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snoofie
snoofie
10 May 2011

Roughly when do stairs go in?

Roughly when do stairs go in?
VIC

Yes, hopefully it won't be too long now until I can plant it!

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snoofie
May 10, 2011 2:48 am
snoofie
Gio
Gio
10 May 2011

paddock next to cascades on clyde

paddock next to cascades on clyde

Can't build near power lines. Don't think there's plan for new estate. On cascades, selandra and more estates on berwick cranbourne rd near Pasadena. This area near…

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Gio
May 10, 2011 9:09 am
Gio
Adrian008
Adrian008
10 May 2011

Staircase Help - what kind of material???

Staircase Help - what kind of material???
VIC

I'm pretty sure most "regular" staircases are pine frames with either carpet or a hardwood tread. I guess it depends on what type of…

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Adrian008
May 10, 2011 1:51 pm
gavin.first
gavin.first
10 May 2011

sub-division - land survey cost in Adelaide

sub-division - land survey cost in Adelaide
SA

hi everyone, i am at the final stage of sub-dividing a 780sm block in Adelaide. the surveyor wants to charge me about $2500 jsut to certify & mark the boundry, prepare…

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gavin.first
May 10, 2011 2:01 pm
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shonzilla
May 10, 2011 2:50 pm
shonzilla
SherWin
SherWin
10 May 2011

Damp Proof Course

Damp Proof Course

It should be the full width of the bricks. Any less and it creates a moisture bridge which defeats the…

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SherWin
May 10, 2011 5:36 pm
Trewman
Trewman
10 May 2011

Quarters, Cranbourne Building a Lindeman 28

Quarters, Cranbourne Building a Lindeman 28
VIC

Sure did :) This forum looks very informative especially been our first time

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Trewman
May 10, 2011 9:08 pm
snoofie
snoofie
10 May 2011

Henley Price Matrix

Henley Price Matrix
VIC

Could it be almost like an…

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snoofie
May 10, 2011 10:10 pm
snoofie
bashworth
bashworth
11 May 2011

New home builder - questions!

New home builder - questions!
VIC

if you are talking about building over a sewer in Frankston,Vic you apply to South East Water. Just go on their website and do a search for "Build over"

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bashworth
May 11, 2011 6:44 am
bashworth
NiMa
NiMa
11 May 2011

Solar Powered Electricity

Solar Powered Electricity
VIC

Hi Guys Thanks a lot for all replies and above calculation part which is very helpful. I already got few companies arranged for quotes. Will keep in touch.

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NiMa
May 11, 2011 8:58 am
kyton
kyton
11 May 2011

Can anyone help me with the tender?

Can anyone help me with the tender?
NSW

Cinder - this is a very old thread. From early 2010 I think?

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kyton
May 11, 2011 10:01 am
kyton
snoofie
snoofie
11 May 2011

Double-Dipping for Christmas?

Double-Dipping for Christmas?
VIC

Well.... it pays to have an intelligent, non-emotional discussion with your CSC stating your displeasure and the pressures/timelines you have to contend with! Our…

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snoofie
May 11, 2011 5:31 pm
snoofie
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
11 May 2011

Anyone build a house with Homebuyers Centre???

Anyone build a house with Homebuyers Centre???
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Hello everyone!!! @SirSnagger and Mishka85.. congrats on finally starting!!! :: Good luck with both of your constructions!!! Can't wait for ours…

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Sir Snagger
May 11, 2011 6:34 pm
Sir Snagger
Lot927
Lot927
11 May 2011

16K difference between EB and Wisdom Homes

16K difference between EB and Wisdom Homes
NSW

And since that post.. the saga grows... now I find out they tried to go out to our site unauthorised by stockland, when 4 weeks ago I gave them all the contact details…

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Lot927
May 11, 2011 8:41 pm
Lot927
Lot927
11 May 2011

Traditional Facades

Traditional Facades
NSW

Hi there are some wonderful looking facades out and about these days that come with a hefty price tag. Had anyone started with a traditional/basic facade and done your…

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Lot927
May 11, 2011 10:19 pm
MelNRob
MelNRob
11 May 2011

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes

P/D's - Double Stoery Homes
VIC

Hi Ilias, My other half and i did a knockdown and are building the Waldorf by PD. Our block was virtually flat but had…

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MelNRob
May 11, 2011 11:34 pm
bigranga
bigranga
12 May 2011

Travel costs quoted by builder

Travel costs quoted by builder
SA

I understand its a standard type of charge, and didn't even think much of it until a couple of our friends who had built in the area recently pointed out the cost and said…

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bigranga
May 12, 2011 8:53 pm
594Jessica
594Jessica
13 May 2011

$50,000 for site costs?? Are they kidding?

