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OneShow
OneShow
16 May 2010

Tiger Tails

Tiger Tails

Hi themax, What area did you build in? I am planning on fighting our current energy supplier and their monopoly - only one installer for a very large area of Sydney. He…

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OneShow
May 16, 2010 10:09 pm
Izzehz
Izzehz
17 May 2010

Our first home - Built by East West Homes/ Healy Homes

Our first home - Built by East West Homes/ Healy Homes
VIC

All thanks to the bank. They fast tracked the process for the final payment - what normally takes 2 days, they got done in half a day for us. For once the…

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Izzehz
May 17, 2010 8:02 am
Greenhaven
Greenhaven
17 May 2010

Hallmark Homes - East Brisbane

Hallmark Homes - East Brisbane
QLD

Thanks everyone. Northbound, we do love the Hallmark built homes. They are built really well, the design just works and they are great value. We basically are getting a…

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Greenhaven
May 17, 2010 8:53 am
Greenhaven
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michaelharvey1982
May 17, 2010 11:37 am
Carly
Carly
17 May 2010

Keysborough - Settlement

Keysborough - Settlement
VIC

Did anyone have any issues with their banks not coming up with the money within the 14 day requirement for settlement????? Stressed to the max at the moment! ::frown::

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Carly
May 17, 2010 8:39 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
17 May 2010

rural building company

rural building company

Hi msbyme,sorry to have hijacked your post :D

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kerry-ann
May 17, 2010 9:37 pm
kelyeah
kelyeah
17 May 2010

Fence payment legality / morality....??

Fence payment legality / morality....??

That's not right for SA for new housing estates. If your in an estate where your neighbor erected the original fence then he/she can legally request half the costs from…

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kelyeah
May 17, 2010 10:08 pm
Lex
Lex
18 May 2010

Plans for Stormwater and Sewer

Plans for Stormwater and Sewer
NSW
1, 2

Hey, thanks Lee75! You must be building with a high end builder then?? Which state are you in? Getting a thick folder so early on and even before the Contract is signed…

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Lex
May 18, 2010 8:47 am
Lex
Dollar
Dollar
18 May 2010

Down Lights In Building Contract Yes or No?

Down Lights In Building Contract Yes or No?
NSW

We had only 4 down-lights as per the contract however when we brought our lights we brought some down-lights/transformer things and labeled where we wanted them to go. The…

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Dollar
May 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
18 May 2010

Ensuite Door

Ensuite Door
VIC

Yep $184.. although we are building the Lisbon 22 and we decided there wasn't much room in the bathroom to begin with so we have kept it open with no door.

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Victoria_g06
May 18, 2010 6:05 pm
Victoria_g06
allycawthorn
allycawthorn
18 May 2010

Building with Ventura Homes - exposed aggregate driveway??

Building with Ventura Homes - exposed aggregate driveway??
WA

OK - not quite....thought it would just be a link. Oh well - you get the idea. :D

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allycawthorn
May 18, 2010 6:29 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
18 May 2010

Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide

Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

FANTASTIC - great montage of the beginning to the finish line :z: :z: . We are still waiting for our benchtops which is holding up the last thing....plumbing fix. But we will…

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bluesteel
May 18, 2010 10:28 pm
bluesteel
Johno
Johno
18 May 2010

Anyone building HARTLEY with classic facade

Anyone building HARTLEY with classic facade
VIC

Hi there, I am currently building the Hartley but the older style as i signed contracts in sep last year to lock my FHBG. We picked the Villa facade, where abouts are you…

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Johno
May 18, 2010 10:43 pm
Johno
Johno
18 May 2010

Building with DFH (Hartley 321) at Hunt Club (stage 64)

Building with DFH (Hartley 321) at Hunt Club (stage 64)
VIC

Nisha did you a sign fast track contract with DFH's because your land hasn't titled yet?

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Johno
May 18, 2010 10:47 pm
camelia
camelia
19 May 2010

Flooring Particle Boards Exposure to Weather

Flooring Particle Boards Exposure to Weather
NSW
1, 2

The building industry, oftentimes it seems...is a "law unto itself"

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camelia
May 19, 2010 12:49 am
Dr Shenai
Dr Shenai
19 May 2010

house plan and land pics DFH

house plan and land pics DFH
VIC

thanks guys. we have just finished with the frame stage and the roof is supposed to go up this week.The sad,yet good thing is we are in the US for a vacation at the…

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Dr Shenai
May 19, 2010 8:34 am
kellypage
kellypage
19 May 2010

Anyone building a Reward Home?

