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Johnson
Johnson
6 January 2012

Slate roof: fireproof to BAL40?

Slate roof: fireproof to BAL40?
TAS

While it seems common sense to think a slate roof would be BAL40 compliant, my surveyor seems unsure as it's not in the regulations. Does anyone have any info on slate…

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Johnson
Jan 06, 2012 6:15 pm
Johnson

I saw that.....poo on the handle but didnt want to say, seeing I already bagged out the house! …

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kiwi
Jan 06, 2012 7:28 pm
kiwi
Eiffel
Eiffel
6 January 2012

We are desperate and need help!!

We are desperate and need help!!
NSW
1, 2

Hi Loretta, it must be so frustrating to be sooooo close. Here's to a Happy new year in your new home. . .sometime soon ::kiss:: Loretta :)

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Eiffel
Jan 06, 2012 8:12 pm
Eiffel
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Jaans
Jan 06, 2012 11:30 pm
Trewman
Trewman
7 January 2012

building in Botanic Ridge - handover booked 4/11!!!

building in Botanic Ridge - handover booked 4/11!!!
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

What are your bricks called? They look similar to what we have ordered for our place!

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Trewman
Jan 07, 2012 1:22 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
7 January 2012

Water tanks placement

Water tanks placement

Hi Fekish We had to think this one through as our developer requires us to have one installed. As we have next to no room down the side of our house (1 metre) and we…

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dazandstace
Jan 07, 2012 11:03 pm
dazandstace
springtime
springtime
8 January 2012

Demolition of 50 year brick veneer house in Epping, NSW

Demolition of 50 year brick veneer house in Epping, NSW
NSW

Hi , As edscl said, look up "house removal contractors " on the net. Maybe give this site a try: drakehomes.com.au I too live in Sydney, but were in too much of a hurry…

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springtime
Jan 08, 2012 10:29 am
jasmin3
jasmin3
8 January 2012

Super fast build and Thank you to 'forumers'

Super fast build and Thank you to 'forumers'
WA

Looks great and what a fast build? Just a guess - but I recognise some of the fittings - did you build with Celebration Homes? If so - really…

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jasmin3
Jan 08, 2012 8:13 pm
MissyP
MissyP
9 January 2012

Demolition

Demolition
QLD

Hey, I didn't mind the old place!

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MissyP
Jan 09, 2012 2:39 am
MissyP
Muppardo
Muppardo
9 January 2012

Soil Classification

Soil Classification
NSW

Exzy Coral wouldnt do my driveway as i was on a H class block, but in saying that Eden Brae would. Wouldnt let it worry you too much, my mate is a concreter and i was…

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Muppardo
Jan 09, 2012 10:56 am
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becca84
Jan 09, 2012 4:30 pm
dvestate
dvestate
9 January 2012

Prestart Query

Prestart Query
WA

Just get as much stuff included that you know you want in the first tender as part of the base price :)

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dvestate
Jan 09, 2012 8:35 pm
sarbear
sarbear
9 January 2012

Please help us with Brick colours

Please help us with Brick colours
NSW

Have you contacted your nearest PGH Sales office and asked for list of houses and addresses that have used your chosen brick? They might be your best option.

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sarbear
Jan 09, 2012 8:50 pm
Escape2country
Escape2country
9 January 2012

Mcdonald Jones homes Bronte

Mcdonald Jones homes Bronte
NSW

Hi Antho, The Bronte is an awesome house they have just finished building one in our estate out at Pitt Town. It may be best if you post your…

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Escape2country
Jan 09, 2012 9:42 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
10 January 2012

Structural warranty - does longer terms mean higher quality?

Structural warranty - does longer terms mean higher quality?
WA

You will also find that the extended warranty period offered by the builder is only useful while the builder is still in business. Personally I would be paying for…

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buildingwest
Jan 10, 2012 9:55 am
lasttimehopefully
lasttimehopefully
10 January 2012

Building in Botanic Ridge - We are in!!!!!

Building in Botanic Ridge - We are in!!!!!
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

looking fantastic. You must be so pleased.

