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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
BCJ
BCJ
24 February 2011

Require some guidance - garage opening to side of house

Require some guidance - garage opening to side of house
WA

I don't THINK we will have to reverse a car out each time. As we have extended the Garage to be 600 wider, and we also own 2 small cars (Carolla, and Getz) so we should…

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BCJ
Feb 24, 2011 5:56 pm
BCJ
take2
take2
24 February 2011

Invisigard

Invisigard

Had crimsafe in previous house, Invisigard in this, can't tell the difference. Its all really just a deterrent. Cheers Lou

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take2
Feb 24, 2011 6:59 pm
take2
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
24 February 2011

External Colour Selections in a Hurry - Please HELP!

External Colour Selections in a Hurry - Please HELP!
SA

Seems to me you've got most of it figured out already :) I think if you're aiming for the colours in the picture, then the surfmist garage should be OK :) Keep the garage…

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higherdestiny
Feb 24, 2011 8:38 pm
sheznay
sheznay
24 February 2011

Elect Bills.

Elect Bills.
WA

yes apparently it's ours. I didn't even think about it until they asked for the account numbers. I think the funny thing, is I pay a disconnection fee and then a…

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sheznay
Feb 24, 2011 8:55 pm
sheznay
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
24 February 2011

builders have changed siteworks - what do i do??

builders have changed siteworks - what do i do??
WA

there is also a slope to the build area of maybe 900mm. originally the sales guy said that you have to build up x amount of height above the higest peak of rock, so how…

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gabbybuild10
Feb 24, 2011 11:29 pm
building1
building1
24 February 2011

Any good display homes/village to visit in Melb?!

Any good display homes/village to visit in Melb?!
VIC

Hi Just wondering if anyone can give me an update on display homes in melbourne? I'm from the country and planning a day trip. Would love to visit…

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building1
Feb 24, 2011 11:46 pm
donR
donR
25 February 2011

About Wall Cavities and Flashings in Brick-Veneer

About Wall Cavities and Flashings in Brick-Veneer
NSW

Not sure, I think he has never put sarking/tyvek on brick veneer walls, only with 1st floor cladding. Though he now tells me the brick layers don't have a problem with it,…

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donR
Feb 25, 2011 9:34 am

Slowly getting there?

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shonzilla
Feb 25, 2011 2:02 pm
shonzilla
Mclaren
Mclaren
25 February 2011

Removal of soil - costs

Removal of soil - costs
SA

We got the job done by the chap who did the trenches - $1000 cash!! :z: Gotta be happy with that!

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Mclaren
Feb 25, 2011 3:48 pm
Mclaren
King willy
King willy
25 February 2011

Pre mix render & waterproof additives ???????

Pre mix render & waterproof additives ???????
VIC

Hi all Im intending rendering the single skin wall in my garage. I got boscot pre mix render (just add water). Because Ive had water coming in through the wall I want to…

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King willy
Feb 25, 2011 8:14 pm
King willy
evelyng
evelyng
26 February 2011

Modified Sorrento - Dechellis Homes

Modified Sorrento - Dechellis Homes
SA
1, 2

Hellooooooooooo ? Anybody there ?

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evelyng
Feb 26, 2011 12:03 pm
evelyng
Titch101
Titch101
26 February 2011

porter davis upgrades & Options

porter davis upgrades & Options
VIC

I can only help on a couple of things: We got a drain in put in the centre of our Alfresco so it can be hosed down easily - $85 I imagine it would be the same or cheaper…

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Titch101
Feb 26, 2011 3:35 pm
Bekants
Bekants
26 February 2011

STAINLESS STEEL TANK SUPPLIER IN PERTH

STAINLESS STEEL TANK SUPPLIER IN PERTH
WA

Hi Toby - after doing my research I feel it will be better healthwise and superior quality option. Know of anyone?

