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Casa2
Casa2
2 June 2010

creepy crawlies on site?

creepy crawlies on site?

2 years between foundations and brickwork starting. Have I read this correctly?

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Casa2
Jun 02, 2010 9:23 pm
shell83
shell83
2 June 2010

Infiniti - Commodore homes

Infiniti - Commodore homes
WA

Hi Katelyn, we built with Commodore last year but there are 4 or 5 others on here currenlty building with them, I'm pretty sure there are a couple who have chosen the…

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shell83
Jun 02, 2010 11:27 pm
shell83
Casa2
Casa2
3 June 2010

Mortar colour stuff up - help please

Mortar colour stuff up - help please

Yes, mortar as it dries gets whiter. Much whiter.

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Casa2
Jun 03, 2010 9:21 am
cream
cream
3 June 2010

How big is your backyard.....what should be the minimum?

How big is your backyard.....what should be the minimum?
1, 2

Our backyard will be 17m x 16m, when the new house is completed, and hubby has planned for a whole host of uses including a fruit orchard, vege patch and a shed. The point…

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cream
Jun 03, 2010 12:55 pm
cream
hiccup
hiccup
3 June 2010

Bricklaying - articulation, construction and control joints

Bricklaying - articulation, construction and control joints

What is the difference between articulation, construction and control joints?

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hiccup
Jun 03, 2010 1:53 pm
Rosie44
Rosie44
3 June 2010

Building with Fairmont

Building with Fairmont
NSW

Hi all, We have recently bought a block of land and have found a plan we love through Fairmont. We have made a few changes and we are now even happier with it. Before we…

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Rosie44
Jun 03, 2010 2:00 pm
donuts
donuts
3 June 2010

Downlights

Downlights

hi clare, welcome to the forum and good luck on your building journey :) CH = Carlisle Homes...? Did you / can you ask your helpful selections lady?

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donuts
Jun 03, 2010 2:06 pm
donuts
sanmark1
sanmark1
3 June 2010

Why did you choose Carlisle Homes?

Why did you choose Carlisle Homes?
VIC
1, 2

We are at Lockup stage and we just picked up a worrying trend when it comes to the tradies not adhering to the sketches sent to them from HO. Our…

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sanmark1
Jun 03, 2010 4:23 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
3 June 2010

Anyone used 'Cement' or 'Gravel' bricks from PGH?

Anyone used 'Cement' or 'Gravel' bricks from PGH?
NSW

Hi Lisa and Karry! I just came across your thread as we are looking to build with PGH Cement bricks too... And exactly the same as Lisa, looking at a Woodlands Grey roof,…

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SunshineT
Jun 03, 2010 4:41 pm
SunshineT
S&M
S&M
3 June 2010

Rear roller door (garage)

Rear roller door (garage)
VIC

Hi there i have an issue with a rear roller door that i want in my garage, from the boundary to my house i have 2.5m,now i know that garages need to have a return on the…

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S&M
Jun 03, 2010 5:31 pm
S&M
Andronicus
Andronicus
3 June 2010

Who 'couriers' heavy building material

Who 'couriers' heavy building material

Dennis, Thanks for the information, it's exactly what I'm after. It looks like Colangelo is exactly what I need so i'll try and give them a call tommorrow along with a…

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Andronicus
Jun 03, 2010 6:43 pm
mpcj
mpcj
3 June 2010

Missing electrical points at 1st PCI

Missing electrical points at 1st PCI

^^ agreed. Make sure everything you had in your tender/contract/plans is in your house - including all electrical points. They need to fix them if they are in an incorrect…

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mpcj
Jun 03, 2010 10:27 pm
mpcj
amaccer
amaccer
3 June 2010

Final Negotitations with builder

Final Negotitations with builder

We are building a spec home with a boutique builder so the conept of the cookie cutter homes with the goodie bundle is not realy an option. We are looking for a more…

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amaccer
Jun 03, 2010 10:59 pm
Benny-
Benny-
4 June 2010

Hidden Key?

Hidden Key?

