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Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

It will be a great Christmas project for you! So friday is the day?? Are you getting any sleep? Or way too excited?

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Newy-Jan
Dec 12, 2018 2:54 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 759, 760, 761

Don't have experience. But it is easy to use your own licensed electrician to install the lights/points if its single storey building. If its double storey, its is tricky…

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm
InvincibleInDN

Storing repurposed timber

Storing repurposed timber

I've had many mixed suggestions. Some folk say just put tarp over them and others say leave it open so long as they are spaced out with bits of timber every few layers to…

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JulzSol
Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm

5m slope in the land, should I buy it?

5m slope in the land, should I buy it?

Build with the land, split level, step down etc. Don’t try and put a standard home on it or you will be paying stupid prices for landscaping

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gogo65
Dec 12, 2018 2:04 pm
gogo65

Retaining wall is finished. Now for the landscaping to begin!

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brodav83
Dec 12, 2018 1:55 pm

Is building a home much cheaper than buying in Melbourne?

Is building a home much cheaper than buying in Melbourne?

Have no idea about the location, just want to get some related information. Are there any places that people would most likely to choose when considering building a new home?

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Mika.Ho
Dec 12, 2018 1:42 pm

New Build - External Rendering Question

New Build - External Rendering Question
WA

Thanks for the info and taking the time to reply, really appreciate it!

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itschardy
Dec 12, 2018 1:31 pm
itschardy

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A

Building 1st home with Hickingbotham in S.A
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Still waiting on stovetop and oven, roller doors to be installed and door handles to be put on and hot water system to be hooked up and our damage pits for the septic and…

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mumbron
Dec 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Exploding shower screen

Exploding shower screen

Hi Dathy, I work in the glass industry and yes had many dealings with customers ringing up after their shower has spontaneously exploded. There are a few different reason…

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True Blue
Dec 12, 2018 12:04 pm

Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

Exploding Toughened Glass, Stegbar Window

That is a shame Stegbar did not not want to help you out, hopefully it was just the case of one faulty panel of glass and not a whole shipment of poor glass. Spontaneous…

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True Blue
Dec 12, 2018 11:52 am

Lock up payment

Lock up payment

Just wondering if it is a requirement that render needs to be completed to reach this stage ( we have Hebel Panels ) we are on standard hia contract which states that…

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Tim65
Dec 12, 2018 11:38 am
Tim65

Double glazing

Double glazing

Double glazing can reduce noise and also help reduce your power bill but only if done correctly, click this link below to get an idea of the type of glass and space that…

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True Blue
Dec 12, 2018 11:31 am

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

Building with Metricon - Compensation for cancelled inspecti

It’s a critical stage inspection in nsw and a requirement of DA approval conditions for our job

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Tim65
Dec 12, 2018 11:30 am
Tim65

Silestone Category 5 price?

Silestone Category 5 price?

Can anyone tell me the standard cost of Silestone Cat 5 per sq metre?

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Junebug
Dec 12, 2018 11:11 am

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

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Thanks!!! Same here just logged on and thought - I should really start to update this. I know exactly what you mean as there are so many items we are yet to finish and…

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kasra nedlands
Dec 12, 2018 11:01 am
kasra nedlands

We're going to be needing about 45 square meters of decking boards later. We have this huge Wandoo in our front yard that died four or five years ago. So we've been…

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RuffTuff
Dec 12, 2018 10:40 am
RuffTuff

Life Estate - Point Cook

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

Site cost varies from builder to builder. I would advise you to go to a few builders and compare the prices. Mimosa does 10k fixed site costs where as other builders are…

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mrcool4
Dec 12, 2018 10:12 am

Cooling (2 level evap and/or split system decision)

Cooling (2 level evap and/or split system decision)

I’m assuming you’re building an upside down house going by your last line? :) We’re about to commence construction on a reverse living design that’s taken a long…

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gillybean
Dec 12, 2018 10:05 am
gillybean

Cost of custom timber joinery

Cost of custom timber joinery

Hoping to get an idea of what it might cost for some custom timber joinery for my kitchen renovation... Looking at solid timber. Build and install. Cladding for back and…

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Junebug
Dec 12, 2018 10:03 am

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 566, 567, 568

That's so frustrating! I know how you feel :(

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amyelizabeth137
Dec 12, 2018 9:53 am

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - South Ripley

Awesome! I'm following yours too, can't wait to see it start! :)

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amyelizabeth137
Dec 12, 2018 9:52 am

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??

Anyone building at Caddens Hill??
NSW

I can see more constructions start in Caddens Hill region now. Hope you guys started the construction. Ours is about to start. But not sure if it starts before Christmas.

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InvincibleInDN
Dec 12, 2018 9:43 am
InvincibleInDN

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Our certificate was issued before the oven and hot water service were installed.

