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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
Paula
Paula
15 October 2008

Cost of adding an ensuite to a new build.

Cost of adding an ensuite to a new build.

You will LOVE it Jo!!! I think its worth the money to have your own space. Mmm what to delete??? Not the bar :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Paula
Oct 15, 2008 10:57 am
Paula
Southies
Southies
15 October 2008

Building Specification Checklist

Building Specification Checklist

Hi mikeg12 - welcome. Great forum to get advice. I think though, you'd get better responses if you started a thread in the Owner Builder sectoin.

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Southies
Oct 15, 2008 11:46 am
Southies
stillwaters
stillwaters
15 October 2008

How to find information on a builder??

How to find information on a builder??

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I think references may the the only way to go, only problem is that any smart builder would only give you references for builds that go…

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stillwaters
Oct 15, 2008 1:06 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
15 October 2008

Outdoor window shutters

Outdoor window shutters

Hey thats a good Motto, and don't be sorry I will remind DH that the outside is his cleaning area and it will all work out fine. I will remid him once they are installed…

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gweluphome
Oct 15, 2008 1:07 pm
supapig
supapig
15 October 2008

Underground Powerpit

Underground Powerpit

Hi all I was wondering if anyone was building on subdivided land? We are currently and were asked by our builder to put in a service pit request. This is so we can have…

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supapig
Oct 15, 2008 3:11 pm
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
15 October 2008

First Homebuyers Grant Increase to $21k

First Homebuyers Grant Increase to $21k
NSW
1, 2

Hmmm... new 13 square house plus 4 square garage 70kms from Melbourne CBD = $240,000 ... so $221,000 after FHOG for established houses... Still…

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Back Pocket
Oct 15, 2008 5:08 pm
Southies
Southies
15 October 2008

BIG KEV Building Inspection Reports

BIG KEV Building Inspection Reports
NSW

Any particular reason why you didn't have the pre-plaster inspection, waterhaven?

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Southies
Oct 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Southies
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
15 October 2008

New Display Village Opening (34 Homes). Mernda/Doreen Area.

New Display Village Opening (34 Homes). Mernda/Doreen Area.

I did a drive through on sunday and quite alot of them are open already. I'm not sure which ones, but I have been through the orbit homes ones, they opened quite a few weeks back.

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wakeboardandy
Oct 15, 2008 7:29 pm
wakeboardandy
Eager
Eager
15 October 2008

A dilemma...

A dilemma...

Here's a different view. Up until a couple of days ago you weren't going to get the $21k anyway, so if you miss out, have you really lost anything? Your budget, no doubt,…

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Eager
Oct 15, 2008 8:22 pm
Eager
Judie
Judie
15 October 2008

Knocking Down Costs - Can we sell anything to get some back?

Knocking Down Costs - Can we sell anything to get some back?

Hi dflaks. Just wanted to welcome another building in Ku-ring-gai. It doesn't sound like you'll get the house out without damaging/removing the trees. Might be better to…

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Judie
Oct 15, 2008 8:26 pm
Judie
paddy
paddy
15 October 2008

hydronic heating

hydronic heating

Give Branco Boilers a ring 6255 6881 they are located in Queanbeyan, should be able to get you out of trouble. Cheers Michael

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paddy
Oct 15, 2008 8:52 pm
piranha
piranha
16 October 2008

No Footing

No Footing

good point sounds like a legit concern to me maybe something you need to speak to engineer about

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piranha
Oct 16, 2008 1:24 am
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
16 October 2008

meeting your SS

meeting your SS

Well I have showed DH all your answers and he does think that it would be a good idea after all. So will get him to arrange a time to meet our SS.... will make a list of…

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monkeyupatree
Oct 16, 2008 12:28 pm
monkeyupatree
brittany
brittany
16 October 2008

Easement/ Retaining wall question

Easement/ Retaining wall question

From our experience I would assume you do have to apply to your water authority for permission. We did and it was fiddly and took weeks. Since I have spoken to heaps of…

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brittany
Oct 16, 2008 8:33 pm
brittany
kyton
kyton
16 October 2008

Long (<40m) slab design

Long (<40m) slab design
QLD

Sorry ours is 32m in length so no help here. Could you maybe try some builders like Kingstone Homes - they have quite a lot of loooooong homes (with nice huuuuuge prices…

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kyton
Oct 16, 2008 8:59 pm
kyton


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