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hihilyn
hihilyn
25 May 2011

Gracious living, Deemro homes or Revolution homes?

Gracious living, Deemro homes or Revolution homes?
ACT

I am also looking to buy in Bonner as well, has anyone used Ruiz Construction?

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hihilyn
May 25, 2011 9:49 pm
tstr1a
tstr1a
25 May 2011

Let down!!!

Let down!!!
1, 2

I've never understood this way of thinking. Builders have to make money yeah or they would be going broke. Sure going through a…

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tstr1a
May 25, 2011 10:03 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 May 2011

Building

Building
NSW

Pre start deposit is normally 5% Main reason for extra cost are site costs if the ground is worse than expected from the site investigation, and removal of rock boulders…

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bashworth
May 25, 2011 10:13 pm
bashworth
newbuilder1
newbuilder1
26 May 2011

HELP! am I over-reacting?

HELP! am I over-reacting?
SA

Thanks for all the support guys. so far things are back ontrack and found out through the gyprockers that our builder doesnt have any gyprock contractors atm thats why…

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newbuilder1
May 26, 2011 11:51 am
Casa2
Casa2
26 May 2011

Stage payments - when is payment due?

Stage payments - when is payment due?
NSW

Most builders back office have no idea where you're up to. They may just work to what was planned or just send it out early to avoid getting too far ahead in the build. I…

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Casa2
May 26, 2011 12:55 pm
deb17
deb17
26 May 2011

Evaporative cooling - 3rd party or builder?

Evaporative cooling - 3rd party or builder?
VIC

Climate Choice Heating & Cooling Heating Appliances & Systems - Campbellfield, VIC 10 Salvatore Drv, Campbellfield VIC 3061, Australia 0425 844 595 The owners name is…

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deb17
May 26, 2011 1:41 pm
karry327
karry327
26 May 2011

Our Eden Brae Saville with a twist! - Painting's started!

Our Eden Brae Saville with a twist! - Painting's started!
NSW
1, 2, 3

Oh no McLaren, you poor thing! I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't do my weekly wander through the house :::

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karry327
May 26, 2011 2:47 pm
karry327
bashworth
bashworth
26 May 2011

how to find storm water easement in my property

how to find storm water easement in my property
NSW

This link describes how to read a title plan http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=393 The page also links to another article about easements.

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bashworth
May 26, 2011 5:38 pm
bashworth
SherWin
SherWin
26 May 2011

Brick Demolition and Rebuild Costs

Brick Demolition and Rebuild Costs

Thanks for your info chrisandkate...... We were thinking along similar lines for brickwork....... plus of course the bricks. Demolition will be the worse case scenario…

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SherWin
May 26, 2011 5:42 pm
bonner
bonner
26 May 2011

any one building house with Renaissance Homes in ACT ?

any one building house with Renaissance Homes in ACT ?
ACT

Hi Is any one building house with Renaissance homes in ACT ? Any feedback reviews ? I am considering Renaissance homes.

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bonner
May 26, 2011 6:33 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
26 May 2011

Independent building inspector?

Independent building inspector?
VIC

Hi zappel, You book in prior to inspections and organise a wk prior to each stage! You can get unto 6 we got the standard 3! You need to organise this with your SS prior…

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mel_mox
May 26, 2011 7:44 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
26 May 2011

Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?

Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?
NSW

There are special resins that have hi flow characteristics and 'glue' the crack sides together. Once a slab has cracked and the tension has been released (shrunk during…

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onc_artisan
May 26, 2011 8:31 pm
onc_artisan
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
26 May 2011

My final house plans (version 287...)

My final house plans (version 287...)
1, 2, 3

Hi Barker I have just read though your posts with interest as we are also custom designing. Like you, we have changed the design many times and now we are just tweaking…

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dreamcometrue
May 26, 2011 8:56 pm
dreamcometrue
Bryan111
Bryan111
26 May 2011

Sherridon/Abey/AHB Homes - Is any one else having problems?

Sherridon/Abey/AHB Homes - Is any one else having problems?

We have really bad experience building a Home&Land package with Sherridon Home. Project delayed. No Communications and the worst thing was they early invoicing, so the…

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Bryan111
May 26, 2011 9:35 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
27 May 2011

BUILDING OUR FIRST HOME WE NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

BUILDING OUR FIRST HOME WE NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
VIC

Hi headake, how did you get on with the inspection yesterday? What did Darren say about it when he saw it?

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Mclaren
May 27, 2011 2:01 pm
Mclaren
redh
redh
27 May 2011

Advice on external building materials please

Advice on external building materials please

Thanks Arcadia. You're right - I am after energy efficiency. I'm building in Melbourne where I don't think double brick houses have been built since the 40's or 50's. I…

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redh
May 27, 2011 3:24 pm
Team PD
Team PD
27 May 2011

Anyone heard of PLACES HOMES LAND LIFE builder???

