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Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Happy new year to you too :) Thank you very much. I plan to build a big fence at the front anyway so the facade will be hidden (the front yard is larger than the backyard,…

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CalicoCat
Jan 17, 2019 1:21 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

No, we are looking to transfer the existing contract for house and land package to buying a new land and do construction.

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Kvprasad
Jan 17, 2019 12:51 am

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

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KingTaco
Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm
KingTaco

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
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Howdy! We are lot 145 haha!! So very close to you :-) Who are you building with??

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jads88
Jan 16, 2019 11:21 pm

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Ok.. so at least it was on the plans and not an building site change. Looking at your plans, I notice you seem to have bricks on one side of your alfresco, I'm curious…

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luxbuild
Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Wild
Wild
5 h

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Ripper - Love it, M mark up is so high n just doesn't justify for many things.

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Wild
Jan 16, 2019 10:50 pm

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The 4 hours colour consultation took place this week. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the consultant has been very helpful. We also discussed some minor…

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onlyann
Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

I spoke with TRn site foreman today 16/1/19 he spoke of some slight delays but says in his opinion April should be achievable.

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dglasheen01
Jan 16, 2019 10:22 pm

Abode Vinyl

Abode Vinyl

How did your install go? I have got a sample of the Abode from a local Choices store and wondered if it is an identical product to another in the Proline range. Has…

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Bebbsy
Jan 16, 2019 10:18 pm

One of my Neighbour who is building there send some pictures of our progress today. 16/01/2019

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
InvincibleInDN

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Oh I do like your roof very much.:x! Please pm with details of your roof supplier plus cost $. We are also looking into similar kind of roof to go on top of deck near our…

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shazaw
Jan 16, 2019 10:00 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 695, 696, 697

Should be from where the peg is facing, the side where the writing is.

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Manhattan52
Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Manhattan52

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
1, 2

Based on my understanding, I’ll be opting for a concrete slab. I’ve got highly reactive soil and lots of gumtrees on the perimeter. A large portion of the issues…

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justme15
Jan 16, 2019 9:03 pm

Had our tiles appointment today 😊 Floor tiles En-suite Main bathroom, laundry and toilet Kitchen splash back tiles

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Daydream_potterslane
Jan 16, 2019 8:37 pm
r_13
r_13
8 h

Bentleigh 48

Bentleigh 48

We tried to include as many options/upgrades as possible at the pre-contract stage. The Sales Consultant was very experienced and was able to give us a lot of guidance.…

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r_13
Jan 16, 2019 7:45 pm
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Jayad
Jayad
10 h

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hi Ali, thanks for your insight, just another question, I have seen some news that property prices might go down by 4% this year in Melbourne Western suburbs. Do you…

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Jayad
Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes! it was stressful and painful - we did flooring, paid removalists to move furniture and clean the old property. Due to the xmas shut down, I had to wait for my…

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pandibabi
Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
pandibabi
EveKS
EveKS
11 h

Demolition questions

Demolition questions

Thanks Gaudi, It has been horribly stressful for a long time. I have spoken with a few engineers, they all have different opinions. The engineer involved in the first…

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EveKS
Jan 16, 2019 5:20 pm
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Newy-Jan
Jan 16, 2019 5:06 pm

Window Closures

Window Closures

Thank you - this is very helpful.

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benjaminliu
Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Oh Mj sorry to hear that I’ve just req to follow on insta, haven’t been on here in ages. Totally agree though cheaper is not better as you pay in the…

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BrownDog77
Jan 16, 2019 2:43 pm
baronx
baronx
14 h

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Thanks.. any recommendations on who can I contact regarding geotechnical report?

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baronx
Jan 16, 2019 2:24 pm
baronx

The above photos are 4 houses being built on an undulating block using screw piles and XL-Floor as the subfloor system. XL-Floor has an R value of R2.6 Winter ad…

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John Pierpoint
Jan 16, 2019 1:47 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 h

Sliding door mounted into floor (no step)?

