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kexkez
kexkez
14 June 2008

Slab Classifications

Slab Classifications
VIC

How did this all go? We found out our block has been rated S4 which is one step better ( just) than an M classification.

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kexkez
Jun 14, 2008 4:52 pm
kexkez
clath
clath
15 June 2008

noisy ducted heating/3month maintence PD

noisy ducted heating/3month maintence PD
VIC

hi Iizzy yes PD fixed the issues in kevins report. As for the noisy ducted heating issue Vulcan sent someone out to look at it. he fitted foam underneath the unit but…

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clath
Jun 15, 2008 10:06 pm
clath
ahuang
ahuang
16 June 2008

Upgrade from Wattyl to Dulux - Grrrrr

Upgrade from Wattyl to Dulux - Grrrrr
NSW

We were very unhappy with the builders when we realised another upgrade was a huge gouge as well. We paid to upgrade the Gyproc Cove Cornice to…

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ahuang
Jun 16, 2008 12:10 pm
ahuang
Lee28
Lee28
16 June 2008

Wide Frontage Home Design

Wide Frontage Home Design

The M'con Denver looks great, only problem is it's too wide. But that style of house would be perfect. That's exactly the type of thing we need so that we can have a…

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Lee28
Jun 16, 2008 1:32 pm
Justin
Justin
16 June 2008

Marshall Baker Homes

Marshall Baker Homes
VIC

We're building a custom home with them in an established area (East Bentleigh). Perhaps they're just not keen on particular areas that might be a bit far away for their…

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Justin
Jun 16, 2008 6:14 pm
Paula
Paula
16 June 2008

Demolition approved

Demolition approved
NSW

:D :D :D It wont be long and you will have lots of pics for us. :D

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Paula
Jun 16, 2008 9:04 pm
Paula
lloydmav
lloydmav
16 June 2008

Trafficable Lid to Sewer

Trafficable Lid to Sewer

hi, haven't got a scanner handy, but I just checked the plans. The driveway is on the left hand side, the sewer junction is just to the right of the driveway. I had a…

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lloydmav
Jun 16, 2008 10:32 pm
lloydmav
ahuang
ahuang
17 June 2008

If your builder is *******.....

If your builder is *******.....
VIC
1, 2

Their web site still working...http://www.fullbrickhomes.com.au so probably not out of business yet... wonder how much they will sue…

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ahuang
Jun 17, 2008 1:02 pm
ahuang
jamiet
jamiet
17 June 2008

Naming our CSR

Naming our CSR
NSW

Hi Southies, I'm glad to hear you're having…

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jamiet
Jun 17, 2008 1:45 pm
Paula
Paula
17 June 2008

Problems during your maintenance period?

Problems during your maintenance period?
NSW

Oh dear, what a muck up, hope it all works out for you.

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Paula
Jun 17, 2008 2:41 pm
Paula
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 June 2008

Foundation Modifications

Foundation Modifications

One of the notes on these plans mention a 'deepened edge beam on the slab due to angle of repose of the exsiting sewer pipe in…

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to_do_list
Jun 17, 2008 4:19 pm
to_do_list
Kryten
Kryten
17 June 2008

My turn: the progress (updated pics 20080507)

My turn: the progress (updated pics 20080507)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Fantastic news Oznow - glad to hear that they fixed the areas of concern . We want lots of pics of your lovely new home :D

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Kryten
Jun 17, 2008 5:18 pm
Kryten
Draconis
Draconis
17 June 2008

Site clean- How clean is it???

Site clean- How clean is it???

Hey P those pics don't look to bad. The first one looked like they only had another ute load to take away that had been moved to the footpath so they could say the "Site…

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Draconis
Jun 17, 2008 6:59 pm
Draconis
Draconis
Draconis
17 June 2008

Garage doors

Garage doors
ACT

everyone in the house if you are a poor sucker who…

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Draconis
Jun 17, 2008 7:36 pm
Draconis
Draconis
Draconis
17 June 2008

"crossover": please explain

"crossover": please explain
SA

You can easily have it changed so that lines up with you garage. However if you are one fo the poor suckers like me that live in an older area that has the big old square…

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Draconis
Jun 17, 2008 9:24 pm
Draconis
brisvegas
brisvegas
18 June 2008

HELP PLEASE!!

HELP PLEASE!!
QLD
1, 2

Hi Mike long time no speak! Was feeling decidedly unloved ::crying:: that noone replied to my last posting about 2 paks etc so good to hear from you albeit on a different topic!!!! …

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brisvegas
Jun 18, 2008 12:50 am
petal
petal
18 June 2008

Has anyone used Boral Slimwood ?

