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Boston 42 Alternatives?

Boston 42 Alternatives?

We love the layout of the Clarendon Boston 42 - specifically the large open plan layout at the back of the house that leads into the grand rear alfesco. Unfortunately,…

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shortman
Oct 24, 2021 7:08 am

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

Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

Recommended Windows Supplier? (Sydney - Northshore)

Manly Windows have an excellent reputation. Pricey but good. I'm surprised your builder hasn't given you some recommendations. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 24, 2021 6:50 am

Painting asbestos

Painting asbestos

How hot does the sheeting become when the fireplace is used? If it isn't too hot to touch, then any acrylic paint will do. It is just to seal the fibres so that they don't…

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Stewie D
Oct 24, 2021 6:32 am

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

Any driveway - like any major aspect as part of a DA should have the necessary drawings done for it . It shows the council, the client and the concreter exactly what is…

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Stewie D
Oct 24, 2021 6:29 am

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

Hi New here and new to building, we are considering a knock down rebuild on the Northside of Brisbane, preferably a two storey house, does anyone have any recommendations…

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jim78
Oct 23, 2021 10:08 pm
union
union
12 h

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

my tender price is 690k, but that includes a 30k step up in the house. It also includes some provisional allowances for colour selection, around about 30k or so.

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union
Oct 23, 2021 7:51 pm

Hi All, I am confused on the colour theme for my facade and exterior, so far I have got my feature bricks as Black and garage and other brick still to be decided. I…

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adnanmir
Oct 23, 2021 4:08 pm

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

Building Sorrento Grand retreat with Carlisle homes

hi Mate, how did you go for your colour selection , would like to share your exterior color selection ?

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adnanmir
Oct 23, 2021 3:48 pm

Information on building a small home

Information on building a small home

Thankyou, I guess I am going by Friends building experiences in the same area over the past 2 years. To boot the block adjacent to our block that was purchased in February…

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Jessikajade
Oct 23, 2021 3:25 pm

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?
NSW
1, 2

We did a Demolistion of fibro house with lots of absestos .. the guys were fantastic .. they are called creative genius excavations .. talk to Stanley

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Athenak7
Oct 23, 2021 3:14 pm

Acoustic for a duplex

Acoustic for a duplex

We are not allowed to fill the cavity with anything due to fire hazzard .. We can only put aquastic gyprock .. but wanted to know if there is anything that we can do as…

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Athenak7
Oct 23, 2021 3:08 pm

Finally some progress, the slab was poured recently. Eta on frames, i was told 3-5 weeks. So far 3 weeks has elasped and no update, they'll arrive whenever they arrive i…

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Spazzen
Oct 23, 2021 2:18 pm

Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara [2021]

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

What was wrong with your facade? Ours was the same regarding dimensions, only basic dimensions. However it should be to scale so you may be able to estimate the…

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annakoh
Oct 23, 2021 12:33 pm
annakoh

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

I'm a huge fan of Bosch, and after having dabbled with a few brands over the years, have installed them in several houses now (BTW, surprised you haven’t included a…

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arcadelt
Oct 23, 2021 10:54 am

Garage North West facing block orientation

Garage North West facing block orientation

with the a suitable your block will be fine for a new build in Brisbane... check the excellent YourHome.gov.au website for advice about passive solar design, orientation…

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oklouise
Oct 23, 2021 8:06 am

Custom Floorplan comments and review

Custom Floorplan comments and review

I appreciate you sharing such great information. Could you tell me more about…

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lenovolaptop2249
Oct 23, 2021 12:04 am
wagga123
wagga123
Yesterday

Flu vent on roof

Flu vent on roof

** Natural Gas **

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wagga123
Oct 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Wellbuild
Wellbuild
Yesterday

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20
1, 2, 3, 4

Wardrobes are standard. We only have those drawers (one set) in our main WIR. All the other bedrooms just have the hangers. This was a mistake. We should've done two…

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Wellbuild
Oct 22, 2021 8:29 pm
glutamic
glutamic
Yesterday

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Knockdown Rebuild Acre Inner Melbourne

Good advice, I completely agree. My dream is to build on the block though but just reading some things online like WOLF who suggests $5000+ per sqm is too much at the…

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glutamic
Oct 22, 2021 8:24 pm
wagga123
wagga123
22 October

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

New construction has to meet minimum standards to comply with energy efficiency guidelines, I thought. If the above is the case, I doubt if ceiling fans would meet the…

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wagga123
Oct 22, 2021 5:13 pm

If you need a separate powder room, you could possibly carve out some space in the laundry. The existing laundry dimensions look quite generous with lots of potentially…

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mockkie
Oct 22, 2021 3:20 pm
alexp79
alexp79
22 October

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

Cost of new ceiling - help with expectations

In that case, it is at least 6x more expensive than market rate. Generally you should not be paying more than $50 per sqm even in Sydney.

