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Maya_Papaya
Maya_Papaya
10 July 2009

Rural Block, water tank, plastic, concrete or metal?

Rural Block, water tank, plastic, concrete or metal?

We got a 153000L colorbond Heritage tank. They have a 20yr warranty, It cost us around $11000 (with…

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Maya_Papaya
Jul 10, 2009 9:39 pm
waylow
waylow
11 July 2009

insurance for a shed and house contents on our block

insurance for a shed and house contents on our block
SA

I would give shannons insurance a call. They mostly deal with cars, but have been expanding to cover home and contents as well. They are one of the few places that will…

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waylow
Jul 11, 2009 10:41 am
[JADED]
[JADED]
11 July 2009

Sunshine Coast Builders: Info wanted on PJ Burns or Morcraft

Sunshine Coast Builders: Info wanted on PJ Burns or Morcraft
QLD

Thanks for that. In the end we have decided to go with PJ Burns. The sales guy based @ the Woodgrove Display home has been fantastic, has been very patient with us…

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[JADED]
Jul 11, 2009 6:16 pm
[JADED]
Annietom
Annietom
11 July 2009

Melbourne West (Tarneit, Point Cook, etc)

Melbourne West (Tarneit, Point Cook, etc)
VIC
1, 2

I think if you can afford Point Cook, and you get what you want there, then buy there. But I also think that goes for any estate (eg Brimbank gardens), it's all price…

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Annietom
Jul 11, 2009 8:02 pm
Annietom
coolmate
coolmate
11 July 2009

Land at THE PONDS

Land at THE PONDS
NSW
1, 2

The Ponds received a free ad on this article.. http://www.news.com.au/business/money/s ... 51,00.html

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coolmate
Jul 11, 2009 11:20 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
12 July 2009

Why the 3 in M3tricon?

Why the 3 in M3tricon?

That clears it up then. Thanks.

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room4acubby
Jul 12, 2009 8:54 am
room4acubby
Annelies
Annelies
12 July 2009

Joint Bank Account with builder

Joint Bank Account with builder
QLD

Thanks Danma and Adrian B I am totally with you and wish we could go back in time but unfortunately we signed the contract so nothing can be taken out anymore. Rang the…

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Annelies
Jul 12, 2009 9:02 am
Annelies
bobbuilder
bobbuilder
12 July 2009

Building a Wisdom Homes Impression 33 MKII

Building a Wisdom Homes Impression 33 MKII
NSW
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Thanks bel! I thought I noticed your Bentley parked outside. :-) It…

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bobbuilder
Jul 12, 2009 9:56 am
bobbuilder

We've now been in for 10 months and things are still happening! Our maintenance inspection has long been and gone, but we've had a few things replaced/refitted since. To…

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Eager
Jul 12, 2009 12:21 pm
Eager
fairy blue
fairy blue
12 July 2009

Main Brm directly opening onto Living Space?

Main Brm directly opening onto Living Space?
QLD

Can you do the three way bathroom thing, using the toilet space as well, then move the hallway door along so that it opens in front of the linen cupboard rather than…

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fairy blue
Jul 12, 2009 4:24 pm
fairy blue
MBBN
MBBN
12 July 2009

Looking for Ranch style house with modern floor plan????/

Looking for Ranch style house with modern floor plan????/

If you are in Vic, JG King have alot of homestead style houses.....plus you can modify them til your hearts content!

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MBBN
Jul 12, 2009 5:27 pm
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
12 July 2009

Building commences... - We're in!!! ...and LOVING IT!!!!

Building commences... - We're in!!! ...and LOVING IT!!!!
1 ... 19, 20, 21

::cheerleader:: ::party:: ::cheerleader:: ::party:: ::cheerleader:: ::party:: ::cheerleader:: Congratulations! It all looks fantastic. You've done well getting everything unpacked and set up so quickly. It took us a few weeks to get organised. 5…

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JellyLegs
Jul 12, 2009 6:49 pm
JellyLegs
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
13 July 2009

House Number

House Number
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi all..Just found my house number..it is 813 M excited as it sounds good as per the chinese rules.. Just a bit concerned about the unlucky 13 being a part of it.. though…

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Maniradha10
Jul 13, 2009 10:55 am
Hels
Hels
13 July 2009

Our humble abode

Our humble abode
SA

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the rest of your build :)

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Hels
Jul 13, 2009 12:07 pm
Hels
ritab25
ritab25
13 July 2009

Building PD Foxley 29

Building PD Foxley 29
VIC

The 2999 deal was definately worthwhile for us. We were going for neutral colors so we were able to find a tile we really liked in Cat 1 (actually it one of favorites in…

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ritab25
Jul 13, 2009 1:05 pm
Annietom
Annietom
13 July 2009

Reasonable Quotations & Best Value Builders, WHO?

