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clath
clath
5 July 2007

Anyone with recent experience with H***ey's Cust Svc Reps?

Anyone with recent experience with H***ey's Cust Svc Reps?

kevin im going to build with pd so far i can only give praise 4 my customer rep. if i send her a email she answer me very quickly . 5 days is a long time to wait for reply…

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clath
Jul 05, 2007 10:03 pm
clath
Vlad76
Vlad76
6 July 2007

Seek your experiences with Bayside council

Seek your experiences with Bayside council

I am building with Clarendon Homes. They used to have a design specifically done to meet Bayside Regulations. The display house for that design used to be in Sandringham…

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Vlad76
Jul 06, 2007 10:29 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 July 2007

Utilities Bill

Utilities Bill

Totally Agree :) A sliding scale that esculates the cost per litre of water or electricity as the usage level goes up. Low charge to have the services connected.

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Yak_Chat
Jul 06, 2007 5:52 pm
Yak_Chat
ausdesign
ausdesign
6 July 2007

Getting a new design past council and others

Getting a new design past council and others

Jezz a 'drafting' firm needs to be registered in Tas A registered Architect can do designs in all states

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ausdesign
Jul 06, 2007 7:21 pm
ausdesign
fojean
fojean
6 July 2007

Thinking of PD Cremorne 41

Thinking of PD Cremorne 41

...don't think I paid that much attention to the toilet layout :oops: will have a closer look tomorrow when we go back.... Hopefully will secure land tomorrow as well at…

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fojean
Jul 06, 2007 7:44 pm
royalblue
royalblue
7 July 2007

Front Door Mat

Front Door Mat

Not silly at all! Decisions like this almost never get the 'time of day' that they deserve. Well chosen, large, efficient doormats can save you valuable hours each…

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royalblue
Jul 07, 2007 1:08 am
perryr
perryr
7 July 2007

Time off work for Builder meetings

Time off work for Builder meetings

I saw this done at a Kitome display during the week. Seems to be a good idea, although having the Rumpus Room stuffed full of bricks and tiles does take something away…

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perryr
Jul 07, 2007 7:26 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
8 July 2007

Costs after land and house

Costs after land and house

Hi Jezz - my parents did an owner-builder job on their home - it gets pricey - their initial cost estimate was $535k. The final cost = $975k :shock: I remember that there…

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stonecutter1309
Jul 08, 2007 5:40 pm
stonecutter1309
Hennig
Hennig
8 July 2007

Owner builder preparing for stumps

Owner builder preparing for stumps

I would recommend using a steel sub floor system if going for stumps. If not only for the termite benefit, also the systems that are now available are far superior than…

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Hennig
Jul 08, 2007 9:16 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
9 July 2007

should i tell them? should i????

should i tell them? should i????
1, 2

Thanks for the replies guys. And yes, I had thought about the same thing as you have all mentioned. I should then mention that this room is not a dedicated theatre room…

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sneakersss
Jul 09, 2007 5:31 pm
sneakersss
grime
grime
9 July 2007

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH BANG!!

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH BANG!!
VIC

Have you noticed all the Victorian tradies have grown 30 odd mm in the last couple of weeks :?: Yes its the mud layered on their boots. :lol:

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grime
Jul 09, 2007 5:46 pm
grime
Andrej
Andrej
10 July 2007

Why are wooden houses so popular in Australia?

Why are wooden houses so popular in Australia?
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Maybe we have more extremes in weather - drought vs floods, temperatures etc that are causing timber to shrink & expand more rapidly…

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Andrej
Jul 10, 2007 10:29 am
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
10 July 2007

garage width and length?

garage width and length?

Now I am thinking if I should have made the garage bigger...we do not need to store anything in it except cars due to the aforementioned 6x6mtr…

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Cookiemonster
Jul 10, 2007 1:19 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
10 July 2007

Would you have preferred a bigger or a smaller block?

Would you have preferred a bigger or a smaller block?
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I would like 1000 to 1100 for my next project..... 3 or 4 years yet! :lol:

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mattwalker
Jul 10, 2007 8:32 pm
mattwalker
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Vlad76
Jul 11, 2007 11:00 am
shanem
shanem
11 July 2007

Building to lockup... Good idea????

Building to lockup... Good idea????

