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su ann
su ann
25 September 2009

Knock-down/rebuild process - Brisbane

Knock-down/rebuild process - Brisbane
QLD

Thank you for your feedback! That is good to know new plans can be approved before the actual relocation of the old house as we're still living in it. So if possible…

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su ann
Sep 25, 2009 8:17 am
cyberman
cyberman
25 September 2009

Choosing our bricks

Choosing our bricks
WA

Why don't you ask the brick company for addresses of places that have been built in the bricks you are considering? Once I encountered an office girl who wouldn't give me…

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cyberman
Sep 25, 2009 8:31 am
cyberman
Princess1
Princess1
25 September 2009

disaster?

disaster?
1, 2

ok our slab is not incorrect slab is correct but the positioning of the slab is slightly incorrect by 4 inches.... we are going to get an independant building inspector…

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Princess1
Sep 25, 2009 12:00 pm
rj_louise
rj_louise
25 September 2009

site costs in reltaion to rock and fill- renaissance riseVIC

site costs in reltaion to rock and fill- renaissance riseVIC
VIC

Fortunate for us we didn't have any rock but this was what we were quoted by our builder it there was. Excavation of rock $280.00 per cubic metre Transportation of rock…

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rj_louise
Sep 25, 2009 12:17 pm
Mark_ACT
Mark_ACT
25 September 2009

Search for Good Builder in Canberra

Search for Good Builder in Canberra
ACT

I don't know if you are still looking - I've only jsut stumbled across this forum. We have jsut moved into a new home in Franklin built by Vemira Design - very impressed…

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Mark_ACT
Sep 25, 2009 12:37 pm
dragon
dragon
25 September 2009

ANYONE BUILDING WITH ULTIMATE HOMES

ANYONE BUILDING WITH ULTIMATE HOMES
WA

Mr&Mrs Smith and ourselves are currently in the construction phase with Ultimate. There are a couple that have finished building; monkeyupatree and…

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dragon
Sep 25, 2009 4:01 pm
dragon

Yeah, it's nice in nearly every way to be close to the construction zone. I get to walk thru it when I want and chat to the tradies to see what they are up to. I mean, I'm…

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natw
Sep 25, 2009 6:59 pm
take2
take2
25 September 2009

Internal garage door access - where to put it?

Internal garage door access - where to put it?

I would have it in the initial entry-way, and move your hall table to the other spot, if the thought of looking at your garage door from you living area is bugging now it…

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take2
Sep 25, 2009 9:10 pm
take2
JilaMint
JilaMint
25 September 2009

Is it normal for builder to put roof tiles on before bricks?

Is it normal for builder to put roof tiles on before bricks?

Our home had the roof complete before the bricks, to be honest, driving around the estates I have never seen one done the other way. The bricks…

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JilaMint
Sep 25, 2009 9:58 pm
Anke
Anke
26 September 2009

How much does a builder cost

How much does a builder cost

I would say approx $60-70 per hour dependant on his experience. Also, if he has others working for him he tacks on another 15% on top of their wages for himself then you…

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Anke
Sep 26, 2009 2:24 am
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wrexy
Sep 26, 2009 2:38 pm
wrexy
2pais
2pais
26 September 2009

Alpine, Sorrell or Sandstone Gold - Boral Bricks

Alpine, Sorrell or Sandstone Gold - Boral Bricks

Hi jolie What did you end up choosing in th end? I am also debating as to which bricks to go for so far narrowed it down at this stage to alpine, girrawheen and bianca.…

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2pais
Sep 26, 2009 3:28 pm
emptyvessel
emptyvessel
27 September 2009

Anyone built/building with Stylemaster Homes Qld

Anyone built/building with Stylemaster Homes Qld
QLD

We are building a modified Baybreeze 27 with them now. Roof on, brickwork finished soon and plastering to start next week or so. The Good; Priced reasonably in comparison…

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emptyvessel
Sep 27, 2009 11:53 am
Dolly
Dolly
27 September 2009

New East West home

New East West home
VIC

We are seriously considering the Drysdale 28 with East West Homes (with a few changes). At this initial stage we have found them very easy to deal with, and as you say on…

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Dolly
Sep 27, 2009 5:02 pm
hellokitty
hellokitty
27 September 2009

Power Substations on Block

Power Substations on Block

Hah my bad ::sad:: thank you for clarifying, I got caught up in my own "worries"

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hellokitty
Sep 27, 2009 5:25 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
27 September 2009

Handover help ***bump***

Handover help ***bump***

I would presume your inspector is right and your builder is lazy.

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 27, 2009 6:17 pm
Julie R
Julie R
27 September 2009

Mornington Pen with sea views

Mornington Pen with sea views
VIC

Thanks so much for the info, lots to think about obviously but still exciting times too!

