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as8401
as8401
1 July 2011

Building new home in Macquarie Links Estate

Building new home in Macquarie Links Estate
NSW

Hi I would like to know your experiences of building homes in Macquarie Links Estate. Not sure if there is already a thread existed in this forum. Will appreciate if I…

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as8401
Jul 01, 2011 12:41 pm
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TinaG
Jul 01, 2011 1:29 pm
buckleysg
buckleysg
1 July 2011

Builder Contract Penalties

Builder Contract Penalties
VIC

Hi Mimi, It is a standard HIA Contract for new Homes (Victoria). Got a quote from the lawyer, said it would cost $350…

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buckleysg
Jul 01, 2011 4:20 pm
darrell81
darrell81
1 July 2011

darrells house build

darrells house build
QLD
1, 2

had a final inspection walkthrough this morning and have been given next friday for handover.just a few defects to finish and wire ballustrading.will post finshed pics up next week

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darrell81
Jul 01, 2011 6:12 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
2 July 2011

Building a double storey house @ Roof Stage

Building a double storey house @ Roof Stage
WA

Coudn't tell you that as we're only up to fixing :) But so far it's been 5 months

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Twiggy
Jul 02, 2011 6:23 am
Twiggy
mimi23
mimi23
2 July 2011

Colorbond roof with Homestead Tan

Colorbond roof with Homestead Tan
VIC

Usually a Colorbond roof is an upgrade of at least $3k or more depending on the size of your home. I love love love the look of Colorbond... ::kiss:: but, I hate the sound of…

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mimi23
Jul 02, 2011 6:38 am
mimi23
taki
taki
2 July 2011

how much should concrete piering cost

how much should concrete piering cost
NSW

Our builder charges $80 per linear meter. Check you contract, the price per lm might be there.

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taki
Jul 02, 2011 1:43 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
2 July 2011

Solar Hot Water heating

Solar Hot Water heating
WA

We are on bottled gas and have a solar hot water system that is gas boosted. In the old house we had to change the gas over roughly every 6 weeks, moved into this house…

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Rizzo
Jul 02, 2011 5:22 pm
dannyk
dannyk
2 July 2011

Imperial - Aveley (The Vale) - Affordable Living

Imperial - Aveley (The Vale) - Affordable Living
WA

Hey Karisse, Yeah it does look small when the bricks are up. You will not believe the difference it makes when the plastering is done. So much lighter and so much roomier.…

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dannyk
Jul 02, 2011 7:46 pm
Chelly1
Chelly1
2 July 2011

Wanting to build with gj Gardner homes the fitzroy

Wanting to build with gj Gardner homes the fitzroy
NSW

Thanks very much Jem and Katrina both your plans are a huge help. I wish I there was a display of the fitzroy in Sydney as there is one in Tasmania I'm wondering if it's a…

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Chelly1
Jul 02, 2011 8:33 pm
Bam
Bam
2 July 2011

Soil test Mernda Village estate South Village.

Soil test Mernda Village estate South Village.
VIC

You might want to post this in the Doreen/Mernda thread in General Discussion as well? :)

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Bam
Jul 02, 2011 9:55 pm
Bam
MmmmBalf
MmmmBalf
2 July 2011

Just bought a block in Kimberley Downs Estate (Vic)

Just bought a block in Kimberley Downs Estate (Vic)
VIC

Hi all, 1st post, but been lurking for a long time. My wife & I have finally made a decision, and just put a holding deposit on a block in Kimberley Downs Estate, Narre…

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MmmmBalf
Jul 02, 2011 10:26 pm
MmmmBalf
buzz
buzz
2 July 2011

Calling all people with Raintanks,i need help PLEASEEEEES!!!

Calling all people with Raintanks,i need help PLEASEEEEES!!!
WA

Thanks ka, me too! PGH sorbetto, many people thought we must be rendering when they saw them... are you kidding, and cover up their glorious beauty!##$%$$????? Yes, I do…

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buzz
Jul 02, 2011 11:03 pm
buzz
CA3105
CA3105
3 July 2011

Brick Crossovers

Brick Crossovers
WA

$2500 sounds a bit hefty, but as it's a provisional sum it will be fixed later and I would assume you should get a reasonable amount back for it. The cost would most…

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CA3105
Jul 03, 2011 3:12 am
Zarli
Zarli
3 July 2011

The positive thread, Perth WA!

The positive thread, Perth WA!
WA

My favourite part of my build was being handed the keys and never having to deal with my CCA again :lol: That positive enough for ya? :D But in regards to the Ellenbrook…

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Zarli
Jul 03, 2011 3:35 pm
Zarli
Lex
Lex
3 July 2011

handles for stained front door

handles for stained front door
WA

Hi CC, They've been installed for more than a year now. Haven't noticed any changes so far ... still good ... :D

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Lex
Jul 03, 2011 6:46 pm
Lex
Tillie
Tillie
4 July 2011

A*J C@ventry 33 - Carpet laid updated pics 02/03

A*J C@ventry 33 - Carpet laid updated pics 02/03
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Wow, cannot believe how time has flown since I last added to this thread :shock: :shock: :shock: I shall be sure to add some new pics soon with the gardens and pergola and stuck to my…

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Tillie
Jul 04, 2011 6:21 am
Lee75
Lee75
4 July 2011

Part of kitchen cupboard missing - 3 month maintenance?

