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kek
kek
30 March 2010

Urgent Please Need help!!!!!

Urgent Please Need help!!!!!

Some won't allow variations at all after contract signing. They're not obliged to.... Supply issues are a different thing altogether. If an item you've selected is no…

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kek
Mar 30, 2010 8:21 am
kek
confused1
confused1
30 March 2010

complaints against builders

complaints against builders
NSW

thought i would give an update our issue could not get resolved and have been recommended to take it to a tribunal to see if we can recover anything...does anyone have…

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confused1
Mar 30, 2010 10:10 am
andy_min
andy_min
30 March 2010

Land Release 10am at Oran Park tomorrow 27th March NSW

Land Release 10am at Oran Park tomorrow 27th March NSW
NSW

We spent most of our time looking at the display homes. A bit disappointed with Clarendon and AV Jennings homes. The fixtures on the Clarendon homes are a…

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andy_min
Mar 30, 2010 10:30 am
andy_min
rupz
rupz
30 March 2010

Missed tender expiry by 12 days ..... plz help !!

Missed tender expiry by 12 days ..... plz help !!

hi Nic, if possible you should talk to your builder and check if tender date can be extended. I have learned that you need to be on your toes and be more proactive so that…

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rupz
Mar 30, 2010 10:34 am
Yellow
Yellow
30 March 2010

Soil Test - East / South East Melbourne

Soil Test - East / South East Melbourne
VIC

Hi Has anyone done their own soil test to check the results against your builders soil test report? If so can anyone recommend any soil test people around East or South…

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Yellow
Mar 30, 2010 12:10 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
30 March 2010

PCI is the house cleaned for it?

PCI is the house cleaned for it?

Yep, the cleaner should be in before your PCI, and then there should be another clean just before handover :) Its a fairly decent clean (well mine was anyway!!), except for…

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Jodie80
Mar 30, 2010 3:13 pm
Jodie80
Linor501
Linor501
30 March 2010

What is a Bulkhead!!

What is a Bulkhead!!
NSW

Hi, I read a blog... A builder built a bulk head because they could not hide the water pipes any other way... :shock:

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Linor501
Mar 30, 2010 3:55 pm
Linor501
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
30 March 2010

Looking at building with Allworth Homes @ The Ponds

Looking at building with Allworth Homes @ The Ponds
NSW
1, 2

Hi Is there anyone who already built concerto with alloworth? If yes can you post some pictures as I am really not sure what to do.....…

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mrsnrub
Mar 30, 2010 4:57 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
30 March 2010

Colorbond v. Powdercoat

Colorbond v. Powdercoat
SA

As far I know it's the warranty. Normal powdercoating doesn't have warranty for discolouration or corrosion due to scratches.

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mrs_smith
Mar 30, 2010 5:55 pm
mrs_smith
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
30 March 2010

Considering submitting an offer on a block, but it's sloping

Considering submitting an offer on a block, but it's sloping
QLD

We were thinking about a slopping block but after talking to builders we understood that a block slopping by a…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 30, 2010 6:38 pm
ebyelyakov
Casa2
Casa2
30 March 2010

Piering

Piering
NSW

About $80 per metre of piering. You should be able to check the depth before they pour the concrete.

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Casa2
Mar 30, 2010 7:25 pm
pman
pman
30 March 2010

Land survey pre-requisite

Land survey pre-requisite
NSW

I spoke to the sales guy from the land developer and he said typically it is done once the land is settlted. I was quite surprised that they would think like this. The…

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pman
Mar 30, 2010 9:52 pm
ken007
ken007
30 March 2010

PCI ?

PCI ?

The less than 24 hours notice wasn't a huge surprise because this PCI kept getting postponed over the last few weeks. Credit to the builder, about 95% of the defects we…

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ken007
Mar 30, 2010 10:00 pm
ken007
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nemisis
Mar 30, 2010 10:59 pm
SharonC
SharonC
30 March 2010

Please help!Tiling Shower Floor - to tile diagonally or not?

Please help!Tiling Shower Floor - to tile diagonally or not?
WA

Made up my mind! Going straight! Thanks for your help everyone. Appreciated. :D

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SharonC
Mar 30, 2010 10:59 pm
kek
kek
31 March 2010

Outdoor tiling pics. Is this normal??

Outdoor tiling pics. Is this normal??

