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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 July 2009

Tilt-Slab residential builders in Perth, WA?

Tilt-Slab residential builders in Perth, WA?
WA

Recently we priced 24 units - 2 story / 3 level, 3 bed, study, kit/dinning, lounge, undercroft pk, polished concrete throughout, stairs and upperdecks. on 250sq mtrs...…

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onc_artisan
Jul 18, 2009 3:05 am
onc_artisan
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whoville
Jul 18, 2009 3:59 am
whoville
whoville
whoville
18 July 2009

~ Kylie's Custom Build ~ Comments on Draft Floorplan please!

~ Kylie's Custom Build ~ Comments on Draft Floorplan please!
QLD

WOW, it looks like it is going to be a fantastic house!! I think I would change the kitchen bench to an Island bench, can't see anything other than that I would…

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whoville
Jul 18, 2009 4:11 am
whoville
greenfarm222
greenfarm222
18 July 2009

Bryan & Peterson Builders

Bryan & Peterson Builders
VIC

Hi We are looking at the Aspen plan with this builder. I know people who have built with them and they are a reputable company. We live in the West of Oz but are building…

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greenfarm222
Jul 18, 2009 1:12 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
18 July 2009

Definition of LOCKUP in your contract pls

Definition of LOCKUP in your contract pls
NSW

That's pretty much what mine says. Also on double story homes lockup does not include garage roof trusses, roof tiles and garage door.

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brendondanielle
Jul 18, 2009 4:57 pm
Juzzo
Juzzo
18 July 2009

Office/study design

Office/study design

Thanks a lot for your reply Renee. That is what we basically had in mind, and I think it fits the room pretty good. Thanks again Juzzo

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Juzzo
Jul 18, 2009 5:37 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
18 July 2009

Hope less town - interiors

Hope less town - interiors

My builder was brilliant with selections and variations. I could pick any tile/bath/toilet/sink/kitchen cabinet/carpet I liked at their suppliers showroom. I paid of course.

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buildingwithhamra
Jul 18, 2009 7:04 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
18 July 2009

question answered

question answered
QLD

I think original quotes (which are in many cases 'cost estimates') are notoriously low to hook you into handing over $1000 to get a real quote. After you've given them…

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virgin-builder
Jul 18, 2009 10:19 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
18 July 2009

Fastest way to go CBD by transportation from Tarneit???

Fastest way to go CBD by transportation from Tarneit???
VIC

There are some trains from and to Laverton that bypass the Altona line and do not take much longer to get into the city than by car. Have a look www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au

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virgin-builder
Jul 18, 2009 10:28 pm
virgin-builder
homemaker
homemaker
19 July 2009

How would we get into the house?

How would we get into the house?
NSW

We want to have the living areas on the north side and the laundry moved so its next to backyard and so we have an exit thru there to back yard.

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homemaker
Jul 19, 2009 11:05 am
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
19 July 2009

ceilings and cornices..plz help!!

ceilings and cornices..plz help!!
WA

My house had the grey plaster, then the ceiling, then cornices and now the white plaster is being put on. Oh .. the windows were done between the ceiling and the…

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Mtuba2
Jul 19, 2009 2:38 pm
Mtuba2
Rowena
Rowena
19 July 2009

Dilemma about a site survey

Dilemma about a site survey
VIC

Thanks for all of your help. We have decided not to pay because how do we know that the pegs weren't already there to begin with but have now just been uncovered (it…

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Rowena
Jul 19, 2009 7:01 pm
Rowena
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
19 July 2009

Step from house into garage

Step from house into garage
WA

Oh good. I am glad that I hopefully have the Australian Standards on my side, and that I won't have to pay to have it made wider. Even sober I am sure we will have a…

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Mtuba2
Jul 19, 2009 9:39 pm
Mtuba2
gettingThere
gettingThere
19 July 2009

Our neighbor wants to put up a new fence ...

Our neighbor wants to put up a new fence ...
1, 2

So our neighbour has sold their property with the provision that they erect a fence, which is great. She is going to arrange another quote and send some colour samples to…

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gettingThere
Jul 19, 2009 9:40 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
19 July 2009

Stonecutters Ridge site cost

Stonecutters Ridge site cost
NSW

made 4 u - your profile doesn't tell us which state you're in - Stonecutters Ridge is your typical Sydney estate - strong clay component in the…

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stonecutter1309
Jul 19, 2009 10:22 pm
stonecutter1309
kyton
kyton
19 July 2009

Poll - Initial Deposit to Construction - How long?

