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housemouse
housemouse
17 March 2010

Site Cost around Mount Waverley

Site Cost around Mount Waverley

Hi Yellow I don't know about Mt Waverley in particular, but I do know that most volume builders hate sloping blocks and will charge you big $$ if your block has any sort…

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housemouse
Mar 17, 2010 2:27 pm
nelly 123
nelly 123
17 March 2010

Building at Alkimos WA...

Building at Alkimos WA...
WA

hi my partner and i purchased a block in shorehaven central,we're building with celebrations. i was just wondering if any of you have any idea when roads are going in?…

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nelly 123
Mar 17, 2010 4:38 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
17 March 2010

Metr!con - Site Costs

Metr!con - Site Costs

Hi all. - is the slab price not included in the base house price? - is it normal for the site cost to be ~$40K? - is it true that site cost for…

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virgin-builder
Mar 17, 2010 9:18 pm
virgin-builder
fruitty
fruitty
18 March 2010

how to get neighbour sign up!

how to get neighbour sign up!

Try talking to them (it didn't work for me!) then if they won't / don't want to sign it then just submit it to council and they will asses and if not breaking any council…

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fruitty
Mar 17, 2010 11:13 pm
fruitty
fruitty
fruitty
18 March 2010

Independent (Final) Inspector

Independent (Final) Inspector

I would get your own inspector just to be sure (just read my thread!). The solicitor won't know much other than the obvious! It's only a couple hundred bucks for peace of…

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fruitty
Mar 17, 2010 11:18 pm
fruitty
lachjor
lachjor
18 March 2010

Building 2 units, Duplex or not?

Building 2 units, Duplex or not?

I have lived in a duplex before, it was a very old house. Built before rules and regulations were put in place I guess as the walls were paper thin! The neighbours had…

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lachjor
Mar 18, 2010 12:42 am
lachjor
kiwi
kiwi
18 March 2010

Max and Oscar's new house

Max and Oscar's new house
VIC

it was actually a 7 bedroom home!! I KNOW! the rooms were 3 x 3 most of them... ensuite had the bath and shower..others had a shower here is the link

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kiwi
Mar 18, 2010 5:22 am
kiwi
SherWin
SherWin
18 March 2010

3 Month Maintenance

3 Month Maintenance
1, 2

Hi bunky Just wondering how your follow-up 3M Maintenance meeting went ...... any news?

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SherWin
Mar 18, 2010 8:49 am
MissyMc7
MissyMc7
18 March 2010

Alabaster Grout!

Alabaster Grout!

We are having it on our walls and travertine grout on the floor. My mum has it on walls and floor which the consultant was not happy about as it is very light, but if you…

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MissyMc7
Mar 18, 2010 11:08 am
donuts
donuts
18 March 2010

Weird PCI???

Weird PCI???

well, hopefully they've postponed it till these things HAVE been completed, then it won't be a problem? :)

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donuts
Mar 18, 2010 12:29 pm
donuts
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
18 March 2010

Cost of putting a side door (timber) between house and fence

Cost of putting a side door (timber) between house and fence

I am quoted $350 (labour & materials) for a side door between house and boundary fence (~1 metre distance). Is this price a norm?

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rocketleaves
Mar 18, 2010 1:34 pm
mark299
mark299
18 March 2010

anyone have redink homes pricelist

anyone have redink homes pricelist
WA

if anyone has the completed pricelist for redink homes for their design, can you please post to me? I have left few messages for their sales person, and have received no…

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mark299
Mar 18, 2010 2:13 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
18 March 2010

Anyone submitted plans to Newcastle City Council lately??

Anyone submitted plans to Newcastle City Council lately??

Hi Nic, Why not give the council a call & ask what their turn around time is & get a direct answer from them? This might just bring your file up to the top of the pile &…

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Cooper32
Mar 18, 2010 3:29 pm
avish
avish
18 March 2010

Driveway Concretor in Craigieburn

Driveway Concretor in Craigieburn
VIC

Need to start work on a driveway soon as getting closer to handover. Anybody know of any good driveway concretor ? House is at Craigieburn Highlands in Melbourne's…

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avish
Mar 18, 2010 4:06 pm
Annietom
Annietom
18 March 2010

Just About to Start

Just About to Start

good to hear you are moving along - good luck with it all from here!!

