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Natnona
Natnona
29 January 2011

BM* Homes

BM* Homes
QLD

Yes that's it. i got your PM many thanks. Sorry I am new to the forum and was under the impression we were not allowed to actually say the company name? Cheers for…

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Natnona
Jan 29, 2011 10:22 am

Just read Robinred55's thread,has the colours I like gutters/fascia/downpipes and garage door-classic cream Windows white birch what do you think will it go with this…

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pattycake4
Jan 29, 2011 6:27 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
30 January 2011

FHOG extension

FHOG extension
1, 2

sorry I'm a newbie to everything... also, if I buy a land and build later, do I need to pay stamp duty? land is around 330k and will build a…

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wertmezer
Jan 30, 2011 11:00 am
East_Melb_Build
East_Melb_Build
30 January 2011

Mornington Peninsula council approval times

Mornington Peninsula council approval times
VIC

Where I work has has dealings with Mornington council 4 times for 4 different things and found them universally useless. Long long long delays, lost files, different…

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East_Melb_Build
Jan 30, 2011 7:46 pm
dons80
dons80
30 January 2011

Determining Setbacks

Determining Setbacks
WA

oh ok lets give in. At least may kids can live with a decient back yard. Smoo

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dons80
Jan 30, 2011 9:44 pm
snaps
snaps
31 January 2011

Noobs Here, Coral Homes question

Noobs Here, Coral Homes question
NSW

It seems all your base prices are so much lower than ours :( (northern rivers nsw) which sucks because we would love to build a larger home but it…

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snaps
Jan 31, 2011 9:22 am
snaps
btherl
btherl
31 January 2011

New house construction the size of windows are incorrect.

New house construction the size of windows are incorrect.
VIC

I'm sure the windows can be changed. In our house the builder put our kitchen window (a long one behind the oven) too high and had to lower it by about 100mm. It was a…

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btherl
Jan 31, 2011 9:32 am
btherl
Aliflair
Aliflair
31 January 2011

Best timber flooring method to survive flooding

Best timber flooring method to survive flooding
QLD

Thanks but I can't do polished concrete as the house sits on bearers/joists/19mm structaflor. It was built in the air to avoid flooding, clearly not high enough. Anyone…

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Aliflair
Jan 31, 2011 10:45 am
sleven
sleven
31 January 2011

Fair price?

Fair price?
NSW

My 1200mmx2410mm bi-fold window cost me $2780 - not sure what size yours is - so that may be some type of comparison for you? (this was upgraded before tender and contract stage)

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sleven
Jan 31, 2011 12:12 pm
sleven
razydog
razydog
31 January 2011

they broke our bath...do they pay for it?

they broke our bath...do they pay for it?

our pc item our problem. Who ever did it doesn't even have the balls to say 'oh sorry'. But then again you wouldn't expect a bath to break, after all you have to stand…

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razydog
Jan 31, 2011 3:33 pm
razydog
razydog
31 January 2011

Rights regarding damaged windows

Rights regarding damaged windows

cheers builder bob, I hope the builder does get it in tip top condition - they say they will buff and paint it and I won't notice. I wasn't after a freebie just for the…

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razydog
Jan 31, 2011 3:49 pm
Velouria
Velouria
31 January 2011

B***** Farm Build - not so FINAL PLANS

B***** Farm Build - not so FINAL PLANS
WA
1 ... 20, 21, 22

........and so we say goodnight to the paperwork phase and a big hello to construction! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=43653

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Velouria
Jan 31, 2011 5:48 pm
Velouria
Syrus
Syrus
31 January 2011

Another Santorini 26 by *M*-Dream turning into a NIGHTMARE

Another Santorini 26 by *M*-Dream turning into a NIGHTMARE
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Sorry to hear about your drama's Shelz. It sounds to me that your slab has heaved. This normally occurs when water pools beside a house, the ground was poorly compacted…

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Syrus
Jan 31, 2011 6:39 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 February 2011

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

Builder will not rebate the correct amount for Casaerstone!!

Builders very rarely refund the full cost of anything you delete to fit yourself. Having said that the retail per meter @600mm wide for basic laminate is $80per meter. so…

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chrisandkate
Feb 01, 2011 7:54 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 February 2011

Raised Ceiling Heigh - Technical Question

Raised Ceiling Heigh - Technical Question
NSW

Good to see it got resolved to your satisfaction.

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Casa2
Feb 01, 2011 8:55 am
baronx
baronx
1 February 2011

Insulation - Cellulose Fibre /Batts

Insulation - Cellulose Fibre /Batts
VIC

Hmmmm.. we also got wall insulation added to externals walls: "R2.0 Gold insulation batts to external walls".. So I guess this could also be cellulose fibre ?

