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Removing window panels for cleaning

Removing window panels for cleaning

So we are trying to remove the sliding panels from our horizontal sliders so we can clean them. We can't clean from outside as we have fixed security screens. I have…

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butters7388
Nov 18, 2018 2:34 pm

Primary School

Primary School

Hello Everyone, My house construction will commence soon in Willowdale estate but I have started to get worried about schooling for my children. Daughter goes to primary…

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First in sydney
Nov 18, 2018 2:34 pm

Fairhaven Homes

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

How did your inspection go? Hope you are happy with everything 🙂

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GEOnTREY
Nov 18, 2018 2:22 pm

Now looking like this

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blackcat20
Nov 18, 2018 2:21 pm
blackcat20
Guy T
Guy T
29 m

Our First Home - New Build SA

Our First Home - New Build SA
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Congratulations! Hope it all gets sorted for you

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Guy T
Nov 18, 2018 2:16 pm

Neighbour paraplet wall?

Neighbour paraplet wall?

My guess if there is indeed overshadowing council will require changes. Neighbour can be as unhappy as they like but they have to comply with the regs

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Althom
Nov 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Althom

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 668, 669, 670

We have already, also increased some A/C vents. We have no entry void. Looking for advice on the min laundry width. is 1.8m ok you think?

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stevezau
Nov 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Building at Bardia - New Breeze
NSW
1 ... 48, 49, 50

Hi Hasan, can you find a potential buyer so you won't lose the 10% deposit? Maybe check with your developer. We recently paid our deposit to the land which is titled in…

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Melbournevic
Nov 18, 2018 12:22 pm
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SaveH2O
Nov 18, 2018 10:16 am
SaveH2O

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Looks okay to me as well. Nice finish. On the 7th pic from the top why the concrete at different heights?

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chanaka
Nov 18, 2018 8:40 am

Termites

Termites

there is a product available from horse feed shops called apparrent surround it is mixed 1% with water and sprayed on hard surfaces and trees cannot be used around fish it…

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aussieta
Nov 18, 2018 8:37 am
aussieta

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Tash, sounds like your build is progressing well. Our slab is in and frames delivered. Are frames are meant to be up next week. The frame up payment stings..... …

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Brad_2477
Nov 18, 2018 7:58 am

Harrington - AusBuild

Harrington - AusBuild
QLD

It came up great! Just noticed you got the new black sink too! Must be getting close to the end now. Have they given you an end date yet? And what is the second concrete…

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Valandra
Nov 18, 2018 7:54 am

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
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Howser
Nov 17, 2018 8:30 pm

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
22 h

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

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

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
Stimpson
Stimpson
Yesterday

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

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
mpricecs
mpricecs
Yesterday

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
HoneyDee
HoneyDee
Yesterday

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43

Our Arden Home - Votivo 43
1 ... 6, 7, 8

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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
Yesterday

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
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
Yesterday

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
blackcat20
blackcat20
Yesterday

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
17 November

Building with Kurmond Homes

Building with Kurmond Homes
NSW
1 ... 90, 91, 92

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
16 November

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
16 November

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
1 ... 74, 75, 76

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
1 ... 157, 158, 159

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

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