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kek
kek
10 December 2008

Convenant approvals... Evil Eaves...

Convenant approvals... Evil Eaves...

Glad you got your DA sorted out. Our builder took care of all the permits and approvals, so I can't really offer any advice there anyway. The only "issue" we had with the…

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kek
Dec 10, 2008 10:25 am
kek
snistr
snistr
10 December 2008

INSPECTIONS???

INSPECTIONS???

i would get the three inspections. If your frame is not right, then all the others wont be right either. We got a frame inspection and alot of things were picked up.

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snistr
Dec 10, 2008 2:24 pm
Casa2
Casa2
10 December 2008

Old HIA contracts

Old HIA contracts

In NSW the default compensation payment in the HIA contract is $1 per day!

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Casa2
Dec 10, 2008 5:07 pm
jspitz
jspitz
10 December 2008

Cost/difference b/w screw piles and bored concrete piers

Cost/difference b/w screw piles and bored concrete piers

Thanks Joles for the info, looks like anything with screw piles you are looking at 30K site costs-very annoying!!!!

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jspitz
Dec 10, 2008 10:18 pm
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
10 December 2008

Retaining walls

Retaining walls
VIC

We are getting approx 45m of retaining walls on our block at a cost of $12.7K. Part of the walls are over 1m high thereby needing engineering drawings I believe. We are…

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Back Pocket
Dec 10, 2008 10:42 pm
megzy
megzy
11 December 2008

Council Approval in Brisbane

Council Approval in Brisbane
QLD

Appreciate the info Louise. Thanks for the tip - I will give that a try

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megzy
Dec 11, 2008 9:30 am
zeke
zeke
11 December 2008

House facade

House facade
SA

Hi Craigburn 2008 I think your concerns are totally unfounded, but I can understand how they arise. I also feel a couple of comments from some responders re…

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zeke
Dec 11, 2008 12:04 pm
zeke
zeke
zeke
11 December 2008

Alf and Ails' Daydream 232

Alf and Ails' Daydream 232
NSW

Goodonyer Alf......best thread on this forum yet :D Just get that instamatic clicking mate. Cheers zeke

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zeke
Dec 11, 2008 6:12 pm
zeke
ozzroo
ozzroo
11 December 2008

Rust on metal grid?

Rust on metal grid?

Judie, If you are referring to the steel reinforcing then yes, much of it gets left outside and does gather some surface rust. When the slab is poured the…

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ozzroo
Dec 11, 2008 10:02 pm
woodsey
woodsey
12 December 2008

handover / 3 month maintenance check question

handover / 3 month maintenance check question
1, 2

Hi VJ, great post, interesting points!!! if you don't mind me asking what sorts of things did he pick up on, got me worried now, cause…

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woodsey
Dec 12, 2008 8:59 am
bobs007
bobs007
12 December 2008

Goldruby, Canberra, ACT

Goldruby, Canberra, ACT
ACT

Yes!! I agree I just moved to new last weekend. If I am doing next house, it would be with Matthew and Jason (GOLDRUBY). https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... t=canberra

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bobs007
Dec 12, 2008 1:35 pm
Spot
Spot
12 December 2008

What is the definition of roof cover re: progress payments?

What is the definition of roof cover re: progress payments?

We got a bill for lock up - said same thing about hideous amount of money - 10 days payment etc, we didn't have a door, and there were patches of roof missing - told them…

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Spot
Dec 12, 2008 2:53 pm
Dale
Dale
12 December 2008

gutter guard

gutter guard

Hi, We got a good price from this company and their customer service has been excellent: http://www.theleafman.com/ Dale.

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Dale
Dec 12, 2008 3:47 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
12 December 2008

How much did you negotiate?

How much did you negotiate?
VIC

When we received our quote we asked how much of a discount they would give to secure our business, as we had quotes on the same house (our own design) from other builders.…

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fairy blue
Dec 12, 2008 3:47 pm
fairy blue
homeishome
homeishome
12 December 2008

How much to extend the Alresco with PD?

How much to extend the Alresco with PD?
VIC

Hi J&R We are building Illoura 33 with PD. I must say you have a great taste :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: We took the quote from PD for extending the Alfresco and making it to…

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homeishome
Dec 12, 2008 5:45 pm
PringlesMk2
PringlesMk2
12 December 2008

Our Atlantique 32 in the Alamanda Estate...

Our Atlantique 32 in the Alamanda Estate...
VIC

Hey, Have you got any updates for us, Bec N Craig? I'm at Completion Stage, Atlantique 36 Mk2, CH.

