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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
Rajasthan Doors
Rajasthan Doors
22 May 2008

I think this looks shocking ! - what do you think ?

I think this looks shocking ! - what do you think ?
NSW
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My builder "forgot" to insulate 9 common walls. Only found out when I went up to the roof for something else. Double whammy was that they were already painited, so builder…

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Rajasthan Doors
May 22, 2008 3:31 pm
Michelle
Michelle
22 May 2008

Awkward!

Awkward!

I feel very sorry for them! :( I’m more than happy for you….yes it’s a tough one. But remember, none of it is your fault, so you really need to enjoy your…

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Michelle
May 22, 2008 8:08 pm
Michelle
Shady
Shady
22 May 2008

Cost of Bricklayer

Cost of Bricklayer

$800 per thousand is pretty much on the money.

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Shady
May 22, 2008 11:31 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
22 May 2008

Cremorne Eaves

Cremorne Eaves
VIC

With the quotes, just make sure that you have it in writing or an email from the office. Our sales guy quoted $187 to extend the mirror over bath but office said it was…

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House-To-Be
May 23, 2008 12:36 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
23 May 2008

Successful first inspection :)

Successful first inspection :)
WA

Sometimes! :wink: Im sure some people are much fussier than…

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vanderlay
May 23, 2008 10:32 am
vanderlay
penjay
penjay
23 May 2008

Where do PD get their Render colours from?

Where do PD get their Render colours from?
VIC

We had the same problem - looked everywhere before our colour selection but no on ehad heard of it. At Hopetoun Interiors they have a board with about 10 -12 samples on it…

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penjay
May 23, 2008 3:16 pm
penjay
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
23 May 2008

Tender appointment tomorrow! Back on!

Tender appointment tomorrow! Back on!

bobbuilder - the golf course side is North facing as well - perfect for all our living areas :) We are having air con - the motor unit is down…

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stonecutter1309
May 23, 2008 6:13 pm
stonecutter1309
Michelle
Michelle
23 May 2008

Questions for your builder.

Questions for your builder.
NSW

HINT everyone………….if you want a good job done or a job done fast……….a slab of beer is a great tool of bribery!…

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Michelle
May 23, 2008 10:03 pm
Michelle
DeeElle
DeeElle
24 May 2008

Best value for money house

Best value for money house

Depends what you value for your money. We personally value a builder who is flexible and can pull together a modern design that suits our lifestyle more than a great…

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DeeElle
May 24, 2008 1:10 am
DeeElle
Helyn
Helyn
24 May 2008

Question for tender appointment

Question for tender appointment
VIC

Our tender appt covered floor plan and structural changes only (like ceiling height, moving windows etc) but not actual selections. One thing I got caught out on was…

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Helyn
May 24, 2008 7:03 pm
Helyn
Mozzie
Mozzie
25 May 2008

Package houses - environmentally friendly?

Package houses - environmentally friendly?

I think the idea of an eco friendly house appeals to alot of people - for one thing it reduces your power, water & gas bills which anyone would want. The problem is if…

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Mozzie
May 25, 2008 1:45 pm
Mozzie
chuth77
chuth77
26 May 2008

Steel Frame Price

Steel Frame Price

Owner Building in Brisbane... Timber Non Treated - $15k Timber Treated $19k Steel - $65k... Guess which I'll be going with! And steel is going up 21% on 1 june...

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chuth77
May 26, 2008 7:24 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 May 2008

botique homes

botique homes

At one stage we were thinking of using them to build a new house (end of last year).....the Melburnian. They seem to use high quality fittings and their display home…

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to_do_list
May 26, 2008 9:34 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 May 2008

Builder installed different brand of ducted vacuum

Builder installed different brand of ducted vacuum

Voting with the "stand up for your rights" camp... As with any contract substitutes should only be made with "approved equivalents"....a formal contract…

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to_do_list
May 26, 2008 11:17 pm
to_do_list
R1
R1
27 May 2008

connex morterless masonry block concrete wall

connex morterless masonry block concrete wall

Like all buildings, you must look at each individual case so that it works and not suffers from idealism. For us the Thermacell meets all the Construction , strength , and…

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R1
May 27, 2008 8:16 am
perryr
perryr
27 May 2008

Lowest ever site costs

Lowest ever site costs

I think it might be a case of a Bobcat for an…

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perryr
May 27, 2008 9:46 am
acm2269
acm2269
28 May 2008

Recommended Stage/s for Independent Inspection

Recommended Stage/s for Independent Inspection
VIC

Thanks, Nicola. Done some reading on previous threads. I've not even finished yet , but I got so convinced to call up Kevin and have an inspection on my slab and frame :shock:

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acm2269
May 28, 2008 12:24 pm
acm2269
donuts
donuts
28 May 2008

Fence / boundary problem - any experience?