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Julie R
Sep 27, 2009 9:43 pm
natw
natw
28 September 2009

Building on narrow block in WA

Building on narrow block in WA
WA

I would give Shelford a ring. They are based in Rockingham, I'm having my house built by them and I have a narrow lot. So far, I've had a great experience with them Hope…

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natw
Sep 28, 2009 12:01 am
kiarabuild
kiarabuild
28 September 2009

Plantation Homes

Plantation Homes
QLD

congratulations shelby on your new build, I have to say the castella is a very nice house from the plantation range. The begining process with contracts signing, cosham…

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kiarabuild
Sep 28, 2009 7:51 am
CMET
CMET
28 September 2009

Eden Brae or Cosmopolitan?

Eden Brae or Cosmopolitan?
NSW

Hi Bozza, In relation to you kitchen appliances, you will find that you will not get very much back from them as a credit. We wanted to do the same thing, but because…

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CMET
Sep 28, 2009 8:12 am
hunts01
hunts01
28 September 2009

Tiles vs Timber flooring...?

Tiles vs Timber flooring...?
1, 2, 3, 4

After lengthy pros and cons we have decided to use big porcelin tiles in the entry area and timber throughout the living areas, beside carpet in the bedrooms / lounge. The…

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hunts01
Sep 28, 2009 9:01 am
room4acubby
room4acubby
28 September 2009

How do you get GoogleMaps to display contour of site?

How do you get GoogleMaps to display contour of site?

You can view poor quality contours using the terrain feature on Google Maps. However if you are in Victoria try using Land Data at: http://land.vic.gov.au

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room4acubby
Sep 28, 2009 9:15 am
room4acubby
hunts01
hunts01
28 September 2009

help- neighnour building on our land

help- neighnour building on our land
VIC

We actually built to within 100mm of the boundary for the garage, so It can be closer than 1m.

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hunts01
Sep 28, 2009 9:54 am
rupz
rupz
28 September 2009

Updated Plans... some more changes !!

Updated Plans... some more changes !!

Hey all ... !! Things are going well and it all so very exciting ! :D We poured over our plans for hours on the weekend and came up with some more ideas ... 1. Boxed…

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rupz
Sep 28, 2009 9:56 am
Macy
Macy
28 September 2009

Termite Prevention Techniques

Termite Prevention Techniques

I've never heard of that either. Unless you have sisalation or colorbond roofing wouldn't there be some light in the roof space during the day anyway? Plus if termites get…

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Macy
Sep 28, 2009 11:18 am
just Erin
just Erin
28 September 2009

Question about block width versus house width

Question about block width versus house width

Not sure anyone has asked... my eyes aren't picking it up if they have. ...But are there any restrictions where you are building? Any easements? Council or estate…

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just Erin
Sep 28, 2009 3:23 pm
lisanne
lisanne
28 September 2009

Gas meter

Gas meter

hi lisa, I received a letter from builder saying I need to contact the gas company u opted to use to " order a gas meter". Usually it takes a day…

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lisanne
Sep 28, 2009 5:54 pm
shell83
shell83
28 September 2009

To build now or wait until after the first home buyers grant

To build now or wait until after the first home buyers grant

Hi Sassy, you would want to think that once the FHOG boost ends and it slows down for them that they would be trying to do even more to get your business. But I'm not an…

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shell83
Sep 28, 2009 6:20 pm
shell83
cazoraz
cazoraz
28 September 2009

Garden sheds on easements?

Garden sheds on easements?

Just re-read your post. You said a drainage easement. Is that an open drain or are you really meaning a sewerage…

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cazoraz
Sep 28, 2009 8:25 pm
cazoraz
poppamatic
poppamatic
28 September 2009

Alfresco Drainage

Alfresco Drainage

Our final plans say that our front porch (under roof) has a 25mm fall over approx 2.3m and our rear alfresco area (under roof) has a 40mm fall over approx 3.8m

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poppamatic
Sep 28, 2009 10:51 pm
Daveky
Daveky
28 September 2009

HELP what does your concretor cost per hour?

HELP what does your concretor cost per hour?

I'm thinking about opening a new thread about how much a Quantity surveyor costs, my dad made the suggestion but he has no idea how much it costs, he thought it'lld be…

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Daveky
Sep 28, 2009 11:27 pm
all the sand
all the sand
28 September 2009

We're THAT close...Rawdon Hill customers ? Need help !

We're THAT close...Rawdon Hill customers ? Need help !
VIC

I think i would be getting the extra added to the contract now, and like Annietom said im sure you will find another way to spend it hehe :). V

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all the sand
Sep 28, 2009 11:44 pm
Modeski
Modeski
28 September 2009

Getting contract looked at before signing - by whom?

