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dragonflychic
dragonflychic
30 November 2010

My floor plans - which one do you think is better?

My floor plans - which one do you think is better?

I like revised A better. Ensuite bigger and the seperate main toilet.

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dragonflychic
Nov 30, 2010 11:03 am
Team PD
Team PD
30 November 2010

Help! Odd shaped block

Help! Odd shaped block
VIC

Hi MCW, It's good to see you're doing research on the forum. Have you had a chance to visit any display homes and chat to the sales staff to see what is possible? They…

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Team PD
Nov 30, 2010 11:36 am
Team PD
Nikki1987
Nikki1987
30 November 2010

Building with Affordable Living in Emerald Park

Building with Affordable Living in Emerald Park
WA

I am building with affordable living in Baldivis. My thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=41391 I too am a first time builder. We have only just finished our pre start last week.…

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Nikki1987
Nov 30, 2010 12:00 pm
juliaw
juliaw
30 November 2010

Need a good Architectural Design..???

Need a good Architectural Design..???
NSW

Try the local "Archi Center" one in every state fantastic people and service 02 9411 1000 They have a web site as well www.archicenter.com.au We used them in Brisbane and…

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juliaw
Nov 30, 2010 4:26 pm
take2
take2
30 November 2010

Weatherboard Display Homes

Weatherboard Display Homes
VIC

My partner and I are going to be building our home in Weatherboard (Hardie Plank). Does anyone know of any display homes…

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take2
Nov 30, 2010 4:56 pm
take2
Lan
Lan
30 November 2010

Septic Choice - What did you choose?

Septic Choice - What did you choose?
NSW

Biolytix Installation - contact your own local plumber average $3000-$4000 Cost of system - $5352.00 for gravity drained system OR $6920.00 for pumped system Cost of…

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Lan
Nov 30, 2010 5:53 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
30 November 2010

Botanic Ridge - Building our own design!

Botanic Ridge - Building our own design!
VIC

Where/how did you find them?? We are getting so confused and thinking maybe we should get a custom house but are worried about the cost.

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wertmezer
Nov 30, 2010 8:41 pm
just Erin
just Erin
1 December 2010

change from lot numbers to street numbers

change from lot numbers to street numbers
VIC

You can still keep your lot number displayed so…

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just Erin
Dec 01, 2010 7:15 am
just Erin
new aussie
new aussie
1 December 2010

Butlers Pantry Sliding door help please

Butlers Pantry Sliding door help please
VIC

Need help pretty please...... We have a PD Hamilton 34 home with butlers pantry(the fridge is in the pantry) with a sliding door. I have a roman numeral clock that I would…

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new aussie
Dec 01, 2010 11:56 am
Crunchbone
Crunchbone
1 December 2010

Footpath damaged by builders

Footpath damaged by builders

I don't want to get ahead of myself... but... when building a house, is there anything better than getting a credit on…

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Crunchbone
Dec 01, 2010 1:35 pm
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
1 December 2010

"upside down" house

"upside down" house
1, 2

Hi, I just found your thread. We are considering the same issue, upstairs living to take advantage of views. This is not such an unusual thing in Queensland -…

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Hillcrest
Dec 01, 2010 1:47 pm
Hillcrest
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
1 December 2010

New to building, everything seems to need to be upgraded!

New to building, everything seems to need to be upgraded!
VIC

welcome to building, our house was over $50k above the base house price and we didnt have any problems with finance. It seems that builders cut back the price of the basic…

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Lunchtime
Dec 01, 2010 9:25 pm
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dons80
Dec 01, 2010 9:29 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
2 December 2010

Calculating "building period"

Calculating "building period"

Bom only lists how much rain per day. .5 mm is still rain. So it depends on whether the builder will count that. Nothing in the contract states how much rain. So it could…

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Fernyhouse
Dec 02, 2010 7:51 am
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higherdestiny
Dec 02, 2010 12:56 pm
speedy
speedy
2 December 2010

Builder margin on council fees?

Builder margin on council fees?

The builder will be entitled to charge costs and margin on any work that they perform for you. Some of the margin you mentioned may also include insurance and other…

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speedy
Dec 02, 2010 5:06 pm
waylow
waylow
9 December 2010

those with Bi fold doors .....

those with Bi fold doors .....
1, 2

Adam, thanks for your post and I checked out the website. As we are interested in a 6 metre span, could you please give us an indication of cost…

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waylow
Dec 09, 2010 8:12 am
building1
building1
2 December 2010

Neighbours approval (umm what neighbours?)

