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PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
5 July 2008

We're in!

We're in!

CONGRATULATIONS MIKITA Hopefully you'll get some time to relax…

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PhoenixStar
Jul 05, 2008 10:43 pm
PhoenixStar
ahuang
ahuang
5 July 2008

Driveway - retaining wall - decking contractors in Sydney ?

Driveway - retaining wall - decking contractors in Sydney ?
NSW

Just wanted to update you all on my dealings with Joe. He came out & was very helpful & good at explaining everything. However, I have never…

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ahuang
Jul 06, 2008 12:43 am
ahuang
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paddy
Jul 06, 2008 10:27 am
Newbies
Newbies
6 July 2008

Our attempt at electrical plan!!! Suggestions appreciated!

Our attempt at electrical plan!!! Suggestions appreciated!

omg jt, m sooo jealous of ur house....the plans are looks awesome!! i sooooo cant believe u are getting an inbuilt fish tank!! my dad would go nuts if he saw that!!!

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Newbies
Jul 06, 2008 11:49 am
Newbies
piranha
piranha
6 July 2008

Quotes from architect

Quotes from architect
VIC

It cost me $5k for working drawings through draftsman from my sketch design, this was through matrix in qld but I wouldnt recommend them as they dont seem to listen to the…

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piranha
Jul 07, 2008 12:39 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
7 July 2008

New Wisdom Homes display

New Wisdom Homes display
NSW

ahuang - for display homes only - I asked them about that - usually the windows in bathrooms are frosted

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stonecutter1309
Jul 07, 2008 5:54 pm
stonecutter1309
Vegemite
Vegemite
8 July 2008

Newbie

Newbie

Heck I will offer to shovel dirt and dig holes if it means we can get our block quicker. Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to sharing this journey with other…

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Vegemite
Jul 08, 2008 12:56 pm
Vegemite
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donuts
Jul 08, 2008 5:14 pm
donuts
newbie_builder
newbie_builder
8 July 2008

Urb@yne Homes

Urb@yne Homes
VIC

They can start building at $10,000 per square. Check out Domain just the Saturday past. Now waiting super *patiently* for the sales lady to get back to…

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newbie_builder
Jul 08, 2008 11:01 pm
archangelAU
archangelAU
9 July 2008

Rivergum Constructions

Rivergum Constructions
VIC

Hi, Thanks for all of your replies. They seems to sound positive. Would be good to hear from someone that has actually built with them.

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archangelAU
Jul 09, 2008 2:45 pm
anderson1462
anderson1462
9 July 2008

PD and Bricks

PD and Bricks
VIC

Just be really careful when you pay for white mortar. We did this with PD and our mortar is grey. White it PD language means light grey.

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anderson1462
Jul 09, 2008 3:56 pm
markr
markr
9 July 2008

Building Inspection

Building Inspection

It's real important to get an independant inspector to check over your new home, not only for the mandatory inspections, but for the quality checks also. Checks such as…

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markr
Jul 09, 2008 8:02 pm
melanie02
melanie02
9 July 2008

whats next

whats next

Hi Donna, We live just around the corner from Millers office ..... it,s on Richards Rd isn,t it? I went to school with their daughter Sharon.... We,re in Evelyn Sturt…

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melanie02
Jul 09, 2008 9:25 pm
Raz
Raz
9 July 2008

Getting your own private certifier or going with builders???

Getting your own private certifier or going with builders???

Hello Markr, I did try to look for PC info on the forum before I posted but must have missed the link you found. Whether I go with the builder's certifer or appoint…

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Raz
Jul 09, 2008 11:15 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
10 July 2008

Build over Sewer Main

Build over Sewer Main

I'd be double checking the wording of the easement condtions, unless Council waives it's rights for access then they will demand access to the full easement at any…

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Peter_OZ
Jul 10, 2008 9:54 am
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mikkyG
Jul 10, 2008 12:16 pm
leanne2104
leanne2104
11 July 2008

lessons learned - simonds

lessons learned - simonds
1, 2

Holy crap.. I would be so annoyed with this guy. Even though you signed the slip, I would be so put off by them lying and not returning phone calls/emails etc. Take your…

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leanne2104
Jul 11, 2008 3:19 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
11 July 2008

looking for a driveway builder

looking for a driveway builder

Hi Tom, congrats on your new soon-to-be-house! Have you thought about walking around your Estate and getting names/numbers off neighbours who have driveways you like? …

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House-To-Be
Jul 11, 2008 3:34 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
11 July 2008

Damn Builders!!

