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Nayzv
Nayzv
23 October 2012

advice needed! is this right?

advice needed! is this right?
VIC

the vertical bit is a downpipe. the horizontal bit is a stormwater drain that by australian standard should be buried. of the top of my head, i…

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Nayzv
Oct 23, 2012 7:25 am
Nayzv
leighton
leighton
23 October 2012

DJKLSiv Pointing at a Home-Time to call the Private Builder?

DJKLSiv Pointing at a Home-Time to call the Private Builder?
VIC

hi. one thing is for sure. the price per m2 is not the answer. i did a recent spreadsheet and found my prices for the last twelve jobs ranged from $700 to $1600 m2. this…

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leighton
Oct 23, 2012 6:51 am
leighton
Casanova
Casanova
22 October 2012

Normal or defects?

Normal or defects?
VIC

The gap between the slab and the garage wall is normal. They will fill it in at some point.

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Casanova
Oct 22, 2012 7:10 pm
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
22 October 2012

Our custom build in the Barossa - Guided Tour Anyone?????

Our custom build in the Barossa - Guided Tour Anyone?????
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Hi Rebecca, how are things going? I was wondering if you had any problem with water marks from the rain with your cedar windows when they went in. We have started our…

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dreamcometrue
Oct 22, 2012 12:03 pm
dreamcometrue
Liliana
Liliana
22 October 2012

Variation payments

Variation payments
NSW

I really feel for you DollySydney. It is a very dispiriting experience to find out how deceitful some people in the building industry can be. I totally agree with…

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Liliana
Oct 22, 2012 11:09 am
Belial
Belial
22 October 2012

Irregular Block - Angled Garage Wall

Irregular Block - Angled Garage Wall

Its also worth considering that if the garage wall isn't parallel with the fenceline then in most places it needs to be setback from the fence. Whereas if it is a garage…

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Belial
Oct 22, 2012 10:56 am
Belial
stellabella
stellabella
22 October 2012

Alternatives to stacked stone for facade?

Alternatives to stacked stone for facade?
QLD

Thanks for the ideas! I think tiling will be the way to go, I'm going to have a look around for some ideas and I will definitley try Studio M! Thanks lovely :) p.s; I like…

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stellabella
Oct 22, 2012 10:40 am
stellabella
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
22 October 2012

Moving driveway?

Moving driveway?
VIC

We did a KDR in 2004 and council was quite happy to let us move our driveway as long as we replaced the old crossover with new kerb and guttering. In this build we were…

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grumblebum54
Oct 22, 2012 7:36 am
grumblebum54
Lilac
Lilac
22 October 2012

Hot water Q for Basix

Hot water Q for Basix
NSW

Oh also, when we looked in to it, I don't think there are any rebates for new home builds. I haven't looked for a while so if you find something let me know, but I…

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Lilac
Oct 22, 2012 7:26 am
gogo65
gogo65
22 October 2012

Trees on block - Laughton Cr

Trees on block - Laughton Cr
NSW

Each block in balmoral release must have an area specified to build a house within the DCP requirements, so the developer has to submit to council a diagram to show that a…

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gogo65
Oct 22, 2012 7:08 am
gogo65
Bec_M
Bec_M
21 October 2012

What was your biggest savings items done after handover?

What was your biggest savings items done after handover?
VIC

We will be doing the driveway, blinds, flooring, lights and we will be upgrading our shower screens after handover, the builder upgrade price for semi frameless is a bit…

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Bec_M
Oct 21, 2012 6:59 pm
beany846
beany846
21 October 2012

Feedback Requested

Feedback Requested
WA

Thanks for the comment Chripark ::smile::

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beany846
Oct 21, 2012 11:40 am

Thanks guys, sorry it has taken so long to reply! I have had weddings, house planning and all kinds of things going on! Some plans for your perusal. Looking more like the…

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shaaralee
Oct 20, 2012 3:24 pm
shaaralee
Miss Mia
Miss Mia
20 October 2012

Metriicon SA build - Modified Santorini 26 - Frame complete

Metriicon SA build - Modified Santorini 26 - Frame complete
SA
1, 2

Hi Rigby Great to see some positive feedback on M !! We are a weekend away also on deciding on Santorini and reading your post and seeing the pantry redisign I almost…

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Miss Mia
Oct 20, 2012 7:02 am
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Treeseachanger
Oct 19, 2012 11:00 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2012

HELP! Who ever liable for the problem we are the sufferers!

