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alfabeta
alfabeta
4 December 2009

Book and project plan for building our first home???

Book and project plan for building our first home???
QLD

Hi all, Found these two project plans: Custom House Construction Project Plan: http://www.guysoftware.com/House_Construction.HTM (copy and paste into excel and…

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alfabeta
Dec 04, 2009 8:48 pm
take2
take2
4 December 2009

Here comes Construction

Here comes Construction
NSW

Lucky you our took 9 weeks. :z: Cheers Lou

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take2
Dec 04, 2009 9:47 pm
take2
all the sand
all the sand
5 December 2009

Building in Ridgehaven SA - They have started!!

Building in Ridgehaven SA - They have started!!
SA
1, 2, 3

Hey Jon, Hows things going? Any pics of the house? Would love to see what those bricks look like. Hope married life is treating you both well :) V

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all the sand
Dec 05, 2009 3:01 pm
Hels
Hels
5 December 2009

What would you do? Cancelled tradie scenario

What would you do? Cancelled tradie scenario
VIC

I think $100 sounds reasonable, or even $75 as a compromise, they have after all incurred travel and time expenses where they could have been doing…

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Hels
Dec 05, 2009 5:29 pm
Hels
dkp
dkp
5 December 2009

Building a swimming pool - researching builders

Building a swimming pool - researching builders
NSW

As we are looking at building a pool with our first home we are doing research on pool builders. One question to come to mind is: how to select a pool builder? Here is a…

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dkp
Dec 05, 2009 9:25 pm
kuz
kuz
6 December 2009

Hi All- Kuz is building in Russia

Hi All- Kuz is building in Russia
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Lex - thank's for a your post)) bigred - You have in view of installation of the computer equipment? or no?

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kuz
Dec 06, 2009 7:14 am
Frogger
Frogger
6 December 2009

How many sq's in a house? Is this right? :/

How many sq's in a house? Is this right? :/
VIC

I'm hoping the champers yesterday was making us measure all…

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Frogger
Dec 06, 2009 8:18 am
Rowena
Rowena
6 December 2009

reaver's PD Sandhurst

reaver's PD Sandhurst
VIC
1, 2

Looking good :: :z: Can't wait to see it all clean & shiny. Good luck with PCI.

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Rowena
Dec 06, 2009 11:23 am
Rowena
harribeka
harribeka
6 December 2009

Getting Cert. of Occupany

Getting Cert. of Occupany
VIC

Hi there, I would say being slack. It is the person who issued your building permit that gives this. We have ours at the Bank with our final inovice and are still…

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harribeka
Dec 06, 2009 2:02 pm
harribeka
klscomps
klscomps
6 December 2009

Final invoice before PCI???

Final invoice before PCI???
VIC

Hi, your SS should be there with Kevin to discuss things and he (your SS) should be taking notes as Kevin will. Hopefully they should agree and everything Kevin picks up…

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klscomps
Dec 06, 2009 2:38 pm
Lex
Lex
6 December 2009

What to get Electrician to do at slab time

What to get Electrician to do at slab time
SA

Thanks, klscomps ! Yeah, we checked it all already. We always knew where our pit was (and still is, we share it with our neighbour) - on the nature strip, on the left hand…

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Lex
Dec 06, 2009 7:30 pm
Lex
Bam
Bam
6 December 2009

Our house & fences

Our house & fences

Council should have given you the contact details of your neighbour - try ringing them again. Not sure about timber fencing, but from memory there is a Tarneit thread…

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Bam
Dec 06, 2009 8:24 pm
Bam
whattever
whattever
6 December 2009

Waffle pod slab setout

Waffle pod slab setout

The reason i ask this is the pods have been set out half a pod from what the set out shows which means a internal corner of the slab is halfway into a pod and it shows a…

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whattever
Dec 06, 2009 8:46 pm
Annietom
Annietom
6 December 2009

Feedback on Floor Plan

Feedback on Floor Plan
QLD

I really like the feel of his home and I imagine with views, this home will be gorgeous! You might consider a bit more wall space in your lounge room (for a feature…

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Annietom
Dec 06, 2009 10:03 pm
Annietom
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ozzybird
Dec 07, 2009 5:46 am
Fernyhouse
Fernyhouse
7 December 2009

Insulation upgrade

Insulation upgrade
NSW

Thanks good point, I'll ask about that at the tender presentation then.

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Fernyhouse
Dec 07, 2009 10:09 am
wizard
wizard
7 December 2009

House Paint

House Paint
VIC
1, 2

Is the Solver a new thing? It definitely wasn't an option for us except for the staining for the wooden doors. We couldn't use them for any painted…

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wizard
Dec 07, 2009 10:58 am
wizard
kes1984
kes1984
7 December 2009

Building / Contracts Lawyer Required HELP??? Melbourne

Building / Contracts Lawyer Required HELP??? Melbourne
VIC

I was gonna say the same thing - about someone here may be able to offer advice if they have had the same issues. I am in Melbourne. I used ANTHONY'S SOLICITORS in Mill…

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kes1984
Dec 07, 2009 11:05 am
aya99
aya99
7 December 2009

Need help with budgeting - how much is a driveway?

