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James
James
15 November 2007

Blue Rain House

Blue Rain House

Thanks Shane. much appreciated. :D

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James
Nov 15, 2007 6:08 am
The Dynamic Duo
The Dynamic Duo
15 November 2007

Custom design/Architect build

Custom design/Architect build

Hi mate I have sent you a private…

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The Dynamic Duo
Nov 15, 2007 8:35 am
The Dynamic Duo
brittany
brittany
15 November 2007

48 Hours to Handover!

48 Hours to Handover!
VIC

Congratulations - that seems so quick!

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brittany
Nov 15, 2007 12:18 pm
brittany
Michelle
Michelle
15 November 2007

Interior Paint Trims

Interior Paint Trims
QLD

My pleasure! :D

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Michelle
Nov 15, 2007 7:34 pm
Michelle
soup
soup
16 November 2007

Is this acceptable? (paint colour)

Is this acceptable? (paint colour)
1, 2, 3

Ok, now that the *heat* has dissipated from aaurora's icon (lol), I can mention that I *may* have had a win with the builder (yay for me!). I sent the builder customer…

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soup
Nov 16, 2007 8:26 pm
hobbiest
hobbiest
17 November 2007

What's the reasonable price per cubic meter to remove soil?

What's the reasonable price per cubic meter to remove soil?

An online service for hiring is Rentaskip Australia. You can search for the skip bin online and book and…

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hobbiest
Nov 17, 2007 5:32 pm
perryr
perryr
18 November 2007

Bloggers

Bloggers

Let's see... is it addictive? Umm.... I also now have one for the old Holden - does that mean I need to seek professional advice? :roll: It's just a bit too easy to…

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perryr
Nov 18, 2007 8:18 pm
parker
parker
18 November 2007

No to private inspection and no references

No to private inspection and no references
ACT
1, 2, 3

Yeah the margin is if you decide you want him to buy a light fitting on your behalf for eg. He'll add %20. The fact there is no consequence to him taking 2 years to…

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parker
Nov 18, 2007 9:11 pm
parker
ahuang
ahuang
18 November 2007

Rising Interest Rates

Rising Interest Rates

Make sure you always leave some buffer for the unexpected expenses...

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ahuang
Nov 18, 2007 11:49 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
18 November 2007

Retaining Walls advice

Retaining Walls advice

Make sure you got all details all written down... Have a look at this tips of mine (thanks to stonercutter1309 for providing the information) "How to record issues…

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ahuang
Nov 18, 2007 11:53 pm
ahuang
perryr
perryr
19 November 2007

Contract / Tender

Contract / Tender

I'll check our contract when I get home tonight, but I'm pretty sure that the final payment is due "on completion". That is, when the keys are handed over. Perry

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perryr
Nov 19, 2007 9:19 am
beegeers
beegeers
19 November 2007

Recommened builders in Melbourne that can custom build

Recommened builders in Melbourne that can custom build
VIC

Hi We have a corner block which has a very wide frontage but not much of depth - We are at the drawing stage with Ashford Homes - They do cutom homes and they are…

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beegeers
Nov 19, 2007 9:28 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
19 November 2007

Tiles or wood?

Tiles or wood?
1, 2, 3

[ I'm not sure yet and maybe the experts can confirm, or otherwise, my thoughts: 1) Brings the 12 mm floor up to 24 mm so it (almost) matches…

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DeeElle
Nov 19, 2007 12:18 pm
DeeElle
Stormy
Stormy
19 November 2007

Carlisle Homes - Some good news, some bad news...

Carlisle Homes - Some good news, some bad news...
VIC

Good luck with it all, Matt, and I hope it all works out for you and your family, and sooner than later you are all happily in your home, enjoying your beautiful new surroundings!

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Stormy
Nov 19, 2007 2:09 pm
Stormy
coljacqld
coljacqld
19 November 2007

BUILD TIME CALCULATED WRONG - WHOOPS

BUILD TIME CALCULATED WRONG - WHOOPS

how good is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is Ricci any further advanced? Xmas at you place?

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coljacqld
Nov 19, 2007 6:00 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
19 November 2007

Will I regret ....

Will I regret ....
QLD

Thanks for your replies! Kate - thanks for posting those pics, it definately helps seeing it on a house. When I went to boral, he also showed…

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kasiakm
Nov 19, 2007 6:46 pm
oznow
oznow
20 November 2007

shook hand = deal ?

shook hand = deal ?

