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Casa
Casa
20 February 2007

building surveyor

building surveyor

If I can’t tell my surveyors apart, how am I going to get a house designed and built without being burnt ! :o From www.buildingcommission.com.au, we have the following…

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Casa
Feb 20, 2007 7:36 pm
Beaner
Beaner
21 February 2007

Building Contract Gotcha's

Building Contract Gotcha's

Hey Marshy….no biggie….. I well knew what you meant by “own the site”….. I just find it hard to come to terms with. As for rough trot….. Have you seen my…

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Beaner
Feb 20, 2007 11:33 pm
spalen
spalen
21 February 2007

Adenbrook

Adenbrook

Hi We're at signing stage with adenbrook on a 45 square home. Anyone got any views or experience of them. So far we've been through drawings and quotes but had massive…

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spalen
Feb 21, 2007 6:12 pm
Terry1
Terry1
22 February 2007

Austral vs Boral bricks

Austral vs Boral bricks

Quote:"We are even paying an extra $1000 for the mortar to be flush" Flush joints would be the most popular way of finishing off brickwork here but it doesn't cost any…

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Terry1
Feb 22, 2007 2:43 pm
Terry1
Terry1
23 February 2007

Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.

Hello Beaner,Yes,you are probably right about the reasons for the methods used over your way.The window company would never come onto site to do the glazing here even if…

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Terry1
Feb 23, 2007 7:27 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 February 2007

Rainwater Tanks

Rainwater Tanks

Bud977, Sorry but I have to say that I strongly disagree with your statement that water is too cheap. Perth is currently getting is desalinated sea water for just over…

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3timesbuilda
Feb 23, 2007 10:46 am
3timesbuilda
Dani_J
Dani_J
26 February 2007

A question about Retaining Walls...

A question about Retaining Walls...
VIC

Hi everyone! I am new to the forum but have been a 'guest' for some time - reading all your helpful advice - so thank you! :D We are almost finished building. Our…

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Dani_J
Feb 26, 2007 1:26 pm
basaad
basaad
27 February 2007

Simonds

Simonds

Well Sonia333, I'm really happy for you, and it's great that the issues you had with Simonds eventually turned out well. This is my minor brush with them.... We saw a…

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basaad
Feb 27, 2007 12:44 pm
www.amaroelectronics.com
www.amaroelectronics.com
28 February 2007

Home security and decoration tech

Home security and decoration tech

Hi just introducing this wonderfull range if is any thing I can quote in your next job please visit our site and contact me . John 0418128398 for your new job I have…

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www.amaroelectronics.com
Feb 27, 2007 11:16 pm
Amber
Amber
28 February 2007

That's not what I thought it would be .....

That's not what I thought it would be .....

Hey Dani, We ended up going with 'Old Maple Blaze'. My concern now is that the render colour I chose (to match the bricks and the roof tiles) may not look so good…

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Amber
Feb 28, 2007 12:27 pm
Amber
aaurora
aaurora
28 February 2007

rain water tank connected to laundry?

rain water tank connected to laundry?

We are building a QLD home with Adenbrook and part of the Gold Coast requirements that all new homes have a rainwater tank connected to the cold washing machine tap and…

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aaurora
Feb 28, 2007 2:05 pm
aaurora
Vlad76
Vlad76
28 February 2007

Negotiating with a Building Company

Negotiating with a Building Company

The cost of building is definitely going up, That's no rocket science. But as far as negotiating with companies goes, from my experience it's not possible. You can, as…

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Vlad76
Feb 28, 2007 4:34 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
2 March 2007

temporary fencing

temporary fencing

I guess my point is that I don't have an issue paying for it, or having it - as long as it's serving it's purpose. Yes the council requires it, but I doubt the council is…

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First_Timer_Ray
Mar 02, 2007 4:07 pm
First_Timer_Ray
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
4 March 2007

Why won't the builder accept variations?

Why won't the builder accept variations?

Hi Just looked at the HIA contracts (was a WA builder) and seems to say its up to the builder whether they will accept variations. I think the issue here is that if…

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BestBuilder
Mar 04, 2007 11:34 am
BestBuilder

granny flat + big bed room with bath - 2 level

granny flat + big bed room with bath - 2 level

Yes ray... I need to satisfy two requirements. 1. A granny flat (It is going to be used as dance studio). Separate entry is preferred. 2. Large…

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build.my.dream.home
Mar 05, 2007 5:04 pm
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guym
Mar 07, 2007 1:56 pm
guym
Michelle
Michelle
8 March 2007

Building a new home... where to start?

