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Snake
Snake
6 October 2008

M3tricon Jardine 30 (Frame is up!)

M3tricon Jardine 30 (Frame is up!)
1, 2, 3

Hi Ch0p, I was at my block yesterday afternoon, and had sticky beak at your house and it looks great :wink: Its starting to really take shape, looks very nice.

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Snake
Oct 06, 2008 6:48 am
Snake
wonderland
wonderland
6 October 2008

Has anyone built with P&J Construction

Has anyone built with P&J Construction

I guess no one knows of this company or has any feedback about them? :cry:

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wonderland
Oct 06, 2008 9:08 am
wonderland
Southies
Southies
6 October 2008

Has anyone retro fitted a bi-fold/stacker door

Has anyone retro fitted a bi-fold/stacker door

I'd say ring a window supplier & get them to provide details as to what are the requirements in order to do this. I'm sure it's possible.

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Southies
Oct 06, 2008 2:23 pm
Southies
kexkez
kexkez
6 October 2008

Maylands manor has power and water! pics update

Maylands manor has power and water! pics update

Your home is looking fabulous. I love the painting. can;t wait to see it all finished.

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kexkez
Oct 06, 2008 7:56 pm
kexkez
wonderland
wonderland
6 October 2008

Porter davis site costs

Porter davis site costs

Im not building with PD but i did get a quote off them. My land wont title until mid next year. But because they had built display homes and other houses in that estate,…

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wonderland
Oct 06, 2008 10:26 pm
wonderland
penny73
penny73
7 October 2008

What should I spend my electrical budget on??

What should I spend my electrical budget on??

Wow I have added quite a few and depending on what the electrical totals I might add some more Greg - Thanks for that explanation that is a couple of things I dont need…

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penny73
Oct 07, 2008 3:40 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 October 2008

Urgent- post contract variations by builder

Urgent- post contract variations by builder

From what I understand, all post contract variations have to be signed by the builder and owner. So, if I'm right, unless you sign the variation, it's not valid.

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Casa2
Oct 07, 2008 9:45 pm
travis
travis
8 October 2008

Seeking for draughtsman and Duplex/doublestorey builders

Seeking for draughtsman and Duplex/doublestorey builders

well im at the verry start just been tidying up back yard have to get rid of a 6x8m shed free if anyone wants it,i would like to get some plans drawn up can you recomend…

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travis
Oct 08, 2008 10:26 am
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buildingcheck
Oct 08, 2008 10:56 am
kranskydan
kranskydan
8 October 2008

help with house - design

help with house - design

awesome, thanks heaps guys and gals!!!!!

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kranskydan
Oct 08, 2008 1:23 pm
kranskydan
nh
nh
8 October 2008

Anyone built and is happy with their builder?

Anyone built and is happy with their builder?
1, 2

Hi nh, we are about to commence building the Brookvale 50 which is one of the display homes at Riverdale. My experience with the sales guy down…

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nh
Oct 08, 2008 4:42 pm
VJ
VJ
8 October 2008

Our vent........!!!!!!!!!!

Our vent........!!!!!!!!!!
NSW
1, 2

The errors were fixed today with a bit of to-ing & fro-ing via email. All has been sorted. I have signed off on all final docs, plans, contract, etc... &…

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VJ
Oct 08, 2008 7:27 pm
VJ
beegeers
beegeers
8 October 2008

OMG - Gippsland woes!

OMG - Gippsland woes!

Hi scrappinfreak Our builder is Roseleigh homes who is based in Warragul - your way. So far they have been wonderful to work with - flexible in making changes and…

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beegeers
Oct 08, 2008 7:54 pm
d@n
d@n
8 October 2008

Cable attached to house

Cable attached to house

sounds like optus cable.

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d@n
Oct 08, 2008 9:27 pm
cyclone
cyclone
9 October 2008

Downlights. Need your advice. Some pics available.

Downlights. Need your advice. Some pics available.

