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VJ
VJ
23 March 2008

Att: VJ or anyone else in Point Cook

Att: VJ or anyone else in Point Cook

thanks vj, you've saved me time and money my pleasure to help... good luck with the progress on your house, ive seen the…

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VJ
Mar 23, 2008 7:47 pm
VJ
madmel
madmel
23 March 2008

Planning permits

Planning permits

Oh Ratter, this is a subject close to my heart! We were up to Building Permit stage three weeks ago, and while applying for that, found out we needed a Planning Permit…

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madmel
Mar 23, 2008 9:08 pm
jerzey21
jerzey21
23 March 2008

Can they do that?

Can they do that?

We had our tap placed nicely in the middle of our driveway wich caused a few headaches along the way. We were never advised where the tap would be situated and it wasnt…

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jerzey21
Mar 23, 2008 9:44 pm
epiphany
epiphany
23 March 2008

It's been a while but I need some urgent advice, please

It's been a while but I need some urgent advice, please

Thought I'd give an update. PD haven't contacted us directly (I'd still like an apology, to be honest, but I'm not holding my breath). However, two contractors have…

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epiphany
Mar 23, 2008 9:44 pm
epiphany
royalblue
royalblue
24 March 2008

RESILIENT MOUNTS

RESILIENT MOUNTS
NSW

I'd expect a steel framed house to inherantly have that drummy sound, to some extent..

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royalblue
Mar 24, 2008 11:27 am
Alicante
Alicante
24 March 2008

Building woes

Building woes

I wouldn't waste my time replying to this user, they are some type of spammer ... not sure what for, but a user with the same name asked a similar question yesterday on…

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Alicante
Mar 24, 2008 9:13 pm
Newbies
Newbies
24 March 2008

contract appt?? any hints and suggestions??

contract appt?? any hints and suggestions??
VIC

TOTALLY!!! get EVERYTHING in writing. Go prepared and have a list of any questions/concerns you have. Because if you don't pick it up, they wont. We had a promo pack…

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Newbies
Mar 24, 2008 10:44 pm
Newbies
Jet79
Jet79
25 March 2008

Building with Di#on/Tamw@@d - SE Qld (watch the progress)

Building with Di#on/Tamw@@d - SE Qld (watch the progress)
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey, what's been happening with the build? Have they fixed your roof yet?

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Jet79
Mar 25, 2008 7:06 am
Jet79
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 March 2008

Badly hung doors - how to avoid this

Badly hung doors - how to avoid this
NSW

The majority of 'kit' home houses are done with 'pre-hung' door systems - there really isn't any way a door can be screwed on differently without making new holes.

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Dukekamaya
Mar 25, 2008 5:27 pm
Dukekamaya
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 March 2008

Council amalgamation, Bris - VENT

Council amalgamation, Bris - VENT

Jet - Just have a pee on that fire Hydrant - Go on - it will make you feel lot better :wink: I understand the frustrations, but as homereview says, it's not always that…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 25, 2008 7:56 pm
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
25 March 2008

Staircase Question ......

Staircase Question ......

Yes…it’s no different to having the MDF anywhere else. It’s a fiddly job though.

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Michelle
Mar 25, 2008 8:57 pm
Michelle
ahuang
ahuang
26 March 2008

What are typical pre handover issues?

What are typical pre handover issues?

Having not yet started building, you all are not painting a very good picture. :shock: Why are there so many things that need…

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ahuang
Mar 26, 2008 4:08 pm
ahuang
Izzys123
Izzys123
26 March 2008

Site costs

Site costs

Our site costs were estimated at $5000 to $8000 then came in at $12000 at tender. 621sm block, M class slab, 0.7m fall. Building with PD.

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Izzys123
Mar 26, 2008 6:33 pm
Benji1107
Benji1107
26 March 2008

Recommended conveyancer in Melbourne?

Recommended conveyancer in Melbourne?

no worries, thanks guys for your input. Will end up going through a family members recommendation!

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Benji1107
Mar 26, 2008 9:05 pm
damo
damo
26 March 2008

Opinions on brickwork problems

Opinions on brickwork problems

Phoenix, to be fair our s/s has agreed there are some issues and that they will be recitified, I'm sure the delay is just due to rescheduling of the various trades to…

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damo
Mar 26, 2008 9:56 pm
vpande
vpande
27 March 2008

How long from plastering to handover?

How long from plastering to handover?

I think there are the efficient ones and the not so efficient ones.. with us site start was early dec. by xmas we had the slab and timber delivered. Bricking has j u s t…

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vpande
Mar 27, 2008 7:40 am
Pebble
Pebble
27 March 2008

What brick company are you using?

What brick company are you using?
NSW

There is also Midland Brick here in WA. We have a choice of Midland or Austral & we decided on Midland as they had nicer looking 2c…

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Pebble
Mar 27, 2008 9:14 am
Pebble
Casa2
Casa2
27 March 2008

Electrical location: PP (pic)

Electrical location: PP (pic)

Powerpoints are cheap. I would keep all the original locations and add the ones that you've identified. Also, if you are going to put a power point in, make it a double.…

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Casa2
Mar 27, 2008 5:52 pm
Maxie
Maxie
27 March 2008

We're on our way.....

