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charlie0000
charlie0000
9 February 2009

Bricks and Windows...any advice?

Bricks and Windows...any advice?

watching the building go up across from my, like ed says it looks pretty normal, they just sit the windows in the area with some loosely held…

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charlie0000
Feb 09, 2009 10:33 pm
charlie0000
gersy1964
gersy1964
10 February 2009

Are we crazy building a 40sq house for the two of us?

Are we crazy building a 40sq house for the two of us?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

When did Australians become so judgemental and painfully politically correct? If you want the big house AND you can afford it without losing sleep at night worrying about…

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gersy1964
Feb 10, 2009 7:07 am
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
10 February 2009

Please help me design my first home- Porter Davis Cremone

Please help me design my first home- Porter Davis Cremone
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi, House-To-Be, is it possible that u pm the technician's contact details? I'm not going with PD either for the home security…

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House-To-Be
Feb 10, 2009 8:34 am
digga123
digga123
10 February 2009

Eden Brae - The Process

Eden Brae - The Process
NSW

Getting this topic back on track, I stumbled upon a page at the Eden Brae website which documents the Procedure of Purchase, Construction, and Warranty.

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digga123
Feb 10, 2009 9:06 am
lazydays
lazydays
10 February 2009

"provisions" in contract

"provisions" in contract
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I put provisional costs on as many items as possible. Tend to over estimate a bit and cover it all in your loan approval, then it's a plus minus variation to the builders…

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lazydays
Feb 10, 2009 10:34 am
Robbuilding
Robbuilding
10 February 2009

Fowler homes or Jandson homes?

Fowler homes or Jandson homes?
NSW

Fowler Homes look interesting ...we have just received our brochures/DVD from McDonald Jones Homes today... they have similar ideas to Fowler... they look…

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Robbuilding
Feb 10, 2009 10:38 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
10 February 2009

site costs $66,000!

site costs $66,000!
ACT

Never feel bullied into signing…

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stonecutter1309
Feb 10, 2009 11:58 am
stonecutter1309
reaver
reaver
10 February 2009

Is our Sales Consultant about to overcharge us?

Is our Sales Consultant about to overcharge us?
VIC

We went through the same thing. We went out and got sales quotes from tile shops before going for our consultation. We found that getting the flooring done with the…

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reaver
Feb 10, 2009 12:32 pm
reaver
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 February 2009

Is anyone building with steel frames

Is anyone building with steel frames
NSW
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I have had quotes for a roughly 400m2 2 storey house of between $29k and…

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ECOECO
Feb 10, 2009 7:28 pm
ECOECO
loretta
loretta
10 February 2009

Private Builders

Private Builders
NSW

Ed, that is a very good idea. It might just work. I take your point about no one being around to sue. I will see what council says - we may well have to modify anyway but…

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loretta
Feb 10, 2009 8:49 pm
loretta
Ryan Oliver
Ryan Oliver
10 February 2009

M3etricons Lindeman 27

M3etricons Lindeman 27
VIC

It is smaller than the 27 coz it is an 'L' shape. We think it is ample, but have been living in a very small place. There are only two of us moving in. Even if you have…

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Ryan Oliver
Feb 10, 2009 9:09 pm
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ECOECO
Feb 10, 2009 10:17 pm
ECOECO
kyton
kyton
11 February 2009

Project home builders building on bearers and joists

Project home builders building on bearers and joists
NSW

We were originally going to build on bearers and joists here in Newcastle. Some of the builders we approached were Beechwood, McDonald Jones, AV Jennings, Hotondo and…

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kyton
Feb 11, 2009 9:42 am
kyton
Bill11s
Bill11s
11 February 2009

Pier and Beam Slab

Pier and Beam Slab
NSW

storm water and along the left…

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Bill11s
Feb 11, 2009 12:59 pm
Chuq
Chuq
11 February 2009

Help review my plan ideas

Help review my plan ideas
VIC

Hi ozkarnak, one suggestion I would make: arrange the lounge in such a way that you can see the TV from the kitchen! Perhaps have it in the top right corner? In…

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Chuq
Feb 11, 2009 4:23 pm
Chuq
erinleigh
erinleigh
11 February 2009

Land Contract - Hazardous Waste?

Land Contract - Hazardous Waste?
VIC

Did you receive a copy of an EPA certificate along with your contract? If not, you could contact the EPA to see whether they have any record of…

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erinleigh
Feb 11, 2009 5:45 pm
erinleigh
Casa2
Casa2
12 February 2009

Timber or Steel?

