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rjl_87
rjl_87
27 June 2012

Building Contract

Building Contract
QLD

We were told at contract signing if we cancel now that they will take their fees from our 5% deposit and refund the rest but didn't say how much that would be. I'm…

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rjl_87
Jun 27, 2012 3:00 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 June 2012

Can anyone suggest modular builders in WA?

Can anyone suggest modular builders in WA?
WA

Wow that's terrible, unless they are so small they don't have enough sales staff to follow up!! :n: There are also a few architects out of Perth i'm thinking of.... depends…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 27, 2012 10:29 am

New to Building, what should be included in design?

New to Building, what should be included in design?
VIC

We are building for the first time too, and I was thinking about powerpoints, light switches etc. when it came to considering the build BUT... The first meeting they…

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1sttimebuilding2012
Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm
doczim
doczim
26 June 2012

Ceaserstone vs laminate to bathrooms scullary & laundry?????

Ceaserstone vs laminate to bathrooms scullary & laundry?????
WA

We have opted for stone everywhere. We actually asked for laminate in ensuite and bathroom but the builder priced stone and it was all within budget so we kept it. We are…

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doczim
Jun 26, 2012 9:11 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
26 June 2012

NBG Canterbury 27 - Little Update

NBG Canterbury 27 - Little Update
VIC
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi RL, Do you have any updates? Hoping your house is finished and you have moved in by now. Michelle

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buildingwest
Jun 26, 2012 2:35 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
26 June 2012

Minimum distance between crossover and Telstra pit

Minimum distance between crossover and Telstra pit
VIC

I'm in liverpool Council in Sydney, and we have a Telstra pit about 50cm from our crossover

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joannapaulp
Jun 26, 2012 1:44 pm
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Mclaren
Jun 26, 2012 10:51 am
Mclaren
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
26 June 2012

OUR FIRST BUILD *Clarendon Build*

OUR FIRST BUILD *Clarendon Build*
NSW

Great blog, but NO FLOORPLAN???? Love to see it here!!!!

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Treeseachanger
Jun 26, 2012 10:48 am
tengals
tengals
26 June 2012

Rejecting/disputing a variation...not happy

Rejecting/disputing a variation...not happy

thankyou, i will wait to see what the reply, hopefully today

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tengals
Jun 26, 2012 8:40 am
ljoh03
ljoh03
26 June 2012

New Home - Facade Colour Selection

New Home - Facade Colour Selection
VIC

Thanks for your suggestions everyone! You've given us lots to think about!

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ljoh03
Jun 26, 2012 8:10 am
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
25 June 2012

Anyone recommend any good fencing people in wollert

Anyone recommend any good fencing people in wollert
VIC

Hey guys Im just having few issue with my next door not replying to any of my mail regarding a fence, i have heard that there is some company that do all the chaseing up…

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d3vil_nik
Jun 25, 2012 8:22 pm
AnnieM
AnnieM
25 June 2012

Anyone built with Goldruby or Renaissance homes ACT?

Anyone built with Goldruby or Renaissance homes ACT?
ACT

I built with Goldruby and I am extremely happy. Before finding Mathew Smith I was having great difficulty finding a good builder at a reasonable price. Someone mentioned…

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AnnieM
Jun 25, 2012 4:23 pm
froggy1976
froggy1976
25 June 2012

Cost to build a new house

Cost to build a new house

We are in Ascot Vale - Metro Melbourne. I have had a look at a few of the houses but I find that most don't have a price so you have to chat with someone. Not that I…

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froggy1976
Jun 25, 2012 1:55 pm
Liliana
Liliana
25 June 2012

Staining and sealing wooden doors and windows

Staining and sealing wooden doors and windows

We are just about to have handover with our new build which has unprimed wooden doors and windows. I've just recently learned that the best time to seal these doors and…

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Liliana
Jun 25, 2012 7:58 am
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
24 June 2012

Choosing a builder - 2700mm ceiling as a standard inclusion

Choosing a builder - 2700mm ceiling as a standard inclusion
VIC

Indeed. its simply more bricks and more plaster etc. Having it standard would just make you seem dearer than anyone else given the price scales with the size of the house.

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daveinthehills
Jun 24, 2012 11:05 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
24 June 2012

How to calculate the building cost based on the square?

How to calculate the building cost based on the square?
VIC

That calculation sounds reasonable, particularly as you are being charged less for the garage (as you should, as there is less work / materials / labour involved). Many…

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SunshineT
Jun 24, 2012 8:32 pm
SunshineT
scotty78
scotty78
24 June 2012

Acreage house design/floor plan ideas

Acreage house design/floor plan ideas
QLD

Hi gerbz. If you budget is 400k and your going with an architetct then i dont think you will get much change for house design any larger than 30square. I'm building on…

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scotty78
Jun 24, 2012 5:02 pm
retrovertigo
retrovertigo
24 June 2012

Do Colorbond Jasper windows go with Austral Jazz bricks?