Hi Steve Thanks for you reply, but I dont think that is the case. I and friend prepared our lists and give to the builders for quote almost at the same time. It is just…

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oznow
Nov 20, 2007 9:03 am
oznow
bobbuilder
bobbuilder
20 November 2007

Cl@r$ndon Cr$stm$@d

Cl@r$ndon Cr$stm$@d

Hi everyone, thanks for your replies. Bobbuilder - How did you find out there was a house in the bricks you like, do Cl@r$ndon tell you? We loved…

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bobbuilder
Nov 20, 2007 10:28 am
bobbuilder
Michelle
Michelle
20 November 2007

External paint

External paint

NO…the render work is already painted, so you are now painting OVER paint. Any GOOD quality external paint will be fine. 1) You will need a good roller brush &…

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Michelle
Nov 20, 2007 1:49 pm
Michelle
Jimbo
Jimbo
21 November 2007

PD - Telstra Connection.

PD - Telstra Connection.
VIC

Hi Vanderlay, Thats pretty poor they gave you that incorrect information. The "switching on at the exchange" is actually what costs the $299 unfortunantly .. its a rip…

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Jimbo
Nov 21, 2007 10:23 am
Michelle
Michelle
21 November 2007

WE HAVE A HOUSE!

WE HAVE A HOUSE!
VIC
1, 2

:lol: :lol: Rider looks pretty good also!! Could say more but I won't! :shock:

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Michelle
Nov 21, 2007 12:30 pm
Michelle
FionaL
FionaL
21 November 2007

Restrictive covenant

Restrictive covenant

The other houses have had their plans passed because the covenant is not issued with the council it's only stated on the land contract which is drawn up by the real…

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FionaL
Nov 21, 2007 5:03 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 November 2007

Drains above ground??

Drains above ground??

bmp wrote Course I'm busy with the whole naked dancing thing i have to do every morning. Only another 4 mornings to…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 22, 2007 8:31 am
Yak_Chat
kristofw
kristofw
22 November 2007

Site costs, quote accuracy?

Site costs, quote accuracy?

There some LARGE trees and bushes on my site, plus an unknown number of deep soak wells and septic tanks from before the deep sewage, plus the headworks and underground…

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kristofw
Nov 22, 2007 11:13 am
kristofw
davinci
davinci
22 November 2007

Should we worry RE structural concerns **UPDATED**

Should we worry RE structural concerns **UPDATED**
1, 2

most structural construction requires an engineering drawing/draftsmen drawing and a permit for a permit to be issued a db-l or db-u licenced contractor has to be…

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davinci
Nov 22, 2007 3:49 pm
davinci
oznow
oznow
23 November 2007

Contract signed.

Contract signed.

My builder got it approved on the same day, but the block of land is in a new suburb, single level dwelling, and everything in the plan is following the council rule. ozn

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oznow
Nov 23, 2007 8:48 am
oznow
ahuang
ahuang
23 November 2007

All bricked up

All bricked up

Love the high ceiling!

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ahuang
Nov 23, 2007 8:55 am
ahuang
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
23 November 2007

Finally its ours

Finally its ours

more pics added to blog

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Perth_Euro
Nov 23, 2007 9:56 am
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
23 November 2007

garage on boundary

garage on boundary

Yep... thats him. Neighbour from hell.

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Cookiemonster
Nov 23, 2007 10:40 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
23 November 2007

Soil Test Result - What shall we do

Soil Test Result - What shall we do
VIC

A couple of points to look at - The fall on the site should not have a bearing on the footing depth If you are going to cut into…

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ausdesign
Nov 23, 2007 11:26 am
ausdesign
kasiakm
kasiakm
23 November 2007

The role of Supervisor should be renamed to Co-ordinator

The role of Supervisor should be renamed to Co-ordinator

I have totally different impression. My supervisor was always when needed. He sorted out builders next door literring our land, organised different things and kept…

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kasiakm
Nov 23, 2007 7:19 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
24 November 2007

Timing for a new driveway?

Timing for a new driveway?

