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Update on our build. It is all going really well, despite the rain, and we are tracking well to be finished on time. We had a…

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kjane
Mar 23, 2019 3:02 pm

New plumbing into existing block walls

New plumbing into existing block walls

There certainly is using BBCode, which is similar to HTML. To quote, put "" at the end.

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arcadelt
Mar 23, 2019 12:44 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
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That’s great. We have him going through Tuesday afternoon, straight after we do ours. Do they book handover straight after the inspections?

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Tash801
Mar 23, 2019 11:53 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
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Not looking forward to this weekend much - about to start digging rubble out of the front yard...

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Drew01
Mar 23, 2019 11:21 am
Drew01

Need feedback on our floor plan

Need feedback on our floor plan
1, 2

IMO decide what you are not prepared to compromise on, then go from there. If the void is really important to you, then keep it in the hevdedign. You have a lot of…

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Bebbsy
Mar 23, 2019 11:16 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 719, 720, 721

I think it was poured on Wednesday and the heavy rain was on Thursday morning. We had no idea it was happening as they told us it was postponed till Friday so didn't go…

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becks81
Mar 23, 2019 10:59 am

Beam in unit

Beam in unit

Hi Lisaawill Welcome to the forum and thanks for the photos I think you mean Structural Column? Here are the steps 1. Get copies of the engineering plans, these can be…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 23, 2019 10:41 am
StructuralBIMGuy

"Cashing In" on the Airbnb market?

"Cashing In" on the Airbnb market?

I am not sure if Travellers want to rent out a "10ft Sardine Can" ? Here are my Tips on quick build that can make u some Ca$h. 1. Need extra space 2. Get rid of that…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 23, 2019 10:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy

window size to ceiling height

window size to ceiling height
VIC

If you want the full effect of high ceilings you should have your windows at a taller head height. Otherwise your ceilings won't have the same impact you are after. …

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amilelka
Mar 23, 2019 10:06 am
Jug
Jug
7 h

Matching morter

Matching morter

Hi, I'm doing an extension and need to match the morter to existing brickwork. The builders used off white cement and off white sand. Q I have is what fatterning agent…

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Jug
Mar 23, 2019 9:15 am

Hoping a brickie can help me out with some information. I am building, about 1 month off hand over. About 12 meters (30m2) of the brick work is the wrong batch (missing…

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simo1901
Mar 23, 2019 8:39 am

Don’t worry, I’m still around we are more than half way through our build now. Hope you’ve been well. Looking forward to getting into our new home. Kind…

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wongbruce
Mar 23, 2019 8:31 am

Knock down cost

Knock down cost

Does anyone have 1st hand advice on a knock down cost, abestos fibro house??

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Ktheff
Mar 23, 2019 7:20 am
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alexp79
Mar 23, 2019 4:06 am
Drew01
Drew01
15 h

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 65, 66, 67

Are the weep holes supposed to have little vents installed in them?

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Drew01
Mar 23, 2019 1:11 am
Drew01
chippy
chippy
15 h

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA
1, 2

Not doubting what you are saying but I'd be interested to know what code it violates. Was it a double storey build. In 30 years in the building industry I've never seen…

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chippy
Mar 23, 2019 12:37 am
chippy
gogo65
gogo65
18 h

Knock down rebuild builders

Knock down rebuild builders

We originally looked at Cunningham custom homes, they tend to specialise in acreage homes, however I think they’ll build a beautiful if somewhat traditional home. They…

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gogo65
Mar 22, 2019 10:30 pm
gogo65
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Fred C
Mar 22, 2019 10:05 pm

March 21 and 22 - Roof Day 2 and 3 Going together quickly. Couple of little hiccups, but I'm sure they'll get sorted.

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thme
Mar 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Fred C
Fred C
19 h

Building with Masterton

Building with Masterton

Hi all, looking for some clarification and advice. I am building with Masterton and so far so good. Bricklayer recently completed and today the roof tiles were delivered.…

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Fred C
Mar 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Aga
Aga
21 h

Verdant Hill Tarneit

Verdant Hill Tarneit
1, 2

Do you guys think it's true?

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Aga
Mar 22, 2019 7:20 pm

Would anyone know why my driveway has come up with white marks on some sections? My driveway is about 6 months old & has been sealed by our builder. Just curious if…

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Chinoandbebe
Mar 22, 2019 4:55 pm

Site scrape down today - looks to be almost finished. So hard to see exactly how large slab will be and how much backyard we will have. So glad things have finally started!

