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just Erin
just Erin
14 February 2011

Coming to build in Australia. Questions.

Coming to build in Australia. Questions.
QLD

hi taskman, seems very expensive the numbers you have posted. I'm not sure you have included the actual cost of buying block/plot of land. As you will be new to…

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just Erin
Feb 14, 2011 11:36 am
just Erin
Yellow
Yellow
14 February 2011

PD Contemporary Stairs

PD Contemporary Stairs
VIC

Hi Has anyone had build the below stairs in your…

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Yellow
Feb 14, 2011 2:47 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 February 2011

How long does it take to get site ready for slab?

How long does it take to get site ready for slab?
VIC

... but first it needs to comply with the compaction(penetration) test, then set out(a few hours depending on complexity), then dig the footings and thickenings(another…

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onc_artisan
Feb 14, 2011 5:32 pm
onc_artisan
ra_ja
ra_ja
14 February 2011

Builders warranty for 7 years and extra costs incurred

Builders warranty for 7 years and extra costs incurred
VIC

Adam, thanks for the reply, atleast can look forward to the new builder to provide a fair quote and take on the warranty.

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ra_ja
Feb 14, 2011 6:35 pm
westisbest
westisbest
15 February 2011

Ludo 02 with Urbanedge

Ludo 02 with Urbanedge
VIC
1, 2

Hi Guys, I am also building with Urbanedge in Truganina. Can you suggest anything I should watch out for ? Looks like they are good builders but I would be believing only…

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westisbest
Feb 15, 2011 10:09 am
Candylea
Candylea
15 February 2011

Provisional Sum Items - When do you pay them?

Provisional Sum Items - When do you pay them?
NSW

I guess dif builders have their own meanings of what is a provisional item then. Changing items from what is standard, to me that is a variation. :)

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Candylea
Feb 15, 2011 2:18 pm
Candylea
just Erin
just Erin
15 February 2011

Cal & Matt's PD Kensington in Doreen - bit of a rant

Cal & Matt's PD Kensington in Doreen - bit of a rant
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Guys that is terrible :( I really feel for you. I'd love to know if it's the concreter who tried to charge us…

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just Erin
Feb 15, 2011 9:17 pm
just Erin
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B STAR
Feb 15, 2011 9:56 pm
dsa39
dsa39
16 February 2011

Em&Jamies BAROLLO Finally some UPDATES and lots of pics!!!

Em&Jamies BAROLLO Finally some UPDATES and lots of pics!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hi Em I have been speaking with Barb who has used the same brick and to be honest I think your house looks fabulous. We will be using the same bricks we have seen a few…

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dsa39
Feb 16, 2011 7:01 am
dsa39
ring09
ring09
16 February 2011

Our Retreat - Free Moving Boxes to good home

Our Retreat - Free Moving Boxes to good home
VIC

If only we were in Victoria - :lol: I know they can be expensive to buy. Boxes have been taken - thanks for helping out.

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ring09
Feb 16, 2011 3:23 pm
ring09
bashworth
bashworth
16 February 2011

Getting cracks on the slab - Slab Poured last sep

Getting cracks on the slab - Slab Poured last sep

It depends on how big the cracks are. Most concrete cracks to some extent. The designers say the purpose of the reinforcement is to hold the cracks closed. So if the…

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bashworth
Feb 16, 2011 5:10 pm
bashworth
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
16 February 2011

Northerly Estate Community (Piara Waters) WA

Northerly Estate Community (Piara Waters) WA
WA

welcome!! im just over the road in newhaven. im 923 which is next to the school (we will be :))

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sharky55_shan
Feb 16, 2011 5:51 pm
sharky55_shan
pete and mala
pete and mala
16 February 2011

HELP HELP HELP US NEIGHBOURS

HELP HELP HELP US NEIGHBOURS
VIC

Thank you all for your help ::smile::

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pete and mala
Feb 16, 2011 7:46 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
16 February 2011

CiNnY's build with Henley- Backyard pics 31/1/11

CiNnY's build with Henley- Backyard pics 31/1/11
VIC
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Everything looks GREAT CiNnY :-D You have done an excellent job :: Cheers Steve & Jay

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Buttercup
Feb 16, 2011 8:23 pm
Buttercup
Theeded
Theeded
16 February 2011

Is this a rip-off for a price of a land in Melbounre ?

