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penny73
penny73
22 April 2008

4 bdr home designs between 20-22m in length

4 bdr home designs between 20-22m in length

Wow Anthea that is a great design I really like it. I will check out their website and see where it is on display :D

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penny73
Apr 22, 2008 10:19 am
perryr
perryr
22 April 2008

Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!
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There's another practical side to getting the holes fixed - if they aren't fixed, you might feel the effect of the holes under whatever floor covering you choose to put…

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perryr
Apr 22, 2008 10:49 am
donuts
donuts
22 April 2008

cleanliness of your home when handed over...

cleanliness of your home when handed over...
1, 2

Really? Might have to make a trip down to Officeworks...don't think I have enough paper even for double sided!

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donuts
Apr 22, 2008 1:46 pm
donuts
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
22 April 2008

Our progress ... Good News & Bad News

Our progress ... Good News & Bad News
VIC

LOL No one can beat me My partner, cat and I live on the living room floor of my mum's rented 1 bedroom apartment Have been here for 6 months and another 4 to go…

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lrhodes1
Apr 22, 2008 5:22 pm
lrhodes1
Minx
Minx
22 April 2008

Site costs!!!

Site costs!!!
VIC

Wow I thought you were my cousin there for a minute. Your block sounds identical to his. It's also in Sth Morang. My partner is going to build his place early next year.…

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Minx
Apr 22, 2008 5:55 pm
claego
claego
22 April 2008

5 star energy - do i really need to pay for it?

5 star energy - do i really need to pay for it?
VIC

i am haivng timber floor in the similar areas too... other than that, just 2 sliding doors being added... well, i would assume that your is doule glazed door, not sure if…

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claego
Apr 22, 2008 6:40 pm
memphis
memphis
22 April 2008

Bib Tap

Bib Tap

Suppose; depends how full the tank was.

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memphis
Apr 23, 2008 12:33 am
memphis
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
23 April 2008

Pre handover tomorrow with PD

Pre handover tomorrow with PD
VIC

I'd say have a read of the New Home Inspections website: http://www.newhomeinspections.com.au There are sample reports on the site for…

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PhoenixStar
Apr 23, 2008 8:05 pm
PhoenixStar
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
23 April 2008

Planning Permit -Stockland Development e.g. Monterey Central

Planning Permit -Stockland Development e.g. Monterey Central

Thanks for taking the time to reply guys, Much appreciated! Builder is in the process of applying for the building permit & I will be giving council a call 8)

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blessedpeople
Apr 23, 2008 9:03 pm
blessedpeople
claego
claego
24 April 2008

Snowdon Builders...Has anyone built with this mob before?

Snowdon Builders...Has anyone built with this mob before?
VIC

I have been to their display and the design is quite nice.. talked to the sale rep regarding prices, inclusion and/or changes to plan, sound good that they are willing to…

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claego
Apr 24, 2008 11:44 am
Southies
Southies
24 April 2008

New Update for MyVirtualHome

New Update for MyVirtualHome
1, 2

I've got an account - no idea why it won't work.

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Southies
Apr 24, 2008 6:35 pm
Southies
berniebgf
berniebgf
24 April 2008

Customer Service Co-ordinator V's Site Supervisor

Customer Service Co-ordinator V's Site Supervisor
VIC

Thanks everyone for your responses. Good info for me and all.. :) putting socks back on.... :wink: Bernie.

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berniebgf
Apr 24, 2008 6:45 pm
berniebgf
Rachelle
Rachelle
25 April 2008

More facade help, have removed balcony...

More facade help, have removed balcony...
NSW

Thank Raz, I'll have a look at those bricks on the Austral website. Our house actually had two windows there! It had two on each side and one in the middle. I…

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Rachelle
Apr 25, 2008 6:43 pm
penny73
penny73
25 April 2008

HELP sold our house now have to look SERIOUSLY at builders

HELP sold our house now have to look SERIOUSLY at builders
VIC

:lol: Am now very happy as we are off to a couple of the land offices tomorrow to ask about releases etc. Probably after a single storey (double would be great but too…

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penny73
Apr 25, 2008 7:12 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
25 April 2008

Anyone building with Dix** in Brisb or Sunny coast Qld?

Anyone building with Dix** in Brisb or Sunny coast Qld?
QLD

Next thing is to contact Legal Aid Queensland and the Building Services Authority for advice.

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HomeReview
Apr 25, 2008 8:26 pm
MrT
MrT
25 April 2008

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?
VIC

Hi, We're (hopefully!!) about half way through. Pretty happy with how it is all going, although not a great deal of progress in the last couple of weeks. I've been…

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MrT
Apr 25, 2008 10:55 pm
MrT
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
27 April 2008

Anyone had probems/experience with Masterton before?

