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stuey0608
stuey0608
17 January 2010

Z's new home, Lyndarum Estate

Z's new home, Lyndarum Estate
VIC

Hi and welcome to Lyndarum. I have just bought a block there and am always excited to see who's building what there. It won't be long till you move in by the looks of…

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stuey0608
Jan 17, 2010 10:13 pm
stuey0608
Bek
Bek
17 January 2010

What can you put over an easement?

What can you put over an easement?
NSW

Thanks for the advice everyone. I will definitely ring the council tomorrow to check. I am pretty sure worse case scenario we will be able to plant small shrubs at…

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Bek
Jan 17, 2010 10:44 pm
Bam
Bam
18 January 2010

3 phase electricty when power underground?

3 phase electricty when power underground?
VIC

Thanks everyone! In Victoria not all areas have 3 phase in every pit. The street beside you might, the pit across the road might but you might…

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Bam
Jan 18, 2010 12:00 am
Bam
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
18 January 2010

Leveling of soil pile left after the piering drilling

Leveling of soil pile left after the piering drilling

I tend to believe it depends on how the agreement between you and your builder has been configured. In our case the builder did all soil removal and levelling - I'd be…

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ebyelyakov
Jan 18, 2010 6:13 am
ebyelyakov
lisanne
lisanne
18 January 2010

Carpet. Before or after PCI

Carpet. Before or after PCI

Definitely before but it is one of the last things to go in

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lisanne
Jan 18, 2010 9:53 am
iTalk
iTalk
18 January 2010

What colour brick, render, and mortar does this house have ?

What colour brick, render, and mortar does this house have ?
VIC

Hi mdzzj, I just finished our post contract variations list and sent it to the builder. I included the off-white mortar in it. Cheers :)

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iTalk
Jan 18, 2010 11:58 am
iTalk
Belial
Belial
18 January 2010

Another Fencing Question...

Another Fencing Question...
VIC

Firstly, the search button up in the right hand corner is your friend :D That said to grab out of one of my posts: Some helpful info links

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Belial
Jan 18, 2010 1:05 pm
Belial
seast
seast
18 January 2010

Megzy New Home - Update 8.1.10

Megzy New Home - Update 8.1.10
QLD
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Thanks for your comments. Seast - Centenary Landscapes near Sumner Park has them for around $5 each. We found a landscaping place at South…

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seast
Jan 18, 2010 1:53 pm
seast
Ari
Ari
18 January 2010

Building with Henley

Building with Henley
VIC

We spent $100,000+ extra but that was our choice. The house would have been perfectly fine without it, just not what we (more like *I*) wanted. Its like ordering a pizza.…

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Ari
Jan 18, 2010 2:25 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
18 January 2010

Longevity of Hebel

Longevity of Hebel

Great, thanks for your responses, it helps to make the descision easier.

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mummagoose
Jan 18, 2010 4:31 pm
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
18 January 2010

Looking for Feedback on New Generation Homes - WA

Looking for Feedback on New Generation Homes - WA
WA

We're building with New Gen/Summit as well. This is the second time we are building with Summit (four builds in total). They have been excellent. Our rep has been nothing…

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phoenixrain
Jan 18, 2010 4:46 pm
phoenixrain
Candylea
Candylea
18 January 2010

What happens with inspection & handover?

What happens with inspection & handover?

Candylea - What is this about PCI certificate? Does the builder notify the bank as I thought it would just be another progress payment (albeit…

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Candylea
Jan 18, 2010 8:08 pm
Candylea
Mia's Folly
Mia's Folly
18 January 2010

Triple Car Garage Size ???

Triple Car Garage Size ???

We are having a 9 x 6 three car garage which I would love to have made 11 x 7 at least but lot size wouldn't allow it. My brother built the same size garage with his…

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Mia's Folly
Jan 18, 2010 8:36 pm
Mia's Folly
n&n02
n&n02
18 January 2010

Colourbond - Help us choose our roof colour!!!!

Colourbond - Help us choose our roof colour!!!!
QLD
1, 2

We have Surfmist roof with Dune fascia and gutters. I just luv it. Oh and we are also having Surfmist garage door. I think you will be pleased…

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n&n02
Jan 18, 2010 8:46 pm
Felistopher
Felistopher
18 January 2010

Boral Striata or Monier flat roof tiles?

Boral Striata or Monier flat roof tiles?
VIC

Hey Lee, I'm not sure about quality but I'm guessing they would be much of a muchness. They're both well know brands and pretty widely used. I prefer the look of the…

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Felistopher
Jan 18, 2010 9:37 pm
Felistopher
Sierra
Sierra
18 January 2010

foxtel modulation

foxtel modulation

I used one of these, Foxtel Multiroom http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.store ... View/G1316 I only use it for controlling a remote foxtel box as it turned out to be…

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Sierra
Jan 18, 2010 9:50 pm
Sierra
take2
take2
19 January 2010

My favourite house design.

