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sparkle
sparkle
15 May 2009

Floorpan comments please

Floorpan comments please
VIC

Ok, Now i have recieved my contract and the setback is at 4m the garage is setback about 5.5m. Do you think this is too close to the footpath? i was thinking about…

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sparkle
May 15, 2009 10:49 am
lisanne
lisanne
15 May 2009

Who is entitled to leftover bricks?

Who is entitled to leftover bricks?
1, 2

We haven't got to the brick stage yet but I wondered who is responsible for clearing the excess stuff from the sight, we have just had our slab…

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lisanne
May 15, 2009 11:07 am
wonderland
wonderland
15 May 2009

Austral Nougat bricks - urgent help needed!

Austral Nougat bricks - urgent help needed!
1, 2

Thanks guys :D Also, welcome to the forum Jackie, I have been reading Mikky's thread. It would have been frustrating not to get the bricks you want but the second choice…

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wonderland
May 15, 2009 1:31 pm
wonderland

No probs. Our guttering and fascia is Woodland Grey along with…

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House-To-Be
May 15, 2009 1:43 pm
jspitz
jspitz
15 May 2009

How about m3tricon and simonds

How about m3tricon and simonds

Hi, I think a lot of it comes down to whether you get a good SS and the tradies that are used. We are building with M and our SS has been great so far. We are up to…

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jspitz
May 15, 2009 6:28 pm
beattun
beattun
15 May 2009

Transportable or Prefab homes

Transportable or Prefab homes
NSW

ring these guys and see if they can help http://www.demountables.com.au/ theyre in deniliquin, i know them personally, never done business with them but i would have no…

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beattun
May 15, 2009 8:02 pm
kexkez
kexkez
16 May 2009

order of work from lockup to finish

order of work from lockup to finish

The sparkies have to fit off power points and light switches before tiling in bathrooms. The only one that I noticed out of place.…

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kexkez
May 16, 2009 8:16 am
kexkez
kirbstar23
kirbstar23
16 May 2009

When to insure??????

When to insure??????

Great..... thanks so much for that! I was just concerned that we might need it from the certificate being provided.... IYKWIM???? Love Kirby xoxo

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kirbstar23
May 16, 2009 8:40 am
kirbstar23
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imac
May 16, 2009 11:01 am

Wowee.....got home yesterday to find an Express Post delivery waiting - from Rawdon Hill !!! Open it up and low and behold, there's our first draft of the plans ;) About the…

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paul.jason
May 16, 2009 11:06 am
paul.jason
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ChrisL
May 16, 2009 4:06 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
16 May 2009

Sierra Estate - Soil Class

Sierra Estate - Soil Class
VIC

It can only be considered compacted properly…

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ChrisL
May 16, 2009 4:09 pm

Do you mean this one? http://www.statesman-homes.com.au/photogallery/exterior/images/image_19.jpg Need a better photo…

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D&SG
May 16, 2009 4:54 pm
D&SG
kek
kek
16 May 2009

Am i entitled for the penalty payment?

Am i entitled for the penalty payment?

Ours was to handover. PCI was a week and a half earlier, but until you get a certificate of occupancy and a set of keys, the construction period hasn't ended. As long as…

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kek
May 16, 2009 5:09 pm
kek
ny4eva
ny4eva
16 May 2009

Tender appointment with carlisle home - What should i know

Tender appointment with carlisle home - What should i know

Hi ozanil , have you signed the tender yet? We had our tender appointment with Carlisle Homes last week, and have since made some changes. Our CLE has been accomodating,…

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ny4eva
May 16, 2009 5:23 pm
Pebble
Pebble
16 May 2009

Should we use coloured grout?

Should we use coloured grout?

The charge sounds over the top, I guess it's a builders way of saying they don't like doing it. We were allowed to choose coloured grout at no extra charge, which is good…

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Pebble
May 16, 2009 7:10 pm
Pebble
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
16 May 2009

Jo again! - Selections photofest!

Jo again! - Selections photofest!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ospreys a great colour - we have it, but it was Category 1. Is it usually an upgrade?

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Salt&Pepper
May 16, 2009 9:39 pm
Salt&Pepper
themax
themax
17 May 2009

Timber exposed post fencing

Timber exposed post fencing

Isn't that a bummer how the neighbour gets the good side? Doesn't make sense does it? Maybe ask the fencer for his ideas?

