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Liana
Liana
16 June 2009

What to watch for during the Final Inspection??

What to watch for during the Final Inspection??
VIC

So how to you know that your SS is not just making it up when they say "Thats within tolerance" ? The answer : From…

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Liana
Jun 16, 2009 10:06 am
Brickie
Brickie
16 June 2009

PGH Cassica Bricks

PGH Cassica Bricks
NSW

Probably not. I did a job years ago with PGH and at the end of the job we had over 1000…

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Brickie
Jun 16, 2009 11:19 am
Caroline
Caroline
16 June 2009

How deep should stormwater drain pipe be below the downpipe?

How deep should stormwater drain pipe be below the downpipe?

Thanks for that. I wish I could attached a photo but I am being told the board attachement quota has been reached.

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Caroline
Jun 16, 2009 1:18 pm
stanleyho
stanleyho
16 June 2009

Could Any photoshop experts help me to photoshop this Facade

Could Any photoshop experts help me to photoshop this Facade
VIC

I'm short on time so please excuse the amateurish effort. Better than nothing I…

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stanleyho
Jun 16, 2009 5:42 pm
Macy
Macy
16 June 2009

Feedback on Plans

Feedback on Plans
VIC

Yeah, it's a bit hard to see, especially where the tiles are, and understand the dimensions. Your garage and three narrow windows in the sitting room face north-ish? :shock:

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Macy
Jun 16, 2009 6:24 pm
locus
locus
16 June 2009

Land extensions - did you need one??

Land extensions - did you need one??

Found out today our plans and contract won't be ready until the 24th, so we've been granted an extension on our land settlement until 20/07/09 so we can sort out our…

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locus
Jun 16, 2009 6:29 pm
locus
claire bear
claire bear
16 June 2009

austral bricks: naturaliste.....

austral bricks: naturaliste.....

AWW thanks all!!! i soo wish i had found this forum and joined before i stated building, i am finding the best info on here!!!! but i still have a…

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claire bear
Jun 16, 2009 7:46 pm
Eager
Eager
16 June 2009

m3tricon homes...

m3tricon homes...

Hey no problem, good luck! We had a few issues along the way but we're totally happy now. :)

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Eager
Jun 16, 2009 8:06 pm
Eager
Helyn
Helyn
16 June 2009

Building New Home Total Cost

Building New Home Total Cost

I did not find this, bator.h - we did a house/land package and in fact our land was very competitively priced, I would say at a discount price compared to similar blocks…

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Helyn
Jun 16, 2009 8:38 pm
Helyn
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
16 June 2009

Head Office Fun n games

Head Office Fun n games

Hi jspitz, Yes, same volume builder ! I think we're a bit fortunate in that we've already been through the nightmare experience that is building…

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jimmalenko
Jun 16, 2009 9:34 pm
reaver
reaver
16 June 2009

Sandhurst 36 Porter Davis

Sandhurst 36 Porter Davis
VIC

We are building one and we are looking at a July site start as well. We upgraded to the raked ceiling in the lounge and the corner window at the family room. We initially…

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reaver
Jun 16, 2009 9:58 pm
reaver
bel
bel
16 June 2009

Building codes and standards

Building codes and standards

Bump! ::wink:: Thanks to HellDad for reminding us about this document....a great guide to have in your back pocket for the…

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bel
Jun 16, 2009 10:06 pm
bel
lisanne
lisanne
17 June 2009

Too impatient?

Too impatient?

What part of Melbourne? I am building in the North and discovered yesterday that the builder claimed last Tuesday as a rain day but they worked the other days and I had…

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lisanne
Jun 17, 2009 8:30 am
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
17 June 2009

Council approval help please.

Council approval help please.
1, 2

:oops: Yes, he threw the pre start folder down to distract me and I got lost…

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lynnebin1968
Jun 17, 2009 12:53 pm
lynnebin1968
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
17 June 2009

Just about at lock up...when do they Render?

