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Mrs P
Mrs P
7 January 2011

Trying to work out when work technically started

Trying to work out when work technically started

Thanks for that Belial. I've given up on using search tools. I fail miserably at them

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Mrs P
Jan 07, 2011 3:49 pm
oldgold
oldgold
7 January 2011

Building inspector recommendation pls (south of Perth)

Building inspector recommendation pls (south of Perth)
WA

Thank you Echo for the name and number, we'll give them a call on Monday. Hopefully, they will travel as far as Pinjarra. Cheers Building…

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oldgold
Jan 07, 2011 6:22 pm
Lex
Lex
8 February 2011

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Possible building defects? Advice please.

Busy with other jobs :shock: ... that's no excuse :evil: David, seems like you have a tough one on your hands - good luck with all of this! Please also don't get entangled into…

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Lex
Feb 08, 2011 7:02 am
Lex
downunder1811
downunder1811
9 January 2011

garage flooding when it rains

garage flooding when it rains

Its hard to get an idea of you problem without seeing photographs. It sounds to me as though your garage floor is close to or below the ground…

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downunder1811
Jan 09, 2011 10:07 am
Velouria
Velouria
9 January 2011

Slump in New Build Sales = Faster Build?

Slump in New Build Sales = Faster Build?
WA

Our builder hinted that with a softer market, there is less demand for tradies, so more available to choose from so therefore a quicker build. We will wait and see. Our…

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Velouria
Jan 09, 2011 2:17 pm
Velouria
jayw
jayw
9 January 2011

Builder to supply list of bushfire (BAL) requirements?

Builder to supply list of bushfire (BAL) requirements?
VIC

Hi cookiemonster, The house will definitely need to be compliant as the onus is on the builder, so if not done properly- it will all come back to them. They should be…

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jayw
Jan 09, 2011 3:12 pm
jayw
bella buterfly
bella buterfly
9 January 2011

Scott Park -City Beach Design

Scott Park -City Beach Design
WA

bed 3 is going to be used as store room for my husband,just the 2 of us now,my dad hasn't been well so have extended bed 2 for him so he can have a small lounge and more…

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bella buterfly
Jan 09, 2011 3:33 pm
bashworth
bashworth
9 January 2011

road for access

road for access
WA

Basically a condition of subdivision is that the subdivider constructs roads (also sewers and drains if required) at his costs. If you are expected to meet the…

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bashworth
Jan 09, 2011 3:58 pm
bashworth
Bundyrum
Bundyrum
9 January 2011

To render or not to render - that is the question...

To render or not to render - that is the question...
WA

All render cracks and it's not a cheap and easy fix - rendering is a skill. On the up-side its good because the paint seals your bricks which are porous. I would go for…

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Bundyrum
Jan 09, 2011 4:32 pm
joles
joles
9 January 2011

Voice recording meetings with builder

Voice recording meetings with builder

I'm just thinking of it from the employee's (not the company's) point of view. I'm not sure I'd like to be recorded when doing my job. :th: No particular reason, but I would…

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joles
Jan 09, 2011 6:39 pm
joles
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Best Site Supervisor - PD

Best Site Supervisor - PD
VIC

PM Hels, she had a good experience building with PD in SE Melb.

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 7:06 pm
LEDenthusiast
LEDenthusiast
11 January 2011

Downlights

Downlights

Hi Abraham, What type of connection does the current globe use?

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LEDenthusiast
Jan 11, 2011 9:46 am
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Contract Completion date reached still house not completed

Contract Completion date reached still house not completed

That's disappointing :( Just keep on top of them, I dont know why they tend to drag out the last part... they just do.

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 9:50 pm
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative Cooling

Use the "search" function... you'll find these threads... and many many many more ;) viewtopic.php?f=20&t=41088&hilit=evaporative+cooling

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 9:55 pm
Stormy
Stormy
9 January 2011

Kitchen

Kitchen

Hi Deborah, welcome to the forums! There is a fabulous thread full of inspirational ideas here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13838 I'll also move this topic to the kitchen forum!

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Stormy
Jan 09, 2011 9:56 pm
Stormy
Candylea
Candylea
10 January 2011

What can I claim for after building??

