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nzfiona
nzfiona
18 February 2008

Preliminary Plan....Question

Preliminary Plan....Question

Thanks, Dana.....and, for the record, I'm pretty sure we *will* be coming under Wyndham. If that little quote is anything to go by, we're in trouble when it comes to…

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nzfiona
Feb 18, 2008 9:13 pm
nzfiona

cookie, i was eating a hedgehog slice while reading this post…

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Cookiemonster
Feb 18, 2008 9:28 pm
Jet79
Jet79
19 February 2008

lockup

lockup
QLD

Oh Yvette, you have had nothing but problems getting this build done in a reasonable time, haven't you? Post some photos and that might make you feel better.... Maybe…

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Jet79
Feb 19, 2008 6:54 am
Jet79
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
19 February 2008

Pics please (particulary M'con)

Pics please (particulary M'con)

Exactly. We were told to include all the things we could think of to quote it all, then at Pre-Contract we eliminated all the extras that we decided we didn't…

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First_Timer_Ray
Feb 19, 2008 8:24 pm
First_Timer_Ray
zonk
zonk
19 February 2008

next saturday is FRAMING DAY

next saturday is FRAMING DAY

:) http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58 ... o031-1.jpg if you scroll up and right you can view the album next step, DH to build garage, and steel posts to hold up…

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zonk
Feb 19, 2008 8:48 pm
zonk
to_do_list
to_do_list
19 February 2008

Lots of help needed!!

Lots of help needed!!
1, 2

Hi haywgl, Have you thought about a custom built home? This way your architect can design a home that suits your block and keep town planning and…

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to_do_list
Feb 19, 2008 10:13 pm
to_do_list
jamesnkarly
jamesnkarly
20 February 2008

Builders stuff up my concrete slab with some pics!!

Builders stuff up my concrete slab with some pics!!

Ahh yeah forgot about that other post while i was in a crap mood!! Meeting is meant to b some time today or maybe tomorrow. I will let u know what he says. Cheers James

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jamesnkarly
Feb 20, 2008 9:30 am
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
20 February 2008

Owner's & builder's right & obligation at handover.

Owner's & builder's right & obligation at handover.

Hi Ben, the only thing i'd suggest is getting an independant inspector for a pre-handover check. They will provide you with a detailed report that you give to the…

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PhoenixStar
Feb 20, 2008 10:13 pm
PhoenixStar
Toon
Toon
21 February 2008

Scary: slab down yesterday, tomorrow frame will be up

Scary: slab down yesterday, tomorrow frame will be up

My frame went up the day after the slab was poured & was freaked out by it but I went on another forum & the consensus was that it didn't matter too much. It hasn't caused…

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Toon
Feb 21, 2008 8:55 am
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homeone
Feb 21, 2008 4:45 pm
homeone
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
21 February 2008

Demolition question? -- Urgent

Demolition question? -- Urgent

Asbestos is dangerous stuff which has to be disposed of correctly to a special landfill at an additional cost. They are the license…

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rldragon2003
Feb 21, 2008 4:47 pm
teml
teml
22 February 2008

Principal Place of Residence concession - in Vic

Principal Place of Residence concession - in Vic

Hi Rowan, here is the blurb from the Form. You may need to interpret it for your own circumstances: A PPR concessional rate of duty may apply where the…

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teml
Feb 22, 2008 6:22 am
teml
Vlad76
Vlad76
22 February 2008

Builders with home designs to suite block 20 m wide by 32m l

Builders with home designs to suite block 20 m wide by 32m l

When you have an unusual block size/shape, it's best to go through an achitect and design something suitable. Then build with a small builder. Otherwise you will end up…

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Vlad76
Feb 22, 2008 11:30 am
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
22 February 2008

Our land has settled! Yay!

Our land has settled! Yay!

Congratulations !!!! It must be a relief ..... :D Signed, sealed & delivered

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blessedpeople
Feb 22, 2008 8:33 pm
blessedpeople
arkraider
arkraider
22 February 2008

Anyone building a new home in Marriott Waters, Lyndhurst

Anyone building a new home in Marriott Waters, Lyndhurst
1, 2

With regards to the soil testing being done, the only reason I would be cautious is because there still appears to be a lot of mounds of dirt just higgledy piggledy around…

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arkraider
Feb 22, 2008 10:14 pm
arkraider
Michelle
Michelle
23 February 2008

finally mounds of dirt

finally mounds of dirt

:lol: :lol: :lol: We’ve all been there, no its not easy but when you get the hang of it…

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Michelle
Feb 23, 2008 2:39 pm
Michelle
Helyn
Helyn
23 February 2008

We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35

We're In!!! M3Con Mercer 35
1, 2

Absolutely right Helyn - perhaps I should have said light. Oh, ok, makes sense now :lol:

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Helyn
Feb 23, 2008 9:13 pm
Helyn
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
24 February 2008

Roof Tile & Mortar Colours

Roof Tile & Mortar Colours

I prefer the same colour - black capping mortar with black tiles (nothing to do with the bricks!). Ours is black with black tiles, and as far as I know it was how it went…

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First_Timer_Ray
Feb 24, 2008 1:41 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Izzys123
Izzys123
24 February 2008

Would you build with them again?

