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To be honest, based just on this image, I don’t think you would get much purchase with just 18mm thick timber. Personally, I would use something 40-50mm thick to get…

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arcadelt
Dec 01, 2021 7:28 pm

Strata reno - non-structural wall

Strata reno - non-structural wall

Bobby As Stewie says it really comes down to your body corporate rules. We just did a full reno on an apartment in lane cove ( including removing a structural wall) and…

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Ashington Homes
Dec 01, 2021 7:25 pm
Ashington Homes

GJ Gardner or Metricon

GJ Gardner or Metricon

I am planning to build house in Brisbane ( inner west). Looking at gj, Metricon and Clarendon. Couldn’t make decisions which one to choose. GJ can make personalised…

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Crystal12
Dec 01, 2021 4:50 pm

Estate developer enforcing Landscaping guidelines

Estate developer enforcing Landscaping guidelines

Hi all I have built a house in The Platform estate in Donnybrook VIC. Its a rental so for the front yard I just put paving, timber edging and Tuscan toppings. Now the…

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Nash86
Dec 01, 2021 4:17 pm

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

Hi All, My apology for reposting it. However doing so with the hope of getting some definitive answers or experience someone went through Hi What's the protection of…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 01, 2021 3:50 pm

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

Hi All, New here and posted the same post earlier and posting again with the hope of getting some valuable advise from the experts. Hi All, New in the group and…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 01, 2021 3:46 pm
vov
vov
6 h

Need help with Staircase location

Need help with Staircase location
1, 2

Hi Oklouise, I have contacted the draftwoman. She will work out what I can have. I will keep the ensuit as your advice. But do you think the living room can be get rid…

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vov
Dec 01, 2021 3:14 pm

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

I am in Melton 3337 Appologies did not know that it differs from each council. Thought its a same in Australia Regards Bryan

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Briyan
Dec 01, 2021 3:11 pm

Water ingress through brick wall into garage

Water ingress through brick wall into garage

It's a process of elimination so one of the other possibilities is underground stormwater break which would possible flood during rainfall also check your downpipes…

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groundzero
Dec 01, 2021 2:28 pm

House Extension 2 stage Roofing question

House Extension 2 stage Roofing question

Hey Nicolette.rae Welcome to the forum I would say your designer has done the bare min. for Development Application (DA) approvals without fully understanding the overall…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 01, 2021 11:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

You should have posted this question in the Interiors section ... viewforum.php?f=6 to get more replies. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 01, 2021 11:01 am

Hi there I'm in the Sunshine Coast Qld and trying to match a new section of my gutters and fascia with the existing ones. Does anyone know who manufactures this product…

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Mikej
Dec 01, 2021 10:47 am

Slab Edge, Concrete Upstand - External Side Waterproofing

Slab Edge, Concrete Upstand - External Side Waterproofing

Check your Certified Construction Engineering Details There should be a reference to waterproofing, either footings or wall section detail...was it not inspected during…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 01, 2021 8:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Water tanks and building codes

Water tanks and building codes
1, 2, 3

It's an amazing transformation. I wish that the inept building and plumbing regulatory bodies that are ostensibly there to govern Standards and protect home owners from…

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SaveH2O
Dec 01, 2021 7:09 am
SaveH2O
Sam B6
Sam B6
21 h

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

We have completed all appointments (awaiting quotes from kitchen and internals). DA approval has been granted but nothing can happen until all quotes are received and…

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Sam B6
Dec 01, 2021 12:18 am

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines
VIC

You may already know this but there is also a rule of thumb about glazing amount e.g in Adelaide the total glazed area (windows and glass doors)…

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stonesthrow
Nov 30, 2021 11:16 pm

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

if this is not too late, Bosh boilers and burgman panels are high quality products. I am using the same brands for my new house (installation of hydronic is yet to be…

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airwolf
Nov 30, 2021 11:00 pm
Renman
Renman
23 h

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

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

Yes. Selected the 300 series windows with double glazed for the whole house. Doors were taller to suit the high ceilings and wider to better access when moving.

