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sarahq
sarahq
6 September 2009

Need all the luck we can get

Need all the luck we can get
VIC

We're building in Beaconsfield (VIC), and if you work in Melbourne CBD like me, this block of land is far, far,…

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sarahq
Sep 06, 2009 11:19 pm
sarahq
sarahq
sarahq
6 September 2009

help:Boundary Fencing set back requirement,Alamanda,Carlisle

help:Boundary Fencing set back requirement,Alamanda,Carlisle
VIC

I wonder if it is worth talking to Carlisle about this since our siting has not yet been finalised by…

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sarahq
Sep 06, 2009 11:24 pm
sarahq
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[JADED]
7 September 2009

Any tips/suggestions for Building a new home

Any tips/suggestions for Building a new home

Not sure from your post whether that means you have specifically picked out your block or not ? Id check things like the location of street lights and the road design.…

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[JADED]
Sep 07, 2009 1:32 pm
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stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
7 September 2009

Natural Gas outlets - cloning, wood fire places

Natural Gas outlets - cloning, wood fire places

Thanks folks! I don't think we'd be running them at the same time. I asked our SS and he said it shouldn't be a problem. I'll ask the gas fitter when he comes around to…

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stonecutter1309
Sep 07, 2009 1:32 pm
stonecutter1309
kyton
kyton
7 September 2009

Stackstone Pillars

Stackstone Pillars

Amber Tiles were the stockist - can't remember the brand name. Beware however the corners are the most expensive part. They did just have 20% off on the weekend.

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kyton
Sep 07, 2009 4:34 pm
kyton
the H crew
the H crew
7 September 2009

First inspection (slab/frame) today...

First inspection (slab/frame) today...

yeah thats where i got it from... i checked with my solicitor to back up what was said and they looked at my building contract and said that with all the builders clauses…

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the H crew
Sep 07, 2009 7:18 pm
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
7 September 2009

Building in Perth, WA

Building in Perth, WA
WA

I would also give the music room its own door from the living room. Move the featured wall facing the garden out a bit, and you'll have room for it. I just think you are…

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CarolineJ
Sep 07, 2009 8:13 pm
Jeffsy
Jeffsy
7 September 2009

Colorbond - did you get extra insulation?

Colorbond - did you get extra insulation?
WA

I'm not an expert on these things - but if what you are referring to is also called 'sarking' - it is also only an option in Victoria. It is costing me an extra $1500.

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Jeffsy
Sep 07, 2009 9:32 pm

metter, Will be following your build progress with interest for two reasons We are also building with Weeks Peacock & our sales consultant was also Angela. We've had a…

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Andronicus
Sep 07, 2009 10:20 pm
Sierra
Sierra
7 September 2009

Screw Pile Footing System and Bored Piers

Screw Pile Footing System and Bored Piers

Screw piles are like a giant screw that is put in the ground. Bored piers (Which are also refered to as concrete piers) are where they dig out a deep hole and then fill…

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Sierra
Sep 07, 2009 10:22 pm
Sierra
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nietzche
Sep 08, 2009 12:46 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 September 2009

Site cut on the wrong block - Is this possible?

Site cut on the wrong block - Is this possible?

I really don't see how this can happen. :? If the survey has been done, there will be a corner peg with the adjoining lot number on both sides. :wink: Unless it is a corner…

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onc_artisan
Sep 08, 2009 10:24 am
onc_artisan
saoye
saoye
8 September 2009

GJ Gardner vs Rossdale (SA)?

GJ Gardner vs Rossdale (SA)?
SA
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Woodvillesouth, Everything ok with the house? I know you're having problems with the water meter not yet moved out of the way, but other than that are you satisfied? …

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saoye
Sep 08, 2009 11:08 am
Hoffies
Hoffies
8 September 2009

Where would you put your filter for drinking water?

Where would you put your filter for drinking water?

Is it a council requirement to have filters? Just curious as I live in an area where the majority of residents are 100% tank water, us included. We don't have any…

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Hoffies
Sep 08, 2009 11:38 am
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
8 September 2009

Initial Site Supervisor Meeting - what to expect?

Initial Site Supervisor Meeting - what to expect?

The best thing I've realised about my SS is that he is always happy to update me with what's happened at the house and what's booked in for next week. So, I'd ask for a…

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overwhelmed
Sep 08, 2009 11:40 am
misscrow
misscrow
8 September 2009

Solver Paints - any good?

Solver Paints - any good?

Both companies will colour match the other's colour charts by the way. So, if you like a Dulux colour, Solver will do it (colour match) as close as…

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misscrow
Sep 08, 2009 12:36 pm
billdsl
billdsl
8 September 2009

Is this acceptable from a shed company??

