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Maxie
Maxie
16 July 2008

Slowest Builder...

Slowest Builder...
NSW

Oh, that is a tempting idea...... :D

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Maxie
Jul 16, 2008 11:21 pm
Maxie
Moodyfish
Moodyfish
17 July 2008

Design for a small lot 20x20m

Design for a small lot 20x20m

Which state are you in, kittycat?? Sigh....11X35....lol.. fallen madly in love with my block!

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Moodyfish
Jul 17, 2008 10:19 am
Moodyfish
petal
petal
17 July 2008

PD Process

PD Process
VIC
1, 2

:lol: :lol: :lol: Clever thinking!!!!!!!!!!!! Make 'em wait as loooooooong as possible for your hard earned $$$$!!!!!! Wish I'd thought of that :roll: :lol:

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petal
Jul 17, 2008 11:44 pm
petal
clath
clath
18 July 2008

mortar rust

mortar rust

Thanks to do list for your reply. actually have the 3month maintenance coming up this Monday will point out the issue to them. :)

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clath
Jul 19, 2008 12:18 am
clath
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
19 July 2008

The race is on!!!

The race is on!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I just did my morning blog check and saw your "picture" Again, Congratulations!!!! You must be rapt. B&P, you won't be far off. Nearly there :wink:

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House-To-Be
Jul 19, 2008 12:15 pm
Mikaela_D
Mikaela_D
19 July 2008

Building a design that isnt for sale any more

Building a design that isnt for sale any more
SA

If I were in your exact position, I would have a good look at the old plan on the brochure, then go to Builder B and describe it to them as they draw it up rough, not…

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Mikaela_D
Jul 19, 2008 11:19 pm
Mikaela_D
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
19 July 2008

Brickwall over the foundation, easy to fix?

Brickwall over the foundation, easy to fix?

I want to know the answer as well, We have the same issues. Is it a structure problem? How did your builder fix it?

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rldragon2003
Jul 20, 2008 12:48 am
Louise4499
Louise4499
20 July 2008

Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD

Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD
QLD

We have recently got our Brisbane City Councils approvals through - all approved! :D Our estate stated we needed to be 1.5 metres from all boundaries, with a 6 metre…

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Louise4499
Jul 20, 2008 11:36 am
joles
joles
20 July 2008

PD national tiles appointment OUCH!!!

PD national tiles appointment OUCH!!!
VIC

Joles - I agree I didnt really mind too much spending the money on the tiles I agree with what you say just needed to post in here as I was…

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joles
Jul 20, 2008 1:13 pm
joles
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 July 2008

Re-routing grey water????

Re-routing grey water????

Oznow - It's best to filter the water before you put it into a hose. There are commercial options around or you could even use an old stocking . Filtering it stops the…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 20, 2008 4:32 pm
Yak_Chat
Paula
Paula
20 July 2008

bricks and mortar colour

bricks and mortar colour

Always worth asking a…

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Paula
Jul 20, 2008 5:05 pm
Paula
joles
joles
20 July 2008

For TDL or any other engineery types.

For TDL or any other engineery types.

Mmmm :th: , Beginning to think I may follow Eager's lead on this and pull pin on the whole thing and revert to standard which is nothing out there at all. :shock: I think they may…

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joles
Jul 20, 2008 6:47 pm
joles
joles
joles
20 July 2008

M3tric0n & Hebel

M3tric0n & Hebel
VIC

Hi Damo, Yes me again. :oops: :oops: No personal experience. If you can't get any feedback from anyone, why don't you head around to the older displays that used Hebel. M or any…

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joles
Jul 20, 2008 7:22 pm
joles
photogirl
photogirl
20 July 2008

Underfloor or hydronic heating

Underfloor or hydronic heating
VIC

Hi Damo We are having the panels. The size of the panel unit/s is determined by the room size and window size. So we have a range of sizes. To give you an idea our…

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photogirl
Jul 20, 2008 10:33 pm
PIP
PIP
21 July 2008

Carlisle Homes...it continues

Carlisle Homes...it continues
VIC

Hey Matt, Only 6 months! I still have a couple of maintenance jobs to be completed, one of which is quite a big job & I've just past the 12 month mark with C.H. I win.

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PIP
Jul 21, 2008 5:32 pm
Tolstoy
Tolstoy
21 July 2008

Cost of Render Facade?

Cost of Render Facade?

Thanks for the feedback guys. Might see if I can find a reliable tradie in the area to get it done after handover. Looks great and completes the house facade - but is pricey.

