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ybsubloc
ybsubloc
9 July 2011

Building with AV Jennings - Piazza250 Signature

Building with AV Jennings - Piazza250 Signature
NSW

I built with AVJennings Homes - A Nightmare experience. I have been motivated to setting up a web page which is still under development.

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ybsubloc
Jul 09, 2011 10:42 am
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
9 July 2011

Lis’ Santorini – DAH - We've moved in!

Lis’ Santorini – DAH - We've moved in!
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Congrats, Lis :) Oh, isn't that tiny hole in the cabinet for the dishwasher plug an absolute PITA?!?! It took us a couple of DAYS to get it installed, cos we were running…

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Oceanus2
Jul 09, 2011 2:21 pm
KAN
KAN
9 July 2011

Cost of Relaxation of Easement in the Sutherland Shire

Cost of Relaxation of Easement in the Sutherland Shire
NSW

Hi Sounds obvious, did you look at the councils website. Most councils will have a list of fees (normally pages and pages of them LOL) Good luck K

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KAN
Jul 09, 2011 4:25 pm
Muzz78
Muzz78
9 July 2011

Bushfire/Flood zone in The Ponds

Bushfire/Flood zone in The Ponds
NSW

Hi Just wondering if you ended up purchasing your land at Blackthorn 2?

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Muzz78
Jul 09, 2011 9:55 pm
Ariana82
Ariana82
9 July 2011

Infiniti - New Haven - Landscaping

Infiniti - New Haven - Landscaping
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

It's crazy to see how all of you have had your houses completed in the 16 months we have waited just for titles! We even swapped builders to dreamstart who have been…

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Ariana82
Jul 09, 2011 11:16 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
10 July 2011

New build in Harrisdale: can't get Internet?

New build in Harrisdale: can't get Internet?
WA

A lot of new estates aren't building the infastructure to get adsl etc. We live in a new estate and can't get it and the area we are building in doesn't have it either. We…

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Tamara1975
Jul 10, 2011 8:41 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
10 July 2011

Can we organise to have a power pit constructed ourselves???

Can we organise to have a power pit constructed ourselves???
VIC

If you live in vic you and call SP ausnet I did subdivision and used them

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pattycake4
Jul 10, 2011 4:10 pm
tinkster
tinkster
10 July 2011

Percentage increase including post contract variations

Percentage increase including post contract variations
NSW

Lol @ boson! We are probably at 60-70%, I'm not game to work it out!

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tinkster
Jul 10, 2011 11:15 pm
tinkster

Hi Guys just working out how to post up the pics of our lovely home and how well it is going. Here you go ::kiss::

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lowcocustomz
Jul 10, 2011 11:24 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
11 July 2011

Bricks selection

Bricks selection
NSW

I went out and viewed all 3 of these brands. For what was in our ranges of these, PGH had the best selection (colour, exposure grade, and look of brick) to choose from for…

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kdgirl
Jul 11, 2011 3:56 pm
slvl
slvl
11 July 2011

Site Costs with Allworth

Site Costs with Allworth
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Guys, Thanks for the loads of information. I have just got a land in The Ponds (13m frontage) and looking to build Concerto from Allworth. Today i paid $500 and asked…

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slvl
Jul 11, 2011 4:30 pm
Kishimojin
Kishimojin
11 July 2011

Any one building in Darley Victoria?

Any one building in Darley Victoria?
VIC

Hi Miry, Our site costs came in at just over $19K. $50,000 from AV Jennings does sound like a bit of joke.

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Kishimojin
Jul 11, 2011 5:09 pm
Kishimojin
alycemdunn
alycemdunn
11 July 2011

Building with Eden Brae - Questions

Building with Eden Brae - Questions
NSW

Rox.. Depends on where your land is at? If they have done the peg out etc.. If so should start pretty quickly after.. Our file went into contruction on May 11 and land was…

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alycemdunn
Jul 11, 2011 8:39 pm
ESB
ESB
11 July 2011

What is a monolithic raft style slab?

What is a monolithic raft style slab?
QLD

These days that description would get you a waffle pod slab. 20 years ago it would have got you a 100mm slab with localised thickening at the…

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ESB
Jul 11, 2011 9:25 pm
ESB
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
11 July 2011

Site costs on block of land with fall

Site costs on block of land with fall
VIC

We've been quoted just over $13k for site costs, but that also includes the brick walls for our walkout basement. Our block slopes 9m in total from front to rear, with…

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HomeAngels
Jul 11, 2011 10:49 pm
HomeAngels
Team PD
Team PD
12 July 2011

Porter Davis Baldwin VS Creswick

Porter Davis Baldwin VS Creswick
VIC

Dear All, Anyone experience with building with porter Davis for Baldwin or Creswick design ? Any input which one do you think is better in…

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Team PD
Jul 12, 2011 11:19 am
Team PD
handmick
handmick
12 July 2011

Can anyone recommend a fridge?