Sliding door mounted into floor (no step)?
1, 2

As this area is totally sheltered, you would not need any drainage at all. But yes, you can drain under a deck.

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2019 1:44 pm
ECOECO

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

at this point mid feb to end of Feb. depends on how fast the appliances and flooring can go in

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ymiao4398
Jan 16, 2019 12:48 pm

Saltwater Coast Estate - Whats It Like?

Saltwater Coast Estate - Whats It Like?

That sounds like fun. Renovating. I would so do something like that if I didn’t have a large family and hubby wasn’t running a business. Too be honest I would build…

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Doulton777
Jan 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Doulton777
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 h

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

Likely refers to removing the protective film before it degenerates and becomes difficult to remove.

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2019 12:15 pm
ECOECO
kks
kks
16 h

Recommend security cameras + supporting system

Recommend security cameras + supporting system

Spam or not. Don't post your security stuff on H1. The bad boys watch here.

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kks
Jan 16, 2019 11:57 am

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
1 ... 74, 75, 76

Hi would you be able to post a close up pic please...ours has a gap between the top n bottom and you can see the silver pipe https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am

Costs for house plans

Costs for house plans

Go with % Of contract estimate House Plans 2% Engineering ( including site report) 1% Both should include Specis, Notes & Quantity Estimates hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 16, 2019 11:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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BrentandAllison
Jan 16, 2019 11:27 am
BrentandAllison

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Basically we have an issue with water running down under the house and causing water damage on our lowest floor (fairly extensive damage). We've spoken to the insurance…

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simonk83
Jan 16, 2019 8:46 am
AK_
AK_
20 h

Concreter in Sydney area

Concreter in Sydney area

Thanks - I am one stage before you - just setting up a site to being an owner build. Stay in touch!

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AK_
Jan 16, 2019 8:07 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

DO you need permission to build a deck

DO you need permission to build a deck

Building permit http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Files/Buildi ... quired.pdf Town Planning permit - this May provide you with the information you need. Asking council is often…

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Gaudi
Jan 16, 2019 1:18 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
Yesterday

Pheonix Tapware

Pheonix Tapware

My builder used them as standard They have decent warranty and they do abide by it and arrange plumber to replace any faulty items in first 12 months I have appreciated…

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Gaudi
Jan 16, 2019 12:58 am
Xpress02
Xpress02
Yesterday

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert
1, 2, 3

Thanks for info. Im im stage 2 as well..any idea of when it might be ready?

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Xpress02
Jan 16, 2019 12:28 am

Hi all, as you can see in the photos I have a nail (or maybe some other type of fixing) slowly working it's way out of my living room ceiling. You can see the same thing…

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BootShapedMcNugget
Jan 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Zen
Zen
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

That's super helpful, Serenity - makes sense that people would not want to commit to a final quote with so many variables. I'll just sit tight until we get to the stage…

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Zen
Jan 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Chelsea1990
Chelsea1990
Yesterday

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide

Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
SA

How exciting! Good luck! I will keep an eye on your page. We’re building in Virginia grove :)

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Chelsea1990
Jan 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb

Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb
VIC

We buit our Doulton just last year. I remember thinking it would be great too have others that are building it too. We actually bought off the plan. In November 2016 was…

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Doulton777
Jan 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Doulton777
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hunkarkadam
Jan 15, 2019 9:20 pm

Rear veranda finally done and thats pretty much done Still have a few things left inside - finally started fixing my skirtings today and will be doing my touchup painting…

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Entilzha
Jan 15, 2019 9:12 pm

Here are my final eletric floor plan. Hopefully I didn't miss anything.

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Freak_Zombie
Jan 15, 2019 8:36 pm
adamting
adamting
Yesterday

Bathroom Lighting Design

Bathroom Lighting Design

It looks great, I like its design and color combination:-D

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adamting
Jan 15, 2019 8:32 pm
adamting

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