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VJ
VJ
15 September 2008

I'm starting to build our dream home

I'm starting to build our dream home
VIC

Hi mheloy2, Welcome to the forum! What sort of house are you planning to build - single or double storey? How about the size? Have you been looking at different…

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VJ
Sep 15, 2008 9:58 pm
VJ
bunky
bunky
16 September 2008

Fixed price site costs or soil test and survey?Point Cook

Fixed price site costs or soil test and survey?Point Cook

May be worth trying to get an engineering plan for your stage if you don't have on already. Check if the lot will contain fill, if so it will…

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bunky
Sep 16, 2008 9:44 am
Helyn
Helyn
16 September 2008

Which type of opening?

Which type of opening?

From memory... and this may be wrong.... Helyn and Lorraine both have arches in their new homes. your memory serves you well!! We have…

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Helyn
Sep 16, 2008 9:47 am
Helyn
papa
papa
16 September 2008

Carnaby Home Design - H3nley Properties

Carnaby Home Design - H3nley Properties
1, 2, 3

Just to let everyone know that we have now arrange our first new home inspection with the Warranties departement...How EXCITEMENT!!! Also some info on my issue…

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papa
Sep 16, 2008 10:17 am
sireza
sireza
16 September 2008

Guaranteed Completion

Guaranteed Completion

Thanks for clearing this one out Toast.

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sireza
Sep 16, 2008 12:21 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
16 September 2008

PD Tiles Selection

PD Tiles Selection

All We just received a letter from NT that the tiles (Villamanta Smoke) we selected have been discontinued and they have offered us a new tiles (Kimberly Smoke).…

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hysterical1144
Sep 16, 2008 6:38 pm
overthemoon
overthemoon
18 September 2008

Timber Flooring/Stairs

Timber Flooring/Stairs

Finally, we have chosen our colors and done other selections. We opted for the American White Oak timber flooring from the builders. However, for the stairs and hand…

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overthemoon
Sep 18, 2008 1:15 pm
thebuildingsurv
thebuildingsurv
18 September 2008

PD Customers - Council approval

PD Customers - Council approval

Porter davis would not use council for the building permit they would use a private building surveyor, who for volume builders should not take more than 2 weeks for a…

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thebuildingsurv
Sep 18, 2008 1:54 pm
Newbies
Newbies
18 September 2008

PCV - Microwave Door Cost?

PCV - Microwave Door Cost?

hi! just looked at our contract...and we have the variation: Provide 2no. approx 700mm wide 2 drawer pot drawer units to the kitchen in lieu of standard double…

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Newbies
Sep 18, 2008 8:00 pm
Newbies
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
18 September 2008

Has anyone used pgh 'rattan' bricks

Has anyone used pgh 'rattan' bricks

We're building with PHG Rattan!! http://www.forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=9424 No where near seeing how they look in real life, but we thought they looked…

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JellyLegs
Sep 18, 2008 9:13 pm
JellyLegs
homeishome
homeishome
19 September 2008

New Blog PD Illoura 33

New Blog PD Illoura 33

hello fellow Illourian A month after the contract is not bad at all. fingers crossed and i have been following your progress through ur thread, you must be…

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homeishome
Sep 19, 2008 12:18 pm
homebuddy925
homebuddy925
19 September 2008

Color Selection Process with

Color Selection Process with

We are about to start with color selection with any feedback on what to expect??

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homebuddy925
Sep 19, 2008 3:49 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
19 September 2008

Austral Melbourne Range

Austral Melbourne Range

We are building with the Hawthorn bricks but our house hasn't started yet so I don't have pics. Apparently the Hawthorn is a very popular brick

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brendondanielle
Sep 19, 2008 6:02 pm
shazburger
shazburger
19 September 2008

Sliding doors - PD standard locks

Sliding doors - PD standard locks

We are planning on getting security sliding flywire doors and we will get better security on those. Will have to think of which way our doors slide as well.

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shazburger
Sep 19, 2008 7:27 pm
shazburger
Izzys123
Izzys123
19 September 2008

Home built by Porter Davies

Home built by Porter Davies

We're building PD Lifestyle. I'd keep away from Prestige, too many complaints. Lifestyle have a good range and you will get the same quality for a cheaper price. Do not…

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Izzys123
Sep 19, 2008 9:30 pm
gpierce
gpierce
19 September 2008

YOUR OPINION NEEDED! - 4 PANEL INTERNAL DOOR VS 5 PANEL?

