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Lyn
Lyn
27 October 2008

Excess soil removal..........rip off....??????

Excess soil removal..........rip off....??????

Builder is probably not paying tip fees, and just charging some other poor customer for a bit of fill instead! We had extra fill put on, then it all got scraped back…

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Lyn
Oct 27, 2008 2:25 pm
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
27 October 2008

Australand

Australand

That is the thing with convenants.. they only last so long.. In my estate laurimar my land contract states, these convenants cease to apply from 2017.

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wakeboardandy
Oct 27, 2008 8:17 pm
wakeboardandy
snipfer
snipfer
28 October 2008

Has anyone changed the house they are building post tender?

Has anyone changed the house they are building post tender?
VIC

hi, does PD allows you to change certain parts of the floorplan? example like - changing the location of the kitchen/rooms?

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snipfer
Oct 28, 2008 1:03 am
seakyl
seakyl
28 October 2008

OXXO or XOX

OXXO or XOX

I decided to go with the XOX, therefor we will have a large glass opening with no security screen in the way. I'm not sure what sort of window covering we will put in…

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seakyl
Oct 28, 2008 8:22 am
Southies
Southies
28 October 2008

Providing subbies with goodies

Providing subbies with goodies
NSW
1, 2

I remember asking the carpenters what they like to drink - beer, wine or spirits. And they were like "Oh no, really you don't have to....... But if…

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Southies
Oct 28, 2008 4:35 pm
Southies
Maxie
Maxie
28 October 2008

Building Contracts

Building Contracts

I was wondering whether we're quite within our rights to insist on adding clauses about date of completion now that one might be a toughie! :D

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Maxie
Oct 28, 2008 5:34 pm
Maxie
Samira
Samira
29 October 2008

buying off the plan or a display home?

buying off the plan or a display home?

Hi Lyn, They don't actually have any floorplans online of their verve range at all! It just has some graphics and a little information etc. You will have to visit…

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Samira
Oct 29, 2008 9:51 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
29 October 2008

Acratex render colors

Acratex render colors
VIC

Thanks KWOOD2 - at least I now know the color can be changed if I want it to be. I'll pop out tomorrow and check what Sorell should actually be and if I was wrong and…

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Mozzie
Oct 29, 2008 10:29 pm
Mozzie
Snake
Snake
30 October 2008

Planning Permit Responsibility

Planning Permit Responsibility
VIC

Hi We have height regulation. As per council we need planning permit. The builder in the contract has said that planning permit is owners…

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Snake
Oct 30, 2008 6:46 am
Snake
woodsey
woodsey
30 October 2008

So close...

So close...
1, 2

Well, Now, all we need is the HWS, rainwater tank, stove and air-con condenser installed, and we'll be right to move in (after we have carpet and…

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woodsey
Oct 30, 2008 7:36 am
beegeers
beegeers
30 October 2008

Anyone for the Empire?

Anyone for the Empire?
QLD

Hi muzzman We did consider the Empire cos this was one of the few ones that sort of fitted till we added the alfresco Pluses were Minor bedrooms are big and they…

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beegeers
Oct 30, 2008 1:23 pm
Newbies
Newbies
30 October 2008

New to this - which comes first, land or builder?

New to this - which comes first, land or builder?
VIC

heheh i'm going to throw in a vote for picking house then land...thats what we did...although we did it both in a couple of days of each other anyway...hehe good luck!…

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Newbies
Oct 30, 2008 8:20 pm
Newbies
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
31 October 2008

Correct height of picture rails?

Correct height of picture rails?

I'm currently living in a 190's red brick where the picture rails were added at a later date. The…

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buildingadreamhome
Oct 31, 2008 8:02 am
buildingadreamhome
woodsey
woodsey
31 October 2008

progress payments

progress payments

My understanding is you don't sign off a payment till you are satisfied, thats what our banks declarations say which we have to sign before sending that and a copy of an…

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woodsey
Oct 31, 2008 8:17 am
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Stormy
Oct 31, 2008 1:00 pm
Stormy
funkypopcorn
funkypopcorn
31 October 2008

choosing a block?

choosing a block?
VIC

:D thanks for all your replies! we will keep looking for a better block!

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funkypopcorn
Oct 31, 2008 10:05 pm
~*InfiniteLoop*~
~*InfiniteLoop*~
31 October 2008

Building a house for the tribe....Seaford Rise, SA.

Building a house for the tribe....Seaford Rise, SA.
SA

Ahhh, I gotcha now :lol: . See, I have no idea what ZZ Top even look like! Now I do, and I feel honoured they laid my slab :D

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~*InfiniteLoop*~
Oct 31, 2008 10:11 pm
Jochicho
Jochicho
1 November 2008

ANYONE BUILT WTH WISDOM OR CASAVIEW HOMES?

