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to_do_list
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26 May 2008

botique homes

botique homes

At one stage we were thinking of using them to build a new house (end of last year).....the Melburnian. They seem to use high quality fittings and their display home…

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to_do_list
May 26, 2008 8:34 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 May 2008

Builder installed different brand of ducted vacuum

Builder installed different brand of ducted vacuum

Voting with the "stand up for your rights" camp... As with any contract substitutes should only be made with "approved equivalents"....a formal contract…

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to_do_list
May 26, 2008 10:17 pm
to_do_list
petal
petal
26 May 2008

Hardwood flooring - Opinions please

Hardwood flooring - Opinions please

Yep, we're after the same - real, not fake, that is glued down so it feels and sounds real. Also in suburban Melb - any suggestions???

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petal
May 26, 2008 10:46 pm
petal
R1
R1
27 May 2008

connex morterless masonry block concrete wall

connex morterless masonry block concrete wall

Like all buildings, you must look at each individual case so that it works and not suffers from idealism. For us the Thermacell meets all the Construction , strength , and…

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R1
May 27, 2008 7:16 am
perryr
perryr
27 May 2008

Lowest ever site costs

Lowest ever site costs

I think it might be a case of a Bobcat for an…

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perryr
May 27, 2008 8:46 am
acm2269
acm2269
28 May 2008

Recommended Stage/s for Independent Inspection

Recommended Stage/s for Independent Inspection

Thanks, Nicola. Done some reading on previous threads. I've not even finished yet , but I got so convinced to call up Kevin and have an inspection on my slab and frame :shock:

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acm2269
May 28, 2008 11:24 am
acm2269
donuts
donuts
28 May 2008

Fence / boundary problem - any experience?

Fence / boundary problem - any experience?

Whilst the neighbour doesnt own it, it becomes accepted that they're allowed to use the land as the usage hasn't been disputed prior to now. I'd…

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donuts
May 28, 2008 6:43 pm
donuts
melanie02
melanie02
28 May 2008

out of building zone charge with PD

out of building zone charge with PD

We are only 40 minutes south of Adelaide and we are being charged $6,500 extra by Hickinbotham..........all of the other building companies that we looked at were going to…

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melanie02
May 28, 2008 9:54 pm
Polo
Polo
30 May 2008

Slab question.

Slab question.

Hi Treechangers, My uncle's house had the frames put up the day after the slab was poured. It didn't even reach 24 hours and the frame was up but somehow the building…

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Polo
May 30, 2008 1:22 am
penny73
penny73
30 May 2008

Has anyones land titled early?

Has anyones land titled early?

I think that we will be proceeding with tender without a locked in site cost. Once they can get the site cost then we will do the contract. Things are on hold at the…

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penny73
May 30, 2008 2:04 pm
nzfiona
nzfiona
30 May 2008

Level 3 Reader....

Level 3 Reader....

Oh! - Oh! - don't forget you get psychic paper WITH the sonic screwdriver - it's…

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nzfiona
May 30, 2008 8:48 pm
nzfiona
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HomeReview
May 31, 2008 10:04 am

If you've got decent wood I think it'd take a hippo in stilettos. Maybe this is part of the "obesity crisis" I've read about ? :wink: Seriously…

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to_do_list
May 31, 2008 11:29 am
to_do_list
BT
BT
31 May 2008

How Green are your State Building regulations?

How Green are your State Building regulations?

This morning I was reading the 'New Homes' section of the local Saturday paper in Perth. Much to my amusement there is an article (essentially written by a HIA WA rep)…

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BT
May 31, 2008 8:36 pm
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The Dynamic Duo
May 31, 2008 9:00 pm
The Dynamic Duo
MICA
MICA
31 May 2008

Electrical plan - comments please!

Electrical plan - comments please!
1, 2

Hi there Stonecutter, If you need any help at all with your lighting plan, we are always here to help all homeone forum users. Let us know! Happy 2 help.

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MICA
May 31, 2008 11:47 pm
MICA
FallenAngel
FallenAngel
1 June 2008

HELP

HELP

Hello, everyone, I opened a new topic since I'm new here, and I wanted to ask you something about setting up the tiles on staircases. My father has a problem with the…

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FallenAngel
Jun 01, 2008 2:40 am
kiwi056
kiwi056
1 June 2008

Home at Last

Home at Last
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How remiss of me, I too love your new house. Thanks so much for sharing the photos with us, and I’m so glad you and your dog are enjoying the new place. I’m also a fan…

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kiwi056
Jun 01, 2008 9:12 am
kiwi056
VJ
VJ
1 June 2008

i need advice regarding my builder!!!!!!

i need advice regarding my builder!!!!!!

