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Manda
Manda
22 July 2009

Corner Blocks - Choosing your address.

Corner Blocks - Choosing your address.

Our Estate told us we could have either street as our address...you probably need to tell them so the land title has the right address on it? I hate our street name (that…

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Manda
Jul 22, 2009 11:11 pm
Manda
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hmmmmm
Jul 23, 2009 10:13 am
sluggerdog
sluggerdog
23 July 2009

$900 for off-white mortar for 22square house

$900 for off-white mortar for 22square house
1, 2, 3

$600.00 for 20 squares. It wasn't a huge deal in the scheme of things however the brick we selected didn't require white mortar and then we find out the brick we wanted…

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sluggerdog
Jul 23, 2009 10:15 am
dmynott
dmynott
23 July 2009

Unconditional Loan Approval

Unconditional Loan Approval

PnSdreams Yes this is normal; you can not differentiate between the land and the house. The back will take a mortgage over the land not the house, as the house is…

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dmynott
Jul 23, 2009 10:26 am
Nervous
Nervous
23 July 2009

NBG vs. H3nley

NBG vs. H3nley
VIC

Hi Britt, Ah how I envy the likes of you and others who have moved in already! We have what seems to be such a long journey ahead! It should all be worth it in the end…

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Nervous
Jul 23, 2009 10:50 am
Nervous
oze
oze
23 July 2009

The process

The process
VIC

Thanks everyone. Well we signed the land contract yesterday subject to finance near the end of August. The builder has overestimated site costs a bit so that we're covered…

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oze
Jul 23, 2009 11:32 am
oze
MKR
MKR
23 July 2009

Wrong part of Facade rendered... update! [23/04]

Wrong part of Facade rendered... update! [23/04]
1 ... 4, 5, 6

sigh H2B...dont ask :( ... a week or so after the driveway was done we started noticing white…

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MKR
Jul 23, 2009 1:19 pm
MKR
Emmsie
Emmsie
23 July 2009

Our house in VP

Our house in VP
VIC

Big Congrats! Very exciting for you! Thanks for finding out about the driveways for me- one more problem solved. Much appreciated. I will have to keep an eye out for…

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Emmsie
Jul 23, 2009 1:49 pm
locus
locus
23 July 2009

garage & driveway colours

garage & driveway colours

Hi I'm hoping someone can help me. I've decided on Austral Albany cream for the house bricks and Bristile Aniseed for the roofing, but I'm a bit…

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locus
Jul 23, 2009 1:56 pm
locus
themax
themax
23 July 2009

HSTP

HSTP

Is that one of those holes in the ground that you can decompose the dog poo in?

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themax
Jul 23, 2009 7:32 pm
themax
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
23 July 2009

PD's new interactive showroom in Geelong?

PD's new interactive showroom in Geelong?
VIC

BTW they have new PD displays open in Torquay too.. but its probably too far for most of us to go there! :lol: :lol: :D

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Salt&Pepper
Jul 23, 2009 8:31 pm
Salt&Pepper
beegeers
beegeers
23 July 2009

I LOVE Coffered Ceilings any idea on price

I LOVE Coffered Ceilings any idea on price

We have one in the living area - Size of the actual coffered ceiling is about 3.3 by 3.3 We paid 2000$ for that

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beegeers
Jul 23, 2009 9:53 pm
qa$h
qa$h
23 July 2009

Signing Land Contract - Alamanda

Signing Land Contract - Alamanda
VIC

Thanks ccsh! will definitely looking at getting it extended!

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qa$h
Jul 23, 2009 11:19 pm
ozzybird
ozzybird
24 July 2009

Dulux White Duck

Dulux White Duck

It's sooo hard to visualise what it will look like when its painted ::dizzy:: What I am looking for is to keep to earthy/natural tones as we have alot of black/brown furniture. …

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ozzybird
Jul 24, 2009 7:24 am
nomad
nomad
24 July 2009

Thickness of plasterboard

Thickness of plasterboard
VIC

If your studs are at 600mm centers but ceiling battens at 450 you can still use normal standard core 10mm plaster, you dont need uni span or similar products. Only if…

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nomad
Jul 24, 2009 12:04 pm
Emmsie
Emmsie
24 July 2009

Anyone know how H3nley contract work? Help please!

Anyone know how H3nley contract work? Help please!

