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kyton
kyton
24 April 2009

Maylands Manor is back!

Maylands Manor is back!
SA

Welcome back. I was wondering how your family was going. Congratulations on both Luke and your home.

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kyton
Apr 24, 2009 11:02 am
kyton
slegger10
slegger10
24 April 2009

Steps before signing contract with the builder

Steps before signing contract with the builder
VIC

No wonderland not paying $30k of penalties. My original contract was $210k but i took off $30k at colour selection for the P.C. items so my final costings were $180k, but…

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slegger10
Apr 24, 2009 12:20 pm
wonderland
wonderland
24 April 2009

Setback Query

Setback Query

Sorry if this is abit off topic, but were you going for a house and land package at marriott waters? Did you get undervalued? If so, can I ask by how much? The siting of…

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wonderland
Apr 24, 2009 12:42 pm
wonderland
sparkle
sparkle
24 April 2009

Soil Test

Soil Test
VIC

Thanks for your advice, 3 weeks gosh! I have sent an email and no reply, I am geting really stressed as i cant afford the site costs to be over $10000 which we…

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sparkle
Apr 24, 2009 2:18 pm
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mw017
Apr 24, 2009 3:10 pm
KT+2
KT+2
24 April 2009

Building a new home with AV Jennings

Building a new home with AV Jennings
VIC

Yeah, the customer service!!! I emailed them twice asking for some information (because the info on their website is missing), 2 months ago! I am still waiting for a reply...... :roll:

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KT+2
Apr 24, 2009 3:11 pm
Southies
Southies
24 April 2009

dark brick, what render colour should we use? please HELP!

dark brick, what render colour should we use? please HELP!

Hope this helps ! Our bricks are Boral blackheath : Moroka finish (render)…

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Southies
Apr 24, 2009 5:38 pm
Southies
brittany
brittany
24 April 2009

Retaining wall issue

Retaining wall issue

We made the same assumption and have the same problem. Ours is harder though because at the rear of the property and hard to access.

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brittany
Apr 24, 2009 5:54 pm
brittany
CiNnY
CiNnY
24 April 2009

How difficult to change a CSC?

How difficult to change a CSC?
1, 2

Just a tip when sending email to your SS or CSC, whenever I send a email I select the delivery…

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CiNnY
Apr 24, 2009 6:00 pm
bel
bel
24 April 2009

House Plans: How long should they take???

House Plans: How long should they take???

Hi Pix, Thank god - it's better than nothing!!! Can you enlarge the plans at your local library/newsagency to work off over the weekend. Bel

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bel
Apr 24, 2009 6:35 pm
bel
kexkez
kexkez
24 April 2009

Anyone heard of this rebate?

Anyone heard of this rebate?

all very well in the ES. I guess this is an example of where frame houses are good. We started negotiated to build as soon as our land offer was accepted and before…

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kexkez
Apr 24, 2009 7:59 pm
kexkez
andy_min
andy_min
24 April 2009

How long to get your land contract?

How long to get your land contract?

Solicitor finally recieved my land contract today only took 20 days!!!! :: :: :: Seems it kept getting "lost in the mail" ::frown:: Now my 21 days to exchange is ticking, might go…

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andy_min
Apr 24, 2009 11:13 pm
andy_min
bigred
bigred
25 April 2009

Eaves, whats the advantages & disadvantage of them?

Eaves, whats the advantages & disadvantage of them?

It's nice to be recognised for my brilliance every now and then. :-)

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bigred
Apr 25, 2009 1:04 am
bigred
bigred
bigred
25 April 2009

Latest floor plans - Mk3

Latest floor plans - Mk3

I'm not sure how it…

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bigred
Apr 25, 2009 12:23 pm
bigred
loretta
loretta
25 April 2009

quantity surveyor??

quantity surveyor??
NSW

Hi Mike There is another post similar to this in the owner builder forum. We are in the same position eg. designed a house and want a true cost. QS's do not come cheap.…

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loretta
Apr 25, 2009 2:13 pm
loretta
gettingThere
gettingThere
25 April 2009

Why is it so difficult to find a plumber for new houses? :S

Why is it so difficult to find a plumber for new houses? :S

Have found two plumbers now, both were recommended by family members. Would still like to get a few more quotes but never realised how difficult this would be :S

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gettingThere
Apr 25, 2009 5:57 pm
themax
themax
25 April 2009

Change colour of Gliderol Sectional Overhead Garage Door?

