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octain
octain
19 November 2012

Arndell Estate

Arndell Estate
VIC
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Hey guys, Just thought I'd post here. I live in Williams Landing estate and am a qualified electrician. I work full time in the commercial construction industry, however…

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octain
Nov 19, 2012 4:18 pm
octain
monnie24
monnie24
19 November 2012

Which building company to choose!

Which building company to choose!
SA

Oh thanks Sorry Mt Barker, SA! We have decided on Seaford Rise as there was so many extras to consider building in a fire zone! Looks like we will be going with…

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monnie24
Nov 19, 2012 1:27 pm
Beginner builder
Beginner builder
19 November 2012

Demolishing half a duplex

Demolishing half a duplex
WA

Hi. Has anyone had any experiences in demolishing half a duplex (sharing a common wall)? We are in a fantastic location and would like to build a free standing house on…

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Beginner builder
Nov 19, 2012 1:05 pm
manven
manven
19 November 2012

Has anyone built with Provincial or Fowler homes in NSW?

Has anyone built with Provincial or Fowler homes in NSW?
NSW

jbsj1974 (Jackson) and ronj, how are you going? Its been around 2 years, would be good to know how your houses are , any problems ? cracks, leaking, plasterin etc>? I did…

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manven
Nov 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Staceys Embassy
Staceys Embassy
19 November 2012

PGH Aubergine Bricks or Selkirk Coastal Stone

PGH Aubergine Bricks or Selkirk Coastal Stone
VIC

Hi LynneY Thanks for that. I have look on there. Was just hoping someone out in the building world has used them and if they have some different pictures to view. All…

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Staceys Embassy
Nov 19, 2012 9:51 am
jamt007
jamt007
19 November 2012

Silt pit connection - Waterhall Estate

Silt pit connection - Waterhall Estate
WA

Cool - and did u do the downpipes yourself? Im looking to build to lock up in the kelmscott hills; basic design, sloped roof from front to back - gutter at back; two down…

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jamt007
Nov 19, 2012 8:20 am
LynneY
LynneY
18 November 2012

Soil testing/reports

Soil testing/reports
SA

Hi all We are building in SA, can anyone recommend a good company/person who can do an independent soil testing/report (to see soil type etc) on our block of land and…

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LynneY
Nov 18, 2012 9:47 pm
akashra
akashra
18 November 2012

Why is there a pipe in the middle of my backyard?

Why is there a pipe in the middle of my backyard?
VIC

Yeah, the sewer tie is right out by the fenceline. In line with it, but certainly not dead smack-bang in the middle of the back-yard area, which indicates nothing to be…

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akashra
Nov 18, 2012 9:12 pm
Shakel
Shakel
18 November 2012

Help with Building Inspectors Report for Sekisui House

Help with Building Inspectors Report for Sekisui House
SA

Hello all We recently had a private building inspector out to look at our house and we want to submit the report to our former builder Sekisui House. Does anyone have…

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Shakel
Nov 18, 2012 8:02 pm
Shakel
Homefinder
Homefinder
18 November 2012

Anyone building with riviera builders???

Anyone building with riviera builders???
VIC

Hi anyone building with riviera builder. How long they normally take to finish?????

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Homefinder
Nov 18, 2012 7:19 pm
Homefinder
Ribbon
Ribbon
18 November 2012

Terms in building contract

Terms in building contract
WA

Liquidated damages are meant to be a genuine pre-estimate of your loss if the builder goes over that timeframe and damages that amount to a "penalty" are unenforceable. …

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Ribbon
Nov 18, 2012 5:35 pm
Ribbon
Ribbon
18 November 2012

A favour to ask - HIA NSW Building Contract

A favour to ask - HIA NSW Building Contract
NSW

Thanks boson! That's interesting, sounds very similar to the ACT contract but with some differences to the time frames. Interesting that this "preliminary requirements…

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Ribbon
Nov 18, 2012 3:30 pm
Rangi83
Rangi83
18 November 2012

Anyone building the Ivory with Mainvue?

Anyone building the Ivory with Mainvue?
SA

Hi Ivory, We are thinking of builing this home aswell.. how is the process going??.... We were going for the Emporio but now thinking of going for something smaller...…

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Rangi83
Nov 18, 2012 3:30 pm
Rangi83
belandchris
belandchris
18 November 2012

My Q2 Retreat.

My Q2 Retreat.
QLD

Hi (again!) hehe Yep we are also going with fans as well as the Actron - the fans we are going with are called Hunter Pacific Concept 2. The bedroom fans will be a…

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belandchris
Nov 18, 2012 12:36 pm
springtime
springtime
18 November 2012

Need soil or want to get rid of it for free?

Need soil or want to get rid of it for free?

