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stockt12
stockt12
28 October 2009

Brickwork Issues

Brickwork Issues
1, 2, 3

i'm shattered reading this.. i really hope you get a resolution to this hopefully there has been one and/or you exist on this board still so that we can have an update.

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stockt12
Oct 28, 2009 2:45 am
mcniks
mcniks
28 October 2009

How does the whole demolition thing work?

How does the whole demolition thing work?

Thanks for your info! I will be checking out your blogs. It seems like there is more work involved in getting the land cleared than actually building the house!...... Our…

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mcniks
Oct 28, 2009 11:43 am
Bek
Bek
28 October 2009

Category 1 bricks

Category 1 bricks

Thanks MickeyB. I've emailed my sales consultant, so hopefully i'll get some sort of reply within a week......... :lol: :lol: :lol: No doubt the ones i want are in the highest…

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Bek
Oct 28, 2009 2:25 pm
Candylea
Candylea
28 October 2009

Builders Risk Insurance Question

Builders Risk Insurance Question

I would have thought the builder would already have Builders Risk Insurance that covers any job they do.. so every contract is covered under the one Certificate of…

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Candylea
Oct 28, 2009 3:55 pm
Candylea
kek
kek
28 October 2009

Keeping same landline number ?

Keeping same landline number ?

Me too Vincy.... plus we'd had our home…

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kek
Oct 28, 2009 5:46 pm
kek
just Erin
just Erin
28 October 2009

Can building permit be issued before land settles?

Can building permit be issued before land settles?

Even if your builder is using a private building surveyor, all the building permits need to be lodged through the local council. Still keep in mind calling the building…

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just Erin
Oct 28, 2009 9:04 pm
just Erin
Southies
Southies
28 October 2009

Advice on Vacuum Systems

Advice on Vacuum Systems

When researching the same thing, we were told by several ducted vacuum companies that the airflow is the critical specification and that to service our 34 square 4 bed dbl…

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Southies
Oct 28, 2009 10:12 pm
Southies
bigred
bigred
29 October 2009

Inspection Report

Inspection Report

Alrighty, I've GUESSED all of the following (so I'm probably ENTIRELY wrong). #1 - The mortar between the bricks are upto 35mm in thickness. #2 - Sill flashing goes…

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bigred
Oct 29, 2009 3:53 am
bigred
kek
kek
29 October 2009

who is meant to landscape the nature strip?

who is meant to landscape the nature strip?

It depends on the council and developer. Our developer did all the nature strips along with street construction, and once housse construction was complete, they came back…

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kek
Oct 29, 2009 5:31 am
kek
cazoraz
cazoraz
29 October 2009

Building Millbank Fusion with S!m0*ds

Building Millbank Fusion with S!m0*ds
VIC
1, 2

Ooh nice frame!! love seeing those big pallets of bricks, its all happening :) We did our colours and electrics yesterday, contracts today, site start in 30days :)

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cazoraz
Oct 29, 2009 9:15 am
cazoraz
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
29 October 2009

Anyone wants to share All About The Start of Construction?

Anyone wants to share All About The Start of Construction?
NSW

That young fellow -- did you go to their office in Glenwood? (just checked there and could not see that display centre was listed -- it seems they sold it out...)... The…

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ebyelyakov
Oct 29, 2009 10:12 am
ebyelyakov
lisanne
lisanne
29 October 2009

Construction delays due to MELBOURNE CUP??

Construction delays due to MELBOURNE CUP??
VIC

Also it's probably not them just taking time off, they probably have other jobs to do/finish this week and if it wasn't for the cup then they probably wouldn't have…

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lisanne
Oct 29, 2009 11:44 am
MaisonDeBritts
MaisonDeBritts
29 October 2009

Window Splashback

Window Splashback
NSW

We have one and it is my favourite thing in the kitchen-it lets in so much light into the kitchen which would have been very dark otherwise. Ours…

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MaisonDeBritts
Oct 29, 2009 2:05 pm
MaisonDeBritts
ekman
ekman
29 October 2009

Your suggestion for Flooring, and photos too!

Your suggestion for Flooring, and photos too!

you have to remember always that it is the mass that generates and keeps heat/warmth. Tiles on concrete slab are the best retainers and radiate heat generated by the…

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ekman
Oct 29, 2009 2:27 pm
Candylea
Candylea
29 October 2009

Progress Payment Claim 4 plaster set but external not finish

Progress Payment Claim 4 plaster set but external not finish

I would think plaster set was the inside plaster... not outside render. Normally you have 10 days to pay the bill, maybe the render will be done by then :th: If you are not…

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Candylea
Oct 29, 2009 3:51 pm
Candylea
Anna1
Anna1
29 October 2009

Internal Doors

Internal Doors
1, 2

We've gone plain flush but raised height to 2340. We originally picked a different corinthian…

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Anna1
Oct 29, 2009 5:24 pm
Anna1
Hels
Hels
29 October 2009

OMG, variations!!!!!

