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Vundaful!
Vundaful!
10 January 2010

AHHH! Chippie has put front door handle in wrong spot!!

AHHH! Chippie has put front door handle in wrong spot!!
QLD

Most people really do try to do the same thing, and I've noticed a tendency for people on forums to develop a kind of "victimised herd mentality" where, in the absence of…

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Vundaful!
Jan 10, 2010 3:30 pm
Vundaful!
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
10 January 2010

counting down to contract signing !

counting down to contract signing !

Good luck, we're due to sign our contract on Friday, but we are still waiting on the final plans. Hoping they arrive tomorrow actually but I'm guessing it won't be until…

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Fernyhouse
Jan 10, 2010 8:01 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
11 January 2010

Masterton Homes in Sydney

Masterton Homes in Sydney
NSW

Hey Sam. Welcome to the forum. We are building the Villina and are nearly finished. You can check out my thread here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=18292 With the exception of a…

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buildingadreamhome
Jan 11, 2010 7:12 am
buildingadreamhome
to_do_list
to_do_list
11 January 2010

Provisional Sum Items in HIA Contract

Provisional Sum Items in HIA Contract
QLD

Make sure you know know the rates for any provisional items. For example, how much extra will it cost for each extra metre of piers. Then check…

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to_do_list
Jan 11, 2010 3:25 pm
to_do_list
billdsl
billdsl
11 January 2010

Hot Water system options

Hot Water system options
WA

wow, i cant justify spending over $1,000 on one....

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billdsl
Jan 11, 2010 3:55 pm
billdsl
Surveyor
Surveyor
11 January 2010

Adenbrook VS M3tricon

Adenbrook VS M3tricon
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

bump de bump..... I wonder if M came through?

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Surveyor
Jan 11, 2010 4:06 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
11 January 2010

Building a PD Illoura

Building a PD Illoura
VIC
1 ... 13, 14, 15

:: :: :: Fantastic job. I love…

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House-To-Be
Jan 11, 2010 4:39 pm
Felistopher
Felistopher
11 January 2010

Advise on house plans please! Bek's Henley Lexington Q2

Advise on house plans please! Bek's Henley Lexington Q2
VIC
1, 2

Thanks for that Fel, I will be looking out for them when it comes time to choose all those things - which I can't wait for! Again, trying not to…

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Felistopher
Jan 11, 2010 6:19 pm
Felistopher
Candylea
Candylea
11 January 2010

Loan approval and building permit issue~

Loan approval and building permit issue~

Hi I'm assuming you already have pre-approval from the bank, as you are ready to build? If that is so, then I don't see why the builder can't put the building licence…

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Candylea
Jan 11, 2010 8:40 pm
Candylea
sonic
sonic
11 January 2010

Timbercrete in / around Canberra

Timbercrete in / around Canberra
NSW

We are hoping to build this year and have just looked at a single skin Timbercrete house on display in Nowra. Does anyone have experience of building and living in a…

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sonic
Jan 11, 2010 9:24 pm
scrappinfreak
scrappinfreak
11 January 2010

creeking floor... help

creeking floor... help

Hi Lisa, the builder doesnt do a 3 month check. He said to write him a list and he'll look at fixing the problems. My issue with this, is what if i miss something really…

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scrappinfreak
Jan 11, 2010 9:38 pm
Lex
Lex
12 January 2010

Retaining wall collapsed due to the rain .... help

Retaining wall collapsed due to the rain .... help

A really nice summary by tdl!! Yes, any update so far?

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Lex
Jan 12, 2010 7:14 am
Lex
simon thoughts
simon thoughts
12 January 2010

Masterton questions

Masterton questions

Thanks to everyone for the quick feedback. Really reassuring. This is all new to us! Brilliant news about the fast build too...that's truly amazing. Cross fingers ours…

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simon thoughts
Jan 12, 2010 8:08 am
wendles82
wendles82
12 January 2010

Dennis Family Homes Vic

Dennis Family Homes Vic
VIC

Hey Keytee, We are building in Arnolds Creek Estate in Melton. We just have a vacant block at the moment. lol ::hyst::

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wendles82
Jan 12, 2010 10:37 am
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
12 January 2010

Insulation in Alfresco Roof

Insulation in Alfresco Roof
QLD

Sometimes it's actually a lot easier to have say a stratco roof section made up rather than having a fully framed up roofing system made. Also the underside of the statco…

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Nathan SteelFab
Jan 12, 2010 12:34 pm
Nathan SteelFab
amsmeq
amsmeq
12 January 2010