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themax
May 17, 2009 8:54 am
themax
kbudgie
kbudgie
17 May 2009

M3tricon Studio M

M3tricon Studio M
VIC

We spent a lot of time thinking about our electrical appointment and decided that down lights were not practical in bedrooms. We are staying with my mum until the house is…

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kbudgie
May 17, 2009 9:34 pm
kbudgie
krissytool
krissytool
17 May 2009

Anyone used these face bricks?

Anyone used these face bricks?

I have done that and all they directed me to was the one ex-display house.....so excited i drove straight to the house and it was the same one i had spotted earlier whilst…

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krissytool
May 17, 2009 9:52 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
17 May 2009

Changing colour of garage door?

Changing colour of garage door?

kezandcheds my partner wanted the cedar lok one the orange one you speak of but i put my foot down and got the darker more mahogany one i think its called cacoba or something

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CiNnY
May 17, 2009 10:28 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
18 May 2009

Need Help Building with C_don cReStMeAd...PLEASE>>>

Need Help Building with C_don cReStMeAd...PLEASE>>>
NSW

Thanks mellybuilding for the reply!!! We did have some modifications but we only got our…

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mellybuilding
May 18, 2009 10:05 am
mellybuilding
buzz
buzz
18 May 2009

Boral Ebony or Charcoal Grey Roof Tiles - Which to choose?

Boral Ebony or Charcoal Grey Roof Tiles - Which to choose?

Hi Benji, The gunmetal and charcoal grey are apparently very similar in colour, but the gunmetal is "colour on" and charcoal grey is "colour through". Depends then how…

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buzz
May 18, 2009 1:53 pm
buzz
kirribilli
kirribilli
18 May 2009

WA/Perth - Currently drawing with builder

WA/Perth - Currently drawing with builder
WA

Hi there, I think the floorplan is great! Agree with the swapping of the laundry and toilet, otherwise great! Only thing I wish we had done in ours, which is a similar…

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kirribilli
May 18, 2009 2:49 pm
kirribilli
ZZZ
ZZZ
18 May 2009

The PONDS VS STANHOPE GARDENS

The PONDS VS STANHOPE GARDENS
NSW

The cost of building has gone up, so yes..it will be more expensive to build in the ponds. Take into account interest being paid on the mortgage whilst the land is being…

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ZZZ
May 18, 2009 8:08 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
18 May 2009

Kevin Mc'Donald where are you?

Kevin Mc'Donald where are you?

I too had difficulty reaching him but finally was able to get through his assistant, Robyn. She called back promptly.

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blessedpeople
May 18, 2009 9:36 pm
blessedpeople
Cleishy
Cleishy
18 May 2009

Questions about contract signing

Questions about contract signing

Don't sign the contract the day they give it you either. Take it home and have a good read through it to make sure everything that is meant to be included is included.

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Cleishy
May 18, 2009 10:11 pm
Cleishy
vid
vid
18 May 2009

Basic costs at each building stage

Basic costs at each building stage
VIC

Vid, I was told by my builder that footing progress claim is 20% PLUS 100% of footing and footing related variations. Mine came out to be about…

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vid
May 18, 2009 11:00 pm
vid
King willy
King willy
18 May 2009

Recommendation for a solicitor to look at the contract ?

Recommendation for a solicitor to look at the contract ?

I also think ( know ) it’s best to have a solicitor look it over. Hey, most people get a 15 k second hand car checked over by the RACV or a mechanic. This is a 300k or…

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King willy
May 18, 2009 11:39 pm
King willy
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
19 May 2009

Our "Daydream"279".... It's OURS!!! carpet in

Our "Daydream"279".... It's OURS!!! carpet in
QLD
1 ... 4, 5, 6

WOW congratulations :z: It looks fantastic and everything seemed to go so well. Can't wait to see more photos! Have you moved in ???

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-Rebekah-
May 19, 2009 8:30 am
-Rebekah-
JJ305
JJ305
19 May 2009

Fixed Contract ??

Fixed Contract ??
VIC

From what i have seen, Simonds do provide fixed site cost, may be you can negoitate with them of this option, so no…

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JJ305
May 19, 2009 11:44 am
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
19 May 2009

LOCK UP STAGE-

LOCK UP STAGE-
VIC

House is weatherproof. Roof, external walls, external doors and windows are all on. That's lock up.

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Mel&Em
May 19, 2009 1:24 pm
Mel&Em
sparkle
sparkle
19 May 2009

Who else is waiting for their contract, please join me!!

