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catjim
catjim
9 October 2012

How much can you build on a plot in Adelaide?

How much can you build on a plot in Adelaide?
SA

In our area we were allowed to cover 60% of our 448sqm block taking into account the regulation setbacks etc. 60% is 268.8sqm. We just skimmed through at 268.6sqm :lol:

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catjim
Oct 09, 2012 9:51 pm
akashra
akashra
9 October 2012

Approximate time line

Approximate time line
NSW

I paid my deposit at the end of February, signed contracts on the first week or May, and have only today got a site start date of October 18. Taking forever.

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akashra
Oct 09, 2012 8:10 pm
Jimbob_82
Jimbob_82
9 October 2012

Stonehill Estate, Bacchus Marsh, Stages 1 & 2 release dates

Stonehill Estate, Bacchus Marsh, Stages 1 & 2 release dates
VIC

Good evening all, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if both stages 1 & 2 were released on time, or whether the title releases were held up. Otherwise, where would…

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Jimbob_82
Oct 09, 2012 7:15 pm
Lex
Lex
8 October 2012

Slab Issue

Slab Issue
NSW

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Lex
Oct 08, 2012 10:38 pm
Lex
vmr78
vmr78
8 October 2012

Average build time -2 storey residence

Average build time -2 storey residence
WA

Thanks for your responses :) Site scraped 4/2/09 and handover was 10/9/09. No rain delays and only a 3 week delay for the brickies while they…

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vmr78
Oct 08, 2012 10:00 pm
vmr78
Jukes82
Jukes82
8 October 2012

New home New roof NO WARRANTY

New home New roof NO WARRANTY
QLD

By the sounds of it your best choice is to go with roof tiles.

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Jukes82
Oct 08, 2012 6:08 pm
Lazy Pig
Lazy Pig
8 October 2012

Chantenay Parade - The Avenue at Casey

Chantenay Parade - The Avenue at Casey
NSW

Hello everyone, We have purchased a block on Chantenay Parade in the Avenue due to settle in a few weeks. We are looking at building the…

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Lazy Pig
Oct 08, 2012 10:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 October 2012

Please Help! First time building! Not happy!!

Please Help! First time building! Not happy!!
WA

To get their attention it helps to write a formal letter rather than a phone call. You are in a formal contract so having evidence of non performance is important.

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bashworth
Oct 08, 2012 4:46 am
bashworth
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sfern
Oct 07, 2012 11:03 pm

I saw i-detect.com.au surveillance system used in our estate by the developer in few areas. Has anyone on this forum have any experience with this system? How much does…

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JagSRK
Oct 07, 2012 7:34 pm
jodge
jodge
7 October 2012

Inbuilt benchseat/unit

Inbuilt benchseat/unit
QLD

I love those MV! Especially the American looking ones with the fancy cornices and trims. I'd like to put something like that in our study, but will probably just end up…

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jodge
Oct 07, 2012 6:36 pm
jodge
sammymac
sammymac
7 October 2012

Glass splashback - Problem!

Glass splashback - Problem!
SA
1, 2

That sucks that you've had so much drama! :-( I'll keep you all posted in my build thread :-)

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sammymac
Oct 07, 2012 1:14 pm
sammymac
Orchid
Orchid
7 October 2012

Our Wild Orchid build with Dechellis

Our Wild Orchid build with Dechellis
SA

Hi Stage #2 Building is coming along great at the moment. Haven't really had too many headaches, and we are currently at lock up. Tiling just finished last week, the…

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Orchid
Oct 07, 2012 10:44 am
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
7 October 2012

Land title?

Land title?
QLD

Thanks everyone! :D Looks like we don't have to worry too much then! The block has a house built next to it and the block on the other side has just been sold. It's…

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MalinViktoria
Oct 07, 2012 10:30 am
MalinViktoria
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
7 October 2012

Design, tendering and building for under $250k?

Design, tendering and building for under $250k?
NSW

Custom building will ensure you fully utilize the space you have available. Unfortunately cost wise it is always more than a volume builder... I've found so far the…

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theanonyuser
Oct 07, 2012 8:08 am
BlakeyP
BlakeyP
7 October 2012

New Build in Adelaide

New Build in Adelaide
SA

Gristy thank for the replay yeah that does make sense and that is the way we are thinking of going just trying to find a builder with that much flexibility may be…

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BlakeyP
Oct 07, 2012 2:03 am
Dexter
Dexter
6 October 2012

Recessed sills and wooden flooring

Recessed sills and wooden flooring
WA

Hi TashnStu77 I had pre-start this week and big learning curve. Here's what I've heard: The builder said the recessed sills won't be fully recessed they have to be at…

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Dexter
Oct 06, 2012 6:52 pm
kiwi
kiwi
6 October 2012

First time builder- Advice needed!