Part of kitchen cupboard missing - 3 month maintenance?

Thanks so much for your responses. have sent an email so we will see what happens. Thanks :-)

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Lee75
Jul 04, 2011 3:25 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
4 July 2011

Our little home....

Our little home....
VIC

You have to load your picture to photobucket and then you click on the picture and a box will appear - choose the IMG code - when you click in that box it should say…

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Mclaren
Jul 04, 2011 5:13 pm
Mclaren
Flatlined
Flatlined
4 July 2011

CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN

CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN
VIC

I think that would be the same for most builders. They may not…

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Flatlined
Jul 04, 2011 10:16 pm
Flatlined
agent123
agent123
4 July 2011

Hopefully building a new home in Perth soon

Hopefully building a new home in Perth soon
WA

Hi Agent123, We have spoken to our Supervisor and he assures us that it will not be a problem. Apparently the plumber has to install a pan…

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agent123
Jul 04, 2011 10:45 pm
jayzee2011
jayzee2011
5 July 2011

Builder Reviews - Perth WA

Builder Reviews - Perth WA
WA
1 ... 44, 45, 46

Hi, can someone help urgently please! I have been charged 25,000 for site costs while the soil class is S according to the developer. The Engineer detail is C3 but…

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jayzee2011
Jul 05, 2011 1:27 am
builda
builda
5 July 2011

Builders Home Warranty insurance issues

Builders Home Warranty insurance issues
VIC

The issue in Victoria and NSW at the moment is that it is all up to the Home Owner to protect themselves and fight their own battles. This is because the Warranty…

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builda
Jul 05, 2011 11:27 am
builda
Mclaren
Mclaren
5 July 2011

Independant Building Inspectors - how did you source?

Independant Building Inspectors - how did you source?
NSW

I saw someone's thread on H1 and made contact with them but for some reason they were not available and directed me to make inquiries with the Association of Building…

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Mclaren
Jul 05, 2011 2:46 pm
Mclaren
B STAR
B STAR
5 July 2011

DISPENSATION REPORT

DISPENSATION REPORT

I would be querying why the report is so expensive. How many hours they spent on it too.

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B STAR
Jul 05, 2011 2:46 pm
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
5 July 2011

Looking for network cabler in Brisbane - any recommendations

Looking for network cabler in Brisbane - any recommendations
QLD

This should probably be posted in the Home Theatre & Automation subforum. There are data cablers in there. Not sure if any are in Bris, but some might be able to point you…

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rockabilly_kid
Jul 05, 2011 3:30 pm
rockabilly_kid
pattycake4
pattycake4
5 July 2011

Vinyl Floor Plank Installation - bumpy and not happy!

Vinyl Floor Plank Installation - bumpy and not happy!

I to am having Vinyl planks,have asked my builder to make slab as level and smooth as possible.Imo the buck stops with installer,they know how vinyl shows imperfections…

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pattycake4
Jul 05, 2011 3:45 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
5 July 2011

Final Progress Payment - House is not finished?? Do we Pay?

Final Progress Payment - House is not finished?? Do we Pay?
WA

MEM-put it in writing as to why you are with holding the payment. That way it puts it on a more official footing-especially if you are already 6 weeks over!

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Deemaree
Jul 05, 2011 6:14 pm
Deemaree
gelatiii
gelatiii
5 July 2011

Cost of water filter in kitchen sink

Cost of water filter in kitchen sink

Ok. got a quote from builder to install the filter, nearly $500. Yeah right.

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gelatiii
Jul 05, 2011 6:15 pm
bobbie
bobbie
5 July 2011

Common practice after independent inspection

Common practice after independent inspection
VIC

Sounds similar to what's happened to me. I brought a PI to my Practical Completion Inspection which made my SS reschedule it. (So that he won't have to face my PI) He…

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bobbie
Jul 05, 2011 8:45 pm
bobbie
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
5 July 2011

Coral Homes - stradbroke 279

Coral Homes - stradbroke 279
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Ant and Shannon. How'sit all going?? I have a question for you. Was your cooker easy to move when you pit down the flooring underneath? It just occured to me that the…

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Tamara1975
Jul 05, 2011 9:08 pm
Flatlined
Flatlined
5 July 2011

Downsides of not having Wall and Celing Trim?

