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Timber double glazed windows

Timber double glazed windows

Old school huh. These days nobody uses Vic ash due to dimensional stability issues or lack there of. The standard for timber windows is western red cedar. Even though…

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kirashogun
Oct 18, 2018 12:14 am

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 652, 653, 654

Anyone doing a skylight post handover? I know there is a builder mark up but the same brand and size skylight is available at Bunnings for $330, obviously excluding labour…

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M4bath
Oct 17, 2018 11:24 pm

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
1 ... 726, 727, 728

Hi Gibson, It looks great, congratulations. Are you able to advise whether your balustrade for the stairs is standard? If not how much extra was it? What did you choose…

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Bailey86
Oct 17, 2018 11:06 pm

Zero Boundary - Drainage

Zero Boundary - Drainage

It's a wise move to engage an engineer to look at the plans, will the neighbours also make their plans available to your engineer? Re the building surveyor and the…

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SaveH2O
Oct 17, 2018 11:04 pm
SaveH2O

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?

Gas bottle prices - Brisbane. How much do you pay?
ACT

Hey Tajana, I am with Alinta Energy with their standard 28% discount on electricity. Supagas is only for gas bottles and they have provided a price well below Origin even…

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pbwhi0
Oct 17, 2018 10:30 pm
pbwhi0

Edenbrae homes

Edenbrae homes

Am in the process of negotiations with Eden Brae and am wondering how many freebies or extras anyone has been able to negotiate into their package above what they include…

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Littlegem
Oct 17, 2018 9:50 pm

Eden Brae

Eden Brae

Am in the process of negotiations with Eden Brae and am wondering how many freebies or extras anyone has been able to negotiate into their package above what they include…

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Littlegem
Oct 17, 2018 9:47 pm

Who's building with Clarendon??

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

Hi, I prefer Madison. Reasons : 1. Kitchen is at the top right corner. Therefore, its ducted range hood and the smell doesnt goes to the entire room. 2. Bed 1 / Master…

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wentworth33
Oct 17, 2018 9:31 pm

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi Lquill, Would you be able to share Krista's costs for her services? I think it's a great idea to hire an interior designer. Thanks

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Amanda_Ly
Oct 17, 2018 9:28 pm

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast

Miami 31- Brighton Homes- Northern Gold Coast
QLD
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Well, well, well...that's a 'slab' in the face you'd be happy to take any day of the week! Congrats!! :D

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Santo65
Oct 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Santo65

Storm water

Storm water

Just my English heritage calling it glue ! Thanks You appreciate your time in replying

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Tim65
Oct 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Tim65

@ StructuralBIMGuy thanks for the reply. I have attached the contours and details re site inclusions. There is no Geotech report yet as the land does not register until…

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Bailey86
Oct 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Ardo
Ardo
6 h

My experience buying windows in China

My experience buying windows in China

I had a quote to do a house and they only offered a commercial grade window. I couldn’t grasp the installation details, as I am building with a timber clad frame and it…

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Ardo
Oct 17, 2018 7:02 pm

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I guess it depends on your transfer limits... I can transfer significantly more than our final payment at the moment, figure it gives us a bit more leverage... Plus I…

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Drew01
Oct 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Drew01
kks
kks
8 h

Mystique Wollert

Mystique Wollert
VIC
1, 2, 3

Even The Oz is writing about the area, today..... https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy ... 77b2e11ced

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kks
Oct 17, 2018 5:24 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 399, 400, 401

Nope, I've already had it confirmed we'll be on HFC. Most of my old team now work for NBN Co... Plus we're not on the build schedule until 2021

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Drew01
Oct 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Drew01
kbvd
kbvd
8 h

home building in macarthur heights with fall

home building in macarthur heights with fall

Hi.. Did you found any solution for your extra site costs... We had a problem with the pits as well and landcom send me email after 2 months...but have to put them on facebook.

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kbvd
Oct 17, 2018 4:50 pm

Rawson Homes - General Thread

Rawson Homes - General Thread
NSW
1 ... 30, 31, 32

I haven't found much difference in prewire for security alarm system in comparison to the system, so i opted for the alarm system with Rawson. However for security…

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absep19
Oct 17, 2018 3:20 pm
macky
macky
11 h

Experience building with Simonds in Sydney

Experience building with Simonds in Sydney

Are there anyone who has built or is currently building with Simonds in Sydney? Would love to hear about your overall experience. Do you know if they cater for owners…

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macky
Oct 17, 2018 2:39 pm

New Breeze Bardia

New Breeze Bardia
NSW

I got my CDC in 4 days.

