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CC101
CC101
5 December 2011

Site plan - highest point - lowest point

Site plan - highest point - lowest point
VIC

i am having similar problems as well. my back side is 12.09, front 10.5, at road level 10.08, slab level 11.315 and floor level 11.400. distance from back of house to back…

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CC101
Dec 05, 2011 12:23 am
ruby22
ruby22
5 December 2011

H and Mick's Lexington Q1......Landscaping Pics....

H and Mick's Lexington Q1......Landscaping Pics....
VIC
1 ... 38, 39, 40

hi H&M, following your thread which is awesome. You could always do-it-yourself by going to bunnings for the flyscreen. Would be a bit cheaper? cant wait to see pics of…

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ruby22
Dec 05, 2011 10:49 pm
ruby22
Bel&Marz
Bel&Marz
5 December 2011

Bel and Marz's PD Sandhurst - Kitchen PICS!

Bel and Marz's PD Sandhurst - Kitchen PICS!
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

I got it back in september. They have very little on their website compared to what they have in store. I got it from the one in greensbourgh plaza if that helps! I…

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Bel&Marz
Dec 05, 2011 11:38 pm
Picard
Picard
6 December 2011

Looking for this Plant HELP!!!

Looking for this Plant HELP!!!
VIC

Thanks spottydog you maybe right. I just realised I posted at the wrong forum, cheers guys.

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Picard
Dec 06, 2011 12:00 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
6 December 2011

Help!Final inspection problem

Help!Final inspection problem

What it means is that you will have a handover where you will have an extended list of things that need doing at your 3 month maintenance check. Our pre handover…

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chrisandkate
Dec 06, 2011 12:28 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
6 December 2011

Tiled Roof Sarking and Anti-Flap Pads questions

Tiled Roof Sarking and Anti-Flap Pads questions
NSW

In a previous house the builder didn't fit anti-flap pads and the sarking was VERY noisy during windy weather, nobody could sleep at night. The tilers came back and it…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 06, 2011 12:56 pm
as8401
as8401
6 December 2011

Council Approval Process

Council Approval Process
NSW

I would always go down the path of getting 3 quotes for a project. You can then compare and have a basis for making a decision. This great BLOG post written by a builder…

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as8401
Dec 06, 2011 2:35 pm
planfan
planfan
6 December 2011

Our Pakenham Ivanhoe, some new stuff

Our Pakenham Ivanhoe, some new stuff
VIC
1 ... 33, 34, 35

That's a good reason to have 9ft ceilings - you can get a tall tree! Your lights are lovely - we saw them last Thursday night. The neutral wall looks better than the blue…

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planfan
Dec 06, 2011 10:34 pm
emi18
emi18
7 December 2011

Building consultants or private certifier to assess defects?

Building consultants or private certifier to assess defects?
NSW

We are in Sydney. What would a letter of demand entail? They responded yesterday and there are several matters they won't be fixing anymore (even though we are not…

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emi18
Dec 07, 2011 9:18 am
ref_kt
ref_kt
7 December 2011

Crossover options and limestone roadbases under driveway

Crossover options and limestone roadbases under driveway
WA

The builder may not let you 'continue' with the paving due to council for any number of reasons. I know my buillder supplied 50mm pavers for the drive way but council…

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ref_kt
Dec 07, 2011 7:44 pm
ref_kt
tja1266
tja1266
7 December 2011

Building the Ballina 43 with Clarendon !! :-)

Building the Ballina 43 with Clarendon !! :-)
QLD

Hello, We are deciding to sign with Clarendon for Ballina 38, will be building it in southeast of Brisbane. Reading all the reviews its hard to make up our mind, if this…

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tja1266
Dec 07, 2011 9:51 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 December 2011

Slab options on a sloped block

Slab options on a sloped block
VIC

I have a sloping block of about 2.8 metres from front to back. My house is very wide but only 10 metres or so deep. Rather than bulding the cheapest thing to get the house…

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Casa2
Dec 08, 2011 8:47 am

Ok, I did it again. This time I changed the house to a more "streamlined" plan. I liked the u shape house, but it may have cut off the northerly sun, and the pool area…

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jbdave
Dec 08, 2011 4:13 pm
farq007
farq007
8 December 2011

