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nemisis
nemisis
14 April 2010

Outdoor taps

Outdoor taps
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If I do pay…

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nemisis
Apr 14, 2010 12:14 pm
Living the dream
Living the dream
14 April 2010

Any one building with Adenbrook or in Brightwater?

Any one building with Adenbrook or in Brightwater?
QLD

Hi ::smile:: We have bought a block of land in Brightwater on the Sunshine Coast & are building a home with Adenbrook. I would love to hear of others experiences!

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Living the dream
Apr 14, 2010 12:39 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
14 April 2010

Help me with letter of complaint to our builder

Help me with letter of complaint to our builder

Well done! I think this will be one of many things that will make you think, gee im glad I went with a small builder! The Company should be congratulated for admitting …

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Ms Builder
Apr 14, 2010 1:09 pm
Bam
Bam
14 April 2010

Custom builder or Owner builder ?

Custom builder or Owner builder ?

Owner building is tiring, takes forever and is stressful. And mind you, we havent even started the actual build yet! Just do your research and know what you're getting…

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Bam
Apr 14, 2010 1:56 pm
Bam
grom40
grom40
14 April 2010

More Fencing Drama's!

More Fencing Drama's!

Hi Shelz, You poor thing; hope this silly dispute isn't disrupting your enjoyment of your beautiful new house too much ::wink:: Firstly I suggest you have a read thru the…

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grom40
Apr 14, 2010 2:28 pm
grom40
Chedasha
Chedasha
14 April 2010

extra cost bcoz of sand pad level?? build with ross north

extra cost bcoz of sand pad level?? build with ross north

I think you will have to pay. If the site costs were provisional that means that they can go up or down. It does hurt to get hit with the cost at pre-start. But I don't…

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Chedasha
Apr 14, 2010 5:28 pm
kek
kek
14 April 2010

Who needs to pay for crossover?! Help!

Who needs to pay for crossover?! Help!

Thanks for everyone's responses. I'm in Vic btw @Borg - The land was subdivided, and I have looked again through the section 32, and the only…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 6:41 pm
kek
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
14 April 2010

Surveying peg missing! Who pays????

Surveying peg missing! Who pays????

Ideally it's best if you can be there when they are concreting the post/doing the fence and make sure they don't disturb your peg. Rare that your neighbour's…

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rocketleaves
Apr 14, 2010 6:58 pm
kiwi
kiwi
14 April 2010

So excited and yet so fustrated

So excited and yet so fustrated

dont forget :n: to show us too ..we are excited for you!

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kiwi
Apr 14, 2010 7:07 pm
kiwi
kek
kek
14 April 2010

PD $1000 Deposit - Does this count?

PD $1000 Deposit - Does this count?
VIC

Your contract should have a payment schedule set out in it and those amounts can't normally be varied, unless there's an allowance for potential extra costs, such as rock…

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kek
Apr 14, 2010 9:09 pm
kek
kineso
kineso
15 April 2010

Floor level difference between alfresco and adjoining room?

Floor level difference between alfresco and adjoining room?

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Hi Mel - The step is from FFL to the concrete alfresco floor. Yep, like most, we will certainly tile/deck the surface when the bank…

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kineso
Apr 15, 2010 8:16 am
just Erin
just Erin
15 April 2010

Looking For Someone To Make Me A Desk.....

Looking For Someone To Make Me A Desk.....
VIC

Thanks for that link Fel! We're looking at doing something similar too :D :D :D

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just Erin
Apr 15, 2010 8:55 pm
Hels
Hels
15 April 2010

Arion estate - building with Taurus Homes

Arion estate - building with Taurus Homes
WA

Hi and welcome to the forum, all the best with your build.

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Hels
Apr 15, 2010 9:29 pm
Hels
kek
kek
15 April 2010

Gas pipe in cupboard for freestanding upright cooker & oven?

Gas pipe in cupboard for freestanding upright cooker & oven?

well done - i would be pissed off with this too. IMHO it would look cheap and nasty. We are having pot draws besides our freestanding cooker so…

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kek
Apr 15, 2010 9:34 pm
kek
boiselfish
boiselfish
15 April 2010

Anyone interested buying a block in Williams Landing?

Anyone interested buying a block in Williams Landing?
VIC

Toranado is correct. You need to follow these terms. You need to get approval from them prior to trying to…

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boiselfish
Apr 15, 2010 9:35 pm
jodie76
jodie76
15 April 2010

Our Home in Laurimar - Its Started - Finally!

