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Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Thank you idev we have decided to go with fibre cement cladding for the first floor. We had different opinions from experience tradies regarding performance, cost,…

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Zorson
Oct 27, 2021 12:17 am

Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

All electric household is the way to go, Heat pump HWU's are one of the most efficient types. I went with the unit, very happy with it so far (March 2019 Install).…

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Sethor
Oct 27, 2021 12:00 am

Hi Everyone, We are in Melbourne and currently in the market looking for ideas for our new home. We recently came across a beautiful weatherboard split-level property…

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b.q
Oct 26, 2021 11:25 pm

Garage door

Garage door

The Aluminium composite roller doors are expensive, I think we got quoted about 5k extra over standard colorbond type door back in 2018. In the end we could not justify…

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Sethor
Oct 26, 2021 11:22 pm

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi did the build complete? Did you choose hebel facade?

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andy60
Oct 26, 2021 9:34 pm

F5 instead of MGP10

F5 instead of MGP10

Hi, my builder due to the timber unavailability used F5 timber for framing whereas the engineering specification was MGP10. When I found numerous holes in the studs which…

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Annunox
Oct 26, 2021 8:46 pm

Information on building a small home

Information on building a small home

Some time requirements, such as council approvals, can be the same irrespective of the type of build and the size of the house. The build, however, should be quicker.

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arcadelt
Oct 26, 2021 8:38 pm

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Hi Natalie3 Could you share builder contact please as I have gone thru icon and GJ Gardener and as stated it seems to be over my budget. and maybe the northern beaches…

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Anita275
Oct 26, 2021 8:34 pm

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Hi Greatwabbit Can I ask what was the outcome of the rejection on DA application as we are facing the same situation. We are in Pitwater council, could you tell us the…

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Anita275
Oct 26, 2021 7:51 pm
Haddie
Haddie
10 h

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?
1, 2

nearC Yes, we had lots of variations and upgrades we wanted even before colours (As we were told this would be addressed in colours) HIA draft given to us today and…

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Haddie
Oct 26, 2021 6:49 pm
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Bayside build

Bayside build

Thomas archer can alter their designs for a fee if you select one of their pre designed plans. We about to start building with them on approx the same size block.…

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anged
Oct 26, 2021 6:02 pm
stanks
stanks
11 h

Developer Approval

Developer Approval

Has anyone had a situation where Developer Approval has held up the process of the builder applying for a building permit? I don't see in our HIA contract where the…

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stanks
Oct 26, 2021 5:06 pm

New build questions

New build questions

Hi ez007 , It sounds like a building defect. You…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm
Contracts-Specialist

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

I lived in the US for 3 years with 2 Thermador draw style microwaves, they are brilliant to use, there is no need to bend down to see the controls as they connect to a…

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shinobowun
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm

Hi all, We come to step where we need to locate and design the stair case. Can anyone look at our propose plan and give me any feedback or ideas…

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vov
Oct 26, 2021 10:52 am

planning permit and building permit

planning permit and building permit

Hi Guys, just wants to know what private certifier does? I am planning to building a decking and a pergola in 3beds townhouse…

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mech2201
Oct 26, 2021 10:05 am

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone know what the rust colour stain is on my lounge walls and how do I fix it? Many thanks in advance

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Georgehannaford
Oct 26, 2021 6:55 am
Jeffreylze
Jeffreylze
Yesterday

Custom build - Mancini Made

Custom build - Mancini Made

Hi, First time building here. We've been browsing around for a custom builder in the south-east region of Melbourne and came across Mancini Made, seems to have a lot of…

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Jeffreylze
Oct 25, 2021 9:43 pm
Sam B6
Sam B6
Yesterday

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Oh that’s a bit of a concern. I hope they get moving for you again soon. You were moving so well through the steps there for a bit.....

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Sam B6
Oct 25, 2021 9:42 pm
wildrain
wildrain
Yesterday

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

Thanks on the ACL info - I will look at the extended warranty. I visited HN recently and they showed me the Sirius and mentioned about both the internal and external…

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wildrain
Oct 25, 2021 9:17 pm

Hi, Recently completed an extension in which we had a Daikin bulkheads installed - 3 bulkheads 1 wall unit (split) 1 external unit When we turn on one of the units in…

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rossog
Oct 25, 2021 8:41 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
Yesterday

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

Pretty hard to tell from those few photos, but in saying that what you have there looks very average. I would be definitely getting a building inspector, get one that is…

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Doozer1905
Oct 25, 2021 7:11 pm
wagga123
wagga123
25 October

Security window film

Security window film

Hello All. Interested to hear feedback on this product. In particular, does it actually stop entry into a dwelling if smashed. Thanks.

