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Hi guys, first time poster long time reader In the process of building atm, and we have just recently finished the guttering on the garage roof. We've had numerous days…

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Livo4Life
Nov 29, 2021 7:02 pm

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Please qualify that in writing A waiver is generally for minor time delays, Sorry, I wouldn't call 12 month delay minor

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 29, 2021 6:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Raised front loader

Raised front loader

If you’re looking for the , then look no further. Our clients benefit from the personalized…

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interiordesign
Nov 29, 2021 4:52 pm

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.
VIC

Hi, We have recently booked a plot of land on an estate Alira Berwick but the titlement date is around Quarter 3 2022. We shopped the homes and builders and have…

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SFASDF
Nov 29, 2021 4:26 pm

Hi Everyone, I was just after some general information and some feedback based on experience on the general timeframes and stages to go from raw land to registration…

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Amacy
Nov 29, 2021 4:22 pm

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I only had to sign a few documents relating to the installation of a gas meter with Origin - don't recall having to do it for electricity. Hope this helps!

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roadie009
Nov 29, 2021 4:12 pm

King Homes

King Homes

Has anyone done a recent price estimate with King? I was basically told prices have shot up 100-200k and I shouldnt waste my time doing a tender with them. Thats really…

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jagberg
Nov 29, 2021 3:23 pm

Crossover/driveway question

Crossover/driveway question

With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and so will the…

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bestspecials
Nov 29, 2021 2:10 pm
bestspecials

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

Hey mate, Yup these can be selected from studio M.

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dulie
Nov 29, 2021 11:14 am
dulie

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like…

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Stewie D
Nov 29, 2021 11:03 am
AnjC
AnjC
8 h

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Simon Just to chime in - you can absolutely live in your granny flat - I am doing exactly that as I type! I just negotiated it with my builder. In today’s market…

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AnjC
Nov 29, 2021 11:01 am

Need Help

Need Help

Hi Helen Just text me on 0431 712 792 and we will arrange a time to chat today Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 10:36 am
Ashington Homes

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
1, 2

Hi All, Was stage 2 released yet? It was supposed to be released this March, and then we were told it would happen in Oct. However, my block was not released yet. Was it…

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paul_di
Nov 29, 2021 10:32 am

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde
1, 2, 3, 4

Yep it was in the contract. The 10.7 certificate mentions it, and I have been doing a bit of work around the area over the last 6 years, so I went in with my eyes open.…

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 8:35 am
Ashington Homes

Hot Water ECV keeps dripping

Hot Water ECV keeps dripping

Hi, my hot water system (50L Dux Proflo) has an ECV (expansion control valve) that was fitted in 2019, ever since then it drips pretty much after every shower or usage of…

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Mahmoud1989
Nov 29, 2021 12:00 am
Ramga
Ramga
20 h

Eagle Home

Eagle Home

Hi , Has any one built Princess parrot with Eagle home? Are you happy with it ? If you build princess parrot please share your experience ? Anything that I need to know,…

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Ramga
Nov 28, 2021 11:25 pm
Ardo
Ardo
22 h

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

I think the waffle/raft debate is way oversimplified and people get confused. Some slabs are designed to be supported by direct contact with the soil underneath, and some…

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Ardo
Nov 28, 2021 9:26 pm
Ardo
Ardo
22 h

Construction Waste

Construction Waste

Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.

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Ardo
Nov 28, 2021 9:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
Yesterday

Building new

Building new

I like to find the land before I get serious about talking to builders. That doesn't mean you shouldn't visit a few show homes first to get an idea of what you want and…

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bashworth
Nov 28, 2021 7:00 pm
bashworth
RameshN
RameshN
Yesterday

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW
1, 2

Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ? Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 6:24 pm

New to the forum and I am at wits end after building ineffective french drain today, plus no builder or plumber having a clue what to do. So let's try the Wisdom of the…

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Pommy Mike
Nov 28, 2021 5:56 pm
Noname
Noname
Yesterday

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4

The first coherent response. Thanks. However in my experience of vectorworks forums is that they dont remove posts "that tell it the way it is", they remove…

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Noname
Nov 28, 2021 4:53 pm
savan
savan
Yesterday

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review

Again they are all subcontractors. we build with henley before and happy with them.

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm
savan
savan
Yesterday

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

If possible walk in to a Electra 35 Display, because you should feel what you are going to get. my suggestion is like test drive,you must walk through before commit. If…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm
savan
savan
Yesterday

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley Henley pricing are upfront except site cost. Carlisle is the other choice here in vic I like the emperor and montessa…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
travelbug
travelbug
Yesterday

Strata reno - non-structural wall

Strata reno - non-structural wall

WOW! That's surprising that a wall removal is minor. One of mine you can pain and hang hooks. That's about it. I've never contacted council for internal reno's.

