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Fiffaro
Fiffaro
12 February 2010

How far in advance is your handover date booked?

How far in advance is your handover date booked?

Thanks for your responses! The building was travelling so well before xmas. Then I went on a 3 week holiday and returned in the new year to a not…

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Fiffaro
Feb 12, 2010 8:22 am
Shelz
Shelz
12 February 2010

Charlie's Place | PHOTOS! |

Charlie's Place | PHOTOS! |
VIC
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Hey Charlie, Your home is beauuuuutiful :: :: :: :: I love how the colours work together & I really love the features walls!!!! I noticed you moved the back window in the…

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Shelz
Feb 12, 2010 9:38 am
kirsada
kirsada
12 February 2010

Fascia and gutter colour: HELP!

Fascia and gutter colour: HELP!

No probs. You could post your colour selections in Michelle's decorating forum as she is fabulous!!

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kirsada
Feb 12, 2010 10:22 am
kirsada
Belial
Belial
12 February 2010

Building Standards

Building Standards

Also i *think* most public libraries have copies of the BCA and possibly some of the australian standards. usually they are for in library use, ie can't be borrowed.…

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Belial
Feb 12, 2010 10:33 am
Belial
borg
borg
12 February 2010

Air con not big enough??

Air con not big enough??

20kwatts is not necessarily more energy efficient. If you worried about energy efficiency do not run all six zones at once.

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borg
Feb 12, 2010 1:18 pm
borg
TamDaz
TamDaz
12 February 2010

Insurance for building - HELP PLEASE.

Insurance for building - HELP PLEASE.
SA

Thank you so much Tranceozzy. I will be sure to follow that up. We have current house and contents insurance with CGU, so was hoping to go through them if needed. Will…

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TamDaz
Feb 12, 2010 6:58 pm
utesrock
utesrock
12 February 2010

Advice on change requested by builder

Advice on change requested by builder

Great news btherl, glad it worked out for you. ::

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utesrock
Feb 12, 2010 7:03 pm
Rusty311
Rusty311
12 February 2010

Sewer Inspection point and Manhole

Sewer Inspection point and Manhole
SA

There is an Aus company that has complied with Aus Standards. Not sure about cost of if you can fill with Dirt / Turf But here is one of their products.

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Rusty311
Feb 12, 2010 8:01 pm
MissLotus
MissLotus
12 February 2010

Recommendations for Draftsman?

Recommendations for Draftsman?
VIC

To either extend up or knock down the house and rebuild. But at the moment, I was…

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MissLotus
Feb 12, 2010 8:42 pm
ani
ani
12 February 2010

Blue's house in Yanchep - final inspection!!!!!

Blue's house in Yanchep - final inspection!!!!!
WA
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Wow Blue, how exciting! Keep us posted! I can't wait to hear how final inspection went!

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ani
Feb 12, 2010 9:31 pm
ani
Polo
Polo
13 February 2010

Site costs for Lyndarum

Site costs for Lyndarum
VIC

Hi, I'm building in Aurora Estate, sorry I can't give you a figure on my site cost because it is fixed. There are alot of site costs discussion on this forum, therefore I…

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Polo
Feb 13, 2010 2:23 pm

My site supervisor changed on me during the Australia Day week and make sure they are up to date and know all the details you have told your previous supervisor. It…

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noddyninja
Feb 13, 2010 8:07 pm
noddyninja
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Houspect Building Inspections

Houspect Building Inspections

Hey Al,, I rang Alex today (supporting the forum advertisers ;) ) and he is inspecting a possible purchase for us on Tuesday. I will report back soon but so far very…

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2010 12:14 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 February 2010

Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors
VIC

I will let you know if Alex from Urban is any good after Tuesday...he is doing a dual report for us!

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mattwalker
Feb 14, 2010 12:21 am
mattwalker
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
14 February 2010

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?

Is it worth to build a 6-start energy homes?
1, 2, 3

Okay, my subjective experience. :) I've lived in a number of west facing houses and two north facing houses and orientation makes a difference. A…

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Zerosignal
Feb 14, 2010 12:44 am
leebuild
leebuild
14 February 2010

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?

