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kdgirl
kdgirl
20 January 2012

Help re progress payments in building contract

Help re progress payments in building contract
NSW

Can you show us the percentages of your progress payments? We can then provide you with better info

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kdgirl
Jan 20, 2012 6:47 pm
dvestate
dvestate
21 January 2012

Agents Selling House & Land - Construction Commenced

Agents Selling House & Land - Construction Commenced
VIC

With the style of purchase you are suggesting most of the time you will get little to no say on colours, options etc. You will also need to be happy with the…

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dvestate
Jan 21, 2012 9:10 pm
megg
megg
22 January 2012

Antenna Instalation Cost

Antenna Instalation Cost
NSW

I ended up going with Melbourne TV Antennas company, they quoted over the phone, and came and installed my parent's new antenna, pole, splitter and two points in their…

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megg
Jan 22, 2012 8:21 am
megg
kexkez
kexkez
22 January 2012

Velouria's Build - Moved in pics

Velouria's Build - Moved in pics
WA
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well then V. we will all be waiting. was wondering how you were getting on.

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kexkez
Jan 22, 2012 11:43 am
kexkez
djayasi
djayasi
22 January 2012

McDonald Jones Homes and Brick selection

McDonald Jones Homes and Brick selection
NSW

Our bricks were selectred from PGH and they were at an additional cost as they were outside the standard range. From what I understand Austral…

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djayasi
Jan 22, 2012 1:30 pm
dvestate
dvestate
22 January 2012

Driveway

Driveway
NSW

Post up how you go I'll be building in the same council so good to know how you get around it

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dvestate
Jan 22, 2012 2:54 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
22 January 2012

Packing boxes free to good home

Packing boxes free to good home
VIC

I have some cardboard packing boxes that are available free to the first person who PM's me they want them. Must be able to pickup from SE suburbs Melbourne: I have…

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OurLindrum52
Jan 22, 2012 5:05 pm
dsulava
dsulava
23 January 2012

Monterey 993 Q3 kitchen and Living help

Monterey 993 Q3 kitchen and Living help
VIC

Thanks for all your input everyone! Very greatly appreciated!

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dsulava
Jan 23, 2012 12:01 am
B STAR
B STAR
23 January 2012

developers requirements - eaves

developers requirements - eaves
WA

the builder wouldnt have known this however their architects should have seen this when drawing up the house for there block. It the architects responsibility.

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B STAR
Jan 23, 2012 12:46 pm

when you get glazed bricks that what most of them look like. It the look of the brick. Your actual brick laying is good. The only way to win…

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zebbie
Jan 23, 2012 2:15 pm
BradS
BradS
23 January 2012

How many downlights do you have in your home?

How many downlights do you have in your home?
WA

AubinGroveFan, i would simply ask the builders sparky to put one batten light in each room. Make sure he puts it in the place that you would be putting a down light and…

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BradS
Jan 23, 2012 2:41 pm
mimi23
mimi23
23 January 2012

Conveyancer

Conveyancer
VIC

Our extended family has used Lyn at Black and White Conveyancing in Wantirna (9720-7825) about 8 times over the past 10 years and she is just fantastic. Location is not…

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mimi23
Jan 23, 2012 7:25 pm
mimi23
sionghua
sionghua
24 January 2012

Noise in the ceiling when turning on and off the water tap

Noise in the ceiling when turning on and off the water tap

I had plumber came over twice to put down some clips, it helps but can hear the noise. I was advised by the plumber that no water hammer arrester/air vent/air trap was…

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sionghua
Jan 24, 2012 8:19 am
Fee
Fee
24 January 2012

Monument Roof......what colour window frames should I do

Monument Roof......what colour window frames should I do
VIC

I love the look of dark window frames on the sandstone. We have just enquired some more and a window company will do it but they have to send the frames away to get powder…

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Fee
Jan 24, 2012 9:00 am
caz_770
caz_770
24 January 2012

When is the best time to ask a builder to include stuff free

When is the best time to ask a builder to include stuff free
NSW

Yeah, many of the sales reps are good looking young men..... Who keep bringing up their wives and family in conversation. What's that about?! :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: So yeah, being…

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caz_770
Jan 24, 2012 10:52 am
caz_770
Sonata Guy
Sonata Guy
24 January 2012

Sonata by Masterton

Sonata by Masterton
NSW

That's awesome Squashedrex, good luck with it all

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Sonata Guy
Jan 24, 2012 2:15 pm
morox
morox
24 January 2012

Nature Park Rise - Yarra Junction Victoria

Nature Park Rise - Yarra Junction Victoria
VIC

Hi guys - I see some more action happening in the estate, any of it on your blocks? Will be nice to have a few more people in!

