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nqdog
nqdog
13 November 2009

Varying a standard HIA contract...

Varying a standard HIA contract...

i guess it depends on the builder you are with. from a builders point of view, there's liquidated damages for if they go over the contract time,…

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nqdog
Nov 13, 2009 6:38 am

here are some more pictures.. if anyone is interested ::cry:: Back sliding door in living room…

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inamet09
Nov 13, 2009 11:16 am
inamet09
suh
suh
13 November 2009

I'm getting a little bit excited....

I'm getting a little bit excited....

We are so close I can almost smell the new furniture... I didnt start a building thread when I joined this forum because... well, i'm a bit lazy and…

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suh
Nov 13, 2009 3:19 pm
suh
suh
suh
13 November 2009

Translucent Glazing

Translucent Glazing
QLD

Can't find prices on there SuH... but this is where we buy, quality is excellent and service is great too...

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suh
Nov 13, 2009 4:25 pm
suh
Princess1
Princess1
13 November 2009

Advice on brick work, link attached to pics.

Advice on brick work, link attached to pics.

Hey Meggsy, We met with our builder on site a few weeks ago & he explained these will be completed at the end with what is known as the "corking" method. What we fail…

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Princess1
Nov 13, 2009 5:06 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
13 November 2009

Hebel or not??

Hebel or not??

If you are going to do a full house render - do hebel it will be much cheaper than render over brickwork. Which builder are you going through? Big M in Victoria have a…

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Zerosignal
Nov 13, 2009 6:57 pm
juljas
juljas
13 November 2009

Our 'Off white' mortar looks light grey...

Our 'Off white' mortar looks light grey...

It's been a couple of weeks since the bricks were done. We thought that it might lighten up too, that's why we hadn't said anything yet. We contacted Coral today who said…

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juljas
Nov 13, 2009 8:04 pm
sbudge
sbudge
13 November 2009

Drainage Advice

Drainage Advice
VIC

Hi, I agree with Joles, the drainage would of been an extra item added to your contract, hence you would of have to pay for it. Additional drainage such as rainwater pits…

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sbudge
Nov 13, 2009 9:07 pm
yellowdieselgolf
yellowdieselgolf
13 November 2009

Maybe building with EB. Is the package worth the $50K??

Maybe building with EB. Is the package worth the $50K??
NSW

My vague replies are included within . . . Basix My BASIX costs were $4000, but it'd depend on your home Standard Site costs My site…

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yellowdieselgolf
Nov 13, 2009 9:21 pm
yellowdieselgolf
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
13 November 2009

Stack stone

Stack stone
VIC

I just wanted Hi my hubby and I are also building in Botanic Ridge.

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pinkdiamond
Nov 13, 2009 10:54 pm
pinkdiamond
aus_buster
aus_buster
14 November 2009

Slab Fix Up - Frame Over Hang

Slab Fix Up - Frame Over Hang

Hi All, Thanks for all the inputs. The brickwork is scheduled to be done next week and hence will "cover" up this area. I'm guessing this should be all okay ... ? :roll:

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aus_buster
Nov 14, 2009 7:00 am
msabell
msabell
14 November 2009

Boral Bricks - Categories

Boral Bricks - Categories
VIC

hi yeh we have just been approved to build with metricon (in east gippsland, victoria), and are going with the brown terrain brick in the basic boral range. i can confirm…

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msabell
Nov 14, 2009 10:14 am
Lex
Lex
14 November 2009

Am i getting what i paid for.....what do i do?

Am i getting what i paid for.....what do i do?
1, 2

So, no "Kev" in Sydney then :( ?? Yeah, probably not ... If anyone found a Kevin in Sydney, would you please share (or PM)? Thanks!!

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Lex
Nov 14, 2009 1:52 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
14 November 2009

5 days for progress payment...vent

5 days for progress payment...vent
1, 2, 3

Ahaaaa, thanks for this - interesting about the legal term!

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Lex
Nov 14, 2009 6:10 pm
Lex
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
14 November 2009

Time it took between the Formworks and the Slab

Time it took between the Formworks and the Slab
NSW

.Must had a bit of water inside the formworks, on the plastic - would that matter…

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ebyelyakov
Nov 14, 2009 7:23 pm
ebyelyakov
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
14 November 2009

Point Cook: What was the rating for your slab?

Point Cook: What was the rating for your slab?
VIC

We paid about $12,000 for fixed site costs in Point Cook - so I'd guess on average it is somewhere near that figure. $75,000 seems way over the top.

