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ratna
Aug 16, 2018 6:55 am

Before and After - exciting!

Before and After - exciting!

The transformation is wonderful!! Great job!

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red wolf
Aug 16, 2018 6:35 am

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Stormwater Charged System Required?

Your downpipes are just one issue, the other is site drainage, you should be able to have natural surface drainage to LPD, with charged system you can't.

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2018 6:17 am
building-expert
Dani_J
Dani_J
44 m

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday

Our First Home - Ballarat - Handover Friday
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Yay for you! Glad you are getting your keys as planned

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Dani_J
Aug 16, 2018 6:13 am

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

Most or all of the trees are removed from site. And yes there is heavy machinery on site digging up.the site. Extra soil has alreaey been dropped.on site as well

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saratogarise_lot103
Aug 16, 2018 4:38 am

Lucere estate at Leppington

Lucere estate at Leppington
NSW
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My one is from thrive homes. Thanks

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Adiba
Aug 16, 2018 4:32 am

Project builder or custom builder

Project builder or custom builder

Get some more customers builders to price. Well designed and built custom home is a better way to get the maximum value for your hardly earned money. Custom does should…

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alexp79
Aug 16, 2018 1:29 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 591, 592, 593

I did them. It added 3 x double cupboards. I would use them for things I don’t get out all the time. It’s 300 wide.

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cazza70
Aug 15, 2018 11:20 pm

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Screw pile and slab boundary.

Thanks. I gather that much. Just need assurance. After the site was cut and then pegged the detailed pegging and lines were lost during the installation of piers and…

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MyFirst
Aug 15, 2018 11:11 pm
JB1
JB1
8 h

The price of energy efficiency in windows...

The price of energy efficiency in windows...

Not really sure as it wasn't individually priced, I purchased a house lot. But it was cheap for what they are.

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JB1
Aug 15, 2018 10:31 pm

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

We are having ducted cooling in the first storey ceiling and ducted cooling/ heating in the ground floor ceiling, except we are considering to have floor discharge…

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meowys
Aug 15, 2018 10:28 pm

Metricon Franklin 53 modified

Metricon Franklin 53 modified
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

And yes, we went last weekend. It’s beautiful. We also have burnished wood in our selection. Plus kitchen is 2pac with handleless but only on overheads not below…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 10:20 pm

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 137, 138, 139

cool thanks. I think if you are able to negotiate the price of a 300sqm land to at least $425K then you would be safe.

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kaycee
Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm

Priority for increasing home value

Priority for increasing home value

Most of the above suggestions are really valuable including renovating kitchen and bathroom. Now, I might not be an expert, however I agree with richardbalston above about…

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carpetsteamcleaning
Aug 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Surveyors role

Surveyors role

Blame you!! Remind them you are not the builder. You don’t seem satisfied with the responses you’ve had. Call the VBA or have your inspector call the surveyor and…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 10:05 pm

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

I agree I have my Monument And not too dark. I’ve seen lots of black and would consider that next time. Would be interested if it fades... anyone with experience with black?

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:51 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 380, 381, 382

I’m sure a bracket half way down would be sufficient into brick. Bracket or 3 brackets, how much more noise can it make with water going down. I don’t get it but I…

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 9:47 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

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

PCI is in the 29th of August. And hopefully handover on the 8th of September. 🎉🎉

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mj-mac4
Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm
mj-mac4
Gaudi
Gaudi
10 h

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls

Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
1, 2

Congratulations Mauromario! What a long journey to VCAT, but well deserved outcome for you and your careless builder. Was the builder given a timeline to fix the…

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Gaudi
Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Looking for building inspector Kinglake Victoria area

Try calling Aplus building advice he may be able to help you. 97426121. Regards.

