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Glass warranty, phoenix activity, builder vs manufacturer

Glass warranty, phoenix activity, builder vs manufacturer

Hi All, Turns out I am the proud owner of a double glazed window that has spontaneously shattered. I contacted the builder who advised me to touch base with the supplier…

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ponzutwo
Jan 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Mscat
Mscat
35 m

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
1, 2

One question, if they dig out your old concrete slab, do they have to refill the land? If they do what kind of soil they put in? Would it compromise the foundation? How…

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Mscat
Jan 22, 2019 1:37 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 412, 413, 414

To be honest, I'd fix the top of the lattice pieces together, so it looks like you intend it to be permanent, and then see what the surveyor says... Worst case, you might…

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Drew01
Jan 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Drew01
d11n
d11n
2 h

Drainage issue side of house

Drainage issue side of house

Thanks for the advice SaveH2O, In regards to the DPC. Should i request the landscaper to lower the ground level by a minimum of 150mm? That's quite a drop compared to the…

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d11n
Jan 22, 2019 12:26 pm
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shammi329
Jan 22, 2019 11:41 am
shammi329

Second hand ducted aircon

Second hand ducted aircon

We have ducted air in our place but the house is being demolished. Are we able to reuse the aircon in our new house? Would it be worth it or would it be better buying a…

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Wrighto
Jan 22, 2019 11:33 am

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

If we go with the gas HWS then no option but to run off LPG bottles as there is no mains gas supply in the rural area we are building. At this stage we expect the…

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Love your photos. Have you taken any in rooms that have the Karndean vinyl planks?

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 11:04 am

Newport 275

Newport 275
VIC

It's been seven months since fairheaven started our house but still didn't finish the brick work. Feeling so disappointed why they are working so slow. Most of the time…

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sharmin
Jan 22, 2019 10:55 am

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi everyone we have been quoted $8900 for a 57msq aggregate driveway. This is just totally out of budget, and makes me think we could possibly get a better price doing it…

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Rhani89
Jan 22, 2019 8:10 am
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Amanda_Ly
Jan 22, 2019 7:28 am

BURBANK HOMES

BURBANK HOMES

Probably like most people he’s, they saw their daughterisplay home. Not sure anyone would choose a builder just via google!

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 7:20 am
gogo65

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes

Pre DA what does it really tell you likely with Vogue homes
NSW

Hi Paz, I just sent you a quick PM regarding your duplex builder/package search. Regards, Al.

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BuildlifeProjects
Jan 22, 2019 4:35 am

Greetings Everyone ! (Quick Intro)

Greetings Everyone ! (Quick Intro)

Greetings Everyone, I am brand new to this forum thought I'll introduce myself and get the ball rolling here. My name is Al and I'm from Buildlife Projects, a licensed…

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BuildlifeProjects
Jan 22, 2019 3:39 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
13 h

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Using exposed brick for a feature wall

Thank you. I’ve not seen these before, will definitely check them out at the Austral Display centre.

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Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2019 1:36 am
Paz
Paz
15 h

Knock down and rebuild duplex

Knock down and rebuild duplex
NSW

Hey leesah. Hope the build has gone (Or going) well. Who did you end up going with and why?

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Paz
Jan 21, 2019 11:26 pm

Thanks SaveH2O, I was hoping you might respond to my post. The tank manufacturer is Kingspan and that diagram is from their brochure. It should be fairly easy to get the…

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robw17
Jan 21, 2019 11:21 pm

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

I’d love to follow your thread as we are keen on this design/floorplan also. You mentioned you’d put the link in but I can’t seem to find it anywhere??

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Lksinnott
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 pm

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs

Building with Ausbuild at Harrington Estate, Bridgeman Downs
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes I think they’ve been quite quick and mostly did a good job. After painting you’re on the home stretch :)

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Irish16
Jan 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Mec06
Mec06
16 h

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD

Trinity Lux Q1 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hello! We have 2 little inside dogs, 1 is white and the other a light brown and the floors arnt nearly as bad as I wAs expecting, our previous white tiles I thought…

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Mec06
Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Mec06
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WowBingo
Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm
MIM11
MIM11
17 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 696, 697, 698

Hi, Who are you sitting down with. I wish we got to sit with a draftsmans because we’ve had so many drafting issues. We’re had our facade changed randomly, inches…

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MIM11
Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm
rrajm
rrajm
17 h

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Metricon Timber Staircase finish wearing away

Hi All, We are buying a Metricon house with a timber staircase. The house isn't very old but the timber staircase/handrails is already showing wear with the…

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rrajm
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
17 h

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Cheers for that, and good luck with the last stages of your build. 😀

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looks really good. It’s so exciting seeing it all come together. We had our benchtops and sinks go in. Painting was supposed to start today too but it didn’t. Should…

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Tash801
Jan 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
19 h

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Not sure I fully understand your plan to relocate the kitchen..... but the Alfresco would then be enclosed on two sides? For me I would prefer the Alfresco to be more…

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Bebbsy
Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park

New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
NSW
1, 2

Hi landofoz, Congrats for your council approval and CC. Which one is your lot and which builder are you using?

