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1 February 2009

building inspections

building inspections

Hi Yolanda Sorry, I'm not familiar with sending pm's on this forum :oops: However, I'd assume that you need to do something that will move it from your…

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Back Pocket
Feb 01, 2009 11:17 am
BL
BL
1 February 2009

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

Hi MW, I am currently building with Watersun homes. I would not recommend building with them as they have been very unprofessional. They have very nice display homes but…

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BL
Feb 01, 2009 4:39 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2009

Edgewater Homes (Henley)

Edgewater Homes (Henley)
VIC

As I understand it, Edgewater is the brand Henley uses for their spec homes. Homes which are prebuilt and sold as is. So it's a Henley home, only you don't get to pick…

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2009 8:51 pm
ECOECO
Jess09
Jess09
1 February 2009

Coral and their timelines...

Coral and their timelines...
QLD

thanks kylie, i'm hoping it should all be alright - i can't see what the problem would be - just worrying anyway :?

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Jess09
Feb 01, 2009 11:35 pm
Jess09

Hey Everyone, Just a quick update on our house.. We have the roof almost completed, windows and doors are in, and the bricks are due to start tomorrow, (they are already…

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sha
Feb 02, 2009 12:40 am
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
2 February 2009

Anyone in Canberra want some rocks (blue-metal)???

Anyone in Canberra want some rocks (blue-metal)???
ACT

I'm building in O'Malley...going down the 'owner builder' path! :shock: Very much a learning experience - but will hopefully be a fun adventure! :D We've thought about…

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BuildingACT
Feb 02, 2009 3:59 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 February 2009

Stonecutter1309- Your block is in the paper.

Stonecutter1309- Your block is in the paper.

Hey Judie - it is us! Mum has saved the article for me - thanks :)

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stonecutter1309
Feb 02, 2009 9:45 am
stonecutter1309
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
2 February 2009

We are being framed

We are being framed

Nope no action yet :( and that was at 9 am :cry:

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JohnAndTarin
Feb 02, 2009 10:06 am
JohnAndTarin
Annietom
Annietom
2 February 2009

Standard Builders Contracts Q?

Standard Builders Contracts Q?

the penalty clauses should be carefully noted. In ours, if the builder runs over time, then we are charging $750 per week. We came to this figure because we would be…

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Annietom
Feb 02, 2009 10:21 am
Annietom
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anny
Feb 02, 2009 11:58 am
bluesteel
bluesteel
2 February 2009

Buying spec home from AVJ

Buying spec home from AVJ
QLD

Get a building inspection !! Even though it is a new home and should be covered by builders insurance do you want the hassle of chasing up things that should be done -…

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bluesteel
Feb 02, 2009 12:49 pm
bluesteel
shilpsam
shilpsam
2 February 2009

Next step in journey - Carlisle Atlantique 36 MK2

Next step in journey - Carlisle Atlantique 36 MK2
VIC

Hi Bec n Craig, Thanks for the info. Its good that Craig is taking care of all electrical stuff at your place. Maybe he can give his opinion on the suggestion regarding…

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shilpsam
Feb 02, 2009 1:51 pm
Leigh&Sam
Leigh&Sam
2 February 2009

Subdividing Blocks

Subdividing Blocks

Thanks for your repsonses 'chelle and ChrisL!! Certainly alot of information to think about...!! :lol: We will have a look into the $$$ side of things and decide from…

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Leigh&Sam
Feb 02, 2009 2:48 pm
Leigh&Sam
ozyind
ozyind
2 February 2009

Wincrest - steps to take

Wincrest - steps to take

Our sympathies are with you. We too are feeling the pain.. But, why did ABC said something like that..

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ozyind
Feb 02, 2009 3:04 pm
ozyind
babes1
babes1
2 February 2009

Rural Building Company Perth - Comments on this builder?

Rural Building Company Perth - Comments on this builder?
WA

Hi I am currently building with the Rural Building company - my advice is to get independent advice to check their work and keep a diary of every conversation. Our slab…

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babes1
Feb 02, 2009 4:04 pm
Dale
Dale
2 February 2009

Bigger Land or Construction Area raises the Resale Value?

Bigger Land or Construction Area raises the Resale Value?
VIC

Hi, You are building a fairly small house in a family area is perhaps what they are saying. Couples that the house size might suit best may normally want to live…

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Dale
Feb 02, 2009 4:22 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
2 February 2009

Thicker slab by choice?

Thicker slab by choice?

