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kek
kek
3 December 2008

HIA CONTRACT

HIA CONTRACT

Our build time was 167 days, with 10 inclement weather days built in. There were no other allowances for holidays etc. And we started construction in February, so there…

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kek
Dec 03, 2008 9:02 am
kek
penny73
penny73
3 December 2008

Cheap poolfencing in Melbourne

Cheap poolfencing in Melbourne

Sorry we are looking for metal pool fencing (on the ARC fences website it is the bass fencing) probably need about 9 panels of 2.4 long and 1.2 high

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penny73
Dec 03, 2008 3:34 pm
zeke
zeke
3 December 2008

retaining wall or strip footing?

retaining wall or strip footing?

The other issue here is the style of house you end up with. Our first house followed the contours of the land and was on 5 levels as a consequence. A cut and fill…

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zeke
Dec 03, 2008 4:24 pm
zeke
raw29983
raw29983
3 December 2008

Building inspectors in QLD

Building inspectors in QLD

I'm looking for someone in Northwest Brisbane (Samford) if anyone can help

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raw29983
Dec 03, 2008 6:24 pm
kexkez
kexkez
3 December 2008

ROCK CLAUSE NOT IN CONTRACT! HELP!!

ROCK CLAUSE NOT IN CONTRACT! HELP!!

well we just got the price for our additional costs. ... 2976 or 2970 :) either way it's ouch!

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kexkez
Dec 03, 2008 6:43 pm
kexkez
brittany
brittany
3 December 2008

does anyone have a lock up list?

does anyone have a lock up list?

He rang today to say the invoice is on the way!

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brittany
Dec 03, 2008 7:51 pm
brittany
Bec N Craig
Bec N Craig
4 December 2008

Soil Test Results ?????

Soil Test Results ?????

Our land has alot of clay and rock we are getting waffel slab H class. we also have to get about 20 holes dug and filled with concrete under our slab... to stop later…

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Bec N Craig
Dec 04, 2008 11:54 am
Bec N Craig
bobbuilder
bobbuilder
4 December 2008

When does building begin

When does building begin

Hang on in there stormy. That's a bewdiful house you've selected.

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bobbuilder
Dec 04, 2008 1:29 pm
bobbuilder
Lostris
Lostris
4 December 2008

Looking good so far!

Looking good so far!

B3ntley Homes. They have a display out in Mernda. Smaller builder, but that means they can actually spend some time on their clients :)

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Lostris
Dec 04, 2008 2:59 pm
sdabel
sdabel
4 December 2008

$840 ... for a noggin???

$840 ... for a noggin???

We were charged $90 for reinforcing in the laundry wall or the dryer. When we asked about wall mount for TV in lounge room they said wait and talk to the SS and if we…

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sdabel
Dec 04, 2008 6:52 pm
sdabel

Ok all bricks for the first storey are done. I have some news from my neighbour though that I'm not sure what to read into it. I'll quote: Oh by the way…

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peach
Dec 04, 2008 8:40 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
4 December 2008

Ducted vacuuming systems.

Ducted vacuuming systems.
1, 2, 3, 4

Damn you all!! Just when I thought we were happy with everything and all extras and changes were final, now I want ducted vacuuming too.. and of…

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dymonite69
Dec 04, 2008 9:38 pm
dymonite69
James Bond
James Bond
5 December 2008

Where do we start?

Where do we start?

Make your offer subject to "soil tests - the results of which are to your satisfaction". Allow 2 weeks for the tests, before the offer goes unconditional.

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James Bond
Dec 05, 2008 8:09 am
James Bond
anny
anny
5 December 2008

front tap problem - who has to pay?

front tap problem - who has to pay?

Builder said that when we handed the land to them (builders) the tapping was already there so they cannot be held responsible. they came up with the offer that they will…

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anny
Dec 05, 2008 10:38 am
MBBN
MBBN
5 December 2008

Front water tap - located in front of garage??!!!!!!

Front water tap - located in front of garage??!!!!!!
1, 2

Anny, depends on who you are building with but the compaies I have work with would liaise with the clients right from the start. If you are still dealing with a sales…

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MBBN
Dec 05, 2008 10:51 am
mydreamhome
mydreamhome
5 December 2008

frame question - size and spacing of timber

frame question - size and spacing of timber

oops - I did mean 600 centres. the floor is a concrete slab, and it is a brick vaneer construction. the 90x35 at 600 centres is in line with australain standards, but…

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mydreamhome
Dec 05, 2008 12:19 pm
sha
sha
5 December 2008

Yey!

Yey!

woohoo! How exciting for you :) Wont be long now -Sha

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sha
Dec 05, 2008 1:20 pm
kyton
kyton
5 December 2008

Garage door - roller or panel lift - opinions please!

Garage door - roller or panel lift - opinions please!

