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Neighbour paraplet wall?

Neighbour paraplet wall?

Hi all My next-door neighbour is asking for permission (adjoining property owner comment form) for the plan for building of their garage/store extension. Since my garage…

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Van De Bosch
Nov 18, 2018 12:49 am

Week 3: We've got a slab! Wasn't expecting it to be quick but so far SS seems to be on top of things. Next week frames will be delivered. Unfortunately we were not able…

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g33kerb0t
Nov 18, 2018 12:07 am
g33kerb0t

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 667, 668, 669

Ooh really? We haven’t signed off on electrical yet. Too anxious to send it back as we keep finding things that we’ve missed.

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becks81
Nov 17, 2018 10:48 pm

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

That is very disappointing. My independent inspector picked up on the bricks during the last inspection, which was included in their report. I still haven't heard from…

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CalicoCat
Nov 17, 2018 10:34 pm

Cabinets and bench top have arrived and our doors have been installed and skirting boards have been fitted and we are looked out.

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mumbron
Nov 17, 2018 9:54 pm

rain shower head

rain shower head

You can get full shower set including this round head from Alibaba for less than $200.

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alexp79
Nov 17, 2018 9:34 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
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So they ended up boxing up on Thursday and then poured the slab on Friday, very quick and very happy. Been told the frame will happen mid next week.

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GarethB
Nov 17, 2018 8:40 pm
GarethB
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Howser
Nov 17, 2018 8:30 pm

Busy but productive day today. Cleared out a huge pile of rubble from the back (no idea what to do with it though) and ran a rotary hoe across the back yard. Looks heaps…

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blackcat20
Nov 17, 2018 6:44 pm
blackcat20

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

settlement, foundation problems legal rights

The laminate floor is flat except about 80cm from the wall where a slight slope or slant starts up to where the floor meets the wall, its only slight , l got a 20cm …

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jimbo73
Nov 17, 2018 6:15 pm
PBN84
PBN84
12 h

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
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Congratulations Tina. Finally it's happening.Can't wait for ours to start now.

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PBN84
Nov 17, 2018 5:04 pm
PBN84

Finally have a fence! Now we can start our landscaping planning. Excited to finish this off!

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Guy T
Nov 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?

Peg out. What does this mean and is it correct?
NSW

Your house is obviously smaller than the block of land , so it must be located with appropriate offsets from the boundaries. This is marked with pegs. Unless you are…

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 2:54 pm
building-expert

Pollution by postcode

Pollution by postcode

It seems they have learned nothing from gassing residents in Caranbourne and don't forget the gasses from water treatment plant could not be good.

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 2:31 pm
building-expert

Week 17 Bricks have started and electrical rough ins have been done. Back door and garage doors (not roller door) have been fitted and frames for…

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Clareymoo
Nov 17, 2018 1:34 pm

Getting our bricks on!

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kjane
Nov 17, 2018 12:52 pm

Termites

Termites

Just be cautious when you get advice from pest controllers that have a vested interest in selling a treatment, you may end up with a chemical spray and a minus few grand,…

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 12:40 pm
building-expert

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
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how is everyone going? anyone starting soon to build? I see a few blocks up for sales and Express property back selling remaining lots?

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Stimpson
Nov 17, 2018 12:28 pm

Ready for the concrete trucks. This sand has packed down so hard it's like digging into concrete. All our levels are looking good and we have a nice cool day forecast…

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RuffTuff
Nov 17, 2018 12:22 pm
RuffTuff

Coral Homes general build thread

Coral Homes general build thread
QLD
1 ... 564, 565, 566

We went the other way and made all our windows sliders. Bedroom windows saved $77 coming from awning. Likely double-hung will be more expensive, so maybe expect $120/avg…

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mpricecs
Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
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Hi Manj, Good to know that they give a copy to us. We too have appointed DJM as requested by Carlisle. I guess as per Building Laws we can appoint any building…

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HoneyDee
Nov 17, 2018 10:36 am
HoneyDee

rain water tank not filling

rain water tank not filling

Just came across this thread, this is a late answer and the OP is probably long gone but here goes. Is any water at all going down the downpipe? It would be extremely…

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SaveH2O
Nov 17, 2018 9:38 am
SaveH2O

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release

Land Registration? Kellyville - Balmoral Road Release
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Mate if you can't settle in the time frame they've given, you just start copping the interest they have indicated in the contract.. I think for a month's delay that…

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bluemetal77
Nov 17, 2018 9:36 am
bluemetal77

Refund for work not completed to contract

Refund for work not completed to contract
NSW

Refer back to your bathroom elevations and see if the builder has replicated what is on the drawings, if not make the builder comply

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building-expert
Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
building-expert

Building contract with Metricon

Building contract with Metricon

Our contract price never changed and was the same as the tender price. We bought our own soil test prior to getting quotes so they had to be competitive to get our…

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sweetswisssteel
Nov 17, 2018 7:48 am

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Good luck with it all. We've still not finished getting everything in place...

