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davinci
davinci
6 December 2007

about to sign up with national builders group... help!!

about to sign up with national builders group... help!!

i had a mate that built with them, read every single letter of your contract and know exactly what you are paying for ie : full trusses with Á frame not just three bits…

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davinci
Dec 06, 2007 4:37 pm
davinci
Arc
Arc
6 December 2007

Colourbond & Anti-Ponding Board

Colourbond & Anti-Ponding Board

I'm having Anticon installed;…

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Arc
Dec 06, 2007 9:51 pm
VJ
VJ
6 December 2007

Almost started.

Almost started.

Congrats not2oldru! We'll follow your journey from start to finish.. We just started today.......... so very happy just like you!

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VJ
Dec 06, 2007 10:32 pm
VJ
perryr
perryr
7 December 2007

Opinion on house orientation please.

Opinion on house orientation please.

I like the crescent driveway if the block is big enough - check with the council first though. Some councils don't like you to have two crossovers, and will ask you to…

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perryr
Dec 07, 2007 6:45 am
_Al_
_Al_
7 December 2007

Should I clean?

Should I clean?

Why do you care if there's dust in your wall cavities? There's probably a body under your kitchen bench, but unless you looked you wouldn't know. Just get in with a…

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_Al_
Dec 07, 2007 7:36 am
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
7 December 2007

Can you mirror the internal layout?

Can you mirror the internal layout?
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We thought about requesting to have an additional one, and making a crescent on-off drive. We'd obviously…

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Tony & Emma
Dec 07, 2007 11:45 am
sirgoat
sirgoat
7 December 2007

im not happy

im not happy
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Got the black and decker one with the laser level built in. It's great! And it even tells you where there are…

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sirgoat
Dec 07, 2007 4:27 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
7 December 2007

Ready...Steady....Gone???

Ready...Steady....Gone???

No ant, you are fine. Thanks anyway. I appreciate your concern 3XB, the thread has since been re-instated. Please refer my post for a bit of an…

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PhoenixStar
Dec 07, 2007 8:45 pm
PhoenixStar
Damon
Damon
7 December 2007

Need advice: Change to Sliding Door?

Need advice: Change to Sliding Door?

and because u are enlarging a north facing window to a door, it may have minimum effect to ur 5 stars rating as well!

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Damon
Dec 07, 2007 10:22 pm
brittany
brittany
8 December 2007

Underground Powerpit

Underground Powerpit

Pootle - was I glad to read your post - for a moment I felt very ripped off. We could get the builders to do it for $5500 or we could do it ourselves - but it had to be a…

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brittany
Dec 08, 2007 11:54 am
brittany
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 December 2007

Final Plans - let us know what you think

Final Plans - let us know what you think
WA

I'd make sure the bed 2 and home theatre has good Sound insulation so the dining and kitchen noises do not spear out to or from the other rooms. Bed 2 is most likely…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 08, 2007 8:10 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 December 2007

Choosing a house designer

Choosing a house designer

TDD - I'd use rerob1's advice. I used to sell autocad software and was part of the CAD user group and meeting a few drafties and architects over a few beers and…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 08, 2007 8:18 pm
Yak_Chat
FrasheR
FrasheR
9 December 2007

Anyone build with W!$dom in Sydney?

Anyone build with W!$dom in Sydney?

Hi there, We have chosen one of their designs to build at the New Rouse Hill. Both David and Domenic have great customer service and I think thats what got us back out…

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FrasheR
Dec 09, 2007 1:50 pm
perryr
perryr
9 December 2007

Upgrading motar costs with PD

Upgrading motar costs with PD
VIC

$854 extra for the off-white mortar on a Port Davis Cremorne 41 ( a double storey place). Cheers

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perryr
Dec 09, 2007 5:40 pm
Jet79
Jet79
9 December 2007

Any experience with Grollo Homes ?

