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gilroy
gilroy
28 August 2010

Devonia Park

Devonia Park
VIC

Hi All, I am planning at building at Devonia park and am utterly confussed by what all the builders are saying and how they contradict each other. I have currently…

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gilroy
Aug 28, 2010 1:22 pm
Trinity
Trinity
28 August 2010

Maximum gap under a door

Maximum gap under a door
VIC

You'll find your answers here on page 41: http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/resources/documents/S+T_GUIDE_07.pdf

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Trinity
Aug 28, 2010 6:08 pm
Trinity
Trinity
28 August 2010

Handover Tips Please!

Handover Tips Please!
VIC

With that list of known defects I would be cancelling the PCI and demanding that those items be fixed before you'll consider attending a PCI inspection. Put it all in…

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Trinity
Aug 28, 2010 6:25 pm
arnold1975
arnold1975
28 August 2010

Milan 2200 The Rise Tarneit

Milan 2200 The Rise Tarneit
VIC

Yeah stage 11, it doesnt say anything in the contract. Why dont they let u walk in with the inspector?

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arnold1975
Aug 28, 2010 10:15 pm
rebeccaT
rebeccaT
28 August 2010

Anna1, Handover 02/09/10 and broken window

Anna1, Handover 02/09/10 and broken window
SA
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Grat that your pCi went well!!!! Bummer about the window - little buggers...... have a great week until you get your keys!

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rebeccaT
Aug 28, 2010 10:39 pm
norvenski
norvenski
28 August 2010

Show me your retaining walls

Show me your retaining walls
WA

Depending on the aesthetics you're hoping for, panel and post walls are considerably cheaper than limestone block for 1.4 m of retained height. Or you could go with…

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norvenski
Aug 28, 2010 11:02 pm
kineso
kineso
29 August 2010

Can Builder force us to use their kitchen place?

Can Builder force us to use their kitchen place?

Update: Builder is allowing us to use other company! We are very happy. :) If we had to do it all over again, we'd certainly clarify who does the builder's kitchens and…

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kineso
Aug 29, 2010 2:50 pm
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
29 August 2010

Fencing Contractors

Fencing Contractors
VIC

We've had a few for quotes to just down the road in West Melton. Depending what kind of fencing you need or your estate requires, I found the Fencing Factory in Thomastown…

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The Little Misses
Aug 29, 2010 3:41 pm
The Little Misses
ESB
ESB
29 August 2010

Stacker wardrobe doors?

Stacker wardrobe doors?
QLD

Thank you for your reply :) Unfortunately they don't stack ... you can only open one section at a time or I'm looking in the wrong section (which I wouldn't put it past me :lol: )

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ESB
Aug 29, 2010 8:53 pm
ESB
Lex
Lex
29 August 2010

Damp Slab Edge .... Opinions Please !!

Damp Slab Edge .... Opinions Please !!

No worries, SherWin ... I just think that the builder should own to this and at least inspect it (as well as the person who approved this, ie. the PCA inspector).

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Lex
Aug 29, 2010 9:47 pm
Lex
pman
pman
29 August 2010

Waterboard didn't approve our plans...

Waterboard didn't approve our plans...
NSW

yeah I'm a bit annoyed about the builders engineers not finding this out originally, even after me giving the builder the original contour plan…

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pman
Aug 29, 2010 10:52 pm
xquisitB
xquisitB
30 August 2010

Site Cost and Pre Development reports and assessments

Site Cost and Pre Development reports and assessments

Thank you for the replies, we are currently in dispute with our builder and I believe this was raised solely due to that issue, we have received variation after…

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xquisitB
Aug 30, 2010 10:16 am
balwans
balwans
30 August 2010

Enquiry about start date of site with Hermitage

Enquiry about start date of site with Hermitage
VIC

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have read the building contract and like many other thing they have covered themselves. I checked with Hermitage and they informed me that…

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balwans
Aug 30, 2010 12:12 pm
SherWin
SherWin
30 August 2010

Render Costs

Render Costs

Just wondering if anyone would be able to advise the current cost per square metre to render. I'm not wanting the "colour in" render ........ painting would be done after…

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SherWin
Aug 30, 2010 12:49 pm
allys86
allys86
30 August 2010

Vanity Height

Vanity Height

Hello Everyone, Building a new place and need opinions on my vanity apparently the bench height for a 150mm basin is 700mm is this normal as it seems to be very low and…

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allys86
Aug 30, 2010 1:22 pm
ring09
ring09
30 August 2010

Insulation Question for 5 star engery rating

Insulation Question for 5 star engery rating
VIC

Just been advised by builder that the insulation for walls rockwool 3.0 is too thick for the cavity and we will be changed to 2.5 - my question is does this still comply…

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ring09
Aug 30, 2010 3:33 pm
ring09
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
30 August 2010

Recycled water - brown and smelling like sewerage?

Recycled water - brown and smelling like sewerage?

