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First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
16 May 2008

First inspection

First inspection

Hi, Our inspection took about 2 hours. We started from one end and systematically went through all rooms - starting from the roof, down to the floor. Check windows…

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First_Timer_Ray
May 16, 2008 5:59 am
First_Timer_Ray
clath
clath
16 May 2008

Outlook Terrace (Pakenham)

Outlook Terrace (Pakenham)

HI Rodda interesting about your comment on Hampton park. it has a stigma. i agree i lived there for 14 yrs and all i had was trouble sorry if i might offend people there…

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clath
May 16, 2008 3:04 pm
clath
dj
dj
16 May 2008

Building Inspector in Adelaide

Building Inspector in Adelaide

I hope all goes well for you but Hick**botham and Sta**man homes are the same company, I have had and heard of many horror stories and some good, It would be wise to have…

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dj
May 16, 2008 4:31 pm
jacquiace
jacquiace
17 May 2008

Looking for a project manager to build my home

Looking for a project manager to build my home

Hello all, Thank you for all your responses. As I gathered it will be hard to find a builder who's ready to build. Can anyone recommend a builder who is prepared to…

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jacquiace
May 17, 2008 1:51 pm
brittany
brittany
17 May 2008

Homes Now

Homes Now

I think they are the bargain basement arm of National Builders Group.

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brittany
May 17, 2008 8:04 pm
brittany
Draconis
Draconis
17 May 2008

Wet Plaster and Insulation

Wet Plaster and Insulation

how bad is the gyprock? normaly if that gets too wet it starts to swell and never drys out properly (it's one way of finding leeking pipes in your walls!) Personally I…

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Draconis
May 17, 2008 9:37 pm
Draconis
kexkez
kexkez
17 May 2008

New fence

New fence

i think Draconis is right about future owners. i remember an issue with one of our back neighbours who hadn't paid his half off, on several of the neighbouring fences.…

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kexkez
May 17, 2008 10:14 pm
kexkez
dna
dna
18 May 2008

Building in Sydney - Updated 18/05/08

Building in Sydney - Updated 18/05/08
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Thanks for the kind comments. kexkez: It's not surprising that you haven't seen this thread considering I haven't updated for a while so it would have been a few…

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dna
May 18, 2008 12:11 pm
brittany
brittany
18 May 2008

Major Disappointment

Major Disappointment

We're so far happy with NBG - or more so the builder they assigned us. We did do a huge amount of changes to the floor plan and they didn't seem to charge for just…

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brittany
May 18, 2008 8:32 pm
brittany
INEEEDABEER
INEEEDABEER
18 May 2008

Kit homes .

Kit homes .

Hi all I'm looking for anyone who has built a kit home specifically in the Hervey Bay area.We have started looking seriously now and wanted some opinions of those making…

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INEEEDABEER
May 18, 2008 9:00 pm
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
18 May 2008

FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS

FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS

One tip I can give you is ......Dont put them in wet areas...including the kitchen. Reason, if you have a major water spill i.e. a flood of water from the dishwasher,…

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Kevin Brown
May 18, 2008 9:32 pm
Kevin Brown
clath
clath
18 May 2008

Help, problems defects new Boral roof tiles

Help, problems defects new Boral roof tiles

Braveheart looks like you have the same issue as what i had with my Roof tiles, they where also Boral...Dark Chocolate .The roof was already tiled and im wondering why…

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clath
May 18, 2008 10:09 pm
clath
Polo
Polo
19 May 2008

Guess what we got?

Guess what we got?
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Hi Ray, Congratulations and all the best with your new house.

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Polo
May 19, 2008 12:00 am
Kryten
Kryten
19 May 2008

Finally getting there! construction pictures

Finally getting there! construction pictures

Looking good there vpande - nice progress being made there :D I like the mini workers in the first pic :wink:

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Kryten
May 19, 2008 9:02 am
Kryten
kpny
kpny
19 May 2008

anyone built with pro-line homes in melbourne?

anyone built with pro-line homes in melbourne?

hi perryr, we're looking at the Heywood 29. We did a walk through and got a quote for the house and options we wanted, but i think it may be just out of price range.…

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kpny
May 19, 2008 9:05 am
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Southies
May 19, 2008 12:47 pm
Southies
Judie
Judie
19 May 2008

Can you recommend good tradies brisbane to me?