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Renman
Nov 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Renman

How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

Hi there Interested to know if the sensors are placed at ground level and if so how would they detected a stormwater or sewer leak which are are all below ground level…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 10:02 pm

Water pooling around footings

Water pooling around footings

First thing is to get a professional plumber to check your pipes for a leak. It looks to me that water maybe entering under your house from the front yard lawn area…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 9:33 pm

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

I can tell you the 3 things require for significant slab heave are 1.initial dry clay 2.highly or extremely reactive clay and then 3.a source of water. I have seen…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 9:13 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

Dehumidification for unit

Dehumidification for unit

Oops...my bad! It's a humidifier lol. :oops: I scanned through the catalogue a few days ago and marked it to check later. Now I understand why the low price.

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SaveH2O
Nov 30, 2021 6:14 pm
SaveH2O
anged
anged
Yesterday

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

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

Thanks that is helpful. All sorted!

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anged
Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Rowan.g
Rowan.g
Yesterday

Metricon Studio M Costing

Metricon Studio M Costing

Hi, Reaching out here on a limb to see if anyone has a spreadsheet with studio M costings from within the last year or 2. I'd like to cost things out a bit before…

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Rowan.g
Nov 30, 2021 2:37 pm
kennyc
kennyc
Yesterday

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Well what I've taken from this thread is that I'm screwed. I've just had my building permit released and possible site start in Jan/Feb. But judging by this thread my…

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kennyc
Nov 30, 2021 2:31 pm
Paxmundi
Paxmundi
Yesterday

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

I'm chasing the builder on the bathroom exhaust.... Might be an uphill battle on asking him to add a laundry exhaust as well. Is annoying that they don't do it properly in…

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Paxmundi
Nov 30, 2021 10:20 am
felant
felant
Yesterday

Marks/discolouration on shower tiles?

Marks/discolouration on shower tiles?

Thanks for the response. I have left the shower unused for a week, with mains turned off (although did not drain the lines), and no change to the marks. I have had one…

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felant
Nov 30, 2021 9:43 am

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

Your list is woefully inadequate Who will check your site drainage and relationship of slab levels in relation to ground? Who will check your contract adjustments at the end?

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building-expert
Nov 30, 2021 8:56 am
building-expert
Spsingh
Spsingh
30 November

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

Very True

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Spsingh
Nov 30, 2021 8:03 am

Put together this little tv unit for the kids retreat, so good that the kiddos have their own little area to chill out

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CD12JD
Nov 30, 2021 7:23 am
CD12JD
strannik
strannik
29 November

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

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

If the prices do go up, do you think the builder will build your house at a loss to himself?

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strannik
Nov 29, 2021 10:58 pm
RameshN
RameshN
29 November

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2

How did you go with your selections ? We are awaiting appointment dates.. any suggestions ?

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RameshN
Nov 29, 2021 10:44 pm
Mahmoud1989
Mahmoud1989
29 November

Toilet Rough-in for Toto Neorest

Toilet Rough-in for Toto Neorest

Would be better if Japan wasn't so Xenophobic and just made all their cool gadgets available here, I marvel at the disconnect between the Panasonic Japan and Australian…

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Mahmoud1989
Nov 29, 2021 10:23 pm
luca.321
luca.321
29 November

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Ah ok, the poster was talking about H&L Vitoria / Escape Homes

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luca.321
Nov 29, 2021 9:57 pm
Spazzen
Spazzen
29 November

How long from start to frame finish stage?

How long from start to frame finish stage?
NSW

From the first day they touched the site to frames was about 6-7 weeks, most of that time was waiting for the frames and trusses to arrive. The frames were up and…

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Spazzen
Nov 29, 2021 8:46 pm
wildrain
wildrain
29 November

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

Hi. Thanks for the feedback. We did end up going with Whispair :) Now simply need to make a choice between on-board or external motor. They said we can decide in the next…

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wildrain
Nov 29, 2021 8:38 pm
Livo4Life
Livo4Life
29 November

Water leak/stain

Water leak/stain

😅😅 Cheers mate Tbf I was hoping it was going to be a box gutter option (aesthetically more appealing I guess) but maybe it's a silver lining to have it this way…

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Livo4Life
Nov 29, 2021 7:52 pm
Amacy
Amacy
29 November

Land development stages

Land development stages

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
jagberg
jagberg
29 November

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
bestspecials
bestspecials
29 November

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
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 November

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
29 November

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
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

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
paul_di
paul_di
29 November

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
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

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
Mahmoud1989
Mahmoud1989
29 November

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
28 November

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
28 November

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
28 November

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

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