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chuth77
chuth77
15 April 2008

Telephone Pre-wire

Telephone Pre-wire

You can dig that trench…

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chuth77
Apr 15, 2008 9:02 pm
chuth77
chuth77
16 April 2008

How would you feel if you found your land on the market

How would you feel if you found your land on the market

Our land is still listed on realestate.com more than 6 months after us signing the contract. In this market, the real estates don't particularly care about removing sold…

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chuth77
Apr 16, 2008 7:30 pm
Shady
Shady
16 April 2008

Basix - What is your experience?

Basix - What is your experience?
NSW

Basix has its good and bad points. If your building in the hills district with recycled water then I wouldnt worry too much about it. Most if not all builders nowadays…

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Shady
Apr 16, 2008 9:50 pm
clath
clath
16 April 2008

Now 80 days overdue on our house

Now 80 days overdue on our house
1, 2

good luck ricci... hope you get everything rectified :)

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clath
Apr 16, 2008 10:36 pm
clath
zonk
zonk
16 April 2008

facade colour dilemna

facade colour dilemna

have I cured my stutter ....time will tell...and posting

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zonk
Apr 16, 2008 11:18 pm
zonk
Duminda
Duminda
16 April 2008

External Colours

External Colours

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the complements - didn't expect it to go down this well :D Phoenix/ VJ - I used Google sketchup to do the 3D model ... I find it a lot…

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Duminda
Apr 17, 2008 12:06 am
Duminda
piranha
piranha
17 April 2008

our neighbouring block has had half out trees demolished

our neighbouring block has had half out trees demolished

thanks, yeah he did say to email him about it, I will express how upset I am that my favorite trees on the block are now gone ( I was looking forward to setting up a…

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piranha
Apr 17, 2008 12:45 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 April 2008

Garage doors - two single or one double?

Garage doors - two single or one double?

to_do_list said: - forces the "other" driver to actually park on "their" side of the garage...I won't mention names…

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to_do_list
Apr 17, 2008 2:16 pm
to_do_list
Mozzie
Mozzie
18 April 2008

Getting a copy of PD Tender and Contract before signing

Getting a copy of PD Tender and Contract before signing
VIC

Hey Julz, There was no penalty as the process was not officially delayed (not according to PD anyway). From what I understand the building permit is out of PD's hands…

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Mozzie
Apr 18, 2008 1:02 am
Mozzie
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royalblue
Apr 18, 2008 2:55 am
Toast
Toast
18 April 2008

A 'square' is how much?

A 'square' is how much?

I find these measurements really amusing. I knew a square was 10ft x 10ft. And i know the house we're building is about 32sq. But I couldn't tell you off the top of my…

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Toast
Apr 18, 2008 11:58 am
Toast
_Al_
_Al_
18 April 2008

Joins in ceiling plaster visible through paint????

Joins in ceiling plaster visible through paint????

Get rid of the bare globes and use a light fitting. I assume you just have bare globes... Or put downlights in. From what I've seen, it's fairly common and bare globes…

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_Al_
Apr 18, 2008 4:06 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
18 April 2008

Poor brickwork - render or pull out and redo?

Poor brickwork - render or pull out and redo?

Just on the rangehood, I'm almost certain venting into a ceiling cavity is illegal. My inspector told me it needs to be vented to the atmosphere.…

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to_do_list
Apr 18, 2008 6:58 pm
to_do_list
Mozzie
Mozzie
18 April 2008

Painting the gutters

Painting the gutters

Many new estates actually specify that exposed zincalume is not acceptable and that any roofing or gutters must be colorbond or painted. I'm surprised that the building…

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Mozzie
Apr 18, 2008 9:39 pm
Mozzie
ahuang
ahuang
18 April 2008

Wat a joke! 3 boxes in the house for duct pipe...

Wat a joke! 3 boxes in the house for duct pipe...
1, 2

How about also change the BED 1 door to sliding door??

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ahuang
Apr 18, 2008 11:36 pm
ahuang
mattwalker
mattwalker
18 April 2008

Ceiling Shadows/Visable joins

Ceiling Shadows/Visable joins
VIC

see thats where the problem is.... You assumed! ;) It is a bit sad though...where have all the good builders gone? The tradesmen who took pride in what they did?

