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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 9:25 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 10:06 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 1:12 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 1:57 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 2:55 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 5:23 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 5:38 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 5:40 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 3:26 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 10:12 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 10:48 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 8:58 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 11:06 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 3:10 pm
SunshineT
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Cat
Oct 03, 2010 1:37 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 3:01 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 3:17 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 4:20 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 5:25 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
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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 6:02 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 10:25 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 11:01 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 11:50 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 12:32 pm
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 5:13 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 8:09 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 October 2010

Blind Options..

Blind Options..

Post has been moved to the right forum.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 04, 2010 9:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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Barwon374
Oct 04, 2010 9:35 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 11:41 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 8:24 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 8:26 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 9:43 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 11:56 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 10:29 am
rramesh
rramesh
9 October 2010

Vandals on yet to tittle land!!!!

Vandals on yet to tittle land!!!!

My conveyancer told me to go move the stakes myself, and so I did. As Lunchtime has said there was the buried stake in the ground so it was easy fro me to locate the…

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rramesh
Oct 09, 2010 7:29 am
emlet01
emlet01
5 October 2010

Building a Retreat house with Plantation homes Teviot Downs

Building a Retreat house with Plantation homes Teviot Downs
QLD

Hi, I replied to you in my thread as well. We are building in Teviot and while our builder found some rock they said that no where in the area has been excessive and it…

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emlet01
Oct 05, 2010 1:14 pm
TheOK
TheOK
10 October 2010

Carpet fumes?

Carpet fumes?

VOC's. Nearly everything has them. Fresh air will fix. Somepeople are more sensitive than others as it's already been…

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TheOK
Oct 10, 2010 2:09 pm
TheOK
Pugs
Pugs
5 October 2010

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!

Smart Wire Installers - Do your homework!!!
1, 2

We are in a telstra velocity estate... its costing us about $1300 though homecinema systems to get some fairly basic 3 tv points.. 1 foxtel…

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Pugs
Oct 05, 2010 3:09 pm
Pugs
buildup
buildup
9 December 2011

Williams landing internet

Williams landing internet

According to Cedar Woods Winter 2011 newsletter, it looks like Telstra has ceased the rollout of copper infrastructure in Stages 5-8 at Williams Landing. They've also…

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buildup
Dec 09, 2011 2:42 pm

Oh for the areas that show this is what we have around the place, it's a bit different now as we have a pond where the garden on the right…

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Trish
Oct 05, 2010 4:46 pm
Trish
TheOK
TheOK
5 October 2010

Do you really need anti-ponding boards???

Do you really need anti-ponding boards???

Our builder has not installed anti-ponding boards in our roof even though the contract said they were including them. The builder's response…

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TheOK
Oct 05, 2010 6:53 pm
TheOK
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 October 2010

Help on flooring for rumpus room

Help on flooring for rumpus room

There is a school of thought that says that hardfloors are worse for asthma etc. Hardfloors allow dust to circulate through the air more than carpet, which traps them. If…

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anthony_carter
Oct 16, 2010 6:41 pm
Helyn
Helyn
5 October 2010

Floor Plan Advice

Floor Plan Advice
ACT

Ah ,I see what you mean now, buildingwest - yes, I agree - make the study longer up to the hallway line. With doors to close off when desired, which I think are there…

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Helyn
Oct 05, 2010 8:20 pm
Helyn
malrose
malrose
6 October 2010

Obscure glazing to bathroom windows

Obscure glazing to bathroom windows

Thanks all :D I think we are going to get the Satinlite - White love the look of it in your photos.

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malrose
Oct 06, 2010 12:23 pm
Prometheus_au
Prometheus_au
6 October 2010

Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options

Easier telephone/ADSL cabling options

Thanks for the info. I'll get my installer to use CAT6 for ALL the cabling - it's just two points for the phone - and obviously for all the data points. Thanks again.

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Prometheus_au
Oct 06, 2010 2:11 pm
pottsville
pottsville
6 October 2010

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Did you get your keys before official handover?

Thanks for reply - MAYBE I SHOULD RE PHRASE MY QUESTION as it isnt very clear! ::sad:: Maybe I should be asking If the build finished ahead of time So all works complete and…

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pottsville
Oct 06, 2010 3:11 pm
JenEM
JenEM
30 December 2010

Brick Issues

Brick Issues

The builder refunded 110% of the difference in upgrade in bricks from standard to the premium we ordered. Brick suppliers funded the rectification (we still have bricks…

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JenEM
Dec 30, 2010 11:04 am
shonzilla
shonzilla
6 October 2010

TeaPots Hoose!! HEY EVERYBODY! I GOT KEYS!

TeaPots Hoose!! HEY EVERYBODY! I GOT KEYS!
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Awww yay! cant wait till the tiles are in!! no more sandy cold floors! Pomdogs are cute as, they make me laugh with the little circles they do :D Cant wait to see your garden!

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shonzilla
Oct 06, 2010 6:09 pm
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