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travelbug
Nov 28, 2021 11:58 am
RameshN
RameshN
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
VIC

We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !! …

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 11:50 am
twylamc
twylamc
28 November

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

We got the Whispair Rome 90 more than 3 years ago now. It’s awesome. I think you won’t go wrong with picking any of the two.

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twylamc
Nov 28, 2021 2:51 am
JustAnotherUser
JustAnotherUser
27 November

Shower mix tap too sensitive

Shower mix tap too sensitive

Thanks, will look into it

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JustAnotherUser
Nov 27, 2021 6:44 pm
aussieta
aussieta
27 November

Fencing/ Boundary issue

Fencing/ Boundary issue
NSW

locate the survey pegs and show them to neighbour

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aussieta
Nov 27, 2021 8:55 am
aussieta
ren_ho
ren_ho
26 November

ICF Vs Hebel

ICF Vs Hebel
VIC

I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.

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ren_ho
Nov 26, 2021 8:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 November

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

The PCI Inspection really is more about picking up finishing quality issues than structural…

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bashworth
Nov 26, 2021 7:13 pm
bashworth
Almudena
Almudena
26 November

Security screens and window cleaning

Security screens and window cleaning

The screen can't be removed at all, it's a bolted security screen. I have the same problem, trying to find a solution for cleaning the glass behind the screen

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Almudena
Nov 26, 2021 4:20 pm
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aussieta
Nov 26, 2021 3:21 pm
aussieta
lasotm
lasotm
26 November

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hey There, I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras? Also, did you do any…

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lasotm
Nov 26, 2021 11:45 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
26 November

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Dont get distracted by bits of blue tape on cosmetic paint blemishes that will be quickly touched up later. Focus on the main game! Get a professional inspection at PCI…

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Kippers01
Nov 26, 2021 11:32 am
Althom
Althom
26 November

repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

Have to agree. Not just kids. Clumsy adults as well. Cleaning matt paint walls always seems to result in shiny patches that need repainting.

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Althom
Nov 26, 2021 10:38 am
Althom
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

New home Salesman, Owners with apps, Designers, Artists, Architects are now becoming front line estimators and builders, well they think they are? LOL, Certifiers,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Hey orp23 Welcome to the forum If you can get 50 years out of a house with limited maintenance and repairs then consider yourself lucky. Structural repairs will require…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 8:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
orp23
orp23
25 November

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

We have a 40-year old 2nd storey extension with weatherboard that is showing signs of peel/rot on some panels. Initially, we just wanted to repaint and repair affected…

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orp23
Nov 25, 2021 7:20 pm
aussieta
aussieta
25 November

Builder shutting down franchise

Builder shutting down franchise

is the flow the same with hot or cold water

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aussieta
Nov 25, 2021 4:24 pm
aussieta
MCKINNA
MCKINNA
25 November

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Hi Dreamhome32 I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front? Thanks,

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MCKINNA
Nov 25, 2021 3:23 pm
idev
idev
25 November

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)
1, 2, 3

Thanks r_13 I am assuming that cost is just not only supply/install but also engineering needed to support powerfloor weight and thickness.

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idev
Nov 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Tell us where you are! No point giving you Sydney builders if you live in SA, NT or WA. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines
VIC

gglecast , here is a diagram I did for a client quite a while back. You can play around with it by sliding the eaves out and the window sill down until you reach the…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Velux skylights facing East

Velux skylights facing East

If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows. You can get external and internal shade devices as…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:15 pm
jas25t
jas25t
25 November

Double crossover

Double crossover

Think about the turning circle of the vehicle you intend to use. You will need at the minimum the entire circle for the distance between the outside of both crossovers.…

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jas25t
Nov 25, 2021 12:03 pm
oklouise
oklouise
24 November

Need help with Staircase location

Need help with Staircase location

the new kids bedrooms are bigger than before just a different shape and it would be a serious mistake to lose the ensuite and i think you now need to work with a local…

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oklouise
Nov 24, 2021 10:14 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
24 November

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 812, 813, 814

Ok, so not great, but not terrible. We have a 2 year old solar system which we will be reusing, shame they won't let us include it in our BASIX checks

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diepiggy
Nov 24, 2021 9:22 pm

Yeah, we're finally building. Council planning and CLC Aprovals took a while...but we've now started.

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SistersBeach
Nov 24, 2021 8:14 pm
SistersBeach

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