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Jochicho
Jochicho
1 November 2008

ANYONE BUILT WTH WISDOM OR CASAVIEW HOMES?

ANYONE BUILT WTH WISDOM OR CASAVIEW HOMES?
NSW

Hi rexie_build, I am sort of new on this forum and just read your postings. Your house sounds lovely. We are trying to decide if we should build with Wisdom or EBH. We…

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Jochicho
Nov 01, 2008 1:38 am
suh
suh
1 November 2008

Update...what there is of it!

Update...what there is of it!
NSW

Thanks girls, didn't really think anyone would notice I wasn't around, lol. The computer is being kind to me this morning. All the electricals are done, air cond,…

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suh
Nov 01, 2008 11:03 am
suh
Izzys123
Izzys123
1 November 2008

Inspection issue

Inspection issue

Contracts are derived from statute, that is statutes…

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Izzys123
Nov 01, 2008 5:05 pm
donuts
donuts
1 November 2008

North Lakes, Queensland - colour update

North Lakes, Queensland - colour update
QLD

Hi jeanete, I love the blue colour too, gives it a real seaside look! That's a gorgeous kitchen :)

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donuts
Nov 01, 2008 8:12 pm
donuts
homeishome
homeishome
1 November 2008

Termite Protection

Termite Protection
VIC

Thanks hysterical1144 Even i want to know the answer to this question. Hopefully someone knows the answer to this. Also does someone has any idea how much this system…

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homeishome
Nov 01, 2008 10:56 pm
Dakis
Dakis
1 November 2008

Architect in melbourne South East

Architect in melbourne South East
VIC

A break down of typical town planning costs and working drawing drawings are usually as follows, keep in mind town planning is seperate process to building permit…

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Dakis
Nov 01, 2008 11:26 pm
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Implied easement discussions

Implied easement discussions
1, 2, 3

that's why in victoria we have legally binding protection works agreements to resolve and avoid such issues. No one can do any works or affect your site without protection…

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 9:22 am
dmcclurg
dmcclurg
2 November 2008

Building on a small block

Building on a small block
VIC

Thanks Dakis. We are meeting with a draftsman tomorrow to discuss the project, i was just wondering what other builders experiences might have been. d

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dmcclurg
Nov 02, 2008 9:38 am
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Architect recommendations and costs - Melbourne

Architect recommendations and costs - Melbourne
VIC

$1500 for a chat with an architect !! Wow wish I can charge that with my clients. reality is most don't. There are plenty of building designers and Architects as myself…

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 12:16 pm
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Architect or Building designer fees

Architect or Building designer fees

Any advice on fees that architects or building designers charge/quote these days. I'll be interested to know and compare. Thanks inadvance.

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 12:19 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 November 2008

N3 wind rating requirements.

N3 wind rating requirements.

Certainly windows and doors need to be rated N3... most are rated N2.

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ECOECO
Nov 02, 2008 3:24 pm
ECOECO
orange
orange
2 November 2008

TENDER PRICE HAS CHANGED AND BUILDER WONT STICK TO TENDER???

TENDER PRICE HAS CHANGED AND BUILDER WONT STICK TO TENDER???
1, 2

I finished reading my owner builder book. This is what it said:- 1. Avoid variations in the contract, unless it is really necessary like when…

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orange
Nov 02, 2008 6:53 pm
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Small Project Builders?

Small Project Builders?
QLD

As an architect there are many high quality builders that only do 4 or 5 homes year built to perfection with great attention to detail and service but really depends on…

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 8:53 pm
wanted
wanted
2 November 2008

BUILDING IN PERTH WITH SCOTT PARK HOMES

BUILDING IN PERTH WITH SCOTT PARK HOMES
WA

See the following thread in regards to issues i have had with this particular builder. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= Lets just say i will…

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wanted
Nov 02, 2008 10:01 pm
funkypopcorn
funkypopcorn
2 November 2008

preparing your own site before building

preparing your own site before building

building engineer to overlook work sounds good, at least to get it right. we dont need temporary fencing at our etstate that i do know of- its rural classification. :o :o

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funkypopcorn
Nov 02, 2008 10:23 pm
MrT
MrT
3 November 2008

Boutique/what to do?

Boutique/what to do?
VIC

Thanks for that - seems like it only happened in September. Doesn't really effect us, as long as it doesn't make the staff uncomfortable about their futures, and become…

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MrT
Nov 03, 2008 7:54 am
MrT
joles
joles
3 November 2008

land question

land question
WA

At the time of purchase the only thing we had seen was an estate plan, so had no idea of a drop/ditch being there at all. I am sure the…

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joles
Nov 03, 2008 9:41 am
joles
Kell
Kell
3 November 2008

Who was / is your favourite display home Builder?

