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perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

Seacrest WA

Seacrest WA
WA

The variation situation is pretty normal. The experience we had was that once tender was signed, there were no more structural variations. Once contract was signed,…

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 9:11 am
Vlad76
Vlad76
20 June 2007

Scaffolding and Plumbing...still no roof!! :(

Scaffolding and Plumbing...still no roof!! :(
VIC

Interesting. I am also building a double storey, the frame is about to start being erected tomorrow. And I've just spoke to my supervisor who said the bricks will need to…

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Vlad76
Jun 20, 2007 3:01 pm
perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

Building a new house horror stories

Building a new house horror stories

Melt77, There are loads of horror stories - so you need to keep something in mind: 1. There are more negative comments on the web than positive comments, simply…

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 3:26 pm
perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

The "BEFORE" Pic!

The "BEFORE" Pic!
VIC

nice one - make sure you take lot's a pics as the work progresses. I have a feeling the sheep will be at the other end of the paddock pretty soon. Perry

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 3:28 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
20 June 2007

Critique my plan design

Critique my plan design

I know it's hard with the spaces you have in this plan, but a double front door makes a difference look wise and…

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Vlad76
Jun 20, 2007 5:18 pm
perryr
perryr
21 June 2007

Construction proposal...

Construction proposal...

I'd be reluctant to hand over $15,000 without seeing something in writing that say if the whole thing goes pear shaped, I'd be entitled to a big refund. It happens -…

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perryr
Jun 21, 2007 9:13 am
ahuang
ahuang
22 June 2007

Building permits

Building permits
WA

Mine 4 months - Sydney Parramatta Council. But that includes one round of knock back and request for further information about retaining wall engineering details + detail…

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ahuang
Jun 22, 2007 10:32 am
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
22 June 2007

Time required between Slab and Frame stages

Time required between Slab and Frame stages

Never thought this would be something I need to worry. Will keep an eye on this when the construction starts, hopefully sometime before end of July... Cheers Allan

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ahuang
Jun 22, 2007 10:34 am
ahuang
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
22 June 2007

Fascia's complete, Gutters done, roof tiles up!!

Fascia's complete, Gutters done, roof tiles up!!
VIC

Hey... You've got a "lid" for your house. At least your slab might stay a bit drier now!!! Cheers, Mike.

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Firthy_26
Jun 22, 2007 5:01 pm
Firthy_26
bldn
bldn
23 June 2007

Ceilings and ceiling height

Ceilings and ceiling height

We spoke to the builder and they said it was normal to have a space under the slab if the ceiling was going under a mixture of roof timber and concrete. It is only a small…

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bldn
Jun 23, 2007 12:01 am
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
23 June 2007

Good Start!!!

Good Start!!!
VIC
1, 2

how…

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Perth_Euro
Jun 23, 2007 1:39 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
25 June 2007

We have finally actually started

We have finally actually started

Hey we understand....after all that waiting even…

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vanderlay
Jun 25, 2007 11:59 am
vanderlay
yvette72
yvette72
25 June 2007

Haggling!

Haggling!
VIC
1, 2

I am building with perry homes they would not discount anything or throw in anything.My parents also were looking to build with perry asked if they could get any discount…

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yvette72
Jun 25, 2007 4:40 pm
BaysideBuilder
BaysideBuilder
25 June 2007

Anyone built with New Dimension Homes?

Anyone built with New Dimension Homes?
VIC

Hi all, Wondering if anyone has had any experience - good or bad - building with New…

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BaysideBuilder
Jun 25, 2007 9:52 pm
BaysideBuilder
libechacos
libechacos
26 June 2007

Prepping for a greywater system

Prepping for a greywater system

How did you end up with your grey water? Lots of plumbers and builders still think its too hard - and it is I guess until you know how it probably is

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libechacos
Jun 26, 2007 2:24 pm
Michelle
Michelle
26 June 2007

Our slab is due to go down in the next few days so......

Our slab is due to go down in the next few days so......

The rain has not stopped where I am on the south coast. It would be interesting to see how many homes are on hold here. I feel sorry for people building at this…

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Michelle
Jun 26, 2007 10:09 pm
Michelle
ausdesign
ausdesign
27 June 2007

Steel beams in the frame

Steel beams in the frame

As matt said.

