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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
mrsnrub
mrsnrub
27 March 2009

Sarking (under roof tiles)

Sarking (under roof tiles)

A friend has those tiles and he didn't get sarking but now wishes he had. He had a broken tile and the rain leaking in damaged his ceiling. He said if he had sarking the…

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mrsnrub
Mar 27, 2009 6:05 pm
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
27 March 2009

Variations and builders margins

Variations and builders margins

Thanks dynomite, good advice! I reviewed the MBA (Master Builders Association) contract again which is what our contract is based on and it does state that provisional…

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Mr Ed
Mar 27, 2009 7:15 pm
Mr Ed
DARING2Build
DARING2Build
27 March 2009

Irregular frontage of my block..

Irregular frontage of my block..

Thanks all for your comments.. I did send these pictures to council today and they say that the setback is from the boundary of the block So I need to apply for…

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DARING2Build
Mar 27, 2009 10:05 pm
zeke
zeke
28 March 2009

Carpet inlay - Advice needed on options + my first pics :-)

Carpet inlay - Advice needed on options + my first pics :-)

Hi klscomps Thanks for taking the time to give us your opinion. Extending the tiling a bit further from the kitchen to the other side of the passage doorway was one of…

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zeke
Mar 28, 2009 11:44 am
zeke
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Southies
Mar 28, 2009 12:40 pm
Southies
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
28 March 2009

Advice on roof tiles

Advice on roof tiles

Yep, we have Monier Barramundi with PGH Rattan bricks. The bricks are a light brown with a creamy glaze on top - not sure if they're similar to the ones you have in mind.…

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JellyLegs
Mar 28, 2009 1:31 pm
JellyLegs
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
28 March 2009

Another builder goes

Another builder goes
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

to all you home owners who have taken offence, tuff. my position is that i'm about to loose everything i've…

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 28, 2009 4:01 pm
buildingadreamhome
mundie mansion
mundie mansion
28 March 2009

National B.G. price freeze?????

National B.G. price freeze?????

Hi, We locked in for the July bonus offer which then gave us until the end of Oct at the fixed price. We signed with a couple of days to spare and didn't start the…

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mundie mansion
Mar 28, 2009 8:09 pm
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
29 March 2009

HIA contract ... should we use a solicitor?

HIA contract ... should we use a solicitor?

We are on a Master Builders Association (MBA) contract and didn't get a solicitor to review it before we signed because we felt relatively comfortable with it, even…

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Mr Ed
Mar 29, 2009 7:47 am
Mr Ed
petal
petal
29 March 2009

PCI - some advice please

PCI - some advice please

sb - I had them just not put the shelves in , as I had seen some really nice o/head cupboards that matched our kitchen ones ok in Bunnings, so DH did that after h/over. I…

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petal
Mar 29, 2009 9:55 am
petal
gilese
gilese
29 March 2009

APZ - Asset Protection Zone / Bushfire Protection Zone

APZ - Asset Protection Zone / Bushfire Protection Zone
NSW

Sorry stonecutter, just re-read the guidlines book and realised nothing is standard. I was having a moment. :)

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gilese
Mar 29, 2009 10:00 am
craigd
craigd
29 March 2009

Demolition and Wooden Frame House

Demolition and Wooden Frame House
WA

termites are pretty friendly but I intend to place traps around the block. Im more tempted for the wooden frame due to the cost of steel. thanks for the reply.

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craigd
Mar 29, 2009 12:50 pm
kyton
kyton
29 March 2009

Change of the switches and powerpoints

Change of the switches and powerpoints

There was a thread in the Lighting topics (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5975&hilit=clipsal) They are fairly pricey to purchase as well you need to have a neutral line to any…

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kyton
Mar 29, 2009 2:32 pm
kyton
hamun
hamun
29 March 2009

Anyone building in Wyndella, Truganina?

Anyone building in Wyndella, Truganina?
VIC

hmmm yes, that's excellent. I'm happy that they start building as well. Hope the one next to yours will start soon.

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hamun
Mar 29, 2009 4:17 pm
Hels
Hels
29 March 2009

Re negotiating contract price after seeing old soil report?

Re negotiating contract price after seeing old soil report?

