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tracey em
tracey em
12 January 2012

Flood zone / AHD levels/ it looks weird

Flood zone / AHD levels/ it looks weird
VIC

Thanks. Called the site supervisor who went to have a look. Found out they built up to FINISHED floor level. How lucky that I questioned it. They are going to fix it…

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tracey em
Jan 12, 2012 8:56 pm
nickahs
nickahs
13 January 2012

Building Blog-Hawkstowe-Simonds Coventry-Lockup Complete

Building Blog-Hawkstowe-Simonds Coventry-Lockup Complete
VIC
1, 2

Hi! Just a few doors down from you, we start building in January. Your house is looking great, love where the alfresco faces. We can't wait…

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nickahs
Jan 13, 2012 8:49 am
squirrel81
squirrel81
13 January 2012

casiana grove, cranbourne

casiana grove, cranbourne
VIC

Hi there, We're building in Stage 6 as well. Lemon Grove. Should hopefully be starting in a coupe of weeks. Things seem to be moving fast for everyone.

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squirrel81
Jan 13, 2012 12:06 pm
Pauankim
Pauankim
13 January 2012

Is this acceptable?

Is this acceptable?
VIC

hhmmmm wonder if the termite protection was extend along with the extra bit of slab? Wouldnt be impressed at all if it was my property :(

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Pauankim
Jan 13, 2012 3:12 pm
mimi23
mimi23
13 January 2012

H class slab costs

H class slab costs
VIC

Hi dedecambla, We are building a 45 square double story home with PD and were charged $8023 in site costs for a H class slab including extending the garage by 1.2m. mimi

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mimi23
Jan 13, 2012 5:16 pm
mimi23
AnnP
AnnP
14 January 2012

HIDDEN WATERS

HIDDEN WATERS
NSW
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Yes, all has gone quiet! Our neighbours, the lovely Trish, are in next door. And have probably caught us a couple of times trying to break in to our house hehehe. We…

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AnnP
Jan 14, 2012 8:10 am
kexkez
kexkez
15 January 2012

What exactly constitutes one house?

What exactly constitutes one house?
TAS

another reason why a shared laundry is a better idea is resale value. it will be a difficult sell anyway. I most cases these kinds of houses are built for…

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kexkez
Jan 15, 2012 2:55 pm
kexkez
DestinationTranmere
DestinationTranmere
15 January 2012

New home in the hills! (TAS)

New home in the hills! (TAS)
TAS
1, 2, 3, 4

You can make the living longer pretty easily

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DestinationTranmere
Jan 15, 2012 4:32 pm
caz_770
caz_770
15 January 2012

When to get house insurance?

When to get house insurance?
VIC

Yep, at handover. If you have construction finance, some financiers won't make the final progress payment until you provide them with evidence that you have the place…

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caz_770
Jan 15, 2012 5:35 pm
caz_770
kreekerau
kreekerau
15 January 2012

House and land packages in Carrum downs

House and land packages in Carrum downs
VIC

Hi all, finally found a question where I couldn't find the answer on this fantastic forum. I've been browsing it for months and have found it a great resource! I'm…

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kreekerau
Jan 15, 2012 7:09 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
15 January 2012

Buying Land - What checks do I need to do?

Buying Land - What checks do I need to do?
NSW

Check my answer in this thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=53515&p=819787#p819787

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zeitgeber
Jan 15, 2012 7:21 pm
zeitgeber
markymeh
markymeh
15 January 2012

Any recommendations of landscapers for timber decking?

Any recommendations of landscapers for timber decking?
VIC

Give Evolve Outdoors a call, they did a friends place and it looks amazing. We are building and will use them for sure. Website is something like timetogetdirty.com.au.…

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markymeh
Jan 15, 2012 10:28 pm
applesplats
applesplats
16 January 2012

anyone recommend good draughtsman from gold coast

anyone recommend good draughtsman from gold coast
QLD

hey hey, looking to build here in palm beach, gold coast. just wondering if anyone can recommend a good draughtsman/person? Have drawn up our own floor plans and…

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applesplats
Jan 16, 2012 8:50 am
bigboyberger
bigboyberger
16 January 2012

75mm frame- Is it good enough?

75mm frame- Is it good enough?
NSW

strange thing is, timber yards charge the same price for 70mm and 90mm pine. and the wholesale price is the same. not sure why they would spec down pine.. no cost advantage?

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bigboyberger
Jan 16, 2012 5:15 pm

in that link mrsrusty shared, here is a pic of a home with the sink at the back

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kiwi
Jan 17, 2012 7:29 am
kiwi
AE86
AE86
17 January 2012

No invoice for progress payments, construction continues

No invoice for progress payments, construction continues
VIC

rang our builder and they plain forgot to invoice us ....now we are getting an invoice ...damn i knew i shouldnt have mentioned anything!