Reasonable Quotations & Best Value Builders, WHO?

You know Places were my first choice until I slipped onto Nava, I should have followed my Gut Instinct when i noticed all the delays and errors…

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Annietom
Jul 13, 2009 1:46 pm
Annietom
Hels
Hels
13 July 2009

Some new pictures

Some new pictures
NSW

Looking good Judie :z: Do you have chalk beige on the walls? it looks the same as our paint, lovely colour.

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Hels
Jul 13, 2009 3:22 pm
Hels
hermyleen
hermyleen
13 July 2009

Eden Brae Windsor 42

Eden Brae Windsor 42
NSW
1, 2, 3

cte1959 are you still not in your home?

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hermyleen
Jul 13, 2009 4:35 pm
hermyleen
Dyson
Dyson
13 July 2009

PIPES IN THE WRONG PLACE IN SLAB

PIPES IN THE WRONG PLACE IN SLAB

We noticed it on our very first inspection, and pointed it out to the supervisor. I'm sure they would have spotted it pretty quickly - it wasn't subtle!

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Dyson
Jul 13, 2009 7:52 pm
Dyson
joles
joles
13 July 2009

Getting started

Getting started
VIC

I was going to build with Boutique but pulled out. We signed in Octoer for a January site start and come January we still didn't have a preliminary contract, let alone an…

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joles
Jul 13, 2009 8:52 pm
joles
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
13 July 2009

Maintenance Inspections - Did you get good after care svc??

Maintenance Inspections - Did you get good after care svc??

DH received a call today from another of the builder tradesmen. This one needs min 2 days access to the house to fix paint, small cracking etc. ::angry:: ::angry:: (during the week of…

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PhoenixStar
Jul 13, 2009 10:34 pm
PhoenixStar
just Erin
just Erin
13 July 2009

Signing Contract before soil test

Signing Contract before soil test

i to was going to buy a block that was unregistard but when i called about the fhog they said they would not approve it ... unless registard…

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just Erin
Jul 13, 2009 10:36 pm
Rowena
Rowena
13 July 2009

Building Fears

Building Fears
VIC

Congratulations on making the decision. I agree with all the above. This forum is fantastic for getting loads of information about the building process. We bought land in…

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Rowena
Jul 13, 2009 10:37 pm
Rowena
ozberg
ozberg
13 July 2009

Electrical work by your own electrician or your builder's?

Electrical work by your own electrician or your builder's?

When doing your electrical layout try and avoid having powerpoints "piggy backed". This allows you to do this later, and will be a cheap and easy task for an electrician…

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ozberg
Jul 13, 2009 11:41 pm

Is it fire hazard to put powerpoint inside the roof?

Is it fire hazard to put powerpoint inside the roof?

Our roof space has a power point for the fans, for the heat lamps, for the kitchen exhaust and toilet exhaust, and the ac. The garage door point is also mounted to the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 14, 2009 12:30 am
The Garden Whisperer
zeke
zeke
14 July 2009

Is it easy to change the color of kickplates on cabinets?

Is it easy to change the color of kickplates on cabinets?

The kickboard on our island bench ended up with a couple of screwholes from behind (from careless sparkies). As the others have said, quickly and easily fixed with…

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zeke
Jul 14, 2009 1:21 am
zeke
Pebble
Pebble
14 July 2009

Final inspection today & you'll never guess what was missing

Final inspection today & you'll never guess what was missing

Ohh that's a pretty big oops, lucky it's easily fixed. With our place where the oven sits there is two brick walls either side with a "mini orb" roof on top as a feature.…

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Pebble
Jul 14, 2009 10:23 am
Pebble
Jacelyn
Jacelyn
14 July 2009

Is anyone building in the Melington Estate in Lyndhurst??

Is anyone building in the Melington Estate in Lyndhurst??
VIC

Hi guys, Just wanted to know if you are having trouble getting the town planning permit. My builder is taking care of getting mine approved but it's taking ages. It has…

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Jacelyn
Jul 14, 2009 4:19 pm
homemaker
homemaker
14 July 2009

Can i c yr floor plan, those with 160squ single storey 4 bed

Can i c yr floor plan, those with 160squ single storey 4 bed
NSW

Thank u all and Chris for your email, sorry i am a bit busy with my baby, i will reply soon. :)

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homemaker
Jul 14, 2009 4:22 pm
jmd
jmd
14 July 2009

Water Charges during construction-URGENT!

