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Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 561, 562, 563

I will be doing this at some point but didn't do it via Wisdom. Plan on getting a ZWave controller and dimmers so I can easily control things around the house.

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Jordann
Jun 25, 2018 8:30 am
Jordann

Clean fill wanted Perth

Clean fill wanted Perth

Hi there are you still chasing fill

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Jace2004
Jun 25, 2018 8:28 am

Some pics from last week...a but late in posting but there were a few days when no work was done at site. The Sm said its because there was a delay with the frame…

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excited_builders
Jun 25, 2018 8:25 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 m

Any Questions on Windows and Doors, incl. Energy & Acoustics

Any Questions on Windows and Doors, incl. Energy & Acoustics

Hi I don't get many questions these days. There is a lot of information and misinformation on the forum, I can add to information and correct misinformation, just…

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ECOECO
Jun 25, 2018 8:24 am
ECOECO

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

I haven't done nothing at the moment. I am just waiting for the builder to give me the complete price to talk to the bank.

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InvincibleInDN
Jun 25, 2018 8:19 am
InvincibleInDN

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

Sounds good, but remember, when you wanna sell it, council and solicitor checking it, hence you may need to pay after.

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wentworth33
Jun 25, 2018 7:37 am

FlameZone cladding?

FlameZone cladding?

Thanks! I did find this brochure online too but it's not 100% clear to me. I've emailed JH for clarification on what can and can't be used in their fireproof wall systems.

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Marieke
Jun 25, 2018 7:30 am
CC7
CC7
1 h

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD

If they are in the system it should be correct. I know we asked but our Sales assistant said ‘no but they kinda are recessed’ I don’t know. I would recommend her to…

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CC7
Jun 25, 2018 7:23 am
CC7

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1, 2, 3

Our Sunset clause date is 30th June. I am not confident that registration will happen by then. If we don’t register by then, we or the developer can rescind the…

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GL1970
Jun 25, 2018 7:09 am

Rawson Windermere

Rawson Windermere
ACT
1, 2

Did you have carpet for the upstairs area? What are Rawson's standard carpets like, are they any good? Thanks Steeden

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Steeden
Jun 25, 2018 7:03 am
TCJ
TCJ
2 h

Bahama 33

Bahama 33

Thanks! Our SS told us last week that the tiling and painting will be done at the end of July and that our completion date is going to be earlier than we first expected…

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TCJ
Jun 25, 2018 6:29 am

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35

FOWLER HOMES BELMONT 35
NSW

Lock stage... Roof complete Gutters done Upper bricks clean Plumbing rough in done ... Waiting on electrical rough ins Lower brick cleans

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edestus
Jun 24, 2018 10:30 pm
Amish
Amish
11 h

Internal wall thickness

Internal wall thickness

I think it is also dependant on what material, eg: The outside of my steel frame was 90mm and the internal was 75mm. (or something to that nature)

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Amish
Jun 24, 2018 9:49 pm
Renman
Renman
11 h

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

U will m love living in your own house and have all the space to yourselves.

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Renman
Jun 24, 2018 9:32 pm
Renman

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 368, 369, 370

Hmm. Does that include light surface cleaning of the carpet? I thought of going over mine with my crosswave...

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emmyawards
Jun 24, 2018 9:07 pm
k3nnis
k3nnis
12 h

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 76, 77, 78

Ok. You’re gonna furnish the house before they hand over :) looks like you’re faster than your SS :) Wow you moved out in 2015! 3 years ago! I don’t think I could be…

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k3nnis
Jun 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Renman
Renman
12 h

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 87, 88, 89

We used the form underlay as suggested and put cardboard on top and it seem to do the job for now.

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Renman
Jun 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Renman
Bels
Bels
14 h

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

There are some models of Actron Air which allow connection of standard thermostats/smart thermostats to control the unit over the proprietary Actron controller. You'd…

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Bels
Jun 24, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi Guys, I am building a Eden Brae Bristol 31 (Double Storey) in Schofields, NSW. The lot is 12.5 x 34 deep. The house width is 10.7m I have a question on House…

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Niel07
Jun 24, 2018 6:35 pm

site cleaning charge before build commence

site cleaning charge before build commence

Site scrape should be part of your normal sites costs so I wouldnt expect an extra charge for them to do that.

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blackcat20
Jun 24, 2018 5:10 pm
blackcat20
shazaw
shazaw
16 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Best to check out with electrician. If it is still working should be fine but check it regularly. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Tamm
Tamm
16 h

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi guys, For anyone building the Bristol can you please tell me if you were able to add extra depth to the garage? We’ve widened the garage by 1 metre but are concerned…

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Tamm
Jun 24, 2018 4:38 pm

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

I think she work for Metronest homes... I guess...

