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sammy
sammy
27 March 2008

temporary fencing

temporary fencing
VIC

our builders charge us $1080 for 40m including shade cloth if required.

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sammy
Mar 27, 2008 9:38 pm
sammy
teml
teml
28 March 2008

It Has Begun!

It Has Begun!
VIC

Thanks guys :D we think its pretty nice out here. I work in Melb so the trip in each day will be fun, but at night I can chill on the balcony with DW and the cherubs and…

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teml
Mar 28, 2008 7:12 am
teml
Casa2
Casa2
28 March 2008

Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)

Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)
1, 2

haywgl there is not alot of difference between Linea and Straita and when we were chosing between the two we went back and forth many times before…

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Casa2
Mar 28, 2008 8:41 am
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Rachelle
Mar 28, 2008 10:40 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 March 2008

Position on block?

Position on block?

Do people go for security fly screens for sliding doors? Or am I just holding on to my paranoia? Part paranoia - but a good idea as it…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 28, 2008 8:28 pm
Yak_Chat
dancelisah
dancelisah
29 March 2008

Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis

Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis
VIC

Mikita: I am glad there is someone. Do you have a blog or photos posted somewhere? VJ: I understand why you changed your mind we are stressing a bit now about lack of backyard!

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dancelisah
Mar 29, 2008 1:35 am
Mikita
Mikita
29 March 2008

PD Delaying construction start - any advice?

PD Delaying construction start - any advice?
VIC

Thanks for the replies, My contract shows 185 days including 10 days of inclement wheather and 56 holidays. You are…

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Mikita
Mar 29, 2008 2:09 pm
Mikita
haywgl
haywgl
29 March 2008

Why!!!

Why!!!
1, 2

Thanks HomeReview :) I thought those windows woudl be alright because when I was looking a them I wasn't even close to seeing out of them ;) Thanks again for all your help :)

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haywgl
Mar 29, 2008 3:48 pm
haywgl
Rachelle
Rachelle
29 March 2008

How to deal with Builder's delaying tactics ?

How to deal with Builder's delaying tactics ?

I'm dealing with her too. I actually really like her. When she can she hurries things and then sometimes I don't hear from her for weeks. If I ring and harrass she'll…

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Rachelle
Mar 29, 2008 11:58 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
30 March 2008

WA Building Disputes Search Engine

WA Building Disputes Search Engine
WA

Hello everyone Someone forwarded this link to us for the West Australian Building Disputes Tribunal which I thought may be useful. If you are considering a builder…

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BestBuilder
Mar 30, 2008 10:26 pm
BestBuilder
ahuang
ahuang
31 March 2008

SQUEAKY UPPER STOREY FLOORS

SQUEAKY UPPER STOREY FLOORS
NSW

Just did 695 screws for "securing" our whole first floor flooring board (5 bedrooms + upper living) during the weekend, although I got a power tool from friend, still got…

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ahuang
Mar 31, 2008 9:47 am
ahuang
haywgl
haywgl
31 March 2008

Cremorne 41 Question

Cremorne 41 Question
VIC

Thanks Andy :) We have very similiar tastes with upgrades :) I have PMed you :) Cheers Bel

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haywgl
Mar 31, 2008 1:11 pm
haywgl
bglg
bglg
31 March 2008

Sisilation in roof

Sisilation in roof

Is it a Tiled or Tin roof? If tiled they do put the sisal directly on the trusses or rafters, then they batten on top. There's no other way for a tiled roof. If a tin roof…

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bglg
Mar 31, 2008 8:44 pm
bglg
bglg
bglg
31 March 2008

******* roof frame?

******* roof frame?
WA
1, 2

Definately dont do it like that in Melbourne. I wouldnt feel safe working there.

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bglg
Mar 31, 2008 9:04 pm
bglg
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 April 2008

Building First Home: Elevated North-West facing block in ACT

Building First Home: Elevated North-West facing block in ACT
ACT

Good to hear Adam, look forward to seeing your plans. Till then, enjoy the cold. I never could get over how quickly the temp drops with the sun in May :shock: Lovely days,…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 01, 2008 7:16 am
Yak_Chat
arkraider
arkraider
1 April 2008

Progress Payments

Progress Payments

If it is the standard, "New homes Contract October 2004 of the HIA Members", read schedule 3 "Lock up stage" and the meaning. It states, "Lock up stage means: the…

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arkraider
Apr 01, 2008 9:49 am
arkraider
gpierce
gpierce
1 April 2008

rumour re claiming rainwater tank rebate

rumour re claiming rainwater tank rebate
VIC

I would be interested to know wether you can claim the rebate on a water tank if you had it installed through a builder at the building…

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gpierce
Apr 01, 2008 10:36 am
stevec
stevec
1 April 2008

Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Potential Scratched Windows on handover

Go to house on a sunny day before pre handover inspection and note it all down. Then riase the concerns. You will get broken glass, heaps more scratches etc before the end…

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stevec
Apr 01, 2008 3:13 pm
Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
1 April 2008

additional $8,500 - What should we do?

additional $8,500 - What should we do?