Who else is waiting for their contract, please join me!!
1, 2, 3

Hi, No nasty suprises was very happy with how it went. Was charged for a P class slab not too sure of all the details but came in under $10000 which is what we…

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sparkle
May 19, 2009 4:31 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
19 May 2009

Looking for a new house in Melbournes North

Looking for a new house in Melbournes North
VIC

We are building in Doreen our block has 1.3m of fall from front corner to back corner and our site costs came in at just over 6k.... that included $1600 provisional for…

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CiNnY
May 19, 2009 6:38 pm
ACTNOW
ACTNOW
19 May 2009

Building our first home in Point Cook, Vic. Inspired Homes?

Building our first home in Point Cook, Vic. Inspired Homes?
VIC
1, 2

" I feel as though I could write a university thesis on PD's Atrium, so fire away an questions! Having said that we haven't even turned the soil yet (!) so I'll be very…

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ACTNOW
May 19, 2009 10:06 pm

As a guess, the barrel looks very similar to what we had installed in our underground power pit to house the orange conduit. The concrete 'lid' then just sits in the top…

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Stormy
May 19, 2009 11:24 pm
Stormy
Judie
Judie
20 May 2009

Just got my Building Contract & Prelim Plans - have Question

Just got my Building Contract & Prelim Plans - have Question
WA

Major changes like windows and walls need to be done before the plan is submitted to council. If you make any structural changes once you have your CC, you will have to…

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Judie
May 20, 2009 12:45 am
Judie
Casa2
Casa2
20 May 2009

350 days!!!

350 days!!!
1, 2

Ask to talk to the manager. He would have the final say. When I asked about this the consultant said I could talk to the manager but that he did…

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Casa2
May 20, 2009 8:39 am

Help! need insulation installed quickly

Help! need insulation installed quickly
NSW

if you have seen how it's been installed, it's actually quite simple. Any one can buy a few bags of insulation material from Bunnings, month mask, a long stick with…

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building.our.first.house
May 20, 2009 10:13 am
building.our.first.house
flicka
flicka
20 May 2009

Question re. invoices

Question re. invoices

But surely they know??!!?? Has this happened to anyone else? Do you think they'll just add it to the bill at the end??? :th:

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flicka
May 20, 2009 12:03 pm
JJ305
JJ305
20 May 2009

Fixing stage?

Fixing stage?

Oh all so confusing ::: Good the hear all of this though as we are building through Simonds aswell. And we have lost alot of trust with them so we need all the information…

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JJ305
May 20, 2009 12:14 pm
purpleninja
purpleninja
20 May 2009

Walk Through

Walk Through

Take a digital camera and take photos of anything you write on your list.

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purpleninja
May 20, 2009 1:01 pm
stu
stu
20 May 2009

Electrical Plan

Electrical Plan

Just put cheap lights in and get a contractor to install fans, downlights at a later stage when you have a better idea of where you need them. Put double plugs in. and…

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stu
May 20, 2009 1:39 pm
stu
Eljay
Eljay
20 May 2009

Here I go..Deposits paid, prelim contracts done!

Here I go..Deposits paid, prelim contracts done!

Awww thanks everyone, you're all making me warm and fuzzy :) I am meeting the sales guy again tonight to nut out the plans. I need to get a firm price on the colourbond…

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Eljay
May 20, 2009 1:53 pm

DIY or get Builder to??

DIY or get Builder to??

There's one other thing that is much cheaper by your own tradies: water tank for your ran water. Just make sure the pipes are connected to the toilets/washing machines…

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building.our.first.house
May 20, 2009 2:01 pm
building.our.first.house
samdhamija
samdhamija
20 May 2009

Design standards in Williams Landing - front windows

Design standards in Williams Landing - front windows
VIC

Hi... anyone out there who has bought in release 4? Cheers Simran

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samdhamija
May 20, 2009 2:18 pm
King willy
King willy
20 May 2009

Do i Build or Not

Do i Build or Not
1, 2

I could talk economics all day. I agree the real recession is in the post, not here yet. Land prices will come down. It will impact on the Australian life style more than…

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King willy
May 20, 2009 3:14 pm
King willy
Beebob
Beebob
20 May 2009

Wi$dom Impression 38 or Ma$terton Vallina?

Wi$dom Impression 38 or Ma$terton Vallina?

What should I include in the tender that can relate to upgrades later? eg. wiring by W - after hand over ill buy my own downlights and hook them up duct work - buy air…

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Beebob
May 20, 2009 3:41 pm
Pebble
Pebble
20 May 2009

Standard bricks

Standard bricks

I think in WA they use the maxi bricks (double course) as standard for the internal wall (of a double brick house) even…

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Pebble
May 20, 2009 4:11 pm
Pebble

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