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mattwalker
mattwalker
7 August 2007

A collage of construction...

A collage of construction...
VIC

They go to bed early!! I…

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mattwalker
Aug 07, 2007 8:43 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 August 2007

BUILDING IN HAWKSTOWE - SOUTH MORANG / NORTHERN SUBURBS

BUILDING IN HAWKSTOWE - SOUTH MORANG / NORTHERN SUBURBS
VIC

My friends have just finished building in Le Page circuit. I love the fact that every street comes back out onto thje main road through the estate. It would be near…

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mattwalker
Aug 07, 2007 9:35 pm
mattwalker
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
9 August 2007

Vandals and Thieves

Vandals and Thieves
1, 2

You could always electrify the security fence - all it takes is a car battery ;)

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stonecutter1309
Aug 09, 2007 9:04 am
stonecutter1309
Vlad76
Vlad76
9 August 2007

A warning given and looking for advice

A warning given and looking for advice
VIC

...Or if you simply want…

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Vlad76
Aug 09, 2007 2:02 pm
aaurora
aaurora
10 August 2007

Using Builder to do Driveway?

Using Builder to do Driveway?

bmp, we just got Adenbrook to do the driveway, also paved over concrete. Was about 5k or so. Let me know if you find out a price, to see if it's any cheaper!

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aaurora
Aug 10, 2007 8:02 am
aaurora
Zoidberg
Zoidberg
10 August 2007

Tasmanian project builders ?

Tasmanian project builders ?
TAS

Thanks very much for the info, will check them out! :D (and yes there is a local paper/newsletter thing that I've seen around the place)

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Zoidberg
Aug 10, 2007 2:48 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
10 August 2007

Vandalism

Vandalism

It's being discussed here.. http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=2886 Thanks CM.…

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Cookiemonster
Aug 10, 2007 10:59 pm
ricci
ricci
11 August 2007

Finally Starting - 1st Home with Metricon in BrisVegas

Finally Starting - 1st Home with Metricon in BrisVegas
QLD
1, 2

Yep...quite a bit of a hill, though we were lucky that our block was pretty much flat only needing 1m cut/fill. The block opposite took a 11m cut/fill...you should see the…

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ricci
Aug 11, 2007 10:51 pm
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
12 August 2007

HELP! Final negotiations with builders on custom home

HELP! Final negotiations with builders on custom home
VIC

Thought I would give everyone an update on our progress with negotiations (after all, I'm sure there are others who are or will be going through this shortly!). We had…

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Mr Ed
Aug 12, 2007 12:16 am
Mr Ed
Law18
Law18
12 August 2007

How long does a Slab take to 'settle?'

How long does a Slab take to 'settle?'
VIC

from a bit of reading, they are now using a curing compound (spray) instead of having to wrap the slab in plastic or keeping it moist with water (to many water…

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Law18
Aug 12, 2007 4:39 pm
ahuang
ahuang
13 August 2007

Questions in Relation to Building A Home

Questions in Relation to Building A Home
VIC

That's interesting.....We were told by PD that they would not be able to obtain a certifcate of occupancy without the wet areas having…

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ahuang
Aug 13, 2007 11:15 am
ahuang
eimaj
eimaj
13 August 2007

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne
VIC

Hi Amber, Sorry, haven't built with them, but they used to build lot of homes in the Wantirna area, a nd had a good reputation. They had a display a couple of years ago…

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eimaj
Aug 13, 2007 1:51 pm
yvette72
yvette72
13 August 2007

How much extra did you pay for concrete piers?

How much extra did you pay for concrete piers?

we have to paid $2,870 for extra concrete piering

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yvette72
Aug 13, 2007 3:58 pm
eimaj
eimaj
13 August 2007

Stacked Stone / Stone Cladding

Stacked Stone / Stone Cladding
QLD

We'd like to do a stacked stone veneer feature wall, but in our family room. The room has a high cathedral timber ceiling, and the walls are normal plasterboard. Does…

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eimaj
Aug 13, 2007 4:54 pm
Azar
Azar
13 August 2007

House frame can anyone explain plz

House frame can anyone explain plz

many thanks ahuang

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Azar
Aug 13, 2007 8:04 pm
perryr
perryr
14 August 2007

Price capping costs with PD

Price capping costs with PD
VIC

The story we received from PD was as follows: - you pay the $600 deposit for the soil test etc. This locks you in to the next available site start (usually about 6…

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perryr
Aug 14, 2007 1:58 pm
Jazz
Jazz
14 August 2007

