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dmynott
dmynott
30 July 2009

basic price to actual price

basic price to actual price

about 45% for me and still have the normal after build expences that need to be added on, Curtains, fencing, flyscreens, turf and landscaping. ::cry:: ::cry:: ::cry::

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dmynott
Jul 30, 2009 12:25 pm
lisanne
lisanne
30 July 2009

Contract and handover

Contract and handover

Well i spoke to the builder and he dint have a clue about the 900mm ( you were right). I was a little bit disappointed because these things if not…

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lisanne
Jul 30, 2009 12:52 pm
rj_louise
rj_louise
30 July 2009

Wood stain to match Caoba Dawn garage door?

Wood stain to match Caoba Dawn garage door?

We're using Wattyl Red Ebony as that was what we found to be the closest match.

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rj_louise
Jul 30, 2009 1:43 pm
misscrow
misscrow
30 July 2009

LF Smart wiring installer - Perth Metro

LF Smart wiring installer - Perth Metro
WA

Isn't intelligent homes the only telstra prefered installer? thats what we were told.

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misscrow
Jul 30, 2009 2:36 pm
nh
nh
30 July 2009

Who else is losing sleep over building their house???

Who else is losing sleep over building their house???
1, 2, 3

for me, i have had countless nights waing up 3 or 4'o clock in the morning stressing over the mistatkes/stuff ups that builder made and some nights for furnitures…

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nh
Jul 30, 2009 9:02 pm
suh
suh
30 July 2009

Moving in next week...We're In

Moving in next week...We're In
NSW
1 ... 8, 9, 10

\ Have a look in the Chocolate…

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suh
Jul 30, 2009 10:51 pm
suh
jspitz
jspitz
30 July 2009

M3tricon Site Costs Building Grandview 36

M3tricon Site Costs Building Grandview 36

Hi Nik, check out house at "Our Tribeca 40" on a search. Our electricals were about $8K and that was with being really careful with the amount of downlights we chose and…

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jspitz
Jul 31, 2009 12:28 am
borg
borg
31 July 2009

Cost of 3 phase power

Cost of 3 phase power
1, 2

I have since been told that a friend of a friend does 3 phase for house builders and charges $30 a meter including trenches. My house…

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borg
Jul 31, 2009 9:15 am
borg
Nervous
Nervous
31 July 2009

De-registered builders.

De-registered builders.

Hi, I haven't heard of any websites exposing dodgy builders, but we have found it is easier to check on a builder's current registration rather than whether one is…

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Nervous
Jul 31, 2009 9:56 am
Nervous
JJ305
JJ305
31 July 2009

Is this a slope??

Is this a slope??

Hi Moodyfish, We got our energy report back and it actually wasn't bad for stumps. All we needed to get extra was R1.5 insulation in the floor. Which only brought our…

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JJ305
Jul 31, 2009 12:03 pm
vroom
vroom
31 July 2009

What did you do?

What did you do?
1, 2

Hello, Iam a victim of this :( !!! Please donot give a notice for your rental property until everything is fixed. I have understood that if they tell you JUN is…

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vroom
Jul 31, 2009 12:04 pm
charlie
charlie
31 July 2009

Exterior Colour Comination.... I need help!!!!!

Exterior Colour Comination.... I need help!!!!!

Yeah, it's stunning! Just what I think I would have liked but we couldn't afford the brick upgrade so we've ended up with something very different. LOL Good luck with…

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charlie
Jul 31, 2009 2:01 pm
charlie
JJ305
JJ305
31 July 2009

any builder for sloping blocks?

any builder for sloping blocks?
1, 2, 3

Hi dracosan, I have heard Buzzbee are pretty good. A guy I work with is building with them in Healesville. He just got his estimated start date. The only thing he had…

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JJ305
Jul 31, 2009 2:21 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
31 July 2009

The Ponds- How long to approve from Design Panel Review?

The Ponds- How long to approve from Design Panel Review?
NSW

Ours took a little over 2 weeks - 17th day we had the approval! .. So i guess 2-3 weeks is the going time! Good luck :)

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bluemetal77
Jul 31, 2009 3:33 pm
bluemetal77
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
31 July 2009

Brokers/Banks and the FHOG - Be careful!

Brokers/Banks and the FHOG - Be careful!
1, 2

dont know why, but my dad lent me 28,000 toward my house and build. I was told that I cannot use that money toward…

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mellybuilding
Jul 31, 2009 3:37 pm
mellybuilding
sparkycarla
sparkycarla
31 July 2009

Denis homes and also renting ideas, thanks....

Denis homes and also renting ideas, thanks....