Any experience with Grollo Homes ?
VIC

I had a design in my head that I wanted and went to GJ Gardner, they designed the house that I wanted and didn't charge a thing. There quality was really good and they…

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Jet79
Dec 09, 2007 10:51 pm
Jet79
perryr
perryr
10 December 2007

Started working outside

Started working outside

Wow - you have a decent amount of space, and your work cut our for you for the next 12 months I'd say! Keep the progress photos coming - it would be great to see before…

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perryr
Dec 10, 2007 10:03 am
perryr
perryr
10 December 2007

Anybody build with porter Davis?

Anybody build with porter Davis?
VIC

Ah - ok, I wasn't sure about the Access range. Your sale rep should be able to give you a list of the standard range colours, or you can visit Hopetoun. Cheers

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perryr
Dec 10, 2007 10:05 am
Jet79
Jet79
10 December 2007

FINAL INSPECTION

FINAL INSPECTION
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Think that's the one. The alfresco area is huge.

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Jet79
Dec 10, 2007 3:22 pm
Jet79
*flower*
*flower*
10 December 2007

Anyone justified a variation to the DCP re ceiling height?

Anyone justified a variation to the DCP re ceiling height?

Hi cfham - It is a requirement of the DCP. I am doing a knock down rebuild. Thanks *flower*

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*flower*
Dec 10, 2007 4:16 pm
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
10 December 2007

damages

damages
WA

we had 75mm cornices installed instead of the 100mm that we wanted. We did not pay extra in the contract for the bigger ones, was a "free upgrade", however when we…

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Perth_Euro
Dec 10, 2007 4:19 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
10 December 2007

Where is you favourite display village?

Where is you favourite display village?

The upcoming 40 home QMBA Display Village at Daisy Hill will have some very interesting designs.

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HomeReview
Dec 10, 2007 6:20 pm
ahuang
ahuang
11 December 2007

damaged part of framing

damaged part of framing

What I mean was, when the other guys start working on other areas, there will be situations where the noggins might block the way of what they are trying to do (e.g. to…

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ahuang
Dec 11, 2007 7:46 am
ahuang
Jet79
Jet79
11 December 2007

Can you 'negotiate' on a new house price (project home)

Can you 'negotiate' on a new house price (project home)

did it work with Tamawood? No, but I saved so much money going with them I didn't really care.

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Jet79
Dec 11, 2007 10:52 am
Jet79
perryr
perryr
11 December 2007

Best Value Builder

Best Value Builder
VIC

I know there is someone on this forum who changed form PD to H3nley - and he said they were better value. For us it came down to a few things such as the design of the…

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perryr
Dec 11, 2007 10:53 am
perryr
perryr
11 December 2007

Burbank build quality.

Burbank build quality.

Hasn't stopped me - We have been…

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perryr
Dec 11, 2007 12:14 pm
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
11 December 2007

Location of Hotwater System

Location of Hotwater System

Glad to hear people are thinking of this at design stage. I moved my gas HWS so it's outside the ensuite (for fast hot showers!) and fairly close to the kitchen. The…

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lrhodes1
Dec 11, 2007 1:32 pm
lrhodes1
aussiebell
aussiebell
11 December 2007

PD Paddington builders?

PD Paddington builders?
VIC

Do you remember what bricks were included in the category 1 range by any chance? I know the homestead range is included, do you know any others?

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aussiebell
Dec 11, 2007 9:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 December 2007

light face plate covers

light face plate covers
WA

Pop into Lawrence and Hanson, PR Electrical or rexel and they should all have what you need. They are wholesalers who also sell retail. L&H have pretty large warehouses,…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 11, 2007 9:53 pm
Yak_Chat
brittany
brittany
12 December 2007

Notes on the construction drawings - Is Builder responsbile?

Notes on the construction drawings - Is Builder responsbile?

If it is an immature tree a bottle of poison will be cheaper. Do not get caught removing it or poisoning it. Council hate people removing trees from nature strips.

