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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 6:23 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 10:40 am
gogo65
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 10:49 am
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philjones
Mar 19, 2012 10:51 am
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 11:43 am
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 1:15 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 3:49 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 3:57 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 5:34 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 8:09 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 8:58 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 10:04 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 10:18 pm
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 10:30 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 11:26 pm
delatite13
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 20, 2012 12:16 am
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 11:30 am
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 3:47 pm
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 3:48 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 6:52 pm
willcres
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 8:06 pm
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 11:21 pm
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 9:01 am
Barossa Bubbles
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 11:16 am
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 12:41 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 3:40 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 4:58 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 5:39 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 5:57 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 9:00 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 10:40 pm
FirstHomeForMe+
FirstHomeForMe+
22 March 2012

Mirrors

Mirrors
WA

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

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FirstHomeForMe+
Mar 22, 2012 12:27 am
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 1:53 am
caz_770
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 2:09 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 2:16 pm
upsydaisy
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d3vil_nik
Mar 22, 2012 8:59 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 9:02 am
Barossa Bubbles
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 1:50 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 1:53 pm
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 3:11 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 4:26 pm
greenfish
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 6:42 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 9:31 pm
nrh157
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 11:05 pm
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 11:09 pm
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 1:09 am
drpopper
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 6:32 pm
building-expert
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 9:05 pm
SunshineT


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