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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 1:47 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 3:29 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 4:16 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 5:47 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 6:51 pm
mpcj
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virgin-builder
Jan 19, 2010 8:00 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 8:33 pm
octain
fullystressed
fullystressed
19 January 2010

Duel Occupancy

Duel Occupancy

I'm in Sydney. Thanks.

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fullystressed
Jan 19, 2010 9:56 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 10:48 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 11:15 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 11:46 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 11:57 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 12:34 pm
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 1:44 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 4:29 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 5:25 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 7:39 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 8:50 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 9:52 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 10:05 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 11:27 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 11:44 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 11:53 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 12:57 pm
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 2:07 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 2:53 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 5:18 pm
artstitches
mdzzj
mdzzj
21 January 2010

Near to PCI date?

Near to PCI date?

Painter has just began this week on our site, ss says best case scenario end of Feb to me that means the end of March. Although things have been moving quickly so far I…

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mdzzj
Jan 21, 2010 5:30 pm
somewoman
somewoman
21 January 2010

ChrisL's duplex in Marion SA

ChrisL's duplex in Marion SA
SA
1, 2

Wow - not in yet? =((( Hope things are going ok for you guys, Chris...

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somewoman
Jan 21, 2010 6:03 pm
somewoman
mickeyb
mickeyb
21 January 2010

WHICH BUILDER TO GO FOR?

WHICH BUILDER TO GO FOR?
WA

When we looked for a house, we first looked at what we needed in a house, room sizes, house layout, size of the house, how it sat on the block and cost to build. We also…

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mickeyb
Jan 21, 2010 6:41 pm
mickeyb
lwbjl
lwbjl
21 January 2010

Building Coral homes Fraser 251 - Bricks and plaster done

Building Coral homes Fraser 251 - Bricks and plaster done
1, 2, 3

Well its all bricked now and looks great... The inside has all been plastered.... The plaster boards have been put on rushed... There are chips everywhere and holes to be…

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lwbjl
Jan 21, 2010 8:10 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
21 January 2010

Lighting/Heat Lamp question for after the build......

Lighting/Heat Lamp question for after the build......

We had heat lamps installed to both our bathrooms (established house) & the electrician used existing light hole & also switch on wall was replaced with heatlamp switch,…

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Cooper32
Jan 21, 2010 8:33 pm
mickeyb
mickeyb
21 January 2010

tradesman cashy jobs.....??

tradesman cashy jobs.....??

Good Luck with trying to get your lights installed during construction. If it's not on the contract then you can't install them as Big M won't allow it. We are doing…

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mickeyb
Jan 21, 2010 10:16 pm
mickeyb
InPakenham
InPakenham
21 January 2010

$26K grant rejected

$26K grant rejected

Sorry to bring up an old thread but im getting close to the 26 weeks and wondering if you got this sorted? What needs to be done by the end of the 26th week for it to be…

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InPakenham
Jan 21, 2010 10:33 pm
themax
themax
22 January 2010

To feature tile or not to feature tile?????

To feature tile or not to feature tile?????
1, 2

It's great Makoby that you have made your decision, I hope you'll post pics so we can see, it will be lovely I am sure.

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themax
Jan 22, 2010 8:22 am
themax
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
22 January 2010

Help - Wisdom builders

Help - Wisdom builders
NSW

Yay - they are fixing some part of it - but I'm not sure about all - trying to chat with my SS but mobile phone coverage is bad!

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stonecutter1309
Jan 22, 2010 10:39 am
stonecutter1309
Dollar
Dollar
22 January 2010

Brick Help

Brick Help

I know what you mean Vundaful. Does clash a…

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Dollar
Jan 22, 2010 11:21 am
borg
borg
22 January 2010

Smooth finish Panel lift door - WTF is oil canning?

Smooth finish Panel lift door - WTF is oil canning?
SA

Putting two and two together I have made an assumption on what oil canning is. It must be on smooth finish door where you see the shinning oil look where the door is not…

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borg
Jan 22, 2010 1:09 pm
borg
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
22 January 2010

Henley Flooring Promotion

Henley Flooring Promotion

hmmm I'm no expert but I thought laminate flooring and engineered floorboards mean the same thing, i.e. man-made/fabricated timber-look on the top-most layer? I have…

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rocketleaves
Jan 22, 2010 4:50 pm
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
22 January 2010

Anyone built with this builder? (WA)

Anyone built with this builder? (WA)
WA

Thanks for asking jbarry :) Our meeting went well, the sales guy was extremely accommodating, to the point where he shifted an appointment so we could spend longer with…

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Jax&Trav
Jan 22, 2010 6:54 pm
Echo
Echo
22 January 2010

Anyone Flying SOLO??

Anyone Flying SOLO??
SA
1 ... 9, 10, 11

I'm getting a new couch. My current one has half the arm ripped off due to an exploratory mission by Professor Midas (PhD K9 PITA). His…

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Echo
Jan 22, 2010 9:28 pm
Echo
bobbaloochi
bobbaloochi
23 January 2010

First Timer Building the Chandler MKII

First Timer Building the Chandler MKII

Hi there! Can't believe i have found someone building the Chandler Alfresco - we are about to sign up to build the Preston which is basically the same house! Land is on…

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bobbaloochi
Jan 23, 2010 10:39 am
kek
kek
23 January 2010

Dividing Fences question

Dividing Fences question
WA

There's also issues about quotations and type of fence What if someone put up a gold plated fence and wanted you to pay half ? or what if they…

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kek
Jan 23, 2010 2:32 pm
kek
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
23 January 2010

6 bedroom floorplan, does it exist?

6 bedroom floorplan, does it exist?
VIC

well Chug's home is going to be beautiful, I can see it now - so spacious and well laid out. And Dirk's home is amazing - that is one big home,…

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dirkadirk
Jan 23, 2010 3:57 pm
lightsview
lightsview
23 January 2010

Dechellis Homes.. anyone building with them?

Dechellis Homes.. anyone building with them?
SA

Hi Leanne, I'm not building with them but I've only heard good things about them. Perhaps try posting your question under the "Building in SA" thread. Sorry I can't be…

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lightsview
Jan 23, 2010 4:40 pm
Rowena
Rowena
23 January 2010

Grass cutting & Rubbish Removal before construction start

Grass cutting & Rubbish Removal before construction start

My understanding with our builder, is that the block has to be clear of debris/rubbish and the grass cut, prior to them commencing the build. We've already mowed and…

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Rowena
Jan 23, 2010 5:27 pm
Rowena
Dobly
Dobly
23 January 2010

Piers, foundations, soil report, screw pile - PROBLEM!

Piers, foundations, soil report, screw pile - PROBLEM!

Hi all The engineer has just gotten back to me with his plan for the house. Mostly his plan is about the foundation system. He has (on my request) used screw piles as a…

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Dobly
Jan 23, 2010 6:05 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
23 January 2010

Subdividing blocks in new estates

Subdividing blocks in new estates

Can you find any info on the estates covenants? Do they have a website? Which estate? :th:

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cazoraz
Jan 23, 2010 6:36 pm
cazoraz
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
23 January 2010

Solatubes downstairs

Solatubes downstairs

Just wondering if anyone has installed solatubes in a downstairs room (the website says it can be done) and what the cost of this is? We have just received some fantastic…

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Scaredy Cat
Jan 23, 2010 9:16 pm


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