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ECOECO
Feb 10, 2009 11:17 pm
ECOECO
kyton
kyton
11 February 2009

Project home builders building on bearers and joists

Project home builders building on bearers and joists
NSW

We were originally going to build on bearers and joists here in Newcastle. Some of the builders we approached were Beechwood, McDonald Jones, AV Jennings, Hotondo and…

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kyton
Feb 11, 2009 10:42 am
kyton
Bill11s
Bill11s
11 February 2009

Pier and Beam Slab

Pier and Beam Slab
NSW

storm water and along the left…

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Bill11s
Feb 11, 2009 1:59 pm
Chuq
Chuq
11 February 2009

Help review my plan ideas

Help review my plan ideas
VIC

Hi ozkarnak, one suggestion I would make: arrange the lounge in such a way that you can see the TV from the kitchen! Perhaps have it in the top right corner? In…

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Chuq
Feb 11, 2009 5:23 pm
Chuq
erinleigh
erinleigh
11 February 2009

Land Contract - Hazardous Waste?

Land Contract - Hazardous Waste?
VIC

Did you receive a copy of an EPA certificate along with your contract? If not, you could contact the EPA to see whether they have any record of…

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erinleigh
Feb 11, 2009 6:45 pm
erinleigh
Casa2
Casa2
12 February 2009

Timber or Steel?

Timber or Steel?

Neither. I like bricks (and termites don't)!

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Casa2
Feb 12, 2009 9:01 am
Hanson61
Hanson61
12 February 2009

Has anyone had any experience building with McDonald Jones?

Has anyone had any experience building with McDonald Jones?

I agree ..they seem to have fantastic designs...we love our Chesterfield Grande...

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Hanson61
Feb 12, 2009 9:50 am
Chuq
Chuq
12 February 2009

Copywrite for floorplans

Copywrite for floorplans
1, 2

On a similar topic - are there any good sites with free house plans? Before anyone laughs at the thought of anyone doing this for free - I've been involved with free…

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Chuq
Feb 12, 2009 10:50 am
Chuq
photogirl
photogirl
12 February 2009

Wincrest meeting today

Wincrest meeting today

All the customer who are complained of "shoddy" work of wincrest, I think that these complaints can be made of all building companies, not just…

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photogirl
Feb 12, 2009 12:32 pm
lazydays
lazydays
12 February 2009

Project homes or own designed homes?

Project homes or own designed homes?

In my case it was definitely better getting quotes and selecting my own builder. I actually believe I also got a better price than a volume builder, had no hassles at all…

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lazydays
Feb 12, 2009 2:29 pm
snhouse
snhouse
12 February 2009

My Blog...UPDATED BLOG!_29 NOV 08

My Blog...UPDATED BLOG!_29 NOV 08
1, 2, 3

Yeah where are the pics :lol: :lol: Would love to see your finished house.

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snhouse
Feb 12, 2009 3:46 pm
jamissa
jamissa
12 February 2009

DFH - should we go ahead with it?

DFH - should we go ahead with it?
VIC

Hi we're in the process of building with DFH in Rose Grange and i can't fault them. we delt with the sales consultant until construction started and then we started…

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jamissa
Feb 12, 2009 9:20 pm
loretta
loretta
12 February 2009

Partial Render

Partial Render

i am coming around more and more to the style - it will make it stand out and yet retain the smooth face chocolate brick look i love. Plus hubby will be happy if we can…

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loretta
Feb 12, 2009 9:25 pm
loretta
rock
rock
12 February 2009

pd lining board facade

pd lining board facade
VIC

hey kek the side ones are ok on ours bottom needs something?? hey what front windows do you have? are they refective??

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rock
Feb 12, 2009 9:28 pm
digga123
digga123
12 February 2009

tiling

tiling

We have decided to do tiling and carpet after handover. We didn't want to be restricted by the range of tiles offered by the builder. We also didn't trust their tradesmen…

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digga123
Feb 12, 2009 9:50 pm
EmoH
EmoH
12 February 2009

Are builders open to negotiations on price?

Are builders open to negotiations on price?

