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Noname
Noname
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Buying a land everything done online?

Buying a land everything done online?

Everything is typically done online. The likelihood of something funny happening is exceptionally small. Just Google the lawyer and the developers. If there's anything…

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Noname
Dec 08, 2021 5:38 pm

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

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

I'd honestly leave it until later again. We signed start of June, our land titled mid September, we were still hit with a price increase with the builder. Maybe around…

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Echo2k3
Dec 08, 2021 5:11 pm
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ankyss31
Dec 08, 2021 4:17 pm

For the first time in Australia offering ZOOM with Building Expert one on one or three way conference. Regardless of your building problem or situation you can now ask…

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building-expert
Dec 08, 2021 3:03 pm
building-expert

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I like your floor colour. Can I ask if it's Laminate or vinyl? I noticed there are no spacers on the moulding throughout, including the kitchen. I had to pay extra to…

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kennyc
Dec 08, 2021 2:47 pm

My experience buying windows in China

My experience buying windows in China
1 ... 7, 8, 9

You can try TiLogisitics on (02) 8811 6688. Very reliable and informative freight forwarder/agent.

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FreddyS
Dec 08, 2021 2:41 pm

Velux skylights facing East

Velux skylights facing East

double glazed window won't do anything if sun is coming through it I think? it'd need to be low-E glass if there's sun coming through it. Double glazed will be good for…

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uthoitho
Dec 08, 2021 2:17 pm

The Gables in Box Hill

The Gables in Box Hill
NSW
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hi Venkata, Having a home elevator is a good investment and ideal to include in your plans to future proof your when age hits you. Many of our clients realised this too…

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Direct Lifts Australia
Dec 08, 2021 9:13 am
3simon
3simon
11 h

Waterstop Angle at shower screen?

Waterstop Angle at shower screen?

It’s a step-down from the outside tile area to the shower area, the step-down only measures a few mm.

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3simon
Dec 08, 2021 6:11 am

Wet roof insulation

Wet roof insulation

My bedroom is right under the part of the roof that leaks. I tried to fix it myself but I can't fix the problem, I'm waiting for a professional.

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MORTICE
Dec 08, 2021 1:30 am
MORTICE

Hi all, I am buying a property and it is still within 14days subjecting to building and pest inpections. I got an inspector to carry out the work and obtained the…

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JeffT
Dec 07, 2021 11:29 pm
Stnew
Stnew
19 h

GJ Gardner vs Zac Homes

GJ Gardner vs Zac Homes

Hi an3035, can i ask who you ended up going with? We are considering GJ Liverpool.

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Stnew
Dec 07, 2021 11:05 pm
kennyc
kennyc
19 h

My building progress

My building progress

tranlan257 thanks for sharing and all the best with your build! RameshN yes, it's dragged on for so long. I'm just itching to build... The notice is that they are not…

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kennyc
Dec 07, 2021 10:55 pm

Currently building ??

Currently building ??
NSW

Unfortunately in WA that’s for most people, especially if your builder isn’t ahead of the game with scheduling and ordering :(

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Echo2k3
Dec 07, 2021 10:50 pm

Wet insulation

Wet insulation

I am building a 2 bedroom granny flat. While doing the roof the contractor left it open and nearly all insulation got wet. It rained for about 4 days. He didn't put any…

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nealrads01
Dec 07, 2021 10:34 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Rawson filed our DA with non-compliant slope for driveway. How can a big builder who have build thousands of homes with driveway can’t get it right?

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Leona33
Dec 07, 2021 8:19 pm
Nosajk
Nosajk
24 h

First time builders- pit falls.

First time builders- pit falls.

Cheers and I agree with a lot of what you say. My contract says 20% builders margin. Whilst high I am happy to pay this. I’m not happy at between 50% and 200% though.…

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Nosajk
Dec 07, 2021 6:05 pm

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

Hey, Yes check out https://eurowood.com.au/aluminium-fabri ... -cladding/ they offer lightweight aluminium cladding panels in a variety of applications and colours…

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ChantalCameron
Dec 07, 2021 4:58 pm
ChantalCameron
Contaksujeet
Contaksujeet
Yesterday

DIY Retailing Wall

DIY Retailing Wall

Hi Forum, I am currently building a house and thinking to DIY the retaining wall after the handover. The wall is just over 1m at the highest point and is about 45m…

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Contaksujeet
Dec 07, 2021 4:53 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
Yesterday

Timber Takeoffs service to framing

Timber Takeoffs service to framing

I am reaching out to the takeoffs service at https://tcaestimating.com.au/. If you know or have experience in this please give advice/feedback or recommend another. Ta.

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tranlan257
Dec 07, 2021 3:40 pm
Sparkyf
Sparkyf
Yesterday

Building a Doulton in Geelong

Building a Doulton in Geelong
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

It wasn't the best one to work with, due to the double easements and slope which restricted the build size and options, but because the three houses at the back have…

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Sparkyf
Dec 07, 2021 3:19 pm
Sparkyf
AandNnewhome
AandNnewhome
Yesterday

Como Homes, Inspired homes and Oak Living

Como Homes, Inspired homes and Oak Living

Hi Ceddy_83. Thank you for responding so quickly. This makes us feel a lot better about things especially when we had such an uneasy feeling about the whole “inspired…

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AandNnewhome
Dec 07, 2021 2:18 pm
Blonde
Blonde
Yesterday

Choosing home builders

Choosing home builders

I honestly think it is a much of a muchness. You will always hear good and bad about all builders. Go with the plan you love.

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Blonde
Dec 07, 2021 12:39 pm
Blonde
Ash19
Ash19
Yesterday

Terminate Build Contract

Terminate Build Contract

Thanks John for the great advice!