Timber or Steel?

Neither. I like bricks (and termites don't)!

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Casa2
Feb 12, 2009 8:01 am
Hanson61
Hanson61
12 February 2009

Has anyone had any experience building with McDonald Jones?

Has anyone had any experience building with McDonald Jones?

I agree ..they seem to have fantastic designs...we love our Chesterfield Grande...

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Hanson61
Feb 12, 2009 8:50 am
Chuq
Chuq
12 February 2009

Copywrite for floorplans

Copywrite for floorplans
1, 2

On a similar topic - are there any good sites with free house plans? Before anyone laughs at the thought of anyone doing this for free - I've been involved with free…

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Chuq
Feb 12, 2009 9:50 am
Chuq
photogirl
photogirl
12 February 2009

Wincrest meeting today

Wincrest meeting today

All the customer who are complained of "shoddy" work of wincrest, I think that these complaints can be made of all building companies, not just…

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photogirl
Feb 12, 2009 11:32 am
lazydays
lazydays
12 February 2009

Project homes or own designed homes?

Project homes or own designed homes?

In my case it was definitely better getting quotes and selecting my own builder. I actually believe I also got a better price than a volume builder, had no hassles at all…

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lazydays
Feb 12, 2009 1:29 pm
snhouse
snhouse
12 February 2009

My Blog...UPDATED BLOG!_29 NOV 08

My Blog...UPDATED BLOG!_29 NOV 08
1, 2, 3

Yeah where are the pics :lol: :lol: Would love to see your finished house.

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snhouse
Feb 12, 2009 2:46 pm
jamissa
jamissa
12 February 2009

DFH - should we go ahead with it?

DFH - should we go ahead with it?
VIC

Hi we're in the process of building with DFH in Rose Grange and i can't fault them. we delt with the sales consultant until construction started and then we started…

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jamissa
Feb 12, 2009 8:20 pm
loretta
loretta
12 February 2009

Partial Render

Partial Render

i am coming around more and more to the style - it will make it stand out and yet retain the smooth face chocolate brick look i love. Plus hubby will be happy if we can…

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loretta
Feb 12, 2009 8:25 pm
loretta
rock
rock
12 February 2009

pd lining board facade

pd lining board facade
VIC

hey kek the side ones are ok on ours bottom needs something?? hey what front windows do you have? are they refective??

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rock
Feb 12, 2009 8:28 pm
digga123
digga123
12 February 2009

tiling

tiling

We have decided to do tiling and carpet after handover. We didn't want to be restricted by the range of tiles offered by the builder. We also didn't trust their tradesmen…

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digga123
Feb 12, 2009 8:50 pm
EmoH
EmoH
12 February 2009

Are builders open to negotiations on price?

Are builders open to negotiations on price?

Thanks for all the responses guys, Octain... you got a good concept there, We should use the forum to help each other by price checking with one another... have a Price…

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EmoH
Feb 12, 2009 9:25 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 February 2009

Living in a steel frame house

Living in a steel frame house
VIC
1, 2

Hi all, Thanks for the replies. Ed & Helyn - Do you personally like/recommend steel frame house over timber frame house?…

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ECOECO
Feb 12, 2009 10:13 pm
ECOECO
wonderland
wonderland
12 February 2009

Please help with render colours to front facade

Please help with render colours to front facade
VIC

That's pretty much how I feel. I've always liked two tone to front facade, I feel that it gives the facade some depth and interest. But with this particular facade, it…

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wonderland
Feb 12, 2009 10:22 pm
wonderland
Mutley
Mutley
13 February 2009

Developer Approval in Manor Lakes

Developer Approval in Manor Lakes
VIC

Thanks for the info woodsey that helps alot. :)

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Mutley
Feb 13, 2009 6:16 am
joles
joles
13 February 2009

All fired up! Would you fight your builder on this

All fired up! Would you fight your builder on this
1, 2

Oh this brings back memories :shock: .... when we were with M we did our tile selections in July (I think)..... when we walked away in October we still hadn't signed the tile…

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joles
Feb 13, 2009 9:41 am
joles
homebuddy925
homebuddy925
13 February 2009

Holroyd Council

Holroyd Council
NSW

We are building with EBH in NR - . We just received our DA last week. We lodged in Nov. Checked out your blogsite....yep...pretty much what we went through. PM me if…

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homebuddy925
Feb 13, 2009 10:58 am
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hermyleen
Feb 13, 2009 2:00 pm
hermyleen
kek
kek
13 February 2009

Building costs through Porter Davis

Building costs through Porter Davis
VIC

Colour selection is where you can spend extra $$, but you don't have to if you're careful. PD packages for a specific estate definitely should meet estate guidelines so…

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kek
Feb 13, 2009 8:43 pm
kek
melza09
melza09
14 February 2009

Coral Homes feedback please??

