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hsp
hsp
5 June 2006

Is 2 years a long time to wait for our new house?

Is 2 years a long time to wait for our new house?

in most contracts there are penalty clauses regarding to slow or late finish date. There is a per day penalty fro the late finish. check your contract has this!! in…

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hsp
Jun 05, 2006 11:56 pm
hsp
hsp
5 June 2006

Advice on good building companies in WA

Advice on good building companies in WA

hello mate webb brown have always had a good rep i havent heard anything negative from them. it may also be worth checking out craig sheilds homes in…

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hsp
Jun 06, 2006 12:05 am
mek
mek
10 June 2006

Meletis and C&J Designer Homes

Meletis and C&J Designer Homes

Thanks Alto. Our house would be based on The Fairhaven (http://www.cjdh.com.au/), altered to suit our narrow block. Whilst a bit more expensive than Metricon, Simonds,…

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mek
Jun 10, 2006 2:34 pm
mek
ozken
ozken
13 June 2006

Major vs small builders

Major vs small builders

And by all means, make sure it does include "all" that you want, because it's the "extras", that throw a spanner in the works. Pick it and stick to it.... 8) 8) 8) If…

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ozken
Jun 14, 2006 12:14 am
builda
builda
17 June 2006

basement is cold in the summer and warm on the upper level .

basement is cold in the summer and warm on the upper level .

Mate, most of us are in temperate climate Australia and 1 in 1000 would even have a basement! You may struggle on this forum to get some decent feedback....would if we could!

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builda
Jun 17, 2006 9:20 pm
builda
WithoutAClue
WithoutAClue
17 June 2006

Please share your experience building a Kit Home

Please share your experience building a Kit Home

Hello there, First I feel so welcome in this forum by virtue of all confusions caused by building a Kit Home; from the attitudes of some suppliers I've spoken to so far…

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WithoutAClue
Jun 17, 2006 11:30 pm
builda
builda
21 June 2006

Average construction cost

Average construction cost

Agreed Tub67, per m2 pricing is totally flawed unless you are building cookie cutter display homes on flat blocks with all the services. The only way that anyone can use…

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builda
Jun 21, 2006 9:25 am
builda
builda
builda
24 June 2006

Building Cost Estimator???

Building Cost Estimator???

Simple formula is just double the material cost for the labour. Not perfect but will be close enough. Even if you vary each trade by between 40% to 60% labour you will…

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builda
Jun 24, 2006 2:42 pm
builda
reb5682
reb5682
3 July 2006

New Renovation Website

New Renovation Website

At this years RACV Home Show there is a stand for a new renovation service offered by Yellow Pages. Its: www.homeatyellow.com.au In the US there is a great site called…

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reb5682
Jul 03, 2006 5:11 am
Plaster Brokers
Plaster Brokers
4 July 2006

Tips for plaster removal?

Tips for plaster removal?

You got a bad job there. Use a spade to get it off and a square mouth shovel to pick it up into a wheel barrow. You cant do better than that. We have some tips on…

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Plaster Brokers
Jul 04, 2006 3:30 pm
builda
builda
30 July 2006

home building cost to lock up stage- Perth

home building cost to lock up stage- Perth

Unfortunately it really is one of those open ended questions and depending on the house and what classifies 'lock up' then it could easily be 25% - 50%. That is, is…

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builda
Jul 30, 2006 11:44 pm
builda
builda
builda
3 August 2006

What wall sheeting is that?

What wall sheeting is that?

Yes, very popular and I think the post war period there was a shortage of other materials so it was almost a case of 'anything goes'. The asbestos is quite safe while…

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builda
Aug 03, 2006 1:05 am
builda
micky
micky
3 August 2006

rendering over paint

rendering over paint

also note if its an older house check its not lead based paint. dodgy builder got me to grind back paint on old house as gullible apprentice about 10 or so years ago and…

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micky
Aug 03, 2006 10:14 pm
farnarkle
farnarkle
8 August 2006

DIY - Shoji screens

DIY - Shoji screens

Thks Bradek - will check them out

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farnarkle
Aug 08, 2006 5:46 pm
jimm¥
jimm¥
10 August 2006

new garage...

new garage...