Antoxa, Honestly though the hassles are not worth it at all in my opinion. I think having two dowlights in each would…

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cyclone
Oct 09, 2008 6:43 am
cyclone
Toast
Toast
9 October 2008

M3tricon price increase

M3tricon price increase

Every time I've ever been to a display home (and not just M) they're always telling me the price is going up. Yes, the price goes up every 2 weeks, but that doesn't mean…

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Toast
Oct 09, 2008 11:25 am
Toast
davino
davino
9 October 2008

Broken Frame - okay??

Broken Frame - okay??

Hey, thanks for the replies. Yes IB it is the tail (end triangle of the frame) and yes it was delivered like that. to_do_list - ill sure be going and have a closer look…

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davino
Oct 09, 2008 11:50 am
gpierce
gpierce
9 October 2008

Retention Tank problems

Retention Tank problems

I'm sure this depends on where you live, but our council requires OSD details are submitted with the DA, not a separate DA. Here, I needed a hydraulic engineer to draw…

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gpierce
Oct 09, 2008 12:02 pm
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy
9 October 2008

Anyone building with Simonds Home

Anyone building with Simonds Home
VIC

Simonds were more than happy for us to do changes, we did a LOT of extra inclusions also (Approx $30,000 worth) and they were more than happy to let us change things, we…

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Miss Piggy
Oct 09, 2008 1:10 pm
Miss Piggy
Fustrated
Fustrated
9 October 2008

Anyone Built with Ventura Homes?? (WA)

Anyone Built with Ventura Homes?? (WA)

We are currently building with Ventura and would NEVER build with them again... It has been nothing but problems, from the paperwork to now the construction. We have…

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Fustrated
Oct 09, 2008 1:42 pm
claego
claego
9 October 2008

Building with Simonds - Mahogany

Building with Simonds - Mahogany

The construction of my house is about to start, properly I can give you more details down the track But for the admin process, it is slow.. it took me 6 whole months…

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claego
Oct 09, 2008 3:44 pm
claego
claego
9 October 2008

First mistake....

First mistake....

Yeah i know the 5 days is mainly for lawyer to look at the contract, but i also use that to change my mind with a few things... and the builder actually is ok.. they…

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claego
Oct 09, 2008 5:11 pm
Newbies
Newbies
9 October 2008

Niche tiling issue- UPDATE

Niche tiling issue- UPDATE
VIC
1, 2

woo hoo!!! Glad it's all sorted JoBen! Hehe...glad u didnt have to fight for it! :D

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Newbies
Oct 09, 2008 6:05 pm
Newbies
Teddy Bär
Teddy Bär
9 October 2008

G. J. Gardner - Nowra NSW

G. J. Gardner - Nowra NSW

Southies, Thanks for the link. Had read that thread some time ago and while OldSalt's information is gone Heartbroken's story is terrifying. Something to keep in mind…

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Teddy Bär
Oct 09, 2008 6:12 pm
Garn
Garn
9 October 2008

FIXED PRICE CONTRACT

FIXED PRICE CONTRACT

Hi, the best advice is, if you don't understand the contract, get a solicitor to look over it and answer all the questions you have. They should explain it to you, what…

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Garn
Oct 09, 2008 8:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 October 2008

Hydronic Heating

Hydronic Heating
1, 2

Yes there are additives and I'm not the one who knows what they are. But basically you treat the water and for ever more it is a closed loop system that is heated as the…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 09, 2008 8:53 pm
Yak_Chat
velcro
velcro
10 October 2008

Got site costs, and q about Boral Port Phillip bricks?

Got site costs, and q about Boral Port Phillip bricks?

Thanks, no, they didnt have that, or even a display at the moment because they are renovating. We are going to go for a drive to the next nearest display which of…

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velcro
Oct 10, 2008 7:48 am
amilelka
amilelka
10 October 2008

Photoshop help needed pretty please

Photoshop help needed pretty please

Thanks for all your kind comments, I'm glad you like it :D

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amilelka
Oct 10, 2008 11:47 am
woodsey
woodsey
10 October 2008

I have my fixed price contract, but is it really fixed?