PRESTART - What did you do and how much did you spend ?
1, 2

yes would love to see. we are hoping to tile to ceiling in ensuite and bathroom with a 200 x 600 tile and are a little scared . building a commodore house through wahc. We…

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leebuild
Feb 14, 2010 10:38 pm
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Oh No We have to change the deck railings!

Thanks Guys We could not change any levels as the backyard is already on a slope downhill so that would end up in more retaining, and the deck is already up. Suh I am…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 10:42 pm
take2
take2
take2
14 February 2010

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

Scyon matrix cladding vs linea/stria cladding

We have used the stria cladding on our house, it gives a clean lines not as busy as linea, there also has been a lot of…

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take2
Feb 14, 2010 10:47 pm
take2
faerie
faerie
15 February 2010

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

Reasonable $ per meter for fencing

We are building in the South Eastern suburbs, if someone could pm me some details for a good fencer that would be fantastic. :D

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faerie
Feb 15, 2010 11:17 am
faerie
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mummagoose
Feb 15, 2010 11:59 am
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 February 2010

Shire of Mitchell

Shire of Mitchell
VIC

Pretty much all it says on there is that you have to apply for a permit if you have 3+ of a certain animal - which is the same as what we have here in Hume. But they way…

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Twiggy
Feb 15, 2010 2:26 pm
Twiggy
van
van
15 February 2010

Baybreeze 27 Stylemaster Homes

Baybreeze 27 Stylemaster Homes
QLD

Thanks for that info! They seem to be offering a pretty good package atm with their upgrades..but you're right about the colourbond roof thing..cheaper to go…

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van
Feb 15, 2010 3:15 pm
heater07
heater07
15 February 2010

Colourbond roof - scratched?

Colourbond roof - scratched?

great. thanks for yourhelp.

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heater07
Feb 15, 2010 3:34 pm
sleven
sleven
15 February 2010

Floor tiles

Floor tiles

I am going for DARK tiles and DARK grout - after having light tiles with light grout in our current house (that we are about to rip up and replace before we put it on the…

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sleven
Feb 15, 2010 6:18 pm
sleven
sleven
sleven
15 February 2010

Is it normal to be this stressed?

Is it normal to be this stressed?

Maybe too late for your colour selection Riverton, but hopefully I catch some other stressed out colour confused peeps! I have been a subscriber to house magazines for a…

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sleven
Feb 15, 2010 6:29 pm
sleven
Bam
Bam
15 February 2010

Hot Water System Recommendations please :)

Hot Water System Recommendations please :)
VIC

Hijack away Eskay40 :lol: Anything you ask on the topic will simply give me more info! I didnt get a chance to get pricing on hot water systems - such a hectic day ::hyst:: But I…

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Bam
Feb 15, 2010 7:37 pm
Bam
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
15 February 2010

Damn THIEVES! Way to start the week

Damn THIEVES! Way to start the week
VIC

Happens all the time mate. I've seen it happening - usually around 10pm at night cops will come if you call them…

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Zerosignal
Feb 15, 2010 8:23 pm
van
van
15 February 2010

Building with stylemaster

Building with stylemaster
QLD

Hey guys..! would love to hear how your experience with Stylemaster was....and love pictures! we are going to build the baybreeze 27...

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van
Feb 15, 2010 9:18 pm
fruitty
fruitty
15 February 2010

Non-structual change after signing - PD ACCESS HELP!

Non-structual change after signing - PD ACCESS HELP!
VIC

We are paying too much for this house to simply give in. I am going to tell them to simple change the order, I don't care what order has been…

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fruitty
Feb 15, 2010 10:35 pm
fruitty
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
16 February 2010

Floor tiles or Timber ???

Floor tiles or Timber ???

I think it is a personal choice and usage patterns that will determine the type of floor. Our choice was simple - timber everywhere excluding wet areas, balcony, porch and…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 16, 2010 10:12 am
ebyelyakov
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 February 2010

Margins on Upgrades

Margins on Upgrades

We do :: ... and is a good reason to stay above ground :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 16, 2010 11:37 am
onc_artisan
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
16 February 2010

First inspection - any tips?

First inspection - any tips?

From the top of my head viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29212&hilit=inspection+check+list There are others but I can't find them quickly enough :-/

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virgin-builder
Feb 16, 2010 5:34 pm
virgin-builder
shonzilla
shonzilla
16 February 2010

Is this overdone?

