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Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
1 April 2008

additional $8,500 - What should we do?

additional $8,500 - What should we do?

Hi all, Just updating the result: After about 2 -3 month of silent, the builder sent an email today: Subject: Additional Personal Requirements Good…

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Aulyna_1
Apr 01, 2008 4:48 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 April 2008

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

You live and learn I suppose... good to hear you have resolved it :D life is one of continual learning . Good luck with the rest…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 01, 2008 6:44 pm
Yak_Chat
Mozzie
Mozzie
2 April 2008

Finance at what stage with PD?

Finance at what stage with PD?

If you are building with PD and are a cash customer they also ask you to pay an additional 10% up front which is kept in trust with interest paid. That becomes your final…

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Mozzie
Apr 02, 2008 4:13 pm
Mozzie
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
2 April 2008

Pouring slabs in the rain?

Pouring slabs in the rain?

Concrete needs to be somewhat moist to harden. An overcast day and a light drizzle will be better than a 40 degree day. That said, come hail, is probably not the best time.

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virgin-builder
Apr 02, 2008 6:59 pm
virgin-builder

Hi Everyone, I thought i would post some pics of our pre-plaster stage of our place at pre-plaster stage just to show some comparison with other people's places. (more…

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MaylandsManor
Apr 02, 2008 9:50 pm
MaylandsManor
clath
clath
2 April 2008

we have prehandover inspection tomorrow

we have prehandover inspection tomorrow

Hi House wow it has been slow for you :shock: Our construction started November 20th. Thanks everyone .Well preinspection went well alot of yellow stickers around the house…

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clath
Apr 02, 2008 10:51 pm
clath
Trina
Trina
3 April 2008

When did you give notice?

When did you give notice?

Hi Ray, we are in a difficult position at the moment so I can really relate to this topic. Our current house has settlement on the 20th May, when we agreed to this back…

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Trina
Apr 03, 2008 5:03 am
Trina
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Talinsmum
Apr 03, 2008 7:25 am
Talinsmum
sammy
sammy
3 April 2008

DID YOU KNOW...

DID YOU KNOW...

Thanks! I didn't know that.

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sammy
Apr 03, 2008 2:44 pm
sammy
Southies
Southies
3 April 2008

CONTRACT INCLUSIONS - ADVICE PLEASE

CONTRACT INCLUSIONS - ADVICE PLEASE
NSW
1, 2

thanks arkraider - will give it a try :D

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Southies
Apr 03, 2008 10:09 pm
Southies
SammyJ
SammyJ
4 April 2008

Building with Porter Davis

Building with Porter Davis

Thanks everyone for all your replies and help on saving $$$! Sorry to hear about your expeiences Mozzie...i hope you finally get ahold of them! Its so hard because…

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SammyJ
Apr 04, 2008 9:49 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
4 April 2008

bottom of door to floor clearance

bottom of door to floor clearance

It will be to stop air movement - these rooms need to have ventilation, and without the brishg strip air movment would be greater, and the rest of the hosue will be…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 04, 2008 1:21 pm
Yak_Chat
berniebgf
berniebgf
4 April 2008

Pre plaster inspection for PD house

Pre plaster inspection for PD house

Hi Steve Have a look at this thread, it may help you out a bit. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= It is regarding when is the best time to…

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berniebgf
Apr 04, 2008 7:55 pm
berniebgf
kiwi056
kiwi056
5 April 2008

What is pre-wire?

What is pre-wire?

Here is a tip for all though. Ask your supervisor for a site visit post wiring but pre palster, and take a camera with you. I have used my…

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kiwi056
Apr 05, 2008 3:02 pm
kiwi056
awallace
awallace
6 April 2008

House and pool demolition site costs

House and pool demolition site costs

There are companies out there that will pay you money to dismantle the bricks and cut the house so it can be transported away, to be later sold to some one else. Maybe…

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awallace
Apr 06, 2008 9:11 am
awallace
Eager
Eager
6 April 2008

this might seem stupid, but... WHAT ARE EAVES?

this might seem stupid, but... WHAT ARE EAVES?

