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theanonyuser
Aug 03, 2011 10:44 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 2:17 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 4:10 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 5:00 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 10:40 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 10:49 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 8:55 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 11:00 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 12:08 pm
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 3:38 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 9:07 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 9:51 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 11:01 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 11:23 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 1:44 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 5:11 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 4:41 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 9:52 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 11:20 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 08, 2011 12:03 am
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 08, 2011 12:59 am
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 11:04 am
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deb17
Aug 08, 2011 6:35 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 7:53 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 1:08 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 1:18 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 8:49 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 8:51 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 2:00 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 4:13 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 5:53 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 6:29 pm
BJC
BJC
10 August 2011

My House plans, Urban Edge or JG king?

My House plans, Urban Edge or JG king?
VIC

Thats my thread that was mentioned above. PM me if you have any questions but we are cruising along ATM.

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BJC
Aug 10, 2011 8:32 pm
BJC
wertmezer
wertmezer
11 August 2011

Building @ Cranbourne East FINTO- Last pictures, Last Post

Building @ Cranbourne East FINTO- Last pictures, Last Post
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Awesome.. New pics look great!! Good luck with the rest of the garden!!

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wertmezer
Aug 11, 2011 9:33 am
boiselfish
boiselfish
11 August 2011

HELP!!! BRICKS - BORAL MIST ANYONE?

HELP!!! BRICKS - BORAL MIST ANYONE?
VIC

Hi Msjones, we chose boral grey mist - don't expect the finish product to look like the display board! we are quite disappointed with the…

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boiselfish
Aug 11, 2011 9:57 am
Novo
Novo
11 August 2011

Air conditioning - would you be happy with this?

Air conditioning - would you be happy with this?
NSW

Thanks guys. KAN based on those calculations the air conditioner we are being offered is fine ::wink:: Cheers

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Novo
Aug 11, 2011 10:03 am
ninjawog
ninjawog
11 August 2011

"Premium" project builders

"Premium" project builders
NSW

Hi Shaezy, Just came across a couple of your posts while scouring this forum (WHICH I THINK IS AWESOME WITH THE AMOUNT OF INFO IT HAS) and realised that youre in the same…

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ninjawog
Aug 11, 2011 11:49 am
EagleStrike
EagleStrike
12 August 2011

PL Building House with Goodlife Homes

PL Building House with Goodlife Homes
WA

Hi PLHOME, My parents has build their home in Quattro Queens Park with Good Life Homes. They are a pretty good builder being part of a group of Gemmill Homes. I think…

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EagleStrike
Aug 12, 2011 8:48 am
xanthrope
xanthrope
12 August 2011

Kenick Constructions, Cairns

Kenick Constructions, Cairns
QLD

Thanks for that Oliverbeer. At the moment I need to get back to Broome and fix up some plummbing in our investment property there - talk about expenses. I have since sold…

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xanthrope
Aug 12, 2011 6:21 pm
xanthrope
dave_m
dave_m
12 August 2011

Changes on plans from Allworth

Changes on plans from Allworth
NSW

You will get an updated quote but the tender period is still from the deposit.

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dave_m
Aug 12, 2011 10:26 pm
lirpa1
lirpa1
13 August 2011

2 storey on a narrow lot in Perth

2 storey on a narrow lot in Perth
WA
1, 2

Sounds exciting! Good luck with it all! I know what you mean by Ellenbrook, I remeber 5 years ago it seemed so nice! and clean, and quiet - now its full of riff raff! I…

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lirpa1
Aug 13, 2011 2:29 am
J&K
J&K
13 August 2011

Chipped Ceasar stone

Chipped Ceasar stone

Don't accept it unless you get a full credit back for the cost of your upgrade. As said before you paid for brand new, not repaired. We neve picked up on a few bathroom…

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J&K
Aug 13, 2011 9:19 am
J&K
*MrsG*
*MrsG*
13 August 2011

downpipes - made to look like wood

downpipes - made to look like wood
QLD

They are currently developing colorbond vinyl overlays that make steel posts look like wooden posts. Great for verandas, pergolas, gates, etc. Virtually weightless, and…

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*MrsG*
Aug 13, 2011 9:38 am
walton
walton
13 August 2011

Eden Brae Plans

Eden Brae Plans
NSW

We got rid of our double-entry master b/room doors. If you did the same, you could make your WIR deeper. You'll find EB's robes are pretty…

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walton
Aug 13, 2011 12:25 pm
JamesAndStacey
JamesAndStacey
13 August 2011

Has anyone built with Metric@n Homes on the Sunshine Coast?

Has anyone built with Metric@n Homes on the Sunshine Coast?
QLD

Can you tell me what they were like? Does anyone know how many homes they build on the Sunshine Coast each year?

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JamesAndStacey
Aug 13, 2011 12:56 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
13 August 2011

Fence question

Fence question

Looks like they didn't even put in the right fence. It's supposed to be a lapped and capped fence as per L&D conditions. In our contract we paid for lapped fencing.

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gelatiii
Aug 13, 2011 2:18 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
13 August 2011

How do builders make so many mistakes?

How do builders make so many mistakes?
VIC

Hi Everyone, If your build is progressing along, & the builder regularly has tradies on site, and you're wondering if the correct things…

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gelatiii
Aug 13, 2011 2:48 pm


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