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thechlochlo
thechlochlo
25 July 2009

cutoff to start building to be in before christmas??

cutoff to start building to be in before christmas??

We've just had our site cut 16th July, not sure when slab will be down but have been told not to get our hopes up for Christmas finish :( :( SS said more like Feb due to…

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thechlochlo
Jul 25, 2009 11:17 am
thechlochlo
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
25 July 2009

Who builds inexpensive 2 storeys?

Who builds inexpensive 2 storeys?

My brother and his fiance would be interested in this too. Thy have budgeted about $300k for their home. They would like a double story too. The…

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brendondanielle
Jul 25, 2009 1:20 pm
dida
dida
25 July 2009

Fibre optic connection in Alamanda

Fibre optic connection in Alamanda
VIC
1, 2

hi Guys Im going to build in alamanda with m3tricon, quated me $3310 for smart wiring . The national lifstyle staff told me even though i got smart wire i still need to…

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dida
Jul 25, 2009 3:02 pm
Excitedbuilders
Excitedbuilders
25 July 2009

anyone built with mcmaster homes?

anyone built with mcmaster homes?
VIC

Hi Buddy, We're just about to start building with them and CANNOT wait. My in-laws built a house with them a couple of years ago and it's gorgeous (and of very good…

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Excitedbuilders
Jul 25, 2009 4:53 pm
King willy
King willy
25 July 2009

lambs to slaughter?

lambs to slaughter?

I so love this picture from the BCA website, it shows a bloke looking at the wrong bubble in his level, the bubble he is…

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King willy
Jul 25, 2009 6:07 pm
King willy
JuiceMoose
JuiceMoose
25 July 2009

Wincrest Homes Delays & Extension of Time Notification.

Wincrest Homes Delays & Extension of Time Notification.

Hi guys, I'm 99% sure that delay notifications don't have to be served within a certain timeframe of them occuring. As long as they are notified prior to practical…

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JuiceMoose
Jul 25, 2009 7:19 pm
bigred
bigred
26 July 2009

Understanding a floorplan

Understanding a floorplan

Ahh, of course! You're a bloody champion! Cheers!

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bigred
Jul 26, 2009 2:14 pm
bigred
trav
trav
26 July 2009

House to be...painting pics 12/6/09

House to be...painting pics 12/6/09
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

How's your house going, any new pics

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trav
Jul 26, 2009 2:21 pm
Nevbuster
Nevbuster
26 July 2009

Fence over my boundry!!

Fence over my boundry!!

What if the neighbours block is the right width, and so is there neighbours ect but the problem lies with the house 10 down from you. :shock:

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Nevbuster
Jul 26, 2009 9:13 pm
woodvillesouth
woodvillesouth
26 July 2009

Paul's 'Studio Four.2' - Roof Is On - 26/07

Paul's 'Studio Four.2' - Roof Is On - 26/07
1, 2

Shame about the slow progress you have had. I would say the windy conditions would have made it hard for the roofers to work. We were over in Melbourne last weekend and…

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woodvillesouth
Jul 26, 2009 11:09 pm
lisanne
lisanne
26 July 2009

Building Contract - Questions!

Building Contract - Questions!

As long as you sign your contracts by the FHOG cutover you are fine :) As for the sales rep pushing you - they are probably trying to get you to sign before the end of the…

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lisanne
Jul 26, 2009 11:15 pm
King willy
King willy
26 July 2009

My electrial plan, what needs to be changed?

My electrial plan, what needs to be changed?

Made a few changes: Sitting room. As mentioned, 2 way switch just inside garages entry door. Front Hall: 2 way switch closer to meals area on the jut out next to…

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King willy
Jul 26, 2009 11:36 pm
King willy
lisanne
lisanne
27 July 2009

Golden Grove - Contract Signed

Golden Grove - Contract Signed
SA

Good stuff wombat! can you post a pic of your floor plan?

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lisanne
Jul 27, 2009 12:31 am
paul.jason
paul.jason
27 July 2009

What to write to a mortgage broker we don't want anymore ?

What to write to a mortgage broker we don't want anymore ?
VIC

Well, we've sent the email off - it's short and sweet and basically says we no longer require his services, we're dealing with the bank directly and that no further…

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paul.jason
Jul 27, 2009 8:02 am
paul.jason
Staz88
Staz88
27 July 2009

Build time is from when?

Build time is from when?

Our build time started "within 20 days after the construction certificate is issued".

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Staz88
Jul 27, 2009 8:42 am
charlie
charlie
27 July 2009

Colour Selection - how does it work?