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PringlesMk2
Dec 12, 2008 6:15 pm
PringlesMk2
PringlesMk2
12 December 2008

Any information on Hometec or Vogue

Any information on Hometec or Vogue

I have gone through some of their display homes.. I don't particularly like the presentation of the homes, but I dont know about their build quality. I dont really…

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PringlesMk2
Dec 12, 2008 6:27 pm
PringlesMk2
PringlesMk2
12 December 2008

Building The AtlantiqueMk2 - Carlisle Homes

Building The AtlantiqueMk2 - Carlisle Homes
VIC

Photos coming soon... Quick update - Bedhead wall, plaster hob all fixed. Split face brickwork delivered, but not yet put in.. All timber windows and doors have…

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PringlesMk2
Dec 12, 2008 6:33 pm
Helyn
Helyn
12 December 2008

Builder's markups

Builder's markups
WA

We were charged $29 for a towel ring - that's supply and installation.

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Helyn
Dec 12, 2008 6:39 pm
Helyn
zergling
zergling
13 December 2008

New Home Inspections

New Home Inspections
VIC

I used newhomeinspection Kevin he is good. We asked him to do final inspection before handover(its about $495 for single storey). There were about 15 defects which had to…

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zergling
Dec 13, 2008 12:35 am
kyton
kyton
13 December 2008

Updated update..lockem up Danno..sorry no pics

Updated update..lockem up Danno..sorry no pics
NSW
1, 2, 3

Drove past on our way to the Wiggles on Thursday SuH - it was a hive of activity!! There were so many cars and tradies there it looked excellent. At least they can now…

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kyton
Dec 13, 2008 9:12 am
kyton
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
13 December 2008

Internal garage question

Internal garage question

leg shackles on the children :lol: other than that a lock thats easy for you to open and hard/impossible for anyone else I think there a lock that has with a finger…

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Kevin Brown
Dec 13, 2008 10:44 am
Kevin Brown
stu
stu
15 December 2008

A good Lawyer in Brisbane?

A good Lawyer in Brisbane?
QLD

Just trying to keep this posting alive. It seems that the building industry doesnt get taken to court very often, as there arent any responses to this thread. Maybe this…

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stu
Dec 15, 2008 9:31 am
stu
joles
joles
15 December 2008

cancelling building contract

cancelling building contract

I have just been through this. The difference being, I pulled out because of their incompetence. Read through this thread... there was plenty of good advice for me....…

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joles
Dec 15, 2008 10:34 am
joles
Cozmo
Cozmo
15 December 2008

Tough Times for Builders....

Tough Times for Builders....
VIC

As this data is for November I dont think it will show the full effect from the increased FHBG. The sales rep in teh estate we are building said she had been flat out…

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Cozmo
Dec 15, 2008 1:27 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
15 December 2008

Maylands Manor all done (well mostly!)

Maylands Manor all done (well mostly!)
SA

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone!! it is very exciting. Of course all babies look the same but won't mine be the most beautiful? :lol: :wink: I am not sure what the name…

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MaylandsManor
Dec 15, 2008 1:56 pm
MaylandsManor
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 December 2008

Structural guarantee, does it matter??

Structural guarantee, does it matter??
VIC

You need to read the guarantee - what is guaranteed and what is not? I have a steel frame home been up for 12 yrs - no problems. Ed

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ECOECO
Dec 15, 2008 3:31 pm
ECOECO
kexkez
kexkez
15 December 2008

Incredible but true - handover done - the house is ours!!!

Incredible but true - handover done - the house is ours!!!
1, 2, 3

Fabulous to hear you finally made it into your home. I hope the last few weeks of the year start to make up for the previous months of annoyance. ( to put it mildly).…

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kexkez
Dec 15, 2008 10:15 pm
kexkez

OK, more information and a happy ending for us on this one :D First up the Rockwall soundscreen bats we are using are R2 compared to the R1.5 that the builders are…

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sdabel
Dec 15, 2008 10:40 pm
sdabel
eho
eho
15 December 2008

Boral lost my bricks!!!??!!!

Boral lost my bricks!!!??!!!

I certainly hope not!! If so, that means my SS is lying to me. This is no good because we still have a long way together…

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eho
Dec 15, 2008 11:57 pm
eho
chmaiden
chmaiden
16 December 2008

reporting theft to the police

reporting theft to the police

went round the site last night. whilst the front door was locked, the sliding doors at the back were all wide open - well 1 was wide open and the other had a pane…

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chmaiden
Dec 16, 2008 12:51 pm
amilelka
amilelka
16 December 2008

What is the ideal bedroom size?

