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lachjor
lachjor
28 April 2010

How long did your final stage take to complete?

How long did your final stage take to complete?

Our lease expires mid-May, we reached lock-up early March and we knew then we wouldn't be in by May, so we asked to go on a periodic lease (need to give 21 days notice in…

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lachjor
Apr 28, 2010 5:11 pm
lachjor
lachjor
lachjor
28 April 2010

lachjor's thread! - Boundary pegs?

lachjor's thread! - Boundary pegs?
1, 2, 3, 4

Ahh, really?? What do they expect you to do? Camp out there to keep an eye on them?? ;o We were never told anything like that, I just assumed they were precious,…

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lachjor
Apr 28, 2010 5:19 pm
lachjor
Trish
Trish
28 April 2010

Best Ducted Vacuum Unit???

Best Ducted Vacuum Unit???
1, 2

Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you - but I only work part-time! We don't…

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Trish
Apr 28, 2010 7:38 pm
Trish
XT4V
XT4V
28 April 2010

"boral - brown earth" bricks - urgent help needed..

"boral - brown earth" bricks - urgent help needed..
VIC

hi all need some urgent help... we've been told by our builder the bricks we chose are no longer available and we need to choose another brick ASAP... we like brown earth…

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XT4V
Apr 28, 2010 7:55 pm
klscomps
klscomps
28 April 2010

When did you get your power connected?

When did you get your power connected?

Mine was connected right from the start. The builder had it transferred into my name on handover day.

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klscomps
Apr 28, 2010 10:01 pm
kexkez
kexkez
28 April 2010

We've just decided to have a new home built in Perth

We've just decided to have a new home built in Perth
WA
1, 2

If you go to the JWH website, you will find a brief write up on each of their companies. CeilingForce was set up to assist the individual…

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kexkez
Apr 28, 2010 10:49 pm
kexkez
Juan of Mernda
Juan of Mernda
28 April 2010

Site cost, sloping blocks in Woodland waters

Site cost, sloping blocks in Woodland waters

Thanks for that input Lou. Will definitely take that into consideration. I only got a maximum of 1.8 meter fall on both sides and enough building area if them builders…

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Juan of Mernda
Apr 28, 2010 11:20 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
29 April 2010

6 Star energy rating - additional costs??

6 Star energy rating - additional costs??
VIC

It might even be something liek the orientation of the house on your block, with the angle the sun would come into any windows in conjunction with the new internal doors...

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joannapaulp
Apr 29, 2010 9:59 am
Kaytee
Kaytee
29 April 2010

DFH - House is coming along finally!

DFH - House is coming along finally!

You need to use "photobucket" ot "imageshack" to upload. I have used both and found Photobucket easier to use. It is free. Looking forward to seeing your…

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Kaytee
Apr 29, 2010 11:44 am
Kaytee
Rex
Rex
29 April 2010

Custom build in Perth. Any help??

Custom build in Perth. Any help??
WA

To share the experience my sister and her husband are having, they are building a custom small-block house with Collier (PM for details). They are very angry at the…

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Rex
Apr 29, 2010 11:46 am
pik
pik
29 April 2010

Issues with the Mortar color for our new home

Issues with the Mortar color for our new home

@RoadkillNZ, We had a walkthru with our SS and it took us over an hour to convince him that there is an issue not only with the mortatr color but the gaps between the…

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pik
Apr 29, 2010 12:34 pm
Echo
Echo
29 April 2010

Land Tax rebate in SA

Land Tax rebate in SA
SA

Dunno about SA but i split a block in two in WA and got hit land tax on both after I had titles for 1 year. When I informed them I was planning to reside in a house I was…

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Echo
Apr 29, 2010 12:52 pm
Echo
sootymay12
sootymay12
29 April 2010

Dennis Family Homes -delays? also bushfire attack level

Dennis Family Homes -delays? also bushfire attack level
1, 2

Hi Bella have you had any further news with your start yet did they come do the cut and fill on the 27th I hope so let us know , we are still waiting we are now just…

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sootymay12
Apr 29, 2010 12:56 pm
sootymay12

I have just copied the "image code" from your photobucket page and went to the "post reply" on bottom of this entry and pasted the link. These pics may need resized as…

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Kaytee
Apr 29, 2010 1:10 pm
Kaytee
Hels
Hels
29 April 2010

Getting started with Porter Davis

Getting started with Porter Davis
VIC

If you click on my blog link (in my siggie) you will see our list of upgrades/extras in the right hand column. This will give you some ideas to start with as the sales…

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Hels
Apr 29, 2010 8:32 pm
Hels
Casa2
Casa2
29 April 2010

Which water pipe: Copper or PEX

Which water pipe: Copper or PEX

I hear that with PEX/plastic pipes it is possible to use a manifold system with no connectors between the manifold and the outlet. This wouldmena that there is no…

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Casa2
Apr 29, 2010 8:47 pm
Lex
Lex
29 April 2010

Which render - sand/cement or acrylic

Which render - sand/cement or acrylic

I would also worry about cracking. Pictures come to mind of seeing units (in apartment buildings) - more often than not there are some very obvious cracks. So, if you can…

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Lex
Apr 29, 2010 9:39 pm
Lex
makoby
makoby
29 April 2010

2 colours of colourbond, what colour downpipe???

