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mdzzj
mdzzj
1 February 2010

PD Sales Quote Vs Tender Quote

PD Sales Quote Vs Tender Quote
VIC

Hi Yellow We found the sales quote very close to the tender amount. Our meetings were also 4 weeks apart at tender some things were a little more and then some would be…

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mdzzj
Feb 01, 2010 5:38 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2010

Aluminium hinged door or Corinthian Infinity ? Please help !

Aluminium hinged door or Corinthian Infinity ? Please help !

Corinthian entry doors will be fine... but aluminium is the better product & Stegbar is good. Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2010 5:57 pm
ECOECO
just Erin
just Erin
1 February 2010

PCI inspection - who represents the builder

PCI inspection - who represents the builder
WA

I wish ours was with our SS, he's great. We've had a really good relationship direct with him (although meant to communicate via our admin)...

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just Erin
Feb 01, 2010 6:50 pm
just Erin
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
15 February 2010

timber floors

timber floors

Grading classifies appearance only. Grades are determined by visual inspection only. According to AU Standards there are something like three grades being character,…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 15, 2010 1:29 pm
ebyelyakov
poppamatic
poppamatic
1 February 2010

Tiler charges - Ceramic

Tiler charges - Ceramic
VIC

In Brisbane/SEQ we've been quoted $35/m2 + gst for invoiced job and $35/m2 for cash

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poppamatic
Feb 01, 2010 9:03 pm
undanceable
undanceable
1 February 2010

National Builders or Dennis Family

National Builders or Dennis Family
VIC
1, 2

I am also currently divided between NBG and DFH. I especially like the fact that evaporative cooling, vacuum system and a bunch of other stuff are standard in NBG. NBG…

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undanceable
Feb 01, 2010 11:28 pm
Candylea
Candylea
2 February 2010

Final Invoice - Any suggestions?

Final Invoice - Any suggestions?
VIC

For my builder, what I said previously happens. I know because I work in the accounts department. It may happen differently in different builders. In the end, it all checks out.

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Candylea
Feb 02, 2010 12:55 am
Candylea
Up2nogood
Up2nogood
2 February 2010

Do I choose Merlin or Guardian Garage Door Opener? Any more

Do I choose Merlin or Guardian Garage Door Opener? Any more

Merlins work fine, we have five of them and no issues. And they're relatively inexpensive and are available from Bunnings if you need to replace one should they fail.

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Up2nogood
Feb 02, 2010 7:20 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 February 2010

Feature Stairs

Feature Stairs
SA

This is similar to BecH's. I love the look of these, so…

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gettingThere
Feb 02, 2010 10:12 am
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Bam
Feb 02, 2010 10:27 am
Bam
SofiWY
SofiWY
2 February 2010

Leaky issue-PD

Leaky issue-PD
VIC

:) :) :) :) :) thank you so much , Lisanne, Kek and Macy !!

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SofiWY
Feb 02, 2010 12:38 pm
Stephanie
Stephanie
2 February 2010

Building a new house in Metung on the Coast

Building a new house in Metung on the Coast
VIC

Hi everyone, thought it might be best to start my own thread here. I have made all my selections for everything and signed my contract to get the grant…

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Stephanie
Feb 02, 2010 12:43 pm
Stephanie
roverer
roverer
2 February 2010

Building with Rawson - The Benham in Canberra

Building with Rawson - The Benham in Canberra
ACT

I've just signed a tender for a Benham, I've been told it will take approx 1 week. Has anyone else made progress with their Benham?

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roverer
Feb 02, 2010 1:58 pm
mr_jas
mr_jas
2 February 2010

Scott Park Homes - Reccomend a Sales Consultant

Scott Park Homes - Reccomend a Sales Consultant
WA

Hi wrexster, I'd probably agree with Manning06 on this. We found a sales consultant at CH that we got on with like a house on fire and took care of all of our concerns,…

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mr_jas
Feb 02, 2010 2:49 pm
cream
cream
2 February 2010

Double Storey Brick Selection

Double Storey Brick Selection

hi all the sand, That sounds really really great if you could post them up!! - Ive seen one or two chocolate bricked houses but they are single storey and have choc motar…

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cream
Feb 02, 2010 3:02 pm
cream
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
2 February 2010

Our plan

Our plan
VIC

I love the plan. The only thing I'd consider would be a double basin in the ensuite but that's because where we're at I'm always running to…

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D200 Doug
Feb 02, 2010 6:01 pm
TamDaz
TamDaz
2 February 2010

Henley Majestic or Emperor

Henley Majestic or Emperor

Hey Riss - we are building The Majestic. We are in Adelaide though. Currently at Lock-Up stage - trying to sort out electrical.

