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ahuang
ahuang
13 August 2007

Questions in Relation to Building A Home

Questions in Relation to Building A Home
VIC

That's interesting.....We were told by PD that they would not be able to obtain a certifcate of occupancy without the wet areas having…

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ahuang
Aug 13, 2007 11:15 am
ahuang
eimaj
eimaj
13 August 2007

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne
VIC

Hi Amber, Sorry, haven't built with them, but they used to build lot of homes in the Wantirna area, a nd had a good reputation. They had a display a couple of years ago…

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eimaj
Aug 13, 2007 1:51 pm
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yvette72
Aug 13, 2007 3:58 pm
eimaj
eimaj
13 August 2007

Stacked Stone / Stone Cladding

Stacked Stone / Stone Cladding
QLD

We'd like to do a stacked stone veneer feature wall, but in our family room. The room has a high cathedral timber ceiling, and the walls are normal plasterboard. Does…

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eimaj
Aug 13, 2007 4:54 pm
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Azar
Aug 13, 2007 8:04 pm
perryr
perryr
14 August 2007

Price capping costs with PD

Price capping costs with PD
VIC

The story we received from PD was as follows: - you pay the $600 deposit for the soil test etc. This locks you in to the next available site start (usually about 6…

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perryr
Aug 14, 2007 1:58 pm
Jazz
Jazz
14 August 2007

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience
VIC

sd, The time it took you from signing up to actually signing the contract (2 months!!) is very very impressive indeed!! We're building with M* in Point Cook as…

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Jazz
Aug 14, 2007 6:13 pm
kevin
kevin
14 August 2007

Council Rates

Council Rates

Sorry, I didn't mean ti just disappear; it has been a crazy last few days. Thanks for all the advice guys/gals. It is good to hear that it doesn't affect the valuation…

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kevin
Aug 14, 2007 8:59 pm
sandra_canberra
sandra_canberra
15 August 2007

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

oznow, The lease conditions book that you would have got when you bought your block gives the building restrictions for all blocks in Franklin. If your neighbour is too…

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sandra_canberra
Aug 15, 2007 9:53 am
muzzman
muzzman
16 August 2007

Distance-from-Easements question

Distance-from-Easements question

Thanks all :D I'm just looking at different plans and being a bit of a weird shape how it will all fit on the block with the right orientation and all that (even though…

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muzzman
Aug 16, 2007 12:20 pm
muzzman
day_dreamer
day_dreamer
16 August 2007

and then there were more!

and then there were more!

Thanks MaylandsManor, My slab will be P class with 685mm high, so it at least is cheaper than your one.

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day_dreamer
Aug 16, 2007 12:20 pm
Law18
Law18
16 August 2007

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!
VIC

amazing progress Vanderlay. Brickwork looks really good. When is move in date? It must be approaching…

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Law18
Aug 16, 2007 9:02 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
17 August 2007

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement
VIC

As we only start paying after settlement, we wont be paying for an empty block for 2-4 months before the house can start to be built. ( I…

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stonecutter1309
Aug 17, 2007 2:11 pm
stonecutter1309
brittany
brittany
17 August 2007

Rendering a New Home?

Rendering a New Home?
WA

We were quoted 8000 to render just the front in Melbourne. My other half still wanted to do it but I prefer bricks and I won :D .

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brittany
Aug 17, 2007 5:35 pm
brittany
ahuang
ahuang
17 August 2007

We have a slab!

We have a slab!
SA
1, 2

My understanding is, there are 3 main pipes connected today. One is the black rubber pipe, connecting water into the house. Second one is the plastic drainage pipe.…

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ahuang
Aug 17, 2007 10:11 pm
ahuang
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
17 August 2007

Novice, but rapidly upskilling!!

