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Grace16
Grace16
2 October 2008

How much did your electrics add up to?

How much did your electrics add up to?
VIC

About 5.5k, for lots of downlights, lots of extra power points, extra batten holders, outdoor power points, flood lights etc. It all came to a lot more than we were hoping…

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Grace16
Oct 02, 2008 1:40 am
Stormy
Stormy
2 October 2008

H3nley / "Clendon Vale" in SA

H3nley / "Clendon Vale" in SA
SA

Hi Captain Morgan, No I certainly don't mind that you copy my plans...they're not strictly 'mine' anyway!! ;) I'm building the standard (almost superseaded) version of…

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Stormy
Oct 02, 2008 10:11 am
Stormy
Mozzie
Mozzie
2 October 2008

How long did your PD home take to build?

How long did your PD home take to build?
VIC

If the 20 weeks is really important to you Grace I'd go ahead but when you go to sign the H.I.A. contract be carefull to pay close attention to the number of days shown. …

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Mozzie
Oct 02, 2008 11:28 am
Mozzie
nonie
nonie
2 October 2008

Final drawings

Final drawings
VIC

Hi we signed the contract on 5th sept. We were told 3 days back that we received our building permit. we building with "H". Now our admin is working at sending us the…

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nonie
Oct 02, 2008 3:11 pm
lildutchgringo
lildutchgringo
2 October 2008

Are we the only ones???

Are we the only ones???
VIC

Too late SuH..... She bloody has them all already

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lildutchgringo
Oct 02, 2008 4:17 pm
lildutchgringo
nonie
nonie
2 October 2008

Upgrade package - value for money?

Upgrade package - value for money?
NSW

Hi Badh, I will definately go for some of the upgrades like front door, ceasorstone in bathroom. For us some came standard like the ceasor stone in kitchen,…

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nonie
Oct 02, 2008 4:44 pm
wonderland
wonderland
2 October 2008

Price increase because we are building next year!!

Price increase because we are building next year!!
VIC

Hey guys, thanks for your replies. Jo, I do remember you telling me about the 5 months and the 0.5% charge. But what is really getting to me is that the SC wasn't being…

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wonderland
Oct 02, 2008 5:54 pm
wonderland
kexkez
kexkez
2 October 2008

VENT! VENT! VENT! VENT!

VENT! VENT! VENT! VENT!
1, 2, 3, 4

Joles I can't believe you are having to put up with all this cr#p. Hope you get some good news. The plans you've been waiting for, soon. Seems to be a few people…

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kexkez
Oct 02, 2008 8:25 pm
kexkez
Maxie
Maxie
2 October 2008

Time Frame before Xmas

Time Frame before Xmas
NSW

yep - all comes to a grinding halt and doesn't get back to full steam until early Feb :(

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Maxie
Oct 02, 2008 10:11 pm
Maxie
danma
danma
2 October 2008

M-con in Sydney

M-con in Sydney
NSW

They are just near The Ponds display village, we went past them 2 weeks ago and they have bricks and roof tiles but they had no lining's that I can remember. I think…

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danma
Oct 02, 2008 10:15 pm
kexkez
kexkez
3 October 2008

Does land need to be settled before getting a buiding permit

Does land need to be settled before getting a buiding permit
VIC

House down the road from our block was started before titles were issued. They had permission from the developer. ( a small private developer) I think he felt it was good…

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kexkez
Oct 03, 2008 1:02 pm
kexkez
gpierce
gpierce
3 October 2008

Need your recommendations for a Sydney Builder/Project Build

Need your recommendations for a Sydney Builder/Project Build
NSW

So far can't complain about Binet. I'm sure they build in Strathfield. I think 400K is too low for a custom builder, but I know Binet can do houses at that price. Just a…

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gpierce
Oct 03, 2008 1:04 pm
da68za
da68za
4 October 2008

what brick company does EB use

what brick company does EB use
NSW

thanks southies and hermyleen , was hoping it was austral oh well ...

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da68za
Oct 04, 2008 5:49 am
da68za
kexkez
kexkez
4 October 2008

Building in the West - Post handover fun!

Building in the West - Post handover fun!
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Very nice flooring. Those kitchen splashback tiles still look fabulous too. Congrats on being so close to being in there. I bet you can't wait. Great to be in a few…

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kexkez
Oct 04, 2008 4:21 pm
kexkez
Clarity
Clarity
5 October 2008

What exactly does the job of a Construction CSR entail???

What exactly does the job of a Construction CSR entail???

