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chriskq
chriskq
29 April 2009

building a inner city terrace - advice please

building a inner city terrace - advice please
NSW

thankyou kyton and i will have to learn to be more patient... its not my fault im a developer and expect alot of stuff to happen instantly *jokes* hopefully might have…

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chriskq
Apr 29, 2009 3:43 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
29 April 2009

M3tricon Site Vistit - FINAL TIPS?

M3tricon Site Vistit - FINAL TIPS?
VIC

Site visit went well. Our site is almost dead flat so will only require a site scrape. HOWEVER a nearby M house that was recently built has a H class slab...any idea of…

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Aimeh
Apr 29, 2009 7:00 pm
mrs kiwi
mrs kiwi
29 April 2009

Anyone building along Victoria's Surfcoast?

Anyone building along Victoria's Surfcoast?
VIC

We are in Torquay, have bought land, any reccs on builders? I am also concerned about these waffle slabs, any thoughts?

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mrs kiwi
Apr 29, 2009 7:32 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
29 April 2009

Render Plans

Render Plans

I don't believe that light bricks will be easier to cover as the render should be applied at a certain thickness anyway therefore the colour of the brick underneath should…

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CiNnY
Apr 29, 2009 8:32 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
29 April 2009

Brick Color

Brick Color

cygrace, Don't trust photos, esp on the web or on the computer. Use display walls to decide on a short-list. Then get some addresses from the brick manufacturer, and go…

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ChrisL
Apr 29, 2009 8:34 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
29 April 2009

Mongtomery Home recommendations

Mongtomery Home recommendations
NSW

From what I hear they are a good builder..they have a display home in the estate we live in... on our walk around the estate we have bumped into the salesmana couple of…

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Hanson61
Apr 29, 2009 8:56 pm
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Ari
Apr 29, 2009 9:43 pm
possum2
possum2
29 April 2009

AARON J HOMES

AARON J HOMES
VIC

Hi ICK Glad to hear you have started! weather permitting. I built this house, so I understand the delays. I fell in love with the Boardwalk about a year ago, then they…

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possum2
Apr 29, 2009 11:31 pm
Annelies
Annelies
30 April 2009

Water Tanks Inground or Above Ground in QLD, costs.

Water Tanks Inground or Above Ground in QLD, costs.
QLD

Yesterday we made the next move after the tank manufacturer told us that the tanks will be made today, so no changes possible anymore regarding where the IN and OUTlets…

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Annelies
Apr 30, 2009 7:49 am
Annelies
claego
claego
30 April 2009

Getting Conned by Forced Sustainable Living Additions

Getting Conned by Forced Sustainable Living Additions
1, 2

Yes lisanne, my block is exactly the same as your :D, as i said the back is facing north so the front is facing south, it is ideal to put solar panel, it is ideal to put…

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claego
Apr 30, 2009 9:06 am
joles
joles
30 April 2009

Site Costs

Site Costs
VIC

The fall is roughly about 1.4m and they will be cutting and using the dirt they cut to fill the rest so no dirt will needed to be brought in. The…

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joles
Apr 30, 2009 9:21 am
joles
francesca
francesca
30 April 2009

How much to build the shell of a house? Any ideas?

How much to build the shell of a house? Any ideas?

Thanks, this has helped put it in another context. With my husband being a plumber and having friends in the trades I will explore further

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francesca
Apr 30, 2009 11:50 am
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
30 April 2009

Driveway Help

Driveway Help

Thx for the tips guys i will try these... :D

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lildutchgringo
Apr 30, 2009 12:55 pm
lildutchgringo
JJ305
JJ305
30 April 2009

Is anyone building in Yarra Junction VIC?

Is anyone building in Yarra Junction VIC?
VIC

We have brought a block of land in The outer eastern suburbs aswell and are in the process of getting our contract organised. Where about is your land? What obstacles have…

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JJ305
Apr 30, 2009 1:17 pm
JJ305
JJ305
30 April 2009

Building in Fire Zone areas with new regulations

Building in Fire Zone areas with new regulations
VIC

The fire regulations are all determined by actaully where the block is located not the suburb. I have a family member who built their house in the area and all they needed…

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JJ305
Apr 30, 2009 1:20 pm
Jess09
Jess09
30 April 2009

Question about the settlement process ??