Colour Selection - how does it work?
VIC

We have a "fair" idea of what we want, but unfortunately I don't think we've gone to as many display homes as other would have. We have 2…

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charlie
Jul 27, 2009 9:09 am
charlie
Nervous
Nervous
27 July 2009

Overcapitalising with our build - WDYT?

Overcapitalising with our build - WDYT?
SA

yes,yes,.. it is a "rule of thumb"... and unlike the law of gravity of course it doesn't apply in all areas. Do your research, like others on this forum have knowledgeably…

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Nervous
Jul 27, 2009 9:10 am
Nervous
Pugs
Pugs
27 July 2009

re:smart wire /optic fibre

re:smart wire /optic fibre

I think that this is the lead…

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Pugs
Jul 27, 2009 11:45 am
Pugs
chuth77
chuth77
27 July 2009

Builders Right to change inclushions.

Builders Right to change inclushions.

Our SS just mentioned the other day about the 3 coat system but not sure if complaints have been around my area or everywhere. Very…

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chuth77
Jul 27, 2009 1:00 pm
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northernspirit
Jul 27, 2009 2:08 pm
northernspirit
karenleanne
karenleanne
27 July 2009

Signed the final contract 4.5.09 AV Jennings

Signed the final contract 4.5.09 AV Jennings
NSW

Hi Tillie - not sure if JayLyds is still around, but your build seems to be getting on well. We're bulding near Yass in NSW. Think we've settled on a brick called Silver…

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karenleanne
Jul 27, 2009 5:32 pm

Hi all, looking for feedback on our exterior colours. We have a bit of a plan but don't know exactly which combo to go with. Our front will be like…

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seast
Jul 27, 2009 7:19 pm
seast
billdsl
billdsl
27 July 2009

Another insulation question, with a difference

Another insulation question, with a difference

thanks for the info i have the okay from the builder and am hoping to see what bunnings have in the way of sound insulation some time this week i thought the insulation…

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billdsl
Jul 27, 2009 8:10 pm
billdsl
Annietom
Annietom
27 July 2009

Slab today!

Slab today!

yayyy for that! Keep us up on progress etc...

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Annietom
Jul 27, 2009 8:37 pm
Annietom
houseofl
houseofl
27 July 2009

Retaining wall help!

Retaining wall help!

Heya I will be of absolutely no help to you at all but wanted you to know that I share your retaining wall pain. Ours are still being built - we are in week 8 now - at a…

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houseofl
Jul 27, 2009 8:38 pm
houseofl
serge44
serge44
27 July 2009

Driveway-Sunshine Coast

Driveway-Sunshine Coast
QLD

let me know how you get on - I'll need one in a coupla months time. :lol:

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serge44
Jul 27, 2009 9:36 pm
serge44
kyton
kyton
27 July 2009

BIR's for bedrooms

BIR's for bedrooms
VIC

Joles, Joles Joles :n: don't you know Helyn is correct on this one :th: We are having sliders on all the built ins in our home simply because they take up way less space then…

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kyton
Jul 27, 2009 9:52 pm
kyton
slknv
slknv
27 July 2009

Vic builders that do not require progress payments??

Vic builders that do not require progress payments??
VIC

One of my staff is building a townhouse investment in caroline springs, pretty sure it's with Urbayne with 5% deposit and then a final payment.

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slknv
Jul 27, 2009 10:34 pm
monkeymoo
monkeymoo
27 July 2009

Any experiences with Silkwood Dream or Abode Living?

Any experiences with Silkwood Dream or Abode Living?
VIC

We are building with Abode Living and my sister has just moved into the house they built with Abode. So far, we have found the service from Karen the sales rep to be…

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monkeymoo
Jul 27, 2009 11:12 pm
monkeymoo
shan
shan
27 July 2009

Prestart

Prestart

Hi Linney, i think it actually depends on your budget, how fussy you are and how handy you are. I have just had prestart and i spent $200. I added an extra power point, a…

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shan
Jul 27, 2009 11:40 pm
shan
kyles
kyles
28 July 2009

Default Inclusions for Wisdom Providence

Default Inclusions for Wisdom Providence
NSW

Hi, The standard floor tiles for the living areas are great, i was very impressed with them! But thats only my personal opinion. There is a lot to choose from too. I have…

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kyles
Jul 28, 2009 8:24 am
JJ305
JJ305
28 July 2009

Soil test variance... how much extra did it cost you?

Soil test variance... how much extra did it cost you?

