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stevep79
stevep79
3 March 2009

Council DA Approvals Before Settlement on Land

Council DA Approvals Before Settlement on Land

Already been a few threads on this recently, yes it can and has been…

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stevep79
Mar 03, 2009 12:57 pm
stevep79
FarRez
FarRez
3 March 2009

Asiration 32 or Caprice 30... anyone?

Asiration 32 or Caprice 30... anyone?
NSW

Bluemetal: your site cost are not bad with caprice. do you think they will change later on?

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FarRez
Mar 03, 2009 1:45 pm
FarRez
clm1982
clm1982
3 March 2009

Contract says waffle slab, got stumps!

Contract says waffle slab, got stumps!

Ive heard really bad stories about waffle pod you should be glad its stumps (we are really hoping ours will come back non waffle). I believe that waffle pod is the…

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clm1982
Mar 03, 2009 1:51 pm
FarRez
FarRez
3 March 2009

stormwater detention tanks in the ponds

stormwater detention tanks in the ponds
NSW

thanks stevep79! I thought so too, but then one of the builders that we tendered with told us that and obviously the cost was added to the tender for hydraulic design.…

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FarRez
Mar 03, 2009 1:56 pm
FarRez
stevep79
stevep79
3 March 2009

New NSW Housing Code

New NSW Housing Code
NSW

My builder did the checklist for us as we wanted to try the new system. We qualified under every item except one which was that our…

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stevep79
Mar 03, 2009 2:19 pm
stevep79
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 March 2009

Waffle slab vs concrete

Waffle slab vs concrete

Waffle pods cheaper to install and much better for thermal efficiency. Ed

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ECOECO
Mar 03, 2009 3:05 pm
ECOECO
sarina
sarina
3 March 2009

Wrong Tiles laid??

Wrong Tiles laid??

I hope everything goes well with the construction manager. My parents had the same problem last year. Good thing that the person they talked to was so nice and agreed to…

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sarina
Mar 03, 2009 4:02 pm
lisanne
lisanne
3 March 2009

Land advice needed please

Land advice needed please

Which direction would you prefer your living area's and your back yard? For me i wanted mine north/west

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lisanne
Mar 03, 2009 4:37 pm
lisanne
lisanne
3 March 2009

Who decides the installation of broadband/phone systems ?

Who decides the installation of broadband/phone systems ?

In my estate we have no access to any form of ADSL or cable at all. The only option is dial up or Telstra Next G - thats it. I have enquired…

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lisanne
Mar 03, 2009 5:19 pm
hornet18
hornet18
3 March 2009

Program to see design

Program to see design

Guys, I found the following sites handy, well maybe not me (The better half) http://www.colorbondcolours.com/go/home ... visualiser The colourbond site has a…

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hornet18
Mar 03, 2009 6:20 pm
hornet18
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
3 March 2009

scaffolding

scaffolding

oh well hopefully work will resume on Monday :)

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JohnAndTarin
Mar 03, 2009 9:38 pm
JohnAndTarin
Cleishy
Cleishy
3 March 2009

How long should we wait for a quote from a builder?

How long should we wait for a quote from a builder?

Waiting that long for contracts is ridiculous. I waited ages for mine too. Now knowing that builders can get them to clients within 2 -3 days.

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Cleishy
Mar 03, 2009 10:41 pm
Cleishy
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serge44
Mar 03, 2009 10:46 pm
serge44
jaelee
jaelee
3 March 2009

Post Contract Variation - Is this fair?

Post Contract Variation - Is this fair?

I understand where you are coming from. I have asked if I could change my cornices. We are building a 2 storey home in WA and are only at first brick height. I have…

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jaelee
Mar 03, 2009 11:09 pm
JADED6
JADED6
4 March 2009

We have some action...(new pics 24 August 2008)

We have some action...(new pics 24 August 2008)
QLD
1, 2, 3

Just found this thread (linked in another thread) ANY UPDATES?? :D I'll have to do some searching tomorrow. There might already be another thread. Would hate for this…

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JADED6
Mar 04, 2009 3:32 am
joeygbh
joeygbh
4 March 2009

Completion walk through - Tips Anyone

Completion walk through - Tips Anyone

Check that all keys open where they should...

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joeygbh
Mar 04, 2009 10:04 am
joeygbh
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
4 March 2009

Is this expensive for render?

Is this expensive for render?
1, 2

Our whole house is being rendered and it's costing us $8000 extra :shock:

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-Rebekah-
Mar 04, 2009 1:05 pm
-Rebekah-
lisahello
lisahello
4 March 2009

Help - can't build what we wanted - build single or double?