Novice, but rapidly upskilling!!
VIC

Gavone, Firstly congratulations on taking your first step into the exciting world of constructing your dream home! I am in a similar situation where we purchased a…

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Mr Ed
Aug 17, 2007 11:59 pm
Mr Ed
Law18
Law18
18 August 2007

Our Little Slab

Our Little Slab
1, 2

Good idea, I am thinking about it now.... Trying very hard..... Still trying..... Urh....May me I should wish everyone have a smooth & happy…

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Law18
Aug 18, 2007 12:23 am
kasiakm
kasiakm
18 August 2007

PD 3 month maintenance

PD 3 month maintenance
VIC

Hello Good thing at the handover is to sign it with all things listed for correction. We are just going through our 6 month maintenance waranty. The maintenance guy…

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kasiakm
Aug 18, 2007 9:54 pm
VJ
VJ
19 August 2007

Building our 1st house.. problem with rubbish

Building our 1st house.. problem with rubbish
VIC

Thanks for the replies, Cabinfever and kasiakm. I wish same thing that happened to a friend would also happen to us. Their council cleaned up the rubbish on their…

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VJ
Aug 19, 2007 10:36 pm
VJ
Law18
Law18
21 August 2007

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

I look forward to your updated plan. The first one wasnt bad so the update should be great :D

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Law18
Aug 21, 2007 2:06 am
devank
devank
21 August 2007

Budget Checklist

Budget Checklist

I'm sure it would be smaller than Cosmos... but still :)

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devank
Aug 21, 2007 8:31 pm
devank
ahuang
ahuang
21 August 2007

Dennis Family inclusion query

Dennis Family inclusion query

Not sure which state you are building. Most of the display homes I seen in sydney got locked window as standard. You might want to check all the brochures, documents or…

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ahuang
Aug 21, 2007 11:13 pm
ahuang
Bud977
Bud977
22 August 2007

Anyone know what is this?

Anyone know what is this?

Oldfields, as on the attached labels, are scaffold manufacturers.

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Bud977
Aug 22, 2007 8:28 am
ahuang
ahuang
22 August 2007

Confusion terms

Confusion terms

Will you be interested in that? Any other suggestions/opinions also…

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ahuang
Aug 22, 2007 11:07 am
ahuang
Law18
Law18
22 August 2007

H Class Foundations

H Class Foundations
QLD

have been in touch with the builder, and received an amended siting plan showing finished slab level of 57.185m, so a 385mm slab, which seems much…

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Law18
Aug 22, 2007 10:37 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
23 August 2007

Did this happen to you during your construction?

Did this happen to you during your construction?
NSW

This doesn't happen all the time but a few deliveries were dumped in similar fashion for us too. Scaffolding comes to mind and a few other things. Our builder does a…

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Vlad76
Aug 23, 2007 9:36 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
23 August 2007

Wish List for New Home

Wish List for New Home
QLD

when we started looking we only had 3 essentials... :D 1. Dishwasher. 2. Air Conditioning. 3. Automatic garage door. Then we went through displays and got greedy!!!

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vanderlay
Aug 23, 2007 2:18 pm
vanderlay
eimaj
eimaj
23 August 2007

We got plastered!

We got plastered!
VIC

Looking good Vanderlay

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eimaj
Aug 23, 2007 6:19 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
23 August 2007

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders
VIC

Dear Amber27 Although many builders are yet to be reviewed, I thought the current top ranking builders on BB might provide some assistance to you: Current Home…

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BestBuilder
Aug 23, 2007 11:39 pm
BestBuilder
perryr
perryr
24 August 2007

PD Site costs

PD Site costs
VIC

Thought I's share some good news for a change, as I've been pretty vocal with the bad stuff in the past. We had our Tender appointment yesterday and our site costs came…

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perryr
Aug 24, 2007 7:55 am
day_dreamer
day_dreamer
24 August 2007

Help! Cost of screw pile and double height (685mm) P slab

Help! Cost of screw pile and double height (685mm) P slab

Hi TraceyE, We are with M* as well. Last week I met with my CSC and asked for a detailed engineering drawing (e.g. how many screw piles, how deep are they and where are…

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day_dreamer
Aug 24, 2007 2:33 pm
yvette72
yvette72
25 August 2007

Just about to start

Just about to start
ACT

Please be careful with commonwealth bank with home loans we had a loan with them and we had to paid account fees on the weekly payment of $4.00 per week on top.we had a…

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yvette72
Aug 25, 2007 12:06 pm
yvette72
yvette72
25 August 2007

Building Process

Building Process

good advice stick to a bugdet and thing do you really need the extras do you really do the stack doors etc.My self I donnot get any extras in the home I am building only…

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yvette72
Aug 25, 2007 12:11 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
26 August 2007

Brick Tinting

Brick Tinting

Hi Spot I know you have finished now and probably don't want to hear it but we went through Salisbury Bricks in S.A. and they had a few different cream bricks to choose…

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MaylandsManor
Aug 26, 2007 3:57 pm
MaylandsManor
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 August 2007

Bedroom locations for young children

Bedroom locations for young children
VIC
1, 2

Something I see as being missed here is the emotional abandonment a young child (typically up to age 4) feels if it is seperated from it's mother. There is a an…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 26, 2007 6:34 pm
Yak_Chat
perthgirl
perthgirl
26 August 2007

They Have Finally Finished....

