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Whitey22
Feb 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Melos
Melos
24 m

About to sign contract - Seeking feedback on plans/layout

About to sign contract - Seeking feedback on plans/layout
QLD

It looks great. My only suggestion would be to move the doors on the media room to one end. This will give you more flexibility with furniture placement. Unless you have…

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Melos
Feb 17, 2019 7:10 pm

خدمات کفسابی و سنگسابی

خدمات کفسابی و سنگسابی

پارامترهای تعیین قیمت کفسابی یکی…

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kufsabilux
Feb 17, 2019 6:56 pm
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MrsAJ
Feb 17, 2019 6:44 pm

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Your slab will be on the ground, not at 1 m depth, on the other side. If you get some diurnal variation at the top soil level, you should be good without insulation due to…

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alexp79
Feb 17, 2019 6:32 pm

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build

Metricon Vantage 35 - New Build
1, 2

Hi, I am building my first home with Metricon. We started planning our build process in July and find below timelines: Initial deposit Paid -…

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Rdeep
Feb 17, 2019 6:17 pm

Building with Metricon in Sydney

Building with Metricon in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

The spores will still stay no matter which solution is used. The main problem is not gyprock though but that the moisture and mould will be travelling further into your…

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alexp79
Feb 17, 2019 5:48 pm

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast
QLD
1, 2, 3

It looks too small 🤔 My understanding was it will look small after walls and furniture 😂

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MrsAJ
Feb 17, 2019 4:19 pm

QBCC Licence search

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sweetswisssteel
Feb 17, 2019 4:13 pm
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emilygirl
Feb 17, 2019 2:22 pm

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW

Coral Homes Daydream 28 Far North Coast NSW
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Tash. Last week was week 14 (17 weeks since commencement). The tiling commenced. Our kitchen and laundry subway splashbacks are looking good and our wet area floor…

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12842
Brad_2477
Feb 17, 2019 2:10 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 707, 708, 709

They have said the handrail is in the way. Study is room across from the base of the stairs. Really want it in the most practical spot.

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ml117
Feb 17, 2019 1:16 pm
kks
kks
8 h

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

It's interesting how useful it is to be able to see the top edge of the concrete slab, under the first row f bricks, so that an owner can be aware of any termite tracking.…

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kks
Feb 17, 2019 11:25 am

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?

Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?

Hi Mazum We also got quote and are confused whether to go further or not.. have you done deposit?

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Sar11
Feb 17, 2019 10:51 am

Rawson Homes,-Bardia,Edmondson Park

Rawson Homes,-Bardia,Edmondson Park

Hi, Who is building with Rawson home in bardia ,Edmondson park and what stage they are in ? Who is your site supervisor? 1)Building in Bardia -Brick roof,solar Penal…

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wenty to bardia
Feb 17, 2019 10:32 am

Rawson Homes in Bardia,Edmondson Park

Rawson Homes in Bardia,Edmondson Park

Hi, Who is building with Rawson home in bardia ,Edmondson park and what stage they are in ? Who is your site supervisor? 1)Building in Bardia -Brick roof,solar Penal…

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wenty to bardia
Feb 17, 2019 10:31 am

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Hi, Who is building with Rawson home in bardia ,Edmondson park and what stage they are in ? Who is your site supervisor? 1)Building in Bardia -Brick roof,solar Penal…

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wenty to bardia
Feb 17, 2019 10:29 am

Saturday 16th Feb 2019 Our beautiful colonial style cornice is finished. Absolutely love it. Although they have stuffed up and haven’t put it in our 2 toilets! Will…

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Country Home
Feb 17, 2019 9:14 am
DomoKB
DomoKB
11 h

NBN point in your new house.

NBN point in your new house.

How did you go with this? Did you go ahead with the official disconnection from NBN or cut it yourself? I am now in the same process of knocking down and NBN has quoted…

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DomoKB
Feb 17, 2019 8:47 am

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing

Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - framing
QLD
1, 2, 3

Always exciting when it begins to look more like a house each time you visit the progress.

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TiredHalo
Feb 17, 2019 7:51 am
TiredHalo
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TiredHalo
Feb 17, 2019 7:49 am
TiredHalo

Land deposit on new land.

Land deposit on new land.

Sure will - and if you can muster up another 10%, then the lender should combine that with your deposit as 20% and you won't need lender's mortgage insurance. But bear in…

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KingTaco
Feb 17, 2019 12:23 am
KingTaco
alt
alt
21 h

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA
WA

Thanks! There was a tap installed yesterday, fingers crossed for a slab soon!

