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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
oznow
oznow
10 March 2008

Electrical costs

Electrical costs

In canberra the price is depend on which builder. The most reasonable price is from Blackett, although you have to notify before the initial wiring. Other builders…

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oznow
Mar 10, 2008 3:08 pm
oznow
Shady
Shady
10 March 2008

Location, location, again, about the location: skylight

Location, location, again, about the location: skylight

I think as the tube gets longer you loose a certain percentage of light with those tubes. It look as tho you have about a 2.5m horizontal from point B to the WC and…

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Shady
Mar 10, 2008 3:35 pm
Rachelle
Rachelle
10 March 2008

White house

White house

I love white so I'm sure I would love it! Have you got any pics?

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Rachelle
Mar 10, 2008 3:58 pm
virgin-builder
virgin-builder
10 March 2008

Easements

Easements

Hi guys Hoping to get some help here, after our appointment with M, one thing I remember was the sales consultant stating to be careful not to…

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virgin-builder
Mar 10, 2008 7:09 pm
virgin-builder
Helyn
Helyn
10 March 2008

House Plans

House Plans
SA

Having more than one teenager in the bathroom at a time is probably going to end up in a fight anyway In my experience teenagers get…

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Helyn
Mar 10, 2008 11:32 pm
Helyn
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
11 March 2008

steel vs wood

steel vs wood

We are going steel framed, originally cause thats what the builder we want to do our place does as standard but now after some research we actually prefer that as an…

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Talinsmum
Mar 11, 2008 9:18 am
Talinsmum
Leece
Leece
11 March 2008

Thanks to Adelaide's heat wave, no slab...

Thanks to Adelaide's heat wave, no slab...
SA

we were at the beach as well on monday. it was so lovely. contemplating heading there today after hubby finishes work. i don't want to complain about the heat too much,…

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Leece
Mar 11, 2008 4:13 pm
Shady
Shady
11 March 2008

A bunch of newbie questions

A bunch of newbie questions
VIC
1, 2

Other than the tiling, did organizing stuff yourself take lots of extra time? It would be great to shave some cost off the overall…

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Shady
Mar 11, 2008 8:03 pm
micjod
micjod
11 March 2008

house design opinions please

house design opinions please
QLD

it is a modified plan too suit our needs and of course our block

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micjod
Mar 11, 2008 9:04 pm
Maxie
Maxie
11 March 2008

Our grey pride and joy! After all this time, she's arrived..

Our grey pride and joy! After all this time, she's arrived..

Did the builder suggest an alternative to using the vast amount of concrete - say a timber or steel framed floor on stumps with either a timber…

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Maxie
Mar 11, 2008 10:05 pm
Maxie
dj
dj
12 March 2008

Site works can not go ahead

Site works can not go ahead
SA

Hi Donna I searched the site for the…

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dj
Mar 12, 2008 9:10 am
joaninhac
joaninhac
12 March 2008

Site Handover

Site Handover
QLD

HI We wanted to do the same in melbourne, however we built with a high volume builder and they wouldn't allow us to carry out the final stages of the job.. the only…

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joaninhac
Mar 12, 2008 1:15 pm
joaninhac
joaninhac
12 March 2008

Annoyed with PD...

Annoyed with PD...
VIC

i had a similar experience with our builder at the start of documentation... basically all i said to them was you either accomodate us or we go elsewhere even though it…

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joaninhac
Mar 12, 2008 1:31 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
12 March 2008

We Got Plastered Today!!!!

We Got Plastered Today!!!!
VIC

Do you still have access to the house??? We can only look through the windows now... :cry: :cry: :cry:

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PhoenixStar
Mar 12, 2008 1:59 pm
PhoenixStar
Rose72
Rose72
12 March 2008

Rock provision credit

Rock provision credit

our rock allowance was credited back to us - the credit was shown on the final invoice.

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Rose72
Mar 12, 2008 2:30 pm
zonk
zonk
12 March 2008

Boral concrete tile - Blue Dusk (striata profile)

Boral concrete tile - Blue Dusk (striata profile)

thankyou. It doesnt look blue at all does it? maybe if the sun was out the color would be a bit different? anyway, now I can show my DH, I think the profile looks…

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zonk
Mar 12, 2008 2:34 pm
zonk
adamtram
adamtram
12 March 2008

negotiating land.

negotiating land.

hi brendondanielle, Like it was said earlier all you can do is ask, we are building in Lakeside Pakenham a Delfin Estate and being new into the game we thought it can't…

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adamtram
Mar 12, 2008 3:36 pm
adamtram
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
12 March 2008

CARLISLE HOMES - FINALLY BUILDING!

CARLISLE HOMES - FINALLY BUILDING!
VIC

Andrew, due to our confidentiality agreement i can't disclose the…

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PhoenixStar
Mar 12, 2008 6:43 pm
PhoenixStar
Adrian B
Adrian B
12 March 2008

Games played to avoid liquidated damages

Games played to avoid liquidated damages

I rang our bank to authorise payments, and then rang M Etricon back to advise them that I had done this. The accounts people were really nice and appreciated th feedback.

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Adrian B
Mar 12, 2008 10:35 pm
Adrian B
Treechangers
Treechangers
13 March 2008

Can't see how this could cost so much!!!!!

Can't see how this could cost so much!!!!!

Thanks for all your input. Have emailed the builders and now await their response.

