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Ownitsucks
Ownitsucks
5 February

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD
1, 2

They are rubbish , from office to site , poor work quality , rubbish management, no QC, tonnes of reason to get rid of responsibilities, if anyone will to consider them…

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Ownitsucks
Feb 05, 2024 9:20 pm
obiwon
obiwon
31 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 59, 60, 61

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 12:44 pm
obiwon
obiwon
obiwon
29 January

Building over sewer pipe in Queensland

Building over sewer pipe in Queensland
QLD

I think you are getting different numbers because they all just based them on "other jobs" even though each job is unique. Often, with builders, unless you're speaking to…

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obiwon
Jan 29, 2024 3:55 pm
obiwon
obiwon
obiwon
29 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 35, 36, 37

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 2:21 pm
obiwon
Mofflepop
Mofflepop
24 January

Custom builder or pay for own floor plan and take to builder

Custom builder or pay for own floor plan and take to builder
QLD

Yep, very good point. I’ll do more research and see what figures I get. Thank you!

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Mofflepop
Jan 24, 2024 7:38 pm
Mofflepop
AlexanderSSS
AlexanderSSS
9 January

Getting a construction lawyer

Getting a construction lawyer
QLD

Finding the right construction lawyer can be a bit daunting, especially when you've had some challenges in your search. It's essential to have someone reliable and…

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AlexanderSSS
Jan 09, 2024 11:11 pm
noviice
noviice
7 January

What have been your experiences with building inspections?

What have been your experiences with building inspections?
QLD

You have mandatory building inspections and privately engaged building inspections. The difference between the two comes down to inspecting the building so it's safe and…

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noviice
Jan 07, 2024 8:20 pm
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
15 December 2023

Suitable material for build up around slab

Suitable material for build up around slab
QLD

Not recommended! The image presented is for a sublevel area. The footings are down deep with a load bearing wall supporting the upper floor level. If you did that drain…

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BuildingandLegal
Dec 15, 2023 9:10 pm
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
15 December 2023

Building Contract

Building Contract
QLD

Build on a flat block! what you saved by buying the slope sensitive block will be double what the builder will charge you!

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BuildingandLegal
Dec 15, 2023 8:07 pm
BuildingandLegal
slacker878
slacker878
22 November 2023

where to place yard gullies?

where to place yard gullies?
QLD

can someone with more experience give me their insight? land is pretty much flat its pretty much at the top of a hill. left and right neighbours are flat in line with my…

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slacker878
Nov 22, 2023 9:05 pm
nemo_r
nemo_r
19 October 2023

retaining wall assistance

retaining wall assistance
QLD

Hey guys, We're very new to building and have got our contract back with a, btw you need a retaining wall, addition. Going by my very limited ability to read site…

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nemo_r
Oct 19, 2023 3:02 pm

attached first variations

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oklouise
Oct 17, 2023 3:43 pm
AFALDT
AFALDT
14 September 2023

Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast

Building with Tru Built - Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Sam, very interesting, I will look into that! Currently we have a top loader, but was looking at future front loaders (for that built-in cabinetry look).

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AFALDT
Sep 14, 2023 8:39 pm
Wardrop
Wardrop
11 September 2023

Built-in wardrobe: MDF?

Built-in wardrobe: MDF?
QLD

Probably a not bad thing to mention particle board should in case anyone else reading this got the two confused.

