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Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3

Yep. My favourite bimboy posts are the ones where somone asks a basic question and he provides a response that doesn't even adress the question an gives the good ol…

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Noname
Nov 27, 2021 10:10 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
VIC

I started my journey December last year and still waiting for the final variations. They are extremely slow. It took them 6 weeks for every change request

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987
ng31l
Nov 27, 2021 7:17 pm

Need Help

Need Help

Hi my name is Helen and I am a newbie as far as building a house. The house I want to build is a steel frame with vertical cladding. Will be going owner builder. My…

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help008
Nov 27, 2021 2:09 pm

Fencing/ Boundary issue

Fencing/ Boundary issue
NSW

locate the survey pegs and show them to neighbour

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aussieta
Nov 27, 2021 8:55 am
aussieta
luca.321
luca.321
Yesterday

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Hey jackhomeBuilder what was the end of the story? Happy with the builder? How long did it take to get them started?

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luca.321
Nov 26, 2021 8:58 pm
scott2323
scott2323
Yesterday

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Anyone know who pay the electricity bill during construction ? TA or customer ? I know water is definitely paid by customer , but heard the electricity should be paid by…

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scott2323
Nov 26, 2021 8:22 pm
ren_ho
ren_ho
Yesterday

ICF Vs Hebel

ICF Vs Hebel
VIC

I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.

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ren_ho
Nov 26, 2021 8:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
Yesterday

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

The PCI Inspection really is more about picking up finishing quality issues than structural…

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bashworth
Nov 26, 2021 7:13 pm
bashworth
Almudena
Almudena
Yesterday

Security screens and window cleaning

Security screens and window cleaning

The screen can't be removed at all, it's a bolted security screen. I have the same problem, trying to find a solution for cleaning the glass behind the screen

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Almudena
Nov 26, 2021 4:20 pm
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aussieta
Nov 26, 2021 3:21 pm
aussieta
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Noname
Nov 26, 2021 2:24 pm
lasotm
lasotm
26 November

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hey There, I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras? Also, did you do any…

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lasotm
Nov 26, 2021 11:45 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
26 November

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Dont get distracted by bits of blue tape on cosmetic paint blemishes that will be quickly touched up later. Focus on the main game! Get a professional inspection at PCI…

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Kippers01
Nov 26, 2021 11:32 am
Althom
Althom
26 November

repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

Have to agree. Not just kids. Clumsy adults as well. Cleaning matt paint walls always seems to result in shiny patches that need repainting.

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Althom
Nov 26, 2021 10:38 am
Althom
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

New home Salesman, Owners with apps, Designers, Artists, Architects are now becoming front line estimators and builders, well they think they are? LOL, Certifiers,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Hey orp23 Welcome to the forum If you can get 50 years out of a house with limited maintenance and repairs then consider yourself lucky. Structural repairs will require…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 8:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
boris594
boris594
25 November

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

lol Kuringai council CDC is your best chance for a less compromised outcome, but you will not be able to use the church setback - that's if CDC is even possible, more…

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boris594
Nov 25, 2021 8:41 pm
orp23
orp23
25 November

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

We have a 40-year old 2nd storey extension with weatherboard that is showing signs of peel/rot on some panels. Initially, we just wanted to repaint and repair affected…

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orp23
Nov 25, 2021 7:20 pm
aussieta
aussieta
25 November

Builder shutting down franchise

Builder shutting down franchise

is the flow the same with hot or cold water

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aussieta
Nov 25, 2021 4:24 pm
aussieta
MCKINNA
MCKINNA
25 November

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Hi Dreamhome32 I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front? Thanks,

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MCKINNA
Nov 25, 2021 3:23 pm
idev
idev
25 November

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)
1, 2, 3

Thanks r_13 I am assuming that cost is just not only supply/install but also engineering needed to support powerfloor weight and thickness.

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idev
Nov 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Tell us where you are! No point giving you Sydney builders if you live in SA, NT or WA. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines
VIC

gglecast , here is a diagram I did for a client quite a while back. You can play around with it by sliding the eaves out and the window sill down until you reach the…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Velux skylights facing East

Velux skylights facing East

If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows. You can get external and internal shade devices as…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:15 pm
jas25t
jas25t
25 November

Double crossover

Double crossover

Think about the turning circle of the vehicle you intend to use. You will need at the minimum the entire circle for the distance between the outside of both crossovers.…

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jas25t
Nov 25, 2021 12:03 pm
oklouise
oklouise
24 November

Need help with Staircase location

Need help with Staircase location

the new kids bedrooms are bigger than before just a different shape and it would be a serious mistake to lose the ensuite and i think you now need to work with a local…

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oklouise
Nov 24, 2021 10:14 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
24 November

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 812, 813, 814

Ok, so not great, but not terrible. We have a 2 year old solar system which we will be reusing, shame they won't let us include it in our BASIX checks

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diepiggy
Nov 24, 2021 9:22 pm

Yeah, we're finally building. Council planning and CLC Aprovals took a while...but we've now started.

