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TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
25 August 2009

Site Supervisor - certificate expired!!!

Site Supervisor - certificate expired!!!

Approach your builders and tell them you want a new SS under the advice of the FTO. Better to cover your a... then to be spanked raw..

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TimmyDunlop
Aug 25, 2009 2:42 pm
Emmsie
Emmsie
25 August 2009

Catholic School at Doreen?

Catholic School at Doreen?
VIC
1, 2

Well, i checked it out with the planning department at the catholic education office, and there is no proposed date for the opening of a catholic school in Doreen. I was…

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Emmsie
Aug 25, 2009 5:02 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
25 August 2009

fixed house and land price

fixed house and land price

yep I am sure you can negotiate a higher price, lower I highly doubt it. Sorry not very helpul. I havent had any experience here but if you buy off the plan, and want to…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 25, 2009 5:29 pm
kylznrobboSA
kylznrobboSA
25 August 2009

Insurance for owner supplied items

Insurance for owner supplied items
SA

Awsome, Thanx heaps for that!!! I'll call them tomorrow and suss it out. :z: Cheers, Robbo

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kylznrobboSA
Aug 25, 2009 5:37 pm
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Zerosignal
Aug 25, 2009 7:55 pm
d3p
d3p
25 August 2009

Privacy due to Fence height

Privacy due to Fence height

different people, different culture, different action

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d3p
Aug 25, 2009 9:39 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
25 August 2009

Tiling cost

Tiling cost

The one we have is about $21,573 without tiles. So the breakdown is $16,025.97 For total cost of tiling , $2599 for waterproofing (Dryflex membrane 47 m's…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 25, 2009 11:16 pm

Building Inspections

Building Inspections

This is the bible that all builder must follow but some will try to short cut What is a reasonable standard of constuction and workmanship in a building project from…

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BuildingCostsEstimating
Aug 26, 2009 10:23 am
CoNNiE
CoNNiE
26 August 2009

What is this on the land?

What is this on the land?

I called the council, they told me it's a power box... it's a great block, so the challenge will be building a frontage that hides the box.

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CoNNiE
Aug 26, 2009 11:54 am
Nicci
Nicci
26 August 2009

Street Lights

Street Lights
WA

Thanks for the replies.. :D I called the power company and they said it'll take 5 working days.

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Nicci
Aug 26, 2009 12:24 pm
lisanne
lisanne
26 August 2009

Home & Contents Insurance - Who to use?

Home & Contents Insurance - Who to use?

Oh and my contents is going to reduce by $240 a year :D Noice

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lisanne
Aug 26, 2009 2:03 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
26 August 2009

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27
VIC

Hi, We are building with DFH too. We have chosen the Lancaster new one. We were going with the harvard, but a new promo came out saving us…

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cazoraz
Aug 26, 2009 4:31 pm
cazoraz
rj_louise
rj_louise
26 August 2009

Anyone used Coal dust by Alice roof tiles?

Anyone used Coal dust by Alice roof tiles?

We used those tiles on the house we just sold, below is a link to the pic on the real estate website which hopefully gives you an idea.

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rj_louise
Aug 26, 2009 6:15 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 August 2009

Soakwells- concrete or PVC?

Soakwells- concrete or PVC?

It all depends on the site and soil type... have a talk to Fu about soakwells. Onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 27, 2009 12:00 am
onc_artisan
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onc_artisan
Aug 27, 2009 12:33 am
onc_artisan
lisanne
lisanne
27 August 2009

Has anyone requested builder for another site supervisor?

Has anyone requested builder for another site supervisor?

Does an SS need to be licenced? I know that my builder has someone registered as being licenced but I'm not sure if the SS needs it or not

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lisanne
Aug 27, 2009 8:11 am
danana
danana
27 August 2009

New first time home builders!

New first time home builders!
NSW

Hello, we are danana, a young couple looking at building a Wisdom house at The Ponds....... We were looking at eden brae untill we read all the negitive comments around…

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danana
Aug 27, 2009 5:56 pm
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lisanne
Aug 27, 2009 7:22 pm

Thanks for every-one's advise :D I found another option for us, we are still thinking of keeping the surfmist for the fascia, garage and door even though we both love…

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thechlochlo
Aug 27, 2009 7:32 pm
thechlochlo
peppapig
peppapig
27 August 2009

Building the NBG - LaTrobe - anyone done the same?

Building the NBG - LaTrobe - anyone done the same?

