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I’m considering doing a KDR but my lot is an odd one. It’s at the end of a T- cul de sac and the block is 40.5m wide but only 18.5m long however only the first 15m of…

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Aliidra
Sep 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 809, 810, 811

Thanks a lot, may I ask is the tender price similar with final contract price? Thanks . This depends on your personal choice and the land you have. Site cost and…

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jagberg
Sep 25, 2021 5:40 pm

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?

Concrete skirt question. Retaining wall or not?
1, 2

Sure thing buddy. You know, I have no skin in the game here. Op can do whatever they like. I have seen this argument play out before in a civil matter and it didn't bode…

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Noname
Sep 25, 2021 5:01 pm

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hey hawkas Apologies for the late reply, been a bit off colour lately. Yes it's a standard key, plus an extra 600 each side from memory. We went wider rather than…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Build Period for Double Storey

Build Period for Double Storey
NSW

They allow way more time than they need in contracts, to avoid paying the homeowner late fees and surcharges etc. From slab to move in we were just on 6 mints. To be…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 25, 2021 3:27 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Plasterer's Thoughts?

Plasterer's Thoughts?

They won't do anything unless you stand 2.5m front of it, no light source how you have it there and you can spot the issue within about 2 seconds of looking at it. They…

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Renman
Sep 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Renman

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

Porter Davis - Savoy 40

Did not work out for me, how did you go?

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99altezza
Sep 25, 2021 2:07 pm

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Hi Chris Thanks again for your advice. Appreciate it. Cheers Tarun

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tarunkumar
Sep 25, 2021 1:56 pm

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

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

Thanks for sharing this. Citipower had already installed the pit (63amps three phase) so now I can only hope that it will cover everything :) I had just signed the quote,…

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makido
Sep 25, 2021 11:33 am

Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

Builder charging 14% surcharge delay in start date

That seems pretty unreasonable to me. On a 300k build, 42k is like an almost 15% increase. As the above poster pointed out, they do actually have a right to charge you…

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kelsey
Sep 25, 2021 10:18 am

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Custom Floorplan comments and review

I feel like if you're got a good view from the front of the house then you should consider maybe moving more of the living areas or the master there. Few other things to…

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 9:14 am

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

What area/state is this in? Makes a big difference to what is acceptable design.

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 8:52 am

House orientation

House orientation

You'll want to flip that floorplan so the garage is to the south-west corner. That will let gentle morning sunlight into the living areas and keep out the harsh afternoon sun.

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 8:47 am

Quality builder and building designer Perth

Quality builder and building designer Perth

Correct, but with building being such a complex undertaking and with the architect's charges being quite high due to them being a percentage of building costs, one expects…

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domwild
Sep 25, 2021 8:41 am

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Opinion on natural light : North front facing house

Yes, I think the original floor plan isn't going to work well for that block in either orientation and OP would be better off looking at a different design, a…

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BlazedSpaniel
Sep 25, 2021 8:38 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 h

replacing double glazed units in existing aluminium frames

replacing double glazed units in existing aluminium frames

Got you. Sorry I misunderstood. Yes it’s as you say, if you go slow and take care you should be able to do a decent job.

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ECOECO
Sep 25, 2021 7:43 am
ECOECO

unresponsive building surveyor

unresponsive building surveyor

Hi Cabbage698 Might be time to fire them and get a new team. Sounds like they don't want your work. All the best Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Sep 25, 2021 4:40 am
Ashington Homes
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chardobon
Sep 25, 2021 4:10 am
chardobon

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

Study rooms and nooks in the year 2021

boris594 - not ridiculous though I initially felt same hesitation asking our architect because you always see that larger single study in all the floorplans. But current…

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Zoebunny
Sep 24, 2021 10:32 pm
GJB
GJB
22 h

Million dollar home in Perth

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

I’ve just joined this forum having recently signed the contract on a KDR. I didn’t join to troll, just with the hope of picking up some useful information from…

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GJB
Sep 24, 2021 8:59 pm
makido
makido
Yesterday

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions

Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
VIC

Have you tried to get the detailed quote from both of them to compare the overall cost? It should be free to get the initial quote from Carlisle, not sure about Henley.…

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makido
Sep 24, 2021 5:17 pm
seutaojiang
seutaojiang
Yesterday

Building in Canberra - Costs

Building in Canberra - Costs
NSW

HI how much did you pay for the architect's plan?