Anyone building a Reward Home?
NSW

I'm building the Brielle at The Ponds. Land cleared last week, pipes in awaiting the slab. How long does a 24 square home 'really' take to build? Kelly

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kellypage
May 19, 2010 10:42 am
Pugs
Pugs
19 May 2010

HELP with phone trench

HELP with phone trench
1, 2, 3, 4

Also, if I want a separate line - can I utilise one phone point (kitchen) for personal, the other point (studio) for business without having…

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Pugs
May 19, 2010 1:23 pm
Pugs
thlo
thlo
19 May 2010

Sydney's equivalent of Kevin - Where Art Thou?

Sydney's equivalent of Kevin - Where Art Thou?
NSW

I met him yesterday for the first time and I think that's what he said but I may be wrong. He is a nice guy.

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thlo
May 19, 2010 1:42 pm
thlo
btherl
btherl
19 May 2010

Burnt out knots in studs and noggins

Burnt out knots in studs and noggins
NSW

My frame inspector said it all depends on the load that the wood is bearing, and also what type of wood. He wasn't worried about knots in the stronger wood used for…

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btherl
May 19, 2010 2:05 pm
btherl
Qiao Ru
Qiao Ru
19 May 2010

Home being built by Homebuyers Centre

Home being built by Homebuyers Centre
WA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My CL and Site Manager are very understanding. Was informed that the rental place I'm in will be demolished by 1 July. Based on the 9 weeks lockup that was previously…

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Qiao Ru
May 19, 2010 3:53 pm
jensational
jensational
19 May 2010

Building in Bluestone Green

Building in Bluestone Green
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone, I have created a facebook group for anyone who is building (or waiting to build) in Bluestone Wyndham Vale. http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php ...…

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jensational
May 19, 2010 7:35 pm
jensational
jensational
jensational
19 May 2010

Bluestone Green - Stage 15

Bluestone Green - Stage 15
VIC

Hi everyone, I have created a facebook group for anyone who is building (or waiting to build) in Bluestone Wyndham Vale. http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php ...…

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jensational
May 19, 2010 7:37 pm
jensational
Deemaree
Deemaree
19 May 2010

Newbies!

Newbies!

Thanks for the warm welcome folks and the great advice, I'll try not to worry too much before there's something to worry about! On a another…

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Deemaree
May 19, 2010 8:45 pm
Deemaree
nathanbudde
nathanbudde
20 May 2010

Demolish and Rebuild - First Steps - please help

Demolish and Rebuild - First Steps - please help
VIC

Hi cheezo looks like you have a few options to consider. Another options is with your own design is have a concept floor plan done with full dimensions without the…

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nathanbudde
May 20, 2010 12:20 am
nathanbudde
King willy
King willy
20 May 2010

FRAME ISSUE!

FRAME ISSUE!

The F stands for face graded. So as I was told its not computer graded. I think they are similar but MGP10 is the most common. MGP12 is even stronger, but I have not…

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King willy
May 20, 2010 1:53 am
King willy
chippy
chippy
20 May 2010

Elevation and shadow cast drawing - please explain!

Elevation and shadow cast drawing - please explain!
NSW

Elevations are always required, they are an essential part of the working drawings and are required by council to get your building licence. The overshadow detail is…

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chippy
May 20, 2010 9:28 am
chippy
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
20 May 2010

Contract Says "All weather access" has anyone got charged?

Contract Says "All weather access" has anyone got charged?

That's a bit rich being able to charge you for providing the access which is just a few tonne of broken up concrete and bricks. Are you on a battle-axe block by any chance?

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KnockItDown
May 20, 2010 10:32 am
KnockItDown
saemiseon
saemiseon
20 May 2010

1950s house *picture* renovate to sell, up to what extent?

1950s house *picture* renovate to sell, up to what extent?

Thanks all of yous. that's great. What concerns me though is house itself is quite small. total living size 90sqm2 whereas total land size is 500sqm2. so if anyone is…

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saemiseon
May 20, 2010 2:36 pm
skywalker
skywalker
20 May 2010

Building with red ink homes perth- New to Building

Building with red ink homes perth- New to Building
WA

Make sure you ask about the payment schedule and when the first payment is due.......