Question about the settlement process ??

Thanks Ozzroo... We have paid the developer and conveyancer .. but nothing regarding the stamp duty. Thanks for the…

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Jess09
Apr 30, 2009 1:33 pm
Jess09
Vkumar
Vkumar
30 April 2009

Henley facades

Henley facades
VIC

Which facade are you going with? I have chosen twiggy as my render colour for the front. This was from one of Henley's model Houses in Narre-warren.

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Vkumar
Apr 30, 2009 2:31 pm
mishti
mishti
30 April 2009

Pl@ces Homes

Pl@ces Homes
VIC

Thanks all for your reply. Good to hear your friend is happy with them. :D I will go and checkout the Hopetoun interiors this Saturday.

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mishti
Apr 30, 2009 2:52 pm
David Willison
David Willison
30 April 2009

Electrical upgrades??

Electrical upgrades??

Thanks again guys more great ideas, it is true about the down lights being the most expensive, that is except for external spot lights, we are having ours on three…

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David Willison
Apr 30, 2009 4:03 pm
David Willison
David Willison
30 April 2009

Newby

Newby
VIC

Hi KC, I know that the fences are not included in a lot of contracts as the block next door may not be sold yet and that can be hard to make them pay half if you just get…

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David Willison
Apr 30, 2009 4:10 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
30 April 2009

Consolidating Titles

Consolidating Titles

we are placing the house in the middle of the 2 blocks. the original idea was to do as you are both sugesting and leave on block to make more on resale however, when we…

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Aimeh
Apr 30, 2009 4:33 pm
d3p
d3p
30 April 2009

Early stage for building house * i need advice *

Early stage for building house * i need advice *
VIC

thanks Daniel yeah, i contacted the builder's SS, seems he's happy to arrange the removal :z: Yay :) thanks for the advice guys i see.... 2 of $1500 for the deposit okay, do…

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d3p
Apr 30, 2009 7:50 pm
cococrunch
cococrunch
30 April 2009

automated garage door

automated garage door

Hi, i checked with ross doors...and they are charging bout 500 dollars. cheaper than the builder.

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cococrunch
Apr 30, 2009 9:03 pm
achk
achk
30 April 2009

Simonds Solarbank offer ??

Simonds Solarbank offer ??

thanks for your detailed reply....it really helps... I reckon you are right, even I feel Simonds and Solarbank are related in someway, bcos one of the sales staff at…

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achk
Apr 30, 2009 9:28 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
1 May 2009

What can we expect from Porter Davis?

What can we expect from Porter Davis?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Here's my two bobs worth....we are building Lifestyle Cremorne 41....... - our sales guy at Mernda has been the best person by far that we…

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gettingThere
May 01, 2009 9:56 am
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
1 May 2009

independent inspectors

independent inspectors
VIC

As above, A search will give you an abundance of results about inspections / when to do it / who to do it / why you should do it etc.

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TimmyDunlop
May 01, 2009 10:31 am
vid
vid
1 May 2009

85mm v 100mm Slabs, how Important ?

85mm v 100mm Slabs, how Important ?

Sorry, it is possible that your land may have been back filled. Meaning that the soil there now is not natural ground. Meaning it is not as hard as…

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vid
May 01, 2009 10:53 am
vid
laura2009
laura2009
1 May 2009

Newbie here! Knock down and build or go up?

Newbie here! Knock down and build or go up?
NSW

We are going a long way about it but we are buying another house to demolish and build on and selling our current house. It would actually cost us more to renovate this…

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laura2009
May 01, 2009 11:39 am
blackbird
blackbird
1 May 2009

HIA Contract with CH

HIA Contract with CH
VIC

Is your builder cheviot Homes

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blackbird
May 01, 2009 1:42 pm
woodsey
woodsey
1 May 2009

Three months maintenance

Three months maintenance
1, 2, 3

Hi guys... So we finally had the 3 mm check. The maint. supersior (I will refer him as MS) was such a pleasure to deal with. So much different than…

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woodsey
May 01, 2009 2:01 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
1 May 2009

How much credit is reasonable to expect for 1 square?

