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nck123
Feb 08, 2012 11:35 pm
Sar&Andy
Sar&Andy
9 February 2012

No work on site for days

No work on site for days
WA

That is most definitely the norm... as others have said you will get weeks with heaps of activity and then it will slow down for a bit and then pick back up again, it all…

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Sar&Andy
Feb 09, 2012 11:43 am
1Peter1
1Peter1
9 February 2012

Daikin and MyAir Controller

Daikin and MyAir Controller
WA

We are planning the aircon for our new home. Looking at Daikin ducted with the My Air controller from Advantage Air. We like the idea of being able to adjust airflow to…

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1Peter1
Feb 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Thanks Planfan for your feedback. Any suggestions are welcome. I had a rearrangement of the original Stage 1 with some of your suggestions and improved I think some of the…

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fireflies
Feb 09, 2012 6:15 pm
jodge
jodge
9 February 2012

Why were people measuring windows at display homes?

Why were people measuring windows at display homes?
SA

AdelieBailey . . . you seem to be promoting an American home builder . . . this is Australia luvvy! Enough spam already. I viewed another apartment in my block when I…

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jodge
Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
jodge
housemouse
housemouse
9 February 2012

Fighting the council - I want my asset protection bond back!

Fighting the council - I want my asset protection bond back!

Thanks for everyone's honest opinions! Unfortunately I have no pictures for evidence. And yes I agree, I definitely did not do myelf any favours by not organizing the 2nd…

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housemouse
Feb 09, 2012 10:27 pm
chickynat
chickynat
9 February 2012

pics pics

pics pics
NSW

hi Guys, thanks for all the comments, yes very smooth build...here is a pic of the…

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chickynat
Feb 09, 2012 11:26 pm
doczim
doczim
9 February 2012

Selling existing house off land to build new

Selling existing house off land to build new
QLD

Paul I have been talking to Drake House Removals in Brisbane. Very helpful give them a call and they will explain it all quickly and simply.

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doczim
Feb 09, 2012 11:39 pm
mr.21
mr.21
10 February 2012

What will a 300k budget for a house get us?

What will a 300k budget for a house get us?
NSW

I second adgn's answer. We r building a 30sq single storey house with lots of luxury upgrades like 40mm Caesar stones throughout, 600x600 or 600x300 porcelain tiles in…

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mr.21
Feb 10, 2012 12:46 am
mr.21
Doreen_Kallara33
Doreen_Kallara33
10 February 2012

Advice needed: Downlights for 2740mm ceiling height

Advice needed: Downlights for 2740mm ceiling height
VIC

Hi Pa1asyo.. Can I ask what house your building with PD and if you recall how much it was to increase your ceilings to 2740mm?? Just want to compare with my tender because…

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Doreen_Kallara33
Feb 10, 2012 11:46 am
Servicelocator
Servicelocator
10 February 2012

Anyone building in the Hibiscus 4 neighbourhood, The Ponds?

Anyone building in the Hibiscus 4 neighbourhood, The Ponds?
NSW

Anyone building in the Hibiscus 4 neighbourhood, The Ponds? Cheers, Servicelocator

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Servicelocator
Feb 10, 2012 2:18 pm
b0son
b0son
11 February 2012

Q - How much extra did you spend on your home after handover

Q - How much extra did you spend on your home after handover
NSW

Luckily for us, most things are being done by the builder. The only thing we need to do after the build is landscapeing and window coverings. We're spending around $8-9k…

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b0son
Feb 11, 2012 12:53 am
deedee2012
deedee2012
11 February 2012

Feedback required for kit homes

Feedback required for kit homes
VIC

i will ask them as the kit homes I am looking at are from interstate (heaps cheaper than the ones in Melbourne even with delivery) I just asked them for display homes to…

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deedee2012
Feb 11, 2012 10:50 am
brenda
brenda
11 February 2012

Leveling the lot to road level

Leveling the lot to road level

I thought so too. But posted any of your guys did this sort of thing. :cry: thank you for your time.

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brenda
Feb 11, 2012 2:01 pm

hi all my partner and i have been viewing this forum for a while now and now our new build has progressed it was about time to sign up and post a message. We have…

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daren5675
Feb 12, 2012 7:42 pm
bronj
bronj
12 February 2012

Demolition Recommendations in Melbourne

Demolition Recommendations in Melbourne
VIC

We also used online demolition in the eastern suburbs. Generally good, the odd communication breakdown, but no problems with the work done. Ended up just under $15k,…

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bronj
Feb 12, 2012 9:07 pm
* jas *
* jas *
12 February 2012

SA- who are the cheapest, middle and most expensive builders

SA- who are the cheapest, middle and most expensive builders
SA

We are building with hickinbotham, had a small hiccup during paperwork stage but hickinbotham were fantastic and fixed it. We are half way through our build a d so far…

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* jas *
Feb 12, 2012 11:33 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 February 2012

We need ideas for our colour scheme

We need ideas for our colour scheme
QLD

I think your first choices sound great with cool coloured grout. Jasper on gutters will emphasise roof lines. What about changing your window colour?

