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Hi guys, I am at the planning stage of house siting. The builder advised 0.8m cutting at the rear which will cause retaining wall later. We want to increase by filling and…

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Chess
Oct 28, 2021 1:04 am
Bendi1
Bendi1
48 m

Preliminary plan agreement

Preliminary plan agreement

A couple days ago I signed a preliminary plan agreement, and after consideration I felt quite rushed into the process and don’t feel ready to go through with it. Am I…

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Bendi1
Oct 28, 2021 12:35 am

Bulge in external wall - prepurchase.

Bulge in external wall - prepurchase.

He has found a quote, around $900, which includes pest inspection and is still thinking about the purchase.

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J-a-y
Oct 28, 2021 12:06 am

Sharing costs of retaining wall

Sharing costs of retaining wall

Nornally, the party who cuts the land and put the retaining wall to supprt the dirt shoulders the cost. My neighbour cuts his land on his property side but almost near to…

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Leona33
Oct 27, 2021 9:22 pm

Facade upgrade

Facade upgrade
NSW

Has anybody done facade upgrade with Firstyle Homes? Any idea how much does it cost to upgrade to Delta facade and also adding a balcony?

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Nawal
Oct 27, 2021 9:19 pm

Experience of Building in Cairns

Experience of Building in Cairns
ACT

Hi Yoto80 We are building with Eastbuild custom homes. This is the second house we are building our first was with Mc Coy homes. We went with MCCoy because they had a…

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c0311701
Oct 27, 2021 7:31 pm

Painting asbestos

Painting asbestos

I guess so if it says asbestos sealing on the label. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 27, 2021 7:07 pm

lintels above windows

lintels above windows
VIC

dont have any photo accounts since photobucket got angry but have some links https://www.hyne.com.au/article/180/com ... wall-frame

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aussieta
Oct 27, 2021 7:01 pm
aussieta

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Occupancy Certificate Requirement after Moving in

Just a couple of obvious things Your proposal of fake compliance is based on dishonesty, is that really what you want to do? If someone snitches on you or when your…

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building-expert
Oct 27, 2021 6:48 pm
building-expert
b.q
b.q
8 h

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings - Home Builder Required

Thank you for the reference. I will get in touch with them and find out. Unfortunately, we don't own the land yet but have a couple of blocks in sight. Knowing how much it…

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b.q
Oct 27, 2021 5:27 pm

Solar system question

Solar system question

Hi, I am thinking installing a solar system for my home, have no knowledge about it, can you give some…

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Flamingo
Oct 27, 2021 2:36 pm

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Hi Everyone A quick duplex update. Its been 19 days since I last posted and a bit has happened, but not enough when you are on a tight schedule and interest is…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 1:08 pm
Ashington Homes

Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Foam vs cladding vs hebel for first floor

Couldnt agree more Alex, not for cladding. Floor joists are a bit different when going with hebel to reduce the deflection, but it's marginal cost wise.

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 12:42 pm
Ashington Homes

Time for DA Hornsby?

Time for DA Hornsby?

Natalie3 Allow 4-6 months at the moment, possibly longer. As of the 1st July 2021 all DA's are now lodged through the NSW planning portal for a pre assessment by…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 12:37 pm
Ashington Homes

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Gj Gardner or Montgomery?

Hi Anita, currently in negotiations with an independent builder called O’Mara Construction. Haven’t gotten tender from them yet (waiting for DA we lodge today yaaaay)…

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Natalie3
Oct 27, 2021 10:50 am

How do I edit and delete photos

How do I edit and delete photos

How do I edit a post and delete photos, I use an iPad and it’s not allowing me to edit.

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James59
Oct 27, 2021 9:45 am

We have painted front door and timber infill in surfmist as suggested by a painter but the the timber infill is throwing off a more creamy white than the garage door. The…

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James59
Oct 27, 2021 9:02 am

F5 instead of MGP10

F5 instead of MGP10

Annoux I would recommend you talking to your structural engineer just to be sure, but F5 is standard in residential construction. Also by laminating I am assuming he is…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 27, 2021 5:13 am
Ashington Homes
Sethor
Sethor
Yesterday

Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

Building an all electric house north of Adelaide

All electric household is the way to go, Heat pump HWU's are one of the most efficient types. I went with the unit, very happy with it so far (March 2019 Install).…

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Sethor
Oct 27, 2021 12:00 am
Sethor
Sethor
Yesterday

Garage door

Garage door

The Aluminium composite roller doors are expensive, I think we got quoted about 5k extra over standard colorbond type door back in 2018. In the end we could not justify…

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Sethor
Oct 26, 2021 11:22 pm
andy60
andy60
Yesterday

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle

Vaucluse 41 (12.5sq) Carlisle
VIC

Hi did the build complete? Did you choose hebel facade?

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andy60
Oct 26, 2021 9:34 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
Yesterday

Information on building a small home

Information on building a small home

Some time requirements, such as council approvals, can be the same irrespective of the type of build and the size of the house. The build, however, should be quicker.