Depends how much you've got! You can spend $10,000 on a repair or spend $100,000.00 on a double garage with ensuite and loft. Pick your budget first and…

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jimm¥
Aug 10, 2006 5:56 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 August 2006

Primeline Hardiplank weather vs wood weatherboards

Primeline Hardiplank weather vs wood weatherboards

Weathertex plus R1.5 sarking is about R1.7. I'm not sure about fibre-cement but I imagine it to be about the same. A 300mm cover x 3660mm Weathertex board weighs approx.…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 11, 2006 10:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 August 2006

Damaged Floor Boards

Damaged Floor Boards

There is not too much you can do to the floor short of a sand and refinish. At most you can mop on a floor polish/wax to freshen it up in the short term for sale. Are…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 12, 2006 10:32 pm
Dukekamaya
Dobly
Dobly
16 August 2006

Building with AAC

Building with AAC

Sorry Dobly, but yes it can be that hard and that is why some of us have made it our profession. builda It was a rethorical question... :)

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Dobly
Aug 16, 2006 12:25 pm
Frieda
Frieda
19 August 2006

Looking for a someone to build a kit home

Looking for a someone to build a kit home

Oh my WORD! I thought the answer to our Granny Flat issue was solved when I looked at a kit home idea Is it REALLY all that bad? Does anyone have any postive…

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Frieda
Aug 19, 2006 1:13 am
builda
builda
19 August 2006

To Spec or not to Spec..

To Spec or not to Spec..

I would ask the local builder to build to the same level of a Spec home. But to my design. Very expensive option when compared to a…

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builda
Aug 19, 2006 1:21 am
builda
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 August 2006

Build up or Down?? Confused

Build up or Down?? Confused

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just build a new one? It would probably add more to resae value too. Just a thought.

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3timesbuilda
Aug 23, 2006 2:52 pm
3timesbuilda
builda
builda
24 August 2006

cutting brick walls ..

cutting brick walls ..

Internal walls or external walls? How much brickwork is remaining above the cut openings? Yes you will need lintels but depending on the loads will determine if you…

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builda
Aug 24, 2006 8:58 am
builda
builda
builda
24 August 2006

piers issue

piers issue

You should be able to prop the floor next to the pier or either side of it (give yourself some room to work) and then remove the pier and relay it. Is there a concrete…

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builda
Aug 24, 2006 9:00 am
builda
builda
builda
25 August 2006

EXTENDING A DECK

EXTENDING A DECK

A deck like that should NOT need a permit. It is under 1m off groundI think that rule is universal around Australia (maybe…

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builda
Aug 25, 2006 3:48 pm
builda
builda
builda
25 August 2006

Kit Home in low lands, stumps or slab?

Kit Home in low lands, stumps or slab?

The area I want to build on is low approximately 600ml below datum.Is the whole block low, like in a bowl or do you have adequate drainage…

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builda
Aug 25, 2006 3:50 pm
builda
Quintets
Quintets
1 September 2006

Advice and Opinion Required

Advice and Opinion Required

I haven't purchased anything from these guys, but I do own three original paintings. Two were purchased on the streets in Rome and are the most amazing watercolours of…

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Quintets
Sep 01, 2006 3:49 am
builda
builda
1 September 2006

New Home Inspection

New Home Inspection

That is the one - sorry about the phone number! They can do inspections and reports and are qualified to do so, as opposed to some of the self confessed 'experts' that…

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builda
Sep 01, 2006 8:36 am
builda
builda
builda
1 September 2006

Good building consultant or solicitor for tribunal case?

Good building consultant or solicitor for tribunal case?

Copied from another similar post made a couple of months ago: From what I know Jerry Tyrell is one of the most professional about and knows exactly all the issues.…

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builda
Sep 01, 2006 8:57 am
builda
EGGENZ
EGGENZ
2 September 2006

A Short term option for floor boards and UGLY carpet.

A Short term option for floor boards and UGLY carpet.

hey there are many ways to get around this 1. paint the floor in their standard state no sanding (if clean) using a product like wattyl solagard or dulux x10.... this…

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EGGENZ
Sep 02, 2006 10:25 pm
EGGENZ
BuilderCheck
BuilderCheck
5 September 2006

RL HOMES

RL HOMES

Hi Our service can provide you with an in-depth commercial background check regarding any Builder you might be considering. Reports cover all Builders previous and…

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BuilderCheck
Sep 05, 2006 5:07 pm
builda
builda
7 September 2006

Help with construction of wall....

Help with construction of wall....

The biggest problem with these walls that are not connected to the ceiling is the lateral stiffness. That is, when you push against the top of it then you want to prevent…

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builda
Sep 07, 2006 1:56 pm
builda
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
11 September 2006

Cost of Slab and DRIVEWAY

Cost of Slab and DRIVEWAY

Hanibal, Not all slabs are created equal! It will depend on how thick the slab is, type of reinforcement used, depth/width of footings, use of cantilevered footings,…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 11, 2006 11:59 am
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
12 September 2006

Cost guides for renovations - HELP!!

