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stockt12
stockt12
1 April 2010

Impressions

Impressions
WA

yes you can...nothing stops you from taking a plan to another builder BUT they can't use the plan, but they can manipulate it enough to give you a price on their…

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stockt12
Apr 01, 2010 1:45 am
oze
oze
1 April 2010

Engineer for Retaining Wall

Engineer for Retaining Wall

Thanks Sierra. Porter Davis got Buratt Consulting Engineers to do the footings. I'll suss it out.

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oze
Apr 01, 2010 7:59 am
oze
pecan3030
pecan3030
1 April 2010

Drainage under garage - anyone experienced this problem?

Drainage under garage - anyone experienced this problem?

thanks guys, however, my problem is that the building didn't use the oblique junction joints, but one that goes directly from the top. Apparently this impacts on the…

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pecan3030
Apr 01, 2010 9:20 am
marci
marci
1 April 2010

Is it worth asking for a discount

Is it worth asking for a discount
1, 2

Yeah i was in the predicament as well..... I didn't want to pay a couple of grand before i even knew how much the house was going to cost..... I…

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marci
Apr 01, 2010 9:53 am
Richo
Richo
1 April 2010

Increase in contract price due to delay starting?

Increase in contract price due to delay starting?

I had this with my builder, as I put in my order early to secure a floor plan that was changing. My schedule is 2% increase after 6 months, and a further 1% every quarter…

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Richo
Apr 01, 2010 10:06 am
Richo
rj_louise
rj_louise
1 April 2010

Contract days

Contract days
VIC

Thanks everyone. Its 240 calendar days. I've looked back through some old threads and it doesn't sound too bad. I'm just annoyed because…

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rj_louise
Apr 01, 2010 1:18 pm
d@n
d@n
1 April 2010

Building a Duplex (own design)....

Building a Duplex (own design)....
NSW

Seems you got clear ideas of what you want which is good. Looking forward to seeing the build.

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d@n
Apr 01, 2010 3:26 pm
robinred55
robinred55
1 April 2010

Right... Off we go..

Right... Off we go..

Excellent plans and I love seeing more pics. It gives all of us hope that one day we might be at the same stage. ::party::

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robinred55
Apr 01, 2010 3:55 pm
aliahlewis
aliahlewis
1 April 2010

Foxtel..Changing channels for $1300 !!!Matt ..Rod.Help!!

Foxtel..Changing channels for $1300 !!!Matt ..Rod.Help!!

Both images got 404 Not Found Error.. Did you removed the pictures?? If yes then please post it again here as I would like…

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aliahlewis
Apr 01, 2010 4:13 pm
Elle78
Elle78
1 April 2010

Building for under $100k

Building for under $100k

Thanks for that :) I've checked out his website, and have sent an email. Looking forward to seeing what he has. and wow, $80k for a full built self-sustainable home, I hope…

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Elle78
Apr 01, 2010 7:04 pm
Trinity
Trinity
1 April 2010

How to correctly calculate your build time in HIA Contract?

How to correctly calculate your build time in HIA Contract?

You are so correct, a day is a day is a day, NOT a business day or it would have been defined. Found some information on the HIA members site, which you might want to…

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Trinity
Apr 01, 2010 7:15 pm
dream home1
dream home1
2 April 2010

cost for gas connection in the site.......

cost for gas connection in the site.......

Hi all, My building site did not have a gas connection. Any body can tell me how much it will cost? Thank you

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dream home1
Apr 01, 2010 11:28 pm
jeremymcnelson
jeremymcnelson
2 April 2010

Quick Questions need answers asap!!!

Quick Questions need answers asap!!!

IT DEPENDS ON THE STRATEGY OF THE PAINTERS. COATING USUALLY HAS TWO PHASE...SOMETIMES THREE. 4-5 TIMES, THAT'S MONEY MAKING ALREADY. BASICALLY THEY JUST APPLIED THE FIRST…

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jeremymcnelson
Apr 02, 2010 3:09 am
rosemi
rosemi
2 April 2010

Help with exterior colour selections for 31sq house

Help with exterior colour selections for 31sq house
VIC

hi Allure, the espresso is a very nice looking brick, love its warm tones - pity you're not able to use it. As for the Storm brick, personally I'd go with the Dune garage…

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rosemi
Apr 02, 2010 10:55 am
rosemi
Cooper32
Cooper32
2 April 2010

Kitchen colours, help form the experienced please!

Kitchen colours, help form the experienced please!
WA

That's great the council only took 3 weeks to approve!! It'll be a while before i can show pics of any cabinets as we are still waiting to go to site, should hear…

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Cooper32
Apr 02, 2010 12:19 pm
janenguyen
janenguyen
2 April 2010

Green timber used at framing stage. Is this normal?