We're on our way.....

Well, we called our site supervisor on Monday, and he said he would get it moved. Tonight, I called into the estate on my way home and the guy was actually there loading…

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Maxie
Mar 27, 2008 8:03 pm
Maxie
sammy
sammy
27 March 2008

temporary fencing

temporary fencing

our builders charge us $1080 for 40m including shade cloth if required.

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sammy
Mar 27, 2008 8:38 pm
sammy
teml
teml
28 March 2008

It Has Begun!

It Has Begun!

Thanks guys :D we think its pretty nice out here. I work in Melb so the trip in each day will be fun, but at night I can chill on the balcony with DW and the cherubs and…

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teml
Mar 28, 2008 6:12 am
teml
Casa2
Casa2
28 March 2008

Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)

Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)
1, 2

haywgl there is not alot of difference between Linea and Straita and when we were chosing between the two we went back and forth many times before…

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Casa2
Mar 28, 2008 7:41 am
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Rachelle
Mar 28, 2008 9:40 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 March 2008

Position on block?

Position on block?

Do people go for security fly screens for sliding doors? Or am I just holding on to my paranoia? Part paranoia - but a good idea as it…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 28, 2008 7:28 pm
Yak_Chat
dancelisah
dancelisah
29 March 2008

Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis

Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis

Mikita: I am glad there is someone. Do you have a blog or photos posted somewhere? VJ: I understand why you changed your mind we are stressing a bit now about lack of backyard!

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dancelisah
Mar 29, 2008 12:35 am
Mikita
Mikita
29 March 2008

PD Delaying construction start - any advice?

PD Delaying construction start - any advice?

Thanks for the replies, My contract shows 185 days including 10 days of inclement wheather and 56 holidays. You are…

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Mikita
Mar 29, 2008 1:09 pm
Mikita
haywgl
haywgl
29 March 2008

Why!!!

Why!!!
1, 2

Thanks HomeReview :) I thought those windows woudl be alright because when I was looking a them I wasn't even close to seeing out of them ;) Thanks again for all your help :)

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haywgl
Mar 29, 2008 2:48 pm
haywgl
Rachelle
Rachelle
29 March 2008

How to deal with Builder's delaying tactics ?

How to deal with Builder's delaying tactics ?

I'm dealing with her too. I actually really like her. When she can she hurries things and then sometimes I don't hear from her for weeks. If I ring and harrass she'll…

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Rachelle
Mar 29, 2008 10:58 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
30 March 2008

WA Building Disputes Search Engine

WA Building Disputes Search Engine

Hello everyone Someone forwarded this link to us for the West Australian Building Disputes Tribunal which I thought may be useful. If you are considering a builder…

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BestBuilder
Mar 30, 2008 9:26 pm
BestBuilder
ahuang
ahuang
31 March 2008

SQUEAKY UPPER STOREY FLOORS

SQUEAKY UPPER STOREY FLOORS
NSW

Just did 695 screws for "securing" our whole first floor flooring board (5 bedrooms + upper living) during the weekend, although I got a power tool from friend, still got…

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ahuang
Mar 31, 2008 8:47 am
ahuang
haywgl
haywgl
31 March 2008

Cremorne 41 Question

Cremorne 41 Question

Thanks Andy :) We have very similiar tastes with upgrades :) I have PMed you :) Cheers Bel

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haywgl
Mar 31, 2008 12:11 pm
haywgl
bglg
bglg
31 March 2008

Sisilation in roof

Sisilation in roof

Is it a Tiled or Tin roof? If tiled they do put the sisal directly on the trusses or rafters, then they batten on top. There's no other way for a tiled roof. If a tin roof…

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bglg
Mar 31, 2008 7:44 pm
bglg
bglg
bglg
31 March 2008

******* roof frame?

******* roof frame?
1, 2

Definately dont do it like that in Melbourne. I wouldnt feel safe working there.

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bglg
Mar 31, 2008 8:04 pm
bglg
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 April 2008

Building First Home: Elevated North-West facing block in ACT

Building First Home: Elevated North-West facing block in ACT
ACT

Good to hear Adam, look forward to seeing your plans. Till then, enjoy the cold. I never could get over how quickly the temp drops with the sun in May :shock: Lovely days,…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 01, 2008 6:16 am
Yak_Chat
arkraider
arkraider
1 April 2008

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

If it is the standard, "New homes Contract October 2004 of the HIA Members", read schedule 3 "Lock up stage" and the meaning. It states, "Lock up stage means: the…

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arkraider
Apr 01, 2008 8:49 am
arkraider
gpierce
gpierce
1 April 2008

rumour re claiming rainwater tank rebate

rumour re claiming rainwater tank rebate

I would be interested to know wether you can claim the rebate on a water tank if you had it installed through a builder at the building…

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gpierce
Apr 01, 2008 9:36 am
stevec
stevec
1 April 2008

Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Go to house on a sunny day before pre handover inspection and note it all down. Then riase the concerns. You will get broken glass, heaps more scratches etc before the end…

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stevec
Apr 01, 2008 2:13 pm
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


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