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grom40
grom40
16 November 2011

Rant about tradies.....

Rant about tradies.....
VIC

Ahh tradies; we probably shouldn't tar them all with the same brush (pardon the pun) but there are definitely some who leave a lot to be desired. Of course there are as…

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grom40
Nov 16, 2011 11:35 am
grom40
Buttercup
Buttercup
16 November 2011

Getting excited now - builder almost chosen

Getting excited now - builder almost chosen
NSW

We are building the Sinatra 27 with Bentley homes in Mernda (VIC). We had settlement on our old house that we sold Today and are renting around the corner from where we…

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Buttercup
Nov 16, 2011 8:22 pm
Buttercup
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
16 November 2011

First Home Owners Grant/Boost

First Home Owners Grant/Boost
SA
1, 2

Things have changed since this thread was started in '09

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theanonyuser
Nov 16, 2011 9:17 pm
sionghua
sionghua
17 November 2011

Archicentre maintenance period inspection?

Archicentre maintenance period inspection?

Hi, I have recently moved into a new house and next month is when 3 months maintenance period is up. I have Archicentre completed independent inspection during frame,…

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sionghua
Nov 16, 2011 11:08 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
17 November 2011

New to the forum new house to build

New to the forum new house to build
NSW

We got a list of brick names which we could pick from,maybe phone them and ask about your bricks,you are better off asking whom is building your home as everybody has a…

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trishcoastie
Nov 17, 2011 9:15 am
trishcoastie
Axe1siat
Axe1siat
17 November 2011

Exterior colour combination help please

Exterior colour combination help please
NSW

Hi D@n, Can I email you the plans (pls provide email), I'm having trouble filling out the order forms coming up as error.

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Axe1siat
Nov 17, 2011 9:48 am
Ashie1206
Ashie1206
17 November 2011

Our new home with Burbank!!!

Our new home with Burbank!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hey Ashkate, Well we aren't officialy locked out of our house but I am assuming we will be soon - our cabinets get delivered and installed next week OMG - I can't believe…

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Ashie1206
Nov 17, 2011 11:58 am

Sorry for the delay mate. See photo below - taken on iPhone so let me know if not clear enough I can email through some decent quality You will see - Surfmist - Garage…

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sleven
Nov 17, 2011 5:40 pm
sleven
Helyn
Helyn
17 November 2011

Build your dream home or dont over-capitalise

Build your dream home or dont over-capitalise
NSW

Like most things in life,it is a balance - yes, you have to build what you can afford and no good over stretching yourself and then haveing trouble making ends meet - but…

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Helyn
Nov 17, 2011 7:42 pm
Helyn
b0son
b0son
17 November 2011

HOW TO REQUEST FOR EXTENSION ON STAMP DUTY EXEMPTION

HOW TO REQUEST FOR EXTENSION ON STAMP DUTY EXEMPTION
NSW

you may get a few weeks grace... we were a few weeks late but didnt have any issues.

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b0son
Nov 17, 2011 9:50 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 November 2011

Guide to all the terms / acronyms used on this site!

Guide to all the terms / acronyms used on this site!
VIC

PCV - Post Contract Variation, A variation following the signing of the contract - will mean a change to the contract - usually an increase PCI - Practical Completion…

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bashworth
Nov 18, 2011 7:06 am
bashworth
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
18 November 2011

variation contract

variation contract
NSW

Up until you are presented your final contract, you should be be able to request as many variations as you like. But be reasonable, the more changes you make, the longer…

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OurLindrum52
Nov 18, 2011 10:24 am
Liz18
Liz18
18 November 2011

Anyone built/building in waterview ridge estate mount martha

Anyone built/building in waterview ridge estate mount martha
VIC

Is anyone else on here building in Waterview Ridge? I'd be interested in hearing about your build, in particular about how the new bushfire regulations have affected your plans.

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Liz18
Nov 18, 2011 5:21 pm

Yes all sorted thanks, it is a product that is applied, sanded and then finished with a clear coat. They look unreal!!!…

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selina2106
Nov 18, 2011 10:28 pm
webber11
webber11
19 November 2011

Brick laying concern

Brick laying concern
VIC

Thats good to know, I was wondering why our garage where we are renting does not have those expansion joints, thank you for the advice

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webber11
Nov 19, 2011 6:30 am
kyton
kyton
19 November 2011

Is Weeks Macklin value for money as a builder?

Is Weeks Macklin value for money as a builder?
SA

Pretty old thread - not sure whether the posters are still in the same position.