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seutaojiang
Sep 24, 2021 11:46 am
Citybuilder77
Citybuilder77
Yesterday

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood
1, 2

Hi everyone, Where is everyone on their timeline in building their new Westwood home ? We engaged first discussions with Masterton in June and now are about to sign the…

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Citybuilder77
Sep 24, 2021 11:26 am

Please help. I am renovating my old house and so confused about colours. Getting a new colourbond roof & gutters & new paint job. I am liking the colours shale grey or…

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Tigga
Sep 24, 2021 10:37 am
daisy20202-7
daisy20202-7
Yesterday

Office setup/study area

Office setup/study area

hi everyone was just wondering what would be a way to get a office setup as good as a schools business manager or principal where you got a good size desk and good…

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daisy20202-7
Sep 24, 2021 9:29 am
Phil19
Phil19
24 September

Can you buy recycled glass top?

Can you buy recycled glass top?

Try Betta Stone - manufactured in Melbourne and seems a bit better than that Caesarstone blog suggests. I haven't lived with it - our build is still 12 months away so I…

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Phil19
Sep 24, 2021 12:46 am
chippy
chippy
24 September

Asbestos?

Asbestos?

If the house was built in the 90's it won't have asbestos in it. The cellulose insulation looks light a fluffy like shredded and fluffed paper. Asbestos in its raw state…

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chippy
Sep 24, 2021 12:30 am
chippy
strannik
strannik
23 September

New pool - filtration systems

New pool - filtration systems

The first one seems to be a combination of chlorinator and ozonator. It still needs salt in water, but seems to be lower amount than traditional chlorinators. The second…

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strannik
Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Renman
Renman
23 September

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

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

We can't imagine what it will be like being in Melb lockdown in our hold house. So glad we finished the build and landscaping and got to enjoy it now.

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Renman
Sep 23, 2021 4:19 pm
Renman
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 September

New Double storey house on slope land

New Double storey house on slope land

the basement component is really expensive. We are doing a couple of these in North Ryde and depending on how much rock you hit you are probably looking at $150-180k for…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:33 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
23 September

Builder costs

Builder costs

Hi Tom, From what you have described it sounds a bit high. I would expect $3,000/sqm to include the concrete pool, landscaping and higher end appliances. No its not…

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Ashington Homes
Sep 23, 2021 3:08 pm
Ashington Homes
Xfactor
Xfactor
23 September

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

Building with Clarendon vs Metricon or Rawson

No real reason, when we built in 2014 our block was alot smaller 520sq with 12.19 frontage and RWson had a design we liked. This time around our land is 613sq with 15.24…

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Xfactor
Sep 23, 2021 2:05 pm
MelBr
MelBr
23 September

Building Permit Application for Batten Screen

Building Permit Application for Batten Screen

We are looking at installing a 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen that will be 12 metres long, and I am currently putting together a building permit application for…

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MelBr
Sep 23, 2021 11:32 am
cmani_19
cmani_19
23 September

Corner Lot — Double Storey Setback

Corner Lot — Double Storey Setback

It's same Victoria and whittelesea council. Also a house near by our lot but in different estate have build a corner lot without 900mm setback. So is it based on…

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cmani_19
Sep 23, 2021 10:32 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
23 September

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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

Dont write the demolition company a blank check. Make sure the 'hidden asbestos' proceedure is documented, understood and agreed in the contract so you are protected as…

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Kippers01
Sep 23, 2021 10:24 am
chippy
chippy
23 September

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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 September

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
22 September

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
Elson25
Elson25
22 September

DBN Homes

DBN Homes

Hi valhound how did you go with dbn homes?

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Elson25
Sep 22, 2021 8:43 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
22 September

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
MrBilby
MrBilby
22 September

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
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
22 September

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
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
22 September

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
damienh7
damienh7
22 September

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
22 September

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
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
22 September

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

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