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erinleigh
erinleigh
8 April 2009

Colour help please :)

Colour help please :)
VIC

Those colors look like great selections! Very similar to what we have chosen. :wink: I'm loving your inspiration, I love that house as well, the garage door in the jarrah…

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erinleigh
Apr 08, 2009 1:18 pm
erinleigh
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
8 April 2009

Slope/fall on land... any advice?

Slope/fall on land... any advice?
VIC

To update.... he's had a look for me around the estates, and found three so far... but they're all corner blocks! So I guess a corner block it'll have to be (damn, that…

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webbiegareth
Apr 08, 2009 1:59 pm
Hels
Hels
8 April 2009

Land Offer/Acceptance Question

Land Offer/Acceptance Question
VIC

There are 6 different levels of slabs - A Class: basically perfect and very rare. S Class for 'Slightly Reactive' or…

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Hels
Apr 08, 2009 2:37 pm
Hels
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
8 April 2009

HAGGLING - Did you do it ?

HAGGLING - Did you do it ?

Land at The Ponds .. $0 possible!!

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bluemetal77
Apr 08, 2009 2:47 pm
bluemetal77
burnettcastle
burnettcastle
8 April 2009

The Surveyors been!!!!

The Surveyors been!!!!

You are going through exactly the same stage as us -we building in Cleveland in Brisbane (Redland City ). Our set back is 5.5m and i was really suprised as all our…

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burnettcastle
Apr 08, 2009 4:19 pm
behw
behw
8 April 2009

Many problems with Clarendon

Many problems with Clarendon
1, 2

Jacq, People working on the Metricon display home called our house a light hosue. So you won't miss it. Initially we picked walnut as the roof colour but was told that we…

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behw
Apr 08, 2009 5:09 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
8 April 2009

Submitting 2 Planning Permits?

Submitting 2 Planning Permits?
VIC

Hi All, Does anyone know if you can submit 2 planning permits for 2 different houses at the same time (Happy to pay the double submission fee)? We are currrently…

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Aimeh
Apr 08, 2009 9:36 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
8 April 2009

Who is still building with Wincrest?

Who is still building with Wincrest?
NSW
1, 2

It would be worth contacting Wisdom again as I think they might have expanded their build areas... Knockitdown was told that they would not build in Hornsby back in…

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Jochicho
Apr 08, 2009 10:25 pm
mohit
mohit
9 April 2009

Construction Delays - Rain Days

Construction Delays - Rain Days
NSW

But the completion date is…

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mohit
Apr 09, 2009 8:11 am
MKR
MKR
9 April 2009

Would you Settle?!?!?!

Would you Settle?!?!?!

Thanks for your replies Purple Patch and Ed. We have thought over this quite a bit, and the deciding factor for us was the…

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MKR
Apr 09, 2009 12:33 pm
MKR
georgia
georgia
9 April 2009

Building a new home in S.A

Building a new home in S.A
SA

We are building with Hickinbotham, but to be fair to Hickies its the contractors that have messed up and Hickies are trying to sort it all out for us.

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georgia
Apr 09, 2009 3:56 pm
burnettcastle
burnettcastle
9 April 2009

Question on piers

Question on piers

We will have a lot of piers due to a 'p' class of our block :( Should I also get a inspector just to check the piers before the slab is poured? I am worry not as they…

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burnettcastle
Apr 09, 2009 4:38 pm
Southies
Southies
9 April 2009

Does your builder leave your door open during fixing stage?

Does your builder leave your door open during fixing stage?

But how does the builder know the house has been left unlocked, short if checking it each day ? :?

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Southies
Apr 09, 2009 9:53 pm
Southies
Lily
Lily
10 April 2009

Changes in architectural plans .. needed or not?

Changes in architectural plans .. needed or not?

Hi I think you should definatley ask about the changes and insist they give you a quote. Our sales agent made a big deal about not being able to make structual changes but…

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Lily
Apr 10, 2009 3:10 am
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jolie
Apr 10, 2009 8:21 am
yvette72
yvette72
10 April 2009

How long does it take to get a deposit bond?

How long does it take to get a deposit bond?

last time I used them it was 24 hours with st george

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yvette72
Apr 10, 2009 2:07 pm
FireFox
FireFox
10 April 2009

Builder to lock-up only

Builder to lock-up only
1, 2

You need to have your own hard earned cash, or equity in property to be able to OB, that is my understanding…

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FireFox
Apr 10, 2009 2:55 pm
FireFox
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
10 April 2009

Watering the pad

Watering the pad

Thanks for both your replies. I will have a chat to my contractor.