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kyton
Nov 19, 2011 12:42 pm
kyton
edscl
edscl
20 November 2011

Mould in Frame

Mould in Frame
VIC

Thanks, that would be great

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edscl
Nov 20, 2011 10:56 am
edscl
kim123
kim123
20 November 2011

Building with Statesman Homes

Building with Statesman Homes
SA
1, 2, 3

o it isnt two story sorry, $51 000 , i am deciding on buildrs at the moment and 51000 when they said like half at first is a major concern that is a worry , i would have…

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kim123
Nov 20, 2011 3:52 pm
dvestate
dvestate
20 November 2011

paying for your new house ! Couple of questions

paying for your new house ! Couple of questions
NSW

What I will be doing is when construction begins ensure that I have 12 months of mortgage payments in the redraw for my current home and flick the loan to interest only,…

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dvestate
Nov 20, 2011 7:44 pm
kopite1892
kopite1892
20 November 2011

Building with Rawson Homes- handover today :) :)

Building with Rawson Homes- handover today :) :)
NSW
1 ... 18, 19, 20

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knew where the selections for carpets are made from, as in which supplier?... We absolutely love the tile they have used in their…

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kopite1892
Nov 20, 2011 7:52 pm
kopite1892
baby bacchus
baby bacchus
20 November 2011

Benham 29 Rawson Homes at One Minto

Benham 29 Rawson Homes at One Minto
NSW

WOW you have to be so happy with your home its stunning! Love everything about it to be honest! Have you moved in?

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baby bacchus
Nov 20, 2011 8:51 pm
baby bacchus
gunny
gunny
20 November 2011

Huge hydraulics work charges

Huge hydraulics work charges
NSW

There is a photo at the bottom of this page http://www.precastwang.com.au/rural.htm The headwall is installed at the end of the last pipe so…

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gunny
Nov 20, 2011 9:51 pm
reneegogh
reneegogh
20 November 2011

Cost of Arborist Report

Cost of Arborist Report

We had a report prepared in January - there was a base charge of about $400 which included a certain number of trees then $50 per additional…

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reneegogh
Nov 20, 2011 10:00 pm
Zinner
Zinner
21 November 2011

somerfield estate stage 13

somerfield estate stage 13
VIC

Gratz to the stage 13ers. :z: :z: :z: Hope to see you all start building soon :: :: ::

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Zinner
Nov 21, 2011 9:48 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
21 November 2011

The Noodle Family Preston - we have keys!!

The Noodle Family Preston - we have keys!!
SA
1 ... 10, 11, 12

You did a great job of the garden - it's hard work isn't it? Your house is looking like home ...

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Mclaren
Nov 21, 2011 10:03 am
Mclaren
chill
chill
21 November 2011

Raft Slab and Retaining Walls

Raft Slab and Retaining Walls
NSW

Hi I'm not sure where to post this - here or the landscaping or concreting forum. I will post in the landscaping forum as well just in case. We have just started to…

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chill
Nov 21, 2011 10:48 am
comfortablywacky
comfortablywacky
21 November 2011

What upgrades did you get when building?

What upgrades did you get when building?
VIC
1, 2

Here are some of the big ticket upgrades... Kitchen Island Bench 1300mm(w) x 3290mm (l) 40mm Caesarstone bench-top with 20mm shadow-line and dropped sides , 4 no. equal…

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comfortablywacky
Nov 21, 2011 3:30 pm
comfortablywacky
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
21 November 2011

Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)
QLD
1 ... 35, 36, 37

I know, I know ... extremely slow internet makes me give up on the pic uploads ... sigh. I'll give it a go again today. ------------ Sent from my…

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Tamara1975
Nov 21, 2011 8:44 pm
willcres
willcres
21 November 2011

Double Storey Home - Increase first floor ceiling height?

Double Storey Home - Increase first floor ceiling height?
NSW

Awesome! Just what we need - thanks willcres! We are building in Sydney South but…

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willcres
Nov 21, 2011 9:26 pm
willcres
Ashkate
Ashkate
22 November 2011

Total n00b needing advice!

Total n00b needing advice!
SA

There are quite a few things you can do afterwards, carpets are usually cheaper (however we got them thrown in as a bonus). Main flooring (builder has to do wet areas)..…

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Ashkate
Nov 22, 2011 9:01 am
Ashkate
Alpal
Alpal
22 November 2011

What stage to use Independant Inspector

What stage to use Independant Inspector
VIC

Hi Alpal, I think pre-plaster and PCI (Post Completion Inspection) is quite essential. The pre plaster covers the frame stage and just before…

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Alpal
Nov 22, 2011 1:18 pm
Wateman
Wateman
22 November 2011

Rubbish dumped on block?

Rubbish dumped on block?
VIC

Funnily enough, had a call from the council today saying they went down today and the rubbish was gone.. so obviously somebody else got rid of it!

