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donuts
donuts
6 January 2009

I can,t believe they,ve finally started !!

I can,t believe they,ve finally started !!
SA
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HI mel, yeah it is sloooowly happening ... dishwasher got connected yesterday gosh that took a long time, but it is making strange noises today :shock: so I am back to washing…

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donuts
Jan 06, 2009 9:21 pm
donuts
mikkyG
mikkyG
6 January 2009

stains on brickwork

stains on brickwork

Hi guys, sorry to thread mine, but seems I've stumbled across a similar problem out at our site, check here…

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mikkyG
Jan 06, 2009 9:47 pm
yvette72
yvette72
7 January 2009

Payment question

Payment question

the bank paid ours but we did own the land

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yvette72
Jan 07, 2009 7:28 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
7 January 2009

Buying land: what 'subject to conditions' for the Offer?

Buying land: what 'subject to conditions' for the Offer?

Definately look at the covenents first! With our block, our solicitor added a clause into the contract that read something like: "1)this contract is subject to buyer…

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suenmatt
Jan 07, 2009 8:43 pm
amanda062
amanda062
7 January 2009

Exterior colour problems

Exterior colour problems
WA

Hi We are building our new home in Gwelup WA. We have a problem in we chose our colourbond colours for the exterior of the home; Roof - Surf Mist Gutters - Surf…

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amanda062
Jan 07, 2009 8:51 pm
petal
petal
7 January 2009

Grey water ready plumbing with volume builders?

Grey water ready plumbing with volume builders?
VIC

Sorry, just saw this. We built with PD, and we were going to have the Nubian Grey Water system installed post build , so PD were going to build the house 'grey water…

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petal
Jan 07, 2009 9:14 pm
petal
zeke
zeke
7 January 2009

Enclosed stage problem with Coral Homes

Enclosed stage problem with Coral Homes
QLD

Well, if I get a progress payment request and the work is 95%+ complete and other work well in excess of the deficiency has been done (as in the internal plastering in…

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zeke
Jan 07, 2009 9:16 pm
zeke
d@n
d@n
7 January 2009

Calling Photoshop Expert D@n!

Calling Photoshop Expert D@n!
VIC

Eg, if I ask Dan to photoshop the facade of my house, then change my mind about the colour several times. If it's a fee-for-service thing relative…

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d@n
Jan 07, 2009 9:55 pm
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Djelibeybi
Jan 08, 2009 12:13 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 January 2009

Custom Builders? Recommendations? Are they Cheaper?

Custom Builders? Recommendations? Are they Cheaper?
VIC

Volume building is cheaper because; 1) Ordering supplies is predictable - known sizes, lengths and quantities 2) Economies of scale / Buying…

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ECOECO
Jan 08, 2009 1:20 pm
ECOECO
taththi
taththi
8 January 2009

How do you stay sane?

How do you stay sane?

Jim Millisons book is the best - A heavy read for a beginner, but permaculture is all about the principles of nature…

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taththi
Jan 08, 2009 3:14 pm
Li da
Li da
8 January 2009

Perth builders - who/how to pick?

Perth builders - who/how to pick?
WA

When I worked out the numbers it just wasn't worth demolishing and rebuilding so I haven't gone ahead.

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Li da
Jan 08, 2009 6:32 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
8 January 2009

adding a third garage..how much? PD or other volume builder

adding a third garage..how much? PD or other volume builder
VIC

We have been quoted on the PD Prestige Hayman 29. To extend our garage to side of the property (16m frontage) adds 770m to the garage for a cost of $2,230 plus $647 for…

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Zerosignal
Jan 08, 2009 7:48 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
8 January 2009

Vanity Basins with overflow outlet

Vanity Basins with overflow outlet
TAS

We have the square bowls with the overflow holes and the pop up wastes - i think they are the Fowler brand. The overflow is formed into the unit itself and drains…

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PhoenixStar
Jan 08, 2009 9:00 pm
PhoenixStar
TheGang
TheGang
8 January 2009

"shell builders" in South Australia ?

"shell builders" in South Australia ?
SA

We are building with GJ Gardner They have quite a few franchises in SA Mt Barker, Victor Harbour, Holden Hill and another in the Northern Suburbs Good Luck!

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TheGang
Jan 08, 2009 10:05 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
9 January 2009

Gyprock ShadowSet™ Profile

Gyprock ShadowSet™ Profile

No! I was going to use it and had convinced the wife but I installed the wall and ceiling sheets (steelframed) before I read the gap requirements for ShadowSet. So we…

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Rod1949
Jan 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Jlamb
Jlamb
9 January 2009

Building with Burbank...