HI, Flinders is the one, same as you! Looking forward to it, will be exciting! ;)

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sparkycarla
Jul 31, 2009 4:02 pm
take2
take2
31 July 2009

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block

Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block
NSW

Hi Believe, We had the same problem with our block a lot of builders didn't want to go near a slopping block, we also went for a smaller builder who has been a lot more…

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take2
Jul 31, 2009 6:57 pm
take2
brittany
brittany
31 July 2009

NBG - Vaucluse ... anyone else?

NBG - Vaucluse ... anyone else?
VIC

Hi Green Snake, We paid lots of money to put a balcony on top of our alfresco of the buckingham. We wanted the balcony because we have a view and the buckingham was the…

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brittany
Jul 31, 2009 10:03 pm
brittany
homemaker
homemaker
1 August 2009

Size of kids room

Size of kids room

We have the bunker single bed, will get the rest of it later when we need it. I plan to have the kids share one room when they are little, the other room they can keep…

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homemaker
Aug 01, 2009 10:42 am
issy jo
issy jo
1 August 2009

"DRY BLOCK" (no mains water) anyone else got one??

"DRY BLOCK" (no mains water) anyone else got one??
SA

YEE GADS!!! You poor things,but it shows that true love does outlast the twucking fits-theyl get their full karma sometime,somewhere ::celeb:: All the best to you! The next…

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issy jo
Aug 01, 2009 10:53 am
issy jo
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
1 August 2009

What does it mean?

What does it mean?

It is or as I understand it, to be the greatest angle of a material stand alone... In your situation it might relate to the greatest angle of protection for the Sewer…

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onc_artisan
Aug 01, 2009 2:30 pm
onc_artisan

These are my bricks (before they were washed). They are from Boral, the Horizon range in Graphite. The roof is Storm Grey from…

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Judie
Aug 02, 2009 12:20 am
Judie
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
1 August 2009

Wardrobe Storage Systems

Wardrobe Storage Systems

The Elfa storage system from Howards Storage World is good. I have shelving in my laundry. It has lots of wardrobe applications too I think. Its flexible and easy to…

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Dragonfly
Aug 02, 2009 12:25 am
brittany
brittany
2 August 2009

Getting sparkies to put in extra power ponts on site.

Getting sparkies to put in extra power ponts on site.

Our most valuable change to our electrical plan was adding powerpoints to our island bench. I sit there once a day with my laptop and that's the spot I use the…

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brittany
Aug 02, 2009 3:59 pm
brittany
Lancebishop
Lancebishop
2 August 2009

The building begins....**updated**

The building begins....**updated**
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey monkey looking great. Those roof tiles still look more black that brown to me. I love how yours look. I chose the Graphite in the marseilles style. With Leonora (red,…

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Lancebishop
Aug 02, 2009 4:34 pm
Beebie
Beebie
2 August 2009

Jo's Bridgeport..... guttering and fascia! 27/07

Jo's Bridgeport..... guttering and fascia! 27/07
1 ... 14, 15, 16

hey jo... don't know if you're still home-one-ing since you wont be updating this thread anymore. but just wanted to say I only just checked back in now after ages and…

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Beebie
Aug 02, 2009 5:00 pm
Beebie
danc12
danc12
2 August 2009

Styrofoam floaties

Styrofoam floaties

They are in the middle of the main floor areas, My biggest concern is that they cause problems from the termite barrier point of view. I guess they will fill them, since…

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danc12
Aug 02, 2009 5:02 pm
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
2 August 2009

New House broken into

New House broken into

A week after my mate had moved in, the tradies next door moved in whilst they were out at work and completely cleaned out all the new…

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CarolineJ
Aug 02, 2009 6:12 pm
dvs_dk
dvs_dk
2 August 2009

pipes too close to boundary?

pipes too close to boundary?

Thanks hunts01, i ended up speaking to our SS explained everything.

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dvs_dk
Aug 02, 2009 6:56 pm
dvs_dk
Jas 'n' Rach
Jas 'n' Rach
2 August 2009

Building in Hawkstowe- at lockup!

Building in Hawkstowe- at lockup!
VIC
1, 2

Have you noticed single storey house along Hawkstowe parade (further around from us, past the 'community centre', on…

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Jas 'n' Rach
Aug 02, 2009 8:26 pm
Manda
Manda
3 August 2009

WA Perth: The Floreat with Scott Park Homes

WA Perth: The Floreat with Scott Park Homes
WA

I have used housepect (http://www.houspect.com.au/construction.asp) once for a plate height inspection and will be getting them back for more…

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Manda
Aug 03, 2009 1:49 am
Manda
ozzybird
ozzybird
3 August 2009

Can someone help me out with soil classifications?

Can someone help me out with soil classifications?
NSW

Another Coral builder here. Ours was M/P class and what Coral quoted us is pretty much what we paid. The P is because we already had a bit of fill on the land.

