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Gio
Gio
2 May 2011

New House Telephone Point?

New House Telephone Point?
VIC

I am building a new house with H3nley. Just not sure if I ask H3nley to get the phone points installed or I ask Telstra to come to install after we move…

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Gio
May 02, 2011 7:54 am
ashilleong
ashilleong
2 May 2011

Slabbed

Slabbed
VIC

Misread the post title as "stabbed" Glad the news is better :)

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ashilleong
May 02, 2011 11:19 am
ashilleong
the_milesy
the_milesy
2 May 2011

Fresher in Somerfield

Fresher in Somerfield
VIC

Hi, There is a whole thread of us Somerfielders: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=24067 There are plenty of builders that will build in Somerfield. Head down to the display village…

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the_milesy
May 02, 2011 2:16 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
2 May 2011

ROCK Allowance

ROCK Allowance
VIC

I'm really worried about "rock" costs. Our neighbor's builder have left roadbase spralled across our land will these…

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kdgirl
May 02, 2011 3:04 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
2 May 2011

Building with Macdonald Jones Homes

Building with Macdonald Jones Homes
NSW

Hi Ash & Sue, good to see you have started your own thread now you need to share plans, facade etc as you will soon find out that there are a lot of pic piggies on H1 :D

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JohnnyD
May 02, 2011 4:39 pm
JohnnyD
MelNRob
MelNRob
3 May 2011

building new house

building new house
VIC

Hi Rinks, There are quite a number…

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MelNRob
May 03, 2011 10:27 am
SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
3 May 2011

Rating of Home Building Companies

Rating of Home Building Companies
NSW

In this industry, they should make it standard that prior to every stage being completed, the house should be fully inspected and signed off,…

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SarahidMentor
May 03, 2011 12:11 pm
SarahidMentor
miss_m
miss_m
3 May 2011

Building in Nottage Rise Reynella

Building in Nottage Rise Reynella
SA

Hey. If it helps, I'm pretty sure there's another thread already started for Nottage Rise called Nottage Rise Reynella SouthAustralia

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miss_m
May 03, 2011 12:17 pm
Veefy
Veefy
3 May 2011

Building is doing my head in!!!!!

Building is doing my head in!!!!!

Question 2 - What benchtop would you put with Mushroom Linea for these 2 areas. Probably a whitish benchtop colour to contrast. I like White valencia in the laminex…

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Veefy
May 03, 2011 2:11 pm
Veefy
Veefy
3 May 2011

Boral Bricks Melot

Boral Bricks Melot
VIC

Maybe Boral could tell you the location of houses that have used them, though might be privacy issues in giving out that sort of info.

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Veefy
May 03, 2011 4:15 pm
clegga
clegga
3 May 2011

Feedback on Ventura Homes, Perth

Feedback on Ventura Homes, Perth
WA

Our Ventura house is going through approvals at the moment. Experiences have been good, except for a lack of communication from the contract administrator. Our sales rep…

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clegga
May 03, 2011 5:11 pm
mike-
mike-
3 May 2011

Tile hopefully chosen.

Tile hopefully chosen.
VIC

Hi there, We are also building with NBG. With colourworld done, you should be just about finished dealing with NBG now. Am looking forward to seeing your pics now you have…

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mike-
May 03, 2011 7:05 pm
mike-
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
3 May 2011

Question for electrically minded people!

Question for electrically minded people!
WA

If you have three phase wired from the power pole to your power box it will allow you to choose what you want to use ( either single phase 240 Volt or three phase 415 Volt…

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SinkOrSwim
May 03, 2011 11:52 pm
talkingdog
talkingdog
4 May 2011

might be to the lockup in the inner city, and do own fit-out

might be to the lockup in the inner city, and do own fit-out
VIC

I have approved council plans for bayside (Sth Melbourne, about to make an amendment, all rescode compliant by the book). My block is only 8M wide, so it's a custom…

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talkingdog
May 04, 2011 5:37 am
cherub
cherub
4 May 2011

Contour plan issues after site Survey in Hibiscus 2

Contour plan issues after site Survey in Hibiscus 2
NSW

IMO 2.5m fall on a block isn't a big problem, we are on a site wihch has 19.0m over 30.0m. Use the fall to your advantage when designing not only your house but garden. If…

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cherub
May 04, 2011 6:43 am
Manchester I
Manchester I
4 May 2011

Do I still have time for signing contract before 30th June?

