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Michelle
Michelle
8 March 2007

Building a new home... where to start?

Building a new home... where to start?

Well said epiphany!!!! And who’s to say that they will get YOUR home right when the time comes. Building the perfect dream home takes a lot of work on your behave…

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Michelle
Mar 08, 2007 9:40 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
9 March 2007

Construction Loan Letter

Construction Loan Letter

Hehe. We're building with PD as well (only a couple of weeks till handover...hoorah!). Not only did we have to have a specific letter from the bank saying how much the…

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epiphany
Mar 09, 2007 2:59 pm
epiphany
miagi
miagi
9 March 2007

Insurance on vacant block

Insurance on vacant block

Yes, I went through this as well, but seeing as there wasnt any sort of insurable loss on the block I figured if somebody was on my land and hurt themselves then I would…

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miagi
Mar 09, 2007 8:08 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
10 March 2007

Down Pipe on my boundry

Down Pipe on my boundry

I currently have this situation at them mement, and ourneighbour has put a box gutter in next door, so the has done it all by the book. Simply put: NO PIPES, NOT…

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Adrian B
Mar 10, 2007 7:20 pm
Adrian B
vpande
vpande
12 March 2007

poor drainage soil- p class?

poor drainage soil- p class?
VIC

the builder is M'con. sorry it didnt come up in my previous post vp

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vpande
Mar 12, 2007 3:22 pm
perryr
perryr
13 March 2007

What is it?

What is it?
VIC

:lol: I saw them in your blog, and assumed they were to hold up the plaster. I always thought they were called plaster holderupperers, rather and watchemecallits. I could…

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perryr
Mar 13, 2007 3:58 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
14 March 2007

vehicle parked infront of my lot

vehicle parked infront of my lot

Could be FBI surveylance. What line of business are you in? :wink:

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Vlad76
Mar 14, 2007 5:14 pm
ms_platimum
ms_platimum
14 March 2007

Any owner builders in Adelaide?

Any owner builders in Adelaide?
SA

Just wondering if there are any owner builders in Adelaide and if so where did you get your bricks from? :)

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ms_platimum
Mar 14, 2007 7:19 pm
shooey
shooey
16 March 2007

Land settles today!

Land settles today!

:lol: We did check which take aways there are but we haven't eaten from them yet! We have Bunnings, 3 furniture shops, autobarn, supercheap, pizza, la porchetta,…

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shooey
Mar 16, 2007 5:33 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
17 March 2007

Any feedback on Burbank

Any feedback on Burbank
VIC

They forget to tell you guys that they have started building. But I'm definitely sure they won't foger to send you that invoice! :lol:

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sneakersss
Mar 17, 2007 11:32 pm
sneakersss
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
19 March 2007

Comparison with home building in Mexico with pics

Comparison with home building in Mexico with pics

Great build, Nice to see how they do it in other countries. A place like that would be nice here in England , but the walls would have to be 10 foot higher with barbed…

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Montbrehain
Mar 19, 2007 6:58 pm
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
20 March 2007

Building - Hit with huge amount of $$ - Can they do this? :(

Building - Hit with huge amount of $$ - Can they do this? :(

As A new forum member , I am reading back over any old threads and posts that interest me ? But Dont you just hate it when people don't come back and finish what they…

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Montbrehain
Mar 20, 2007 3:39 am
Montbrehain
Sallyho
Sallyho
20 March 2007

And now for a positive story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now for a positive story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VIC
1, 2

I am due to commence building with Met ricon in the very near future and it's very re-assuring to hear a positive outcome with some really useful tips (espeacially for a…

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Sallyho
Mar 20, 2007 2:55 pm
just started
just started
20 March 2007

New Home Progress Inspections

New Home Progress Inspections
QLD

Is anyone able to recommend Building Inspectors they have used to ensure building standards / quality are met during progress of building a new home? We are building in…

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just started
Mar 20, 2007 7:06 pm
Dom
Dom
21 March 2007

Subdividing and building

Subdividing and building

Hi first timer, I couldn't help but notice these posts. I run a company that may be able to point you in the right direction. If you would like to talk feel free to…

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Dom
Mar 21, 2007 10:59 am
epiphany
epiphany
22 March 2007

Porter Davis - Site Access

Porter Davis - Site Access
VIC

WoW! :D Usual 5 star standard today in Victoria or (normal minimum) is insulation in exterior walls and ceiling.Internal walls that is between…

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epiphany
Mar 22, 2007 4:12 pm
epiphany
kasiakm
kasiakm
22 March 2007

Costs! Costs! Costs!

