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Adam.M
Adam.M
7 June 2010

Vacant Land : Compaction Report - Engineered Fill

Vacant Land : Compaction Report - Engineered Fill
VIC
1, 2

A timely reminder to make sure that the builder does not take the geotechnical report lightly.

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Adam.M
Jun 07, 2010 2:52 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
7 June 2010

shower base stuff up.

shower base stuff up.

I believe the grade for wet areas is something like 1:100 or 1:150

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joannapaulp
Jun 07, 2010 3:18 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
7 June 2010

liquadated damages

liquadated damages

Generally, the builder would have 20 working days from the site being presented to them (old house gone) to start, take this date as day 1, add 300, then maybe add 5-10%…

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joannapaulp
Jun 07, 2010 3:44 pm
mel_mox
mel_mox
7 June 2010

Anyone built or building the cremorne 35 with PD?

Anyone built or building the cremorne 35 with PD?
VIC

Hi meryn, i am hoping we can start in the new year Jan 11! apparently they were doing the roads last wk! So bring on settlement in Oct & hopefully get builder in Jan. mel

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mel_mox
Jun 07, 2010 4:52 pm
oze
oze
7 June 2010

Att Hoarders - What did you do with your left over bricks???

Att Hoarders - What did you do with your left over bricks???

Was going to build a letterbox with planter box but alas, no bricks were left :(

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oze
Jun 07, 2010 6:25 pm
oze
turbo
turbo
7 June 2010

brand new home

brand new home

When I went to BACV all they did was call the builder once. BACV have no official powers so it doesn't normally help much. It is still worth trying as if you end up in…

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turbo
Jun 07, 2010 8:18 pm
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
7 June 2010

Garage Frame Overhanging, is it acceptable?

Garage Frame Overhanging, is it acceptable?

The picture would have been taken right at the front of the garage, where your car would drive up, but at the corners. Mine is the same, and so is my neighbours. I…

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ibfragalot99
Jun 07, 2010 11:10 pm
ibfragalot99
pottsville
pottsville
8 June 2010

Retaining Wall Options

Retaining Wall Options

Thanks guys... I have spoken with them and i am getting a few other options - The Oz logs are NOT the cheapest, they said pine would be cheapest which with wood i think…

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pottsville
Jun 08, 2010 9:50 am
jklow888
jklow888
8 June 2010

$6500 for tender expiring - Caprice builders pls help

$6500 for tender expiring - Caprice builders pls help
1, 2

Hi everyone, Newbie on the forum but browsing for ages :) We are interested in building the Caprice 27 (narrow block/single garage version) but we haven't done a site…

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jklow888
Jun 08, 2010 10:42 am
ring09
ring09
8 June 2010

OMG - We are finally titled in South Morang

OMG - We are finally titled in South Morang
VIC

Green Gully (which borders Camalda) inbetween Gordons Road & Lakes Blvd

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ring09
Jun 08, 2010 1:54 pm
ring09
silver girl
silver girl
8 June 2010

Studio M M3tricon Brisbane

Studio M M3tricon Brisbane
QLD

Can anyone tell me where Studio M is in Robina? We're about to sign to build a Riva and want to start thinking about colours/choices. I've read that the public can only…

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silver girl
Jun 08, 2010 4:10 pm
norvenski
norvenski
8 June 2010

Rain and it's effect on a build

Rain and it's effect on a build

Hi all, New member here getting ready to select a builder out here in Perth. I am a geotechnical engineer, so I read some interesting queries here about earthworks! To…

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norvenski
Jun 08, 2010 7:12 pm
FireFox
FireFox
9 June 2010

3 Phase Power?

3 Phase Power?
VIC
1, 2, 3

thanks for confirming that!

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FireFox
Jun 09, 2010 5:47 am
FireFox
emlet01
emlet01
9 June 2010

Building our home

Building our home
QLD

House looks great! Good luck for handover tomorrow. We are building a Flair too (the one that is based on the Catena), IF our house ever sells and we can start…

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emlet01
Jun 09, 2010 7:36 am
cream
cream
9 June 2010

Costs UP UP UP even before Site Start???

Costs UP UP UP even before Site Start???

Thanks - I'll take a look! I got this BCV - of final drawings a month later! Remembering I signed on 13 April, and just got this sent to my yesterday.

