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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
purpleninja
purpleninja
10 May 2009

What to look out for in final construction drawings?

What to look out for in final construction drawings?

My house has a 2440 sliding door included as standard in the dinning area, however the builder put 1880 instead on the plan... if i didn't check…

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purpleninja
May 10, 2009 5:41 pm
aussie_dan
aussie_dan
10 May 2009

Independent building inspector - Northern suburbs Melbourne

Independent building inspector - Northern suburbs Melbourne
VIC

Buy wise building & pest have done a good job for me so far, pretty reasonable prices.. Yeh its definitely worth the cost for an inspection, considering the large…

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aussie_dan
May 10, 2009 7:30 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
10 May 2009

Can you connect multiple rainwater tanks just at the bottom?

Can you connect multiple rainwater tanks just at the bottom?
1, 2

you can have three sets of drainage control they will all over flow if all the top outlets are the same height.. though you could plumb…

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purpleninja
May 10, 2009 7:54 pm
Falconbrook
Falconbrook
10 May 2009

Kids, Vagrants etc Messing with House during Construction

Kids, Vagrants etc Messing with House during Construction

I was having a Mother's Day lunch at a local waterside restaurant today when my new neighbours came up and spoke to me. Their young son is really pleased that my drive has…

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Falconbrook
May 10, 2009 8:44 pm

It happens all the time. I'd guess that at least a quarter of the houses around here have had one or more pipes moved. Perhaps tape measures are in…

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mellybuilding
May 10, 2009 10:07 pm
mellybuilding
LUS
LUS
10 May 2009

Need help!

Need help!
VIC

purpleninja, thanks for your research, and I will PM some of them on homeone.

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LUS
May 10, 2009 11:09 pm
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
10 May 2009

Help - pics needed of Porter Davis Standard staircase

Help - pics needed of Porter Davis Standard staircase
VIC

Anyone have any pics they can share of what a standard staircase looks like? We hear it's mdf...but some pics would be good to help us make our decision. Thanks!

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overwhelmed
May 10, 2009 11:55 pm
nelly
nelly
11 May 2009

Help!! I think I want these colours???

Help!! I think I want these colours???

Hi, I have been tearing my hair out trying to finalise my colours for our house that my partner and I will be building. We will be using this house as a holiday house…

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nelly
May 11, 2009 5:24 am
ozzroo
ozzroo
11 May 2009

Inspection covers in two storey homes & earth works

Inspection covers in two storey homes & earth works

excellent views of the glasshouse there... envious !! I'd agree with you on the batter. At 1:4 or 1m drop for every 4 metres distance off the back of your patio, there…

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ozzroo
May 11, 2009 11:14 am
Nicci
Nicci
11 May 2009

Our plans

Our plans

Congrats, The house plan is lovely. Nice and big. Look forward to the progress Nicci

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Nicci
May 11, 2009 11:51 am
summergrace
summergrace
11 May 2009

GT's Home Journey - Advertising commenced!

GT's Home Journey - Advertising commenced!

Hi summergrace, I don't hink you can change the post title any more, as it is over 240mins old (I think that's the…

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summergrace
May 11, 2009 1:19 pm
littlechook
littlechook
11 May 2009

Do you regret not getting the higher ceilings say 9 foot ?

Do you regret not getting the higher ceilings say 9 foot ?
1, 2

We did the 8"6" and I deeply regret it, wish we'd done the 9" but the day we had to confirm we wanted the higher celings we had already added $60 000 worth I said enough…

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littlechook
May 11, 2009 4:21 pm
Nicci
Nicci
11 May 2009

What do you think - The Left over bricks..

What do you think - The Left over bricks..
WA

Thanks everyone for replys.. Ive spoken to few friends/family who are building too and they all get to keep their leftover bricks so i didnt know what to think. I wish i…

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Nicci
May 11, 2009 5:27 pm
tkapadia
tkapadia
11 May 2009

Boutique Homes

Boutique Homes
VIC

Urbayne have been great to me...from a pricing perspective they are probably slightly more expensive (I did not get a price from Bouique so cannot comment onj a direct…

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tkapadia
May 11, 2009 6:09 pm
simpson
simpson
11 May 2009

STUDY with BIR or without BIR

STUDY with BIR or without BIR
1, 2

Great solution :: I would make one extra change though. By doing this, you get a whole wall for the bedhead in bedroom 4. Just seems to allow…

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simpson
May 11, 2009 11:17 pm
hermyleen
hermyleen
12 May 2009

Practical Completion and Final Walk through whats the diff?

Practical Completion and Final Walk through whats the diff?

hadn't even thought about the COO, would the bank need this before they release the funds for the final payment? so I need to get the COO before or at settlement? is it…

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hermyleen
May 12, 2009 11:34 am
hermyleen
Cleishy
Cleishy
12 May 2009

Builder recommendations - Melbourne

Builder recommendations - Melbourne
VIC

Imac, I am building with Riviera Homes and they will look at custom designs, I am building in Doreen. I work in Real Estate and also sell their homes. They do Fixed Price,…

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Cleishy
May 12, 2009 12:14 pm
Cleishy
clath
clath
12 May 2009

Now I feel like we are getting somewhere!!!!