Hook line and sinker is spot on! :lol: :lol: :lol: It all stemmed from friendly banter about a year ago with past and present members and became a forum…

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Eager
Apr 06, 2008 9:42 am
Eager
arkraider
arkraider
6 April 2008

PD --> Land Delay Marriott waters = +$6,000 variation

PD --> Land Delay Marriott waters = +$6,000 variation
1, 2, 3

Make sure you have everything ready to roll about the 20th April, JoBen.... :) possibly 15th... :)

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arkraider
Apr 06, 2008 8:10 pm
arkraider
piranha
piranha
6 April 2008

building dream house

building dream house

we are building in brookwater no golf membership unless you pay big $$ and you arent even allowed to walk along the course. I believe we are allowed access to the new gym,…

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piranha
Apr 06, 2008 8:55 pm
joaninhac
joaninhac
7 April 2008

Home Presentation Appointment

Home Presentation Appointment

not too bad... they have about 40 defects to fix.. there were another couple of items that i wasn't too happy with but they said it was within their tolerance...…

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joaninhac
Apr 07, 2008 8:56 am
natbut
natbut
7 April 2008

Building Inspector: www.buildingcentre.com

Building Inspector: www.buildingcentre.com

I don't know if they do them in ACT, but you could try archicentre. I'm using them in SA.

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natbut
Apr 07, 2008 2:49 pm
damo
damo
7 April 2008

Tiling with Porter Davis. Hamilton 34

Tiling with Porter Davis. Hamilton 34

another option is to talk to your wet area tiler and see if he is interested in doing your main floor tiling (this is what we are doing)

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damo
Apr 07, 2008 3:46 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
7 April 2008

Is There Anything We Can Do??? Help...

Is There Anything We Can Do??? Help...
1, 2

I think it'd be entirely reasonable and expected that the stone could have simply been returned and replaced if someone had noticed the problem. Even if they'd been signed…

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Cabinfever
Apr 07, 2008 3:50 pm
Cabinfever
Law18
Law18
7 April 2008

Home Time

Home Time
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I am glad you can feel the "FIRE" that was what I was after. My…

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Law18
Apr 07, 2008 10:37 pm
joaninhac
joaninhac
8 April 2008

Should we ask for a credit or query the construction??

Should we ask for a credit or query the construction??
SA

if it says 100 then make sure you get it.... especially if you paid for it!

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joaninhac
Apr 08, 2008 1:10 pm
joaninhac
joaninhac
8 April 2008

PRE-HANDOVE COMPLETED - FEW DEFECTS BUILDER NOT FIXING

PRE-HANDOVE COMPLETED - FEW DEFECTS BUILDER NOT FIXING

well they won't be installing our floor boards, we'll be doing that ourselves... Thank God!!!

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joaninhac
Apr 08, 2008 1:26 pm
ahuang
ahuang
8 April 2008

stage payments if issues are not rectified

stage payments if issues are not rectified

get something in writing after your conversation with the builder. As normally in the bill it says if you delay the payment for X days, they are entitled to delay the…

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ahuang
Apr 08, 2008 1:49 pm
ahuang
to_do_list
to_do_list
8 April 2008

We are at lockup- set up reg. vists on site with BSuper

We are at lockup- set up reg. vists on site with BSuper

I changed only the external locks on the day of handover...except the window ones. After finding the keys in the door I was worried all and sundry would have access. I…

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to_do_list
Apr 08, 2008 7:57 pm
to_do_list
VJ
VJ
8 April 2008

Construction Certificate Surcharges

Construction Certificate Surcharges

Wow thats a relief, moral of the story do not just listen to your CSO and act... keep checking councils do make mistakes. If we had paid these as Clarendon…

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VJ
Apr 08, 2008 9:59 pm
VJ
Newbies
Newbies
9 April 2008

What order of app'ts - Tender, Colour, Tile...

What order of app'ts - Tender, Colour, Tile...

Hi! We we're supposed to have Tender - Hopetoun - National Tiles, but on the day of our Tender, we rang up National to have a look at their tiles, and they had a…

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Newbies
Apr 09, 2008 9:05 am
Newbies
ahuang
ahuang
9 April 2008

I'm a beginner and I need HELP.

I'm a beginner and I need HELP.

One more thing, some of the prices listed in the tender are "provisional", which means there's chance it will go up (99% in our case....) This includes: concrete…

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ahuang
Apr 09, 2008 10:08 am
ahuang
angie
angie
9 April 2008

Building a New House

Building a New House

We are tossing up which builder to go with at the moment, we narrowed it down to Adenbrook, AV Jennings or Plantation. Can anyone give us their experience with these…

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angie
Apr 09, 2008 10:36 am
oznow
oznow
9 April 2008

Slab and Frame Issues?

