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Any thoughts on building with ausmar?????we are in the process of finalizing housefloor plan with them. Our block is very restrictive,, narrow and short. We managed to…

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Ellabelle
Jan 25, 2022 6:34 am

Belated happy new year everyone. The update is that we now have our CDC approved, but in December we encountered a significant issue which nearly derailed the project and…

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Ashington Homes
Jan 25, 2022 6:14 am
Ashington Homes
Jaxr
Jaxr
5 h

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

So if he has the right to access my property whenever he feels as he has built on boundary. Can I lock my gate or must I provide keys to my property for their…

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Jaxr
Jan 25, 2022 3:02 am

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

I probably won't ever post anything here that's public, but happy to share privately or keep you posted on how I go. They normally do waffle, but will depend on the…

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stonesthrow
Jan 24, 2022 10:42 pm

How much did my build cost?

How much did my build cost?

Agreed, everyone has a different taste to things, floor size and bedrooms does not really mean anything. It all comes down to your selections. For example, I am very…

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Flamingo
Jan 24, 2022 9:39 pm

Hi all, Thoughts on our floorplan please. The width of the house can't really be changed, but interested in other feedback. Thanks!

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Zedzee
Jan 24, 2022 9:09 pm

extension of a semi house in Sydney eastern suburb

extension of a semi house in Sydney eastern suburb

Thank you Pulse. To what extent the builders usually commit to the budget? I know there must be some surprise here and there, but in general is there a ballpark figure say…

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LARRY_Z
Jan 24, 2022 9:08 pm
Nous
Nous
13 h

Durisol Builder in Sydney

Durisol Builder in Sydney

What is everyone using in Perth?

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Nous
Jan 24, 2022 6:52 pm

Home warranty insurance

Home warranty insurance

Hi home build guide-Colin, Thanks for sharing that info. Really helpful. As the builder I’m seriously thinking of engaging acted as if he didn’t know anything about…

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Savagepuppy
Jan 24, 2022 4:46 pm

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE
SA

Hope things went better for you than our experience, which on a $1m+ renovation was not good at all. We have a website devoted to our experience building with Scott…

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Bob Dove
Jan 24, 2022 3:32 pm
zan007
zan007
16 h

Metricon Build - Duxton 35 Geelong

Metricon Build - Duxton 35 Geelong
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi twuuni, I know this is very old thread but still hoping for the response. :) Your house looks awesome and thanks for this forum. It's so helpful for people like…

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zan007
Jan 24, 2022 3:21 pm

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive
NSW

The shutters seem to only block 1 out 3 sliding door panels according to the elevation drawing. Not sure how helpful that would be. You already live on this land…

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Jason526
Jan 24, 2022 2:01 pm

Floor plan feedback please

Floor plan feedback please

hahaha - I've honestly never heard that before! I'll have a look back in the posts now :)

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 24, 2022 2:00 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Yes I think we went $5k over in just our electrical appointment with all extra data points, downlight upgrades etc. Good luck! It's all a balance and compromise.

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sminters
Jan 24, 2022 1:59 pm

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey all! From speaking to some Builder on the ground in Melbourne, they have done a flat markup up across all cost centres in some cases of 7% - 12%. Small builders…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 24, 2022 1:12 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Has anyone built with Thomas Paul Construction?

Has anyone built with Thomas Paul Construction?

I am planning to build a duplex in NewCastle with . Would like to know if anyone has worked with them already for your investment property and how was your experience?

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liana_es
Jan 24, 2022 12:48 pm

Has anyone built with Lily Homes (NSW) in recent times ?

Has anyone built with Lily Homes (NSW) in recent times ?

Why not ask Lily Homes for the contct details of some of their recent customers for references?, with appropriate permissions of course.

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Kippers01
Jan 24, 2022 11:49 am

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan
1, 2

I didn't tie the builder to any format as I wanted to see what they can provide based on the requirements I have provided.

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KnockItDown
Jan 24, 2022 9:20 am
KnockItDown

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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OK. Thanks. Hopefully they will start the brickwork soon with my build.

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Contaksujeet
Jan 24, 2022 8:50 am

Hi, I am renovating my backyard/courtyard. There is an existing brick wall on my boundary. Due to use excavating slightly lower, we have put a retaining wall on that…

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Milo1234
Jan 24, 2022 8:49 am
Bvgary
Bvgary
Yesterday

Builder’s extra charges on fixed-price contract

Builder’s extra charges on fixed-price contract

Many people have this problem when work clients or employees call very often and distract you from your work process.

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Bvgary
Jan 24, 2022 3:29 am
Mox80
Mox80
Yesterday

Complying Development Setback - Northern Beaches Council

Complying Development Setback - Northern Beaches Council

Call or email your Council and they will provide you with all the information before you go any further. Send an email with all the information and do a follow-up call…

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 11:47 pm
Mox80
Mox80
Yesterday

Help need .. can i pullout home and land package

Help need .. can i pullout home and land package

The land and build contracts are two different contracts unless the developer has merged both or has a special clause where you have to build with their builder. What is…

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 11:42 pm
antler
antler
Yesterday

West facing window in Canberra

West facing window in Canberra

It is! I'm sure it does, but we've been given little feedback on it. I've been doing my own research using solar-path modelling. Removing that west-facing window has…

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antler
Jan 23, 2022 11:01 pm
Gildea
Gildea
Yesterday

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42
1, 2

Plenty, nothing structural / major though. Just plenty of little things, (e.g. painting issues, sliding doors move to much in rollers so can't lock, front door doesn't…

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Gildea
Jan 23, 2022 10:10 pm

Yes, we understand that, we are just wanting to streamline the Red tape, as over 90% of DAT's are purchased & installed by the Farmer. Knowing what the Conduit Codes are…

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The Raptor
Jan 23, 2022 5:33 pm
The Raptor
lukazi
lukazi
23 January

Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much! I bought the house in 2017 and it has been managed by a property manager. I have asked the PM to take the pictures of the cracks but this is somehow very…

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lukazi
Jan 23, 2022 5:08 pm

Contract Tips Before Signing

Contract Tips Before Signing

Hey dvan I wrote a blog with Feel free to ask any questions also - would be happy to help out!

