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buildingwest
buildingwest
25 August 2012

Why?

Why?
WA

In my previous estate in a land release there were blocks designated for builders only for house and land packages. In the land contract the builder blocks had to have…

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buildingwest
Aug 25, 2012 9:28 am
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Sample Quote

Sample Quote
VIC

didnt get an answer yet? this is fairly complicated stuff. my "quote" is computer generated and contains nearly 600 rows with the detail. i mean a quote isnt much good if…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 9:03 am
leighton
gymy777
gymy777
25 August 2012

Building surveyor - what are cons and pros?

Building surveyor - what are cons and pros?
VIC

Agree with bashworth,its an extra cost also keeps the builder honest!

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gymy777
Aug 25, 2012 7:38 am
gymy777
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Contour Survey and Engineer's Report

Contour Survey and Engineer's Report
WA

the contour survey is not critical although we always get one. the soil report is a must and in victoria a legal must. the builder should obtain data to determine what…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:39 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Builder licence?

Builder licence?
VIC

no the builder must sign the contract, no-one can use his licence. leighton from clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:35 am
leighton
our dream home
our dream home
24 August 2012

Henley colours on display

Henley colours on display
VIC

Im building with With a different builder but I wanted to know what colours they had in two of their displays and they were able to print out a list with all the colours…

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our dream home
Aug 24, 2012 12:44 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
24 August 2012

Random extra tiling charges?

Random extra tiling charges?
QLD

I was quoted around that just for one bathroom. I do know if its excessive but the way I would work it out is by determining how much coverage you have. Height of wall…

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AussieMark
Aug 24, 2012 10:15 am
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

Crossover to council - cost

Crossover to council - cost
SA

do at the end, use own concretor, costs might be expensive like maybe $4000 to remove one and install another . leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 7:32 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

Plans Approved... Now searching for a builder

Plans Approved... Now searching for a builder
VIC

list your job on master builders website. leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 7:28 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

Timber fence on retaining wall

Timber fence on retaining wall
NSW

dont think so , leighton at clark new homes, never heard of it

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 7:23 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

How long to get to house stages.

How long to get to house stages.
VIC

this has long given clients some stress. we have listened and now we give clients a schedule showing likely times, what comes first second and so on. naturally things dont…

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 6:50 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

site costs

site costs
VIC

site costs can vary a lot and most builders dont deal with this in the early stages. we are talking about site clearing, excavation, access, fall, height out of the ground…

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 6:48 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

Building a 6 Bedroom, with rear master, Balcony

Building a 6 Bedroom, with rear master, Balcony
VIC

my view is that you are best with a builder-designer . companies like ours, clark new homes, design and build and you get what you want. fantastic flexibility with design…

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 6:32 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
24 August 2012

Is it possible to build a budget house in line with BAL40?

Is it possible to build a budget house in line with BAL40?
VIC

i believe that it is. of course, one must define "budget". BAL 40 is not too bad if one knows what one is doing. ask me for a list of what we usually do for BAL 40…

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leighton
Aug 24, 2012 6:28 am
leighton
sammymac
sammymac
24 August 2012

Direct Interiors SA

Direct Interiors SA
SA

We went to Direct Interiors today, we have a much better idea of what we want now :D I really like this door, mainly because it had a gloss finish to match my kitchen. At…

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sammymac
Aug 24, 2012 12:18 am
sammymac
gwu69
gwu69
23 August 2012

Project homes with rear balconies

Project homes with rear balconies
NSW

What happen other neighbour already have back balcony, but two doors down. Our back yard face to church car park, it should not be problem for them.

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gwu69
Aug 23, 2012 7:06 pm
Em.Russ
Em.Russ
23 August 2012

What is the general starting date of the HIA building Contra

What is the general starting date of the HIA building Contra
VIC

hi nicole my builder sent a letter stating my contract start date is 6 august as that is 20 days after the last approval was received (which was my letter of commencement…

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Em.Russ
Aug 23, 2012 6:59 pm
Likemike55
Likemike55
23 August 2012

What is the best/largest display village in Perth?

