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woodsey
woodsey
1 April 2009

12 month Maintenance checks

12 month Maintenance checks

With us its three months! put in our list a month back have an apt two weeks time, l put down things like hair line crack! Let you know if it gets fixed, but my advise if…

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woodsey
Apr 01, 2009 1:28 pm
shazburger
shazburger
1 April 2009

Corner Treatment Ideas

Corner Treatment Ideas
VIC

we have a corner block and only had to add a couple of windows and render... we asked PD to do the minimum and see what we could get away with... can never hurt... the…

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shazburger
Apr 01, 2009 7:17 pm
shazburger
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russell
Apr 01, 2009 7:43 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
1 April 2009

Building with PD – pray for tomorrow's contract signning....

Building with PD – pray for tomorrow's contract signning....
VIC

2: covenant cost. Builder wouldn't break it down and tell us what it is for each item. Althgough they did alter the value of estate covenant…

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hysterical1144
Apr 01, 2009 8:34 pm
sarahq
sarahq
1 April 2009

Skylights! Central Courtyard!!

Skylights! Central Courtyard!!

thats alright... glad i could actually help someone!! lol :z:

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sarahq
Apr 01, 2009 8:46 pm
sarahq
melanie02
melanie02
1 April 2009

Our new house at Mt Compass, SA

Our new house at Mt Compass, SA
SA

Hi Jim,Adel and Shane :D Yes our contractor was Paul Bushell,I,m not sure what areas he does,but he did a great job and if you want me to pm you his number let me know :D

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melanie02
Apr 01, 2009 9:16 pm
The Frizzies
The Frizzies
1 April 2009

Yet another plan for your comments, please!

Yet another plan for your comments, please!
SA
1, 2

Howdy! :D This forum is definitely addictive! Hi Andronicus! Thanks for your advice! I've allowed 1000mm width & 4000mm length for the staircase. For the central hallway…

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The Frizzies
Apr 01, 2009 10:12 pm
The Frizzies
Emma
Emma
1 April 2009

Strathalbyn build SA. Bricks nearly finished Woo Hoo

Strathalbyn build SA. Bricks nearly finished Woo Hoo
SA

They are building with Sterling, pretty sure they had to build with them (house and Land package). i think the council is having issues with drainage (affecting 2 or 3…

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Emma
Apr 01, 2009 10:51 pm
tilly
tilly
2 April 2009

PD customers: Anyone with sarking and tiles??

PD customers: Anyone with sarking and tiles??
VIC

I'd take this matter further/higher. We got quoted $6,000 to upgrade to Colorbond gutters and fascia, which seemed ridiculously high knowing what others paid. When we…

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tilly
Apr 01, 2009 11:09 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
2 April 2009

timber treatment, please help-wisdom homes

timber treatment, please help-wisdom homes

Termites are a major issue to consider when building a house ... a treated termite resisted pine frame is the least you should consider ...anything less is a real gamble…

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Hanson61
Apr 02, 2009 6:59 am
kyton
kyton
2 April 2009

Poly versus Copper

Poly versus Copper

DH and I were only talking about this yesterday. His parents built a home 8yrs ago. If you use the bathroom whilst someone is in the bedroom next door - it sounds like a…

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kyton
Apr 02, 2009 9:06 am
kyton
Guest
2 April 2009

Does your mortar line up vertically??

Does your mortar line up vertically??

Just keep in mind not all bricks are the same size. They can sometimes vary by + - 10mm. As long as there are not too many of these in a row it is considered within tolerance.

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Guest
Apr 02, 2009 10:57 am
kirsada
kirsada
2 April 2009

Electrical Layout question

Electrical Layout question

Thanks - I probably should have worked that out myself ;)

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kirsada
Apr 02, 2009 11:53 am
kirsada

Extra Eletrical, TV, Phone Points ???

Extra Eletrical, TV, Phone Points ???

I think this is pretty standard practice. We got the subbies to do 6 extra power points and we paid him cash on the…

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building.our.first.house
Apr 02, 2009 12:55 pm
building.our.first.house
joles
joles
2 April 2009

Terracotta roof tiles...perfect tile!!!

Terracotta roof tiles...perfect tile!!!
1, 2, 3

I have ended up with a builder that uses a company that doesn't have a Terracotta tile in a profile I can use. So I'm stuck with concrete.... oh well! :)

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joles
Apr 02, 2009 3:51 pm
joles
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 April 2009

Building on stumps - anyone done it?

