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HellDad
HellDad
17 January 2009

Is this a plumbling issue? please advise

Is this a plumbling issue? please advise
1, 2

We have a drain (100mm?) in the slab that aligns with the middle of a wall frame. It is the drain for the washbasin in the downstairs powder room (I keep calling it the…

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HellDad
Jan 17, 2009 1:50 am
HellDad
MVR
MVR
17 January 2009

who to choose

who to choose
VIC

We are doing the same thing - demolishing our home and building. We chose Sim*ds as we liked their designs and heard good reports from a friend who built with them.…

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MVR
Jan 17, 2009 5:39 am
zeke
zeke
17 January 2009

Wrapping in NSW????

Wrapping in NSW????
NSW

FWIW, in SA sarking is commonly (but not always) used under roofs. I think it is a requirement under tiles in some bushfire-prone areas. We have it under our colorbond…

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zeke
Jan 17, 2009 10:43 pm
zeke
Grace16
Grace16
17 January 2009

Are PD going to be putting their prices up soon?

Are PD going to be putting their prices up soon?
VIC

erinleigh, We signed up in April '08...since then the base price has gone up $8,000. We weren't ready to build straight away as our land wasn't released, so they gave us…

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Grace16
Jan 17, 2009 11:16 pm
amk
amk
18 January 2009

Electrical plan for PD lifestyle homes

Electrical plan for PD lifestyle homes
VIC

They should be able to get you the cost once you know what you need. There are many solutions available. I have been looking at Clipsal StarServe, which Argus also offers,…

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amk
Jan 18, 2009 10:37 am
amk
amk
amk
18 January 2009

Clipsal Electricals appt - what to expect?

Clipsal Electricals appt - what to expect?
VIC

It depends on what you want in your home and do you watch TV. I have three kids with two off them watching TV and playing their Wii. For me it is a requirement. I am going…

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amk
Jan 18, 2009 10:56 am
amk
kek
kek
18 January 2009

Which plan to choose?

Which plan to choose?
1, 2

Another good thing about plan #2 is the garage access setup. I dislike garages opening directly into the entry, so having that small area tucked behind the garage gets it…

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kek
Jan 18, 2009 3:03 pm
kek
oztish
oztish
18 January 2009

BIG Builders vs Small Builders?

BIG Builders vs Small Builders?
1, 2

We are building with a small custom builder (in Melbourne) and we paid for Kevin, the building inspector from New Home Inspections, to come and do a pre plaster…

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oztish
Jan 18, 2009 4:11 pm
zergling
zergling
18 January 2009

Relocaton for crossover

Relocaton for crossover

We built in city of whitehorse and had to flip the whole original floor plans to the opposite side because double garage was too near to next door bedroom window. And…

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zergling
Jan 18, 2009 4:14 pm
zergling
zergling
18 January 2009

Things we should / shouldnt cut from the house

Things we should / shouldnt cut from the house

The package we took has 4 bedroom,study and theatre. We added a rumpus room($10,000). If I can start again I would have added alfresco and pay extra for concrete slab…

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zergling
Jan 18, 2009 4:26 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 January 2009

Am I crazy? or was my builder trying to rip us off?

Am I crazy? or was my builder trying to rip us off?
VIC

Thanks It's always good to hear the whole story from regulars here. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 18, 2009 5:02 pm
ECOECO
Leigh&Sam
Leigh&Sam
18 January 2009

Anyone built in "The Boulevard" in Parafield Garde

Anyone built in "The Boulevard" in Parafield Garde
SA

Hi Jevansent, Thanks for your response!! Great to hear that someone else is building in the Boulveard! Pretty much all the houses are up around our block... ours is…

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Leigh&Sam
Jan 18, 2009 5:57 pm
Leigh&Sam
Wanna
Wanna
18 January 2009

Laminex or stone price differences

Laminex or stone price differences
1, 2

Hi, yep waterfall edges were extra as quoted. We were happy with the prices for the bathrooms though although we might have issues with the sink and taps we've chosen.…

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Wanna
Jan 18, 2009 10:56 pm
Wanna
Wanna
18 January 2009

PD Lifestyle...standard brick range

PD Lifestyle...standard brick range
VIC

Hi. Details are in the Hopetoun interior design guide book you should have been given by your salesperson. Bricks are all Boral. Cat 1. ie. standard = Rouge, Lachlan,…

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Wanna
Jan 18, 2009 11:19 pm
timscales
timscales
19 January 2009

Any suggestion out of these 3 builders?

Any suggestion out of these 3 builders?

