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slegger10
slegger10
23 April 2009

Total NEWBIE Guide to Building your First Home available ??

Total NEWBIE Guide to Building your First Home available ??
NSW

The Timber Framing Code is very handy as well, think its about $76 from memory.

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slegger10
Apr 23, 2009 11:28 am
Dani84
Dani84
23 April 2009

Help needed with choosing external colours!!

Help needed with choosing external colours!!
VIC

That's awesome guys thanks for your help, its all starting to feel a little less daunting now!! Cheers, Dani

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Dani84
Apr 23, 2009 11:33 am
Mtuba2
Mtuba2
23 April 2009

What is a brick piers 230 x 350 ...?

What is a brick piers 230 x 350 ...?

I am also building a house, but with a different builder, (obviously diff design though), and my open plan area is much larger than hers with no pillars needed, which is…

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Mtuba2
Apr 23, 2009 12:10 pm
Mtuba2
ani
ani
23 April 2009

what is the cost of a colourbond roof instead of tiles?

what is the cost of a colourbond roof instead of tiles?
1, 2

I checked with my builder yesterday and he said sarking wasn't included but that it wouldn't be necessary in Perth anyway as it's not humid.

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ani
Apr 23, 2009 2:02 pm
ani
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
23 April 2009

How long from here 'till hand over??

How long from here 'till hand over??

Yeah, I think it's the puppy thing that I want more than anything else at the moment! I go for the occassional jog and lately have had to stop and chat to everyone…

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JellyLegs
Apr 23, 2009 2:05 pm
JellyLegs
Crissy82
Crissy82
23 April 2009

M3tricon ovens cooktops and rangehoods

M3tricon ovens cooktops and rangehoods

Aimeh, When we signed the contacts etc and started off the process, we were offered Baumatic appliances only. There was no mention of Technika. However when I went…

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Crissy82
Apr 23, 2009 2:44 pm
Jesstibb
Jesstibb
23 April 2009

End of first home buyers bonus

End of first home buyers bonus

Hopefully that means there will be some good deals for those of us that won't be competing with first home buyers in the new financial year.

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Jesstibb
Apr 23, 2009 3:30 pm
Jordann
Jordann
23 April 2009

Stamp duty question

Stamp duty question
NSW

Thanks principessa. This all makes more sense now.

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Jordann
Apr 23, 2009 3:31 pm
Jordann
house12
house12
23 April 2009

Is anytbody building with this builder?

Is anytbody building with this builder?
VIC

seb you are absolutely right! Its been a nightmare with the sales person we are dealing with at Glenvill. It was a mistake we signed with them. The sales man cannot even…

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house12
Apr 23, 2009 4:09 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
23 April 2009

Kit homes questions

Kit homes questions

Does a "kit home" refer to an off the shelf plan? I've been given a quote for the steel frame based on our floor plans, and they when they gave us the quote they referred…

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gettingThere
Apr 23, 2009 7:02 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
23 April 2009

Inspecting Building Construction Myself - Help?

Inspecting Building Construction Myself - Help?

I'm not a professional. Whilst I used an inspector to inspect my slab, I also had a good look myself. Being an amateur, I don't have a list of things to check. But when…

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ChrisL
Apr 23, 2009 7:24 pm
Snake
Snake
23 April 2009

Questions to ask referees

Questions to ask referees

I've ask a builder for he names of some people he has built homes for. He has obliged and given me 3 names of people who are happy to talk to…

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Snake
Apr 23, 2009 8:03 pm
Snake
Hels
Hels
23 April 2009

Please advise (house price after capped), Thanks!

Please advise (house price after capped), Thanks!

I think you would have to check that with your builder.

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Hels
Apr 23, 2009 8:46 pm
Hels
davidc
davidc
24 April 2009

Land Tax Innisfail Point Cook

Land Tax Innisfail Point Cook
VIC

Attached is our statment of adjustments from settlement as prepared by the conveyancer. Obviously ammounts will be slightly different but it…

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davidc
Apr 24, 2009 9:40 am
Lone Gunman
Lone Gunman
24 April 2009

Building the Display Home

Building the Display Home

The builder has agreed to rectify this problem. Here's why: QLD building contracts for domestic work must comply with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000. Section…

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Lone Gunman
Apr 24, 2009 9:41 am
kyton
kyton
24 April 2009

Maylands Manor is back!