Our Home in Laurimar - Its Started - Finally!
VIC

Good to hear you are getting there - Congrats! Look forward to seeing the photo's when you work out how to do it! It takes a bit of doing I must say - ::hyst::

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jodie76
Apr 15, 2010 9:53 pm
fruitty
fruitty
15 April 2010

Tilers done a crap job - what can we do?

Tilers done a crap job - what can we do?

hi ozzy bird im not sure which state you are in but in NSW/VIC there is a document titled 'guide to standards and tolerances' 2007 produced by…

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fruitty
Apr 15, 2010 10:45 pm
fruitty
SharonC
SharonC
16 April 2010

External Colour Help - Verandah Posts

External Colour Help - Verandah Posts
WA

Thanks everyone for helping me to make up my mind!! White it is! :D

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SharonC
Apr 16, 2010 12:14 am
budding_bright
budding_bright
16 April 2010

Sub-floor Basement

Sub-floor Basement

anyone got some rough idea of what this kind of thing (sub-floor basement with suspended slab) costs?

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budding_bright
Apr 16, 2010 9:47 am
dreamhome
dreamhome
16 April 2010

Austral Nougat bricks and Ebony Roof tile

Austral Nougat bricks and Ebony Roof tile
1, 2

The first thing I noticed about the Nougats was that alot of them seemed to be in poor condition when they were delivered. Alot seemed to have…

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dreamhome
Apr 16, 2010 9:58 am
dreamhome
Izzehz
Izzehz
16 April 2010

Site cleanup before settlement

Site cleanup before settlement

I agree with fruitty. I expect my house to be cleaned thouroughly. The yard however, will be my responsibility. I did not organise for them to do any landscaping. It is…

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Izzehz
Apr 16, 2010 10:29 am
SherWin
SherWin
16 April 2010

Framework Approval Query

Framework Approval Query

I've been receiving a scanned copy of our as each inspection is completed. Having said that, we have only just passed the framing…

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SherWin
Apr 16, 2010 1:26 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
16 April 2010

Builder threatening to charge interest on incomplete house

Builder threatening to charge interest on incomplete house

For instance, in our site costs they included an $800 allowance for "builder to repair and/or replace kerbs and/or footpath if damaged during…

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jimmalenko
Apr 16, 2010 3:17 pm
grom40
grom40
16 April 2010

Is my builder very slow?

Is my builder very slow?
1, 2

Nice one The Brain ::lol:: I get the feeling you may be dreaming about an exceptionally fat and lazy hamster If it makes you feel any better Moodyfish I signed my contracts in…

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grom40
Apr 16, 2010 3:19 pm
grom40
dreamz
dreamz
16 April 2010

The Ponds- Alba

The Ponds- Alba
NSW

hi just catching up on old posts.. we ended up putting our block back on the market for alba 1. nw have secured one lot in alba 2.

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dreamz
Apr 16, 2010 10:01 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
17 April 2010

Starting From Scratch.

Starting From Scratch.

Try visiting this website below, it contains a wealth of info http://www.archicentre.com.au/ You can also call up archicentre and request an information pack to be snail…

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rocketleaves
Apr 17, 2010 6:13 pm
issy jo
issy jo
17 April 2010

Downlights after build

Downlights after build

Hi, have you tried a forum search? I do remember reading a thread on downlights but I can't remember if it was on this forum or the 'General Discussion' one.

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issy jo
Apr 17, 2010 9:20 pm
issy jo
issy jo
issy jo
18 April 2010

Frame standards?

Frame standards?

Hi andy, if your in SA I can help you out. If not you can buy a copy through "SAI GLOBAL" http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store

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issy jo
Apr 18, 2010 9:33 am
issy jo
tpin70
tpin70
18 April 2010

Master Builder contract: Brisbane solicitor recommendations

Master Builder contract: Brisbane solicitor recommendations
QLD

Hi alfabeta. i've already pm'd you about something different. Stay away from the MBA/BSA contracts. They are designed to…

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tpin70
Apr 18, 2010 11:52 am
Androb
Androb
18 April 2010

Fitting out a warehouse

Fitting out a warehouse

The warehouse is in Brunswick. I'm currently going through the planning process/ nightmare and at the same time finding out about and sourcing inexpensive and interesting…

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Androb
Apr 18, 2010 12:09 pm
Jw023
Jw023
18 April 2010

How can you check if your Flumes have been done properly ?

