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KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36

KDR - Greystanes NSW - Lily Homes, Jasmine 34/36
NSW

Hi guys, Apologies for lack of response. Actually forgot my password and haven’t been online for a bit ! 🙄 We are meeting (finally !) next week to finalise our…

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Chellos
Jan 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Ehsan
Ehsan
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Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?

Any one building in Newbrook Estate Near Campbelltown NSW?
NSW
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Hi Everyone, I heard those settlement for lot 3001 to 3100 has been pushed back to Dec 2019. Is this correct??

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Ehsan
Jan 23, 2019 1:47 pm

The moment power prices hit the news headlines,…

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celiaryannn
Jan 23, 2019 1:41 pm
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blackcat20
Jan 23, 2019 1:12 pm
blackcat20
houndz
houndz
51 m

Perpend thickness regulations bevelled brick

Perpend thickness regulations bevelled brick

Hey guys! Long time lurker, first time poster, great to be here! Wondering whether anyone is aware if theres any rules relating to perpend width for bevelled edge…

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houndz
Jan 23, 2019 1:12 pm

Split level in Kellyville

Split level in Kellyville
NSW

If you are thinking of using Wincrest Bepoke, i would have a serious rethink. the quality of their work is absolutely terrible. PM if you want some photos

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SejaeD
Jan 23, 2019 1:03 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
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Hi James, Macro only does 2 inspections - Pre-lining (frame, brick), and PCI. I was not too happy with pre-lining as he completed the whole $600 inspection in one hour or…

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NDDreamHome
Jan 23, 2019 12:55 pm

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

Coral homes are asking us to sign a contract with a six months start day (with an assurance it won't be that long, so just sign it!!!) and to add insult to injury, a six…

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Squarespace
Jan 23, 2019 11:58 am

Bellriver Homes

Bellriver Homes
NSW

Yes I am building with Bellriver. So far, I had good experience. Thanks

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firsthomebuyer2019
Jan 23, 2019 11:49 am

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

Bellriver Homes - Rochester 18

thanks for replying . There will be another door to Alfresco - it will open from three sides. Another sliding to living room to give access to garden.

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firsthomebuyer2019
Jan 23, 2019 11:47 am

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

I've also been reading a bit about waffle vs raft slabs. But nowhere is this mentioned in my document. Is it supposed to be there? Or does this happen much later in the process?

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justme15
Jan 23, 2019 11:40 am

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
1, 2

Good question. But I don't have the answers yet. I've recently completed a site investigation and I'm trying to make sense of the report. I'll definitely be paying a lot…

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justme15
Jan 23, 2019 11:15 am
RPG
RPG
3 h

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK

I would like to demo my old house, but it's on a slopey block in Oyster Bay... Not the best access either! Do you have recommendations or suggestions on who not to…

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RPG
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW

It is actually CDC - Compliance Development Certificate for demolition. Site Demo used "Greenfield Certifers". I would suggest as soon as you have locked down your…

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Vivek28
Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am
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Josh3003
Jan 23, 2019 10:27 am

You've got to wonder...I certainly dont see the point of upgrading to a nice handle on the inside and leaving the cheap looking one on the outside. All systems go to…

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blackcat20
Jan 23, 2019 10:17 am
blackcat20

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
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Thanks for this. Yes I have these off the website, but I noticed someone in the thread was starting a 56A build. I am looking at building the 56A in Brisbane. My…

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paddycc
Jan 23, 2019 10:05 am

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?

Bradford homes sa- any experiences?
SA

Not particularly. I think the problem is that the inclusions levels are different, and it's hard to get them to match the same level of inclusions. In retrospect it…

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Ezuku
Jan 23, 2019 10:02 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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No, the discount is retail not trade...

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Drew01
Jan 23, 2019 9:59 am
Drew01

I haven't had a chance to update on the pending defect work that is still outstanding on our build...It's been a busy few weeks to say the least so I haven't had a chance…

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bumblebee1985
Jan 23, 2019 9:55 am

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.

