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Ari
Ari
9 October 2009

PD - House and Land Package

PD - House and Land Package
VIC

oh my....look at the colour of that kettle! Venga, I hope your land titles as expected. Ours was delayed 18 months and the wait is a killer.

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Ari
Oct 09, 2009 9:34 pm
btherl
btherl
10 October 2009

FHOG and contract - will we make the 31/12 deadline?

FHOG and contract - will we make the 31/12 deadline?
VIC

We bought land in Renaissance Rise stage 12, original expected title date was September 2009. They sent us a letter (which we can use if an…

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btherl
Oct 10, 2009 1:20 am
btherl
FND
FND
10 October 2009

DFH

DFH
VIC

Hi T-F build, Congratulations of your house being finished! I too am building with DFH and it is pleasing to know that DFH has done a good job. My build with DFH is so…

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FND
Oct 10, 2009 7:43 am
Pugs
Pugs
10 October 2009

at what stage of building does the .. ?

at what stage of building does the .. ?

first fix for plumbing and electical happens when the building is "water tight"

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Pugs
Oct 10, 2009 10:50 am
Pugs
angel
angel
10 October 2009

Help - selections now not available

Help - selections now not available

Hi kranskydan I know its very frustrating, dissappointing and inconvenient when your selections are not available. I had to reselect bricks, tiles and now have just this…

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angel
Oct 10, 2009 11:12 am
Daveky
Daveky
10 October 2009

Is a project manager the principal contractor

Is a project manager the principal contractor

not for ohs but for keeping within budgets and creating contracts. there has been an issue with contractors overcharging and because we've only taken over just now we've…

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Daveky
Oct 10, 2009 7:10 pm
leebee1
leebee1
11 October 2009

Calling Telstra BEFORE you build?

Calling Telstra BEFORE you build?

I hope you all excuse my ignorance here but could someone tell me this .... we have had our initial smartwire install (not by builder) and the rest will be completed once…

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leebee1
Oct 11, 2009 6:08 am
secondhome
secondhome
11 October 2009

Do you know this builder

Do you know this builder
VIC

Thanks EKT, I think i have to start…

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secondhome
Oct 11, 2009 9:24 am
makoby
makoby
11 October 2009

please show me your external colours

please show me your external colours

and if you could tell me what colour your bricks are aswell Thanks

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makoby
Oct 11, 2009 10:24 am
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
11 October 2009

NEWS: Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards

NEWS: Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards
VIC

mickeyb, the only customer service awards I know of are the Australian Achiever Awards for Victoria’s Building & Construction Services/ Excellence in Customer…

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Salt&PepperMkII
Oct 11, 2009 1:27 pm
painter
painter
11 October 2009

This painting quote must be a joke! Got a better one YAY! :)

This painting quote must be a joke! Got a better one YAY! :)
ACT
1, 2

im a fully qualified painter/decorator with over 11 years experience, it does sound a bit too steep to me...the product is a bit more expensive to use, there is alot of…

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painter
Oct 11, 2009 5:13 pm
kek
kek
11 October 2009

How to count building days?

How to count building days?

If someone states 365 days (and thee is no definition), there is a strong suggestion that it's 1 year. Otherwise, why pick a figure that's exactly…

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kek
Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm
kek
Jess88
Jess88
11 October 2009

Commodore Homes

Commodore Homes
WA

Thanks so much for answering my questions, I really appreciate it. We're at the very early stages still so I'm sure I will have many more questions/concerns as things…

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Jess88
Oct 11, 2009 8:34 pm
lynnebin1968
lynnebin1968
11 October 2009

Reprocussions WA Name and Shame register.

Reprocussions WA Name and Shame register.

it whould be Australia wide, maybe other builders and shires will get together and start something hopefully ::dizzy::

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lynnebin1968
Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm
lynnebin1968
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
12 October 2009

Construction vandalism

Construction vandalism
1, 2

Thanks.. M building in Tarneit-Melbourne :) Will have to be careful as this can happy…

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Maniradha10
Oct 12, 2009 11:04 am
nornan
nornan
12 October 2009

Anyone building new house with Westminter Homes?

Anyone building new house with Westminter Homes?
VIC

Hi there, thanks for sharing me your story,i am constantly communicating with liason officer and i was told that carperter is not available and our access to driveway is…

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nornan
Oct 12, 2009 12:22 pm
just Erin
just Erin
12 October 2009

How long between contract signing and site start?

How long between contract signing and site start?