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blackcat20
Nov 17, 2018 7:18 am
blackcat20
kathysangel
kathysangel
Yesterday

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
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Put it on google maps they will surely do something about it because it will destroy there reputation,I know I did it to my builder,its bad publicity wouldn't of handed…

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kathysangel
Nov 17, 2018 1:35 am
Phan
Phan
Yesterday

Colonial bar on aluminium double glazed

Colonial bar on aluminium double glazed

Hi All, Urgent help please! I have ordered aluminium double glazed casement windows with colonial bar to make Georgian windows. Now I am very worried that the colonial…

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Phan
Nov 16, 2018 11:18 pm
ajayjagdish19
ajayjagdish19
Yesterday

Allura Estate

Allura Estate
VIC
1 ... 114, 115, 116

Quick update: Allura estate leakes & palmers rd corner development- https://eproperty.wyndham.vic.gov.au/eP ... YP11249/18

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ajayjagdish19
Nov 16, 2018 10:26 pm
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Santo65
Nov 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Santo65
blackcat20
blackcat20
16 November

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping

JG King modified Heywood - Landscaping
VIC
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Depends whether you want something low maintenance and low water (like natives) or more flowers/colour, but possibly need replanting each year and more watering.

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blackcat20
Nov 16, 2018 3:17 pm
blackcat20
BeckB
BeckB
16 November

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes

Building the Hampton with Allworth Homes
NSW
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi, we're thinking of building the Hampton. Just wondering now you've been in for a while, are you happy with the home? We plan to do the "great room" option too. Do you…

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BeckB
Nov 16, 2018 2:19 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 November

M-class Slab on P class soil

M-class Slab on P class soil
1, 2

Await the independent second test don't lock in piers. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 16, 2018 1:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
slagozzz
slagozzz
16 November

Building at Willowdale

Building at Willowdale
NSW
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Anyone had any problem with willowdale land valuation while registering land?

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slagozzz
Nov 16, 2018 1:13 pm
celadon
celadon
16 November

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 859, 860, 861

Any success with PD on negotiating on developer requirements post contract? We have been asked to upgrade a few exterior components to cat3 or 4 in-lieu of cat-1. Thanks…

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celadon
Nov 16, 2018 1:05 pm
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
16 November

Who's building with Clarendon??

Who's building with Clarendon??
NSW
1 ... 925, 926, 927

Can u plz share the completed picture of ur Ensuite. Also the colours you chose for cabinet and benchtop. Thanks

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MrsAJ
Nov 16, 2018 11:53 am
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
16 November

Any tips for Colour selections??

Any tips for Colour selections??

Very sorry for replying late. I m not getti g notifications in mobile and I dono how I missed ur message. We keep changing every second. Will post all my selections soon…

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MrsAJ
Nov 16, 2018 11:51 am
blackcat20
blackcat20
16 November

Things to do yourself/after handover?

Things to do yourself/after handover?

We decided that getting the builder to do the driveway and blinds was just one less thing for us to worry about later. And at least for blinds, the pricing was really competitive.

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blackcat20
Nov 16, 2018 10:00 am
blackcat20
g33kerb0t
g33kerb0t
16 November

Simonds vs Metricon

Simonds vs Metricon
VIC

You should be able to. They should have a blank contract that they can share with you. Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

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g33kerb0t
Nov 16, 2018 9:34 am
g33kerb0t
brokenstick
brokenstick
16 November

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Agree with doing the maths. Our preference was not to go through the stress of knocking down and building, and there was nothing majorly wrong with the old house, but we…

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brokenstick
Nov 16, 2018 9:08 am
brokenstick
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
16 November

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Building Montpellier Grand with Carlisle Homes

Thanks Libran Hubby checking on who is available for pre pour inspection. These building inspectors are very busy people.

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HoneyDee
Nov 16, 2018 7:50 am
HoneyDee
alexp79
alexp79
16 November

Demonstrating Natural ventilation through accurate modelling

Demonstrating Natural ventilation through accurate modelling

Ventilated through where? If your house is well insulated, natural ventilation will be more about how breathable are your walls on one side and how wide and for how long…

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alexp79
Nov 16, 2018 3:15 am

More decking pictures! Cos I love our outdoor area. This is our decking off the master OH watching The Grand Tour on the decking.

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twylamc
Nov 15, 2018 11:17 pm
twylamc
Charlotte.h
Charlotte.h
15 November

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique

Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
1, 2, 3, 4

Your Will not take long. I am Very surprised to see our going up so fast. looking lockup before Christmas

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Charlotte.h
Nov 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Charlotte.h

3 weeks since site start..

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stanus
Nov 15, 2018 10:44 pm
stanus
HaoYu
HaoYu
15 November

Building with Simonds - Bolton - Any suggestions/Ideas

Building with Simonds - Bolton - Any suggestions/Ideas

Sanjay, I am gonna sign the file with Simonds, but what I am concerning is why Simonds' quotation is much cheaper than other volume builder like Metricon? Did you compare…

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HaoYu
Nov 15, 2018 10:18 pm
HaoYu

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