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wondering
wondering
1 May 2010

Keeping track of costs

Keeping track of costs

Excel spreadsheet. I didn't use it for the inclusions/changes we made as our builder supplied us with updates all the time. I did create one before we went for colour…

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wondering
May 01, 2010 7:37 pm
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
1 May 2010

Water sun home builder in Victoria

Water sun home builder in Victoria
VIC

Hi, I am building through Watersun Homes. My Slab went down yesterday. Until my experience with them is wonderful. Where are you building? Have you sign the contract?…

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VijayGaba
May 01, 2010 8:19 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
1 May 2010

How much would an electrician cost? Per hour?

How much would an electrician cost? Per hour?

He'd probably do it for whatever the materials cost him (conduit, cabling, connectors etc), a case of beer and a barbie dinner, gotta love the beer economy

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joannapaulp
May 01, 2010 8:52 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 May 2010

garage door and louvre windows

garage door and louvre windows

Sorry, I have no idea other than having the same company finish both items. There…

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ECOECO
May 01, 2010 8:54 pm
ECOECO
Rowena
Rowena
1 May 2010

PD - how long did it take to start building?

PD - how long did it take to start building?
VIC

Don't get me started. :x Our land settled May 2009. We chose a builder July 2009. We still haven't started...maybe this month? :th: We have been paying the mortgage on the…

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Rowena
May 01, 2010 11:34 pm
Rowena
Stormy
Stormy
2 May 2010

REDISHADES - ANY GOOD + AND -

REDISHADES - ANY GOOD + AND -

I've had the majority of Redi Shades on my windows for 7 months. I have ordered the plantations to replace them, but they could take another 8 weeks to be installed! I…

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Stormy
May 02, 2010 9:22 am
Stormy
grom40
grom40
2 May 2010

How long between excavation and slab?

How long between excavation and slab?

Hi Kridge, Welcome to the forums. My site was excavated on the 21st of April, pipes were done yesterday and I'm told the slab will be done by this coming Friday at the…

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grom40
May 02, 2010 7:06 pm
grom40
Deemaree
Deemaree
2 May 2010

Building in/near Warrnambool?

Building in/near Warrnambool?
VIC

It will feel like that for a while! Friends of ours are currently building with that Builder in the Grange Estate at the moment-once they started things have been moving…

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Deemaree
May 02, 2010 7:09 pm
Deemaree
buildingwest
buildingwest
2 May 2010

What to compare when looking at builders pricing...

What to compare when looking at builders pricing...

Hi, I have also been looking around at prices of builds and in the end I also decided to go with NB due to inclusions offered. What I did was to choose a few designs from…

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buildingwest
May 02, 2010 9:05 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
3 May 2010

Surveryors Pegs

Surveryors Pegs
1, 2

Cheers - thanks for the tip!

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Lunchtime
May 03, 2010 11:51 am
somewoman
somewoman
3 May 2010

Seeking assistance with HIA contract South Australia

Seeking assistance with HIA contract South Australia
SA

Just in case anyone has missed this from my build thread, I'm seeking any insight that anyone can offer with regards to the HIA contract meaning of "Second Fix" In our…

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somewoman
May 03, 2010 12:38 pm
somewoman
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
3 May 2010

Garage Extension or Side Access?

Garage Extension or Side Access?

Go for the garage extension & put a rollerdoor to it. With 2m width extension you can easily use it as a 3rd parking spot. I would gladly pay $7k in return to getting a…

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rocketleaves
May 03, 2010 3:46 pm
Pipe
Pipe
3 May 2010

sizes of fridge and microwave spaces

sizes of fridge and microwave spaces

as well as required space beside them so you don't cook the motors and you can do that at anytime of day or…

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Pipe
May 03, 2010 4:54 pm
ibb09
ibb09
3 May 2010

Broker's agreement... can I cancel?

Broker's agreement... can I cancel?

Ed, thank you for your comments. My gut feeling is that I am not obliged in any way or manner to pay them anything. As for the plans they have drawn, I don't really want…

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ibb09
May 03, 2010 5:19 pm
trudy
trudy
3 May 2010

Building Monterey Q1

Building Monterey Q1

Hey Kelly, Your idea sounds brilliant. I've just looked up the options and have noticed that yes, it is definitely possible for the Q1 plan. I would much rather prefer…

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trudy
May 03, 2010 8:11 pm
Gildea
Gildea
3 May 2010

Time frame from PCI to Handover

Time frame from PCI to Handover

Now the 03/05, one more thing fixed on our list.... *sigh* SS said possibly settlement on the 07/05... Every week it just seems to get pushed back, I've really just had…

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Gildea
May 03, 2010 9:19 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
3 May 2010

Site Cost @ Esperance

Site Cost @ Esperance
VIC

oops... sorry... Esperance in Point Cook, next to Sanctuary Lake :)

