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Ray153
Ray153
7 September 2011

Recommendation for demolition crew in eastern Melb

Recommendation for demolition crew in eastern Melb
VIC

Alpal, I promised you a post about whether or not the demolition started on time, sadly no. The start was delayed to today for a reason that I accepted, but it didn't…

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Ray153
Sep 07, 2011 9:03 pm
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NEWLYWEDS
Sep 08, 2011 11:29 am
azza&steph
azza&steph
8 September 2011

Facade colour selections with Selkirk Blue Rain Bricks

Facade colour selections with Selkirk Blue Rain Bricks
VIC

I was thinking urban grey which I believe is a wattyl colour and the moulding (as displayed in the edison facade in the dune. I was hoping that the dune on the moulding…

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azza&steph
Sep 08, 2011 5:30 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
8 September 2011

Building with Coral in Mango Hill + Beaumont Tiles

Building with Coral in Mango Hill + Beaumont Tiles
QLD

going with the builder basically means you are limited to the tiles you can choose for the same money. we went on our own and got full polished 600x600 travertine tiles…

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nicksmith
Sep 08, 2011 7:46 pm
cinder
cinder
9 September 2011

Question about site costs

Question about site costs
VIC

Hi zeitgeber, No we haven't paid anything at this stage. It is a bit of a catch 22 - I can understand your point, but at the same time don't want to see the site costs…

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cinder
Sep 09, 2011 6:30 pm
cinder
ykish
ykish
10 September 2011

Eucalypt Estate North Epping

Eucalypt Estate North Epping

Hello Harry... The settlement date has been pushed to late Sept...I have received a letter from Stockland saying that will be the period when it will settle...whats the…

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ykish
Sep 10, 2011 9:45 pm
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
11 September 2011

building carport/garage to boundry line

building carport/garage to boundry line
SA

Part of the cost is what they call S-flashing - in lieu of standard gutter & fascia since they can't put guttering protruding over the boundary.

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MmmmBalf
Sep 11, 2011 2:04 pm
MmmmBalf
Breece
Breece
11 September 2011

VIC - Recommendations for companies who build 4 dwellings?

VIC - Recommendations for companies who build 4 dwellings?
VIC

G'day Icer, I'm a town planning consultant and could assist you with your project management needs. Give me a call if you need any advice. Cheers, Breece from Hub Town Planning

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Breece
Sep 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Dexter
Dexter
11 September 2011

Query on housing design changes

Query on housing design changes

Agree with Theresa on what i would consider a very useful service

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Dexter
Sep 11, 2011 6:49 pm
sceen7
sceen7
11 September 2011

heating and cooling

heating and cooling
VIC

Yes cant wait..we are having a combination of panel heating and slab heating…

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sceen7
Sep 11, 2011 7:21 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 September 2011

How does the power connect to an island bench?

How does the power connect to an island bench?
WA

I assume this is a slab on ground. In my case for the suspended slab they put in a 100 mm pipe penetration. This was then shared with a 40 mm sink drain (and dishwasher)…

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Casa2
Sep 11, 2011 9:10 pm
Debra50
Debra50
12 September 2011

Austral blackwood bricks anyone???

Austral blackwood bricks anyone???
VIC

EDIT: I think there is Blackwood in other States. I am in NSW but I did a quick search for Austral Blackwood and this blog came up

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Debra50
Sep 12, 2011 8:57 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
12 September 2011

Colour of mortar

Colour of mortar
VIC

mine started darker then yours and is very light/natural now. The brick cleaning process will probably also strip a little of the grey out too. I think it will be fine.

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chrisandkate
Sep 12, 2011 3:41 pm
grom40
grom40
12 September 2011

Delayed Land Title

Delayed Land Title
WA

Check the exit clause of your contract; normally if the land doesn't title within 12 months you can get your deposit back. Unfortunately (as others have said) it often…

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grom40
Sep 12, 2011 3:45 pm
grom40
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tstr1a
Sep 12, 2011 6:42 pm

We've finally come to a resolution with the builder. The manager was happy to raise the front projection & the portico and leave slightly smaller (450mm) eaves on only…

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baronx
Sep 12, 2011 9:59 pm
fireflies
fireflies
12 September 2011

Backing out of building

Backing out of building
WA

It sounds like you have some good advice here. We managed to back out of our contract with a builder last year at the stage of all contracts signed, building license…

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fireflies
Sep 12, 2011 11:51 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
13 September 2011

lot 1325 .... would like to know my neighbours

lot 1325 .... would like to know my neighbours
VIC

Lot 1325 (on the subject header) could be anywhere on earth. If your header is more specific, the right people might actually drill down into the message body. Most will…

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zeitgeber
Sep 13, 2011 12:38 pm
zeitgeber
Samurai
Samurai
13 September 2011

Yarrabank Homes

Yarrabank Homes
VIC

Has any one build with Yarrabank Homes? I am looking to build with them but it seems there is no feedback about this builder even though they have been around for 30…

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Samurai
Sep 13, 2011 2:45 pm
Samurai
bashworth
bashworth
13 September 2011

Table drain/culvert

Table drain/culvert

If there is an existing drainage line I would have said its your responsibility to construct the table drain and any crossing.

