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mw017
mw017
24 January 2009

Casaview Homes

Casaview Homes

thanks buildingadream home. A bit part of the problem we've had so far with them is not them saying they wouldn't be flexible with alterations, but that the're not…

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mw017
Jan 24, 2009 6:28 am
kexkez
kexkez
24 January 2009

Quick question about our Master Plans

Quick question about our Master Plans
SA

I am a fan of glass above the doorway. We haven't done it in our house because for some reason it didn't occur to me to talk to DH about it. He doesn't like glass on…

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kexkez
Jan 24, 2009 10:41 am
kexkez
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ECOECO
Jan 24, 2009 12:11 pm
ECOECO
claego
claego
24 January 2009

standard specs - PLS HELP

standard specs - PLS HELP

Privacy lock for internal doors is not standard for a lot of…

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claego
Jan 24, 2009 7:42 pm
Stormy
Stormy
24 January 2009

Demolishing home - any recomendations?

Demolishing home - any recomendations?
VIC

Our home was demolished last October. It's not something I would choose to do myself. 1) I wanted the job done quickly (though it wasn't...), 2) I didn't want to injure…

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Stormy
Jan 24, 2009 9:46 pm
Stormy
Crissy82
Crissy82
25 January 2009

Building Envelopes

Building Envelopes

Great - thanks for that Sonya! :) I think it must be okay for us too, otherwise they would hint that its not worth it to lodge the application. Hope your pool gets…

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Crissy82
Jan 25, 2009 7:37 am
iTalk
iTalk
25 January 2009

M3tricon, Henely, or Simonds ?

M3tricon, Henely, or Simonds ?
VIC

My choice was narrowed down to Porter Davis or H3nley. I'll do my homework and see if I could choose the better one. I'm probably going with the 'Bardot' with Porter…

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iTalk
Jan 25, 2009 7:37 am
iTalk
Kenshi123
Kenshi123
25 January 2009

Building our first home.

Building our first home.
VIC

Good luck with your build. Hope to see some photos really soon!

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Kenshi123
Jan 25, 2009 1:14 pm
MandyandPete
MandyandPete
25 January 2009

Anyone using Stylemaster Homes? Or feedback?

Anyone using Stylemaster Homes? Or feedback?
QLD

Hi, We are also looking at Stylemaster - Lakeview 27. I found they offer the best value for money, but I've had to look very carefully at the inclusions and add on a few…

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MandyandPete
Jan 25, 2009 3:51 pm
davinci
davinci
25 January 2009

grout getting dirty

grout getting dirty

i always mix acrylic into grout to help prevent staining and mould etc makes the grout semi gloss finish seals the grout not only on the surface but all the way the…

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davinci
Jan 25, 2009 4:52 pm
davinci
borg
borg
25 January 2009

Independent Soil Tests

Independent Soil Tests
VIC

Hi, our contract clearly stated that we would get all monies returned paid as deposit if the site did not meet our…

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borg
Jan 25, 2009 9:14 pm
borg
wallacetai
wallacetai
25 January 2009

Does SIZE matter?

Does SIZE matter?
1, 2, 3

If you want good resale, the house can't be so extravagant or out of left field that you price yourself out of the market. But in ten years…

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wallacetai
Jan 25, 2009 9:26 pm
blackmax
blackmax
25 January 2009

Metricon (QLD) Price Rise

Metricon (QLD) Price Rise
QLD

The builders maybe trying to maintain their profits. If the number of builds decreases, the obvious (perhaps naive way) to maintain their profits is to increase…

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blackmax
Jan 25, 2009 10:25 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
25 January 2009

Floorboards for Project home in Sydney

Floorboards for Project home in Sydney
NSW

We originally had our kitchen built for a 20mm floor (the boral kind) but changed it to a 40mm kickboard allowance. Our kickboards are built into/on our…

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Jochicho
Jan 25, 2009 10:52 pm
muzzman
muzzman
26 January 2009

Building an almost round house

Building an almost round house
1, 2

Yeah I found it really interesting because it's a home that you can actually use - 4…

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muzzman
Jan 26, 2009 3:33 am
muzzman
ChrisL
ChrisL
26 January 2009

Contract Clauses - Statesman SA

Contract Clauses - Statesman SA
SA

Medsy, Clause 6.1 items relates to 'force majeur'. Very common in all contracts, not just building contracts. My building contract (not with Statesman) also has…

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ChrisL
Jan 26, 2009 8:00 am
kexkez
kexkez
26 January 2009

to conduit or not conduit?

to conduit or not conduit?

a draw wire sits inside the conduit so that at a later stage when you want to put cables etc down the conduit the cable can be attached to the wire at the top and then…

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kexkez
Jan 26, 2009 11:19 am
kexkez
joeygbh
joeygbh
26 January 2009

so fed up!

so fed up!
VIC

I agree, but the owner did have those things included in the purchase so they expected them to be there. They were upset when they found out…

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joeygbh
Jan 26, 2009 1:53 pm
joeygbh
bigred
bigred
26 January 2009

Where and what do you get for $170K?