Anyone had probems/experience with Masterton before?
NSW

Hey Newcastle - so who did you end up building with? did you end up going back to a smaller builder or stick with one of the bigger project builders? Fiona

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Talinsmum
Apr 27, 2008 10:31 am
Talinsmum
bec
bec
27 April 2008

Nearly There!!!!

Nearly There!!!!
VIC

love the use of different colours in the kitchen, very nice indeed!

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bec
Apr 27, 2008 8:22 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
27 April 2008

Colours

Colours
VIC

Hi guys We chose the colours on 22/4/08. Took a while but we got there. Spent an xtra 4k, but it was all things that we wanted like better tapware, cupboard handles,…

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Mel&Em
Apr 27, 2008 9:02 pm
Mel&Em
stevec
stevec
27 April 2008

Breather Pipe sewage smell

Breather Pipe sewage smell

Thanks for your replies it has been helpful The toilets are not in as yet so this smelll seems normal at present. I do smell it when walking around outside of house…

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stevec
Apr 27, 2008 10:35 pm
VJ
VJ
27 April 2008

Wouldnt it be nice if the world was chocoloate?

Wouldnt it be nice if the world was chocoloate?

I intend to go to Austral again and look carefully at the ones you have mentioned. It's good if you can have the list from Austral and…

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VJ
Apr 27, 2008 11:02 pm
VJ
HomeReview
HomeReview
27 April 2008

Signing building contract before the land is titled

Signing building contract before the land is titled

Always seek independent legal advice on the contracts. The disclosure contracts can have a lot of dubious clauses hidden in there.

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HomeReview
Apr 27, 2008 11:15 pm

Couple not on my previous link but in my bookmarks..... WA: http://www.apghomes.com VIC: http://www.monomeath.com.au VIC:

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to_do_list
Apr 28, 2008 11:41 am
to_do_list
teml
teml
28 April 2008

Porter Davis - Tiles

Porter Davis - Tiles
VIC

I am definatly hoping to get a standard tile, no more upgrades 4 me!! Hi Haywgl, we said exactly the same thing :D - and it cost us an…

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teml
Apr 28, 2008 1:22 pm
teml
Judie
Judie
28 April 2008

Knockdown Rebuild In Sutherland Shire Sydney

Knockdown Rebuild In Sutherland Shire Sydney
NSW

If you think Sutherland Council is bad, you should try Ku-ring-gai! Lots of builders won't even touch Ku-ring-gai, so it's hard finding a builder in the first place. I…

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Judie
Apr 28, 2008 5:34 pm
Judie
bec
bec
28 April 2008

Beware: the tile company delivered different tiles!!!!

Beware: the tile company delivered different tiles!!!!

yep happened to me too! delivered the wrong shade always try and check!

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bec
Apr 28, 2008 5:36 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 April 2008

problem: walk in corner pantry :( [with pic]

problem: walk in corner pantry :( [with pic]

Hi mike The current pantry has the melamine floor. As you said, it will be difficult to reach the stuffs at the corner. That is why i was rather…

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to_do_list
Apr 28, 2008 8:28 pm
to_do_list
Rachelle
Rachelle
28 April 2008

BRICK SELECTION - HEEELLLLLP!

BRICK SELECTION - HEEELLLLLP!
NSW
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We're having either Urban One Nougat (Silver) or Latte, nice flat, even colour, I think these would work for you too. Good Luck!

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Rachelle
Apr 28, 2008 10:32 pm
sofar_sogood
sofar_sogood
28 April 2008

slab poured today, no sure if this is poor workmanship?

slab poured today, no sure if this is poor workmanship?
1, 2

"Yep that will work, and when an issue with the house that was not built properly. Let me know how many $500 you spend getting it fixed." A positive approach i…

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sofar_sogood
Apr 28, 2008 11:36 pm
oznow
oznow
29 April 2008

Help! Frame Finished No Extra Noggins...

Help! Frame Finished No Extra Noggins...
VIC

Our builder put in two 90mm noggin for the future wall-hung TV.

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oznow
Apr 29, 2008 6:25 am
oznow
teml
teml
29 April 2008

Insulation Question

Insulation Question
VIC

Check out this site - it may help. http://www.insulationaustralia.com.au/homeowner.asp In their words... "For ceilings R2.5 is the base…

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teml
Apr 29, 2008 8:48 am
teml
arkraider
arkraider
29 April 2008

We are changing home designs and why not builder too..

