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misscrow
misscrow
12 August 2009

building new house(need comment)

building new house(need comment)
WA

How about the price?You guys think is that reasonable? I dont think that is a resonable price at all sorry, when you say Ellenbrook is…

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misscrow
Aug 12, 2009 1:23 am
zammasaurus
zammasaurus
12 August 2009

Recycled Water Toilet Flushing

Recycled Water Toilet Flushing

We are only just got our contract drawings. Our land is due to title in mid September....

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zammasaurus
Aug 12, 2009 10:23 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
12 August 2009

Concrete Slab- Which tradesman to use

Concrete Slab- Which tradesman to use

no i dont think he is a licenesed concretor based on that info

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 12, 2009 10:31 am
cazoraz
cazoraz
12 August 2009

changes to simonds floor plans-good stories welcome!

changes to simonds floor plans-good stories welcome!
VIC

Thanks so much for the kitchen plans!! I am itching to get my hands on all this stuff when we have changed it, so its great to see the existing plan so I know what…

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cazoraz
Aug 12, 2009 10:37 am
cazoraz
stevep79
stevep79
12 August 2009

Offer Land to Builder

Offer Land to Builder

Hi Guys, Would builders eg Simonds etc be intrested if you offered your land and house to them after they finished building the house for you so…

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stevep79
Aug 12, 2009 11:53 am
stevep79
jcjuice
jcjuice
12 August 2009

anyone knows good fence company in north Melbourne area?

anyone knows good fence company in north Melbourne area?
VIC

any other hints? ? i'm looking for a fencer too.... in Highlands..

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jcjuice
Aug 12, 2009 1:26 pm
Lam
Lam
12 August 2009

Help with your opinions on dramas with our bricks

Help with your opinions on dramas with our bricks
VIC

A co-worker at work build with a smaller builder eastern suburbs of melbourne, he had this problem with the brick work, he pushed it hard with…

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Lam
Aug 12, 2009 2:29 pm
Hels
Hels
12 August 2009

Thoughts on colours???

Thoughts on colours???

Those colours sound pretty stock standard so they should be fine. I really like the timber look garage doors too!

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Hels
Aug 12, 2009 4:03 pm
Hels
danc12
danc12
12 August 2009

Drop Edge Beam

Drop Edge Beam

Our block has a fall west to east of around 1.3 metres consequently we ended up with a DEB design. We also had an engineers design that called for piering down to rock.…

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danc12
Aug 12, 2009 4:12 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
12 August 2009

Negotiating final payment

Negotiating final payment
VIC

I would also get it in writing what needs to be fixed with a time frame and that way you get to move in but also cover yourself for the things to be done.

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brendondanielle
Aug 12, 2009 4:37 pm
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
12 August 2009

will you hand over your last cheque?

will you hand over your last cheque?

Never hand over the final cheque untill the house is finished to your satisfaction. If the builders want to be paid then the faster they finish the work the faster they…

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D200 Doug
Aug 12, 2009 5:32 pm
take2
take2
12 August 2009

Quote - Any tips??

Quote - Any tips??

We have just gone through this process, and it can get confusing. You need to get more than one quote we got quotes from 3 builders all with similar specs 2 came in at…

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take2
Aug 12, 2009 8:26 pm
take2
mohit
mohit
13 August 2009

Occupany Certificate

Occupany Certificate

Thanks Southies...another fee to be paid for IOC...need to plan for a further $200 ::wornout:: mohit

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mohit
Aug 13, 2009 8:28 am
doghouse
doghouse
13 August 2009

Colour Selection Dilemma

Colour Selection Dilemma
VIC
1, 2

I agree, with a dark roof the white mortar will be great. The grey may dull things down or something. Our roof definitely is lighter en masse than the tiny sample - but I…

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doghouse
Aug 13, 2009 11:05 am
doghouse
2pais
2pais
13 August 2009

Hallmark homes topaz design

Hallmark homes topaz design
QLD

would like to hear from anyone who have built or planning on building this home as the builder does not have a display to visit. thanks. any pictures appreciated.

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2pais
Aug 13, 2009 12:47 pm
billdsl
billdsl
13 August 2009

Step down to garage from house

Step down to garage from house

my builder recommended that we remove it, the garage sits next to our retained side and he said it would cause drainage issue's if we had the brickwork lower for the drop…

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billdsl
Aug 13, 2009 1:13 pm
billdsl
Helloween
Helloween
13 August 2009

Dead Space

Dead Space
1, 2

1m.. But I would compromise to half if it's too pricey.