Cost guides for renovations - HELP!!

Sounds about right to me mate, possibly $2k/m2 is a bit on the high side, it sounds like quite basic construction. The thing that may push up the price is your stumping -…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 12, 2006 12:02 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
15 September 2006

Dealing with Council

Dealing with Council

The problem I have is that I have seen all too often that the big boys, developers and rich folk will get through whatever they want anyway as they have the financial…

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3timesbuilda
Sep 15, 2006 2:28 pm
3timesbuilda
lukedwalters
lukedwalters
16 September 2006

Attaching an existing external building

Attaching an existing external building

Hi Burned, What do you mean by consumer risks exactly? If the builder does a dodgy job then we can't do much about it? Cheers, Luke

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lukedwalters
Sep 16, 2006 11:25 pm
lukedwalters
lukedwalters
lukedwalters
19 September 2006

New Home Owner Experience - not good

New Home Owner Experience - not good
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Interesting thread, thanks for digging it up burned. I'd like to address a couple of things that you posted, however. Consumers do not know what they…

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lukedwalters
Sep 19, 2006 9:39 am
lukedwalters
Adrian B
Adrian B
19 September 2006

100% Finance-has anyone gone down this path? Willing 2 share

100% Finance-has anyone gone down this path? Willing 2 share

How do they get away with it, people answer the question regardng finance before they ask the price of the house........ Same with Free rent whilst you save your…

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Adrian B
Sep 19, 2006 5:43 pm
Adrian B
ausdesign
ausdesign
21 September 2006

Windows overlooking issues

Windows overlooking issues

The overlooking clause of the Building Reg's has around 10 sections, but basically if your proposed window is within 9 meters of a window or a 'private open space'…

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ausdesign
Sep 21, 2006 6:18 pm
ausdesign
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
25 September 2006

Need advice on re-stump

Need advice on re-stump

Get another building inspection done, by a LICENSED building inspector. Note that this is different to a licensed builder. Ask at your local strata management Company…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 25, 2006 9:50 am
Michelle
Michelle
26 September 2006

HIgh Gloss Timber Laminate

HIgh Gloss Timber Laminate

I had a look at the site; I love the words in brackets below… “scratch and wear resistance” Be weary of the words “resistance”. Heres how it goes with…

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Michelle
Sep 26, 2006 2:41 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
26 September 2006

Top tips for reducing building/land costs

Top tips for reducing building/land costs

I agree, its funny how people will take advise from the man next door, uncle Joe, Aunty Mary and any one else they bump into in the super market, but won’t seek…

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Michelle
Sep 26, 2006 8:26 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
26 September 2006

New Game?

New Game?

Hi Burned, I understand, homeone probably does not won’t this drawn out to be something big. And I’m really sorry I brought it up now! I wish I missed it! But…

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Michelle
Sep 26, 2006 10:59 pm
Michelle
builda
builda
27 September 2006

Home Owners Warranty

Home Owners Warranty
1, 2

Burned, there is a media conference today that the public are welcome to attend. It will be hosted by a building owner whose family and extended family have been severly…

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builda
Sep 27, 2006 8:23 am
builda
nc6000
nc6000
1 October 2006

Clarendon Homes - feedback please

Clarendon Homes - feedback please

Thanks for sharing your experience nc6000. I hope your next stage with them will go smoother. Please keep us posted. It is a real pity to see…

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nc6000
Oct 01, 2006 1:35 pm
Michelle
Michelle
4 October 2006

Question of paint coats

Question of paint coats

Go to the hardware and tell them you need a sealer for new plaster work. Check with them, a sealer might be all you need, then you can do your top coats? I find it…

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Michelle
Oct 04, 2006 5:57 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
5 October 2006

inquiry about building company

inquiry about building company

Budwah....only kidding! The forum has been quiet lately, good see conversation happening. 8)

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Michelle
Oct 05, 2006 9:43 am
Michelle
lsparks
lsparks
6 October 2006

Quote Advice

Quote Advice

hi there, we live in sydney and in the process of doing renovations to our timber federation weatherboard house. we are having the front refigured into 3 separte…

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lsparks
Oct 06, 2006 12:31 pm
Michelle
Michelle
6 October 2006

What type of tiles to use?

What type of tiles to use?

Have you thought about using the Karndean Vinyl tiles? They are very strong; you could look at the commercial grade tile in this range, this way there is no grout issue…

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Michelle
Oct 06, 2006 6:06 pm
Michelle


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