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E1109
E1109
6 December 2010

Property Electrical Pole Placement

Property Electrical Pole Placement
NSW

The placement of the pole is dependent on the supply authorities rules in regards to cable span, height, size and material of pole and depth of pole in the ground. How…

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E1109
Dec 06, 2010 5:03 pm
E1109
Candylea
Candylea
6 December 2010

building permits how long?

building permits how long?
VIC

how long is a piece of string? every build is dif. councils are dif. depends how many are submitted, whether you have things that need looking into and so forth

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Candylea
Dec 06, 2010 5:09 pm
Candylea
mdzzj
mdzzj
6 December 2010

VCAT Query

VCAT Query
VIC

Hi Depending on the amount you want to claim the fees vary. If you go with VCAT Domestic Building list they can only get things fixed ie you will not be compensated. If…

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mdzzj
Dec 06, 2010 5:20 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
6 December 2010

Fairy Blues New Home - Front landscaping pics pg34

Fairy Blues New Home - Front landscaping pics pg34
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Nerak, thanks for your comments. We did get the self cleaning system. It is well worth the extra money. There is no fiddling around to put a Kreepy Krawly in and…

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fairy blue
Dec 06, 2010 5:40 pm
fairy blue
KJ_and_AJ
KJ_and_AJ
6 December 2010

Building Fairhaven Homes Glenaire

Building Fairhaven Homes Glenaire
VIC

Hi CroStriker, WE have gone for fairly similar tones. Our bricks SHOULD be delivered in about 1 weeks time ("Pisachio"). I actually stopped by the display home Sunday…

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KJ_and_AJ
Dec 06, 2010 5:44 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
6 December 2010

Building with Hepner Homes

Building with Hepner Homes
QLD

Hi cozzicane Im a little bit late on the reply....we built with Hepners recently (and so did our neighbours they were that impressed!) You mentioned 2 acres in Wamuran…

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suenmatt
Dec 06, 2010 10:39 pm
kpatch
kpatch
6 December 2010

SITE SUPERVISOR

SITE SUPERVISOR
VIC

its really draw of the card. if you get good SS or not mine is okay. i contact him before building start as i want to change tiles and he…

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kpatch
Dec 06, 2010 11:38 pm
joles
joles
7 December 2010

Ceiling Height

Ceiling Height
VIC

There is no doubt, high ceilings are gorgeous, make the place feel bigger and indeed help in summer. On the flip side, cost more to heat.…

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joles
Dec 07, 2010 9:52 am
joles
Team PD
Team PD
7 December 2010

soil test and survey

soil test and survey
VIC

Need help, I build my house with Porterdavis. Today I checked my 24/7 portal and found there was 3rd soil test and survey made. But in the…

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Team PD
Dec 07, 2010 10:50 am
Team PD
kdgirl
kdgirl
7 December 2010

Exterior Colours, Advice/Help Appreciated

Exterior Colours, Advice/Help Appreciated
WA

I'd go with the paperbark or Dune for the garage and match it to the downpipes and entrance door. That is just my personal preferance thoug

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kdgirl
Dec 07, 2010 1:10 pm
kb46
kb46
7 December 2010

Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights, Qld

Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights, Qld
QLD

If you like timber, go with timber. If you go tiles just to save money you be reminded every time you look at the deck for the next 20+ years! In the whole scheme of…

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kb46
Dec 07, 2010 2:42 pm
ESB
ESB
7 December 2010

HSTP and a smaller block ... anyone?

HSTP and a smaller block ... anyone?
QLD

I know this thread is a few months old but can i ask you the name of the 2nd Geotech you used because the one we're using is also very…

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ESB
Dec 07, 2010 10:23 pm
ESB
jbarry
jbarry
8 December 2010

Kazzbahs switch61 KEEYYYS some piccies

Kazzbahs switch61 KEEYYYS some piccies
WA

Hey Kazzbah It's look swish I must say. Loooovvvvvveeeee your kitchen - very swish. PCI went well today. Keys either late next week at a push otherwise it looks like…

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jbarry
Dec 08, 2010 1:13 am
Team PD
Team PD
8 December 2010

Timeline from contract to start date????

Timeline from contract to start date????
VIC

We built with Porter Davis. Signed end of Jan 09. Switched to different branch of company and different house (from PD Lifestyle to PD Prestige),…

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Team PD
Dec 08, 2010 11:36 am
Team PD
psms
psms
8 December 2010

Building a townhouse project in Burwood

Building a townhouse project in Burwood
VIC

Hi, I had posted earlier on this website but did not get any feedback. I have been contacting some builders to discuss placement of townhouses in my Burwood property. I…

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psms
Dec 08, 2010 1:17 pm
carlswil
carlswil
9 December 2010

new to blog and building

new to blog and building
VIC

With ours, the council wouldn't look at our application until the titles were released. I agree with Dee, the approvals they are talking about are the council approvals. …

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carlswil
Dec 09, 2010 9:10 am
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
9 December 2010

H3nley Emperor Q1 - anyone else built this home in VIC?

