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King willy
King willy
28 June 2009

ClarendonT ******* Practices

ClarendonT ******* Practices

Hi all Some time ago I posted a topic “how satisfied are you with your project builder” or something like that. As I said in it we read so many horror or bad…

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King willy
Jun 28, 2009 6:26 pm
King willy
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 June 2009

Suspended concrete slab

Suspended concrete slab

floortech have a method... I don't know if this will last ( the link that is)... http://www.floortech.net.au/product.asp I have no connection with them, so don't know…

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onc_artisan
Jun 28, 2009 8:32 pm
onc_artisan
rellie
rellie
29 June 2009

PD Cremorne42 has left the building....

PD Cremorne42 has left the building....
VIC

The Wembley is a replacement for the Cremorne, it comes with an option to have an additional rumpus and alfresco on the back which brings it up to 40sq.

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rellie
Jun 29, 2009 10:17 am
havingfun
havingfun
29 June 2009

Cost Per SQ in Canberra

Cost Per SQ in Canberra
ACT

How long is a piece of string??? hard to give a ballpark figure as all builders have different inclusions...average probably (???) around $1250 p/sqm, add about $30,000 …

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havingfun
Jun 29, 2009 2:23 pm
aye81
aye81
29 June 2009

Please help us.. having trouble choosing a builder

Please help us.. having trouble choosing a builder

I just thought I would share my experience so far with Dennis Family Homes as i am very happy with. After visiting numerous amount of display…

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aye81
Jun 29, 2009 7:33 pm
aye81
mav999
mav999
29 June 2009

Do we need Sarking?

Do we need Sarking?
1, 2

If you can afford it then do it.....preserves the asset Goodluck

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mav999
Jun 29, 2009 7:35 pm
joles
joles
29 June 2009

If I could go back in time...advice re. rainflush system.

If I could go back in time...advice re. rainflush system.
VIC

I'm not sure about retrofitting, especially on a two storey..... have a chat to your SS.... you may be able to just get some plumbing run last minute unofficially??? I'm…

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joles
Jun 29, 2009 9:45 pm
joles
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
29 June 2009

Antenna Help

Antenna Help

i saw your pics.. that was a nice surprise im sure :lol: :lol: :lol: Time to review our budget!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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lildutchgringo
Jun 29, 2009 10:43 pm
lildutchgringo
Vish
Vish
29 June 2009

Window or TV suits more on Family Wall?????

Window or TV suits more on Family Wall?????

You have got a very good floor plan as per Vastu.

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Vish
Jun 29, 2009 11:02 pm
slknv
slknv
29 June 2009

High ceilings - How much did you pay for it? Does it help?

High ceilings - How much did you pay for it? Does it help?
1, 2, 3

41sq double story house. For 2700 ground floor, +2220 For 2550 1st floor, +1450 Plus about 4000 for taller doors ground & first, but we're adding a lot of extra doors…

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slknv
Jun 29, 2009 11:32 pm
Brickie
Brickie
30 June 2009

Any problems if builder is not a Master Builder?

Any problems if builder is not a Master Builder?

That is all you need, at least he is a real builder, you just need to make sure his…

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Brickie
Jun 30, 2009 7:01 am
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
30 June 2009

valuation of property

valuation of property

By the looks of this thread and taking into account the current economic client you should probably assume that you will be undervalued. :(

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virgin-builder
Jun 30, 2009 9:24 am
virgin-builder
sadzzz
sadzzz
30 June 2009

Anyone building in THE RESERVE, TARNEIT

Anyone building in THE RESERVE, TARNEIT
VIC

hi... wow! im so excited we're building with rivergum constructions.. im just hanging to move in!

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sadzzz
Jun 30, 2009 1:31 pm
Hels
Hels
30 June 2009

Furniture Recomendations.

Furniture Recomendations.

I am a big fan of Oz Design furniture, it's all solid timber no MDF. http://www.ozdesignfurniture.com.au

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Hels
Jun 30, 2009 1:49 pm
Hels
kid81
kid81
1 July 2009

Final inspection tomorrow: Any tips?

Final inspection tomorrow: Any tips?

Always take a level with you. Bring someone with a keen eye too to put their eye to the walls. It is not too uncommon for walls not to be straight, especially in hallways.