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Mtuba2
Apr 10, 2009 4:49 pm
Mtuba2
brittany
brittany
10 April 2009

M3tricon Vs Private Builder

M3tricon Vs Private Builder
VIC

We originally went down the path of paying for a custom builder to do plans but went away from that idea in the end. It was a lot more expensive at a base price before we…

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brittany
Apr 10, 2009 5:14 pm
brittany
popcorn-chicken
popcorn-chicken
10 April 2009

Building a PD Hayman (External Colours Added)

Building a PD Hayman (External Colours Added)
VIC
1, 2, 3

The problem is that equivalent sized houses and land are selling between $320k-$350k with a driveway, blinds, land scaping etc. wow!! in Rose…

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popcorn-chicken
Apr 10, 2009 8:57 pm
iTalk
iTalk
10 April 2009

Building The Bardot 29 ... On Hold ..

Building The Bardot 29 ... On Hold ..
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

ITalk, I would suggest that you see if you can talk to some of his customers who he is building for…

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iTalk
Apr 10, 2009 9:15 pm
iTalk
Jadet
Jadet
11 April 2009

402 Construction

402 Construction
VIC

Hi! Thanks for your replies, everyone. If I'm not mistaken they only build in Doreen area. About 40 or 50 houses are built by them in Laurimar. At least that's what we…

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Jadet
Apr 11, 2009 7:06 am
chuth77
chuth77
11 April 2009

How do you define "commencement of building works"?

How do you define "commencement of building works"?

It's generally the day the site scrape(earthworks) is started...

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chuth77
Apr 11, 2009 7:25 am
kexkez
kexkez
11 April 2009

Our home in Forrestdale, WA

Our home in Forrestdale, WA
WA

It looks horrible when the electrician comes through and cuts up the brick walls doesn't it. I was quite horrified as it felt like he'd vandalised the place. It still…

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kexkez
Apr 11, 2009 8:30 am
kexkez
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
11 April 2009

Land Registration

Land Registration

It depends on what stage the land developer is at - the usual process is (based on our experience with Blacktown Council and Medallist): Developer submits DA to council…

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stonecutter1309
Apr 11, 2009 9:13 am
stonecutter1309
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iTalk
Apr 11, 2009 9:39 am
iTalk
serge44
serge44
11 April 2009

Zero Lot Lines???? Help

Zero Lot Lines???? Help
1, 2

If it's ON the boundary, as the post suggests, then there's no reason not to paint it. I see that done all the time in older suburbs. It's always a…

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serge44
Apr 11, 2009 11:21 am
serge44
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
11 April 2009

Water point in Pantry... is this what it is?

Water point in Pantry... is this what it is?

Just turn your water off at the meter (stop cock) then connect your fridge to it (hose usually supplied) - easy peasy Japanesy ::

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JohnAndTarin
Apr 11, 2009 2:46 pm
JohnAndTarin
Beebie
Beebie
11 April 2009

The Featherbrook Thread

The Featherbrook Thread
VIC

I just throught I'd start a thread for people building in Featherbrook at Point Cook. Hopefully we can keep each other up to date with info about title release, site…

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Beebie
Apr 11, 2009 3:22 pm
Beebie
PnSdreams
PnSdreams
11 April 2009

Anyone bought land from Wyndham Waters Stage56?There's fill!

Anyone bought land from Wyndham Waters Stage56?There's fill!
VIC

Hi All, I have just been told the bad news regarding our P class site. Geez, it's another $9k! ::sad:: Apparently there's too much fill on our land. The 3 holes which they…

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PnSdreams
Apr 11, 2009 3:50 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
11 April 2009

The order of things at Handover/Completion

The order of things at Handover/Completion

We're kinda lucky with most of that: 1. Fencing is being done by our estate developers. We just have to give them 8 weeks notice of intention to occupy, and they'll put…

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Djelibeybi
Apr 11, 2009 6:27 pm
brittany
brittany
12 April 2009

my floorplan in desperate need of feedback/suggestions!

my floorplan in desperate need of feedback/suggestions!
VIC
1, 2

I work from home and in our new house my study will be upstairs. It's big and spacious and miles away from where I will be with my laptop at the kitchen table. I am…

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brittany
Apr 12, 2009 8:09 am
brittany
CarlousMoochous
CarlousMoochous
12 April 2009

New house floor plans - comments please.

New house floor plans - comments please.
SA

You must have a nice wide block.. Wish we had the option to build wide, but finding a block in the melbourne suburbs that wide (within budget) is pretty hard. I like the…

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CarlousMoochous
Apr 12, 2009 9:18 am
CarlousMoochous
Steveo
Steveo
12 April 2009

Taking own plans to tender, any tips?

