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petrous
petrous
24 January 2011

Custom or boutique builders in Eastern Melbourne

Custom or boutique builders in Eastern Melbourne
VIC

There are a lot of four bedroom 2 storey homes but most of them are one master and three kids rooms. My parents will need a large ground floor bedroom with en suite and…

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petrous
Jan 24, 2011 6:56 am
Team PD
Team PD
24 January 2011

Tender stage

Tender stage
VIC

Hi Tigerthai, I'm glad to hear that your Tender Appointment went smoothly & that your site costs were under the estimated price. Mimi23 has offered a great suggestion on…

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Team PD
Jan 24, 2011 11:56 am
Team PD
Team PD
Team PD
24 January 2011

Arndell stage 11

Arndell stage 11
VIC

Hi aysclick, To help answer your question, the Kensington was one of the original Access designs when the home range was launched. It was a good selling design that we…

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Team PD
Jan 24, 2011 12:51 pm
Team PD
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luke81
Jan 24, 2011 2:20 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
24 January 2011

How deep for waterpipe into house? We hit ours!

How deep for waterpipe into house? We hit ours!

Heh yer.. we'll see how it goes. I've left them a message Grr..

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ibfragalot99
Jan 24, 2011 2:57 pm
ibfragalot99
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy
24 January 2011

Apple's PD Cremorne 42 - The Story so Far...

Apple's PD Cremorne 42 - The Story so Far...
VIC

Love the house, and that splashback is fantastic! Love your laundry also, i am thinking of adding similar to the other side of the laundry also

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Miss Piggy
Jan 24, 2011 3:14 pm
Miss Piggy
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
24 January 2011

Progression of Land Registration

Progression of Land Registration
NSW

I know for our land in Logan by Brisbane in QLD we actually had a portal on the council site to watch what was happening to the estate in way of progress towards…

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RoadkillNZ
Jan 24, 2011 4:08 pm
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
24 January 2011

Plans - Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights

Plans - Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights
QLD

Updated floor plans: Elevations: http://flic.kr/p/9cJQrt Floor plans: http://flic.kr/p/9cJQmp Changes include: * Move upstairs powder room away from living room, to…

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Hillcrest
Jan 24, 2011 9:23 pm
Hillcrest
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
24 January 2011

Is it true??

Is it true??
VIC

hmmmm not sure. i thought it was important to not start bricking too quick. not sure about compacting the soil sorry p.s what state are you in cos i know the soil in WA…

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sharky55_shan
Jan 24, 2011 10:04 pm
sharky55_shan
Twiggy
Twiggy
25 January 2011

cost of upgrades with PD

cost of upgrades with PD
VIC

Maybe she was on drugs? :)

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Twiggy
Jan 25, 2011 9:34 am
Twiggy
b0son
b0son
25 January 2011

HIA contract - liquidated damages clause (NSW)

HIA contract - liquidated damages clause (NSW)
NSW

We'll put a figure in and see what they say.... On a related note, is the construction time a calendar length (ie. 30 weeks from start date)? Or is it based on the amount…

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b0son
Jan 25, 2011 9:53 am
MrsRose
MrsRose
26 January 2011

issue with builder regarding money owed

issue with builder regarding money owed
VIC

Hi CF, I would definitely be asking for the money back - technically they owe Council the application fee but you're entitled to a 'refund' of the bond. I'd give them a…

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MrsRose
Jan 26, 2011 8:59 am
MrsRose
Crawley
Crawley
26 January 2011

Henley & Contractors during construction

Henley & Contractors during construction
VIC

SOS to anyone who can help me with my electrical enquiry. Details below: I am in the process of building the Trinity with Henley/Plantation .I am still at the planning…

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Crawley
Jan 26, 2011 10:09 am
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abrickspecialist
Jan 26, 2011 3:50 pm
Southies
Southies
27 January 2011

Colours that go with Jasper colourbond roof

Colours that go with Jasper colourbond roof

I'm also interested in colours that go with Jasper. Our home will be a mixture of textures. I would love a 3rd colour to go with Jasper and…

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Southies
Jan 27, 2011 9:42 pm
Southies
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
26 January 2011

Help selecting colors, please

Help selecting colors, please
VIC

Sounds great. Your carpet's a really nice color. My land settles in March. Cant wait for the build to start. Well, best of luck with your build. Hope all goes well.