Building with Orion Homes in Armstrong Creek, VIC.
VIC
1, 2

They're really poor when it comes t communication. You don't get updates and doesn't even return your call. But you need to constantly call them to get an update. I'm…

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unoimgr8st
Jan 23, 2019 9:33 am

We’re just getting the tiles replaced on our balcony. The contractor completed the screening yesterday. I was slightly concerned with the golf size ball gap on one…

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Pauloswindon
Jan 23, 2019 8:17 am

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

New Home Build - Acreage Layout

Thanks WowBingo. Has taken quite a lot of time to come up with the plan! We currently have 3.8x3.8 bedrooms in our house and the extra room makes a big difference to the…

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mitker
Jan 23, 2019 8:13 am
s13333
s13333
12 h

Cost front door replacement?

Cost front door replacement?
1, 2

Doors can get pretty pricey i feel for you. If you could possibly do the labor yourself you may be able to save money. I got my door from conservation construction of…

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s13333
Jan 23, 2019 2:16 am

Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.

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Guy T
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am
chippy
chippy
13 h

Wooden boards screwing standards

Wooden boards screwing standards

Hi Duke The link below pertains to building decks. Section 1.5.2 details fixing with nails and AS specify 2 nails per board per joist. Section 1.5.4 talks about screws…

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chippy
Jan 23, 2019 12:55 am
chippy

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

After starting our process with Hudson's in July 2018 we were very excited to get started. With a delay in the registration of our land final contract was signed Jan 2018.…

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madilwalker
Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am
volmix
volmix
14 h

window sill crack

window sill crack

Thanks Chippy, yes I was referring to the side of the window, the reveal. Apology I got the terminology mixed up.

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volmix
Jan 22, 2019 11:56 pm

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Process of getting a building permit for an existing pergola

Youre entire question depends entirely on your local government/council. Mine has a specific form for existing developments which outlines what you need to have prior to…

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redcali
Jan 22, 2019 11:30 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Thanks will double check that 😄

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Mish018
Jan 22, 2019 10:51 pm
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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 9:51 pm
gogo65

My first post in this forum

My first post in this forum

Hi, I am new in this forum & I want to discuss on the topics like gardening & landscaping. Is it good platform for me?

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fassifernlandscapers
Jan 22, 2019 9:49 pm
fassifernlandscapers

Plastering has commenced

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Manj
Jan 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Manj

Kitchen island

Kitchen island

Hi all, I am looking for some advice regarding our kitchen island. Are they easy enough to move? We are getting a new kitchen overlooking the garden, but our current…

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MelPenfold
Jan 22, 2019 8:27 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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For anyone who’s done the ground level tiles after handover - what is the typical thickness of the grout + tile? What to make sure the beaches are the correct height

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Steven155
Jan 22, 2019 8:20 pm

Noise reduction ideas

Noise reduction ideas

Hi I’m looking for opinions and advice We have rather noisy neighbours quite close to our bedroom windows Thinking of building some sort of wall inside fence line to…

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Weeman67
Jan 22, 2019 8:13 pm

Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Structural Building certification is currently under review in Light of the I tend to Agree with These Comments “Building surveyors (also known as private certifiers)…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 22, 2019 7:12 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Kitchen layout help needed

Kitchen layout help needed

I think what is important is to understand the sequence of operations: 1) we take food from the fridge and bring it to the cutting area, ideally without the need to walk…

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alexp79
Jan 22, 2019 5:53 pm

JG King Homes Colour Selection

JG King Homes Colour Selection

Hi Anyone who has or are building through JG king Homes. What are their standard colour choices like? Do they have much of a range. Did you upgrade?

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DustyBlue
Jan 22, 2019 4:19 pm
gogo65
gogo65
22 h

Selecting brivk

Selecting brivk

It’s very difficult to provide any help, when there is no context to the question. To get an opinion, you need to provide a picture of the facade, colour of windows,…

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gogo65
Jan 22, 2019 3:41 pm
gogo65
d11n
d11n
23 h

Drainage issue side of house

Drainage issue side of house

Thanks building-expert, Just so I understand you correctly. You would recommend: 1. Slope the ground away from the house 2. place an ag line in along the fence line 3.…

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d11n
Jan 22, 2019 2:35 pm
Wrighto
Wrighto
Yesterday

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
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
Yesterday

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
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
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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
sharmin
sharmin
Yesterday

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

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