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AE86
Jan 17, 2012 6:34 pm
deb17
deb17
17 January 2012

Eminence Estate at Doreen

Eminence Estate at Doreen
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Search is on for school site in Mernda, Doreen BY MEAGAN WEYMES 16 Jan, 2012 01:00 AM THE state government is looking to purchase a site for a new primary school in Mernda…

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deb17
Jan 17, 2012 8:41 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 January 2012

Is it ok for pipes coming up through the slab to be crooked?

Is it ok for pipes coming up through the slab to be crooked?
WA

Its the position of the pipes not the angle that counts unless they are really crooked.

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bashworth
Jan 18, 2012 4:20 am
bashworth
Mclaren
Mclaren
18 January 2012

How long to complete the 3 month maintenance??

How long to complete the 3 month maintenance??

I agree - you need to ramp it up. Phone the Building Operations Manager and tell him it has gone on too long and you are taking it further and get in touch with your…

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Mclaren
Jan 18, 2012 3:08 pm
Mclaren
djkiwi
djkiwi
18 January 2012

Williams Landing

Williams Landing
VIC

Hi all Can anybody reccommend a reputable builder that would do a small deck and cover?? Approx. 2m x 2.5m Our townhouse is only six months old, but we had issues with…

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djkiwi
Jan 18, 2012 3:54 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
18 January 2012

Communication

Communication
NSW

I am with a small / medium size builder. They only contact me if they want money (progress payment invoices). A site supervisor resigned and only found out 3 weeks later.…

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zeitgeber
Jan 18, 2012 4:36 pm
zeitgeber
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
18 January 2012

To build or not to build??

To build or not to build??
WA

the answers to your questions will depend alot on whereabouts in australia you are going to build, and of course the builder. as pp said, dont go by reviews....for every…

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GardenofNeedn-58
Jan 18, 2012 6:08 pm
Henderae
Henderae
18 January 2012

Independent soil test and contours test

Independent soil test and contours test
QLD

Thanks bashworth for the link - really appreciate it

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Henderae
Jan 18, 2012 7:50 pm
Alpal
Alpal
18 January 2012

Data cabling in fridge cavity - your thoughts?

Data cabling in fridge cavity - your thoughts?
VIC

Personally, I haven't bothered (and I have over 70 data points in my house). I can't see myself needing high bandwidth to the fridge. I think if…

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Alpal
Jan 18, 2012 10:17 pm
RuthiM
RuthiM
19 January 2012

Anyone building in Paperbark at The Ponds??

Anyone building in Paperbark at The Ponds??
NSW

Hi Everyone, Just wondering if there is anyone building in Paperbark at The Ponds?? We are currently at the contract signing stage...trying to decide on colours, bricks…

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RuthiM
Jan 18, 2012 11:20 pm
damian_d
damian_d
19 January 2012

security issues !!! Thief living in the Somerfield Estate!!

security issues !!! Thief living in the Somerfield Estate!!
VIC

kstubun, Are you on Stafford Street or Clarendon Street? This part of Somerfield is highly visible to people driving past along Perry Road and Greens Road and you get a…

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damian_d
Jan 19, 2012 9:23 am
monstar
monstar
19 January 2012

Building incentives

Building incentives
WA

Thanks guys for all the advise both for me and minxy. They are so relevant. We had heard from a few builder, Impression drafted a design, one off, for us. Reason is…

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monstar
Jan 19, 2012 10:08 am
March21
March21
19 January 2012

building dilemma

building dilemma
SA

More bad reviews are published than good reviews. However if you are going to Knock down and rebuild there is going to be a fair bit of…

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March21
Jan 19, 2012 1:40 pm
highwire
highwire
19 January 2012

Erindale Grove Stage 2 subdivision

Erindale Grove Stage 2 subdivision
WA

Hello everybody, Anyone bought a lot in Erindale Grove Stage 2 through Satterley homes. I've recently bought one. This subdivision had lots of controversies. ANyone aware…

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highwire
Jan 19, 2012 2:00 pm
lasttimehopefully
lasttimehopefully
19 January 2012

building in Settlers Run

building in Settlers Run
VIC

Hi my house is currently being built at lot 304 Maintop Ridge Its not hogsbristle but it might help the area around the front window is called Dulux Nile Clay the area…

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lasttimehopefully
Jan 19, 2012 4:29 pm
Trewman
Trewman
19 January 2012

Independent building inspectors

Independent building inspectors
WA

In that case definitly pay for the reports! My family is all local!

