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joles
joles
23 December 2008

Which Estate? Taylor's Hill v Caroline Springs v Craigieburn

Which Estate? Taylor's Hill v Caroline Springs v Craigieburn
VIC
1, 2, 3

I can still get to the city relatively easily, in fact it is far quicker than when I was in Kilsyth both by car and…

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joles
Dec 23, 2008 7:33 pm
joles
Medsy
Medsy
23 December 2008

PC sums - Statesman Homes

PC sums - Statesman Homes
SA

i am at talking through stage with them.... A salesman rep told me they legally have to quote you THE AVERAGE footing costs.... If you go to a salesman, they have a…

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Medsy
Dec 23, 2008 8:01 pm
Southies
Southies
24 December 2008

Sooooo Over It!!!

Sooooo Over It!!!
NSW

Wellllllllll.........I have to…

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Southies
Dec 24, 2008 6:36 am
Southies
inquirer
inquirer
24 December 2008

Has anyone had a great build experience with M'con?

Has anyone had a great build experience with M'con?

M are expanding their business here in NSW. Several display homes will be opening at around Jan/Feb 2009. Hope the group here will be as good.

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inquirer
Dec 24, 2008 9:55 am
da68za
da68za
24 December 2008

Building a Oxford 17 with Eden Brae Homes - SYD

Building a Oxford 17 with Eden Brae Homes - SYD
NSW

Just about all of them are the birmingham facade though ... Not really, there's a good mix of all the standard…

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da68za
Dec 24, 2008 12:13 pm
da68za
do-it-dog
do-it-dog
24 December 2008

Help: A variation fee if it's not in the contract?

Help: A variation fee if it's not in the contract?
VIC

I'll be very interested to hear what happens. Please keep us posted!

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do-it-dog
Dec 24, 2008 3:04 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
24 December 2008

Slightly O/T...but....

Slightly O/T...but....
SA

If refreshing the water seal in the traps doesn't work there could be a problem with insufficient venting of your drain and needs your landlord/agent to call a plumber.…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 24, 2008 6:22 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
24 December 2008

White marks on our roof tiles???

White marks on our roof tiles???

"we think all they are doing in painting the tiles and in time the paint with flake off etc" Exactly, I think you may have to flex your (legal) muscles at this. Or hire…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 24, 2008 6:34 pm
Michelle
Michelle
25 December 2008

balcony extension, opinions please?

balcony extension, opinions please?

Thank you themax. All the best to you as well! :D

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Michelle
Dec 25, 2008 9:02 am
Michelle
yvette72
yvette72
25 December 2008

Anyone get a credit for painting themselves?

Anyone get a credit for painting themselves?
VIC

yes we spent a bit on paint but they donot seal the gyrock I am told and they spray paint the wall up here so I wanted a better job then that.

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yvette72
Dec 25, 2008 7:29 pm
yvette72
yvette72
25 December 2008

House falling apart

House falling apart

you poor thing not good as other said seek legal advice

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yvette72
Dec 25, 2008 8:11 pm
yvette72
yvette72
26 December 2008

Anyone heard of gdevelopments?

Anyone heard of gdevelopments?
QLD

when I went to coral to compare prices I found them between $15,000 to $20,00 more expensive than perry homes and perry home was about 10 sqm bigger.but its a personal…

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yvette72
Dec 26, 2008 3:13 pm
PringlesMk2
PringlesMk2
27 December 2008

Drinking water in a new house

Drinking water in a new house

I'm yet to move into my new home, so maybe I will see what the fuss is all about then? :D

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PringlesMk2
Dec 27, 2008 6:20 pm
Hoffies
Hoffies
27 December 2008

Smallest gap size usable with ceramic tiles?

Smallest gap size usable with ceramic tiles?
1, 2

we just laid 600 x 600mm porcelein tiles. It is matt on the top. We had to do wet cement over the existing slab so that the surface is flat…

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Hoffies
Dec 27, 2008 9:26 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
27 December 2008

What are people looking for in size for outdoor space now?

What are people looking for in size for outdoor space now?
1, 2

exactly WBA ... a bit of planning goes a long way! I have a 2 car garage with room in the driveway for a further 2 cars and parking out the back for 2 more. Total 6…

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mattwalker
Dec 27, 2008 10:08 pm
mattwalker
Jacq_n_Paul
Jacq_n_Paul
28 December 2008

Chipped Bricks - will they be fixed????

Chipped Bricks - will they be fixed????
NSW

Hi Behw. Our issue was fixed. We asked our site supervisor to fix the bricks and after some hesitation they were replaced. Its really important that you stick to your…

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Jacq_n_Paul
Dec 28, 2008 9:42 pm
Jacq_n_Paul
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
29 December 2008

Good home designs with a large top floor deck?