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blackcat20
Dec 12, 2018 9:22 am
blackcat20

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

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

We were aware it wasnt working at handover; it was fixed first thing the following week. This seems to be a different issue (fan motor) and was pushed through as an…

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blackcat20
Dec 12, 2018 9:06 am
blackcat20

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)

Breezeway House (was: New build.....starting at last!)
QLD
1, 2

Hi, we realise that your build was 6 years ago, (and the house looks amazing) but we have been messed around by builders for 5 years now. We want to knock down our little…

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Musashi2000
Dec 12, 2018 8:54 am
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Wild
Dec 12, 2018 8:19 am

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Quick question do u know how the NBN works? We have our Nbn pack main plug in the garage but wire in a different location for the pcd box.

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excited_builders
Dec 12, 2018 7:23 am
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dvkent
Dec 12, 2018 6:58 am

Own build vs employ builder

Own build vs employ builder

Maybe you could approach the builder that retired and ask him to help project manage the build. I had a friend project manage a major Reno and it saved her a lot of money…

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Melos
Dec 12, 2018 6:25 am

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

So exciting after watching your journey all this time! It looks just beautiful. Now that you’ve reached this milestone, any wisdom you’ve accumulated to share? Congratulations

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Treedance
Dec 12, 2018 12:54 am
Tim65
Tim65
17 h

No sarking...should I do something else??

No sarking...should I do something else??

You need to check what the tile manufacturer requires , also it depends on your pitch of roof

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Tim65
Dec 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Tim65

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes modified Noosa 25 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2

Water connection is for our mega fridge water cooler and ice maker. Can't wait to have massive fridge, I'm so over cramping everything into our current fridge. Our fridge…

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WowBingo
Dec 11, 2018 10:09 pm
rgs
rgs
18 h

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

We are in inital stage, got cdc approved and now site is locked out by builder for construction. How abu you?

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rgs
Dec 11, 2018 9:51 pm
chippy
chippy
18 h

Mirror installation

Mirror installation

Just use wall mates. Follow the directions and it will work a treat

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chippy
Dec 11, 2018 9:15 pm
chippy

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi Estyfel our experience with Distinctive Homes has been pretty good.. construction has been ahead of schedule practically all through the build.. about 20 weeks for the…

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Ajoshi1983
Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Hi i’ve Requested to follow on Instagram. Looking at building grange 25 in NSW and would love to see the end of your build 😊 i’m Fi0nam, thanks 😊

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building bug
Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm
building bug

Couple of photos of today that were sent to me of the progress, they are planning to have lockup by Christmas. Really happy with how it is looking currently, all those…

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GarethB
Dec 11, 2018 6:08 pm
GarethB
jamesn
jamesn
21 h

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Custom build a new house, need some comment

Thank you. I think we have enough light to use one fixed skylight. May explore smart lighting options as well. If I have more questions about the floorplan, should I…

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jamesn
Dec 11, 2018 6:04 pm

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover

Hickinbotham Torquay Mod - Post Handover
SA
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veranda approved by council today and delivery date is 7th JAN I wanted surfmist top and bottom but turns out my option was surfmist and plain grey or surfmist and…

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Entilzha
Dec 11, 2018 5:51 pm

Polytec Vanette black or 2 pac polyurethane black matt?

Polytec Vanette black or 2 pac polyurethane black matt?

thanks again. Yes i thought so too. the edge strip was pretty obvious the white strip when i saw it in a showroom. It did show on the black venette also though. but not…

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Taniaimran
Dec 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Taniaimran

Options for long but narrow (height) bedroom window?

Options for long but narrow (height) bedroom window?

The best noise abatement comes from a combination of thicker glass and a wide air gap between sheets. You can use secondary glazing, but the best results will come from…

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arcadelt
Dec 11, 2018 4:31 pm

Loft Project

Loft Project

This is a great idea, and a great use of space. You will need to consult an engineer to see how best to build the structure without any visible supports.

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amilelka
Dec 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Build Right
Build Right
Yesterday

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon
VIC

Hi, the sales consultants have estimate price for the areas that you are build than its the soil conditions This how it works 1. the size of the home you are building…

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Build Right
Dec 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Build Right
landyvlad
landyvlad
Yesterday

Removing window panels for cleaning

Removing window panels for cleaning

Do you know what model they are? Sometimes google will find an instruction book / manual which can mention how to do thjs. In short as the security screen are on the…

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landyvlad
Dec 11, 2018 1:30 pm
landyvlad
landyvlad
landyvlad
Yesterday

Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Hi all, I'm in Bracken Ridge and planning a DIY deck build . I'm trying to ascertain please what the requirements are for footings for 1) ground level deck 2) patio…

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landyvlad
Dec 11, 2018 1:09 pm
landyvlad

We did something simular to what mamz suggested. Something similar could work with your design.

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Melos
Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Week three (Saturday): We went by the site and found the lads correcting the excavation. Week four (Monday & Tuesday): The plumber is onsite. Sam, my husband and Vips,…

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gablesrocks
Dec 11, 2018 12:51 pm

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