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gettingThere
gettingThere
6 May 2009

Stairs&Balustrade construction details for BUILDING APPROVAL

Stairs&Balustrade construction details for BUILDING APPROVAL

By the way, these are all the things we need: Stairs and Balustrade Details Requirements: When a proposed building contains stairs, the application must include a…

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gettingThere
May 06, 2009 2:18 pm
lisanne
lisanne
6 May 2009

This is how my inspection went..

This is how my inspection went..

I have heard back from Final Inspect and their cost for the handover inspection is $895. They didn't itemise their fee but imagine this cost…

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lisanne
May 06, 2009 7:16 pm
King willy
King willy
7 May 2009

Building with a project builder, What say do I get ???

Building with a project builder, What say do I get ???

"Chuck Norris" Yes of course, but I think he built with Porter Davis. Lol :D Just finished a week of bull Sh#t with the sales people. Getting every thing in the quote in…

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King willy
May 07, 2009 12:19 am
King willy
mishti
mishti
7 May 2009

William landing metro release II

William landing metro release II
VIC

All the 3 plots you mentioned are in Stage 3. It is due to be titled in August. Unfortunately, I don't have the soft copy of the plan to post it for you. 206- Davenport…

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mishti
May 07, 2009 9:54 am
danma
danma
7 May 2009

Australian Standards for Stairs and Balustrade

Australian Standards for Stairs and Balustrade

Sorry we only have the building code for wire, but I will check with one of our staircase customers for what you are looking for.

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danma
May 07, 2009 10:49 am
levelheaded
levelheaded
7 May 2009

Final added costs exceed $12k, building at Aurora Epping VIC

Final added costs exceed $12k, building at Aurora Epping VIC
VIC

Update - pleased to say that costs have shrunk to $4,500 - and hopefully dropping further still... thanks in part to the 3 months' worth of liquidated damages.

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levelheaded
May 07, 2009 11:16 am
freddyflop
freddyflop
7 May 2009

Which builder? In SA

Which builder? In SA
SA

weeks and peacock are at the high end of the steel frame market, so you can expect to pay more, but you should get a better product. personally i wouldnt go with Fairmont…

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freddyflop
May 07, 2009 1:28 pm
sweety
sweety
7 May 2009

M3tricon His Hers Ours Promotion

M3tricon His Hers Ours Promotion
VIC

Hi we are also building santorini 29 with metricon.But we have choosen $16000 promotion.iam not sure whether that promotions is still going on.His hers ours promotion sounds good.

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sweety
May 07, 2009 4:52 pm
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fruitty
May 07, 2009 5:11 pm
fruitty
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
7 May 2009

Carlisle handover process & timing - anyone know?

Carlisle handover process & timing - anyone know?

No worries doghouse. Dale, 2 weeks sounds about right. Good luck, hope it goes to schedule!! And I just noticed you two are both on 150 posts!! :D :D ::lol:: ::lol::

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Salt&Pepper
May 07, 2009 8:11 pm
Salt&Pepper
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
7 May 2009

Building contract – Delay reasons and off days..

Building contract – Delay reasons and off days..

We had 67 days for weekend public holidays etc and later during the Christmas period got a letter for a further extension of 29 days. When we disputed the extension…

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blessedpeople
May 07, 2009 8:46 pm
blessedpeople
noremac
noremac
7 May 2009

outside living area floor level with inside floor level?

outside living area floor level with inside floor level?

I notice there is an Aluminium decking system in the USA. Anyone seen any australian aluminiun decks/decking? Google found nuthin. Cheers Noremac

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noremac
May 07, 2009 10:31 pm
King willy
King willy
8 May 2009

Wet area set down - would you accept this?

Wet area set down - would you accept this?

Like Pat said you set a precedent. You have a right not to be happy and to be concerned. “It gets covered up” may be OK for the builder, you tend to hear that a lot…

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King willy
May 08, 2009 1:02 am
King willy
King willy
King willy
8 May 2009

Building contract based on tender and sketch

Building contract based on tender and sketch

Prerna Hi and glad to hear its fixed price. Your soil tests results may take 6 or 7 working days to get back to you. Make sure they explain them to you. Also the quote. Do…

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King willy
May 08, 2009 2:22 am
King willy
mudmap
mudmap
8 May 2009

Frame overhanging off the slab, edge slap chip off

Frame overhanging off the slab, edge slap chip off

We have the same issue at the moment made worse as the wall includes a steel column calling the upper floor. The 20mm bolts holding down the column therefore had…

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mudmap
May 08, 2009 9:29 am
taznliz
taznliz
8 May 2009

Grey Water Treatment System

Grey Water Treatment System

Hi There Thanks for the weblink. Its interesting once you start do some research and ask questions on prices!! So far it looks like saving us a few thousand. We are…

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taznliz
May 08, 2009 11:53 am
Nicci
Nicci
8 May 2009

Choice of Builder

Choice of Builder
WA

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17607 This might help. A thread with people building with Blueprint. Nicci

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Nicci
May 08, 2009 2:30 pm
wonderland
wonderland
8 May 2009

Difference between contract and plans

Difference between contract and plans

I'm not sure about the contract part, but i can help with regards to locking in prices when you pay deposit. I put down a deposit also before a price hike. When I went to…

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wonderland
May 08, 2009 6:18 pm
wonderland
gettingThere
gettingThere
8 May 2009

CRITICAL STAGES in Building when an INSPECTOR is Required?

