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Adam.M
Adam.M
9 February 2011

Specs on display home

Specs on display home
VIC

Depending on the builder they are able to provide the basic house plans and installed specifications.

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Adam.M
Feb 09, 2011 7:47 am
Yellow
Yellow
9 February 2011

PD - Garage Internal access door

PD - Garage Internal access door
VIC

Hi Below is our internal garage access door. The photo is taken from the garage side. See the bottom frame, is this how it should be or should…

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427
Yellow
Feb 09, 2011 3:31 pm
Pinchy
Pinchy
9 February 2011

OMG!! Heartbroken due to excessive Porter Davis Site Costs!

OMG!! Heartbroken due to excessive Porter Davis Site Costs!
VIC

My partner and I are building a Porter Davis Regent 23 and have purchased a gorgeous albeit slightly sloping block in…

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Pinchy
Feb 09, 2011 3:46 pm
bashworth
bashworth
9 February 2011

What building stage for retaining wall?

What building stage for retaining wall?
VIC

If its important that the retaining wall face looks good and there is no structural reason for early erection they will probably wait until after the brickwork is finished.

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bashworth
Feb 09, 2011 3:51 pm
bashworth
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 February 2011

Architrave Gaps

Architrave Gaps
SA

We've had a look through the Standards and Tolerances Guide in the past, and have done so again, but we can…

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ECOECO
Feb 10, 2011 5:44 am
ECOECO
mr&mrs_k
mr&mrs_k
10 February 2011

new owner builder queries

new owner builder queries
NSW

thanx for that info...but don't we need to hire someone specific to actually mark out points to where the footings and piers/pegs will be dug out from? we know the…

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mr&mrs_k
Feb 10, 2011 6:28 am
jun_e
jun_e
10 February 2011

Wattyl Oriential White

Wattyl Oriential White

Hi mb2hall, I am completely a newb to this forum and found it on google search. I am building a house and my colour selection is tomorrow. I am also painting oriental…

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jun_e
Feb 10, 2011 10:46 am
AdPR
AdPR
10 February 2011

Anybody building a Simonds Marriott

Anybody building a Simonds Marriott

Yes and we are also having Rumpus upgrade

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AdPR
Feb 10, 2011 11:41 am
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
10 February 2011

Negotiating with builders - appliance changes

Negotiating with builders - appliance changes
VIC

I am building with a major volume builder. We deleted everything from the kitchen section and will supply our own after handover. The only thing they will not let me…

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EmeryBB
Feb 10, 2011 3:04 pm
m00fie
m00fie
10 February 2011

Building my little 12sq house.. Facade colour choices..

Building my little 12sq house.. Facade colour choices..
VIC

La esa, seems to have abit more colour changes in them... i have done some drivebys with the list and every house with looks a different colour lol

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m00fie
Feb 10, 2011 4:46 pm
just Erin
just Erin
10 February 2011

What is our rights when build goes over contract?

What is our rights when build goes over contract?
NSW

Most contracts state that the builder will pay you xxx dollars per week if the contract goes over the completion date. Do you not have anything like this in your…

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just Erin
Feb 10, 2011 5:33 pm
just Erin
carlz08
carlz08
10 February 2011

Need help with exterior colours!! 1st time to build!!!!

Need help with exterior colours!! 1st time to build!!!!
VIC

Thanks for your opinion Pendopo!! Yes we have a lot of grey but i can't turn back now, garage door is getting made and rendering is getting done as we speak. Just wanted…

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carlz08
Feb 10, 2011 5:56 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
10 February 2011

Roof colour to suit PGH Caffe Latte bricks

Roof colour to suit PGH Caffe Latte bricks
SA

Excellent choices - I am sure you will be happy with them!! Glad to help - one less thing to worry about ::

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Mclaren
Feb 10, 2011 7:55 pm
Mclaren
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
10 February 2011

Floorwaste required in Victoria?

Floorwaste required in Victoria?
VIC

We are 3/4 way through our build and dont have them and we too wish that we had included them in all wet areas. If I had my time again I would have one in the middle of…

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182
Dexterredcat
Feb 10, 2011 8:17 pm
Dexterredcat
donuts
donuts
10 February 2011

Demolition of old house vs selling it for removal

Demolition of old house vs selling it for removal
VIC

hi camrw and welcome to the forum. selling and/or getting your house taken away from your site for free is definitely the ideal way to go. there are a couple of…

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donuts
Feb 10, 2011 8:27 pm
donuts
btherl
btherl
11 February 2011

What shouldn't you include in the 3 month maintenance report

What shouldn't you include in the 3 month maintenance report
SA

4 outside light bulbs, external rangehood vent, washing machine waste connector (nowhere to plug the hose into in the laundry), floor waste in ensuite and bathroom, power…

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btherl
Feb 11, 2011 7:02 am
btherl
carlswil
carlswil
11 February 2011

Statesman Homes

Statesman Homes
SA

Sorry to hear your footings came back so expensive. I hope you can find a solution to your problem that you're happy with.