Sorry to go OT, but Clarity, did you work for Ansett by any chance? (I worked for them in Melbourne for 5 years in the 90s - great airline, great…

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Clarity
Oct 05, 2008 10:34 am
Clarity
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sdabel
Oct 05, 2008 8:30 pm
sdabel
petal
petal
5 October 2008

any idea- cost of upgrade vanities- caesorstone ilo laminate

any idea- cost of upgrade vanities- caesorstone ilo laminate

Not that we upgraded the bathrooms, but I'm guessing that it also depends on what thickness you want the stone to be. I know upgrading to 20mm for our…

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petal
Oct 05, 2008 9:41 pm
petal
Snake
Snake
6 October 2008

M3tricon Jardine 30 (Frame is up!)

M3tricon Jardine 30 (Frame is up!)
VIC
1, 2, 3

Hi Ch0p, I was at my block yesterday afternoon, and had sticky beak at your house and it looks great :wink: Its starting to really take shape, looks very nice.

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Snake
Oct 06, 2008 7:48 am
Snake
kexkez
kexkez
6 October 2008

Maylands manor has power and water! pics update

Maylands manor has power and water! pics update
SA

Your home is looking fabulous. I love the painting. can;t wait to see it all finished.

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kexkez
Oct 06, 2008 8:56 pm
kexkez
wonderland
wonderland
6 October 2008

Porter davis site costs

Porter davis site costs
VIC

Im not building with PD but i did get a quote off them. My land wont title until mid next year. But because they had built display homes and other houses in that estate,…

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wonderland
Oct 06, 2008 11:26 pm
wonderland
penny73
penny73
7 October 2008

What should I spend my electrical budget on??

What should I spend my electrical budget on??
VIC

Wow I have added quite a few and depending on what the electrical totals I might add some more Greg - Thanks for that explanation that is a couple of things I dont need…

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penny73
Oct 07, 2008 4:40 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 October 2008

Urgent- post contract variations by builder

Urgent- post contract variations by builder
VIC

From what I understand, all post contract variations have to be signed by the builder and owner. So, if I'm right, unless you sign the variation, it's not valid.

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Casa2
Oct 07, 2008 10:45 pm
travis
travis
8 October 2008

Seeking for draughtsman and Duplex/doublestorey builders

Seeking for draughtsman and Duplex/doublestorey builders
VIC

well im at the verry start just been tidying up back yard have to get rid of a 6x8m shed free if anyone wants it,i would like to get some plans drawn up can you recomend…

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travis
Oct 08, 2008 11:26 am
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buildingcheck
Oct 08, 2008 11:56 am
kranskydan
kranskydan
8 October 2008

help with house - design

help with house - design

awesome, thanks heaps guys and gals!!!!!

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kranskydan
Oct 08, 2008 2:23 pm
kranskydan
nh
nh
8 October 2008

Anyone built and is happy with their builder?

Anyone built and is happy with their builder?
1, 2

Hi nh, we are about to commence building the Brookvale 50 which is one of the display homes at Riverdale. My experience with the sales guy down…

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nh
Oct 08, 2008 5:42 pm
VJ
VJ
8 October 2008

Our vent........!!!!!!!!!!

Our vent........!!!!!!!!!!
NSW
1, 2

The errors were fixed today with a bit of to-ing & fro-ing via email. All has been sorted. I have signed off on all final docs, plans, contract, etc... &…

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VJ
Oct 08, 2008 8:27 pm
VJ
beegeers
beegeers
8 October 2008

OMG - Gippsland woes!

OMG - Gippsland woes!
VIC

Hi scrappinfreak Our builder is Roseleigh homes who is based in Warragul - your way. So far they have been wonderful to work with - flexible in making changes and…

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beegeers
Oct 08, 2008 8:54 pm
d@n
d@n
8 October 2008

Cable attached to house

Cable attached to house

sounds like optus cable.

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d@n
Oct 08, 2008 10:27 pm
Toast
Toast
9 October 2008

M3tricon price increase

M3tricon price increase
VIC

Every time I've ever been to a display home (and not just M) they're always telling me the price is going up. Yes, the price goes up every 2 weeks, but that doesn't mean…

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Toast
Oct 09, 2008 12:25 pm
Toast
davino
davino
9 October 2008

Broken Frame - okay??

Broken Frame - okay??

Hey, thanks for the replies. Yes IB it is the tail (end triangle of the frame) and yes it was delivered like that. to_do_list - ill sure be going and have a closer look…

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davino
Oct 09, 2008 12:50 pm
gpierce
gpierce
9 October 2008

Retention Tank problems

Retention Tank problems

I'm sure this depends on where you live, but our council requires OSD details are submitted with the DA, not a separate DA. Here, I needed a hydraulic engineer to draw…

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gpierce
Oct 09, 2008 1:02 pm
Miss Piggy
Miss Piggy
9 October 2008

Anyone building with Simonds Home

Anyone building with Simonds Home
VIC

Simonds were more than happy for us to do changes, we did a LOT of extra inclusions also (Approx $30,000 worth) and they were more than happy to let us change things, we…

