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Building the Metricon Doulton

Building the Metricon Doulton
VIC
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thanks guys. workmanship looks good. There were some small issues which the new home inspections picked and the site supervisor rectified. Overall up until know I am happy…

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stanus
Jan 23, 2019 8:30 pm
stanus

Bricklayer or Engineer

Bricklayer or Engineer

We have been in our home for nearly 7 years, which we purchased just after construction. I have noticed for some time that on one corner that from the 2nd course of brick…

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Mrmac73
Jan 23, 2019 8:17 pm

20A Nelson road Box Hill

20A Nelson road Box Hill

Hi calling everyone who’ve bought any lot in 20A Nelson road, Box Hill NSW. This is also called Nelson road Estate which is being marketed by RayWhite Castle Hill and…

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Apatnia
Jan 23, 2019 8:01 pm
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BrentandAllison
Jan 23, 2019 7:53 pm
BrentandAllison

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
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Looks great. Can I ask which state your build is in? I love the Mountainview but apparently we can’t get it here in victoria😢

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Lksinnott
Jan 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Marcs
Marcs
56 m

Split level in Kellyville

Split level in Kellyville
NSW

Thanks SejaeD - I'm in the planning stages with Wincrest Bespoke at the moment. I've sent you a PM.

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Marcs
Jan 23, 2019 7:35 pm

Seaford Screens Alternative Solutions supply and install quality custom made products ranging…

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seafordscreens
Jan 23, 2019 7:32 pm

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

When I signed my contract I was given 6 months - that's when they had to have started to comply with the contract. I was pretty annoyed when I saw that. In reality, the…

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KingTaco
Jan 23, 2019 7:11 pm
KingTaco

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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Hahaha thanks. I just put the pic there. Cos I didn’t want my old pic as a sig. yes lots of pots draws was a must. I probably should have done all my butlers in it…

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Doulton777
Jan 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Doulton777

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Yes, the meter should be located somewhere in front of the property. You will need to look around to find it.

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Femstar
Jan 23, 2019 5:12 pm

M class soil/clay and drainage

M class soil/clay and drainage
WA

Hi All, I live in Perth in the Hills and am building a new house on a subdivision. The shire want all storm water retained on site however it is clay with 800mm of fill…

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Kev 1
Jan 23, 2019 4:41 pm

Has anyone here built with long island homes. How was the pr

Has anyone here built with long island homes. How was the pr

We built with Long Island Homes. It was a drawn out process that took way longer than we had hoped. The site managers kept on leaving, so we went through 4 site…

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Home4Eva
Jan 23, 2019 3:57 pm

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

We are building a modified Felixstow Alfresco with Statesman, cost so far is around $1,350 psqm but that’s before selections.

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Bebbsy
Jan 23, 2019 3:26 pm

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
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Thank you - it’s 7x4m - do you mean approval by our builder or council? The pool company applies to council and we just advised builder if where we wanted it and they…

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Mec06
Jan 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Mec06

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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I'd definitely inspect the frame! I didn't and they've forgotten a Niche above the bath tub, I doubt they'll be able to put one in there after PCI next month as they'd…

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G1NOSAUR
Jan 23, 2019 2:45 pm
G1NOSAUR

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
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Ours also had a distinct smell in that part and felt wet so we suspected something had gone wrong and there was a leak from the shower...but it has dried now and no longer…

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bumblebee1985
Jan 23, 2019 2:33 pm

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Hi guys, Apologies for lack of response. Actually forgot my password and haven’t been online for a bit ! 🙄 We are meeting (finally !) next week to finalise our…

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Chellos
Jan 23, 2019 1:55 pm

The moment power prices hit the news headlines,…

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celiaryannn
Jan 23, 2019 1:41 pm

Perpend thickness regulations bevelled brick

Perpend thickness regulations bevelled brick

Hey guys! Long time lurker, first time poster, great to be here! Wondering whether anyone is aware if theres any rules relating to perpend width for bevelled edge…

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houndz
Jan 23, 2019 1:12 pm

Bellriver Homes

Bellriver Homes
NSW

Yes I am building with Bellriver. So far, I had good experience. Thanks

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firsthomebuyer2019
Jan 23, 2019 11:49 am

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

I've also been reading a bit about waffle vs raft slabs. But nowhere is this mentioned in my document. Is it supposed to be there? Or does this happen much later in the process?

