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d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
29 March 2012

Help with Site Costs in derrimut Carli2!e & m3tr!c0n

Help with Site Costs in derrimut Carli2!e & m3tr!c0n
VIC
1, 2

I still feel thats too much, if you get independed it will cost u a bit$$, not sure exacly. Why dont you go to a few different house builders and ask them how much for…

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d3vil_nik
Mar 29, 2012 7:03 pm
chrip
chrip
29 March 2012

Owner builder - need help with pricing

Owner builder - need help with pricing
VIC

Hi Chrip, Let me begin by congratulating you on taking this HUGE step!....it's true what people say about buying or building your home, it's…

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chrip
Mar 29, 2012 3:53 pm
Vatche
Vatche
29 March 2012

Home Elevation design software??

Home Elevation design software??
NSW

Ive been using this one. seems to be ok. easy to operate. http://www.sweethome3d.com/index.jsp

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Vatche
Mar 29, 2012 10:56 am
Vatche
dvestate
dvestate
29 March 2012

Soffit over robes

Soffit over robes
WA

I know in our build the robe's suppled had an opening 2100 x 1200 with a ceiling height of 2600 I have had my builder provide a Nib wall for one end with an alcove and…

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dvestate
Mar 29, 2012 9:07 am
Vatche
Vatche
29 March 2012

Building with Masterton Homes

Building with Masterton Homes
NSW

We are building the Santorini MK2 with Masterton, and so far it has been good. I too read hours and hours, pages and pages of this forum and gained a lot of info. In turn…

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Vatche
Mar 29, 2012 8:52 am
Vatche
kexkez
kexkez
28 March 2012

electric conduits in external walls

electric conduits in external walls
WA
1, 2

that's true that could be useful if it was a constant issue and it's what I would probably do but it's not. For the few times per school holidays it happens it's not worth…

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kexkez
Mar 28, 2012 9:29 pm
kexkez
building-expert
building-expert
28 March 2012

Bracing Plan from PD

Bracing Plan from PD
VIC

This problem keeps coming up all the time, builders not forwarding approved plans to the owner. Here are the basics: 1 The owner owns the plans because building permit is…

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building-expert
Mar 28, 2012 12:54 pm
building-expert
kdgirl
kdgirl
28 March 2012

Handover inspection

Handover inspection
NSW

Thanks both for your response. We do want to be pointing out everything so will now definitely be asking for bricks to be re-cleaned ESP since they are dark to medium in…

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kdgirl
Mar 28, 2012 5:00 am
KAN
KAN
27 March 2012

Owners of polished porcelin, I need advice please!

Owners of polished porcelin, I need advice please!
NSW

Thanks for the replies. I tried a small patch with a damp micro fibre cloth and although there were no streaks, they still looked smudged.…

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KAN
Mar 27, 2012 7:18 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
27 March 2012

Hot Water Tank - what should it sit on

Hot Water Tank - what should it sit on
NSW

Check on your house plans because it will say. Our builders included the hot water service as part of the slab, but must of forgot to do it for the water tank. It is on…

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dazandstace
Mar 27, 2012 7:17 pm
dazandstace
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namweng
Mar 27, 2012 3:45 pm
Dexter
Dexter
27 March 2012

Who should I go with??

Who should I go with??
WA

Hi, we're building a double storey in Perth and went through a similar process. We spent over a year on deciding. We finally decided on a smaller custom builder after…

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Dexter
Mar 27, 2012 1:53 pm
Sebba1
Sebba1
27 March 2012

extras by tradies

extras by tradies

I'd ask the builder just give them a call or e-mail. We are getting our sparky to do extra work and they have allowed it as long as our sparky labels his work all is good.…

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Sebba1
Mar 27, 2012 11:54 am
squashedrex
squashedrex
27 March 2012

Whitecard OHS

Whitecard OHS
NSW

Actually I just read the Workcover NSW website and found this: "Interstate cards In addition to the WorkCover NSW construction induction card, construction workers can…

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squashedrex
Mar 27, 2012 8:41 am
bashworth
bashworth
26 March 2012

Soil Test

Soil Test
VIC

Soil tests can cost $1-2,000 See the link for info about what you get: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=347 I can't see any reason why you can't do it pre-title but would…

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bashworth
Mar 26, 2012 9:21 pm
bashworth
kjw7
kjw7
26 March 2012

Building Agreement - Common Q+A's

Building Agreement - Common Q+A's
VIC

I'm no expert but I'm not sure how you would go negotiating the price for a late finish because the $250 a week is not meant to cover your mortgage, it's supposed to be…

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kjw7
Mar 26, 2012 7:47 pm
RC2012
RC2012
26 March 2012

