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OK so the driveway was redone by another company and I can get a lowered car in no problem. I am trying to work out the gradient percentage of the 3500mm measurement, I…

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Thejones88
Oct 16, 2021 1:03 pm

My toilet worked fine until a couple of days ago, when the cistern failed to fill up after flushing. I removed all the connections and the inlet valve (it is a…

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ChrisBirmele
Oct 16, 2021 12:42 pm

Hi. Just wanting a bit of advice if anyone has had any experience of having exposed steel reinforcement in edge of slab. I have been in the house nearly a year. I have had…

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annie88
Oct 16, 2021 11:50 am

Builder for lockup only, owner takes over to complete home?

Builder for lockup only, owner takes over to complete home?

You'll get a fixed price contract and end up with an expensive shell that you'll be forking out more money to finish off. OT, You can see the posts on other forums.." How…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 16, 2021 9:50 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Worried about Alfresco pier

Worried about Alfresco pier
VIC
1, 2

But the builder is supposed to be able to read your mind, didn't you know?

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Noname
Oct 16, 2021 9:49 am

Hi, I'm thinking about converting the back of the house into a granny flat of sorts. There's currently a bathroom there, and on the other side of the wall to where the…

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jellybean.egg
Oct 16, 2021 8:45 am

Hi Ecoeco, What do you think about the material of the facade we should go with? Render or weatherboard? And what color do you think it will make a nice standout with…

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vov
Oct 16, 2021 8:43 am

Noisy steel?

Noisy steel?
1, 2

Thanks for your help. For me the issue doesn’t seem to be the thermal contraction, as I am getting continuous and consistent “clicks” type noises downstairs when…

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usman.hafeez2000
Oct 15, 2021 10:00 pm

windows, doors, bracing board exposed to rain during build

windows, doors, bracing board exposed to rain during build

Hi all, just reposted my questions here: Are the materials still okay after being exposed to the rain for 1-2 months like this (not raining continuously though. A few days…

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htn2021
Oct 15, 2021 7:30 pm

Kitchen Window privacy

Kitchen Window privacy

consider external shutters operated by electric motor with a switch inside the kitchen...not cheap but very happy with ours

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 7:03 pm

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Custom Build - New Plans added - check them out!

Correct, the cladding is represented by the thinner wall line on the upper level.

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KnockItDown
Oct 15, 2021 6:00 pm
KnockItDown

Rainwater harvesting tank overflow

Rainwater harvesting tank overflow

From what I can see both tanks only have outlets which are about 30cm from the base of the tank. Is this different to a low drain valve? Currently both tanks are set up…

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smiatke
Oct 15, 2021 3:50 pm

i can't read the dimensions but 5m is too short to include a dining table and seating for a 4 bedroom (6 person? home) consider reversing the kitchen and using the space…

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 1:19 pm

Section 88k

Section 88k

I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it for drainage. It seems that you will have to make…

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building-expert
Oct 15, 2021 11:00 am
building-expert
vongole83
vongole83
Yesterday

2nd Storey & Setbacks (Melbourne)

2nd Storey & Setbacks (Melbourne)

Hi All We are looking at buying a property with a…

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vongole83
Oct 15, 2021 9:32 am

New Concrete Slab cracks

New Concrete Slab cracks
WA

There are degrees of cracking.. you'll just have to wait it out and see if it gets worse. OT If you got onto any issues during the pour, you could make your case stronger…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 15, 2021 7:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Shereed
Shereed
14 October

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Hi Sierra, hope you still look at this forum. Can I have a look at how your place looks like. I am chooosing the same bricks but undecided on the roof colour.

