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simI
simI
2 December 2009

Anyone building with Rawson?

Anyone building with Rawson?

We're in Canberra, they have 2 display houses here. I've looked at one (which is nice, but a different design to what we are after). I've spoken to…

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simI
Dec 02, 2009 3:41 pm
scottk
scottk
2 December 2009

waverly homes in botanic ridge moving in dec 3rd

waverly homes in botanic ridge moving in dec 3rd
VIC
1, 2, 3

Yay take possesion tomorrow morning, finally the time has come can't wait, i just want to wish everyone all the best in there building journey have a great xmas and new…

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scottk
Dec 02, 2009 4:29 pm
jcjuice
jcjuice
2 December 2009

What is everyone gonna do over the Christmas break?

What is everyone gonna do over the Christmas break?
QLD

we're madly rushing to be in my chrissy too. doubt it'll happen though!! they reckon handover for the 18th.... but they keep draggin their feet

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jcjuice
Dec 02, 2009 5:50 pm
Lizzie7
Lizzie7
2 December 2009

Does anyone have any recent pics of Austral "Cotham" Brick??

Does anyone have any recent pics of Austral "Cotham" Brick??

Hi Everyone I have read posts on the forum where people are saying that since Austral moved their manufacturing plant, their range of bricks appear more 'orange' in…

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Lizzie7
Dec 02, 2009 7:47 pm
Belial
Belial
2 December 2009

parquetry or engineered floors need help

parquetry or engineered floors need help

Hi Andy, Nice to see someone in the same boat, er house so to speak. We're looking at either an engineered floor or solid timber over mdf. So far we've looked at a…

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Belial
Dec 02, 2009 11:07 pm
Belial
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
2 December 2009

What happens at Christmas time?

What happens at Christmas time?

Hey, I've gotten different answers to this question from different people in the same building company! The administration closes down for quite a short period, but I've…

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Fiffaro
Dec 02, 2009 11:28 pm
Jess09
Jess09
3 December 2009

House Build with PJ Burns QLD [now with fence and garden ]

House Build with PJ Burns QLD [now with fence and garden ]
QLD
1, 2

wow jaded, everything looks awesome! I love your fence - very swish :z: good luck with the puppies :lol:

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Jess09
Dec 03, 2009 11:49 am
Jess09
kes1984
kes1984
3 December 2009

Alfresco After Hand-Over

Alfresco After Hand-Over
NSW

do you mean, it was something you were going to get your builder to do, but now you think you will do it yourself? I know from experience with other things, it is cheaper…

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kes1984
Dec 03, 2009 1:51 pm
Navin
Navin
3 December 2009

I am building a new house in Blacktown

I am building a new house in Blacktown
NSW

Do you people know anyone who can do soil removal cheap. I do not have much soil to remove, maybe just a load or two. The contractor has charged $3k, which I think is…

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Navin
Dec 03, 2009 2:00 pm
kirsada
kirsada
3 December 2009

WA people building Homebuyers Centre

WA people building Homebuyers Centre
VIC

I am building (and recently finished!) with HBC. My advice is to NOT SIGN the preliminary agreement until you have: 1. seen the floorplan, AND have made any changes you…

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kirsada
Dec 03, 2009 4:53 pm
kirsada
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
3 December 2009

An odd fencing question?

An odd fencing question?
VIC
1, 2

Hi pinkfairymagic, Yes you are probably right about the laws being different! Sorry about that...well that was my experience in WA with…

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pinkfairymagic
Dec 03, 2009 6:23 pm
pinkfairymagic
Cabnur9
Cabnur9
3 December 2009

External wall insulation

External wall insulation

Thanks guys! No I didn't have to pay extra for the ceiling insulation (apparently the norm is R2.5) so that’s one good thing. I actually asked if I could have some…

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Cabnur9
Dec 03, 2009 9:51 pm
eleanor
eleanor
4 December 2009

How a builder responds to issues seems most important...

How a builder responds to issues seems most important...
QLD

Hi everyone, I know this is a bit off the topic , but could someone let me know how you can make sure the kitchen laminate benchtops dont get covered in glue and muck…

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eleanor
Dec 04, 2009 12:09 am
hazzarama
hazzarama
4 December 2009

Does Anyone Have a Cavity Wall?

Does Anyone Have a Cavity Wall?
WA

Thanks Sonya! Glad to know someone has experienced it before. Maybe it's just a WA thing. Wished they could have found a better way to overcome this 'problem'. Looks…

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hazzarama
Dec 04, 2009 2:24 am
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joannapaulp
Dec 04, 2009 9:00 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
4 December 2009

Award winning home builders

Award winning home builders
SA

I am fascinated by brand new award winning homes. If anyone knows of building companises that build multi million dollar/award winning homes, feel free to share :)

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gettingThere
Dec 04, 2009 8:20 pm
alfabeta
alfabeta
4 December 2009

Book and project plan for building our first home???

