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Kayles
Kayles
7 April 2011

Hotondo - Ocean Grove

Hotondo - Ocean Grove
VIC

We are building in the High View Estate with Nick. We are at bricking stage not far off lock up.

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Kayles
Apr 07, 2011 8:36 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 April 2011

Is it me, or my builder?

Is it me, or my builder?

Some things are the builder. I have certainly not had any problems with getting sizes wrong. One thing that is fairly common to a lot of builders is ordinary bricklaying…

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bashworth
Apr 07, 2011 8:47 pm
bashworth
vocalistv
vocalistv
7 April 2011

Possible?

Possible?

HI There we are also building with Hallbury and a vaucluse.. where are you building? I have been a little disapointed that the last month has had little to no work on my…

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vocalistv
Apr 07, 2011 9:43 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
8 April 2011

How long for each stage (fixing/lock up)?

How long for each stage (fixing/lock up)?
VIC

Ok ours went like this: May 11th - Site start May 22nd - Base Stage June 2nd - Framing June 26th - Lock up July 16th - Fixing Sept 15th - PCI Sept 23rd - Handover Hope it helps.

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CiNnY
Apr 08, 2011 11:45 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
8 April 2011

Urgent Advise Needed: Stacker Door (Signing today!)

Urgent Advise Needed: Stacker Door (Signing today!)
WA

Looks the same as ours! It is a 3 panel door so 2 panels slide back making it 2/3 open.

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CiNnY
Apr 08, 2011 1:05 pm
jaykkay
jaykkay
8 April 2011

Site Start Dates

Site Start Dates
VIC

We received a copy of our building permit which was dated 15th March, our builder now says that he will start between 19/4 - 3/5. According to our contract it states…

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jaykkay
Apr 08, 2011 2:28 pm
RitK11
RitK11
8 April 2011

Anyone building a double storey house???

Anyone building a double storey house???
WA

I am now posting all my updates and pictures on (Anyone building with Lifestyle Homes???) Ritk11

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RitK11
Apr 08, 2011 4:01 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
8 April 2011

Solar design

Solar design
QLD

Yep steel roof.

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xBeanie
Apr 08, 2011 6:30 pm
hails
hails
8 April 2011

phone lines in devonia park pakenham

phone lines in devonia park pakenham
VIC

Hi there everyone in Devonia park lakeside pakenham I have just moved in and am having trouble getting a landline phone connected. Everyone is telling me that they are not…

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hails
Apr 08, 2011 6:58 pm
chook07
chook07
8 April 2011

My soil test result came back

My soil test result came back
QLD

Banks have tightened up in a lot of areas now. I think in the past they have lended and people have said they will do their own this and that and a few years later they…

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chook07
Apr 08, 2011 9:47 pm
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d@n
Apr 09, 2011 9:50 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
9 April 2011

Watch your Build from the Air! (Now Geelong & Meningie)

Watch your Build from the Air! (Now Geelong & Meningie)
1, 2, 3

Ours was last updated in Jan 2010. All to be seen is a house in…

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fairy blue
Apr 09, 2011 11:26 am
fairy blue
disturboed
disturboed
9 April 2011

Building Cardinal from Eagle Home - Goulburn NSW

Building Cardinal from Eagle Home - Goulburn NSW
NSW

Or are we? :D We got a block of land in the Stage 2 release of Belmore Estate. Anyhoo to cut a long story short, we picked the Cardinal design from Eagle homes as it's a…

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disturboed
Apr 09, 2011 9:43 pm
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mattwalker
Apr 20, 2011 10:54 am
mattwalker
darrell81
darrell81
10 April 2011

Will rain damage plasterboard & insulation

Will rain damage plasterboard & insulation

yes it will damage the boards,when insulation gets wet and dries out it stinks too so i,d get it all covered before the rains come

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darrell81
Apr 10, 2011 10:19 am
brom
brom
10 April 2011

Need recomendations - builder Melb (Outer) Eastern Suburbs

Need recomendations - builder Melb (Outer) Eastern Suburbs
VIC

Hi everyone, So we're discovering a few things about our block and the large volume builders that are completely blowing our budget. We're now looking at finding an…

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brom
Apr 10, 2011 2:45 pm
zigby
zigby
10 April 2011

View Point Estate - Bass Hill

View Point Estate - Bass Hill
NSW

Can anyone recommend a company who installs blinds and shutters? Also, has anyone installed PVC shutters, Can you tell me if they are worth the money? Thanks

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zigby
Apr 10, 2011 5:03 pm
CC101
CC101
11 April 2011

RedInk Custom5000 - with latest snaps..