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ausdesign
Jun 27, 2007 12:14 pm
ausdesign
mattwalker
mattwalker
27 June 2007

Small Lot in Brisbane - looking for builder(s)

Small Lot in Brisbane - looking for builder(s)
QLD

try one last time. I just checked and it worked ok for me.... :cry:

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mattwalker
Jun 27, 2007 9:41 pm
mattwalker
Stewie
Stewie
27 June 2007

Building on Boundary Problem

Building on Boundary Problem

Cheers Ausdesign for your professional opinion...it's much appreciated and a relief to hear that the problem will not automatically result in extra cost. I guess I'll…

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Stewie
Jun 27, 2007 9:43 pm
ahuang
ahuang
27 June 2007

700m2+ block - Single storey or double storey?

700m2+ block - Single storey or double storey?
1, 2

Time for some brown camouflage…

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ahuang
Jun 27, 2007 11:09 pm
ahuang
vanderlay
vanderlay
28 June 2007

Exterior colouring/materials

Exterior colouring/materials

I think the look in your pic will still look good in a colourbond roof. I've also quite liked some places with a dark roof and windows and…

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vanderlay
Jun 28, 2007 2:18 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
vanderlay
28 June 2007

Underway!

Underway!
VIC

The faster they go with your house, the closer you are to progress payments. I hope you are still enthusiastic when you are making payment on a…

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vanderlay
Jun 28, 2007 2:23 pm
vanderlay
beegeers
beegeers
29 June 2007

Ashford Homes

Ashford Homes
VIC

Hi We like the pattern Gateway - We were hoping to scale it down to a smaller size. But we have not heard about them at all - We don't know anyone who has built with…

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beegeers
Jun 29, 2007 11:25 am
adlse
adlse
29 June 2007

Land size

Land size

Hi there Perry, I had a look at the Cremorne from PD, and yes, they do display their homes beautifully. Looks like a great house. Good luck with finding the right…

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adlse
Jun 29, 2007 1:48 pm
pasey25
pasey25
29 June 2007

Flat Block - Laurimar

Flat Block - Laurimar
VIC

lol, I have friends building in Vaucluse with M3tricon hope they don't suffer any nasty fate.

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pasey25
Jun 29, 2007 10:30 pm
pasey25
Michelle
Michelle
30 June 2007

Building my Dream Home

Building my Dream Home

I’ve seen similar process’s on Grand Designs on Austar. It’s not what we are used to here in OZ land, but very effective. This is a real "HANDS ON…

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Michelle
Jun 30, 2007 6:17 pm
Michelle
fallenone
fallenone
30 June 2007

Water tanks

Water tanks

What sort of tanks are you guys talking about, because you could get a lot cheaper tanks than that!!! $8000 for a 3000L sounds like $3000 for tank and pump and…

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fallenone
Jun 30, 2007 10:35 pm
ahuang
ahuang
30 June 2007

question

question
WA

I thought you would normally put in those cables before the internal walls be covered? Cheers Allan http://building-our-first-house.blogspot.com/

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ahuang
Jun 30, 2007 10:52 pm
ahuang
clath
clath
1 July 2007

five star rating

five star rating

sorry guys if i gave u the impression my alfresco cost me $684 lol i wish it did. yes it was extra charges to get the 5 star rating thru

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clath
Jul 01, 2007 12:37 am
clath
perryr
perryr
1 July 2007

We're wrapped..

We're wrapped..
VIC

Ha ha ha! :lol: Might make things a bit awkward if I get you involved in our home theatre! Perry

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perryr
Jul 01, 2007 10:41 am
Beetle
Beetle
1 July 2007

Building our new home

Building our new home

I reckon you are right Michelle. At least you can wash the sheers in the machine and hang them on the window to dry (a tip from our last curtain maker). We might also…

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Beetle
Jul 01, 2007 12:04 pm
Beetle
Beetle
1 July 2007

Toy Storage Ideas?

Toy Storage Ideas?
WA

hi perthgirl we have a 4.5 yr old ... I don't think you can ever have too much storage for the toys. we bought 3 of the pine Ikea shelving units (you can use either…

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Beetle
Jul 01, 2007 12:43 pm
ahuang
ahuang
1 July 2007

Triangular block

Triangular block
WA

Heard that the "Fung Shuai" for triangular lands might not be that good??!! For the one next to roundabout, if the road is not wide enough and got busy traffic, it…

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ahuang
Jul 01, 2007 9:24 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
1 July 2007

From Fix Up Stage to completion- What's the time frame

From Fix Up Stage to completion- What's the time frame

We've paid the fix up installment. What is the process/steps to completion. What is expected of us, the builder etc. What do we get apart form…