How can you check if your Flumes have been done properly ?

For exhaust fans, simply use a torch and shine light past the grill from inside the house, you should be able to see in between the fan blades (assuming its an axial fan)…

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Jw023
Apr 18, 2010 12:11 pm
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
18 April 2010

solver paint lundy grey for exterior?

solver paint lundy grey for exterior?
1, 2, 3

Just adding in a picture of my Lundy Grey exterior too! It's a beautiful colour, a warm grey-beige. My door is also painted in…

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Vundaful!
Apr 18, 2010 12:24 pm
Vundaful!
Helyn
Helyn
18 April 2010

Narrow Lot Living

Narrow Lot Living
WA

OK, batesy - so you mean any windows to the sides may not bring in much light because they will be very close to double story walls of neighbours' houses? That makes…

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Helyn
Apr 18, 2010 2:58 pm
Helyn
Perth Builder
Perth Builder
18 April 2010

Question re: builder

Question re: builder

The builder maintains full control and ownership over the property until handover, every activity taking place during this period is his sole responsibility and he is…

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Perth Builder
Apr 18, 2010 5:01 pm
rosemi
rosemi
18 April 2010

Exterior colour advice

Exterior colour advice

Would be handy if you could include a link to a photo. Suggest that you host your photos with photobucket or some other photo hosting website and then provide links to the…

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rosemi
Apr 18, 2010 5:54 pm
rosemi

Downpipes and soakwells

Downpipes and soakwells

There are stacks of existing threads relating to soakwells. Quite a few in landscape.

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2010 6:38 pm
The Garden Whisperer
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
18 April 2010

Imported Chinese tiles containing asbestos

Imported Chinese tiles containing asbestos

This is different from the story which ran in Feburary? http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news ... -ny7h.html I think you'll find that most tiles you have in your new…

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ibfragalot99
Apr 18, 2010 6:46 pm
ibfragalot99
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
18 April 2010

Yikes - 29% over PS for our first instalment!

Yikes - 29% over PS for our first instalment!

Just thought I should post an update. We sent a polite but strongly worded email outlining our concerns, and in turn our builder has been suitably apologetic about not…

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Elizabeth
Apr 18, 2010 6:59 pm
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erin
Apr 18, 2010 9:27 pm
mark299
mark299
19 April 2010

Render colors

Render colors

ok that is nice. I will upgrade to cedar windows. thanks

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mark299
Apr 19, 2010 12:48 am
Anne
Anne
19 April 2010

Independent site work company WA?

Independent site work company WA?
WA

Hi, we received 2 rough estimations for our site works with a huge difference (with 2 builders, difference of $25k!). Does anyone know a reliable independent site work…

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Anne
Apr 19, 2010 5:27 am
Yellow
Yellow
19 April 2010

Polyproplene Carpet or Nylon Carpet

Polyproplene Carpet or Nylon Carpet

Hi Has anyone used Polyproplene carpet. Can you please give recommendation on which carpet type is the best between Polyproplene and Nylon. Thanks Yellow

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Yellow
Apr 19, 2010 10:30 am
mervyn
mervyn
19 April 2010

Building in Berwick with Porter Davis

Building in Berwick with Porter Davis
VIC

Did anyone get Class M slab? It seems that most of soil report classified class H and builders charge…

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mervyn
Apr 19, 2010 12:13 pm
244sfc
244sfc
19 April 2010

PLEASE HELP - front fence - council approval

PLEASE HELP - front fence - council approval

Go toyour councils website and download the application form, this wil also show what planning is to be reqd with examples

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244sfc
Apr 19, 2010 12:27 pm
244sfc
ring09
ring09
19 April 2010

Changes at M...

Changes at M...

I have to agree with above - dont forget with the first homebuyers money that was offered all volume builders have a huge load of work, delayed site starts etc as they…

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ring09
Apr 19, 2010 1:14 pm
ring09
Candylea
Candylea
19 April 2010

gurlistar building Park Lane - update & PCI 27th April !!

gurlistar building Park Lane - update & PCI 27th April !!
WA
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Good to see you are nearly there :) I like the look of the door and the kitchen colours are looking good too. It reminds me of how clean everything looked before we moved…

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Candylea
Apr 19, 2010 3:15 pm
Candylea


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