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chippy
chippy
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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

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

I have uploaded the PDF file (with dimensions) of the plans here where you can download it - https://ufile.io/fptjbovn Thank you @oklouisde for your reply - I appreciate…

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dom0387
Oct 20, 2021 9:12 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How about you go back and take photos of a display home and compare if you have same quality or less

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building-expert
Oct 20, 2021 11:35 am
building-expert
SuzK
SuzK
12 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

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

No, we paid $600 for the light grey on walls but media room was $750 for black (incuding ceiling)

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SuzK
Oct 20, 2021 10:39 am

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
Rudy
Rudy
13 h

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

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

Hello, I haven't been here for a while as we finished our house and been in it for few years now. I thought I share the outcome here. We have around 35 PVC windows all…

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Rudy
Oct 20, 2021 9:27 am
Rudy

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
23 h

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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Rizzier
Oct 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
Yesterday

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
makido
makido
Yesterday

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
Blonde
Blonde
Yesterday

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
Blonde
Blonde
Yesterday

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
Jason526
Jason526
Yesterday

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
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 October

Super house windows and doors

Super house windows and doors

Thank you Bill

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ECOECO
Oct 19, 2021 9:14 am
ECOECO
Savagepuppy
Savagepuppy
19 October

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

I thought so too, thanks for the clarification. :)

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Savagepuppy
Oct 19, 2021 4:45 am
Paxmundi
Paxmundi
18 October

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
18 October

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
18 October

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
18 October

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
18 October

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

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