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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 7:28 am
aaurora
Amber
Amber
18 July 2007

First New Home in Logan

First New Home in Logan
QLD

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 10:12 am
Amber
ewan
ewan
18 July 2007

Hometec and Carlisle Homes

Hometec and Carlisle Homes
VIC

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 2:53 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 10:09 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
19 July 2007

Building Designers

Building Designers
VIC

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 9:53 am
stonecutter1309
Oskar
Oskar
19 July 2007

Plantation Homes

Plantation Homes
QLD

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 10:57 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
19 July 2007

slab down.....

slab down.....
VIC
1, 2

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

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vanderlay
Jul 19, 2007 4:02 pm
vanderlay
Di
Di
19 July 2007

Fridge space

Fridge space
VIC
1, 2

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 20, 2007 12:34 am
aaurora
aaurora
20 July 2007

Handover inspections - hiring a private inspector

Handover inspections - hiring a private inspector
QLD

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 2:48 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 3:13 pm
epiphany
epiphany
21 July 2007

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries
VIC
1, 2

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 2:02 am
epiphany
dai-kichi
dai-kichi
21 July 2007

Richards Homes - Qld

Richards Homes - Qld
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 12:16 pm
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 4:37 pm
aaurora
aaurora
22 July 2007

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

Our Adenbrook Home : With Bricks! *updated 22 July*
QLD
1, 2, 3

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 12:53 pm
aaurora
yvette72
yvette72
22 July 2007

Easements question

Easements question

What I did at one of my house was to build a lawn locker put down a concrete slab that when across the easement but the garden shed did go over the easement so only the…

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yvette72
Jul 22, 2007 3:12 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
22 July 2007

Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?

Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?
VIC

Hi Samantha Fasham was not previously listed on BB so unfortunately no reviews etc to help you. They have been added now though. Appears they are (or were) 'Fasham…

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BestBuilder
Jul 22, 2007 4:38 pm
BestBuilder
Talinsmum
Talinsmum
22 July 2007

McDonald Jones Homes

McDonald Jones Homes
NSW

The display village for a couple of homes are near Maitland (in Metford) the other display area is at Fern Bay (2 houses there) which is on the way to Nelson Bay, and…

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Talinsmum
Jul 22, 2007 9:59 pm
Talinsmum
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


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