Fence / boundary problem - any experience?

Whilst the neighbour doesnt own it, it becomes accepted that they're allowed to use the land as the usage hasn't been disputed prior to now. I'd…

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donuts
May 28, 2008 7:43 pm
donuts
melanie02
melanie02
28 May 2008

out of building zone charge with PD

out of building zone charge with PD
VIC

We are only 40 minutes south of Adelaide and we are being charged $6,500 extra by Hickinbotham..........all of the other building companies that we looked at were going to…

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melanie02
May 28, 2008 10:54 pm
perryr
perryr
28 May 2008

Blog implications...

Blog implications...

Here's a thought... There is a "notes" application on Facebook (and I'm sure there's a blog one too). Using this you can bag your builder til your heart's content and…

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perryr
May 28, 2008 10:55 pm
Polo
Polo
30 May 2008

Slab question.

Slab question.
NSW

Hi Treechangers, My uncle's house had the frames put up the day after the slab was poured. It didn't even reach 24 hours and the frame was up but somehow the building…

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Polo
May 30, 2008 2:22 am
penny73
penny73
30 May 2008

Has anyones land titled early?

Has anyones land titled early?
VIC

I think that we will be proceeding with tender without a locked in site cost. Once they can get the site cost then we will do the contract. Things are on hold at the…

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penny73
May 30, 2008 3:04 pm
nzfiona
nzfiona
30 May 2008

Level 3 Reader....

Level 3 Reader....

Oh! - Oh! - don't forget you get psychic paper WITH the sonic screwdriver - it's…

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nzfiona
May 30, 2008 9:48 pm
nzfiona
HomeReview
HomeReview
31 May 2008

Building a new home with Plantation

Building a new home with Plantation
QLD

Definitely hire an independent inspector!

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HomeReview
May 31, 2008 11:04 am
MICA
MICA
31 May 2008

Electrical plan - comments please!

Electrical plan - comments please!
1, 2

Hi there Stonecutter, If you need any help at all with your lighting plan, we are always here to help all homeone forum users. Let us know! Happy 2 help.

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MICA
Jun 01, 2008 12:47 am
MICA
kiwi056
kiwi056
1 June 2008

Home at Last

Home at Last
1, 2

How remiss of me, I too love your new house. Thanks so much for sharing the photos with us, and I’m so glad you and your dog are enjoying the new place. I’m also a fan…

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kiwi056
Jun 01, 2008 10:12 am
kiwi056
VJ
VJ
1 June 2008

i need advice regarding my builder!!!!!!

i need advice regarding my builder!!!!!!

Hi Mission, I responded to your other post... and I didn't realise that you had issues with the site start.. I'm sure you're very happy now.. looking forward to…

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VJ
Jun 01, 2008 9:06 pm
VJ
Paula
Paula
2 June 2008

My builder has finally started

My builder has finally started

Good to hear Mission, As well as your daily drive by :wink: dont forget the photos!!

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Paula
Jun 02, 2008 9:53 am
Paula
Casa2
Casa2
2 June 2008

Architect Project Management Fees

Architect Project Management Fees
NSW

'chelle, Totally agree that having the architect involved on an hourly basis for inspections and queries is a good idea. Or use a building inspector for the…

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Casa2
Jun 02, 2008 1:40 pm
Treechangers
Treechangers
2 June 2008

Water pooling on slab

Water pooling on slab

Thanks Mike. The links have been very helpful. Seems to be within normal tolerence. Too late now anyway. Frames up and the builders a steaming along.

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Treechangers
Jun 02, 2008 10:22 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
2 June 2008

PD New Design

PD New Design
VIC

Thanks to all who reply.

