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utesrock
utesrock
14 March 2010

Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Does Merticon regularly miss their contract end date?

Sorry to hear that your build is not going so well. We have had a good experience with M to date. We're coming upto the end of fixing stage and we are at month 4 which…

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utesrock
Mar 14, 2010 8:56 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 March 2010

i saw mouse in my new house

i saw mouse in my new house
1, 2

I thought the ACT was full of hot…

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onc_artisan
Mar 14, 2010 10:58 pm
onc_artisan
themax
themax
15 March 2010

Take away house for low/no fee

Take away house for low/no fee
VIC

It wasn't for me Spelter, I was renting the house. After we moved the owner remove dthis house to build something else. The House Moving contractor wa a really nice and…

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themax
Mar 15, 2010 6:47 am
themax
sam1968
sam1968
15 March 2010

Masterton Harvey Norman Aircon

Masterton Harvey Norman Aircon
NSW

We are building in the Bankstown area, anyone else in our council who could offer some advice? Cheers and many thanks for your responses.

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sam1968
Mar 15, 2010 8:42 am
Homedream
Homedream
15 March 2010

East West Homes - Melbourne West

East West Homes - Melbourne West
VIC

Hi Niki, Thanks for your reply. This is my first home and I have visited few big builder and I decided to go with small builder. I have visited East West Homes display…

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Homedream
Mar 15, 2010 9:22 am

First time Romeo (the builders who are part of the Premier Group) have done anything on our land. I just had to share, I only found out about it 20 minutes…

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room4acubby
Mar 15, 2010 10:34 am
room4acubby
juljas
juljas
15 March 2010

Coral Homes mixed feedback

Coral Homes mixed feedback
NSW
1, 2, 3

We have similar feedback as Jess - a few hiccups along the way, but are really happy with the overall finished product. Would probably build with them again. As I started…

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juljas
Mar 15, 2010 11:15 am
hiccup
hiccup
15 March 2010

The best display homes in Adelaide

The best display homes in Adelaide
SA

No other display village comes close to Blackwood Pk. They have places starting at around 100,000 through to 2 million dollar mansions. Mr.…

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hiccup
Mar 15, 2010 12:22 pm
fredstar
fredstar
15 March 2010

Cheap Rainwater Tanks Melbourne

Cheap Rainwater Tanks Melbourne

depends where you are located. I got mine from Hallam Water Tanks. Cheapest I could find. http://www.hwtw.com.au/

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fredstar
Mar 15, 2010 12:33 pm
borepig
borepig
15 March 2010

Occupation Certificate and Owners Work

Occupation Certificate and Owners Work

The builder has issued an interim occupation certificate with outstanding items of driveway fencing etc.

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borepig
Mar 15, 2010 6:46 pm
Stevieg
Stevieg
15 March 2010

Calling all PD clients in VIC (or any vol builder client)

Calling all PD clients in VIC (or any vol builder client)
VIC

Hi, I'm building with PD Prestige and am reasonably happy with the experience. It comes down to the individuals. The site supervisor is fantastic and nothing is too much…

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Stevieg
Mar 15, 2010 6:47 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
15 March 2010

Monier Roof Tiles

Monier Roof Tiles
NSW
1, 2

Caper is a little lighter than the Woodland Gery as pictured. Barramundi is a little darker than Woodland. I prefer the look of Barramundi, but the Wife liked Caper…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Mar 15, 2010 7:26 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
15 March 2010

Total Build prices

Total Build prices

Yeah.. Depends.. Very. Our base price was $236 and to build came at $374... However, we did quite a few modifications but contained ourselves in some areas (had to forgo…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 15, 2010 8:46 pm
ebyelyakov
Crusader
Crusader
15 March 2010

want to build this house but not sure if allowed?

want to build this house but not sure if allowed?

Hi, Im at stage 52. I have spoken to the solicitor and basically i have been reading it wrong. Im allowed to building anything ABOVE 12 degrees roof pitch. There is…

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Crusader
Mar 15, 2010 9:41 pm
Serenity
Serenity
16 March 2010

Jenz build with Goodlife Homes Byford- Keys 12/03!!!

Jenz build with Goodlife Homes Byford- Keys 12/03!!!
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congratulations on getting your keys Jenz. Looking forward to the moved in pics

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Serenity
Mar 16, 2010 10:55 am
Serenity
camyperth
camyperth
16 March 2010

Serenity's Cottage WA - updated pics

Serenity's Cottage WA - updated pics
WA
1 ... 6, 7, 8

WOW gee you are sooooming along, looking great :: :: ::

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camyperth
Mar 16, 2010 11:13 am
andy_min
andy_min
16 March 2010

the ponds land

the ponds land
NSW

Do any one know about next waterfall release? Sorry, No idea Best bet would be as per Stonecutters post I'd give the…

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andy_min
Mar 16, 2010 12:18 pm
andy_min
~Tamara~
~Tamara~
16 March 2010

Tamara's 2nd Home - Waiting for Title in Cardinia Lakes, VIC

Tamara's 2nd Home - Waiting for Title in Cardinia Lakes, VIC
VIC

Well, thought I would start my own thread for building. I have been looking through many of yours and love looking at the process. I am starting to get really excited…

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~Tamara~
Mar 16, 2010 1:37 pm
Richo
Richo
16 March 2010

hot water system

hot water system

Electric boosted solar HWS would be the way to go. Better off to get it done whilst building, as plumbing is going to be a pain once built.

