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kexkez
kexkez
6 October 2008

Maylands manor has power and water! pics update

Maylands manor has power and water! pics update
SA

Your home is looking fabulous. I love the painting. can;t wait to see it all finished.

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kexkez
Oct 06, 2008 7:56 pm
kexkez
wonderland
wonderland
6 October 2008

Porter davis site costs

Porter davis site costs
VIC

Im not building with PD but i did get a quote off them. My land wont title until mid next year. But because they had built display homes and other houses in that estate,…

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wonderland
Oct 06, 2008 10:26 pm
wonderland
penny73
penny73
7 October 2008

What should I spend my electrical budget on??

What should I spend my electrical budget on??
VIC

Wow I have added quite a few and depending on what the electrical totals I might add some more Greg - Thanks for that explanation that is a couple of things I dont need…

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penny73
Oct 07, 2008 3:40 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 October 2008

Urgent- post contract variations by builder

Urgent- post contract variations by builder
VIC

From what I understand, all post contract variations have to be signed by the builder and owner. So, if I'm right, unless you sign the variation, it's not valid.

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Casa2
Oct 07, 2008 9:45 pm
travis
travis
8 October 2008

Seeking for draughtsman and Duplex/doublestorey builders

Seeking for draughtsman and Duplex/doublestorey builders
VIC

well im at the verry start just been tidying up back yard have to get rid of a 6x8m shed free if anyone wants it,i would like to get some plans drawn up can you recomend…

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travis
Oct 08, 2008 10:26 am
buildingcheck
buildingcheck
8 October 2008

Clay Tiles versus Concrete Tiles

Clay Tiles versus Concrete Tiles

Thanks I_Build I'll try that.

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buildingcheck
Oct 08, 2008 10:56 am
kranskydan
kranskydan
8 October 2008

help with house - design

help with house - design

awesome, thanks heaps guys and gals!!!!!

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kranskydan
Oct 08, 2008 1:23 pm
kranskydan
nh
nh
8 October 2008

Anyone built and is happy with their builder?

Anyone built and is happy with their builder?
1, 2

Hi nh, we are about to commence building the Brookvale 50 which is one of the display homes at Riverdale. My experience with the sales guy down…

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nh
Oct 08, 2008 4:42 pm
VJ
VJ
8 October 2008

Our vent........!!!!!!!!!!

Our vent........!!!!!!!!!!
NSW
1, 2

The errors were fixed today with a bit of to-ing & fro-ing via email. All has been sorted. I have signed off on all final docs, plans, contract, etc... &…

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VJ
Oct 08, 2008 7:27 pm
VJ
beegeers
beegeers
8 October 2008

OMG - Gippsland woes!

OMG - Gippsland woes!
VIC

Hi scrappinfreak Our builder is Roseleigh homes who is based in Warragul - your way. So far they have been wonderful to work with - flexible in making changes and…

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beegeers
Oct 08, 2008 7:54 pm
d@n
d@n
8 October 2008

Cable attached to house

Cable attached to house

sounds like optus cable.

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d@n
Oct 08, 2008 9:27 pm
Toast
Toast
9 October 2008

M3tricon price increase

M3tricon price increase
VIC

Every time I've ever been to a display home (and not just M) they're always telling me the price is going up. Yes, the price goes up every 2 weeks, but that doesn't mean…

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Toast
Oct 09, 2008 11:25 am
Toast
davino
davino
9 October 2008

Broken Frame - okay??

Broken Frame - okay??

Hey, thanks for the replies. Yes IB it is the tail (end triangle of the frame) and yes it was delivered like that. to_do_list - ill sure be going and have a closer look…

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davino
Oct 09, 2008 11:50 am
gpierce
gpierce
9 October 2008

Retention Tank problems

Retention Tank problems

I'm sure this depends on where you live, but our council requires OSD details are submitted with the DA, not a separate DA. Here, I needed a hydraulic engineer to draw…

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gpierce
Oct 09, 2008 12:02 pm
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy
9 October 2008

Anyone building with Simonds Home

Anyone building with Simonds Home
VIC

Simonds were more than happy for us to do changes, we did a LOT of extra inclusions also (Approx $30,000 worth) and they were more than happy to let us change things, we…

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Miss Piggy
Oct 09, 2008 1:10 pm
Miss Piggy
Fustrated
Fustrated
9 October 2008

Anyone Built with Ventura Homes?? (WA)

Anyone Built with Ventura Homes?? (WA)
WA

We are currently building with Ventura and would NEVER build with them again... It has been nothing but problems, from the paperwork to now the construction. We have…

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Fustrated
Oct 09, 2008 1:42 pm
claego
claego
9 October 2008

Building with Simonds - Mahogany

Building with Simonds - Mahogany
VIC

The construction of my house is about to start, properly I can give you more details down the track But for the admin process, it is slow.. it took me 6 whole months…

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claego
Oct 09, 2008 3:44 pm
claego
claego
9 October 2008

First mistake....

