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WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA
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Sounds like they are moving right along. We had exposed and honed aggregate done by Lifestone Paving, they were amazing and highly recommend them.

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tinkster
Mar 19, 2019 1:19 am
tinkster

Slab Type

Slab Type

P class simply means the site is problem site due to some reason (e.g. trees, fill, etc.). Soil classification should be specified in your geotech report separately.

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alexp79
Mar 18, 2019 11:46 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

Well, that’s really a “how long is a piece of string” question but our base price was ~390k, tender ~425, final build price was 504 I think. We were pretty modest…

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MandM+4
Mar 18, 2019 11:05 pm

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne

Who is Building with Sienna homes in Melbourne
VIC

Hi all, I've started a forum post on Sienna Homes if anyone is still contemplating using them: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=94933 Cheers

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SuperSabre76
Mar 18, 2019 10:50 pm

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

What is Rigid Slab Freeboard?

Check your slab engineering document then u will be 100% sure.

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MyFirst
Mar 18, 2019 10:48 pm

Verdant Hill Tarneit

Verdant Hill Tarneit
1, 2

Did Any one else speak to the council? According to the council when would they be hoping these lots get settled? And has anyone got in touch with core projects directly…

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nuwi86
Mar 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Ver
Ver
5 h

Verdant hill tarneit

Verdant hill tarneit

Has anyone heard about berdanthill tarneit? Been more than two years for lands to title from date Stage one after two years has now told that they will title in March…

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Ver
Mar 18, 2019 10:27 pm
3T3
3T3
5 h

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

20kW Daikin system, I thought I read somewhere that it has to have a minimum of 2 zones working whenever I turn it on. I normally only have 1 zone switched on.... It's a…

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3T3
Mar 18, 2019 10:26 pm

Hi all, About this time last year, we’d had plans drawn up to undertake renovations and additions to our existing mid 60’s two storey dwelling to provide us a bit…

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SuperSabre76
Mar 18, 2019 10:10 pm

March 18 - Brickwork Day 12 Nearly finished, only the last few courses of the internal face brick feature wall to complete and the brickwork above the garage and portico…

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thme
Mar 18, 2019 9:37 pm

H2 Slab without Piers

H2 Slab without Piers
VIC

What is a rigid slab? Is it another name of raft slab?

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Vikhome
Mar 18, 2019 9:37 pm

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Burbank review and time to build - vic

Philip island they said they do a lot of work up there but they only done 2 houses up there they can’t get the trades to work up there

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Klogwog
Mar 18, 2019 9:08 pm

Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

Ensuite bathroom door - required or not?

I can’t imagine there is any legal requirement for a door as there are approved ensuites that are ostensibly part of the bedroom. The main reason to have one is privacy…

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arcadelt
Mar 18, 2019 8:54 pm

Fairhaven Homes

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

Thanks for the Info CaliCat. Hope you settle in with your home. TurtleGaz

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TurtleGaz
Mar 18, 2019 8:35 pm

Garage extension and other alterations Emporio 43

Garage extension and other alterations Emporio 43

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has made the prayer room from the garage space via extended the garage to 2-3 metres and entry to prayer room is from the corridor? I am…

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DaniB
Mar 18, 2019 8:24 pm

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

Thanks ECOECO. The awning windows are at the back of a lowset house and I totally agree that restricting them to 8cms is a load of @%$& because they may fall out if…

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till51
Mar 18, 2019 8:13 pm

We have trenches! Looks like it’s going to be a busy couple weeks :D

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Tysonandkaylie
Mar 18, 2019 7:39 pm

Kitchen layout question

Kitchen layout question

option 2 allows people to get into the WIP without disrupting the work area (working triangle) whilst creating more bench space. Though if you went option 1 you should…

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Choppy182
Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - frame/enclosed stage

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - frame/enclosed stage
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi MiB - congratulations on getting the slab down! Yeah i'm using an independent inspector and Clarendon have been fine about it. It's been pretty straightforward and…

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KingTaco
Mar 18, 2019 7:18 pm
KingTaco

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD
1, 2

Chiffon is a great colour - it was on our short list too, so good choice there :)

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KingTaco
Mar 18, 2019 7:06 pm
KingTaco

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

Agree with you both. Our Metricon build took nearly 2 years to get an OK level of workmanship costing an extra $85,000 in rent, interest, inspection fees and legal…

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Norfolk
Mar 18, 2019 6:57 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 762, 763, 764

Hey guys, My HOG is tomorrow. Regarding AC, I am getting a Actron SRA153C 14.7KW as part of the package. Is this ok for a 4 bedroom single storey house of 27sqm? What are…

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Iftekhar
Mar 18, 2019 5:53 pm

Security screen sliding door

Security screen sliding door

Hi I have a screen door with no sliding wheels on it is it possible to put holes in it to add wheels

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Donna .c
Mar 18, 2019 5:41 pm

Stellabella's second build -builder liquidated, through QBCC

Stellabella's second build -builder liquidated, through QBCC
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

They use Wattyl Paints, we've gone Wattyl White inside (we were originally having two internal colours as previous builder allowed this as long as one wasn't just to one…

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stellabella
Mar 18, 2019 4:59 pm
stellabella

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

Rain runoff getting down the outside wall and through the sl

After the recent heavy rain we've got a water issue in our garage.The bottom of the house is Besser block walls that sits below ground level. The run-off coming down the…

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HappyPics
Mar 18, 2019 4:07 pm
DaniB
DaniB
12 h

