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Hello All, Would anyone be kind enough to provide feedback on the facade. The construction will start in about 4 weeks. My intention with this post is to seek feedback…

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zqs
Jan 28, 2022 11:09 pm

Hi guys, Your help with this would be much appreciated. All the gutters and downpipes in my Melbourne property have been recently cleaned and the plumber said we need…

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lukazi
Jan 28, 2022 10:02 pm

Stormwater pipe material, how long do they last?

Stormwater pipe material, how long do they last?

Thanks so much! They have CCTVd the whole system and replaced all the broken sections. They have also flushed the pipes. I will arrange for removing of the small trees…

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lukazi
Jan 28, 2022 9:21 pm

Practical completion list of things

Practical completion list of things

What would you all on this forum consider defects not up to practical.completion muster? We have 1. 1 cracked tile in bathroom 2. Poor grouting with bubbling 3. Downpipe…

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Marin
Jan 28, 2022 9:09 pm

Frame stage - Steel work first or Timber frames first?

Frame stage - Steel work first or Timber frames first?

Normally the steel would be brought to site and installed by the builder, posts, then walls and then beams with a crane if needed. If it extensive the steel might be…

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Pulse
Jan 28, 2022 8:26 pm

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised
VIC
1, 2

That's awesome. My SJD build kicks off on Feb 2, hopefully not too many issues, lol. Let the fun times begin!

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kennyc
Jan 28, 2022 7:28 pm

Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?

Trick in the contract by Dale Alcock?

Our new build is 285sqm of living area (not including garage) and they've included a 20kw system.

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TrickyRickyDoo
Jan 28, 2022 5:56 pm

Plan with elevation!! Thank you so much

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Happyue
Jan 28, 2022 5:33 pm

downpipe and plumbing

downpipe and plumbing

Stormwater sub-surface drain pipes need to have a minimum slope (which varies according to size). It would be extremely difficult in most instances to have a minimum 600mm…

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SaveH2O
Jan 28, 2022 5:07 pm
SaveH2O

HWS - Rinnai Enviroflo

HWS - Rinnai Enviroflo

Hi, our builder has recommended a Rinnai Enviroflo EHPA315VM 315ltr Heat Pump electric Hot Water Service. I could only find a couple of reviews online. Was wondering if…

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SJT76
Jan 28, 2022 2:50 pm

Boutique - Providence 32

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Noname
Jan 28, 2022 2:45 pm

Builder wants camera removed from site

Builder wants camera removed from site

Great idea using a camera to monitor the demolition. This would likely protect you against the approx.$5k 'hidden asbestos' emu picking confidence trick thats partcularly…

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Kippers01
Jan 28, 2022 1:59 pm

Project Management - House Builds

Project Management - House Builds

Hi all, I have just started a new business to assist with building a home, specifically after handover. I have been within the Project Management space for approximately…

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AFTERBUILTPROJECTS
Jan 28, 2022 11:16 am
AFTERBUILTPROJECTS

Side access to hang clothes

Side access to hang clothes

not in the pantry ... consider a dryer and fold up rack in the garage and an extra fold up rack on the outside of the ens wall and what is the purpose of the external wall…

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oklouise
Jan 28, 2022 10:53 am

Lexicon quarter walls with white trim

Lexicon quarter walls with white trim

Hi, We have an open plan apartment with lots of glass & light so we were thinking of painting the walls Lexicon Quarter but wondering which white is 'whiter & brighter' to…

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gayengarry
Jan 28, 2022 9:16 am

Cost of window frames?

Cost of window frames?

I have 21 aluminum double glazing windows and sliding doors with a total of 74m2, builder charged me $24k. That's about $300/m2...it seems very low comparing to yours.

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Jason526
Jan 28, 2022 8:43 am

Clothes line - no cover!?

Clothes line - no cover!?