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patel1783
Jun 24, 2018 4:09 pm
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ozmonkeyoy
Jun 24, 2018 3:57 pm
ozmonkeyoy

Fridge problems - dangerous?

Fridge problems - dangerous?

that is just a refrigerant line i suspect someone got the copper too hot brazing it from a repair

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aussieta
Jun 24, 2018 3:53 pm
aussieta

GJ Gardner Bundanoon 282 - WE HAVE KEYS

GJ Gardner Bundanoon 282 - WE HAVE KEYS
NSW

We have thanks Marz, loving the House and space! Congrats on the start of your build, look forward to following along.

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dillongl
Jun 24, 2018 3:48 pm
dillongl

Finally have some news we got our commencement letter on the 12th June while we were away on holidays. So it was great to see when we got home yesterday that our…

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marz1983
Jun 24, 2018 2:59 pm

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Wow you build seems to coming along very nicely, everything looks great. We are having the highland blackheath bricks too.

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marz1983
Jun 24, 2018 2:49 pm

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder
1, 2

OMG, you also! $15 is right down there. Do we have $5 anyone? Going once. Going twice.....

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SaveH2O
Jun 24, 2018 2:47 pm
SaveH2O
k3nnis
k3nnis
18 h

Home automation

Home automation
NSW

Cool. Yeah you should have plenty :) My dining pendant has 20 globes lol.

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k3nnis
Jun 24, 2018 2:30 pm
Jacks
Jacks
19 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Thanks kjane! I followed your advise and left a message for Kerry and he called me back and I'm heading there on Tuesday to have a look so that will help us decide if we…

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Jacks
Jun 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Ivy1
Ivy1
19 h

Painting external brick house

Painting external brick house

Has anyone painted there brick house? Professionally or diy?

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Ivy1
Jun 24, 2018 1:55 pm
CC7
CC7
19 h

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

haha, hopefully they aren't too nosy when you move in though

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CC7
Jun 24, 2018 1:44 pm
CC7

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes. If it hadn't been for Metropolis going to the press about incorrectly installed multilayer gas pipes I would never have been able to get this problem rectified…

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Liliana
Jun 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

And yes, if you still want to use MLV, best way will be to cover the full section of the pocket wall between gyprock and studs.

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2018 11:55 am
shazaw
shazaw
21 h

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Ohhh no! Just as well your drive way slope to the street. If that’s happen to me all concrete will be in the garage.

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 11:48 am

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?
NSW

Shale grey looks almost white once up in the roof. I think it’s the light that reflects onto it that lightens the colour.

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mj-mac4
Jun 24, 2018 11:41 am
mj-mac4
nada17
nada17
22 h

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 85, 86, 87

Hi guys, I went to see our site yesterday. The ground floor frame is done. Hopefully they will finish the 1st floor and roof next week. Our SS confirmed that. All looks…

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nada17
Jun 24, 2018 11:13 am

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Assuming you have planning approvals? Then It depends on Type of Balcony, Location, Materials , Engineering->Spans, Cost,etc Large Balconies are best Designed & Built…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 24, 2018 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Bridgetwitch
Bridgetwitch
Yesterday

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Looks great! So happy for you ❤️ - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Jun 23, 2018 10:07 pm
Bridgetwitch
SW2772
SW2772
Yesterday

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow... i have really enjoyed looking at yr updates aphsta... Thanks for the heads up on some of the upgrade costs. we have been investigating building the Avalon Altona…

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SW2772
Jun 23, 2018 9:53 pm

The house is elevated so there is about 4ft space below floor. When bath/ shower cubicle is removed we expect that the ceiling will need to be re-sheeted. Tiles cover…

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mrs mozz
Jun 23, 2018 9:10 pm

quick update the build is slowly progressing well. we've just finished the garage roof, framing is well underway with 90% of the wall frames done, will move onto the roof…

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frankily
Jun 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Plan sitting on our block which finally goes to settlement this Friday after a year of waiting!!! Front elevation showing facade. Floor plan :)

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sarahmarie
Jun 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 852, 853, 854

Getting rather excited now. 5 months in and I feel we are so close to finish (but so far!) We are in the final stage. Painting has been done, electrical fitout, render.…

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Laura Ireland
Jun 23, 2018 8:01 pm
sanny
sanny
23 June

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hi All, This forum has been not been active for a while. Hope everyone is having their house built moved in. I thought I will say hello to all and if you could share their…

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sanny
Jun 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Binderella
Binderella
23 June

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Hi there! Joining in to follow along. We're using the Bloom Blend tile in our ensuite as a feature wall, so am keen to see photos of how yours is looking. Am also now…

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Binderella
Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm

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