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bel
bel
5 February 2009

How long were your plans in council?

How long were your plans in council?
QLD
1, 2, 3

Jochicho I *think* we are different councils. PM me if you want more details/specifics about what we need to do for the CC.

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bel
Feb 05, 2009 5:07 pm
bel
bigred
bigred
5 February 2009

land settlement

land settlement

Yeah, the land contract will have a 3 day cooling off period. In which case, you need to have an assigned Solicitor or Conveyancer defined within those 3 days. My contract…

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bigred
Feb 05, 2009 8:12 pm
bigred
Moonos21
Moonos21
5 February 2009

Advice on where to build

Advice on where to build
VIC

Thanks alot for everyones advice. It definitely gives us a few more ideas. You haven't told us what your budget is, but as you commented that Williams…

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Moonos21
Feb 05, 2009 8:32 pm
Jacq_n_Paul
Jacq_n_Paul
6 February 2009

Kitchen Question

Kitchen Question

Thanks borg and taffy I'll measure our island bench to see how long it is. I think it may be longer than 2.4 meters, as its pretty big. Thanks again and have a nice day.

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Jacq_n_Paul
Feb 06, 2009 7:06 am
Jacq_n_Paul

Sorry guys, its so tough to decide on the fireplace layout. I'm looking again on the following 2 choices 1. Fireplace below, TV niche above. My take here is that the…

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dembi_2000
Feb 06, 2009 8:51 am
anny
anny
6 February 2009

Who should we build with...and who we shouldn't build with?

Who should we build with...and who we shouldn't build with?
NSW

:shock: ...you need to read a little further! (Oh, and yes, I built with them...) As with every buyilder, there are some good stories...and some horror…

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anny
Feb 06, 2009 11:26 am
lazydays
lazydays
6 February 2009

Poor Soil Test Result

Poor Soil Test Result
QLD
1, 2

As a long time lurker on this forum I have never seen anybody use or refer to screw piers. http://www.instantfoundations.com.au/intro.html Let me give you a bit of…

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lazydays
Feb 06, 2009 12:06 pm
da68za
da68za
6 February 2009

Stamp duty when land isn't registered- The Ponds

Stamp duty when land isn't registered- The Ponds
NSW

I was going to post a new thread but found this one and thought i would post it here instead as this relates to the…

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da68za
Feb 06, 2009 1:22 pm
da68za
woodsey
woodsey
6 February 2009

Handover procedure

Handover procedure

Either, you can ring your council if your builder is being too slow, we rang our council to make sure it was getting done and confirmed it got done, meant we could say to…

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woodsey
Feb 06, 2009 1:38 pm
jamiet
jamiet
6 February 2009

Sealing tile grout

Sealing tile grout
NSW

Wait for your 3 month inspection though because we had a chipped tile that we got fixed before sealing.

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jamiet
Feb 06, 2009 1:55 pm
lisanne
lisanne
6 February 2009

Price change on fixed tender?

Price change on fixed tender?

Make sure the contract has in it…

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lisanne
Feb 06, 2009 2:12 pm
niceguyscomelast
niceguyscomelast
6 February 2009

Arise (Phone Company)

Arise (Phone Company)
VIC

Give Optus a try. Supposedly, according to Arise themselves, Optus are providing services into Aurora now.

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niceguyscomelast
Feb 06, 2009 2:29 pm
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riffa
Feb 06, 2009 3:05 pm
riffa
billdsl
billdsl
6 February 2009

Floor Plans and Copyright Issue?

Floor Plans and Copyright Issue?

this is basically what master builders told me when i spoke to them

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billdsl
Feb 06, 2009 4:55 pm
billdsl
nonie
nonie
7 February 2009

~Horizon :: We locked up !!

~Horizon :: We locked up !!
VIC

Hey Samira Wow .. they have done the base render.. will go and chk out over wknd ! Congrats for the slab getting done ! Isnt it an awesosme feeling to see it all…

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nonie
Feb 06, 2009 11:05 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
7 February 2009

Boral Bricks Display Centre

Boral Bricks Display Centre

yep as joles said its just open... go during daylight hours as there are no lights at night!

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CiNnY
Feb 06, 2009 11:14 pm
seakyl
seakyl
7 February 2009

What does fixing stage mean?

What does fixing stage mean?

I'm sure the kids thought I am crackers…

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seakyl
Feb 07, 2009 6:48 am
bel
bel
7 February 2009

Too much cut, Too much fill - Back to square one

Too much cut, Too much fill - Back to square one

Hi Metter, We are also building on a sloping block (upslope from street). We are building a double storey, ground floor is split level with 3 or 4 steps internally,…

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bel
Feb 07, 2009 8:01 am
bel
Annietom
Annietom
7 February 2009

Please help choosing a builder

Please help choosing a builder

A shorter block ? Did you mean longer ? Because the Bardot is 32m in…

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Annietom
Feb 07, 2009 8:56 am
Annietom
Jordann
Jordann
7 February 2009

Providence 24 MkII

Providence 24 MkII
NSW

We have also decided to build the Providence 24... Just put a deposit on our land yesterday... So what inclusion did you go with?

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Jordann
Feb 07, 2009 11:33 am
Jordann
jamestheoz
jamestheoz
7 February 2009

HomesNow?

HomesNow?
VIC

If you do choose them, be prepared for a LONG wait to get all your plans and specs, and their high site costs to make up for the cheaper house. When the sales…

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jamestheoz
Feb 07, 2009 12:08 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
7 February 2009

Before & After in Floor Plans ~

Before & After in Floor Plans ~
1, 2

Copyright, ask Big M if they will sell you the plan. If they say no, ask them why not, it is easy money for them. All you want is the floor plan so you can change it, the…

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Onebuild
Feb 07, 2009 2:22 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
7 February 2009

Best Builder in Sydney????