Try to sesrch for Lifetyle clothesline.got option for cover. Aussie made as well

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Leona33
Jan 28, 2022 8:07 am

Architect / Builders in Orange, NSW

Architect / Builders in Orange, NSW

Few architect around and as well as house designer. Try to talk early on with builders as much of them pretty book out.

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Leona33
Jan 28, 2022 7:59 am
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
17 h

Overlooking private secluded open space

Overlooking private secluded open space

Another factor can be the specific land building envelope restrictions. These governs that any window in that region needs to be obscured irrespective of overlooking or…

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Ozshaz
Jan 28, 2022 5:45 am

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive
NSW

very happy that your husband likes the new upstairs and i did not deliberately expand the upstairs: what seems like extra space is just different shaped rooms without the…

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oklouise
Jan 27, 2022 11:46 pm
Davos
Davos
Yesterday

Frame stage

Frame stage

Our contracts signed end July, site start was supposed to be around Sept sometime, but officially started 29th Oct and was supposed to have slab before Christmas but that…

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Davos
Jan 27, 2022 10:36 pm
Davos

Hello, I am going to go through CDC for approval and have been asked to decrease the building height from 8m to 7m as the building height according to Cl.3C.16.6 cannot…

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zqs
Jan 27, 2022 10:04 pm

Hello All, I have a 1.9m opening for the front entrance door and would like to know what would be the best and ideal door width if I need to have sidelights at both…

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zqs
Jan 27, 2022 9:57 pm
Kayot1k
Kayot1k
Yesterday

Initial Site handover responsibilities

Initial Site handover responsibilities

Hi guys, building with Rawson homes. We are at the very first stage of the build, site cut and fill, piercing and slab prep/pour. We were just informed by our site…

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Kayot1k
Jan 27, 2022 9:48 pm

What is house exterior made of, please?

What is house exterior made of, please?

Looks like normal brick render + colorbond roofing to me...

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Infinite-Justice
Jan 27, 2022 9:37 pm
SJT76
SJT76
Yesterday

Help need .. can i pullout home and land package

Help need .. can i pullout home and land package

It is not quite accurate that "No contract is effecting unless such time as both parties have signed off on it.". There are very few instances where a written contract…

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SJT76
Jan 27, 2022 5:44 pm
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Happyue
Jan 27, 2022 5:37 pm
mkbdard
mkbdard
Yesterday

WA Building Company

WA Building Company
1, 2

Hi Mate, Pre start done August. slab down Christmas eve. and plumbing booked for end of this month. they've been pretty good but there's a lot of delays.

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mkbdard
Jan 27, 2022 12:28 pm
aussieta
aussieta
27 January

Internal door in wrong spot

Internal door in wrong spot

back in the day the insurance was provided by hia

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aussieta
Jan 27, 2022 10:46 am
aussieta
shellVic
shellVic
27 January

OB Building Permit query Victoria

OB Building Permit query Victoria

Hi guys, quick question about Owner Builder in Victoria. When you apply for a building permit do you list yourself…

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shellVic
Jan 27, 2022 10:44 am
MBX3
MBX3
27 January

Anticon Insulation thickness for Colorbond Roof

Anticon Insulation thickness for Colorbond Roof

I live in a house with colourbond with no anticon - (Sarking only) and R3.5 insulation batts - we paid $4.5k back in 2010 to have colorbond. The rain noise is not much an…

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MBX3
Jan 27, 2022 10:10 am
MBX3
Kippers01
Kippers01
27 January

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

Neighbour trespassing on our property to remove plants again

Give your neighbour the opportunity to apologise and to replace the stolen plant!

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Kippers01
Jan 27, 2022 9:56 am
SaintSir
SaintSir
27 January

Frame overhang

Frame overhang
1, 2

Hi Crazyk, Not sure if you are still active in this forum but I might ask anyway. I am in a similar situation currently with overhanging frames and my builder put timber…

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SaintSir
Jan 27, 2022 9:08 am
lukazi
lukazi
26 January

Is this price ridiculously high?

