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Sanding glass

Sanding glass

If you just want to take the sharp edges off you could use an 80 grit diamond hand pad. You can order these on-line, from stone and glass work tool supplies. Cost about $30.

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Nickykim
Sep 24, 2018 9:24 pm
najua
najua
13 m

McDonald Jones Homes- Tulloch-31

McDonald Jones Homes- Tulloch-31

HI Soumya, How was your building experience with Mcdonald Jones? We are also planning to build in Penrith and need some feedback about the experience, customer service and…

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najua
Sep 24, 2018 9:17 pm
najua
najua
16 m

Mcdonald Jones or Eden Brae

Mcdonald Jones or Eden Brae

HI, I want to build at Penrith. I am really torn between whom to choose Eden Brae or Mcdonald Jones. I am building 2 storeyed, 4 bedroom house (30 squares). Need a quality…

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najua
Sep 24, 2018 9:14 pm
rajat
rajat
19 m

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney

Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3

That is part of the Bordeaux design, so can't change that. We have double glazed all the windows Hopefully that will help. Plus we will have curtains as well.

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rajat
Sep 24, 2018 9:11 pm
chanam
chanam
25 m

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades
QLD

Did not follow builder's colour and did our own thing. We are trying not to deviate from the standard, but have already done so with upgrades etc. Yikes! Doing it a…

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chanam
Sep 24, 2018 9:05 pm

Most important inspections to do from third party inspector

Most important inspections to do from third party inspector
VIC

Your most important inspection is pre contract review I don't see the value of pre paint /fixing inspection The purpose of stage inspections is to verify work at critical…

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building-expert
Sep 24, 2018 8:58 pm
building-expert

PCI check list

PCI check list

Thanks Tajana, very helpful!

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KingTaco
Sep 24, 2018 8:56 pm
KingTaco

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 12 - Tiling

Bray Park (G.J Gardner) - Week 12 - Tiling
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Takes waaaaay longer apparently. A lot harder also. We are getting the 1/3 brick pattern which puts the price up even further.

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BrentandAllison
Sep 24, 2018 8:24 pm
BrentandAllison

The loading above the area would be a walking space at the front of a Theatre room. We did hire an independent building inspector, but it didn't show up in their…

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Siegfx
Sep 24, 2018 8:20 pm

Home Building Blogs

Home Building Blogs
1 ... 75, 76, 77

"Smart House Solar" is Australia's most trusted . We're most trusted and reliable solar expert providing Commercial and Residential Solar in different…

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shsauseo
Sep 24, 2018 8:19 pm
shsauseo

Online Property Valuations

Online Property Valuations

How reliable are the property valuations online?

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John1121
Sep 24, 2018 8:01 pm

Building broker, yes or no?

Building broker, yes or no?

Hi, I'm new to this forum. In the next couple of years my wife and I are planning to build our forever home on a fairly small block (340m2) in Perths…

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Tommi
Sep 24, 2018 7:12 pm

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2

Because of the long lead in time, certain items like the gas fireplace and other small items had been discontinued. I had to reselect the items again with the newer…

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stanus
Sep 24, 2018 6:38 pm
stanus

Driveway was done today. Slowly getting there. Now on to the landscaping!

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Guy T
Sep 24, 2018 6:28 pm

Nutrend homes Brisbane region

Nutrend homes Brisbane region

Hi Was wondering if anyone has any reviews of Nutrend Homes We are in the Brisbane north region Or what recommendations for a builder that you have used for new home

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Richie1
Sep 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 394, 395, 396

Hi All...we were wondering when we start the NBN process. Since before we moved NBN came and disconnected our NBN and took the equipment away. (After months after our…

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excited_builders
Sep 24, 2018 5:09 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Yeah we ordered them a while back so had them delivered to a storage area They are going to come and assemble this week

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Quirmeball1280
Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Quirmeball1280

Slab Issues

Slab Issues

thx . its on both sides of the slab so was worried . is it something to worry abt

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tanmax
Sep 24, 2018 4:46 pm

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date

Builder quotes 15 months from slab date
VIC

I would say that 3 months is over-optimistic even for a project-style fiber-clad house and without any single rainy day. It seems you are talking about brick veneer…

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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 4:23 pm
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A and M Home
Sep 24, 2018 4:15 pm
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alexp79
Sep 24, 2018 4:14 pm

Newport 275

Newport 275

Hi Sharmin, We are building the Newport 275 also :) We are not having the extra wall at the entry though. Where about are you building? Thanks, Dani

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Dani232
Sep 24, 2018 4:06 pm

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

Hi there, we are building 2 storey home but did not add a ducted cooling in the initial contract as we were told that we can arrange this on our electrical appointment, as…

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Melbournevic
Sep 24, 2018 3:58 pm

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Onto Lock Up Stage

Custom Build with G Devel. in Bris - Onto Lock Up Stage
QLD
1, 2, 3

To be fixed, everything highlighted with that bright green spray has to be fixed

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pandibabi
Sep 24, 2018 3:56 pm
pandibabi

We have our colours appointment this Thursday!!! Super excited and nervous. Any tips or suggestions for the big day? We are building the Fairhaven homes Newport 275.

