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kennyc
kennyc
54 m

My building progress

My building progress

So i received my start date today :) Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!

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kennyc
Jan 19, 2022 5:56 pm

Short courses

Short courses

Thanks for the comments. would be great to know if there short hands on courses where a trade expert can show you physically basics of paint, tiling ...etc.

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Misho
Jan 19, 2022 5:23 pm

New home build

New home build

Keep detailed records of all commications with the builder. Everyrhing! Treat the whole process as business.

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Kippers01
Jan 19, 2022 3:25 pm

Alfresco Surface Tiling

Alfresco Surface Tiling

we were told by the builder that we can't have alfresco tiles at the same level as main floor. it needs to be rebated so that the water doesn't get blown into the house…

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strannik
Jan 19, 2022 1:27 pm

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2, 3

Just an update to mention that Montgomery homes extended our tender expiry by 2 months due to the delays and have "assure you…

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TrickyRickyDoo
Jan 19, 2022 1:11 pm
MBX3
MBX3
8 h

Heating Running Cost - Gas Vs. Elecrtic Ducted Systems

Heating Running Cost - Gas Vs. Elecrtic Ducted Systems

I have read that Gas heating works out cheaper than RC heating Gas costs around $0.017/MJ, while electricity is roughly…

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MBX3
Jan 19, 2022 11:01 am
MBX3
MBX3
MBX3
8 h

Controller replacement for Braemar heating unit

Controller replacement for Braemar heating unit

Hi , Did you find answer for this? I am building a house with builder supplied 6 start Braemar heater & hoping to add Refrigerated Add-on cooler to same ducting system…

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MBX3
Jan 19, 2022 10:41 am
MBX3
JWJ
JWJ
8 h

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Thank you very much this has been very helpful as mine will be East and over the kitchen island :)

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JWJ
Jan 19, 2022 10:34 am
Yaznco
Yaznco
16 h

Apsley by Qube Mandogalup - Kwinana WA

Apsley by Qube Mandogalup - Kwinana WA
WA

There’s been a further delay, it’s now estimated to be April. I’m in discovery release Have you been given notice of further delays too?

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Yaznco
Jan 19, 2022 2:55 am

Moving retaining wall

Moving retaining wall

Hey @Emily94 Welcome to the forum Your plan shows Drainage and Sewer pipes adjacent to the boundary , so that may be the reason why the retaining walls are set back off…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 18, 2022 9:32 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
kingster
kingster
Yesterday

Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Just an update, we were able to lower it to the same height as the concrete slab through our local water authority. They required us to pay almost $3k but then later…

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kingster
Jan 18, 2022 5:28 pm
Adeel
Adeel
Yesterday

Sandstone Ridge/Colebee Residences

Sandstone Ridge/Colebee Residences

Yes It will be in March 2022. Fingers crossed

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Adeel
Jan 18, 2022 2:08 pm
MBX3
MBX3
Yesterday

New build floor plan advice

New build floor plan advice

ramjam01 - Just my tow cents from my custom build underway - Pantry seems small given Fridge has taken up other side. (Perhaps make island and sink wall longer with…

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MBX3
Jan 18, 2022 1:14 pm
MBX3
Kama1
Kama1
Yesterday

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

Hi Rivers76, I'd be great to get some updates on how did your build go. How much time did it take to complete and how was your experience? Also, how was the after care…

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Kama1
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
MBX3
MBX3
Yesterday

Bonaire vs Braemar Gas Ducted Heating (MB6-31XA Vs TQM6x32)

Bonaire vs Braemar Gas Ducted Heating (MB6-31XA Vs TQM6x32)

Hi Murtaza, How's you build going? Do you have a Insta page for your build? Mine is SJDBuild@Canopy in case you want me to find. I am also going with Breamar TQM6x32…

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MBX3
Jan 18, 2022 12:41 pm
MBX3
diepiggy
diepiggy
Yesterday

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 814, 815, 816

No delay costs for me, I'm moving in with inlaws and are months away from having to move. Waiting sucks though!

