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Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons
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Cannot resand engineered timber, no matter what your read or sales people tell you its marketing bs. There is no such thing as resanding engineered timber.

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 2:59 pm

Hi Anna It was on our list of "must haves" as we had one in a previous house and used it a bit even though it faced south! Was a little pricey as all of the…

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Blacktea2sugars
Oct 21, 2021 12:48 pm
Blacktea2sugars

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
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Yes. It make sense and thanks for your reply !

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Melani123
Oct 21, 2021 12:10 pm

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2

Sorry for late response. BC should provide joinery list. We received draft master drawings this week Tuesday which is roughly 1 month behind schedule. Hoping to finalise…

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annakoh
Oct 21, 2021 12:09 pm
annakoh

I don't think your block is a bad orientation at all. For a hotter climate in Brisbane, It's quite ideal in my opinion. Living in the south east corner is ok. Sun comes…

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Jason526
Oct 21, 2021 11:20 am

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

IMO, your brick wall looks perfectly fine. Dont' get too hung up over it. If you go to stare at other people's new build you will be surprised how good yours are. A…

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MyFirst
Oct 21, 2021 10:23 am

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey, We’re in pre-construction and have now hit a wall. Things just aren’t happening now, but my client relations specialist is well aware of how I feel right…

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Mikaela3105
Oct 21, 2021 5:15 am
Mikaela3105

My alfresco ceiling has noticeable cracks and ghosting. Is this covered by my builders warranty? Would appreciate any advice as well! I’ve been in my house for 4 years…

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maddisonjean
Oct 21, 2021 2:14 am

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Individual temperature control in different areas of the home.

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arcadelt
Oct 21, 2021 12:08 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
16 h

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Fore2 for your review comments. I can see the old reviews you write about and I can also see a lot of positive reviews coming through in the past year. So we are…

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Sam B6
Oct 20, 2021 11:12 pm
chippy
chippy
17 h

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Maybe I only work on quality builders sites. I've only ever seen Australian manufactured fibre cement board used on any site I've been on. I wouldn't put it past Chinese…

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chippy
Oct 20, 2021 10:08 pm
chippy

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

I have uploaded the PDF file (with dimensions) of the plans here where you can download it - https://ufile.io/fptjbovn Thank you @oklouisde for your reply - I appreciate…

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dom0387
Oct 20, 2021 9:12 pm

Bayside build

Bayside build

Starting to research our future build with an aim to breaking ground in the new year. Currently considering volume builders (carter grange, Thomas archer, lowe) who are…

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hamish78
Oct 20, 2021 8:49 pm

Hi, We recently bought a house and before doing so had a building inspection undertaken. The inspector identified that an upstairs cupboard, which the flue from the…

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smiatke
Oct 20, 2021 8:21 pm
moudzj
moudzj
19 h

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

Your driveway goes from 4%>17%>10%. Your first transition doesn't comply with scraping provision, nor the maximum change of grade of 12.5%. Should be a minimum 8.5%…

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moudzj
Oct 20, 2021 7:44 pm

Roofing

Roofing

Looking at building the roof of a new building in steel (roof frames, rafters, colourbond sheets). 1. What is the experience of people building and living in a house…

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 20, 2021 6:01 pm

Qartaba Homes

Qartaba Homes

That's scary paid full amount and waiting. I was thinking of box hill NSW. Where did you bought

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AAAnewbuyer
Oct 20, 2021 5:02 pm
AFALDT
AFALDT
22 h

Living with a dark Colourbond roof

Living with a dark Colourbond roof
QLD

Thank you Noname, agree with your points. Certainly not overly concerned, but thought it prudent to see if there were lived experiences we can learn from.

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AFALDT
Oct 20, 2021 4:52 pm
Mick1
Mick1
24 h

Don't build with Metricon

Don't build with Metricon

Our personal experience involved junior trades (some with no prior experience), trades rarely on site, trades not supervised, poor workmanship (gaping holes in roof),…

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Mick1
Oct 20, 2021 3:16 pm

Hey everyone I haven't posted in a few years, but thought I'd ask a question. In our current house some of the outside rendered wall is flaking off. I am thinking of…

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sashatheman
Oct 20, 2021 1:15 pm
sashatheman
mpricecs
mpricecs
Yesterday

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens
NSW

Hi all, Has anyone added the A&L supplied Home Style Security Screens to their A!L stacker doors? If so, what are they like. As good as Crimsafe and Secureview as far as…

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mpricecs
Oct 20, 2021 12:42 pm
biancaC
biancaC
Yesterday

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

Hello, could I please get the details also? Thank you

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biancaC
Oct 20, 2021 11:55 am

In the "old" days, it made sense to divert to a toilet to reduce the household use of mains water because back then, cisterns were usually 12/13 litre single flush units.…

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SaveH2O
Oct 20, 2021 11:52 am
SaveH2O
SuzK
SuzK
Yesterday

Building with Wisdom Homes

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

No, we paid $600 for the light grey on walls but media room was $750 for black (incuding ceiling)

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SuzK
Oct 20, 2021 10:39 am
16391840
16391840
Yesterday

Building with Adenbrook homes

Building with Adenbrook homes

Has anyone recently build with Adenbrook homes? Please provide feedback .