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Miss Piggy
Oct 09, 2008 2:10 pm
Miss Piggy
Fustrated
Fustrated
9 October 2008

Anyone Built with Ventura Homes?? (WA)

Anyone Built with Ventura Homes?? (WA)
WA

We are currently building with Ventura and would NEVER build with them again... It has been nothing but problems, from the paperwork to now the construction. We have…

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Fustrated
Oct 09, 2008 2:42 pm
claego
claego
9 October 2008

Building with Simonds - Mahogany

Building with Simonds - Mahogany
VIC

The construction of my house is about to start, properly I can give you more details down the track But for the admin process, it is slow.. it took me 6 whole months…

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claego
Oct 09, 2008 4:44 pm
claego
claego
9 October 2008

First mistake....

First mistake....

Yeah i know the 5 days is mainly for lawyer to look at the contract, but i also use that to change my mind with a few things... and the builder actually is ok.. they…

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claego
Oct 09, 2008 6:11 pm
Newbies
Newbies
9 October 2008

Niche tiling issue- UPDATE

Niche tiling issue- UPDATE
VIC
1, 2

woo hoo!!! Glad it's all sorted JoBen! Hehe...glad u didnt have to fight for it! :D

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Newbies
Oct 09, 2008 7:05 pm
Newbies
Teddy Bär
Teddy Bär
9 October 2008

G. J. Gardner - Nowra NSW

G. J. Gardner - Nowra NSW
NSW

Southies, Thanks for the link. Had read that thread some time ago and while OldSalt's information is gone Heartbroken's story is terrifying. Something to keep in mind…

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Teddy Bär
Oct 09, 2008 7:12 pm
Garn
Garn
9 October 2008

FIXED PRICE CONTRACT

FIXED PRICE CONTRACT

Hi, the best advice is, if you don't understand the contract, get a solicitor to look over it and answer all the questions you have. They should explain it to you, what…

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Garn
Oct 09, 2008 9:11 pm
velcro
velcro
10 October 2008

Got site costs, and q about Boral Port Phillip bricks?

Got site costs, and q about Boral Port Phillip bricks?
VIC

Thanks, no, they didnt have that, or even a display at the moment because they are renovating. We are going to go for a drive to the next nearest display which of…

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velcro
Oct 10, 2008 8:48 am
amilelka
amilelka
10 October 2008

Photoshop help needed pretty please

Photoshop help needed pretty please

Thanks for all your kind comments, I'm glad you like it :D

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amilelka
Oct 10, 2008 12:47 pm
woodsey
woodsey
10 October 2008

I have my fixed price contract, but is it really fixed?

I have my fixed price contract, but is it really fixed?
VIC

we started 30th June and by 30th July we had slab and frame completed ;) goes so quickly even the lock up and fixed stages, we are now in the final stage and it feels like…

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woodsey
Oct 10, 2008 1:34 pm
mudmap
mudmap
10 October 2008

How do you know if you need developer approval?

How do you know if you need developer approval?
VIC

velcro Bosco Jonson are surveyors but they may have the task of checking that the restrictions have been adhered to so give them a call.

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mudmap
Oct 10, 2008 2:57 pm
BT Builder
BT Builder
10 October 2008

Scyon Linea Weatherboard - good or bad reports??

Scyon Linea Weatherboard - good or bad reports??

Hi Fenny, I've been building homes for about 12 years now, and for the last 4 years I've been using the Linea weatherboard. It is a good product, it paints up…

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BT Builder
Oct 10, 2008 4:54 pm
Toast
Toast
10 October 2008

M3tricon has sacked us - Absolutely amazing

M3tricon has sacked us - Absolutely amazing
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Good stuff Dale! I'm glad you got it sorted in the end! Onward and upward!

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Toast
Oct 10, 2008 5:30 pm
Toast
Southies
Southies
12 October 2008

Colours Appointment

Colours Appointment
QLD

Congrats on biting the bullet. You'll be so happy at the appt, that you had e/thing sorted 1st. NOthing like being unprepared to add pressure to the building process.…

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Southies
Oct 12, 2008 8:23 pm
Southies

This is a Bargeboard. :wink:

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Michelle
Oct 13, 2008 3:37 pm
Michelle
joles
joles
13 October 2008

Giving out blogs..

Giving out blogs..
1, 2

Newbies... I'm waiting for Betty: The Blog Jo :wink:

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joles
Oct 13, 2008 5:55 pm
joles
shazburger
shazburger
13 October 2008

PD additional charges due to land settlement delay

PD additional charges due to land settlement delay
VIC
1, 2

I know when we signed with PD and paid our initial $600 it was made very clear that this would only hold our price until Jan 09. Maybe your sale rep forgot to tell you…

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shazburger
Oct 13, 2008 8:47 pm
shazburger


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