They all have FIXED cost contract, but from reading the forums, it seems a lots of people had experience an increase…

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timscales
Jan 19, 2009 7:42 am
soda
soda
19 January 2009

land surveying question

land surveying question

If the developer dosen't come to the party to remark the boundaries. A re-peg through the surveying company that performed the subdivision (should be listed at the bottom…

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soda
Jan 19, 2009 1:31 pm
Southies
Southies
19 January 2009

Anyone used Tyrells quality control inspection?

Anyone used Tyrells quality control inspection?

We have a few issues on our build, so we're actually going to send off an email shortly to our CSR, asking whether T's has done any inspections. Don't know when we'll be…

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Southies
Jan 19, 2009 5:09 pm
Southies
fordehouse
fordehouse
19 January 2009

Questions for those building in Forde ACT

Questions for those building in Forde ACT
ACT

Hi Michael, Our plan is in PDF and picture sites don't like that so had to convert. PM me your e-mail address and I will send you a copy. We love the nursery/study…

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fordehouse
Jan 19, 2009 5:52 pm
kek
kek
19 January 2009

PD fixing stage

PD fixing stage
VIC

Your paperwork (and the 24/7 site as Toni already said) should set out the basics for what to expect at each stage, but there can be variations, depending on which trades…

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kek
Jan 19, 2009 7:12 pm
kek
T&V
T&V
19 January 2009

Treated Timber Frame

Treated Timber Frame

Hi billds - i went thru the terminmesh v's chemical spray last year. i'm building in d/brick & have extra wind tie down rods into my footings, up the cavity onto wall…

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T&V
Jan 19, 2009 11:43 pm
borg
borg
20 January 2009

Does a Slab have to "Curer"

Does a Slab have to "Curer"

Just something to think about. I looked at my brick order and notice that my bricks alone wiegh around 40 tonnes!!

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borg
Jan 20, 2009 9:25 am
borg
cookies
cookies
20 January 2009

how long until building actually commences

how long until building actually commences
VIC

Hi Abbey, I too am building with NBG, and it has been a long process in comparison to others but i think it depends on the variations you do. With mine, after the…

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cookies
Jan 20, 2009 9:54 am
cookies
MayaMatt
MayaMatt
20 January 2009

Land in Kinglake, Who to build with??

Land in Kinglake, Who to build with??
VIC

Thank you - I will also check out Bentley homes and would love to keep up with your building experience along the way!

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MayaMatt
Jan 20, 2009 1:42 pm
Southies
Southies
20 January 2009

fencing cost estimate

fencing cost estimate
VIC

Hi enzo, read this thread : http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=12760&highlight=paling+fence I've suggested a couple of websites…

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Southies
Jan 20, 2009 5:18 pm
Southies
thlo
thlo
20 January 2009

PD VS CARLISLE HOME

PD VS CARLISLE HOME
VIC

With a public endorsement like that, what more can i say? :)

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thlo
Jan 20, 2009 6:56 pm
thlo
thlo
thlo
20 January 2009

How does allowances work?

How does allowances work?

Mortgage managers who use wholesale funding and make the assessment decisions in house are always flexible with your suggestion. I have had customers where they used…

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thlo
Jan 20, 2009 8:13 pm
thlo
kiwi056
kiwi056
20 January 2009

show me your feature tiles..PLEASE

show me your feature tiles..PLEASE
1, 2

looks like we have the same feature tile for the kitchen. Just a ???, are they glass, and are they hard to clean behind the…

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kiwi056
Jan 20, 2009 9:34 pm
kiwi056
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
20 January 2009

Enough light for Family Room 6.3m x 6.3m (raked ceiling)?

Enough light for Family Room 6.3m x 6.3m (raked ceiling)?
ACT

Yep, the aquarium is in the wall.. Would have loved to add on into our new house as well but hubby didnt want this. This is our 3rd build and we…

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BuildingACT
Jan 20, 2009 11:08 pm
Beebie
Beebie
21 January 2009

Don't know the fall of our land - what should we do?

Don't know the fall of our land - what should we do?
VIC

thanks chelle, for the new perspective. the drawings I have been given are the latest revised copies, so that does imply that things can change, I think I'll ask again…

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Beebie
Jan 21, 2009 12:15 am
Beebie
stevep79
stevep79
21 January 2009

Delayed land registration in The Ponds

Delayed land registration in The Ponds
NSW

Hi just wondering if anyone who has brought land at The Ponds with a delayed registration, how close to original planned date was the actual…

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stevep79
Jan 21, 2009 7:49 am
stevep79
Michelle
Michelle
21 January 2009

Where to begin when looking to build a new home?

Where to begin when looking to build a new home?
VIC

Unfortunately my experience with this builder has proven less than satisfactory and again apologies as I am new to forums, posts and…

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Michelle
Jan 21, 2009 9:48 am
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
21 January 2009

Nava homes or Orbit homes??

