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Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
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Thanks. I am unsure why Wisdom don't organise this as the questions I was asked by Sydney Tiger Tails I didn't know the answers to... A friend who's using another…

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One
Jan 17, 2019 6:54 pm

All back at it this week, the break felt like forever but the plasterer was in last week doing the plaster. Officially hit lockup yesterday afternoon with the bricky…

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GarethB
Jan 17, 2019 6:51 pm
GarethB

Two Wells Dechellis Build

Two Wells Dechellis Build
SA
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Yep same here! Did you go with Joanne in the Eden display home? What plan have you gone with ?

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jads88
Jan 17, 2019 6:02 pm
JB1
JB1
3 h

Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

I must say, I'm super impressed with Low E glass.. make a big difference to the Summer heat with West Facing windows.

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JB1
Jan 17, 2019 5:33 pm

New single storey home scaffolding question

New single storey home scaffolding question
ACT

HI Jean, Yes, that is true - choices are limited ; but that is why they are cheaper a well.. So who did you end up going with?

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Iamhim
Jan 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up

Building the Cleo two story with Simonds SA - Lock up
SA
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Kudos for choosing a local florist. We should be supporting our own local flower growers and florist and help their business. Btw, the orchids are really awesome.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Irish Curley

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

With Reference to above pictures, Hi All, New house build handover in April 2017. Having constant issue with bricks and manganese stains. When the house was getting built,…

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pareshkerai
Jan 17, 2019 3:56 pm
CW_L
CW_L
5 h

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park

Fowler Homes Catalina 23 - Oran Park
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Newy-Jan, oh no! Hopefully they get their butt into gear! Is your SS giving you weekly updates?

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CW_L
Jan 17, 2019 3:27 pm
CW_L

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

Adenbrook homes-Worst experience ever

We built a custom design home with Adenbrook homes (Greater Sydney ) and we have had nothing but problems since moving in,& not to mention the end result is very poor the…

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bobj12382
Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
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That is one pretty plant you got there. Unfortunately for you, the flowers didn't last long. I would like to recommend this African Violet or Clivia if ever you are…

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Irish Curley

Atec stone - any ideas?

Atec stone - any ideas?

Try asking cutting edge kitchens.

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Joker
Jan 17, 2019 1:27 pm

Polytec Matera

Polytec Matera

Hello, We are building a new house and had our heart set on the new Absolute Matte range from Laminex but unfortunately our bench is too long so there is no way to…

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shaunska
Jan 17, 2019 12:43 pm
shaunska

Crest at Gledswood Hills

Crest at Gledswood Hills
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Jan 02, 2019 8:07 am Yes we have…

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mscrashed
Jan 17, 2019 10:40 am
Cooky
Cooky
11 h

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 50, 51, 52

Sorry, I dont understand. Did you also by a quarter acre lot like Hasan?

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Cooky
Jan 17, 2019 9:39 am
Cooky

How long does each stage take?

How long does each stage take?

Thank you all for the replies. We are using a licensed project home builder. They can’t provide us with a timeline until the contract is signed. That’s why I am…

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Huggies
Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Looks amazing!!!! We have just signed the tender with HHH for the Eylse Classic facade and are now waiting on plans to be drawn up. Does anyone have pictures of the…

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Amanda_Ly
Jan 17, 2019 8:48 am

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Happy new year everyone! We are settling well into our new home. Getting used to commute to work. Taking me 2 hours back and forth. Earlier I was 10 mins away.…

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Bronte19
Jan 17, 2019 8:32 am

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.

KDR - Rawson Chifley 42 mark ii in Newcastle.
NSW
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The plans I put up originally have changed. The brick wall on the alfresco was for me to put in a built in bbq but we decided to put that money somewhere else and removed…

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Salfield
Jan 17, 2019 6:04 am

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41

Clarendon Homes | QLD | Sheridan 41
QLD
1, 2

That's excellent news! Looking forward to seeing the start of the build through some photos.

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KingTaco
Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm
KingTaco
Wild
Wild
21 h

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Ripper - Love it, M mark up is so high n just doesn't justify for many things.

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Wild
Jan 16, 2019 10:50 pm

Building with CJ Homes

Building with CJ Homes
QLD

The 4 hours colour consultation took place this week. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the consultant has been very helpful. We also discussed some minor…

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onlyann
Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm

Saratoga Rise

Saratoga Rise
NSW
1, 2

I spoke with TRn site foreman today 16/1/19 he spoke of some slight delays but says in his opinion April should be achievable.

