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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
Brickie
Brickie
20 June 2009

In hot water over hot water system position ?

In hot water over hot water system position ?

Owwh yes 100% check my website, I actually care and strange as it may seem, help…

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Brickie
Jun 20, 2009 7:08 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
20 June 2009

WHOOPS.....CONTRACT - Builder forgot something....

WHOOPS.....CONTRACT - Builder forgot something....
VIC

Nice result! You get it much cheaper and they don't take the mistake out of you in dodgy workmanship

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Nightshade
Jun 20, 2009 7:09 pm
serge44
serge44
20 June 2009

New house in North Lakes

New house in North Lakes
QLD

I'm building with Plantation (Verve) in Bellflower Estate in Sippy Downs and I haven't had any problems whatsoever yet with them. Have a look at this thread ==>…

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serge44
Jun 20, 2009 9:02 pm
serge44
nonie
nonie
20 June 2009

for those who have finished a qustion

for those who have finished a qustion

I would say ours took about a month.. from internal painting till handover.

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nonie
Jun 20, 2009 11:10 pm
netadelle
netadelle
20 June 2009

Working with a Site Supervisor

Working with a Site Supervisor

I started reading this forum last year, and a person mentioned her SS was really good. He is with the same company that we are building with, so I have requested him to…

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netadelle
Jun 20, 2009 11:18 pm
netadelle
luckygrizzly
luckygrizzly
20 June 2009

Mernda Villages Cabled??

Mernda Villages Cabled??
VIC

Damn, Oh well, thanks for the help, back to aerials and satellite foxtel :-(

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luckygrizzly
Jun 20, 2009 11:26 pm
Casa2
Casa2
21 June 2009

Architect costs for designing your home ? approximate range

Architect costs for designing your home ? approximate range

We have friends building in a very exclusive beach side suburb who have been quoted 10% of the build. They are looking at spending around…

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Casa2
Jun 21, 2009 12:11 am
thebhebhes
thebhebhes
21 June 2009

VARIATIONS post signing contract

VARIATIONS post signing contract

thank you so much for everyone's contribution,it sure has helped me a lot i will just try my luck and request to add on a few more things.i guess sweet talking might help…

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thebhebhes
Jun 21, 2009 12:31 am
paul.jason
paul.jason
21 June 2009

Using Recycled Water to wash cars......

Using Recycled Water to wash cars......
VIC

Interesting, I think Sandarra (near us) should stop advertising the fact you can wash your car and boat with the damn stuff !!!! I'm assuming it's only really good for…

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paul.jason
Jun 21, 2009 5:29 am
paul.jason
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 June 2009

Are you familiar with PVC? Vote Vote Vote Thankyou

Are you familiar with PVC? Vote Vote Vote Thankyou
VIC
1, 2, 3

I know what my power and gas bills are...$2300 per annum (total usage component not infrastructure charges)...what could you offer me to…

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ECOECO
Jun 21, 2009 10:48 am
ECOECO
Homehunting
Homehunting
21 June 2009

Experience with DAVis Homes

Experience with DAVis Homes
NSW

Hi, I would like to know whether u have proceed with DAViS Homes at Seven Hills? I am interested on the packages and don't know anything about them. They said the…

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Homehunting
Jun 21, 2009 2:32 pm
Steveo
Steveo
21 June 2009

Re: 3d of home - profesional drawing

Re: 3d of home - profesional drawing

::smile:: It was $500 Didn't mean to be elusive ::smile:: Was quoted $1000…

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Steveo
Jun 21, 2009 6:17 pm
Steveo
slknv
slknv
21 June 2009

Hermitage Homes

Hermitage Homes
VIC

It's more likely for people to comment negatively than positively you'll probably find! I had a patient of mine build her house with Hermitage, after pulling out of NBG.…

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slknv
Jun 21, 2009 10:38 pm
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rackka
Jun 22, 2009 2:04 pm
rackka
Jess09
Jess09
22 June 2009

PGH Bricks Display Centres

PGH Bricks Display Centres
QLD

no probs ::wink:: i will have colour selection and tiles appointment in July so will have heaps of new stuff to share...soooo excited! :z:

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Jess09
Jun 22, 2009 3:18 pm
Jess09
me,he&little she
me,he&little she
22 June 2009

what is this mean ?

what is this mean ?

"Once you exceed the value of your Simonds upgrade voucher, you pay RRP for anything above, $150 buffer is allowed i.e. you can choose a rage…

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me,he&little she
Jun 22, 2009 3:43 pm
me,he&little she
CiNnY
CiNnY
22 June 2009

Council Fees

Council Fees

Ours were not included in our house price they were about an extra 2k!

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CiNnY
Jun 22, 2009 4:25 pm
Sharks
Sharks
22 June 2009

Advice on 'upgrade package' for new home

Advice on 'upgrade package' for new home

Thanks guys, I think I might go ahead with it. The house is 135m2. Most of the extras only apply to the ground floor living area which is 67m2, but I think the shiny…

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Sharks
Jun 22, 2009 4:55 pm
sunford
sunford
22 June 2009

Please suggest which builder for my first home?

Please suggest which builder for my first home?
VIC

Hi aaron4erin,Lisanne,Focus06... thanks for your reply,I done yesterday that.We went for nearly two estates and seen nearly 15 houses, also we short listed some of…

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sunford
Jun 22, 2009 6:38 pm
kexkez
kexkez
22 June 2009

Concerns

Concerns

After months of searching we found a house we liked, the floorplan and the price suited us. We approached the large project home builder only to…

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kexkez
Jun 22, 2009 8:26 pm
kexkez
georgie
georgie
22 June 2009

Can this single storey house be fully finished for $200k?