Where and what do you get for $170K?

Hi there, That's the same style home that I've since placed a deposit on. The Victory 1800 with a few modifications including: * Second bathroom and extended laundry…

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bigred
Jan 26, 2009 7:15 pm
bigred
amk
amk
26 January 2009

What are site costs?

What are site costs?

try and find a builder like ours who cover all site costs in the cost of the home. Very handy, as we don't have to stress about future…

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amk
Jan 26, 2009 8:07 pm
amk
Hels
Hels
26 January 2009

PD hopetoun interiors

PD hopetoun interiors
VIC

We went to National Tiles at Port Melb on a weekday (but they may be open on a saturday too) for a browse and then had our appt a couple of weeks later. They have a…

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Hels
Jan 26, 2009 9:18 pm
Hels
amk
amk
26 January 2009

Things to lookout when signing LAND n BUILDING contract

Things to lookout when signing LAND n BUILDING contract

Intresting question. Im just about to go through my Land contract this week. I intend to read through the contract and if there are any issues, I may get a second opinion…

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amk
Jan 26, 2009 10:35 pm
amk
Felix
Felix
27 January 2009

Eden Brae OXFORD 23 HELP.......

Eden Brae OXFORD 23 HELP.......
NSW

Will be watching the other replies as i am also building an Oxford 23, but in Spring Farm. We are adding the 2 squares for $3000 (think it is $3500 with flooring).…

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Felix
Jan 27, 2009 8:36 am
popcorn-chicken
popcorn-chicken
27 January 2009

What do you think of these 2 designs?

What do you think of these 2 designs?
1, 2

Agree with the laundry! For us it must be next to the garage, and have internal access from garage to laundry, so on rainy days or after a beach trip, we can all dump in…

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popcorn-chicken
Jan 27, 2009 12:37 pm
Loulabelle
Loulabelle
27 January 2009

Under bench Microwave - Built with M

Under bench Microwave - Built with M
QLD

We're having an underbench microwave too but after spending christmas holidays at my parents house where they have an underbench microwave, I'm thinking twice about it. My…

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Loulabelle
Jan 27, 2009 1:14 pm
Loulabelle
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
27 January 2009

Hello , Need Help and Advice

Hello , Need Help and Advice
NSW

I believe that site leveling has been a part of site costs -- dunno whether standard (included into the base price) or additional (that sum of 12,950)... All builders have…

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ebyelyakov
Jan 27, 2009 1:15 pm
ebyelyakov
petal
petal
27 January 2009

End of a Clarend0n build, WE'RE IN & photos..floors

End of a Clarend0n build, WE'RE IN & photos..floors
NSW
1, 2, 3

Floors look just beautiful, Clarity! :D Kitchen, too - love that white!!! :wink: :lol: I was wondering the same thing about the sprinklers!!! No possible way we can do that in…

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petal
Jan 27, 2009 2:30 pm
petal
borg
borg
27 January 2009

saving on house materials for new investment property

saving on house materials for new investment property
VIC

spiro from your post, I take it your building as an owner builder?? Saving money is hard work and it takes lots of time in homework and research. Before you can go to…

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borg
Jan 27, 2009 5:26 pm
borg
supa
supa
27 January 2009

Anyone dealt with VCAT?

Anyone dealt with VCAT?
VIC

Thank you for all the information. I feel more armed n ready now. i will let you know how it goes :)

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supa
Jan 27, 2009 6:57 pm
amk
amk
27 January 2009

PD Lifestyle Range - Which Extras Did You Chose?

PD Lifestyle Range - Which Extras Did You Chose?
VIC

Do anything structutal now as it will cost a lot more later. All the best :D

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amk
Jan 27, 2009 7:27 pm
amk
amk
amk
27 January 2009

Qld - McCarthy Homes or Garth Chapman Builders

Qld - McCarthy Homes or Garth Chapman Builders
QLD

Not for myself. If you can try to get some prices out of them and compare the costs between the two and inclusions.

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amk
Jan 27, 2009 7:40 pm
amk
Axin
Axin
27 January 2009

Who would know the builder of this design?

