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Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

We have completed all appointments (awaiting quotes from kitchen and internals). DA approval has been granted but nothing can happen until all quotes are received and…

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Sam B6
Dec 01, 2021 12:18 am

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines
VIC

You may already know this but there is also a rule of thumb about glazing amount e.g in Adelaide the total glazed area (windows and glass doors)…

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stonesthrow
Nov 30, 2021 11:16 pm

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

Hydronic Heating Panels & Boilers

if this is not too late, Bosh boilers and burgman panels are high quality products. I am using the same brands for my new house (installation of hydronic is yet to be…

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airwolf
Nov 30, 2021 11:00 pm

Water tanks and building codes

Water tanks and building codes
1, 2, 3

Hi ! Here are amazing check out this website this is very help full to you.

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emaankhan
Nov 30, 2021 10:35 pm

Hi All, If someone could please advise me if my builder has done it right with just the orange plastic and blue board on the external slab edge/ concrete upstand as in…

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Jitender
Nov 30, 2021 10:34 pm

Water ingress through brick wall into garage

Water ingress through brick wall into garage

It's not the hose, tap or the pipe as it all dries up when the rain stops. I personally think that the bricks have become porous but I've no clue how to fix that. I also…

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TheBlackMini
Nov 30, 2021 10:33 pm

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

Yes. Selected the 300 series windows with double glazed for the whole house. Doors were taller to suit the high ceilings and wider to better access when moving.

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Renman
Nov 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Renman

How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

Hi there Interested to know if the sensors are placed at ground level and if so how would they detected a stormwater or sewer leak which are are all below ground level…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 10:02 pm

Water pooling around footings

Water pooling around footings

First thing is to get a professional plumber to check your pipes for a leak. It looks to me that water maybe entering under your house from the front yard lawn area…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 9:33 pm

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

I can tell you the 3 things require for significant slab heave are 1.initial dry clay 2.highly or extremely reactive clay and then 3.a source of water. I have seen…

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groundzero
Nov 30, 2021 9:13 pm

New Solar Quote - Is this Cost ok?

New Solar Quote - Is this Cost ok?

Try on this ... We are selling Solar Photo-voltaic systems (Grid Connected, Hybrid and Off-Grid) to residential and commercial…

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solarxcellence
Nov 30, 2021 8:32 pm

Dehumidification for unit

Dehumidification for unit

Oops...my bad! It's a humidifier lol. :oops: I scanned through the catalogue a few days ago and marked it to check later. Now I understand why the low price.

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SaveH2O
Nov 30, 2021 6:14 pm
SaveH2O
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Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks that is helpful. All sorted!

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anged
Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm

Metricon Studio M Costing

Metricon Studio M Costing

Hi, Reaching out here on a limb to see if anyone has a spreadsheet with studio M costings from within the last year or 2. I'd like to cost things out a bit before…

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Rowan.g
Nov 30, 2021 2:37 pm
kennyc
kennyc
13 h

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Well what I've taken from this thread is that I'm screwed. I've just had my building permit released and possible site start in Jan/Feb. But judging by this thread my…

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kennyc
Nov 30, 2021 2:31 pm
Briyan
Briyan
17 h

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

Hi , When I signed the contract with the builder all the glasses on the 2nd story were plain glass. There were already two houses already built next to mine .Saying that…

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Briyan
Nov 30, 2021 10:49 am

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry

I'm chasing the builder on the bathroom exhaust.... Might be an uphill battle on asking him to add a laundry exhaust as well. Is annoying that they don't do it properly in…

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Paxmundi
Nov 30, 2021 10:20 am
felant
felant
18 h

Marks/discolouration on shower tiles?

Marks/discolouration on shower tiles?

Thanks for the response. I have left the shower unused for a week, with mains turned off (although did not drain the lines), and no change to the marks. I have had one…

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felant
Nov 30, 2021 9:43 am

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

Your list is woefully inadequate Who will check your site drainage and relationship of slab levels in relation to ground? Who will check your contract adjustments at the end?

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building-expert
Nov 30, 2021 8:56 am
building-expert
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Spsingh
Nov 30, 2021 8:03 am

Put together this little tv unit for the kids retreat, so good that the kiddos have their own little area to chill out

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CD12JD
Nov 30, 2021 7:23 am
CD12JD
strannik
strannik
Yesterday

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.
VIC

If the prices do go up, do you think the builder will build your house at a loss to himself?

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strannik
Nov 29, 2021 10:58 pm
RameshN
RameshN
Yesterday

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2

How did you go with your selections ? We are awaiting appointment dates.. any suggestions ?

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RameshN
Nov 29, 2021 10:44 pm
Mahmoud1989
Mahmoud1989
Yesterday

Toilet Rough-in for Toto Neorest

Toilet Rough-in for Toto Neorest

Would be better if Japan wasn't so Xenophobic and just made all their cool gadgets available here, I marvel at the disconnect between the Panasonic Japan and Australian…

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Mahmoud1989
Nov 29, 2021 10:23 pm
luca.321
luca.321
Yesterday

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Ah ok, the poster was talking about H&L Vitoria / Escape Homes

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luca.321
Nov 29, 2021 9:57 pm
Spazzen
Spazzen
Yesterday

How long from start to frame finish stage?

