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Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 August 2008

Are eaves false economy for east and west?

Are eaves false economy for east and west?
1, 2

eaves - gee it must be 12 months since a good discussion like this has been started :D :D I still think that an eave of some type is usefull in protecting the house and…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 19, 2008 12:10 am
Yak_Chat
Newbies
Newbies
19 August 2008

Now with the top and bottom design..we are ready for council

Now with the top and bottom design..we are ready for council

hehe joles, i had to read your post about the door twice...hhehe...now i get it!! good idea!!! :D

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Newbies
Aug 19, 2008 4:58 pm
Newbies
brisvegas
brisvegas
19 August 2008

Start date delay - input please!

Start date delay - input please!
NSW

Hi all, yes contract is HIA. The fine print all of which I read is totally geared towards damages in favour of the builder if the owner causes delays - there seems to be…

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brisvegas
Aug 19, 2008 5:03 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
19 August 2008

cost to upgrade to H slab

cost to upgrade to H slab
QLD

Hey Sha, we paid about $7500 from an M class to a H class slab. Stand firm if you know you are right....and dont be scared to raise the issue with this guy's boss too or…

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PhoenixStar
Aug 19, 2008 6:02 pm
PhoenixStar
gweluphome
gweluphome
19 August 2008

House and flooring decisions for contract

House and flooring decisions for contract
VIC

Yeah Rosie, That was Laminex squareform Platinum Micro Flint finish, it did look good.

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gweluphome
Aug 19, 2008 9:28 pm
Southies
Southies
20 August 2008

Extra Laminex Cost

Extra Laminex Cost

We also requested licorice linea to run horizontal, but we didn't have to pay anything extra ... I'd push for a free…

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Southies
Aug 20, 2008 6:05 pm
Southies
haywgl
haywgl
20 August 2008

Has anyone varied a facade on a PD home

Has anyone varied a facade on a PD home
VIC

Exactly - well our bricks are fairly neutral so thats ok ;) I am actually excited about designing our backyard! :) Since we don't really have one now ;)

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haywgl
Aug 20, 2008 8:20 pm
haywgl
Mission
Mission
20 August 2008

We have lift off!!!!!

We have lift off!!!!!

Wow, it's been a long process for you guys and no doubt frustrating as well. Congratulations on the start. Are you able to post some pics…

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Mission
Aug 20, 2008 8:46 pm
Treechangers
Treechangers
20 August 2008

TV point in alfresco?

TV point in alfresco?

Just need the spa to sit in. Oh, almost forgot the bar fridge aswell Treechangers

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Treechangers
Aug 20, 2008 9:28 pm
Minx
Minx
21 August 2008

private builders and their margin/costs

private builders and their margin/costs

Far as I understand, builders take out insuance before they start a house seperatly. Hi Homebuilder, We are…

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Minx
Aug 21, 2008 11:05 am
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
21 August 2008

HIA New building Contracts - M3trIc0n

HIA New building Contracts - M3trIc0n
VIC

Mike is spot on. here is my simple take on it. If it is not written in the contract then it does not exist. Do not accept any verbal agreements as they carry no…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 21, 2008 1:56 pm
PIP
PIP
21 August 2008

All Past & Present CARLISLE HOMES Clients, Click Here!

All Past & Present CARLISLE HOMES Clients, Click Here!
VIC

Hi Matt, I have written a letter to 'JD', who gave it to 'G' the maintenance guy to handle. 'G' has since been out to my house & is due to come back within the next few…

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PIP
Aug 21, 2008 3:08 pm
Teddy Bär
Teddy Bär
21 August 2008

M@stert0n Homes in the Canberra region

M@stert0n Homes in the Canberra region
ACT

We have been looking at building with M@stert0n Homes in the Canberra region through the Goulburn office. Has anyone had experience with M@stert0n Homes and more…

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Teddy Bär
Aug 21, 2008 6:58 pm
brisvegas
brisvegas
22 August 2008

Builders 'exempt' from building code

Builders 'exempt' from building code
QLD

Hi again Michelle, Ancient Mariner is also building with Perrys like us in QLD. He's about to move into his place so will be offline for a little while. I was just reading…

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brisvegas
Aug 22, 2008 12:15 am
brisvegas
brisvegas
22 August 2008

Building in Brisbane area

Building in Brisbane area
QLD

Take heart Jersey, if you think it's hard going through this process from another state, try doing it from another country. We live in Hong Kong and last July had exactly…

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brisvegas
Aug 22, 2008 12:29 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
22 August 2008

Hole in the Pod - Should I be Worried?

