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Mike & Marita
Mike & Marita
25 February 2008

We've started!

We've started!
VIC
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 9:19 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 9:21 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 12:00 pm
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 10:24 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 11:50 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 8:58 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 1:18 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 2:14 pm
3timesbuilda
haywgl
haywgl
27 February 2008

Pick apart my budget ! :)

Pick apart my budget ! :)
VIC
1, 2

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 3:49 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 10:08 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 11:56 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 6:46 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 9:44 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 9:58 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 10:34 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 12:40 pm
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 1:47 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 February 2008

shocking! heater not connected to the gas pipe!

shocking! heater not connected to the gas pipe!
VIC

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 3:10 pm
Yak_Chat
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 5:57 pm
commodorenut
coljacqld
coljacqld
29 February 2008

Urgent plumbing help - SE Qld

Urgent plumbing help - SE Qld
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 6:49 pm
Sue
Sue
29 February 2008

Finally reached Lock Up stage

Finally reached Lock Up stage
NSW

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 7:34 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 10:32 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
1 March 2008

Customers who have used steel frames

Customers who have used steel frames
VIC

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 9:58 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 10:15 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 1:02 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 9:22 pm
clath
clath
2 March 2008

Advice from the forum regulars

Advice from the forum regulars
VIC

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 10:30 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 8:36 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 10:37 pm
cynarion
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Casa2
Mar 04, 2008 3:32 pm
Paula
Paula
4 March 2008

facade help

facade help
VIC
1, 2

I will ask if the draftsman does 3D, as for the home software - I got MVH and nearly threw the thing in the bin!!! Deep breath :shock: I need to have another go.

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Paula
Mar 04, 2008 3:43 pm
Paula

yeah, not really suitable as a door. Also it's really just a steel roof with a brick parapet, my drawing is sooo dodgy. Here's a pic of what it looks like on a…

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Rachelle
Mar 04, 2008 6:38 pm
coljacqld
coljacqld
4 March 2008

What do you think? - Photo's attached

What do you think? - Photo's attached

Hi Everyone Thanks for your opinions/suggestions. Hubby spoke to SS today after ringing 4 times (ss is not good at returning phone calls) Expressed strongly again that…

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coljacqld
Mar 04, 2008 8:53 pm
clath
clath
5 March 2008

claths new home

claths new home
1, 2

Well got some good news today well yesturday now since im posting after midnight.. Ive just been told Pre handover is 1st of April ( April fools day) :roll: :? and handover April…

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clath
Mar 05, 2008 12:31 am
clath
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
5 March 2008

PCV#9

PCV#9
1, 2

Yep - same requirements as us! I have to enquire with the builder in regards to access by fire brigade to our 10000L water tank (concrete tank underground)

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stonecutter1309
Mar 05, 2008 9:20 am
stonecutter1309
Rachelle
Rachelle
5 March 2008

My house plans- your comments and suggestions please.

My house plans- your comments and suggestions please.

Hi! So have you made any further decisions about the floor plan? Who is your coordinator at Westminster?

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Rachelle
Mar 05, 2008 4:28 pm
Colleen
Colleen
6 March 2008

Finally Getting Somewhere

Finally Getting Somewhere

If you got a full construction loan, and not just a land loan, you should get to keep that money from your FHOG when its given to you as you didn't have to use it for the…

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Colleen
Mar 06, 2008 6:12 am
Colleen
Ratter
Ratter
6 March 2008

Getting close to crunch time

Getting close to crunch time
VIC

Good morning all, Thanks to those who responded so kindly to my first ever post last week. In case you did not read it, I am building with Porter Davis in Melbourne's…

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Ratter
Mar 06, 2008 9:18 am
ahuang
ahuang
6 March 2008

Slab is down... Advice on our first progress payment please!

Slab is down... Advice on our first progress payment please!
QLD

As I mentioned in the other post (https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=5178): "Did they include the air con/hot water/water tank area as part of the slab? I saw…

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ahuang
Mar 06, 2008 1:19 pm
ahuang
Michelle
Michelle
6 March 2008

How to Get Your Development Approved

How to Get Your Development Approved

This link does contain some minor course words and delivers a slightly biased message :shock: But it does explain an effective method of getting…

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Michelle
Mar 06, 2008 6:41 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 March 2008

Connection of electricity to acreage property

Connection of electricity to acreage property

Shady, My sister put in solar system and is totally self sufficent due to the pwoer company saying $40K to run piower, and the contract said - no guarantee they will…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 06, 2008 7:08 pm
Yak_Chat
haywgl
haywgl
6 March 2008

Exterior/Facade help :)

Exterior/Facade help :)
VIC

Thanks V - I might give the a call and see if there are some close by....I like the Hawthorn too - it will look great on your home :)

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haywgl
Mar 06, 2008 9:03 pm
haywgl
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
7 March 2008

What normally happens on hand over day?

What normally happens on hand over day?

I was told by a friend the other day that she thinks that what usually happens is that once the builder is finished / all cleaned up / etc you…

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Firthy_26
Mar 07, 2008 9:15 am
Firthy_26
ausdesign
ausdesign
7 March 2008

Issue with front facade windows

Issue with front facade windows

Personally it wouldn't worry me but it wouldn't hurt to speak with the window manuf. directly & ask the question. [If you have another pic. showing the frame work above…

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ausdesign
Mar 07, 2008 3:09 pm
ausdesign
VJ
VJ
7 March 2008

Next: Stainless Steel rope balustrade

Next: Stainless Steel rope balustrade
NSW

The glass looks nicer, but a nightmare to clean. So we decided to have wire to our balcony. We have kids too... will make sure they won't reach that area.

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VJ
Mar 07, 2008 9:08 pm
VJ
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 March 2008

anyone built/building with ask homes or other steel kits hom

anyone built/building with ask homes or other steel kits hom

Just be careful of your costs of steel piranha. I was quoting an IT component of a job the other day which requires $200k of of civil works for a new section of concrete…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 08, 2008 10:21 am
Yak_Chat
Banana
Banana
8 March 2008

Dirt dumped on Site

Dirt dumped on Site

Not sure what area you are in but try these guys. I know that they are pretty quick on the case. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/warr/RIDSquads.htm

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Banana
Mar 08, 2008 3:17 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
8 March 2008

Loan Confirmation Form?

Loan Confirmation Form?
VIC

WOW Hannah we're basically neighbours!!!!! I've sent you a PM.... :D :D

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PhoenixStar
Mar 08, 2008 4:58 pm
PhoenixStar
nzfiona
nzfiona
9 March 2008

Setbacks

Setbacks

We have a minimum setback of 5m, but our design guidelines state that they want to promote different setbacks across the roads. Our house will…

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nzfiona
Mar 09, 2008 11:17 am
nzfiona
VJ
VJ
9 March 2008

If 1+1=2, why am i still confused?

If 1+1=2, why am i still confused?
VIC

M is quite flexible with removing/adding walls etc. I agree on this. And if you're just going to move walls, you won't be charged for…

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VJ
Mar 09, 2008 7:30 pm
VJ


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