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DeeElle
DeeElle
3 February 2008

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?

DeeElle, Totally off topic, but I'll be brief. Where did you get your avatar from? It's absolutely beautiful and would look great for wall…

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DeeElle
Feb 03, 2008 11:26 am
DeeElle
Michelle
Michelle
3 February 2008

The downpipe and the outside light ... problem fixed!

The downpipe and the outside light ... problem fixed!
VIC
1, 2

Changed my mind….I made a promise to Jason that I would hold my tongue….so that’s what I am going to do. :D

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Michelle
Feb 03, 2008 8:51 pm
Michelle
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
3 February 2008

Experience with National Builders

Experience with National Builders
1, 2, 3

will do Brittany, Thank you for the tip :wink: Will keep you posted :arrow:

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blessedpeople
Feb 03, 2008 8:56 pm
blessedpeople
Helyn
Helyn
3 February 2008

Land Titles

Land Titles

Again, sorry to argue or disillusion the cynic in you, but our land price was confirmed in May '07. land settlement is finally happening 8/2/08 and price has not changed,…

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Helyn
Feb 03, 2008 9:22 pm
Helyn
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
3 February 2008

Is this an open staircase?

Is this an open staircase?

Well you've fixed part of it? Now the next message is like - hmm - out of place. So now I'll delete my post. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Feb 03, 2008 9:28 pm
Yak_Chat
ahuang
ahuang
4 February 2008

Rain delays plumbing work?

Rain delays plumbing work?

Understand how you feel, but as the plumbers need to dig holes and draines all over the places to lay the pipes, it's definitely not safe for them to work in such wet…

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ahuang
Feb 04, 2008 7:38 am
ahuang
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 February 2008

Internal walls painted by spray gun??

Internal walls painted by spray gun??

Matt.. On the contract it says they will be using Bristol (semi sec). If they have changed their paint supplier since your build do you think…

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mattwalker
Feb 04, 2008 8:24 am
mattwalker
clath
clath
5 February 2008

Updated Our Blogg

Updated Our Blogg

Wow looks very nice :) .... love the timber work :wink:

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clath
Feb 04, 2008 11:13 pm
clath
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 February 2008

Newbie question

Newbie question

difficult blocks are just that - difficult - most people think - hm too hgard - don;t want to know about the trouble it may cause. be creative - think outside the box…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 05, 2008 9:00 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 February 2008

Options List...

Options List...
1, 2

We have 'sisalation' insulation included as std in the external walls but not R2.5 batts. _________________ Cheers, Tim Tim this is…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 06, 2008 2:44 pm
Yak_Chat
VJ
VJ
6 February 2008

Experience with any Stockland Estates

Experience with any Stockland Estates

We didn't camp out. We were fortunate that when they released new blocks, we were there checking for display homes (just dreaming to build one). We just inquired and saw…

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VJ
Feb 06, 2008 6:33 pm
VJ
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Covenants

Covenants

Hi Colleen, I did mean the suburb not the estate :oops: ! Anyhow, its up to you if you want to remove it or not, I just wanted to give you my point of view on the matter. Re…

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rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:06 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Best open plan designs?

Best open plan designs?

Hi Toast! We had a look at urbanedge as well and felt they were very nice homes and as you say they display exactly what you get for your dollar which is good. All the…

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rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:11 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Where we are up to!

Where we are up to!

Thanks for your comments everyone, I wish I had more to report!!! I am so keen to get moving now...I can't wait!

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rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:14 pm
rerob1
coljacqld
coljacqld
7 February 2008

Drainage pits - how many?

Drainage pits - how many?

HI Casa Ours have not been installed yet however we have just moved into a rental that is a brand new house. It has what we are expecting at our block, small black…

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coljacqld
Feb 07, 2008 7:59 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 February 2008

Who knows about plaster and moisture?

Who knows about plaster and moisture?

As per allens comments Personally I would recommend to have the walls and ceiling replaced if possible, as I don't think these gyprock walls/ceilings…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 07, 2008 8:29 pm
Yak_Chat
rerob1
rerob1
7 February 2008

Power pit- melbourne area

Power pit- melbourne area

We are in an established area & our next door neighbour who built a couple of years ago had an underground pit installed which we want to tap into....does anyone know how…

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rerob1
Feb 07, 2008 9:02 pm
rerob1
_Al_
_Al_
8 February 2008

newbie, how to post pics?

newbie, how to post pics?

