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Maniradha10
Maniradha10
24 June 2009

Tarneit Gardens HUB 2 CALLING

Tarneit Gardens HUB 2 CALLING
VIC

Fingers crossed..hope it happens sooner..With each day, I am getting more restless about this whole thing..phew! Excited as well.. :D yeah I have heard of Nava homes..havnt…

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Maniradha10
Jun 24, 2009 10:53 am
SammyJ
SammyJ
24 June 2009

Building Contract

Building Contract
VIC

Hi George!!!! How is it all going? I had a solicitor read over our contracts! they didnt change anything but just reconfirmed some things with the builder! Good Luck i…

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SammyJ
Jun 24, 2009 12:33 pm
Casa2
Casa2
24 June 2009

Question regarding the tender process

Question regarding the tender process

If builders are worried about people shopping around once they have a contract, then just leave the price out. This (only) can be added at the time of contract signing.

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Casa2
Jun 24, 2009 1:51 pm
no way
no way
24 June 2009

One Word, ROCK!!

One Word, ROCK!!
VIC

Scribe, this is very common, i would express to all people thet are at contract stage or just starting off with their chosen builders to not go forward unless the rock…

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no way
Jun 24, 2009 2:39 pm
penny77
penny77
24 June 2009

Rise(Tarneit) - Simonds Vaucluse

Rise(Tarneit) - Simonds Vaucluse
VIC

We are stage 10 too Redcliffe Pde. Can't wait for this to be built as we paid the deposit on the land in Nov last year. I pushed for settlement to be last week. As we…

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penny77
Jun 24, 2009 2:46 pm
Casa2
Casa2
24 June 2009

Volume builders choices.

Volume builders choices.
VIC

Welcome no way, It's great to have an ex volume builder on the forum. We can do with all the help to ensure the best outcome for all involved. Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Jun 24, 2009 3:48 pm
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
24 June 2009

Noggins???

Noggins???

Thanks Sierra!

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lizzy stardust
Jun 24, 2009 5:07 pm
lizzy stardust
andrei
andrei
24 June 2009

Chelsea with M3tricon

Chelsea with M3tricon

We went through the same customer service ourselves. We had our customer coordinator who was very rude and not helpful at all. Anything small we asked her to do, she had…

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andrei
Jun 24, 2009 5:48 pm
Suze
Suze
24 June 2009

Garageless Facades

Garageless Facades

Thanks everyone for your ideas. I guess set back a metre or so as Sierra suggests is the way to go. We have a large sloping block -25metres X 50 metres. The design shown…

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Suze
Jun 24, 2009 7:35 pm
ifyareckon
ifyareckon
24 June 2009

Popped nails in plaster - how to fix.

Popped nails in plaster - how to fix.

Had this on one wall during our build. SS had someone come in a screw it in instead of re nailing. Looking good now.

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ifyareckon
Jun 24, 2009 10:16 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
25 June 2009

Is the expansion joint in middle of the facade acceptable

Is the expansion joint in middle of the facade acceptable
1, 2

I don not comprehend why there are two so close to each other. But then again one would need…

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mellybuilding
Jun 25, 2009 12:52 pm
mellybuilding
georgie
georgie
25 June 2009

PD access Facades???

PD access Facades???
VIC

Welcome aboard to the access clan lol The thing we didn't like about those pictures is that they all depict render and render is not included but they don't show you any…

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georgie
Jun 25, 2009 4:17 pm
Pugs
Pugs
25 June 2009

Question about frame

Question about frame

My wife is a stud finder.....(insert wry smilie…

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Pugs
Jun 25, 2009 6:07 pm
Pugs
Pebble
Pebble
25 June 2009

What do you think is best to build with?

What do you think is best to build with?

I personally like brick, here in WA it doesn't cost extra, it has good thermal efficiency (double brick), solid walls - you can't punch a hole in them (he he, not that I…

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Pebble
Jun 25, 2009 7:12 pm
Pebble
EmmaKate
EmmaKate
26 June 2009

HELP - First time building!

HELP - First time building!
VIC

I am sure there is a margin on the soil test however the initial $1000 non-refundable deposit for "soil testing and contour survey" at the start…

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EmmaKate
Jun 26, 2009 2:42 am
lisanne
lisanne
26 June 2009

Building Permit (Please explain, thanks!)