Slab and Frame Issues?

Hi ratter this was a hot topics a few weeks ago, please have a search. In short, the huge overhang can be problematic for the your house structure. In cases where the…

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oznow
Apr 09, 2008 11:26 am
oznow
oznow
oznow
9 April 2008

Wall insulation

Wall insulation

The builder agreed to install the 2.0R bradford for some portion of internal wall (masterbedroom, and surrounding the bath/WC). It costs $525. the area has 16.5 meter…

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oznow
Apr 09, 2008 1:03 pm
oznow
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berniebgf
Apr 09, 2008 9:26 pm
berniebgf
to_do_list
to_do_list
9 April 2008

How to Evaluate Cracks in Poured Concrete Slabs & Floors

How to Evaluate Cracks in Poured Concrete Slabs & Floors
NSW

Thanks 'chelle if my posts get to techo I'm sure I'll be Moderated just hoping to add to the body of knowledge because I've learn't so much off this forum.... Besides I…

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to_do_list
Apr 09, 2008 9:37 pm
to_do_list
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
9 April 2008

This is our pressy from pd

This is our pressy from pd
1, 2

Great - so when you are away from home, you get that subtle reminder of home? Not sure I like it as a present... but I suppose it's the thought that counts right? Ray

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 09, 2008 9:58 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Raz
Raz
10 April 2008

Need help to finalise my tender

Need help to finalise my tender

Hi Rachelle, I changed the shower to way to the display home is. Really appreciate your input cos sometimes I can be soooooooo indecisive....!!!!!!!!! and can spend…

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Raz
Apr 10, 2008 1:49 pm
Maxie
Maxie
10 April 2008

They broke our frame!!! But they've fixed it....I think

They broke our frame!!! But they've fixed it....I think
1, 2

I hadn't visited our site since Monday, and seeing as it's rained pretty much the whole week, I was astonished to discover tonight that we now have a second storey! And 2…

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Maxie
Apr 10, 2008 9:02 pm
Maxie
nzfiona
nzfiona
10 April 2008

Boring Stuff for the Rest of You - My Colour Selections

Boring Stuff for the Rest of You - My Colour Selections

Eager, Our fascia/spouting colour - Mountain Blue - is very close to Deep Ocean - to the extent it'll be hardly different at all. Dh was a bit worried about the…

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nzfiona
Apr 10, 2008 9:45 pm
nzfiona
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
12 April 2008

Laundry chute help

Laundry chute help

I spoke to our building company today, and they said they only do straight chutes, and not in wet areas, eg. bathrooms.…

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blessedpeople
Apr 12, 2008 12:47 am
blessedpeople
VJ
VJ
12 April 2008

Issue with dwarf wall to leisure area

Issue with dwarf wall to leisure area

Anyways, I really hope it goes well. Be firm. Between dh & I, i go first, only get halfway with them and then dh zooms in for the homerun... pathetic…

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VJ
Apr 12, 2008 8:43 pm
VJ
ptmtaylor
ptmtaylor
12 April 2008

Hi from newbie - building in Marriott Waters with PD

Hi from newbie - building in Marriott Waters with PD
1, 2

I don't know if there is any other Burbank homes being built around near us, let alone the same house. Haven't heard anything. I don't think the people on either side…

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ptmtaylor
Apr 12, 2008 10:40 pm
Helyn
Helyn
13 April 2008

Expected Life of a Brick Veneer Home

Expected Life of a Brick Veneer Home

Many older houses here are older than 40 years. Old stone and solid brick houses. On floorboard bases too, not concrete. Our own house was built in 1959 (double…

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Helyn
Apr 13, 2008 8:52 am
Helyn
jamesnkelly
jamesnkelly
13 April 2008

Connecting the Phone - Do I need to sign up to Telstra?

Connecting the Phone - Do I need to sign up to Telstra?

Nope the $299 doesnt cover your lead in cable. If there is a junction box on the side of your house it usually means your lead in cable has been done as well. but it is…

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jamesnkelly
Apr 13, 2008 11:00 am
jamesnkelly
DeeElle
DeeElle
13 April 2008

sandstone pavers

sandstone pavers

clath I really love sandstone ... it has a beautiful look and feel but can be hard to maintain ... from memory you would probably want to seal it in case you drop red…

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DeeElle
Apr 13, 2008 12:09 pm
DeeElle


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