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mummamichelle
mummamichelle
30 July 2010

Plantation Homes QLD- Handover Date!!!

Plantation Homes QLD- Handover Date!!!
QLD
1, 2

Shelby!! You should be in by now!! Time for some piccies or your beautiful new home!! Can't wait to see it!!

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mummamichelle
Jul 30, 2010 9:35 am
carlswil
carlswil
30 July 2010

Paying to have plans prepared before approval of loan?

Paying to have plans prepared before approval of loan?
NSW

We got pre-approved so we knew a rough amount of what we could spend, and sent through the masterplans and engineers reports as they became available. Once the bank had…

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carlswil
Jul 30, 2010 12:14 pm
riverton30
riverton30
30 July 2010

Allowance for wet days...what does this mean?

Allowance for wet days...what does this mean?

I see.. thanks for the clarification :D Geez I hope we get in before xmas!!

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riverton30
Jul 30, 2010 1:35 pm
crikey!
crikey!
30 July 2010

Understated Provisional Sums

Understated Provisional Sums
WA

we chose a reputable builder and paid the extra dollars so we didn't have the "hidden costs" and were told (by the lousy sales guy) that they were a company that gave…

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crikey!
Jul 30, 2010 2:56 pm
~Nic~
~Nic~
30 July 2010

Does anyone know when the Xmas shutdown starts this year?

Does anyone know when the Xmas shutdown starts this year?
NSW

Thanks for the replies... for some reason I thought there was a standard date that most builders packed it in for Christmas. I will check with our site supervisor next…

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~Nic~
Jul 30, 2010 8:52 pm
~Nic~
elastic
elastic
30 July 2010

What is included as part of the "Fix Out" stage

What is included as part of the "Fix Out" stage
NSW

yes the kitchen should be installed. i think my laundery is missing from mine but i still paid it as i was told it was booked in for x day

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elastic
Jul 30, 2010 10:03 pm
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
30 July 2010

Looking for a tile in the Newcastle/Hunter region

Looking for a tile in the Newcastle/Hunter region
NSW

Ikon, I was wrong about the distance to the local supplier. They are near Campbelltown in Sydney, so more than 80 minutes drive. :lol: Yes, we may decide to do a weekend…

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Pete_n_Pet
Jul 30, 2010 11:14 pm
btherl
btherl
30 July 2010

How much is your builder charging for extra data points?

How much is your builder charging for extra data points?

Mine is charging $438 for 3 x cat 6 data points. cat 5 was a little cheaper. So that means 3 data points in seperate rooms and a single termination point in the broom cupboard.

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btherl
Jul 30, 2010 11:36 pm
btherl
Pipe
Pipe
31 July 2010

Help, who pays for damaged water meter

Help, who pays for damaged water meter
VIC

Our water meter was broken by one of the builders workers when they were doing the foundations. We never got a bill for it so assume that the builder ended up paying for…

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Pipe
Jul 31, 2010 10:51 am
cjay
cjay
31 July 2010

Building with Burbank

Building with Burbank
VIC

Agree that you should wait until after handover you will save$$$$

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cjay
Jul 31, 2010 2:25 pm
mark299
mark299
31 July 2010

Roof Covered to Lockup to PCI

Roof Covered to Lockup to PCI
WA

Just an guesstimate, but roof tiles until lock up was around two to three weeks from what I remember. We've been locked up now for two…

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mark299
Jul 31, 2010 5:29 pm
Thalian72
Thalian72
31 July 2010

Anyone use an architect to design their home?

Anyone use an architect to design their home?
WA

Hi Katie, Using an architect to design your home will most likely be way over your budget (can easily be between $10.000 to $20.000). There are however a few other…

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Thalian72
Jul 31, 2010 6:06 pm
Dove
Dove
31 July 2010

uh oh, is the slab in right position?

uh oh, is the slab in right position?
VIC

Have a look at the problems the people below have. Best wishes. "Our build with JG King"

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Dove
Jul 31, 2010 7:15 pm
Dove
Desmondp
Desmondp
31 July 2010

Using Austral Elements Zinc Bricks...

Using Austral Elements Zinc Bricks...
VIC

Definitely mate, but not sure if a whole house might be a bit much. Would have to be very careful with the other colours you have on the exterior

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Desmondp
Jul 31, 2010 9:18 pm

Hi All, Below is a current shot of the exterior of our new…

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benlove
Jul 31, 2010 9:49 pm
Lex
Lex
31 July 2010

Type of Electricity meter

Type of Electricity meter
NSW

Google stumbled upon this li'l link http://www.homeone.com.au/nsw/sydney/utility :lol: :lol: Wouldn't find it ... ever! But this one is a keeper …

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Lex
Jul 31, 2010 11:49 pm
Lex
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
1 August 2010

JG King Home

JG King Home
VIC

Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your build. There is a search function you can use (up the top) that will help you find threads that are relevant. As with all…

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upsydaisy
Aug 01, 2010 8:12 am
upsydaisy
Sierra
Sierra
1 August 2010

Home Rendering Prices and recommendations

Home Rendering Prices and recommendations
NSW

Cant give advice about render companies in Sydney but we have just had our front done @ less than 50% of builders quote. We got 3 quotes and there was a variance of about…

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Sierra
Aug 01, 2010 4:22 pm
Sierra
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

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