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clath
clath
29 August 2007

rates on vacant land

rates on vacant land

cardina shire council has just sent me my rates notice on my vacant block of land which will be built on soon. the land has been valued at $100.000 ..not alot for a block…

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clath
Aug 29, 2007 12:12 am
clath
gearel
gearel
29 August 2007

Trident Homes

Trident Homes

Hi there, Cant say I noticed the dishwasher location. I am currently living in an old 50's original which includes original kitchen and oven. I have to say I thought I…

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gearel
Aug 29, 2007 6:34 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
29 August 2007

Cornice issues

Cornice issues

ok sorted We have come to a cash settlement for variation. Not as much as I hoped, but its sorted. I guess at the end of the day we need to get in house more than…

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Perth_Euro
Aug 29, 2007 5:07 pm
ahuang
ahuang
29 August 2007

Building On The Boundary Line

Building On The Boundary Line

In Sydney, council will inform all your neighbours about your application details before approval. If it's the same for your area, I think the neighbour probably forgotten…

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ahuang
Aug 29, 2007 9:29 pm
ahuang
Casa2
Casa2
31 August 2007

Late Start Date Fee Incured - Porter Davis

Late Start Date Fee Incured - Porter Davis

ahaung, $2500 to $3000 every few months translates to about 10% per annum. Building costs are not going up that much. You can get price statistics from the…

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Casa2
Aug 31, 2007 9:37 am
Michelle
Michelle
31 August 2007

Stainless Steel kickplates in PD colour selections

Stainless Steel kickplates in PD colour selections

Go the BRUSHED……anything! It’s a better wearing surface. Hate to tell you though, Formica is now owned by Laminex……I don’t think there will be that much…

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Michelle
Aug 31, 2007 10:06 am
Michelle
ahuang
ahuang
31 August 2007

Doorbell

Doorbell

For mine, the part at the front door where the button is, only run out of battery once in the past 2 years. But the part at the back which creates the sound, uses 3 AA…

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ahuang
Aug 31, 2007 4:07 pm
ahuang
VJ
VJ
31 August 2007

final inspection

final inspection

Hi, We're also going to build with M, after we went to PD and AVJ. Same with Tam, we were impressed with their display homes that we decided to have those timber/glass…

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VJ
Aug 31, 2007 11:15 pm
VJ
Michelle
Michelle
2 September 2007

glass splashback colour

glass splashback colour

And where’s THAT forum????? Don’t tell me there’s more than one forum attached to this one????? :shock:

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Michelle
Sep 02, 2007 8:09 am
Michelle
eimaj
eimaj
3 September 2007

Karndean Vinyl flooring vs Tiles

Karndean Vinyl flooring vs Tiles

Fiona, check Ladyice's thread 'our dream home' - she's using Karndean :) Eimaj

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eimaj
Sep 03, 2007 12:02 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
3 September 2007

Experience with @ll C@$tle

Experience with @ll C@$tle

My land lends itself to a split level house... and…

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Cookiemonster
Sep 03, 2007 5:54 pm
vpande
vpande
4 September 2007

Builders that will design or modify plans heavily

Builders that will design or modify plans heavily

we found the floorplan closest to our requirement on the web (m'kon Nolan 44) and requested minor changes ( 2 way powder room with added shower) they were the only ones…

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vpande
Sep 04, 2007 7:50 am
vpande
vpande
4 September 2007

Demolition question

Demolition question

Thank you for your concerns Steve. In fact we noticed a big dark area last night when we saw the block... appeared like the back fence was bashed!!! Decided not to pay…

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vpande
Sep 04, 2007 9:12 am
rellie
rellie
4 September 2007

building issue..

building issue..
VIC
1, 2

You are such a tease :P :lol: Looking forward to the pics !!! When our…

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rellie
Sep 04, 2007 11:46 am
penjay
penjay
4 September 2007

Floating or real floor boards - cost?

Floating or real floor boards - cost?

We had Trulock in our last house ( I think it was called trugrid then) and it wore really well. Only a few scratches round the table. It was the most expensive but was…

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penjay
Sep 04, 2007 9:53 pm
penjay
ahuang
ahuang
5 September 2007

Cost on top of standard house package

Cost on top of standard house package

wow, i'm starting to get worried. Maybe i won't be able to afford to build if it's 40% on top of standard house. Trying to get a piece of land…

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ahuang
Sep 05, 2007 10:28 am
ahuang
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 September 2007

Frame Dimensions - Should it match the plan??

