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mel_mox
mel_mox
28 September 2010

Site test results

Site test results
VIC

Hey bicko I have just pm u Mel

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mel_mox
Sep 28, 2010 10:27 pm
zulu
zulu
28 September 2010

Soil removal

Soil removal

Hi All, We are looking at building in WA (the vines). The block is 1950 and has a number of large trees. Can anyone give any indication of site works. Also has anyone…

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zulu
Sep 28, 2010 11:34 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
29 September 2010

Site Works HELP!!!!!

Site Works HELP!!!!!
WA

Builders and Geotechnical engineers will automatically classify your site as "P" if there are medium to large trees…

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zeitgeber
Sep 29, 2010 7:49 am
zeitgeber
nemisis
nemisis
29 September 2010

render cleaning need your help please

render cleaning need your help please

Sugar soap would also be a good option.

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nemisis
Sep 29, 2010 8:28 am
anny
anny
29 September 2010

Anyone building with AV Jennings around Maitland NSW?

Anyone building with AV Jennings around Maitland NSW?
NSW

Hey Selina All the best for your build. Love ur plan... You will be amazed to see how long it takes to do the 3 months maintenance... We moved in our house in Oct2008 and…

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anny
Sep 29, 2010 10:11 am
brb_654
brb_654
29 September 2010

Exhaust fans - what have you got?

Exhaust fans - what have you got?

Hi Rizzo, It sounds like it will be fine for you. I unfortunately, the way my ensuite is designed there is not an openable window. I also have them in my toilets and they…

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brb_654
Sep 29, 2010 12:05 pm
brb_654
sheznay
sheznay
29 September 2010

Building our first home

Building our first home
WA

hi sheznay - we are also demolishing and building in southern suberb. we have signed the contracts and we are having prestart in 2 weeks. we have…

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sheznay
Sep 29, 2010 1:01 pm
sheznay
barbw61
barbw61
29 September 2010

color of render.....HELP PLEASE

color of render.....HELP PLEASE

The bricks are a reddish blue grey color. You can see them on the Boral website. The windows are Dune as well. Barb

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barbw61
Sep 29, 2010 5:17 pm
Miss
Miss
29 September 2010

Workmanship of roof framework- Has anyone taken a close look

Workmanship of roof framework- Has anyone taken a close look

Thanks for your responses! :-) Yep cooped 07- apparently the roof framework was supposed to be complete. Fortunately we've had a positive response from our site supervisor.…

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Miss
Sep 29, 2010 7:37 pm
rap53
rap53
29 September 2010

Budgeting for site costs. What should I allow?

Budgeting for site costs. What should I allow?
NSW

Thanks for the link Joles. Very helpful. Regards, Sean

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rap53
Sep 29, 2010 9:40 pm
GLLSC
GLLSC
29 September 2010

Building time with Fairmont Homes

Building time with Fairmont Homes
SA

Hi They are starting to build our house finally this saturday!! YAY!! Does any one know what the time frame is to build with Fairmont Homes? They won't really give us a…

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GLLSC
Sep 29, 2010 10:11 pm
tsurf
tsurf
30 September 2010

Building on a 220k budget

Building on a 220k budget
NSW

Rough rule of thumb if you want everything in there including driveway, turf, fencing and a couple of split system AC units should be around $950 - $1000 per sqm with most…

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tsurf
Sep 30, 2010 9:27 am
Adrian008
Adrian008
30 September 2010

Colour scheme of Metr**0n Homes

Colour scheme of Metr**0n Homes
VIC

Don't rely on the colour schemes shown here as they're computer images. You need to see an actual display home. Some of the images look…

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Adrian008
Sep 30, 2010 9:28 am
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Piper+1
Sep 30, 2010 2:09 pm

hi countrylife! we love our sandstone cladding - here are some pics of the finished…

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stonecutter1309
Sep 30, 2010 4:00 pm
stonecutter1309
tigerandox
tigerandox
1 October 2010

Prelim contract with M

Prelim contract with M
VIC

Hi all, We've signed up to build the Lumeah 33 with M, our first build. (Initial deposit was on the 27 June) We have finally got our Prelim contract meeting with M this…

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tigerandox
Oct 01, 2010 8:25 am
Izzehz
Izzehz
1 October 2010

When do you pay for Post Contract Variations?

When do you pay for Post Contract Variations?
NSW

We made a few variations, and were lucky and didn't get charged any variation fee's ::lol:: would have been $150 normally. We paid for the variations at handover.

