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ahuang
ahuang
23 July 2007

Please help - Financier recommendations

Please help - Financier recommendations
WA

I forwarded your post to a friend in Westpac working as home finance manager, here's her reply: "Thank you for your email message. I feel so sorry to this person with…

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ahuang
Jul 23, 2007 12:28 pm
ahuang
oznow
oznow
23 July 2007

Project home builder vs private builder??

Project home builder vs private builder??

Hi Sandra and Bernardo, I am too in the process of building my house in Franklin. We are currently talking with four builders. Three of them have displays house. Have you…

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oznow
Jul 23, 2007 1:46 pm
oznow
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
24 July 2007

Bricks and render

Bricks and render
VIC

If you are in SE melbourne let me know as I know of a house in our street with these bricks and it looks great

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mudtrilogy
Jul 24, 2007 10:48 am
penjay
penjay
24 July 2007

Eden Bray Entertainer Parker Entertainer - Any changes?

Eden Bray Entertainer Parker Entertainer - Any changes?

Funny! :) I always think of Gone With the Wind too! I can imagine my daughter sweeping down them one day in a deb or wedding dress.

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penjay
Jul 24, 2007 6:59 pm
penjay
fojean
fojean
24 July 2007

..about "subject to soil test" in land contract...

..about "subject to soil test" in land contract...

Thanks for the advice to all that posted.... I will keep you updated as to how I proceed with this one..... :wink:

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fojean
Jul 24, 2007 7:38 pm
miagi
miagi
24 July 2007

Electrical Switches

Electrical Switches

Sounds to me like your builder is not terribly flexible, its only electrical gear after all. Try what you suggested and contact the electrician doing the work and see what…

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miagi
Jul 24, 2007 7:46 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
24 July 2007

Study Doors on Bridgeport 35 By PD

Study Doors on Bridgeport 35 By PD
VIC

I agree! We put double doors on the study and the ensuite!

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mattwalker
Jul 24, 2007 8:18 pm
mattwalker
damo
damo
25 July 2007

external doors on media room

external doors on media room
VIC

is the current window north/south or east/west facing? if east/west i'd be inclined to remove the window completely and use 2x 600 or 900 windows (like the master…

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damo
Jul 25, 2007 1:21 pm
bda20
bda20
25 July 2007

Exterior Render Colour

Exterior Render Colour

Thanks for your replies. I will check out colorbond and have a look at some display homes around Brissie.

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bda20
Jul 25, 2007 7:48 pm
gearel
gearel
25 July 2007

Building decisons

Building decisons

Thanks for your responses. I feel the same however its good to get other peoples opinion who are also in the same boat. Cheers J.

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gearel
Jul 25, 2007 9:32 pm
Beetle
Beetle
25 July 2007

Floorboards and Kitchen Cupboards

Floorboards and Kitchen Cupboards

thanks for the tip on the NSW spotted gum. The wood we have seen comes from WA mills but I'm not sure where it is grown so I will check with the supplier (we were led to…

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Beetle
Jul 25, 2007 11:29 pm
Loz105
Loz105
26 July 2007

Colex Homes?????

Colex Homes?????
VIC

Hey there, Just wondering if anyone in Melbourne has built / is building with Colex Homes?? If so were you satisfied with the job and the services they provided?? Trying…

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Loz105
Jul 26, 2007 12:01 pm
ahuang
ahuang
26 July 2007

Housing authority plans to slash $20,000 off new home cost

Housing authority plans to slash $20,000 off new home cost
NSW

You have to pay extra rent if the house already demolished. The house price get adjusted by builder every few months. Inflation. Frustration... :evil: :evil:

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ahuang
Jul 26, 2007 3:14 pm
ahuang
mattwalker
mattwalker
26 July 2007

Proposed Floor plan - Any suggestions

Proposed Floor plan - Any suggestions
1, 2

I agree! Firthy26 (Mike) has knocked out the wall at the front of the Bordeaux 40 (Carlisle Homes) to make one big room at the front and there was no extra charge. I…

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mattwalker
Jul 27, 2007 12:53 am
mattwalker
greenfaery
greenfaery
27 July 2007

Handcrafted Homes (kit home company)

Handcrafted Homes (kit home company)
NSW

Hi... Just wondering if anyone had anything good or bad to say about this company. We are 'thinking' about building a kit home, and so far, the two companies that…

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greenfaery
Jul 27, 2007 9:36 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
27 July 2007

Frame in Progress...new pics 26/7..

