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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 12:44 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

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr

Our build with Easystart Homes in Carissa Estate (Seville Gr
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hi! This is a long shot in getting a reply but one can hope 😊 Love watching your progress. We are currently about to sign builders contract for the same plan. Is there…

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SammysHomeAdventure
Jan 13, 2024 11:02 am
SammysHomeAdventure
akie
akie
3 December 2023

Building on boundary retaining wall

Building on boundary retaining wall
WA

Hello, We are about to build and the plans show a part of the exterior wall is being built on top of a limestone retaining wall. Does this mean the retaining wall will…

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akie
Dec 03, 2023 8:56 am

Hi, I had a look at a display home on the weekend (Metricon 70sq 2020 build), and had a look inside the meter box; seems like very few elec circuits? and only one RCD? But…

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RexChan
Nov 01, 2023 12:49 pm
RexChan
alexp79
alexp79
4 October 2023

Roof and Garage color

Roof and Garage color
WA

I would probably definitely consider contrasting out garage door (e.g. light ash would look great) and make downpipes and fascia same colour as your walls, not as your…

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alexp79
Oct 04, 2023 1:21 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
14 July 2023

Painting Multifinish Plaster

Painting Multifinish Plaster
WA

Hi, Have used the Dulux 1 step, oil base on my walls(white set), out of can it’s already a more thinner product than a final coat paint Also in water base Water or…

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Pedro4137
Jul 14, 2023 2:54 pm
MrsLB
MrsLB
10 July 2023

homestart the accolade dawesville - key time

homestart the accolade dawesville - key time
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi I know this is a very old thread , we built the accolade homsetart and our kitchen design looks different from yours would love to see how you completed the home and…

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MrsLB
Jul 10, 2023 1:45 am
Deacon91
Deacon91
15 June 2023

WA Builders

WA Builders
WA

Site works are just about to start on our build with Blueprint in Midvale. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=106894

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Deacon91
Jun 15, 2023 1:45 pm

So the block Demo started this week. Vinsan Salvage have been excellent and their communication has been awesome as well. #vinsansalvage Now the slow process of mortgages…

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r2d2wrx
May 09, 2023 3:28 pm
r2d2wrx
wyldey
wyldey
10 February 2023

Demolishing Costs in Perth

Demolishing Costs in Perth
WA

We used "Preferred Demolition" in April 22. From memory is was mid teens + GST. Got three other quotes and found the Preferred one very competitive. Mark and Linda were…

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wyldey
Feb 10, 2023 5:36 pm
Dee23
Dee23
19 January 2023

Building with Hamlen Homes in WA

Building with Hamlen Homes in WA
WA

Hi, I was just wondering if you guys are in your homes yet? Would love an update! Thanks!

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Dee23
Jan 19, 2023 1:41 am
kelsey
kelsey
13 January 2023

Strata Gate Replacement- who’s responsible?

Strata Gate Replacement- who’s responsible?
WA

Hi all, I live in a survey strata with 9 blocks- 7 sold and finished construction and 2 blocks of land still for sale. We purchased the block for a number of reasons…

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kelsey
Jan 13, 2023 2:04 pm
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mockkie
Oct 28, 2022 1:08 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
23 October 2022

Comparing roofing delays.

Comparing roofing delays.
WA

Our neighbours at the house we're in at the moment built with DA and they smashed it out! The house just flew up, so fingers crossed it flies for you now too! We have 3…

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Echo2k3
Oct 23, 2022 12:59 am
gummi
gummi
29 September 2022

First Build HGWA- Rivervale

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

oh that's good, I can handle pre-start. I'm wanting to keep the build as close to budget as possible and variations aren't in my budget.

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gummi
Sep 29, 2022 8:08 pm
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
6 September 2022

Extension rod to suit Mercator Samos ceiling fans

Extension rod to suit Mercator Samos ceiling fans
WA

Spoke with Mercator. Part number FD858900BK is the 900mm Black extension rod to suit the Samos ceiling fan. They also have a 600mm and they would both come in white as…

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Sir Snagger
Sep 06, 2022 12:14 pm
Sir Snagger
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
18 August 2022

Council requires Jacaranda in the backyard.