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kid81
Jul 01, 2009 9:27 am
Buildinggame
Buildinggame
1 July 2009

Could I use builder recommended Conveyancer? Melbourne

Could I use builder recommended Conveyancer? Melbourne
VIC

My opinion is that the role of the conveyancer/lawyer is more important when buying off the plan or homes being built. Delays are typical, and without scrutinising the…

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Buildinggame
Jul 01, 2009 10:55 am
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Buildinggame
Jul 01, 2009 11:02 am
locus
locus
1 July 2009

Is anyone building in Brookdale W.A

Is anyone building in Brookdale W.A
WA
1, 2, 3

Hmm I am not sure. We had to make sure it was the right classification as part of the contract and it is a class S classification. But yes the…

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locus
Jul 01, 2009 12:14 pm
locus
gordonroz
gordonroz
1 July 2009

Review/advise on Hotondo Homes

Review/advise on Hotondo Homes
VIC

Hi Kid81, It would be nice to talk to you. Please email your contact details to my id gordonroz@hotmail.com. Thanks, Gordon.

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gordonroz
Jul 01, 2009 12:59 pm
danc12
danc12
1 July 2009

Grout Injected piers versus normal Piers

Grout Injected piers versus normal Piers

Therein lies the bite, he tells me that it is more expensive but this cost is balanced by the fact that if they drill the pier holes and when they come back the holes are…

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danc12
Jul 01, 2009 2:04 pm
Cooramin
Cooramin
1 July 2009

Our house plans

Our house plans

I'm glad to hear that 28 squares of living space works well for a family. We didn't want to get too enormous, but want it to be generous enough to be comfortable and…

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Cooramin
Jul 01, 2009 2:45 pm
jcjuice
jcjuice
1 July 2009

GO AWAY RAIN

GO AWAY RAIN
VIC

i'm worried about our frame too. It's sitting out in the rain!! No roof yet... :(

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jcjuice
Jul 01, 2009 4:40 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
1 July 2009

Changing/Upgrading during the construction process.

Changing/Upgrading during the construction process.
WA

If you have an HIA contract, it states that both parties may request a variation (I think section 23). But your builder might have ordered your bench-top already so you…

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virgin-builder
Jul 01, 2009 5:44 pm
virgin-builder
sweety
sweety
1 July 2009

need info regrading :First home buyers grantafter july 2009

need info regrading :First home buyers grantafter july 2009

Hi All, The First Home Grant is approved to $32K from July 1st 2009 to Sep 30th 2009.The details are updated in SRO site.

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sweety
Jul 01, 2009 6:28 pm
MissAlison
MissAlison
1 July 2009

First Home Buyers grants

First Home Buyers grants

Do you mean they gave you a cash advance? Does it say anything about it in the contracts? I second seeing a lawyer.

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MissAlison
Jul 01, 2009 6:43 pm
HellDad
HellDad
1 July 2009

Energy Australia spins my new meter

Energy Australia spins my new meter
NSW
1, 2

Agreed, it's a way of more accurately measuring when you use your energy…

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HellDad
Jul 01, 2009 8:05 pm
HellDad
kid81
kid81
2 July 2009

Building designs for a shallow block

Building designs for a shallow block

www.Hotondo.com.au - Look for the Illawarra or Hawkesbury They have a number of designs you could play with too.

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kid81
Jul 02, 2009 8:54 am
Haven
Haven
2 July 2009

Building PD Newtown 33 - Tender Appointment Tips?

Building PD Newtown 33 - Tender Appointment Tips?
VIC

WRT the contract signing, I was told by the PD SC that we have to sign it in the office, which is fair. However, did PD provide a copy of the…

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Haven
Jul 02, 2009 9:19 am
Haven
mundie mansion
mundie mansion
2 July 2009

Building 263 design with Impression

Building 263 design with Impression
WA

I think it will depend on the building company but ours were happy for us to deal directly with the electricians when they were on site to arrange some extra powerpoints ::smile::

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mundie mansion
Jul 02, 2009 3:46 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
2 July 2009

Help us colour our facade!

Help us colour our facade!

We are probably going to go with a stained Timber door so I think the garage will be ok mixed in with it all. Something to think about though.

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Zerosignal
Jul 02, 2009 3:48 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
2 July 2009

Lauren and Tony's first home: Blog

Lauren and Tony's first home: Blog

Love your kitchen selections. That is going to look awesome!

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fairy blue
Jul 02, 2009 8:11 pm
fairy blue
our place
our place
2 July 2009

My first build & post

My first build & post
QLD

Thanks for your responses.Our Builder rang, now meeting him tomorrow with final contract!! hopefully it's all ok and we can get a start sometime soon!!

