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JuiceMoose
JuiceMoose
22 August 2009

How well do you get on with your builder?

How well do you get on with your builder?
VIC

I'm sure nearly all builders start out with the best of intentions but as an earlier post advises, they just get busy and overworked and things start falling through the…

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JuiceMoose
Aug 22, 2009 7:00 pm
Sierra
Sierra
22 August 2009

Screw piles in the slab - What For??

Screw piles in the slab - What For??

We have 21 concrete piers under our slab located in the areas where there is fill (the back half of the house where the fill is from the cut and fill and along one side…

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Sierra
Aug 22, 2009 11:21 pm
Sierra
Marclau
Marclau
22 August 2009

Were your site costs blown out of the water?

Were your site costs blown out of the water?
VIC

Hang in there Rowena......... I know your probably upset but i can honestly tell you, and speaking from experience, open dialogue is better.....even being frank with them…

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Marclau
Aug 22, 2009 11:28 pm
Marclau

Having gone through this process myself I can explain it a little. The affinity range comes with spas, upgraded front door, better kitchen appliances and a larger…

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Zerosignal
Aug 23, 2009 11:32 am
wallacetai
wallacetai
23 August 2009

UrbanEdge Exceed 49 Inclusions ~

UrbanEdge Exceed 49 Inclusions ~
VIC

Thanks for the comments, Actually, I am choosing just the Urban Options (with Exceed 49 offer for $9,000) NOT the Edge Series ~ as I couldn't afford that ~ The house…

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wallacetai
Aug 23, 2009 6:21 pm
Brosman
Brosman
23 August 2009

garage door colour

garage door colour

yeah, I guess building with a private builder has been good in terms of flexibility. We have changed out minds on a few things at the last moment. It can work both ways…

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Brosman
Aug 23, 2009 8:42 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
23 August 2009

how to compare builders when they want $$$ to fix price?

how to compare builders when they want $$$ to fix price?

in sa, builders cannot charge you a hefty deposit, they can only charge you for work done such as soil tests, contour plans etc. once you pay for a soil test the builder…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 23, 2009 10:44 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
23 August 2009

Timeframe advice

Timeframe advice

What does your contract say? I would check with your SS to get a rough guide for finishing contract guidelines are rubbish, mine has 15…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 23, 2009 10:51 pm
d3p
d3p
23 August 2009

Newbie question: How far can you negotiate price?

Newbie question: How far can you negotiate price?

true that how do we know ? i wish it works just like ombudsman, where's there is watchdog to ensure the quality it's good, so builders dont "bully"…

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d3p
Aug 23, 2009 11:22 pm
mjl
mjl
24 August 2009

Invoices

Invoices

We are building with them also and they have sent the last 4 invoices early and I keep delaying them everytime... It truly is poor communication... The funny part is…

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mjl
Aug 24, 2009 9:46 am
Issy79
Issy79
24 August 2009

Henley Regatta 288 Floor Plan

Henley Regatta 288 Floor Plan

Hi, We are building Regatta 288 too. We wanted similar thing to open and close when ever we wanted and glass door. Just signed Tender, unfortunately we cant have cavity…

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Issy79
Aug 24, 2009 1:42 pm
MaisonDeBritts
MaisonDeBritts
24 August 2009

New User Intro & RAAF related noise question

New User Intro & RAAF related noise question
NSW

Hi Lisanne We are going to be the negotiators from hell on this if we go ahead. Thankfully there is a block nearby that is for sale OUTSIDE the zone... but it's a…

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MaisonDeBritts
Aug 24, 2009 1:57 pm
MaisonDeBritts
JJ305
JJ305
24 August 2009

Electrical Plan symbols?

Electrical Plan symbols?
VIC

Hi, We want to do our own electrical plan as we are building through a small builder. Does anyone know of a program/ website which allows you to do this?? A electrician…

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JJ305
Aug 24, 2009 2:39 pm
Pigdaddy
Pigdaddy
24 August 2009

Do you get updated on your build progess?

Do you get updated on your build progess?
WA
1, 2

Our builder doesn't update us. We update them hehe. We go to our site every wed. Haven't been called by our ss yet and don't think we will. We have a contact person if…

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Pigdaddy
Aug 24, 2009 5:13 pm
notgotapen
notgotapen
24 August 2009

House orientation advice

House orientation advice

cheers Macy that was really helpful and we'll be sure to check out the link you posted. ta.

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notgotapen
Aug 24, 2009 6:50 pm
dilla
dilla
24 August 2009

House and Land packages

House and Land packages

sometimes it's better to buy the block and choose your own house (if it's an option). we were looking at a house and land…

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dilla
Aug 24, 2009 7:05 pm
dilla
kb46
kb46
24 August 2009

Toilet Wall Tiling

Toilet Wall Tiling

Geez, I'm glad we had girls - LOL! ::wink:: We'll be…

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kb46
Aug 24, 2009 8:56 pm
Manda
Manda
24 August 2009

quick HELP needed for render colour choice

quick HELP needed for render colour choice

Does anyone have a picture of Colorbond Paperbark Render?