Hi Milt !!! There is no official requirement to complete an owner builders course in order to become an owner builder, in Victoria. Have a look at the Building…

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shanem
Jul 11, 2007 12:13 pm
parker
parker
11 July 2007

Name that brick

Name that brick

ooh, the regal red looks quite like it! And they are…

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parker
Jul 11, 2007 1:07 pm
parker
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
11 July 2007

slowly does it.....

slowly does it.....
VIC

hahahahahahahahah :P

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Perth_Euro
Jul 11, 2007 5:24 pm
pasey25
pasey25
11 July 2007

Best upgrade / variation ideas to builders standard incls

Best upgrade / variation ideas to builders standard incls
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so's a 50 square house in my opinion but hey, different strokes for different…

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pasey25
Jul 11, 2007 8:47 pm
pasey25
royalblue
royalblue
12 July 2007

What is your favorite/best bit

What is your favorite/best bit

Ummm..... A few really. Our high ceilings with lots of fancy plasterwork, (cornices, crowns, roses, arches, etc) Our bold colour schemes throughout our home,…

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royalblue
Jul 12, 2007 2:51 am
milt
milt
12 July 2007

Hebel the good the bad and the ugly? Need advice!

Hebel the good the bad and the ugly? Need advice!

Yes it looks nice, but its not load bearing from what I have read, I may look them up and contact them for an appointment to discuss our custom plan. Many thanks Milt

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milt
Jul 12, 2007 2:33 pm
BaysideBuilder
BaysideBuilder
12 July 2007

Best custom builder

Best custom builder

We have been looking at a builder called New Dimension - they do project homes as well as true custom homes and everything in between. I haven't been able to find any…

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BaysideBuilder
Jul 12, 2007 2:58 pm
BaysideBuilder
Vlad76
Vlad76
12 July 2007

Building in rural areas

Building in rural areas

Even though I am already builing, I was considering purchasing a cheap block up Healesville way (or closer to Marysville) Would any project home builder build in that…

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Vlad76
Jul 12, 2007 5:47 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
12 July 2007

Word of Advice - Never Upset the Backhoe Driver

Word of Advice - Never Upset the Backhoe Driver

he wouldn't dare mess with us....or we'll have his excavator fall off his truck..!! hang on..it already did :D :D

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vanderlay
Jul 12, 2007 6:43 pm
vanderlay
ricci
ricci
13 July 2007

Formica Timber Laminate Flooring - Any Experience?

Formica Timber Laminate Flooring - Any Experience?

Hi, After searching and searching for a nice dark chocolate timber laminate floor for our house we found 2 options: 1. QuickStep Wenge - about $48sqm 20yr…

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ricci
Jul 13, 2007 12:31 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
13 July 2007

Are we being unrealistic?

Are we being unrealistic?
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bummer guys....good luck! the land is probably the hardest bit :(

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vanderlay
Jul 13, 2007 3:25 pm
vanderlay
yvette72
yvette72
14 July 2007

Time Frame from Council Approval to Building

Time Frame from Council Approval to Building

hello I know what you mean about the run around we are building for the first time and our builder has given us the run around we have been waiting 6 months for they…

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yvette72
Jul 14, 2007 12:16 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
14 July 2007

Owner Builder : First time post with crazy site costs

Owner Builder : First time post with crazy site costs

I agree, some quotes make it so hard to compare with one another (a conspiracy perhaps!). I think it is reassuring when you get two quotations that are around the same…

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MaylandsManor
Jul 14, 2007 4:16 pm
MaylandsManor
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 July 2007

Carlisle Homes, anyone have any feed back?

Carlisle Homes, anyone have any feed back?

If you think we are helpful wait until you meet Michelle!!

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mattwalker
Jul 16, 2007 12:24 pm
mattwalker
Spot
Spot
16 July 2007

Rainwater tank in adelaide

Rainwater tank in adelaide

We got ours from a local Ag shop (we are in the country). Ours are massive though, Team Poly ones, 22,000l each, so there probably isn't the demand for ones of our size as…

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Spot
Jul 16, 2007 12:30 pm
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
16 July 2007

Final Payment

Final Payment

Hi Tam You should give them a bank cheque once you are satisfied with everything concerning the construction. I know of people who have held on to the final payment…

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uncle_ant
Jul 16, 2007 2:56 pm
uncle_ant
bry&cbear
bry&cbear
16 July 2007

Transition Question - Contract to Construction

Transition Question - Contract to Construction

Thanks everyone for your input and own stories. For some further clarity, I have dug out the exact language in Henley's Home Manual. I'm aware this is only the manual…

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bry&cbear
Jul 16, 2007 11:07 pm
Amber
Amber
17 July 2007

Colours, colours, colours....