We were in our house today and noticed a smell in the bathroom. We found that the water flushing the toilets (both ensuite and bathroom across the other side of the house)…

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ibfragalot99
Aug 30, 2010 5:07 pm
ibfragalot99
pipphen
pipphen
30 August 2010

anyone built a Casaview Home?

anyone built a Casaview Home?
NSW

Seems like the same question pops up occasionally about Casaview but there are scarsely any feedback about them? I am considering going with Casaview but the lack of info…

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pipphen
Aug 30, 2010 5:53 pm
Southies
Southies
30 August 2010

WIR and Wardrobe doors - Advice, Pics, Prices.........?

WIR and Wardrobe doors - Advice, Pics, Prices.........?

Main bedroom has a WIR with shelve and hanging space only – wondering if I am best to get this fitted out with some other kind of…

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Southies
Aug 30, 2010 6:50 pm
Southies
pipphen
pipphen
30 August 2010

Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))

Building a Wisdom Manhattan 42(51).....Handover :))
NSW
1, 2

Hi hills_builder, Just been to your blog and enjoyed viewing the different stages of your building process. Congrats on moving in! I am hoping to be doing the same in a…

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pipphen
Aug 30, 2010 7:54 pm
bryceandjennifer
bryceandjennifer
30 August 2010

Building MJ's Monte Carlo - Morpeth

Building MJ's Monte Carlo - Morpeth
NSW

Hi All, Have been scanning through this site reading everyone elses posts and thought I would start my own. We are building the Monte Carlo at Morpeth, have been through…

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bryceandjennifer
Aug 30, 2010 8:22 pm
dilla
dilla
30 August 2010

HIA Contract - who can witness the signature?

HIA Contract - who can witness the signature?
QLD

Anyone should be able to witness it for you. I witnessed DP and he witnessed me.

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dilla
Aug 30, 2010 11:22 pm
dilla
draco76
draco76
30 August 2010

Can anyone help me find this clothesline?

Can anyone help me find this clothesline?
NSW

just reviving this thread as i am currently in the hunt of a clothesline...

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draco76
Aug 31, 2010 12:50 am
n&n02
n&n02
31 August 2010

Slight fall on land - help me design my lot!

Slight fall on land - help me design my lot!
QLD

Hi hd We liased directly with p33t's fencing people who arranged our retaining wall (I think ours ended up being 600mm high and 23m long). They put in the retaining…

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n&n02
Aug 31, 2010 9:41 am
kel
kel
19 September 2010

waffle pod

waffle pod

susd They will replace them with bricks when bricks laying starts. I had the same, and I am told it is supposed to be a decorative feature.

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kel
Sep 19, 2010 5:58 pm
Cass&Dec
Cass&Dec
31 August 2010

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Stu Are you still on here. Would like to talk to you in regards to your perry home

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Cass&Dec
Aug 31, 2010 12:29 pm
kitwen
kitwen
31 August 2010

Anyone building with Fairhaven homes?

Anyone building with Fairhaven homes?
VIC

All i can say is building is a headache and the quality represented in the display homes does not mean your home will turn out that…

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kitwen
Aug 31, 2010 1:24 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
31 August 2010

colorbond vs tiles

colorbond vs tiles

Our choice of colorbond (Jasper colour) was easy - it was a free upgrade. Hickinbotham had a promotion giving their clients a free upgrade to colorbond. We were going…

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Cooped07
Aug 31, 2010 3:20 pm
Cooped07
saemiseon
saemiseon
31 August 2010

What other costs do I need to budget fo?

What other costs do I need to budget fo?
VIC

Hi there. It'll obviously vary heaps depending on each build so I'll just write down what's happening for us after handover so that you'd get an idea:) we're doing…

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saemiseon
Aug 31, 2010 5:06 pm
Casa2
Casa2
31 August 2010

URGENT - Big M SS denying our Independant Inspector PCI

URGENT - Big M SS denying our Independant Inspector PCI
VIC

I wouldn't worry about builders' requirements. After you've done your PCI go home and thing about it. Unless they have a gun to your head, no one can force you to sign.…

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Casa2
Aug 31, 2010 5:13 pm
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
31 August 2010

Fencing Costs

Fencing Costs
VIC

Hi, Do you also send me through PM the fence guy details? Thanks Regards

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VijayGaba
Aug 31, 2010 5:30 pm
trudy
trudy
31 August 2010

talise henley

talise henley
VIC

Since putting up this post we have put down our deposit and have made our colour appointment to build the talise q2. I had some concerns about how narrow the house was...…

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trudy
Aug 31, 2010 6:47 pm
hills_builder
hills_builder
31 August 2010

Builders Standard Range tiles in particular Wisdom Homes

Builders Standard Range tiles in particular Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi Anna, We used tiles from the standards builders range for our bathroom. The only extra was the feature tiles which we used in one wall in each shower. We did think…

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hills_builder
Aug 31, 2010 6:54 pm
Southies
Southies
31 August 2010

Independent inspector in Sydney

Independent inspector in Sydney
NSW

If you do a search vincent 337, you should find a few threads relating to this :wink:

