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theanonyuser
theanonyuser
27 October 2012

[need help] Anyone can recommend private inspector in VIC?

[need help] Anyone can recommend private inspector in VIC?
VIC

Used QAI/Darbecca and it was a good experience and good support after the inspection.

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theanonyuser
Oct 27, 2012 9:57 pm
Pakman
Pakman
27 October 2012

Electrician for post handover work (mostly lights)

Electrician for post handover work (mostly lights)
QLD

Most of our lighting is being done by our own sparky after handover. The builder is just putting in junction boxes with no holes in the ceiling and my guy will do the…

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Pakman
Oct 27, 2012 7:46 pm
kimmid
kimmid
27 October 2012

Eden Brae front door

Eden Brae front door
NSW

We received the 3G as standard

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kimmid
Oct 27, 2012 4:29 pm
kimmid
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kelbelle
Oct 27, 2012 1:48 pm
kelbelle
LeanneR
LeanneR
27 October 2012

Build time ?

Build time ?
VIC

Slab 21st Jan '10 Handover 1st June '10

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LeanneR
Oct 27, 2012 8:50 am
LeanneR
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PAB_34
Oct 27, 2012 8:16 am
PAB_34
pinknoise
pinknoise
26 October 2012

Henley's H&L pckage*Final inspection booked next week:)*

Henley's H&L pckage*Final inspection booked next week:)*
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

We've been booked for our PCI next week and hubby and I are really excited Crossing our fingers that everything goes well... :)

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pinknoise
Oct 26, 2012 10:38 pm
poohbear
poohbear
26 October 2012

Plantat!on breakthrough series - SOHO4

Plantat!on breakthrough series - SOHO4
QLD

Thanks mate would there usually be standard electrical inclusions for lighting as i can't seem to find it. ultimately…

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poohbear
Oct 26, 2012 3:57 pm
dvestate
dvestate
26 October 2012

NEed you advice building in Oran park

NEed you advice building in Oran park
NSW
1, 2, 3

Anyone interested for the Oran Park release this weekend they have just sent out the pricing http://www.oranparktown.com.au/assets/p ... _FINAL.pdf

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dvestate
Oct 26, 2012 1:59 pm
paullib
paullib
26 October 2012

Johns Constructions - Melbourne

Johns Constructions - Melbourne

This is probably too late, but we built in Point Cook with Johns Constructions in 2005 and they were AWESOME!! Nothing was ever a problem, and they were so easy to deal…

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paullib
Oct 26, 2012 11:53 am
nihalsg
nihalsg
25 October 2012

M3etricons Lindeman 23

M3etricons Lindeman 23
1, 2, 3

Hi all, we are looking at 4th stage camalda land, did anybody have any issues with land valuation when you applied for loans? Also,when you blocked the land when it was…

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nihalsg
Oct 25, 2012 8:14 pm
sniffer
sniffer
25 October 2012

Atlantics Plinth Bathroom Panel Heater

Atlantics Plinth Bathroom Panel Heater
NSW

Has anybody any experience with a 'Plinth bathroom Panel heater' from Atlantics. I am looking at installing these i our bathrooms (new building) in lieu of the standard…

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sniffer
Oct 25, 2012 5:25 pm
kinfolk
kinfolk
25 October 2012

Saw Constructions??

Saw Constructions??
VIC

Hi HomeAngels, Just wanted you to know that we used Saw Constructions to build our rental unit. We were very happy with their professionalism and the end result. We stuck…

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kinfolk
Oct 25, 2012 4:40 pm
Forg
Forg
24 October 2012

NSW CDC: house floorspace vs outbuilding floorspace

NSW CDC: house floorspace vs outbuilding floorspace
NSW

Can someone please confirm if I'm understanding the NSW Complying Development rules correctly? We have a block that's just under 600sqm. The floorspace/coverage rules…

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Forg
Oct 24, 2012 10:09 pm
Ribbon
Ribbon
24 October 2012

AV Jennings/Sekisui House - Tricked us

AV Jennings/Sekisui House - Tricked us
NSW

For what its worth, we had a terrible time in the pre-contract / sales phase with unreasonable delays and being given incorrect information by the salesperson. However,…

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Ribbon
Oct 24, 2012 8:29 pm
maximus
maximus
24 October 2012

Smaller building contractors - Hills District

Smaller building contractors - Hills District
NSW

Whites are actually a company I had already found with my own research during the week. They look quite good to me. They could be a good option for a custom build based on…

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maximus
Oct 24, 2012 8:06 pm
maximus
Ruchi21
Ruchi21
24 October 2012

Building in Wellard - Doubting my color selections

Building in Wellard - Doubting my color selections
WA

Again, awesome choice of elevation. Ofcourse, they copied from you. :) Now i can visualize my render better. Thanks a lot.