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wagga123
Oct 25, 2021 3:43 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Hi Dr341 Are you budgeting in the $200,000 plus range? if so I can recommend a few groups If you are more in the $20-50,000 range I have great company as well. Just…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Ashington Homes
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Noname
Oct 25, 2021 3:12 pm
idev
idev
25 October

Hebel Power Floor

Hebel Power Floor

thanks alexp79 and @ashington Homes

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idev
Oct 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Home_Heart
Home_Heart
25 October

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Our build started this week, minor earthworks getting ready for Septic system, rainwater tank and slab. We've received our official notification of commencement, with…

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Home_Heart
Oct 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Home_Heart
Gunay
Gunay
25 October

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?
SA

Hi Guys, We have recently bought a quite old house on a 730sqm block and was thinking of living renovating at the time of purchase. We were there for a shock of the…

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Gunay
Oct 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Gunay
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Steel vs Timber Pricing

Steel vs Timber Pricing

floor framed area, we just find that an easy way to compare

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 11:12 am
Ashington Homes
adnanmir
adnanmir
25 October

Façade colour scheme

Façade colour scheme
VIC

Thanks, Jason for sharing the details and suggesting something which can give me some direction.

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adnanmir
Oct 25, 2021 11:11 am
Train-lhdm
Train-lhdm
25 October

Strata lawyer in Sydney

Strata lawyer in Sydney

Thank you Simeon

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Train-lhdm
Oct 25, 2021 11:05 am
AseDE
AseDE
25 October

Metricon Heble Pannels

Metricon Heble Pannels

Hi All, Is anyone built or noticed that what they provide with their double story constructions? Also, their render…

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AseDE
Oct 25, 2021 10:26 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 October

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Any extractor fan should vent to the outside especially those that service a wet room like a laundry or bathroom. The moist air needs to be expelled externally otherwise…

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Stewie D
Oct 25, 2021 10:15 am
Vantage46
Vantage46
25 October

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

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

Hi TT21, Do you have changes to the original floor plan? I found customize the original plan is very pricy.

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Vantage46
Oct 25, 2021 9:57 am
edwarferg
edwarferg
25 October

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

The lock fence looks precisely like a quick solution to stop the animals from escaping. Not an excellent permanent fence. The best way is to knock…

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edwarferg
Oct 25, 2021 8:38 am
edwarferg

Construction schedule

Construction schedule
NSW

Trial it for 30days, Most are happy to offer an extension if they can see you are offering positive feedback. BTW, you always get grey areas onsite its not always black…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2021 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Boston 42 Alternatives?

Shortman It's hard for the project home guys to manage deliveries on Main roads, though I have seen Clarendon do it on a number of occasions. If you are comfortable,…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 7:56 am
Ashington Homes
zaydenwood42
zaydenwood42
25 October

Office setup/study area

Office setup/study area

Hey, your post is interesting and touching at the same time. Sometimes to go with life as it comes is the only key to keeping away stress. Also, my gut feeling says you…

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zaydenwood42
Oct 25, 2021 2:12 am
chars0974
chars0974
24 October

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]
VIC
1, 2

the facade on Master was not reflected what i picked on PSQ stage, it was so annoying as they simply changed my bedroom floorplan to suit their facade. I reckon drawee…

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chars0974
Oct 24, 2021 10:29 pm

Hi All, A friend is thinking of buying an old property near Adelaide. He showed pictures of it and on one photo I noticed a bulge in the external wall, right where an…

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J-a-y
Oct 24, 2021 8:51 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
24 October

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 809, 810, 811

Oh another question. We will be getting a wall oven and cooktop. While they are available on the Winning Electical website, they are about 30% more expensive then I can…

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diepiggy
Oct 24, 2021 8:03 pm
Esty
Esty
24 October

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

Steve Parcell builders (SE QLD)

We’re looking to build our first home, double story 5 bedrooms, on 750sqm land. We have looked into a few builders - Metricon, Steve Parcell. Was really hoping to hear…

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Esty
Oct 24, 2021 6:53 pm
sakgcaus
sakgcaus
24 October

Gold coast neighbour drainage

Gold coast neighbour drainage

Has anyone had any experience with dealing the the GCCC over drainage issues with a neighbour? While we are down hill from our neighbour and totally get that there will…

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sakgcaus
Oct 24, 2021 1:02 pm

Hello All! This is my very first post in the forum. I am exploring some land blocks in Spring Mountain (Ipswich QLD) but most of those have retaining wall (proposed…

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saha-home
Oct 24, 2021 11:26 am
moudzj
moudzj
24 October

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

These council drawings comply - I know them. The issue is that you applied that drawing to your driveway, which you shouldn't have. Not necessary. 10% to the kerb is…

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moudzj
Oct 24, 2021 11:06 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
24 October

Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

Chris, What style of windows do you want? I have a great supplier in Bankstown that does wholesale but on Aluminium frames, rather than timber. cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Oct 24, 2021 10:00 am
Ashington Homes
strannik
strannik
24 October

Acoustic for a duplex

Acoustic for a duplex

Isn't rockwool fire resistant?

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strannik
Oct 24, 2021 9:37 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 October

Painting exterior old (lead) chalking paint

Painting exterior old (lead) chalking paint

You need to get as much of the original paint off as possible. I'd be using a hose, a stiff brush ( probably not a wire brush though ) and some rough wet and dry…

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Stewie D
Oct 24, 2021 7:07 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 October

Painting asbestos

Painting asbestos

Yeah, we also had this problem and you're completely right

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Stewie D
Oct 24, 2021 6:32 am

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