RedInk Custom5000 - with latest snaps..
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

hi Aussie - have u got the keys or not yet? do u know if mitering to tiling is standard or do we have to pay extra for that. i noticed on forum that with most of the…

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CC101
Apr 11, 2011 12:48 am
rap53
rap53
11 April 2011

cost of home construction

cost of home construction
QLD

IF you are talking about a high quality, architect designed home, the starting cost would be around $2200/m2. Architect fees, for a full service will be about 5-10% of…

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rap53
Apr 11, 2011 7:34 am
RobT
RobT
11 April 2011

HIA Contract & allowances: how to handle?

HIA Contract & allowances: how to handle?
NSW

Our builder uses the std HIA contract. The are certain allowances associated with building an extra level under the house that are additioinal to the Base Price. I'm…

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RobT
Apr 11, 2011 9:24 am

As bel suggested, put the ensuite in the study area, and you have the rest of the space for the WIR, a sliding door to close off the WIR, no weird space behind the bedroom…

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valleygirl23
Apr 11, 2011 10:57 am

I think both look fine together. Mocha Nile…

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d@n
Apr 11, 2011 12:23 pm
Jesterarts
Jesterarts
11 April 2011

The Hunt Club - Titling

The Hunt Club - Titling
VIC

Hey, This thread is going to be a semi vent/semi "need some information" thread. We are building... err... TRYING to build at the Hunt Club in stage 79. When we…

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Jesterarts
Apr 11, 2011 12:39 pm
Team PD
Team PD
11 April 2011

Eaves: 450mm or 600mm ?

Eaves: 450mm or 600mm ?
VIC

Hi Andrewli, I understand you're concerned with some issues with your Eaves & Windows in your Camberwell 26. I'm sorry to hear that you're still awaiting a response from…

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Team PD
Apr 11, 2011 1:04 pm
Team PD
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buildmeadream
Apr 11, 2011 4:15 pm
Kiwi_Deb
Kiwi_Deb
11 April 2011

Newbies building Hawthorn 29

Newbies building Hawthorn 29
NSW

Thanks Patty Cake, I have been looking at this site for a while and everyone always seems so helpful! We went to look at bricks on the weekend and got totally confused!…

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Kiwi_Deb
Apr 11, 2011 4:50 pm
Benny J
Benny J
11 April 2011

Finally....our first family home - 3 WEEKS TO GO!!!

Finally....our first family home - 3 WEEKS TO GO!!!
QLD

Went over today and the back and front patio has been tiled :z: ...pics will be up soon. All the skirting has now been finished and the painter is going in tomorrow.…

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Benny J
Apr 11, 2011 5:59 pm
Benny J
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
11 April 2011

my first post - building H3nley Wiltshire Vogue Q1

my first post - building H3nley Wiltshire Vogue Q1
VIC

Hi Freidy.. I like your colour choices...they match ours a lot.. :D ::wink:: . Our kitchen colours are the same. We just took a darker benchtop. Would be great to see more update…

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Madison27AA
Apr 11, 2011 10:32 pm
go_west
go_west
12 April 2011

Adding extension to roof truss - as builder missed eaves

Adding extension to roof truss - as builder missed eaves
VIC

Thank you, I was not sure whether this was something that can be done; as everywhere I have seen the roof truss is a single strong timber. At least nice to know that this…

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go_west
Apr 12, 2011 9:12 am
Stormy
Stormy
12 April 2011

Gap between bricks

Gap between bricks
NSW

...and if you look below the left side of your sliding door, there is one there too! They will fill it eventually with a putty/silicone type stuff that will blend in with…

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Stormy
Apr 12, 2011 11:22 am
Stormy
deb17
deb17
12 April 2011

Facade Render - Colourbond Paperbark or Koscuisko Pebble

Facade Render - Colourbond Paperbark or Koscuisko Pebble
SA

i chose Hawthorn Austral Bricks... and my garage is the same, paperbark along with all windows. So, i have dark coloured bricks contrasting with…

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deb17
Apr 12, 2011 11:51 am
Perthie
Perthie
12 April 2011

Building on narrow lot in Perth

Building on narrow lot in Perth
WA

Thanks for the tip Echo. I'll check out that design We are liking the Rubix from them but will have to get it trimmed. Block is 13m wide with a 2m setback on one side We…

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Perthie
Apr 12, 2011 1:20 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
12 April 2011

Retaining wall!