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shokel1975
Mar 22, 2019 4:12 pm
shokel1975
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alt
Mar 22, 2019 4:11 pm
alt
Norfolk
Norfolk
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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I had to use a lawyer to assist in dealing with Metricon last year when I identified multiple serious defects in their work about 2/3 of the way through the build. The…

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Norfolk
Mar 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Supercharger
Supercharger
Yesterday

Hebel Or Bricks

Hebel Or Bricks
1, 2

Hebel def has it's benefits - thermal and insulation properties as well as a better fire rating. A single storey home you could potentially finish in a couple of days…

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Supercharger
Mar 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Supercharger

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Hi, In Victoria, the specialist homeowner Builder search agency is Builder Background Checks Victoria: "What We Do. We empower consumers by providing covering the key…

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Builder Checks
Mar 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Yara
Yara
Yesterday

Building with wisdom homes

Building with wisdom homes

I know what you mean... I am in a similar situation...

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Yara
Mar 22, 2019 1:12 pm
darb74
darb74
Yesterday

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Are they 'Essential' or 'Signature' series windows? Also what is your glazing for these windows? 8cm sounds ridiculous for the max opening. One potential easy fix is to…

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darb74
Mar 22, 2019 12:52 pm
darb74
Sir Salty
Sir Salty
Yesterday

First home owner grant

First home owner grant

Hi D.LAM, It depends on the state you live in and the time you signed your contract. I can shed some light on the Victorian Grants and how they work having gone through…

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Sir Salty
Mar 22, 2019 12:48 pm
nick_leeson
nick_leeson
Yesterday

Renovation Budget Help

Renovation Budget Help

Hi All, The property market slumped has offered a unique opportunity for us to buy a solid double brick home. We estimate it will go for 1.3 million where we are i.e.…

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nick_leeson
Mar 22, 2019 12:43 pm
DaniB
DaniB
Yesterday

KDR Henley Emporio 43

KDR Henley Emporio 43

not good, thanks for your comment.

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DaniB
Mar 22, 2019 10:18 am
Freak_Zombie
Freak_Zombie
Yesterday

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Oh wow! I was so close to using Alexa myself. I'm glad I went with google. Never heard of doorbird, will check it out, thanks! Sadly because of developer requirements,…

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Freak_Zombie
Mar 22, 2019 9:43 am
Norfolk
Norfolk
Yesterday

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
SA

In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing…

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Norfolk
Mar 22, 2019 8:33 am
GEOnTREY
GEOnTREY
22 March

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
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Well finally our slab is getting poured tomorrow! It was boxed up today and our inspector only found 2 issues that were fixed on the spot so that's great. 🤞 it…

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GEOnTREY
Mar 22, 2019 12:50 am

Saratoga Risewill be lodged electronically, this should be an expeditious process. Photographs taken 21/3/19 attached.

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dglasheen01
Mar 21, 2019 11:58 pm
JoePathan
JoePathan
21 March

Raised surface at the corner

Raised surface at the corner

No. It's a raised surface....you can feel a bump on rubbing your hand against it

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JoePathan
Mar 21, 2019 11:13 pm
PapaFHB
PapaFHB
21 March

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

anyone building with Burbank Im about to sign a contract with them any reviews on quality and workmanship

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PapaFHB
Mar 21, 2019 10:36 pm
PapaFHB
PapaFHB
21 March

Grandvue Pakenham stage 14B Melbourne SE

Grandvue Pakenham stage 14B Melbourne SE
VIC

Anyone building in this area any news about titling dates

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PapaFHB
Mar 21, 2019 10:17 pm
StanleyRoark
StanleyRoark
21 March

Footrest in shower? any ideas?

Footrest in shower? any ideas?

know what you need. You can check out these for bathroom or office use. Their ergonomic design allows you to get the best comfort and experience. The adjustable design…

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StanleyRoark
Mar 21, 2019 9:51 pm
StanleyRoark
Maris
Maris
21 March

Metricon Denver 45

Metricon Denver 45

haha yes bedrooms are big and both girls will have BIG robes and our son will have a smaller robe. Our kids all have double beds and one thing i hated when going through…

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Maris
Mar 21, 2019 8:59 pm

Build contract

Build contract

Cool, write your own then.

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sweetswisssteel
Mar 21, 2019 8:03 pm

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA
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Thanks for the tips :) been taking plenty of pics etc and a vid following the pipes for future references too , also got all that data 👏 hopefully they have done the…

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Tysonandkaylie
Mar 21, 2019 5:44 pm
James-pat9
James-pat9
21 March

Bathroom/laundry sink in tiny bathroom

Bathroom/laundry sink in tiny bathroom

It seems like your bathroom is pretty small. BCA states that you should have both sink and laundry tub, It would make difficult to organise space. If your washing machine…

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James-pat9
Mar 21, 2019 4:09 pm

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