HELP! Who ever liable for the problem we are the sufferers!
VIC

I think you are in real trouble You need professional contract manager to sort this out for you

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2012 5:37 pm
building-expert
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daveandally1
Oct 19, 2012 5:32 pm
daveandally1
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 October 2012

Building with Sekisui in Mount Barker

Building with Sekisui in Mount Barker
SA

You must register with an external storage site such as imageshack or photobucket, upload to site, then you are given the codes to post to forums. :D It's the img code you…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 19, 2012 3:57 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
19 October 2012

what is needed for bushfire assessment of 12.5 ?

what is needed for bushfire assessment of 12.5 ?
VIC
1, 2

Ok thanks for the info,i think i will ask the shire about it,they are pretty good i have found & their inspector is VERY good. cheers

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kerry-ann
Oct 19, 2012 2:19 pm
akashra
akashra
19 October 2012

How long after council approval did building commence? WA

How long after council approval did building commence? WA
WA

I got provisional/conditional approval back at the end of August, but didn't get final approval until the end of the first week of October. Site start was supposed to be…

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akashra
Oct 19, 2012 1:41 pm
Lourance
Lourance
19 October 2012

Colors... HELP!!!

Colors... HELP!!!
VIC

You can get most colours made up at different strenghts so maybe arava at 3/4 is the colour you are looking for. Get a sample pot made up and try it out.

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Lourance
Oct 19, 2012 4:39 am
larah1
larah1
19 October 2012

build in geelong

build in geelong
VIC
1, 2

have not posted for a while ,not much to see.house now all locked up ,exterior finished .plastering basically finished ,stairs in and wood floors laid.still will not be in…

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larah1
Oct 19, 2012 1:34 am
loz+dug
loz+dug
18 October 2012

Clarendon Noob tips

Clarendon Noob tips

Thought I might just…

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loz+dug
Oct 18, 2012 10:16 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
18 October 2012

Waffle slabs

Waffle slabs
VIC

Bonus!! I didnt know this. Every little bit adds up :z:

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PS_Sirocco7
Oct 18, 2012 5:16 pm
PS_Sirocco7
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Trees
Oct 18, 2012 5:05 pm
dvestate
dvestate
18 October 2012

Cut and Fill question

Cut and Fill question
VIC

If you have a builder I would consult with them directly on this

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dvestate
Oct 18, 2012 1:38 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
18 October 2012

Building in BAL Flame Zone (FZ)

Building in BAL Flame Zone (FZ)
VIC

What have people done with there FZ doors? Any suggestions and costings?

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ktotherose
Oct 18, 2012 11:09 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
18 October 2012

selling & relocating old house instead of demolishing?

selling & relocating old house instead of demolishing?
NSW

We’ve just done this with the house on our block (in Qld) We were payed (a little bit) for the house but had the block completely cleared as part of the deal. It was a…

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PAB_34
Oct 18, 2012 8:22 am
PAB_34
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ECOECO
Oct 18, 2012 7:53 am
ECOECO
building-expert
building-expert
17 October 2012

Rock Excavation and Export does it cost $30K?

Rock Excavation and Export does it cost $30K?
NSW

It is in your interest to get professional help to verify builder's claim or you will be taken to the cleaners PM if interested

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building-expert
Oct 17, 2012 10:26 pm
building-expert
jodge
jodge
17 October 2012

Critique my plans

Critique my plans
NSW

hello free will. . . if you put your plans on the custom homeplans thread you may get some more comments. hope this helps.