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Ruchi21
Oct 24, 2012 7:06 pm
sydbuild
sydbuild
24 October 2012

Our Eden Brae Saville build - We are in!! pics PG 9

Our Eden Brae Saville build - We are in!! pics PG 9
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Thanks guys. Still so much to do (like hang some pictures or SOMETHING!!) but yeah it's great. Looking forward to Christmas when we can set up a ridiculously large outdoor…

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sydbuild
Oct 24, 2012 6:44 pm
donna61
donna61
24 October 2012

Builder has better promos since we signed up (WA)

Builder has better promos since we signed up (WA)
WA

They know you wont walk away, if you are at pre-start then you have signed the contract so there will be penalties involved. Just ask if you can have 'builder's cost'…

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donna61
Oct 24, 2012 6:39 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
24 October 2012

Deciding on who to build with

Deciding on who to build with
WA

Hello :) We are building in Whiteman Edge with Redink, looks like it will be a lovely estate in 6 months or so! Choosing a builder will depend on what you want to…

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xxkatxx
Oct 24, 2012 2:51 pm
ttva
ttva
24 October 2012

Bulkhead in kitchen problem - any ideas help please!!

Bulkhead in kitchen problem - any ideas help please!!
VIC

Display home is a plaster bulkhead. Yours look like MDF bulkhead. Refer to your drawing and note in your contract specification.

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ttva
Oct 24, 2012 12:13 am
ttva
bkm2009
bkm2009
23 October 2012

Leftover bricks

Leftover bricks
WA

Leftover bricks will generally be used by the Tiler when he bricks up the shower, bath & vanity hobs. 2

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bkm2009
Oct 23, 2012 10:36 pm
bkm2009
fmac
fmac
23 October 2012

Would anyone be interested in seeing a small build?

Would anyone be interested in seeing a small build?
NSW

Look forward to following your build! assuming finance is approved my partner and I are building a small house as well :o)

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fmac
Oct 23, 2012 10:30 pm
sunct
sunct
23 October 2012

Colourbond Fencing, landscape and flooring.

Colourbond Fencing, landscape and flooring.
VIC

We are building in cranbourne east and need colourbond fencing. Please can you'll help me with how much does it cost to get that done and also recommend a fencer, someone…

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sunct
Oct 23, 2012 8:02 pm
kircuz
kircuz
23 October 2012

Block of land in Stonehill Estate stage 3, Bacchus Marsh

Block of land in Stonehill Estate stage 3, Bacchus Marsh
VIC

Hey jimbob - I signed the contracts mid may and land settlement was ready to go through mid June but I'm not sure when they were originally going to be released

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kircuz
Oct 23, 2012 12:47 pm
B STAR
B STAR
23 October 2012

Site Clean Whats the definition

Site Clean Whats the definition
VIC

Yeah thats right. Quiet interesting. PD seem to think it was ok to burry cement and other debris and that it was normal even though I could see broken bricks and roof…

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B STAR
Oct 23, 2012 12:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 October 2012

Verandah

Verandah
WA

It depends what you want. I was quite happy with a 1.5m verandah to sit on a chair and read a book in the evening. The verandah being on the north side also shaded the…

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bashworth
Oct 23, 2012 11:55 am
bashworth
jpanchal
jpanchal
23 October 2012

Duplex Partition Wall and Subdivision

Duplex Partition Wall and Subdivision
NSW

Hi this is my second post to forum and its been a great help so far. appreciate your knowledge sharing here. we are building a duplex and currently at Framing stage. the…

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jpanchal
Oct 23, 2012 10:52 am
building-expert
building-expert
23 October 2012

House frame inspection, almost perfect but?

House frame inspection, almost perfect but?
VIC

i agree with you expert. an inspection is a good idea. apart from anything else, the building inspector isn't on site long enough to find all…

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building-expert
Oct 23, 2012 9:41 am
building-expert
Nayzv
Nayzv
23 October 2012

advice needed! is this right?

advice needed! is this right?
VIC

the vertical bit is a downpipe. the horizontal bit is a stormwater drain that by australian standard should be buried. of the top of my head, i…

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Nayzv
Oct 23, 2012 8:25 am
Nayzv
leighton
leighton
23 October 2012

DJKLSiv Pointing at a Home-Time to call the Private Builder?