Book and project plan for building our first home???
QLD

Hi all, Found these two project plans: Custom House Construction Project Plan: http://www.guysoftware.com/House_Construction.HTM (copy and paste into excel and…

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alfabeta
Dec 04, 2009 9:48 pm
take2
take2
4 December 2009

Here comes Construction

Here comes Construction
NSW

Lucky you our took 9 weeks. :z: Cheers Lou

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take2
Dec 04, 2009 10:47 pm
take2
all the sand
all the sand
5 December 2009

Building in Ridgehaven SA - They have started!!

Building in Ridgehaven SA - They have started!!
SA
1, 2, 3

Hey Jon, Hows things going? Any pics of the house? Would love to see what those bricks look like. Hope married life is treating you both well :) V

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all the sand
Dec 05, 2009 4:01 pm
Hels
Hels
5 December 2009

What would you do? Cancelled tradie scenario

What would you do? Cancelled tradie scenario
VIC

I think $100 sounds reasonable, or even $75 as a compromise, they have after all incurred travel and time expenses where they could have been doing…

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Hels
Dec 05, 2009 6:29 pm
Hels
dkp
dkp
5 December 2009

Building a swimming pool - researching builders

Building a swimming pool - researching builders
NSW

As we are looking at building a pool with our first home we are doing research on pool builders. One question to come to mind is: how to select a pool builder? Here is a…

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dkp
Dec 05, 2009 10:25 pm
kuz
kuz
6 December 2009

Hi All- Kuz is building in Russia

Hi All- Kuz is building in Russia
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Lex - thank's for a your post)) bigred - You have in view of installation of the computer equipment? or no?

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kuz
Dec 06, 2009 8:14 am
Frogger
Frogger
6 December 2009

How many sq's in a house? Is this right? :/

How many sq's in a house? Is this right? :/
VIC

I'm hoping the champers yesterday was making us measure all…

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Frogger
Dec 06, 2009 9:18 am
Rowena
Rowena
6 December 2009

reaver's PD Sandhurst

reaver's PD Sandhurst
VIC
1, 2

Looking good :: :z: Can't wait to see it all clean & shiny. Good luck with PCI.

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Rowena
Dec 06, 2009 12:23 pm
Rowena
harribeka
harribeka
6 December 2009

Getting Cert. of Occupany

Getting Cert. of Occupany
VIC

Hi there, I would say being slack. It is the person who issued your building permit that gives this. We have ours at the Bank with our final inovice and are still…

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harribeka
Dec 06, 2009 3:02 pm
harribeka
klscomps
klscomps
6 December 2009

Final invoice before PCI???

Final invoice before PCI???
VIC

Hi, your SS should be there with Kevin to discuss things and he (your SS) should be taking notes as Kevin will. Hopefully they should agree and everything Kevin picks up…

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klscomps
Dec 06, 2009 3:38 pm
Lex
Lex
6 December 2009

What to get Electrician to do at slab time

What to get Electrician to do at slab time
SA

Thanks, klscomps ! Yeah, we checked it all already. We always knew where our pit was (and still is, we share it with our neighbour) - on the nature strip, on the left hand…

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Lex
Dec 06, 2009 8:30 pm
Lex
Bam
Bam
6 December 2009

Our house & fences

Our house & fences

Council should have given you the contact details of your neighbour - try ringing them again. Not sure about timber fencing, but from memory there is a Tarneit thread…

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Bam
Dec 06, 2009 9:24 pm
Bam
whattever
whattever
6 December 2009

Waffle pod slab setout

Waffle pod slab setout

The reason i ask this is the pods have been set out half a pod from what the set out shows which means a internal corner of the slab is halfway into a pod and it shows a…

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whattever
Dec 06, 2009 9:46 pm
Annietom
Annietom
6 December 2009

Feedback on Floor Plan

Feedback on Floor Plan
QLD

I really like the feel of his home and I imagine with views, this home will be gorgeous! You might consider a bit more wall space in your lounge room (for a feature…

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Annietom
Dec 06, 2009 11:03 pm
Annietom
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ozzybird
Dec 07, 2009 6:46 am
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
7 December 2009

Insulation upgrade

Insulation upgrade
NSW

Thanks good point, I'll ask about that at the tender presentation then.

