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Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

Demolition & removal of waffle pod slab

G'day everyone, I am looking for some advice on demolition and removal of an existing waffle slab. Background is that it was an owner builder project and the owner got…

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pmacca
Oct 17, 2021 10:53 pm

SBG Superior building group

SBG Superior building group

Anyone currently building their house with SBG? For us it's been close to 1 year since they started our build ( single storey house), so many delays and issues, even now…

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Kaypee
Oct 17, 2021 10:52 pm

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

There's only one thing worse than getting gouged with engineering variation increase$ And that's, 6 years down the track when you structural warranty is nearing an end,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2021 10:00 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Who is Building Glenleigh With Kurmond Homes 2021?

Haddie, I started the planning about Sept2020 and had many versions of the floor plan revised. We are being advised that we can make additional changes during the colour…

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nearC
Oct 17, 2021 9:26 pm
DanC
DanC
6 h

WC waterproofing and floor waste

WC waterproofing and floor waste

I’m looking to clarify some advice I have been given by a bathroom renovator. My 20yo house has a separate WC (no basin) on the second level. The renovation company is…

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DanC
Oct 17, 2021 8:22 pm

Hi everyone, We finally got to visit a display home! We visited the Boston 36 which has similar sized bedrooms and the main issue was that the wardrobes were really…

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DreamHome32
Oct 17, 2021 6:00 pm

Incorrect concrete pad level where water tank sits

Incorrect concrete pad level where water tank sits

There is more HH when relating to a charged RWT system (from gutter to top of tank or to the water level if plumbed with a Supadiverta system). This is different to a…

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SaveH2O
Oct 17, 2021 5:55 pm
SaveH2O

How to split levels

How to split levels

It's bright because I hate dark houses and the kitchen is the brightest room in the house, it is in the middle of the house with no window, but it does have an 800mm…

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Allnamesrgone
Oct 17, 2021 5:33 pm

Exposed reo/rebar advice

Exposed reo/rebar advice

I don't think you'd need to get an engineer involved for this

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moudzj
Oct 17, 2021 5:27 pm

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible

Carlisle changes beyond what salesperson says is possible
VIC

I just saw the Colorbond option on the Spectra site, just not sure if it is a no-charge option or if it comes at a cost. I understand that the salespeople can't say yes…

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grbeattie
Oct 17, 2021 3:01 pm
Zorson
Zorson
12 h

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Bricks vs Hebel vs Cladding

Thank you Pedro4137, Correct, Hebel 75mm weighs around 60kg per m2 to 21kg per m2 Scyon Stria cladding 16mm thick. Big difference... We have decided to go with the cladding :)

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Zorson
Oct 17, 2021 2:25 pm
chippy
chippy
13 h

Builder for lockup only, owner takes over to complete home?

Builder for lockup only, owner takes over to complete home?

One of the issues with building to lock up is the trades that overlap (rough in and fit off) and covering any issues. It's one of the reasons that builders are reluctant,…

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chippy
Oct 17, 2021 1:54 pm
chippy

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

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

We are building the Nouveau. We strongly considered the evoke but when it was sighted it was a few metres longer and didn’t leave enough of a backyard. From memory…

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Kelmartian
Oct 17, 2021 10:22 am

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

Building a new house in Brisbane. AAC Cladding or Brick???

The AAC cladding product is fine, but the render systems in the market place do not provide joint protection. The AAC is rarely installed correctly. A lot of AAC…

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Pedro4137
Oct 17, 2021 10:10 am
Ardo
Ardo
20 h

Assistance with estimating OB cost items

Assistance with estimating OB cost items

Plasterboard $25m2 this is the actual plasterboard not floor space. That's supply, install and finish. $8 a linear metre for squareset. Roofing is $75m2 for steel…

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Ardo
Oct 17, 2021 6:11 am
Kevin L
Kevin L
Yesterday

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone

Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
NSW
1, 2

Thanks fei for your feedback and update. I think all the house and land package likes that. Much much appreciated for ur feedback

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Kevin L
Oct 16, 2021 10:03 pm
Pulse
Pulse
Yesterday

Worried about Alfresco pier

Worried about Alfresco pier
VIC
1, 2

I’d rather see the timber and be able to fix any rot etc. I think enclosing it prevents termite inspection and rot inspection, better to replace with galvanised steel…

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Pulse
Oct 16, 2021 9:34 pm

- Attached is revised design with Media room moved to back of the house. The room dimensions have been missed in the design, I have asked for this to be included. I am…

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Smiss
Oct 16, 2021 8:28 pm
RameshN
RameshN
Yesterday

Master bedroom layout

Master bedroom layout

It’s a personal choice !! Opt 1 if you are not a big fan of WIR.. Plus, I would recommend creating a study with an addition of a window on both the sides; gives you the…

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RameshN
Oct 16, 2021 6:59 pm
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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Blonde
Blonde
Blonde
Yesterday

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat
1, 2

Looking forward to seeing your plan and build, following along for builds that will be starting soon.

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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Blonde
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Blonde
Oct 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Blonde
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

Toilet cistern not filling with water

Toilet cistern not filling with water

The float activates the seal.

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SaveH2O
Oct 16, 2021 6:26 pm
SaveH2O
bexjor
bexjor
Yesterday

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

Anyone built with Croft land homes?

How did you both go with Croft Land? parveenkks teeze We are also looking to use them but can't find any reviews

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bexjor
Oct 16, 2021 6:17 pm
Samz_Turra
Samz_Turra
Yesterday

CDC approval time

CDC approval time

Has anyone had recent experience with NSW planning portal on how long it takes to get a CDC approval for a new development? Our private certifier submitted our application…

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Samz_Turra
Oct 16, 2021 2:46 pm
Thejones88
Thejones88
16 October

Driveway standards and issues.