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Tolstoy
Jul 21, 2008 6:01 pm
dhess
dhess
22 July 2008

Rehau plastic plumbing

Rehau plastic plumbing

Its meant to be good, but at the end o fthe day I don't think its much cheaper. What you save in piping you end up paying dor all of the proprietry fittings. I recently…

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dhess
Jul 22, 2008 2:07 am
Marisa
Marisa
22 July 2008

LOOKING FOR COMPANIES ON NSW THAT BUILD CHARACTER COTTAGES

LOOKING FOR COMPANIES ON NSW THAT BUILD CHARACTER COTTAGES
NSW

young homes look great but I am really keen on a weatherboard cottage - looks like Harkway and Story book are the way to go... :D

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Marisa
Jul 22, 2008 2:04 pm
Mike13
Mike13
22 July 2008

I'm back and ready to build! Slab update 20/07

I'm back and ready to build! Slab update 20/07
QLD
1, 2

Looks good, it seems we are around 3 month behind you now. It all depends on the council now Mike

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Mike13
Jul 22, 2008 2:51 pm
Mike13
ahuang
ahuang
22 July 2008

Update and possible problems

Update and possible problems

regarding the wet slab, may be check for a leak somewhere? Do you have a photo? If it's from somewhere underground then you could have a bigger problem... If it still…

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ahuang
Jul 22, 2008 3:57 pm
ahuang
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
22 July 2008

help with budgeting

help with budgeting
SA

What is the standard kitchen and bathroom package like? You may want to upgrade the benchtops now - it could be tricky to do later. When it comes to extra costs - our…

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stonecutter1309
Jul 22, 2008 6:04 pm
stonecutter1309
builderpete
builderpete
22 July 2008

Lightweight & Render vs Brick

Lightweight & Render vs Brick

i would be cautious of having colour mixed in to your render. its easy to pick out areas that are a few shades off, especially if some bits need touching up. With the…

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builderpete
Jul 22, 2008 10:08 pm
summergrace
summergrace
22 July 2008

custom design bulider in Melbourne

custom design bulider in Melbourne
VIC

We are doing the same research, just that we are now debating whether to go with a builder designer or architect. These are a few. They all should be able to help you with…

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summergrace
Jul 22, 2008 10:22 pm
Paula
Paula
23 July 2008

My turn for a whinge!

My turn for a whinge!
TAS
1, 2

:lol: :lol: :lol: Mmm sorry my space isnt that big that it needs a…

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Paula
Jul 23, 2008 9:31 am
Paula
Tam
Tam
23 July 2008

Opinions on ensuite/WIR plans?

Opinions on ensuite/WIR plans?
1, 2, 3

This will make it hard for a towell rail and the toilet roll holder. I put in a slider in the ensuite and now wish I hadn't. Tam

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Tam
Jul 23, 2008 2:41 pm
Tam
brittany
brittany
23 July 2008

Oh, come on now...

Oh, come on now...
1, 2, 3, 4

Poor adlse - I couldn't bare the waiting another four weeks :( and I'd just go the tree planting. Compensation would be good - but don't get your hopes set on it.

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brittany
Jul 23, 2008 5:04 pm
brittany
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 July 2008

Hebel vs Blueboard vs Brick?

Hebel vs Blueboard vs Brick?
SA

Rob, As per above, consider foam and concrete. There will be a house open in Adelaide on Sustainable house day that has used this technology. Owned and designed by a…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 23, 2008 9:34 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 July 2008

HWS

HWS

You know what I'm going to say - Post pics - then we can suggest :D

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Yak_Chat
Jul 23, 2008 9:39 pm
Yak_Chat
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d@n
Jul 24, 2008 1:00 am
Paula
Paula
24 July 2008

New to it all- General Advice please!!

New to it all- General Advice please!!
QLD

welcome to the fourm PrincessB, Cant answer your questions but enjoy your time here and I'm sure you will get lots of information here.

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Paula
Jul 24, 2008 6:03 pm
Paula

Does this sound right for an MD class slab?

Does this sound right for an MD class slab?

Hi Petal Yes, I thought the name was more than appropriate - it's been nine months of red tape and very poor customer service and we still don't look any closer to…

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overthebuildingprocess
Jul 24, 2008 7:35 pm
miss81
miss81
24 July 2008

We can't have the tiles we ordered? WHAT?????

We can't have the tiles we ordered? WHAT?????

Well after getting very angry at the SS, and sending an 'angry' email to head office, we got a lovely call from our CSR today informing us that our tiles will be here in…

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miss81
Jul 24, 2008 10:46 pm
miss81
Toast
Toast
24 July 2008

Just bought a land = convancing?

Just bought a land = convancing?

Glad your worries were resolved. I know it can be a bit daunting at first! If you're like a lot of us, you're doing this for the first time and there is A LOT of…

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Toast
Jul 24, 2008 11:06 pm
Toast
Subhashish
Subhashish
25 July 2008

Building Update [25/07] Home on the Horizon !!