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TamDaz
Feb 02, 2010 6:11 pm
Liberty
Liberty
2 February 2010

Building New Home - Blog

Building New Home - Blog
NSW

Hi Lea. Had a look at your blog - looks great! There's a thread at the top of this forum that you can add your link to. What are you going to do about your benchtop…

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Liberty
Feb 02, 2010 10:52 pm
somewoman
somewoman
3 February 2010

Is Longridge Homes Adelaides slowest builder??

Is Longridge Homes Adelaides slowest builder??
SA

I understand the bit about wearing you down... We were only about a month into this build when I told my husband that I didn't think I could live in the house without…

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somewoman
Feb 03, 2010 1:06 am
somewoman
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
3 February 2010

Should suplier delays cost me?

Should suplier delays cost me?
WA

Yeah, Casa is right. and you can just turn around and say do what you must as long as the house is built according to the signed contract. Then you can turn it around on…

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TimmyDunlop
Feb 03, 2010 9:17 am
mdzzj
mdzzj
3 February 2010

Nougat bricks

Nougat bricks
VIC

Hi Lots of pictures on my blog (link below) We did have a couple go green but they have since been cleaned.

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mdzzj
Feb 03, 2010 9:29 am
Pugs
Pugs
3 February 2010

When does the telephone line need to be done?

When does the telephone line need to be done?
VIC

We got a price today to get the telephone cable installed. Just to lay the cable and connections it $299 which I gather is standard, and we are…

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Pugs
Feb 03, 2010 10:34 am
Pugs
SofiWY
SofiWY
3 February 2010

I have land!

I have land!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

:: :: in my memory, my contract was 1 wk later than yours...but we moved in mid Jan.... ::hyst:: ::hyst:: it was unhappy delay at the begin due to the rock, admin etc etc..but finally…

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SofiWY
Feb 03, 2010 12:56 pm
Pisces
Pisces
3 February 2010

YEEAAH's house with HBC - HOME SWEET HOME

YEEAAH's house with HBC - HOME SWEET HOME
WA
1 ... 13, 14, 15

congrats on moving in YEEAAH! didnt realise u guys had moved in so quick! we will have to walk over and say welcome to the neighbourhood! :)

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Pisces
Feb 03, 2010 1:07 pm
Pisces
jodge
jodge
3 February 2010

painting bricks... external

painting bricks... external
NSW

Hey buzz and anthonybaz. . . one more thing. . . we were also advised to put another product on the wall underneath all the weepholes and dampcourse. . . it's called…

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jodge
Feb 03, 2010 2:36 pm
jodge
borg
borg
3 February 2010

proposed WM space blocking door

proposed WM space blocking door

If they would have picked it up earlier they may have been able to use the same door and just turn it upside down. To change it now will require a lot of work, and re…

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borg
Feb 03, 2010 3:20 pm
borg

also not finished yet. . . there's a bit of brown in…

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jodge
Feb 03, 2010 4:26 pm
jodge
ani
ani
3 February 2010

Neighbours wall on the building line

Neighbours wall on the building line
1, 2

I was initially kinda hoping my neighbour would build with a boundary wall so that I could have a bit more privacy from one direction out the front, and so I could use it…

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ani
Feb 03, 2010 4:34 pm
ani
lufcinoz
lufcinoz
3 February 2010

Bankisa Grove WA Land Titles

Bankisa Grove WA Land Titles
WA

Hi We purchased a block in stage 4 and they said titles would be issued in December 09 and guess what they were :) Cheers Nicky

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lufcinoz
Feb 03, 2010 7:07 pm
jessie87
jessie87
3 February 2010

Need help with external selections please!!!!

Need help with external selections please!!!!

I like the Santorini block but you prob dont want to hear that..... hahaha. Out of the normal range I would go for Almond. I hope this helps!

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jessie87
Feb 03, 2010 7:46 pm
Twiggy
Twiggy
3 February 2010

who to build with?

who to build with?
VIC

hehe. It'd work a treat when the drunks are hugging the toilet as well...suddenly all seems not so bad

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Twiggy
Feb 03, 2010 11:26 pm
Twiggy
rivercup
rivercup
4 February 2010

Shotcrete vs retaining wall

Shotcrete vs retaining wall
NSW

I see, thanks for the advice ppl.

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rivercup
Feb 04, 2010 9:57 am
mdzzj
mdzzj
4 February 2010

Build Period

Build Period

Hi Yellow It does depend on many things, below is the dates each stage has been completed on our build but this is a single story. We have been very lucky as hardly a…

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mdzzj
Feb 04, 2010 12:21 pm
chezza
chezza
4 February 2010

Garbage Bins

Garbage Bins

Thanks guys, didnt think it would be for free :(

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chezza
Feb 04, 2010 12:58 pm
Lex
Lex
4 February 2010

Rock Allowances - what did your builder do?