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justme15
Jan 23, 2019 11:40 am

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
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Good question. But I don't have the answers yet. I've recently completed a site investigation and I'm trying to make sense of the report. I'll definitely be paying a lot…

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justme15
Jan 23, 2019 11:15 am
RPG
RPG
10 h

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

I would like to demo my old house, but it's on a slopey block in Oyster Bay... Not the best access either! Do you have recommendations or suggestions on who not to…

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RPG
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW

It is actually CDC - Compliance Development Certificate for demolition. Site Demo used "Greenfield Certifers". I would suggest as soon as you have locked down your…

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Vivek28
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am
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Josh3003
Jan 23, 2019 10:27 am

You've got to wonder...I certainly dont see the point of upgrading to a nice handle on the inside and leaving the cheap looking one on the outside. All systems go to…

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blackcat20
Jan 23, 2019 10:17 am
blackcat20

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
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Thanks for this. Yes I have these off the website, but I noticed someone in the thread was starting a 56A build. I am looking at building the 56A in Brisbane. My…

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paddycc
Jan 23, 2019 10:05 am
Drew01
Drew01
11 h

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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No, the discount is retail not trade...

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Drew01
Jan 23, 2019 9:59 am
Drew01

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
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They're really poor when it comes t communication. You don't get updates and doesn't even return your call. But you need to constantly call them to get an update. I'm…

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unoimgr8st
Jan 23, 2019 9:33 am

We’re just getting the tiles replaced on our balcony. The contractor completed the screening yesterday. I was slightly concerned with the golf size ball gap on one…

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Pauloswindon
Jan 23, 2019 8:17 am
mitker
mitker
12 h

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

Thanks WowBingo. Has taken quite a lot of time to come up with the plan! We currently have 3.8x3.8 bedrooms in our house and the extra room makes a big difference to the…

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mitker
Jan 23, 2019 8:13 am
s13333
s13333
18 h

Cost front door replacement?

Cost front door replacement?
1, 2

Doors can get pretty pricey i feel for you. If you could possibly do the labor yourself you may be able to save money. I got my door from conservation construction of…

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s13333
Jan 23, 2019 2:16 am

Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.

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Guy T
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am
chippy
chippy
20 h

Wooden boards screwing standards

Wooden boards screwing standards

Hi Duke The link below pertains to building decks. Section 1.5.2 details fixing with nails and AS specify 2 nails per board per joist. Section 1.5.4 talks about screws…

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chippy
Jan 23, 2019 12:55 am
chippy

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

After starting our process with Hudson's in July 2018 we were very excited to get started. With a delay in the registration of our land final contract was signed Jan 2018.…

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madilwalker
Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am
volmix
volmix
21 h

window sill crack

window sill crack

Thanks Chippy, yes I was referring to the side of the window, the reveal. Apology I got the terminology mixed up.

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volmix
Jan 22, 2019 11:56 pm

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Youre entire question depends entirely on your local government/council. Mine has a specific form for existing developments which outlines what you need to have prior to…

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redcali
Jan 22, 2019 11:30 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Thanks will double check that 😄

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Mish018
Jan 22, 2019 10:51 pm

My first post in this forum

My first post in this forum

Hi, I am new in this forum & I want to discuss on the topics like gardening & landscaping. Is it good platform for me?

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fassifernlandscapers
Jan 22, 2019 9:49 pm
fassifernlandscapers

Plastering has commenced

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Manj
Jan 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Manj
MelPenfold
MelPenfold
Yesterday

Kitchen island

Kitchen island

Hi all, I am looking for some advice regarding our kitchen island. Are they easy enough to move? We are getting a new kitchen overlooking the garden, but our current…

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MelPenfold
Jan 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Weeman67
Weeman67
Yesterday

Noise reduction ideas

Noise reduction ideas

Hi I’m looking for opinions and advice We have rather noisy neighbours quite close to our bedroom windows Thinking of building some sort of wall inside fence line to…

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Weeman67
Jan 22, 2019 8:13 pm

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