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gettingThere
gettingThere
14 April 2009

ducted vacuum

ducted vacuum

Ahhh. Thank you both!!! :)

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gettingThere
Apr 14, 2009 9:13 pm
King willy
King willy
14 April 2009

Size of home...

Size of home...

Interesting post. The bigger they get the more they cost, funny that. I’m sure if we all have a sh#t load of money why don’t you build the biggest place in the street.…

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King willy
Apr 14, 2009 10:52 pm
King willy
tinfish
tinfish
15 April 2009

soil classification M3

soil classification M3
WA

the new land is still in Seville Grove.... just around the corner from the previous block we had chosen...

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tinfish
Apr 15, 2009 2:25 am
tinfish
surfshak
surfshak
15 April 2009

Clause in Contract - UPDATE

Clause in Contract - UPDATE

Well I can't believe it......W$ncr#%t have come back and are quite happy to remove the clause :: (Casa2 I reckon it was your wonderful sentence - the Management is quite…

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surfshak
Apr 15, 2009 7:40 am
78xtc
78xtc
15 April 2009

Dial Before You Dig reports

Dial Before You Dig reports

we thought that - but does…

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78xtc
Apr 15, 2009 8:22 am
Hellman109
Hellman109
15 April 2009

Air return vent, What is it?

Air return vent, What is it?

By our plans its half way down the hallway to the bedrooms

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Hellman109
Apr 15, 2009 11:18 am
Cleishy
Cleishy
15 April 2009

Soil tests : Land titles in August - FHOG ends in June.....

Soil tests : Land titles in August - FHOG ends in June.....
VIC

im pretty sure you have to suck it up, but thats the way it seems to work, we are liable for the site costs no matter…

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Cleishy
Apr 15, 2009 12:10 pm
Cleishy
raksha86
raksha86
15 April 2009

Atlantique Photofest! How many Atlantiques out there?

Atlantique Photofest! How many Atlantiques out there?
VIC
1, 2

Hi everyone! I am new to this site so i'll probably be asking you all how to do everything. But yes we are building Atlantique 32 ASWELL!!! :) We bought land in Cranbourne…

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raksha86
Apr 15, 2009 12:23 pm
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erinleigh
Apr 15, 2009 12:31 pm
erinleigh

Hi All, I've been looking into this long and hard for the last year or so. My advice is to make your mind up 100% that is what you're going to do and stick to it. It's…

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JellyLegs
Apr 15, 2009 1:25 pm
JellyLegs
Judie
Judie
15 April 2009

Handover this Friday!!!

Handover this Friday!!!
VIC

Congratulations. Sounds like it's been a long wait, but it will be worth it. Pics please! Judie

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Judie
Apr 15, 2009 2:31 pm
Judie
ownerbuilder2009
ownerbuilder2009
15 April 2009

Modify Existing / Draftsman / Building Designer / Architect

Modify Existing / Draftsman / Building Designer / Architect
SA

hi. i asked a similar question in regards to finding a project manager and got the following response in the owner builder forum: hi peter. i…

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ownerbuilder2009
Apr 15, 2009 5:38 pm
Ryan Oliver
Ryan Oliver
15 April 2009

HANDOVER TODAY!!!

HANDOVER TODAY!!!

Congratulations!!!! Enjoy your new home!!

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Ryan Oliver
Apr 15, 2009 9:29 pm
kamranshakil
kamranshakil
15 April 2009

M3tricon Santorini 29 - Whats Standard Whats Extra?

M3tricon Santorini 29 - Whats Standard Whats Extra?
VIC

yeah and they are not expensive either just 55 $ for one place so if you put kickrail at 3 places so it will be 55 x 3

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kamranshakil
Apr 15, 2009 9:35 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
15 April 2009

HELP! Last minute plumbing decision: plastic or copper??

HELP! Last minute plumbing decision: plastic or copper??
ACT

Thanks for all the response everyone, really makes me feel a lot better to hear everyone else's experiences and thoughts! :) From the sounds of things and the research i've…

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BuildingACT
Apr 15, 2009 10:24 pm
Roar
Roar
15 April 2009

HOW LONG FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL?

HOW LONG FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL?
SA

Hi Shanna We are also building in Rendition Homes in SA! Our plans went to council back in late January and we are still waiting for approval. Have been told it will be…

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Roar
Apr 15, 2009 11:30 pm
Helyn
Helyn
16 April 2009

What do you think about this house plan

What do you think about this house plan

I'm also confused as I'm thinking of reducing…

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Helyn
Apr 16, 2009 9:24 am
Helyn
GSK
GSK
16 April 2009

Arndell Estate, Truganina VIC

Arndell Estate, Truganina VIC
VIC

We were told when we were looking in Arndell that the price would be somewhere around the 160-180k mark. That said, if you have a look at the plan for Arndell, the…

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GSK
Apr 16, 2009 3:29 pm
Casa2
Casa2
16 April 2009

Pls Help. Builder cant provide brickwork above sliding door.