Water Charges during construction-URGENT!

We are building with H3nley (Melbourne) and have received 2 water bills so far. It says in the contract owner to pay for water consumption during build. I…

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jmd
Jul 14, 2009 5:03 pm
ICK
ICK
14 July 2009

Is anyone building in the Melington Estate in Lyndhurst??

Is anyone building in the Melington Estate in Lyndhurst??
VIC

Sorry to hear about your problems with council Jacelyn. We are just down the road in Marriott Waters, got our permits in just under two weeks. Casey council are normally…

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ICK
Jul 14, 2009 6:26 pm
ICK
Hels
Hels
14 July 2009

Building Process

Building Process

We were given a lot of brochures prior to our colour appt, you can also view a lot of products on the internet. We also visited the colour showroom a couple of times…

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Hels
Jul 14, 2009 7:57 pm
Hels
chickad23
chickad23
14 July 2009

Building Permit

Building Permit
VIC

Hi Reaver Has your site started yet? Would love to see some photos

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chickad23
Jul 14, 2009 8:32 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
14 July 2009

Easement/Inspection point/pit?????

Easement/Inspection point/pit?????

You could go ask the company building behind you what the deal is. Eg why they have put this on your land. Do you have a land title? That's the place to check for listed…

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Andronicus
Jul 14, 2009 10:32 pm
Judie
Judie
14 July 2009

Wincrest Homes in Adminstration

Wincrest Homes in Adminstration
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

My house is a week or…

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Judie
Jul 14, 2009 11:10 pm
Judie
woodvillesouth
woodvillesouth
15 July 2009

How long till completion?

How long till completion?
NSW

The time taken does seem to differ greatly between builders. From where you are at we then had plaster done and then they locked it up. That was about 2 weeks ago now…

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woodvillesouth
Jul 15, 2009 12:00 am
nessbrown
nessbrown
15 July 2009

Kitchen and Bathroom tiles and tile company woes!

Kitchen and Bathroom tiles and tile company woes!
WA

Thank you for that information!! I actually removed my tiles for my house except wet areas at the start and am VERY happy I did so!! I am instead going with Karndean…

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nessbrown
Jul 15, 2009 7:55 am
ibbyk
ibbyk
15 July 2009

Building the "Clarendon Crestmead"

Building the "Clarendon Crestmead"
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Guys what facade did you choose ? I cant belive the Plantation costs 38K !!!! we are about to do a walk through a crestmead in QLD and tip hints or changes you recommend…

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ibbyk
Jul 15, 2009 9:19 am
Bam
Bam
15 July 2009

Marks house - Lyndarum Epping

Marks house - Lyndarum Epping
VIC

Your house looks beautiful! I love your bricks Are you happy with your builder? I havent heard of them before

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Bam
Jul 15, 2009 12:15 pm
Bam
jodge
jodge
15 July 2009

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins
QLD
1, 2

HAHA. . .we were quoted $5000 to do 700sqm at the front, and $11,660 to do 2000 sqm at the back! AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH! (but this did include levelling and…

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jodge
Jul 15, 2009 12:38 pm
jodge
Bam
Bam
15 July 2009

Can someone help me ID these roof tiles?

Can someone help me ID these roof tiles?
VIC

Update The Metricon Job at ** has Yeoman Shingle Charcoal.This tile is a Colour On as is Yeoman Shake Eclipse. Apparently the Yeoman…

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Bam
Jul 15, 2009 12:40 pm
Bam
Mtfranklin
Mtfranklin
15 July 2009

Hi to all those choosing to live at The Ponds, NSW 2769

Hi to all those choosing to live at The Ponds, NSW 2769
NSW

Berny, We are building at Stream Place facing the Stanhope Parkway closer to the new Bridge & the Stream. Welcome to the Ponds community.

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Mtfranklin
Jul 15, 2009 3:53 pm
jodge
jodge
15 July 2009

Value for money - $$ & squares

Value for money - $$ & squares
NSW

Hi Mummamia. . . which suburb are you building in?

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jodge
Jul 15, 2009 5:30 pm
jodge
MrsRose
MrsRose
15 July 2009

Results of Soil Report and Contour Survey

Results of Soil Report and Contour Survey

Hi Hallie Mia, Have you checked the exact wording of your intial "soil test"? It may have been just a site classification report. There are 3 ways this can be done. (i)…

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MrsRose
Jul 15, 2009 5:41 pm
MrsRose
OMG
OMG
15 July 2009

useful note

useful note

further to nervous's post on recommendations, this is from the buildings act which states builders cannot , for the sake of their margins, force…

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OMG
Jul 15, 2009 7:18 pm


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