How long from start to frame finish stage?
NSW

From the first day they touched the site to frames was about 6-7 weeks, most of that time was waiting for the frames and trusses to arrive. The frames were up and…

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Spazzen
Nov 29, 2021 8:46 pm
wildrain
wildrain
Yesterday

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair

Hi. Thanks for the feedback. We did end up going with Whispair :) Now simply need to make a choice between on-board or external motor. They said we can decide in the next…

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wildrain
Nov 29, 2021 8:38 pm
Livo4Life
Livo4Life
Yesterday

Water leak/stain

Water leak/stain

😅😅 Cheers mate Tbf I was hoping it was going to be a box gutter option (aesthetically more appealing I guess) but maybe it's a silver lining to have it this way…

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Livo4Life
Nov 29, 2021 7:52 pm
Amacy
Amacy
Yesterday

Land development stages

Land development stages

Hi Everyone, I was just after some general information and some feedback based on experience on the general timeframes and stages to go from raw land to registration…

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Amacy
Nov 29, 2021 4:22 pm
jagberg
jagberg
29 November

King Homes

King Homes

Has anyone done a recent price estimate with King? I was basically told prices have shot up 100-200k and I shouldnt waste my time doing a tender with them. Thats really…

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jagberg
Nov 29, 2021 3:23 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
29 November

Crossover/driveway question

Crossover/driveway question

With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and so will the…

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bestspecials
Nov 29, 2021 2:10 pm
bestspecials
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 November

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like…

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Stewie D
Nov 29, 2021 11:03 am
AnjC
AnjC
29 November

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Simon Just to chime in - you can absolutely live in your granny flat - I am doing exactly that as I type! I just negotiated it with my builder. In today’s market…

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AnjC
Nov 29, 2021 11:01 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

Need Help

Need Help

Hi Helen Just text me on 0431 712 792 and we will arrange a time to chat today Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 10:36 am
Ashington Homes
paul_di
paul_di
29 November

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place

Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
1, 2

Hi All, Was stage 2 released yet? It was supposed to be released this March, and then we were told it would happen in Oct. However, my block was not released yet. Was it…

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paul_di
Nov 29, 2021 10:32 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde
1, 2, 3, 4

Yep it was in the contract. The 10.7 certificate mentions it, and I have been doing a bit of work around the area over the last 6 years, so I went in with my eyes open.…

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 8:35 am
Ashington Homes
Mahmoud1989
Mahmoud1989
29 November

Hot Water ECV keeps dripping

Hot Water ECV keeps dripping

Hi, my hot water system (50L Dux Proflo) has an ECV (expansion control valve) that was fitted in 2019, ever since then it drips pretty much after every shower or usage of…

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Mahmoud1989
Nov 29, 2021 12:00 am
Ramga
Ramga
28 November

Eagle Home

Eagle Home

Hi , Has any one built Princess parrot with Eagle home? Are you happy with it ? If you build princess parrot please share your experience ? Anything that I need to know,…

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Ramga
Nov 28, 2021 11:25 pm
Ardo
Ardo
28 November

Construction Waste

Construction Waste

Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.

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Ardo
Nov 28, 2021 9:15 pm
bashworth
bashworth
28 November

Building new

Building new

I like to find the land before I get serious about talking to builders. That doesn't mean you shouldn't visit a few show homes first to get an idea of what you want and…

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bashworth
Nov 28, 2021 7:00 pm
bashworth
RameshN
RameshN
28 November

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW
1, 2

Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ? Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 6:24 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review

Again they are all subcontractors. we build with henley before and happy with them.

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

If possible walk in to a Electra 35 Display, because you should feel what you are going to get. my suggestion is like test drive,you must walk through before commit. If…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley Henley pricing are upfront except site cost. Carlisle is the other choice here in vic I like the emperor and montessa…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
travelbug
travelbug
28 November

Strata reno - non-structural wall

Strata reno - non-structural wall

WOW! That's surprising that a wall removal is minor. One of mine you can pain and hang hooks. That's about it. I've never contacted council for internal reno's.

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travelbug
Nov 28, 2021 11:58 am
RameshN
RameshN
28 November

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
VIC

We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !! …

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 11:50 am
JustAnotherUser
JustAnotherUser
27 November

Shower mix tap too sensitive

Shower mix tap too sensitive

Thanks, will look into it

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JustAnotherUser
Nov 27, 2021 6:44 pm
aussieta
aussieta
27 November

Fencing/ Boundary issue

Fencing/ Boundary issue
NSW

locate the survey pegs and show them to neighbour

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aussieta
Nov 27, 2021 8:55 am
aussieta
ren_ho
ren_ho
26 November

ICF Vs Hebel

ICF Vs Hebel
VIC

I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.

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ren_ho
Nov 26, 2021 8:10 pm
Almudena
Almudena
26 November

Security screens and window cleaning

Security screens and window cleaning

The screen can't be removed at all, it's a bolted security screen. I have the same problem, trying to find a solution for cleaning the glass behind the screen

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Almudena
Nov 26, 2021 4:20 pm

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