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Carmel
Carmel
6 July 2009

Final stage taking so long!!

Final stage taking so long!!
VIC

Hi, I agree - it does seem to take a long time to do simple things at the end. I don't know why. Frustrating. Keep in touch with the builder, and try not to worry. It will…

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Carmel
Jul 06, 2009 3:36 pm
Carmel
just Erin
just Erin
6 July 2009

Building a custom property

Building a custom property
VIC

Contact the local council, they should be able to give you some contact details for local draftsmen in the area.

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just Erin
Jul 06, 2009 5:25 pm
Nathanp
Nathanp
6 July 2009

Who's building in the Sutherland Shire

Who's building in the Sutherland Shire
NSW

Hi Nathan Don't ask!! Have a look at my blog if you get time. Its been a super long process with lots of big bumps!! We haven't started the…

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Nathanp
Jul 06, 2009 7:40 pm
Brickie
Brickie
7 July 2009

Questions about slab concrete.

Questions about slab concrete.

Brickie - Depending on the floor coverings we will pond and flood with water, or cover with hessian and plastic, or spray a concrete curing…

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Brickie
Jul 07, 2009 6:19 am
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
7 July 2009

Illegal Variations?

Illegal Variations?

they really did just sent the variation cost in the post without any pre-phone call explanation. Thats my definition of…

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virgin-builder
Jul 07, 2009 6:41 am
virgin-builder
elastic
elastic
7 July 2009

FHOG - 1st of July - Has it passed parliament?

FHOG - 1st of July - Has it passed parliament?
VIC
1, 2

Where have you heard rumours? I'll chase this up, pm me if need be.

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elastic
Jul 07, 2009 9:15 am
bronco3429
bronco3429
7 July 2009

New Home Handover

New Home Handover

Um, the key to the front door? :lol: Sorry! Couldn't…

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bronco3429
Jul 07, 2009 3:08 pm
Felistopher
Felistopher
7 July 2009

Cornell's Hill, Doreen anybody?

Cornell's Hill, Doreen anybody?
VIC

Emmsie, it's nice to hear there are people who know people out where we will be :D I have since found out one of my friend's sisters will also be in Cornells Hill, moving…

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Felistopher
Jul 07, 2009 4:54 pm
Felistopher
iTalk
iTalk
7 July 2009

Final floorplan suggestions and feedback

Final floorplan suggestions and feedback
1, 2

We'll see how it goes with the cupboard makers. italk... thats…

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iTalk
Jul 07, 2009 5:11 pm
iTalk
Rowena
Rowena
7 July 2009

Any comments on NBG or DFH?

Any comments on NBG or DFH?
VIC

Thanks Brittany, great advice. Will do, as I wouldn't know anything about the small builders that they use. Cheers.

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Rowena
Jul 07, 2009 7:34 pm
Rowena
pvfc1876
pvfc1876
7 July 2009

HIA Subject to Finance Clause - Builder Will Not Change

HIA Subject to Finance Clause - Builder Will Not Change
QLD

conditional is preapproval pending the reciept of the building contract and the valuation of that building contract - unconditonal is once the…

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pvfc1876
Jul 07, 2009 9:58 pm
sunshine
sunshine
7 July 2009

How long did (is) your build taking

How long did (is) your build taking

We have a farm, 75 acres so our shed is right next door to our house site! The previous owners lived here and were going to build, but we bought the property and acquired…

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sunshine
Jul 07, 2009 10:05 pm
will0305
will0305
7 July 2009

Our Courtview Progress!!

Our Courtview Progress!!

Hi, We are building at warner lakes too. The canopy stage three, managed to grap a big block- 765 but am a bit worried now as we have a few more blocks surrounding us due…

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will0305
Jul 07, 2009 11:30 pm
Annietom
Annietom
8 July 2009

PRE-PLASTERING

PRE-PLASTERING

this is a good question, I'd like to know the answer too!!! Annie

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Annietom
Jul 08, 2009 3:01 am
Annietom
aajinoz
aajinoz
8 July 2009

Opinions needed! Stuck on this decision.

