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od
od
28 January 2009

Developer approval

Developer approval

Our builder is doing this for us. Even putting the future shed location on for me.

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od
Jan 28, 2009 7:04 pm
Annietom
Annietom
28 January 2009

is the upgrade to a timber look garage door worth it?

is the upgrade to a timber look garage door worth it?
VIC

We have bought our garage roller door from https://wholesalegaragedoors.com.au but the color was a bit different when we installed it so we…

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Annietom
Jan 28, 2009 7:24 pm
Annietom
melanie02
melanie02
28 January 2009

Building our Flagstone - Pics of our latest decorating!

Building our Flagstone - Pics of our latest decorating!
1 ... 15, 16, 17

It all looks great Sharee! Your render colour looks fabulous and I just love your chandelier! I,ve bought one for our formal dining and I can,t wait to put it up :D

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melanie02
Jan 28, 2009 7:38 pm
wake_me
wake_me
28 January 2009

Costing and budgeting

Costing and budgeting
NSW

Just look under soil in your yellow pages. Geotechnical or consulting engineers.

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wake_me
Jan 28, 2009 7:42 pm
wake_me
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themax
Jan 28, 2009 8:23 pm
themax
Southies
Southies
28 January 2009

panel glide cedar colour grain garage door

panel glide cedar colour grain garage door

No worries, I had it saved, for when I was looking at the same door. :D

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Southies
Jan 28, 2009 8:23 pm
Southies
busymum
busymum
29 January 2009

1300 my dream or 1300 new home or Rigid Homes

1300 my dream or 1300 new home or Rigid Homes
VIC

Sorry to bring bad news, but our experience with this company was a nightmare. We have lodged a complaint with Consumer Affairs Victoria and believe that many others have…

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busymum
Jan 29, 2009 7:35 am
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
29 January 2009

Is anyone building with Homes Now (Division of NBG)?

Is anyone building with Homes Now (Division of NBG)?
VIC

We are also building with NBG but I have never heard of Homes now, sorry.

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pinkfairymagic
Jan 29, 2009 12:34 pm
pinkfairymagic
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
29 January 2009

struggling with Clarendon... are they for real?

struggling with Clarendon... are they for real?
1, 2

One major plus for us with Clarendon is their size. In the current economic enviroment it was important to…

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ebyelyakov
Jan 29, 2009 12:57 pm
ebyelyakov
rookie
rookie
29 January 2009

Demolition DA Drama!!

Demolition DA Drama!!

Thanks Chris. It's kind of concerning that the council can peek in my backyard anytime they want... Must buy nice undies from now on.... :lol: I have a pear and…

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rookie
Jan 29, 2009 1:06 pm
brittany
brittany
29 January 2009

Albert Park showroom???

Albert Park showroom???
VIC

They want it all done in a day and by the time we finished it was late and we didn't have a lot of time to check it over and I had to get to work at 5pm so insisted we…

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brittany
Jan 29, 2009 3:17 pm
brittany

We are hoping to use the PGH Greenway which are similar quality to the DR bricks. They are a solid brick and created in the old style. Hoping its closer to $6k to…

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ozzroo
Jan 29, 2009 4:59 pm
FRUSTRATED
FRUSTRATED
29 January 2009

NEW DIMENSION HOMES

NEW DIMENSION HOMES

Thanks for your comments everyone! We do have some emails that were back and forth but we aren't sure if going to a solictor will cost is more in the long run or not. …

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FRUSTRATED
Jan 29, 2009 5:09 pm
JB
JB
29 January 2009

Heat Pump Water Heater

Heat Pump Water Heater

My parents have one. My father is a gold licenced builder and it was against his better judgement to use one but he needed the green points to get his building approval…

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JB
Jan 29, 2009 9:29 pm
zeke
zeke
29 January 2009

Fridge Provision ??

Fridge Provision ??

Well, I'm swimming against the tide here.....(happens a lot :roll: ) Our previous house had a 900mm fridge opening and recently we bought a new fridge. There were several…

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zeke
Jan 29, 2009 9:33 pm
zeke
starlet
starlet
29 January 2009

Skirting tiles... half or full tile?

Skirting tiles... half or full tile?

We have 300x300 and we did half height for the skirting tiles. We would never have thought to do this, except it was done in the display version of our house and we had a…

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starlet
Jan 29, 2009 9:34 pm
laldous
laldous
30 January 2009

So, what do I do now?