Can this single storey house be fully finished for $200k?
NSW

Your landscaping will cost a bit, I just checked out the plan and you have a lot of backyard!!! I presume there will be some kind of decking or pergola or something…

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georgie
Jun 22, 2009 8:41 pm
m&n
m&n
22 June 2009

Base price now 10k less - What rights do we have

Base price now 10k less - What rights do we have

Ari, I will look into this but either way that means that we have to sign by the 26th of June which was the initial plan...well actually the 30th of June because of the…

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m&n
Jun 22, 2009 9:44 pm
Lhen
Lhen
22 June 2009

Any Sydney M3tricon experience??

Any Sydney M3tricon experience??
NSW

Found out that my piece of land might be in a flood zone (going try to get this investigated) I strongly recommend you get this…

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Lhen
Jun 22, 2009 9:51 pm
Martin
Martin
22 June 2009

Council's Outrageous Garage Door Mandate for our new home

Council's Outrageous Garage Door Mandate for our new home

if you building your own house (ie owner builder) just put them on the plans as they want and just change the door size during the build and make sure you hire a private…

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Martin
Jun 22, 2009 10:24 pm
Martin
mandystoj
mandystoj
22 June 2009

Question re: stairs, please comment.

Question re: stairs, please comment.

I like it the yellow way, but for the sake of being able to extend your WIW I would change it, given that there will be enough room to…

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mandystoj
Jun 22, 2009 11:39 pm
bigred
bigred
23 June 2009

Would this bother you?

Would this bother you?

Wouldn't bother me in the slightest. Every-time I go to the toilet, I have a newspaper with me, blocking out any piss-poor tile work.

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bigred
Jun 23, 2009 12:58 am
bigred
cyberman
cyberman
23 June 2009

Ducted Vacuum

Ducted Vacuum
VIC

I had it put in when I built a few years ago. Within a month a small twig got caught in one of the tubes in the wall, so causing a blockage that we had to call out a…

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cyberman
Jun 23, 2009 9:56 am
cyberman
cookies
cookies
23 June 2009

handover has happened with photos

handover has happened with photos
QLD
1, 2

congratulations, it looks beautiful!

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cookies
Jun 23, 2009 11:55 am
cookies
AnnetteA
AnnetteA
23 June 2009

CASAVIEW HOMES @ PONDS

CASAVIEW HOMES @ PONDS
NSW

We also found a design we were happy with... until we asked for a price to build an alfresco about…

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AnnetteA
Jun 23, 2009 2:23 pm
mattydals
mattydals
23 June 2009

How Long to Go?

How Long to Go?

i know the feeling! we have our carpet booked for next wednesday, as well as rear fencing and driveway. we're currently building front retaining wall. i will have some…

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mattydals
Jun 23, 2009 3:49 pm
Casa2
Casa2
23 June 2009

Can settlement be the same day as handover??

Can settlement be the same day as handover??

Isn't handover when the house is ... err ... handed over? That is, you can move it straight away. I assume settlement is when you make the final payment. No hurry for that.

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Casa2
Jun 23, 2009 5:38 pm
Nicci
Nicci
23 June 2009

council building license

council building license
WA

We are in city of gosnells.. Ours took 3 months it was over chrissy time aswell.. I I know the feeling.. just dragggggggging on. Goodluck, hope it comes through soon

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Nicci
Jun 23, 2009 5:41 pm
murlee
murlee
23 June 2009

Building a PAAL steel frame house

Building a PAAL steel frame house
ACT

Hi Yvette, Thanks for the info. would you be kind enough to post occasionally on how your parent's house is going? The PAAL quality looks pretty good, I hope their house…

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murlee
Jun 23, 2009 7:10 pm
clath
clath
23 June 2009

Jo's House: Update 18/3.

Jo's House: Update 18/3.
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Congrats Jo :: Soon you will have a lovely new house :wink: ... will watch your progress :)

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clath
Jun 23, 2009 9:39 pm
clath
serge44
serge44
23 June 2009

Does anyone know a good builder in the Sunshine Coast

Does anyone know a good builder in the Sunshine Coast
QLD

Lyrebird have three or four houses going up in the Bellflower Estate Sippy Downs if you want to have a look.

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serge44
Jun 23, 2009 10:26 pm
serge44
NCole
NCole
23 June 2009

Cost of stormwater connection. - WA Country Builders

Cost of stormwater connection. - WA Country Builders
WA

Thanks for the replies guys. Have not been able to take it out of the contract in the end, WACB saying we cant and its all part of their building license and other…

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NCole
Jun 23, 2009 10:53 pm
Judie
Judie
23 June 2009

Roof tiles .. Colour and Profile? Recommendations?

Roof tiles .. Colour and Profile? Recommendations?

I had a quick look at the website. The designer range is not too bad, depending on whether the colour you want is there. Personally, I hate the traditional shape, but…

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Judie
Jun 23, 2009 11:31 pm
Judie
Judie
Judie
24 June 2009

inspection went well :o)

inspection went well :o)
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Your house looks great! Looks like your build has gone smoothly, which is great. I haven't seen any mention, but you can you tell me what your carpet is? I'm looking at…

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Judie
Jun 24, 2009 12:10 am
Judie
Lifestyle_Living
Lifestyle_Living
24 June 2009

First homebuyer - Impressions home builder

First homebuyer - Impressions home builder

Thanks everyone, Your informations provided was very helpful. We are in a dilemma between the ABN group and impressions. ABN being the bigger mob whom are more…

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Lifestyle_Living
Jun 24, 2009 12:47 am
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gstfree
Jun 24, 2009 12:47 am
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Pugs
Jun 24, 2009 3:13 am
Pugs


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