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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
munta
munta
20 March 2012

under house garages

under house garages
ACT

regrettably i'm heritage listed, so can't go up (but i do have permission to rebuild in the original heritage style). do you have any idea how…

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munta
Mar 20, 2012 2:48 pm
dvestate
dvestate
20 March 2012

Weep holes are too high.

Weep holes are too high.

This is from a builder's blurb about it: "The edge beam of the slab is rebated to provide 3 courses of brickwork in lieu of the normally used 2 courses therefore…

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dvestate
Mar 20, 2012 2:47 pm
PolkaDots
PolkaDots
20 March 2012

Anyone built with Keogh Homes before?

Anyone built with Keogh Homes before?
VIC

Hello Forum! just wanting to get some feedback on Keogh homes in Melbourne, good or bad. I've done a quick google search but there doesn't seem to be any reviews on them…

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PolkaDots
Mar 20, 2012 10:30 am
silkwoodqld
silkwoodqld
20 March 2012

Has anyone built with Ausbuild in QLD?

Has anyone built with Ausbuild in QLD?
QLD

A lot of people talk about the cost of an ausbuild house. Yes I believe we paid more than others but it shows in the quality, they don't cut corners. Try visiting an…

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silkwoodqld
Mar 19, 2012 11:16 pm
delatite13
delatite13
19 March 2012

Kareen Hills Estate, Mansfield, VIC - new owner build

Kareen Hills Estate, Mansfield, VIC - new owner build
VIC

Delayed once again through wet weather, but finally today some progress. The shed has begun to to take shape today too and slab preparation take place with the footings…

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delatite13
Mar 19, 2012 10:26 pm
delatite13
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
19 March 2012

Eucalypt estate Epping North Melbourne

Eucalypt estate Epping North Melbourne
VIC

hey urk697... The land settlement has been delayed to late Sept..hopefully it will happen soon..how about you..where are you located and whats the…

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d3vil_nik
Mar 19, 2012 9:30 pm
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
19 March 2012

Eucalypt Estate-North epping Site costs

Eucalypt Estate-North epping Site costs
VIC

hey guys i just started building 2 weeks ago in eucalypt, yeh thats cheap as i paid 14 make sure you get fixed. My supervisor been calling me all week telling me that they…

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d3vil_nik
Mar 19, 2012 9:18 pm
AlyLala
AlyLala
19 March 2012

Aly's Devine Coda 241

Aly's Devine Coda 241
VIC

We had our Colour Appointment today! So much fun, and absolutely gobsmacked by the range they had - we honestly expected to be in and out within 10 minutes, but boy were…

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AlyLala
Mar 19, 2012 9:04 pm
boo289
boo289
19 March 2012

Sound Proof Between Floors and certain rooms of a new house

Sound Proof Between Floors and certain rooms of a new house
NSW

Hi, we are building a new house and I would like to knock out as much noise between the floors and between certain rooms, e.g. laundry, home theatre, kids games room. I…

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boo289
Mar 19, 2012 7:58 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
19 March 2012

Hebel

Hebel
VIC

All the hebel homes I've seen look great when first built, but over time turn to crap.

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PaulMac
Mar 19, 2012 7:09 pm
luke81
luke81
19 March 2012

Deleting pavers

Deleting pavers
WA

See if you can use your paving allowance elsewhere. For exmaple to put paths around the house or to extend your alfresco paving. Otherwise the credit you get back is so small.

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luke81
Mar 19, 2012 4:34 pm
munta
munta
19 March 2012

Elevation. Is it achievable?

Elevation. Is it achievable?

Firstly a civil engineer design's roads and infrastructure, a structural engineer would design this.…

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munta
Mar 19, 2012 2:57 pm
munta
munta
19 March 2012

Who Changed Garage Ceiling Heights????