Can anyone recommend a fridge?
VIC

thanks Sue, I remember seeing Matt walker talking bout his along time ago. I'll do a search.

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handmick
Jul 12, 2011 12:02 pm
handmick
alt0160
alt0160
12 July 2011

idea options for the house

idea options for the house
VIC

It wont hurt to ask, you may be pleasently surprised. Our builder has allowed us to purchase and supply a number of things, one of which is a custom made cavity sliding…

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alt0160
Jul 12, 2011 1:04 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
12 July 2011

Rain Days - Mostly Internal Work Remaining

Rain Days - Mostly Internal Work Remaining

Yeah they can if it is too wet/muddy to get access to your house and also for tradies to run extension leads from generators/air compressors in utes/vans into your house…

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Phillshz
Jul 12, 2011 4:00 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
12 July 2011

INTERNET in Lyndarum Estate: Epping

INTERNET in Lyndarum Estate: Epping
VIC

Try checking out the Aurora/Lyndarum (Epping) thread - there is a lot of discussion in ISP's and internet in there.

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cmhamilton
Jul 12, 2011 4:05 pm
deb17
deb17
12 July 2011

Anyone built with Bentley Homes, Vic?

Anyone built with Bentley Homes, Vic?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Our SS came out today and fixed our shower screens, thank's Brad, the guy from the shower place couldn't do it properly, we really appreciate that sort of service, he is a…

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deb17
Jul 12, 2011 6:34 pm
tempura
tempura
12 July 2011

More solid slab when built in Winter - Post your thought !!!

More solid slab when built in Winter - Post your thought !!!

my 2 cents.... I agree with winter being the best time to pour a slab (1) Moisture in the air is higher , therefore less evaporation from the…

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tempura
Jul 12, 2011 7:16 pm
tempura
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
12 July 2011

Building in Aubin Grove, WA

Building in Aubin Grove, WA
WA

glad to hear that they have actually finished your build, but not that it took so long. now you can sit back and enjoy ur new home. ::lol::

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gabbybuild10
Jul 12, 2011 8:28 pm
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luvlee79
Jul 12, 2011 10:19 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
13 July 2011

Christmas Clause....need some help....feeling ripped off!

Christmas Clause....need some help....feeling ripped off!
VIC

Whoever you spoke to from the HIA is 100% wrong there - of course they have holiday close-down period which constitutes one of the "reasonable delays" they can factor…

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cmhamilton
Jul 13, 2011 9:39 am
alt0160
alt0160
13 July 2011

Help! Last minute colour selection crisis!!!

Help! Last minute colour selection crisis!!!
NSW

You could scan the black and white picture of the front elevation of your house and paint the colours you have chosen onto it, using paint/photoshop etc. I had to do that…

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alt0160
Jul 13, 2011 12:04 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 July 2011

wall oven stack - how high is microwave

wall oven stack - how high is microwave
WA

Hi CC, I suppose it depends on how tall you are?? I calculated mine out and our microwave will be at 1300mm as well. My wife is 5'3" and so any higher would have made…

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Eskay40
Jul 13, 2011 3:01 pm
Eskay40
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
13 July 2011

Paying a $$ Deposit at tender stage?

Paying a $$ Deposit at tender stage?
VIC

See http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17201

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zeitgeber
Jul 13, 2011 6:00 pm
zeitgeber
CC101
CC101
13 July 2011

BUILDING WITH REDINK_WE HAVE A PRESTART DATE!!! YIPPY!

BUILDING WITH REDINK_WE HAVE A PRESTART DATE!!! YIPPY!
WA

i went through builder for my kitchen cabinets. did not bother to get quote from outside.

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CC101
Jul 13, 2011 6:49 pm
zord
zord
13 July 2011

HELP anyone give dep with NBG 4 double storey b/w Feb-Mar?

HELP anyone give dep with NBG 4 double storey b/w Feb-Mar?
VIC

Hi, I am looking for anyone that paid their $1,000 initial dep with National Builders Group to build a double storey home? We paid in Dec and then took the extra charge…

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zord
Jul 13, 2011 10:45 pm
essilou
essilou
13 July 2011

Removal of spoil

Removal of spoil
NSW

Thanks for the replies everyone. We chose to cut slab by .514m and introduce 2 steps from hall onto garage floor. We were advised approx 130 tonnes will need to be…

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essilou
Jul 14, 2011 12:38 am
CA3105
CA3105
13 July 2011

Signing the Contract with Known future variations

Signing the Contract with Known future variations
VIC

Hi, this is a good thread. Almost the same case here. Our builder informed us that the building permit has been approved. We have signed…

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CA3105
Jul 14, 2011 12:59 am
audicieux1
audicieux1
14 July 2011

Habitat Consultants?