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16391840
Oct 20, 2021 9:31 am

Colorbond excessive noise. New build assistance required.

Colorbond excessive noise. New build assistance required.

Amongst your certified engineering drawings, there should be a wind rating and associated Shear wall and hold down details? I am assuming you are in a high wind load…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 20, 2021 9:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
philimon
philimon
Yesterday

Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider

Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider

Maybe you need a piece of advice from a professional. I understand why you want a sliding door.

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philimon
Oct 20, 2021 4:47 am
philimon
Smiss
Smiss
20 October

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

Thankyou oklouise. You addressed the exact points I was looking for, and I really like what you did with the design for the kitchen, Master BR and Media room, bed 3 entrance.

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Smiss
Oct 19, 2021 11:23 pm
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dr341
Oct 19, 2021 10:42 pm
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building-expert
Oct 19, 2021 9:51 pm
building-expert
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Rizzier
Oct 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
19 October

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)
WA

What state are you in? If your in WA send me a PM with the actual site address and I'll let you know if it's in a BAL zone

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Doozer1905
Oct 19, 2021 7:29 pm
makido
makido
19 October

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey
VIC

Hi, I updated colours at our instagram https://www.instagram.com/cteafamily/ Feel free to follow. Hope it’s useful.

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makido
Oct 19, 2021 7:08 pm
Blonde
Blonde
19 October

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?
VIC

I haven't built with those builders but have looked into the all and I think it's pretty similar with volume builders. Look at their standard inclusions and what upgrades…

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Blonde
Oct 19, 2021 6:39 pm
Blonde
Blonde
Blonde
19 October

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Do you have a picture of your plan? Carlise have great homes. Can't wait to follow along.

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Blonde
Oct 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Blonde

Either east facing or west facing, you will be able to design living areas facing north. If you will be using a volume builder, it just means that it might take you…

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Jason526
Oct 19, 2021 1:29 pm
Jason526
Jason526
19 October

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

I wouldn't get rid of the west window of Dining either if it looks into your backyard. Blinds can fix summer sun glare. If it's a single level house, you can extend out…

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Jason526
Oct 19, 2021 12:54 pm

Hi all, I am having an issue with my house in Brisbane. A plumber installed a new drain by cutting into an existing downpipe…

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orbitor
Oct 19, 2021 12:26 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 October

Super house windows and doors

Super house windows and doors

Thank you Bill

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ECOECO
Oct 19, 2021 9:14 am
ECOECO
Savagepuppy
Savagepuppy
19 October

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

I thought so too, thanks for the clarification. :)

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Savagepuppy
Oct 19, 2021 4:45 am
Paxmundi
Paxmundi
18 October

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

We just moved into a new home in Melbourne (only several months old). We have a bathroom ensuite and a living area upstairs. The laundry is separated from the ensuite by a…

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Paxmundi
Oct 18, 2021 9:31 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 October

Current timber wait time

Current timber wait time

I was in my local Bunnings last week and they didn't have a single stick of 70 x 35 framing timber in stock longer than 900mm.

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bashworth
Oct 18, 2021 8:46 pm
bashworth
JulieRousseau
JulieRousseau
18 October

Replacing windows and adding new ones

Replacing windows and adding new ones

Hello everyone, We are planning to replace most/all of the windows in our new house. Since we moved here from Germany 3 years ago, I am not quite sure how to start the…

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JulieRousseau
Oct 18, 2021 6:41 pm

Hi, We have a 100 year old weatherboard house, with very old chalking (what I assume…

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cam910
Oct 18, 2021 6:40 pm
martin77
martin77
18 October

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Hi, I have recently bought a new townhouse which has a small backyard. Due to Basix requirements there are 3 x 2.5 meter water tanks which take up a large part of the…

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martin77
Oct 18, 2021 6:39 pm
aliansari
aliansari
18 October

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Hi Kevin, Are you also buying or bought a H&L package with Signature?

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aliansari
Oct 18, 2021 6:31 pm

Is this reasonable for Tiger tails. Anyway way I can reduce this?

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firstimebuild
Oct 18, 2021 2:45 pm

With existing plumbing and windows, it's very difficult to add another room. If you are prepared to re-do all plumbing and windows, you might be able to add another…

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Jason526
Oct 18, 2021 2:36 pm

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