Green timber used at framing stage. Is this normal?

Thanks for that. l was starting to think that they were using inferior timber or something.

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janenguyen
Apr 02, 2010 4:11 pm
Niki
Niki
2 April 2010

New Home builders

New Home builders

Do not be afraid to ask questions. Try making them give you prices before signing anything. Let them know you are happy to walk as there is no shortage of builders. …

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Niki
Apr 02, 2010 5:24 pm
matt56
matt56
2 April 2010

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?
QLD

Hello :D We are building at Parkwood Estate in Heathwood.

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matt56
Apr 02, 2010 6:52 pm
rosemi
rosemi
2 April 2010

Infills vs Bricks : anyone has pics

Infills vs Bricks : anyone has pics
VIC

Oh definitely the bricks! The infills look.. dare I say it... cheap & nasty! Not a good look for resale value

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rosemi
Apr 02, 2010 8:00 pm
rosemi
euro33
euro33
2 April 2010

Land subject to soil test, do I need to provide a reason

Land subject to soil test, do I need to provide a reason

I am pretty sure you do. Otherwise what does your statement actually mean - it is too ambegious. It should be at a min something along these…

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euro33
Apr 02, 2010 8:32 pm
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priceisgd
Apr 02, 2010 8:58 pm
somewoman
somewoman
3 April 2010

What to Watch Out For

What to Watch Out For

anything and everything that you don't have IN WRITING either in your contract or on your working plans. Verbal agreements are not good enough, and having it down…

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somewoman
Apr 03, 2010 3:29 am
somewoman
newbiebuilders
newbiebuilders
3 April 2010

Anyone built a Coral Home with the standard classic facade?

Anyone built a Coral Home with the standard classic facade?
NSW

We have almost fiished building the daydream 251 with the classic facade. It all depends on the design as to what the front of the house will look like.

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newbiebuilders
Apr 03, 2010 11:01 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
3 April 2010

What would you consider a good size?

What would you consider a good size?

:) As pp said 30/35sq....Id hate to clean any bigger and I hate wasted space. We went and looked at a 5o square home…

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Mrs P
Apr 03, 2010 11:16 am
Southies
Southies
3 April 2010

Blinds question...

Blinds question...

There's nothing to stop you getting quotes based on your plans. At least then you have time to shop around, and you'll know in advance how much cash…

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Southies
Apr 03, 2010 11:51 am
Southies
Lex
Lex
3 April 2010

Pergola Ideas for Double Storey Houses - Pictures and Height

Pergola Ideas for Double Storey Houses - Pictures and Height
NSW

Oh, thanks zeke!! I totally appreciate it's very hard giving answers to these quite generic questions!! :oops: Yes, I'll have to get going on putting some pics and sketches…

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Lex
Apr 03, 2010 6:10 pm
Lex
aaronhoughton
aaronhoughton
3 April 2010

Continuation of Thunderbolt/New Stages within months?

Continuation of Thunderbolt/New Stages within months?
VIC

According to the 'Master Plan' that space at the front of the space will have walking tracks and wetlands, which is subject to council approval. I would imagine there…

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aaronhoughton
Apr 03, 2010 9:48 pm
SharonC
SharonC
4 April 2010

Arena Stone Pavers (Perth) - anyone used?

Arena Stone Pavers (Perth) - anyone used?
WA

Hi all Just wondering if anyone in Perth have used Arena Stone pavers? Were you happy with them? Any photos? Looking at using limestone colour. Cheers.

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SharonC
Apr 04, 2010 12:34 am
ozzybird
ozzybird
4 April 2010

Rheem Hot Water Systems.

Rheem Hot Water Systems.

Thanks for that, think I got a bit confused. Our Rheem is electric and the literature that I was looking at was comparing it to LPG/Gas ::wornout::

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ozzybird
Apr 04, 2010 9:45 am
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
4 April 2010

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?
VIC

I build my house with trevor homes 4 years on and where still fighting with them to get things fixed up (very serious building issues). Same with my…

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NewInPointCook
Apr 04, 2010 10:03 am
Lee75
Lee75
4 April 2010

Homestead(SA) - Medsy's Build Pics - Painting Pics 04/04

Homestead(SA) - Medsy's Build Pics - Painting Pics 04/04
SA

Ooh looking great Medsy :z: Thanks for mentioning the wall paint colour too I was going to ask about that.. Love your selections too, nice and bold.. Nice to see a…

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Lee75
Apr 04, 2010 1:26 pm
emilygirl
emilygirl
4 April 2010

Boral Mocha to Latrobe? Or wait?

