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thlo
thlo
7 December 2008

Finished At Last.

Finished At Last.
NSW

Our home is now completed after just over 4 months construction time.Pretty good considering the 14 rain days and 3 weeks Christmas…

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thlo
Dec 07, 2008 5:47 pm
thlo
VJ
VJ
7 December 2008

Hand Over Tomorrow!!!

Hand Over Tomorrow!!!
VIC
1, 2

I'm so jealous!!!! I want my house now!!!!!! I also want to be busy with handover stuff... :cry:

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VJ
Dec 07, 2008 9:10 pm
VJ
Grace16
Grace16
7 December 2008

should I change to colorbond roof?

should I change to colorbond roof?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Ooh, just the PD website nh, love that facade..that and the Sante Fe and Chicago....really nice, and doubley sure the Dune will look great!

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Grace16
Dec 07, 2008 10:40 pm
joles
joles
8 December 2008

New stage in planning

New stage in planning

King Willy, I think that's sort of the risk you take at the end of a street, that there may eventually be further development. :( I wouldn't worry too much about the…

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joles
Dec 08, 2008 9:14 am
joles
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
8 December 2008

WA: Anyone built/building with Ultim@te homes?

WA: Anyone built/building with Ultim@te homes?
WA

Yay! That's great to hear :D We're getting plans with all the changes we would like to make (both need and wants) given to us before Xmas to discuss (since I'm in Perth…

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mrs_smith
Dec 08, 2008 9:31 am
mrs_smith
Bec N Craig
Bec N Craig
8 December 2008

Can anyone recommend a good electrican - Melbourne West?

Can anyone recommend a good electrican - Melbourne West?
VIC

Cleago, My Partner is a sparky.... and we will be living in periwinkle way. :lol: Next street over. i wish you the best of luck im sure once we move in (may - June) if you…

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Bec N Craig
Dec 08, 2008 6:12 pm
Bec N Craig
kek
kek
8 December 2008

what brand of evaporative cooling does PD offer in promo?

what brand of evaporative cooling does PD offer in promo?
VIC

nh, the evap cooling offered for the Prestige range at least is by Brivis. And we specified our colour at the colour selection appointment - we had to match the roof…

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kek
Dec 08, 2008 6:38 pm
kek
nh
nh
8 December 2008

location of PD's ducted heating vents

location of PD's ducted heating vents
VIC

Thanks, Mozzie for your knowledge - very valid point. nh

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nh
Dec 08, 2008 9:54 pm
homeishome
homeishome
8 December 2008

DFH Platinum Pack can anyone advise to take it or not?

DFH Platinum Pack can anyone advise to take it or not?

Hi Darsh Am glad that you found my 2 cents worth useful. We have been through all this as well, so can understand what you feel. The $15000, upgrades for $1500 is a…

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homeishome
Dec 08, 2008 10:43 pm
fordehouse
fordehouse
9 December 2008

Surely someone has built with Rawson ? Someone ? Anyone ?

Surely someone has built with Rawson ? Someone ? Anyone ?
NSW

Hi, A friend of mine built with Rawson in Murrumbateman (outside Canberra). I haven't been to their place yet but they were very happy with the build and also the…

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fordehouse
Dec 09, 2008 8:52 am
eho
eho
9 December 2008

Where do the brickies go in those "possible showers&quo

Where do the brickies go in those "possible showers&quo

I have just given a call to my SS. A wrong batch of bricks got delivered!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :cry: :cry: :cry: That's why brickwork was called to halt. SS can't even tell me for sure when a…

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eho
Dec 09, 2008 9:55 am
eho
kek
kek
9 December 2008

Plaster Joins

Plaster Joins

We had some very obvious joins, and they showed up even more with our darker paint choices on the walls. The ceiling in our kitchen/family room was particularly bad, and…

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kek
Dec 09, 2008 11:39 am
kek
kek
kek
9 December 2008

PD Prestige estimated completion date vs actual

PD Prestige estimated completion date vs actual
VIC

Mozzie, I can ALMOST see the funny side of that. :roll: Maybe in a year or so, when it's all ancient history.... Right now, I'm still M.A.D.

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kek
Dec 09, 2008 12:20 pm
kek
anthony88
anthony88
9 December 2008

1st time builder- need help with bricks!!!

1st time builder- need help with bricks!!!
VIC
1, 2

hey well i have choosen the parchment brick with the standard grey mortor and grey roof tiles and it looks fine.. i was going to upgrade to the white mortor but as im only…

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anthony88
Dec 09, 2008 8:34 pm
16.SFC
16.SFC
9 December 2008

Colourbond or tiles on a new house

Colourbond or tiles on a new house
WA

Mrs SFC and I are building with SPH here in WA and we were given the choice of Colorbond or tiles for the roof, whichever we chose made no difference to the price. We went…

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16.SFC
Dec 09, 2008 10:31 pm
16.SFC
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


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