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Vlad76
Vlad76
1 August 2007

land + new house -> hidden costs

land + new house -> hidden costs

I didn't even look at the dates, but that's right. He is…

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Vlad76
Aug 01, 2007 4:08 pm
Michelle
Michelle
1 August 2007

Feature Wall locations

Feature Wall locations

This really does depend on wether you have architectural designs in your home. ie…….Cutouts, niches, or walls just crying to be different from their shapes, Curved…

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Michelle
Aug 01, 2007 7:27 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Fixed PD site cost

Fixed PD site cost

I think it's something to do with various areas of the site not…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 12:02 am
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Wiring for home theatre with PD

Wiring for home theatre with PD

Argus did ours. They suck the proverbial. I wouldn't recommend them. The finished product is fine but their service is appalling - it took over 2 months…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 12:10 am
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Garage remote control

Garage remote control

We have brickwork above our garage as standard and get 3 remotes (2 on keyrings and one wall mounted) inculded with our door which was…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 12:20 am
epiphany
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
2 August 2007

No Power ! !

No Power ! !
WA

the extension cord would have been a much easier option than the phone calls i made :roll: should have thought of that last week. Its sorted now anyway. I just can't belive how…

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off2theburbs
Aug 02, 2007 1:00 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
2 August 2007

'Lightweight homes' vs Brick veneer homes

'Lightweight homes' vs Brick veneer homes

My wife and I agree that we would only ever buy a brick home. When looking at real estate bruchures, we just turn the page if we see fibro, wood or other non brick…

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3timesbuilda
Aug 02, 2007 10:11 am
3timesbuilda
Vlad76
Vlad76
2 August 2007

Double Storey or Single Storey

Double Storey or Single Storey

You should have taken an unconditional deposit from her... :wink:

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Vlad76
Aug 02, 2007 11:47 am
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
2 August 2007

We have land - yes? yes? NO!....... and finally YES!

We have land - yes? yes? NO!....... and finally YES!

Congrats on the land settlement. Would you mind me asking if there's a rebate for early settlement on your land? Mine does and I'm wondering what are…

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Cookiemonster
Aug 02, 2007 3:21 pm
Michelle
Michelle
2 August 2007

The brickies are here... *updated 2nd August with pics*

The brickies are here... *updated 2nd August with pics*
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah right!!!! I got to say I don’t like Holden’s very…

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Michelle
Aug 02, 2007 6:17 pm
Michelle
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yvette72
Aug 02, 2007 6:19 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
2 August 2007

soil types

soil types

hi, there is very good info abt the types of soil at http://www.ausdesign.com.au/articles/article42.html. hope that will be useful to…

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Cookiemonster
Aug 02, 2007 9:36 pm
stevec
stevec
3 August 2007

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman Builders?

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman Builders?

Did you guys end up building with them. My parents are looking at using them but I am not so sure. They seem to small for me. Any info would be great

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stevec
Aug 03, 2007 2:47 pm
ladyice
ladyice
3 August 2007

Construction Panorama... * updated 2nd August with pics*

Construction Panorama... * updated 2nd August with pics*
VIC
1, 2

Looking mighty big Matt!!! Those bricklayers must really be leggo fans too....you have 2 separate garage entries..very interesting indeed!!!

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ladyice
Aug 03, 2007 10:11 pm
ladyice
shooey
shooey
5 August 2007

Our building and how the time flies

Our building and how the time flies

I was looking at my own Blog today and realised I hadnt updated it since the slab was poured! And I also hadnt been on here! Time has gone so fast, even with a small…

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shooey
Aug 05, 2007 5:53 pm
ahuang
ahuang
5 August 2007

Major mistake in the brick work

Major mistake in the brick work
1, 2, 3

No Problem, but you have to be patient... Mine just done excavation, getting concrete piers on Monday. Mark/CookieMonster just got the title settled, need to get council…

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ahuang
Aug 05, 2007 6:59 pm
ahuang
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
6 August 2007

Spot the problem

Spot the problem
1, 2

LOL... was thinking the same thing aaurora. It is a little noticable in the pic but as Law18 said, no-one would tell once it is finished & established with landscape /…

