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Cag57 Thanks for asking :) Its finally going really well. It has taken ages to fix most of the defects ( we are about 80-90% there), but still finding things such as jack…

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SejaeD
Jun 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forg
Forg
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Block Size

Block Size

You need to trawl through the sites of all the project home builders for your area, and find designs which are as close to square at the front as possible & which are 14m…

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Forg
Jun 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Joker
Joker
35 m

Building on a sloping block

Building on a sloping block

Retaining wall back 22metresx1.9 Sides 10metres sliding from1.9-30cms X2 cost 20000 Driveway 6800.

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Joker
Jun 19, 2019 12:42 pm
cag57
cag57
42 m

Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Good advice! Having said that, being the owner of investment apartments that haven't had these type of issues there are some good builders out there. I personally…

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cag57
Jun 19, 2019 12:35 pm

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

In our last house we had problems with our dishwasher leaking so had to pull it out several times before finally buying a new one. So a bit unsure whether to put vinyl…

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Bebbsy
Jun 19, 2019 11:23 am

Tips on building & private inspectors

Tips on building & private inspectors
VIC

I'm afraid I'm going to have to eat my words above in post 2. I stand corrected by Building Expert. In Victoria now in order to register as a Building Inspector, either…

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Liliana
Jun 19, 2019 10:09 am

South East Melbourne New Build

South East Melbourne New Build

Hey Guys! I have searched prior to writing this but if I missed something feel free to link me to read rather than rehashing a convo. Im building the Sacramento with…

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Moosie
Jun 19, 2019 10:06 am

Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Homeone There should be an overall topic for Engineering with Sub Topics for Geotech, Footings, Brickwork, Timber,Concrete, Fire (BAL), Energy, BIM, etc... General items…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2019 9:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Insulation for subfloor in unenclosed steel framed house

Insulation for subfloor in unenclosed steel framed house

You will need to refer that back to your structural engineer as that is a structural floor The Building Surveyor that certified the plans should have advised you accordingly. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2019 8:20 am
StructuralBIMGuy

NO FFL supplied by builder.

NO FFL supplied by builder.

TheJones88 Generally, you should find that information on the site plan In Fact, FFLs, AHDs, RLs whatever the Height is in the Z axis (Out of X-Y Plane), these…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2019 8:07 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Some progress out the front. Garden edging done, path done and letterbox well underway. The letterbox design was inspired by a recent trip to San Fran. It will have a…

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MrsJM
Jun 19, 2019 7:00 am
MrsJM

Name your top 3 house plan | Single Storey

Name your top 3 house plan | Single Storey
VIC

Until you have completed all selections at Studio M you don’t know what the final cost would be if not signed up I would chose another builder after experience we have had

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Tim65
Jun 19, 2019 6:36 am
Tim65

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Day 5 - one of our downlight is not working in hallway that we supplied from Beacon Lighting 🤦‍♀️ Driveway is completed but I havent still unpacked 🤪

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MrsAJ
Jun 19, 2019 5:39 am

Bricks were finished yesterday with the exception of the feature piece at the front. Bricky will come back and do think tomorrow. Cladding should go on tomorrow too.…

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alymei
Jun 19, 2019 3:38 am
Vs2015
Vs2015
15 h

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi all, Have you heard anything from the developer? My solicitor advised last month that it was supposed to be registered early june but until now it is still not.

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Vs2015
Jun 18, 2019 10:10 pm
J278
J278
15 h

Sliding / Stacker door installation - Standard?

Sliding / Stacker door installation - Standard?

Our stackers were rebated and we paid considerable more for them because of it. It is within standards to not recess them.

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J278
Jun 18, 2019 10:00 pm
J278

Laminex AbsoluteMatte

Laminex AbsoluteMatte

Thanks. It works out about $500 more for my kitchen to get AbsoluteMatte wrapped like laminate. I am leaning towards 2pac though.

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Steve4216
Jun 18, 2019 9:54 pm

Boiler for radiant floor heat

Boiler for radiant floor heat

There are some recommendations. I think calculations are made with -20C. Really would need to know how cold it will be around your area and how good is the insulation

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just1post
Jun 18, 2019 9:33 pm

Tapware infinite brand

Tapware infinite brand

Does anyone have any experience with the infinite brand of tapware and sinks? I was at First Choice Bathrooms in Brunswick and saw that this was their main line of tapware…

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joanholt
Jun 18, 2019 8:11 pm

Newport Primeline vs Scyon Linea & Dulux Tranquil Retreat

Newport Primeline vs Scyon Linea & Dulux Tranquil Retreat

Hi D and C House, I dont think there is any insulation benefit, aesthetically the Scyon Linea looks heaps better but that comes at a cost, roughly the Linea is 40% more…

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Doozer1905
Jun 18, 2019 8:08 pm

June 18 - Shower screen, mirrors and sliding doors installed

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thme
Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Bubs
Bubs
18 h

Who is building with Beechwood

Who is building with Beechwood
NSW
1 ... 785, 786, 787

We are building a Verdelho twist in the shire. Formwork is down, slab hopefully this week, fingers crossed with the weather.