Need help with budgeting - how much is a driveway?

We have a common driveway between the two front properties leading down to our new home. This common drive will access all three properties'…

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aya99
Dec 07, 2009 2:42 pm
aya99
morningtonisland
morningtonisland
7 December 2009

Building a new house Porter Davis

Building a new house Porter Davis

Is anyone building PD Marriott with a Conistan Facade?

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morningtonisland
Dec 07, 2009 7:14 pm
Pigdaddy
Pigdaddy
7 December 2009

how to install flumed exhause - bathroom

how to install flumed exhause - bathroom

hi guys, One thing I messed up on with my build is that I had the ensuite shower flumed to external air.. but for the life of me didn't do it to the main bathroom.. I'm…

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Pigdaddy
Dec 07, 2009 7:45 pm
Annietom
Annietom
7 December 2009

Need desperate HELP please!!!!!

Need desperate HELP please!!!!!

def call them, but I'd say they've already ordered another kitchen (with same plans so pretty easy to re-order) and just check they HAVE ordered it so it doesn't hold up…

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Annietom
Dec 07, 2009 10:21 pm
Annietom
themax
themax
8 December 2009

Our renderers have finished. Here is the finished result.

Our renderers have finished. Here is the finished result.
WA
1, 2

Wow, it's really nice, even fromthe side view :lol: The kids must be so excited about getting their own rooms, and I bet you are too. You'll need to be by that front door! :lol:

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themax
Dec 08, 2009 6:26 am
themax
kes1984
kes1984
8 December 2009

Who had independant pre-handover inspection?

Who had independant pre-handover inspection?
VIC

If it wasn't for time constraints, I would have liked someone there, but I am confident I will do ok with just my Dad helping me.

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kes1984
Dec 08, 2009 7:35 am
gpierce
gpierce
8 December 2009

METER BOX Question

METER BOX Question
VIC

You can also have a remote meter. Meaning the meter is exposed, but the switch/breaker panel is elsehwere in the building.

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gpierce
Dec 08, 2009 9:54 am
kek
kek
8 December 2009

advice on damages for late completion of building works

advice on damages for late completion of building works

Ours was to handover. The occupancy certificate issued a few days prior, but they had to pay us until they had completed all works (or rectified problems) identified at…

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kek
Dec 08, 2009 1:29 pm
kek
MNH
MNH
8 December 2009

Building and sticking to a budget - WA

Building and sticking to a budget - WA
WA

Yes the block are retained and seem to be already levelled. There is bushland around so we might pop out there and have a peek. Thanks so much for your advice it has…

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MNH
Dec 08, 2009 4:36 pm
makoby
makoby
8 December 2009

Land has settled!! Building the SoHo with M3tr1c0n !

Land has settled!! Building the SoHo with M3tr1c0n !

Thanks guys! Penny im building in Leopold, just outside of Geelong :z:

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makoby
Dec 08, 2009 6:00 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
8 December 2009

Your Home

Your Home

My very first home I bought was 25sqs, 4bdrm, 1 bathroom on 2 acres, I had 2 young children and was quiet young myself. Our second home, which is what we are building…

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pinkfairymagic
Dec 08, 2009 9:25 pm
pinkfairymagic
3win
3win
8 December 2009

Calling the Experts - Frame

Calling the Experts - Frame
VIC

I have everything in writing from the builder, but I think it's a good idea to get another written assurance of the building structure for this area in question. Thanks Lex.

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3win
Dec 08, 2009 10:12 pm
take2
take2
8 December 2009

Hot Water system Solar or Gas?

Hot Water system Solar or Gas?
NSW

We have natural gas to the house so we went for a solar with a gas booster, cost $2000 more than the gas system but with energy prices going up and we plan to be in this…

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take2
Dec 08, 2009 10:35 pm
take2
kes1984
kes1984
9 December 2009

Question re Final Payment and bank valuations

Question re Final Payment and bank valuations
VIC

just not sure how it will be for me - my bank manager isn't replying to my email. I think I will call her. She has already told me I am looking after the bank cheque…

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kes1984
Dec 09, 2009 10:09 am
Helyn
Helyn
9 December 2009

Kitchen appliances - when are they usually installed?

Kitchen appliances - when are they usually installed?
VIC

Ours were done before handover but were the last thing to be done. We built with a small builder in SA.

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Helyn
Dec 09, 2009 10:43 am
Helyn
purplerosey
purplerosey
9 December 2009

What do you think of this combo?

