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aajinoz
aajinoz
5 May 2009

Is it worth to get S1monds Solarbank's Solar Panel for free?

Is it worth to get S1monds Solarbank's Solar Panel for free?
VIC

If you can prove that you have a building contract, you intend on living there as your main residence (you need to supply a stat dec with this statement) and you earn…

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aajinoz
May 05, 2009 1:08 am
misscrow
misscrow
5 May 2009

Has anyone built with Summit homes in Perth?

Has anyone built with Summit homes in Perth?
WA

Quote: After looking at the Summitt house display again- the luxxe, we decided to go for another display house (Gemmill Homes). Noooo!!! I thought we…

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misscrow
May 05, 2009 5:40 am
brittany
brittany
5 May 2009

Help! Regarding argue between builder

Help! Regarding argue between builder

Our house inclusions included a 900 mm stove and cooktop but a 600mm rangehood. I think we were at the point of changing inclusions or something. Someone in the office…

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brittany
May 05, 2009 6:12 am
brittany
Southies
Southies
5 May 2009

fences

fences

Generally, neighbours split the cost of a fence 50/50. If 1 neighbour wants a more expensive option & the other doesn't , then the neighbour that wants it forks our the…

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Southies
May 05, 2009 8:19 am
Southies
davinci
davinci
5 May 2009

URGENT: People building with Ultim@te Homes

URGENT: People building with Ultim@te Homes
WA

call a local garden supply center and ask for there prices to be faxed to you then you will have it on paper, it would be worth asking builder to justify the cost and if…

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davinci
May 05, 2009 10:39 am
davinci
mel_in_laurimar
mel_in_laurimar
5 May 2009

Building A New Home

Building A New Home
VIC

Hi, I am currently building in Laurimar - land title due 22nd May, love the area it's beautifully lined with trees etc and the people we have met have all been so…

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mel_in_laurimar
May 05, 2009 11:04 am
the mont
the mont
5 May 2009

Organising Independent Inspections

Organising Independent Inspections
NSW

Hi homebuddy, you may want to make sure that the inspector is truly independent. If the inspector's son works for the builder then may argue that the inspector is not…

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the mont
May 05, 2009 12:58 pm
esm
esm
5 May 2009

Building with the New B33chwood Homes?

Building with the New B33chwood Homes?
NSW

that's good to hear pondsie... i hope we get to hear opinions and inputs to those who have started building with them...

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esm
May 05, 2009 1:38 pm
Horizon
Horizon
5 May 2009

Anyone Building New home in Killyville Ridge.

Anyone Building New home in Killyville Ridge.
NSW

Hi Min, Sorry for the delay, and Thank you so much for your advise. I will keep this updated once things start progressing. Thank you again and good luck.

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Horizon
May 05, 2009 1:55 pm
Justin
Justin
5 May 2009

Hallway - how wide?

Hallway - how wide?

I wouldn't go with anything less than 1m. How is all your furniture going to come into the house ? Justin.

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Justin
May 05, 2009 8:24 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
5 May 2009

Building Porter Davis Illoura

Building Porter Davis Illoura
VIC

I like those bricks... Renee is also very lucky... as she is building around the corner from me.. :lol:

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wakeboardandy
May 05, 2009 9:21 pm
wakeboardandy
wake_me
wake_me
5 May 2009

Designing Own Plans

Designing Own Plans

I created my own design and got a drafty to draw up a full set of plans and working drawings for $800. You'll probably find that the smaller builders will generally be…

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wake_me
May 05, 2009 9:35 pm
wake_me
Aimeh
Aimeh
5 May 2009

Did I hear correctly-VIC is continuing the FHOG state boost?

Did I hear correctly-VIC is continuing the FHOG state boost?
VIC

Hmmm...it will be an interesting read of tomorrows paper and the announcement will be a good one. Im tipping the application may refer to the FHOG only applying to new…

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Aimeh
May 05, 2009 10:00 pm
Tillie
Tillie
5 May 2009

POINT COOK PREFERRED ESTATES

POINT COOK PREFERRED ESTATES
VIC

I bought land in Lincoln Heath which is before Alamanda on Sneydes Rd., but that was about 6-7 years ago now. I decided on this estate as at the time I wanted a large…

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Tillie
May 05, 2009 10:09 pm
kpny
kpny
5 May 2009

PD PCI Inspection Process

PD PCI Inspection Process
VIC

Hi hysterical1144, We had our PCI a week ago. Went through the house with our Site Supervisor and documented all the items that needed to be fixed. Later that day we had…

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kpny
May 05, 2009 11:53 pm
rmargoss
rmargoss
6 May 2009

Pricing opinions please

Pricing opinions please

Thanks, stack stones I absolutely agree but we have 3 quotes for Acrylic render to a 330sqm house and they all come to 22k which is same as builder. Anyone know of…

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rmargoss
May 06, 2009 8:15 am
Annelies
Annelies
6 May 2009

height of Monolithic slab

height of Monolithic slab

Great TDL, thanks. We don't have the drawings yet but I'll give the Sales Representative a call today and he might know the FFL. I know where the DUMPY sits but I'm not…

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Annelies
May 06, 2009 9:08 am
Annelies
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
6 May 2009

Slab pour in a week - I'm going to forget something! Help!!!

