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BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 April 2007

Premier Builders

Premier Builders
VIC

Hi Kezzi Sorry but unfortunately that's an area in which I do not have any expertise. One thing though would be to get a second opinion. Earthworks companies or…

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BestBuilder
Apr 15, 2007 7:36 pm
BestBuilder
shooey
shooey
18 April 2007

Minimum setbacks

Minimum setbacks
1, 2

I'll have my fingers crossed for you Let us know what they say

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shooey
Apr 18, 2007 7:27 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
19 April 2007

American Style Homes

American Style Homes

Very nice but what price? For the right money I can get any number of nice houses. They don't look cheap so if the price was right,I would be a lot more intrested. 3xb

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3timesbuilda
Apr 19, 2007 11:53 am
3timesbuilda
wrzos
wrzos
23 April 2007

Marshall Baker Homes ?

Marshall Baker Homes ?
VIC

I am thinking of building a home with Marshall Baker and wanted to know what is the experience you have had or have with them. Just interested if they deliver what they…

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wrzos
Apr 23, 2007 9:42 pm
Rose72
Rose72
26 April 2007

Internal paintwork standards

Internal paintwork standards

thanks for the feedback. i'll give our service rep a call - tho i'm sure it will take a week to actually speak to her... :? perryr - we're building with M3tr1c0n

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Rose72
Apr 26, 2007 12:04 pm
Beetle
Beetle
28 April 2007

Merits of Hebel

Merits of Hebel

Hi Terry1 The cost for hebel is a bit more expensive than traditional brick + rendering, however our builder is putting in good quality fittings. Cost for hebel is…

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Beetle
Apr 28, 2007 2:31 pm
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
29 April 2007

Structual Gurantee

Structual Gurantee

Not worth the paper it's written on... In Vic., the 6 year builders guarantee is underwritten by law. Refer http://www.hgcf.vmia.vic.gov.au/ On…

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Ed Perry
Apr 29, 2007 8:04 am
Ed Perry
Casa2
Casa2
29 April 2007

Size and cost

Size and cost
TAS
1, 2

pasey, Thanks for taking the time to come up with the figures. Nice to see and fairly consistent with the figures on the previous page of this forum. Now that we…

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Casa2
Apr 29, 2007 12:40 pm
azi
azi
29 April 2007

demolition costs

demolition costs

I think transporting is a great idea regardless of whether we get any $ from it - it alleviates my guilt about adding to landfill - but it would be nice if it helped to…

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azi
Apr 29, 2007 5:47 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
1 May 2007

Passive Design - But the view is to the south!!

Passive Design - But the view is to the south!!

You may be able to use overhanging creepers (think deck covering with grape vines above) and trees that lose their leaves in winter as a method of heat control. In summer…

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3timesbuilda
May 01, 2007 11:44 am
3timesbuilda
platinum_888
platinum_888
1 May 2007

Anyone built with Statesman Homes

Anyone built with Statesman Homes
SA

Hello All, Yes Statesman Home's is part of Hickinbotham Group.

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platinum_888
May 01, 2007 1:35 pm
platinum_888
mattwalker
mattwalker
2 May 2007

Selecting a builder

Selecting a builder

I am about to start.... Check out this thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=452 Matt

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mattwalker
May 02, 2007 11:58 am
mattwalker
jamiet
jamiet
2 May 2007

Basix Issues - Advice needed

Basix Issues - Advice needed

Thanks guys, I was told that Council come back after landscaping is complete to check the BASIX compliance. I'd have air-coniditioning in by then so I guess I have to…

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jamiet
May 02, 2007 3:55 pm
longneck
longneck
5 May 2007

expansion lines?

expansion lines?

spoke with my building supervisor he assurded me they will be filled when they wash the bricks

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longneck
May 05, 2007 10:36 pm
sandii
sandii
5 May 2007

house designs for a VERY narrow/small block

house designs for a VERY narrow/small block

Hi, I wonder if you have Burbank homes in WA? I also have a small narrow block of land, and am in the process of building the 2 storey Burbank Dove. It is available in…

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sandii
May 05, 2007 11:18 pm
Tam
Tam
9 May 2007

Standard builders Range

Standard builders Range
VIC

I can understand they need to limit their choices. In my case at the selection I was told there was no other option even if I wanted to pay extra! and If I wanted to do…

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Tam
May 09, 2007 9:59 am
Tam
Terry1
Terry1
10 May 2007

Colorbond Timer-look alike panels

Colorbond Timer-look alike panels

I was in a bit of a hurry when I wrote my first post notts,We are actually looking for the same thing as yourself (timber look in the dutch gables)I seen lots of it in…

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Terry1
May 10, 2007 6:48 am
perryr
perryr
10 May 2007

Re-establishment of boundary fees

Re-establishment of boundary fees

When people ask who you used, tell them you can organise the whole thing for $850..... :lol: Wish I'd thought of it! Perry

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perryr
May 10, 2007 8:37 am
aaurora
aaurora
11 May 2007

Deposit - Subject to financial approval

Deposit - Subject to financial approval

I am using cash to pay for our Adenbrook home so I have not run into this dilemma. We are only at site cut stage with Adenbrook and have nothing but positive words to…

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aaurora
May 11, 2007 11:28 am
aaurora
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 May 2007

cellebration homes Perth WA

cellebration homes Perth WA
WA

Hi WW2B There is a review for them on BB. They seem to only be in WA. Looked favourable apart from a quality issue with plastering and they are currently ranked in the…

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BestBuilder
May 15, 2007 9:56 am
BestBuilder
spalen
spalen
15 May 2007

Anyone built or building with Adenbrook Homes??

Anyone built or building with Adenbrook Homes??
QLD

We have signed up... Just about to hand over mortgage confirmation letter to get them to start digging dirt. Its been a tortuous process, we paid our first deposit in…

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spalen
May 15, 2007 1:20 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 May 2007

An artists impression

An artists impression
VIC
1, 2, 3

For shelves you might want to check out: www.sharmanshelving.com.au www.affordableshelving.com.au Have bought from both and its very good quality and there are…

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mattwalker
May 15, 2007 10:24 pm
mattwalker
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

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