Neighbours approval (umm what neighbours?)

So, December site start, it's now December so start already! They would, but the council have a very strange request, this is what we've been told via…

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building1
Dec 02, 2010 7:38 pm
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handmick
Dec 02, 2010 9:52 pm
handmick

Thanks Chippy, we are actually building in Melville. Have made a few phone calls to the relevant guy in the council, but had no response as yet from them. In the meantime,…

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avion
Dec 03, 2010 9:02 am
avion
jazzman
jazzman
3 December 2010

New home building with Simonds

New home building with Simonds
VIC

Hi gypsie We are building the Turin. We looked at the Atherton, too big for our block. The building envelope is the 4m restriction on our block from where the road is.…

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jazzman
Dec 03, 2010 9:44 pm
zozo
zozo
4 December 2010

Anyone planning to visit Beechwood display homes?

Anyone planning to visit Beechwood display homes?
NSW

It's a bit dark for my liking but I'm into big bright rooms rather than a cosy tv room.

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zozo
Dec 04, 2010 11:39 am
Dollar
Dollar
4 December 2010

Miniscreen Colourbond Fencing

Miniscreen Colourbond Fencing
NSW

it's also called mini orb. http://www.homeworxballarat.com.au/gall ... itemId=105 It's not cheap either. It's quite expensive for what we got quoted, access gate and…

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Dollar
Dec 04, 2010 2:19 pm
pamela2010
pamela2010
4 December 2010

Anyone built with "Ripponlea" Boral Bricks?

Anyone built with "Ripponlea" Boral Bricks?
1, 2

Hi We are building a house soon and we are looking at using rippponlea bricks. I could see in this forum that some of you have used this type of bricks. It would be…

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pamela2010
Dec 04, 2010 4:54 pm
mm77
mm77
6 December 2010

Garage wall height - Dispensation

Garage wall height - Dispensation
VIC

FYI - 150mm setback is classed as on the boundary or 'zero setback/clearance" as the 150mm is taken up by the guttering that hangs over the…

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mm77
Dec 06, 2010 3:34 pm
E1109
E1109
6 December 2010

Property Electrical Pole Placement

Property Electrical Pole Placement
NSW

The placement of the pole is dependent on the supply authorities rules in regards to cable span, height, size and material of pole and depth of pole in the ground. How…

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E1109
Dec 06, 2010 4:03 pm
E1109
Candylea
Candylea
6 December 2010

building permits how long?

building permits how long?
VIC

how long is a piece of string? every build is dif. councils are dif. depends how many are submitted, whether you have things that need looking into and so forth

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Candylea
Dec 06, 2010 4:09 pm
Candylea
mdzzj
mdzzj
6 December 2010

VCAT Query

VCAT Query
VIC

Hi Depending on the amount you want to claim the fees vary. If you go with VCAT Domestic Building list they can only get things fixed ie you will not be compensated. If…

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mdzzj
Dec 06, 2010 4:20 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
6 December 2010

Fairy Blues New Home - Front landscaping pics pg34

Fairy Blues New Home - Front landscaping pics pg34
VIC
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Hi Nerak, thanks for your comments. We did get the self cleaning system. It is well worth the extra money. There is no fiddling around to put a Kreepy Krawly in and…

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fairy blue
Dec 06, 2010 4:40 pm
fairy blue
KJ_and_AJ
KJ_and_AJ
6 December 2010

Building Fairhaven Homes Glenaire

Building Fairhaven Homes Glenaire
VIC

Hi CroStriker, WE have gone for fairly similar tones. Our bricks SHOULD be delivered in about 1 weeks time ("Pisachio"). I actually stopped by the display home Sunday…

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KJ_and_AJ
Dec 06, 2010 4:44 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
6 December 2010

Building with Hepner Homes

Building with Hepner Homes
QLD

Hi cozzicane Im a little bit late on the reply....we built with Hepners recently (and so did our neighbours they were that impressed!) You mentioned 2 acres in Wamuran…

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suenmatt
Dec 06, 2010 9:39 pm
kpatch
kpatch
6 December 2010

SITE SUPERVISOR

SITE SUPERVISOR
VIC

its really draw of the card. if you get good SS or not mine is okay. i contact him before building start as i want to change tiles and he…