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Annietom
Mar 18, 2010 9:55 pm
Annietom
Cooper32
Cooper32
18 March 2010

Havit 18W GU10 CFL downlights

Havit 18W GU10 CFL downlights

Hi naymiles, We were advised from a lighting company that 2 - 2.5m distance between downlights is ideal for a 31c ceiling (not sure how many feet that is!!). I'm sure if…

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Cooper32
Mar 18, 2010 10:12 pm
undertaker
undertaker
19 March 2010

Macdonald jones homes

Macdonald jones homes
NSW

Hi All I was wondering if anyone else was posting rplies about macdonald jones homes MJH and their experiences on the south coast. I look forward to replys

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undertaker
Mar 19, 2010 1:36 am
undertaker
undertaker
undertaker
19 March 2010

anyone building the Somerset Grange from Macdonald Jones

anyone building the Somerset Grange from Macdonald Jones
NSW
1, 2

Hi All I was wondering if anyone else was posting replies about macdonald jones homes MJH and their experiences on the south coast. I look forward to replys

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undertaker
Mar 19, 2010 1:37 am
undertaker
Guest
Guest
19 March 2010

Builder overcharging concrete slab

Builder overcharging concrete slab

can i ask for starters how many extra cubic meters have they charge you and what was the price of the concrete. Also did they build your a waffle slab or another type??

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Guest
Mar 19, 2010 9:00 am
willcres
willcres
19 March 2010

How long did it take for your land to be registered?

How long did it take for your land to be registered?

That's a great point Fernyhouse. We're going out to Homeworld tomorrow to look at a few homes, we like the EB Entertainer 37 but have read about…

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willcres
Mar 19, 2010 9:50 am
willcres
kyton
kyton
19 March 2010

Valley Homes - Newcastle

Valley Homes - Newcastle
NSW

Haha - funny that you ask SuH and myself - both our builders went @rse-up and bankrupt!! SuH's went first then mine went at the end of last year. GJ Gardiner is owned by…

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kyton
Mar 19, 2010 3:02 pm
kyton
oztish
oztish
19 March 2010

LOOKING FOR A BUILDER - Melbourne Northern Suburbs

LOOKING FOR A BUILDER - Melbourne Northern Suburbs
VIC

Never heard of them, sorry. We built with Meletis Homes. They're in Sunshine. They build lovely homes, but they take AGES to do so.

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oztish
Mar 19, 2010 3:08 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
19 March 2010

Review - Bertram

Review - Bertram
WA

I lived in Parmelia (part of kwinana) for the first 18 years of my life and I can tell you my life there was very very colourful :) I can only tell you that we moved due to…

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rhi3384
Mar 19, 2010 6:40 pm
zeke
zeke
19 March 2010

Is it safe to have a meter box on a bedroom external wall?

Is it safe to have a meter box on a bedroom external wall?
1, 2

Agree - while not wanting to go absolutely overboard, if the opportunity to move it was available I would move it. Having said that, there is…

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zeke
Mar 19, 2010 7:08 pm
zeke
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
19 March 2010

TV Point question

TV Point question

Sometimes the gods are with us - even in technical matters!

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Fiffaro
Mar 19, 2010 7:38 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
19 March 2010

info on Williams Landing

info on Williams Landing
VIC

In the 'Contract of sale' 15…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Mar 19, 2010 9:56 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Mrs B
Mrs B
20 March 2010

Bathroom tiles - should I tile to the ceiling?

Bathroom tiles - should I tile to the ceiling?

We have gone with floor to ceiling. It looks awesome I don't think it is so much about resale value. It's like a dishwasher. It doesn't…

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Mrs B
Mar 20, 2010 7:14 am
Mrs B
Fred
Fred
20 March 2010

Loose Noggins

Loose Noggins

I hope they can fix that for you. If you don't notice those mistakes, they actually don't do anything about it... :n: I wasn't going to book an independent inspector for…

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Fred
Mar 20, 2010 10:21 am
Fred
miffers
miffers
20 March 2010

Truganina

Truganina
VIC

Hey Niki, Already have land and have nearly finished building. I bought in the first stage of Marquands Corner.

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miffers
Mar 20, 2010 2:41 pm
miffers
sleven
sleven
20 March 2010

Boral bricks Espresso v Domino

Boral bricks Espresso v Domino

Yes I do believe everything happens for a reason!!!

