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theotherengineer
theotherengineer
13 September

Waffle slabs, slab heave and site drainage

Waffle slabs, slab heave and site drainage
QLD

Hey Matt, I came across your video while researching about waffle slabs. We will be knocking down and rebuilding, have a 2m drop (higher at the front) over 46m or so. We…

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theotherengineer
Sep 13, 2021 9:07 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
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

We bought land recently and now we're trying to figure out what to build on it :) It's a quiet block with some beautiful views (west-facing thought) We went ahead with one…

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vlad
Sep 04, 2021 11:17 am
Builderg
Builderg
27 August

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 4:09 pm
Bdizzle
Bdizzle
23 August

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?

Anyone built with Dixon Home, North Queensland?
QLD

Still know the market mate??? Best builder in Townsville?

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Bdizzle
Aug 23, 2021 3:36 pm
strannik
strannik
22 August

New 3-storey steel frame house insulation - advise needed

New 3-storey steel frame house insulation - advise needed
QLD

There's a difference between what you need to do to pass bare minimum requirements, and what you should do (if you have the budget) to live in the house comfortably. I…

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strannik
Aug 22, 2021 9:42 am
dulie
dulie
19 August

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
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To be honest, I have no idea. No one lives in them rooms yet lol. (Both my kids are currently under 2). But we wanted custom cabinetry for all our robes like the display…

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dulie
Aug 19, 2021 4:58 pm
dulie
Bowengirl
Bowengirl
12 August

solution for macleay island?

solution for macleay island?
QLD

Hi Serapis This is years later since you wrote your post. I'm wondering how you fared with moving to Macleay and building. My budget same compared to a decade up the…

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Bowengirl
Aug 12, 2021 9:37 am
Bowengirl
domwild
domwild
3 August

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
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I managed to get the builder to install plugs (sockets) on the rafters. If the LED burns out or I do not like the colour, then I do not have to call in the electrician. I…

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domwild
Aug 03, 2021 7:47 am

Take lots of photos!

Take lots of photos!
QLD

We snooped around and inside our new build weekly, sometimes daily. I couldn't believe how often a gate/door was left unlocked so we could just walk in. Right up to…

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supersleuth
Jul 28, 2021 3:48 pm
rs68
rs68
23 July

Retreat 34 by Oracle in Karalee

Retreat 34 by Oracle in Karalee
QLD

Hi, Just wondering how your build went? We are looking at this home. What was your pricing? thanks

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rs68
Jul 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Posty01
Posty01
20 July

Addirtional cost of H1 slab?

Addirtional cost of H1 slab?
QLD

Hi all, I will be doing an owner builder kit home (PAAL) hopefully soon and I am still doing some budgeting. I am at a crossroads at the moment with costs. Mainly to do…

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Posty01
Jul 20, 2021 8:51 am
Posty01
ManDam
ManDam
23 June

$400k enough to build 5brm home in Brisbane?

$400k enough to build 5brm home in Brisbane?
QLD

Hi Harris, We are building with King homes in NSW. Single storey house. Dont think King homes are present in QLD.

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ManDam
Jun 23, 2021 10:54 pm
Communer
Communer
17 June

Ausbuild Capestone Mango Hill

Ausbuild Capestone Mango Hill
QLD

Update June 2021: We're through except for 12-month maintenance report or any other thing that pops up. Again, we chose Ausbuild only because we liked their floorplan…

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Communer
Jun 17, 2021 1:17 pm
Communer
strannik
strannik
2 June

Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?

Instantaneous HWS in a new house - gas or electrical?
QLD
1, 2

if i have to end up with bottles i might as well put heat pump in. i've been doing a bit more thinking, and wondering if someone can validate my train of thought: 1. It…

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strannik
Jun 02, 2021 7:34 pm

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
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A couple in Wollongong building with Allcastle Homes - The Big Bannaby Ascot 35. https://andreaandstevesascot36.blogspot.com/?m=1

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aguzmutton
May 29, 2021 12:45 pm
aguzmutton
Monty85
Monty85
22 May

Brick colour feedback

Brick colour feedback
QLD

Not my cup of tea but I certainly wouldn't say they are awful. If you are in the pre-construction stage you will be able to reach out to Austral who can give you a list…