They work fine. Nice hole in the ground :)

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_Al_
Feb 08, 2008 7:32 am
Jet79
Jet79
9 February 2008

Is this quality build ?

Is this quality build ?
1, 2

Well done, I'm glad to see there was a way around it.

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Jet79
Feb 09, 2008 6:10 am
Jet79
just started
just started
9 February 2008

Qld Inspectors...

Qld Inspectors...

We have been in our house now since late August. We are coming up to the end of our defects liability, and so I have been thinking about using Wayne again to do another…

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just started
Feb 09, 2008 10:19 am
Vlad76
Vlad76
9 February 2008

hard wood floors

hard wood floors

I am putting solid timber flooring - parquetry. It's 18mm thick, but I chose them based on what we liked, not necessarily the cheapest. For example the parquetry we…

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Vlad76
Feb 09, 2008 10:33 pm
ahuang
ahuang
10 February 2008

Site Supervisor vs Independent Inspector

Site Supervisor vs Independent Inspector

Don't quite agree about that, depends on the situation and how you communicate/negotiate with your builder. In our case, before Xmas, there was a huge rush and the…

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ahuang
Feb 10, 2008 6:58 pm
ahuang
Kryten
Kryten
10 February 2008

More Progress!!

More Progress!!

We originally nominated the 28th as the settlement date - back in November! Unfortunately due to the Xmas period the builder was a little slow in getting the contracts…

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Kryten
Feb 10, 2008 7:49 pm
Kryten
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
11 February 2008

Patio / Deck Timber Flooring at ground level

Patio / Deck Timber Flooring at ground level

Thanks Perth_Euro, That's exactly the type of deck I'm referring too. Nice pics on your blog about it. Couldn't tell but did you have…

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Perth_Euro
Feb 11, 2008 8:03 am
ahuang
ahuang
11 February 2008

Brick cleaning?

Brick cleaning?

Hi Ray, After a day or two, if it didn't rain, it should be sufficient for the bricks to dry and show the final colour.

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ahuang
Feb 11, 2008 11:44 am
ahuang
sandii
sandii
11 February 2008

Nawkaw Brick treatment - anybody heard of it?

Nawkaw Brick treatment - anybody heard of it?

Hi, l am wondering if any brickies, or anyone at all has heard of a product called Nawkaw? One of my house under construction's brick walls has got a distinctly visible…

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sandii
Feb 11, 2008 11:55 am
VJ
VJ
11 February 2008

I'm back! We're building in two weeks' time!

I'm back! We're building in two weeks' time!

Although I answered this already (PM)... for other people's info (it might help), we were charged $330.

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VJ
Feb 11, 2008 7:35 pm
VJ
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Michelle
Feb 12, 2008 12:12 pm
Michelle
stevec
stevec
12 February 2008

consturction drawings and site start

consturction drawings and site start

My contract was signed in September and land released in December. They are just terrible at admin work. They dont check for errors. They claim they are to busy. I hope PD…

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stevec
Feb 12, 2008 2:15 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
12 February 2008

Choosing a Builder advice needed!

Choosing a Builder advice needed!

Welcome to the forum SJM. Feel free to perform a search (within the discussion tool area) on any topic you wish.... You will find plenty to read about Carlisle Homes,…

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PhoenixStar
Feb 12, 2008 4:34 pm
PhoenixStar
kiwi056
kiwi056
12 February 2008

Building on acreage

Building on acreage
1, 2

We know exactly what covenants we will be susceptible to! We have a 1/2 acre building envelope, we have 3 trees that must be kept,…

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kiwi056
Feb 12, 2008 7:16 pm
kiwi056
blackmax
blackmax
12 February 2008

Roof Tile Misalignment - Please help

Roof Tile Misalignment - Please help

For the time being I'm not going to post any photos, because I don't want to make a big deal of it if the builders are going to fix it. I don't want to make a mountain…

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blackmax
Feb 12, 2008 10:14 pm
Jet79
Jet79
13 February 2008

How to select a buiider

How to select a buiider

What helped us a lot was this forum. Go through some of the posts and see what concerns people are having with certain builders, then I would make a list of all the…

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Jet79
Feb 13, 2008 7:19 am
Jet79
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 February 2008

Bad brickwork ?

