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ThrottleMonkey
ThrottleMonkey
17 January

Man hole

Man hole
WA

Our man hole is 1000 x 500. Plenty of room for access and lining up the step ladder to climb on up. Our builder had two size options if I remember correctly. As for the…

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ThrottleMonkey
Jan 17, 2021 3:56 pm
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Deacon91
Jan 17, 2021 2:22 pm
NathanPS
NathanPS
17 January

Theatre advice

Theatre advice
WA

Hi mate, I did acoustic insulation throughout plus acoustic plaster board panels, whether it made a huge different or not I’m unsure. The plasterboard though I can tell…

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NathanPS
Jan 17, 2021 10:56 am
Althom
Althom
14 January

Seals for garage doors

Seals for garage doors
WA

Maybe but probably no more than polystyrene

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Althom
Jan 14, 2021 8:56 pm
Althom
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
11 January

Garage wall storage: brooms/sticks

Garage wall storage: brooms/sticks
WA

Thank you Althom. I appreciate your help.

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LandAndHome
Jan 11, 2021 5:45 pm
JShah
JShah
10 January

Ideal Homes WA - Hammond Park

Ideal Homes WA - Hammond Park
WA

Looks great thanks for all the info!! 😀 its really going to help. Can i please ask you the price for notaio walnut polytec? I am thinking that for my kitchen…

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JShah
Jan 10, 2021 10:40 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
8 January

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

You can pulldown a downlight and change setting (no need to go up into the roof)

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IamSAM
Jan 08, 2021 8:44 am
IamSAM
biki
biki
5 January

Anyone building in Alkimos?

Anyone building in Alkimos?
WA
1, 2

All d best for your build. Yeah everything is ok. We bought a ready build house at Wanneroo instead. May be we will build in Alkimos in future. Regards, Sambit

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biki
Jan 05, 2021 2:41 pm
Fore20
Fore20
4 January

Home Building Blogs

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

we are building the below Haven 30 with Fowler Homes https://haven30.blogspot.com/

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Fore20
Jan 04, 2021 8:22 pm
Fore20

Pics from completed build Aluminium (powder coat Monument) and Blackbutt pergola, with Blackbutt decking and integrated seat - with cubby to the side austral…

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ahoythere
Jan 04, 2021 8:56 am
ahoythere
lmcavennie
lmcavennie
3 January

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel

Solar hot water system, solar panels and Photo voltaic panel
WA

Hi Everyone, I am currently in the process of building a home in Alkimos. We will be undertaking our Pre-Start in January and we are completely stuck on what to do with…

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lmcavennie
Jan 03, 2021 3:41 am
LandAndHome
LandAndHome
1 January

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma

Garage - parking and storage question dilemma
WA
1, 2

Yes, I asked about what are two biggest cars one could fit into a garage. Does it mean that you recommend for the shelves to start from the bottom, and go all the way to…

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LandAndHome
Jan 01, 2021 12:36 am
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Doozer1905
Dec 29, 2020 11:06 pm
kelsey
kelsey
19 December 2020

R Coding issues

R Coding issues
WA

Hi Richard, Thanks for the reply. Our energy report has come back and they have suggested everything you have said here. We haven’t gotten a price yet, but I think…

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kelsey
Dec 19, 2020 10:48 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
16 December 2020

Discolour on new brickwork

Discolour on new brickwork
WA

I would suggest you await your SS to take care of it - don't do anything that will possibly mean you are made responsible for it. Just keep taking lots of photos.

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bluesteel
Dec 16, 2020 9:14 pm
bluesteel
domwild
domwild
9 December 2020

Warranty Period-How do I make sure faults get fixed?

Warranty Period-How do I make sure faults get fixed?
WA

Hi, At the handing over of the keys, the "buffer" of my building supervisor wanted me to fill in their forms with faults I find and then to hand them in at the end of the…

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domwild
Dec 09, 2020 2:05 pm
domwild
domwild
9 December 2020

cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth
WA

Canning Council tells me it used to be $55/m2 and not $75. Should be less for new crossovers, my quote is for replacing a broken crossover. Will get other quotes. Council…

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domwild
Dec 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Tea Bluesky
Tea Bluesky
8 December 2020

SIP PANEL BUILDING

SIP PANEL BUILDING
WA

https://www.leanhaus.com.au/leanarchitect Been asking the same thing, came across this, so not really sold on these panels based on this and also reading problems with…

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Tea Bluesky
Dec 08, 2020 10:19 am
dachopper
dachopper
5 December 2020

Balcony - Thermal Breaks

Balcony - Thermal Breaks
WA

Hello people, Wondering about people on here with a concrete ( cantilever ) balcony, has some kind of thermal break or insulation solution for the balcony to stop…

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dachopper
Dec 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Sal_sa_by
Sal_sa_by
19 November 2020

Anyone building in Hammond Park WA?