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rajan_g4
Jan 26, 2011 9:27 pm
rajan_g4
bhavinnet
bhavinnet
27 January 2011

Building at Waterside in Penrith

Building at Waterside in Penrith
NSW

hi I am also building a double story house with Kurmond homes at Waterfall(ponds). Last week i have signed a tender and paid $6000 initial deposit. initially i have got…

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bhavinnet
Jan 27, 2011 11:45 am
kek
kek
27 January 2011

New patio roofing - ideas?

New patio roofing - ideas?
VIC

You might get more responses if you post this in the Outdoor Living forum. :D

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kek
Jan 27, 2011 6:12 pm
kek
mimi23
mimi23
27 January 2011

PD - Tile grout colour

PD - Tile grout colour
VIC

Hi Yellow, Well there you go, I'll let DH know he's not as clever as he thinks he is!! :lol: I'm happy you got it sorted! mimi

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mimi23
Jan 27, 2011 8:35 pm
mimi23
Rudy
Rudy
27 January 2011

Designing a concept for facade

Designing a concept for facade
VIC

Lucky you. Given you are in QLD that one will not be an option for us.…

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Rudy
Jan 27, 2011 9:07 pm
Rudy
lai chee
lai chee
28 January 2011

BUILDING A NEW HOME

BUILDING A NEW HOME
WA

yep it would depends on it your neighbours let you on their property, nothing to do with the builders we have a garage smack on the boundry…

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lai chee
Jan 28, 2011 12:26 pm
Team PD
Team PD
28 January 2011

PD Boral Macquarie (Charcoal Grey) - standard or upgrade?

PD Boral Macquarie (Charcoal Grey) - standard or upgrade?
VIC

Hi baronx, I have had a look into this for you to help answer your question. The colour Charcoal Grey is a colour through tile which means it goes right through the tile…

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Team PD
Jan 28, 2011 12:43 pm
Team PD
karry327
karry327
28 January 2011

McDonald Jones Home

McDonald Jones Home
NSW

I forgot to say I love McDonald Jones houses - good luck

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karry327
Jan 28, 2011 5:06 pm
karry327
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy
28 January 2011

Builder Promotion Vic

Builder Promotion Vic
VIC
1, 2

thats like asking how long is a piece of string :-) Will depend on lots of things, i think we had quoted something like $75 per meter not 100% sure on that though, also how…

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Miss Piggy
Jan 28, 2011 8:38 pm
Miss Piggy
free will
free will
28 January 2011

Architect vs. Project Builder

Architect vs. Project Builder
QLD
1, 2

If you go the architect route, the key is getting a fixed price contract from the builder. THen you run the same risks as a fixed price contract from a project home…

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free will
Jan 28, 2011 10:10 pm
Natnona
Natnona
29 January 2011

BM* Homes

BM* Homes
QLD

Yes that's it. i got your PM many thanks. Sorry I am new to the forum and was under the impression we were not allowed to actually say the company name? Cheers for…

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Natnona
Jan 29, 2011 10:22 am

Just read Robinred55's thread,has the colours I like gutters/fascia/downpipes and garage door-classic cream Windows white birch what do you think will it go with this…

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pattycake4
Jan 29, 2011 6:27 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
30 January 2011

FHOG extension

FHOG extension
1, 2

sorry I'm a newbie to everything... also, if I buy a land and build later, do I need to pay stamp duty? land is around 330k and will build a…

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wertmezer
Jan 30, 2011 11:00 am
East_Melb_Build
East_Melb_Build
30 January 2011

Mornington Peninsula council approval times

Mornington Peninsula council approval times
VIC

Where I work has has dealings with Mornington council 4 times for 4 different things and found them universally useless. Long long long delays, lost files, different…

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East_Melb_Build
Jan 30, 2011 7:46 pm
dons80
dons80
30 January 2011

Determining Setbacks

Determining Setbacks
WA

oh ok lets give in. At least may kids can live with a decient back yard. Smoo

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dons80
Jan 30, 2011 9:44 pm
snaps
snaps
31 January 2011

Noobs Here, Coral Homes question

Noobs Here, Coral Homes question
NSW

It seems all your base prices are so much lower than ours :( (northern rivers nsw) which sucks because we would love to build a larger home but it…

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snaps
Jan 31, 2011 9:22 am
snaps
btherl
btherl
31 January 2011

New house construction the size of windows are incorrect.

