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MrsGreen
MrsGreen
28 September 2011

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit

Cancelling with Burbank after leaving initial deposit
VIC

We lost a deposit of over 20k... it was a horrible feeling, but we had been through engineering and all sorts so it wasn't as if it was for nothing- they had done a lot of…

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MrsGreen
Sep 28, 2011 12:51 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
28 September 2011

THE HOUSE PLAN THREAD

THE HOUSE PLAN THREAD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Here are our new plans (new block, new designer) http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 542&type=1 I'm too short on time to upload them and get them onto here... but…

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MrsGreen
Sep 28, 2011 12:57 pm
MrsGreen
Chipstick
Chipstick
28 September 2011

psqm cost for a drop edge beam on your concrete slab?

psqm cost for a drop edge beam on your concrete slab?
NSW

Hi, just wondering what cost you paid, or have been advised will be, psqm for your drop edge beam on your concrete slab? We are in Sydney. We have an allowance in our…

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Chipstick
Sep 28, 2011 3:03 pm
kiwi
kiwi
28 September 2011

Hi All,

Hi All,
VIC

stalker ay!

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kiwi
Sep 28, 2011 6:14 pm
kiwi
kiwi
kiwi
28 September 2011

Building a small two storey in Perth... Best option?

Building a small two storey in Perth... Best option?
WA

I dont know, but wanted to wish you all the best! will be watching to see how you get on, but not in a stalkerish type of way :)

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kiwi
Sep 28, 2011 6:30 pm
kiwi
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kiwi
Sep 28, 2011 6:35 pm
kiwi
tobehomeowner
tobehomeowner
28 September 2011

Porch built not as per plan

Porch built not as per plan
VIC

Thank you all for responding to my concern. My builder agreed to raise the porch height and get the fascia, gutter of porch in line with the guttering of the house. The…

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tobehomeowner
Sep 28, 2011 10:11 pm
suzmic
suzmic
28 September 2011

Anyone Building with Nu Homes( blueprint)- Seville Grove ?

Anyone Building with Nu Homes( blueprint)- Seville Grove ?
WA

Thank you!!.. Wow 12 weeks is very fast!.. Hope you've been happy with your new house :)..

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suzmic
Sep 28, 2011 10:37 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
29 September 2011

Fencing + Driveway before handover

Fencing + Driveway before handover
VIC

Thanks Stormy. Not sure whether I would have to get the trenching done considering Telstra isnt going to provide service to new estate. I will have to confirm this. your…

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rajan_g4
Sep 29, 2011 9:06 am
rajan_g4
mary23
mary23
30 September 2011

kapur or permapine decking?

kapur or permapine decking?
SA

thankyou for the feedback.I think despite the maintanance, I prefer the nicer look of the kapur.thanks again.

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mary23
Sep 30, 2011 8:55 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
30 September 2011

Keysborough Summerfield

Keysborough Summerfield
VIC

Sorry, I haven't been following this forum for a while. Your information is really nice n helpful..I am so worry as well becaz I am starting to sign…

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the_milesy
Sep 30, 2011 11:29 am
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
30 September 2011

Getting plans thru Council

Getting plans thru Council
SA

Cost me $10k in development consultant fees, arborist fees and surveys. Took 6 months to get the planning permit through, as opposed to the 2 years that seems to be the…

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cookie_monster
Sep 30, 2011 3:46 pm
tempura
tempura
30 September 2011

Electrical Work + Solar Metering

Electrical Work + Solar Metering

Hi Guys, Just wanted to get your thoughts whether the following 2 are expensive or reasonable price: Connection of electrical works, which…

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tempura
Sep 30, 2011 4:41 pm
tempura
BMAC-Hawthorne27
BMAC-Hawthorne27
30 September 2011

EDEN BRAE - BUILD SURE

EDEN BRAE - BUILD SURE
NSW

I have no idea as to when the construction certificate was issued so wouldn't have a clue when to start 20 days from. Communication we have learnt is certainly not one of…

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BMAC-Hawthorne27
Sep 30, 2011 5:13 pm
bashworth
bashworth
1 October 2011

Stobie pole connection

Stobie pole connection
SA

If you have signed a variation with the builder he will organise it. In the contract: You are the first party The builder is the 2nd Anyone else is a 3rd Party.