Is this acceptable from a shed company??

yer its a bit messy, but think this one is all just incorrect quoting, and if its been done just to secure my business its pretty shonky.. still no call back to let me…

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billdsl
Sep 08, 2009 1:09 pm
billdsl
cyberman
cyberman
8 September 2009

Burbank construction period

Burbank construction period
VIC

At the moment (shorly before signing the contract) my builder is estimating 260 days, but I suspect the contract will actually be worse than that. If time is a major…

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cyberman
Sep 08, 2009 3:00 pm
cyberman
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kbudgie
Sep 08, 2009 3:33 pm
kbudgie
hiker
hiker
8 September 2009

Infills above windows and sliding doors?

Infills above windows and sliding doors?

One potential problem with having the windows right below the eaves is that the tops of the windows will always be shaded. So they let no heat from the sun into the house…

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hiker
Sep 08, 2009 4:05 pm
erinleigh
erinleigh
8 September 2009

Should i stand and push the builder for it.. or not?

Should i stand and push the builder for it.. or not?
1, 2

Don't ever give up when you know your right. And you are definately right. It's in your contract so they have to supply it or offer a credit.

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erinleigh
Sep 08, 2009 4:48 pm
erinleigh
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
8 September 2009

Floor Plan Opinions please

Floor Plan Opinions please

Swap the shower and toilet. Have the shower door open towards the bath and have the toilet face the bedroom. You might need to steal 15cm from the wir. I would keep the…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 08, 2009 5:14 pm
suh
suh
8 September 2009

Photos of STACKED STONE entrances??

Photos of STACKED STONE entrances??
1, 2

I can't imagine it being any different from having a bathroom tiled to the ceiling. Just check with the tile supplier, they will let you know what you can and can't do.

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suh
Sep 08, 2009 5:51 pm
suh
Steveo
Steveo
8 September 2009

Double Glazed Windows - Type and Price - Vote, Vote, Vote :)

Double Glazed Windows - Type and Price - Vote, Vote, Vote :)
VIC
1, 2, 3

I've seen and operated PVC at the Home Show. The corners look ugly and genrally the windows don;t look nice. I'm sure more…

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Steveo
Sep 08, 2009 6:05 pm
Steveo
Cleishy
Cleishy
8 September 2009

Site Costs

Site Costs

Those site costs sound extroadinary high!!! A M class site costs are usually around $5000 - $7000. I would get another builder to give you a quote for site costs and…

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Cleishy
Sep 08, 2009 7:03 pm
Cleishy
charlie
charlie
8 September 2009

Building Contract - Question!

Building Contract - Question!

Hi Micara! Saturday will be an exciting day! :z: I know what you mean about the colour selections. We found it heaps fun but it certainly would have helped if we'd had…

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charlie
Sep 08, 2009 7:48 pm
charlie
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
8 September 2009

point cook future land sneydes road

point cook future land sneydes road
VIC

They must be small blocks then at $204k i'd expect that to be around 512m2 given the proximity to Featherbrook and the boardwalk boulevard.

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Zerosignal
Sep 08, 2009 11:17 pm
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
9 September 2009

Country Vic build

Country Vic build
VIC

Theres a few building in Bendigo using these forums, interesting to see how everyone is going. I'll be watching your thread with interest, make sure to keep the photos coming

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evolvedmonkey
Sep 09, 2009 10:09 am
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
9 September 2009

Anyone built with Simonds in Bendigo?

Anyone built with Simonds in Bendigo?
VIC

I haven't built with Simonds in Bendigo but I know of about 4 people that have recently or are currently working with them. They seem to have a good name so far, no troubles.

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evolvedmonkey
Sep 09, 2009 10:11 am
evolvedmonkey
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
9 September 2009

Where are all the people that are building in the country???

Where are all the people that are building in the country???
1, 2, 3

Yeah, we are building new Bendigo in Victoria Supposably our land has increased in value a whopping 30,000 since we purchased it, seems…

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pinkfairymagic
Sep 09, 2009 11:12 am
pinkfairymagic
Southies
Southies
9 September 2009

Ways of doing plain coloured concrete - what difference?

Ways of doing plain coloured concrete - what difference?
VIC

All coloured concrete, whether it's colour-through, colour on top, stencilled........needs to be sealed to protect the colour. Sealer is not a colour, but a protective…

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Southies
Sep 09, 2009 11:55 am
Southies
klscomps
klscomps
9 September 2009

Progress Payment Amounts

Progress Payment Amounts
1, 2

Maybe not... we are building with Coral and they provide a fixed price tender (including rock excavation etc) and we have been advised by our mortgage…

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klscomps
Sep 09, 2009 1:34 pm
Yakks
Yakks
9 September 2009

New home process

New home process

Thanks Waranraz, I checked that thread and it helps me My land is in VIC

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Yakks
Sep 09, 2009 2:33 pm

HaHa, classic! Don't worry about it Helyn, but maybe you should stay off the wine in the afternoons! hahaha :lol: :lol:

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Helyn
Sep 09, 2009 3:30 pm
Helyn
[JADED]
[JADED]
9 September 2009

What is the deal with approaching tradies for cash jobs?