Would you build with them again?

Hey guys, we have a 621sqm block, approx 0.8 m fall. Building Heywood 29, 29 sqs single story house. Quoted $13000 site costs with PD. Does this sound right? Original…

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Izzys123
Feb 24, 2008 8:24 pm
Colleen
Colleen
25 February 2008

Another Update!

Another Update!

You made me curious Dana so I've been having a browse through the Council web page and I found this: A planning permit is not required for a Home…

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Colleen
Feb 25, 2008 7:29 pm
Colleen
Mike & Marita
Mike & Marita
25 February 2008

We've started!

We've started!
1, 2

If we want to see what is going to happen next week all we need to do is have a look at your blog.

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Mike & Marita
Feb 25, 2008 8:19 pm
Mike & Marita
Jamie2
Jamie2
26 February 2008

Ceiling- Should you be able to see joins?

Ceiling- Should you be able to see joins?

M- Builder is National Homes (part of BGC). So this is definately something I should not let go? I shold not be able to tell where the join is at all? Or only…

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Jamie2
Feb 26, 2008 8:21 am
melanie02
melanie02
26 February 2008

Council approval

Council approval
SA

Hi everyone... I,m not sure,but did I read on here somewhere that it is possible to check on 'council approval' progress on-line? :? Our plans are about to go into…

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melanie02
Feb 26, 2008 11:00 am
Build_build
Build_build
26 February 2008

Site costs - Established area

Site costs - Established area

Thanks for that build_build....I hope we can make the right choice - its such a tough decision, I hope my site costs are like yours, they sound…

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Build_build
Feb 26, 2008 9:24 pm
Build_build
Hennig
Hennig
26 February 2008

Frame cracking question

Frame cracking question

My apologies. Good building practice and following engineers recommendations has lead me to believe that a M10/M12 bolt within 100-1500mm from bottom bracing point of a…

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Hennig
Feb 26, 2008 10:50 pm
oznow
oznow
27 February 2008

Question about a slab, am I being ripped off?

Question about a slab, am I being ripped off?

I already starting to look at my contract to see the clause of the H class inclusion before reading Matt's comment and looking at the date! :lol:

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oznow
Feb 27, 2008 7:58 am
oznow
zonk
zonk
27 February 2008

my DH build us a frame!

my DH build us a frame!

oh and no he didnt build the pool too!! he` s not THAT clever

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zonk
Feb 27, 2008 12:18 pm
zonk
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
27 February 2008

Engineered retaining wall

Engineered retaining wall

Thanks guys, I'll follow these suggestions up.

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3timesbuilda
Feb 27, 2008 1:14 pm
3timesbuilda
haywgl
haywgl
27 February 2008

Pick apart my budget ! :)

Pick apart my budget ! :)
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Hi Kerrie, Currently most of the blocks we are looking at are around 13-14m wide x 34m long. The house plan we are interesed in is around 11m x 21 (add on the rumpus as…

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haywgl
Feb 27, 2008 2:49 pm
haywgl
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 February 2008

slight overhang of frame

slight overhang of frame

CCA included. That being said the CCA does penetrate better than LOSP - thats why LOSP is only available up to H3 level (CCA goes to H6)

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Dukekamaya
Feb 27, 2008 9:08 pm
Dukekamaya
damo
damo
28 February 2008

Electrical - New House

Electrical - New House

interesting topic j_s I had a mate of mine (electrician) take a look at our wiring yesterday afternoon and he was also pretty amazed at the lack of compliance with…

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damo
Feb 28, 2008 10:56 am
Mrs B
Mrs B
29 February 2008

Building stages

Building stages
SA

Hi DeeElle, I asked the same question to my builder last week :wink: I really thought our roof would be next after completion of frame, instead some of the windows were…

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Mrs B
Feb 29, 2008 5:46 am
Mrs B
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
29 February 2008

Anyone built a kit home?

Anyone built a kit home?

we looked into this a while back and found that when taking into account all the true costs, we could build a brick & tile equivalent from a volume builder for much…

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3timesbuilda
Feb 29, 2008 8:44 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
29 February 2008

Building on a sloping block

Building on a sloping block
1, 2

Hotondo homes were advertising building homes on a slope this morning. Might be worth investigating if they build in your area.

