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tan37
tan37
5 January 2008

Price

Price
WA

Hi Guys, Thanks for the tip, we are about 6- 8 weeks away from handover well thats what they tell us but its gone up so quick, I wouldnt be surprised if its less. So…

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tan37
Jan 05, 2008 1:39 am
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Casa2
Jan 05, 2008 7:37 pm
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Yak_Chat
Jan 06, 2008 12:44 pm
Yak_Chat
bmp
bmp
7 January 2008

Brisbane ADENBROOK Hamilton Finished!!

Brisbane ADENBROOK Hamilton Finished!!
QLD
1, 2, 3

We got the barstools off ebay at http://stores.ebay.com.au/Bargains2uAustralia. Looks like they have the exact same ones up at the…

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bmp
Jan 07, 2008 12:54 pm
bmp
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 January 2008

Structural cracks and thinking of knocking down to subdivide

Structural cracks and thinking of knocking down to subdivide
VIC

It's a news agent magazine. current copy has article 5 in it. re the extra costs - ring archicentre and ask them what extra costs is that type of protection worth. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jan 07, 2008 7:16 pm
Yak_Chat
perryr
perryr
8 January 2008

Bricks

Bricks
VIC

Bricks! Arrrgh! The whole brick thing is so frustrating, as the real things don't looks like the photos, and the delivered bricks don't look like the ones on display, and…

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perryr
Jan 08, 2008 9:21 am
Leece
Leece
9 January 2008

roofing options

roofing options

thanks alot everyone. Will have to sit down and think with hubby and make a choice, then it is colors.......

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Leece
Jan 09, 2008 7:36 am
coljacqld
coljacqld
9 January 2008

Building Terminology

Building Terminology

thanks cookie this is terrific, very very useful :D :D :: now I need one of these for ebay :oops:

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coljacqld
Jan 09, 2008 8:25 am
mek
mek
9 January 2008

Quotes for custom plan

Quotes for custom plan

We did it for around $1400/sqm in Melbourne, incl. hydronic heating, double glazed windows, very high ceilings, etc. Have a look at your inclusions and work out if…

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mek
Jan 09, 2008 9:07 am
mek
Helyn
Helyn
9 January 2008

Has anyone used simonds homes

Has anyone used simonds homes
VIC

How would the company know you had copied there plan anyway unless they went inside your house?? It's not so much that the first company…

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Helyn
Jan 09, 2008 9:33 am
Helyn
yvette72
yvette72
9 January 2008

Building Certification - during construction

Building Certification - during construction
QLD

we got some sort of form with our contract that stated who the cerficater was just had a look but cannot find it it had a name.I would still get a inspection due I will be

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yvette72
Jan 09, 2008 11:02 am
blackmax
blackmax
9 January 2008

Adenbrook - Overall Experience

Adenbrook - Overall Experience

Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster :D I've been following the site for quite some time now, and whilst I've read quite a few threads on…

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blackmax
Jan 09, 2008 7:49 pm
wantingahouse
wantingahouse
10 January 2008

Growing old waiting for contract

Growing old waiting for contract

Jet, just hang in there mate. Once you get those plans and start things rolling with the builder you really have nothing left to do with Dixon. We don't really have any…

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wantingahouse
Jan 10, 2008 10:51 am
Maxie
Maxie
10 January 2008

Another Clarendon is in the house! (so to speak)

Another Clarendon is in the house! (so to speak)
NSW

ooh, the Promenade, we really liked that one....but it's a no-no in our estate - not one of the 'pre-approved' designs

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Maxie
Jan 10, 2008 4:33 pm
Maxie
Hennig
Hennig
10 January 2008

Storage in your roof???

Storage in your roof???

I'm with Michelle. A great deal depends on whom you build with (volume builder or private) and their supplier. You need to ask your builder what live load the trusses…

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Hennig
Jan 10, 2008 11:00 pm
Hennig
Hennig
10 January 2008

Query: Building delay due to rain

Query: Building delay due to rain
NSW

Hopefully it shouldn't be too much of a drama. Most builders will usually allow themselves longer to build than necessary (they don't want to have to pay liquidated…

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Hennig
Jan 10, 2008 11:36 pm
ant
ant
11 January 2008

what color have you chosen for your roof tiles?

what color have you chosen for your roof tiles?
VIC

Heritage green (very dark green, looks grey in certain light) for ours. The houses in our street vary with brick colour and tiles. It is a developers requirement that…

