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buildingadvice
buildingadvice
8 November 2012

Building at McCauley's Beach Thirroul, NSW

Building at McCauley's Beach Thirroul, NSW
NSW

Hi Guys, Im a local Builder in the Bulli area and have been seeing the progress of the the houses going up in Thirroul. Just to let you know, I have recieved some calls…

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buildingadvice
Nov 08, 2012 4:31 pm
boosho
boosho
8 November 2012

Cancelling a building contract after cooling off period

Cancelling a building contract after cooling off period
SA

Well in that case my point doesnt apply but like bashworth said, you need to seek the advice of a lawyer in this instance.

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boosho
Nov 08, 2012 3:10 pm
boosho
boosho
boosho
8 November 2012

Urbanedge homes?

Urbanedge homes?
VIC

I disagree Bizcan, most people only go on and on about a builder (or any service or product) when things go wrong, only then are we prepared to listen to them. the minute…

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boosho
Nov 08, 2012 1:37 pm
boosho
rellie
rellie
8 November 2012

Please HELP - Temporary Blinds/Curtains

Please HELP - Temporary Blinds/Curtains
WA

We used ezyblinds, love them and they were delivered within 3 days of ordering :D

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rellie
Nov 08, 2012 8:02 am
donna61
donna61
8 November 2012

Facade Colour Help - are we panicking over nothing?

Facade Colour Help - are we panicking over nothing?
WA
1, 2

Huh? Your colours are completely different on my iPad then they were today on work putter I like your last pic

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donna61
Nov 08, 2012 1:21 am
overwhelmed83
overwhelmed83
8 November 2012

help! brisbane builder/suburb advice!

help! brisbane builder/suburb advice!
QLD

well! we got the quotes from plantation and i was sourcing a few from other contracts for concrete etc.. however our gut just tells us not to buy in augustine…

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overwhelmed83
Nov 07, 2012 11:04 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
7 November 2012

Cost of running sevices to property?

Cost of running sevices to property?
VIC

I just wrote a reply but it died & woundnt post :/ this one will be short & sweet incase it doesn't let me post again. Our power cost $2,234 for 1.5mts of work; that was…

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Skyzie85
Nov 07, 2012 10:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 November 2012

landscape tanks - a retaining wall and water tank

landscape tanks - a retaining wall and water tank
NSW

Just came across this thread, more appropiate to be in the ECO forum. I can recommend Landscape Tanks as I have had many technical discussions with the owner/designer and…

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SaveH2O
Nov 07, 2012 4:44 pm
SaveH2O
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
7 November 2012

Town planning and dispensations

Town planning and dispensations
VIC

Thanks Snowing :D I've just compared the dispensations form against the Building Regulations and it appears there may only be two things we either have to 1. get approval…

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HomeAngels
Nov 07, 2012 4:29 pm
HomeAngels
munta
munta
7 November 2012

Dimesions

Dimesions
WA

My guess is the grano worker with his one brain cell poured the slab on an angle. Then the brickie with his 1 brain cell followed the slab edge. The supervisor with his 1…

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munta
Nov 07, 2012 4:29 pm
munta
munta
7 November 2012

deck height question

deck height question

-50mm is required as per the BCA

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munta
Nov 07, 2012 4:21 pm
munta
munta
7 November 2012

Builder/building broker

Builder/building broker
VIC

imo Go through a designer. builder's are concerned with getting slabs on ground as a quickly as possible, designer's build reputations on good design. The best outcome for…

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munta
Nov 07, 2012 3:28 pm
Leighlou
Leighlou
7 November 2012

Replacing Laundry room with study - Pros & Cons

Replacing Laundry room with study - Pros & Cons
SA

Where are you building? Who is likely to buy your property? I lived inner city and had a laundry cupboard off the bathroom and this was no issue when I came to sell as it…

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Leighlou
Nov 07, 2012 12:36 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
7 November 2012

NBG Buckingham 46 in rural vic - could it get any worse

NBG Buckingham 46 in rural vic - could it get any worse
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

Just wanted to pop in and say having flicked through this thread how sorry I am to hear of the troubles you have all been having. :( Colerain…

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kerry-ann
Nov 07, 2012 11:10 am
Liliana
Liliana
7 November 2012

First flush diverters and clay soils

First flush diverters and clay soils

Has anyone out there built on clay soil and have a first flush diverter from their rainwater tank. Our rainwater tank has been buried supposedly on compacted sand but the…

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Liliana
Nov 07, 2012 10:49 am

Long time since my last post. It has been over 4 months since we moved into our house. Here is a picture of our back Pergola - Stratco Outback with exposed…

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doublej2500
Nov 07, 2012 9:30 am
tengals
tengals
7 November 2012

Changing site Supervisors

Changing site Supervisors
NSW

ring management at your head office to discuss

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tengals
Nov 07, 2012 8:32 am
donna61
donna61
6 November 2012

Design listed at $215K but how much would it really cost?

