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Casa2
Casa2
14 October 2008

Did you get a solicitor to look over your building contract?

Did you get a solicitor to look over your building contract?

We signed our contract about 4 months ago. After that came all the detailed stuff. Also, all the PCVs. Plans, elevations, colour selections,…

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Casa2
Oct 14, 2008 11:31 am
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buildingadreamhome
Oct 14, 2008 1:01 pm
buildingadreamhome
chloe787
chloe787
14 October 2008

Boral Roof Tiles - Savanna

Boral Roof Tiles - Savanna

We are building two story house and really like the Boral Roof - Savanna Windsor, but we have trouble working out the colour for the linear board which cover most of…

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chloe787
Oct 14, 2008 3:38 pm
Garn
Garn
14 October 2008

Reporting of builders

Reporting of builders

Hi all, seems that many people on this forum have had problems with their builder, either defective work, negligence, incompetence or lack of customer service. Has anyone…

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Garn
Oct 14, 2008 7:11 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
15 October 2008

Anyone used Modular Walls?

Anyone used Modular Walls?
NSW

I think it's produced in sheets the height you need - so unless you're building a wall higher than 1.8m - I don't think there is a joint. Compared to brick wall - half…

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stonecutter1309
Oct 15, 2008 6:31 am
stonecutter1309
supapig
supapig
15 October 2008

Connecting services to our house

Connecting services to our house

I should explain the front house is a old house the back yard has been sub divided. The house at the front already has power connected from the street in over head lines.…

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supapig
Oct 15, 2008 8:18 am
Paula
Paula
15 October 2008

Cost of adding an ensuite to a new build.

Cost of adding an ensuite to a new build.

You will LOVE it Jo!!! I think its worth the money to have your own space. Mmm what to delete??? Not the bar :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Paula
Oct 15, 2008 10:57 am
Paula
Southies
Southies
15 October 2008

Building Specification Checklist

Building Specification Checklist

Hi mikeg12 - welcome. Great forum to get advice. I think though, you'd get better responses if you started a thread in the Owner Builder sectoin.

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Southies
Oct 15, 2008 11:46 am
Southies
stillwaters
stillwaters
15 October 2008

How to find information on a builder??

How to find information on a builder??

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I think references may the the only way to go, only problem is that any smart builder would only give you references for builds that go…

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stillwaters
Oct 15, 2008 1:06 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
15 October 2008

Outdoor window shutters

Outdoor window shutters

Hey thats a good Motto, and don't be sorry I will remind DH that the outside is his cleaning area and it will all work out fine. I will remid him once they are installed…

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gweluphome
Oct 15, 2008 1:07 pm
supapig
supapig
15 October 2008

Underground Powerpit

Underground Powerpit

Hi all I was wondering if anyone was building on subdivided land? We are currently and were asked by our builder to put in a service pit request. This is so we can have…

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supapig
Oct 15, 2008 3:11 pm
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
15 October 2008

First Homebuyers Grant Increase to $21k

First Homebuyers Grant Increase to $21k
NSW
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Hmmm... new 13 square house plus 4 square garage 70kms from Melbourne CBD = $240,000 ... so $221,000 after FHOG for established houses... Still…

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Back Pocket
Oct 15, 2008 5:08 pm
Southies
Southies
15 October 2008

BIG KEV Building Inspection Reports

BIG KEV Building Inspection Reports
NSW

Any particular reason why you didn't have the pre-plaster inspection, waterhaven?

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Southies
Oct 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Southies
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
15 October 2008

New Display Village Opening (34 Homes). Mernda/Doreen Area.

New Display Village Opening (34 Homes). Mernda/Doreen Area.

I did a drive through on sunday and quite alot of them are open already. I'm not sure which ones, but I have been through the orbit homes ones, they opened quite a few weeks back.

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wakeboardandy
Oct 15, 2008 7:29 pm
wakeboardandy
Eager
Eager
15 October 2008

A dilemma...

A dilemma...

Here's a different view. Up until a couple of days ago you weren't going to get the $21k anyway, so if you miss out, have you really lost anything? Your budget, no doubt,…

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Eager
Oct 15, 2008 8:22 pm
Eager
Judie
Judie
15 October 2008

Knocking Down Costs - Can we sell anything to get some back?

Knocking Down Costs - Can we sell anything to get some back?