Habitat Consultants?
VIC

Good to hear those. All more or less positive feedbacks it seems. A friend commented that their knowledge can be quite limited depending on the consultant assigned.…

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audicieux1
Jul 14, 2011 1:36 am
seanr53
seanr53
14 July 2011

Building at McCauley's, Thirroul, NSW - Site Costs Headache

Building at McCauley's, Thirroul, NSW - Site Costs Headache
NSW

Hello all, Over the past couple of months, we have been searching for a house design for our block of land. We found a design from a major builder, and was enticed to…

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seanr53
Jul 14, 2011 9:37 am
B STAR
B STAR
14 July 2011

Finished floor level -need to sign DA amendment application?

Finished floor level -need to sign DA amendment application?

increased heights in windows is to cut down cost. If you have eves this will prevent the need for treatment above the windows. So no need for infills in some cases.

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B STAR
Jul 14, 2011 10:30 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
14 July 2011

Extending a single storey to a double possible?

Extending a single storey to a double possible?
VIC

Before we build our current home we were considering doing this to our original home. We had the plans drawn up and all the engineering done, we were adding a master…

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fairy blue
Jul 14, 2011 3:07 pm
fairy blue
sbryzak
sbryzak
14 July 2011

Sound proofing across newly built gyprock walls

Sound proofing across newly built gyprock walls
NSW

I'm pretty sure that to have any effective result you're going to have to remove and re-plaster one side of that wall. I would install rockwool batts such as Bradford…

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sbryzak
Jul 14, 2011 4:13 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 July 2011

Andrea & Rathan's Atlantique adventure!

Andrea & Rathan's Atlantique adventure!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow that was worth the wait - love the deck at the front, and the front of your house looks so neat and tidy - love it.

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Mclaren
Jul 14, 2011 4:42 pm
Mclaren
d@n
d@n
14 July 2011

External Color scheme for tropical living

External Color scheme for tropical living
QLD

Try posting a pic of your front elevation. Helps to piece where the colours go.

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d@n
Jul 14, 2011 5:41 pm
CC101
CC101
14 July 2011

solar electric panels after 1 July in WA

solar electric panels after 1 July in WA
WA

someone said that in Western Australia, with 1.5kw solar electric panels, can not save more than approx $1.50 a day that too on a sunny day.

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CC101
Jul 14, 2011 10:56 pm
kashi
kashi
14 July 2011

Dual Occupany Town House @Springvale Rd - FORMULA HOMES

Dual Occupany Town House @Springvale Rd - FORMULA HOMES
VIC
1, 2

Hi Venice, It is in Lock up stage - payment done for lock up. Heard Formula Homes will be taken over by big builder ??? - will come to know in the next week or so

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kashi
Jul 14, 2011 11:18 pm
Leona
Leona
15 July 2011

size of reversing bay for rear battle axe block

size of reversing bay for rear battle axe block
WA

We also are in Perth and building a battleaxe, our plans are in my thread in my signature!!

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Leona
Jul 15, 2011 1:41 am
Sware
Sware
15 July 2011

Anyone Building or built The Retreat Vogue with Plantation?

Anyone Building or built The Retreat Vogue with Plantation?
QLD

Hi All, My Husband and I have just sold and have taken the leap to build out first house :o We have choosen the Retreat Vougue from Plantation as we really like the…

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Sware
Jul 15, 2011 11:12 am
equineaffair
equineaffair
15 July 2011

What is a work permit?

What is a work permit?
NSW

there are lots of people on this forum that have done knock downs that should be able to help you

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equineaffair
Jul 15, 2011 6:57 pm
equineaffair
cinder
cinder
15 July 2011

Greater Melbourne Homes

Greater Melbourne Homes
VIC

Thanks CiNnY. Have crossed them off the list!

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cinder
Jul 15, 2011 7:17 pm
cinder
nrh157
nrh157
15 July 2011

The New Rouse Hill - Community Levies

The New Rouse Hill - Community Levies
NSW

Hi outwest, Not sure when the levies start, we haven't officially been notified of anything. Driveway was part of build package so that's in. Used Steve Hood for fencing,…

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nrh157
Jul 15, 2011 11:02 pm
nrh157
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 July 2011

Mandatory 5 star energy rating confusion

Mandatory 5 star energy rating confusion
QLD
1, 2

Actually double glazing with Low-E is very beneficial in Brisbane, as is tinting. Low-E will keep out 80% of the solar heat gain, and though many…

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ECOECO
Jul 16, 2011 10:14 am
ECOECO
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
16 July 2011

After Handover Photos (issue with termite&miscellaneous)

After Handover Photos (issue with termite&miscellaneous)
VIC

Hi JazzyJess, I've posted the tiles question in a separate post, for quicker response…

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JazzyJess
Jul 16, 2011 3:19 pm


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