There is a maximum driveway gradient & transition gradients which your builder or designer will/should be aware of

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ausdesign
Feb 02, 2009 4:58 pm
ausdesign
chuth77
chuth77
2 February 2009

What to look for in contracts

What to look for in contracts

If you're new to it, and new to contracts, it could be worth sitting down with a solicitor to explain it in plain english...

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chuth77
Feb 02, 2009 8:24 pm
chuth77
chuth77
2 February 2009

Which QLD-Brisbane home builders would you recommend?

Which QLD-Brisbane home builders would you recommend?
QLD

Where abouts are you building? What's your budget? Project home or Custom design? Sloping block design or standard? What designs do you like? Who are they from?

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chuth77
Feb 02, 2009 8:26 pm
James Bond
James Bond
2 February 2009

Vic govt changes rules on water tanks

Vic govt changes rules on water tanks
VIC
1, 2

I drank recycled water for 38 years of my life in England. My Dad has drunk it for 82 years of his life. It tasted the same as any other water. I am amazed any city…

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James Bond
Feb 02, 2009 8:52 pm
James Bond
mambie
mambie
2 February 2009

ABC Wincrest news :(

ABC Wincrest news :(

Hope this happens... and it happens soon. My contract was signed in October... had some council issues with the DA app so as yet the second DA approval isn't yet done. If…

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mambie
Feb 02, 2009 9:01 pm
jolie
jolie
2 February 2009

Has anyone built with Hallmark?

Has anyone built with Hallmark?
QLD

Thanks Smithy, what you said is pretty much what I have been reading and hearing - see Product Review website: http://www.productreview.com.au/showite ... m_id=61055 The…

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jolie
Feb 02, 2009 9:35 pm
Jess09
Jess09
2 February 2009

Will these expenses be it ? Please add what you think.

Will these expenses be it ? Please add what you think.
VIC

i think you may have allowed a little to much for transfer duty (mortgage duty is no longer applicable in VIC - i work for bendigo bank - so you will not have to pay this.…

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Jess09
Feb 02, 2009 11:34 pm
Jess09
mydreamhome
mydreamhome
3 February 2009

plumbing pipes in wrong spot - how are they fixed

plumbing pipes in wrong spot - how are they fixed

Thanks guys, It's hard not to worry, but wonderful to get your reassurance. I hadn't thought of the termite barrier, so I'll make sure that's addressed. Thanks again

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mydreamhome
Feb 03, 2009 8:29 am
dreamhome
dreamhome
3 February 2009

Cedar (Timber) garage doors

Cedar (Timber) garage doors

Thanks ozzroo and kexkez. I agree, it depends on the manufacturer, some of them don't look realistic. The ones we saw did not look that great so that it why we are…

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dreamhome
Feb 03, 2009 8:39 am
dreamhome
shilpsam
shilpsam
3 February 2009

Dulux Full Texture vs Rendering

Dulux Full Texture vs Rendering
VIC

Hi, I came across the term "Moroka" on this site yesterday while reading some previous discussions about rendering. Was not sure whether it is a product or a…

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shilpsam
Feb 03, 2009 9:27 am
devank
devank
3 February 2009

GOVERNMENT REBATES

GOVERNMENT REBATES

Generally, we are not entitled for any rebates if we are required to install anything by rules and regulations (Eg: BASIX). On a slightly different topic, this is the…

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devank
Feb 03, 2009 1:48 pm
devank
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
3 February 2009

What do you think of these inclusions?

What do you think of these inclusions?

beach just up the road, you can hear the water, get nice sea breezes, and there is bushland at the front and rear of the…

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pinkfairymagic
Feb 03, 2009 2:42 pm
pinkfairymagic

We went out to the block last Monday to check what was going on, and sure enough, the frame--including the roof--was completed! It was a little surreal seeing all the roof…

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cynarion
Feb 03, 2009 3:49 pm
cynarion
shazburger
shazburger
3 February 2009

Can Porter Davis modify their design (floorplan) ?

