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mandystoj
mandystoj
28 January 2010

Extra costs in building a home + cost to knockdown?

Extra costs in building a home + cost to knockdown?

We are also knocking down one of our properties and it sounds like it's similar to your Fibro/3 Bedrooms. So FYI the average quote we have got for demolition is…

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mandystoj
Jan 28, 2010 4:57 pm
bek7708
bek7708
28 January 2010

Anyone building around geelong, Vic?

Anyone building around geelong, Vic?
VIC

Yay, nice to find someone else in Geelong! Majority of members seem to be in Melbourne. I'm going to go and check out your blog right now :D Our block is in Waurn Ponds,…

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bek7708
Jan 28, 2010 6:09 pm
bek7708
kateypink
kateypink
28 January 2010

Neighbouring builder (PD) slow to move temporary fences

Neighbouring builder (PD) slow to move temporary fences

If your SS is not fussed what do you care? Your not the builder so if they need to be moved your builder will tell SS or it is so easy for the tradies to shift them over a…

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kateypink
Jan 28, 2010 10:24 pm
kateypink
kateypink
28 January 2010

PD Kitchen Cupboards

PD Kitchen Cupboards

yep around the $400 mark. We got them between the pantry and well over the bench. Not over the fridge space but they were basically the same cost.

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kateypink
Jan 28, 2010 10:37 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
29 January 2010

Help! How long until our house is ours?

Help! How long until our house is ours?
VIC

That's why we have not given notice to our landlord even though we expect to be moving in within four weeks. We will survive a couple of weeks of extra rent, but if…

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Fiffaro
Jan 29, 2010 9:58 am
traceyh
traceyh
29 January 2010

GJ Gardner - Your Finished Homes (any state)

GJ Gardner - Your Finished Homes (any state)

one last thing .. I have done a search but no pics have been posted :) off to search for them again ..

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traceyh
Jan 29, 2010 10:11 am
makoby
makoby
29 January 2010

do floor tiles 'appear' darker when laid?

do floor tiles 'appear' darker when laid?

Im wanting a neutral brown right through the home and Im kind of happy with what ive chosen but im worried it may be a little to dark. The women at Studio M said they tend…

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makoby
Jan 29, 2010 12:44 pm
penny77
penny77
29 January 2010

Progress payments: "Lock up" definitions? help?

Progress payments: "Lock up" definitions? help?
VIC
1, 2

We had the same issue on ervery stage the invoice goes out when the web site says the stage is complete. It never was and one time we wait 5 weeks before paying. But on…

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penny77
Jan 29, 2010 1:31 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
29 January 2010

WIR Fitout - Melbourne

WIR Fitout - Melbourne
VIC

We got our windows from Stegbar and hope that they will give us a good price for all our Built ins and the walk-in/through. *fingers crossed*

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gettingThere
Jan 29, 2010 2:21 pm
Velouria
Velouria
29 January 2010

Rendering on my mind

Rendering on my mind
WA

Hello all, To render or not to render - that is the question. We live outside a country town, where getting anyone to do anything is a drama in itself, as so are…

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Velouria
Jan 29, 2010 3:08 pm
Velouria
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kkatt
Jan 29, 2010 4:23 pm
kkatt
somewoman
somewoman
29 January 2010

Aircon units for a surfmist roof

Aircon units for a surfmist roof
WA

sounds to me like they want you to have as close a match as possible then... They can't enforce an exact match because the manufacturers of the aircon units and roof…

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somewoman
Jan 29, 2010 4:27 pm
somewoman
kateypink
kateypink
29 January 2010

SOOOO annoyed cant wait til this build is finished!

SOOOO annoyed cant wait til this build is finished!

So frustrating, isn't it?! I'm slowly learning the rules don't apply to the builders... :roll: We've recently been told we have to re-pick our colour…

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kateypink
Jan 29, 2010 4:42 pm
just Erin
just Erin
29 January 2010

Carlisle Homes - Facade List

Carlisle Homes - Facade List

Try posting your query in the Carlisle thread... heaps of…

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just Erin
Jan 29, 2010 8:14 pm
just Erin
sanmark1
sanmark1
29 January 2010

Sandarra - Owner's Protection Asset Protection Bond

Sandarra - Owner's Protection Asset Protection Bond

Just wondering if you guys know anything about Community Infrastructure Levy's for Sandarra?? its a fee paid to the council i think, im not quite…

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sanmark1
Jan 29, 2010 9:02 pm
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
29 January 2010

Merticon's "My Merticon" Website

Merticon's "My Merticon" Website

After experiencing similar events I talked to our SS, who told me that the MyMerticon website is updated via their internal project management software, and there is a…

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jimmalenko
Jan 29, 2010 11:29 pm
just Erin
just Erin
30 January 2010