YOUR OPINION NEEDED! - 4 PANEL INTERNAL DOOR VS 5 PANEL?
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I like the 6 panel. They are classics and they never date in my opinion. Greg

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gpierce
Sep 19, 2008 10:32 pm
Maxie
Maxie
19 September 2008

Crooked Walls.........what to do

Crooked Walls.........what to do

Oh, I've started packing - we just haven't…

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Maxie
Sep 19, 2008 10:54 pm
Maxie
brittany
brittany
19 September 2008

BAD site costs given to me at tender :(

BAD site costs given to me at tender :(

Our site costs are close to $50000. For that I get a whole lot of concrete piers and retaining walls that no-one will ever see.

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brittany
Sep 19, 2008 11:53 pm
brittany
scardee66b
scardee66b
20 September 2008

Melbourne Rain highlights our latest problem

Melbourne Rain highlights our latest problem

We have a sealed storm water system, this allows us to capture all roof water into tanks. We are about to start significant landscaping. Including concrete paths…

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scardee66b
Sep 20, 2008 9:39 am
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haywgl
Sep 20, 2008 10:43 am
haywgl
penny73
penny73
20 September 2008

Anyone know the cost of a cat 2 brick upgrade with M???

Anyone know the cost of a cat 2 brick upgrade with M???

We are going to sign with M tomorrow!!! Still looking at bricks and had hoped to find something we could live with in the standard range but the best we can come up…

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penny73
Sep 20, 2008 4:24 pm
Stormy
Stormy
20 September 2008

Assest Protection from Council for Demolition

Assest Protection from Council for Demolition

I ended up ringing the Council to check about the Asset Protection for the construction, and 'apparently' they will send out the Permit to H3nley, once the demo has…

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Stormy
Sep 20, 2008 7:28 pm
Stormy
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
21 September 2008

Black theatre room??

Black theatre room??

I would not recommend black.. it is way too hard to maintain. For my theatre room I will be painting walls and ceiling a dark grey and will be having a dark grey…

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wakeboardandy
Sep 21, 2008 10:30 am
wakeboardandy
beegeers
beegeers
21 September 2008

Independent Inspector and Contract

Independent Inspector and Contract

Hi We plan to use the services of Independent Inspector like Kevin. Our aim is to withhold payments until defect identified by the inspector is fixed. Has anybody…

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beegeers
Sep 21, 2008 11:56 am
sha
sha
21 September 2008

Contract - defect liability period

Contract - defect liability period

Hi we have just received our contracts in the mail on Friday. Ours says 6 months. -Sha

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sha
Sep 21, 2008 12:03 pm
homeishome
homeishome
21 September 2008

100mm edges stone bench with PD

100mm edges stone bench with PD

Thanks Petal & JT now my next task is to get to CSC and get her to except this change. Cheers

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homeishome
Sep 21, 2008 7:17 pm
homeishome
homeishome
21 September 2008

Austral Latte Bricks

Austral Latte Bricks

Helllllooooo world I was just hoping if someone has used Austral Latte Bricks, If yes, please post your photos as i want to see how the real end product looks…

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homeishome
Sep 21, 2008 9:51 pm
ahuang
ahuang
21 September 2008

Got Overhang?

Got Overhang?

It always more relaxed and fun looking at someone else's house as you can focus on the problems... I remember visiting a Clarendon house, with a huge steel beam been…

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ahuang
Sep 21, 2008 10:58 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
21 September 2008

PD & big kev

PD & big kev

What we did is, we always have a report with detail photos and brief description of the defects (in PDF format so they can't change it!). Every week or so we send this to…

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ahuang
Sep 21, 2008 11:13 pm
ahuang
chmaiden
chmaiden
22 September 2008

slab too short

slab too short

cheers Mike - will take some pics next time i'm there - there doesnt appear to be anything done over the last couple of weeks so need to find out will keep you all updated

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chmaiden
Sep 22, 2008 8:26 am
Craigburn2008
Craigburn2008
22 September 2008

Stormwater detention tank

Stormwater detention tank

Hi all, I have actually found out that in the particular part of the estate that I am building I don't need a stormwater detention tank because the developers set it up…

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Craigburn2008
Sep 22, 2008 9:44 am
Toast
Toast
22 September 2008

Carpet laying...

Carpet laying...