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mattwalker
Apr 19, 2008 12:27 am
mattwalker
Southies
Southies
19 April 2008

INsulation Variation

INsulation Variation
NSW

My builder charge me about $525. That is for about 37m2 R2 (soundproof batten). the charged me about $14/m2 for supplying and laying the…

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Southies
Apr 19, 2008 9:46 am
Southies
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
19 April 2008

We're in!!!... Finally

We're in!!!... Finally

Thanks Everyone... Sry, been off work for a week & can't get the f***n internet to work at home :cry: . Hopefully be fixed by next week. Firstly the lights in the…

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Firthy_26
Apr 19, 2008 12:27 pm
Firthy_26
joeygbh
joeygbh
20 April 2008

Supercession of home designs

Supercession of home designs
VIC
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For doubles it will be the…

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joeygbh
Apr 20, 2008 9:46 pm
joeygbh
Southies
Southies
21 April 2008

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
NSW

For everyone's information : My solicitor advised that statements made about contract related matters & sent via email as an advisement, are legally…

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Southies
Apr 21, 2008 9:03 pm
Southies
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 April 2008

Stuck in a predicament - do we sell or keep our land?

Stuck in a predicament - do we sell or keep our land?
1, 2

Go the new place. From what your saying underneath it all - you really want to make a break but the family is putting the pressure on to do what they want. Most farm…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 21, 2008 10:45 pm
Yak_Chat
penny73
penny73
22 April 2008

4 bdr home designs between 20-22m in length

4 bdr home designs between 20-22m in length

Wow Anthea that is a great design I really like it. I will check out their website and see where it is on display :D

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penny73
Apr 22, 2008 10:19 am
perryr
perryr
22 April 2008

Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!

Just when things seem to be going well...... this!!!!
1, 2

There's another practical side to getting the holes fixed - if they aren't fixed, you might feel the effect of the holes under whatever floor covering you choose to put…

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perryr
Apr 22, 2008 10:49 am
donuts
donuts
22 April 2008

cleanliness of your home when handed over...

cleanliness of your home when handed over...
1, 2

Really? Might have to make a trip down to Officeworks...don't think I have enough paper even for double sided!

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donuts
Apr 22, 2008 1:46 pm
donuts
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
22 April 2008

Our progress ... Good News & Bad News

Our progress ... Good News & Bad News
VIC

LOL No one can beat me My partner, cat and I live on the living room floor of my mum's rented 1 bedroom apartment Have been here for 6 months and another 4 to go…

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lrhodes1
Apr 22, 2008 5:22 pm
lrhodes1
Minx
Minx
22 April 2008

Site costs!!!

Site costs!!!
VIC

Wow I thought you were my cousin there for a minute. Your block sounds identical to his. It's also in Sth Morang. My partner is going to build his place early next year.…

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Minx
Apr 22, 2008 5:55 pm
claego
claego
22 April 2008

5 star energy - do i really need to pay for it?

5 star energy - do i really need to pay for it?
VIC

i am haivng timber floor in the similar areas too... other than that, just 2 sliding doors being added... well, i would assume that your is doule glazed door, not sure if…

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claego
Apr 22, 2008 6:40 pm
memphis
memphis
22 April 2008

Bib Tap

Bib Tap

Suppose; depends how full the tank was.

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memphis
Apr 23, 2008 12:33 am
memphis
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
23 April 2008

Pre handover tomorrow with PD

Pre handover tomorrow with PD
VIC

I'd say have a read of the New Home Inspections website: http://www.newhomeinspections.com.au There are sample reports on the site for…

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PhoenixStar
Apr 23, 2008 8:05 pm
PhoenixStar
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
23 April 2008

Planning Permit -Stockland Development e.g. Monterey Central

Planning Permit -Stockland Development e.g. Monterey Central

Thanks for taking the time to reply guys, Much appreciated! Builder is in the process of applying for the building permit & I will be giving council a call 8)

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blessedpeople
Apr 23, 2008 9:03 pm
blessedpeople
claego
claego
24 April 2008

Snowdon Builders...Has anyone built with this mob before?

Snowdon Builders...Has anyone built with this mob before?
VIC

I have been to their display and the design is quite nice.. talked to the sale rep regarding prices, inclusion and/or changes to plan, sound good that they are willing to…

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claego
Apr 24, 2008 11:44 am
Southies
Southies
24 April 2008

New Update for MyVirtualHome

New Update for MyVirtualHome
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I've got an account - no idea why it won't work.

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Southies
Apr 24, 2008 6:35 pm
Southies
berniebgf
berniebgf
24 April 2008

Customer Service Co-ordinator V's Site Supervisor

Customer Service Co-ordinator V's Site Supervisor
VIC

Thanks everyone for your responses. Good info for me and all.. :) putting socks back on.... :wink: Bernie.

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berniebgf
Apr 24, 2008 6:45 pm
berniebgf
Rachelle
Rachelle
25 April 2008

More facade help, have removed balcony...

