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Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Done Lurking - Time to Ask Some Questions....

Done Lurking - Time to Ask Some Questions....
NSW

Welcome. Like the plan, a lot of comments regarding a standalone bathroom. You could look to add a shower compartment to the garage powder room if need be. If your…

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 10:48 pm
ahuang
ahuang
27 January 2008

Has anyone had this before?

Has anyone had this before?

Is your builder looking after the water tank thing or are you doing it by yourself? My understanding is, if you let them do it they will look after it at least to the…

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ahuang
Jan 27, 2008 10:59 pm
ahuang
Hennig
Hennig
27 January 2008

Some complete beginner's questions

Some complete beginner's questions

Hi Rob, the amount of $$$ for subbies/trades really depends on your design and overall finish required. Many electricians will look at the amount of points (light/gpo…

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Hennig
Jan 27, 2008 11:16 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 January 2008

Leftover Materials - What happens?

Leftover Materials - What happens?

In reality - Íf they've done it correctly - the margin of safety is covered in the cost and the loss of bad name and being a cheap skate is lost in the minute savings…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 28, 2008 7:10 pm
Yak_Chat

Had a look at a home being built by this particular company and the frame had been put together unusually. A hard thump of the plasterboard and there would be nothing…

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HomeReview
Jan 28, 2008 8:35 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
29 January 2008

Land Selection & Fixed price contract

Land Selection & Fixed price contract
VIC

A house next door to the chilcare my daughter goes has been for sale for over 6 months.

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Cookiemonster
Jan 29, 2008 8:02 am
wantingahouse
wantingahouse
29 January 2008

We Have a Roof ...... and Bricks

We Have a Roof ...... and Bricks
VIC

Adam, it is looking really good! They are certainly moving fast on your house.

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wantingahouse
Jan 29, 2008 10:33 am
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
29 January 2008

Anyone build with J@nd$on

Anyone build with J@nd$on
NSW

More info rooster? I've signed the contract already

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lrhodes1
Jan 29, 2008 2:43 pm
lrhodes1
Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
29 January 2008

350K building process

350K building process
ACT

Hi enigma_brennan, Select color can be a difficulty job, it was for me anyway :oops: . To give you some idea I just updated my front elevation above. :? Thanks to…

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Aulyna_1
Jan 29, 2008 8:29 pm
MadChook
MadChook
29 January 2008

Electrical Issue

Electrical Issue

You may have a sub-board but if you look at the main meter box - the one the supply company reads there should be two meters inside. This meter box is normally located on…

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MadChook
Jan 29, 2008 10:02 pm
clath
clath
29 January 2008

electrical wiring

electrical wiring

Hung no mirror yet. They have put up the plaster. Going to have a site inspection on thursday ... and raise the issue with the site supervisor.

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clath
Jan 29, 2008 10:28 pm
clath
Hennig
Hennig
30 January 2008

Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Which ducted vacuum, alarm and intercom system?

Dust pan - definitely. I get the awesome job of vaccing the dust pile regularly left in the pantry. If not only for the resale benefits also. H

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Hennig
Jan 30, 2008 10:12 pm
gpierce
gpierce
31 January 2008

How much is a feature, level and re-establishment survey?

How much is a feature, level and re-establishment survey?
VIC

Yes sorry, my price was to AHD. Why would anyone not do it to AHD? Any reason? You can't really establish proper levels of driveways, landscaping, etc without it. Greg

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gpierce
Jan 31, 2008 6:56 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 January 2008

Finally we have something to see!

Finally we have something to see!
VIC
1, 2

... we now have our spa installed in the ensuite (complete with warning sticker stating that trying to remove the spa will result in permanent structural damage - so…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 31, 2008 10:29 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Little Miss GrownUp
Little Miss GrownUp
1 February 2008

P@rter D@vis Final Contract meeting

P@rter D@vis Final Contract meeting
VIC

Thanks for the advice. It didn't sound right to me!

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Little Miss GrownUp
Feb 01, 2008 2:29 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
1 February 2008

Adenbrook Homes

Adenbrook Homes

87 DAYS SINCE HANDOVER......still waiting for them to rectify items they agreed to in writing at handover. One…

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kasiakm
Feb 01, 2008 7:26 pm
VJ
VJ
1 February 2008

Help, they want to take legal action against my blog??!!

Help, they want to take legal action against my blog??!!
1, 2, 3, 4

VJ wrote: Now, I'm no longer worried of posting even negative comments on my blog. Make sure it's based on facts only and supported with photos. To…

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VJ
Feb 01, 2008 8:57 pm
VJ
Shady
Shady
2 February 2008

Building new home in Sydney

Building new home in Sydney
NSW

Similar houses have been…

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Shady
Feb 02, 2008 2:26 pm
Aulyna_1
Aulyna_1
2 February 2008

External color - too brave?

External color - too brave?
1, 2, 3

Thanks Lyn, The color of the garage door looks REALY good, so is your house :D Aulyna

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Aulyna_1
Feb 02, 2008 5:53 pm
Amy
Amy
2 February 2008

Darmon Homes

Darmon Homes
VIC

Hi, I'm thinking about creating a custom designed house with Darmon Homes. I was impressed with their display homes. Does anyone have experience building with Darmon…

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Amy
Feb 02, 2008 7:53 pm
VJ
VJ
3 February 2008

OMG OMG we have

OMG OMG we have
WA

Congratulations!!! I'm sure you'll be very busy for the next month or so... but i'm sure it's all worth it! Enjoy your house!!! Looking forward for photos... :D

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VJ
Feb 03, 2008 10:17 am
VJ
DeeElle
DeeElle
3 February 2008

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?
VIC

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 12:26 pm
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 9:51 pm
Michelle
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
3 February 2008

Experience with National Builders

Experience with National Builders
VIC
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 9:56 pm
blessedpeople
Helyn
Helyn
3 February 2008

Land Titles

Land Titles
WA

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 10:22 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 10:28 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 8:38 am
ahuang
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 February 2008

Internal walls painted by spray gun??

Internal walls painted by spray gun??
VIC

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 9:24 am
mattwalker
clath
clath
5 February 2008

Updated Our Blogg

Updated Our Blogg
VIC

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

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clath
Feb 05, 2008 12:13 am
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 10:00 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 3:44 pm
Yak_Chat
VJ
VJ
6 February 2008

Experience with any Stockland Estates

Experience with any Stockland Estates
SA

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 7:33 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 9:06 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Best open plan designs?

Best open plan designs?
VIC

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 9:11 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Where we are up to!

Where we are up to!
VIC

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 9:14 pm
rerob1
coljacqld
coljacqld
7 February 2008

Drainage pits - how many?

Drainage pits - how many?
NSW

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 8:59 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 February 2008

Who knows about plaster and moisture?

Who knows about plaster and moisture?
VIC

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 9:29 pm
Yak_Chat
rerob1
rerob1
7 February 2008

Power pit- melbourne area

Power pit- melbourne area
VIC

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 10:02 pm
rerob1
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 7:10 am
Jet79
just started
just started
9 February 2008

Qld Inspectors...

Qld Inspectors...
QLD

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 11:19 am
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 7:58 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 8:49 pm
Kryten
ahuang
ahuang
11 February 2008

Brick cleaning?

Brick cleaning?
VIC

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 12:44 pm
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 12:55 pm
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!
VIC

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 8:35 pm
VJ
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Michelle
Feb 12, 2008 1:12 pm
Michelle
stevec
stevec
12 February 2008

consturction drawings and site start

consturction drawings and site start
VIC

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 3:15 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 5:34 pm
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