Rock Allowances - what did your builder do?
VIC

But thats o.k, no one was watching anyway lol Huh!?!?? :lol: :lol: :lol: (oh, you meant noone…

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Lex
Feb 04, 2010 1:03 pm
Lex

Hi McKelvie Congratulations - how very exciting. I too have had a look at your kitchen. I think perhaps I would be inclined to get rid of the middle island bench. You…

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jbarry
Feb 04, 2010 2:29 pm
freddyflop
freddyflop
4 February 2010

Rossdale Homes - fixed price guarantee

Rossdale Homes - fixed price guarantee

I'm pretty confused about this. The website says "After signing the contract, you can change the price, but Rossdale can't."…

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freddyflop
Feb 04, 2010 3:04 pm
waranraz
waranraz
4 February 2010

Rangehood ducted

Rangehood ducted

Thanks.. I was worried my builder will play the "word games" with me. ..As it also mentions over...I was kind of worried when my roof tiles came up, and there is no…

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waranraz
Feb 04, 2010 3:19 pm
waranraz
SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
4 February 2010

Matrix Cladding Photos

Matrix Cladding Photos
NSW

Hi, We are building a custom designed home in Western Sydney. I am looking for examples of people who have built a 2 story house that have…

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SYD-YYZ
Feb 04, 2010 3:33 pm
Dollar
Dollar
4 February 2010

Wall sarking/Wall wrap - is it worth it?

Wall sarking/Wall wrap - is it worth it?
1, 2

Ours came standard, no whirly bird. It wasn't even discussed and TBH we didn't even think of it. So that's what those whirly bird are for! I have been seeing a fair few of…

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Dollar
Feb 04, 2010 5:00 pm
Ari
Ari
4 February 2010

Temporary Fencing

Temporary Fencing

We paid for temp fencing to go all four sides of our house as they insisted we needed to have it regardless of our already installed post and wire fencing. However they…

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Ari
Feb 04, 2010 5:21 pm
Helyn
Helyn
4 February 2010

Distance between wall and land boundry

Distance between wall and land boundry

In our council, garage walls without windows may be on the boundary, subject to neighbour consent. House walls, with or without windows must be 900mm away - no neighbour…

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Helyn
Feb 04, 2010 7:54 pm
Helyn
fruitty
fruitty
4 February 2010

Building with Henley - Question

Building with Henley - Question
VIC

Once you meet up with the SS if you ask nice enough for his mobile (make sure to promise not to bother him for every little things and DON'T break your promise). SS is…

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fruitty
Feb 04, 2010 9:51 pm
fruitty
charlie
charlie
4 February 2010

My first home - Santorini 26 by M3tr!con

My first home - Santorini 26 by M3tr!con
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey Jellybean - Congratulations on handover (I'm assuming it actually went ahead?) I'm amazed that…

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charlie
Feb 04, 2010 10:08 pm
charlie

Saw the frame arrive on Wednesday and today I drove by and it was all pretty much up!!! Yay! Haven't got any photos of the frame yet, but I have a photo of the frame…

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coopsmummy
Feb 05, 2010 12:14 am
coopsmummy
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
5 February 2010

Sarking or whirly bird?

Sarking or whirly bird?
VIC

We are building in The Ponds, an estate with its own guidelines apart from the Council's ... They asked our builder to provide sarking, atleast medium grade to go with our…

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bluemetal77
Feb 05, 2010 9:52 am
bluemetal77
Belial
Belial
5 February 2010

Post Contract Variation - Contractually Binding if signed???

Post Contract Variation - Contractually Binding if signed???
1, 2

Hi All, I have an UPDATE. Mike 1 - Builder 0 They have backed down, conceded it was their mistake and that they should have been more…

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Belial
Feb 05, 2010 1:50 pm
Belial
G_girl
G_girl
5 February 2010

HELP! Advise on bathroom tiles that has been laid!

HELP! Advise on bathroom tiles that has been laid!
1, 2

Yes the lipping looks bad. Is that lipped tile near a drain...? As some inexperienced tilers find it harder to get a fall…

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G_girl
Feb 05, 2010 4:06 pm
aus_buster
aus_buster
5 February 2010

Mortar Question - Is this Offwhite ?

Mortar Question - Is this Offwhite ?
NSW

Thanks guys. I will wait and see how the bricks turn up after they are cleaned.

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aus_buster
Feb 05, 2010 5:54 pm
Evan
Evan
5 February 2010

Upgrading from 28 course to 31 course for $13850?

Upgrading from 28 course to 31 course for $13850?

Yes, but I would imagine that is included in $350 penalty fees. So the $900 resubmission fee (when council says $93.50) is not ethical. Plus they have already jack up the…

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Evan
Feb 05, 2010 8:28 pm


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