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buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 October 2009

How much did it cost to render your portico?

How much did it cost to render your portico?

I don't want to sign off to a price with the builder if I can definately get it done cheaper…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 21, 2009 7:59 am
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
21 October 2009

How do I find vacant block owners?

How do I find vacant block owners?

Well I called the council again and got the same response, different person though. I have to send a letter to the rates department explaining what I need their details…

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pinkfairymagic
Oct 21, 2009 12:32 pm
pinkfairymagic
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Djelibeybi
Oct 21, 2009 12:47 pm

A couple of questions... Will the glass doors be opaque ? Are you keeping the slide out rangehood at the same level height as the rest of the o/head…

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jbdave
Oct 21, 2009 2:21 pm
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jasonashby
Oct 21, 2009 2:44 pm
locus
locus
21 October 2009

Alisgirl's build with Blueprint Homes- selection pics!

Alisgirl's build with Blueprint Homes- selection pics!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

How are things coming along? It has been a while since you posted an update! :)

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locus
Oct 21, 2009 3:27 pm
locus
Chedasha
Chedasha
21 October 2009

NoAnchovy's building the Blackwood @ Oyster Harbour Estate

NoAnchovy's building the Blackwood @ Oyster Harbour Estate
WA
1, 2

we are going to render the 'contemporary' bit - I would have a picture of the elevation but she took it when we signed off on it. Cal wants…

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Chedasha
Oct 21, 2009 3:39 pm
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
21 October 2009

water rates - Did YOU get a big bill whilst building???

water rates - Did YOU get a big bill whilst building???
VIC
1, 2

crickey! i hope M pays for ours, because I sure as h@ll aint paying

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evolvedmonkey
Oct 21, 2009 3:53 pm
evolvedmonkey
Kevin.c
Kevin.c
21 October 2009

Stadt heating system not blowing hot air???

Stadt heating system not blowing hot air???

I can't find the the burners to light? :x Are they the same sort as in water heaters? Pilot is like a turn + push in type. I have called in a technician to fix this for…

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Kevin.c
Oct 21, 2009 3:54 pm
buildinginjindalee
buildinginjindalee
21 October 2009

Lighting - what to get the builder to do?

Lighting - what to get the builder to do?

Great, thanks for the replies. Must say Rizzo, I have a feeling we will be in the same position if we said we would do it ourselves later........I am always getting grief…

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buildinginjindalee
Oct 21, 2009 5:50 pm
makoby
makoby
21 October 2009

Pics of Brushwood Bricks

Pics of Brushwood Bricks

Oh wow they look great! I actually came across that post before, thankyou :) I have also recently been looking at someone elses post who used austral newport?? (comnpletely…

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makoby
Oct 21, 2009 7:32 pm

I'm sure I posted this somewhere else, but here is our lighter rendered front with dark roof…

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Djelibeybi
Oct 21, 2009 9:00 pm
snhouse
snhouse
21 October 2009

Final Inspection - How does that all work?

Final Inspection - How does that all work?

Hi Caroline, I feel your frustration..... see viewtopic.php?f=31&t=24999 It amazes me how much peoples experiences with different builders vary. I think H gets a…

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snhouse
Oct 21, 2009 9:55 pm
slknv
slknv
21 October 2009

Facade Brickwork advice

Facade Brickwork advice

Hi gareth :) House looks ace, looking forwards to seeing it after handover! I would definitely bring up that facade issue, it looks like there's…

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slknv
Oct 21, 2009 10:30 pm
Rinny
Rinny
21 October 2009

Vanity kickboard look odd? Photo attached

Vanity kickboard look odd? Photo attached

Hi everyone, Just for those who may be wondering what the outcome of this is.... The side end wall panel has been installed now. As for the kickboard, I hadn't noticed,…

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Rinny
Oct 21, 2009 10:45 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 October 2009

Building new home - Problems with Builder..Higher Authority?

Building new home - Problems with Builder..Higher Authority?
WA

If its 900mm on the drawings, and if the drawings have drawers you should not have to pay extra for it. If there specifications are not specific enough it should not be…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 21, 2009 11:13 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
21 October 2009

Building first home.. what to include?

Building first home.. what to include?

My advise is don't pick paint colours from a paper brochure. Find the colours you like in a display home and get the product codes. My red front door came out more…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 21, 2009 11:49 pm
oze
oze
22 October 2009

Garage Beam or Brickwork

Garage Beam or Brickwork

After spending the weekend checking out houses in a few estates we decided that we wanted the brickwork. I agree that it looks more finished and part of the house. It's…

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oze
Oct 22, 2009 8:43 am
oze
tamrb26
tamrb26
22 October 2009

handover this friday.

handover this friday.