DJKLSiv Pointing at a Home-Time to call the Private Builder?
VIC

hi. one thing is for sure. the price per m2 is not the answer. i did a recent spreadsheet and found my prices for the last twelve jobs ranged from $700 to $1600 m2. this…

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leighton
Oct 23, 2012 7:51 am
leighton
Casanova
Casanova
22 October 2012

Normal or defects?

Normal or defects?
VIC

The gap between the slab and the garage wall is normal. They will fill it in at some point.

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Casanova
Oct 22, 2012 8:10 pm
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
22 October 2012

Our custom build in the Barossa - Guided Tour Anyone?????

Our custom build in the Barossa - Guided Tour Anyone?????
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi Rebecca, how are things going? I was wondering if you had any problem with water marks from the rain with your cedar windows when they went in. We have started our…

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dreamcometrue
Oct 22, 2012 1:03 pm
dreamcometrue
Liliana
Liliana
22 October 2012

Variation payments

Variation payments
NSW

I really feel for you DollySydney. It is a very dispiriting experience to find out how deceitful some people in the building industry can be. I totally agree with…

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Liliana
Oct 22, 2012 12:09 pm
Belial
Belial
22 October 2012

Irregular Block - Angled Garage Wall

Irregular Block - Angled Garage Wall

Its also worth considering that if the garage wall isn't parallel with the fenceline then in most places it needs to be setback from the fence. Whereas if it is a garage…

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Belial
Oct 22, 2012 11:56 am
Belial
stellabella
stellabella
22 October 2012

Alternatives to stacked stone for facade?

Alternatives to stacked stone for facade?
QLD

Thanks for the ideas! I think tiling will be the way to go, I'm going to have a look around for some ideas and I will definitley try Studio M! Thanks lovely :) p.s; I like…

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stellabella
Oct 22, 2012 11:40 am
stellabella
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
22 October 2012

Moving driveway?

Moving driveway?
VIC

We did a KDR in 2004 and council was quite happy to let us move our driveway as long as we replaced the old crossover with new kerb and guttering. In this build we were…

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grumblebum54
Oct 22, 2012 8:36 am
grumblebum54
Lilac
Lilac
22 October 2012

Hot water Q for Basix

Hot water Q for Basix
NSW

Oh also, when we looked in to it, I don't think there are any rebates for new home builds. I haven't looked for a while so if you find something let me know, but I…

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Lilac
Oct 22, 2012 8:26 am
gogo65
gogo65
22 October 2012

Trees on block - Laughton Cr

Trees on block - Laughton Cr
NSW

Each block in balmoral release must have an area specified to build a house within the DCP requirements, so the developer has to submit to council a diagram to show that a…

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gogo65
Oct 22, 2012 8:08 am
gogo65
Bec_M
Bec_M
21 October 2012

What was your biggest savings items done after handover?

What was your biggest savings items done after handover?
VIC

We will be doing the driveway, blinds, flooring, lights and we will be upgrading our shower screens after handover, the builder upgrade price for semi frameless is a bit…

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Bec_M
Oct 21, 2012 7:59 pm
beany846
beany846
21 October 2012

Feedback Requested

Feedback Requested
WA

Thanks for the comment Chripark ::smile::

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beany846
Oct 21, 2012 12:40 pm

Thanks guys, sorry it has taken so long to reply! I have had weddings, house planning and all kinds of things going on! Some plans for your perusal. Looking more like the…

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shaaralee
Oct 20, 2012 4:24 pm
shaaralee
Miss Mia
Miss Mia
20 October 2012

Metriicon SA build - Modified Santorini 26 - Frame complete

Metriicon SA build - Modified Santorini 26 - Frame complete
SA
1, 2

Hi Rigby Great to see some positive feedback on M !! We are a weekend away also on deciding on Santorini and reading your post and seeing the pantry redisign I almost…

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Miss Mia
Oct 20, 2012 8:02 am
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Treeseachanger
Oct 20, 2012 12:00 am
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2012

HELP! Who ever liable for the problem we are the sufferers!

HELP! Who ever liable for the problem we are the sufferers!
VIC

I think you are in real trouble You need professional contract manager to sort this out for you

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2012 6:37 pm
building-expert
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daveandally1
Oct 19, 2012 6:32 pm
daveandally1
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 October 2012

Building with Sekisui in Mount Barker

Building with Sekisui in Mount Barker
SA

You must register with an external storage site such as imageshack or photobucket, upload to site, then you are given the codes to post to forums. :D It's the img code you…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 19, 2012 4:57 pm


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