Pls Help. Builder cant provide brickwork above sliding door.
VIC

It can be done but it need a non standard L lintel. ***** actually use an L beam in many of there garage door openings. Basically what they need is…

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Casa2
Apr 16, 2009 6:10 pm
sanjeeva
sanjeeva
16 April 2009

Springfarm

Springfarm

June or July

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sanjeeva
Apr 16, 2009 6:18 pm
Tillie
Tillie
16 April 2009

our blog

our blog
VIC

Am very sorry to hear of all of the troubles that you have had during the building of your home....

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Tillie
Apr 16, 2009 8:17 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 April 2009

Charging us for Feature render???

Charging us for Feature render???

:wink: JohnAndTarin Material cost is minimal. colour~$50 unless you have miles. Labour is huge... and is not much fun. Is there a subby doing the render? Rock up on the day,…

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onc_artisan
Apr 16, 2009 8:59 pm
onc_artisan
PnSdreams
PnSdreams
16 April 2009

Anyone know the price for Parkside3500(Simonds) in mid 2008?

Anyone know the price for Parkside3500(Simonds) in mid 2008?

Hi, I have 2 price lists for the Parkside3500 for Victoria: As of 28/04/2008 $205,000 As of 01/09/2008 $210,000 Hope that helps!

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PnSdreams
Apr 16, 2009 9:28 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
16 April 2009

Help with external colours pls-D@n need your skills too pls

Help with external colours pls-D@n need your skills too pls
1, 2

Hi Hermyleen, I should post the colours, shouldn't I? Ok, just cause you've asked me, I will try to get pics of the samples in daylight on the w/e and post them up.…

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Jochicho
Apr 16, 2009 9:48 pm
borg
borg
16 April 2009

Why is a tin roof more expensive than tiles?

Why is a tin roof more expensive than tiles?

also further savings can be made by reducing the grade of the hardward lintels by about one step. maybe 300-500 dollar saving.

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borg
Apr 16, 2009 9:50 pm
borg
bvella
bvella
16 April 2009

Clarendon Homes - Sydney

Clarendon Homes - Sydney
NSW

thanks for the reply no direct golf course views from the front but some views in the back. We are about 400m from the clubhouse so the location is good we picked this…

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bvella
Apr 16, 2009 9:55 pm
alk
alk
16 April 2009

Rectangular thingy on my land?

Rectangular thingy on my land?

I'd just ignore it but be prepared to provide access to it should it ever be needed. My dad has one at the back of his land, it's never been touched in the 19 years we've…

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alk
Apr 16, 2009 10:36 pm
alk
Emma
Emma
16 April 2009

Builders in SA

Builders in SA

We are building with Hickis at Strathalbyn, going at a cracking pace......no dramas so far *touch wood* ($4000 transport fee though) Good luck with your choice, Mt…

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Emma
Apr 16, 2009 11:41 pm
woodsey
woodsey
17 April 2009

Practical Completion Inspection

Practical Completion Inspection

Our builder uses a carbon pad where we get one of the three copies, we signed that what was on it was correct and then we signed again once completed. l would say you def…

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woodsey
Apr 17, 2009 9:57 am
lisanne
lisanne
17 April 2009

Items Variation in contract

Items Variation in contract
VIC

Keep an eye on your 24/7 on the website as well. Our contract was yesterday.... but our contract document when up on 24/7 late Friday... we had the…

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lisanne
Apr 17, 2009 12:10 pm
Helyn
Helyn
17 April 2009

Steel frame companies in Adelaide

Steel frame companies in Adelaide
SA

hanson61, we have a Supaloc steel frame too and like you have had no problems at all with it. I have heard people saying steel frames are noisy but havent found this to be so.

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Helyn
Apr 17, 2009 6:17 pm
Helyn
chuth77
chuth77
17 April 2009

Brick overhang and slab curing questions!!

Brick overhang and slab curing questions!!

Ask the SS to show you how it complies with the Building Code of Australia?

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chuth77
Apr 17, 2009 6:23 pm
Moonos21
Moonos21
17 April 2009

PD Upgrades

PD Upgrades
VIC

Our csc emailed us with a price of $1527 to upgrade to cat3 bricks. Pretty happy with that. We've got our tender on the 28th so looking forward to seeing some of the…

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Moonos21
Apr 17, 2009 6:35 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
17 April 2009

Why is my builder refusing to pivot my front door?