2 colours of colourbond, what colour downpipe???

yeah I thought that but there is no facade that you can put downpipes on :(

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makoby
Apr 29, 2010 9:42 pm
kek
kek
29 April 2010

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

Brivis Network Controller Vs Programmable Controller

We have the networker running both our heating and evap cooling. I wanted it for two reasons: 1. So that we could set heating especially to switch on and off…

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kek
Apr 29, 2010 11:02 pm
kek
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 April 2010

Meeting with Tiler ... and bathrooms in general

Meeting with Tiler ... and bathrooms in general
NSW
1, 2

screed first then waterproofing then tile, then install vanities. Otherwise the vanity will sit low and accumulate crap and water in the…

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onc_artisan
Apr 29, 2010 11:33 pm
onc_artisan
Eskay40
Eskay40
29 April 2010

Anyone Challenged a council on Site Coverage size?

Anyone Challenged a council on Site Coverage size?
VIC

Site Coverage!! That's the phrase! Thanks Jec. What are you going to do?

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Eskay40
Apr 29, 2010 11:40 pm
Eskay40
Rudy
Rudy
30 April 2010

CFL down lights are not what they seem to be apparently...

CFL down lights are not what they seem to be apparently...
1, 2

completly agree. We had most globes replaced in SE Melbourne a couple of years ago as part of the federal…

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Rudy
Apr 30, 2010 1:07 am
Rudy
jessie87
jessie87
30 April 2010

Tax on Solar Panels

Tax on Solar Panels
VIC

Thats everyones opinion, my parents are self funded retirees, but I dont think the pension is enough but getting away from that. The reason why there was outrage about…

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jessie87
Apr 30, 2010 2:42 am
micks_k
micks_k
30 April 2010

Can anyone recommend a good builder for Sutherland Shire?

Can anyone recommend a good builder for Sutherland Shire?
NSW

I wish we had contacts like you so we could go down that architect route. You should post your draft design when you get it so we can have a look over it. Maybe start a…

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micks_k
Apr 30, 2010 1:25 pm
micks_k
s_b_o_s
s_b_o_s
30 April 2010

Small home designs

Small home designs

When I say 1 1/2 story I dont mean split level. Basically pitch the roof and gabled windows like having rooms in the attic. Regards

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s_b_o_s
Apr 30, 2010 4:56 pm
Aussie_Chik
Aussie_Chik
30 April 2010

Builder won't give display house option price list

Builder won't give display house option price list
NSW
1, 2

In fairness to M I just want to add that I did a complete walk through and got a preview tender done before i even purchased a block of land. I worked with them for around…

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Aussie_Chik
Apr 30, 2010 7:00 pm
dilla
dilla
30 April 2010

Glen Lodden Homes

Glen Lodden Homes
VIC

What plan are you looking at, Anne? They have quite a few that are gorgeous, and as far as I know they are happy to change them around to suit you. Don't forget we all…

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dilla
Apr 30, 2010 9:37 pm
dilla
Akiva
Akiva
30 April 2010

Has anyone built or is building Henley Monterey Q3???

Has anyone built or is building Henley Monterey Q3???
VIC

Spa NICE! We haven’t really thought about what we want to do with the backyard?? Well regarding the colour apt we went few times before the actual apt to work out what…

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Akiva
Apr 30, 2010 10:24 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
30 April 2010

Custom builder recommendations - Sorrento Victoria

Custom builder recommendations - Sorrento Victoria
VIC

MARK LEWS... i forgot about them... also do very niiiice houses.

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cenemelectrical
May 01, 2010 12:17 am
builda
builda
1 May 2010

Levels : House > Porch > Garage

Levels : House > Porch > Garage

Depending on the slope on your land I have seen plenty with garage and driveway higher than the house. One course of brickwork is 86mm so your 63mm is a bit under but…

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builda
May 01, 2010 1:58 am
builda
jessie87
jessie87
1 May 2010

Can you help me name my house

Can you help me name my house
NSW
1, 2

I love Serenity and kexkez suggestion Valley Views

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jessie87
May 01, 2010 2:14 am
issy jo
issy jo
1 May 2010

Curtain maker SA

Curtain maker SA
SA

Hi Jessie, I have just PM'd you her details. If anyone else wants her number just let me know. I have known her ever since I can remember and she is extremely good at what…

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issy jo
May 01, 2010 1:28 pm
issy jo

Building a House with DFH in Echuca

Building a House with DFH in Echuca
VIC

Hi Dr Shenai It certainly sounds like you've had a bumpy start. Please don't lose heart. Building a home is one the most emotional experiences your likely to go through.…

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The Little Misses
May 01, 2010 7:51 pm
The Little Misses
huntclubber
huntclubber
1 May 2010

Hunt Club Covenants

Hunt Club Covenants
VIC

Thank you for the info. Yes, you are correct about Smart wiring. We've got no choice but to go with Telstra which will cost us a fortune.

