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Candylea
Candylea
9 November 2009

contracts - practical completion, payment points , damages

contracts - practical completion, payment points , damages

Don't know about other builders... but where I work, you don't get your keys until you've paid everything. Saying that, they would have completed everything so you don't…

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Candylea
Nov 09, 2009 9:43 pm
Candylea
Annietom
Annietom
9 November 2009

Please help me, I need a Landscape Plan.

Please help me, I need a Landscape Plan.
VIC

my local nursery Grevillea in Werribee did my landscape plan (front & back) for $500 - on computer... pretty good too

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Annietom
Nov 09, 2009 10:55 pm
Annietom
kek
kek
10 November 2009

advice on downlights that are incorrectly located

advice on downlights that are incorrectly located

It's a ridiculous shortcoming in the design process - there should be a simple computer application where the electrical plan can be overlaid on the roof truss…

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kek
Nov 10, 2009 8:17 am
kek
DIVYA
DIVYA
10 November 2009

kitchen caeserstone different to bathrooms?? opinions??

kitchen caeserstone different to bathrooms?? opinions??

I have different colors in kitchen and bath, ensuite,powder room. In Kitchen, i went with Zulu caesarstone benchtop and cabinets: Stipple seal and overhead cabinets :…

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DIVYA
Nov 10, 2009 12:47 pm
Moogles
Moogles
10 November 2009

First Draft Delays

First Draft Delays
NSW

Ours was within 2 weeks, this however was just a starting sketch, and was with an independent architect, so don't know whether this would make it any quicker...? Hope you…

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Moogles
Nov 10, 2009 2:49 pm
kek
kek
10 November 2009

Need some assistance - PD Stanford 24

Need some assistance - PD Stanford 24
VIC

Things can be a bit different between the different ranges, so I can't really tell you what's normal for an Access home (we built a Prestige). But you should be able to…

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kek
Nov 10, 2009 4:35 pm
kek
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 November 2009

Slab in hot weather

Slab in hot weather

I am happy that my slab can be done by end of this week, nice dry weather around low 30+ is ok to lay the slab. If the weather is too rainy then there's might need to be…

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rocketleaves
Nov 10, 2009 5:08 pm
calzo
calzo
10 November 2009

M3tr!con people....timeline before building starts??????

M3tr!con people....timeline before building starts??????

We signed our contracts the 8th of may and site start was the 23rd July. We'll be in just after christmas

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calzo
Nov 10, 2009 6:07 pm
buzz
buzz
10 November 2009

from council stamp to site scrape..how long?

from council stamp to site scrape..how long?

Similar to ebyelyakov.... Council approval 13th July, then everything went to the bank they issued ACC on 23rd July, Site start for us was to be within 20 days (business…

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buzz
Nov 10, 2009 8:25 pm
buzz
MagicJ
MagicJ
10 November 2009

We got our keys today!

We got our keys today!

Fabulous news, Caroline, congratulations ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: !!! Hanging out for the pics ::smile:: !

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MagicJ
Nov 10, 2009 8:46 pm
MagicJ
Moogles
Moogles
10 November 2009

Double robes a must have??

Double robes a must have??
WA

I am not sure what a double robe is (100%) but in my bedroom I have 6 sliding doors in my built in - so presuming that is 3 double robes? Thats what I…

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Moogles
Nov 10, 2009 9:16 pm
ssvetec
ssvetec
10 November 2009

Evap Cooling

Evap Cooling
VIC

Thanks - we like the energy efficiency idea of the evap, so were hoping it would be an option for us. Sounds like maybe use with a ceiling fan…

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ssvetec
Nov 10, 2009 9:49 pm
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antnjen
Nov 10, 2009 10:40 pm
jbdave
jbdave
10 November 2009

Small 2 storey house plan - suggestions & opinions please

Small 2 storey house plan - suggestions & opinions please

In my opinion the master bedroom should have a decent window in it. It's ok for the kids to have the highlight windows in order to avoid the overlooking, but not the…

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jbdave
Nov 10, 2009 11:56 pm
ManishU
ManishU
11 November 2009

Coral Homes... how long to get the tender?

Coral Homes... how long to get the tender?
NSW

Hi guys, I have also recently decided to build with Coral Homes at Springfield Lakes. I have decided to build the Fraser 232 on my 856 sq m block. I have paid my initial…

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ManishU
Nov 11, 2009 10:29 am
kb46
kb46
11 November 2009

Our plans

Our plans

I'll head down to Bunnings later and see what size the slim sides of…

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kb46
Nov 11, 2009 2:14 pm
berny
berny
11 November 2009

Is there a cut-off point with BASIX applications?

Is there a cut-off point with BASIX applications?

Hi Everyone I have 2 questions and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has gone through this process or basically could answer them for me. Thanks in advance…

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berny
Nov 11, 2009 3:09 pm
MerndaPD
MerndaPD
11 November 2009

What is the last Chance to do a variation with PD Access....