Building with EB - - Hayman 28 (now 31)

Building with EB - - Hayman 28 (now 31)

So a quick update Weve started to get our quotes back from our HOG visit. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA There has certainly been a bit of negotiation happening. Just by picking up…

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amsmeq
Jan 12, 2010 12:38 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
12 January 2010

DIY Stormwater

DIY Stormwater
SA

My stormwater was drawn on my engineering which was submitted to council. I dont think it would be that hard to do it, but mine is dug down about 600mm, found that out…

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buildingwithhamra
Jan 12, 2010 2:15 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
12 January 2010

flatening backyard

flatening backyard

The fill is the cheapest part by…

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Djelibeybi
Jan 12, 2010 2:43 pm
nikkit
nikkit
12 January 2010

Our Home with PD

Our Home with PD
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Hi erinleigh, I just read through your entire thread hoping for a picture of your new sectional caboa dawn garage door, and there doesnt seem to be one. I did a search of…

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nikkit
Jan 12, 2010 4:02 pm
just Erin
just Erin
12 January 2010

Advice on building with Henley

Advice on building with Henley
VIC

Product review sites will tell you horror stories for ALL builders. Check out the blog thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1522&start=0 for all the people building/built with…

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just Erin
Jan 12, 2010 8:22 pm
just Erin
netadelle
netadelle
12 January 2010

Information requested from builder and denied-any thoughts?

Information requested from builder and denied-any thoughts?

Sorry, not sure who commented but...what sort of 'cards' are you talking about? The only cards I know of that tradies have are their red cards…

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netadelle
Jan 12, 2010 9:22 pm
netadelle
kateypink
kateypink
12 January 2010

Conttract additions...I mean, corrections

Conttract additions...I mean, corrections

PD said the same to us and we then had soooooo many issues with the final drawings and even when the final drawings were finally changes the house and additions are in the…

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kateypink
Jan 12, 2010 9:27 pm

I post two phots in here, hopefully, you can tell the…

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koala1
Jan 12, 2010 9:36 pm
kateypink
kateypink
12 January 2010

4th bedroom or study?

4th bedroom or study?

I changed my study to a 4th bedroom and didnt have to upgrade anything else for the 4th bedroom.

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kateypink
Jan 12, 2010 9:41 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 January 2010

Show me your Fence - painted!

Show me your Fence - painted!

Right spot Ross :: Sorry I can help we don't have fences here :z:

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onc_artisan
Jan 13, 2010 7:18 am
onc_artisan
Star07
Star07
13 January 2010

Long time lurker with a question

Long time lurker with a question

Thanks for all of your comments guys :) I figure if we allow about 30% then that should give us a guide and if it goes over that then maybe we just have to review our…

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Star07
Jan 13, 2010 9:13 am
hyattg
hyattg
13 January 2010

Metric0n Homes

Metric0n Homes
VIC
1, 2

Great thread. This is a great warning to those of you who are looking at building or who have already signed up with the MCon. It is interesting that people would rather…

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hyattg
Jan 13, 2010 10:09 am
somewoman
somewoman
13 January 2010

tiles in the hallway instead of carpet??

tiles in the hallway instead of carpet??
1, 2

Tiles throughout? I could not live in a place like that! Cold, hard, noisy, unforgiving, and grout a pain to keep clean. Toddlers are…

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somewoman
Jan 13, 2010 10:58 am
somewoman
jinroh
jinroh
14 July 2010

Anyone renting while they build?

Anyone renting while they build?
1, 2, 3

If anyone looking for renting a house for short term while building in the west VIC (Deer Park), I might be able to help you. shoot me an email: jinroh87@gmail.com

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jinroh
Jul 14, 2010 4:10 pm
mpcj
mpcj
13 January 2010

Timber bi-folds versus timber sliding

Timber bi-folds versus timber sliding
VIC

Looks gorgeous - and it is. But (and I promise I'm not trying to rain on your parade ::sad:: ) they have been known to have some issues with movement. DH worked in a display…

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mpcj
Jan 13, 2010 3:43 pm
mpcj
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 January 2010

has anyone been to VCAT?

has anyone been to VCAT?
VIC

You can go to VCAT with any claim. You get a chance to put your case in a very informal way, the other side can ask questions and the guy at the front decides, or asks…

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ECOECO
Jan 13, 2010 4:04 pm
ECOECO
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
13 January 2010

milano 30

milano 30

hi just wondering if anyone has built the milano 30 by (m.....n) if so hows it all going. im roughly 4 weeks away from moving in. id love to here from anyone who is…