Boral Mocha to Latrobe? Or wait?

latrobe is nice...we are going with labassa first but latrobe will be the next choice with the off white mortar..(Im thinking)

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emilygirl
Apr 04, 2010 2:00 pm
Rowena
Rowena
4 April 2010

Current wait time for permit from Whittlesea council?

Current wait time for permit from Whittlesea council?
VIC

Thanks the info guys. :D I'm getting really excited as now we have final drawings, the next step is for the builder to apply for the building and planning permit. So, given…

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Rowena
Apr 04, 2010 2:37 pm
Rowena
bel
bel
4 April 2010

Jas_Wants_A_House - Excavated March 23, 2010

Jas_Wants_A_House - Excavated March 23, 2010
NSW

*Screams* O M G What fabulous news Jas - congratulations on starting!!!! Did you have a drink? :lol: :lol: :shock: I would have been in shock also. Can't wait to watch it happen now :D Bel :D

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bel
Apr 04, 2010 5:39 pm
bel
Julie18
Julie18
4 April 2010

The Avenue at Casey -Stage 7

The Avenue at Casey -Stage 7

Hey, has anyone heard what is happening re Stage 7? I was first told March/April and now have been told June/July . . . now don't want to ask in case it is later again! …

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Julie18
Apr 04, 2010 6:20 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
4 April 2010

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?????

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?????
VIC

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes? Please let me know of your problems or issues? They are selling very attractive packages in Point Cook. Any advice would be welcome and…

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NewInPointCook
Apr 04, 2010 6:28 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
4 April 2010

Room Size

Room Size

I wouldnt go much smaller than 3 x 3. Our last house we had 3.2 x 2.7 and we felt it hence why we built another house and our kids are only small with hardly any furniture…

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rhi3384
Apr 04, 2010 11:57 pm
susanjen
susanjen
5 April 2010

Need help with Clarendon tender, is the site cost reasonable

Need help with Clarendon tender, is the site cost reasonable
NSW

Hmmm.... your site costs are quite expensive but, your slope is not that insignificant. Our site costs were around 16K on a level block. We…

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susanjen
Apr 05, 2010 11:56 am
lealicious
lealicious
5 April 2010

Tiling standards.

Tiling standards.
WA

Error 404! Try posting the pictures again, I'm interested to see what the tiles look like!

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lealicious
Apr 05, 2010 12:14 pm
Chedasha
Chedasha
5 April 2010

How long from prestart to on-site

How long from prestart to on-site

About 8 weeks here. Then got assigned a CLO you don't get to talk to your SS with our builder at all through the process it has to be the CLO. We would get a email update…

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Chedasha
Apr 05, 2010 1:51 pm
71monaro
71monaro
5 April 2010

SOLAR PANELS - Can I put two units together??

SOLAR PANELS - Can I put two units together??

Does anyone know thew rules if I was to purchase one for current house, then in >12 months pull it off. At which time I would be purchasing one for my new house (to be…

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71monaro
Apr 05, 2010 4:10 pm
lbr20
lbr20
5 April 2010

Limestone (Mt Gambier stone) advice please

Limestone (Mt Gambier stone) advice please
VIC

We are thinking of building with Limestone (Mt Gambier stone) for our new house and was wondering what others here think of it as a building material. There doesnt seem…

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lbr20
Apr 05, 2010 5:27 pm
Hels
Hels
5 April 2010

How long did your build take????

How long did your build take????

Hels...wow that was quick! I hope our build is that fast. I actually just looked at your blog and saw you are in Marriott Waters. That is where…

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Hels
Apr 05, 2010 7:52 pm
Hels
cazoraz
cazoraz
5 April 2010

Pictures of Austral Parchment Bricks?

Pictures of Austral Parchment Bricks?

ooh love those parchment bricks! *wistful sigh*

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cazoraz
Apr 05, 2010 7:59 pm
cazoraz
Trinity
Trinity
5 April 2010

Contract Clarification - Contract Schedule

Contract Clarification - Contract Schedule

In my HIA contract, it's in the Schedule. It is named "Time for completion - building period" and "Agreed damages for delays". Some larger builders develop their own…

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Trinity
Apr 05, 2010 8:30 pm
take2
take2
5 April 2010

Once tiling started, how much longer til finished??

Once tiling started, how much longer til finished??

Great Question We where just trying to work that out tonight as we have to give 2weeks notice on the rental and we need to book the concreter in for the driveway, floor…

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take2
Apr 05, 2010 8:52 pm
take2
belr22
belr22
5 April 2010

Only fair to share pictures :)

Only fair to share pictures :)
1, 2

hey there, we are in fawkner & looking to demo & rebuild at mo.. favouring M homes would you recommend them? also, do you know what the boundary setback from front was?…

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belr22
Apr 05, 2010 9:14 pm


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