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danen75
danen75
6 March 2009

Contracts!

Contracts!

we were 2 and a half months from first visit to Council approval with Ownit here in Brisbane, and that included the Christmas close down period. Friend of Mine just went…

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danen75
Mar 06, 2009 12:46 pm
gumboots
gumboots
6 March 2009

PD Foxley 29

PD Foxley 29
VIC
1, 2

Thanks gumboots for clearing up my confusion with the floorplan... :shock: I can see why you wanted to make the alfresco bigger, man the original one…

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gumboots
Mar 06, 2009 1:20 pm
georgie
georgie
6 March 2009

PD - Hopetoun & National Tiles

PD - Hopetoun & National Tiles
VIC

They are nice! Pretty much what we are looking for too!! Hopefuly we find some in our range!

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georgie
Mar 06, 2009 1:53 pm
dflaks
dflaks
6 March 2009

Builders price for laying porcelain tiles...

Builders price for laying porcelain tiles...

600's Porcelain was about $45 sqm, but we went "rectified" tiles and they lumped on another $15sqm to lay them. Apparently rectified tiles require them to be more…

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dflaks
Mar 06, 2009 3:44 pm
willow04
willow04
6 March 2009

Has anyone built the Bridgeport 35

Has anyone built the Bridgeport 35
VIC

thanks everyone. I think it is definatly worth the 4000 or so to upgrade as it makes a big difference on the end result.

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willow04
Mar 06, 2009 3:51 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
6 March 2009

Handover Inspections

Handover Inspections

This is a building resource forum, not some sort of advertising campaign. And yes, Kevin has already built his name on the forum, maybe try another site. Its not an…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 06, 2009 6:47 pm
Salt&Pepper
Hels
Hels
6 March 2009

bargaining for better inclusions

bargaining for better inclusions

In my experience, if you find a good salesman they can usually pull a few strings. But bargaining something like $5000 worth of upgrades seems to be asking a bit much.…

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Hels
Mar 06, 2009 8:36 pm
Hels
billdsl
billdsl
6 March 2009

eaves and colourbond versus tiles

eaves and colourbond versus tiles

or the easy answer is eaves and colorbond :-)

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billdsl
Mar 06, 2009 8:44 pm
billdsl
Hels
Hels
6 March 2009

Deferred Work - Progress Payment Question

Deferred Work - Progress Payment Question

Ah ok. On our contract it has each progress payment with the exact figure of what we will be billed (based on our contract amount) aswell as what it is we are paying…

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Hels
Mar 06, 2009 9:18 pm
Hels
alfabeta
alfabeta
6 March 2009

Advice required on house plan sketches...

Advice required on house plan sketches...

Hi, Thankyou for your advice. Yes, I am not sure what i would do underneath the house. I do see it as valuable storage space and not a waste of the subfloor area. …

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alfabeta
Mar 06, 2009 10:20 pm
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
7 March 2009

Stamp duty payable on an untitled block??

Stamp duty payable on an untitled block??

Ok, I think this stuff will vary from state to state but we are in the ACT and it was exactly as principessa stated. We exchanged contracts on land (only) in Dec 07 and…

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enigma_brennan
Mar 07, 2009 2:44 am
enigma_brennan
doghouse
doghouse
7 March 2009

Brick Colours?

Brick Colours?

Just noticed your questions... our Vic Blue bricks have natural mortar which is "rolled (ironed)". That is the wording on our colour selection.

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doghouse
Mar 07, 2009 9:37 am
doghouse
ICK
ICK
7 March 2009

Would u go with a smaller, not well known builder?

Would u go with a smaller, not well known builder?

I'm so sorry to hear about that 4186anne, what a shocking experience that I wish noone has to go through! But you did say builders are not known for their integrity,…

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ICK
Mar 07, 2009 9:44 am
ICK
Our Dream
Our Dream
7 March 2009

Can you put a concrete slab on H soil?

Can you put a concrete slab on H soil?
WA

Hi good luck with it all i think you can overcome the price of the site costs if you A) feel good with the builder B) finance is all well you may find you have no…

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Our Dream
Mar 07, 2009 12:29 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 March 2009

Quantum Homes

Quantum Homes
VIC

A builder with a display home, but not a website. They need to move into the 20th Century!!!! And then consider entering this century.

