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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 February 2010

Margins on Upgrades

Margins on Upgrades

We do :: ... and is a good reason to stay above ground :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 16, 2010 10:37 am
onc_artisan
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
16 February 2010

First inspection - any tips?

First inspection - any tips?

From the top of my head viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29212&hilit=inspection+check+list There are others but I can't find them quickly enough :-/

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virgin-builder
Feb 16, 2010 4:34 pm
virgin-builder
shonzilla
shonzilla
16 February 2010

Is this overdone?

Is this overdone?
WA

Hi, I ended up choosing Surfmist tuscan effect - slight wood grain to it. Along with everything else Surfmist inc the front door. Not sure on the render at the moment,…

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shonzilla
Feb 16, 2010 5:54 pm
shonzilla
Nursepeter
Nursepeter
16 February 2010

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(

Long delays building with SPH - Advice needed :-(
1, 2

Yeah our only issue has been with the sales consultant. The sooner that monkey is off our back the better. I had a sit down meeting with the sales manager last week and…

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Nursepeter
Feb 16, 2010 7:30 pm
Nursepeter
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
16 February 2010

steel frame v wood frame

steel frame v wood frame
SA

I know carpenters spend 4 years learning their trade. Steel frame erectors I believe only need to do a 7 week course to get their…

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Hills Guy
Feb 16, 2010 7:31 pm
mummagoose
mummagoose
16 February 2010

New Build Gisborne VIC - Custom vs Spec

New Build Gisborne VIC - Custom vs Spec
VIC

Mummagoose when you say you got a price in the middle, if you don't mind me asking roughly what does that work out per square…

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mummagoose
Feb 16, 2010 8:13 pm
fruitty
fruitty
16 February 2010

Pre contract checklist and action items

Pre contract checklist and action items

set aside time (lots of it) to read this forum to familiarise yourselves with potential issues pre,during & post build! Make sure everything quoted is written down!

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fruitty
Feb 16, 2010 9:52 pm
fruitty
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Evidence of ownership after settlement?

Evidence of ownership after settlement?

You can usually use either a letter from your conveyancer, or a council rates notice (which we received pretty promptly after settlement :? ). A copy of the title is great,…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 6:57 am
kek
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Maybe stupid question....what comes next??

Maybe stupid question....what comes next??

Different builders do things in different orders - plus it sometimes depends which trades are available as to what gets done first. Sometimes they seem to do things…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 7:00 am
kek
Riss
Riss
17 February 2010

The Majestic

The Majestic

Thanks Tam...I have PM'd you back :D Looks like we are the only one's building the Majestic too

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Riss
Feb 17, 2010 7:47 am
Stormy
Stormy
17 February 2010

Wanting to Use Old Red recycled bricks with H3nley.

Wanting to Use Old Red recycled bricks with H3nley.

Unforunately, that's what happens with most volume builders. You will not be able to supply any of the building materials, fittings or appliances. It's usually the case as…

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Stormy
Feb 17, 2010 8:24 am
Stormy
seals
seals
17 February 2010

P and J Construction - Lyndhurst. Anyone built with them?

P and J Construction - Lyndhurst. Anyone built with them?

I looked at them BUT found some of the finishes very average... Cheers

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seals
Feb 17, 2010 8:52 am
kyton
kyton
17 February 2010

Keys to your home????

Keys to your home????

With the amount of theft going on in building estates I would think that the majority of people would be happy that (a) the home was securely locked and (b) that the keys…

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kyton
Feb 17, 2010 9:24 am
kyton
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
17 February 2010

Anyone Require Fill In The Newcastle/Central Coast Region?

Anyone Require Fill In The Newcastle/Central Coast Region?
NSW

try http://www.landfillregister.com.au - you register if you have fill, or need it and how much, and people contact you, our you find them -…

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joannapaulp
Feb 17, 2010 9:26 am
ads89
ads89
17 February 2010

steel framed home builders

steel framed home builders
WA

maybe try statewide building soultions pty ltd i think they're perth based and they mentioned steel framing

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ads89
Feb 17, 2010 10:31 am
ads89
ads89
17 February 2010

Confusion over which stage to get inspection

Confusion over which stage to get inspection

if i was building a house, i'd personally get about 3 inspections done. But to be safe, 4 is good :z:

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ads89
Feb 17, 2010 10:33 am
ring09
ring09
17 February 2010

Has Anyone used Newport Brick with Jasper window colour?

Has Anyone used Newport Brick with Jasper window colour?