Anyone building in Hammond Park WA?
WA

Hammond Park WA (in Cockburn Council Area) has multiple estates on sale and sold after the grants were lodged. Is there anyone else on here that is building in Hammond Park?

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Sal_sa_by
Nov 19, 2020 4:05 am
Sal_sa_by

Hi all, Just an update from our build. Some dates: Land finance in: 21/7 Finance approved: 16/9 Land settled: 21/9 Final contract signed: 22/10 Prestart:…

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kelsey
Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm
broadwaterbuild
broadwaterbuild
13 November 2020

What is this? Picture attached

What is this? Picture attached
WA

Sorry I don’t know why the picture is sideways... it’s normal on my phone

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broadwaterbuild
Nov 13, 2020 11:18 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
5 November 2020

Items after handover- issues with bank?

Items after handover- issues with bank?
WA

Very unusual to see Westpac offer that type of loan, was the flooring and painting in the original price and you took it out to get the price down? If the loan was…

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Doozer1905
Nov 05, 2020 9:36 pm
Simonhome
Simonhome
3 November 2020

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build
WA
1, 2

After the money was paid Homezone just did not care anymore. Impossible to get in contact with. Nightmare to deal with. I am very disappointed in thier after build…

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Simonhome
Nov 03, 2020 9:28 am
Simonhome
Hussain sahara
Hussain sahara
31 October 2020

How often do you visit your site?

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

Hi Firstbuild20 There is no restrictions on number of workers at the moment. Who is your builder? I think builders are getting too busy now with new customers and work…

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Hussain sahara
Oct 31, 2020 7:12 pm
Hussain sahara
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
23 October 2020

Quote for connecting our block to power

Quote for connecting our block to power
WA

Thats actually quiet cheap for Approx. 90 meters, I would suss out what size cable they are using, should probably be 35mm with a distance that long

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Doozer1905
Oct 23, 2020 9:19 am
ziri1002
ziri1002
22 October 2020

(WA) Flipping house - need advice!!!

(WA) Flipping house - need advice!!!
WA

Hi. Do you incur additional cost to flip the design you choose from the existing builder's design? Thanks

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ziri1002
Oct 22, 2020 11:33 am
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
20 October 2020

Floorplan Critique

Floorplan Critique
WA

Exciting! I can't tell from the plan, so maybe its already there, but if you're thinking you'll put a spa in next to the living room (currently shown as a garden bed),…

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spiffmiff
Oct 20, 2020 12:04 am
spiffmiff
lmcavennie
lmcavennie
17 October 2020

Smart wiring

Smart wiring
WA

Yeah that's who I have got a quote off already. I was wanting a second one as I like to make sure that its a reasonable price.

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lmcavennie
Oct 17, 2020 7:52 am
aplacetocallhome
aplacetocallhome
14 October 2020

Building with Hamlen Homes in WA

Building with Hamlen Homes in WA
WA

Hey Bao, I sent you a private message. But yes overall we are mostly happy with the house, just not with how long it’s taking.

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aplacetocallhome
Oct 14, 2020 7:57 pm
keshals
keshals
13 October 2020

Perth Steel Frame Build

Perth Steel Frame Build
WA

What do you see as the issue with Summit? Can msg me directly if you wish.

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keshals
Oct 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Mooks11
Mooks11
12 October 2020

Building Dale Alcock's Archipelago in Wellard, WA

Building Dale Alcock's Archipelago in Wellard, WA
WA

$287k was for the base house which had a totally different kitchen to display etc

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Mooks11
Oct 12, 2020 1:00 am
kester
kester
9 October 2020

Floorplan Critique

Floorplan Critique
WA

House design looks very nice. May I know the builder info? Very nice design illustration as well.

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kester
Oct 09, 2020 5:17 pm
oklouise
oklouise
6 October 2020

Garage door entrance to Skullery / Kitchen

Garage door entrance to Skullery / Kitchen
WA

a copy of the floorplan would make suggestions easier

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oklouise
Oct 06, 2020 2:46 pm
broadwaterbuild
broadwaterbuild
26 September 2020

Painting cost please!!

