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dvestate
dvestate
11 May 2012

Over Garage - Brickwork or Painted Panelling

Over Garage - Brickwork or Painted Panelling
NSW

Got the price today $630 for a lintel and bricks above the garage, I'm happy to pay it but my DW wants to drive past a few places that have the panelling to see the…

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dvestate
May 11, 2012 11:21 pm
Vatche
Vatche
11 May 2012

Three Storey complying Development in NSW

Three Storey complying Development in NSW
NSW

Hi, We are about to build in forestville too, but most likely go through CDC.

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Vatche
May 11, 2012 11:14 pm
Vatche
Stacey And Sonny
Stacey And Sonny
11 May 2012

New Home

New Home
WA

Thanks Sb ..Nice Pad

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Stacey And Sonny
May 11, 2012 10:36 pm
momofthree
momofthree
11 May 2012

Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

We decided to build our first home with Carlisle after a good friend recommended them and after reading through experiences of others who have built with them. We're…

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momofthree
May 11, 2012 8:47 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
11 May 2012

Does anyone know what colour render this is????

Does anyone know what colour render this is????
WA

or if you are too nervous to knock on the door, how about write them…

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SunshineT
May 11, 2012 8:17 pm
SunshineT
amgsl55
amgsl55
11 May 2012

New House - Tradies Using Loo??

New House - Tradies Using Loo??
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

much to my disappointment the toilet in our ensuite was used by one of the plumbers ( an apprentice). There is mud…

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amgsl55
May 11, 2012 8:09 pm
Silvergum
Silvergum
11 May 2012

Cutting caesarstone

Cutting caesarstone
VIC

Hi everyone... thankfully today after getting management involved and shafting our atttitude filled building coordinator, all is resolved and they are making the kitchen…

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Silvergum
May 11, 2012 7:19 pm
dons80
dons80
11 May 2012

What should I look for at my PCI appointment?

What should I look for at my PCI appointment?
VIC

Don't let your SS rush you through it take your time and remember it's your money that's paying his wages

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dons80
May 11, 2012 6:28 pm
dazandstace
dazandstace
11 May 2012

Colour Selection - H3nl3y - Cosham Interiors

Colour Selection - H3nl3y - Cosham Interiors
VIC

I feel your pain, our lady was disinterested and unhelpful. We got limited choices or not offered certain upgrades that I have since seen other ppl had been offered on…

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dazandstace
May 11, 2012 8:46 am
dazandstace
maxmcnamara
maxmcnamara
10 May 2012

A couple of possible issues, and handover process

A couple of possible issues, and handover process
VIC

Thanks mate, but surely they have to clean the place if it's a house and land package? What happens at handover do you sign over anything saying that all the work is complete?

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maxmcnamara
May 10, 2012 11:21 pm
aries_sydney
aries_sydney
10 May 2012

Sherwood 42

Sherwood 42
NSW

We have just begun building with Clarendon. Any advice with your experience with them…

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aries_sydney
May 10, 2012 9:43 pm
amgsl55
amgsl55
10 May 2012

advice needed with Bricklayers fees

advice needed with Bricklayers fees
SA

I discussed the matter with the brickie. Their argument was as it's a small job they are charging a day rate rather than a per brick rate. I told them it's a bit much…

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amgsl55
May 10, 2012 5:54 pm
KMofMargs
KMofMargs
10 May 2012

Advice to young players sort for Margs and in general.

Advice to young players sort for Margs and in general.
WA

Thanks for the response! I've trawled through a lot of the RI streams, as well as other review sites, just trying to gather as much info as I can, big decisions! But also…

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KMofMargs
May 10, 2012 4:09 pm
BradS
BradS
10 May 2012

Built not as per drawing

Built not as per drawing
VIC

Have you contacted your builder and enquired about it first? I cant see the image but i know i have contacted my builder about things that i thought looked wrong only to…

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BradS
May 10, 2012 2:48 pm
oneness
oneness
9 May 2012

At what point is it normal to sign an HIA building contract

At what point is it normal to sign an HIA building contract
WA

Thanks building-expert. Funnily enough must have been ESP but I have just received contract today (I needn't have worried) Just need a fine tooth comb now before signing :-)

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oneness
May 09, 2012 10:37 pm
choccontain
choccontain
9 May 2012

OK here we go GJ Fitzroy........HANDOVER PICTURES

OK here we go GJ Fitzroy........HANDOVER PICTURES
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

can you please post some pics of your finished house? I am building fitzroy on a corner block and would like to see a finished house, plus i would like to see actual size…

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choccontain
May 09, 2012 8:29 pm
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daveinthehills
May 09, 2012 6:59 pm
fourgs
fourgs
9 May 2012

Fixing/Paint Stage Inspection or Pre Handover Inspection?

