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d@n
Jul 26, 2008 12:50 pm
Michelle
Michelle
26 July 2008

Help - External Colours!

Help - External Colours!

Good luck with it all!!!! :D

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Michelle
Jul 26, 2008 9:44 pm
Michelle
Judie
Judie
26 July 2008

NSW Basix & detention tanks...

NSW Basix & detention tanks...

Ancient Mariner - these costs are specific to Ku-ring-gai Council. They like to make you jump through flaming hoops! I feel the pain: I'm trying to jump them right now. Judie

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Judie
Jul 26, 2008 10:21 pm
Judie
kkaz
kkaz
27 July 2008

Steep Site Costs

Steep Site Costs

[quote=" The shadecloth may be due to the proximity to the trainline - to prevent tools and objects falling onto the lines and tracks. Hmmm... I never thought…

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kkaz
Jul 27, 2008 8:08 am
Justin
Justin
27 July 2008

Should we be concerned bad feedback on our builder

Should we be concerned bad feedback on our builder

In my opinion if you're dealing with a builder that does any type of volume, the concept of them being "your builder" is really just a fallacy. I believe builders such as…

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Justin
Jul 27, 2008 1:27 pm
Clarity
Clarity
27 July 2008

Our journey begins …

Our journey begins …
1, 2

Congrats on your demolition, hope you were able to see it! Your floor plans and elevation and mock up plans look fantastic! I think its a great design especially…

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Clarity
Jul 27, 2008 2:50 pm
Clarity
kyiee81
kyiee81
27 July 2008

Is this OK. I know I wouldn't have been happy .... :(

Is this OK. I know I wouldn't have been happy .... :(

The house next door to us is being built at the moment. Obviously, they are having great difficulty attracting a brickie, because everything…

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kyiee81
Jul 27, 2008 7:59 pm
kyiee81
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
28 July 2008

Site Costs?

Site Costs?
1, 2

All our sites costs were included, except for any slab variation, we allowed an extra $5,000 when we signed our contract. Our soil test showed we…

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Tony & Emma
Jul 28, 2008 8:25 am
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
28 July 2008

******* Deliveries (Or where did my other stuff go?)

******* Deliveries (Or where did my other stuff go?)

best of luck getting them back! Don't like your chances much though as I think somebody else has built a barbie with them by now.

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Peter_OZ
Jul 28, 2008 8:50 am
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
28 July 2008

Looking for a PCI inspector at Craigieburn area

Looking for a PCI inspector at Craigieburn area

Hi Guys, for you who got Kevin to inspect your home. How long did it take to receive your report? It's been nearly a week and I still haven't got the list. Not sure this…

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tomking.chen
Jul 28, 2008 9:56 am
tomking.chen
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
28 July 2008

Standing ground

Standing ground

Hello everyone, Well it has been a busy time in the past few months, but we recently attended our PCI, which was surpising given that the house…

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Peter_OZ
Jul 28, 2008 10:06 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 July 2008

some houses do go up fast

some houses do go up fast
QLD

Got your drift....works for me.

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to_do_list
Jul 28, 2008 11:54 am
to_do_list
jrnetwork
jrnetwork
28 July 2008

Fencing companies in west suburbs of melb

Fencing companies in west suburbs of melb

hiya all, Is there an easy place to find a list of fencing companies in the western suburbs of melbourne.. that people have either used or received quotes from? I…

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jrnetwork
Jul 28, 2008 1:34 pm
jrnetwork
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
28 July 2008

has anyone built with burbank.

has anyone built with burbank.

Our payment break-down is slightly different, we pay 35% on lock up and 25% on…

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Tony & Emma
Jul 28, 2008 3:42 pm
pauhl
pauhl
28 July 2008

Building on a slope (large)

Building on a slope (large)

Hi - Im wanting to move to the Adelaide hills and want a rough idea on how much footing cost to build on the side of a hill? Is there a rought rule of thumb?

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pauhl
Jul 28, 2008 10:28 pm
Toast
Toast
29 July 2008

Nearly there!!

