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Colleen
Colleen
12 May 2008

quoted time vs actual time

quoted time vs actual time

I think, as far as the contracted time goes, my builder has until the end of July to finish, but they'll be finished on Friday :) . As far as timelines given by site…

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Colleen
May 12, 2008 8:46 pm
Colleen
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Mission
May 12, 2008 10:57 pm
courtypaulie
courtypaulie
13 May 2008

Standard Builder or Private Builder for Caroline Springs ?

Standard Builder or Private Builder for Caroline Springs ?
VIC

Hi buddy Sorry dont have any advice on private builders but I see you are building in Caroline Spring Edenfield estate... We are also building there wonder if we are…

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courtypaulie
May 13, 2008 5:14 pm
VJ
VJ
13 May 2008

Oxidisation (rust marks) on bricks and Mortar

Oxidisation (rust marks) on bricks and Mortar
VIC

stevec, i checked our contract... when we upgraded our bricks, it includes 'neutralising to avoid vanadium staining where required by manufacturer' so i reckon…

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VJ
May 13, 2008 9:13 pm
VJ
Raz
Raz
13 May 2008

Updated photos

Updated photos

This is a really nice house and designed with a big balcony and alresco to enjoy the view. Spectacular! Raz

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Raz
May 14, 2008 12:00 am
Paula
Paula
14 May 2008

I know you love photos...

I know you love photos...
1, 2, 3

Ray, I notice you are moving this weekend as well ::cheerleader:: Good luck with the move, and dont forget moving pics :D

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Paula
May 14, 2008 9:26 am
Paula
penny73
penny73
14 May 2008

How long can contract signing be delayed?

How long can contract signing be delayed?

Thanks all really very excited. Colleen - :lol: I am sure I will change my mind dozens of times. I do have a pretty fixed idea on a colour scheme but having no experience…

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penny73
May 14, 2008 10:49 am
dembi_2000
dembi_2000
14 May 2008

Boutique builder?

Boutique builder?

Thanks SFSG and DeeElle for the tips. Yep, we also believe we'd get better quality and a more personalized service with a boutique builder. We think these 2 are very…

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dembi_2000
May 14, 2008 2:54 pm
donuts
donuts
14 May 2008

Asbestos removal

Asbestos removal

we paid $8800 for an approx 13 square 3 bdrm post-war home including asbestos removal - not sure exactly how much asbestos though - it was never an issue for our people.

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donuts
May 14, 2008 3:50 pm
donuts
VJ
VJ
14 May 2008

Tiling Query

Tiling Query

VJ, Thanks for your input. Quote: IF we do it after handover, it would be around $12K-$14k only. Still very costly, but cheaper than the builder's…

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VJ
May 14, 2008 9:26 pm
VJ
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
14 May 2008

Garage of PD Cremorne

Garage of PD Cremorne
VIC

We asked if we could have the internal walls of our garage - Cremorne 41 - bricked and were advised by our CSC that no, they had to be plastered. Then at tender we asked…

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House-To-Be
May 14, 2008 11:17 pm
haywgl
haywgl
15 May 2008

Cremorne Question

Cremorne Question
VIC
1, 2

Will definatly be starting a blog - when we get some land!! We had what i thought was a certainty until yesterday when I read Snsitr's post about side setbacks and PD's…

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haywgl
May 15, 2008 11:19 am
haywgl
Justin
Justin
15 May 2008

Marshall Baker Homes

Marshall Baker Homes
VIC

We've got scaffold, a messy site and bricks not cleaned yet. Will do an outside pic when things are more tidy.

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Justin
May 15, 2008 1:16 pm
kiwi056
kiwi056
15 May 2008

Estimated time for each trade on site

Estimated time for each trade on site
VIC

Its going to be a big house…I guess with some of the trades time will be determined by the amount of content for them. Obviously some houses have more of this and less…

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kiwi056
May 15, 2008 1:27 pm
kiwi056
Southies
Southies
15 May 2008

CALLING JAMIET

CALLING JAMIET
NSW

Hi jamiet we recently signed a contract with them & that 'customer guarantee" page was actually bound with the contract. We wanted to have the phrase relating to the…

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Southies
May 15, 2008 4:10 pm
Southies
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
15 May 2008

Base Price

Base Price
VIC

In our case it wasn't a low doc loan, as we only borrowed 60%, which the bank was happy to do without proof of income. But yes, a low doc will do…

