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eyspy
eyspy
16 September 2011

New Build Foundation Nightmare

New Build Foundation Nightmare
VIC
1, 2

That is one thing I love about Perth. Lovely sandy soil with no need for ground water drainage, and simple soakwells for…

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eyspy
Sep 16, 2011 2:07 pm
selina2106
selina2106
16 September 2011

How long untill handover?

How long untill handover?
NSW

Oh good, light at the end of the tunnel! Getting very exciting now!

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selina2106
Sep 16, 2011 4:52 pm
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
16 September 2011

Feed my thirst for knowledge

Feed my thirst for knowledge
NSW

As mecha said, read read read. I've found Allan Staines's 'how to be a successful owner builder/renovator' & 'Australian House Building Manual' books to be very helpful…

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RocksInHead
Sep 16, 2011 5:39 pm
macmaz
macmaz
16 September 2011

new house and land, sandhurst, stamp duty and contract terms

new house and land, sandhurst, stamp duty and contract terms

BTW I was thinking to buy there...not very big, what pushes me away from it is high Body Corporate Charges $2800 ... is that normal? Can anyone please talk about the pros…

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macmaz
Sep 16, 2011 8:16 pm
alkalised
alkalised
16 September 2011

Medium size builders in S.E melb

Medium size builders in S.E melb
VIC

We are building the Montague, check out our blog for all the info (hubby is just a little bit obsessed with our build).

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alkalised
Sep 16, 2011 11:07 pm
tinkster
tinkster
17 September 2011

Excited to Build: Building with DAH (Keys on 28th Sept!!)

Excited to Build: Building with DAH (Keys on 28th Sept!!)
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

WOw ETB! SO close to done!! Looking gorgeous, your ensuite is HUGE!

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tinkster
Sep 17, 2011 2:27 pm
tinkster
ESB
ESB
17 September 2011

Coral Homes Sunshine Coast/Gympie Area

Coral Homes Sunshine Coast/Gympie Area
QLD

There are a few of us on the forum at the moment who are building with Coral (not in your area though) and there is a Coral builders chat thread going at the moment too…

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ESB
Sep 17, 2011 2:38 pm
ESB
susiebunt
susiebunt
17 September 2011

Building with Firstyle Homes

Building with Firstyle Homes
NSW

Hi, We are thinking of building the Oran 30 (on display at Oran Park) and i was wondering what experiences people have had with Firstyle? How are there standard…

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susiebunt
Sep 17, 2011 7:08 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
17 September 2011

"Building" Insurance during Construction

"Building" Insurance during Construction
NSW

You should have been given a copy of the building insurance cover and policy. If you don't have a copy then ask your builders. The insurance should be equal to the…

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buildingwest
Sep 17, 2011 9:56 pm
cornerstones
cornerstones
17 September 2011

New Builders - Sydney - 'The Cornerstone'

New Builders - Sydney - 'The Cornerstone'
NSW

Well, the framing has been completed ... now we're in the bricking stage. Slow and steady, eh?

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cornerstones
Sep 17, 2011 10:05 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
18 September 2011

Site costs -Mt Aitken Craigieburn

Site costs -Mt Aitken Craigieburn
VIC

Hi rajan_g4 Thanks and congrats on your purchase in Mt Aitken. Which builder are you building with? We are tossing up between a homebuyers…

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rajan_g4
Sep 18, 2011 12:32 am
rajan_g4

We are on week 9 now. We went there yesterday and so excited to see bricks almost done :) Some of the external wall upstairs would be weatherboard.. And.. The plasters are…

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viresse
Sep 18, 2011 10:43 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
18 September 2011

Tile Company

Tile Company
VIC

My DD is building with rivergum constuctions,would anyone know what tile company they use.DD want to match tiles from wet areas to living areas

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pattycake4
Sep 18, 2011 10:50 am
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
18 September 2011

Ceaser stone thickness ???

Ceaser stone thickness ???
VIC

You can get a faux 40mm look by having…

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cmhamilton
Sep 18, 2011 4:36 pm
clue_hunter
clue_hunter
19 September 2011

Steel Frames Builder in VIC

Steel Frames Builder in VIC
VIC

The big one building with steel in NSW is McDonald Jones Homes, but I'm not sure that they build in VIC. Best of luck- 100% termite proof and no warping or movement sounds…

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clue_hunter
Sep 19, 2011 11:15 am
wardy502
wardy502
19 September 2011

House designs for overland flow areas

House designs for overland flow areas
QLD

Hi Mick, How did you go with your project? I'm currently investigating raising my house, but since it is in an overland flow path, I might not be able build underneath.…

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wardy502
Sep 19, 2011 3:43 pm
ESB
ESB
19 September 2011

Coomera Retreat

Coomera Retreat
QLD

Seems to drag when you just want to get started ... lol

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ESB
Sep 19, 2011 7:37 pm
ESB
buildingwest
buildingwest
19 September 2011

Current Boral Brick Colours

Current Boral Brick Colours

Hi, Have you asked your builder if they have built or are building homes at the moment with those bricks? If so will they provide an address?

