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Michelle
Michelle
1 August 2008

Comments on Silkwood flooring

Comments on Silkwood flooring

It’s basically like any other type of wood flooring. Silkwood is just the type of timber. Yes check out a show room, if you see it and are explained to how it…

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Michelle
Aug 01, 2008 10:27 pm
Michelle
Paula
Paula
2 August 2008

Trespassing?

Trespassing?

I checked with a lawyer at work - trespassing is technically when you're on another's property. However, you can only be legally charged…

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Paula
Aug 02, 2008 9:30 am
Paula
DeeElle
DeeElle
2 August 2008

Contract Gotchas

Contract Gotchas
VIC
1, 2

Just wanted to put my two cents worth in :D . We put down 3K with a builder and then didn't sell our house and had to forfeit the deposit. This made us furious as they…

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DeeElle
Aug 02, 2008 2:13 pm
DeeElle
to_do_list
to_do_list
2 August 2008

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

That's when the…

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to_do_list
Aug 02, 2008 9:47 pm
to_do_list
Clarity
Clarity
4 August 2008

post contract variations - interior

post contract variations - interior

We've made a few changes post-contract and even some since building has started... A big pain in the bum!! But it did have to be put in writing so it needed to go through…

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Clarity
Aug 04, 2008 1:33 pm
Clarity
Toast
Toast
4 August 2008

Garage Door Gaps / Tolerances

Garage Door Gaps / Tolerances

Ah right... makes sense now :) So it is bowed as if someone was pushing up against it. I wonder if that is because the opening is too narrow and flexing it outwards?…

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Toast
Aug 04, 2008 1:52 pm
Toast
thesunchaser
thesunchaser
4 August 2008

poor brick work.. PLEASE HELP!!! WE HAVE RESULTS!!! THANKS!

poor brick work.. PLEASE HELP!!! WE HAVE RESULTS!!! THANKS!
1, 2

i'm having the same issue with my bricks. i have read the Guide to Standards and Tolerances document and have raised defects regarding my bricks. My builder is looking…

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thesunchaser
Aug 04, 2008 1:56 pm
just started
just started
4 August 2008

How much do builders actually pay for a contour survey?

How much do builders actually pay for a contour survey?
NSW

We had a very similar situation to you, though it was in late 2006. We signed a prelim contract but included condition "Deposit Fully refundable until Cost estimate is…

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just started
Aug 04, 2008 3:12 pm
oztish
oztish
4 August 2008

Additional Concrete Charge

Additional Concrete Charge

Apparently they estimate how much concrete will be required, dependant on certain factors and certain soil types/composition. Then when they actually go out and start…

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oztish
Aug 04, 2008 8:51 pm
dewi
dewi
4 August 2008

Porter Davis Blogs/Pictures

Porter Davis Blogs/Pictures
VIC

We have moved into our new PD home Hamilton 34. Whole building process was pretty good. PD promised to complete few things post handover all paid for. Looks like PD and…

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dewi
Aug 05, 2008 12:31 am
haywgl
haywgl
5 August 2008

Raz - your external colours...

Raz - your external colours...
NSW

Also agree- no render - great job Rachelle! :)

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haywgl
Aug 05, 2008 10:01 am
haywgl
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
5 August 2008

Opinions on our facade please....

Opinions on our facade please....

Thanks for all the comments - looks like grey is the current winner. Michelle - the light cement sheeting wont actually be as light as that ad will complement the…

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Tony & Emma
Aug 05, 2008 1:40 pm
KristyDave
KristyDave
5 August 2008

Strange One, Porter Davis Upgrade Possible?

Strange One, Porter Davis Upgrade Possible?
VIC

Hey All, Thank you for the promt replies; mikkyG: Yeah we agree but we just wanting to get a feeling if anyone had done this before and what happened, not wanting to…

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KristyDave
Aug 05, 2008 3:40 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
5 August 2008

Cold Feet?????