CRITICAL STAGES in Building when an INSPECTOR is Required?

Our council: In our Development Approval we advise applicants when they are required to notify us when work commences on a building. This is generally: • After the…

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gettingThere
May 08, 2009 6:28 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 May 2009

Quesstion about DA

Quesstion about DA

my DA has the following: I note in my DA 18. Long service levy In accordance with Section 109F(i) of the Environmental Planning and…

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Casa2
May 08, 2009 7:41 pm
tamamontu
tamamontu
8 May 2009

Builder asking to sign the contract before prestart(WA)

Builder asking to sign the contract before prestart(WA)
WA

GinaUK Thanks for the post, The reason why I mentioned about solicitor for addenda was to make sure the builder is liable for fixing the things we choose.

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tamamontu
May 08, 2009 10:31 pm
Jess09
Jess09
9 May 2009

coral homes - help with water tanks!

coral homes - help with water tanks!
QLD

hi raw - have thought about it but don't really want an underground tank for two reasons 1. at some stage, any tank is going to leak - whether it's in 2 years time or 10…

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Jess09
May 09, 2009 4:26 pm
Jess09
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
9 May 2009

Urgent help with PD needed!

Urgent help with PD needed!
VIC

Well if that is the case i would then say that yes your right and the tread should be stained i say. may be you should call them and tell them to read page such and such.

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JohnAndTarin
May 09, 2009 6:03 pm
JohnAndTarin
GinaUK
GinaUK
10 May 2009

Building in WA - double brick question

Building in WA - double brick question
WA

We have finally signed PPA and shown our plans to a few people and one keeps on insisting we should do double brick in the garage. None of…

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GinaUK
May 10, 2009 12:32 pm
waylow
waylow
10 May 2009

Bulkhead / coffered / dropped ceiling in kitchen and flowing

Bulkhead / coffered / dropped ceiling in kitchen and flowing

Thanks for that :) Should we have ordered the bulkheads from the steel frame supplier or is this generally added during the plastering…

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waylow
May 10, 2009 2:54 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
10 May 2009

What to look out for in final construction drawings?

What to look out for in final construction drawings?

My house has a 2440 sliding door included as standard in the dinning area, however the builder put 1880 instead on the plan... if i didn't check…

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purpleninja
May 10, 2009 4:41 pm
aussie_dan
aussie_dan
10 May 2009

Independent building inspector - Northern suburbs Melbourne

Independent building inspector - Northern suburbs Melbourne
VIC

Buy wise building & pest have done a good job for me so far, pretty reasonable prices.. Yeh its definitely worth the cost for an inspection, considering the large…

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aussie_dan
May 10, 2009 6:30 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
10 May 2009

Can you connect multiple rainwater tanks just at the bottom?

Can you connect multiple rainwater tanks just at the bottom?
1, 2

you can have three sets of drainage control they will all over flow if all the top outlets are the same height.. though you could plumb…

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purpleninja
May 10, 2009 6:54 pm
Falconbrook
Falconbrook
10 May 2009

Kids, Vagrants etc Messing with House during Construction

Kids, Vagrants etc Messing with House during Construction

I was having a Mother's Day lunch at a local waterside restaurant today when my new neighbours came up and spoke to me. Their young son is really pleased that my drive has…

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Falconbrook
May 10, 2009 7:44 pm

It happens all the time. I'd guess that at least a quarter of the houses around here have had one or more pipes moved. Perhaps tape measures are in…

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mellybuilding
May 10, 2009 9:07 pm
mellybuilding
LUS
LUS
10 May 2009

Need help!

Need help!
VIC

purpleninja, thanks for your research, and I will PM some of them on homeone.

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LUS
May 10, 2009 10:09 pm
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
10 May 2009

Help - pics needed of Porter Davis Standard staircase

Help - pics needed of Porter Davis Standard staircase
VIC

Anyone have any pics they can share of what a standard staircase looks like? We hear it's mdf...but some pics would be good to help us make our decision. Thanks!

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overwhelmed
May 10, 2009 10:55 pm
nelly
nelly
11 May 2009

Help!! I think I want these colours???

Help!! I think I want these colours???