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buildingwest
Sep 19, 2011 8:52 pm
jlil
jlil
19 September 2011

Site costs for a battleaxe in Kenwick

Site costs for a battleaxe in Kenwick
WA

Hey guys..stubled across your post..I know it was from over a year ago but hopefully you can help. I hope I am not intruding by asking you a few questions. I am looking to…

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jlil
Sep 19, 2011 9:27 pm
thebigbuild
thebigbuild
19 September 2011

Fencing-driveways in geelong

Fencing-driveways in geelong
VIC

Can anyone recommend a fencing contractor in geelong?Also driveways.. Thanks!

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thebigbuild
Sep 19, 2011 10:03 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
20 September 2011

Other Side Of the Fence - New house question

Other Side Of the Fence - New house question

Hi, I think you need to explain why the new home next door does not meet the regulations. This information will be required to give appropriate advice. Good luck.

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buildingwest
Sep 20, 2011 8:05 am
xanthrope
xanthrope
20 September 2011

Driveway concrete recommendations Tarneit area Vic

Driveway concrete recommendations Tarneit area Vic
VIC

'Overly priced' is a very subjective term. Remember , you get what you pay for. This does not mean that I condone overcharging. I used the builders concreter who did a…

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xanthrope
Sep 20, 2011 9:52 am
xanthrope
SkepticVent
SkepticVent
20 September 2011

Anyone built with Makro Constructions?

Anyone built with Makro Constructions?
VIC

If you go with Makro Constructions ask for Phil A to be your builder. He is a gun. Good builders are very hard to find so use him. Had a builder who was 5 months over the…

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SkepticVent
Sep 20, 2011 1:53 pm
taki
taki
20 September 2011

Can anyone reccommend a good tiler in Macarthur area?

Can anyone reccommend a good tiler in Macarthur area?
NSW

Hi, The tile shop on Camden Valley Way just past Narellan shops has a good range of tiles and they can recommend a tiler to you. We are looking to buy outdoor tiles only…

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taki
Sep 20, 2011 2:24 pm
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
20 September 2011

Recommend a Fencer in Craigieburn/ViC

Recommend a Fencer in Craigieburn/ViC
VIC

Hi there...Can anyone recommend a quality fencer to do colourbond fencing in N Melb (Craigieburn) ? Sorry admins not sure if I have posted this in the correct…

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Madison27AA
Sep 20, 2011 4:02 pm
Mala
Mala
20 September 2011

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Hi, Can you please help. my builder sent me a bill for $6000 because the land was classed as P class, they want waffle slab instead of raft. can they do this? this was a…

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Mala
Sep 20, 2011 8:25 pm
edscl
edscl
21 September 2011

Building A New House

Building A New House
VIC

I never thought of that

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edscl
Sep 21, 2011 11:55 am
edscl
melanie02
melanie02
21 September 2011

anyone building in myponga SA?

anyone building in myponga SA?
SA

Hi There Congratulations on getting your loan ...... I,m not at Myponga but not too far away at Willunga. Are you building on an acerage? We have just put our plans into…

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melanie02
Sep 21, 2011 12:10 pm
Popsicals
Popsicals
21 September 2011

DAH Vs Life*tyle Vs DAH Vs Life*tyle

DAH Vs Life*tyle Vs DAH Vs Life*tyle
WA
1, 2, 3

Oooh I disappeared for a while :n: We're not in! We are having the last meeting on 3rd October - show round thingy where we pick up the snags, then hopefully keys on 10th…

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Popsicals
Sep 21, 2011 9:47 pm
Casa2
Casa2
22 September 2011

Acrylic Rendering with new Clarendon Home

Acrylic Rendering with new Clarendon Home
NSW
1, 2, 3

I think you can use any Clarendon house with render finish as your reference sample. You can also use any other house with render finish as your reference sample as they…

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Casa2
Sep 22, 2011 9:02 am
Casa2
Casa2
22 September 2011

Building Contracts - Things to look out for

Building Contracts - Things to look out for
QLD

Alpal provides a good summary. I would also check that everythign you want is mentioned in the contract. If it's not mentioned in the contract, it won't happen.