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diepiggy
Jan 18, 2022 11:25 am
Mia14
Mia14
Yesterday

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
NSW

I have the Chelsea and the estimate was about 100k less as when you get to the selections appointments it all costs more e.g standard tiles in Beaumont costs more for…

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Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am

Does a construction certificate expire?

Does a construction certificate expire?

As a retired longtime tradesman myself , I can read and comprehend a court decision which shows the error of your original response . As to your extensive list of trade as…

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MAX DIY Builder
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am
Mia14
Mia14
Yesterday

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Hi, they are very keen to assist but then admin delays come in. I paid my first tender in June 2020 and my house is still getting built

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Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:18 am
dc279
dc279
Yesterday

Stacker Aliuminum Sliding Door Popping Noise

Stacker Aliuminum Sliding Door Popping Noise

I recently replace our old four panel french door aliuminum frame with normal glass, to Stacker Aliuminum Frame Sliding Door (three panel) with 10.36mm laminated glass.…

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dc279
Jan 18, 2022 10:03 am
strannik
strannik
Yesterday

Stockland - Land Release Process

Stockland - Land Release Process

I don't know anything about appointments, they didn't do them when we bought land about a year ago. For us the process was fairly simple. We picked the lot we liked, paid…

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strannik
Jan 18, 2022 8:17 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
17 January

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey Mikaela3105, just wondered if you have any progress on your build at all? We have come to a halt with progress as well. How did you go with speaking to someone higher up?

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Sam B6
Jan 17, 2022 7:08 pm
Pulse
Pulse
17 January

Defective frame

Defective frame

These photos all look ok to me, the pine is machine graded, so knots are already accounted for, the splits are not a big issue provided they are still adequately nailed…

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Pulse
Jan 17, 2022 5:19 pm
ct123
ct123
17 January

6.38 laminated glass or retrofit double glazing

6.38 laminated glass or retrofit double glazing

I'd love to hear what you went with! I've just bought a place that has bedroom windows on a busy intersection and it can get super noisy. I've considered double glazing…

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ct123
Jan 17, 2022 4:31 pm
ccjyche14
ccjyche14
17 January

Help- bathroom leak

Help- bathroom leak

Hi all, we have a two story house and the plumber has detected moisture under the tiles through grout issues so we will look to get that replaced but infrared camera shows…

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ccjyche14
Jan 17, 2022 2:15 pm
parawolf
parawolf
17 January

Adding a ceiling fan

Adding a ceiling fan

Hey people, i'd love to add a ceiling fan to this room which is a bedroom; but we have these massive ceiling medallions/roses. Additionally these old but cheapish…

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parawolf
Jan 17, 2022 12:52 pm

Saw this unit around me. Similar structure to yours. Hope the colours are somewhat similar to what you want? I would ditch that stone cladded column, too old fashioned.…

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Jason526
Jan 17, 2022 11:15 am

Ethical conduct or no?

Ethical conduct or no?

Other than point you in the right direction with regards to the questions you need to ask and answers you need to seek... Here 1. Get sand penetrometer ( soil compaction)…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 17, 2022 10:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Kippers01
Kippers01
17 January

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

You neighbour has trespassed and damaged / stolen your property despite your assurance you would trim the the plant. Ask them to fix it or compensate you to make it right.

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Kippers01
Jan 17, 2022 8:26 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
17 January

Leaning steel piers

Leaning steel piers

Suggest you check the moisture levels in the subfloor, house, and cupboards. Sloping block, concreted subfloor, poor constuction, strange repairs, and forced ventilation…

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Kippers01
Jan 17, 2022 8:16 am
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
16 January

Manually operatable BAL-FZ Fire Shutters?

Manually operatable BAL-FZ Fire Shutters?

I am well versed with the regulation, the Warrior-FZ products and the difficulty of finding a supplier. Obviously you don't know either, thanks for your effort but it…

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ChrisBirmele
Jan 16, 2022 7:13 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
16 January

dropdown ceiling

dropdown ceiling

I paid $800 for kitchen drop down ceiling, it seems reasonable.

