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Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Hi KnockItDown, Could I ask your design will go through DA or CDC?

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rogerz
Jan 22, 2022 11:01 pm

Been a while since I updated, as usual plenty going on, some good some bad. Pics in the main post, as well as here as usual. Roof and frames all went up without…

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Spazzen
Jan 22, 2022 10:17 pm
lukazi
lukazi
60 m

Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much mate! Really appreciate your comments! After the footpath is built, do I need to install a drainage system that would collect the water from the edge of…

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lukazi
Jan 22, 2022 10:04 pm

Interior walls cracks

Interior walls cracks

Hi mate, would you know of any structural engineers in Melbourne that also do the repairs?

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lukazi
Jan 22, 2022 8:58 pm

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

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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I'm in brick stage. They started on the 14th of January and they're one third complete.

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Adam_17
Jan 22, 2022 6:28 pm

Australian Standards for Depth of Buried High Voltage Electr

Australian Standards for Depth of Buried High Voltage Electr

Thanks Chippy, I am chasing this up for Rural Customers, as it is becoming a more common event, as more people are looking to Earn an income out of Solar Faqrms. There…

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The Raptor
Jan 22, 2022 5:37 pm
The Raptor

How much did my build cost?

How much did my build cost?

Thank you SO much for the clarity. We have just started our building journey. I have been lurking around building blogs/forums FOREVER and it annoys me so much when people…

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bbarbosa85
Jan 22, 2022 5:34 pm

Hi, When comparing what you can build under a complying development certificate vs DA with the Northern Beaches Council NSW Can someone please assist what the rules are…

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elusiv
Jan 22, 2022 5:24 pm

Defective frame

Defective frame

Hey Mox80 You should be photographing and cross checking all Plans, Structural details, compliance, alternate work carried out by each of the subsequent trades at the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 22, 2022 1:35 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Berek
Berek
10 h

Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build
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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

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.

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

Hi Guys, We are in the process of external colour selection. We want to go for a lighter colour roof (concrete tile) but cant find any bricks to go with it. Our roof…

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tejaspitale
Jan 22, 2022 10:01 am
Marge1
Marge1
18 h

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

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

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

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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2001
buildone
Jan 22, 2022 12:18 am
Dvan
Dvan
23 h

Contract Tips Before Signing

Contract Tips Before Signing

Hi Everyone! Looking to build the Franklin 40 with Metricon soon. Does anyone have tips on what I should request to be changed on the contract? I will definitely still…

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Dvan
Jan 21, 2022 11:51 pm

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
23 h

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
Flamingo
Flamingo
Yesterday

Hotondo Homes in Administration

Hotondo Homes in Administration

I was at Home World the other day, I see some builders have promotion for 18 months price lock, if I am not wrong, it is McDonald Jones Homes, I don't think it's purely…

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Flamingo
Jan 21, 2022 9:47 pm
Pulse
Pulse
Yesterday

Multipurpose Media Room Design/Layout Advice

Multipurpose Media Room Design/Layout Advice

I’d go for a TV at that distance, more flexible, and better blacks. I’d put a tv distribution hub in the cabinet , then run rg6 to other tv pints around the house,…

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Pulse
Jan 21, 2022 8:29 pm

Hi All Looking at predominately using a black / dark timbergrain loo cabinetry in our kitchen / home cabinetry but concerned about fingerprints and marks. see below for…

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wrexter
Jan 21, 2022 3:02 pm
wrexter

Custom Home Building Blog

Custom Home Building Blog
VIC

Hey everyone I started…

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Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 21, 2022 2:28 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
build2020
build2020
Yesterday

Pre final inspection-outstanding

Pre final inspection-outstanding
VIC

Fantastic news re Thomas Archer. We are currently building with them and they have been fantastic.

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build2020
Jan 21, 2022 2:19 pm
AlexxT2020
AlexxT2020
Yesterday

Basement Cooling and Heating

Basement Cooling and Heating

You could check with if having an AC will work for your basement. I've tried their services before and I'm pretty happy with…

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AlexxT2020
Jan 21, 2022 1:48 pm
Base
Base
Yesterday

Canberra - why no building contracts act for ACT?

Canberra - why no building contracts act for ACT?

