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Ardo
Ardo
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La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

I think the waffle/raft debate is way oversimplified and people get confused. Some slabs are designed to be supported by direct contact with the soil underneath, and some…

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Ardo
Nov 28, 2021 9:26 pm

Crossover/driveway question

Crossover/driveway question

We have a block of land with a narrow frontage that becomes wider as the block goes on. It is approx 11.5m at 6m setback. Question is this… The crossover/driveway is on…

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Zedzee
Nov 28, 2021 9:15 pm
Ardo
Ardo
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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

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

There would be no problem, some second storey builds have families remain downstairs, so no problem if it is fenced and safe. Never trust a builder who tries to keep you…

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Pulse
Nov 28, 2021 8:53 pm

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

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW
1, 2

Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ? Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 6:24 pm

New to the forum and I am at wits end after building ineffective french drain today, plus no builder or plumber having a clue what to do. So let's try the Wisdom of the…

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Pommy Mike
Nov 28, 2021 5:56 pm

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4

The first coherent response. Thanks. However in my experience of vectorworks forums is that they dont remove posts "that tell it the way it is", they remove…

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Noname
Nov 28, 2021 4:53 pm

Need Help

Need Help

Hi Helen Welcome to the forum. You didnt say what state you are in as laws differ. If you are in NSW I would be more than happy to walk you through what is required. If…

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Ashington Homes
Nov 28, 2021 4:49 pm
Ashington Homes

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review

Again they are all subcontractors. we build with henley before and happy with them.

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

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

i built with TA, handed over in August. i'd be questioning why you're paying electricity, unless it's to hire a generator.

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sifntdaz
Nov 28, 2021 1:36 pm

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

If possible walk in to a Electra 35 Display, because you should feel what you are going to get. my suggestion is like test drive,you must walk through before commit. If…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley Henley pricing are upfront except site cost. Carlisle is the other choice here in vic I like the emperor and montessa…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm

Strata reno - non-structural wall

Strata reno - non-structural wall

WOW! That's surprising that a wall removal is minor. One of mine you can pain and hang hooks. That's about it. I've never contacted council for internal reno's.

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travelbug
Nov 28, 2021 11:58 am

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
VIC

We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !! …

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 11:50 am
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rits07
Nov 28, 2021 9:14 am

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

We got the Whispair Rome 90 more than 3 years ago now. It’s awesome. I think you won’t go wrong with picking any of the two.

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twylamc
Nov 28, 2021 2:51 am
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JustAnotherUser
Nov 27, 2021 6:44 pm
aussieta
aussieta
27 November

Fencing/ Boundary issue

Fencing/ Boundary issue
NSW

locate the survey pegs and show them to neighbour

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aussieta
Nov 27, 2021 8:55 am
aussieta
luca.321
luca.321
26 November

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Hey jackhomeBuilder what was the end of the story? Happy with the builder? How long did it take to get them started?

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luca.321
Nov 26, 2021 8:58 pm
ren_ho
ren_ho
26 November

ICF Vs Hebel

ICF Vs Hebel
VIC

I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.

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ren_ho
Nov 26, 2021 8:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 November

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

The PCI Inspection really is more about picking up finishing quality issues than structural…

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bashworth
Nov 26, 2021 7:13 pm
bashworth
Almudena
Almudena
26 November

Security screens and window cleaning

Security screens and window cleaning

The screen can't be removed at all, it's a bolted security screen. I have the same problem, trying to find a solution for cleaning the glass behind the screen

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Almudena
Nov 26, 2021 4:20 pm
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aussieta
Nov 26, 2021 3:21 pm
aussieta
lasotm
lasotm
26 November

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hey There, I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras? Also, did you do any…

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lasotm
Nov 26, 2021 11:45 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
26 November

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Dont get distracted by bits of blue tape on cosmetic paint blemishes that will be quickly touched up later. Focus on the main game! Get a professional inspection at PCI…

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Kippers01
Nov 26, 2021 11:32 am
Althom
Althom
26 November

repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

Have to agree. Not just kids. Clumsy adults as well. Cleaning matt paint walls always seems to result in shiny patches that need repainting.

