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

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons
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Dear ECOECO, Can you please help advise me what the average cost would be to make all my windows (single glaze standard) the low-e glaze? The main purpose I want low-e…

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dom0387
Oct 20, 2021 3:46 am

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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Rizzier
Oct 19, 2021 8:35 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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I am reading through from page 400. On 615 so far and noone has asked yet, so I figure I should. I know it's extra for more then 1 colour of paint internally, but what…

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diepiggy
Oct 19, 2021 8:31 pm

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Hi! Does anyone know roughly when Aussie homes started to get built with chinese building materials? I'm looking at purchasing my first home and want to steer clear of…

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shangxiao
Oct 19, 2021 8:02 pm

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)

BAL Rating - Changed (3rd Variation)
WA

What state are you in? If your in WA send me a PM with the actual site address and I'll let you know if it's in a BAL zone

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Doozer1905
Oct 19, 2021 7:29 pm

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey
VIC

Hi, I updated colours at our instagram https://www.instagram.com/cteafamily/ Feel free to follow. Hope it’s useful.

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makido
Oct 19, 2021 7:08 pm

Hi All, Can I please get some feedback, especially anyone who is a builder/designer/architect to provide some constructive feedback about our plans and what you think…

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dom0387
Oct 19, 2021 6:46 pm

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?
VIC

I haven't built with those builders but have looked into the all and I think it's pretty similar with volume builders. Look at their standard inclusions and what upgrades…

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Blonde
Oct 19, 2021 6:39 pm
Blonde

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
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Max change of grade is 12.5%. 12.5% COG for a summit 15% for a sag There should definitely be a 2M Transition instead of flat for 1.5M. The grade of this transition…

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moudzj
Oct 19, 2021 6:36 pm
Blonde
Blonde
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Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Do you have a picture of your plan? Carlise have great homes. Can't wait to follow along.

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Blonde
Oct 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Blonde

Either east facing or west facing, you will be able to design living areas facing north. If you will be using a volume builder, it just means that it might take you…

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Jason526
Oct 19, 2021 1:29 pm

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

I wouldn't get rid of the west window of Dining either if it looks into your backyard. Blinds can fix summer sun glare. If it's a single level house, you can extend out…

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Jason526
Oct 19, 2021 12:54 pm

Hi all, I am having an issue with my house in Brisbane. A plumber installed a new drain by cutting into an existing downpipe…

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orbitor
Oct 19, 2021 12:26 pm

Colorbond excessive noise. New build assistance required.

Colorbond excessive noise. New build assistance required.

Hey all, We're in a new build and we have this constant noise when ever there is wind. The more wind the longer it goes on for. Had builder out 3 times and been in the…

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Pembo1990
Oct 19, 2021 11:17 am
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ECOECO
Oct 19, 2021 9:14 am
ECOECO
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Savagepuppy
Oct 19, 2021 4:45 am
Paxmundi
Paxmundi
Yesterday

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

We just moved into a new home in Melbourne (only several months old). We have a bathroom ensuite and a living area upstairs. The laundry is separated from the ensuite by a…

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Paxmundi
Oct 18, 2021 9:31 pm
bashworth
bashworth
Yesterday

Current timber wait time

Current timber wait time

I was in my local Bunnings last week and they didn't have a single stick of 70 x 35 framing timber in stock longer than 900mm.

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bashworth
Oct 18, 2021 8:46 pm
bashworth
JulieRousseau
JulieRousseau
Yesterday

Replacing windows and adding new ones

Replacing windows and adding new ones

Hello everyone, We are planning to replace most/all of the windows in our new house. Since we moved here from Germany 3 years ago, I am not quite sure how to start the…

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JulieRousseau
Oct 18, 2021 6:41 pm

Hi, We have a 100 year old weatherboard house, with very old chalking (what I assume…

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cam910
Oct 18, 2021 6:40 pm
martin77
martin77
Yesterday

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Removal of Basix required water tank (NSW(

Hi, I have recently bought a new townhouse which has a small backyard. Due to Basix requirements there are 3 x 2.5 meter water tanks which take up a large part of the…

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martin77
Oct 18, 2021 6:39 pm
aliansari
aliansari
Yesterday

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Hi Kevin, Are you also buying or bought a H&L package with Signature?

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aliansari
Oct 18, 2021 6:31 pm

Is this reasonable for Tiger tails. Anyway way I can reduce this?

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firstimebuild
Oct 18, 2021 2:45 pm

With existing plumbing and windows, it's very difficult to add another room. If you are prepared to re-do all plumbing and windows, you might be able to add another…

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Jason526
Oct 18, 2021 2:36 pm

Icon Homes

Icon Homes
NSW

Yes. I think it all depends who your site supervisor is.

