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CiNnY
CiNnY
14 June 2010

Whittlesea Council - Building Envelope - Retaining walls

Whittlesea Council - Building Envelope - Retaining walls
VIC

When I went in to the council to ask about permits for the shed, outdoor area and retaining wall in the back corner around our easement they told me that if the retaining…

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CiNnY
Jun 14, 2010 11:28 am
angieg
angieg
14 June 2010

Burbank Home - How long to build?

Burbank Home - How long to build?
VIC

Thanks... I will just keep waiting.

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angieg
Jun 14, 2010 1:34 pm
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Bam
Jun 14, 2010 3:33 pm
Bam
GlenroyBuild
GlenroyBuild
14 June 2010

Large builders using non brick-veneer?

Large builders using non brick-veneer?
VIC

Hi I am planning a demolish/build in Glenroy Melbourne. I am really keen on aerated brick or other ICF type building materials. Can anyone recommend if there are any big…

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GlenroyBuild
Jun 14, 2010 6:01 pm
Infidel
Infidel
14 June 2010

Building a house-Price Negotiation

Building a house-Price Negotiation
WA

Hi Guys I am considering building a 2 storey, 4 bed , 2 bath, with APG homes. I have read the reviews about them and the quality of their work. Guess I wanted to know 2…

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Infidel
Jun 14, 2010 7:05 pm
bindala
bindala
14 June 2010

Carlisle homes - Smart wiring

Carlisle homes - Smart wiring

Hi ibfragalot99, Juts a query about FTTH connection. I wasn't known about this FTTH connection when we signed our…

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bindala
Jun 14, 2010 8:42 pm
upgraders
upgraders
14 June 2010

M3tr1c0n*** skirts/arcs/doors first or cabinetry??

M3tr1c0n*** skirts/arcs/doors first or cabinetry??

Bricking at our place has been going on for about 1 month. I don't know how M3tr1c0n can get their ordering wrong. Our roof tiles were short, they had to order another 2…

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upgraders
Jun 14, 2010 10:10 pm
Booque
Booque
14 June 2010

Adam's first house, Belvedere Hills - Wanneroo WA

Adam's first house, Belvedere Hills - Wanneroo WA
WA

Wow, that was super fast to lock-up stage. Now we have to try to take photos without the glare of the windows.

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Booque
Jun 14, 2010 11:15 pm
Booque
elastic
elastic
15 June 2010

FHOG Extentsion...How to write the letter and show proof

FHOG Extentsion...How to write the letter and show proof

Refer to your UIN number in bold writing at the start of the letter. State that you signed the contract knowing that it was reasonably foreseeable that you would have…

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elastic
Jun 15, 2010 9:17 am
Howie
Howie
15 June 2010

How Long - Double Storey?

How Long - Double Storey?

Slab down Jan 28th for us.. expected handover 1st week of August. So roughly just over 6 months.

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Howie
Jun 15, 2010 9:55 am
Howie
rod&jenn
rod&jenn
15 June 2010

Smart wiring or FTTH package via Burbank Homes ..

Smart wiring or FTTH package via Burbank Homes ..
VIC

Sorry about that i'm new here all i did was tried to help by passing the info to this person as i found your info in another thread no bad intentions and yes my brother…

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rod&jenn
Jun 15, 2010 10:06 am
rod&jenn
prasanna_gg
prasanna_gg
15 June 2010

Westbury 26 (Carlisle) colour selection and upgrade ideas

Westbury 26 (Carlisle) colour selection and upgrade ideas
VIC

Hi all, This forum has been of great help to make some of my early decisions. Tons of useful information here! I have decided to build a Westbury 26 (Carlisle Homes) in…

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prasanna_gg
Jun 15, 2010 12:30 pm
Yellow
Yellow
15 June 2010

Second soil test after demolition

Second soil test after demolition

Hi Yellow, we are hanging out for the completion of the demo ~ they have started taking our old house down last week ~ as then we will have…

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Yellow
Jun 15, 2010 1:22 pm
mb@147a
mb@147a
15 June 2010

Need advise on my floor plans .... Pleeeeeeaaase!!!

Need advise on my floor plans .... Pleeeeeeaaase!!!

I think the proportions of your house are lovely. I'd definitely keep the upstairs living. As your daughter grows an additional living space will be more valuable than a…

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mb@147a
Jun 15, 2010 1:40 pm
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Oceanus2
Jun 15, 2010 2:36 pm
Tinks
Tinks
15 June 2010

How do you stop yourself from visiting daily?

How do you stop yourself from visiting daily?
1, 2

I say the don't stop visiting. I live on the property where my house is getting built and I'm glad that I do as the builder has had to be stopped because of all the…

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Tinks
Jun 15, 2010 2:37 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
15 June 2010

Got my soil test report

Got my soil test report
VIC

Hi S&M, not quite sure where Truganina is but I also need a P class slab and the price in SE Melbourne was very similar to yours. SK

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Eskay40
Jun 15, 2010 5:30 pm
Eskay40
nemisis
nemisis
15 June 2010

Lockup Stage - Inspection???