Building Update [25/07] Home on the Horizon !!
VIC

H3nley called up yesterday to let us know that our building permit have come through !! But also gave us a not so good news - Our survey pegs were missing. So they…

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Subhashish
Jul 25, 2008 5:11 pm
Subhashish
bessie
bessie
25 July 2008

Tree Root Barrier

Tree Root Barrier

Thank you so much for your prompt replies, all extremely informative and really appreciated! I did forget to mention that because of our sloping block we will not be…

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bessie
Jul 25, 2008 8:33 pm
chloe787
chloe787
26 July 2008

Very new...rock block?

Very new...rock block?
VIC

This is our block which has a 'H' Class. :( We also have some rocks and still waiting for our builder's cost on the extra piers The neighbor has a bore because of…

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chloe787
Jul 26, 2008 12:50 pm
Michelle
Michelle
26 July 2008

Help - External Colours!

Help - External Colours!

Good luck with it all!!!! :D

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Michelle
Jul 26, 2008 10:44 pm
Michelle
Judie
Judie
26 July 2008

NSW Basix & detention tanks...

NSW Basix & detention tanks...
NSW

Ancient Mariner - these costs are specific to Ku-ring-gai Council. They like to make you jump through flaming hoops! I feel the pain: I'm trying to jump them right now. Judie

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Judie
Jul 26, 2008 11:21 pm
Judie
kkaz
kkaz
27 July 2008

Steep Site Costs

Steep Site Costs

[quote=" The shadecloth may be due to the proximity to the trainline - to prevent tools and objects falling onto the lines and tracks. Hmmm... I never thought…

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kkaz
Jul 27, 2008 9:08 am
Justin
Justin
27 July 2008

Should we be concerned bad feedback on our builder

Should we be concerned bad feedback on our builder

In my opinion if you're dealing with a builder that does any type of volume, the concept of them being "your builder" is really just a fallacy. I believe builders such as…

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Justin
Jul 27, 2008 2:27 pm
Clarity
Clarity
27 July 2008

Our journey begins …

Our journey begins …
NSW
1, 2

Congrats on your demolition, hope you were able to see it! Your floor plans and elevation and mock up plans look fantastic! I think its a great design especially…

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Clarity
Jul 27, 2008 3:50 pm
Clarity
kyiee81
kyiee81
27 July 2008

Is this OK. I know I wouldn't have been happy .... :(

Is this OK. I know I wouldn't have been happy .... :(

The house next door to us is being built at the moment. Obviously, they are having great difficulty attracting a brickie, because everything…

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kyiee81
Jul 27, 2008 8:59 pm
kyiee81
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
28 July 2008

Site Costs?

Site Costs?
1, 2

All our sites costs were included, except for any slab variation, we allowed an extra $5,000 when we signed our contract. Our soil test showed we…

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Tony & Emma
Jul 28, 2008 9:25 am
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
28 July 2008

******* Deliveries (Or where did my other stuff go?)

******* Deliveries (Or where did my other stuff go?)

best of luck getting them back! Don't like your chances much though as I think somebody else has built a barbie with them by now.

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Peter_OZ
Jul 28, 2008 9:50 am
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
28 July 2008

Looking for a PCI inspector at Craigieburn area

Looking for a PCI inspector at Craigieburn area
VIC

Hi Guys, for you who got Kevin to inspect your home. How long did it take to receive your report? It's been nearly a week and I still haven't got the list. Not sure this…

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tomking.chen
Jul 28, 2008 10:56 am
tomking.chen
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
28 July 2008

Standing ground

Standing ground

Hello everyone, Well it has been a busy time in the past few months, but we recently attended our PCI, which was surpising given that the house…

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Peter_OZ
Jul 28, 2008 11:06 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 July 2008

some houses do go up fast

some houses do go up fast
QLD

Got your drift....works for me.

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to_do_list
Jul 28, 2008 12:54 pm
to_do_list
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
28 July 2008

has anyone built with burbank.

has anyone built with burbank.

Our payment break-down is slightly different, we pay 35% on lock up and 25% on…

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Tony & Emma
Jul 28, 2008 4:42 pm
Toast
Toast
29 July 2008

Nearly there!!

Nearly there!!
1, 2

Its stencilled concrete but I think it looks great. The website our builder told us to look at for colour and pattern options was

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Toast
Jul 29, 2008 10:24 am
Toast
Peer
Peer
29 July 2008

Disappointed in marketing of Display Homes

Disappointed in marketing of Display Homes
QLD
1, 2

So far I found only Allcastle homes to be reasonable in terms of base price. Their price include what ever you see on display (- coverings and…

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Peer
Jul 29, 2008 1:29 pm

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