Design listed at $215K but how much would it really cost?
QLD

Depends which state you are in though. If you are building in WA in a new estate, most builder's include Flyscreens, driveways, and there are a hell of a lot of good…

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donna61
Nov 06, 2012 10:11 pm
poohbear
poohbear
6 November 2012

Recommended contractors for footings estimates?

Recommended contractors for footings estimates?
SA

that's a shock.. is there a lot of elevation/slope?

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poohbear
Nov 06, 2012 9:42 pm
leighton
leighton
6 November 2012

Soil Classification (Site Costs) - Cranbourne

Soil Classification (Site Costs) - Cranbourne
VIC

It is interesting that you haven't yet got an answer. Maybe the question is not the right one? What do you really want to know? I would love to help you.

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leighton
Nov 06, 2012 7:24 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
6 November 2012

Provisional Sales Quotation

Provisional Sales Quotation
VIC

Is this a money issue? or did you want help with ideas? cheerio

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leighton
Nov 06, 2012 7:14 pm
leighton
munta
munta
6 November 2012

roof pitch costs extra???

roof pitch costs extra???
WA
1, 2

I too have signed up with The Homebuyers Centre and ran into the 25° roof pitch issue. The original house design ( Aussie Alfresco ) was…

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munta
Nov 06, 2012 6:17 pm
munta
munta
6 November 2012

Builder Price Increase - Please help, advice needed!

Builder Price Increase - Please help, advice needed!
WA

Industry rumour is that Kerdels are fully importing kitchens, bathrooms and kitchen benchtops from China, is that the case with you ? Also I would say that ALL builder's…

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munta
Nov 06, 2012 5:42 pm
gremlin
gremlin
6 November 2012

Building with burbank - Fairfax 2700

Building with burbank - Fairfax 2700
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Thanks nayz and dan so have you started growing sticks out of your slab yet dan . we have been gardening in the back yard building garden beds and creating a low maint…

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gremlin
Nov 06, 2012 1:47 pm
tamugrg
tamugrg
6 November 2012

Temporary Window Coverings

Temporary Window Coverings
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks for putting the information in here. Our building journey is almost over :z: My house based in melbourne will be handed over in a week's time. Till the time I decide…

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tamugrg
Nov 06, 2012 12:54 pm
Casa2
Casa2
5 November 2012

Neighbour's tin roof causing glare

Neighbour's tin roof causing glare
VIC

Solar panels actually work better if they are kept cool that's why they are a little more efficient if they are on racks and not mounted closer to…

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Casa2
Nov 05, 2012 3:28 pm
leighton
leighton
5 November 2012

Building on a sloping block

Building on a sloping block
VIC

I have been building on sloping blocks for 27 years. I estimate 600 of the houses I have built are on sloping blocks. To me, a flat block has one metre of fall. A steep…

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leighton
Nov 05, 2012 3:18 pm
leighton
MrsT12
MrsT12
5 November 2012

Easement & site costs?

Easement & site costs?
VIC

Nope, Northern 'burbs.

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MrsT12
Nov 05, 2012 2:34 pm
MrsT12
nickvee
nickvee
5 November 2012

Our House Orientation

Our House Orientation
VIC

Just thought i would pop in and let everyone know that we have transferred our block to one that has just become available on the market again. It's a bit smaller but…

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nickvee
Nov 05, 2012 11:52 am
nickvee
jclark22
jclark22
5 November 2012

Nottage Rise Reynella SouthAustralia

Nottage Rise Reynella SouthAustralia
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi all, this thread a died now that most people have finished their build :( we get handover on the 22nd and our neighbour is getting handover today. One question I do have…

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jclark22
Nov 05, 2012 9:07 am
buildnewbie
buildnewbie
5 November 2012

changing window size after planning permit

changing window size after planning permit
VIC

Thanks bashworth, I think I will call up some of those building permit type people and see if I can organise one myself and will ask them if it's something I should worry about.

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buildnewbie
Nov 05, 2012 8:19 am
CBPH
CBPH
5 November 2012

Our bank needs a quote for getting the crossover done...

Our bank needs a quote for getting the crossover done...
WA

Do concreters do cashies for crossovers? Given the concreter requires a certain limit of public liability insurance and you need a building permit to do it I thought they…

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CBPH
Nov 05, 2012 5:36 am
our dream home
our dream home
4 November 2012

New to building

New to building
VIC

What we did is grab a sales rep and go through the house displayed, as also mentioned above, You will be surprised what is not included. Even now I've noticed the…

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our dream home
Nov 04, 2012 10:55 pm
AC27
AC27
4 November 2012

water slop in wet areas

water slop in wet areas
WA

i think relay is the only solution

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AC27
Nov 04, 2012 8:52 pm
sunct
sunct
4 November 2012

Building Monaco-need suggestion 4 color themes and upgrades

Building Monaco-need suggestion 4 color themes and upgrades
VIC

hi what was the cost of adding another linen cupboard please. thanks.

