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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
mr_jas
mr_jas
6 February 2010

Optical Fibre internet in Alamanda

Optical Fibre internet in Alamanda
VIC

Have you had a bad experience at all? I've been running VOIP over iiNet Naked DSL for 18 months, no problems whatsoever. You wouldn't know the difference between that and…

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mr_jas
Feb 06, 2010 4:15 pm
sandil
sandil
6 February 2010

Building Talbot 28 at Tarneit

Building Talbot 28 at Tarneit

Hi, i am new to this forum and a first home buyer so need lots of help from you guyz. I loved the Talbot 28 and decided to build that. Did talk to the sales consultant…

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sandil
Feb 06, 2010 7:49 pm
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
6 February 2010

Building coral Hamilton 252 - some new pics!!

Building coral Hamilton 252 - some new pics!!
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Everything looks fantastic Karen. I bet you and the kids are loving your new home, congratulations!!!

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-Rebekah-
Feb 06, 2010 9:23 pm
-Rebekah-
Lex
Lex
6 February 2010

Brick Inspection - Is it worth it?

Brick Inspection - Is it worth it?

Thanks to Fiff for this Eye Opener

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Lex
Feb 06, 2010 11:16 pm
Lex
sveta
sveta
7 February 2010

Tri-lever lock upgrade for $600 ? !

Tri-lever lock upgrade for $600 ? !

::surprise:: ::dizzy:: good lord. our glainsborough was a standard inclusion. Are you sure its for one door and not three doors? Probably the entrance door from garage and laundry is also included.

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sveta
Feb 07, 2010 12:20 am
Lex
Lex
7 February 2010

WA Builders

WA Builders
WA

Mark!

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Lex
Feb 07, 2010 12:38 am
Lex
Casa2
Casa2
7 February 2010

Practical Completion Checklist

Practical Completion Checklist

Have a bit of a search. This exact question came up a few weeks ago and there were some good answers (including one form me).

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Casa2
Feb 07, 2010 1:00 am
phoenixrain
phoenixrain
7 February 2010

Blueprint Homes (building in Perth)

Blueprint Homes (building in Perth)
WA
1, 2

Hey Brad! How did your slab go? Have seen the Argyle, nice plan. ::smile::

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phoenixrain
Feb 07, 2010 4:35 am
phoenixrain
building aimlessly
building aimlessly
7 February 2010

Stormwater - ADELAIDE SA

Stormwater - ADELAIDE SA
SA

where in adelaide are you??

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building aimlessly
Feb 07, 2010 5:59 pm
building aimlessly
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 February 2010

Question about removal of current fence for slab and garage

Question about removal of current fence for slab and garage

^^ yes - :wink: otherwise the fence would be there and nothing would change :wink: You are responsible for removing and replacing and security/safety at your cost :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2010 10:02 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 February 2010

site peg question

site peg question

OIC... the site set out if by the granos will have/may have, profiles with a series of stringlines to be attached delineating wet areas etc. ...these will be taller pegs…

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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2010 10:38 pm
onc_artisan
Ross
Ross
8 February 2010

ANY SUSTAINABLE HOMES

ANY SUSTAINABLE HOMES

Thanks for some feedback guys, glad to hear someone is on the same line, I always think about what it will be like in ten or twenty years and I am pretty convinced that…

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Ross
Feb 08, 2010 9:04 am
buildinginjindalee
buildinginjindalee
9 February 2010

Big M people...how long from contract signing to start?

Big M people...how long from contract signing to start?

Depends on whether you have the building licence (in Perth anyway). Our contract stated they needed to start in 45 days from contract signing. In the end the licence and…

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buildinginjindalee
Feb 09, 2010 12:53 am
sveta
sveta
9 February 2010

Glazed porcelian tiles

Glazed porcelian tiles
WA

we had deleted laundry floor tiling as we werent sure what flooring we were having for the rest of the area. Now that we have confirmed timber in the living area, we asked…

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sveta
Feb 09, 2010 2:27 am
starbabe
starbabe
9 February 2010

BLACKBUTT FLOORING ANYONE GOT ANY PICS FOR ME??

BLACKBUTT FLOORING ANYONE GOT ANY PICS FOR ME??

Hi rhi, we were initially quoted $150pm for wide blackbutt, then decided to go for the narrower boards which came in at $120p including laying, moisture beading and…

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starbabe
Feb 09, 2010 2:34 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 February 2010

Anyone know about carpet???

Anyone know about carpet???