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ant
Jan 11, 2008 3:12 pm
yvette72
yvette72
12 January 2008

A question regarding a building contract

A question regarding a building contract
QLD

hi you are right just found out at site start a joke really it took them n2 months to get her after approval thanks yvette

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yvette72
Jan 12, 2008 7:40 am
royalblue
royalblue
12 January 2008

Blue Rain

Blue Rain
VIC

Pleasure! :D

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royalblue
Jan 12, 2008 6:47 pm
yvette72
yvette72
12 January 2008

Perry Homes

Perry Homes
QLD

I am currently building with them they are very slow it has taken us 13 months to get to thwe stage we are at now that is we have frame,slab,roof and we are looking at…

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yvette72
Jan 12, 2008 8:03 pm
Hennig
Hennig
12 January 2008

Reducing the cost

Reducing the cost

That's a fair call. I agree, there are some items that we can purchase for as good as a builder - in many cases they are not offered in the standard house/price. But…

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Hennig
Jan 12, 2008 8:51 pm
kranskydan
kranskydan
14 January 2008

First home owners/builders - help

First home owners/builders - help

hi all, thank for the replies already (please throw more in if you have something) will keep in mind, we knew that what we see is not what we get. The problem we face…

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kranskydan
Jan 14, 2008 8:05 am
kranskydan
Rodda
Rodda
14 January 2008

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise! Surprise!

From memory they've got to get all of the plumbing stuff in first, including drains etc. I think that will be the next thing you see, then the footing trenches etc.…

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Rodda
Jan 14, 2008 8:14 am
Rodda
utopian_goddess
utopian_goddess
14 January 2008

Building the Home we want

Building the Home we want
VIC

Hi all, Some of you may have read my previous post re: annoyed with PD. Since then we have made an informed decision to stick with PD even after some irritating…

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utopian_goddess
Jan 14, 2008 2:03 pm
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
14 January 2008

Who is liable?

Who is liable?

Thanks for your ideas. Unfortunately the builder has said they won't include it in the contract, but I like the idea of having the engineer onsite. I'll definately…

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lrhodes1
Jan 14, 2008 2:53 pm
lrhodes1
Hennig
Hennig
14 January 2008

National Builders

National Builders
VIC

I may be speaking out of school, but I am lead to believe that National Builders will secure a contract and then source the labour to build it. Nothing against that…

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Hennig
Jan 14, 2008 10:51 pm
ahuang
ahuang
15 January 2008

Misaligned bricks

Misaligned bricks

Thanks parker for the information about the document, it's very helpful! I have also created a post on my blog for this. Thanks!

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ahuang
Jan 15, 2008 10:25 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
15 January 2008

Inspection tomorrow

Inspection tomorrow
WA

I would still recommend to get a private inspector, their professional knowledge would definitely save you lots of trouble. Let's say you found a problem somewhere, I…

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ahuang
Jan 15, 2008 10:29 pm
ahuang
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
15 January 2008

Building on an unusual shaped block

Building on an unusual shaped block

Hi Katie, we are building on an irregular shaped block too. We are building the Aspen by Met ri c@n homes. The smallest plan of that (the 25 square - which we are…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jan 15, 2008 10:41 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 January 2008

Timber Balcony vs Cement Balcony

Timber Balcony vs Cement Balcony

I think a timber framed roof with compressed fibro and tiles is the best option. A suspended slab will be more exspensive when you take into consideration the extra…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 17, 2008 10:40 pm
Dukekamaya

Well the framing is finally finished. Our super says that gutters and fascia will be done tomorrow, fingers…

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adamtram
Jan 17, 2008 10:42 pm
adamtram
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 January 2008

Disadvantages with Rendered External Wall?

Disadvantages with Rendered External Wall?

There are two types of cracking in render. Random type cracking and cracking which follows the mortar lines. Random cracking is the render itself cracking, however,…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 17, 2008 10:43 pm
Dukekamaya
perryr
perryr
19 January 2008

Keys on the . . . . . . . .

Keys on the . . . . . . . .
WA

I'm watching your blog, and it's been an interesting read. We were over in WA over Christmas/New Year, and it amazing how construction is so much different over…

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perryr
Jan 19, 2008 8:08 am
perryr
perryr
19 January 2008

Is the base price negotiable?