Can you recommend good tradies brisbane to me?

I have an electrician for you: John Hawthorne Pty Ltd (07) 3878 4630 He is married to my husband's cousin. He's a really good guy and has a good reputation. I've…

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Judie
May 19, 2008 8:31 pm
Judie
Raz
Raz
19 May 2008

HYDRAULIC ENGINEERS

HYDRAULIC ENGINEERS

Hi devank, Thanks for your reply. PM sent Raz

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Raz
May 19, 2008 9:42 pm
gpierce
gpierce
19 May 2008

Custom Home Builders in Sydney

Custom Home Builders in Sydney

That's me, but they have not actually built anything yet:) Our cost per sq metre remains to be seen, but estimated somewhere round $1700. But, that includes everything…

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gpierce
May 19, 2008 9:49 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
19 May 2008

PD tile upgrades anyone??

PD tile upgrades anyone??
1, 2

Hi Penny73, You can go to National Tiles at Port Melbourne on Saturday mornings and browse before your appt. I was there last Saturday making yet another change. I've…

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House-To-Be
May 19, 2008 11:56 pm
kyton
kyton
20 May 2008

Building on stumps.

Building on stumps.

Luke, yep that was the quote. As I said all the builders we spoke to were around this magical figure - hence we are hoping like crazy that the drop edge slab will be…

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kyton
May 20, 2008 11:51 am
kyton
Archieein
Archieein
20 May 2008

Advise on Erecting a new fence

Advise on Erecting a new fence
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We are also about to build with PD... We had been to another PD home which is being built and this house has its garage on the boundary...

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Archieein
May 20, 2008 2:00 pm
dame73
dame73
20 May 2008

site cost

site cost

sorry ours was a hamilton 29mk11 from 0rbit, looking at your photos you must be in the blue ridge estate, we have bought in huntly view estate.

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dame73
May 20, 2008 8:08 pm
lordmacrus
lordmacrus
20 May 2008

Timing

Timing

I bought an off the plan property at CS last year with the developer there. The house is expecting to be finished building in June which now it already in lock up stage :lol:

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lordmacrus
May 20, 2008 9:47 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
21 May 2008

PD standard Termite Protection

PD standard Termite Protection

I think they do something? under the slab. The piping you need to add goes all the way round the edge of the slab - so needs to in before your driveway etc. So this can…

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vanderlay
May 21, 2008 12:00 pm
vanderlay
Toast
Toast
21 May 2008

Porter Davis = Henley?

Porter Davis = Henley?

this is why I never read the paperwork :P :lol:

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Toast
May 21, 2008 2:14 pm
Toast
joaninhac
joaninhac
21 May 2008

For anyone building with H3nley...

For anyone building with H3nley...

pity we can't all say the same... glad it went smoothly for you!

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joaninhac
May 21, 2008 2:47 pm
jeffdd
jeffdd
21 May 2008

Has anyone built with these guys before??

Has anyone built with these guys before??

going through early stages with colex. up to drafting of plans and drafting of quote. Spoken directly with owners who are very helpful. So far so good. What…

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jeffdd
May 21, 2008 9:30 pm
perryr
perryr
22 May 2008

Gas Metre installation and PD

Gas Metre installation and PD

Pretty sure that when we signed the contract, we also signed paperwork for gas connection. Hmmm. I'll have to dig it our now!

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perryr
May 22, 2008 8:48 am
perryr
perryr
22 May 2008

We're In!

We're In!

Congrats Ray - awesome to be in your own place. Time to change your siggy, update the blog and show us some photos. Perhaps once you are off dial up...

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perryr
May 22, 2008 9:39 am
andrew_123
andrew_123
22 May 2008

Displays in Melbourne

Displays in Melbourne

our land is in golden grove! its actually narre warren SOUTH, so that might be the problem. also, its is golden grove DRIVE and you can enter via glasscocks road…

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andrew_123
May 22, 2008 12:39 pm
andrew_123
Rajasthan Doors
Rajasthan Doors
22 May 2008

I think this looks shocking ! - what do you think ?

