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bobbie
bobbie
7 June 2011

Do I need an independent inpection for a PD house?

Do I need an independent inpection for a PD house?
VIC

Thank you for your reply. I had a feeling that PD was stalling my building process(figured it's common for them to procastinate since I was never pushy)and I was worried…

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bobbie
Jun 07, 2011 6:19 pm
bobbie
edscl
edscl
7 June 2011

Building First Home with Simonds - Narre Warren, VIC

Building First Home with Simonds - Narre Warren, VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

I tend the think that Simonds build great single storey houses, as I have had chats with people who have built with them and have had no issues. I also think you will…

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edscl
Jun 07, 2011 6:37 pm
edscl
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PHL
Jun 09, 2011 12:03 am
nicksmith
nicksmith
7 June 2011

600mm height windows whats the general rule??

600mm height windows whats the general rule??
QLD

thanks! i ended up just adding another pair of windows at 1400:))

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nicksmith
Jun 07, 2011 10:11 pm
joles
joles
7 June 2011

Building Santorini in Doreen

Building Santorini in Doreen
VIC

Hi MDhome! :D The Santorini is great, flexible design, and good value too! Good luck with your build, this is the exciting part! :D

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joles
Jun 07, 2011 11:21 pm
joles
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Lex
Jun 08, 2011 8:44 am
Lex
newbuilder1
newbuilder1
8 June 2011

Flooring different to whats specified in tender, what to do?

Flooring different to whats specified in tender, what to do?
NSW

I suggest stand your ground. If you requested the raw timber in your contract and it is stated then they have to do so otherwise it is a breach of contract. If it is not…

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newbuilder1
Jun 08, 2011 3:24 pm
spilli
spilli
8 June 2011

Garage on boundary-should existing paling fence be removed?

Garage on boundary-should existing paling fence be removed?
VIC

Yes, I have decided to keep fence there since it's in great condition and doesn't look too bad! ::smile:: Now that the brick wall on the boundary has been completed and I have…

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spilli
Jun 08, 2011 9:02 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
9 June 2011

Ah yes, the flooring

Ah yes, the flooring
QLD

I've found 2 on ebay for $19/square metre that claim to be commercial grade / 3mm. I'm going to order some samples of one and test them out :)

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theanonyuser
Jun 09, 2011 9:06 am
cherub
cherub
9 June 2011

Retaining wall at front of property - issues with sewer?

Retaining wall at front of property - issues with sewer?
QLD

Be very prepared. Without exact knowledge of block v sewer hard to give advice other than seek it now from water board and engineer. If building parallel with it you will…

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cherub
Jun 09, 2011 1:06 pm
Mozza
Mozza
9 June 2011

Great Display Home websites (for ideas etc)

Great Display Home websites (for ideas etc)
VIC

A great site that collates new home builders and floor plans http://www.buildershomeplans.com.au Huge range of floorplans from a variety of…

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Mozza
Jun 09, 2011 2:08 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
9 June 2011

Rain days. Is is possible to have them yet

Rain days. Is is possible to have them yet
NSW

I have in writing from my CSO that if the site start date hasn't yet occured then the rain days cannot be included. My frustration now is when will site start! We got…

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kdgirl
Jun 09, 2011 2:10 pm
sabs1
sabs1
9 June 2011

Building a Fernleigh

Building a Fernleigh
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

mmmkay, just checked again but understand that you have been hectic.. will be back to stalk again in a few weeks...

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sabs1
Jun 09, 2011 6:26 pm
sabs1
kyton
kyton
9 June 2011

Home and Contents Insurance Questions

Home and Contents Insurance Questions

No one Is going to be able to give you a figure that will match your quote exactly. Insurance is affected by a multitude of factors: have you had insurance previously /…

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kyton
Jun 09, 2011 9:19 pm
kyton
East_Melb_Build
East_Melb_Build
10 June 2011

Flooring: Tassie Oak versus Aussie Oak?

Flooring: Tassie Oak versus Aussie Oak?
VIC

All good points B Star. Think I need to go through the floors in much more detail!