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Casa2
Sep 22, 2011 9:05 am
humble
humble
22 September 2011

Merbau supplier South East Melbourne

Merbau supplier South East Melbourne
VIC

Can you get a price as well, I want to work out the costs for my planned deck :z:

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humble
Sep 22, 2011 10:30 am
kdgirl
kdgirl
22 September 2011

How long does the roof take - concrete tiles

How long does the roof take - concrete tiles
NSW

Our roof is about 163 m2. Took them less than a few hrs to get the tiles up and another few to tile the roof. Then we had a deluge :shock: ... but all was…

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kdgirl
Sep 22, 2011 1:48 pm
melanie02
melanie02
22 September 2011

How big is your house?

How big is your house?
1, 2, 3, 4

Ours will be a total of 568.70 sq m Living - 355.00 Verandahs - 121.40 sq m Pergola - 36.00 Garage - 56.30 We,re on 9.5 acres,so plenty of space for the kids Cheers Mel ::smile::

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melanie02
Sep 22, 2011 2:28 pm
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
22 September 2011

RiH's custom build - critique my plan

RiH's custom build - critique my plan
VIC

Thanks Alkalised. Hall cupboards - DW mandatory item. Laundry sink - Yep! agree on that one. Was put there moons ago to be under the window but in the moving and…

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RocksInHead
Sep 22, 2011 4:19 pm
equineaffair
equineaffair
22 September 2011

Provisional Sums in Contract - Verification of actual costs

Provisional Sums in Contract - Verification of actual costs
VIC

Thanks for the information appreciate it. At the moment we have a very good relationship with the builder and prefer to keep it that way, its a difficult one for us as we…

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equineaffair
Sep 22, 2011 6:57 pm
equineaffair
tengals
tengals
22 September 2011

Sandhurst.....

Sandhurst.....

bump please

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tengals
Sep 22, 2011 7:48 pm
selina2106
selina2106
22 September 2011

Slab down how long to lockup

Slab down how long to lockup
VIC
1, 2

We also don't have a handover date. Contract says 26 weeks but we were never told when the contract started. I know…

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selina2106
Sep 22, 2011 10:43 pm
architect
architect
22 September 2011

Insurance Cover for Owner Supplied Items before Handover

Insurance Cover for Owner Supplied Items before Handover
QLD

if they were the builders goods they be installing them on the day of PC. they should apply the same logic when they are your goods not hard to get a sparky out to fit an…

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architect
Sep 22, 2011 11:22 pm
scotland
scotland
22 September 2011

what is an adequate length of backyard???

what is an adequate length of backyard???
1, 2, 3

Part of our backyard is 8 metres deep, but the majority of it from the back of the alfresco to the fence is 4m. I had no qualms about this as the…

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scotland
Sep 22, 2011 11:32 pm
gemfriend
gemfriend
22 September 2011

NEED HELP! Kitchen is in & is not what I expected!

NEED HELP! Kitchen is in & is not what I expected!
VIC

Thanks so much to you both for your advice!.. I think I was having a little bit of a stress attack last night when I really let everything get to me and think I had…

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gemfriend
Sep 22, 2011 11:40 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
23 September 2011

Bricklaying tolerances

Bricklaying tolerances
NSW

A lot of tolerances used in the brick/mortar section of the standard are to do with visual appeal. From a technical perspective, if the mortar width were to vary a bit -…

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xanthrope
Sep 23, 2011 10:52 am
xanthrope
stage16
stage16
23 September 2011

Manda's Henley Monterey Q3!

Manda's Henley Monterey Q3!
VIC
1, 2

I will do the Cooper..hope it will be go well..

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stage16
Sep 23, 2011 11:57 am
eyspy
eyspy
23 September 2011

Are building construction costs likely to decrease?

Are building construction costs likely to decrease?
VIC

I agree, I think the actual cost of building will remain the same but they may try and entice buyers with extras throw in to sweeten the deal.

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eyspy
Sep 23, 2011 9:37 pm
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Kaytee
Sep 24, 2011 10:44 pm
Kaytee
forestville
forestville
25 September 2011

Garage Floor level vs. House level

Garage Floor level vs. House level
NSW

The drive slopes down to the house.

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forestville
Sep 25, 2011 2:14 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
25 September 2011

Things that add the most value in Perth...

Things that add the most value in Perth...
WA

1. Skirting boards Skirting boards are good because they connect the floor with the ceiling in a gradual way rather than blunt. You can get the snap on cornices from…

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daveandally1
Sep 25, 2011 3:35 pm
daveandally1
stuey0608
stuey0608
26 September 2011

PLACES HOMES general information thread

PLACES HOMES general information thread
VIC
1, 2

Hi all, thought i'd drop by after a few months of absence. Almost at PCI now. Things have gone fairly smoothly. The quality has been good, other than the cabinetry in the…

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stuey0608
Sep 26, 2011 12:18 am
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