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claego
claego
8 November 2008

Role of Site Developer when choosing new area

Role of Site Developer when choosing new area

I don't know, never thought that it is important I think you just need to like the surburb/area, traffic and the facilities The only thing i can think of is the…

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claego
Nov 08, 2008 12:05 pm
homeishome
homeishome
8 November 2008

Question No. 2 from Michelle

Question No. 2 from Michelle

Hi Shel we used Ebony Macassar with ice QQ stone benchtop in Ensuite. I saw it in a display house and just loved it. This goes perfect with cream tiles and gives a warmth…

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homeishome
Nov 08, 2008 6:42 pm
Lyn
Lyn
8 November 2008

Land fill, Compaction certificate-what does it mean?

Land fill, Compaction certificate-what does it mean?

The compaction certificate is so that you know the soil was actually compacted to various standards to minimise future settling, not just dumped and flattened. We had…

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Lyn
Nov 08, 2008 10:21 pm
nh
nh
9 November 2008

brick colour - help needed

brick colour - help needed
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Hey, Woodsey thank u sooo much for the photo - gives us a good picture of what mushroom bricks will look like in a real house! it is really helpful!!!! happy…

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nh
Nov 09, 2008 9:13 am
Leigh&Sam
Leigh&Sam
9 November 2008

Advice on Statesman and general building

Advice on Statesman and general building

Well we signed up with Staesman to have the Clovelly build on our block at The Boulevard yesterday!!! 8) Upon our discussions we were explained that there…

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Leigh&Sam
Nov 09, 2008 10:18 am
Leigh&Sam
She&He+3+3
She&He+3+3
9 November 2008

Is this ok? or should i be concern?

Is this ok? or should i be concern?

Doh! :oops: We have been assured that all is as it should be. Apparantly, this hole is for a breather pipe that will be run up through the wall and out through the roof…

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She&He+3+3
Nov 09, 2008 3:13 pm
She&He+3+3
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
9 November 2008

Advice needed: Newbie looking at display homes

Advice needed: Newbie looking at display homes
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Yeah, we were going to stick a patio along the back of the house, no matter what we decided on so that the west side of the house is always sheltered. The shutters are a…

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mrs_smith
Nov 09, 2008 3:56 pm
mrs_smith
Cleishy
Cleishy
9 November 2008

Delaying land settlement

Delaying land settlement

If the land is already titled and you settled this year, you can often get a reduction in price, land tax is payed at the end of the year on every titled block they hold.

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Cleishy
Nov 09, 2008 5:19 pm
Cleishy
Maxie
Maxie
9 November 2008

Frame Rain Damage During Construction

Frame Rain Damage During Construction

A classic TDL! - I wish I'd had that little ditty running through my head on all my sleepless, RAINY nights.... :D

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Maxie
Nov 09, 2008 5:37 pm
Maxie
sdabel
sdabel
9 November 2008

Painting inside your house after handover

Painting inside your house after handover

We discovered that most builders here in SA (including ours) only provide 2 coats on the inside walls. This limits the colour choice as only some colours provide enough…

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sdabel
Nov 09, 2008 10:28 pm
sdabel
sdabel
sdabel
10 November 2008

first sign of action - photographic frenzy!

first sign of action - photographic frenzy!
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Nice to see you completed the building process ad are still smiling! regards sean

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sdabel
Nov 09, 2008 11:05 pm
sdabel
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
10 November 2008

Carlisle V DFH

Carlisle V DFH

Thanx joles.... We did the sums and even though it looks 15-20k more.. in the end it aint that much more in the mortgage payments so... i think a switch could be on the…

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lildutchgringo
Nov 10, 2008 10:43 am
lildutchgringo
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
10 November 2008

New member, Want to build the house in 6months

New member, Want to build the house in 6months
VIC
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There is a huge difference in build time between single and double story. I have not come across any volume builder who says 6 months for a DS. As Stormy says, that's…

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Mel&Em
Nov 10, 2008 1:50 pm
Mel&Em
carolc
carolc
10 November 2008

HIA New Home contract - definitions

HIA New Home contract - definitions

Where can we get a sample fixed price contract?

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carolc
Nov 10, 2008 2:18 pm
Bec N Craig
Bec N Craig
10 November 2008

ANYONE BUILDING THE ATLANTIQUE (Carlisle) Alfresco Help!!!

ANYONE BUILDING THE ATLANTIQUE (Carlisle) Alfresco Help!!!

Hi We are building the Atlantique 32. I was wondering if anyone had the brick Colum removed from the alfresco? if so how much did it cost? I know its holding up the…

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Bec N Craig
Nov 10, 2008 2:24 pm
Bec N Craig
Lyn
Lyn
10 November 2008

Category 1 Bricks

Category 1 Bricks
VIC

I suggest you go the the manufacturer and ask for an address where that brick has recently been delivered. You might be in for a…

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Lyn
Nov 10, 2008 3:11 pm
Rachelle
Rachelle
10 November 2008

Which project builder in NSW offers best value for money?

