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Annietom
Annietom
22 February 2009

When the project builder gives u a list of all the extras...

When the project builder gives u a list of all the extras...

We were fortunate with our (custom) builder who have been very flexible and transparent; they have charged the agreed 20% builder's margin…

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Annietom
Feb 22, 2009 2:35 am
Annietom
seakyl
seakyl
22 February 2009

HELP! RE: Stumping of kit home

HELP! RE: Stumping of kit home

I don't have any answers for you but maybe you could post ths in the 'owner builders' thread. You may get more knowledgable responses. Hope that helps. :D

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seakyl
Feb 22, 2009 4:49 am
serialstyler
serialstyler
22 February 2009

We have no idea...

We have no idea...
QLD

Thanks for the tips. Will have to speak to them about testemonials from that home I think.

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serialstyler
Feb 22, 2009 11:28 am
serialstyler
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
22 February 2009

Google Sketch-Up

Google Sketch-Up

Thanks for that!!! That'll help me save a lot of time :)

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mrs_smith
Feb 22, 2009 11:39 am
mrs_smith
claego
claego
22 February 2009

Please help and tell me about Tendering

Please help and tell me about Tendering

When you see a house you really like, you should check out the base price and standard inclusion. Then talk to the sales to give you some quotes about any upgrade you wish…

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claego
Feb 22, 2009 11:43 am
haywgl
haywgl
22 February 2009

Dan or Rachelle (or anyone) Photoshop Please!!

Dan or Rachelle (or anyone) Photoshop Please!!
VIC

Good point Donuts but I can't find the picture of the brick on Boral's site :roll: if anyone has a pic of Boral Sandy Beach please let us know :)

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haywgl
Feb 22, 2009 11:59 am
haywgl
Wanna
Wanna
22 February 2009

What exactly do 'site costs' include?

What exactly do 'site costs' include?

No-one will be able to answer how much your site costs will be on here - it depends totally on your block and it's location ie. it's slope, presence of rock, soil type etc…

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Wanna
Feb 22, 2009 2:15 pm
lisanne
lisanne
22 February 2009

Do we really need 4 bedrooms?

Do we really need 4 bedrooms?
1, 2, 3

I have worked in the real industry for over 12 years and this what I have found and when building myself contact several…

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lisanne
Feb 22, 2009 3:54 pm
koala1
koala1
22 February 2009

My land is delayed

My land is delayed
VIC

They said they could finish the job before mid-May

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koala1
Feb 22, 2009 4:58 pm
kek
kek
22 February 2009

How much to have plumbing/electricity/phone etc connected?

How much to have plumbing/electricity/phone etc connected?

A rural block makes a huge difference. Most builder's prices include connections up to a maximum setback - ours was prepared to go to 12m for underground power and 20m for…

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kek
Feb 22, 2009 8:21 pm
kek
Onebuild
Onebuild
22 February 2009

Approx costs of building a kit home to lock up and complete?

Approx costs of building a kit home to lock up and complete?

For example if i double the kit home price 2x $60k= $120k - does that mean the total price of the kit home AND the building is $120k…

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Onebuild
Feb 22, 2009 9:25 pm
Gadgetman
Gadgetman
22 February 2009

House of horrors - Kek's Bridgeport 35 - ALL MOVED IN!

House of horrors - Kek's Bridgeport 35 - ALL MOVED IN!
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Yeah there is a display in cranbourne that looks like it. I am a conservative person hence the plain looking facade.

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Gadgetman
Feb 22, 2009 10:44 pm
iTalk
iTalk
23 February 2009

List of expenses please

List of expenses please

Depending on your builder, your land, and your location (council fees). Check out my signature, the spreadsheet will give you a realistic figure of how much your…

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iTalk
Feb 23, 2009 9:27 am
iTalk
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
23 February 2009

Order of doing things...

Order of doing things...

That would be annoying, but that's good that they were flexible with the changes you wanted. I keep hearing of companies on here that limit changes and I don't like the…

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mrs_smith
Feb 23, 2009 9:47 am
mrs_smith
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homemaker
Feb 23, 2009 10:31 am
Bam
Bam
23 February 2009

Random naive brick question *concrete masonry questions*

Random naive brick question *concrete masonry questions*
VIC

Thankyou Does anyone have any experience with building out of concrete masonry? Id really like to build our house from it (if MV lets us??)

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Bam
Feb 23, 2009 1:09 pm
Bam
RawdonSucks
RawdonSucks
23 February 2009

Anyone building with Rawdon Hill

Anyone building with Rawdon Hill
VIC

Apparently you cant be honest and say how you feel about your house/builder…

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RawdonSucks
Feb 23, 2009 1:24 pm
lefty1
lefty1
23 February 2009

roof sarking & cor@l homes...

roof sarking & cor@l homes...
QLD
1, 2

hi there, anyone who is building with coral,is it standard for them to include roof sarking with tile roofs or does this cost…

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lefty1
Feb 23, 2009 4:00 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
23 February 2009

How big is the grout for porcelain tiling?