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alt
Feb 16, 2019 11:00 pm
alt

Anyone building with Valeco in Springfield RISE

Anyone building with Valeco in Springfield RISE

Anyone building with Valeco homes in Springfield RISE? What are your experiences in terms of final build quality? I am almost finalizing on signing a contract with them…

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brightstarshine
Feb 16, 2019 10:30 pm
brightstarshine

Fairhaven Homes

Fairhaven Homes
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Well I hope they can satisfactorily patch your bricks. That must be devastating. Our brick are Austral Access Ash. We FINALLY got our building permit yesterday. Our 2nd…

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GEOnTREY
Feb 16, 2019 10:15 pm

Our Dream Home

Our Dream Home
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Converting our dream into reality is the best feeling. And constructing our home is the best part. Best of luck for your dream home construction. You may take a look at…

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RenuJadhav
Feb 16, 2019 9:51 pm

Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Concrete, weep holes and window sills

He sounds like a decent enough guy who has taken on concreting work without knowing the regulations applicable to his chosen trade. Unfortunately, this lack of…

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2019 9:13 pm
SaveH2O
alymei
alymei
23 h

Skirting tile

Skirting tile

I think it was 200mm

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alymei
Feb 16, 2019 8:50 pm

A few comparison shots so you can see the difference in finishes we're having to deal with...

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bumblebee1985
Feb 16, 2019 7:55 pm

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Must final payment be paid before handover?

Have you read your building contract and do you understand the concept of practical completion and the procedures of final inspection? If so you will have you answers, if…

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building-expert
Feb 16, 2019 7:49 pm
building-expert

And our build has begun Sand pad and site works completed 14 February: Footings completed 16 February

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thme
Feb 16, 2019 6:28 pm
alexp79
alexp79
Yesterday

Building Healthy Buildings

Building Healthy Buildings

I recently ran across a book called "Breathing Walls: A Biological Approach to Healthy Building Envelope Design And Construction" (

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alexp79
Feb 16, 2019 6:17 pm

Progress update. This is the easy part just about done. From here on up we're going to be working on…

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RuffTuff
Feb 16, 2019 5:33 pm
RuffTuff

Week 29 We managed to pick a time to visit today when the tradies were still on site and happy for us to come in. Paint is 90% done, just some…

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Clareymoo
Feb 16, 2019 5:22 pm
blackcat20
blackcat20
Yesterday

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping

Metricon Winchester 28- Landscaping
VIC
1 ... 64, 65, 66

It was pretty quick. They don't replace the exhausts as they're different shapes. Only one power point resulted in some paint being removed, just added it to the defect list.

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blackcat20
Feb 16, 2019 5:12 pm
blackcat20
Ezuku
Ezuku
Yesterday

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

Anyone built with format or dechellis in sa?

As the thread title says. Lots of reviews online, less so for format, and both seem pretty reasonable. Looks like format is slightly more expensive. I'm planning on a…

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Ezuku
Feb 16, 2019 4:33 pm
shokel1975
shokel1975
Yesterday

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 414, 415, 416

Hi, has anyone building with M in Melbourne had a site supervisor with initials MC? Please let me know so I can pm you. Thanks!

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shokel1975
Feb 16, 2019 3:16 pm
shokel1975

Survey Peg removed

Survey Peg removed

Ouch! Good luck trying to recoup the costs

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 16, 2019 1:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
esanto1
esanto1
Yesterday

Recent Vergola Reviews?

Recent Vergola Reviews?

Hi, I’m looking to get a Vergola installed over my outdoor kitchen area. Not that big a apace - 4.5 x 2m but big price! Looking for recent feedback or comparisons…

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esanto1
Feb 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Kimmykim
Kimmykim
Yesterday

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28

FIRST HOME – METRICON WINCHESTER 28
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks! Yes. They look beautiful especially if you have seen the before picture

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Kimmykim
Feb 16, 2019 11:54 am
MyFirst
MyFirst
Yesterday

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

There will always be gaps. Smaller ones probably cause even more headaches. Larger ones as least u can have some stick to get things out. Regardless a lesson to…

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MyFirst
Feb 16, 2019 10:48 am
esanto1
esanto1
Yesterday

Eave Vents

Eave Vents

Also, the solar ark installed did eave vents pretty cheap so I got a bunch of them installed too.

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esanto1
Feb 16, 2019 10:30 am
r_13
r_13
Yesterday

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne
QLD
1, 2

Thank for your reply SaveH2O - your questions are on point, and I'm glad to answer: We are indeed planning to have retaining walls, and I had not previously seen the…

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r_13
Feb 16, 2019 9:22 am
r_13
FIH
FIH
Yesterday

Prelim deposit

Prelim deposit

How many copies of plans isn’t the problem. I drew the plans and made the house fit on the block. From there the builder gave them to their draftsmen and they came back…

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FIH
Feb 16, 2019 8:53 am

Been playing with the austral visualizer, really happy with how our colours work together. Plans being submited to be certified Monday!!!

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alymei
Feb 16, 2019 8:47 am
esanto1
esanto1
Yesterday

Outdoor Kitchen & Glass Balcony

Outdoor Kitchen & Glass Balcony

Not sure one on wheels is an option as my wife has her sights set on a particular outdoor kitchen. That being the case, maybe we should just stop the glass at each side of…

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esanto1
Feb 16, 2019 8:39 am

Building costs - your experience

Building costs - your experience

@@rkae Start with your design, own copyright and know whats involved in your build BIM Software should be able to break building components down and help visualise the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 16, 2019 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Tash801
Feb 16, 2019 7:18 am

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