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Comment on Price Estimate

Comment on Price Estimate

Hey Simis2626 First its $500 deposit, then $5k to the next stage and finally $50K contract stage ( 5% of the LS million contract ) at which point there's generally no…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 04, 2021 9:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Building house in stages?

Building house in stages?

It would be difficult for builders to agree to build in stages with big breaks with volume builders who run to their own schedule. If u want to build with 2-4 months break…

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Joker
Dec 04, 2021 8:35 pm

I thought as well but the close up photo shows wood savings. Wonder if it's board with shavings glued on?

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Odinivy2019
Dec 04, 2021 7:16 pm

Building on a slope

Building on a slope

Hi all. I've just had my first look at our part way built house (frame up and no roof). We're on a steep slope facing out to Bruny Island so plus is the views from the…

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Tasseachange
Dec 04, 2021 3:14 pm
keyman
keyman
10 h

Poorly plumbed rainwater tank

Poorly plumbed rainwater tank

Thanks heaps for your reply! I've read your reply a few times and if I'm understanding it correctly, I should be ok making the following…

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keyman
Dec 04, 2021 2:58 pm
Tex088
Tex088
10 h

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood
1, 2

Pre construction starts when the contract is signed. We signed the tender (deposit) 20th March and contract 20th May

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Tex088
Dec 04, 2021 2:53 pm

Water pipes to close to electrical?

Water pipes to close to electrical?

The above ground separation requirement is 25mm.

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SaveH2O
Dec 04, 2021 1:21 pm
SaveH2O
teto10
teto10
12 h

CCTV through builder or leave it until handover?

CCTV through builder or leave it until handover?

I agree, I recommend IPC-HDW3641TMP-AS as it has starlight technology which means if there's enough ambient light at night the camera will automatically switch over to colour

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teto10
Dec 04, 2021 1:14 pm
teto10
teto10
12 h

Recommend security cameras + supporting system

Recommend security cameras + supporting system

I get it the software to run this system must be OS X or IOS based, with a preference for the former, it is simple for me

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teto10
Dec 04, 2021 1:13 pm
teto10
teto10
12 h

Bosch Alarm 3000 Mobile phone alert

Bosch Alarm 3000 Mobile phone alert

The problem is, whenever I arm the alarm, I start getting phone call from the alarm as soon as it's finished arming and it keeps calling my phone whenever I decline the…

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teto10
Dec 04, 2021 1:11 pm

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

paul_di Do If I understand correctly you are waiting for the land to be registered under your name, is that right? I hope it will happen soon and make your Christmas a…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 04, 2021 12:03 pm

Stallion Projects, Casagrande, BuildQ Reviews

Stallion Projects, Casagrande, BuildQ Reviews
NSW

Hi All, We have shortlisted three custom builders and would like to know whether anyone has any experience building with them. I would like to know whether anyone has…

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paul_di
Dec 04, 2021 11:34 am
Althom
Althom
14 h

Stolen Water Meter

Stolen Water Meter
WA

Of zero use for water meters though

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Althom
Dec 04, 2021 10:27 am
Althom
babird
babird
16 h

Building with Tempo Living

Building with Tempo Living

Anyone have experience building with them? Looking for any feedback, good or bad. Thanks.

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babird
Dec 04, 2021 8:42 am

Retaining wall to start on Monday Lessgo

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CD12JD
Dec 04, 2021 8:09 am
CD12JD

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 812, 813, 814

Contracts signed and 5% deposit paid :D

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diepiggy
Dec 04, 2021 7:03 am
boris594
boris594
Yesterday

Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

Join the club. It's simply the height at that point as determined by projecting between the nearest levels shown on the site plan. Adjusting the roof pitch, if you can,…

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boris594
Dec 04, 2021 12:21 am
RameshN
RameshN
Yesterday

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2, 3

We went with their downlights, and got batten holders in the rooms we wish to add other pendants (or a…

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RameshN
Dec 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
Yesterday

7 Months, No Brickie!

7 Months, No Brickie!

It's all too common right now in WA, most especially if you're with a BGC company, soon enough they'll probably issue you a price increase as well if you're extra lucky!

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Echo2k3
Dec 03, 2021 8:16 pm
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takbd
Dec 03, 2021 7:52 pm
stanks
stanks
Yesterday

Vegetation Scrape?

Vegetation Scrape?

So, a couple of weeks ago, our builder noted that our vacant lot had some long grass that needed to be 'cut back' and some rocks removed. I thought this was fair enough,…

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stanks
Dec 03, 2021 7:29 pm
Tess11
Tess11
Yesterday

Simonds Gallery prices

Simonds Gallery prices
QLD

Hey all! Hoping to start our home building journey soon! We have a bit of a tight budget and have found Simonds is fitting our budget and needs the most. I have factored…

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Tess11
Dec 03, 2021 6:10 pm
dharmesh
dharmesh
Yesterday

DIY dinning table ends up wobbly

DIY dinning table ends up wobbly

Yes I see looks good. Now need to paint it black so looks more like part of legs.

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dharmesh
Dec 03, 2021 5:54 pm
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Crystal12
Dec 03, 2021 3:54 pm
Hoffy05
Hoffy05
Yesterday

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?
VIC

might be worth looking at Kingsbridge Homes, they provide more flexibility then the bigger volume builders and at a very affordable price.

