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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
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
31 August 2009

NSW contract - min. penalty for delay?

NSW contract - min. penalty for delay?
NSW

Also - anyone know how much drama it'll cause if we change the locks, move in and tell the builder to P.O. It would be a big problem, you…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 31, 2009 3:07 pm
mjl
mjl
31 August 2009

Stupid Question Maybe????

Stupid Question Maybe????

Thanks everyone for your info... I contacted my loacl council and they are going to allocate me a number within the next few days... Cheers

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mjl
Aug 31, 2009 4:11 pm
cococrunch
cococrunch
31 August 2009

small alfresco furniture

small alfresco furniture

We're also going to have a fairly small alfresco area and will be looking at furniture similar to this:

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cococrunch
Aug 31, 2009 10:02 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
31 August 2009

Wind Energy

Wind Energy
VIC

I was thinkig about this a while ago myself and I found a few on ebay, such as this…

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room4acubby
Aug 31, 2009 10:42 pm
room4acubby
CiNnY
CiNnY
1 September 2009

Fair price for brick upgrade from Std range to Nuvo (Boral)

Fair price for brick upgrade from Std range to Nuvo (Boral)

hi peter... It all comes down to what category they are with you builder. ie. we went to a category 5 and it cost us $2044.

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CiNnY
Sep 01, 2009 8:30 am
rupz
rupz
1 September 2009

Pr0vincial or F0Wler Homes

Pr0vincial or F0Wler Homes
NSW

Hey , Thanks CMET for your reply. We have been to only one of the display home of Fowler which is at Mt.Annan (Sydney). I have heard this thing about "quality" before…

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rupz
Sep 01, 2009 9:59 am
jpeg
jpeg
1 September 2009

Building in Baldivis, WA

Building in Baldivis, WA
WA

sounds like you made some good changes to that plan!! Good luck with the build ray!!

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jpeg
Sep 01, 2009 10:48 am
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Jolene
Jolene
1 September 2009

Has anyone met their future neighbours yet?

Has anyone met their future neighbours yet?
1, 2

It was because of one of our *soon to be* neighbours, that we found our block of land in the first place. We decided to rent in the area where we were thinking of…

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Jolene
Sep 01, 2009 12:07 pm
Jess09
Jess09
1 September 2009

First Home Buyer Boost Question

First Home Buyer Boost Question
VIC

Hi Queenstown, I too am building in WL stage 6. I was told to expect the land to be titled in March 2010. Seems like they keep delaying the release…

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Jess09
Sep 01, 2009 1:25 pm
Jess09
Stormy
Stormy
1 September 2009

Anyone else have to install an underground electricity pit??

Anyone else have to install an underground electricity pit??

Hi slknv, Yes, I'm in Melbourne. I didn't organise anything else other than faxing off the request form. A couple of days later pink paint in my 'preferred spot' appeared…

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Stormy
Sep 01, 2009 4:59 pm
Stormy
FND
FND
1 September 2009

FHOG - Land titles February 2010

FHOG - Land titles February 2010
VIC

Is there another increase to the FHOG grant? l thought it was only $24000 not $32000. We are building and trying to get the contracts signed…

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FND
Sep 01, 2009 8:27 pm
Ozman
Ozman
2 September 2009

H Class slab

H Class slab

I believe H Class, M Class and other kinds of slabs all relate to Australian Standard AS 2870. Over the last few years, a number of surveys and tests have been conducted…

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Ozman
Sep 02, 2009 9:05 am
Eljay
Eljay
2 September 2009

How to pass the time between signing and moving in...

How to pass the time between signing and moving in...
VIC

Piper, you do what I do - chat on here lol I make a list of things I need to get info on and then sit here and search the forums lol I'm doing this on my own so I have no…

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Eljay
Sep 02, 2009 9:13 am
MadCow
MadCow
2 September 2009

Confused about slabs - we have a "P" Class

Confused about slabs - we have a "P" Class

Good Explanation there, thanks for that! It was something which I was also going to ask in this forum. I asked my builder previously how did the soil test went and they…

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MadCow
Sep 02, 2009 12:43 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
2 September 2009

Fridge cavity - Height allowance, it's an optical illusion!

Fridge cavity - Height allowance, it's an optical illusion!

Thanks Kb46 and Jodge! Yep this time it was great to be wrong! and yep a nice surprise!

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Jochicho
Sep 02, 2009 9:18 pm
zaphod
zaphod
3 September 2009

Paving - do i have to do the slap first ?

Paving - do i have to do the slap first ?

There is no substitute for a good hard slap :lol:

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zaphod
Sep 03, 2009 8:35 pm
OMG
OMG
2 September 2009

Black or dark tiled rooves and energy efficiency

Black or dark tiled rooves and energy efficiency

A whirlybird would be half of the solution; getting rid of heat in summer. The other half of the…

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OMG
Sep 02, 2009 10:02 pm
danc12
danc12
2 September 2009

Tips on quotes from builders.

Tips on quotes from builders.

We went through the same process, got our plans done DA approved, you really need that in place since council could make you change things. I assume when you say plans…

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danc12
Sep 02, 2009 10:03 pm
stockt12
stockt12
2 September 2009

Redink Homes (Perth)

Redink Homes (Perth)
WA

the guy at redink told me he gets very limited commission on the custom 5000, hence the addons are very pricey.... nope, i'm not kidding... the amount of salesguys who…

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stockt12
Sep 02, 2009 10:45 pm


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