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bluemetal77
bluemetal77
4 August 2009

Cost of Recycled Water System

Cost of Recycled Water System

I think we paid $1300 to connect to the recycled water ...

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bluemetal77
Aug 04, 2009 9:05 pm
bluemetal77
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
4 August 2009

Average Time Frames

Average Time Frames

I hope your answers are more accurate than ours. The actual work does not seam to have any bearing to the dates the builder gives :-(

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virgin-builder
Aug 04, 2009 9:40 pm
virgin-builder
Pugs
Pugs
4 August 2009

Congratulation to the tradespeople responsible for this.....

Congratulation to the tradespeople responsible for this.....

umm have a yell at them and donpt put all tradesmen in the same barrel...

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Pugs
Aug 04, 2009 9:56 pm
Pugs
vid
vid
4 August 2009

Sheds in SA

Sheds in SA
SA

Thanks Spud McDoug, I will check it out with the council. Vid

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vid
Aug 04, 2009 11:36 pm
vid
billdsl
billdsl
5 August 2009

Be nice if someone would sell me some insulation...

Be nice if someone would sell me some insulation...

Im terminating it in the study cupboard and have done a lot of reading and checking into how to cable it. Basically the norm is to keep it about a stud away from power so…

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billdsl
Aug 05, 2009 10:22 am
billdsl
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nh
Aug 05, 2009 10:54 am
Spaceopera
Spaceopera
5 August 2009

What do u think of this floorplan? comments appreciated =)

What do u think of this floorplan? comments appreciated =)
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi guys! We're also building the Harvard, we are building in Torquay. Our slab was laid on Friday and I'm going out to visit the site today to see the progress of the…

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Spaceopera
Aug 05, 2009 12:51 pm
stippy
stippy
5 August 2009

Any one building with dennis Family in Point Cook???

Any one building with dennis Family in Point Cook???
VIC

I know there is land & house package available for sale in Point Cook around $380,000-390,000. I think its a good area to live and its in the up market, trying to be like…

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stippy
Aug 05, 2009 4:11 pm
Ari
Ari
5 August 2009

Our Monterey

Our Monterey
VIC

I hope we dont have your Site Supervisor. All the best for Friday. Thistle, have you taken any updated photos?

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Ari
Aug 05, 2009 5:18 pm
houseofl
houseofl
5 August 2009

Rock Excavation- What to do????

Rock Excavation- What to do????
QLD

Hi seast, We struck rock during out site cut - which was about 9 weeks ago. After my experience with it I recommend taking the fixed price, but clarify exactly what your…

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houseofl
Aug 05, 2009 8:03 pm
houseofl
jcjuice
jcjuice
6 August 2009

Does anyone else have incompetent tilers?

Does anyone else have incompetent tilers?

our tiler isn't incompetent , but they did go on three weeks leave after finishing only half our roof. We've had half a roof for about a month now... annoying!

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jcjuice
Aug 06, 2009 1:00 pm
suh
suh
6 August 2009

What do i do - homeless in 5 weeks frombuilder incompetence

What do i do - homeless in 5 weeks frombuilder incompetence
1, 2

Well - still havent completed the FIX stage yet!!!! phoned VCAT - they suggested i consult a lawyer but cant see how that will help to be…

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suh
Aug 06, 2009 3:15 pm
suh
cazoraz
cazoraz
6 August 2009

P class site costs??

P class site costs??
VIC

spoke to our builders and they said instead of $5k it would be between $10-15k.....which isnt too bad i guess. we really love the block and location so i dont want to lose…

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cazoraz
Aug 06, 2009 4:23 pm
cazoraz
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
6 August 2009

How much PD charge for the timber look front door?

How much PD charge for the timber look front door?
VIC

Provide 2no. 2040mm high x 820mm wide Corinthian MAD104 front entry doors with translucent glazing in lieu of standard. $712 Provide Corinthian Translucent glazing to…

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House-To-Be
Aug 06, 2009 9:02 pm
Candylea
Candylea
6 August 2009

Is anyone waiting on Building Licence from Cockburn Council?

Is anyone waiting on Building Licence from Cockburn Council?
WA

Mine came in today! It's electronic, so it gets emailed. I assume your builder has it, or will get it very soon.

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Candylea
Aug 06, 2009 9:12 pm
Candylea
jeraldo
jeraldo
7 August 2009

My custom build [Planning] Dreams start somewhere!

My custom build [Planning] Dreams start somewhere!