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Mauromario
Aug 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Hi All, Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…

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207 de
Aug 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 857, 858, 859

Oh yes if they stuff up they need to rectify it. They made a lot of mistakes with our build and I thought we were fairly understanding with it all. My point is that the…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

So we have been in the new house for 4.5 months. I've just done a blog about our New Home Care Inspection which happened yesterday https://waldorfgrangebuild.wordpress.co…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Yeah I’m hearing you. Our battle has been the weather. So hopefully once external is finished, it’s full steam ahead Metricon Franklin 53 modified

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stoff17
Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
12 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

That is so exciting!! Feels so weird until they finally go in. No more ladders!

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Dani_J
Aug 15, 2018 6:30 pm

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)

Our builder advised they can't add a cold water point due to cross contamination, this makes it very difficult as the the toilets will be using grey water per council…

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TommGee
Aug 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Your responsible to pay for it. But it’s not thousands. No where near it. If it’s thousands it could be 2 things. 1 someone else is using the water. And 2 you have…

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Doulton777

Owner Builders-Sydney

Owner Builders-Sydney

Your certifier is talking about construction certificate (CC). But before CC you would need to receive DA or CDC first, which do not require owner builder permit, but do…

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alexp79
Aug 15, 2018 4:26 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
15 h

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat

When a Granny Flat is not a Granny Flat
NSW

Intergrated Granny - looks like a product for built for AirBnB.

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
IamSAM
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Tajana
Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Tajana

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
building-expert
bps18
bps18
17 h

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
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There is also no footpath yet on New Holland Drive. So wondering what type of final plans will go to council for approval? Plumbing/Taps plus the compliance certificate,…

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bps18
Aug 15, 2018 2:04 pm

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build

My Metricon Bordeaux 56 build
VIC
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Hi Renman, yes includes the rendered fence. That’s a pretty good price if that’s including the fence viewtopic.php?t=86597

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Doulton777
Aug 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Doulton777
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Summitlovin
Aug 15, 2018 12:48 pm

New Living Homes

New Living Homes
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Any one knows which company does the fly screen / security doors for New Living Homes?

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subhra1981
Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Had our walk through yesterday. Was happy to meet our SS who seems really good. Roof was supposed to go on Monday but due to high winds they have been unable to do so -…

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Bronte19
Aug 15, 2018 11:44 am

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Insulating 7 Start + new house
1, 2

Insulation products will only get you so far. The two key things are internal thermal mass and air leakage which will govern how effective your insulation is. Not sure…

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MisterSlope
Aug 15, 2018 11:43 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
20 h

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 556, 557, 558

bestspecials - you are correct about hubby too

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IamSAM
Aug 15, 2018 11:07 am
IamSAM

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW

We have a 300sqm smart living lot at Bardia. We have signed the contract with Everyday homes. So far the process was smooth and good. If anyone is interest send me a…

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Dee2310
Aug 15, 2018 10:32 am
Absta
Absta
21 h

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hey everyone, i just wanted to say that im so sorry to hear about what is going on with stage 2. I spoke with the council and one of the senior subdivision engineers told…

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Absta
Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am

Builder Dispute

Builder Dispute

Hi Cellco Welcome to the Forum You will require an expert mechanical vibration Engineer Where are you and what information do you have already?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 15, 2018 9:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy

15th August - Garage went in so at full lock up stage. Lower downpipes, painting and hopefully vanity delivery and potential install. 20th August - tiling wet areas…

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doosra
Aug 15, 2018 9:03 am

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hi SGn3lly We had a feature wall missing in one bathroom, the feature wall tiles on the wrong wall in the ensuite as well as the remainder of the ensuite being done in a…

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Duke145
Aug 15, 2018 8:55 am

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Looking great K&D! So good seeing it all come together. Congratulations.

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SteveMc
Aug 15, 2018 8:23 am
SteveMc

No I did that myself. I took lots of photos before the gyprock went up on the ceiling and so I knew exactly where the joists were and managed to get this screen within 2mm…

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VistaDream
Aug 15, 2018 8:14 am
Jacks
Jacks
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Can anyone please share what the kitchen selections appointment involves, what to take, what discussions you have etc? And if you’re doing a poly kitchen what colours…

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Jacks
Aug 15, 2018 6:35 am

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