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bashworth
Oct 01, 2011 3:24 pm
bashworth
jessie87
jessie87
1 October 2011

The Settlement Golden Grove - price of footings

The Settlement Golden Grove - price of footings
SA

We got out block of land in Stage 1. We only paid $10,000

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jessie87
Oct 01, 2011 3:27 pm

http://www.newhomevisuals.com/ Best money that I have spent... It was about $70 This is what they did for…

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dtechstr
Oct 01, 2011 9:26 pm
nrh157
nrh157
2 October 2011

Eden Brae Customers - Variation Changes

Eden Brae Customers - Variation Changes
NSW

Hi, Once your plans are released to site, EB will hit you with a $500 admin fee for any modifications to your plans. We wan't a DPP moved 20cms & that is what we were…

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nrh157
Oct 02, 2011 6:27 am
nrh157
Hep
Hep
2 October 2011

Building Strand 40 with Kurmond Homes - Jordan Springs

Building Strand 40 with Kurmond Homes - Jordan Springs
NSW
1, 2, 3

Yeh I've been hearing a lot of funny things like that lately. I still haven't had any drama's what so ever so I don't know why I'm being treated differently hey.

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Hep
Oct 02, 2011 5:59 pm
Hep
Variegated
Variegated
3 October 2011

Building has finally restarted!

Building has finally restarted!

I know how that feels! I was lucky in that it only took about 9 months to get underway again following the first builder's receivership. So pleased that your building is…

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Variegated
Oct 03, 2011 10:08 am
Variegated
Zarli
Zarli
3 October 2011

issues with damaged or unsatisfactory work at handover

issues with damaged or unsatisfactory work at handover
SA

After trying to work out a compromise with our builder to amend something that they incorrectly did in our build - we ended up having to go to the builder dispute…

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Zarli
Oct 03, 2011 11:54 am
Zarli
deadloser
deadloser
3 October 2011

scratches on brand new benchtops....and we havnt even got it

scratches on brand new benchtops....and we havnt even got it
SA

Actually depends on how many percentage money you have paid them already. I mean, if you have paid the majority part, then it is you who need to worry about the loan and…

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deadloser
Oct 03, 2011 12:19 pm
New to Building
New to Building
3 October 2011

Masterton or Eden Brae in Waterford County

Masterton or Eden Brae in Waterford County
NSW

We moved to NSW and didn't know anyone to get information regarding builders. We ended up spending the extra $2000 to get 3 quotes so that we could compare apples with…

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New to Building
Oct 03, 2011 2:35 pm
abraham
abraham
3 October 2011

Glass splash-back standards and tolerances

Glass splash-back standards and tolerances
VIC

Hi All, Building a new house, the kitchen glass splash-back has been installed and we have a PCI coming up very soon. The splash-back is meant to be 650mm high, but…

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abraham
Oct 03, 2011 2:45 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
3 October 2011

Downpipes cut into side wall of Huxley house

Downpipes cut into side wall of Huxley house
NSW

excellent result, just goes to show what some builders try and get away with if you dont ask the question.

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equineaffair
Oct 03, 2011 3:22 pm
equineaffair
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Odie1kanobie
Oct 03, 2011 4:27 pm
boganswife
boganswife
3 October 2011

Now have garage door - updated pics - Lundy Grey Render

Now have garage door - updated pics - Lundy Grey Render

This looks great! Perfect blend of woodgrain and colour. I am a big fan of greys and purples together! I especially love the grey on the garage projection, gorgeous…

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boganswife
Oct 03, 2011 7:29 pm
boganswife
morox
morox
4 October 2011

Silly question regarding lockup stage ???

Silly question regarding lockup stage ???
SA

With ours the front, back & internal access doors were on, garage door goes on right near the end of the 'Completion' stage (I believe)

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morox
Oct 04, 2011 7:21 am
conmuter
conmuter
4 October 2011

WESTMINSTER DELAY UPON DELAY

WESTMINSTER DELAY UPON DELAY
NSW

They laid the slab for my house about five months ago, and after that they have not done anything else. When you ring is always the same answer; it is so frustrating!!!…

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conmuter
Oct 04, 2011 12:28 pm
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morox
Oct 04, 2011 3:01 pm
mustang1
mustang1
4 October 2011

Starr Constructions in Sydney

Starr Constructions in Sydney
NSW

Hi tuan251098, I built with Starr Constructions and just thought Id give you some feedback..mainly because I was really happy with how they built my home and the whole…

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mustang1
Oct 04, 2011 6:41 pm
eyspy
eyspy
4 October 2011

Building From Scratch

Building From Scratch
VIC

With all those rellies in the trades you listed I would 100% be an OB

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eyspy
Oct 04, 2011 8:10 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
4 October 2011

We are in!

We are in!
VIC

Hope everything works out for you and is resolved quickly. Thanks for the paint information.