Damn Builders!!

We have found large doses of alcohol taken regularly helps to dull the feeling of utter helplessness at the incompetence and lies of these…

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House-To-Be
Jul 12, 2008 12:08 am
Princess1
Princess1
12 July 2008

3D Homes

3D Homes
VIC

Hi, I have tried searching 3D homes & cannot locate anything either. No news is good news i guess? Their build quality & inclusions appear to be very good. We…

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Princess1
Jul 12, 2008 12:37 pm
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levi
Jul 12, 2008 9:53 pm
zonk
zonk
13 July 2008

not your usual sunday unless you are an owner builder

not your usual sunday unless you are an owner builder

Good luck and don't let anyone pester you with how it would be easier to get a builder to do it all hey draconis, no one is pestering…

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zonk
Jul 13, 2008 11:19 pm
zonk
MrT
MrT
13 July 2008

Brick veneer versus Foam Cladding?

Brick veneer versus Foam Cladding?

We went brick veneer downstairs, and foam (Unitex) upstairs. Our builders charged us more to do the Unitex than have bricks. Probably because its "not the way we build our…

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MrT
Jul 13, 2008 11:19 pm
MrT
chloe787
chloe787
14 July 2008

Variation Costs

Variation Costs

Yeah I agreed. We managed to get a couple of things in lieu of the changes instead (extension of the Media room) at the end of the day, we are happy with the plan and…

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chloe787
Jul 14, 2008 11:10 am
Australian5Star
Australian5Star
14 July 2008

Anyone heard of Sherbrooke Constructions?

Anyone heard of Sherbrooke Constructions?
VIC

Hi I do the energy ratings for Sherbrooke Constructions and my husband supplies the insulation in their dwellings. Neither company has had any problems with them and…

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Australian5Star
Jul 14, 2008 1:19 pm
Australian5Star
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Paula
Jul 14, 2008 1:40 pm
Paula
ahuang
ahuang
14 July 2008

costs for wall insulation & roof sarking

costs for wall insulation & roof sarking
QLD

We are in Sydney and ours said: "Provide medium duty sarking under all roof tiles including anti flap pad and anti ponding board $2900". Hope this helps!

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ahuang
Jul 14, 2008 4:05 pm
ahuang
Moodyfish
Moodyfish
14 July 2008

Draftsman?Architect?

Draftsman?Architect?
1, 2

Thanx Mr.T! Great link...I'm going to be online till 2 coz of this link! ;-)

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Moodyfish
Jul 15, 2008 12:22 am
Moodyfish
Adrian B
Adrian B
15 July 2008

Doing own electrical with H3nley

Doing own electrical with H3nley
VIC

For downstairs, have your volume builder install fixed baton points where your downlights are going to go. then your riends can change them for downlights alter.

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Adrian B
Jul 15, 2008 8:32 am
Adrian B
HomeReview
HomeReview
15 July 2008

Small (250 mm) eaves, is that too small

Small (250 mm) eaves, is that too small
QLD
1, 2

Chloe I agree with you. From what you have described it is not a Small Lot under the Redlands Planning Scheme. "Small Lot House: Means the use of premises…

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HomeReview
Jul 15, 2008 9:05 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
16 July 2008

rock excavated and left on site

rock excavated and left on site

Is that the Lygon Street Boys building Company? :shock:

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Peter_OZ
Jul 16, 2008 8:47 pm
Maxie
Maxie
16 July 2008

Slowest Builder...

Slowest Builder...
NSW

Oh, that is a tempting idea...... :D

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Maxie
Jul 16, 2008 11:21 pm
Maxie
Moodyfish
Moodyfish
17 July 2008

Design for a small lot 20x20m

Design for a small lot 20x20m

Which state are you in, kittycat?? Sigh....11X35....lol.. fallen madly in love with my block!

