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Southies
Mar 23, 2009 8:25 pm
Southies
Aimeh
Aimeh
23 March 2009

Floor Plan Draft

Floor Plan Draft

OOO, also planning to add a metre or so to the ensuite, moving that whole room forward towards the portico, so that we can re-configure the ensuite and make it a bit more spacious!

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Aimeh
Mar 23, 2009 8:47 pm

Was at the block on Friday and caught the loo man in action taking the builder's loo…

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sdabel
Mar 23, 2009 9:04 pm
sdabel
Cheeky
Cheeky
23 March 2009

Can you suggest a design with these features?

Can you suggest a design with these features?
NSW

Thanks. It looks lovely. I haven't acquired land yet, but I think it'd be unlikely for me to buy land that is big enough to build a 46 squares house in Hornsby Shire,…

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Cheeky
Mar 23, 2009 9:07 pm
sdabel
sdabel
23 March 2009

Building Extras

Building Extras
SA

The big item to consider is extra for the footings, this can go over big time if they hit rock or other unexpected obstacles.

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sdabel
Mar 23, 2009 9:50 pm
sdabel
lisanne
lisanne
24 March 2009

Practical Completion v Handover

Practical Completion v Handover

I got told the main difference between hand over and practical completion is that the certificate of occupancy can be done at practical completion and they wont install…

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lisanne
Mar 24, 2009 8:30 am
vid
vid
24 March 2009

Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!

Our Cremorne 41..Demolition started!!
VIC
1 ... 32, 33, 34

They basically said the only thing that would make it more would be if there was any tree roots leftover - this will not…

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vid
Mar 24, 2009 10:50 am
vid
stevep79
stevep79
24 March 2009

Signing the building contract - when does it happen?

Signing the building contract - when does it happen?

Great .. I'll pose these questions to my consultant next time we meet him (which is probably in 3 weeks when he gets the architectural…

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stevep79
Mar 24, 2009 11:04 am
stevep79
chuth77
chuth77
24 March 2009

what software do architecks/draftmens use for plans/design?

what software do architecks/draftmens use for plans/design?

I'm using AutoCad and drawing the house in 3d... Makes it much simpler to do elevations and plans all in one! As a beginning I started using My Virtual Home, but for the…

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chuth77
Mar 24, 2009 2:52 pm
WeezB
WeezB
24 March 2009

Builder error - what would you do?

Builder error - what would you do?

Thanks for all responses. Smeagol - Unfortunately rebuild wasn't an option as the additional space is not there - the measurement on the plan was incorrect and only…

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WeezB
Mar 24, 2009 2:58 pm
Hellman109
Hellman109
24 March 2009

Typical Progress payments

Typical Progress payments

Thats correct, you have to pay all but the final payment even if there are disputes. For us... Full land price + 5% on contract signing 10% on slab 15% on frame 35% at…

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Hellman109
Mar 24, 2009 3:46 pm
joles
joles
24 March 2009

Which colour handrail?

Which colour handrail?
NSW
1, 2

I think the problem is that the post is white. The timber looks a little out of place. I think 'chelle mentioned this earlier. I'm just looking at my staircase here and…

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joles
Mar 24, 2009 8:03 pm
joles
hunts01
hunts01
24 March 2009

split level - designs for inspiration & things to look out

split level - designs for inspiration & things to look out
VIC

G'day mate, we have done the same thing and been through GMH and all the others. What type of fall have you got eg. front to back back to front and how much so you…

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hunts01
Mar 24, 2009 8:59 pm
brittany
brittany
24 March 2009

Anyone built the HOTHAM with NBG.

Anyone built the HOTHAM with NBG.
VIC

No, but friends of mine bought an ex display one - it is gorgeous. It seems to have a massive amount of living space.

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brittany
Mar 24, 2009 10:12 pm
brittany
Hels
Hels
24 March 2009

How to pay progress payment invoices?

How to pay progress payment invoices?
VIC

We used our own funds,so paid with a personal cheque...the only payment that we couldn,t do this was the final payment which needed to be a…

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Hels
Mar 24, 2009 10:48 pm
Hels
Cheeky
Cheeky
25 March 2009

Need a listing of all the project builders in NSW

Need a listing of all the project builders in NSW
NSW

Thanks, Bel. That house looks GREAT! Unfortunately, it's too big. I wish I could afford to buy land in the Hornsby Shire Council to fit that in!

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Cheeky
Mar 25, 2009 8:48 am
mattydals
mattydals
25 March 2009

junction box - should we add one at electricity appointment?

junction box - should we add one at electricity appointment?

but I heard if we don't buy lights form P D, they will leave us in dark. :( ::wink:: hahaha, that's heaps funny. if we don't buy lights from PD…

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mattydals
Mar 25, 2009 11:31 am
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
25 March 2009

People who have 40+ sq house finished

People who have 40+ sq house finished

Ours is just over 40sq, they started on 19.02.09 and finished on 05.03.09. They did work on some weekends too, our is a single storey.