Why is my builder refusing to pivot my front door?
QLD

Did they get back to you about the pivot door today at all?? Like I said this morning- if its in the contract then they have to honour it! When…

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mellybuilding
Apr 17, 2009 6:41 pm
mellybuilding
hiker
hiker
17 April 2009

Risky clause in land contract?

Risky clause in land contract?
VIC

Ours was 18 months, but in the end they were only 2 months later than their original timeframe.

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hiker
Apr 17, 2009 11:41 pm
thlo
thlo
18 April 2009

Variation on home loan

Variation on home loan

YESYES kek is correct!!! The banks, especially for those big 4 banks, won't let you get any extra allowance or payback from builder in order to…

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thlo
Apr 18, 2009 12:59 am
thlo
Pixelated
Pixelated
18 April 2009

Has anyone had experience with Bowral Dry Pressed bricks

Has anyone had experience with Bowral Dry Pressed bricks

Hi Dan, I have a friend who built her entire house with the Bowral Dry pressed bricks (90% Murray Grey -- 10% Blue on the facade) and it looks great. She has had no…

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Pixelated
Apr 18, 2009 8:29 am
Pixelated
Helyn
Helyn
18 April 2009

909m2 block on hold, wanting to build Coral Hamilton 278

909m2 block on hold, wanting to build Coral Hamilton 278

Re corner blocks, I lived on one for 22 years and was quite happy with it, large block, over 1000m2. You are looking at a 909m2 block which is quite large; corner blocks…

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Helyn
Apr 18, 2009 8:49 am
Helyn
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
18 April 2009

What extras should we be thinking about?

What extras should we be thinking about?

Jolie, it's very annoying when you see the high ceilings as standard in pretty much all display homes, but they don't come standard with the homes! It was just fluke…

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lizzy stardust
Apr 18, 2009 10:13 am
lizzy stardust
cyberman
cyberman
18 April 2009

1 quote only for house

1 quote only for house
VIC

I got quotes from 5 architects/building designers before deciding on one, based on both cost and if I thought he had good ideas and was on the…

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cyberman
Apr 18, 2009 12:20 pm
cyberman
Jess09
Jess09
18 April 2009

What extras to include, what to source yourself cost wise?

What extras to include, what to source yourself cost wise?

o yeah, forgot about the soundproofing - coral lets you do this yourself as you get a construction key, seakyl built with coral in maryborough and she bought her…

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Jess09
Apr 18, 2009 2:07 pm
Jess09
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
18 April 2009

Our House Plans

Our House Plans

Great plans Mrs Smith. You'll have dedicated room for everything. :)

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lizzy stardust
Apr 18, 2009 5:32 pm
lizzy stardust
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
18 April 2009

Any mentor around ??

Any mentor around ??

Hi DARING2Build, I'd recommend visiting the showroom first, even watching other couples go through the process. Hen...y gave us a sheet with the various upgrade and…

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Fiffaro
Apr 18, 2009 9:46 pm
hunts01
hunts01
18 April 2009

House Plan

House Plan

I did a bit of research and I will quote if you like. In November 1934, Wright visited Bear Run. He asked for a survey of the…

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hunts01
Apr 18, 2009 10:19 pm
lizzy stardust
lizzy stardust
19 April 2009

L&T's house plans

L&T's house plans

Love the size of your kitchen laurend! Great house plans.

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lizzy stardust
Apr 19, 2009 12:37 am
lizzy stardust
Eljay
Eljay
19 April 2009

I'm so confused, can anyone help??? :(

I'm so confused, can anyone help??? :(
VIC

Hi Annie, I got an email from the builder today saying he would do the larger rumpus to cover where the alfresco was in the 1st plan for $1900, including the carpet. He…

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Eljay
Apr 19, 2009 1:13 am
georgie
georgie
19 April 2009

Annoyed with PD - tiles selection!

Annoyed with PD - tiles selection!
VIC

We have now worked out it will probably save us around 6k to get it done after handover so we are definately going to do it that way! We are going to keep the carpets…

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georgie
Apr 19, 2009 12:02 pm
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
19 April 2009

variations after contract

variations after contract

It depends on the builder. My builder won't allow any changes whatsoever after contract signing.

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mrsnrub
Apr 19, 2009 12:32 pm
torourke1
torourke1
19 April 2009

Austral Colourbrick System

Austral Colourbrick System

Hi loretta, My neighbour had the render on the bottom and she ended up painting it a very dark grey because it looked dirty after about 3 years. Maintenance might be a…

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torourke1
Apr 19, 2009 3:41 pm
kyton
kyton
19 April 2009

switch/circuit board to relocate to indoor?

switch/circuit board to relocate to indoor?

Yes you contact your local electricity commission and purchase one of their locks. Then when they read the meter they unlock it with the master key.

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kyton
Apr 19, 2009 5:06 pm
kyton


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