We've just had a reasonably large amount of paving done outdoors, and the area has some odd angles and irregular shapes. All of the cuts are precise and neat and fit the…

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kek
Mar 31, 2010 7:17 am
kek
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
31 March 2010

How long to get Interim Occupancy Certificate

How long to get Interim Occupancy Certificate

We had handover last Monday and I still have no word on our Interim Occupancy Certificate. We have completed what we needed to do (a new higher fence on one side of our…

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 31, 2010 8:11 am
buildingadreamhome
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
31 March 2010

Cost of brick wall/fence ?

Cost of brick wall/fence ?

Hey MadCow - the other option would be these guys: http://www.modularwalls.com.au/gardenwalls.shtml I've seen the product up close - kicked a soccer ball into in, no…

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stonecutter1309
Mar 31, 2010 9:28 am
stonecutter1309
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
31 March 2010

Would you argue this?

Would you argue this?

just a tip - push for all that you agreeded too but remember your CSC is the one who goes into management to bat for you. Keep that person on side. We have had many issues…

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Lunchtime
Mar 31, 2010 12:22 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
31 March 2010

Does anyone know a wall framing cost calculation?

Does anyone know a wall framing cost calculation?

Once you know the associated materials and their unit costs (assuming your labour is free), it should be relatively easy to estimate this IMHO.

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xanthrope
Mar 31, 2010 12:58 pm
xanthrope
troubz
troubz
31 March 2010

Hunt Club Cranbourne East, 3977!!

Hunt Club Cranbourne East, 3977!!
VIC

Hi Kristy, We prewire just after the builders electrician does their work (so before plaster) We then "fit off" just before/after you move. It's always a good idea to…

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troubz
Mar 31, 2010 1:18 pm
nemisis
nemisis
31 March 2010

Cost of bricklaying?

Cost of bricklaying?
VIC

re-read your job. No extras would be required for this, but you'd supply all materials

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nemisis
Mar 31, 2010 1:46 pm
robinred55
robinred55
31 March 2010

Building our first home!

Building our first home!
SA

Hi Glennmmc, Interestingly enough we almost jumped ship and went with Dechellis. Dollar for dollar we'd be getting probably a better built house with less hassle. We…

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robinred55
Mar 31, 2010 6:00 pm
Casa2
Casa2
31 March 2010

Circuit breaker switches inside meter box?

Circuit breaker switches inside meter box?

Bagheera - no, my SS doesn't have any idea of cost. Casa2 - in my meter box there used to be a double GPO but that space is now replaced…

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Casa2
Mar 31, 2010 9:22 pm
Casa2
Casa2
31 March 2010

Should Roof cover be waterproof before ceiling goes in?

Should Roof cover be waterproof before ceiling goes in?
WA

You certainly want the house waterproof before the ceiling lining goes in.

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Casa2
Mar 31, 2010 9:34 pm
andy_min
andy_min
31 March 2010

:-O Look what we stumbled onto.. online :D yay for the Ponds

:-O Look what we stumbled onto.. online :D yay for the Ponds
NSW

These are great aren't they. They had them in the sales office at Oran Park and you could use touch screens to see the prices etc. Good as long as they keep them updated.

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andy_min
Mar 31, 2010 10:06 pm
andy_min
camelia
camelia
31 March 2010

Sealing fresh plaster for painting

Sealing fresh plaster for painting

Get the gyprock final finish plaster coat, get broadknife...fill dents and divots....sand lightly with float and fine grit paper, dust off. Then get oil based sealer…

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camelia
Mar 31, 2010 11:32 pm
stockt12
stockt12
1 April 2010

Impressions

Impressions
WA

yes you can...nothing stops you from taking a plan to another builder BUT they can't use the plan, but they can manipulate it enough to give you a price on their…

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stockt12
Apr 01, 2010 2:45 am
oze
oze
1 April 2010

Engineer for Retaining Wall

Engineer for Retaining Wall

Thanks Sierra. Porter Davis got Buratt Consulting Engineers to do the footings. I'll suss it out.

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oze
Apr 01, 2010 8:59 am
oze
pecan3030
pecan3030
1 April 2010

Drainage under garage - anyone experienced this problem?

Drainage under garage - anyone experienced this problem?

thanks guys, however, my problem is that the building didn't use the oblique junction joints, but one that goes directly from the top. Apparently this impacts on the…

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pecan3030
Apr 01, 2010 10:20 am
marci
marci
1 April 2010

Is it worth asking for a discount

Is it worth asking for a discount
1, 2

Yeah i was in the predicament as well..... I didn't want to pay a couple of grand before i even knew how much the house was going to cost..... I…

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marci
Apr 01, 2010 10:53 am
Richo
Richo
1 April 2010

Increase in contract price due to delay starting?