Hole in the Pod - Should I be Worried?

Thanks for the advice everyone, Mike's probably right ... some pods have been vandalised (while in storage) and looks like the concreter has…

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to_do_list
Aug 22, 2008 9:15 am
to_do_list
adlse
adlse
22 August 2008

Statesman Homes SA

Statesman Homes SA
SA

Hi there, We are building with Statesman, and have been really happy so far. Originally signed with them in march 2007, but our land took longer to develop than…

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adlse
Aug 22, 2008 1:55 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
22 August 2008

Steel frame in Adelaide

Steel frame in Adelaide
SA

Id like to add 2 cents worth here, if I may. 1)Steel is good, probably more expensive, but well worth the initial outlay (no more termite worries). Very strong and…

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Pat the draftie
Aug 22, 2008 5:49 pm
Pat the draftie
VJ
VJ
22 August 2008

They've started!!!!!

They've started!!!!!
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Must be a nice feeling!!! Handover very soon! Hope you get your house on time!

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VJ
Aug 22, 2008 10:54 pm
VJ
MrT
MrT
23 August 2008

Lock up?? Or not?

Lock up?? Or not?

Thanks all - an update. I did pay the stage payment. In hindsight, I should have held out for the additional bits of roof to go on, as this took quite a while. However,…

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MrT
Aug 23, 2008 1:15 am
MrT
simpson
simpson
23 August 2008

canberra builders

canberra builders
ACT

Hi Michael, AVjennings has finally started in Canberra ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: They have already started building 25 houses in Canberra. It's good. I want to have a look on their homes…

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simpson
Aug 23, 2008 10:47 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 August 2008

My floor plans

My floor plans
SA
1, 2

I'm of the same opion re the 3 way bathroom. Particularly on a large block and large house, it will impact on the feel of the house. While youa re there and when you…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 24, 2008 9:50 am
Yak_Chat
homeishome
homeishome
24 August 2008

Advice on buying a block of land - new question pg2

Advice on buying a block of land - new question pg2
QLD

Hi My soil test also came up as "P" class site, which requires either P class slab or HD class slab, which means for a 29-32 sq house, the slab will cost atleast…

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homeishome
Aug 24, 2008 2:19 pm
Michelle
Michelle
24 August 2008

External Colour Sceme

External Colour Sceme

That’s great…..glade to help, and very glade DH has seen something similar, it always helps to see things!! :D

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Michelle
Aug 24, 2008 7:15 pm
Michelle
mudmap
mudmap
25 August 2008

Anyone understand the process to develop land?

Anyone understand the process to develop land?

Soda the surveyor explained the process how I understand it also. I take it all the services have been built including roads? There is also contributions to be made…

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mudmap
Aug 25, 2008 12:07 am
mudmap
mudmap
25 August 2008

Busy site supervisor

Busy site supervisor

Sammy We are currently doing our reserch into a builder in Melb called New Dimension and their SS tels me he looks after 20 -30 at one time and all over Melb and down to…

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mudmap
Aug 25, 2008 12:18 am
gweluphome
gweluphome
25 August 2008

Where would you add a storage cupboard on this floor plan

Where would you add a storage cupboard on this floor plan
VIC

I would push your walk in robe down towards your bed a little more and that would create some extra space in your laundry you could then have a full wall of cupboards…

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gweluphome
Aug 25, 2008 9:28 am
Paul&bitsy
Paul&bitsy
25 August 2008

soil and slab types

soil and slab types

Soil types are A,S,M,H1,H2,E1,E2,P P is for a problem site , there can numerous things that determine what the P is actually for , trees,uncontrolled fill, unsually high…

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Paul&bitsy
Aug 25, 2008 2:36 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
25 August 2008

Stanthorpe 33 and Dennis Family Homes

Stanthorpe 33 and Dennis Family Homes
VIC

Novice builder I am thinking that maybe you could take your architectually designed plans to an independant builder who could help you adjust the price of building so you…

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gweluphome
Aug 25, 2008 3:02 pm
alidee
alidee
25 August 2008

Where do I start?

Where do I start?

Thanks for your replies. Our new home we aren't going to make to much money. After fees for selling we'll prob come out with about $20,000. Our budget for building…

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alidee
Aug 25, 2008 4:21 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
25 August 2008

What to expect on Maintenance Inspection

What to expect on Maintenance Inspection

The only thing I am aware of with his inspection that the builder will fix is if the crack is as big as the size of a credit card thickness. My english is…

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gweluphome
Aug 25, 2008 6:31 pm
Southies
Southies
25 August 2008

Noggin height

Noggin height
NSW

Thanks Nicola, have checked out your study thread - very helpful ! Will use your ideas for inspiration :wink:

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Southies
Aug 25, 2008 9:24 pm
Southies
mudmap
mudmap
25 August 2008

2nd Driveway

2nd Driveway

Hi I've heard of Council knocking back permission for a second driveway in an area where street parking was in short supply as it took away a public car spot. ???

