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Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

I’ve just seen this thread. We are building a Phoenix 40( with extension) in Sydney’s south. Our final contract price has come in just over $750k, build about halfway…

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Xfactor
Sep 23, 2021 10:18 am

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 57, 58, 59

Thanks, they say that everything above ground are fine and their quote includes whatever but issues under ground they cannot say, for example, asbestos under concrete,…

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Flamingo
Sep 23, 2021 9:59 am

Million dollar home in Perth

Million dollar home in Perth
1, 2, 3, 4

Hard to fathom this thread's disappointing turn. A negative patient outcome shall we say.

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SaveH2O
Sep 23, 2021 9:52 am
SaveH2O

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

I think the odd concreter is right here. This should be fenced/retained first, and then some fill brought in to adjust levels, and then poured properly.

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moudzj
Sep 23, 2021 9:12 am

Is Three Phase 80 amps each enough for 50 square house?

Is Three Phase 80 amps each enough for 50 square house?

The builder advised that with 63amp 3 phase, it should cover everything.

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makido
Sep 23, 2021 9:09 am

Tricky shower door handle question

Tricky shower door handle question

You could use something like in the link below. It slips over the glass. You could put it away the top and then use a magnetic catch to hold open.

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chippy
Sep 23, 2021 9:01 am
chippy

Builder costs

Builder costs

Hi Theplateau Where are you building as location can have a big impact on trade and supply prices. Also can you give us a description of your structure and finishes ie…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 7:29 am
Ashington Homes

Downpipes

Downpipes

Yes. You would have the gutter's high point mid way. The NCC regulations state that a downpipe must not serve more than 12 m of guttering. There is no NCC regulation that…

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SaveH2O
Sep 22, 2021 11:09 pm
SaveH2O
Noname
Noname
12 h

When does CCTV cameras get installed

When does CCTV cameras get installed
QLD

You don't need internet to have CCTV recording onto an NVR. You would only need the internet if you want to remotely access or back up the vision.

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Noname
Sep 22, 2021 9:56 pm

DBN Homes

DBN Homes

Hi valhound how did you go with dbn homes?

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Elson25
Sep 22, 2021 8:43 pm
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
14 h

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
VIC

Good point and I have also heard that you have to get yearly inspection of the balcony as well to avoid voiding the warranty. Read this - …

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Ozshaz
Sep 22, 2021 8:28 pm

Corner Lot — Double Storey Setback

Corner Lot — Double Storey Setback

Can someone guide us as well as we are planning to build a double storey and having difficulties with this rule

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cmani_19
Sep 22, 2021 7:49 pm

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Charges for variations before signing contract?

Hi an3035! It sounds like there is no contract in place. You might consider whether or not you continue your relationship with…

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Contracts-Specialist
Sep 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Contracts-Specialist
jaylow
jaylow
16 h

Concrete/Tiling/Landscaping Dispute

Concrete/Tiling/Landscaping Dispute

Hi all, I'm looking for some advice if I may. Please bear with me - this is my first post and I want to try and give as much detail whilst keeping it relevant. We are…

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jaylow
Sep 22, 2021 6:03 pm

Hi guys, a bit unsure what to do next and would really appreciate some advice: I built a new house and moved in 15 months ago. I needed new fencing down 1 side, elderly…

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timesoldroman
Sep 22, 2021 4:49 pm

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

It really is personal preference. At end of the day, it's your own house, you can design whatever way you want. A standard study is normally around 3x3m. Like you said, it…

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Jason526
Sep 22, 2021 3:28 pm

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Yes , Living/Kitchen area will be facing east and Bedrooms West. thanks for the tips.

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maverick03
Sep 22, 2021 3:17 pm
r_13
r_13
19 h

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

We got this picture on the front of our colour selections summary docusign doc: viewtopic.php?p=1834174#p1834174

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r_13
Sep 22, 2021 2:55 pm
r_13

Freshly painted roof - looks patchy

Freshly painted roof - looks patchy

Rachy did you end up resolving this problem? We are currently going through the same experience. We have painted the verandah and double carport so far with Wattyl…

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MrBilby
Sep 22, 2021 1:32 pm

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]
1, 2, 3, 4

Seems very odd? Maybe a supplier/trade issue out of TA's hands? We went with stone, but failing that, glass would have been our next option. We are having glass in our…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

hey Wellbuild Drove past your site this morning. Looking amazing despite this current "construction glitch" in Melbourne. Has TA communicated with you what they…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 22, 2021 12:40 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Cavity slide unit in old hardwood framed wall - best way to

Cavity slide unit in old hardwood framed wall - best way to

Hi all, I'm installing a couple of cavity slide door units in my house which is a 50's built home with 4x2 hardwood timber frame that has settled to around 95mm depth. …

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damienh7
Sep 22, 2021 11:42 am
carlo321
carlo321
Yesterday

Building cost in canberra

Building cost in canberra

Hi, I am also building in Canberra. Mine is around 2300-2400$/sqm depending on the finish. May I know who is your builder and where are you building. Carlo

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carlo321
Sep 22, 2021 9:15 am

Boston 42

Boston 42

Hi Wing, I cant comment on this particular case as I don't work at Clarendon or have any inside knowledge, but what I can share is that building material prices have gone…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 22, 2021 5:44 am
Ashington Homes