Hi Mission, I responded to your other post... and I didn't realise that you had issues with the site start.. I'm sure you're very happy now.. looking forward to…

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VJ
Jun 01, 2008 8:06 pm
VJ
Arc
Arc
2 June 2008

Wood Flooring

Wood Flooring

Good quality bamboo (the stranded type) isn't cheap, you can get some hardwoods for a similar price. I'm still stuck on what flooring to put down myself, a guy at work…

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Arc
Jun 02, 2008 1:51 am
Paula
Paula
2 June 2008

My builder has finally started

My builder has finally started

Good to hear Mission, As well as your daily drive by :wink: dont forget the photos!!

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Paula
Jun 02, 2008 8:53 am
Paula
acm2269
acm2269
2 June 2008

What splashback color is elegant?

What splashback color is elegant?

Hi Petal, I've posted this in Michelle's forum,too. She did gave me a very nice feedback ,too.:wink: Yeah, the espresso ligna is really dark, thus, I have to use a very…

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acm2269
Jun 02, 2008 9:04 am
acm2269
Casa2
Casa2
2 June 2008

Architect Project Management Fees

Architect Project Management Fees
NSW

'chelle, Totally agree that having the architect involved on an hourly basis for inspections and queries is a good idea. Or use a building inspector for the…

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Casa2
Jun 02, 2008 12:40 pm
mydreamhome
mydreamhome
2 June 2008

Your Castle Homes - custom home builder

Your Castle Homes - custom home builder

I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about this builder. I have a small and odd shaped block in "Waterside" Penrith Lakes. After going in circles with the…

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mydreamhome
Jun 02, 2008 2:07 pm
Treechangers
Treechangers
2 June 2008

Water pooling on slab

Water pooling on slab

Thanks Mike. The links have been very helpful. Seems to be within normal tolerence. Too late now anyway. Frames up and the builders a steaming along.

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Treechangers
Jun 02, 2008 9:22 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
2 June 2008

PD New Design

PD New Design

Thanks to all who reply.

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hysterical1144
Jun 02, 2008 9:39 pm
Judie
Judie
3 June 2008

COLORBOND OR TILED ROOF - WHICH IS MORE DURABLE

COLORBOND OR TILED ROOF - WHICH IS MORE DURABLE

Rain? Well, I live in the rainfall capital of Sydney, so we're having lots here. Youngest DS reckons they should have built the dam here - there'd be no worries about…

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Judie
Jun 03, 2008 4:45 pm
Judie
mydreamhome
mydreamhome
3 June 2008

home renovation & building checklist book - reviews pls

home renovation & building checklist book - reviews pls

I was wondering if anyone had puchased this book and found it useful. We have purchased a small odd shaped block (with water views) and due to being unable to find any…

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mydreamhome
Jun 03, 2008 9:20 pm
cjklbed
cjklbed
3 June 2008

RECYCLE & DEMOLITIONS?

RECYCLE & DEMOLITIONS?

Thank-you will try those i will keep u posted

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cjklbed
Jun 03, 2008 10:47 pm
Toast
Toast
4 June 2008

Slight Sloping Block in Craigieburn

Slight Sloping Block in Craigieburn

Fixed site costs are only offered for up to 300mm of fall because after that you can't use a standard slab... so that's when the price goes through the roof. If they have…

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Toast
Jun 04, 2008 12:35 pm
Toast
ahuang
ahuang
4 June 2008

Builder won't let us...

Builder won't let us...
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I've been told that if the timber is glued to the concrete, it's abit lower. Is there a reason why you opted for the timber battens instead of…

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ahuang
Jun 04, 2008 2:05 pm
ahuang
jamiet
jamiet
4 June 2008

NSW BASIX - Airconditioning - I'm stumped!

NSW BASIX - Airconditioning - I'm stumped!
NSW

Hi jamiet, I would rather have the upstairs ducting installed now, rather than stuffing around after handover. So if I ask for a new assessor,…

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jamiet
Jun 04, 2008 9:07 pm
VJ
VJ
4 June 2008

negotiating with volume builders...

negotiating with volume builders...