Change colour of Gliderol Sectional Overhead Garage Door?
SA

We had this problem and ended up changing the render colour to Paperbark so the garage would match. We wanted the seamless colour look by having them both the same colour.…

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themax
Apr 25, 2009 7:37 pm
themax
malik
malik
25 April 2009

M3tricon Santorini Plantation

M3tricon Santorini Plantation
VIC

Hi fellow santorini builders, I have just started a new thread "need help with facade" and would really appreciate your input. malik

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malik
Apr 25, 2009 9:51 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
25 April 2009

HELP...Leaking ceiling!!!

HELP...Leaking ceiling!!!

normal practise maybe but i would want it replaced as mould will come give it 3 mths

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bingoshelley
Apr 25, 2009 10:43 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
26 April 2009

BUILDING update

BUILDING update
SA
1 ... 30, 31, 32

thanks Gettingthere I had to laugh reading back over our journey. Yes it is possible to look back and laugh even if the trip is a bit fraught. We had water leaking in…

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DeeElle
Apr 26, 2009 2:08 pm
DeeElle
Wanna
Wanna
26 April 2009

Shocker before the tender appointment

Shocker before the tender appointment
1, 2

We're having discussions with PD regarding concrete in the alfresco right now too. Our slab has been poured but without a slab in the alfresco area. We assumed that this…

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Wanna
Apr 26, 2009 4:16 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
26 April 2009

Extending Water Mains

Extending Water Mains

We got half of a subdivided block and we need to either get a water pipe running across our neighbor's property or get an extension of the water mains. At this point it…

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virgin-builder
Apr 26, 2009 6:14 pm
virgin-builder
kek
kek
26 April 2009

Tender Deposit

Tender Deposit
VIC

We didn't pay anything at tender, thanks to a problem with funds being temporarily tied up because of a technical hitch at the time. It was no big deal to PD, who gave us…

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kek
Apr 26, 2009 8:56 pm
kek
lgale
lgale
27 April 2009

Building in WA?? Why no frame

Building in WA?? Why no frame
WA

A good list (although perhaps slightly biased being from a brick manufacturer): http://www.australbrick.com.au/vic/why_ ... _brick.php

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lgale
Apr 27, 2009 12:10 am
ani
ani
27 April 2009

Light bricks and a light roof???

Light bricks and a light roof???
1, 2

ooh, I like it! I also really like that elevation of your house is very similar to mine! Garage, rendered wall and windows! Now if you could just paint the render green…

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ani
Apr 27, 2009 10:03 am
ani
raeking
raeking
27 April 2009

Building an Urbanedge Larne 002 - almost finished pics

Building an Urbanedge Larne 002 - almost finished pics
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Raeking, Yes we love the facade and love the way it turned out with our colours. We would have liked the render on the feature…

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raeking
Apr 27, 2009 10:42 am
JJ305
JJ305
27 April 2009

Before you bought your land...

Before you bought your land...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Its not the end of the world is you get a block with a bit of fall. Larger builders still may build on it. Our block is 816sqm (32.75 X 26.72) with roughly 1.4m fall. The…

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JJ305
Apr 27, 2009 11:14 am
willow04
willow04
27 April 2009

Contract appointment with PD

Contract appointment with PD
VIC

PD will try and get you to sign the contact on the date however you dont have to. You have every right to take it away to have a read over it to make sure you are happy…

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willow04
Apr 27, 2009 12:46 pm
Hellman109
Hellman109
27 April 2009

what kind of garage door

what kind of garage door

You havent seen a display home of it? Luan is the type of veneer as per above, and its weather proof by the naming... Perhaps you pick the actual style in your colour selection?

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Hellman109
Apr 27, 2009 2:57 pm
kexkez
kexkez
27 April 2009

Last month before handover

Last month before handover

the other thing to consider what if there are supplier problems who will deal with those? if you need to change some color choice? to be honest…

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kexkez
Apr 27, 2009 3:40 pm
kexkez

Thanks everyone for the great feedback. I had listed you all individually, but was called away for other duties and the web site timed out. Anyway to cut what was my…

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mallouby1
Apr 27, 2009 9:48 pm
Annietom
Annietom
27 April 2009

Opinion about builder

Opinion about builder

we are about to start building... we went with a customised plan so it won't be on their website, but have a chat to them, see if they can compete with your short list of…

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Annietom
Apr 27, 2009 10:41 pm
Annietom
Macy
Macy
27 April 2009

Feedback on house plan...please

Feedback on house plan...please

A bigger portico should give the door more protection from the rain too.