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hysterical1144
Jun 02, 2008 10:39 pm
Judie
Judie
3 June 2008

COLORBOND OR TILED ROOF - WHICH IS MORE DURABLE

COLORBOND OR TILED ROOF - WHICH IS MORE DURABLE

Rain? Well, I live in the rainfall capital of Sydney, so we're having lots here. Youngest DS reckons they should have built the dam here - there'd be no worries about…

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Judie
Jun 03, 2008 5:45 pm
Judie
cjklbed
cjklbed
3 June 2008

RECYCLE & DEMOLITIONS?

RECYCLE & DEMOLITIONS?
VIC

Thank-you will try those i will keep u posted

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cjklbed
Jun 03, 2008 11:47 pm
Toast
Toast
4 June 2008

Slight Sloping Block in Craigieburn

Slight Sloping Block in Craigieburn
VIC

Fixed site costs are only offered for up to 300mm of fall because after that you can't use a standard slab... so that's when the price goes through the roof. If they have…

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Toast
Jun 04, 2008 1:35 pm
Toast
ahuang
ahuang
4 June 2008

Builder won't let us...

Builder won't let us...
1, 2

I've been told that if the timber is glued to the concrete, it's abit lower. Is there a reason why you opted for the timber battens instead of…

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ahuang
Jun 04, 2008 3:05 pm
ahuang
jamiet
jamiet
4 June 2008

NSW BASIX - Airconditioning - I'm stumped!

NSW BASIX - Airconditioning - I'm stumped!
NSW

Hi jamiet, I would rather have the upstairs ducting installed now, rather than stuffing around after handover. So if I ask for a new assessor,…

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jamiet
Jun 04, 2008 10:07 pm
VJ
VJ
4 June 2008

negotiating with volume builders...

negotiating with volume builders...

We were able to get approx $3,500 extra upgrades... our SC used to offer the promo (but wonder why other SCs didn't offer those) and when they changed the promo, we…

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VJ
Jun 04, 2008 10:36 pm
VJ
leonda
leonda
4 June 2008

Help...supposed to have settlement tomorrow

Help...supposed to have settlement tomorrow

Hi Phoenix, Can you please give me the name of your contact person within Henley. We are having HUGE dramas! You can PM me if you prefer. Thanks, Leonda

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leonda
Jun 04, 2008 11:18 pm
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
5 June 2008

Steps to building...

Steps to building...

Congrats Monkeyupatree. Now the fun begins. If you are having anything other than laminates for benches etc try and make sure you see a…

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monkeyupatree
Jun 05, 2008 2:27 am
monkeyupatree
Helyn
Helyn
5 June 2008

Please advise on New Home design

Please advise on New Home design

I don't get it. I have occasionally seen kitchens facing the front but can't see how this could possibly be done with this floor plan, even if you wanted to a) plan is…

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Helyn
Jun 05, 2008 10:12 am
Helyn
Scribe
Scribe
5 June 2008

Corner block, lake view, help

Corner block, lake view, help

Hey thanks for all of your replies. :D Joles - No not as cool as that. "Scribe" as in I was always the one taking notes during school and Uni 8) . I will try to post a…

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Scribe
Jun 05, 2008 10:13 am
smeagol
smeagol
5 June 2008

I WOULD NOT Recommend...

I WOULD NOT Recommend...

Hi, Technically they should of paid you back the whole $7K or so b/c there is no contract. Even if you signed the contract its not a valid contract b/c if it was a HIA…

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smeagol
Jun 05, 2008 4:41 pm
smeagol
coljacqld
coljacqld
5 June 2008

Building Code

Building Code
QLD

Hi Everyone After some help as usual. Does anyone have a copy of the current building code. I have a copy of the Guide to Standards & Tolerances produced fro NSW,…

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coljacqld
Jun 05, 2008 5:16 pm
oztish
oztish
5 June 2008

Any recommendations on Fence company in Melbourne

Any recommendations on Fence company in Melbourne
VIC

Yes, wouldn't hesitate to recommend Keech Fencing. I think he's in Bayswater, but we live in Bundoora and he came to us. Due to council wankiness, we had to get three…

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oztish
Jun 05, 2008 8:55 pm

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