We did the same as Kyton, left a window closed but not locked so every evening i could climb in. :n: I dont belive it was ever locked untill close to hand over when the…

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Benny-
Jun 04, 2010 12:32 am
Benny-
Jazzie
Jazzie
4 June 2010

Ideas for cladding of house, Colorbond and Weathertex

Ideas for cladding of house, Colorbond and Weathertex

We used a CSR product called Cemintel on our rebuild - looks sensational :: Easy to prepare, great to paint & doesn't rot. here is a photo of the side of the house in the…

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Jazzie
Jun 04, 2010 8:19 am
Jazzie
camelia
camelia
4 June 2010

Sealing plaster walls - oil based vs water based

Sealing plaster walls - oil based vs water based

Ok Lachjor, here's my 20 cents worth... 1. For new-set plaster, definitely an oil-based sealer/binder followed by an acrylic topcoat 2. For gypock walls and ceilings then…

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camelia
Jun 04, 2010 9:16 am
just Erin
just Erin
4 June 2010

Trade key can still open our new home's locks

Trade key can still open our new home's locks

As you've been waiting now 2 weeks or more, I'd get the locks changed myself, I wouldn't be waiting for the builder.

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just Erin
Jun 04, 2010 10:50 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
4 June 2010

Weather records online

Weather records online
NSW

Awesome, thanks everyone

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joannapaulp
Jun 04, 2010 10:57 am
RoadkillNZ
RoadkillNZ
4 June 2010

Signing land contract without subject to finance

Signing land contract without subject to finance
1, 2

Yup, it is silly that the developers are able to get away with all the silly games they do, and I wonder how much of the so called "Land shortages" are the developers…

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RoadkillNZ
Jun 04, 2010 11:54 am
thegourou20
thegourou20
4 June 2010

water heater after handover?

water heater after handover?

Hey Adam, Where are you from in Derrimut? I am on Higgs Road. Yeah I know they tried to steal 3 but I think they only managed to get one off. I stopped them half way…

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thegourou20
Jun 04, 2010 12:40 pm
Yakks
Yakks
4 June 2010

Check list before sign the Contract

Check list before sign the Contract

Builder told me that he will proceed for soil test after signing the contract and about 2K signing amount. So how can I protect my self , if the cost will very very high…

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Yakks
Jun 04, 2010 4:59 pm
mungoose
mungoose
4 June 2010

Building with M - exposed RSJ's

Building with M - exposed RSJ's

Thanks for the replies people - I think I will do as Kyton says and get the holes filled and the lintels painted (if not already done). 2 weeks and counting to handover!!

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mungoose
Jun 04, 2010 6:29 pm
sunford
sunford
4 June 2010

Building permit - Wyndham, VIC

Building permit - Wyndham, VIC
VIC

Victoria and Vijay thank you for the information, Cheers.

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sunford
Jun 04, 2010 8:43 pm
Lucene
Lucene
4 June 2010

BRICKS: AUSTRAL ALMOND

BRICKS: AUSTRAL ALMOND
SA

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Lucene
Jun 04, 2010 10:54 pm
Lucene
bennettprivate
bennettprivate
4 June 2010

cost to do a retaining wall in wa

cost to do a retaining wall in wa
WA

re:kexkez sounds like 3000 is a good bargain . i think i will go for that. cheers

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bennettprivate
Jun 04, 2010 11:26 pm
bennettprivate
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
5 June 2010

What happens at handover?

What happens at handover?

It is up to you if you want to withhold payment - many including me believe that this gives the builder extra incentive to get the defects fixed quicker and there are…

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jimmalenko
Jun 05, 2010 8:48 am
will0305
will0305
5 June 2010

Site works - what does this involve

Site works - what does this involve

we are with Coral too so same deal for us.

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will0305
Jun 05, 2010 9:13 am
FireFox
FireFox
5 June 2010

Dechellis Homes.. anyone building or built with them?

Dechellis Homes.. anyone building or built with them?
SA

found this house for sale on domain.com selling their display house the popular wild orchid, good chance to see more pictures of the interior:

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FireFox
Jun 05, 2010 2:53 pm
FireFox
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 June 2010

In Dilemma: Sxxxxxx or any other builder

In Dilemma: Sxxxxxx or any other builder

I agree with Ed. It does matter who you build with. By the way Ed, the Ecoclassics arrived at my house the other day and were installed,…

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ECOECO
Jun 05, 2010 4:51 pm
ECOECO
71monaro
71monaro
5 June 2010

Retaining Wall on Boundary

Retaining Wall on Boundary
SA

Can anyone advise me how to procede? I have a block of land I am planning to build on in a new estate. (Blackwood Park) It has a rising slope to rear. Our rear neighbour…

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71monaro
Jun 05, 2010 5:57 pm
SherWin
SherWin
5 June 2010

Simonds Home - Progress Payments

Simonds Home - Progress Payments

Hi Adam.M Just wondering if you have any further updates with your construction issues. I have forwarded emails through to you after receiving your pics ..... not sure…

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SherWin
Jun 05, 2010 6:21 pm
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King willy
Jun 05, 2010 6:32 pm
King willy
kek
kek
5 June 2010

Lighting on Stack stone???