Costs! Costs! Costs!

Hello Sally, As the prevoius person - a lot depends on your block, soil and what you really want to do. driveway - I have paid $4k for short 5 metres driveway with…

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kasiakm
Mar 22, 2007 6:53 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
23 March 2007

We're off

We're off
VIC

Hope it goes well 3timesbuilder! Look forward to hearing all about it! Regards

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BestBuilder
Mar 23, 2007 12:02 am
BestBuilder
shooey
shooey
23 March 2007

GST on building

GST on building
VIC

Oh that makes me feel better, I was kind of worried as the quote didn't state anythign about gst! But what Casa said makes sense, gst inclusive unless it states…

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shooey
Mar 23, 2007 7:32 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 March 2007

Piping

Piping

Hi pablo, We are building a free standing double storey and all the piping in internal. This is considered a feature as the piping in invisible. Extrenal piping does…

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3timesbuilda
Mar 23, 2007 10:27 am
3timesbuilda
perryr
perryr
25 March 2007

Cost Info

Cost Info
VIC

Good stuff - always interested in price lists. Seems to be quite a deal of variation (range) in prices here. Cheers Perry

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perryr
Mar 25, 2007 11:32 pm
bunch
bunch
26 March 2007

Building a new home in Darwin

Building a new home in Darwin
NT

Hi there My partner and I have recently purchased a 1200sq m block close to Darwin CBD. We are planning on removing the existing elevated house, clearing and then…

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bunch
Mar 26, 2007 5:06 pm
Michelle
Michelle
26 March 2007

Slab v's Bearers and Joists

Slab v's Bearers and Joists

We seem to have lost our builders on the forum…..shame!!!! I would suggest you ask an independent builder the same question. Maybe a few ….this way you will be…

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Michelle
Mar 26, 2007 6:37 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
30 March 2007

Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block

Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block

We have friends who have built a house with Fernhaven Homes in Melbourne. Theirs is also a corner block. They built the house that's displayed here:…

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epiphany
Mar 30, 2007 2:24 pm
epiphany
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 April 2007

Drain Holes

Drain Holes

Funny thread. I was thinking about this exact issue just yesterday. Am in a rental while we look to build, and went to clean the bathroom floor using my usual "bucket of…

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Cabinfever
Apr 01, 2007 11:24 am
Cabinfever
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
1 April 2007

Double Storey Perth

Double Storey Perth
WA

Apparently you would be far from alone if building 2 storey in Perth over the last few years! Have had reviews suggesting 2 years is not uncommon. Regards

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BestBuilder
Apr 01, 2007 3:18 pm
BestBuilder
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
2 April 2007

Georgian style via Austral tinted bricks ?

Georgian style via Austral tinted bricks ?
TAS

I'm on a quest to build a big Georgian-style house in Tasmania as cheaply as possible. One of the biggest potential problems (and expenses) that I see so far is the smooth…

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Cabinfever
Apr 02, 2007 1:33 pm
Cabinfever
commodorenut
commodorenut
2 April 2007

More info on Epping, Victoria

More info on Epping, Victoria
VIC

We were from interstate, and had no Tag on the car, so we…

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commodorenut
Apr 02, 2007 11:41 pm
commodorenut
kasiakm
kasiakm
3 April 2007

MY FIRST PROJECT HOME

MY FIRST PROJECT HOME

Hey Kate - had to thank you for the tip regarding the fridge tap! At our tender appointment yesterday I asked for a fridge connection, and was…

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kasiakm
Apr 03, 2007 5:51 pm
fix my home
fix my home
3 April 2007

Prentice/Glenvill Homes

Prentice/Glenvill Homes
VIC

They are at it again!!! See VCAT Daliy Law list for Wed 4 April 2007. Another victim. When are they going to be stopped?