What is the last Chance to do a variation with PD Access....
VIC

We have paid our deposit, and are wiating for our land to title, then soil tests will be complted, Final drawings have not been completed or even started. What we want…

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MerndaPD
Nov 11, 2009 4:50 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
11 November 2009

anyone building with aussie living/or in new haven?

anyone building with aussie living/or in new haven?
WA

Welcome Sharky55_Shan!! I'm building with Aussie as well (as is Annie.S too) and so far have not had any issues with them :D Fingers crossed it stays that way LOL The…

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Jodie80
Nov 11, 2009 5:04 pm
Jodie80
jbarry
jbarry
11 November 2009

Silver Lustre window frames, with light 2c bricks - Perth

Silver Lustre window frames, with light 2c bricks - Perth
WA

Hi alexjohn Just a suggestion - perhaps post the same post under the Home Decorating section of the forum. I have been reading some posts myself and there are a lot of…

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jbarry
Nov 11, 2009 7:22 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 November 2009

Cost of Brick Veneer versus Double Brick?

Cost of Brick Veneer versus Double Brick?
NSW

I was quoted arond 100k more for full brick for just over 60squares…

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Casa2
Nov 11, 2009 7:50 pm
lisanne
lisanne
11 November 2009

Hooks into brickwork now shade ideas

Hooks into brickwork now shade ideas

It worked!! I left the aircon set to 26.5 today and when I got home it was 26.5 inside!!! YaY! My air con does work! :D lol (I knew it did heheh) One of the corners…

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lisanne
Nov 11, 2009 8:07 pm
suh
suh
11 November 2009

Powder room next to laundry - sink overkill?

Powder room next to laundry - sink overkill?
WA
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regardless of the position of the sink, you still end up with germs on the flush button and tap. We are all doomed!!!! ::hyst::

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suh
Nov 11, 2009 8:16 pm
suh
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
11 November 2009

OUR DREAM HOME (Atlantique 32- 7 Days to handover???)

OUR DREAM HOME (Atlantique 32- 7 Days to handover???)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi BnC what bricks did you choose? Looks like Nougat from one of the pictures I can see but i'm not entirely sure.

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Zerosignal
Nov 11, 2009 9:46 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
12 November 2009

HELP please! Noise coming from inside plastered wall

HELP please! Noise coming from inside plastered wall

unless it's a banging noise and a muffled 'help, let me out'... in which case i'd advise against sealing the wall. ::lol::

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Andronicus
Nov 12, 2009 12:18 am
DIVYA
DIVYA
12 November 2009

Tile with Private - NotwithHenley - Need suggestions please

Tile with Private - NotwithHenley - Need suggestions please
VIC

Tania, I' tried hard to attach the image but I couldn't. If you give me ur email address, I can send it to you all the colors. Floor Tile : Trieste Avorio Gloss…

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DIVYA
Nov 12, 2009 11:00 am
lisanne
lisanne
12 November 2009

Porter Davis - Window Locks

Porter Davis - Window Locks
VIC

This is a quick and easy way of both saving money and not forking out on locks and can always be removed i have used…

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lisanne
Nov 12, 2009 9:16 pm
draco76
draco76
12 November 2009

How many $s required after handover to make it complete :)

How many $s required after handover to make it complete :)
VIC

ahhhh.. still to many to think about after.. and i have not yet even started building ::hyst:: ::hyst:: ::hyst::

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draco76
Nov 12, 2009 11:24 pm
nqdog
nqdog
13 November 2009

Varying a standard HIA contract...

Varying a standard HIA contract...

i guess it depends on the builder you are with. from a builders point of view, there's liquidated damages for if they go over the contract time,…

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nqdog
Nov 13, 2009 6:38 am

here are some more pictures.. if anyone is interested ::cry:: Back sliding door in living room…

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inamet09
Nov 13, 2009 11:16 am
inamet09
suh
suh
13 November 2009

I'm getting a little bit excited....

I'm getting a little bit excited....

We are so close I can almost smell the new furniture... I didnt start a building thread when I joined this forum because... well, i'm a bit lazy and…

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suh
Nov 13, 2009 3:19 pm
suh
suh
suh
13 November 2009

Translucent Glazing

Translucent Glazing
QLD

Can't find prices on there SuH... but this is where we buy, quality is excellent and service is great too...

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suh
Nov 13, 2009 4:25 pm
suh
Princess1
Princess1
13 November 2009

Advice on brick work, link attached to pics.

Advice on brick work, link attached to pics.

Hey Meggsy, We met with our builder on site a few weeks ago & he explained these will be completed at the end with what is known as the "corking" method. What we fail…

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Princess1
Nov 13, 2009 5:06 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
13 November 2009

Hebel or not??