I just spoke to simonds, they said u have to pay first, and get it sign before the appliance get fitted, is in the contract. My mate build with henley did the same.

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tamrb26
Oct 22, 2009 12:38 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
22 October 2009

House Prices

House Prices

Supply and Demand are powerful tools on the market when morons from the government do not intrude into the free markets. As far as I can see, the society is yet to…

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ebyelyakov
Oct 22, 2009 2:04 pm
ebyelyakov
Rinny
Rinny
22 October 2009

How much to paint feature wall?

How much to paint feature wall?

A friend of myn thats building through the same builder as myself got charged $450 for one wall, we went directly to the painter and they…

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Rinny
Oct 22, 2009 2:55 pm
HangOver
HangOver
22 October 2009

Need advice Starting from scratch on rural land

Need advice Starting from scratch on rural land
NSW

hi we are in the prcess of building semi-rural which basically means we have power to the boundry but we are lucky the building envelope is only 40m from the…

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HangOver
Oct 22, 2009 5:36 pm
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
22 October 2009

CORAL's Hayman 310- frame is up and windows are in.

CORAL's Hayman 310- frame is up and windows are in.
QLD

Very exciting stuff, can't wait to see more photos. Bummer about the splashback, although i'm sure it will be worth the wait :D

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-Rebekah-
Oct 22, 2009 5:41 pm
-Rebekah-
[ fuzzy ]
[ fuzzy ]
22 October 2009

Hnley - 12 month inspection. Not happy.

Hnley - 12 month inspection. Not happy.

Call me cynical, but I bet they use the cheapest varnish or stain they can get their hands on. And while they may well fix it this time around…

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[ fuzzy ]
Oct 22, 2009 7:14 pm
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
22 October 2009

Can timber decking cover weep holes?

Can timber decking cover weep holes?

My termite warrantly will void if the weep holes is covered, no matter by planting, soil, decking, and/or pavers... It clearly stated on my…

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Salt&PepperMkII
Oct 22, 2009 8:14 pm
Roz
Roz
22 October 2009

please help me decide between these bricks

please help me decide between these bricks

Hi Makoby, We have just locked in our colour selections yesterday and we picked a beautiful tan brick from Selkirk - Goldfield Haze. We went to the Ballarat office of…

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Roz
Oct 22, 2009 9:48 pm
lisanne
lisanne
23 October 2009

Phone Trenching

Phone Trenching
VIC

PD offer phone trenching? Seriously? Hm. I'm now a bit peeved... We just got the letter saying our frame's almost done, time to ring up…

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lisanne
Oct 23, 2009 7:50 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
23 October 2009

Subdividing property.

Subdividing property.
VIC

It can take months to subdivide a property. I reckon mine took approx 8, and the fees were in excess of $30,000. I think to connect the water/sewer was over $12,000. My…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 23, 2009 8:30 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
23 October 2009

I need HELP!!!

I need HELP!!!

I think it is excellent council is suggesting you raise your slab. Mine was build slightly lower than the road level which is rubbish. Now I need to spend $$$ on…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 23, 2009 8:37 am
Casa2
Casa2
23 October 2009

How long until any work is done after slab is laid?

How long until any work is done after slab is laid?

Timber frame: 2 days (3 weeks is better) Bricks: 1 week (2 weeks is better)

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Casa2
Oct 23, 2009 9:17 am
XT4V
XT4V
23 October 2009

BIG M - Provision for tank water -> toilet / laundry

BIG M - Provision for tank water -> toilet / laundry
VIC

We are building with M in Victoria, and our rainwater tank provision is $1,565. It says "to all sanitary flushing systems", which is one upstairs…

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XT4V
Oct 23, 2009 2:13 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
23 October 2009

Phone Lines and Internet Connection

Phone Lines and Internet Connection

If you do have Internet available at your home and you put the wireless router in the study and then go wireless everywhere else, technically you should be alright. The…

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Eskay40
Oct 23, 2009 3:42 pm
Eskay40
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
23 October 2009

Did anyone use inspectors from New Home Inspections

Did anyone use inspectors from New Home Inspections

Thanks for your good wishes, mango lover. We were happy with the report sent to us from New Home Inspections, but a little disappointed that after promising the report…

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Fiffaro
Oct 23, 2009 4:28 pm
Jayneylou
Jayneylou
23 October 2009

Boral BLUE RIO Bricks!!

Boral BLUE RIO Bricks!!

My original brick choice was Blue Rio - although I think I'm going to have to find another brick. Since changing builders it doesn't seem to be on the new brick list I've…

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Jayneylou
Oct 23, 2009 7:16 pm
jspitz
jspitz
23 October 2009

What is the best product to get off grout from tiles?

