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Manchester I
Manchester I
4 May 2011

Do I still have time for signing contract before 30th June?

Do I still have time for signing contract before 30th June?
VIC

HO that's very good news.. now I have more time up in my sleeve to sort things out nicely... Thank you very much for the information.

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Manchester I
May 04, 2011 8:29 am
disturboed
disturboed
4 May 2011

Negotiating Price of Building New Home

Negotiating Price of Building New Home
WA

Has anyone tried negotiating with a Project home builder? I know their margins on the base price of the home are supposedly pretty thin, but I'm also thinking about…

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disturboed
May 04, 2011 2:29 pm

deemaree changed this and I added my 2 cents. I think it is a much better use of space.

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kiwi
May 04, 2011 5:33 pm
kiwi
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
4 May 2011

recess ceiling - does it weaken the structure in any way?

recess ceiling - does it weaken the structure in any way?
WA
1, 2

It will be safe and sound. It'll be made from same wood as rest of roof.

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dragonflychic
May 04, 2011 5:55 pm
dimo
dimo
4 May 2011

PERSONAL DETAILS ON NEW BUILDING SITE SIGNAGE

PERSONAL DETAILS ON NEW BUILDING SITE SIGNAGE
VIC

couldnt say for certain all i know is our builder doesnt which makes me think is obviously not a law.

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dimo
May 04, 2011 6:48 pm
ref_kt
ref_kt
4 May 2011

Anyone changed design with the same builder?

Anyone changed design with the same builder?
VIC

Keep calling Kishimojin. It is very easy for one call (if someone has taken a msg/you have left one on a machine) to go walk about. But if you keep calling they will get…

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ref_kt
May 04, 2011 7:43 pm
ref_kt
kek
kek
4 May 2011

Help with cost of variations.

Help with cost of variations.
WA

Who said you need to increase the footings? You?, The Pool People from a pool you haven't built yet?. There is no way a house footing needs…

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kek
May 04, 2011 7:54 pm
kek
rapidmoves
rapidmoves
4 May 2011

Building at CLOVER - Bentleigh East

Building at CLOVER - Bentleigh East
VIC

hi mickey, a few of us have met in a new topic if you are still interested. "Clover - Bentleigh East progress" cheers

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rapidmoves
May 04, 2011 9:06 pm
rapidmoves
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shonzilla
May 05, 2011 12:22 pm
shonzilla
joles
joles
5 May 2011

Funds to be put in trust

Funds to be put in trust
VIC

I even questioned the fairness of client requiring to show financial stability but why can't I have a copy of the builder's financial accounts to…

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joles
May 05, 2011 12:33 pm
joles
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the_milesy
May 05, 2011 5:19 pm
tinkster
tinkster
5 May 2011

Do It Yourself Painting - Or hire someone?

Do It Yourself Painting - Or hire someone?
WA

The oil based sealer is horrid stuff but something you can't avoid. It's hard work to get the walls ready and clean but the actual painting itsnt too bad, it's just the…

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tinkster
May 05, 2011 7:34 pm
tinkster
allieant
allieant
5 May 2011

WARRAGUL - Anyone built in one of Warragul's Estates?

WARRAGUL - Anyone built in one of Warragul's Estates?
VIC

Hi, We are looking at a house and land package in Warragul. At the moment I know little about the actual estate but would love to hear from anyone who has built in any of…

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allieant
May 05, 2011 7:53 pm
ozberg
ozberg
5 May 2011

Bushfire requirements

Bushfire requirements
VIC
1, 2

We just got costs or Bal 12.5 and it's $11k. Among other things $2.5k for sarking, $1.6k for aluminum screens to doors and windows and $4k for…

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ozberg
May 05, 2011 9:59 pm
Pisti
Pisti
6 May 2011

Termite protection for decking

Termite protection for decking
VIC

Pisti, If you arent, consider putting a framing board around the deck (viewtopic.php?f=17&t=36996 look at the deck photos here so you know what I…

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Pisti
May 06, 2011 8:46 am
rlay1
rlay1
6 May 2011

Any Good Drafting Services in Melb?

Any Good Drafting Services in Melb?
VIC

Give Omer of OK Designs a call on 0403 108 520. He is in Roxburgh Park. He charges depending on the size of the house and he can also assist with organising soil test,…

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rlay1
May 06, 2011 9:36 am
sionghua
sionghua
6 May 2011

Lock up stage?

Lock up stage?
VIC

Mine does not have that clause, just plain lock up stage. I guess there has been some delay due toweather, hopefully they are doing some work inside of the house.

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sionghua
May 06, 2011 9:52 am
rupz
rupz
6 May 2011

Concreter Recomendation - Sydney

Concreter Recomendation - Sydney
NSW

thanks for your reply ! We are based on Sydney - North Shore. yeah, I might ask around in some other thread !

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rupz
May 06, 2011 10:18 am
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
6 May 2011

gutters/fascia/downpipes - colorbond or zincalume

gutters/fascia/downpipes - colorbond or zincalume
WA

zincalum HAS to be prepared correctly before painting. It is usually coated in a fine oil to protect it from rusting before being installed. This has to be removed…

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OurLindrum52
May 06, 2011 10:26 am
MelNRob
MelNRob
6 May 2011

Wattyl Walnut Brown

Wattyl Walnut Brown

Bump! Anyone used Wattyl brown stain that they have a photo of? thanks, Mel

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MelNRob
May 06, 2011 10:35 am
Dexter
Dexter
6 May 2011

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?
WA

Thanks! I have been quite impressed with a few of Broadway's displays

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Dexter
May 06, 2011 12:28 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
6 May 2011

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?
VIC

try this link to the victorian planning schemes This is where I got all my information http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/planningschemes/

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equineaffair
May 06, 2011 3:17 pm
equineaffair
Natti
Natti
6 May 2011

Building with M3tric0n

Building with M3tric0n
VIC

We ended up only having to pay 3,000 an it was delayed by 5 months, our house is on it ways now about the bricked ::lol::

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Natti
May 06, 2011 3:49 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 May 2011

Possibly delayed?