Building with Burbank...
VIC

We are currently at the stage of receiving the contract with Burbank. We are planning to build a Violet with them. Since being a first home buyer, we would like to hear…

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Jlamb
Jan 09, 2009 2:26 pm
ok180
ok180
9 January 2009

Cost Of Building a New Home in Sydney

Cost Of Building a New Home in Sydney
NSW

Inner west, very good-excellent finish, probably about 250-300k for something around 120m2. Your best off going to see an architect to talk costs. It will cost you way…

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ok180
Jan 09, 2009 3:36 pm
ok180
JNR
JNR
9 January 2009

Contract question

Contract question

From my experience, if it is not in the contract, it does not exist. You may see something in the provisional allowances. A clause you may wish to add to the contract…

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JNR
Jan 09, 2009 4:23 pm
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Michelle
Jan 09, 2009 6:42 pm
Michelle
popcorn-chicken
popcorn-chicken
9 January 2009

Help!

Help!

gees.. I think most of the builders have increased their price right after 1st Jan anyway, more or less. If they threaten you to sign the contract this way, ya, i'd walk…

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popcorn-chicken
Jan 09, 2009 8:58 pm
kirribilli
kirribilli
9 January 2009

Calling all from WA: Dale Alcock Homes

Calling all from WA: Dale Alcock Homes

Sorry Joles, highjacking your thread - dollars will go up I'm afraid, we had massive increases to upgrade some things, like the toilets, wanted to upgrade from the basic…

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kirribilli
Jan 09, 2009 9:26 pm
kirribilli
Southies
Southies
10 January 2009

Batten Lights

Batten Lights

Hey guys you need to read this thread re new rules for downlight installation :…

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Southies
Jan 10, 2009 10:38 am
Southies
kirribilli
kirribilli
10 January 2009

Advice on fencing/retaining walls/neighbours

Advice on fencing/retaining walls/neighbours

We checked with the council about this exact same thing and a retaining wall and expense is the responsibility of the house on the lower side, sorry! I would check with…

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kirribilli
Jan 10, 2009 3:51 pm
kirribilli
bluesteel
bluesteel
10 January 2009

Major major renovation in Magill SA

Major major renovation in Magill SA

Not a particularly constructive reply........ :) Well done, looks good - look forward to seeing more pics especially of facade front on. Which facade colours have you…

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bluesteel
Jan 10, 2009 10:13 pm
bluesteel
dymonite69
dymonite69
11 January 2009

Solicitor - building contract

Solicitor - building contract
1, 2

. So the contract must have balance. (I recently had a customer in NSW give me a list of conditions for buying windows and I refused to…

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dymonite69
Jan 11, 2009 7:51 am
dymonite69
kexkez
kexkez
11 January 2009

1st Time Builders - Your best hint, tips etc..

1st Time Builders - Your best hint, tips etc..
1, 2

Consider carefully any additional doors you might like on areas in the house later. If you can't afford to have the doors put on now at least get the framework put in for…

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kexkez
Jan 11, 2009 8:46 am
kexkez
kek
kek
11 January 2009

Home Insulation

Home Insulation

Ditto on the asthma thing. With every member of my family an asthma sufferer, we insisted on batts, not that spray-in stuff. We had fibreglass ceiling batts in our old…

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kek
Jan 11, 2009 9:37 am
kek
chuth77
chuth77
11 January 2009

Land Question

Land Question

I go the other way.. Looks like block 304 is a cut block... Check the legend... Its cross hatched, which to me indicates cut... If it was just lines on angle it would be…

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chuth77
Jan 11, 2009 7:25 pm
chuth77
chuth77
11 January 2009

What's the installation sequence?

What's the installation sequence?
NSW

Being that the cable will be compleetly surrounded by thermal insulation, it's maximum capacity is reduced (derated)...

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chuth77
Jan 11, 2009 9:02 pm
Nice One
Nice One
12 January 2009

Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?
1, 2, 3

No I am not, just think that this post has gone on for to long, and like most things we are only getting one side. We had a dispute similar to this years ago before …

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Nice One
Jan 12, 2009 8:36 am
Nav
Nav
12 January 2009

Stonecutters Ridge VIP Day - Sat - anyone going?

Stonecutters Ridge VIP Day - Sat - anyone going?
NSW

We'll probably see you guys their again. We are hoping to go their briefly to see the display homes as well.

