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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
kyiee81
kyiee81
25 September 2008

Second thoughts about roof tiles advice needed please!

Second thoughts about roof tiles advice needed please!
QLD

:lol: :lol: :lol: thanks everyone we did go with what we liked, we chose a walnut tile at our colour selection appt yesterday. I forgot to say that there is only 7 blocks of land in…

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kyiee81
Sep 25, 2008 8:48 pm
kyiee81
penny73
penny73
25 September 2008

How to "photoshop" your colour scheme

How to "photoshop" your colour scheme

I downloaded myvirtualhome but I think my system is a bit old to run it effectively ( and I have no idea how to update the drivers) I might give that other one a try (or…

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penny73
Sep 25, 2008 8:51 pm
brisvegas
brisvegas
25 September 2008

Walk through inspection

Walk through inspection

OK this might help did a google and hit some info albeit from an American sight but it's a starting point....... am pasting the lot below. Hope that helps Mr Magoo (LOVE…

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brisvegas
Sep 25, 2008 10:17 pm
jensta
jensta
26 September 2008

Where do we stand? HELP please!!

Where do we stand? HELP please!!

Yes, we were correct about the missing door at the back, and yes, they are rectifying it straight away. Goodo. We have come to an agreement on the eaves issue. According…

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jensta
Sep 26, 2008 8:07 am

While at the site recently, I noticed that one of the vertical posts has a small dent on it. It is the last post in a load bearing wall ... Should I be worried about…

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Duminda
Sep 26, 2008 9:35 am
Duminda
Trevor F
Trevor F
26 September 2008

House Inspectors' Book/Guide/Checklist?

House Inspectors' Book/Guide/Checklist?

That '2007_Standards_and_Tolerances.pdf' document is exactly what I was looking for, thanks. :D

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Trevor F
Sep 26, 2008 10:36 am
Trevor F
acm2269
acm2269
26 September 2008

Home Outlet for Blinds

Home Outlet for Blinds

Hi Hannah Thats amazing, its good you found something you like. Do let us know whatever you decide. And maybe some pics on the blinds that you…

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acm2269
Sep 26, 2008 2:15 pm
acm2269
sting
sting
26 September 2008

BUILT-IN WARDROBES

BUILT-IN WARDROBES

not too bad, has anyone done DIY BIR before? considering some places are charging $1k+ for them, this sounds alright...

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sting
Sep 26, 2008 3:25 pm
beegeers
beegeers
26 September 2008

Heigh of double storey AND councils

Heigh of double storey AND councils

Hi smeagol Thanks for that info We just went and submitted our permit application. As ur brother did we have attached relevant documentation images etc etc The…

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beegeers
Sep 26, 2008 10:13 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
27 September 2008

What is the bottom line??????

What is the bottom line??????
VIC

Wow :shock: This is what I don't follow here in sunny Sydney, my designated CSR, is the same one as Southies, :D although we are far apart on the build timeline (we haven't…

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HappyHome
Sep 27, 2008 2:34 pm
zozzles23
zozzles23
27 September 2008

Our Building Journey: Very early days

Our Building Journey: Very early days

Thanks Judie! I like the burgundy type colour better than the purple, think we will probably go for something like that for the porch section. Thanks for the tip Chris…

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zozzles23
Sep 27, 2008 11:42 pm
zozzles23
carolc
carolc
28 September 2008

Changed Builder and its our turn...

Changed Builder and its our turn...

Hello there, We paid deposit and signed first tender in Dec 2007. It is end of Sept of 2008. We haven't got the DA approved yet. My friend goes to Bellmarch with us.…

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carolc
Sep 28, 2008 12:56 am
Southies
Southies
28 September 2008

looking at building with EB basic or package ?

looking at building with EB basic or package ?
QLD

Ah well , after all that we just went with the packaged home :roll: ... If we are not happy with what they have will get a credit and do what we want…

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Southies
Sep 28, 2008 8:01 am
Southies
Casa2
Casa2
28 September 2008

Help! Crack in slab.

Help! Crack in slab.

I can't see the photos of your crack :(

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Casa2
Sep 28, 2008 12:57 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
28 September 2008

Base Price versus actual cost

Base Price versus actual cost
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I still think they should build to the standard price, if anything it gives the consumer the same starting point to work from rather than working…

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HappyHome
Sep 28, 2008 2:29 pm
leesy
leesy
28 September 2008

Premier Builders - Yarra Studio - Who has built one?

Premier Builders - Yarra Studio - Who has built one?

We have decided to build the Yarra Studio 249 by Premier Builders. I was hoping that somebody who has also built this house, could supply some photos of what your facade…

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leesy
Sep 28, 2008 4:34 pm
leesy
homeishome
homeishome
28 September 2008

Colour Selections

Colour Selections

Hi stonecutter which software did you buy from this website, as there are many options on this website

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homeishome
Sep 28, 2008 7:41 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 September 2008

Steel frame vs timber

Steel frame vs timber
1, 2

- If you live in a high risk termite area....go steel if you don't then its boils down to preference and there isn't any real differences between…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 28, 2008 7:53 pm
Dukekamaya
seakyl
seakyl
28 September 2008

External colours

External colours

Really love the hotham brick, It was our first choise until I discovered that my parents in law have that same brick. We have now gone with rattan- pgh. I think the…

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seakyl
Sep 28, 2008 9:17 pm
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
29 September 2008

Progress Payments Percentages

Progress Payments Percentages

Hmmm, definitely true for some but not…

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enigma_brennan
Sep 29, 2008 12:01 pm
enigma_brennan
beegeers
beegeers
29 September 2008

Costs when planning permit is delayed

Costs when planning permit is delayed

Hi What happens to the contract prices when planning permits are delayed or we realize that planning permit is required when contracts are ready? Would love to hear…

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beegeers
Sep 29, 2008 1:38 pm
kristofw
kristofw
29 September 2008

Charcoal roof and white or cream window frames?

Charcoal roof and white or cream window frames?

Blackish or dark red roof increases the ambient temperature by 5-10 degs. Meaning not only the house, but its immediate surroundings. It's even worse for dark, paved…

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kristofw
Sep 29, 2008 2:00 pm
kristofw
loretta
loretta
29 September 2008

Dark bricks & surfmist roof

Dark bricks & surfmist roof

thank you! i found the colorbond one last night but never knew of the burbank one. I will have a play. L

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loretta
Sep 29, 2008 4:51 pm
loretta
Clarity
Clarity
29 September 2008

Laying Grass before Handover???

Laying Grass before Handover???

I was thinking JUST before handover, like the week before-ish... I think I will wait till we're given a date for handover, speak to SS then and see if there is…

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Clarity
Sep 29, 2008 5:36 pm
Clarity

Hi lostlozza, The fire is a jetmaster 700D, gas with ceramic logs, you can get coals but we liked the look of wood. Fairly realistic. It has 2 fan speeds to pump out the…

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kirribilli
Sep 30, 2008 11:37 am
kirribilli


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