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Hey structuralBIMGuy Soil type is S/P not sure what's the slap type though. Ground movements in order of 10mm to 20mm.

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mvlouman
Jul 22, 2019 11:58 am

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi David, when we have access to the land?

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Shirin Tavakoli
Jul 22, 2019 11:42 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
27 m

Cost Variations post Quote

Cost Variations post Quote

Youre right, the sealed system sounds like a charged system, but $8k and then $3k for the tank WTF??? You can do your entire external drainage for $8-10k. A charged…

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SejaeD
Jul 22, 2019 11:35 am
SejaeD
SejaeD
34 m

Who to call post build to inspect problems

Who to call post build to inspect problems
NSW

you definitely need a building inspector. I have one who is excellent with defects. Pm me if you want his details

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SejaeD
Jul 22, 2019 11:28 am

So we're up to week 7 of our build and have most of the ground floor frame up and some of the sliding doors and windows in. Received a call from our S/S (1st time he'd…

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ourrawsonbalmoral38
Jul 22, 2019 10:57 am

KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16

KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16
NSW
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Massive job. The boys took nearly a day to do it. Even if I had provisioned it, the cost would have worked out the same getting the fittings connected.

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SteveMc
Jul 22, 2019 10:41 am
SteveMc

Yarrabank Homes

Yarrabank Homes
VIC
1, 2

Thanks Chad. Wow, that gives it a totally different look. Best of luck with your build. Regards, Ducky

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DUCKY
Jul 22, 2019 9:52 am

sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
1, 2

Yes our house was completed after year. Overall I'm happy with the house but there are outstanding issues still. They had to pay me a penalty as they exceeded the…

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Capri33
Jul 22, 2019 9:14 am

Home Consultants

Home Consultants

When you take items out of the contract the builder keeps the profit margin..why bother you aren't saving anything? Have everything included that you can afford, compare…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 22, 2019 8:14 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Raising Ceiling Height

Raising Ceiling Height

Hi Amilelka, I also have the same thoughts but heating and cooling another 300mm along with the construction cost will be another cost blow out as well. Will still…

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Harry3810
Jul 22, 2019 7:49 am

Advice on repairing a crack in the ceiling

Advice on repairing a crack in the ceiling

Maybe others also have similar problems. Is there any way to find out?

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SaveH2O
Jul 22, 2019 7:34 am
SaveH2O

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow Thanks a lot for that informative reply! It is very good to hear they are aiming for 125 calendar days. Good thing about having an individual inspector is that you…

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Ramee
Jul 22, 2019 4:58 am

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Modified Madison City 40

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Modified Madison City 40

Hi, Nice build. Is the slab extension outdoors? What will the surface finish be ?

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GoneBuilding
Jul 22, 2019 1:10 am

Hi, Can someone tell me what this ceiling vent is called and what it's for ? I can't find the technical name for it ? How many is required in a home and normally where…

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GoneBuilding
Jul 22, 2019 1:02 am
thme
thme
12 h

KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

We decided to do our own floor coverings in the end. We were thinking about doing carpet with them, however their markup was just too much. They wanted $6,200 for the 4…

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thme
Jul 21, 2019 11:49 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 741, 742, 743

our SS had phone call with us every friday, it's really depends on different people

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melindaz
Jul 21, 2019 11:40 pm

While we're still free to change things, can anyone see any issues with the layout that we may not have considered?

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cobalt
Jul 21, 2019 11:39 pm
kester
kester
13 h

Buying Land - WA - Perth, South of River

Buying Land - WA - Perth, South of River

Thank you. Will look at those places for potential :)

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kester
Jul 21, 2019 11:31 pm

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I will also build with metricon classique facade. I am just wondering when you upgrade the first floor to 2.7m high, do we need to upgrade the facade timber window to be…

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HomeWill
Jul 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Jlsut2
Jlsut2
14 h

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes

Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes
VIC

My husband and I are currently building with Elara Homes in West Gippsland and we have only positive feedback about them. The build quality is excellent and their…

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Jlsut2
Jul 21, 2019 10:21 pm

Experience with Bradford Homes SA

Experience with Bradford Homes SA

Hi Suez82, We are with Bradford Homes though haven’t sign any contract yet...just like you, im also looking for other people’s experience.

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Pinkmist
Jul 21, 2019 10:02 pm
egand
egand
17 h

Mortar mix

Mortar mix

Hi Building experts. I am wondering what I've done wrong to have the mortar in my steps match the house light grey I'm not sure what the mix they used in the wall was…

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egand
Jul 21, 2019 7:32 pm

Getting back to your original paint issue, if you can see the RGB values of the Snowdrift, the red is the dominant colour which gives it the warmth (or beige look as you…

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darb74
Jul 21, 2019 5:42 pm
darb74

Ceaserstone fresh concrete?

Ceaserstone fresh concrete?

Do you have any photos of your finished kitchen, we are looking at doing fresh concrete bench tops with classic white shaker profile cupboards. Thanks.

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KristiLee
Jul 21, 2019 5:38 pm

Converting alfresco to a bedroom / study room

Converting alfresco to a bedroom / study room

How you going to access your outdoor living and/or backyard if you go ahead with this?