What is the best product to get off grout from tiles?

Thanks royalblue, i'll give both those options a go-much appreciated

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jspitz
Oct 23, 2009 10:36 pm
JaHouse
JaHouse
23 October 2009

Re: Masterton Homes - The new thread

Re: Masterton Homes - The new thread
NSW

Hi All Mastertoners, We are building a Santorini in St George Area and have been following this forum and find it very helpful. It may sound awful to say, but I feel…

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JaHouse
Oct 23, 2009 11:18 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
24 October 2009

Questions? eaves, C/B roof, ref. aircon, hot water service..

Questions? eaves, C/B roof, ref. aircon, hot water service..
VIC

I have a feeling what is standard will depend on council requirements 600mm eaves came standard on my house. When I got my colourbond roof ("free" when we upgraded to…

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Nightshade
Oct 24, 2009 8:07 am
sarahl
sarahl
24 October 2009

Our first build!

Our first build!
VIC

Just to update this - it will hopefully become my thread throughout!! Bank Drama's!! After finally signing on the line, our banker has had to change the whole way…

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sarahl
Oct 24, 2009 10:11 am
Jess09
Jess09
24 October 2009

Help with color combination

Help with color combination
QLD

hey nightshade - i got my burnished wood kitchen on thursday and am absolutely THRILLED with the result - such a beautiful lamiwood! ::kiss:: :z:

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Jess09
Oct 24, 2009 10:22 am
Jess09
D&SG
D&SG
24 October 2009

Reminder to all Newcastle members (Expo * Expo * Expo)

Reminder to all Newcastle members (Expo * Expo * Expo)
NSW

Thanks for that! We knew about the expo but had forgotten about it :lol:

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D&SG
Oct 24, 2009 1:18 pm
D&SG
starryaprilz
starryaprilz
24 October 2009

Porter Davis Homes Melbourne

Porter Davis Homes Melbourne
VIC

Hi im not sure whether this post is active...we are building churchill 30 at alamanda pointcook stage 8B

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starryaprilz
Oct 24, 2009 4:30 pm
jasche77
jasche77
24 October 2009

Jason's Bachelor Pad (Sirocco 7)- The Beginning

Jason's Bachelor Pad (Sirocco 7)- The Beginning
NSW
1, 2

the only down side to being a bachelor is that i will have to clean that whole house all by myself ::wornout::

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jasche77
Oct 24, 2009 4:48 pm
jasche77
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
24 October 2009

Water meter

Water meter

It's only costs $1 per 1000 litres of water. I would stop stressing. The supply charge should be more expensive than the actual usage.

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 24, 2009 7:49 pm
mvcav1
mvcav1
24 October 2009

Problems with Dale Alcock?

Problems with Dale Alcock?

We asked the question on the note of "Hardiflex - Lined on flat" and we were told there would be no joins and all would be flush. If you can't trust what the builder says…

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mvcav1
Oct 24, 2009 9:20 pm
MagicJ
MagicJ
24 October 2009

Damage by next door - Updated/fixed?

Damage by next door - Updated/fixed?
1, 2

They were probably hoping they had fixed it before you noticed, Lisanne!!! They would know better if they knew how much of your heart and soul had gone into your home…

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MagicJ
Oct 24, 2009 9:35 pm
MagicJ
daz82
daz82
24 October 2009

Our Home "The Laundryless25" - Slab Complete (with Photos)

Our Home "The Laundryless25" - Slab Complete (with Photos)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey there, Hope you dont mind but Pharley and myself found your house the other day and had a bit of a look. ALl i can say is "FANTASTIC". Loved it! only larger style…

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daz82
Oct 24, 2009 9:53 pm
daz82
just Erin
just Erin
25 October 2009

Problems with brick supplier

Problems with brick supplier

That's a good result! An upgrade at no extra cost :: :: :: I dont know why they wanted to charge you $800 to change the brick though :? :? :? If anything, M should have asked…

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just Erin
Oct 25, 2009 12:12 am
just Erin
oreo
oreo
25 October 2009

STANHOPE GARDENS community levy

STANHOPE GARDENS community levy
NSW

Yes you own the land. Community levy is the quarterly fee you pay for the use of pool and tennis courts plus maintenance (mowing, cleaning etc) of the area.

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oreo
Oct 25, 2009 10:02 am
Kristi
Kristi
25 October 2009

Do we need a solicitor/conveyancer? Builder wants name

Do we need a solicitor/conveyancer? Builder wants name
QLD

Thanks for your replies. We have decided we don't need a solicitor at this stage and the builders are happy with that. waranraz: yes, we already have the land in our…

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Kristi
Oct 25, 2009 5:21 pm
Kristi

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