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jnny123
jnny123
1 August 2011

National Builders - Buckingham

National Builders - Buckingham

Hi Tools, how is it going with your build? Any progress?

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jnny123
Aug 01, 2011 3:17 pm
stewstar
stewstar
2 August 2011

stewstar's build

stewstar's build
WA

final inspection tomorrow then the keys on Friday yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 finally out of the oldies house

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stewstar
Aug 02, 2011 8:45 am
stewstar
REfL3ct
REfL3ct
2 August 2011

Ginzy's Evolution From Burbank!!!

Ginzy's Evolution From Burbank!!!
VIC

hey ginz! and soon to be neighboor (if i am not mistaken you are across the road from me). your house is really going up quickly! very surprised at the speed of it…

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REfL3ct
Aug 02, 2011 11:02 am
a2zdes
a2zdes
2 August 2011

Plz Help PD team

Plz Help PD team
VIC

Hey i have speek to PD team and my consultant now and its all fix. happy to sign my contract on friday.

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a2zdes
Aug 02, 2011 11:42 am
Farley1964
Farley1964
2 August 2011

HAS ANYONE BUILT WITH D-STYLE HOMES OR GJ GARDNER

HAS ANYONE BUILT WITH D-STYLE HOMES OR GJ GARDNER
VIC

I've got to agree with the others. I built with Daniele D-Style Homes and wish I did not. To sum up the experience quickly: it was a nightmate. :(

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Farley1964
Aug 02, 2011 2:18 pm
Ezi4few
Ezi4few
2 August 2011

Re: One off plan WA - Post handover...

Re: One off plan WA - Post handover...
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

First the thank you's ---> ::kissed:: Ooops ... missed the big handover ... CONGRATULATIONS - HAPPY…

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Ezi4few
Aug 02, 2011 3:11 pm
Ezi4few
b0son
b0son
2 August 2011

Major Bricking problem..please help!!

Major Bricking problem..please help!!
VIC
1, 2

Unfortunately you sign off as having read every detail in plans and contracts so you're left with not much but to pay up if something goes…

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b0son
Aug 02, 2011 3:23 pm
planfan
planfan
2 August 2011

Our Pakenham house - a few photos

Our Pakenham house - a few photos
VIC

Just discovered your thread planfan. Love, love, love the kitchen splashback. I wish I was more adventurous but we went with colours that would go…

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planfan
Aug 02, 2011 5:05 pm
aman792
aman792
2 August 2011

Building AV Jennings - Galleria 210

Building AV Jennings - Galleria 210
NSW

Hey GSM, We also gonna build Galleria 210 capri facade. we are finalising the tender now. We are building at the ponds, nsw. I was just wondering if you can post any…

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aman792
Aug 02, 2011 9:18 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
2 August 2011

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection

Good licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection
ACT

Hi, You can visit Actpla in Dickson and request a list of licensed certifiers. Alternatively try this page http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/hir ... ional/list where…

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Jervisbay
Aug 02, 2011 11:13 pm
jenx
jenx
3 August 2011

Tiling done. More pics

Tiling done. More pics
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

no we were only told…

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jenx
Aug 03, 2011 2:22 am
jenx
ddcmd_83
ddcmd_83
3 August 2011

Building The Voltaire With Clarendon Homes

Building The Voltaire With Clarendon Homes
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congratulation Logan! Glad you are enoying it will check out the pics now!

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ddcmd_83
Aug 03, 2011 1:35 pm
ddcmd_83
mary23
mary23
3 August 2011

HELP! Information wanted on relocatable/transportable homes!

HELP! Information wanted on relocatable/transportable homes!
VIC

forgot to add, that includes all light fittings etc which we upgraded a lot of our electrical also.all we need to do is flooring and aircon.all wiring etc is done already…

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mary23
Aug 03, 2011 3:08 pm
BrissyGal84
BrissyGal84
3 August 2011

Planation homes brisbane

Planation homes brisbane
QLD

Hi kch, I am just starting the process with Plantation, we are signing off on our New Home Proposal tomorrow then we have an appointment in a couple of weeks to sign the…

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BrissyGal84
Aug 03, 2011 5:40 pm
b0son
b0son
3 August 2011

excessive fram overhang?

excessive fram overhang?
NSW

we've been told the tolerance is 25mm. they've already started bricking up the offending wall. we've taken pics just in case, but at this stage, builder is saying its fine...