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Monty85
May 22, 2021 12:35 am
jmasood
jmasood
18 May

CCTV on a new built house

CCTV on a new built house
QLD

which builder was it/ Carlisle homes is charging me around 1k for 7 data points and some weather proof enclosures

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jmasood
May 18, 2021 7:08 pm
jmasood
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jsmi
May 18, 2021 12:41 am
jsmi

Upstairs curtains look like this:

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r_13
May 07, 2021 8:17 pm
r_13
davewastech
davewastech
30 April

Concrete Block vs Brick Home

Concrete Block vs Brick Home
QLD

Just posting links to good answers about this from American websites Briefly concrete block is only suitable in the tropics. It's too cold in climates like Sydney or Perth…

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davewastech
Apr 30, 2021 5:34 pm
Tijiflox
Tijiflox
27 April

Wanted: Roofer tradesman - Bellbird Park (QLD)

Wanted: Roofer tradesman - Bellbird Park (QLD)
QLD

I think you are correct. Thank you for the picture, the black roof does give a great appearance and more prestigious look to your house. We will go with a Surfmist…

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Tijiflox
Apr 27, 2021 1:56 pm
alymei
alymei
2 April

Austral Wilderness Grey Gum

Austral Wilderness Grey Gum
QLD

We ended up doing chiffon, but have since sold. I think Im going blackbutt this time

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alymei
Apr 02, 2021 5:29 pm

What are your thoughts regarding this block? Considerations and advice welcome :)

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bcat
Mar 24, 2021 1:45 pm
Nishan
Nishan
27 February

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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Our house as it was getting built by Semore Homes, we moved in a couple of months ago and love what they have delivered :-D

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Nishan
Feb 27, 2021 5:49 am
Speedbird
Speedbird
24 February

Retreat 305 - Hallmark Homes - Logan Village

Retreat 305 - Hallmark Homes - Logan Village
QLD
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KariB We are in the process of selecting the colours for our Retreat305 and we came across your pictures. Is there a chance you could reveal the colours of your garage…

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Speedbird
Feb 24, 2021 3:57 pm
alymei
alymei
13 February

Austral Cherry Soda

Austral Cherry Soda
QLD

Has anyone used these bricks or have a picture of the actual wall at Austral?

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alymei
Feb 13, 2021 8:19 pm
worldofmud
worldofmud
31 January

Driveway Engineering HELP

Driveway Engineering HELP
QLD

From the GC Council section on retaining walls , building approval will be required on retaining walls unless they can meet all (from a total of ten) of the following:…

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worldofmud
Jan 31, 2021 6:26 pm

Well, after 4 amazing years in our beautiful coral home, we decided to sell up so we can move to "acreage". We did a lot to the outside and mostly finished styling inside.…

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teganandjosh
Jan 24, 2021 6:15 pm
teganandjosh
brett k
brett k
24 January

OPINIONS WANTED - DIXON HOMES???

OPINIONS WANTED - DIXON HOMES???
QLD

Bonnie I hope you have signed up to your contract already as I was also looking at Dixon homes. I had started looking prior too the govt cashback…

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brett k
Jan 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Rmando
Rmando
20 January

Home grant and contract price

Home grant and contract price
QLD

Hey arunkumar I know it's been 2 years but can I ask how did you go with that? did you have to include Driveway, fencing etc into your contract to get the grant, assuming…

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Rmando
Jan 20, 2021 3:39 pm
BanjoDan
BanjoDan
30 December 2020

Austral red brick inspiration

Austral red brick inspiration
QLD

Haven’t built yet so can’t help with pics but we decided to go Austral Access Ruby with Pale Eucalypt roof. We are building in outskirts of Melbourne. Quite a few…

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BanjoDan
Dec 30, 2020 11:20 am
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
29 December 2020

Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advice

Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advice
QLD

Ceiling height variety can help create different feels for a house. E.g. lower celings for more intimate spaces (bedrooms, reading rooms) and higher for formal spaces…

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stonesthrow
Dec 29, 2020 8:50 am
Mushave
Mushave
28 December 2020

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
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Very nice style I see here! I got from your photos a lot of great ideas for renovating my house! I like the combination of between colors you used for your furniture!…