Lockup Stage - Inspection???

interesting topic, I thought alot more responses would've come through.

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nemisis
Jun 15, 2010 6:17 pm
InPakenham
InPakenham
15 June 2010

High quote for upgrade to double garage

High quote for upgrade to double garage
VIC

No sure how much wider the double is over a single but my builder charges $2K extra per meter.

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InPakenham
Jun 15, 2010 6:19 pm
laurend
laurend
15 June 2010

Laurens Happy Dance! 2 sleeps to PCI!!!!

Laurens Happy Dance! 2 sleeps to PCI!!!!

PCI went really well. We used Darren from Darbecca as our inspector and he was like a machine! but picked out some stuff we would never have noticed. Our builder has…

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laurend
Jun 15, 2010 6:46 pm
laurend
ring09
ring09
15 June 2010

Anybody dealing with Homebuyers Centre

Anybody dealing with Homebuyers Centre
VIC

Things must be different in WA - all their homes here in Vic come with doors to robes, garage door etc. I have seen this on other peoples posts and thought it…

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ring09
Jun 15, 2010 7:28 pm
ring09
kiwi
kiwi
15 June 2010

we have our plans yippee

we have our plans yippee

true! the boys and girls had it ay... the kids will love having their 'own' bathroom..nice!

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kiwi
Jun 15, 2010 7:59 pm
kiwi
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
15 June 2010

RPZ device? Water tank/recycled to toilet - Devonia Park

RPZ device? Water tank/recycled to toilet - Devonia Park

Hi all, Anybody had any experience with an "RPZ device" ? My site supervisor left me a message today saying the plumbing commission had visited the site and said I…

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ibfragalot99
Jun 15, 2010 8:08 pm
ibfragalot99
Candylea
Candylea
15 June 2010

how to read refrigerator space on plans???

how to read refrigerator space on plans???
VIC

Did you get specific kitchen plans with your plans or just the floorplan? Our space is ordinary (950 width 650 depth) have a small fridge tho. Or yeh... check the plans…

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Candylea
Jun 15, 2010 9:25 pm
Candylea
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
15 June 2010

downlights from Ebay

downlights from Ebay

The CSIRO's 8 star Zero Emission House (in Doreen, Vic) uses 15W CFL downlights made by ecobulb. See http://auszeh.org.au/ZEH%20Brochure.pdf No, I don't work for…

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zeitgeber
Jun 15, 2010 9:35 pm
zeitgeber
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
15 June 2010

Demolishing & building new home - Perth

Demolishing & building new home - Perth
WA

Bagheera is also demolishing and rebuilding. She's in Kalamunda Shire and from memory, her site costs were huge. What area are you in?

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Oceanus2
Jun 15, 2010 9:46 pm
thirsty
thirsty
16 June 2010

Quote for Building our dream home

Quote for Building our dream home

Hi upgraders, I love that builders designs. Its a pity I live in the wrong state to where they build. When I meet with the SC, I think we will tell them to delete the…

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thirsty
Jun 16, 2010 5:34 am
thirsty

I loved eaves but cold not have them all around the house due to the cost ::sad:: And I couldnt have them along the garage due to a zero boundary, but we put them across the…

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makoby
Jun 16, 2010 7:19 am
oze
oze
16 June 2010

Plaster around rear garage door

Plaster around rear garage door

Thanks everyone. I saw Lisa's photos and she has plaster all the way around. No idea why some have it and others don't. Guess it will remain a mystery. True Kek, it is…

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oze
Jun 16, 2010 8:59 am
oze
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
16 June 2010

Cost to have a kit home built?

Cost to have a kit home built?

Hi Chad, a lot of it depends on how much you plan to do yourself and how much you plan to pay someone to do. We were told by the kit home company that we bought from that…

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Raleighfarm
Jun 16, 2010 10:28 am
Raleighfarm
kure69
kure69
16 June 2010

New Homes Contract

New Homes Contract

I just got some legal advice on the mater and was informed that I do not have to sign a Caveat for the builder to put a caveat on land title. Under Domestic Building…

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kure69
Jun 16, 2010 10:51 am
bindala
bindala
16 June 2010

most reputable builder in victoria?

most reputable builder in victoria?

Hi there, If you want to know everthing about the builders, their ratings by their own customers and comments on their build, go to this link. Only If you are bulding in…

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bindala
Jun 16, 2010 11:12 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
16 June 2010

Recommend A Driveway Concreter around Doreen?

Recommend A Driveway Concreter around Doreen?

