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Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

New construction has to meet minimum standards to comply with energy efficiency guidelines, I thought. If the above is the case, I doubt if ceiling fans would meet the…

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wagga123
Oct 22, 2021 5:13 pm

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Hi all I have an old 1.5 acre house in Templestowe (Melbourne). I'm in the very early stages of thinking whether we should renovate vs knockdown rebuild vs just sell and…

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glutamic
Oct 22, 2021 5:04 pm

Flu vent on roof

Flu vent on roof

Hi All. Long time since I've been here since the pandemic. Hope all are well. Gas Heating New gas heater and flu were installed to premises, but there is no vent on the…

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wagga123
Oct 22, 2021 4:48 pm
aang
aang
39 m

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

Your pics look great wellbuild! Almost reaching the finishing line now :) can I pls ask if your wardrobes are the standard inclusions or did you add extra to it?

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aang
Oct 22, 2021 4:41 pm

If you need a separate powder room, you could possibly carve out some space in the laundry. The existing laundry dimensions look quite generous with lots of potentially…

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mockkie
Oct 22, 2021 3:20 pm

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

In that case, it is at least 6x more expensive than market rate. Generally you should not be paying more than $50 per sqm even in Sydney.

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alexp79
Oct 22, 2021 2:58 pm

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work
WA

Hi to all of you, I am new to this forum but I would like to have more information about the experience to work with Home Group in Perth WA. They have amazing designs and…

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Chana463
Oct 22, 2021 1:18 pm

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

I also did some work for Kate Mcgauchie. Acted very nice and polite. Once I finished the work she stopped answering my calls and refused to pay me. A nasty piece of work.…

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Janey Anne Carter
Oct 22, 2021 11:45 am

Maybe you could swap the Ens and WIR in the original design? Something like this idea. Probably easier for plumbing work too. Ask your designer to re-model them and check…

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Jason526
Oct 22, 2021 11:31 am

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

8months into build, still not to lockup stage - two storey. No communication, but whenever I initiate - it's BS....or threats of shutting down my build…

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Chirpee1
Oct 22, 2021 10:05 am

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Blonde, haven’t got our plans drawn yet. That will happen in the next couple of months I reckon. This is the standard plan https://carlislehomes.com.au/home-desig ...…

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cangransecond
Oct 22, 2021 7:20 am
anura
anura
17 h

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hi Tam Tran We are also looking at building Riviera 54 & just like you we are looking for someone who have built one. How far have you progressed with your building .…

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anura
Oct 22, 2021 12:03 am
Pulse
Pulse
20 h

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

This issue keeps coming up with builds to the boundary. If you are going to build to boundary you have to expect this sort of thing. It is a bit rude for them to drill…

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Pulse
Oct 21, 2021 8:52 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 809, 810, 811

Hi Suzk, how is your building going? how are you finding their progress and quality through the build? are you happy with everything so far? I am also building Mahatthan.

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Flamingo
Oct 21, 2021 6:07 pm
Wokaaa
Wokaaa
23 h

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Looks like stage 11 will register last week of October

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Wokaaa
Oct 21, 2021 5:51 pm

Thanks for your info. We are almost same as i just receive Master drawing V1 today but facade was totally messed up, I have to ask them to redo the drawing. Just…

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chars0974
Oct 21, 2021 5:37 pm
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Dale26
Oct 21, 2021 5:26 pm

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Thank you so much, I am loving some of the changes you have made! I think you have done a much better job than the “architect” I have paid so much to do. I will…

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 5:24 pm

GJ Gardner Montville

GJ Gardner Montville

That’s so exciting! How much did you modify the plan? Also, I’d love to see how it’s all tracking. Have you got your build up on Instagram at all?

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TheCrows
Oct 21, 2021 5:23 pm

I am interested in a piece of land in Fyansford Geelong, 1400SQM with a "too good to be true" price. I understand that sloped blocks come with increased costs to make the…

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trev123
Oct 21, 2021 4:48 pm
navmuk
navmuk
Yesterday

Owner Building in Canberra

Owner Building in Canberra

Hi, We are considering Owner Building in Canberra. I haven't found many recent posts here. Does it mean its super risky to do it Canberra? Would you guys be able to…

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navmuk
Oct 21, 2021 4:23 pm
dom0387
dom0387
Yesterday

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons
1, 2, 3, 4

Its also only 2-3mm thick, some provide thicker up to 5-6mm but cost almost as much as solid timber prices.

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 3:44 pm
annakoh
annakoh
Yesterday

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Ahh that makes sense. Love the setup! Do you mind if I ask roughly how much it cost? We are building a modified Hive, it's something I would love to add into our master…

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annakoh
Oct 21, 2021 3:14 pm
annakoh
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
Yesterday

Toilet cistern not filling with water

Toilet cistern not filling with water

You were right the problem was that 'pig's tail' thing in the shaft deteriorated over time and blocked the water supply. The first plumber I called, looked at it for 2…

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ChrisBirmele
Oct 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Melani123
Melani123
Yesterday

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2

Yes. It make sense and thanks for your reply !

