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rellie
rellie
4 September 2007

building issue..

building issue..
VIC
1, 2

You are such a tease :P :lol: Looking forward to the pics !!! When our…

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rellie
Sep 04, 2007 12:46 pm
ahuang
ahuang
5 September 2007

Cost on top of standard house package

Cost on top of standard house package

wow, i'm starting to get worried. Maybe i won't be able to afford to build if it's 40% on top of standard house. Trying to get a piece of land…

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ahuang
Sep 05, 2007 11:28 am
ahuang
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 September 2007

Frame Dimensions - Should it match the plan??

Frame Dimensions - Should it match the plan??

Casa2 Said ricci, I see you plan to measure twice Cheers, Casa Good rule of building Measure twice - cut once :) Save on…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 05, 2007 8:19 pm
Yak_Chat
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
7 September 2007

Summit Bunbury

Summit Bunbury
1, 2, 3, 4

Just read your thread...... and sent a link to a friend who is building with summit. I know things like this don't happen all the time, but it is better to be safe than…

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monkeyupatree
Sep 07, 2007 4:05 am
monkeyupatree
Casa2
Casa2
7 September 2007

Sustainable House Day - THIS SUNDAY - 9th Sept 2007

Sustainable House Day - THIS SUNDAY - 9th Sept 2007

Yak_Chat, Thanks for the information. I'm visiting two houses on Saturday and four houses on Sunday around Sydney. Should be interesting. Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Sep 07, 2007 11:42 am
oznow
oznow
7 September 2007

Final Inclusion list and a quote

Final Inclusion list and a quote

Thanks for the suggestions from all of you. I am going to talk to the builder this saturday and sunday, and hope to get some explanation. For the tile, the $40 i…

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oznow
Sep 07, 2007 1:20 pm
oznow
oznow
oznow
7 September 2007

VENT... The Fence

VENT... The Fence

Good to hear that all has been fixed. Enjoy your new house! Oznow

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oznow
Sep 07, 2007 1:31 pm
oznow
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 September 2007

Steel Framed Houses Interfering with Electronic Devices?

Steel Framed Houses Interfering with Electronic Devices?
NSW

It will only be enhanced Ed. Timber soaks up the wireless signals, where metal reflects them. Just what you need for better coverage :) Steve

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Yak_Chat
Sep 08, 2007 1:59 pm
Yak_Chat
P Abel
P Abel
8 September 2007

Our new pad !!

Our new pad !!
NSW

Welcome Phil! Do you have your own block of land, of you buy it from the builder? Are you happy with the builder so far? Have you upgraded your…

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P Abel
Sep 08, 2007 6:15 pm
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
8 September 2007

Clarendon Tender Report

Clarendon Tender Report

Haven't signed yet. Have our re-tender appointment next week. What inclusions does this $2999 promotion have? It includes Caesarstone…

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rldragon2003
Sep 08, 2007 7:27 pm
Arc
Arc
8 September 2007

Rebates on standard inclusions

Rebates on standard inclusions
VIC

I've come to the conclusion your going to get screwed no matter what you do or who you build with. It concerned me a lot to begin with but once you accept it things are a…

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Arc
Sep 08, 2007 10:48 pm
memphis
memphis
9 September 2007

Draftsman costs

Draftsman costs

Sounds fair to me, I paid 3% of a approx total build cost, about $4.5k on a renovation Being double storey it might be more expensive?

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memphis
Sep 09, 2007 12:06 pm
memphis

Hi Everyone, just thought I wouls share some progress with you all. yesterday we spent 7 hours with the bricklayer marking out all of the walls on the concrete and…

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MaylandsManor
Sep 09, 2007 6:16 pm
MaylandsManor

Mek - we are putting a lowline tv unit along the wall underneath the window with a 3 seater chaise facing it. …

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bda20
Sep 09, 2007 7:36 pm
Hennig
Hennig
9 September 2007

A question for all.

A question for all.

O.K. Now onto the difficult one. How many consultants are actually knowledgeable? I refer to comments noted above regarding siting orientation. From my experience…

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Hennig
Sep 09, 2007 10:48 pm
perryr
perryr
10 September 2007

Custom Design Lowset

Custom Design Lowset
QLD

Nice design - and a very good price too. Well done. I've seen prices of up to $20k per square - so this seems like very good value.