Which project builder in NSW offers best value for money?

If you want a basic home I think Wesmtinster might come in at the lowest, but don't plan on uprading anything as they whack up the prices there. Site costs are also…

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Rachelle
Nov 10, 2008 8:01 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 November 2008

Stumps V Slab for unstable soils

Stumps V Slab for unstable soils

Houses aren't generally built on wooden…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 10, 2008 9:10 pm
Dukekamaya
beegeers
beegeers
10 November 2008

House Plans - Council

House Plans - Council

Hi TheGang We had to deal with the council We applied for planning permit 26/09/2009 and got it last week (much to our surprise) What we did do was call up the…

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beegeers
Nov 10, 2008 9:30 pm
fabes
fabes
11 November 2008

Rear-facing living areas in volume building plans

Rear-facing living areas in volume building plans
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Hello We are building the 'Oxford' with Rendition. We wanted the back of our house to be all open plan living and we too found this floor plan hard to find. Hope this helps.

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fabes
Nov 11, 2008 1:16 pm
woodsey
woodsey
11 November 2008

Any tips for a easy building process.

Any tips for a easy building process.

At the end of the day all sales consultants have the same drive, their pay check, but there are ones who know have to give good customer service as well! to me that is how…

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woodsey
Nov 11, 2008 1:32 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
11 November 2008

cost escalation clause in contract.

cost escalation clause in contract.

Can you ask for them to remove the clause? You can change the conditions of a contract before signing it. Edit: And if they refuse, I'd be tempted to switch companies…

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mrs_smith
Nov 11, 2008 3:33 pm
mrs_smith

thanks guys! I expect much drinking will be done out there paula.. :D it was DH idea (design) for the porch,flower box and fireplace (he built it all himself..isnt he…

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zonk
Nov 12, 2008 9:43 am
zonk
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 November 2008

Display home locations in Adelaide?

Display home locations in Adelaide?

Hi guys, Taking a drive to Adelaide tomorrow to visit a few display homes and gather some inspiration for our upcoming build. Can anyone…

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dymonite69
Nov 12, 2008 11:56 am
dymonite69
Subhashish
Subhashish
12 November 2008

Help needed with Inspection Blues

Help needed with Inspection Blues
VIC

Thanks for all the help !! ... In addition to the responses here, I also got lot of PMs from this post which helped me talk to some people to address my concern...…

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Subhashish
Nov 12, 2008 3:31 pm
Subhashish
GriffBNE
GriffBNE
12 November 2008

Lakewood 29 at Jacobs Ridge

Lakewood 29 at Jacobs Ridge

Hey.. We built the Lakewood 28 in Shailer park... Could not be happier. We had an excellent experience from start to finish... Would go with them again in a second! Hope…

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GriffBNE
Nov 12, 2008 7:30 pm
amilelka
amilelka
12 November 2008

Copyright Issue

Copyright Issue

As soon as you design something the copyright is yours. In future you can put your own copyright symbol on your work so that builders or draftspeople don't try to claim…

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amilelka
Nov 12, 2008 9:33 pm
beegeers
beegeers
13 November 2008

Hometec builders?

Hometec builders?

Hi fatrex The last time we contacted Hometec was a little over a year ago Their company email did not work and we had to contact the CSR using her personal mail.…

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beegeers
Nov 13, 2008 7:14 am
stressed85
stressed85
13 November 2008

ADVISE AND INDEPENDANT BUILDING INSPECTOR

ADVISE AND INDEPENDANT BUILDING INSPECTOR

Hi There.. I am building my first home with H3nley and wanted to know if there was any advise anyone could give me on the whole building process. I just recieved my…

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stressed85
Nov 13, 2008 10:10 am
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
13 November 2008

Deposit Return???

Deposit Return???

thx guys that sounds promising.... as nothing has been done yet....

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lildutchgringo
Nov 13, 2008 10:57 am
lildutchgringo
nh
nh
13 November 2008

a PD home, what do we need to be prepared for?

a PD home, what do we need to be prepared for?
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hi henry218 i had the thoughts as you have now :) Henley's render adn facade price scared me away :shock: , also i think all henley's double stories, their upstairs have…

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nh
Nov 13, 2008 1:00 pm
surfshak
surfshak
13 November 2008

Time to title land?

Time to title land?

We are in Sydney and buying a block that is in a very small subdivision (2 blocks from one)......ours has (apparently) been with the lands title office for over 4 weeks…

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surfshak
Nov 13, 2008 2:03 pm
joles
joles
13 November 2008

Photoshop help for facade please!

