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penjay
penjay
18 September 2007

Grout Question

Grout Question

Just checked - ours is painted too. It looks better becuse it ties the tiles in with the wall.

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penjay
Sep 18, 2007 11:53 pm
penjay
Sallyho
Sallyho
19 September 2007

Site Supervisor

Site Supervisor

Jac02 - any updates over night???

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Sallyho
Sep 19, 2007 10:14 am
arkraider
arkraider
19 September 2007

Consturction Drawings and contracts

Consturction Drawings and contracts
VIC

I know we aren't supposed to name names here but our RH canterbury has been back to the drawing board 5 times since we started talking to them and we haven't signed a…

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arkraider
Sep 19, 2007 3:15 pm
arkraider
memphis
memphis
19 September 2007

Definition of 'new' product in building contract - Urugghhhh

Definition of 'new' product in building contract - Urugghhhh

Ok, so from the pic we can see they are wet, but im going to have to say I dont think they are ruined, I really think they will dry out no worries. I mean, its not like…

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memphis
Sep 19, 2007 3:23 pm
memphis
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 September 2007

Changing Plans

Changing Plans

It might cost you $7 - but I'd be buying this before I go any further with speculation or dodging a builder. But at least you will get it straight from the horses…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 19, 2007 7:42 pm
Yak_Chat
ahuang
ahuang
20 September 2007

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

It seems quite common in Sydney. if you don't get their air con, you can't install it during the construction. One other option is to get your builder to do the ducting…

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ahuang
Sep 20, 2007 11:03 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
20 September 2007

Contract - Tips

Contract - Tips

You might want to have a look at the payment terms. Lots of builder only leave very low % (of the total amount) for the last one (hand over), which is a bit unfair. If you…

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ahuang
Sep 20, 2007 11:23 pm
ahuang
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
21 September 2007

Install the ducted air-conditioning on double story home aft

Install the ducted air-conditioning on double story home aft

Got 2 questions, if you are getting your builder to do the ducting pipes, and then you get someone else to do the machine later, just…

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Cookiemonster
Sep 21, 2007 8:40 am
commodorenut
commodorenut
22 September 2007

Site Access

Site Access
1, 2

That's cool!…

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commodorenut
Sep 22, 2007 10:59 pm
commodorenut
Michelle
Michelle
23 September 2007

Not sure if this is right.

Not sure if this is right.
WA

Structurally….this will be ok. :D BUT…..I am not GAME to say what’s on my mind about what has happened here! I…

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Michelle
Sep 23, 2007 5:11 pm
Michelle
rellie
rellie
24 September 2007

Red sand for mortar? Help!

Red sand for mortar? Help!
VIC

Keep in mind mortar can take around two weeks to dry properly. I was unhappy with ours but it has dried significantly lighter. It was blending in with our tan bricks when…

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rellie
Sep 24, 2007 10:59 am
ricci
ricci
24 September 2007

Advice Needed - What would you do?

Advice Needed - What would you do?
1, 2

Thankfully carpenters are back onsite as of this morning. What a relief after 4 weeks of nothing. :)

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ricci
Sep 24, 2007 11:57 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
24 September 2007

Is This Normal?????

Is This Normal?????

The shower screen would be measured onsite after the base & wall tiling is completed.

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ausdesign
Sep 24, 2007 7:54 pm
ausdesign
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
25 September 2007

HIA or MBAV

HIA or MBAV

Post ammended. (TIA) Still learning the lingo.... Thanks Ray :D

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PhoenixStar
Sep 25, 2007 9:53 pm
PhoenixStar
matt walker
matt walker
25 September 2007

/my rant Carlisle Homes

/my rant Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2

Guys, Thanks for all your kind words and support. I need to point out that we were advised that end of September to mid October was the "expected in date" and…

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matt walker
Sep 25, 2007 11:25 pm
matt walker
brittany
brittany
27 September 2007

Delaying Construction

Delaying Construction
VIC

Anything could happen between now and August 2009 - builders may not have any work and could be dropping their prices further. Our contract stipulates that if building…

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brittany
Sep 27, 2007 4:31 pm
brittany
arkraider
arkraider
27 September 2007

has anyone built with Urban3dge?

has anyone built with Urban3dge?
VIC

He is from Melb Michelle.... :P

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arkraider
Sep 27, 2007 4:35 pm
arkraider
Robert
Robert
27 September 2007

Foundation & Footings (Site) Costs - need help???

