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Eskay40
Eskay40
19 March 2011

Garage wall height on boundary

Garage wall height on boundary
VIC

Yes, our estate had a max 3.0m average height requirement as well otherwise we needed permission from all and sundry. They dropped the garage by about 86mm to make that…

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Eskay40
Mar 19, 2011 3:03 pm
Eskay40
bicko123
bicko123
19 March 2011

Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights

Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

hi Kratos. i started off using 3mm then thought the space…

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bicko123
Mar 19, 2011 5:51 pm
rebeccaT
rebeccaT
19 March 2011

New build - Adelaide Mk II, Statesman Homes

New build - Adelaide Mk II, Statesman Homes
SA
1, 2

Hi grapevine, we are in the Barossa too!!!! I would love to see your plans and hear more about how it is going.

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rebeccaT
Mar 19, 2011 7:19 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
19 March 2011

Should I sign the contract or wait

Should I sign the contract or wait
VIC

dont sign, if you dont trust them now - it can only get worse when they have your signature

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Lunchtime
Mar 19, 2011 8:56 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
20 March 2011

3 Month Maintenance Report...

3 Month Maintenance Report...

Thanks for everyones replies.. I listed many things, I hope they fix some if not all. I sent my report back and got a letter response saying they received it and someone…

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Cooped07
Mar 20, 2011 12:09 am
Cooped07
darrell81
darrell81
20 March 2011

Building the M3tric0n Newhaven at Shell Cove

Building the M3tric0n Newhaven at Shell Cove
NSW

the newhaven is a beutiful home.we have a showhome near us and looked into it but couldnt afford the house.lovely design and its huge.good luck

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darrell81
Mar 20, 2011 12:45 pm
outwest
outwest
20 March 2011

Andy_Min- Frame Delivered

Andy_Min- Frame Delivered
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

andy_min......can you tell me how much per metre the lap and cap fence cost you? Does that guy do a lot around the ponds/rouse hill????? thanks

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outwest
Mar 20, 2011 3:48 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 March 2011

Thinking about buildin first home ..

Thinking about buildin first home ..
NSW

Hi there is already lots of info on this site if you use the search function. Here is some information on typical additional costs. Its Melbourne but many things will be…

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bashworth
Mar 20, 2011 6:19 pm
bashworth
SteveFitzpatrick
SteveFitzpatrick
20 March 2011

Irregular block. How to build? Please advise

Irregular block. How to build? Please advise
VIC

Why not get a custom home design? That will give you the best possible outcome for your block including orientation and solar passive design.

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SteveFitzpatrick
Mar 20, 2011 8:13 pm
chook07
chook07
20 March 2011

Building a Hamilton 279

Building a Hamilton 279
QLD

Hi Angela...I was going to ask some of the same questions as RaryGirl. All the best

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chook07
Mar 20, 2011 10:55 pm
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Victoria_g06
Mar 21, 2011 7:29 am
Victoria_g06
Davesteph
Davesteph
21 March 2011

Building in Hocking with Kerdels

Building in Hocking with Kerdels
WA
1, 2, 3

We are very happy that we made the decision to change builders, even though it looks like there are a number of very happy customers with Kerdell's. Our site block was…

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Davesteph
Mar 21, 2011 11:40 am
willcres
willcres
21 March 2011

Metricon Site Costs

Metricon Site Costs
NSW

HI All, Looking for some help on site costs. I have recently received a Preview Estimate from ***** on a Liberty 40, on a 721sq block in…

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willcres
Mar 21, 2011 11:49 am
willcres
Lex
Lex
21 March 2011

Contract Signing

Contract Signing
VIC

Also, after contract signing, there are some things that most of project/volume builders would generally not change, even if you pay lots more for…

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Lex
Mar 21, 2011 12:06 pm
Lex
Mrs P
Mrs P
21 March 2011

Colour Selection (Black tiles ?)

Colour Selection (Black tiles ?)
VIC

On the furnishing thing. I am no expert but wouldn't you be more restricted with colours having black floors than beige?

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Mrs P
Mar 21, 2011 3:46 pm
deb17
deb17
21 March 2011

Paint mistake - who should pay?

Paint mistake - who should pay?
NSW
1, 2

Great news, one less thing to worry about. You were right and they knew it and I agree feature walls do not cost that much anyway.