Lighting on Stack stone???

:: Lovely, Kyton.... very similar to the house I was thinking of.

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kek
Jun 05, 2010 6:33 pm
kek
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atlas
Jun 05, 2010 6:43 pm
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
6 June 2010

Slab to frame ... how long do you they wait?

Slab to frame ... how long do you they wait?

We have ended up with 2 weeks ... With one brick wall for the Garage to place trusses on going up within a 3 week period. Not sure yet when Roof Tiles are House Bricks…

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TheAlbany
Jun 06, 2010 9:42 am
TheAlbany
tsurf
tsurf
6 June 2010

Building with Indigo Homes

Building with Indigo Homes
QLD

My mate works for them (Indigo). He reckons they're not bad. I have seen their display at the old Springfield Lakes display and it was quite nice.

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tsurf
Jun 06, 2010 1:54 pm
notremaison
notremaison
6 June 2010

Boral Bricks supply issue - Mocha.

Boral Bricks supply issue - Mocha.
1, 2, 3, 4

We just had our replacements to the boral bricks we originally chose delivered last week. This week bricking has started, dark skies yesterday will take some more soon.…

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notremaison
Jun 06, 2010 4:29 pm
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
6 June 2010

Our place nears completion (Photos :)

Our place nears completion (Photos :)
VIC

:lol: We've been living in a 2 bedroom rental... most rooms are packed up. Not sure who's idea it was to shop and buy enough furniture to…

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D200 Doug
Jun 06, 2010 8:33 pm
jbo
jbo
6 June 2010

Building Quotes for new home

Building Quotes for new home

get a fixed price contract and then don't change anything.

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jbo
Jun 06, 2010 9:40 pm
bindala
bindala
6 June 2010

How much for rubbish removal ? Urgent help needed ....

How much for rubbish removal ? Urgent help needed ....

We had the same problem - and were quoted $550 to remove a smaller pile than yours with no rocks. The price is reasonable for someone to remove and…

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bindala
Jun 06, 2010 10:08 pm
Possumchops
Possumchops
7 June 2010

Possumchops Palace -Contract signed! Off for approval.

Possumchops Palace -Contract signed! Off for approval.

Hi Possumchops, w o w! What an amazing design! And your colour selections are stunning! Love them! And…

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Possumchops
Jun 07, 2010 6:41 am
chmaiden
chmaiden
7 June 2010

Sandhurst automation

Sandhurst automation
VIC

Hi anyone else had Sandhurst Automation working on their house? They were the electrical contractors for our house built by Ashford Homes. reply or PM if you have Chris

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chmaiden
Jun 07, 2010 12:17 pm
Lex
Lex
7 June 2010

Painting experts, HELP!

Painting experts, HELP!
NSW

Thank you so much, rosemi ... a glimmer of hope !! ::hyst::

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Lex
Jun 07, 2010 1:12 pm
Lex
Adam.M
Adam.M
7 June 2010

Vacant Land : Compaction Report - Engineered Fill

Vacant Land : Compaction Report - Engineered Fill
VIC
1, 2

A timely reminder to make sure that the builder does not take the geotechnical report lightly.

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Adam.M
Jun 07, 2010 1:52 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
7 June 2010

shower base stuff up.

shower base stuff up.

I believe the grade for wet areas is something like 1:100 or 1:150

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joannapaulp
Jun 07, 2010 2:18 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
7 June 2010

liquadated damages

liquadated damages

Generally, the builder would have 20 working days from the site being presented to them (old house gone) to start, take this date as day 1, add 300, then maybe add 5-10%…

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joannapaulp
Jun 07, 2010 2:44 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
7 June 2010

Anyone built or building the cremorne 35 with PD?

Anyone built or building the cremorne 35 with PD?
VIC

Hi meryn, i am hoping we can start in the new year Jan 11! apparently they were doing the roads last wk! So bring on settlement in Oct & hopefully get builder in Jan. mel

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mel_mox
Jun 07, 2010 3:52 pm
oze
oze
7 June 2010

Att Hoarders - What did you do with your left over bricks???

Att Hoarders - What did you do with your left over bricks???

Was going to build a letterbox with planter box but alas, no bricks were left :(

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oze
Jun 07, 2010 5:25 pm
oze


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