Slab pour in a week - I'm going to forget something! Help!!!
ACT

Wow! Guess I've thought of everything! ::cool:: haha If anyone does think of anything else I need to check/think about before or during the slab pour, please let me know!! Thanks! ::wornout::

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BuildingACT
May 06, 2009 9:18 am
digijagan
digijagan
6 May 2009

NEW HOME - YOUR SUGGESTIONS PLEASE...

NEW HOME - YOUR SUGGESTIONS PLEASE...
ACT

Hi Havingfun, Thank you for your suggestions. I’m more inclined towards having bed-2 open on the other side. Hi…

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digijagan
May 06, 2009 10:37 am
claego
claego
6 May 2009

Has anybody fail the bank inspection for final payment?

Has anybody fail the bank inspection for final payment?

I just have one done.. Called the bank on Friday and gave them my SS number, so that they can orgnise the time for inspection Received a call from the bank yesterday…

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claego
May 06, 2009 11:30 am
ritab25
ritab25
6 May 2009

Facades?

Facades?
VIC

we have our tender tomorrow. These new PD facades look way different than the drawings they had up there previously and now new names too- as if I am not confused enough…

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ritab25
May 06, 2009 11:30 am
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
6 May 2009

Specific locations for powerpoints / lighings?

Specific locations for powerpoints / lighings?
VIC

Yes they will (or should). On your plans where you have the electrical page there is a "Power Legend" table and it shows the type of GPO (using symbols) and where they go…

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House-To-Be
May 06, 2009 11:54 am
claego
claego
6 May 2009

Completion date and LAD

Completion date and LAD

I don't think PCI = Completion/handover I am not sure when should the occupacy of certificate being issued, but if the handover process hasn't been done, if you have not…

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claego
May 06, 2009 11:56 am
azeeb
azeeb
6 May 2009

New home plan

New home plan

hi ssalga i am also building with Ross north, at queens park, have just got my prestart…

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azeeb
May 06, 2009 12:03 pm
Stormy
Stormy
6 May 2009

Building Timeline - Builder won't give one to us

Building Timeline - Builder won't give one to us

Hi Burnettcastle, We don't have a timeline as such, but I do get fortnightly updates from Head Office as to what has been lined up and 'roughly' what date. A lot of it…

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Stormy
May 06, 2009 2:06 pm
Stormy
gettingThere
gettingThere
6 May 2009

Stairs&Balustrade construction details for BUILDING APPROVAL

Stairs&Balustrade construction details for BUILDING APPROVAL

By the way, these are all the things we need: Stairs and Balustrade Details Requirements: When a proposed building contains stairs, the application must include a…

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gettingThere
May 06, 2009 3:18 pm
lisanne
lisanne
6 May 2009

This is how my inspection went..

This is how my inspection went..

I have heard back from Final Inspect and their cost for the handover inspection is $895. They didn't itemise their fee but imagine this cost…

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lisanne
May 06, 2009 8:16 pm
King willy
King willy
7 May 2009

Building with a project builder, What say do I get ???

Building with a project builder, What say do I get ???

"Chuck Norris" Yes of course, but I think he built with Porter Davis. Lol :D Just finished a week of bull Sh#t with the sales people. Getting every thing in the quote in…

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King willy
May 07, 2009 1:19 am
King willy
mishti
mishti
7 May 2009

William landing metro release II

William landing metro release II
VIC

All the 3 plots you mentioned are in Stage 3. It is due to be titled in August. Unfortunately, I don't have the soft copy of the plan to post it for you. 206- Davenport…

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mishti
May 07, 2009 10:54 am
danma
danma
7 May 2009

Australian Standards for Stairs and Balustrade

Australian Standards for Stairs and Balustrade

Sorry we only have the building code for wire, but I will check with one of our staircase customers for what you are looking for.

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danma
May 07, 2009 11:49 am
levelheaded
levelheaded
7 May 2009

Final added costs exceed $12k, building at Aurora Epping VIC

Final added costs exceed $12k, building at Aurora Epping VIC
VIC

Update - pleased to say that costs have shrunk to $4,500 - and hopefully dropping further still... thanks in part to the 3 months' worth of liquidated damages.

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levelheaded
May 07, 2009 12:16 pm
freddyflop
freddyflop
7 May 2009

Which builder? In SA

Which builder? In SA
SA

weeks and peacock are at the high end of the steel frame market, so you can expect to pay more, but you should get a better product. personally i wouldnt go with Fairmont…

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freddyflop
May 07, 2009 2:28 pm
sweety
sweety
7 May 2009

M3tricon His Hers Ours Promotion

M3tricon His Hers Ours Promotion
VIC

Hi we are also building santorini 29 with metricon.But we have choosen $16000 promotion.iam not sure whether that promotions is still going on.His hers ours promotion sounds good.