So, what do I do now?
NSW

Hi Guys, Just wanted to let you know, am thinking of you guys. We got caught up in the Marshall Baker fall out so know what you are going through. It may take time but…

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laldous
Jan 30, 2009 9:22 am
anny
anny
30 January 2009

Plans - anything you wish you had / had not included?

Plans - anything you wish you had / had not included?
1, 2, 3

Thank you all... i had a browse... i really like dis mud house... definitely having one next time!! :)

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anny
Jan 30, 2009 9:41 am
mikkyG
mikkyG
30 January 2009

PCI Tips

PCI Tips

Good luck, maybe after you have completed the list post back with the complete list for others reference, we are having ours within the next month so will be very keen to…

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mikkyG
Jan 30, 2009 9:45 am
megzy
megzy
30 January 2009

Springfield Lakes New Display Homes - Wildflower Drive

Springfield Lakes New Display Homes - Wildflower Drive
QLD

Sorry yeah the other displays at Augustine Heights have just closed as well. It was in an estate that was opposite Brookwater. Hope its not too hot on the weekend.

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megzy
Jan 30, 2009 11:00 am
Annietom
Annietom
30 January 2009

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?
VIC

yes Nava change anything you like, no extra cost to you! kool huh!

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Annietom
Jan 30, 2009 12:12 pm
Annietom
suh
suh
30 January 2009

Garage floor tiles

Garage floor tiles

I love it, am going to show hubby, he loves a neat garage.

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suh
Jan 30, 2009 3:49 pm
suh
JJ305
JJ305
30 January 2009

Is anyone had experience : Homesnow&IKO3?

Is anyone had experience : Homesnow&IKO3?
VIC

You can get the first home buyers grant off if you like but we are choosing to use this on other things for our house. Eg. Floor coverings (as they don't include this) .…

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JJ305
Jan 30, 2009 4:58 pm
brittany
brittany
30 January 2009

Tree Lopper Costs

Tree Lopper Costs
NSW

$1100 for a massive gum

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brittany
Jan 30, 2009 7:43 pm
brittany
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
30 January 2009

Can you please share your Eden Brae building experiences

Can you please share your Eden Brae building experiences
NSW
1, 2

Hi - Also Building with EB - just starting out ie: not out of council yet. I've got a separate thread running if you troll through to "Building an EB Memphis…

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KnockItDown
Jan 30, 2009 8:50 pm
KnockItDown
penjay
penjay
30 January 2009

2 storey with master downstairs?

2 storey with master downstairs?

Henley do one called The Ambassador but I'm not sure if it's available in QLD

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penjay
Jan 30, 2009 9:20 pm
penjay
mudmap
mudmap
30 January 2009

Easement on side of property - help/advice needed

Easement on side of property - help/advice needed
1, 2

If you have a fixed price contract I would read thru your contract with the aim of lumping any additional cost on the builder. If the information on the easement and pipe…

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mudmap
Jan 30, 2009 9:51 pm
fredstar
fredstar
31 January 2009

Has anyone dealt with HomeExcellence or Cheviot homes?

Has anyone dealt with HomeExcellence or Cheviot homes?
VIC

Some info below: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= We are curently building wih them. All has been fantastic. My fiance's parents friends built the…

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fredstar
Jan 31, 2009 1:35 pm
lobo
lobo
31 January 2009

Is anyone building the Clarendon Springwood?

Is anyone building the Clarendon Springwood?
NSW

hello bob, bel thanks for asking... i am back clarendon have been busy building and roof is about to go up on monday.. I will update my post. Thanks again for asking and…

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lobo
Jan 31, 2009 4:24 pm
lobo
yvette72
yvette72
31 January 2009

breakdown of site costs

breakdown of site costs

my sites were $20,00 for m soil type but that included our hws

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yvette72
Jan 31, 2009 5:38 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 January 2009

Porter Davis- Lifestyle- do we have to use Boral bricks?

