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Oceanus2
Oceanus2
15 October 2011

Your advice please... getting out of a contract

Your advice please... getting out of a contract
SA

The seller has NO right to ask for Proof. Where did you get that bit of garbage from ? Banks are NOT obligated to disclose their reasons (if the…

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Oceanus2
Oct 15, 2011 9:55 pm
broncos4eva
broncos4eva
15 October 2011

Land Registration Delay.. Costing us $$$

Land Registration Delay.. Costing us $$$
NSW

Hi Day Dreamer, How did you go with Eden Brae and what is the latest you have heard regarding your land registration? My wife and I have also bought a block of land at…

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broncos4eva
Oct 15, 2011 10:34 pm
michellemaz
michellemaz
16 October 2011

Carlisle Bellmore 39 or 43?

Carlisle Bellmore 39 or 43?
VIC

Hello everyone, We have signed up with Carlisle to build the Bellmore on our land in Mount Waverley and we are very happy to be starting the process. We are currently…

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michellemaz
Oct 16, 2011 12:43 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
16 October 2011

Water Tank

Water Tank
QLD

Hi, I recently purchased a bushmans tank. They have plastic tanks and are all states except wa. I got a 22,500 litre tank for about $2250.

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buildingwest
Oct 16, 2011 10:25 pm
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Rousehill5
Oct 17, 2011 12:26 am
Shrinivasa
Shrinivasa
17 October 2011

copying house designs

copying house designs

totally understand somewomen. Not fair at all. all your ideas... thats the annoying part. Flattery would be fine if it was just 1-2 things but hellooooo

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Shrinivasa
Oct 17, 2011 11:18 am
Picketty
Picketty
17 October 2011

How much roughly did it cost to paint your house (Perth)

How much roughly did it cost to paint your house (Perth)
WA

If you have RAC membership you can get 30% off Solver paint, saved us a fortune when we did ours.

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Picketty
Oct 17, 2011 12:23 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 October 2011

TV antenna installation

TV antenna installation
NSW

I'm in the eastern suburbs of melb and rang melbournetvantennas they quoted $150 just to come out!! mr.antenna $99 I have 80% reception digital…

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chrisandkate
Oct 17, 2011 12:59 pm
willcres
willcres
17 October 2011

Wall paint : Bristol Aria Ivory, Mosaico or Canvas Cloth??

Wall paint : Bristol Aria Ivory, Mosaico or Canvas Cloth??
NSW

Thanks, Paul23...:) Yes, the kitchen is open plan and has 2 stackers sliding doors.

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willcres
Oct 17, 2011 1:12 pm
willcres
bashworth
bashworth
17 October 2011

Rectifying defects with written letter

Rectifying defects with written letter
VIC

The red dots are only a convenience for the builder so they remember which defects you (and your inspector notice). The normal process for PCI is that the builder…

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bashworth
Oct 17, 2011 4:30 pm
bashworth
luke81
luke81
17 October 2011

Double Storey or Single Storey

Double Storey or Single Storey
1, 2

We have lived in both and I would definitely go single. Save your money. We found whenever we wanted to get things done at the house it cost more. ie Getting air cond…

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luke81
Oct 17, 2011 6:09 pm
libby
libby
18 October 2011

What cost estimate were you given per m2 for extending?

What cost estimate were you given per m2 for extending?
NSW

just bumping this up as I would also be interested to know how much everyone has paid to extend their plans.

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libby
Oct 18, 2011 2:03 pm
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kdgirl
Oct 18, 2011 8:49 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
18 October 2011

Building in Spring Farm, Riverside, The Views - Saville 25

Building in Spring Farm, Riverside, The Views - Saville 25
NSW

We have built 2 homes with them.. the last one was the Chesterfield Grand in Fern Bay Newcastle... because of the great design and steel frame we managed to sell it…

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Hanson61
Oct 18, 2011 9:13 pm
stevio
stevio
19 October 2011

Pipe in Cabinet and Sink Problem

Pipe in Cabinet and Sink Problem
VIC

Thanks for the comment and advice guys. I really appreciate it. I'm going to ask them to replace it, hope it all goes well on Thursday.

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stevio
Oct 19, 2011 1:05 pm
NatalieM
NatalieM
19 October 2011

Additional costs for underpinning after contract signing

Additional costs for underpinning after contract signing
VIC

After signing the contract, our builder now throws an additional cost of $20k for underpinning neighbour's carport. They say that due to the retaining wall, the carport…

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NatalieM
Oct 19, 2011 4:14 pm
sydbuild
sydbuild
19 October 2011

Is paying a deposit before getting bank approval normal?