We're building with Henley and have our Pre-approval from the…

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just Erin
Oct 12, 2009 2:56 pm
just Erin
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
12 October 2009

Problem solved - Carlisle Homes/ Technika microwave

Problem solved - Carlisle Homes/ Technika microwave
VIC

Thanks for your reply coljacqld. Our benchtop doesnt get warm, not that I can remember. Were still waiting for the new microwave and trim kit to be delivered.. :roll: Cant…

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Salt&PepperMkII
Oct 12, 2009 5:11 pm
nietzche
nietzche
12 October 2009

Carlisle or M3Tric0N

Carlisle or M3Tric0N

Had a look on the Carlisle webpage and I didn't see any of the double stories with a colorbond roof. I'd be…

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nietzche
Oct 12, 2009 6:21 pm
Annelies
Annelies
12 October 2009

Difference between off-white & 'white sand and grey cement ?

Difference between off-white & 'white sand and grey cement ?

'Offwihte' refers to the cement type not the sand colour :D Grey cement will never be 'offwhite'. Creme cement or bright and light or white as…

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Annelies
Oct 12, 2009 7:21 pm
Annelies
ibfragalot99
ibfragalot99
12 October 2009

Refund Deposit

Refund Deposit

when they give you your refund, they have to give you a detailed breakdown of the costs they have already incurred. only thing I'm not sure about - you say you've gone 40…

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ibfragalot99
Oct 12, 2009 8:59 pm
ibfragalot99
jodge
jodge
12 October 2009

Ducted vacumm

Ducted vacumm

Thanks heaps guys. Just one more thing, someone advised me against getting ducted vacuum due to high maintenance costs...is this true? We were looking at a Silentmaster…

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jodge
Oct 12, 2009 9:05 pm
jodge
kiarabuild
kiarabuild
13 October 2009

HANDY HINTS FOR FIRST TIME BUILDER

HANDY HINTS FOR FIRST TIME BUILDER

There is no such thing as having too many downlights.....we didn't put in enough at consultation and totally regret it :(

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kiarabuild
Oct 13, 2009 7:32 am
fairy blue
fairy blue
13 October 2009

position of laundry taps

position of laundry taps

Ours are in the laundry cupboard, with a hole drilled in the side to put the hoses through. The only problem with ours is that the powerpoint was supposed to go in there…

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fairy blue
Oct 13, 2009 4:45 pm
fairy blue
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
13 October 2009

Williams Landing

Williams Landing
VIC

Welcome Diggadog, Williams Landing is starting to come along now and it is very exciting. We have bought in Stage 3 and it looks like it has just titled today. Check out…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Oct 13, 2009 7:16 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Delta
Delta
13 October 2009

STRANDed in Banksia Grove, WA - Land Settlement!~

STRANDed in Banksia Grove, WA - Land Settlement!~
WA
1, 2

Ooh, We are not in a Telstra Velocity estate but it is served by Fibre to the Home via this company FuzeConnect....has anyone heard of…

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Delta
Oct 13, 2009 8:29 pm
peekay
peekay
14 October 2009

Help!! I need ideas please :)

Help!! I need ideas please :)
VIC

Be wary though, custom designed jobs can be quite expensive. As far as I know, none of the major builders accommodate custom designs as they're generally volume builders…

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peekay
Oct 14, 2009 8:45 am
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
14 October 2009

Dickinson's

Dickinson's
NSW

Hi Kim, Good to hear that you sold your house...that's one less thing you have to worry about! If you go to Cootamundra they might give you my sisters house to look…

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JohnnyD
Oct 14, 2009 9:30 am
JohnnyD
free will
free will
14 October 2009

Renovate or detonate

Renovate or detonate
NSW

" title="Big grin" /> It's what we did as long term (we have two little kids and intend to be in our house for the next 25 years) we would…

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free will
Oct 14, 2009 10:54 am
Nightshade
Nightshade
14 October 2009

Shutters...now driveway

Shutters...now driveway
1, 2

Driveway looks great. I like the concrete down the side too..i'm thinking about doing that with our smaller side (but it's 2.65m wide) as don't know what could/would grow there.

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Nightshade
Oct 14, 2009 12:20 pm
ladsos
ladsos
14 October 2009

Celebration Homes

Celebration Homes
WA

Welcome all you newbies!!! wow WA is taking over this forum!

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ladsos
Oct 14, 2009 5:17 pm
ladsos
Nightshade
Nightshade
14 October 2009

Recommendations for a private inspector in Brisbane?

Recommendations for a private inspector in Brisbane?
QLD

Already found a few but wanted to see if anyone had used one they thought was good...

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Nightshade
Oct 14, 2009 6:06 pm
lazywriterbum
lazywriterbum
14 October 2009

Fencing rules in Victoria?