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cream
Jun 09, 2010 3:41 pm
cream
lachjor
lachjor
9 June 2010

Roof Tiles On- Whats are the next phases ?

Roof Tiles On- Whats are the next phases ?
WA

Hmm for us it was float for plaster, plaster, ceiling, cornices, windows, lock-up, cupboards and vanities etc, tiling, bath, toilets, etc.

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lachjor
Jun 09, 2010 5:28 pm
lachjor
marcusandjess
marcusandjess
9 June 2010

dual occupancy

dual occupancy

Hi there, We are looking at building another unit/small house at the back of an existing investment property....i have spoken to a few builders, National Builders help…

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marcusandjess
Jun 09, 2010 11:23 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
10 June 2010

How clean is a house cleanup by the builder before handover?

How clean is a house cleanup by the builder before handover?

That's what we want to make sure of - that it is clean enough that we can properly check the windows and mirrors, etc. We fully expect to have to clean before/during moving in.

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purpleninja
Jun 10, 2010 1:14 am
kexkez
kexkez
10 June 2010

Mini rant - no roof insulation

Mini rant - no roof insulation

Reading it is easily solved. Click on the quote button as if you are going to quote the post in question. When the quote page comes up it's normal sized text and you can…

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kexkez
Jun 10, 2010 3:49 am
kexkez
leebuild
leebuild
10 June 2010

waterfall side island bench after handover

waterfall side island bench after handover

we wanted an island bench with waterfall sides at prestart, but were quoted a ridiculous price figured they didnt want to do. We are just geting standard bench top and…

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leebuild
Jun 10, 2010 12:26 pm
Bam
Bam
10 June 2010

I need a bricklayer!

I need a bricklayer!
VIC

The house isnt far from our block, I should take a photo and show you :lol:

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Bam
Jun 10, 2010 2:01 pm
Bam
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
10 June 2010

Anyone built their house using Boral La Mesa?Pics pretty pls

Anyone built their house using Boral La Mesa?Pics pretty pls

Ooooh great pics Kaytee!! Yes, I do like them - we are thinking of going with white mortar though :) Only one more sleep Kel :z: ...... that's so…

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Kelly_girl
Jun 10, 2010 2:51 pm
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
Kelly_girl
10 June 2010

Recommendations for paint colors internal...

Recommendations for paint colors internal...

Hi All, So I am still at selection phase and just wanted to get some recommendations/ideas on paint for internal walls.…

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Kelly_girl
Jun 10, 2010 3:01 pm
Kelly_girl
Felistopher
Felistopher
10 June 2010

Monterey Q2 - Inspection with SS before PCI! HELP

Monterey Q2 - Inspection with SS before PCI! HELP
VIC

I don't think they can skip their own inspection of the final stage. We just got our cert of occupancy and on it it has 'mandatory inspections' and the final inspection…

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Felistopher
Jun 10, 2010 4:14 pm
Felistopher
bel
bel
10 June 2010

Timeline/Contact Spreadsheet

Timeline/Contact Spreadsheet
NSW

Oh thanks so much Grom - great idea, loving the diary. Yes I like that I can carry it around (as normally the builder calls me when I'm in Coles with a trolley full of…

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bel
Jun 10, 2010 5:16 pm
bel
laurend
laurend
10 June 2010

Fixing thigs after Handover: what to put in agreement?

Fixing thigs after Handover: what to put in agreement?

Never mind. Our builder has come to the party and booked everything in and it will all be done by next week! Most of it was done today!

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laurend
Jun 10, 2010 8:49 pm
laurend
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 June 2010

another overhang thread: not wood frame but the sliding door

another overhang thread: not wood frame but the sliding door

Not quite getting your picture... the sliding door sill should rest a small amount on the slab along its length... the bit that sits out is supported once the bricks are…

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ECOECO
Jun 11, 2010 9:16 am
ECOECO

Consequences of Not Landscaping your house straight away

Consequences of Not Landscaping your house straight away
VIC

Front yard: "Even if it doesn't bother you, it'll probably piss your neighbours off." Quite a valid point. These days it's difficult enough to fit into a new community.…

