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cococrunch
cococrunch
30 April 2009

automated garage door

automated garage door

Hi, i checked with ross doors...and they are charging bout 500 dollars. cheaper than the builder.

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cococrunch
Apr 30, 2009 10:03 pm
achk
achk
30 April 2009

Simonds Solarbank offer ??

Simonds Solarbank offer ??

thanks for your detailed reply....it really helps... I reckon you are right, even I feel Simonds and Solarbank are related in someway, bcos one of the sales staff at…

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achk
Apr 30, 2009 10:28 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
1 May 2009

What can we expect from Porter Davis?

What can we expect from Porter Davis?
VIC
1, 2, 3

Here's my two bobs worth....we are building Lifestyle Cremorne 41....... - our sales guy at Mernda has been the best person by far that we…

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gettingThere
May 01, 2009 10:56 am
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
1 May 2009

independent inspectors

independent inspectors
VIC

As above, A search will give you an abundance of results about inspections / when to do it / who to do it / why you should do it etc.

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TimmyDunlop
May 01, 2009 11:31 am
vid
vid
1 May 2009

85mm v 100mm Slabs, how Important ?

85mm v 100mm Slabs, how Important ?

Sorry, it is possible that your land may have been back filled. Meaning that the soil there now is not natural ground. Meaning it is not as hard as…

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vid
May 01, 2009 11:53 am
vid
laura2009
laura2009
1 May 2009

Newbie here! Knock down and build or go up?

Newbie here! Knock down and build or go up?
NSW

We are going a long way about it but we are buying another house to demolish and build on and selling our current house. It would actually cost us more to renovate this…

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laura2009
May 01, 2009 12:39 pm
blackbird
blackbird
1 May 2009

HIA Contract with CH

HIA Contract with CH
VIC

Is your builder cheviot Homes

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blackbird
May 01, 2009 2:42 pm
woodsey
woodsey
1 May 2009

Three months maintenance

Three months maintenance
1, 2, 3

Hi guys... So we finally had the 3 mm check. The maint. supersior (I will refer him as MS) was such a pleasure to deal with. So much different than…

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woodsey
May 01, 2009 3:01 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
1 May 2009

How much credit is reasonable to expect for 1 square?

How much credit is reasonable to expect for 1 square?

So that is $900 for 0.7squares ? That is really not much of a credit. If that is squares then you are getting very little back for 6.44sqm of reduced size, especially if…

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ozzroo
May 01, 2009 4:19 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
1 May 2009

First Home Builder - Trouble Paying the 5% at contract sign?

First Home Builder - Trouble Paying the 5% at contract sign?

Just incase anyone uses this forum as a future reference - M actually suggested we pay the 5% in the first lot of payments paid with our loan so it was A OKAY :)

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Aimeh
May 01, 2009 5:09 pm
juliedihm
juliedihm
1 May 2009

GJ Gardner

GJ Gardner
NSW

Hi Mark, We are at planning stage with them. I read last night of "heartbroken" who had alot of trouble with them so was keen to see where she lives. I am dealing with one…

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juliedihm
May 01, 2009 6:18 pm
mheloy2
mheloy2
2 May 2009

Tarneit gardens

Tarneit gardens
VIC

Hi, Our land will be settled soon. do you think its wise to do a land survey again to check of the pegs are…

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mheloy2
May 02, 2009 10:50 am
brittany
brittany
2 May 2009

Timing moving out & demolition

Timing moving out & demolition

Oh the joys of building !!! And this is only the beginning. Keep your eyes on the prize - it will be worth it.

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brittany
May 02, 2009 7:34 pm
brittany
Casa2
Casa2
2 May 2009

How much does it cost to build a new home?

How much does it cost to build a new home?

Yes, I posed this question over two years ago. I'm learnt a lot since then.

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Casa2
May 02, 2009 11:24 pm
btherl
btherl
3 May 2009

been told to wait till after the contract

been told to wait till after the contract
VIC

Thanks for discussing this, it's interesting to us! We are signing the contract first before colour and electrical appointments, for the FHOG. Our reason though is that…

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btherl
May 03, 2009 3:10 am
btherl
lisanne
lisanne
3 May 2009

Practical Completion with Wincrest???? Urgent help please

Practical Completion with Wincrest???? Urgent help please
NSW

Do not make that final payment until you get your keys!!! Quite a few people have done final payment and got their keys with an agreed list of outstanding items that need…

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lisanne
May 03, 2009 10:54 am
C&D
C&D
3 May 2009

Our duplex has started...

Our duplex has started...

Our footings are all in now, not without drama of course, the concrete plant 'forgot' the last load of concrete. My husband was not impressed, especially as it was our…

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C&D
May 03, 2009 1:00 pm
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superbadz1
May 03, 2009 3:23 pm
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
3 May 2009

A question Blogs and builders.