Hi I contacted Austral Bricks the other day and spoke to them regarding having a feature on their website or at their display centres, where you can put in the actual…

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ring09
Feb 17, 2010 11:05 am
ring09
ring09
ring09
17 February 2010

Homestead Tan Bricks with Black Roof, Gutter

Homestead Tan Bricks with Black Roof, Gutter
VIC

Thanks Jbdave - what colour windows and fascia did you go with? PS I just read thru your thread and I love your house - good choices - also what flooring is that e.g.…

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ring09
Feb 17, 2010 11:51 am
ring09
Pebbles
Pebbles
17 February 2010

Here comes Jolie's 22sq Ashton- We've been slabbed & framed

Here comes Jolie's 22sq Ashton- We've been slabbed & framed
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Jolie :D I'm also building with Hallmark - the Flair 258. I see you haven't been on H1 in awhile....I'm really hoping it's because you're just enjoying the build of…

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Pebbles
Feb 17, 2010 12:27 pm
Pebbles
msbyrne
msbyrne
17 February 2010

costing plan

costing plan

:: finally had phone call back from tc homes, thats all i want for now to acknowledge they received my emails and will be in touch :)

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msbyrne
Feb 17, 2010 12:57 pm
sarnydee
sarnydee
17 February 2010

Building Perth NOR with Good Life/Gemmill Homes!!

Building Perth NOR with Good Life/Gemmill Homes!!
1, 2

Thanks Bec, I haven't been able to update this week as things have been a bit hectic but the brickies are going great guns!! We now have a laundry room, bathroom, and 2…

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sarnydee
Feb 17, 2010 2:56 pm
btherl
btherl
17 February 2010

HELP Post Contract Variation by Builder (Crane,Traffic mgmt)

HELP Post Contract Variation by Builder (Crane,Traffic mgmt)

I would tell them you're not accepting the variation until they explain why it's required. And also get a satisfactory explanation of why it was not included in the…

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btherl
Feb 17, 2010 3:18 pm
btherl
lufcinoz
lufcinoz
17 February 2010

Perth Builders???

Perth Builders???
WA

Affordable Living. We signed up with them October 09. However, had to wait for the titles to be issued so they could get the plan number. They were issued in…

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lufcinoz
Feb 17, 2010 3:43 pm
danielle
danielle
17 February 2010

MANHATTAN PLACE TARNEIT STAGE 4

MANHATTAN PLACE TARNEIT STAGE 4
VIC

Hi malrose, There is a thread for those of us building at Manhattan Place with some information about your stage.…

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danielle
Feb 17, 2010 3:50 pm
heater07
heater07
17 February 2010

Crissy's perfect home - In & Loving It ! Pics Finally !

Crissy's perfect home - In & Loving It ! Pics Finally !
QLD
1 ... 39, 40, 41

hey chrissy just wondering, what ended up happening with your scratched colourbond gutter? we are in the same boat that is all.. thanks!!

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heater07
Feb 17, 2010 4:21 pm
kek
kek
17 February 2010

Contract to be signed with Homebuyers Centre - Melb

Contract to be signed with Homebuyers Centre - Melb
VIC

They seem to do things a bit different, we have recieved quotes etc from other builders and they seem to follow, do an initial quote with…

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kek
Feb 17, 2010 4:33 pm
kek
flame_on
flame_on
17 February 2010

How has building a home changed you?

How has building a home changed you?

(Rant coming - you've been warned...) I've learned to become a control freak. Mind you, that's been the fun part ::lol:: Even though the land hasn't settled yet, I wanted to…

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flame_on
Feb 17, 2010 6:16 pm
flame_on
leesy
leesy
17 February 2010

Yammerbook Way, Cascades on Clyde

Yammerbook Way, Cascades on Clyde
VIC
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Hi Heater... I just sent you a PM. Yes, we are very very happy with our house. If you have photos, would love to see what yours looks like. Ive only ever seen two, one…

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leesy
Feb 17, 2010 6:21 pm
leesy
shell83
shell83
17 February 2010

Commodore Homes Dallas mk2

Commodore Homes Dallas mk2
WA

Hi mydreamhom3, my gosh that house is huuuuuuuge!! We built with Commodore and overall we were really happy with them. We didn't build the Dallas, but it looks like our…

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shell83
Feb 17, 2010 7:29 pm
shell83
lisahello
lisahello
17 February 2010

PD Marina Started!!! updated blog - fix completed! picfest

PD Marina Started!!! updated blog - fix completed! picfest
1, 2

Hey Kek! I don't think it will go any slower - we have to move to my parents house next week and then wait until handover. SS thinks it will be before Easter and is…

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lisahello
Feb 17, 2010 8:05 pm
Benimarun
Benimarun
17 February 2010

PRDHomes, anyone has gotten a house built by them?

PRDHomes, anyone has gotten a house built by them?