Driveway standards and issues.
1, 2

Thanks mate, I checked with our local council and there is no guidelines to design or gradients. All we can argue is that the driveway is defective as it cannot be used…

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Thejones88
Oct 16, 2021 1:48 pm

Hi, I'm thinking about converting the back of the house into a granny flat of sorts. There's currently a bathroom there, and on the other side of the wall to where the…

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jellybean.egg
Oct 16, 2021 8:45 am

Hi Ecoeco, What do you think about the material of the facade we should go with? Render or weatherboard? And what color do you think it will make a nice standout with…

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vov
Oct 16, 2021 8:43 am

Noisy steel?

Noisy steel?
1, 2

Thanks for your help. For me the issue doesn’t seem to be the thermal contraction, as I am getting continuous and consistent “clicks” type noises downstairs when…

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usman.hafeez2000
Oct 15, 2021 10:00 pm
htn2021
htn2021
15 October

windows, doors, bracing board exposed to rain during build

windows, doors, bracing board exposed to rain during build

Hi all, just reposted my questions here: Are the materials still okay after being exposed to the rain for 1-2 months like this (not raining continuously though. A few days…

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htn2021
Oct 15, 2021 7:30 pm
oklouise
oklouise
15 October

Kitchen Window privacy

Kitchen Window privacy

consider external shutters operated by electric motor with a switch inside the kitchen...not cheap but very happy with ours

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 7:03 pm
smiatke
smiatke
15 October

Rainwater harvesting tank overflow

Rainwater harvesting tank overflow

From what I can see both tanks only have outlets which are about 30cm from the base of the tank. Is this different to a low drain valve? Currently both tanks are set up…

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smiatke
Oct 15, 2021 3:50 pm

i can't read the dimensions but 5m is too short to include a dining table and seating for a 4 bedroom (6 person? home) consider reversing the kitchen and using the space…

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oklouise
Oct 15, 2021 1:19 pm
building-expert
building-expert
15 October

Section 88k

Section 88k

I cannot express legal advice but it seems that if there is a drainage easement then you should have right to access it for drainage. It seems that you will have to make…

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building-expert
Oct 15, 2021 11:00 am
building-expert
vongole83
vongole83
15 October

2nd Storey & Setbacks (Melbourne)

2nd Storey & Setbacks (Melbourne)

Hi All We are looking at buying a property with a…

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vongole83
Oct 15, 2021 9:32 am

New Concrete Slab cracks

New Concrete Slab cracks
WA

There are degrees of cracking.. you'll just have to wait it out and see if it gets worse. OT If you got onto any issues during the pour, you could make your case stronger…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 15, 2021 7:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Shereed
Shereed
14 October

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Blue Steel Flash Bricks - opinions needed

Hi Sierra, hope you still look at this forum. Can I have a look at how your place looks like. I am chooosing the same bricks but undecided on the roof colour.

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Shereed
Oct 14, 2021 10:27 pm
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chippy
Oct 14, 2021 9:08 pm
chippy
Farhana
Farhana
14 October

Fence

Fence

Timber fence painting Can anyone show any pictures of their timber fence painted in woodland grey or any other shade of grey? Monument looks too dark to me. Thsnks

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Farhana
Oct 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Jacinta Rich
Jacinta Rich
14 October

New Build Contracts

New Build Contracts

Thanks so much for your help and information. Jacinta

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Jacinta Rich
Oct 14, 2021 7:57 pm

Hi, Looking for some advice please. I've hung a boxing bag (aqua bag) from a steel 6x2 patio beam which spans about 5 metres at a slight angle. The bag weighs approx…

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Geordiebloke72
Oct 14, 2021 4:45 pm
Noname
Noname
14 October

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?

Is this a reasonable amount to pay?
VIC

to be fair you won't know until you have some valuations done. That's your next step. However the first red flag should have been the fact you wouldn't be able to get…

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Noname
Oct 14, 2021 2:57 pm

Decisions decisions… really liking #2 and #4 , i like how #2 goes well with our existing colour but i also like how #4 pops

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CD12JD
Oct 14, 2021 1:24 pm
CD12JD
imcgregor
imcgregor
14 October

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Passive House

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Passive House

Has anyone designed an airing cupboard to dry laundry using the input from the HRV system with I assume an outlet nearyby

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imcgregor
Oct 14, 2021 12:50 pm

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

Builder wants to cancel contract or increase the price

All builders would be aware of this... they do get free legal advise from the MBA and HIA If you have the money to challenge the builder ... go for it

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 14, 2021 11:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Kippers01
Kippers01
14 October

Frame exposed to weather for 6 months

Frame exposed to weather for 6 months

Normally your private consultant would check the frame in a pre lining inspection as part of their inspections 'package' or you could DIY check evey wall and ceiling with…

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Kippers01
Oct 14, 2021 10:20 am
Justice123
Justice123
14 October

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Currently looking at house and land packages in Metricon's Freedom range, I notice this is recent build promoted by Metricon for many new estates. Does anyone have any…

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Justice123
Oct 14, 2021 10:10 am
mox27
mox27
13 October

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Anyone built with Profine Recently - SouthEast VIC

Hey Guys, I have signed the contract with Profine to build a house in Clyde North, VIC. So far finished with color selection, obtained building permit but the…

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mox27
Oct 13, 2021 8:29 pm

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