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D&SG
D&SG
22 April 2009

DA ref to rural fire service

DA ref to rural fire service
NSW

Currently our plans are in at the council in Lake Macquarie NSW. A bit late for us now but I have since found out that you can take your plans to the fire service and for…

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D&SG
Apr 22, 2009 4:20 pm
D&SG
winone2000
winone2000
22 April 2009

Variations and Profiteering

Variations and Profiteering

Hi, A good friend of mine built with Allcastle and they have been so so happy. She found their pricing to be more then reasonable and to be honest she believes she saved…

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winone2000
Apr 22, 2009 5:46 pm
Pixelated
Pixelated
22 April 2009

Stormwater to street

Stormwater to street

Do you live on the 'high' side of the street or the 'low' side? Your local Council's website should offer some guidance on these matters under a section relating to…

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Pixelated
Apr 22, 2009 7:22 pm
Pixelated

Had our meeting with site supervisor today. He has given us a 5 month build time! We will be happy with that, but believe it when we see it! The brickies are going great…

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zozzles23
Apr 22, 2009 8:25 pm
zozzles23
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
22 April 2009

No final price yet - sign contract?

No final price yet - sign contract?

Jinx MrsRose! Just saw your post here about the plans! Fingers crossed you can get through the CDC. We were all excited about to go through with it but we missed out by…

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buildingadreamhome
Apr 22, 2009 9:07 pm
buildingadreamhome
yvette72
yvette72
22 April 2009

Boral Woodstock bricks: category?

Boral Woodstock bricks: category?

you will find that the range can be different from state to state and could be under a different range ,in qld they are under the woodstock range.My parents had some…

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yvette72
Apr 22, 2009 9:10 pm
laurend
laurend
22 April 2009

Boral Port Philip bricks

Boral Port Philip bricks

anyone used these for their houses? it looks like the brick i really want are too expensive! do you have pics and what colour roof tiles, garage doors did you choose to…

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laurend
Apr 22, 2009 11:17 pm
laurend
King willy
King willy
22 April 2009

NBG do their builders use roof sarking?

NBG do their builders use roof sarking?
VIC

Thanks to all I guess that its not standard & will cost extra. I wonder about the other project builders. A whirly Bird how affective as compaired to Sarking??? I would…

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King willy
Apr 22, 2009 11:27 pm
King willy
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
22 April 2009

The story so far.... (pics)

The story so far.... (pics)
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Sarzy, I hadn't seen your thread until now- where have I been?? Like everyone says, your floor looks great, but I would have LOVED to have seen it as polished…

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JellyLegs
Apr 23, 2009 12:02 am
JellyLegs
jessica
jessica
22 April 2009

Any experience with Simonds,VIC

Any experience with Simonds,VIC
VIC

Hi There, Welcome to the forum. A number of forum members have built with or are currently building with Simonds.(Me included) Have read through the following threads…

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jessica
Apr 23, 2009 12:31 am
thlo
thlo
23 April 2009

who can be a guarantor?

who can be a guarantor?

Thanks so much everyone (esp thlo). The reality is that guarantor with a different lender is in a big too hard basket...we're changing…

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thlo
Apr 23, 2009 1:54 am
thlo
chuth77
chuth77
23 April 2009

Latest floor plans for Mt Barker build - ranch style (Mk 2)

Latest floor plans for Mt Barker build - ranch style (Mk 2)

Looking good Metter... Couple of things... The small nib wall left from removing the rumpus room door in the hallway, the nib on the kitchen side... I'd remove…

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chuth77
Apr 23, 2009 8:11 am
lisanne
lisanne
23 April 2009

Late arriving....Piering Costs

Late arriving....Piering Costs
NSW

Bugger Shaz! I too doubt that they would be able to prove the communication. I'm pretty sure that you would need to sign off on this kind of stuff, so unless they can…

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lisanne
Apr 23, 2009 8:56 am
slegger10
slegger10
23 April 2009

Best Builder in SA?

Best Builder in SA?
SA

Well thats an easy one Chris its Ford the best car to buy. :wink: I agree with you about the same pool of contractors but i think the acceptable stanards of work should be put…

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slegger10
Apr 23, 2009 10:35 am
Crissy82
Crissy82
23 April 2009

Has anyone built with Ausbuild or Allaince homes?

Has anyone built with Ausbuild or Allaince homes?
QLD

Maybe you had the other guy, he might be different. But we did tell him that we want to walk through and get a quote so we can see if its in our price range or not,…

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Crissy82
Apr 23, 2009 11:46 am
slegger10
slegger10
23 April 2009

Total NEWBIE Guide to Building your First Home available ??