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SistersBeach
Nov 24, 2021 8:14 pm
SistersBeach
aussieta
aussieta
24 November

Bathroom advice please

Bathroom advice please

we have a 1500mm shower in our ensuite it is just too big and gets cold in winter even for 2 people 1200mm would be more than enough for a childrens bathroom 900mm square…

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aussieta
Nov 24, 2021 7:54 pm
aussieta
KangarooBuilder
KangarooBuilder
24 November

Basement Cooling and Heating

Basement Cooling and Heating

For anyone who has built a basement have you installed air condition cooling down there? My designer is suggesting to install an air con but I am interested if it is…

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KangarooBuilder
Nov 24, 2021 7:28 pm

Hi, I need to increase the height of my brick fence. I plan to just lay the new bricks on top. I have never layer bricks before, is it a easy task? Can you share any…

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FelixTheBuilder
Nov 24, 2021 7:08 pm
arman1201
arman1201
24 November

Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?

Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?

Hi all looking to do a KDRB in Brisbane southside. Issue with the block is there's a stormwater pipe running diagonally through the lot. according to DBYD it's around 1m…

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arman1201
Nov 24, 2021 5:34 pm
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
24 November

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2

Hello All I have purchased from Signature in 2018......still no handover..........For people who has already purchased..... hope you have a lot of patients. They never…

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Twistedspiky
Nov 24, 2021 5:25 pm
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
24 November

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Hello Everyone. I bought from signature at hteir ponds project. Never again very poor customer service and the delays are beyond crazy. We bought in aug 2018 Orginal…

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Twistedspiky
Nov 24, 2021 5:20 pm

This one has the right idea hahaha

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CD12JD
Nov 24, 2021 5:05 pm
CD12JD
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 November

Splashback for Classic calacatta

Splashback for Classic calacatta

I'd be surprised if a textured tile was easier to "maintain" than a glass splash back, but it sounds like a nice choice

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arcadelt
Nov 24, 2021 4:56 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 November

Outdoor tiles - How to check if they are sealed (or not)?

Outdoor tiles - How to check if they are sealed (or not)?

Yes, the grout is never sealed unless someone went to the effort to seal it, which usually happens along with sealing porous tiles. You could do it if you wanted.

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arcadelt
Nov 24, 2021 4:37 pm
radiuz
radiuz
24 November

Comment on my floor plan please

Comment on my floor plan please

I would combine Theatre and Lounge as one bigger room rather than 2 smaller rooms makes it more usable as a multi-purpose 2nd living zone.

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radiuz
Nov 24, 2021 10:37 am
Living Nightmare
Living Nightmare
24 November

Experience with DJ Roberts

Experience with DJ Roberts

I'm currently building with DJ's. My build is an absolute nightmare, from what I can tell, anybody that has or is building with them has had the same experience.

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Living Nightmare
Nov 24, 2021 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 November

Which builders service Service Eastern Suburbs?

Which builders service Service Eastern Suburbs?

Hey chenbatsu Welcome to the forum I suggest you spend no more than 5 grand on 1st stage Bim Sketches , Data/proofs and Costings. Do you need a graphic image explaining…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 24, 2021 9:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Living Nightmare
Living Nightmare
24 November

DJ Roberts

DJ Roberts
QLD
1, 2

I'm currently building with DJ's, it's a living nightmare, I'd strongly consider going with someone /anyone else. It could not be much worse than staying building with these guys

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Living Nightmare
Nov 24, 2021 9:07 am
AnjC
AnjC
24 November

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde
1, 2, 3, 4

Wow! What a score! I’ve those stairs in my new build and recall they were eye wateringly expensive (with jarrah treads).

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AnjC
Nov 24, 2021 12:55 am
chars0974
chars0974
23 November

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi- did you get your plans sorted out, or at least an answer on your facade? Which facade did they put in your master plans? i do C5 modified facade but…

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chars0974
Nov 23, 2021 9:16 pm
ensecit
ensecit
23 November

What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?

What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?

Hi all , I’ve gathered that most project home will have the stage of a consolidated tender where all requirements are consolidated and drawn up in the plan. There will…

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ensecit
Nov 23, 2021 9:11 pm
Simonhome
Simonhome
23 November

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build
WA
1, 2

Unfortunately Martyn is the guy you see 'A current Affair' chasing down the road. The parent company Complete will not help either, totally disassociated itself. I…

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Simonhome
Nov 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Simonhome
Francoruss
Francoruss
23 November

Address change for corner blocks

Address change for corner blocks

Hi everyone, I am about to build my house on a corner lot in Box Hill, NSW. The address on the registration papers was 'B' street but my house and driveway will be…

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Francoruss
Nov 23, 2021 6:05 pm

Just in case you miss all my ramblings, there is a 'more' button in my reply.

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crazyaustrian
Nov 23, 2021 2:38 pm
nalmeida1269
nalmeida1269
23 November

Building with Adenbrook homes

Building with Adenbrook homes

Hi, I am also contemplating between Adenbrook and Macdonald Jones. I am on tight budget so Adenbrook seems cheaper. Would you be kind enough to share what kind of…

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nalmeida1269
Nov 23, 2021 1:47 pm
tailor
tailor
23 November

building house on Kachina Drive Mount barker

building house on Kachina Drive Mount barker

i need a solution for this as i donot want to push my garage back or house back otherwise there will be no space at the back side. "For this lot, our engineer has fud…

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tailor
Nov 23, 2021 1:13 pm

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