OMG, variations!!!!!

Yes it does add up very quickly. We had $10k in site costs, $40k of upgrades and extras through the builder and approx $60k of extras after handover such as roller…

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Hels
Oct 29, 2009 7:54 pm
Hels
andy_min
andy_min
29 October 2009

Recommendations: Private builders west syd NSW

Recommendations: Private builders west syd NSW
NSW

Hi, I also have a good builder, very reasonably priced. We will be starting very soon also at The Ponds. He has completed a few jobs recently over your way too. All his…

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andy_min
Oct 29, 2009 9:39 pm
andy_min
BecH
BecH
29 October 2009

Bargaining

Bargaining

Yeah I'm pretty happy with that, dh is a tradie though and does alot of work for…

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BecH
Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm
Ami
Ami
30 October 2009

Bricks & Mortar Issue----Pls help

Bricks & Mortar Issue----Pls help
VIC

Thanks Guys. I was also hoping to get an independent inspection done on them. Also I will post some pics for you to give me your views on it.

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Ami
Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm
noidea
noidea
30 October 2009

BUILDERS IN WA - MOST SELECTED BUILDER IN WA

BUILDERS IN WA - MOST SELECTED BUILDER IN WA
WA
1, 2

ZORZI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Story end !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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noidea
Oct 29, 2009 11:24 pm
Elli
Elli
30 October 2009

Megs First Build 7/10 LOTS OF PICS!!

Megs First Build 7/10 LOTS OF PICS!!
SA
1, 2

Hey Meg, hows the house coming along? Any new piccies? :)

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Elli
Oct 30, 2009 11:25 am
Annietom
Annietom
30 October 2009

Who else here, started their build in July 2009?

Who else here, started their build in July 2009?
1, 2

site start 22 June, handover next friday 6 Nov! (but we are doing our own flooring post handover)

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Annietom
Oct 30, 2009 8:48 pm
Annietom
TamDaz
TamDaz
30 October 2009

Slab preparation with light rain?

Slab preparation with light rain?

Yes I will have to do that. Just didn't know where to…

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TamDaz
Oct 30, 2009 9:31 pm
Lex
Lex
30 October 2009

Asking for a thicker Slab after Contract sign - experiences?

Asking for a thicker Slab after Contract sign - experiences?
NSW

Thanks, dadandsue! I thought of adding a picture, but don't have any really good ones that would show it. Found this little bit (was part of a larger picture). I think…

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Lex
Oct 30, 2009 10:24 pm
Lex
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
31 October 2009

Grrr.. Front fence application

Grrr.. Front fence application

Djelibeybi, what wood did you use to do all ur retaining walls, steps and paths. Did u get someone to do it? My partner thinks it looks fantastic…

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Djelibeybi
Oct 30, 2009 11:12 pm
just Erin
just Erin
31 October 2009

Building Lexington with Henley Started last week of August

Building Lexington with Henley Started last week of August
VIC
1, 2

Drove passed your house yesterday, it's enormous! Do you have any idea when it will be finished? It doesn't look like it's too far away :D :D :D

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just Erin
Oct 31, 2009 9:25 am
just Erin
cyberman
cyberman
31 October 2009

Ceaser Stone Bench Tops, How much extra did you pay Help pls

Ceaser Stone Bench Tops, How much extra did you pay Help pls

Why not go for granite? It's a natural product, so is less likely to date than caesarstone. The price of average granite is the same or less than caesarstone (so a builder…

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cyberman
Oct 31, 2009 11:44 am
cyberman
cazoraz
cazoraz
31 October 2009

What is 'building regs for seaside dwellings'??

What is 'building regs for seaside dwellings'??

Mmm I didn't think so. We certainly cant see the ocean from our place.....another thing to query then :roll:

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cazoraz
Oct 31, 2009 12:18 pm
cazoraz
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
31 October 2009

John and Taz's Masterton Mansion..Whos up for a party? *PICS

John and Taz's Masterton Mansion..Whos up for a party? *PICS
NSW
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Hey J&T, how are you guys doing? Are you loving being in your new home?

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lizzy stardust
Oct 31, 2009 12:24 pm
lizzy stardust
dragon
dragon
31 October 2009

WA Demo Firms

WA Demo Firms
WA

Letme know if you are still looking, we demolished our 1950s house in Nollmara a few months back.