Taking own plans to tender, any tips?
VIC

Thanks Casa2, Yup I am keeping in touch with the builders frequently, and hoping that being "straight up" will make them more inclined to recipricate. Specifications…

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Steveo
Apr 12, 2009 9:47 am
Steveo
beejay
beejay
12 April 2009

Expensive house inspectors VS Cheaper inspectors

Expensive house inspectors VS Cheaper inspectors
VIC

hey Beejay, thanks for the rates of kevins. Are they based on a single story house or double story house? and what do u reckon of…

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beejay
Apr 12, 2009 10:26 am
beejay
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
12 April 2009

Ugly brick expansion joints

Ugly brick expansion joints

Casa, thanks for the suggestions. There the answers I was looking for. The down pipe idea is a good one. Couldn't find the em rating on their website but I will give…

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ElephantGuy
Apr 12, 2009 10:35 am
kyton
kyton
12 April 2009

Portico and Front of House Advice

Portico and Front of House Advice

It looks good but would be better to have either the centre peaked bit lifted up to the same height or alternatively lower the flat "skillion" sides to be all the same…

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kyton
Apr 12, 2009 3:34 pm
kyton
leebee1
leebee1
12 April 2009

wyndham waters site cost!

wyndham waters site cost!
VIC

We went out to see the builder yesterday - he was saying they are ready to go once we have the approval from the bank (and the title obviously). He was saying that the…

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leebee1
Apr 12, 2009 4:22 pm
_kelly_
_kelly_
12 April 2009

Builder delays and substandard work query

Builder delays and substandard work query

a friend of mine just went through a similar fiasco. basically they witheld progress payments...funnily enough the builder very quickly got his rear in to gear and…

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_kelly_
Apr 12, 2009 5:34 pm
_kelly_
T&V
T&V
13 April 2009

has anyone used austral urban one brick (pepper)

has anyone used austral urban one brick (pepper)

Hi 1stimer, i've just built with austral bricks but not with pepper - can't find it on my chart - what size is it & r u still looking or have u decided? u can see the…

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T&V
Apr 13, 2009 2:15 am
champ_123
champ_123
13 April 2009

New To The Forum - Building With Frenken Homes

New To The Forum - Building With Frenken Homes
VIC

Hi slingerman, I'm unique and not any other 123 :lol: To be frank, I signed…

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champ_123
Apr 13, 2009 5:16 am
esm
esm
13 April 2009

Building with Masterton Homes - How long does it take?

Building with Masterton Homes - How long does it take?
NSW

hi, i know this is an old thread.. we are building under the hornsby council and 50% with Masterton (still undecided), so I'd be happy to hear what you think and your…

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esm
Apr 13, 2009 6:17 am
CoNNiE
CoNNiE
13 April 2009

Floor Plans - any suggestions?

Floor Plans - any suggestions?
1, 2

Ok all... I have taken on all the feedback, and made some adjustments. The front lounge is now a bit bigger - I have just made the hallway smaller! I am not sold on the…

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CoNNiE
Apr 13, 2009 10:22 am
sooty
sooty
13 April 2009

Built in or Walk in Robles ?????

Built in or Walk in Robles ?????
1, 2

Sooty Yes, they look big are they solid or do you think a bit thin? They also look high, what hight are they and is your cieling 2.4m (8 foot)…

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sooty
Apr 13, 2009 12:43 pm
King willy
King willy
13 April 2009

What about your back door??

What about your back door??

I love you folks, that a team. Getting plenty of good suggestions form all. Over head cupboards, now whey did n't I think of that? Thanks I like it. There may be a little…

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King willy
Apr 13, 2009 2:42 pm
King willy
bailey_boy
bailey_boy
13 April 2009

CANBERRA - Franklin - GOLDRuby Photos uploaded more photos.

CANBERRA - Franklin - GOLDRuby Photos uploaded more photos.
ACT

bobs007 Thanks mate for taking the time to answer my questions and for your helpful advice. Glad everything turned out well for you. Got more of an idea of where im…

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bailey_boy
Apr 13, 2009 3:03 pm
DarylC
DarylC
13 April 2009

1 kW PV Solar Power system - fully installed for $749

1 kW PV Solar Power system - fully installed for $749
1, 2

Lol - you keep calling me a salesperson - I am actually an IT geek...I won't take offence to the salesperson comment thoough - I have worked in news and media and am not a…

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DarylC
Apr 13, 2009 3:28 pm
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reneegogh
Apr 13, 2009 4:33 pm
King willy
King willy
13 April 2009

What termite protection do i need & can i do it myself?

What termite protection do i need & can i do it myself?
ACT

Hi folks Ive had a play with DIY termitte treatments. I think you will find you will not get a warrenty if you DIY. You may have problems getting the product also, as…

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King willy
Apr 13, 2009 4:50 pm
King willy


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