Fixing/Paint Stage Inspection or Pre Handover Inspection?
VIC

thanks guys for the feedback... not really sure what issues will occur.. we're not really anticipating any issues and we are confident with our builder.. but we cannot…

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fourgs
May 09, 2012 4:13 pm
atom_ute
atom_ute
9 May 2012

Soil testing

Soil testing
WA

Soil test is around 400~500. This should give you enough information before approaching builders and developers. A contour survey might be the…

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atom_ute
May 09, 2012 12:53 pm
atom_ute
bashworth
bashworth
9 May 2012

Cement Sheet infills or Bricks?

Cement Sheet infills or Bricks?
VIC

I've had cement sheet and been happy with it.

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bashworth
May 09, 2012 11:08 am
bashworth
CC101
CC101
8 May 2012

ceiling inside robe with hinged doors

ceiling inside robe with hinged doors
WA

do u think it will be a bit hard to use the…

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CC101
May 08, 2012 11:30 pm
dakr
dakr
8 May 2012

Newbie questions

Newbie questions
WA

Thanks ShunshineT, much appreciated.

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dakr
May 08, 2012 9:02 pm
greenfish
greenfish
8 May 2012

How did you choose your builder?

How did you choose your builder?
VIC
1, 2

I'll take that as a compliment too!!! ::kissed::

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greenfish
May 08, 2012 5:22 pm
greenfish
dvestate
dvestate
8 May 2012

Lockup Stage finished, paper instead of brick above window?

Lockup Stage finished, paper instead of brick above window?
VIC

Should be like over your door, the brick courses just extend across a steel lintel. Not going to be much fun for the brick to fix if the builder has done this on purpose 2

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dvestate
May 08, 2012 4:54 pm
d@n
d@n
8 May 2012

Please Help, Outdoor colour

Please Help, Outdoor colour
NSW

You could do with some render on that facade just to add some interest. Downpipes usually match the brick or render it's against. Most people want to hide them as they're…

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d@n
May 08, 2012 1:39 pm
Forg
Forg
7 May 2012

Paperwork/prep before trying to get tenders or quotes?

Paperwork/prep before trying to get tenders or quotes?
NSW

Thanks for the clarification! Ryde has a couple of forms relating to Section 149, it would seem, but they related to applications for development. I was just after a…

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Forg
May 07, 2012 9:53 pm
deb17
deb17
7 May 2012

signing contracts tomorrow, couple of quick questions please

signing contracts tomorrow, couple of quick questions please

Tonight email them and tell them the changes u want made. They should get back to u in the morning. If they dont, call them. Tell them in the email u wont sign until…

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deb17
May 07, 2012 8:52 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
7 May 2012

I think I need a footerer / footings contractor

I think I need a footerer / footings contractor
VIC

I have a video post on footings at buildinginyourblood, it is a reasonably simple job. if you think it's too much most concretors or even experienced carpenters could do…

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builderforlife
May 07, 2012 7:20 pm
builderforlife
kjw7
kjw7
7 May 2012

Colour scheme ideas.... pleae help!

Colour scheme ideas.... pleae help!
WA

Can you post a picture of your bricks? The overall colour scheme sounds great - but I am bias as its pretty similar to mine! :) I'm not sure about the render without seeing…

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kjw7
May 07, 2012 6:47 pm
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kch
May 07, 2012 5:20 pm
Stormy
Stormy
7 May 2012

2 pack in the kitchen

2 pack in the kitchen
VIC

We paid $5500 (from memory) 3 years ago to upgrade ours from Laminex. That included 7 pot drawers, 4 standard drawers, 11 cupboard doors (various sizes), 2 end panels on…

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Stormy
May 07, 2012 4:44 pm
Stormy
auds
auds
7 May 2012

Build contract delay. What would you do?

Build contract delay. What would you do?
VIC

I would give them an earlier cutoff than 30 June as that gives you no room at all. I would give them to the end of May - and agree with cmhamilton and tell them its a…

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auds
May 07, 2012 3:17 pm
Sp004U
Sp004U
7 May 2012

Anyone building the Orlando with Carlisle home?