What size/shape land is the house on ? What is the maximum size of a home in your budget ? You may be able to reconfigure the area to make it…

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jeraldo
Aug 07, 2009 8:55 am
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
7 August 2009

werribee line

werribee line
VIC

Sorry to hear of the car break ins Cococrunch & Eljay, That's horrible ::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry:: I have a friend who gets off at St Albans and his car (not a new one i might add) has…

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blessedpeople
Aug 07, 2009 9:18 am
blessedpeople
JJ305
JJ305
7 August 2009

Weatherboard vs Bricks - opinions please

Weatherboard vs Bricks - opinions please

4. We've been told that Weatherboards have a higher energy efficient rating as they have better insulation - anybody…

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JJ305
Aug 07, 2009 9:27 am
alk
alk
7 August 2009

Holding back payment until defects are rectified

Holding back payment until defects are rectified

i plan on doing the exact same thing as you.... its only fair, why pay for somthing that ur not happy with and thats not right

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alk
Aug 07, 2009 3:30 pm
alk
jojoeyes
jojoeyes
7 August 2009

Need advice on mortar finish! Ironed or Flush?

Need advice on mortar finish! Ironed or Flush?

I have to agree with Casa2 as well... We had flush mortar, and unless the mortar job is absolutely perfect, you will see the gaps, holes, etc.…

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jojoeyes
Aug 07, 2009 3:52 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
7 August 2009

Question about Slope and site cost

Question about Slope and site cost
NSW

Yeah the dotted line on the first elevation gives you a good idea to the slope. It's funny as the pics of the actual block at the bottom of the blog don't look that steep.

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ozzroo
Aug 07, 2009 4:59 pm
wombat
wombat
7 August 2009

Worth upgrading from 8.5ft to 9ft ?

Worth upgrading from 8.5ft to 9ft ?

Hi We were going with 9ft right up to the evening before contract signing. Looked at the numbers at it was like, $5k difference. That's our Alfresco!

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wombat
Aug 07, 2009 5:01 pm
kexkez
kexkez
7 August 2009

Building depression?

Building depression?
1, 2

although I was never told "officially" by my doc that I was clinically depressed a few years ago I was prescribed medication. for depression, I also had a very close…

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kexkez
Aug 07, 2009 10:22 pm
kexkez
aajinoz
aajinoz
8 August 2009

Advice on Property Lawyer

Advice on Property Lawyer
VIC

Thanks for the advice aajinoz :). How do you ensure all the inclusions/changes are carried out as you want them or as specified in the contract? Am I…

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aajinoz
Aug 08, 2009 9:17 am
jatts74
jatts74
8 August 2009

Building through Mirvac at Edgewood

Building through Mirvac at Edgewood
VIC

Hello all :z: . Interested to hear from anyone building through Mirvac. Just interested in your experiences as we are first time builders and just about to sign contracts.…

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jatts74
Aug 08, 2009 10:20 am
Sierra
Sierra
8 August 2009

Waiting for tender, how long???

Waiting for tender, how long???

What happens in your tender appointment? Our timeline was: End of sales - 31/03/2009 Tender Appointment - 13/05/2009 Contract Appointment - 04/06/2009 Site Start Date -…

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Sierra
Aug 08, 2009 1:17 pm
Sierra
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
8 August 2009

Builders trade price V's Retail price

Builders trade price V's Retail price
NSW

I sell to builders every day - they get a 10% discount which is standard. Materials sold in job-lots get priced on a 'job-lot' - that would be the same whether its a…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 08, 2009 6:41 pm
Dukekamaya
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
8 August 2009

first deposit to builder

first deposit to builder
WA

You ring them up and tell them to put a hold on it, then you ask them for your deposit back. If they have spent money on doing soil tests etc that will be deducted.

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lynnebin1968
Aug 08, 2009 8:06 pm
lynnebin1968
overit
overit
8 August 2009

Aluminium plantation shutters inside?

Aluminium plantation shutters inside?

Thanks for the advice...we hadn't thought of that issue. I am just over making decisions and at this point the more pressing worry is that we are still not in our…

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overit
Aug 08, 2009 9:48 pm
Rinny
Rinny
9 August 2009

Anyone using Selkirk Ironstone color bricks?