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Wateman
Nov 22, 2011 4:00 pm
Wateman
bless_you
bless_you
22 November 2011

Gen1/ easy living homes

Gen1/ easy living homes
WA

Hi Snotlet, How did you go with the build? We have received keys but are having major dramas getting them to honour any of the defects along with us finding out a few…

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bless_you
Nov 22, 2011 7:28 pm
alkalised
alkalised
22 November 2011

Building with Rawdon Hill at The Avenue Estate

Building with Rawdon Hill at The Avenue Estate
VIC

Oh my gosh, we are picking up the keys tomorrow morning after much ado. We basically have never been given a handover date, and had to hunt our rep down to convince them…

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alkalised
Nov 22, 2011 9:53 pm
Leona
Leona
23 November 2011

Tossing up between Content and Redink Homes

Tossing up between Content and Redink Homes
WA

I can vouch for red ink, very professional ;)

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Leona
Nov 23, 2011 3:05 am
jmcbd
jmcbd
23 November 2011

structural defect, help!!

structural defect, help!!

zeitgeber, It is such a learning process for me. I rang the consumer affair, they pointed me to the "Domestic building contract Act" section 26. Their understanding is…

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jmcbd
Nov 23, 2011 3:32 pm
phippsy
phippsy
23 November 2011

Digital antenna under roof installed

Digital antenna under roof installed
VIC

It is a normal outside one, but I have over 6 feet of space in the ceiling so it is no issue. I figured it would take 1/2 hour to put it up there and see if it worked,…

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phippsy
Nov 23, 2011 4:08 pm
sceen7
sceen7
23 November 2011

Building or renovating a home ...

Building or renovating a home ...
VIC

Find one really good tradie and the rest will follow, they know who is good and who to avoid. A good chippie, plumber, tiler, cabinetmaker, sparkie doesnt need to…

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sceen7
Nov 23, 2011 5:54 pm
jcumpstay
jcumpstay
23 November 2011

custom build or plantation home?

custom build or plantation home?
QLD

To build the plantation Trinity "properly" similar to display home is closer to $480-500k. From experience

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jcumpstay
Nov 23, 2011 7:29 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
23 November 2011

Fixing stage

Fixing stage
NSW

gees, we only had paid two payments and the whole house was just about finished,we use too wonder when we were going too get asked for payments..they just didnt send us…

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trishcoastie
Nov 23, 2011 8:37 pm
trishcoastie
azza&steph
azza&steph
23 November 2011

HELP!!! Exterior colours crisis expert advise needed

HELP!!! Exterior colours crisis expert advise needed
VIC

Thanks heaps Michelle and d@n I will take the advise in to account while doing our colours. I was also thinking silver for the windows but did not want to introduce to…

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azza&steph
Nov 23, 2011 9:41 pm
bobi3us
bobi3us
23 November 2011

Anyone can suggest a good architect for a granny flat?

Anyone can suggest a good architect for a granny flat?
NSW

Anyone can suggest a good architect for a granny flat? Thanks in advance.

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bobi3us
Nov 23, 2011 10:53 pm
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bobi3us
Nov 23, 2011 10:56 pm
nile
nile
24 November 2011

Our AV Jennings Galleria 210

Our AV Jennings Galleria 210
VIC

Omg! We are so EXCITED! AVJennings just told us that the prehandover is on 7th of December and the handover on 15th of December! They are soooo fast! I really hope they…

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nile
Nov 24, 2011 10:25 am
piotrek
piotrek
24 November 2011

M Lumeah 33 thread

M Lumeah 33 thread
VIC

Hello Tiger, I'm building the Lumeah in Melbourne also I just wanted to ask you how the build went and if everything went ok? Regards, Piotrek

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piotrek
Nov 24, 2011 12:07 pm
CA3105
CA3105
24 November 2011

What do you think, change it or leave it ?

What do you think, change it or leave it ?
WA

Wow thank you ca3105 I never would have picked up the different size in the overhead cupboards and thank you also for your advise on the…

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CA3105
Nov 24, 2011 7:23 pm
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
25 November 2011

Building a Drysdale30 by Porter Davis

Building a Drysdale30 by Porter Davis
VIC

Found you :D You need everything!! As above :) photos, floor plans, why did you pick your house, when/where are you building... Everything ;)

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cattycatcat
Nov 25, 2011 7:21 am
cattycatcat
magical
magical
25 November 2011

Has anyone built with AllCastle Homes ?

Has anyone built with AllCastle Homes ?
NSW

Would love feedback as we are considering using them for our house to be built next year. We like the layout of one of their designs but want to make sure they are ok. Thanks :D

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magical
Nov 25, 2011 10:10 am
kdgirl
kdgirl
25 November 2011

Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) - check list

Practical Completion Inspection (PCI) - check list
QLD

Hi tempura. The website is back online. You can purchase the handbook including check lists for only $4, it's well worth it!

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kdgirl
Nov 25, 2011 10:36 am


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