Hi, I have been tearing my hair out trying to finalise my colours for our house that my partner and I will be building. We will be using this house as a holiday house…

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nelly
May 11, 2009 4:24 am
ozzroo
ozzroo
11 May 2009

Inspection covers in two storey homes & earth works

Inspection covers in two storey homes & earth works

excellent views of the glasshouse there... envious !! I'd agree with you on the batter. At 1:4 or 1m drop for every 4 metres distance off the back of your patio, there…

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ozzroo
May 11, 2009 10:14 am
Nicci
Nicci
11 May 2009

Our plans

Our plans

Congrats, The house plan is lovely. Nice and big. Look forward to the progress Nicci

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Nicci
May 11, 2009 10:51 am
summergrace
summergrace
11 May 2009

GT's Home Journey - Advertising commenced!

GT's Home Journey - Advertising commenced!

Hi summergrace, I don't hink you can change the post title any more, as it is over 240mins old (I think that's the…

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summergrace
May 11, 2009 12:19 pm
littlechook
littlechook
11 May 2009

Do you regret not getting the higher ceilings say 9 foot ?

Do you regret not getting the higher ceilings say 9 foot ?
1, 2

We did the 8"6" and I deeply regret it, wish we'd done the 9" but the day we had to confirm we wanted the higher celings we had already added $60 000 worth I said enough…

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littlechook
May 11, 2009 3:21 pm
Nicci
Nicci
11 May 2009

What do you think - The Left over bricks..

What do you think - The Left over bricks..
WA

Thanks everyone for replys.. Ive spoken to few friends/family who are building too and they all get to keep their leftover bricks so i didnt know what to think. I wish i…

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Nicci
May 11, 2009 4:27 pm
tkapadia
tkapadia
11 May 2009

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC

Urbayne have been great to me...from a pricing perspective they are probably slightly more expensive (I did not get a price from Bouique so cannot comment onj a direct…

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tkapadia
May 11, 2009 5:09 pm
simpson
simpson
11 May 2009

STUDY with BIR or without BIR

STUDY with BIR or without BIR
1, 2

Great solution :: I would make one extra change though. By doing this, you get a whole wall for the bedhead in bedroom 4. Just seems to allow…

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simpson
May 11, 2009 10:17 pm
hermyleen
hermyleen
12 May 2009

Practical Completion and Final Walk through whats the diff?

Practical Completion and Final Walk through whats the diff?

hadn't even thought about the COO, would the bank need this before they release the funds for the final payment? so I need to get the COO before or at settlement? is it…

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hermyleen
May 12, 2009 10:34 am
hermyleen
Cleishy
Cleishy
12 May 2009

Builder recommendations - Melbourne

Builder recommendations - Melbourne
VIC

Imac, I am building with Riviera Homes and they will look at custom designs, I am building in Doreen. I work in Real Estate and also sell their homes. They do Fixed Price,…

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Cleishy
May 12, 2009 11:14 am
Cleishy
clath
clath
12 May 2009

Now I feel like we are getting somewhere!!!!

Now I feel like we are getting somewhere!!!!
VIC

Are you having any feature walls? it seems like a lot of white inside. Whenever I think of white walls I am like this --->…

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clath
May 12, 2009 1:47 pm
clath
Hels
Hels
12 May 2009

whose thread

whose thread
VIC

I knew who you meant straight away, as I was blown away with the beautiful bedrooms decor and I love the built-in entertainment unit in the family room. Certainly a house…

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Hels
May 12, 2009 1:59 pm
Hels
hills_builder
hills_builder
12 May 2009

House Design with Ensuites in all Bedrooms

House Design with Ensuites in all Bedrooms
NSW

Not too sure if Sydney has Porter Davis - but they definately have homes with ensuites (I think they have a few different…

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hills_builder
May 12, 2009 3:19 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
12 May 2009

Tiles question?

Tiles question?

Ill see if i can find a pic of someone standing in the hallway so you can a shot of the main floor tiles next to the bathroom floor tiles. :D

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mellybuilding
May 12, 2009 5:40 pm
mellybuilding
Louise4499
Louise4499
12 May 2009

Adenbrook (Qld) has changed their range.

Adenbrook (Qld) has changed their range.
QLD

Another Adenbrook fan here. We have built two houses with them - our first (a Riviera 34) was back when they were starting out (we were…

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Louise4499
May 12, 2009 6:39 pm
bnik
bnik
12 May 2009

External drainage issue

External drainage issue

Hi everyone. Along with our mortar issue, we're also having some plumbing/dainage issues with our builder. Again, I was hopeful for some feedback/advice if…

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bnik
May 12, 2009 8:54 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
12 May 2009

Build time of 324 days in the contract? sounds REASONABLE???

Build time of 324 days in the contract? sounds REASONABLE???
1, 2

The build time guarantee's are generally only if you make no modifications to the plans and an M class slab is needed. PD do a 20 week one but…

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TimmyDunlop
May 12, 2009 9:34 pm


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