ANYONE BUILT WTH WISDOM OR CASAVIEW HOMES?
NSW

Hi rexie_build, I am sort of new on this forum and just read your postings. Your house sounds lovely. We are trying to decide if we should build with Wisdom or EBH. We…

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Jochicho
Nov 01, 2008 12:38 am
suh
suh
1 November 2008

Update...what there is of it!

Update...what there is of it!
NSW

Thanks girls, didn't really think anyone would notice I wasn't around, lol. The computer is being kind to me this morning. All the electricals are done, air cond,…

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suh
Nov 01, 2008 10:03 am
suh
Izzys123
Izzys123
1 November 2008

Inspection issue

Inspection issue

Contracts are derived from statute, that is statutes…

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Izzys123
Nov 01, 2008 4:05 pm
donuts
donuts
1 November 2008

North Lakes, Queensland - colour update

North Lakes, Queensland - colour update
QLD

Hi jeanete, I love the blue colour too, gives it a real seaside look! That's a gorgeous kitchen :)

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donuts
Nov 01, 2008 7:12 pm
donuts
homeishome
homeishome
1 November 2008

Termite Protection

Termite Protection
VIC

Thanks hysterical1144 Even i want to know the answer to this question. Hopefully someone knows the answer to this. Also does someone has any idea how much this system…

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homeishome
Nov 01, 2008 9:56 pm
Dakis
Dakis
1 November 2008

Architect in melbourne South East

Architect in melbourne South East
VIC

A break down of typical town planning costs and working drawing drawings are usually as follows, keep in mind town planning is seperate process to building permit…

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Dakis
Nov 01, 2008 10:26 pm
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Implied easement discussions

Implied easement discussions
1, 2, 3

that's why in victoria we have legally binding protection works agreements to resolve and avoid such issues. No one can do any works or affect your site without protection…

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 8:22 am
dmcclurg
dmcclurg
2 November 2008

Building on a small block

Building on a small block
VIC

Thanks Dakis. We are meeting with a draftsman tomorrow to discuss the project, i was just wondering what other builders experiences might have been. d

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dmcclurg
Nov 02, 2008 8:38 am
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Architect recommendations and costs - Melbourne

Architect recommendations and costs - Melbourne
VIC

$1500 for a chat with an architect !! Wow wish I can charge that with my clients. reality is most don't. There are plenty of building designers and Architects as myself…

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 11:16 am
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Architect or Building designer fees

Architect or Building designer fees

Any advice on fees that architects or building designers charge/quote these days. I'll be interested to know and compare. Thanks inadvance.

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 11:19 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 November 2008

N3 wind rating requirements.

N3 wind rating requirements.

Certainly windows and doors need to be rated N3... most are rated N2.

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ECOECO
Nov 02, 2008 2:24 pm
ECOECO
orange
orange
2 November 2008

TENDER PRICE HAS CHANGED AND BUILDER WONT STICK TO TENDER???

TENDER PRICE HAS CHANGED AND BUILDER WONT STICK TO TENDER???
1, 2

I finished reading my owner builder book. This is what it said:- 1. Avoid variations in the contract, unless it is really necessary like when…

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orange
Nov 02, 2008 5:53 pm
Dakis
Dakis
2 November 2008

Small Project Builders?

Small Project Builders?
QLD

As an architect there are many high quality builders that only do 4 or 5 homes year built to perfection with great attention to detail and service but really depends on…

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Dakis
Nov 02, 2008 7:53 pm
wanted
wanted
2 November 2008

BUILDING IN PERTH WITH SCOTT PARK HOMES

BUILDING IN PERTH WITH SCOTT PARK HOMES
WA

See the following thread in regards to issues i have had with this particular builder. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= Lets just say i will…

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wanted
Nov 02, 2008 9:01 pm
funkypopcorn
funkypopcorn
2 November 2008

preparing your own site before building

preparing your own site before building

building engineer to overlook work sounds good, at least to get it right. we dont need temporary fencing at our etstate that i do know of- its rural classification. :o :o

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funkypopcorn
Nov 02, 2008 9:23 pm
MrT
MrT
3 November 2008

Boutique/what to do?