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Hoffy05
Dec 03, 2021 3:33 pm

Menangle Park

Menangle Park
NSW

In your council specifications it needs to be a H2 slab or better due to mine subsidence. There are two private FB groups where you can find a whole lot more info…

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dazedandconfused
Dec 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Kippers01
Kippers01
3 December

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

Why won't they allow you to accompany the inspector? What's to hide?

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Kippers01
Dec 03, 2021 12:51 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
3 December

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

UPDATE! So our builder entered our house into the Master Builders Association NSW Excellence in Housing Awards 2021, and we won our category! Very exciting, and also…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 03, 2021 12:26 pm
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
3 December

Floor plan thoughts

Floor plan thoughts

We have a similar layout in a 5x12 space, and there is a fair bit of room between each area. On top of that our modular L shaped sofa is pretty large, and we have an 8…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 03, 2021 11:59 am

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Sparkyf
Dec 03, 2021 11:54 am
Sparkyf
RameshN
RameshN
3 December

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Look up my build thread, for some ideas.. pls don't hesitate to DM for any questions. Good Luck !!

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RameshN
Dec 03, 2021 10:52 am

Problems with Masterton Homes

Problems with Masterton Homes

Hey Tranng126 Welcome to the forum Poor KennyC is also copping it -> here It might be wise to start preparing your building contract exit strategy, start thinking about…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 02, 2021 9:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
bashworth
bashworth
2 December

Robust towel rails?

Robust towel rails?

We use grab/handrails in our bathroom for towel rails, which are availble in lenths of up to 1m. Very robust! This link will show you some examples:

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bashworth
Dec 02, 2021 9:45 pm
bashworth
RameshN
RameshN
2 December

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

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

I have used the guide to consider few options.. in fact I even downloaded the VIC guide to explore few variations.. Looks like we are at the same stage !! Good Luck

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RameshN
Dec 02, 2021 8:47 pm
strannik
strannik
2 December

Bathroom floor much higher than main floor

Bathroom floor much higher than main floor

Can't they just shave off part of that to make a smooth transition? We also have a level difference between bathroom floors and the adjacent area, but the way they managed…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:24 pm
strannik
strannik
2 December

Lot Street address wrong on the title

Lot Street address wrong on the title
WA

Is it 'wrong' or not as you expected it to be? Are the covenants set by council or someone else? Your 'main entry' doesn't always have to be a driveway. It can be just a…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:14 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
2 December

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Does anyone know a few prefab manufacturers in Melbourne? Looking for quotations of timber materials (wall frames, floor joists, roof trusses) to frame the house. Thanks LT

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tranlan257
Dec 02, 2021 4:11 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
2 December

How long can timber framing be exposed to weather?

How long can timber framing be exposed to weather?

Found this article from HIA which may be relevant. In general, there are a few factors that would affect the level of degradation to timber frames (Time of exposure, The…

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tranlan257
Dec 02, 2021 4:06 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
2 December

Building price increases

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

StructuralBIMGuy you must be living under a rock to say society trusts Enginners it would be the same as saying I'm going to get lucky with Angelina Jolie! Look at the…

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Doozer1905
Dec 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Noname
Noname
2 December

Estate developer enforcing Landscaping guidelines

Estate developer enforcing Landscaping guidelines

estate design requirements aren't different for owner occ or investment. They're trying to achieve a unified look. Install some automatic reticulation so that tenants…

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Noname
Dec 02, 2021 1:14 pm

Re-level or restump?

Re-level or restump?

Hey homebase Welcome to the forum Where did you find these restumpers on "Mushroom repair review"? or a google ad for "We sell DIY stumps" You have every right to be…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 02, 2021 10:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Crystal12
Crystal12
2 December

GJ Gardner or Metricon

GJ Gardner or Metricon

Hi Which one did you choose? How is your experience? Thanks

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Crystal12
Dec 02, 2021 1:59 am
oklouise
oklouise
1 December

Need help with Staircase location

Need help with Staircase location
1, 2

most of the upstairs living areas is for walkways between the stairs, bedrooms and bathrooms so attempting to make the kids bedrooms bigger by changing the upstairs…

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oklouise
Dec 01, 2021 9:14 pm
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
1 December

Strata reno - non-structural wall

Strata reno - non-structural wall

Bobby As Stewie says it really comes down to your body corporate rules. We just did a full reno on an apartment in lane cove ( including removing a structural wall) and…

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Ashington Homes
Dec 01, 2021 7:25 pm
Ashington Homes
FHB_NSW
FHB_NSW
1 December

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

Hi All, New here and posted the same post earlier and posting again with the hope of getting some valuable advise from the experts. Hi All, New in the group and…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 01, 2021 3:46 pm
Briyan
Briyan
1 December

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

I am in Melton 3337 Appologies did not know that it differs from each council. Thought its a same in Australia Regards Bryan

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Briyan
Dec 01, 2021 3:11 pm
groundzero
groundzero
1 December

Water ingress through brick wall into garage

Water ingress through brick wall into garage

It's a process of elimination so one of the other possibilities is underground stormwater break which would possible flood during rainfall also check your downpipes…

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groundzero
Dec 01, 2021 2:28 pm

House Extension 2 stage Roofing question

House Extension 2 stage Roofing question

Hey Nicolette.rae Welcome to the forum I would say your designer has done the bare min. for Development Application (DA) approvals without fully understanding the overall…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 01, 2021 11:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 December

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

You should have posted this question in the Interiors section ... viewforum.php?f=6 to get more replies. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 01, 2021 11:01 am

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