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skywalker
May 20, 2010 3:09 pm
me,he&little she
me,he&little she
20 May 2010

painted eaves? - UPDATE

painted eaves? - UPDATE

Thats great to hear. Nice when it all comes in to place! :z:

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me,he&little she
May 20, 2010 5:39 pm
me,he&little she
jonesby
jonesby
20 May 2010

calf skin colour

calf skin colour

We're having calf skin with surfmist roof and garage door. I'm interested in seeing how it looks too!

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jonesby
May 20, 2010 7:26 pm
Sierra
Sierra
20 May 2010

Pump for piers??? What is this?

Pump for piers??? What is this?

You will find that the builder requires another concrete pump for the piers as these are done a number of days before your slab is poured. The pump you have already paid…

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Sierra
May 20, 2010 10:24 pm
Sierra
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BuildlingPerth
May 20, 2010 10:56 pm
BuildlingPerth
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
21 May 2010

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.......

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.......

I've fallen victim to the water meter in a dumb location trick - right in the middle of my front door. I haven't yet seen it, but my spy tells me it's going to have to be…

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Jayneylou
May 21, 2010 8:25 am
bigred
bigred
21 May 2010

Has anyone put a bar in their home?? Pics??

Has anyone put a bar in their home?? Pics??

House is still currently being built; however, I plan to have 3 bars. 1. Alfresco area 2. Inside the garage 3. Inside a large shed Look back at this thread in 4 months…

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bigred
May 21, 2010 9:07 am
bigred
Dollar
Dollar
21 May 2010

Timber Floor - Best deal Solid timber in south east melbour

Timber Floor - Best deal Solid timber in south east melbour
VIC

You need to work out what timber you want or have a rough idea what you are interested in as different species can vary quite a bit in price.

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Dollar
May 21, 2010 11:17 am
ritat
ritat
21 May 2010

New Family Home - Forest Park - Plantation Homes - SLAB!!!!!

New Family Home - Forest Park - Plantation Homes - SLAB!!!!!
QLD
1, 2

Hi Andrew, surprised you were told to remove the dirt. Ours was cut from side and fill on another and they still had about 1.5m high pile left then it disappeared one…

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ritat
May 21, 2010 12:32 pm
Torrie77
Torrie77
21 May 2010

Perth House and Contents insurance

Perth House and Contents insurance
WA

We were with GIO for 3 years as they were the cheapest, last year the premium jumped 40% and this year it jumped an extra $200, and we have multipolicy discount. I rang…

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Torrie77
May 21, 2010 12:58 pm
huntclubber
huntclubber
21 May 2010

Carlisle in hunt club

Carlisle in hunt club
VIC

Hi all, Planning on building a house in hunt club with Carlisle homes. I've got a block of 14 m x 30 m. pretty flat land with a lilttle bit of filling at the back…

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huntclubber
May 21, 2010 4:35 pm
SharonC
SharonC
21 May 2010

Choosing Shower Screen Frame

Choosing Shower Screen Frame
WA

Thanks everyone for your comments and advice. We've decided on chrome (Silver), so hope it looks good!

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SharonC
May 21, 2010 6:06 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
21 May 2010

N00b alert: Help have a question????

N00b alert: Help have a question????

Could you sub divide, build two, live in one & sell off the other therefore easing your mortgage????

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Cooper32
May 21, 2010 7:39 pm
EarthCube
EarthCube
21 May 2010

Solar Metering

Solar Metering

If you need to get your solar panels connected to the grid you will need to get an electrician, that is a…

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EarthCube
May 21, 2010 9:07 pm
Dollar
Dollar
21 May 2010

Final progress payment - Help!

Final progress payment - Help!

BTW congrats on handover just being around the corner. Enjoy your new home.

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Dollar
May 21, 2010 10:17 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
21 May 2010

ARGH - PCI question - what are my chances??

ARGH - PCI question - what are my chances??

Send an email and mention that it was discussed and you're sure he wrote it down but you wanted to confirm. See what he says..

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Eskay40
May 21, 2010 11:35 pm
Eskay40
rhi3384
rhi3384
22 May 2010

Feature Blackbutt or feature and Better Grade

Feature Blackbutt or feature and Better Grade

nice, I am so in love with it! The company I bought the wood from was telling me that a lot of ppl dont like the feature but I think its the nicest, so interesting with…

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rhi3384
May 22, 2010 9:52 am
Maxie
Maxie
22 May 2010

Transferring gas/elec into my name when call centre closed??

Transferring gas/elec into my name when call centre closed??

Don't panic! They don't disconnect anything at the weekend and they only threaten that so people don't leave it too long

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Maxie
May 22, 2010 10:35 am
Maxie


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