Hi dflaks. Just wanted to welcome another building in Ku-ring-gai. It doesn't sound like you'll get the house out without damaging/removing the trees. Might be better to…

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Judie
Oct 15, 2008 8:26 pm
Judie
paddy
paddy
15 October 2008

hydronic heating

hydronic heating

Give Branco Boilers a ring 6255 6881 they are located in Queanbeyan, should be able to get you out of trouble. Cheers Michael

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paddy
Oct 15, 2008 8:52 pm
piranha
piranha
16 October 2008

No Footing

No Footing

good point sounds like a legit concern to me maybe something you need to speak to engineer about

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piranha
Oct 16, 2008 1:24 am
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
16 October 2008

meeting your SS

meeting your SS

Well I have showed DH all your answers and he does think that it would be a good idea after all. So will get him to arrange a time to meet our SS.... will make a list of…

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monkeyupatree
Oct 16, 2008 12:28 pm
monkeyupatree
brittany
brittany
16 October 2008

Easement/ Retaining wall question

Easement/ Retaining wall question

From our experience I would assume you do have to apply to your water authority for permission. We did and it was fiddly and took weeks. Since I have spoken to heaps of…

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brittany
Oct 16, 2008 8:33 pm
brittany
kyton
kyton
16 October 2008

Long (<40m) slab design

Long (<40m) slab design
QLD

Sorry ours is 32m in length so no help here. Could you maybe try some builders like Kingstone Homes - they have quite a lot of loooooong homes (with nice huuuuuge prices…

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kyton
Oct 16, 2008 8:59 pm
kyton
Rachelle
Rachelle
17 October 2008

Is it possible to have garage on same level as house?

Is it possible to have garage on same level as house?

Thanks Mike I've decided to not push it, he said it had to dropped and the porch and porch tiles are included in the price so we'll just move the crossover and have a…

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Rachelle
Oct 17, 2008 8:43 am
bel
bel
17 October 2008

what happened to that tv show posting?

what happened to that tv show posting?

Hi Kexkez, I saw it yesterday too and was wondering the same thing!!!

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bel
Oct 17, 2008 1:07 pm
bel
OurHouseonHighgrove
OurHouseonHighgrove
17 October 2008

Pagoda 32 - We are at site

Pagoda 32 - We are at site

Yeah, I started a new thread. I didn't realise I should continue the old one... so I will finish this one here and continue the old.... OurPagoda32. see you at that thread.

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OurHouseonHighgrove
Oct 17, 2008 4:20 pm
ahuang
ahuang
17 October 2008

Builder's online progress reports

Builder's online progress reports

I would expect SSL (HTTPS), protection against SQL injection attack ...etc

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ahuang
Oct 17, 2008 5:11 pm
ahuang
VJ
VJ
17 October 2008

Awning window for privacy

Awning window for privacy

We have been told by M that we have to have a obscure window on the bottom part of our bedroom 2 window and an awning window on the top part with clear…

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VJ
Oct 17, 2008 6:44 pm
VJ
dave-
dave-
17 October 2008

Help with boundary protection work notice

Help with boundary protection work notice

While preparing to get my building permits (was going to owner-build but have woken up to myself!) I was looking at the requirements to complete Form 3 & 4 (Boundary…

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dave-
Oct 17, 2008 8:37 pm
VJ
VJ
17 October 2008

Met9icon building - canal

Met9icon building - canal
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Anne, Great to see your update! Really nice view from your alfresco area! Love it! Nice HT! I'm sure you can't wait to start watching movies in your own HT room! :wink:

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VJ
Oct 17, 2008 8:49 pm
VJ
donuts
donuts
17 October 2008

Builing inpectors during construction

Builing inpectors during construction

Another vote for Kevin from New Home Inspections from me. He had no problem with coming to the west for me.

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donuts
Oct 17, 2008 9:39 pm
donuts
donuts
donuts
17 October 2008

What is considered "Fixings" stage?

What is considered "Fixings" stage?

Great news Jet79! We have also just passed fixing stage too, but I don;t think we'll be in by November. Just checked your blog, the house is looking good, esp the…

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donuts
Oct 17, 2008 10:08 pm
donuts
VJ
VJ
17 October 2008

Electrical Issues -- M won't fix! Help!

Electrical Issues -- M won't fix! Help!

Oh no, so close to handover too!! Maybe they said no because they are expecting you to be in a rush to move in and will accept it. Stand your ground.…

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VJ
Oct 17, 2008 10:19 pm
VJ
kexkez
kexkez
18 October 2008

Photoshop expert required please

Photoshop expert required please

ness you need to upload the photo to a photosharing site. ie photobucket and then add a link to the uploaded spot in your post.

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kexkez
Oct 18, 2008 10:42 am
kexkez
chuth77
chuth77
18 October 2008

M's Denver 43 or 46... Anybody built one?

M's Denver 43 or 46... Anybody built one?
QLD

Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone is building or has built recently a Denver 43 or 46? I've seen the 30 on display but wondering how big the 40's actually are? They…

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chuth77
Oct 18, 2008 11:42 am
jspitz
jspitz
18 October 2008

Alfresco orientation

Alfresco orientation

Thanks everyone for your comments, think we will stick to the sw orientation as it is far less hassles and cost all round although still annoyed our side yards are split.