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perryr
Sep 10, 2007 9:41 am
ahuang
ahuang
10 September 2007

Site Costs Question

Site Costs Question
VIC

Depending on your engineering report, you might not need concrete piers. If you look at Helen's blog (http://tandtheoz.blogspot.com/), you will see that they used a…

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ahuang
Sep 10, 2007 11:31 am
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
10 September 2007

Clarendon

Clarendon
NSW

Normally builders will have promotion when business is not going well as expected... Things might have changed, personal experience last year is, when compared with…

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ahuang
Sep 10, 2007 12:04 pm
ahuang
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
10 September 2007

when do they do a curb???

when do they do a curb???

The white pipe will most probably be an indicator pipe for the sewer connection. over here in WA most estates i have seen the curbing goes in before the black top…

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Perth_Euro
Sep 10, 2007 7:24 pm
ahuang
ahuang
11 September 2007

Henley in Melbourne

Henley in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I've cut and paste a section I posted on a different thread here on **** and workmanship quality. Insist on the same quality as the display,…

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ahuang
Sep 11, 2007 6:27 pm
ahuang
matt walker
matt walker
12 September 2007

what is pros and cons of hardiplank on the new double-story

what is pros and cons of hardiplank on the new double-story

You have other options too: Colourbond cladding Rendered Blueboard etc...

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matt walker
Sep 12, 2007 10:56 am
matt walker
matt walker
matt walker
12 September 2007

Friendly advise to H*e*n***ly

Friendly advise to H*e*n***ly

kdee simple question? Why would you come in here jump up and down, make a heap of noise and get people fired up about a cause and then say: "At this…

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matt walker
Sep 12, 2007 4:10 pm
matt walker
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
12 September 2007

Electric stuff

Electric stuff

In Sydney, it is about $30 -40 per downright to install, but I was quoted by a builder $85 just for the conduit today.

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rldragon2003
Sep 12, 2007 9:04 pm
donuts
donuts
12 September 2007

Builders

Builders

Hopefully we'll be able to vote a resounding yes once it's all over. So far we have been very impressed with our builder although we have not yet paid deposit or signed…

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donuts
Sep 12, 2007 9:47 pm
donuts
Michelle
Michelle
13 September 2007

What is the Lock-Up stage?

What is the Lock-Up stage?

Lock up is when you can finally get to lock up your newly built home…….IF YOU HAVE A FRONT DOOR TO LOCK!!!!! :shock:

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Michelle
Sep 13, 2007 12:03 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
13 September 2007

Feature Walls

Feature Walls

NO!!!!! Sounds great!!! :D

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Michelle
Sep 13, 2007 12:58 pm
Michelle
Buggy
Buggy
13 September 2007

Building cost first up! And what do all these people do?

Building cost first up! And what do all these people do?

Structural engineers - to check and certify buildings for their structural adequacy; to certify designs for submission of plans for Building Licence approval. I was told…

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Buggy
Sep 13, 2007 4:53 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
13 September 2007

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis
VIC

I believe "YSSIM" built the hamilton. Perhaps PM her and hopefully she can help you out.…

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vanderlay
Sep 13, 2007 4:58 pm
vanderlay
firstbuild
firstbuild
13 September 2007

Our House Plan - Suggestions & Comments Welcomed

Our House Plan - Suggestions & Comments Welcomed
WA

Hi Milt, Sorry the scanned figures on the plan didn't come out too well. The total house is approx 360sqm (this includes the alfresco 33sqm & Garage 50sqm). And…

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firstbuild
Sep 13, 2007 10:31 pm
matt walker
matt walker
13 September 2007

new blog

new blog

I have added it here: http://www.mattwalker.id.au Click the link at the bottom of the page with the links to all the blogs...

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matt walker
Sep 14, 2007 12:23 am
matt walker
milt
milt
14 September 2007

Our custom house, your comments please?

Our custom house, your comments please?