We were able to get approx $3,500 extra upgrades... our SC used to offer the promo (but wonder why other SCs didn't offer those) and when they changed the promo, we…

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VJ
Jun 04, 2008 9:36 pm
VJ
leonda
leonda
4 June 2008

Help...supposed to have settlement tomorrow

Help...supposed to have settlement tomorrow

Hi Phoenix, Can you please give me the name of your contact person within Henley. We are having HUGE dramas! You can PM me if you prefer. Thanks, Leonda

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leonda
Jun 04, 2008 10:18 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
4 June 2008

For Phoenix

For Phoenix

Leonda, your ears must be burning, i just commented wondering how you were going on my Ready Set Go thread. I have sent you a PM with the information. It will be…

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PhoenixStar
Jun 04, 2008 10:33 pm
PhoenixStar
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
5 June 2008

Steps to building...

Steps to building...

Congrats Monkeyupatree. Now the fun begins. If you are having anything other than laminates for benches etc try and make sure you see a…

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monkeyupatree
Jun 05, 2008 1:27 am
monkeyupatree
Helyn
Helyn
5 June 2008

Please advise on New Home design

Please advise on New Home design

I don't get it. I have occasionally seen kitchens facing the front but can't see how this could possibly be done with this floor plan, even if you wanted to a) plan is…

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Helyn
Jun 05, 2008 9:12 am
Helyn
Scribe
Scribe
5 June 2008

Corner block, lake view, help

Corner block, lake view, help

Hey thanks for all of your replies. :D Joles - No not as cool as that. "Scribe" as in I was always the one taking notes during school and Uni 8) . I will try to post a…

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Scribe
Jun 05, 2008 9:13 am
smeagol
smeagol
5 June 2008

I WOULD NOT Recommend...

I WOULD NOT Recommend...

Hi, Technically they should of paid you back the whole $7K or so b/c there is no contract. Even if you signed the contract its not a valid contract b/c if it was a HIA…

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smeagol
Jun 05, 2008 3:41 pm
smeagol
coljacqld
coljacqld
5 June 2008

Building Code

Building Code

Hi Everyone After some help as usual. Does anyone have a copy of the current building code. I have a copy of the Guide to Standards & Tolerances produced fro NSW,…

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coljacqld
Jun 05, 2008 4:16 pm
oztish
oztish
5 June 2008

Any recommendations on Fence company in Melbourne

Any recommendations on Fence company in Melbourne

Yes, wouldn't hesitate to recommend Keech Fencing. I think he's in Bayswater, but we live in Bundoora and he came to us. Due to council wankiness, we had to get three…

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oztish
Jun 05, 2008 7:55 pm
oztish
oztish
5 June 2008

Blog implications...

Blog implications...

Here's a thought... There is a "notes" application on Facebook (and I'm sure there's a blog one too). Using this you can bag your builder til your heart's content and…

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oztish
Jun 05, 2008 8:03 pm
Vee
Vee
5 June 2008

Anyone building in New Rouse Hill

Anyone building in New Rouse Hill

Hi Nube08I think you've done yourself well buying at the New Rouse Hill.  We have bought land right around the corner in a new suburb "The Ponds" which is right adjacent…

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Vee
Jun 05, 2008 11:42 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
5 June 2008

Unfinished items after handover

Unfinished items after handover

Mek, 4 letters.... BLOG I am sharing in your pain, although I can see the light (kinda) Good luck!

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mattwalker
Jun 05, 2008 11:54 pm
mattwalker
McAngry
McAngry
6 June 2008

CSR - A Bully?

CSR - A Bully?

I was speaking on the phone to the CSR from the company we have made a 2K deposit with. Without me prompting or seeing any contract I was told that "We will not…

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McAngry
Jun 06, 2008 12:43 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
6 June 2008

Porter Davis and Boral

Porter Davis and Boral
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That's right Vanderlay, I think they have realised there is a problem with the brick but don't want to say that to the client.

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House-To-Be
Jun 06, 2008 12:49 pm
Pod
Pod
6 June 2008

How long does plastering take?

How long does plastering take?

It's a single storey, 4 bedroomed house - 29squares. Site foreman phoned last week and left a message saying the plaster had been delivered and they were starting that…

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Pod
Jun 06, 2008 6:27 pm


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