Anyone heard of PLACES HOMES LAND LIFE builder???
1, 2, 3, 4

Places Homes teams up to create dream design portfolio Just wanted to share some Porter Davis news with you, we will be undertaking a brand…

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Team PD
May 27, 2011 3:55 pm
Team PD
Team PD
Team PD
27 May 2011

any one building with porter davis

any one building with porter davis
VIC

Places Homes teams up to create dream design portfolio Just wanted to share some Porter Davis news with you, we will be undertaking a brand…

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Team PD
May 27, 2011 3:58 pm
Team PD
Excited to Build
Excited to Build
27 May 2011

Timberlike blinds?

Timberlike blinds?
WA

Thanks so much, I did think about the heat/cool factor but we are putting in reverse cycle so figure we'll be ok ;) Thanks again, am not afraid to go for it now!!

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Excited to Build
May 27, 2011 5:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 May 2011

Site cut & fill costs

Site cut & fill costs
VIC

Some people are overcharged but in a lot of cases the main concern is may be just that they are paying more than they expected. If you are concerned the best way is to…

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bashworth
May 27, 2011 5:59 pm
bashworth
kyton
kyton
27 May 2011

Anyone building with an infilled slab?

Anyone building with an infilled slab?
NSW

We are in Newcastle as well - in the 1 in 100 too. Our options were to build on bearers and joists, on a very thick slab or import fill then retain and pier extensively.…

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kyton
May 27, 2011 6:25 pm
kyton

For anyone who is interested, here is the finished product, our lovely house! We've been in for almost 3 weeks now and are loving it. Have got grass and I think I have now…

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retreat dreamer
May 27, 2011 8:00 pm
amydaz
amydaz
27 May 2011

3 month maintenance; when should it be done?

3 month maintenance; when should it be done?

Hi all, Im in the same situation with my builder. I had handover in Nov last year and gave them my 3 month maintenance list in February 2011. I have had about half of…

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amydaz
May 27, 2011 10:06 pm
dh_builder
dh_builder
28 May 2011

Builders insurance claims for accidental damage

Builders insurance claims for accidental damage
QLD

Owner supplied items are covered once they are actually installed. I may try to contact the insurer, which is through the MBA, but I wanted to see what first-hand…

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dh_builder
May 28, 2011 9:47 pm
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newbie*
May 28, 2011 9:58 pm
leow
leow
29 May 2011

Alex's Iris 4 - we've been framed!!

Alex's Iris 4 - we've been framed!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks Alex88. Wish you will happy and enjoy your new house :)

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leow
May 29, 2011 12:54 am
leow
leow
29 May 2011

Sherridon Homes-The Brooksville

Sherridon Homes-The Brooksville
VIC

Anyone out there build with them and particular this house design? Or anyone want to share their experience building with Sherridon. Look forward your comment?

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leow
May 29, 2011 1:00 am
chatz
chatz
29 May 2011

Henley.....Monterey or Lexington.....which do you prefer????

Henley.....Monterey or Lexington.....which do you prefer????
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I don't know why you are all arguing over the Monterey or the Lexington, when clearly the Talise is the better plan :) If only there was a display, then we could see what…

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chatz
May 29, 2011 10:28 am
-Jess-
-Jess-
29 May 2011

Our custom build in Devonia Park Pakenham

Our custom build in Devonia Park Pakenham
VIC
1 ... 21, 22, 23

How is your house going !!?? Any piccies to share ??! :D

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-Jess-
May 29, 2011 11:10 am
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venno
May 29, 2011 12:17 pm
powinc
powinc
29 May 2011

House plans knocked back at council

House plans knocked back at council

Just met with our builder and he suggested trimming the eaves to 450mm and reducing the internal north wall by 300mm. My wife doesn't seem to mind too much, so I think…

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powinc
May 29, 2011 3:39 pm
powinc
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mattcaza
May 29, 2011 3:58 pm
srichz
srichz
29 May 2011

Building contract signed, switching plans..feasible?

Building contract signed, switching plans..feasible?
WA

Hi Amandaander, Sorry forgot to check my other posts. Yes thank God they allowed us to change house plans and lot size but the downside is we lost the free aircon and…

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srichz
May 29, 2011 5:02 pm
Charles Ferguson
Charles Ferguson
29 May 2011

Brisbane raised narrow lot - Does anyone make a design?