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carlswil
Feb 11, 2011 8:45 am
MrForgetful
MrForgetful
11 February 2011

Tapware when building new home

Tapware when building new home
QLD

Thanks donuts, will have to ask the builder what kind they use...

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MrForgetful
Feb 11, 2011 10:38 am
kyton
kyton
11 February 2011

Project Home Access to Site During Build for own tradies

Project Home Access to Site During Build for own tradies
NSW

Gunny maybe go to the poster's thread (listed in her signature) - the information may already be there.

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kyton
Feb 11, 2011 11:59 am
kyton
bashworth
bashworth
11 February 2011

How long from lock up to handover

How long from lock up to handover

I prefer to think the jobs only half over at lock up! So however long its taken until lock up it will be the same to handover

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bashworth
Feb 11, 2011 4:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
11 February 2011

Value of a 1/2 built house?

Value of a 1/2 built house?

i wouldn't be paying more than land value plus 50% of the work done. You are finishing someone else's dream not yours. With all the halses of restarting and loosing the…

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bashworth
Feb 11, 2011 4:39 pm
bashworth

you mean like…

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donuts
Feb 11, 2011 9:41 pm
donuts
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
11 February 2011

Facade Advice

Facade Advice
NSW

we have dune colourbond and we like it feel free to chek out the topic. out windows are anotec dark grey but close enough to give you an idea :)

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sharky55_shan
Feb 11, 2011 10:42 pm
sharky55_shan
Debra50
Debra50
12 February 2011

Carlisle homes - t range - as displayed promotion??

Carlisle homes - t range - as displayed promotion??
VIC

Hi reinsey, thanks for the feedback. I just let out a small sigh of relief!!! You see I've already put down a deposit with another builder, then…

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Debra50
Feb 12, 2011 7:44 am
take2
take2
12 February 2011

Telstra Fibre Optic Velocity Cabling

Telstra Fibre Optic Velocity Cabling
VIC

We are in Brookwater in qld, and have the Velocity. Off the top I cant remember the costs but to get it to the house wasn't that expensive and then it depends on how you…

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take2
Feb 12, 2011 3:04 pm
take2
bashworth
bashworth
12 February 2011

Question about PCI

Question about PCI
VIC

Hi I would say allow for a couple of hours. You need to make clear its a PCI and make sure things are recorded. Here is a link to more information:

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bashworth
Feb 12, 2011 5:30 pm
bashworth
dragonflychic
dragonflychic
12 February 2011

Perth builders - ideas, thoughts on what we need!

Perth builders - ideas, thoughts on what we need!
WA

Things mainly depend on your budget! Oh how I would of loved an extra $50k for the build. For us we would have done raised ceilings, nice cornice, kitchen full glass…

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dragonflychic
Feb 12, 2011 9:24 pm
REfL3ct
REfL3ct
13 February 2011

Buying Land in Clarendon Drive

Buying Land in Clarendon Drive
VIC

you might want to ask this question in here? viewtopic.php?f=31&t=24067&p=667237&hilit=somerfield#p667237 All i know is from the date you signed your land contract you…

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REfL3ct
Feb 13, 2011 7:28 pm
Dollar
Dollar
13 February 2011

Stack Stone??

Stack Stone??
NSW

You definitely want stack stone?

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Dollar
Feb 13, 2011 8:18 pm
Dexterredcat
Dexterredcat
13 February 2011

National builders warrnambool area

National builders warrnambool area
VIC

Hi there, I will also say to have a look at Deemaree's thread and send her a P.M for some info. I am also in Warrnambool and half way through the building process but not…

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Dexterredcat
Feb 13, 2011 8:35 pm
Dexterredcat
seast
seast
13 February 2011

Colorbond Colours- Please help?!

Colorbond Colours- Please help?!
NSW

We have our house and shed in Ironstone and Dune. Rendered house. Have a look at my thread for this colour combo.

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seast
Feb 13, 2011 9:38 pm
seast
594Jessica
594Jessica
13 February 2011

Help! Contract content and Tender content not the same??

Help! Contract content and Tender content not the same??
NSW

I am not saying its right, but its the way that all builders seem to work. It frequently causes problems to clients particularly when they…

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594Jessica
Feb 13, 2011 9:57 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
14 February 2011

Peter Stannard - Your Opnions

Peter Stannard - Your Opnions
WA

Neighbour built with Peter Stannard. They said they were generally happy with them with only minor issues (to be expected with any build).

