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cynarion
cynarion
4 February 2009

PD/Alfresco Slab

PD/Alfresco Slab
VIC
1, 2

Yeah, we recalled seeing a slab under the decking at the display home in Berwick, but when the slab was poured, no slab in the alfresco out the back. We double-checked the…

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cynarion
Feb 04, 2009 10:10 am
cynarion
smeagol
smeagol
4 February 2009

HIA building contract for VIC

HIA building contract for VIC
VIC

its $10 bucks from the site i think.

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smeagol
Feb 04, 2009 12:53 pm
smeagol
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JohnAndTarin
Feb 04, 2009 3:32 pm
JohnAndTarin
brittany
brittany
4 February 2009

Picking a builder that won't go broke....

Picking a builder that won't go broke....

Also maybe do a search on www.abr.gov.au - type in their abn number. It will tell you how long they've been registered for GST. If it is only a couple of years it may be…

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brittany
Feb 04, 2009 5:05 pm
brittany
gbates
gbates
4 February 2009

Thinking of building with * or Easy Living

Thinking of building with * or Easy Living
WA

Hi Justin My girlfriend and I are attempting to build with Content Living right now, mostly for the same reasons you mentioned - the good designs and the good…

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gbates
Feb 04, 2009 7:50 pm
donuts
donuts
4 February 2009

Garage door automation & Home alarm system?

Garage door automation & Home alarm system?

Our security system has been installed. It's a 'Hills' one; we got the base unit, 5 sensors, a panic button & external blue flashy light installed for $1005. So far…

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donuts
Feb 04, 2009 8:49 pm
donuts
vishalpatel612
vishalpatel612
4 February 2009

Carpet is down BEFORE paint, tiles & timber floor finish

Carpet is down BEFORE paint, tiles & timber floor finish

This would have to be one of the most incompetent mistakes I have heard about for a while. I would also hate to think what…

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vishalpatel612
Feb 04, 2009 8:57 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
4 February 2009

Should we get building contract looked at by solicitors?

Should we get building contract looked at by solicitors?
1, 2

Thanks every one! I think we will see whats the contract looks like and if there is anything iffy then we will take it to be checked. Doubt there will be though! Ive…

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suenmatt
Feb 04, 2009 9:34 pm
Mr Smith
Mr Smith
4 February 2009

What would you do???

What would you do???
WA

haha not to worri her partner (me) will be in perth to watch the building, and working in the construction industry i work with builders and supervisors on site all the…

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Mr Smith
Feb 04, 2009 10:09 pm
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thlo
Feb 04, 2009 10:55 pm
thlo
beegeers
beegeers
5 February 2009

building on sloping block

building on sloping block
VIC

Hi vishalpatel612 If ur still looking for a builder Our builder is based in Warragul but we visited one of their homes which was built on a sloping block So far we…

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beegeers
Feb 05, 2009 6:21 am
beegeers
beegeers
5 February 2009

Colorbond Patios...how much....?

Colorbond Patios...how much....?
QLD

Alfresco Roof - Builder was using colorbond and we used flat roof tiles in lieu of colorbond Size is 9m by 3m and it cost us 6,300

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beegeers
Feb 05, 2009 6:40 am
flicka
flicka
5 February 2009

How long does it take to exchange contracts?

How long does it take to exchange contracts?

Thanks for replying. I went through an agent. I'll give the conveyancer a call at the end of the week if theres been no contact. Major dramas have unfolded though with the…

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flicka
Feb 05, 2009 8:04 am
Ames84
Ames84
5 February 2009

Any good solicitor or conveyancer in sydney?

Any good solicitor or conveyancer in sydney?
NSW

Hi Steve, Depending on what area you are in, I can recommend the Conveyancer that we are using. His name is Mark Buckland, from Buckland Legal (his own…

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Ames84
Feb 05, 2009 8:33 am
Ames84
nh
nh
5 February 2009

have you been hit by a council "Assets Inspection Repor

have you been hit by a council "Assets Inspection Repor

Hi, everyone, just to update on this issue:- after the help from all of you, i emailed my csc and she called and said just send the council notice to them, amd said…

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nh
Feb 05, 2009 9:06 am
stevep79
stevep79
5 February 2009

Federal Government Insulation

Federal Government Insulation

They said on the radio this morning houses pre 2004! may not be going through at all now that the Liberials have decided to vote against the…

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stevep79
Feb 05, 2009 10:39 am
stevep79
reneegogh
reneegogh
5 February 2009

Can you work out something with Sales Consultants ?