$50,000 for site costs?? Are they kidding?
VIC

Hi, We are building with them as well, in NSW. I just want to say your site cost is not high compare to ours. Ours is 45K for site costs (1 meter fall for the building…

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594Jessica
May 13, 2011 1:49 am
donuts
donuts
13 May 2011

Soapy water

Soapy water

when you say the tiles have silicon, what do you mean? is it extra silicon spilled on the tiles that looks messy? if so then the builder sounds like they are being lazy!…

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donuts
May 13, 2011 2:07 pm
donuts
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shonzilla
May 13, 2011 6:11 pm
shonzilla
bashworth
bashworth
13 May 2011

slab being poured in winter.....

slab being poured in winter.....
VIC

Just to get technical the worst weather for concreting is either below freezing or hot dry days. The chemical reaction of concrete actually generates quire a bit of heat.…

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bashworth
May 13, 2011 9:39 pm
bashworth
zoe's mama
zoe's mama
14 May 2011

Zoe's mama's build -moved in pics finally :D

Zoe's mama's build -moved in pics finally :D
WA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

thanks ladies I love my lawn ::lol:: just need hubby to get started on the deck ::study:: :lol:

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zoe's mama
May 14, 2011 1:43 am
CA3105
CA3105
14 May 2011

Scheduling Process

Scheduling Process
WA

Hi bashworth, From my experience, many Perth builders take up to 8 weeks to do the scheduling process, but it depends on your builder as some builders do things in…

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CA3105
May 14, 2011 4:01 am
bashworth
bashworth
14 May 2011

Anchoring steel columns - does this look ok?

Anchoring steel columns - does this look ok?
WA

Thats up to you Avion As for me I much prefer to be picky at the start as that sets the standard for the job. Back in the UK Drainage business we used to call it the…

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bashworth
May 14, 2011 7:31 am
bashworth
Starz
Starz
14 May 2011

The houses you wish you could build

The houses you wish you could build
VIC
1, 2

Call me weird but I would have loved a home with secret rooms, you know the kind that are cleverly hidden behind bookcases ::wink:: . I think it would be a hoot to have a door…

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Starz
May 14, 2011 10:03 am
Starz

S&G Carlisle Monaco 32 - HANDOVER 24/8

S&G Carlisle Monaco 32 - HANDOVER 24/8
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Sarah! Can you share the colours you used in the laundry please.....i love it! Tammy

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the country chook
May 14, 2011 12:09 pm
Ger1322
Ger1322
14 May 2011

TELSTRA CONNECTION AND TRENCHING

TELSTRA CONNECTION AND TRENCHING
VIC

yep same, let the builder take care of this one.. trench, conduit and cable up to 20mtr = $305..

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Ger1322
May 14, 2011 12:29 pm
Kayles
Kayles
14 May 2011

How long for bricks to be done?

How long for bricks to be done?
VIC

We only had one brickie and he took 12 weeks to do our 34sq double storey but he still has to do the window sills downstairs, blade wall & engineered retaining wall.

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Kayles
May 14, 2011 6:13 pm
BuilderPaul
BuilderPaul
14 May 2011

Whats the point of soil tests??

Whats the point of soil tests??
VIC

Sadly, you'll have to pay. They have followed the rules. paul

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BuilderPaul
May 14, 2011 7:32 pm
mgg
mgg
15 May 2011

Demolition, build, Relaxations and Contracts

Demolition, build, Relaxations and Contracts
QLD

Hi H1 all! We're just about to remove our old dumper and build new. Our builder is keen to get started - hence I'm under some pressure to determine the correct path…

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mgg
May 15, 2011 3:40 am
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
15 May 2011

Help needed with picking a grey

Help needed with picking a grey

http://www.art-paints.com/Paints/Acryli ... -Grey.html my walls were the nimbus grey b4 we changed it too the blue and i loved the grey,,had it for many years....and…

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trishcoastie
May 15, 2011 11:42 am
trishcoastie
squeakaz
squeakaz
15 May 2011

Sarking on the Roof

Sarking on the Roof
NSW

Thanks for the comments :) I shall be chasing it up with our SS

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squeakaz
May 15, 2011 12:19 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 May 2011

Slab pouring - should the garage be lower?