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mudmap
Aug 25, 2008 11:23 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
26 August 2008

Do you have to sign the tender at the appointment

Do you have to sign the tender at the appointment

One thing to be cautious of is when they make changes on the spot. I had ammendments done to my tender on the spot and they wrote it incorrectly but read it out to me as…

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Mozzie
Aug 26, 2008 11:35 am
Mozzie
T1ms
T1ms
26 August 2008

S-type flashing to garage??

S-type flashing to garage??
VIC

Hi papa, if you don't mind, how much did they charged you for the s-flashing ? Can we get around this somehow?? hmm.. I wonder.. :th:

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T1ms
Aug 26, 2008 3:49 pm
T1ms
Stormy
Stormy
26 August 2008

HELP can they change the price from tender to contract

HELP can they change the price from tender to contract
VIC

I've signed the Tender and the Contract and still the prices are not absolutely 100%. In our situation, we have an existing house in the way, and need to do further soil…

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Stormy
Aug 26, 2008 5:13 pm
Stormy
bothered
bothered
26 August 2008

Woods Submerged in Water

Woods Submerged in Water

Thank God I heard good news from our builder. They rang me and advised that roof tiles will be delivered on Thursday, finished the roof by Tuesday next week and it will be…

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bothered
Aug 26, 2008 7:23 pm
brisvegas
brisvegas
26 August 2008

NEED Yr expertise - time frame for build

NEED Yr expertise - time frame for build

Well we're building a single storey home so that should help but looking at other peoples blogs of the process I'm seriously doubting it will be finished by Xmas :cry: You…

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brisvegas
Aug 26, 2008 10:00 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
27 August 2008

Our new house in the country...

Our new house in the country...
SA
1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks Bel, Steve & Toni we are really happy with how the Sydney Blue Gum has come up! & yes, we are having the murray red splash :wink:

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House-To-Be
Aug 27, 2008 9:09 am
Newbies
Newbies
27 August 2008

Post Contract Variation

Post Contract Variation
VIC

ohh crappy....do u have a door in the rumpus to access the alfresco already? We've got two sets of sliding doors instead of bi folds cos finacee didnt like the…

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Newbies
Aug 27, 2008 9:43 am
Newbies
cutajarp
cutajarp
27 August 2008

Anyone built with Grandville Homes?

Anyone built with Grandville Homes?
VIC

Hi, My fiance's parents are building with Grandville in Sunbury. They are meant to be a luxury home builder. They only build a handful of homes a year (low volume),…

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cutajarp
Aug 27, 2008 12:47 pm
joles
joles
27 August 2008

Facade Frustrations! Please help me!

Facade Frustrations! Please help me!
NSW
1, 2, 3

I really do like both of them...you can also maybe consider the windows where it is one window but split into 3 panes…

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joles
Aug 27, 2008 5:12 pm
joles
scardee66b
scardee66b
28 August 2008

Victorian 5 Star Ratings for Water flow and Temperature

Victorian 5 Star Ratings for Water flow and Temperature

Ok, I spoke to Plumbing Commission: This is my understanding of the reg.s: 500kpa into house. Flow from Taps 7.5 - 9 litres per minute Temperature - bathrooms…

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scardee66b
Aug 28, 2008 1:05 pm
Lyn
Lyn
28 August 2008

When do PD do their 5 star energy rating??

When do PD do their 5 star energy rating??
VIC

Out of interest Peter, how many points do you need to get seven stars? What is the worst star rating you have seen for a new home?

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Lyn
Aug 28, 2008 1:54 pm
Draconis
Draconis
28 August 2008

New...ish house in Toowoomba!

New...ish house in Toowoomba!
QLD
1, 2, 3

Ok people if you have been following this thread I've now moved it all t othe Owner Builder Forum where I think it's a little more appropriate. So if you still wish to…

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Draconis
Aug 28, 2008 7:18 pm
Draconis
ahuang
ahuang
29 August 2008

Plaster advice

Plaster advice

Do this at your own risk, as technically you shouldn't enter the house before hand over. Be careful not to hurt yourself, otherwise....... To check your ceiling at…

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ahuang
Aug 29, 2008 2:42 pm
ahuang


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