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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
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
19 March 2008

Firthy_26 - Updates please??????

Firthy_26 - Updates please??????

Mike that's fantastic news!!!! I'm so glad it all went…

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PhoenixStar
Mar 19, 2008 5:04 pm
PhoenixStar
epiphany
epiphany
19 March 2008

PD - Changes to plan

PD - Changes to plan
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Some other variations you might like to think about (while you're thinking about them) is additional insulation throughout (we also did sound proofing) - costs relatively…

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epiphany
Mar 19, 2008 6:25 pm
epiphany
clath
clath
20 March 2008

UPDATE OF BLOG

UPDATE OF BLOG

$12,000 Quote for the decking, my god :shock: What was the size of your decking? I have to get my courtyard decked .

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clath
Mar 20, 2008 12:12 am
clath
Michelle
Michelle
20 March 2008

Facade Colors

Facade Colors

That’s even better than the grey, looking real good now! :D

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Michelle
Mar 20, 2008 9:34 am
Michelle
Adrian B
Adrian B
20 March 2008

is building tiring? should we just buy?

is building tiring? should we just buy?

We had a really good build with MEtriic0n. Apart from the contracts part, we had no major issues, Build time was very good and we got exactly what we wanted. Quality has…

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Adrian B
Mar 20, 2008 1:04 pm
Adrian B
Paula
Paula
20 March 2008

HELP!! HELP WITH FLOOR PLAN.. NEED TO ADD A WALK IN ROBE!!

HELP!! HELP WITH FLOOR PLAN.. NEED TO ADD A WALK IN ROBE!!
VIC

Hi Bed 4 is 3840 x 3340. take the tv recess out and put the WIR there but make it bigger into the room as it is longer than the others. Remove the old one on the wall…

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Paula
Mar 20, 2008 1:59 pm
Paula
mel08
mel08
20 March 2008

what is Hygienist clearance certificate after the demolition

what is Hygienist clearance certificate after the demolition

if they arent happy the demolition company should fix site for you with no dramas

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mel08
Mar 20, 2008 6:42 pm
Michelle
Michelle
21 March 2008

Building on acreage Town Planning

Building on acreage Town Planning
VIC

I think you have been VERY accommodating with your council! More than most would. I see here, a bit of bullying going on, on their part. Some of what you say they…

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Michelle
Mar 21, 2008 1:20 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
21 March 2008

Render colour suggestions/

Render colour suggestions/

Just tried to find it for you, no luck sorry! Have fun. :D

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Michelle
Mar 21, 2008 7:59 pm
Michelle
haywgl
haywgl
21 March 2008

Standard inclusion lists

Standard inclusion lists

Paula - Hahah! I have to drag my mum!! DH likes to go through the homes in record time, whereas I like to sit and study every detail and write down colours etc I…

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haywgl
Mar 21, 2008 11:47 pm
haywgl
kevin
kevin
22 March 2008

Disappointments All Round

Disappointments All Round

kdee10, I am building with **** and currently nearly the handover stage as well and I have had my fair share of frustrations (see my earlier posts). I would…

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kevin
Mar 22, 2008 8:40 am
brittany
brittany
22 March 2008

tree removal

tree removal

oops we never did :o however both neighbours on either side and the one behind with the pool were so excited it was going....

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brittany
Mar 22, 2008 9:51 pm
brittany
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 March 2008

anyone built with CLENDON VALE?

anyone built with CLENDON VALE?
VIC

But funnily enough, i walked through the new H3nley display village at Lyndhurst last weekend and some of them also have the Clendonvale logo…

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PhoenixStar
Mar 22, 2008 11:10 pm
PhoenixStar
VJ
VJ
23 March 2008

Att: VJ or anyone else in Point Cook

Att: VJ or anyone else in Point Cook
VIC

thanks vj, you've saved me time and money my pleasure to help... good luck with the progress on your house, ive seen the…

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VJ
Mar 23, 2008 8:47 pm
VJ
madmel
madmel
23 March 2008

Planning permits

Planning permits

Oh Ratter, this is a subject close to my heart! We were up to Building Permit stage three weeks ago, and while applying for that, found out we needed a Planning Permit…

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madmel
Mar 23, 2008 10:08 pm
jerzey21
jerzey21
23 March 2008

Can they do that?

Can they do that?

We had our tap placed nicely in the middle of our driveway wich caused a few headaches along the way. We were never advised where the tap would be situated and it wasnt…

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jerzey21
Mar 23, 2008 10:44 pm
epiphany
epiphany
23 March 2008

It's been a while but I need some urgent advice, please

It's been a while but I need some urgent advice, please
VIC

Thought I'd give an update. PD haven't contacted us directly (I'd still like an apology, to be honest, but I'm not holding my breath). However, two contractors have…

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epiphany
Mar 23, 2008 10:44 pm
epiphany
royalblue
royalblue
24 March 2008

RESILIENT MOUNTS

RESILIENT MOUNTS
NSW

I'd expect a steel framed house to inherantly have that drummy sound, to some extent..