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Melani123
Oct 21, 2021 12:10 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
Yesterday

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

IMO, your brick wall looks perfectly fine. Dont' get too hung up over it. If you go to stare at other people's new build you will be surprised how good yours are. A…

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MyFirst
Oct 21, 2021 10:23 am
Mikaela3105
Mikaela3105
21 October

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey, We’re in pre-construction and have now hit a wall. Things just aren’t happening now, but my client relations specialist is well aware of how I feel right…

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Mikaela3105
Oct 21, 2021 5:15 am
Mikaela3105

My alfresco ceiling has noticeable cracks and ghosting. Is this covered by my builders warranty? Would appreciate any advice as well! I’ve been in my house for 4 years…

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maddisonjean
Oct 21, 2021 2:14 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
21 October

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Individual temperature control in different areas of the home.

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arcadelt
Oct 21, 2021 12:08 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
21 October

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Fore2 for your review comments. I can see the old reviews you write about and I can also see a lot of positive reviews coming through in the past year. So we are…

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Sam B6
Oct 20, 2021 11:12 pm
chippy
chippy
20 October

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Maybe I only work on quality builders sites. I've only ever seen Australian manufactured fibre cement board used on any site I've been on. I wouldn't put it past Chinese…

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chippy
Oct 20, 2021 10:08 pm
chippy
hamish78
hamish78
20 October

Bayside build

Bayside build

Starting to research our future build with an aim to breaking ground in the new year. Currently considering volume builders (carter grange, Thomas archer, lowe) who are…

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hamish78
Oct 20, 2021 8:49 pm
smiatke
smiatke
20 October

Painting asbestos

Painting asbestos

Hi, We recently bought a house and before doing so had a building inspection undertaken. The inspector identified that an upstairs cupboard, which the flue from the…

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smiatke
Oct 20, 2021 8:21 pm
moudzj
moudzj
20 October

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

Your driveway goes from 4%>17%>10%. Your first transition doesn't comply with scraping provision, nor the maximum change of grade of 12.5%. Should be a minimum 8.5%…

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moudzj
Oct 20, 2021 7:44 pm
Jacinta Rich
Jacinta Rich
20 October

Roofing

Roofing

Looking at building the roof of a new building in steel (roof frames, rafters, colourbond sheets). 1. What is the experience of people building and living in a house…

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 20, 2021 6:01 pm
AAAnewbuyer
AAAnewbuyer
20 October

Qartaba Homes

Qartaba Homes

That's scary paid full amount and waiting. I was thinking of box hill NSW. Where did you bought

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AAAnewbuyer
Oct 20, 2021 5:02 pm
AFALDT
AFALDT
20 October

Living with a dark Colourbond roof

Living with a dark Colourbond roof
QLD

Thank you Noname, agree with your points. Certainly not overly concerned, but thought it prudent to see if there were lived experiences we can learn from.

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AFALDT
Oct 20, 2021 4:52 pm
Mick1
Mick1
20 October

Don't build with Metricon

Don't build with Metricon

Our personal experience involved junior trades (some with no prior experience), trades rarely on site, trades not supervised, poor workmanship (gaping holes in roof),…

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Mick1
Oct 20, 2021 3:16 pm

Hey everyone I haven't posted in a few years, but thought I'd ask a question. In our current house some of the outside rendered wall is flaking off. I am thinking of…

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sashatheman
Oct 20, 2021 1:15 pm
sashatheman
mpricecs
mpricecs
20 October

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens

A&L Stacker Door - Home Style Security Screens
NSW

Hi all, Has anyone added the A&L supplied Home Style Security Screens to their A!L stacker doors? If so, what are they like. As good as Crimsafe and Secureview as far as…

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mpricecs
Oct 20, 2021 12:42 pm
biancaC
biancaC
20 October

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

CDC query - AHD & Flood Levels

Hello, could I please get the details also? Thank you

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biancaC
Oct 20, 2021 11:55 am

In the "old" days, it made sense to divert to a toilet to reduce the household use of mains water because back then, cisterns were usually 12/13 litre single flush units.…

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SaveH2O
Oct 20, 2021 11:52 am
SaveH2O
16391840
16391840
20 October

Building with Adenbrook homes

Building with Adenbrook homes

Has anyone recently build with Adenbrook homes? Please provide feedback .

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16391840
Oct 20, 2021 9:31 am

Colorbond excessive noise. New build assistance required.

Colorbond excessive noise. New build assistance required.

Amongst your certified engineering drawings, there should be a wind rating and associated Shear wall and hold down details? I am assuming you are in a high wind load…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 20, 2021 9:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
philimon
philimon
20 October

Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider

Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider

Maybe you need a piece of advice from a professional. I understand why you want a sliding door.

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philimon
Oct 20, 2021 4:47 am
philimon
Smiss
Smiss
20 October

Feedback on floor plan for new home

Feedback on floor plan for new home
VIC

Thankyou oklouise. You addressed the exact points I was looking for, and I really like what you did with the design for the kitchen, Master BR and Media room, bed 3 entrance.

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Smiss
Oct 19, 2021 11:23 pm
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dr341
Oct 19, 2021 10:42 pm
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building-expert
Oct 19, 2021 9:51 pm
building-expert

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