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Hellman109
Hellman109
11 March 2009

Please help me find a house!!

Please help me find a house!!

On the Alfresco part you can add it to most plans. we saw it added to the display home model of the version we liked and added it ourselves. On the garage side, not…

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Hellman109
Mar 11, 2009 6:45 pm
chuth77
chuth77
11 March 2009

New home (at loggerheads with builder)

New home (at loggerheads with builder)
WA

Check your contract, because it should be stated thatthe building will comply with the relevant Australian Standards, particularly AS1684.... If this is the case, then…

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chuth77
Mar 11, 2009 7:20 pm
sammy_sj
sammy_sj
11 March 2009

compaction report Laurimer

compaction report Laurimer
VIC

We had to get the compaction report for our block and it saved us $7000

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sammy_sj
Mar 11, 2009 9:07 pm
stark
stark
11 March 2009

Extra power points direct from electrician

Extra power points direct from electrician

i have a mate thats a painter he said to tell the builder that you want to check if all the subbies are licenced etc and need their details to check then once youve…

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stark
Mar 11, 2009 10:28 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
11 March 2009

New efficiency rating help???

New efficiency rating help???

The cut off has already passed. From 1 March 2009 minimum energy rating for new residential buildings is 5 stars up from 3.5 stars. Energy rating has NOTHING to do with…

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HomeReview
Mar 11, 2009 10:46 pm
loretta
loretta
12 March 2009

Kinglake Building and Tree, Dennis Family, Fall of Land (?)

Kinglake Building and Tree, Dennis Family, Fall of Land (?)

Thanks for the post Maya and Matt. Look forward to hearing how you go. L

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loretta
Mar 12, 2009 12:14 pm
loretta
yvette72
yvette72
12 March 2009

Private builder in sydney

Private builder in sydney
NSW

yes be very careful they will go after you for copyright and they will inforce it to

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yvette72
Mar 12, 2009 12:19 pm
stevep79
stevep79
12 March 2009

First Home Owners Grant

First Home Owners Grant

If you're in QLD and not getting your FHOG done through your bank then you dont get paid the FHOG until you submit a handover certificate saying…

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stevep79
Mar 12, 2009 2:05 pm
stevep79
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
12 March 2009

Request for Photoshop please? 'D@n'

Request for Photoshop please? 'D@n'

No I haven't, but I got Michelle to tell me what she thought, hopefully they look good together

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fitnhealthy
Mar 12, 2009 2:53 pm
Lynchy
Lynchy
12 March 2009

Being one fo the first to build on an Estate

Being one fo the first to build on an Estate
1, 2

Ouch, Chuq that sounds like a horrible experience. I think I shall live and learn from your experience and ensure the developers pay half for the fencing straight…

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Lynchy
Mar 12, 2009 7:39 pm
Casa2
Casa2
12 March 2009

135K Site Costs!

135K Site Costs!
1, 2

A friend of mine is a builder - more the renovation type than new house build. He says if he doesn't like the person or the job he quotes…

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Casa2
Mar 12, 2009 9:40 pm
dreamhome
dreamhome
12 March 2009

Is it appropriate to have gas tap in the garage/alfresco ?

Is it appropriate to have gas tap in the garage/alfresco ?
1, 2

I also do agree that cooking something that smells is best to be done outside. THis is what my uncle does in his house which he builds 4 years ago.…

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dreamhome
Mar 12, 2009 9:54 pm
dreamhome
CiNnY
CiNnY
12 March 2009

Cut & Fill

Cut & Fill

We spoke to a mate that did a run over our block with a laser level for us so that when we go to tender tomorrow we know what the fall is and he said they will pour a…

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CiNnY
Mar 12, 2009 10:23 pm
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
13 March 2009

How long from display to build...

How long from display to build...

Sorry to rant I'm just losing motivation as my balloon keeps getting popped!! 4 months just seems so…

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buildingadreamhome
Mar 13, 2009 6:49 am
buildingadreamhome
Adrian B
Adrian B
13 March 2009

Blinds with Big M

Blinds with Big M

M blinds come from and are installed by Victory Blinds. I had them installed in our Master Bedroom. I believe that the sales consultant at Ms…

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Adrian B
Mar 13, 2009 7:11 am
Adrian B
ICK
ICK
13 March 2009

Frustrated!!! I want my deposit back!

Frustrated!!! I want my deposit back!

ICK how did you manage to get the majority of the deposit back? They are really using bullying tactics with me! I'm so over it and just about…

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ICK
Mar 13, 2009 8:31 am
ICK
Crissy82
Crissy82
13 March 2009

Has Anyone Built / Building Gr@ndview 27 ???

Has Anyone Built / Building Gr@ndview 27 ???