While building in the ACT I experienced multiple frustrating moments as the builder was using a great degree discretion (in his favour) in the interpretation of some…

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Base
Jan 21, 2022 11:13 am
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
21 January

Bonaire vs Braemar Gas Ducted Heating (MB6-31XA Vs TQM6x32)

Bonaire vs Braemar Gas Ducted Heating (MB6-31XA Vs TQM6x32)

Wise decision mate. How much variation fee they have charged you apart from the upgrades? REPLY

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murtaza.sh
Jan 21, 2022 10:41 am
murtaza.sh
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maverick123
Jan 21, 2022 9:17 am
maverick123
maverick123
21 January

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Have you received your pre-tender yet? If yes, was it far off your PSQ?

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maverick123
Jan 21, 2022 9:15 am

Today we have some ideas for house to give you the audience to spark their creativity. in the design of the fence What kind will there be? Let's go see. 1. Beautifully…

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Boomza
Jan 21, 2022 4:19 am
buildone
buildone
21 January

weep holes

weep holes

whoever put the concrete for you should have known that. They did not excavate for you. Thus, when you are Owner Builder, just don't look for cheaper tradies. It is very…

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buildone
Jan 21, 2022 12:25 am
viju_009
viju_009
20 January

Splashback decisions

Splashback decisions

Thank you arcadelt, will give it a go.

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viju_009
Jan 20, 2022 10:33 pm
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
20 January

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised
VIC
1, 2

BTW guys, my house has been completed and handed over on 20 July 2021. However, I got lazy to post updates or pictures etc... I will share my experience with SJD Homes…

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murtaza.sh
Jan 20, 2022 6:55 pm
murtaza.sh
r_13
r_13
20 January

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification
VIC

From memory Carlisle's contract also states something to the effect that waterproofing warranty will be void unless it is inspected every 12 months (several parts like…

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r_13
Jan 20, 2022 4:43 pm
r_13
enzso
enzso
20 January

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

just giving this one a little bump

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enzso
Jan 20, 2022 3:35 pm

Steel shortages?

Steel shortages?

Hey mike0083 Welcome to the forum Unfortunately there are a few price increases targeted before the elections Even if you have signed a contract, unless the slabs down…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 20, 2022 10:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
strannik
strannik
20 January

Alfresco Surface Tiling

Alfresco Surface Tiling

yeah i guess i should've been a bit clearer in my post. the builder wasn't talking about tiles per se, they said they cannot raise the alfresco/porch slab to allow tiles…

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strannik
Jan 20, 2022 9:57 am
Budapest
Budapest
20 January

FSR - Right of Carriageway

FSR - Right of Carriageway

My (very limited) understanding is that it depends on how the battle axe is split up. If you have a 'common property' like this (https://ibb.co/Smwgqqf) both 37 and 37A…

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Budapest
Jan 20, 2022 9:07 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
20 January

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2, 3

That's great news. I was talking to some industry colleagues on Tuesday who were telling me about one very large builder who is now handing back contracts on a regular…

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Ashington Homes
Jan 20, 2022 6:15 am
Ashington Homes
JSlater
JSlater
19 January

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Hey All, We are currently in the process of selecting a builder for our house in VIC. We've gone through the process of getting detailed quotes from the builders on our…

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JSlater
Jan 19, 2022 7:57 pm
kennyc
kennyc
19 January

My building progress

My building progress

So i received my start date today :) Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!

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kennyc
Jan 19, 2022 5:56 pm
Misho
Misho
19 January

Short courses

Short courses

Thanks for the comments. would be great to know if there short hands on courses where a trade expert can show you physically basics of paint, tiling ...etc.

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Misho
Jan 19, 2022 5:23 pm
MBX3
MBX3
19 January

Heating Running Cost - Gas Vs. Elecrtic Ducted Systems

Heating Running Cost - Gas Vs. Elecrtic Ducted Systems

I have read that Gas heating works out cheaper than RC heating Gas costs around $0.017/MJ, while electricity is roughly…

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MBX3
Jan 19, 2022 11:01 am
MBX3
MBX3
MBX3
19 January

Controller replacement for Braemar heating unit

Controller replacement for Braemar heating unit

Hi , Did you find answer for this? I am building a house with builder supplied 6 start Braemar heater & hoping to add Refrigerated Add-on cooler to same ducting system…

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MBX3
Jan 19, 2022 10:41 am
MBX3
JWJ
JWJ
19 January

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

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Thank you very much this has been very helpful as mine will be East and over the kitchen island :)

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JWJ
Jan 19, 2022 10:34 am

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