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deb17
Mar 21, 2011 4:15 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
21 March 2011

What should i do? Who is responsible for the unaccounted day

What should i do? Who is responsible for the unaccounted day

Depends o what is in your contract... Or 32 weeks starts from once slab has been laid (a little cheeky I think)

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kdgirl
Mar 21, 2011 5:40 pm
Davesteph
Davesteph
21 March 2011

Changes after pre start in WA

Changes after pre start in WA
WA

We started with their Vale design, flipped the back over and changed a few other things. We are trying to down size and also allow for enough room on the left hand side of…

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Davesteph
Mar 21, 2011 6:37 pm
doogs82
doogs82
21 March 2011

Rough price difference between lockup and finished stages.

Rough price difference between lockup and finished stages.

Thanks for that guys, I would assume there would be a little difference between lockup living and a large open garage space, but I guess I will see when the time…

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doogs82
Mar 21, 2011 7:21 pm
lilizzy7
lilizzy7
21 March 2011

Can't contact the developer for approval. What do I do?!?

Can't contact the developer for approval. What do I do?!?
WA

Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I spent all day today on the phone to the Shire, the surveyors, the planners and the solicitors listed on the covenants. No one knew…

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lilizzy7
Mar 21, 2011 8:01 pm
edscl
edscl
21 March 2011

Building Amberlea with S1monds - Facade advice appreciated

Building Amberlea with S1monds - Facade advice appreciated

do you have an independent site inspector or are you using the simonds one? I would be getting them to fix it

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edscl
Mar 21, 2011 10:40 pm
edscl
tuberose
tuberose
21 March 2011

Lustrious Elm - Help?

Lustrious Elm - Help?
SA

Thanks Erin. Yes, one would think it would not be that hard, or too much to ask seeing how much all the other bits and pieces have cost us in this kitchen. I think we will…

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tuberose
Mar 21, 2011 11:00 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
22 March 2011

Redishades - where ?

Redishades - where ?
VIC

Eltham Bunnings had them a few months ago and so did Geelong Bunnings!

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CiNnY
Mar 22, 2011 9:25 am
Team PD
Team PD
22 March 2011

How prompt your PD CSC response to your calls/emails?

How prompt your PD CSC response to your calls/emails?
VIC

Hi chatdm, It's good to see you on the forum! I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing difficulties contacting your CSA. I would like to help you out as best I…

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Team PD
Mar 22, 2011 10:26 am
Team PD
Jovi0990
Jovi0990
22 March 2011

M & D's Stamford - random bits and pieces.

M & D's Stamford - random bits and pieces.
VIC

Just random bits and pieces from our last visit to the site.…

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Jovi0990
Mar 22, 2011 12:27 pm
Jovi0990
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Rudolf1980
Mar 22, 2011 12:57 pm
Rudolf1980
daopok
daopok
22 March 2011

When your neighbour wont agree on the boundary fence.

When your neighbour wont agree on the boundary fence.

I think if you provide them with 3 quotes then they have to agree to one esp if the fence is within the councils rules. Re: retaining wall - the…

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daopok
Mar 22, 2011 3:03 pm
chad22
chad22
22 March 2011

"Its just the vibe of the thing!" House With A Difference :)

"Its just the vibe of the thing!" House With A Difference :)
SA

hey guys my partner and i are building our first home! we are 23 and still living with the folks so cant wait to get out into our own space! We have come up with our own…

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chad22
Mar 22, 2011 4:08 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
22 March 2011

Metro Homes Qld

Metro Homes Qld
QLD

oops, a bit late on reply, but we are in Brisbane.

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xBeanie
Mar 22, 2011 4:33 pm
chad22
chad22
22 March 2011

Creating house plans online

Creating house plans online
SA

yeh, look its a pretty good program to play with the layout and get your head around the plan. but i think a freehand drawing will get a much better response on here!…

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chad22
Mar 22, 2011 5:14 pm
fekish
fekish
22 March 2011

Different floors of new home

Different floors of new home

I think split level homes are really quite a good layout, whereas in normal two story homes you have the segregation of upper and lower levels,…

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fekish
Mar 22, 2011 7:37 pm
fekish
Bonze
Bonze
22 March 2011

Clarendon Homes - Melbourne - Any feedback?

Clarendon Homes - Melbourne - Any feedback?
VIC

Thanks "nothappy!". After several long years we are still trying to get Clarendon Homes to fix things, and now they've lost our file and all documents. The attached case…

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Bonze
Mar 22, 2011 8:06 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
22 March 2011

What to watch out for during frame stage?