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Flamingo
Jan 16, 2022 5:38 pm

Drop from slab to fence

Drop from slab to fence

I would expect that the slab design would include piers under the edge beam as you have drainage running approx 500mm outside the slab edge, this would be within the zone…

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BuildingandLegal
Jan 16, 2022 4:55 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
16 January

Flyscreen door face install?

Flyscreen door face install?

Not weird. I actually wish we would have done that because when you go to close the doors, you trap all the insects sitting on the screen inside the house, which is kind…

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arcadelt
Jan 16, 2022 4:09 pm
shazz87
shazz87
16 January

Small U shape kitchen

Small U shape kitchen

Hi have an original kitchen design of 2.7 X 2.7m with two entries. But barely any bench space. We are knocking down the wall into dining area. Will be left with a 10cm…

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shazz87
Jan 16, 2022 7:12 am
Sinu
Sinu
15 January

Chipping concrete slab rebate

Chipping concrete slab rebate

The concrete slab rebate is extending across the bricks by 10-20 mm Concretor mentioned for perimeter concreting, that extension needs to be chipped to maintain the…

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Sinu
Jan 15, 2022 9:12 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Thank you 😊 for replying me so thoroughly Make me feel so much better going with it Congratulations with your home 🏡 good to live in a home you ❤

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Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 4:51 pm
Home2021
Home2021
15 January

bearers & Joist Alfreso

bearers & Joist Alfreso

Hi, Just wondering any of you have bearers & Joist Alfreso which has concrete on it and tiling. Is it possible to have that? If yes how the builder to it? Currently for…

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699
Home2021
Jan 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
15 January

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Hi guys, I have never built a pool before, I have got a quote for $6900 for install only (I supply tiles) to pool surround plus copping, size $18m2 + 24lm Pool coping. Is…

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752
Flamingo
Jan 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD

Coral Homes Grange 22 Build - QLD
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Allblaqk I've read from the other post that you've built with jkw. Do you mind to give me some details..e.g quality fixtures etc Ty

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Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 12:50 pm
Ryde new built
Ryde new built
15 January

FSR - Right of Carriageway

FSR - Right of Carriageway

We own the…

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Ryde new built
Jan 15, 2022 12:12 pm
centralcoast71
centralcoast71
15 January

Metricon Electricals

Metricon Electricals

ANyone know if Metricon on central coast is also using Strautus?

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centralcoast71
Jan 15, 2022 12:03 pm
centralcoast71
centralcoast71
15 January

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

probs too late but icon have a contract claus that you can't put anything negative on social media so tht can be why you can't find anything.

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centralcoast71
Jan 15, 2022 12:00 pm
timlavelle
timlavelle
15 January

First home buyer/build and question around loan process

First home buyer/build and question around loan process
NSW

Thanks strannik, noname, flamingo and Cbee for all the replies! Makes me feel more comfortable getting these included on the loan price. Also really good info on the LVR…

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timlavelle
Jan 15, 2022 10:04 am
timlavelle

Sorry for the delay but I am restricted at the moment. You have provided great information that also indicates you have done your homework. I will provide information…

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SaveH2O
Jan 15, 2022 1:09 am
SaveH2O
CBee
CBee
14 January

Dulux colour match for polytech cafe cream

Dulux colour match for polytech cafe cream

Just in response to my own question in case anyone ever has the same question. Ha! I got a sample of polytech cafe cream matt and compared it to some of my dulux paint…

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CBee
Jan 14, 2022 8:57 pm
misssally2022
misssally2022
14 January

Taubmans exterior + dulux interior

Taubmans exterior + dulux interior

I have picked some Taubmans colours for my external paint... Can I then use Dulux colours inside or will it look funny?

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misssally2022
Jan 14, 2022 6:48 pm

Has anyone installed sliding doors to a metal frame wardrobe before? I've got the standard 80's double brick, metal frame door Australian house. The bedrooms have…

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Simbo2
Jan 14, 2022 3:31 pm
Bcr83
Bcr83
14 January

Retaining wall & council woes what next

Retaining wall & council woes what next

Long story as these things usually are. Approved plan has a retaining wall adjacent to side boundary. Engineering details are included etc. my block side boundary…

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Bcr83
Jan 14, 2022 2:57 pm

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