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niceguyscomelast
niceguyscomelast
6 February 2009

Arise (Phone Company)

Arise (Phone Company)
VIC

Give Optus a try. Supposedly, according to Arise themselves, Optus are providing services into Aurora now.

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niceguyscomelast
Feb 06, 2009 3:29 pm
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riffa
Feb 06, 2009 4:05 pm
riffa
billdsl
billdsl
6 February 2009

Floor Plans and Copyright Issue?

Floor Plans and Copyright Issue?

this is basically what master builders told me when i spoke to them

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billdsl
Feb 06, 2009 5:55 pm
billdsl
nonie
nonie
7 February 2009

~Horizon :: We locked up !!

~Horizon :: We locked up !!
VIC

Hey Samira Wow .. they have done the base render.. will go and chk out over wknd ! Congrats for the slab getting done ! Isnt it an awesosme feeling to see it all…

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nonie
Feb 07, 2009 12:05 am
CiNnY
CiNnY
7 February 2009

Boral Bricks Display Centre

Boral Bricks Display Centre

yep as joles said its just open... go during daylight hours as there are no lights at night!

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CiNnY
Feb 07, 2009 12:14 am
seakyl
seakyl
7 February 2009

What does fixing stage mean?

What does fixing stage mean?

I'm sure the kids thought I am crackers…

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seakyl
Feb 07, 2009 7:48 am
bel
bel
7 February 2009

Too much cut, Too much fill - Back to square one

Too much cut, Too much fill - Back to square one

Hi Metter, We are also building on a sloping block (upslope from street). We are building a double storey, ground floor is split level with 3 or 4 steps internally,…

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bel
Feb 07, 2009 9:01 am
bel
Annietom
Annietom
7 February 2009

Please help choosing a builder

Please help choosing a builder

A shorter block ? Did you mean longer ? Because the Bardot is 32m in…

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Annietom
Feb 07, 2009 9:56 am
Annietom
Jordann
Jordann
7 February 2009

Providence 24 MkII

Providence 24 MkII
NSW

We have also decided to build the Providence 24... Just put a deposit on our land yesterday... So what inclusion did you go with?

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Jordann
Feb 07, 2009 12:33 pm
Jordann
jamestheoz
jamestheoz
7 February 2009

HomesNow?

HomesNow?
VIC

If you do choose them, be prepared for a LONG wait to get all your plans and specs, and their high site costs to make up for the cheaper house. When the sales…

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jamestheoz
Feb 07, 2009 1:08 pm
Onebuild
Onebuild
7 February 2009

Before & After in Floor Plans ~

Before & After in Floor Plans ~
1, 2

Copyright, ask Big M if they will sell you the plan. If they say no, ask them why not, it is easy money for them. All you want is the floor plan so you can change it, the…

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Onebuild
Feb 07, 2009 3:22 pm
Hanson61
Hanson61
7 February 2009

Best Builder in Sydney????

Best Builder in Sydney????
NSW

All the very best.....things normally go well when you are positive

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Hanson61
Feb 07, 2009 6:06 pm
adimulam
adimulam
7 February 2009

Has anyone seen dark brown bricks with grey mortar?

Has anyone seen dark brown bricks with grey mortar?
VIC

Hi Annie, What home are you building with N2va. What do you mean by get him in writing. I went today to him. Oh god it was very very very hot in tarneit. My body was…

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adimulam
Feb 07, 2009 6:29 pm
Jess09
Jess09
7 February 2009

When to get the advice of a solicitor?

When to get the advice of a solicitor?
VIC

i don't know what goes on here in qld, but the cheapest conveyancing i could get was $935 and that was with a discount - when i first started ringing around the average…

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Jess09
Feb 07, 2009 8:19 pm
Jess09
franco
franco
7 February 2009

When did you sign the building contract?

When did you sign the building contract?

Back at the beginning when we got involved wanting to build a home, we went with Beechwood who subsequently went bust. Anyhow, the Sales person I spoke to there insisted…

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franco
Feb 07, 2009 9:04 pm
zeke
zeke
7 February 2009

Altering double garage through Devine.. need advice ASAP!

Altering double garage through Devine.. need advice ASAP!
SA

Just to put the other side of this, have you considered the future saleability of a single garage home vs a double? Not saying this should change what you are doing, but…

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zeke
Feb 07, 2009 10:17 pm
zeke
T&V
T&V
8 February 2009

What size water tank?

What size water tank?

Hi Mckinnon, what size tank u need, will depend on what u will use the water for, is it the same as what ur using the present water for? by ur figures u should collect…

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T&V
Feb 08, 2009 1:41 am
Peter2084
Peter2084
8 February 2009

EcoNova grey water recycling

EcoNova grey water recycling
NSW

thanks, I'll keep looking. One I've found, is called Oasis - looks good cheers

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Peter2084
Feb 08, 2009 8:47 am
Becster
Becster
8 February 2009

How long does it take for a 2 storey house to be built?

How long does it take for a 2 storey house to be built?
WA

We are building with Be@umonde in Perth, the contract time for a 2 storey rendered house (brick and concrete slab) is 18 months) which was pretty standard at the time we…

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Becster
Feb 08, 2009 10:19 am
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
8 February 2009

Double brick - are there better options?

Double brick - are there better options?
ACT

Thanks for all the responses and comments! I'm in Canberra and we definitely get our fair share at both ends of the temperature spectrum!! I think we're going to…

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BuildingACT
Feb 08, 2009 11:12 am
Jochicho
Jochicho
8 February 2009

Building over the sewer - Part II - help pls!

Building over the sewer - Part II - help pls!