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dragon
Oct 31, 2009 2:07 pm
dragon
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mikemix
Oct 31, 2009 5:52 pm
rodrocket
rodrocket
31 October 2009

East West Homes

East West Homes

greetings all i to went through their displays a fortnight ago & they seemed very nice if i wasnt set on the house that i want to build i would of approached them to…

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rodrocket
Oct 31, 2009 8:21 pm
simI
simI
31 October 2009

Calculating Site Cover

Calculating Site Cover
WA

Hi everyone, We are in a process of finding a builder for construction of our house. We just found out today after meeting up with 4 builders that our block has 3m…

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simI
Oct 31, 2009 8:46 pm
dilla
dilla
31 October 2009

Settlement date delayed again, what to do

Settlement date delayed again, what to do

I think it's $250,000. I believe there is a part of the first home owners grant that says if your building can't start within 6 months and it is because of the…

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dilla
Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm
dilla
firsttimer
firsttimer
1 November 2009

Time to start building

Time to start building

Hi, Im a first time builder in NSW and its in our contract that the builder needs to commence works within 20 days from receiving all relevant approvals. I don't know if…

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firsttimer
Nov 01, 2009 5:19 am
J&K
J&K
1 November 2009

looking for a private builder in nsw

looking for a private builder in nsw
NSW

I will be interested to hear how it all goes, in both your cases. We aar planning to build in south west sydney on a slopping block, we almost have our plans ready for DA…

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J&K
Nov 01, 2009 6:54 am
J&K
kek
kek
1 November 2009

Oh great a possum!

Oh great a possum!

Definitely something for the builder to deal with. I even made our builder remove a wasp's nest from one of the weepholes in our brickwork. I spotted it during PCI and…

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kek
Nov 01, 2009 9:11 am
kek
C&C
C&C
1 November 2009

Handover done, but where are the circuit breakers??

Handover done, but where are the circuit breakers??

Given that we didn't actually check the fuse box on hand over, how can we prove to the builder that they didn't disappear in the 24 hours after hand over? (Before we…

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C&C
Nov 01, 2009 11:57 am
lina_321
lina_321
1 November 2009

Henley Home - Build Later

Henley Home - Build Later

If you're in QLD...on the 'Appendum for First Home Owner Boost Scheme to claim the extra $14000 Boost for new Homes', Part A Contract to build a…

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lina_321
Nov 01, 2009 2:02 pm
Judie
Judie
1 November 2009

Anyone goes for Wincre$t Homes in NSW now ?

Anyone goes for Wincre$t Homes in NSW now ?
NSW

We were caught up in the mess. Interestingly, I found them much more accommodating after they re-commenced trading. We've been in our place for 7 weeks now, and whilst…

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Judie
Nov 01, 2009 6:03 pm
Judie
kec2712
kec2712
1 November 2009

Comments on our house plan please..... (yay- uploaded pic!)

Comments on our house plan please..... (yay- uploaded pic!)
1, 2

What a great layout!! I think it looks great. My only advise would be to have the bathroom somewhere else?? Okay probably not a reasonable thing to be able to do but…

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kec2712
Nov 01, 2009 9:25 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
2 November 2009

What size shower???

What size shower???

Thanks- not sure if the 300 will make a huge difference in the laundry but either way I would much rather have that space in my laundry than…

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cazoraz
Nov 02, 2009 9:56 am
cazoraz
[JADED]
[JADED]
2 November 2009

Modern FENCE ideas please....

Modern FENCE ideas please....

I would have loved a modular wall - shame our budget and our covenant wouldnt allow! They look tops. Im also a huge fan of the aluminum slats.. but sheesh. they are not…

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[JADED]
Nov 02, 2009 12:34 pm
[JADED]
[JADED]
[JADED]
2 November 2009

How Devious are you?

How Devious are you?
NSW
1, 2, 3

our sales guy also told me I was the hardest sale hes ever had haha - I just knew what I wanted and wasnt going to settle for anything less ! go girls! ::lol::

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[JADED]
Nov 02, 2009 12:47 pm
[JADED]
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
2 November 2009

Pre-Contract non standard variations

Pre-Contract non standard variations

Glad to hear that you are doing the best thing for you, Belial. That really makes me feel that it was worth taking the time to post!

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Fiffaro
Nov 02, 2009 2:51 pm
JuniorMin
JuniorMin
2 November 2009

Question about crossovers....

Question about crossovers....

looks fine. I'd work on the curve though...

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JuniorMin
Nov 02, 2009 4:34 pm
TamDaz
TamDaz
2 November 2009

Building at Lightsview, Northgate - Trenches have been dug!!

Building at Lightsview, Northgate - Trenches have been dug!!
SA

Good news- means the slab is only a matter of a day or 2 away! Getting exciting. :z: P.S. DH and I went for a drive through Lightsview on the weekend after you let us know…

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TamDaz
Nov 02, 2009 8:40 pm


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