Nearly there!!
1, 2

Its stencilled concrete but I think it looks great. The website our builder told us to look at for colour and pattern options was

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Toast
Jul 29, 2008 9:24 am
Toast
Peer
Peer
29 July 2008

Disappointed in marketing of Display Homes

Disappointed in marketing of Display Homes
1, 2

So far I found only Allcastle homes to be reasonable in terms of base price. Their price include what ever you see on display (- coverings and…

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Peer
Jul 29, 2008 12:29 pm
davino
davino
29 July 2008

Stormwater Drainage Certificate

Stormwater Drainage Certificate

Hi, Thanks for all your replies, our builder got a quote and it was fairly reasonable, so we went ahead -no markup either ! The engineers in their tender letter…

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davino
Jul 29, 2008 1:21 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
29 July 2008

Beechwood Sold

Beechwood Sold
NSW

that is excellent news for al lconcerned, normally there are no winners in these collapses. A shame Ansett was not sold as agoing concern too!

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Peter_OZ
Jul 29, 2008 3:09 pm
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Peter_OZ
Jul 29, 2008 5:12 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
29 July 2008

New site problems - lots of fill

New site problems - lots of fill

Thanks for your replies. We have decided to back out, disappointing as a great location but just too risky...Back to looking…

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Peter_OZ
Jul 29, 2008 6:21 pm
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MeThinks
Jul 29, 2008 7:03 pm
Casa2
Casa2
29 July 2008

When the Architect doubles your budget!

When the Architect doubles your budget!

Okay guys - this is where we're up to. Thank you all for your advice so far. We have called the Australian Institute of Architects and have…

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Casa2
Jul 29, 2008 7:42 pm
petal
petal
29 July 2008

Modern Flat Style Roof Tiles and Sarking?

Modern Flat Style Roof Tiles and Sarking?
NSW
1, 2

Btw our roof was pretty much finished today (at loooong last!) :D

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petal
Jul 29, 2008 11:18 pm
petal
MJAB
MJAB
30 July 2008

Fridge + water = ?

Fridge + water = ?

are you really talking about a drain point to drain a potential leakage outside or down an adjacent drain ??? A friend a plumber told us to put a drain under fridge and…

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MJAB
Jul 30, 2008 1:11 pm
Lorraine44
Lorraine44
31 July 2008

Buying home and land package what to look out for?

Buying home and land package what to look out for?

Not all small building companies are nightmares! Ours only build around 45 houses a year but we extremely pleased with the quality and workmanship of our house. Nothing…

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Lorraine44
Jul 31, 2008 5:58 pm
Lorraine44
snistr
snistr
31 July 2008

Temporary Crossing Question

Temporary Crossing Question

Maybe they are using the wrong terminology? Perhaps they are referring to mud-prevention whereby the Melton council does require you to have…

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snistr
Jul 31, 2008 7:33 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
31 July 2008

WARNING: Check your window &door profiles before signin

WARNING: Check your window &door profiles before signin

Looking at that picture I can't actually work out what the heck I'm looking at. Those sections of the frame protruding that you have outlined don't look like they are…

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Mozzie
Jul 31, 2008 9:00 pm
Mozzie
Lyn
Lyn
31 July 2008

roof pitch and ceiling height costs

roof pitch and ceiling height costs

Here I was thinking "wow- we didn't pay that much for 2700mm…

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Lyn
Jul 31, 2008 9:49 pm
Sahana
Sahana
31 July 2008

Wattyl/Pascol colours

Wattyl/Pascol colours

Thanks Michelle, will head down to Bunnings over the weekend and try that.

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Sahana
Jul 31, 2008 10:10 pm
lobo
lobo
1 August 2008

Excess soil removal charges

Excess soil removal charges

Simple Rule... Speak to the person working and offer cash. I have always found it works wonders and is very very cost effective. In todays market there is nothing…

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lobo
Aug 01, 2008 2:07 am
lobo
MJAB
MJAB
1 August 2008

concrete slab waterproofing

concrete slab waterproofing

Hi 'chelle You do need a ventilation gap with fan (solar is popular) everyone tells me that It does look like he has made reasonable provision with a lot of drainage…

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MJAB
Aug 01, 2008 12:07 pm
Minx
Minx
1 August 2008

Section 96...

Section 96...

You did know that a basement is going to very much increase the cost of the build? I know of someone that spent…

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Minx
Aug 01, 2008 1:47 pm
Toast
Toast
1 August 2008

Rainwater for laundry - any problems???

Rainwater for laundry - any problems???