We are changing home designs and why not builder too..
VIC

Come to think of it, we changed our builders too a few times. We even paid deposits to one.... 1st H3nl3y - Just became too costly once we added things to the…

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arkraider
Apr 29, 2008 10:28 am
arkraider
The Dynamic Duo
The Dynamic Duo
29 April 2008

new builder?

new builder?
VIC

David Reid…

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The Dynamic Duo
Apr 29, 2008 2:30 pm
The Dynamic Duo
smeagol
smeagol
29 April 2008

Anyone dealt/built with highview homes?

Anyone dealt/built with highview homes?
VIC

www.highviewhomes.com.au Couldnt find anything searching the forums. Comments? thanks in advance. I really like this on

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smeagol
Apr 29, 2008 3:24 pm
smeagol
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
29 April 2008

Cremorne 34....

Cremorne 34....
VIC

Yes!!! It's amazing what can happen when you go the the 'big boss' PCV went through very quickly after a 'chat' with him....... after being…

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hysterical1144
Apr 29, 2008 10:22 pm
jamiet
jamiet
29 April 2008

Problem: damage wetseal

Problem: damage wetseal

Sorry, my bad. The requirement for the shower wall is to be water resistant. The joints up to 1.8m high have to be water proof. My shower walls are waterproofed all the…

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jamiet
Apr 29, 2008 11:51 pm
Jade
Jade
30 April 2008

Building Inspections

Building Inspections
QLD

Hi guys Don't have much to show in the way of photos. We have been caught up with lots of delays from the builder. BUT our framing and trusses have been delivered…

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Jade
Apr 30, 2008 1:50 pm
Jade
braveheart
braveheart
30 April 2008

Message to MartyMe

Message to MartyMe
VIC

We were told by former clients that they build good quality homes, which is at least promising, but their pace of building is of concern. We were initially told our…

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braveheart
Apr 30, 2008 5:21 pm
Kryten
Kryten
30 April 2008

How do the tradies get in???

How do the tradies get in???

When I met with my SS he mentioned to me "you're not supposed to go onsite without me, but we know you will anyway, so sign this" and proceeded to get me to sign a waiver :)

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Kryten
Apr 30, 2008 8:20 pm
Kryten
HomeReview
HomeReview
30 April 2008

Duplex

Duplex

There's more to a duplex than the cost of building. More often than not they need a planning approval and are subject to strict design standards.

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HomeReview
Apr 30, 2008 9:15 pm
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bec
May 01, 2008 4:31 pm
MICA
MICA
1 May 2008

Pls comment on my electrical/appliances

Pls comment on my electrical/appliances

Hi there oznow, Now that you have totally researched your tv's and fridges, have you given much thought to the way you will top off the room with setting the mood via…

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MICA
May 01, 2008 6:14 pm
MICA
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 May 2008

Exposed reinforcement

Exposed reinforcement

It certainly needs to be covered to stop the steel rusting and expanding back inside the slab over the years. I'll take TDL's word for it on the way to repair it. Steve

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Yak_Chat
May 02, 2008 12:18 am
Yak_Chat
ksutcliffe
ksutcliffe
2 May 2008

Negotiating with Porter Davis

Negotiating with Porter Davis
VIC
1, 2

We have had an issue with PD in the last few days about the height of a void, where the wording of the contract said one thing (not what we…

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ksutcliffe
May 02, 2008 12:47 pm
ksutcliffe
Duminda
Duminda
2 May 2008

Anyone building in Bonbeach?

Anyone building in Bonbeach?
VIC

This is probably a long shot, but is anyone here building (or planning to build) in the new VicUrban estate in Bonbeach?

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Duminda
May 02, 2008 5:24 pm
Duminda
Colleen
Colleen
2 May 2008

Pre-handover Inspection Today

Pre-handover Inspection Today

Firstly... I don't have any photos. Handover will be on 16 May. I found a few issues, the site supervisor had already found a few of my issues and some of his own,…

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Colleen
May 02, 2008 6:44 pm
Colleen
Colleen
Colleen
2 May 2008

variations in the contract & inspector

variations in the contract & inspector

chmaiden, If you leave a message for Kevin and let him know in th emesaage you are a forum member he will return your…

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Colleen
May 02, 2008 6:58 pm
Colleen
damo
damo
2 May 2008

choice between indigo homes and plantation homes

choice between indigo homes and plantation homes
QLD

we're also building with plantation homes and haven't had any major issues.. but we only have a slab, our frame should be starting today back when…

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damo
May 02, 2008 7:43 pm
damo
damo
2 May 2008

Just Begun!!!!

Just Begun!!!!
QLD
1, 2

Hey Slugger, How's that Adenbrook home going? We're in Brisbane and deciding whether to go with them or Plantation or AV Jennings.. I've heard…

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damo
May 02, 2008 7:47 pm


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