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Chemical Underpinning my home

Chemical Underpinning my home

Agree with StrucuralBIMGuy did you get a report first?

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insider
Oct 19, 2018 10:09 pm
insider

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 653, 654, 655

It happens to everyone they take trades to other jobs ,as they have more houses to complete as well ,as the building industry is running short of good tradies and they…

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kathysangel
Oct 19, 2018 9:59 pm

Soil Removal

Soil Removal

They all do it I paid 3000 for soil removal and then they handed me a bill for soil removal I said I paid for this and your not getting another cent off me read your…

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kathysangel
Oct 19, 2018 9:51 pm

Provincial Homes

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

Greetings Provincial home owners, I have been to this forum for some time, but this is my first posting, so be gentle. We are in the process of building our home, a KDR…

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HoboSapiens
Oct 19, 2018 9:38 pm

Arden Developments

Arden Developments
VIC
1 ... 161, 162, 163

We also had the $5k crane cost. They have used a crane multiple times, I tried to query it but told it was required. We do have overhead powerlines in street.

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Ezza78
Oct 19, 2018 9:29 pm

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?
NSW

Hi Melissa We were thinking about terminating but continued with them because of the reasons you mentioned. So far, no problem. Waiting for the construction certificate. Thanks

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InvincibleInDN
Oct 19, 2018 9:28 pm
InvincibleInDN

So we've had a few quiet weeks before this one all we had done was waterproofing and cornices. Our fit out was started yesterday and when we went to check today LOCKED…

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marz1983
Oct 19, 2018 9:27 pm

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Termination of building contract due to being unable to get

Hi all My husband and I are seeking advice on whether we are legally entitled to our 5% deposit back (or at least some of it) when we had to cancel our contract due to…

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Melissa.prinsloo
Oct 19, 2018 9:15 pm

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

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

If the price is supply and install it’s preety good

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sparkie123
Oct 19, 2018 9:06 pm

Anyone had professional tile/grout cleaning???

Anyone had professional tile/grout cleaning???

Thanks Brandan i would definitely hire so that tiles will be cleaned in perfect manner.

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pejmanlevian
Oct 19, 2018 9:00 pm

Our First Build: Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast

Our First Build: Vantage Homes Sunshine Coast

Welcome to the forum and beautiful build journey. Beautiful selections. You have matched everything so well. The floor and cabinets are perfect and your stone blends…

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MrsAJ
Oct 19, 2018 8:36 pm

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

It never ceases to amaze me how quick the next stage is once the slab is done. Awesome!!!! :D

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Santo65
Oct 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Santo65

Building with DIXON Homes Rocklea

Building with DIXON Homes Rocklea

Hi Kathy.. you have a good builder, not like DIXON Homes. When I found this kind of workmanship 14th of May, I immediately rang and emailed my site supervisor but his…

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kathysangel
Oct 19, 2018 8:05 pm

Water Leakage

Water Leakage

It would have to be a lot of water to be a foundation problem.

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bashworth
Oct 19, 2018 6:27 pm
bashworth
Forg
Forg
7 h

Eden brae home options gallery

Eden brae home options gallery
NSW

The builder we used (which only does house+land packages now) used the Eden Brae Home Options Gallery. We fell for all sorts of upgrades (like ~$20k's worth … eg. 40mm…

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Forg
Oct 19, 2018 5:39 pm
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Monkey55
Oct 19, 2018 5:08 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 400, 401, 402

Site demolitions here in sydney say they are the preferred demo company for metricon. does anyone know if they are any good and are their prices decent?

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homekoi
Oct 19, 2018 4:57 pm

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
1, 2

Your kitchen looks fab. That's right Industry tiles are no more and we wanted to do Industry for walls as feature but it's no more and worst thing was they didnt give us…

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MrsAJ
Oct 19, 2018 4:38 pm

How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

I am building in a rural area in East Gippsland Victoria about 100 km from the nearest large town and I was asking around for quotes for a foundation concrete slab. The…

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lorrainey100
Oct 19, 2018 4:28 pm

1 week and a lot has been done, we have a frame!!

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LovedaPopcorn
Oct 19, 2018 3:57 pm

WC Quite pleased with how our facade is coming along together

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Bronte19
Oct 19, 2018 3:38 pm
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blackcat20
Oct 19, 2018 3:08 pm
blackcat20
CW_L
CW_L
10 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Also SS has mentioned he wants to do final inspection in 2 weeks??!! Does he mean PCI???? :shock:

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CW_L
Oct 19, 2018 2:30 pm
CW_L

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 113, 114, 115

Don't have the PSP plan with me but look up on Melbourne Planning authority website and look for Truganina PSP. Only PTV can advise when they will start the bus service.…

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jitendrasharma
Oct 19, 2018 1:32 pm
cory
cory
11 h

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD

Coral Homes - Modified Longreach 33 in QLD
QLD
1 ... 24, 25, 26

What is your inclusion like for the $440k 370m2 Longreach? We are looking at building a Longreach at ard 370m2 too but the quote given by the SC is ard $275k base price…