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huntclubber
May 01, 2010 7:58 pm
wondering
wondering
1 May 2010

Keeping track of costs

Keeping track of costs

Excel spreadsheet. I didn't use it for the inclusions/changes we made as our builder supplied us with updates all the time. I did create one before we went for colour…

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wondering
May 01, 2010 8:37 pm
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
1 May 2010

Water sun home builder in Victoria

Water sun home builder in Victoria
VIC

Hi, I am building through Watersun Homes. My Slab went down yesterday. Until my experience with them is wonderful. Where are you building? Have you sign the contract?…

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VijayGaba
May 01, 2010 9:19 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
1 May 2010

How much would an electrician cost? Per hour?

How much would an electrician cost? Per hour?

He'd probably do it for whatever the materials cost him (conduit, cabling, connectors etc), a case of beer and a barbie dinner, gotta love the beer economy

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joannapaulp
May 01, 2010 9:52 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 May 2010

garage door and louvre windows

garage door and louvre windows

Sorry, I have no idea other than having the same company finish both items. There…

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ECOECO
May 01, 2010 9:54 pm
ECOECO
Rowena
Rowena
1 May 2010

PD - how long did it take to start building?

PD - how long did it take to start building?
VIC

Don't get me started. :x Our land settled May 2009. We chose a builder July 2009. We still haven't started...maybe this month? :th: We have been paying the mortgage on the…

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Rowena
May 02, 2010 12:34 am
Rowena
Stormy
Stormy
2 May 2010

REDISHADES - ANY GOOD + AND -

REDISHADES - ANY GOOD + AND -

I've had the majority of Redi Shades on my windows for 7 months. I have ordered the plantations to replace them, but they could take another 8 weeks to be installed! I…

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Stormy
May 02, 2010 10:22 am
Stormy
grom40
grom40
2 May 2010

How long between excavation and slab?

How long between excavation and slab?

Hi Kridge, Welcome to the forums. My site was excavated on the 21st of April, pipes were done yesterday and I'm told the slab will be done by this coming Friday at the…

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grom40
May 02, 2010 8:06 pm
grom40
Deemaree
Deemaree
2 May 2010

Building in/near Warrnambool?

Building in/near Warrnambool?
VIC

It will feel like that for a while! Friends of ours are currently building with that Builder in the Grange Estate at the moment-once they started things have been moving…

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Deemaree
May 02, 2010 8:09 pm
Deemaree
buildingwest
buildingwest
2 May 2010

What to compare when looking at builders pricing...

What to compare when looking at builders pricing...

Hi, I have also been looking around at prices of builds and in the end I also decided to go with NB due to inclusions offered. What I did was to choose a few designs from…

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buildingwest
May 02, 2010 10:05 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
3 May 2010

Surveryors Pegs

Surveryors Pegs
1, 2

Cheers - thanks for the tip!

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Lunchtime
May 03, 2010 12:51 pm
somewoman
somewoman
3 May 2010

Seeking assistance with HIA contract South Australia

Seeking assistance with HIA contract South Australia
SA

Just in case anyone has missed this from my build thread, I'm seeking any insight that anyone can offer with regards to the HIA contract meaning of "Second Fix" In our…

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somewoman
May 03, 2010 1:38 pm
somewoman
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
3 May 2010

Garage Extension or Side Access?

Garage Extension or Side Access?

Go for the garage extension & put a rollerdoor to it. With 2m width extension you can easily use it as a 3rd parking spot. I would gladly pay $7k in return to getting a…

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rocketleaves
May 03, 2010 4:46 pm
Pipe
Pipe
3 May 2010

sizes of fridge and microwave spaces

sizes of fridge and microwave spaces

as well as required space beside them so you don't cook the motors and you can do that at anytime of day or…

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Pipe
May 03, 2010 5:54 pm
ibb09
ibb09
3 May 2010

Broker's agreement... can I cancel?

Broker's agreement... can I cancel?

Ed, thank you for your comments. My gut feeling is that I am not obliged in any way or manner to pay them anything. As for the plans they have drawn, I don't really want…

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ibb09
May 03, 2010 6:19 pm


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