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b0son
Aug 03, 2011 8:34 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
3 August 2011

concrete base for rainwater tank

concrete base for rainwater tank
NSW

For the record I was answering your question re: shouldn't the builder have known it was going to be an issue, rather than trying to imply you had dropped the ball - just…

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cmhamilton
Aug 03, 2011 9:43 pm
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theanonyuser
Aug 03, 2011 9:44 pm
avion
avion
4 August 2011

Plumbing pipework materials

Plumbing pipework materials
WA

Can anyone recommend specific products for lagging PEX pipes in brickwork and in a roof-space? Our pipes are installed in grooves chased into the internal leaf of our…

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avion
Aug 04, 2011 1:17 pm
avion
lachjor
lachjor
4 August 2011

UPDATE: Delay with developers fencing & landscaping package

UPDATE: Delay with developers fencing & landscaping package

Another update! We took our developer to court, It's been a long, slow process. We have a court order in place to be paid for the works to be completed. He's paid approx…

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lachjor
Aug 04, 2011 3:10 pm
lachjor
lachjor
lachjor
4 August 2011

Fencing and Landscaping Package Issues

Fencing and Landscaping Package Issues
WA

I am in no way qualified to give legal advice, but I would suggest writing a letter outlining the issues - you paid $x amount for land on x date, with a contract stating…

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lachjor
Aug 04, 2011 4:00 pm
lachjor
docker_rob
docker_rob
4 August 2011

Provisional Costs - Tile Laying

Provisional Costs - Tile Laying

Provisional Costs or Provisional sums are "just in case" costs. You are legally allowed to request to see invoices for all work listed in the provisional cost area of a…

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docker_rob
Aug 04, 2011 9:40 pm
docker_rob
docker_rob
docker_rob
4 August 2011

HIA building contract

HIA building contract
QLD

If on the plans and it has been signed off and accepted by you. Then that is what must be built unless you agree otherwise in writing and sign of on an amendment. If they…

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docker_rob
Aug 04, 2011 9:49 pm
docker_rob
Phillshz
Phillshz
5 August 2011

Frame up 1 day after the slab was poured

Frame up 1 day after the slab was poured

My slab was poured at 7am and we were walking on it at 5pm(and my sister had heels on!) The frame whilst heavy due to the amount of wood involved,is light compared to…

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Phillshz
Aug 05, 2011 7:55 am
normette
normette
5 August 2011

Double Glazed Stacker Doors

Double Glazed Stacker Doors
NSW

Thanks Knowledgeable Ones. I'll be having a close look when they arrive. Thanks for the tip,

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normette
Aug 05, 2011 10:00 am
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
5 August 2011

Anybody Built With Coral Homes In Toowoomba

Anybody Built With Coral Homes In Toowoomba
QLD

We are nearing the end of our build with Coral Homes. We have been happy with them so far. We changed a lot from the original plan, but one thing I did like is that they…

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Tamara1975
Aug 05, 2011 11:08 am
stinomus
stinomus
5 August 2011

last minute thoughts on building

last minute thoughts on building
NSW

The soil tests would be done so i would assume those wouldn't need to be done again but the site survey would have taken into account the house footprint, whilst a lot of…

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stinomus
Aug 05, 2011 2:38 pm
~Nic~
~Nic~
5 August 2011

Light and fan installation cost

Light and fan installation cost
NSW

Not sure what the average is, but our electrician charged $40.15 for a standard bayonet fitting, and then charged $18.15 to install owner supplied light fittings and…

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~Nic~
Aug 05, 2011 8:07 pm
~Nic~
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
6 August 2011

Contract arrived today.....

Contract arrived today.....
NSW

Thanks very much for the replies, much appreciated ::smile:: In terms of negotiating things like the build time, and late compensation payment (which is…

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cmhamilton
Aug 06, 2011 8:51 am
housemouse
housemouse
6 August 2011

Experience with Cavalier homes

Experience with Cavalier homes
VIC

It depends which office you choose as they are all franchised so each business owner is different. I have been building my home through the Lyndhurst office (eastern…

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housemouse
Aug 06, 2011 10:01 am
ESB
ESB
6 August 2011

Building a Coral Hamilton 278 - McKeachies Run

Building a Coral Hamilton 278 - McKeachies Run
NSW
1, 2, 3

How's everything going Debba-m? Hopefully you are in your gorgeous new home by now!

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ESB
Aug 06, 2011 10:23 am
ESB
Gateway
Gateway
6 August 2011

St George Sydney - old style lage battle axe duplex devmt

St George Sydney - old style lage battle axe duplex devmt
NSW

Hi Members I am on an old style battle axe block (ie one that was not cut from a larger block. It is 15.85 x 47.24. I would like to put two houses, probably a duplex on…

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Gateway
Aug 06, 2011 12:44 pm
kexkez
kexkez
6 August 2011

What to use for temporary driveway?