Nava homes or Orbit homes??
VIC
1, 2

Are you mass posting??? :?

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Michelle
Jan 21, 2009 9:54 am
Michelle
thlo
thlo
21 January 2009

Turn Key or Off-The-Plan???

Turn Key or Off-The-Plan???

Sorry about that. I used the word package loosely. You are right, if it is a separate transaction then duty is calculated on the land contract. BTW, do you like my intro? :roll:

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thlo
Jan 21, 2009 2:20 pm
thlo
Southies
Southies
21 January 2009

TIGER TAILS

TIGER TAILS
NSW

yep, that's right sha - thanks :D

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Southies
Jan 21, 2009 2:21 pm
Southies
Beebie
Beebie
21 January 2009

Help reading my engineering drawing please - it's up now!

Help reading my engineering drawing please - it's up now!

as I've said, I've asked for a report today. I don't get title until at least august, so i'm not sure if I can get it now or have to wait. Is there a ballpark figure…

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Beebie
Jan 21, 2009 3:00 pm
Beebie
Helyn
Helyn
21 January 2009

Which way should my house be positioned?

Which way should my house be positioned?
VIC

sorry, now that I look properly, I can see you are in Melbourne :wink:

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Helyn
Jan 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Helyn
erinleigh
erinleigh
21 January 2009

Has anyone built a Paddington 23 with PD? need advice please

Has anyone built a Paddington 23 with PD? need advice please
VIC

if you already have one just let them install it and then replace it and sell the pd one :wink: i'm sure you'll love your house- we=her you looking at…

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erinleigh
Jan 21, 2009 6:50 pm
erinleigh
Annietom
Annietom
21 January 2009

Your Allowance List :)

Your Allowance List :)

I'm pretty sure your windows would be mostly standard, so list them out (ask builder for approx size) then go somewhere value for money (eg. Spotlight) and collect…

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Annietom
Jan 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Annietom
amk
amk
22 January 2009

What to do/ Bricks/ partly render

What to do/ Bricks/ partly render

Im not sure on the colour but I assume it would be personal preference. Mind you I dont have great taste and leave these things to the wife. What ever you decide should be…

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amk
Jan 22, 2009 12:39 am
amk
amk
amk
22 January 2009

How much credit should I get back

How much credit should I get back

You should get a credit back. I think it is around $500m2

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amk
Jan 22, 2009 12:42 am
amk
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amk
Jan 22, 2009 12:49 am
amk
Clarity
Clarity
22 January 2009

ONE MONTH OVERDUE.....and still NO house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ONE MONTH OVERDUE.....and still NO house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Looks great! I especially love your bathroom floor tiles (I think mine are the same :wink: ) I agree with everyone else, your bathroom will look amazing once you add…

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Clarity
Jan 22, 2009 7:32 am
Clarity
kek
kek
22 January 2009

Pre-handover inspection next week!

Pre-handover inspection next week!
SA

No doubt about it, moving suuuucks. :( The good thing is, you'll rediscover heaps of things you've forgotten you even have in those unopened boxes. And finally locate a…

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kek
Jan 22, 2009 2:56 pm
kek
ozzroo
ozzroo
22 January 2009

Simonds leaving Qld

Simonds leaving Qld
QLD

i actually didnt mind their designs and facades and the price we got back wasnt too bad. probably just an excuse due to low sales...maybe

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ozzroo
Jan 22, 2009 4:46 pm
sdabel
sdabel
22 January 2009

updated pics jan 2009

updated pics jan 2009

Those tiles look brilliant!

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sdabel
Jan 22, 2009 5:47 pm
sdabel
stam
stam
22 January 2009

Soil class and site costs

Soil class and site costs
VIC

Yeah we are but we thought we'd check with people in these two estates becuase they are all in the same area. Eve being behind The Avenue and Sierra being next…

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stam
Jan 22, 2009 7:30 pm
stevep79
stevep79
22 January 2009

First Home Owners Grant for building ($21k)

First Home Owners Grant for building ($21k)

What more can I say? You've done it again. YOU have to come up with the money up front from your savings. If the builder…

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stevep79
Jan 22, 2009 7:38 pm
stevep79
mudmap
mudmap
23 January 2009

Watertank On easement

Watertank On easement

If the authority gives you permission it would be on the basis that you have the tank base structurally designed ie concrete slab bridging the pipe below and have a…

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mudmap
Jan 23, 2009 1:43 pm
stressed85
stressed85
23 January 2009

Tiling quote required

Tiling quote required
VIC

Hi, Ive been following your progress.. Very exciting. We are also building the carinya (we havent started yet just waiting on permits etc). Back to your tiling…

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stressed85
Jan 23, 2009 2:37 pm


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