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Back Pocket
Mar 25, 2009 2:00 pm
billdsl
billdsl
25 March 2009

Can items be removed from contract after signing it?

Can items be removed from contract after signing it?

good point lisanne, and for 99% of the house this has been the case, including getting my shed done end to end. The electrical work isnt a biggy, it would save me some…

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billdsl
Mar 25, 2009 3:38 pm
billdsl
joles
joles
25 March 2009

PD - SmartLiving vs Access

PD - SmartLiving vs Access
VIC

Some of the Smart Living are smaller than Access. Some are larger, biggest is 24sq. They are 6 star energy rated as opposed to 5 star. Technika appliances (Lifestyle and…

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joles
Mar 25, 2009 6:07 pm
joles
dekarna
dekarna
25 March 2009

Rant- payment schedule not followed by builder as contract

Rant- payment schedule not followed by builder as contract

thanks for listening to me rant- they invoiced me as requested and as per contract- so all should be right. I really didn't think that this whole process needs to be this…

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dekarna
Mar 25, 2009 6:09 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
25 March 2009

Walk Through Butlers Pantry

Walk Through Butlers Pantry

If it was Carlisle, it would have been Vogue 40, but access through kitchen and laundry. www.carlislehomes.com.au/vogue.html

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 25, 2009 9:21 pm
Salt&Pepper
Stormy
Stormy
25 March 2009

HANDOVER IN 3 HOURS!...

HANDOVER IN 3 HOURS!...
1, 2, 3

Congratulations Dee! It looks so beautiful, and I bet you can't wait to move all your goodies in and make it your home. I'm soooo looking forward to this day, have to wait…

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Stormy
Mar 25, 2009 10:11 pm
Stormy
Damon
Damon
26 March 2009

why did you choose to build PD Heywood

why did you choose to build PD Heywood
VIC
1, 2

Hi Damon how big is your Alfresco? is the meals window fixed? or will you be able to open it.? i regret having mine fixed . The sun comes through…

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Damon
Mar 26, 2009 1:33 am
Gester
Gester
26 March 2009

Small Issue with Builder (Plantation)

Small Issue with Builder (Plantation)

Thanks for your reply chuth! Well it was the private certifier who said we dont need to pay the council sewer application fee :) We actually did get the credit back in our…

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Gester
Mar 26, 2009 8:48 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
26 March 2009

Grillage Raft Slab?

Grillage Raft Slab?

Hmm... must be a big house :shock:

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onc_artisan
Mar 26, 2009 8:55 am
onc_artisan
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
26 March 2009

I'm bulding a new house and I'm new.Glad we can all talk.

I'm bulding a new house and I'm new.Glad we can all talk.

Might be better to notify your SS about these problems sooner than later, so that he can get to fixing them ASAP. Your house, your money, your satisfaction. Good luck!

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Kenshi123
Mar 26, 2009 9:16 am
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
26 March 2009

HELP! Electrical plan review tomorrow!!!! Advice please!!

HELP! Electrical plan review tomorrow!!!! Advice please!!

Thanks Chrissy. I updated my main thread with all the things we chose. Dinner was great! (Well, I thought so....)

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Kenshi123
Mar 26, 2009 9:51 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
26 March 2009

Render after handover

Render after handover

You might need to consider what type of bricks and mortar style you are having too as I believe that can affect how the render/moroka will need to be applied and the final look.

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 26, 2009 12:03 pm
buildingadreamhome
photogirl
photogirl
26 March 2009

Reg. housing indemnity insurance.

Reg. housing indemnity insurance.

Hello, Does this mean that every builder in WA has to offer insurance ? If yes what all does the insurance cover…

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photogirl
Mar 26, 2009 12:26 pm
claego
claego
26 March 2009

Need help to understand some building terms

Need help to understand some building terms

Thanks ed @ EcoClassic I think i need to go back today and check that sliding door... Regarding the motifs, just realised what it is, how silly am it.. all my windows…

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claego
Mar 26, 2009 2:15 pm
jaelee
jaelee
26 March 2009

Where should the carpet and tiles meet?

Where should the carpet and tiles meet?
1, 2, 3, 4

No worries. I had voted for option 3 aswell. :P I am sure it will all look wonderful.

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jaelee
Mar 26, 2009 5:11 pm
DudleyDog
DudleyDog
26 March 2009

Advice on Weeks Peacock?

