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Building Regs on an External Door over 1.5m from ground

Building Regs on an External Door over 1.5m from ground

Hi Spida23 Welcome to the forum Does your contract or drawing say "Stairs/Landing By Owner?" Then, occupancy certificates can't be issued until the stairs, balustrade,etc…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 26, 2019 3:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Double story Balcony or bigger house with no balcony

Double story Balcony or bigger house with no balcony

I'd only be guessing, but maybe balcony houses tend to have a better kerb appeal? Though you can easily have a nice facade otherwise. If I were looking at two houses…

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KingTaco
May 25, 2019 11:41 pm
KingTaco

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Fixing stage
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

So they say there is an allowance for breakages etc... but that sure is some allowance! Maybe our brickies were particularly careful? Either way, we'll try to minimise…

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KingTaco
May 25, 2019 11:21 pm
KingTaco

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 572, 573, 574

Hi All, I would like to take this time and thank you all for your advice and suggestions. Being first home built with not any idea what to look, all your messages and tips…

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MrsAJ
May 25, 2019 9:24 pm

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I would like to take this time and thank you all for your advice and suggestions. Being first home built with not any idea what to look, all your messages and tips helped…

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MrsAJ
May 25, 2019 9:22 pm

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA

Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
SA
1, 2, 3

If they can stay on track we will have about 2-3 weeks to move as our lease is paid to september anyway. ill be taking my time to move this time round for sure. so much…

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Hugebloke
May 25, 2019 9:02 pm
Hugebloke

Inclusions and Plan Drawings

Inclusions and Plan Drawings

One reason a pre contract inspection is a must,can find mistakes, overcharges, unfair contract clause,tell you with legal certainty what's included,also puts builder on…

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Joker
May 25, 2019 8:50 pm
JLL3
JLL3
8 h

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs

McDonald Jones NSW electrical costs
NSW

They have packages but this is the standard system: That Bosch system alone is $985.

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JLL3
May 25, 2019 8:46 pm

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
1 ... 159, 160, 161

I built with Mutual Homes. Don't ever think of going them. They are pathetic.

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bucksaver
May 25, 2019 8:41 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 734, 735, 736

Yes, ground level was completed on Friday. Took just 1 day to complete. I was surprise myself too.

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Femstar
May 25, 2019 8:07 pm

Build Feed: Hallmark Homes - Vouge 298 - Caboolture QLD

Build Feed: Hallmark Homes - Vouge 298 - Caboolture QLD
QLD
1, 2

Interesting, Our termite barrier went in before the frame. Must be a different system

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alymei
May 25, 2019 7:41 pm

New house slab work quality in doubt

New house slab work quality in doubt

I can't tell u if there are actual issues. But from your the slab photos they looks fine IMO.. No different then any other slabs I seen.

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MyFirst
May 25, 2019 6:37 pm

Building new house - choosing a builder

Building new house - choosing a builder

Thank you so much for all your suggestions really helpful and appreciated! We currently getting quotes form the ones we have met with and one thing we have asked for is…

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Bruce18
May 25, 2019 4:56 pm

Lots of labour even in the edging! Hand cut travertine cobblestone edging went in today.

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MrsJM
May 25, 2019 4:16 pm
MrsJM
alymei
alymei
15 h

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD

Custom build on acerage in Ipswich QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Forgot - tile layout approved. Got cabinetry plans too - an amendment was needed so will sign that off next week

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alymei
May 25, 2019 2:22 pm

Digging under house slab

Digging under house slab

Draw a 45 degree line down from the bottom of your footings and if your excavation gets on its way, you would need to involve structural engineer who would provide a…

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alexp79
May 25, 2019 2:21 pm
bagyo
bagyo
15 h

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi

Independent Building Inspector Wonthaggi

I am in need of a reputable building inspector for construction stages of a new home build. Also which stages do you recommend to engage an inspector. Typical costs?.…

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bagyo
May 25, 2019 2:02 pm
bagyo

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
1 ... 99, 100, 101

Love the water feature in your design! Exciting that the landscaping is underway!

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Bethany
May 25, 2019 11:13 am
maverick343
maverick343
Yesterday

Experience with Sett Homes

Experience with Sett Homes
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

I built 5 years ago and very happy with the build quality. Unfortunate that you are going through this..

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maverick343
May 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Macher
Macher
Yesterday

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

KDR Vantage Mode facade modified
VIC
1, 2

I thought the same. I haven't seen anyone else's slab prep look like this. They have put foam on top now.

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Macher
May 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Macher

Finally had our PCI today, handover is now booked for the 7th June. The house has a few issues that need rectifying. Paint was the biggest issue with just really bad…

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dme1982
May 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Ardo
Ardo
Yesterday

Does builders margin apply to provisional sum ?

Does builders margin apply to provisional sum ?

Quiz your builder. I have had a builder quote a build price with excessive pc costs only to say it dos not matter because they only charge what the pc items cost and…

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Ardo
May 24, 2019 8:38 pm
JLL3
JLL3
Yesterday

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread
NSW
1 ... 718, 719, 720

Thanks Stuart! Did you do all you plan presentation, external, internal and electrical selections first then the HIA contract signing? I've been told by the Project…

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JLL3
May 24, 2019 8:32 pm

Roof is half on and plumbing has all been done in the roof and walls, getting there!