Building on stumps - anyone done it?
VIC

Building on piers isn't that uncomon these days. The benefits are great - access to pipes and ducting etc as stated. Its much better for keeping termites out too.…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 02, 2009 5:48 pm
Dukekamaya
iTalk
iTalk
2 April 2009

I need a help- PD-Brick color

I need a help- PD-Brick color
VIC

I'm thinking of buying Cat1 bricks and standard mortar, then render the entire house. We might do the front for a start, then we do the entire house later once we move in.…

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iTalk
Apr 02, 2009 6:24 pm
iTalk
GSK
GSK
2 April 2009

Should we put a door on the Rumpus/HT Room?

Should we put a door on the Rumpus/HT Room?
VIC
1, 2

Ok, I've found it!! I have a feeling there was an error on the inclusions list as the brand is William Russell (never heard of it?!) not Corinthian.…

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GSK
Apr 02, 2009 6:44 pm
bigred
bigred
3 April 2009

Process for connecting a new phone/cable/foxtel

Process for connecting a new phone/cable/foxtel

That's bad enough, isn't it? :-) They only had to send a guy out…

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bigred
Apr 02, 2009 11:58 pm
bigred
da68za
da68za
3 April 2009

What is AV J like?

What is AV J like?
QLD
1, 2

Could people say what state they are in ... As i can assurer you dealing with a company in different states is like dealing with a entirely separate company ...

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da68za
Apr 03, 2009 5:16 am
da68za
pinkladyloo
pinkladyloo
3 April 2009

Itemised costs in the tender or quotation

Itemised costs in the tender or quotation
NSW

Doesn't sound right Rivercup, (as I posted elsewhere for a similar question) A tender is a presentation of the breakdown of costs of the site costs through to the build…

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pinkladyloo
Apr 03, 2009 11:27 am
artstitches
artstitches
3 April 2009

No tender because choosing fixed site cost?

No tender because choosing fixed site cost?

Hi 3win, We skipped tender stage and went straight to contract and will never do it again or recommend it ! When we went for our contract…

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artstitches
Apr 03, 2009 11:58 am
artstitches
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
3 April 2009

To do or not to do???

To do or not to do???

They have already stated that there is NO room to add a small hand basin and the bathroom is directly…

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pinkfairymagic
Apr 03, 2009 1:05 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
3 April 2009

How do valuers' come to their decision?

How do valuers' come to their decision?

Oh crap I'm so nervous about this valuation! We are living in a very rural area where there arn't ANY houses that even come close to what we are…

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pinkfairymagic
Apr 03, 2009 1:10 pm
pinkfairymagic
brittany
brittany
3 April 2009

Tiling and grout- what is the norm??

Tiling and grout- what is the norm??

We selected white grout to go with our dark floor tiles. The builder rang me a week ago and asked me if I was mad and did I want to spend my life rewhitening grout with…

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brittany
Apr 03, 2009 2:24 pm
brittany
kexkez
kexkez
3 April 2009

In these times, whats a safe and fair payment schedule??

In these times, whats a safe and fair payment schedule??

we were able to renegotiate to a larger final percentage. BUT only because we considered walking after a huge markup on our expected earth works of nearly 20k or so over…

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kexkez
Apr 03, 2009 8:38 pm
kexkez
Minx
Minx
3 April 2009

4 those far down the line-Wot would u have done Differently?

4 those far down the line-Wot would u have done Differently?

I learned never to visit the 2 million dollar houses that your partner is building, and when you do a walk through of said house and see that the kitchen bench tops are…

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Minx
Apr 03, 2009 8:51 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
3 April 2009

National Builders Group or Master_line homes?

National Builders Group or Master_line homes?

We too are building with NBG, As per previous poster, please do you research on the assigned builder as NBG assigns an independent builder to do the job and your contract…

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blessedpeople
Apr 03, 2009 10:32 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
3 April 2009

Which side for lightswitch?

Which side for lightswitch?

Hi James, As we're also building with NBG and your construction seems to have started about 2 months before ours. When is your expected end date? thanks,

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blessedpeople
Apr 03, 2009 10:35 pm
blessedpeople
gaga
gaga
4 April 2009

Certificate of occupancy

Certificate of occupancy
VIC

thanks Anthea i will try those guy tomorrow or monday haha....i'm not stressed...i would have been happy living here like this if only the other half talked about him may…

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gaga
Apr 03, 2009 11:09 pm
bradsjames
bradsjames
4 April 2009

homesnow - melbourne

homesnow - melbourne

That is cheap. Make sure they have allowed for enough concrete in the slab as you may get hit with a large extra straight away.