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bashworth
Sep 13, 2011 7:55 pm
bashworth
loftus
loftus
13 September 2011

bricksandmortar.jimsy.net / Roselea Homes in The Hills, NSW

bricksandmortar.jimsy.net / Roselea Homes in The Hills, NSW
NSW
1, 2

Hi Jimsy.. Just thought i'd say hi and well done on the job.. I hope you don't mind me poppping past :-) It really does look like its coming along really well... I am sure…

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loftus
Sep 13, 2011 9:12 pm
triton07
triton07
14 September 2011

Help witColour selection with Austral symmetry Asphalt brick

Help witColour selection with Austral symmetry Asphalt brick
NSW

@kd ; We did have the woodland grey as our choice & we do like the colour, but I'm more for a lighter roof to reduce the summer heat & energy use. But again we might…

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triton07
Sep 14, 2011 7:21 am
bashworth
bashworth
14 September 2011

Final occupancy certificate before landscaping+driveway

Final occupancy certificate before landscaping+driveway
NSW

Occupancy is a building construction issue. It is completely separate to Development Approval so if the council don't like it they can still ask you to change it. I have…

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bashworth
Sep 14, 2011 5:47 pm
bashworth
alkalised
alkalised
14 September 2011

Inspired Homes: Anyone built with them?

Inspired Homes: Anyone built with them?
VIC

Hi the only thing I know is that their new display in the avenue estate took a long while to be completed but I'm looking forward to having a sticky beak soon. I think…

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alkalised
Sep 14, 2011 10:13 pm
Jackster
Jackster
14 September 2011

Roof pitch

Roof pitch
SA

Thanks for all your replies. I went back and saw my sales guy and had the 25 degree roof pitch upgrade deleted from the now accepted quote. I really didn't think it was…

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Jackster
Sep 14, 2011 10:18 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
15 September 2011

BEFORE YOU SIGN

BEFORE YOU SIGN
VIC

The volume builders tend to have add a 25% profit margin to things.....so where you can, its better to DIY and save money. We had temporary fencing specified in our…

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cookie_monster
Sep 15, 2011 2:42 pm
bonster
bonster
15 September 2011

HEBEL vs BRICK PARTY WALL

HEBEL vs BRICK PARTY WALL
VIC

I am in the same situation, started with double brick but after a bit of research and talking to builder I am switching to the Hebel. Main reasons I have been swayed: -…

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bonster
Sep 15, 2011 6:12 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
15 September 2011

HELP - driveway opposite pram way

HELP - driveway opposite pram way
NSW

Do they have any suggestions? Where do they imagine the driveway would be for your block? A picture/map might be handy for people to really get what you mean.

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thegilbeys
Sep 15, 2011 8:58 pm
thegilbeys
Casa2
Casa2
15 September 2011

Excess bricks

Excess bricks
NSW
1, 2

The number of bricks on a pallet varies. My face bricks came in 500 bricks to the pallet, while my common bricks came in 400 bricks to the pallet. The brick manufacturer…

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Casa2
Sep 15, 2011 9:43 pm
Samurai
Samurai
16 September 2011

Yarrabank Homes

Yarrabank Homes
VIC

I am having the same problem. Where are you building? Have you done your contract with them yet? I have seen one of their houses and it was nice but that is it.

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Samurai
Sep 16, 2011 11:09 am
Samurai
eyspy
eyspy
16 September 2011

New Build Foundation Nightmare

New Build Foundation Nightmare
VIC
1, 2

That is one thing I love about Perth. Lovely sandy soil with no need for ground water drainage, and simple soakwells for…

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eyspy
Sep 16, 2011 2:07 pm
selina2106
selina2106
16 September 2011

How long untill handover?

How long untill handover?
NSW

Oh good, light at the end of the tunnel! Getting very exciting now!