Bad brickwork ?

Thats a great outcome! Well done...

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mattwalker
Feb 13, 2008 8:45 am
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 February 2008

Independant Home Inspections Recommendations

Independant Home Inspections Recommendations

FYI Archicentre is the public arm of the architects guild etc. Basically they realised a few years ago that people were not using architects - so they formalised…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 13, 2008 1:08 pm
Yak_Chat
kiwi056
kiwi056
13 February 2008

He3ley - Sutton - Site Costs

He3ley - Sutton - Site Costs

I know, but there is about .5m of dirt still there and the cut is about the same in height. Their house/garage is not going on the…

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kiwi056
Feb 13, 2008 1:34 pm
kiwi056
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 February 2008

Hello world! First post with lots of questions...

Hello world! First post with lots of questions...

Welcome smeagol. Don't pick on our spelling too much will you :wink: And good luck with the build. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Feb 13, 2008 5:07 pm
Yak_Chat
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
13 February 2008

Ceiling Height & Roof pitch, are we being ripped off?

Ceiling Height & Roof pitch, are we being ripped off?
1, 2

We will be going to FH over the weekend to look at their homes & talk about the $$$. Somehow, even with this siatuation with nbg about the roof...overall we have been very…

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blessedpeople
Feb 13, 2008 6:47 pm
blessedpeople
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 February 2008

Issue with slab and venting pipe

Issue with slab and venting pipe

Steve, Not perfect...but hey you will get used to that!! :) Its fine! I will sit in half of the wood and half of the brick and two halves equal a whole and a whole…

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mattwalker
Feb 13, 2008 6:49 pm
mattwalker
clath
clath
13 February 2008

opinions needed on pics of plaster and brickwork thanks

opinions needed on pics of plaster and brickwork thanks

I sent those pics to kevin by email he seems to think that everything is fine but he will speak to the building manager about the wet plaster could be something to do with…

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clath
Feb 13, 2008 9:23 pm
clath
Michelle
Michelle
14 February 2008

seeking opinions on exterior colours...

seeking opinions on exterior colours...
1, 2

Michelle, VJ & YSSIM - Thank you all so much for your input, it has really helped me (us) make these decisions with…

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Michelle
Feb 14, 2008 6:33 am
Michelle
coljacqld
coljacqld
14 February 2008

Front door stuff up - Should they fix??

Front door stuff up - Should they fix??

great to hear a great news story. well done

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coljacqld
Feb 14, 2008 12:32 pm
VJ
VJ
14 February 2008

Issue with doors... help!

Issue with doors... help!
1, 2, 3

Hi Anne, Long time no hear! really great to hear you have had a win with the doors, they will look brilliant. Amazing what ideas builders can come…

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VJ
Feb 14, 2008 1:07 pm
VJ
Minx
Minx
14 February 2008

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks

Thanks for that. They are very nice bricks and my cousin was asking me about them.

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Minx
Feb 14, 2008 1:36 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
14 February 2008

Waffle not-the-kind-you-toast Pods - fixed site cost?

Waffle not-the-kind-you-toast Pods - fixed site cost?

Thank you for sharing your wealth of experience Davinci. 1 to 2k isnt too bad (but i hope it doesnt happen :) ...i was worried about it reaching 5 figures :shock:

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blessedpeople
Feb 14, 2008 5:45 pm
blessedpeople
Jet79
Jet79
15 February 2008

Plasterers have started

Plasterers have started

That view is beautiful Sue. It makes the stress of building on a high slopey block worth it when its done to have views like that.

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Jet79
Feb 15, 2008 7:39 am
Jet79
gelly1
gelly1
15 February 2008

We have a house. Just need the land

We have a house. Just need the land

Thanks for the information Jet. I am so excited about this project. Never built a full house before. Just an extension on our current house. Costs seem to be going up so…

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gelly1
Feb 15, 2008 7:55 am
gelly1
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
15 February 2008

Anyone build with J@nd$on

Anyone build with J@nd$on

More info rooster? I've signed the contract already

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lrhodes1
Feb 15, 2008 2:45 pm
lrhodes1


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