Brisbane raised narrow lot - Does anyone make a design?
QLD

My partner and I have been searching for two months now trying to find a house design to suit our block. The block itself is 405m2, with a 10m…

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Charles Ferguson
May 29, 2011 8:15 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
29 May 2011

House Plan Blowout

House Plan Blowout
VIC

Your plan is quite similar to ours - link to my plan is here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=42334&start=160 Ours was originally a Montrose 36 (Carlisle Homes), it's now almost 39sq…

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Pinchy
May 29, 2011 10:40 pm
boughtablock
boughtablock
30 May 2011

Building at My Home and The River, Logan Village. Anyone?

Building at My Home and The River, Logan Village. Anyone?
QLD

Hi There, I've been stalking these forums for a while, reading up on all the tips and do's and don't in the intitial stages of contract signing etc. We went for a drive…

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boughtablock
May 30, 2011 12:19 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
30 May 2011

Building the Sorrento with Dechellis

Building the Sorrento with Dechellis
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi Sorrento - back again - who did the landscaping for you - was it the chap the developer told you to call?

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Mclaren
May 30, 2011 4:10 pm
Mclaren
humble
humble
30 May 2011

Bricks, can't decide Austral Hawthorn or Newport?

Bricks, can't decide Austral Hawthorn or Newport?
1, 2

Of course ::cool:: (that was my point about 10 posts back.) so the markup (12%) should be consistent (over whatever base rate)…

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humble
May 30, 2011 4:48 pm
tstr1a
tstr1a
30 May 2011

Price of category 8 brick for Porter Davis Prestige

Price of category 8 brick for Porter Davis Prestige
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I’m building a Waldorf which is 45sq (extended garage) and these were the prices Cat 2: $1,806 Cat 6: $7,434 Cat 7: $7,644 Cat 8: $16,100 Refer to this thread…

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tstr1a
May 30, 2011 4:56 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
30 May 2011

UPDATED PICS IN BLOG - MOVED IN -Our Perth Hills Pole Home

UPDATED PICS IN BLOG - MOVED IN -Our Perth Hills Pole Home
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

We have finally moved in! Approx move in date was 5 April, we are absolutely loving our new home and living in the area. It's such a pretty…

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kerry-ann
May 30, 2011 5:42 pm
kel
kel
30 May 2011

Fold down style clothesline

Fold down style clothesline
NSW

Thanks for your response. Do you stall clothesline before laying the turf or after?

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kel
May 30, 2011 8:52 pm
vtac82
vtac82
30 May 2011

advise please? Build time. Letter said July and now October

advise please? Build time. Letter said July and now October
VIC

thanks guys, really appreciate your help. Contract says 270 days with allowance of 10 days weather, 55 days for weekends for public holiday & 45 days for 'other delays of…

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vtac82
May 30, 2011 9:57 pm
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
30 May 2011

Dee's Build by the beach... Finally!

Dee's Build by the beach... Finally!
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

:: :: ::celeb:: ::celeb:: yay, that's great!!! hope the rain doesn't slow the build down too much. glad they fixed the wonky wall. they will prob have the roof on by the end of next week ::lol::

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gabbybuild10
May 30, 2011 10:24 pm
boughtablock
boughtablock
31 May 2011

Your Favourite residental area in Brisbane?

Your Favourite residental area in Brisbane?
VIC

I actually live in the southern end (and am hence building down that way - close to my work etc), but have been to display homes here there and everywhere. To be honest,…

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boughtablock
May 31, 2011 8:51 am
snoofie
snoofie
31 May 2011

Perhaps a stupid question...

Perhaps a stupid question...
VIC

Yeah, I think that's what will be required - bugger of a job with all those panes of glass!! ::dizzy::

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snoofie
May 31, 2011 8:34 pm
snoofie
Bam
Bam
31 May 2011

Energy assessment cost

Energy assessment cost

Ours was $140.... might do it again though as we changed a lot of things

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Bam
May 31, 2011 8:40 pm
Bam
bashworth
bashworth
31 May 2011

Slabs Down - Holes Cut .... Stage Inspector Contacts Melbour

Slabs Down - Holes Cut .... Stage Inspector Contacts Melbour
VIC

Look like holes for drainage and drainage traps. As far as the builder is concerned better too big a hole than too small. By the look some of the holes have mainly been…

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bashworth
May 31, 2011 9:03 pm
bashworth
snowy76
snowy76
1 June 2011

Building Delays with Scott ParK Homes

Building Delays with Scott ParK Homes
1, 2, 3, 4

We are also building with SPH. Very frustrating, I am in the building industry myself & I know how slow work is at the momment. You would think that with the amount of…

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snowy76
Jun 01, 2011 12:00 am
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
1 June 2011

Beware shonkster renderer !!!!

Beware shonkster renderer !!!!
VIC

Getting work done from friends or family (or friend-of-a-friends) always ends in tears!

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rockabilly_kid
Jun 01, 2011 11:00 am
rockabilly_kid

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