Porter Davis- Lifestyle- do we have to use Boral bricks?
VIC

Builders stick to 1 or 2 suppliers and never change unless they have no choice. The reason is always cost... Boral supply - windows, plasterboard, tiles and bricks -…

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ECOECO
Jan 31, 2009 6:49 pm
ECOECO
starlet
starlet
1 February 2009

ross griffin homes

ross griffin homes
WA

I've heard mixed reviews. I knew a woman who loved them, and had built with them two or three times. However, there was a place built near us and it took FOREVER...…

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starlet
Feb 01, 2009 1:19 am
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
1 February 2009

building inspections

building inspections

Hi Yolanda Sorry, I'm not familiar with sending pm's on this forum :oops: However, I'd assume that you need to do something that will move it from your…

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Back Pocket
Feb 01, 2009 10:17 am
BL
BL
1 February 2009

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Hi MW, I am currently building with Watersun homes. I would not recommend building with them as they have been very unprofessional. They have very nice display homes but…

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BL
Feb 01, 2009 3:39 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2009

Edgewater Homes (Henley)

Edgewater Homes (Henley)
VIC

As I understand it, Edgewater is the brand Henley uses for their spec homes. Homes which are prebuilt and sold as is. So it's a Henley home, only you don't get to pick…

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2009 7:51 pm
ECOECO
Jess09
Jess09
1 February 2009

Coral and their timelines...

Coral and their timelines...
QLD

thanks kylie, i'm hoping it should all be alright - i can't see what the problem would be - just worrying anyway :?

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Jess09
Feb 01, 2009 10:35 pm
Jess09

Hey Everyone, Just a quick update on our house.. We have the roof almost completed, windows and doors are in, and the bricks are due to start tomorrow, (they are already…

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sha
Feb 01, 2009 11:40 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
2 February 2009

Anyone in Canberra want some rocks (blue-metal)???

Anyone in Canberra want some rocks (blue-metal)???
ACT

I'm building in O'Malley...going down the 'owner builder' path! :shock: Very much a learning experience - but will hopefully be a fun adventure! :D We've thought about…

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BuildingACT
Feb 02, 2009 2:59 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 February 2009

Stonecutter1309- Your block is in the paper.

Stonecutter1309- Your block is in the paper.

Hey Judie - it is us! Mum has saved the article for me - thanks :)

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stonecutter1309
Feb 02, 2009 8:45 am
stonecutter1309
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
2 February 2009

We are being framed

We are being framed

Nope no action yet :( and that was at 9 am :cry:

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JohnAndTarin
Feb 02, 2009 9:06 am
JohnAndTarin
Annietom
Annietom
2 February 2009

Standard Builders Contracts Q?

Standard Builders Contracts Q?

the penalty clauses should be carefully noted. In ours, if the builder runs over time, then we are charging $750 per week. We came to this figure because we would be…

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Annietom
Feb 02, 2009 9:21 am
Annietom
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anny
Feb 02, 2009 10:58 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
2 February 2009

Buying spec home from AVJ

Buying spec home from AVJ
QLD

Get a building inspection !! Even though it is a new home and should be covered by builders insurance do you want the hassle of chasing up things that should be done -…

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bluesteel
Feb 02, 2009 11:49 am
bluesteel
shilpsam
shilpsam
2 February 2009

Next step in journey - Carlisle Atlantique 36 MK2

Next step in journey - Carlisle Atlantique 36 MK2
VIC

Hi Bec n Craig, Thanks for the info. Its good that Craig is taking care of all electrical stuff at your place. Maybe he can give his opinion on the suggestion regarding…

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shilpsam
Feb 02, 2009 12:51 pm
Leigh&Sam
Leigh&Sam
2 February 2009

Subdividing Blocks

Subdividing Blocks

Thanks for your repsonses 'chelle and ChrisL!! Certainly alot of information to think about...!! :lol: We will have a look into the $$$ side of things and decide from…

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Leigh&Sam
Feb 02, 2009 1:48 pm
Leigh&Sam
ozyind
ozyind
2 February 2009

Wincrest - steps to take

Wincrest - steps to take

Our sympathies are with you. We too are feeling the pain.. But, why did ABC said something like that..

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ozyind
Feb 02, 2009 2:04 pm
ozyind
babes1
babes1
2 February 2009

Rural Building Company Perth - Comments on this builder?

Rural Building Company Perth - Comments on this builder?
WA

Hi I am currently building with the Rural Building company - my advice is to get independent advice to check their work and keep a diary of every conversation. Our slab…

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babes1
Feb 02, 2009 3:04 pm


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