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lasttimehopefully
Jan 10, 2012 10:21 am
damparker
damparker
10 January 2012

Warner Lakes builder

Warner Lakes builder
QLD

Hi all, Newbie here. Just put down deposit on block of land at Warner Lakes. Exciting time for us. Its been 25 years since we had a new home. I now need to look at a…

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damparker
Jan 10, 2012 11:53 am
donR
donR
10 January 2012

Building with Rawson

Building with Rawson

PM sent regarding our experience. I have been told that they have some very good site supervisors so when it comes time for building their finished product can be very…

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donR
Jan 10, 2012 1:10 pm
ddls
ddls
10 January 2012

Burbank Generation 26

Burbank Generation 26

Hey, Im actually at lockup with my generation 26 at the moment, it ended up costing me about 215k once done with all upgrades. I went for the alfresco option rather than…

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ddls
Jan 10, 2012 1:30 pm
snshami
snshami
10 January 2012

A great experience building with Minniti Properties

A great experience building with Minniti Properties

People so often spend time complaining when something goes wrong but not as often praising someone when things go well. I thought I would help redress the balance in a…

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snshami
Jan 10, 2012 1:33 pm
softnow
softnow
10 January 2012

Building with Eagle Homes

Building with Eagle Homes
NSW

Something else to look out for: If the sales rep doesn't seem to know much about the houses or the cost of extras, if he/she is vague about what can be done. Walk out the…

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softnow
Jan 10, 2012 4:06 pm
softnow
dazandstace
dazandstace
10 January 2012

BUILDING WITH BURBANK

BUILDING WITH BURBANK
VIC

I would recommend to allow about $30,000 above the base price for extras. Saying this you coud do it cheaper, but you coud also do it for more ::hyst:: Depends on your…

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dazandstace
Jan 10, 2012 8:03 pm
dazandstace
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
10 January 2012

Walk in Robe Fit out

Walk in Robe Fit out

We have been in our house for about 6mths now and ready to make some changes. First on the agenda is to fit out the walk in robe to have more hanging space and built in…

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Lunchtime
Jan 10, 2012 10:26 pm
ND88
ND88
10 January 2012

Building in Laurence Ave, Airport West

Building in Laurence Ave, Airport West
VIC

Hi I am looking at purchasing the block for sale on laurence av. I am little worried about building a home that is going to extend beyond my budget when it comes to…

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ND88
Jan 10, 2012 10:35 pm
MrsChatz
MrsChatz
10 January 2012

First Home Owners. So confused!!!!!

First Home Owners. So confused!!!!!
VIC

To answer the "how long" - Henley started on site in June last year and we had handover on 26 October. Once they got going it roared along. What plan are you thinking…

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MrsChatz
Jan 10, 2012 11:01 pm
CC101
CC101
11 January 2012

Redink - Formica Upgrade

Redink - Formica Upgrade
WA

don't know the cost - but i am sure it is extra. Extra cost will depend on how much cupboards etc u have. ask your prestart consultant to do costing for u.

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CC101
Jan 11, 2012 7:07 pm
suzieg
suzieg
11 January 2012

Article about NAtional Builders Group: The Age

Article about NAtional Builders Group: The Age
VIC

I was told today that Mega Homes have bought them

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suzieg
Jan 11, 2012 7:47 pm
kenthurst@blackthorn
kenthurst@blackthorn
12 January 2012

Walkthrough and Final Payment

Walkthrough and Final Payment
NSW

Thanks Annette and Bashworth for the info. We def plan on holding onto the payment until we get the keys know and we will let them know this prior so ipefully they can fix…

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kenthurst@blackthorn
Jan 12, 2012 2:50 pm
Team PD
Team PD
12 January 2012

Henley vs Porter Davis

Henley vs Porter Davis
VIC

So we've got our block and initially we were going to build with porter davis. after they were no help at the display homes and the henley team…

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Team PD
Jan 12, 2012 3:01 pm
Team PD
kerynk
kerynk
12 January 2012

Building Carslile Bellmore Escape

Building Carslile Bellmore Escape
VIC

We are at slab stage and just about to start frame early next week for our Bellmore Escape. We have an extended Alfresco and 3 mtr extension to garage. Happy with the…

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kerynk
Jan 12, 2012 8:50 pm
tracey em
tracey em
12 January 2012

Flood zone / AHD levels/ it looks weird

Flood zone / AHD levels/ it looks weird
VIC

Thanks. Called the site supervisor who went to have a look. Found out they built up to FINISHED floor level. How lucky that I questioned it. They are going to fix it…

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tracey em
Jan 12, 2012 9:56 pm
nickahs
nickahs
13 January 2012

Building Blog-Hawkstowe-Simonds Coventry-Lockup Complete

Building Blog-Hawkstowe-Simonds Coventry-Lockup Complete
VIC
1, 2

Hi! Just a few doors down from you, we start building in January. Your house is looking great, love where the alfresco faces. We can't wait…

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nickahs
Jan 13, 2012 9:49 am
squirrel81
squirrel81
13 January 2012

casiana grove, cranbourne

casiana grove, cranbourne
VIC

Hi there, We're building in Stage 6 as well. Lemon Grove. Should hopefully be starting in a coupe of weeks. Things seem to be moving fast for everyone.

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squirrel81
Jan 13, 2012 1:06 pm
Pauankim
Pauankim
13 January 2012

Is this acceptable?