First mistake....

Yeah i know the 5 days is mainly for lawyer to look at the contract, but i also use that to change my mind with a few things... and the builder actually is ok.. they…

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claego
Oct 09, 2008 5:11 pm
Newbies
Newbies
9 October 2008

Niche tiling issue- UPDATE

Niche tiling issue- UPDATE
VIC
1, 2

woo hoo!!! Glad it's all sorted JoBen! Hehe...glad u didnt have to fight for it! :D

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Newbies
Oct 09, 2008 6:05 pm
Newbies
Teddy Bär
Teddy Bär
9 October 2008

G. J. Gardner - Nowra NSW

G. J. Gardner - Nowra NSW
NSW

Southies, Thanks for the link. Had read that thread some time ago and while OldSalt's information is gone Heartbroken's story is terrifying. Something to keep in mind…

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Teddy Bär
Oct 09, 2008 6:12 pm
Garn
Garn
9 October 2008

FIXED PRICE CONTRACT

FIXED PRICE CONTRACT

Hi, the best advice is, if you don't understand the contract, get a solicitor to look over it and answer all the questions you have. They should explain it to you, what…

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Garn
Oct 09, 2008 8:11 pm
velcro
velcro
10 October 2008

Got site costs, and q about Boral Port Phillip bricks?

Got site costs, and q about Boral Port Phillip bricks?
VIC

Thanks, no, they didnt have that, or even a display at the moment because they are renovating. We are going to go for a drive to the next nearest display which of…

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velcro
Oct 10, 2008 7:48 am
amilelka
amilelka
10 October 2008

Photoshop help needed pretty please

Photoshop help needed pretty please

Thanks for all your kind comments, I'm glad you like it :D

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amilelka
Oct 10, 2008 11:47 am
woodsey
woodsey
10 October 2008

I have my fixed price contract, but is it really fixed?

I have my fixed price contract, but is it really fixed?
VIC

we started 30th June and by 30th July we had slab and frame completed ;) goes so quickly even the lock up and fixed stages, we are now in the final stage and it feels like…

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woodsey
Oct 10, 2008 12:34 pm
mudmap
mudmap
10 October 2008

How do you know if you need developer approval?

How do you know if you need developer approval?
VIC

velcro Bosco Jonson are surveyors but they may have the task of checking that the restrictions have been adhered to so give them a call.

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mudmap
Oct 10, 2008 1:57 pm
BT Builder
BT Builder
10 October 2008

Scyon Linea Weatherboard - good or bad reports??

Scyon Linea Weatherboard - good or bad reports??

Hi Fenny, I've been building homes for about 12 years now, and for the last 4 years I've been using the Linea weatherboard. It is a good product, it paints up…

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BT Builder
Oct 10, 2008 3:54 pm
Toast
Toast
10 October 2008

M3tricon has sacked us - Absolutely amazing

M3tricon has sacked us - Absolutely amazing
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Good stuff Dale! I'm glad you got it sorted in the end! Onward and upward!

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Toast
Oct 10, 2008 4:30 pm
Toast
Rachelle
Rachelle
12 October 2008

Has anyone used Boral Macquarie Walnut roof tiles

Has anyone used Boral Macquarie Walnut roof tiles

me too! desperate for some pics I mean.

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Rachelle
Oct 12, 2008 5:41 pm
Southies
Southies
12 October 2008

Colours Appointment

Colours Appointment
QLD

Congrats on biting the bullet. You'll be so happy at the appt, that you had e/thing sorted 1st. NOthing like being unprepared to add pressure to the building process.…

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Southies
Oct 12, 2008 7:23 pm
Southies
Michelle
Michelle
13 October 2008

Barge???

Barge???

This is a Bargeboard. :wink:

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Michelle
Oct 13, 2008 2:37 pm
Michelle
joles
joles
13 October 2008

Giving out blogs..

Giving out blogs..
1, 2

Newbies... I'm waiting for Betty: The Blog Jo :wink:

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joles
Oct 13, 2008 4:55 pm
joles
shazburger
shazburger
13 October 2008

PD additional charges due to land settlement delay

PD additional charges due to land settlement delay
VIC
1, 2

I know when we signed with PD and paid our initial $600 it was made very clear that this would only hold our price until Jan 09. Maybe your sale rep forgot to tell you…

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shazburger
Oct 13, 2008 7:47 pm
shazburger
Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
13 October 2008

COLOUR SELECTION IS DOING MY HEAD IN!!!

COLOUR SELECTION IS DOING MY HEAD IN!!!

My wife and I have had the last 4 weeks of complete hatred of each others wants for the ensuite. Finally after flicking through what feels like thousands of bathroom…

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Daffy Duck
Oct 13, 2008 8:16 pm
oztish
oztish
13 October 2008

Getting a little edgy about our land price....