What can I claim for after building??

http://www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/Residents-(1)/Documents/Residential-Crossover-Specifications---Application.aspx I don't know how much it is - we got $180 from Cockburn…

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Candylea
Jan 09, 2011 11:50 pm
Candylea
mimi23
mimi23
10 January 2011

does a compaction certificate negate the need for peiring???

does a compaction certificate negate the need for peiring???
QLD

Hi Spooniguana, We are also in the same situation. It's actually a bit different to a standard cut and fill done by a builder, that would then require piers, we found out…

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mimi23
Jan 10, 2011 2:28 am
mimi23
the_milesy
the_milesy
10 January 2011

Access to site to do my own landscaping

Access to site to do my own landscaping

Hi, Why do you think the Bank wont release payment until the landscaping is done? Perhaps people can be explain it better based on your thinking? As the last poster…

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the_milesy
Jan 10, 2011 7:58 am
Reinsey
Reinsey
10 January 2011

Building Single or Double Storey - Land Not An Issue

Building Single or Double Storey - Land Not An Issue
VIC

I can totally relate to this... We were at contract stage for a double storey but cancelled for all sorts of reasons; difficult to heat and cool, getting on a bit so…

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Reinsey
Jan 10, 2011 12:52 pm
Reinsey
paddyandbeau
paddyandbeau
10 January 2011

Building Victorian or Provincial style

Building Victorian or Provincial style
NSW

Hi everyone! I am looking at purchasing a large block on the NSW south coast and am currently going through different builders to find a few plans and facades that I…

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paddyandbeau
Jan 10, 2011 3:09 pm
paddyandbeau
buildingwest
buildingwest
10 January 2011

Out of my depth!!!

Out of my depth!!!
VIC

Hi, Not sure exactly where you are building in the Macedon Ranges but it would also be worth finding out what the Bushfire Assessment Level for the location is. …

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buildingwest
Jan 10, 2011 4:29 pm
Bex
Bex
10 January 2011

Dennis family homes: all cleaned and heaps of pictures yay

Dennis family homes: all cleaned and heaps of pictures yay
VIC
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Hi Sooty, I adore your house! We are hopefully going to build with DFH in Kyneton this year and it was so good to read about your experiences with them. I spent the…

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Bex
Jan 10, 2011 5:35 pm
Ari
Ari
10 January 2011

Richo's C@r@w@y in Doreen - I'M IN!!!!!

Richo's C@r@w@y in Doreen - I'M IN!!!!!
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Just caught up on your thread. The house looks great!

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Ari
Jan 10, 2011 7:07 pm
Casa2
Casa2
10 January 2011

House under Construction used by builder as Display house??

House under Construction used by builder as Display house??
VIC

My builder showed several people through my house while it was under construction. I had no problem with it. Actually, probably made the builder try harder since they were…

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Casa2
Jan 10, 2011 9:26 pm
selina2106
selina2106
10 January 2011

AVJ - Anyone know the process

AVJ - Anyone know the process
NSW

We are also building with AVJ, started procedings in June and only went to council the week before xmas. Colour appt. was 16 weeks ago and it took them this long to get…

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selina2106
Jan 10, 2011 9:36 pm
tim the toolman
tim the toolman
11 January 2011

Homes Now- Hallbury Homes

Homes Now- Hallbury Homes

I used to be a Franchise Manager in a previous business before Hallbury joined NBG and can tell you - and I haven't caught up with the owner for quite a while - that he is…

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tim the toolman
Jan 11, 2011 8:23 am
jazzymac
jazzymac
11 January 2011

Help with external colours

Help with external colours
WA

Well I somehow stumbled upon the Colourbond site where they have an online visualiser. Think I may play with some colours and hopefully some decisions will be made :D

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jazzymac
Jan 11, 2011 9:38 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
11 January 2011

New lower prices in 2011 - volume builders?

New lower prices in 2011 - volume builders?
VIC

Wow - i never saw the dining room like that? Will your kids not be eating at the same time? Maybe put doors on the Rumpus - this may make it feel more of a closed off…

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Pinchy
Jan 11, 2011 9:45 pm
Helyn
Helyn
12 January 2011

Initial deposit - refund conditions?

Initial deposit - refund conditions?

We did a house/land package in SA - paid the deposit of $2000 before land titled to stake our claim, as it were - then we went ahead with contract for house and were then…

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Helyn
Jan 12, 2011 8:00 am
Helyn
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
12 January 2011

Where can I see Classic Cream in Sutherland, NSW?

Where can I see Classic Cream in Sutherland, NSW?
NSW

There is a stratco on oak rd kirrawee opposite the bowling club

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pedro.lyn.josh
Jan 12, 2011 10:13 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
13 January 2011

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary Wall Leaking-Need Advice!

Neighbour's Garage on Boundary Wall Leaking-Need Advice!
VIC

Thanks Artisan, I will let our neighbour know. He is currently considering placing a ag pipe on our property.