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Trewman
Jan 19, 2012 5:53 pm

Hi everyone, Like others we will endeavour to keep you up to date with the build of our milano, might help act as a guide for some wayward soul in the future! Our block…

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BeauBerman1
Jan 19, 2012 9:03 pm
BeauBerman1
jillnglynn
jillnglynn
19 January 2012

$$ of HITTING ROCK - Need URGENT Help/Advice/Info

$$ of HITTING ROCK - Need URGENT Help/Advice/Info
NSW

Hi there, we are building in Ashtonfield (Ashton Grove) and we hit rock when digging in our concrete piering (didnt go with a slab). Total extra cost was 2000 dollars.

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jillnglynn
Jan 19, 2012 9:18 pm
jillnglynn
Heytherek
Heytherek
20 January 2012

Builder changing solar panel placement

Builder changing solar panel placement
VIC

Thanks, had a good read of the information and it is very interesting. We are asking that they be moved so will see how we go. Cheers K

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Heytherek
Jan 20, 2012 7:29 am
dhoom
dhoom
20 January 2012

Anyone Else Building At 'Parkside' Tarneit?

Anyone Else Building At 'Parkside' Tarneit?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

thanks for the reply, but is there any other provider because I have checked only Telstra and iinet can provide internet connection on my street? any suggetion about…

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dhoom
Jan 20, 2012 3:30 pm
Casa2
Casa2
20 January 2012

consent for ceiling height

consent for ceiling height
VIC
1, 2, 3

Does you ceiling height exceed Council's requirements?

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Casa2
Jan 20, 2012 6:43 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
20 January 2012

Help re progress payments in building contract

Help re progress payments in building contract
NSW

Can you show us the percentages of your progress payments? We can then provide you with better info

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kdgirl
Jan 20, 2012 6:47 pm
dvestate
dvestate
21 January 2012

Agents Selling House & Land - Construction Commenced

Agents Selling House & Land - Construction Commenced
VIC

With the style of purchase you are suggesting most of the time you will get little to no say on colours, options etc. You will also need to be happy with the…

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dvestate
Jan 21, 2012 9:10 pm
megg
megg
22 January 2012

Antenna Instalation Cost

Antenna Instalation Cost
NSW

I ended up going with Melbourne TV Antennas company, they quoted over the phone, and came and installed my parent's new antenna, pole, splitter and two points in their…

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megg
Jan 22, 2012 8:21 am
megg
kexkez
kexkez
22 January 2012

Velouria's Build - Moved in pics

Velouria's Build - Moved in pics
WA
1 ... 37, 38, 39

well then V. we will all be waiting. was wondering how you were getting on.

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kexkez
Jan 22, 2012 11:43 am
kexkez
djayasi
djayasi
22 January 2012

McDonald Jones Homes and Brick selection

McDonald Jones Homes and Brick selection
NSW

Our bricks were selectred from PGH and they were at an additional cost as they were outside the standard range. From what I understand Austral…

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djayasi
Jan 22, 2012 1:30 pm
dvestate
dvestate
22 January 2012

Driveway

Driveway
NSW

Post up how you go I'll be building in the same council so good to know how you get around it

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dvestate
Jan 22, 2012 2:54 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
22 January 2012

Packing boxes free to good home

Packing boxes free to good home
VIC

I have some cardboard packing boxes that are available free to the first person who PM's me they want them. Must be able to pickup from SE suburbs Melbourne: I have…

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OurLindrum52
Jan 22, 2012 5:05 pm
dsulava
dsulava
23 January 2012

Monterey 993 Q3 kitchen and Living help

Monterey 993 Q3 kitchen and Living help
VIC

Thanks for all your input everyone! Very greatly appreciated!

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dsulava
Jan 23, 2012 12:01 am
B STAR
B STAR
23 January 2012

developers requirements - eaves

developers requirements - eaves
WA

the builder wouldnt have known this however their architects should have seen this when drawing up the house for there block. It the architects responsibility.

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B STAR
Jan 23, 2012 12:46 pm

when you get glazed bricks that what most of them look like. It the look of the brick. Your actual brick laying is good. The only way to win…

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zebbie
Jan 23, 2012 2:15 pm
BradS
BradS
23 January 2012

How many downlights do you have in your home?

How many downlights do you have in your home?
WA

AubinGroveFan, i would simply ask the builders sparky to put one batten light in each room. Make sure he puts it in the place that you would be putting a down light and…

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BradS
Jan 23, 2012 2:41 pm
mimi23
mimi23
23 January 2012

Conveyancer

Conveyancer
VIC

Our extended family has used Lyn at Black and White Conveyancing in Wantirna (9720-7825) about 8 times over the past 10 years and she is just fantastic. Location is not…

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mimi23
Jan 23, 2012 7:25 pm
mimi23
sionghua
sionghua
24 January 2012

Noise in the ceiling when turning on and off the water tap

Noise in the ceiling when turning on and off the water tap

I had plumber came over twice to put down some clips, it helps but can hear the noise. I was advised by the plumber that no water hammer arrester/air vent/air trap was…

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sionghua
Jan 24, 2012 8:19 am


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