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buildinganewhome
buildinganewhome
2 August 2010

Crossover issues- Who is responsible?

Crossover issues- Who is responsible?

Spoke to council this morning and the SS and council has requested the crossover to be safe. the Builder is meant to be organising a wooden cross over and council will…

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buildinganewhome
Aug 02, 2010 12:39 pm
Stormy
Stormy
2 August 2010

How many ducted heating points for a smallish home?

How many ducted heating points for a smallish home?

Drawing on my own experiences with the 3 in 1's, they are 'generally' put in the middle of the room (so the light is evenly distributed and the heat is on whlie you…

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Stormy
Aug 02, 2010 2:29 pm
Stormy
mav999
mav999
2 August 2010

our AVJ BUILD

our AVJ BUILD
NSW

hey Kt, yeah we are getting pretty close, about 3-4 weeks, this is christmas for me i definitley will not hijack your thread but will put some pics up some business end…

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mav999
Aug 02, 2010 6:15 pm
julito
julito
2 August 2010

3D Homes - Entertainer

3D Homes - Entertainer
VIC

After almost 9 months since we signed the contract. I'd be mad to recommend this company to anyone. If you want to know more detail, PM me.

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julito
Aug 02, 2010 9:44 pm
BCJ
BCJ
2 August 2010

When do you start paying for your house?

When do you start paying for your house?
WA

Sorry, by saying "submit an offer' I meant more so submit an offer to by the land, as in "You want $200k? Well I offer you $200k for it.." But yeah, I see what you're…

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BCJ
Aug 02, 2010 10:51 pm
BCJ
lawson
lawson
3 August 2010

Waverley Homes

Waverley Homes
VIC

Cheers, so far so good. We have had soil tests done and are waiting on pre-app to get everything else going. Can't wait! ::smile::

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lawson
Aug 03, 2010 11:03 am
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punter_x
Aug 03, 2010 1:26 pm
micks_k
micks_k
3 August 2010

Retaining wall required - Cost to expect?

Retaining wall required - Cost to expect?
QLD

We were quoted by landscaper $140/sqm for laying + we payed extra $140/sqm for our block (ECS bolderstone). Depending on the block you choose you may be looking around…

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micks_k
Aug 03, 2010 2:07 pm
micks_k
jessie87
jessie87
3 August 2010

3 phase Etsa SA

3 phase Etsa SA
SA

Okies, guess I will be paying it then

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jessie87
Aug 03, 2010 2:46 pm
btherl
btherl
3 August 2010

Things your builder thought you wouldn't see.

Things your builder thought you wouldn't see.
VIC

The plumbers suggested that we remove the temperature limiting valve and the flow rate control valve where the water enters out property. I'm…

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btherl
Aug 03, 2010 3:53 pm
btherl
uncle tonksy
uncle tonksy
3 August 2010

Exposed aggregate drive way - Perth - Help

Exposed aggregate drive way - Perth - Help
WA

Hi guys and girls, Can anyone suggest a good company to do exposed aggregate drive ways in Perth? Preferably someone that you have dealt with personally. Any info would…

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uncle tonksy
Aug 03, 2010 8:52 pm
uncle tonksy
Lee75
Lee75
3 August 2010

Retaining, Paving and Stormwater - Southern Adelaide

Retaining, Paving and Stormwater - Southern Adelaide
SA

Wow Netadelle thanks for that, they were very close in price to another one that quoted for us but the other one took so long to quote, it worries me how long they would…

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Lee75
Aug 03, 2010 9:56 pm
kavother
kavother
3 August 2010

Window Winder colour!!!

Window Winder colour!!!
VIC

Are they A&L windows? When we did our colour selection they informed us the winders only came in black or white so we selected white same as the sills. About six weeks…

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kavother
Aug 03, 2010 10:28 pm
rhoff
rhoff
3 August 2010

Does anyone have a Grange Panel Lift garage door????

Does anyone have a Grange Panel Lift garage door????

Brilliant!!!! Thankyou so much, this has put my mind at ease once again. Your photos were exactly what I was after. Thankyou once again

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rhoff
Aug 03, 2010 10:50 pm
brb_654
brb_654
3 August 2010

people with dark tiles dark grout......pics please?

people with dark tiles dark grout......pics please?

Oh makoby, I had the same dilemma!!! Sounds like you at least have options. My choice was either one shade of grey or one of the chocolate, when I put them both up against…

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brb_654
Aug 03, 2010 11:02 pm
brb_654
grom40
grom40
3 August 2010

Building home

Building home
VIC

Mine's 21 squares & came in around $188,000 with most of the bells & whistles (incl CS benches, glass splashback, driveway & path to front door & carpet, tiles & wood for…

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grom40
Aug 03, 2010 11:21 pm
grom40
westy
westy
4 August 2010

Wrong Roof beam installed?