Can you work out something with Sales Consultants ?

With our builder, the guy in the sales office is a licensed architect so he's fantastic…

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reneegogh
Feb 05, 2009 12:16 pm
reneegogh
reneegogh
5 February 2009

Alfresco

Alfresco
1, 2, 3, 4

Can I count $330/sqm? Does it include the…

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reneegogh
Feb 05, 2009 12:23 pm
Bam
Bam
5 February 2009

Fence questions

Fence questions

I may as well put my question in this thread instead of starting a new one. My land contract says my fence has to be a specific colour (Grey…

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Bam
Feb 05, 2009 12:42 pm
Bam
hunts01
hunts01
5 February 2009

First home with a tight budget?

First home with a tight budget?
1, 2

Have you thought about building a smaller home, seems everyone these days is pre occupied with having a 40sq house. Unless you have a huge family I can't see why people…

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hunts01
Feb 05, 2009 12:51 pm
claego
claego
5 February 2009

Lock up stage to handover

Lock up stage to handover

I am at lock up too (actually pass fixing stage at the same time), my SS said that from now, he only has 5 weeks to complete the house, then PCI, and another week or 2 for…

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claego
Feb 05, 2009 2:14 pm
Jess09
Jess09
5 February 2009

My first post... our first home

My first post... our first home

hi there! my vote is with jellylegs, i am a first home builder and building with cor@l aswell, they are allowing me to have a number of things done by external contractors…

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Jess09
Feb 05, 2009 3:46 pm
Jess09
bel
bel
5 February 2009

How long were your plans in council?

How long were your plans in council?
QLD
1, 2, 3

Jochicho I *think* we are different councils. PM me if you want more details/specifics about what we need to do for the CC.

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bel
Feb 05, 2009 5:07 pm
bel
bigred
bigred
5 February 2009

land settlement

land settlement

Yeah, the land contract will have a 3 day cooling off period. In which case, you need to have an assigned Solicitor or Conveyancer defined within those 3 days. My contract…

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bigred
Feb 05, 2009 8:12 pm
bigred
Moonos21
Moonos21
5 February 2009

Advice on where to build

Advice on where to build
VIC

Thanks alot for everyones advice. It definitely gives us a few more ideas. You haven't told us what your budget is, but as you commented that Williams…

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Moonos21
Feb 05, 2009 8:32 pm
Jacq_n_Paul
Jacq_n_Paul
6 February 2009

Kitchen Question

Kitchen Question

Thanks borg and taffy I'll measure our island bench to see how long it is. I think it may be longer than 2.4 meters, as its pretty big. Thanks again and have a nice day.

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Jacq_n_Paul
Feb 06, 2009 7:06 am
Jacq_n_Paul

Sorry guys, its so tough to decide on the fireplace layout. I'm looking again on the following 2 choices 1. Fireplace below, TV niche above. My take here is that the…

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dembi_2000
Feb 06, 2009 8:51 am
anny
anny
6 February 2009

Who should we build with...and who we shouldn't build with?

Who should we build with...and who we shouldn't build with?
NSW

:shock: ...you need to read a little further! (Oh, and yes, I built with them...) As with every buyilder, there are some good stories...and some horror…

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anny
Feb 06, 2009 11:26 am
lazydays
lazydays
6 February 2009

Poor Soil Test Result

Poor Soil Test Result
QLD
1, 2

As a long time lurker on this forum I have never seen anybody use or refer to screw piers. http://www.instantfoundations.com.au/intro.html Let me give you a bit of…

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lazydays
Feb 06, 2009 12:06 pm
da68za
da68za
6 February 2009

Stamp duty when land isn't registered- The Ponds

Stamp duty when land isn't registered- The Ponds
NSW

I was going to post a new thread but found this one and thought i would post it here instead as this relates to the…

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da68za
Feb 06, 2009 1:22 pm
da68za
woodsey
woodsey
6 February 2009

Handover procedure

Handover procedure

Either, you can ring your council if your builder is being too slow, we rang our council to make sure it was getting done and confirmed it got done, meant we could say to…

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woodsey
Feb 06, 2009 1:38 pm
jamiet
jamiet
6 February 2009

Sealing tile grout

Sealing tile grout
NSW

Wait for your 3 month inspection though because we had a chipped tile that we got fixed before sealing.

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jamiet
Feb 06, 2009 1:55 pm
lisanne
lisanne
6 February 2009

Price change on fixed tender?

Price change on fixed tender?

