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penny73
penny73
11 September 2008

Anyone ever had any luck at getting capping reduced

Anyone ever had any luck at getting capping reduced

We are trying at the moment they know it will make the difference of whether we go with them or not. Basically one builder has offered a reasonable cap the other builder…

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penny73
Sep 11, 2008 12:45 pm
donuts
donuts
11 September 2008

Toilet Drain. Is it OK?

Toilet Drain. Is it OK?

I thought the same! Am not experienced in looking at this sort of thing but don't think you need to be - it should line up :?

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donuts
Sep 11, 2008 2:38 pm
donuts
VJ
VJ
11 September 2008

Off white mortar

Off white mortar
1, 2, 3

That's 'cos we have the same bricks, VJ!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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VJ
Sep 11, 2008 6:38 pm
VJ
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 September 2008

help with timber name

help with timber name

Tilling Lustre or similar perhaps? There are…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 11, 2008 7:15 pm
Dukekamaya
suh
suh
11 September 2008

Square Set Doors?

Square Set Doors?
NSW

I don't, but I saw a photo on Matt's blog. The doors where one handle was missing.

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suh
Sep 11, 2008 8:19 pm
suh
kdeux
kdeux
11 September 2008

Premium build - Do I need a premium builder?

Premium build - Do I need a premium builder?

hi just wondering if you ended up going with any particular builder and what the experience is like? i'm also considering two storey with apg / atrium homes / ross…

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kdeux
Sep 11, 2008 11:59 pm
kdeux
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penny73
Sep 12, 2008 9:46 am
HappyHome
HappyHome
12 September 2008

$40,000 worth for only $5,000 plus free steak knives deals

$40,000 worth for only $5,000 plus free steak knives deals

Thanks for the replies. We're all clever enough to know that nothing is for free :wink: I suppose this is what I wanted the thread to reflect, where we could be caught with…

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HappyHome
Sep 12, 2008 11:00 am
DaleReardon
DaleReardon
12 September 2008

Builders at Risk ......

Builders at Risk ......

Speaking of research I saw the http://www.bestbuilder.com.au website mentioned in a couple of psts here. However the site hasn't been working for at least the last few…

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DaleReardon
Sep 12, 2008 11:04 am
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
12 September 2008

Brisbane based private builder

Brisbane based private builder
QLD

I can't sorry. We built in Brisbane 11 years ago with Coral Homes and they were fantastic!!! My parents and a friend also went on to build with them.

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House-To-Be
Sep 12, 2008 11:25 am
kexkez
kexkez
12 September 2008

Info on APG Homes...PLEASE

Info on APG Homes...PLEASE

ah happyhome that makes sense I think I remember reading about your move in another post now. Nice to hear good news about a perth builder. :)

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kexkez
Sep 12, 2008 8:34 pm
kexkez
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
12 September 2008

Installation after handover?

Installation after handover?
1, 2

Told ya, You Tube is great!!!! Fool on those who don't look at you tube first :wink:

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House-To-Be
Sep 12, 2008 10:21 pm
VJ
VJ
12 September 2008

My New Dream Home

My New Dream Home

How long did it take from start of paper work until site works? Builder has done the soil tests, we're finalizing our selections at 501 and will be meeting…

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VJ
Sep 12, 2008 10:44 pm
VJ
petal
petal
13 September 2008

PD handover help needed

PD handover help needed

Also building with PD, but not up to that stage either! Good luck - make sure you keep us posted on your progress and the outcome! :wink:

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petal
Sep 13, 2008 10:11 am
petal
haywgl
haywgl
13 September 2008

PD People Please :)

PD People Please :)

Woohoo! Good to hear V :) How many R values did they do the external wall insulation too? Also did you get ceiling insulation too?

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haywgl
Sep 13, 2008 3:48 pm
haywgl
oztish
oztish
13 September 2008

Who is Kevin?

Who is Kevin?

Thanks! By the way, LOVE your username. You are reminding me of that episode of Seinfeld when Pennypacker, Vanderlay and Varnsson are inspecting that apartment...so funny.

