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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?
VIC

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 10:20 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 11:18 pm
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
3 September 2008

+ GST?

+ GST?

:lol: :lol: :lol: yep...your…

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Michelle
Sep 03, 2008 9:30 pm
Michelle
JoBen
JoBen
4 September 2008

PD 24/7

PD 24/7
VIC

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 11:49 am
acm2269
acm2269
4 September 2008

Carlisle Atlantique 36 Mk2 - Our Journey As Yet

Carlisle Atlantique 36 Mk2 - Our Journey As Yet
VIC

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 1:25 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???
VIC
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 7:29 pm
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Garn
Sep 04, 2008 9:25 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
5 September 2008

New Build Inspections in Perth

New Build Inspections in Perth
WA

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

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HappyHome
Sep 05, 2008 9:47 am
gpierce
gpierce
5 September 2008

building a new home from : ) to : (

building a new home from : ) to : (
VIC

I think this is advertising spam. MOD: GAWN

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gpierce
Sep 05, 2008 2:08 pm
Michelle
Michelle
5 September 2008

Why is it?

Why is it?
NSW

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 6:41 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
6 September 2008

external colour selection help

external colour selection help
NSW

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 11:04 am
Michelle
sha
sha
7 September 2008

Blueboard above windows

Blueboard above windows
QLD

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 12:26 pm
VJ
VJ
7 September 2008

M3tricon standard tile range

M3tricon standard tile range
VIC

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 4:25 pm
VJ
rellie
rellie
7 September 2008

Tiling - need some advice from PD customers

Tiling - need some advice from PD customers
VIC

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 7:58 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
VIC

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 9:22 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 8:48 am
Snake
Adrian B
Adrian B
8 September 2008

Studio 501 Tours

Studio 501 Tours
VIC

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 3:00 pm
Adrian B
kingster
kingster
8 September 2008

New home in Point Cook

New home in Point Cook
VIC

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 3:47 pm
penny73
penny73
8 September 2008

M3tricon brick range- anyone know the standard bricks

M3tricon brick range- anyone know the standard bricks
VIC

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

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penny73
Sep 08, 2008 10:13 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 10:13 pm
donuts
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kirribilli
Sep 08, 2008 11:49 pm
kirribilli
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 September 2008

Level 1 construction Shock!!!

Level 1 construction Shock!!!
NSW

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 8:35 am
stonecutter1309
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 10:45 pm
kexkez
Judie
Judie
9 September 2008

Wincrest

Wincrest
NSW

There is a list of standard inclusions on the website. It seems to differ slightly depending on which house you're building. We also bought the special package they had at…

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Judie
Sep 09, 2008 11:26 pm
Judie
kdeux
kdeux
9 September 2008

Broadway Homes in Perth

Broadway Homes in Perth
WA

some discussions on broadway homes are here: http://www.pomsinperth.com/discussionbo ... hp?t=13883 any luck on finding a builder? im also looking to build and…

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kdeux
Sep 10, 2008 12:13 am
kdeux
starlet
starlet
10 September 2008

Request for Perth builder experiences

Request for Perth builder experiences

We are building with Scott Park Homes, they seem like a quality builder which is why we went with them. We have had a few issues where we just…

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starlet
Sep 10, 2008 1:55 am
lilian
lilian
10 September 2008

Building inspectors for perth

Building inspectors for perth
WA

Thank you, this is very useful information. Apart from anything else (1) they are Perth based and accessible (yay!!!) and (2) they give an indication of prices. I wish…

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lilian
Sep 10, 2008 10:51 am
lilian
oztish
oztish
10 September 2008

pd lock up stage

pd lock up stage
VIC

It's so exciting going every few days and seeing changes made. We aren't quite at lock up and I love wandering around the slab saying "here I am, cooking at the bench"…

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oztish
Sep 10, 2008 3:29 pm
DaleReardon
DaleReardon
10 September 2008

Site Costs

Site Costs

Hi, We were going to build with National in Victoria but after getting their quote (and paying $850 for site soil tests) we were horrified at their site costs. We…

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DaleReardon
Sep 10, 2008 4:04 pm
Minx
Minx
10 September 2008

Custom Private Builder Referral?

Custom Private Builder Referral?
VIC

I went out onsite today for lunch and had a chat with my partner and one of the builders. Sorry the builders my partner knows seem to only do their own projects. Good luck…

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Minx
Sep 10, 2008 4:26 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
10 September 2008

Pre Handover checklist

Pre Handover checklist
VIC

Do you have your addenda?