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Shereed
Oct 14, 2021 10:27 pm
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chippy
Oct 14, 2021 9:08 pm
chippy
Farhana
Farhana
14 October

Fence

Fence

Timber fence painting Can anyone show any pictures of their timber fence painted in woodland grey or any other shade of grey? Monument looks too dark to me. Thsnks

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Farhana
Oct 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Jacinta Rich
Jacinta Rich
14 October

New Build Contracts

New Build Contracts

Thanks so much for your help and information. Jacinta

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 14, 2021 7:57 pm

Hi, Looking for some advice please. I've hung a boxing bag (aqua bag) from a steel 6x2 patio beam which spans about 5 metres at a slight angle. The bag weighs approx…

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Geordiebloke72
Oct 14, 2021 4:45 pm
Noname
Noname
14 October

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?
VIC

to be fair you won't know until you have some valuations done. That's your next step. However the first red flag should have been the fact you wouldn't be able to get…

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Noname
Oct 14, 2021 2:57 pm

Decisions decisions… really liking #2 and #4 , i like how #2 goes well with our existing colour but i also like how #4 pops

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CD12JD
Oct 14, 2021 1:24 pm
CD12JD
imcgregor
imcgregor
14 October

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Passive House

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Passive House

Has anyone designed an airing cupboard to dry laundry using the input from the HRV system with I assume an outlet nearyby

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imcgregor
Oct 14, 2021 12:50 pm

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

All builders would be aware of this... they do get free legal advise from the MBA and HIA If you have the money to challenge the builder ... go for it

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 14, 2021 11:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Sam15c
Sam15c
14 October

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

Hey Everyone I am planning to build an Investment house in Brisbane and all contracts have been signed a few months ago. As there is a shortage in timber builder has free…

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Sam15c
Oct 14, 2021 10:23 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
14 October

Frame exposed to weather for 6 months

Frame exposed to weather for 6 months

Normally your private consultant would check the frame in a pre lining inspection as part of their inspections 'package' or you could DIY check evey wall and ceiling with…

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Kippers01
Oct 14, 2021 10:20 am
Justice123
Justice123
14 October

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Currently looking at house and land packages in Metricon's Freedom range, I notice this is recent build promoted by Metricon for many new estates. Does anyone have any…

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Justice123
Oct 14, 2021 10:10 am
mox27
mox27
13 October

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Hey Guys, I have signed the contract with Profine to build a house in Clyde North, VIC. So far finished with color selection, obtained building permit but the…

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mox27
Oct 13, 2021 8:29 pm
mustard
mustard
13 October

Laminate flooring after hand over

Laminate flooring after hand over

Hi everyone, I wanted to ask people's thoughts on doing laminate flooring after hand over. Has anyone done this? I'm still working out the cost benefit and just thinking…

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mustard
Oct 13, 2021 5:32 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
13 October

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

Anyone installing Quantum Next gen range of Vinyl planks ?

We installed Amsterdam 15 months ago into our newly constructed house. It is a great product, very hard wearing and easy to clean. Having now been through one summer and…

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Bebbsy
Oct 13, 2021 5:24 pm

Hi all, I'd like to build a seemingly simple portico over our front door, but struggling to find any good examples online with working drawings showing best way to build…

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damienh7
Oct 13, 2021 1:57 pm
GLO
GLO
13 October

Are NSW COVID restrictions impacting the build/remedial work

Are NSW COVID restrictions impacting the build/remedial work
NSW

I hope you get your piers and slabs down now, as it has been at least few weeks for trades that could return to uninhabited building sites. If its any consolation, it…

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GLO
Oct 13, 2021 12:27 pm
felant
felant
13 October

Getting a price

Getting a price

Thanks again.

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felant
Oct 13, 2021 8:11 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
13 October

splashback tile lippage

splashback tile lippage

The kitchen company is responsible for their contractors' work including proper measurements and supervision, unless you have contracted each trade yourself individually.…

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Kippers01
Oct 13, 2021 6:46 am
D and B
D and B
12 October

Coral Homes - Monash 32MK2 - Nightmare

Coral Homes - Monash 32MK2 - Nightmare
NSW

Sharing our build journey photos as a caution to others building with Coral. This was our second build with Coral, the first was 5 years ago and was pretty good. Build…

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D and B
Oct 12, 2021 9:00 pm
D and B
tarunkumar
tarunkumar
12 October