Don't worry to much. If they do hit rock, they may hit you up for a little bit extra - but honestly hitting rock isn't such a problem with post footings.…

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JJ305
Jul 28, 2009 12:14 pm
coobowie
coobowie
28 July 2009

Sterling Homes in Tungkillo area

Sterling Homes in Tungkillo area
SA

Hi there Thanks for the reply. We were originally looking for an established house in the Western Adelaide Hills area but have decided on building. We are looking for…

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coobowie
Jul 28, 2009 2:26 pm
northernspirit
northernspirit
28 July 2009

garage size

garage size

ours is 5.5 x 5.7 and it does seem on the small side i definately wouldnt go any smaller and we have 2 large sedans so there wont be any storage space in there for us…

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northernspirit
Jul 28, 2009 3:41 pm
northernspirit
Manda
Manda
28 July 2009

Building Company demanding payment before work completed

Building Company demanding payment before work completed

That is pretty bad I think... I guess it makes sense that if it was on the scheduling to be done then an invoice would be sent but builders should really double check that…

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Manda
Jul 28, 2009 9:40 pm
Manda
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Pug
Jul 28, 2009 9:49 pm
Tillie
Tillie
28 July 2009

AV Jennings - Traditional Facade?

AV Jennings - Traditional Facade?

Hi I am building the Coventry 33 with the traditional facade which they only had a sketch of, but changed the portico pillars to brick instead of the wood that they had.

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Tillie
Jul 28, 2009 10:37 pm
sammy_sj
sammy_sj
28 July 2009

Richie's Build - First Home!

Richie's Build - First Home!
WA

Goodluck on your journey, Looking forward to seeing some pictures :D

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sammy_sj
Jul 28, 2009 10:49 pm
Annietom
Annietom
29 July 2009

Frame stage and surveyor........

Frame stage and surveyor........
VIC

hi dan, we had a site start date of 22 June 09, we've finished frame, and we are now getting roof tiles (I think 4 weeks frame finished). I think your builders are having…

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Annietom
Jul 29, 2009 12:38 am
Annietom
harribeka
harribeka
29 July 2009

Boral Brown Terrain

Boral Brown Terrain
VIC

Thanks for that guys. I am now very happy in my choice. Exactly the look I thought I would achieve.

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harribeka
Jul 29, 2009 7:39 am
harribeka
GSK
GSK
29 July 2009

Anyone has got soil test done at Karinya Point Cook ?

Anyone has got soil test done at Karinya Point Cook ?
VIC

Inspired Homes (who build with Hermitage Homes but with custom designs) include 100m's of fencing standard. As we didn't need rock or soil removed, we didn't have any of…

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GSK
Jul 29, 2009 9:36 am
arkraider
arkraider
29 July 2009

Rawd0n Hill builders ------ Anyone?

Rawd0n Hill builders ------ Anyone?

if we get the standard range of carpet then we will Deffinately upgrade the underlay!!! I think $400 is nothing for nice comfy carpet, and we…

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arkraider
Jul 29, 2009 10:16 am
arkraider
kyton
kyton
29 July 2009

Trying to charge us extra, is this right?

Trying to charge us extra, is this right?
QLD

I would think there would be a clause in your contract as a PP stated that they are not liable for any Council requirements and that these will be passed onto you in full.…

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kyton
Jul 29, 2009 10:53 am
kyton
Jess09
Jess09
29 July 2009

How long did it take you for DA in Council?

How long did it take you for DA in Council?

somerset regional council (45 mins from brissy qld) 3 weeks - private certifier did the build, and somerset only had to approve the boudary relaxation & the plumbing :z:

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Jess09
Jul 29, 2009 1:43 pm
Jess09
Sierra
Sierra
29 July 2009

waffle pod or conventional slab?

waffle pod or conventional slab?

I thought the fill needed to be in excess of 400mm under the Aus Standard for the site to be classed as P, regardless if it is compacted or not?

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Sierra
Jul 29, 2009 4:35 pm
Sierra
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
29 July 2009

How many days in your M3tricon home building contract?

How many days in your M3tricon home building contract?
1, 2

Does anyone know if Merticon is likely to keep within the number of days given in the contract? Or do they…

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virgin-builder
Jul 29, 2009 5:51 pm
virgin-builder
Sierra
Sierra
29 July 2009

Deposit for construction loan - worrying myself sick!!!

Deposit for construction loan - worrying myself sick!!!

If you use the advertised PD broker they only require $2.5k deposit, not the full 5%. This is for lifestyle PD, not sure about the others but assume it is the same..

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Sierra
Jul 29, 2009 7:36 pm
Sierra
issy jo
issy jo
29 July 2009

What did you pick first? Colour selections.

What did you pick first? Colour selections.
QLD
1, 2

hi, i remember reading on a 'colour' website somewhere that its more pleasing on the eye if the floor is a dark colour then work upwards getting lighter in colour. But…

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issy jo
Jul 29, 2009 8:40 pm
issy jo


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