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building-expert
building-expert
17 October 2012

Rock Excavation and Export does it cost $30K?

Rock Excavation and Export does it cost $30K?
NSW

It is in your interest to get professional help to verify builder's claim or you will be taken to the cleaners PM if interested

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building-expert
Oct 17, 2012 11:26 pm
building-expert
jodge
jodge
17 October 2012

Critique my plans

Critique my plans
NSW

hello free will. . . if you put your plans on the custom homeplans thread you may get some more comments. hope this helps.

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jodge
Oct 17, 2012 10:41 pm
jodge
chillyolanda
chillyolanda
17 October 2012

Urgent Help....Ducted Air con cost

Urgent Help....Ducted Air con cost
QLD

Thanks for the info, I think I mnay just stay with them :)

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chillyolanda
Oct 17, 2012 10:20 pm
Forg
Forg
17 October 2012

House dimension deviation

House dimension deviation
WA

It's unusual you'll find a builder who won't make deviations, assuming the house still meets state or council rules. However they will charge extra money to do it, you…

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Forg
Oct 17, 2012 9:57 pm
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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2012 8:10 pm
Saint Mike
donna61
donna61
17 October 2012

Voiding Building Contract?

Voiding Building Contract?
SA

Hi BuilderTrouble You have already made a thread on this topic, it may become too confusing to have two conversations going. Ask your conveyancing/settlement agent -…

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donna61
Oct 17, 2012 2:13 pm
BuilderTrouble
BuilderTrouble
17 October 2012

Cancelling Building Contract

Cancelling Building Contract
SA

Thanks anyway mate. They sent through a list of expenses payable to them. Most of them, although inflated, seem understandable at first. Then i later found that that the…

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BuilderTrouble
Oct 17, 2012 1:47 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
17 October 2012

Site Costs for Dummies?

Site Costs for Dummies?
VIC

That's great, thanks very much for the info :) We havent locked in an estate yet obviously, but both like the look of Springridge. We're still at the beginning of…

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MrsT12
Oct 17, 2012 11:11 am
MrsT12
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
17 October 2012

Garage Door Defect?

Garage Door Defect?
NSW

We've got a similar door from Gliderol and it has the same "channel" lines down through it, so it might be something that you get with the "woodgrain" finish on the door -…

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cmhamilton
Oct 17, 2012 7:46 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
16 October 2012

Help - variation to contract by builder

Help - variation to contract by builder
SA

I don’t know why footing depth/slab design would have to change after the contract was signed. If the soil test and engineering design was signed off after the contract…

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PAB_34
Oct 16, 2012 4:06 pm
PAB_34
chrip
chrip
16 October 2012

Recommended carpenter to erect frame?

Recommended carpenter to erect frame?
VIC

Hi guys, Can anyone recommend a carpenter around the South-Western suburbs of Melbourne to erect a pre-fab frame? I had one lined up in 6 weeks time but he has pulled…

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chrip
Oct 16, 2012 10:54 am
akashra
akashra
16 October 2012

Site cut

Site cut
VIC

Wait until a day of heavy rain. That will tell you whether or not it's level.

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akashra
Oct 16, 2012 9:18 am
building-expert
building-expert
15 October 2012

Generator reimbursement

Generator reimbursement
WA

Take it to A Current Affair

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building-expert
Oct 15, 2012 6:41 pm
building-expert
plucka
plucka
15 October 2012

Builder in Brisbane - recommendations please!

Builder in Brisbane - recommendations please!
QLD

This is the one we have been looking at, seems to start at around $260k. Haven't fully grilled them on what is included, but think it was pretty…

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plucka
Oct 15, 2012 10:39 am
pengruijun
pengruijun
15 October 2012

Can anyone give me a idea about custom buildin? in SA

Can anyone give me a idea about custom buildin? in SA
SA

hi pengruijun! you can sketch your own plan (it doesn't need to be professionally done) or take any of existing builder's plans, highlight there…

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pengruijun
Oct 15, 2012 10:08 am
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
14 October 2012

Signed with Plantation...please help with siting advice??

Signed with Plantation...please help with siting advice??
QLD

Looking forward to seeing your build! :D We are building with Plantat!on too (Maya 4).

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MalinViktoria
Oct 14, 2012 5:24 pm
MalinViktoria
Marto54
Marto54
14 October 2012

Help with facade colours please

Help with facade colours please
QLD

That is a nice facade... It's never easy to match colours from a picture like the one you've shown. All you (and anyone else for that matter) can do is grab a colour…

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Marto54
Oct 14, 2012 8:48 am
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
13 October 2012

Redink - pre start costs!