Who was / is your favourite display home Builder?
VIC
1, 2, 3

We really like the Denn*s F*mily home displays. They are simple and don't over dress the homes. The worst displays we have seen have been from A V Jennings. Very cold…

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Kell
Nov 03, 2008 12:39 pm
sammy
sammy
3 November 2008

Private Certifier

Private Certifier
NSW

Hi Southies, as you probably know we used Tyrells for preplaster. We think it was worth it as they pointed out a few things our PCA didn't. It would have cost more (than…

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sammy
Nov 03, 2008 1:18 pm
sammy
sammy
sammy
3 November 2008

Real Estate / Builder partnership, what's in it for them?

Real Estate / Builder partnership, what's in it for them?

Hi russell, A while back ago we were looking at some new estates in Kellyville. They were house and land from Eden Brae. The real estate agent works for the builder. And…

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sammy
Nov 03, 2008 1:27 pm
sammy
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wonderland
Nov 03, 2008 4:02 pm
wonderland
Dakis
Dakis
3 November 2008

H Class Soil and Piering allowance

H Class Soil and Piering allowance
QLD

Get an arborist to provide report to the engineer. The tree is over 7m away yet still young tree. The zone of influence will be determined by the arborist, they will…

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Dakis
Nov 03, 2008 7:28 pm
snipfer
snipfer
4 November 2008

Cost of Building a House

Cost of Building a House
VIC

after reading so much horror stories in this forum...what about doing a soil test before purchasing the block of land? legal?

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snipfer
Nov 04, 2008 3:17 am
seakyl
seakyl
4 November 2008

How long for your building approval?

How long for your building approval?
QLD

with coral.. they sent it to a private certifier at the sunshine coast.. I was only 23 days including postage back and forth. Hope you hear soon, I would be ringing them!…

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seakyl
Nov 04, 2008 7:40 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 November 2008

Interior wall insulation with steel frame

Interior wall insulation with steel frame
SA

... The brochure indicates that a standard wall without insulation has a sound absorbance of 33 Rw but this is only increased to 39Rw with…

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ECOECO
Nov 04, 2008 7:57 am
ECOECO
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
4 November 2008

Tapered Columns

Tapered Columns
SA

Thanks guys. Our builder uses Exin to clad the columns. They also build houses out of Exin (or brick and mortar). Have you any thoughts on a house…

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I_BUILD
Nov 04, 2008 3:42 pm
I_BUILD
Bam
Bam
4 November 2008

Mernda Villages

Mernda Villages
VIC

My fiancee said he'd prefer Mernda over Doreen so thats why we have interest in this block but we're not ruling out Doreen. We want to see whether the owners will…

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Bam
Nov 04, 2008 4:24 pm
Bam
orange
orange
4 November 2008

Structural Engineer causes problems. What can I do?

Structural Engineer causes problems. What can I do?
NSW

Anyway, I did as suggested and yes he is registered on the national engineers registration board until June 2009, but I don't know about the quality of his work. I'll…

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orange
Nov 04, 2008 8:35 pm
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
4 November 2008

Colour Roll Call

Colour Roll Call
QLD

I thought I'd start a collection of colour selections - if anyone is interested in playing along with me. I found it really hard to work out what goes with what, and I've…

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JellyLegs
Nov 04, 2008 10:04 pm
JellyLegs
kyton
kyton
4 November 2008

Paint / Photo shop experts wanted

Paint / Photo shop experts wanted
NSW

Since it is a custom home and that is all they do they have no "standard" as well as to date no display homes.…

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kyton
Nov 04, 2008 10:08 pm
kyton
smeagol
smeagol
5 November 2008

Bank advice needed please!!

Bank advice needed please!!
NSW

A verbal promise is just as good. Tell them you want to speak to their boss ...get names etc etc etc... then let them tell u the reasons why etc.…

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smeagol
Nov 05, 2008 2:50 pm
smeagol
RockStar
RockStar
5 November 2008

new house colours!!

new house colours!!

We have glacier in our kitchen with laminex oyster linea, we love it.