Stonecutter - no we are the same as you. Timber look aluminium - a lot less maintenance over the years to come. Plus they will match our aluminium timber-look windows on…

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kyton
Dec 05, 2008 2:14 pm
kyton
kpny
kpny
5 December 2008

How's the flow of PD?

How's the flow of PD?
VIC

Our build has just started and so far I am very impressed with PD and the progress. We had a 1 week delay due to next door having bricks on our land (not PD’s fault),…

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kpny
Dec 05, 2008 3:40 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 December 2008

what is timber infill

what is timber infill
VIC

According to our builder infills cause drafts and are a cheap finish. Our builder has lots of opinions that cost us money :?

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ECOECO
Dec 05, 2008 4:58 pm
ECOECO
King willy
King willy
5 December 2008

Is this poor framing an issue ?

Is this poor framing an issue ?
NSW

Hi IMPO you can see the bottom plate is nailed to the slab. The nail has chiped off the side of the slab, simple as that. If I was allowed & it was my house I would fix…

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King willy
Dec 05, 2008 5:09 pm
King willy
ironpaw
ironpaw
5 December 2008

new house woes

new house woes

Get yourself to a solicitor asap. Take all your letters & documents. Stick to the facts forget about tin should be cheaper & the extra weight.…

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ironpaw
Dec 05, 2008 6:05 pm
peach
peach
5 December 2008

What's need to do a "fill in" on your slab mean?

What's need to do a "fill in" on your slab mean?
WA

It's good to hear there were no problems later on for you zeke. I'm annoyed with myself really. Should have paid someone independent to check it.

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peach
Dec 05, 2008 7:14 pm

Absolutely. Congratulations - you're on your way! Posting pics is easy - click on the Img button above, paste in the location of the pic (easy to get....just…

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kek
Dec 06, 2008 5:54 am
kek
darsh
darsh
6 December 2008

Dennis Family Brookdale Classic 20

Dennis Family Brookdale Classic 20

thanx for replying... plan is of course brookdale 20 classic facade ....the major variations that i have gone through is to increase the size of the bed room by 500 mm…

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darsh
Dec 06, 2008 7:56 am
darsh
jamestheoz
jamestheoz
6 December 2008

Brick or plaster lined garage walls? Opinions required

Brick or plaster lined garage walls? Opinions required

Hi Bob, The pic of what you've posted is something like what our plans showed and what we were expecting, however, we have a stud wall on the slab. No bricks as yet,…

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jamestheoz
Dec 06, 2008 2:18 pm
thlo
thlo
7 December 2008

Finished At Last.

Finished At Last.

Our home is now completed after just over 4 months construction time.Pretty good considering the 14 rain days and 3 weeks Christmas…

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thlo
Dec 07, 2008 4:47 pm
thlo
nh
nh
7 December 2008

who has had a Laminex Diamond gloss benchtop?

who has had a Laminex Diamond gloss benchtop?

thanks, everyone for sharing your opinion. i will ask whether my builder provide a rolled type of edge with diamond gloss. nh

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nh
Dec 07, 2008 6:38 pm
nh
nh
7 December 2008

Urgent - who has installed in-cupboard downlights (overhead)

Urgent - who has installed in-cupboard downlights (overhead)

thaks, Nathan, would love some pics if possible. Hey, grace16, i want them in them shiningup into the cupboards! as Nathan has said, depends on whether they could be…

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nh
Dec 07, 2008 6:47 pm
VJ
VJ
7 December 2008

Hand Over Tomorrow!!!

Hand Over Tomorrow!!!
1, 2

I'm so jealous!!!! I want my house now!!!!!! I also want to be busy with handover stuff... :cry:

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VJ
Dec 07, 2008 8:10 pm
VJ
Grace16
Grace16
7 December 2008

should I change to colorbond roof?

should I change to colorbond roof?
1, 2, 3, 4

Ooh, just the PD website nh, love that facade..that and the Sante Fe and Chicago....really nice, and doubley sure the Dune will look great!

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Grace16
Dec 07, 2008 9:40 pm
joles
joles
8 December 2008

New stage in planning

New stage in planning

King Willy, I think that's sort of the risk you take at the end of a street, that there may eventually be further development. :( I wouldn't worry too much about the…

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joles
Dec 08, 2008 8:14 am
joles
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
8 December 2008

WA: Anyone built/building with Ultim@te homes?

WA: Anyone built/building with Ultim@te homes?

Yay! That's great to hear :D We're getting plans with all the changes we would like to make (both need and wants) given to us before Xmas to discuss (since I'm in Perth…

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mrs_smith
Dec 08, 2008 8:31 am
mrs_smith
sammy
sammy
8 December 2008

Meeting concrete guys?

Meeting concrete guys?

we did with our builders as piers are one of the provisional costs. We are there just to confirm how much piers etc used.

