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fix my home
fix my home
3 April 2007

Prentice/Glenvill Homes

Prentice/Glenvill Homes

They are at it again!!! See VCAT Daliy Law list for Wed 4 April 2007. Another victim. When are they going to be stopped?

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fix my home
Apr 03, 2007 5:26 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
3 April 2007

My floor plan

My floor plan

Is that picture of the plan to scale, cos everything looks squashed. Where possible it's better to have 2 bedrooms next to each other, then the robes can be recessed in…

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 03, 2007 6:03 pm
First_Timer_Ray
leajoh
leajoh
4 April 2007

site costs with Premier builders

site costs with Premier builders

Hi everyone, we are new to the list. We have found our dream house with Premier and are now planning to build on our block after demolition/relocation of the existing…

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leajoh
Apr 04, 2007 8:30 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
4 April 2007

FRAMING OVER HANGING SLAB ?

FRAMING OVER HANGING SLAB ?

The 'Guide to Standards & Tolerances' allows for a max. of 10 mm overhang.

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ausdesign
Apr 04, 2007 10:58 am
ausdesign
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
4 April 2007

Driveway cross-over change, any advice

Driveway cross-over change, any advice

G'Day Huey Yes, I am at Claremont Park. Thanks for the advice, it is appreciated. I will get in touch with Villawood after Easter, I have found them good to deal with…

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uncle_ant
Apr 04, 2007 8:16 pm
uncle_ant
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
5 April 2007

Heywood 25 Porter Davis

Heywood 25 Porter Davis

I haven't seen the kitchen in question, but in the Met...cons they seem to have the canopy range in the middle with 2 overhead cabinets either side... to me it looked like…

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 05, 2007 10:21 am
First_Timer_Ray
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Stewie
Apr 06, 2007 10:58 am
kezzi7
kezzi7
7 April 2007

Second opinion on soil test/site analysis

Second opinion on soil test/site analysis

Has anyone sought a second opinion on their soil test and site analysis from one of the large building groups? How would you go about this, how much is it likely to…

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kezzi7
Apr 07, 2007 5:22 pm
devank
devank
10 April 2007

Setting up your own blog

Setting up your own blog

Let me know if you want your own domain name and your own web space... I do this as a hobby and I can get you a good price (no profit) for this forum users. - devank

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devank
Apr 10, 2007 1:37 pm
devank
parker
parker
10 April 2007

Cinder/concrete blocks versus bricks

Cinder/concrete blocks versus bricks

I wanted to build with either zego or insulbrick or or Insulated Concrete Forms, but I cant find a builder that will do it. :(

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parker
Apr 10, 2007 5:38 pm
parker
mattwalker
mattwalker
12 April 2007

Gateman III Electronic Door Lock

Gateman III Electronic Door Lock

I also saw these... just read the site, and it comes to mind; what if i brought a butane torch and heated it to over 60°C? hell, in direct aussie…

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mattwalker
Apr 12, 2007 1:49 pm
mattwalker
double07
double07
13 April 2007

Late penalties

Late penalties

Hi Matt, it's our builder is a small project builder and we're in SA. They mainly do development i.e. buy large tracts of land develop and build then sell them off. We…

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double07
Apr 13, 2007 3:57 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
14 April 2007

Soil Test Report

Soil Test Report

Go to the post "site cost with Henley" where is a lot about classification of the soil. The choice is simple. You will save money and your slab with be normal - your…

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kasiakm
Apr 14, 2007 3:14 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 April 2007

Premier Builders

Premier Builders

Hi Kezzi Sorry but unfortunately that's an area in which I do not have any expertise. One thing though would be to get a second opinion. Earthworks companies or…

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BestBuilder
Apr 15, 2007 7:36 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 April 2007

Builders in Canberra?

Builders in Canberra?

Hi Sandra We have a couple of builders listed for homes in the ACT with reviews and a few others yet to be reviewed. Let us know how you get on! Regards

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BestBuilder
Apr 15, 2007 7:38 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 April 2007

Building Company experience

Building Company experience

Thank you all for the support of the site. We seem to have a fair share of good and bad reviews coming in which is great to see, especially for WA builders. As more…

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BestBuilder
Apr 15, 2007 7:53 pm
BestBuilder
shooey
shooey
18 April 2007

Minimum setbacks

Minimum setbacks
1, 2

I'll have my fingers crossed for you Let us know what they say

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shooey
Apr 18, 2007 7:27 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
19 April 2007

American Style Homes

American Style Homes

Very nice but what price? For the right money I can get any number of nice houses. They don't look cheap so if the price was right,I would be a lot more intrested. 3xb

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3timesbuilda
Apr 19, 2007 11:53 am
3timesbuilda
wrzos
wrzos
23 April 2007

Marshall Baker Homes ?