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience
VIC

sd, The time it took you from signing up to actually signing the contract (2 months!!) is very very impressive indeed!! We're building with M* in Point Cook as…

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Jazz
Aug 14, 2007 6:13 pm
kevin
kevin
14 August 2007

Council Rates

Council Rates

Sorry, I didn't mean ti just disappear; it has been a crazy last few days. Thanks for all the advice guys/gals. It is good to hear that it doesn't affect the valuation…

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kevin
Aug 14, 2007 8:59 pm
sandra_canberra
sandra_canberra
15 August 2007

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

oznow, The lease conditions book that you would have got when you bought your block gives the building restrictions for all blocks in Franklin. If your neighbour is too…

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sandra_canberra
Aug 15, 2007 9:53 am
muzzman
muzzman
16 August 2007

Distance-from-Easements question

Distance-from-Easements question

Thanks all :D I'm just looking at different plans and being a bit of a weird shape how it will all fit on the block with the right orientation and all that (even though…

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muzzman
Aug 16, 2007 12:20 pm
muzzman
day_dreamer
day_dreamer
16 August 2007

and then there were more!

and then there were more!

Thanks MaylandsManor, My slab will be P class with 685mm high, so it at least is cheaper than your one.

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day_dreamer
Aug 16, 2007 12:20 pm
Law18
Law18
16 August 2007

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!
VIC

amazing progress Vanderlay. Brickwork looks really good. When is move in date? It must be approaching…

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Law18
Aug 16, 2007 9:02 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
17 August 2007

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement
VIC

As we only start paying after settlement, we wont be paying for an empty block for 2-4 months before the house can start to be built. ( I…

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stonecutter1309
Aug 17, 2007 2:11 pm
stonecutter1309
brittany
brittany
17 August 2007

Rendering a New Home?

Rendering a New Home?
WA

We were quoted 8000 to render just the front in Melbourne. My other half still wanted to do it but I prefer bricks and I won :D .

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brittany
Aug 17, 2007 5:35 pm
brittany
ahuang
ahuang
17 August 2007

We have a slab!

We have a slab!
SA
1, 2

My understanding is, there are 3 main pipes connected today. One is the black rubber pipe, connecting water into the house. Second one is the plastic drainage pipe.…

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ahuang
Aug 17, 2007 10:11 pm
ahuang
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
17 August 2007

Novice, but rapidly upskilling!!

Novice, but rapidly upskilling!!
VIC

Gavone, Firstly congratulations on taking your first step into the exciting world of constructing your dream home! I am in a similar situation where we purchased a…

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Mr Ed
Aug 17, 2007 11:59 pm
Mr Ed
Law18
Law18
18 August 2007

Our Little Slab

Our Little Slab
1, 2

Good idea, I am thinking about it now.... Trying very hard..... Still trying..... Urh....May me I should wish everyone have a smooth & happy…

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Law18
Aug 18, 2007 12:23 am
kasiakm
kasiakm
18 August 2007

PD 3 month maintenance

PD 3 month maintenance
VIC

Hello Good thing at the handover is to sign it with all things listed for correction. We are just going through our 6 month maintenance waranty. The maintenance guy…

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kasiakm
Aug 18, 2007 9:54 pm
VJ
VJ
19 August 2007

Building our 1st house.. problem with rubbish

Building our 1st house.. problem with rubbish
VIC

Thanks for the replies, Cabinfever and kasiakm. I wish same thing that happened to a friend would also happen to us. Their council cleaned up the rubbish on their…

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VJ
Aug 19, 2007 10:36 pm
VJ
Law18
Law18
21 August 2007

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

Here is the floorplan, comments pls

I look forward to your updated plan. The first one wasnt bad so the update should be great :D

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Law18
Aug 21, 2007 2:06 am
devank
devank
21 August 2007

Budget Checklist

Budget Checklist

I'm sure it would be smaller than Cosmos... but still :)

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devank
Aug 21, 2007 8:31 pm
devank
ahuang
ahuang
21 August 2007

Dennis Family inclusion query

Dennis Family inclusion query

Not sure which state you are building. Most of the display homes I seen in sydney got locked window as standard. You might want to check all the brochures, documents or…

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ahuang
Aug 21, 2007 11:13 pm
ahuang
Bud977
Bud977
22 August 2007

Anyone know what is this?

Anyone know what is this?

Oldfields, as on the attached labels, are scaffold manufacturers.

