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F5 instead of MGP10

F5 instead of MGP10

Happy Friday Annoux I think you are going to find that they are pretty much the same thing. But I am not the timber expert so I didn't want to give you that advice. That…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 29, 2021 4:59 am
Ashington Homes

The minimum distance between FFL and natural ground?

The minimum distance between FFL and natural ground?

Happy Friday Chess I am struggling to follow what you are trying to do. I know it has something to do with a retaining wall at the rear and you are worried about…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 29, 2021 4:55 am
Ashington Homes
EP1
EP1
8 h

KDR - Clarendon Boston 34 Sydney

KDR - Clarendon Boston 34 Sydney

Hi Wekin, Thanks for providing the list of upgrades, this is really helpful. I'm also planning on building the Boston 34 + Rumpus + Alfresco. Do you have any pictures…

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EP1
Oct 28, 2021 11:01 pm

Integrale Homes - Won't honour Price Freeze or refund

Integrale Homes - Won't honour Price Freeze or refund

Hi everyone, Hoping to get some advice with my new home build with Integrale Homes. I provided Integrale Homes a deposit for the purposes of locking in the base price of…

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SunshineCoast
Oct 28, 2021 10:07 pm

Prelim deposit

Prelim deposit

I am in a similar position to you FIH. I paid the deposit to lock in the base price, then Integrale Homes increased the price drastically (over 50k). The only reason I…

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SunshineCoast
Oct 28, 2021 9:27 pm

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?

Anyone built or building with Integrale Homes?
QLD

I would strongly recommend never building with Integrale Homes. I have had the worst experience dealing with them. My guess is they actively take…

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2017
SunshineCoast
Oct 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Yoto80
Yoto80
10 h

Experience of Building in Cairns

Experience of Building in Cairns
ACT

Hi there - thanks for sharing! That’s a good idea to contact previous clients, something I will keep in mind for sure. I’m still in very early stages of research…

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Yoto80
Oct 28, 2021 8:30 pm

Rust colour stain on plaster walls

Rust colour stain on plaster walls

Whenever steel and other metals containing iron are regularly exposed to oxygen and moisture, they form rust.

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jake_paul
Oct 28, 2021 7:54 pm

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

both have their pros and cons but Bosch PPS9A6B90A 90cm Serie 6 Natural Gas Cooktop…

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jake_paul
Oct 28, 2021 7:41 pm
Pulse
Pulse
11 h

Installing bathroom accessories onto tiles

Installing bathroom accessories onto tiles

just get the builder to do it, unless you have video of the pipe locations before sheeting

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Pulse
Oct 28, 2021 7:33 pm

Building in Canberra - Costs

Building in Canberra - Costs
NSW

Can you please let us know who the builders are?

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Hosinator
Oct 28, 2021 7:16 pm

Hi all, Was just hoping to get some advice on our patio slab for our house we moved into 4 months ago. There was a major extension by the previous owners in 2018 which…

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thomaswaters7
Oct 28, 2021 6:15 pm

Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

I'm not an expert to tell which is best but I did some research on the internet they say actron is well built for the Australian climate..

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jake_paul
Oct 28, 2021 5:45 pm
CBPH
CBPH
15 h

BAL Compliance

BAL Compliance
VIC

Thanks for that very much appreciated.

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CBPH
Oct 28, 2021 4:14 pm
Chess
Chess
15 h

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

Hi Union, Can I ask when did you get the tender? Is that a recent price? Thanks.

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Chess
Oct 28, 2021 3:21 pm

lintels above windows

lintels above windows
VIC

The answer is yes (if I understand your question correctly) Do you want me to email you a copy of AS1684 ( the timber framing code?) cheers Simeon thanks , i would…

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aussieta
Oct 28, 2021 2:16 pm
aussieta
cyrilg
cyrilg
17 h

Why is a land with a Restructure Overlay cheaper than others

Why is a land with a Restructure Overlay cheaper than others

Hi, I am planning to buy a piece of land to start a farmlet to grow fruits trees and build a home in a few years. I have found some lands (Farming Zone) with a…

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cyrilg
Oct 28, 2021 2:12 pm

Sharing costs of retaining wall

Sharing costs of retaining wall

The retaining wall is on top of the boundary line. Our neighbor cut the land and we filled to the boundary, roughly the same height.

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1101
Newqldhome
Oct 28, 2021 10:37 am

Preliminary plan agreement

Preliminary plan agreement

Bendi1 Our resident legal expert should be able to give you better advice, but generally there should be a 10 day cooling off period, I know in NSW this is the…

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753
Ashington Homes
Oct 28, 2021 8:18 am
Ashington Homes

Air con vent Location in a relatively big space

Air con vent Location in a relatively big space

How do you think the price for courting the aircorn system would be?

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fredstagn
Oct 28, 2021 7:39 am
fredstagn
J-a-y
J-a-y
Yesterday

Bulge in external wall - prepurchase.

Bulge in external wall - prepurchase.

He has found a quote, around $900, which includes pest inspection and is still thinking about the purchase.

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J-a-y
Oct 28, 2021 12:06 am
Nawal
Nawal
Yesterday

Facade upgrade

Facade upgrade
NSW

Has anybody done facade upgrade with Firstyle Homes? Any idea how much does it cost to upgrade to Delta facade and also adding a balcony?

