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Hi all My wife and I are doing a knock-down and…

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Claunikastian
Jan 27, 2021 12:17 am
Claunikastian

Connection to electricity mains for a greenfield site

Connection to electricity mains for a greenfield site

Hi all I’m looking to get electricity connected to my greenfield rural site. Below is the scope of works I’ll be sending out to get quotes. Appreciate if anyone…

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Jgoat
Jan 27, 2021 12:12 am

Champion Homes

Champion Homes
NSW
1, 2

We are very close in signing up for a House and Land package with Champion homes and then I saw this thread. I wanted to know if people have the same experience of…

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grevolution
Jan 26, 2021 11:57 pm

Site cost woodlea stage 45

Site cost woodlea stage 45

Best thing to do would be to call Boutique/Carlisle ask them directly. Volume builders tend to be quote expensive for site costs even on flat blocks. Would need to know…

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Andrew1989
Jan 26, 2021 11:45 pm

calculate fall and rough site cost

calculate fall and rough site cost

I'm no expert on building but from my understanding E means existing surface level so your block would have 1.97m of fall East to West. I believe BW and B will be the…

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Andrew1989
Jan 26, 2021 11:35 pm

Dennis family: Ballarat

Dennis family: Ballarat

Hi, Anyone built with DFH lately in Ballarat? I'm a first home buyer and would greatly appreciate any info on their built quality, customer service, post construction…

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zeoko
Jan 26, 2021 10:05 pm

Drainage Point in a Charged System

Drainage Point in a Charged System

The overflow pipe should be meshed either at the outlet (inefficient) or with the air gap product or similar fitting. The mesh is to prevent pests like rats and frogs…

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2021 9:56 pm
SaveH2O

Second owner builder build within 5 years? NSW

Second owner builder build within 5 years? NSW

just put them in each of your names and you can as a couple do 2 every 5 years..

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benny black
Jan 26, 2021 9:29 pm

What does Owner builder can or cannot do?? CDC or DA Approva

What does Owner builder can or cannot do?? CDC or DA Approva

We bought a single dwelling house in Beverly Hills in Sydney, need some work done before moving in. My husband has joinery and cabinet making experience,…

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benny black
Jan 26, 2021 9:27 pm

Owner builder insurance

Owner builder insurance

hi, you dont need owner builder insurance in nsw , it is not a legal requirement, and if you are owner building you will not have anyone on site but yourself.

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benny black
Jan 26, 2021 9:24 pm

Raft slab builders

Raft slab builders

Hi all, I am looking for a builder who provides Raft slab as an option for building the houses. Most of the volume builders are providing concreted Waffle pods and not…

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Kishan9144
Jan 26, 2021 9:01 pm

Water coming up near down pipe

Water coming up near down pipe

It will take a while for the coloured water to infiltrate the present water. This test is to try to localise the problem area. The plumber who said that the cam may not…

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2021 9:00 pm
SaveH2O

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54
VIC

Hi there We are planning to build with UE as well, and were looking to add a 5th bedroom to the ground floor converting the theatre. However we were interested in…

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Kiran_kotart
Jan 26, 2021 8:35 pm

Vapour barrier

Vapour barrier

I have a crawlspace underneath my house with wooden stumps. The house was built around the 1940. We've been having issues with water leaking into the crawlspace. I…

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pokeutopia
Jan 26, 2021 8:30 pm
Berek
Berek
10 h

Ideas for the wooden plinth

Ideas for the wooden plinth

Paint it the same colour as the window surrounds.

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Berek
Jan 26, 2021 7:58 pm
Berek
Berek
10 h

Extra for white ceilings and door trim?

Extra for white ceilings and door trim?

W T actual.... one colour means all the walls. Ceilings are always white.

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Berek
Jan 26, 2021 7:56 pm
Berek
Berek
10 h

Help on brick with cladding please

Help on brick with cladding please

Not loving it, sorry. In reality the roof reflects the sky so looks lighter. Any new housing estates near you?