Frame Dimensions - Should it match the plan??

Casa2 Said ricci, I see you plan to measure twice Cheers, Casa Good rule of building Measure twice - cut once :) Save on…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 05, 2007 7:19 pm
Yak_Chat
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
7 September 2007

Summit Bunbury

Summit Bunbury
1, 2, 3, 4

Just read your thread...... and sent a link to a friend who is building with summit. I know things like this don't happen all the time, but it is better to be safe than…

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monkeyupatree
Sep 07, 2007 3:05 am
monkeyupatree
Casa2
Casa2
7 September 2007

Sustainable House Day - THIS SUNDAY - 9th Sept 2007

Sustainable House Day - THIS SUNDAY - 9th Sept 2007

Yak_Chat, Thanks for the information. I'm visiting two houses on Saturday and four houses on Sunday around Sydney. Should be interesting. Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Sep 07, 2007 10:42 am
oznow
oznow
7 September 2007

Final Inclusion list and a quote

Final Inclusion list and a quote

Thanks for the suggestions from all of you. I am going to talk to the builder this saturday and sunday, and hope to get some explanation. For the tile, the $40 i…

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oznow
Sep 07, 2007 12:20 pm
oznow
oznow
oznow
7 September 2007

VENT... The Fence

VENT... The Fence

Good to hear that all has been fixed. Enjoy your new house! Oznow

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oznow
Sep 07, 2007 12:31 pm
oznow
epiphany
epiphany
8 September 2007

Timber Floors

Timber Floors

We asked PD if they'd tack on the skirting boards for us so they could be removed after handover when our timber floors went in. They said no - that in order to get the…

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epiphany
Sep 08, 2007 12:26 am
epiphany
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 September 2007

Steel Framed Houses Interfering with Electronic Devices?

Steel Framed Houses Interfering with Electronic Devices?

It will only be enhanced Ed. Timber soaks up the wireless signals, where metal reflects them. Just what you need for better coverage :) Steve

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Yak_Chat
Sep 08, 2007 12:59 pm
Yak_Chat
P Abel
P Abel
8 September 2007

Our new pad !!

Our new pad !!

Welcome Phil! Do you have your own block of land, of you buy it from the builder? Are you happy with the builder so far? Have you upgraded your…

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P Abel
Sep 08, 2007 5:15 pm
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
8 September 2007

Clarendon Tender Report

Clarendon Tender Report

Haven't signed yet. Have our re-tender appointment next week. What inclusions does this $2999 promotion have? It includes Caesarstone…

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rldragon2003
Sep 08, 2007 6:27 pm
Arc
Arc
8 September 2007

Rebates on standard inclusions

Rebates on standard inclusions

I've come to the conclusion your going to get screwed no matter what you do or who you build with. It concerned me a lot to begin with but once you accept it things are a…

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Arc
Sep 08, 2007 9:48 pm
memphis
memphis
9 September 2007

Draftsman costs

Draftsman costs

Sounds fair to me, I paid 3% of a approx total build cost, about $4.5k on a renovation Being double storey it might be more expensive?

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memphis
Sep 09, 2007 11:06 am
memphis

Hi Everyone, just thought I wouls share some progress with you all. yesterday we spent 7 hours with the bricklayer marking out all of the walls on the concrete and…

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MaylandsManor
Sep 09, 2007 5:16 pm
MaylandsManor

Mek - we are putting a lowline tv unit along the wall underneath the window with a 3 seater chaise facing it. …

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bda20
Sep 09, 2007 6:36 pm
Hennig
Hennig
9 September 2007

A question for all.

A question for all.

O.K. Now onto the difficult one. How many consultants are actually knowledgeable? I refer to comments noted above regarding siting orientation. From my experience…

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Hennig
Sep 09, 2007 9:48 pm
perryr
perryr
10 September 2007

Custom Design Lowset

Custom Design Lowset

Nice design - and a very good price too. Well done. I've seen prices of up to $20k per square - so this seems like very good value.

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perryr
Sep 10, 2007 8:41 am
ahuang
ahuang
10 September 2007

Site Costs Question

Site Costs Question

Depending on your engineering report, you might not need concrete piers. If you look at Helen's blog (http://tandtheoz.blogspot.com/), you will see that they used a…

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ahuang
Sep 10, 2007 10:31 am
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
10 September 2007

Clarendon

Clarendon

Normally builders will have promotion when business is not going well as expected... Things might have changed, personal experience last year is, when compared with…

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ahuang
Sep 10, 2007 11:04 am
ahuang
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
10 September 2007

when do they do a curb???

when do they do a curb???