Getting a little edgy about our land price....

I agree with some of the previous posters - I don't think land values will diminish. We bought in Aurora Estate, North Epping in Oct 07 (settled in March this year) and…

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oztish
Oct 13, 2008 8:40 pm
smeagol
smeagol
14 October 2008

Can a builder do this???

Can a builder do this???

Hi Claego, No they haven't the Customer service guy just informed me via emails that they will send me a bill but i haven't received it yet. I will scan and post the…

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smeagol
Oct 14, 2008 8:10 am
smeagol
Casa2
Casa2
14 October 2008

Did you get a solicitor to look over your building contract?

Did you get a solicitor to look over your building contract?
NSW

We signed our contract about 4 months ago. After that came all the detailed stuff. Also, all the PCVs. Plans, elevations, colour selections,…

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Casa2
Oct 14, 2008 11:31 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
14 October 2008

House facade colours - colorbond website

House facade colours - colorbond website
NSW

Cool site. Are there any others like it?

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buildingadreamhome
Oct 14, 2008 1:01 pm
buildingadreamhome
chloe787
chloe787
14 October 2008

Boral Roof Tiles - Savanna

Boral Roof Tiles - Savanna

We are building two story house and really like the Boral Roof - Savanna Windsor, but we have trouble working out the colour for the linear board which cover most of…

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chloe787
Oct 14, 2008 3:38 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
15 October 2008

Anyone used Modular Walls?

Anyone used Modular Walls?
NSW

I think it's produced in sheets the height you need - so unless you're building a wall higher than 1.8m - I don't think there is a joint. Compared to brick wall - half…

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stonecutter1309
Oct 15, 2008 6:31 am
stonecutter1309
supapig
supapig
15 October 2008

Connecting services to our house

Connecting services to our house

I should explain the front house is a old house the back yard has been sub divided. The house at the front already has power connected from the street in over head lines.…

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supapig
Oct 15, 2008 8:18 am
Paula
Paula
15 October 2008

Cost of adding an ensuite to a new build.

Cost of adding an ensuite to a new build.

You will LOVE it Jo!!! I think its worth the money to have your own space. Mmm what to delete??? Not the bar :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Paula
Oct 15, 2008 10:57 am
Paula
Southies
Southies
15 October 2008

Building Specification Checklist

Building Specification Checklist

Hi mikeg12 - welcome. Great forum to get advice. I think though, you'd get better responses if you started a thread in the Owner Builder sectoin.

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Southies
Oct 15, 2008 11:46 am
Southies
stillwaters
stillwaters
15 October 2008

How to find information on a builder??

How to find information on a builder??
VIC

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I think references may the the only way to go, only problem is that any smart builder would only give you references for builds that go…

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stillwaters
Oct 15, 2008 1:06 pm
supapig
supapig
15 October 2008

Underground Powerpit

Underground Powerpit

Hi all I was wondering if anyone was building on subdivided land? We are currently and were asked by our builder to put in a service pit request. This is so we can have…

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supapig
Oct 15, 2008 3:11 pm
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
15 October 2008

First Homebuyers Grant Increase to $21k

First Homebuyers Grant Increase to $21k
NSW
1, 2

Hmmm... new 13 square house plus 4 square garage 70kms from Melbourne CBD = $240,000 ... so $221,000 after FHOG for established houses... Still…

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Back Pocket
Oct 15, 2008 5:08 pm
Southies
Southies
15 October 2008

BIG KEV Building Inspection Reports

BIG KEV Building Inspection Reports
NSW

Any particular reason why you didn't have the pre-plaster inspection, waterhaven?

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Southies
Oct 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Southies
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
15 October 2008

New Display Village Opening (34 Homes). Mernda/Doreen Area.

New Display Village Opening (34 Homes). Mernda/Doreen Area.
VIC

I did a drive through on sunday and quite alot of them are open already. I'm not sure which ones, but I have been through the orbit homes ones, they opened quite a few weeks back.

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wakeboardandy
Oct 15, 2008 7:29 pm
wakeboardandy
Eager
Eager
15 October 2008

A dilemma...

A dilemma...

Here's a different view. Up until a couple of days ago you weren't going to get the $21k anyway, so if you miss out, have you really lost anything? Your budget, no doubt,…

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Eager
Oct 15, 2008 8:22 pm
Eager
Judie
Judie
15 October 2008

Knocking Down Costs - Can we sell anything to get some back?

Knocking Down Costs - Can we sell anything to get some back?

Hi dflaks. Just wanted to welcome another building in Ku-ring-gai. It doesn't sound like you'll get the house out without damaging/removing the trees. Might be better to…

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Judie
Oct 15, 2008 8:26 pm
Judie
piranha
piranha
16 October 2008

No Footing

No Footing

good point sounds like a legit concern to me maybe something you need to speak to engineer about

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piranha
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