Is the base price negotiable?

Doesn't hurt to try, but we only got a few bits and pieces on top of their "promotion". Nothing which I would call significant. Still - if you don't ask, you…

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perryr
Jan 19, 2008 8:10 am
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
19 January 2008

Should we fix our site costs?

Should we fix our site costs?
VIC
1, 2

Fair enough, our builder's contract says 260 days, but we've been told it's 4-5 months for single storeys... But we couldn't get past the…

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Tony & Emma
Jan 19, 2008 9:31 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

Has anyone built with American Homes?

Has anyone built with American Homes?
VIC

Thanks for the info Steve, looked them up online, some interesting concepts and quite a few common sense design ideas. My inlaws would love the magazine (I think I'll…

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 10:30 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

How to choose your design

How to choose your design

Hi, this may sound silly, but have they purchased a block? Sometimes hard to decide on a house design until you are aware of the limitations you're land will have (fall…

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 10:38 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

Building and Kids

Building and Kids
1, 2

I've also become aware of my wifes requirement should we build a 2 story - all bedrooms on the same level - either upstairs or down. I soon agreed, upon finding that I'd…

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 11:11 pm
Hennig
Hennig
19 January 2008

To Anyone Thinking About M3TRICON READ THIS

To Anyone Thinking About M3TRICON READ THIS
1, 2

Today is the 19th, how did you go? Better yet, how did M-con go? Any updates?

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Hennig
Jan 19, 2008 11:25 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 January 2008

Doing electrical work through the home builder

Doing electrical work through the home builder
QLD

One thing that you need to make sure if doing the lights afterwards, the each light and power point circuit needs to be balanced forthe correct amperage of the circuit…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 21, 2008 1:26 pm
Yak_Chat

If anyone is interested here are some pics from Boral and Selkirk and Austral, I know I always appreciate real photo's rather than looking on there websites, so here they…

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aussiebell
Jan 21, 2008 9:10 pm
wanted
wanted
21 January 2008

Any comments on Scott Park Homes WA

Any comments on Scott Park Homes WA
WA

See the following thread in regards to issues i have had with this particular builder. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight= Lets just say i will…

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wanted
Jan 21, 2008 11:18 pm
nzfiona
nzfiona
22 January 2008

How many coats of paint to have?

How many coats of paint to have?

Our contract states we'll have three coats of paint internally - one undercoat and two topcoats, I am assuming. Fiona

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nzfiona
Jan 22, 2008 5:03 pm
nzfiona
wantingahouse
wantingahouse
22 January 2008

Stuff on my block

Stuff on my block

Andrew, looks like the stuff is gone, except for the odd piece of waffle pile. The slab was poured over the road today! Can't wait for you to get started :D

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wantingahouse
Jan 22, 2008 10:11 pm

Hi, Have been looking at this site for a while, and used some of the ideas when we've been planning our home. Thought I'd take the opportunity to share some of our…

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MrT
Jan 23, 2008 1:10 am
MrT
ahuang
ahuang
23 January 2008

Brick piers on strip footings

Brick piers on strip footings
VIC

As it's the foundation of the house, better get it done properly... Might want to spend a few hundred dollars and get a professional inspector to check if this was…

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ahuang
Jan 23, 2008 6:03 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
23 January 2008

is this a crazy idea?

is this a crazy idea?
1, 2

A few things: If you need a mortgage (which most of us are in this category), that will be a bit tricky as it has to be a join name. Financial details of both parties…

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ahuang
Jan 23, 2008 6:09 pm
ahuang
blackmax
blackmax
23 January 2008

House Plans- How Much Detail

House Plans- How Much Detail

The simple answer is to give them as much information as possible. The subbies on site won't be reading through your contract everyday - they will however refer to…

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blackmax
Jan 23, 2008 7:37 pm
blackmax
blackmax
23 January 2008

My experience with @d3nbr00k

My experience with @d3nbr00k

The problem with these forums regarding building a new house is that not many people know about them. I stumbled onto this site a month or so ago, but I wish I found it…

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blackmax
Jan 23, 2008 8:12 pm
mudfish
mudfish
23 January 2008

Building with APG in Perth

Building with APG in Perth
WA

We are getting negative vibes from the company that we have signed up with to build our home. Does anyone have and experience building with APG in Perth? So far we have…

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mudfish
Jan 23, 2008 9:19 pm


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