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juski
juski
9 August 2012

Terrace house in Lightsview SA - Advice welcomed :)

Terrace house in Lightsview SA - Advice welcomed :)
SA

Hi pandoracrystal, welcome! As far as I know, the land's not negotiable. But I didn't try to negotiate... If you have any questions about my experience, I update the…

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juski
Aug 09, 2012 11:10 am
juski
tengals
tengals
9 August 2012

certificate of insurance new build - please help.

certificate of insurance new build - please help.

thanks for the reply, yeah i just wanst sure but other friends also confirmed their one was the same as well.

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tengals
Aug 09, 2012 9:46 am
CC101
CC101
9 August 2012

redink - still waiting for handover

redink - still waiting for handover
WA
1 ... 15, 16, 17

pci was done on 16 july. On 6/8/12 we had final inspection but many issues were still outstanding to be fixed / done before handover. We still waiting for handover. Can…

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CC101
Aug 09, 2012 2:29 am
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
8 August 2012

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Evaporative cooling Unit Sizing/Power

Hi Guys, I didn't put evaporative cooling through my builder with a view that I will get it done after handover. My house size including wet areas and outdoor area is 283…

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VijayGaba
Aug 09, 2012 12:18 am
Boults
Boults
8 August 2012

Building in SA

Building in SA
SA

Its definately a concern. The upside of building during a downturn in construction is a better price. The downside.............. It could all go pearshaped if the builder…

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Boults
Aug 09, 2012 12:17 am
our dream home
our dream home
8 August 2012

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes

Building Hartley by Dennis Family Homes
1, 2

We are building the Hartley 361 it's taken 4 months with many mistakes on the contracts. Finally we were told today that they are aiming to start building end of this…

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our dream home
Aug 08, 2012 7:52 pm
humble
humble
8 August 2012

Manholes for drainage easement.

Manholes for drainage easement.
SA

Was thinking if the area is flat enough, you could always lay pavers around the man hole and sit a shed (say 2m by 3m) on top of it and just…

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humble
Aug 08, 2012 3:01 pm
just Erin
just Erin
8 August 2012

Landscaper in Doreen

Landscaper in Doreen
VIC

How did you go finding a landscaper? You can try the Doreen Community Business facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/310605755702678/

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just Erin
Aug 08, 2012 10:46 am
just Erin
akashra
akashra
8 August 2012

Site preparation

Site preparation
WA

I would highly suggest you contact the builder who provided the quote and ask them what their definition of 'flat' is for these purposes. For me, it was a fall of no more…

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akashra
Aug 08, 2012 10:36 am
donna61
donna61
8 August 2012

Picking colours - HELP!

Picking colours - HELP!
VIC

Don't be afraid to mix wood with black, white and charcoal. You will see it everywhere when you go to display homes. We have moved from a Farmhouse and have all country…

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donna61
Aug 08, 2012 1:22 am
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Deemaree
Aug 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Deemaree
Banksy1460
Banksy1460
7 August 2012

Banks and Valuations

Banks and Valuations
VIC

If they can build the homes for the valuations they are coming back with then they should build houses as well as lend people cash i say! I must admit it has me a little…

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Banksy1460
Aug 07, 2012 8:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 August 2012

Slab to Framing

Slab to Framing
TAS

Hi Buffy, A few days for light weight stuff should be fine, tractors delivering bricks and dropping on the slab is a bit hectic. 60 days is not correct :n:

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onc_artisan
Aug 07, 2012 5:45 pm
onc_artisan
1stBuildFR
1stBuildFR
7 August 2012

Installing stormwater (not included in package)

Installing stormwater (not included in package)
SA

You'll find out all info when you get your engineer report & council application. Your council application will tell you the exact path your stormwater should go. So all…

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1stBuildFR
Aug 07, 2012 4:57 pm
Karma888
Karma888
7 August 2012

Porter Davis Berkley 27

Porter Davis Berkley 27
VIC
1, 2

Hi Guys, Sorry for the belated update, Fixing stage was completed on 19 July. we had our private inspector on site. He found some minor errors in sections of the house.…

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Karma888
Aug 07, 2012 11:42 am
Karma888
dvestate
dvestate
7 August 2012

ALLWORTH HOMES - HARMONY - HELP NEEDED :)

ALLWORTH HOMES - HARMONY - HELP NEEDED :)
NSW
1, 2

Site costs is definately something that can blow out if your block has a heap of fill, rock, or big fall so you should always investigate that prior to even grabbing the…

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dvestate
Aug 07, 2012 10:58 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
7 August 2012

Anyone request a change after contract??

