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chuth77
chuth77
11 January 2009

Land Question

Land Question

I go the other way.. Looks like block 304 is a cut block... Check the legend... Its cross hatched, which to me indicates cut... If it was just lines on angle it would be…

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chuth77
Jan 11, 2009 7:25 pm
chuth77
chuth77
11 January 2009

What's the installation sequence?

What's the installation sequence?
NSW

Being that the cable will be compleetly surrounded by thermal insulation, it's maximum capacity is reduced (derated)...

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chuth77
Jan 11, 2009 9:02 pm
Nice One
Nice One
12 January 2009

Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?
1, 2, 3

No I am not, just think that this post has gone on for to long, and like most things we are only getting one side. We had a dispute similar to this years ago before …

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Nice One
Jan 12, 2009 8:36 am
Nav
Nav
12 January 2009

Stonecutters Ridge VIP Day - Sat - anyone going?

Stonecutters Ridge VIP Day - Sat - anyone going?
NSW

We'll probably see you guys their again. We are hoping to go their briefly to see the display homes as well.

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Nav
Jan 12, 2009 10:08 am
Nav
Mad_Max
Mad_Max
12 January 2009

Anyone building Carinya with H3nley

Anyone building Carinya with H3nley
VIC

Thanks for your quick replies. I am looking forward to sharing our expeirnec with all of you. Will be starting the blog soon

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Mad_Max
Jan 12, 2009 12:30 pm
Nexus
Nexus
12 January 2009

READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!

READY.....SET..... GO!!!!!!!!!!!
1 ... 52, 53, 54

Hey Nicola, I noticed both in your blog and your post in the Carinya thread that you had issues with the shower door being too close to the toilet. We are building the…

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Nexus
Jan 12, 2009 1:19 pm
Nexus
kek
kek
12 January 2009

how to find house numbers from Lot Number?

how to find house numbers from Lot Number?

It'll be on your rates notice too, if you've received one.

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kek
Jan 12, 2009 9:00 pm
kek
cynarion
cynarion
13 January 2009

Carlisle or other: Variation after construction starts

Carlisle or other: Variation after construction starts
VIC

We had a similar situation (timing-wise) with M3tricon when we wanted to add eaves to the rear of our property only days before the slab was due to be poured. Because we'd…

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cynarion
Jan 13, 2009 8:32 am
cynarion
kek
kek
13 January 2009

Making dreams come true - WE ARE IN!!

Making dreams come true - WE ARE IN!!
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hmm, might have to go for a drive while I'm still on holidays....not today though, it's WAY too hot to be in the car for too long.

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kek
Jan 13, 2009 9:59 am
kek
x
x
13 January 2009

House cost

House cost
1, 2

Definately go for higher ceilings and stone in the kitchen, laminate elsewhere, kitchens are where all the action is nowadays and into the future.

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x
Jan 13, 2009 4:06 pm
thlo
thlo
13 January 2009

Land title not transferred yet

Land title not transferred yet

A very common story; expect up to 12 months if you have a mortgagee (as in a home loan). ... It can be a problem if you…

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thlo
Jan 13, 2009 5:25 pm
thlo
kexkez
kexkez
13 January 2009

Rock removal charges from MCon

Rock removal charges from MCon

well if you can get it capped that's terrific and well worth doing for peace of mind. We've had an additional $ cost for extra rock removal and for slay removal on top of…

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kexkez
Jan 13, 2009 10:09 pm
kexkez

In the words of my 3 year old "Men working - not on holidays anymore" ... Scaffolding was down and roof carpenters were there today putting in bulkheads on ground…

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Becster
Jan 13, 2009 10:53 pm
Bananas
Bananas
14 January 2009

block next door dumping on our lot

block next door dumping on our lot

if you ever have any problems with dumping. See if you have a "Rid Squad" in your state. Google rid squad and you'll see some information. We do in NSW and although it…

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Bananas
Jan 14, 2009 8:23 am
SammyJ
SammyJ
14 January 2009

YAY- we finally signed for a house!!!

YAY- we finally signed for a house!!!
VIC

Oh WOW congrats on the arrival of bubs and the purchase of your new home! the site costs are one of the things we are concerned about! we went to hopetoun last sat…

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SammyJ
Jan 14, 2009 10:26 am
pdaemon
pdaemon
14 January 2009

85mm vs 100mm Slab

85mm vs 100mm Slab
WA

Did you mean first 15cm (150 mm) or first 15mm? Oh, I meant 15mm! So really there isn't any compelling point getting a 100mm slab,…

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pdaemon
Jan 14, 2009 12:57 pm
thlo
thlo
14 January 2009

Does this sound right?

