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ahuang
ahuang
10 September 2007

Clarendon

Clarendon
NSW

Normally builders will have promotion when business is not going well as expected... Things might have changed, personal experience last year is, when compared with…

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ahuang
Sep 10, 2007 12:04 pm
ahuang
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
10 September 2007

when do they do a curb???

when do they do a curb???

The white pipe will most probably be an indicator pipe for the sewer connection. over here in WA most estates i have seen the curbing goes in before the black top…

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Perth_Euro
Sep 10, 2007 7:24 pm
ahuang
ahuang
11 September 2007

Henley in Melbourne

Henley in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I've cut and paste a section I posted on a different thread here on **** and workmanship quality. Insist on the same quality as the display,…

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ahuang
Sep 11, 2007 6:27 pm
ahuang
matt walker
matt walker
12 September 2007

what is pros and cons of hardiplank on the new double-story

what is pros and cons of hardiplank on the new double-story

You have other options too: Colourbond cladding Rendered Blueboard etc...

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matt walker
Sep 12, 2007 10:56 am
matt walker
matt walker
matt walker
12 September 2007

Friendly advise to H*e*n***ly

Friendly advise to H*e*n***ly

kdee simple question? Why would you come in here jump up and down, make a heap of noise and get people fired up about a cause and then say: "At this…

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matt walker
Sep 12, 2007 4:10 pm
matt walker
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
12 September 2007

Electric stuff

Electric stuff

In Sydney, it is about $30 -40 per downright to install, but I was quoted by a builder $85 just for the conduit today.

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rldragon2003
Sep 12, 2007 9:04 pm
donuts
donuts
12 September 2007

Builders

Builders

Hopefully we'll be able to vote a resounding yes once it's all over. So far we have been very impressed with our builder although we have not yet paid deposit or signed…

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donuts
Sep 12, 2007 9:47 pm
donuts
Michelle
Michelle
13 September 2007

What is the Lock-Up stage?

What is the Lock-Up stage?

Lock up is when you can finally get to lock up your newly built home…….IF YOU HAVE A FRONT DOOR TO LOCK!!!!! :shock:

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Michelle
Sep 13, 2007 12:03 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
13 September 2007

Feature Walls

Feature Walls

NO!!!!! Sounds great!!! :D

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Michelle
Sep 13, 2007 12:58 pm
Michelle
Buggy
Buggy
13 September 2007

Building cost first up! And what do all these people do?

Building cost first up! And what do all these people do?

Structural engineers - to check and certify buildings for their structural adequacy; to certify designs for submission of plans for Building Licence approval. I was told…

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Buggy
Sep 13, 2007 4:53 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
13 September 2007

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis
VIC

I believe "YSSIM" built the hamilton. Perhaps PM her and hopefully she can help you out.…

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vanderlay
Sep 13, 2007 4:58 pm
vanderlay
firstbuild
firstbuild
13 September 2007

Our House Plan - Suggestions & Comments Welcomed

Our House Plan - Suggestions & Comments Welcomed
WA

Hi Milt, Sorry the scanned figures on the plan didn't come out too well. The total house is approx 360sqm (this includes the alfresco 33sqm & Garage 50sqm). And…

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firstbuild
Sep 13, 2007 10:31 pm
matt walker
matt walker
13 September 2007

new blog

new blog

I have added it here: http://www.mattwalker.id.au Click the link at the bottom of the page with the links to all the blogs...

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matt walker
Sep 14, 2007 12:23 am
matt walker
milt
milt
14 September 2007

Our custom house, your comments please?

Our custom house, your comments please?

Excellent ideas "god I love this site" I think what I'll do is move the ensuite to where the WIR is, move the WIR to that little useless area by the master. The…

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milt
Sep 14, 2007 10:30 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
14 September 2007

Update - Fixing Stage + Some inside painting 13/9

Update - Fixing Stage + Some inside painting 13/9
VIC

You mentioned:"Ensuite: (the different colour drawers should match well when everything finished -they dont now!!) " If they don't match now, how…

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vanderlay
Sep 14, 2007 11:03 am
vanderlay
Di
Di
14 September 2007

Commercial Renovations

Commercial Renovations

Hi Everyone, Does anyone know anything about Commerical Renovations, if so just a couple of Questions. Is it best to go to a Builder and for him to do everything Council…

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Di
Sep 14, 2007 2:53 pm
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Michelle
Sep 14, 2007 3:09 pm
Michelle
Arc
Arc
15 September 2007

Roof: Colourbond vs Tiles

Roof: Colourbond vs Tiles

We are currently renting a house with a tiled roof. Over the last few months, my husband has locked himself out of our house twice - one during…

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Arc
Sep 15, 2007 2:19 am
Casa2
Casa2
15 September 2007

I'm going to start a building company...

