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Bels
Bels
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Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

There are some models of Actron Air which allow connection of standard thermostats/smart thermostats to control the unit over the proprietary Actron controller. You'd…

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Bels
Jun 24, 2018 6:50 pm
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Stimpson
Jun 24, 2018 6:47 pm
Drew01
Drew01
42 m

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 368, 369, 370

I've got a mate who's a carpet layer who says about a year as well... Something to do with letting the carpets wear in - didn't make much sense when he was telling me about it

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Drew01
Jun 24, 2018 6:38 pm
Drew01

Hi Guys, I am building a Eden Brae Bristol 31 (Double Storey) in Schofields, NSW. The lot is 12.5 x 34 deep. The house width is 10.7m I have a question on House…

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Niel07
Jun 24, 2018 6:35 pm

Internal wall thickness

Internal wall thickness

Structural strength does not matter for internal walls as long as they are non-load-bearing. It is up to you to decide how thick you want to go, but 70 and 90 mm are…

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2018 5:50 pm

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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I thought the same thinking pelmet. But I was advised that it wasn’t needed and I wouldn’t regret it. I’m so glad I did it because it definitely gives of the…

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stoff17
Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 39, 40, 41

They wont let the surveyor on the lot before registration I tried before my lot registered

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Tolgz
Jun 24, 2018 5:30 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 76, 77, 78

Lets just say I have decided to be pushy person now. I have been waiting very patiently for too long. So I have started to prepare for big move ( don't know when). The…

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm

site cleaning charge before build commence

site cleaning charge before build commence

Site scrape should be part of your normal sites costs so I wouldnt expect an extra charge for them to do that.

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blackcat20
Jun 24, 2018 5:10 pm
blackcat20

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 43, 44, 45

Best to check out with electrician. If it is still working should be fine but check it regularly. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm
TCJ
TCJ
2 h

Bahama 33

Bahama 33

Can anyone tell me how long between your home being painted and when you had PCI with Coral?

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TCJ
Jun 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Tamm
Tamm
3 h

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??

Building Eden Brae Bristol 31??
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hi guys, For anyone building the Bristol can you please tell me if you were able to add extra depth to the garage? We’ve widened the garage by 1 metre but are concerned…

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Tamm
Jun 24, 2018 4:38 pm

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing

Metricon Winchester 28- Framing
VIC
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Thanks! It was right at the front of the store and exactly what we wanted for that back room.

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blackcat20
Jun 24, 2018 4:37 pm
blackcat20

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC

I think she work for Metronest homes... I guess...

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patel1783
Jun 24, 2018 4:09 pm
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ozmonkeyoy
Jun 24, 2018 3:57 pm
ozmonkeyoy

Fridge problems - dangerous?

Fridge problems - dangerous?

that is just a refrigerant line i suspect someone got the copper too hot brazing it from a repair

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aussieta
Jun 24, 2018 3:53 pm
aussieta

GJ Gardner Bundanoon 282 - WE HAVE KEYS

GJ Gardner Bundanoon 282 - WE HAVE KEYS
NSW

We have thanks Marz, loving the House and space! Congrats on the start of your build, look forward to following along.

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dillongl
Jun 24, 2018 3:48 pm
dillongl

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 561, 562, 563

I wanted to paint one wall with different color in home theatre as feature, I was advised it would be $600 for this. Building Ambassador 41 Wisdom Homes Slab done …

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becks81
Jun 24, 2018 3:31 pm

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50

Starting our KDR journey Metricon Glendale 50
1, 2, 3

Our Invoice finally got paid. Now for the frame invoice they need a driveway quote since originally we had put it in n then took it out. So they based the loan on the…

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excited_builders
Jun 24, 2018 3:25 pm

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

What's involved in cancelling a building contract?

Hi , Would you let me know what have you done ? . I am in a similar situation. My loan hasn't been approved yet and my contract has a subject to funance clause. Please advise

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akashjohn2006
Jun 24, 2018 3:11 pm

Finally have some news we got our commencement letter on the 12th June while we were away on holidays. So it was great to see when we got home yesterday that our…

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marz1983
Jun 24, 2018 2:59 pm

FlameZone cladding?

FlameZone cladding?

Hi, We are going to replace one of the external walls in our existing house - built in a Flamezone - with a new wall. The existing wall has a massive floor to ceiling…

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Marieke
Jun 24, 2018 2:54 pm

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens

Barbie Dream House - First Build in Port Stephens
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Wow you build seems to coming along very nicely, everything looks great. We are having the highland blackheath bricks too.

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marz1983
Jun 24, 2018 2:49 pm

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder
1, 2

OMG, you also! $15 is right down there. Do we have $5 anyone? Going once. Going twice.....

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SaveH2O
Jun 24, 2018 2:47 pm
SaveH2O

Home automation

Home automation
NSW

Cool. Yeah you should have plenty :) My dining pendant has 20 globes lol.

