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Quality of Package Homes

Quality of Package Homes

Hi, I'm looking to do a knock down rebuild and was wondering what the quality of the build is for the package homes (such as Rawson Homes etc) vs drawing up your own…

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Steeden
May 22, 2018 2:15 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 73, 74, 75

Met SS on site today. We have manage to iron out small issues, simply to finalized paperwork eg. certificates and finishing all little things around the house. brick…

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shazaw
May 22, 2018 2:14 pm

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

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

Hi kirashogun thanks for your input but I know for a fact the soil test never happen since they use of a mechanical Auger and its in a range of 3.5 tonne machine, I have…

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Mauromario
May 22, 2018 2:12 pm
doosra
doosra
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Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 541, 542, 543

We went twice or thrice. Bring sample of all bricks you like. PGH and Austral allow you to take sample. Put them in sun and…

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doosra
May 22, 2018 2:11 pm
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Orpheus
May 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Orpheus

Individual Design - New Choice Homes

Individual Design - New Choice Homes
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Love your choice. Good on you guys for DYI some of the work. I just don’t have that kind of time or motivation 😂

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Summitlovin
May 22, 2018 1:57 pm

Buy a mini split

Buy a mini split

The main things you should consider before buying a ductless system include: Security - With a ductless system, contractors only need to drill small holes in outdoor…

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SplitHeat2018
May 22, 2018 1:55 pm
SplitHeat2018

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage

Bold Living Acreage build, Scenic Rim QLD - Slab Stage
QLD
1 ... 29, 30, 31

Excellent! Our house has had a lot of interest and everyone says they love it, but no offers yet after a month on the market :( We will just be patient and cross our…

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Agent_009
May 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Agent_009
ECOECO
ECOECO
51 m

New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

New Construction - Double Glazing 70sqm variation cost 28k??

Hi The upgrade to toughened may be around $20/m2. Custom toughened glass can be expensive. All of our windows and doors have toughened glass now.

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ECOECO
May 22, 2018 1:30 pm
ECOECO
Tribe7
Tribe7
56 m

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD

Coral Homes Avoca 20 - Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3

Really? In Ripley? Oh that’s not good

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Tribe7
May 22, 2018 1:25 pm
Tribe7

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park

Stockland Elara at Marsden Park
NSW
1 ... 135, 136, 137

Hi Arpan, I had the same thing as you have got, but what they do is build a drainage on the driveway so that water can go. And the downpipe will be located at very far…

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kunalg
May 22, 2018 1:21 pm

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Thanks for that. Yeah looking at something 2.4-2.6 long and 1.2 wide for ours. Pedestal legs definitely nice choice.

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Dani_J
May 22, 2018 12:57 pm

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale

Hall & Hart - Madison (Contemporary) at Willowdale
NSW

Awesome to see it happening! Nice corner block location. Hope it progresses quickly for you :-D

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Seren1ty
May 22, 2018 12:37 pm

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!

Building defects? Owner?, The law is not your friend!
VIC

This is where the industry is still not working in the best interest of the owners. Where the builders and the inspection industry still do not want to fix the gap…

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rum_home
May 22, 2018 12:30 pm
rum_home

Accessories for Afa flow double undermount sink?

Accessories for Afa flow double undermount sink?

hi there, long time late but googling away & wondering if you found any in the end. Reece have a collection on their site now of Afa flow accessories

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Naomi Pommerel
May 22, 2018 12:10 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Sadik, My solicitor informed me y'day that they are working towards 31st may as settlement date but to expect even mid of June. I know the time with which this is…

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absep19
May 22, 2018 12:04 pm

Leaking Balcony

Leaking Balcony

Not supposed to be chipboard but I have seen it many times.

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building-expert
May 22, 2018 11:35 am
building-expert

Renovating garden bench

Renovating garden bench

::cheerleader:: wow thanks rogerwilco ! such a detailed and extremely helpful reply. You've been an emormous help. Again thank you O:-)

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Southies
May 22, 2018 11:30 am
Southies

The previous resident of our apartment LOVED the colour red. The only thing left from her legacy 4 years on is the random glass panel she affixed to the caesar stone…

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NicoleParker
May 22, 2018 11:17 am

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone

Crown Hill Estate Riverstone
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Michael, could you advise which lot are included in Stage 3? Thanks.

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henry1
May 22, 2018 11:13 am
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Summitlovin
May 22, 2018 11:13 am

Ensuite layout advice

Ensuite layout advice

You have a nice window there, could you make it into a dressing table area? Great to have natural light for makeup!

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Hillsbuilds
May 22, 2018 10:47 am

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Exactly. Its a massive benefit to all home owners in the estate that everything looks nice and coordinated. We're not even allowed the same house/facade as any house…

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blackcat20
May 22, 2018 10:35 am
blackcat20

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
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It’s funny, the priceleader range didn’t have many brick choices and hubby and I both chose this brick saying “this is the only one I don’t hate”. This is now…

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aphsta
May 22, 2018 10:32 am

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 83, 84, 85

That floor!! What colour are you planning on staining them Ren, light or dark?

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Dani_J
May 22, 2018 10:29 am

Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Thanks for the thread! We've just new windows and external doors (10 openings in total) installed as part of an extensive home renovation to a single skin brick home…

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rogerwilco
May 22, 2018 9:59 am

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!