Thanks everyone for the feedback.. Just have to make sure all ends are tied up as we also have to arrange carpet and timber flooring. I thought that we could move in the…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 24, 2007 12:51 pm
PhoenixStar
abroun
abroun
24 November 2007

Building on a difficult terrain

Building on a difficult terrain

Building on a difficult terrain Adjusting the house to the landscape is the first task to be solved when building on a difficult terrain. If your block of land has…

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abroun
Nov 24, 2007 3:10 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 November 2007

stumps or slab?

stumps or slab?

I would never build on a slab. I love being able to get under my house to 'see' everything. Its so easy to run cabling or move/fix things. Floorboards in a slab house can…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 24, 2007 7:25 pm
Dukekamaya
clath
clath
25 November 2007

Anyone for a beer?????

Anyone for a beer?????
VIC

cool Adam soon you will have a frame. :wink:

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clath
Nov 25, 2007 12:41 am
clath
DeeElle
DeeElle
25 November 2007

HELP... Price per m2

HELP... Price per m2

Hi Everyone, After we shaved 10m2 off the size of the house, we've made it to the 222m2 that we need. Now here is the question. How much should…

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DeeElle
Nov 25, 2007 2:27 pm
DeeElle
cutajarp
cutajarp
25 November 2007

Recommended meduim/small builders in Melbourne

Recommended meduim/small builders in Melbourne
VIC

Howdy, I'm planning to build in Melbourne's north west. There are so many builders around.

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cutajarp
Nov 25, 2007 7:05 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
26 November 2007

Handover, Homepresentation, Final Inspection,Settlement etc

Handover, Homepresentation, Final Inspection,Settlement etc

Touchingcloth, if you are building with H3nley, look up your complete home manual that you would have been given. Chapter 12 covers Settlement. Hope that helps.

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PhoenixStar
Nov 26, 2007 6:53 pm
PhoenixStar
Emi
Emi
26 November 2007

lock up/enclosed

lock up/enclosed

I believe it depends on your builder and the method they choose under the HIA contract. It may be a % of the total progress of your home. This can mean it is classified as…

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Emi
Nov 26, 2007 9:34 pm
Casa2
Casa2
27 November 2007

Why choose a builder you know is bad?

Why choose a builder you know is bad?

You'd think the builder would quickly fix it up and remove the fence as quickly as humanly possible.

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Casa2
Nov 27, 2007 8:28 am
muzzman
muzzman
27 November 2007

Comments on our plan

Comments on our plan
VIC

Hi beegeers Welcome to the forum :) I love your design - and I agree with almost everyone - you should join the alfresco and put a bath in the main bathroom. I'd…

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muzzman
Nov 27, 2007 3:14 pm
muzzman
arkraider
arkraider
27 November 2007

Electrical Plans

Electrical Plans

I think your are dreaming for this to be done exactly to plan, any questions re that point speak to Matt about. :) But yes, they should fix this and do it the right way.…

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arkraider
Nov 27, 2007 4:25 pm
arkraider
Maxie
Maxie
27 November 2007

Building with Clarendon

Building with Clarendon
NSW

We missed out on that promotion as our tender was done in June - it does sound like a good deal to me though. We have upgraded to a caesarstone splashback and that is…

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Maxie
Nov 27, 2007 9:59 pm
Maxie
brittany
brittany
27 November 2007

Brick Photos

Brick Photos
NSW

bring on the bricks !!!!

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brittany
Nov 27, 2007 10:25 pm
brittany
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
28 November 2007

Is this acceptable ?

Is this acceptable ?

The problem would be that the meter box is there long before anything else (before frame, bricks etc) and the person (plumber?) installing the guttering probably just put…

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 28, 2007 8:59 am
First_Timer_Ray
VJ
VJ
28 November 2007

PD have finally started

PD have finally started
VIC

VJ i heard form someone if you ring the local council and if you can prove who is dumping the rubbish, the council will fine them, wonder if its possible…

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VJ
Nov 28, 2007 1:49 pm
VJ
grime
grime
29 November 2007

PD Builders - Termite protection

PD Builders - Termite protection
VIC

Im appearing dumb here :oops: but grime why would concreting your paths up against the house void PDS warranty?in regards to the termite barrier? Im…

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grime
Nov 29, 2007 7:06 am
grime
dna
dna
29 November 2007

New Home Inspection - Sydney

New Home Inspection - Sydney
NSW

It seems a few of us Sydney-ites are trying to find an inspector for our new homes. I find this…

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dna
Nov 29, 2007 11:14 am

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