Advice on Weeks Peacock?
SA

We're building with World Concept - same company. We chose them b/c they were cheaper than WP but you got exactly the same stuff. I did check both out before we signed…

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DudleyDog
Mar 26, 2009 5:31 pm
Hels
Hels
26 March 2009

PD Lifestyle - Another price rise !!!

PD Lifestyle - Another price rise !!!
VIC
1, 2

I'm a little bit confused. We signed last March for a June start, the price did go up a few weeks after we signed along with the ending of…

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Hels
Mar 26, 2009 10:22 pm
Hels
Flissfloss
Flissfloss
26 March 2009

Sydney's Slowest Builder - Still Slow

Sydney's Slowest Builder - Still Slow
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi mellybuilding! we actually havent moved in to our house yet :shock: crazy i know, but we have had our lovely timber floors sitting in there getting used to the surrounds…

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Flissfloss
Mar 26, 2009 10:41 pm
Flissfloss
Emma
Emma
26 March 2009

selections

selections
SA

Hi We are building with Hickinbothams, and when we signed the contract we recieved a book with some of the selections with bronze range which is standard, silver and…

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Emma
Mar 26, 2009 11:38 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 March 2009

What is bed joint?

What is bed joint?

if the sill looks fine apart from the biggish bed joint and is going to be covered, why fix it because some clown is looking for things to make…

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to_do_list
Mar 26, 2009 11:45 pm
to_do_list
BRENDOEVH
BRENDOEVH
26 March 2009

Newbie ...... fair site and provisional costs !!!

Newbie ...... fair site and provisional costs !!!

Hi there .... Just purchased our block of land and looking to build asap of course!!!! ... The easy part has been looking through various display homes but now to crunch…

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BRENDOEVH
Mar 26, 2009 11:53 pm
stockt12
stockt12
27 March 2009

We Have Picked Our Builder - Yay!

We Have Picked Our Builder - Yay!
WA

brilliant reply! thank you! and yes, i'd love to see the scan too... whenever you have time. love the changes too... can envision it completely, as i'm looking at a lot…

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stockt12
Mar 27, 2009 3:29 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
27 March 2009

Calling the Great D@n for some colouring in

Calling the Great D@n for some colouring in

I agree with the rest the garage door looks a little out of place but that just my opinion i definately think a timber look would go well as it breaks up the similar…

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CiNnY
Mar 27, 2009 10:21 am
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esm
Mar 27, 2009 10:25 am
BoulevardBuilder
BoulevardBuilder
27 March 2009

Austral "Grange" Brick

Austral "Grange" Brick
SA

Thanks for your response klscomps!! :D Have rang Austral bricks and they sent me a list of a number of homes that have used the Grange brick, so we will have to check…

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BoulevardBuilder
Mar 27, 2009 1:01 pm
BoulevardBuilder
smallOne
smallOne
27 March 2009

Finding the right builder

Finding the right builder

We also started with the hope of getting fixed home and land packages but the community that we went to had only a couple left and we did not like the design. We went on…

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smallOne
Mar 27, 2009 1:03 pm
stevep79
stevep79
27 March 2009

Question about when FHOG gets paid?

Question about when FHOG gets paid?

Hello all, This is a great forum! Love it! We are thinking of building with NBG in Doreen and already paid deposit to lock there "no progress…

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stevep79
Mar 27, 2009 1:24 pm
stevep79
blahblah
blahblah
27 March 2009

Profit margin of builders

Profit margin of builders
1, 2, 3

Don't forget that the larger builders will have deals built in on the products they use I know one large sydney builder for every house done with a brand of electrical…

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blahblah
Mar 27, 2009 1:47 pm
cococrunch
cococrunch
27 March 2009

diamond creek

diamond creek
VIC

thank guys..its for a friend. im happy with my little flat land in tarneit :lol:

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cococrunch
Mar 27, 2009 2:05 pm
Crissy82
Crissy82
27 March 2009

Calling D@n - Facade Help! :)

Calling D@n - Facade Help! :)

Completely forgot about this !!! Might give it another go ! Thanks D@n - or anyone else who wants to have a go.... :D Render #C4BE9C (Colour Picker) Middle Feature …

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Crissy82
Mar 27, 2009 2:12 pm
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Aimeh
Mar 27, 2009 2:35 pm
asrael
asrael
27 March 2009

Building with Simonds for 9 months

Building with Simonds for 9 months

Thanks for the responses to my post. Here is the latest update. We did a 2nd PCI with Simonds this morning and had an inspector from Kevin Jennings Building Services…

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asrael
Mar 27, 2009 5:02 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
27 March 2009

Considerations when building a super tight house.

Considerations when building a super tight house.
VIC

Yeah, I have a North facing block, yipee!!! My Open family, kitchen and meals and alfresco will face north. When I mean tight I mean airtight with no leaks. I will have…

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McKinnon
Mar 27, 2009 6:01 pm


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