First time builder- Advice needed!
VIC

No it is not a sales pitch kiwi just my personal experience. Everyone needs to make up their own mind on what is best for…

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kiwi
Oct 06, 2012 5:39 pm
kiwi
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
6 October 2012

Building Sandarah (Sterling Facade) in Ascot Vale

Building Sandarah (Sterling Facade) in Ascot Vale
VIC

Hey KimBrunoPD, Just wondering how you went with the Tender appointment.. what colours did you go with? I have just put a deposit down on the Sandarah with PD and went…

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melfordgurl
Oct 06, 2012 3:15 pm
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Frangop
Oct 05, 2012 10:42 pm
Frangop
EcoFriendly
EcoFriendly
5 October 2012

Building a new house - feedback on colours appreciated

Building a new house - feedback on colours appreciated
VIC

Hi Chrip, Colours are very personal and if you love the coffee colours go with it. Make sure if you use two colours that they have enough difference between them. On your…

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EcoFriendly
Oct 05, 2012 6:36 pm
Belial
Belial
5 October 2012

Negotiating Site costs, any success?

Negotiating Site costs, any success?
NSW

Before contract I had two options for site cut. Have they given you a figure that indicates how much soil would need…

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Belial
Oct 05, 2012 1:45 pm
Belial
tengals
tengals
5 October 2012

NEED OPINION! Henley, Porter Davis, Simonds Whos the best?

NEED OPINION! Henley, Porter Davis, Simonds Whos the best?
VIC
1, 2

and at cosham they should have a list of standard upgrades for the house you want and the locked in pricing. this is what we loved about henley is you knew what things…

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tengals
Oct 05, 2012 1:42 pm
thisisshane
thisisshane
4 October 2012

Shorehaven Central - Alkimos : Anyone else in the area?

Shorehaven Central - Alkimos : Anyone else in the area?
WA

Hi all. My fiancee and I are building in Shorehaven Central with Homebuyers. Great package deal and we are excited about the Shorehaven vision and what's to come. Anyone…

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thisisshane
Oct 04, 2012 11:39 pm
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chb
Oct 04, 2012 9:51 pm
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
4 October 2012

Boutique Homes customer thread

Boutique Homes customer thread
VIC

Hey Lazy Pig, If you read my blog about our build, you will see how our build has been. In the beginning we too found it weird that there was a lack of inclusions…

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PADAMS2012
Oct 04, 2012 1:03 pm
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luciiaaa1
Oct 04, 2012 9:52 am
ktotherose
ktotherose
4 October 2012

Bushfire 12.5bal cost

Bushfire 12.5bal cost
NSW
1, 2

Agree also with your point leighton about surveyors/inspectors. As a consumer I expect these people to know to help but they just don't...yet, hopefully!

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ktotherose
Oct 04, 2012 8:44 am
building-expert
building-expert
4 October 2012

Planning and Building Permit estimate cost

Planning and Building Permit estimate cost
VIC

Before you do anything, ring town planning in your council and ask them nicely to help you (preferably go and see them, take the plan with you). My experience is they will…

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building-expert
Oct 04, 2012 6:13 am
building-expert
free will
free will
3 October 2012

New building at 16 year low - useful for negotiating price?

New building at 16 year low - useful for negotiating price?
VIC

From the SMH today - looks as though we sharpen up our negotiation skills New house sales fell to a 15-year low in August,…

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free will
Oct 03, 2012 10:18 pm
scotty78
scotty78
3 October 2012

2 Hot Water Systems? (Acreage Design)

2 Hot Water Systems? (Acreage Design)
NSW

Hi everyone thanks for all the useful feedback. It's great to actually hear peoples practical experience with this! I will be definitely getting a second system now.

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scotty78
Oct 03, 2012 5:04 pm

Am thinking, if I bought an electric mower......

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jj1
Oct 03, 2012 4:05 pm
unfunkable
unfunkable
3 October 2012

Canberra > Molonglo Valley > Wright

Canberra > Molonglo Valley > Wright
ACT
1, 2, 3

farout you serious.... hopefully now there are more ppl that have moved in, it will deter more pests!