Now I feel like we are getting somewhere!!!!
VIC

Are you having any feature walls? it seems like a lot of white inside. Whenever I think of white walls I am like this --->…

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clath
May 12, 2009 2:47 pm
clath
Hels
Hels
12 May 2009

whose thread

whose thread
VIC

I knew who you meant straight away, as I was blown away with the beautiful bedrooms decor and I love the built-in entertainment unit in the family room. Certainly a house…

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Hels
May 12, 2009 2:59 pm
Hels
hills_builder
hills_builder
12 May 2009

House Design with Ensuites in all Bedrooms

House Design with Ensuites in all Bedrooms
NSW

Not too sure if Sydney has Porter Davis - but they definately have homes with ensuites (I think they have a few different…

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hills_builder
May 12, 2009 4:19 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
12 May 2009

Tiles question?

Tiles question?

Ill see if i can find a pic of someone standing in the hallway so you can a shot of the main floor tiles next to the bathroom floor tiles. :D

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mellybuilding
May 12, 2009 6:40 pm
mellybuilding
Louise4499
Louise4499
12 May 2009

Adenbrook (Qld) has changed their range.

Adenbrook (Qld) has changed their range.
QLD

Another Adenbrook fan here. We have built two houses with them - our first (a Riviera 34) was back when they were starting out (we were…

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Louise4499
May 12, 2009 7:39 pm
bnik
bnik
12 May 2009

External drainage issue

External drainage issue

Hi everyone. Along with our mortar issue, we're also having some plumbing/dainage issues with our builder. Again, I was hopeful for some feedback/advice if…

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bnik
May 12, 2009 9:54 pm
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
12 May 2009

Build time of 324 days in the contract? sounds REASONABLE???

Build time of 324 days in the contract? sounds REASONABLE???
1, 2

The build time guarantee's are generally only if you make no modifications to the plans and an M class slab is needed. PD do a 20 week one but…

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TimmyDunlop
May 12, 2009 10:34 pm
King willy
King willy
12 May 2009

How many course in a feet?

How many course in a feet?

Good one Helyn I was thinking you are still in the build process. :lol: Lol Sounds like you got a good deal on the brick over & the 9” ceilings. I guess if you go with a…

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King willy
May 13, 2009 12:01 am
King willy
chuth77
chuth77
13 May 2009

Compaction Reports

Compaction Reports

How much cut and fill was there?

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chuth77
May 13, 2009 8:15 am
bnik
bnik
13 May 2009

Mortar issue

Mortar issue

Thank you Claego for your post. It was quite a relief to hear that someone else had a similar issue AND it had been resolved successfully. I PM'd you asking for the…

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bnik
May 13, 2009 11:41 am
kranskydan
kranskydan
13 May 2009

New Build - legal type advice needed.

New Build - legal type advice needed.
SA

Hi all, thanks for the help. it came down to adjusting the pitch of the roof and adding a small bit of wood about the entrance to the portico!! We spent hrs on the phone…

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kranskydan
May 13, 2009 12:35 pm
kranskydan
laura2009
laura2009
13 May 2009

Advertising Timber Frame for Removal in SA

Advertising Timber Frame for Removal in SA
SA

My brother in law did this. Advertised in the advertiser or trading post. Unfortunately the person who had agreed (verbally) to remove the house and any associated…

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laura2009
May 13, 2009 2:26 pm
jarzme
jarzme
13 May 2009

Feedback on Clarendon

Feedback on Clarendon
NSW

Dont build with clarendon Read other threads and be grateful for narrow escape happy to share my bad experiences with any interested For sanity, dont build with clarendon

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jarzme
May 13, 2009 5:23 pm
hetfield_86
hetfield_86
13 May 2009

Can anyone help? Going to look at some land.

Can anyone help? Going to look at some land.

Ask if there are any covenants placed on the land as well.

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hetfield_86
May 13, 2009 5:57 pm
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hetfield_86
May 13, 2009 6:01 pm
Rachelle
Rachelle
13 May 2009

another 'any suggestions/comments on floor plan' post

another 'any suggestions/comments on floor plan' post
QLD

I'm not sure about that study, I think it might be unpleasant to work in a hallway? I think I'd add that space to either WIR or WIP. I'm not sure about the ensuite being…

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Rachelle
May 13, 2009 10:41 pm
Nightshade
Nightshade
13 May 2009

Stressing over sewer and water connection

Stressing over sewer and water connection

Got my design and quote for install back today. It's close to 14k for the sewer point just to the front of the driveway..then we still have to get it to the house! We can…

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Nightshade
May 13, 2009 11:24 pm
Sierra
Sierra
13 May 2009

3d computer program for layperson house design

3d computer program for layperson house design

I have used Better Homes & Gardens, Home Designer Suite 8.0. Easy to use with 3d visualisation. Can do exterior/interior/landscaping/decking etc. heres a link:

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Sierra
May 13, 2009 11:29 pm
Sierra
TimmyDunlop
TimmyDunlop
13 May 2009

Is this a bad time to build?

Is this a bad time to build?
VIC

Virgin-builder is absolutely correct. There's always something somewhere in the process that makes people want to give up. Weather it's hassles from the bank / land…

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TimmyDunlop
May 14, 2009 12:47 am

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