Getting contract looked at before signing - by whom?

In my job I deal with contracts daily and I am a structural engineer (I don't work in residential building however). I think this holds me…

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Modeski
Sep 28, 2009 11:44 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
29 September 2009

Cumberland 21 with Porter Davis - Any hints or Tips - Mernda

Cumberland 21 with Porter Davis - Any hints or Tips - Mernda
VIC

The things that I have just found is that the master bedroom has awning windows and the rest of the house has…

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clueless2009
Sep 29, 2009 12:15 am
Daveky
Daveky
29 September 2009

How much does a quantity survey or cost

How much does a quantity survey or cost

Hi, I'm looking to get a QS to find out the cost of a slab and excavation of a narrow bank about 24 m long. we want a breakdown of the costs to get to a flat pad and…

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Daveky
Sep 29, 2009 1:07 am
KatherineHogarty
KatherineHogarty
29 September 2009

Public Liability Insurance

Public Liability Insurance

Hi All, I am just about to start building and have been recommended to take out public risk (liability) insurance for the period of the build for…

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KatherineHogarty
Sep 29, 2009 7:33 am
mudmap
mudmap
29 September 2009

How do I get rid of 400 tons of soil?

How do I get rid of 400 tons of soil?
NSW

I suggest you phone all the trucking companys and or plant hire companys and get prices to cart away as they also tender projects requiring filling. I would say $15 isn't…

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mudmap
Sep 29, 2009 10:53 am
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
29 September 2009

upgrades to bricks etc and costs with such.....

upgrades to bricks etc and costs with such.....

Yeah, we used the Category 1 bricks as well (Homestead Tan) which we love. Also, we only spent about $350 at our tiles appointment as we went with builders range for…

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Djelibeybi
Sep 29, 2009 12:02 pm
Northbound
Northbound
29 September 2009

Question for M$tricon builders in Brisbane

Question for M$tricon builders in Brisbane
QLD

Thanks Penny, Nightshade and Anne. Much appreciated. Better make sure we bring the GPS with us, as it looks like we have some trekking to do ::smile:: Anne, I have previously…

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Northbound
Sep 29, 2009 1:15 pm
Northbound
cazoraz
cazoraz
29 September 2009

Estate developer has dumped all the dirt on our block...

Estate developer has dumped all the dirt on our block...

well thats some good news - as long as you can get started, and it wont cost you anything! how annoying though :roll:

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cazoraz
Sep 29, 2009 2:29 pm
cazoraz
oztish
oztish
29 September 2009

Aurora - building home with burbank

Aurora - building home with burbank
VIC

I just wanted to wish you good luck. We built in Aurora, but with Meletis Homes. Just the actual building period was over 12 months, but Meletis are notoriously slow. Our…

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oztish
Sep 29, 2009 3:26 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
29 September 2009

Ensuite Shower advice please.

Ensuite Shower advice please.

My sister in-law has a toilet roll holder attached to the glass of the shower. The one they have constantly falls off, however I think if it was properly installed in the…

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room4acubby
Sep 29, 2009 4:14 pm
room4acubby
Booque
Booque
29 September 2009

WA Housing Centre

WA Housing Centre
WA

H everyone, I am new to this forum. ATM I feel I could read it all day. Anyway, I am building a Commodore Homes design, the Revolution 09. We have only just signed the…

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Booque
Sep 29, 2009 4:14 pm
Booque
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ekman
Sep 29, 2009 6:54 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
29 September 2009

Colorbond roof colours

Colorbond roof colours
WA

No green tinge at all, definetley looks grey. I think Bushland has a green tinge.

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 29, 2009 8:12 pm
Jose27
Jose27
29 September 2009

Our First Home - **Photo's Galore 07/09**

Our First Home - **Photo's Galore 07/09**
SA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey sammy_sj, What's happening? How is your build? Any pics of your painting? Is your tiling finished? ::smile::

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Jose27
Sep 29, 2009 9:04 pm
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
29 September 2009

render colours for surfmist

render colours for surfmist
WA

We have surfmist roof and garage doors, and went 100% Hog Bristle as the render. viewtopic.php?f=31&t=22582&hilit=surfmist+roof Sorry to everyone who is sick of seeing…

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CarolineJ
Sep 29, 2009 9:46 pm
lostcause
lostcause
30 September 2009

Main Floor Tiles...Help...Problems

Main Floor Tiles...Help...Problems

Yep - try & pull out of the deal with Coral........if the Tiler does good work, maybe ask him for his card. Shop around & find a tile that you like that won't cost extra…

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lostcause
Sep 30, 2009 7:55 am


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