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Yakks
Yakks
14 July 2010

dispensation issue

dispensation issue
VIC

Thanks borg for information. I think, builder's advise to move off house 1m from boundary is not bad also. But still confuse....should I apply for dispensation or build…

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Yakks
Jul 14, 2010 4:12 pm
shebri
shebri
14 July 2010

Building a Delta 22 Metricon Home in Point Cook

Building a Delta 22 Metricon Home in Point Cook
VIC

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone is or has built a Delta 22 Metricon home in the Point Cook Area? Just wanting to know what size block you built on, approx what was…

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shebri
Jul 14, 2010 4:58 pm
just Erin
just Erin
14 July 2010

Question about conduit

Question about conduit
WA

Dont listen to me, clearly I know nothing... lol

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just Erin
Jul 14, 2010 10:29 pm
just Erin
aldavies3
aldavies3
14 July 2010

Anyone building in Pakenham??

Anyone building in Pakenham??
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

That's great news guys :z: Congrats to all in stage 7 & 8 at Arden Sorry a few of us kind of hijaked this thread :lol:

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aldavies3
Jul 14, 2010 10:43 pm
aldavies3
aldavies3
14 July 2010

WHAT UPGRADES/CHANGES SHOULD I DO WITH THE RIVERTON 30?

WHAT UPGRADES/CHANGES SHOULD I DO WITH THE RIVERTON 30?
VIC

Hi everyone! Does anyone know how much CH will charge to put a wooden hinged door with upper half glass pane in lieu of the glass sliding door to the Laundry? Or... does…

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aldavies3
Jul 14, 2010 11:17 pm
roger56
roger56
14 July 2010

Recommendation for Perth Project Manager

Recommendation for Perth Project Manager
QLD

great thanks for that, ill have a chat with them soon. any other recommendations for someone who has done a duplex subdivide before?

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roger56
Jul 15, 2010 12:58 am
ddcmd_83
ddcmd_83
15 July 2010

Building a Clarendon Voltaire- Our journey.. so exciting!!

Building a Clarendon Voltaire- Our journey.. so exciting!!
VIC
1, 2, 3

WOW! Nikkit, that is fantastic news, ican't believe how fast it is all going, they are working at an amazing rate. How exciting!! Will look forward to seeing more pics!

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ddcmd_83
Jul 15, 2010 10:35 am
ddcmd_83
ring09
ring09
15 July 2010

Soil tests, how long?

Soil tests, how long?

Ours was available within a week, site/soil test done on the Friday and the engineering company sent slab design and results thru to my builder the next Tuesday. It took…

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ring09
Jul 15, 2010 11:33 am
ring09
sara.alag
sara.alag
15 July 2010

Celebration Domain - Our build : KEYS KEYS KEYS KEYS KEYS

Celebration Domain - Our build : KEYS KEYS KEYS KEYS KEYS
1 ... 4, 5, 6

hi hare1 our bricks have almost been completed (only if the rain would stay away grrr)... How is the new house? would loooooove to see some moved in piccies!!!! Cheeers Sara

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sara.alag
Jul 15, 2010 11:47 am
pink2010
pink2010
15 July 2010

crossover

crossover

Before you decide to do that, check with council specs. My crossover had to be 60mm pavers instead of 50. Builder supplied 50mm pavers for the…

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pink2010
Jul 15, 2010 12:58 pm
monicv
monicv
15 July 2010

Alamanda -Point Cook - Stage 9

Alamanda -Point Cook - Stage 9
VIC

Congratulations to all the first time owners and all those who are building in Point cook or anywhere else. I wanted to kick start discussion on Alamanda Stage 9…

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monicv
Jul 15, 2010 1:08 pm
ring09
ring09
15 July 2010

Internet question - Sth Morang, Mernda, Doreen area

Internet question - Sth Morang, Mernda, Doreen area
VIC

Thanks angel, no we are not in yet, but were just told this by ppl - will certainly keep tpg in mind - I wonder if you use the South Morang exchange in Doreen?

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ring09
Jul 15, 2010 2:14 pm
ring09
kel
kel
15 July 2010

Charged Rainwater system

Charged Rainwater system
NSW

We had to have charged rainwater system designed and constructed. Our water tank is designed to be placed at the highest point which is located at the back of left hand…

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kel
Jul 15, 2010 2:37 pm
age
age
15 July 2010

Everyone building a G.J. Gardner home...

Everyone building a G.J. Gardner home...
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone, Just had my first and last short-lived experience with GJ Gardner. I went to them with plans drawn up to see if the could build me my home. I had been quoted…

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age
Jul 15, 2010 4:22 pm
yvonnemmm
yvonnemmm
15 July 2010

A new build with APG homes

A new build with APG homes
WA

hi we also have just signed with apg. What home are you building?

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yvonnemmm
Jul 15, 2010 6:53 pm
Shane & Elle
Shane & Elle
15 July 2010

Building through Zuccala in Laurimer VIC

Building through Zuccala in Laurimer VIC
VIC

I heard it too, but Zuccala do not have the best reputation, I am sorry to say that, I just wanted to be honest.