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dipendra
Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 62, 63, 64

We have the handle only on the inside and the normal lock on the outside. All display homes are also similar so not sure how your contract says 2 handles for the stacker…

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excited_builders
Jan 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi Andy, I have used same inspector from Macro. He has listed a long list of issues, most are small, 2 requires bit of work. Rawson is saying, the inspection I had with…

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NDDreamHome
Jan 21, 2019 4:44 pm

Gutter colour

Gutter colour

Have you used a visualiser? There is one on the Carlisle Homes site. Just pick one with a similar facade to yours and then change the colours to what you are thinking. …

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TashPaul
Jan 21, 2019 3:38 pm
TashPaul

Starphire

Starphire

Thanks Doulton777, but I can't seem to find it in your links - could you please double check? Thanks :)

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moniskon
Jan 21, 2019 3:15 pm

East Estate Cranbourne East

East Estate Cranbourne East

Hi All, Thank you for this thread. We are planning to purchase stage 7 at East Estate What are your thoughts? Is any one of you staying at East estate now?

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shawncvaz
Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Aitch
Aitch
Yesterday

Dowell Thermaline - any good?

Dowell Thermaline - any good?

Hi Thurlo86, Moved in 4 weeks ago, windows are not too bad, an obvious upgrade from single glazed, its difficult to say too much not being in for the too long and expect…

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Aitch
Jan 21, 2019 1:33 pm

CDC Clause question.

CDC Clause question.

Hi GLO, I know it has taken a long time for someone to respond but hoping at least someone might get something out of this reply. You are correct that if can build a…

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outlookplanning
Jan 21, 2019 1:19 pm
outlookplanning

Hi there, We are renovating our kitchen and have removed the tiles/splashback off the wall. It has left a thick layer of adhesive that is very uneven and raised out by…

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strivetoexcel
Jan 21, 2019 1:00 pm
steel
steel
Yesterday

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
1, 2

So upstairs walls are in and roofing done. Looks beautiful. Stuck my head upstairs to try and get a feel for the rooms. In some ways it seems much bigger but the MBR and…

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steel
Jan 21, 2019 12:42 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
Yesterday

Landscaping quote! Help!

Landscaping quote! Help!

Do what Joker has suggested... That's how I had got mine. (Not in your area)

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IamSAM
Jan 21, 2019 10:55 am
IamSAM

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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Something is very wrong with this. My experience with VCAT. Cc is that any agreement reached is documented and signed by both parties. Two day cooling off applies if…

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building-expert
Jan 21, 2019 10:47 am
building-expert
MyFirst
MyFirst
Yesterday

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I read cement render can crack more often compare to acrylic. Is that true?

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MyFirst
Jan 21, 2019 9:36 am
MrsJM
MrsJM
Yesterday

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
NSW

I know it’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s definitely the pod. You can when see indentations from where things have bumped it. Sounds like it’s definitely…

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MrsJM
Jan 21, 2019 7:29 am
MrsJM
selva
selva
Yesterday

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

New Home on Block with 2.5m fall

We bit the bullet and bought the block, convenience and location was ideal for our circumstances. Now to work with the land and find a builder to help build our home.…

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selva
Jan 21, 2019 5:08 am
Taniaimran
Taniaimran
Yesterday

Atec stone - any ideas?

Atec stone - any ideas?

I did - he seems to be on a Christmas break I guess so haven’t gotten a reply yet

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Taniaimran
Jan 21, 2019 2:16 am
Taniaimran
kks
kks
20 January

Buy land on high or low side of street?

Buy land on high or low side of street?

Driving through our now developed local average estates, and there are a few, the high side block have a definite visual plus that would appeal to future buyers. Houses…

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kks
Jan 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Tash801
Tash801
20 January

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Did you upgrade the carpet or was it just layed poorly

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Tash801
Jan 20, 2019 9:37 pm
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MrsAJ
Jan 20, 2019 9:25 pm
kks
kks
20 January

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Rumbles around, too, that we are going see some Western Sydney land-bank sales at highly reduced prices through 2019. If so, there will be flow-on to the retail pricing structure.

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kks
Jan 20, 2019 9:22 pm

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