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Bud977
Aug 22, 2007 8:28 am
ahuang
ahuang
22 August 2007

Confusion terms

Confusion terms

Will you be interested in that? Any other suggestions/opinions also…

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ahuang
Aug 22, 2007 11:07 am
ahuang
Law18
Law18
22 August 2007

H Class Foundations

H Class Foundations
QLD

have been in touch with the builder, and received an amended siting plan showing finished slab level of 57.185m, so a 385mm slab, which seems much…

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Law18
Aug 22, 2007 10:37 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
23 August 2007

Did this happen to you during your construction?

Did this happen to you during your construction?
NSW

This doesn't happen all the time but a few deliveries were dumped in similar fashion for us too. Scaffolding comes to mind and a few other things. Our builder does a…

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Vlad76
Aug 23, 2007 9:36 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
23 August 2007

Wish List for New Home

Wish List for New Home
QLD

when we started looking we only had 3 essentials... :D 1. Dishwasher. 2. Air Conditioning. 3. Automatic garage door. Then we went through displays and got greedy!!!

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vanderlay
Aug 23, 2007 2:18 pm
vanderlay
eimaj
eimaj
23 August 2007

We got plastered!

We got plastered!
VIC

Looking good Vanderlay

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eimaj
Aug 23, 2007 6:19 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
23 August 2007

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders
VIC

Dear Amber27 Although many builders are yet to be reviewed, I thought the current top ranking builders on BB might provide some assistance to you: Current Home…

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BestBuilder
Aug 23, 2007 11:39 pm
BestBuilder
perryr
perryr
24 August 2007

PD Site costs

PD Site costs
VIC

Thought I's share some good news for a change, as I've been pretty vocal with the bad stuff in the past. We had our Tender appointment yesterday and our site costs came…

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perryr
Aug 24, 2007 7:55 am
day_dreamer
day_dreamer
24 August 2007

Help! Cost of screw pile and double height (685mm) P slab

Help! Cost of screw pile and double height (685mm) P slab

Hi TraceyE, We are with M* as well. Last week I met with my CSC and asked for a detailed engineering drawing (e.g. how many screw piles, how deep are they and where are…

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day_dreamer
Aug 24, 2007 2:33 pm
yvette72
yvette72
25 August 2007

Just about to start

Just about to start
ACT

Please be careful with commonwealth bank with home loans we had a loan with them and we had to paid account fees on the weekly payment of $4.00 per week on top.we had a…

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yvette72
Aug 25, 2007 12:06 pm
yvette72
yvette72
25 August 2007

Building Process

Building Process

good advice stick to a bugdet and thing do you really need the extras do you really do the stack doors etc.My self I donnot get any extras in the home I am building only…

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yvette72
Aug 25, 2007 12:11 pm
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
26 August 2007

Brick Tinting

Brick Tinting

Hi Spot I know you have finished now and probably don't want to hear it but we went through Salisbury Bricks in S.A. and they had a few different cream bricks to choose…

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MaylandsManor
Aug 26, 2007 3:57 pm
MaylandsManor
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 August 2007

Bedroom locations for young children

Bedroom locations for young children
VIC
1, 2

Something I see as being missed here is the emotional abandonment a young child (typically up to age 4) feels if it is seperated from it's mother. There is a an…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 26, 2007 6:34 pm
Yak_Chat
perthgirl
perthgirl
26 August 2007

They Have Finally Finished....

They Have Finally Finished....
WA

I'm not sure what happened to my photo's - they were here before! I'll post up some new ones next week when the roof is finished! Tania - the 6 weeks was because the…

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perthgirl
Aug 26, 2007 6:41 pm
clath
clath
26 August 2007

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!
VIC

lyn i have gone for wattyl chalk beigh as the main interior color for my house goes nice with greens and reds saw the color in the display house which i have chosen to…

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clath
Aug 26, 2007 11:58 pm
clath
ahuang
ahuang
27 August 2007

Suggestion on inclusion list

Suggestion on inclusion list

Again, you-know-who wants it because it looks great. To me it's just for decoration, no…

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ahuang
Aug 27, 2007 9:24 am
ahuang
Stewie
Stewie
27 August 2007

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection
VIC

Thanks Allan. I didn't know that the protection was installed AFTER completion of home. Cheers Stewie

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Stewie
Aug 27, 2007 9:41 am
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
27 August 2007

So far so good now the dream is being built.

So far so good now the dream is being built.
WA

Yes, a little bit... :lol: :lol: Sry again! Mike.

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Firthy_26
Aug 27, 2007 12:34 pm
Firthy_26

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