Is this a rip-off for a price of a land in Melbounre ?
VIC

Thx you everyone :o I've got my Land valuation from the Bank today. It comes out at $10K lower than what I am paying but $60K higher than the Council valuation ^^,)…

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Theeded
Feb 16, 2011 11:15 pm
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sharky55_shan
Feb 17, 2011 12:46 am
sharky55_shan
idea1974
idea1974
17 February 2011

Builder refuses to install alfresco gas point

Builder refuses to install alfresco gas point
WA

Thanks everyone for your advice. Luckily, some sanity prevailed and the builder has now agreed to put in a gas pipe, capped. :) We'll get a plumber out later to fit the…

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idea1974
Feb 17, 2011 3:25 am
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
17 February 2011

GARDEN TAPS

GARDEN TAPS
VIC

I have taps at the back of my house near my hot water system, if they are attached to your house they should be on your plans.. I also have two in the front ; Recycled and…

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Victoria_g06
Feb 17, 2011 7:32 am
Victoria_g06
westisbest
westisbest
17 February 2011

Arndell estate, Truganina - Stage 10

Arndell estate, Truganina - Stage 10
VIC

Hi , Ours is not part of an estate..jus a titled land by itself in truganina..construction will be starting in march.. So have you choosen ur builder ? when do u think ur…

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westisbest
Feb 17, 2011 9:25 am
Casa2
Casa2
17 February 2011

Is it worth having a p building inspection done and who????

Is it worth having a p building inspection done and who????
VIC

I got a building inspector. A very good move. They are impartial, accurate and can quote the relavent standard to stop the builder pulling the wool over your eyes. (By the…

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Casa2
Feb 17, 2011 9:28 am
avan
avan
17 February 2011

Building a Clarendon Home

Building a Clarendon Home
QLD

hey mate, we are planning to build a house from clarendon... we have spoken to the sales man and considered the basic features because of the price.. they showed us a…

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avan
Feb 17, 2011 9:32 am
Melina
Melina
17 February 2011

Cost Plus Building contract fees

Cost Plus Building contract fees

Well it seems it may not be a great idea unless the builder can give some kind of guarantee of a maximum price. Thanks for the comments

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Melina
Feb 17, 2011 2:36 pm
deehawk
deehawk
18 February 2011

Engineer's sample retrieval probe - $1350???

Engineer's sample retrieval probe - $1350???
WA

Thanks to_do_list. They only took two samples; one from the front left and the other from the right rear and then dug a little hole by hand in the centre of the block. …

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deehawk
Feb 18, 2011 10:00 am
yellowdieselgolf
yellowdieselgolf
18 February 2011

My new place - P7 It's mine!

My new place - P7 It's mine!
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

hmmmmmmmmm well that is a bit dodgey! i guess we're not as important once they have all the money from us :(

I really couldn't agree more, although…</p></div><div class=

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yellowdieselgolf
Feb 18, 2011 10:50 pm
yellowdieselgolf
CC101
CC101
18 February 2011

kitchen stone from builder or privately during construction

kitchen stone from builder or privately during construction
WA

we had our benchtops installed during constructions through a private mason. both parties were very amenable to it, the builder allowed access,…

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CC101
Feb 18, 2011 11:28 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
19 February 2011

Major reno in the 'burbs' - a quick Hi to all :)

Major reno in the 'burbs' - a quick Hi to all :)
NSW
1 ... 7, 8, 9

::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: Hiya SS! So glad the nasty neighbour is gone! What a victory! Hope you're keeping well! Cheers ::lol::

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MrsRose
Feb 19, 2011 9:24 am
MrsRose
1983yzb
1983yzb
19 February 2011

A big trouble for my slab

A big trouble for my slab

No, I just found it today. Maybe it has been there when the base stage finished. Anyway I will report it to supervisor. I do hope it is just a biscuit. Thanks very much.

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1983yzb
Feb 19, 2011 11:57 pm
chantizee
chantizee
20 February 2011

Aveling Homes - Individual Design

Aveling Homes - Individual Design
WA

Hi - My husband and I are also building in Henley Brook - we are waiting on titles as we speak and hope to have them by the end of May (2011) six months late but who's…

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chantizee
Feb 20, 2011 2:53 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
20 February 2011

Slab classification

Slab classification
VIC

Thanks. Do you know if there is any way I can be sure that the builder has supplied a P class rather than an A Class slab ? Do they look…

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to_do_list
Feb 20, 2011 7:02 pm
to_do_list
Smokey78
Smokey78
20 February 2011

Wrong brick colour... ?

Wrong brick colour... ?
VIC

Thanks for the advice everyone. The bricks are definitely from a different batch. I will have a chat to PD and see if they can get someone from Boral out.