I have my fixed price contract, but is it really fixed?

we started 30th June and by 30th July we had slab and frame completed ;) goes so quickly even the lock up and fixed stages, we are now in the final stage and it feels like…

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woodsey
Oct 10, 2008 12:34 pm
mudmap
mudmap
10 October 2008

How do you know if you need developer approval?

How do you know if you need developer approval?

velcro Bosco Jonson are surveyors but they may have the task of checking that the restrictions have been adhered to so give them a call.

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mudmap
Oct 10, 2008 1:57 pm
BT Builder
BT Builder
10 October 2008

Scyon Linea Weatherboard - good or bad reports??

Scyon Linea Weatherboard - good or bad reports??

Hi Fenny, I've been building homes for about 12 years now, and for the last 4 years I've been using the Linea weatherboard. It is a good product, it paints up…

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BT Builder
Oct 10, 2008 3:54 pm
Toast
Toast
10 October 2008

M3tricon has sacked us - Absolutely amazing

M3tricon has sacked us - Absolutely amazing
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Good stuff Dale! I'm glad you got it sorted in the end! Onward and upward!

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Toast
Oct 10, 2008 4:30 pm
Toast
wonderland
wonderland
10 October 2008

Changing doors in a cavity slider

Changing doors in a cavity slider

I think those doors you want, which i see all the time in display houses are the Corinthian Windsor 21 doors. I have actually seen them as cavity slider doors. But as…

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wonderland
Oct 10, 2008 8:11 pm
wonderland
stillwaters
stillwaters
11 October 2008

3D homes??

3D homes??

Hi All, I have just returned from looking at a few displays from a company called 3D homes. Was wondering if anyone has any experiences from dealing with them? Thanks,

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stillwaters
Oct 11, 2008 5:27 pm
Southies
Southies
12 October 2008

Colours Appointment

Colours Appointment

Congrats on biting the bullet. You'll be so happy at the appt, that you had e/thing sorted 1st. NOthing like being unprepared to add pressure to the building process.…

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Southies
Oct 12, 2008 7:23 pm
Southies
ozkarnak
ozkarnak
13 October 2008

Upside Down House Builders wanted - Melbourne

Upside Down House Builders wanted - Melbourne

Hi folks, Anyone know of any volume builders that have experience in building upside down homes (kitchen and living upstairs) in Melbourne ?. Due to restricted block…

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ozkarnak
Oct 13, 2008 12:33 pm
ozkarnak

This is a Bargeboard. :wink:

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Michelle
Oct 13, 2008 2:37 pm
Michelle
joles
joles
13 October 2008

Giving out blogs..

Giving out blogs..
1, 2

Newbies... I'm waiting for Betty: The Blog Jo :wink:

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joles
Oct 13, 2008 4:55 pm
joles
shazburger
shazburger
13 October 2008

PD additional charges due to land settlement delay

PD additional charges due to land settlement delay
1, 2

I know when we signed with PD and paid our initial $600 it was made very clear that this would only hold our price until Jan 09. Maybe your sale rep forgot to tell you…

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shazburger
Oct 13, 2008 7:47 pm
shazburger
Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
13 October 2008

COLOUR SELECTION IS DOING MY HEAD IN!!!

COLOUR SELECTION IS DOING MY HEAD IN!!!

My wife and I have had the last 4 weeks of complete hatred of each others wants for the ensuite. Finally after flicking through what feels like thousands of bathroom…

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Daffy Duck
Oct 13, 2008 8:16 pm
oztish
oztish
13 October 2008

Getting a little edgy about our land price....

Getting a little edgy about our land price....

I agree with some of the previous posters - I don't think land values will diminish. We bought in Aurora Estate, North Epping in Oct 07 (settled in March this year) and…

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oztish
Oct 13, 2008 8:40 pm
smeagol
smeagol
14 October 2008

Can a builder do this???

Can a builder do this???

Hi Claego, No they haven't the Customer service guy just informed me via emails that they will send me a bill but i haven't received it yet. I will scan and post the…

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smeagol
Oct 14, 2008 8:10 am
smeagol
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


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