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Hi all, I've been looking for a place to document our upcoming build where I can get some good feedback and discussion happening with likeminded people, and given how much…

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Ambedo
Dec 10, 2021 12:14 am

Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2

Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2

Hi , any update on this ?

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beetleone
Dec 09, 2021 11:07 pm
jga
jga
4 h

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2, 3

Yeah ok that sounds like a great idea… sick of looking at Pinterest hahaha

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jga
Dec 09, 2021 8:52 pm
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Kelmartian
Dec 09, 2021 8:51 pm

Flame Zone Renovations - Joining New to Old

Flame Zone Renovations - Joining New to Old

in victoria only new work needs to be bal level unless you renovate more than 50%, then you must bring whole home up to bal requirement so the way i interpret that is the…

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aussieta
Dec 09, 2021 6:59 pm
aussieta

Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?

Has anyone employed an Independent Inspector mid build?
NSW

sure, discuss, but only out of courtesy. They are obliged to allow you or an agent of yours on site with the appropriate notice.

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Noname
Dec 09, 2021 4:58 pm

DIY Retailing Wall

DIY Retailing Wall

Low retaining walls are quite possible for DIY once you have got an approval. For a long life I would be going for Galvanised steel posts. There is some advice about…

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bashworth
Dec 09, 2021 12:14 pm
bashworth
Noname
Noname
14 h

Pre final inspection-outstanding

Pre final inspection-outstanding
VIC

i know someone who has just completed a TA home. And the stories i have heard support this. Things were never a problem to have rectified. If its wrong its wrong andthe…

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Noname
Dec 09, 2021 10:30 am
kennyc
kennyc
14 h

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

Thanks, I selected the Quickstep laminate Midnight Oak Brown colour, which I believe is the Classic range. To not have the quads on the skirts for me, I had to pay…

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kennyc
Dec 09, 2021 10:18 am

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
1, 2, 3

Hi, who was the company you got to do the tests? I am having the same problem, 5 years in our new house. Cheers

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fragile_goods
Dec 09, 2021 3:17 am

Buying a land everything done online?

Buying a land everything done online?

That seems right for what the solicitor said in regards to online settlement. I bought the land in Feb 2020, titled in Jul 2020. I had my conveyancer taken of the…

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tranlan257
Dec 09, 2021 1:24 am

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

I find it difficult to quote timber materials for the frame stage. A few big manufacturers in my contact declined to quote for non-account holders, reasoning an issue with…

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tranlan257
Dec 09, 2021 12:58 am
chippy
chippy
Yesterday

LED Downlights with plug bases

LED Downlights with plug bases

That is the way downlights, exhaust fans are installed. The switch on the wall runs to a socket or series of surface mount sockets in the ceiling. The sockets don't have…

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chippy
Dec 08, 2021 10:47 pm
chippy

MJH Hermitage Flooring

MJH Hermitage Flooring
NSW

I'm looking at building the MJH Hermitage Grande after falling in love with it at Thornton. I am well aware that the display home consists of 110% upgrades but would…

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Rurallifestyle91
Dec 08, 2021 10:39 pm

Site cut issue - retaining wall & stepped backyard

Site cut issue - retaining wall & stepped backyard

Why are you not building a house with strip footings, stumps, and timber floors? Then you can have any level you want.

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building-expert
Dec 08, 2021 9:26 pm
building-expert
Venkata
Venkata
Yesterday

The Gables in Box Hill

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

Hi Thanks. I had already shortlisted an elevator and planning the same to be incorporated in the design now .Thx

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Venkata
Dec 08, 2021 8:32 pm
bashworth
bashworth
Yesterday

Opinion - Overhanging brick

Opinion - Overhanging brick

Overhanging brickwork is unfortunatly too common. As Noname says 15mm is the building code limit. There is a bit more information at this link

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bashworth
Dec 08, 2021 7:16 pm
bashworth
RameshN
RameshN
Yesterday

My building progress

My building progress

Good Luck!

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RameshN
Dec 08, 2021 6:06 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
Yesterday

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
FreddyS
FreddyS
Yesterday

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
uthoitho
uthoitho
Yesterday

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
3simon
3simon
8 December

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
MORTICE
MORTICE
8 December

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
Stnew
Stnew
7 December

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
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
7 December

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
nealrads01
nealrads01
7 December

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
Leona33
Leona33
7 December

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
7 December

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
ChantalCameron
ChantalCameron
7 December

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
tranlan257
tranlan257
7 December

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
7 December

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
7 December

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
7 December

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
7 December

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
7 December

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
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

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