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How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
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Take dated photos and document this to the builder in case their is damage evident at PCI and you need to refer to them later.

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Norfolk
Oct 19, 2019 7:16 am

finally got the keys !!! .

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ligongl
Oct 18, 2019 9:34 pm
ligongl
Josh22
Josh22
16 October

Custom KDR Canberra

Custom KDR Canberra
ACT

Hey mate, which builder do you go with in Canberra? Did you end up changing the plans from last year?

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Josh22
Oct 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Chris Deere
Chris Deere
14 October

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
Bespokebuilding
Bespokebuilding
14 October

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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SaveH2O, You have nailed it! I was looking for AS/3500. Thank you Regards, Dan Www.bespokebuildingconsultants.com.au Instagram @bespokebuildingconsultants

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Bespokebuilding
Oct 14, 2019 7:05 am
Bespokebuilding
Norfolk
Norfolk
11 October

Rawson homes or Mcdonald Jones

Rawson homes or Mcdonald Jones
ACT

Check the fine print for this McDonald Jones Homes Promotion. “The $45,000 discount is available to New South Wales, and Canberra Region clients requesting quotations…

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Norfolk
Oct 11, 2019 7:11 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
4 October

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
SteveMc
SteveMc
4 October

Rawson homes

Rawson homes
ACT

The lux package is good value. Skip the solar packages. Electrical can be reasonable with moderate add-ons to ground floor as these can be tricky due to flooring…

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SteveMc
Oct 04, 2019 12:18 pm
SteveMc
Josh22
Josh22
3 October

What will 450k get me?

What will 450k get me?
ACT

Thanks mate - will sit down with the other half and review your blog tonight. The build aloine includes site works, council approvals etc. The base price of the design…

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Josh22
Oct 03, 2019 9:57 am

Just a render that I’ve put together. It’s funny.

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KamadoJusto
Sep 28, 2019 6:31 am
Trimega
Trimega
22 September

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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, Blackett Homes, Canberra Custom KDR

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Trimega
Sep 22, 2019 5:46 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 September

Canberra custom KDR

Canberra custom KDR
ACT
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I have yet to see a water tank installation on Homeone that is best practice but your issue goes beyond that failing. If you want me to go over your install and give…

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SaveH2O
Sep 08, 2019 5:51 pm
SaveH2O
aferraro
aferraro
2 September

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
Truethat
Truethat
11 July

Gold Ruby Homes in Canberra. Any good?

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

Goldruby never had a display home so looks like your full of BS. They prided themselves on showing home they were building for others and they said they didn’t need a…

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Truethat
Jul 11, 2019 2:14 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
3 July

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

My guess in practical terms is how will the bricklayer reach those two top courses of bricks without scaffolding? they would have to hire 7 foot tall guys :) also…

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SejaeD
Jul 03, 2019 6:22 pm
jay77
jay77
1 July

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
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
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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
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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
Canberra_gal
Canberra_gal
22 October 2016

Knockdown/rebuild with Rawson - Metford33

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

M33M, how are you? Did bubs or house keys arrive? Which one first?

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Canberra_gal
Oct 21, 2016 11:38 pm
Canberra_gal
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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2016

Basement Leaks through hair line cracks

Basement Leaks through hair line cracks
ACT

Hi Patcait What's above the ceiling photos would help

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2016 9:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 July 2016

Steel vs Concrete

Steel vs Concrete
ACT

Hi Jonathan It depends do you have designs or sketches..images would help?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 08, 2016 8:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 June 2016

Builder referee questions

Builder referee questions
ACT

I would ask about communication and responsiveness, it's the most frustrating thing dealing with my builder, but everyone I asked about them thought they were brill.…

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aloenyx
Jun 26, 2016 4:06 pm
aloenyx
jsmi
jsmi
17 May 2016

Building a new house - challenges and how to improve!