I noticed during construction of our house, that they'd come in and clean the floors fairly regularly. So the floor was clean when the tiles went down, and i'm assuming it…

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Toast
Sep 22, 2008 3:01 pm
Toast
VJ
VJ
22 September 2008

Contract - electricity

Contract - electricity

so far we are only paying for the water bills...

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VJ
Sep 22, 2008 5:29 pm
VJ
beegeers
beegeers
22 September 2008

Just signed up with M so excited

Just signed up with M so excited
1, 2

Congrats Penny - Good luck on the new venture - and hope the building process goes smoothly.... beegee

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beegeers
Sep 22, 2008 7:13 pm
joles
joles
22 September 2008

Window frames

Window frames

I'm just super careful where the furniture is placed in the second storey. We are in a two storey at the moment.... DS is 10 but I still make sure the furniture is away…

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joles
Sep 22, 2008 9:00 pm
joles
homeishome
homeishome
22 September 2008

Niche or void

Niche or void
1, 2

Thanks Wonderland, by the time i will decide finally on bricks, i will count the number of votes on each brick inclusing mine which goes to Blackwood and DH's which goes…

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homeishome
Sep 22, 2008 10:55 pm
davos69
davos69
23 September 2008

Henley Render Colours

Henley Render Colours

HI Simara, We rendered our H3nly home and l have reciently got the render type as we are building a letter box pillar. The products name is Armawall. It is a Taubmans…

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davos69
Sep 23, 2008 2:44 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
24 September 2008

smaller house built by apprentice builders?

smaller house built by apprentice builders?

A different treatment of customers based on how much they are paying? Sounds like the way the world works to me, why would builders be any…

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wakeboardandy
Sep 24, 2008 12:50 pm
wakeboardandy
donuts
donuts
24 September 2008

Site clearing

Site clearing

Gosh that's very rude! :evil: sammy, your situation is unfortunate too - it seems you were unlucky to have your neighbour building at the same time as you, if you are in an…

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donuts
Sep 24, 2008 8:21 pm
donuts
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
24 September 2008

Price increase after signing?

Price increase after signing?

Garn, my advice, contact the Building commission in Vic for some free advice. Heres their website: …

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PhoenixStar
Sep 24, 2008 11:22 pm
PhoenixStar
Casa2
Casa2
25 September 2008

GPO & Data Outlets

GPO & Data Outlets

When I said place furniture, I meant on the plans. Certainly make sure the data points are next to a power point. I'm aiming for roughly one double data point for every…

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Casa2
Sep 25, 2008 7:40 am
scardee66b
scardee66b
25 September 2008

Our House in Bayside Melbourne

Our House in Bayside Melbourne
1, 2, 3

A comment on Glenvill since we have moved in. We have had a couple of issues - plumbing, stormwater. They and the trades that have visited have been exceptional. ::cheerleader::

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scardee66b
Sep 25, 2008 8:25 am
Michelle
Michelle
25 September 2008

opinion on our external colour please

opinion on our external colour please

I think this all sound very nice, well done with your selections. Good luck with your build. :D

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Michelle
Sep 25, 2008 1:11 pm
Michelle
bel
bel
25 September 2008

clearing of trees on a slope.

clearing of trees on a slope.

Hi Snipfer, Welcome! I can't help you with costs as it really depends on so many different things (How many trees, sizes, access, stump grinding etc etc). Do you…

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bel
Sep 25, 2008 1:27 pm
bel
Elzbeth
Elzbeth
25 September 2008

Anyone have an experiences with Boutique Homes?

Anyone have an experiences with Boutique Homes?

Can I just say (as I have said once before!), that this site is awesone! Thanks for replying guys - am really pleased to of discovered you Mr T! Very keen to keep up to…

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Elzbeth
Sep 25, 2008 1:29 pm
bel
bel
25 September 2008

*Removed*

*Removed*

Hi Trevor, Welcome :D I'm in Sydney so can't recommend a building inspector (and we are having trouble finding one!) but I have learnt that you need to make sure…

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bel
Sep 25, 2008 1:43 pm
bel
Dale
Dale
25 September 2008

Building with M

Building with M

Hi, For some reason the forum doesn't let you upload files even though the facility is there. Take a look in the general discussion forum and there is a sticky…

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Dale
Sep 25, 2008 4:11 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
25 September 2008

Recommend Adelaide House Building Inspector?

Recommend Adelaide House Building Inspector?

probably 50% of them but we are getting there :) .

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DeeElle
Sep 25, 2008 4:45 pm
DeeElle


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