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Dani232
Sep 24, 2018 3:40 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 631, 632, 633

WOW kazi Looks awesome. Regarding the gap at alfresco, Area manager was happy to get the bricks to the cement. He also suggested that we let W do the tiling so they…

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Priyasuresh11
Sep 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Priyasuresh11

Should of got full fixed site costs!

Should of got full fixed site costs!
VIC

On the quote they allowed a provisional sum of up to 15 cubic metres of rock The supervisor told me they found 10m3 on the first excavation another 5 during electrical…

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Patrick
Sep 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Patrick

Do you mean like this?

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SnowLeopard
Sep 24, 2018 1:38 pm
SnowLeopard

Sir Walter Buffalo or weed?

Sir Walter Buffalo or weed?

Few said it's potentially Kikuyu. Nice lawn btw.

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tempura
Sep 24, 2018 12:37 pm
tempura

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park

Newpark Estate, Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2, 3

thanks, will try to check with council

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kingofnowhere
Sep 24, 2018 11:44 am

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 45, 46, 47

Do you happen to know if he is licensed and have you tried his services? Will try to get in touch with him. Thanks!

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Gio_aus
Sep 24, 2018 11:17 am
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rdcool
Sep 24, 2018 10:38 am
pbwhi0
pbwhi0
15 h

Metallix Bronze/Surfmist

Metallix Bronze/Surfmist
NSW

We built with Ausbuild and the PGH Eclipse bricks are in the standard range. We didn't pay any extra whereas had we gone with the Metallix from Austral I think they were…

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pbwhi0
Sep 24, 2018 6:24 am
pbwhi0

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

I am so jealous... Don't think we will ever start building. Your houses are looking great šŸ˜€ Our stage of land development reached practical completion on Friday. The…

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GEOnTREY
Sep 24, 2018 1:08 am

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

Architecturally Designed Home - Vic
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

no lime wash, there's one more coat of clearcoat and that's it. my phone camera is terrible and doesn't do the colour justice.

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frankily
Sep 23, 2018 10:23 pm

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!

Ausbuild Finlay 36 - Painting commenced, driveway installed!
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Paul, thanks def will do that, Ken been good so far and don't have any complaints, we have requested the stacker doors end glass be stopped around so the first opening…

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GrantFC
Sep 23, 2018 10:06 pm
Tajana
Tajana
Yesterday

Update

Update

That is fantastic . Thank you so much Paul .

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Tajana
Sep 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Tajana
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
Yesterday

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | Sheridan 41
VIC

Yeah the entire house will be rendered, so we won't have bricks. They're replacing the bricks with Hebel and using acrylic render.

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TiredHalo
Sep 23, 2018 6:55 pm
TiredHalo

Just finished the last of the stone retaining walls. This one on the east side has the cellar door in it.

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RuffTuff
Sep 23, 2018 4:18 pm
RuffTuff
GarethB
GarethB
Yesterday

Coral Homes ā€“ Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD

Coral Homes ā€“ Lisbon 25, Hervey Bay / QLD
1, 2

Yes 100% them, and they did an amazing job :) Cant wait to see it come together.

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GarethB
Sep 23, 2018 1:50 pm
GarethB
coppersmith
coppersmith
Yesterday

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

They finished bricking our house yesterday, last bit was the balcony. From what I could see, it looks good. I'm happy with the plumbing, looks like it was done neatly,…

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coppersmith
Sep 23, 2018 1:28 pm
aussieta
aussieta
Yesterday

Freestanding baths and kids

Freestanding baths and kids

you will need an alcove in the wall or a bath caddy to put soap, face washers, rubber ducky etc cleaning around the tub would be my concern, not sure how you clean between…

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aussieta
Sep 23, 2018 1:06 pm
aussieta
Reneeh
Reneeh
Yesterday

Henley Yorke 21

Henley Yorke 21
VIC

Hi Salman, Oh okay, thank you for sending that through :) Regards Renee

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Reneeh
Sep 23, 2018 12:14 pm

House inspector

House inspector

If you are buying a home then its wise to order building and timber pest inspection. They are actually two inspections and 2 reports. Building inspection should be done to…

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building-expert
Sep 23, 2018 11:15 am
building-expert

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW
1, 2, 3

Following your build :) looks amazing so far! loving your floor plan.

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Ourhomebythehill
Sep 23, 2018 11:06 am

Hi everyone, I wouldn't mind getting some opinions on this. I've had an independent inspection completed and the inspector has concerns regarding a service conduit which…

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iTool
Sep 23, 2018 10:53 am

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