Thanks for all the responses guys, Octain... you got a good concept there, We should use the forum to help each other by price checking with one another... have a Price…

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EmoH
Feb 12, 2009 10:25 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 February 2009

Living in a steel frame house

Living in a steel frame house
VIC
1, 2

Hi all, Thanks for the replies. Ed & Helyn - Do you personally like/recommend steel frame house over timber frame house?…

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ECOECO
Feb 12, 2009 11:13 pm
ECOECO
wonderland
wonderland
12 February 2009

Please help with render colours to front facade

Please help with render colours to front facade
VIC

That's pretty much how I feel. I've always liked two tone to front facade, I feel that it gives the facade some depth and interest. But with this particular facade, it…

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wonderland
Feb 12, 2009 11:22 pm
wonderland
Mutley
Mutley
13 February 2009

Developer Approval in Manor Lakes

Developer Approval in Manor Lakes
VIC

Thanks for the info woodsey that helps alot. :)

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Mutley
Feb 13, 2009 7:16 am
joles
joles
13 February 2009

All fired up! Would you fight your builder on this

All fired up! Would you fight your builder on this
1, 2

Oh this brings back memories :shock: .... when we were with M we did our tile selections in July (I think)..... when we walked away in October we still hadn't signed the tile…

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joles
Feb 13, 2009 10:41 am
joles
homebuddy925
homebuddy925
13 February 2009

Holroyd Council

Holroyd Council
NSW

We are building with EBH in NR - . We just received our DA last week. We lodged in Nov. Checked out your blogsite....yep...pretty much what we went through. PM me if…

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homebuddy925
Feb 13, 2009 11:58 am
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hermyleen
Feb 13, 2009 3:00 pm
hermyleen
kek
kek
13 February 2009

Building costs through Porter Davis

Building costs through Porter Davis
VIC

Colour selection is where you can spend extra $$, but you don't have to if you're careful. PD packages for a specific estate definitely should meet estate guidelines so…

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kek
Feb 13, 2009 9:43 pm
kek
melza09
melza09
14 February 2009

Coral Homes feedback please??

Coral Homes feedback please??
QLD

I have only just started a blog.... It's http://brampton195.blogspot.com I will slowly work it out..so be patient with me

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melza09
Feb 14, 2009 7:19 am
Steven
Steven
14 February 2009

Building with EBH - How to Prepare

Building with EBH - How to Prepare
NSW

agree with Southies, you need to choose your battle, last thing you want is to get trapped in every day issues. EB is a good builder and the best approach depending on…

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Steven
Feb 14, 2009 10:02 am
kek
kek
14 February 2009

fees and charges

fees and charges

Your state government should have a website with stamp duty calculators. Assuming you're borrowing money to buy your property, your bank will have to pay your title…

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kek
Feb 14, 2009 10:57 am
kek
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 February 2009

Ponds or Nelson Ridge

Ponds or Nelson Ridge
NSW

- The Hills area I believe is more suitable to raise a family. A work mate of mine lives in Merryland and their children get bullied in school…

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stonecutter1309
Feb 14, 2009 11:38 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
14 February 2009

Should i build with Edan Brae

Should i build with Edan Brae

ok180 - good on you for saying what I've been thinking

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stonecutter1309
Feb 14, 2009 12:00 pm
stonecutter1309
sammy
sammy
14 February 2009

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy

Hey kumar, not sure what you mean by full kitchen fitout. If you mean just the stove, oven, rangehood etc then yes. they will issue.

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sammy
Feb 14, 2009 12:39 pm
sammy
ChrisL
ChrisL
14 February 2009

Gutters - article in the news

Gutters - article in the news

See thread "Are you aware of the "high-front gutters" problem?" started by ahuang late last year. Chris

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ChrisL
Feb 14, 2009 10:38 pm
wonderland
wonderland
15 February 2009

Removing the pillar between doors?

Removing the pillar between doors?
1, 2

Aww Jo, that's not very good news. Yea, seems like you're not having very good luck with building so far! I hope once all this paperwork stage is over and done with, and…

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wonderland
Feb 15, 2009 1:00 am
wonderland
wonderland
wonderland
15 February 2009

H3rmitage homes anybody??

H3rmitage homes anybody??
VIC

I dont have any experiences with any of the builders, but I know alot of people on this forum are building wth PD, so you should get alot of insight when reading their…

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wonderland
Feb 15, 2009 1:24 am
wonderland
Southies
Southies
15 February 2009

Ducted vacuum cost?

Ducted vacuum cost?