I'm going to start a building company...

Let me guess the name will be... ****** :lol:

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Casa2
Sep 15, 2007 6:12 pm
pasey25
pasey25
15 September 2007

Darmon Homes

Darmon Homes
VIC

Pasey25, I think the base price of the Allure was $314K. But once you get it up the what you REALLY want you would probably be looking at about…

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pasey25
Sep 15, 2007 9:11 pm
pasey25
rldragon2003
rldragon2003
17 September 2007

We've Signed with Clarendon

We've Signed with Clarendon
1, 2, 3

Setbacks in older areas are governed by DCP 3 (developmental control plan). However if your building in the Kellyville/Rouse Hill area then you're covered…

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rldragon2003
Sep 17, 2007 5:05 pm
ewan
ewan
18 September 2007

Independant Building Inspectors

Independant Building Inspectors
VIC

Oh Ok, in that case I'll PM you.

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ewan
Sep 18, 2007 6:19 pm
ewan
penjay
penjay
18 September 2007

Grout Question

Grout Question

Just checked - ours is painted too. It looks better becuse it ties the tiles in with the wall.

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penjay
Sep 19, 2007 12:53 am
penjay
Sallyho
Sallyho
19 September 2007

Site Supervisor

Site Supervisor

Jac02 - any updates over night???

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Sallyho
Sep 19, 2007 11:14 am
arkraider
arkraider
19 September 2007

Consturction Drawings and contracts

Consturction Drawings and contracts
VIC

I know we aren't supposed to name names here but our RH canterbury has been back to the drawing board 5 times since we started talking to them and we haven't signed a…

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arkraider
Sep 19, 2007 4:15 pm
arkraider
memphis
memphis
19 September 2007

Definition of 'new' product in building contract - Urugghhhh

Definition of 'new' product in building contract - Urugghhhh

Ok, so from the pic we can see they are wet, but im going to have to say I dont think they are ruined, I really think they will dry out no worries. I mean, its not like…

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memphis
Sep 19, 2007 4:23 pm
memphis
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 September 2007

Changing Plans

Changing Plans

It might cost you $7 - but I'd be buying this before I go any further with speculation or dodging a builder. But at least you will get it straight from the horses…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 19, 2007 8:42 pm
Yak_Chat
ahuang
ahuang
20 September 2007

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

It seems quite common in Sydney. if you don't get their air con, you can't install it during the construction. One other option is to get your builder to do the ducting…

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ahuang
Sep 21, 2007 12:03 am
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
20 September 2007

Contract - Tips

Contract - Tips

You might want to have a look at the payment terms. Lots of builder only leave very low % (of the total amount) for the last one (hand over), which is a bit unfair. If you…

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ahuang
Sep 21, 2007 12:23 am
ahuang
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
21 September 2007

Install the ducted air-conditioning on double story home aft

Install the ducted air-conditioning on double story home aft

Got 2 questions, if you are getting your builder to do the ducting pipes, and then you get someone else to do the machine later, just…

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Cookiemonster
Sep 21, 2007 9:40 am
commodorenut
commodorenut
22 September 2007

Site Access

Site Access
1, 2

That's cool!…

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commodorenut
Sep 22, 2007 11:59 pm
commodorenut
Michelle
Michelle
23 September 2007

Not sure if this is right.

Not sure if this is right.
WA

Structurally….this will be ok. :D BUT…..I am not GAME to say what’s on my mind about what has happened here! I…

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Michelle
Sep 23, 2007 6:11 pm
Michelle
rellie
rellie
24 September 2007

Red sand for mortar? Help!

Red sand for mortar? Help!
VIC

Keep in mind mortar can take around two weeks to dry properly. I was unhappy with ours but it has dried significantly lighter. It was blending in with our tan bricks when…

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rellie
Sep 24, 2007 11:59 am
ricci
ricci
24 September 2007

Advice Needed - What would you do?