What do you think of this combo?

Joles, We can do woodland grey as well in the window, its there in our discussion list... we both are inclined to go with woodland grey but up to now we are still doing…

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purplerosey
Dec 09, 2009 11:38 am
Jodie80
Jodie80
9 December 2009

Building In Perth (Vertu) - Laminate Flooring throughout

Building In Perth (Vertu) - Laminate Flooring throughout
WA

You're better off getting tiles put in in all wet areas (laundry, toilets, bathrooms, kitchen). Laminate would be fine for the rest of the house. You can get some really…

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Jodie80
Dec 09, 2009 12:51 pm
Jodie80
kes1984
kes1984
9 December 2009

Mistake fixed quickly

Mistake fixed quickly
QLD

that's great to hear.

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kes1984
Dec 09, 2009 2:21 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
9 December 2009

H Class Slab Piers

H Class Slab Piers
VIC

The depth of the pile is dependent on the load applied to it (in a domestic application single or double storey), and the ground conditions (if you have a lot of fill they…

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to_do_list
Dec 09, 2009 3:04 pm
to_do_list
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
9 December 2009

Can I install silt fencing myself?

Can I install silt fencing myself?
NSW

Yep I had excatly the same problem with my knock down. Ended up finding a guy on the Central Coast that did a silt fence for $6.50 / L mtr

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KnockItDown
Dec 09, 2009 8:24 pm
KnockItDown
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 December 2009

first ever contact, after handover date

first ever contact, after handover date
1, 2

^^^ Also a please Zaphod.. We all need to make a stand at times and some of those times it goes against the grain.

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onc_artisan
Dec 09, 2009 9:49 pm
onc_artisan
fruitty
fruitty
10 December 2009

Electricity Question - Help Please!!

Electricity Question - Help Please!!

I have not heard of anyone who has to pay their electricity connection fee directly. (You actually paid for it in your building contract anyway). Does hurt to question…

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fruitty
Dec 09, 2009 11:03 pm
fruitty
gilese
gilese
10 December 2009

Thornton Blaxland by Edgewater / Henley in Ropes Crossing

Thornton Blaxland by Edgewater / Henley in Ropes Crossing
NSW

HELP, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN. I AM NEW TO THIS. I got a call from a Henley rep asking could I come for an inspection in Monday of the house. What does this mean, what do I…

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gilese
Dec 10, 2009 7:28 am
Shozza
Shozza
10 December 2009

Water tank plumbed to toilets ?mains back up?

Water tank plumbed to toilets ?mains back up?

Guys, I have been researching this topic for quite some time now and have noticed some traps with both types of systems that others may like to consider when selecting…

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Shozza
Dec 10, 2009 8:16 am
moogle
moogle
10 December 2009

Vandalism and theif in Taylors Hill area - Homestead

Vandalism and theif in Taylors Hill area - Homestead
VIC

Hi kateypink, we're all the way on the other side at Stage 49 at corner of Hume Drive…

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moogle
Dec 10, 2009 12:54 pm
joles
joles
10 December 2009

Pay builder before handover and get independent inspection ?

Pay builder before handover and get independent inspection ?

Asking for payment before the work is completed..... sacking staff and taking over the job themselves..... hard to get tradies on site. These are all pretty classic signs…

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joles
Dec 10, 2009 3:05 pm
joles
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 December 2009

What does a sample building contract look like?

What does a sample building contract look like?

Here's a copy of HIA general contract clauses. All builders who are HIA members can use the HIA building contract clauses as it is a legal document, plus builders do not…

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rocketleaves
Dec 10, 2009 3:09 pm
timo
timo
10 December 2009

Valuations - Does everything have to be completely finished?

Valuations - Does everything have to be completely finished?

Our bank is Westpac also and I have spoken to them and they don't need the coo to send the valuer out or pay the final payment so that is good. The fitters are coming…

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timo
Dec 10, 2009 3:12 pm
ladybird
ladybird
10 December 2009

Building With Burbank

Building With Burbank
1, 2, 3

my partner took the day off and we did it on the day its all over just gotta wait for the land to be ready

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ladybird
Dec 10, 2009 3:32 pm
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
10 December 2009

Protection Notice.... What the???

Protection Notice.... What the???

It seems to me your neighbour is pushing out the garage all the way to the boundary. I am building in a new estate and because my crossover and my neighbour's are side by…

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rocketleaves
Dec 10, 2009 4:03 pm
LordX
LordX
10 December 2009

ANYONE BUILDING WITH PORTADA HOMES ???

ANYONE BUILDING WITH PORTADA HOMES ???
VIC

Yeah I’m building too, they are pretty unknown and by the way they are not builders, the builder is someone else. They…

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LordX
Dec 10, 2009 6:28 pm

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