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Temporary fencing - is it a legal requirement?

Temporary fencing - is it a legal requirement?

Hi All, I'm Aware this is an old thread However I just want to put the knowledge out there that is Council Law across Victoria to have temporary fencing in place while…

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ANAJAK TEMP FENCE
Jul 06, 2011 5:21 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
6 July 2011

Off centre front door and other issues help

Off centre front door and other issues help

Ok, thanks for the feedback. However, they say they won't be stopping construction and will be continuing with the sheet on Monday. Sadly this is a builder where you…

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gelatiii
Jul 06, 2011 5:33 pm
darrell81
darrell81
6 July 2011

darrells house build [so nearly finished]

darrells house build [so nearly finished]
QLD

thanks chippy.no the builder did all the fixout and did a pretty good job as well.i added a few niches and cutouts in the internal walls which the builder didnt…

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darrell81
Jul 06, 2011 6:27 pm
Thalian72
Thalian72
6 July 2011

Can council demand extra set-back on corner block?

Can council demand extra set-back on corner block?
SA

The argument that houses don't always have doors directly facing the street on non-corner blocks is irrelevant because the access to the front…

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Thalian72
Jul 06, 2011 11:21 pm
sij
sij
6 July 2011

The Hammond Park SRK-NK Home

The Hammond Park SRK-NK Home
WA

More Take Less Give Just started dealing with NAB mobile banker she says all land and construction pre approved. Get land settled for a price then a few weeks later went…

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sij
Jul 06, 2011 11:47 pm
lina7604
lina7604
7 July 2011

L shape bench top with waterfall

L shape bench top with waterfall
VIC

Hope this helps. I have cropped the pic and made it bigger (I think). The join goes from the corner at the back to the front of the bench.…

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lina7604
Jul 07, 2011 1:06 am
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
7 July 2011

We are Moved In and unpacked: Almost in a month!

We are Moved In and unpacked: Almost in a month!
1, 2, 3, 4

Still in ♥ with that stone, wish it wouldn't clash with my floors!

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MrsGreen
Jul 07, 2011 9:56 am
MrsGreen

Building The Zesk 003 with Urban Edge

Building The Zesk 003 with Urban Edge
VIC

our base price on the Uber was $204,300 with upgrades $244,000 then colors up another $3600 we haven't done electrical yet but I'm expecting it to be another $2000 so…

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lasttimehopefully
Jul 07, 2011 2:54 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
7 July 2011

Footings Variation

Footings Variation
SA

It's a real bugbear when developers try to sneak one past customers and builders on developments in which the regional geology/topography is essentially a flood plain and…

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cmhamilton
Jul 07, 2011 5:40 pm
avion
avion
7 July 2011

Best value two storey building method with a custom design ?

Best value two storey building method with a custom design ?
WA

Averna homes do some beautiful stuff and might suit your brief. We were very close to signing with them, but due to finances ended up with with a large project builder…

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avion
Jul 07, 2011 10:25 pm
avion
building1
building1
8 July 2011

Austral Chestnut Bricks!!

Austral Chestnut Bricks!!
VIC

Hi everyone, We just chose Homestead Tan with our builder, M. I have taken a picture of the bricks at the Lynbrook display centre (Vic) see…

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building1
Jul 08, 2011 9:35 am
Bam
Bam
8 July 2011

Austral Homestead Tan (New Range)

Austral Homestead Tan (New Range)
VIC

Aaaahhhh our Austral debarkle comes up all over again ::hyst:: We put aside 15000 bricks with Austral so that we could build our home. Unbeknown to us, they didnt have any more…

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Bam
Jul 08, 2011 2:21 pm
Bam
orangepool
orangepool
8 July 2011

HELP!fencing panels taken by the rubbish removalists!

HELP!fencing panels taken by the rubbish removalists!

It's the builder's responsibility The contractors the builder hired took down the panels, other contractors the builder hired took them away…

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orangepool
Jul 08, 2011 2:56 pm
ybsubloc
ybsubloc
9 July 2011

Building with AV Jennings - Piazza250 Signature

Building with AV Jennings - Piazza250 Signature
NSW

I built with AVJennings Homes - A Nightmare experience. I have been motivated to setting up a web page which is still under development.

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ybsubloc
Jul 09, 2011 9:42 am
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
9 July 2011

Lis’ Santorini – DAH - We've moved in!