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arcadelt
Oct 26, 2021 8:38 pm
Anita275
Anita275
Yesterday

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Rejection on DA application to NSW northern beaches council

Hi Greatwabbit Can I ask what was the outcome of the rejection on DA application as we are facing the same situation. We are in Pitwater council, could you tell us the…

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Anita275
Oct 26, 2021 7:51 pm
Haddie
Haddie
Yesterday

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?
1, 2

nearC Yes, we had lots of variations and upgrades we wanted even before colours (As we were told this would be addressed in colours) HIA draft given to us today and…

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Haddie
Oct 26, 2021 6:49 pm
anged
anged
Yesterday

Bayside build

Bayside build

Thomas archer can alter their designs for a fee if you select one of their pre designed plans. We about to start building with them on approx the same size block.…

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anged
Oct 26, 2021 6:02 pm
stanks
stanks
Yesterday

Developer Approval

Developer Approval

Has anyone had a situation where Developer Approval has held up the process of the builder applying for a building permit? I don't see in our HIA contract where the…

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stanks
Oct 26, 2021 5:06 pm

New build questions

New build questions

Hi ez007 , It sounds like a building defect. You…

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Contracts-Specialist
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm
Contracts-Specialist
shinobowun
shinobowun
Yesterday

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

Do we have microwave drawers in Australia yet?

I lived in the US for 3 years with 2 Thermador draw style microwaves, they are brilliant to use, there is no need to bend down to see the controls as they connect to a…

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shinobowun
Oct 26, 2021 4:50 pm

Hi all, We come to step where we need to locate and design the stair case. Can anyone look at our propose plan and give me any feedback or ideas…

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vov
Oct 26, 2021 10:52 am
mech2201
mech2201
26 October

planning permit and building permit

planning permit and building permit

Hi Guys, just wants to know what private certifier does? I am planning to building a decking and a pergola in 3beds townhouse…

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mech2201
Oct 26, 2021 10:05 am
Jeffreylze
Jeffreylze
25 October

Custom build - Mancini Made

Custom build - Mancini Made

Hi, First time building here. We've been browsing around for a custom builder in the south-east region of Melbourne and came across Mancini Made, seems to have a lot of…

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Jeffreylze
Oct 25, 2021 9:43 pm
Sam B6
Sam B6
25 October

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Oh that’s a bit of a concern. I hope they get moving for you again soon. You were moving so well through the steps there for a bit.....

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Sam B6
Oct 25, 2021 9:42 pm
wildrain
wildrain
25 October

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

Help in choosing Kitchen Appliances

Thanks on the ACL info - I will look at the extended warranty. I visited HN recently and they showed me the Sirius and mentioned about both the internal and external…

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wildrain
Oct 25, 2021 9:17 pm

Hi, Recently completed an extension in which we had a Daikin bulkheads installed - 3 bulkheads 1 wall unit (split) 1 external unit When we turn on one of the units in…

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rossog
Oct 25, 2021 8:41 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
25 October

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

building brickwork concern + inspector recommendations

Pretty hard to tell from those few photos, but in saying that what you have there looks very average. I would be definitely getting a building inspector, get one that is…

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Doozer1905
Oct 25, 2021 7:11 pm
wagga123
wagga123
25 October

Security window film

Security window film

Hello All. Interested to hear feedback on this product. In particular, does it actually stop entry into a dwelling if smashed. Thanks.

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wagga123
Oct 25, 2021 3:43 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Landscapers Greater Sydney?

Hi Dr341 Are you budgeting in the $200,000 plus range? if so I can recommend a few groups If you are more in the $20-50,000 range I have great company as well. Just…

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Ashington Homes
idev
idev
25 October

Hebel Power Floor

Hebel Power Floor

thanks alexp79 and @ashington Homes

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idev
Oct 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Home_Heart
Home_Heart
25 October

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Spectrum Build North Brisbane

Our build started this week, minor earthworks getting ready for Septic system, rainwater tank and slab. We've received our official notification of commencement, with…

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Home_Heart
Oct 25, 2021 2:43 pm
Home_Heart
Gunay
Gunay
25 October

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?

Anyone building with Lofty Building Group in Adelaide?
SA

Hi Guys, We have recently bought a quite old house on a 730sqm block and was thinking of living renovating at the time of purchase. We were there for a shock of the…

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Gunay
Oct 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Gunay
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
25 October

Steel vs Timber Pricing

Steel vs Timber Pricing

floor framed area, we just find that an easy way to compare

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Ashington Homes
Oct 25, 2021 11:12 am
Ashington Homes
adnanmir
adnanmir
25 October

Façade colour scheme

Façade colour scheme
VIC

Thanks, Jason for sharing the details and suggesting something which can give me some direction.

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adnanmir
Oct 25, 2021 11:11 am
Train-lhdm
Train-lhdm
25 October

Strata lawyer in Sydney

Strata lawyer in Sydney

Thank you Simeon

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Train-lhdm
Oct 25, 2021 11:05 am
AseDE
AseDE
25 October

Metricon Heble Pannels

Metricon Heble Pannels

Hi All, Is anyone built or noticed that what they provide with their double story constructions? Also, their render…

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AseDE
Oct 25, 2021 10:26 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 October

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Any extractor fan should vent to the outside especially those that service a wet room like a laundry or bathroom. The moist air needs to be expelled externally otherwise…

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Stewie D
Oct 25, 2021 10:15 am
Vantage46
Vantage46
25 October

Looking at Metricon Vantage 48 (H&L)

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

Hi TT21, Do you have changes to the original floor plan? I found customize the original plan is very pricy.

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Vantage46
Oct 25, 2021 9:57 am
edwarferg
edwarferg
25 October

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

Neighbours bolted fence to my wall during construction

The lock fence looks precisely like a quick solution to stop the animals from escaping. Not an excellent permanent fence. The best way is to knock…

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edwarferg
Oct 25, 2021 8:38 am
edwarferg

Construction schedule

Construction schedule
NSW

Trial it for 30days, Most are happy to offer an extension if they can see you are offering positive feedback. BTW, you always get grey areas onsite its not always black…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 25, 2021 8:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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