Council requires Jacaranda in the backyard.
WA

Very strange decision and I struggle to see the benefits other than maybe aesthetics for the neighbourhood or canopy coverage? Having 1 solitary tree of the same species…

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stonesthrow
Aug 18, 2022 4:57 pm
Shmaybe
Shmaybe
16 August 2022

Brickwork - New Home

Brickwork - New Home
WA

Hi StructuralBIMGuy, I don't have photos but I can confirm seeing the metal ties in that part of the wall. Was every 2nd brick from the ground level. So the ties add a…

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Shmaybe
Aug 16, 2022 12:32 pm

when we were faced with similar choice we went for the 'brick planter' approach. although in our case we also had an option of just levelling our side to be flat and…

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strannik
Jul 19, 2022 4:06 pm
nikwho
nikwho
11 July 2022

Kitchen island stone upgrade

Kitchen island stone upgrade
WA

Hii ! Are you looking for a…

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nikwho
Jul 11, 2022 9:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
29 June 2022

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

The majority of large WA houses are suspended concrete reinforced slabs, the cost of the stairs is bugger all ie. >2m3 concrete, .2t steel, a days labour, pumps included…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 29, 2022 12:28 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
26 June 2022

Full height door achitrave is this normal?

Full height door achitrave is this normal?
WA

That all sounds OK, but the architraves are not matching down the sides and the whole door is off centre. I showed my grandpa the plans who is a builder also, he said…

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building-expert
Jun 26, 2022 10:47 pm
building-expert
alexp79
alexp79
18 June 2022

Metricon caught Photoshopped Build Images On Engineering

Metricon caught Photoshopped Build Images On Engineering
WA

Haha. Funny. Brickwork is not structural though, so in the worst scenario they will be just getting a crack in the bricks which Metricon would still have to fix at the warranty.

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alexp79
Jun 18, 2022 1:00 pm
danielgray92
danielgray92
28 May 2022

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics

What is the size of your alfresco doors? Post Pics
WA
1, 2

Hey, can I ask the dimensions of your outdoor area? And is your outdoor kitchen roofed?

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danielgray92
May 28, 2022 11:03 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
BuildingandLegal
BuildingandLegal
17 May 2022

Storm water/downpipe connections.

Storm water/downpipe connections.
WA

answered in general discussion where you posted the same question

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BuildingandLegal
May 17, 2022 1:42 am
BuildingandLegal
Jays
Jays
3 May 2022

Building with Plunkett Homes Perth

Building with Plunkett Homes Perth
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Read it again. With less inference this time.

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Jays
May 03, 2022 2:01 pm
Noname
Noname
24 April 2022

Builder has not included details and wants signatures

Builder has not included details and wants signatures
WA

At the moment, in current market conditions? Yep Also assuming you have low deposit/high LVR.

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Noname
Apr 24, 2022 9:41 pm
just_a_draftee
just_a_draftee
7 February 2022

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We ended up going with a standard sand-coloured 2 course brick as I didn't want the trouble. What's happening to yours is mild compared to some I've seen, some with whole…

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just_a_draftee
Feb 07, 2022 4:54 pm
just_a_draftee
hasjam543
hasjam543
1 February 2022

Fascia issue

Fascia issue
WA

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hasjam543
Feb 01, 2022 6:15 pm
CluelessOwner
CluelessOwner
28 January 2022

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!

Our First Home Build with Commodore Homes in Seville Grove!
WA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi, If you don't mind me asking, we have also chosen the loongana-limestone as the face brick as it looks great. However we found that the sand texture on it is loose and…

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CluelessOwner
Jan 28, 2022 11:28 pm
CluelessOwner
CluelessOwner
28 January 2022

First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi, If you don't mind me asking, we have also chosen the loongana-limestone as the face brick as it looks great. However we found that the sand texture on it is loose…

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CluelessOwner
Jan 28, 2022 11:23 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
6 December 2021

MoveHomes WA - Reviews?