Who Changed Garage Ceiling Heights????
WA

The issue with 25c ceiling garages (and you are correct the overall height is 2229mm or 26c) is the opening height. With a timber pelmet and a panel lift door you lose…

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munta
Mar 19, 2012 2:49 pm
Tool
Tool
19 March 2012

Any comment on National Builders Group

Any comment on National Builders Group
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Tool, you're not building here are you?: Murdoch Ave,…

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Tool
Mar 19, 2012 12:15 pm
KarlaJane
KarlaJane
19 March 2012

fee for quote/tender? How many quotes to get?

fee for quote/tender? How many quotes to get?
NSW

Do not EVER pay for a quote, a good builder would never charge you. I certainly never paid for any of our quotes !

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KarlaJane
Mar 19, 2012 10:43 am
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philjones
Mar 19, 2012 9:51 am
squashedrex
squashedrex
19 March 2012

Smart Meter... or not

Smart Meter... or not
WA

If you are really this concerned about this kind of technology then I assume you have no wi-fi, no microwave,…

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squashedrex
Mar 19, 2012 9:49 am
gogo65
gogo65
19 March 2012

BRICK Choice.....CAN'T CHOOSE!!! HELP

BRICK Choice.....CAN'T CHOOSE!!! HELP

Hi we are currently using asphalt, nearly finished. Picks on my thread if that helps, there is also an allcastle display home at the new homeworld using asphalt

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gogo65
Mar 19, 2012 9:40 am
gogo65
devils_advocate
devils_advocate
19 March 2012

Building a new home in inner city melbourne!

Building a new home in inner city melbourne!
VIC

Hi Any size block, esp. in Richmond is worth:-) good luck with yr new venture. Mine too is a small block, but don't hesitate to contact reputed builders:-)

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devils_advocate
Mar 19, 2012 5:23 am
Michelle
Michelle
19 March 2012

BARRINGTON HOMES – NSW

BARRINGTON HOMES – NSW
NSW

No, that was ages ago. They have just sold their second home and bought their third house. They have not built a house yet. Sorry I can't help you. :)

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Michelle
Mar 18, 2012 11:55 pm
Michelle
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
18 March 2012

House Orientation

House Orientation

Was looking for some comments about placing my house on the block, would this work out ok and should I lose the North East windows on the Media…

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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 18, 2012 10:41 pm
NatsyPatsy78
NatsyPatsy78
18 March 2012

single phase and 3 phase power

single phase and 3 phase power

We will be getting 3 phase as we intend of having an outdoor spa, ducted reverse air conditioner and our house is…

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NatsyPatsy78
Mar 18, 2012 9:28 pm
NatsyPatsy78
nglbuilder
nglbuilder
18 March 2012

First Home Buyers and Loans

First Home Buyers and Loans
WA

Your broker will usually organise the FHOG for you, i.e. give you the paperwork and lodge it for you and forward the payment to the builder. I would be cautious about…

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nglbuilder
Mar 18, 2012 8:25 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
18 March 2012

Mortar issues - what could it be, would it be hard to fix

Mortar issues - what could it be, would it be hard to fix
NSW

Thanks building bee. It does look like acid burn or iron stain, at least from the austral link it seems relatively easy to fix. Fingers crossed that's what it is and they…

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kdgirl
Mar 18, 2012 7:43 pm
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kdgirl
Mar 18, 2012 6:56 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
18 March 2012

Kitchen Cupboard Quote

Kitchen Cupboard Quote
WA

My hubby's a cabinet maker and vinyl wrap is expensive product.

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dazandstace
Mar 18, 2012 6:17 pm
dazandstace
PADAMS2012
PADAMS2012
18 March 2012

WALK IN WARDROBE ORGANIZERS

WALK IN WARDROBE ORGANIZERS
VIC

upsydaisy, thanks for that! sounds very organized. will deft have a nose around getting it custom made then. ikea sounds too expensive for what it really is! I mostly want…

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PADAMS2012
Mar 18, 2012 4:00 pm
edscl
edscl
17 March 2012

Chris & Kristen's Metr1con Nolan 45 knock down and build

Chris & Kristen's Metr1con Nolan 45 knock down and build
VIC
1, 2

I found that if you went after hours you could walk through the house as much as you wanted uninterrupted so you could really take the time to find any issues or admire…

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edscl
Mar 17, 2012 10:52 pm
edscl
Humphrey72
Humphrey72
17 March 2012

Who builds good houses in Yass?

