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dvestate
dvestate
21 November 2012

Procorp- House building not started yet. What next?

Procorp- House building not started yet. What next?
NSW
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That sucks i only paid 3000 by that stage with my builder so not a massive deal to walk away from but the amount that ProCorp charge would be some nice floor…

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dvestate
Nov 21, 2012 7:39 pm
kelbelle
kelbelle
21 November 2012

Handover

Handover
TAS

That has worked out almost perfectly for holidays! So happy for you! Have fun moving in (after reports are done of course :wink: ) and setting up for your first Christmas in your home!

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kelbelle
Nov 21, 2012 6:44 pm
kelbelle
Echo
Echo
21 November 2012

Western Power Dome Costs??

Western Power Dome Costs??
WA

$1500 Including GST for the little green dome . Three years ago tho and is only 4 meters from the existing pole.

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Echo
Nov 21, 2012 5:24 pm
Echo
thattime
thattime
21 November 2012

Sewer Lines - Expansion Couplings and Swivel Joints

Sewer Lines - Expansion Couplings and Swivel Joints
NSW

Just replying to my own thread - I received the slab design from my builder today and that showed in detail where these couplings and joints need to go. For our design,…

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thattime
Nov 21, 2012 4:02 pm
thattime
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
21 November 2012

Where do i get acoustic and electrolysis reports from

Where do i get acoustic and electrolysis reports from
NSW

I had to have an Acoustic Assement done for my place. My Builder provide me with a contact. So I got a quote. Then I rang around and found a far less expesive provider for…

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KnockItDown
Nov 21, 2012 1:07 pm
KnockItDown
bashworth
bashworth
21 November 2012

Survey report - fake

Survey report - fake
NSW

What sort of Survey?? A title survey wouldn't have trees A geotech survey often only shows the boreholes in relation to the boundary, but the trees should be mentioned in…

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bashworth
Nov 21, 2012 11:28 am
bashworth
humble
humble
21 November 2012

Thoughts on this please!!

Thoughts on this please!!
WA

I still dont get building in perth.. its just so different from the east..

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humble
Nov 21, 2012 9:10 am
rellie
rellie
21 November 2012

AV jennings old display at eynesbury

AV jennings old display at eynesbury
VIC

I live at Eynesbury and remember looking through those homes, I had a look at the website and the double storey is the plaza 410 http://www.sekisuihouse.com.au/house-de…

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rellie
Nov 21, 2012 7:40 am
bashworth
bashworth
21 November 2012

minimum insulation for new builds

minimum insulation for new builds
QLD

Houses normally come with a 'wrap' to keep the insulation…

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bashworth
Nov 21, 2012 5:40 am
bashworth
maximus
maximus
20 November 2012

Eyes wide open

Eyes wide open
NSW

I would like to see Builder's offer a pre-start straight up with a an hour or two sitting with a draftsman so you are…

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maximus
Nov 20, 2012 7:42 pm
maximus
KrilliC
KrilliC
20 November 2012

Clarend0n 2 story Build - opinions?

Clarend0n 2 story Build - opinions?
QLD

Krillic I hate to say it but it sounds to me like you are unaware that you actually had a good building experience. If you read the posts on here…

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KrilliC
Nov 20, 2012 6:46 pm
OneTreeFalling
OneTreeFalling
20 November 2012

How much for independent survey ?

How much for independent survey ?
NSW

I was given two quotes of $1000 to do both the soil test and site survey. One quote of $2000 for the same thing. And another quote of about $1500 just to do the site…

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OneTreeFalling
Nov 20, 2012 3:36 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 November 2012

Thoughts on stacker doors and frosted glass sliding door ?

Thoughts on stacker doors and frosted glass sliding door ?
NSW

Get it supplied clear, decide later to fit frosted film. Maybe just up to 1700H... Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 20, 2012 2:05 pm
ECOECO
SmithiesWife
SmithiesWife
20 November 2012

BluePrint Homes in Perth

BluePrint Homes in Perth
WA

Natnjono - what did you end up deciding?

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SmithiesWife
Nov 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Leah_Com78
Leah_Com78
19 November 2012

building wth dennis family homes Ballarat

building wth dennis family homes Ballarat
VIC

Hi ks4, I too am building the Murchison so am very keen to see how your house comes along. I love your colour choices too! DH and I are "negotiating" at the moment. …

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Leah_Com78
Nov 19, 2012 7:23 pm
bbuilder2012
bbuilder2012
19 November 2012

From lockup to handover.... How long did it take you?

From lockup to handover.... How long did it take you?
WA

I really hope not Bashworth - we've been building for 7 months! :( Thanks for the link, I'll check it out now!