Help - can't build what we wanted - build single or double?
VIC

Thanks Guys that helps no end - we have had double and didn't like it - but PD have one that has the master bedroom downstairs - the only reason I am considering it! …

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lisahello
Mar 04, 2009 1:34 pm
dreamz
dreamz
4 March 2009

Prices at Stonecutters Ridge

Prices at Stonecutters Ridge
NSW

I've been reading about stone cutters ridge today! and all i have to say that it seems to me like the ideal place i'd love to live in. Read alot of good news about…

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dreamz
Mar 04, 2009 2:10 pm
Elli
Elli
4 March 2009

Good value? Opinions please

Good value? Opinions please
VIC

Thanks woodsey :) The corner spa is a very nice addition I think! When we checked out the display my eyes widened at the size of the ensuite :shock: :lol: I actually…

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Elli
Mar 04, 2009 2:48 pm
FarRez
FarRez
4 March 2009

Site Costs - Difference in tenders for houses?

Site Costs - Difference in tenders for houses?

hey bluemetal, did you decide which tender you like better?

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FarRez
Mar 04, 2009 4:55 pm
FarRez
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
4 March 2009

Carlisle homes - our lesson learned

Carlisle homes - our lesson learned
VIC
1, 2

Thats good to hear you have settled on another home and all is well! :D Carlisle merged because they now have Spectra, a brand new colour selection centre at Mulgrave -…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Salt&Pepper
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
4 March 2009

Is this being realistic?

Is this being realistic?
VIC

mmm we have a 37 week build and our ss said that he will have us in way before aug we stared end of Nov

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JohnAndTarin
Mar 04, 2009 9:15 pm
JohnAndTarin
jamesb
jamesb
4 March 2009

First Home Owners Grand and Land Title Timing

First Home Owners Grand and Land Title Timing
VIC

UPDATE. My broker called today and worked everything out. Instead of submitting the Building and Land approval together, we are getting full approval on the land first,…

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jamesb
Mar 04, 2009 9:57 pm
jamesb
sha
sha
5 March 2009

Upgrage on Bricks ?

Upgrage on Bricks ?

TITLE : upgRAGE on bricks... :lol: -Sha

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sha
Mar 05, 2009 1:42 am
jspitz
jspitz
5 March 2009

does anyone know the cost of a screw pile?

does anyone know the cost of a screw pile?

I'm not sure if i'm being ripped off or not now. It looks like the screw piles next to our easement are 2.68 deep, not sure about the other side-i think i'll get them to…

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jspitz
Mar 05, 2009 11:02 am
thlo
thlo
5 March 2009

Do you think the 21k First home buyers offer will come back?

Do you think the 21k First home buyers offer will come back?

The lenders will re-assess the demand for certain high lend products when the $21000 first home owners grant (boost) and…

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thlo
Mar 05, 2009 12:45 pm
thlo
woodsey
woodsey
5 March 2009

Statutory & Workcover Requirements ... ? Excavation ..

Statutory & Workcover Requirements ... ? Excavation ..

go to WorkCover NSW website it will be able to tell you what is required, perhaps give them a call and they should talk you through it! :wink:

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woodsey
Mar 05, 2009 1:18 pm
joles
joles
5 March 2009

Anyone building with M3tricon

Anyone building with M3tricon

We love the santorini 29 but unfortunately dont think its going to be possible. We required a rear roller door for access to the backyard for…

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joles
Mar 05, 2009 1:34 pm
joles
wonderland
wonderland
5 March 2009

My first blog..

My first blog..

I had a look, very nice! Seems like alot of people are building that house. Hope the build goes smoothly. Dont forget to take and upload HEAPS of pictures!! :D

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wonderland
Mar 05, 2009 4:53 pm
wonderland
Tillie
Tillie
5 March 2009

We failed our NatHERS! - We've now passed!

We failed our NatHERS! - We've now passed!
1, 2

Congrats on keeping the colours, they look lovely :D You have to love it when the numbers$$$ work in your favour :D

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Tillie
Mar 05, 2009 6:26 pm
Tillie
Tillie
5 March 2009

Installing own insulation

Installing own insulation

My brother and dad have just finished his (brother's) house to walls and roof, they are renovating an exisiting property of about 12sqs though. It took them a few nights…

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Tillie
Mar 05, 2009 8:50 pm
mazza
mazza
5 March 2009

W&*dom H- current promotion?

W&*dom H- current promotion?
NSW

Yes I agree. The costs have changed this year, and perhaps you will be looking at a higher price. Have you asked the housing company if they have the deal? usually they…

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mazza
Mar 05, 2009 8:52 pm
netadelle
netadelle
5 March 2009

Cost to use a 3rd party to render your home ?

