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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
borg
borg
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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borg
Jun 22, 2009 10:24 pm
borg
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
oztish
oztish
24 June 2009

Weep Holes: What happens when paving covers them up?

Weep Holes: What happens when paving covers them up?

Thanks for that. Yes - the water is coming from the alfresco opening (via rain), not from the weep holes. I feel a little more relaxed about things now - but I will…

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oztish
Jun 24, 2009 9:50 am
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
24 June 2009

Tarneit Gardens HUB 2 CALLING

Tarneit Gardens HUB 2 CALLING
VIC

Fingers crossed..hope it happens sooner..With each day, I am getting more restless about this whole thing..phew! Excited as well.. :D yeah I have heard of Nava homes..havnt…

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Maniradha10
Jun 24, 2009 9:53 am
SammyJ
SammyJ
24 June 2009

Building Contract

Building Contract
VIC

Hi George!!!! How is it all going? I had a solicitor read over our contracts! they didnt change anything but just reconfirmed some things with the builder! Good Luck i…

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SammyJ
Jun 24, 2009 11:33 am
Casa2
Casa2
24 June 2009

Question regarding the tender process

Question regarding the tender process

If builders are worried about people shopping around once they have a contract, then just leave the price out. This (only) can be added at the time of contract signing.

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Casa2
Jun 24, 2009 12:51 pm
no way
no way
24 June 2009

One Word, ROCK!!

One Word, ROCK!!
VIC

Scribe, this is very common, i would express to all people thet are at contract stage or just starting off with their chosen builders to not go forward unless the rock…

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no way
Jun 24, 2009 1:39 pm
penny77
penny77
24 June 2009

Rise(Tarneit) - Simonds Vaucluse

Rise(Tarneit) - Simonds Vaucluse
VIC

We are stage 10 too Redcliffe Pde. Can't wait for this to be built as we paid the deposit on the land in Nov last year. I pushed for settlement to be last week. As we…

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penny77
Jun 24, 2009 1:46 pm
Casa2
Casa2
24 June 2009

Volume builders choices.

Volume builders choices.
VIC

Welcome no way, It's great to have an ex volume builder on the forum. We can do with all the help to ensure the best outcome for all involved. Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Jun 24, 2009 2:48 pm
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
24 June 2009

Noggins???

Noggins???

Thanks Sierra!

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lizzy stardust
Jun 24, 2009 4:07 pm
lizzy stardust
andrei
andrei
24 June 2009

Chelsea with M3tricon

Chelsea with M3tricon

We went through the same customer service ourselves. We had our customer coordinator who was very rude and not helpful at all. Anything small we asked her to do, she had…

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andrei
Jun 24, 2009 4:48 pm
Suze
Suze
24 June 2009

Garageless Facades

Garageless Facades

Thanks everyone for your ideas. I guess set back a metre or so as Sierra suggests is the way to go. We have a large sloping block -25metres X 50 metres. The design shown…

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Suze
Jun 24, 2009 6:35 pm
ifyareckon
ifyareckon
24 June 2009

Popped nails in plaster - how to fix.

Popped nails in plaster - how to fix.

Had this on one wall during our build. SS had someone come in a screw it in instead of re nailing. Looking good now.

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ifyareckon
Jun 24, 2009 9:16 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
25 June 2009

Is the expansion joint in middle of the facade acceptable

Is the expansion joint in middle of the facade acceptable
1, 2

I don not comprehend why there are two so close to each other. But then again one would need…

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mellybuilding
Jun 25, 2009 11:52 am
mellybuilding
georgie
georgie
25 June 2009

PD access Facades???

PD access Facades???
VIC

Welcome aboard to the access clan lol The thing we didn't like about those pictures is that they all depict render and render is not included but they don't show you any…

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georgie
Jun 25, 2009 3:17 pm
Pugs
Pugs
25 June 2009

Question about frame

Question about frame

My wife is a stud finder.....(insert wry smilie…

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Pugs
Jun 25, 2009 5:07 pm
Pugs
Pebble
Pebble
25 June 2009

What do you think is best to build with?

What do you think is best to build with?

I personally like brick, here in WA it doesn't cost extra, it has good thermal efficiency (double brick), solid walls - you can't punch a hole in them (he he, not that I…

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Pebble
Jun 25, 2009 6:12 pm
Pebble
EmmaKate
EmmaKate
26 June 2009

HELP - First time building!

HELP - First time building!
VIC

I am sure there is a margin on the soil test however the initial $1000 non-refundable deposit for "soil testing and contour survey" at the start…

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EmmaKate
Jun 26, 2009 1:42 am
lisanne
lisanne
26 June 2009

Building Permit (Please explain, thanks!)

Building Permit (Please explain, thanks!)
VIC

Thanks for the explanation. I have just called the Council and was informed that no permit was lodged. But builder told us that they have lodged…

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lisanne
Jun 26, 2009 1:13 pm
James Bond
James Bond
26 June 2009

steel frame versus Blue Pine (H2 treated frame)

steel frame versus Blue Pine (H2 treated frame)

Hi, Can anyone provide the a good source and/or experience with building with steel frame as opposed to the treated pine framing that's available…

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James Bond
Jun 26, 2009 1:18 pm
James Bond


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