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metter, Will be following your build progress with interest for two reasons We are also building with Weeks Peacock & our sales consultant was also Angela. We've had a…

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Andronicus
Sep 07, 2009 11:20 pm
Sierra
Sierra
7 September 2009

Screw Pile Footing System and Bored Piers

Screw Pile Footing System and Bored Piers

Screw piles are like a giant screw that is put in the ground. Bored piers (Which are also refered to as concrete piers) are where they dig out a deep hole and then fill…

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Sierra
Sep 07, 2009 11:22 pm
Sierra
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nietzche
Sep 08, 2009 1:46 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 September 2009

Site cut on the wrong block - Is this possible?

Site cut on the wrong block - Is this possible?

I really don't see how this can happen. :? If the survey has been done, there will be a corner peg with the adjoining lot number on both sides. :wink: Unless it is a corner…

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onc_artisan
Sep 08, 2009 11:24 am
onc_artisan
saoye
saoye
8 September 2009

GJ Gardner vs Rossdale (SA)?

GJ Gardner vs Rossdale (SA)?
SA
1, 2, 3

Woodvillesouth, Everything ok with the house? I know you're having problems with the water meter not yet moved out of the way, but other than that are you satisfied? …

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saoye
Sep 08, 2009 12:08 pm
Hoffies
Hoffies
8 September 2009

Where would you put your filter for drinking water?

Where would you put your filter for drinking water?

Is it a council requirement to have filters? Just curious as I live in an area where the majority of residents are 100% tank water, us included. We don't have any…

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Hoffies
Sep 08, 2009 12:38 pm
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
8 September 2009

Initial Site Supervisor Meeting - what to expect?

Initial Site Supervisor Meeting - what to expect?

The best thing I've realised about my SS is that he is always happy to update me with what's happened at the house and what's booked in for next week. So, I'd ask for a…

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overwhelmed
Sep 08, 2009 12:40 pm
misscrow
misscrow
8 September 2009

Solver Paints - any good?

Solver Paints - any good?

Both companies will colour match the other's colour charts by the way. So, if you like a Dulux colour, Solver will do it (colour match) as close as…

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misscrow
Sep 08, 2009 1:36 pm
billdsl
billdsl
8 September 2009

Is this acceptable from a shed company??

Is this acceptable from a shed company??

yer its a bit messy, but think this one is all just incorrect quoting, and if its been done just to secure my business its pretty shonky.. still no call back to let me…

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billdsl
Sep 08, 2009 2:09 pm
billdsl
cyberman
cyberman
8 September 2009

Burbank construction period

Burbank construction period
VIC

At the moment (shorly before signing the contract) my builder is estimating 260 days, but I suspect the contract will actually be worse than that. If time is a major…

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cyberman
Sep 08, 2009 4:00 pm
cyberman
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kbudgie
Sep 08, 2009 4:33 pm
kbudgie
hiker
hiker
8 September 2009

Infills above windows and sliding doors?

Infills above windows and sliding doors?

One potential problem with having the windows right below the eaves is that the tops of the windows will always be shaded. So they let no heat from the sun into the house…

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hiker
Sep 08, 2009 5:05 pm
erinleigh
erinleigh
8 September 2009

Should i stand and push the builder for it.. or not?

Should i stand and push the builder for it.. or not?
1, 2

Don't ever give up when you know your right. And you are definately right. It's in your contract so they have to supply it or offer a credit.

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erinleigh
Sep 08, 2009 5:48 pm
erinleigh
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
8 September 2009

Floor Plan Opinions please

Floor Plan Opinions please

Swap the shower and toilet. Have the shower door open towards the bath and have the toilet face the bedroom. You might need to steal 15cm from the wir. I would keep the…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 08, 2009 6:14 pm
suh
suh
8 September 2009

Photos of STACKED STONE entrances??

Photos of STACKED STONE entrances??
1, 2

I can't imagine it being any different from having a bathroom tiled to the ceiling. Just check with the tile supplier, they will let you know what you can and can't do.

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suh
Sep 08, 2009 6:51 pm
suh
Steveo
Steveo
8 September 2009

Double Glazed Windows - Type and Price - Vote, Vote, Vote :)

Double Glazed Windows - Type and Price - Vote, Vote, Vote :)
VIC
1, 2, 3

I've seen and operated PVC at the Home Show. The corners look ugly and genrally the windows don;t look nice. I'm sure more…

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Steveo
Sep 08, 2009 7:05 pm
Steveo
Cleishy
Cleishy
8 September 2009

Site Costs

Site Costs

Those site costs sound extroadinary high!!! A M class site costs are usually around $5000 - $7000. I would get another builder to give you a quote for site costs and…

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Cleishy
Sep 08, 2009 8:03 pm
Cleishy
charlie
charlie
8 September 2009

Building Contract - Question!