Poll - Initial Deposit to Construction - How long?
VIC
1, 2

Private builder and really won't help you that much but.... Initial deposit paid Jan 08 Colour Selections Feb 09 Site start Mar 09 No major reasons why the length of…

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kyton
Jul 19, 2009 11:58 pm
kyton
CiNnY
CiNnY
19 July 2009

Bent Gutters

Bent Gutters
SA

we have a section of gutter and fascia that is dinted and we bought it up with our SS who said he will replace it just before we move in so it doesnt get damaged again!

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CiNnY
Jul 20, 2009 12:06 am
fall guy
fall guy
19 July 2009

rough costs for house foundation installation.

rough costs for house foundation installation.
WA

G'day guys & girls, we are in preparation for starting our owner build project & currently obtaining realistic costs before full speed ahead. i was hoping someone on…

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fall guy
Jul 20, 2009 12:11 am
zaphod
zaphod
20 July 2009

Mortor issue/ Brick issue?

Mortor issue/ Brick issue?
VIC

Oh dear ,I feel guilty now, complaining about shonky out of code brickwork, i'm so selfish. I shoud be more forgiving and considerate to the poor, underpaid trades people,…

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zaphod
Jul 20, 2009 8:23 am
78xtc
78xtc
20 July 2009

Why DIDN'T you choose Boral bricks?

Why DIDN'T you choose Boral bricks?

Pl@ntation's preferred supplier was PGH. Whilst we did like some of the Boral bricks we found we loved the PGH Sandstocks even better. Just didnt…

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78xtc
Jul 20, 2009 1:37 pm
poonam
poonam
20 July 2009

Daisy 2400 with Burbank

Daisy 2400 with Burbank
VIC

Thanks for ur inputs Helyn n Vish.... Helyn...we had actually considered swapping kitchen/meals n theatre but bcoz of the extra cost due to structural change n redraw fees…

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poonam
Jul 20, 2009 2:19 pm
vanessad
vanessad
20 July 2009

Interim Occupation Certificate

Interim Occupation Certificate

Thanks guys, I spoke to our independent inspectors, and they have confirmed that the home builder apply for the inspection after practical completion. I was told that it…

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vanessad
Jul 20, 2009 2:33 pm
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
20 July 2009

Worried about Blue Rain Brick any other suggestions?

Worried about Blue Rain Brick any other suggestions?

Hi all we love Selkirks Blue Rain Brick and have picked this for our house, but having heard some horror stories regarding fading and chippings I'm starting to think we…

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thechlochlo
Jul 20, 2009 2:51 pm
thechlochlo
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Macy
Jul 20, 2009 3:53 pm
billdsl
billdsl
20 July 2009

Price of Gas Cylinders.....

Price of Gas Cylinders.....
QLD

hot water systems chew through gas, that's why i opted for a heat pump system as we only have access to gas through bottles. we have 5 in the family now and the gas bill…

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billdsl
Jul 20, 2009 4:15 pm
billdsl
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
20 July 2009

good builder????

good builder????
VIC

Ask for references from the builder but…

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virgin-builder
Jul 20, 2009 7:37 pm
virgin-builder
cheriemaze
cheriemaze
20 July 2009

Framing Stage - are these acceptable??

Framing Stage - are these acceptable??

Thanks for those replies. I am okay with those noggins but not the cracked frames due to unskilled hammering ::study::

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cheriemaze
Jul 20, 2009 7:56 pm
miffers
miffers
20 July 2009

Has your land increased in value in the last 6 mths?

Has your land increased in value in the last 6 mths?
VIC
1, 2

I would have preferred the land value to increase a little bit though in a year.. even $500 would have been nice! I actually work for one of the banks so have seen many a…

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miffers
Jul 20, 2009 9:36 pm
miffers
serge44
serge44
20 July 2009

Henley Circa VK1

Henley Circa VK1
VIC

harribeka, I'm doing a Verve Stila BK1. Just finished the bricks - click on the sig for a looky. I'm pretty sure "sataymas" is also about to start with a Circa too.

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serge44
Jul 20, 2009 9:53 pm
serge44
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blessedpeople
Jul 20, 2009 10:16 pm
blessedpeople
Annietom
Annietom
20 July 2009

kevin the inspector

kevin the inspector

I might use that A Inspection people you mentioned... I'll let you know how I go!

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Annietom
Jul 20, 2009 10:17 pm
Annietom
Anna1
Anna1
20 July 2009

Need advice on this house plan - updated plan

Need advice on this house plan - updated plan
VIC
1, 2, 3

I'd open it up, the more open the better, as you said you can put a divider in later if you want to. If its bugging you now, it will really bug you once you are living there.

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Anna1
Jul 20, 2009 11:59 pm
Anna1
beegeers
beegeers
21 July 2009

Experiences of Beachlife Homes or Dona Homes??