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bbuilder2012
Nov 19, 2012 7:16 pm
Pales84
Pales84
19 November 2012

Site Costs - Parafield Gardens

Site Costs - Parafield Gardens
SA

G'day all, We'd love to hear from anybody who has recently built, or intends to build soon, in Parafield Gardens, regarding site costs. We have a 14m frontage, by 30m,…

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Pales84
Nov 19, 2012 7:11 pm
dontuserivergum
dontuserivergum
19 November 2012

Yarrabank or Rivergum Constructions anyone?

Yarrabank or Rivergum Constructions anyone?
VIC

Do not ever use rivergum constructions- they are worse than useless- rude, ignorant of the commonest type of customer service and are just interested in taking your money-…

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dontuserivergum
Nov 19, 2012 6:38 pm
octain
octain
19 November 2012

Arndell Estate

Arndell Estate
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hey guys, Just thought I'd post here. I live in Williams Landing estate and am a qualified electrician. I work full time in the commercial construction industry, however…

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octain
Nov 19, 2012 3:18 pm
octain
monnie24
monnie24
19 November 2012

Which building company to choose!

Which building company to choose!
SA

Oh thanks Sorry Mt Barker, SA! We have decided on Seaford Rise as there was so many extras to consider building in a fire zone! Looks like we will be going with…

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monnie24
Nov 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Beginner builder
Beginner builder
19 November 2012

Demolishing half a duplex

Demolishing half a duplex
WA

Hi. Has anyone had any experiences in demolishing half a duplex (sharing a common wall)? We are in a fantastic location and would like to build a free standing house on…

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Beginner builder
Nov 19, 2012 12:05 pm
manven
manven
19 November 2012

Has anyone built with Provincial or Fowler homes in NSW?

Has anyone built with Provincial or Fowler homes in NSW?
NSW

jbsj1974 (Jackson) and ronj, how are you going? Its been around 2 years, would be good to know how your houses are , any problems ? cracks, leaking, plasterin etc>? I did…

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manven
Nov 19, 2012 11:27 am
Staceys Embassy
Staceys Embassy
19 November 2012

PGH Aubergine Bricks or Selkirk Coastal Stone

PGH Aubergine Bricks or Selkirk Coastal Stone
VIC

Hi LynneY Thanks for that. I have look on there. Was just hoping someone out in the building world has used them and if they have some different pictures to view. All…

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Staceys Embassy
Nov 19, 2012 8:51 am
jamt007
jamt007
19 November 2012

Silt pit connection - Waterhall Estate

Silt pit connection - Waterhall Estate
WA

Cool - and did u do the downpipes yourself? Im looking to build to lock up in the kelmscott hills; basic design, sloped roof from front to back - gutter at back; two down…

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jamt007
Nov 19, 2012 7:20 am
LynneY
LynneY
18 November 2012

Soil testing/reports

Soil testing/reports
SA

Hi all We are building in SA, can anyone recommend a good company/person who can do an independent soil testing/report (to see soil type etc) on our block of land and…

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LynneY
Nov 18, 2012 8:47 pm
akashra
akashra
18 November 2012

Why is there a pipe in the middle of my backyard?

Why is there a pipe in the middle of my backyard?
VIC

Yeah, the sewer tie is right out by the fenceline. In line with it, but certainly not dead smack-bang in the middle of the back-yard area, which indicates nothing to be…

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akashra
Nov 18, 2012 8:12 pm
Shakel
Shakel
18 November 2012

Help with Building Inspectors Report for Sekisui House

Help with Building Inspectors Report for Sekisui House
SA

Hello all We recently had a private building inspector out to look at our house and we want to submit the report to our former builder Sekisui House. Does anyone have…

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Shakel
Nov 18, 2012 7:02 pm
Shakel
Homefinder
Homefinder
18 November 2012

Anyone building with riviera builders???

Anyone building with riviera builders???
VIC

Hi anyone building with riviera builder. How long they normally take to finish?????

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Homefinder
Nov 18, 2012 6:19 pm
Homefinder
Ribbon
Ribbon
18 November 2012

Terms in building contract

Terms in building contract
WA

Liquidated damages are meant to be a genuine pre-estimate of your loss if the builder goes over that timeframe and damages that amount to a "penalty" are unenforceable. …

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Ribbon
Nov 18, 2012 4:35 pm
Ribbon
Ribbon
18 November 2012

A favour to ask - HIA NSW Building Contract

A favour to ask - HIA NSW Building Contract
NSW

Thanks boson! That's interesting, sounds very similar to the ACT contract but with some differences to the time frames. Interesting that this "preliminary requirements…

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Ribbon
Nov 18, 2012 2:30 pm
Rangi83
Rangi83
18 November 2012

Anyone building the Ivory with Mainvue?

Anyone building the Ivory with Mainvue?
SA

Hi Ivory, We are thinking of builing this home aswell.. how is the process going??.... We were going for the Emporio but now thinking of going for something smaller...…

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Rangi83
Nov 18, 2012 2:30 pm
Rangi83
belandchris
belandchris
18 November 2012

My Q2 Retreat.

