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Insulate on top of bondek

Insulate on top of bondek

Hi all, the back half of our new house that is soon to begin construction will have a suspended slab using bondek formwork (slope in the back part of the block). Given…

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bild2019
Mar 22, 2019 11:47 pm

New home build - Custom Design WA

New home build - Custom Design WA
1, 2

Sorry chippy but you are wrong, the last builder I worked for got pinged for it by the building commission, we had an order to rectify it, hardly any builders do it, but…

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Doozer1905
Mar 22, 2019 11:33 pm

window size to ceiling height

window size to ceiling height
VIC

Hi, I will have 3 meter ceilings in our new house, but I dont know how high my windows should go. Could I get away with 2400 high or should they be 2700 high to keep the…

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Whereisnat
Mar 22, 2019 11:29 pm

Need feedback on our floor plan

Need feedback on our floor plan
1, 2

Is there a way we can make the void bigger?

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TimBone
Mar 22, 2019 11:27 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 763, 764, 765

Thanks Bruce. Its good to hear from you after a long time.

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Iftekhar
Mar 22, 2019 11:23 pm

Knock down rebuild builders

Knock down rebuild builders

We originally looked at Cunningham custom homes, they tend to specialise in acreage homes, however I think they’ll build a beautiful if somewhat traditional home. They…

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gogo65
Mar 22, 2019 10:30 pm
gogo65
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Fred C
Mar 22, 2019 10:05 pm

Hey everyone! Long time lurker but have never posted before. We started planning our build in November of 2017, saving to build what we wanted. We almost went with a…

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Perchance
Mar 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Perchance
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Tash801
Mar 22, 2019 9:37 pm
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MrsAJ
Mar 22, 2019 9:33 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
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Little fixes have been happening this week. Shelf in kitchen replaced (it was too narrow), and missing weep holes installed.

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blackcat20
Mar 22, 2019 9:33 pm
blackcat20

March 21 and 22 - Roof Day 2 and 3 Going together quickly. Couple of little hiccups, but I'm sure they'll get sorted.

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thme
Mar 22, 2019 9:08 pm

Building with Masterton

Building with Masterton

Hi all, looking for some clarification and advice. I am building with Masterton and so far so good. Bricklayer recently completed and today the roof tiles were delivered.…

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Fred C
Mar 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Aga
Aga
5 h

Verdant Hill Tarneit

Verdant Hill Tarneit
1, 2

Do you guys think it's true?

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Aga
Mar 22, 2019 7:20 pm

Would anyone know why my driveway has come up with white marks on some sections? My driveway is about 6 months old & has been sealed by our builder. Just curious if…

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Chinoandbebe
Mar 22, 2019 4:55 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Has anyone here outsourced the flooring? Would you please share your experiences even in a private message? Thank you

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MickeyDonald
Mar 22, 2019 4:18 pm

Site scrape down today - looks to be almost finished. So hard to see exactly how large slab will be and how much backyard we will have. So glad things have finally started!

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shokel1975
Mar 22, 2019 4:12 pm
shokel1975
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alt
Mar 22, 2019 4:11 pm
alt

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 418, 419, 420

I had to use a lawyer to assist in dealing with Metricon last year when I identified multiple serious defects in their work about 2/3 of the way through the build. The…

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Norfolk
Mar 22, 2019 2:45 pm

Hebel Or Bricks

Hebel Or Bricks
1, 2

Hebel def has it's benefits - thermal and insulation properties as well as a better fire rating. A single storey home you could potentially finish in a couple of days…

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Supercharger
Mar 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Supercharger

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Builder Background Check - How to do???

Hi, In Victoria, the specialist homeowner Builder search agency is Builder Background Checks Victoria: "What We Do. We empower consumers by providing covering the key…

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Builder Checks
Mar 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Yara
Yara
11 h

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 719, 720, 721

That looks like a lot of water. It may take longer for the cement to cure? I am guessing you already have an independent inspector check it too? Exciting.

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Yara
Mar 22, 2019 1:21 pm
Yara
Yara
11 h

Building with wisdom homes

Building with wisdom homes

I know what you mean... I am in a similar situation...

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Yara
Mar 22, 2019 1:12 pm
darb74
darb74
11 h

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Are they 'Essential' or 'Signature' series windows? Also what is your glazing for these windows? 8cm sounds ridiculous for the max opening. One potential easy fix is to…

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darb74
Mar 22, 2019 12:52 pm
darb74

First home owner grant

First home owner grant

Hi D.LAM, It depends on the state you live in and the time you signed your contract. I can shed some light on the Victorian Grants and how they work having gone through…

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Sir Salty
Mar 22, 2019 12:48 pm

Renovation Budget Help

Renovation Budget Help

Hi All, The property market slumped has offered a unique opportunity for us to buy a solid double brick home. We estimate it will go for 1.3 million where we are i.e.…

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nick_leeson
Mar 22, 2019 12:43 pm
DaniB
DaniB
14 h

KDR Henley Emporio 43

KDR Henley Emporio 43

not good, thanks for your comment.