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morox
Jan 24, 2012 2:17 pm
benchmark carpentry
benchmark carpentry
24 January 2012

Sonobatts verses Soundscreen

Sonobatts verses Soundscreen
NSW

Yeah that would probably be a good idea. Thank you

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benchmark carpentry
Jan 24, 2012 3:52 pm
Crow
Crow
24 January 2012

How long did it take to get from start to PCI?? ANNOYED

How long did it take to get from start to PCI?? ANNOYED
NSW
1, 2

Yesterday : no-one on site. Enquiries to the builder revealed the tilers were finishing off another job but were coming later. Not sure what time they got there but they…

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Crow
Jan 24, 2012 6:05 pm
OyabunG
OyabunG
24 January 2012

Building in 2012 - Perth WA

Building in 2012 - Perth WA
WA

Hi Barnseee, not sure what made you think that Lorimer is a better builder over Perceptions. I have built with Lorimer Homes and like someone mentioned before the thing…

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OyabunG
Jan 24, 2012 6:27 pm
doublej2500
doublej2500
24 January 2012

Building with Burbank?

Building with Burbank?
VIC

Hi, I'm hoping to develop my new home with Burbank in Quarters, Cranbourne. Anybody have any bad experience (or good as well) with building…

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doublej2500
Jan 24, 2012 8:20 pm
mum2matt
mum2matt
24 January 2012

Clearing titled land - Highlands Craigieburn

Clearing titled land - Highlands Craigieburn
VIC

Hi All Wanting some input from other highlanders please... our block settled in mid december 2011 and part of the deal was that they were going to clear the block of…

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mum2matt
Jan 24, 2012 8:21 pm
kimm33
kimm33
24 January 2012

my new home :)

my new home :)
WA

hi all, well i went past my block last week and my land has been cleared!! yay progress :) but seems to go so slow at snails pace!! how long does it usually take when the…

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kimm33
Jan 24, 2012 9:13 pm
d@n
d@n
24 January 2012

External colours of new house

External colours of new house
ACT

try www.postimage.org to host an image. Can give a better judgement on colours if we see the facade design.

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d@n
Jan 24, 2012 9:22 pm
glee
glee
25 January 2012

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types
NSW

Hello, I am an owner builder in the process of getting structural engineering plans. I am having issues as my architect and engineer continue to disagree. Architect…

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glee
Jan 25, 2012 4:15 pm
glee
glee
25 January 2012

Waffle pod vs pier and slab

Waffle pod vs pier and slab
NSW

Designing double storey brick veneer residence on soil H. What is the best foundation, waffle pod or pier and slab? Thanks for your replies in advance.

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glee
Jan 25, 2012 6:35 pm
gogo65
gogo65
25 January 2012

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types

Owner Builder - Quakers Hill: Best slab types
NSW

Hi Glee, We moved from Quakers just over a year ago and lived their about 8yrs. Our previous home was slab on ground and it moved like a…

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gogo65
Jan 25, 2012 7:52 pm
gogo65
BradS
BradS
25 January 2012

Terrible looking brickwork on front entrance of Creswick 24

Terrible looking brickwork on front entrance of Creswick 24
VIC

Is there a dye or something similar that you could use to paint the concrete?

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BradS
Jan 25, 2012 8:16 pm
jayw
jayw
26 January 2012

How much should site works be?

How much should site works be?
WA

Yeh can be bigger than Ben Hur but keep in mind, your building a house! ::lol:: Ask your builder if they can do a waffle pod slab, or framed construction. We did a waffle pod…

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jayw
Jan 26, 2012 12:00 pm
jayw
amandaander
amandaander
26 January 2012

Land Settlement Q

Land Settlement Q
WA

Congrats on settlement - I hope it all went ahead with no problems! I would think that titles have already been issued for you land - you can't settle without titles…

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amandaander
Jan 26, 2012 1:18 pm
Hornsbybuilder
Hornsbybuilder
26 January 2012

Casa View Homes/All Castle Homes

Casa View Homes/All Castle Homes
NSW

Hi, We are looking to build a new home with All Castle or Casa View in NSW. We have the tender with us and are sort of OK with it. But the worrying thing is…

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560
Hornsbybuilder
Jan 26, 2012 6:22 pm
sydbuild
sydbuild
26 January 2012

Promo's included in build,what did you get??

Promo's included in build,what did you get??
WA
1, 2

Eden braes current one we signed up for $1 ducted unit $1 kitchen upgrade stone benches, ss stove, dish, microwave and range hood $1 roof…

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sydbuild
Jan 26, 2012 6:26 pm
CoR
CoR
26 January 2012

WOW Homes

WOW Homes
WA

We pulled out after they tried getting us a credit card to live on etc. I cannot say anymore as it is a legality. Still trying to save for a deposit after losing my job,…

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CoR
Jan 26, 2012 6:33 pm
ORG
ORG
26 January 2012

Settlers Run DAP

Settlers Run DAP
VIC

Thanks Belinda! Glad someone could shed some light! :D We've bought in Finlow Street! We have since found where it says re: setbacks in the Guidelines book, but doesn't…

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ORG
Jan 26, 2012 9:53 pm
karienaf
karienaf
27 January 2012

Paperbark the Ponds - on completion valuations - any issues?