Lis’ Santorini – DAH - We've moved in!
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Congrats, Lis :) Oh, isn't that tiny hole in the cabinet for the dishwasher plug an absolute PITA?!?! It took us a couple of DAYS to get it installed, cos we were running…

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Oceanus2
Jul 09, 2011 1:21 pm
KAN
KAN
9 July 2011

Cost of Relaxation of Easement in the Sutherland Shire

Cost of Relaxation of Easement in the Sutherland Shire
NSW

Hi Sounds obvious, did you look at the councils website. Most councils will have a list of fees (normally pages and pages of them LOL) Good luck K

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KAN
Jul 09, 2011 3:25 pm
Muzz78
Muzz78
9 July 2011

Bushfire/Flood zone in The Ponds

Bushfire/Flood zone in The Ponds
NSW

Hi Just wondering if you ended up purchasing your land at Blackthorn 2?

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Muzz78
Jul 09, 2011 8:55 pm
Ariana82
Ariana82
9 July 2011

Infiniti - New Haven - Landscaping

Infiniti - New Haven - Landscaping
WA
1 ... 14, 15, 16

It's crazy to see how all of you have had your houses completed in the 16 months we have waited just for titles! We even swapped builders to dreamstart who have been…

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Ariana82
Jul 09, 2011 10:16 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
10 July 2011

New build in Harrisdale: can't get Internet?

New build in Harrisdale: can't get Internet?
WA

A lot of new estates aren't building the infastructure to get adsl etc. We live in a new estate and can't get it and the area we are building in doesn't have it either. We…

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Tamara1975
Jul 10, 2011 7:41 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
10 July 2011

Can we organise to have a power pit constructed ourselves???

Can we organise to have a power pit constructed ourselves???
VIC

If you live in vic you and call SP ausnet I did subdivision and used them

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pattycake4
Jul 10, 2011 3:10 pm
tinkster
tinkster
10 July 2011

Percentage increase including post contract variations

Percentage increase including post contract variations
NSW

Lol @ boson! We are probably at 60-70%, I'm not game to work it out!

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tinkster
Jul 10, 2011 10:15 pm
tinkster

Hi Guys just working out how to post up the pics of our lovely home and how well it is going. Here you go ::kiss::

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lowcocustomz
Jul 10, 2011 10:24 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
11 July 2011

Bricks selection

Bricks selection
NSW

I went out and viewed all 3 of these brands. For what was in our ranges of these, PGH had the best selection (colour, exposure grade, and look of brick) to choose from for…

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kdgirl
Jul 11, 2011 2:56 pm
slvl
slvl
11 July 2011

Site Costs with Allworth

Site Costs with Allworth
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Guys, Thanks for the loads of information. I have just got a land in The Ponds (13m frontage) and looking to build Concerto from Allworth. Today i paid $500 and asked…

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slvl
Jul 11, 2011 3:30 pm
Kishimojin
Kishimojin
11 July 2011

Any one building in Darley Victoria?

Any one building in Darley Victoria?
VIC

Hi Miry, Our site costs came in at just over $19K. $50,000 from AV Jennings does sound like a bit of joke.

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Kishimojin
Jul 11, 2011 4:09 pm
Kishimojin
alycemdunn
alycemdunn
11 July 2011

Building with Eden Brae - Questions

Building with Eden Brae - Questions
NSW

Rox.. Depends on where your land is at? If they have done the peg out etc.. If so should start pretty quickly after.. Our file went into contruction on May 11 and land was…

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alycemdunn
Jul 11, 2011 7:39 pm
ESB
ESB
11 July 2011

What is a monolithic raft style slab?

What is a monolithic raft style slab?
QLD

These days that description would get you a waffle pod slab. 20 years ago it would have got you a 100mm slab with localised thickening at the…

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ESB
Jul 11, 2011 8:25 pm
ESB
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
11 July 2011

Site costs on block of land with fall

Site costs on block of land with fall
VIC

We've been quoted just over $13k for site costs, but that also includes the brick walls for our walkout basement. Our block slopes 9m in total from front to rear, with…

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HomeAngels
Jul 11, 2011 9:49 pm
HomeAngels
Team PD
Team PD
12 July 2011

Porter Davis Baldwin VS Creswick

Porter Davis Baldwin VS Creswick
VIC

Dear All, Anyone experience with building with porter Davis for Baldwin or Creswick design ? Any input which one do you think is better in…

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Team PD
Jul 12, 2011 10:19 am
Team PD
handmick
handmick
12 July 2011

Can anyone recommend a fridge?