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RockStar
Nov 05, 2008 4:48 pm
Bam
Bam
5 November 2008

render cost

render cost

Excuse my ignorance, but there are alot of newish houses that i see where the render has something like water stains, marks…

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Bam
Nov 05, 2008 6:18 pm
Bam
Kell
Kell
5 November 2008

Building with Dennis Family

Building with Dennis Family
VIC

Hi there, we are also planning on building the Macquarie. We have just put a deposit down on our land at The Ridge in Doreen and payed $1000 deposit to hold the price on…

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Kell
Nov 05, 2008 10:27 pm
adlse
adlse
5 November 2008

I have the keys to my new home...

I have the keys to my new home...
SA
1, 2

Hi there, Sorry for the delay. We had neil Gettins, he was great. Got the job done, easy to talk to. We had a good experience with Statesman, finished 6 weeks…

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adlse
Nov 05, 2008 10:50 pm
bmacs
bmacs
6 November 2008

PDers, please

PDers, please
VIC

Hi nh, We are building the PD Sandhurst 36 and it cost us an extra $2,101 to go from a standard (cat 1) to a category 3 brick (Austral Bricks color MALT). An extra $657…

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bmacs
Nov 06, 2008 1:11 pm
BigKev
BigKev
6 November 2008

custom designs builder - Melbourne

custom designs builder - Melbourne
VIC

You could try New Dimension homes. There was discussion about them in a previous post. http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=8915 I…

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BigKev
Nov 06, 2008 1:50 pm
Archieein
Archieein
6 November 2008

Just curious....

Just curious....
1, 2, 3

Could you change any of the colours & bricks etc...or did you have to do it exactly as per their list? Also were the pictures drawings or…

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Archieein
Nov 06, 2008 5:15 pm
Bananas
Bananas
7 November 2008

Is Sarking Required?

Is Sarking Required?

Sarking is generally required when you are in a fire zone and also with some types of tiles. The flat shingle type you need sarking when your rafter goes over a certain…

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Bananas
Nov 07, 2008 9:17 am
Minx
Minx
7 November 2008

Why is a custom design quoted much more?

Why is a custom design quoted much more?

I know and supply many volume builders, my best friend is one. I also know and supply many custom builders. It is impossible to get any…

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Minx
Nov 07, 2008 9:29 am
Jochicho
Jochicho
7 November 2008

Piering allowance - building over sewer pipe

Piering allowance - building over sewer pipe

Thanks Joles and M, it does help. Any info on this helps big time. We have so far allocated $7K for the piering but we get afraid when people say that could be double…

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Jochicho
Nov 07, 2008 10:50 am
grandslam
grandslam
7 November 2008

Jasper roof - exterior colour?

Jasper roof - exterior colour?

Hi, those two colours are the colours we are using on our house. We have the surfmist roof and are using the Jasper as the render colour with some lighter walls such as…

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grandslam
Nov 07, 2008 11:04 am
Drax
Drax
7 November 2008

Metricon Experience

Metricon Experience

We are currently building the Lindeman 27 with M and everything is running well at the moment. The sales consultant was very good, the people at Studio 501 provided good…

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Drax
Nov 07, 2008 1:14 pm
snistr
snistr
7 November 2008

Help... Paint Advise needed

Help... Paint Advise needed

Sorry to hear that snistr :( How different is the colour, ie what does kosciusko pebble look like? Also what colour is your splashback and…

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snistr
Nov 07, 2008 4:29 pm
Lyn
Lyn
7 November 2008

Oh No! Torn between two houses...

Oh No! Torn between two houses...
VIC
1, 2

Personally, as nice as these plans look, I would never consider building a double storey home without a large shower and bedroom downstairs. From bitter experience you…

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Lyn
Nov 07, 2008 9:16 pm
MrT
MrT
7 November 2008

Installation of Sound Batts

Installation of Sound Batts

We had them put in (by the builder, not PD), as they weren't keen on us going on site and actually doing work. Another thing to think about is sound lagging of all your…

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MrT
Nov 07, 2008 10:33 pm
MrT
Polo
Polo
8 November 2008

Depth of sewer pipes and drainage pipes

Depth of sewer pipes and drainage pipes

hi Mudmap, I appreciate your reply and thank you. My land frontage is 14m and length is 30m. The easement is 2m at rear and the land has about 400mm fall from back of…

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Polo
Nov 08, 2008 12:23 am
claego
claego
8 November 2008

Role of Site Developer when choosing new area

Role of Site Developer when choosing new area
VIC

I don't know, never thought that it is important I think you just need to like the surburb/area, traffic and the facilities The only thing i can think of is the…

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claego
Nov 08, 2008 1:05 pm


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