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phoenixrain
Feb 13, 2011 11:03 pm
phoenixrain
buildinginjindalee
buildinginjindalee
14 February 2011

Building 2 storey in Burns Beach

Building 2 storey in Burns Beach
WA

Broadway do have some nice designs and they are building a few in B Beach so you can wander around and take a look. We were v happy with APG who built ours, great service…

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buildinginjindalee
Feb 13, 2011 11:44 pm
anitanu
anitanu
14 February 2011

builder house recommendation for 13m frontage in the ponds

builder house recommendation for 13m frontage in the ponds
NSW

Check with Rawson homes .they advertise as famous for narrow lots

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anitanu
Feb 14, 2011 10:25 am
just Erin
just Erin
14 February 2011

Coming to build in Australia. Questions.

Coming to build in Australia. Questions.
QLD

hi taskman, seems very expensive the numbers you have posted. I'm not sure you have included the actual cost of buying block/plot of land. As you will be new to…

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just Erin
Feb 14, 2011 10:36 am
just Erin
Yellow
Yellow
14 February 2011

PD Contemporary Stairs

PD Contemporary Stairs
VIC

Hi Has anyone had build the below stairs in your…

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Yellow
Feb 14, 2011 1:47 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 February 2011

How long does it take to get site ready for slab?

How long does it take to get site ready for slab?
VIC

... but first it needs to comply with the compaction(penetration) test, then set out(a few hours depending on complexity), then dig the footings and thickenings(another…

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onc_artisan
Feb 14, 2011 4:32 pm
onc_artisan
ra_ja
ra_ja
14 February 2011

Builders warranty for 7 years and extra costs incurred

Builders warranty for 7 years and extra costs incurred
VIC

Adam, thanks for the reply, atleast can look forward to the new builder to provide a fair quote and take on the warranty.

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ra_ja
Feb 14, 2011 5:35 pm
westisbest
westisbest
15 February 2011

Ludo 02 with Urbanedge

Ludo 02 with Urbanedge
VIC
1, 2

Hi Guys, I am also building with Urbanedge in Truganina. Can you suggest anything I should watch out for ? Looks like they are good builders but I would be believing only…

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westisbest
Feb 15, 2011 9:09 am
Candylea
Candylea
15 February 2011

Provisional Sum Items - When do you pay them?

Provisional Sum Items - When do you pay them?
NSW

I guess dif builders have their own meanings of what is a provisional item then. Changing items from what is standard, to me that is a variation. :)

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Candylea
Feb 15, 2011 1:18 pm
Candylea
just Erin
just Erin
15 February 2011

Cal & Matt's PD Kensington in Doreen - bit of a rant

Cal & Matt's PD Kensington in Doreen - bit of a rant
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Guys that is terrible :( I really feel for you. I'd love to know if it's the concreter who tried to charge us…

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just Erin
Feb 15, 2011 8:17 pm
just Erin
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B STAR
Feb 15, 2011 8:56 pm
dsa39
dsa39
16 February 2011

Em&Jamies BAROLLO Finally some UPDATES and lots of pics!!!

Em&Jamies BAROLLO Finally some UPDATES and lots of pics!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hi Em I have been speaking with Barb who has used the same brick and to be honest I think your house looks fabulous. We will be using the same bricks we have seen a few…

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dsa39
Feb 16, 2011 6:01 am
dsa39
ring09
ring09
16 February 2011

Our Retreat - Free Moving Boxes to good home

Our Retreat - Free Moving Boxes to good home
VIC

If only we were in Victoria - :lol: I know they can be expensive to buy. Boxes have been taken - thanks for helping out.

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ring09
Feb 16, 2011 2:23 pm
ring09
bashworth
bashworth
16 February 2011

Getting cracks on the slab - Slab Poured last sep

Getting cracks on the slab - Slab Poured last sep

It depends on how big the cracks are. Most concrete cracks to some extent. The designers say the purpose of the reinforcement is to hold the cracks closed. So if the…

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bashworth
Feb 16, 2011 4:10 pm
bashworth
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
16 February 2011

Northerly Estate Community (Piara Waters) WA

Northerly Estate Community (Piara Waters) WA
WA

welcome!! im just over the road in newhaven. im 923 which is next to the school (we will be :))

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sharky55_shan
Feb 16, 2011 4:51 pm
sharky55_shan
pete and mala
pete and mala
16 February 2011

HELP HELP HELP US NEIGHBOURS

HELP HELP HELP US NEIGHBOURS
VIC

Thank you all for your help ::smile::

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pete and mala
Feb 16, 2011 6:46 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
16 February 2011

CiNnY's build with Henley- Backyard pics 31/1/11

CiNnY's build with Henley- Backyard pics 31/1/11
VIC
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Everything looks GREAT CiNnY :-D You have done an excellent job :: Cheers Steve & Jay

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Buttercup
Feb 16, 2011 7:23 pm
Buttercup
Theeded
Theeded
16 February 2011

Is this a rip-off for a price of a land in Melbounre ?

Is this a rip-off for a price of a land in Melbounre ?
VIC

Thx you everyone :o I've got my Land valuation from the Bank today. It comes out at $10K lower than what I am paying but $60K higher than the Council valuation ^^,)…

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Theeded
Feb 16, 2011 10:15 pm


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