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sleven
Mar 20, 2010 5:03 pm
sleven
borepig
borepig
20 March 2010

Gutter leaking water and stormwater is not coming down

Gutter leaking water and stormwater is not coming down

I think I should reply to let everyone know the results and say thank you. They fixed the leak, as well as the ridge cap and will look into the stormwater pipe. You guys…

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borepig
Mar 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Mia's Folly
Mia's Folly
20 March 2010

Waffle Pod

Waffle Pod

Like ONC, I'm neither an engineer nor expert on slabs and if anyone who is reading this has been following our thread, I really don't have any great confidence in…

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Mia's Folly
Mar 20, 2010 8:28 pm
Mia's Folly
Chedasha
Chedasha
21 March 2010

Ultimate Homes in Perth - Handover done.

Ultimate Homes in Perth - Handover done.
WA
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Love your house. It is all looking so good. Love the patio additions. We will be looking at doing a bit of that as well.

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Chedasha
Mar 20, 2010 11:33 pm
msbyrne
msbyrne
21 March 2010

$200 000 to build?

$200 000 to build?
1, 2

::lol:: yes a very boring basic house ::surprise:: so have increased our budget to $300 000 have seen and spoken to a few different builders we should be able to build something half decent

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msbyrne
Mar 20, 2010 11:53 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
21 March 2010

Photos Update 18/03

Photos Update 18/03
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey Brigette, can you post a pic of them when they are planted? That's a good price & I think it's a good idea sticking with something that grows well in the area. Loretta :)

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JohnnyD
Mar 21, 2010 10:41 am
JohnnyD
room4acubby
room4acubby
21 March 2010

site cost and building with stumps

site cost and building with stumps

330m2 single story house on M class soil.

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room4acubby
Mar 21, 2010 11:47 am
room4acubby
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
21 March 2010

Quote for garages, crazy difference in prices

Quote for garages, crazy difference in prices

Oh yes, and check the height. 25 course is suitable for a sedan/hatchback car (and is obviously cheaper), but you'll need 28 course for a large car like a 4WD, or if you…

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Vundaful!
Mar 21, 2010 12:21 pm
Vundaful!
EmoH
EmoH
21 March 2010

Tiles scratched after layed - is there a fix or replace?

Tiles scratched after layed - is there a fix or replace?

Ahh thanks for the info. So sounds like clumsy shower installers or workboots with sand scuff them? I hope you are right that it will buff off. I am not very happy about…

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EmoH
Mar 21, 2010 3:56 pm
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kiwi
Mar 21, 2010 5:51 pm
kiwi
kek
kek
21 March 2010

Post Contract Variations - and now Building Variations ?

Post Contract Variations - and now Building Variations ?

We had a few building variations, but they were due to things like a tile being discontinued (and we were asked to choose a new one)... I like Casa2's suggested response :lol:

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kek
Mar 21, 2010 6:38 pm
kek
kevine123
kevine123
21 March 2010

Boral Digger Gold Double Brick - Metricon Grandview 33 -

Boral Digger Gold Double Brick - Metricon Grandview 33 -

Hi everyone, We have just signed on to build the Metricon Grandview 33. We are having trouble visualising the brick that we think we like.... we may yet just go for a…

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kevine123
Mar 21, 2010 6:44 pm
themax
themax
21 March 2010

Wrong colour roof tiles installed...what should i do?

Wrong colour roof tiles installed...what should i do?

Yes, you are righht, first, before anything else, you need to decide whether you want he incorrect tiles or not.

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themax
Mar 21, 2010 7:01 pm
themax
dreamz
dreamz
21 March 2010

The Ponds featured last night in ACA

The Ponds featured last night in ACA
NSW

Well explained... We had let go of our lot in alba1 and have secured a lot cleann with no easements or manholes... Since then we have been exploring the area every weekend…

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dreamz
Mar 21, 2010 7:41 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 March 2010

HELP !!!! Does this look right???

HELP !!!! Does this look right???

magged is Mag floated (magnesium float opposed to steel) Correct that looks crapola... The internal corner shouldn't be a problem as there is a 50 mm gap(void) between…

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onc_artisan
Mar 21, 2010 8:07 pm
onc_artisan
kotajerapi
kotajerapi
21 March 2010

Building Santorini 29 with Metricon at Craigieburn

Building Santorini 29 with Metricon at Craigieburn

hi rohit, we have just signed to build the santorini too, however we have not been given a start date. just wondering how long your building has taken and if you…

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kotajerapi
Mar 21, 2010 9:26 pm
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


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