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Aesthetic Landscapes
Jun 11, 2010 12:08 pm
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Belial
Jun 11, 2010 1:45 pm
Belial
jimbo1
jimbo1
11 June 2010

COMMENTS ON HAND DRAWINGS BEFORE THEY GET DRAWN UP PLEASE

COMMENTS ON HAND DRAWINGS BEFORE THEY GET DRAWN UP PLEASE

Hi Mrs P - I'd look at refiguring the ensuite/walk in robe, at the moment you can see straight into the robe from the hallway. If your other half is anything like most it…

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jimbo1
Jun 11, 2010 2:52 pm
kikin
kikin
11 June 2010

Narrower pantry entrance

Narrower pantry entrance

Thanks for everyone's comments. They are so useful for me!! Thanks for your support!! In my case, as the pantry door has not been fixed, that means the fixing stage has…

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kikin
Jun 11, 2010 8:32 pm
Lex
Lex
12 June 2010

Window service

Window service
NSW
1, 2

Thanks, Ed, you're a legend!! :: :: :D I hope the builder will sort it out, but if not, I love to know that there is a Plan B ... thank you!!

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Lex
Jun 12, 2010 8:15 pm
Lex
mohamed
mohamed
13 June 2010

HUNT CLUB-GENERAL DISCUSSION/INFO UPDATE CENTRE

HUNT CLUB-GENERAL DISCUSSION/INFO UPDATE CENTRE
VIC

Hi future hunt club neighbors. i have noticed that there are quiet a few people here building in the hunt club estate cranbourne and i was thinking this would be the…

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mohamed
Jun 13, 2010 1:16 pm
Marclau
Marclau
13 June 2010

WildFire Management Overlay - Possible Class Action

WildFire Management Overlay - Possible Class Action
VIC

Seeking all people who have been affected by this redicoulus new action by the governments and councils... See my link here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34773 Apologies by this…

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Marclau
Jun 13, 2010 1:20 pm
Marclau
camyperth
camyperth
13 June 2010

Booque's Build 2010

Booque's Build 2010
1, 2

Looks fantastic :z: :z: WELL DONE :: :: ::

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camyperth
Jun 13, 2010 1:27 pm
Aussie_Chik
Aussie_Chik
13 June 2010

floor tile costs

floor tile costs

Thanks everyone I will recalculate costs and see which come sout better.

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Aussie_Chik
Jun 13, 2010 3:53 pm
nemisis
nemisis
13 June 2010

How to deal with wrong bricks work issue?

How to deal with wrong bricks work issue?

It's quite simple, what bricks did you choose and what bricks did the Builder deliver.

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nemisis
Jun 13, 2010 7:29 pm
jessie87
jessie87
13 June 2010

Feather White from Wattyl

Feather White from Wattyl

Thanks :) we went down and we chose double strength! I just saw a pic where it was more yellow but I think they may have got the wrong colour name.... its definitely more…

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jessie87
Jun 14, 2010 12:59 am
n&n02
n&n02
14 June 2010

Wilsonart Pearl Bisque cabinets ordered-Panelart received?

Wilsonart Pearl Bisque cabinets ordered-Panelart received?

Thanks Dee and themax :) (tm - don't worry even I'm thoroughly confused at the two companies, thanks for replying :) )

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n&n02
Jun 14, 2010 9:41 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
14 June 2010

Whittlesea Council - Building Envelope - Retaining walls

Whittlesea Council - Building Envelope - Retaining walls
VIC

When I went in to the council to ask about permits for the shed, outdoor area and retaining wall in the back corner around our easement they told me that if the retaining…

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CiNnY
Jun 14, 2010 12:28 pm
angieg
angieg
14 June 2010

Burbank Home - How long to build?

Burbank Home - How long to build?
VIC

Thanks... I will just keep waiting.

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angieg
Jun 14, 2010 2:34 pm
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Bam
Jun 14, 2010 4:33 pm
Bam
GlenroyBuild
GlenroyBuild
14 June 2010

Large builders using non brick-veneer?

Large builders using non brick-veneer?
VIC

Hi I am planning a demolish/build in Glenroy Melbourne. I am really keen on aerated brick or other ICF type building materials. Can anyone recommend if there are any big…

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GlenroyBuild
Jun 14, 2010 7:01 pm

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