Frame in Progress...new pics 26/7..
VIC
1, 2

I move that we introduce this as a permanent…

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vanderlay
Jul 27, 2007 10:35 am
vanderlay
stevec
stevec
27 July 2007

jacman builders

jacman builders
VIC

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman builders. Are they any good. Some people I know are looking at building with them I am trying to find out some info on…

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stevec
Jul 27, 2007 2:56 pm
perryr
perryr
27 July 2007

build or buy pre-established

build or buy pre-established
SA

Main reason we are building is because we get exactly what we want, not someone else's place which we then have to spend money on. If you can find a place you love,…

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perryr
Jul 27, 2007 9:33 pm
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
30 July 2007

H**l*y customer service just gets worse and worse.....

H**l*y customer service just gets worse and worse.....
1, 2, 3

I understand what you are saying Rellie and agree for most part... I think the most important aspect of any service provider is how they follow-up on mistakes - and…

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Ed Perry
Jul 30, 2007 1:00 am
Ed Perry
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 July 2007

Roof color in the thermal equation

Roof color in the thermal equation
1, 2, 3, 4

I'd say the price is about right- Price the whilys in the shop then add in 2 hours to install it. + what ever internal fit off you desire. hey are not hard to put in -…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 30, 2007 11:10 am
Yak_Chat
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
31 July 2007

Concrete Truck woes

Concrete Truck woes

Thanks for the replies, The site super is going to get the concrete supplier to come around today and have a look. Hopefully they will do as you guys have suggested.…

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3timesbuilda
Jul 31, 2007 10:23 am
3timesbuilda
Shaje
Shaje
31 July 2007

Any owner builders currently?

Any owner builders currently?
VIC

Thanks again Helen. I have visited the byohouse site in the past, and searching for as much information as I can find led me to this one. I can see both are very…

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Shaje
Jul 31, 2007 1:57 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 July 2007

Our 'hard-earned' was laid down today!!

Our 'hard-earned' was laid down today!!
VIC

Thanks to all for your support... ..now it's a mad rush to get our existing house for sale.... Listing on 22 August and the bathroom is yet to…

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mattwalker
Jul 31, 2007 3:52 pm
mattwalker
Amber
Amber
31 July 2007

final house inspection

final house inspection

Everybody is spot on!! Get it fixed. We had a couple of chips in the bottom of the cupboard doors as well and the supervisor didn't flinch at getting it fixed. 2 days…

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Amber
Jul 31, 2007 5:37 pm
Amber
Azar
Azar
31 July 2007

Dennis family are they good

Dennis family are they good
VIC

I thought about the double garage door too in the back, but instead I got the single I think it cost about $400-500 more to get a double one, hope I will not regret it I…

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Azar
Jul 31, 2007 8:34 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
1 August 2007

land + new house -> hidden costs

land + new house -> hidden costs
VIC

I didn't even look at the dates, but that's right. He is…

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Vlad76
Aug 01, 2007 5:08 pm
Michelle
Michelle
1 August 2007

Feature Wall locations

Feature Wall locations

This really does depend on wether you have architectural designs in your home. ie…….Cutouts, niches, or walls just crying to be different from their shapes, Curved…

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Michelle
Aug 01, 2007 8:27 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Fixed PD site cost

Fixed PD site cost
VIC

I think it's something to do with various areas of the site not…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 1:02 am
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Wiring for home theatre with PD

Wiring for home theatre with PD
VIC

Argus did ours. They suck the proverbial. I wouldn't recommend them. The finished product is fine but their service is appalling - it took over 2 months…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 1:10 am
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Garage remote control

Garage remote control

We have brickwork above our garage as standard and get 3 remotes (2 on keyrings and one wall mounted) inculded with our door which was…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 1:20 am
epiphany
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
2 August 2007

No Power ! !

No Power ! !
WA

the extension cord would have been a much easier option than the phone calls i made :roll: should have thought of that last week. Its sorted now anyway. I just can't belive how…

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off2theburbs
Aug 02, 2007 2:00 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
2 August 2007

'Lightweight homes' vs Brick veneer homes

'Lightweight homes' vs Brick veneer homes
SA

My wife and I agree that we would only ever buy a brick home. When looking at real estate bruchures, we just turn the page if we see fibro, wood or other non brick…

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3timesbuilda
Aug 02, 2007 11:11 am
3timesbuilda
Vlad76
Vlad76
2 August 2007

Double Storey or Single Storey

Double Storey or Single Storey

You should have taken an unconditional deposit from her... :wink:

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Vlad76
Aug 02, 2007 12:47 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
2 August 2007

We have land - yes? yes? NO!....... and finally YES!