Who builds good houses in Yass?
NSW

G'day All, I am keen to build a house in Yass. I am a diesel mechanic working in the mining industry in WA, but I am originally from Sydney. My Dad has lined me up with a…

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Humphrey72
Mar 17, 2012 10:19 pm
seajay17
seajay17
17 March 2012

Hills District Advice

Hills District Advice
NSW

You would be pushing it fine to get a 500sqm block + 4br house for less than $620k in the Hills area. We aimed for that budget (on a 450sqm block) and have already gone way over!!

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seajay17
Mar 17, 2012 5:48 pm
delatite13
delatite13
17 March 2012

Material for external walls of house

Material for external walls of house

We have just started building and will be using polystyrene with a cement render finish. Still strong and a better "R" value than clay or concrete bricks

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delatite13
Mar 17, 2012 5:27 pm
delatite13
kylie40
kylie40
7 June 2013

Security screen for a 1200mm timber front door

Security screen for a 1200mm timber front door

Could I please bother you for where you got this from too please?

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kylie40
Jun 07, 2013 9:52 pm
kylie40
KAN
KAN
17 March 2012

concrete crossover/driveway advice

concrete crossover/driveway advice

Hi I am in NSW. We had a price from the Builder, our landscaper and the Council. Our local council was the cheapest and we are giving them the job. Maybe get a quote…

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KAN
Mar 17, 2012 1:26 pm
AHoward
AHoward
17 March 2012

Risk & Indemnity - who is responsible - builder or owner

Risk & Indemnity - who is responsible - builder or owner
NSW

Yep, those look like standard clauses for me. The first one looks like a "force majeure" clause meant to cover extraordinary events which can't be predicted by the insured…

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AHoward
Mar 17, 2012 11:36 am
building-expert
building-expert
16 March 2012

Choosing own tradies but using mainstream builder?

Choosing own tradies but using mainstream builder?
NSW

Be careful. If you are doing any building work "you are the builder". You will have two builders on the same job and give the builder perfect "get out of jail" key if any…

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building-expert
Mar 16, 2012 9:42 pm
building-expert
SherWin
SherWin
16 March 2012

Roof Tiles - Do you have the same problem?

Roof Tiles - Do you have the same problem?
VIC

Hi KrisKros I would definitely not be accepting a recoating of the tiles. Once recoating is undertaken, the ongoing maintenance would be a never ending nightmare. This…

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SherWin
Mar 16, 2012 7:51 pm
KAN
KAN
16 March 2012

Austral Bricks ColourBrick NawKaw Not Recommended!

Austral Bricks ColourBrick NawKaw Not Recommended!

Wow, sorry to hear you are having such issues. I hope Clarendon or Austral come to the party and fix the problem for you. If not, dont muck around go to the Department…

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KAN
Mar 16, 2012 6:04 pm
paulw11
paulw11
16 March 2012

Phone connection

Phone connection
VIC

Your builder should contact Telstra and arrange for them to install the lead-in. This should be at no-cost. You will pay $299 when you connect new line later. I am on…

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paulw11
Mar 16, 2012 7:47 am
Nest
Nest
16 March 2012

Please help with bricks

Please help with bricks
NSW

Thanks for your reply.. I'm looking into the cost of upgrading to the bricks to the Symmetry Range with Rawson at the…

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Nest
Mar 16, 2012 6:57 am
Feline
Feline
16 March 2012

Building double story at Talana Edmondson park

Building double story at Talana Edmondson park
NSW

Hi All, I am planning to start building a double story home soon. Does anyone have either good or bad experience with Clarendon and would like to share it. My Estimated…

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Feline
Mar 15, 2012 11:01 pm


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