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Kevin Brown
May 15, 2008 9:05 pm
Kevin Brown
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Michelle
May 15, 2008 9:26 pm
Michelle
glowwave
glowwave
15 May 2008

Building with 0rbit...feedback will be great

Building with 0rbit...feedback will be great
VIC

Hi there. My dad works for Orbit and I think they're pretty good. ;) Hope it all goes well for you. We built with Devine Pioneer about 6 years ago (before my dad started…

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glowwave
May 15, 2008 9:31 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
15 May 2008

Cracks in slab

Cracks in slab
SA

The only question in my mind is to make sure the builder does actually spray the slab with curing oil! My experience is that in the housing…

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to_do_list
May 15, 2008 11:00 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
15 May 2008

Alarm pad location?

Alarm pad location?
NSW
1, 2

Just had the alarm installed today for the new place. Keypad is by the the internal door to the garage, but unlikely to use it as the key fob activates and…

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to_do_list
May 16, 2008 12:18 am
to_do_list
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Judie
May 16, 2008 1:04 am
Judie
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
16 May 2008

First inspection

First inspection
WA

Hi, Our inspection took about 2 hours. We started from one end and systematically went through all rooms - starting from the roof, down to the floor. Check windows…

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First_Timer_Ray
May 16, 2008 6:59 am
First_Timer_Ray
clath
clath
16 May 2008

Outlook Terrace (Pakenham)

Outlook Terrace (Pakenham)
VIC

HI Rodda interesting about your comment on Hampton park. it has a stigma. i agree i lived there for 14 yrs and all i had was trouble sorry if i might offend people there…

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clath
May 16, 2008 4:04 pm
clath
dj
dj
16 May 2008

Building Inspector in Adelaide

Building Inspector in Adelaide
SA

I hope all goes well for you but Hick**botham and Sta**man homes are the same company, I have had and heard of many horror stories and some good, It would be wise to have…

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dj
May 16, 2008 5:31 pm
jacquiace
jacquiace
17 May 2008

Looking for a project manager to build my home

Looking for a project manager to build my home
VIC

Hello all, Thank you for all your responses. As I gathered it will be hard to find a builder who's ready to build. Can anyone recommend a builder who is prepared to…

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jacquiace
May 17, 2008 2:51 pm
brittany
brittany
17 May 2008

Homes Now

Homes Now
VIC

I think they are the bargain basement arm of National Builders Group.

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brittany
May 17, 2008 9:04 pm
brittany
Draconis
Draconis
17 May 2008

Wet Plaster and Insulation

Wet Plaster and Insulation

how bad is the gyprock? normaly if that gets too wet it starts to swell and never drys out properly (it's one way of finding leeking pipes in your walls!) Personally I…

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Draconis
May 17, 2008 10:37 pm
Draconis
kexkez
kexkez
17 May 2008

New fence

New fence
WA

i think Draconis is right about future owners. i remember an issue with one of our back neighbours who hadn't paid his half off, on several of the neighbouring fences.…

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kexkez
May 17, 2008 11:14 pm
kexkez
dna
dna
18 May 2008

Building in Sydney - Updated 18/05/08

Building in Sydney - Updated 18/05/08
NSW
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the kind comments. kexkez: It's not surprising that you haven't seen this thread considering I haven't updated for a while so it would have been a few…

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dna
May 18, 2008 1:11 pm
brittany
brittany
18 May 2008

Major Disappointment

Major Disappointment
VIC

We're so far happy with NBG - or more so the builder they assigned us. We did do a huge amount of changes to the floor plan and they didn't seem to charge for just…

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brittany
May 18, 2008 9:32 pm
brittany
clath
clath
18 May 2008

Help, problems defects new Boral roof tiles

Help, problems defects new Boral roof tiles

Braveheart looks like you have the same issue as what i had with my Roof tiles, they where also Boral...Dark Chocolate .The roof was already tiled and im wondering why…

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clath
May 18, 2008 11:09 pm
clath
Polo
Polo
19 May 2008

Guess what we got?

Guess what we got?
1, 2

Hi Ray, Congratulations and all the best with your new house.