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jspitz
Oct 18, 2008 4:10 pm
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
19 October 2008

temporary fencing, building with M

temporary fencing, building with M

Yeah Adrian I see that many times mainly due to trades opening up or removing a section to gain easy access and then not putting it back before they leave. As for the…

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I_BUILD
Oct 18, 2008 11:33 pm
I_BUILD
waterhaven
waterhaven
19 October 2008

Mortar Issue - Has anyone re-pointed their new home?

Mortar Issue - Has anyone re-pointed their new home?

Hi all, Our mortar failed and will be grinded out and new mortar replaced, re-pointed. Has anyone had their new home re-pointed before? Any…

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waterhaven
Oct 19, 2008 7:31 am
waterhaven
C&C
C&C
19 October 2008

Brick colour

Brick colour

Is that something we can actually request or specify somewhere? Are we entitled to reject bricks if the colour doesn't go all the way through?

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C&C
Oct 19, 2008 9:37 am
jeanete
jeanete
19 October 2008

Termite dipped timber or perimeter protection

Termite dipped timber or perimeter protection

I'm also interested to hear thoughts on this. My builder has used the Termimesh system, which I'm quite happy with. However, I wasn't really aware there were options until…

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jeanete
Oct 19, 2008 1:01 pm
jeanete
Bailey
Bailey
20 October 2008

Melbourne indpendent builders?

Melbourne indpendent builders?

Thanks everyone, I will look into a couple of those, thanks for the suggestions. Good luck Ozkarnak, I'll keep you posted on how I go. Cheers, Bailey.

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Bailey
Oct 20, 2008 9:27 am
Bailey
Paula
Paula
20 October 2008

Which way to spend 10k......

Which way to spend 10k......
1, 2, 3

Great lesson - sound good for everyday - but for the races I need to make sure - hair stays in place all day and night, therefore need to go to the hairdresser for…

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Paula
Oct 20, 2008 10:34 am
Paula
ok180
ok180
20 October 2008

Builders with house designs for acerage in Sydney

Builders with house designs for acerage in Sydney

hehe i wish. It's my parents who are going for the land. We're…

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ok180
Oct 20, 2008 11:31 am
ok180
soda
soda
20 October 2008

Subdivide process

Subdivide process

No worries, It's nice to get a thank you! Clause 56 is just one of the reasons its now tougher than year gone by. Go to this page for your Council, this example is…

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soda
Oct 20, 2008 11:34 am
Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
20 October 2008

outdoor entertaining area - what is yours, size and style ?

outdoor entertaining area - what is yours, size and style ?

Hi all, Thinking of out door entertaining area. My backyard, at west of our house, would be 20m(w) X 10m(d), thinking of a 3m or 4m by 8m covered area. What do you…

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Aulyna_1
Oct 20, 2008 12:24 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
20 October 2008

Would like some advice about new building costs.

Would like some advice about new building costs.

Welcome Miss Sunshine! Unless specified in your contract and documents going to the authorities, most builders will only cut/fill the site…

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stonecutter1309
Oct 20, 2008 1:30 pm
stonecutter1309
wonderland
wonderland
20 October 2008

Sign contract to build b4 land stlmnt?

Sign contract to build b4 land stlmnt?

I saw on Sunrise last week that they were talking about the FHOG and the guy said that when you sign into a building contract to build on YOUR land, you must build within…

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wonderland
Oct 20, 2008 4:08 pm
wonderland
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BuildingACT
Oct 20, 2008 6:50 pm
Lyn
Lyn
20 October 2008

Building the Rawdon Hill Canterbury.....

Building the Rawdon Hill Canterbury.....
1, 2, 3

Just had a look at your blog and the house is looking great! Did they muck up your WIR shelving too? Took them three goes to get ours almost right!

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Lyn
Oct 20, 2008 8:40 pm
majikalmushroom
majikalmushroom
20 October 2008

Problems with PD CSC

Problems with PD CSC
1, 2

Hi guys! Quick update: Final PCV's signed! Next up, a chat with the lenders and hopeful site start on predicted date! Woo hoo!

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majikalmushroom
Oct 20, 2008 10:08 pm
majikalmushroom

Found these pictures of wine racks taken in various display…

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sdabel
Oct 20, 2008 11:59 pm
sdabel
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
21 October 2008

Westinghouse or Omega!!??

Westinghouse or Omega!!??

I had a Westinghouse upside down Fridge for 12 years which was fantastic. It got damaged in our move to the UK. We bought another Westinghouse Fridge when we moved back…

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House-To-Be
Oct 21, 2008 8:06 am


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