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dglasheen01
Jan 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
22 h

Abode Vinyl

Abode Vinyl

How did your install go? I have got a sample of the Abode from a local Choices store and wondered if it is an identical product to another in the Proline range. Has…

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Bebbsy
Jan 16, 2019 10:18 pm

One of my Neighbour who is building there send some pictures of our progress today. 16/01/2019

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InvincibleInDN
Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
InvincibleInDN
shazaw
shazaw
22 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Oh I do like your roof very much.:x! Please pm with details of your roof supplier plus cost $. We are also looking into similar kind of roof to go on top of deck near our…

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shazaw
Jan 16, 2019 10:00 pm

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation
1, 2

Based on my understanding, I’ll be opting for a concrete slab. I’ve got highly reactive soil and lots of gumtrees on the perimeter. A large portion of the issues…

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justme15
Jan 16, 2019 9:03 pm

Had our tiles appointment today 😊 Floor tiles En-suite Main bathroom, laundry and toilet Kitchen splash back tiles

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Daydream_potterslane
Jan 16, 2019 8:37 pm
r_13
r_13
Yesterday

Bentleigh 48

Bentleigh 48

We tried to include as many options/upgrades as possible at the pre-contract stage. The Sales Consultant was very experienced and was able to give us a lot of guidance.…

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r_13
Jan 16, 2019 7:45 pm
r_13
Jayad
Jayad
Yesterday

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Thornhill park - Rockbank

Hi Ali, thanks for your insight, just another question, I have seen some news that property prices might go down by 4% this year in Melbourne Western suburbs. Do you…

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Jayad
Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm
pandibabi
pandibabi
Yesterday

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover

G Development in Bris - Form 21 04/12 awaiting handover
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes! it was stressful and painful - we did flooring, paid removalists to move furniture and clean the old property. Due to the xmas shut down, I had to wait for my…

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pandibabi
Jan 16, 2019 5:39 pm
pandibabi
EveKS
EveKS
Yesterday

Demolition questions

Demolition questions

Thanks Gaudi, It has been horribly stressful for a long time. I have spoken with a few engineers, they all have different opinions. The engineer involved in the first…

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EveKS
Jan 16, 2019 5:20 pm
benjaminliu
benjaminliu
Yesterday

Window Closures

Window Closures

Thank you - this is very helpful.

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benjaminliu
Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
Yesterday

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW

Building Grange 25 Coral Homes - Northern NSW
NSW
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Oh Mj sorry to hear that I’ve just req to follow on insta, haven’t been on here in ages. Totally agree though cheaper is not better as you pay in the…

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BrownDog77
Jan 16, 2019 2:43 pm
baronx
baronx
Yesterday

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully
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Thanks.. any recommendations on who can I contact regarding geotechnical report?

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baronx
Jan 16, 2019 2:24 pm
baronx

Something like this..

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gogo65
Jan 16, 2019 2:21 pm
gogo65

The above photos are 4 houses being built on an undulating block using screw piles and XL-Floor as the subfloor system. XL-Floor has an R value of R2.6 Winter ad…

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John Pierpoint
Jan 16, 2019 1:47 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
Yesterday

Sliding door mounted into floor (no step)?

Sliding door mounted into floor (no step)?
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As this area is totally sheltered, you would not need any drainage at all. But yes, you can drain under a deck.

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2019 1:44 pm
ECOECO
ymiao4398
ymiao4398
Yesterday

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
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at this point mid feb to end of Feb. depends on how fast the appliances and flooring can go in

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ymiao4398
Jan 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Doulton777
Doulton777
Yesterday

Saltwater Coast Estate - Whats It Like?

Saltwater Coast Estate - Whats It Like?

That sounds like fun. Renovating. I would so do something like that if I didn’t have a large family and hubby wasn’t running a business. Too be honest I would build…

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Doulton777
Jan 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Doulton777
ECOECO
ECOECO
Yesterday

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

"Remove" sticker on new window reveal?

Likely refers to removing the protective film before it degenerates and becomes difficult to remove.

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2019 12:15 pm
ECOECO
kks
kks
Yesterday

Recommend security cameras + supporting system

Recommend security cameras + supporting system

Spam or not. Don't post your security stuff on H1. The bad boys watch here.

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kks
Jan 16, 2019 11:57 am

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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Hi would you be able to post a close up pic please...ours has a gap between the top n bottom and you can see the silver pipe https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am

Costs for house plans

Costs for house plans

Go with % Of contract estimate House Plans 2% Engineering ( including site report) 1% Both should include Specis, Notes & Quantity Estimates hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 16, 2019 11:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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BrentandAllison
Jan 16, 2019 11:27 am
BrentandAllison
simonk83
simonk83
Yesterday

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Who to hire to divert rainwater on our sloping block?

Basically we have an issue with water running down under the house and causing water damage on our lowest floor (fairly extensive damage). We've spoken to the insurance…

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simonk83
Jan 16, 2019 8:46 am
AK_
AK_
16 January

Concreter in Sydney area

Concreter in Sydney area

Thanks - I am one stage before you - just setting up a site to being an owner build. Stay in touch!

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AK_
Jan 16, 2019 8:07 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 January

DO you need permission to build a deck

DO you need permission to build a deck

Building permit http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/Files/Buildi ... quired.pdf Town Planning permit - this May provide you with the information you need. Asking council is often…

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Gaudi
Jan 16, 2019 1:18 am

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