H3nley Emperor Q1 - anyone else built this home in VIC?
VIC

Hi cookie_monster... What is your concern specifically? Have you been to tender? Where are you building? It is stressful and I am sure at this…

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cookie_monster
Dec 09, 2010 9:55 am
tsurf
tsurf
9 December 2010

Garth Chapman Queenslanders, any issues with them?

Garth Chapman Queenslanders, any issues with them?
QLD

Don't know much about Garth Chapman. We built our first home 3 years ago with Qld Colonial and they were great. Small team, good designs that can be modified (we took…

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tsurf
Dec 09, 2010 10:37 am
Norlaminis
Norlaminis
9 December 2010

Building in Esperance Estate, Point Cook

Building in Esperance Estate, Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Fencing can be colourbond, however fencing cannot go past the front of the house. Which means the 3 houses in waiben cresent with their fences going past the fronts of…

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Norlaminis
Dec 09, 2010 2:53 pm
Trinity
Trinity
9 December 2010

Leak under slab?

Leak under slab?

Is there plumbing in that wall cavity? Check the roof cavity as well. We had a larger damp patch then yours caused by rain getting in through a roof penetration that was…

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Trinity
Dec 09, 2010 6:43 pm

Hi everyone, Just thought i'd share some progress pics. I have a blog so will keep my comments short on here. We have currently got the ground floor frame done. Next week…

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mcniks
Dec 09, 2010 10:17 pm
jofisk
jofisk
10 December 2010

2nd time builders - Nevada in Seville Grove

2nd time builders - Nevada in Seville Grove
VIC

The brickies finished earlier this week, but there are 2 missing bricks from the study window. Was hoping to speak to our CLO about this today, but she hasn't returned my…

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jofisk
Dec 10, 2010 12:41 am
emlet01
emlet01
10 December 2010

Help please on external colours

Help please on external colours
NSW

Sorry I can't see any pics? I am not good at picturing it from the description. I can't really imagine having the different colours each side of the house? Perhaps I'm…

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emlet01
Dec 10, 2010 8:14 am
123charles
123charles
10 December 2010

waffle pod slab woes!

waffle pod slab woes!
VIC

No, but i know of many people that do

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123charles
Dec 10, 2010 8:32 am
Helyn
Helyn
10 December 2010

Resale value (view vs size)

Resale value (view vs size)
VIC

90% of my time in a bedroom is spent sleeping and the other 10% isnt spent looking at the view :wink: :lol: Seriously, I agree with kb46 - more…

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Helyn
Dec 10, 2010 10:38 am
Helyn
uglygugly
uglygugly
10 December 2010

Providence 24 in Middleton Grange *The End*

Providence 24 in Middleton Grange *The End*
NSW
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Does anyone who has built the Providence with Wisdom have any photos of your kitchen that you could post?

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uglygugly
Dec 10, 2010 4:12 pm
duke
duke
10 December 2010

Momo's Pad Building Adventure (Plan + Termi Mesh + Bricks !)

Momo's Pad Building Adventure (Plan + Termi Mesh + Bricks !)
WA
1, 2, 3

MOMO didn't quite finish the conversation.... where's the pics and progress?

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duke
Dec 10, 2010 4:59 pm
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
22 May 2012

What has happened to this site

What has happened to this site
1, 2

I am having problems with forum threads - I can only access a few posts on the current page when I know there are multiple posts/pages (no more will show up except if I go…

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dreamcometrue
May 23, 2012 12:05 am
dreamcometrue
kb46
kb46
11 December 2010

Advice on heat pump hot water system

Advice on heat pump hot water system
WA

Couldn't you still have the ring main with a solar HWS? I can't give any feedback because we haven't used ours yet, but I got talked into a heat pump by the HWS…

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kb46
Dec 11, 2010 1:50 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
12 December 2010

Security Screen Door (Sydney)

Security Screen Door (Sydney)
NSW

can't remember the name of it, but i think it is called that

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joannapaulp
Dec 12, 2010 10:32 am
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
12 December 2010

Down Lights

Down Lights
VIC

One option is "CFL" downlights - similar cost to halogen, but much less electricity. There's some downsides (generally take longer to warm up), but they run cooler…

