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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 March 2010

distance of water tank from house

distance of water tank from house

If your area gets 1000mm( 1mtr ) of rain you will collect 350,000 ltrs PA. We here have about 1.3mtrs of rain and are yet to buy in water for drinking. If you are unsure…

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onc_artisan
Mar 21, 2010 10:58 pm
onc_artisan
wjk0104
wjk0104
22 March 2010

Drafting Services Costs

Drafting Services Costs
VIC

Thanks Lou, can you send me a private message with the contact details so I can get in touch with whoever you used. Cheers Wendy

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wjk0104
Mar 22, 2010 6:14 am
building1
building1
22 March 2010

Wide frontage designs

Wide frontage designs

Thanks so much Kaytee, that is pretty close to what i've had pictured in my head :) , would be wanting to swap the alfresco and the rumpus though, at least I have a vague…

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building1
Mar 22, 2010 8:37 am
Lex
Lex
22 March 2010

Re : Termguard Yearly Inspection, Is It Necessary?

Re : Termguard Yearly Inspection, Is It Necessary?
VIC

Thanks, kek. By mechanical, I meant a system that is not based on and reliant on chemicals. Examples are the various mesh- or gravel-type of systems, which are designed to…

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Lex
Mar 22, 2010 8:41 am
Lex
elab
elab
22 March 2010

Burbank Ascent 2500

Burbank Ascent 2500
VIC

Yes already been to the edge, was a fantastic day! Long though.... Hi p1peth, We have put our deposit down for the Ascent…

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elab
Mar 22, 2010 10:09 am
Richo
Richo
22 March 2010

Any idea how long from title registration to Site start?

Any idea how long from title registration to Site start?

From what my builder has told me, it will depend on a lot of different variables. Final drawings, submission to design approval panel, building permits, where you fit in…

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Richo
Mar 22, 2010 10:46 am
Richo
kid81
kid81
22 March 2010

Site Costs

Site Costs

The victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) would be your best starting point. 03 9628 9999 Failing that, You can talk to the Building Commission however they…

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kid81
Mar 22, 2010 11:10 am
larajane
larajane
22 March 2010

What happens if we delay construction in an Estate?

What happens if we delay construction in an Estate?

I haven't be able to locate anything helpful in our contract yet, I am still looking through it at the moment. Our settlement was last year, so we have already paid for…

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larajane
Mar 22, 2010 11:16 am
larajane
sara.alag
sara.alag
22 March 2010

Prelim Contract questions

Prelim Contract questions
WA

Hi all We are considering building the OASIS with Celebration and doing our prelim building contract meeting today with the SC..the land is still not 100% in our bucket…

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sara.alag
Mar 22, 2010 1:48 pm
bek7708
bek7708
22 March 2010

HENLEY : Building my first Home " Regatta Q1"

HENLEY : Building my first Home " Regatta Q1"
VIC
1, 2

bek7708, Once you pay the initial $850 deposit and your land is available for soil testing let them know they will get it tested prior to…

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bek7708
Mar 22, 2010 2:49 pm
bek7708
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sharky55_shan
Mar 22, 2010 4:16 pm
sharky55_shan
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
22 March 2010

Concrette nails or dyna bolts ??????

Concrette nails or dyna bolts ??????

I'd prefer a dynabolt over a nail any day. M12 x whatever is fine.

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Nathan SteelFab
Mar 22, 2010 4:52 pm
Nathan SteelFab
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
22 March 2010

Contract question

Contract question

$1 is acceptable to the HIA, provided there is mutual agreement between…

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jimmalenko
Mar 22, 2010 9:27 pm
Akiva
Akiva
22 March 2010

Help with Monterey Q2 plan!!!

Help with Monterey Q2 plan!!!
VIC
1, 2

Hi, We are building the Q3 version and we decided to shift the laundry with the TV area option for a better layout... Henley does have an option to swap the rooms for…

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Akiva
Mar 22, 2010 10:25 pm
ani
ani
23 March 2010

Leaking roof - help please!

