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Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick

Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick
NSW

Would you have had an answer if they had? This is something you should be proactive about. The biggest issue with dispute resolution is to come to a conclusion, so it…

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arcadelt
Nov 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
35 m

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Also check with your council re: maximum land coverage. You may not be able to extend your current house’s footprint. There are 2-3 councils in Victoria that the town…

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Gaudi
Nov 15, 2018 6:57 pm

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

The vendor's new solictor is saying "registration is likely to occur on about 23 November 2018 and as such, settlement will be required to take place within 21 days of…

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bps18
Nov 15, 2018 6:31 pm
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Natasha93
Nov 15, 2018 6:11 pm

M-class Slab on P class soil

M-class Slab on P class soil
1, 2

Unlikely to change if they already have recommended screw piles before knock down.Problem happens when they don't recommend deep footings after the initial soil test while…

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insider
Nov 15, 2018 6:01 pm
insider

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hi AIB, I've been thinking about your ducting problem, and I can't believe Rawson think that is acceptable and presented it to you, instead of solving the problem and…

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luxbuild
Nov 15, 2018 5:54 pm

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hows things going now sparky? Should be just about done yeah?

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 5:26 pm

Termites

Termites

just to update l took a pitcute of what l thought was terminates and emailed it to pest contolers and they said they are fairly sure its not termites so l should be OK

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jimbo73
Nov 15, 2018 5:06 pm

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things done by Builder that I could have organised myself: Carpeting because they had great prices and requires minimal…

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

In our case for two windows, due to overlooking issues, yes

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Drew01
Nov 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Drew01

rain shower head

rain shower head

From memory it is available as chrome and it was either $600 or $900 for that and installing etc, but i could also be very wrong as well.

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GarethB
Nov 15, 2018 4:39 pm
GarethB

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

My personal opinion is that there’s way too much emphasis put on bedrooms having lots of natural light. Every lifestyle show on tv it seems has people going into…

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gillybean
Nov 15, 2018 4:32 pm
gillybean

Hi Everyone, Seeking some information on possible options on a down-pipe issue. In short, the builder overlooked the cladding interfering with a proposed down-pipe.…

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Vargon
Nov 15, 2018 4:09 pm
kks
kks
4 h

Timber posts?

Timber posts?

"OK lads, Let's pop down the green shed and pick up a bit 'o treated pine for the job." Is there a Hazard Zone rating for the timber somewhere in the specs?

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kks
Nov 15, 2018 3:54 pm

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone

Info & tips for those building in BAL40 and Flame Zone
NSW
1, 2

Hello Everyone, It is an older topic but someone could benefit from this in the future. We have a building system www.panelup.com.au which works really well in Bush…

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PanelupSystems
Nov 15, 2018 1:53 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

I suppose most obvious ones yes, but someone looking closely to every detail, highly unlikely that a SS will do it. Some used inspector to find many dummy tiles, other…

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absep19
Nov 15, 2018 1:50 pm

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build

Coral Homes / Milan 24 / South Brisbane - First build
ACT

Land settled. DA lodge 13 November 2018. Final colour selection variation yet to come back. Been 2 weeks now. Now the fun begins... the waiting game

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katsudon98
Nov 15, 2018 1:16 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!

Metricon Winchester 28- Keys!
VIC
1 ... 56, 57, 58

I hear you - we've got a border collie arriving mid-January... We may even stick with what we've got for a bit

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Drew01
Nov 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Drew01
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arcadelt
Nov 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Mk88
Mk88
7 h

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?

Has anyone built with JKW Constructions in Brisbane?
QLD

Hey. I've just signed a contract with JKW! Here's the facts. They build such quality high end homes with the high end products etc on every build. Therefore no other…

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Mk88
Nov 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC

Building Arden Homes Genoa Verve 26 in North East VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Most things are in now, I will see to some pictures when I am home tonight from work!

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Kollosche
Nov 15, 2018 11:39 am

Walkway in Elara

Walkway in Elara

Hi guys, does anyone had any idea as to when council wil built up walkway on florebunda Parade in elara. Thanks

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Dreamz resl estste
Nov 15, 2018 11:31 am

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?
NSW
1, 2

MikeW, Thank you for reply. I hope everything goes well for you and to hear back when you get Keys to the house. :) Thanks.