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selina2106
Sep 16, 2011 4:52 pm
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
16 September 2011

Feed my thirst for knowledge

Feed my thirst for knowledge
NSW

As mecha said, read read read. I've found Allan Staines's 'how to be a successful owner builder/renovator' & 'Australian House Building Manual' books to be very helpful…

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RocksInHead
Sep 16, 2011 5:39 pm
macmaz
macmaz
16 September 2011

new house and land, sandhurst, stamp duty and contract terms

new house and land, sandhurst, stamp duty and contract terms

BTW I was thinking to buy there...not very big, what pushes me away from it is high Body Corporate Charges $2800 ... is that normal? Can anyone please talk about the pros…

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macmaz
Sep 16, 2011 8:16 pm
alkalised
alkalised
16 September 2011

Medium size builders in S.E melb

Medium size builders in S.E melb
VIC

We are building the Montague, check out our blog for all the info (hubby is just a little bit obsessed with our build).

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alkalised
Sep 16, 2011 11:07 pm
tinkster
tinkster
17 September 2011

Excited to Build: Building with DAH (Keys on 28th Sept!!)

Excited to Build: Building with DAH (Keys on 28th Sept!!)
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

WOw ETB! SO close to done!! Looking gorgeous, your ensuite is HUGE!

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tinkster
Sep 17, 2011 2:27 pm
tinkster
ESB
ESB
17 September 2011

Coral Homes Sunshine Coast/Gympie Area

Coral Homes Sunshine Coast/Gympie Area
QLD

There are a few of us on the forum at the moment who are building with Coral (not in your area though) and there is a Coral builders chat thread going at the moment too…

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ESB
Sep 17, 2011 2:38 pm
ESB
susiebunt
susiebunt
17 September 2011

Building with Firstyle Homes

Building with Firstyle Homes
NSW

Hi, We are thinking of building the Oran 30 (on display at Oran Park) and i was wondering what experiences people have had with Firstyle? How are there standard…

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susiebunt
Sep 17, 2011 7:08 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
17 September 2011

"Building" Insurance during Construction

"Building" Insurance during Construction
NSW

You should have been given a copy of the building insurance cover and policy. If you don't have a copy then ask your builders. The insurance should be equal to the…

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buildingwest
Sep 17, 2011 9:56 pm
cornerstones
cornerstones
17 September 2011

New Builders - Sydney - 'The Cornerstone'

New Builders - Sydney - 'The Cornerstone'
NSW

Well, the framing has been completed ... now we're in the bricking stage. Slow and steady, eh?

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cornerstones
Sep 17, 2011 10:05 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
18 September 2011

Site costs -Mt Aitken Craigieburn

Site costs -Mt Aitken Craigieburn
VIC

Hi rajan_g4 Thanks and congrats on your purchase in Mt Aitken. Which builder are you building with? We are tossing up between a homebuyers…

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rajan_g4
Sep 18, 2011 12:32 am
rajan_g4

We are on week 9 now. We went there yesterday and so excited to see bricks almost done :) Some of the external wall upstairs would be weatherboard.. And.. The plasters are…

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viresse
Sep 18, 2011 10:43 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
18 September 2011

Tile Company

Tile Company
VIC

My DD is building with rivergum constuctions,would anyone know what tile company they use.DD want to match tiles from wet areas to living areas

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pattycake4
Sep 18, 2011 10:50 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
18 September 2011

Ceaser stone thickness ???

Ceaser stone thickness ???
VIC

You can get a faux 40mm look by having…

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cmhamilton
Sep 18, 2011 4:36 pm
clue_hunter
clue_hunter
19 September 2011

Steel Frames Builder in VIC

Steel Frames Builder in VIC
VIC

The big one building with steel in NSW is McDonald Jones Homes, but I'm not sure that they build in VIC. Best of luck- 100% termite proof and no warping or movement sounds…

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clue_hunter
Sep 19, 2011 11:15 am
wardy502
wardy502
19 September 2011

House designs for overland flow areas

House designs for overland flow areas
QLD

Hi Mick, How did you go with your project? I'm currently investigating raising my house, but since it is in an overland flow path, I might not be able build underneath.…

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wardy502
Sep 19, 2011 3:43 pm
ESB
ESB
19 September 2011

Coomera Retreat

Coomera Retreat
QLD

Seems to drag when you just want to get started ... lol

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ESB
Sep 19, 2011 7:37 pm
ESB
buildingwest
buildingwest
19 September 2011

Current Boral Brick Colours

Current Boral Brick Colours

Hi, Have you asked your builder if they have built or are building homes at the moment with those bricks? If so will they provide an address?

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buildingwest
Sep 19, 2011 8:52 pm
jlil
jlil
19 September 2011

Site costs for a battleaxe in Kenwick

Site costs for a battleaxe in Kenwick
WA

Hey guys..stubled across your post..I know it was from over a year ago but hopefully you can help. I hope I am not intruding by asking you a few questions. I am looking to…

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jlil
Sep 19, 2011 9:27 pm


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