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Izzehz
Oct 01, 2010 9:06 am
dkp
dkp
1 October 2010

Building on a 220 k budget Necastle area

Building on a 220 k budget Necastle area
NSW

I had a look at EB website. Their “package” price for the Saville 25 is $205K, which includes standard sitecosts, standard BASIX, standard flooring, standard etc. I…

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dkp
Oct 01, 2010 12:12 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
1 October 2010

How could Porter Davis do this to us???

How could Porter Davis do this to us???
VIC

Mic Tan, I'd be telling PD that you and your hubby will no longer be taking days off work. Tell them they can send any workman on your days off, if…

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kerry-ann
Oct 01, 2010 12:57 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
1 October 2010

Extra electrical costs

Extra electrical costs

Foxtel cable and 2 additional phone to suite - $120 Install 6 Stair lights (G840L attached) with LED lamps - $750 Remove 4 LV lights - $-400 2 lights with…

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room4acubby
Oct 01, 2010 1:55 pm
room4acubby
builda
builda
1 October 2010

invoice advice/whinge

invoice advice/whinge

Is your contract for staged payments eg: Base, Frame, Lockup, Fix and Final? If so, then those stages are as defined in the legislation in most states and my…

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builda
Oct 01, 2010 4:23 pm
builda
builda
builda
1 October 2010

General building

General building
NSW

Depends, did you contract the tiler yourself or is it part of a builders contract? If a builders contract then definitely should be included. If you have organised…

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builda
Oct 01, 2010 4:38 pm
builda
builda
builda
1 October 2010

Planning permit conditions and landscape plan query

Planning permit conditions and landscape plan query
VIC

At this stage you have gotten away with it however that scenario suggests that the Building Inspector has failed to check and has missed this condition. Tuck your…

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builda
Oct 01, 2010 4:40 pm
builda
jb_money
jb_money
12 October 2010

Is this how Banks are here ??

Is this how Banks are here ??

That works out to be around $85 in additional interest. Yes it is annoying, however complaining to the bank and hassling them for it would probably take up more than $85…

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jb_money
Oct 12, 2010 2:26 pm
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
1 October 2010

Does this timeframe seem LONG!

Does this timeframe seem LONG!
NSW

Thanx for your reply KristE. As it turned out we received the building pack in todays mail. so just need to call the bank to get the fixed priced tender approved (which…

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acrebuild1
Oct 01, 2010 9:12 pm
Budget-Self-Pack
Budget-Self-Pack
19 October 2016

Removalist Recommendations in Melbourne

Removalist Recommendations in Melbourne
1, 2

If you want to move further in future to anywhere in Australia then call Cbdmovers professionals for all kinds of moving solutions. They have a team of highly trained…

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Budget-Self-Pack
Oct 19, 2016 9:48 pm
Budget-Self-Pack
Jagw
Jagw
2 October 2010

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Hi all. We are in the process of rebuilding, and are bricking in Boral Aspire Coco. We're trying to choose some pavers to go with the brick, but are having a bit of…

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Jagw
Oct 02, 2010 7:58 pm
OMG
OMG
3 October 2010

Who was looking for a pet door?

Who was looking for a pet door?

Thanks heaps for posting this! We had seen one of these years ago at someones house but had never seen them to buy!!! Guess what my puppy will be…

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OMG
Oct 03, 2010 10:06 am
SunshineT
SunshineT
10 October 2010

Colours: Sorbetto/Sirius Cove with Woodlands Grey & driveby

Colours: Sorbetto/Sirius Cove with Woodlands Grey & driveby

Okidoki, finally updated my thread (in signature below) with final DA plans and photo of external colour choices. Finding it hard to quite let go of Sorbetto, so I…

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SunshineT
Oct 10, 2010 2:10 pm
SunshineT
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Cat
Oct 03, 2010 12:37 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
3 October 2010

Visable plaster joins. Why & what you can do about it.

Visable plaster joins. Why & what you can do about it.

