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Hennig
Hennig
15 May 2007

4 months & $2,500 = NIL +++PLEASE HELP ANYONE

4 months & $2,500 = NIL +++PLEASE HELP ANYONE
QLD

Yes, sounds like you are having an issue with poor customer service. Unfortunately I agree with an earlier post, as you are in the prelim contract phase, you are…

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Hennig
May 15, 2007 10:55 pm
Hennig
Hennig
16 May 2007

Site Costs with Henley

Site Costs with Henley
VIC

Doesn't look like anyone has posted for a while so I am unsure if this will help. I also had a P site with an M-D slab, but as I built with a local builder I wasn't…

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Hennig
May 16, 2007 9:12 pm
Hennig
Hennig
17 May 2007

beaumont tiles

beaumont tiles

To true. Bit like confronting a sales person in a display on a crowded saturday morning.

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Hennig
May 17, 2007 7:22 pm
vpande
vpande
18 May 2007

Setback distances... council approvals

Setback distances... council approvals

Thank you all. Ray- I do remember your post explaining your situation which I think was valid reason. It is also clearly mentioned in the council's criteria. I am only…

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vpande
May 18, 2007 7:27 pm
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
19 May 2007

steel frame v's timber frame

steel frame v's timber frame

Hi My home is steel frame - my understanding is that steel is 10% - 15% dearer. Ed

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Ed Perry
May 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Ed Perry
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 May 2007

Making the side of your house interesting

Making the side of your house interesting
NSW

Hi Stonecutter, Minor points you might like to consider: - 1 Make sure the head on the ensuite window lines up with the others. 2 I think a…

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ECOECO
May 20, 2007 11:31 am
ECOECO
Vlad76
Vlad76
21 May 2007

Council approvals

Council approvals
VIC

With our council (Bayside) we had to try hard and get the neighbours to sign off just to get to 7m setback from mandatory 9m. Radiculous if you ask me...

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Vlad76
May 21, 2007 3:17 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
21 May 2007

Deleting options from a project home

Deleting options from a project home

Thanks everyone for all the info - brilliant :-) It's great to be armed with knowledge.

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Cabinfever
May 21, 2007 5:30 pm
Cabinfever
donut
donut
21 May 2007

Any good/bad experiences with LJ Hooker Hampton Park h/l pac

Any good/bad experiences with LJ Hooker Hampton Park h/l pac

i know this topic is getting a little old now, however i believe many people out there need to be wary of dodgy practices such as this one... neil jenman has just done…

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donut
May 21, 2007 7:14 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 May 2007

DESIGNING YOUR HOME

DESIGNING YOUR HOME
NSW
1, 2

Hi Casa2, House was called HRMO house and the architect was Warwick O'Brien. House is built into the side of a rocky hill and they ran the tubes under the house and…

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Yak_Chat
May 22, 2007 9:45 am
Yak_Chat
Casa2
Casa2
22 May 2007

Building a custom design

Building a custom design

Cabinfever, Here's a strategy I'm planning to use. I'm going to start by asking for a building to my design using the same fittings and finishes as a display home and…

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Casa2
May 22, 2007 11:13 pm
mynewhome
mynewhome
23 May 2007

HELP, any sggestions for kitchen door colours

HELP, any sggestions for kitchen door colours

Hi, We have chosen a chocolate for the top and a wood grain brown look for the bottom. We saw it in a display and just copied.

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mynewhome
May 23, 2007 10:19 am
mynewhome
mynewhome
23 May 2007

Metric0n First Homes

Metric0n First Homes

Where is the background, I'm just really curious. Sorry if I upset anyone. We built with Henley and have been really happy.

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mynewhome
May 23, 2007 11:41 am
Adrian B
Adrian B
23 May 2007

Gas Bottle

Gas Bottle

We have decided to have a gate on that side of the house and we are going to lock it. hey, the fire dept consist of strong, muscly blokes, they…

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Adrian B
May 23, 2007 2:00 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
Adrian B
23 May 2007

Increase garage size vs. backyard shed

Increase garage size vs. backyard shed

Perhaps a lap pool through the middle?? 8)

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Adrian B
May 23, 2007 2:01 pm
Adrian B
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
23 May 2007

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours
WA

painted out some Mallard Grey and it looks good, and have picked a couple of tan/beige/cream colours just not quite sure yet. Note the very tachnical names for the colours :roll:

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off2theburbs
May 23, 2007 9:27 pm
Michelle
Michelle
24 May 2007

Pure Evil

Pure Evil

I got all excited……I thought I might have had a good title for my next novel!!!!! PURE EVIL…..after reading the posts…..I must admit, I have often thought about…

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Michelle
May 24, 2007 2:02 pm
Michelle
miagi
miagi
24 May 2007

Home Design Software

Home Design Software
1, 2, 3, 4

I have been using this software for 2 years but have never experienced the problems you describe. The undo feature is way to slow.