Does this sound right?
NSW

I was talking to our broker about our budget and he said we should look at getting building insurance. I asked him isn't the builder meant to have…

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thlo
Jan 14, 2009 3:49 pm
thlo
Southies
Southies
14 January 2009

How to Best Manage a Builder once DA has been approved

How to Best Manage a Builder once DA has been approved

The builder has to build per Australian Standards. Anything else would make them legally liable. Ideally your inspector should be certified, so that if the worse…

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Southies
Jan 14, 2009 6:03 pm
Southies
gumboots
gumboots
15 January 2009

What does "fall protection" mean on a roofing quot

What does "fall protection" mean on a roofing quot

In vic on a single story home if there is clear ground min 2mtr from roof line railing does not have to be used. So you are allowed to fall…

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gumboots
Jan 14, 2009 11:37 pm

Greggy - here's the lots around the park We are mad keen golfers…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 15, 2009 7:57 am
stonecutter1309
seakyl
seakyl
15 January 2009

Coral Homes Toowoomba

Coral Homes Toowoomba
QLD

There is a coral homes display of the stradbroke 251 near to us. Which one are you looking at. Nice plan for a town block! especially the kids activity room!! Have you…

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seakyl
Jan 15, 2009 10:21 am
Rod1949
Rod1949
15 January 2009

Comments on floor plan please

Comments on floor plan please
1, 2

Just looks like a standard run of the mill house plan to me.

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Rod1949
Jan 15, 2009 10:36 am
poppy_bee
poppy_bee
15 January 2009

Can't find a good house plan

Can't find a good house plan

Hey Freeon, I've just finished designing a 2/3 bedroom 116m2 house in Perth (I live in NSW), which surprisingly enough seems to have plenty of space. The 116m includes…

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poppy_bee
Jan 15, 2009 6:26 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
15 January 2009

Any suggestion on this Floor Plan?

Any suggestion on this Floor Plan?
1, 2

Is JK King Homes that you are building a volume builder or smaller builder? Do they have similar plans that might fit my pocket? 25sq is big…

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wakeboardandy
Jan 15, 2009 8:01 pm
wakeboardandy
ozzroo
ozzroo
15 January 2009

What major inclusions/upgrade should be done by builders?

What major inclusions/upgrade should be done by builders?

I always believe in having (if you are going concrete) the alfresco slab poured with the main house slab. Whilst it may cost more, the alfresco area is then crafted with…

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ozzroo
Jan 15, 2009 9:24 pm
pdaemon
pdaemon
16 January 2009

Eaves as shading device for controlling Sun - Please Help.

Eaves as shading device for controlling Sun - Please Help.
WA

Solar Tube lights...do they let alot of heat through...because ovbiously I wouldn't want that... The suggestion with the 45 degree window sounds good on the corner..I…

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pdaemon
Jan 16, 2009 11:11 am
HellDad
HellDad
17 January 2009

Is this a plumbling issue? please advise

Is this a plumbling issue? please advise
1, 2

We have a drain (100mm?) in the slab that aligns with the middle of a wall frame. It is the drain for the washbasin in the downstairs powder room (I keep calling it the…

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HellDad
Jan 17, 2009 12:50 am
HellDad
MVR
MVR
17 January 2009

who to choose

who to choose
VIC

We are doing the same thing - demolishing our home and building. We chose Sim*ds as we liked their designs and heard good reports from a friend who built with them.…

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MVR
Jan 17, 2009 4:39 am
zeke
zeke
17 January 2009

Wrapping in NSW????

Wrapping in NSW????
NSW

FWIW, in SA sarking is commonly (but not always) used under roofs. I think it is a requirement under tiles in some bushfire-prone areas. We have it under our colorbond…

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zeke
Jan 17, 2009 9:43 pm
zeke
Grace16
Grace16
17 January 2009

Are PD going to be putting their prices up soon?

Are PD going to be putting their prices up soon?
VIC

erinleigh, We signed up in April '08...since then the base price has gone up $8,000. We weren't ready to build straight away as our land wasn't released, so they gave us…

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Grace16
Jan 17, 2009 10:16 pm
amk
amk
18 January 2009

Electrical plan for PD lifestyle homes

Electrical plan for PD lifestyle homes
VIC

They should be able to get you the cost once you know what you need. There are many solutions available. I have been looking at Clipsal StarServe, which Argus also offers,…

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amk
Jan 18, 2009 9:37 am
amk
amk
amk
18 January 2009

Clipsal Electricals appt - what to expect?

Clipsal Electricals appt - what to expect?
VIC

It depends on what you want in your home and do you watch TV. I have three kids with two off them watching TV and playing their Wii. For me it is a requirement. I am going…

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amk
Jan 18, 2009 9:56 am
amk
kek
kek
18 January 2009

Which plan to choose?

Which plan to choose?
1, 2

Another good thing about plan #2 is the garage access setup. I dislike garages opening directly into the entry, so having that small area tucked behind the garage gets it…

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kek
Jan 18, 2009 2:03 pm
kek
oztish
oztish
18 January 2009

BIG Builders vs Small Builders?