Has anyone used Boral Slimwood ?
NSW

Yay! Thanks so much for that, kirribilli. Will be checking that out very shortly. :wink:

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petal
Jun 18, 2008 10:29 am
petal
wonderland
wonderland
18 June 2008

M3tric0n Promo ends 22 June, what should I do??!!

M3tric0n Promo ends 22 June, what should I do??!!
VIC
1, 2

Vanderlay, that is VERY sneaky of them!! :evil: I think it's so wrong how people can prey on your emotions. Luckily for us, we had also already decided to go with M, our…

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wonderland
Jun 18, 2008 2:20 pm
wonderland
vanderlay
vanderlay
18 June 2008

Developer approval obtained

Developer approval obtained
VIC

Good to hear. :D You dont need that bringing down your whole experience.

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vanderlay
Jun 18, 2008 3:05 pm
vanderlay
penny73
penny73
19 June 2008

Need Help with builders price lock-in Confused :(

Need Help with builders price lock-in Confused :(
1, 2

Yes pretty happy with it especially as the land titling can be delayed by 2 months and we will still be ok. It is a relief. I know alot of people say to wait but we…

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penny73
Jun 19, 2008 11:52 am
coljacqld
coljacqld
19 June 2008

We have a slab (NOT slab of beer)

We have a slab (NOT slab of beer)

any sign of the concrete trucks? hope the pour goes well Anne

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coljacqld
Jun 19, 2008 1:17 pm
Toast
Toast
19 June 2008

what is a typlical contrat term/days ?

what is a typlical contrat term/days ?
VIC

Ours is 196, single storey 30sq. Seems to be two very different standard build times... one at around 190 and the others around 250. I wonder what they do for the extra…

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Toast
Jun 19, 2008 1:28 pm
Toast
to_do_list
to_do_list
19 June 2008

re-establishment survey

re-establishment survey
VIC

Yep....it ain't always kids that do things...some times it's adults with big toys..

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to_do_list
Jun 19, 2008 2:29 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
to_do_list
19 June 2008

SETBACKS!!!

SETBACKS!!!
1, 2

::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: Excellent outcome....I'd say the fact that you stood you ground had a lot to do with it. ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader:: ::cheerleader::

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to_do_list
Jun 19, 2008 9:49 pm
to_do_list
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PhoenixStar
Jun 20, 2008 10:32 am
PhoenixStar
vanderlay
vanderlay
20 June 2008

Contract - Building Permit & Trade Certificates

Contract - Building Permit & Trade Certificates

We never saw the building permit application, we just received a copy when it was approved. We received all the certificates at handover. Didnt have to ask for them,…

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vanderlay
Jun 20, 2008 2:31 pm
vanderlay
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Pom down under
Jun 20, 2008 4:02 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 June 2008

Solid brick - why don't they build them?

Solid brick - why don't they build them?
1, 2, 3

KexKez - I posted that link for the bit about getting the sun into the back of living area of the house. As I say - each to therir own and I don't expect everyone to…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 20, 2008 9:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Eager
Eager
20 June 2008

HELP: M3tricon electrical, downlight, foxtel, etc

HELP: M3tricon electrical, downlight, foxtel, etc

Jo, I know a little bit about the people at 501. Did you have the , ummmm, mature humourless individual there for electrical selections? If so, she doesn't always know…

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501
Eager
Jun 20, 2008 9:39 pm
Eager
coljacqld
coljacqld
21 June 2008

FEATURE DOWNPIPES What can be done?

FEATURE DOWNPIPES What can be done?
1, 2

Phoenix** wrote: Paula wrote: Anne, what do you mean by 'chain'? Paula, From Wikipedia, A rain chain is an alternative to the downspout component…

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coljacqld
Jun 21, 2008 1:15 pm
Paula
Paula
23 June 2008

Private Builders?

Private Builders?

A private builder will charge between 10 - 12 K a square, but that will include a good deal of things that PD call upgrades!! If you had very expensive tatse it could…

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Paula
Jun 23, 2008 9:41 am
Paula
Polo
Polo
23 June 2008

BACV

BACV
VIC

hi Louie, I talked to a guy named Joe at BACV and he was pretty helpful when I asked him about building issues my uncle was having.