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Firthy_26
Aug 06, 2007 12:31 pm
Firthy_26
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
6 August 2007

New member - home build questions

New member - home build questions
1, 2

Just noticed that Perth_Euro said Content didn't let you meet the site supervisor. I would be very reluctant to build with anyone who didn't give…

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Perth_Euro
Aug 06, 2007 1:54 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
6 August 2007

Looking for a good builder (Springfield Lakes, Ipswich, QLD)

Looking for a good builder (Springfield Lakes, Ipswich, QLD)

Depends. What is your budget might I ask? My suggestion would be rather than struggling to buy a vacant block of land in Springfield Lakes then squeeze on a small…

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HomeReview
Aug 06, 2007 10:40 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
6 August 2007

Garage setback problem

Garage setback problem

I'd seriously reconsider the design you chose, or extend the Master Bedroom and Ensuite.

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HomeReview
Aug 06, 2007 10:42 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
7 August 2007

Solar panels on western part of roof?

Solar panels on western part of roof?

Our panel were on the north side, and then suddnely were on the western sde when soem modifications were done. We contacted the builder and they said ooopps!! and spent…

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3timesbuilda
Aug 07, 2007 8:57 am
3timesbuilda
ahuang
ahuang
7 August 2007

we have holes!

we have holes!

When we did the excavation the other day, there were lots of tree roots been cut off even though we were more than 5 M away from the tree we were not suppose to…

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ahuang
Aug 07, 2007 1:06 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
7 August 2007

Cosmopolitan Homes, Sydney

Cosmopolitan Homes, Sydney
1, 2

hehehe... your son will get a big shock if there are any mix ups in that hiding room ;) To your wife: You may need a security camera in that room :)

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ahuang
Aug 07, 2007 2:27 pm
ahuang
shooey
shooey
7 August 2007

Heaps of progress!!

Heaps of progress!!
VIC

hahaha I'm such a dork, then I thought maybe you meant the bricks took 4 days! :lol: Ours is at week 7 and we only have frame, roof trusses, gutters, windows, foil stuff and…

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shooey
Aug 07, 2007 7:20 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 August 2007

A collage of construction...

A collage of construction...
VIC

They go to bed early!! I…

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mattwalker
Aug 07, 2007 8:43 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 August 2007

BUILDING IN HAWKSTOWE - SOUTH MORANG / NORTHERN SUBURBS

BUILDING IN HAWKSTOWE - SOUTH MORANG / NORTHERN SUBURBS

My friends have just finished building in Le Page circuit. I love the fact that every street comes back out onto thje main road through the estate. It would be near…

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mattwalker
Aug 07, 2007 9:35 pm
mattwalker
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 August 2007

Vandals and Thieves

Vandals and Thieves
1, 2

You could always electrify the security fence - all it takes is a car battery ;)

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stonecutter1309
Aug 09, 2007 9:04 am
stonecutter1309
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Vlad76
Aug 09, 2007 2:02 pm
aaurora
aaurora
10 August 2007

Using Builder to do Driveway?

Using Builder to do Driveway?

bmp, we just got Adenbrook to do the driveway, also paved over concrete. Was about 5k or so. Let me know if you find out a price, to see if it's any cheaper!

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aaurora
Aug 10, 2007 8:02 am
aaurora
Zoidberg
Zoidberg
10 August 2007

Tasmanian project builders ?

Tasmanian project builders ?

Thanks very much for the info, will check them out! :D (and yes there is a local paper/newsletter thing that I've seen around the place)

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Zoidberg
Aug 10, 2007 2:48 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
10 August 2007

Vandalism

Vandalism

It's being discussed here.. http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=2886 Thanks CM.…

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Cookiemonster
Aug 10, 2007 10:59 pm
ricci
ricci
11 August 2007

Finally Starting - 1st Home with Metricon in BrisVegas

Finally Starting - 1st Home with Metricon in BrisVegas
1, 2

Yep...quite a bit of a hill, though we were lucky that our block was pretty much flat only needing 1m cut/fill. The block opposite took a 11m cut/fill...you should see the…

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ricci
Aug 11, 2007 10:51 pm
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
12 August 2007

HELP! Final negotiations with builders on custom home

HELP! Final negotiations with builders on custom home

Thought I would give everyone an update on our progress with negotiations (after all, I'm sure there are others who are or will be going through this shortly!). We had…

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Mr Ed
Aug 12, 2007 12:16 am
Mr Ed
Law18
Law18
12 August 2007

How long does a Slab take to 'settle?'

