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cyberman
cyberman
16 November 2009

Attic/ceiling space for storage

Attic/ceiling space for storage
VIC

You could ask the builder for attic-type trusses, that way you won't have diagonal trusses going everywhere, blocking your path. They are more expensive (I have no idea…

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cyberman
Nov 16, 2009 9:36 pm
cyberman
Candylea
Candylea
17 November 2009

Slab done - now what???

Slab done - now what???

Yup if you get a frame, then expect one very soon :) But if in WA then you are looking at more like at least 10 days to let the slab do it's thing before they plop the…

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Candylea
Nov 17, 2009 1:14 am
Candylea
cyberman
cyberman
17 November 2009

Where to place downlights

Where to place downlights

when placing DL's 0.5m from the wall you have a great opportunity to place some art on the the wall and the DL will do a great job, 1m…

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cyberman
Nov 17, 2009 8:00 am
cyberman
kirsada
kirsada
17 November 2009

home insurance---cost???

home insurance---cost???

Yeah, good points.... I think I will have to look at the PDS for a few of them, as the info on their websites is minimal

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kirsada
Nov 17, 2009 9:38 am
kirsada
Lee75
Lee75
17 November 2009

Subdivision in Adelaide North east

Subdivision in Adelaide North east
SA

My subdivision is still going and has taken over 12 months. My sewerage extention is costing $18k, so in total the costs for me have come close to $30k. Look into…

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Lee75
Nov 17, 2009 10:08 am
slknv
slknv
17 November 2009

How long did it take you to get your building permit?

How long did it take you to get your building permit?

We got ours in one week. Redevelopment in an established area, new house complies 100% to rescode. We also had to organise…

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slknv
Nov 17, 2009 1:47 pm
mandystoj
mandystoj
17 November 2009

Do custom designed builders have a standard range

Do custom designed builders have a standard range
1, 2

As a rough estimate the Builders have given me a price of 15k/sq for my Duplex Build, I did ask for above standard for everything including fully tiled all 4 bathrooms and…

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mandystoj
Nov 17, 2009 3:33 pm
Candylea
Candylea
17 November 2009

Plate High Progress payment - What should have been Done ?

Plate High Progress payment - What should have been Done ?

Hello :) With my builder, plate height is when all the bricking has been finished and it will be ready for the roof frame to commence. You should have a slab, all the…

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Candylea
Nov 17, 2009 3:54 pm
Candylea
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
17 November 2009

Builder refusing to give me towel rings

Builder refusing to give me towel rings

I am up to my final payment, so for the sake of towel rings I will be paying to get my keys, but it won't stop me from going to consumer affairs or the building…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 17, 2009 5:54 pm
mdfarooq31
mdfarooq31
17 November 2009

Melbourne weather and house cracks

Melbourne weather and house cracks
VIC

Hi, *Love the site, not much of a poster but a keen reader :) * We are building with M in the northern suburbs and are pretty much at handover. With the "independent"…

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mdfarooq31
Nov 17, 2009 6:13 pm
Pixelated
Pixelated
17 November 2009

stupid question about kickboards

stupid question about kickboards

I agree -- they can be whatever you like but I would avoid white because I think you're right -- scuff marks would show. The stainless steel laminate is also a pretty…

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Pixelated
Nov 17, 2009 6:46 pm
Pixelated
Dollar
Dollar
17 November 2009

Brick Selection

Brick Selection

Wahoo! Yay! Yes it'll work out!

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Dollar
Nov 17, 2009 8:22 pm
Jose27
Jose27
17 November 2009

Question about painting of Internal Doors?

Question about painting of Internal Doors?

it is better if they are painted. This helps to seal the timber, from moisture etc. It could then swell or bow etc -if not…

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Jose27
Nov 17, 2009 8:44 pm
Jose27
Jose27
17 November 2009

Builder wants extra cash up front in a trust account! Help

Builder wants extra cash up front in a trust account! Help
QLD

We didn't have to do this.... builder trusted us not to spend it. :shock: :lol: :lol: But I remember a thread not long ago, and a lot of members have done the…

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Jose27
Nov 17, 2009 8:52 pm
mqtutor
mqtutor
17 November 2009

Build a house, should or should not?

Build a house, should or should not?

hey ive done and im having lino flooring as i can upgrade that later. my land is $221000 (390sqm). my house is a package at $360000 with…

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mqtutor
Nov 17, 2009 10:24 pm
walker79
walker79
17 November 2009

Building in South East Queensland

Building in South East Queensland
QLD

I've noticed quite a few people using Coral. Are a lot of builders flexible with their designs? Once we know what we really want we will go get…

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walker79
Nov 17, 2009 10:42 pm
walker79
King willy
King willy
18 November 2009

Contracts - need advice Please!