Building Permit (Please explain, thanks!)
VIC

Thanks for the explanation. I have just called the Council and was informed that no permit was lodged. But builder told us that they have lodged…

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lisanne
Jun 26, 2009 2:13 pm
James Bond
James Bond
26 June 2009

steel frame versus Blue Pine (H2 treated frame)

steel frame versus Blue Pine (H2 treated frame)

Hi, Can anyone provide the a good source and/or experience with building with steel frame as opposed to the treated pine framing that's available…

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James Bond
Jun 26, 2009 2:18 pm
James Bond
megzy
megzy
26 June 2009

Moving in!

Moving in!

We are about a month away now. Cannt wait to move out of home for the first time :D

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megzy
Jun 26, 2009 2:20 pm
Marcusk
Marcusk
26 June 2009

Att Plumbers How to break apart glued PVC Pipes.

Att Plumbers How to break apart glued PVC Pipes.

this will generaly damage what you are trying to remove and if you have another choice like buying new fittings do that instead!!! 1.make sure you are outside if you are…

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Marcusk
Jun 26, 2009 4:03 pm
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
26 June 2009

Building in Butler with HBC

Building in Butler with HBC
WA
1, 2

Another Butler Boy Here. It is a great suburb. So great to walk around the lake! If only they would put the train line up here like they were supposed to. Your right…

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TheBoatMan
Jun 26, 2009 4:05 pm
leeton
leeton
26 June 2009

Building in Kinglake -IMPOSSIBLE Fire Protection Requirement

Building in Kinglake -IMPOSSIBLE Fire Protection Requirement
VIC

Speak to the locals...there is plenty of building activity in Kinglake...my mate is going through the same process in Kinglake...he has cut down heaps of trees to…

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leeton
Jun 26, 2009 10:57 pm
joles
joles
26 June 2009

short term accommodation btn sale of home & handover

short term accommodation btn sale of home & handover
VIC

Yeah they have vans and cabins I think. It's pretty dodgy though.... but if she's desperate. Another option I just thought of is to try a house sitting agency. She may be…

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joles
Jun 27, 2009 12:40 am
joles
fruitty
fruitty
26 June 2009

What tips do you have that can help 1st time builders.

What tips do you have that can help 1st time builders.

technically I haven't really build yet, however this is my contribution don't select a house / pan simply because it looks stunning, can you really affored all the same…

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fruitty
Jun 27, 2009 12:57 am
fruitty
daz82
daz82
27 June 2009

Dan's Zuccala Studio 4.1

Dan's Zuccala Studio 4.1

Hey there Polo. Cheers for the welcome. So far so good. A few things that i'll be mentioning but nothing major at all. I haven't met with the SS yet but I have spoken to…

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daz82
Jun 27, 2009 11:27 am
daz82
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elastic
Jun 27, 2009 5:39 pm
sireza
sireza
27 June 2009

Brick Question

Brick Question
VIC

sweet! thanks mrh20!

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sireza
Jun 27, 2009 6:23 pm
elemist
elemist
27 June 2009

Blue Print Homes Tile Selections

Blue Print Homes Tile Selections
WA

Thanks all... i did a wander around today with my selections book and managed to match up most of the tiles. Hopefully my CLO will get back to me sometime this year with…

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elemist
Jun 27, 2009 7:54 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
27 June 2009

New (peculiar) house plans

New (peculiar) house plans

Excellent design, well thought out to suit your family! Sounds like you're doing great work! I agree with the comments about the laundry, and with the access into the…

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MrsRose
Jun 27, 2009 7:57 pm
MrsRose
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
27 June 2009

Home Building Order

Home Building Order

Hi, no my builder hasn't provided me anything, I guess they dont want to get locked in to any dates

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buildingwithhamra
Jun 27, 2009 9:45 pm
Helloween
Helloween
27 June 2009

Trouble with *******.... other good builders in West Melb?

Trouble with *******.... other good builders in West Melb?
VIC
1, 2

FYI apparently I have a new CSO. Never spoke to the original one.. And guess what? I still don't have an appointment for the signing of my building contract. HELLO!!! It's…

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Helloween
Jun 27, 2009 11:10 pm
Helloween
kek
kek
28 June 2009

PD Sandhurst - splashback colour?

PD Sandhurst - splashback colour?
VIC

It's the Illoura 36 at Lyndhurst: http://www.porterdavis.com.au/#homeviewer/illoura/36 Can't help with the colour though, sorry.