How big is the grout for porcelain tiling?
VIC

Thanks so much for your help everyone! :D :D The tiles are an upgrade for the powder room and toilets and bathrooms etc, to be connected to the same tiling done by us…

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Salt&Pepper
Feb 23, 2009 4:26 pm
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
23 February 2009

At least ONE standard or non-upgraded house?

At least ONE standard or non-upgraded house?
1, 2

Sorry to confuse you da68za, but I was asking mrs_smith about her decision. Homeone members, I am only here to help people if I can, and gain assistance for myself. I…

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Salt&Pepper
Feb 23, 2009 4:40 pm
Salt&Pepper
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
23 February 2009

a ? for every one who is already at lock up or finished buil

a ? for every one who is already at lock up or finished buil

I am a bit confused. Have you got a letter already? The builder usually don't bother sending you a letter to let you know it is late (from my…

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JohnAndTarin
Feb 23, 2009 4:43 pm
JohnAndTarin
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
23 February 2009

Perth Help - General Idea of Site Costs

Perth Help - General Idea of Site Costs
WA

Thanks for that Chris, but wouldn't we need to use our builder's people? Also, thanks for that gweluphome. I'm feeling better now. I was picturing because I didn't…

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mrs_smith
Feb 23, 2009 6:05 pm
mrs_smith
Bekka
Bekka
23 February 2009

Hidden cost of building

Hidden cost of building

We built with Dennis Family Homes a few years ago and didn't have any problems with additional costs. Like all builders, spend the time getting the initial specifications…

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Bekka
Feb 23, 2009 8:35 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
23 February 2009

Stormwater & council

Stormwater & council

Thanks Loretta! I hope it doesn't either. How are your plans going? Casa2 I don't think we would have anywhere to put a 10600L tank other than underground. Have you…

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buildingadreamhome
Feb 23, 2009 9:31 pm
buildingadreamhome
bris73
bris73
23 February 2009

Builder - Character Res Brisbane

Builder - Character Res Brisbane
QLD

Thanks for that. We are happy to have a traditional facade, so should be able to fast track DA. Just don't know which builder to go for! Thanks for the responses.

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bris73
Feb 23, 2009 10:13 pm
gsm
gsm
23 February 2009

Can anyone recommend good builders for South Sydney area?

Can anyone recommend good builders for South Sydney area?
NSW

Ok, thanks for the all the info :) Once I find a builder I am confidant with, I will also be seeking legal advice from my solicitor, before paying any deposit and signing…

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gsm
Feb 23, 2009 11:49 pm
Wanna
Wanna
23 February 2009

Can a soil test be conducted even land has not yet titled?

Can a soil test be conducted even land has not yet titled?

Our soil test was done before title too. The builders weren't supposed to access the land beforehand but we had a clause in the land sale contract subject to site costs…

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Wanna
Feb 23, 2009 11:50 pm
beegeers
beegeers
24 February 2009

Tiling after handover

Tiling after handover

what we did was to ask the builder to exclude the tiling of wet areas downstairs and do the upstairs wet areas only. then, we tiled the whole ground floor…

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beegeers
Feb 24, 2009 7:08 am
Sonnyg
Sonnyg
24 February 2009

Cracks in concrete slab - common?

Cracks in concrete slab - common?

Well thats a little more comforting. Yeah I might bring this up with me inspector, when he checks the house. Thanks

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Sonnyg
Feb 24, 2009 8:54 am
Ari
Ari
24 February 2009

Building with Henley Site Survey - 8 weeks +!

Building with Henley Site Survey - 8 weeks +!

...I'm thinking of going there (Cosham) this morning and checking to see whether they still have alecon lace...you've got me…

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Ari
Feb 24, 2009 9:00 am
claego
claego
24 February 2009

General procedure of Handover/Settlement

General procedure of Handover/Settlement

Thanks Woodsey I will have a site meeting this Thursday, so properly can get a good idea of how many more weeks to go, then properly just give the bank a call and check... :D

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claego
Feb 24, 2009 1:12 pm
Leah...
Leah...
24 February 2009

Required-land surveyor in Adelaide

Required-land surveyor in Adelaide
SA

Hey Mark, We are currently using Sawley Lock O'Callaghan in Prospect and they have been really good. We didnt really look around much at prices but these guys were…

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Leah...
Feb 24, 2009 3:00 pm
Leah...
thorney
thorney
24 February 2009

Looking for land - is this too big a slope?