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miagi
May 24, 2007 7:26 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
26 May 2007

after 6 months maintenance warranty

after 6 months maintenance warranty

Hello, Here we are, 6 months after the handover our house. So far we have just a few tiny little things to be fixed. We notified about them our builder and after…

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kasiakm
May 26, 2007 12:50 pm
Michelle
Michelle
28 May 2007

It's finally ours!!!!

It's finally ours!!!!
VIC

Ohh very nice Amber!! I love your other colour choices as well. Can’t wait to see the final results! As I have said before. It was nice to see someone sooo…

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Michelle
May 28, 2007 8:50 pm
Michelle
Hennig
Hennig
28 May 2007

When is fixed price not fixed price?

When is fixed price not fixed price?
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Perry, still no luck. Chin up - persistence counts. H

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Hennig
May 28, 2007 9:30 pm
grime
grime
29 May 2007

GJ Gardener or Cavilier??

GJ Gardener or Cavilier??

Hi Nikola The present job is a Porter Davis...They say 20 weeks,but that gives them plenty of time to make haste slowly. Our last house build was a Gardener.Just out of…

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grime
May 29, 2007 6:34 am
grime
aaurora
aaurora
29 May 2007

24 cans of beer =

24 cans of beer =
VIC

Good stuff, it's exciting isn't it! We are at the same stage as you. Do you have to give out a slab of beer? We haven't :oops:

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aaurora
May 29, 2007 11:49 am
aaurora
adelang
adelang
29 May 2007

Hardiplank or colorbond?

Hardiplank or colorbond?

Hello all... I'm new to this but have had a good read over many forum topics and think this is a fantastic help to new home builders - Cheers to all who contribute. My…

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adelang
May 29, 2007 6:49 pm
vpande
vpande
29 May 2007

Roof sarking anyone?

Roof sarking anyone?

Thank you all. The builder has quoted 2,500 for the sarking.They will also be providing ceiling batts- R4 type as standard. we will go for it provided site costs do not…

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vpande
May 29, 2007 7:13 pm
kezza
kezza
29 May 2007

FLY SCREENS - TACKY??

FLY SCREENS - TACKY??

We got the stainless steel mesh security screens and they are brilliant. You don't feel like you're behind bars. The first time after they got fitted I opened my glass…

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kezza
May 29, 2007 7:48 pm
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Ed Perry
May 29, 2007 7:50 pm
Ed Perry
Hennig
Hennig
29 May 2007

At what stage can we move in?

At what stage can we move in?

Yeah, once c of o has been received, move straight on in. Carpets or no carpets. Plaster only needs to be sealed with one coat of paint. I wouldn't necessarily…

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Hennig
May 29, 2007 10:20 pm
Hennig
Hennig
29 May 2007

What are these for?

What are these for?

Ladyice, what you have is collars or a physical barrier to the pipes that protrude through the slab (they are placed on the pipes prior to the pour). Many of the…

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Hennig
May 29, 2007 10:33 pm
ahuang
ahuang
30 May 2007

Independent Inspections - have you had one? any recs?

Independent Inspections - have you had one? any recs?

One of our neighbour got sick of the various construction problems (contractor who always build Domain homes, now building Clarendon design for the first time....), hired…

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ahuang
May 30, 2007 12:00 am
ahuang
Michelle
Michelle
30 May 2007

What can we do with and incompetent builder?

What can we do with and incompetent builder?

He sounds like a good builder, with nothing to hide! Enjoy, it should be a good day. :D

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Michelle
May 30, 2007 5:53 pm
Michelle
aaurora
aaurora
31 May 2007

At frame stage - will rain have any adverse effects?

At frame stage - will rain have any adverse effects?

Thanks very much for that, makes me feel a lot better about the impending (but much needed!) rain :D

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aaurora
May 31, 2007 8:45 am
aaurora
Sallyho
Sallyho
31 May 2007

Refund For Independent Inspector

Refund For Independent Inspector
WA

Good for you Anthony!!! Love your determination to get this resolved.