Painting cost please!!
WA

Oh awesome! thats a really good price! Thanks so much

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broadwaterbuild
Sep 26, 2020 11:13 pm
KodaCujo
KodaCujo
16 September 2020

First Build HGWA- Rivervale

First Build HGWA- Rivervale
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

That's good to hear no major dramas 👍 inside looks fab! Glad you're loving it 😊 can't wait for our place to be finished! Was hoping for this year but I think it'll…

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KodaCujo
Sep 16, 2020 10:31 am
HereForHelp
HereForHelp
14 September 2020

How many changes do people generally make after pre-start

How many changes do people generally make after pre-start
WA

Have you signed your building contract yet? If not, you still have room for negotiation if you are skilful enough! While you still have the ability to walk away, you…

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HereForHelp
Sep 14, 2020 2:14 pm
daniel81991
daniel81991
11 September 2020

Please help me improve my kitchen layout/laundry

Please help me improve my kitchen layout/laundry
WA

The nook is 1.4m (W) x 1m deep if I move the robe. That sounds good!

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daniel81991
Sep 11, 2020 5:54 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 September 2020

Footing upgrades- dispute

Footing upgrades- dispute
WA

Ask for both Bore and lab tests results Alternatively, get another test (approx $600) and compare ... maybe 3rd time lucky BTW, builders are reluctant to divulge how…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 10, 2020 12:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
oklouise
oklouise
4 September 2020

Floor plan feedback

Floor plan feedback
WA

it was my pleasure..it's so good to see a plan that will be ideal for downsizing: love the courtyard spaces, it will be a lovely new home...happy building

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oklouise
Sep 04, 2020 10:06 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
20 August 2020

Trafficable Lid to Sewer in Driveway

Trafficable Lid to Sewer in Driveway
WA

Nothing to do with the builder, its the developer of the land. They can't be moved

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Doozer1905
Aug 20, 2020 10:02 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 August 2020

Ben Trager - EPS / Cladding, Potential Ban in Future?

Ben Trager - EPS / Cladding, Potential Ban in Future?
WA

It been widely discussed... I might add if the 3 little pigs built their house out of polystyrene/eps the wolf would be eating pork crackle Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 19, 2020 10:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
kelliel123
kelliel123
16 August 2020

Framed Drywall vs Double Brick Construction for Investment H

Framed Drywall vs Double Brick Construction for Investment H
WA

Hi, we are looking at building a two storey home on a narrow lot. At this stage we are undecided whether to go with drywall construction (timber framed wall with Gyprock)…

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kelliel123
Aug 16, 2020 12:15 pm
broadwaterbuild
broadwaterbuild
13 August 2020

Concrete slab for garage level

Concrete slab for garage level
WA

Okay, interesting. I’ll query their reasoning when I speak to them next. Thanks!

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broadwaterbuild
Aug 14, 2020 12:42 am
Mikey92
Mikey92
11 August 2020

New Build - Bushmead Estate, WA

New Build - Bushmead Estate, WA
WA

Nah man, we had started our planning back in November '19. Chose our block etc. last year in Ellenbrook. The grants are just a bonus given the timing.

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Mikey92
Aug 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
11 August 2020

Overshadowing

Overshadowing
WA

And the annoying part is when you DO have overlooking, you only have to obscure the bedroom windows, NOT the bathroom windows! Streaker next door!

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Sparkyf
Aug 11, 2020 4:56 pm
Sparkyf

Did more landscaping over the weekend. Plants some agapanthus on the side of the house and some magnolias. We had artificial lawn also installed.

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chekii
Aug 09, 2020 6:40 pm

Can someone please tell me the purpose of the cornice going across like this, when the ceiling either side is at the same height? On the plans it’s listed as a…

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broadwaterbuild
Aug 07, 2020 2:47 pm
spinvests
spinvests
5 August 2020

First Build Aveley WA - HGWA

First Build Aveley WA - HGWA
WA
1, 2, 3

Your home looks great georgian. Love the plan. We were so close to picking HGWA but ended up picking Impressions last minute. Our house is locked-up and peeking through…

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spinvests
Aug 05, 2020 2:10 pm
spinvests
spinvests
29 July 2020

Cladding vs Moulding - Building with Impressions in Perth

Cladding vs Moulding - Building with Impressions in Perth
WA

Our builder has advised that they prefer to use Selekta timber composite cladding for the elevation. Any expert here who can weigh in on the pros and cons of this product?…

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spinvests
Jul 29, 2020 2:04 pm

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