What is the best/largest display village in Perth?
WA

I found it had a wide variety of homes catering to many budgets, although I will admit we only saw maybe a third to a half of what was on…

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Likemike55
Aug 23, 2012 4:23 pm
Likemike55
Mac25
Mac25
23 August 2012

Building DF Harvard @ Ascot (Bendigo)

Building DF Harvard @ Ascot (Bendigo)
VIC
1, 2

Thanks, I though it was, I am now starting to worry that it will look awful, I have found the steel line range have a timber look that actually looks genuine and nice…

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Mac25
Aug 23, 2012 1:31 pm
thattime
thattime
23 August 2012

Coral Homes - Now Offer Steel Frames

Coral Homes - Now Offer Steel Frames
NSW

Hi All, For anyone looking to get their house built with a steel frame, Coral Homes is now an option for you. We're already signed up with them and should be starting…

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thattime
Aug 23, 2012 12:41 pm
thattime
Jaans
Jaans
22 August 2012

Which paint to use on new timber paling fence (treated Pine)

Which paint to use on new timber paling fence (treated Pine)
QLD

Could anyone recommend a good (and hopefully not to dear) paint I can use on our new fence? I'm looking to protect the fence, and still give it a brown woody colour :-) I…

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Jaans
Aug 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
22 August 2012

Side Entry Gully

Side Entry Gully
WA

Were you aware of this when you bought the block? In other words, was it marked or shown on your plans?

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Treeseachanger
Aug 22, 2012 5:37 pm

I don't have the updated floor plans yet... but here is some of the selections :z:

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MrsGreen
Aug 22, 2012 4:32 pm
MrsGreen
carak777
carak777
22 August 2012

Knock down rebuild in Hornsby Council - CDC advice please!

Knock down rebuild in Hornsby Council - CDC advice please!
NSW

Hi Kerith, All the torture was because of 15 neighbour objections. Council elections on 15 Sep, so councillors don't give a damn about what…

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carak777
Aug 22, 2012 12:13 pm
carak777
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 August 2012

My future cottage at 1200 m ASL in South Greece.

My future cottage at 1200 m ASL in South Greece.

About heating. I want a traditional heating without radiator, electricity and other technologies... Only with woods and fireplaces. Is it good? We are…

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Stewie D
Aug 22, 2012 12:03 pm
leighton
leighton
22 August 2012

Anyone had to fill in a pool to build over it?

Anyone had to fill in a pool to build over it?
SA

hi we are building over a pool at the moment. it is filled in. when we come to the edge of the pool, we use a jackhammer to cut through, a bit like rock, then the footings…

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leighton
Aug 22, 2012 9:19 am
leighton
fernley
fernley
21 August 2012

Comment with Abode Homes

Comment with Abode Homes
VIC

Hi, Guys if you are referring to Abode Homes, please stay away from them. We and a couple of others had a really bad experience with them/ They…

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fernley
Aug 21, 2012 11:29 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
21 August 2012

Extremely Concerned and Frustrated

Extremely Concerned and Frustrated
NSW

Hi, I feel for you guys :( Have you tried sending a letter stating your concerns? Also I would look up the building regulative authority in your state or area if your…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 21, 2012 11:15 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
21 August 2012

So how much should the price be per square metre?

So how much should the price be per square metre?
SA

If you can stay close to 10K/square that's doing well. Just over $1000 sq/m. I'm a bit under that for my custom build.

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theanonyuser
Aug 21, 2012 9:19 pm

I have picked similar bricks as we were copying a Display…

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donna61
Aug 21, 2012 9:05 pm
grom40
grom40
21 August 2012

BRICKS

BRICKS
VIC

The search function should become your new best friend on this forum ;) Blog with Boral Mocha bricks: http://robertandaranea.blogspot.com.au/ Thread with Boral Glenfern:

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grom40
Aug 21, 2012 3:32 pm
grom40
chripark69
chripark69
21 August 2012

Street/building setback

Street/building setback
WA

Usually it's an average they use a calculation based on your plot. For example I have a corner plot in Waikiki and asked for it to go as close to the front as possible. So…

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chripark69
Aug 21, 2012 11:58 am
chripark69
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kerry-ann
Aug 21, 2012 11:29 am
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pinknoise
Aug 20, 2012 11:39 pm
iaindal
iaindal
20 August 2012

