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epiphany
epiphany
27 September 2007

Community Infrastructure (Upkeep of Estate) Costs??

Community Infrastructure (Upkeep of Estate) Costs??
VIC
1, 2

We're in Berwick Springs & got charged a fee as well...can't remember exactly how much now but it was in the 400-ballpark. But it was a once-off &, to be honest, I look…

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epiphany
Sep 28, 2007 12:54 am
epiphany
rerob1
rerob1
29 September 2007

Is it wrong.....

Is it wrong.....
WA

We drive around looking at houses ALL the time...(great for when bubs is sleeping!) we have taken a couple of pictures of particular bricks we like but only with the…

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rerob1
Sep 29, 2007 11:47 pm
rerob1
rellie
rellie
30 September 2007

House and Land Packages

House and Land Packages

We are currently building a with PD and chose one of their house and land packages. They had around 15 blocks of land in the estate we had chosen of varying sizes…

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rellie
Sep 30, 2007 10:26 am
Michelle
Michelle
30 September 2007

Project vs contract builder?

Project vs contract builder?

We are building in Brisbane and went with a private builder over a project builder, and it was the best decision we made. It really wasn't that…

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Michelle
Sep 30, 2007 10:56 am
Michelle
matt walker
matt walker
1 October 2007

Final Working Drawings and air transfer systems

Final Working Drawings and air transfer systems

LOL!! One of my favourite sayings... Money cant buy you happiness but it can buy you a helicopter to take you to where happiness is!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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matt walker
Oct 01, 2007 2:01 pm
matt walker
Cooper
Cooper
1 October 2007

A couple of questions

A couple of questions
1, 2

We have decided to leave this bit of land as we don't want to alter the house...so will wait for more land to be released in the area...then build our house WITH EAVES!!!!!

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Cooper
Oct 01, 2007 5:47 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
2 October 2007

Porch decking

Porch decking

I would not do that, due to the need for airflow to ensure you do not get moisture damage. You can do away with the bearers, but not the joists.

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Adrian B
Oct 02, 2007 10:00 am
Adrian B
commodorenut
commodorenut
2 October 2007

Water Meter

Water Meter

I'll say! Never seem to hear about this problem in Sydney.....

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commodorenut
Oct 02, 2007 10:08 am
commodorenut
Rodda
Rodda
2 October 2007

A picture extravaganza!

A picture extravaganza!
VIC
1, 2

My double sliders do close pretty well, although I need to give them some minor adjusting after nearly 3 years of my kids bouncing off them every now and…

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Rodda
Oct 02, 2007 11:23 am
Rodda
ahuang
ahuang
2 October 2007

How to get payment of 'Late Completion Damages'

How to get payment of 'Late Completion Damages'
QLD

Have you calculated how many raining days in that past X months during your constructions? Also, depending on the contracts, like in ours the builder added a clause saying…

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ahuang
Oct 02, 2007 12:43 pm
ahuang
epiphany
epiphany
3 October 2007

Cupboard under the stairs

Cupboard under the stairs

My chickens sleep in the cupboard under the stairs. Yes, really. They're too little (& it's too cold) for them to sleep outside yet, so they sleep in a cage under…

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epiphany
Oct 03, 2007 1:34 am
epiphany
vpande
vpande
3 October 2007

advice on skirting boards / architraves

advice on skirting boards / architraves

try requesting them to 'lightly tack' the skirtings. M has agreed on that but they were not happy to raise the skirtings. My old house has quad everywhere and i hate it..…

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vpande
Oct 03, 2007 4:24 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
3 October 2007

A new record for Carlisle Homes...

A new record for Carlisle Homes...
1, 2

Hell hath no fury, like a woman (oops i meant a Matt) scorned.... :lol: Go for it, whatever gets you the result you desire. As long as you get the house soon though!!!!

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PhoenixStar
Oct 03, 2007 4:45 pm
PhoenixStar
Rodda
Rodda
3 October 2007

Paraline clotheslines: wall mounted or ground mounted?

Paraline clotheslines: wall mounted or ground mounted?

We've got a wall mounted one - missus really likes it. I mounted it for her height (she's 5' 3") which means I either have to hunch a little when I'm doing the washing…

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Rodda
Oct 03, 2007 9:28 pm
Rodda
Hennig
Hennig
3 October 2007

Noggins falling down, falling down.....

Noggins falling down, falling down.....