Hi All, After finally moving into our newly built house & having excess soil not knowing what to do with it, I came across a site called ..... fillwanted.com.au . This…

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springtime
Nov 18, 2012 7:59 am
Caz76
Caz76
17 November 2012

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy
VIC

Hi Boosho, I just pulled out the building permit and no mention of a retaining wall, nor is there any mention of a retaining wall on any of my plans. Thanks for the info

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Caz76
Nov 17, 2012 8:48 pm
JB2012
JB2012
17 November 2012

Is anyone building with ProCorp in Sydney metro???

Is anyone building with ProCorp in Sydney metro???
NSW
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Building Insurance Advisory Service are a company focused on assisting people resolve building issues. Nothing is too big or too small and as we have over 20 years…

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JB2012
Nov 17, 2012 6:13 pm
JB2012
kiwi
kiwi
17 November 2012

Acreage Build SE QLD : Progress Report

Acreage Build SE QLD : Progress Report
QLD

Wow, looking great. We have similar wall and carpet colour. Looks like you will be in for Santa.

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kiwi
Nov 17, 2012 5:54 pm
kiwi
EagleOne
EagleOne
17 November 2012

work completed out of Building contract

work completed out of Building contract
NSW

Yes I spoke to builder yesterday and they admitted its a mistake.

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EagleOne
Nov 17, 2012 5:21 pm
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babysaurs
Nov 17, 2012 3:22 pm
jamt007
jamt007
17 November 2012

Survey/Engineering

Survey/Engineering
WA

Greetings I am doing the pre-lim before I confirm I want to buy a block in the kelmscott hills - just want to make sure I am doing things in the right order - it will have…

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jamt007
Nov 17, 2012 11:57 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
17 November 2012

Engineering and survey reports - anyone know the process?

Engineering and survey reports - anyone know the process?
SA

Usually it means floating boulders of rock under the ground. By floating it means they are here and there randomly, not part of a rock bed, so they may not be as stable.…

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SunshineT
Nov 17, 2012 11:05 am
SunshineT
bkm2009
bkm2009
17 November 2012

Incorrect water meter & electric dome positioning??!!!

Incorrect water meter & electric dome positioning??!!!
WA

You can definitely ask then to move the meter. My parents got theirs moved as it was right in the middle of the driveway 2

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bkm2009
Nov 17, 2012 1:45 am
bkm2009
gogo65
gogo65
16 November 2012

Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats BNA, Hope your pool gets sorted quicker than mine and you dont have our tilers ::hyst:: Look forward to photos ::lol::

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gogo65
Nov 16, 2012 10:22 pm
gogo65
babysaurs
babysaurs
16 November 2012

how long til handover are we on track?

how long til handover are we on track?
SA

Cupboards have arrived at our house now, giprock, skirtings etc all done and locked up. Our approx date of handover is Feb 18th are we on schedule for that? We are doing…

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babysaurs
Nov 16, 2012 9:52 pm
zozo
zozo
16 November 2012

Sloping Block - Looking for Ideas, Builders Designs

Sloping Block - Looking for Ideas, Builders Designs
NSW

We are at tender stage for our 8m fall block. We have tenders with two project builders and one custom builder. I started by walking around a display village with a copy…

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zozo
Nov 16, 2012 8:43 pm
Forg
Forg
16 November 2012

Windows in garage ?

Windows in garage ?
NSW

This makes me think it may be a waste…

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Forg
Nov 16, 2012 7:26 pm
klaudia2005
klaudia2005
16 November 2012

Homestead Homes the Luxford

Homestead Homes the Luxford
SA

Has anyone built the Luxford by Homestead Homes in South Australia? Have you got any images?

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klaudia2005
Nov 16, 2012 7:04 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
16 November 2012

Applying for a dispensation - What is the better option?

Applying for a dispensation - What is the better option?
VIC

I imagine that the easement at the back is for either a storm water/sewage line. In the unlikely event that they need to access the pipe for any reason, there cannot be…

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atom_ute
Nov 16, 2012 4:48 pm
atom_ute
MrsTY
MrsTY
16 November 2012

Anyone building Henley Belle Vue Q1?

Anyone building Henley Belle Vue Q1?
VIC

Im feeling alone with my build, i cannot find anyone else on here building the same... anyone out thereeeeeeeeeeeeeee???? :)

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MrsTY
Nov 16, 2012 3:10 pm
MrsTY
BrownKokonut
BrownKokonut
16 November 2012

Evaporative Cooling during or after house built ADVISE PLS!