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DaniB
Mar 22, 2019 10:18 am

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Oh wow! I was so close to using Alexa myself. I'm glad I went with google. Never heard of doorbird, will check it out, thanks! Sadly because of developer requirements,…

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Freak_Zombie
Mar 22, 2019 9:43 am

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
SA

In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing…

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Norfolk
Mar 22, 2019 8:33 am

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Well finally our slab is getting poured tomorrow! It was boxed up today and our inspector only found 2 issues that were fixed on the spot so that's great. 🀞 it…

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GEOnTREY
Mar 22, 2019 12:50 am

Saratoga Risewill be lodged electronically, this should be an expeditious process. Photographs taken 21/3/19 attached.

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dglasheen01
Mar 21, 2019 11:58 pm
JoePathan
JoePathan
Yesterday

Raised surface at the corner

Raised surface at the corner

No. It's a raised surface....you can feel a bump on rubbing your hand against it

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JoePathan
Mar 21, 2019 11:13 pm
PapaFHB
PapaFHB
Yesterday

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

Burbank Review Vic Melbourne SE

anyone building with Burbank Im about to sign a contract with them any reviews on quality and workmanship

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PapaFHB
Mar 21, 2019 10:36 pm
PapaFHB
PapaFHB
Yesterday

Grandvue Pakenham stage 14B Melbourne SE

Grandvue Pakenham stage 14B Melbourne SE
VIC

Anyone building in this area any news about titling dates

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PapaFHB
Mar 21, 2019 10:17 pm
StanleyRoark
StanleyRoark
Yesterday

Footrest in shower? any ideas?

Footrest in shower? any ideas?

know what you need. You can check out these for bathroom or office use. Their ergonomic design allows you to get the best comfort and experience. The adjustable design…

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StanleyRoark
Mar 21, 2019 9:51 pm
StanleyRoark
Maris
Maris
Yesterday

Metricon Denver 45

Metricon Denver 45

haha yes bedrooms are big and both girls will have BIG robes and our son will have a smaller robe. Our kids all have double beds and one thing i hated when going through…

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Maris
Mar 21, 2019 8:59 pm

Build contract

Build contract

Cool, write your own then.

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sweetswisssteel
Mar 21, 2019 8:03 pm

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA
SA
1, 2

Thanks for the tips :) been taking plenty of pics etc and a vid following the pipes for future references too , also got all that data πŸ‘ hopefully they have done the…

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Tysonandkaylie
Mar 21, 2019 5:44 pm
James-pat9
James-pat9
Yesterday

Bathroom/laundry sink in tiny bathroom

Bathroom/laundry sink in tiny bathroom

It seems like your bathroom is pretty small. BCA states that you should have both sink and laundry tub, It would make difficult to organise space. If your washing machine…

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James-pat9
Mar 21, 2019 4:09 pm
amilelka
amilelka
Yesterday

Help with privacy screen alfresco area

Help with privacy screen alfresco area

A row of large pots with a fast growing shrub such as lillypilly or woolybush. You could also attach shade cloth from your eaves to the fence but plants will grow…

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amilelka
Mar 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Vivek
Vivek
Yesterday

Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"

Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"
NSW
1, 2

Thank you! Our bricks are Blackberry Austral (Wilderness Range), and cladding colour is Taubmans Marble Mist.

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Vivek
Mar 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Vivek
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Yesterday

URBAN MYTHS .... ?

URBAN MYTHS .... ?
1 ... 12, 13, 14

This is it. We see the water from our balcony - we see the land opposite. Do we ask what is going there ? Do we notice the real estate signs ? Do we appreciate the…

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Saint Mike
Mar 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Saint Mike
James-pat9
James-pat9
Yesterday

Bathroom Reno Inspiration...

Bathroom Reno Inspiration...

You have enough space to build beautiful bathroom. But when you choose bathroom design, you need to choose wisely. It is important that you use every corner of space in…

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James-pat9
Mar 21, 2019 2:59 pm
iTool
iTool
Yesterday

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

I think it depends on the reason for the piering. For instance, if they've been specified to address the impacts of a tree of influence (soil drying/shrinkage only)…

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iTool
Mar 21, 2019 2:01 pm
mrcool4
mrcool4
Yesterday

Life Estate - Point Cook

Life Estate - Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Can you please PM me the contact details?

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mrcool4
Mar 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Clean
Clean
21 March

Crack in slab

Crack in slab
QLD

Thanks for your comment. I should tell that your PCI guide is really good.

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Clean
Mar 21, 2019 11:27 am
VTL
VTL
21 March

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Sorry to hear , any of your neighbours have CCTV? See if anyone has been lurking around?

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VTL
Mar 21, 2019 11:22 am
VTL

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