Can anyone recommend a fridge?
VIC

thanks Sue, I remember seeing Matt walker talking bout his along time ago. I'll do a search.

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handmick
Jul 12, 2011 11:02 am
handmick
alt0160
alt0160
12 July 2011

idea options for the house

idea options for the house
VIC

It wont hurt to ask, you may be pleasently surprised. Our builder has allowed us to purchase and supply a number of things, one of which is a custom made cavity sliding…

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alt0160
Jul 12, 2011 12:04 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
12 July 2011

Rain Days - Mostly Internal Work Remaining

Rain Days - Mostly Internal Work Remaining

Yeah they can if it is too wet/muddy to get access to your house and also for tradies to run extension leads from generators/air compressors in utes/vans into your house…

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Phillshz
Jul 12, 2011 3:00 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
12 July 2011

INTERNET in Lyndarum Estate: Epping

INTERNET in Lyndarum Estate: Epping
VIC

Try checking out the Aurora/Lyndarum (Epping) thread - there is a lot of discussion in ISP's and internet in there.

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cmhamilton
Jul 12, 2011 3:05 pm
deb17
deb17
12 July 2011

Anyone built with Bentley Homes, Vic?

Anyone built with Bentley Homes, Vic?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Our SS came out today and fixed our shower screens, thank's Brad, the guy from the shower place couldn't do it properly, we really appreciate that sort of service, he is a…

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deb17
Jul 12, 2011 5:34 pm
tempura
tempura
12 July 2011

More solid slab when built in Winter - Post your thought !!!

More solid slab when built in Winter - Post your thought !!!

my 2 cents.... I agree with winter being the best time to pour a slab (1) Moisture in the air is higher , therefore less evaporation from the…

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tempura
Jul 12, 2011 6:16 pm
tempura
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
12 July 2011

Building in Aubin Grove, WA

Building in Aubin Grove, WA
WA

glad to hear that they have actually finished your build, but not that it took so long. now you can sit back and enjoy ur new home. ::lol::

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gabbybuild10
Jul 12, 2011 7:28 pm
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luvlee79
Jul 12, 2011 9:19 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
13 July 2011

Christmas Clause....need some help....feeling ripped off!

Christmas Clause....need some help....feeling ripped off!
VIC

Whoever you spoke to from the HIA is 100% wrong there - of course they have holiday close-down period which constitutes one of the "reasonable delays" they can factor…

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cmhamilton
Jul 13, 2011 8:39 am
alt0160
alt0160
13 July 2011

Help! Last minute colour selection crisis!!!

Help! Last minute colour selection crisis!!!
NSW

You could scan the black and white picture of the front elevation of your house and paint the colours you have chosen onto it, using paint/photoshop etc. I had to do that…

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alt0160
Jul 13, 2011 11:04 am
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 July 2011

wall oven stack - how high is microwave

wall oven stack - how high is microwave
WA

Hi CC, I suppose it depends on how tall you are?? I calculated mine out and our microwave will be at 1300mm as well. My wife is 5'3" and so any higher would have made…

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Eskay40
Jul 13, 2011 2:01 pm
Eskay40
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
13 July 2011

Paying a $$ Deposit at tender stage?

Paying a $$ Deposit at tender stage?
VIC

See http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17201

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zeitgeber
Jul 13, 2011 5:00 pm
zeitgeber
CC101
CC101
13 July 2011

BUILDING WITH REDINK_WE HAVE A PRESTART DATE!!! YIPPY!

BUILDING WITH REDINK_WE HAVE A PRESTART DATE!!! YIPPY!
WA

i went through builder for my kitchen cabinets. did not bother to get quote from outside.

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CC101
Jul 13, 2011 5:49 pm
zord
zord
13 July 2011

HELP anyone give dep with NBG 4 double storey b/w Feb-Mar?

HELP anyone give dep with NBG 4 double storey b/w Feb-Mar?
VIC

Hi, I am looking for anyone that paid their $1,000 initial dep with National Builders Group to build a double storey home? We paid in Dec and then took the extra charge…

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zord
Jul 13, 2011 9:45 pm
essilou
essilou
13 July 2011

Removal of spoil

Removal of spoil
NSW

Thanks for the replies everyone. We chose to cut slab by .514m and introduce 2 steps from hall onto garage floor. We were advised approx 130 tonnes will need to be…

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essilou
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