Our Knockdown Rebuild Project - Floorplan Suggestions

Our Knockdown Rebuild Project - Floorplan Suggestions

Hope you had a fab New years Thommo :D I really like the plan. Bed 3 & 4 wardrobes are enormous. I'd worry about furniture placement in bed 4 due to the wardrobe being…

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just Erin
Jan 30, 2010 8:42 am
just Erin
J&K
J&K
30 January 2010

GJ Gardner in Sydney

GJ Gardner in Sydney
NSW

I have not used them, but thanks for the tip, I have sent of an email to see if they are interested in a Custom Build. From what I can see of the structure of the…

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J&K
Jan 30, 2010 10:20 am
J&K
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
30 January 2010

Any suggestions for internal wall colours...

Any suggestions for internal wall colours...

I opted for Wattyl White Pepper and really love how it turned out. You can have a look on my building thread. The whole house has been done in this colour. I have…

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overwhelmed
Jan 30, 2010 2:34 pm
Annietom
Annietom
30 January 2010

Double sided feature open fire place

Double sided feature open fire place
VIC

Hi Annietom, Check out ecosmat fires http://www.ecosmartfire.com/en/home They could be a cheaper alternative…

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Annietom
Jan 30, 2010 4:07 pm
Annietom
EKT
EKT
9 February 2010

Ensuite Shower Width

Ensuite Shower Width

900x900 is the standard shower size.

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EKT
Feb 09, 2010 5:49 pm
balwans
balwans
31 January 2010

Planning to build with Homes Now builder

Planning to build with Homes Now builder

Hi all, I am new to home building arena and got a quote from build called ‘Homes Now’. Does any body has any experience building with them??? Any word of wisdom…

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balwans
Jan 31, 2010 8:09 am
coopsmummy
coopsmummy
31 January 2010

Time for designing a home

Time for designing a home

I thought ours took ages, but it seems it wasn't too bad in comparison to some. I've done a timeline because if I said from time we settled on land to when we first…

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coopsmummy
Jan 31, 2010 9:08 am
coopsmummy
kek
kek
31 January 2010

Driveway build on wrong side

Driveway build on wrong side

As Erin said, you're going to need some evidence. If you didn't get approval in writing at the time of your discussions, you may not have a leg to stand on. :? We did the…

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kek
Jan 31, 2010 1:11 pm
kek
kexkez
kexkez
31 January 2010

Bricks more expensive than windows?

Bricks more expensive than windows?

yup boliver, Velouria and I are all in the Donnybrook shire

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kexkez
Jan 31, 2010 4:41 pm
kexkez
SharonC
SharonC
9 February 2010

9ft Ceilings and canopy rangehood

9ft Ceilings and canopy rangehood

Thanks Roger for your reply. We think we'll probably get a flue extension made up. One more thing to add to the list!!

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SharonC
Feb 09, 2010 1:21 am
landit
landit
31 January 2010

Our plans for a sloping block

Our plans for a sloping block

- Vanity basins outside bathrooms - I don't know why people do this ? Although they are only kids rooms, when the kids…

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landit
Jan 31, 2010 6:06 pm

Thanks guys for your input, I have researched a little more and I am thinking I would like to do the wall of curtain idea or just shutters and pretend like the windows…

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gweluphome
Jan 31, 2010 10:19 pm
leebuild
leebuild
31 January 2010

rectified tiles cost of laying

rectified tiles cost of laying

thanks guys this helps we only want to do a feature wall in bathroom so hopefully not too much extra well i hope have made other selections just in case.

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leebuild
Jan 31, 2010 10:28 pm
lisanne
lisanne
1 February 2010

Construction Technique Used

Construction Technique Used
VIC

I'd love a colorbond roof, I love the sound of the rain on it :) The weatherboard would probably be hardiplanks or something I'm guessing which handle the weather a lot…

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lisanne
Feb 01, 2010 8:20 am
perthhomelover
perthhomelover
1 February 2010

Please show me your surfmist roof with light bricks pics

Please show me your surfmist roof with light bricks pics

I have the same colour scheme, Seville Cream bricks and Surfmist roof. My roof is not on yet. http://www.midlandbricks.com.au Gutters and downpipes fascia timbers are to…

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perthhomelover
Feb 01, 2010 11:47 am
taniadeba
taniadeba
1 February 2010

Henley's building contract in hand. What to do next?

Henley's building contract in hand. What to do next?

Hi There I have spoken to Kevin, it sound pretty expensive , all 4 stage is $1900, do u know any cheaper building inspector regards Tania

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taniadeba
Feb 01, 2010 12:59 pm
Pugs
Pugs
1 February 2010

Gyprocking done.. what is a house fixout?

Gyprocking done.. what is a house fixout?