Hi all, Just updating the result: After about 2 -3 month of silent, the builder sent an email today: Subject: Additional Personal Requirements Good…

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Aulyna_1
Apr 01, 2008 5:48 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 April 2008

Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

You live and learn I suppose... good to hear you have resolved it :D life is one of continual learning . Good luck with the rest…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 01, 2008 7:44 pm
Yak_Chat
Mozzie
Mozzie
2 April 2008

Finance at what stage with PD?

Finance at what stage with PD?
VIC

If you are building with PD and are a cash customer they also ask you to pay an additional 10% up front which is kept in trust with interest paid. That becomes your final…

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Mozzie
Apr 02, 2008 5:13 pm
Mozzie
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
2 April 2008

Pouring slabs in the rain?

Pouring slabs in the rain?

Concrete needs to be somewhat moist to harden. An overcast day and a light drizzle will be better than a 40 degree day. That said, come hail, is probably not the best time.

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virgin-builder
Apr 02, 2008 7:59 pm
virgin-builder

Hi Everyone, I thought i would post some pics of our pre-plaster stage of our place at pre-plaster stage just to show some comparison with other people's places. (more…

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MaylandsManor
Apr 02, 2008 10:50 pm
MaylandsManor
clath
clath
2 April 2008

we have prehandover inspection tomorrow

we have prehandover inspection tomorrow

Hi House wow it has been slow for you :shock: Our construction started November 20th. Thanks everyone .Well preinspection went well alot of yellow stickers around the house…

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clath
Apr 02, 2008 11:51 pm
clath
Trina
Trina
3 April 2008

When did you give notice?

When did you give notice?

Hi Ray, we are in a difficult position at the moment so I can really relate to this topic. Our current house has settlement on the 20th May, when we agreed to this back…

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Trina
Apr 03, 2008 6:03 am
Trina
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Talinsmum
Apr 03, 2008 8:25 am
Talinsmum
sammy
sammy
3 April 2008

DID YOU KNOW...

DID YOU KNOW...

Thanks! I didn't know that.

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sammy
Apr 03, 2008 3:44 pm
sammy
Southies
Southies
3 April 2008

CONTRACT INCLUSIONS - ADVICE PLEASE

CONTRACT INCLUSIONS - ADVICE PLEASE
NSW
1, 2

thanks arkraider - will give it a try :D

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Southies
Apr 03, 2008 11:09 pm
Southies
SammyJ
SammyJ
4 April 2008

Building with Porter Davis

Building with Porter Davis
VIC

Thanks everyone for all your replies and help on saving $$$! Sorry to hear about your expeiences Mozzie...i hope you finally get ahold of them! Its so hard because…

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SammyJ
Apr 04, 2008 10:49 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
4 April 2008

bottom of door to floor clearance

bottom of door to floor clearance

It will be to stop air movement - these rooms need to have ventilation, and without the brishg strip air movment would be greater, and the rest of the hosue will be…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 04, 2008 2:21 pm
Yak_Chat
berniebgf
berniebgf
4 April 2008

Pre plaster inspection for PD house

Pre plaster inspection for PD house
VIC

Hi Steve Have a look at this thread, it may help you out a bit. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= It is regarding when is the best time to…

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berniebgf
Apr 04, 2008 8:55 pm
berniebgf
kiwi056
kiwi056
5 April 2008

What is pre-wire?

What is pre-wire?

Here is a tip for all though. Ask your supervisor for a site visit post wiring but pre palster, and take a camera with you. I have used my…

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kiwi056
Apr 05, 2008 4:02 pm
kiwi056
awallace
awallace
6 April 2008

House and pool demolition site costs

House and pool demolition site costs

There are companies out there that will pay you money to dismantle the bricks and cut the house so it can be transported away, to be later sold to some one else. Maybe…

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awallace
Apr 06, 2008 10:11 am
awallace
Eager
Eager
6 April 2008

this might seem stupid, but... WHAT ARE EAVES?

this might seem stupid, but... WHAT ARE EAVES?

