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

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

Hi All, Have been out to site regularly, but only really started paying attention to the brickwork recently, and noticed a bunch of things. Am I being picky? How should…

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samtk
Oct 18, 2021 10:48 pm

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

KH has the display home Glenleigh41 at box Hill. The upstairs living/sitting space was modified - Its got the skylights and a wall divide the sitting room small to allow…

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nearC
Oct 18, 2021 10:09 pm

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

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

Feedback on dining, family, kitchen

Make the family room have big windows and keep kitchen and dining the same. Light is key to making a place worth spending time in. Consider tv and lounge placement for…

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madaxle
Oct 18, 2021 9:24 pm

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

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Hey, Dorchester is a nice plan. I will try to answer your question to the best I can. While I have not made any wall movements in Canterbury Grand, we made few NSVs…

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cangransecond
Oct 18, 2021 8:26 pm

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

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

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

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?
VIC

Hi All, New member to homeone! I am looking to build our dream home with one of the many large home builders in Melbourne Victoria. I'm currently looking at Metricon,…

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Brooke 13
Oct 18, 2021 5:46 pm

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Structural drawings get stamped as part of the approval along with Hydraulics, landscape, basix etc

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Ashington Homes
Oct 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Ashington Homes

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

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

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
15 h

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

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

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 h

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 h

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 h

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

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

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

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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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1004
SaveH2O
Oct 17, 2021 5:55 pm
SaveH2O
Allnamesrgone
Allnamesrgone
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
17 October

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

The AAC cladding product is fine, but the render systems in the market place do not provide joint protection. The AAC is rarely installed correctly. A lot of AAC…

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Pedro4137
Oct 17, 2021 10:10 am
Ardo
Ardo
17 October

Assistance with estimating OB cost items

Assistance with estimating OB cost items

Plasterboard $25m2 this is the actual plasterboard not floor space. That's supply, install and finish. $8 a linear metre for squareset. Roofing is $75m2 for steel…

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Ardo
Oct 17, 2021 6:11 am
Pulse
Pulse
16 October

Worried about Alfresco pier

Worried about Alfresco pier
VIC
1, 2

I’d rather see the timber and be able to fix any rot etc. I think enclosing it prevents termite inspection and rot inspection, better to replace with galvanised steel…

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Pulse
Oct 16, 2021 9:34 pm
RameshN
RameshN
16 October

Master bedroom layout

Master bedroom layout

It’s a personal choice !! Opt 1 if you are not a big fan of WIR.. Plus, I would recommend creating a study with an addition of a window on both the sides; gives you the…

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RameshN
Oct 16, 2021 6:59 pm
Blonde
Blonde
16 October

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat
1, 2

Looking forward to seeing your plan and build, following along for builds that will be starting soon.

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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Blonde
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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Blonde
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 October

Toilet cistern not filling with water

Toilet cistern not filling with water

The float activates the seal.

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SaveH2O
Oct 16, 2021 6:26 pm
SaveH2O
bexjor
bexjor
16 October

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

How did you both go with Croft Land? parveenkks teeze We are also looking to use them but can't find any reviews

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bexjor
Oct 16, 2021 6:17 pm
Samz_Turra
Samz_Turra
16 October

CDC approval time

CDC approval time

Has anyone had recent experience with NSW planning portal on how long it takes to get a CDC approval for a new development? Our private certifier submitted our application…

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Samz_Turra
Oct 16, 2021 2:46 pm
Thejones88
Thejones88
16 October

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

Thanks mate, I checked with our local council and there is no guidelines to design or gradients. All we can argue is that the driveway is defective as it cannot be used…

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Thejones88
Oct 16, 2021 1:48 pm

Hi, I'm thinking about converting the back of the house into a granny flat of sorts. There's currently a bathroom there, and on the other side of the wall to where the…

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jellybean.egg
Oct 16, 2021 8:45 am

Hi Ecoeco, What do you think about the material of the facade we should go with? Render or weatherboard? And what color do you think it will make a nice standout with…

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vov
Oct 16, 2021 8:43 am

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