Evaporative Cooling during or after house built ADVISE PLS!
VIC

I asked for a quote and it came back about $6400 for the whole house with PD which I think is reasonable. It is a Bonaire summerbreeze (thanks google) with 9 units. I…

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BrownKokonut
Nov 16, 2012 12:23 pm
gp23
gp23
16 November 2012

CBD Developments or New Home Network

CBD Developments or New Home Network
VIC

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has had their house built by any of the above? Looking for some feed back as we have been referred to by a friend, however unable to find…

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gp23
Nov 16, 2012 9:50 am
leighton
leighton
16 November 2012

building to lockup

building to lockup
WA

Hi How are you going? We often build to lockup and we actually have a house that size starting soon. It is just over $500,000 with the owner providing own windows. Tell us…

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leighton
Nov 16, 2012 9:21 am
leighton
PAB_34
PAB_34
16 November 2012

Has anyone asked their builder for fixed site costs?

Has anyone asked their builder for fixed site costs?
NSW

Our previous design had a number of piers and due to poor soil the engineers drawing called up 450dia piers, minimum 2m deep. As there was no…

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PAB_34
Nov 16, 2012 8:43 am
PAB_34
markf_ 13
markf_ 13
16 November 2012

Building With Mirvac @ Middleton Grange?

Building With Mirvac @ Middleton Grange?
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Hi, Can anyone please tell me that after I pay the minimum 5% deposit down for the land, is it a requirement to then put in a tender in for the construction of the…

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markf_ 13
Nov 16, 2012 8:08 am
leighton
leighton
16 November 2012

Sloping block builder in Sydney .... help

Sloping block builder in Sydney .... help
NSW

Take2 offers some good advice. It is about design. Take2 describes what we call Good Hillside Building Practice. A lightweight, flexible structure that almost floats on…

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leighton
Nov 16, 2012 7:57 am
leighton
bkm2009
bkm2009
15 November 2012

paint

paint
VIC

They won't sand the walls back. Painter should have at least brushed off the walls before starting. 2

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bkm2009
Nov 15, 2012 11:04 pm
bkm2009
zozo
zozo
15 November 2012

Initial Deposit of $500-$1000 with Builder

Initial Deposit of $500-$1000 with Builder
QLD

We're at tender stage with a few builders and two of them have offered us a $1000 rebate if we go with them over the other builder, so effectively we are getting our 1K…

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zozo
Nov 15, 2012 9:29 pm
Teresuccia
Teresuccia
14 November 2012

BUILDING WITH HENLEY

BUILDING WITH HENLEY
VIC

Thanks for all that. I'f henley estimate huge site costs we will def go with Bentley homes. They have some nice designs but are also quoting us about 50k for 2.5 mt slope.…

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Teresuccia
Nov 14, 2012 5:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 November 2012

Land north or South facing?

Land north or South facing?
VIC

Assuming they are both flat.......South facing with living rooms on the back. Better than North facing but not as good as east or west facing (see

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bashworth
Nov 14, 2012 3:54 pm
bashworth
kexkez
kexkez
14 November 2012

Building Inspector Perth

Building Inspector Perth
WA

No worries. I'm sure if you pmed any of the people who mentioned a building inspector they used they'd be happy enough to recommend or not recommend.

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kexkez
Nov 14, 2012 11:03 am
kexkez
MrsT12
MrsT12
14 November 2012

Looking at Building.

Looking at Building.
VIC

Metr!c0n have a few ranch homes I think.One is the Denver, which I happen to love. It comes in 36, 27, and 24 squares so pretty much whatever you need. They have floor…

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MrsT12
Nov 14, 2012 9:28 am
MrsT12
xxennon
xxennon
14 November 2012

ducted aircon costs

ducted aircon costs
QLD

Sorry, my bad You are right, both are in KW's, however upon checking it is 9kw and 19kw Dan

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xxennon
Nov 14, 2012 8:18 am
springtime
springtime
13 November 2012

Actron Air Conditioner? Or Mitsubishi

Actron Air Conditioner? Or Mitsubishi
SA

We got that system installed as well, it's awesome!

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springtime
Nov 13, 2012 10:15 pm
djames
djames
13 November 2012

Porter Davis Prestige category 1 bricks?

Porter Davis Prestige category 1 bricks?
VIC

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows what the Austral bricks Porter Davis category 1 selections are? Cheers, Darren.

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djames
Nov 13, 2012 8:08 pm
seajay17
seajay17
13 November 2012

Estimated move in date

Estimated move in date
NSW

Heard from our builder today - estimated completion date is end of January! Would have been nice to at least do PCI before Christmas, with handover beginning of the new year ::sad::

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seajay17
Nov 13, 2012 3:45 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 November 2012

N2 wind rating - worth building to N3 for "stronger" home?

N2 wind rating - worth building to N3 for "stronger" home?
QLD

Thanks, Jaans! We're building in Fernvale, in the Honeywood estate. :) Ed, I don't know about the windows, they didn't give us much…

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ECOECO
Nov 13, 2012 1:28 pm
ECOECO


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