Coral Homes feedback please??
QLD

I have only just started a blog.... It's http://brampton195.blogspot.com I will slowly work it out..so be patient with me

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melza09
Feb 14, 2009 6:19 am
Steven
Steven
14 February 2009

Building with EBH - How to Prepare

Building with EBH - How to Prepare
NSW

agree with Southies, you need to choose your battle, last thing you want is to get trapped in every day issues. EB is a good builder and the best approach depending on…

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Steven
Feb 14, 2009 9:02 am
kek
kek
14 February 2009

fees and charges

fees and charges

Your state government should have a website with stamp duty calculators. Assuming you're borrowing money to buy your property, your bank will have to pay your title…

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kek
Feb 14, 2009 9:57 am
kek
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 February 2009

Ponds or Nelson Ridge

Ponds or Nelson Ridge
NSW

- The Hills area I believe is more suitable to raise a family. A work mate of mine lives in Merryland and their children get bullied in school…

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stonecutter1309
Feb 14, 2009 10:38 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 February 2009

Should i build with Edan Brae

Should i build with Edan Brae

ok180 - good on you for saying what I've been thinking

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stonecutter1309
Feb 14, 2009 11:00 am
stonecutter1309
sammy
sammy
14 February 2009

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy

Hey kumar, not sure what you mean by full kitchen fitout. If you mean just the stove, oven, rangehood etc then yes. they will issue.

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sammy
Feb 14, 2009 11:39 am
sammy
ChrisL
ChrisL
14 February 2009

Gutters - article in the news

Gutters - article in the news

See thread "Are you aware of the "high-front gutters" problem?" started by ahuang late last year. Chris

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ChrisL
Feb 14, 2009 9:38 pm
wonderland
wonderland
15 February 2009

Removing the pillar between doors?

Removing the pillar between doors?
1, 2

Aww Jo, that's not very good news. Yea, seems like you're not having very good luck with building so far! I hope once all this paperwork stage is over and done with, and…

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wonderland
Feb 15, 2009 12:00 am
wonderland
wonderland
wonderland
15 February 2009

H3rmitage homes anybody??

H3rmitage homes anybody??
VIC

I dont have any experiences with any of the builders, but I know alot of people on this forum are building wth PD, so you should get alot of insight when reading their…

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wonderland
Feb 15, 2009 12:24 am
wonderland
Southies
Southies
15 February 2009

Ducted vacuum cost?

Ducted vacuum cost?

No worries at all !!!! :wink:

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Southies
Feb 15, 2009 8:16 am
Southies
kek
kek
15 February 2009

flicker for exhaust fan of toilet W/C

flicker for exhaust fan of toilet W/C

We added a fan in our toilet too and didn't realise until the electrical fit-off was done that there was only one switch. It is stupid, since we…

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kek
Feb 15, 2009 10:12 am
kek
laksaginta
laksaginta
15 February 2009

extra cost on slab class H

extra cost on slab class H
VIC

the contract did not mentioned specific site cost; however temporary fencing was included in contract price and soil & rock removal have separate charges. There is no…

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laksaginta
Feb 15, 2009 12:14 pm
brittany
brittany
15 February 2009

easement over the property

easement over the property

We applied to City West Water to build a retaining wall on our easement and it wasn't a problem. We eventually plan to pave there as well. It does say in the…

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brittany
Feb 15, 2009 2:32 pm
brittany
yvette72
yvette72
15 February 2009

Pouring Concrete slab-rain delays

Pouring Concrete slab-rain delays

my parents are waiting to have there slab poured for there house.the concreter will not pour in the wet we just had a garage build and the concerte would not do it in the…

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yvette72
Feb 15, 2009 3:00 pm
yvette72
yvette72
15 February 2009

NEW HOME - HEBEL

NEW HOME - HEBEL

my husband is a bricklayer and will not touch the stuff and there was some talk a few years back said it could be cancer so at that change many bricklayers would not touch…

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yvette72
Feb 15, 2009 3:05 pm


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