Make sure the contract has in it…

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lisanne
Feb 06, 2009 2:12 pm
niceguyscomelast
niceguyscomelast
6 February 2009

Arise (Phone Company)

Arise (Phone Company)
VIC

Give Optus a try. Supposedly, according to Arise themselves, Optus are providing services into Aurora now.

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niceguyscomelast
Feb 06, 2009 2:29 pm
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riffa
Feb 06, 2009 3:05 pm
riffa
billdsl
billdsl
6 February 2009

Floor Plans and Copyright Issue?

Floor Plans and Copyright Issue?

this is basically what master builders told me when i spoke to them

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billdsl
Feb 06, 2009 4:55 pm
billdsl
nonie
nonie
7 February 2009

~Horizon :: We locked up !!

~Horizon :: We locked up !!
VIC

Hey Samira Wow .. they have done the base render.. will go and chk out over wknd ! Congrats for the slab getting done ! Isnt it an awesosme feeling to see it all…

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nonie
Feb 06, 2009 11:05 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
7 February 2009

Boral Bricks Display Centre

Boral Bricks Display Centre

yep as joles said its just open... go during daylight hours as there are no lights at night!

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CiNnY
Feb 06, 2009 11:14 pm
seakyl
seakyl
7 February 2009

What does fixing stage mean?

What does fixing stage mean?

I'm sure the kids thought I am crackers…

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seakyl
Feb 07, 2009 6:48 am
bel
bel
7 February 2009

Too much cut, Too much fill - Back to square one

Too much cut, Too much fill - Back to square one

Hi Metter, We are also building on a sloping block (upslope from street). We are building a double storey, ground floor is split level with 3 or 4 steps internally,…

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bel
Feb 07, 2009 8:01 am
bel
Annietom
Annietom
7 February 2009

Please help choosing a builder

Please help choosing a builder

A shorter block ? Did you mean longer ? Because the Bardot is 32m in…

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Annietom
Feb 07, 2009 8:56 am
Annietom
Jordann
Jordann
7 February 2009

Providence 24 MkII

Providence 24 MkII
NSW

We have also decided to build the Providence 24... Just put a deposit on our land yesterday... So what inclusion did you go with?

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Jordann
Feb 07, 2009 11:33 am
Jordann
jamestheoz
jamestheoz
7 February 2009

HomesNow?

HomesNow?
VIC

If you do choose them, be prepared for a LONG wait to get all your plans and specs, and their high site costs to make up for the cheaper house. When the sales…

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jamestheoz
Feb 07, 2009 12:08 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
7 February 2009

Before & After in Floor Plans ~

Before & After in Floor Plans ~
1, 2

Copyright, ask Big M if they will sell you the plan. If they say no, ask them why not, it is easy money for them. All you want is the floor plan so you can change it, the…

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Onebuild
Feb 07, 2009 2:22 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
7 February 2009

Best Builder in Sydney????

Best Builder in Sydney????
NSW

All the very best.....things normally go well when you are positive

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Hanson61
Feb 07, 2009 5:06 pm
adimulam
adimulam
7 February 2009

Has anyone seen dark brown bricks with grey mortar?

Has anyone seen dark brown bricks with grey mortar?
VIC

Hi Annie, What home are you building with N2va. What do you mean by get him in writing. I went today to him. Oh god it was very very very hot in tarneit. My body was…

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adimulam
Feb 07, 2009 5:29 pm
Jess09
Jess09
7 February 2009

When to get the advice of a solicitor?

When to get the advice of a solicitor?
VIC

i don't know what goes on here in qld, but the cheapest conveyancing i could get was $935 and that was with a discount - when i first started ringing around the average…

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Jess09
Feb 07, 2009 7:19 pm
Jess09
franco
franco
7 February 2009

When did you sign the building contract?

When did you sign the building contract?

Back at the beginning when we got involved wanting to build a home, we went with Beechwood who subsequently went bust. Anyhow, the Sales person I spoke to there insisted…

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franco
Feb 07, 2009 8:04 pm
zeke
zeke
7 February 2009

Altering double garage through Devine.. need advice ASAP!

Altering double garage through Devine.. need advice ASAP!
SA

Just to put the other side of this, have you considered the future saleability of a single garage home vs a double? Not saying this should change what you are doing, but…

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zeke
Feb 07, 2009 9:17 pm
zeke
T&V
T&V
8 February 2009

What size water tank?

What size water tank?

Hi Mckinnon, what size tank u need, will depend on what u will use the water for, is it the same as what ur using the present water for? by ur figures u should collect…

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T&V
Feb 08, 2009 12:41 am


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