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baronx
Feb 01, 2011 10:23 am
baronx
catjim
catjim
1 February 2011

Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?

Adding eaves to facade = shorter external walls ?
VIC

Other option that we can go for is to just have the 600mm eaves to the portico and the adjoining room only. This way the eaves will be at the…

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catjim
Feb 01, 2011 10:23 am
tstr1a
tstr1a
1 February 2011

DEPOSIT REFUNDS

DEPOSIT REFUNDS
VIC

I have heard of horror stories when people request their deposit back. If they have done a soil test then don’t expect anything back. The consultants try their hardest…

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tstr1a
Feb 01, 2011 11:27 am
sheznay
sheznay
1 February 2011

Making sense of Council Tracking Website

Making sense of Council Tracking Website
WA

oh gawd. Sounds trying! in and around midland is really nice. I have family in the hills and I can't believe how great the shopping centre is! lol. target, big w,…

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sheznay
Feb 01, 2011 2:26 pm
sheznay
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
1 February 2011

HELP NEEDED!!! Dividing Fences Act 1991

HELP NEEDED!!! Dividing Fences Act 1991
NSW

My fencer said that the fence can legally be anywhere up to 30cm either side of the boundary, but generally the pailings are installed on the boundary. Also, In the land…

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joannapaulp
Feb 01, 2011 8:47 pm
kamranshakil
kamranshakil
1 February 2011

SOHO 27 by M3tric0n (2 years build time)

SOHO 27 by M3tric0n (2 years build time)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Finally a news... put deposit feb 2009 contract signed aug 2009 site start nov 2009 contract date supposed to end on 26 sep 2010 and handover on 4th Feb 2011 so…

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kamranshakil
Feb 01, 2011 8:56 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
1 February 2011

Building a house - our rental place put for sale

Building a house - our rental place put for sale
NSW

Best to move now and lock in a 6 month contract. You wont be left high and dry. Why not see if you can rent near your build.

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Eve Dweller
Feb 01, 2011 10:42 pm
CC101
CC101
2 February 2011

Cheap Qualified Electrician

Cheap Qualified Electrician
WA
1, 2

hi rhi3384 - can u pl pm me his contact number - thanks

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CC101
Feb 02, 2011 1:13 am
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
2 February 2011

New house for narrow block.

New house for narrow block.

Where are you building Julie? Bold Properties www.boldproperties.com.au have a number of really nice designs to fit a 12.5m block - they service QLD and Northern NSW to my…

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higherdestiny
Feb 02, 2011 7:00 am
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deeps
Feb 02, 2011 10:45 am
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
2 February 2011

Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!
QLD
1 ... 12, 13, 14

I like the way ur front looks. No need to change anything. But as Kb suggested stackstones will look great too. I was going to ask about the render colour...and then saw…

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Madison27AA
Feb 02, 2011 10:46 am
Charlene
Charlene
2 February 2011

My Simonds Millbank 2900 .. New Outside pics added 30 Jan 11

My Simonds Millbank 2900 .. New Outside pics added 30 Jan 11
VIC
1, 2, 3

wow your house looks great! I hope we get a gift pack like yours!

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Charlene
Feb 02, 2011 2:43 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
2 February 2011

SA Water - Not happy Jan!

SA Water - Not happy Jan!
SA

Just checked the website "Sewerage rates are payable on any land that can be connected to a sewer main, whether or not the property is connected to the sewerage system"…

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Mclaren
Feb 02, 2011 2:54 pm
Mclaren
andy
andy
2 February 2011

Not long now.............

Not long now.............
VIC
1 ... 20, 21, 22

:: Hope all you people got what you wanted and are happy!! put it this way its a 8/10 for me . As for CH yes they follow up and its been 5 months and I still hassle them for…

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andy
Feb 02, 2011 5:52 pm
epsc
epsc
3 February 2011

Arborist Report Costs?

Arborist Report Costs?

Hi guys - I have a similar problem, except that it is a bit of a smaller problem - 2 banksias to be removed for a new driveway. Pittwater Council. Quotes so far (2) have…

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epsc
Feb 03, 2011 6:21 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 February 2011

Knock down and rebuild - do I need to tell the bank?