Anyone using Selkirk Ironstone color bricks?
1, 2, 3

One thing I have noticed is that there is alot of color variation in all the bricks. I hope this is how it is supposed to be. It will therefore be important that the…

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Rinny
Aug 09, 2009 1:18 am
D&SG
D&SG
9 August 2009

My Small House Plan - extensions later

My Small House Plan - extensions later

Good luck and hope it works out for you :) We'll be watching to see what happens! -S

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D&SG
Aug 09, 2009 8:29 am
D&SG
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
9 August 2009

Anyone building Metr1con home called Tribeca 40

Anyone building Metr1con home called Tribeca 40

We only found out about it by accident; we were at our initial consultation when we suggested that we would like to flip the house from the kitchen and family rooms back…

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jimmalenko
Aug 09, 2009 10:19 am

here is our laundry sink. We paid extra for a small sink to allow for more benchtop. It is supposed to be above the cupboard on the left, to allow 2 laundry baskets in the…

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zaphod
Aug 09, 2009 3:50 pm
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josh636
Aug 09, 2009 4:45 pm
jbdave
jbdave
9 August 2009

Confused as to which block of land to choose !

Confused as to which block of land to choose !

No doubt option 2. There will be more than 90m2 difference in the end as you have 2 setbacks on the corner block which chops into your available land to build on (and use…

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jbdave
Aug 09, 2009 7:08 pm
zaphod
zaphod
9 August 2009

Mistakes what did your builder do wrong?

Mistakes what did your builder do wrong?
1, 2, 3

Hi sherwin, did you receive the report, or a report of the report from your builder. were the test results relating to strength, pressure, composition, or all of them, cheers

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zaphod
Aug 09, 2009 9:12 pm
2kaders
2kaders
9 August 2009

Building with Clarendon- any advice please?

Building with Clarendon- any advice please?
QLD

Thanks for the PM Melly- we have it now....very useul!! We are looking to build in Carseldine...haven't signed as we don't officially have the block sorted out yet…

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2kaders
Aug 09, 2009 10:45 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
10 August 2009

Wisdom Homes Sorrento 28

Wisdom Homes Sorrento 28
NSW

Hey MD - welcome! It usually depends on the individual council What does the DCP for your area say?

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stonecutter1309
Aug 10, 2009 10:53 am
stonecutter1309
rj_louise
rj_louise
10 August 2009

Dennis Family Homes

Dennis Family Homes

Hi Gattaca, Overall I think that DFH's variations are pretty reasonable, we added quite a few things even on top of the promotion due to our developer…

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rj_louise
Aug 10, 2009 11:31 am
Judie
Judie
10 August 2009

Possession Finally.....

Possession Finally.....
NSW

Congratulations! We are also building with Win***** and should have handover either Friday this week or Mon/Tue next week. We have the same sort of work to do that you do. Judie

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Judie
Aug 10, 2009 11:54 am
Judie
vid
vid
10 August 2009

Rainwater tank question...anybody

Rainwater tank question...anybody

It's quite a while since this topic was posted in but I'd like to ask a slightly different question about rainwater tanks. I thought I had this all sorted out in my head…

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vid
Aug 10, 2009 2:52 pm
vid
JJ305
JJ305
10 August 2009

Insulation under Polished Timber Floors

Insulation under Polished Timber Floors

There is insulation designed to be fitted between joists for under floor use. From memory they are in 10 metre rolls and obviously about 430mm…

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JJ305
Aug 10, 2009 2:56 pm
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
10 August 2009

What do you think?

What do you think?

Yeah true, horror owners likely too I suppose...there are some about three house's and a road down from us, the moment he moved in he started playing doof doof music and…

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Dragonfly
Aug 10, 2009 4:24 pm
tommo6090
tommo6090
10 August 2009

Small block... can I fit a 3 bed 2 bath?

Small block... can I fit a 3 bed 2 bath?

Hi Sallighted, I've recently settled on a small block in Adelaide that I will be building a 3 bed, 2 bathroom villa on. My block is a bit larger though ~370sqm. These…

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tommo6090
Aug 10, 2009 4:30 pm
nh
nh
10 August 2009

Building a PD Brookvale 50 - photos!!!!!

Building a PD Brookvale 50 - photos!!!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

hi, overwhelmed, thanks for your comments! we love the design. good choice on Brookvale ::wink:: hope yours all going well. nh

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nh
Aug 10, 2009 5:48 pm
vid
vid
10 August 2009

Where & How To Live During The Building Process...

Where & How To Live During The Building Process...
VIC
1, 2

Wow, the more I read this topic the luckier I realise we are, I've mentioned this many times before in other threads but we are renting the house next door to our build…

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vid
Aug 10, 2009 7:52 pm
vid
Annelies
Annelies
10 August 2009

Upgrade Elecrical Wiring necessary / possible?

Upgrade Elecrical Wiring necessary / possible?

Thanks for your reply Cyberman, Alk and Hawks, very helpful. I agree that I am worrying too much and I had forgotten about the AS. I hope that Hawk is right and that the…

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Annelies
Aug 10, 2009 9:11 pm
Annelies
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billdsl
Aug 10, 2009 9:27 pm
billdsl


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