Foundation & Footings (Site) Costs - need help???
VIC

We had a fall of about 1m over 35m long block. We had our site scrape it was surprised by how much they dig out. We have H class slab as well. We are building in…

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Robert
Sep 27, 2007 8:05 pm
rerob1
rerob1
27 September 2007

Floor plan - What do you think?

Floor plan - What do you think?
VIC

thanks everyone, yes the default on the link is the 3 bedroom, but we are looking at the Waterford 275 4 bed + study.... :idea: Lyn, I like the 'mud room' ! I may have to…

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rerob1
Sep 27, 2007 9:19 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
27 September 2007

anyone built with these guys

anyone built with these guys
VIC

Hi Robert, sorry can't help you with that one, we looked at Colex at the Craigieburn display village but didn't take any brochures and I too can't find anything on the web…

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rerob1
Sep 27, 2007 10:09 pm
rerob1
epiphany
epiphany
27 September 2007

Community Infrastructure (Upkeep of Estate) Costs??

Community Infrastructure (Upkeep of Estate) Costs??
VIC
1, 2

We're in Berwick Springs & got charged a fee as well...can't remember exactly how much now but it was in the 400-ballpark. But it was a once-off &, to be honest, I look…

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epiphany
Sep 27, 2007 11:54 pm
epiphany
rerob1
rerob1
29 September 2007

Is it wrong.....

Is it wrong.....
WA

We drive around looking at houses ALL the time...(great for when bubs is sleeping!) we have taken a couple of pictures of particular bricks we like but only with the…

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rerob1
Sep 29, 2007 10:47 pm
rerob1
rellie
rellie
30 September 2007

House and Land Packages

House and Land Packages

We are currently building a with PD and chose one of their house and land packages. They had around 15 blocks of land in the estate we had chosen of varying sizes…

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rellie
Sep 30, 2007 9:26 am
Michelle
Michelle
30 September 2007

Project vs contract builder?

Project vs contract builder?

We are building in Brisbane and went with a private builder over a project builder, and it was the best decision we made. It really wasn't that…

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Michelle
Sep 30, 2007 9:56 am
Michelle
matt walker
matt walker
1 October 2007

Final Working Drawings and air transfer systems

Final Working Drawings and air transfer systems

LOL!! One of my favourite sayings... Money cant buy you happiness but it can buy you a helicopter to take you to where happiness is!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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matt walker
Oct 01, 2007 1:01 pm
matt walker
Cooper
Cooper
1 October 2007

A couple of questions

A couple of questions
1, 2

We have decided to leave this bit of land as we don't want to alter the house...so will wait for more land to be released in the area...then build our house WITH EAVES!!!!!

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Cooper
Oct 01, 2007 4:47 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
2 October 2007

Porch decking

Porch decking

I would not do that, due to the need for airflow to ensure you do not get moisture damage. You can do away with the bearers, but not the joists.

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Adrian B
Oct 02, 2007 9:00 am
Adrian B
commodorenut
commodorenut
2 October 2007

Water Meter

Water Meter

I'll say! Never seem to hear about this problem in Sydney.....

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commodorenut
Oct 02, 2007 9:08 am
commodorenut

My double sliders do close pretty well, although I need to give them some minor adjusting after nearly 3 years of my kids bouncing off them every now and…

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Rodda
Oct 02, 2007 10:23 am
Rodda
ahuang
ahuang
2 October 2007

How to get payment of 'Late Completion Damages'

How to get payment of 'Late Completion Damages'
QLD

Have you calculated how many raining days in that past X months during your constructions? Also, depending on the contracts, like in ours the builder added a clause saying…

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ahuang
Oct 02, 2007 11:43 am
ahuang
epiphany
epiphany
3 October 2007

Cupboard under the stairs

Cupboard under the stairs

My chickens sleep in the cupboard under the stairs. Yes, really. They're too little (& it's too cold) for them to sleep outside yet, so they sleep in a cage under…

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epiphany
Oct 03, 2007 12:34 am
epiphany
vpande
vpande
3 October 2007

advice on skirting boards / architraves

advice on skirting boards / architraves

try requesting them to 'lightly tack' the skirtings. M has agreed on that but they were not happy to raise the skirtings. My old house has quad everywhere and i hate it..…

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vpande
Oct 03, 2007 3:24 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
3 October 2007

A new record for Carlisle Homes...

A new record for Carlisle Homes...
1, 2

Hell hath no fury, like a woman (oops i meant a Matt) scorned.... :lol: Go for it, whatever gets you the result you desire. As long as you get the house soon though!!!!