Looking for land - is this too big a slope?
NSW

My 2 cents :) As much as you can fall in love with a house plan...I would suggest you find a block of land in the area you want that is the…

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thorney
Feb 24, 2009 5:15 pm
thorney
Leah...
Leah...
24 February 2009

The adventures of a long, narrow block..

The adventures of a long, narrow block..
SA

Thank Mr T. Your pics look great. We did consider building a double story but as we are building to eventually rent the properties out we decided it wasnt worth…

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Leah...
Feb 24, 2009 5:25 pm
Leah...
brittany
brittany
24 February 2009

Anyone built with National Builders Group

Anyone built with National Builders Group
VIC

We signed up with NBG before all the nice inclusions. Our house cost moved from $227k base cost to $314 at quotation including site costs, carpet, tiles, a large…

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brittany
Feb 24, 2009 10:22 pm
brittany
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
25 February 2009

What Hot Water System would you use?

What Hot Water System would you use?

It's worth checking the noise rating of the particular heat pump that you intend purchasing. You might not want to place the unit near your bedrooms or where the…

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Fiffaro
Feb 25, 2009 12:11 am
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
25 February 2009

MUST Haves for the HOUSE

MUST Haves for the HOUSE
VIC
1, 2

Ducted Vacuum OME i would be lost with out mine!

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JohnAndTarin
Feb 25, 2009 6:11 am
JohnAndTarin
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
25 February 2009

Steel Frames vs timber frames?

Steel Frames vs timber frames?

Do a search on this as there is already threads on this. Some people will tell you they are better and some will tell you they aren't, so have a read of the information…

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wakeboardandy
Feb 25, 2009 7:03 am
wakeboardandy
Hellman109
Hellman109
25 February 2009

Where can i find house designs for 25m width block?

Where can i find house designs for 25m width block?
NSW

^^ Thats what I was thinking, put the house on one side and put up a fence to give you a large side yard. However, the OP may not have a deep block :|

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Hellman109
Feb 25, 2009 12:10 pm
thorney
thorney
25 February 2009

Extra Money on Home Loan

Extra Money on Home Loan

As our BIL will be doing all the electrical work, we are submitting his electrical plans and detailed quote to the Bank along with the building contract. He will the be…

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thorney
Feb 25, 2009 12:54 pm
thorney
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
25 February 2009

Excavating Rock!

Excavating Rock!

The slab was largely cut and fill for us however we had minor rock issues with the excavation for the foundation piers. About $2000 of…

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buildingadreamhome
Feb 25, 2009 1:22 pm
buildingadreamhome
building.our.first.house
building.our.first.house
25 February 2009

NBG Build now Pay Later offer

NBG Build now Pay Later offer
VIC

I would suggest to get all the detail figures/terms & conditions and compare with a normal construction loan. Or even get a copy from both parties, and show it to the…

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building.our.first.house
Feb 25, 2009 1:41 pm
building.our.first.house
erinleigh
erinleigh
25 February 2009

National Tiles - Those building with PD

National Tiles - Those building with PD
VIC

Very nice kek! We'll be getting the same kind of detailed tiling, but only in one ensuite. The pebble look is lovely. We'll definately be going with more of a grey…

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erinleigh
Feb 25, 2009 3:03 pm
erinleigh
stevep79
stevep79
25 February 2009

Contract Question - please help

Contract Question - please help

Do you guys in Victoria have to comply with BASIX? Dause if you do, is the rain garden something to do with that??? Our neighbour has to add a…

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stevep79
Feb 25, 2009 3:31 pm
stevep79
shellb78
shellb78
25 February 2009

Help with decision on block purchase please

Help with decision on block purchase please

Thanks so much everyone for your comments. I am waiting on a call back from the r/e agent so I may be able to get a better copy of the block and its dimensions so I can…

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shellb78
Feb 25, 2009 3:54 pm
fruitty
fruitty
25 February 2009

Bristile Aberdeen roof tile matching bricks

Bristile Aberdeen roof tile matching bricks
VIC

Next time I'm out at my estate I'll have a look for you. Brighton would go with red or orange roof. Hmmm... the Austral lady suggested them to me…

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fruitty
Feb 25, 2009 8:21 pm
fruitty
lazywriterbum
lazywriterbum
25 February 2009

Building with PD - Interior Colour Selection

Building with PD - Interior Colour Selection
VIC

Georgie, What we ended up being told on the day of our colour selection appointment was that we were only supposed to have chosen from the Finishing Touches booklet,…

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lazywriterbum
Feb 25, 2009 11:00 pm
lazywriterbum
Hellman109
Hellman109
26 February 2009

Wall insulation batts for external walls only ?

Wall insulation batts for external walls only ?

For energy ratings it only needs to be the outside walls, and depending on the layout of your house you may choose for noise reasons to put it in other walls. Its very…

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Hellman109
Feb 26, 2009 10:15 am


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