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Manda
Aug 24, 2009 9:55 pm
Manda
Andronicus
Andronicus
24 August 2009

Butlers Pantry - is it too expensive?

Butlers Pantry - is it too expensive?
QLD

my panty is 2.1x1m and shelving on 3 sides was $900. a tiled splash back are over $300 a m2. i cant help with…

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Andronicus
Aug 24, 2009 10:55 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
25 August 2009

Site Supervisor - certificate expired!!!

Site Supervisor - certificate expired!!!

Approach your builders and tell them you want a new SS under the advice of the FTO. Better to cover your a... then to be spanked raw..

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TimmyDunlop
Aug 25, 2009 2:42 pm
Emmsie
Emmsie
25 August 2009

Catholic School at Doreen?

Catholic School at Doreen?
VIC
1, 2

Well, i checked it out with the planning department at the catholic education office, and there is no proposed date for the opening of a catholic school in Doreen. I was…

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Emmsie
Aug 25, 2009 5:02 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
25 August 2009

fixed house and land price

fixed house and land price

yep I am sure you can negotiate a higher price, lower I highly doubt it. Sorry not very helpul. I havent had any experience here but if you buy off the plan, and want to…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 25, 2009 5:29 pm
kylznrobboSA
kylznrobboSA
25 August 2009

Insurance for owner supplied items

Insurance for owner supplied items
SA

Awsome, Thanx heaps for that!!! I'll call them tomorrow and suss it out. :z: Cheers, Robbo

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kylznrobboSA
Aug 25, 2009 5:37 pm
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Zerosignal
Aug 25, 2009 7:55 pm
d3p
d3p
25 August 2009

Privacy due to Fence height

Privacy due to Fence height

different people, different culture, different action

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d3p
Aug 25, 2009 9:39 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
25 August 2009

Tiling cost

Tiling cost

The one we have is about $21,573 without tiles. So the breakdown is $16,025.97 For total cost of tiling , $2599 for waterproofing (Dryflex membrane 47 m's…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 25, 2009 11:16 pm

Building Inspections

Building Inspections

This is the bible that all builder must follow but some will try to short cut What is a reasonable standard of constuction and workmanship in a building project from…

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BuildingCostsEstimating
Aug 26, 2009 10:23 am
CoNNiE
CoNNiE
26 August 2009

What is this on the land?

What is this on the land?

I called the council, they told me it's a power box... it's a great block, so the challenge will be building a frontage that hides the box.

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CoNNiE
Aug 26, 2009 11:54 am
Nicci
Nicci
26 August 2009

Street Lights

Street Lights
WA

Thanks for the replies.. :D I called the power company and they said it'll take 5 working days.

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Nicci
Aug 26, 2009 12:24 pm
lisanne
lisanne
26 August 2009

Home & Contents Insurance - Who to use?

Home & Contents Insurance - Who to use?

Oh and my contents is going to reduce by $240 a year :D Noice

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lisanne
Aug 26, 2009 2:03 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
26 August 2009

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27

Dennis Family Homes - Harvard 27
VIC

Hi, We are building with DFH too. We have chosen the Lancaster new one. We were going with the harvard, but a new promo came out saving us…

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cazoraz
Aug 26, 2009 4:31 pm
cazoraz
rj_louise
rj_louise
26 August 2009

Anyone used Coal dust by Alice roof tiles?

Anyone used Coal dust by Alice roof tiles?

We used those tiles on the house we just sold, below is a link to the pic on the real estate website which hopefully gives you an idea.

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rj_louise
Aug 26, 2009 6:15 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 August 2009

Soakwells- concrete or PVC?

Soakwells- concrete or PVC?

It all depends on the site and soil type... have a talk to Fu about soakwells. Onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 27, 2009 12:00 am
onc_artisan
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onc_artisan
Aug 27, 2009 12:33 am
onc_artisan
lisanne
lisanne
27 August 2009

Has anyone requested builder for another site supervisor?

Has anyone requested builder for another site supervisor?

Does an SS need to be licenced? I know that my builder has someone registered as being licenced but I'm not sure if the SS needs it or not

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lisanne
Aug 27, 2009 8:11 am
danana
danana
27 August 2009

New first time home builders!

New first time home builders!
NSW

Hello, we are danana, a young couple looking at building a Wisdom house at The Ponds....... We were looking at eden brae untill we read all the negitive comments around…

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danana
Aug 27, 2009 5:56 pm
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lisanne
Aug 27, 2009 7:22 pm

Thanks for every-one's advise :D I found another option for us, we are still thinking of keeping the surfmist for the fascia, garage and door even though we both love…

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thechlochlo
Aug 27, 2009 7:32 pm
thechlochlo
peppapig
peppapig
27 August 2009

Building the NBG - LaTrobe - anyone done the same?

Building the NBG - LaTrobe - anyone done the same?

Hi all, Have checked our contract and this is what we were quoted for the following: 3 additional low voltage down lights - 345 Additional telephone point -…

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peppapig
Aug 27, 2009 8:56 pm
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


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