What is the deal with approaching tradies for cash jobs?

we were also told to talk to the tradies or go through the site supervisor for cash jobs haha We will be getting electrician to put in data cabling.. and extra power…

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[JADED]
Sep 09, 2009 4:02 pm
[JADED]
Haven
Haven
9 September 2009

Average building time in contract???

Average building time in contract???

Congrats rj-louise! :: Our contract states 207 days for a 36 sq house with PD. We're only 2 weeks into building, so far.

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Haven
Sep 09, 2009 4:34 pm
Haven
Jodie80
Jodie80
9 September 2009

Pink Slab!! - Pic attached!

Pink Slab!! - Pic attached!

Pink bits... :th: interesting. I wonder if i'll get a pink slab too?? Don't think my son would be too appreciative of it!! :lol:

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Jodie80
Sep 09, 2009 5:28 pm
Jodie80
Lostris
Lostris
9 September 2009

Are the Edges of your SLAB supposed to be perfect ?

Are the Edges of your SLAB supposed to be perfect ?

ours was a bit rough around the edges, and when they put the frame up it was a little out of square around the front, but they just grind some bits and fill some bits and…

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Lostris
Sep 09, 2009 7:28 pm
Brad 76
Brad 76
9 September 2009

Garage Question

Garage Question

Thanks again, All done. Deposit paid. Will update at: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=22916 I'll post pics (as soon as i have some) Off to band practice now... Cheers, -Brad

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Brad 76
Sep 09, 2009 9:54 pm
Hels
Hels
9 September 2009

Not happy with assigned Porter Davis CSA

Not happy with assigned Porter Davis CSA

What division and area are you building in? Our CSC was fantastic and still is, if you are using the same office I will PM her name to you. We were Prestige and Berwick.

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Hels
Sep 09, 2009 9:59 pm
Hels
jspitz
jspitz
9 September 2009

How would I know if my rangehood is externally flued?

How would I know if my rangehood is externally flued?

Thanks everyone for your help, now know what to look out for.

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jspitz
Sep 09, 2009 10:29 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
9 September 2009

Building process

Building process
VIC

I am not surprised that builders dont give timeframes, cause everyone complains and complains if the timeframes arent met, just read these forums. I am a little ahead of…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 09, 2009 10:41 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
9 September 2009

Is there anything we can do about lack of brick blending?

Is there anything we can do about lack of brick blending?

By the way who is responsible to fix it if you need to?It's the builders responsibility to make sure the work is done within standards. Is…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 09, 2009 11:02 pm
Brad 76
Brad 76
10 September 2009

Building our first home!

Building our first home!
SA

Hi, Welcome to the forum. It's a great place.

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Brad 76
Sep 10, 2009 12:15 am
Macy
Macy
10 September 2009

Urbanedge Larne - Letter box trouble! (updated Sep 7)

Urbanedge Larne - Letter box trouble! (updated Sep 7)
VIC
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Section 5 says: -Erect cause or permit to be erected or remain on the lot a dwelling or other structure other than the a dwelling or structure…

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Macy
Sep 10, 2009 11:17 am
Hugh Jorgan
Hugh Jorgan
10 September 2009

Coastal Conditions

Coastal Conditions
WA

Thanks for the info, it's just i was told by another builder it would cost $900 for the coastal conditions and people i know that live near the coast say they haven't…

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Hugh Jorgan
Sep 10, 2009 1:45 pm
Pugs
Pugs
10 September 2009

Telephone pre-wire???

Telephone pre-wire???

You're best off booking a time with Telstra for them to lay the cable when the services trench to your house is open. $299 for a new phone connection…

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Pugs
Sep 10, 2009 4:41 pm
Pugs
Manda
Manda
10 September 2009

Who to build with in Perth

Who to build with in Perth
WA

I went with Gemmill - paperwork stage was a bit hairy and stressful but my house is amazing and I actually think it might be perfect but I will wait to PCI to say for…

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Manda
Sep 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Manda
cmooring
cmooring
10 September 2009

Nice Cheap Clay Pavers

Nice Cheap Clay Pavers

It's almost done. I should update that thread soon. The structure is up now, but we have ripped up the paving and concrete underneath. We have a few pallets of pavers…

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cmooring
Sep 10, 2009 11:47 pm
cmooring


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