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Mushave
Dec 28, 2020 1:30 am
Rhetti
Rhetti
27 December 2020

Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade

Clarendon Fairmont 35, hamptons facade
QLD
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Clarendon do promos all the time so there will be something come up. Call Trevor at the Pallara estate and he will let you know what's coming. Good luck with the build…

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Rhetti
Dec 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Rhetti
harrydesai
harrydesai
15 December 2020

West facing corner block . Please advise

West facing corner block . Please advise
QLD

I’m building with Coral too 😃. Thank you 🙏🏻

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harrydesai
Dec 15, 2020 11:17 am
Phteven
Phteven
9 December 2020

HIA Subject to Finance Clause - Builder Will Not Change

HIA Subject to Finance Clause - Builder Will Not Change
QLD
1, 2

Can anyone let me know the resolution of this? We have entered into the exact same contract with Burbank but unlike OP we didn't realise the clause and have signed…

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Phteven
Dec 09, 2020 8:17 am
Ardo
Ardo
5 December 2020

HELP with cladding finishes

HELP with cladding finishes
QLD

You need an account but it is free.

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Ardo
Dec 05, 2020 9:10 am
alymei
alymei
4 December 2020

Planning next Acerage Build - design review

Planning next Acerage Build - design review
QLD

No, a little further west

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alymei
Dec 04, 2020 10:42 am
Letmein87
Letmein87
2 December 2020

Casuarina 229 - G.J. Gardner

Casuarina 229 - G.J. Gardner
QLD

Hi we are building the same house my only concern is the 1020mm hallway into the kitchen/dining area do you have pictures of it ???

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Letmein87
Dec 02, 2020 7:33 pm
NathanPS
NathanPS
30 November 2020

Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint

Visible Plasterboard Joins after paint
QLD
1, 2

Thanks for this mate. I might look to go down this route :) glad it’s worked out for you!

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NathanPS
Nov 29, 2020 11:25 pm
alexp79
alexp79
26 November 2020

Questions about retaining walls

Questions about retaining walls
QLD

Either you pay for cut and fill or you invest into retaining walls throughout and deal with tons of staircases in your house... If you can achieve prominent house position…

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alexp79
Nov 26, 2020 5:09 pm
Melchich
Melchich
25 November 2020

Single or Double story on battle axe block??

Single or Double story on battle axe block??
QLD
1, 2

Hi Su sandy, I came across your thread as I’m looking at doing a knockdown rebuild On a similar sub division as yours but I’m the front one. Keen to see what…

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Melchich
Nov 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Rhetti
Rhetti
25 November 2020

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

I like it. Looking forward to seeing the exterior paint and balustrade in.

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Rhetti
Nov 25, 2020 1:04 pm
Rhetti
kishore
kishore
20 November 2020

My new home in Capestone Mango Hill with Clarendon Wentworth

My new home in Capestone Mango Hill with Clarendon Wentworth
QLD
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Cabinetry is included which is very basic polytec. They won't tell you what is that basic vs bit nice ones. Go to Beaumont tiles in Strathpine and ask them the clarendon…

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kishore
Nov 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Preetdhaliwal
Preetdhaliwal
16 November 2020

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?

Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?
QLD
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oh that's interesting. Thank you so much for letting me know. I'll do search for that page.

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Preetdhaliwal
Nov 16, 2020 10:22 am
AB123
AB123
15 November 2020

Colour Selections

Colour Selections
QLD

Has anyone used any of the following colours on their home: Roof: Monument or Basalt Cladding: Lexicon Quarter or Surfmist Render: Minton Moon or Endless Dusk Garage:…

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AB123
Nov 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Remmet200
Remmet200
3 November 2020

Building our first home - A Retreat 305 in D'aguilar with Ha

Building our first home - A Retreat 305 in D'aguilar with Ha
QLD
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How did you find the colour selection process? Did you feel like the under quoted in any areas? What colour way is your brick if you don’t mind?

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Remmet200
Nov 03, 2020 10:34 pm
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
1 November 2020

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson
QLD
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We might do something like that also, as we have a 1.7M retaining wall along the back at the easement!

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Sparkyf
Nov 01, 2020 7:50 am
Sparkyf

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