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Berek
Jan 26, 2021 7:53 pm
Berek
Berek
10 h

Cooling water down pipe

Cooling water down pipe

Looks like black poly pipe. Bunnings has lots of sizes. Just measure the width and also how many threads per length sticking out.

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Berek
Jan 26, 2021 7:45 pm
ssrm
ssrm
11 h

First Build HGWA- Rivervale

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

Wonderful, thanks

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ssrm
Jan 26, 2021 7:05 pm

Redraw the plan submitted for DA

Redraw the plan submitted for DA

If the DA process is already underway and knowing that these days most are approved within 3 - 4 weeks, I'd let it run its course then simply do a variation to a consent (…

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Stewie D
Jan 26, 2021 5:50 pm

Weephole

Weephole

Yes, as per SaveH2O's second post. The weepholes are there to drain water that finds its way onto the inner surface of the external brickwork then falls down onto the DPC,…

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Stewie D
Jan 26, 2021 5:46 pm
Rafay
Rafay
12 h

What are/were your site costs in Perth?

What are/were your site costs in Perth?

How much did your site cost and how much was the area? 1) wafflepod or stiffened raft slab? 2) soil class? 3) sloping or flat site? 4) suburbs in perth? Just for an idea…

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Rafay
Jan 26, 2021 5:35 pm

Tick Homes House & Land Package

Tick Homes House & Land Package

Hey! We have settled on the land (Mernda Rise Stage 1) and have signed the building contract. So far so good, and no issues encountered as of yet! 😄

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Mitchetto
Jan 26, 2021 5:19 pm

Building with Coral Homes

Building with Coral Homes

We are 2nd time building with Coral Homes. 1st time 7 years ago was a real challenge lots of issues with the build & aftercare process but was such a gorgeous home…

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mrsveldy
Jan 26, 2021 5:14 pm
mrsveldy
CD12JD
CD12JD
16 h

[Metricon] I need Metricon fix my new house pproblem

[Metricon] I need Metricon fix my new house pproblem

wow this is terrible... did you not have a building inspector ?

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CD12JD
Jan 26, 2021 1:55 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
CD12JD
16 h

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )
NSW
1, 2, 3

We spent $13k at our electrical appointment, things add up really quick... i worked out how much i could of saved doing it after handover and it just was not worth the headache

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CD12JD
Jan 26, 2021 1:51 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
CD12JD
17 h

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Views on Macarthur heights suburb

Campbelltown has changed over the last decade, a lot of the housing commision projects have been levelled to make way for new development. For the most part its a good…

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CD12JD
Jan 26, 2021 12:38 pm
CD12JD

New House

New House

Hi Everyone, I have plan to build a new home with Henley( Vienna28 ) would be appreciate feedback about this builder and Thanks in Advance

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Ayyappan
Jan 26, 2021 12:25 pm
Agrona
Agrona
18 h

General Questions

General Questions

Hi All I and Dave , a newbie to the building thing. I am planing to extend an old building that was dealt a nasty blow in a storm 9 months ago. The insurance has accepted…

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Agrona
Jan 26, 2021 11:25 am

Fencing issues!! Help Required!!!

Fencing issues!! Help Required!!!

correct. exactly what you need i dont have photo hosting thanks to photobucket new rules

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aussieta
Jan 26, 2021 10:33 am
aussieta

Living Area + Alfresco Ground Floor Design

Living Area + Alfresco Ground Floor Design

Hey rajshah welcome to the forum Here's some tips to get you started 1.Try setting out your block , front and side setbacks, contours, trees,etc on graph paper to scale…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 26, 2021 9:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Update 24/01/21 Site has been prepped and plumber + concreting has been booked They’re apparently really busy at the moment, we hadn’t heard anything and didn’t…

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S+C_MidNorthCoast
Jan 26, 2021 7:52 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
Yesterday