I was looking for a similar thing myself recently... i found this mob makes…

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Toast
Aug 01, 2008 5:38 pm
Toast
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
1 August 2008

Plans and Measures

Plans and Measures

On our plans it says something like..... "dimensions are to internal brick add approx "xxmm" for finished dimensions". If that wasn't on there, I would have thought it…

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monkeyupatree
Aug 01, 2008 7:00 pm
monkeyupatree
kyiee81
kyiee81
1 August 2008

A question for all the women out there...

A question for all the women out there...
QLD
1, 2

Oh I spent nearly 8 years doing that, got on every course at their expense I could think of and one of the reasons I trippled my salary! Contrary to…

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kyiee81
Aug 01, 2008 7:20 pm
kyiee81
Paula
Paula
1 August 2008

Practical Completion ............. finally

Practical Completion ............. finally

Yes those windows will make putting on make up a breeze - no horrible down light to cast shadows. Great Idea.

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Paula
Aug 01, 2008 8:17 pm
Paula
Michelle
Michelle
1 August 2008

Comments on Silkwood flooring

Comments on Silkwood flooring

It’s basically like any other type of wood flooring. Silkwood is just the type of timber. Yes check out a show room, if you see it and are explained to how it…

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Michelle
Aug 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Michelle
Paula
Paula
2 August 2008

Trespassing?

Trespassing?

I checked with a lawyer at work - trespassing is technically when you're on another's property. However, you can only be legally charged…

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Paula
Aug 02, 2008 8:30 am
Paula
DeeElle
DeeElle
2 August 2008

Contract Gotchas

Contract Gotchas
1, 2

Just wanted to put my two cents worth in :D . We put down 3K with a builder and then didn't sell our house and had to forfeit the deposit. This made us furious as they…

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DeeElle
Aug 02, 2008 1:13 pm
DeeElle
to_do_list
to_do_list
2 August 2008

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

That's when the…

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to_do_list
Aug 02, 2008 8:47 pm
to_do_list
smeagol
smeagol
4 August 2008

Pros and Cons of Terracotta vs Colorbond roof

Pros and Cons of Terracotta vs Colorbond roof

Hi All, Would love opinions from everyone regarding if its worth paying a little over $2K to upgrade from Colorbond metal roof to Terracotta semi glaze tiles for my…

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smeagol
Aug 04, 2008 11:00 am
smeagol
Clarity
Clarity
4 August 2008

post contract variations - interior

post contract variations - interior

We've made a few changes post-contract and even some since building has started... A big pain in the bum!! But it did have to be put in writing so it needed to go through…

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Clarity
Aug 04, 2008 12:33 pm
Clarity
Toast
Toast
4 August 2008

Garage Door Gaps / Tolerances

Garage Door Gaps / Tolerances

Ah right... makes sense now :) So it is bowed as if someone was pushing up against it. I wonder if that is because the opening is too narrow and flexing it outwards?…

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Toast
Aug 04, 2008 12:52 pm
Toast
thesunchaser
thesunchaser
4 August 2008

poor brick work.. PLEASE HELP!!! WE HAVE RESULTS!!! THANKS!

poor brick work.. PLEASE HELP!!! WE HAVE RESULTS!!! THANKS!
1, 2

i'm having the same issue with my bricks. i have read the Guide to Standards and Tolerances document and have raised defects regarding my bricks. My builder is looking…

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thesunchaser
Aug 04, 2008 12:56 pm
just started
just started
4 August 2008

How much do builders actually pay for a contour survey?

How much do builders actually pay for a contour survey?

We had a very similar situation to you, though it was in late 2006. We signed a prelim contract but included condition "Deposit Fully refundable until Cost estimate is…

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just started
Aug 04, 2008 2:12 pm
amylacy
amylacy
4 August 2008

Pool recommendations

Pool recommendations

Hi Mike, I am in Melbourne so not much help to you regarding anyone local. I have recently put a pool in via Compass Pools. Not sure if they are in Sydney, but I…

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amylacy
Aug 04, 2008 3:16 pm
oztish
oztish
4 August 2008

Additional Concrete Charge

Additional Concrete Charge

Apparently they estimate how much concrete will be required, dependant on certain factors and certain soil types/composition. Then when they actually go out and start…

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oztish
Aug 04, 2008 7:51 pm


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