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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 4:47 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 6:36 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 2:41 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 4:28 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 10:23 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 12:14 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 2:49 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 11:26 am
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 1:01 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 1:51 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 2:01 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 3:14 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 4:16 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 7:49 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 8:16 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 11:08 am
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Belial
Jun 11, 2010 12:45 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 1:52 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 7:32 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 7:15 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 12:16 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 12:20 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 12:27 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 2:53 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 6:29 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 13, 2010 11:59 pm
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 11:28 am
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 1:34 pm
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Bam
Jun 14, 2010 3:33 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 6:01 pm
Infidel
Infidel
14 June 2010

Building a house-Price Negotiation

Building a house-Price Negotiation
WA

Hi Guys I am considering building a 2 storey, 4 bed , 2 bath, with APG homes. I have read the reviews about them and the quality of their work. Guess I wanted to know 2…

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Infidel
Jun 14, 2010 7:05 pm
bindala
bindala
14 June 2010

Carlisle homes - Smart wiring

Carlisle homes - Smart wiring

Hi ibfragalot99, Juts a query about FTTH connection. I wasn't known about this FTTH connection when we signed our…

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bindala
Jun 14, 2010 8:42 pm
upgraders
upgraders
14 June 2010

M3tr1c0n*** skirts/arcs/doors first or cabinetry??

M3tr1c0n*** skirts/arcs/doors first or cabinetry??

Bricking at our place has been going on for about 1 month. I don't know how M3tr1c0n can get their ordering wrong. Our roof tiles were short, they had to order another 2…

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upgraders
Jun 14, 2010 10:10 pm
Booque
Booque
14 June 2010

Adam's first house, Belvedere Hills - Wanneroo WA

Adam's first house, Belvedere Hills - Wanneroo WA
WA

Wow, that was super fast to lock-up stage. Now we have to try to take photos without the glare of the windows.

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Booque
Jun 14, 2010 11:15 pm
Booque
elastic
elastic
15 June 2010

FHOG Extentsion...How to write the letter and show proof

FHOG Extentsion...How to write the letter and show proof

Refer to your UIN number in bold writing at the start of the letter. State that you signed the contract knowing that it was reasonably foreseeable that you would have…

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elastic
Jun 15, 2010 9:17 am
Howie
Howie
15 June 2010

How Long - Double Storey?

How Long - Double Storey?

Slab down Jan 28th for us.. expected handover 1st week of August. So roughly just over 6 months.

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Howie
Jun 15, 2010 9:55 am
Howie
rod&jenn
rod&jenn
15 June 2010

Smart wiring or FTTH package via Burbank Homes ..

Smart wiring or FTTH package via Burbank Homes ..
VIC

Sorry about that i'm new here all i did was tried to help by passing the info to this person as i found your info in another thread no bad intentions and yes my brother…

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rod&jenn
Jun 15, 2010 10:06 am
rod&jenn
prasanna_gg
prasanna_gg
15 June 2010

Westbury 26 (Carlisle) colour selection and upgrade ideas

Westbury 26 (Carlisle) colour selection and upgrade ideas
VIC

Hi all, This forum has been of great help to make some of my early decisions. Tons of useful information here! I have decided to build a Westbury 26 (Carlisle Homes) in…

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prasanna_gg
Jun 15, 2010 12:30 pm
Yellow
Yellow
15 June 2010

Second soil test after demolition

Second soil test after demolition

Hi Yellow, we are hanging out for the completion of the demo ~ they have started taking our old house down last week ~ as then we will have…

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Yellow
Jun 15, 2010 1:22 pm
mb@147a
mb@147a
15 June 2010

Need advise on my floor plans .... Pleeeeeeaaase!!!

Need advise on my floor plans .... Pleeeeeeaaase!!!

I think the proportions of your house are lovely. I'd definitely keep the upstairs living. As your daughter grows an additional living space will be more valuable than a…

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mb@147a
Jun 15, 2010 1:40 pm
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Oceanus2
Jun 15, 2010 2:36 pm
Tinks
Tinks
15 June 2010

How do you stop yourself from visiting daily?

How do you stop yourself from visiting daily?
1, 2

I say the don't stop visiting. I live on the property where my house is getting built and I'm glad that I do as the builder has had to be stopped because of all the…

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Tinks
Jun 15, 2010 2:37 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
15 June 2010

Got my soil test report

Got my soil test report
VIC

Hi S&M, not quite sure where Truganina is but I also need a P class slab and the price in SE Melbourne was very similar to yours. SK

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Eskay40
Jun 15, 2010 5:30 pm
Eskay40
nemisis
nemisis
15 June 2010

Lockup Stage - Inspection???

Lockup Stage - Inspection???

interesting topic, I thought alot more responses would've come through.

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nemisis
Jun 15, 2010 6:17 pm
InPakenham
InPakenham
15 June 2010

High quote for upgrade to double garage

High quote for upgrade to double garage
VIC

No sure how much wider the double is over a single but my builder charges $2K extra per meter.

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InPakenham
Jun 15, 2010 6:19 pm
laurend
laurend
15 June 2010

Laurens Happy Dance! 2 sleeps to PCI!!!!

Laurens Happy Dance! 2 sleeps to PCI!!!!

PCI went really well. We used Darren from Darbecca as our inspector and he was like a machine! but picked out some stuff we would never have noticed. Our builder has…

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laurend
Jun 15, 2010 6:46 pm
laurend


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