Building a new home... where to start?

Well said epiphany!!!! And who’s to say that they will get YOUR home right when the time comes. Building the perfect dream home takes a lot of work on your behave…

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Michelle
Mar 08, 2007 8:40 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
9 March 2007

Construction Loan Letter

Construction Loan Letter

Hehe. We're building with PD as well (only a couple of weeks till handover...hoorah!). Not only did we have to have a specific letter from the bank saying how much the…

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epiphany
Mar 09, 2007 1:59 pm
epiphany
miagi
miagi
9 March 2007

Insurance on vacant block

Insurance on vacant block

Yes, I went through this as well, but seeing as there wasnt any sort of insurable loss on the block I figured if somebody was on my land and hurt themselves then I would…

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miagi
Mar 09, 2007 7:08 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
10 March 2007

Keogh Homes

Keogh Homes

Hi Guym They appear to have a website... www.keoghhomes.com.au Have added them to BB. Let us know how you get on! Regards

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BestBuilder
Mar 10, 2007 2:06 pm
BestBuilder
Adrian B
Adrian B
10 March 2007

Down Pipe on my boundry

Down Pipe on my boundry

I currently have this situation at them mement, and ourneighbour has put a box gutter in next door, so the has done it all by the book. Simply put: NO PIPES, NOT…

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Adrian B
Mar 10, 2007 6:20 pm
Adrian B
vpande
vpande
12 March 2007

poor drainage soil- p class?

poor drainage soil- p class?

the builder is M'con. sorry it didnt come up in my previous post vp

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vpande
Mar 12, 2007 2:22 pm
perryr
perryr
13 March 2007

What is it?

What is it?

:lol: I saw them in your blog, and assumed they were to hold up the plaster. I always thought they were called plaster holderupperers, rather and watchemecallits. I could…

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perryr
Mar 13, 2007 2:58 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
14 March 2007

vehicle parked infront of my lot

vehicle parked infront of my lot

Could be FBI surveylance. What line of business are you in? :wink:

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Vlad76
Mar 14, 2007 4:14 pm
ms_platimum
ms_platimum
14 March 2007

Any owner builders in Adelaide?

Any owner builders in Adelaide?

Just wondering if there are any owner builders in Adelaide and if so where did you get your bricks from? :)

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ms_platimum
Mar 14, 2007 6:19 pm
shooey
shooey
16 March 2007

Land settles today!

Land settles today!

:lol: We did check which take aways there are but we haven't eaten from them yet! We have Bunnings, 3 furniture shops, autobarn, supercheap, pizza, la porchetta,…

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shooey
Mar 16, 2007 4:33 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
17 March 2007

Any feedback on Burbank

Any feedback on Burbank

They forget to tell you guys that they have started building. But I'm definitely sure they won't foger to send you that invoice! :lol:

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sneakersss
Mar 17, 2007 10:32 pm
sneakersss
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
19 March 2007

Comparison with home building in Mexico with pics

Comparison with home building in Mexico with pics

Great build, Nice to see how they do it in other countries. A place like that would be nice here in England , but the walls would have to be 10 foot higher with barbed…

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Montbrehain
Mar 19, 2007 5:58 pm
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
20 March 2007

Building - Hit with huge amount of $$ - Can they do this? :(

Building - Hit with huge amount of $$ - Can they do this? :(

As A new forum member , I am reading back over any old threads and posts that interest me ? But Dont you just hate it when people don't come back and finish what they…

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Montbrehain
Mar 20, 2007 2:39 am
Montbrehain
Sallyho
Sallyho
20 March 2007

And now for a positive story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now for a positive story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VIC
1, 2

I am due to commence building with Met ricon in the very near future and it's very re-assuring to hear a positive outcome with some really useful tips (espeacially for a…

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Sallyho
Mar 20, 2007 1:55 pm
just started
just started
20 March 2007

New Home Progress Inspections

New Home Progress Inspections

Is anyone able to recommend Building Inspectors they have used to ensure building standards / quality are met during progress of building a new home? We are building in…

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just started
Mar 20, 2007 6:06 pm
Dom
Dom
21 March 2007

Subdividing and building

Subdividing and building

Hi first timer, I couldn't help but notice these posts. I run a company that may be able to point you in the right direction. If you would like to talk feel free to…

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Dom
Mar 21, 2007 9:59 am
epiphany
epiphany
22 March 2007

Porter Davis - Site Access

Porter Davis - Site Access
VIC

WoW! :D Usual 5 star standard today in Victoria or (normal minimum) is insulation in exterior walls and ceiling.Internal walls that is between…

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epiphany
Mar 22, 2007 3:12 pm
epiphany
kasiakm
kasiakm
22 March 2007

Costs! Costs! Costs!