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PhoenixStar
Oct 03, 2007 3:45 pm
PhoenixStar
Rodda
Rodda
3 October 2007

Paraline clotheslines: wall mounted or ground mounted?

Paraline clotheslines: wall mounted or ground mounted?

We've got a wall mounted one - missus really likes it. I mounted it for her height (she's 5' 3") which means I either have to hunch a little when I'm doing the washing…

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Rodda
Oct 03, 2007 8:28 pm
Rodda
Hennig
Hennig
3 October 2007

Noggins falling down, falling down.....

Noggins falling down, falling down.....

Beckaz is on the money. If the noggings that are missing/loose are located at the ends of the walls, or at the wall junctions, there is no need to worry. It is a…

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Hennig
Oct 03, 2007 8:51 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
4 October 2007

henley home builders

henley home builders
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi kdee, any updates on how the house is going? Haven't heard from you in a while, hope your situation has improved????? Let us know... :D

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PhoenixStar
Oct 04, 2007 12:02 pm
PhoenixStar
Casa2
Casa2
5 October 2007

Beetle’s environmentally friendly house

Beetle’s environmentally friendly house
1, 2

DeeElle, You may want to look at this topic as it looks like yoou and Beetle are using the same system. Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Oct 05, 2007 8:35 am
Vlad76
Vlad76
5 October 2007

What will happen to the Cl*rendon?

What will happen to the Cl*rendon?
1, 2

Moral to the story: Don't pay a cent until you know all details regarding the contract. To inform you of effectively no penalty for being late…

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Vlad76
Oct 05, 2007 2:06 pm
epiphany
epiphany
6 October 2007

Porter Davis' WENTWORTH

Porter Davis' WENTWORTH
VIC

Aaaah...it's not…

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epiphany
Oct 06, 2007 11:06 am
epiphany
matt walker
matt walker
8 October 2007

Carlisle Homes - more issues...

Carlisle Homes - more issues...
VIC
1, 2

Allan, Its not the builder fault as the electrical work was authorised afterwards (seperately) by me. They are under no obligation to fix it at all. My point was…

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matt walker
Oct 08, 2007 11:01 am
matt walker
arkraider
arkraider
8 October 2007

Subject to land settlement

Subject to land settlement

Hey there sunchaser.... Lyndurst, wouldn't be the same place as ours by chance would it??? Check the blog..... looks like at the least we will be neighbors of the same…

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arkraider
Oct 08, 2007 1:18 pm
arkraider
milt
milt
8 October 2007

Architect/Draftperson for plans

Architect/Draftperson for plans

MJ, We are having a friend do our plans and i also had the plans qouted elsewhere, these are the commercial figures we ended with for a 34sqr double story…

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milt
Oct 08, 2007 9:22 pm
Catty
Catty
9 October 2007

3D Homes in Melbourne

3D Homes in Melbourne
VIC

If someone doesn't have a website i am always sceptical, but that could just be me having too much of a reliance on the internet!! Find out how many years they have…

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Catty
Oct 09, 2007 1:27 pm
brittany
brittany
9 October 2007

The finished product - Adenbrook home 'Lakewood'

The finished product - Adenbrook home 'Lakewood'
QLD

Wow another awesome house - all you girls are nearly finished - and wow at the end results!

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brittany
Oct 09, 2007 5:08 pm
brittany
Vlad76
Vlad76
10 October 2007

Carlisle Homes - even more issues...Updated Tuesday 9th Oct

Carlisle Homes - even more issues...Updated Tuesday 9th Oct
VIC
1, 2

Builders that look after their customers will still be in business in 10 years time. Those that don't will die a slow business…

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Vlad76
Oct 10, 2007 12:30 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
11 October 2007

Not so smart

Not so smart
WA

our part of the estate is wired up for fibre optic already its just a matter of whether or not you want to use it. It would have just been cheaper if it could have been…

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off2theburbs
Oct 11, 2007 3:55 pm
ahuang
ahuang
12 October 2007

NICE DESIGN….?

NICE DESIGN….?
NSW

Michelle, We planned to have something similar... but instead of the houe, we are thinking of using it for the retaining walls at the back and the fence at the…

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ahuang
Oct 12, 2007 11:00 pm
ahuang
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
12 October 2007

Pipes that don't line up

Pipes that don't line up
WA

AH excellent so they arn't as silly as i thought they were :D

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off2theburbs
Oct 12, 2007 11:46 pm


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