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Bought a 2yr old home, no p-trap in shower

Bought a 2yr old home, no p-trap in shower

Hi all, we recently bought a home which was built in 2016. There is a strong sewer smell coming from the ensuite shower, and after having a look I have realized that there…

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ohgosh
Dec 11, 2018 12:19 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

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

We just got carpeted stairs and had voids deleted and glass removed (my wife was concerned with our young daughter). Think we got $2k ish (id have to check) back for no…

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DR-JEKL
Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm
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gablesrocks
Dec 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forg
Forg
1 h

Help with house plan in particular master bedroom,walk in ro

Help with house plan in particular master bedroom,walk in ro
VIC

On that most recent drawing, can you (*) have double cavity-sliders installed to the Master rather than that little-door-big-door arrangement, (*) get rid of that little…

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Forg
Dec 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forg
Forg
1 h

Builder

Builder

No sorry not au fait with this software/setup and haven't created a thread in so long that I can't go & have a play with it … the new one is probably as good a solution…

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Forg
Dec 11, 2018 10:59 am

Hi, Has anyone build there home with uhomes in Victoria? How was the experience? Are they any good? They are closing there display home in Werribee by mid 2019, they will…

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Frank1234
Dec 11, 2018 10:28 am

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

....I wouldn't hold out for compensation on a Missed Tiling Inspection Report..what's the worst that could happen?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 11, 2018 10:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning

HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
WA

Get back in touch with HGWA and insist they send a tile cleaner out to assess them. It is a known problem. After standing my ground HGWA sent out a tile cleaner to assess…

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Mrsxtro01
Dec 11, 2018 9:41 am

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Thank you, arcadelt and ben888 Just because I am not sure what to put there :D I will change the Sitting Linen to a display bookcase (maybe built in bulkhead). The…

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jamesn
Dec 11, 2018 9:21 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 680, 681, 682

That's a good layout. We added a shower as well in our man39. It's going to be rarely used but tbh I should have made the shower bigger. It's very tight and is only 930 x 930.

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doosra
Dec 11, 2018 8:26 am

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
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Yep, it's the best feeling to see it all happening!! Pool seems ok - though the real test will be when we open it up and clean it at the end 😨 It really is the…

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Newy-Jan
Dec 11, 2018 6:23 am
glenc
glenc
12 h

Mirror installation

Mirror installation

I just bought a mirror: https://m.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/art/90374504/ So it’s 165cm long and 74cm high. I am planning to install it long…

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glenc
Dec 11, 2018 12:48 am
BBJ
BBJ
15 h

Skirting

Skirting

Thank you!

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BBJ
Dec 10, 2018 9:37 pm

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME

Coral Homes – Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD - FRAME
QLD
1, 2, 3

It will have a great effect in my opinion anyway Gareth. We were looking hard at the Lisbon as we were contemplating changing floor plan to reduce our costs a little but…

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Santo65
Dec 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Santo65
Frappe
Frappe
16 h

Electrical quote

Electrical quote

Where are all the sparkies? Have I posted in the wrong forum?

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Frappe
Dec 10, 2018 8:04 pm

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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PRD office level 4 suite 402 10 Century circuit Norwest 18/12 at 6 pm

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Stimpson
Dec 10, 2018 7:48 pm

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the presentation has been postponed. I don't have another date yet but kind of disappointed as we're looking forward to moving. Where…

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CalicoCat
Dec 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Joker
Joker
18 h

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?

Whoever you choose, check the actual builds in your area for a truer picture of what to expect, a good inspector such as this forums building expert is a must, also check…

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Joker
Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm

Storing repurposed timber

Storing repurposed timber

Hi all, my husband and I have been sourcing repurposed timber for use in our build next year. Most are from 100 year old sheds etc. What do you suggest is the best way to…

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JulzSol
Dec 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Kapil
Kapil
18 h

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Carlisle Canterbury 39

Hi Tanz, we are building Canterbury 44 in Truganina Vic. Our Gallery appointment is in Jan 2019. So far we have added Grange facade, Butlers pantry, guest bed to study,…

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Kapil
Dec 10, 2018 6:21 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

We have had some great progress since this was posted Dunk85 Cladding has been installed and painted (although our gutters now have paint on them due to painter not…

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Mish018
Dec 10, 2018 6:15 pm

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?

Anyone building in Ashford Park estate, Werribee?
VIC

I have also now been told March 2019. I drove past a few weeks ago and they have started land works. Hopefully it wont get delayed again.

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Default
Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm
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excited_builders
Dec 10, 2018 5:36 pm

Eden Two Wells SA

Eden Two Wells SA
SA
1, 2

We are stage 6A or 6B one of those.. Apple Tree Lane. Just recieved my Master Plans. Wondering how long the roads will take..