KDR Henley Emporio 43

KDR Henley Emporio 43

Hi All, I am thinking of building Emporio 43 escape facade with Henley, please tell us your experiences with that builder. And also if anyone has made the prayer room and…

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DaniB
Mar 18, 2019 3:18 pm

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

We are building with Format. Paperwork stage was 10 months due to a useless 'Project Concierge' and useless council (god their new ad really pisses me off). Slab poured…

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Monkey55
Mar 18, 2019 2:58 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

"You generally do not use doors for ventilation" I agree. I think the PC is taking the wording "all windows, external doors and other openings" in the DA conditions and…

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Brad_2477
Mar 18, 2019 2:52 pm
mishb
mishb
13 h

Stone Ambassador Feedback

Stone Ambassador Feedback

My country house and city apartment were finished about the same time. The Silestone benchtop in the apartment already had a chip in it on handover, the edges seem quite…

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mishb
Mar 18, 2019 2:41 pm

Concrete path against back of home to prevent water ingress

Concrete path against back of home to prevent water ingress

Hi guys & gals, I have been reading on the forum and gained some great ideas. Not long bought a property on the Sunshine Coast…

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mattscib
Mar 18, 2019 2:40 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi David, Do you have any update on contours survey? Thanks

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wowonly
Mar 18, 2019 2:26 pm
AandM
AandM
15 h

Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho

Dispute with builder over brickwork - advice wanted from tho
VIC

Thanks.. Unfortunately this work was done in the last year after handover in our journey to get the bricks right. And our bricks didn't start turning orange until after…

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AandM
Mar 18, 2019 12:53 pm

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

Thanks for sharing info. Really appreciate. We are already in touch with professionals. Cheers.

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patel1783
Mar 18, 2019 12:43 pm
kks
kks
15 h

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Currently in late 90s brick-veneer home which as been perfectly - according to the literature - azimuthed on its acerage block. Living there has confirmed the sheer…

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kks
Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 51, 52, 53

My DA approval took 10 to 11 weeks. now waiting for construction certificate

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lini.new breeze
Mar 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Althom
Althom
17 h

Damage noticed after handover

Damage noticed after handover

Not sure in Victoria but if it's anything like WA those boards are controlled by the builders so are generally worse than useless for solving issues that might cost a…

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Althom
Mar 18, 2019 10:45 am
Althom
Althom
Althom
17 h

Oven issue - repair or replace

Oven issue - repair or replace

~$600 + labour for a new one that you can depreciate.

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Althom
Mar 18, 2019 10:44 am
Althom

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1, 2, 3, 4

Oh that is disappointing when you can't have the facade choices you want. Developers get way too involved in this sort of decision making. Hopefully you can come up with…

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shokel1975
Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
shokel1975
r_13
r_13
18 h

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING

Building Metricon Fortitude32 - Bannockburn: FLOORING
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

That is possibly because this post/thread is about 5 years old... the prices listed above reflect that. I was reading the list thinking 'wow, so cheap options...' then…

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r_13
Mar 18, 2019 9:09 am
r_13
Manj
Manj
20 h

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Internal

Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Internal
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Week 33 Not much action this week. The garage door has been installed but that bath is still in the dining room lol. More of…

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Manj
Mar 18, 2019 7:37 am
Manj
patel1783
patel1783
Yesterday

Metronest Review

Metronest Review

That what they did with us.. show us something before deposit & after that they changed their inclusion list. Many more stuff i have to share but right now I'm waiting…

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patel1783
Mar 18, 2019 1:48 am
ManInBlack
ManInBlack
Yesterday

Building with Clarendon - Private Building Inspector

Building with Clarendon - Private Building Inspector

Hello, I have just started building with Clarendon, the slab has been laid and awaiting frame work. I am concerned about the upcoming inspections and not being prepared…

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ManInBlack
Mar 17, 2019 11:08 pm

Today we have some good news and some bad news. Such is the life of the owner builder. The good news is that I have bought a tractor! No, I am not a frustrated farmer. It…

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powerd
Mar 17, 2019 10:32 pm
MLC
MLC
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

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

Thanks everyone for taking the time to contribute your thoughts.... all insightful. Like with any purchase, especially one as significant as a new home, there will be…

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MLC
Mar 17, 2019 9:48 pm

It is going surprisingly good. Sorry for the lack of updates. Frame is up walls upstairs rendered. Tiling is being done as we speak. Everything to a decent quality…

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rogklee
Mar 17, 2019 9:25 pm
saeen
saeen
Yesterday

Building in Manor Lakes

Building in Manor Lakes
NSW

Hi All I have 476sqm lot in Manor Lakes (14X34),,, planning to build 26 or 27 sq house - initially for an investment with a plan to move in later... I have looked at the…

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saeen
Mar 17, 2019 8:59 pm
JoePathan
JoePathan
Yesterday

Cracks on Bricks

Cracks on Bricks

Thats what I am thinking and wanting to claim a warranty on as build is just 5 months old.

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JoePathan
Mar 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
Yesterday

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

A concern is that it seems, based on Metricon's comments and their display homes, that all their recently built homes with box gutters, except mine, do not comply with…

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Norfolk
Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
wagga123
wagga123
Yesterday

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Reading it again, it doesn't make sense. Situation: 1. Stormwater Pit in backyard, 2. About half a meter out from the pit, there is a garden planting area, 3. Water tap…

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wagga123
Mar 17, 2019 6:47 pm

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