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ahuang
Jul 01, 2007 9:28 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
1 July 2007

Big beautiful trees

Big beautiful trees

One of our friend's toilet got blocked by tree root, and it was disastrous..... Another client of AllCastle whose house was close to a huge gum tree forgot to ask for…

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ahuang
Jul 01, 2007 9:50 pm
ahuang
Andrej
Andrej
2 July 2007

How old are the people who are building new homes

How old are the people who are building new homes
1, 2, 3

I bought the first house when I was 27 years old. And demolished it 6 months later. :D

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Andrej
Jul 02, 2007 3:08 am
mek
mek
2 July 2007

Porter Davis or Meletis homes

Porter Davis or Meletis homes
VIC

We're at lock up - PMd you.

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mek
Jul 02, 2007 9:07 am
mek
sneakersss
sneakersss
2 July 2007

Fencing

Fencing

Thanks cookie. Probably just wait then because I suppose August isn't too far away. Just going to make sure all the window furnishing is up so we don't get any peeping toms. Hehe

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sneakersss
Jul 02, 2007 10:52 am
sneakersss
perryr
perryr
2 July 2007

How many homes?

How many homes?

Building houses is like having kids - you always swear "never again", but it keeps happening. Perry

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perryr
Jul 02, 2007 5:43 pm
BaysideBuilder
BaysideBuilder
2 July 2007

Decided not to go with builder - based on this forum?

Decided not to go with builder - based on this forum?
VIC

I haven't ruled a builder out because of what I've read here, but have given some builders a closer look because they regularly get good feedback... All builders will…

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BaysideBuilder
Jul 02, 2007 7:47 pm
BaysideBuilder
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
2 July 2007

heywood 28 extended postformed benchtop

heywood 28 extended postformed benchtop
VIC

Hi Clath I know you have had your appointment already, but thought you may still like some before and after pics of our laundry. There are some update pics on my…

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uncle_ant
Jul 02, 2007 11:17 pm
uncle_ant
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
3 July 2007

How big is your block?

How big is your block?
1, 2, 3, 4

728m2

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Perth_Euro
Jul 03, 2007 11:58 am
ahuang
ahuang
3 July 2007

Outdoor area - what would you do?

Outdoor area - what would you do?

I love alfresco, so if it's mine, I will extend the roof and get a huge alfresco at the back. If the meal/study is a bit dark, just install a few of those roof light thing…

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ahuang
Jul 03, 2007 1:39 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
3 July 2007

water tank - noisey pump

water tank - noisey pump

Don't…

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ahuang
Jul 03, 2007 5:29 pm
ahuang
miagi
miagi
3 July 2007

Plumbers and electricians

Plumbers and electricians
1, 2

OK i agree, get several quotes and compare, be aware the cheapest doesnt always mean the best as in everything. But again, it is illegal for any one other than a…

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miagi
Jul 03, 2007 8:41 pm
ahuang
ahuang
3 July 2007

Site Costs + Finance

Site Costs + Finance

Be careful though, site cost might not be fixed due to various reasons. Mostly due to conditions underground, e.g. rocks. Therefore most buider list that as "provisioning"…

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ahuang
Jul 03, 2007 10:07 pm
ahuang
Michelle
Michelle
4 July 2007

Messy Corner Brickwork??

Messy Corner Brickwork??
1, 2, 3

You don’t need to justify your opinions 3xb……and neither do we….. This is an open forum, user be warned! That’s my opinion on public forums; if someone…

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Michelle
Jul 04, 2007 10:49 am
Michelle
perryr
perryr
4 July 2007

Soil tests and surveys

Soil tests and surveys

Look up your local directory or yellow pages for "Geotechnical Engineers". There are usually quite a few listed - and shop around! Costs vary, and I've heard…

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perryr
Jul 04, 2007 4:26 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
4 July 2007

Stumps or slabs

Stumps or slabs

Hi Peter - well I grew up in QLD - so to me stumps are typically timber or steel posts that hold upthe house. My small dwarf walls (stumps) are like little foundation…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 04, 2007 5:48 pm
Yak_Chat
fojean
fojean
4 July 2007

PD, Contract and 3% deposit...

PD, Contract and 3% deposit...
VIC

Thanks for the info..... Am aware of that and it makes it 'attractive' to go through Choice considering that like yourself we are staying with my current…

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