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fix my home
Apr 03, 2007 6:26 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
3 April 2007

My floor plan

My floor plan

Is that picture of the plan to scale, cos everything looks squashed. Where possible it's better to have 2 bedrooms next to each other, then the robes can be recessed in…

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 03, 2007 7:03 pm
First_Timer_Ray
leajoh
leajoh
4 April 2007

site costs with Premier builders

site costs with Premier builders
VIC

Hi everyone, we are new to the list. We have found our dream house with Premier and are now planning to build on our block after demolition/relocation of the existing…

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leajoh
Apr 04, 2007 9:30 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
4 April 2007

FRAMING OVER HANGING SLAB ?

FRAMING OVER HANGING SLAB ?

The 'Guide to Standards & Tolerances' allows for a max. of 10 mm overhang.

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ausdesign
Apr 04, 2007 11:58 am
ausdesign
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
4 April 2007

Driveway cross-over change, any advice

Driveway cross-over change, any advice
VIC

G'Day Huey Yes, I am at Claremont Park. Thanks for the advice, it is appreciated. I will get in touch with Villawood after Easter, I have found them good to deal with…

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uncle_ant
Apr 04, 2007 9:16 pm
uncle_ant
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
5 April 2007

Heywood 25 Porter Davis

Heywood 25 Porter Davis
VIC

I haven't seen the kitchen in question, but in the Met...cons they seem to have the canopy range in the middle with 2 overhead cabinets either side... to me it looked like…

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 05, 2007 11:21 am
First_Timer_Ray
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Stewie
Apr 06, 2007 11:58 am
kezzi7
kezzi7
7 April 2007

Second opinion on soil test/site analysis

Second opinion on soil test/site analysis
VIC

Has anyone sought a second opinion on their soil test and site analysis from one of the large building groups? How would you go about this, how much is it likely to…

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kezzi7
Apr 07, 2007 6:22 pm
parker
parker
10 April 2007

Cinder/concrete blocks versus bricks

Cinder/concrete blocks versus bricks

I wanted to build with either zego or insulbrick or or Insulated Concrete Forms, but I cant find a builder that will do it. :(

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parker
Apr 10, 2007 6:38 pm
parker
pacharly
pacharly
11 April 2007

Building Company experience

Building Company experience

Thank you all for the support of the site. We seem to have a fair share of good and bad reviews coming in which is great to see, especially for WA builders. As more…

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pacharly
Apr 11, 2007 3:56 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
12 April 2007

Gateman III Electronic Door Lock

Gateman III Electronic Door Lock
VIC

I also saw these... just read the site, and it comes to mind; what if i brought a butane torch and heated it to over 60°C? hell, in direct aussie…

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mattwalker
Apr 12, 2007 2:49 pm
mattwalker
double07
double07
13 April 2007

Late penalties

Late penalties

Hi Matt, it's our builder is a small project builder and we're in SA. They mainly do development i.e. buy large tracts of land develop and build then sell them off. We…

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double07
Apr 13, 2007 4:57 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
14 April 2007

Soil Test Report

Soil Test Report
VIC

Go to the post "site cost with Henley" where is a lot about classification of the soil. The choice is simple. You will save money and your slab with be normal - your…

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kasiakm
Apr 14, 2007 4:14 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 April 2007

Premier Builders

Premier Builders
VIC

Hi Kezzi Sorry but unfortunately that's an area in which I do not have any expertise. One thing though would be to get a second opinion. Earthworks companies or…

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BestBuilder
Apr 15, 2007 8:36 pm
BestBuilder
shooey
shooey
18 April 2007

Minimum setbacks

Minimum setbacks
1, 2

I'll have my fingers crossed for you Let us know what they say

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shooey
Apr 18, 2007 8:27 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
19 April 2007

American Style Homes

American Style Homes

Very nice but what price? For the right money I can get any number of nice houses. They don't look cheap so if the price was right,I would be a lot more intrested. 3xb

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3timesbuilda
Apr 19, 2007 12:53 pm
3timesbuilda
wrzos
wrzos
23 April 2007

Marshall Baker Homes ?

Marshall Baker Homes ?
VIC

I am thinking of building a home with Marshall Baker and wanted to know what is the experience you have had or have with them. Just interested if they deliver what they…

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wrzos
Apr 23, 2007 10:42 pm
Rose72
Rose72
26 April 2007

Internal paintwork standards

Internal paintwork standards

thanks for the feedback. i'll give our service rep a call - tho i'm sure it will take a week to actually speak to her... :? perryr - we're building with M3tr1c0n

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Rose72
Apr 26, 2007 1:04 pm


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