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regmiboyer
Oct 17, 2018 2:19 pm

stonefields wollert

stonefields wollert
1, 2

Oh ok see I was told they can cancel and we can also cancel if the permits have still not been approved. Not necessarily reject so to say. Basically if February comes…

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Xpress02
Oct 17, 2018 1:53 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 h

Move in new house before driveway construction

Move in new house before driveway construction

If movers or anyone else will be moving-in household items, then is there any access (main door, alfresco etc) from where the items can be moved into the house WITHOUT…

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IamSAM
Oct 17, 2018 1:24 pm
IamSAM
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Doulton777
Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am
Doulton777

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane
QLD

Looking good. With our current house we go through garage > laundry to get the mower out into the backyard and it works fine. Lucky you realised that now! Hope you end…

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TiredHalo
Oct 17, 2018 11:27 am
TiredHalo
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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2018 9:52 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Many new home Builders & Renovators are choosing to do projects after handover ie DIL8er Add extra Ceiling and lighting features by DIY or DI4Me Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2018 9:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy

16.10.2018. Hopefully not too long now till we have a slab.

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NicolleAW
Oct 17, 2018 9:41 am
Tim65
Tim65
16 h

Waterproof air-conditioning slab

Waterproof air-conditioning slab

I suppose they will say they are protected from weather as mostly covered over , techincally it’s not correct

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Tim65
Oct 17, 2018 9:31 am
Tim65
Forg
Forg
17 h

How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

How to increase ensuite size - Bentleigh 42

OK … so maybe think about how you'd use the space, and if there was extra space how would you use it? For example if you put extra room into the ensuite itself, would…

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Forg
Oct 17, 2018 7:51 am
MrsAJ
MrsAJ
20 h

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes Sunshine Coast

Tomorrow we have our Tile appointment at National Tiles. Hoping everything goes well. Kinda have a rough idea on what we want but we keep changing our minds now and then.…

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MrsAJ
Oct 17, 2018 5:08 am

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)

Building a home with Langdon Builders Ballarat (Horsham)
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

It sure has and my journeys still going hopefully my house will be finished

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kathysangel
Oct 17, 2018 1:35 am
shazaw
shazaw
Yesterday

KDR Sekisui House - St George

KDR Sekisui House - St George
NSW
1 ... 80, 81, 82

It almost three months after we moved in. Hubby has successfully joined all cat6 wires from hub to rooms. Ofcourse it was not a smooth run, electricians have labelled all…

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shazaw
Oct 16, 2018 11:18 pm
shazaw
shazaw
Yesterday

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 47, 48, 49

Wow you already have sheers on, good news that you don't have too many defect list. I haven't list out our defects yet. Very happy for you that you are enjoying your…

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shazaw
Oct 16, 2018 10:06 pm

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Wow...that is an amazing table!!! All the other pics look really good too. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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excited_builders
Oct 16, 2018 9:43 pm
bashworth
bashworth
Yesterday

Water Leakage

Water Leakage

After the 1st year most warranties only cover: Foundation Failure. (Although recent history has shown many builders will try and blame the…

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bashworth
Oct 16, 2018 9:38 pm
bashworth
bumblebee1985
bumblebee1985
Yesterday

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra

Building Sheridan 35 with Clarendon - Illawarra
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Doors, doors, doors...that's the theme of this week! I worked as an apprentice assistant to help get the job done, but 3 days have turned into 4 so luckily my parents have…

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bumblebee1985
Oct 16, 2018 9:05 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
Yesterday

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
1 ... 858, 859, 860

We had a few items to be sorted post handover. They write them down on a handover from. PD were very responsive post handover see more About the hoffman – Building the…

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brucefil2011
Oct 16, 2018 8:16 pm
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blackcat20
Oct 16, 2018 8:09 pm
blackcat20

We went with a Taubmans colour called winter ice, it’s a nice off white that doesn’t seem to throw other colours.. Probably not the best photo but in good light…

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Gerro
Oct 16, 2018 7:46 pm
Tajana
Tajana
Yesterday

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands

Ausbuild - Newbury 39 - Altitude Thornlands
1, 2, 3, 4

Paul good luck to you , I would just turn the gas off when others shower hahahah You have 2 more weeks to go don’t you ? I am actually pretty happy , few things along…

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Tajana
Oct 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Tajana
Melos
Melos
Yesterday

What would you look for in a backyard?

What would you look for in a backyard?
NSW

Mrsjm are you planning to sell in the near future? If so I would go with minimal landscaping but adding a few feature items (fire pit) or bbq but not spend heaps on full…

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Melos
Oct 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Andree
Andree
Yesterday

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Double brick - Internal wall finish

Some builders in Perth are still using cement render with a plaster finish which is what i'm familiar with and and some are using a 12mm gyprock board. any pros and cons…

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Andree
Oct 16, 2018 6:32 pm
tina v
tina v
Yesterday

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA

Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
SA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Is that your neighbour? If so you can contact fairland and they will give you the details

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tina v
Oct 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Manj
Manj
Yesterday

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East

Building Arden homes Votivo 37 in South East
VIC
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Ok had our inspection today and we are happy that most issues r resolved - I would put it all apart from the render - So a meeting is to be set up on Monday with a…

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Manj
Oct 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Manj

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