Hook line and sinker is spot on! :lol: :lol: :lol: It all stemmed from friendly banter about a year ago with past and present members and became a forum…

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Eager
Apr 06, 2008 10:42 am
Eager
arkraider
arkraider
6 April 2008

PD --> Land Delay Marriott waters = +$6,000 variation

PD --> Land Delay Marriott waters = +$6,000 variation
VIC
1, 2, 3

Make sure you have everything ready to roll about the 20th April, JoBen.... :) possibly 15th... :)

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arkraider
Apr 06, 2008 9:10 pm
arkraider
piranha
piranha
6 April 2008

building dream house

building dream house
VIC

we are building in brookwater no golf membership unless you pay big $$ and you arent even allowed to walk along the course. I believe we are allowed access to the new gym,…

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piranha
Apr 06, 2008 9:55 pm
joaninhac
joaninhac
7 April 2008

Home Presentation Appointment

Home Presentation Appointment

not too bad... they have about 40 defects to fix.. there were another couple of items that i wasn't too happy with but they said it was within their tolerance...…

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joaninhac
Apr 07, 2008 9:56 am
natbut
natbut
7 April 2008

Building Inspector: www.buildingcentre.com

Building Inspector: www.buildingcentre.com
ACT

I don't know if they do them in ACT, but you could try archicentre. I'm using them in SA.

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natbut
Apr 07, 2008 3:49 pm
damo
damo
7 April 2008

Tiling with Porter Davis. Hamilton 34

Tiling with Porter Davis. Hamilton 34
VIC

another option is to talk to your wet area tiler and see if he is interested in doing your main floor tiling (this is what we are doing)

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damo
Apr 07, 2008 4:46 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
7 April 2008

Is There Anything We Can Do??? Help...

Is There Anything We Can Do??? Help...
1, 2

I think it'd be entirely reasonable and expected that the stone could have simply been returned and replaced if someone had noticed the problem. Even if they'd been signed…

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Cabinfever
Apr 07, 2008 4:50 pm
Cabinfever
Law18
Law18
7 April 2008

Home Time

Home Time
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I am glad you can feel the "FIRE" that was what I was after. My…

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Law18
Apr 07, 2008 11:37 pm
joaninhac
joaninhac
8 April 2008

Should we ask for a credit or query the construction??

Should we ask for a credit or query the construction??
SA

if it says 100 then make sure you get it.... especially if you paid for it!

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joaninhac
Apr 08, 2008 2:10 pm
joaninhac
joaninhac
8 April 2008

PRE-HANDOVE COMPLETED - FEW DEFECTS BUILDER NOT FIXING

PRE-HANDOVE COMPLETED - FEW DEFECTS BUILDER NOT FIXING

well they won't be installing our floor boards, we'll be doing that ourselves... Thank God!!!

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joaninhac
Apr 08, 2008 2:26 pm
ahuang
ahuang
8 April 2008

stage payments if issues are not rectified

stage payments if issues are not rectified

get something in writing after your conversation with the builder. As normally in the bill it says if you delay the payment for X days, they are entitled to delay the…

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ahuang
Apr 08, 2008 2:49 pm
ahuang
to_do_list
to_do_list
8 April 2008

We are at lockup- set up reg. vists on site with BSuper

We are at lockup- set up reg. vists on site with BSuper

I changed only the external locks on the day of handover...except the window ones. After finding the keys in the door I was worried all and sundry would have access. I…

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to_do_list
Apr 08, 2008 8:57 pm
to_do_list
VJ
VJ
8 April 2008

Construction Certificate Surcharges

Construction Certificate Surcharges

Wow thats a relief, moral of the story do not just listen to your CSO and act... keep checking councils do make mistakes. If we had paid these as Clarendon…

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VJ
Apr 08, 2008 10:59 pm
VJ
Newbies
Newbies
9 April 2008

What order of app'ts - Tender, Colour, Tile...

What order of app'ts - Tender, Colour, Tile...
VIC

Hi! We we're supposed to have Tender - Hopetoun - National Tiles, but on the day of our Tender, we rang up National to have a look at their tiles, and they had a…

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Newbies
Apr 09, 2008 10:05 am
Newbies


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