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Southies
Aug 31, 2010 8:17 pm
Southies
take2
take2
1 September 2010

Render or no render- What do you think? Poll included

Render or no render- What do you think? Poll included

I would def render the portico, just to break up the red bricks. If you can wait until the roof is on to choice the colour, then get a couple of sample pots. Cheers Lou

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take2
Sep 01, 2010 10:51 am
take2
SherWin
SherWin
1 September 2010

builder's rules... for final inspection

builder's rules... for final inspection
VIC

The 2nd SS we had for our build (1st one got fired) was a d**khead. First thing he said was "I've built $2M houses before and this is nothing…

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SherWin
Sep 01, 2010 1:18 pm
Pug
Pug
1 September 2010

Builder recommendations - Bentleigh, McKinnon Moorabbin

Builder recommendations - Bentleigh, McKinnon Moorabbin
VIC

Hi all, I wondering if you’ve had a property build around the above areas if y’all can recommend a builder? We’re at the stage of collating a list to send out…

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Pug
Sep 01, 2010 2:45 pm
Momo1979
Momo1979
1 September 2010

DreamHome 2010 Land Prepared - Photos Added Site

DreamHome 2010 Land Prepared - Photos Added Site
WA

I'm down in Northerly too !! Slab down in 2 weeks time !! :z: .... Can't wait after all the paperwork and waiting around for approvals for months on end..

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Momo1979
Sep 01, 2010 3:09 pm
Momo1979
Pug
Pug
1 September 2010

building inspectors

building inspectors
VIC

I'm starting the process of building and I have a good building inspector that I will be employing at the base stage, frame stage, lock-up stage and Final Inspection…

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Pug
Sep 01, 2010 3:43 pm
Miss
Miss
1 September 2010

I've got the LOVE..Handover 24/8!

I've got the LOVE..Handover 24/8!
1 ... 14, 15, 16

I hope all is going well with moving in!

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Miss
Sep 01, 2010 4:53 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
1 September 2010

What's included at "LOCK UP" stage ? Invoice received ...

What's included at "LOCK UP" stage ? Invoice received ...

Your house is past lock up. All those internal fittings are usually in the next payment. Just pay it. Not paying a progress payment is not going…

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boiselfish
Sep 01, 2010 10:38 pm
Pugs
Pugs
2 September 2010

Hanging things in steel framed homes

Hanging things in steel framed homes

check out Ramset hooks at the hardware store...

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Pugs
Sep 02, 2010 7:53 am
Pugs
kristyv
kristyv
2 September 2010

building at the hunt club-is this ok help!!!!!!!

building at the hunt club-is this ok help!!!!!!!
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Mohammed, Hows everything going with your house. Good luck with everything.. ::smile::

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kristyv
Sep 02, 2010 11:35 am
FeeDee
FeeDee
2 September 2010

Can anyone recommend fencing co for Ivanhoe (cheap, quality)

Can anyone recommend fencing co for Ivanhoe (cheap, quality)
VIC

Hi, I'm after a quote for back fence across two properties. Also, can anyone tell me the rules and regulations for how high you can build, with or without lattice?

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FeeDee
Sep 02, 2010 12:06 pm
Team PD
Team PD
2 September 2010

Porter Davis Maintenance Question

Porter Davis Maintenance Question
VIC

I gave up on my unfinished 3 month maintenance 18 months ago. It was worth it to not deal with that company ever again. Service usually begins…

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Team PD
Sep 02, 2010 12:39 pm
Team PD
blackjack46
blackjack46
2 September 2010

New home

New home

Hi , Do you have vaccant land and looking for a good quality builder but with less prices?? Standard…

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blackjack46
Sep 02, 2010 1:15 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
2 September 2010

Can I use a KING bedhead with a Queen matress & base

Can I use a KING bedhead with a Queen matress & base

I've a king mattress with ensemble, and a custom-made bed head attached to the ensemble. The width of the king mattress is 1.8m while a queen mattress is 1.5m. There will…

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rocketleaves
Sep 02, 2010 2:51 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
2 September 2010

Does anyone want or need soil in 3030, VIC area?

Does anyone want or need soil in 3030, VIC area?

I have about 10 car trailer loads of clean clay/fill to remove. I have a close construction site that are happy to take the soil but if you you need a top/fill up then I…

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Adam.M
Sep 02, 2010 3:15 pm
johng
johng
2 September 2010

Masterton Build

Masterton Build
NSW

Many thanks Mrs Rose I have recently followed Lizzy build and see that you have been very helpful. I was actually going to build the Santori, but in a vogue type finish.…

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johng
Sep 02, 2010 4:27 pm
Missing Link
Missing Link
2 September 2010

Lock up Stage Payment

Lock up Stage Payment

Hi Everyone thanks for the reply's we sent builder a email regarding the issues and he has Acknowledged the issues but has kind of put the blame back on his sub…

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Missing Link
Sep 02, 2010 6:18 pm


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