Cold Feet?????
QLD

BOO! back again

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Peter_OZ
Aug 05, 2008 8:34 pm
firstbuild
firstbuild
5 August 2008

Render vs Face Brick

Render vs Face Brick

Our price is for render just on the front, if we want face brick instead may save us about $3000. To render the whole house was about another $8000. A lot of builders…

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firstbuild
Aug 05, 2008 9:01 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
5 August 2008

retaining walls

retaining walls
VIC

Hi Matt Do you mind telling us how much your rear retaining walls cost as well as the extra dirt to level. Your block seems to be very similar in slope and size to…

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Mel&Em
Aug 05, 2008 10:07 pm
Mel&Em
snistr
snistr
6 August 2008

Anyone Building with PD in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne

Anyone Building with PD in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne
VIC

Hi Guys, For anyone buildingwith PD in Melbournes western suburbs, just wondering how you are all getting allong with your site supervisor? Please PM me your S/S…

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snistr
Aug 06, 2008 12:58 pm
dewi
dewi
6 August 2008

PD Post hand over experience

PD Post hand over experience
VIC

When we checked with the SS last week, he said it will be all done last week. The sub contractors came and did half of the job and made a excuse delay it more. When I…

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dewi
Aug 06, 2008 8:59 pm
matamber
matamber
7 August 2008

Does a deck need antcapping?

Does a deck need antcapping?

Hi, hopefully Ive posted this is the right section, the Building Codes section might be better, but it doesnt seem to get much traffic! We are owner builders and have a…

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matamber
Aug 07, 2008 2:21 pm
petal
petal
7 August 2008

On The Magic Roundabout - building with PD !!!!!!!

On The Magic Roundabout - building with PD !!!!!!!
1, 2, 3

Sorry to hear you haven't been well - no wonder with all this stress! Hope you're all 100% fighting fiit soon! Wow, what a nightmare.....just makes me cringe thinking…

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petal
Aug 07, 2008 2:58 pm
petal
Heathen
Heathen
7 August 2008

Problems before building has begun.

Problems before building has begun.

Thanks everyone for your honest comments and thoughts, they did give us a small window of time in which to have everything ready for building, which is a bit fairer than…

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Heathen
Aug 07, 2008 7:02 pm
Heathen
MeThinks
MeThinks
8 August 2008

RANT: How not to do a web site

RANT: How not to do a web site
QLD
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the feedback D@n its appreciated, your comment about the renovator has been noted and will be addressed buildersearch is only 5 weeks old and is still in the…

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MeThinks
Aug 08, 2008 9:50 am
thesunchaser
thesunchaser
8 August 2008

brick letterbox to match house

brick letterbox to match house

im hoping to use the left-overs bricks to build a letterbox... might be fun ... check this site out i've found - <a…

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thesunchaser
Aug 08, 2008 6:43 pm
sammy
sammy
8 August 2008

Should I complain to Building Commission or not?

Should I complain to Building Commission or not?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

It's good to see that they are trying to fix the problems. Hope that things get better and you get your house in a month's time ::praying::

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sammy
Aug 08, 2008 6:49 pm
sammy
donuts
donuts
8 August 2008

progress photos

progress photos

Congratulations on reaching lock-up braveheart. I love your view.

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donuts
Aug 08, 2008 9:48 pm
donuts
donuts
donuts
8 August 2008

Blog Updated - Site Start

Blog Updated - Site Start

congratulations on the start duminda! Your little girl looks very happy exploring in the dirt! What a cutie. Can you imagine her excitement when the house starts to go up!

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donuts
Aug 08, 2008 10:15 pm
donuts
fletch
fletch
9 August 2008

PD Hebel - here we go

PD Hebel - here we go
VIC

Pictures of the Hebel are now up on our blog.

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fletch
Aug 09, 2008 2:02 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
10 August 2008

at planning stage - Adelaide SA

at planning stage - Adelaide SA
SA

DeeElle, Beware of the standard footings included clause. Some people in the know have told me that some in the industry are "a bit dodgy" on…

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DeeElle
Aug 10, 2008 2:51 am
DeeElle
chloe787
chloe787
10 August 2008

2 Story price Per Metre

2 Story price Per Metre
WA

I probably looking at about $1000 per sqm in Brisbane area including floor covering etc. Again it depends on the size of the house and inclusion.

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chloe787
Aug 10, 2008 11:28 am
pcmrhz
pcmrhz
10 August 2008

Marriott Waters Site Costs Shock

Marriott Waters Site Costs Shock
VIC

How much is the deposit? We are in a similar position - titles registered Sept and hopefully starting in Oct/Nov. We signed our Tender…

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pcmrhz
Aug 10, 2008 7:44 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 August 2008

kit home costs

kit home costs

Hi we are thinking of demolishing our house & building a kit home, instead of extending. We have came across a 26sq house for $105 000…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 10, 2008 10:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
11 August 2008

Photoshop Help Please ! ! !