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Should we go ahead with double story extension on top of waf

Should we go ahead with double story extension on top of waf

Thanks for sending that through. The proposed plan seems functional but the budget may end up being quite tight. The issue with working with existing building is that…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 4:57 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
caphe
caphe
23 January

Fairmont NSW Balmoral

Fairmont NSW Balmoral
NSW

We are yet to build with Fairmont NSW for the Balmoral 42. Just curious to find out any experiences or issues from those who have built with Fairmont NSW. How many years…

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caphe
Jan 23, 2022 4:54 pm
TeresainGB
TeresainGB
23 January

Reputable pool repair/service companies

Reputable pool repair/service companies

I moved to my property last year in Oct and one of the clauses was "Pool and its equipment to be in good working order" Well pretty much none of it was except for a…

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TeresainGB
Jan 23, 2022 4:39 pm
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Spazzen
Jan 23, 2022 3:35 pm

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

Yes that is how I read it too. However, I would just send them an email & ask for written clarification in any case. The exact number of all electrical supplies should…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 3:31 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
Spazzen
Spazzen
23 January

Multipurpose Media Room Design/Layout Advice

Multipurpose Media Room Design/Layout Advice

I haven't done much research into switches recently, I'd see if it allows you to adjust the latency of the outputs to ensure you can adjust and sync the projector and…

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Spazzen
Jan 23, 2022 3:24 pm
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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 2:27 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Extensions - suggestions and advice welcome

Extensions - suggestions and advice welcome

Hey melandBlitz Good luck with your project. that gives details about the different stages of a custom home build. Extensions follow a similar process. These are the…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 12:25 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Defective frame

Defective frame

Those defects need to be fixed Also request a certified alternate method for fixing defective connections, ie crack, splits, etc, in writing To help with the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 23, 2022 10:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Apsley by Qube Mandogalup - Kwinana WA

Apsley by Qube Mandogalup - Kwinana WA
WA

Oh that sucks. no Notice yet. I will follow up and get back to you. Good luck.

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sonycontactsforhitesh
Jan 23, 2022 1:51 am
Mox80
Mox80
23 January

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.
NSW

Just ordered austral brick castellana. Cheaper than PGH. You and builder will save Se below PGH colour range. Take a tile sample and visit a PGH showroom

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:27 am
Mox80
Mox80
23 January

Interior walls cracks

Interior walls cracks

Do you have issues opening and closing windows or doors? If so it's your slab. The engineers will install a tall tale to measure the movement and crack and will draft a…

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Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:21 am
lukazi
lukazi
22 January

Recommend structural eng and concreter in Melbourne

Recommend structural eng and concreter in Melbourne

Hi guys, I have some cracks in my Melbourne property. I had it inspected by a structural engineer however he now seems too busy, also with poor communication. I also need…

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lukazi
Jan 22, 2022 6:33 pm
Berek
Berek
22 January

Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Yep looks good. So satisfying when the final coat goes on. It is, as you said, no more looking at it as something that still needs doing.

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Berek
Jan 22, 2022 1:32 pm
Marge1
Marge1
22 January

New home build

New home build

Yes. Your absolutely right Kippers ( and Pulse). I am finding this all out. I was a little harsh with them at first but Then reached an agreement. Many thanks for the…

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Marge1
Jan 22, 2022 5:30 am
buttleradam15
buttleradam15
22 January

Cracking on beam joining with wall - concern ?

Cracking on beam joining with wall - concern ?

You can introduce a mesh between the beam and the wall say about 150 mm width throughout the joint before plastering. This will…

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buttleradam15
Jan 22, 2022 1:13 am
buildone
buildone
22 January

Storm water pit lifting

Storm water pit lifting

I don't think the plan here is to move pit up or down, it is just to bring to the level by adding more to increase height. The surcharge pipe should stay where it is (are…

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buildone
Jan 22, 2022 12:21 am
buildone
buildone
22 January

Concrete substitute for driveway

Concrete substitute for driveway

Spot on Chris. The only problem with pavers is its moving capabilities and if one paver moves then the rest will follow.

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buildone
Jan 22, 2022 12:18 am

Bad Concrete Pour

Bad Concrete Pour

How to plan a good concrete pour and avoid a bad one 1.Make sure you and the trades have the full engineering details and specifications beforehand 2.Have the compaction,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 21, 2022 11:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
pw168
pw168
21 January

Awnings on Hebel

Awnings on Hebel

I’m also interested in installing a retractable awning on my Hegel wall. Please PM me details of the Hegel rep. Thanks in advance. Cheers Paul

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pw168
Jan 21, 2022 11:35 pm

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