More facade help, have removed balcony...
NSW

Thank Raz, I'll have a look at those bricks on the Austral website. Our house actually had two windows there! It had two on each side and one in the middle. I…

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Rachelle
Apr 25, 2008 6:43 pm
penny73
penny73
25 April 2008

HELP sold our house now have to look SERIOUSLY at builders

HELP sold our house now have to look SERIOUSLY at builders
VIC

:lol: Am now very happy as we are off to a couple of the land offices tomorrow to ask about releases etc. Probably after a single storey (double would be great but too…

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penny73
Apr 25, 2008 7:12 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
25 April 2008

Anyone building with Dix** in Brisb or Sunny coast Qld?

Anyone building with Dix** in Brisb or Sunny coast Qld?
QLD

Next thing is to contact Legal Aid Queensland and the Building Services Authority for advice.

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HomeReview
Apr 25, 2008 8:26 pm
MrT
MrT
25 April 2008

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?

anyone built with lucas morris or boutique homes?
VIC

Hi, We're (hopefully!!) about half way through. Pretty happy with how it is all going, although not a great deal of progress in the last couple of weeks. I've been…

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MrT
Apr 25, 2008 10:55 pm
MrT
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
27 April 2008

Anyone had probems/experience with Masterton before?

Anyone had probems/experience with Masterton before?
NSW

Hey Newcastle - so who did you end up building with? did you end up going back to a smaller builder or stick with one of the bigger project builders? Fiona

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Talinsmum
Apr 27, 2008 10:31 am
Talinsmum
bec
bec
27 April 2008

Nearly There!!!!

Nearly There!!!!
VIC

love the use of different colours in the kitchen, very nice indeed!

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bec
Apr 27, 2008 8:22 pm
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
27 April 2008

Colours

Colours
VIC

Hi guys We chose the colours on 22/4/08. Took a while but we got there. Spent an xtra 4k, but it was all things that we wanted like better tapware, cupboard handles,…

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Mel&Em
Apr 27, 2008 9:02 pm
Mel&Em
stevec
stevec
27 April 2008

Breather Pipe sewage smell

Breather Pipe sewage smell

Thanks for your replies it has been helpful The toilets are not in as yet so this smelll seems normal at present. I do smell it when walking around outside of house…

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stevec
Apr 27, 2008 10:35 pm
VJ
VJ
27 April 2008

Wouldnt it be nice if the world was chocoloate?

Wouldnt it be nice if the world was chocoloate?

I intend to go to Austral again and look carefully at the ones you have mentioned. It's good if you can have the list from Austral and…

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VJ
Apr 27, 2008 11:02 pm
VJ
HomeReview
HomeReview
27 April 2008

Signing building contract before the land is titled

Signing building contract before the land is titled

Always seek independent legal advice on the contracts. The disclosure contracts can have a lot of dubious clauses hidden in there.

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HomeReview
Apr 27, 2008 11:15 pm

Couple not on my previous link but in my bookmarks..... WA: http://www.apghomes.com VIC: http://www.monomeath.com.au VIC:

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to_do_list
Apr 28, 2008 11:41 am
to_do_list
teml
teml
28 April 2008

Porter Davis - Tiles

Porter Davis - Tiles
VIC

I am definatly hoping to get a standard tile, no more upgrades 4 me!! Hi Haywgl, we said exactly the same thing :D - and it cost us an…

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teml
Apr 28, 2008 1:22 pm
teml
Judie
Judie
28 April 2008

Knockdown Rebuild In Sutherland Shire Sydney

Knockdown Rebuild In Sutherland Shire Sydney
NSW

If you think Sutherland Council is bad, you should try Ku-ring-gai! Lots of builders won't even touch Ku-ring-gai, so it's hard finding a builder in the first place. I…

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Judie
Apr 28, 2008 5:34 pm
Judie
bec
bec
28 April 2008

Beware: the tile company delivered different tiles!!!!

Beware: the tile company delivered different tiles!!!!

yep happened to me too! delivered the wrong shade always try and check!

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bec
Apr 28, 2008 5:36 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
28 April 2008

problem: walk in corner pantry :( [with pic]

problem: walk in corner pantry :( [with pic]

Hi mike The current pantry has the melamine floor. As you said, it will be difficult to reach the stuffs at the corner. That is why i was rather…

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to_do_list
Apr 28, 2008 8:28 pm
to_do_list
Rachelle
Rachelle
28 April 2008

BRICK SELECTION - HEEELLLLLP!

BRICK SELECTION - HEEELLLLLP!
NSW
1, 2

We're having either Urban One Nougat (Silver) or Latte, nice flat, even colour, I think these would work for you too. Good Luck!

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Rachelle
Apr 28, 2008 10:32 pm

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