What to watch out for during frame stage?

Not frame exactly, but you might want to go thro this thread for future inspections viewtopic.php?f=31&t=33984 Good luck withh the build.

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rajan_g4
Mar 22, 2011 10:34 pm
rajan_g4
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
23 March 2011

Neighbour Input

Neighbour Input
NSW

Have passed on all the comments, info and advice to my friend who is so thankfull for the support and input from everyone. While I have been posting my friend has been…

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stratastruggler
Mar 23, 2011 9:52 am
B STAR
B STAR
23 March 2011

Rear garage question? your thoughts

Rear garage question? your thoughts
VIC

get rid of the standard door and put a 3 meter roller door in. If you go bigger you need to go for heavy duty door and also need thicker t-bar which is great but cost…

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B STAR
Mar 23, 2011 12:01 pm
bella buterfly
bella buterfly
23 March 2011

Storm Water Drainage - connection

Storm Water Drainage - connection

Hi Yellow,Had to go thru neighbours as well,now have to put in our own stormwater tanks,we are planning to do this ourselves after handover,were a long time away from that…

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bella buterfly
Mar 23, 2011 2:51 pm
GroovyOne
GroovyOne
23 March 2011

Advice on Solver "Designer White" Please help!

Advice on Solver "Designer White" Please help!
WA

We have chosen Designer White for our skirting, architraves & internal doors also. Hope it will be ok! We will be having 'parchment' on all internal walls. Going…

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GroovyOne
Mar 23, 2011 4:22 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
23 March 2011

Matching windows and fascia with Colorbond colours

Matching windows and fascia with Colorbond colours
VIC

I am having same problem,I have decided to go colourbond bushland roof and gutters windows white birch[colour is lighter than classic cream…

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wertmezer
Mar 23, 2011 5:25 pm
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Mr & Mrs M
Mar 23, 2011 8:05 pm
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donuts
Mar 23, 2011 8:13 pm
donuts
Dazed&Confused
Dazed&Confused
23 March 2011

Building in Sunbury

Building in Sunbury
VIC

Hey Sidewinder, How much fall is across the land? I just purchased a block in Jackson Hill with about 4m over the entire block and about 2m over the build area. The…

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Dazed&Confused
Mar 23, 2011 8:32 pm
zerowq
zerowq
23 March 2011

Help ! Three storey design / chose a custom builder

Help ! Three storey design / chose a custom builder

I have been kept an eye on this forum for years. It finally reaches a stage that I am going to build my own house. I got a block of land in the Wyndham Harbour estate in…

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zerowq
Mar 23, 2011 10:18 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 March 2011

Does frame stage include roof truss?

Does frame stage include roof truss?

Yes the frame stage includes the roof trusses. it only usely takes a couple of days to build the roof so it could well have gone on since your last visit. Might be a good…

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bashworth
Mar 23, 2011 10:37 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
23 March 2011

Independent inspection before handover or not?

Independent inspection before handover or not?

If you decide to do it yourself there is some advice here and links to checklists: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=296 Regards

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bashworth
Mar 23, 2011 10:47 pm
bashworth
CA3105
CA3105
24 March 2011

Render colour opinions

Render colour opinions
WA

I don't have photos but I am a Prestart consultant with a builder so I help people nut out their home colours every day. My suggestion would be the Shale Grey render with…

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CA3105
Mar 24, 2011 2:54 am
CA3105
CA3105
24 March 2011

Colourbond "bushland" or "Dune" on render? Pictures?

Colourbond "bushland" or "Dune" on render? Pictures?
WA

Hi Elly189, If you see them in real life, Dune definitely has cream undertones, not at all grey or blue. Bushland is a green/grey colour. I'm guessing your roof is…

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CA3105
Mar 24, 2011 3:46 am
Bondi Beach House
Bondi Beach House
24 March 2011

Advice for building a home office/guest room in the backyard

Advice for building a home office/guest room in the backyard
NSW

Thanks for that, Still finding conflicting information on cavity vs no cavity. Would prefer none to save on space. Now I'm just worried about any issues when building to…

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Bondi Beach House
Mar 24, 2011 10:34 am
joles
joles
24 March 2011

Eaves

Eaves
VIC

Can anyone tell me an approx cost per meter for eaves? A friend was told quoted $4000 and another $2000 for a very similar…

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joles
Mar 24, 2011 6:55 pm
joles


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