Just about at lock up...when do they Render?
WA

Well our house was rendered way before the roof tiles went on, so well before the 'grey float' on the inside was even started. I think as soon as the brickwork was…

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monkeyupatree
Jun 17, 2009 3:50 pm
monkeyupatree
soda
soda
17 June 2009

Are there tolerances for building near/on boundaries?

Are there tolerances for building near/on boundaries?

I assume your original post should have been 70mm and not 700mm? And therefore yes the wall is likely 70mm over the boundary (not 20mm). The 50mm listed by the PLA…

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soda
Jun 17, 2009 4:10 pm
D&SG
D&SG
17 June 2009

Am I eligible for FHOG

Am I eligible for FHOG

Sounds encouraging at least, good luck with it all :)

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D&SG
Jun 17, 2009 4:12 pm
D&SG
hetfield_86
hetfield_86
17 June 2009

Dilapidation Report

Dilapidation Report

A dilapidation report is a report on the general wear and tear of a place. It is used as a reference just in case anything happens during construction. Normally you get a…

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hetfield_86
Jun 17, 2009 4:19 pm
Michelle
Michelle
17 June 2009

In defence of Porter Davis

In defence of Porter Davis
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

ok.....thread is now locked...sorry.

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Michelle
Jun 17, 2009 5:01 pm
Michelle
dave-
dave-
17 June 2009

What happens if a neighbour disagrees with protection notice

What happens if a neighbour disagrees with protection notice

Neither of my neighbours disagreed but I did have to do a lot of accommodating because I knew one of them would be difficult. At the end of the day, there is not a lot you…

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dave-
Jun 17, 2009 6:17 pm
nomad
nomad
17 June 2009

ADVICE NEEDED - contradicting information on floorplans

ADVICE NEEDED - contradicting information on floorplans

Hi Samira, contradicting dimensions are pretty common on plans unfortunately. They would have used the floor plan to box the slab so the dimension on the elevations…

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nomad
Jun 17, 2009 6:33 pm
King willy
King willy
17 June 2009

Help finding a topic.

Help finding a topic.

Joles Thanks heaps, thats the one. Cheers KW..............

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King willy
Jun 17, 2009 8:14 pm
King willy
King willy
King willy
17 June 2009

How satisfied are you with your project build so far.

How satisfied are you with your project build so far.

Hi all Have read about a lot of good & not so good building experiences on this forum. Now let’s remember its all relative to each person & their expectations. Someone…

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King willy
Jun 17, 2009 9:03 pm
King willy
d3p
d3p
17 June 2009

R batt (insulation)

R batt (insulation)

yak chat so from what you saying, i can draw rule to achieve energy rating, one of them will be : windows on south, west, need to be as small as possible, and as few as…

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d3p
Jun 17, 2009 9:10 pm
Missing Link
Missing Link
17 June 2009

Choosing a builder ( Sunbury )

Choosing a builder ( Sunbury )
VIC

Hi Mark which home are you building with DFH do you have a floor plan of you home cheers

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Missing Link
Jun 17, 2009 10:42 pm
od
od
17 June 2009

Moving hot water system, charge?

Moving hot water system, charge?

We moved it from the back (we have a wide house with little depth) to the side. No cost, only comment was that the hot water may take a while to reach to bathroom at the…

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od
Jun 17, 2009 11:14 pm
Lostris
Lostris
18 June 2009

Weekly surplus

Weekly surplus
1, 2

I know ... Im so bad :n: AN d the worst thing is I buy so…

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Lostris
Jun 18, 2009 12:21 am
Southies
Southies
18 June 2009

Post-handover help needed

Post-handover help needed

It's kind of a how-long-is-a-piece-of-string question - how long do I need to allow before I can move in after handover? I've been told by my SS…

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Southies
Jun 18, 2009 7:29 am
Southies
joles
joles
18 June 2009

Henley Displays at Alamanda Point Cook?

