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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 11:39 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 11:42 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 12:08 pm
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 3:50 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 4:49 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 6:58 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 11:24 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 06, 2009 12:02 am

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 06, 2009 12:50 am
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 10:04 am
mellybuilding
jessica
jessica
6 April 2009

AAARGHHHHH Council said no to Dune Roof [new facade pics]

AAARGHHHHH Council said no to Dune Roof [new facade pics]
NSW
1, 2

Hi Its a personal preference. I think Jasper looks better on the pics above. Anyways good luck with the council ... for your sake i hope u get to keep dune.

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jessica
Apr 06, 2009 11:23 am
King willy
King willy
6 April 2009

Pre-Building Cost Advice

Pre-Building Cost Advice

Carlous May I ask what frustrated you most about the project builders? Soil test $ 250 -350 max I have a good guy in Melb. can give you his number if ya…

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King willy
Apr 06, 2009 1:14 pm
King willy
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jafs
Apr 06, 2009 3:17 pm
just Erin
just Erin
6 April 2009

Do you recommend Henley?

Do you recommend Henley?
VIC
1, 2

Hi All, we're new to this forum, but after spending half the morning reading through posts we thought we'd register. We have bought a block of land in Doreen and are in…

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just Erin
Apr 06, 2009 3:20 pm
just Erin
Crissy82
Crissy82
6 April 2009

CBA ... unconditional approval .. How long does it take?

CBA ... unconditional approval .. How long does it take?
1, 2

Our lender (my cousin !!) told me that they were contacted by CBA by letter, advising them that they normally do 6000 applications per month, but they are now doing 6000…

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Crissy82
Apr 06, 2009 4:50 pm
Lostris
Lostris
6 April 2009

I think i just won the war!

I think i just won the war!

The "we will be recieveing a post contract variation to sign" concerns me. Did they fix everythign and will now want you to sign a…

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Lostris
Apr 06, 2009 4:59 pm
georgia
georgia
6 April 2009

Price increase after signing contract

Price increase after signing contract

No never even crossed my mind to take it to a solicitor, just thought that they build 900 homes a year and looked after their clients (boy were we wrong!).

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georgia
Apr 06, 2009 6:22 pm
Annietom
Annietom
6 April 2009

PD Quality Inspection - is this for real?

PD Quality Inspection - is this for real?
VIC

We also had independent inspections for our own piece of mind. After all we are spending 100's of thousands in building a house, what is 1000…

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Annietom
Apr 06, 2009 9:51 pm
Annietom
kikin
kikin
6 April 2009

Extra discounts- am I elligible if the contract isnt signed?

Extra discounts- am I elligible if the contract isnt signed?

I think the bank will do the variation less than what you expect as those extra free things being offered with the house are not worth $2K....

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kikin
Apr 06, 2009 10:55 pm
muzzman
muzzman
7 April 2009

Has anyone installed a 'mains flush' system?!

Has anyone installed a 'mains flush' system?!
ACT

Those kind of toilets are in use in a lot of places here in North America - though not with half/full flush - it's all just full flush. Not sure about the Reece ones, but…

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muzzman
Apr 07, 2009 5:05 am
muzzman
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
7 April 2009

Which tiles to choose?

Which tiles to choose?

I'm going to preface all this information with a clause of this is what I have been informed at a multitude of tile shops..... A big difference between cermaic and…

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buildingadreamhome
Apr 07, 2009 8:39 am
buildingadreamhome
kyiee81
kyiee81
7 April 2009

Building at Spring Mountain, Qld : Kitchens and Bathrooms !

Building at Spring Mountain, Qld : Kitchens and Bathrooms !
QLD

:z: :z: :z: :z: :z: :z: i missed this :oops: ...congratulations ozzroo!!! your colour selections are lovely - very rustic bricks and it goes really well with the walnut roof tile! i look…

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kyiee81
Apr 07, 2009 9:22 am
kyiee81
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
7 April 2009

Upgrades and PCV's

Upgrades and PCV's

Hi sg, You are not the only one thinking the same thing. We have just completed the PCV process and yep I agree the prices for some things were just unreal. A builder…

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KnockItDown
Apr 07, 2009 10:08 am
KnockItDown
megzy
megzy
7 April 2009

What does "ENCLOSED" stage include?

What does "ENCLOSED" stage include?

Hi Megzy It is my understanding that enclosed essentially means 'lock up' - bricks, windows, roof, entry/internal garage doors. It is also…

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megzy
Apr 07, 2009 10:10 am
Grace16
Grace16
7 April 2009

Land in Doreen, Melbourne?

Land in Doreen, Melbourne?
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Our block is 729m2, we're pretty happy with it, it faces paddocks at the moment, and there is a 25m clearance on the opposite side of the…

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Grace16
Apr 07, 2009 12:06 pm
leesy
leesy
7 April 2009

How many people got legal advice before signing the contract

How many people got legal advice before signing the contract

We are ready to go through our contracts on Monday, and won't be signing them until we get them looked at by a solicitor. This is the biggest investment you make in your…

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leesy
Apr 07, 2009 7:05 pm
leesy
kirbstar23
kirbstar23
7 April 2009

Site Costs???? Please help!

Site Costs???? Please help!

E.... CONGRATS on your land purchase at Mitchels Run..... such a lovely environment! Great for kiddies to grw up in! We actually ended up purchasing a house and lnad…

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kirbstar23
Apr 07, 2009 8:30 pm
kirbstar23
Jess09
Jess09
7 April 2009

External Colours - Opinions will be appreciated :D

External Colours - Opinions will be appreciated :D
VIC

great job fnd! :: i love those colours, maybe something bright for your front door? that is a lovely facade by the way :wink:

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Jess09
Apr 07, 2009 10:54 pm
Jess09
Bam
Bam
7 April 2009

Putting own Kitchen in..builder says no !!