Beckaz is on the money. If the noggings that are missing/loose are located at the ends of the walls, or at the wall junctions, there is no need to worry. It is a…

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Hennig
Oct 03, 2007 9:51 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
4 October 2007

henley home builders

henley home builders
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi kdee, any updates on how the house is going? Haven't heard from you in a while, hope your situation has improved????? Let us know... :D

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PhoenixStar
Oct 04, 2007 1:02 pm
PhoenixStar
Vlad76
Vlad76
4 October 2007

Purchasing a block of land in an older developed area

Purchasing a block of land in an older developed area
1, 2

One thing I am sure your friends…

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Vlad76
Oct 04, 2007 6:32 pm
Casa2
Casa2
5 October 2007

Beetle’s environmentally friendly house

Beetle’s environmentally friendly house
1, 2

DeeElle, You may want to look at this topic as it looks like yoou and Beetle are using the same system. Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Oct 05, 2007 9:35 am
Vlad76
Vlad76
5 October 2007

What will happen to the Cl*rendon?

What will happen to the Cl*rendon?
1, 2

Moral to the story: Don't pay a cent until you know all details regarding the contract. To inform you of effectively no penalty for being late…

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Vlad76
Oct 05, 2007 3:06 pm
epiphany
epiphany
6 October 2007

Porter Davis' WENTWORTH

Porter Davis' WENTWORTH
VIC

Aaaah...it's not…

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epiphany
Oct 06, 2007 12:06 pm
epiphany
matt walker
matt walker
8 October 2007

Carlisle Homes - more issues...

Carlisle Homes - more issues...
VIC
1, 2

Allan, Its not the builder fault as the electrical work was authorised afterwards (seperately) by me. They are under no obligation to fix it at all. My point was…

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matt walker
Oct 08, 2007 12:01 pm
matt walker
arkraider
arkraider
8 October 2007

Subject to land settlement

Subject to land settlement

Hey there sunchaser.... Lyndurst, wouldn't be the same place as ours by chance would it??? Check the blog..... looks like at the least we will be neighbors of the same…

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arkraider
Oct 08, 2007 2:18 pm
arkraider
milt
milt
8 October 2007

Architect/Draftperson for plans

Architect/Draftperson for plans

MJ, We are having a friend do our plans and i also had the plans qouted elsewhere, these are the commercial figures we ended with for a 34sqr double story…

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milt
Oct 08, 2007 10:22 pm
Catty
Catty
9 October 2007

3D Homes in Melbourne

3D Homes in Melbourne
VIC

If someone doesn't have a website i am always sceptical, but that could just be me having too much of a reliance on the internet!! Find out how many years they have…

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Catty
Oct 09, 2007 2:27 pm
brittany
brittany
9 October 2007

The finished product - Adenbrook home 'Lakewood'

The finished product - Adenbrook home 'Lakewood'
QLD

Wow another awesome house - all you girls are nearly finished - and wow at the end results!

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brittany
Oct 09, 2007 6:08 pm
brittany
Vlad76
Vlad76
10 October 2007

Carlisle Homes - even more issues...Updated Tuesday 9th Oct

Carlisle Homes - even more issues...Updated Tuesday 9th Oct
VIC
1, 2

Builders that look after their customers will still be in business in 10 years time. Those that don't will die a slow business…

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Vlad76
Oct 10, 2007 1:30 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
11 October 2007

Not so smart

Not so smart
WA

our part of the estate is wired up for fibre optic already its just a matter of whether or not you want to use it. It would have just been cheaper if it could have been…

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off2theburbs
Oct 11, 2007 4:55 pm
ahuang
ahuang
12 October 2007

NICE DESIGN….?

NICE DESIGN….?
NSW

Michelle, We planned to have something similar... but instead of the houe, we are thinking of using it for the retaining walls at the back and the fence at the…

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ahuang
Oct 13, 2007 12:00 am
ahuang
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
12 October 2007

Pipes that don't line up

Pipes that don't line up
WA

AH excellent so they arn't as silly as i thought they were :D

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off2theburbs
Oct 13, 2007 12:46 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 October 2007

Basix Commitment

Basix Commitment
NSW

DQQ, Do you think the basix and it's variations across the veriosu states, are really that good an objective? From my understanding these specs were all a bit "hip…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 13, 2007 9:53 am
Yak_Chat
Catty
Catty
13 October 2007

Power points

Power points
WA

They were missing a few things with our electrical and it turned out that they had given the wrong plan to the electrition. My SM said "oh yeah, well that happens…

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Catty
Oct 13, 2007 10:25 pm
vpande
vpande
14 October 2007

Alfresco's and law suits...

Alfresco's and law suits...
VIC

This must be one of their ways to be in the 'limelight' just to get more sign-ups during pre-xmas so as to fill their'waiting lists' post x-mas... Another desparate sales trick.

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vpande
Oct 14, 2007 9:08 am
rerob1
rerob1
14 October 2007

Home building blogs - links for lazy people.