The white pipe will most probably be an indicator pipe for the sewer connection. over here in WA most estates i have seen the curbing goes in before the black top…

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Perth_Euro
Sep 10, 2007 6:24 pm
ahuang
ahuang
11 September 2007

Henley in Melbourne

Henley in Melbourne
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I've cut and paste a section I posted on a different thread here on **** and workmanship quality. Insist on the same quality as the display,…

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ahuang
Sep 11, 2007 5:27 pm
ahuang
VJ
VJ
11 September 2007

Floor tiles - by builder or tiler?

Floor tiles - by builder or tiler?

Hi Donna, Thanks for the info. Are the costs that you mentioned for porcelain tiles? When we went to Beaumont, they told us that laying porcelain tiles would cost…

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VJ
Sep 11, 2007 8:46 pm
VJ
matt walker
matt walker
12 September 2007

what is pros and cons of hardiplank on the new double-story

what is pros and cons of hardiplank on the new double-story

You have other options too: Colourbond cladding Rendered Blueboard etc...

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matt walker
Sep 12, 2007 9:56 am
matt walker
matt walker
matt walker
12 September 2007

Friendly advise to H*e*n***ly

Friendly advise to H*e*n***ly

kdee simple question? Why would you come in here jump up and down, make a heap of noise and get people fired up about a cause and then say: "At this…

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matt walker
Sep 12, 2007 3:10 pm
matt walker
Robert
Robert
12 September 2007

What are Colex Homes like?

What are Colex Homes like?

Does anyone know what this company is like? They seem a little dodgy out at Craigieburn, Vic.

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Robert
Sep 12, 2007 7:01 pm
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
12 September 2007

Electric stuff

Electric stuff

In Sydney, it is about $30 -40 per downright to install, but I was quoted by a builder $85 just for the conduit today.

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rldragon2003
Sep 12, 2007 8:04 pm
donuts
donuts
12 September 2007

Builders

Builders

Hopefully we'll be able to vote a resounding yes once it's all over. So far we have been very impressed with our builder although we have not yet paid deposit or signed…

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donuts
Sep 12, 2007 8:47 pm
donuts
Michelle
Michelle
13 September 2007

What is the Lock-Up stage?

What is the Lock-Up stage?

Lock up is when you can finally get to lock up your newly built home…….IF YOU HAVE A FRONT DOOR TO LOCK!!!!! :shock:

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Michelle
Sep 13, 2007 11:03 am
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
13 September 2007

Feature Walls

Feature Walls

NO!!!!! Sounds great!!! :D

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Michelle
Sep 13, 2007 11:58 am
Michelle
milt
milt
13 September 2007

Builders that build to lockup in Melbourne

Builders that build to lockup in Melbourne

Having some major difficulties finding a builder prepared to build to lockup in Point Cook, Melbourne. If anyone knows of any builders please email me:

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milt
Sep 13, 2007 3:42 pm
Buggy
Buggy
13 September 2007

Building cost first up! And what do all these people do?

Building cost first up! And what do all these people do?

Structural engineers - to check and certify buildings for their structural adequacy; to certify designs for submission of plans for Building Licence approval. I was told…

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Buggy
Sep 13, 2007 3:53 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
13 September 2007

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis

I believe "YSSIM" built the hamilton. Perhaps PM her and hopefully she can help you out.…

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vanderlay
Sep 13, 2007 3:58 pm
vanderlay
firstbuild
firstbuild
13 September 2007

Our House Plan - Suggestions & Comments Welcomed

Our House Plan - Suggestions & Comments Welcomed

Hi Milt, Sorry the scanned figures on the plan didn't come out too well. The total house is approx 360sqm (this includes the alfresco 33sqm & Garage 50sqm). And…

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firstbuild
Sep 13, 2007 9:31 pm
matt walker
matt walker
13 September 2007

new blog

new blog

I have added it here: http://www.mattwalker.id.au Click the link at the bottom of the page with the links to all the blogs...

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matt walker
Sep 13, 2007 11:23 pm
matt walker
milt
milt
14 September 2007

Our custom house, your comments please?

Our custom house, your comments please?

Excellent ideas "god I love this site" I think what I'll do is move the ensuite to where the WIR is, move the WIR to that little useless area by the master. The…

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milt
Sep 14, 2007 9:30 am


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