Possibly delayed?

It depends on the builder. I had one house completly built in three months (and great quality) Another took six months with (OK quality)

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bashworth
May 06, 2011 5:35 pm
bashworth
zozo
zozo
6 May 2011

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?
WA

We paid and signed for the first drafted plan (after approving the fixed price tender and preliminary plans that we had decided upon in late August) in early October and…

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zozo
May 06, 2011 7:39 pm
willcres
willcres
6 May 2011

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?
NSW

Thank you everyone who have answered it, great to know that most people opted for higher ceiling too for 2nd floor. I'm still considering it, but thanks for all the comments!!

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willcres
May 06, 2011 9:51 pm
willcres
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Dollar
May 06, 2011 10:02 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
6 May 2011

Location of water meter tap

Location of water meter tap
VIC

Hi, Quite a few people have had this issue on the forums (including me!). I was informed by City West Water that a plumber could move the tap by 60cm. Anymore than this…

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buildingwest
May 06, 2011 10:10 pm
cream
cream
7 May 2011

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Thanks for the advise. will see what we can do!!

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cream
May 07, 2011 10:51 am
cream
Building Virgin
Building Virgin
7 May 2011

Builders pros & cons

Builders pros & cons
VIC

Yeah that means north is in the bottom left of the picture :) LOL @ buying them presents. They would love that. We currently own our house we are in now but we would have…

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Building Virgin
May 07, 2011 10:54 am
kyton
kyton
7 May 2011

carpet / flooring questions

carpet / flooring questions

Tracey - we did it ourselves, builder went @rse up before the house was finished LOL. Whatever the best underlay was that was what we got - one request from DH was to…

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kyton
May 07, 2011 11:37 am
kyton
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
7 May 2011

Boral Blue Rio Brick

Boral Blue Rio Brick

Sorry to bump an old thread, I just wanted to ask, are the blue rio bricks painted? If they get chipped are they a different colour underneath?

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theanonyuser
May 07, 2011 6:16 pm
metamorphosis
metamorphosis
7 May 2011

I have a view!! What to build?!

I have a view!! What to build?!
NSW

I love the metricon denver, I had planned on having that for the past 2 years until now, when we finally found a block that I love and I realised that it totally didn't…

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metamorphosis
May 07, 2011 8:28 pm
mike-
mike-
8 May 2011

Can someone please tell me what colour Colorbond these roofs

Can someone please tell me what colour Colorbond these roofs
NSW

Colourbond website is the place to go. They have different building pics you can easily swap colours on to get a feel for each colour. The unfortunate part is that the…

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mike-
May 08, 2011 2:02 pm
mike-
bashworth
bashworth
8 May 2011

New Sewerage Connection

New Sewerage Connection
QLD

My figure assumes that they will dig up the road. They should provide you with a connection point inside the boundary. The connection between the house and the connection…

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bashworth
May 08, 2011 2:52 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
8 May 2011

Designs For Sloping Blocks

Designs For Sloping Blocks

oo I bags sitting down with a glass of red later and admiring these. :) site looks interesting Jo.

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kexkez
May 08, 2011 3:46 pm
kexkez
kiwi
kiwi
8 May 2011

Trying to work out if it's possible... Building in Brisbane

Trying to work out if it's possible... Building in Brisbane
QLD

we had a $2000 power bill and a $700 phone connection and this was right next to the pole on the road. our engineers reports were big too..about $2000 all cos of…

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kiwi
May 08, 2011 5:18 pm
kiwi
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
8 May 2011

Bathroom: Tile question

Bathroom: Tile question
VIC

I seen it done all ways from real rough with paint slapped on to neat and flat or neat and sloped. I think with the big thicker tiles they try harder to make a nice…

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JazzyJess
May 08, 2011 5:37 pm

Hi all, Help us in choosing bricks. We need to choose 2 colour bricks. One colour for facade and one colour for rest of the house. Our standard bricks are

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nymphser
May 08, 2011 8:03 pm
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
9 May 2011

Building the NBG Ellington 25E - Pics of kitchen & plaster

Building the NBG Ellington 25E - Pics of kitchen & plaster
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We are building the Ellington too. Do you have updated photos as you would be in now I hope.

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NBEllington250E
May 09, 2011 2:38 pm
tinkster
tinkster
9 May 2011

Demo and Build in Carine

Demo and Build in Carine
WA

Gorgeous plan, LOVE the kitchen!

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tinkster
May 09, 2011 11:16 pm
tinkster
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Tornado_ALIVE
May 09, 2011 11:47 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
snoofie
snoofie
10 May 2011

Roughly when do stairs go in?

Roughly when do stairs go in?
VIC

Yes, hopefully it won't be too long now until I can plant it!

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snoofie
May 10, 2011 2:48 am
snoofie
Gio
Gio
10 May 2011

paddock next to cascades on clyde

paddock next to cascades on clyde

Can't build near power lines. Don't think there's plan for new estate. On cascades, selandra and more estates on berwick cranbourne rd near Pasadena. This area near…

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Gio
May 10, 2011 9:09 am
Gio


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