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ausdesign
ausdesign
29 August 2008

stormwater plan

stormwater plan

Even if the stormwater was 'to be done by owner', the layout & discharge should have been included on the submitted drawings. The builder would know this or at least who…

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ausdesign
Aug 29, 2008 5:23 pm
ausdesign
Southies
Southies
30 August 2008

Eden Brae contract

Eden Brae contract

Hi, Southies, yes we have seen the "standard electrical plan" they gave me one to have a look at tender stage but the one in the contract is…

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Southies
Aug 30, 2008 7:51 am
Southies
Mal
Mal
30 August 2008

Building with CH in Melbourne

Building with CH in Melbourne

I think the owner of Carlisle Homes might have a little something to say about that now! He was / is not a big fan of my blog and made it…

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Mal
Aug 30, 2008 8:17 am
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
30 August 2008

A question about our roof colour - savannah

A question about our roof colour - savannah
QLD

mmm wonder whether a koala could bear the look? hohoho yuk yuk sorry bored!

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Peter_OZ
Aug 30, 2008 7:36 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
30 August 2008

Are we mad going with Clarendon?

Are we mad going with Clarendon?

A big thank you to everyone. :D Thank goodness for sites like this where real stories are told with no razzle dazzle thrown in. We've decided to go elsewhere, too many…

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HappyHome
Aug 30, 2008 8:53 pm
donuts
donuts
31 August 2008

Concrete tiles to Colorbond roofing

Concrete tiles to Colorbond roofing

We paid $2000 to upgrade to Colorbond. Not sure about insulation, but one advantage is that it's lighter than tiles so doesn't place as much stress on the frame. I…

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donuts
Aug 31, 2008 9:58 am
donuts
gweluphome
gweluphome
31 August 2008

Flooring/Lighting/Decks etc

Flooring/Lighting/Decks etc

Another example (but this is crazy WA pricing) If we get the builder to paint our house internally......just our walls......(ceilings,doors and door frames are included…

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gweluphome
Aug 31, 2008 1:47 pm
Sahana
Sahana
31 August 2008

As promised! Lorraine and Simons house build.

As promised! Lorraine and Simons house build.

Dear Lorraine, Love your house esp your kitchen. Just wanted to ask, are your cupboards vinyl or polyurethane? CaI ask what company and profile you used for your doors…

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Sahana
Aug 31, 2008 2:33 pm
haywgl
haywgl
31 August 2008

Help needed from my homies!!! PD querie

Help needed from my homies!!! PD querie
VIC

I also changed from 2 banks of 2 pot drawers to the 2 banks of 3 pot drawers so it can definatly be done. I was charged $788 for this - we didn't get pot drawers in our…

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haywgl
Aug 31, 2008 4:25 pm
haywgl
lisa_may_22
lisa_may_22
31 August 2008

Fairmont Homes Adelaide

Fairmont Homes Adelaide

Nope. We're building with Sterling Homes. Very slow, very unorganised. Not sure whether all builders are like that, but it's so frustrating!

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lisa_may_22
Aug 31, 2008 6:13 pm
lisa_may_22

Can it be finished in 8 weeks...?

Can it be finished in 8 weeks...?

Sounds a lot like our builder. We signed up November last year and we only have the slab boxed up - still waiting for concrete! Doesn't help that the builder has to…

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overthebuildingprocess
Aug 31, 2008 8:21 pm
seals
seals
31 August 2008

Anyone built with Naxos in Melbourne

Anyone built with Naxos in Melbourne

Eveing All, Looking at siging with Naxos who are located in Keysborough - Melbourne. Anyone used them or heard anything about the?? Thanks All... Christian

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seals
Aug 31, 2008 9:23 pm
scardee66b
scardee66b
1 September 2008

Drawings and Engineering front Brick Fence

Drawings and Engineering front Brick Fence

Hi, Does anyone have recommendations for enginnering of front fence of brick (old reds? and rendered) approx 1.8 to 2 metres high. Southern Melb area? Fence will be…

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scardee66b
Sep 01, 2008 11:45 am
anthony88
anthony88
1 September 2008

Anyone built the Broadwater home from simonds

Anyone built the Broadwater home from simonds

ha! well yeah a guess not quite as expensive as some if you rather.. building in south gippsland victoria

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anthony88
Sep 01, 2008 12:11 pm
haywgl
haywgl
1 September 2008

Need to remove a sq from this house so it is in our budget

Need to remove a sq from this house so it is in our budget

Awesome! Wow they are some great extras from Urban Edge ;) I was still deciding on bathroom tiles until the day I had my appointment, so I know how stressful it can be ;)