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Shane & Elle
Jul 15, 2010 10:16 pm
Trinia
Trinia
15 July 2010

Changing locks after handover?

Changing locks after handover?

I was checking the details on the door furniture used by Henley and came across this page which explains how the project key set works. Here:

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Trinia
Jul 15, 2010 11:12 pm
Trinia
Benimarun
Benimarun
15 July 2010

Building my first home - inner Melbourne

Building my first home - inner Melbourne
VIC

The bank of course do not mind cause you are paying the loan anyway. The longer it takes the more money they make so no harm done. Your first home owner grant is a…

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Benimarun
Jul 16, 2010 12:19 am
Ramo1965
Ramo1965
15 July 2010

Building with Plunkett in Geraldton WA Anyone?

Building with Plunkett in Geraldton WA Anyone?
WA

Hi Everyone, I'm a newbi here, wish I'd found this forum before. As the tilte suggests is Anyone building with Plunkett in Geraldton WA? Back ground I signed prelim back…

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Ramo1965
Jul 16, 2010 12:20 am
aldavies3
aldavies3
16 July 2010

Top 10 Tips for first time builders

Top 10 Tips for first time builders
1, 2, 3

If you buy unregistered land, be aware that the developers concept of time and your's are VERY different. If developer says "4 - 6 weeks unti land…

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aldavies3
Jul 16, 2010 3:29 am
aldavies3
aldavies3
16 July 2010

HOW MUCH DO OVERHEAD CUPBOARDS COST WITH CARLISLE HOMES?

HOW MUCH DO OVERHEAD CUPBOARDS COST WITH CARLISLE HOMES?
VIC

Hi guys! Does anyone know how much CH charges to provide overhead (laminate) cupboards in the laundry?

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aldavies3
Jul 16, 2010 3:30 am
kiwi
kiwi
16 July 2010

MONIER roof tiles: anyone used Villa TILES?

MONIER roof tiles: anyone used Villa TILES?

I used Hacienda on a re roof before, quite liked it, looked a bit spanishy. I was wondering if Villa looked nice? http://www.monier.co.nz/monierweb/CMS.a ...…

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kiwi
Jul 16, 2010 10:21 am
kiwi
kek
kek
16 July 2010

facades in Aurora

facades in Aurora
VIC

Go back to your contract and read the covenants relating to facades. That's a very common restriction - ours says you may not have "the same or a very…

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kek
Jul 16, 2010 10:29 am
kek
mummamichelle
mummamichelle
16 July 2010

Plantation homes sunshine coast

Plantation homes sunshine coast
QLD

I am building with PH in North Brisbane. You can check out my thread or my building blog for any information that I have posted there. Our experience so far is mostly…

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mummamichelle
Jul 16, 2010 3:24 pm
sheznay
sheznay
16 July 2010

Building in Perth

Building in Perth
WA

thanks guys. Fingers crossed. A lot of discussions over the last couple of years I feel great that we have finally made a decision. I have heard good things about Summit…

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sheznay
Jul 16, 2010 3:50 pm
sheznay
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
16 July 2010

Solution dyed nylon carper or 50/50 wool, any advice?

Solution dyed nylon carper or 50/50 wool, any advice?
NSW

We haven't had the carpet laid yet, so can't tell you what it is like. yet - give me 6 weeks.

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upsydaisy
Jul 16, 2010 4:40 pm
upsydaisy
michaelharvey1982
michaelharvey1982
16 July 2010

Building an EB Memphis 31 - Finally In

Building an EB Memphis 31 - Finally In
NSW
1 ... 6, 7, 8

I'm still waiting on Internet, so will post some soon. I'm a bit limited with just an iPhone!

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michaelharvey1982
Jul 16, 2010 9:59 pm
BecH
BecH
16 July 2010

HELP - Positioning House on block

HELP - Positioning House on block
NSW

No probs, were exactley the same, building to our views - we have ocean views at our north aspect, but we have decided to retain and bring in fill to make it all level…

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BecH
Jul 16, 2010 11:21 pm
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Tornado_ALIVE
Jul 17, 2010 11:28 am
Tornado_ALIVE
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
17 July 2010

WHAT IS SMART WIRING?

WHAT IS SMART WIRING?
1, 2

Personally... (I'm in WA with brick internals) I'm going to get the builder to put in conduit (needs to be cut into the wall) in all the main areas (Theatre x2, Study x2,…

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BuildlingPerth
Jul 17, 2010 1:12 pm
BuildlingPerth
seana
seana
17 July 2010

Help with colour selection!

