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Dollar
Dollar
3 November 2009

Neighbours builders lost the boundary pegs

Neighbours builders lost the boundary pegs

Terrible! It's not fair you have to pay to get a survey done. The pegs shouldn't really be removed as they are there for obvious reasons so stuff like this doesn't happen.…

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Dollar
Nov 03, 2009 2:23 pm
lisahello
lisahello
3 November 2009

Objections to planning applications - can you find out who?

Objections to planning applications - can you find out who?
VIC

Hey Iggle, How did you go? did Council tell you anything? hope it does not hold anything up!

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lisahello
Nov 03, 2009 4:38 pm
joles
joles
3 November 2009

Invoice sent to us after handover ???

Invoice sent to us after handover ???

I think I would pay it for a number of reasons. You were forwarned that there could be cost for rock, so the invoice itslef is not a surprise (just the timing). You…

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joles
Nov 03, 2009 4:45 pm
joles
Frogger
Frogger
3 November 2009

Bricks going Green!!

Bricks going Green!!

After talking with Austral, the simple solution is that they go back to cleaning the bricks the old fashion way - cleaning as they go. Its when they acid wash them, that…

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Frogger
Nov 03, 2009 5:20 pm
Rinny
Rinny
3 November 2009

Anyone building the Nelson with M?

Anyone building the Nelson with M?

Ah great to know, thanks. We are at completion stage now, so they are currently painting and will commence the fitout soon.

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Rinny
Nov 03, 2009 7:57 pm

seems to be just personal preference then i guess!! i ended up doing the bathrooms the same and the laundry a darker variation of them: bathrooms- benches - natural…

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cazoraz
Nov 03, 2009 9:15 pm
cazoraz
poppamatic
poppamatic
4 November 2009

help me reduce wasted space

help me reduce wasted space
QLD

1. is the island bench of 3.6m x 0.9m too long for a 4.6m long kitchen? 2. an entrance hallwa of 2260mm down to 1000mm - that's a bit too…

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poppamatic
Nov 04, 2009 12:10 am
Mrs B
Mrs B
4 November 2009

Stacker Door Fly Screen Doors

Stacker Door Fly Screen Doors
VIC

We are getting the see through (no bars/grills) wire doors for our stackers in 2 weeks. I will post a picture of how it looks. I just ordered one set for now (5 to go)…

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Mrs B
Nov 04, 2009 6:02 am
Mrs B
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
4 November 2009

Hoping to build quick and avoid the HEAT WAVE?!

Hoping to build quick and avoid the HEAT WAVE?!
VIC
1, 2

We're building the brookvale and it took 13 weeks to get us to lock up stage. Enjoy the journey!!!

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overwhelmed
Nov 04, 2009 1:34 pm
buzz
buzz
4 November 2009

House different to contract..... soon to handover???? HELP!

House different to contract..... soon to handover???? HELP!
1, 2, 3

Hi Kirby! so glad you're finally in, and with eaves. I bet they didn't like having to fix that mess! :roll: Sounds like an ordeal.... hopefully you can be all settled by the…

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buzz
Nov 04, 2009 3:16 pm
buzz
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
4 November 2009

picked my colours today!

picked my colours today!

I have a Stipple Seal laundry bench too :) It's a nice colour.

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CarolineJ
Nov 04, 2009 5:41 pm
angelic_jo
angelic_jo
4 November 2009

scott salisbury homes

scott salisbury homes
SA

Hi, We are currently looking at building in a rural area and have been advised that Scott Salisbury will not build in our area ::cry:: We are very much in love with their…

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angelic_jo
Nov 04, 2009 6:48 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
4 November 2009

should floor tiles and carpet be almost the same colour?

should floor tiles and carpet be almost the same colour?

We're using creamy coloured tiles and a mid to dark brown carpet. We liked the contrast, but it's a bit simpler for us because we didn't have to…

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cazoraz
Nov 04, 2009 7:39 pm
cazoraz
welsh
welsh
4 November 2009

ugly looking fence

ugly looking fence

Sorry guys, I was reading the contract wrongly. Actually, It is 30 lm allowance, which means 30 meters long fence allowance instead of $30 lm.

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welsh
Nov 04, 2009 7:58 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 November 2009

does anyone have tallowwood floors??.....Photos please!

does anyone have tallowwood floors??.....Photos please!