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alt
May 24, 2019 8:03 pm
alt
RCF91
RCF91
Yesterday

Noble Homes - Riverstone Oasis - Stage 1/2: BUILDER WILL BE

Noble Homes - Riverstone Oasis - Stage 1/2: BUILDER WILL BE

They are in breach, whether they admit or not, quite simply while you wait for a house and are paying mortgage repayments they are making interest and using it on there…

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RCF91
May 24, 2019 8:01 pm
darb74
darb74
Yesterday

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks for the reply. We have all awning windows, with main areas in magnum (616 series) and the rest of the house (bedrooms, bathrooms etc) in the 517 series. We went…

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darb74
May 24, 2019 7:11 pm
darb74
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
Yesterday

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Last week the stairs were installed, and this week has the doors and architraves/skirting all installed. So we're now all locked up. Next week on the Monday & Tuesday…

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TiredHalo
May 24, 2019 7:02 pm
TiredHalo

Most of the stone installed today. Only kitchen island bench (Calacatta Gold) left to do. Nearly finished ensuite tiles. Laundry floor finished (except…

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thme
May 24, 2019 7:00 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Builder changes post-DA approval?

Builder changes post-DA approval?

Hmm.. What kind of excess fill you are talking about? Usually, it is something structural engineer is looking into and considering you already have CC, then the design…

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alexp79
May 24, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi there, I just had a double colorbond gate installed. Some cement were poured around the latches to act as an anchor because the latches do not reach the ground. This…

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asahi_home
May 24, 2019 4:05 pm

The dreaded Christmas shutdown

The dreaded Christmas shutdown
VIC
1, 2

Typical shutdown period is anywhere from 10 to 15 business days (2-3 weeks). This has been industry standard for as long as I can remember however some trades and…

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l_vanslyke
May 24, 2019 11:49 am
KatDS
KatDS
24 May

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi, Im also building with wisdom homes, however our csr has told us that for every change we want we will be paying $1k. For electrical change is 1k, and should we want…

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KatDS
May 24, 2019 9:41 am
Mrs.Goro
Mrs.Goro
24 May

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert
1, 2, 3, 4

After speaking to the lawyer, he said it must be titled by the latest February 2020. December this year or Feb next year - no questions asked.

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Mrs.Goro
May 24, 2019 9:16 am
Treedance
Treedance
24 May

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 11, 12, 13

congrats Manj really exciting - looks beautiful

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Treedance
May 24, 2019 8:54 am
Macher
Macher
24 May

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes
VIC
1, 2

Looks good. Can't wait to see slab. Looks like C = 1 and M = 0 at this stage. Ha ha

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Macher
May 24, 2019 6:02 am
Macher
Kekiky
Kekiky
24 May

Anyone used Hotondo Homes Rochedale (Mt Gravatt) before?

Anyone used Hotondo Homes Rochedale (Mt Gravatt) before?

Hi guys, I am looking to build in Brisbane and have been talking to Hotondo Homes in Mt Gravatt. I am pretty impressed with their work and offers, but I could not find any…

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Kekiky
May 24, 2019 1:57 am

Hi Everyone, Firstly thanks to everyone for sharing all your experiences and journeys that I have followed through this thread. It really helped us heaps. I just thought…

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Abman
May 24, 2019 12:43 am
Abman
gobear
gobear
24 May

Home renovation from top to bottom in order suggestion?

Home renovation from top to bottom in order suggestion?

I have an old house and want to do a home renovation hiring myself rather than hiring a building manager as I do not mind the troublesome handling and hiring tradesman…

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gobear
May 24, 2019 12:29 am
adchew
adchew
23 May

Installation of undermount kitchen sink

Installation of undermount kitchen sink

Builder don’t have the sink I wanted.

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adchew
May 23, 2019 8:51 pm

Site Cost

Site Cost

Read my post.....

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sweetswisssteel
May 23, 2019 6:39 pm
viju_009
viju_009
23 May

Plantation ready built ??

Plantation ready built ??

Awesome, looks like if Timber structure is used, we can go for it.

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viju_009
May 23, 2019 5:08 pm
robbert
robbert
23 May

rid of smell

rid of smell

I know the frustrating feeling! Aside from obviously stopping whoever contributes tot hat cigarette smells, I find that just airing the place out for a couple of days,…

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robbert
May 23, 2019 3:31 pm
robbert
IamSAM
IamSAM
23 May

After handover

After handover

Basically I meant get landscaping & fencing done together. Particularly between Fencing and Paving - get fencing done first as it requires soil to be dug up. Once fencing…

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IamSAM
May 23, 2019 2:59 pm
IamSAM
robbert
robbert
23 May

Bathroom Reno Ideas...

Bathroom Reno Ideas...

This new one is such a fresh layout. Where'd you get those tiles though?

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robbert
May 23, 2019 2:55 pm
robbert
Hillz
Hillz
23 May

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?

Is anyone building at Mawson Green, Meadows SA?
SA
1 ... 32, 33, 34

Hi there guys, We are looking at moving from Perth to the Hills (I'm from Mt Barker originally) and were wondering how you guys who have been living at Mawson green for a…

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Hillz
May 23, 2019 12:15 pm
chakupab
chakupab
23 May

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb

Lilium Estate - Clyde - SE Melb
VIC

But we should be able to start a Messenger conversation within Facebook, can't we. I was also learning a lot from it.

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chakupab
May 23, 2019 12:09 pm
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shokel1975
May 23, 2019 11:04 am
shokel1975

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