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SYD-YYZ
SYD-YYZ
26 February 2009

Advice re new house

Advice re new house

I don't think there is a difference, surely most kitchen makers will do all wetrooms, and plumbing suppliers (like Reece) will only supply goods…

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SYD-YYZ
Feb 26, 2009 8:20 pm
rock
rock
26 February 2009

At what point do you get a handover date?

At what point do you get a handover date?
VIC

our paint and tiles are done we got a date for two weeks for pci stil have outside to paint thou

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rock
Feb 26, 2009 8:29 pm
summergrace
summergrace
26 February 2009

Help with this house floor tiles :)

Help with this house floor tiles :)

Awful. Too stark. Very vampire themed..... :shock: The home featured in today's Grand Designs got it right. Right mix of steel, timber and stark white that complements each…

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summergrace
Feb 26, 2009 9:25 pm

C/B Night…

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Michelle
Feb 26, 2009 9:27 pm
Michelle
thorney
thorney
26 February 2009

Why I like Master Bedrooms at the front of the house..

Why I like Master Bedrooms at the front of the house..
1, 2

How scary for you erinleigh. I have always had this plan if anyone tried to get into my bedroom window (I just always figure this is where they…

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thorney
Feb 26, 2009 11:32 pm
thorney
dymonite69
dymonite69
27 February 2009

New Block - North Facing Frontage

New Block - North Facing Frontage

You can lose significant amount of radiant heat gain with tints which will compromise…

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dymonite69
Feb 27, 2009 12:12 am
dymonite69
joles
joles
27 February 2009

Getting alfresco slab only with 2 pillars (no roof for now)

Getting alfresco slab only with 2 pillars (no roof for now)

Check out pergola costs, may not be much cheaper than the integrated alfresco. :? Rather than get them to actually build the brick piers, just get the builder to supply…

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joles
Feb 27, 2009 8:37 am
joles
ken007
ken007
27 February 2009

When Can I Get Site Costs?

When Can I Get Site Costs?

Jessica, Thanks for the reply! We are hoping to build the Parkside @ the carlingford estate in Lalor. What about you ?? first time building ?? ps: yeah got the…

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ken007
Feb 27, 2009 9:05 am
ken007
Ames84
Ames84
27 February 2009

My House Plans - let me know what you think!!

My House Plans - let me know what you think!!
1, 2

Hi All, Thanks for the replies. Kek, thanks for your input. I hadnt really thought too much about the front door, but not sure what we are going to do. We are going…

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Ames84
Feb 27, 2009 10:41 am
Ames84
Tillie
Tillie
27 February 2009

How many post contract variations???

How many post contract variations???

Thanks for all the replies and wishes of luck :D I can't believe 9 Gongbuilding :shock: I am meeting with the Contract Administrator at 3pm this afternoon and have all my…

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Tillie
Feb 27, 2009 10:48 am
Tillie
Tillie
27 February 2009

A question about downpipes

A question about downpipes

Thanks for the reply, am meeting with the builders yet again this afternoon to sort this out.

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Tillie
Feb 27, 2009 10:49 am
klo338
klo338
27 February 2009

Has anyone built with Simonds?

Has anyone built with Simonds?
VIC
1, 2

Hi klo338, When I told my SS that I was getting Kevin to do my inspection, he was OK by it (he actually told me that Kevin is a top bloke and that…

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klo338
Feb 27, 2009 10:55 am
King willy
King willy
27 February 2009

Need help, surgestions, not sure what to do..............

Need help, surgestions, not sure what to do..............
VIC

Thanks kind people. Yes its up to me. I know I need to make up my mind and just do it. Pros & cons in all things in life. If it was a perfect world I would build, Im sold…

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King willy
Feb 27, 2009 11:24 am
King willy
claego
claego
27 February 2009

Cost of adding alfresco to floorplan ?

Cost of adding alfresco to floorplan ?
1, 2

NP, will let you know I haven’t started getting quote yet, but i had a casual chat with Stratco the other day, they said 7k for pengola is workable, but they cannot…

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claego
Feb 27, 2009 12:22 pm
newbie.2009
newbie.2009
27 February 2009

newbie - sa building inspectors

newbie - sa building inspectors
SA

Thanks for all your help Mark, its much appreciated! called the guy you give me...and have agreed to use his services! ,ay even go a few more like you have! thanks for…

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newbie.2009
Feb 27, 2009 12:26 pm
Our Dream
Our Dream
27 February 2009

The WOW effect

The WOW effect

I think the beauty of building your own house is, on the same piece of land, you can build a $200K - $2M house, and you can do…