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brittany
Dec 12, 2007 8:33 pm
brittany
Casa2
Casa2
13 December 2007

Building on a difficult terrain

Building on a difficult terrain

abraun, Interesting reading. I'm finalising he desing of a house for a sloping block. It has the prfect amount of slope. Enter at street level (great accesability) then…

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Casa2
Dec 13, 2007 8:45 pm
Casa2
Casa2
13 December 2007

And You Think Your Builders Bad

And You Think Your Builders Bad
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just for perry's sake i'd like to add that girls do stupid things too. I once set the dishwasher on fire...... :oops:

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Casa2
Dec 13, 2007 9:29 pm
clath
clath
15 December 2007

framing pics

framing pics

yes VJ its good to see progress when i visit the house . PD are quick with sending their invoices just received the invoice for the framing in the post today. They must be…

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clath
Dec 14, 2007 11:49 pm
clath
bry&cbear
bry&cbear
15 December 2007

Woo hoo!

Woo hoo!
1, 2

Great to see mate. Well earned, I say! 8)

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bry&cbear
Dec 15, 2007 12:23 pm
davinci
davinci
16 December 2007

wincrest homes

wincrest homes
VIC

has anyone built with wincrest homes, if so what are your experiences? we are looking at the sandringham 33 sqm

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davinci
Dec 16, 2007 7:42 pm
davinci
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
17 December 2007

fencing notice

fencing notice

Just to clarify .. thought i mentioned this... At Delfin Lakeside they only allow colour bond fences. its the covenant.. so i knew wot type of…

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Cookiemonster
Dec 17, 2007 6:39 am
oztish
oztish
17 December 2007

Schools in and around Aurora Estate, Epping North

Schools in and around Aurora Estate, Epping North

Thanks for that link - I will make some enquiries. Much appreciated!

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oztish
Dec 17, 2007 7:13 am
vpande
vpande
17 December 2007

A question about frame

A question about frame

Thanks guys, Off to ckeck if the 'lines' line up!

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vpande
Dec 17, 2007 9:44 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
17 December 2007

Weep hole

Weep hole

cheaper option is just stuff the holes with steel wool.

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Perth_Euro
Dec 17, 2007 12:44 pm
vegemitesandwiches
vegemitesandwiches
17 December 2007

Opinion on Brickwork

Opinion on Brickwork

Yes, very happy! Bring on the rest of the house!

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vegemitesandwiches
Dec 17, 2007 5:21 pm
aussiebell
aussiebell
17 December 2007

What the?

What the?
VIC

So we called up another sales rep to ask about the price and he told us $4500, so we went in to sign up and took in the booklet from the Mernda display which had the…

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aussiebell
Dec 17, 2007 8:35 pm
Antoxa
Antoxa
18 December 2007

Has anybody heard of Mega Homes?

Has anybody heard of Mega Homes?

Hi Kimmy, Approximately a year ago I was considering to build with them. They explained to me, their customers were people who didn't have enough deposit. They also…

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Antoxa
Dec 18, 2007 8:31 am
Mr D
Mr D
18 December 2007

Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes?

Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes?

Hi All, Has anyone built with Urban Edge Homes? cheers Mr D

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Mr D
Dec 18, 2007 5:37 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
18 December 2007

We have trusses

We have trusses

thanks for all your comments; we are very excited. i don't think the colourbond will be on before Christmas. Because we are subcontracting everything ourselves, there is…

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MaylandsManor
Dec 18, 2007 10:13 pm
MaylandsManor
kasiakm
kasiakm
19 December 2007

HELP Windsor Homes problems...

HELP Windsor Homes problems...

Credit where credit is due... JG King hasn't been the problem - apart from being slow to get the invoice to Windsor, they have held up their end…

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kasiakm
Dec 19, 2007 9:01 pm
bec
bec
20 December 2007

Word of warning

Word of warning
1, 2

have you tried ringing your housing industry association and asking them what happens in this situation? if they were installing it but you were supplying it it just…

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bec
Dec 19, 2007 11:52 pm
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mattwalker
Dec 20, 2007 10:24 am
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 December 2007

House measure...Square metres or Squares?

House measure...Square metres or Squares?
1, 2

Yeah - I've got a few of them - but their not the really rare ones :cry: Steve

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Yak_Chat
Dec 20, 2007 12:20 pm
Yak_Chat


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