Contracts - need advice Please!

A scanned copy. :lol: I agree with the other posts. Walk now. Ask yourself why are they doing this? Not sure how much money you have paid them, but it may be a small price to…

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King willy
Nov 17, 2009 11:40 pm
King willy
Jordann
Jordann
18 November 2009

Our Providence 24MKII - Keys Friday 13th :o)

Our Providence 24MKII - Keys Friday 13th :o)
1 ... 16, 17, 18

Yes, there's less and less blogs to follow now as everyone is finishing up... :(

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Jordann
Nov 18, 2009 9:24 am
Jordann
JilaMint
JilaMint
18 November 2009

at lock up!

at lock up!
WA

Hi there, It is so exciting. We have finally reached lock up :z: :z: :z: . We are building in baldivis. Bath to go in this…

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JilaMint
Nov 18, 2009 11:59 am
cygrace
cygrace
18 November 2009

My new house - wrong land size

My new house - wrong land size
VIC

Have you seen your 4 survey/boundary pegs before the fences went up? Even if the fences are put up, the pegs should still be there, covered…

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cygrace
Nov 18, 2009 3:39 pm
kek
kek
18 November 2009

Electrical Kill switches

Electrical Kill switches
VIC

We got some minor electrical changes done post-contract. I also convinced the sparkie doing our fit-off to add an extra power point that we'd forgotten to include earlier,…

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kek
Nov 18, 2009 4:54 pm
kek
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Blown
Nov 18, 2009 5:45 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
18 November 2009

square set cornice??

square set cornice??

I love square set and I have no idea why we didn't get it put in our tender! Just one of those things we missed!! GRRRR!!!!! L-) We are instead getting one of those 3 step…

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buildingadreamhome
Nov 18, 2009 7:37 pm
buildingadreamhome
Benji
Benji
18 November 2009

PCI Tomorrow - My List So Far

PCI Tomorrow - My List So Far

Thanks for the couple of tips, our SS knows of most of the issues, paint is a given so haven't mentioned that yet. The sticker on the door is that stuff they have on…

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Benji
Nov 18, 2009 8:24 pm
take2
take2
18 November 2009

How hard is it to build on sloping land

How hard is it to build on sloping land
QLD

Get DH to have a look at the James Hardie web site you can get them also to send out there Look Home Mag free, which will give you heaps of information on using lighter…

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take2
Nov 18, 2009 10:51 pm
take2
Mrs P
Mrs P
19 November 2009

Good builder - Gold Coast!

Good builder - Gold Coast!
QLD

I am going to search them now! I have been lookking at plantation andmetricon they both have reallly nice houses

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Mrs P
Nov 18, 2009 11:43 pm

Thank you for replying! Just to post the solution in…

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mrs_smith
Nov 19, 2009 9:15 am
mrs_smith
what_the
what_the
19 November 2009

My Virtual Home - software

My Virtual Home - software

Yep using Vista but have no idea…

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what_the
Nov 19, 2009 10:26 am
Pixelated
Pixelated
19 November 2009

White colour scheme...charcoal blinds?

White colour scheme...charcoal blinds?

Hi, Well I'm going to offer another opinion... I think that despite the black window frames, charcoal roller blinds would look odd. Personally I think you should stick…

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Pixelated
Nov 19, 2009 4:16 pm
Pixelated
Poss
Poss
19 November 2009

Crompton KELED23FP LED Down Lights For Sale At COST PRICE

Crompton KELED23FP LED Down Lights For Sale At COST PRICE

If anyone has any questions about these lights please feel free to ask. If you are interested in buying 20 or more of these lights my boss will include the postage cost…

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Poss
Nov 19, 2009 5:30 pm
Poss
Mrs P
Mrs P
19 November 2009

Any display homes at Coomera Genesis?

Any display homes at Coomera Genesis?

There is some display houses in the Jacobs Ridge estate in Ormeau. I am heading there this weekend to have a look. I might suss out these Coomera ones too!

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Mrs P
Nov 19, 2009 10:42 pm
BecH
BecH
20 November 2009

Butlers Pantry

Butlers Pantry

Ours is to be 5m x 2.5m and will have the following; Double sinks, with draining rack Dishwasher 2nd Fridge Then shelves for storage & food

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BecH
Nov 19, 2009 11:06 pm
Ms Builder
Ms Builder
20 November 2009

Who is building this kitchen?

Who is building this kitchen?
1, 2

The colours are lovely, does anyone know what colour laminate that is?

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Ms Builder
Nov 20, 2009 8:34 am
75etd
75etd
20 November 2009

Building on Acreage

Building on Acreage

We're buidling on a half acre and could not find a project home design that even came close to suiting our needs and the blocks orientation. To me one of the advantages…

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75etd
Nov 20, 2009 8:42 am
simI
simI
20 November 2009

Anyone building with AVJ?