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sunct
Nov 04, 2012 8:07 pm
perthling
perthling
4 November 2012

Fifty shades of grey...

Fifty shades of grey...
WA

Are you doing an acrylic render (acratex or unitex), or cement render? The cheaper cement render really wanes in colour and, often, ends up in spider cracking. Strongly…

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perthling
Nov 04, 2012 3:02 pm
ShazG
ShazG
4 November 2012

Distinctive Homes build in SA complete!

Distinctive Homes build in SA complete!
SA

BRICKBATS & BOUQUETS' Thought I should post a positive review about my experience (most of us rarely do). Hubby and I have just completed our new home build with…

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ShazG
Nov 04, 2012 1:59 pm
maximus
maximus
4 November 2012

Paint defects - how strict were you?

Paint defects - how strict were you?
VIC
1, 2

You often see fitout contractors working well into the night in new estates (whether it be for plaster, paint, etc). I'm not surprised if there are problems like this.

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maximus
Nov 04, 2012 9:26 am
maximus
Liliana
Liliana
3 November 2012

Does this amount of concrete sound normal?

Does this amount of concrete sound normal?

The provisional sum for the concrete slab was $24,000. The two invoices together come to about 21,000 but if only the second invoice reflects what the builder actually…

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Liliana
Nov 03, 2012 8:34 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
3 November 2012

Building alone - Disappearing into the ether

Building alone - Disappearing into the ether
NSW
1 ... 38, 39, 40

Just catching up on threads... why that subject heading? Because your build is over...? I don't think kiwi will let you do that. In fact, isn't that why she is stalking…

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SunshineT
Nov 03, 2012 8:07 pm
SunshineT
snowing
snowing
3 November 2012

Should weatherboards look like this?

Should weatherboards look like this?

It looks a little bit too much to me. At least the ones I saw before were much cleaner. For me I would ask what the grading of these boards first. If you really don't want…

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snowing
Nov 03, 2012 8:06 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 November 2012

Building with PLantati0n- anyone? standard stone question..

Building with PLantati0n- anyone? standard stone question..
QLD

We have our NHP next week, just wondering though, does anyone knoe which QQ stone colours are standard? I know what I want, but Im nervous…

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Saint Mike
Nov 03, 2012 7:08 am
Saint Mike
sillyhall
sillyhall
3 November 2012

CONSUMER AWARENESS ON PORCELAIN TILES

CONSUMER AWARENESS ON PORCELAIN TILES
QLD
1, 2

Hi Lorna I was wondering how this ended up for you with your tiles? Hi Lorna, I am from Rockhampton as well…

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sillyhall
Nov 03, 2012 6:45 am
dakr
dakr
3 November 2012

Fibreglass dooe

Fibreglass dooe
WA

Hi all, I am putting in a single backdoor to exit my garage to the side of the house. My builder wants to charge me $585 for a fibreglass weathercote door and metal…

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dakr
Nov 03, 2012 12:32 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
2 November 2012

Independent Building Inspector Needed - MELB

Independent Building Inspector Needed - MELB
VIC

Darbecca/QAI or search. Buildinginspector on these forums et cetera

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theanonyuser
Nov 02, 2012 7:14 pm
ttva
ttva
2 November 2012

Timeline for knockdown and rebuild

Timeline for knockdown and rebuild
VIC
1, 2

Timeline for me so far: Initial quotes, deposits and colour selection were in June. Tender - 13/07/12 Home settlement - 23/07/12 Contract Signing 1st attemp - 16/08/12…

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ttva
Nov 02, 2012 2:54 pm
ttva
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
2 November 2012

how big are your bedrooms?

how big are your bedrooms?
NSW
1, 2

Kylie, I've just realised you are the one doing the upstairs plan on a couple threads? Sorry! Duh. :o :wink: The bed 3 you have.. See how he has moved…

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kerry-ann
Nov 02, 2012 11:39 am
boosho
boosho
1 November 2012

Budgeting with landscaping, blind/curtins, fencing.

Budgeting with landscaping, blind/curtins, fencing.
QLD

In my opinion the essential items are fencing and driveways.. depending on your council they may not issue an OC until these are done.. landscaping is not essential in my…

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boosho
Nov 01, 2012 10:30 pm
boosho
fmac
fmac
1 November 2012

Land has titled!!!

Land has titled!!!
WA

Congratulations!! I'm am probably guessing they have to wait for curb and footpath so they can make sure they get the setback etc correct.

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fmac
Nov 01, 2012 6:49 pm


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