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Bekants
Feb 26, 2011 6:52 pm
just Erin
just Erin
26 February 2011

Choosing a builder in Doreen (Melbourne) HELLPP

Choosing a builder in Doreen (Melbourne) HELLPP
VIC

as themoglin mentioned above, check out that display. BH Developments have awesome split level plans

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just Erin
Feb 26, 2011 9:02 pm
just Erin
mapcalla
mapcalla
26 February 2011

free 3d program for drawing house plans

free 3d program for drawing house plans
WA

I came across this free 3D house plan program.... having so much fun with it drawing up different house plans! I am trying to keep my mind occupied until we save our…

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mapcalla
Feb 26, 2011 9:30 pm

Bricks Ahoy! Rest of the photos are here:…

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NickAndLauren
Feb 27, 2011 1:12 am
Not So Good
Not So Good
27 February 2011

Building a new house with SIMONDS

Building a new house with SIMONDS
VIC

Hello Miss Piggy and others. Further update. Simonds has been dealing with issues I have faced which I am happy about, but I have had to stay on top of things. Miss…

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Not So Good
Feb 27, 2011 10:37 am
brom
brom
27 February 2011

Installing/organising an electricity supply pit

Installing/organising an electricity supply pit
VIC

Thnaks irkj, that's really helpful. For some reason I had a figure of $3k in my head, so it's nice to hear it might be less. Guess who's going out to measure the…

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brom
Feb 27, 2011 7:44 pm
carlswil
carlswil
28 February 2011

First Home owners Grant and bonus Victoria will it continue?

First Home owners Grant and bonus Victoria will it continue?
VIC

They probably won't announce that until it is almost due to run out. They will probably hope for a last minute rush on contract signings before it runs out in June. They…

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carlswil
Feb 28, 2011 9:46 am
priyamahesh
priyamahesh
28 February 2011

Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??

Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi, We are thinking of building the Nolan 45 as a knockdown and rebuild in the whitehorse council. Could someone let me know what I should be adding approximately to the…

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priyamahesh
Feb 28, 2011 12:17 pm
MelNRob
MelNRob
28 February 2011

Site Costs Query

Site Costs Query
QLD

I'm so glad we weren't the only ones with the jaw drop Peas :)

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MelNRob
Feb 28, 2011 3:47 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
28 February 2011

Building in bushfire prone area

Building in bushfire prone area

Building costs range from an extra $20k - $60k depending on what risk (BAL) rating your house is given. My BAL29 house has to have toughened glass windows, no timber…

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cookie_monster
Feb 28, 2011 3:58 pm
Firdause B'Kamdin
Firdause B'Kamdin
28 February 2011

Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!

Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hi Locus, The frontage of the house looks awesome ! Good on You ! Hope you are settling well in the new house.... Regards Fred

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Firdause B'Kamdin
Feb 28, 2011 6:57 pm
Steveo
Steveo
28 February 2011

Plastering Eaves

Plastering Eaves
VIC

thanks Bashworth and Bstar, I must admit that although I expected to pay a variation I wasn't expecting the answers ::smile:: I think for the sake of sanity iin the future the…

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Steveo
Feb 28, 2011 7:56 pm
Steveo
rramesh
rramesh
28 February 2011

Neighbours builder nightmare!!!

Neighbours builder nightmare!!!

This was good advice called my Estate and the developer was pretty helpful gave me instructions on what needs to be done. I then called the council and reported the matter…

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rramesh
Feb 28, 2011 8:09 pm
Machiars
Machiars
28 February 2011

Delay's Doreen, Mernda and South Morang?

Delay's Doreen, Mernda and South Morang?
VIC

Blues there are a few in the same boat in your area. I know of 3 or 4 houses adjacent to ours that have been waiting a similar time frame. Hope you're in soon. It can be…

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Machiars
Feb 28, 2011 11:15 pm
Machiars
gogo65
gogo65
1 March 2011

Custom Build 101 - a few basic questions (Sydney)

Custom Build 101 - a few basic questions (Sydney)
NSW

Good luck budgnbear, Hope everything goes well with Zac Homes, we should have a basic design form right build today or tomorrow, really interested in what they come up…

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gogo65
Mar 01, 2011 9:23 am
gogo65
just Erin
just Erin
1 March 2011

house setbacks are wrong

house setbacks are wrong
WA

Beat me to it donuts :D I was going to say, tinka please let us know who you go

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just Erin
Mar 01, 2011 10:57 am
just Erin

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