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Wardrop
Sep 11, 2023 10:15 pm
nemo_r
nemo_r
22 August 2023

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 577, 578, 579

Has anyone built any of the Rochester series homes keeping sides and rear as per original plan? If you could please provide some pictures, that would be amazing. My…

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nemo_r
Aug 22, 2023 5:26 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
9 August 2023

Suggest a modular home builder south of Port Macquarie

Suggest a modular home builder south of Port Macquarie
QLD

Well these guys are not looking good... I sent them a written enquiry last week and they have not yet replied. If they cannot respond to a simple…

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gommeqld
Aug 09, 2023 3:43 pm
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ponzutwo
Jul 07, 2023 12:08 am
Chaton
Chaton
20 June 2023

Our Brisbane Barkly Build - Post handover: bookshelf

Our Brisbane Barkly Build - Post handover: bookshelf
QLD
1 ... 19, 20, 21

The tiles are: Stock code: NT14-1075FL Stock description: Como Black Matt W x H: 300mm x 300mm Just googling "NT14-107FL" it seems like

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Chaton
Jun 20, 2023 7:16 pm
Chaton
Nee1688
Nee1688
2 June 2023

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD
1, 2

Hey Dan, how are you holding up with your build? We are thinking of building the Boston in Brighton too!

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Nee1688
Jun 02, 2023 10:37 pm
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ponzutwo
May 15, 2023 3:10 pm
AFALDT
AFALDT
30 April 2023

Gravel Driveway

Gravel Driveway
QLD

Thanks TamFed!

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AFALDT
Apr 30, 2023 5:24 pm
jass
jass
10 March 2023

New home

New home
QLD

Need help did anyone build Hamilton 36 with Clarendon home in brisbane want to build it but they do t have display home of this design thsnkd

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jass
Mar 10, 2023 7:35 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
6 March 2023

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?

Anyone building/built with Pantha Homes ?
QLD

i think this is the more relevant point in regards to Pantha https://publishednotices.asic.gov.au/br ... 8b412f9c08

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ponzutwo
Mar 06, 2023 10:15 am
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
17 February 2023

Handover and PCI same day??

Handover and PCI same day??
QLD

The OP hasnt been active for 9 years. Good on you for using the search function on the forum, but i don't like your chances of getting a response.

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ponzutwo
Feb 17, 2023 10:06 am
MrSober
MrSober
18 January 2023

Water Meter Issue

Water Meter Issue
QLD

Should be something they come out ASAP to rectify, looking at the neighbors it would appear yours has a leak as I would expect theirs also to be filled if it was seeping…

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MrSober
Jan 18, 2023 7:35 am
Diana D
Diana D
13 January 2023

Clearing for HSTP effluent

Clearing for HSTP effluent
QLD

Hi Our builder took possession of the site after we cleared all the trees within the building envelope. The builder has now come back saying we needed to have cleared…

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Diana D
Jan 13, 2023 6:43 pm
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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 1:08 pm
jkkviji27
jkkviji27
22 October 2022

Building a new home

Building a new home
QLD

Clarendon Vs Plantaion, who is the best and reliable?

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jkkviji27
Oct 22, 2022 11:38 pm
Tendious
Tendious
20 October 2022

Question on knock down and rebuild

Question on knock down and rebuild
QLD

Thanks mate. Sounds like there is potential savings for people doing knock down and rebuild but these savings are redirected to the councils pocket. I suspect $$$…

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Tendious
Oct 20, 2022 4:41 pm
Bimbob
Bimbob
20 September 2022

Did your builder comply

Did your builder comply
QLD

you should probably read this thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=105668

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Bimbob
Sep 20, 2022 11:08 am
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
11 September 2022

Bushfire Attack Level Compliance

Bushfire Attack Level Compliance
QLD

Just curious, A fair number of posts make comment on getting a building inspection at various stages of construction (GOOD IDEA) or only at completion of the build (NOT…

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BuildingandLegal
Sep 11, 2022 2:37 am
BuildingandLegal
RustedOn
RustedOn
18 August 2022

How to estimate cost of new build ?

