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Law18
Law18
22 August 2007

H Class Foundations

H Class Foundations

have been in touch with the builder, and received an amended siting plan showing finished slab level of 57.185m, so a 385mm slab, which seems much…

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Law18
Aug 22, 2007 10:37 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 August 2007

Round or Square Vanity Basins

Round or Square Vanity Basins
1, 2

How about flat? seen a few in more expensive bathroom places that are essentially flat. Not much use for still water but usually we are only using running water.

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3timesbuilda
Aug 23, 2007 8:59 am
3timesbuilda
Vlad76
Vlad76
23 August 2007

Did this happen to you during your construction?

Did this happen to you during your construction?

This doesn't happen all the time but a few deliveries were dumped in similar fashion for us too. Scaffolding comes to mind and a few other things. Our builder does a…

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Vlad76
Aug 23, 2007 9:36 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
23 August 2007

Wish List for New Home

Wish List for New Home

when we started looking we only had 3 essentials... :D 1. Dishwasher. 2. Air Conditioning. 3. Automatic garage door. Then we went through displays and got greedy!!!

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vanderlay
Aug 23, 2007 2:18 pm
vanderlay
eimaj
eimaj
23 August 2007

We got plastered!

We got plastered!
VIC

Looking good Vanderlay

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eimaj
Aug 23, 2007 6:19 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
23 August 2007

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders

Dear Amber27 Although many builders are yet to be reviewed, I thought the current top ranking builders on BB might provide some assistance to you: Current Home…

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BestBuilder
Aug 23, 2007 11:39 pm
BestBuilder
perryr
perryr
24 August 2007

PD Site costs

PD Site costs

Thought I's share some good news for a change, as I've been pretty vocal with the bad stuff in the past. We had our Tender appointment yesterday and our site costs came…

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perryr
Aug 24, 2007 7:55 am
day_dreamer
day_dreamer
24 August 2007

Help! Cost of screw pile and double height (685mm) P slab

Help! Cost of screw pile and double height (685mm) P slab

Hi TraceyE, We are with M* as well. Last week I met with my CSC and asked for a detailed engineering drawing (e.g. how many screw piles, how deep are they and where are…

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day_dreamer
Aug 24, 2007 2:33 pm
yvette72
yvette72
25 August 2007

Just about to start

Just about to start

Please be careful with commonwealth bank with home loans we had a loan with them and we had to paid account fees on the weekly payment of $4.00 per week on top.we had a…

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yvette72
Aug 25, 2007 12:06 pm
yvette72
yvette72
25 August 2007

Building Process

Building Process

good advice stick to a bugdet and thing do you really need the extras do you really do the stack doors etc.My self I donnot get any extras in the home I am building only…

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yvette72
Aug 25, 2007 12:11 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
26 August 2007

Brick Tinting

Brick Tinting

Hi Spot I know you have finished now and probably don't want to hear it but we went through Salisbury Bricks in S.A. and they had a few different cream bricks to choose…

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MaylandsManor
Aug 26, 2007 3:57 pm
MaylandsManor
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 August 2007

Bedroom locations for young children

Bedroom locations for young children
1, 2

Something I see as being missed here is the emotional abandonment a young child (typically up to age 4) feels if it is seperated from it's mother. There is a an…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 26, 2007 6:34 pm
Yak_Chat
perthgirl
perthgirl
26 August 2007

They Have Finally Finished....

They Have Finally Finished....

I'm not sure what happened to my photo's - they were here before! I'll post up some new ones next week when the roof is finished! Tania - the 6 weeks was because the…

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perthgirl
Aug 26, 2007 6:41 pm
clath
clath
26 August 2007

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!

lyn i have gone for wattyl chalk beigh as the main interior color for my house goes nice with greens and reds saw the color in the display house which i have chosen to…

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clath
Aug 26, 2007 11:58 pm
clath
ahuang
ahuang
27 August 2007

Suggestion on inclusion list

Suggestion on inclusion list

Again, you-know-who wants it because it looks great. To me it's just for decoration, no…

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ahuang
Aug 27, 2007 9:24 am
ahuang
Stewie
Stewie
27 August 2007

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection

Thanks Allan. I didn't know that the protection was installed AFTER completion of home. Cheers Stewie

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Stewie
Aug 27, 2007 9:41 am
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Firthy_26
Aug 27, 2007 12:34 pm
Firthy_26
lisalu
lisalu
27 August 2007

Need help with external colour schem

Need help with external colour schem

Hi Brett Our slab went down 06Aug and brickwork commenced last week and seems to be going up pretty quickly - we have 4 brickies doing the job so I dont think it will…

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lisalu
Aug 27, 2007 3:23 pm
oznow
oznow
27 August 2007

Site Cost Quote

Site Cost Quote

Here are some info that i get (Canberra) *For the H class in Canberra you are looking from 4500 to 7500 to have waffle pod slab. One builder give same price for M and H…

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oznow
Aug 27, 2007 4:19 pm
oznow
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 August 2007

Update from last week meeting with prospect builders

Update from last week meeting with prospect builders

This will always be a tough one when talking to a project home builder. I think unless you are building custom build - you are always going to have some restisance to…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 27, 2007 6:49 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
28 August 2007

Building with Henley at The Chase in Berwick

Building with Henley at The Chase in Berwick
1, 2

Hi Mike, no problem with that. You r not the first though, so it's ok. (Long story.....) Will definitely toot & wave if we see you & the family at your block when we…

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PhoenixStar
Aug 28, 2007 2:35 pm
PhoenixStar
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
28 August 2007

Building inspectors

Building inspectors
1, 2

Contact the HIA office in Canberra - they should have a list of recommended people

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mudtrilogy
Aug 28, 2007 3:21 pm
PatP
PatP
28 August 2007

NSD Homes

NSD Homes

ok. We got a "pre-plaster" inspection. We will get at least another on completion. The overall assessment was that the frame was "of good quality". The list below…

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PatP
Aug 28, 2007 11:32 pm
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


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