Our exposed was done by a mate who is no longer in the conrcete business btu we got our mix from Mentone Pre Mix. they have them all on their website and if you ring them…

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CiNnY
Jun 16, 2010 11:39 am
Infidel
Infidel
16 June 2010

Building in Perth's Northern Suburbs

Building in Perth's Northern Suburbs
WA

Hi Day Dreamer I read you are building with APG homes at burns beach. I have just put down the deposit on a cottage lot at Burns beach and I am in discussions with APG…

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Infidel
Jun 16, 2010 1:08 pm
mortgage2009
mortgage2009
16 June 2010

Certificate Occupancy, Inspections, Handover - Confused!!!

Certificate Occupancy, Inspections, Handover - Confused!!!
VIC

Thanks A&E - I have been keeping check on your thread - looking forward to your OCI updates! Mervyn, I contacted just about everyone, RACV, Alliance, AAMI, the lot. …

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mortgage2009
Jun 16, 2010 2:01 pm
Lex
Lex
16 June 2010

Our Family Home - CC Imminent.

Our Family Home - CC Imminent.
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey kyton, do you have a build blog? I'd like to have a peek at your tallowwood deck :)

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Lex
Jun 16, 2010 4:44 pm
Lex
lj3376
lj3376
16 June 2010

internal fit out before bricks?

internal fit out before bricks?

We are in the same boat- our internal is pretty much to lock up but the bricking is not finished. Thankfully the bricking is now about 3/4 done and the brickies actually…

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lj3376
Jun 16, 2010 4:48 pm
tim1981
tim1981
16 June 2010

Eminence Doreen - Optic Fibre or ADSL2?

Eminence Doreen - Optic Fibre or ADSL2?
VIC

Hi guys, Wondering if anyone living (or building) in Eminence could help me out here. We are building in Stage 7 and theres a bit of confusion with our builder over…

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tim1981
Jun 16, 2010 4:49 pm
Pugs
Pugs
16 June 2010

Extra costs when building.

Extra costs when building.
VIC

Propper TV and Data Cabling... some of these packages i've seen others get are woefull and over priced

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Pugs
Jun 16, 2010 5:53 pm
Pugs
dadandsue
dadandsue
16 June 2010

Guess the build cost!

Guess the build cost!
VIC

2 townhouses, lets say 550sqm in total to highish standard. BUDGET $850,000

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dadandsue
Jun 16, 2010 6:15 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
16 June 2010

Independent reviewer for my site cost

Independent reviewer for my site cost
VIC

Your issue is not if the cost is right but if the foundations used are appropriate to your land. An engineer would do this and maybe advise you on price.

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Adam.M
Jun 16, 2010 11:07 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
16 June 2010

Progress payment question

Progress payment question
WA

The should only charge you what your contract says regarding progress payments + any late progress payment interest if applicable. They are in breach of Domestic Building…

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Adam.M
Jun 16, 2010 11:13 pm
Brad & Sonya
Brad & Sonya
16 June 2010

Timber Floor laid after handover?

Timber Floor laid after handover?

Hi anieg, We have installed a timber floor after handover in 2 houses now. The first was plank on ply as described by upgraders and we had to trim the bottom of the doors…

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Brad & Sonya
Jun 16, 2010 11:36 pm
Brad & Sonya
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
17 June 2010

Good PCI inspector - perth SOR

Good PCI inspector - perth SOR

Just looked in my RAC Horizons book. It's Housepect 1300 1300 68 www.houspect.com.au RAC members get 10% (tell them when you ring). I have never used them, so can't vouch…

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Oceanus2
Jun 17, 2010 12:19 am
bel
bel
17 June 2010

Battleaxe property and Hornsby council...where do I start!

Battleaxe property and Hornsby council...where do I start!

Well done Jas :: And Yay for you - you have started your building journey :z: A really great outcome so far, and good on the council town planner, giving you such informative…

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bel
Jun 17, 2010 7:05 am
bel
GSK
GSK
17 June 2010

Shower sizes - how do I measure?

Shower sizes - how do I measure?

Our builder told us that it was measured from the frame. I disputed it and they made our shower 900x900 internal and the other 1800x900 internal.

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GSK
Jun 17, 2010 9:43 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
17 June 2010

Site cost inclusion breakdown in your base house price

Site cost inclusion breakdown in your base house price
VIC

I know someone that's building with metricon, and they were told what the $$$ amount was for 'standard' site costs. Most builders would tell you, ours (EB) did as well…

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joannapaulp
Jun 17, 2010 10:18 am
borg
borg
17 June 2010

PGH bricks

PGH bricks

Some pgh bricks did have issues. However Austral and boral also make this type of brick. Talk to your builder about it. It is repairable. My neighbour had a similar issue…

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borg
Jun 17, 2010 10:24 am
borg
croc
croc
17 June 2010

Custom build Arion estate - Harrisdale

Custom build Arion estate - Harrisdale
WA

Hey d@n - don't want the kids getting too comfortable at home otherwise they'll never leave! I understand your comment though. I guess it depends on your kids - very rare…

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croc
Jun 17, 2010 10:42 am


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