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Hondo
Nov 15, 2018 11:21 am

Refund for work not completed to contract

Refund for work not completed to contract
NSW

Hello, Just wanted to see what other people have done. We are building with a project builder and once our "colours" were signed off we were told any changes would incur a…

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Molly2018
Nov 15, 2018 11:12 am
bank
bank
9 h

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram

Building Delta(Bliss/ Facade) JG King Shepparton north (Gram
VIC

This is good! I think you get more attention when they have multiple builds to visit in a location. We were on our own for all of our build and the rest of our SS's…

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bank
Nov 15, 2018 10:52 am
bank

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

Ill keep an eye out thanks for the tip. I guess thats why they charge so much for the upgrades :)

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steel
Nov 15, 2018 10:32 am
Manj
Manj
9 h

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 6, 7, 8

honeydee yes DJM was through the builder ..NHI are really good too, however the days we wanted them to come out for pre pour they couldn’t organise an inspector so we…

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Manj
Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am
Manj

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 666, 667, 668

Solar - My husband calculated our needs based on our energy usage, household size, and future battery use (to hopefully not utilise the grid) etc and determined we needed…

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becks81
Nov 15, 2018 9:59 am

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Yes thank you it does help. I'll look at options such as using by builders site supervisor. I have time to think this through so will plan approepreiately

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MrChelseaFC
Nov 15, 2018 9:32 am
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libran_59
Nov 15, 2018 8:28 am

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

Landscaping is at a standstill atm. We are waiting for the updated plans to include the second concrete pour to send through to them to start the designing. Looking at…

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AlCaLuJo2
Nov 15, 2018 6:52 am

Wrap around stairs instead of balustrade and hand rail off h

Wrap around stairs instead of balustrade and hand rail off h

I have a 6mtr long verandah, 1.2mtr high off ground level with a 7 tread staircase going to ground level. I have a spa sitting by itself on ground level about 1.5mt away…

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tommygee
Nov 15, 2018 12:54 am
Drew01
Drew01
21 h

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

That's normal, we had to pay a bit extra to have our windows dropped 185mm

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Drew01
Nov 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Drew01

Splashback, electrical and plumbing done today. Can't wait to get in their to pt my lights correctly. Hoping to get electrician to pull down the bubble pendants further. I…

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pandibabi
Nov 14, 2018 10:22 pm
pandibabi

Building our first home in Tasmania

Building our first home in Tasmania

Is this your first experience in building such projects? If yes, then you should take care of the construction plan in advance, taking into account all the details and…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 10:19 pm
alexsandro13

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks 31sacramento. Please post a link to your thread so that I can follow your build too. We are a few steps behind you. Will look for guidance from you. All the best…

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HoneyDee
Nov 14, 2018 10:15 pm
HoneyDee

Importing kitchen from China

Importing kitchen from China

Exactly! China's products can be more usefull than American or European. They also can do anything with the kitchen, including developing additional for it, like flying…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 10:13 pm
alexsandro13
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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 10:10 pm
alexsandro13
Ezza78
Ezza78
22 h

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hope you get the and windows then!

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Ezza78
Nov 14, 2018 9:44 pm

Hi all, Would love some opinions on our extension. We're adding an 8m extension on our 70's weatherboard cottage (existing 12m frontage) as per the photo. The current…

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felix_deLarge
Nov 14, 2018 7:49 pm

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179

The Avenues Land Release at Austral NSW 2179
NSW
1, 2, 3

Any Update Guys, Last time I heard the stage 2 will be end of Q1 2019 now.

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kimzhang570
Nov 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Becs Coral
Becs Coral
Yesterday

Fencing dispute.

Fencing dispute.

Hi Becs, would the name of that unmentioned suburb commence with a "C"?

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Becs Coral
Nov 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Becs Coral

M and I have just had a huge arguement with our defects manager regarding the state of our replacement doors. What is called honeycombing can be seen on all the new doors.…

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bumblebee1985
Nov 14, 2018 6:26 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
Yesterday

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 758, 759, 760

We are currently in construction so don’t have any photos yet but James Treble said that he would chose Gemini Silver over Winter Ice due to the fact that that Gemini…

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wongbruce
Nov 14, 2018 4:46 pm
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brokenstick
Nov 14, 2018 1:15 pm
brokenstick
yasir_fnd
yasir_fnd
Yesterday

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes

Building Hamilton 230 with mimosa homes
VIC
1, 2, 3

had my PCI on 8th NOV.. Darbecca guy found a lot of defects including one which would take a long time to fix ( door not aligned with ceiling) . SS advised it might take…

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yasir_fnd
Nov 14, 2018 12:14 pm

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