Good home designs with a large top floor deck?
QLD

I'm in Syd so I can't offer suggestions of specific builders - but perhaps sloping block specialists would probably have something suitable (there are a few in NSW who…

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stonecutter1309
Dec 29, 2008 6:19 am
stonecutter1309
dymonite69
dymonite69
29 December 2008

What are variables in a buiding contract you negotiated on?

What are variables in a buiding contract you negotiated on?
SA

Anyways..... when you go in to look/sign/negotiate a HIA building contract with a builder..what are some of the pitfalls to look out for or…

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dymonite69
Dec 29, 2008 8:35 am
dymonite69
petal
petal
29 December 2008

own applianes - when to install

own applianes - when to install

We had our own appliances, but PD wouldn't credit us for that (ie we HAD to take theirs) They did install our r/hood, oven and hot plates, but I think that was b/c they'd…

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petal
Dec 29, 2008 7:37 pm
petal
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
29 December 2008

URGENT! - Photoshop Facade Please! HELP!

URGENT! - Photoshop Facade Please! HELP!
VIC

d@n you are a champion.. the amount of photoshoping you do on this forum!!!

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wakeboardandy
Dec 29, 2008 8:29 pm
wakeboardandy
chuth77
chuth77
29 December 2008

One rainhead enough? please help

One rainhead enough? please help
VIC

How big is the garage? What roof area drains to the downpipe? What do you mean by rainhead?

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chuth77
Dec 29, 2008 9:11 pm
starlet
starlet
31 December 2008

Comments for our new floor plan please

Comments for our new floor plan please
VIC
1, 2

I would definitely sacrifice some space in the WIR to enclose the toilet in the ensuite.

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starlet
Dec 31, 2008 8:20 am
kek
kek
31 December 2008

cost of water tap in fridge space

cost of water tap in fridge space

Didn't add a water point to our fridge space (d'oh!) but we did add capped hot and cold water points to the garage, at a cost of $128 each. We also added a floor waste,…

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kek
Dec 31, 2008 10:56 pm
kek
ChrisL
ChrisL
1 January 2009

DIY Stormwater to curb???

DIY Stormwater to curb???

Builder is asking for $3500 to do the stormwater. So, I think that I'll do it myself. IMO labour is a big component, so if you've got some elbow grease, you'll end up…

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ChrisL
Jan 01, 2009 3:01 pm
chuth77
chuth77
1 January 2009

Has anyone put their water tank underground??

Has anyone put their water tank underground??
ACT

If you get a poly tank and plan to burry it, what ever you do don't foget to fill it before you back fill the hole. Have heard of people's tanks…

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chuth77
Jan 01, 2009 9:08 pm
Nexus
Nexus
2 January 2009

Need help with House exterior colours!

Need help with House exterior colours!
VIC

A fine choice in brick, as we are having Homestead Tan ourselves :D I can really relate about choosing colours, it is so overwhelming. As kek says, there are a lot of…

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Nexus
Jan 02, 2009 9:05 am
Nexus
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
2 January 2009

Costs of single story vs double story

Costs of single story vs double story

Galomp, to give you some idea of PD prices click on the link below and use the price range guide at the top left of the page. These prices are for the base cost only. …

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House-To-Be
Jan 02, 2009 10:29 am
chb
chb
3 January 2009

Costs of building a house?

Costs of building a house?
VIC
1, 2

I think if Canberra was reasonably priced i would stay here and live but the way things are right now its just incredibly unaffordable. More unaffordable than sydney!!…

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chb
Jan 03, 2009 10:28 am
Eager
Eager
3 January 2009

Planning a workshop and garage: HELP

Planning a workshop and garage: HELP

4. Windows for light in the garage. Handy or a complete waste of time? Natural light will save on power bills... besides,…

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Eager
Jan 03, 2009 8:59 pm
Eager
kikin
kikin
3 January 2009

Land titlement

Land titlement

are you in vic... you could look at land.vic.gov.au and go to the interactive map. It will show the street number... normally they don't…

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kikin
Jan 03, 2009 10:26 pm
BlackRain
BlackRain
4 January 2009

Fencing issue

Fencing issue

Personally I…

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BlackRain
Jan 04, 2009 1:18 pm
BlackRain
MBBN
MBBN
4 January 2009

Cracked concrete slab

Cracked concrete slab

Unless you can get a $1 coin in the crack, then the shrinkage cracks are fine. It's only when you can get a coin in there that you have issues.

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MBBN
Jan 04, 2009 7:26 pm
zozzles23
zozzles23
4 January 2009

I have a front tap!!!