Paperbark the Ponds - on completion valuations - any issues?
NSW

hey all! we are currently finalising our fixed tender with Wisdom Homes (who have been fantastic so far) and have already started working with a landscaper on a design…

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karienaf
Jan 27, 2012 11:27 am
eacool
eacool
27 January 2012

Rightbuild Homes

Rightbuild Homes
WA

We have built with rightbuild. So if anyone is interested in our experience then please feel free to PM me, and I can tell you what you must watch out for if you want a…

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eacool
Jan 27, 2012 12:12 pm
sleven
sleven
27 January 2012

Help with First Home Owners Grant Victoria

Help with First Home Owners Grant Victoria
VIC

Yes - you can still get it. You will have to ask the developer to provide a letter to advise that you have signed contracts before that date but the land is delayed. Same…

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sleven
Jan 27, 2012 3:23 pm
sleven
springtime
springtime
27 January 2012

Bel's new house - Roof - tick

Bel's new house - Roof - tick
NSW
1 ... 41, 42, 43

Hi Bel & Nina, How are you going ladies, I hope you're having some sort of success? I hope this year brings all of the WM customers luck , success & closure to all of our…

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springtime
Jan 27, 2012 8:46 pm
Eiffel
Eiffel
28 January 2012

Your selections!

Your selections!
SA

We went through lots of display homes. I also looked at lots of magazines (any that are home/house related ie Home Beautiful, Country homes etc) to get an idea of what…

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Eiffel
Jan 28, 2012 7:45 am
Eiffel
Casa2
Casa2
28 January 2012

Help me make a decision! Eaves width

Help me make a decision! Eaves width
WA

I would, and have, go for 450 mm all round. Looks better and is environmentally friendlier (OK, it depends on which side they are on).

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Casa2
Jan 28, 2012 3:42 pm
robinred55
robinred55
28 January 2012

Did you get a handover present from builder?

Did you get a handover present from builder?
NSW

We got a picnic insulated backpack with a bottle of wine. The backpack was excellent quality. Have to say though after a year of being in our house we havent used it and…

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robinred55
Jan 28, 2012 3:52 pm
springtime
springtime
28 January 2012

Block selection - what do you consider

Block selection - what do you consider
NSW

robbie55 please don't despair, I didn't mean to put you off corner blocks . You will find that most builders have designs specifically suited for corner blocks, so it…

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springtime
Jan 28, 2012 10:38 pm
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CC101
Jan 29, 2012 12:38 am
nrh157
nrh157
29 January 2012

changing colours and electrics on plan at siteworks stage??

changing colours and electrics on plan at siteworks stage??
WA

Hi, You are likely to get hit with fees. We wanted a PP moved 100mm & was informed that we would be hit with a $500 admin fee. Ended up having a quiet chat to SS and it…

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nrh157
Jan 29, 2012 6:14 am
nrh157
gogo65
gogo65
29 January 2012

Is it best if all windows on a front elevation are the same?

Is it best if all windows on a front elevation are the same?
WA

I agree that the windows need to be the same design but different sizes particularly with your elevation. The study wall is quite narrow in comparison to the bedroom wall,…

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gogo65
Jan 29, 2012 8:41 am
gogo65
squashedrex
squashedrex
29 January 2012

Floor plans - they all seem the same!

Floor plans - they all seem the same!
SA

Thanks for clearing this up. I thought it sounded a bit suspect at the time. Glad I didn't choose them.

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squashedrex
Jan 29, 2012 1:24 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
29 January 2012

Main Bedroom window - Help me choose

Main Bedroom window - Help me choose
WA

Hey Chris, I agree with the previous post that the bigger the window, the harder it is to fit furniture, consider the type of furniture you'd get to help with your…

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jimnsal
Jan 29, 2012 3:45 pm
jimnsal
BradS
BradS
30 January 2012

Custom Waredrobe fitout

Custom Waredrobe fitout
NSW

I dont know prices or anything but found out on the weekend that our tile suppliers son does wardrobe fitouts. If he is anywhere near as friendly and willing to help as…

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BradS
Jan 30, 2012 12:10 pm
james_d
james_d
30 January 2012

Air Con Help

Air Con Help
VIC

Generally a multi split will be dearer than an equivalent size ducted system. Retrofitting multi units is also harder unless all the heads (indoor units) are on an…

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james_d
Jan 30, 2012 4:14 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
30 January 2012

Site Excavation help - builder charging too much?

Site Excavation help - builder charging too much?
VIC

Have a look at this thread to see how much some people in this forum have paid for soil…

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zeitgeber
Jan 30, 2012 5:18 pm
zeitgeber


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