Total NEWBIE Guide to Building your First Home available ??
NSW

The Timber Framing Code is very handy as well, think its about $76 from memory.

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slegger10
Apr 23, 2009 12:28 pm
Dani84
Dani84
23 April 2009

Help needed with choosing external colours!!

Help needed with choosing external colours!!
VIC

That's awesome guys thanks for your help, its all starting to feel a little less daunting now!! Cheers, Dani

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Dani84
Apr 23, 2009 12:33 pm
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
23 April 2009

What is a brick piers 230 x 350 ...?

What is a brick piers 230 x 350 ...?

I am also building a house, but with a different builder, (obviously diff design though), and my open plan area is much larger than hers with no pillars needed, which is…

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Mtuba2
Apr 23, 2009 1:10 pm
Mtuba2
ani
ani
23 April 2009

what is the cost of a colourbond roof instead of tiles?

what is the cost of a colourbond roof instead of tiles?
1, 2

I checked with my builder yesterday and he said sarking wasn't included but that it wouldn't be necessary in Perth anyway as it's not humid.

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ani
Apr 23, 2009 3:02 pm
ani
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
23 April 2009

How long from here 'till hand over??

How long from here 'till hand over??

Yeah, I think it's the puppy thing that I want more than anything else at the moment! I go for the occassional jog and lately have had to stop and chat to everyone…

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JellyLegs
Apr 23, 2009 3:05 pm
JellyLegs
Crissy82
Crissy82
23 April 2009

M3tricon ovens cooktops and rangehoods

M3tricon ovens cooktops and rangehoods

Aimeh, When we signed the contacts etc and started off the process, we were offered Baumatic appliances only. There was no mention of Technika. However when I went…

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Crissy82
Apr 23, 2009 3:44 pm
Jesstibb
Jesstibb
23 April 2009

End of first home buyers bonus

End of first home buyers bonus

Hopefully that means there will be some good deals for those of us that won't be competing with first home buyers in the new financial year.

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Jesstibb
Apr 23, 2009 4:30 pm
Jordann
Jordann
23 April 2009

Stamp duty question

Stamp duty question
NSW

Thanks principessa. This all makes more sense now.

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Jordann
Apr 23, 2009 4:31 pm
Jordann
house12
house12
23 April 2009

Is anytbody building with this builder?

Is anytbody building with this builder?
VIC

seb you are absolutely right! Its been a nightmare with the sales person we are dealing with at Glenvill. It was a mistake we signed with them. The sales man cannot even…

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house12
Apr 23, 2009 5:09 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
23 April 2009

Kit homes questions

Kit homes questions

Does a "kit home" refer to an off the shelf plan? I've been given a quote for the steel frame based on our floor plans, and they when they gave us the quote they referred…

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gettingThere
Apr 23, 2009 8:02 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
23 April 2009

Inspecting Building Construction Myself - Help?

Inspecting Building Construction Myself - Help?

I'm not a professional. Whilst I used an inspector to inspect my slab, I also had a good look myself. Being an amateur, I don't have a list of things to check. But when…

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ChrisL
Apr 23, 2009 8:24 pm
Snake
Snake
23 April 2009

Questions to ask referees

Questions to ask referees

I've ask a builder for he names of some people he has built homes for. He has obliged and given me 3 names of people who are happy to talk to…

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Snake
Apr 23, 2009 9:03 pm
Snake
Hels
Hels
23 April 2009

Please advise (house price after capped), Thanks!

Please advise (house price after capped), Thanks!

I think you would have to check that with your builder.

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Hels
Apr 23, 2009 9:46 pm
Hels
davidc
davidc
24 April 2009

Land Tax Innisfail Point Cook

Land Tax Innisfail Point Cook
VIC

Attached is our statment of adjustments from settlement as prepared by the conveyancer. Obviously ammounts will be slightly different but it…

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davidc
Apr 24, 2009 10:40 am
Lone Gunman
Lone Gunman
24 April 2009

Building the Display Home

Building the Display Home

The builder has agreed to rectify this problem. Here's why: QLD building contracts for domestic work must comply with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000. Section…

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Lone Gunman
Apr 24, 2009 10:41 am
kyton
kyton
24 April 2009

Maylands Manor is back!

Maylands Manor is back!
SA

Welcome back. I was wondering how your family was going. Congratulations on both Luke and your home.