How to estimate cost of new build ?
QLD

Building cost calculator might be helpful for a rough estimate. This one was recommended to me by a builder: https://www.aaarchitect.com.au/home-bui ... lator.html To get…

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RustedOn
Aug 18, 2022 1:36 pm
r_13
r_13
8 August 2022

utility conduit for future proofing?

utility conduit for future proofing?
QLD

I installed a couple of extra conduits to the road from my site, but when time came to install NBN after we moved in, we found that the conduits had been crushed during…

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r_13
Aug 08, 2022 12:17 pm
r_13
strannik
strannik
20 July 2022

Builder margin Inc or Exc GST

Builder margin Inc or Exc GST
QLD

it gets added to all the variations on top of the cost of the additional work/items it's essentially a 'management fee'

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strannik
Jul 20, 2022 1:22 pm
strannik
strannik
11 July 2022

House cost to land value ratio - avoid overcapitalising

House cost to land value ratio - avoid overcapitalising
QLD

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…

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strannik
Jul 11, 2022 6:04 pm
allblaqk
allblaqk
2 July 2022

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

8 Effective Tips for Home Organization and…

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allblaqk
Jul 03, 2022 12:30 am
allblaqk
chippy
chippy
30 June 2022

Building terminology- no returns? What does this mean

Building terminology- no returns? What does this mean
QLD

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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chippy
Jun 30, 2022 10:50 pm
chippy
Speakers
Speakers
30 May 2022

Hampton build

Hampton build
QLD
1, 2

Hoping to have pre-lining inspection sometime this week. I think I'll have more details once I'm there looking at things.

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Speakers
May 30, 2022 10:53 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 6:34 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 May 2022

Removing items - should this include crediting back margin

Removing items - should this include crediting back margin
QLD

There are no standards? You have a vague building contract that skirts around variations and changes that suits the builders.... but that is it. Unfortunately, you don't…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 10, 2022 10:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Noname
Noname
9 May 2022

white mortar charges

white mortar charges
QLD

lol 10K. it was a 830 upgrade if we chose to take it. 32 sq single story. Your builder is having a lend.

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Noname
May 09, 2022 4:48 pm
aussieta
aussieta
17 April 2022

Roof - is this normal?

Roof - is this normal?
QLD

i am not an expert but am going with yes and no the anticon does not need to go to the ends. but should have an anti ponding board beneath it

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aussieta
Apr 17, 2022 11:57 am
aussieta
patrik
patrik
18 March 2022

Floor plan considerations for our small block

Floor plan considerations for our small block
QLD

I'm in Victoria so the issues we face here are quite different as it's basically 9 months cold and only 3 months hot. But the basic principles should still be the same:…

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patrik
Mar 18, 2022 1:10 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
18 March 2022

Retaining wall removed by our neighbour

Retaining wall removed by our neighbour
QLD

The requirements of retaining walls differ from council to council, however given the wall was already in place, and on your property, then that's where the wall should be…

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KnockItDown
Mar 18, 2022 11:44 am
KnockItDown
dulie
dulie
15 March 2022

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 88, 89, 90

Yup 2m high. Yeah it'd be fine with a ceiling mounted shower head, no water would splash over the top.

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dulie
Mar 15, 2022 1:47 pm
dulie
BuildingwithCJHomes
BuildingwithCJHomes
22 February 2022

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

Hello, Lovely home. Can you share some of the upgrades you made and pricing? Thanks!

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BuildingwithCJHomes
Feb 22, 2022 10:03 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February 2022

Build cost predications post 2022

Build cost predications post 2022
QLD
1, 2

So Much for the governments 3.5% CPI index forecast They've got you living in a tent with solar panels, drinking powdered milk and eating home grown potatoes (humour) How…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2022 9:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
12 February 2022

Is this drainage in concrete normal?

Is this drainage in concrete normal?
QLD

Aaah! The scepticism of youth. :wink:

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SaveH2O
Feb 12, 2022 3:24 pm
SaveH2O
Kippers01
Kippers01
1 February 2022

Gap between roof and wall?

Gap between roof and wall?
QLD

I suggest posting the defect on this forum for expert advice has prompted Better Built Homes to fix it! Great outcome!

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Kippers01
Feb 01, 2022 11:49 am

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