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double07
double07
14 June 2007

Occupancy / Stormwater

Occupancy / Stormwater

Phew... I managed to get onto one of the city engineers and he said that we can move in before the stormwater, retaining wall and driveway is complete (as long as our…

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double07
Jun 14, 2007 9:02 am
ahuang
ahuang
14 June 2007

Frame, meet Matt. Matt, meet frame!!

Frame, meet Matt. Matt, meet frame!!
VIC

Both houses would be sold 5 or 6 times, and you already…

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ahuang
Jun 14, 2007 12:38 pm
ahuang
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ahuang
Jun 14, 2007 1:02 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
14 June 2007

Here it goes... the start & already qns qns ... help?

Here it goes... the start & already qns qns ... help?

3. After the soil test, the builder is saying that the site costs will be fixed except for rock? Doesn't the site cost cover…

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ahuang
Jun 14, 2007 1:33 pm
ahuang
clath
clath
14 June 2007

Building on Landfill

Building on Landfill

hi les im building in the south east ...lakeside pakenham. porter davis lifestyle house and land package. when u spoke about your landfill prob on here thought it may have…

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clath
Jun 14, 2007 10:04 pm
clath
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 June 2007

Looks like a house!!

Looks like a house!!
VIC

Ok.....so we get $100 to spend at AV dreams if we win?? I'm tipping it won't get you much :wink: :D Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jun 15, 2007 12:21 pm
Yak_Chat
Vlad76
Vlad76
15 June 2007

Building Townhouse & Subdivision

Building Townhouse & Subdivision

A friend of mine is doing the same thing around East Brighton area. The problem is with land prices at the moment, as soon as a nice big block comes onto the market,…

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Vlad76
Jun 15, 2007 1:47 pm
perthgirl
perthgirl
18 June 2007

Ideas for Kids Playground?

Ideas for Kids Playground?

Wow guys thanks for the ideas! You have got me thinking!! Adrian - love that stuff around the council playgrounds as well...but we have been quoted around $150 sqm for…

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perthgirl
Jun 18, 2007 4:05 pm
Sallyho
Sallyho
19 June 2007

is this normal??

is this normal??

No doubt I'll still question my site manager what the cause of the delay is, but by the sounds of things i shouldn't be worrying too much.

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Sallyho
Jun 19, 2007 10:21 am
ahuang
ahuang
19 June 2007

How to choose??

How to choose??

No not as yet, we are choosing the type of house we want so that we know the size of the block we need. We didnt want to get the land then…

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ahuang
Jun 19, 2007 1:34 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
19 June 2007

How Much To Budget To Finish Off House?

How Much To Budget To Finish Off House?
1, 2, 3, 4

Don't know about other states, in Sydney it depends on who certifies your construction work. If it's council, then the council will issue the occupation certificate, if…

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ahuang
Jun 19, 2007 3:41 pm
ahuang
perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

Seacrest WA

Seacrest WA

The variation situation is pretty normal. The experience we had was that once tender was signed, there were no more structural variations. Once contract was signed,…

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 9:11 am
perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

Victorian House & Land Specialists

Victorian House & Land Specialists

Sorry - I've not heard of them. Check this site: http://www.bestbuilder.com.au and see if they are listed. I think if you are buying a…

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 9:17 am
Vlad76
Vlad76
20 June 2007

Scaffolding and Plumbing...still no roof!! :(

Scaffolding and Plumbing...still no roof!! :(
VIC

Interesting. I am also building a double storey, the frame is about to start being erected tomorrow. And I've just spoke to my supervisor who said the bricks will need to…

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Vlad76
Jun 20, 2007 3:01 pm
perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

Building a new house horror stories

Building a new house horror stories

Melt77, There are loads of horror stories - so you need to keep something in mind: 1. There are more negative comments on the web than positive comments, simply…

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 3:26 pm
perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

The "BEFORE" Pic!

The "BEFORE" Pic!
VIC

nice one - make sure you take lot's a pics as the work progresses. I have a feeling the sheep will be at the other end of the paddock pretty soon. Perry

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 3:28 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
20 June 2007

Critique my plan design

Critique my plan design

I know it's hard with the spaces you have in this plan, but a double front door makes a difference look wise and…

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Vlad76
Jun 20, 2007 5:18 pm
perryr
perryr
21 June 2007

Construction proposal...