I have a front tap!!!
1, 2

Hehe I love that everyone is so excited about their water taps! We took a drive past our block on boxing day and noticed we had a water tap. And yep we got excited…

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zozzles23
Jan 04, 2009 10:33 pm
zozzles23
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
5 January 2009

Stonecutters Ridge - Will it be a Secure Estate

Stonecutters Ridge - Will it be a Secure Estate
NSW

Welcome amk! There is currently a security guard because the site is not approved for general public access because of OH&S issues - people could fall into any of the…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 05, 2009 7:48 am
stonecutter1309
Southies
Southies
5 January 2009

Plan price and Package price? EDEN BRAE.

Plan price and Package price? EDEN BRAE.
NSW

You could definitely do it cheaper yourself ! What you have to weigh up is how much time it would take you to get it all organised & how much your time is worth. The…

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Southies
Jan 05, 2009 5:40 pm
Southies
billdsl
billdsl
5 January 2009

Questions regarding quotes from several builders

Questions regarding quotes from several builders

Sounds like he stands to make some good cash out of running with that builder, it would put me offside straight away and id be skeptical about anything he did from then on....

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billdsl
Jan 05, 2009 9:07 pm
billdsl
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 January 2009

External Finishes

External Finishes

Just do the front, and if you can't live with it do the rest later. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 05, 2009 11:04 pm
ECOECO
iDarren
iDarren
6 January 2009

Mud Brick home building classes?

Mud Brick home building classes?
VIC

Thanks folks :D kek - I'll give mudbrick.org a call :D

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iDarren
Jan 06, 2009 11:25 am
vid
vid
6 January 2009

New home colour suggestions

New home colour suggestions

We are choosing black windows with Ironstone roof,gutters etc but we are also stuck on what colour render to use, Wattyl have a colour called Dune that we think we like,…

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vid
Jan 06, 2009 11:51 am
vid
donuts
donuts
6 January 2009

I can,t believe they,ve finally started !!

I can,t believe they,ve finally started !!
SA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

HI mel, yeah it is sloooowly happening ... dishwasher got connected yesterday gosh that took a long time, but it is making strange noises today :shock: so I am back to washing…

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donuts
Jan 06, 2009 9:21 pm
donuts
mikkyG
mikkyG
6 January 2009

stains on brickwork

stains on brickwork

Hi guys, sorry to thread mine, but seems I've stumbled across a similar problem out at our site, check here…

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mikkyG
Jan 06, 2009 9:47 pm
yvette72
yvette72
7 January 2009

Payment question

Payment question

the bank paid ours but we did own the land

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yvette72
Jan 07, 2009 7:28 pm
suenmatt
suenmatt
7 January 2009

Buying land: what 'subject to conditions' for the Offer?

Buying land: what 'subject to conditions' for the Offer?

Definately look at the covenents first! With our block, our solicitor added a clause into the contract that read something like: "1)this contract is subject to buyer…

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suenmatt
Jan 07, 2009 8:43 pm
amanda062
amanda062
7 January 2009

Exterior colour problems

Exterior colour problems
WA

Hi We are building our new home in Gwelup WA. We have a problem in we chose our colourbond colours for the exterior of the home; Roof - Surf Mist Gutters - Surf…

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amanda062
Jan 07, 2009 8:51 pm
petal
petal
7 January 2009

Grey water ready plumbing with volume builders?

Grey water ready plumbing with volume builders?
VIC

Sorry, just saw this. We built with PD, and we were going to have the Nubian Grey Water system installed post build , so PD were going to build the house 'grey water…

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petal
Jan 07, 2009 9:14 pm
petal
zeke
zeke
7 January 2009

Enclosed stage problem with Coral Homes

Enclosed stage problem with Coral Homes
QLD

Well, if I get a progress payment request and the work is 95%+ complete and other work well in excess of the deficiency has been done (as in the internal plastering in…

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zeke
Jan 07, 2009 9:16 pm
zeke
d@n
d@n
7 January 2009

Calling Photoshop Expert D@n!

Calling Photoshop Expert D@n!
VIC

Eg, if I ask Dan to photoshop the facade of my house, then change my mind about the colour several times. If it's a fee-for-service thing relative…

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d@n
Jan 07, 2009 9:55 pm
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Djelibeybi
Jan 08, 2009 12:13 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 January 2009

Custom Builders? Recommendations? Are they Cheaper?

Custom Builders? Recommendations? Are they Cheaper?
VIC

Volume building is cheaper because; 1) Ordering supplies is predictable - known sizes, lengths and quantities 2) Economies of scale / Buying…

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ECOECO
Jan 08, 2009 1:20 pm
ECOECO


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