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gweluphome
Sep 10, 2008 6:13 pm
davinci
davinci
10 September 2008

Spray paint all over slab

Spray paint all over slab

if you use an adhesive such as optima then it will be fine but it is expensive maybe look at a powder mastic type adhesive also kerra bond cleaning paint if oil base is…

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davinci
Sep 10, 2008 6:58 pm
davinci
VJ
VJ
10 September 2008

People who have built in Point Cook

People who have built in Point Cook
VIC
1, 2

Oh, I have a friend who drives up to Altona and leaves his car there. He said there are lots of parking spaces there along the side streets.

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VJ
Sep 10, 2008 8:35 pm
VJ
Bernadette
Bernadette
11 September 2008

Building in Syd

Building in Syd
NSW
1, 2

Thanks Clarity, Great to see so many sydney siders here :-)

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Bernadette
Sep 11, 2008 3:51 am
donuts
donuts
11 September 2008

Toilet Drain. Is it OK?

Toilet Drain. Is it OK?

I thought the same! Am not experienced in looking at this sort of thing but don't think you need to be - it should line up :?

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donuts
Sep 11, 2008 3:38 pm
donuts
VJ
VJ
11 September 2008

Off white mortar

Off white mortar
VIC
1, 2, 3

That's 'cos we have the same bricks, VJ!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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VJ
Sep 11, 2008 7:38 pm
VJ
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 September 2008

help with timber name

help with timber name

Tilling Lustre or similar perhaps? There are…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 11, 2008 8:15 pm
Dukekamaya
kdeux
kdeux
11 September 2008

Premium build - Do I need a premium builder?

Premium build - Do I need a premium builder?
WA

hi just wondering if you ended up going with any particular builder and what the experience is like? i'm also considering two storey with apg / atrium homes / ross…

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kdeux
Sep 12, 2008 12:59 am
kdeux
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penny73
Sep 12, 2008 10:46 am
HappyHome
HappyHome
12 September 2008

$40,000 worth for only $5,000 plus free steak knives deals

$40,000 worth for only $5,000 plus free steak knives deals

Thanks for the replies. We're all clever enough to know that nothing is for free :wink: I suppose this is what I wanted the thread to reflect, where we could be caught with…

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HappyHome
Sep 12, 2008 12:00 pm
DaleReardon
DaleReardon
12 September 2008

Builders at Risk ......

Builders at Risk ......

Speaking of research I saw the http://www.bestbuilder.com.au website mentioned in a couple of psts here. However the site hasn't been working for at least the last few…

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DaleReardon
Sep 12, 2008 12:04 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
12 September 2008

Brisbane based private builder

Brisbane based private builder
QLD

I can't sorry. We built in Brisbane 11 years ago with Coral Homes and they were fantastic!!! My parents and a friend also went on to build with them.

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House-To-Be
Sep 12, 2008 12:25 pm
kexkez
kexkez
12 September 2008

Info on APG Homes...PLEASE

Info on APG Homes...PLEASE
WA

ah happyhome that makes sense I think I remember reading about your move in another post now. Nice to hear good news about a perth builder. :)

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kexkez
Sep 12, 2008 9:34 pm
kexkez
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
12 September 2008

Installation after handover?

Installation after handover?
1, 2

Told ya, You Tube is great!!!! Fool on those who don't look at you tube first :wink:

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House-To-Be
Sep 12, 2008 11:21 pm
VJ
VJ
12 September 2008

My New Dream Home

My New Dream Home

How long did it take from start of paper work until site works? Builder has done the soil tests, we're finalizing our selections at 501 and will be meeting…

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VJ
Sep 12, 2008 11:44 pm
VJ
petal
petal
13 September 2008

PD handover help needed

PD handover help needed
VIC

Also building with PD, but not up to that stage either! Good luck - make sure you keep us posted on your progress and the outcome! :wink:

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petal
Sep 13, 2008 11:11 am
petal
haywgl
haywgl
13 September 2008

PD People Please :)

PD People Please :)
VIC

Woohoo! Good to hear V :) How many R values did they do the external wall insulation too? Also did you get ceiling insulation too?

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haywgl
Sep 13, 2008 4:48 pm
haywgl
oztish
oztish
13 September 2008

Who is Kevin?

Who is Kevin?
VIC

Thanks! By the way, LOVE your username. You are reminding me of that episode of Seinfeld when Pennypacker, Vanderlay and Varnsson are inspecting that apartment...so funny.

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oztish
Sep 13, 2008 5:36 pm
rerob1
rerob1
13 September 2008

comparing building quotes

comparing building quotes

This is interesting...we went through a few builders to get quotes (estimates based on sketch design) with details on the types of finishes we were after and they all came…

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rerob1
Sep 13, 2008 11:01 pm
rerob1
amilelka
amilelka
13 September 2008

Junk and Disorder - New Home Required

Junk and Disorder - New Home Required

Looks like a great plan, I like the flow of all the rooms and the segregation between formal/ informal living. I would just recommend that you make sure you have…

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amilelka
Sep 14, 2008 12:10 am


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