Henley Displays at Alamanda Point Cook?
VIC

Not sure on a time frame, but they decided to change a few doors such as external sliding from 2040 to 2340 high after they went in. :shock: :? So…

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joles
Jun 18, 2009 9:53 am
joles
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Casa2
Jun 18, 2009 12:53 pm
jr
jr
18 June 2009

Definition of a defect?

Definition of a defect?

I am curious, 2.4 m is that high or wide? If it's height, then it should not crack (unless it's laminated), it should shatter. Because…

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jr
Jun 18, 2009 1:12 pm
Molly
Molly
18 June 2009

Cost of clearing a block - Brisbane, QLD

Cost of clearing a block - Brisbane, QLD
QLD

Thanks Anna, good luck with your clearing. I wish I had of known a bit more about it before signing the contact to have our house removed! I am learning :?

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Molly
Jun 18, 2009 2:45 pm
sluggerdog
sluggerdog
18 June 2009

Just How Fast Can a House Be Built????

Just How Fast Can a House Be Built????
NSW
1, 2

Our house is still being built at the moment (Griffin - QLD). We had a slab about 2 weeks from initial start, this delay was caused by rain. 3 weeks later we had the…

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sluggerdog
Jun 18, 2009 3:59 pm
thebhebhes
thebhebhes
19 June 2009

When is the right stage to get private inspectors???

When is the right stage to get private inspectors???

hmm thats interesting info hopefully the big M will not object to us having our independent inspector come in along the way.......can they really anyway?

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thebhebhes
Jun 19, 2009 12:39 am
Candylea
Candylea
19 June 2009

Extending garage

Extending garage

Were you at Summit today?

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Candylea
Jun 19, 2009 1:09 am
Candylea
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 June 2009

HD waffle type 3, engineerd slab VS Class H slab?

HD waffle type 3, engineerd slab VS Class H slab?
VIC

Very quick found this link ( and part of the article) http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2916781 Bib ID 2916781 Format Book Author Walsh, P. F. (Paul F.) …

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onc_artisan
Jun 19, 2009 11:52 am
onc_artisan
borg
borg
19 June 2009

rehau piping

rehau piping

i havent seen a pipe done is copper for ages. I actually prefer the yorkflex ( i think it is called) its a borwn green color. You dont need any special tools it just clips…

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borg
Jun 19, 2009 2:53 pm
borg
Pebble
Pebble
19 June 2009

How to manage a difficult SS

How to manage a difficult SS

We're in a rural location so my SS generally came once a week or fortnight, depending on what was happening. But he has inspected the site after (and mostly during) all…

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Pebble
Jun 19, 2009 6:03 pm
Pebble
Nastaar
Nastaar
19 June 2009

Setback for waterfront land at the Gold coast ??

Setback for waterfront land at the Gold coast ??
QLD

Best idea would be to quickly call your local council - or alternatively do they have a website? You may find it on the…

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Nastaar
Jun 19, 2009 6:51 pm
Nastaar
Nastaar
19 June 2009

Process for getting a house built by an independent builder

Process for getting a house built by an independent builder

I went through the MBA website - found all the local builders in my area. Then I phoned them and had a 10min chat with each of them. Once I…

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Nastaar
Jun 19, 2009 6:53 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
19 June 2009

Building Stages Whats Next????

Building Stages Whats Next????

Thanks, The builders think I prob have 8 weeks to go. Would that stuff take that long??? Im just getting a bit impatient now and want to get in my house ::lol:: ::lol:: I…

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mellybuilding
Jun 19, 2009 10:55 pm
mellybuilding
CiNnY
CiNnY
20 June 2009

Who organises your phone connection?

Who organises your phone connection?

You missed the boat Macca.... In the big folder they give you it states to be done after frame and roof before plaster! We had ours done by a mate who is a sparky and he…

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CiNnY
Jun 20, 2009 1:17 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
20 June 2009

Approx cost of adding built in wardrobe

Approx cost of adding built in wardrobe

Recently I contacted to Spaceworks Design about built in wardrobes for my bedroom. They provide affordable wardrobes storage solutions. Here you can see more projects…

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gettingThere
Jun 20, 2009 1:40 pm


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