Photoshop Help Please ! ! !
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

hmmm maybe yes, maybe no. Still a rip…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 11, 2008 9:42 am

Ok then here is the progress after two days of brick laying Garage Back…

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lloydmav
Aug 11, 2008 10:12 pm
lloydmav
davinci
davinci
12 August 2008

$150k enough to cover this extension and renovation?

$150k enough to cover this extension and renovation?

gat plans drawn up, get them tendered, work out the labour and material cost and you will have a ball park figure if it is a slab extension then you will run short as AL…

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davinci
Aug 12, 2008 6:12 pm
davinci
firstbuild
firstbuild
12 August 2008

Plan Comments and Suggestions

Plan Comments and Suggestions
1, 2

thanks Paula, we will most likely have a set of drawers or shelves in the middle. We will look at the exact fit-out of this space a little bit down the track - still…

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firstbuild
Aug 12, 2008 11:20 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
12 August 2008

Box gutters - advice please - would you use?

Box gutters - advice please - would you use?

Here's my 2 cents worth. Ive seen box gutters done on older buildings (20+ years old) and they still work fine, because they were installed properly with falls, overflow…

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Pat the draftie
Aug 12, 2008 11:41 pm
Pat the draftie
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smeagol
Aug 13, 2008 11:32 am
smeagol
DudleyDog
DudleyDog
13 August 2008

Building another coys design

Building another coys design
SA

That's what I thought. Thanks everyone

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DudleyDog
Aug 13, 2008 2:55 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
13 August 2008

Has anyone done a pre-tender

Has anyone done a pre-tender
VIC

I dont think they are stalling the land doesnt settle til May 09 (or thereafter) they just didnt have the site and soil back. Anyhoo now they do…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 13, 2008 7:42 pm
photogirl
photogirl
14 August 2008

PlacesHomeLandLife anyone??

PlacesHomeLandLife anyone??
VIC

Hi T1ms I don't really know what it all means myself but I thought maybe 31/07/2008 024776331 2 205A Notification of Resolution Changing Company Name, might provide…

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photogirl
Aug 14, 2008 9:06 pm
ducky_1983
ducky_1983
14 August 2008

bentley homes

bentley homes
VIC

thanks for the feedback, my fiance and I are looking at the omega with some alterations :). They seem very helpful, but at the moment we're trying to get a block first,…

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ducky_1983
Aug 14, 2008 10:06 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
15 August 2008

Slotted Gutters

Slotted Gutters

Also keep in mind, if you are building in an older area and there are tall trees around, alot of the mess falling gets caught in the actual slots although they do wash…

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gweluphome
Aug 15, 2008 10:07 am
Build_build
Build_build
15 August 2008

Big Kev - holidays?

Big Kev - holidays?
1, 2

Build_build used the words he's been quite good in spotting defects . at least we can reduce his…

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Build_build
Aug 15, 2008 5:05 pm
Build_build
melanie02
melanie02
15 August 2008

Which builder in Adelaide?

Which builder in Adelaide?
SA

Hi Metter, The problems with the building company were all to do with very,very bad workmanship :( I had better not go into too much detail,but it was a very stressful…

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melanie02
Aug 16, 2008 12:26 am
Rachelle
Rachelle
16 August 2008

Mortar questions

Mortar questions
1, 2

I think I like white best now!

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Rachelle
Aug 16, 2008 12:18 pm
joles
joles
16 August 2008

What do you think of the plan?

What do you think of the plan?
1, 2

Having no ensuite doesn't bother me. I'll end up in the master when the old chook moves on anyway. :shock: :wink: Tentatively starting at end of September. No official date yet. :roll:

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joles
Aug 16, 2008 1:43 pm
joles
ahuang
ahuang
16 August 2008

Some recent tips for your new home design

Some recent tips for your new home design
1, 2, 3

Just checked your blog, yes it's too late as you already finished the brick work plus roof already on.... If you are before the brick stage and willing to pay the…

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ahuang
Aug 16, 2008 8:28 pm
ahuang
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 August 2008

Lots of progress! with pics!

Lots of progress! with pics!
SA

Dee said. I've heard it said that many women can talk underwater but that's just coz we are fabulous at multi-tasking! Breathing…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 17, 2008 5:53 am
Yak_Chat

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