Is this overdone?
WA

Hi, I ended up choosing Surfmist tuscan effect - slight wood grain to it. Along with everything else Surfmist inc the front door. Not sure on the render at the moment,…

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shonzilla
Feb 16, 2010 6:54 pm
shonzilla
Nursepeter
Nursepeter
16 February 2010

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(
1, 2

Yeah our only issue has been with the sales consultant. The sooner that monkey is off our back the better. I had a sit down meeting with the sales manager last week and…

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Nursepeter
Feb 16, 2010 8:30 pm
Nursepeter
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
16 February 2010

steel frame v wood frame

steel frame v wood frame
SA

I know carpenters spend 4 years learning their trade. Steel frame erectors I believe only need to do a 7 week course to get their…

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Hills Guy
Feb 16, 2010 8:31 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
16 February 2010

New Build Gisborne VIC - Custom vs Spec

New Build Gisborne VIC - Custom vs Spec
VIC

Mummagoose when you say you got a price in the middle, if you don't mind me asking roughly what does that work out per square…

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mummagoose
Feb 16, 2010 9:13 pm
fruitty
fruitty
16 February 2010

Pre contract checklist and action items

Pre contract checklist and action items

set aside time (lots of it) to read this forum to familiarise yourselves with potential issues pre,during & post build! Make sure everything quoted is written down!

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fruitty
Feb 16, 2010 10:52 pm
fruitty
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Evidence of ownership after settlement?

Evidence of ownership after settlement?

You can usually use either a letter from your conveyancer, or a council rates notice (which we received pretty promptly after settlement :? ). A copy of the title is great,…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 7:57 am
kek
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Maybe stupid question....what comes next??

Maybe stupid question....what comes next??

Different builders do things in different orders - plus it sometimes depends which trades are available as to what gets done first. Sometimes they seem to do things…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 8:00 am
kek
Riss
Riss
17 February 2010

The Majestic

The Majestic

Thanks Tam...I have PM'd you back :D Looks like we are the only one's building the Majestic too

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Riss
Feb 17, 2010 8:47 am
Stormy
Stormy
17 February 2010

Wanting to Use Old Red recycled bricks with H3nley.

Wanting to Use Old Red recycled bricks with H3nley.

Unforunately, that's what happens with most volume builders. You will not be able to supply any of the building materials, fittings or appliances. It's usually the case as…

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Stormy
Feb 17, 2010 9:24 am
Stormy
seals
seals
17 February 2010

P and J Construction - Lyndhurst. Anyone built with them?

P and J Construction - Lyndhurst. Anyone built with them?

I looked at them BUT found some of the finishes very average... Cheers

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seals
Feb 17, 2010 9:52 am
kyton
kyton
17 February 2010

Keys to your home????

Keys to your home????

With the amount of theft going on in building estates I would think that the majority of people would be happy that (a) the home was securely locked and (b) that the keys…

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kyton
Feb 17, 2010 10:24 am
kyton
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
17 February 2010

Anyone Require Fill In The Newcastle/Central Coast Region?

Anyone Require Fill In The Newcastle/Central Coast Region?
NSW

try http://www.landfillregister.com.au - you register if you have fill, or need it and how much, and people contact you, our you find them -…

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joannapaulp
Feb 17, 2010 10:26 am
ads89
ads89
17 February 2010

steel framed home builders

steel framed home builders
WA

maybe try statewide building soultions pty ltd i think they're perth based and they mentioned steel framing

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ads89
Feb 17, 2010 11:31 am
ads89
ads89
17 February 2010

Confusion over which stage to get inspection

Confusion over which stage to get inspection

if i was building a house, i'd personally get about 3 inspections done. But to be safe, 4 is good :z:

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ads89
Feb 17, 2010 11:33 am
ring09
ring09
17 February 2010

Has Anyone used Newport Brick with Jasper window colour?

Has Anyone used Newport Brick with Jasper window colour?

Hi I contacted Austral Bricks the other day and spoke to them regarding having a feature on their website or at their display centres, where you can put in the actual…

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ring09
Feb 17, 2010 12:05 pm
ring09

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