Boutique/what to do?
VIC

Thanks for that - seems like it only happened in September. Doesn't really effect us, as long as it doesn't make the staff uncomfortable about their futures, and become…

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MrT
Nov 03, 2008 6:54 am
MrT
joles
joles
3 November 2008

land question

land question
WA

At the time of purchase the only thing we had seen was an estate plan, so had no idea of a drop/ditch being there at all. I am sure the…

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joles
Nov 03, 2008 8:41 am
joles
Kell
Kell
3 November 2008

Who was / is your favourite display home Builder?

Who was / is your favourite display home Builder?
VIC
1, 2, 3

We really like the Denn*s F*mily home displays. They are simple and don't over dress the homes. The worst displays we have seen have been from A V Jennings. Very cold…

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Kell
Nov 03, 2008 11:39 am
sammy
sammy
3 November 2008

Private Certifier

Private Certifier
NSW

Hi Southies, as you probably know we used Tyrells for preplaster. We think it was worth it as they pointed out a few things our PCA didn't. It would have cost more (than…

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sammy
Nov 03, 2008 12:18 pm
sammy
sammy
sammy
3 November 2008

Real Estate / Builder partnership, what's in it for them?

Real Estate / Builder partnership, what's in it for them?

Hi russell, A while back ago we were looking at some new estates in Kellyville. They were house and land from Eden Brae. The real estate agent works for the builder. And…

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sammy
Nov 03, 2008 12:27 pm
sammy
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wonderland
Nov 03, 2008 3:02 pm
wonderland
Dakis
Dakis
3 November 2008

H Class Soil and Piering allowance

H Class Soil and Piering allowance
QLD

Get an arborist to provide report to the engineer. The tree is over 7m away yet still young tree. The zone of influence will be determined by the arborist, they will…

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Dakis
Nov 03, 2008 6:28 pm
snipfer
snipfer
4 November 2008

Cost of Building a House

Cost of Building a House
VIC

after reading so much horror stories in this forum...what about doing a soil test before purchasing the block of land? legal?

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snipfer
Nov 04, 2008 2:17 am
seakyl
seakyl
4 November 2008

How long for your building approval?

How long for your building approval?
QLD

with coral.. they sent it to a private certifier at the sunshine coast.. I was only 23 days including postage back and forth. Hope you hear soon, I would be ringing them!…

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seakyl
Nov 04, 2008 6:40 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 November 2008

Interior wall insulation with steel frame

Interior wall insulation with steel frame
SA

... The brochure indicates that a standard wall without insulation has a sound absorbance of 33 Rw but this is only increased to 39Rw with…

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ECOECO
Nov 04, 2008 6:57 am
ECOECO
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
4 November 2008

Tapered Columns

Tapered Columns
SA

Thanks guys. Our builder uses Exin to clad the columns. They also build houses out of Exin (or brick and mortar). Have you any thoughts on a house…

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654
I_BUILD
Nov 04, 2008 2:42 pm
I_BUILD
Bam
Bam
4 November 2008

Mernda Villages

Mernda Villages
VIC

My fiancee said he'd prefer Mernda over Doreen so thats why we have interest in this block but we're not ruling out Doreen. We want to see whether the owners will…

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Bam
Nov 04, 2008 3:24 pm
Bam
orange
orange
4 November 2008

Structural Engineer causes problems. What can I do?

Structural Engineer causes problems. What can I do?
NSW

Anyway, I did as suggested and yes he is registered on the national engineers registration board until June 2009, but I don't know about the quality of his work. I'll…

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orange
Nov 04, 2008 7:35 pm
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
4 November 2008

Colour Roll Call

Colour Roll Call
QLD

I thought I'd start a collection of colour selections - if anyone is interested in playing along with me. I found it really hard to work out what goes with what, and I've…

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JellyLegs
Nov 04, 2008 9:04 pm
JellyLegs
kyton
kyton
4 November 2008

Paint / Photo shop experts wanted

Paint / Photo shop experts wanted
NSW

Since it is a custom home and that is all they do they have no "standard" as well as to date no display homes.…

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kyton
Nov 04, 2008 9:08 pm
kyton
smeagol
smeagol
5 November 2008

Bank advice needed please!!

Bank advice needed please!!
NSW

A verbal promise is just as good. Tell them you want to speak to their boss ...get names etc etc etc... then let them tell u the reasons why etc.…

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smeagol
Nov 05, 2008 1:50 pm
smeagol
RockStar
RockStar
5 November 2008

new house colours!!

new house colours!!

We have glacier in our kitchen with laminex oyster linea, we love it.

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RockStar
Nov 05, 2008 3:48 pm
Bam
Bam
5 November 2008

render cost

render cost

Excuse my ignorance, but there are alot of newish houses that i see where the render has something like water stains, marks…

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Bam
Nov 05, 2008 5:18 pm
Bam


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