Ownit Homes

Ownit Homes
QLD

Hi All, We've decided to build with Ownit Homes, but wont be starting until end of next year (knocking down & rebuilding so being good and paying down our mortgage as…

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farq007
Dec 08, 2011 6:18 pm
dons80
dons80
8 December 2011

brick chipped at the entrance

brick chipped at the entrance
VIC

Thanks Dons, though I was thinking how can they fix it, can they replace the brick? there are lots of bricks around as they have not completed…

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dons80
Dec 08, 2011 10:26 pm
The JJs
The JJs
9 December 2011

Scott Park Homes Inclusions

Scott Park Homes Inclusions
WA

Pretty sure SPH have Westinghouse as their standard, but you can always upgrade to the larger stove with more burners, larger oven and a rangehood. There is also a timber…

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The JJs
Dec 09, 2011 2:27 am
The JJs
Wateman
Wateman
9 December 2011

HIA contract - mistake by builder

HIA contract - mistake by builder
VIC

I agree.. Humble's post certainly got me thinking. We will definitely be investing in our own building inspector throughout the build!

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Wateman
Dec 09, 2011 2:00 pm
Wateman
rojak1
rojak1
9 December 2011

House Near Creek

House Near Creek
VIC

bom.gov.au just released a warning for thunderstorm, it says - “People need to stay clear of any fallen powerlines, and try to avoid driving through any flooded…

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rojak1
Dec 09, 2011 5:15 pm
Geste
Geste
9 December 2011

NEW BUILD WITH REDINK ? Time line

NEW BUILD WITH REDINK ? Time line
WA

Saemiseon... do delight us with more photos when all the other bits are in!!! Yes, I'm waiting eagerly for a start date! BTW, when do we note down all the problems with…

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Geste
Dec 09, 2011 5:16 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
9 December 2011

Building with Redink_Upgrade cost?

Building with Redink_Upgrade cost?
WA

We are also building with redink, few weeks we should be in lockup. Upgraded just about all of the items you are asking about, so I'll get my…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Dec 09, 2011 5:18 pm
CC101
CC101
9 December 2011

Just getting started again . . . with Redink

Just getting started again . . . with Redink
WA

i am building view as well - with heaps of changes - nothing like view.

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CC101
Dec 09, 2011 10:36 pm
kexkez
kexkez
10 December 2011

Building the Chester with Gemmill Homes

Building the Chester with Gemmill Homes
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

wrong colour benchtop? hmm you should insist on a fix or did someone record the wrong colour? different edging to what expected you wouldn't be able to change…

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kexkez
Dec 10, 2011 11:46 am
kexkez
Casa2
Casa2
10 December 2011

Vertical Blinds - Cords or Wand?

Vertical Blinds - Cords or Wand?
NSW
1, 2

Thanks caz. It's good to hear from someone who has both types.

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Casa2
Dec 10, 2011 12:06 pm
Althom
Althom
10 December 2011

Excess Pavers - Free to a good home - South of River - Perth

Excess Pavers - Free to a good home - South of River - Perth
WA

140 off Atlas Designer Pave DP60 - 230mm * 230mm * 60mm in Mocha. You pick up, I'll help you load

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Althom
Dec 10, 2011 6:52 pm
Althom
Dollar
Dollar
10 December 2011

Finally, one step closer...I'm back...with piccies

Finally, one step closer...I'm back...with piccies
TAS
1 ... 7, 8, 9

AMAZING!!!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING! Looks like your cat is enjoying his/her new home too.

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Dollar
Dec 10, 2011 10:20 pm
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 4:42 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 9:17 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 9:35 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 8:48 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 3:19 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 4:00 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 7:55 pm
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Mclaren
Dec 13, 2011 3:38 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 6:42 pm
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Casa2
Dec 13, 2011 8:42 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 3:11 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 4:42 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 9:08 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 12:50 pm
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 1:55 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 10:14 am
Team PD
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NEWLYWEDS
Dec 16, 2011 3:05 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 8:28 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 5:14 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 9:43 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 4:49 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 1:00 pm
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kiwi
Dec 18, 2011 2:10 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 8:19 pm
Matt+Jo


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