New house construction the size of windows are incorrect.
VIC

I'm sure the windows can be changed. In our house the builder put our kitchen window (a long one behind the oven) too high and had to lower it by about 100mm. It was a…

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btherl
Jan 31, 2011 9:32 am
btherl
Aliflair
Aliflair
31 January 2011

Best timber flooring method to survive flooding

Best timber flooring method to survive flooding
QLD

Thanks but I can't do polished concrete as the house sits on bearers/joists/19mm structaflor. It was built in the air to avoid flooding, clearly not high enough. Anyone…

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Aliflair
Jan 31, 2011 10:45 am
sleven
sleven
31 January 2011

Fair price?

Fair price?
NSW

My 1200mmx2410mm bi-fold window cost me $2780 - not sure what size yours is - so that may be some type of comparison for you? (this was upgraded before tender and contract stage)

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sleven
Jan 31, 2011 12:12 pm
sleven
razydog
razydog
31 January 2011

they broke our bath...do they pay for it?

they broke our bath...do they pay for it?

our pc item our problem. Who ever did it doesn't even have the balls to say 'oh sorry'. But then again you wouldn't expect a bath to break, after all you have to stand…

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razydog
Jan 31, 2011 3:33 pm
razydog
razydog
31 January 2011

Rights regarding damaged windows

Rights regarding damaged windows

cheers builder bob, I hope the builder does get it in tip top condition - they say they will buff and paint it and I won't notice. I wasn't after a freebie just for the…

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razydog
Jan 31, 2011 3:49 pm
Velouria
Velouria
31 January 2011

B***** Farm Build - not so FINAL PLANS

B***** Farm Build - not so FINAL PLANS
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

........and so we say goodnight to the paperwork phase and a big hello to construction! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=43653

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Velouria
Jan 31, 2011 5:48 pm
Velouria
Syrus
Syrus
31 January 2011

Another Santorini 26 by *M*-Dream turning into a NIGHTMARE

Another Santorini 26 by *M*-Dream turning into a NIGHTMARE
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Sorry to hear about your drama's Shelz. It sounds to me that your slab has heaved. This normally occurs when water pools beside a house, the ground was poorly compacted…

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Syrus
Jan 31, 2011 6:39 pm
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
31 January 2011

Quick advice needed for fridge in Kitchen :)

Quick advice needed for fridge in Kitchen :)
QLD

Thanks guys & gals! :D I'll call up tomorrow and see if I can put a deposit on a LEFT hinged door :)

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higherdestiny
Jan 31, 2011 10:59 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 February 2011

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

Builders very rarely refund the full cost of anything you delete to fit yourself. Having said that the retail per meter @600mm wide for basic laminate is $80per meter. so…

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chrisandkate
Feb 01, 2011 7:54 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 February 2011

Raised Ceiling Heigh - Technical Question

Raised Ceiling Heigh - Technical Question
NSW

Good to see it got resolved to your satisfaction.

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Casa2
Feb 01, 2011 8:55 am
baronx
baronx
1 February 2011

Insulation - Cellulose Fibre /Batts

Insulation - Cellulose Fibre /Batts
VIC

Hmmmm.. we also got wall insulation added to externals walls: "R2.0 Gold insulation batts to external walls".. So I guess this could also be cellulose fibre ?

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baronx
Feb 01, 2011 10:23 am
catjim
catjim
1 February 2011

Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?

Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?
VIC

Other option that we can go for is to just have the 600mm eaves to the portico and the adjoining room only. This way the eaves will be at the…

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catjim
Feb 01, 2011 10:23 am
tstr1a
tstr1a
1 February 2011

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

DEPOSIT REFUNDS
VIC

I have heard of horror stories when people request their deposit back. If they have done a soil test then don’t expect anything back. The consultants try their hardest…

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tstr1a
Feb 01, 2011 11:27 am
sheznay
sheznay
1 February 2011

Making sense of Council Tracking Website

Making sense of Council Tracking Website
WA

oh gawd. Sounds trying! in and around midland is really nice. I have family in the hills and I can't believe how great the shopping centre is! lol. target, big w,…

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sheznay
Feb 01, 2011 2:26 pm
sheznay
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
1 February 2011

HELP NEEDED!!! Dividing Fences Act 1991

HELP NEEDED!!! Dividing Fences Act 1991
NSW

My fencer said that the fence can legally be anywhere up to 30cm either side of the boundary, but generally the pailings are installed on the boundary. Also, In the land…

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joannapaulp
Feb 01, 2011 8:47 pm


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