Metricon Winchester 28- Finally Started!
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Slab pour scheduled for today so hopefully we get good news later today. Frames scheduled to start June 5.

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blackcat20
May 22, 2018 9:34 am
blackcat20

Greenvale Heritage Views

Greenvale Heritage Views
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Charlie Davidson: how do i contact you or Mr Pigeon directly .. i dont know how to do this .. pls advice where to leave my contact details JDR

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JDRaj
May 22, 2018 9:15 am

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 754, 755, 756

Hi, Sorry, I should have mentioned that I built a single storey house. For double storey I would suggest that speak with External subcontractor first and then finalize…

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kunalg
May 22, 2018 9:12 am

Provincial Homes

Provincial Homes
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

Anyone had any issues with internal walls not straight? Are they able to fix that once its all locked up?

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Teemo
May 22, 2018 8:36 am

Anyone building a WISDOM Home Monte Carlo

Anyone building a WISDOM Home Monte Carlo

Wanted to see if anyone here is building a Monte Carlo with Wisdom homes

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CS199
May 22, 2018 8:36 am

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Our First Dream Home G&P Builders
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

A light grey grout would look great (plus it wont discolour as quickly as white).

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blackcat20
May 22, 2018 8:35 am
blackcat20

Roof truss and internal walls

Roof truss and internal walls

NSU Apart from the expense of Ceiling battens & Double sheeting 50mm will pronounce any movement->cracking at the wall ceiling joins?

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 22, 2018 8:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
VIC
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Thanks! Yes luckily our site costs went down from $40k to $38k - even with P class site and 4-6 piers needed. We have a great SC who makes sure she ‘overestimates’…

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shokel1975
May 22, 2018 8:22 am
shokel1975

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Cabinets and tiles

Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - Cabinets and tiles
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Tomorrow kitchen island gets moved so will be on site at 7am to work out our exact gap between that and back bench. Our dining area runs parallel to the island so we…

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Dani_J
May 22, 2018 7:51 am
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r_13
May 22, 2018 7:50 am
r_13

Arden - Votivo 43

Arden - Votivo 43
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Oh Ezza, so frustrating. I feel your pain! We are 13 months into our build and there were a few times throughout where things just sat for weeks with nothing happening.…

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Dani_J
May 22, 2018 7:39 am

Builder didn't recess our upstairs showers. What can we do??

Builder didn't recess our upstairs showers. What can we do??

If you have paid for it and it is specified it is included in contract regardless of whether it is shown on plans or not. Builder has failed to amend plans to show…

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building-expert
May 22, 2018 7:30 am
building-expert
cigr
cigr
8 h

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Happy they fixed those bolts. That front window is going to look great!

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cigr
May 22, 2018 6:27 am
cigr
cigr
8 h

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / May 14th - Roof & Windows

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / May 14th - Roof & Windows
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Looking great! Loving the large window in the front and the large openings down the back 😍. Their making good progress.

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cigr
May 22, 2018 6:25 am
cigr
cigr
8 h

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane

Building a modified Grange 25 - Coral Homes - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks everyone! Can’t wait to just touch and see everything close up 😂.

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cigr
May 22, 2018 6:21 am

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands

Ausbuild Finlay 36 @ Kinross Road Thornlands
QLD
1, 2

The pool looks fantastic! The glass fence and tiling are really elegant. I better not show the wife your planters against the fence or I know what she will want at our…

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pbwhi0
May 22, 2018 6:19 am
pbwhi0

Why Is Ductless Heat Pump Sizing So Important?

Why Is Ductless Heat Pump Sizing So Important?

Proper ductless air conditioner sizing is essential for high efficiency performance and the level of cooling capacity. If the sizing is too small or too large, the system…

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SplitHeat2018
May 22, 2018 4:53 am
SplitHeat2018

Hilbert HGWA Build

Hilbert HGWA Build
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Some nice selections, looks awesome!....the end is near!

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sparky_JsP
May 22, 2018 3:58 am
sparky_JsP

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Have compared with other pricing since - I don’t think the lower figure is considerably out of range. For just a patch of lawn and peripheral minimal planting I think…

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Treedance
May 22, 2018 12:01 am

Thanks Ezza But a long backlog list from frame stage still remains - and you see the see facade

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pEast
May 21, 2018 10:57 pm
ehhc
ehhc
16 h

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Nice!!! I would kill for a driveway right now

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ehhc
May 21, 2018 10:48 pm
ehhc

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)

Coral Homes - Grange 25 (Newport)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Wow the living room looks huge!! How exciting to see it all plastered!! 😄👍🏼

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mj-mac4
May 21, 2018 10:18 pm
mj-mac4
redfox
redfox
17 h

Dark colour around concrete crack

Dark colour around concrete crack

That's just water that's stuck in the cracks coming up the concrete. It is normal. You can see the same darker patches around the grate and the corners.You have the…

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redfox
May 21, 2018 9:45 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
17 h

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

love that natural light from the butlers pantry - everything is looking very neat and tidy

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gr8ly
May 21, 2018 9:15 pm
gr8ly


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