Building Contract - Question!

Hi Micara! Saturday will be an exciting day! :z: I know what you mean about the colour selections. We found it heaps fun but it certainly would have helped if we'd had…

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charlie
Sep 08, 2009 8:48 pm
charlie
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
8 September 2009

point cook future land sneydes road

point cook future land sneydes road
VIC

They must be small blocks then at $204k i'd expect that to be around 512m2 given the proximity to Featherbrook and the boardwalk boulevard.

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Zerosignal
Sep 09, 2009 12:17 am
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
9 September 2009

Country Vic build

Country Vic build
VIC

Theres a few building in Bendigo using these forums, interesting to see how everyone is going. I'll be watching your thread with interest, make sure to keep the photos coming

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evolvedmonkey
Sep 09, 2009 11:09 am
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
evolvedmonkey
9 September 2009

Anyone built with Simonds in Bendigo?

Anyone built with Simonds in Bendigo?
VIC

I haven't built with Simonds in Bendigo but I know of about 4 people that have recently or are currently working with them. They seem to have a good name so far, no troubles.

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evolvedmonkey
Sep 09, 2009 11:11 am
evolvedmonkey
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
9 September 2009

Where are all the people that are building in the country???

Where are all the people that are building in the country???
1, 2, 3

Yeah, we are building new Bendigo in Victoria Supposably our land has increased in value a whopping 30,000 since we purchased it, seems…

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pinkfairymagic
Sep 09, 2009 12:12 pm
pinkfairymagic
Southies
Southies
9 September 2009

Ways of doing plain coloured concrete - what difference?

Ways of doing plain coloured concrete - what difference?
VIC

All coloured concrete, whether it's colour-through, colour on top, stencilled........needs to be sealed to protect the colour. Sealer is not a colour, but a protective…

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Southies
Sep 09, 2009 12:55 pm
Southies
klscomps
klscomps
9 September 2009

Progress Payment Amounts

Progress Payment Amounts
1, 2

Maybe not... we are building with Coral and they provide a fixed price tender (including rock excavation etc) and we have been advised by our mortgage…

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klscomps
Sep 09, 2009 2:34 pm
Yakks
Yakks
9 September 2009

New home process

New home process

Thanks Waranraz, I checked that thread and it helps me My land is in VIC

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Yakks
Sep 09, 2009 3:33 pm

HaHa, classic! Don't worry about it Helyn, but maybe you should stay off the wine in the afternoons! hahaha :lol: :lol:

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Helyn
Sep 09, 2009 4:30 pm
Helyn
[JADED]
[JADED]
9 September 2009

What is the deal with approaching tradies for cash jobs?

What is the deal with approaching tradies for cash jobs?

we were also told to talk to the tradies or go through the site supervisor for cash jobs haha We will be getting electrician to put in data cabling.. and extra power…

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[JADED]
Sep 09, 2009 5:02 pm
[JADED]
Haven
Haven
9 September 2009

Average building time in contract???

Average building time in contract???

Congrats rj-louise! :: Our contract states 207 days for a 36 sq house with PD. We're only 2 weeks into building, so far.

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Haven
Sep 09, 2009 5:34 pm
Haven
Jodie80
Jodie80
9 September 2009

Pink Slab!! - Pic attached!

Pink Slab!! - Pic attached!

Pink bits... :th: interesting. I wonder if i'll get a pink slab too?? Don't think my son would be too appreciative of it!! :lol:

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Jodie80
Sep 09, 2009 6:28 pm
Jodie80
Lostris
Lostris
9 September 2009

Are the Edges of your SLAB supposed to be perfect ?

Are the Edges of your SLAB supposed to be perfect ?

ours was a bit rough around the edges, and when they put the frame up it was a little out of square around the front, but they just grind some bits and fill some bits and…

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Lostris
Sep 09, 2009 8:28 pm
Brad 76
Brad 76
9 September 2009

Garage Question

Garage Question

Thanks again, All done. Deposit paid. Will update at: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=22916 I'll post pics (as soon as i have some) Off to band practice now... Cheers, -Brad

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Brad 76
Sep 09, 2009 10:54 pm
Hels
Hels
9 September 2009

Not happy with assigned Porter Davis CSA

Not happy with assigned Porter Davis CSA

What division and area are you building in? Our CSC was fantastic and still is, if you are using the same office I will PM her name to you. We were Prestige and Berwick.

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Hels
Sep 09, 2009 10:59 pm
Hels
jspitz
jspitz
9 September 2009

How would I know if my rangehood is externally flued?

How would I know if my rangehood is externally flued?

Thanks everyone for your help, now know what to look out for.