Anyone request a change after contract??
VIC

You can request changes after signing the contract but the builder is not obliged to carry them out, they can refuse. Read your contract, if it's a standard HIA building…

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PAB_34
Aug 07, 2012 1:33 am
PAB_34
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 August 2012

Sealing exposed aggregate

Sealing exposed aggregate
QLD

Hi, I have posted a link below which will answer your questions. Just scroll down to the part about sealing. :D http://www.aldonchem.com/mt-concrete-ex ... regate.htm

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Treeseachanger
Aug 07, 2012 12:07 am
dakr
dakr
6 August 2012

Rendered fence look

Rendered fence look
WA

I came across this real cool product by EzyBuild. Basicallly you can give your colourbond fence a rendered look using these panels that is fixed to the existing fence. Not…

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dakr
Aug 06, 2012 10:59 pm
coobri
coobri
6 August 2012

Colorbond Gates

Colorbond Gates
VIC

So its getting close ( about 2 weeks ) from moving in to our new house and I need to get some gates put in down the side anyone know where I can get some colorbond gates…

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coobri
Aug 06, 2012 8:19 pm
dvestate
dvestate
6 August 2012

PGH BRICKS

PGH BRICKS
NSW

I must add I personally used a difference brick, we original decided on Chocolatto but I didn't wait the headache of chipped bricks either during the build or down the…

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dvestate
Aug 06, 2012 1:08 pm
ruby22
ruby22
5 August 2012

Building the Lexington Q2 with Henley

Building the Lexington Q2 with Henley
VIC

You may have a case to argue if the dimensions of the pantry aren't noted in the contract...

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ruby22
Aug 05, 2012 10:29 pm
ruby22
winglilian
winglilian
5 August 2012

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)

Buying at the New Rouse Hill (Casuarina)
NSW

Hi everyone, I have recently paid the deposit of the land in Casuarina New Rouse Hill, (the last lot as per lend lease). One of the condition of the contract stated the…

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winglilian
Aug 05, 2012 9:06 pm
deltakilotiger
deltakilotiger
5 August 2012

timeline after tender acceptance

timeline after tender acceptance
NSW

Hi Aheron, how is your building with Champion Homes progressing. Is that a double bricks home. Are you able to give a us an update please with your experience with…

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deltakilotiger
Aug 05, 2012 7:44 pm
building-expert
building-expert
5 August 2012

New home stuck in lock-up (builder disappeared)

New home stuck in lock-up (builder disappeared)
VIC

My understanding is that insurance kicks in if the builder is dead, bankrupt or missing but it my depend on wording on the insurance contract. If you email me a copy I…

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building-expert
Aug 05, 2012 12:15 pm
building-expert
MattC123
MattC123
5 August 2012

plumber error? Slab has been cut into?

plumber error? Slab has been cut into?
NSW

Depending on the size, location and depth of the cut/ hole. Then depending on the way it was re filled. Was additional rio bar installed and tied in, were additional…

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MattC123
Aug 05, 2012 1:14 am
MattC123
MattC123
5 August 2012

Building an inground pool on a slope

Building an inground pool on a slope
NSW

PM me and i'll send you Darren Ellis' number / Best pool builder and installer in Melbourne.

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MattC123
Aug 05, 2012 1:09 am
MattC123
MattC123
5 August 2012

Help and info

Help and info
NSW

Extras with large companies all start with site costs. Is the site flat? Is the site wide enough for access? Are all services available? Is there enough storage…

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MattC123
Aug 05, 2012 1:04 am
donna61
donna61
4 August 2012

Moaned at by the Sales Guy WTF!

Moaned at by the Sales Guy WTF!
WA

Must be the season for it. We sent an email to our contract presenter informing her that we are not going to have any pending variations prior to…

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donna61
Aug 04, 2012 9:08 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
4 August 2012

Timber slat fencing maybe merbau?? Where in syd can I get it

Timber slat fencing maybe merbau?? Where in syd can I get it
NSW

Do you have to have merbau? There are lots of other timbers which are more environmentally friendly than merbau (which is mported from overseas and on the naughty wood list).

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SunshineT
Aug 04, 2012 7:25 pm
SunshineT
kimmid
kimmid
4 August 2012

PGH 'oyster' bricks

PGH 'oyster' bricks
SA

I seem to have thought the exact same thoughts we it comes to bricks. Your choices were the same as mine. I will see if I an find your thread.