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Casa2
Mar 07, 2009 3:52 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
7 March 2009

What should we be looking for & what questions should we

What should we be looking for & what questions should we

Well done Bluemetal your list brings it all back to me (built 4 before) here's a couple more ... *Tiger tails *Type of frame... steel/white timber/treated…

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Hanson61
Mar 07, 2009 4:55 pm
MKR
MKR
7 March 2009

Female construction supervisors

Female construction supervisors
VIC

We are building with PD soon,…

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MKR
Mar 07, 2009 4:57 pm
MKR
Hanson61
Hanson61
7 March 2009

building with avjennings...

building with avjennings...
1, 2

AVJ... Wow they are as old fashioned as the Austin 7 car... they are the only builder in Sydney that makes the Beechwood plans look good and they have 25yr design ideas…

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Hanson61
Mar 07, 2009 5:06 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
7 March 2009

Really high site costs! Anyone else?

Really high site costs! Anyone else?

I am sure I read in another thread A.V.J is in debt, and they are hoping to trade their way out because Australia has many more homes to build. Maybe some padding is…

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Onebuild
Mar 07, 2009 5:12 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
7 March 2009

Builders

Builders

Ahh ok, plan looks pretty good.

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 07, 2009 9:44 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
7 March 2009

PD 24/7

PD 24/7
VIC

Does…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 07, 2009 10:01 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
7 March 2009

Building with Carlisle- A very happy story.

Building with Carlisle- A very happy story.

Jen, I think our handover date might be pushed AGAIN! Dont want to explain now.. GRRRR :evil:

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 07, 2009 10:23 pm
Salt&Pepper
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
8 March 2009

Anyone had luck with bargaining? What did u bargain?

Anyone had luck with bargaining? What did u bargain?

Hi there, We bargained our block down by $30k and bargained the house down by $20k, so we are very happy with that saving!

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pinkfairymagic
Mar 08, 2009 3:04 pm
pinkfairymagic
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jspitz
Mar 08, 2009 5:38 pm
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
9 March 2009

Strathalbyn

Strathalbyn
SA

I hope your building goes really well Emma

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fitnhealthy
Mar 09, 2009 9:56 am
lisanne
lisanne
9 March 2009

Site Cut Question.

Site Cut Question.
VIC

All that should be included in your land contracts - it was in mine for mernda villages

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lisanne
Mar 09, 2009 3:50 pm
sajana.shah
sajana.shah
9 March 2009

Is this Cost resonable

Is this Cost resonable
VIC

Yes mostly for Laminates.. im planning to get them done later on... lets c how it goes...

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sajana.shah
Mar 09, 2009 4:03 pm
jamesb
jamesb
9 March 2009

Adding an Alfresco area vs patio

Adding an Alfresco area vs patio

We chose not to include an alfresco addition on our house. PD wanted 4.5k+ to add the fancy roof extension (and the price did not include concrete flooring) but with our…

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jamesb
Mar 09, 2009 6:06 pm
jamesb
Jaydeeh
Jaydeeh
9 March 2009

Anyone Building the Saville or a Single storey with EB?

Anyone Building the Saville or a Single storey with EB?
NSW

Aww we're in the same boat. Our land has a 1.4 metre fall and also have to have a split in the house plus garage step down. We were totally shocked too when we found out…

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Jaydeeh
Mar 09, 2009 7:48 pm
jamesb
jamesb
9 March 2009

How much do intercom systems (?) cost?

How much do intercom systems (?) cost?

Are these easy to install after handover - we are in a double story and didn't even…

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jamesb
Mar 09, 2009 9:09 pm
jamesb
wake_me
wake_me
9 March 2009

Powerpoints in the front yard

Powerpoints in the front yard

In my quote was a junction box for the rear of the house for a "just in case" scenario - and the sparky just looked at me and said the…

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wake_me
Mar 09, 2009 9:23 pm
wake_me
vivica7604
vivica7604
9 March 2009

Camalda Estate South Morang

Camalda Estate South Morang

We looked at Mill Park Lakes, but the blocks available at the time were small, within arms' length of power lines (or right near the massive great…

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vivica7604
Mar 09, 2009 9:58 pm
homemaker
homemaker
10 March 2009

can you hang a TV on the wall?

can you hang a TV on the wall?

They sell the brackets at the stores u buy the tv from, like clive p3ters.

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homemaker
Mar 10, 2009 10:33 am
andrew78m
andrew78m
10 March 2009

Tender back fall 1.8m what to do?

