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CC101
CC101
11 December 2011

to have retaining wall or not or any other option

to have retaining wall or not or any other option
WA

hi all I am building a new house and the level at the back side fence is 12.090, front 10.500, slab level 11.315 and floor level 11.400. Distance from back of house to…

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CC101
Dec 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Bam
Bam
11 December 2011

What type of window coverings do you have?

What type of window coverings do you have?
NSW

We ordered our blinds yesterday :) We chose roman blinds throughout the whole house, with the exception of the bathroom and ensuite which will have rollers. All the bedrooms…

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Bam
Dec 11, 2011 8:17 pm
Bam
jimgem
jimgem
11 December 2011

Kensington Gardens Estate, Drouin VIC

Kensington Gardens Estate, Drouin VIC
VIC

After many weeks of waiting for contracts.....we finally got them!! All signed, hopefully finance will be approved before xmas and we book in a start date for early Jan. I…

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jimgem
Dec 11, 2011 8:35 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 December 2011

How long did it take you to build?

How long did it take you to build?
NSW

Stewie - we were lucky. The whole build we were extremely diligent. Visited the site twice a day and talked to all the workers…

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Stewie D
Dec 12, 2011 7:48 am
morox
morox
12 December 2011

How long did it take: final invoice & settlement?

How long did it take: final invoice & settlement?
VIC

Surely someone can tell me their timeline??!!! The builder is hassling us, we are hassling the broker, yet the bank seem to be taking their sweet time, valuation hasn't…

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morox
Dec 12, 2011 2:19 pm
benblinkau
benblinkau
12 December 2011

Signing Contract help (statesman)

Signing Contract help (statesman)

Dont sign anything!!!!!! If you are not happy, get them to make the changes, then sign... Ive built with statesman... They were very shifty about 4 years ago... Also look…

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benblinkau
Dec 12, 2011 3:00 pm
benblinkau
First_Timer_Perth
First_Timer_Perth
12 December 2011

Needing Advice... HELP!!

Needing Advice... HELP!!
WA

Hahahha.. Oh, you know.. Just EVERYTHING. ::surprise:: A few major…

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First_Timer_Perth
Dec 12, 2011 6:55 pm
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Mclaren
Dec 13, 2011 2:38 pm
Mclaren
kdgirl
kdgirl
13 December 2011

Light shades - av jennings

Light shades - av jennings
NSW

Thanks stormy, I think they might be it. Seriously, why do they bother, I can't believe that they don't even have a cover! they look like the cones that go on the dogs…

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kdgirl
Dec 13, 2011 5:42 pm
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Casa2
Dec 13, 2011 7:42 pm
AllyH
AllyH
14 December 2011

I think the build may be no more :(

I think the build may be no more :(
SA

Oh really? I spoke to the builder and he seems to think its doable. So I guess we wait. Do you mind me asking how much you paid for footings? Have you got a thread I…

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AllyH
Dec 14, 2011 2:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 December 2011

Relocating sewer tie in at our cost

Relocating sewer tie in at our cost
VIC

If the original drawings show the sewer tie in at the right place I would say its the builders problem.

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bashworth
Dec 14, 2011 3:42 pm
bashworth
Casa2
Casa2
14 December 2011

Estimating

Estimating
NSW

Float is the truck that carries the Dozer or Loader around. To convert tonne to cubic metre you need to know what the material is and it's density. For example one tonne…

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Casa2
Dec 14, 2011 8:08 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
15 December 2011

$10,000 QLD building boost grant

$10,000 QLD building boost grant
QLD

Then if the total amount is $605K and according to the above (point a) you can subtract the $7K FHOG from the $605K = $595K not…

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Onebuild
Dec 15, 2011 11:50 am
Wateman
Wateman
15 December 2011

Condititonally Approved

Condititonally Approved
WA

I've only gone through all this once before so I'm no expert.. but I believe it basically means that as long as everything you have told/shown the bank is correct you will…

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Wateman
Dec 15, 2011 12:55 pm
Wateman
Team PD
Team PD
16 December 2011

Building a Places (Porter Davis) Highett 41 in Devonia Park

Building a Places (Porter Davis) Highett 41 in Devonia Park
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Final inspection today. Went through the house putting stickers on inperfections. SS was very helpful. Almost complete, garage door…

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Team PD
Dec 16, 2011 9:14 am
Team PD
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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 16, 2011 2:05 pm
saxlady
saxlady
16 December 2011

Handbuilt trusses?