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Sallyho
May 31, 2007 2:25 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
31 May 2007

Clarendon homes - Victoria

Clarendon homes - Victoria
VIC

Clarendon assured me today that it's business as usual although they are excited about this announcement. Probably because they might hold some Investa shares. They did…

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Vlad76
May 31, 2007 11:27 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
31 May 2007

Shipping containers

Shipping containers
NSW

Hi Awelder I was obsessed with the idea of building with shipping containers, but then realised our block just isn't big enough! There's some amazing design happening…

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Elizabeth
May 31, 2007 11:48 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 June 2007

How to save from the start

How to save from the start
TAS

Hi Cabinfever There was a long discussion about the merits of different cornices back in February (titled 'square set cornices', in the Getting It Right section -…

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Elizabeth
Jun 01, 2007 12:15 am
Simple
Simple
1 June 2007

My experience

My experience

I am in the final stage of building with Metricon and have had numerous problems. I storngly suggest you make sure they start within 21 days (I didnt and they ended up…

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Simple
Jun 01, 2007 4:10 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
1 June 2007

I have a wood....ie

I have a wood....ie
VIC

I went to your myspace last week and couldn't bring myself to click the XXX text link. It felt dirty! :twisted:

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mattwalker
Jun 01, 2007 10:05 pm
mattwalker
arman
arman
4 June 2007

Single or Triple Phase Power

Single or Triple Phase Power
WA
1, 2

Thanks Casa. This is a newly developed residential area West of Melbourne, approx 30km from Melbourne. It has been cited as the fastest growing corridor in Victoria.…

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arman
Jun 04, 2007 9:34 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
4 June 2007

We have a start date

We have a start date
VIC

yay....well done! :D We can certainly understand the pleasures of dealing with the good old S.O.Y.R!! But time now for the exciting part! :D

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vanderlay
Jun 04, 2007 3:47 pm
vanderlay
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
5 June 2007

The second part of the storey...

The second part of the storey...
VIC

Cabinfever, I think the 2 go together? 3xb

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3timesbuilda
Jun 05, 2007 8:10 am
3timesbuilda
vanderlay
vanderlay
5 June 2007

Approved!

Approved!
VIC

no, just belongs to the water company.... we arent actually building over the easement, there will just be some fill over it as it is at the lower end of the block. The…

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vanderlay
Jun 05, 2007 5:18 pm
vanderlay
ahuang
ahuang
6 June 2007

What is "Expansion Joint"?

What is "Expansion Joint"?

Thanks for the info. One question resolved, continue with the others... Cheers Allan http://building-our-first-house.blogspot.com/

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ahuang
Jun 06, 2007 1:07 pm
ahuang
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
7 June 2007

Garage Door Position

Garage Door Position

it seems to be common around where im building to just widen it out with wall and no window. (most of the time taking it to parapet) At our place thats what we have done,…

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Perth_Euro
Jun 07, 2007 10:35 am
Amber
Amber
7 June 2007

It's official - we're in our new house!!

It's official - we're in our new house!!
1, 2

The pink was chosen by my 10 year old daughter!! I am no fan of pink but I have actually becoming quite fond of her wall :-)). Her colour is Dulux Enhance. The colour…

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Amber
Jun 07, 2007 10:54 am
Amber
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
8 June 2007

Town planning permit and site cost on demolished land

Town planning permit and site cost on demolished land
VIC

Our was complex because we are going to build in a very green protected area with a certain character. We also do not have a builder with experience with such. Ours…

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3timesbuilda
Jun 08, 2007 4:11 pm
3timesbuilda
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
8 June 2007

Ceiling height

Ceiling height
TAS
1, 2

Hey Allan - thanks for the council info :)

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stonecutter1309
Jun 08, 2007 5:58 pm
stonecutter1309
mattwalker
mattwalker
9 June 2007

building around sewer mains

building around sewer mains

My parents in law recently sold their house in Maroubra that was actually built over a main drain pipe. It ran right through the centre of the house front to back. The…

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mattwalker
Jun 09, 2007 12:20 am
mattwalker
Vlad76
Vlad76
11 June 2007

Piping depth - any experts out there?

Piping depth - any experts out there?

I think Grime is on the money here. It is located just off the base of the slab, behind the house, near the far left hand corner. If the fill will be returned to that…

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Vlad76
Jun 11, 2007 1:44 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
12 June 2007

Waffle pod vs monolithic slab

Waffle pod vs monolithic slab
1, 2

Have you had piers put in on your site? It is physically impossible to see them as they…

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Vlad76
Jun 12, 2007 11:25 am

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