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Treeseachanger
Feb 13, 2012 2:02 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
13 February 2012

Stages during a build.. clarification pls!!! lock up, fitout

Stages during a build.. clarification pls!!! lock up, fitout
VIC

Hi brixnmorter, This is a guideline I used when I was building. http://www.jandsonhomes.com.au/project/ms_04.php It gives you a high level timeline of what to expect at…

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jimnsal
Feb 13, 2012 5:34 pm
jimnsal
microchip78
microchip78
14 February 2012

Planning to buy a land

Planning to buy a land
VIC

Welcome to the forum microchip. Filling usually means that the area is prone to flooding & the council have set a minimum height off the ground…

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microchip78
Feb 14, 2012 8:44 am
albanga
albanga
14 February 2012

Wanting to build 2 duplex townhouses- First time owner\build

Wanting to build 2 duplex townhouses- First time owner\build
VIC

Firstly hello to all. I am new to this site and this is my first post :D I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through peoples posts and seeing the great community in here…

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albanga
Feb 14, 2012 12:49 pm
kyton
kyton
14 February 2012

Refund of Deposit Amount - CHANGED!!!

Refund of Deposit Amount - CHANGED!!!

Ask them for copies of the invoices. You do have to pay for any work they have completed - but a simple copy of the invoices will tell you the total amount.

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kyton
Feb 14, 2012 2:17 pm
kyton
squashedrex
squashedrex
14 February 2012

Sanctuary Fletcher Newcastle - Anyone building here

Sanctuary Fletcher Newcastle - Anyone building here
NSW

Not sure if anyone is still reading this but as an FYI. Our block has had fill illegally dumped on it as have a number of other blocks. Keep your eye out folks. Also the…

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squashedrex
Feb 14, 2012 7:40 pm
PS_Sirocco7
PS_Sirocco7
14 February 2012

Jason's Bachelor Pad - Moved In (Pics)

Jason's Bachelor Pad - Moved In (Pics)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi mate. I know Im digging up an old thread and Im not sure if you are on here any more...lol. I read through your build thread and am very impressed. Your house looks…

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PS_Sirocco7
Feb 14, 2012 10:41 pm
PS_Sirocco7
594Jessica
594Jessica
14 February 2012

Final inspection - is an independent inspector worth hiring?

Final inspection - is an independent inspector worth hiring?

Thanks everyone for your thoughts! We finally decided not to use one. The builder provides 3 month check sort of thing so we can live in the house, feel the wrongs and…

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594Jessica
Feb 14, 2012 10:52 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
15 February 2012

rock excavation cost

rock excavation cost

My watertank installer said to allow $50 p/hr if we hit rock and probably 2 to 3 hrs approx. My Builder said to allow $200 p/hr if we hit rock and probably 2 to 3 hrs…

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Onebuild
Feb 15, 2012 2:42 am
albanga
albanga
15 February 2012

Duplex builders Melbourne

Duplex builders Melbourne
VIC

Hi All, Just wanted to know if anyone knew of good Duplex builders located in Melbourne? My brother and I just purchased a property in Melbourne and are about to start…

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albanga
Feb 15, 2012 8:42 am
Casa2
Casa2
15 February 2012

Bricks are chipped and have cracks - what to do?

Bricks are chipped and have cracks - what to do?
VIC

"The builder is refusing to take any responsibility and everyone keeps blaming the brick". Well the builder is responsible for the bricks. Everything about the house is…

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Casa2
Feb 15, 2012 9:01 am
webber11
webber11
15 February 2012

big decision!

big decision!
QLD

I was wanting to build a doublestorey(with a big builder) but the budget did not allow me, so went with a single storey with a small builder. The pros for me with single…

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webber11
Feb 15, 2012 4:34 pm
ChickenIsMe
ChickenIsMe
15 February 2012

Soil Type and Slab Cost

Soil Type and Slab Cost
QLD

Hi All, I am wondering about the direct relationship between slab cost and soil type. I have a builder who stated they include the slab cost in the price as standard for…

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ChickenIsMe
Feb 15, 2012 7:16 pm
abhinav
abhinav
15 February 2012

Eucalypt Estate - Nundroo Crescent

Eucalypt Estate - Nundroo Crescent
VIC

I was wondering if anyone is building in Nundroo Crescent in Eucalypt Estate Wollert ?

