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Macy
Macy
3 July 2009

i am so frustrated with our c.s.c.

i am so frustrated with our c.s.c.

I know how big something can seem to become over the years when it started with a…

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Macy
Jul 03, 2009 3:25 pm
ethomas09
ethomas09
3 July 2009

Building in WA, Perth - Queries regarding pre-start.

Building in WA, Perth - Queries regarding pre-start.
WA

Thanks a lot all for replying back....appreciate your inputs in this matter.

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ethomas09
Jul 03, 2009 7:02 pm
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
3 July 2009

Basement?

Basement?

My Dad built a two storey house on the old farm years ago, and the first thing he did was dig a big hole 3x3m roughly, bricked it in and concreted the floor and fully…

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Dragonfly
Jul 03, 2009 7:54 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
3 July 2009

TV Aerial - how much?

TV Aerial - how much?
NSW
1, 2

I've read you can get internal roof cavity antennas as well as external roof - which is better ? Our caveats won't let the antenna go above…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Jul 03, 2009 8:40 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
3 July 2009

OurPagoda32

OurPagoda32
1, 2, 3

OHOHG, any updates please??? You must be all moved in now! :D :D

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Salt&Pepper
Jul 03, 2009 10:27 pm
Salt&Pepper
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
3 July 2009

Building approval from Council

Building approval from Council

We had an issue with relaxation required for our plans to be approved. Our builder advised that we do it ourselves. Apparently, if the builder does it. it can take a lot…

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mellybuilding
Jul 03, 2009 10:32 pm
mellybuilding
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
3 July 2009

Building on a 3m fall :? :?

Building on a 3m fall :? :?
VIC
1, 2

Hi all Just thought I would add my bit - we are building on a block that has required a 3.5mt cut - pretty big. Site works commenced 4 weeks…

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thechlochlo
Jul 03, 2009 11:06 pm
thechlochlo
Monichi
Monichi
3 July 2009

Water tank installation/ provision

Water tank installation/ provision

Hi guys thanks for all your inputs :D yes our builder did mention that when the water level in the tank is low, then the main water system would kick in. I just don't…

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Monichi
Jul 03, 2009 11:17 pm
kirbstar23
kirbstar23
4 July 2009

telstra high velocity estate at laurimar

telstra high velocity estate at laurimar
VIC

I honestly have no idea...... We have been built without eaves.... and in major breach of contract talks with our builder at the moment as they just went directly to…

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kirbstar23
Jul 04, 2009 8:12 am
kirbstar23
serge44
serge44
4 July 2009

****building inspector on SUNSHINE COAST

****building inspector on SUNSHINE COAST
QLD

I got a thorough report from him when I bought a house in Mackay about 10 years ago. I'd recommend him.

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serge44
Jul 04, 2009 10:41 am
serge44
oztish
oztish
4 July 2009

Builder has charged us for electricity usage during build

Builder has charged us for electricity usage during build

I agree it's alot - and it's not the final charge - they're going to bills us the final electricity bill once they get their invoice. I went today and noticed the…

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oztish
Jul 04, 2009 2:06 pm
kangabat
kangabat
4 July 2009

any independent inspector to recommend(Melbourne)?

any independent inspector to recommend(Melbourne)?
VIC

I recently had Kevin from New Home Inspections (his website is working now!) do a frame stage inspection of our property. He was great to deal…

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kangabat
Jul 04, 2009 4:06 pm
kangabat
kangabat
4 July 2009

Question for knockdown rebuilders

Question for knockdown rebuilders

Hi there, We demolished a 3 BDR brick veneer single storey circa 1948. There was some asbestos in the eaves to be removed by the demolishers…

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kangabat
Jul 04, 2009 6:09 pm
dvs_dk
dvs_dk
4 July 2009

DFH Build time?

DFH Build time?
VIC

OMG - ok you take the cake :) It's a long time to wait especially if it's unexpected. Ah well, I'm sure it will be worth the wait in the end.

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dvs_dk
Jul 04, 2009 6:14 pm
dvs_dk
mandystoj
mandystoj
4 July 2009

Custom plans. I need your opinions!

Custom plans. I need your opinions!
1, 2

Cleaning those bathrooms is not a problem, my mum cleaned 5 bathrooms all her life, or get a cleaner! The only thing I would say that would annoy the HELL out of me is…

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mandystoj
Jul 04, 2009 6:27 pm
Kristi
Kristi
4 July 2009

stylemaster/alliance homes - want to do some own work

stylemaster/alliance homes - want to do some own work
QLD

We are going to build with stylemaster as well. All of the extra work we are getting done is going to be post-handover, so I don't think it's an issue? Can you do it…

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Kristi
Jul 04, 2009 11:02 pm
Kristi
Ownerbuilder1
Ownerbuilder1
4 July 2009

Approx cost of building a verandah down one side of house?