Wrong Roof beam installed?
WA

If the SS won't rectify it sara.alag, I would go to the Construction Manager with your building inspector and let them know that your house is not being built to the…

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westy
Aug 04, 2010 1:32 am
westy
GLYNDWR2
GLYNDWR2
4 August 2010

Builders - How do you stop the extra charges?

Builders - How do you stop the extra charges?
SA

Dear Casa 2 Thanks for your reply. Something I was unaware of .

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GLYNDWR2
Aug 04, 2010 10:26 am

Well the brickee has done a perfect…

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navy1430
Aug 04, 2010 11:47 am
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
4 August 2010

Flooring contractor for perth hills Timber

Flooring contractor for perth hills Timber

B & C Timber Flooring in Jandakot? They should be able to direct you. I have not used them, but you could ask them form customer references.

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Spa Matz
Aug 04, 2010 1:28 pm
Helyn
Helyn
4 August 2010

Not allowed to bring in your contractors until handover?

Not allowed to bring in your contractors until handover?

Driveway and fencing were done by our builder as part of package - however, as I have mentioned on here before, our builder was fine with other contractors comeing on site…

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Helyn
Aug 04, 2010 7:54 pm
Helyn
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
4 August 2010

Experience with building Barrington 3100 from Burbank?

Experience with building Barrington 3100 from Burbank?
VIC

5k sounds about right for a single side one. I checked Agnews Fireplace for the Ethanol (ECO) range. Somehow they look very big and not so attractive and need continuous…

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Madison27AA
Aug 04, 2010 11:40 pm
thirsty
thirsty
5 August 2010

Chooka's chicken coop...Update...PICS!!

Chooka's chicken coop...Update...PICS!!
QLD

Wow Chooka, what a great block you have. Such a nice outlook. Will be keeping an eye on your build and ........dont forget the pics :D Congrats on the slab and yes, the…

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thirsty
Aug 05, 2010 2:13 am
thirsty
Lex
Lex
5 August 2010

Cancelling a building contract before slab has been laid

Cancelling a building contract before slab has been laid

I would expect that redesigning the house and the contours/levels and especially another development application to the Council will all be charged to you, even though,…

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Lex
Aug 05, 2010 9:55 am
Lex
n&n02
n&n02
5 August 2010

How long for final cheque?

How long for final cheque?

I checked our contract the other day and it says that the final payment is due at PCI. :? I didn't think the bank would release a final payment until they have the Permit…

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n&n02
Aug 05, 2010 3:25 pm
cookie_monster
cookie_monster
5 August 2010

Clearing Land

Clearing Land
NSW

For my block I have to submit a permit to clear vegetation........and then plant more trees to make up for the removed ones. I'd check with your local council.

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cookie_monster
Aug 05, 2010 5:14 pm
vinalex
vinalex
5 August 2010

External sourcing for Driveway Concretor, paint/finisih.

External sourcing for Driveway Concretor, paint/finisih.
QLD

Hi, We are going to build our first house in brisbane but would really want to save some money by sourcing externally for driveway, alfresco and painting. Does anyone has…

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vinalex
Aug 05, 2010 5:28 pm
paul.jason
paul.jason
5 August 2010

Weephole above windows are the required?

Weephole above windows are the required?

Hi Caroline...not sure if you're still around, but we don't have them above 90% of ours, our inspector says that's breaking the code.

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paul.jason
Aug 05, 2010 8:50 pm
paul.jason
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
5 August 2010

External Colour / Window - Please help...

External Colour / Window - Please help...
NSW

Thanks D@n, At the moment we like Dune for the windows and garage door - maybe double strength dune for the portico. The inside view is still a little bit of a concern…

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SinkOrSwim
Aug 05, 2010 10:42 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
6 August 2010

$700 for the 3rd coat, is it worth?

$700 for the 3rd coat, is it worth?
VIC

Your relying on the tradie to do the 3rd coat which in our case even for 2 coats was for some reason hard to do (visible lack of paint on some walls). Think about it this…

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Adam.M
Aug 06, 2010 10:07 am
danana
danana
6 August 2010

Road Damage Bond - Blacktown

Road Damage Bond - Blacktown
NSW

Hi Guys, Sorry to dig up an old thread. Does anyone know how to actually pay this bond? we got the hand-written letter in the post, but it did not describe how we had to…

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danana
Aug 06, 2010 12:28 pm
pdemarchi
pdemarchi
6 August 2010

Henley Lexington 993 Q1 with Edison Facade

Henley Lexington 993 Q1 with Edison Facade
VIC

The Edison facade should be a standard item on Lexington 993 series now. Push for the facade, it looks facade !!