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alexp79
Oct 22, 2021 2:58 pm
Chana463
Chana463
22 October

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work

Could somebody share with me what is the experience to work
WA

Hi to all of you, I am new to this forum but I would like to have more information about the experience to work with Home Group in Perth WA. They have amazing designs and…

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Chana463
Oct 22, 2021 1:18 pm

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

Brett Mcgauchie Area Projects Melbourne

I also did some work for Kate Mcgauchie. Acted very nice and polite. Once I finished the work she stopped answering my calls and refused to pay me. A nasty piece of work.…

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Janey Anne Carter
Oct 22, 2021 11:45 am

Maybe you could swap the Ens and WIR in the original design? Something like this idea. Probably easier for plumbing work too. Ask your designer to re-model them and check…

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Jason526
Oct 22, 2021 11:31 am
Chirpee1
Chirpee1
22 October

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

8months into build, still not to lockup stage - two storey. No communication, but whenever I initiate - it's BS....or threats of shutting down my build…

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Chirpee1
Oct 22, 2021 10:05 am
cangransecond
cangransecond
22 October

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Carlisle Canterbury Grand 43

Blonde, haven’t got our plans drawn yet. That will happen in the next couple of months I reckon. This is the standard plan https://carlislehomes.com.au/home-desig ...…

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cangransecond
Oct 22, 2021 7:20 am
anura
anura
22 October

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hi Tam Tran We are also looking at building Riviera 54 & just like you we are looking for someone who have built one. How far have you progressed with your building .…

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anura
Oct 22, 2021 12:03 am
Pulse
Pulse
21 October

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

This issue keeps coming up with builds to the boundary. If you are going to build to boundary you have to expect this sort of thing. It is a bit rude for them to drill…

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Pulse
Oct 21, 2021 8:52 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
21 October

Building with Wisdom Homes

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

Hi Suzk, how is your building going? how are you finding their progress and quality through the build? are you happy with everything so far? I am also building Mahatthan.

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Flamingo
Oct 21, 2021 6:07 pm
Wokaaa
Wokaaa
21 October

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Registration of Land in Emerald Hills

Looks like stage 11 will register last week of October

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Wokaaa
Oct 21, 2021 5:51 pm
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Dale26
Oct 21, 2021 5:26 pm
dom0387
dom0387
21 October

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Custom Build Floor Plans - Please Review!

Thank you so much, I am loving some of the changes you have made! I think you have done a much better job than the “architect” I have paid so much to do. I will…

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 5:24 pm
TheCrows
TheCrows
21 October

GJ Gardner Montville

GJ Gardner Montville

That’s so exciting! How much did you modify the plan? Also, I’d love to see how it’s all tracking. Have you got your build up on Instagram at all?

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TheCrows
Oct 21, 2021 5:23 pm

I am interested in a piece of land in Fyansford Geelong, 1400SQM with a "too good to be true" price. I understand that sloped blocks come with increased costs to make the…

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trev123
Oct 21, 2021 4:48 pm
navmuk
navmuk
21 October

Owner Building in Canberra

Owner Building in Canberra

Hi, We are considering Owner Building in Canberra. I haven't found many recent posts here. Does it mean its super risky to do it Canberra? Would you guys be able to…

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navmuk
Oct 21, 2021 4:23 pm
dom0387
dom0387
21 October

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons
1, 2, 3, 4

Its also only 2-3mm thick, some provide thicker up to 5-6mm but cost almost as much as solid timber prices.

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dom0387
Oct 21, 2021 3:44 pm
annakoh
annakoh
21 October

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Ahh that makes sense. Love the setup! Do you mind if I ask roughly how much it cost? We are building a modified Hive, it's something I would love to add into our master…

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annakoh
Oct 21, 2021 3:14 pm
annakoh
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
21 October

Toilet cistern not filling with water

Toilet cistern not filling with water

You were right the problem was that 'pig's tail' thing in the shaft deteriorated over time and blocked the water supply. The first plumber I called, looked at it for 2…

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ChrisBirmele
Oct 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Melani123
Melani123
21 October

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2

Yes. It make sense and thanks for your reply !

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Melani123
Oct 21, 2021 12:10 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
21 October

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

Big M brickwork, am I being picky? I don't think so...

IMO, your brick wall looks perfectly fine. Dont' get too hung up over it. If you go to stare at other people's new build you will be surprised how good yours are. A…

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MyFirst
Oct 21, 2021 10:23 am
Mikaela3105
Mikaela3105
21 October

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey, We’re in pre-construction and have now hit a wall. Things just aren’t happening now, but my client relations specialist is well aware of how I feel right…

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Mikaela3105
Oct 21, 2021 5:15 am
Mikaela3105

My alfresco ceiling has noticeable cracks and ghosting. Is this covered by my builders warranty? Would appreciate any advice as well! I’ve been in my house for 4 years…

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maddisonjean
Oct 21, 2021 2:14 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
21 October

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Individual temperature control in different areas of the home.

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arcadelt
Oct 21, 2021 12:08 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
21 October

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!

Building with FOWLER HOMES in Sydney/ NSW!!!
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Fore2 for your review comments. I can see the old reviews you write about and I can also see a lot of positive reviews coming through in the past year. So we are…

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Sam B6
Oct 20, 2021 11:12 pm
chippy
chippy
20 October

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Chinese cement sheeting in newer houses?

Maybe I only work on quality builders sites. I've only ever seen Australian manufactured fibre cement board used on any site I've been on. I wouldn't put it past Chinese…

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chippy
Oct 20, 2021 10:08 pm
chippy
hamish78
hamish78
20 October

Bayside build

Bayside build

Starting to research our future build with an aim to breaking ground in the new year. Currently considering volume builders (carter grange, Thomas archer, lowe) who are…

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hamish78
Oct 20, 2021 8:49 pm
Jacinta Rich
Jacinta Rich
20 October

Roofing

Roofing

Looking at building the roof of a new building in steel (roof frames, rafters, colourbond sheets). 1. What is the experience of people building and living in a house…

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 20, 2021 6:01 pm
AAAnewbuyer
AAAnewbuyer
20 October

Qartaba Homes

Qartaba Homes

That's scary paid full amount and waiting. I was thinking of box hill NSW. Where did you bought

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AAAnewbuyer
Oct 20, 2021 5:02 pm

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