First time OB

First time OB
NSW

Thanks very much for getting back in touch. I am in no way underestimating the potential job at hand - but I'm hoping that with the assistance of family members with…

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iaindal
Aug 20, 2012 7:47 pm
donna61
donna61
20 August 2012

first home builder....external colours?

first home builder....external colours?
NSW

On the upside will the colorbond roof help protects us from Energy Lifeforce Aliens? seriously, never had a problem with my mobile under a tin roof

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donna61
Aug 20, 2012 1:49 pm
leighton
leighton
20 August 2012

HIA Contract Questions

HIA Contract Questions
VIC

the way this sounds, with the builder being so late, you might be able to terminate his employment, or negotiate with him over the issue. that is the nicer way. if you…

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leighton
Aug 20, 2012 12:36 pm
leighton
leighton
leighton
20 August 2012

Builder recommendations - geelong region

Builder recommendations - geelong region
VIC

clark new homes is very flexible with the use of your own trades. did you get the solution worked out. cheers

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leighton
Aug 20, 2012 11:54 am
leighton
margritdv
margritdv
20 August 2012

Matching grout lines

Matching grout lines
NSW

Pictures help a lot. 'please try and match groutlines" doesn't sound like it was locked in 100% either, more like if you can fine but if you…

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margritdv
Aug 20, 2012 10:56 am
B STAR
B STAR
20 August 2012

Watering Your Slab...

Watering Your Slab...
WA

watering will only stop superficial drying cracks and not structural crack, and it doesn’t mean it still cant happen.

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B STAR
Aug 20, 2012 8:48 am
ashy85
ashy85
19 August 2012

Wall cut out question - confused !

Wall cut out question - confused !
VIC

Thanks :) My plans say 1500WIDE CUT-OUT 1200 AFL That's all ... I've never seen a cut out before to the ceiling roof that would look really weird! Surely!!!

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ashy85
Aug 19, 2012 9:59 pm
nico83
nico83
19 August 2012

New plans - downward sloping block WDYT??

New plans - downward sloping block WDYT??
NSW

Thank you for your thoughtful responses. Initially we had the house as a tri-level, however it turns out we can have a full-split. As a result, we just really lifted the…

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nico83
Aug 19, 2012 7:48 pm

Yep and therein lies the issue, it would be hard to argue that a living room or rumpus room are distinctive. Most houses have them and while…

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DanS
Aug 19, 2012 2:48 pm
frozenkuku
frozenkuku
19 August 2012

Rossdale Homes - Adelaide

Rossdale Homes - Adelaide
1, 2

Katatonic any follow up?

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frozenkuku
Aug 19, 2012 4:51 am
frozenkuku
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AC27
Aug 18, 2012 6:47 pm
joshuac
joshuac
18 August 2012

Need Your HELP PLZ! In a Dilemma Extend or Rebuild

Need Your HELP PLZ! In a Dilemma Extend or Rebuild
NSW

Hi PS_Sirocco7 By doing KDR, I would say the value would not increase immediately. It would remain the same, give it 5-8 years then yes the value will increase.

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joshuac
Aug 18, 2012 3:12 pm
andrew67
andrew67
18 August 2012

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild
NSW

Hi All, We are doing knock down rebuild in the canada bay area and have just signed building contracts with Grantleigh Homes. I would love to…

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andrew67
Aug 18, 2012 11:08 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
18 August 2012

Polished concrete floor on second story of house

Polished concrete floor on second story of house
QLD

Not sure what flooring system you are referring to instead of a suspended slab but one that is used in WA is called FloorTech and it is a truss system with the slab poured…

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AussieMark
Aug 18, 2012 10:36 am
New_home
New_home
18 August 2012

Good builders near Werribbee Victoria

Good builders near Werribbee Victoria
VIC

I need info on who are the good and trusted builders near to Werribee and Tarneit. I am planning to go for construction of the house and need this…

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New_home
Aug 18, 2012 4:14 am
philip01
philip01
17 August 2012

choosing a builder in Adelaide

choosing a builder in Adelaide
SA

Well that thread wasnt very popular..

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philip01
Aug 17, 2012 10:30 pm


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