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our place
our place
9 July 2009

GST in contract

GST in contract

Thanks for that info, helps me get my head around it all!!

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our place
Jul 09, 2009 9:14 am
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
9 July 2009

Any single people doing the build on your own??

Any single people doing the build on your own??
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Can I join in and say me too... I worked out the rent and the interest payments and I'm paying more now then I will be when i move in. Fingers crossed I could be moving in…

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fitnhealthy
Jul 09, 2009 9:32 am
Miss-Build-A-Lot
Miss-Build-A-Lot
9 July 2009

Anyone built with Hotondo or Marksman Homes?

Anyone built with Hotondo or Marksman Homes?

You are so right.We are trying to be objective and also take into account other people's experiences at the same time (very difficult). Thanks for your feedback! :D

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Miss-Build-A-Lot
Jul 09, 2009 10:58 am
Miss-Build-A-Lot
tamamontu
tamamontu
9 July 2009

Urgent...pls help me with render color.

Urgent...pls help me with render color.

SPH is charging 578 to upgrade garage door to Murray Cedar.

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tamamontu
Jul 09, 2009 1:22 pm

This looks great. I haven't had a play with it yet but I will definitely. I've also found some brilliant 3D stuff from Google that blew my mind. I drew the following in…

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room4acubby
Jul 09, 2009 2:15 pm
room4acubby
Macy
Macy
9 July 2009

porch - what to do??

porch - what to do??

What do you have along the bottom of the door? We have a storm seal (NOT just a weather seal) and on the occasions when the wind blows the rain in under the porch we don't…

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Macy
Jul 09, 2009 8:01 pm
haywgl
haywgl
9 July 2009

Confused over Wall colour - need to decide in 3 days!

Confused over Wall colour - need to decide in 3 days!

We chose Wattyl Flokati for our walls with chalkdust architraves/skirting - same as Vanderlay ;) Here is a pic with our kitchen. Flokati isn't really a warm colour like…

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haywgl
Jul 09, 2009 8:32 pm
haywgl
buzz
buzz
9 July 2009

havingfun - It's our turn!! Site cut today 15.6.09...pics

havingfun - It's our turn!! Site cut today 15.6.09...pics
ACT

Hi havingfun, how's it all going??? Would love to see some pics of your progress, I hope you've had some. :) buzz

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buzz
Jul 09, 2009 8:36 pm
buzz
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
9 July 2009

Fridge space - Help pls!

Fridge space - Help pls!

I work in electrical retail and I can tell you the biggest frustration when it comes to customers buying fridges is their fridge cavity space…

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KnockItDown
Jul 09, 2009 8:38 pm
KnockItDown
princessfee
princessfee
9 July 2009

What would you do?

What would you do?
NSW

Hey everyone, good news...it's all sorted. My DH and our SS have spoken today and decided to put the downpipe at the front of the garage (on the left hand side of the…

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princessfee
Jul 09, 2009 10:11 pm
amy0926
amy0926
9 July 2009

Ross North

Ross North
WA

Hi guys - thanks for all your reply. Now I have more confident go ahead with Ross North :P

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amy0926
Jul 09, 2009 11:04 pm
Cranium
Cranium
10 July 2009

Carlisle Homes - After build support

Carlisle Homes - After build support
VIC

Thanks for the reply SnP. Yes likely different experiences for different people as always. Lets see what others say. Did you by any chance hire a private building…

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Cranium
Jul 10, 2009 9:33 am
estevens
estevens
10 July 2009

Help - Should we take the builder package?

Help - Should we take the builder package?
NSW

Thanks for responding. We have done some investigations and I think we can be about $15,000 ahead if we do those things ourselves, i suppose it's still a bit of a gamble…

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estevens
Jul 10, 2009 10:20 am
mandystoj
mandystoj
10 July 2009

Lock-up stage....approx costs to finish in your opinion

Lock-up stage....approx costs to finish in your opinion
NSW

Is the full price of 650K based on a complete fixtures and finishes list ? Generally, the structure of the home shouldn't vary greatly between…

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mandystoj
Jul 10, 2009 1:08 pm
micks_k
micks_k
10 July 2009

Our DA has been approved!!!!