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k3nnis
Jun 24, 2018 2:30 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Thanks kjane! I followed your advise and left a message for Kerry and he called me back and I'm heading there on Tuesday to have a look so that will help us decide if we…

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Jacks
Jun 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Ivy1
Ivy1
5 h

Painting external brick house

Painting external brick house

Has anyone painted there brick house? Professionally or diy?

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Ivy1
Jun 24, 2018 1:55 pm
CC7
CC7
6 h

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

haha, hopefully they aren't too nosy when you move in though

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CC7
Jun 24, 2018 1:44 pm
CC7

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes. If it hadn't been for Metropolis going to the press about incorrectly installed multilayer gas pipes I would never have been able to get this problem rectified…

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Liliana
Jun 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

Cavity Sliding Door - Mass Loaded Vinyl for sound proofing

And yes, if you still want to use MLV, best way will be to cover the full section of the pocket wall between gyprock and studs.

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alexp79
Jun 24, 2018 11:55 am

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2

KDR in Sydney - Sekisui Luzia 2
NSW
1 ... 22, 23, 24

Ohhh no! Just as well your drive way slope to the street. If that’s happen to me all concrete will be in the garage.

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shazaw
Jun 24, 2018 11:48 am

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?

Shale Grey or Windspray roof?
NSW

Shale grey looks almost white once up in the roof. I think it’s the light that reflects onto it that lightens the colour.

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mj-mac4
Jun 24, 2018 11:41 am
mj-mac4

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 85, 86, 87

Hi guys, I went to see our site yesterday. The ground floor frame is done. Hopefully they will finish the 1st floor and roof next week. Our SS confirmed that. All looks…

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nada17
Jun 24, 2018 11:13 am

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Balcony sizes badia new breeze

Assuming you have planning approvals? Then It depends on Type of Balcony, Location, Materials , Engineering->Spans, Cost,etc Large Balconies are best Designed & Built…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 24, 2018 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Boston 38 | Coral Homes

Boston 38 | Coral Homes
QLD

Thanks CC. Hoping now that in drafting the recessed tracks aren't denied, as our consultant seemed confident about that, and seeing as they had a price in the system for it.

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TiredHalo
Jun 24, 2018 6:45 am
TiredHalo

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 18: Flooring, Carpet....)
QLD
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Looks great! So happy for you ❤️ - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Jun 23, 2018 10:07 pm
Bridgetwitch
SW2772
SW2772
21 h

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow... i have really enjoyed looking at yr updates aphsta... Thanks for the heads up on some of the upgrade costs. we have been investigating building the Avalon Altona…

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SW2772
Jun 23, 2018 9:53 pm

The house is elevated so there is about 4ft space below floor. When bath/ shower cubicle is removed we expect that the ceiling will need to be re-sheeted. Tiles cover…

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mrs mozz
Jun 23, 2018 9:10 pm

quick update the build is slowly progressing well. we've just finished the garage roof, framing is well underway with 90% of the wall frames done, will move onto the roof…

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frankily
Jun 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Plan sitting on our block which finally goes to settlement this Friday after a year of waiting!!! Front elevation showing facade. Floor plan :)

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sarahmarie
Jun 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 852, 853, 854

Getting rather excited now. 5 months in and I feel we are so close to finish (but so far!) We are in the final stage. Painting has been done, electrical fitout, render.…

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Laura Ireland
Jun 23, 2018 8:01 pm
sanny
sanny
24 h

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16

Village Square Edmondson Park Stage 16
NSW
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hi All, This forum has been not been active for a while. Hope everyone is having their house built moved in. I thought I will say hello to all and if you could share their…

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sanny
Jun 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Binderella
Binderella
Yesterday

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Building the Zanzibar 45 with Metricon

Hi there! Joining in to follow along. We're using the Bloom Blend tile in our ensuite as a feature wall, so am keen to see photos of how yours is looking. Am also now…

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Binderella
Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Choppy182
Choppy182
Yesterday

Waterfall edges after handover?

Waterfall edges after handover?

You can sit them on tile not a problem

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Choppy182
Jun 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Hedgewitch
Hedgewitch
Yesterday

Kit home addition?

Kit home addition?

No specific details at the moment as it was just an idea. I was thinking treated wood framework and weatherboard /corrigated iron consisting of about 6 rooms. One house…

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Hedgewitch
Jun 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Hedgewitch
Variegated
Variegated
Yesterday

Take Two

Take Two
ACT
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Visited yesterday at lunchtime to find Joel and Rhys on site doing the final bits and pieces in the kitchen and laundry including the cleanup. Laundry bench has been…

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Variegated
Jun 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Variegated

Our final site plan. Earthwork has started on 18 Jun and pouring of slab has been scheduled on 28 June. Hope there won't be any delay.

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Kimmykim
Jun 23, 2018 2:52 pm

Bricklayer has finished, very happy with our bricks 👍😀😀 Front wall will be rendered.

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Code128
Jun 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Code128

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