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priceisgd
Apr 02, 2010 9:58 pm
somewoman
somewoman
3 April 2010

What to Watch Out For

What to Watch Out For

anything and everything that you don't have IN WRITING either in your contract or on your working plans. Verbal agreements are not good enough, and having it down…

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somewoman
Apr 03, 2010 4:29 am
somewoman
newbiebuilders
newbiebuilders
3 April 2010

Anyone built a Coral Home with the standard classic facade?

Anyone built a Coral Home with the standard classic facade?
NSW

We have almost fiished building the daydream 251 with the classic facade. It all depends on the design as to what the front of the house will look like.

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newbiebuilders
Apr 03, 2010 12:01 pm
Mrs P
Mrs P
3 April 2010

What would you consider a good size?

What would you consider a good size?

:) As pp said 30/35sq....Id hate to clean any bigger and I hate wasted space. We went and looked at a 5o square home…

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Mrs P
Apr 03, 2010 12:16 pm
Southies
Southies
3 April 2010

Blinds question...

Blinds question...

There's nothing to stop you getting quotes based on your plans. At least then you have time to shop around, and you'll know in advance how much cash…

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Southies
Apr 03, 2010 12:51 pm
Southies
Lex
Lex
3 April 2010

Pergola Ideas for Double Storey Houses - Pictures and Height

Pergola Ideas for Double Storey Houses - Pictures and Height
NSW

Oh, thanks zeke!! I totally appreciate it's very hard giving answers to these quite generic questions!! :oops: Yes, I'll have to get going on putting some pics and sketches…

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Lex
Apr 03, 2010 7:10 pm
Lex
aaronhoughton
aaronhoughton
3 April 2010

Continuation of Thunderbolt/New Stages within months?

Continuation of Thunderbolt/New Stages within months?
VIC

According to the 'Master Plan' that space at the front of the space will have walking tracks and wetlands, which is subject to council approval. I would imagine there…

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aaronhoughton
Apr 03, 2010 10:48 pm
SharonC
SharonC
4 April 2010

Arena Stone Pavers (Perth) - anyone used?

Arena Stone Pavers (Perth) - anyone used?
WA

Hi all Just wondering if anyone in Perth have used Arena Stone pavers? Were you happy with them? Any photos? Looking at using limestone colour. Cheers.

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SharonC
Apr 04, 2010 1:34 am
ozzybird
ozzybird
4 April 2010

Rheem Hot Water Systems.

Rheem Hot Water Systems.

Thanks for that, think I got a bit confused. Our Rheem is electric and the literature that I was looking at was comparing it to LPG/Gas ::wornout::

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ozzybird
Apr 04, 2010 10:45 am
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
4 April 2010

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?
VIC

I build my house with trevor homes 4 years on and where still fighting with them to get things fixed up (very serious building issues). Same with my…

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NewInPointCook
Apr 04, 2010 11:03 am
Lee75
Lee75
4 April 2010

Homestead(SA) - Medsy's Build Pics - Painting Pics 04/04

Homestead(SA) - Medsy's Build Pics - Painting Pics 04/04
SA

Ooh looking great Medsy :z: Thanks for mentioning the wall paint colour too I was going to ask about that.. Love your selections too, nice and bold.. Nice to see a…

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Lee75
Apr 04, 2010 2:26 pm
emilygirl
emilygirl
4 April 2010

Boral Mocha to Latrobe? Or wait?

Boral Mocha to Latrobe? Or wait?

latrobe is nice...we are going with labassa first but latrobe will be the next choice with the off white mortar..(Im thinking)

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emilygirl
Apr 04, 2010 3:00 pm
Rowena
Rowena
4 April 2010

Current wait time for permit from Whittlesea council?

Current wait time for permit from Whittlesea council?
VIC

Thanks the info guys. :D I'm getting really excited as now we have final drawings, the next step is for the builder to apply for the building and planning permit. So, given…

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Rowena
Apr 04, 2010 3:37 pm
Rowena
bel
bel
4 April 2010

Jas_Wants_A_House - Excavated March 23, 2010

Jas_Wants_A_House - Excavated March 23, 2010
NSW

*Screams* O M G What fabulous news Jas - congratulations on starting!!!! Did you have a drink? :lol: :lol: :shock: I would have been in shock also. Can't wait to watch it happen now :D Bel :D

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bel
Apr 04, 2010 6:39 pm
bel
Julie18
Julie18
4 April 2010

The Avenue at Casey -Stage 7

The Avenue at Casey -Stage 7

Hey, has anyone heard what is happening re Stage 7? I was first told March/April and now have been told June/July . . . now don't want to ask in case it is later again! …

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Julie18
Apr 04, 2010 7:20 pm
NewInPointCook
NewInPointCook
4 April 2010

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?????