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kek
Jun 28, 2009 9:33 am
kek
stockt12
stockt12
28 June 2009

Perth builders - inside story please

Perth builders - inside story please
WA

wow...glad i found this post about highbury!! went in and spoke to a saleslady at their display home..home looked terrific, she was very helpful[our next build early next…

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stockt12
Jun 28, 2009 2:34 pm
thechlochlo
thechlochlo
28 June 2009

new home question

new home question
VIC

Hi Everyone We have a walk through planned for Tomorrow with 2 different builders for 2 designs that we like . Will they show us what is…

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thechlochlo
Jun 28, 2009 5:27 pm
thechlochlo
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
28 June 2009

Load bearing capacity of timber floor joists..advice please!

Load bearing capacity of timber floor joists..advice please!
ACT

Thanks for the replies! I'll have to check with the company supplying the floor system about whether they're doubling up using LVL or not (the structural engineer…

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BuildingACT
Jun 28, 2009 6:15 pm
King willy
King willy
28 June 2009

ClarendonT ******* Practices

ClarendonT ******* Practices

Hi all Some time ago I posted a topic “how satisfied are you with your project builder” or something like that. As I said in it we read so many horror or bad…

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King willy
Jun 28, 2009 7:26 pm
King willy
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 June 2009

Suspended concrete slab

Suspended concrete slab

floortech have a method... I don't know if this will last ( the link that is)... http://www.floortech.net.au/product.asp I have no connection with them, so don't know…

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onc_artisan
Jun 28, 2009 9:32 pm
onc_artisan
rellie
rellie
29 June 2009

PD Cremorne42 has left the building....

PD Cremorne42 has left the building....
VIC

The Wembley is a replacement for the Cremorne, it comes with an option to have an additional rumpus and alfresco on the back which brings it up to 40sq.

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rellie
Jun 29, 2009 11:17 am
havingfun
havingfun
29 June 2009

Cost Per SQ in Canberra

Cost Per SQ in Canberra
ACT

How long is a piece of string??? hard to give a ballpark figure as all builders have different inclusions...average probably (???) around $1250 p/sqm, add about $30,000 …

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havingfun
Jun 29, 2009 3:23 pm
aye81
aye81
29 June 2009

Please help us.. having trouble choosing a builder

Please help us.. having trouble choosing a builder

I just thought I would share my experience so far with Dennis Family Homes as i am very happy with. After visiting numerous amount of display…

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aye81
Jun 29, 2009 8:33 pm
aye81
mav999
mav999
29 June 2009

Do we need Sarking?

Do we need Sarking?
1, 2

If you can afford it then do it.....preserves the asset Goodluck

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mav999
Jun 29, 2009 8:35 pm
joles
joles
29 June 2009

If I could go back in time...advice re. rainflush system.

If I could go back in time...advice re. rainflush system.
VIC

I'm not sure about retrofitting, especially on a two storey..... have a chat to your SS.... you may be able to just get some plumbing run last minute unofficially??? I'm…

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joles
Jun 29, 2009 10:45 pm
joles
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
29 June 2009

Antenna Help

Antenna Help

i saw your pics.. that was a nice surprise im sure :lol: :lol: :lol: Time to review our budget!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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lildutchgringo
Jun 29, 2009 11:43 pm
lildutchgringo
Vish
Vish
29 June 2009

Window or TV suits more on Family Wall?????

Window or TV suits more on Family Wall?????

You have got a very good floor plan as per Vastu.

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Vish
Jun 30, 2009 12:02 am
slknv
slknv
29 June 2009

High ceilings - How much did you pay for it? Does it help?

High ceilings - How much did you pay for it? Does it help?
1, 2, 3

41sq double story house. For 2700 ground floor, +2220 For 2550 1st floor, +1450 Plus about 4000 for taller doors ground & first, but we're adding a lot of extra doors…

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slknv
Jun 30, 2009 12:32 am
Brickie
Brickie
30 June 2009

Any problems if builder is not a Master Builder?

Any problems if builder is not a Master Builder?

That is all you need, at least he is a real builder, you just need to make sure his…

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Brickie
Jun 30, 2009 8:01 am
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
30 June 2009

valuation of property

valuation of property

By the looks of this thread and taking into account the current economic client you should probably assume that you will be undervalued. :(

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virgin-builder
Jun 30, 2009 10:24 am
virgin-builder


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