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unfunkable
Oct 03, 2012 2:37 pm
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donna61
Oct 03, 2012 2:34 pm
HopefulHillsBuild
HopefulHillsBuild
3 October 2012

Building with Plunkett Homes Perth

Building with Plunkett Homes Perth
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Fireflies. Thanks again, I've read and replied with a "Thanks" to the PM. Looks like we're heading down the same road ..... :-(

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HopefulHillsBuild
Oct 03, 2012 2:18 pm
The DA Crew
The DA Crew
3 October 2012

Dale Alcock Homes building in Rossmoyne

Dale Alcock Homes building in Rossmoyne
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Aquanoob. Just wondering how your build is going - are you all finished now? Would love to see some photos! I hope everything is on track. Best regards, Jemima.

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The DA Crew
Oct 03, 2012 1:38 pm
The DA Crew
chillyolanda
chillyolanda
3 October 2012

About to sign with Plantation- questions?

About to sign with Plantation- questions?
QLD

hi all, first of many posts here. We are about to sign with Plantation to build on the Sunshine Coast. Just wondering do you think we can haggle a bit with the price?…

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chillyolanda
Oct 03, 2012 7:44 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
2 October 2012

Tippy Toes's Small Passive Solar Home

Tippy Toes's Small Passive Solar Home
TAS
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I was wondering hows it going too?

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JazzyJess
Oct 02, 2012 8:35 pm
as8401
as8401
2 October 2012

Contaminated Building Waste in our Block from the neighbour

Contaminated Building Waste in our Block from the neighbour
NSW

Thanks That's what I have to do now. So far I have not heard no response from them in this regard. Looks like EPA is the answer. I will wait for one more day. That's it. I…

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as8401
Oct 02, 2012 8:17 pm
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
2 October 2012

Solar Power System by PD

Solar Power System by PD
VIC

Oh cool thanks heaps.. I'll have another look at your blog HD

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melfordgurl
Oct 02, 2012 7:00 pm
Lazy Pig
Lazy Pig
2 October 2012

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC

^ Thanks for your input. We are still shopping around for a builder. Will make a decision at the end of October.

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Lazy Pig
Oct 02, 2012 6:37 pm
abusymum
abusymum
2 October 2012

Our Build with Urban Edge Homes

Our Build with Urban Edge Homes
QLD
1, 2

Have you guys moved in yet? Our build has sped up to, we are only 5 days away from having the flooring and carpets down! Fingers crossed the subcontractors all turn up…

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abusymum
Oct 02, 2012 9:11 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 October 2012

missing lights that were on inclusions list

missing lights that were on inclusions list
ACT

Oyster lights plus downlights don't sound like a good combination.

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Casa2
Oct 01, 2012 10:59 pm
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andystar70
Oct 01, 2012 10:32 pm
andystar70
monkeypantz
monkeypantz
1 October 2012

Birk Blinds

Birk Blinds
VIC

We got a quote from Birk when we were told they were a Porter Davis rewards supplier, but they were quite expensive and the service we recieved when we met with them left…

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monkeypantz
Oct 01, 2012 3:25 pm
mtz08
mtz08
1 October 2012

Building Henley Monaco Q1

Building Henley Monaco Q1
VIC

Hi Chanz, How is the progress of your henley monaco Q1? I'm planning to build with henley as well (thinking between monaco Q1 or monaco nouveau Q1)... Could you please…

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mtz08
Oct 01, 2012 2:56 pm
Singhz
Singhz
1 October 2012

The Botanical, Truganina

The Botanical, Truganina
VIC
1, 2

Hi all, We are in the process of finalizing the move to botanical. Quite liked the ready to move in houses built by Henley at Holly green circuit…..any one familiar…

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Singhz
Oct 01, 2012 1:27 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
30 September 2012

Need to construct fence but neighbour's land is on sale

Need to construct fence but neighbour's land is on sale
VIC

In Victoria anyone selling vacant land has NO obligation to pay for their half of the fence. We wnt through this recently but luckily the owner of the land next door was…

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Buttercup
Sep 30, 2012 10:02 pm
Buttercup
jodge
jodge
30 September 2012

untreated timber for roof frame

untreated timber for roof frame

Maybe the higher you go, the less likely the termites are to climb?

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jodge
Sep 30, 2012 9:55 pm
jodge


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