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gillybean
Jul 21, 2019 5:08 pm
gillybean
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MrSingh
Jul 21, 2019 3:50 pm
mirz
mirz
20 h

Convert Porch top into balcony

Convert Porch top into balcony

Thanks Gillybean for your detailed response. I agree with your points and more like asking for trouble

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mirz
Jul 21, 2019 3:33 pm
mirz

Romeo homes, rawdon hill homes, premier builders group

Romeo homes, rawdon hill homes, premier builders group

Premier builders group was like a sales company. Sales were started at the displays. Then several builders (3-4) would tender for each job. Each home (including displays)…

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CarnTheHawks
Jul 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Merrib
Merrib
22 h

Restumping costs

Restumping costs

Thanks. The contractor has asked for a $800 deposit. He has told me that he is not a builder but a carpenter and that a building permit issued by the council is not…

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Merrib
Jul 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Qwerty28
Qwerty28
Yesterday

Structural Plans information please

Structural Plans information please

For a build on classified "E" soil but should have been "P" then 32MPa should have been recommended? I'm in the process of trying to chase up the bore logs if the…

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Qwerty28
Jul 21, 2019 11:57 am
zoelouise
zoelouise
Yesterday

Laminate bench top with waterfall

Laminate bench top with waterfall

Thanks for that! Looks great. Ours is 38mm thick so will be similar thickness to yours.

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zoelouise
Jul 21, 2019 10:27 am
Janef27
Janef27
Yesterday

2 entry point for bathroom?

2 entry point for bathroom?

And by pullout desk, I was thinking you could have a regular desk on wheels fitting just underneath your built in bench. (Ikea sell separate desk tops, legs and wheels…

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Janef27
Jul 21, 2019 9:45 am
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aussieta
Jul 21, 2019 9:37 am
aussieta
Montorama
Montorama
20 July

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Looks much better now. I have had to replace a bit of weatherboard on my house and I have found whenever you do not have a good seal between the boards and the stop…

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Montorama
Jul 20, 2019 9:10 pm

We recently put our rmax boards on the upper floor with battens - had to make sure that the battens were laser installed to ensure that they were dead straight. Next steps…

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gablesrocks
Jul 20, 2019 7:03 pm
lozsyd
lozsyd
20 July

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon

I'm building in Epping. We haven't signed contract yet so can't help you with that one! Please let me know how you go!

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lozsyd
Jul 20, 2019 7:01 pm

Hi everyone. This is actually a kitchen tap but this seemed like the best place to ask. I have a dripping single lever mixer tap, so thought I would change the…

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Farness
Jul 20, 2019 6:45 pm
basicbeans
basicbeans
20 July

New build - cost to extend the room size

New build - cost to extend the room size

Thank you both! Seems like not a really huge amount so I like to consider this extension option. I was worried to ask the builder as I was thinking the cost might be…

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basicbeans
Jul 20, 2019 4:42 pm
ad0303
ad0303
20 July

Clarendon Boston 35

Clarendon Boston 35
NSW

Hi All, I am building Boston 35 with Clarendon and wanted to share ideas and learnings with folks having exp. with Clarend on. My Journey so far: 17/06/19 - $1000…

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ad0303
Jul 20, 2019 4:25 pm

Difficult to take photos with the scaffolding up. But I had a go. They put the wrong shaped decorative vent on so we have to wait for that to be delivered to continue on.…

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Rhetti
Jul 20, 2019 3:43 pm
Rhetti
ddarroch
ddarroch
20 July

west facing windows in Perth and the heat

west facing windows in Perth and the heat

Great post by arcadelt, agree with everything they've said. OP, good to see you've been looking through the Your Home website. It's extremely useful. I'd recommend that…

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ddarroch
Jul 20, 2019 3:01 pm
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RKDALD
Jul 20, 2019 2:38 pm
EricHong
EricHong
20 July

Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria

Vantage 42 (S-Series) by Metricon in Victoria
1, 2

In the context of recent news about building quality issues, I fully agree that independent inspection should be a mandatory part of building process, not just for…

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EricHong
Jul 20, 2019 1:55 pm
amilelka
amilelka
20 July

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

I've never heard about those air circulation systems, I might look into them. When we did our aircon plans we were concerned about it being difficult to heat such a…

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amilelka
Jul 20, 2019 1:24 pm
strawbola
strawbola
20 July

Building with MainVue at Woodlea - Amalfi 632

Building with MainVue at Woodlea - Amalfi 632
VIC
1, 2

Thanks! Yep its flying. Lucky we live very close so we've been visiting every few days. So good to see the progress.

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strawbola
Jul 20, 2019 12:37 pm

Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build

Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build

Hi All, Our journey continues. Haven’t posted in a while as not a lot happening whilst we go back and forth with plans and changes. For the most part the process has…

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Stephen and Jo
Jul 20, 2019 11:45 am

Checking Wall & Floor Building Tolerances with Bosch Lasers

Checking Wall & Floor Building Tolerances with Bosch Lasers

LOL, Based on what an opinion...engineering requires DATA and PROOFS. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 20, 2019 11:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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