Thanks for your input- much appreciated! In regards to our slab, M class is apparently included in the base price but anything higher is going to cost us extra. I am…

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Emmsie
Jul 24, 2009 12:47 pm
amyife
amyife
24 July 2009

build new home in Alamanda with Simonds

build new home in Alamanda with Simonds
VIC
1, 2, 3

hi pal, I'm really feel headache when come to choose the brick and render...In General, I think Red Gum should be fine, but how about rendering to go with it ? mine is…

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amyife
Jul 24, 2009 6:12 pm
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kangabat
Jul 24, 2009 9:05 pm
Macy
Macy
24 July 2009

termite mesh as standard?

termite mesh as standard?

There are a variety of treatments apart from mesh (Termimesh, which we have), including fine gravel (Granitguard), plastic barriers impregnated with chemicals and…

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Macy
Jul 24, 2009 9:44 pm
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
25 July 2009

cutoff to start building to be in before christmas??

cutoff to start building to be in before christmas??

We've just had our site cut 16th July, not sure when slab will be down but have been told not to get our hopes up for Christmas finish :( :( SS said more like Feb due to…

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thechlochlo
Jul 25, 2009 11:17 am
thechlochlo
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
25 July 2009

Who builds inexpensive 2 storeys?

Who builds inexpensive 2 storeys?

My brother and his fiance would be interested in this too. Thy have budgeted about $300k for their home. They would like a double story too. The…

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brendondanielle
Jul 25, 2009 1:20 pm
dida
dida
25 July 2009

Fibre optic connection in Alamanda

Fibre optic connection in Alamanda
VIC
1, 2

hi Guys Im going to build in alamanda with m3tricon, quated me $3310 for smart wiring . The national lifstyle staff told me even though i got smart wire i still need to…

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dida
Jul 25, 2009 3:02 pm
Excitedbuilders
Excitedbuilders
25 July 2009

anyone built with mcmaster homes?

anyone built with mcmaster homes?
VIC

Hi Buddy, We're just about to start building with them and CANNOT wait. My in-laws built a house with them a couple of years ago and it's gorgeous (and of very good…

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Excitedbuilders
Jul 25, 2009 4:53 pm
King willy
King willy
25 July 2009

lambs to slaughter?

lambs to slaughter?

I so love this picture from the BCA website, it shows a bloke looking at the wrong bubble in his level, the bubble he is…

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King willy
Jul 25, 2009 6:07 pm
King willy
JuiceMoose
JuiceMoose
25 July 2009

Wincrest Homes Delays & Extension of Time Notification.

Wincrest Homes Delays & Extension of Time Notification.

Hi guys, I'm 99% sure that delay notifications don't have to be served within a certain timeframe of them occuring. As long as they are notified prior to practical…

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JuiceMoose
Jul 25, 2009 7:19 pm
bigred
bigred
26 July 2009

Understanding a floorplan

Understanding a floorplan

Ahh, of course! You're a bloody champion! Cheers!

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bigred
Jul 26, 2009 2:14 pm
bigred
trav
trav
26 July 2009

House to be...painting pics 12/6/09

House to be...painting pics 12/6/09
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How's your house going, any new pics

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trav
Jul 26, 2009 2:21 pm
Nevbuster
Nevbuster
26 July 2009

Fence over my boundry!!

Fence over my boundry!!

What if the neighbours block is the right width, and so is there neighbours ect but the problem lies with the house 10 down from you. :shock:

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Nevbuster
Jul 26, 2009 9:13 pm
woodvillesouth
woodvillesouth
26 July 2009

Paul's 'Studio Four.2' - Roof Is On - 26/07

Paul's 'Studio Four.2' - Roof Is On - 26/07
1, 2

Shame about the slow progress you have had. I would say the windy conditions would have made it hard for the roofers to work. We were over in Melbourne last weekend and…

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woodvillesouth
Jul 26, 2009 11:09 pm
lisanne
lisanne
26 July 2009

Building Contract - Questions!

Building Contract - Questions!

As long as you sign your contracts by the FHOG cutover you are fine :) As for the sales rep pushing you - they are probably trying to get you to sign before the end of the…

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lisanne
Jul 26, 2009 11:15 pm
King willy
King willy
26 July 2009

My electrial plan, what needs to be changed?

My electrial plan, what needs to be changed?

Made a few changes: Sitting room. As mentioned, 2 way switch just inside garages entry door. Front Hall: 2 way switch closer to meals area on the jut out next to…

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King willy
Jul 26, 2009 11:36 pm
King willy
lisanne
lisanne
27 July 2009

Golden Grove - Contract Signed

Golden Grove - Contract Signed
SA

Good stuff wombat! can you post a pic of your floor plan?

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lisanne
Jul 27, 2009 12:31 am
paul.jason
paul.jason
27 July 2009

What to write to a mortgage broker we don't want anymore ?