Handbuilt trusses?

Thanks, that's helpful. I'm sure it will be fine - it still has to meet the codes as you say.

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saxlady
Dec 16, 2011 7:28 pm
aj003
aj003
17 December 2011

post handover requirements

post handover requirements
NSW

Hi, Another thing that may not have been considered is that a glazed finish brick is not suitable to be rendered. It is a bit of an odd situation, as most people get…

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aj003
Dec 17, 2011 4:14 pm
Casa2
Casa2
17 December 2011

Slab smaller size than the internal floor plans

Slab smaller size than the internal floor plans
WA

The "top" of your slab should be 320 mm smaller than the external dimensions. The "bottom" of your slab should be at least the external dimensions.

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Casa2
Dec 17, 2011 8:43 pm
winner
winner
28 January 2012

What to do???? Slab poured and Drainage in Wrong spot?

What to do???? Slab poured and Drainage in Wrong spot?

Will drilling the slab to relocate the drainage pipe effect the integrity of the slab

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winner
Jan 28, 2012 3:49 pm
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
18 December 2011

Glenlea by Clarendon

Glenlea by Clarendon
NSW

Where are you building? Have you been happy with everything so far? We built the glenview which came out just before the glenlea.

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baley@thefarms
Dec 18, 2011 12:00 pm
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kiwi
Dec 18, 2011 1:10 pm
kiwi
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
18 December 2011

Drying Cupboard

Drying Cupboard
VIC

Bringing this topic back to life... currently designing our own home in Ballarat, VIC. Those of you who know Victoria, may well know that Ballarat is known for being one…

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Matt+Jo
Dec 18, 2011 7:19 pm
Matt+Jo
dazandstace
dazandstace
18 December 2011

Choosing land - what to look for before putting in an offer

Choosing land - what to look for before putting in an offer
SA

Hi Ms_Teapot My recomendation would also be soil test, but also research if previous owners had any sheds that aren't there anymore. My friend got caught out when they…

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dazandstace
Dec 18, 2011 7:58 pm
dazandstace
Upnorth
Upnorth
18 December 2011

WE"RE IN!!!- Coral Stradbroke 251

WE"RE IN!!!- Coral Stradbroke 251
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

How slack am I!!! Things have been crazy and the exhaustion is starting to subside! We moved in on Wednesday and are still unpacking boxes, but the house is in a pretty…

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Upnorth
Dec 18, 2011 9:18 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
19 December 2011

New build - almost handover

New build - almost handover
VIC

Have they not plastered and sanded the joints properly before painting? This should not show. Either that or they have not done enough coats of paint or used bad paint

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kdgirl
Dec 19, 2011 5:23 am
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
19 December 2011

GJ Gardner - Bunbury

GJ Gardner - Bunbury
WA
1, 2

Congratulations Sir Snagger, hope you enjoy. Gardner's were okay a few problems though 1. Garage door didn't fit and a new one took 5 weeks,…

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Sir Snagger
Dec 19, 2011 8:46 am
Sir Snagger
B STAR
B STAR
19 December 2011

Waffle Pod

Waffle Pod

waffle is much easier to predict pricing

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B STAR
Dec 19, 2011 1:14 pm
jaredlia
jaredlia
19 December 2011

New build - Southern River WA - Moved In

New build - Southern River WA - Moved In
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All moved in now!! Front landscaping happening this week! Will post pictures up this week, been a busy few weeks. The splashback is charcoal.

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jaredlia
Dec 19, 2011 3:11 pm
duke
duke
19 December 2011

150mm between garage and boundary

150mm between garage and boundary
VIC

She should have consulted you by getting the details from the council about getting a fence erected. The Fence builder should have known better and they should have…

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duke
Dec 19, 2011 3:42 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
19 December 2011

Building a Zuccala 'Studio Four.2' at Highlands, Craigieburn

Building a Zuccala 'Studio Four.2' at Highlands, Craigieburn
1, 2

Friend of mine built with same builder,water was coming through light fittings.House has had lot of problems

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pattycake4
Dec 19, 2011 7:46 pm
omos78
omos78
20 December 2011

Construction before authority to commence?

Construction before authority to commence?
QLD

Hi Forumites I am building a house in QLD. We signed the final contract and waited for the all the finance to go through with the lender before the builder could…

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omos78
Dec 20, 2011 11:30 am
gogo65
gogo65
20 December 2011

Who is building with Zen Homes?

