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Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

Hi All, I have an issue where the symptoms of slab heave are see in my IP. Large cracks in the ceiling, cracks on tiles and doors are sticking due to soil…

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StateOE
Mar 19, 2019 1:09 pm

We have selected the same color as Glendale 45 Display in Tarneit (closed now). The color around my garage should be the color which is on piers of display-…

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Clean
Mar 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Althom
Althom
22 m

Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

We lived for 8 years with an ensuite, that opened straight off the bedroom, with no door. Although the ensuite toilet was behind a door it was still a PITA. Fitted a…

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Althom
Mar 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Althom

Help with north facing block

Help with north facing block

Hmm, I always thought north facing the street is great. Since you won't have double storey houses blocking your sun. Unless its corner block. North facing the street…

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MyFirst
Mar 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Aga
Aga
35 m

Verdant hill tarneit

Verdant hill tarneit

So do you mean that you have reached your sunset clause?

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Aga
Mar 19, 2019 12:34 pm

Manor lakes stage 167

Manor lakes stage 167
VIC

Hi NadBuildinWyndham I am building in Manor Lakes in stage 166 How are you going with your building - I am thinking of building with Burbank / 8Homes What problem you are…

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saeen
Mar 19, 2019 11:54 am

Verdant Hill Tarneit

Verdant Hill Tarneit
1, 2

The lady at verdant hill seems to sweet talking everyone and misleading everyone Stage 1 and 2 were supposed to be released this March And still haven’t…

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Tracker1
Mar 19, 2019 11:35 am

what Kitchen Mixer do you have?

what Kitchen Mixer do you have?

thats what i figured - everything everywhere was brass internally. thanks for the tip on Bunnings.

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Taniaimran
Mar 19, 2019 11:33 am
Taniaimran

Who's building with fowler homes???

Who's building with fowler homes???
NSW

Hi, Who is building with Fowler homes in Sydney? We are at Elara, Marsden aprk. Our land is registering in 2 weeks time and we are plan to sign the building contract soon.…

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stage28
Mar 19, 2019 11:19 am

Notice of Completion by Builder when work not completed

Notice of Completion by Builder when work not completed
QLD

Pretty sure that it should only be given if they only things outstanding are very minor. I wouldn’t be happy to pay and accept something incomplete. There is nothing to…

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Melos
Mar 19, 2019 10:36 am

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA
1, 2

Thanks for the advice I’ll make sure I’ll get plenty of photos , I showed my mates that do footings and they were really impressed also on how earth footings are…

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Tysonandkaylie
Mar 19, 2019 10:35 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

We didn't even have a PA for Electrical - don't know what we were thinking to not include one. A little bit of naivety from our part i think. In hindsight, our Sales…

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ASJ1981
Mar 19, 2019 10:33 am
ASJ1981

How to seal your coloured driveway Step by Step

How to seal your coloured driveway Step by Step

I found the following link was super useful! I contacted them and they said they sell to australia too so I went with the acid wash and clear penetrating sealer. v happy…

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Jason44
Mar 19, 2019 9:20 am

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne

KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne

Hi, good luck with the build it looks like the plans are well thought out. Especially like the downstairs setup including the large WIR which leads to the ensuite. Rooms…

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darb74
Mar 19, 2019 8:41 am
darb74

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 762, 763, 764

Get the upgrade to 4 zones in a way that best suits your living style.

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IamSAM
Mar 19, 2019 8:36 am
IamSAM

Hi this is a picture of my back yard slab that shows where the coating is failing, at the top you can see where a repair has failed. This failure started to fail after…

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jdlx
Mar 19, 2019 8:29 am
jdlx

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 418, 419, 420

We too are happy with the build. The build time was approximately 9 months from slab pour to handover. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Mar 19, 2019 6:42 am

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2, 3

Sounds like they are moving right along. We had exposed and honed aggregate done by Lifestone Paving, they were amazing and highly recommend them.

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tinkster
Mar 19, 2019 1:19 am
tinkster

Slab Type

Slab Type

P class simply means the site is problem site due to some reason (e.g. trees, fill, etc.). Soil classification should be specified in your geotech report separately.

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alexp79
Mar 18, 2019 11:46 pm

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I've started a forum post on Sienna Homes if anyone is still contemplating using them: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=94933 Cheers

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SuperSabre76
Mar 18, 2019 10:50 pm

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

Check your slab engineering document then u will be 100% sure.

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MyFirst
Mar 18, 2019 10:48 pm
3T3
3T3
15 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

20kW Daikin system, I thought I read somewhere that it has to have a minimum of 2 zones working whenever I turn it on. I normally only have 1 zone switched on.... It's a…

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3T3
Mar 18, 2019 10:26 pm

March 18 - Brickwork Day 12 Nearly finished, only the last few courses of the internal face brick feature wall to complete and the brickwork above the garage and portico…

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thme
Mar 18, 2019 9:37 pm

H2 Slab without Piers

H2 Slab without Piers
VIC

What is a rigid slab? Is it another name of raft slab?