State 4 - The Heartleands - Tarneit - Carlisle Homes builder

State 4 - The Heartleands - Tarneit - Carlisle Homes builder
VIC

Dear All, I got some information and thought to share with others: 1. Wyndham council is not charging any security deposit in the begging on the process. 2. the sketch +…

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RC2012
Mar 26, 2012 9:36 am
ShutterMan
ShutterMan
25 March 2012

Balmoral Rd Kellyville

Balmoral Rd Kellyville
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey Project Manager, Sorry i missed this reply last time...and been so busy since returning from China...!!! Your father in law had a good trip...we know what were…

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ShutterMan
Mar 25, 2012 5:46 pm
CC101
CC101
25 March 2012

sisalation for metal roof

sisalation for metal roof
WA

Sisalation can be used on…

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CC101
Mar 25, 2012 2:37 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
24 March 2012

Can rain impact the strength of the frame

Can rain impact the strength of the frame
NSW

Just found some more info on mould in frames on other threads: This person, edscl, had someone come and professionally clean the mould from the frames (sent by the…

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SunshineT
Mar 24, 2012 8:05 pm
SunshineT
building-expert
building-expert
24 March 2012

Follow your gut!

Follow your gut!

Well done, to get respect you have to stand up and fight for your rights. Bravo!

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building-expert
Mar 24, 2012 5:32 pm
building-expert
drpopper
drpopper
24 March 2012

Bedroom sizes

Bedroom sizes
VIC
1, 2

We've had tiny,small. medium and big over the years and when it comes to bedrooms I'd suggest our experience has been the bigger the better. Waiting rooms are sized…

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drpopper
Mar 24, 2012 12:09 am
drpopper
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
23 March 2012

brand new driveway already patchy

brand new driveway already patchy
NSW

whos ur builder?, call a manager up and write a letter of disappointment and state that you want it fixed. letters always works lol

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d3vil_nik
Mar 23, 2012 10:09 pm
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
23 March 2012

ANYone here having issues with metr!con

ANYone here having issues with metr!con
VIC

hey i understand that but as a professional business i think they should double check it and not just decide to put all these extra costs a couple days before building has…

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d3vil_nik
Mar 23, 2012 10:05 pm
nrh157
nrh157
23 March 2012

Sparky recommendation in Sydney

Sparky recommendation in Sydney
NSW

Hi, We were recommended Andrew from Chess Electrical http://www.chesselectrical.com.au Can't comment on his individual pricing as we had…

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nrh157
Mar 23, 2012 8:31 pm
nrh157
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
23 March 2012

Water Meter Installation - Yarra Valley Water

Water Meter Installation - Yarra Valley Water
VIC

Would be interested to know how this pans out... I have an inkling the builder will probably dig their heels in, so will probably depend on how much it is worth...

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nglbuilder
Mar 23, 2012 5:42 pm
greenfish
greenfish
23 March 2012

tapware - what is a reasonable price?

tapware - what is a reasonable price?
NSW

Oh yay. :z: Sorry for hijacking your thread Pete_n_Pet :oops:

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greenfish
Mar 23, 2012 3:26 pm
greenfish
dvestate
dvestate
23 March 2012

Bricks - uniform colour from face to rear

Bricks - uniform colour from face to rear
NSW

I've been looking for an answer to this without visiting a brickyard yet but thought I would post something here. I know that bricks are pretty much a clay construction…

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dvestate
Mar 23, 2012 2:11 pm
cantsay
cantsay
23 March 2012

Timelines (Slab and Bricks)

Timelines (Slab and Bricks)
WA

We are bulding with Kerdels - there was a 7 week wait between the slabpour and the brickwork starting.

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cantsay
Mar 23, 2012 12:53 pm
Crow
Crow
23 March 2012

LIGHT FITTING INSTALLATION

LIGHT FITTING INSTALLATION

Our house is almost complete and after discussions with the builder I contacted the builder's electrician direct (with the builders permission) to install all our light…

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Crow
Mar 23, 2012 12:50 pm
Barossa Bubbles
Barossa Bubbles
23 March 2012

INSURANCES

INSURANCES
WA

Would you be needing income protection (althought a great tax deduction) or would you look at taking out Mortgage insurance only? In the building phase the builder will…

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Barossa Bubbles
Mar 23, 2012 8:02 am
Barossa Bubbles
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d3vil_nik
Mar 22, 2012 7:59 pm
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
22 March 2012

Which 2 of these did you get - quick, good or cheap?

Which 2 of these did you get - quick, good or cheap?

We went with a small local builder in Melbourne's North Eastern suburbs.