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Jess Hickey
Dec 10, 2018 4:28 pm

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Congratulations on finally finishing your build. Did you buy that champagne or was that from Porter Davis? All we got were keys and a handshake on Friday ;-) Those light…

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fademan
Dec 10, 2018 4:25 pm

extension and bal

extension and bal

Considering adding an extension to my 1986 home, we are in a bushfire overlay area if i build an exetension does the extension need to meet current bal levels does the…

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aussieta
Dec 10, 2018 4:06 pm
aussieta
SejaeD
SejaeD
21 h

Renovation advise

Renovation advise

have you found a builder yet? I have an awesome one if youre still looking

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SejaeD
Dec 10, 2018 3:20 pm

Coral homes garage door height

Coral homes garage door height

Our Coral home has the garage door height same as the front door, so without measuring, I would say 2.1m

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:38 pm
bestspecials

Garage on the boundary

Garage on the boundary
VIC

Our neighbours house is build to boundary and they started building the day we moved in (4 months ago). We left that side of the house where their garage is untouched…

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bestspecials
Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials

Calculation of liquidated damages

Calculation of liquidated damages
VIC

Unfortunately, the builder just ignore us regarding our objection of the calculation. They did not provide any notice of extension or bad weather etc in writing. Guess we…

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Novice 000
Dec 10, 2018 1:46 pm

::surprise:: Oh no! I'm so sorry. That's a shock, she wasn't very old was she? Mali is wonderful and couldn't be more loved! Amity particularly is ridiculously in love, she…

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bank
Dec 10, 2018 1:34 pm
bank

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 60, 61, 62

Geez, . Evap. coolers are pretty simple systems and rarely breaks down.. To get one not working on new house is pretty unlucky? I guess I have to check that too during handover.

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:11 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
23 h

Own build vs employ builder

Own build vs employ builder

I am a builder /developer on larger sites. We do apartments mainly. I am currently building a house and while house construction is fairly simple, it's an extremely time…

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SejaeD
Dec 10, 2018 1:09 pm

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Thanks all, I will try to negotiate something if they do leave it exposed. LOL. I reminded my SS his obligations and his reply was , he's been in the industry for 20 odd…

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MyFirst
Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm
SejaeD
SejaeD
23 h

Asbestose

Asbestose

what city are you in?

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SejaeD
Dec 10, 2018 1:04 pm
onlyann
onlyann
Yesterday

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

Colour consultation cannot happen before the 15/01/2019 because of the Christmas break. I wasn't expecting the build to start until after Christmas to be honest but I…

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onlyann
Dec 10, 2018 12:12 pm
amilelka
amilelka
Yesterday

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

Wow that's a very luxurious looking house! What I would do is imagine your entry is on the top floor - where the void is now. Then reverse the staircase so it leads…

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amilelka
Dec 10, 2018 11:31 am

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
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The grey area is polished cement plaster. It’s basically like normal white set but with cement. The plasters work it till it becomes very smooth.

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kasra nedlands
Dec 10, 2018 10:10 am
kasra nedlands

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail

Occupation Certificate & Interim Occupation Certificate Fail
NSW

I am not familiar with NSW but the general advice is to talk to your certifier to ascertain what exactly the problem is. It seems to be a mixed bag of things to be done by…

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building-expert
Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am
building-expert
ehhc
ehhc
Yesterday

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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Haha no way, couldn’t trust myself to try it. We chose a composite to minimise maintenance but apparently the cons are that it could scratch, and I reckon probably…

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ehhc
Dec 10, 2018 9:00 am
ehhc

Construction doesn’t start until early next year as our builder Rawdon hill closes over Xmas period so everything will be on pause until the new year now. We are…

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Jayy
Dec 10, 2018 8:39 am
Jayy

extending our 1930s something.

extending our 1930s something.

Look fwd to seeing photos Hope you find these loft windows details useful from Heritage renos in North Perth & Guildford, incidentally if done correctly hold their…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 10, 2018 8:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Melos
Dec 10, 2018 8:19 am
jimbob73
jimbob73
Yesterday

Behind vinyl cladding

Behind vinyl cladding

Hi my house is 7 years old and has vinyl cladding, the other day l removed a piece of vinyl cladding to see what was behind, l was expecting there to be plastic sheeting…

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jimbob73
Dec 10, 2018 8:16 am

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Karim I work in greater Melbourne and Geelong areas and yes I have been to Sunshine Coast for special inspections but generally it will work out too expensive FIFO for…

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building-expert
Dec 10, 2018 8:06 am
building-expert

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