Costs! Costs! Costs!

Hello Sally, As the prevoius person - a lot depends on your block, soil and what you really want to do. driveway - I have paid $4k for short 5 metres driveway with…

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kasiakm
Mar 22, 2007 5:53 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
23 March 2007

We're off

We're off

Hope it goes well 3timesbuilder! Look forward to hearing all about it! Regards

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BestBuilder
Mar 22, 2007 11:02 pm
BestBuilder
shooey
shooey
23 March 2007

GST on building

GST on building

Oh that makes me feel better, I was kind of worried as the quote didn't state anythign about gst! But what Casa said makes sense, gst inclusive unless it states…

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shooey
Mar 23, 2007 6:32 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 March 2007

Piping

Piping

Hi pablo, We are building a free standing double storey and all the piping in internal. This is considered a feature as the piping in invisible. Extrenal piping does…

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3timesbuilda
Mar 23, 2007 9:27 am
3timesbuilda
Montbrehain
Montbrehain
23 March 2007

Slab in wrong spot Pt 2!

Slab in wrong spot Pt 2!

Just a quick note to add my 10cents worth ! Princess Sooty , great that you keep coming back and updating. So many people have seemed to start a thread then not bother…

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Montbrehain
Mar 23, 2007 5:38 pm
Montbrehain
perryr
perryr
25 March 2007

Cost Info

Cost Info
VIC

Good stuff - always interested in price lists. Seems to be quite a deal of variation (range) in prices here. Cheers Perry

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perryr
Mar 25, 2007 10:32 pm
bunch
bunch
26 March 2007

Building a new home in Darwin

Building a new home in Darwin

Hi there My partner and I have recently purchased a 1200sq m block close to Darwin CBD. We are planning on removing the existing elevated house, clearing and then…

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bunch
Mar 26, 2007 4:06 pm
Michelle
Michelle
26 March 2007

Slab v's Bearers and Joists

Slab v's Bearers and Joists

We seem to have lost our builders on the forum…..shame!!!! I would suggest you ask an independent builder the same question. Maybe a few ….this way you will be…

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Michelle
Mar 26, 2007 5:37 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
30 March 2007

Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block

Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block

We have friends who have built a house with Fernhaven Homes in Melbourne. Theirs is also a corner block. They built the house that's displayed here:…

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epiphany
Mar 30, 2007 1:24 pm
epiphany
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 April 2007

Drain Holes

Drain Holes

Funny thread. I was thinking about this exact issue just yesterday. Am in a rental while we look to build, and went to clean the bathroom floor using my usual "bucket of…

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Cabinfever
Apr 01, 2007 10:24 am
Cabinfever
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
1 April 2007

Double Storey Perth

Double Storey Perth

Apparently you would be far from alone if building 2 storey in Perth over the last few years! Have had reviews suggesting 2 years is not uncommon. Regards

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BestBuilder
Apr 01, 2007 2:18 pm
BestBuilder
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
2 April 2007

Georgian style via Austral tinted bricks ?

Georgian style via Austral tinted bricks ?

I'm on a quest to build a big Georgian-style house in Tasmania as cheaply as possible. One of the biggest potential problems (and expenses) that I see so far is the smooth…

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Cabinfever
Apr 02, 2007 12:33 pm
Cabinfever
commodorenut
commodorenut
2 April 2007

More info on Epping, Victoria

More info on Epping, Victoria

We were from interstate, and had no Tag on the car, so we…

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commodorenut
Apr 02, 2007 10:41 pm
commodorenut
kasiakm
kasiakm
3 April 2007

MY FIRST PROJECT HOME

MY FIRST PROJECT HOME

Hey Kate - had to thank you for the tip regarding the fridge tap! At our tender appointment yesterday I asked for a fridge connection, and was…

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kasiakm
Apr 03, 2007 4:51 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
3 April 2007

Downlights

Downlights

I know the with Henley - Plantation you pay twice, for wiring and installing downlights. If anyone decide for different builder please ask as we paid 40-50$ per point…

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kasiakm
Apr 03, 2007 5:00 pm
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


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