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buildingwest
Oct 04, 2011 9:20 pm
kyton
kyton
4 October 2011

Knockdown & Rebuild - Financials

Knockdown & Rebuild - Financials
QLD

Buildingwest that is because you are more then likely borrowing with mortgage insurance. You can borrow up 90/95% with MI depending on your lender. To the OP - it is…

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kyton
Oct 04, 2011 10:12 pm
kyton
eyspy
eyspy
5 October 2011

Renovating in Darling Downs

Renovating in Darling Downs
WA

Architects are expensive and have egos, draftie's are cheaper and basically will draw what you want them to draw. There are exceptions to the rule of course. You can…

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eyspy
Oct 05, 2011 8:59 am
B&V
B&V
5 October 2011

20 days to start after issue of construction certificate

20 days to start after issue of construction certificate
NSW

This is an actual quote from the builder back back in August when we recieved DA approval. As per the contract it does say we have 20 days after the…

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B&V
Oct 05, 2011 2:48 pm
B&V
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
6 October 2011

Cost of Security windows and doors

Cost of Security windows and doors
VIC

Depends on what you want to achieve. Security doors and windows are mainly to give the appearance that the house is hard to break into. The reality is that if someone…

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Lunchtime
Oct 06, 2011 7:39 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
6 October 2011

Land is filled . what about the site cost

Land is filled . what about the site cost
VIC

From experience, get lots of tests done with the soil report. We are in the final stages of a knockdown re build and something that was missed was a substantial amount of…

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chrisandkate
Oct 06, 2011 2:13 pm
rocketship
rocketship
6 October 2011

Render

Render
VIC

I just had a look at the Urban Edge homes website and the plan that you are going for. In my opinion, the ones that look the best in the selection are the fully rendered…

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rocketship
Oct 06, 2011 8:25 pm
aries24
aries24
7 October 2011

Top Mount or Undermount Kitchen sink?

Top Mount or Undermount Kitchen sink?
WA

Thanks everyone for the advice. I agree that it becomes ones preferences, funny thing is even me and my wife could not agree which one to install. LOL.

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aries24
Oct 07, 2011 2:25 am
lauramoody11
lauramoody11
7 October 2011

Homes under 180k

Homes under 180k
VIC

Dennis Homes - Oxford - 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living area, can be done under 180k including site…

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lauramoody11
Oct 07, 2011 9:37 am
kasuncp
kasuncp
7 October 2011

Certificate of compliance - Doveton

Certificate of compliance - Doveton
VIC

Hi All, I'm new to this forumn. I'm buying a off the plan unit in Doveton. I want to know how long will it take to issue the Certificate of compliance. Next week we will…

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kasuncp
Oct 07, 2011 9:55 am
tim74
tim74
7 October 2011

Imported Velux skylights

Imported Velux skylights
VIC

thanks - just spoke to a builder who said he can get them made overnight.

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tim74
Oct 07, 2011 1:09 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
7 October 2011

What things have we Forgot?

What things have we Forgot?
WA

Funny bout that, I knew exactly where to look for it!

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fairy blue
Oct 07, 2011 4:49 pm
fairy blue
Dreamer
Dreamer
7 October 2011

Splashback - Glass or tiles?

Splashback - Glass or tiles?
WA

I like the idea of glass. That's what I want in our kitchen reno. We've been told the cons are keeping it streak-free but how hard can that be?! I just like the idea of…

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Dreamer
Oct 07, 2011 6:06 pm
posss
posss
7 October 2011

Split Level Steps

Split Level Steps
SA

Hi Lee, Thank you so much for posting pictures of your stairs. It's great to see that MDF stairs can look so good!! Cheers, Michael & Kylie

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posss
Oct 07, 2011 7:04 pm
Dollar
Dollar
7 October 2011

Need help with 'blue bricks' urgently!!!

Need help with 'blue bricks' urgently!!!
VIC
1, 2

Sorry for the size. I know it's really tiny. It's the best I can do…

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Dollar
Oct 07, 2011 10:39 pm
Odie1kanobie
Odie1kanobie
8 October 2011

Gabbybuild - PCI done

Gabbybuild - PCI done
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Just wanted to say that you have a beautiful home:) Three weeks to go!! Hopefully it will go fast and everything done correctly too for you guys!

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Odie1kanobie
Oct 08, 2011 12:02 am
mimi23
mimi23
9 October 2011

Is it too late for Sarking?

Is it too late for Sarking?

Do you mean sarking to your roof or your external walls? :? Sarking to the external walls goes on after the frame is complete and before bricking.

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mimi23
Oct 09, 2011 5:14 am
mimi23


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