Maylands Manor is back!
SA

Welcome back. I was wondering how your family was going. Congratulations on both Luke and your home.

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kyton
Apr 24, 2009 11:02 am
kyton
slegger10
slegger10
24 April 2009

Steps before signing contract with the builder

Steps before signing contract with the builder
VIC

No wonderland not paying $30k of penalties. My original contract was $210k but i took off $30k at colour selection for the P.C. items so my final costings were $180k, but…

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slegger10
Apr 24, 2009 12:20 pm
wonderland
wonderland
24 April 2009

Setback Query

Setback Query

Sorry if this is abit off topic, but were you going for a house and land package at marriott waters? Did you get undervalued? If so, can I ask by how much? The siting of…

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wonderland
Apr 24, 2009 12:42 pm
wonderland
sparkle
sparkle
24 April 2009

Soil Test

Soil Test
VIC

Thanks for your advice, 3 weeks gosh! I have sent an email and no reply, I am geting really stressed as i cant afford the site costs to be over $10000 which we…

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sparkle
Apr 24, 2009 2:18 pm
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mw017
Apr 24, 2009 3:10 pm
KT+2
KT+2
24 April 2009

Building a new home with AV Jennings

Building a new home with AV Jennings
VIC

Yeah, the customer service!!! I emailed them twice asking for some information (because the info on their website is missing), 2 months ago! I am still waiting for a reply...... :roll:

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KT+2
Apr 24, 2009 3:11 pm

Hope this helps ! Our bricks are Boral blackheath : Moroka finish (render)…

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Southies
Apr 24, 2009 5:38 pm
Southies
brittany
brittany
24 April 2009

Retaining wall issue

Retaining wall issue

We made the same assumption and have the same problem. Ours is harder though because at the rear of the property and hard to access.

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brittany
Apr 24, 2009 5:54 pm
brittany
CiNnY
CiNnY
24 April 2009

How difficult to change a CSC?

How difficult to change a CSC?
1, 2

Just a tip when sending email to your SS or CSC, whenever I send a email I select the delivery…

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CiNnY
Apr 24, 2009 6:00 pm
bel
bel
24 April 2009

House Plans: How long should they take???

House Plans: How long should they take???

Hi Pix, Thank god - it's better than nothing!!! Can you enlarge the plans at your local library/newsagency to work off over the weekend. Bel

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bel
Apr 24, 2009 6:35 pm
bel
kexkez
kexkez
24 April 2009

Anyone heard of this rebate?

Anyone heard of this rebate?

all very well in the ES. I guess this is an example of where frame houses are good. We started negotiated to build as soon as our land offer was accepted and before…

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kexkez
Apr 24, 2009 7:59 pm
kexkez
andy_min
andy_min
24 April 2009

How long to get your land contract?

How long to get your land contract?

Solicitor finally recieved my land contract today only took 20 days!!!! :: :: :: Seems it kept getting "lost in the mail" ::frown:: Now my 21 days to exchange is ticking, might go…

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andy_min
Apr 24, 2009 11:13 pm
andy_min
bigred
bigred
25 April 2009

Eaves, whats the advantages & disadvantage of them?

Eaves, whats the advantages & disadvantage of them?

It's nice to be recognised for my brilliance every now and then. :-)

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bigred
Apr 25, 2009 1:04 am
bigred
bigred
bigred
25 April 2009

Latest floor plans - Mk3

Latest floor plans - Mk3

I'm not sure how it…

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bigred
Apr 25, 2009 12:23 pm
bigred
loretta
loretta
25 April 2009

quantity surveyor??

quantity surveyor??
NSW

Hi Mike There is another post similar to this in the owner builder forum. We are in the same position eg. designed a house and want a true cost. QS's do not come cheap.…

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loretta
Apr 25, 2009 2:13 pm
loretta
gettingThere
gettingThere
25 April 2009

Why is it so difficult to find a plumber for new houses? :S

Why is it so difficult to find a plumber for new houses? :S

Have found two plumbers now, both were recommended by family members. Would still like to get a few more quotes but never realised how difficult this would be :S

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gettingThere
Apr 25, 2009 5:57 pm
themax
themax
25 April 2009

Change colour of Gliderol Sectional Overhead Garage Door?