Anyone building with AVJ?

Finally after numerous calls to the HQ in Sydney, I finally managed them to email the Surbey Report. The Sales Admin person told me the quote was not right as the drafting…

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simI
Nov 20, 2009 11:16 am
phuonggc
phuonggc
20 November 2009

Colourbond vs Tiles

Colourbond vs Tiles
QLD
1, 2

That's interesting - most posters from eastern states have said colourbond is dearer and many pay thousands to upgrade to it. In SA, colourbond…

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phuonggc
Nov 20, 2009 2:05 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
20 November 2009

House Design without a Garage

House Design without a Garage

There are several beautiful homes in my estate that have no garage as access is from the back and that is where the garage is located. They all look fantastic and I would…

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Mrs B
Nov 20, 2009 3:40 pm
Mrs B
dsd
dsd
20 November 2009

Help with Design

Help with Design

Thanks for the feedback. 1.Decide to take your advice on increasing carport width to remove teh extra hip and valley. 2.Plan to have a curved roof on the Verandah (not…

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dsd
Nov 20, 2009 6:20 pm
Moogles
Moogles
20 November 2009

Facade V Pool

Facade V Pool
NSW
1, 2, 3

Just noticed on your plans, that beds 2, 3 & 4 are upstairs, so they are the kidlets rooms and the rumpus up there is for them as well I am…

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Moogles
Nov 20, 2009 8:09 pm
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Candylea
Nov 20, 2009 8:12 pm
Candylea
fruitty
fruitty
21 November 2009

New home plan flipped issues with council

New home plan flipped issues with council
VIC

You can't be blam if some stranger ran over the tree!

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fruitty
Nov 20, 2009 11:04 pm
fruitty
kek
kek
21 November 2009

Crossover problem....please help!

Crossover problem....please help!

Hey, thanks for the replies... I still don't understand why the land developer did not communicate with our builder and seek our opinion…

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kek
Nov 21, 2009 7:05 am
kek
joles
joles
21 November 2009

Building Process - Sequence of events

Building Process - Sequence of events

Before your slab is poured, there is site scrape, plumbing set out, etc. After slab...... many of these are interchangable and I've probably missed heaps. :shock: :roll: :lol:

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joles
Nov 21, 2009 7:55 am
joles
mandystoj
mandystoj
21 November 2009

How much did it cost?

How much did it cost?

Looks like (hopefully doesnt increase) my Duplex which is not a Project Home will be costing around 15k/square for above standard inclusions. Just do a earch aswell,…

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mandystoj
Nov 21, 2009 9:53 am
cazoraz
cazoraz
21 November 2009

Rules regarding eaves / verandahs over boundary setbacks

Rules regarding eaves / verandahs over boundary setbacks
VIC

The one metre minimum side setback usually includes eaves. You may be able to build right to the boundary on one side for a certain distance too.…

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cazoraz
Nov 21, 2009 11:53 am
cazoraz
4walls
4walls
21 November 2009

Large open space living areas and cornices

Large open space living areas and cornices
1, 2

the bulkheads are great for defining areas especially in a larger multi-functional room. One reason why I don't think it works as well in the 2nd photo, is that the…

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4walls
Nov 21, 2009 6:30 pm
4walls
andrew.burgher
andrew.burgher
21 November 2009

M3tr!con builders...did anyone upgrade to waterfall edges

M3tr!con builders...did anyone upgrade to waterfall edges

Makoby - We included this upgrade too - $1780. The item description seems to imply that this could cover either a 20mm or 40mm benchtop. Contract was from May 2009 - so…

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andrew.burgher
Nov 21, 2009 7:09 pm
alfabeta
alfabeta
21 November 2009

Standard inclusion lists: comparing apples to pears

Standard inclusion lists: comparing apples to pears

Hi all, Thanks for the replies. Good advice... I haven't really sat down and identified what we want yet... I have just been looking at floor plans so far: The block…

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alfabeta
Nov 21, 2009 7:26 pm
joles
joles
21 November 2009

Did not get termite protection :((((. What can I do now?

Did not get termite protection :((((. What can I do now?

This is Eager's build thread. He built with M and got the perimetre termite treatment. There are some pics on page 4. Here is the link to his thread (should come up on…

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joles
Nov 21, 2009 8:03 pm
joles
Moogles
Moogles
21 November 2009

When is the 5% deposit due???

When is the 5% deposit due???

Our builder posted us an invoice for the 5% deposit a few days after we signed the contract. But it didn't stipulate when it was to be paid by. Our start date is end of…

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Moogles
Nov 21, 2009 8:10 pm


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