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes?????
VIC

Has anyone built with Trevor Homes? Please let me know of your problems or issues? They are selling very attractive packages in Point Cook. Any advice would be welcome and…

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NewInPointCook
Apr 04, 2010 7:28 pm
rhi3384
rhi3384
4 April 2010

Room Size

Room Size

I wouldnt go much smaller than 3 x 3. Our last house we had 3.2 x 2.7 and we felt it hence why we built another house and our kids are only small with hardly any furniture…

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rhi3384
Apr 05, 2010 12:57 am
susanjen
susanjen
5 April 2010

Need help with Clarendon tender, is the site cost reasonable

Need help with Clarendon tender, is the site cost reasonable
NSW

Hmmm.... your site costs are quite expensive but, your slope is not that insignificant. Our site costs were around 16K on a level block. We…

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susanjen
Apr 05, 2010 12:56 pm
lealicious
lealicious
5 April 2010

Tiling standards.

Tiling standards.
WA

Error 404! Try posting the pictures again, I'm interested to see what the tiles look like!

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lealicious
Apr 05, 2010 1:14 pm
Chedasha
Chedasha
5 April 2010

How long from prestart to on-site

How long from prestart to on-site

About 8 weeks here. Then got assigned a CLO you don't get to talk to your SS with our builder at all through the process it has to be the CLO. We would get a email update…

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Chedasha
Apr 05, 2010 2:51 pm
71monaro
71monaro
5 April 2010

SOLAR PANELS - Can I put two units together??

SOLAR PANELS - Can I put two units together??

Does anyone know thew rules if I was to purchase one for current house, then in >12 months pull it off. At which time I would be purchasing one for my new house (to be…

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71monaro
Apr 05, 2010 5:10 pm
lbr20
lbr20
5 April 2010

Limestone (Mt Gambier stone) advice please

Limestone (Mt Gambier stone) advice please
VIC

We are thinking of building with Limestone (Mt Gambier stone) for our new house and was wondering what others here think of it as a building material. There doesnt seem…

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lbr20
Apr 05, 2010 6:27 pm
Hels
Hels
5 April 2010

How long did your build take????

How long did your build take????

Hels...wow that was quick! I hope our build is that fast. I actually just looked at your blog and saw you are in Marriott Waters. That is where…

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Hels
Apr 05, 2010 8:52 pm
Hels
cazoraz
cazoraz
5 April 2010

Pictures of Austral Parchment Bricks?

Pictures of Austral Parchment Bricks?

ooh love those parchment bricks! *wistful sigh*

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cazoraz
Apr 05, 2010 8:59 pm
cazoraz
Trinity
Trinity
5 April 2010

Contract Clarification - Contract Schedule

Contract Clarification - Contract Schedule

In my HIA contract, it's in the Schedule. It is named "Time for completion - building period" and "Agreed damages for delays". Some larger builders develop their own…

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Trinity
Apr 05, 2010 9:30 pm
take2
take2
5 April 2010

Once tiling started, how much longer til finished??

Once tiling started, how much longer til finished??

Great Question We where just trying to work that out tonight as we have to give 2weeks notice on the rental and we need to book the concreter in for the driveway, floor…

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take2
Apr 05, 2010 9:52 pm
take2
belr22
belr22
5 April 2010

Only fair to share pictures :)

Only fair to share pictures :)
1, 2

hey there, we are in fawkner & looking to demo & rebuild at mo.. favouring M homes would you recommend them? also, do you know what the boundary setback from front was?…

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belr22
Apr 05, 2010 10:14 pm
fruitty
fruitty
6 April 2010

Building a Henley home

Building a Henley home
VIC
1, 2, 3

Door handles and 'small' things like that you can get an idea (or even exact) price before you even put your deposit down. The builder (Henley, Metricon, PD?) will have a…

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fruitty
Apr 06, 2010 1:08 pm
fruitty
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Bam
Apr 06, 2010 1:48 pm
Bam
Yellow
Yellow
6 April 2010

PD Laminex Cupboards

PD Laminex Cupboards
VIC

Hi Planning to have laminex - espresso ligna for kitchen and pantry cupboards and laminex - mushroom ligna for ensuites. I have just been told by one of the PD colour…

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Yellow
Apr 06, 2010 2:13 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
6 April 2010

Builder violates contract. What options do I have?

Builder violates contract. What options do I have?
VIC

Since you are in Victoria, do contact Building Advice and Conciliation Victoria. BACV is a one-stop shop for consumers and builders providing free advice and assistance to…

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rocketleaves
Apr 06, 2010 2:29 pm
jenni9546
jenni9546
6 April 2010

Damage to crossover. Help please!!

