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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
stevep79
stevep79
3 March 2009

Council DA Approvals Before Settlement on Land

Council DA Approvals Before Settlement on Land

Already been a few threads on this recently, yes it can and has been…

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stevep79
Mar 03, 2009 12:57 pm
stevep79
FarRez
FarRez
3 March 2009

Asiration 32 or Caprice 30... anyone?

Asiration 32 or Caprice 30... anyone?
NSW

Bluemetal: your site cost are not bad with caprice. do you think they will change later on?

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FarRez
Mar 03, 2009 1:45 pm
FarRez
clm1982
clm1982
3 March 2009

Contract says waffle slab, got stumps!

Contract says waffle slab, got stumps!

Ive heard really bad stories about waffle pod you should be glad its stumps (we are really hoping ours will come back non waffle). I believe that waffle pod is the…

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clm1982
Mar 03, 2009 1:51 pm
FarRez
FarRez
3 March 2009

stormwater detention tanks in the ponds

stormwater detention tanks in the ponds
NSW

thanks stevep79! I thought so too, but then one of the builders that we tendered with told us that and obviously the cost was added to the tender for hydraulic design.…

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FarRez
Mar 03, 2009 1:56 pm
FarRez
stevep79
stevep79
3 March 2009

New NSW Housing Code

New NSW Housing Code
NSW

My builder did the checklist for us as we wanted to try the new system. We qualified under every item except one which was that our…

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stevep79
Mar 03, 2009 2:19 pm
stevep79
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 March 2009

Waffle slab vs concrete

Waffle slab vs concrete

Waffle pods cheaper to install and much better for thermal efficiency. Ed

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ECOECO
Mar 03, 2009 3:05 pm
ECOECO
sarina
sarina
3 March 2009

Wrong Tiles laid??

Wrong Tiles laid??

I hope everything goes well with the construction manager. My parents had the same problem last year. Good thing that the person they talked to was so nice and agreed to…

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sarina
Mar 03, 2009 4:02 pm
lisanne
lisanne
3 March 2009

Land advice needed please

Land advice needed please

Which direction would you prefer your living area's and your back yard? For me i wanted mine north/west

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lisanne
Mar 03, 2009 4:37 pm
lisanne
lisanne
3 March 2009

Who decides the installation of broadband/phone systems ?

Who decides the installation of broadband/phone systems ?

In my estate we have no access to any form of ADSL or cable at all. The only option is dial up or Telstra Next G - thats it. I have enquired…

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lisanne
Mar 03, 2009 5:19 pm
hornet18
hornet18
3 March 2009

Program to see design

Program to see design

Guys, I found the following sites handy, well maybe not me (The better half) http://www.colorbondcolours.com/go/home ... visualiser The colourbond site has a…

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hornet18
Mar 03, 2009 6:20 pm
hornet18
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
3 March 2009

scaffolding

scaffolding

oh well hopefully work will resume on Monday :)

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JohnAndTarin
Mar 03, 2009 9:38 pm
JohnAndTarin
Cleishy
Cleishy
3 March 2009

How long should we wait for a quote from a builder?

How long should we wait for a quote from a builder?

Waiting that long for contracts is ridiculous. I waited ages for mine too. Now knowing that builders can get them to clients within 2 -3 days.

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Cleishy
Mar 03, 2009 10:41 pm
Cleishy
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serge44
Mar 03, 2009 10:46 pm
serge44
jaelee
jaelee
3 March 2009

Post Contract Variation - Is this fair?

Post Contract Variation - Is this fair?

I understand where you are coming from. I have asked if I could change my cornices. We are building a 2 storey home in WA and are only at first brick height. I have…

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jaelee
Mar 03, 2009 11:09 pm
JADED6
JADED6
4 March 2009

We have some action...(new pics 24 August 2008)

We have some action...(new pics 24 August 2008)
QLD
1, 2, 3

Just found this thread (linked in another thread) ANY UPDATES?? :D I'll have to do some searching tomorrow. There might already be another thread. Would hate for this…

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JADED6
Mar 04, 2009 3:32 am
joeygbh
joeygbh
4 March 2009

Completion walk through - Tips Anyone

Completion walk through - Tips Anyone

Check that all keys open where they should...