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hysterical1144
May 03, 2010 9:30 pm
wombat
wombat
3 May 2010

HIA building contract - Finish date deadline

HIA building contract - Finish date deadline

Our standard contract states: 11.2 The work must reach practical completion by the finish date. 11.4 If the finish date is not given on page 1,…

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wombat
May 03, 2010 9:58 pm
builda
builda
3 May 2010

LAND TITLES - GREENGULLY ESTATE SOUTH MORANG

LAND TITLES - GREENGULLY ESTATE SOUTH MORANG
VIC

So, it is the relevant authorities whose bureacracy is holding it up...there is sooooo much red tape these days that it is ridiculous. Just the same, developers should…

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builda
May 03, 2010 10:46 pm
builda
JJ305
JJ305
4 May 2010

Tradies smoking inside the house!!

Tradies smoking inside the house!!

We went to the house last night and the painters have cleaned up their mess including the butts. But we still mentioned this to the SS as they are due to come back to…

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JJ305
May 04, 2010 11:06 am
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
4 May 2010

Delete "PROVISIONAL SUM" component - raised as variation?

Delete "PROVISIONAL SUM" component - raised as variation?

That's exactly my thoughts too. I've not signed the PCV form but sent a mail asking how and why this PCV came about. I have not heard back yet. I suspect builder is…

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rocketleaves
May 04, 2010 12:28 pm
sezza
sezza
4 May 2010

Solver Parchment or smokey pearl? ANy pictures?

Solver Parchment or smokey pearl? ANy pictures?

we had smoke pearl in our old house on all the internal walls.. loved it!!! prob gunna do it again for our new house.

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sezza
May 04, 2010 8:17 pm
kek
kek
4 May 2010

Defect list and getting things fixed...

Defect list and getting things fixed...

It sounds pretty normal. :roll: Our three month maintenance work was mostly done at about the eight-month mark. Our twelve month maintenance has just been done, and it's now…

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kek
May 04, 2010 8:34 pm
kek
bellabelinda
bellabelinda
4 May 2010

house pics of PGH Aubergine

house pics of PGH Aubergine

Has anyone built using PGH Aubergine bricks... really need some…

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bellabelinda
May 04, 2010 8:51 pm
mandy74
mandy74
4 May 2010

Building our new home

Building our new home
SA

Hi everyone, Thankyou so much...I have been reading a few of the many pages of blogs and it has been fantastic so see some gorgeous photos and to hear of the journeys..…

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mandy74
May 04, 2010 11:34 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
5 May 2010

Built with Commodore Home - 6 months on...

Built with Commodore Home - 6 months on...
WA
1 ... 8, 9, 10

You've done well, the house looks great and the overhead cupboards look awesome! I love a bargain hehe. We're doing ours after handover too. And eBay is too addictive lol.

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phoenixrain
May 05, 2010 3:51 am
phoenixrain
kexkez
kexkez
5 May 2010

Double brick home, when do the sparkies and plumbers come?

Double brick home, when do the sparkies and plumbers come?

plate height is what it is called when the brickwork finishes. It's the point where the first lot of the roofing timber is laid on top of the bricks.

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kexkez
May 05, 2010 8:05 am
kexkez
nikkit
nikkit
5 May 2010

Help - Kurrajong bricks unavailable - similar bricks anyone?

Help - Kurrajong bricks unavailable - similar bricks anyone?

Rowena- Dont worry too much- It is just because we need the bricks now. There is no date yet on when they will be ready, but based on the waiting time of the other…

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nikkit
May 05, 2010 10:06 am
melliangmian
melliangmian
5 May 2010

Help, I am confused about the brick color

Help, I am confused about the brick color

Hi, Have you seen these threads? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25849 viewtopic.php?f=31&t=25846 Also, have you asked Austral to give you address of homes…

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melliangmian
May 05, 2010 10:10 am
gumboots
gumboots
5 May 2010

Our Foxley 29 is due to be finished end of May

Our Foxley 29 is due to be finished end of May
VIC

Make sure they book in for your appliances/HWS/heating to be installed at PCI, not at handover - there is a 5 business day lead time on organising the tradies - which…

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gumboots
May 05, 2010 10:18 am

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J-Pedrick
May 05, 2010 11:45 am
Eskay40
Eskay40
5 May 2010

Building in Melb !!

Building in Melb !!
VIC

Hi Seals, A couple of years back we did a large bulk deal with Retravision and they took heaps off - probably about 35-40%. Even off their sale items. If you go the…

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Eskay40
May 05, 2010 12:26 pm
Eskay40
Casa2
Casa2
5 May 2010

Were you allowed onsite with your builder

Were you allowed onsite with your builder
NSW

I'm allowed to visit my site anytime and alone.