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Treechangers
Mar 13, 2008 11:33 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
13 March 2008

Another plan to critique

Another plan to critique
1, 2

I simply pointed out some personal experience - having been through hundreds of display homes and formed an opinion on them I noted that…

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stonecutter1309
Mar 13, 2008 11:52 am
stonecutter1309
davinci
davinci
13 March 2008

Builders dumping rubbish and rubble on our site

Builders dumping rubbish and rubble on our site

call the local council and report it, have a look through the rubbish there is probably a company name on boxes etc for delivery and quite often the delivery slip, if you…

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davinci
Mar 13, 2008 4:25 pm
davinci
Mrs B
Mrs B
13 March 2008

Frustration

Frustration

7 years?! You must be joking! Do you mean by selling the house, you sort of got it "fixed"? Or did they actually return to fix it before you…

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Mrs B
Mar 13, 2008 8:10 pm
Mrs B
haywgl
haywgl
13 March 2008

Advice please

Advice please
1, 2

Thanks for that info vpande - will give them a call. Just out of interest has anyone had an underground pit installed - what sort of costs would I be up for?? I…

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haywgl
Mar 13, 2008 8:40 pm
haywgl
Paula
Paula
14 March 2008

WE'RE BACK!!! Latest Pics...

WE'RE BACK!!! Latest Pics...
1, 2, 3

I'd keep quiet and say "but its not in the contract!" Just as he would do to you if the tables were turned. :D

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Paula
Mar 14, 2008 8:56 am
Paula
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wantingahouse
Mar 14, 2008 10:23 am
joaninhac
joaninhac
14 March 2008

BUILDING CONTRACT ENDED... AND STILL NO HANDOVER

BUILDING CONTRACT ENDED... AND STILL NO HANDOVER

aliand... gosh that's a long time to be waiting.... i hope we don't have the same problem.... i would be screaming if we do! It's just ridiculous!!! The builders just…

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joaninhac
Mar 14, 2008 10:52 am
yvette72
yvette72
14 March 2008

Need advice in a big way!

Need advice in a big way!
NSW

stage away from p**** homes building with them at present every slow try dave robson at murwuillah I thing he buildings at pottsville

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yvette72
Mar 14, 2008 3:08 pm
haywgl
haywgl
15 March 2008

Is this possible

Is this possible
VIC

Good Point Paula :lol:

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haywgl
Mar 15, 2008 9:41 am
haywgl
brittany
brittany
15 March 2008

site costs asbestos mornington penninsula

site costs asbestos mornington penninsula
VIC

We were given site costs before we demolished. We had soil tests done and they put site costs in as fixed except two provisional costs for retaining walls. Our site…

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brittany
Mar 15, 2008 7:49 pm
brittany
IndecisiveMe
IndecisiveMe
16 March 2008

Porter Davis Kitchens

Porter Davis Kitchens
VIC

Thanks Penjay! It's funny, because he talked me out of the black granite, said it was too porous and suggested I go with Quantum Quartz in a black instead. He priced…

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IndecisiveMe
Mar 16, 2008 2:22 pm
IndecisiveMe
Paula
Paula
16 March 2008

any experience with CARLISLE HOMES?

any experience with CARLISLE HOMES?
VIC

Well done, now dont think about it any more!! :D :D

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Paula
Mar 16, 2008 4:53 pm
Paula
SouthBris
SouthBris
16 March 2008

Gaps at sides of wooden venitian blinds

Gaps at sides of wooden venitian blinds

Umm just a little thing but if the window is a standard 1810mm and the blind is 1800mm then that is a 5mm gap either side…

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SouthBris
Mar 16, 2008 9:19 pm
Arc
Arc
17 March 2008

Any knowledge of Plunket Homes here in WA

Any knowledge of Plunket Homes here in WA
WA

Not personal experience but I asked someone who has built with them (he moved in last year) if he would do so again and he gave an emphatic no. It appears that once he'd…

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Arc
Mar 17, 2008 11:47 pm
Helyn
Helyn
18 March 2008

Another Room

Another Room
NSW

As I never priced building one myself, I cannot say. Ours was actually assembled on site rather than transported ready made, but could now be removed whole, it was 10…

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Helyn
Mar 18, 2008 3:11 pm
Helyn
muzzman
muzzman
18 March 2008

Contract Clauses- Feedback would be appreciated

Contract Clauses- Feedback would be appreciated

My experience... Get your solicitor to read and re-read the contract, and anything that you can put in there to minimise risk then do so. As said in previous posts,…

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muzzman
Mar 18, 2008 3:40 pm
muzzman
mattwalker
mattwalker
19 March 2008

Mortar colour issue

Mortar colour issue

I agree.... Wet mortar is the culprit here! Leave it for another week and you will be pleasantly suprised :)

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mattwalker
Mar 19, 2008 10:31 am
mattwalker
sammy
sammy
19 March 2008

Additional $$$

Additional $$$

I was told that builders can give a fixed price contract but that price is more expensive to cover themselves in case something unexpected happened. You should ask your…

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sammy
Mar 19, 2008 10:35 am
sammy
joaninhac
joaninhac
19 March 2008

Face brick facade - should be raked?

Face brick facade - should be raked?

thanks for your feedback Al!!! Are you a builder by any chance?? You sound like one of them!!

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joaninhac
Mar 19, 2008 11:24 am


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