How long does a Slab take to 'settle?'

from a bit of reading, they are now using a curing compound (spray) instead of having to wrap the slab in plastic or keeping it moist with water (to many water…

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Law18
Aug 12, 2007 4:39 pm
ahuang
ahuang
13 August 2007

Questions in Relation to Building A Home

Questions in Relation to Building A Home

That's interesting.....We were told by PD that they would not be able to obtain a certifcate of occupancy without the wet areas having…

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ahuang
Aug 13, 2007 11:15 am
ahuang
eimaj
eimaj
13 August 2007

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne

Hi Amber, Sorry, haven't built with them, but they used to build lot of homes in the Wantirna area, a nd had a good reputation. They had a display a couple of years ago…

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eimaj
Aug 13, 2007 1:51 pm
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yvette72
Aug 13, 2007 3:58 pm
eimaj
eimaj
13 August 2007

Stacked Stone / Stone Cladding

Stacked Stone / Stone Cladding

We'd like to do a stacked stone veneer feature wall, but in our family room. The room has a high cathedral timber ceiling, and the walls are normal plasterboard. Does…

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eimaj
Aug 13, 2007 4:54 pm
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Azar
Aug 13, 2007 8:04 pm
perryr
perryr
14 August 2007

Price capping costs with PD

Price capping costs with PD

The story we received from PD was as follows: - you pay the $600 deposit for the soil test etc. This locks you in to the next available site start (usually about 6…

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perryr
Aug 14, 2007 1:58 pm
Jazz
Jazz
14 August 2007

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience

sd, The time it took you from signing up to actually signing the contract (2 months!!) is very very impressive indeed!! We're building with M* in Point Cook as…

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Jazz
Aug 14, 2007 6:13 pm
kevin
kevin
14 August 2007

Council Rates

Council Rates

Sorry, I didn't mean ti just disappear; it has been a crazy last few days. Thanks for all the advice guys/gals. It is good to hear that it doesn't affect the valuation…

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kevin
Aug 14, 2007 8:59 pm
sandra_canberra
sandra_canberra
15 August 2007

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

oznow, The lease conditions book that you would have got when you bought your block gives the building restrictions for all blocks in Franklin. If your neighbour is too…

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sandra_canberra
Aug 15, 2007 9:53 am
kevin
kevin
15 August 2007

A sad farewell...

A sad farewell...
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the tips and friendly advice! :-)

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kevin
Aug 15, 2007 8:46 pm
muzzman
muzzman
16 August 2007

Distance-from-Easements question

Distance-from-Easements question

Thanks all :D I'm just looking at different plans and being a bit of a weird shape how it will all fit on the block with the right orientation and all that (even though…

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muzzman
Aug 16, 2007 12:20 pm
muzzman
day_dreamer
day_dreamer
16 August 2007

and then there were more!

and then there were more!

Thanks MaylandsManor, My slab will be P class with 685mm high, so it at least is cheaper than your one.

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day_dreamer
Aug 16, 2007 12:20 pm
Law18
Law18
16 August 2007

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!
VIC

amazing progress Vanderlay. Brickwork looks really good. When is move in date? It must be approaching…

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Law18
Aug 16, 2007 9:02 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
17 August 2007

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement

As we only start paying after settlement, we wont be paying for an empty block for 2-4 months before the house can start to be built. ( I…

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stonecutter1309
Aug 17, 2007 2:11 pm
stonecutter1309
brittany
brittany
17 August 2007

Rendering a New Home?

Rendering a New Home?

We were quoted 8000 to render just the front in Melbourne. My other half still wanted to do it but I prefer bricks and I won :D .

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brittany
Aug 17, 2007 5:35 pm
brittany


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