Do Colorbond Jasper windows go with Austral Jazz bricks?
NSW

Thanks EcoFriendly, Vess and gogo! Your advice is greatly appreciated and it has confirmed our suspicions that the Jasper windows will not go well with our bricks and…

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retrovertigo
Jun 24, 2012 8:58 am
Forg
Forg
23 June 2012

Building a new house - new home ideas

Building a new house - new home ideas
VIC

I definitely can't answer the question with any authority! :) The ethernet cable is probably good for future addition of "stuff", however if you're not sure what needs to be…

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Forg
Jun 23, 2012 4:44 pm
Leighlou
Leighlou
23 June 2012

Full Render vs Face Brick

Full Render vs Face Brick
WA

Also probably important to note that you can get different types of render now. There is the standard cement render which is painted over the top (and liable to cracking,…

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Leighlou
Jun 23, 2012 4:08 pm
bubblynutter
bubblynutter
23 June 2012

Site costs for building in Craigieburn

Site costs for building in Craigieburn
VIC

Soil type will likely be reactive clay, and fall of the land means if it has any slope from one corner to another. Without those details no one can provide an estimate for…

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bubblynutter
Jun 23, 2012 1:26 pm
PS4314
PS4314
23 June 2012

How munch per metre for brick front fence??

How munch per metre for brick front fence??

Hi Erin, Depending on requirements there are some alternative products that could give the same look but are much cheaper. We're currently looking at products by both…

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PS4314
Jun 23, 2012 12:43 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
23 June 2012

Jodge's build - revisited.

Jodge's build - revisited.
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

:th: Still you can understand their concern with all the different trades tramping in and out, only caring about their part of the job....!

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Treeseachanger
Jun 23, 2012 10:41 am
marybond2012
marybond2012
22 June 2012

SoakwellsPerth - Referals Please

SoakwellsPerth - Referals Please
WA

Hi Vans, Our build is 6.5 hours away from us currently and my other half really didnt want to have to deal with it when we relocate as we have plenty to do already when we…

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marybond2012
Jun 22, 2012 11:53 pm
marybond2012
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d3vil_nik
Jun 22, 2012 11:03 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 June 2012

Slab to be raised - advice required

Slab to be raised - advice required
NSW

Its more likely that the raising is done by extra fill than extra concrete as fill is much cheaper. Under the house its usually better to use an imported, more…

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bashworth
Jun 22, 2012 10:06 pm
bashworth
Lamrocir
Lamrocir
22 June 2012

Help with house plans: bathroom, kitchen and laundry

Help with house plans: bathroom, kitchen and laundry
NSW

Hello I'm also building the Nella 210 in Sydney croydon park... We have just started and the slab is done and the external drainage was done yesterday and our frames are…

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Lamrocir
Jun 22, 2012 9:17 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
22 June 2012

Draftsmen vs Designer

Draftsmen vs Designer
VIC

this sounds like a good middle compromise…

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SunshineT
Jun 22, 2012 9:10 pm
SunshineT
erin
erin
22 June 2012

MeXXXcon homes true cost?

MeXXXcon homes true cost?
VIC

I asked the lady what the as displayed cost would be for the lindrum 58 in keysborough and she replied......... ...........…

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erin
Jun 22, 2012 8:28 pm
EagleOne
EagleOne
22 June 2012

Build with ClarendonHomes (SYD)

Build with ClarendonHomes (SYD)
NSW

This is just begining, more surprises will come at each stage of builing during your external, internal,electrical and other selections in terms of cost. I am building…

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EagleOne
Jun 22, 2012 8:02 pm
dvestate
dvestate
22 June 2012

Block Classification - Class M*

Block Classification - Class M*
NSW

I'm thinking just get the H class, that has been budgeted for anyways. Don't think you can have issues using a Higher Spec slab....

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dvestate
Jun 22, 2012 2:57 pm
rahulbalak
rahulbalak
22 June 2012

FTTH at Aurora estate Epping

FTTH at Aurora estate Epping
VIC

Has anyone experienced the connection delays at Aurora Estate for the FTTH connection? I recently purchased an existing home. The previous owners had iprimus and we have…

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rahulbalak
Jun 22, 2012 11:12 am
robbie55
robbie55
22 June 2012

Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC's)

Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC's)
NSW

Hi I'm just reading through an estimate provided a builder and am unsure about what these STC's are and why they are requesting that we must sign over these to them. Is…

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robbie55
Jun 22, 2012 11:05 am
robbie55
choccontain
choccontain
21 June 2012

GJ Gardner - Fitzroy, wanted pics

GJ Gardner - Fitzroy, wanted pics
VIC

Hi, i am looking for finished pics of inside the fitzroy by gj gardner, if anyone can please help me out, I have seen the couple of blogs on here but wanted photos of a…

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choccontain
Jun 21, 2012 10:20 pm
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
21 June 2012

The sign up process - please help

The sign up process - please help
NSW

Once you are signed, you have less power... so change early.