Is this acceptable?
VIC

hhmmmm wonder if the termite protection was extend along with the extra bit of slab? Wouldnt be impressed at all if it was my property :(

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Pauankim
Jan 13, 2012 4:12 pm
mimi23
mimi23
13 January 2012

H class slab costs

H class slab costs
VIC

Hi dedecambla, We are building a 45 square double story home with PD and were charged $8023 in site costs for a H class slab including extending the garage by 1.2m. mimi

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mimi23
Jan 13, 2012 6:16 pm
mimi23
AnnP
AnnP
14 January 2012

HIDDEN WATERS

HIDDEN WATERS
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Yes, all has gone quiet! Our neighbours, the lovely Trish, are in next door. And have probably caught us a couple of times trying to break in to our house hehehe. We…

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AnnP
Jan 14, 2012 9:10 am
kexkez
kexkez
15 January 2012

What exactly constitutes one house?

What exactly constitutes one house?
TAS

another reason why a shared laundry is a better idea is resale value. it will be a difficult sell anyway. I most cases these kinds of houses are built for…

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kexkez
Jan 15, 2012 3:55 pm
kexkez
DestinationTranmere
DestinationTranmere
15 January 2012

New home in the hills! (TAS)

New home in the hills! (TAS)
TAS
1, 2, 3, 4

You can make the living longer pretty easily

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DestinationTranmere
Jan 15, 2012 5:32 pm
caz_770
caz_770
15 January 2012

When to get house insurance?

When to get house insurance?
VIC

Yep, at handover. If you have construction finance, some financiers won't make the final progress payment until you provide them with evidence that you have the place…

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caz_770
Jan 15, 2012 6:35 pm
caz_770
kreekerau
kreekerau
15 January 2012

House and land packages in Carrum downs

House and land packages in Carrum downs
VIC

Hi all, finally found a question where I couldn't find the answer on this fantastic forum. I've been browsing it for months and have found it a great resource! I'm…

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kreekerau
Jan 15, 2012 8:09 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
15 January 2012

Buying Land - What checks do I need to do?

Buying Land - What checks do I need to do?
NSW

Check my answer in this thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=53515&p=819787#p819787

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zeitgeber
Jan 15, 2012 8:21 pm
zeitgeber
markymeh
markymeh
15 January 2012

Any recommendations of landscapers for timber decking?

Any recommendations of landscapers for timber decking?
VIC

Give Evolve Outdoors a call, they did a friends place and it looks amazing. We are building and will use them for sure. Website is something like timetogetdirty.com.au.…

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markymeh
Jan 15, 2012 11:28 pm
applesplats
applesplats
16 January 2012

anyone recommend good draughtsman from gold coast

anyone recommend good draughtsman from gold coast
QLD

hey hey, looking to build here in palm beach, gold coast. just wondering if anyone can recommend a good draughtsman/person? Have drawn up our own floor plans and…

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applesplats
Jan 16, 2012 9:50 am
bigboyberger
bigboyberger
16 January 2012

75mm frame- Is it good enough?

75mm frame- Is it good enough?
NSW

strange thing is, timber yards charge the same price for 70mm and 90mm pine. and the wholesale price is the same. not sure why they would spec down pine.. no cost advantage?

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bigboyberger
Jan 16, 2012 6:15 pm

in that link mrsrusty shared, here is a pic of a home with the sink at the back

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kiwi
Jan 17, 2012 8:29 am
kiwi
AE86
AE86
17 January 2012

No invoice for progress payments, construction continues

No invoice for progress payments, construction continues
VIC

rang our builder and they plain forgot to invoice us ....now we are getting an invoice ...damn i knew i shouldnt have mentioned anything!

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AE86
Jan 17, 2012 7:34 pm
deb17
deb17
17 January 2012

Eminence Estate at Doreen

Eminence Estate at Doreen
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Search is on for school site in Mernda, Doreen BY MEAGAN WEYMES 16 Jan, 2012 01:00 AM THE state government is looking to purchase a site for a new primary school in Mernda…

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deb17
Jan 17, 2012 9:41 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 January 2012

Is it ok for pipes coming up through the slab to be crooked?

Is it ok for pipes coming up through the slab to be crooked?
WA

Its the position of the pipes not the angle that counts unless they are really crooked.

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bashworth
Jan 18, 2012 5:20 am
bashworth
Mclaren
Mclaren
18 January 2012

How long to complete the 3 month maintenance??

How long to complete the 3 month maintenance??

I agree - you need to ramp it up. Phone the Building Operations Manager and tell him it has gone on too long and you are taking it further and get in touch with your…

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Mclaren
Jan 18, 2012 4:08 pm
Mclaren

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