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Nav
Jan 12, 2009 10:08 am
Nav
Mad_Max
Mad_Max
12 January 2009

Anyone building Carinya with H3nley

Anyone building Carinya with H3nley
VIC

Thanks for your quick replies. I am looking forward to sharing our expeirnec with all of you. Will be starting the blog soon

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Mad_Max
Jan 12, 2009 12:30 pm
Nexus
Nexus
12 January 2009

READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!

READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Hey Nicola, I noticed both in your blog and your post in the Carinya thread that you had issues with the shower door being too close to the toilet. We are building the…

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Nexus
Jan 12, 2009 1:19 pm
Nexus
kek
kek
12 January 2009

how to find house numbers from Lot Number?

how to find house numbers from Lot Number?

It'll be on your rates notice too, if you've received one.

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kek
Jan 12, 2009 9:00 pm
kek
cynarion
cynarion
13 January 2009

Carlisle or other: Variation after construction starts

Carlisle or other: Variation after construction starts
VIC

We had a similar situation (timing-wise) with M3tricon when we wanted to add eaves to the rear of our property only days before the slab was due to be poured. Because we'd…

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cynarion
Jan 13, 2009 8:32 am
cynarion
kek
kek
13 January 2009

Making dreams come true - WE ARE IN!!

Making dreams come true - WE ARE IN!!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hmm, might have to go for a drive while I'm still on holidays....not today though, it's WAY too hot to be in the car for too long.

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kek
Jan 13, 2009 9:59 am
kek
x
x
13 January 2009

House cost

House cost
1, 2

Definately go for higher ceilings and stone in the kitchen, laminate elsewhere, kitchens are where all the action is nowadays and into the future.

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x
Jan 13, 2009 4:06 pm
thlo
thlo
13 January 2009

Land title not transferred yet

Land title not transferred yet

A very common story; expect up to 12 months if you have a mortgagee (as in a home loan). ... It can be a problem if you…

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thlo
Jan 13, 2009 5:25 pm
thlo
kexkez
kexkez
13 January 2009

Rock removal charges from MCon

Rock removal charges from MCon

well if you can get it capped that's terrific and well worth doing for peace of mind. We've had an additional $ cost for extra rock removal and for slay removal on top of…

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kexkez
Jan 13, 2009 10:09 pm
kexkez

In the words of my 3 year old "Men working - not on holidays anymore" ... Scaffolding was down and roof carpenters were there today putting in bulkheads on ground…

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Becster
Jan 13, 2009 10:53 pm
Bananas
Bananas
14 January 2009

block next door dumping on our lot

block next door dumping on our lot

if you ever have any problems with dumping. See if you have a "Rid Squad" in your state. Google rid squad and you'll see some information. We do in NSW and although it…

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Bananas
Jan 14, 2009 8:23 am
SammyJ
SammyJ
14 January 2009

YAY- we finally signed for a house!!!

YAY- we finally signed for a house!!!
VIC

Oh WOW congrats on the arrival of bubs and the purchase of your new home! the site costs are one of the things we are concerned about! we went to hopetoun last sat…

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SammyJ
Jan 14, 2009 10:26 am
pdaemon
pdaemon
14 January 2009

85mm vs 100mm Slab

85mm vs 100mm Slab
WA

Did you mean first 15cm (150 mm) or first 15mm? Oh, I meant 15mm! So really there isn't any compelling point getting a 100mm slab,…

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pdaemon
Jan 14, 2009 12:57 pm
thlo
thlo
14 January 2009

Does this sound right?

Does this sound right?
NSW

I was talking to our broker about our budget and he said we should look at getting building insurance. I asked him isn't the builder meant to have…

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thlo
Jan 14, 2009 3:49 pm
thlo
Southies
Southies
14 January 2009

How to Best Manage a Builder once DA has been approved

How to Best Manage a Builder once DA has been approved

The builder has to build per Australian Standards. Anything else would make them legally liable. Ideally your inspector should be certified, so that if the worse…

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Southies
Jan 14, 2009 6:03 pm
Southies
gumboots
gumboots
15 January 2009

What does "fall protection" mean on a roofing quot

What does "fall protection" mean on a roofing quot

In vic on a single story home if there is clear ground min 2mtr from roof line railing does not have to be used. So you are allowed to fall…

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gumboots
Jan 14, 2009 11:37 pm

Greggy - here's the lots around the park We are mad keen golfers…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 15, 2009 7:57 am
stonecutter1309


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