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prov1xno1
Jan 13, 2010 6:37 pm
bluebird
bluebird
13 January 2010

Building with clarendon or carlisle homes in melbourne

Building with clarendon or carlisle homes in melbourne
VIC

Thanks heaps for guiding me to the Home Building Blogs, very handy! I've only just started trying to find information in the topics :)

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bluebird
Jan 13, 2010 9:13 pm
bluebird
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 January 2010

Question: Retaining Wall Drainage

Question: Retaining Wall Drainage

Slotted agg pipe with CLEAN blue metal under and over cover of 200mm. A tip : put the base in and pin agg pipe down with 'U' shaped pins with fall. Then back fill…

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onc_artisan
Jan 13, 2010 9:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 January 2010

Please comment on our proposed floor plan

Please comment on our proposed floor plan
QLD
1, 2

:oops: Just realized I posted before going to the second page... Ah well like you said kek there are 3 of us on the nay. pitty I repeated what you guys said :oops:

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onc_artisan
Jan 13, 2010 10:25 pm
onc_artisan
take2
take2
13 January 2010

Help Required - Sloping Plans

Help Required - Sloping Plans
NSW

I love the look of your elevations, you will find it will have benefits with your landscaping as building with the slope of the land will reduce external retaining walls, …

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take2
Jan 13, 2010 10:37 pm
take2
71monaro
71monaro
14 January 2010

Comment/Critique my Plans

Comment/Critique my Plans
SA

Hi Andronicus, thank you for your comments I havent decided on the perimiter of the alfresco, whether totally open or walling part way, or all the way in some areas (eg…

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71monaro
Jan 13, 2010 11:05 pm
somewoman
somewoman
14 January 2010

Carpet template/inspiration

Carpet template/inspiration

I'd suggest going into a carpet store - they should have all of that available onsite for you. Take in samples of your house colours if possible.

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somewoman
Jan 14, 2010 11:07 am
somewoman
Hels
Hels
14 January 2010

Quick Fencing Question

Quick Fencing Question
VIC

Our house is still at scrape stage, yet our next door neighbour is pretty well advanced. …

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Hels
Jan 14, 2010 1:23 pm
Hels
Southies
Southies
14 January 2010

Anyone with Airlite aluminium sliding door/windows?

Anyone with Airlite aluminium sliding door/windows?
NSW

Is it normal practice for the builder to lock the Glass door to my Balcony? because I can't push down on the handle to open…

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Southies
Jan 14, 2010 1:34 pm
Southies
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
14 January 2010

Building Costs for South West of WA/ good or bad experiences

Building Costs for South West of WA/ good or bad experiences

I can't tell you specific costs with specific builders, but I did discover that prices in the South West can be up to 40% more than the same build in Perth... I learnt…

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Jax&Trav
Jan 14, 2010 2:15 pm
outwest76
outwest76
14 January 2010

Anyone built with splitface sandstone blocks

Anyone built with splitface sandstone blocks

We are building a new house on our farm and we are going with the split face blocks , only the builder has quoted us 14K over what our brick allowance was 8K. We love the…

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outwest76
Jan 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Lex
Lex
14 January 2010

compensation help needed

compensation help needed

Good thinking! Best of luck with it!! Cheers

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Lex
Jan 14, 2010 6:45 pm
Lex
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
14 January 2010

Watch my build in 360°

Watch my build in 360°
WA

Hahaha! I was testing count up timers, and…

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Vundaful!
Jan 14, 2010 7:06 pm
Vundaful!
evelyng
evelyng
15 January 2010

Building with Dechellis in 2010

Building with Dechellis in 2010
SA

Well, here we go. After lots of browsing on this forum, its finally time for my own topic :z: Here's the story so far.... We bought our block in 2007 in Clarence Gardens,…

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evelyng
Jan 15, 2010 10:15 am
evelyng
Twiggy
Twiggy
15 January 2010

New PD Promo - We signed up just before Xmas. Can we get it?

New PD Promo - We signed up just before Xmas. Can we get it?
VIC

You should be able to. I was talking to my sales rep the other day and he was changing things for some people in the same boat as you. Also as a side note, the base price…

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Twiggy
Jan 15, 2010 12:06 pm
Twiggy
Jax&Trav
Jax&Trav
15 January 2010

Deciding on a builder in WA

Deciding on a builder in WA
WA

Peter Stannard have been recommended to me before. APG are a member of the ABN group (DaleA, WBNeaves, Homebuyers Centre etc) and I have not heard anything negative. I've…

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Jax&Trav
Jan 15, 2010 12:21 pm

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