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East_Melb_Build
Jun 10, 2011 10:05 am
J&K
J&K
11 June 2011

designing a home

designing a home
NSW

Hi melnat, We took over 6 months to get plans ready for DA with an architect, 3 months of this was fortnightly meetings of 1-2 hours. The first plans were in principle…

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J&K
Jun 11, 2011 9:44 am
J&K
deb17
deb17
11 June 2011

When to apply for utility connections?

When to apply for utility connections?

We have arranged our Gas and Elec with our current provider. You need to organise, phone and water. But wait until you have a firm moving date, just use theirs at PCI.

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deb17
Jun 11, 2011 2:21 pm
lawson
lawson
12 June 2011

Doing your own stuff prior to handover...

Doing your own stuff prior to handover...
VIC

Thanks, will take this into consideration. We will be doing the work and electrical stuff by family so are aware if any accidental damage occurs we would be responsible.…

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lawson
Jun 12, 2011 8:54 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
12 June 2011

Can anyone identify this brick!?

Can anyone identify this brick!?
VIC

If you go to Studio M on Metricon's website, it says Boral bricks. Just pick any facade and see if you can find one for the Kubis picture. If…

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cmhamilton
Jun 12, 2011 11:35 am
take2
take2
12 June 2011

Re: Nathan & Lisa's Reno - getting towards the end

Re: Nathan & Lisa's Reno - getting towards the end
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I may be wrong but I think their home was in one of the flood affected areas of Brisbane. Cheers Lou

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take2
Jun 12, 2011 2:03 pm
take2
Upnorth
Upnorth
12 June 2011

Hamilton 252 Cameron Park Newcastle

Hamilton 252 Cameron Park Newcastle
NSW

well 285.97, but I wanted to be in the cool club! lol

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Upnorth
Jun 12, 2011 7:47 pm
springtime
springtime
12 June 2011

Ok, so what happens now?

Ok, so what happens now?

Hi, Thanks, there are many of us that are building with this builder who are in the same boat... Pretty sad actually.

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springtime
Jun 13, 2011 12:04 am
edscl
edscl
13 June 2011

Our Acreage Build!!

Our Acreage Build!!

your house looks lovely, who was the builder? What state did you build in? have you moved in?

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edscl
Jun 13, 2011 2:34 am
edscl
Til
Til
13 June 2011

Plenty River Estate - Doreen

Plenty River Estate - Doreen
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi all, I have been reading thorough this thread for a little while...& we are Keen to build in Plenty River...any suggestions/info/advice for us?? Looking to build with…

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Til
Jun 13, 2011 9:46 am
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
13 June 2011

price of custom build?

price of custom build?
VIC

I'm looking a little under 10K / square for Bafto homes. I think that a square is 9.29 square metres.

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theanonyuser
Jun 13, 2011 10:26 am

NiMa this result could have been avoided if they had used countersinking tool, which still can be done now, they just need to remove the screws, and redrill in the holes…

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just Erin
Jun 13, 2011 1:00 pm
just Erin
snoofie
snoofie
13 June 2011

ground cover for moving day?

ground cover for moving day?
VIC

Check ebay. You might pick up a couple of old carpet runners on the cheap. Or a couple of old rugs that you could cut into lengths. :th:

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snoofie
Jun 13, 2011 3:11 pm
snoofie
carlz
carlz
13 June 2011

Dechellis Homes - Sorrento External Colour Please Help !!

Dechellis Homes - Sorrento External Colour Please Help !!
SA

Hi There, I know this is a funny question with this being such an old post, but did anyone ever find out the colours for this house officially?? It is exactly what i want…

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carlz
Jun 13, 2011 3:26 pm
Biz
Biz
13 June 2011

need ideas for drywalling shipping container doors

need ideas for drywalling shipping container doors
NT

Hi all I'm owner-building my first house using two shipping containers. I've got to the stage where I'm ready to start drywalling. I had until now managed to ignore the…

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Biz
Jun 13, 2011 5:00 pm
kkurni
kkurni
13 June 2011

Burbank Or Porter Davis

Burbank Or Porter Davis
VIC

Dear All, Anyone has recommendation, Which one I should choose Burbank or Porter Davis ? I love Burbank design called Generation 26. Or Porter davis - Creswick or…

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kkurni
Jun 13, 2011 7:25 pm
deb17
deb17
13 June 2011

Budgeting fencing, landscaping, concrete paths and ramps

Budgeting fencing, landscaping, concrete paths and ramps
VIC

Landscaping would be well under budget, the rest seems ok. I think you will have plenty over from the landscaping.