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3timesbuilda
Feb 29, 2008 8:58 am
3timesbuilda
jamiet
jamiet
29 February 2008

Possible progress on our land!

Possible progress on our land!

Stonecutter, I don't think you'll have too many issues on your course. The cost for an outsider to play at a Medallist course is likely to eliminate a lot of the…

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jamiet
Feb 29, 2008 9:34 am
ahuang
ahuang
29 February 2008

Power: Single phase verses multi phase

Power: Single phase verses multi phase

This is for Allan, I went by my site this morning and took a photo of the 3 phase meters from…

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ahuang
Feb 29, 2008 11:40 am
ahuang
michaelharvey1982
michaelharvey1982
29 February 2008

If you're a home buyer what are the features you want?

If you're a home buyer what are the features you want?
NSW

This is an interesting topic. For everyone there is going to be a different list of essential and desirable items. For me a few of mine…

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michaelharvey1982
Feb 29, 2008 12:47 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 February 2008

shocking! heater not connected to the gas pipe!

shocking! heater not connected to the gas pipe!

Mine is a ground level stop cock on the pipe that goes to the unit on the roof. And yes people do turn them off - especially if you are in a frost prone area. :shock: I…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 29, 2008 2:10 pm
Yak_Chat
su ann
su ann
29 February 2008

Brisbane Buider recommendation

Brisbane Buider recommendation

Has anyone heard of or built with, and has any comments on GW Homes in Brisbane?

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su ann
Feb 29, 2008 2:34 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
29 February 2008

problem with porch bricks

problem with porch bricks

Yes, a very nice design concept. Can't see it going into production (EFIJY, TT36/Torana, Marilyn, SS-X etc) but it's a good styling exercise that I reckon may hold cues…

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commodorenut
Feb 29, 2008 4:57 pm
commodorenut
coljacqld
coljacqld
29 February 2008

Urgent plumbing help - SE Qld

Urgent plumbing help - SE Qld

Hi Taylormade Rules in Queensland say 100m2 of the roof or 50% of total roof area whichever is the lesser must empty into the tank. Good to hear the builder will put…

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coljacqld
Feb 29, 2008 5:49 pm
Sue
Sue
29 February 2008

Finally reached Lock Up stage

Finally reached Lock Up stage

Hi Sue, Noticed in your 3rd photo, looks like bathroom or ensuite, there's a hole on the floor. Is it because the drain hole was too close to the…

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Sue
Feb 29, 2008 6:34 pm
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
29 February 2008

Issues during construction

Issues during construction

Hello hysterical1144, I'd suggest that if you have your S/S's contact information start with them. Document your conversation in an e-mail…

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hysterical1144
Feb 29, 2008 9:32 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
1 March 2008

Customers who have used steel frames

Customers who have used steel frames

Helyn, Marketing! Like Toyota and Lexus - same company - one targets Average Joe, and another targets the higher margin business. Talinsmum, I am also going for the…

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ChrisL
Mar 01, 2008 8:58 am
shanem
shanem
1 March 2008

Tawny Heritage Selkirk Brick

Tawny Heritage Selkirk Brick

Hi Rod, Recieved your PM and replied but for some reason is still sitting in outbox. Anyway, no pics but you are welcome to come and have a look. House is in Mt…

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shanem
Mar 01, 2008 9:15 pm
Shady
Shady
2 March 2008

What does site costs involve?

What does site costs involve?

Site costs are extra costs required for site preparation and footings. This includes costs of machine hire, steel, concrete supply & pumping, extra earthworks, extra tie…

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Shady
Mar 02, 2008 12:02 pm
jamiet
jamiet
2 March 2008

Possible location for external gas bayonet (for BBQ) [pic]

Possible location for external gas bayonet (for BBQ) [pic]
1, 2

You can definitely remove the BBQ from the outlet and store it, much like you do with a gas heater from a natural gas point.

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jamiet
Mar 02, 2008 8:22 pm
clath
clath
2 March 2008

Advice from the forum regulars

Advice from the forum regulars

Hi ratter welcome to the forum :) .we are also building with PD but south east side of melbourne .. anyway good luck and hope everything goes well for you :wink:

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clath
Mar 02, 2008 9:30 pm
clath
haywgl
haywgl
3 March 2008

Have I missed anything?

Have I missed anything?

Hmm I see your point V - your right, I was originally just going to pay the $5000 for the indulgence pack and then they told me about choosing one of these options for…

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haywgl
Mar 03, 2008 7:36 pm
haywgl
cynarion
cynarion
3 March 2008

Building Contract

Building Contract

Thanks everyone, I appreciate your help. --Mike

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cynarion
Mar 03, 2008 9:37 pm
cynarion


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