They Have Finally Finished....
WA

I'm not sure what happened to my photo's - they were here before! I'll post up some new ones next week when the roof is finished! Tania - the 6 weeks was because the…

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perthgirl
Aug 26, 2007 6:41 pm
clath
clath
26 August 2007

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!
VIC

lyn i have gone for wattyl chalk beigh as the main interior color for my house goes nice with greens and reds saw the color in the display house which i have chosen to…

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clath
Aug 26, 2007 11:58 pm
clath
ahuang
ahuang
27 August 2007

Suggestion on inclusion list

Suggestion on inclusion list

Again, you-know-who wants it because it looks great. To me it's just for decoration, no…

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ahuang
Aug 27, 2007 9:24 am
ahuang
Stewie
Stewie
27 August 2007

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection
VIC

Thanks Allan. I didn't know that the protection was installed AFTER completion of home. Cheers Stewie

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Stewie
Aug 27, 2007 9:41 am
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Firthy_26
Aug 27, 2007 12:34 pm
Firthy_26
lisalu
lisalu
27 August 2007

Need help with external colour schem

Need help with external colour schem
WA

Hi Brett Our slab went down 06Aug and brickwork commenced last week and seems to be going up pretty quickly - we have 4 brickies doing the job so I dont think it will…

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lisalu
Aug 27, 2007 3:23 pm
oznow
oznow
27 August 2007

Site Cost Quote

Site Cost Quote
NSW

Here are some info that i get (Canberra) *For the H class in Canberra you are looking from 4500 to 7500 to have waffle pod slab. One builder give same price for M and H…

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oznow
Aug 27, 2007 4:19 pm
oznow
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 August 2007

Update from last week meeting with prospect builders

Update from last week meeting with prospect builders

This will always be a tough one when talking to a project home builder. I think unless you are building custom build - you are always going to have some restisance to…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 27, 2007 6:49 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
28 August 2007

Building with Henley at The Chase in Berwick

Building with Henley at The Chase in Berwick
VIC
1, 2

Hi Mike, no problem with that. You r not the first though, so it's ok. (Long story.....) Will definitely toot & wave if we see you & the family at your block when we…

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PhoenixStar
Aug 28, 2007 2:35 pm
PhoenixStar
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
28 August 2007

Building inspectors

Building inspectors
VIC
1, 2

Contact the HIA office in Canberra - they should have a list of recommended people

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mudtrilogy
Aug 28, 2007 3:21 pm
PatP
PatP
28 August 2007

NSD Homes

NSD Homes
VIC

ok. We got a "pre-plaster" inspection. We will get at least another on completion. The overall assessment was that the frame was "of good quality". The list below…

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PatP
Aug 28, 2007 11:32 pm
clath
clath
29 August 2007

rates on vacant land

rates on vacant land

cardina shire council has just sent me my rates notice on my vacant block of land which will be built on soon. the land has been valued at $100.000 ..not alot for a block…

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clath
Aug 29, 2007 12:12 am
clath
gearel
gearel
29 August 2007

Trident Homes

Trident Homes

Hi there, Cant say I noticed the dishwasher location. I am currently living in an old 50's original which includes original kitchen and oven. I have to say I thought I…

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gearel
Aug 29, 2007 6:34 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
29 August 2007

Cornice issues

Cornice issues

ok sorted We have come to a cash settlement for variation. Not as much as I hoped, but its sorted. I guess at the end of the day we need to get in house more than…

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Perth_Euro
Aug 29, 2007 5:07 pm
ahuang
ahuang
29 August 2007

Building On The Boundary Line

Building On The Boundary Line
VIC

In Sydney, council will inform all your neighbours about your application details before approval. If it's the same for your area, I think the neighbour probably forgotten…

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ahuang
Aug 29, 2007 9:29 pm
ahuang


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