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jspitz
Sep 09, 2009 11:29 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
9 September 2009

Building process

Building process
VIC

I am not surprised that builders dont give timeframes, cause everyone complains and complains if the timeframes arent met, just read these forums. I am a little ahead of…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 09, 2009 11:41 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
9 September 2009

Is there anything we can do about lack of brick blending?

Is there anything we can do about lack of brick blending?

By the way who is responsible to fix it if you need to?It's the builders responsibility to make sure the work is done within standards. Is…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 10, 2009 12:02 am
Brad 76
Brad 76
10 September 2009

Building our first home!

Building our first home!
SA

Hi, Welcome to the forum. It's a great place.

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Brad 76
Sep 10, 2009 1:15 am
Macy
Macy
10 September 2009

Urbanedge Larne - Letter box trouble! (updated Sep 7)

Urbanedge Larne - Letter box trouble! (updated Sep 7)
VIC
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Section 5 says: -Erect cause or permit to be erected or remain on the lot a dwelling or other structure other than the a dwelling or structure…

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Macy
Sep 10, 2009 12:17 pm
Hugh Jorgan
Hugh Jorgan
10 September 2009

Coastal Conditions

Coastal Conditions
WA

Thanks for the info, it's just i was told by another builder it would cost $900 for the coastal conditions and people i know that live near the coast say they haven't…

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Hugh Jorgan
Sep 10, 2009 2:45 pm
Pugs
Pugs
10 September 2009

Telephone pre-wire???

Telephone pre-wire???

You're best off booking a time with Telstra for them to lay the cable when the services trench to your house is open. $299 for a new phone connection…

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Pugs
Sep 10, 2009 5:41 pm
Pugs
Manda
Manda
10 September 2009

Who to build with in Perth

Who to build with in Perth
WA

I went with Gemmill - paperwork stage was a bit hairy and stressful but my house is amazing and I actually think it might be perfect but I will wait to PCI to say for…

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Manda
Sep 10, 2009 10:37 pm
Manda
cmooring
cmooring
10 September 2009

Nice Cheap Clay Pavers

Nice Cheap Clay Pavers

It's almost done. I should update that thread soon. The structure is up now, but we have ripped up the paving and concrete underneath. We have a few pallets of pavers…

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cmooring
Sep 11, 2009 12:47 am
cmooring
taniadeba
taniadeba
11 September 2009

Cooling System, Garage door, BBQ set's gas point in outdoor,

Cooling System, Garage door, BBQ set's gas point in outdoor,

Hi Lisa Thank you for your valuable suggestion. I really appreciate.. is any further information to know. regards Tania

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taniadeba
Sep 11, 2009 1:01 am
misscrow
misscrow
11 September 2009

Been put off a builder

Been put off a builder
NSW
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"rather live in a cardboard box under a bridge" than build with them again. hehehe that was my review on that website!! haha its been…

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misscrow
Sep 11, 2009 3:19 am
gongbuilding
gongbuilding
11 September 2009

Driveway costs

Driveway costs
VIC

The main cost drivers of a driveway is the required volume of concrete, ease of excavation of driveway and removal of excess soil/rocks etc, colour/finish of concrete and…

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gongbuilding
Sep 11, 2009 7:57 am
billdsl
billdsl
11 September 2009

"Mark & Melissa's Build Blog"

"Mark & Melissa's Build Blog"
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Concreting and tiling well under way now, things are going well. Few…

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billdsl
Sep 11, 2009 9:47 am
billdsl
woodsey
woodsey
11 September 2009

Our $imonds Mahogany 2700

Our $imonds Mahogany 2700
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Woodsey, Im already heading towards colours stage and the process is getting all the more complicated. Settling on colours is quite…

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woodsey
Sep 11, 2009 11:41 am
jaelee
jaelee
11 September 2009

We move in tomorrow - UPDATE - the move that wasn't

We move in tomorrow - UPDATE - the move that wasn't

Good luck Judie, it must be so stressful for you. You will get there .... xxOxx

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jaelee
Sep 11, 2009 12:46 pm
klscomps
klscomps
11 September 2009

Time between Walkthrough and Settlement?

Time between Walkthrough and Settlement?
VIC

Hi, I had my final inspection on a Tuesday and handover was the same week on Friday. I had pre-booked both dates and was fairly confident that there was going to be…

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klscomps
Sep 11, 2009 6:14 pm
zircon
zircon
11 September 2009

HOW LONG TO WAIT FOR TITLES *PERTH*

HOW LONG TO WAIT FOR TITLES *PERTH*
WA

The estate I've bought in started selling the land in July 2008. At the time the developer said titles would be ready in October. The developer didn't lodge the…

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zircon
Sep 11, 2009 8:01 pm


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