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abhinav
Feb 15, 2012 7:21 pm
aquanoob
aquanoob
16 February 2012

site works east cannington and areas

site works east cannington and areas
WA

We've done a development in East Cannington. You'll need to do a geotech study on the site to determine if there's clay there (apparently there's areas where there's a…

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aquanoob
Feb 16, 2012 2:08 pm
pd_kk
pd_kk
16 February 2012

Broadband At Williams Landing

Broadband At Williams Landing
VIC

Hi All, we are moving in into our new home at WL and want to know who is the best company to contact in terms of good connectivity and reasonable price at williams…

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pd_kk
Feb 16, 2012 3:55 pm
budgnbear
budgnbear
16 February 2012

Electrician costs - adding downlights after handover

Electrician costs - adding downlights after handover
NSW

But if we had him install it where just one of say 4 d/lights would ultimately be, would he measure that out anyway…

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budgnbear
Feb 16, 2012 4:08 pm
damparker
damparker
16 February 2012

Plantation Breakthrough Series

Plantation Breakthrough Series
QLD

Hi All, Does anyone have an experience with building a Plantation Breakthrough series home. We look like getting a 2 story home from them. On paper its pretty good value. D

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damparker
Feb 16, 2012 5:06 pm
planfan
planfan
16 February 2012

I really want a traditional clothesline

I really want a traditional clothesline
VIC

What about the one from Hills that can be attached to the wall - the website says you can get two posts and have it away from the house - has anyone done that,…

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planfan
Feb 16, 2012 5:22 pm
Petermet
Petermet
16 February 2012

Maintenance Issues - Tiles scratched

Maintenance Issues - Tiles scratched

I have been in my new home for over a year and the 3 month maintenance issues are ongoing as the builder keeps cutting corners and not doing a proper job. We seem to have…

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Petermet
Feb 16, 2012 7:10 pm
B STAR
B STAR
17 February 2012

Can bricks be started before frame goes up?

Can bricks be started before frame goes up?
VIC

i Am confused. that's a big post. Brick and Pier works out more expensive than a single due to additional time/delay and cost of additional bricklaying. Double brick is…

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B STAR
Feb 17, 2012 9:01 am
KDLEN
KDLEN
17 February 2012

Shadowline Ceiling Cornice/Trim

Shadowline Ceiling Cornice/Trim
NSW

Hey Kdlen, Just noticed your comment about shadow line on the masterton thread, just so you know shadowline is a lot more expensive than square…

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KDLEN
Feb 17, 2012 9:22 am
jimnsal
jimnsal
17 February 2012

NSW Housing Code

NSW Housing Code

Hi Jim, Very true ! I am starting to feel the same way. I am glad you have gone past that stage... The builder is asking me to do a lot of…

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jimnsal
Feb 17, 2012 5:56 pm
jimnsal
dvestate
dvestate
17 February 2012

Metric*n - The Real Cost

Metric*n - The Real Cost
VIC
1, 2, 3

First time I have heard of more expensive insurance due to a garage access door...... I asked my Dad if he paid more because of it and he told me he has never been asked…

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dvestate
Feb 17, 2012 8:58 pm
STLIGL
STLIGL
17 February 2012

Building the Waterfall by Clarendon in Sydney

Building the Waterfall by Clarendon in Sydney
NSW
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At last, I've found someone with the same problem! We also contacted C and they gave the same response. I'd be very interested in what solution you come up with, if you…

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STLIGL
Feb 17, 2012 11:34 pm
cuppyccake
cuppyccake
18 February 2012

Did you build a home with Carlisle Homes?

Did you build a home with Carlisle Homes?
VIC

Hi, Did you build a home with Carlisle? Which home and what size was it? Where did you build your home? How much did you pay for Site Costs…

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cuppyccake
Feb 18, 2012 10:34 am
dvestate
dvestate
18 February 2012

Anyoneconsidered the impact ofthe CarbonTax on building cost

Anyoneconsidered the impact ofthe CarbonTax on building cost
NSW

Had a quote meeting and was told they would be passing the cost of the carbon tax to customers only if you sign you construction contract after July 1

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dvestate
Feb 18, 2012 1:33 pm
The Vans
The Vans
18 February 2012

31C High Ceiling

31C High Ceiling
WA

If we had the money, we would have done the whole house! We couldn't afford either, but it was more economical to increase the height of the whole house then just the…

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The Vans
Feb 18, 2012 7:53 pm
The Vans
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
18 February 2012

Tips to save money building your custom home??

Tips to save money building your custom home??
VIC

The things you forgot sticky thread mentions a few ways to save money on a custom build. Personally I'm letting the builder handle it because his quote is reasonable and…

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theanonyuser
Feb 18, 2012 9:51 pm
71monaro
71monaro
19 February 2012

Soil Removal Cost

Soil Removal Cost
1, 2

I have probably 2 ton out of my back yard clean up in a trailer with a lot of rock in it. Does anyone know where to take it in Adelaide? Are there council dumps, or…

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71monaro
Feb 19, 2012 1:45 pm
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bashworth
Feb 19, 2012 3:28 pm
bashworth
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
19 February 2012

How long to get your drawings

How long to get your drawings
WA

hi caz, yeah this is our first lot we are waiting on. we are building with RI. its exciting but frustrating at the same time as it is all behind the scenes stuff -…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Feb 19, 2012 6:26 pm

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