Putting own Kitchen in..builder says no !!

Yep, we had the issue when we were in talks with a few builders. Couldnt do it ourselves due to WorkCover or what not, and they wouldnt give us credit for it either. So…

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Bam
Apr 07, 2009 11:24 pm
Bam
serge44
serge44
7 April 2009

Construction Loan Approval

Construction Loan Approval

Hi, We are meeting with a mortgage lender tomorrow and he just told us on the phone that another of his customers has been waiting 8 weeks for…

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serge44
Apr 07, 2009 11:24 pm
serge44
sammy_sj
sammy_sj
7 April 2009

lightviews estate

lightviews estate
SA

Not yet...... We'll probably only be checking on our block once a week so I'll have to wait until Friday ::sad:: I'm hoping that they may have a slab down before Easter. The…

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sammy_sj
Apr 07, 2009 11:38 pm
micknshell
micknshell
7 April 2009

help picking external colours (calling photoshop pros)

help picking external colours (calling photoshop pros)
NSW

i like that theme any others ?? anyone using the brick "grange" ?? if anyone has anymore photos with a similar theme it would be much appreciated if ya posted a link…

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micknshell
Apr 07, 2009 11:43 pm
joles
joles
7 April 2009

Help needed - Does anyone know how to read soil test report?

Help needed - Does anyone know how to read soil test report?

Should be one in your land contract. Then your builder will do one. That will show the fall. Has your builder provided you with a breakdown of costs? :?

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joles
Apr 08, 2009 12:13 am
joles
georgia
georgia
8 April 2009

Adelaide - Need Building Inspection Recommendation

Adelaide - Need Building Inspection Recommendation
SA

We have just hired an inpector for around $500 per visit and to do a report so the prices sound right. We haven't used him yet he should be out tomorrow so we will let you…

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georgia
Apr 08, 2009 1:07 am
smallOne
smallOne
8 April 2009

Questions about notice of completion

Questions about notice of completion

Do you have items that are not clearly specified in the contract? It may be cosmetic or due to other reasons that you think is not acceptable. Does the builder debate…

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smallOne
Apr 08, 2009 8:13 am
danceswwolves
danceswwolves
8 April 2009

Simonds - Vanity Basins supplier delays

Simonds - Vanity Basins supplier delays

After a furious exchange of e-mails with my CSO and after discussing the issue with the Site Supervisor the vanity basins have finally been installed. The issue was…

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danceswwolves
Apr 08, 2009 8:56 am
gilese
gilese
8 April 2009

Available Rebates

Available Rebates
NSW

interesting, thanks stonecutter.

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gilese
Apr 08, 2009 10:51 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 April 2009

Who pays for this?

Who pays for this?

Unusual name -…

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ECOECO
Apr 08, 2009 2:03 pm
ECOECO
erinleigh
erinleigh
8 April 2009

Colour help please :)

Colour help please :)
VIC

Those colors look like great selections! Very similar to what we have chosen. :wink: I'm loving your inspiration, I love that house as well, the garage door in the jarrah…

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erinleigh
Apr 08, 2009 2:18 pm
erinleigh
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
8 April 2009

Slope/fall on land... any advice?

Slope/fall on land... any advice?
VIC

To update.... he's had a look for me around the estates, and found three so far... but they're all corner blocks! So I guess a corner block it'll have to be (damn, that…

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webbiegareth
Apr 08, 2009 2:59 pm
Hels
Hels
8 April 2009

Land Offer/Acceptance Question

Land Offer/Acceptance Question
VIC

There are 6 different levels of slabs - A Class: basically perfect and very rare. S Class for 'Slightly Reactive' or…

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Hels
Apr 08, 2009 3:37 pm
Hels
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
8 April 2009

HAGGLING - Did you do it ?

HAGGLING - Did you do it ?

Land at The Ponds .. $0 possible!!

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bluemetal77
Apr 08, 2009 3:47 pm
bluemetal77
burnettcastle
burnettcastle
8 April 2009

The Surveyors been!!!!

The Surveyors been!!!!

You are going through exactly the same stage as us -we building in Cleveland in Brisbane (Redland City ). Our set back is 5.5m and i was really suprised as all our…

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burnettcastle
Apr 08, 2009 5:19 pm
behw
behw
8 April 2009

Many problems with Clarendon

Many problems with Clarendon
1, 2

Jacq, People working on the Metricon display home called our house a light hosue. So you won't miss it. Initially we picked walnut as the roof colour but was told that we…

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behw
Apr 08, 2009 6:09 pm
Aimeh
Aimeh
8 April 2009

Submitting 2 Planning Permits?

Submitting 2 Planning Permits?
VIC

Hi All, Does anyone know if you can submit 2 planning permits for 2 different houses at the same time (Happy to pay the double submission fee)? We are currrently…

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Aimeh
Apr 08, 2009 10:36 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
8 April 2009

Who is still building with Wincrest?

Who is still building with Wincrest?
NSW
1, 2

It would be worth contacting Wisdom again as I think they might have expanded their build areas... Knockitdown was told that they would not build in Hornsby back in…

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Jochicho
Apr 08, 2009 11:25 pm
mohit
mohit
9 April 2009

Construction Delays - Rain Days

Construction Delays - Rain Days
NSW

But the completion date is…

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mohit
Apr 09, 2009 9:11 am
MKR
MKR
9 April 2009

Would you Settle?!?!?!

Would you Settle?!?!?!

Thanks for your replies Purple Patch and Ed. We have thought over this quite a bit, and the deciding factor for us was the…

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MKR
Apr 09, 2009 1:33 pm
MKR

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