Hi all, Have checked our contract and this is what we were quoted for the following: 3 additional low voltage down lights - 345 Additional telephone point -…

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peppapig
Aug 27, 2009 8:56 pm
magmyster
magmyster
27 August 2009

Selling house for removal vs demolition

Selling house for removal vs demolition

We had a nightmare experience when it came to selling our home. We advertised our home for removal. The house was old although had a new roof,kitchen and hot water unit. A…

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magmyster
Aug 27, 2009 9:04 pm
majikalmushroom
majikalmushroom
27 August 2009

Our Homey - Finally Moved In!!

Our Homey - Finally Moved In!!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi everyone!! No, I havent disappeared off the face of the Earth, BUT we have been trying to settle into our new home! We've been moved in for just over a month now,…

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majikalmushroom
Aug 27, 2009 9:04 pm
majikalmushroom
Rowena
Rowena
27 August 2009

Pet Peeve - my full skip bin

Pet Peeve - my full skip bin

I am building in a built up area, and it is sooo irritating having the skip filled up with everyone's junk. Boxes and boxes of their junk. Now…

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Rowena
Aug 27, 2009 9:15 pm
Rowena
*frosty*
*frosty*
27 August 2009

How to decide!

How to decide!

In short, do not bank on the full 32k or possibly even the 25k if you have only just started the process now. Don't rush yourself for…

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*frosty*
Aug 27, 2009 10:00 pm
*frosty*
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 August 2009

Domestic Driveway Design

Domestic Driveway Design

Got any dementions? :wink: Onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 27, 2009 10:02 pm
onc_artisan
Manda
Manda
27 August 2009

What electrical things did you think of/added/wish you had?

What electrical things did you think of/added/wish you had?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Oh we also put a 25mm conduit without a face plate at the front door for alarm. It doesn't have a face plate as lots of alarm panels are tiny these days so the face plate…

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Manda
Aug 27, 2009 11:56 pm
Manda
Pigdaddy
Pigdaddy
28 August 2009

Contrat Problems

Contrat Problems
QLD

If you havent signed anything then your fine, they can chase you up all they like your not obligated to pay for it.

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Pigdaddy
Aug 28, 2009 7:26 am
Coral-Stradbroke251
Coral-Stradbroke251
28 August 2009

Slab & rain

Slab & rain

When our slab was poured, we had light drizzle/rain in the afternoon (slab was poured in the morning). Now we have 'concrete dusting' as a result. The slab isn't smooth…

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Coral-Stradbroke251
Aug 28, 2009 7:44 am
kek
kek
28 August 2009

Porter Davis Camperwell 29 with Balgownie Facade n Alfresco

Porter Davis Camperwell 29 with Balgownie Facade n Alfresco
VIC

Hi Tania - lovely house, but I doubt you'll find anyone who's built one to completion yet, as it's a new design.... The display photos look beautiful - I especially love…

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kek
Aug 28, 2009 9:24 am
kek
kek
kek
28 August 2009

Bigger bedroom or retreat?

Bigger bedroom or retreat?

It depends entirely on what will suit you. We have a massive bedroom with retreat, and I know many people think it's ridiculous and a waste of space, but we use it daily…

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kek
Aug 28, 2009 9:31 am
kek
klscomps
klscomps
28 August 2009

Is a corner lot less or more desirable????

Is a corner lot less or more desirable????

Personally wouldn't choose either. Finished building recently and went for a traditional neighboured block in a court. CORNER BLOCK Have owned a corner block before (on…

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klscomps
Aug 28, 2009 2:03 pm
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ken007
Aug 28, 2009 4:05 pm
ken007
d3p
d3p
28 August 2009

Help ! Calling all who had/experience Rocks on Soil Test

Help ! Calling all who had/experience Rocks on Soil Test
VIC

not so good news for me. ::wornout:: soil test report has returned. My current builder didn't say anything about there might be a big extra site cost, therefore i was advised site…

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d3p
Aug 28, 2009 9:29 pm
Manda
Manda
29 August 2009

Guidance and help required

Guidance and help required
WA

Hey! Sounds like a big project for a first home owner! Grab the sunday times and check out the new home section. Most companies have a section now for people wanting to…

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Manda
Aug 29, 2009 12:00 am
Manda
HangOver
HangOver
29 August 2009

block is now ours council permission to clear? chittering WA

block is now ours council permission to clear? chittering WA
WA

Hi we are now the owners of 6 acres in chittering. we haven't settled on a builder yet but the block will need leveling and cleared. Will we need council permission to…

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HangOver
Aug 29, 2009 4:08 am
aussie_phil
aussie_phil
29 August 2009

Springhill Estate, Langwarrin, VIC

Springhill Estate, Langwarrin, VIC
VIC

We've signed up with NBG. We're off this morning to put in our 'wish list' and get the ball rolling. Not sure what we'll do if the quote comes back over our budget?!? …

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aussie_phil
Aug 29, 2009 8:07 am
EKT
EKT
29 August 2009

What is a reasonable build time? And resonable compensation?