Approx cost of building a verandah down one side of house?

k thank you so much! lol I understand that more!!! I really appreciate it! Thank you so much! :)

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Ownerbuilder1
Jul 04, 2009 11:04 pm
Judie
Judie
5 July 2009

building progress

building progress

Our build is a minute away around the corner, so I usually get there at least once a day. Since I'm getting driveway, curtain and landscaping quotes I'm there more often…

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Judie
Jul 05, 2009 12:14 am
Judie
billdsl
billdsl
5 July 2009

Why is the garage floor level always below the house slab

Why is the garage floor level always below the house slab
1, 2

I met my site supervisor at our block to get it cut and he suggested we should take the drop down out, his main reasoning was that as the garage will be lower than the…

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billdsl
Jul 05, 2009 8:07 am
billdsl
Annelies
Annelies
5 July 2009

Rectified WALL tiles, what did your Tiler quote you ???

Rectified WALL tiles, what did your Tiler quote you ???
QLD

Had a chat with our CSO who mentioned that she had had more of these questions from clients but could only tell me that the extra costs could range from $0 to 20/M2 for…

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Annelies
Jul 05, 2009 10:04 am
Annelies
Ownerbuilder1
Ownerbuilder1
5 July 2009

Thoughts/comments on house plan?

Thoughts/comments on house plan?

That is beautiful! That is something I would build! Love the veranda and the layout is nice to! It is a shame - a lot of cottage kit homes and or builders aren't in…

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Ownerbuilder1
Jul 05, 2009 10:17 am
houseofl
houseofl
5 July 2009

Flat roof home

Flat roof home

Hi, how would you take the roof off?? Ours is a steel roof of some sort so i can't imagine getting it off easily. I'm hoping there is a…

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houseofl
Jul 05, 2009 4:32 pm
houseofl
elastic
elastic
5 July 2009

deleting extras from contracts

deleting extras from contracts

Thanks for the advice guys. I will get on to it tomorrow

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elastic
Jul 05, 2009 6:19 pm
troubz
troubz
5 July 2009

ANYONE BUILDING IN LAURIMAR ESTATE

ANYONE BUILDING IN LAURIMAR ESTATE
1, 2

Hi guys, I think we are all getting off point here. The fact of it is Laurimar Delfin has paid around 4k a block to provide FTTH in order to ensure we are able to get…

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troubz
Jul 05, 2009 9:04 pm
HellDad
HellDad
5 July 2009

Water tank pump - what do I need?

Water tank pump - what do I need?

We have the which fits in a box on the wall near the tank, it's the same size as an electricity…

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HellDad
Jul 05, 2009 9:05 pm
HellDad

Hey all, Have a concrete slab due for early next next week. Just wondering if any of you guys are superstitious, and are or have thrown…

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Hels
Jul 05, 2009 10:13 pm
Hels
aya99
aya99
5 July 2009

Dealing with council fee

Dealing with council fee
1, 2

Hi Cookiemonster, did you hear anything about the Northwest raillink? I'm buying a land near that area, should be a great news if they continue the plan.…

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aya99
Jul 05, 2009 10:38 pm
aya99
Carmel
Carmel
5 July 2009

Protecting footpaths

Protecting footpaths
NSW

Our council made us pay a $600 bond. They inspected the gutters (no path on our side) and will inspect again soon. The bond will go towards repairing any damage found. We…

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Carmel
Jul 05, 2009 11:08 pm
Carmel
take2
take2
5 July 2009

has anyone experience with AvJenning?

has anyone experience with AvJenning?

Built with AVJ in 1999, had no problem during the build, when the ensuit shower leaked 2year later they resealed & retiled and they even replaced the carpet when in was…

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take2
Jul 05, 2009 11:24 pm
take2
mudmap
mudmap
6 July 2009

Water Tank Rebate Victoria

Water Tank Rebate Victoria
VIC

I think the rebate is a bit of political spin. Water tanks should be compulsory in Victoria. We exceeded the 5 star benchmark without the tank. I'd be interested to see…

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mudmap
Jul 06, 2009 9:37 am
jodge
jodge
6 July 2009

Is my deck right ?

Is my deck right ?

Hello! We're having much the same discussions with our builder at the moment, Phil wants to have that 'seamless' look between indoors and the alfresco (where the alfresco…

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jodge
Jul 06, 2009 3:05 pm
jodge
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


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