Contract

Contract

jvshah Sorry to hear. What a mess. Yes I think you do need legal help just to make sure you tie up all the loose ends with the liquidator to make sure there are no…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 22, 2021 5:11 am
Ashington Homes
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Building quality volume vs custom builder

Building quality volume vs custom builder
1, 2, 3

you pay with peanuts, you get monkeys

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alexp79
Sep 22, 2021 12:00 am
Goldy012001
Goldy012001
Yesterday

Carlisle home design

Carlisle home design

Hi guys, I am thinking to build Canterbury grand deluxe 47 or Vaucluse deluxe 46 design due to land orientation it’s on north west so this way we can use natural…

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Goldy012001
Sep 21, 2021 11:31 pm
Radders
Radders
21 September

Sub floor for deck

Sub floor for deck

Hi I am hoping someone might know the regulation in Vic regarding the minimum distance between ground level to bottom of the floor joist for a deck, someone told me it was…

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Radders
Sep 21, 2021 9:47 pm
JanieT
JanieT
21 September

BAL costs?

BAL costs?

Thanks SO much!!

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JanieT
Sep 21, 2021 8:33 pm

Look like a similar design to this volume knob which attaches to a smooth post with a set screw and comes loose every 2nd time you turn it. Crap design for sure. Can you…

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Timmy J
Sep 21, 2021 8:16 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
21 September

New Double storey house on slope land

New Double storey house on slope land

Good luck with your build journey. This is a fantastic community with an expert in almost everything. All you need to do is ask and there will be someone who has…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Ashington Homes
selina2106
selina2106
21 September

Raising house and building under

Raising house and building under

Hi, I'm looking to hear some experiences of people who have raised an old home and built under. I've looked at some builder's websites but I'd love to hear actual peoples…

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selina2106
Sep 21, 2021 4:33 pm
aussieta
aussieta
21 September

Bathroom with no window

Bathroom with no window

each time the sensor detects movement it should restart the timer set to around 10 minutes and leave it alone

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aussieta
Sep 21, 2021 3:30 pm
aussieta
Venkata
Venkata
21 September

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW

Journey with ATRIA is good, Passed the sketches to King to get quote

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Venkata
Sep 21, 2021 3:01 pm
Ashleebee
Ashleebee
21 September

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2

Hi! Did you end up building with Fowler homes and what location On their website it looks like they only build in greater Sydney Thanks

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Ashleebee
Sep 21, 2021 1:36 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
21 September

Toilet in Kitchen?

Toilet in Kitchen?

Do you want to go up or down a flight of stairs each time you want to go to the toilet?

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 21, 2021 11:32 am
Savkovic
Savkovic
21 September

House orientation

House orientation

Would appreciate if forum members can provide advice on house orientation. Block is SW NE (entrance from SW side) 18m wide and 46m long, easements 6m to the garage and 7m…

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Savkovic
Sep 21, 2021 11:30 am
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
21 September

Cost effective options for retaining wall

Cost effective options for retaining wall

At 1000mm high check if it needs council approval. Done properly masonary (concrete) will last decades.

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Phil of Sydney
Sep 21, 2021 10:54 am
chippy
chippy
21 September

Pressalit 2000 Toilet Seat

Pressalit 2000 Toilet Seat

It's just an open ended socket spanner that fits the nut and let's the thread pass through it so it can reach right up. A deep socket wrench would work. The tool shown is…

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chippy
Sep 21, 2021 9:30 am
chippy
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
21 September

Contesting council decision

Contesting council decision
VIC

whats the legislation for the POS, section 173 agreement etc

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Pedro4137
Sep 21, 2021 8:40 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
21 September

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

Breakdown of cost when building a Duplex

Colt1993 We are building 4 duplexes at the moment in Sydney ( 1 at Greenacre & 3 at North Ryde), I have a pretty accurate spreadsheet of the breakdown in costs. It's…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 21, 2021 5:10 am
Ashington Homes
Colt1993
Colt1993
21 September

New Build Quotes - project home

New Build Quotes - project home

Hi John, If you do receive any could you please fowad it onto me?

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Colt1993
Sep 21, 2021 12:29 am

Hi There. Looking for advice on two different shower repairs. Shower 1: - Various gaps in grout and spots where grout is brittle - Some grout lines very thin (<1mm) -…

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Timmy J
Sep 21, 2021 12:04 am
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane

Building on a steep slope in Brisbane
QLD

Hey Vlad! Did you end up finding someone to build?

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Dhesath
Dhesath
20 September

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Building a house on a steep sloping land in The Gap (QLD) wi

Me and my partner have recently purchased some land in The Gap (QLD). It is a very steep slope and the highest point is where the land meets the road, so it slopes down…

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Dhesath
Sep 20, 2021 10:03 pm
EpicDNA
EpicDNA
20 September

Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Haven't installed it yet but reason for Actron: - price wise it wasn't much more - get better and real zone control each room with temperature sensors - runs much more…

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EpicDNA
Sep 20, 2021 8:43 pm
EpicDNA
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
20 September

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

North Kellyville Bushfires Prone land? What to expect?

Yes that should cover everything. And the sliding doors to the alfresco will definitely need shutters or a fire curtain. let me know if you have any more…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 20, 2021 7:50 pm
Ashington Homes

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