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Polo
Jun 23, 2008 1:32 pm
joles
joles
23 June 2008

Need info on making 20ft by 20ft gym

Need info on making 20ft by 20ft gym

Hey Stewy, Privacy is already gone. That boat sailed a long time ago. :roll: Cynical Jo

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joles
Jun 23, 2008 2:11 pm
joles
chuth77
chuth77
23 June 2008

Wind Rating

Wind Rating

The 'design wind gust speed' is calculated on the conditions that exist at the time of the building application. many volume builders…

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chuth77
Jun 23, 2008 5:10 pm
Weez
Weez
23 June 2008

Electricity Pit

Electricity Pit

thankyou Petal & Brittany - sounds like it needs to go - I owe you one. Weez 8)

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Weez
Jun 23, 2008 9:06 pm
Judie
Judie
23 June 2008

Demolition permit - $850?

Demolition permit - $850?
VIC

We're building in Ku-ring-gai Council. It cost me $455 to lodge the DA for demolition. The fee is based on the value of the work. I assume it includes all the relevant…

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Judie
Jun 23, 2008 9:59 pm
Judie
Toast
Toast
24 June 2008

Which builder ?

Which builder ?
VIC

I think choosing a builder is probably the hardest part of the whole process. It is such a massive factor in the whole outcome. Personally, we asked for references. I…

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Toast
Jun 24, 2008 12:12 pm
Toast
Michelle
Michelle
24 June 2008

Feature Wall - which color - burgundy?

Feature Wall - which color - burgundy?
1, 2

Very true Mike! :D A feature wall is just that………..a feature wall! Nothing in the room should oppose that wall; everything has to complement it. Otherwise the…

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Michelle
Jun 24, 2008 2:16 pm
Michelle
petal
petal
24 June 2008

Walk Through today!!!

Walk Through today!!!

That's great, natbut. Have fun in your new place!!! Woo-hoo! :D

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petal
Jun 24, 2008 5:34 pm
petal
MrT
MrT
24 June 2008

Rain rain go away... until lockup!

Rain rain go away... until lockup!

Block is about 10.7m wide, with the main body of the house 6m wide. It is actually a B0utique H0mes Manhattan, but lengthened from the standard 3bdrm house, and with a…

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MrT
Jun 24, 2008 6:29 pm
MrT
michaelharvey1982
michaelharvey1982
25 June 2008

Double Storey Design for North Facing Side Yard?

Double Storey Design for North Facing Side Yard?
NSW

Hi stonecutter, Thanks for the links. I quite like Wisdom Homes but unfortunately none of their designs currently appeal. I'm happy with my original choice of a…

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michaelharvey1982
Jun 25, 2008 1:46 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 June 2008

Frames Issues

Frames Issues

Buy yourself a good quality spirit level ( no less than 1200mm) and take it to the inspection. Put it down near where the frame was propped up. If the slab is way out of…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 25, 2008 7:17 pm
Dukekamaya
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
25 June 2008

Finally Chosen

Finally Chosen
VIC
1, 2

.... oh and the other day we saw our street starting to take shape... its looked like paddocks for the last 9 months....i think i saw…

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hysterical1144
Jun 25, 2008 9:29 pm
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
26 June 2008

Bricks...

Bricks...
1, 2

Hi matrix, we are building with Ultimate homes (part of Peter Stannard group). It is part of…

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monkeyupatree
Jun 26, 2008 12:20 am
monkeyupatree
Minx
Minx
26 June 2008

q. regarding inspections

q. regarding inspections

Your builder cannot prevent you from entering your site (or a person authorised by you). The fencing is an OHS…

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Minx
Jun 26, 2008 8:37 am
'chelle
'chelle
26 June 2008

building regulations for two story home...

building regulations for two story home...

We neighbour our block and so consequently have received notifications of our own…

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'chelle
Jun 26, 2008 9:20 pm
'chelle
wonderland
wonderland
27 June 2008

Redline Construction. Has anyone heard of them?!

Redline Construction. Has anyone heard of them?!
VIC

oh that sounds scary!! :shock: I think i might steer clear, maybe...

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wonderland
Jun 27, 2008 12:29 pm
wonderland
joles
joles
27 June 2008

Electrical sorted!!! Woo hoo!!

Electrical sorted!!! Woo hoo!!

donuts, I am so happy electrical is behind me. It was a real pain. Happy now!! Jo

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joles
Jun 27, 2008 12:41 pm
joles
MrT
MrT
27 June 2008

Introducing Myself to my new CSR

Introducing Myself to my new CSR

Same thing has happened to us (twice!). After the second time, I cracked it, as emails weren't being responded to. The next time the CSR changed (which I knew was going to…

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MrT
Jun 27, 2008 1:28 pm
MrT


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