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bradsjames
Apr 03, 2009 11:14 pm
starlet
starlet
4 April 2009

Our build with SPH

Our build with SPH
WA
1, 2

Thanks thorney! Funny isn't it, sometimes I look at the carpet and worry I bought it too dark! haha! We don't have much decent furniture in the carpeted rooms yet, it's…

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starlet
Apr 04, 2009 12:16 am
kek
kek
4 April 2009

When did they put your applicances etc in??

When did they put your applicances etc in??

Ours were all done the same day - it would have been a couple of days after handover, except that didn't suit us (we needed the floorboards down before the stove could go…

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kek
Apr 04, 2009 5:43 am
kek
serge44
serge44
4 April 2009

Ivadale Lakes- Caloundra

Ivadale Lakes- Caloundra
QLD

a bloke at work has a block there that settled this week - I'll let him know where to find you..... :D

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serge44
Apr 04, 2009 8:15 am
serge44
Annelies
Annelies
4 April 2009

Survey - Boundery Pegs missing

Survey - Boundery Pegs missing

From the builder we've got the reply that it is the Surveyer who does not want to position the house without ALL PEGS in place. Even the Building Manager of Coral Homes…

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Annelies
Apr 04, 2009 8:48 am
Annelies
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
4 April 2009

Whats everone paying for the follow???

Whats everone paying for the follow???

Batten light fitting: $46.80 double power point: $46.80 TV plug : 4 included in price (didn't need…

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pinkfairymagic
Apr 04, 2009 7:56 pm
pinkfairymagic
Casa2
Casa2
5 April 2009

Penalty Clauses on Building Contracts- R they standard ?

Penalty Clauses on Building Contracts- R they standard ?

Liquidated damages should be for the same amount that the place you're building would rent out for. This is your damages.

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Casa2
Apr 05, 2009 10:14 am
Macy
Macy
5 April 2009

LIST of Everything which Should/Could be included with House

LIST of Everything which Should/Could be included with House

I'm sorry if I'm repeating anything (and I KNOW I'll think of something else as soon as I press submit! :lol: ) rangehood clothesline toilet roll holder soap/shampoo…

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Macy
Apr 05, 2009 10:39 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
5 April 2009

Home Loan Ignorance - Land & House

Home Loan Ignorance - Land & House

We are with CBA our land settled last year so we have a loan for that of which we are paying intrest and principle. We have now applied for a construction loan of which…

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CiNnY
Apr 05, 2009 10:42 am
coolmate
coolmate
5 April 2009

watch today tonight ,,,ie builders going under

watch today tonight ,,,ie builders going under

I missed this episode.. :( Is this available online maybe in youtube?

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coolmate
Apr 05, 2009 11:08 am
FrasheR
FrasheR
5 April 2009

whole of house water purifier

whole of house water purifier

No problems. I believe you may need a plumber because you'd want the filter to go across the mains. Just check with the people from that site, they'll get you in the right…

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FrasheR
Apr 05, 2009 2:50 pm
kirsada
kirsada
5 April 2009

Need help with colours

Need help with colours

Have picked our internal colours...a bit different to previous ideas but still with the Black Onyx kitchen benchtop!! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=14485

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kirsada
Apr 05, 2009 3:49 pm
kirsada
malik
malik
5 April 2009

Need help with kitchen layout - comments welcome!

Need help with kitchen layout - comments welcome!

Thanks for all your inputs. Joles - you are right, I actually visited their tarneit display today and chelsea has the same layout too as the grandview you mentioned. so…

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malik
Apr 05, 2009 5:58 pm
FireFox
FireFox
5 April 2009

Solar Hot Water System Rebate

Solar Hot Water System Rebate

so when i knock down and rebuild and 'replace'…

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FireFox
Apr 05, 2009 10:24 pm
FireFox
anthea
anthea
5 April 2009

Who had the longest house build?

Who had the longest house build?

It feels like me, (but I'm sure there are worse) :roll: start to lock up (mid July08- end Oct08).... lock up to completion.... end Oct to now and still counting. so 8…

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anthea
Apr 05, 2009 11:02 pm

Is there such a thing as a full glass internal bi-fold door, with just a timber strip around the outside like external type…

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wonderland
Apr 05, 2009 11:50 pm
wonderland
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
6 April 2009

Reviews about Clarendon - check before you sign up with them

Reviews about Clarendon - check before you sign up with them

i dont know if i trust product review. :th: :th: I wrote a good report on Clarendon as we have no problems…

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mellybuilding
Apr 06, 2009 9:04 am
mellybuilding


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