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haywgl
Sep 01, 2008 3:39 pm
haywgl
Southies
Southies
1 September 2008

All you need to know about Eden Brae

All you need to know about Eden Brae

Hi Happyhome, actually found out myself that it was finally approved. LAST WEEK !!!!!! That makes it 8 weeks. Not bad, considering I'd heard how difficult they…

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Southies
Sep 01, 2008 5:37 pm
Southies
bert02
bert02
1 September 2008

creating a few stickys that may be handy

creating a few stickys that may be handy

iv searched and didnt get what i wanted and thought that these would be some very good things to know b4 u bild the house first thing was financial institutions that…

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bert02
Sep 01, 2008 7:53 pm
OurHouseonHighgrove
OurHouseonHighgrove
2 September 2008

M3tricon in Victoria - General consensus

M3tricon in Victoria - General consensus

Hi I was looking atbuilding with another builder and did some searching. Apparently (found all information on-line through the Age) PD are sueing them and a number of…

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OurHouseonHighgrove
Sep 02, 2008 6:54 pm
anthony88
anthony88
2 September 2008

stackstone

stackstone

thanks michelle and others

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anthony88
Sep 02, 2008 8:00 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
2 September 2008

Has anyone used Austral Nougat bricks????

Has anyone used Austral Nougat bricks????

Nougat was one of the bricks we had chosen. We ended up going to the other end of the scale to a dark brick. Ring austral and they will give you addresses of houses that…

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brendondanielle
Sep 02, 2008 8:42 pm
louise_amesbury
louise_amesbury
2 September 2008

PD Access range can anyone reccomend a good sales rep?

PD Access range can anyone reccomend a good sales rep?

Hi Penny, I am building a home from Porter Davis access range. My sales rep was Jason at the Lyndhurst display centre. He was really good and very prompt getting back…

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louise_amesbury
Sep 02, 2008 9:20 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 September 2008

Bad Ceiling Insulation Installation

Bad Ceiling Insulation Installation

Thats not good enough. ' Gaps like that wil reduce you insulations thermal perfoamcne big time. Industry estimates are that 5% of the surface not being insultaed…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 02, 2008 10:18 pm
Yak_Chat
overthebuildingprocess
overthebuildingprocess
3 September 2008

bi-fold flyscreens

bi-fold flyscreens

Hi Penny Just been through the same thing myself. You can get them built in with Homeview and canterbury doors, or you can look at the following options.

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overthebuildingprocess
Sep 03, 2008 6:46 pm
Michelle
Michelle
3 September 2008

+ GST?

+ GST?

:lol: :lol: :lol: yep...your…

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Michelle
Sep 03, 2008 8:30 pm
Michelle
JoBen
JoBen
4 September 2008

PD 24/7

PD 24/7

i emailed our csc adn she sent it out- we got it yesterday- i applied in april!!

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JoBen
Sep 04, 2008 10:49 am
acm2269
acm2269
4 September 2008

Carlisle Atlantique 36 Mk2 - Our Journey As Yet

Carlisle Atlantique 36 Mk2 - Our Journey As Yet

Hi, Nice to hear you're all doing good with Carlisle. I,too, am building with Carlisle, and now in fix stage. We're having the Bordeoux! So far, its smooth! Kevin,…

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acm2269
Sep 04, 2008 12:25 pm
acm2269
anthony88
anthony88
4 September 2008

Anyone good with photoshop that can help me please???

Anyone good with photoshop that can help me please???
1, 2

yeah im only going for eaves along the front.. probly really didnt need it seeing all the houses these days have no eaves..

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anthony88
Sep 04, 2008 6:29 pm
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Garn
Sep 04, 2008 8:25 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
5 September 2008

New Build Inspections in Perth

New Build Inspections in Perth

I'd be surprised if your disappointed lloydmav. :D

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HappyHome
Sep 05, 2008 8:47 am
nonie
nonie
5 September 2008

Fire Rated Downlights .. am all fired up !!!!

Fire Rated Downlights .. am all fired up !!!!

Hi snhouse Your guess is correct on builder ! we have decided to still go ahead with the lights so as to dave trouble of getting it done later. But the price rise was…

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nonie
Sep 05, 2008 12:36 pm
gpierce
gpierce
5 September 2008

building a new home from : ) to : (

building a new home from : ) to : (

I think this is advertising spam. MOD: GAWN

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gpierce
Sep 05, 2008 1:08 pm
homebuddy925
homebuddy925
5 September 2008

Everybody Before you sign a contract with a builder please

Everybody Before you sign a contract with a builder please

We have found that after dealing with 5+ builders, CSOs, etc - the overall service level is the same. There does not seem to be a builder who excels at everything - e.g.…

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homebuddy925
Sep 05, 2008 1:19 pm
Michelle
Michelle
5 September 2008

Why is it?