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our place
Jul 02, 2009 8:29 pm
mudmap
mudmap
2 July 2009

WARNING - Dulux Buff v Dulux Buff_it

WARNING - Dulux Buff v Dulux Buff_it
VIC

I'm glad I posted this post. It's made me feel a bit better that it may help others avoid the same problem. And the advise 'check and double check' has to be the best…

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mudmap
Jul 02, 2009 11:44 pm
kid81
kid81
3 July 2009

Ponderings on the differences between W.A. and the East

Ponderings on the differences between W.A. and the East

Thought I would make a couple of quick points for you In the East; It is not Illegal to enter your own site however it is highly discouraged. This is mainly due to the…

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kid81
Jul 03, 2009 12:01 am
charlie
charlie
3 July 2009

Finally... I actually have something to report LOL

Finally... I actually have something to report LOL

Thanks for celebrating with me! :D We're building with the Big M - the Santorini 26.

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charlie
Jul 03, 2009 8:06 am
charlie
shan
shan
3 July 2009

contract signing tomorrow... last minute query!

contract signing tomorrow... last minute query!

Thankyou so much everyone, I dont have the contract yet and didnt realise I could take it away to read. I will do that today and go back to sign next week. Disaster averted! ::wink::

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shan
Jul 03, 2009 8:21 am
shan
lisanne
lisanne
3 July 2009

PD Access Range - Which add-ons to choose ?

PD Access Range - Which add-ons to choose ?
VIC

If by Contract appointment you mean the "Tender…

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lisanne
Jul 03, 2009 8:41 am
charlie
charlie
3 July 2009

Compaction report - likely to change slab costs much?

Compaction report - likely to change slab costs much?

Thanks heaps Aqua! That does clear things up a bit for me. What a pity you weren't able to knock that $8k off the costs. But like you said, at least you can be…

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charlie
Jul 03, 2009 9:05 am
charlie
jspitz
jspitz
3 July 2009

Making changes to Metricon plans

Making changes to Metricon plans
VIC

Hi Wizard, we are also building with M. We also had a great sales consultant who said we could do lots of things but when we got to head office our CSC was appalling and…

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jspitz
Jul 03, 2009 10:32 am
Macy
Macy
3 July 2009

i am so frustrated with our c.s.c.

i am so frustrated with our c.s.c.

I know how big something can seem to become over the years when it started with a…

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Macy
Jul 03, 2009 3:25 pm
ethomas09
ethomas09
3 July 2009

Building in WA, Perth - Queries regarding pre-start.

Building in WA, Perth - Queries regarding pre-start.
WA

Thanks a lot all for replying back....appreciate your inputs in this matter.

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ethomas09
Jul 03, 2009 7:02 pm
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
3 July 2009

Basement?

Basement?

My Dad built a two storey house on the old farm years ago, and the first thing he did was dig a big hole 3x3m roughly, bricked it in and concreted the floor and fully…

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Dragonfly
Jul 03, 2009 7:54 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
3 July 2009

TV Aerial - how much?

TV Aerial - how much?
NSW
1, 2

I've read you can get internal roof cavity antennas as well as external roof - which is better ? Our caveats won't let the antenna go above…

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Tornado_ALIVE
Jul 03, 2009 8:40 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
3 July 2009

OurPagoda32

OurPagoda32
1, 2, 3

OHOHG, any updates please??? You must be all moved in now! :D :D

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Salt&Pepper
Jul 03, 2009 10:27 pm
Salt&Pepper
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
3 July 2009

Building approval from Council

Building approval from Council

We had an issue with relaxation required for our plans to be approved. Our builder advised that we do it ourselves. Apparently, if the builder does it. it can take a lot…

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mellybuilding
Jul 03, 2009 10:32 pm
mellybuilding
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
3 July 2009

Building on a 3m fall :? :?

Building on a 3m fall :? :?
VIC
1, 2

Hi all Just thought I would add my bit - we are building on a block that has required a 3.5mt cut - pretty big. Site works commenced 4 weeks…

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thechlochlo
Jul 03, 2009 11:06 pm
thechlochlo
Monichi
Monichi
3 July 2009

Water tank installation/ provision

Water tank installation/ provision

Hi guys thanks for all your inputs :D yes our builder did mention that when the water level in the tank is low, then the main water system would kick in. I just don't…

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Monichi
Jul 03, 2009 11:17 pm
kirbstar23
kirbstar23
4 July 2009

telstra high velocity estate at laurimar

telstra high velocity estate at laurimar
VIC

I honestly have no idea...... We have been built without eaves.... and in major breach of contract talks with our builder at the moment as they just went directly to…

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kirbstar23
Jul 04, 2009 8:12 am
kirbstar23
serge44
serge44
4 July 2009

****building inspector on SUNSHINE COAST

****building inspector on SUNSHINE COAST
QLD

I got a thorough report from him when I bought a house in Mackay about 10 years ago. I'd recommend him.

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serge44
Jul 04, 2009 10:41 am
serge44


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