What is the ideal bedroom size?
QLD

I would recommend that all minor bedrooms be at least 3.1 metres long - this allows the option of arranging two single beds in an 'L shaped' configuration in one corner. …

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amilelka
Dec 16, 2008 3:03 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
16 December 2008

what is the cost of a GATE on side fencing?

what is the cost of a GATE on side fencing?

Just got a quote for 4m of colorbond fence including a 1m gate $1500.

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Cozmo
Dec 16, 2008 3:05 pm
Eager
Eager
16 December 2008

Our Journey - At an end (though a new one has begun!)

Our Journey - At an end (though a new one has begun!)
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Ahhh, Fitzroy. What a bold decision, damo! Fitzroy is the quintessential Old Melbourne Town suburb. Even a country lad like me can see the appeal! :lol: You can almost…

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Eager
Dec 16, 2008 9:55 pm
Eager
FionaD
FionaD
17 December 2008

Website for house plans??

Website for house plans??

Thanks eho, I'll give it a go.

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FionaD
Dec 17, 2008 8:42 am
Eager
Eager
17 December 2008

BOUNDRY PEGS!!!

BOUNDRY PEGS!!!
VIC

Sorry about the mixup, eho, it was my misunderstanding. Great explanation, soda!

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Eager
Dec 17, 2008 4:41 pm
Eager
overthebuildingprocess
overthebuildingprocess
17 December 2008

What exactly constitutes "lock up" stage??

What exactly constitutes "lock up" stage??
VIC

Hi - sorry for the delay in replying everyone. Our lock up stage payment is 35%, so on top of what we've already paid, it will be 60 % of the total contract price. I…

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overthebuildingprocess
Dec 17, 2008 8:46 pm
Stormy
Stormy
18 December 2008

H3nley Carnaby

H3nley Carnaby

Hi Stormy, Sorry to hear things haven't gone that smoothly. That's the kind of thing that makes me uncomfortable about building. I know there…

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Stormy
Dec 18, 2008 1:55 pm
Stormy
Michelle
Michelle
18 December 2008

Picking colours tomorrow

Picking colours tomorrow

I don’t know anything about the building comp you are with. But here’s my advice for your colour selections. Go prepared! Have everything worked out so all you…

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Michelle
Dec 18, 2008 5:19 pm
Michelle
dymonite69
dymonite69
18 December 2008

ThermaCell = ICF (Insulated Concrete Formwork)

ThermaCell = ICF (Insulated Concrete Formwork)

Don't be fooled by the seemingly green credentials of the foam insulation. Concrete…

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dymonite69
Dec 18, 2008 8:16 pm
dymonite69
Judie
Judie
18 December 2008

Tree removal - Sydney North Shore

Tree removal - Sydney North Shore
NSW

I ended up emailing/calling a few places, and only one guy got back to me. He quoted the job this morning, and is removing the tree at 7.30am tomorrow. I thought his quote…

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Judie
Dec 18, 2008 10:43 pm
Judie
ahuang
ahuang
18 December 2008

Plaster inspection - i need some urgent advice please!!!!

Plaster inspection - i need some urgent advice please!!!!

Was it because there were leaking somewhere in the roof? How bad is it, do you have a photo to show us? Have a look at mine, and see how it compard to yours: we had 27…

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ahuang
Dec 18, 2008 11:06 pm
ahuang
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
19 December 2008

We got our plans! - Updated - plans now attached

We got our plans! - Updated - plans now attached

Great Room is just their fancy term for open plan living space. JamesBond - Balaustrade sorry I can't help. It's all part of the facade cost which was ridiculously…

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buildingadreamhome
Dec 19, 2008 9:38 am
buildingadreamhome
homeishome
homeishome
19 December 2008

Pre plaster inspection

Pre plaster inspection
VIC

Ok, got something spoke to a friend, who got her Mcon house inspected at all stages thriugh this company. I called then and left my # with the reception and got a call…

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homeishome
Dec 19, 2008 1:14 pm
raw29983
raw29983
19 December 2008

What constitutes Frame Stage

What constitutes Frame Stage

"Frame stage" means the stage when a building's frame is finished on a single storey home. On a 2-storey and split level constructions the frame of the garage and or…

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raw29983
Dec 19, 2008 3:23 pm
Willos74
Willos74
19 December 2008

Progress Payments to Builder

Progress Payments to Builder

Thanks Bob, it is a lovely…

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Willos74
Dec 19, 2008 4:13 pm
joles
joles
19 December 2008

Building with M3tricon - Land settled today

Building with M3tricon - Land settled today
1, 2

I walked away from M3tricon. About 2 weeks before site start so I'm not building with them. Just with Mendo.... double check all her answers. Sometimes "no" is actually…

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joles
Dec 19, 2008 5:25 pm
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