Redink - pre start costs!
WA

hi cedes, congrats on building with Redink...we are also building with them and they have been brilliant, im about 2 weeks behind mary. the most frustrating part is the…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Oct 13, 2012 6:21 pm

Thanks Jet, I got some blinds up today. Pretty happy with the result. Highly recommend Ritchie from Shade Elegance NSW -…

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adgn
Oct 13, 2012 2:46 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
13 October 2012

Building Plantation Homes - SIENNA in Brisbane

Building Plantation Homes - SIENNA in Brisbane
QLD

Hi Guys Like to know which version of the Sienna it was and how it all went - after a few years. SJ

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Saint Mike
Oct 13, 2012 11:04 am
Saint Mike
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off2theburbs
Oct 12, 2012 11:51 pm
belandchris
belandchris
12 October 2012

PH Eclipse Q1 - Brisbane build

PH Eclipse Q1 - Brisbane build
QLD

Hi Chasie1, I will attempt to post a plan of it... I haven't posted a pic before (!). It is the retreat Q1 20m and we pulled the kitchen and theatre out of it, and…

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belandchris
Oct 12, 2012 10:31 pm
Charnley
Charnley
12 October 2012

Balcony OR upstairs sitting room with bifold windows?

Balcony OR upstairs sitting room with bifold windows?
WA

My mum has a balcony out from her main living area and it gets used all the time - she has cafe blinds on it for winter. Alternatively friends of ours have a balcony but…

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Charnley
Oct 12, 2012 3:48 pm
Charnley
PAB_34
PAB_34
12 October 2012

Trying to find a suitable plan!

Trying to find a suitable plan!
VIC

Don't rule out talking to a smaller builder who will do a custom design (or take the best bits of someone else’ and do cut and paste job....) to suit your block size and…

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PAB_34
Oct 12, 2012 1:25 pm
PAB_34
belandchris
belandchris
11 October 2012

Any Suggestions on interior Paint colour... Please

Any Suggestions on interior Paint colour... Please
WA

Yep loving everything you've done. Our externals are dune and surfmist so that's great to know about the off white plantation shutters - our window frames are surfmist so…

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belandchris
Oct 11, 2012 11:48 pm
timothyhktan
timothyhktan
11 October 2012

Stairs timber

Stairs timber
VIC

Hi, I'm building a new split level house and using Grey Box for the timber. I'm in a dilemma trying to decide whether to use generic Vic Ash or Grey Ironbark (they don't…

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timothyhktan
Oct 11, 2012 1:12 pm
MyHome1
MyHome1
11 October 2012

Representing yourself at VCAT

Representing yourself at VCAT
VIC

Hi Neverbuildagain, I am going thru your post how did you go with your VCAT mediation , did you represent yourself or hire a Lawer . I am so keen to know how can I…

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MyHome1
Oct 11, 2012 7:59 am
Whytee
Whytee
11 October 2012

Anyone building with champion homes in Sydney area?

Anyone building with champion homes in Sydney area?
NSW

thanks one wheel and lehas. I have viewed both before. :)

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Whytee
Oct 11, 2012 7:16 am
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
10 October 2012

Plasterer / renderer

Plasterer / renderer
WA

Hi We are considering the rest of our house after handover. Does anyone have any recommendations for renderer / plasterers in Perth ? Or what they paid to have the…

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off2theburbs
Oct 10, 2012 9:44 pm

Well that makes it difficult - as my partner reminds me, the reason we want a concrete slab is so we can drop the floor of the new part down to the ground .. Everything…

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lenarufus
Oct 10, 2012 9:40 pm
MyHome1
MyHome1
10 October 2012

Looking for Building Expert VCAT report

Looking for Building Expert VCAT report
VIC

Thanks Leighton I got VCAT report however I need an help how the mediation process will at VCAT I have mediation, any suggestions will be appreciated Thanks

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MyHome1
Oct 10, 2012 6:20 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
10 October 2012

Building Contract

Building Contract
WA

We’re onto to builder number 3 now (and finally happy). Both builder 1 and 2 were paid for pre-contract work but as the building contract had not been signed there was…

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PAB_34
Oct 10, 2012 4:00 pm
PAB_34
arayasam
arayasam
10 October 2012

