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leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Building inspections - do you need to quote building regs?

Building inspections - do you need to quote building regs?
VIC

no a fault is a fault. builder should see that but it sometimes helps because builders dont always know. e.g. meter box exposed to weather should now be flashed not sealed…

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 8:14 am
leighton
leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Private Builders: Epping / Craigieburn / Mernda Region

Private Builders: Epping / Craigieburn / Mernda Region
VIC

see no-one answered this. did you get your builder? been a while , leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 8:09 am
leighton
kameruka
kameruka
28 August 2012

B&D Garage Door - TimberCoat costs

B&D Garage Door - TimberCoat costs
VIC

Timber coat is expensive and does not look as steel-line decowood garage door. Suggest you get a quote as I am not sure exactly how much it is>

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kameruka
Aug 28, 2012 4:36 am
PaulMac
PaulMac
27 August 2012

Steel work in building a house

Steel work in building a house
VIC

I need to draw up some plans for a new part of our roof which involves using a 7.2 meter c section steel beam and steel posts, I was wondering if anyone has similar steel…

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PaulMac
Aug 27, 2012 6:45 pm
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Scruffy-123
Aug 27, 2012 1:45 pm
Stage#2
Stage#2
27 August 2012

Oven etc

Oven etc
SA

Hi, What brand/model oven, cooktop, rangehood, microwave did you decide on? Thanks

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Stage#2
Aug 27, 2012 1:04 pm
Stage#2
humble
humble
27 August 2012

Concretor Recommendation

Concretor Recommendation
VIC

Taylors Lakes Concrete.. fantastic service.

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humble
Aug 27, 2012 10:19 am
Ritchie
Ritchie
27 August 2012

Sunscreen blinds under Roman?

Sunscreen blinds under Roman?
VIC

Hi, For your light filtering purpose, I suggest Double roller blinds. Have a sunscreen fabric as the "reveal" (which fits inside the archirtrave) and a full blockout…

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Ritchie
Aug 27, 2012 9:09 am
silver_libran
silver_libran
27 August 2012

Any good electrician?

Any good electrician?
VIC

Hi forumites, Anyone know a good, budget friendly electrician in the Point Cook area? Thanks :)

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silver_libran
Aug 27, 2012 9:07 am
durbs66
durbs66
27 August 2012

Hace anyone built with Cheviot Homes recently

Hace anyone built with Cheviot Homes recently
VIC

I am very happy with my home built by them, but their after sales service has been very disappointing.

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durbs66
Aug 27, 2012 8:49 am
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
27 August 2012

Finances with Resolve and Boutique

Finances with Resolve and Boutique
VIC

I thought I would share my experiences with Boutique and Resolve in respect to finances and mortgages, how it worked with these two companies:

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PADAMS2012
Aug 27, 2012 8:01 am

August 18th - More rain had stopped the builders, but they had managed to get a fair bit of work done in the dry days. Most of the outside walls are up (no front yet!) and…

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al_and_lucy_2012
Aug 26, 2012 9:21 pm
nina marie
nina marie
26 August 2012

What happens at completion/handover?

What happens at completion/handover?
NSW

Gosh, wish I only needed 5-6 hours sleep :)

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nina marie
Aug 26, 2012 8:32 pm
nina marie
htkcm21
htkcm21
26 August 2012

building with east west homes?

building with east west homes?
VIC

is anyone out there building with east west homes?

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htkcm21
Aug 26, 2012 3:16 pm
Ms_Teapot
Ms_Teapot
25 August 2012

Steventon Construction Adelaide

Steventon Construction Adelaide
SA

You might want to check out Juski's thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=53455 and Crazy…

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Ms_Teapot
Aug 25, 2012 9:32 pm
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Advice please on how building a new house progresses.

Advice please on how building a new house progresses.
VIC

we have two jobs where the owner has asked us to take care of demoliton. we havent done it for clients much over the last 27 years, but, if they want it? leighton at clark…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:57 pm
leighton
TomCat
TomCat
25 August 2012

Illegal dumping of rubbish on our lot

Illegal dumping of rubbish on our lot
VIC

Same happening here. The stupid thing is all the building around us at the mo is all the same builder. Don't need to be a genius to figure much out there. I rang the…

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TomCat
Aug 25, 2012 6:36 pm
TomCat
leighton
leighton
25 August 2012

Designer's Fee Proposal

Designer's Fee Proposal
VIC

hey bafto, that is an understatement. this guy doesnt do building permit plans, doesnt collect data and only "lodges" the planning permit plan. this is a lot of money for…

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leighton
Aug 25, 2012 6:29 pm
leighton
claire11
claire11
25 August 2012

Hi Everyone... Fixing stage complete

Hi Everyone... Fixing stage complete
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Colleen, what brick colour is this love it I'm building a single storey through Zuccala Homes. Just a small 3 bedroom home as it will…

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claire11
Aug 25, 2012 11:33 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
25 August 2012

Exclusive possession - HIA contract

Exclusive possession - HIA contract
VIC

There is more to it than this - it's a bit of a messy issue the OP has run into as explained in his previous thread. :o

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cmhamilton
Aug 25, 2012 10:49 am
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


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