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kpatch
Dec 06, 2010 10:38 pm
joles
joles
7 December 2010

Ceiling Height

Ceiling Height
VIC

There is no doubt, high ceilings are gorgeous, make the place feel bigger and indeed help in summer. On the flip side, cost more to heat.…

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joles
Dec 07, 2010 8:52 am
joles
Team PD
Team PD
7 December 2010

soil test and survey

soil test and survey
VIC

Need help, I build my house with Porterdavis. Today I checked my 24/7 portal and found there was 3rd soil test and survey made. But in the…

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Team PD
Dec 07, 2010 9:50 am
Team PD
kdgirl
kdgirl
7 December 2010

Exterior Colours, Advice/Help Appreciated

Exterior Colours, Advice/Help Appreciated
WA

I'd go with the paperbark or Dune for the garage and match it to the downpipes and entrance door. That is just my personal preferance thoug

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kdgirl
Dec 07, 2010 12:10 pm
kb46
kb46
7 December 2010

Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights, Qld

Hillcrest build in Wavell Heights, Qld
QLD

If you like timber, go with timber. If you go tiles just to save money you be reminded every time you look at the deck for the next 20+ years! In the whole scheme of…

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kb46
Dec 07, 2010 1:42 pm
ESB
ESB
7 December 2010

HSTP and a smaller block ... anyone?

HSTP and a smaller block ... anyone?
QLD

I know this thread is a few months old but can i ask you the name of the 2nd Geotech you used because the one we're using is also very…

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ESB
Dec 07, 2010 9:23 pm
ESB
jbarry
jbarry
8 December 2010

Kazzbahs switch61 KEEYYYS some piccies

Kazzbahs switch61 KEEYYYS some piccies
WA

Hey Kazzbah It's look swish I must say. Loooovvvvvveeeee your kitchen - very swish. PCI went well today. Keys either late next week at a push otherwise it looks like…

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jbarry
Dec 08, 2010 12:13 am
Team PD
Team PD
8 December 2010

Timeline from contract to start date????

Timeline from contract to start date????
VIC

We built with Porter Davis. Signed end of Jan 09. Switched to different branch of company and different house (from PD Lifestyle to PD Prestige),…

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Team PD
Dec 08, 2010 10:36 am
Team PD
psms
psms
8 December 2010

Building a townhouse project in Burwood

Building a townhouse project in Burwood
VIC

Hi, I had posted earlier on this website but did not get any feedback. I have been contacting some builders to discuss placement of townhouses in my Burwood property. I…

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psms
Dec 08, 2010 12:17 pm
carlswil
carlswil
9 December 2010

new to blog and building

new to blog and building
VIC

With ours, the council wouldn't look at our application until the titles were released. I agree with Dee, the approvals they are talking about are the council approvals. …

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carlswil
Dec 09, 2010 8:10 am
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
9 December 2010

H3nley Emperor Q1 - anyone else built this home in VIC?

H3nley Emperor Q1 - anyone else built this home in VIC?
VIC

Hi cookie_monster... What is your concern specifically? Have you been to tender? Where are you building? It is stressful and I am sure at this…

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cookie_monster
Dec 09, 2010 8:55 am
tsurf
tsurf
9 December 2010

Garth Chapman Queenslanders, any issues with them?

Garth Chapman Queenslanders, any issues with them?
QLD

Don't know much about Garth Chapman. We built our first home 3 years ago with Qld Colonial and they were great. Small team, good designs that can be modified (we took…

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tsurf
Dec 09, 2010 9:37 am
Norlaminis
Norlaminis
9 December 2010

Building in Esperance Estate, Point Cook

Building in Esperance Estate, Point Cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Fencing can be colourbond, however fencing cannot go past the front of the house. Which means the 3 houses in waiben cresent with their fences going past the fronts of…

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Norlaminis
Dec 09, 2010 1:53 pm
Trinity
Trinity
9 December 2010

Leak under slab?

Leak under slab?

Is there plumbing in that wall cavity? Check the roof cavity as well. We had a larger damp patch then yours caused by rain getting in through a roof penetration that was…

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Trinity
Dec 09, 2010 5:43 pm

Hi everyone, Just thought i'd share some progress pics. I have a blog so will keep my comments short on here. We have currently got the ground floor frame done. Next week…

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mcniks
Dec 09, 2010 9:17 pm

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