Good to hear that you went ahead with the land purchase. Good luck arranging your build too, I hope it runs smoothly. Keep us posted on how you go :)

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Hels
Mar 29, 2009 10:21 pm
Hels
gettingThere
gettingThere
29 March 2009

Single story versus double story..

Single story versus double story..
1, 2

Depending on where you are building you need to make sure you spend serious money on cooling in a double storey house as all the bedrooms are…

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gettingThere
Mar 29, 2009 11:04 pm
jolie
jolie
29 March 2009

Llightcoloured bricks eg Girraween or Bianca for facade

Llightcoloured bricks eg Girraween or Bianca for facade

Thanks Getting there - Valid point and wished I had thought about that as we have already locked in Giraween at colour selection. Oh well ::sad::

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jolie
Mar 29, 2009 11:56 pm
iTalk
iTalk
30 March 2009

Question to people who are building with PD ..

Question to people who are building with PD ..
VIC

What you're saying is about right. 3 months free fixed price, and $2.5K for each then after. Thanks for clarifying this confusion :)

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iTalk
Mar 30, 2009 8:37 am
iTalk
forest24
forest24
30 March 2009

starting to build new home in western suburbs,VIC,any advise

starting to build new home in western suburbs,VIC,any advise
VIC

Thanks for the advise on building inspections , I think I will get them done, another query regarding solar panels for generating electricity. seeing lot of adv for…

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forest24
Mar 30, 2009 8:45 am
Pebble
Pebble
30 March 2009

Moving in without Handover

Moving in without Handover
QLD

First I would talk to the builder, find out how much longer until handover. I don't think I'd like to risk moving in illegaly, but telling the builder of your situation…

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Pebble
Mar 30, 2009 10:48 am
Pebble
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
30 March 2009

SOLAR PANELS FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY

SOLAR PANELS FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY
VIC

My sister has this, I'm not sure how many panels she has or kw's or anything but she gets anywhere between $50-$100 credit a month on her account. I guess that will…

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House-To-Be
Mar 30, 2009 12:05 pm
ICK
ICK
30 March 2009

Pulling out just before contract signing

Pulling out just before contract signing

I had given our first builder the flick after constant stuff ups (wrong house, incorrect changes, too many issues to list), terrible customer service (lowest point was…

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ICK
Mar 30, 2009 12:08 pm
ICK
Shae
Shae
30 March 2009

Variations after contract cooling off period? PD

Variations after contract cooling off period? PD
VIC

haha i am very clucky, i wont deny that! hehe... but yeah kleenex and I werent that close of friends that night :P hehe..

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Shae
Mar 30, 2009 12:41 pm
ny4eva
ny4eva
30 March 2009

Newbie - Carlisle Homes building surcharge

Newbie - Carlisle Homes building surcharge
1, 2

Has anyone had any experience on the length of time building with Carlisle Homes? I'm not sure how long they take for 2 stories?

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ny4eva
Mar 30, 2009 12:51 pm
joles
joles
30 March 2009

Cost of 3rd party to lay down the floor tiles & carpet ?

Cost of 3rd party to lay down the floor tiles & carpet ?

No with PD you pay a few grand for Category 1 floor coverings to the whole house.

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joles
Mar 30, 2009 12:55 pm
joles
gilese
gilese
30 March 2009

Wisdom Homes - Esperence 24sqs

Wisdom Homes - Esperence 24sqs
NSW

Esperence is much more roomier, bigger bedrooms. Just walked it and there was not one thing we said we didnt like. In the Providence there was a few things.

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gilese
Mar 30, 2009 2:23 pm

We are building the cooper by henley, this is our plan that has our changes on it we moved the theatre to the rear so we could put an alfresco off the side as it moved the…

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CiNnY
Mar 30, 2009 5:03 pm
kexkez
kexkez
30 March 2009

Independant Inspections

Independant Inspections

for us SS would be Site supervisor and CSO would be customer service officer. Onsite problems we deal with our SS and anything contractual or where they need to…

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kexkez
Mar 30, 2009 7:05 pm
kexkez
shazburger
shazburger
30 March 2009

PD Customers - how long for your build?

PD Customers - how long for your build?
VIC

We are building a lifestyle home and we will be at 21 weeks including Christmas when keys are handed over on the 7th April.... Now that is pretty good going

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shazburger
Mar 30, 2009 7:51 pm
shazburger

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