Our DA has been approved!!!!
NSW

Great news. Hopefully once we get back into Ryde council it will only take us 5 weeks

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micks_k
Jul 10, 2009 1:13 pm
micks_k
gettingThere
gettingThere
10 July 2009

Red/brown Vs Creme BRICKS

Red/brown Vs Creme BRICKS

I went with the Karinya Blend - you have it as one of your choices. I liked the smooth surface, wasn't really keen on the crinkled look of the…

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gettingThere
Jul 10, 2009 1:52 pm
franklin_guy
franklin_guy
10 July 2009

Has anyone in Canberra used a NSW builder

Has anyone in Canberra used a NSW builder
ACT

"plot ratio must be no more than 50% of the block", that's the gross floor area of ALL storeys + garage. Too bad for all those people who bought…

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franklin_guy
Jul 10, 2009 3:32 pm
mohit
mohit
10 July 2009

Gas Point for Level 1

Gas Point for Level 1

Thanks Macy We asked the SS whether this can be done and he did say yes, but not through them. Will have to get this done from outside. As for skin, my daughter is 5…

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mohit
Jul 10, 2009 4:37 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
10 July 2009

Wanting to Build with Henley.

Wanting to Build with Henley.
VIC
1, 2

ari - i love them heaps i thought it may be abit too close but we will be ok i think...... i would be exaxctly the same with my parents....

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CiNnY
Jul 10, 2009 7:26 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
10 July 2009

Ponds Newbie

Ponds Newbie
NSW
1, 2

You're most welcome :D Will get heaps more tomorrow when I've got my gumboots and can go walkies in the mud! Steve is always in his suit and…

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Jochicho
Jul 10, 2009 9:00 pm
Maya_Papaya
Maya_Papaya
10 July 2009

Rural Block, water tank, plastic, concrete or metal?

Rural Block, water tank, plastic, concrete or metal?

We got a 153000L colorbond Heritage tank. They have a 20yr warranty, It cost us around $11000 (with…

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Maya_Papaya
Jul 10, 2009 9:39 pm
waylow
waylow
11 July 2009

insurance for a shed and house contents on our block

insurance for a shed and house contents on our block
SA

I would give shannons insurance a call. They mostly deal with cars, but have been expanding to cover home and contents as well. They are one of the few places that will…

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waylow
Jul 11, 2009 10:41 am
[JADED]
[JADED]
11 July 2009

Sunshine Coast Builders: Info wanted on PJ Burns or Morcraft

Sunshine Coast Builders: Info wanted on PJ Burns or Morcraft
QLD

Thanks for that. In the end we have decided to go with PJ Burns. The sales guy based @ the Woodgrove Display home has been fantastic, has been very patient with us…

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[JADED]
Jul 11, 2009 6:16 pm
[JADED]
Annietom
Annietom
11 July 2009

Melbourne West (Tarneit, Point Cook, etc)

Melbourne West (Tarneit, Point Cook, etc)
VIC
1, 2

I think if you can afford Point Cook, and you get what you want there, then buy there. But I also think that goes for any estate (eg Brimbank gardens), it's all price…

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Annietom
Jul 11, 2009 8:02 pm
Annietom
coolmate
coolmate
11 July 2009

Land at THE PONDS

Land at THE PONDS
NSW
1, 2

The Ponds received a free ad on this article.. http://www.news.com.au/business/money/s ... 51,00.html

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coolmate
Jul 11, 2009 11:20 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
12 July 2009

Why the 3 in M3tricon?

Why the 3 in M3tricon?

That clears it up then. Thanks.

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room4acubby
Jul 12, 2009 8:54 am
room4acubby
Annelies
Annelies
12 July 2009

Joint Bank Account with builder

Joint Bank Account with builder
QLD

Thanks Danma and Adrian B I am totally with you and wish we could go back in time but unfortunately we signed the contract so nothing can be taken out anymore. Rang the…

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Annelies
Jul 12, 2009 9:02 am
Annelies
bobbuilder
bobbuilder
12 July 2009

Building a Wisdom Homes Impression 33 MKII

Building a Wisdom Homes Impression 33 MKII
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Thanks bel! I thought I noticed your Bentley parked outside. :-) It…

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bobbuilder
Jul 12, 2009 9:56 am
bobbuilder

We've now been in for 10 months and things are still happening! Our maintenance inspection has long been and gone, but we've had a few things replaced/refitted since. To…

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Eager
Jul 12, 2009 12:21 pm
Eager
fairy blue
fairy blue
12 July 2009

Main Brm directly opening onto Living Space?

Main Brm directly opening onto Living Space?
QLD

Can you do the three way bathroom thing, using the toilet space as well, then move the hallway door along so that it opens in front of the linen cupboard rather than…

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fairy blue
Jul 12, 2009 4:24 pm
fairy blue
MBBN
MBBN
12 July 2009

Looking for Ranch style house with modern floor plan????/

Looking for Ranch style house with modern floor plan????/

If you are in Vic, JG King have alot of homestead style houses.....plus you can modify them til your hearts content!