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Smokey78
Feb 20, 2011 9:11 pm
Smokey78
westy
westy
20 February 2011

building 8/10 switch

building 8/10 switch
WA

Well that all sounds promising ruka. And getting keys to start painting is pretty cool. Maybe I will ask to do the same! Supposedly our PCI is in a week but I can't see…

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westy
Feb 20, 2011 9:30 pm
westy
qonyx
qonyx
20 February 2011

Mirvac Vista at Panorama Stage 4 Glenfield

Mirvac Vista at Panorama Stage 4 Glenfield
NSW

oh by the way check out the community photo gallery here http://www.connectionscd.com.au/ listed under panorama should give you a feel for what you are getting into

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qonyx
Feb 20, 2011 11:50 pm
qonyx
kpatch
kpatch
21 February 2011

Drop down ceiling.

Drop down ceiling.
VIC

Hey Sharky55_shan, Thanks for your help. They missed it, but you were right they fixed it really quick. Within two days it was up. It just needs painting now. I had…

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kpatch
Feb 21, 2011 12:11 am
Oldrocker
Oldrocker
21 February 2011

Boral Silkwood

Boral Silkwood

Hello Stormy Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Silkwood, and for moving my post to a more appropriate forum, much appreciated. cheers

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Oldrocker
Feb 21, 2011 10:13 pm
Roshi
Roshi
21 February 2011

Intro - Building PD Wembley 35

Intro - Building PD Wembley 35
VIC

Hi Jen, I just saw your post regarding the wembley 35. I am in the middle of the process in constructing a wembley 35 in South Eastern. Currently I am in the fixing…

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Roshi
Feb 21, 2011 1:23 pm
k2nsk
k2nsk
21 February 2011

Austral Brick pricing

Austral Brick pricing
VIC

Hi Abraham, If that's your culled list, choosing bricks sounds like a tough task! I took a look on the…

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k2nsk
Feb 21, 2011 3:16 pm
S&M
S&M
21 February 2011

planning permit

planning permit
VIC

and also, i just saw in my contract that i need to pay for electricity connection, telephone connection and gas connection roughly $100 each which is no problem but it…

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S&M
Feb 21, 2011 4:27 pm
S&M
razydog
razydog
22 February 2011

Anyone built with Cavalier homes in Qld?

Anyone built with Cavalier homes in Qld?
QLD

I know this is an old post...BUT DO NOT DO IT! Everything was so professional until the contract was signed, then it has just continued to go downhill.

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razydog
Feb 22, 2011 2:29 pm
adgn
adgn
22 February 2011

Building a house at Spring Farm

Building a house at Spring Farm
NSW

Congrats! When can you build?

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adgn
Feb 22, 2011 5:49 pm
Michelle
Michelle
22 February 2011

Colour Help Sorted Please!!!!!

Colour Help Sorted Please!!!!!

Since my original post I have been thinking maybe Dune should be the render colour and a lighter colour on the boards at the front,…

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Michelle
Feb 22, 2011 5:58 pm
Michelle
melting
melting
22 February 2011

Need help with who to build a 2-story house

Need help with who to build a 2-story house
WA

Thanks for the information, I will receive a quote off them I have recieved a quote from APG but i didnt know any other builders in…

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melting
Feb 22, 2011 11:45 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 February 2011

Knockdown Rebuild - Deciding and what you need to know..

Knockdown Rebuild - Deciding and what you need to know..
NSW

Mine said he could, but it would cost much more. Oh and by the way kbreboot, I'm just going to assume your name is Chris and you actually live in Victoria as your story…

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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 1:08 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
23 February 2011

PCV not conducted??!

PCV not conducted??!
ACT

Perhaps a discounted (read as FREE) upgrade to in wall batts of 1.5 or 2.5 may be in order?

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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 1:26 pm
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
23 February 2011

Building with Clarendon - Kenthurst / Kentville?

Building with Clarendon - Kenthurst / Kentville?
NSW

Oh - I also just wanted to ask how smoothly the process went for those of you building with Cl@rendon went.

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Carolleigh
Feb 23, 2011 2:04 pm
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Zinnober
Feb 23, 2011 8:44 pm
Bagheera
Bagheera
24 February 2011

Downlights supply and install cost - Perth Area

Downlights supply and install cost - Perth Area
WA

We have a friend supply and install for $60ea. But having enough trouble getting him to get time to do ours as he works for someone during…

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Bagheera
Feb 24, 2011 12:16 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
24 February 2011

How much extra did you pay on your fixed price contract?

How much extra did you pay on your fixed price contract?
VIC

Thanks for the replies. Is it normal to see so many conditions and exceptions in a "fixed price" contract? It's a "HIA New Homes Contract" if…

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Mclaren
Feb 24, 2011 9:35 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
Mclaren
24 February 2011

Rubble Driveway when building

Rubble Driveway when building
SA

Wow - $150 sounds much better!

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Mclaren
Feb 24, 2011 11:29 am
Mclaren


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