Anyone building the Orlando with Carlisle home?
VIC

Hi there.. We are planning to build Carlisle Orlando 35 in Ambrosia (South east). Land is going to title in July this year. How is your experience so far with Carlisle ?? Sandip

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Sp004U
May 07, 2012 11:41 am
willcres
willcres
6 May 2012

Soil Removal at The Ponds/Kellyville Ridge

Soil Removal at The Ponds/Kellyville Ridge
NSW

Can anyone recommend someone for soil removal in Kellyville Ridge? We have about 90 tonne of soil to be removed - have been quoted $5,000 by…

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willcres
May 06, 2012 6:01 pm
willcres
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 May 2012

Please give some ideas on brick and roofing combination

Please give some ideas on brick and roofing combination
NSW

More information needed please. Are you looking for render or cladding colours, or brick? If you have an elevation of facade please post it.

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Treeseachanger
May 06, 2012 4:32 pm
gesinta7
gesinta7
5 May 2012

Denver 43 by M

Denver 43 by M
VIC

thanks, i will check it out !!!

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gesinta7
May 05, 2012 11:15 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
5 May 2012

What's your most ridiculous post-contract variation cost?

What's your most ridiculous post-contract variation cost?
VIC

I think the most woeful contract variation goes to a friend of mine who got slugged with a $1500 'NBN fee' - and here I was thinking the NBN is…

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cmhamilton
May 05, 2012 9:54 pm
cici2012
cici2012
5 May 2012

Wyndham Vale - Bluestone

Wyndham Vale - Bluestone
VIC

Hi everyone, My husband and I decided to buy the house and land at Bluestone of Wyndham Vale (stage 20) with Sherridon Homes, is there any common about that area or…

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cici2012
May 05, 2012 9:38 pm
kexkez
kexkez
5 May 2012

People's experiences with modifying project homes?

People's experiences with modifying project homes?
NSW

we enlarged rooms, re arranged rooms and added a double garage. but most internal walls stayed in the same position or were slightly shifted. I suspect in a double if…

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kexkez
May 05, 2012 9:25 pm
kexkez
Pugs
Pugs
5 May 2012

Electrical Pre-Start

Electrical Pre-Start
WA

Yeah but do you have to have all stuff supplied by Clipsal such as smart wiring automation and all this stuff or can you go to Intelligent…

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Pugs
May 05, 2012 4:18 pm
Pugs
building-expert
building-expert
5 May 2012

Buy builder's spec and save heaps or?

Buy builder's spec and save heaps or?
VIC

The lure of buying builder's spec is to save money on stamp duty but do you know what you are getting into? For a start , you are not protected by building contract's and…

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building-expert
May 05, 2012 2:26 pm
building-expert
TrevandSam
TrevandSam
5 May 2012

Annoyed about exclusions that should be standard

Annoyed about exclusions that should be standard
VIC

Door stops, fly screens, obscure glass in the toilet and bathroom windows...probably more but off the top of my head that's all I can think of. What irks me the most is…

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TrevandSam
May 05, 2012 12:53 pm
Liliana
Liliana
5 May 2012

First time renovator

First time renovator
VIC

The Archicentre publishes a cost guide to renovations which might give you an idea of what you could be looking at in terms of expenses; http://www.archicentre.com.au/cost-guide

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Liliana
May 05, 2012 10:02 am
affectiion
affectiion
5 May 2012

Communication with Builders

Communication with Builders
VIC

I'm just wondering if anyone else found that once you committed to a builder, their communication dropped off a bit? We're building with Orbit, and at first, the girl we…

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affectiion
May 05, 2012 9:52 am
affectiion
CC101
CC101
4 May 2012

Redink Homes Build

Redink Homes Build
WA

i am also building with redink. they have cut ceiling in most of my rooms as they did not put pull wires in blank face plaits earlier. now they are going to repair / patch them.

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CC101
May 04, 2012 10:43 pm
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mistress
May 04, 2012 9:52 am
talkingdog
talkingdog
4 May 2012

Confused about when to get builder to quote

Confused about when to get builder to quote
VIC

get your soil test done ASAP, it doesn't cost much ($200-$300), but you will know upfront if you will have majot problems with footings. From the soil test, you can get a…

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talkingdog
May 04, 2012 6:41 am
building-expert
building-expert
3 May 2012

Pre Slab Inspection, skip it to save money or?

Pre Slab Inspection, skip it to save money or?
VIC

Hi Lex Yes there is a certificate of inspection, but that means nothing because the pier is missing. The seriousness of the situation is that instead of four piers there…

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building-expert
May 03, 2012 10:59 pm
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