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Helloween
Aug 13, 2009 1:19 pm
Helloween
zaphod
zaphod
13 August 2009

Termites apparently eat concrete

Termites apparently eat concrete

not only will it prevent termites getting in , but us as well ::

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zaphod
Aug 13, 2009 4:01 pm
claego
claego
13 August 2009

Land Settlement to start of construction - timeframes?

Land Settlement to start of construction - timeframes?
VIC

Mine only took 5 days Land settled on 25Sep, and site cut on 30Sep.. ::celeb::

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claego
Aug 13, 2009 9:26 pm
Emmsie
Emmsie
13 August 2009

Help- need to choose a facade!

Help- need to choose a facade!
VIC

Hi, thanks, We did ask H3nl3y but because of the privacy laws they cannot give us the addresses of any built previously. I find that really strange because Boral could…

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Emmsie
Aug 13, 2009 9:58 pm
tc2000
tc2000
13 August 2009

2 people living in a big house

2 people living in a big house
1, 2, 3

All I can say is that my hubby and I are still not used to the fact that so much wood and plaster board is used in a house build. We're quite amazed that other than the…

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tc2000
Aug 13, 2009 10:18 pm
d3p
d3p
13 August 2009

Selkirk Brick - Anyone with Moon Shadow or Blue Rain

Selkirk Brick - Anyone with Moon Shadow or Blue Rain
1, 2

i like that blue rain ! :) my builder only use Boral though, for some reason i feel Boral colours isnt that appealing :( (i want latte colour just like what australbrick have)

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d3p
Aug 13, 2009 10:39 pm
d3p
d3p
13 August 2009

The last straw!!

The last straw!!
1, 2

If i decide to bite the bullet with my current builder the house ends up at around $8900 per sq it came in at 285k complete 32sq (we pretty much…

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d3p
Aug 13, 2009 11:06 pm
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locus
Aug 13, 2009 11:15 pm
locus
jspitz
jspitz
13 August 2009

Our Tribeca 40-painting almost finished

Our Tribeca 40-painting almost finished

Hi MJL, not sure if he's the same guy but equally as nice obviously. Started with J and is ?Greek.

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jspitz
Aug 13, 2009 11:39 pm
Che078
Che078
14 August 2009

Purchasing Land and Building in Botanic Ridge

Purchasing Land and Building in Botanic Ridge
VIC

Have you signed your land contract yet? I'm not building in Botanic Ridge I'm next door in Settlers Run, but I know there is a clause in the contracts about land tax…

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Che078
Aug 14, 2009 8:29 am
cielly
cielly
14 August 2009

A Blog About Wisdom Homes

A Blog About Wisdom Homes
NSW

Hi Murray! Sorrento is beautiful! can't wait to see the progress of your build! :) we, too, are building with Wisdom ::lol:: and our experience with them…

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cielly
Aug 14, 2009 9:41 am
cielly
Steveo
Steveo
15 August 2009

Media distribution - best way

Media distribution - best way

My gut feel is your right Pugs. I have been in the corporate side of this industry for 20 years, however when it comes…

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Steveo
Aug 15, 2009 8:52 am
Steveo
JJ305
JJ305
14 August 2009

NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS/OPINIONS BUILDING A HOUSE!

NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS/OPINIONS BUILDING A HOUSE!
VIC

Not sure if there would be a difference to buying a house/land package, or the land and getting a house built by a builder. Usually the land…

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JJ305
Aug 14, 2009 12:21 pm
Jolene
Jolene
14 August 2009

Building in North Lakes

Building in North Lakes
QLD

HI YA! We're not building with Clarendon either, but did look through the show home in North Lakes at the beginning of the year... We are building in North Lakes -…

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Jolene
Aug 14, 2009 12:34 pm
Al the builder
Al the builder
14 August 2009

Day one

Day one
WA

Hi Kylie Thanks for your reply; it sounds encouraging. I am not a very good handy person, but would like to have a builder that allows me to bring my own tiles, floor,…

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Al the builder
Aug 14, 2009 12:39 pm
ladsos
ladsos
14 August 2009

PD charge $500 for different colours of gutter and fascia?

PD charge $500 for different colours of gutter and fascia?
VIC
1, 2

we have colorbond and we can have different colours, with no charge!