We have land - yes? yes? NO!....... and finally YES!

Congrats on the land settlement. Would you mind me asking if there's a rebate for early settlement on your land? Mine does and I'm wondering what are…

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Cookiemonster
Aug 02, 2007 4:21 pm
Michelle
Michelle
2 August 2007

The brickies are here... *updated 2nd August with pics*

The brickies are here... *updated 2nd August with pics*
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah right!!!! I got to say I don’t like Holden’s very…

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Michelle
Aug 02, 2007 7:17 pm
Michelle
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yvette72
Aug 02, 2007 7:19 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
2 August 2007

soil types

soil types
WA

hi, there is very good info abt the types of soil at http://www.ausdesign.com.au/articles/article42.html. hope that will be useful to…

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Cookiemonster
Aug 02, 2007 10:36 pm
stevec
stevec
3 August 2007

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman Builders?

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman Builders?
VIC

Did you guys end up building with them. My parents are looking at using them but I am not so sure. They seem to small for me. Any info would be great

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stevec
Aug 03, 2007 3:47 pm
ladyice
ladyice
3 August 2007

Construction Panorama... * updated 2nd August with pics*

Construction Panorama... * updated 2nd August with pics*
VIC
1, 2

Looking mighty big Matt!!! Those bricklayers must really be leggo fans too....you have 2 separate garage entries..very interesting indeed!!!

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ladyice
Aug 03, 2007 11:11 pm
ladyice
shooey
shooey
5 August 2007

Our building and how the time flies

Our building and how the time flies

I was looking at my own Blog today and realised I hadnt updated it since the slab was poured! And I also hadnt been on here! Time has gone so fast, even with a small…

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shooey
Aug 05, 2007 6:53 pm
ahuang
ahuang
5 August 2007

Major mistake in the brick work

Major mistake in the brick work
VIC
1, 2, 3

No Problem, but you have to be patient... Mine just done excavation, getting concrete piers on Monday. Mark/CookieMonster just got the title settled, need to get council…

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ahuang
Aug 05, 2007 7:59 pm
ahuang
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
6 August 2007

Spot the problem

Spot the problem
1, 2

LOL... was thinking the same thing aaurora. It is a little noticable in the pic but as Law18 said, no-one would tell once it is finished & established with landscape /…

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Firthy_26
Aug 06, 2007 1:31 pm
Firthy_26
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
6 August 2007

New member - home build questions

New member - home build questions
WA
1, 2

Just noticed that Perth_Euro said Content didn't let you meet the site supervisor. I would be very reluctant to build with anyone who didn't give…

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Perth_Euro
Aug 06, 2007 2:54 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
6 August 2007

Looking for a good builder (Springfield Lakes, Ipswich, QLD)

Looking for a good builder (Springfield Lakes, Ipswich, QLD)
QLD

Depends. What is your budget might I ask? My suggestion would be rather than struggling to buy a vacant block of land in Springfield Lakes then squeeze on a small…

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HomeReview
Aug 06, 2007 11:40 pm
HomeReview
HomeReview
6 August 2007

Garage setback problem

Garage setback problem

I'd seriously reconsider the design you chose, or extend the Master Bedroom and Ensuite.

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HomeReview
Aug 06, 2007 11:42 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
7 August 2007

Solar panels on western part of roof?

Solar panels on western part of roof?

Our panel were on the north side, and then suddnely were on the western sde when soem modifications were done. We contacted the builder and they said ooopps!! and spent…

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3timesbuilda
Aug 07, 2007 9:57 am
3timesbuilda
ahuang
ahuang
7 August 2007

we have holes!

we have holes!

When we did the excavation the other day, there were lots of tree roots been cut off even though we were more than 5 M away from the tree we were not suppose to…

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ahuang
Aug 07, 2007 2:06 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
7 August 2007

Cosmopolitan Homes, Sydney

Cosmopolitan Homes, Sydney
NSW
1, 2

hehehe... your son will get a big shock if there are any mix ups in that hiding room ;) To your wife: You may need a security camera in that room :)

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ahuang
Aug 07, 2007 3:27 pm
ahuang
shooey
shooey
7 August 2007

Heaps of progress!!

Heaps of progress!!
VIC

hahaha I'm such a dork, then I thought maybe you meant the bricks took 4 days! :lol: Ours is at week 7 and we only have frame, roof trusses, gutters, windows, foil stuff and…

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shooey
Aug 07, 2007 8:20 pm


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