Retaining wall!
VIC

Hi every one, Thanks so much for your thoughts & chris & Kate for your break up. Helps me to understand :-) Outcome is..... Builder called & said I'll still be paying 17k!…

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mel_mox
Apr 12, 2011 8:08 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
12 April 2011

Quotes for driveway, landscaping etc before house is built?

Quotes for driveway, landscaping etc before house is built?
VIC

Thanks for that, you both give me hope. Tamara, did you have to actually use the quotes you had for the various items? I know thats a dumb…

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Tamara1975
Apr 12, 2011 9:31 pm
tinkster
tinkster
12 April 2011

What do you expect??

What do you expect??
WA

Yep. Still no contact today. Will call my salesman tomorrow, he's always been much better at getting things answered

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tinkster
Apr 12, 2011 9:33 pm
tinkster
aleksa050206
aleksa050206
13 April 2011

Differences between H and HD class

Differences between H and HD class

well,,,,, we have done our independent soil test ( as our friend does that) and it came as "H" class and not 'HD",,,,, when we told that to P.D they said well that’s…

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aleksa050206
Apr 13, 2011 10:09 am
Zarli
Zarli
13 April 2011

The most frustrating and annoying things about building?....

The most frustrating and annoying things about building?....
QLD
1, 2

A tradesman leaving a poo in your toilet, AFTER handover :shock: Builder not collecting this rubbish pile from my front yard,…

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Zarli
Apr 13, 2011 11:54 am
Zarli
grom40
grom40
13 April 2011

ironing board cupboard

ironing board cupboard

I simply added in a broom cupboard to the plans for my laundry; useful for storing the ironing board, iron, vacuum, brooms, cleaning products etc etc. As Mclaren suggests…

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grom40
Apr 13, 2011 3:36 pm
grom40
Lot927
Lot927
13 April 2011

Fixed Price Tendering without a site inspection????????

Fixed Price Tendering without a site inspection????????
NSW

We had our initial Tender appointment with Eden Brae today. For a start, our sales guy has not told us everything and also had not relayed everything for our tender...…

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Lot927
Apr 13, 2011 3:43 pm
brom
brom
13 April 2011

Melbourne House Inspector

Melbourne House Inspector
VIC

I've sent you a pm with a contact :D

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brom
Apr 13, 2011 4:08 pm
Dave0363
Dave0363
13 April 2011

Carpenters rates

Carpenters rates
VIC

thanks mate but what would you charge a sq metre

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Dave0363
Apr 13, 2011 4:18 pm
Perthie
Perthie
13 April 2011

Custom Design with Webb & Brown Neaves

Custom Design with Webb & Brown Neaves
WA

Hi Brookview Just wondering if you went with Webb & Brown in the end? I am thinking of doing a custom design with them now and would love your feedback if you…

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Perthie
Apr 13, 2011 4:24 pm
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 April 2011

Fly Screen Cost?

Fly Screen Cost?
NSW

Has anyone bought the bits from Bunnings and made their own fly screens? Is it worth it? It doesn't look difficult, but do you save enough money? Milesy

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the_milesy
Apr 14, 2011 10:17 am
laura2009
laura2009
14 April 2011

10 weeks until anticipated PCI - not locked up?

10 weeks until anticipated PCI - not locked up?

Thanks for the replies. It would stuff up so many plans if it went much over that date. We are doing the large area floor coverings and appliances ourselves. It's just so…

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laura2009
Apr 14, 2011 1:11 pm
cinder
cinder
14 April 2011

Knockdown/Rebuild - how far forward can you come?

Knockdown/Rebuild - how far forward can you come?
VIC

Thanks to all of you. I tried ringing the council earlier and was on hold for awhile then when I asked my question, got transferred and it went to voice mail (and so it…

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cinder
Apr 14, 2011 1:20 pm
cinder
selina2106
selina2106
14 April 2011

Post contract variations requested by builder ?

Post contract variations requested by builder ?
NSW

Waiting to hear back from her now, thanks for your help :)

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selina2106
Apr 14, 2011 3:11 pm
nettie.b
nettie.b
14 April 2011

Does anyone have EasyGas DownUnder from ELGAS?

Does anyone have EasyGas DownUnder from ELGAS?
NSW

Hmmm I'm just about to get a quote here in Lake Macquarie NSW from an Elgas qualified plumber. Will let you know how I go but from initial enquiries some time ago I'm…

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nettie.b
Apr 14, 2011 10:11 pm
nettie.b

Here is my little angel, Lilliana Grace!

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hoffdog
Apr 14, 2011 10:13 pm


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