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ladsos
Aug 14, 2009 3:33 pm
ladsos
danc12
danc12
14 August 2009

General Specification to Building

General Specification to Building

We are building in Kuringgai and as part of that we had to pay a levy to the council whereby they will repair any damage to the infrastructure up to that value. Our…

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danc12
Aug 14, 2009 4:55 pm
lisanne
lisanne
14 August 2009

Yarra Valley Water--Annual parks charge

Yarra Valley Water--Annual parks charge
VIC

We are getting Hit with the same charges, we are with City West water, my current bill at the rental place(2 people) is working out to almost…

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lisanne
Aug 14, 2009 5:17 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 August 2009

steel frame

steel frame

Any frame and truss factory will knock up what you need if you give them the plans

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Dukekamaya
Aug 14, 2009 6:58 pm
Dukekamaya
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
14 August 2009

Did Everybody get lightbulbs included with their build?

Did Everybody get lightbulbs included with their build?

None for us! Just the batten. I guess with the cost of incandescent bulbs these days it's not really a surprise.

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buildingadreamhome
Aug 14, 2009 7:38 pm
buildingadreamhome
Macy
Macy
14 August 2009

URGENT: Inviolation of 4386.2.1996 - what does this mean?

URGENT: Inviolation of 4386.2.1996 - what does this mean?
VIC

I have a double storey and will get sarking with the colorbond roof. what does sarking have to do with the range hood ducting? will call…

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Macy
Aug 14, 2009 7:57 pm
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
14 August 2009

Small block and double or large and single???

Small block and double or large and single???

Do you have kid, or are they on the cards? If so, I would personally go for the land.

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CarolineJ
Aug 14, 2009 11:19 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
15 August 2009

French or Swiss???

French or Swiss???

Re: Ebony Vs Slate Grey Ebony solar reflectance is 5.1 Slate Grey solar reflectance is 12.7 Ebony Solar Absorptance is 94.9 ± 0.2 Slate Grey Solar Absorptance is 87.3 ±…

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gettingThere
Aug 15, 2009 10:05 am
mrs. swa
mrs. swa
15 August 2009

Newbie Question - site costs/soil tests

Newbie Question - site costs/soil tests
VIC

Hi Piper, I found the PD salesperson near us was a great wealth of knowledge, he had been with the company for years and knew the area well enough to say the estates…

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mrs. swa
Aug 15, 2009 10:41 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
15 August 2009

2nd fix carpentry progress claim

2nd fix carpentry progress claim

I suppose that you have a contract ,would it be best to read the contract and see what work should be copleted before you pay this installment…

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buildingwithhamra
Aug 15, 2009 7:09 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 August 2009

time for cement slab to dry/cure?

time for cement slab to dry/cure?

Normally yes 5CU mtrs (if we need 5.4 we can sometimes get it in 1 load) But the last load we would organise it to be at least 3.4cu mtrs. Full accelerator, Hmmm ... we do…

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onc_artisan
Aug 16, 2009 12:38 pm
onc_artisan
Jess09
Jess09
16 August 2009

What cost more? House or land?

What cost more? House or land?
QLD
1, 2, 3

809m2 land - $125,000.00 22 square house with all fittings inc driveway except air con, fancy light fittings, fences and window furnishings - $191,000.00

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Jess09
Aug 16, 2009 2:50 pm
Jess09
jubacca
jubacca
16 August 2009

Crack in concrete slab

Crack in concrete slab
1, 2

Hi Dragon, It is a 85mm slab

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jubacca
Aug 16, 2009 6:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 August 2009

Is there a bolt missing here?

Is there a bolt missing here?

Yes unless the bottom of the stirrup is going to covered in a decent layer of concrete. Also the existing dyna bolt looks to be yellow-zinc plated where it should be galvanised

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Dukekamaya
Aug 16, 2009 7:56 pm
Dukekamaya
themax
themax
16 August 2009

Contracts arrived and signed ...Yippeeee!!!!!

Contracts arrived and signed ...Yippeeee!!!!!

Congratulations on signing up! Let's hope it's a smooth, hassle free build! We look forward to the piccies.

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themax
Aug 16, 2009 8:25 pm
themax
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Emmsie
Aug 16, 2009 10:56 pm
billdsl
billdsl
17 August 2009

Whats included in the softfit?

Whats included in the softfit?
QLD

well thats not very exciting :) thanks

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billdsl
Aug 17, 2009 6:10 am
billdsl


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