What to use for temporary driveway?
VIC
1, 2

Anyone got pictures of this recycled concrete down? We did ourdrive wY in tailings in the end but if this doesnt look too bad we could consider it for around the side of…

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kexkez
Aug 06, 2011 4:11 pm
kexkez
AnthPerri
AnthPerri
7 August 2011

Building a new house with colex homes vic

Building a new house with colex homes vic

If anyone is contemplating a build with this company i'd strongly urge you to look else where. A friend of mine is 2 yrs into his build and they simply will not address…

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AnthPerri
Aug 07, 2011 3:41 pm
B STAR
B STAR
7 August 2011

Framing noggins issue, is it normal?

Framing noggins issue, is it normal?
ACT

noggins prevent stud from bowing under weight etc. To fix this they will simply put another noggin above the existing.

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B STAR
Aug 07, 2011 8:52 pm
Trinity
Trinity
7 August 2011

Framing stage concerns, anyone can help me?

Framing stage concerns, anyone can help me?
ACT

1,2 and 4 I would not worry about at all. 3, I am unsure about as our garage had a timber frame on that external wall.

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Trinity
Aug 07, 2011 10:20 pm
sarbear
sarbear
7 August 2011

Pioneer Air

Pioneer Air
NSW

Thanks. Judging by lack of responses on here and lack of any reviews we decided to pay the extra and go the Daikin. At least we know what we are getting with Daikin.

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sarbear
Aug 07, 2011 11:03 pm
rramesh
rramesh
7 August 2011

Security window grilles

Security window grilles
VIC

Anyone know where I can get colonial style window grilles in Melbourne's west? I see a lot of houses here in the west that have them Altona, Truganina, Hoppers crossing…

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rramesh
Aug 07, 2011 11:59 pm
carolh247
carolh247
8 August 2011

Peter Stannard Home Colour Scheme

Peter Stannard Home Colour Scheme
WA

Thankyou for you reply. Much appreciated.

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carolh247
Aug 08, 2011 10:04 am
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deb17
Aug 08, 2011 5:35 pm
ESB
ESB
8 August 2011

Building a Coral - Portsea in Hervey Bay - Boulder walls P7

Building a Coral - Portsea in Hervey Bay - Boulder walls P7
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

You've powered along there John and Marilyn! Those retaining walls look great and Pete will just drool when he sees the shed ... something he is trying ever so hard to…

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ESB
Aug 08, 2011 6:53 pm
ESB
chuffy
chuffy
9 August 2011

Those building in Perth Hills - siteworks

Those building in Perth Hills - siteworks
WA

Hi there, We are trying to get some info on siteworks in Bedfordale. Our builder is currently getting quotes but we are also looking into this ourselves so we have the…

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chuffy
Aug 09, 2011 12:08 am
chuffy
1sthome
1sthome
9 August 2011

Fly Screens - how much?

Fly Screens - how much?
NSW

Depends on what type they are. We spent $150 on 3 screens for new windows and a lot more on 1 sliding screen.

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1sthome
Aug 09, 2011 12:18 am
Ger1322
Ger1322
9 August 2011

Henley Starting build soon

Henley Starting build soon
VIC
1, 2

Trady cinic, why are you not happy? Id be interested to find out

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Ger1322
Aug 09, 2011 7:49 pm
PeteandSezza
PeteandSezza
10 August 2011

Bevnol Homes

Bevnol Homes

We just built with Bevnol Homes and they were fantastic. We were very happy with the whole process and would definately build with them again. We built the Shiraz and we…

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PeteandSezza
Aug 10, 2011 7:51 am
sra88
sra88
10 August 2011

New house warranty

New house warranty
VIC

Also I thought by law, it is implied that all newly build homes has a building warranty of 10 years even if the house has been sold several times during that period. Cheers, sra88

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sra88
Aug 10, 2011 1:00 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
10 August 2011

Fencing Questions

Fencing Questions
VIC

I have one side and my rear fence constructed prior to commencing building. Both my neighbours had moved in and could not wait for me to start/finish. To date I haven't…

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kdgirl
Aug 10, 2011 3:13 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
10 August 2011

Warranty of the building

Warranty of the building
VIC

Let me summarize (probably Victoria only): If builder died, disappeared or become bankrupt, you can claim on the builder’s…

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zeitgeber
Aug 10, 2011 4:53 pm
zeitgeber
Davesteph
Davesteph
10 August 2011

Our first BIG hiccup with building

Our first BIG hiccup with building
WA

Our preparation of plans does not have anything in writing about the level the window frame should finish at, just that there is two (it is a double sliding window)…

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Davesteph
Aug 10, 2011 5:29 pm


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