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Althom
Nov 26, 2021 10:38 am
Althom
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

New home Salesman, Owners with apps, Designers, Artists, Architects are now becoming front line estimators and builders, well they think they are? LOL, Certifiers,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Cracks on vertically extended house - where to start? (VIC)

Hey orp23 Welcome to the forum If you can get 50 years out of a house with limited maintenance and repairs then consider yourself lucky. Structural repairs will require…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 8:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
orp23
orp23
25 November

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

Weatherboard Repair v. Cladding Upgrade (VIC)

We have a 40-year old 2nd storey extension with weatherboard that is showing signs of peel/rot on some panels. Initially, we just wanted to repaint and repair affected…

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orp23
Nov 25, 2021 7:20 pm
aussieta
aussieta
25 November

Builder shutting down franchise

Builder shutting down franchise

is the flow the same with hot or cold water

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aussieta
Nov 25, 2021 4:24 pm
aussieta
MCKINNA
MCKINNA
25 November

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Hi Dreamhome32 I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front? Thanks,

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MCKINNA
Nov 25, 2021 3:23 pm
idev
idev
25 November

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)
1, 2, 3

Thanks r_13 I am assuming that cost is just not only supply/install but also engineering needed to support powerfloor weight and thickness.

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idev
Nov 25, 2021 2:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Tell us where you are! No point giving you Sydney builders if you live in SA, NT or WA. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines
VIC

gglecast , here is a diagram I did for a client quite a while back. You can play around with it by sliding the eaves out and the window sill down until you reach the…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 November

Velux skylights facing East

Velux skylights facing East

If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows. You can get external and internal shade devices as…

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Stewie D
Nov 25, 2021 12:15 pm
jas25t
jas25t
25 November

Double crossover

Double crossover

Think about the turning circle of the vehicle you intend to use. You will need at the minimum the entire circle for the distance between the outside of both crossovers.…

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jas25t
Nov 25, 2021 12:03 pm
oklouise
oklouise
24 November

Need help with Staircase location

Need help with Staircase location

the new kids bedrooms are bigger than before just a different shape and it would be a serious mistake to lose the ensuite and i think you now need to work with a local…

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oklouise
Nov 24, 2021 10:14 pm
diepiggy
diepiggy
24 November

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 812, 813, 814

Ok, so not great, but not terrible. We have a 2 year old solar system which we will be reusing, shame they won't let us include it in our BASIX checks

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diepiggy
Nov 24, 2021 9:22 pm

Yeah, we're finally building. Council planning and CLC Aprovals took a while...but we've now started.

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SistersBeach
Nov 24, 2021 8:14 pm
SistersBeach
aussieta
aussieta
24 November

Bathroom advice please

Bathroom advice please

we have a 1500mm shower in our ensuite it is just too big and gets cold in winter even for 2 people 1200mm would be more than enough for a childrens bathroom 900mm square…

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aussieta
Nov 24, 2021 7:54 pm
aussieta
KangarooBuilder
KangarooBuilder
24 November

Basement Cooling and Heating

Basement Cooling and Heating

For anyone who has built a basement have you installed air condition cooling down there? My designer is suggesting to install an air con but I am interested if it is…

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KangarooBuilder
Nov 24, 2021 7:28 pm

Hi, I need to increase the height of my brick fence. I plan to just lay the new bricks on top. I have never layer bricks before, is it a easy task? Can you share any…

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FelixTheBuilder
Nov 24, 2021 7:08 pm
arman1201
arman1201
24 November

Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?

Building Over stormwater pipe Brisbane?

Hi all looking to do a KDRB in Brisbane southside. Issue with the block is there's a stormwater pipe running diagonally through the lot. according to DBYD it's around 1m…

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arman1201
Nov 24, 2021 5:34 pm
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
24 November

Signature on Tallawong

Signature on Tallawong
1, 2

Hello All I have purchased from Signature in 2018......still no handover..........For people who has already purchased..... hope you have a lot of patients. They never…

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Twistedspiky
Nov 24, 2021 5:25 pm
Twistedspiky
Twistedspiky
24 November

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Hello Everyone. I bought from signature at hteir ponds project. Never again very poor customer service and the delays are beyond crazy. We bought in aug 2018 Orginal…

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Twistedspiky
Nov 24, 2021 5:20 pm

This one has the right idea hahaha

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CD12JD
Nov 24, 2021 5:05 pm
CD12JD
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 November

Splashback for Classic calacatta

Splashback for Classic calacatta

I'd be surprised if a textured tile was easier to "maintain" than a glass splash back, but it sounds like a nice choice

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arcadelt
Nov 24, 2021 4:56 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 November

Outdoor tiles - How to check if they are sealed (or not)?

Outdoor tiles - How to check if they are sealed (or not)?

Yes, the grout is never sealed unless someone went to the effort to seal it, which usually happens along with sealing porous tiles. You could do it if you wanted.

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arcadelt
Nov 24, 2021 4:37 pm
radiuz
radiuz
24 November

Comment on my floor plan please

Comment on my floor plan please

I would combine Theatre and Lounge as one bigger room rather than 2 smaller rooms makes it more usable as a multi-purpose 2nd living zone.

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radiuz
Nov 24, 2021 10:37 am

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