I think this looks shocking ! - what do you think ?
1, 2

My builder "forgot" to insulate 9 common walls. Only found out when I went up to the roof for something else. Double whammy was that they were already painited, so builder…

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Rajasthan Doors
May 22, 2008 2:31 pm
Michelle
Michelle
22 May 2008

Awkward!

Awkward!

I feel very sorry for them! :( I’m more than happy for you….yes it’s a tough one. But remember, none of it is your fault, so you really need to enjoy your…

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Michelle
May 22, 2008 7:08 pm
Michelle
Shady
Shady
22 May 2008

Cost of Bricklayer

Cost of Bricklayer

$800 per thousand is pretty much on the money.

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Shady
May 22, 2008 10:31 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
22 May 2008

Cremorne Eaves

Cremorne Eaves

With the quotes, just make sure that you have it in writing or an email from the office. Our sales guy quoted $187 to extend the mirror over bath but office said it was…

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House-To-Be
May 22, 2008 11:36 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
23 May 2008

Successful first inspection :)

Successful first inspection :)

Sometimes! :wink: Im sure some people are much fussier than…

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vanderlay
May 23, 2008 9:32 am
vanderlay
penjay
penjay
23 May 2008

Where do PD get their Render colours from?

Where do PD get their Render colours from?

We had the same problem - looked everywhere before our colour selection but no on ehad heard of it. At Hopetoun Interiors they have a board with about 10 -12 samples on it…

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penjay
May 23, 2008 2:16 pm
penjay
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
23 May 2008

Tender appointment tomorrow! Back on!

Tender appointment tomorrow! Back on!

bobbuilder - the golf course side is North facing as well - perfect for all our living areas :) We are having air con - the motor unit is down…

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stonecutter1309
May 23, 2008 5:13 pm
stonecutter1309
Michelle
Michelle
23 May 2008

Questions for your builder.

Questions for your builder.
NSW

HINT everyone………….if you want a good job done or a job done fast……….a slab of beer is a great tool of bribery!…

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Michelle
May 23, 2008 9:03 pm
Michelle
DeeElle
DeeElle
24 May 2008

Best value for money house

Best value for money house

Depends what you value for your money. We personally value a builder who is flexible and can pull together a modern design that suits our lifestyle more than a great…

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DeeElle
May 24, 2008 12:10 am
DeeElle
Helyn
Helyn
24 May 2008

Question for tender appointment

Question for tender appointment

Our tender appt covered floor plan and structural changes only (like ceiling height, moving windows etc) but not actual selections. One thing I got caught out on was…

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Helyn
May 24, 2008 6:03 pm
Helyn
Mozzie
Mozzie
25 May 2008

Package houses - environmentally friendly?

Package houses - environmentally friendly?

I think the idea of an eco friendly house appeals to alot of people - for one thing it reduces your power, water & gas bills which anyone would want. The problem is if…

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Mozzie
May 25, 2008 12:45 pm
Mozzie
royalblue
royalblue
25 May 2008

Sealing tiles

Sealing tiles

:roll: ::dizzy:: BTW, yeah, grout will be cured. Normally takes about 10 to 14 days.

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royalblue
May 25, 2008 4:36 pm
Dolly22
Dolly22
26 May 2008

Our New House - HELP PLEASE! - warning pics

Our New House - HELP PLEASE! - warning pics

Nice rustic bricks, love the colour. In my humble opinion, it looks ok, I've seen a lot worse. You're nearly at handover, why has it only now come to your attention?

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Dolly22
May 26, 2008 6:16 pm
chuth77
chuth77
26 May 2008

Steel Frame Price

Steel Frame Price

Owner Building in Brisbane... Timber Non Treated - $15k Timber Treated $19k Steel - $65k... Guess which I'll be going with! And steel is going up 21% on 1 june...

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chuth77
May 26, 2008 6:24 pm
chuth77
chuth77
26 May 2008

Waffle Pods

Waffle Pods

Check out buybuildingsupplies.com

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chuth77
May 26, 2008 6:24 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
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


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