Construction proposal...

I'd be reluctant to hand over $15,000 without seeing something in writing that say if the whole thing goes pear shaped, I'd be entitled to a big refund. It happens -…

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perryr
Jun 21, 2007 9:13 am
ahuang
ahuang
22 June 2007

Building permits

Building permits
WA

Mine 4 months - Sydney Parramatta Council. But that includes one round of knock back and request for further information about retaining wall engineering details + detail…

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ahuang
Jun 22, 2007 10:32 am
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
22 June 2007

Time required between Slab and Frame stages

Time required between Slab and Frame stages

Never thought this would be something I need to worry. Will keep an eye on this when the construction starts, hopefully sometime before end of July... Cheers Allan

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ahuang
Jun 22, 2007 10:34 am
ahuang
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
22 June 2007

Fascia's complete, Gutters done, roof tiles up!!

Fascia's complete, Gutters done, roof tiles up!!
VIC

Hey... You've got a "lid" for your house. At least your slab might stay a bit drier now!!! Cheers, Mike.

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Firthy_26
Jun 22, 2007 5:01 pm
Firthy_26
bldn
bldn
23 June 2007

Ceilings and ceiling height

Ceilings and ceiling height

We spoke to the builder and they said it was normal to have a space under the slab if the ceiling was going under a mixture of roof timber and concrete. It is only a small…

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bldn
Jun 23, 2007 12:01 am
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Perth_Euro
Jun 23, 2007 1:39 am
miagi
miagi
24 June 2007

External door - step down, possible fall?

External door - step down, possible fall?

Sounds like if there isnt enough site clean up dirt laying about I might just get a load of topsoil delivered b4 final inspection and drop it near the door and spread it…

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miagi
Jun 24, 2007 5:21 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
25 June 2007

We have finally actually started

We have finally actually started

Hey we understand....after all that waiting even…

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vanderlay
Jun 25, 2007 11:59 am
vanderlay
yvette72
yvette72
25 June 2007

Haggling!

Haggling!
1, 2

I am building with perry homes they would not discount anything or throw in anything.My parents also were looking to build with perry asked if they could get any discount…

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yvette72
Jun 25, 2007 4:40 pm
BaysideBuilder
BaysideBuilder
25 June 2007

Anyone built with New Dimension Homes?

Anyone built with New Dimension Homes?

Hi all, Wondering if anyone has had any experience - good or bad - building with New…

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BaysideBuilder
Jun 25, 2007 9:52 pm
BaysideBuilder
libechacos
libechacos
26 June 2007

Prepping for a greywater system

Prepping for a greywater system

How did you end up with your grey water? Lots of plumbers and builders still think its too hard - and it is I guess until you know how it probably is

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libechacos
Jun 26, 2007 2:24 pm
Michelle
Michelle
26 June 2007

Our slab is due to go down in the next few days so......

Our slab is due to go down in the next few days so......

The rain has not stopped where I am on the south coast. It would be interesting to see how many homes are on hold here. I feel sorry for people building at this…

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Michelle
Jun 26, 2007 10:09 pm
Michelle
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ausdesign
Jun 27, 2007 12:14 pm
ausdesign
mattwalker
mattwalker
27 June 2007

Small Lot in Brisbane - looking for builder(s)

Small Lot in Brisbane - looking for builder(s)

try one last time. I just checked and it worked ok for me.... :cry:

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mattwalker
Jun 27, 2007 9:41 pm
mattwalker
Stewie
Stewie
27 June 2007

Building on Boundary Problem

Building on Boundary Problem

Cheers Ausdesign for your professional opinion...it's much appreciated and a relief to hear that the problem will not automatically result in extra cost. I guess I'll…

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Stewie
Jun 27, 2007 9:43 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
28 June 2007

Exterior colouring/materials

Exterior colouring/materials

I think the look in your pic will still look good in a colourbond roof. I've also quite liked some places with a dark roof and windows and…

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vanderlay
Jun 28, 2007 2:18 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
vanderlay
28 June 2007

Underway!