Photoshop help for facade please!
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So you don't want grey then.... :D: :shock: I got confused somewhere along the way of reading this thread.....How about Dune then that looks…

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joles
Nov 13, 2008 2:47 pm
joles
Newbies
Newbies
13 November 2008

Mistakes in your favour

Mistakes in your favour

Mistakes/freebies are always nice! :D We had to change the location of a window in our ensuite for our estate, and so in turn we got a wall length mirror instead of the…

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Newbies
Nov 13, 2008 8:14 pm
Newbies
nh
nh
13 November 2008

PD, colour appointment after the tender appointment?

PD, colour appointment after the tender appointment?
1, 2

Newbies, feeling better after reading haywgl's clarification of 2500 including the waterfall edge? :D so goodness, that 25K will have to be on the budget?! but i…

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nh
Nov 13, 2008 8:28 pm
Lostris
Lostris
14 November 2008

Purchasing the perfect block of land....

Purchasing the perfect block of land....

Also, get a conveyancer to look at the contracts before you sign.

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Lostris
Nov 14, 2008 9:09 am
d@n
d@n
14 November 2008

3D House Rendering

3D House Rendering
ACT

I need special software just to manage my lists.... :shock:

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d@n
Nov 14, 2008 9:16 am
Toast
Toast
14 November 2008

water bill whilst building

water bill whilst building

We paid water. Electricity and gas were signed over to us at handover

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Toast
Nov 14, 2008 10:27 am
Toast
dembi_2000
dembi_2000
14 November 2008

what's included in the site cost?

what's included in the site cost?

Thanks for your responses guys. We are still awaiting for the site survey from the builder. 2 weeks already. If we prove that the site survey was not done properly, the…

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dembi_2000
Nov 14, 2008 11:30 am
anny
anny
14 November 2008

Who pays for water / utilities during construction?

Who pays for water / utilities during construction?

i think it depends who u build with. for us we paid for the water bill but was told by my builders that once the building is done they will reimburse the amount for the…

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anny
Nov 14, 2008 2:42 pm
'chelle
'chelle
14 November 2008

When can you get council approval?

When can you get council approval?

It most probably varies from council to council, but we were allowed to lodge our Development Application before titles, but they said we couldn't get a building permit…

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'chelle
Nov 14, 2008 3:30 pm
'chelle
reaver
reaver
14 November 2008

Floor tile store recommendations in Melbourne

Floor tile store recommendations in Melbourne

Hello, Anyone come accross a good place to buy floor tiles in Melbourne? We're thinking of doing our flooring after handover :)

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reaver
Nov 14, 2008 5:07 pm
reaver
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
14 November 2008

Anyone built with Affordable Living or Impression home Perth

Anyone built with Affordable Living or Impression home Perth

Thats fantastic....We were also looking at them briefly, they didnt have a plan to suit what we needed though, but there were a couple of display houses that were really…

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monkeyupatree
Nov 14, 2008 5:42 pm
monkeyupatree
Justin
Justin
14 November 2008

Vent about my building experience, LONG, with q's at the end

Vent about my building experience, LONG, with q's at the end

That's a good result Tamsin, especially that you've made it past the pleb gatekeepers and are able to communicate directly with someone that has some authority. Keep the…

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Justin
Nov 14, 2008 8:06 pm
Fazz
Fazz
14 November 2008

Just started building in perth

Just started building in perth
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Hi Lloyd The reason why I asked about Vanessa is that we have meet our neighbours who will be building in the new year next to us. They mentioned they know someone else…

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Fazz
Nov 14, 2008 9:43 pm
suh
suh
15 November 2008

Glass or Stainless Steel on Balcony

Glass or Stainless Steel on Balcony
NSW
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Thanks girls...OMG 10.30pm last night had friends surprise us from QLD, hence my hasty retreat. Thanks so much for the link gweluphome, I will be looking into that…

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suh
Nov 15, 2008 7:01 pm
suh
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
15 November 2008

Thinking of of building with M3tricon? Look elsewhere!!!!

Thinking of of building with M3tricon? Look elsewhere!!!!
QLD
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Past friend in the same predicament ! Unscrupulous individual of the opposite sex…

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Peter_OZ
Nov 15, 2008 9:57 pm
beegeers
beegeers
15 November 2008

PD flooring in displays.

PD flooring in displays.

Hi We also had a similar ballpark as Joles mentioned The ball park figure we got for the Van-Gogh series was approximately the 95$ - this included the laying labour…

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beegeers
Nov 15, 2008 10:42 pm
miss81
miss81
16 November 2008

Our Journey Flagstone - We are In!!!!!

Our Journey Flagstone - We are In!!!!!
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Hi Guys, it's been ages sicne i have been on the forum as I have no net!!! It's like losing my right arm :( It's going to be a while before we get connected and I find…

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miss81
Nov 16, 2008 10:12 am
miss81


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