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MBBN
Jul 12, 2009 5:27 pm
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
12 July 2009

Building commences... - We're in!!! ...and LOVING IT!!!!

Building commences... - We're in!!! ...and LOVING IT!!!!
1 ... 19, 20, 21

::cheerleader:: ::party:: ::cheerleader:: ::party:: ::cheerleader:: ::party:: ::cheerleader:: Congratulations! It all looks fantastic. You've done well getting everything unpacked and set up so quickly. It took us a few weeks to get organised. 5…

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JellyLegs
Jul 12, 2009 6:49 pm
JellyLegs
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
13 July 2009

House Number

House Number
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi all..Just found my house number..it is 813 M excited as it sounds good as per the chinese rules.. Just a bit concerned about the unlucky 13 being a part of it.. though…

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Maniradha10
Jul 13, 2009 10:55 am
Hels
Hels
13 July 2009

Our humble abode

Our humble abode
SA

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the rest of your build :)

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Hels
Jul 13, 2009 12:07 pm
Hels
ritab25
ritab25
13 July 2009

Building PD Foxley 29

Building PD Foxley 29
VIC

The 2999 deal was definately worthwhile for us. We were going for neutral colors so we were able to find a tile we really liked in Cat 1 (actually it one of favorites in…

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ritab25
Jul 13, 2009 1:05 pm
Annietom
Annietom
13 July 2009

Reasonable Quotations & Best Value Builders, WHO?

Reasonable Quotations & Best Value Builders, WHO?

You know Places were my first choice until I slipped onto Nava, I should have followed my Gut Instinct when i noticed all the delays and errors…

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Annietom
Jul 13, 2009 1:46 pm
Annietom
Hels
Hels
13 July 2009

Some new pictures

Some new pictures
NSW

Looking good Judie :z: Do you have chalk beige on the walls? it looks the same as our paint, lovely colour.

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Hels
Jul 13, 2009 3:22 pm
Hels
hermyleen
hermyleen
13 July 2009

Eden Brae Windsor 42

Eden Brae Windsor 42
NSW
1, 2, 3

cte1959 are you still not in your home?

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hermyleen
Jul 13, 2009 4:35 pm
hermyleen
Dyson
Dyson
13 July 2009

PIPES IN THE WRONG PLACE IN SLAB

PIPES IN THE WRONG PLACE IN SLAB

We noticed it on our very first inspection, and pointed it out to the supervisor. I'm sure they would have spotted it pretty quickly - it wasn't subtle!

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Dyson
Jul 13, 2009 7:52 pm
Dyson
joles
joles
13 July 2009

Getting started

Getting started
VIC

I was going to build with Boutique but pulled out. We signed in Octoer for a January site start and come January we still didn't have a preliminary contract, let alone an…

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joles
Jul 13, 2009 8:52 pm
joles
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
13 July 2009

Maintenance Inspections - Did you get good after care svc??

Maintenance Inspections - Did you get good after care svc??

DH received a call today from another of the builder tradesmen. This one needs min 2 days access to the house to fix paint, small cracking etc. ::angry:: ::angry:: (during the week of…

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PhoenixStar
Jul 13, 2009 10:34 pm
PhoenixStar
just Erin
just Erin
13 July 2009

Signing Contract before soil test

Signing Contract before soil test

i to was going to buy a block that was unregistard but when i called about the fhog they said they would not approve it ... unless registard…

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just Erin
Jul 13, 2009 10:36 pm
Rowena
Rowena
13 July 2009

Building Fears

Building Fears
VIC

Congratulations on making the decision. I agree with all the above. This forum is fantastic for getting loads of information about the building process. We bought land in…

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Rowena
Jul 13, 2009 10:37 pm
Rowena
ozberg
ozberg
13 July 2009

Electrical work by your own electrician or your builder's?

Electrical work by your own electrician or your builder's?

When doing your electrical layout try and avoid having powerpoints "piggy backed". This allows you to do this later, and will be a cheap and easy task for an electrician…

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ozberg
Jul 13, 2009 11:41 pm

Is it fire hazard to put powerpoint inside the roof?

Is it fire hazard to put powerpoint inside the roof?

Our roof space has a power point for the fans, for the heat lamps, for the kitchen exhaust and toilet exhaust, and the ac. The garage door point is also mounted to the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 14, 2009 12:30 am
The Garden Whisperer
zeke
zeke
14 July 2009

Is it easy to change the color of kickplates on cabinets?

Is it easy to change the color of kickplates on cabinets?

The kickboard on our island bench ended up with a couple of screwholes from behind (from careless sparkies). As the others have said, quickly and easily fixed with…

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zeke
Jul 14, 2009 1:21 am
zeke


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