Experiences of Beachlife Homes or Dona Homes??
VIC

It appears that they may have changed about building this side. Did you find there pricing competitive ?? Sorry just saw this post We…

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beegeers
Jul 21, 2009 8:53 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 July 2009

Anyone did this?

Anyone did this?

Yeh they are called renderers

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onc_artisan
Jul 21, 2009 9:51 am
onc_artisan
Bananas
Bananas
21 July 2009

M3tricon and Zero Offset - Urgent meant to sign Fri

M3tricon and Zero Offset - Urgent meant to sign Fri

Debmc What estate in Sydney are you in. I think you may find you have to either build on the boundary or 900mm away from it. Not in between. So they may not be able to go…

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Bananas
Jul 21, 2009 9:52 am
goondog
goondog
21 July 2009

Cost of variations to standard plan -share your experiences?

Cost of variations to standard plan -share your experiences?
VIC

Hey Nervous, We paid our $1K and are still waiting on our contracts. They have promised us that we should have them this weekend, so if all goes to plan we will be…

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goondog
Jul 21, 2009 10:53 am
aleisha-jade
aleisha-jade
21 July 2009

Eden Brae SAVILLE 23

Eden Brae SAVILLE 23
NSW

We had our colour appointment this week and we picked the following colours BRICK- PGH PLAZZO CAMELLO ROOF- MONIER TRADITIONAL SAMBUCA WINDOWS- BOND…

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aleisha-jade
Jul 21, 2009 1:12 pm
andy_min
andy_min
21 July 2009

Thoughts on external colour selections

Thoughts on external colour selections

What house/ Facade are these colours going on? It may help people visualise what it will look like. Min

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andy_min
Jul 21, 2009 1:16 pm
andy_min
emilygirl
emilygirl
21 July 2009

soil ratings...

soil ratings...

Hi.. Thanks thats a great thread....

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emilygirl
Jul 21, 2009 4:48 pm
alk
alk
21 July 2009

Drinking on the job

Drinking on the job

yeah i wouldnt be to worried at this point, youd be surprised what neighbours will throw in ur skip.

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alk
Jul 21, 2009 6:31 pm
alk
lisanne
lisanne
21 July 2009

Area to concrete?

Area to concrete?

Thats good, works out pretty cheap compared to concrete! I dont know any recs for fencing... Someone for concreting is Mark 0418 341…

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lisanne
Jul 21, 2009 6:32 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
21 July 2009

Building Inspector in Melbourne

Building Inspector in Melbourne

Kevin didn't respond to any of the messages I left. I'm thinking of going with A Plus Inspections. Hoping someone can tell me something about them before I commit to…

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virgin-builder
Jul 21, 2009 6:45 pm
virgin-builder
mundie mansion
mundie mansion
21 July 2009

Handover Help??

Handover Help??

Is your bank branch local so that you can pick up the cheque? Our prob is although we are with the CBA we have been dealing with a contact in QLD, and so we decided it…

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mundie mansion
Jul 21, 2009 9:17 pm
mjl
mjl
21 July 2009

HELP!!! Can render be removed easily???

HELP!!! Can render be removed easily???

Hey sun, Yeh IKWYM but they rendered over the common and the face bricks... So it will be an expensive excercise for them as we had uprgaded bricks too...

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mjl
Jul 21, 2009 9:29 pm
jasmine14
jasmine14
21 July 2009

advice on building a new home

advice on building a new home
NSW

Hi Bel, How are you? Long time no hear mate! Just want to know, are you still building with Huxley? At what stage of the process are you in now? Have you done some…

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jasmine14
Jul 21, 2009 9:36 pm
beegeers
beegeers
21 July 2009

Checking a small builder before Signing advice and tips

Checking a small builder before Signing advice and tips
VIC

Steveo We also went with a small builder whom we had not heard before - So can totally understand what u feel. We are happy with our decision going to a small builder.…

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beegeers
Jul 21, 2009 11:08 pm
Andronicus
Andronicus
21 July 2009

This might be a dumb question but I have to ask

This might be a dumb question but I have to ask

when were your contracts signed??? Wow..Andronicus ... I am wanting to start building and selling... Do u have much tax from this.. and does it…

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Andronicus
Jul 21, 2009 11:21 pm
mcbermuda
mcbermuda
21 July 2009

Which suburb to build Eden Brae Windsor or Wisdom Manhattan?

Which suburb to build Eden Brae Windsor or Wisdom Manhattan?
NSW

Thank you both. I was worried that West Pennant Hills was too far out, but from what you say, it seems quite close to transport etc. We are also leaning towards the…

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mcbermuda
Jul 22, 2009 12:55 am


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