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Better regulation
Oct 18, 2021 2:33 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
18 October

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Cheers thanks. We had been planning this for a while and looking for the right property at the same time. This opportunity presented itself so we jumped on it.

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KnockItDown
Oct 18, 2021 12:57 pm
KnockItDown
Elle Dee
Elle Dee
18 October

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question

Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay -Schedule 2 question
VIC

Hi Randy, trying to get an understanding of airport overlay requirements. Regarding the windows/sliding doors was normal double glazing not enough to be acceptable for…

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Elle Dee
Oct 18, 2021 12:36 pm
chippy
chippy
18 October

Garage wall construction

Garage wall construction

There are a number of reasons. Where are you building? Is the garage a zero lot wall? Are there eaves on the side of the garage?

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chippy
Oct 18, 2021 11:29 am
chippy
Jason526
Jason526
18 October

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Oh hi, this post again. Perhaps you can swap your Leisure with one of the bedrooms? I'd swap Leisure area with either Bed 2 or Bed 4. After swapping, reduce the size of…

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Jason526
Oct 18, 2021 10:16 am
grbeattie
grbeattie
18 October

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Canterbury Grand Deluxe

Hey there, The Canterbury Grand looks amazing! Were there any issues adding the window to the pantry or ceiling speakers? Did you extend any walls/add doors…

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grbeattie
Oct 18, 2021 9:55 am
Ardo
Ardo
18 October

Builder for lockup only, owner takes over to complete home?

Builder for lockup only, owner takes over to complete home?

I don't think it's unrealistic. Builders are not interested in missing out on margins gained by making other trades do the work. After lockup it's all cream.

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Ardo
Oct 18, 2021 8:23 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
18 October

WC waterproofing and floor waste

WC waterproofing and floor waste

Thats not in the BCA, refer to AS3500

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Bimbob
Oct 18, 2021 8:19 am
Bimbob
Bimbob
18 October

Exposed reo/rebar advice

Exposed reo/rebar advice

An engineer isnt need for this repair

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Bimbob
Oct 18, 2021 8:15 am
Louise62
Louise62
18 October

Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

Please don’t as they have poor workmanship and poor response to requests for repairs

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Louise62
Oct 18, 2021 6:50 am
Omearahawks
Omearahawks
18 October

Developer cut and fill

Developer cut and fill

HI Guys/Girls, We purchased a block of land from a developer that had already had a cut and fill, the contract includes fences to boundary, the cut that was done has…

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Omearahawks
Oct 18, 2021 6:26 am
Legend73
Legend73
18 October

Potential stormwater issue

Potential stormwater issue

Hi all, I am in the initial design stage of building a home on my block of land in a well established inner Melbourne suburb. My block is 10 metres wide and 44 metres…

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Legend73
Oct 18, 2021 4:32 am
pmacca
pmacca
17 October

Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

G'day everyone, I am looking for some advice on demolition and removal of an existing waffle slab. Background is that it was an owner builder project and the owner got…

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pmacca
Oct 17, 2021 10:53 pm
Kaypee
Kaypee
17 October

SBG Superior building group

SBG Superior building group

Anyone currently building their house with SBG? For us it's been close to 1 year since they started our build ( single storey house), so many delays and issues, even now…

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Kaypee
Oct 17, 2021 10:52 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 October

Incorrect concrete pad level where water tank sits

Incorrect concrete pad level where water tank sits

There is more HH when relating to a charged RWT system (from gutter to top of tank or to the water level if plumbed with a Supadiverta system). This is different to a…

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SaveH2O
Oct 17, 2021 5:55 pm
SaveH2O
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
17 October

How to split levels

How to split levels

It's bright because I hate dark houses and the kitchen is the brightest room in the house, it is in the middle of the house with no window, but it does have an 800mm…

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Allnamesrgone
Oct 17, 2021 5:33 pm
grbeattie
grbeattie
17 October

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible
VIC

I just saw the Colorbond option on the Spectra site, just not sure if it is a no-charge option or if it comes at a cost. I understand that the salespeople can't say yes…

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grbeattie
Oct 17, 2021 3:01 pm
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grbeattie
Oct 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Zorson
Zorson
17 October

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Thank you Pedro4137, Correct, Hebel 75mm weighs around 60kg per m2 to 21kg per m2 Scyon Stria cladding 16mm thick. Big difference... We have decided to go with the cladding :)

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Zorson
Oct 17, 2021 2:25 pm
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Jacinta Rich
Oct 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Kelmartian
Kelmartian
17 October

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

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

We are building the Nouveau. We strongly considered the evoke but when it was sighted it was a few metres longer and didn’t leave enough of a backyard. From memory…

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Kelmartian
Oct 17, 2021 10:22 am

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