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sweety
May 07, 2009 5:52 pm
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fruitty
May 07, 2009 6:11 pm
fruitty
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
7 May 2009

Carlisle handover process & timing - anyone know?

Carlisle handover process & timing - anyone know?

No worries doghouse. Dale, 2 weeks sounds about right. Good luck, hope it goes to schedule!! And I just noticed you two are both on 150 posts!! :D :D ::lol:: ::lol::

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Salt&Pepper
May 07, 2009 9:11 pm
Salt&Pepper
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
7 May 2009

Building contract – Delay reasons and off days..

Building contract – Delay reasons and off days..

We had 67 days for weekend public holidays etc and later during the Christmas period got a letter for a further extension of 29 days. When we disputed the extension…

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blessedpeople
May 07, 2009 9:46 pm
blessedpeople
noremac
noremac
7 May 2009

outside living area floor level with inside floor level?

outside living area floor level with inside floor level?

I notice there is an Aluminium decking system in the USA. Anyone seen any australian aluminiun decks/decking? Google found nuthin. Cheers Noremac

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noremac
May 07, 2009 11:31 pm
King willy
King willy
8 May 2009

Wet area set down - would you accept this?

Wet area set down - would you accept this?

Like Pat said you set a precedent. You have a right not to be happy and to be concerned. “It gets covered up” may be OK for the builder, you tend to hear that a lot…

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King willy
May 08, 2009 2:02 am
King willy
King willy
King willy
8 May 2009

Building contract based on tender and sketch

Building contract based on tender and sketch

Prerna Hi and glad to hear its fixed price. Your soil tests results may take 6 or 7 working days to get back to you. Make sure they explain them to you. Also the quote. Do…

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King willy
May 08, 2009 3:22 am
King willy
mudmap
mudmap
8 May 2009

Frame overhanging off the slab, edge slap chip off

Frame overhanging off the slab, edge slap chip off

We have the same issue at the moment made worse as the wall includes a steel column calling the upper floor. The 20mm bolts holding down the column therefore had…

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mudmap
May 08, 2009 10:29 am
taznliz
taznliz
8 May 2009

Grey Water Treatment System

Grey Water Treatment System

Hi There Thanks for the weblink. Its interesting once you start do some research and ask questions on prices!! So far it looks like saving us a few thousand. We are…

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taznliz
May 08, 2009 12:53 pm
Nicci
Nicci
8 May 2009

Choice of Builder

Choice of Builder
WA

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=17607 This might help. A thread with people building with Blueprint. Nicci

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Nicci
May 08, 2009 3:30 pm
wonderland
wonderland
8 May 2009

Difference between contract and plans

Difference between contract and plans

I'm not sure about the contract part, but i can help with regards to locking in prices when you pay deposit. I put down a deposit also before a price hike. When I went to…

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wonderland
May 08, 2009 7:18 pm
wonderland
gettingThere
gettingThere
8 May 2009

CRITICAL STAGES in Building when an INSPECTOR is Required?

CRITICAL STAGES in Building when an INSPECTOR is Required?

Our council: In our Development Approval we advise applicants when they are required to notify us when work commences on a building. This is generally: • After the…

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gettingThere
May 08, 2009 7:28 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 May 2009

Quesstion about DA

Quesstion about DA

my DA has the following: I note in my DA 18. Long service levy In accordance with Section 109F(i) of the Environmental Planning and…

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Casa2
May 08, 2009 8:41 pm
tamamontu
tamamontu
8 May 2009

Builder asking to sign the contract before prestart(WA)

Builder asking to sign the contract before prestart(WA)
WA

GinaUK Thanks for the post, The reason why I mentioned about solicitor for addenda was to make sure the builder is liable for fixing the things we choose.

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tamamontu
May 08, 2009 11:31 pm
Jess09
Jess09
9 May 2009

coral homes - help with water tanks!

coral homes - help with water tanks!
QLD

hi raw - have thought about it but don't really want an underground tank for two reasons 1. at some stage, any tank is going to leak - whether it's in 2 years time or 10…

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Jess09
May 09, 2009 5:26 pm
Jess09
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
9 May 2009

Urgent help with PD needed!

Urgent help with PD needed!
VIC

Well if that is the case i would then say that yes your right and the tread should be stained i say. may be you should call them and tell them to read page such and such.

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JohnAndTarin
May 09, 2009 7:03 pm
JohnAndTarin
GinaUK
GinaUK
10 May 2009

Building in WA - double brick question

Building in WA - double brick question
WA

We have finally signed PPA and shown our plans to a few people and one keeps on insisting we should do double brick in the garage. None of…

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GinaUK
May 10, 2009 1:32 pm
waylow
waylow
10 May 2009

Bulkhead / coffered / dropped ceiling in kitchen and flowing

Bulkhead / coffered / dropped ceiling in kitchen and flowing

Thanks for that :) Should we have ordered the bulkheads from the steel frame supplier or is this generally added during the plastering…

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waylow
May 10, 2009 3:54 pm


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