Knock down and rebuild - do I need to tell the bank?
VIC

As mentioned above, Yes you need to tell them but here's why (actually it's more a case of ask the bank) You don't own the house or the land its on, the Bank does. Even…

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chrisandkate
Feb 03, 2011 8:04 am
kineso
kineso
3 February 2011

Building in a Bushfire prone area

Building in a Bushfire prone area
VIC

We have just built in a semi rural bushfire prone area. We had to meet NSW AS3959-1999 Level 1 requirements. The bushfire assessment (simple self assessment, done by…

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kineso
Feb 03, 2011 12:24 pm
jayw
jayw
3 February 2011

lock up vs full build?

lock up vs full build?
VIC

That's a very good point about whose fault it is. One example: We had a job ages ago where a client did the tiling in their wet areas. A few tiles cracked and they were…

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jayw
Feb 03, 2011 12:42 pm
jayw
kineso
kineso
3 February 2011

What to do if your building runs late

What to do if your building runs late
NSW

I'll let someone else answer the C of O question definitively (cause I'm in the same boat as you) but my understanding is yes. Not sure what you are referring to when you…

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kineso
Feb 03, 2011 4:20 pm
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MissyP
Feb 03, 2011 9:45 pm
MissyP
gabbybuild10
gabbybuild10
3 February 2011

Works by owner and what the builder thought

Works by owner and what the builder thought
1, 2

Thanks Jayw :: :: u r truly awesome. thanks for the name of the septics guy. my OH rang him thismorning and we got a quote on the same day and he's willing to do it for…

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gabbybuild10
Feb 03, 2011 10:53 pm
petrous
petrous
4 February 2011

Customised Builder

Customised Builder

Did you have any luck in your search Monash? We have just started our search for a builder in Kew East, Melbourne. There are lots of swish display homes in Balwyn from…

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petrous
Feb 04, 2011 8:30 am
77lk1
77lk1
4 February 2011

Site cost rip-offs from Major Builders

Site cost rip-offs from Major Builders
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

How can PD state in their promo "All slab upgrade" and then charge for piering?? Wouldn't piering be part of the slab upgrade?? All it…

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77lk1
Feb 04, 2011 2:04 pm
Syrus
Syrus
4 February 2011

Anyone excited Met**con is coming to SA

Anyone excited Met**con is coming to SA
SA

They are not worth getting excited about. There is a reason why you cant write their name. :th:

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Syrus
Feb 04, 2011 4:31 pm
b0son
b0son
4 February 2011

Trying to work out costs.

Trying to work out costs.
NSW

My wife and I are approaching the point where we will be looking at building our first home. I have read numerous posts on this forum and seen…

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b0son
Feb 04, 2011 7:35 pm
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Twiggy
Feb 04, 2011 11:02 pm
Twiggy
East_Melb_Build
East_Melb_Build
5 February 2011

So we're building! Weighing up options - Blackburn (Melb)

So we're building! Weighing up options - Blackburn (Melb)
VIC

Thanks Bashworth - have done that (pics in the custom design floorplans thread) :) Even then, though, different builders seem to want to construct it differently!

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East_Melb_Build
Feb 05, 2011 7:00 am
kek
kek
5 February 2011

3 months in, and woke up to leaking roof !

3 months in, and woke up to leaking roof !

I assume you're in Melbourne? If so, it'll be a result of the excessive rainfall, not a building problem. We had the same thing happen just short of 12 months. When so…

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kek
Feb 05, 2011 1:59 pm
kek
kek
kek
5 February 2011

Preparation for Crossover - DIY?

Preparation for Crossover - DIY?
WA

Ring your council - they'll be able to give you all the info you need on what's required. We did our own crossover for our last house and the council told us what depth…

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kek
Feb 05, 2011 2:02 pm
kek
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
5 February 2011

how far apart should downlights be?

how far apart should downlights be?

The rule of thumb I used (from memory :th: ) was 1m from the wall and 2m between downlights. It does vary depending upon the room shape but it has…

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acrebuild1
Feb 05, 2011 5:08 pm
jakry001
jakry001
6 February 2011

Adelaide - Info/help needed for my sub-division process

Adelaide - Info/help needed for my sub-division process
SA
1, 2

Wow! So many little bits and pieces, costs etc. to take into consideration... Plus more and more taxes... I thought it was a relatively simple process because you see so…

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jakry001
Feb 06, 2011 11:32 am
pemeg2217
pemeg2217
6 February 2011

Roof Leak - Will the builders warranty cover it?

Roof Leak - Will the builders warranty cover it?
VIC

Hi I have the same problem however my house is just over 4 years old... I got up on the roof and did not find any damage to the roof tiles so it seems that there is…

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pemeg2217
Feb 06, 2011 3:13 pm


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