Excellent ideas "god I love this site" I think what I'll do is move the ensuite to where the WIR is, move the WIR to that little useless area by the master. The…

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milt
Sep 14, 2007 10:30 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
14 September 2007

Update - Fixing Stage + Some inside painting 13/9

Update - Fixing Stage + Some inside painting 13/9
VIC

You mentioned:"Ensuite: (the different colour drawers should match well when everything finished -they dont now!!) " If they don't match now, how…

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vanderlay
Sep 14, 2007 11:03 am
vanderlay
Di
Di
14 September 2007

Commercial Renovations

Commercial Renovations

Hi Everyone, Does anyone know anything about Commerical Renovations, if so just a couple of Questions. Is it best to go to a Builder and for him to do everything Council…

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Di
Sep 14, 2007 2:53 pm
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Michelle
Sep 14, 2007 3:09 pm
Michelle
Arc
Arc
15 September 2007

Roof: Colourbond vs Tiles

Roof: Colourbond vs Tiles

We are currently renting a house with a tiled roof. Over the last few months, my husband has locked himself out of our house twice - one during…

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Arc
Sep 15, 2007 2:19 am
Casa2
Casa2
15 September 2007

I'm going to start a building company...

I'm going to start a building company...

Let me guess the name will be... ****** :lol:

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Casa2
Sep 15, 2007 6:12 pm
pasey25
pasey25
15 September 2007

Darmon Homes

Darmon Homes
VIC

Pasey25, I think the base price of the Allure was $314K. But once you get it up the what you REALLY want you would probably be looking at about…

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pasey25
Sep 15, 2007 9:11 pm
pasey25
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
17 September 2007

We've Signed with Clarendon

We've Signed with Clarendon
1, 2, 3

Setbacks in older areas are governed by DCP 3 (developmental control plan). However if your building in the Kellyville/Rouse Hill area then you're covered…

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rldragon2003
Sep 17, 2007 5:05 pm
ewan
ewan
18 September 2007

Independant Building Inspectors

Independant Building Inspectors
VIC

Oh Ok, in that case I'll PM you.

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ewan
Sep 18, 2007 6:19 pm
ewan
penjay
penjay
18 September 2007

Grout Question

Grout Question

Just checked - ours is painted too. It looks better becuse it ties the tiles in with the wall.

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penjay
Sep 19, 2007 12:53 am
penjay
Sallyho
Sallyho
19 September 2007

Site Supervisor

Site Supervisor

Jac02 - any updates over night???

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Sallyho
Sep 19, 2007 11:14 am
arkraider
arkraider
19 September 2007

Consturction Drawings and contracts

Consturction Drawings and contracts
VIC

I know we aren't supposed to name names here but our RH canterbury has been back to the drawing board 5 times since we started talking to them and we haven't signed a…

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arkraider
Sep 19, 2007 4:15 pm
arkraider
memphis
memphis
19 September 2007

Definition of 'new' product in building contract - Urugghhhh

Definition of 'new' product in building contract - Urugghhhh

Ok, so from the pic we can see they are wet, but im going to have to say I dont think they are ruined, I really think they will dry out no worries. I mean, its not like…

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memphis
Sep 19, 2007 4:23 pm
memphis
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 September 2007

Changing Plans

Changing Plans

It might cost you $7 - but I'd be buying this before I go any further with speculation or dodging a builder. But at least you will get it straight from the horses…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 19, 2007 8:42 pm
Yak_Chat
ahuang
ahuang
20 September 2007

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

It seems quite common in Sydney. if you don't get their air con, you can't install it during the construction. One other option is to get your builder to do the ducting…

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ahuang
Sep 21, 2007 12:03 am
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
20 September 2007

Contract - Tips

Contract - Tips

You might want to have a look at the payment terms. Lots of builder only leave very low % (of the total amount) for the last one (hand over), which is a bit unfair. If you…

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ahuang
Sep 21, 2007 12:23 am
ahuang
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
21 September 2007

Install the ducted air-conditioning on double story home aft

Install the ducted air-conditioning on double story home aft

Got 2 questions, if you are getting your builder to do the ducting pipes, and then you get someone else to do the machine later, just…

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Cookiemonster
Sep 21, 2007 9:40 am
commodorenut
commodorenut
22 September 2007

Site Access

Site Access
1, 2

That's cool!…

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commodorenut
Sep 22, 2007 11:59 pm
commodorenut
Michelle
Michelle
23 September 2007

Not sure if this is right.

Not sure if this is right.
WA

Structurally….this will be ok. :D BUT…..I am not GAME to say what’s on my mind about what has happened here! I…

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Michelle
Sep 23, 2007 6:11 pm
Michelle


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