My favourite house design.
WA

My favourite design is one that designed to suit the block of land you are building on Cheers Lou

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take2
Jan 18, 2010 11:22 pm
take2

I've had a quick play around with the plan to see what you think of adding in a three-way... Feel free to ignore - some people HATE them (and it's completely up to…

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somewoman
Jan 19, 2010 12:10 am
somewoman
kid81
kid81
19 January 2010

Feedback on Hotondo builders

Feedback on Hotondo builders
VIC

I work for them. They're great ;-) Sorry, couldn't resist

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kid81
Jan 19, 2010 8:41 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
19 January 2010

Joining Ag Pipe

Joining Ag Pipe

Hi Wombat Yep you can buy joiners - there are a bunch of different types, 2, 3 and 4 port and then there are the Y type as well. Have a look at this link. Bunnings sell…

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KnockItDown
Jan 19, 2010 8:58 am
KnockItDown
fruitty
fruitty
19 January 2010

Removing fence for bricking

Removing fence for bricking
VIC

Thanks kek Checking it out in details this morning they looks like a do-able job. I bough my first cordless drill set and accessories few weeks ago :D With the neighbour…

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fruitty
Jan 19, 2010 9:46 am
fruitty
MBBN
MBBN
19 January 2010

May not get my FHOG 21k due to delays!

May not get my FHOG 21k due to delays!

your builder doesn't necessarily go through the council for permits. Depends where you are, but in Vic majority go through independent building surveyors to avoid the…

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MBBN
Jan 19, 2010 12:47 pm
Domenic
Domenic
19 January 2010

Noticed another biulder using power from my power box!!

Noticed another biulder using power from my power box!!
NSW

During my build, at one point I had three GIANT extension elads all feeding off my meter box,…

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Domenic
Jan 19, 2010 2:29 pm
makoby
makoby
19 January 2010

contracts are signed!!!

contracts are signed!!!

Well, we just signed our life away! Im happy with everything including how efficient and helpful the m3tricon staff have been!! We went in and easily changed the…

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makoby
Jan 19, 2010 3:16 pm
Southies
Southies
19 January 2010

ANY SOFTWARE AVAIL FOR YOU TO TRY HOUSE COLOURS OUT!!!!

ANY SOFTWARE AVAIL FOR YOU TO TRY HOUSE COLOURS OUT!!!!
VIC

or you could use d@n's (Homeone member) new service for a fee. His work is fantastic : http://www.newhomevisuals.com

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Southies
Jan 19, 2010 4:47 pm
Southies
mpcj
mpcj
19 January 2010

do you constantly second guess your choices????

do you constantly second guess your choices????
1, 2

I can't even decide! :cry: Although I now have the thought of once I make my choices - no changes! I do it for my footy tips too. I find first instincts are usually right.…

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mpcj
Jan 19, 2010 5:51 pm
mpcj
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virgin-builder
Jan 19, 2010 7:00 pm
virgin-builder
octain
octain
19 January 2010

Electrical question - Connection of Oven

Electrical question - Connection of Oven
VIC

Maybe a Stupid question but you sure its not a gas oven ? some times Gas can require a power point to run things like the clock. This is not unusal to run it off an…

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octain
Jan 19, 2010 7:33 pm
octain
fullystressed
fullystressed
19 January 2010

Duel Occupancy

Duel Occupancy

I'm in Sydney. Thanks.

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fullystressed
Jan 19, 2010 8:56 pm
aquamarine
aquamarine
19 January 2010

aquamarine's house. Celebration homes NEW PICS :)

aquamarine's house. Celebration homes NEW PICS :)
WA
1, 2

Just Though I'd do a really quick update. Nothing much has changed recently. We were told we would be moving in by the End of January, but doesn't look like thats going…

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aquamarine
Jan 19, 2010 9:48 pm
poppamatic
poppamatic
19 January 2010

Help! Builder wants to claim the 5 weeks industry shutdown!

Help! Builder wants to claim the 5 weeks industry shutdown!
NSW

I just did a search on the internet for HIA & Industry Shutdown. I don't want to post any links or copy and paste any information in case it is not appropriate to do…

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poppamatic
Jan 19, 2010 10:15 pm
somewoman
somewoman
19 January 2010

sqaure set cornice....thoughts?

sqaure set cornice....thoughts?

our builder does all living areas and master bedroom incl ensuite in square set by default, with cornices on bathrooms, laundry and other bedrooms. As such, I really…

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somewoman
Jan 19, 2010 10:46 pm
somewoman
boiselfish
boiselfish
20 January 2010

Calling everyone who's planning to build at Karinya pt cook

Calling everyone who's planning to build at Karinya pt cook
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yeah but I still cant add ours to the list. We should be seeing work this week or next. But im not holding my breath.