Is paying a deposit before getting bank approval normal?
WA

I just wanted to bump this thread to see how you went with this. We are in a similar position. We have preapproval and are meant to be signing our contract tomorrow. We…

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sydbuild
Oct 19, 2011 7:29 pm
CA3105
CA3105
19 October 2011

Neighbour build his garage on boundary line

Neighbour build his garage on boundary line
SA

As previously mentioned by dons80, if the council has approved the boundary wall then he is within his rights to build it as per the council approved plans. He will be…

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CA3105
Oct 19, 2011 8:24 pm
RitK11
RitK11
20 October 2011

Anyone building with Lifestyle Homes???

Anyone building with Lifestyle Homes???
WA

Its the first time i am building so just wanted some help. We are have a pool in the garden, the pool isn’t that big say half the garden now we were looking to put…

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RitK11
Oct 20, 2011 1:06 pm
RitK11
RitK11
20 October 2011

Garden Limestone advice/help

Garden Limestone advice/help
WA

Its the first time i am building so just wanted some help. We are have a pool in the garden, the pool isn’t that big say half the garden now we were looking to put…

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RitK11
Oct 20, 2011 1:09 pm
take2
take2
20 October 2011

Springfield Lakes - QLD

Springfield Lakes - QLD
QLD

We have been in Brookwater the last 3yrs renting then building we love the area, I agree with the above posts about Augustine Heights, Is great now Masters Hardward has…

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take2
Oct 20, 2011 1:52 pm
take2
building1
building1
21 October 2011

Do you lock your water tap while building?

Do you lock your water tap while building?
VIC

Our first water bill wasn't much (mostly connection) and I think in some instances the builder covers it? Come to think of it we haven't had one since ::hyst:: Not going to be…

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building1
Oct 21, 2011 12:05 pm
btherl
btherl
21 October 2011

EAVES SHORTENED BY BUILDER??? WHAT THE!!!

EAVES SHORTENED BY BUILDER??? WHAT THE!!!
VIC

Builder has already made some significant changes without our consent or knowledge so we are in the process of getting those…

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btherl
Oct 21, 2011 3:22 pm
btherl
thattime
thattime
21 October 2011

PGH Hamilton - Anyone using them?

PGH Hamilton - Anyone using them?
NSW

Hello, We're currently going over our brick options for a new house build... and trying to find something that's in the standard range. We need to select a PGH brick and…

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thattime
Oct 21, 2011 10:14 pm
thattime
Lex
Lex
22 October 2011

wrong soil test wrong footings

wrong soil test wrong footings
VIC
1, 2

Hey Ruby52550, how are you going with all of this nightmare? I realy feel for you (: (and now I've read almost the whole thread and realised that I sounded as if I'm…

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Lex
Oct 22, 2011 9:06 pm
Lex
kkurni
kkurni
22 October 2011

Anyone ever built the Burbank Stoneleigh without the void?

Anyone ever built the Burbank Stoneleigh without the void?
VIC

Hi, How do you go? Do u get any picture? I also planning to build the standard base stoneleigh. How much do you get for the base and the credit promotion Thanks

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kkurni
Oct 22, 2011 9:41 pm
sanjam
sanjam
23 October 2011

great online paint tool x 2

great online paint tool x 2
SA

Hi All, Found this info on a USA website (unfortunately have lost link ) but did save the instructions to a great online paint tool...: Easy RGB. It will let you find out…

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sanjam
Oct 23, 2011 6:41 pm
selina2106
selina2106
23 October 2011

Help! Where do I stop my paint colour?!

Help! Where do I stop my paint colour?!
NSW

Ok I think I see the problem. interesting dilemma. hmmm. :th: You might have to add a bulkhead or something that defines the end of the…

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selina2106
Oct 23, 2011 9:49 pm
brixnmorter
brixnmorter
24 October 2011

Smart Wiring - HELP!!!

Smart Wiring - HELP!!!
VIC

Thanks Paul - I am slowly getting my head around this!

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brixnmorter
Oct 24, 2011 10:54 am
rojak1
rojak1
24 October 2011

FRAME: Is this accetable?

FRAME: Is this accetable?
VIC

instead of just saying " I don't think this meet the building standard" which in fact most of us probably don't know, you may say " I don't think this is holding up…

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rojak1
Oct 24, 2011 10:59 am
theshining
theshining
24 October 2011

Building with Allworth Homes - Waterford Compact

Building with Allworth Homes - Waterford Compact
NSW

Hi Guys, First time long time here. I am at the quotation/tender stage of buliding a new home with Allworth Homes. We are building the Waterford Compact. Does anybody…

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theshining
Oct 24, 2011 10:59 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
24 October 2011

fiber optic quote for williams landing estate

fiber optic quote for williams landing estate
VIC

Here's a list of Telstra Velocity estates, and I couldn't find Williams Landing…

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zeitgeber
Oct 24, 2011 11:33 am
zeitgeber
babysaurs
babysaurs
24 October 2011

What would you change to our plan?