Thanks for that Hellman ! Don't think I'll be getting to Melb any time soon though :cry: Although I am overdue on a trip back there! :lol: Anyone else ???

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Crissy82
Mar 13, 2009 11:16 am
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
13 March 2009

EB customers - moroka

EB customers - moroka
NSW

We r having normal render. they tryed talking us in to the mokka at the start tho

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JohnAndTarin
Mar 13, 2009 12:06 pm
JohnAndTarin
hamun
hamun
13 March 2009

Issue with Porter Davis

Issue with Porter Davis
VIC

Ohhh Penjay you are so lucky. I think you are right back pocket, you can never win with them. Actually $900.00 is too much. I've been shopping aroung the maximum I was…

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hamun
Mar 13, 2009 2:08 pm
Hels
Hels
13 March 2009

Slab cost

Slab cost

Our builder does not charge any extra for a standard M class slab. Ours is a H and we are up for an additional $10k. The size is 34.5 sq I would love for it to be only $3300!!

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Hels
Mar 13, 2009 2:41 pm
Hels
megzy
megzy
13 March 2009

Telstra pre-wiring

Telstra pre-wiring

The builder did sent me a letter after the frame stage and advised to call Telstra. I called Telstra 4 weeks back and thay still havent given…

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megzy
Mar 13, 2009 4:55 pm
PnSdreams
PnSdreams
13 March 2009

Timber decking to alfresco area

Timber decking to alfresco area

Thank you all for your responses. I will check thoroughly with the builder this weekend re materials and length etc.

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PnSdreams
Mar 13, 2009 7:22 pm
PnSdreams
PnSdreams
13 March 2009

Water tank to toilets?

Water tank to toilets?
1, 2

Um interesting. Our building is giving us 2100ltr slimline water tank with all the connection to 2 cisterns. Looks like I got a good deal :lol:

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PnSdreams
Mar 13, 2009 7:37 pm
raw29983
raw29983
13 March 2009

Valuation after House Construction

Valuation after House Construction

I have spoken to the evaluator at my bank, he said that for the final, all they are looking at is that the house is completed according to contract. Even if you house is…

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raw29983
Mar 13, 2009 8:03 pm
Our Dream
Our Dream
13 March 2009

Tender back WOW now what

Tender back WOW now what

Be careful with extending your settlement date. If you delay settlement beyond the completion date on the front of the contract, the vendor…

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Our Dream
Mar 13, 2009 9:55 pm
sammy_sj
sammy_sj
13 March 2009

Knock down rebuild & first buyer grant

Knock down rebuild & first buyer grant
NSW

You will get the $14000 for purchasing an established house and whatever stamp duty concession applies in your state - which you have not listed so cannot help. You…

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sammy_sj
Mar 13, 2009 10:35 pm
believe
believe
14 March 2009

House to build - which one

House to build - which one

Hi I am in the Gold coast Hinterland, area in Queensland, I am looking at one story, 3 bedroom, no more, with decks off lounge living areas, which I will include…

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believe
Mar 14, 2009 8:17 am
believe
Annelies
Annelies
14 March 2009

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

Great, thanks very much, everyone !!! Annelies

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Annelies
Mar 14, 2009 8:56 am
Annelies
Casa2
Casa2
14 March 2009

Question about abbreviation on my plan?????

Question about abbreviation on my plan?????

Try to align your downpipes with the articulation/control joints (those that are not at the end of a window or…

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Casa2
Mar 14, 2009 10:41 am
Ria
Ria
14 March 2009

soil test and compaction report

soil test and compaction report

thanks guys... :D iTalk - Fill here means, soil fill. Its what estate developers do to level the soil while building the estate. If you have a fill which is…

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Ria
Mar 14, 2009 10:50 am
fordehouse
fordehouse
14 March 2009

Inspiration required...show me your house pics!!

Inspiration required...show me your house pics!!

We've just spent the morning looking at bricks, and DH is now thinking the bricks are too dark, he is leaning towards colours that are more tan/sandy such as Boral Chino,…

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fordehouse
Mar 14, 2009 12:10 pm
clath
clath
14 March 2009

Heads up, possible price rise again.

Heads up, possible price rise again.
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Joles :) though i think you should ask PD whether they will honour those prices :lol:

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clath
Mar 14, 2009 2:21 pm
clath
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
14 March 2009

8 weeks to lock up !

8 weeks to lock up !
VIC

Lucky you, we have handover in a week and we still have no key! Although, I must admit, we have become quite adept at peering through windows at many different angles to…

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enigma_brennan
Mar 14, 2009 4:56 pm
enigma_brennan
Hyper
Hyper
15 March 2009

Hebel Vs Brick Render

Hebel Vs Brick Render

The Exin site used to be there, so they must be…

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Hyper
Mar 15, 2009 8:18 am
lazydays
lazydays
15 March 2009

Private Builder - Reducing Contract $$$ with DIY?