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kimmid
Aug 04, 2012 4:31 pm
kimmid
gordon12
gordon12
4 August 2012

Rivergum Homes south australia

Rivergum Homes south australia
SA

Has anyone built with them lately? Would love to hear some current recommendations, bad or good. The 'country sorrento' is catching my eye.

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gordon12
Aug 04, 2012 3:12 pm
gordon12
emmanewman
emmanewman
4 August 2012

Building inspector (nor) Perth

Building inspector (nor) Perth
WA

Oh are you building in Alkimos too Smarty Pants? Rise or central? We have bought land up there but haven't…

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emmanewman
Aug 04, 2012 1:24 pm
PS4314
PS4314
4 August 2012

JLD's Cayman by PD - Slowly moving in

JLD's Cayman by PD - Slowly moving in
VIC
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Hi JLD, sorry a bit late but congratulations. How patient you are. We moved in 2 days after handover. Re the mixer taps, we had the same problem in the kitchen until we…

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PS4314
Aug 04, 2012 1:00 pm
bbuilder2012
bbuilder2012
4 August 2012

Yangebup Build

Yangebup Build
WA

Hi! I just stumbled across this thread and think we might also be neighbours! We're building in the Bayview Estate and are expecting roof carpenters to start on Monday.…

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bbuilder2012
Aug 04, 2012 12:52 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
3 August 2012

Water sitting on slab......

Water sitting on slab......
WA

Hi, just have been wondering about the water sitting on our slab. the sw of wa has had a drenching the last few days and our slab in most parts…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Aug 03, 2012 9:44 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 August 2012

Leveling land! Help please!

Leveling land! Help please!
SA

Looking at the road from on the block which direction does the road side face?

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onc_artisan
Aug 03, 2012 9:40 pm
onc_artisan
Titch101
Titch101
3 August 2012

Armstrong Creek Landscaping

Armstrong Creek Landscaping
VIC

The landscaping guidelines are a bit of a joke I agree but I you want the $5000 rebate then you have to stick to them in some degree in order to have your design approved.…

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Titch101
Aug 03, 2012 7:39 am
chripark69
chripark69
3 August 2012

New to forum

New to forum
NSW

Harrington waters is in Waikiki near rocking ham WA

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chripark69
Aug 03, 2012 6:39 am
chripark69
CC101
CC101
3 August 2012

do polished porcelain tiles need sealing?

do polished porcelain tiles need sealing?
WA

i have not done the test yet. might do over weekend.

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CC101
Aug 03, 2012 1:29 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
2 August 2012

Are these defects important?

Are these defects important?
VIC

i dealt with the builders during my parent's build last year and I noticed gaps between windows and frames on some of the windows…

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theanonyuser
Aug 02, 2012 9:45 pm
novo2012
novo2012
2 August 2012

What type of covering on sliding doors?

What type of covering on sliding doors?
NSW

We have roman blinds over ours, and will do again when the house is built. The only downfall is that you need to lift the blind when you want to…

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novo2012
Aug 02, 2012 7:15 pm
Frannny
Frannny
2 August 2012

Building in Marri Park

Building in Marri Park
WA

Hi Richard, welcome to H1! My partner and I are also building the Optima with Aussie Living Homes. We are building in Whiteman Edge which is near the swan valley. We…

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Frannny
Aug 02, 2012 2:13 pm
AC27
AC27
1 August 2012

Whiteman Edge estate - first time building.

Whiteman Edge estate - first time building.
WA

ranger00 only just found your post lol. There is quite a few of us Whiteman Edgerians on here including Frannny who's got her own thread that is also building with…

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AC27
Aug 01, 2012 9:58 pm
bee1980
bee1980
1 August 2012

Building Boost query

Building Boost query
QLD

If your in qld and your getting bank finance your bank should be submitting it for you and it will be paid to you on your first progress payment to the builder. If you…

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bee1980
Aug 01, 2012 7:52 pm
CBPH
CBPH
1 August 2012

Crossover

Crossover
VIC

Crossover is covered with an asset protection permit. If the builder destroys the crossover it is their responsibility to fix it or pay you enough to fix it.

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CBPH
Aug 01, 2012 3:46 pm
roadrunner14
roadrunner14
1 August 2012

Jill and Glynn's Custom Greenbuild - Nearly finished

Jill and Glynn's Custom Greenbuild - Nearly finished
NSW
1, 2

Looking great, the timber external features look great with the wall colour.

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roadrunner14
Aug 01, 2012 7:57 am


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