Aveling Homes - Prestart Costs

Aveling Homes - Prestart Costs
WA

We have just signed-up with Aveling Homes (who have been fabulous so far), and have been supplied with our prestart folder. This folder covers…

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arayasam
Oct 10, 2012 3:30 pm
cherren
cherren
10 October 2012

Building the Livingstone with PD

Building the Livingstone with PD
VIC
1, 2

How have you found PD now that the house is finished, we are just starting the process and would appreciate any advice or hints with dealing with PD and when to upgrade to…

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cherren
Oct 10, 2012 12:02 pm
free will
free will
10 October 2012

Raising the floor level of a double storey

Raising the floor level of a double storey
WA

Our block has an 8m slope downwards and about 2m where the house will be - about 1.4m downwards and another 0.6m right to left. If we raised the house to street level,…

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free will
Oct 10, 2012 7:03 am
paulevan
paulevan
9 October 2012

plastic sheet between bricks and frame

plastic sheet between bricks and frame
NSW

Damp course thanks... Was trying to poke an aerial antenna to the ground floor and I kept on hitting it... For anyone who is researching this afterwards, I used a yellow…

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paulevan
Oct 09, 2012 11:47 pm
catjim
catjim
9 October 2012

How much can you build on a plot in Adelaide?

How much can you build on a plot in Adelaide?
SA

In our area we were allowed to cover 60% of our 448sqm block taking into account the regulation setbacks etc. 60% is 268.8sqm. We just skimmed through at 268.6sqm :lol:

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catjim
Oct 09, 2012 10:51 pm
akashra
akashra
9 October 2012

Approximate time line

Approximate time line
NSW

I paid my deposit at the end of February, signed contracts on the first week or May, and have only today got a site start date of October 18. Taking forever.

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akashra
Oct 09, 2012 9:10 pm
Jimbob_82
Jimbob_82
9 October 2012

Stonehill Estate, Bacchus Marsh, Stages 1 & 2 release dates

Stonehill Estate, Bacchus Marsh, Stages 1 & 2 release dates
VIC

Good evening all, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if both stages 1 & 2 were released on time, or whether the title releases were held up. Otherwise, where would…

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Jimbob_82
Oct 09, 2012 8:15 pm
Lex
Lex
8 October 2012

Slab Issue

Slab Issue
NSW

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Lex
Oct 08, 2012 11:38 pm
Lex
vmr78
vmr78
8 October 2012

Average build time -2 storey residence

Average build time -2 storey residence
WA

Thanks for your responses :) Site scraped 4/2/09 and handover was 10/9/09. No rain delays and only a 3 week delay for the brickies while they…

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vmr78
Oct 08, 2012 11:00 pm
vmr78
Jukes82
Jukes82
8 October 2012

New home New roof NO WARRANTY

New home New roof NO WARRANTY
QLD

By the sounds of it your best choice is to go with roof tiles.

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Jukes82
Oct 08, 2012 7:08 pm
Lazy Pig
Lazy Pig
8 October 2012

Chantenay Parade - The Avenue at Casey

Chantenay Parade - The Avenue at Casey
NSW

Hello everyone, We have purchased a block on Chantenay Parade in the Avenue due to settle in a few weeks. We are looking at building the…

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Lazy Pig
Oct 08, 2012 11:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
8 October 2012

Please Help! First time building! Not happy!!

Please Help! First time building! Not happy!!
WA

To get their attention it helps to write a formal letter rather than a phone call. You are in a formal contract so having evidence of non performance is important.

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bashworth
Oct 08, 2012 5:46 am
bashworth
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sfern
Oct 08, 2012 12:03 am

I saw i-detect.com.au surveillance system used in our estate by the developer in few areas. Has anyone on this forum have any experience with this system? How much does…

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JagSRK
Oct 07, 2012 8:34 pm
jodge
jodge
7 October 2012

Inbuilt benchseat/unit

Inbuilt benchseat/unit
QLD

I love those MV! Especially the American looking ones with the fancy cornices and trims. I'd like to put something like that in our study, but will probably just end up…

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jodge
Oct 07, 2012 7:36 pm
jodge
sammymac
sammymac
7 October 2012

Glass splashback - Problem!

Glass splashback - Problem!
SA
1, 2

That sucks that you've had so much drama! :-( I'll keep you all posted in my build thread :-)

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sammymac
Oct 07, 2012 2:14 pm
sammymac

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