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oztish
Sep 13, 2008 4:36 pm
rerob1
rerob1
13 September 2008

comparing building quotes

comparing building quotes

This is interesting...we went through a few builders to get quotes (estimates based on sketch design) with details on the types of finishes we were after and they all came…

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rerob1
Sep 13, 2008 10:01 pm
rerob1
amilelka
amilelka
13 September 2008

Junk and Disorder - New Home Required

Junk and Disorder - New Home Required

Looks like a great plan, I like the flow of all the rooms and the segregation between formal/ informal living. I would just recommend that you make sure you have…

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amilelka
Sep 13, 2008 11:10 pm
suh
suh
14 September 2008

Back to the drawing board

Back to the drawing board

We gave ours the chance to make it better and it paid off and like you didn't want to start over again and waste more time. Give them a chance, I am sure they can do it.

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suh
Sep 14, 2008 10:20 am
suh
Southies
Southies
14 September 2008

BASIX for dummies

BASIX for dummies

So, you have two choices. Do everything exactly as in your current BASIX cert and then make changes after you get th occupancy cert or Do a new…

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Southies
Sep 14, 2008 2:40 pm
Southies
Adrian B
Adrian B
14 September 2008

HELP HELP!!!!! M3trlcon vs banks

HELP HELP!!!!! M3trlcon vs banks

We went thru the big M and had no issues with finance. I think that it is unreasonable for the builder to get the permits before signing on the dotted line. Perhaps it…

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Adrian B
Sep 14, 2008 8:23 pm
Adrian B
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 September 2008

Has a thread disappeared

Has a thread disappeared

Hi Steve, It was not. The comment has been moderated. The thread is now back. :)

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mattwalker
Sep 15, 2008 11:37 am
mattwalker
VJ
VJ
15 September 2008

I'm starting to build our dream home

I'm starting to build our dream home
VIC

Hi mheloy2, Welcome to the forum! What sort of house are you planning to build - single or double storey? How about the size? Have you been looking at different…

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VJ
Sep 15, 2008 9:58 pm
VJ
bunky
bunky
16 September 2008

Fixed price site costs or soil test and survey?Point Cook

Fixed price site costs or soil test and survey?Point Cook

May be worth trying to get an engineering plan for your stage if you don't have on already. Check if the lot will contain fill, if so it will…

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bunky
Sep 16, 2008 9:44 am

From memory... and this may be wrong.... Helyn and Lorraine both have arches in their new homes. your memory serves you well!! We have…

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Helyn
Sep 16, 2008 9:47 am
Helyn
papa
papa
16 September 2008

Carnaby Home Design - H3nley Properties

Carnaby Home Design - H3nley Properties
1, 2, 3

Just to let everyone know that we have now arrange our first new home inspection with the Warranties departement...How EXCITEMENT!!! Also some info on my issue…

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papa
Sep 16, 2008 10:17 am
sireza
sireza
16 September 2008

Guaranteed Completion

Guaranteed Completion

Thanks for clearing this one out Toast.

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sireza
Sep 16, 2008 12:21 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
16 September 2008

PD Tiles Selection

PD Tiles Selection

All We just received a letter from NT that the tiles (Villamanta Smoke) we selected have been discontinued and they have offered us a new tiles (Kimberly Smoke).…

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hysterical1144
Sep 16, 2008 6:38 pm
overthemoon
overthemoon
18 September 2008

Timber Flooring/Stairs

Timber Flooring/Stairs

Finally, we have chosen our colors and done other selections. We opted for the American White Oak timber flooring from the builders. However, for the stairs and hand…

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overthemoon
Sep 18, 2008 1:15 pm
thebuildingsurv
thebuildingsurv
18 September 2008

PD Customers - Council approval

PD Customers - Council approval

Porter davis would not use council for the building permit they would use a private building surveyor, who for volume builders should not take more than 2 weeks for a…

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thebuildingsurv
Sep 18, 2008 1:54 pm
Newbies
Newbies
18 September 2008

PCV - Microwave Door Cost?