No worries at all !!!! :wink:

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Southies
Feb 15, 2009 9:16 am
Southies
kek
kek
15 February 2009

flicker for exhaust fan of toilet W/C

flicker for exhaust fan of toilet W/C

We added a fan in our toilet too and didn't realise until the electrical fit-off was done that there was only one switch. It is stupid, since we…

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kek
Feb 15, 2009 11:12 am
kek
laksaginta
laksaginta
15 February 2009

extra cost on slab class H

extra cost on slab class H
VIC

the contract did not mentioned specific site cost; however temporary fencing was included in contract price and soil & rock removal have separate charges. There is no…

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laksaginta
Feb 15, 2009 1:14 pm
brittany
brittany
15 February 2009

easement over the property

easement over the property

We applied to City West Water to build a retaining wall on our easement and it wasn't a problem. We eventually plan to pave there as well. It does say in the…

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brittany
Feb 15, 2009 3:32 pm
brittany
yvette72
yvette72
15 February 2009

Pouring Concrete slab-rain delays

Pouring Concrete slab-rain delays

my parents are waiting to have there slab poured for there house.the concreter will not pour in the wet we just had a garage build and the concerte would not do it in the…

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yvette72
Feb 15, 2009 4:00 pm
yvette72
yvette72
15 February 2009

NEW HOME - HEBEL

NEW HOME - HEBEL

my husband is a bricklayer and will not touch the stuff and there was some talk a few years back said it could be cancer so at that change many bricklayers would not touch…

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yvette72
Feb 15, 2009 4:05 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 February 2009

Advice - starting again after Wincrest?

Advice - starting again after Wincrest?
NSW

Hi Loretta I'm just wondering if it's worth your while to get some legal advice, considering how much money has already been invested. There…

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ECOECO
Feb 16, 2009 6:41 am
ECOECO
Hanson61
Hanson61
16 February 2009

steel frame additional cost and opinions?

steel frame additional cost and opinions?

We have had 2 steel frame homes.. we've had no problems at all.. and of course the termites are sitting hungry in the garden! Seriously though we have exerienced no…

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Hanson61
Feb 16, 2009 7:58 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
16 February 2009

THERMOCELL

THERMOCELL

Whats the go with Thermocell? Is it going to be better than my original idea of brick ground floor and blueboard 1st floor. It will be a rendered finish. Does it…

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McKinnon
Feb 16, 2009 1:04 pm
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anny
Feb 16, 2009 2:14 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
16 February 2009

coral homes standard ranges...bricks & roof tiles

coral homes standard ranges...bricks & roof tiles
QLD

have seen Rattan in real life and it appears much better with the off white mortar. Everyone will have their own ideas however. Plantation use PGH also and Rattan has…

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ozzroo
Feb 16, 2009 5:34 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
16 February 2009

Our new adventure....still in plannig....seems like forever

Our new adventure....still in plannig....seems like forever
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey Chuq and Rachelle, I am in the middle of swapping computers so I have had to clear one to go to the next but I am still only able to use email on this (my old one) so…

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gweluphome
Feb 16, 2009 5:41 pm
VJ
VJ
16 February 2009

Exhaust Fan Ducting

Exhaust Fan Ducting

hysterical & Bel, Our builder fixed this issue by fitting in a duct to properly clear all contaminated air from the powder room (ground floor) onto the outside…

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VJ
Feb 16, 2009 9:54 pm
VJ
Neko138
Neko138
16 February 2009

Tradespeople recommendations in Adelaide

Tradespeople recommendations in Adelaide
SA

a lot of tradies are sticking with building co's (or they move around). But some are getting jacked with the developers, especially painters. it depends on what kind of…

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Neko138
Feb 16, 2009 11:29 pm
andrew78m
andrew78m
17 February 2009

choosing land - what is a normal sort of slope?

choosing land - what is a normal sort of slope?

I too will be building on a sloping block 1.5/2m fall. But that fall happens all within a few feet.. Split level is a good option as it will reduce the overall site…

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andrew78m
Feb 17, 2009 1:23 pm
Helyn
Helyn
17 February 2009

Firsty Home Builder - help

Firsty Home Builder - help
SA

McCracken Country Homes, SA. Hellmans post…

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Helyn
Feb 17, 2009 2:54 pm
Helyn
stevep79
stevep79
17 February 2009

extending settlement

extending settlement
SA

We had to same reason as you! Our conveyancerwent to the land office on our behalf and organised it all without penalties apparently you can be…

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stevep79
Feb 17, 2009 3:36 pm
stevep79


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