Do I still have time for signing contract before 30th June?
VIC

HO that's very good news.. now I have more time up in my sleeve to sort things out nicely... Thank you very much for the information.

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Manchester I
May 04, 2011 7:29 am
disturboed
disturboed
4 May 2011

Negotiating Price of Building New Home

Negotiating Price of Building New Home
WA

Has anyone tried negotiating with a Project home builder? I know their margins on the base price of the home are supposedly pretty thin, but I'm also thinking about…

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disturboed
May 04, 2011 1:29 pm

deemaree changed this and I added my 2 cents. I think it is a much better use of space.

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kiwi
May 04, 2011 4:33 pm
kiwi
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
4 May 2011

recess ceiling - does it weaken the structure in any way?

recess ceiling - does it weaken the structure in any way?
WA
1, 2

It will be safe and sound. It'll be made from same wood as rest of roof.

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dragonflychic
May 04, 2011 4:55 pm
dimo
dimo
4 May 2011

PERSONAL DETAILS ON NEW BUILDING SITE SIGNAGE

PERSONAL DETAILS ON NEW BUILDING SITE SIGNAGE
VIC

couldnt say for certain all i know is our builder doesnt which makes me think is obviously not a law.

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dimo
May 04, 2011 5:48 pm
ref_kt
ref_kt
4 May 2011

Anyone changed design with the same builder?

Anyone changed design with the same builder?
VIC

Keep calling Kishimojin. It is very easy for one call (if someone has taken a msg/you have left one on a machine) to go walk about. But if you keep calling they will get…

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ref_kt
May 04, 2011 6:43 pm
ref_kt
kek
kek
4 May 2011

Help with cost of variations.

Help with cost of variations.
WA

Who said you need to increase the footings? You?, The Pool People from a pool you haven't built yet?. There is no way a house footing needs…

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kek
May 04, 2011 6:54 pm
kek
rapidmoves
rapidmoves
4 May 2011

Building at CLOVER - Bentleigh East

Building at CLOVER - Bentleigh East
VIC

hi mickey, a few of us have met in a new topic if you are still interested. "Clover - Bentleigh East progress" cheers

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rapidmoves
May 04, 2011 8:06 pm
rapidmoves
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shonzilla
May 05, 2011 11:22 am
shonzilla
joles
joles
5 May 2011

Funds to be put in trust

Funds to be put in trust
VIC

I even questioned the fairness of client requiring to show financial stability but why can't I have a copy of the builder's financial accounts to…

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joles
May 05, 2011 11:33 am
joles
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the_milesy
May 05, 2011 4:19 pm
tinkster
tinkster
5 May 2011

Do It Yourself Painting - Or hire someone?

Do It Yourself Painting - Or hire someone?
WA

The oil based sealer is horrid stuff but something you can't avoid. It's hard work to get the walls ready and clean but the actual painting itsnt too bad, it's just the…

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tinkster
May 05, 2011 6:34 pm
tinkster
allieant
allieant
5 May 2011

WARRAGUL - Anyone built in one of Warragul's Estates?