Some feature grade tallowood could be compared to a pin cushion - I'd look at standard grade

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Dukekamaya
Nov 04, 2009 8:26 pm
Dukekamaya
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Jose27
Nov 04, 2009 8:41 pm
Chedasha
Chedasha
4 November 2009

Confession Time: How often do you visit your site?

Confession Time: How often do you visit your site?
1, 2

I said hardly ever. As Its about a 140km round trip so not something you just do as daily trip. Probably once every so often when things happen we go down on a weekend…

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Chedasha
Nov 04, 2009 9:33 pm
arkanah
arkanah
4 November 2009

Brisbane knockdown and rebuild

Brisbane knockdown and rebuild
QLD

Hi, long time reader, first time poster :) yes it is possible. We are currently in the last throes of sub dividing a northside block. There was an old house on it which…

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arkanah
Nov 04, 2009 10:16 pm
Macy
Macy
5 November 2009

How much did your termitte protection cost?

How much did your termitte protection cost?

Sorry blessedpeople, I got a little confused there. I saw your reply on the other thread and for some reason thought you were the OP. That cost is much more reasonable…

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Macy
Nov 05, 2009 3:07 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
5 November 2009

Grrrrr more fencing dramas!

Grrrrr more fencing dramas!

Very true. After I've calmed down for a bit, my fiance and I decided because they are letting him do some electrical work (something they originally said no to as their…

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mrs_smith
Nov 05, 2009 5:09 pm
mrs_smith
Aimen
Aimen
5 November 2009

Anyone building a Riva?

Anyone building a Riva?
VIC

Hi yer i am building a riva too very nice home just perfect. :D

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Aimen
Nov 05, 2009 5:42 pm
Aimen
mechx
mechx
6 November 2009

Gate automation

Gate automation

I'm buiding a telescopic gate using this idea: http://www.telescopicgate.com it seems to work (I hope :th: ). I'll post pix when it'll be…

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mechx
Nov 06, 2009 7:15 am
dmynott
dmynott
6 November 2009

Lock up to completion - how long?

Lock up to completion - how long?

Hey, just wanted to revive this as we hit Lock up yesterday. Really want to know how long if things go well till we get the keys. 15 weeks seems really long compared…

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dmynott
Nov 06, 2009 7:33 am
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
6 November 2009

Calling all Porter Davis / Metr1con people

Calling all Porter Davis / Metr1con people
VIC
1, 2

We have used MyMetr1con through the pre-construction phase and it has been reasonable ... but only as good as the CSC updating it. Often there can…

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jimmalenko
Nov 06, 2009 12:17 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
6 November 2009

What defines a linen cupboard?? Our builder needs to know.

What defines a linen cupboard?? Our builder needs to know.

A linen cupboard definitely comes wth shelves. We had a slightly difference occurence (not as much drama though) Our plans showed linen cupboard in WIL. After handover, we…

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blessedpeople
Nov 06, 2009 3:32 pm
blessedpeople
Dreamhome2009
Dreamhome2009
6 November 2009

Help Please?

Help Please?

Initially we were planing to have two single split systems economical wise, cheaper for the installations as well, but now by doing so we are having issues with the…

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Dreamhome2009
Nov 06, 2009 4:30 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
6 November 2009

Soil Removal

Soil Removal

Our builder priced in $16.50 per tonne for removal. Originally we had just over 1,000 tonne due to a big cut of 2.6m from the rear - so $17,000 for removal discounted down…

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Andronicus
Nov 06, 2009 7:39 pm
maxyb
maxyb
6 November 2009

Are we being strung along

Are we being strung along
1, 2

Building is a funny game and one needs a lot of patience. Our schedule has run like this Land Settlement - 27/07/09 Building Permit Issued - 10/09/09 Construction Start -…

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maxyb
Nov 06, 2009 8:52 pm
maxyb
Annietom
Annietom
6 November 2009

Thoughts please! Final Stage invoice & bank query

Thoughts please! Final Stage invoice & bank query

yeah chicky, i think the builders just made a mistake when they issued the $190K invoice, they just don't want to admit it!!! ( A Builder, not admit a mistake - NEVERRRRR!!! haha)

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Annietom
Nov 06, 2009 10:29 pm
Annietom
hakenspit
hakenspit
7 November 2009