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675
Nawal
Oct 27, 2021 9:19 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
Yesterday

Painting asbestos

Painting asbestos

I guess so if it says asbestos sealing on the label. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 27, 2021 7:07 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 October

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Just a couple of obvious things Your proposal of fake compliance is based on dishonesty, is that really what you want to do? If someone snitches on you or when your…

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building-expert
Oct 27, 2021 6:48 pm
building-expert
b.q
b.q
27 October

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Thank you for the reference. I will get in touch with them and find out. Unfortunately, we don't own the land yet but have a couple of blocks in sight. Knowing how much it…

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b.q
Oct 27, 2021 5:27 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
27 October

Solar system question

Solar system question

Hi, I am thinking installing a solar system for my home, have no knowledge about it, can you give some…

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Flamingo
Oct 27, 2021 2:36 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 October

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Hi Everyone A quick duplex update. Its been 19 days since I last posted and a bit has happened, but not enough when you are on a tight schedule and interest is…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 1:08 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 October

Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Couldnt agree more Alex, not for cladding. Floor joists are a bit different when going with hebel to reduce the deflection, but it's marginal cost wise.

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 12:42 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
27 October

Time for DA Hornsby?

Time for DA Hornsby?

Natalie3 Allow 4-6 months at the moment, possibly longer. As of the 1st July 2021 all DA's are now lodged through the NSW planning portal for a pre assessment by…

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466
Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 12:37 pm
Ashington Homes
Natalie3
Natalie3
27 October

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Hi Anita, currently in negotiations with an independent builder called O’Mara Construction. Haven’t gotten tender from them yet (waiting for DA we lodge today yaaaay)…

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Natalie3
Oct 27, 2021 10:50 am
James59
James59
27 October

How do I edit and delete photos

How do I edit and delete photos

How do I edit a post and delete photos, I use an iPad and it’s not allowing me to edit.

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James59
Oct 27, 2021 9:45 am
Sethor
Sethor
27 October

Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

All electric household is the way to go, Heat pump HWU's are one of the most efficient types. I went with the unit, very happy with it so far (March 2019 Install).…

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Sethor
Oct 27, 2021 12:00 am
Sethor
Sethor
27 October

Garage door

Garage door

The Aluminium composite roller doors are expensive, I think we got quoted about 5k extra over standard colorbond type door back in 2018. In the end we could not justify…

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Sethor
Oct 26, 2021 11:22 pm
andy60
andy60
26 October

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi did the build complete? Did you choose hebel facade?

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andy60
Oct 26, 2021 9:34 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
26 October

Information on building a small home

Information on building a small home

Some time requirements, such as council approvals, can be the same irrespective of the type of build and the size of the house. The build, however, should be quicker.

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arcadelt
Oct 26, 2021 8:38 pm
Anita275
Anita275
26 October

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Hi Greatwabbit Can I ask what was the outcome of the rejection on DA application as we are facing the same situation. We are in Pitwater council, could you tell us the…

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Anita275
Oct 26, 2021 7:51 pm
Haddie
Haddie
26 October

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?
1, 2

nearC Yes, we had lots of variations and upgrades we wanted even before colours (As we were told this would be addressed in colours) HIA draft given to us today and…

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Haddie
Oct 26, 2021 6:49 pm
anged
anged
26 October

Bayside build

Bayside build

Thomas archer can alter their designs for a fee if you select one of their pre designed plans. We about to start building with them on approx the same size block.…

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anged
Oct 26, 2021 6:02 pm
stanks
stanks
26 October

Developer Approval

Developer Approval

Has anyone had a situation where Developer Approval has held up the process of the builder applying for a building permit? I don't see in our HIA contract where the…

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stanks
Oct 26, 2021 5:06 pm

New build questions

New build questions

Hi ez007 , It sounds like a building defect. You…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm
Contracts-Specialist
shinobowun
shinobowun
26 October

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

I lived in the US for 3 years with 2 Thermador draw style microwaves, they are brilliant to use, there is no need to bend down to see the controls as they connect to a…

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shinobowun
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm

Hi all, We come to step where we need to locate and design the stair case. Can anyone look at our propose plan and give me any feedback or ideas…

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vov
Oct 26, 2021 10:52 am
mech2201
mech2201
26 October

planning permit and building permit

planning permit and building permit

Hi Guys, just wants to know what private certifier does? I am planning to building a decking and a pergola in 3beds townhouse…

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558
mech2201
Oct 26, 2021 10:05 am
Jeffreylze
Jeffreylze
25 October

Custom build - Mancini Made

Custom build - Mancini Made

Hi, First time building here. We've been browsing around for a custom builder in the south-east region of Melbourne and came across Mancini Made, seems to have a lot of…

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Jeffreylze
Oct 25, 2021 9:43 pm
Sam B6
Sam B6
25 October

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Oh that’s a bit of a concern. I hope they get moving for you again soon. You were moving so well through the steps there for a bit.....

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Sam B6
Oct 25, 2021 9:42 pm

Hi, Recently completed an extension in which we had a Daikin bulkheads installed - 3 bulkheads 1 wall unit (split) 1 external unit When we turn on one of the units in…

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rossog
Oct 25, 2021 8:41 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
25 October

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

Pretty hard to tell from those few photos, but in saying that what you have there looks very average. I would be definitely getting a building inspector, get one that is…

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Doozer1905
Oct 25, 2021 7:11 pm
wagga123
wagga123
25 October

Security window film

Security window film

Hello All. Interested to hear feedback on this product. In particular, does it actually stop entry into a dwelling if smashed. Thanks.

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705
wagga123
Oct 25, 2021 3:43 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Hi Dr341 Are you budgeting in the $200,000 plus range? if so I can recommend a few groups If you are more in the $20-50,000 range I have great company as well. Just…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Ashington Homes

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