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kyton
Apr 24, 2009 12:02 pm
kyton
slegger10
slegger10
24 April 2009

Steps before signing contract with the builder

Steps before signing contract with the builder
VIC

No wonderland not paying $30k of penalties. My original contract was $210k but i took off $30k at colour selection for the P.C. items so my final costings were $180k, but…

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slegger10
Apr 24, 2009 1:20 pm
wonderland
wonderland
24 April 2009

Setback Query

Setback Query

Sorry if this is abit off topic, but were you going for a house and land package at marriott waters? Did you get undervalued? If so, can I ask by how much? The siting of…

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wonderland
Apr 24, 2009 1:42 pm
wonderland
sparkle
sparkle
24 April 2009

Soil Test

Soil Test
VIC

Thanks for your advice, 3 weeks gosh! I have sent an email and no reply, I am geting really stressed as i cant afford the site costs to be over $10000 which we…

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sparkle
Apr 24, 2009 3:18 pm
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mw017
Apr 24, 2009 4:10 pm
KT+2
KT+2
24 April 2009

Building a new home with AV Jennings

Building a new home with AV Jennings
VIC

Yeah, the customer service!!! I emailed them twice asking for some information (because the info on their website is missing), 2 months ago! I am still waiting for a reply...... :roll:

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KT+2
Apr 24, 2009 4:11 pm

Hope this helps ! Our bricks are Boral blackheath : Moroka finish (render)…

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Southies
Apr 24, 2009 6:38 pm
Southies
brittany
brittany
24 April 2009

Retaining wall issue

Retaining wall issue

We made the same assumption and have the same problem. Ours is harder though because at the rear of the property and hard to access.

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brittany
Apr 24, 2009 6:54 pm
brittany
CiNnY
CiNnY
24 April 2009

How difficult to change a CSC?

How difficult to change a CSC?
1, 2

Just a tip when sending email to your SS or CSC, whenever I send a email I select the delivery…

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CiNnY
Apr 24, 2009 7:00 pm
bel
bel
24 April 2009

House Plans: How long should they take???

House Plans: How long should they take???

Hi Pix, Thank god - it's better than nothing!!! Can you enlarge the plans at your local library/newsagency to work off over the weekend. Bel

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bel
Apr 24, 2009 7:35 pm
bel
kexkez
kexkez
24 April 2009

Anyone heard of this rebate?

Anyone heard of this rebate?

all very well in the ES. I guess this is an example of where frame houses are good. We started negotiated to build as soon as our land offer was accepted and before…

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kexkez
Apr 24, 2009 8:59 pm
kexkez
andy_min
andy_min
24 April 2009

How long to get your land contract?

How long to get your land contract?

Solicitor finally recieved my land contract today only took 20 days!!!! :: :: :: Seems it kept getting "lost in the mail" ::frown:: Now my 21 days to exchange is ticking, might go…

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andy_min
Apr 25, 2009 12:13 am
andy_min
bigred
bigred
25 April 2009

Eaves, whats the advantages & disadvantage of them?

Eaves, whats the advantages & disadvantage of them?

It's nice to be recognised for my brilliance every now and then. :-)

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bigred
Apr 25, 2009 2:04 am
bigred
bigred
bigred
25 April 2009

Latest floor plans - Mk3

Latest floor plans - Mk3

I'm not sure how it…

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bigred
Apr 25, 2009 1:23 pm
bigred
loretta
loretta
25 April 2009

quantity surveyor??

quantity surveyor??
NSW

Hi Mike There is another post similar to this in the owner builder forum. We are in the same position eg. designed a house and want a true cost. QS's do not come cheap.…

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loretta
Apr 25, 2009 3:13 pm
loretta
gettingThere
gettingThere
25 April 2009

Why is it so difficult to find a plumber for new houses? :S

Why is it so difficult to find a plumber for new houses? :S

Have found two plumbers now, both were recommended by family members. Would still like to get a few more quotes but never realised how difficult this would be :S

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gettingThere
Apr 25, 2009 6:57 pm
themax
themax
25 April 2009

Change colour of Gliderol Sectional Overhead Garage Door?

Change colour of Gliderol Sectional Overhead Garage Door?
SA

We had this problem and ended up changing the render colour to Paperbark so the garage would match. We wanted the seamless colour look by having them both the same colour.…

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themax
Apr 25, 2009 8:37 pm
themax
malik
malik
25 April 2009

M3tricon Santorini Plantation

M3tricon Santorini Plantation
VIC

Hi fellow santorini builders, I have just started a new thread "need help with facade" and would really appreciate your input. malik

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malik
Apr 25, 2009 10:51 pm


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