Change colour of Gliderol Sectional Overhead Garage Door?
SA

We had this problem and ended up changing the render colour to Paperbark so the garage would match. We wanted the seamless colour look by having them both the same colour.…

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themax
Apr 25, 2009 7:37 pm
themax
malik
malik
25 April 2009

M3tricon Santorini Plantation

M3tricon Santorini Plantation
VIC

Hi fellow santorini builders, I have just started a new thread "need help with facade" and would really appreciate your input. malik

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malik
Apr 25, 2009 9:51 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
25 April 2009

HELP...Leaking ceiling!!!

HELP...Leaking ceiling!!!

normal practise maybe but i would want it replaced as mould will come give it 3 mths

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bingoshelley
Apr 25, 2009 10:43 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
26 April 2009

BUILDING update

BUILDING update
SA
1 ... 30, 31, 32

thanks Gettingthere I had to laugh reading back over our journey. Yes it is possible to look back and laugh even if the trip is a bit fraught. We had water leaking in…

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DeeElle
Apr 26, 2009 2:08 pm
DeeElle
Wanna
Wanna
26 April 2009

Shocker before the tender appointment

Shocker before the tender appointment
1, 2

We're having discussions with PD regarding concrete in the alfresco right now too. Our slab has been poured but without a slab in the alfresco area. We assumed that this…

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Wanna
Apr 26, 2009 4:16 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
26 April 2009

Extending Water Mains

Extending Water Mains

We got half of a subdivided block and we need to either get a water pipe running across our neighbor's property or get an extension of the water mains. At this point it…

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virgin-builder
Apr 26, 2009 6:14 pm
virgin-builder
kek
kek
26 April 2009

Tender Deposit

Tender Deposit
VIC

We didn't pay anything at tender, thanks to a problem with funds being temporarily tied up because of a technical hitch at the time. It was no big deal to PD, who gave us…

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kek
Apr 26, 2009 8:56 pm
kek
lgale
lgale
27 April 2009

Building in WA?? Why no frame

Building in WA?? Why no frame
WA

A good list (although perhaps slightly biased being from a brick manufacturer): http://www.australbrick.com.au/vic/why_ ... _brick.php

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lgale
Apr 27, 2009 12:10 am
ani
ani
27 April 2009

Light bricks and a light roof???

Light bricks and a light roof???
1, 2

ooh, I like it! I also really like that elevation of your house is very similar to mine! Garage, rendered wall and windows! Now if you could just paint the render green…

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ani
Apr 27, 2009 10:03 am
ani
raeking
raeking
27 April 2009

Building an Urbanedge Larne 002 - almost finished pics

Building an Urbanedge Larne 002 - almost finished pics
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Raeking, Yes we love the facade and love the way it turned out with our colours. We would have liked the render on the feature…

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raeking
Apr 27, 2009 10:42 am
JJ305
JJ305
27 April 2009

Before you bought your land...

Before you bought your land...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Its not the end of the world is you get a block with a bit of fall. Larger builders still may build on it. Our block is 816sqm (32.75 X 26.72) with roughly 1.4m fall. The…

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JJ305
Apr 27, 2009 11:14 am
willow04
willow04
27 April 2009

Contract appointment with PD

Contract appointment with PD
VIC

PD will try and get you to sign the contact on the date however you dont have to. You have every right to take it away to have a read over it to make sure you are happy…

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willow04
Apr 27, 2009 12:46 pm
Hellman109
Hellman109
27 April 2009

what kind of garage door

what kind of garage door

You havent seen a display home of it? Luan is the type of veneer as per above, and its weather proof by the naming... Perhaps you pick the actual style in your colour selection?

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Hellman109
Apr 27, 2009 2:57 pm
kexkez
kexkez
27 April 2009

Last month before handover

Last month before handover

the other thing to consider what if there are supplier problems who will deal with those? if you need to change some color choice? to be honest…

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kexkez
Apr 27, 2009 3:40 pm
kexkez

Thanks everyone for the great feedback. I had listed you all individually, but was called away for other duties and the web site timed out. Anyway to cut what was my…

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mallouby1
Apr 27, 2009 9:48 pm


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