Can Porter Davis modify their design (floorplan) ?
VIC

the new scholls are just the other side of the lake, down towards GRand Boulevard on Windrock Street.... Looking forward to you blogg

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shazburger
Feb 03, 2009 8:31 pm
shazburger
ozzroo
ozzroo
3 February 2009

Cosham Interiors

Cosham Interiors

Should get a costing back in the morning for an upgrade cost to Cat J bricks which is the Greenway's above. So nervous that it will be out of budget :(

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ozzroo
Feb 03, 2009 10:08 pm
Annietom
Annietom
3 February 2009

DRAFTIES!!! (Melbourne)

DRAFTIES!!! (Melbourne)

I don't think your builder will send it to get a permit unless you have signed his contracts. Not sure... ANnie

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Annietom
Feb 03, 2009 11:22 pm
Annietom
Rikster
Rikster
4 February 2009

Running your own cables

Running your own cables
1, 2

Not sure if this would work with three phase power though. As each…

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Rikster
Feb 04, 2009 8:50 am
Rikster
zensour
zensour
4 February 2009

Urbayne Homes

Urbayne Homes
VIC

Thanks for your response.

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zensour
Feb 04, 2009 9:30 am
doghouse
doghouse
4 February 2009

Cheeky builders!

Cheeky builders!

Hi - a quick update. Yes the invoice was based on the antipicated frame completion date - which would have been on schedule if we hadn't had the hot weather. They…

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doghouse
Feb 04, 2009 10:02 am
doghouse
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smeagol
Feb 04, 2009 10:05 am
smeagol
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
4 February 2009

Help: Slab full of undulations - making tiling impossible

Help: Slab full of undulations - making tiling impossible

This is exactly the reason why we went with the tiling company our builder goes with instead of getting the tiling done externally after handover. Some people have lots…

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overwhelmed
Feb 04, 2009 10:44 am
cynarion
cynarion
4 February 2009

Building my dream home

Building my dream home
VIC

My biggest piece of advice would be not to settle for or sign anything with which you are the slightest bit uncomfortable. It might be scary, but it's usually a better…

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cynarion
Feb 04, 2009 11:05 am
cynarion
cynarion
cynarion
4 February 2009

PD/Alfresco Slab

PD/Alfresco Slab
VIC
1, 2

Yeah, we recalled seeing a slab under the decking at the display home in Berwick, but when the slab was poured, no slab in the alfresco out the back. We double-checked the…

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cynarion
Feb 04, 2009 11:10 am
cynarion
smeagol
smeagol
4 February 2009

HIA building contract for VIC

HIA building contract for VIC
VIC

its $10 bucks from the site i think.

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smeagol
Feb 04, 2009 1:53 pm
smeagol
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JohnAndTarin
Feb 04, 2009 4:32 pm
JohnAndTarin
brittany
brittany
4 February 2009

Picking a builder that won't go broke....

Picking a builder that won't go broke....

Also maybe do a search on www.abr.gov.au - type in their abn number. It will tell you how long they've been registered for GST. If it is only a couple of years it may be…

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brittany
Feb 04, 2009 6:05 pm
brittany
gbates
gbates
4 February 2009

Thinking of building with * or Easy Living

Thinking of building with * or Easy Living
WA

Hi Justin My girlfriend and I are attempting to build with Content Living right now, mostly for the same reasons you mentioned - the good designs and the good…

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gbates
Feb 04, 2009 8:50 pm
donuts
donuts
4 February 2009

Garage door automation & Home alarm system?

Garage door automation & Home alarm system?

Our security system has been installed. It's a 'Hills' one; we got the base unit, 5 sensors, a panic button & external blue flashy light installed for $1005. So far…

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donuts
Feb 04, 2009 9:49 pm
donuts
vishalpatel612
vishalpatel612
4 February 2009

Carpet is down BEFORE paint, tiles & timber floor finish

Carpet is down BEFORE paint, tiles & timber floor finish

This would have to be one of the most incompetent mistakes I have heard about for a while. I would also hate to think what…

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vishalpatel612
Feb 04, 2009 9:57 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
4 February 2009

Should we get building contract looked at by solicitors?

Should we get building contract looked at by solicitors?
1, 2

Thanks every one! I think we will see whats the contract looks like and if there is anything iffy then we will take it to be checked. Doubt there will be though! Ive…

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suenmatt
Feb 04, 2009 10:34 pm
Mr Smith
Mr Smith
4 February 2009

What would you do???

What would you do???
WA

haha not to worri her partner (me) will be in perth to watch the building, and working in the construction industry i work with builders and supervisors on site all the…

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Mr Smith
Feb 04, 2009 11:09 pm
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thlo
Feb 04, 2009 11:55 pm
thlo
beegeers
beegeers
5 February 2009

building on sloping block

building on sloping block
VIC

Hi vishalpatel612 If ur still looking for a builder Our builder is based in Warragul but we visited one of their homes which was built on a sloping block So far we…

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beegeers
Feb 05, 2009 7:21 am

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