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Moodyfish
Jul 17, 2008 10:19 am
Moodyfish
petal
petal
17 July 2008

PD Process

PD Process
VIC
1, 2

:lol: :lol: :lol: Clever thinking!!!!!!!!!!!! Make 'em wait as loooooooong as possible for your hard earned $$$$!!!!!! Wish I'd thought of that :roll: :lol:

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petal
Jul 17, 2008 11:44 pm
petal
clath
clath
18 July 2008

mortar rust

mortar rust

Thanks to do list for your reply. actually have the 3month maintenance coming up this Monday will point out the issue to them. :)

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clath
Jul 19, 2008 12:18 am
clath
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
19 July 2008

The race is on!!!

The race is on!!!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

I just did my morning blog check and saw your "picture" Again, Congratulations!!!! You must be rapt. B&P, you won't be far off. Nearly there :wink:

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House-To-Be
Jul 19, 2008 12:15 pm
Mikaela_D
Mikaela_D
19 July 2008

Building a design that isnt for sale any more

Building a design that isnt for sale any more
SA

If I were in your exact position, I would have a good look at the old plan on the brochure, then go to Builder B and describe it to them as they draw it up rough, not…

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Mikaela_D
Jul 19, 2008 11:19 pm
Mikaela_D
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
19 July 2008

Brickwall over the foundation, easy to fix?

Brickwall over the foundation, easy to fix?

I want to know the answer as well, We have the same issues. Is it a structure problem? How did your builder fix it?

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rldragon2003
Jul 20, 2008 12:48 am
Louise4499
Louise4499
20 July 2008

Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD

Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD
QLD

We have recently got our Brisbane City Councils approvals through - all approved! :D Our estate stated we needed to be 1.5 metres from all boundaries, with a 6 metre…

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Louise4499
Jul 20, 2008 11:36 am
joles
joles
20 July 2008

PD national tiles appointment OUCH!!!

PD national tiles appointment OUCH!!!
VIC

Joles - I agree I didnt really mind too much spending the money on the tiles I agree with what you say just needed to post in here as I was…

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joles
Jul 20, 2008 1:13 pm
joles
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 July 2008

Re-routing grey water????

Re-routing grey water????

Oznow - It's best to filter the water before you put it into a hose. There are commercial options around or you could even use an old stocking . Filtering it stops the…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 20, 2008 4:32 pm
Yak_Chat
Paula
Paula
20 July 2008

bricks and mortar colour

bricks and mortar colour

Always worth asking a…

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Paula
Jul 20, 2008 5:05 pm
Paula
joles
joles
20 July 2008

For TDL or any other engineery types.

For TDL or any other engineery types.

Mmmm :th: , Beginning to think I may follow Eager's lead on this and pull pin on the whole thing and revert to standard which is nothing out there at all. :shock: I think they may…

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joles
Jul 20, 2008 6:47 pm
joles
joles
joles
20 July 2008

M3tric0n & Hebel

M3tric0n & Hebel
VIC

Hi Damo, Yes me again. :oops: :oops: No personal experience. If you can't get any feedback from anyone, why don't you head around to the older displays that used Hebel. M or any…

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joles
Jul 20, 2008 7:22 pm
joles
photogirl
photogirl
20 July 2008

Underfloor or hydronic heating

Underfloor or hydronic heating
VIC

Hi Damo We are having the panels. The size of the panel unit/s is determined by the room size and window size. So we have a range of sizes. To give you an idea our…

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photogirl
Jul 20, 2008 10:33 pm
PIP
PIP
21 July 2008

Carlisle Homes...it continues

Carlisle Homes...it continues
VIC

Hey Matt, Only 6 months! I still have a couple of maintenance jobs to be completed, one of which is quite a big job & I've just past the 12 month mark with C.H. I win.

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PIP
Jul 21, 2008 5:32 pm
Tolstoy
Tolstoy
21 July 2008

Cost of Render Facade?

Cost of Render Facade?

Thanks for the feedback guys. Might see if I can find a reliable tradie in the area to get it done after handover. Looks great and completes the house facade - but is pricey.

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Tolstoy
Jul 21, 2008 6:01 pm
dhess
dhess
22 July 2008

Rehau plastic plumbing

Rehau plastic plumbing

Its meant to be good, but at the end o fthe day I don't think its much cheaper. What you save in piping you end up paying dor all of the proprietry fittings. I recently…

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dhess
Jul 22, 2008 2:07 am

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