Who would know the builder of this design?

Thanks for the responses~ yeah agree, only to ask if those builders can customise a bit.. :D

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Axin
Jan 27, 2009 10:55 pm
stevep79
stevep79
28 January 2009

New Web site for Wisdom Homes

New Web site for Wisdom Homes
NSW
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M3tricon need to update their designs for NSW rather than import their Victorian designs. They've also been done for copyright…

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stevep79
Jan 28, 2009 7:26 am
stevep79
sammy
sammy
28 January 2009

Private certifier in Sydney

Private certifier in Sydney
NSW

Thanks amk. Will look into those two.

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sammy
Jan 28, 2009 12:26 pm
sammy
billdsl
billdsl
28 January 2009

Rain Water Tank not filling very well

Rain Water Tank not filling very well

well thats the problem, ive been watching the water tank entry point for the water to come through when its been raining (not pouring) and there is no water coming out at…

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billdsl
Jan 28, 2009 1:07 pm
billdsl
Robbuilding
Robbuilding
28 January 2009

M3tricon at the Ponds

M3tricon at the Ponds
NSW

Had a look at M3tricon at the Ponds on the weekend... beautifull homes but "everything" we looked at was an extra... it certainly seemed like "everything." We had a…

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Robbuilding
Jan 28, 2009 3:38 pm
Robbuilding
Robbuilding
28 January 2009

Cosmo / Provincial or Champion homes?

Cosmo / Provincial or Champion homes?
NSW

Friends of mine built with Provincial... they had a good experience right from the sales thro to the home being finished... their prices and product look good ... we would…

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Robbuilding
Jan 28, 2009 5:29 pm
amk
amk
28 January 2009

Starting Soon

Starting Soon
ACT

Put any Structural Changes if you want any first. As it will cost a lot more later to extend or alter. 1st thing I did was take the plan of the house I liked and then…

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amk
Jan 28, 2009 6:44 pm
amk
clath
clath
28 January 2009

A few questions about building with Porter Davis

A few questions about building with Porter Davis
VIC

I built with PD lifestyle range and have been in my home 9 months now.. The pds building inspector does exist When the house was being built i happened to go to the…

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clath
Jan 28, 2009 6:52 pm
clath
od
od
28 January 2009

Developer approval

Developer approval

Our builder is doing this for us. Even putting the future shed location on for me.

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od
Jan 28, 2009 7:04 pm
Annietom
Annietom
28 January 2009

is the upgrade to a timber look garage door worth it?

is the upgrade to a timber look garage door worth it?
VIC

We have bought our garage roller door from https://wholesalegaragedoors.com.au but the color was a bit different when we installed it so we…

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Annietom
Jan 28, 2009 7:24 pm
Annietom
melanie02
melanie02
28 January 2009

Building our Flagstone - Pics of our latest decorating!

Building our Flagstone - Pics of our latest decorating!
1 ... 15, 16, 17

It all looks great Sharee! Your render colour looks fabulous and I just love your chandelier! I,ve bought one for our formal dining and I can,t wait to put it up :D

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melanie02
Jan 28, 2009 7:38 pm
wake_me
wake_me
28 January 2009

Costing and budgeting

Costing and budgeting
NSW

Just look under soil in your yellow pages. Geotechnical or consulting engineers.

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wake_me
Jan 28, 2009 7:42 pm
wake_me
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themax
Jan 28, 2009 8:23 pm
themax
Southies
Southies
28 January 2009

panel glide cedar colour grain garage door

panel glide cedar colour grain garage door

No worries, I had it saved, for when I was looking at the same door. :D

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Southies
Jan 28, 2009 8:23 pm
Southies
busymum
busymum
29 January 2009

1300 my dream or 1300 new home or Rigid Homes

1300 my dream or 1300 new home or Rigid Homes
VIC

Sorry to bring bad news, but our experience with this company was a nightmare. We have lodged a complaint with Consumer Affairs Victoria and believe that many others have…

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busymum
Jan 29, 2009 7:35 am
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
29 January 2009

Is anyone building with Homes Now (Division of NBG)?

Is anyone building with Homes Now (Division of NBG)?
VIC

We are also building with NBG but I have never heard of Homes now, sorry.

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pinkfairymagic
Jan 29, 2009 12:34 pm
pinkfairymagic
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
29 January 2009

struggling with Clarendon... are they for real?

struggling with Clarendon... are they for real?
1, 2

One major plus for us with Clarendon is their size. In the current economic enviroment it was important to…

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ebyelyakov
Jan 29, 2009 12:57 pm
ebyelyakov


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