Marshall Baker Homes ?

I am thinking of building a home with Marshall Baker and wanted to know what is the experience you have had or have with them. Just interested if they deliver what they…

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wrzos
Apr 23, 2007 9:42 pm
kevin
kevin
25 April 2007

Solid Timber Flooring / Floating Timber Floor Recommendation

Solid Timber Flooring / Floating Timber Floor Recommendation

Sorry about this very late reply. I just returned form an overseas trip. I am actually still in the quotation phase of things, and still waiting for the title release…

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kevin
Apr 25, 2007 7:44 pm
Rose72
Rose72
26 April 2007

Internal paintwork standards

Internal paintwork standards

thanks for the feedback. i'll give our service rep a call - tho i'm sure it will take a week to actually speak to her... :? perryr - we're building with M3tr1c0n

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Rose72
Apr 26, 2007 12:04 pm
Beetle
Beetle
28 April 2007

Merits of Hebel

Merits of Hebel

Hi Terry1 The cost for hebel is a bit more expensive than traditional brick + rendering, however our builder is putting in good quality fittings. Cost for hebel is…

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Beetle
Apr 28, 2007 2:31 pm
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
29 April 2007

Structual Gurantee

Structual Gurantee

Not worth the paper it's written on... In Vic., the 6 year builders guarantee is underwritten by law. Refer http://www.hgcf.vmia.vic.gov.au/ On…

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Ed Perry
Apr 29, 2007 8:04 am
Ed Perry
Casa2
Casa2
29 April 2007

Size and cost

Size and cost
1, 2

pasey, Thanks for taking the time to come up with the figures. Nice to see and fairly consistent with the figures on the previous page of this forum. Now that we…

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Casa2
Apr 29, 2007 12:40 pm
azi
azi
29 April 2007

demolition costs

demolition costs

I think transporting is a great idea regardless of whether we get any $ from it - it alleviates my guilt about adding to landfill - but it would be nice if it helped to…

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azi
Apr 29, 2007 5:47 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
1 May 2007

Passive Design - But the view is to the south!!

Passive Design - But the view is to the south!!

You may be able to use overhanging creepers (think deck covering with grape vines above) and trees that lose their leaves in winter as a method of heat control. In summer…

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3timesbuilda
May 01, 2007 11:44 am
3timesbuilda
platinum_888
platinum_888
1 May 2007

Anyone built with Statesman Homes

Anyone built with Statesman Homes

Hello All, Yes Statesman Home's is part of Hickinbotham Group.

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platinum_888
May 01, 2007 1:35 pm
platinum_888
mattwalker
mattwalker
2 May 2007

Selecting a builder

Selecting a builder

I am about to start.... Check out this thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=452 Matt

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mattwalker
May 02, 2007 11:58 am
mattwalker
jamiet
jamiet
2 May 2007

Basix Issues - Advice needed

Basix Issues - Advice needed

Thanks guys, I was told that Council come back after landscaping is complete to check the BASIX compliance. I'd have air-coniditioning in by then so I guess I have to…

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jamiet
May 02, 2007 3:55 pm
longneck
longneck
5 May 2007

expansion lines?

expansion lines?

spoke with my building supervisor he assurded me they will be filled when they wash the bricks

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longneck
May 05, 2007 10:36 pm
sandii
sandii
5 May 2007

house designs for a VERY narrow/small block

house designs for a VERY narrow/small block

Hi, I wonder if you have Burbank homes in WA? I also have a small narrow block of land, and am in the process of building the 2 storey Burbank Dove. It is available in…

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sandii
May 05, 2007 11:18 pm
Tam
Tam
9 May 2007

Standard builders Range

Standard builders Range

I can understand they need to limit their choices. In my case at the selection I was told there was no other option even if I wanted to pay extra! and If I wanted to do…

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Tam
May 09, 2007 9:59 am
Tam
Terry1
Terry1
10 May 2007