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Ash19
Dec 07, 2021 11:17 am
Ash19
Ash19
Yesterday

Build to boundary Garage - Brisbane small lot code

Build to boundary Garage - Brisbane small lot code

Hi All, Hope you are doing well! Hoping someone is able to assist us with Brisbane City Council’s small lot code build to boundary garage regulation. We have a…

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Ash19
Dec 07, 2021 11:14 am
idev
idev
7 December

Builder recommendation

Builder recommendation

Hi all, looking for builder recommendation for two double story townhouse development in Melbourne eastern suburbs. I think I can't go to volume builder as we have custom…

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idev
Dec 07, 2021 12:05 am
dom0387
dom0387
7 December

Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

We've lowered the pitch from 22.5 to 22.0 degrees (bringing the Ridge RL down by 60mm) and overall height of building is now 8.48m (below the 8.5m max height…

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dom0387
Dec 07, 2021 12:03 am
sminters
sminters
6 December

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm late to the party and our build is already complete. I'm just finally getting around to documenting to share with others. It does…

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sminters
Dec 06, 2021 11:03 pm
babird
babird
6 December

CCTV, Security, Intercon - Metricon

CCTV, Security, Intercon - Metricon

Note that pricing might not be accurate as I'm not building with Metricon.🙂

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babird
Dec 06, 2021 11:00 pm
sminters
sminters
6 December

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]

Thomas Archer Nouveau 41 Glen Eira Build [2021]
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes, that does seem odd. Ours is a regular fixed window. No colour or tint.

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sminters
Dec 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
6 December

MoveHomes WA - Reviews?

MoveHomes WA - Reviews?
WA

Might want to look at a Facebook group called $honkybuilderswa (with an S not a $) I think there might be a few things there on them.

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Doozer1905
Dec 06, 2021 10:34 pm
NewGirl
NewGirl
6 December

Fixed Price Contract

Fixed Price Contract

Sorry! We are QLD.

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NewGirl
Dec 06, 2021 10:32 pm

Hi, Noticed my new slab wasnt straight and had crumbling edges. 3 weeks later it crumbles at the edges as you touch it. I raised my concerns with builder, they advised…

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Kristie.vassiliadis
Dec 06, 2021 9:51 pm
Redders
Redders
6 December

Defective concrete sleepers for retaining wall

Defective concrete sleepers for retaining wall

Thanks for all your input, really appreciate the chat.

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Redders
Dec 06, 2021 9:21 pm

Hi, I have been trying to get answers regarding the condition of my slab. It has many faults that will get inspected at frame stage but as my house is a zero lot…

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Kristie.vassiliadis
Dec 06, 2021 9:12 pm
Joker
Joker
6 December

Metronest

Metronest

Unfortunately your in a pretty common situation,get sweet talked from sales persons whom won't accurately represent your experience coming and at a minimum feel like u…

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Joker
Dec 06, 2021 7:04 pm

Hi, all I'm building a home studio myself (no previous construction experience) based on a design from a draftsman. I worked quite a bit out for myself, but I have a…

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Mikes005
Dec 06, 2021 6:46 pm
Mikes005
RameshN
RameshN
6 December

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

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

Waiting for my external & internals selection appointments….

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RameshN
Dec 06, 2021 6:21 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
6 December

Damage to flooring - liabilities and costs

Damage to flooring - liabilities and costs

Firstly, I doubt that would be the case if it can be proven they were fully informed and signed the contract understanding what they were signing. Secondly, legal action…

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arcadelt
Dec 06, 2021 6:17 pm

I believe that the overflow is more efficient than normal by virtue of the nearby sealed inlet restrictting a vortex forming. I suggest as a first step you phone…

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SaveH2O
Dec 06, 2021 5:25 pm
SaveH2O
boris594
boris594
6 December

Problems with Masterton Homes

Problems with Masterton Homes

What Joker said. It's 'funny' and I think Masterton , Mojo and a handful of others epitomize this - they present themselves as the "experts" who will take care of…

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boris594
Dec 06, 2021 3:11 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 December

Pre final inspection-outstanding

Pre final inspection-outstanding
VIC

In my 55 years of experience as a builder and 17 years as a building consultant I have seen lot of good work and a lot of bad work so I am not easily…

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building-expert
Dec 06, 2021 2:03 pm
building-expert
tranlan257
tranlan257
6 December

Building house in stages?

Building house in stages?

Thanks for the response. You're exactly right. Not many builders wanted to give quotes on some selected stages by owners to build. So I went on with the owner-builder…

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tranlan257
Dec 06, 2021 1:45 pm
Kelmartian
Kelmartian
6 December

Thomas archer custom build

Thomas archer custom build

Hi there. We are are using TA but only made some small changes to their Nouveau design, however I think we are in the same boat. We paid our deposit 6 months ago and when…

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Kelmartian
Dec 06, 2021 1:40 pm
Ceddy_83
Ceddy_83
6 December

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?

Anyone Building with Inspired Homes/Strive Homes?
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Anyone so far has finished their build? Happy with the progress or outcome?

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Ceddy_83
Dec 06, 2021 12:25 pm
rhochkins
rhochkins
6 December

Paving over earth and concrete.

Paving over earth and concrete.

#unanswered - can anyone advise me on if this would be OK? Keen to get sorted before Christmas if possible so need to understand any considerations for the paving aspect. Thanks!

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rhochkins
Dec 06, 2021 9:14 am
Redders
Redders
6 December

Build not to plans - advice needed

Build not to plans - advice needed

Oh no that is terrible. I just don’t understand why they don’t do it right in the first place

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Redders
Dec 06, 2021 7:58 am

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