Advice Needed - What would you do?
1, 2

Thankfully carpenters are back onsite as of this morning. What a relief after 4 weeks of nothing. :)

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ricci
Sep 24, 2007 12:57 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
24 September 2007

Is This Normal?????

Is This Normal?????

The shower screen would be measured onsite after the base & wall tiling is completed.

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ausdesign
Sep 24, 2007 8:54 pm
ausdesign
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
25 September 2007

HIA or MBAV

HIA or MBAV

Post ammended. (TIA) Still learning the lingo.... Thanks Ray :D

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PhoenixStar
Sep 25, 2007 10:53 pm
PhoenixStar
matt walker
matt walker
25 September 2007

/my rant Carlisle Homes

/my rant Carlisle Homes
VIC
1, 2

Guys, Thanks for all your kind words and support. I need to point out that we were advised that end of September to mid October was the "expected in date" and…

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matt walker
Sep 26, 2007 12:25 am
matt walker
brittany
brittany
27 September 2007

Delaying Construction

Delaying Construction
VIC

Anything could happen between now and August 2009 - builders may not have any work and could be dropping their prices further. Our contract stipulates that if building…

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brittany
Sep 27, 2007 5:31 pm
brittany
arkraider
arkraider
27 September 2007

has anyone built with Urban3dge?

has anyone built with Urban3dge?
VIC

He is from Melb Michelle.... :P

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arkraider
Sep 27, 2007 5:35 pm
arkraider
Robert
Robert
27 September 2007

Foundation & Footings (Site) Costs - need help???

Foundation & Footings (Site) Costs - need help???
VIC

We had a fall of about 1m over 35m long block. We had our site scrape it was surprised by how much they dig out. We have H class slab as well. We are building in…

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Robert
Sep 27, 2007 9:05 pm
rerob1
rerob1
27 September 2007

Floor plan - What do you think?

Floor plan - What do you think?
VIC

thanks everyone, yes the default on the link is the 3 bedroom, but we are looking at the Waterford 275 4 bed + study.... :idea: Lyn, I like the 'mud room' ! I may have to…

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rerob1
Sep 27, 2007 10:19 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
27 September 2007

anyone built with these guys

anyone built with these guys
VIC

Hi Robert, sorry can't help you with that one, we looked at Colex at the Craigieburn display village but didn't take any brochures and I too can't find anything on the web…

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rerob1
Sep 27, 2007 11:09 pm
rerob1
epiphany
epiphany
27 September 2007

Community Infrastructure (Upkeep of Estate) Costs??

Community Infrastructure (Upkeep of Estate) Costs??
VIC
1, 2

We're in Berwick Springs & got charged a fee as well...can't remember exactly how much now but it was in the 400-ballpark. But it was a once-off &, to be honest, I look…

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epiphany
Sep 28, 2007 12:54 am
epiphany
rerob1
rerob1
29 September 2007

Is it wrong.....

Is it wrong.....
WA

We drive around looking at houses ALL the time...(great for when bubs is sleeping!) we have taken a couple of pictures of particular bricks we like but only with the…

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rerob1
Sep 29, 2007 11:47 pm
rerob1
rellie
rellie
30 September 2007

House and Land Packages

House and Land Packages

We are currently building a with PD and chose one of their house and land packages. They had around 15 blocks of land in the estate we had chosen of varying sizes…

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rellie
Sep 30, 2007 10:26 am
Michelle
Michelle
30 September 2007

Project vs contract builder?

Project vs contract builder?

We are building in Brisbane and went with a private builder over a project builder, and it was the best decision we made. It really wasn't that…

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Michelle
Sep 30, 2007 10:56 am
Michelle
matt walker
matt walker
1 October 2007

Final Working Drawings and air transfer systems

Final Working Drawings and air transfer systems

LOL!! One of my favourite sayings... Money cant buy you happiness but it can buy you a helicopter to take you to where happiness is!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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matt walker
Oct 01, 2007 2:01 pm
matt walker
Cooper
Cooper
1 October 2007

A couple of questions

A couple of questions
1, 2

We have decided to leave this bit of land as we don't want to alter the house...so will wait for more land to be released in the area...then build our house WITH EAVES!!!!!

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Cooper
Oct 01, 2007 5:47 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
2 October 2007

Porch decking

Porch decking

I would not do that, due to the need for airflow to ensure you do not get moisture damage. You can do away with the bearers, but not the joists.

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Adrian B
Oct 02, 2007 10:00 am
Adrian B

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