Colorbond Timer-look alike panels

Colorbond Timer-look alike panels

I was in a bit of a hurry when I wrote my first post notts,We are actually looking for the same thing as yourself (timber look in the dutch gables)I seen lots of it in…

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Terry1
May 10, 2007 6:48 am
perryr
perryr
10 May 2007

Re-establishment of boundary fees

Re-establishment of boundary fees

When people ask who you used, tell them you can organise the whole thing for $850..... :lol: Wish I'd thought of it! Perry

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perryr
May 10, 2007 8:37 am
aaurora
aaurora
11 May 2007

Deposit - Subject to financial approval

Deposit - Subject to financial approval

I am using cash to pay for our Adenbrook home so I have not run into this dilemma. We are only at site cut stage with Adenbrook and have nothing but positive words to…

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aaurora
May 11, 2007 11:28 am
aaurora
perthgirl
perthgirl
14 May 2007

Timber Flooring In Bedrooms?

Timber Flooring In Bedrooms?

Even I've forgotten what my original question was!!!!!!!!!!!! Only joking! Its great to hear people's differing opinions on carpet (and vac systems!!) Nat

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perthgirl
May 14, 2007 3:57 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 May 2007

cellebration homes Perth WA

cellebration homes Perth WA

Hi WW2B There is a review for them on BB. They seem to only be in WA. Looked favourable apart from a quality issue with plastering and they are currently ranked in the…

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BestBuilder
May 15, 2007 9:56 am
BestBuilder
spalen
spalen
15 May 2007

Anyone built or building with Adenbrook Homes??

Anyone built or building with Adenbrook Homes??

We have signed up... Just about to hand over mortgage confirmation letter to get them to start digging dirt. Its been a tortuous process, we paid our first deposit in…

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spalen
May 15, 2007 1:20 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 May 2007

An artists impression

An artists impression
VIC
1, 2, 3

For shelves you might want to check out: www.sharmanshelving.com.au www.affordableshelving.com.au Have bought from both and its very good quality and there are…

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mattwalker
May 15, 2007 10:24 pm
mattwalker
Hennig
Hennig
15 May 2007

4 months & $2,500 = NIL +++PLEASE HELP ANYONE

4 months & $2,500 = NIL +++PLEASE HELP ANYONE

Yes, sounds like you are having an issue with poor customer service. Unfortunately I agree with an earlier post, as you are in the prelim contract phase, you are…

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Hennig
May 15, 2007 10:55 pm
Hennig
Hennig
16 May 2007

Site Costs with Henley

Site Costs with Henley

Doesn't look like anyone has posted for a while so I am unsure if this will help. I also had a P site with an M-D slab, but as I built with a local builder I wasn't…

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Hennig
May 16, 2007 9:12 pm
Hennig
Hennig
17 May 2007

beaumont tiles

beaumont tiles

To true. Bit like confronting a sales person in a display on a crowded saturday morning.

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Hennig
May 17, 2007 7:22 pm

Splashback Colour Advice??

Splashback Colour Advice??

Metalic Silver is lovely..................what about your furniture in the room have ? Keeping the to the same wall colour is a great idea, white would also be fantastic…

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JUSTIMAGINE design
May 18, 2007 3:27 pm
vpande
vpande
18 May 2007

Setback distances... council approvals

Setback distances... council approvals

Thank you all. Ray- I do remember your post explaining your situation which I think was valid reason. It is also clearly mentioned in the council's criteria. I am only…

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vpande
May 18, 2007 7:27 pm
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
19 May 2007

steel frame v's timber frame

steel frame v's timber frame

Hi My home is steel frame - my understanding is that steel is 10% - 15% dearer. Ed

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Ed Perry
May 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Ed Perry
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 May 2007

Making the side of your house interesting

Making the side of your house interesting

Hi Stonecutter, Minor points you might like to consider: - 1 Make sure the head on the ensuite window lines up with the others. 2 I think a…

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ECOECO
May 20, 2007 11:31 am
ECOECO
Vlad76
Vlad76
21 May 2007

Council approvals

Council approvals

With our council (Bayside) we had to try hard and get the neighbours to sign off just to get to 7m setback from mandatory 9m. Radiculous if you ask me...

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Vlad76
May 21, 2007 3:17 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
21 May 2007

Deleting options from a project home

Deleting options from a project home

Thanks everyone for all the info - brilliant :-) It's great to be armed with knowledge.

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Cabinfever
May 21, 2007 5:30 pm
Cabinfever


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