What is a reasonable build time? And resonable compensation?
VIC
1, 2, 3

I'm in NSW so I'm not sure what the minimum is here. They have been…

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EKT
Aug 29, 2009 9:15 am
ICK
ICK
29 August 2009

Anyone with Mocha Bricks?

Anyone with Mocha Bricks?

Oh, and Stormy, that looks nothing like our brick :th: Ours doesn't have any impressions in it like that sample wall. Looks more like Kurrajong, maybe Boral changed it…

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ICK
Aug 29, 2009 10:24 am
ICK
zaphod
zaphod
29 August 2009

didn't want to, but building again

didn't want to, but building again
1, 2

hi sherwin, we will pursue consumer affairs but we have to give them the opportunity to repair first. We are worried that we will get little help from any industry…

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zaphod
Aug 29, 2009 8:35 pm
dvs_dk
dvs_dk
30 August 2009

Telephone connection

Telephone connection

Hey thanx Pugs that's a handy site. cheers

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dvs_dk
Aug 30, 2009 10:20 am
dvs_dk
Manda
Manda
30 August 2009

Indpendnt Insp's procedure & neighbours rubbish in our block

Indpendnt Insp's procedure & neighbours rubbish in our block

And on another important thing which is worrying us a lot is that we observed last week that two patches of concrete was lying in our block. We asked both…

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Manda
Aug 30, 2009 10:27 am
Manda
jspitz
jspitz
30 August 2009

Our Tribeca 40:do you think our render color looks okay?

Our Tribeca 40:do you think our render color looks okay?

Thanks everyone for your positive responses-I'm getting used to it and like it more each time I see it.

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jspitz
Aug 30, 2009 5:13 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
30 August 2009

unitex rendering

unitex rendering

Hey Sutto - my parents covered their entire house in Unitex. I've posted about it before (you should be able to search for the post) For lighter colours (e.g. similar to…

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stonecutter1309
Aug 30, 2009 8:54 pm
stonecutter1309
franco
franco
31 August 2009

Smartslat fencing quote sanity check

Smartslat fencing quote sanity check

Yeah it is expensive for fencing! I had a "genius" thought over the weekend.. gonna go with the smart slat to the sides of the home so that we have the security we need…

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franco
Aug 31, 2009 9:00 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
31 August 2009

4 years and building still going on

4 years and building still going on
WA

Hmmm... I know of someone that is upto 5years for a house :shock: Albeit slightly out of the box, but they are now OBing it :roll: onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 31, 2009 11:02 am
onc_artisan
smurf84
smurf84
31 August 2009

Extra Electrical work - How much?

Extra Electrical work - How much?

Hey there, Have you already signed the contract ? what stage are you up to? I had a few extra electrical ideas after I singed the contract.. Bit fustrating i know.. but…

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smurf84
Aug 31, 2009 1:38 pm
penny77
penny77
31 August 2009

Tarneit Gardens/ R3flections boundary peg moved!!?

Tarneit Gardens/ R3flections boundary peg moved!!?
VIC

Unfortunately I think it happens alot and some people have to pay for the site to be surveyed again. Hope you don't have to pay for it and the r3flections have to!!

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penny77
Aug 31, 2009 1:51 pm
iTalk
iTalk
31 August 2009

First Project in Caroline Springs

First Project in Caroline Springs
VIC

Hi Richie, Nice floorplan :) We're going through Creative Mode Homes as well, and I know someone else in this forum is currently building with them. They have nothing but…

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iTalk
Aug 31, 2009 1:58 pm
iTalk
itsmeud
itsmeud
31 August 2009

Errors in documents made by builders

Errors in documents made by builders

When we first got the contracts I was surprised to find typing errors in the part of the document with general conditions which I'm certain are not specific to our house.…

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itsmeud
Aug 31, 2009 2:43 pm


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