Building in Perth

Building in Perth
WA

Hi, Firstly apologies I know tehre is no such thing as a stupid questions just stuid people of which I feel like I am one! (ehehe) Stumbled across this site whilst…

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hakenspit
Nov 07, 2009 12:16 pm
J&K
J&K
7 November 2009

Sydney Home building List

Sydney Home building List
NSW

We are still in Design but geting close. Location: Picnic Point Architect: MDA Architects Builder - TBA Stage: Subdivision DA submittted I guess it is time to start my…

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J&K
Nov 07, 2009 1:09 pm
J&K
suh
suh
7 November 2009

worry about paint colour 'lexington' opinions please

worry about paint colour 'lexington' opinions please

It's definitely not white. We were advised to use it next to our white tiles in the powder rooms but it's wasn't white enough.

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suh
Nov 07, 2009 4:23 pm
suh
kec2712
kec2712
7 November 2009

Window Tinting

Window Tinting

we are getting the front windows done because the sun rises there in the morning plus for privacy and the back of the house because the large slider leads to the back…

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kec2712
Nov 07, 2009 4:47 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 November 2009

Need some advice on liquidated damages

Need some advice on liquidated damages

To me it's clear: 1) The standard HIA contract mentions that the builder needs to give the owner written notice of an entitlement to an extension of time - done within 10…

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Casa2
Nov 07, 2009 7:05 pm
shell83
shell83
8 November 2009

What is the WORST Part of the whole Building Process ?

What is the WORST Part of the whole Building Process ?
VIC
1, 2

Also finances for us, we had two lots of loan documents sent out from the bank with mistakes. Took 8 weeks to get it rectified. All they needed to do was just change one…

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shell83
Nov 07, 2009 11:46 pm
shell83
kek
kek
8 November 2009

Colour schemes

Colour schemes

Also have a play with some of the online visualisers. Colorbond has one that's quite good - you can choose roofing (only Colorbond,of course, but at least you can get an…

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kek
Nov 08, 2009 9:49 am
kek
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
8 November 2009

Homestead Tan Bricks - Are they Category 1?

Homestead Tan Bricks - Are they Category 1?

No idea. Depends on the number of bricks your house…

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Djelibeybi
Nov 08, 2009 10:15 am
Chedasha
Chedasha
8 November 2009

Help required Atwell WA

Help required Atwell WA
WA

Oh I feel for you. We just went through the whole process of trying to find somewhere to stay from Dec to about March as our lease it up come Dec and owners are being…

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Chedasha
Nov 08, 2009 1:56 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
8 November 2009

My light switch rant

My light switch rant

I also forgot the light switch from the garage. My builder moved 2 light switches to the outside of the bathroom and powder room, as they were too close to water. The…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 08, 2009 5:57 pm
len929
len929
8 November 2009

Boundary and windows

Boundary and windows
NSW

Hi have you considered glass bricks? They have a good fire rating. I looked into them they other day for a boundary wall but my DA approval has no windows on bndry wall so…

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len929
Nov 08, 2009 6:46 pm
Matboy
Matboy
8 November 2009

Land Level Issues

Land Level Issues
NSW

Hi, thanks for your response! :: We were not giving any real surveys from the developer. However the builders plans note a 100mm difference between heights. These heights…

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Matboy
Nov 08, 2009 9:19 pm
Lex
Lex
8 November 2009

does anyone have any ideas about the cost of screed?

does anyone have any ideas about the cost of screed?

Which city are you in? I've heard about 25-35 dollars psqm.

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Lex
Nov 08, 2009 9:39 pm
Lex
dadandsue
dadandsue
8 November 2009

Dixon Homes

Dixon Homes
QLD

Usually a franchise so I would suggest doing a BSA search on the owning company of the franchise you are dealing with. This will tell you what their record is like

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dadandsue
Nov 08, 2009 9:47 pm
swarvy
swarvy
8 November 2009

Painting

Painting

For the most part a new home is built useing around a dozen trade contractors and then retail suppliers and fitters i.e Blinds cupboard sliders etc, A builders Job is…

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swarvy
Nov 08, 2009 10:53 pm
Medsy
Medsy
9 November 2009

How sad am I?

How sad am I?

I used a local guy a mate put me onto.... He charged me $600 flat for the job for the site scrape - semi clean with fair amount of shrubs....turned out it was about 54…

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Medsy
Nov 09, 2009 6:45 am


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