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Casa2
May 05, 2010 1:13 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
5 May 2010

Are you a guy or girl home building nut?

Are you a guy or girl home building nut?
1, 2, 3, 4

Male here. "Her indoors" as she has affectionately been called, looks over my shoulder and then disappears to another computer to look at everyone's blogs. As an…

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room4acubby
May 05, 2010 1:29 pm
room4acubby
Lex
Lex
5 May 2010

Tolerances in Masonry Construction (Table 3.04)

Tolerances in Masonry Construction (Table 3.04)
NSW

Thanks, room4acubby!! :D (and nice to see some life injected into this thread) OK, I thought that would be the meaning ('cos the bricks are non structural :roll:) ... so…

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Lex
May 05, 2010 3:18 pm
Lex
walker79
walker79
5 May 2010

Building new home

Building new home
QLD

Hi JUKAT, Welcome to Homeone :D I can't give you any feedback on Clarendon but if you do a search on here you'll find there is definitely a few others building with them…

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walker79
May 05, 2010 3:37 pm
walker79
Manu82
Manu82
5 May 2010

Building Foxley 26 - Porter Davis

Building Foxley 26 - Porter Davis
VIC

hey gumboots... I just checked your thread and I must say you'v done a really good job with the colors and the floor plan.. I like it a lot !! I am assuming PD would have…

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Manu82
May 05, 2010 3:39 pm
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Hels
May 05, 2010 3:58 pm
Hels
2pais
2pais
6 May 2010

Topic update

Topic update

Thanks somewoman. Will give it a go!

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2pais
May 06, 2010 4:50 pm
butterfly79
butterfly79
5 May 2010

please help me

please help me
WA

Hi there We are looking at a dreamstart home and this is what i found so far: We have looked at a couple of builders well dreamstart will be our fourth actually, all…

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butterfly79
May 05, 2010 6:50 pm
Belial
Belial
5 May 2010

Whats your Opinion?

Whats your Opinion?

For what its worth, we ended up going with the builder for carpets, they were included as a promo so we paid the difference for an upgrade. It was still significantly…

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Belial
May 05, 2010 7:59 pm
Belial
Lex
Lex
5 May 2010

HELP! Shower Floors - What fall is required by Standards?

HELP! Shower Floors - What fall is required by Standards?
NSW

Ahaaaa, maybe I should look at the Plastering section - thanks for that! If wall tiling is uneven, the most likely cause are obviously the walls behind it :roll: ... will have a look

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Lex
May 05, 2010 8:28 pm
Lex
thelittleeel
thelittleeel
5 May 2010

Roselea Homes anyone ?????

Roselea Homes anyone ?????
NSW

Stay away from this build, it's a family show... and the owner is unethical and unprofessional. At one stage when he finds him self incorrect, and starts threatening and…

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thelittleeel
May 05, 2010 10:25 pm
antnjen
antnjen
5 May 2010

Building the Pavillion with Celebration homes :)

Building the Pavillion with Celebration homes :)
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi AntnJen! Just wondering how your place is going? You must be close to picking up keys if you havent already!? Hope all is going well!!…

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antnjen
May 05, 2010 11:10 pm
barker
barker
5 May 2010

Connecting electricity before or after building?

Connecting electricity before or after building?

It does. Thank you. Will be doing owner build but with a project manager.

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barker
May 05, 2010 11:18 pm
barker

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

Thanks for those replies, I will be checking my contract and calling the builder tomorrow S

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smallwelshperson
May 05, 2010 11:27 pm
grom40
grom40
5 May 2010

Fencing Covenants

Fencing Covenants

Hi Dakes, First of all congrats on the new house :D With regards to your covenant; it depends a little on which state you are in. In Victoria the DSE website has some…

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grom40
May 05, 2010 11:38 pm
grom40
mrslin
mrslin
6 May 2010

Extras Cost - Approximate

Extras Cost - Approximate

mark299, yep I think they are the same company. i have asked around before about the exposed aggregate, it range between $80-$120/sqm. this one here costs $80/sqm

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mrslin
May 06, 2010 12:15 am
Ames84
Ames84
6 May 2010

Do you get a Water Metre before building starts or afterward

Do you get a Water Metre before building starts or afterward
VIC

Mine was the same as Mel_24_... We actually had to call Sydney Water to get it installed. I know, silly of me for getting it done, but after being away on our honeymoon…

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Ames84
May 06, 2010 11:11 am
Ames84
linelefty
linelefty
6 May 2010

Brickwork and Mortar Standards

Brickwork and Mortar Standards
VIC

I'd be sending them an email with a link to this thread.......I know our builder has mentioned that they are sensitive to internet forums & reviews. Seriously though,…

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linelefty
May 06, 2010 11:20 am


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