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chloe787
chloe787
10 August 2008

2 Story price Per Metre

2 Story price Per Metre
WA

I probably looking at about $1000 per sqm in Brisbane area including floor covering etc. Again it depends on the size of the house and inclusion.

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chloe787
Aug 10, 2008 10:28 am
pcmrhz
pcmrhz
10 August 2008

Marriott Waters Site Costs Shock

Marriott Waters Site Costs Shock
VIC

How much is the deposit? We are in a similar position - titles registered Sept and hopefully starting in Oct/Nov. We signed our Tender…

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pcmrhz
Aug 10, 2008 6:44 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 August 2008

kit home costs

kit home costs

Hi we are thinking of demolishing our house & building a kit home, instead of extending. We have came across a 26sq house for $105 000…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 10, 2008 9:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
11 August 2008

Photoshop Help Please ! ! !

Photoshop Help Please ! ! !
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

hmmm maybe yes, maybe no. Still a rip…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 11, 2008 8:42 am

Ok then here is the progress after two days of brick laying Garage Back…

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lloydmav
Aug 11, 2008 9:12 pm
lloydmav
davinci
davinci
12 August 2008

$150k enough to cover this extension and renovation?

$150k enough to cover this extension and renovation?

gat plans drawn up, get them tendered, work out the labour and material cost and you will have a ball park figure if it is a slab extension then you will run short as AL…

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davinci
Aug 12, 2008 5:12 pm
davinci
firstbuild
firstbuild
12 August 2008

Plan Comments and Suggestions

Plan Comments and Suggestions
1, 2

thanks Paula, we will most likely have a set of drawers or shelves in the middle. We will look at the exact fit-out of this space a little bit down the track - still…

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firstbuild
Aug 12, 2008 10:20 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
12 August 2008

Box gutters - advice please - would you use?

Box gutters - advice please - would you use?

Here's my 2 cents worth. Ive seen box gutters done on older buildings (20+ years old) and they still work fine, because they were installed properly with falls, overflow…

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Pat the draftie
Aug 12, 2008 10:41 pm
Pat the draftie
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smeagol
Aug 13, 2008 10:32 am
smeagol
DudleyDog
DudleyDog
13 August 2008

Building another coys design

Building another coys design
SA

That's what I thought. Thanks everyone

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DudleyDog
Aug 13, 2008 1:55 pm
Peter_OZ
Peter_OZ
13 August 2008

Has anyone done a pre-tender

Has anyone done a pre-tender
VIC

I dont think they are stalling the land doesnt settle til May 09 (or thereafter) they just didnt have the site and soil back. Anyhoo now they do…

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Peter_OZ
Aug 13, 2008 6:42 pm
photogirl
photogirl
14 August 2008

PlacesHomeLandLife anyone??

PlacesHomeLandLife anyone??
VIC

Hi T1ms I don't really know what it all means myself but I thought maybe 31/07/2008 024776331 2 205A Notification of Resolution Changing Company Name, might provide…

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photogirl
Aug 14, 2008 8:06 pm
ducky_1983
ducky_1983
14 August 2008

bentley homes

bentley homes
VIC

thanks for the feedback, my fiance and I are looking at the omega with some alterations :). They seem very helpful, but at the moment we're trying to get a block first,…

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ducky_1983
Aug 14, 2008 9:06 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
15 August 2008

Slotted Gutters

Slotted Gutters

Also keep in mind, if you are building in an older area and there are tall trees around, alot of the mess falling gets caught in the actual slots although they do wash…

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gweluphome
Aug 15, 2008 9:07 am
Build_build
Build_build
15 August 2008

Big Kev - holidays?

Big Kev - holidays?
1, 2

Build_build used the words he's been quite good in spotting defects . at least we can reduce his…

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Build_build
Aug 15, 2008 4:05 pm
Build_build
melanie02
melanie02
15 August 2008

Which builder in Adelaide?

Which builder in Adelaide?
SA

Hi Metter, The problems with the building company were all to do with very,very bad workmanship :( I had better not go into too much detail,but it was a very stressful…

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melanie02
Aug 15, 2008 11:26 pm
Rachelle
Rachelle
16 August 2008

Mortar questions

Mortar questions
1, 2

I think I like white best now!

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Rachelle
Aug 16, 2008 11:18 am
joles
joles
16 August 2008

What do you think of the plan?

What do you think of the plan?
1, 2

Having no ensuite doesn't bother me. I'll end up in the master when the old chook moves on anyway. :shock: :wink: Tentatively starting at end of September. No official date yet. :roll:

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joles
Aug 16, 2008 12:43 pm
joles
ahuang
ahuang
16 August 2008

Some recent tips for your new home design

Some recent tips for your new home design
1, 2, 3

Just checked your blog, yes it's too late as you already finished the brick work plus roof already on.... If you are before the brick stage and willing to pay the…

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ahuang
Aug 16, 2008 7:28 pm
ahuang
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 August 2008

Lots of progress! with pics!

Lots of progress! with pics!
SA

Dee said. I've heard it said that many women can talk underwater but that's just coz we are fabulous at multi-tasking! Breathing…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 17, 2008 4:53 am
Yak_Chat
chloe787
chloe787
18 August 2008

2nd Storey inclusions

2nd Storey inclusions

If you going to have the living/kitchen on ground floor, I suggest 2.7m ceiling. I think you probably looking at a few thousand dollar depends on the size of your house.

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chloe787
Aug 18, 2008 8:45 am
gweluphome
gweluphome
18 August 2008

Varying floor plans

Varying floor plans
VIC

You could do the sliders as mirrored sliders, we had them at our last house and they are to heavy to come off rails It is always handy having a full length mirror in the…

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gweluphome
Aug 18, 2008 9:12 am
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
18 August 2008

Why are builders so dumb?

Why are builders so dumb?

I am worried that our tiles wont be available... and what will the builder do? We didn't get to chose indivual pieces, just a board with all selections on it, done by an…

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monkeyupatree
Aug 18, 2008 3:06 pm
monkeyupatree
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cyclone
Aug 18, 2008 8:10 pm
cyclone
kyiee81
kyiee81
18 August 2008

Thought I should finally say hello...

Thought I should finally say hello...
QLD

Hi Jellylegs I am also new to this forum but have been a 'voyer' for a about a month previously. :lol: I have learnt so much from this website (first time builder!) and…

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kyiee81
Aug 18, 2008 10:02 pm
kyiee81
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


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