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pdemarchi
Aug 06, 2010 2:43 pm
joles
joles
6 August 2010

Help! Which builder to use to build new home

Help! Which builder to use to build new home
WA

No-one can help you to decide. The only way is to do the hard work. Establish your needs and what is important to you, both floorplan and inclusions. Do the leg work it…

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joles
Aug 06, 2010 2:55 pm
joles
Vasan
Vasan
6 August 2010

My New home - Caraway 165

My New home - Caraway 165
VIC

Finished colour selection.. Bricks- PGH Thredbo Roof & Gutters - Woodland grey Fascia, Downpipes & Garage - Paper bark Window & door frames - Woodland…

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Vasan
Aug 06, 2010 10:31 pm
sarahq
sarahq
6 August 2010

Draco's Oxford22 -- We Got The Keys!!!

Draco's Oxford22 -- We Got The Keys!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Draco, We wouldn't be able to see it from our house... But definitely when we are leaving our house!

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sarahq
Aug 06, 2010 10:56 pm
sarahq
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
6 August 2010

Total beginer

Total beginer
WA

I am an OB but am basically only acting as site supervisor (massive task in itself while looking after my 5 children). I have a not-so-local ( he lives over an hour away…

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Raleighfarm
Aug 06, 2010 11:11 pm
Raleighfarm
lisanne
lisanne
6 August 2010

Chateau Lisa

Chateau Lisa
VIC
1 ... 120, 121, 122

I just found you thread Lisa and started reading...then I realised I had 121 pages to get through ::hyst:: . So skipped to last page to see where…

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lisanne
Aug 06, 2010 11:29 pm
thomas
thomas
6 August 2010

Hebel

Hebel
NSW

Does anyone know of a good builder in the Sydney/ Strathfield area that is experienced with Hebel panels? Thx

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thomas
Aug 07, 2010 12:18 am
mei
mei
7 August 2010

Handyman to install curtains and blinds at Point Cook

Handyman to install curtains and blinds at Point Cook
VIC

Hi All, Does anyone know a good handyman to install curtain rods and blinds at Point Cook? Thank you.

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mei
Aug 07, 2010 1:03 am
higherdestiny
higherdestiny
7 August 2010

Anyone got a Bristile "Birch" Roof????

Anyone got a Bristile "Birch" Roof????
QLD

I've seen so many varying pictures of this roof tile colour that I'm a bit confused as to what it will look like. Does anyone on here have Bristile 'Birch' Classic Flat…

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higherdestiny
Aug 07, 2010 10:59 am
wizard
wizard
7 August 2010

Colour schemes.

Colour schemes.
NSW

This is a great program, you can upload any photo and have a play with different combinations of color http://www.haymespaint.com.au/haymes/ma ... 5&langID=1

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wizard
Aug 07, 2010 1:59 pm
wizard
micks_k
micks_k
7 August 2010

SITE COST FOR A SLOPING BLOCK

SITE COST FOR A SLOPING BLOCK

Hi Knox, We paid $500 + GST per truck load for our excavation. They took away 23 loads. Not sure how many cubic metres of fill was removed though. You can have a look at…

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micks_k
Aug 07, 2010 3:09 pm
micks_k
rhi3384
rhi3384
7 August 2010

Anyone use Corinthian WIN5G Doors??

Anyone use Corinthian WIN5G Doors??

Hi guys I was wondering if anyone has used or have pics of the win5g corinthian doors?? We are getting these in our new house and am just unsure if it will look ok

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rhi3384
Aug 07, 2010 6:44 pm
d@n
d@n
7 August 2010

what colours are these???

what colours are these???
WA

Probably surfmist. You could try contacting the builder:

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d@n
Aug 07, 2010 11:26 pm
fruitty
fruitty
8 August 2010

Underground Power

Underground Power
VIC

That would be done automatically if it's is available in your area else you get overhead as standard. YOu should contact your electricity provider.

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fruitty
Aug 08, 2010 1:29 am
fruitty
elastic
elastic
8 August 2010

Site costs - stick or twist?

Site costs - stick or twist?
VIC

research your area. My builder didnt offer it but I would have taken it. A sh*t load of rock came out during construction of the estate. I think my site costs were around…

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elastic
Aug 08, 2010 9:33 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 August 2010

Concrete Frame

Concrete Frame

Yep... :wink: If done well they are up in weeks from just a sand pad and look just fine. Never need maintenance, everything is square.(or round as the case may be :wink: ) You just…

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onc_artisan
Aug 08, 2010 11:57 am
onc_artisan
cazoraz
cazoraz
8 August 2010

Getting impatient now..how long from walk through 2 handover

Getting impatient now..how long from walk through 2 handover

depends how much you push them i reckon - we had our pre-PCI on the monday, harrassed builders & banks to get all their checks and fixes done during the week, had our…

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cazoraz
Aug 08, 2010 2:28 pm
cazoraz
khpatoary
khpatoary
8 August 2010

Is this acceptable? What should I do?

Is this acceptable? What should I do?

Thank you all for your valuable comments and suggestions. I have asked my builder to respond. Also will have an independant inspector to inspect pre-plaster stage.

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khpatoary
Aug 08, 2010 5:20 pm


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