Thank you very much, that is quite reassuring. Their communication has been poor and it is taking them almost 5 months now and they havent even applied a building permit.…

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Benimarun
Feb 17, 2010 8:06 pm
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
17 February 2010

Burbank House Price

Burbank House Price
VIC

179,000 for the Ascent 3000

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pinkdiamond
Feb 17, 2010 8:33 pm
pinkdiamond
kid81
kid81
18 February 2010

New Home Designs - when

New Home Designs - when

No. Most builders aim to update the product in line with their own marketing schedules. Could be any time. Factors influencing it however include them constructing…

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kid81
Feb 18, 2010 3:02 pm
michme
michme
18 February 2010

Building with Homestart, Harrisdale WA

Building with Homestart, Harrisdale WA
WA
1, 2, 3

Hi Jobin, I have been past your block today and they have scraped yours also. Hopefully, they will do them both on Monday then. I will keep you posted if I go out their…

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michme
Feb 18, 2010 3:20 pm
kid81
kid81
18 February 2010

roof and wall trusses

roof and wall trusses

Most truss manufacturers tend to be very similar. There are slight differences however they tend to be only in terms of ancillary product use (nails) and of course…

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kid81
Feb 18, 2010 3:21 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 February 2010

Cutting off dampcourse

Cutting off dampcourse

..and from the inside out :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 18, 2010 4:02 pm
onc_artisan
shellb78
shellb78
18 February 2010

Boral Blue Rio bricks... HELP!

Boral Blue Rio bricks... HELP!

Thanks Fairy Blue, couldn't get the print screen button to work on my keyboard so just scanned them. Here is the link to a new topic after some advice if anyone would…

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shellb78
Feb 18, 2010 7:33 pm
slknv
slknv
18 February 2010

Ideas on combining Butlers Pantry and Laundry into one?

Ideas on combining Butlers Pantry and Laundry into one?

When I was living in UK the washing machine was next to the dishwasher in the kitchen, as the whole flat was about the size of a double garage :( anyway I think you left a…

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slknv
Feb 18, 2010 7:37 pm
Dollar
Dollar
18 February 2010

Bricks

Bricks

I think ours were cleaned at least 4 wks after they were complete.

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Dollar
Feb 18, 2010 8:35 pm
somewoman
somewoman
18 February 2010

black colorbond roof or terracotta

black colorbond roof or terracotta

The lighter coloured roof will make a difference in the internal temperature. Having said that, colorbond has a reflective coating that should have a pretty similar…

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somewoman
Feb 18, 2010 9:27 pm
somewoman
lexicon84
lexicon84
19 February 2010

Tips for building a narrow home?

Tips for building a narrow home?
WA
1, 2

Hi Dayow Sounds like you have a similar block to mine - my frontage is only 10m, length 28m (I'm also building in Perth, NOR) I initially secured the land from my…

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lexicon84
Feb 18, 2010 11:31 pm
lexicon84
TamDaz
TamDaz
19 February 2010

Independent Inspector Adelaide?

Independent Inspector Adelaide?
SA

Thank you so much at2212 and Somewoman. I will follow these up today. :)

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TamDaz
Feb 19, 2010 6:26 am
NcgQ
NcgQ
19 February 2010

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

I am in Melbourne. The builder refused to fix the roof saying he could not find any defect.

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NcgQ
Feb 19, 2010 6:44 am
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
19 February 2010

Bugger me, another Coral Hamilton 278 - PCI done.

Bugger me, another Coral Hamilton 278 - PCI done.
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey LC, any updates ? Would love to see some photos now that you've settled in :D

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-Rebekah-
Feb 19, 2010 7:13 am
-Rebekah-
OMG
OMG
19 February 2010

Waiting for land at Pac Pines to build Coral Hamilton 278

Waiting for land at Pac Pines to build Coral Hamilton 278
1, 2, 3

Hey only just found this thread again (sooo many to keep up with) so any updates Lyse so much must have happened for you by now I hope? Cheers Kim

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OMG
Feb 19, 2010 10:07 am
mdzzj
mdzzj
19 February 2010

Urbanedge Homes and Formula Homes

Urbanedge Homes and Formula Homes

Hi If you look in the home building blogs (top of the page ) there are a few blogs for Urbanedge and also 1 for Formula homes

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mdzzj
Feb 19, 2010 12:23 pm
esm
esm
19 February 2010

Garage Door Openers

Garage Door Openers
1, 2

hi, how much does it cost to get an addl remote for the B&D panel lift doors?

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esm
Feb 19, 2010 1:31 pm
tmsoutt
tmsoutt
19 February 2010

BUILDING A RETAINING WALL OVER 1MT HIGH

BUILDING A RETAINING WALL OVER 1MT HIGH

The highest part of the wall will be 2mts. We are building it out of Selkirk Tasman interlocking blocks.

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tmsoutt
Feb 19, 2010 2:19 pm
leiper86
leiper86
19 February 2010

Simonds & National Tiles

Simonds & National Tiles

Hi, We had our tile selection appointment with Fashion Tiles wednesday 17th Feb. We really liked the standard selection that you can choose at no extra cost. We went for a…

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leiper86
Feb 19, 2010 4:13 pm
leiper86


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