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higherdestiny
Dec 12, 2010 6:00 pm
emlet01
emlet01
12 December 2010

colour appointment

colour appointment
VIC

I think you've done really well pre-appointment to have the external colours sorted. I would probably consider black windows with those colours as they just blend into…

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emlet01
Dec 12, 2010 8:06 pm
kb46
kb46
13 December 2010

Final inspection & noticed they fitted the wrong shower head

Final inspection & noticed they fitted the wrong shower head
WA

Oh, how frustrating! Don't beat yourself up too much, it is almost impossible not to overlook things when you're checking the final plans and…

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kb46
Dec 13, 2010 6:25 am
Bam
Bam
13 December 2010

Introduction post

Introduction post
VIC

And if you ever owner built, you would never build ever again! Welcome! Looking forward to following your progress :)

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Bam
Dec 13, 2010 12:19 pm
Bam
16.SFC
16.SFC
13 December 2010

K&C First Home (SPH)

K&C First Home (SPH)
WA
1, 2

Almost didn't recognise the house - you've 'flipped' her from the original. It's a lovely house and I am…

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16.SFC
Dec 13, 2010 4:32 pm
16.SFC
kyton
kyton
13 December 2010

newbies wanting information on transportable homes

newbies wanting information on transportable homes
WA

Also if you are looking at requiring a loan you had better see a lender first. Not many mainstream lenders will lends funds for a relocatable home.

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kyton
Dec 13, 2010 8:37 pm
kyton
kyton
kyton
13 December 2010

building contract

building contract
VIC

You need to ask your conveyancer what is written in your contract. Seriously did you not read it before signing it? There would be every clause noted in it.

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kyton
Dec 13, 2010 8:44 pm
kyton
katiehouse
katiehouse
14 December 2010

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder

different site cost quotes and good canberra builder
ACT

Thanks Kineso, That makes me feel better. Hopefully they will be able to do this battered cut thing. Sounds like its the cheaper option. good point about looking to see…

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katiehouse
Dec 14, 2010 2:27 pm
veron_troy
veron_troy
14 December 2010

Thermopanel Kit Home Adelaide

Thermopanel Kit Home Adelaide
SA

Try www.prebuilt.com.au I saw them on Grand Designs Australia....looked okay :-)

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veron_troy
Dec 14, 2010 4:35 pm
Bexi
Bexi
14 December 2010

Bexi & Jo's Masterton Sirocco 7

Bexi & Jo's Masterton Sirocco 7
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks mrs rose and sunshine T Not covering the outside area ... the idea was that you could be undercover under the alfresco area of the house or outside in the sun…

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Bexi
Dec 14, 2010 8:29 pm
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
14 December 2010

Who is building in Malvern Springs,Ellenbrook? Hi neighbours

Who is building in Malvern Springs,Ellenbrook? Hi neighbours
WA

I am!!! But you already knew that!!! ::lol:: I havent even driven around that part and had no idea they'd even started the school. I think we are about the same distance…

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dragonflychic
Dec 14, 2010 10:19 pm

Have you tried Bunnings? When we rebuilt the kitchen in our old house we bought handles like this at…

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~Nic~
Dec 14, 2010 10:27 pm
~Nic~
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
15 December 2010

To build or not

To build or not
NSW

Well if your doing it with your brother then its probably a short term investment so building would probably get the most returns. However building is costly and takes time.

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dragonflychic
Dec 15, 2010 6:49 pm
just Erin
just Erin
16 December 2010

Plantation Shutter

Plantation Shutter

We used Home Outlet http://www.homeoutlet.com.au, they weren't the cheapest, but we're really happy with the quality and colour range. We had…

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just Erin
Dec 16, 2010 1:16 pm
just Erin
ginz88
ginz88
16 December 2010

Burbank Evolution 2300

Burbank Evolution 2300
VIC

It took me 7 hours to do my colours, my first build so yeh. It shouldn't take that long doe yours if it's an investment property but good luck anyways.

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ginz88
Dec 16, 2010 11:27 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
16 December 2010

Help/Advise with Site Costs...

Help/Advise with Site Costs...
VIC

Yeah, our site costs were $15k more than what we had allowed for. Only thing you may be able to do is arrange your own site works. However if it is mainly piers and bulk…

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chrisandkate
Dec 16, 2010 2:31 pm
Lungy
Lungy
16 December 2010

Our Build Wellard WA

Our Build Wellard WA
WA

Couple of problems found firstly damage to retaining wall caused by the gas run in which the contractor…

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Lungy
Dec 16, 2010 3:51 pm

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