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royalblue
Mar 24, 2008 12:27 pm
Alicante
Alicante
24 March 2008

Building woes

Building woes

I wouldn't waste my time replying to this user, they are some type of spammer ... not sure what for, but a user with the same name asked a similar question yesterday on…

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Alicante
Mar 24, 2008 10:13 pm
Newbies
Newbies
24 March 2008

contract appt?? any hints and suggestions??

contract appt?? any hints and suggestions??
VIC

TOTALLY!!! get EVERYTHING in writing. Go prepared and have a list of any questions/concerns you have. Because if you don't pick it up, they wont. We had a promo pack…

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Newbies
Mar 24, 2008 11:44 pm
Newbies
Jet79
Jet79
25 March 2008

Building with Di#on/Tamw@@d - SE Qld (watch the progress)

Building with Di#on/Tamw@@d - SE Qld (watch the progress)
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey, what's been happening with the build? Have they fixed your roof yet?

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Jet79
Mar 25, 2008 8:06 am
Jet79
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 March 2008

Council amalgamation, Bris - VENT

Council amalgamation, Bris - VENT

Jet - Just have a pee on that fire Hydrant - Go on - it will make you feel lot better :wink: I understand the frustrations, but as homereview says, it's not always that…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 25, 2008 8:56 pm
Yak_Chat
Michelle
Michelle
25 March 2008

Staircase Question ......

Staircase Question ......

Yes…it’s no different to having the MDF anywhere else. It’s a fiddly job though.

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Michelle
Mar 25, 2008 9:57 pm
Michelle
ahuang
ahuang
26 March 2008

What are typical pre handover issues?

What are typical pre handover issues?

Having not yet started building, you all are not painting a very good picture. :shock: Why are there so many things that need…

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ahuang
Mar 26, 2008 5:08 pm
ahuang
Izzys123
Izzys123
26 March 2008

Site costs

Site costs

Our site costs were estimated at $5000 to $8000 then came in at $12000 at tender. 621sm block, M class slab, 0.7m fall. Building with PD.

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Izzys123
Mar 26, 2008 7:33 pm
Benji1107
Benji1107
26 March 2008

Recommended conveyancer in Melbourne?

Recommended conveyancer in Melbourne?
VIC

no worries, thanks guys for your input. Will end up going through a family members recommendation!

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Benji1107
Mar 26, 2008 10:05 pm
damo
damo
26 March 2008

Opinions on brickwork problems

Opinions on brickwork problems

Phoenix, to be fair our s/s has agreed there are some issues and that they will be recitified, I'm sure the delay is just due to rescheduling of the various trades to…

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damo
Mar 26, 2008 10:56 pm
vpande
vpande
27 March 2008

How long from plastering to handover?

How long from plastering to handover?

I think there are the efficient ones and the not so efficient ones.. with us site start was early dec. by xmas we had the slab and timber delivered. Bricking has j u s t…

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vpande
Mar 27, 2008 8:40 am
Pebble
Pebble
27 March 2008

What brick company are you using?

What brick company are you using?
NSW

There is also Midland Brick here in WA. We have a choice of Midland or Austral & we decided on Midland as they had nicer looking 2c…

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Pebble
Mar 27, 2008 10:14 am
Pebble
Casa2
Casa2
27 March 2008

Electrical location: PP (pic)

Electrical location: PP (pic)

Powerpoints are cheap. I would keep all the original locations and add the ones that you've identified. Also, if you are going to put a power point in, make it a double.…

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Casa2
Mar 27, 2008 6:52 pm
Maxie
Maxie
27 March 2008

We're on our way.....

We're on our way.....

Well, we called our site supervisor on Monday, and he said he would get it moved. Tonight, I called into the estate on my way home and the guy was actually there loading…

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Maxie
Mar 27, 2008 9:03 pm
Maxie
sammy
sammy
27 March 2008

temporary fencing

temporary fencing
VIC

our builders charge us $1080 for 40m including shade cloth if required.

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sammy
Mar 27, 2008 9:38 pm
sammy
teml
teml
28 March 2008

It Has Begun!

It Has Begun!
VIC

Thanks guys :D we think its pretty nice out here. I work in Melb so the trip in each day will be fun, but at night I can chill on the balcony with DW and the cherubs and…

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teml
Mar 28, 2008 7:12 am
teml
Casa2
Casa2
28 March 2008

Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)

Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)
1, 2

haywgl there is not alot of difference between Linea and Straita and when we were chosing between the two we went back and forth many times before…

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Casa2
Mar 28, 2008 8:41 am
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Rachelle
Mar 28, 2008 10:40 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 March 2008

Position on block?

Position on block?

Do people go for security fly screens for sliding doors? Or am I just holding on to my paranoia? Part paranoia - but a good idea as it…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 28, 2008 8:28 pm
Yak_Chat
dancelisah
dancelisah
29 March 2008

Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis

Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis
VIC

Mikita: I am glad there is someone. Do you have a blog or photos posted somewhere? VJ: I understand why you changed your mind we are stressing a bit now about lack of backyard!

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dancelisah
Mar 29, 2008 1:35 am
Mikita
Mikita
29 March 2008

PD Delaying construction start - any advice?

PD Delaying construction start - any advice?
VIC

Thanks for the replies, My contract shows 185 days including 10 days of inclement wheather and 56 holidays. You are…

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Mikita
Mar 29, 2008 2:09 pm
Mikita


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