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Richo
Mar 16, 2010 3:43 pm
Richo
klscomps
klscomps
16 March 2010

Homestead Range of Bricks.

Homestead Range of Bricks.

Hi, sorry I don't have any photos of the front, will try and remember to get some tomorrow when the light is…

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klscomps
Mar 16, 2010 6:26 pm
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
16 March 2010

Fencing costs - Melbourne

Fencing costs - Melbourne
VIC

Thank you so much. Not sure what I did wrong when searching as I could not find anything relevant :oops:

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upsydaisy
Mar 16, 2010 7:15 pm
upsydaisy
rosemi
rosemi
16 March 2010

What to expect in a Pre start pack

What to expect in a Pre start pack

word of warning, you will pay through the nose for any non-standard range upgrades, as the builder adds a huge mark up on those items.

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rosemi
Mar 16, 2010 8:07 pm
rosemi
sarnydee
sarnydee
16 March 2010

Portable toilet help!!!!

Portable toilet help!!!!
WA

I made a phone call to the builder today and they have told me the site supervisor has spoken to them. When I got home tonight the roofers were still there, so I had a…

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sarnydee
Mar 16, 2010 8:25 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
16 March 2010

Anyone been caught on site?

Anyone been caught on site?
WA
1, 2

I was warned by my SS not to go onsite w/o him but I basically challenged that by saying that every week I want to go onsite to have a look and this is the day/time see…

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rocketleaves
Mar 16, 2010 9:50 pm
sootymay12
sootymay12
16 March 2010

Are quotes for changes and upgrades negotiable?

Are quotes for changes and upgrades negotiable?
VIC

I agree totally we were charged $8700 for our slab but they sited our house wrong and had to do another slab we had 16 peirs removed from the original and only got $688…

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sootymay12
Mar 16, 2010 9:59 pm
sootymay12
Lex
Lex
16 March 2010

Taubmans internal wall colour (Antique Ivory?)

Taubmans internal wall colour (Antique Ivory?)
NSW
1, 2

Oh, thanks, Bel, I'll check it out on her thread! :D It is a lovely (and very warm) colour and it was actually our second contender (from the standard range) !!! BTW,…

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Lex
Mar 16, 2010 10:46 pm
Lex
AmardeepR
AmardeepR
17 March 2010

Delay again and again - Featherbrook Point Cook

Delay again and again - Featherbrook Point Cook
VIC
1, 2

I could n't buy the land in 30-30:(. I was ready to pay the deposit but the vendor said he wanted someone with already arranged pre-approval. Instead I have bough a titled…

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AmardeepR
Mar 17, 2010 9:08 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
17 March 2010

Building with Wisdom Homes (Another Impression 38)

Building with Wisdom Homes (Another Impression 38)
NSW

we took a drive out to Stonecutters Ridge to check the place out and had a sticky beak at your place and the other Wisdom Home there as well, (hope…

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stonecutter1309
Mar 17, 2010 9:29 am
stonecutter1309
housemouse
housemouse
17 March 2010

Site Cost around Mount Waverley

Site Cost around Mount Waverley

Hi Yellow I don't know about Mt Waverley in particular, but I do know that most volume builders hate sloping blocks and will charge you big $$ if your block has any sort…

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housemouse
Mar 17, 2010 2:27 pm
nelly 123
nelly 123
17 March 2010

Building at Alkimos WA...

Building at Alkimos WA...
WA

hi my partner and i purchased a block in shorehaven central,we're building with celebrations. i was just wondering if any of you have any idea when roads are going in?…

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nelly 123
Mar 17, 2010 4:38 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
17 March 2010

Metr!con - Site Costs

Metr!con - Site Costs

Hi all. - is the slab price not included in the base house price? - is it normal for the site cost to be ~$40K? - is it true that site cost for…

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virgin-builder
Mar 17, 2010 9:18 pm
virgin-builder
fruitty
fruitty
18 March 2010

how to get neighbour sign up!

how to get neighbour sign up!

Try talking to them (it didn't work for me!) then if they won't / don't want to sign it then just submit it to council and they will asses and if not breaking any council…

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fruitty
Mar 17, 2010 11:13 pm
fruitty
fruitty
fruitty
18 March 2010

Independent (Final) Inspector

Independent (Final) Inspector

I would get your own inspector just to be sure (just read my thread!). The solicitor won't know much other than the obvious! It's only a couple hundred bucks for peace of…

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fruitty
Mar 17, 2010 11:18 pm
fruitty
lachjor
lachjor
18 March 2010

Building 2 units, Duplex or not?

