're starting new construction, and you need scaffolding of a specific size.

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aussieta
Apr 29, 2021 7:32 pm
aussieta
seagulls
seagulls
23 April 2021

Custom 2-storey knockdown rebuild - Canberra

Custom 2-storey knockdown rebuild - Canberra
ACT
1, 2

Hi, I'm new to HomeOne - found this when Googling. How have things worked out? How was Blackett to deal with? Hope you are loving your new place.

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seagulls
Apr 23, 2021 9:12 pm
ziggyblur
ziggyblur
18 January 2021

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 12:59 am
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Dan_Migel123
Sep 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Almay
Almay
9 August 2020

Building in Canberra

Building in Canberra
ACT
1, 2

Hi, a bit old topic, but would like to revive it. I have read before about BLD experience, can someone share their story since 2012? Really would like to understand what…

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Almay
Aug 09, 2020 11:29 pm
cenconq
cenconq
26 June 2020

New build custom design

New build custom design
ACT

I did it all by myself, actually I drew the whole house with Sketchup pro and rendered all the interior (I know this is bit extreme lol). We can't afford for any…

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cenconq
Jun 26, 2020 11:52 pm

Brick spacing & timber post

Brick spacing & timber post
ACT

Well technically yes because the joint on those beams seem to be not supported. Hence why posts should have been already installed prior to brick laying. I advise you…

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Modern Era Constructions
Jun 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Modern Era Constructions
Super64
Super64
10 June 2020

Aircon Ducting

Aircon Ducting
ACT

Good luck! Make sure to have an handy in times of broken aircon.

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Super64
Jun 10, 2020 3:12 pm
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
7 June 2020

Slab Fail Frame Doesn't Align

Slab Fail Frame Doesn't Align
ACT

Get. An. Independent. Building. Inspection. Done. At. Every. Stage.

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sweetswisssteel
Jun 07, 2020 11:17 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
2 March 2020

Rawson homes or Mcdonald Jones

Rawson homes or Mcdonald Jones
ACT
1, 2

kaycee what were the issues with the Rawson Homes build?

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Norfolk
Mar 02, 2020 8:06 pm
ligongl
ligongl
8 November 2019

Our KDR Project - Canberra

Our KDR Project - Canberra
ACT
1, 2

Thanks Trimega. BH also using Pioneer kitchen I guess.

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ligongl
Nov 08, 2019 6:15 pm
ligongl
ourrawsonbalmoral38
ourrawsonbalmoral38
29 October 2019

Rawson homes

Rawson homes
ACT

oops sorry to the OP for 'polluting your thread' I searched for the rawson general thread and had thought this was it! Yeah in an ideal world a long settlement would be…

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ourrawsonbalmoral38
Oct 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Chris Deere
Chris Deere
14 October 2019

Has anyone installed a 'mains flush' system?!

Has anyone installed a 'mains flush' system?!
ACT

I know this question is 10 years old, but nothing ventured nothing gained.. did you ever install a mains flush system and if so are you happy with it? Issues?

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Chris Deere
Oct 14, 2019 3:52 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
4 October 2019

Design and Orientation (Pic attached) - any advice welcome!

Design and Orientation (Pic attached) - any advice welcome!
ACT

Along with being dark, if your home isn't orientated correctly it will also be cold. A correctly orientated home will receive abundant northern sunshine through its…

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ddarroch
Oct 04, 2019 9:24 pm
aferraro
aferraro
2 September 2019

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust

G J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust
ACT

These GJ Gardner franchisees have gone bust. GJ Gardiner Homes Bathurst https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/stor ... -collapse/ Hunter Valley

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aferraro
Sep 02, 2019 9:04 pm
jay77
jay77
1 July 2019

Reahu Diffusion Plate System - Underfloor heating

Reahu Diffusion Plate System - Underfloor heating
ACT

I've searched the forum to final any experience related to under floor heating with diffusion plate system for the first floor, since couldn't find any i thought of…

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jay77
Jul 01, 2019 9:36 pm
cutpricegroup
cutpricegroup
14 December 2018

Cut Price Skips

Cut Price Skips
ACT

You have obviously got some type of rubbish or junk you need to get rid of. Is it in your house, garage or yard? Has it been in your way for weeks, months or even years?…

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cutpricegroup
Dec 14, 2018 12:25 am
cutpricegroup
Taniaimran
Taniaimran
19 November 2018

External facade colours help!!