Leaking roof - help please!
WA

oh no blue! I hope its stopped enough for a clean up. I don't know what the process is in this situation, but the above post sounds promising! Good luck and let us…

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ani
Mar 23, 2010 5:04 am
ani
Yellow
Yellow
23 March 2010

PD Platinum Promotion what is your opinion

PD Platinum Promotion what is your opinion
VIC

Hi a) Has anyone used the current PD Platinum promotion? b) Has anyone come across any problems? Thanks Yellow

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Yellow
Mar 23, 2010 7:07 am
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tempura
Mar 23, 2010 11:06 am
tempura
mark299
mark299
23 March 2010

Floor tile question

Floor tile question

thanks somewoman. I always, seem to be learning a lot, after reading your posts. I never even thought of selecting colors etc.. in proper way to reduce energy bills, until…

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mark299
Mar 23, 2010 12:27 pm
Chuq
Chuq
23 March 2010

How to find out what houses are being built next to you???

How to find out what houses are being built next to you???

Hobart City Council has a list of development applications on their website. All documents relating to the application are available for down as PDFs. They even have an…

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Chuq
Mar 23, 2010 12:33 pm
Chuq
Lee75
Lee75
23 March 2010

House plan changes/drawing amendments - how long?

House plan changes/drawing amendments - how long?

We have paid a deposit in January. The changes were minor, moving breakfast bar 10cm etc. It has been over two weeks now - just frustrating so much waiting. I know 2…

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Lee75
Mar 23, 2010 12:40 pm
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
23 March 2010

Are Mirvac any good?

Are Mirvac any good?

They are going build some houses on old quarry ::: on S t u d R o a d

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pinkdiamond
Mar 23, 2010 1:10 pm
pinkdiamond
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Linor501
Mar 23, 2010 2:27 pm
Linor501

Hi Kirsty, Not building there but have you had a look on the…

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shonzilla
Mar 23, 2010 4:50 pm
shonzilla
mark299
mark299
23 March 2010

prestart on a saturday

prestart on a saturday

Usually its a Monday - Friday thing because the pre-start person or CSO (client services officer) only works those hours. Can take between 1.5…

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mark299
Mar 23, 2010 4:58 pm
244sfc
244sfc
23 March 2010

Is the sequence of my home being built back to front?

Is the sequence of my home being built back to front?

glitch firstly dont worry about looking like an idiot with your builder, ask the questions especially re storm damage. if you don't know something you wont learn if you…

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244sfc
Mar 23, 2010 5:26 pm
244sfc
OMG
OMG
23 March 2010

Soffit - what is it & what colour?

Soffit - what is it & what colour?

Thats an awesome pic - makes it so clear thanks! Now it does look like this will be Hog Bristle insted of white - oh well I guess you dont look up too often & after…

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OMG
Mar 23, 2010 6:25 pm
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
23 March 2010

Slab Quality Questionable

Slab Quality Questionable

I would have expected a more careful job by contractors employed by Ross North :?

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Vundaful!
Mar 23, 2010 7:52 pm
Vundaful!
jenni9546
jenni9546
23 March 2010

Building a Henley Essence home...anyone else???

Building a Henley Essence home...anyone else???
VIC

Hi, We are building a Henley Essence Vero VK1. I was just wondering if anyone else has built one of these? We are a little nervous building an…

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jenni9546
Mar 23, 2010 7:53 pm
Whatsnew
Whatsnew
23 March 2010

Rock Excavaton Charge

Rock Excavaton Charge

Hi Em and Jim, Congratulations on the final stage :: , are you allowed to inspect the house yourselves or are you there with the SS on site? Do you have private inspector…

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Whatsnew
Mar 23, 2010 8:08 pm
bigred
bigred
23 March 2010

**Site Start** James and Georgie's **PD Stanford 24**

**Site Start** James and Georgie's **PD Stanford 24**
VIC
1, 2

We just heard back from Marco today that end of April is still the scheduled date for finishing up the land development and having the…

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bigred
Mar 23, 2010 8:19 pm
bigred
Helyn
Helyn
23 March 2010

cost breakdown of standard inclusions?

cost breakdown of standard inclusions?