A question Blogs and builders.

I stumbled across this site when I was looking for opinions about the builder I was thinking of using. I found one blog really helpful and it helped me make up my mind to…

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mrsnrub
May 03, 2009 7:06 pm
mishti
mishti
3 May 2009

Anyone aware of this?

Anyone aware of this?
1, 2

I spoke to my SC today and they are cutting length around 600mm. This will make our meals area really small. We decided to get our deposit back and they are happy to do so.

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mishti
May 03, 2009 8:16 pm
HomeImprovement
HomeImprovement
3 May 2009

Is this correct about downlights???

Is this correct about downlights???

Hi All, We just went for our electrical appointment (building with M in Melb) and when we asked that we just wanted standard batten points for…

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HomeImprovement
May 03, 2009 9:29 pm
HomeImprovement
kek
kek
3 May 2009

Am concerned our living areas will be too dark.

Am concerned our living areas will be too dark.

YES, the house will be a lot brighter and lighter once the plaster goes on. I remember thinking oh no!! It's so dark :( when our bricks were laid.…

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kek
May 03, 2009 10:53 pm
kek
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
3 May 2009

Anyone have pictures of Boral bricks?

Anyone have pictures of Boral bricks?

My blog has photos of the Jarrah with natural mortar

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TimmyDunlop
May 03, 2009 11:09 pm
bigred
bigred
3 May 2009

Uses for leftover bricks?

Uses for leftover bricks?
1, 2

Yeah, I'm surprised too, I'm…

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bigred
May 04, 2009 12:10 am
bigred
gb123
gb123
4 May 2009

Facade dilemma :)

Facade dilemma :)
VIC

Facade Dilemma - Even we had the same, but finally we sticked to the "Traditional Facade".. Because we wanted fancier facade, it will cost another 7-10 k ( according to…

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gb123
May 04, 2009 12:32 pm
Hels
Hels
4 May 2009

How many Post-Contract Variations

How many Post-Contract Variations

Wow, I'm glad it's not just me then :D Do variations generally add a lot of time to the build? Our variation for internal wall insulation…

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Hels
May 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Hels
gettingThere
gettingThere
4 May 2009

decorative columns

decorative columns

Ok got the collar prices. Not too bad at all actually! BELL COVE ORNATE PENCIL/R QUAD TWIN 195MM 53.33 53.33 87.75 48.04 62.93 61.62 250MM 56.37 60.95 96.92 50.87 34.47 64.13

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gettingThere
May 04, 2009 4:28 pm
claego
claego
4 May 2009

What house number is this? Help?

What house number is this? Help?
VIC

Hi erinleigh Give Council a call, you can confirm for sure I get my street number from them before it is published on this site :D

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claego
May 04, 2009 5:07 pm
chookchookchook
chookchookchook
4 May 2009

Underground On-site Detention

Underground On-site Detention
NSW

I got the builder to do it and mine will cost around 25K..... not cheap but what can you do.

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chookchookchook
May 04, 2009 5:10 pm
Nicci
Nicci
4 May 2009

Colourbond Fencing Perth WA

Colourbond Fencing Perth WA
WA

Hi, Our neighbour and us are looking for a reasonable priced fencing contractor for colourbond. Any help would be great. Thanks Nicci

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Nicci
May 04, 2009 5:35 pm
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
4 May 2009

RECIEVED Fixing invoice 3 days after the lockup invoice?????

RECIEVED Fixing invoice 3 days after the lockup invoice?????

Bec'n'Craig, Cardinal rule: Everything in writing. Do not call, email first then follow up with a call. This happened to us too and we're building with PD. We got…

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Back Pocket
May 04, 2009 10:54 pm
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
4 May 2009

Hopetoun - Timber floors

Hopetoun - Timber floors
VIC

I second Bel. Their timber prices are pretty steep. Shop around first.

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Back Pocket
May 04, 2009 11:02 pm
Tillie
Tillie
4 May 2009

Brick Mortar Sand

Brick Mortar Sand

Thanks very much Bluesteel for your reply :D My mind is at rest now, as I was getting a little worried... Just another question. How long does it take for the mortar to…

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Tillie
May 04, 2009 11:04 pm
kec2712
kec2712
4 May 2009

Building soon.....hopefully!

Building soon.....hopefully!
QLD

HI Jess, We are building at Kholo with a local builder who came very highly recommended. My husband works at Fernvale so I sort of know the area. When do you hope to…

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kec2712
May 04, 2009 11:10 pm
achk
achk
4 May 2009

Need Independent Inspector

Need Independent Inspector
VIC

I hope simonds is not creating any issues in getting an independent inspector for the final inspection... ::sad::

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achk
May 05, 2009 12:48 am
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
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