Fencing rules in Victoria?
VIC
1, 2

Are they even allowed not to have any gap whatsoever been garage and boundary? We were told by various parties involved in our purchase that there was required to be a…

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lazywriterbum
Oct 14, 2009 9:32 pm
lazywriterbum
tildepeople819
tildepeople819
15 October 2009

Garage Driveway Gradient

Garage Driveway Gradient
NSW

Hello softwood, you're not alone as we are on the same boat. :( :( :( good luck to us. i might contact the council to enquire and will keep you posted. that way, we won't…

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tildepeople819
Oct 14, 2009 11:03 pm
ani
ani
15 October 2009

Teek's new home finished! Blinds get put in 16/10 !!!

Teek's new home finished! Blinds get put in 16/10 !!!
WA
1, 2, 3

Jodes, I'll send you all the photos I've taken at the display home if you like :D The guy let me go through and take as many as I wanted!

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ani
Oct 15, 2009 1:33 am
ani
toen
toen
15 October 2009

Carlisle Homes - *newsflash* - building in the north again!

Carlisle Homes - *newsflash* - building in the north again!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Matt, We are about to build a house with CH too. And Emma is our CLE as well, which Emma 2 that you were refering to? Can you give us a clue? Thanks Toen

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toen
Oct 15, 2009 12:00 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
15 October 2009

Standard truss roof spacing

Standard truss roof spacing

Hi all, I have built a house with a 450 wall stud spacing and requested the builder to ensure that the roof trusses were also set at 450 centers so as to ensure they sit…

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xanthrope
Oct 15, 2009 3:23 pm
xanthrope
Hels
Hels
15 October 2009

Paw Prints in Cement - Swiped over 15/10

Paw Prints in Cement - Swiped over 15/10
1, 2

Oh what a shame :( I have inscribed our footpath as the council made us replace a section of it :wink:

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Hels
Oct 15, 2009 5:34 pm
Hels
Andronicus
Andronicus
15 October 2009

Builder has made mistake :( Where do we stand legally?

Builder has made mistake :( Where do we stand legally?

If it was me, i'd get the builder to put in the eaves rather than take the compo.

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Andronicus
Oct 15, 2009 6:30 pm
joles
joles
15 October 2009

PD solar panels

PD solar panels
VIC

Sierra, I knew I read it somewhere and I have looked all through the paperwork and couldn't find it. :roll: Will have a look exactly where you said and check. Thanks. :D

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joles
Oct 15, 2009 7:25 pm
joles
goyalsh
goyalsh
15 October 2009

Structural Guarantees

Structural Guarantees
VIC

Hello T & T Ya sure tht would be de easiest way 2 get info however there seems to be some communication break down and we are a bit concerned about this aspect of the…

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goyalsh
Oct 15, 2009 9:22 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
15 October 2009

Building in Eve Estate - 6b

Building in Eve Estate - 6b
VIC

I already asked for a H class slab so that we get both the porch and alfresco area concreted as well. The quote already (thankfully) included recycled water etc. ::smile:: and of…

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Eve Dweller
Oct 15, 2009 10:19 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
16 October 2009

Victoria - Lock-up stage definition?

Victoria - Lock-up stage definition?
VIC

Since I last wrote, our lender advised us that their valuer had inspected the building and that it was not at lock up stage, and hence they would only permit a part…

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Fiffaro
Oct 16, 2009 12:14 am
breezey
breezey
16 October 2009

Custom Build - Ventura Homes in Perth - Currently scheduling

Custom Build - Ventura Homes in Perth - Currently scheduling
WA

There's a Ventura Homes house on display near my neighborhood, not sure which one, but it looks great! From looking at their site I think it's either the ventura-homes…

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breezey
Oct 16, 2009 11:55 am
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harribeka
Oct 16, 2009 2:36 pm
harribeka
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
16 October 2009

Is this site clean acceptable?

Is this site clean acceptable?

The Landscaper saying $1-2K cost to do the clean is an "I don't want to do it" quote. You can go down the offical road if you want. Each to their own.

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KnockItDown
Oct 16, 2009 3:01 pm
KnockItDown
Nott
Nott
16 October 2009

Is anyone building the Mannum 181 or 207 with Rivergum??

Is anyone building the Mannum 181 or 207 with Rivergum??
VIC

hi jodie, a forumer has built with RG the mannum207, but not sure if he still logins to check as his house has been completed a few months ago. Which part of laurimar…

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Nott
Oct 16, 2009 4:28 pm
Nott
lisanne
lisanne
16 October 2009

"Guaranteed site start in September" -- $4000

"Guaranteed site start in September" -- $4000
VIC

My site start was for May but didn't start till the first week of June - I think you will only get charged if YOU are the cause of the delay by the land not being ready etc

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lisanne
Oct 16, 2009 6:40 pm



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