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ozzybird
Aug 03, 2009 8:29 am
Felistopher
Felistopher
3 August 2009

exposed aggregate vs. coloured concrete

exposed aggregate vs. coloured concrete

Spot on 3win... I reckon if you do go the coloured concrete option, the only way to do it is to have the colour mixed in, otherwise it does peel off after a while in the…

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Felistopher
Aug 03, 2009 9:31 am
Felistopher
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
3 August 2009

Fencing on the side of the house: raked at the front or not?

Fencing on the side of the house: raked at the front or not?

Yep that's what mine looks like. Others in the estate have done it different though, just the one raked section, stops before the lower one. Or they do one raked one right…

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Dragonfly
Aug 03, 2009 2:02 pm
Helloween
Helloween
3 August 2009

Simonds - Building Variations

Simonds - Building Variations
VIC

They worry about the 3rd party doing damage. Well because of them not wanting a 3rd party in, I am having my heating and A/c done after hand over, but I have asked that…

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Helloween
Aug 03, 2009 2:22 pm
Helloween
mandystoj
mandystoj
3 August 2009

Architect/Draftsman Designs

Architect/Draftsman Designs
WA

I got quotes for an architect to build our Duplex.....highest was 30k lowest 4k, we chose 7k and he is doing great. I have found that he lets us do whatever we want but…

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mandystoj
Aug 03, 2009 4:30 pm
lisahello
lisahello
3 August 2009

SLOPING BLOCK DESIGNS

SLOPING BLOCK DESIGNS

We have cut our block (using our own contractor) and now are building a PD home Marina 42 - not split level but when we were looking at options I figured you have to have…

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lisahello
Aug 03, 2009 6:15 pm
rileysmum
rileysmum
3 August 2009

Slab classification in Gisborne

Slab classification in Gisborne
VIC

Thanks Jo, Am in very early stages of looking, we are currently living in a town an hour north of Melbourne on the Hume- not the greatest town and my husband would like…

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rileysmum
Aug 03, 2009 6:39 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
3 August 2009

Rain on Frame

Rain on Frame

Thank you. That makes me feel a little better :D

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virgin-builder
Aug 03, 2009 9:13 pm
virgin-builder
borg
borg
3 August 2009

Blue Rio brick with Monument/Woodland Grey roof???

Blue Rio brick with Monument/Woodland Grey roof???

my neighbour is currently building and has used Victorian Blue with monument roof the combination looks real cool and slick.

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borg
Aug 03, 2009 11:01 pm
borg
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 August 2009

Rheem Heat Pump for HWS - is it noisy? Anyone installed one?

Rheem Heat Pump for HWS - is it noisy? Anyone installed one?

Ours is not rheem but Dux (top mounted)325ltr I wouldn't say it was quiet :n: But then there is no road noise here :th: (just possums screeching and dogs) When the Fish tanks…

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onc_artisan
Aug 04, 2009 12:04 am
onc_artisan
issy jo
issy jo
4 August 2009

Electricity Connection??

Electricity Connection??

I'm in SA and living in a shed on-site while we are waiting, waiting, waiting for builder to start. Because we already had the power running on to our property we got our…

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issy jo
Aug 04, 2009 1:22 am
issy jo
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
4 August 2009

Pebbles progress ...living and loving

Pebbles progress ...living and loving
WA
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Wow Beautiful hun bet your so excited to be in :)

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JohnAndTarin
Aug 04, 2009 8:59 am
JohnAndTarin
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
4 August 2009

Changing the plans, how much $$?

Changing the plans, how much $$?

Lots of houses are built around 300mm iincrements. This is because timber, steel, gyprock, frames etc are in 300mm sizes lengths and widths ie 450mm centres, 2 give…

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onc_artisan
Aug 04, 2009 11:34 am
onc_artisan
Judie
Judie
4 August 2009

We had our PCI this morning!

We had our PCI this morning!

Thanks Rosewood. I guess that means handover is Friday? Judie

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Judie
Aug 04, 2009 11:43 am
Judie
Draconis
Draconis
4 August 2009

Lighter Walls/Darker trims o Vice Versa..??

Lighter Walls/Darker trims o Vice Versa..??

Not sure if I missed it or not but are you going for a warm white or a cold white?

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Draconis
Aug 04, 2009 5:50 pm
Draconis
Andronicus
Andronicus
4 August 2009

Renting while building - Venting

Renting while building - Venting

We lived in Ealing Broadway for 2 years (West of London) last time we came here. Now we are…

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Andronicus
Aug 04, 2009 6:26 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
4 August 2009

Slab going down, what does the termite barrier look like?

Slab going down, what does the termite barrier look like?

hey !! i built with clarendon and ours is a white plastic about 7mm (thick hard plastic) that sits slightly exposed after the first course of bricks. It then also has…

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mellybuilding
Aug 04, 2009 6:26 pm
mellybuilding


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