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Polo
May 19, 2008 1:00 am
Kryten
Kryten
19 May 2008

Finally getting there! construction pictures

Finally getting there! construction pictures

Looking good there vpande - nice progress being made there :D I like the mini workers in the first pic :wink:

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Kryten
May 19, 2008 10:02 am
Kryten
kpny
kpny
19 May 2008

anyone built with pro-line homes in melbourne?

anyone built with pro-line homes in melbourne?

hi perryr, we're looking at the Heywood 29. We did a walk through and got a quote for the house and options we wanted, but i think it may be just out of price range.…

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kpny
May 19, 2008 10:05 am
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Southies
May 19, 2008 1:47 pm
Southies
Judie
Judie
19 May 2008

Can you recommend good tradies brisbane to me?

Can you recommend good tradies brisbane to me?
QLD

I have an electrician for you: John Hawthorne Pty Ltd (07) 3878 4630 He is married to my husband's cousin. He's a really good guy and has a good reputation. I've…

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Judie
May 19, 2008 9:31 pm
Judie
Raz
Raz
19 May 2008

HYDRAULIC ENGINEERS

HYDRAULIC ENGINEERS

Hi devank, Thanks for your reply. PM sent Raz

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Raz
May 19, 2008 10:42 pm
gpierce
gpierce
19 May 2008

Custom Home Builders in Sydney

Custom Home Builders in Sydney
NSW

That's me, but they have not actually built anything yet:) Our cost per sq metre remains to be seen, but estimated somewhere round $1700. But, that includes everything…

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gpierce
May 19, 2008 10:49 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
19 May 2008

PD tile upgrades anyone??

PD tile upgrades anyone??
VIC
1, 2

Hi Penny73, You can go to National Tiles at Port Melbourne on Saturday mornings and browse before your appt. I was there last Saturday making yet another change. I've…

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House-To-Be
May 20, 2008 12:56 am
kyton
kyton
20 May 2008

Building on stumps.

Building on stumps.

Luke, yep that was the quote. As I said all the builders we spoke to were around this magical figure - hence we are hoping like crazy that the drop edge slab will be…

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kyton
May 20, 2008 12:51 pm
kyton
Archieein
Archieein
20 May 2008

Advise on Erecting a new fence

Advise on Erecting a new fence
VIC
1, 2

We are also about to build with PD... We had been to another PD home which is being built and this house has its garage on the boundary...

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Archieein
May 20, 2008 3:00 pm
dame73
dame73
20 May 2008

site cost

site cost

sorry ours was a hamilton 29mk11 from 0rbit, looking at your photos you must be in the blue ridge estate, we have bought in huntly view estate.

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dame73
May 20, 2008 9:08 pm
lordmacrus
lordmacrus
20 May 2008

Timing

Timing

I bought an off the plan property at CS last year with the developer there. The house is expecting to be finished building in June which now it already in lock up stage :lol:

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lordmacrus
May 20, 2008 10:47 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
21 May 2008

PD standard Termite Protection

PD standard Termite Protection
VIC

I think they do something? under the slab. The piping you need to add goes all the way round the edge of the slab - so needs to in before your driveway etc. So this can…

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vanderlay
May 21, 2008 1:00 pm
vanderlay
Toast
Toast
21 May 2008

Porter Davis = Henley?

Porter Davis = Henley?
VIC

this is why I never read the paperwork :P :lol:

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Toast
May 21, 2008 3:14 pm
Toast
joaninhac
joaninhac
21 May 2008

For anyone building with H3nley...

For anyone building with H3nley...
VIC

pity we can't all say the same... glad it went smoothly for you!

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joaninhac
May 21, 2008 3:47 pm
jeffdd
jeffdd
21 May 2008

Has anyone built with these guys before??

Has anyone built with these guys before??
VIC

going through early stages with colex. up to drafting of plans and drafting of quote. Spoken directly with owners who are very helpful. So far so good. What…

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jeffdd
May 21, 2008 10:30 pm
perryr
perryr
22 May 2008

Gas Metre installation and PD

Gas Metre installation and PD
VIC

Pretty sure that when we signed the contract, we also signed paperwork for gas connection. Hmmm. I'll have to dig it our now!

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perryr
May 22, 2008 9:48 am
perryr
perryr
22 May 2008

We're In!

We're In!
VIC

Congrats Ray - awesome to be in your own place. Time to change your siggy, update the blog and show us some photos. Perhaps once you are off dial up...

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perryr
May 22, 2008 10:39 am
andrew_123
andrew_123
22 May 2008

Displays in Melbourne

Displays in Melbourne
VIC

our land is in golden grove! its actually narre warren SOUTH, so that might be the problem. also, its is golden grove DRIVE and you can enter via glasscocks road…

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andrew_123
May 22, 2008 1:39 pm
andrew_123


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