Who is building with Zen Homes?
NSW

Hey Phil, I hope you found the thread, for everyone here we are all just starting at with Zen. S&Cgia has had his slab poured and ready for frames Sunshine T is waiting…

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gogo65
Dec 20, 2011 5:08 pm
gogo65
Grain_de_sable1
Grain_de_sable1
20 December 2011

Building in Lyndarum estate- Community Infrastructure fee

Building in Lyndarum estate- Community Infrastructure fee
VIC

Hi, I have been asked by my builder to pay a fee of $730 for the CIL (community infrastructure levy) to the Whittlesea council in order to get the building permit. Anyone…

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Grain_de_sable1
Dec 20, 2011 5:29 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
20 December 2011

Independant building reports

Independant building reports
NSW

thanks guys, im sure it will be eventually sorted... spoke to the ss about so we will see what happens.

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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 20, 2011 6:17 pm
sccaust
sccaust
21 December 2011

Recommend a house demolition company in Sydney?

Recommend a house demolition company in Sydney?
NSW

Try Sydney City Civil Australia. More information about them can be found at http://www.sccaust.com.au They specialize in House Demolition in Sydney.

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sccaust
Dec 21, 2011 10:03 am
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
21 December 2011

Built an EB Memphis28Mk3

Built an EB Memphis28Mk3
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Hey guys, woah alot of reading thats for sure. Your home looks great Southies! My wife and I recently just put a deposit down for the Cremorne 41 and we're building in…

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photoimpressions
Dec 21, 2011 12:10 pm
photoimpressions
photoimpressions
21 December 2011

Building with Eden Brae. Advice needed please!

Building with Eden Brae. Advice needed please!
NSW

Do you have the plan layout for the heathcote? I tried looking on the Eden Brae website but I couldnt find it at all.

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photoimpressions
Dec 21, 2011 1:04 pm
excitedtobuild
excitedtobuild
21 December 2011

SA concreter

SA concreter
SA

Can anyone recommend a concreter / concrete company?? We are in the process of getting some quotes for our driveway and perimeter. We would like some coloured concrete…

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excitedtobuild
Dec 21, 2011 5:01 pm
rickeik
rickeik
22 December 2011

Builder information

Builder information
QLD

Hi, I am thinking of building with Tribeca Homes. Has anyone had a good or not so good experience with them?

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rickeik
Dec 22, 2011 11:35 am
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
22 December 2011

House plans - what do you think?

House plans - what do you think?
VIC

Gorgeous design, sounds like you'll have your hands full in the building process but it will all be worth it! I have friends building in Bannockburn, and I'm just up the…

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Matt+Jo
Dec 22, 2011 12:42 pm
Matt+Jo
nerak
nerak
22 December 2011

how wide is your awning window opening & ventilation issue

how wide is your awning window opening & ventilation issue

I think it should be the opposite. the chain length is fixed, the angle is variable. It is much easier for manufacturer to product winder with…

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nerak
Dec 22, 2011 2:29 pm
nishanth.r
nishanth.r
22 December 2011

Carlisle Homes Albany 35

Carlisle Homes Albany 35
VIC

Hi ajanta, Thanks for your valuable feedback on the colour selection. We have finsihed our colour selection with…

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nishanth.r
Dec 22, 2011 2:40 pm
First_Timer_Perth
First_Timer_Perth
22 December 2011

First Build - Lake Coogee - RedInk

First Build - Lake Coogee - RedInk
WA

hi first timer. we are also building with RI. weve already 'spent' 23k on changes and we havent even been to prestart ::lol:: we will also…

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First_Timer_Perth
Dec 22, 2011 9:43 pm
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
23 December 2011

Rumor - Large Volume builder to go under

Rumor - Large Volume builder to go under
VIC

Seems like a cash flow issue and not a fundamental business problem (which is surprising seeing the photos of the quality of their work in the other thread of the blokes…

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ChargerWA
Dec 23, 2011 12:51 am
ChargerWA
kiwi
kiwi
23 December 2011

a must for all first time home buyers

a must for all first time home buyers
SA

we did the same. got a designer to tweak my plan and make it better and then took it to a local builder (one man guy with help from 2 teams he uses when needed) and he…

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kiwi
Dec 23, 2011 7:09 pm
kiwi
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
23 December 2011

European House Borer and REDINK, PERTH WA

European House Borer and REDINK, PERTH WA
WA

on our contract it just says 'included'. this info might help...hope the link…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Dec 23, 2011 7:24 pm


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