WARRAGUL - Anyone built in one of Warragul's Estates?
VIC

Hi, We are looking at a house and land package in Warragul. At the moment I know little about the actual estate but would love to hear from anyone who has built in any of…

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allieant
May 05, 2011 6:53 pm
ozberg
ozberg
5 May 2011

Bushfire requirements

Bushfire requirements
VIC
1, 2

We just got costs or Bal 12.5 and it's $11k. Among other things $2.5k for sarking, $1.6k for aluminum screens to doors and windows and $4k for…

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ozberg
May 05, 2011 8:59 pm
Pisti
Pisti
6 May 2011

Termite protection for decking

Termite protection for decking
VIC

Pisti, If you arent, consider putting a framing board around the deck (viewtopic.php?f=17&t=36996 look at the deck photos here so you know what I…

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Pisti
May 06, 2011 7:46 am
rlay1
rlay1
6 May 2011

Any Good Drafting Services in Melb?

Any Good Drafting Services in Melb?
VIC

Give Omer of OK Designs a call on 0403 108 520. He is in Roxburgh Park. He charges depending on the size of the house and he can also assist with organising soil test,…

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rlay1
May 06, 2011 8:36 am
sionghua
sionghua
6 May 2011

Lock up stage?

Lock up stage?
VIC

Mine does not have that clause, just plain lock up stage. I guess there has been some delay due toweather, hopefully they are doing some work inside of the house.

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sionghua
May 06, 2011 8:52 am
rupz
rupz
6 May 2011

Concreter Recomendation - Sydney

Concreter Recomendation - Sydney
NSW

thanks for your reply ! We are based on Sydney - North Shore. yeah, I might ask around in some other thread !

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rupz
May 06, 2011 9:18 am
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
6 May 2011

gutters/fascia/downpipes - colorbond or zincalume

gutters/fascia/downpipes - colorbond or zincalume
WA

zincalum HAS to be prepared correctly before painting. It is usually coated in a fine oil to protect it from rusting before being installed. This has to be removed…

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OurLindrum52
May 06, 2011 9:26 am
MelNRob
MelNRob
6 May 2011

Wattyl Walnut Brown

Wattyl Walnut Brown

Bump! Anyone used Wattyl brown stain that they have a photo of? thanks, Mel

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MelNRob
May 06, 2011 9:35 am
Dexter
Dexter
6 May 2011

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?

Sovereign Building Company or Broadway Homes - in Perth?
WA

Thanks! I have been quite impressed with a few of Broadway's displays

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Dexter
May 06, 2011 11:28 am
equineaffair
equineaffair
6 May 2011

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?

Where can I find Victoria planning regulations?
VIC

try this link to the victorian planning schemes This is where I got all my information http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/planningschemes/

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equineaffair
May 06, 2011 2:17 pm
equineaffair
Natti
Natti
6 May 2011

Building with M3tric0n

Building with M3tric0n
VIC

We ended up only having to pay 3,000 an it was delayed by 5 months, our house is on it ways now about the bricked ::lol::

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Natti
May 06, 2011 2:49 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 May 2011

Possibly delayed?

Possibly delayed?

It depends on the builder. I had one house completly built in three months (and great quality) Another took six months with (OK quality)

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bashworth
May 06, 2011 4:35 pm
bashworth
zozo
zozo
6 May 2011

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?

How long to allow between chosing base plan and Slab?
WA

We paid and signed for the first drafted plan (after approving the fixed price tender and preliminary plans that we had decided upon in late August) in early October and…

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zozo
May 06, 2011 6:39 pm
willcres
willcres
6 May 2011

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?

Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?
NSW

Thank you everyone who have answered it, great to know that most people opted for higher ceiling too for 2nd floor. I'm still considering it, but thanks for all the comments!!

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willcres
May 06, 2011 8:51 pm
willcres
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Dollar
May 06, 2011 9:02 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
6 May 2011

Location of water meter tap

Location of water meter tap
VIC

Hi, Quite a few people have had this issue on the forums (including me!). I was informed by City West Water that a plumber could move the tap by 60cm. Anymore than this…

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buildingwest
May 06, 2011 9:10 pm
cream
cream
7 May 2011

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Mouldy Problem - need advice!

Thanks for the advise. will see what we can do!!

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cream
May 07, 2011 9:51 am
cream


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