BIG Builders vs Small Builders?
1, 2

We are building with a small custom builder (in Melbourne) and we paid for Kevin, the building inspector from New Home Inspections, to come and do a pre plaster…

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oztish
Jan 18, 2009 3:11 pm
zergling
zergling
18 January 2009

Relocaton for crossover

Relocaton for crossover

We built in city of whitehorse and had to flip the whole original floor plans to the opposite side because double garage was too near to next door bedroom window. And…

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zergling
Jan 18, 2009 3:14 pm
zergling
zergling
18 January 2009

Things we should / shouldnt cut from the house

Things we should / shouldnt cut from the house

The package we took has 4 bedroom,study and theatre. We added a rumpus room($10,000). If I can start again I would have added alfresco and pay extra for concrete slab…

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zergling
Jan 18, 2009 3:26 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 January 2009

Am I crazy? or was my builder trying to rip us off?

Am I crazy? or was my builder trying to rip us off?
VIC

Thanks It's always good to hear the whole story from regulars here. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 18, 2009 4:02 pm
ECOECO
Leigh&Sam
Leigh&Sam
18 January 2009

Anyone built in "The Boulevard" in Parafield Garde

Anyone built in "The Boulevard" in Parafield Garde
SA

Hi Jevansent, Thanks for your response!! Great to hear that someone else is building in the Boulveard! Pretty much all the houses are up around our block... ours is…

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Leigh&Sam
Jan 18, 2009 4:57 pm
Leigh&Sam
Wanna
Wanna
18 January 2009

Laminex or stone price differences

Laminex or stone price differences
1, 2

Hi, yep waterfall edges were extra as quoted. We were happy with the prices for the bathrooms though although we might have issues with the sink and taps we've chosen.…

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Wanna
Jan 18, 2009 9:56 pm
Wanna
Wanna
18 January 2009

PD Lifestyle...standard brick range

PD Lifestyle...standard brick range
VIC

Hi. Details are in the Hopetoun interior design guide book you should have been given by your salesperson. Bricks are all Boral. Cat 1. ie. standard = Rouge, Lachlan,…

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Wanna
Jan 18, 2009 10:19 pm
timscales
timscales
19 January 2009

Any suggestion out of these 3 builders?

Any suggestion out of these 3 builders?

They all have FIXED cost contract, but from reading the forums, it seems a lots of people had experience an increase…

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timscales
Jan 19, 2009 6:42 am
soda
soda
19 January 2009

land surveying question

land surveying question

If the developer dosen't come to the party to remark the boundaries. A re-peg through the surveying company that performed the subdivision (should be listed at the bottom…

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soda
Jan 19, 2009 12:31 pm
Southies
Southies
19 January 2009

Anyone used Tyrells quality control inspection?

Anyone used Tyrells quality control inspection?

We have a few issues on our build, so we're actually going to send off an email shortly to our CSR, asking whether T's has done any inspections. Don't know when we'll be…

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Southies
Jan 19, 2009 4:09 pm
Southies
fordehouse
fordehouse
19 January 2009

Questions for those building in Forde ACT

Questions for those building in Forde ACT
ACT

Hi Michael, Our plan is in PDF and picture sites don't like that so had to convert. PM me your e-mail address and I will send you a copy. We love the nursery/study…

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fordehouse
Jan 19, 2009 4:52 pm
kek
kek
19 January 2009

PD fixing stage

PD fixing stage
VIC

Your paperwork (and the 24/7 site as Toni already said) should set out the basics for what to expect at each stage, but there can be variations, depending on which trades…

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kek
Jan 19, 2009 6:12 pm
kek
T&V
T&V
19 January 2009

Treated Timber Frame

Treated Timber Frame

Hi billds - i went thru the terminmesh v's chemical spray last year. i'm building in d/brick & have extra wind tie down rods into my footings, up the cavity onto wall…

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T&V
Jan 19, 2009 10:43 pm
borg
borg
20 January 2009

Does a Slab have to "Curer"

Does a Slab have to "Curer"

Just something to think about. I looked at my brick order and notice that my bricks alone wiegh around 40 tonnes!!

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borg
Jan 20, 2009 8:25 am
borg
cookies
cookies
20 January 2009

how long until building actually commences

how long until building actually commences
VIC

Hi Abbey, I too am building with NBG, and it has been a long process in comparison to others but i think it depends on the variations you do. With mine, after the…

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cookies
Jan 20, 2009 8:54 am
cookies
MayaMatt
MayaMatt
20 January 2009

Land in Kinglake, Who to build with??

Land in Kinglake, Who to build with??
VIC

Thank you - I will also check out Bentley homes and would love to keep up with your building experience along the way!

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MayaMatt
Jan 20, 2009 12:42 pm
Southies
Southies
20 January 2009

fencing cost estimate

fencing cost estimate
VIC

Hi enzo, read this thread : http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=12760&highlight=paling+fence I've suggested a couple of websites…

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Southies
Jan 20, 2009 4:18 pm
Southies


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