Downsides of not having Wall and Celing Trim?
VIC

I don't think there's much difference as far as cracks being more noticeable. If anything cornice would probably show more cracks over time than square set. Cornice tends…

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Flatlined
Jul 05, 2011 9:32 pm
Flatlined
building bug
building bug
6 July 2011

Fernyhouse HAS finished laying turf with pics

Fernyhouse HAS finished laying turf with pics
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Your turf looks great!!! I have been lazy updating :( I need to add pics lol

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building bug
Jul 06, 2011 1:55 am
kiwi
kiwi
6 July 2011

Ventilating a walk in wardrobe

Ventilating a walk in wardrobe
NSW

quack quack!!! I think a whirly would be good, cos then you arent just hoping air will flow in quack............

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kiwi
Jul 06, 2011 9:33 am
kiwi

Contract - Charge on Land

Contract - Charge on Land
1, 2

My contract booklet has a document called Charge on Land, which apparently gives the builder a sort of mortgage on my block until their invoices/…

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J G King Management
Jul 06, 2011 10:46 am

Temporary fencing - is it a legal requirement?

Temporary fencing - is it a legal requirement?

Hi All, I'm Aware this is an old thread However I just want to put the knowledge out there that is Council Law across Victoria to have temporary fencing in place while…

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ANAJAK TEMP FENCE
Jul 06, 2011 6:21 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
6 July 2011

Off centre front door and other issues help

Off centre front door and other issues help

Ok, thanks for the feedback. However, they say they won't be stopping construction and will be continuing with the sheet on Monday. Sadly this is a builder where you…

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gelatiii
Jul 06, 2011 6:33 pm
darrell81
darrell81
6 July 2011

darrells house build [so nearly finished]

darrells house build [so nearly finished]
QLD

thanks chippy.no the builder did all the fixout and did a pretty good job as well.i added a few niches and cutouts in the internal walls which the builder didnt…

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darrell81
Jul 06, 2011 7:27 pm
Thalian72
Thalian72
6 July 2011

Can council demand extra set-back on corner block?

Can council demand extra set-back on corner block?
SA

The argument that houses don't always have doors directly facing the street on non-corner blocks is irrelevant because the access to the front…

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Thalian72
Jul 07, 2011 12:21 am
sij
sij
6 July 2011

The Hammond Park SRK-NK Home

The Hammond Park SRK-NK Home
WA

More Take Less Give Just started dealing with NAB mobile banker she says all land and construction pre approved. Get land settled for a price then a few weeks later went…

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sij
Jul 07, 2011 12:47 am
lina7604
lina7604
7 July 2011

L shape bench top with waterfall

L shape bench top with waterfall
VIC

Hope this helps. I have cropped the pic and made it bigger (I think). The join goes from the corner at the back to the front of the bench.…

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lina7604
Jul 07, 2011 2:06 am
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
7 July 2011

We are Moved In and unpacked: Almost in a month!

We are Moved In and unpacked: Almost in a month!
1, 2, 3, 4

Still in ♥ with that stone, wish it wouldn't clash with my floors!

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MrsGreen
Jul 07, 2011 10:56 am
MrsGreen

Building The Zesk 003 with Urban Edge

Building The Zesk 003 with Urban Edge
VIC

our base price on the Uber was $204,300 with upgrades $244,000 then colors up another $3600 we haven't done electrical yet but I'm expecting it to be another $2000 so…

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lasttimehopefully
Jul 07, 2011 3:54 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
7 July 2011

Footings Variation

Footings Variation
SA

It's a real bugbear when developers try to sneak one past customers and builders on developments in which the regional geology/topography is essentially a flood plain and…

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cmhamilton
Jul 07, 2011 6:40 pm
avion
avion
7 July 2011

Best value two storey building method with a custom design ?

Best value two storey building method with a custom design ?
WA

Averna homes do some beautiful stuff and might suit your brief. We were very close to signing with them, but due to finances ended up with with a large project builder…

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avion
Jul 07, 2011 11:25 pm
avion
building1
building1
8 July 2011

Austral Chestnut Bricks!!

Austral Chestnut Bricks!!
VIC

Hi everyone, We just chose Homestead Tan with our builder, M. I have taken a picture of the bricks at the Lynbrook display centre (Vic) see…

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building1
Jul 08, 2011 10:35 am
Bam
Bam
8 July 2011

Austral Homestead Tan (New Range)

Austral Homestead Tan (New Range)
VIC

Aaaahhhh our Austral debarkle comes up all over again ::hyst:: We put aside 15000 bricks with Austral so that we could build our home. Unbeknown to us, they didnt have any more…

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Bam
Jul 08, 2011 3:21 pm
Bam
orangepool
orangepool
8 July 2011

HELP!fencing panels taken by the rubbish removalists!

HELP!fencing panels taken by the rubbish removalists!

It's the builder's responsibility The contractors the builder hired took down the panels, other contractors the builder hired took them away…

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orangepool
Jul 08, 2011 3:56 pm


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