External facade colours help!!
ACT

thanks guys. we were able to get into a color selection appouintment andfound our colors. roof: colorbond basalt window frames: Monaro windows black matt garage door:…

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Taniaimran
Nov 19, 2018 11:32 am
Taniaimran
trimum
trimum
27 October 2018

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Sorry I missed you got the keys!!! So pleased for you what a journey youve been on hope you have settled in and enjoying the space, it looks amazing I love the bathroom…

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trimum
Oct 27, 2018 8:39 pm
trimum
jeanlaw
jeanlaw
8 October 2018

Ceiling height cost

Ceiling height cost
ACT

I would definitely willing to pay $3500 to upgrade to 2.74, but $19000? With this price I guess some builders can even offer to upgrade to 3 m. But If I save $19000, I…

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jeanlaw
Oct 08, 2018 8:49 pm
algernon
algernon
10 May 2017

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?

Building inspector(s) in the ACT?
ACT

Does anyone have any recommendations (or otherwise) or experience with any new home construction building inspectors in Canberra? Looking for multiple stage inspections,…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:16 pm
algernon
algernon
10 May 2017

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?

Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
ACT

I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…

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algernon
May 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Lames
Lames
16 March 2017

Decision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!

Decision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!
ACT

Thanks algernon - I was doing some reading and I did see that Hebel Powerfloor - I was going to speak to the architect about it today when we meet. Looks interesting. I…

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Lames
Mar 16, 2017 4:31 am
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
1 February 2017

Posting landscape topics

Posting landscape topics

Thanks for the information. :)

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CameronRobertson
Feb 01, 2017 11:11 am
CameronRobertson
AJW
AJW
15 January 2017

Mightily Modified Metford 33

Mightily Modified Metford 33
ACT
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Like the sign on the door. Maybe some of the feedback I provided about my experience (specifically about how all trades just walk in off a building site onto newly laid…

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AJW
Jan 15, 2017 6:49 pm
algernon
algernon
15 September 2016

Stormwater easement

Stormwater easement
ACT

Unfortunately, yes, in the ACT you can't build a house or garage on a stormwater easement - about it that spells it out in more detail. That does mean that you have less…

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algernon
Sep 15, 2016 12:28 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
24 August 2016

Floor Joist Spacing

Floor Joist Spacing
ACT

Hi planeguy, You will notice a difference... but minor. The flexing in your floor covering will be less... and for floor boards this is more noticeable and is likely to…

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Leonardo_23
Aug 24, 2016 12:44 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
9 August 2016

Bigger better?

Bigger better?
ACT

I don't think there's anything wrong with bigger, but don't go bigger just 'because'. You'll find a way to fill whatever space you have, but I think you'll be fine with a…

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aloenyx
Aug 09, 2016 6:37 pm
aloenyx
Hopeful85
Hopeful85
8 August 2016

Cheapest way to build

Cheapest way to build
ACT

Thanks yes we were hoping to do a lot of the fit out ourselves as the builder is a mate and can hopefully let us work as cheap labor. But really I would rather it go up…

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Hopeful85
Aug 08, 2016 4:25 pm
algernon
algernon
25 July 2016

Builder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook

Builder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook
ACT

I admit to not asking that upfront as often as I should've (so don't know for all of the builders we checked out), but if they don't…

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algernon
Jul 25, 2016 10:12 pm

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