Damage to crossover. Help please!!
VIC

Well I went to the council today and they told me that it is the developers resposibility as the estate is yet to be passed over to the council. They sent the notice of…

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jenni9546
Apr 06, 2010 5:12 pm
Trish
Trish
6 April 2010

Does anyone know which builder builds those houses?

Does anyone know which builder builds those houses?

The design is similar to each other and the front doors are exactly the same. Anyone know which builder builds…

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Trish
Apr 06, 2010 5:59 pm
Trish
Alex
Alex
6 April 2010

Questions about building to lock up stage

Questions about building to lock up stage
VIC

Thanks for that Little Misses, appreciate the tips. I'll keep scouting around for the builder that 'feels' right for my home and take it from there. Good luck with your…

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Alex
Apr 06, 2010 6:07 pm
robinred55
robinred55
6 April 2010

Reverse Living Builders - Melbourne Metro North

Reverse Living Builders - Melbourne Metro North
VIC

Hi Flukey, I can't answer your questions but just wanted to say congratulations on taking the plunge. I'd love to do the reverse thing however we're building our…

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robinred55
Apr 06, 2010 6:26 pm
jessie87
jessie87
6 April 2010

Slab Stage Inspection - Help!

Slab Stage Inspection - Help!

Hey, We had our slab inspected and they do it afterwards. He told us that he wants to come a couple days after for it to settle.....

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jessie87
Apr 06, 2010 8:22 pm
andy
andy
6 April 2010

First time building - At Frame Stage

First time building - At Frame Stage
VIC

There are many forums here that recommend good building inspectors and I suggest paying a few bucks is well worth the peace of mind. It also keeps the builders on their…

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andy
Apr 06, 2010 10:33 pm
n&n02
n&n02
6 April 2010

Buying tiles from a shop not nominated/ preferred by builder

Buying tiles from a shop not nominated/ preferred by builder

We decided to buy our own tiles but use our builders tiler to lay them. We have seen our builder's tiler's work and it is fantastic so we didn't…

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n&n02
Apr 06, 2010 10:35 pm
SinkOrSwim
SinkOrSwim
6 April 2010

Feedback on our plans?

Feedback on our plans?

Jesstibb A laundry chute is on our wish list but the bathroom is not quite directly over the laundry. I will be asking our builder about the possibilities this week...…

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SinkOrSwim
Apr 07, 2010 12:58 am
PotentialBuilder
PotentialBuilder
7 April 2010

Custom Builder price guide

Custom Builder price guide

Thanks for the replies. I should have pointed out that we are planning on splitting the property into two town houses, with small-medium complexity (a tight angle in one…

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PotentialBuilder
Apr 07, 2010 7:04 am
Rowena
Rowena
7 April 2010

Corner or sideways block house plans??

Corner or sideways block house plans??

Hi Caz, We tend to build a lot of ranch or farmhouse style homes so may have a few designs you could be interested in. check out:

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Rowena
Apr 07, 2010 12:49 pm
Rowena
chasey
chasey
7 April 2010

External colours - help please !!

External colours - help please !!
NSW

Hi We are building with EB at the Ponds Sydney and have just been to the PGH display centre and are very confused with brick selection. We like Barramundi for our roof…

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chasey
Apr 07, 2010 2:53 pm
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somewoman
Apr 07, 2010 4:52 pm
somewoman
MadCow
MadCow
7 April 2010

PD Clipsal Electrical Appoinment - What to expect

PD Clipsal Electrical Appoinment - What to expect
VIC

Ok, I have found a complete list of extra electrical items from the electrical supplier which my builder uses, hope this list helps people budgeting for extra electrical…

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MadCow
Apr 07, 2010 4:59 pm
trm
trm
7 April 2010

What do you think of our plans

What do you think of our plans
NSW

Thanks to everyone for your comments. Karry, Kyton and Sharee, I have changed the plan around based on the suggestions. http://i40.tinypic.com/2jdkhtk.jpg I guess this…

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trm
Apr 07, 2010 11:20 pm
sharky55_shan
sharky55_shan
7 April 2010

have you seen this tile??

have you seen this tile??
WA

if anyone can help im chasing about another 10 of these tiles. i got them from my friends family who own a tiling company as a discontinued line.…

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sharky55_shan
Apr 08, 2010 12:27 am
sharky55_shan
Hels
Hels
23 April 2010

where did my post go??

where did my post go??

Why not just type it in here and then highlight the and ctrl C to copy. If the browser fails you just paste it back again. Heaps easier than using word aswell ::wink::

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Hels
Apr 23, 2010 7:15 pm
Hels

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