Opinions needed! Stuck on this decision.

Def the portico. We went with one and it makes the entrance look so much grander IMO. It alos adds a lot of height, even though we already have 9 foot ceilings and 25…

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aajinoz
Jul 08, 2009 3:19 am
Damon
Damon
8 July 2009

Anyone building at Alamanda???

Anyone building at Alamanda???
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi guys, just recently put down a deposit on a lot in stage 10 Alamanda and I'm going through the land contract with my solicitor. As i'm all new to…

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Damon
Jul 08, 2009 12:06 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
8 July 2009

Variations and Fees Post Contract Signing

Variations and Fees Post Contract Signing

hmmm.. you might wanna keep an eye open if your contract DOES say that there is a cost to a variation and your builder is not charging it .. they can send you a $ figure…

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bluemetal77
Jul 08, 2009 12:25 pm
bluemetal77
Pisces
Pisces
8 July 2009

Colorbond - Monument

Colorbond - Monument
1, 2

Hi Bel & Ben We have monument colorbond roof and love it. looks lighter during the day, more blue-ey. we also have monument gutters. downpipes we matched to the brick…

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Pisces
Jul 08, 2009 12:43 pm
Pisces

Slab Poured today...not so good?!

Slab Poured today...not so good?!

I hope everything turns out ok for you. That looks like a half ar$ed job. Formwork guys need to be shot for being lazy. All may not be…

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Coral-Stradbroke251
Jul 08, 2009 1:02 pm
lisanne
lisanne
8 July 2009

Final costs V Original Quote

Final costs V Original Quote

After your tender, if y ou don't choose to change anything the only thing that could change would be for site costs as that depends on the soil tests.

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lisanne
Jul 08, 2009 1:25 pm
Edward
Edward
8 July 2009

How long to take/wait after Settlement to Site Start?

How long to take/wait after Settlement to Site Start?

Our land settled June 1. My builder told me that they can bring us to site by August.

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Edward
Jul 08, 2009 3:06 pm
Edward
Edward
8 July 2009

Building our PD Kensington 24 –duct heating and cooling

Building our PD Kensington 24 –duct heating and cooling
VIC
1, 2

We are also building the Kensington 24. Site start hopefully in August.

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Edward
Jul 08, 2009 3:09 pm
Becster
Becster
8 July 2009

Just signed our building contract and now I am worried,

Just signed our building contract and now I am worried,

Just wading in to say when I am not building houses and raising 3 young children :lol: I am a lawyer, and my advice would always be to check with a solicitor, taking with you…

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Becster
Jul 08, 2009 4:38 pm
just Erin
just Erin
8 July 2009

Standard HIA contract - Insurance clause crossed out!

Standard HIA contract - Insurance clause crossed out!
VIC

I wonder why they'd treat our insurance different to yours! :shock: :shock: They'll be kicking themselves when they realise they havent covered their own butts in regards to our own…

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just Erin
Jul 08, 2009 6:16 pm
mjl
mjl
8 July 2009

HELP!!! I am in need of fill / soil / loam...

HELP!!! I am in need of fill / soil / loam...

Adrian, I have got my details with 2 of the local pool companies... Its just getting close to the due date... thats why I thought somebody hear might know…

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mjl
Jul 08, 2009 8:25 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
8 July 2009

New homer

New homer
VIC

I feel flattered :D Hopefully it will live up to the expectation :z:

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virgin-builder
Jul 08, 2009 9:24 pm
virgin-builder
take2
take2
8 July 2009

how many building quotes

how many building quotes

We got 3 quotes 2 came in the same the 3rd was $120 000 more with similar spec's so don't fell guilty about shopping around but also with a custom build it important to…

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take2
Jul 08, 2009 10:23 pm
take2
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


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