What would you change to our plan?
SA

Thankyou for you ideas every one:) There is a linen cupborad behine the shower in the ensuit but there will be one when there is a 3 way bathroom anyway so will remove…

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babysaurs
Oct 24, 2011 11:55 am
Buttercup
Buttercup
24 October 2011

Average email reply times

Average email reply times
VIC

HELP PLEASE!!!!!! I am going to settle my land in 1st of Nov and I bought it through real estate agent. Couple of weeks back, I went to land…

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Buttercup
Oct 24, 2011 12:59 pm
Buttercup
cbboyz
cbboyz
24 October 2011

Working Drawings

Working Drawings
VIC

Can anyone recommend someone that can do working drawings for me. The person that did my orginal working drawings really stuffed them up and my builder, who has already…

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cbboyz
Oct 24, 2011 4:31 pm
wildorchid
wildorchid
24 October 2011

Dechellis furniture???

Dechellis furniture???

I loved it when I walked into that house...... And then I sat on it......and got straight up!

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wildorchid
Oct 24, 2011 9:36 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
25 October 2011

Provisional site costs: temporary fencing $3500??? WA PERTH

Provisional site costs: temporary fencing $3500??? WA PERTH
WA

Put the $$$'s toward permanent fencing. My builder doesn't use temporary fencing, don't know how he gets away with it because every other builder in the area has to erect…

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HappyCamper_au
Oct 25, 2011 7:17 am
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lwdon1
Oct 25, 2011 11:15 am
bashworth
bashworth
25 October 2011

"New Home Presentation" inspection - What to look for?

"New Home Presentation" inspection - What to look for?
VIC

You may find the oven, cooktop and cooker hood missing. Often these aren't fitted until Handover day. The new Guide to PCI's includes many of…

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bashworth
Oct 25, 2011 4:35 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
25 October 2011

Advice, Tips, Ideas Wanted

Advice, Tips, Ideas Wanted
SA

If you are buying the block now but not building for a while this link will take you to some tips about the block boundary pegs. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?cat=26

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bashworth
Oct 25, 2011 6:05 pm
bashworth
johnlong
johnlong
25 October 2011

Cost of powerpoints etc by builder PERTH

Cost of powerpoints etc by builder PERTH
WA

although what can you do if the builder charges that much...

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johnlong
Oct 25, 2011 11:47 pm

Hi all I am looking at the fencing options and really like the look of the fence shown in the pic below. I am considering this for my front fence and around the house…

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rajan_g4
Oct 26, 2011 1:07 am
rajan_g4
Onebuild
Onebuild
26 October 2011

Septic Systems

Septic Systems
WA

Hi I'm just organizing the same thing at the moment, my builder uses Biocycle which they use because it gets past most councils. I'm using Ecosafe instead as there are no…

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Onebuild
Oct 26, 2011 10:17 am
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
26 October 2011

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

You can withhold progress payment, as long as you're prepared to pay the daily interest incurred. I've withhold frame…

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zeitgeber
Oct 26, 2011 11:46 am
zeitgeber
JoH
JoH
26 October 2011

Building in Tuart Ridge Baldivis

Building in Tuart Ridge Baldivis
WA

So my crazy hectic life, means I totally forgot about this forum, adding photo's etc. Quick update - its really lucky my family are building for me as we have to be out of…

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JoH
Oct 26, 2011 12:28 pm
gogo65
gogo65
26 October 2011

Downpipes - plastic or colorbond?

Downpipes - plastic or colorbond?
NSW

Not sure where you are located, but I believe in nsw it is now compulsory to have round plastic downpipes, something to do with the flow etc

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gogo65
Oct 26, 2011 2:37 pm
gogo65
B STAR
B STAR
26 October 2011

A technical problem needs answer

A technical problem needs answer
SA

usually you can just remove the fence and you the garage wall as your new fence. Sometimes the garage maybe 100mm inside the boundary so you have still have a fence.…

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B STAR
Oct 26, 2011 2:48 pm
willcres
willcres
26 October 2011

Laminate White Natural Finish OR Formica Snowdrift gloss?

Laminate White Natural Finish OR Formica Snowdrift gloss?
NSW

Oh, ok, how much is the different between snowdrift & poly, KAN ? I'll send you PM again then...

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willcres
Oct 26, 2011 9:55 pm
willcres

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