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Pre-Constructions Charges by the builder

Hi John Thanks for your feedback. I have already consulted the lawyer and signed the variations with some minor changes. Cheers Tarun

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tarunkumar
Oct 12, 2021 8:17 pm
ashftc
ashftc
12 October

Building Aegean 45 with Henley in Life Estate, Point Cook

Building Aegean 45 with Henley in Life Estate, Point Cook

Hey. Thank you for your response. I am looking at around Werribee, Harpley state. Any idea about that estate or suburb? If you don't me asking can you share what size of…

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ashftc
Oct 12, 2021 7:47 pm
ashftc
arcadelt
arcadelt
12 October

Dishwasher space in tight kitchen

Dishwasher space in tight kitchen

Three options: 1. You could get a freestanding dishwasher and place it somewhere in the kitchen that works. 2. A small bench top dishwasher. 3. If that stack of drawers…

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arcadelt
Oct 12, 2021 7:30 pm
Mane
Mane
12 October

VMIA insurance claim

VMIA insurance claim

I am so sorry to hear that. What have you ended up doing?

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Mane
Oct 12, 2021 7:06 pm
Noname
Noname
12 October

Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

Appointing own Surveyor - VIC - Metricon

Sorry mate I think you're going to find a lot of commonality among builders, especially production line volume builders. Or just even between subcontracted trades. It's…

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Noname
Oct 12, 2021 3:49 pm
makido
makido
12 October

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey

Carlisle Homes - Astoria Grand 55 - Build Journey
VIC

Receive our demolition permit today. Still waiting for asset protection and gas abolishment then it's good to demolish the house :)

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makido
Oct 12, 2021 2:11 pm
Bardwrangler
Bardwrangler
12 October

Pooling Water under deck

Pooling Water under deck

The photo didn't upload properly. Here it is. https://imgur.com/a/5UFhNlR

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Bardwrangler
Oct 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Buds
Buds
12 October

Experience with DJ Roberts

Experience with DJ Roberts

No problems and I hope you get some answers sooner rather than later and it all gets worked out. Good luck.

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Buds
Oct 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Davos
Davos
12 October

Powder room - layout advice needed

Powder room - layout advice needed
VIC

We haven’t built yet, but we renovated a few years ago and had an open ensuite with toilet. We built the toilet in and put in a sliding door and while privacy isn’t as…

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Davos
Oct 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Davos

Advice for Double story extension on waffle pod base please

Advice for Double story extension on waffle pod base please

Hey vov You are missing/ haven't put up the engineering Plan showing the waffle grid rib locations? Those internal Light frame walls now become load bearing with the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 12, 2021 11:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy
jo_buildandreno
jo_buildandreno
12 October

Porter Davis Grange Build(Lots of questions!) Waldorf Grange

Porter Davis Grange Build(Lots of questions!) Waldorf Grange

Thanks Jason! Great info! Yes... we are looking at subdividing and keeping the other house as an investment or sell to pay down debt. I really appreciate the advice! :-D

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jo_buildandreno
Oct 12, 2021 10:16 am
Bernardraj
Bernardraj
12 October

Need help finding Builders

Need help finding Builders

Hi. I live in Western Sydney and have planned add extra rooms and few changes. I have got the plan drown and DA approved by council. PCA pending! Now I am looking for…

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Bernardraj
Oct 12, 2021 9:28 am
Bernardraj
galisuman
galisuman
12 October

DJ Roberts

DJ Roberts
QLD
1, 2

Hi All I know its an old post but did anyone got their build done in 2021 or getting contracts signed with DJ roberts

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galisuman
Oct 12, 2021 9:05 am
Chelle Belle
Chelle Belle
12 October

GJ Gardner Montville

GJ Gardner Montville

Hi, we have the frame up and now waiting for the roof and windows to go in. Next will the the plumbing and electrical rough in. Covid and lack of supplies has slowed us…

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Chelle Belle
Oct 12, 2021 7:47 am

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