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Macy
Apr 27, 2009 11:48 pm
jackieclegg
jackieclegg
28 April 2009

Flashy Entrance Door

Flashy Entrance Door
1, 2, 3

I have seen some beautiful pivot entrance doors that were made by ICE Door Systems, Beenleigh, Brisbane. They are very competitive and offer technical support if you have…

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jackieclegg
Apr 28, 2009 7:59 am
wonderland
wonderland
28 April 2009

Hidden costs to building a home

Hidden costs to building a home
NSW
1, 2

Yea it's funny how they give you a promo with stuff that should and normally is standard :lol: . I think all builders do that, makes you think that you're getting a good deal.…

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wonderland
Apr 28, 2009 10:30 am
wonderland
homemaker
homemaker
28 April 2009

Pre-lodgement meeting with council

Pre-lodgement meeting with council

bump! our meeting is today if anyone has any helpful info please lmk! :D

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homemaker
Apr 28, 2009 12:09 pm
Grace16
Grace16
28 April 2009

Looking for a design - Double story

Looking for a design - Double story
VIC

Ambassador or Ambassador 483 by H3nley?? They give you the option of having either 3 or 4 bedrooms upstairs. Not sure about about the potential for an upstairs balcony to…

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Grace16
Apr 28, 2009 2:11 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
28 April 2009

Soil Removal - Costing?

Soil Removal - Costing?

I had 9 truck loads removed as well as 28 retaining wall post holes dug by an excavator for $1600. Dumping dirt was free as they are building a road nearby (as long as…

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Mel&Em
Apr 28, 2009 5:46 pm
Mel&Em
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 April 2009

Timber frame observations

Timber frame observations
VIC

Must be good not worrying about bows or twists in them. We have three frame and truss plants near us, none use them which is strange.

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Dukekamaya
Apr 28, 2009 7:23 pm
Dukekamaya
nothandy
nothandy
28 April 2009

Costs to knock down and rebuild

Costs to knock down and rebuild
NSW

Hi all, We have a small 3 bedroom cottage style property in Newcastle. We really enjoy the area and are currently at completely renovating which in essence would mean…

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nothandy
Apr 28, 2009 7:24 pm
majikalmushroom
majikalmushroom
28 April 2009

Boral Windsor OR Jarrah ?

Boral Windsor OR Jarrah ?

Hey there D2B. We used the Jarrah with the Off-White mortar. We liked it best out of the Cat 1 bricks. It looked a bit funny in the showroom but it's come up SO well!! I'm…

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majikalmushroom
Apr 28, 2009 8:11 pm
majikalmushroom
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
28 April 2009

Frustrated with H3nley

Frustrated with H3nley
VIC

Good on ya Lam. If that happened to me I'd walk as well.

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ElephantGuy
Apr 28, 2009 8:24 pm
Casa2
Casa2
28 April 2009

Stressed over Wind & Soil Report

Stressed over Wind & Soil Report

An N2 wind rating is pretty well middle of the road, no problems there. (Just about everyone will be an N1 (mild), N2 or N3 (stronger) rating.) A P classification with a…

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Casa2
Apr 28, 2009 9:06 pm
Annietom
Annietom
28 April 2009

Decision stage to go with builder

Decision stage to go with builder
VIC

hey there, my experience was pretty much the same as Virgin's. BUT, you should haggle, if they want your purchase, tell them what you want before you will sign. I bet…

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Annietom
Apr 28, 2009 10:32 pm
Annietom
tanaka1
tanaka1
28 April 2009

Land sales contract, should we take solicitors advice?

Land sales contract, should we take solicitors advice?
VIC

Hi Janet, Im Danielle. You are my neighbour. We are lot 504. It's so nice to meet you. Our house is up to lock up as of tomorrow. Our…

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tanaka1
Apr 28, 2009 10:42 pm
donuts
donuts
28 April 2009

ceiling height

ceiling height
1, 2

I agree that 2.4m ceilings are absolutely fine!!! We upgraded to 3m (10ft) ceilings throughout, as most of our previous houses had been period ones with similar heights…

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donuts
Apr 28, 2009 11:06 pm
donuts


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