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daveinthehills
Jun 21, 2012 10:11 pm

When you say one of the doors are rebated do you mean where the two doors join in the middle like…

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blacklab
Jun 21, 2012 8:02 pm
gelovaris
gelovaris
21 June 2012

Homestead Homes (SA)? Any opinion?

Homestead Homes (SA)? Any opinion?
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Hi building with Homestead in SA. Our theatre room is 4000*2500 wide, we asked for double doors thinking they would be the same as bedroom doors (which is what is in the…

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gelovaris
Jun 21, 2012 4:45 pm
viphark
viphark
21 June 2012

Building Leon. THE LONG AWAITED SETTLING PHOTOS!!!

Building Leon. THE LONG AWAITED SETTLING PHOTOS!!!
VIC
1 ... 14, 15, 16

HI Jovie, I am building with SImonds as well. The Leon. I was wondering, what is the height of your slab from ground level? Thought Id ask because a house built with a…

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viphark
Jun 21, 2012 4:19 pm
cinder
cinder
21 June 2012

Frustration - put on the back burner for prelims & contracts

Frustration - put on the back burner for prelims & contracts
VIC

I would suggest going to a more boutique builder than a volume builder. You may end up paying a bit more $$ but for that you won't be simply treated as a number and will…

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cinder
Jun 21, 2012 3:58 pm
cinder
squashedrex
squashedrex
21 June 2012

Is this a defect?

Is this a defect?
VIC

Windows no. Floor yes.

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squashedrex
Jun 21, 2012 9:13 am
paulw11
paulw11
20 June 2012

Smart wiring, telstra velocity, do i need it? Options?

Smart wiring, telstra velocity, do i need it? Options?
VIC

If you are in a velocity estate then Telstra will deliver your phone and Internet using their fibre. Once they connect and install their box you get the tv signal as well.…

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paulw11
Jun 20, 2012 6:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 June 2012

Garage mezzanine/shelf with low height ceiling - legalities?

Garage mezzanine/shelf with low height ceiling - legalities?
NSW

You might get it on the same basis as an attic where you can go down to 1.5m as long as 2/3rd of the height is 2.2m. there is some more info here:

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bashworth
Jun 20, 2012 5:51 pm
bashworth
Alexyeo
Alexyeo
20 June 2012

Dispute between initial quotation and prestart addenda

Dispute between initial quotation and prestart addenda
WA

Hi all, Just having a minor taff with the builder while we are on our way to finalising prestart addendas. Would like to get other people's opinions before pressing this…

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Alexyeo
Jun 20, 2012 2:07 pm
paulw11
paulw11
20 June 2012

Downlight to Junction Box Ratio

Downlight to Junction Box Ratio
WA

I woudn't get any junction boxes installed. See how much your electrician will charge to install '413' sockets - these are unswitched power points in your roof cavity -…

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paulw11
Jun 20, 2012 12:09 pm
incused
incused
20 June 2012

Contract with builder

Contract with builder
NSW

I dont know how it works in this industry, I am absolutely new to building in Australia, but this sounds ridiculous. I was told is should of been mentioned in advance to …

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incused
Jun 20, 2012 11:29 am
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
20 June 2012

Bedroom Size

Bedroom Size
VIC
1, 2

My house im building will be as follows.. Master bedroom 5.3x3.3 not including ensuite and walk in robe. Bedroom 2 is 3.9x3.2 and bedroom 3 is 3.6x2.5 both including built…

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Echo2k3
Jun 20, 2012 11:15 am
Aheron
Aheron
20 June 2012

Tender conditions

Tender conditions
NSW

The project builder who supplied us with a geo tech report did all of the above as we were home to witness it (and received the detailed report afterwards).They used a…

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Aheron
Jun 20, 2012 7:46 am
claypot
claypot
19 June 2012

Pegging site on acrerage

Pegging site on acrerage
SA

once they have done the survey and you receive the plan from the builder, if the house is not exactly where you want it you can change…

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claypot
Jun 19, 2012 10:36 pm
Murphy11
Murphy11
19 June 2012

Anyone building in Mint Living, Renaissance Rise

Anyone building in Mint Living, Renaissance Rise
VIC

Our townhouse is near completion in Mint Living with the latest estimate being for July/August. I thought this forum might be a good place for others to share information…

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Murphy11
Jun 19, 2012 8:49 pm


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