Best Builder in Sydney????
NSW

All the very best.....things normally go well when you are positive

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Hanson61
Feb 07, 2009 5:06 pm
adimulam
adimulam
7 February 2009

Has anyone seen dark brown bricks with grey mortar?

Has anyone seen dark brown bricks with grey mortar?
VIC

Hi Annie, What home are you building with N2va. What do you mean by get him in writing. I went today to him. Oh god it was very very very hot in tarneit. My body was…

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adimulam
Feb 07, 2009 5:29 pm
Jess09
Jess09
7 February 2009

When to get the advice of a solicitor?

When to get the advice of a solicitor?
VIC

i don't know what goes on here in qld, but the cheapest conveyancing i could get was $935 and that was with a discount - when i first started ringing around the average…

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Jess09
Feb 07, 2009 7:19 pm
Jess09
franco
franco
7 February 2009

When did you sign the building contract?

When did you sign the building contract?

Back at the beginning when we got involved wanting to build a home, we went with Beechwood who subsequently went bust. Anyhow, the Sales person I spoke to there insisted…

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franco
Feb 07, 2009 8:04 pm
zeke
zeke
7 February 2009

Altering double garage through Devine.. need advice ASAP!

Altering double garage through Devine.. need advice ASAP!
SA

Just to put the other side of this, have you considered the future saleability of a single garage home vs a double? Not saying this should change what you are doing, but…

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zeke
Feb 07, 2009 9:17 pm
zeke
T&V
T&V
8 February 2009

What size water tank?

What size water tank?

Hi Mckinnon, what size tank u need, will depend on what u will use the water for, is it the same as what ur using the present water for? by ur figures u should collect…

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T&V
Feb 08, 2009 12:41 am
Peter2084
Peter2084
8 February 2009

EcoNova grey water recycling

EcoNova grey water recycling
NSW

thanks, I'll keep looking. One I've found, is called Oasis - looks good cheers

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Peter2084
Feb 08, 2009 7:47 am
Becster
Becster
8 February 2009

How long does it take for a 2 storey house to be built?

How long does it take for a 2 storey house to be built?
WA

We are building with Be@umonde in Perth, the contract time for a 2 storey rendered house (brick and concrete slab) is 18 months) which was pretty standard at the time we…

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Becster
Feb 08, 2009 9:19 am
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
8 February 2009

Double brick - are there better options?

Double brick - are there better options?
ACT

Thanks for all the responses and comments! I'm in Canberra and we definitely get our fair share at both ends of the temperature spectrum!! I think we're going to…

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BuildingACT
Feb 08, 2009 10:12 am
Jochicho
Jochicho
8 February 2009

Building over the sewer - Part II - help pls!

Building over the sewer - Part II - help pls!

Anyone has any more info on this to share? sorry, I think you can guess that this has me a bit worried/stressed. Ta

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Jochicho
Feb 08, 2009 10:58 am
davino
davino
8 February 2009

Colourbond downpipes and round PVC

Colourbond downpipes and round PVC
NSW

Hi Im in NSW, all our pipes are PVC and from what i know they are all going to the rainwater tank.

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davino
Feb 08, 2009 5:25 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 February 2009

Builder design or house designer?

Builder design or house designer?
SA

metter, Sounds like you've got a three metre (or close to it) fall from the front of the house to the back. This is the ideal fall as the house can take up the fall and…

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Casa2
Feb 08, 2009 6:12 pm
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
9 February 2009

Enigma's Place

Enigma's Place

DD is 4 in two weeks.…

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enigma_brennan
Feb 09, 2009 10:27 am
enigma_brennan
anny
anny
9 February 2009

Need some clarification please on what to email next.....

Need some clarification please on what to email next.....
VIC

Hi Anny, I have spoken with the state sales manager who has sorted it out for me, he is brillant, so I am getting my timber doors at no cost. :D

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anny
Feb 09, 2009 10:49 am
hermyleen
hermyleen
9 February 2009

Building with Eden Brae

Building with Eden Brae
NSW

If you can get away with not having to pay $50k then I think you should go for it but not sure how much they'll charge you with the sarking, alarm, ducting for a/c, site…

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hermyleen
Feb 09, 2009 2:10 pm
hermyleen
donuts
donuts
9 February 2009

Deleting an Alfresco - that is the question?

Deleting an Alfresco - that is the question?
1, 2

thanks for that Annietom... sounds like out of my price range too :( what a shame, they would be the perfect alfresco roof. I wonder if anyone…

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donuts
Feb 09, 2009 2:40 pm
donuts
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iTalk
Feb 09, 2009 3:36 pm
iTalk
Southies
Southies
9 February 2009

For external balconies floor - marine ply or fibrous cement

For external balconies floor - marine ply or fibrous cement
VIC

I've just confirmed with our SS, that EB will be installing fibrous cement sheeting to our 2 balconies. So does this mean that each SS puts in what he likes & that EB…

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Southies
Feb 09, 2009 3:56 pm
Southies
sammy_sj
sammy_sj
9 February 2009

awaiting contracts

awaiting contracts
SA

Oh well we'll definetly have to try the other pub next time we are there. Yea we will have to catch up.... Might even bump into you staring at your dirt or tree if you…

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sammy_sj
Feb 09, 2009 7:58 pm
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
1, 2

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


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