MoveHomes WA - Reviews?
WA

Might want to look at a Facebook group called $honkybuilderswa (with an S not a $) I think there might be a few things there on them.

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Doozer1905
Dec 06, 2021 10:34 pm
Althom
Althom
4 December 2021

Stolen Water Meter

Stolen Water Meter
WA

Of zero use for water meters though

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Althom
Dec 04, 2021 10:27 am
Althom
strannik
strannik
2 December 2021

Lot Street address wrong on the title

Lot Street address wrong on the title
WA

Is it 'wrong' or not as you expected it to be? Are the covenants set by council or someone else? Your 'main entry' doesn't always have to be a driveway. It can be just a…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Simonhome
Simonhome
23 November 2021

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build
WA
1, 2

Unfortunately Martyn is the guy you see 'A current Affair' chasing down the road. The parent company Complete will not help either, totally disassociated itself. I…

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Simonhome
Nov 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Simonhome
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
18 November 2021

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already

Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already
WA

Unfortunately every builder is delayed right now, lack of supplies and trades are not helping at all.

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Echo2k3
Nov 18, 2021 8:33 pm
chippy
chippy
16 November 2021

Re: Potential Building Dispute: Top Floor 500mm Too Short

Re: Potential Building Dispute: Top Floor 500mm Too Short
WA

bushpiglet Please see my post on your other post. Might be a good idea to delete or merge the 2 posts so all answers are in the same place.

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chippy
Nov 16, 2021 8:54 pm
chippy
E563
E563
16 November 2021

Austral Leeuwin Bricks

Austral Leeuwin Bricks
WA

Hi all, About to commence build #3! I wanted to use Austral Leeuwin bricks, but was recommended against it as they can look busy. Unfortunately, the only pictures I can…

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E563
Nov 16, 2021 2:41 am
Lawlumee
Lawlumee
6 November 2021

Excessive Site Cost- Beckenham

Excessive Site Cost- Beckenham
WA

Thanks

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Lawlumee
Nov 06, 2021 12:04 pm
Lawlumee
Lawlumee
6 November 2021

Blinds and Curtains inclusion with Builder or not

Blinds and Curtains inclusion with Builder or not
WA

Thanks, I sort of agree with you on this, the builders price have come up to be cheaper than the three quotes I have received so far for similar quality of material

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Lawlumee
Nov 06, 2021 9:30 am
Chana463
Chana463
22 October 2021

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work
WA

Hi to all of you, I am new to this forum but I would like to have more information about the experience to work with Home Group in Perth WA. They have amazing designs and…

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Chana463
Oct 22, 2021 2:18 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
19 October 2021

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)
WA

What state are you in? If your in WA send me a PM with the actual site address and I'll let you know if it's in a BAL zone

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Doozer1905
Oct 19, 2021 8:29 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 October 2021

New Concrete Slab cracks

New Concrete Slab cracks
WA

There are degrees of cracking.. you'll just have to wait it out and see if it gets worse. OT If you got onto any issues during the pour, you could make your case stronger…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 15, 2021 8:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 October 2021

Construction Calculators

Construction Calculators
WA

Thanks for your insight. Applying it on , my new startup

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 07, 2021 4:37 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
amitava79
amitava79
27 September 2021

Falmec

Falmec
WA

How'd the review ..I suppose you have started using it?

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amitava79
Sep 27, 2021 10:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 September 2021

What happens if land measurement comes short

What happens if land measurement comes short
WA

Every Builder I have known won't start until all the boundary marker pegs have been located and checked. If the pegs are visible its a ten minute job to check the…

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bashworth
Sep 18, 2021 10:09 am
bashworth
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
16 September 2021

Hot Water Advice

Hot Water Advice
WA

Hello Try to use an electric hot water system

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Doozer1905
Sep 16, 2021 9:04 pm
Jason526
Jason526
16 September 2021

Signing land contract without building contract

Signing land contract without building contract
WA

As long as it's not a house & land package, you will be fine to purchase the land without a building contract. You will have the freedom to pick a builder with a plan and…

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Jason526
Sep 16, 2021 1:22 pm

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