Anyone has any more info on this to share? sorry, I think you can guess that this has me a bit worried/stressed. Ta

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Jochicho
Feb 08, 2009 11:58 am
davino
davino
8 February 2009

Colourbond downpipes and round PVC

Colourbond downpipes and round PVC
NSW

Hi Im in NSW, all our pipes are PVC and from what i know they are all going to the rainwater tank.

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davino
Feb 08, 2009 6:25 pm
Casa2
Casa2
8 February 2009

Builder design or house designer?

Builder design or house designer?
SA

metter, Sounds like you've got a three metre (or close to it) fall from the front of the house to the back. This is the ideal fall as the house can take up the fall and…

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Casa2
Feb 08, 2009 7:12 pm
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
9 February 2009

Enigma's Place

Enigma's Place

DD is 4 in two weeks.…

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enigma_brennan
Feb 09, 2009 11:27 am
enigma_brennan
anny
anny
9 February 2009

Need some clarification please on what to email next.....

Need some clarification please on what to email next.....
VIC

Hi Anny, I have spoken with the state sales manager who has sorted it out for me, he is brillant, so I am getting my timber doors at no cost. :D

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anny
Feb 09, 2009 11:49 am
hermyleen
hermyleen
9 February 2009

Building with Eden Brae

Building with Eden Brae
NSW

If you can get away with not having to pay $50k then I think you should go for it but not sure how much they'll charge you with the sarking, alarm, ducting for a/c, site…

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hermyleen
Feb 09, 2009 3:10 pm
hermyleen
donuts
donuts
9 February 2009

Deleting an Alfresco - that is the question?

Deleting an Alfresco - that is the question?
1, 2

thanks for that Annietom... sounds like out of my price range too :( what a shame, they would be the perfect alfresco roof. I wonder if anyone…

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donuts
Feb 09, 2009 3:40 pm
donuts
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iTalk
Feb 09, 2009 4:36 pm
iTalk
Southies
Southies
9 February 2009

For external balconies floor - marine ply or fibrous cement

For external balconies floor - marine ply or fibrous cement
VIC

I've just confirmed with our SS, that EB will be installing fibrous cement sheeting to our 2 balconies. So does this mean that each SS puts in what he likes & that EB…

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Southies
Feb 09, 2009 4:56 pm
Southies
sammy_sj
sammy_sj
9 February 2009

awaiting contracts

awaiting contracts
SA

Oh well we'll definetly have to try the other pub next time we are there. Yea we will have to catch up.... Might even bump into you staring at your dirt or tree if you…

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sammy_sj
Feb 09, 2009 8:58 pm
charlie0000
charlie0000
9 February 2009

Bricks and Windows...any advice?

Bricks and Windows...any advice?

watching the building go up across from my, like ed says it looks pretty normal, they just sit the windows in the area with some loosely held…

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charlie0000
Feb 09, 2009 11:33 pm
charlie0000
gersy1964
gersy1964
10 February 2009

Are we crazy building a 40sq house for the two of us?

Are we crazy building a 40sq house for the two of us?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

When did Australians become so judgemental and painfully politically correct? If you want the big house AND you can afford it without losing sleep at night worrying about…

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gersy1964
Feb 10, 2009 8:07 am
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
10 February 2009

Please help me design my first home- Porter Davis Cremone

Please help me design my first home- Porter Davis Cremone
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi, House-To-Be, is it possible that u pm the technician's contact details? I'm not going with PD either for the home security…

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House-To-Be
Feb 10, 2009 9:34 am
digga123
digga123
10 February 2009

Eden Brae - The Process

Eden Brae - The Process
NSW

Getting this topic back on track, I stumbled upon a page at the Eden Brae website which documents the Procedure of Purchase, Construction, and Warranty.

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digga123
Feb 10, 2009 10:06 am
lazydays
lazydays
10 February 2009

"provisions" in contract

"provisions" in contract
1, 2

I put provisional costs on as many items as possible. Tend to over estimate a bit and cover it all in your loan approval, then it's a plus minus variation to the builders…

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lazydays
Feb 10, 2009 11:34 am
Robbuilding
Robbuilding
10 February 2009

Fowler homes or Jandson homes?

Fowler homes or Jandson homes?
NSW

Fowler Homes look interesting ...we have just received our brochures/DVD from McDonald Jones Homes today... they have similar ideas to Fowler... they look…

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Robbuilding
Feb 10, 2009 11:38 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
10 February 2009

site costs $66,000!

site costs $66,000!
ACT

Never feel bullied into signing…

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stonecutter1309
Feb 10, 2009 12:58 pm
stonecutter1309
reaver
reaver
10 February 2009

Is our Sales Consultant about to overcharge us?

Is our Sales Consultant about to overcharge us?
VIC

We went through the same thing. We went out and got sales quotes from tile shops before going for our consultation. We found that getting the flooring done with the…

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reaver
Feb 10, 2009 1:32 pm
reaver
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 February 2009

Is anyone building with steel frames

Is anyone building with steel frames
NSW
1, 2

I have had quotes for a roughly 400m2 2 storey house of between $29k and…

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ECOECO
Feb 10, 2009 8:28 pm
ECOECO
loretta
loretta
10 February 2009

Private Builders

Private Builders
NSW

Ed, that is a very good idea. It might just work. I take your point about no one being around to sue. I will see what council says - we may well have to modify anyway but…

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loretta
Feb 10, 2009 9:49 pm
loretta
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
10 February 2009

M3etricons Lindeman 27

M3etricons Lindeman 27
VIC

It is smaller than the 27 coz it is an 'L' shape. We think it is ample, but have been living in a very small place. There are only two of us moving in. Even if you have…

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Kenshi123
Feb 10, 2009 10:09 pm
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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


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