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cory
Oct 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Zen
Zen
11 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Hi kjane / seren1ty (and those who have done their internal selections), we are in the middle of scheduling our appointments and have been told to do our tiling selections…

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Zen
Oct 19, 2018 1:13 pm

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD
1, 2

Some updates . Slab was planned to be pored on 11 October. They prepare for the slab on 11 but due to bad weather they aborted . Bad weather last one week . On Wednesday…

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nafeesra
Oct 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Skcel
Skcel
12 h

Jordan Spring East Land Valuation

Jordan Spring East Land Valuation

Yep that's correct, if your purchased the land some time ago like mentioned you wont have a problem with the valuation. They will only price it for what you paid for it.…

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Skcel
Oct 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Skcel
dwjj
dwjj
12 h

3d house model/lifesize plans

3d house model/lifesize plans

I've bought a block west of Sydney and am working on getting a design for the new home sorted. I'm trying to help my wife decide…

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dwjj
Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm
dwjj

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.

Metricon Trentham 30 plantation facade.
NSW

Can I ask how much it's costing you? We are currently set on Glendale but Trentham is our second choice if Glendale goes over our budget.

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sparekh
Oct 19, 2018 12:03 pm
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blackcat20
Oct 19, 2018 11:51 am
blackcat20

Ceiling height option for 2 storey - please vote

Ceiling height option for 2 storey - please vote

I don't like different ceiling heights between ground and first floors. You can tell when display homes have tried to carry the same door heights throughout the home when…

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Huhness
Oct 19, 2018 11:36 am
Huhness

Metricon Trentham

Metricon Trentham
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi ,can I ask how much was the total cost to build this house?

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sparekh
Oct 19, 2018 11:13 am

Heat Pump Dryer

Heat Pump Dryer

We love ours, but are "heavy" users - 3-5 or so loads a week. When we bought we calculated a 8 year pay back, but recorded an actual drop in electricity usage giving a 4…

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planeguy
Oct 19, 2018 10:27 am

Dropped edge beam versus brick rebate

Dropped edge beam versus brick rebate

Hi Bailey86 Best to wait for the geotech report, if it gets classified P you may well require piles In The meantime 1.Check with owners that are building with your…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2018 10:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options

Metricon CSC very slow response. What are my options
VIC

Yes , we saw this in Perth at the end of the last boom period Now I suspect they won't be building any time soon BTW, you don't have an enforceable contract until they…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 19, 2018 9:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills

Kit Home Builder Perth Hills

I have fallen in love with a block of land in the Perth Hills.It only has a slight slope but around 1m underground is rock. I figure that the only way to make it work is a…

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Mrs_Puddleduck
Oct 19, 2018 1:24 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

Zero Boundary - Drainage

Zero Boundary - Drainage

If your contract was signed after 1 September 2016, the builder has acted illegally as your agent. Given that the builder has initiated action to construct the retaining…

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SaveH2O
Oct 18, 2018 11:44 pm
SaveH2O
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
Yesterday

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 560, 561, 562

Hi Everyone, We finished our tile appointment and waiting for cost and as expected change of mind. Any tips just before going for colour selection at gold coast would be…

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MrsAJ
Oct 18, 2018 11:40 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
Yesterday

Any tips for Colour selections??

Any tips for Colour selections??

Hi Everyone, We finished our tile appointment and waiting for cost and as expected change of mind. Any tips just before going for colour selection at gold coast would be…

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MrsAJ
Oct 18, 2018 11:39 pm
pbwhi0
pbwhi0
Yesterday

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
ACT

Here are the prices I have received (all prices include GST): ORIGIN: $125.50 per 45kg bottle, $40.50 per bottle/annum for rent. AGASNATIONAL: $135.00 per 45kg bottle,…

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pbwhi0
Oct 18, 2018 10:51 pm
pbwhi0
samau
samau
Yesterday

How to move a fridge

How to move a fridge

Thank you for suggestion bashworth

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samau
Oct 18, 2018 10:45 pm
samau
wentworth33
wentworth33
Yesterday

New Breeze Bardia

New Breeze Bardia
NSW

If you choose design from a builder, normally, its builder job to pay for the insurance. I never heard you have to pay it yourself. You will only pay your own insurance…

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wentworth33
Oct 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Clean
Clean
Yesterday

Merricks 45 with Metricon

Merricks 45 with Metricon
1, 2, 3

Site start today. Top soil has been removed and exciting time :)

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Clean
Oct 18, 2018 9:45 pm
wentworth33
wentworth33
Yesterday

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

I am building in NSW. The Madison I checked was from Clarendon website NSW. I checked QLD Madison and Sheridan. Sheridan better, except for the Kitchen. If you can move…

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wentworth33
Oct 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Stella80
Stella80
Yesterday

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Montgomery Homes Carolina

Hi we are about to build the carolina 260 with Montgomery Homes and was wondering if anyone who has the carolina could share some photos of their entry way? The high…

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Stella80
Oct 18, 2018 7:50 pm

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