Ash is right. Double the underlay is a DISASTER waiting to happen. Backing will go fast (it stretches down as you SINK into it, but doesn't stretch back - it's not a…

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anthony_carter
Feb 17, 2010 6:25 pm
ladyice
ladyice
9 February 2010

Our Dream Home

Our Dream Home
1 ... 18, 19, 20

ladyice LOVE LOVE LOVE your home!!! can anyone scan and post pics of the article featuring the LV trunk etc??? please please pretty…

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ladyice
Feb 09, 2010 1:24 pm
ladyice
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 February 2010

Our House

Our House
1 ... 28, 29, 30

That is a stunning house. Love the facade and all that decking.

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Rizzo
Feb 09, 2010 2:25 pm
Southies
Southies
9 February 2010

Downlights on ground floor and first floor / insulation?

Downlights on ground floor and first floor / insulation?

We have had CFLs installed in our grnd floor ceiiling/1st floor joist area , so no covers required.

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Southies
Feb 09, 2010 3:41 pm
Southies
EmoH
EmoH
9 February 2010

Main Floor tile sizes?

Main Floor tile sizes?

Hi JaHouse Looks like we are building the same house..santorini here too. I find the M's flooring quote too expensive. So doing it after handover and got time to think it…

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EmoH
Feb 09, 2010 3:54 pm
naddis01
naddis01
9 February 2010

First Time Builder. HELP!

First Time Builder. HELP!
NSW

Anyone else have an opinion?

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naddis01
Feb 09, 2010 8:34 pm
InPakenham
InPakenham
9 February 2010

Austral Bricks 'Macadamia' Anyone Used Them?

Austral Bricks 'Macadamia' Anyone Used Them?

Hmm our builder turned us away from macadamia. He had a few problems previously with the bricks looking patchy on the corners and not being a…

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InPakenham
Feb 09, 2010 8:39 pm
Candylea
Candylea
9 February 2010

When was your first progress payment?

When was your first progress payment?

Are you a cash client? ie. from your own money. If so then your deposit would probably be around 6% of the total contract price. A $200 000 house comes to $12 000.

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Candylea
Feb 09, 2010 9:01 pm
Candylea
cpn
cpn
9 February 2010

Asset Protection from Council

Asset Protection from Council

Thanks for the replies. Starting to distrust my builder - so good to get feedback from a neutral party. Cheers.

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cpn
Feb 09, 2010 11:26 pm
dreamhome
dreamhome
10 February 2010

Progress! - Moving right along! 08/11/09 (pics pg 7)

Progress! - Moving right along! 08/11/09 (pics pg 7)
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi D&SG, Looking great, any recent updates? Have you moved in yet?

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dreamhome
Feb 10, 2010 11:44 am
dreamhome
andrew78m
andrew78m
10 February 2010

PGH 'Red Clinker'

PGH 'Red Clinker'

We found choosing bricks really hard as well.. I just rang up the PGH office and asked them for addresses in my city for the bricks I liked, going and seeing them on a…

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andrew78m
Feb 10, 2010 11:56 am
Wanna
Wanna
10 February 2010

Contract on land in estate?

Contract on land in estate?

We had a clause built into the contract with the developer to say we could pull out if site costs went above a certain amount. It wasn't something they were used to doing…

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Wanna
Feb 10, 2010 2:16 pm
mdzzj
mdzzj
10 February 2010

Land Survey

Land Survey

Was reading this up, and I've just been informed that the pegs at the rear are missing. We bought Our land at Innisfail estate in Point Cook. Peet…

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mdzzj
Feb 10, 2010 4:25 pm
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Hels
Feb 10, 2010 8:14 pm
Hels
Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
11 February 2010

BUILDING A WISDOM INSPIRATION 29 @ PONDS

BUILDING A WISDOM INSPIRATION 29 @ PONDS
NSW
1, 2, 3

Rockmelon, I'm still considering frame inspection. Most ppl here in home1 had an independent building inspector for their frame inspection. I guess its a small price to…

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Mtfranklin
Feb 11, 2010 7:52 am
oze
oze
11 February 2010

Financial Details to Builder

Financial Details to Builder

LOL....I love the you show me yours if I show you mine...LOL. Thanks everyone for your responses :) Turns out PD need some evidence that we have accepted the loan. The…

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oze
Feb 11, 2010 9:11 am
oze
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 February 2010

Weepholes

Weepholes

Typically weepholes are included in the external leaves of cavity walls in the course directly above damp proof courses, flashing and cavity fill, and at the bottom of the…

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onc_artisan
Feb 11, 2010 11:13 am
onc_artisan


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