Home building blogs - links for lazy people.
VIC

Thanks Matt, this is soooooooooo much easier than looking up everyones blogs, and I do love keeping up to date with peoples progress - sticky nose that I am!!

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rerob1
Oct 15, 2007 12:02 am
rerob1
commodorenut
commodorenut
14 October 2007

WHILE BUILDING YOUR HOME….

WHILE BUILDING YOUR HOME….
NSW

Gee, we've had our share of them in the reno work at the old place.... Usually I do everything myself, but there are times when a tradie legally has to be called in for…

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commodorenut
Oct 15, 2007 12:09 am
commodorenut
devank
devank
15 October 2007

External colour advice

External colour advice

That's right. Black roof. Cream Gutters (generally people chose black) Maroon or dark red Fascias (that's something new. We thought it would give some…

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devank
Oct 15, 2007 5:04 pm
devank
Michelle
Michelle
15 October 2007

Who can build our dream home?

Who can build our dream home?

Milly…..in all honesty…..I would take your dream home to a building draftsman. He will be able to put all your ideas together and show you the end result with his…

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Michelle
Oct 15, 2007 8:31 pm
Michelle
Casa2
Casa2
15 October 2007

Mortar Joints

Mortar Joints

Thanks.

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Casa2
Oct 15, 2007 9:26 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
16 October 2007

Calculating Specifications

Calculating Specifications

Hi kfc, i would recommend, that if you are building from scratch, you start with what YOU would like to have in YOUR home and work from there. The builders will have…

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PhoenixStar
Oct 16, 2007 10:58 am
PhoenixStar
aaurora
aaurora
16 October 2007

Yardbirds Metal Art

Yardbirds Metal Art

hehe, they are cute!

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aaurora
Oct 16, 2007 12:39 pm
aaurora
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
16 October 2007

Need help from Jasmin

Need help from Jasmin

Hey allan - I'm here! I simply recommended a method for documenting all the issues/variations that happen in the building process - so that the document can then be…

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stonecutter1309
Oct 16, 2007 12:43 pm
stonecutter1309
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 October 2007

Looking for suggestions from experts

Looking for suggestions from experts
VIC

From my experience with the Chase development if the crossover is not in yet then you can ask to have it wherever you like (within guidelines). Even if the crossover is…

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mattwalker
Oct 16, 2007 6:58 pm
mattwalker
Emi
Emi
16 October 2007

Simonds or Porter Davis

Simonds or Porter Davis
VIC

We built with Porter Davis and we had a few issues and found their customer service to be lacking big time. We have a few friends that are building with Simonds in the…

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Emi
Oct 16, 2007 7:35 pm
Zozomiester
Zozomiester
16 October 2007

Has anyone built with RPC? QLD

Has anyone built with RPC? QLD
QLD

Hi All, We are looking at building in Queensland on the sunshine coast and were looking at a building company called RPC (Real Property Construction.) Has anyone had…

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Zozomiester
Oct 16, 2007 7:57 pm
Michelle
Michelle
16 October 2007

Opinion Needed on Poor Mortar Work

Opinion Needed on Poor Mortar Work
1, 2

Duracell Battery……that’s you Ash…..he just keeps going! :lol: Or is that Ever-ready???

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Michelle
Oct 16, 2007 10:46 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
17 October 2007

Preparation for the Brickies

Preparation for the Brickies

thanks for that Allan, the first time i posted the picture was tiny so i went huge! michelle, there isn't a slab underneath, just dirt…

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Michelle
Oct 17, 2007 11:29 am
Michelle
ahuang
ahuang
17 October 2007

Start again or proceed?

Start again or proceed?

I know I'm undercapitalising a bit, but the block cost $380k, my neighbour's house is nothing flash (2 story, red brick + tile, no internal…

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ahuang
Oct 17, 2007 12:12 pm
ahuang
DuckyQuackQuack
DuckyQuackQuack
18 October 2007

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS
VIC
1, 2

It's funny, even AV Jennings who was massive all those years ago, died and was re-born, but in a smaller scale... Must be careful, they are…

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DuckyQuackQuack
Oct 18, 2007 6:40 pm
DuckyQuackQuack
Michelle
Michelle
18 October 2007

Choosing a house plan

Choosing a house plan

What I calculate cost per sm I use the internal living area is that correct? Correct! Some charged 1-2k to do up a once off design for the…

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Michelle
Oct 18, 2007 8:34 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
18 October 2007

Newbie needs help!

Newbie needs help!
QLD

Jet - my house is on a pretty sloping block and my neighbours whole house is the same height as my lower level. So I enjoy lots of nice sunlight in the morning while they…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 18, 2007 10:13 pm
Yak_Chat

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