Hebel or not??

If you are going to do a full house render - do hebel it will be much cheaper than render over brickwork. Which builder are you going through? Big M in Victoria have a…

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Zerosignal
Nov 13, 2009 6:57 pm
juljas
juljas
13 November 2009

Our 'Off white' mortar looks light grey...

Our 'Off white' mortar looks light grey...

It's been a couple of weeks since the bricks were done. We thought that it might lighten up too, that's why we hadn't said anything yet. We contacted Coral today who said…

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juljas
Nov 13, 2009 8:04 pm
sbudge
sbudge
13 November 2009

Drainage Advice

Drainage Advice
VIC

Hi, I agree with Joles, the drainage would of been an extra item added to your contract, hence you would of have to pay for it. Additional drainage such as rainwater pits…

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sbudge
Nov 13, 2009 9:07 pm
yellowdieselgolf
yellowdieselgolf
13 November 2009

Maybe building with EB. Is the package worth the $50K??

Maybe building with EB. Is the package worth the $50K??
NSW

My vague replies are included within . . . Basix My BASIX costs were $4000, but it'd depend on your home Standard Site costs My site…

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yellowdieselgolf
Nov 13, 2009 9:21 pm
yellowdieselgolf
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
13 November 2009

Stack stone

Stack stone
VIC

I just wanted Hi my hubby and I are also building in Botanic Ridge.

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pinkdiamond
Nov 13, 2009 10:54 pm
pinkdiamond
aus_buster
aus_buster
14 November 2009

Slab Fix Up - Frame Over Hang

Slab Fix Up - Frame Over Hang

Hi All, Thanks for all the inputs. The brickwork is scheduled to be done next week and hence will "cover" up this area. I'm guessing this should be all okay ... ? :roll:

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aus_buster
Nov 14, 2009 7:00 am
msabell
msabell
14 November 2009

Boral Bricks - Categories

Boral Bricks - Categories
VIC

hi yeh we have just been approved to build with metricon (in east gippsland, victoria), and are going with the brown terrain brick in the basic boral range. i can confirm…

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msabell
Nov 14, 2009 10:14 am
Lex
Lex
14 November 2009

Am i getting what i paid for.....what do i do?

Am i getting what i paid for.....what do i do?
1, 2

So, no "Kev" in Sydney then :( ?? Yeah, probably not ... If anyone found a Kevin in Sydney, would you please share (or PM)? Thanks!!

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Lex
Nov 14, 2009 1:52 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
14 November 2009

5 days for progress payment...vent

5 days for progress payment...vent
1, 2, 3

Ahaaaa, thanks for this - interesting about the legal term!

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Lex
Nov 14, 2009 6:10 pm
Lex
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
14 November 2009

Time it took between the Formworks and the Slab

Time it took between the Formworks and the Slab
NSW

.Must had a bit of water inside the formworks, on the plastic - would that matter…

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ebyelyakov
Nov 14, 2009 7:23 pm
ebyelyakov
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
14 November 2009

Point Cook: What was the rating for your slab?

Point Cook: What was the rating for your slab?
VIC

We paid about $12,000 for fixed site costs in Point Cook - so I'd guess on average it is somewhere near that figure. $75,000 seems way over the top.

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Zerosignal
Nov 14, 2009 8:04 pm
Echo
Echo
14 November 2009

Building license timing Wanneroo WA

Building license timing Wanneroo WA
WA

Dont think poorly of the city of wanneroo. All shire/city councils are the same in their quest to make things difficult for u. Take the advice from jayw and personally go…

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Echo
Nov 14, 2009 8:10 pm
Echo
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Northbound
Nov 14, 2009 10:07 pm
Northbound
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
14 November 2009

Which will you choose NBG or Burbank ? UPDATED plan NGB 17/9

Which will you choose NBG or Burbank ? UPDATED plan NGB 17/9
1, 2

We're building the Ascent 2500. The decision was influenced by two factors: The floorplan and the 7 star energy rating. The other house we were considering was the Aspen…

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pinkdiamond
Nov 14, 2009 10:31 pm
pinkdiamond
bogrolls
bogrolls
15 November 2009

scyon stria cladding on new home - is this right ?

scyon stria cladding on new home - is this right ?
NSW

Hey guys, Building a home in the Hunter Valley region of NSW, half bagged brickwork the other half james hardie scyon stria cladding. I have a number of concerns about…

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bogrolls
Nov 15, 2009 8:03 am
Elzbeth
Elzbeth
15 November 2009

Building the PD Marina 42 - The portaloo has landed!

Building the PD Marina 42 - The portaloo has landed!
VIC

Hello Lisahello! Well, won't this be fun!!! You must start a blog or do you have a thread I can keep my eye on? PM me and let me know where you are etc. Would be great…

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Elzbeth
Nov 15, 2009 2:49 pm


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