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blessedpeople
Jan 12, 2011 11:08 pm
blessedpeople
tandytech
tandytech
13 January 2011

MVH Homeshare Codes

MVH Homeshare Codes
QLD

Just an FYI to those who use MVH. There is a brand new forum website for MVH, http://www.mvh-forums.com. The devs have said in chat that they will be responding to…

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tandytech
Jan 13, 2011 8:35 am
beck88
beck88
13 January 2011

P and J constructions?

P and J constructions?
VIC

In the process! But honestly do not have a bad word about them!!! Go to their cascade on Clyde rd display!!! Good…

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beck88
Jan 13, 2011 12:53 pm

We've had a few days off due to the floods in South East Queensland but South Side of Brisbane has been largely unaffected which has been fortunate for us. The weather has…

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kungfucamel
Jan 13, 2011 3:38 pm
springtime
springtime
13 January 2011

WE NEED ADVICE, PLEASE HELP!

WE NEED ADVICE, PLEASE HELP!
NSW

Hi Just Erin, The only thing they said was surface drainage, when I made further enquiries, I understood that's what they mean...the thing is anything extra they do there…

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springtime
Jan 13, 2011 3:39 pm
yarravillian
yarravillian
13 January 2011

Building a period home (Victorian) in Melbourne

Building a period home (Victorian) in Melbourne
VIC

I know this thread is years old, but if you are still registered, I'd love to hear how you went building your period home. I am currently thinking of doing the same in the…

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yarravillian
Jan 13, 2011 3:40 pm
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
13 January 2011

Which is better, Timber frame or Steel Frame ?

Which is better, Timber frame or Steel Frame ?
NSW

As an owner who's had both (timber and steel framed roof) I'd strongly recommend going the timber route. Why? (In my experience) - insulation and other things like roof…

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BuildlingPerth
Jan 13, 2011 6:40 pm
BuildlingPerth
Carmel
Carmel
13 January 2011

Our little corner of paradise: Keys Thursday, Moving Friday!

Our little corner of paradise: Keys Thursday, Moving Friday!
1, 2

Oh you are breaking my heart! Good luck with everything, and I hope it all turns out better than you could dream it. Carmel xo

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Carmel
Jan 13, 2011 7:51 pm
Carmel
selina2106
selina2106
13 January 2011

Building our Mirvac Granton in 2010

Building our Mirvac Granton in 2010
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Sorry Dannielle, I havn't been on here for a while... You're in, that's fantastic! Hope all is going well, would love to see some moved in pics :D Pregnancy is going well…

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selina2106
Jan 13, 2011 10:36 pm

Little update for anyone who's following... this weekend we descend into the depths of horsehair hell again to complete the strip of the old house (except for existing…

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Micklou
Jan 14, 2011 8:03 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 January 2011

Looking for floorplans similar to this! Recommendations pls

Looking for floorplans similar to this! Recommendations pls
WA

Head to some display villages. I'm sure I saw plenty of places that would suit your needs. Most builders would be happy to make minor adjustments to the house anyway. …

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the_milesy
Jan 14, 2011 8:23 am
bec1981
bec1981
14 January 2011

Lock up to completion - Help please??

Lock up to completion - Help please??
WA

Hubby spoke with the building supervisor yesterday and he said approx 8 weeks after tiling ("but don't hold me to that") lol. He also said that there is a delay with the…

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bec1981
Jan 14, 2011 10:56 am
the_milesy
the_milesy
14 January 2011

Building Timeline

Building Timeline
NSW

If your builder uses the HIA standard contract its Schedule 1 section 1. The builder is allowed to apply for extensions to the contact time for weather etc. But you…

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the_milesy
Jan 14, 2011 12:50 pm
khjat
khjat
15 January 2011

IXL Tastics vs. Other brands

IXL Tastics vs. Other brands

Glad to hear wertmezer. If we didn't want silver ones, we would have gone with those too as that is what our friend recommended and he has them also.

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khjat
Jan 15, 2011 11:58 am
khjat
handmick
handmick
14 January 2011

The Warwick's Henley Lexington Q1 993

The Warwick's Henley Lexington Q1 993
VIC

Hi David, How's your build progressing? We are on holiday in S.A so not really sure what is happening internally on ours....brickies put off bricks over chrissy cos HH…

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handmick
Jan 14, 2011 3:08 pm
handmick
Rebecca1983
Rebecca1983
14 January 2011

Rebecca1983 - the end is in sight!

Rebecca1983 - the end is in sight!
1, 2

It is getting close now!!!!! Patio went up over the Christmas break, will be in our new house in 4-6 weeks. No set date yet, but this is where we are up to -Completely…

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Rebecca1983
Jan 14, 2011 3:11 pm


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