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jodge
Oct 17, 2012 9:41 pm
jodge
chillyolanda
chillyolanda
17 October 2012

Urgent Help....Ducted Air con cost

Urgent Help....Ducted Air con cost
QLD

Thanks for the info, I think I mnay just stay with them :)

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chillyolanda
Oct 17, 2012 9:20 pm
Forg
Forg
17 October 2012

House dimension deviation

House dimension deviation
WA

It's unusual you'll find a builder who won't make deviations, assuming the house still meets state or council rules. However they will charge extra money to do it, you…

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Forg
Oct 17, 2012 8:57 pm
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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2012 7:10 pm
Saint Mike
donna61
donna61
17 October 2012

Voiding Building Contract?

Voiding Building Contract?
SA

Hi BuilderTrouble You have already made a thread on this topic, it may become too confusing to have two conversations going. Ask your conveyancing/settlement agent -…

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donna61
Oct 17, 2012 1:13 pm
BuilderTrouble
BuilderTrouble
17 October 2012

Cancelling Building Contract

Cancelling Building Contract
SA

Thanks anyway mate. They sent through a list of expenses payable to them. Most of them, although inflated, seem understandable at first. Then i later found that that the…

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BuilderTrouble
Oct 17, 2012 12:47 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
17 October 2012

Site Costs for Dummies?

Site Costs for Dummies?
VIC

That's great, thanks very much for the info :) We havent locked in an estate yet obviously, but both like the look of Springridge. We're still at the beginning of…

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MrsT12
Oct 17, 2012 10:11 am
MrsT12
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
17 October 2012

Garage Door Defect?

Garage Door Defect?
NSW

We've got a similar door from Gliderol and it has the same "channel" lines down through it, so it might be something that you get with the "woodgrain" finish on the door -…

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cmhamilton
Oct 17, 2012 6:46 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
16 October 2012

Help - variation to contract by builder

Help - variation to contract by builder
SA

I don’t know why footing depth/slab design would have to change after the contract was signed. If the soil test and engineering design was signed off after the contract…

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PAB_34
Oct 16, 2012 3:06 pm
PAB_34
chrip
chrip
16 October 2012

Recommended carpenter to erect frame?

Recommended carpenter to erect frame?
VIC

Hi guys, Can anyone recommend a carpenter around the South-Western suburbs of Melbourne to erect a pre-fab frame? I had one lined up in 6 weeks time but he has pulled…

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chrip
Oct 16, 2012 9:54 am
akashra
akashra
16 October 2012

Site cut

Site cut
VIC

Wait until a day of heavy rain. That will tell you whether or not it's level.

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akashra
Oct 16, 2012 8:18 am
building-expert
building-expert
15 October 2012

Generator reimbursement

Generator reimbursement
WA

Take it to A Current Affair

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building-expert
Oct 15, 2012 5:41 pm
building-expert
plucka
plucka
15 October 2012

Builder in Brisbane - recommendations please!

Builder in Brisbane - recommendations please!
QLD

This is the one we have been looking at, seems to start at around $260k. Haven't fully grilled them on what is included, but think it was pretty…

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plucka
Oct 15, 2012 9:39 am
pengruijun
pengruijun
15 October 2012

Can anyone give me a idea about custom buildin? in SA

Can anyone give me a idea about custom buildin? in SA
SA

hi pengruijun! you can sketch your own plan (it doesn't need to be professionally done) or take any of existing builder's plans, highlight there…

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pengruijun
Oct 15, 2012 9:08 am
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
14 October 2012

Signed with Plantation...please help with siting advice??

Signed with Plantation...please help with siting advice??
QLD

Looking forward to seeing your build! :D We are building with Plantat!on too (Maya 4).

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MalinViktoria
Oct 14, 2012 4:24 pm
MalinViktoria

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