What to write to a mortgage broker we don't want anymore ?
VIC

Well, we've sent the email off - it's short and sweet and basically says we no longer require his services, we're dealing with the bank directly and that no further…

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paul.jason
Jul 27, 2009 8:02 am
paul.jason
Staz88
Staz88
27 July 2009

Build time is from when?

Build time is from when?

Our build time started "within 20 days after the construction certificate is issued".

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Staz88
Jul 27, 2009 8:42 am
charlie
charlie
27 July 2009

Colour Selection - how does it work?

Colour Selection - how does it work?
VIC

We have a "fair" idea of what we want, but unfortunately I don't think we've gone to as many display homes as other would have. We have 2…

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charlie
Jul 27, 2009 9:09 am
charlie
Nervous
Nervous
27 July 2009

Overcapitalising with our build - WDYT?

Overcapitalising with our build - WDYT?
SA

yes,yes,.. it is a "rule of thumb"... and unlike the law of gravity of course it doesn't apply in all areas. Do your research, like others on this forum have knowledgeably…

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Nervous
Jul 27, 2009 9:10 am
Nervous
Pugs
Pugs
27 July 2009

re:smart wire /optic fibre

re:smart wire /optic fibre

I think that this is the lead…

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Pugs
Jul 27, 2009 11:45 am
Pugs
chuth77
chuth77
27 July 2009

Builders Right to change inclushions.

Builders Right to change inclushions.

Our SS just mentioned the other day about the 3 coat system but not sure if complaints have been around my area or everywhere. Very…

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chuth77
Jul 27, 2009 1:00 pm
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northernspirit
Jul 27, 2009 2:08 pm
northernspirit
karenleanne
karenleanne
27 July 2009

Signed the final contract 4.5.09 AV Jennings

Signed the final contract 4.5.09 AV Jennings
NSW

Hi Tillie - not sure if JayLyds is still around, but your build seems to be getting on well. We're bulding near Yass in NSW. Think we've settled on a brick called Silver…

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karenleanne
Jul 27, 2009 5:32 pm
seast
seast
27 July 2009

Exterior colours- what combination???

Exterior colours- what combination???
QLD

Hi all, looking for feedback on our exterior colours. We have a bit of a plan but don't know exactly which combo to go with. Our front will be like…

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seast
Jul 27, 2009 7:19 pm
seast
billdsl
billdsl
27 July 2009

Another insulation question, with a difference

Another insulation question, with a difference

thanks for the info i have the okay from the builder and am hoping to see what bunnings have in the way of sound insulation some time this week i thought the insulation…

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billdsl
Jul 27, 2009 8:10 pm
billdsl
Annietom
Annietom
27 July 2009

Slab today!

Slab today!

yayyy for that! Keep us up on progress etc...

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Annietom
Jul 27, 2009 8:37 pm
Annietom
houseofl
houseofl
27 July 2009

Retaining wall help!

Retaining wall help!

Heya I will be of absolutely no help to you at all but wanted you to know that I share your retaining wall pain. Ours are still being built - we are in week 8 now - at a…

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houseofl
Jul 27, 2009 8:38 pm
houseofl
serge44
serge44
27 July 2009

Driveway-Sunshine Coast

Driveway-Sunshine Coast
QLD

let me know how you get on - I'll need one in a coupla months time. :lol:

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serge44
Jul 27, 2009 9:36 pm
serge44
kyton
kyton
27 July 2009

BIR's for bedrooms

BIR's for bedrooms
VIC

Joles, Joles Joles :n: don't you know Helyn is correct on this one :th: We are having sliders on all the built ins in our home simply because they take up way less space then…

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kyton
Jul 27, 2009 9:52 pm
kyton
slknv
slknv
27 July 2009

Vic builders that do not require progress payments??

Vic builders that do not require progress payments??
VIC

One of my staff is building a townhouse investment in caroline springs, pretty sure it's with Urbayne with 5% deposit and then a final payment.

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slknv
Jul 27, 2009 10:34 pm
monkeymoo
monkeymoo
27 July 2009

Any experiences with Silkwood Dream or Abode Living?

Any experiences with Silkwood Dream or Abode Living?
VIC

We are building with Abode Living and my sister has just moved into the house they built with Abode. So far, we have found the service from Karen the sales rep to be…

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monkeymoo
Jul 27, 2009 11:12 pm
monkeymoo
shan
shan
27 July 2009

Prestart

Prestart

Hi Linney, i think it actually depends on your budget, how fussy you are and how handy you are. I have just had prestart and i spent $200. I added an extra power point, a…

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shan
Jul 27, 2009 11:40 pm
shan


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