PCV - Microwave Door Cost?

hi! just looked at our contract...and we have the variation: Provide 2no. approx 700mm wide 2 drawer pot drawer units to the kitchen in lieu of standard double…

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Newbies
Sep 18, 2008 8:00 pm
Newbies
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
18 September 2008

Has anyone used pgh 'rattan' bricks

Has anyone used pgh 'rattan' bricks

We're building with PHG Rattan!! http://www.forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=9424 No where near seeing how they look in real life, but we thought they looked…

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JellyLegs
Sep 18, 2008 9:13 pm
JellyLegs
homeishome
homeishome
19 September 2008

New Blog PD Illoura 33

New Blog PD Illoura 33

hello fellow Illourian A month after the contract is not bad at all. fingers crossed and i have been following your progress through ur thread, you must be…

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homeishome
Sep 19, 2008 12:18 pm
homebuddy925
homebuddy925
19 September 2008

Color Selection Process with

Color Selection Process with

We are about to start with color selection with any feedback on what to expect??

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homebuddy925
Sep 19, 2008 3:49 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
19 September 2008

Austral Melbourne Range

Austral Melbourne Range

We are building with the Hawthorn bricks but our house hasn't started yet so I don't have pics. Apparently the Hawthorn is a very popular brick

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brendondanielle
Sep 19, 2008 6:02 pm
shazburger
shazburger
19 September 2008

Sliding doors - PD standard locks

Sliding doors - PD standard locks

We are planning on getting security sliding flywire doors and we will get better security on those. Will have to think of which way our doors slide as well.

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shazburger
Sep 19, 2008 7:27 pm
shazburger
Izzys123
Izzys123
19 September 2008

Home built by Porter Davies

Home built by Porter Davies

We're building PD Lifestyle. I'd keep away from Prestige, too many complaints. Lifestyle have a good range and you will get the same quality for a cheaper price. Do not…

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Izzys123
Sep 19, 2008 9:30 pm
gpierce
gpierce
19 September 2008

YOUR OPINION NEEDED! - 4 PANEL INTERNAL DOOR VS 5 PANEL?

YOUR OPINION NEEDED! - 4 PANEL INTERNAL DOOR VS 5 PANEL?
1, 2

I like the 6 panel. They are classics and they never date in my opinion. Greg

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gpierce
Sep 19, 2008 10:32 pm
Maxie
Maxie
19 September 2008

Crooked Walls.........what to do

Crooked Walls.........what to do

Oh, I've started packing - we just haven't…

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Maxie
Sep 19, 2008 10:54 pm
Maxie
brittany
brittany
19 September 2008

BAD site costs given to me at tender :(

BAD site costs given to me at tender :(

Our site costs are close to $50000. For that I get a whole lot of concrete piers and retaining walls that no-one will ever see.

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brittany
Sep 19, 2008 11:53 pm
brittany
scardee66b
scardee66b
20 September 2008

Melbourne Rain highlights our latest problem

Melbourne Rain highlights our latest problem

We have a sealed storm water system, this allows us to capture all roof water into tanks. We are about to start significant landscaping. Including concrete paths…

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scardee66b
Sep 20, 2008 9:39 am
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haywgl
Sep 20, 2008 10:43 am
haywgl
penny73
penny73
20 September 2008

Anyone know the cost of a cat 2 brick upgrade with M???

Anyone know the cost of a cat 2 brick upgrade with M???

We are going to sign with M tomorrow!!! Still looking at bricks and had hoped to find something we could live with in the standard range but the best we can come up…

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penny73
Sep 20, 2008 4:24 pm
Stormy
Stormy
20 September 2008

Assest Protection from Council for Demolition

Assest Protection from Council for Demolition

I ended up ringing the Council to check about the Asset Protection for the construction, and 'apparently' they will send out the Permit to H3nley, once the demo has…

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Stormy
Sep 20, 2008 7:28 pm
Stormy
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
21 September 2008

Black theatre room??

Black theatre room??

I would not recommend black.. it is way too hard to maintain. For my theatre room I will be painting walls and ceiling a dark grey and will be having a dark grey…

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wakeboardandy
Sep 21, 2008 10:30 am
wakeboardandy
beegeers
beegeers
21 September 2008

Independent Inspector and Contract

Independent Inspector and Contract

Hi We plan to use the services of Independent Inspector like Kevin. Our aim is to withhold payments until defect identified by the inspector is fixed. Has anybody…

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beegeers
Sep 21, 2008 11:56 am
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


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