Help with colour selection!
NSW

Thanks for the comment, I think you may just be right. Cheers Sean

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seana
Jul 17, 2010 5:09 pm
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
17 July 2010

EB Memphis Rear Bed - Roof Tiles (no pics)

EB Memphis Rear Bed - Roof Tiles (no pics)
NSW
1, 2, 3

Excellent the SS seems good. Wow roof tiles already. My other half met with the SS yesterday and said he seemed good and thorough and explained that bricks would arrive…

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Fernyhouse
Jul 17, 2010 6:05 pm
The Little Misses
The Little Misses
17 July 2010

Copy of Bank Docs to Builder

Copy of Bank Docs to Builder
VIC

We are with one of the big four banks, didn't go through a broker, and also needed to provide our signed documents to our builder. We also needed a letter from our…

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The Little Misses
Jul 17, 2010 6:46 pm
The Little Misses
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 July 2010

Protection of works notice?

Protection of works notice?

The answer is in kek's link...

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ECOECO
Jul 17, 2010 6:46 pm
ECOECO
Lan
Lan
17 July 2010

Basix - what is meant by site area?

Basix - what is meant by site area?
NSW

Tried that but to have the tank just for the garden we needed 30,000L ! Vs 7,000L plumbed to the toilet. Pretty sure the latter is going to be more cost effective. I'm…

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Lan
Jul 17, 2010 7:00 pm
kiwi
kiwi
17 July 2010

Metr1con Brick Category 1 (one) to 9 (nine)

Metr1con Brick Category 1 (one) to 9 (nine)
VIC

and now you are off to enjoy your saturday night! (that must have taken you ages.... :o )

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kiwi
Jul 17, 2010 7:22 pm
kiwi
Speedie_and_spunky
Speedie_and_spunky
17 July 2010

Blue Roof Tiles ?? in Perth...

Blue Roof Tiles ?? in Perth...
WA

phoenixrain asked why we wanted a blue roof. Colour is a personal choice, and we like blue. A light green XR6 Ford drove past us this arvo and we both said "it looks like…

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Speedie_and_spunky
Jul 17, 2010 8:23 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
17 July 2010

Building in Perth, Western Australia- rear garage comments.

Building in Perth, Western Australia- rear garage comments.
WA

Hey Mrs Speedie, With our builder we are able to add it without having to make the garage double brick. We got a price but never went ahead with it as we just couldnt…

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rhi3384
Jul 17, 2010 11:18 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
17 July 2010

Redink Homes Custom 5000

Redink Homes Custom 5000
WA

hey We are building the benchmark and so far its taken a little time to get to slab but they have been ever so nice and helpful. We are hoping to get a slab down by end…

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rhi3384
Jul 17, 2010 11:29 pm
Leamary
Leamary
1 August 2010

Reports Needed for DA

Reports Needed for DA

Thanks for that, got a few quotes from cheap as chips to half that of the first one. Problem is, they all wanted to include different things. So had a hard time trying…

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Leamary
Aug 01, 2010 10:17 pm
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
18 July 2010

Calcite Blend as a feature for Facade

Calcite Blend as a feature for Facade
VIC

Just thought I might bump this up....I have made a few ideas using BB and Big M visual website...Here is what I was thinking.. I was hoping if some would have some…

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Madison27AA
Jul 18, 2010 3:02 am
rosemi
rosemi
18 July 2010

Things you will do or have done AFTER Hand-over?

Things you will do or have done AFTER Hand-over?
1, 2

On my wishlist I've got the following: retaining walls lightfittings curtains (got verticals included but I want added privacy for when they are…

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rosemi
Jul 18, 2010 1:00 pm
rosemi
kitten
kitten
18 July 2010

Choosing bricks with Allworth

Choosing bricks with Allworth
NSW

We are using pearl grey velour bricks from Boral. No pictures as yet.. but the bricks look good with both greys and white/creams. http://www.boral.com.au/ProductCatalogu…

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kitten
Jul 18, 2010 3:42 pm
Suze
Suze
18 July 2010

Formcraft house and plans

Formcraft house and plans
WA

Hi Steve I was wondering if you went ahead with Formcraft ? We are in Melbourne and thinking of using them. we had the salesman out and he showed plenty of W.A. homes…

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Suze
Jul 18, 2010 4:35 pm
lachjor
lachjor
18 July 2010

Final inspection but no stove.

Final inspection but no stove.
VIC

All our appliances were on site the day after lock-up (we're in WA). It was approx 3 months later that we had handover. Have read quite a read threads on here about others…

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lachjor
Jul 18, 2010 7:42 pm
lachjor

Well the move went well and we are happy with the painting! gotta to wait until tuesday for blinds and carpet! going to hire a gas heater!!! Some photos... Shaun and is…

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ladsos
Jul 18, 2010 9:24 pm
ladsos
danielk
danielk
19 July 2010

Contractor to build Retaining wall in Bayswater North (Vic)

Contractor to build Retaining wall in Bayswater North (Vic)
VIC

I'm about to go through exactly the same process, except looking for a 25M wall. Let us know how you go. WOuld be interested to see the difference in price Cheers

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danielk
Jul 19, 2010 8:49 am
room4acubby
room4acubby
19 July 2010

the initial building process

the initial building process

Hello Guys, just another basic question from a beginner. I have recently purchased two blocks of land and I am looking to buil on them.…

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room4acubby
Jul 19, 2010 10:23 am
room4acubby


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