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Bubs
Jun 18, 2019 6:54 pm
no_epp
no_epp
19 h

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria

LYNDARUM/AURORA/SUMMERHILL ESTATES: Epping, Victoria
VIC
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any Stages 30, 40 and 41 aurora epping. ours is in stage 51 yet to be released.

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no_epp
Jun 18, 2019 6:05 pm

house slab cracking on corner of house.

house slab cracking on corner of house.

I don't think about this but careful thinking of you. So what need to do?

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Angalfaria
Jun 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Angalfaria
41202
41202
19 h

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

is anyone know how long for the sunset on the contract?I can't wait

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41202
Jun 18, 2019 5:57 pm
41202

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 54, 55, 56

No we haven't yet moved further with any builder. We will do so once we can settle on exactly what we are looking for in a plan. Thanks for letting me know that Uniluxe…

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Icthys99
Jun 18, 2019 5:25 pm

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Looks amazing, but how frustrating that there were so many niggly things not fixed! Hope it is all rectified for you FAST!

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Iguanatan
Jun 18, 2019 5:07 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 h

Door handle height

Door handle height

looks weird, no such thing as standard height, except to swimming pools.

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ECOECO
Jun 18, 2019 3:04 pm
ECOECO

Door handle height

Door handle height

Looks to me like the whole thing is upside down

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brokenstick
Jun 18, 2019 2:48 pm
brokenstick
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 h

Remove & replace aluminium windows in double brick wall

Remove & replace aluminium windows in double brick wall

WA is a different market, where frames are installed with brick ties and bricked around during construction. Added to that, the render is a major complication. Get…

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ECOECO
Jun 18, 2019 2:46 pm
ECOECO

Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

We have room, and we’ll probably have to have something like that. One neighbour has motorised roll up blinds. My main issue is how they look - the house is ‘maritime…

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TheGodwit
Jun 18, 2019 2:14 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 738, 739, 740

hello plz read my blog:

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ASJ1981
Jun 18, 2019 1:53 pm
ASJ1981

Drainage Issues along new concrete walkway

Drainage Issues along new concrete walkway

The NCC does not require stormwater to be discharged away from the property and there even isn't the requirement to have gutters and downpipes but the water must be…

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SaveH2O
Jun 18, 2019 1:50 pm
SaveH2O
MichelleK
MichelleK
Yesterday

Domaine homes by clerondon

Domaine homes by clerondon
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, We were quoted $15k and it was actually less than that. However until they actually do a contour of your block its just a guess. Our neighbours blew out to $30k,…

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MichelleK
Jun 18, 2019 1:05 pm

Damp slate slab floors in basement. Property is heritage listed so slate needs to remain, but it’s laid onto sand with no damp proof underneath I’m guessing. Slabs are…

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Bridgetsreno
Jun 18, 2019 10:57 am
Margaret M
Margaret M
Yesterday

Coral site prep costs at Elimbah?

Coral site prep costs at Elimbah?

Hi has anyone here built at Elimbah (Madison Ridge Estate) and if so can they give me an idea of site prep costs or what the soil test results were? Thanks in advance. :)

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Margaret M
Jun 18, 2019 9:54 am

Underpinning works and renovations

Underpinning works and renovations

I would recommend you have your home inspected by experienced building consultant to determine the condition and ive you advice. A good building consultant has likely seen…

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building-expert
Jun 18, 2019 7:53 am
building-expert

Frame stage is almost complete.. We received the invoice for frame stage today and inspection is arranged for tomorrow. :)

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Ramee
Jun 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
17 June

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD
1, 2

Yes totally agree with what the builder has said, the stormwater was a closed system, the concretor has cut that closed system when installing the grates. It's not an…

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Doozer1905
Jun 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Liliana
Liliana
17 June

Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Phil Dwyer, National President of the Builders Collective, was on RN Drive this evening to explain why they want a Royal Commission. If you want to listen, the link is…

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Liliana
Jun 17, 2019 7:26 pm
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Dharma
Jun 17, 2019 7:24 pm
ssvdara
ssvdara
17 June

Builders Warranty Victoria

Builders Warranty Victoria

Thank you for the response. Yes, there are lot more defects. I have initially agreed to waive off many so that he can sort things out. The main issue is that he is not…

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ssvdara
Jun 17, 2019 7:03 pm
ssvdara
ssvdara
17 June

Metronest Homes

Metronest Homes

Guys, After Reviewing so many active topics and gaining knowledge on various topics, thought I will post my experience building a house as ‘Journey with Metronest…

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ssvdara
Jun 17, 2019 4:56 pm

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Yes, for anyone looking at a project home, should allow at least 100k for extras with the building company when looking at finances etc. Then another 100k for all the…

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coppersmith
Jun 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Building with 8 Homes (Vic)

Building with 8 Homes (Vic)

Is anyone else building with 8 homes? We started our build process in around July last year and are having so many problems. We have been at the lockup stage since…

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ItTinglesss
Jun 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 June

2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

This side of the bridge alexp79, you'd be looking at more like 2.5 - 3K per sq metre to start with then level of finish and how much work to be done on the existing…

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Stewie D
Jun 17, 2019 3:09 pm

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