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Fernyhouse
Dec 07, 2009 11:09 am
wizard
wizard
7 December 2009

House Paint

House Paint
VIC
1, 2

Is the Solver a new thing? It definitely wasn't an option for us except for the staining for the wooden doors. We couldn't use them for any painted…

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wizard
Dec 07, 2009 11:58 am
wizard
kes1984
kes1984
7 December 2009

Building / Contracts Lawyer Required HELP??? Melbourne

Building / Contracts Lawyer Required HELP??? Melbourne
VIC

I was gonna say the same thing - about someone here may be able to offer advice if they have had the same issues. I am in Melbourne. I used ANTHONY'S SOLICITORS in Mill…

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kes1984
Dec 07, 2009 12:05 pm
aya99
aya99
7 December 2009

Need help with budgeting - how much is a driveway?

Need help with budgeting - how much is a driveway?

We have a common driveway between the two front properties leading down to our new home. This common drive will access all three properties'…

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aya99
Dec 07, 2009 3:42 pm
aya99
morningtonisland
morningtonisland
7 December 2009

Building a new house Porter Davis

Building a new house Porter Davis

Is anyone building PD Marriott with a Conistan Facade?

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morningtonisland
Dec 07, 2009 8:14 pm
Pigdaddy
Pigdaddy
7 December 2009

how to install flumed exhause - bathroom

how to install flumed exhause - bathroom

hi guys, One thing I messed up on with my build is that I had the ensuite shower flumed to external air.. but for the life of me didn't do it to the main bathroom.. I'm…

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Pigdaddy
Dec 07, 2009 8:45 pm
Annietom
Annietom
7 December 2009

Need desperate HELP please!!!!!

Need desperate HELP please!!!!!

def call them, but I'd say they've already ordered another kitchen (with same plans so pretty easy to re-order) and just check they HAVE ordered it so it doesn't hold up…

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Annietom
Dec 07, 2009 11:21 pm
Annietom
themax
themax
8 December 2009

Our renderers have finished. Here is the finished result.

Our renderers have finished. Here is the finished result.
WA
1, 2

Wow, it's really nice, even fromthe side view :lol: The kids must be so excited about getting their own rooms, and I bet you are too. You'll need to be by that front door! :lol:

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themax
Dec 08, 2009 7:26 am
themax
kes1984
kes1984
8 December 2009

Who had independant pre-handover inspection?

Who had independant pre-handover inspection?
VIC

If it wasn't for time constraints, I would have liked someone there, but I am confident I will do ok with just my Dad helping me.

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kes1984
Dec 08, 2009 8:35 am
gpierce
gpierce
8 December 2009

METER BOX Question

METER BOX Question
VIC

You can also have a remote meter. Meaning the meter is exposed, but the switch/breaker panel is elsehwere in the building.

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gpierce
Dec 08, 2009 10:54 am
kek
kek
8 December 2009

advice on damages for late completion of building works

advice on damages for late completion of building works

Ours was to handover. The occupancy certificate issued a few days prior, but they had to pay us until they had completed all works (or rectified problems) identified at…

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kek
Dec 08, 2009 2:29 pm
kek
MNH
MNH
8 December 2009

Building and sticking to a budget - WA

Building and sticking to a budget - WA
WA

Yes the block are retained and seem to be already levelled. There is bushland around so we might pop out there and have a peek. Thanks so much for your advice it has…

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MNH
Dec 08, 2009 5:36 pm
makoby
makoby
8 December 2009

Land has settled!! Building the SoHo with M3tr1c0n !

Land has settled!! Building the SoHo with M3tr1c0n !

Thanks guys! Penny im building in Leopold, just outside of Geelong :z:

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makoby
Dec 08, 2009 7:00 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
8 December 2009

Your Home

Your Home

My very first home I bought was 25sqs, 4bdrm, 1 bathroom on 2 acres, I had 2 young children and was quiet young myself. Our second home, which is what we are building…

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pinkfairymagic
Dec 08, 2009 10:25 pm
pinkfairymagic
3win
3win
8 December 2009

Calling the Experts - Frame

Calling the Experts - Frame
VIC

I have everything in writing from the builder, but I think it's a good idea to get another written assurance of the building structure for this area in question. Thanks Lex.

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3win
Dec 08, 2009 11:12 pm
take2
take2
8 December 2009

Hot Water system Solar or Gas?

Hot Water system Solar or Gas?
NSW

We have natural gas to the house so we went for a solar with a gas booster, cost $2000 more than the gas system but with energy prices going up and we plan to be in this…

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take2
Dec 08, 2009 11:35 pm
take2
kes1984
kes1984
9 December 2009

Question re Final Payment and bank valuations

Question re Final Payment and bank valuations
VIC

just not sure how it will be for me - my bank manager isn't replying to my email. I think I will call her. She has already told me I am looking after the bank cheque…

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kes1984
Dec 09, 2009 11:09 am


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