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joeygbh
Mar 04, 2009 10:04 am
joeygbh
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
4 March 2009

Is this expensive for render?

Is this expensive for render?
1, 2

Our whole house is being rendered and it's costing us $8000 extra :shock:

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-Rebekah-
Mar 04, 2009 1:05 pm
-Rebekah-
lisahello
lisahello
4 March 2009

Help - can't build what we wanted - build single or double?

Help - can't build what we wanted - build single or double?
VIC

Thanks Guys that helps no end - we have had double and didn't like it - but PD have one that has the master bedroom downstairs - the only reason I am considering it! …

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lisahello
Mar 04, 2009 1:34 pm
dreamz
dreamz
4 March 2009

Prices at Stonecutters Ridge

Prices at Stonecutters Ridge
NSW

I've been reading about stone cutters ridge today! and all i have to say that it seems to me like the ideal place i'd love to live in. Read alot of good news about…

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dreamz
Mar 04, 2009 2:10 pm
Elli
Elli
4 March 2009

Good value? Opinions please

Good value? Opinions please
VIC

Thanks woodsey :) The corner spa is a very nice addition I think! When we checked out the display my eyes widened at the size of the ensuite :shock: :lol: I actually…

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Elli
Mar 04, 2009 2:48 pm
FarRez
FarRez
4 March 2009

Site Costs - Difference in tenders for houses?

Site Costs - Difference in tenders for houses?

hey bluemetal, did you decide which tender you like better?

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FarRez
Mar 04, 2009 4:55 pm
FarRez
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
4 March 2009

Carlisle homes - our lesson learned

Carlisle homes - our lesson learned
VIC
1, 2

Thats good to hear you have settled on another home and all is well! :D Carlisle merged because they now have Spectra, a brand new colour selection centre at Mulgrave -…

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Salt&Pepper
Mar 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Salt&Pepper
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
4 March 2009

Is this being realistic?

Is this being realistic?
VIC

mmm we have a 37 week build and our ss said that he will have us in way before aug we stared end of Nov

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JohnAndTarin
Mar 04, 2009 9:15 pm
JohnAndTarin
jamesb
jamesb
4 March 2009

First Home Owners Grand and Land Title Timing

First Home Owners Grand and Land Title Timing
VIC

UPDATE. My broker called today and worked everything out. Instead of submitting the Building and Land approval together, we are getting full approval on the land first,…

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jamesb
Mar 04, 2009 9:57 pm
jamesb
sha
sha
5 March 2009

Upgrage on Bricks ?

Upgrage on Bricks ?

TITLE : upgRAGE on bricks... :lol: -Sha

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sha
Mar 05, 2009 1:42 am
jspitz
jspitz
5 March 2009

does anyone know the cost of a screw pile?

does anyone know the cost of a screw pile?

I'm not sure if i'm being ripped off or not now. It looks like the screw piles next to our easement are 2.68 deep, not sure about the other side-i think i'll get them to…

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jspitz
Mar 05, 2009 11:02 am
thlo
thlo
5 March 2009

Do you think the 21k First home buyers offer will come back?

Do you think the 21k First home buyers offer will come back?

The lenders will re-assess the demand for certain high lend products when the $21000 first home owners grant (boost) and…

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thlo
Mar 05, 2009 12:45 pm
thlo
woodsey
woodsey
5 March 2009

Statutory & Workcover Requirements ... ? Excavation ..

Statutory & Workcover Requirements ... ? Excavation ..

go to WorkCover NSW website it will be able to tell you what is required, perhaps give them a call and they should talk you through it! :wink:

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woodsey
Mar 05, 2009 1:18 pm
joles
joles
5 March 2009

Anyone building with M3tricon

Anyone building with M3tricon

We love the santorini 29 but unfortunately dont think its going to be possible. We required a rear roller door for access to the backyard for…

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joles
Mar 05, 2009 1:34 pm
joles

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