HGWA Lakelands

HGWA Lakelands

All the Della Vita items have terrible warranty on them, tapware, basins etc. Compared to the more common known brands (have a look on various websites) I would be doing…

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Doozer1905
Jan 25, 2021 11:11 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
Yesterday

Cost plus contract exclusions

Cost plus contract exclusions

If it's a cost plus contract why would you exclude anything? Do you have your finance in place as well? Banks don't like cost plus contracts and it's hard to get financial…

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Doozer1905
Jan 25, 2021 11:01 pm
3simon
3simon
Yesterday

Help with bathroom layout

Help with bathroom layout

Hey Lemans, thanks for drawing up an alternative layout. I think that makes a lot of sense! Initially, I didn't think that was doable because I don't have a ceiling…

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3simon
Jan 25, 2021 10:47 pm

Onwards and upwards! I can now start to see the outline of how the building will look on the site. Happy with the posts/pillars which will eventually be white and have…

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DanC
Jan 25, 2021 10:40 pm

Hi we have just moved in at start of January very happy with the build. But are soon to be new neighbours have started there build with ustlye homes and are at the slab…

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PLfirsthome
Jan 25, 2021 10:30 pm
Brett0004
Brett0004
Yesterday

Power lines high above property - is that a problem?

Power lines high above property - is that a problem?

I doubt you will be allowed to build anything in the powerline corridor.

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Brett0004
Jan 25, 2021 8:39 pm
SeriousSam
SeriousSam
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 429, 430, 431

Hello everyone.. I am new here, so excuse me for silly questions. We are in Sydney and finally decided to make deposit this week for Middleton 25. Have anyone build…

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SeriousSam
Jan 25, 2021 7:58 pm
moudzj
moudzj
Yesterday

Slab selection

Slab selection

Rafay - your best bet is to get local quotes for waffle slabs and raft slabs as a m2 rate, and see what the differences are. Building is not difficult at all once you…

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moudzj
Jan 25, 2021 7:19 pm
Asha12
Asha12
25 January

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hawthorn or Yarra Essendon brick with cladding

Hoping to get some help on brick choice with cladding. We are looking at using Hawthorn red or Essendon brick with possibly monument cladding around garage. Does anyone…

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Asha12
Jan 25, 2021 5:09 pm
helpless
helpless
25 January

Mitsubishi Heavy Ind - Avanti 2.5kw

Mitsubishi Heavy Ind - Avanti 2.5kw

Hi everyone, Had my brand new split aircon system installed about a month ago. Everything is going ok but I realised a problem when I have the fan speed set to the lowest…

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helpless
Jan 25, 2021 5:05 pm

Cost of adding shower to powder and guest bed in theatre

Cost of adding shower to powder and guest bed in theatre

Hi, we have been advised that to put a guest bed with WIR and Ensuite, it will cost around the 10k mark.

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montalbert_porterdavis
Jan 25, 2021 3:02 pm
arronvl355
arronvl355
25 January

HGWA - Madora Bay

HGWA - Madora Bay
1, 2, 3, 4

None were in he builders range, we will find out the variances in a couple of days 😬

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arronvl355
Jan 25, 2021 1:48 pm
NX2020
NX2020
25 January

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC

We are not up to that stage yet. Expecting they have a lot in backlog due to the government vivid stimula package. Builing in Inner eastern surburd.

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NX2020
Jan 25, 2021 1:36 pm
NX2020
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
25 January

Narrow Upstairs Windows

Narrow Upstairs Windows

Yes quite normal and nothing new, same windows in my current house built 25 yrs ago. I really like them because they are closer to the eaves and during a storm can be…

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Allnamesrgone
Jan 25, 2021 11:40 am
powerd
powerd
25 January

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Paul Great to hear from you. What a great project you are taking on. I have friends in Canberra who did a wonderful extension and reno on an older govvie (wooden)…

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powerd
Jan 25, 2021 8:41 am

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