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Vikhome
Mar 18, 2019 9:37 pm

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Philip island they said they do a lot of work up there but they only done 2 houses up there they can’t get the trades to work up there

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Klogwog
Mar 18, 2019 9:08 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Thanks for the Info CaliCat. Hope you settle in with your home. TurtleGaz

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TurtleGaz
Mar 18, 2019 8:35 pm
DaniB
DaniB
17 h

Garage extension and other alterations Emporio 43

Garage extension and other alterations Emporio 43

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has made the prayer room from the garage space via extended the garage to 2-3 metres and entry to prayer room is from the corridor? I am…

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DaniB
Mar 18, 2019 8:24 pm
till51
till51
17 h

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Thanks ECOECO. The awning windows are at the back of a lowset house and I totally agree that restricting them to 8cms is a load of @%$& because they may fall out if…

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till51
Mar 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Kitchen layout question

Kitchen layout question

option 2 allows people to get into the WIP without disrupting the work area (working triangle) whilst creating more bench space. Though if you went option 1 you should…

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Choppy182
Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - frame/enclosed stage

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - frame/enclosed stage
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi MiB - congratulations on getting the slab down! Yeah i'm using an independent inspector and Clarendon have been fine about it. It's been pretty straightforward and…

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KingTaco
Mar 18, 2019 7:18 pm
KingTaco

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD
1, 2

Chiffon is a great colour - it was on our short list too, so good choice there :)

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KingTaco
Mar 18, 2019 7:06 pm
KingTaco

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

Agree with you both. Our Metricon build took nearly 2 years to get an OK level of workmanship costing an extra $85,000 in rent, interest, inspection fees and legal…

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Norfolk
Mar 18, 2019 6:57 pm

Security screen sliding door

Security screen sliding door

Hi I have a screen door with no sliding wheels on it is it possible to put holes in it to add wheels

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Donna .c
Mar 18, 2019 5:41 pm

Stellabella's second build -builder liquidated, through QBCC

Stellabella's second build -builder liquidated, through QBCC
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

They use Wattyl Paints, we've gone Wattyl White inside (we were originally having two internal colours as previous builder allowed this as long as one wasn't just to one…

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stellabella
Mar 18, 2019 4:59 pm
stellabella

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

After the recent heavy rain we've got a water issue in our garage.The bottom of the house is Besser block walls that sits below ground level. The run-off coming down the…

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HappyPics
Mar 18, 2019 4:07 pm
DaniB
DaniB
22 h

KDR Henley Emporio 43

KDR Henley Emporio 43

Hi All, I am thinking of building Emporio 43 escape facade with Henley, please tell us your experiences with that builder. And also if anyone has made the prayer room and…

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DaniB
Mar 18, 2019 3:18 pm

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

We are building with Format. Paperwork stage was 10 months due to a useless 'Project Concierge' and useless council (god their new ad really pisses me off). Slab poured…

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Monkey55
Mar 18, 2019 2:58 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

"You generally do not use doors for ventilation" I agree. I think the PC is taking the wording "all windows, external doors and other openings" in the DA conditions and…

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Brad_2477
Mar 18, 2019 2:52 pm
mishb
mishb
22 h

Stone Ambassador Feedback

Stone Ambassador Feedback

My country house and city apartment were finished about the same time. The Silestone benchtop in the apartment already had a chip in it on handover, the edges seem quite…

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mishb
Mar 18, 2019 2:41 pm

Concrete path against back of home to prevent water ingress

Concrete path against back of home to prevent water ingress

Hi guys & gals, I have been reading on the forum and gained some great ideas. Not long bought a property on the Sunshine Coast…

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mattscib
Mar 18, 2019 2:40 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi David, Do you have any update on contours survey? Thanks

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wowonly
Mar 18, 2019 2:26 pm
AandM
AandM
Yesterday

Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho
VIC

Thanks.. Unfortunately this work was done in the last year after handover in our journey to get the bricks right. And our bricks didn't start turning orange until after…

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AandM
Mar 18, 2019 12:53 pm
patel1783
patel1783
Yesterday

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

Thanks for sharing info. Really appreciate. We are already in touch with professionals. Cheers.

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patel1783
Mar 18, 2019 12:43 pm
kks
kks
Yesterday

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Currently in late 90s brick-veneer home which as been perfectly - according to the literature - azimuthed on its acerage block. Living there has confirmed the sheer…

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kks
Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 51, 52, 53

My DA approval took 10 to 11 weeks. now waiting for construction certificate

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lini.new breeze
Mar 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Althom
Althom
Yesterday

Damage noticed after handover

Damage noticed after handover

Not sure in Victoria but if it's anything like WA those boards are controlled by the builders so are generally worse than useless for solving issues that might cost a…

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Althom
Mar 18, 2019 10:45 am
Althom
Althom
Althom
Yesterday

Oven issue - repair or replace

Oven issue - repair or replace

~$600 + labour for a new one that you can depreciate.

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Althom
Mar 18, 2019 10:44 am
Althom

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