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sammy
Dec 08, 2008 12:54 pm
sammy
Bec N Craig
Bec N Craig
8 December 2008

Can anyone recommend a good electrican - Melbourne West?

Can anyone recommend a good electrican - Melbourne West?

Cleago, My Partner is a sparky.... and we will be living in periwinkle way. :lol: Next street over. i wish you the best of luck im sure once we move in (may - June) if you…

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Bec N Craig
Dec 08, 2008 5:12 pm
Bec N Craig
kek
kek
8 December 2008

what brand of evaporative cooling does PD offer in promo?

what brand of evaporative cooling does PD offer in promo?

nh, the evap cooling offered for the Prestige range at least is by Brivis. And we specified our colour at the colour selection appointment - we had to match the roof…

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kek
Dec 08, 2008 5:38 pm
kek
nh
nh
8 December 2008

location of PD's ducted heating vents

location of PD's ducted heating vents

Thanks, Mozzie for your knowledge - very valid point. nh

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nh
Dec 08, 2008 8:54 pm
homeishome
homeishome
8 December 2008

DFH Platinum Pack can anyone advise to take it or not?

DFH Platinum Pack can anyone advise to take it or not?

Hi Darsh Am glad that you found my 2 cents worth useful. We have been through all this as well, so can understand what you feel. The $15000, upgrades for $1500 is a…

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homeishome
Dec 08, 2008 9:43 pm
fordehouse
fordehouse
9 December 2008

Surely someone has built with Rawson ? Someone ? Anyone ?

Surely someone has built with Rawson ? Someone ? Anyone ?

Hi, A friend of mine built with Rawson in Murrumbateman (outside Canberra). I haven't been to their place yet but they were very happy with the build and also the…

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fordehouse
Dec 09, 2008 7:52 am
eho
eho
9 December 2008

Where do the brickies go in those "possible showers&quo

Where do the brickies go in those "possible showers&quo

I have just given a call to my SS. A wrong batch of bricks got delivered!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :cry: :cry: :cry: That's why brickwork was called to halt. SS can't even tell me for sure when a…

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eho
Dec 09, 2008 8:55 am
eho
kek
kek
9 December 2008

Plaster Joins

Plaster Joins

We had some very obvious joins, and they showed up even more with our darker paint choices on the walls. The ceiling in our kitchen/family room was particularly bad, and…

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kek
Dec 09, 2008 10:39 am
kek
kek
kek
9 December 2008

PD Prestige estimated completion date vs actual

PD Prestige estimated completion date vs actual

Mozzie, I can ALMOST see the funny side of that. :roll: Maybe in a year or so, when it's all ancient history.... Right now, I'm still M.A.D.

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kek
Dec 09, 2008 11:20 am
kek
mikkyG
mikkyG
9 December 2008

Glass Splashback- Focus Glass

Glass Splashback- Focus Glass

That sounds terrible but what does it have to do with you being a woman? :P Sounds like you might have a lead there though Ed, best of luck!

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mikkyG
Dec 09, 2008 2:10 pm
ingwen
ingwen
9 December 2008

Anyone know of Abey Home?

Anyone know of Abey Home?

I am in the process of finalising a builder for our new house in Tarneit I was wondering if anyone know of this builder? I was told it was they are the are one of the…

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ingwen
Dec 09, 2008 4:45 pm
anthony88
anthony88
9 December 2008

1st time builder- need help with bricks!!!

1st time builder- need help with bricks!!!
1, 2

hey well i have choosen the parchment brick with the standard grey mortor and grey roof tiles and it looks fine.. i was going to upgrade to the white mortor but as im only…

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anthony88
Dec 09, 2008 7:34 pm
16.SFC
16.SFC
9 December 2008

Colourbond or tiles on a new house

Colourbond or tiles on a new house

Mrs SFC and I are building with SPH here in WA and we were given the choice of Colorbond or tiles for the roof, whichever we chose made no difference to the price. We went…

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16.SFC
Dec 09, 2008 9:31 pm
16.SFC
kek
kek
10 December 2008

Convenant approvals... Evil Eaves...

Convenant approvals... Evil Eaves...

Glad you got your DA sorted out. Our builder took care of all the permits and approvals, so I can't really offer any advice there anyway. The only "issue" we had with the…

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kek
Dec 10, 2008 9:25 am
kek
shar_z08
shar_z08
10 December 2008

wanted : does concrete & xposed aggregate

wanted : does concrete & xposed aggregate

Hi Everyone, anyone knows around c.springs, vic or close to west who does concrete & doing xposed aggregate... reasonable price :lol: Thanks! shar

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shar_z08
Dec 10, 2008 1:20 pm
snistr
snistr
10 December 2008

INSPECTIONS???

INSPECTIONS???

i would get the three inspections. If your frame is not right, then all the others wont be right either. We got a frame inspection and alot of things were picked up.

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snistr
Dec 10, 2008 1:24 pm


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