Yep,carpy job ::hyst:: ::angry:: ,we did better ourselves with our reno :D It does look like they have not filled it in properly, tape/fill/sand,fill/sand,fill/sand well thats what we did…

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kerry-ann
Oct 03, 2010 2:01 pm
b0b555
b0b555
3 October 2010

Building in Qld with Plantation Homes (aka Henley)

Building in Qld with Plantation Homes (aka Henley)
QLD
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We are in the process of building the Doulton Q2 at Coomera. We took the render out of the contract. It was around $18.5K for us. We have had quotes around the $6K - $7K…

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b0b555
Oct 03, 2010 2:17 pm
b0b555

we have a similar problem of sorts,,our brick pigment has seemed to change since austral bricks gave us our sample,,,our RED brick,,is now a orange Brick....it arrived on…

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stamford sw vic
Oct 03, 2010 3:20 pm
mcniks
mcniks
3 October 2010

For those who needed plans endorsed

For those who needed plans endorsed
VIC

Our process started in December last year - we are now at the very last thing (which is just procedure, all has been approved as previously mentioned). It's taken us 10…

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mcniks
Oct 03, 2010 4:25 pm
2pais
2pais
3 October 2010

Our Coral 'Hamilton 278'-Post Handover Pics-27/06

Our Coral 'Hamilton 278'-Post Handover Pics-27/06
QLD
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi renee We are loving our new home. Did a bit of planting in the backyard today even though the skies where threatning to pour. Actually wanted to paint our fences first…

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2pais
Oct 03, 2010 5:02 pm
Bam
Bam
3 October 2010

Show me your privacy screen...

Show me your privacy screen...

Please show me pictures of your privacy screen ::lol:: And whether you made it or bought it We are 600mm from ground level and have a side alfresco area. Fences are 1.8m. Which…

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Bam
Oct 03, 2010 9:25 pm
Bam
Casa2
Casa2
4 October 2010

advise needed ASAP

advise needed ASAP

If you're neighbour payed cash and did not get a receipt there is no record of payment (of that half)!

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Casa2
Oct 04, 2010 10:01 am
Olga1
Olga1
4 October 2010

undermount sinks...

undermount sinks...

Hi! Please help me to find good 2 or 1/2 undermount sink. Which one do you recomend? Where is a better way to buy it? I need to do it quickly. Another Q- which one is more…

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Olga1
Oct 04, 2010 10:50 am
Cooped07
Cooped07
4 October 2010

How long after lock up

How long after lock up

1 month.. Wow that's super quick.

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Cooped07
Oct 04, 2010 11:32 am
Cooped07
take2
take2
4 October 2010

Project homes designed for stumps?

Project homes designed for stumps?
QLD

If you do look at qld colonial homes PM me first and I will put you onto one of thier builders who do the work for them so you cut out the middleman. Cheers Lou

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take2
Oct 04, 2010 4:13 pm
take2
allforjj
allforjj
24 January 2011

Laundry doors slider or solid

Laundry doors slider or solid
1, 2

I have sliding doors leading out from my laundry, didn't really think about it much when we were building, just accepted the builder's standard. I have a problem now with…

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allforjj
Jan 24, 2011 7:09 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
4 October 2010

Blind Options..

Blind Options..

Post has been moved to the right forum.

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 04, 2010 8:17 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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Barwon374
Oct 04, 2010 8:35 pm
Polo
Polo
4 October 2010

Help: Skirting to garage internal access door

Help: Skirting to garage internal access door

Thanks Trinity for the reply and photo (looks great). There's no offcuts laying around. I want to know if other builders leave it empty and it's normal or my site…

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Polo
Oct 04, 2010 10:41 pm
buildingwest
buildingwest
5 October 2010

Signing of building contracts

Signing of building contracts

Hi, If your block is going to be titled in a few weeks then you will have no problems. Our last house we signed the building contracts in November 2007 and the land did…

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buildingwest
Oct 05, 2010 7:24 am
Shef
Shef
5 October 2010

Casa le Shef & Em

Casa le Shef & Em
VIC

Thanks ED great to read your comments. Yeah we thus far have been pretty strict with our budget. At the moment we have found a block and spoke with real estate who has it…

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Shef
Oct 05, 2010 7:26 am
Shef
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
5 October 2010

Alfresco Ideas and Pics

Alfresco Ideas and Pics

Hi Everyone, Thought it would be a good if people could share their alfresco or outdoor entertaining area pics on here. In particular, where did you put your bbq? Is…

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baley@thefarms
Oct 05, 2010 8:43 am
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
12 October 2010

Antenna

Antenna

My antenna was $25 and it works a treat! Dunno about install, i've got a mate who's…

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rockabilly_kid
Oct 12, 2010 10:56 am
rockabilly_kid
Adrian008
Adrian008
5 October 2010

Need Help...Colour Scheme

Need Help...Colour Scheme
VIC

There are just so many colours to chose from. We are tossing up between the shale grey and the evening haze, or even something in between that. Because the bricks are a…

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Adrian008
Oct 05, 2010 9:29 am


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