Colours, colours, colours....
VIC

Colours look brilliant Matt. We had originally chosen a darker brown for the bedroom feature .... should have heard Dad's reaction when we told him!! Apparently he…

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Amber
Jul 17, 2007 9:41 am
Amber
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
17 July 2007

Buying Land

Buying Land

This is a common ploy by agents to get you to…

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Cookiemonster
Jul 17, 2007 6:24 pm
rellie
rellie
17 July 2007

Our Pro Struct Home

Our Pro Struct Home

You have 'disblogcom' instead of 'djsblogcom' :wink: A tip, when you have your blog page open, highlight the address in…

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rellie
Jul 17, 2007 9:56 pm
aaurora
aaurora
18 July 2007

Slab has been poured

Slab has been poured

Hi Stewie, this question has been asked before, see here for some other replies https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... lab+puddle Our slab was pretty much…

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aaurora
Jul 18, 2007 6:28 am
aaurora
Amber
Amber
18 July 2007

First New Home in Logan

First New Home in Logan

We had a P class (P=problem according to the building people) and we paid around $4,500 in site costs. majority of that was concrete piers. Ours was a relatively flat…

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Amber
Jul 18, 2007 9:12 am
Amber
ewan
ewan
18 July 2007

Hometec and Carlisle Homes

Hometec and Carlisle Homes

Hmm, I am no bricklayer, but logic would suggest the issue was not caused by laying per say, but more by the way they mixed it. Maybe it was too…

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ewan
Jul 18, 2007 1:53 pm
ewan
perryr
perryr
18 July 2007

Preparation – Tender Presentation

Preparation – Tender Presentation

If they are smart, they would read the forum. On the other hand, it's probably pure chance! PD want 3% at tender time. Work that out on a $250k house. Ouch!

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perryr
Jul 18, 2007 9:09 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
19 July 2007

Building Designers

Building Designers

Hi Novice, It depends on what you mean by "building designer". My parents used a "designer" for their home - he is not trained as an architect - but came up with the…

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stonecutter1309
Jul 19, 2007 8:53 am
stonecutter1309
Oskar
Oskar
19 July 2007

Plantation Homes

Plantation Homes

Thanks for that report mollmart. Yes, we think the Retreat is a great house as well and I look forward to hearing from you when you finally move in. I used to work in…

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Oskar
Jul 19, 2007 9:57 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
19 July 2007

slab down.....

slab down.....
VIC
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Was waiting for a mirror joke...but the chandelier too...special! :D

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vanderlay
Jul 19, 2007 3:02 pm
vanderlay
Di
Di
19 July 2007

Fridge space

Fridge space
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We thought we were being cleaver putting the water pipe for fridge, :D I thought the fridge space was 900 but no forgot the plaster :oops:

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Di
Jul 19, 2007 11:34 pm
aaurora
aaurora
20 July 2007

Handover inspections - hiring a private inspector

Handover inspections - hiring a private inspector

I am also very interested in what other Brissie people say about this. I rang up a company a few weeks ago and he…

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aaurora
Jul 20, 2007 1:48 pm
aaurora
milt
milt
20 July 2007

Whirly birds and roof space insulation questions?

Whirly birds and roof space insulation questions?

Thanks Casa, i didn't think of a ceiling fan to relay the warm air downstairs :wink: if its warm enough up there that is. Milt,

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milt
Jul 20, 2007 2:13 pm
epiphany
epiphany
21 July 2007

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries
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I'm going to put my hand up & say we got a Jetmaster when we built with PD (Wentworth & we moved in 3 months ago). We love it & use it quite a bit...even though we also…

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epiphany
Jul 21, 2007 1:02 am
epiphany
dai-kichi
dai-kichi
21 July 2007

Richards Homes - Qld

Richards Homes - Qld

Does anyone have experience with Richards Homes. We are considering going with them when we build next year. We like the look of a couple of their designs. Any feedback…

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dai-kichi
Jul 21, 2007 11:16 am
samantha
samantha
21 July 2007

Cost difference between double and single storey homes

Cost difference between double and single storey homes

Can anyone tell us how much extra it costs to build a double storey home and what makes it so much more expensive (other than the staircase)? We have been told various…

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samantha
Jul 21, 2007 3:37 pm
aaurora
aaurora
22 July 2007

Our Adenbrook Home : With Bricks! *updated 22 July*

Our Adenbrook Home : With Bricks! *updated 22 July*
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thought I would show a few more photos that I have on my flickr. It's coming along really well, the fixings should be starting this week :)

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aaurora
Jul 22, 2007 11:53 am
aaurora


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