Increase in contract price due to delay starting?

I had this with my builder, as I put in my order early to secure a floor plan that was changing. My schedule is 2% increase after 6 months, and a further 1% every quarter…

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Richo
Apr 01, 2010 11:06 am
Richo
rj_louise
rj_louise
1 April 2010

Contract days

Contract days
VIC

Thanks everyone. Its 240 calendar days. I've looked back through some old threads and it doesn't sound too bad. I'm just annoyed because…

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rj_louise
Apr 01, 2010 2:18 pm
d@n
d@n
1 April 2010

Building a Duplex (own design)....

Building a Duplex (own design)....
NSW

Seems you got clear ideas of what you want which is good. Looking forward to seeing the build.

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d@n
Apr 01, 2010 4:26 pm
robinred55
robinred55
1 April 2010

Right... Off we go..

Right... Off we go..

Excellent plans and I love seeing more pics. It gives all of us hope that one day we might be at the same stage. ::party::

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robinred55
Apr 01, 2010 4:55 pm
aliahlewis
aliahlewis
1 April 2010

Foxtel..Changing channels for $1300 !!!Matt ..Rod.Help!!

Foxtel..Changing channels for $1300 !!!Matt ..Rod.Help!!

Both images got 404 Not Found Error.. Did you removed the pictures?? If yes then please post it again here as I would like…

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aliahlewis
Apr 01, 2010 5:13 pm
Elle78
Elle78
1 April 2010

Building for under $100k

Building for under $100k

Thanks for that :) I've checked out his website, and have sent an email. Looking forward to seeing what he has. and wow, $80k for a full built self-sustainable home, I hope…

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Elle78
Apr 01, 2010 8:04 pm
Trinity
Trinity
1 April 2010

How to correctly calculate your build time in HIA Contract?

How to correctly calculate your build time in HIA Contract?

You are so correct, a day is a day is a day, NOT a business day or it would have been defined. Found some information on the HIA members site, which you might want to…

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Trinity
Apr 01, 2010 8:15 pm
dream home1
dream home1
2 April 2010

cost for gas connection in the site.......

cost for gas connection in the site.......

Hi all, My building site did not have a gas connection. Any body can tell me how much it will cost? Thank you

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dream home1
Apr 02, 2010 12:28 am
jeremymcnelson
jeremymcnelson
2 April 2010

Quick Questions need answers asap!!!

Quick Questions need answers asap!!!

IT DEPENDS ON THE STRATEGY OF THE PAINTERS. COATING USUALLY HAS TWO PHASE...SOMETIMES THREE. 4-5 TIMES, THAT'S MONEY MAKING ALREADY. BASICALLY THEY JUST APPLIED THE FIRST…

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jeremymcnelson
Apr 02, 2010 4:09 am
rosemi
rosemi
2 April 2010

Help with exterior colour selections for 31sq house

Help with exterior colour selections for 31sq house
VIC

hi Allure, the espresso is a very nice looking brick, love its warm tones - pity you're not able to use it. As for the Storm brick, personally I'd go with the Dune garage…

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rosemi
Apr 02, 2010 11:55 am
rosemi
Cooper32
Cooper32
2 April 2010

Kitchen colours, help form the experienced please!

Kitchen colours, help form the experienced please!
WA

That's great the council only took 3 weeks to approve!! It'll be a while before i can show pics of any cabinets as we are still waiting to go to site, should hear…

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Cooper32
Apr 02, 2010 1:19 pm
janenguyen
janenguyen
2 April 2010

Green timber used at framing stage. Is this normal?

Green timber used at framing stage. Is this normal?

Thanks for that. l was starting to think that they were using inferior timber or something.

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janenguyen
Apr 02, 2010 5:11 pm
Niki
Niki
2 April 2010

New Home builders

New Home builders

Do not be afraid to ask questions. Try making them give you prices before signing anything. Let them know you are happy to walk as there is no shortage of builders. …

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Niki
Apr 02, 2010 6:24 pm
matt56
matt56
2 April 2010

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?

Any Plantation Arena Bk1 owers here?
QLD

Hello :D We are building at Parkwood Estate in Heathwood.

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matt56
Apr 02, 2010 7:52 pm
rosemi
rosemi
2 April 2010

Infills vs Bricks : anyone has pics

Infills vs Bricks : anyone has pics
VIC

Oh definitely the bricks! The infills look.. dare I say it... cheap & nasty! Not a good look for resale value

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rosemi
Apr 02, 2010 9:00 pm
rosemi

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