Well they did mark it on the floor for the wall points, but certainly not for light points .. tee hee .. alrite lets see what's next :) ..…

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Pugs
Feb 01, 2010 2:24 pm
Pugs
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orangie
Feb 01, 2010 2:28 pm
shellb78
shellb78
1 February 2010

Help with colours to go with Blue Rio Brick please????

Help with colours to go with Blue Rio Brick please????

Thanks Borg!! Was actually thinking about how Dune would look last night!

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shellb78
Feb 01, 2010 3:28 pm
mdzzj
mdzzj
1 February 2010

PD Sales Quote Vs Tender Quote

PD Sales Quote Vs Tender Quote
VIC

Hi Yellow We found the sales quote very close to the tender amount. Our meetings were also 4 weeks apart at tender some things were a little more and then some would be…

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mdzzj
Feb 01, 2010 5:38 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2010

Aluminium hinged door or Corinthian Infinity ? Please help !

Aluminium hinged door or Corinthian Infinity ? Please help !

Corinthian entry doors will be fine... but aluminium is the better product & Stegbar is good. Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2010 5:57 pm
ECOECO
just Erin
just Erin
1 February 2010

PCI inspection - who represents the builder

PCI inspection - who represents the builder
WA

I wish ours was with our SS, he's great. We've had a really good relationship direct with him (although meant to communicate via our admin)...

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just Erin
Feb 01, 2010 6:50 pm
just Erin
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
15 February 2010

timber floors

timber floors

Grading classifies appearance only. Grades are determined by visual inspection only. According to AU Standards there are something like three grades being character,…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 15, 2010 1:29 pm
ebyelyakov
poppamatic
poppamatic
1 February 2010

Tiler charges - Ceramic

Tiler charges - Ceramic
VIC

In Brisbane/SEQ we've been quoted $35/m2 + gst for invoiced job and $35/m2 for cash

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poppamatic
Feb 01, 2010 9:03 pm
undanceable
undanceable
1 February 2010

National Builders or Dennis Family

National Builders or Dennis Family
VIC
1, 2

I am also currently divided between NBG and DFH. I especially like the fact that evaporative cooling, vacuum system and a bunch of other stuff are standard in NBG. NBG…

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undanceable
Feb 01, 2010 11:28 pm
Candylea
Candylea
2 February 2010

Final Invoice - Any suggestions?

Final Invoice - Any suggestions?
VIC

For my builder, what I said previously happens. I know because I work in the accounts department. It may happen differently in different builders. In the end, it all checks out.

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Candylea
Feb 02, 2010 12:55 am
Candylea
Up2nogood
Up2nogood
2 February 2010

Do I choose Merlin or Guardian Garage Door Opener? Any more

Do I choose Merlin or Guardian Garage Door Opener? Any more

Merlins work fine, we have five of them and no issues. And they're relatively inexpensive and are available from Bunnings if you need to replace one should they fail.

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Up2nogood
Feb 02, 2010 7:20 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 February 2010

Feature Stairs

Feature Stairs
SA

This is similar to BecH's. I love the look of these, so…

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gettingThere
Feb 02, 2010 10:12 am
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Bam
Feb 02, 2010 10:27 am
Bam
SofiWY
SofiWY
2 February 2010

Leaky issue-PD

Leaky issue-PD
VIC

:) :) :) :) :) thank you so much , Lisanne, Kek and Macy !!

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SofiWY
Feb 02, 2010 12:38 pm
Stephanie
Stephanie
2 February 2010

Building a new house in Metung on the Coast

Building a new house in Metung on the Coast
VIC

Hi everyone, thought it might be best to start my own thread here. I have made all my selections for everything and signed my contract to get the grant…

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Stephanie
Feb 02, 2010 12:43 pm
Stephanie
roverer
roverer
2 February 2010

Building with Rawson - The Benham in Canberra

Building with Rawson - The Benham in Canberra
ACT

I've just signed a tender for a Benham, I've been told it will take approx 1 week. Has anyone else made progress with their Benham?

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roverer
Feb 02, 2010 1:58 pm
mr_jas
mr_jas
2 February 2010

Scott Park Homes - Reccomend a Sales Consultant

Scott Park Homes - Reccomend a Sales Consultant
WA

Hi wrexster, I'd probably agree with Manning06 on this. We found a sales consultant at CH that we got on with like a house on fire and took care of all of our concerns,…

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mr_jas
Feb 02, 2010 2:49 pm
cream
cream
2 February 2010

Double Storey Brick Selection

Double Storey Brick Selection

hi all the sand, That sounds really really great if you could post them up!! - Ive seen one or two chocolate bricked houses but they are single storey and have choc motar…

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cream
Feb 02, 2010 3:02 pm
cream

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