Building a new house - challenges and how to improve!
ACT

Hey there. We are just starting out (haven't signed anything) but are using an architect for the concept design, then using our custom builder's designer to draw it up to…

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jsmi
May 17, 2016 8:32 am
jsmi
BlackPearl_CBR
BlackPearl_CBR
3 May 2016

Handover Process - What are the steps involved?

Handover Process - What are the steps involved?
ACT

Our builder has provided us with the Certificate of Occupancy application form to sign. However, when we went to our house last week, there was still electrical work, some…

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BlackPearl_CBR
May 03, 2016 5:04 pm
BlackPearl_CBR
oneJohn
oneJohn
12 April 2016

How to calculate the living area

How to calculate the living area
ACT

It all comes down to definitions, and what the area is claimed to be for. However, generally when a builder looks at total building area, dividing it up into categories…

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oneJohn
Apr 12, 2016 12:25 pm
oneJohn
sunrays
sunrays
4 March 2016

variation charges after soil and contour test

variation charges after soil and contour test
ACT

Why will you sign the build contract before your land got titled. $1k variation sounds ok as it is a structural change after signing the contract. No builder is…

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sunrays
Mar 04, 2016 10:10 pm
d@n
d@n
28 January 2016

Assistance with External Colour Selection

Assistance with External Colour Selection
ACT

http://www.homeone.com.au/member/michelle

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d@n
Jan 28, 2016 1:48 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
Nyssa+Lachlan
16 September 2015

Simonds Palisade- Gallery selections

Simonds Palisade- Gallery selections
ACT

How did your build go?

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Nyssa+Lachlan
Sep 16, 2015 9:57 pm
Nyssa+Lachlan
jacq_27
jacq_27
1 September 2015

Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing

Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing
ACT

Hi danielk2005, really keen to know how your renovation has progressed? We are considering our options for an old property in the inner North too - unsure whether knock…

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jacq_27
Sep 01, 2015 8:36 pm

Hi All, This forum has been excellent source of information, there are so much to learn. We have received our draft sketch plan, appreciate any feedback in regards to…

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canbuild
Aug 22, 2015 5:47 am
liquidnitro
liquidnitro
12 July 2015

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom

New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom
ACT

Thank you all for the responses. I too will probably see this as an annoyance (I've been allocated the affected sink by the wife)! And just looks like a design flaw for…

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liquidnitro
Jul 12, 2015 4:45 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
11 July 2015

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance

First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance
ACT

Check out www.beforeyoubuild.net.au They might be able you with your building especially choosing a builder and going through your contract before you sign it. They are…

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Bonnie21
Jul 11, 2015 4:30 pm
Bonnie21
Bonnie21
18 June 2015

Builder recommendation in Canberra

Builder recommendation in Canberra
ACT

Hi Canberra peeps, I just want to let you know that I built with Gold Ruby Homes and I cannot recommend them enough! Our house is amazing and I love every bit of it. Matt…

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Bonnie21
Jun 18, 2015 9:23 pm
EmmaJamie
EmmaJamie
1 June 2015

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles

Anyone laid Belga grey tiles
ACT

Hi all... Just wondering if anyone has photos of Belga Grey tiles from Beaumont laid in a large area. We are building a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 2 living area house and want…

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EmmaJamie
Jun 01, 2015 8:33 pm
MoncrieffMan
MoncrieffMan
1 June 2015

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)

Building in Moncrieff (ACT)
ACT
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes we have made provisions, I've got cabling to every TV (I've got servers) and have the Nbn in the NHP. Yeah last I heard is our stage 3 east will be ready by October,…

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MoncrieffMan
Jun 01, 2015 12:26 pm
Shirokuma
Shirokuma
31 May 2015

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra

Building with Blackett Homes - Canberra
ACT

Thanks, where did you build, is it two storey? How long was the build process We built in Bonner. Single storey. We were in exactly 5 months after they…

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Shirokuma
May 31, 2015 2:02 am

Here is the design we are submitting! Thanks for the kind comments, really helped us…

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MoncrieffMan
Apr 13, 2015 6:42 pm

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