Why is it?

I think you’ll find stencil maybe slightly cheaper. :? Its also low maintenance, easier and faster to do than pavers. Pavers can be a little untidy; you get weeds…

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Michelle
Sep 05, 2008 5:41 pm
Michelle
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
5 September 2008

FLOATING FLOOR HELP

FLOATING FLOOR HELP

Perry did, here is the link to his blog http://www.perryr.com/homeblog/index.html You might need to go back a few pages to see the flooring part. He laid the boards…

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House-To-Be
Sep 05, 2008 10:01 pm
Michelle
Michelle
6 September 2008

external colour selection help

external colour selection help

Sorry if I came across opinionated....I didn't mean to, the first photo colours are definitely a trend at the moment, but if you are after something…

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Michelle
Sep 06, 2008 10:04 am
Michelle
sha
sha
7 September 2008

Blueboard above windows

Blueboard above windows

Thanks for all replies :) I think those pics look fine .. only problem is we are having a much lighter brick, Bushland roof, gutter and fascia and paperpark garage, gable…

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sha
Sep 07, 2008 11:26 am
VJ
VJ
7 September 2008

M3tricon standard tile range

M3tricon standard tile range

penny, the standard tiles also depend on the house that you are building. like for us, since we are building a signature range house, we have more choices…

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VJ
Sep 07, 2008 3:25 pm
VJ
rellie
rellie
7 September 2008

Tiling - need some advice from PD customers

Tiling - need some advice from PD customers

We built with PD andour tiling is spot on, had ours looked like yours we would have been bitterly disappointed :(

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rellie
Sep 07, 2008 6:58 pm
aussiedamo
aussiedamo
7 September 2008

M3tricon - which company do they use for bricks and tiles

M3tricon - which company do they use for bricks and tiles

Penny, I know you said someone else :oops: but I checked some paperwork and Austral is standard for the M1 range. Boral or Bristile for roofing.…

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aussiedamo
Sep 07, 2008 8:22 pm
aussiedamo
Snake
Snake
8 September 2008

PGH brick selection

PGH brick selection

Hi all, We need ur advice in selecting PGH brick for our house.We want to choose one of these colour.any…

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Snake
Sep 08, 2008 7:48 am
Snake
Adrian B
Adrian B
8 September 2008

Studio 501 Tours

Studio 501 Tours

My driveway was a reasonable price with the big M, but I agree about the decking. i di my own and saved about $4k

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Adrian B
Sep 08, 2008 2:00 pm
Adrian B
kingster
kingster
8 September 2008

New home in Point Cook

New home in Point Cook

Hey All, does anyone know at what time does the car spaces in Laverton/Aircraft station get filled up completely in the mornings during weekdays?

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kingster
Sep 08, 2008 2:47 pm
penny73
penny73
8 September 2008

M3tricon brick range- anyone know the standard bricks

M3tricon brick range- anyone know the standard bricks

Thanks I am just not sure if they M1 and the Collection range are the same

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penny73
Sep 08, 2008 9:13 pm
donuts
donuts
8 September 2008

Maylands Manor Painted

Maylands Manor Painted

Looks great, keep the pictures coming! 8)

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donuts
Sep 08, 2008 9:13 pm
donuts
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kirribilli
Sep 08, 2008 10:49 pm
kirribilli
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 September 2008

Level 1 construction Shock!!!

Level 1 construction Shock!!!

The grand total for mine comes to $12,330. Prior to sigining the tender I had asked about an estimate of costs and they said 3000-5000. How is it…

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stonecutter1309
Sep 09, 2008 7:35 am
stonecutter1309
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
9 September 2008

Deleted Forum Posts Still Showing Up on Google Search

Deleted Forum Posts Still Showing Up on Google Search

How do I delete it so that Google doesn't still find it (??) - I mean, it's deleted from here, how does Google still…

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Kevin Brown
Sep 09, 2008 9:54 am
Kevin Brown
Steve&Meegs
Steve&Meegs
9 September 2008

S$m9ds in Melb, west

S$m9ds in Melb, west

Hi all, has anyone built with S%m9nds in the west of Melb? any thoughts on your experience? Thanks! :D

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Steve&Meegs
Sep 09, 2008 2:39 pm
kexkez
kexkez
9 September 2008

Timber Garage Door

Timber Garage Door

we considered a cedar timber door for our double garage. it was from memory about an extra 4 k. I asked about how well they keep their good looks and was told they …

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kexkez
Sep 09, 2008 9:45 pm
kexkez


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