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Our Dream
Feb 27, 2009 1:23 pm
kyton
kyton
27 February 2009

What would you modify on this house plan

What would you modify on this house plan
VIC
1, 2

Not sure why on earth you want more windows in the Home Theater room (its a theater ie no windows would be better, and where would you put the TV if you…

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kyton
Feb 27, 2009 2:57 pm
kyton
lisanne
lisanne
27 February 2009

Site cost - Coburg, Melbourne

Site cost - Coburg, Melbourne
VIC

Every block of land is different, noone here could really tell you how much site costs will be - perhaps a soil test will…

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lisanne
Feb 27, 2009 9:19 pm
charlie0000
charlie0000
28 February 2009

3months into new house - cracked bricks!

3months into new house - cracked bricks!

I would say that if it cracked the mortar and bricks then it has probably exceeded its max bend capacity. Remember that these things are supposed to…

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charlie0000
Feb 28, 2009 12:17 am
charlie0000
ChrisL
ChrisL
28 February 2009

Did you get an independent inspection?

Did you get an independent inspection?

It's not an easy call. Bear in mind though, an inspection prior to handover would only cover the cosmetic items only. Chris

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ChrisL
Feb 28, 2009 11:00 am
yvette72
yvette72
28 February 2009

Not building

Not building

how awful for you.my view with life has all ways been it was not mean to be for some reason and there is something better out there for you

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yvette72
Feb 28, 2009 5:11 pm
brittany
brittany
28 February 2009

AGHHHHHHHHHHH! Bloody builders!!!!

AGHHHHHHHHHHH! Bloody builders!!!!
VIC

I think variations don't effect when you are at fixing stage - in other words yes you probably are at fixing stage. The fixing stage payment is usually fairly large and…

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brittany
Feb 28, 2009 6:15 pm
brittany
Annietom
Annietom
28 February 2009

Variation Fees

Variation Fees
WA

we've been told $600, but now that I've seen everyone else's fee I'm not too happy about that!

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Annietom
Feb 28, 2009 7:44 pm
Annietom
Grace16
Grace16
28 February 2009

Building at Hawkstowe

Building at Hawkstowe
VIC
1, 2

Well done Jas n Rach! The Rowland is lovely, I'm sure you'll be very happy. Gotta be happy with the difference in site costs! :D

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Grace16
Feb 28, 2009 9:54 pm
thorney
thorney
28 February 2009

Estimate of the Site Cost ? Land Fall Image Attached

Estimate of the Site Cost ? Land Fall Image Attached

WOW Thorney, I'd be buying Tatts tickets :wink: .... the major builders down here would have had a field day with site costs for that block. :shock: :lol: :lol:

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thorney
Feb 28, 2009 11:33 pm
thorney
kristo
kristo
28 February 2009

3D modelling?

3D modelling?
1, 2

my experience has been that most aussie landscape designers use vectorworks,…

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kristo
Feb 28, 2009 11:59 pm
sha
sha
1 March 2009

Thought id say hi

Thought id say hi
VIC

Hi Jazz, I just signed up to follow your blog.. We are half way through building the homestead 37 (minus games room) from Newstart Homes on 10 acres. Look forward to…

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sha
Mar 01, 2009 12:55 am
wombat
wombat
1 March 2009

Natnat's house Land Update. We have curb and guttering!

Natnat's house Land Update. We have curb and guttering!
SA
1, 2, 3

Hi How much m2 was the living space in the Hickinbotham? I've been on their website but the MKII does not show? Thanks

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wombat
Mar 01, 2009 7:28 pm
tuned86
tuned86
1 March 2009

Reg. getting extras from builders.

Reg. getting extras from builders.
WA

From a med-sized vol builder: Round 1 got me a 'coupon' promotion * 2590 ceiling height * 900mm stovetop, rangehood, oven * stonebench for kitchen Round 2; *…

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tuned86
Mar 01, 2009 7:55 pm
Annelies
Annelies
1 March 2009

Anyone experienced this ??

Anyone experienced this ??

Hi looks a bit like what we experienced. In our case the magic word was Modified Standard Plan (MSP) which resulted in an increase in costs. Have a read at this topic -…

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Annelies
Mar 01, 2009 10:06 pm
Annelies
Onebuild
Onebuild
1 March 2009

Restrictive Covenants, Rescode, no permits, can you help?

Restrictive Covenants, Rescode, no permits, can you help?