Tender back fall 1.8m what to do?

I have a smiliar fall at the front and my builder will be doing split level design. The idea behind this is that it lowers the site costs, and gets around council cut and…

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andrew78m
Mar 10, 2009 10:54 am
78xtc
78xtc
10 March 2009

Sunshine Coast - Plantation Homes

Sunshine Coast - Plantation Homes
QLD

Which consultant at Plantation are you going through? Im not sure if the Caboolture is still open but the guy there was…

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78xtc
Mar 10, 2009 11:58 am
dinga
dinga
10 March 2009

Plantation site supervisers - BRIS north

Plantation site supervisers - BRIS north
QLD

sorry but the house we built (castella) turned out really well and we couldnt be happier with it. We had a leak in the alfresco roof but the came out straight away and…

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dinga
Mar 10, 2009 4:24 pm
Minx
Minx
10 March 2009

Internal switch for garage door?

Internal switch for garage door?

I had my B&D panel lift door installed recently. Included in the bag with all the installation booklets, remotes etc was what looked like a light switch. I'm assuming that…

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Minx
Mar 10, 2009 5:14 pm
digga123
digga123
10 March 2009

Hot Water System for Double Storey

Hot Water System for Double Storey

The Rinnai SmartStart sounds like a good idea, however we have been quoted $2500 by the builder for it. I think we will make do with the Rinnai continuous HWS and that's that.

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digga123
Mar 10, 2009 5:51 pm
dflaks
dflaks
10 March 2009

Exterior Fans

Exterior Fans

For me it is all about keeping the insects away (Sydney). And a little bit of cooling during the summer months when needed.

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dflaks
Mar 10, 2009 6:19 pm
homemaker
homemaker
10 March 2009

Wardrobe solutions

Wardrobe solutions

Thats a good idea Rachelle :D I was just daydreaming about a new wardrobe today and how i would organise the inside :lol:

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homemaker
Mar 10, 2009 7:15 pm
Stormy
Stormy
10 March 2009

New Blog - Henley Properties - South Australia

New Blog - Henley Properties - South Australia
SA

Trust me, there will be lots of photos!!! If you can put up with all the waffling on my blog, then you can put up with anything! After a while blogging becomes very…

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Stormy
Mar 10, 2009 7:16 pm
Stormy
homemaker
homemaker
10 March 2009

Did u have to pay a deposit to get a quote/tender?

Did u have to pay a deposit to get a quote/tender?

Ok he said it was for a bore test and contour survey and i can take them with me if we go with another builder. sorry, the person who asked me before... no, there is no…

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homemaker
Mar 10, 2009 7:28 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
10 March 2009

Timber stair company for Canberra & thoughts on styles!

Timber stair company for Canberra & thoughts on styles!
ACT

BuildingACT those stairs are gorgeous :D I think I saw some like it on a Grand Designs episode one time. The lighting also ... just beautiful ...…

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BuildingACT
Mar 10, 2009 9:36 pm
Pugs
Pugs
11 March 2009

pre-wiring for intercom

pre-wiring for intercom

same time sparky is gong or r if yu have a specific guy doing phones / data point he can do it

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Pugs
Mar 10, 2009 11:09 pm
Pugs
M&M's
M&M's
11 March 2009

Council approval before land registration

Council approval before land registration
NSW

Hi Guys, I thought I'd finally add my 2 cents worth. I am building a Memphis 28 @ The Ponds. MKTodd: We bought a block…

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M&M's
Mar 11, 2009 11:10 am
rajjo7
rajjo7
11 March 2009

Please help !!! Shocking Site Cost

Please help !!! Shocking Site Cost

Hi Raj, How did it go eventually, what is the status?? curious to know as i have about 2 m fall on my land as well going to meet the NBG consultants with my quote…

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rajjo7
Mar 11, 2009 1:40 pm
Deepa
Deepa
11 March 2009

Need Help of Photoshop Experts!!!!!

Need Help of Photoshop Experts!!!!!

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will try to get something today

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Deepa
Mar 11, 2009 3:01 pm
iTalk
iTalk
11 March 2009

Plans - How long at Council? Whittlesea. How long Valid?

Plans - How long at Council? Whittlesea. How long Valid?
VIC

Does anybody know how long it'd take 'Hume' city council to get back to the builder ? :)

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iTalk
Mar 11, 2009 3:05 pm
iTalk


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