Cost to use a 3rd party to render your home ?
VIC

Here in SA we where quoted about $50 per square mtr to render. Much cheaper then getting the builder to do it.

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netadelle
Mar 05, 2009 9:27 pm
netadelle
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
5 March 2009

Carlisle Atlantique

Carlisle Atlantique
1, 2

Homey_123, take a look at my building thread for photos.

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 05, 2009 11:00 pm
Salt&Pepper
Tillie
Tillie
6 March 2009

Yes , No , Wait ! go go go

Yes , No , Wait ! go go go
1, 2, 3

Lovely house, the kitchen looks great :)

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Tillie
Mar 06, 2009 8:41 am
stevep79
stevep79
6 March 2009

Allowance shortfall

Allowance shortfall

Best thing you can do is ask the builder for a copy of the the actual tender for the equivalent display home (or something similar). That way you can take the full list…

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stevep79
Mar 06, 2009 9:10 am
stevep79
danen75
danen75
6 March 2009

Contracts!

Contracts!

we were 2 and a half months from first visit to Council approval with Ownit here in Brisbane, and that included the Christmas close down period. Friend of Mine just went…

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danen75
Mar 06, 2009 1:46 pm
gumboots
gumboots
6 March 2009

PD Foxley 29

PD Foxley 29
VIC
1, 2

Thanks gumboots for clearing up my confusion with the floorplan... :shock: I can see why you wanted to make the alfresco bigger, man the original one…

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gumboots
Mar 06, 2009 2:20 pm
georgie
georgie
6 March 2009

PD - Hopetoun & National Tiles

PD - Hopetoun & National Tiles
VIC

They are nice! Pretty much what we are looking for too!! Hopefuly we find some in our range!

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georgie
Mar 06, 2009 2:53 pm
dflaks
dflaks
6 March 2009

Builders price for laying porcelain tiles...

Builders price for laying porcelain tiles...

600's Porcelain was about $45 sqm, but we went "rectified" tiles and they lumped on another $15sqm to lay them. Apparently rectified tiles require them to be more…

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dflaks
Mar 06, 2009 4:44 pm
willow04
willow04
6 March 2009

Has anyone built the Bridgeport 35

Has anyone built the Bridgeport 35
VIC

thanks everyone. I think it is definatly worth the 4000 or so to upgrade as it makes a big difference on the end result.

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willow04
Mar 06, 2009 4:51 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
6 March 2009

Handover Inspections

Handover Inspections

This is a building resource forum, not some sort of advertising campaign. And yes, Kevin has already built his name on the forum, maybe try another site. Its not an…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 06, 2009 7:47 pm
Salt&Pepper
Hels
Hels
6 March 2009

bargaining for better inclusions

bargaining for better inclusions

In my experience, if you find a good salesman they can usually pull a few strings. But bargaining something like $5000 worth of upgrades seems to be asking a bit much.…

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Hels
Mar 06, 2009 9:36 pm
Hels
billdsl
billdsl
6 March 2009

eaves and colourbond versus tiles

eaves and colourbond versus tiles

or the easy answer is eaves and colorbond :-)

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billdsl
Mar 06, 2009 9:44 pm
billdsl
Hels
Hels
6 March 2009

Deferred Work - Progress Payment Question

Deferred Work - Progress Payment Question

Ah ok. On our contract it has each progress payment with the exact figure of what we will be billed (based on our contract amount) aswell as what it is we are paying…

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Hels
Mar 06, 2009 10:18 pm
Hels
alfabeta
alfabeta
6 March 2009

Advice required on house plan sketches...

Advice required on house plan sketches...

Hi, Thankyou for your advice. Yes, I am not sure what i would do underneath the house. I do see it as valuable storage space and not a waste of the subfloor area. …

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alfabeta
Mar 06, 2009 11:20 pm
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
7 March 2009

Stamp duty payable on an untitled block??

Stamp duty payable on an untitled block??

Ok, I think this stuff will vary from state to state but we are in the ACT and it was exactly as principessa stated. We exchanged contracts on land (only) in Dec 07 and…

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enigma_brennan
Mar 07, 2009 3:44 am
enigma_brennan
doghouse
doghouse
7 March 2009

Brick Colours?

Brick Colours?

Just noticed your questions... our Vic Blue bricks have natural mortar which is "rolled (ironed)". That is the wording on our colour selection.

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doghouse
Mar 07, 2009 10:37 am
doghouse
ICK
ICK
7 March 2009

Would u go with a smaller, not well known builder?

Would u go with a smaller, not well known builder?

I'm so sorry to hear about that 4186anne, what a shocking experience that I wish noone has to go through! But you did say builders are not known for their integrity,…

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ICK
Mar 07, 2009 10:44 am
ICK


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