Underway!
VIC

The faster they go with your house, the closer you are to progress payments. I hope you are still enthusiastic when you are making payment on a…

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vanderlay
Jun 28, 2007 2:23 pm
vanderlay
beegeers
beegeers
29 June 2007

Ashford Homes

Ashford Homes

Hi We like the pattern Gateway - We were hoping to scale it down to a smaller size. But we have not heard about them at all - We don't know anyone who has built with…

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beegeers
Jun 29, 2007 11:25 am
adlse
adlse
29 June 2007

Land size

Land size

Hi there Perry, I had a look at the Cremorne from PD, and yes, they do display their homes beautifully. Looks like a great house. Good luck with finding the right…

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adlse
Jun 29, 2007 1:48 pm
pasey25
pasey25
29 June 2007

Flat Block - Laurimar

Flat Block - Laurimar

lol, I have friends building in Vaucluse with M3tricon hope they don't suffer any nasty fate.

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pasey25
Jun 29, 2007 10:30 pm
pasey25
Michelle
Michelle
30 June 2007

Building my Dream Home

Building my Dream Home

I’ve seen similar process’s on Grand Designs on Austar. It’s not what we are used to here in OZ land, but very effective. This is a real "HANDS ON…

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Michelle
Jun 30, 2007 6:17 pm
Michelle
fallenone
fallenone
30 June 2007

Water tanks

Water tanks

What sort of tanks are you guys talking about, because you could get a lot cheaper tanks than that!!! $8000 for a 3000L sounds like $3000 for tank and pump and…

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fallenone
Jun 30, 2007 10:35 pm
ahuang
ahuang
30 June 2007

question

question
WA

I thought you would normally put in those cables before the internal walls be covered? Cheers Allan http://building-our-first-house.blogspot.com/

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ahuang
Jun 30, 2007 10:52 pm
ahuang
clath
clath
1 July 2007

five star rating

five star rating

sorry guys if i gave u the impression my alfresco cost me $684 lol i wish it did. yes it was extra charges to get the 5 star rating thru

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clath
Jul 01, 2007 12:37 am
clath
perryr
perryr
1 July 2007

What are all the steps involved when building a new house?

What are all the steps involved when building a new house?

Jezz, Check this one out - there's some useful information on this site: http://www.ownerbuilding.com.au/index.php In NSW in order…

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perryr
Jul 01, 2007 9:08 am
perryr
perryr
1 July 2007

We're wrapped..

We're wrapped..
VIC

Ha ha ha! :lol: Might make things a bit awkward if I get you involved in our home theatre! Perry

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perryr
Jul 01, 2007 10:41 am
Beetle
Beetle
1 July 2007

Building our new home

Building our new home

I reckon you are right Michelle. At least you can wash the sheers in the machine and hang them on the window to dry (a tip from our last curtain maker). We might also…

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Beetle
Jul 01, 2007 12:04 pm
Beetle
Beetle
1 July 2007

Toy Storage Ideas?

Toy Storage Ideas?

hi perthgirl we have a 4.5 yr old ... I don't think you can ever have too much storage for the toys. we bought 3 of the pine Ikea shelving units (you can use either…

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Beetle
Jul 01, 2007 12:43 pm
ahuang
ahuang
1 July 2007

Triangular block

Triangular block

Heard that the "Fung Shuai" for triangular lands might not be that good??!! For the one next to roundabout, if the road is not wide enough and got busy traffic, it…

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ahuang
Jul 01, 2007 9:24 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
1 July 2007

From Fix Up Stage to completion- What's the time frame

From Fix Up Stage to completion- What's the time frame

We've paid the fix up installment. What is the process/steps to completion. What is expected of us, the builder etc. What do we get apart form…

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ahuang
Jul 01, 2007 9:28 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
1 July 2007

Big beautiful trees

Big beautiful trees

One of our friend's toilet got blocked by tree root, and it was disastrous..... Another client of AllCastle whose house was close to a huge gum tree forgot to ask for…

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ahuang
Jul 01, 2007 9:50 pm
ahuang
Andrej
Andrej
2 July 2007

How old are the people who are building new homes

How old are the people who are building new homes
1, 2, 3

I bought the first house when I was 27 years old. And demolished it 6 months later. :D

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Andrej
Jul 02, 2007 3:08 am


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