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deb17
Jun 13, 2011 8:53 pm
chook07
chook07
13 June 2011

Chook and Lardy's Build

Chook and Lardy's Build

forgot the Laundry - Platnium Micro doors with Stipple Seal benchtop

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chook07
Jun 13, 2011 9:24 pm
rebeccaT
rebeccaT
13 June 2011

Did you name your house?

Did you name your house?
SA

WOW, there are some great ideas there, I am thinking of the aboriginal word, "Eumeralla" which means valley of plenty. And yes our house is in a valley!! Thanks for the…

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rebeccaT
Jun 13, 2011 9:29 pm
plainlandhouse
plainlandhouse
13 June 2011

Electrical costs - are these reasonable?

Electrical costs - are these reasonable?
NSW

hey Lior I heard about the new 15W osram LED downlights the otherday havent seen them installed in a house yet to check how bright they are. I reckon they would be pretty good.

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plainlandhouse
Jun 13, 2011 11:32 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
13 June 2011

Slab question (calling all engineers)

Slab question (calling all engineers)
SA

Digging up an old thread, but when we had our house built (A V Jennings, 25 years ago) they sprayed the slab wit "purple" as soon as it was laid, with faded off over a few…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 13, 2011 11:56 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
14 June 2011

Electrical/Lighting - build without lighting?

Electrical/Lighting - build without lighting?
WA

Would it work if you had (say) one light in the corner of your room and Clipsal 413 in three other positions…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 14, 2011 1:40 am
Pepsi_Drinker
joles
joles
14 June 2011

LED downlights: Prices seem very steep

LED downlights: Prices seem very steep
VIC

The lights for the top storey can be done later pretty easily. The bottom storey is a little trickier due to limited access, but you can just get standard light put where…

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joles
Jun 14, 2011 12:34 pm
joles
ESB
ESB
14 June 2011

Fill on site.

Fill on site.
NSW

Geez that's a nasty surprise :( We had to get 30 truck loads removed when our HSTP and disposal area when in. We got the invoice the other day and it cost $426 for the…

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ESB
Jun 14, 2011 8:51 pm
ESB
donuts
donuts
14 June 2011

Who's the best?

Who's the best?
NSW

Hi atsang2047 and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately I don't think there is a straightforward answer to your question. Every builder has their good and bad points and…

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donuts
Jun 15, 2011 12:34 am
donuts
cyberwgh05t
cyberwgh05t
15 June 2011

Hotondo

Hotondo

Hi Guys, Thanks for all your sharing on Hotondo Homes. I am a first time builder and obviously nervous. I've looked online at many 'project' home builders and the only…

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cyberwgh05t
Jun 15, 2011 2:19 am
wrexter
wrexter
15 June 2011

New builders: check Your house plans

New builders: check Your house plans
VIC

A few of the things I noticed on my plans were: - The render instructions didn't make sense as shown in 2D. The plans originally had the walls to…

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wrexter
Jun 15, 2011 3:16 pm
wrexter
bashworth
bashworth
15 June 2011

What is Long Service Levy Payment?

What is Long Service Levy Payment?
NSW

Basically people who work in the construction industry are entitled to long service leave. Due to the nature of the business with many short term contracts, rather than…

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bashworth
Jun 15, 2011 10:46 pm
bashworth
aurorafrog
aurorafrog
16 June 2011

Sewer location

Sewer location
VIC

Generally if there is a single pipe in an easement it will run in the middle. If there are two pipes they will generally be 1m apart in a 2m…

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aurorafrog
Jun 16, 2011 10:29 am
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Team PD
Jun 16, 2011 11:29 am
Team PD
walton
walton
16 June 2011

Building in McKeachies - Eden Brae

Building in McKeachies - Eden Brae
NSW

Hi there - we're building the Hawthorne 29 corner option in Fletcher. We paid our initial deposit back in April and have just signed contracts last week. They've given…

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walton
Jun 16, 2011 12:20 pm
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tinkster
Jun 16, 2011 12:33 pm
tinkster


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