How much credit is reasonable to expect for 1 square?

So that is $900 for 0.7squares ? That is really not much of a credit. If that is squares then you are getting very little back for 6.44sqm of reduced size, especially if…

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ozzroo
May 01, 2009 3:19 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
1 May 2009

First Home Builder - Trouble Paying the 5% at contract sign?

First Home Builder - Trouble Paying the 5% at contract sign?

Just incase anyone uses this forum as a future reference - M actually suggested we pay the 5% in the first lot of payments paid with our loan so it was A OKAY :)

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Aimeh
May 01, 2009 4:09 pm
juliedihm
juliedihm
1 May 2009

GJ Gardner

GJ Gardner
NSW

Hi Mark, We are at planning stage with them. I read last night of "heartbroken" who had alot of trouble with them so was keen to see where she lives. I am dealing with one…

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juliedihm
May 01, 2009 5:18 pm
mheloy2
mheloy2
2 May 2009

Tarneit gardens

Tarneit gardens
VIC

Hi, Our land will be settled soon. do you think its wise to do a land survey again to check of the pegs are…

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mheloy2
May 02, 2009 9:50 am
brittany
brittany
2 May 2009

Timing moving out & demolition

Timing moving out & demolition

Oh the joys of building !!! And this is only the beginning. Keep your eyes on the prize - it will be worth it.

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brittany
May 02, 2009 6:34 pm
brittany
Casa2
Casa2
2 May 2009

How much does it cost to build a new home?

How much does it cost to build a new home?

Yes, I posed this question over two years ago. I'm learnt a lot since then.

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Casa2
May 02, 2009 10:24 pm
btherl
btherl
3 May 2009

been told to wait till after the contract

been told to wait till after the contract
VIC

Thanks for discussing this, it's interesting to us! We are signing the contract first before colour and electrical appointments, for the FHOG. Our reason though is that…

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btherl
May 03, 2009 2:10 am
btherl
lisanne
lisanne
3 May 2009

Practical Completion with Wincrest???? Urgent help please

Practical Completion with Wincrest???? Urgent help please
NSW

Do not make that final payment until you get your keys!!! Quite a few people have done final payment and got their keys with an agreed list of outstanding items that need…

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lisanne
May 03, 2009 9:54 am
C&D
C&D
3 May 2009

Our duplex has started...

Our duplex has started...

Our footings are all in now, not without drama of course, the concrete plant 'forgot' the last load of concrete. My husband was not impressed, especially as it was our…

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C&D
May 03, 2009 12:00 pm
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superbadz1
May 03, 2009 2:23 pm
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
3 May 2009

A question Blogs and builders.

A question Blogs and builders.

I stumbled across this site when I was looking for opinions about the builder I was thinking of using. I found one blog really helpful and it helped me make up my mind to…

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mrsnrub
May 03, 2009 6:06 pm
mishti
mishti
3 May 2009

Anyone aware of this?

Anyone aware of this?
1, 2

I spoke to my SC today and they are cutting length around 600mm. This will make our meals area really small. We decided to get our deposit back and they are happy to do so.

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mishti
May 03, 2009 7:16 pm
HomeImprovement
HomeImprovement
3 May 2009

Is this correct about downlights???

Is this correct about downlights???

Hi All, We just went for our electrical appointment (building with M in Melb) and when we asked that we just wanted standard batten points for…

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HomeImprovement
May 03, 2009 8:29 pm
HomeImprovement
kek
kek
3 May 2009

Am concerned our living areas will be too dark.

Am concerned our living areas will be too dark.

YES, the house will be a lot brighter and lighter once the plaster goes on. I remember thinking oh no!! It's so dark :( when our bricks were laid.…

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kek
May 03, 2009 9:53 pm
kek
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
3 May 2009

Anyone have pictures of Boral bricks?

Anyone have pictures of Boral bricks?

My blog has photos of the Jarrah with natural mortar

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TimmyDunlop
May 03, 2009 10:09 pm


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