Slab pouring - should the garage be lower?
QLD

If your house is brick then the garage(& paths) will be -1C or 86mm lower( or 172mm for a 2 brick set down and multiples of 86mm )

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onc_artisan
May 15, 2011 1:46 pm
onc_artisan
rjg
rjg
15 May 2011

The sarking debate

The sarking debate
NSW
1, 2

Ours is the sherwood 42. We're probably edging towards 45 though with the grand alfresco & inside additions.. I thought if It was 2K I'd consider.. but 4K??!?! I could…

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rjg
May 15, 2011 1:58 pm
BuilderPaul
BuilderPaul
15 May 2011

new house wall knock down

new house wall knock down
VIC

Probably a good thing. They found they made a mistake and fixed it.

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BuilderPaul
May 15, 2011 5:33 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 May 2011

mouldy around windows

mouldy around windows

just wondering if anyone else has had windows installed with mould on the wood that goes around the glass and frame? if so, were there any problems…

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ECOECO
May 15, 2011 11:42 pm
ECOECO
chuffy
chuffy
15 May 2011

Sezza's Perth Build.. WE ARE IN!!!!

Sezza's Perth Build.. WE ARE IN!!!!
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

How exciting!! Yea, it is a big house :D Glad that the trouble you had were relatively minor!! Thanks for the light tips (do you mean an exterior light near…

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chuffy
May 16, 2011 12:10 am
chuffy
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
16 May 2011

Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!
VIC
1 ... 54, 55, 56

Hi there, we recently bought 2 off these cabnets off ebay but in a…

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Rudolf1980
May 16, 2011 12:39 pm
Rudolf1980
Kumar10
Kumar10
16 May 2011

New Riverton build with Carlisle!

New Riverton build with Carlisle!

Hi! Another update to my thread! PCI went well 2 weeks ago! Organised Settlement (which falls on to TODAY!) but was delayed due to some…

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Kumar10
May 16, 2011 5:48 pm
Jazzy4
Jazzy4
16 May 2011

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!

Building on a 2 meter slope block of land? Help!!
VIC

I'm on 570sqm. 1.9m front to back 500mm left to right. I had the block cut and leveled myself. 46 10tonne truck loads of soil removed at $200 each $9200 plus a $500…

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Jazzy4
May 16, 2011 7:11 pm
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
16 May 2011

6 * rating

6 * rating
VIC
1, 2

Downlights but only as in Halogen I take it you mean ????? I have LED downlights so I figure they wont affect my rating???? Not that it matters as we are about to move in…

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Dexterredcat
May 16, 2011 9:26 pm
Dexterredcat
studrz
studrz
16 May 2011

Costs to modify Henley floorplan?

Costs to modify Henley floorplan?
VIC

Thanks for the info huddo. Ive emailed them a quick question in relation to this and they said they are going to get in touch with the drafts people to see if it could be…

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studrz
May 16, 2011 10:20 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 May 2011

Neighbour wants our builder to clean

Neighbour wants our builder to clean
VIC

Your Builder, and you, are responsible for keeping the silt on your site. Don't know where you are but in Victoria its usual for Builders to erect silt fences on the low…

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bashworth
May 17, 2011 6:43 am
bashworth
Starz
Starz
17 May 2011

Payment and defects

Payment and defects

It may seem like you are paying for shoddy work during the build when they have cut corners or maybe done half of what should have been done, but if you delay progress…

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Starz
May 17, 2011 9:04 am
Starz
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
17 May 2011

Recycled Water Plumbing - CSC driving me crazy !!!!

Recycled Water Plumbing - CSC driving me crazy !!!!
VIC

thanks bashworth. well, my house hasnt been built yet, havent got any landscaping done by builder and with 6m at the back, there's not much room for a big garden. So I am…

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rajan_g4
May 17, 2011 11:07 am
rajan_g4
CC101
CC101
17 May 2011

Reccomend a Building Inspector Perth

Reccomend a Building Inspector Perth
WA

someone used houspect and they were happy

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CC101
May 17, 2011 6:18 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 May 2011

Automatic sliding gate will look stupid

Automatic sliding gate will look stupid
VIC

Hi there, I am being bullied by the fencing guy to install a sliding driveway gate. This means it will slide over my front entrance gate. He…

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ECOECO
May 17, 2011 11:56 pm
ECOECO
CA3105
CA3105
18 May 2011

Feedback on our loft plan

Feedback on our loft plan
WA

I'd ask them to reduce the width of the opening to the home cinema so that there's more wall that you can put in sliding doors across it at a…

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CA3105
May 18, 2011 1:35 am


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