5m X 4m sounds like a garage or large garden shed, unfortunately they may not need permits or breach the covenent. If it is a granny flat, order 1 cubic metre of…

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Onebuild
Mar 01, 2009 10:44 pm
georgie
georgie
1 March 2009

Which house to build on a 20m wide block?

Which house to build on a 20m wide block?
VIC

Just be careful with your budgeting because I don't know about others but we can't use our FHOG as an actual deposit because you don't get it till your slab is poured…

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georgie
Mar 01, 2009 11:15 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
2 March 2009

Tiles - How much did you spend?

Tiles - How much did you spend?

The glass mosaic sheets are exy. We priced some more yesterday at $38.84 per 300x300. We were thinking over doing both bath hobs however could be looking at around $1000…

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ozzroo
Mar 02, 2009 8:47 am
Douglas
Douglas
2 March 2009

Corner blocks and Axe Heads - Pros and Cons?

Corner blocks and Axe Heads - Pros and Cons?

Thanks for all the feedback. I hadn't considered that there were different types of battle-axe blocks. I was just thinking of those that had a long drive and otherwise no…

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Douglas
Mar 02, 2009 1:14 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 March 2009

Advice on frame concerns

Advice on frame concerns
VIC

The members you are hi-lighting are studs, not beams. The 'bow' on them is of no concern, the gyprock will be set square in the corners and you'll never see them. The…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 02, 2009 1:19 pm
Dukekamaya
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
2 March 2009

Building Expo?

Building Expo?
NSW

Or it could be the HIA one which is in April/May

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 02, 2009 1:50 pm
buildingadreamhome
Hanson61
Hanson61
2 March 2009

Refused building contract,until tender signed & deposit

Refused building contract,until tender signed & deposit

gsm..I don't think the building contract is prepared in full until some 8 to 10 weeks into the process... my builder advised that they used the Standard HIA contract but…

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Hanson61
Mar 02, 2009 1:56 pm
Ricky
Ricky
2 March 2009

Colourbond or tiles??

Colourbond or tiles??

Although they both have their advantages and dis advantages. It also depends of the external look of the home. Some elevations look better in one than the other. Concrete…

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Ricky
Mar 02, 2009 7:24 pm
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
2 March 2009

Render Colour

Render Colour

Thanks girls I appreciate your input :D I think i'll just have to get some sample pots and have a play around. SuH - Lovely house, we have very similar taste in…

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-Rebekah-
Mar 02, 2009 8:25 pm
-Rebekah-
jamesb
jamesb
2 March 2009

PD Contract

PD Contract
VIC

Also its Henty Park in Pakenham. And bank is CBA. Cheers

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jamesb
Mar 02, 2009 9:22 pm
jamesb
Ricky
Ricky
2 March 2009

Gable in Modwood?

Gable in Modwood?

I've been using moodwood for some time now in landscape designs....the product is great. It costs a bit more than real timber. Moodwood is a carefree product, no…

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Ricky
Mar 02, 2009 10:22 pm
Judie
Judie
3 March 2009

What do you think is a good size for a new home?

What do you think is a good size for a new home?

The size of your house should be determined by your needs, either present or future. I think our house is close to 40sq. We are, however, including a bedroom/lounge…

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Judie
Mar 03, 2009 1:45 am
Judie
chuth77
chuth77
3 March 2009

PCV's Full height Tiling

PCV's Full height Tiling

Why would you pack out the cornice... Use the cornince as a nice point to finish the tiles, or even better, and to create a visual trick of greater cieling height, stop…

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chuth77
Mar 03, 2009 8:24 am
lobo
lobo
3 March 2009

Building in a Battle Axe Land

Building in a Battle Axe Land
NSW

Hello We are building in a battle axe site and went to C for the exact reasons as you have been thinking of.... it will be a slow slow build thats for sure. Do you…

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lobo
Mar 03, 2009 8:44 am
lobo
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
3 March 2009

How to Blog?

How to Blog?

thx for the tips guys... i will have a crack today and see what happens!!! LDH

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lildutchgringo
Mar 03, 2009 8:55 am
lildutchgringo
dreamz
dreamz
3 March 2009

WOW!

WOW!
NSW

Oh thats good!! i was thinking i'd have to spend extra.. ehehehhe yeh with a view like that! that balcony is a great idea! How long until your house is completed…

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dreamz
Mar 03, 2009 10:57 am
jessica
jessica
3 March 2009

Restablishmnet survey - Update - Topic closed

Restablishmnet survey - Update - Topic closed

Thanks everyone. On thorough search I have found other threads with similar issues and feel that my question has been answered. Sorry for the incovenience.

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jessica
Mar 03, 2009 11:15 am


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