Private Builder - Reducing Contract $$$ with DIY?
VIC

P.S. As you said we also did "exclusions" as you mentioned. e.g. stove top and hot water service to be supplied by owners. Builders electrician to supply and connect…

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lazydays
Mar 15, 2009 10:38 am
edtheved
edtheved
15 March 2009

My Site Plan

My Site Plan

I believe its measured in metres above sea level so your back is 100.8 mtrs above sea level and your front is 99.81. About a metre drop.

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edtheved
Mar 15, 2009 10:50 am
klscomps
klscomps
15 March 2009

I need some help pls with this plan (getting kitch. to fit)

I need some help pls with this plan (getting kitch. to fit)

Hi I agree about trying to leave the kitchen where it is and opening the MPR up so it is the dedicated meals area and the rest is just family room. You sound like you…

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klscomps
Mar 15, 2009 12:08 pm
thlo
thlo
15 March 2009

Land Rent Scheme ACT

Land Rent Scheme ACT
ACT

I'd like to see what happens if you rent the land and live in a house you built on it say let's say for 5 years and then you decide not to buy the land. What would the…

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thlo
Mar 15, 2009 1:33 pm
thlo
Helyn
Helyn
15 March 2009

Energy efficiency when choosing the brick and roof colour???

Energy efficiency when choosing the brick and roof colour???

Yes, a black or very dark roof would make your house hotter- quantitively by how much I do not know. Depending…

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Helyn
Mar 15, 2009 4:41 pm
Helyn
Chuq
Chuq
15 March 2009

Zero maintenance beachhouse , list of suggestions please.

Zero maintenance beachhouse , list of suggestions please.

Artifical turf is a popular option: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=5895 Maybe not for a large backyard, but for the nature strip and strips around the…

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Chuq
Mar 15, 2009 4:59 pm
Chuq
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 March 2009

Timber Look Garage Doors - Powdercoated?

Timber Look Garage Doors - Powdercoated?

Powdercoat is what's on your windows and on most manufactured items used outdoors. It is fairly resilient if it's applied properly, it does not easily chip. But a 2 pack…

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ECOECO
Mar 15, 2009 5:12 pm
ECOECO

for future reference, Brushwood

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lisanne
Mar 15, 2009 8:45 pm
kikin
kikin
15 March 2009

Need Some Advice ( Re glass splashback by PD)

Need Some Advice ( Re glass splashback by PD)
VIC
1, 2

Just wondering how tall the splashback in the kitchen would be.... Will there be any gaps with no splashback covered between the overhead cabinets and the…

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kikin
Mar 15, 2009 8:51 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 March 2009

corniceless rooms, i want them , i dont want to pay for them

corniceless rooms, i want them , i dont want to pay for them

Our entire downstairs is squareset and people comment on it all the time! We paid extra (forget how much) but it looks awesome (IMHO)

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mattwalker
Mar 15, 2009 9:56 pm
mattwalker
dreamhome
dreamhome
15 March 2009

Building in Point Cook? especially Featherbrook or Alamanda?

Building in Point Cook? especially Featherbrook or Alamanda?
VIC

Hi, We also have a block in Alamanda and our site costs are $11k plus $4k allowance for extra piers that may be required due to close proximity to easement. Hope this helps..

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dreamhome
Mar 15, 2009 10:22 pm
dreamhome
Vegemite
Vegemite
16 March 2009

Anyone building in Franklin Stage 3 (ACT)?

Anyone building in Franklin Stage 3 (ACT)?

.. Waves.... We are stage 3 (section 101) and I spoke to the LDA two weeks ago and was told late May / early June…

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Vegemite
Mar 16, 2009 7:56 am
Vegemite
taylormade
taylormade
16 March 2009

Who is building the PD Illoura?

Who is building the PD Illoura?
VIC

Hi there We are in Qld and built the Sandhurst with Adenbrook Homes on acreage (same design basically and I think PD also have the Sandhurst). We extended the alfresco…

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taylormade
Mar 16, 2009 10:07 am
chmaiden
chmaiden
16 March 2009

what is a fair thing to ask for?

what is a fair thing to ask for?

7 beams done in 2 bouts i had been telling them that the lock up stage that i had paid for back in november had never been locked up am in a state of shock/desperation

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chmaiden
Mar 16, 2009 11:34 am
fortunate
fortunate
16 March 2009

Taking out insurance before we start building????

Taking out insurance before we start building????

Excellent, thankyou so much for your quick replies, you have been very helpful :)!

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fortunate
Mar 16, 2009 12:20 pm


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