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Zerosignal
Nov 14, 2009 8:04 pm
Echo
Echo
14 November 2009

Building license timing Wanneroo WA

Building license timing Wanneroo WA
WA

Dont think poorly of the city of wanneroo. All shire/city councils are the same in their quest to make things difficult for u. Take the advice from jayw and personally go…

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Echo
Nov 14, 2009 8:10 pm
Echo
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Northbound
Nov 14, 2009 10:07 pm
Northbound
pinkdiamond
pinkdiamond
14 November 2009

Which will you choose NBG or Burbank ? UPDATED plan NGB 17/9

Which will you choose NBG or Burbank ? UPDATED plan NGB 17/9
1, 2

We're building the Ascent 2500. The decision was influenced by two factors: The floorplan and the 7 star energy rating. The other house we were considering was the Aspen…

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pinkdiamond
Nov 14, 2009 10:31 pm
pinkdiamond
bogrolls
bogrolls
15 November 2009

scyon stria cladding on new home - is this right ?

scyon stria cladding on new home - is this right ?
NSW

Hey guys, Building a home in the Hunter Valley region of NSW, half bagged brickwork the other half james hardie scyon stria cladding. I have a number of concerns about…

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bogrolls
Nov 15, 2009 8:03 am
Elzbeth
Elzbeth
15 November 2009

Building the PD Marina 42 - The portaloo has landed!

Building the PD Marina 42 - The portaloo has landed!
VIC

Hello Lisahello! Well, won't this be fun!!! You must start a blog or do you have a thread I can keep my eye on? PM me and let me know where you are etc. Would be great…

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Elzbeth
Nov 15, 2009 2:49 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
15 November 2009

Duplex house plans on 2 lots of land?

Duplex house plans on 2 lots of land?

Hi, Masterton also does duplexes... http://www.masterton.com.au/thedesigns/duplexdesigns.htm Cheers C

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MrsRose
Nov 15, 2009 5:25 pm
MrsRose
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 November 2009

Slab Down Today with Some Rain

Slab Down Today with Some Rain

The 'blockout' foam makes it easier to install the dunny ... the floor waste next to it is an internal fitting grate. The other larger one is a floor waste pipe in which…

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onc_artisan
Nov 15, 2009 11:57 pm
onc_artisan
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paul.jason
Nov 16, 2009 7:45 am
paul.jason
Sierra
Sierra
16 November 2009

Who cleans your site before beginning? UPDATED pg2

Who cleans your site before beginning? UPDATED pg2
1, 2

discovered a BIG SLAB OF CONCRETE HIDDEN DOWN THE BACK CORNER!!! Its bloody huge, bigger than a single bed mattress and quite…

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Sierra
Nov 16, 2009 11:19 am
Sierra
Ames84
Ames84
16 November 2009

Ames Champion - Handover 04/09/09!! UPDATE...

Ames Champion - Handover 04/09/09!! UPDATE...
1 ... 4, 5, 6

So, we have been in the house for 2 months now and have been enjoying making it our own... We have had a few issues with our build so far that we are getting fixed...…

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Ames84
Nov 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Ames84
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
16 November 2009

Question on Building a house

Question on Building a house

Custom architected housed might look very good but this comes at price, sometimes twice as much comparing to an amended project home. I reckon the best strategy would be…

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ebyelyakov
Nov 16, 2009 1:13 pm
ebyelyakov
jayw
jayw
16 November 2009

Building a house in WA

Building a house in WA
WA

No real answer as to why one is done over the other - you will see more WA builders embracing framed construction along with brick veneer but with most things, it is…

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jayw
Nov 16, 2009 3:25 pm
jayw
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
16 November 2009

Dennis Family Homes (the Flinders 310)

Dennis Family Homes (the Flinders 310)
VIC

I had a look on the webpage and couldn't find a 310? Is it one of the generations series homes? The standard inclusions look pretty good, I like the facade on the…

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Zerosignal
Nov 16, 2009 5:16 pm
cookie81
cookie81
16 November 2009

IS the Porter Davis 24/7 Working ??

IS the Porter Davis 24/7 Working ??
VIC
1, 2

Sadly no photos for us either. Timeline is up to date for us and all of the comments have been placed in the new environment however we do not have our colour selection…

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cookie81
Nov 16, 2009 10:03 pm
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 10:36 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 2:14 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 9:00 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 10:38 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 11:08 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 2:47 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 4:33 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 4:54 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 6:54 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 7:13 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 7:46 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 9:22 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 9:44 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 9:52 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 11:24 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 11:42 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 18, 2009 12:40 am
King willy


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