Building 2 units, Duplex or not?

I have lived in a duplex before, it was a very old house. Built before rules and regulations were put in place I guess as the walls were paper thin! The neighbours had…

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lachjor
Mar 18, 2010 12:42 am
lachjor
kiwi
kiwi
18 March 2010

Max and Oscar's new house

Max and Oscar's new house
VIC

it was actually a 7 bedroom home!! I KNOW! the rooms were 3 x 3 most of them... ensuite had the bath and shower..others had a shower here is the link

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kiwi
Mar 18, 2010 5:22 am
kiwi
SherWin
SherWin
18 March 2010

3 Month Maintenance

3 Month Maintenance
1, 2

Hi bunky Just wondering how your follow-up 3M Maintenance meeting went ...... any news?

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SherWin
Mar 18, 2010 8:49 am
MissyMc7
MissyMc7
18 March 2010

Alabaster Grout!

Alabaster Grout!

We are having it on our walls and travertine grout on the floor. My mum has it on walls and floor which the consultant was not happy about as it is very light, but if you…

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MissyMc7
Mar 18, 2010 11:08 am
donuts
donuts
18 March 2010

Weird PCI???

Weird PCI???

well, hopefully they've postponed it till these things HAVE been completed, then it won't be a problem? :)

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donuts
Mar 18, 2010 12:29 pm
donuts
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
18 March 2010

Cost of putting a side door (timber) between house and fence

Cost of putting a side door (timber) between house and fence

I am quoted $350 (labour & materials) for a side door between house and boundary fence (~1 metre distance). Is this price a norm?

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rocketleaves
Mar 18, 2010 1:34 pm
mark299
mark299
18 March 2010

anyone have redink homes pricelist

anyone have redink homes pricelist
WA

if anyone has the completed pricelist for redink homes for their design, can you please post to me? I have left few messages for their sales person, and have received no…

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mark299
Mar 18, 2010 2:13 pm
Cooper32
Cooper32
18 March 2010

Anyone submitted plans to Newcastle City Council lately??

Anyone submitted plans to Newcastle City Council lately??

Hi Nic, Why not give the council a call & ask what their turn around time is & get a direct answer from them? This might just bring your file up to the top of the pile &…

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Cooper32
Mar 18, 2010 3:29 pm
avish
avish
18 March 2010

Driveway Concretor in Craigieburn

Driveway Concretor in Craigieburn
VIC

Need to start work on a driveway soon as getting closer to handover. Anybody know of any good driveway concretor ? House is at Craigieburn Highlands in Melbourne's…

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avish
Mar 18, 2010 4:06 pm
Annietom
Annietom
18 March 2010

Just About to Start

Just About to Start

good to hear you are moving along - good luck with it all from here!!

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Annietom
Mar 18, 2010 9:55 pm
Annietom
Cooper32
Cooper32
18 March 2010

Havit 18W GU10 CFL downlights

Havit 18W GU10 CFL downlights

Hi naymiles, We were advised from a lighting company that 2 - 2.5m distance between downlights is ideal for a 31c ceiling (not sure how many feet that is!!). I'm sure if…

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Cooper32
Mar 18, 2010 10:12 pm
undertaker
undertaker
19 March 2010

Macdonald jones homes

Macdonald jones homes
NSW

Hi All I was wondering if anyone else was posting rplies about macdonald jones homes MJH and their experiences on the south coast. I look forward to replys

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undertaker
Mar 19, 2010 1:36 am
undertaker
undertaker
undertaker
19 March 2010

anyone building the Somerset Grange from Macdonald Jones

anyone building the Somerset Grange from Macdonald Jones
NSW
1, 2

Hi All I was wondering if anyone else was posting replies about macdonald jones homes MJH and their experiences on the south coast. I look forward to replys

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undertaker
Mar 19, 2010 1:37 am
undertaker
borg
borg
19 March 2010

Builder overcharging concrete slab

Builder overcharging concrete slab

can i ask for starters how many extra cubic meters have they charge you and what was the price of the concrete. Also did they build your a waffle slab or another type??

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borg
Mar 19, 2010 9:00 am
borg
willcres
willcres
19 March 2010

How long did it take for your land to be registered?

How long did it take for your land to be registered?

That's a great point Fernyhouse. We're going out to Homeworld tomorrow to look at a few homes, we like the EB Entertainer 37 but have read about…

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willcres
Mar 19, 2010 9:50 am
willcres
kyton
kyton
19 March 2010

Valley Homes - Newcastle

Valley Homes - Newcastle
NSW

Haha - funny that you ask SuH and myself - both our builders went @rse-up and bankrupt!! SuH's went first then mine went at the end of last year. GJ Gardiner is owned by…

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kyton
Mar 19, 2010 3:02 pm
kyton


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