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upsydaisy
Mar 22, 2012 1:16 pm
upsydaisy
globeoz
globeoz
22 March 2012

Building in Bayside, Melbourne

Building in Bayside, Melbourne
VIC

We have just bought a house for a knockdown and rebuild in the bayside area. Can anyone recommend a project builder that they have used? or a private builder? I don't…

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globeoz
Mar 22, 2012 1:09 pm
caz_770
caz_770
22 March 2012

companies that have Bonus Packages/ Specials

companies that have Bonus Packages/ Specials
WA

What range of builders are you looking at? Most of the low to mid-level first home buyer builders have packages. The ones I can think of off the top of my head that had…

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caz_770
Mar 22, 2012 12:53 am
caz_770
FirstHomeForMe+
FirstHomeForMe+
22 March 2012

Mirrors

Mirrors
WA

Hi guys! Thanks for the replies... Im in perth :D

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FirstHomeForMe+
Mar 21, 2012 11:27 pm
rocketship
rocketship
21 March 2012

Would you ask for this to be repaired/replaced??

Would you ask for this to be repaired/replaced??
NSW

^^ as above... replace. Looks secondhand not brand new.. and I'm sure you paid for brand new!!!

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rocketship
Mar 21, 2012 9:40 pm
ct@ri
ct@ri
21 March 2012

YAY we have plans....BOOOOOO there are so many mistakes....

YAY we have plans....BOOOOOO there are so many mistakes....
WA

Would you like to come in and discuss your concerns GardenofNeedn? I'm happy to attend with our Drafting Manager, and make sure you get exactly what you want and expect…

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ct@ri
Mar 21, 2012 8:00 pm
khamtran
khamtran
21 March 2012

Concreting new driveway to the property boundary

Concreting new driveway to the property boundary
VIC

The driveway is shared with the neighbour so we're limited there. With how our front is there wouldn't enough room to park two cars in the driveway anyhow. We are however…

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khamtran
Mar 21, 2012 4:57 pm
dunkyboy
dunkyboy
21 March 2012

Looking for liquid limestone/aggregate at great $$ in Perth

Looking for liquid limestone/aggregate at great $$ in Perth
WA

I would be interested in this as well, we are considering putting down liquid limestone (depending on cost) at our new build around August time, does anybody know roughly…

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dunkyboy
Mar 21, 2012 4:39 pm
dvestate
dvestate
21 March 2012

Are there any regulations on a minimum side access

Are there any regulations on a minimum side access
VIC

My parents neighbour had the same issue but lucky they have become friends so my Dad just gives them access from there place when required. Good luck

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dvestate
Mar 21, 2012 3:58 pm
munta
munta
21 March 2012

Building a new house - site access

Building a new house - site access
QLD

Can somebody explain the rules about site access for your own building property? When having a builder build a new home, you are not allowed to…

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munta
Mar 21, 2012 2:40 pm
AE86
AE86
21 March 2012

Unsafe? ...Who is responsible?

Unsafe? ...Who is responsible?
VIC

According to my builder who contacted JG King about their cut, JG intend to fill the whole approx 500mm deep cut with concrete ....which does not make sense to me. I…

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AE86
Mar 21, 2012 11:41 am
dunkyboy
dunkyboy
21 March 2012

How many brickies ?

How many brickies ?
WA

thanks for the replies, we are having face bricks and the quality of the work looks good, I am not so much concerned, more just curious as to why the other builders all…

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dunkyboy
Mar 21, 2012 10:16 am
Barossa Bubbles
Barossa Bubbles
21 March 2012

Builders Warranty Insurance

Builders Warranty Insurance
VIC

Sorry I shouldn't have said practically completed - Not practical completion as specified by the builder, all the way to the end and when you get the keys. The bank and…

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Barossa Bubbles
Mar 21, 2012 8:01 am
Barossa Bubbles
mr_chook
mr_chook
20 March 2012

Wanted: Project Manager For Duplex in Bankstown council area

Wanted: Project Manager For Duplex in Bankstown council area
NSW

just wondering what would you pay for a project manager for a duplex in bankstown ? and what would he be required to do? just managing it with hands on or just paper work…

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mr_chook
Mar 20, 2012 10:21 pm
b0son
b0son
20 March 2012

How many days did your house take to build?

How many days did your house take to build?
VIC
1, 2

Builder: Procorp, custom design, 25sq Contract: 32 weeks Actual: 44 weeks and counting. Been at lockup since October!

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b0son
Mar 20, 2012 7:06 pm
willcres
willcres
20 March 2012

Concrete Piering

Concrete Piering
NSW

Mine was also must be 32Mpa by council request, so I have to fork out $2450 extra...not happy....

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willcres
Mar 20, 2012 5:52 pm
willcres


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