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boiselfish
Jan 20, 2010 10:57 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
20 January 2010

Demolition company recommendations - Sydney

Demolition company recommendations - Sydney
NSW

I used these guys http://www.bassettdemolitions.com/ Very reasonably priced - turned up on time - did exactly as instructed - would definitely use them again. Have a…

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KnockItDown
Jan 20, 2010 11:34 am
KnockItDown
deastwood
deastwood
20 January 2010

Building Cost Models

Building Cost Models

Hi Andy Thanks for your link - it is quite general and I was looking to build an Excel spreadsheet to try and model the costs. Thanks David

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deastwood
Jan 20, 2010 12:44 pm
ManishU
ManishU
20 January 2010

Building Fraser 232 with Coral Homes at Springfield Lakes

Building Fraser 232 with Coral Homes at Springfield Lakes
QLD

I am starting to upload my selections on my blog, let me know what you guys think. These are from the standard selections that Coral has allowed; except for the main floors…

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ManishU
Jan 20, 2010 3:29 pm
Manbir
Manbir
20 January 2010

Sutherland Shire Clarendon Homes

Sutherland Shire Clarendon Homes
NSW

Hi there, we have engaged Clarendon for building a home and they are sooooooo sloooowww and inefficnet that I would not recommend them to anyone. The problem is not that…

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Manbir
Jan 20, 2010 4:25 pm
octain
octain
20 January 2010

Electrical Quote - does this sound right?

Electrical Quote - does this sound right?
QLD
1, 2

70 vs 55 is pretty pretty fair. Remember the builder will need their cut too! $70 per downlight is a fair price some builders will charge you more. The reality is these…

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octain
Jan 20, 2010 6:39 pm
octain
Helyn
Helyn
20 January 2010

I have plans to scale! Please tell me what you think

I have plans to scale! Please tell me what you think

Also bed 4, walking straight into the robe when you open the door (although i see the window walls are non negotiable which probably doesn't leave you…

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Helyn
Jan 20, 2010 7:50 pm
Helyn
andy the pm
andy the pm
20 January 2010

147a - The Floorplan *redrawn 19/01* - thoughts?

147a - The Floorplan *redrawn 19/01* - thoughts?
NSW

Whats the point of the sitting room? You already have a large living room, not to mention media room.... The last plan has much better flow between areas

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andy the pm
Jan 20, 2010 8:52 pm
kezandcheds
kezandcheds
20 January 2010

12 month maintenance with PD

12 month maintenance with PD
VIC

Thankyou all for your suggestions and comments on your experiences. I have had a read from the link you posted Cozmo - wont they be impressed when I quote section 8.06…

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kezandcheds
Jan 20, 2010 9:05 pm
boleh
boleh
21 January 2010

Allens Farm, Cranbourne North, VIC

Allens Farm, Cranbourne North, VIC
VIC

This is right next to The Eve. Anyone building in this small estate?

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boleh
Jan 21, 2010 10:27 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 January 2010

Maximum Distance from Main Power Pole to House

Maximum Distance from Main Power Pole to House

Mine got dug underground from the power pole, but dont know if they do this is Queensland.

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buildingwithhamra
Jan 21, 2010 10:44 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 January 2010

water connections across the road- who connects this?

water connections across the road- who connects this?

Are you saying your block has no water. Its easy to connect, I dont know where you are but in SA, SA water bring the water and sewage from the middle of the road to your…

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buildingwithhamra
Jan 21, 2010 10:53 am
Rajloi
Rajloi
21 January 2010

Soil tests stuff up?

Soil tests stuff up?
QLD

My builder always…

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Rajloi
Jan 21, 2010 11:57 am
JJ305
JJ305
21 January 2010

Help with many questions before I decide to build.

Help with many questions before I decide to build.
QLD

Apologies firstly if some questions have been posted already and secondly for the many questions I have - some vague and "how long is a…

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JJ305
Jan 21, 2010 1:07 pm
Jodie80
Jodie80
21 January 2010

house and contents insurance. best prices

house and contents insurance. best prices

I don't know if you can haggle... but i recommend checking the PDS's of the Insurance Co.'s that you shortlist. Check that they DO cover what you need. If you're in the…

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Jodie80
Jan 21, 2010 1:53 pm
Jodie80
artstitches
artstitches
21 January 2010

Wyndella Estate, Truganina

Wyndella Estate, Truganina
VIC

We bought a block in stage 1 of the Wyndella estate and moved in last August. It's hard to give much of an opinion on the estate itself as it's still very much…

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artstitches
Jan 21, 2010 4:18 pm
artstitches


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