No, ours didnt either - and here's the bad news for you - even if you take something out of the list they wont credit you its full value anyway :roll:

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Helyn
Mar 23, 2010 8:39 pm
Helyn
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yogiyogs
Mar 23, 2010 11:08 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
24 March 2010

Getting a resurvey before fences

Getting a resurvey before fences

I think definitely do it. We had an issue at our last house, somehow the fence was in the wrong spot. The fencer reckons he put them where the boundary pegs were, I dont…

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Ms Builder
Mar 24, 2010 10:52 am
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
24 March 2010

FHOG Payment

FHOG Payment

Felistopher, yes indeed I had the interest incurred on $32k between 2nd and 3rd progress payment refunded back to my streamline account. My FHOG was used to pay for the…

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rocketleaves
Mar 24, 2010 12:57 pm
Linor501
Linor501
24 March 2010

Is there any blog just for The Ponds?

Is there any blog just for The Ponds?
NSW

thanks tempura and andy_min... will 've my heads up.. :-)

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Linor501
Mar 24, 2010 2:04 pm
Linor501
acrebuild
acrebuild
24 March 2010

Who is building with beechwood

Who is building with beechwood
NSW

So no one is building with beechwood or would like to share there experiences?

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acrebuild
Mar 24, 2010 2:38 pm
Candylea
Candylea
24 March 2010

keystart loans

keystart loans

I think if you want to get a cheque, you will need to request it from Keystart, otherwise they will just pay the builder within the days they have to pay. You do have to…

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Candylea
Mar 24, 2010 3:06 pm
Candylea
BRWARREN1
BRWARREN1
24 March 2010

Recommend a builder for a heritage area

Recommend a builder for a heritage area
VIC

I know Kleinert Homes and can highly recommend them Their custom designing and construction is excellent I know many people who have successfully built with them and…

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BRWARREN1
Mar 24, 2010 3:31 pm
jaelee
jaelee
24 March 2010

Can the builder refuse building inspector at PCI?

Can the builder refuse building inspector at PCI?

Thank you everyone for your responses. I have just had a reply back from our builder when we questioned what part of the contract states we can't take our building…

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jaelee
Mar 24, 2010 3:31 pm
jaelee
jaelee
24 March 2010

Render Colour - Help Please

Render Colour - Help Please
VIC

What about DUNE render? Quite a few people have done this and it's a lovely render colour and beauty is goes with most of the other colourbond colours.

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jaelee
Mar 24, 2010 3:51 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
24 March 2010

Should we get a building inspector?

Should we get a building inspector?

Yeah. I'm not getting an inspector either. I'll continue to go by my arrogance and pretend I know more about building a house than the…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 24, 2010 8:00 pm
ebyelyakov
kexkez
kexkez
24 March 2010

Clotheslines

Clotheslines

we bought a retractable clothes line for the garage. works fine. not hills brand.

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kexkez
Mar 24, 2010 8:19 pm
kexkez
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somewoman
Mar 24, 2010 8:25 pm
somewoman
kyiee81
kyiee81
25 March 2010

House plans to suit acerage

House plans to suit acerage

we have a "biolytix" HSTP and it is fantastic - it is worm based and you can even put kitchen scraps down the sink. it is sub-surface irrigation so no yuck smells (our…

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kyiee81
Mar 25, 2010 7:02 am
kyiee81
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
25 March 2010

Good Suburbs in Sydney

Good Suburbs in Sydney
NSW
1, 2

express train is about 40 min though I think there may be a slightly faster one - check the cityrail timetable at www.cityrail.info

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stonecutter1309
Mar 25, 2010 7:10 am
stonecutter1309
mqtutor
mqtutor
25 March 2010

Alamanda Vs Featherbrook

Alamanda Vs Featherbrook
1, 2

That's my point. But Will they enforce us to…

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mqtutor
Mar 25, 2010 10:06 am
Cooper32
Cooper32
25 March 2010

You opinion please - garage side wall & fencing question

You opinion please - garage side wall & fencing question

+1, I too would go with putting up a fence along side the garage wall, 30cm is 30cm, your land!!! Let the neighbours decorate their side of the fence if they want to but i…

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Cooper32
Mar 25, 2010 11:06 am
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
25 March 2010

Excavation before plan submission to council.

Excavation before plan submission to council.

You probably need to check whether any overlays apply to your block, as if you have the kind of landscape overlay that we have (SLO) then if you do anything to the land…

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upsydaisy
Mar 25, 2010 1:22 pm
upsydaisy


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