Is this price ridiculously high?

Of course, let me just see how they go with the job first. I dont want to recommend anyone too soon.

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lukazi
Jan 26, 2022 11:44 pm
BanjoDan
BanjoDan
26 January

Floor plan feedback please

Floor plan feedback please

Thanks again for everything. I appreciate it immensely!

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BanjoDan
Jan 26, 2022 10:28 pm
Khjade321
Khjade321
26 January

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

Hey Bebbsy, You're probably sick of these questions, but I was wondering if you'd be happy to share via PM some pics of the installed product? Thanks!

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Khjade321
Jan 26, 2022 8:30 pm
Franklin53
Franklin53
26 January

Franklin 53 provincial facade

Franklin 53 provincial facade

Has anybody built a franklin53 with a provincial facade with metricon. Could you please post a picture Thanks in advance

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Franklin53
Jan 26, 2022 8:23 pm
JSlater
JSlater
26 January

Arli Homes

Arli Homes
VIC

So would I if anyone on here has built with them. Their homes have a lot of inclusions that other builders charge out of the nose for. Display home was well built and…

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JSlater
Jan 26, 2022 6:18 pm
kamara112
kamara112
26 January

Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

Glenvill Homes experience anyone?
VIC

We really liked one of their collection ranges (Contemporary Residence) but I see that there were a number of issues back then. Is there anyone who has any experience with…

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kamara112
Jan 26, 2022 1:18 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
26 January

Floorplan thoughts??

Floorplan thoughts??

Your roof could be so much simpler if you aligned the living room/bed 4 exterior wall and also the kitchen/dining exterior wall. This could remove two valleys and make it…

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stonesthrow
Jan 26, 2022 11:17 am
joltinjoe
joltinjoe
26 January

[NSW[ Home building Compensation Fund (Insurance)

[NSW[ Home building Compensation Fund (Insurance)

Main thing is that you contract with the company and receive the insurance certificate in the name of the company. No other variation will protect you ie contract in…

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joltinjoe
Jan 26, 2022 9:40 am
Savagepuppy
Savagepuppy
26 January

Home warranty insurance

Home warranty insurance

They have asked me to pay the premium , so it’s not like they are trying to reduce the premium to save themselves money

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Savagepuppy
Jan 26, 2022 5:41 am
MrWarranBuffet
MrWarranBuffet
25 January

For double brick wall DPC can you use polyurethane

For double brick wall DPC can you use polyurethane

Hi all For double brick wall with cavity can you use polyurethane damp proof course or do you have to use aluminium damp proof course?

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MrWarranBuffet
Jan 25, 2022 11:03 pm
ceciyau
ceciyau
25 January

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
NSW

Hi mazz246, I have pretty much the same size and quote as yours. But I have gone long wait of DA approval, requested to change the plan by Council due to the heritage…

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ceciyau
Jan 25, 2022 10:56 pm
Mia14
Mia14
25 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

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

Best thing is to check your standard inclusions in the designer living and designer cut (this is the new rename packages since the price increase) and just google and…

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Mia14
Jan 25, 2022 8:45 pm
chippy
chippy
25 January

Owner Builder Sign

Owner Builder Sign

You put the sign at the front entry to your site which in your case would be the out at the nearest road. The sign also helps tradies to be able to find the build. If you…

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chippy
Jan 25, 2022 8:42 pm
chippy
SaintSir
SaintSir
25 January

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 815, 816, 817

WOW.. Suspect this is what is going on. Wasn't expecting this from Wisdom though.

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SaintSir
Jan 25, 2022 8:02 pm
AseDE
AseDE
25 January

Contract Tips Before Signing

Contract Tips Before Signing

Hi @ We are in Victoria and going to sign the HIA Contract soon. But there are some changes and variations that need to be in that contract. Ex: delete the…

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AseDE
Jan 25, 2022 4:20 pm

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