My Q2 Retreat.
QLD

Hi (again!) hehe Yep we are also going with fans as well as the Actron - the fans we are going with are called Hunter Pacific Concept 2. The bedroom fans will be a…

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belandchris
Nov 18, 2012 11:36 am
springtime
springtime
18 November 2012

Need soil or want to get rid of it for free?

Need soil or want to get rid of it for free?

Hi All, After finally moving into our newly built house & having excess soil not knowing what to do with it, I came across a site called ..... fillwanted.com.au . This…

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springtime
Nov 18, 2012 6:59 am
Caz76
Caz76
17 November 2012

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy
VIC

Hi Boosho, I just pulled out the building permit and no mention of a retaining wall, nor is there any mention of a retaining wall on any of my plans. Thanks for the info

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Caz76
Nov 17, 2012 7:48 pm
JB2012
JB2012
17 November 2012

Is anyone building with ProCorp in Sydney metro???

Is anyone building with ProCorp in Sydney metro???
NSW
1, 2

Building Insurance Advisory Service are a company focused on assisting people resolve building issues. Nothing is too big or too small and as we have over 20 years…

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JB2012
Nov 17, 2012 5:13 pm
JB2012
kiwi
kiwi
17 November 2012

Acreage Build SE QLD : Progress Report

Acreage Build SE QLD : Progress Report
QLD

Wow, looking great. We have similar wall and carpet colour. Looks like you will be in for Santa.

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kiwi
Nov 17, 2012 4:54 pm
kiwi
EagleOne
EagleOne
17 November 2012

work completed out of Building contract

work completed out of Building contract
NSW

Yes I spoke to builder yesterday and they admitted its a mistake.

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EagleOne
Nov 17, 2012 4:21 pm
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babysaurs
Nov 17, 2012 2:22 pm
jamt007
jamt007
17 November 2012

Survey/Engineering

Survey/Engineering
WA

Greetings I am doing the pre-lim before I confirm I want to buy a block in the kelmscott hills - just want to make sure I am doing things in the right order - it will have…

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jamt007
Nov 17, 2012 10:57 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
17 November 2012

Engineering and survey reports - anyone know the process?

Engineering and survey reports - anyone know the process?
SA

Usually it means floating boulders of rock under the ground. By floating it means they are here and there randomly, not part of a rock bed, so they may not be as stable.…

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SunshineT
Nov 17, 2012 10:05 am
SunshineT
bkm2009
bkm2009
17 November 2012

Incorrect water meter & electric dome positioning??!!!

Incorrect water meter & electric dome positioning??!!!
WA

You can definitely ask then to move the meter. My parents got theirs moved as it was right in the middle of the driveway 2

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bkm2009
Nov 17, 2012 12:45 am
bkm2009
gogo65
gogo65
16 November 2012

Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Congrats BNA, Hope your pool gets sorted quicker than mine and you dont have our tilers ::hyst:: Look forward to photos ::lol::

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gogo65
Nov 16, 2012 9:22 pm
gogo65
babysaurs
babysaurs
16 November 2012

how long til handover are we on track?

how long til handover are we on track?
SA

Cupboards have arrived at our house now, giprock, skirtings etc all done and locked up. Our approx date of handover is Feb 18th are we on schedule for that? We are doing…

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babysaurs
Nov 16, 2012 8:52 pm
zozo
zozo
16 November 2012

Sloping Block - Looking for Ideas, Builders Designs

Sloping Block - Looking for Ideas, Builders Designs
NSW

We are at tender stage for our 8m fall block. We have tenders with two project builders and one custom builder. I started by walking around a display village with a copy…

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zozo
Nov 16, 2012 7:43 pm
Forg
Forg
16 November 2012

Windows in garage ?

Windows in garage ?
NSW

This makes me think it may be a waste…

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Forg
Nov 16, 2012 6:26 pm
klaudia2005
klaudia2005
16 November 2012

Homestead Homes the Luxford

Homestead Homes the Luxford
SA

Has anyone built the Luxford by Homestead Homes in South Australia? Have you got any images?

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klaudia2005
Nov 16, 2012 6:04 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
16 November 2012

Applying for a dispensation - What is the better option?

Applying for a dispensation - What is the better option?
VIC

I imagine that the easement at the back is for either a storm water/sewage line. In the unlikely event that they need to access the pipe for any reason, there cannot be…

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atom_ute
Nov 16, 2012 3:48 pm
atom_ute
MrsTY
MrsTY
16 November 2012

Anyone building Henley Belle Vue Q1?

Anyone building Henley Belle Vue Q1?
VIC

Im feeling alone with my build, i cannot find anyone else on here building the same... anyone out thereeeeeeeeeeeeeee???? :)

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MrsTY
Nov 16, 2012 2:10 pm
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