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Dobly
Dobly
21 April 2006

Zego (concrete blocks)

Zego (concrete blocks)
NSW

mmm... it does look interesting.. I am curious about it too. The video on the site helped in expaining the system. Made it all look rather easy. (note, they…

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Dobly
Apr 21, 2006 9:20 am
Shane
Shane
8 May 2006

Lets get this 'Building a New House' section started!

Lets get this 'Building a New House' section started!
NSW

I’ve posted a few times on this site, but I have been absent for a while. Now that I have returned I find this thread a pleasant surprise. If you are looking to build in…

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Shane
May 08, 2006 4:34 pm
Shane
mek
mek
19 May 2006

Green smart house

Green smart house
VIC

G-B, my mistake, the website you mentioned is actually the main one where I got info from. Will read your blog when I can get a spare minute.

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mek
May 19, 2006 2:04 pm
mek
mek
mek
8 June 2006

Transportable Homes

Transportable Homes

Hi davo, did you mean home that was removed somewhere else? If yes, I have a couple of companies jotted down (as we are trying to get rid of our house) so let me know if…

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mek
Jun 08, 2006 1:48 pm
mek
ozken
ozken
13 June 2006

Need some help with stage 1 (Base Stage)

Need some help with stage 1 (Base Stage)

But , please realise that there is no allowance made here for poor weather conditions, and do not forget the "curing " of the concrete.. Ken... :) :) :)

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ozken
Jun 13, 2006 11:22 pm
builda
builda
24 June 2006

Windows Installed Before or After Rendered House?

Windows Installed Before or After Rendered House?

Yes, mandatory to install them first. Sometimes they are left out for a short time but only if the job has to continue and they are'nt ready from the manufacturer but a…

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builda
Jun 24, 2006 1:45 pm
builda
mek
mek
30 June 2006

Finding a design

Finding a design
QLD

Thanks for that - done!

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mek
Jun 30, 2006 2:24 pm
mek
wander25m
wander25m
1 July 2006

Soil classification and implication

Soil classification and implication
QLD

Great thanks for your response builda, No I haven't signed any building contract, so I am just tinkling between the ideas of getting it done myself, or squeeze a litte…

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wander25m
Jul 01, 2006 9:15 pm
goboy
goboy
11 July 2006

Building time

Building time
QLD

Hi all. Just thought I give you my experience. We signed up in October 2005 and will be moving in next week!!!! From the time we signed up in October, the slab wasn't…

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goboy
Jul 11, 2006 9:34 pm
builda
builda
14 July 2006

Anyone building in the NSW Fairfield Council area???

Anyone building in the NSW Fairfield Council area???
NSW

In Melbourne some councils charge an 'open air contribution' for unit developments which is supposed to pay to provide more public open space because you nasty developers…

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builda
Jul 14, 2006 8:30 am
builda
mek
mek
28 July 2006

house position

house position

Hi Budwah, I hope this will help you (chapters 3 and 4). http://www.seav.sustainability.vic.gov. ... p#chapter3 Quick rules are: living areas to face north, bedrooms to…

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mek
Jul 28, 2006 12:24 pm
mek
Australian5Star
Australian5Star
8 August 2006

Insulation assistance ?

Insulation assistance ?
VIC

Hi Micky, Builders ask me about doing the course and the time involved to do a rating and they have decided against doing the course because of the time it takes to do…

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Australian5Star
Aug 08, 2006 10:49 am
Australian5Star
Alf Flamin' Stewart
Alf Flamin' Stewart
8 August 2006

Block slope... the fun begins

Block slope... the fun begins

With all due respect, this is not an option for the home handyman and if you don't know what you are doing then you are better off paying someone…

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Alf Flamin' Stewart
Aug 08, 2006 10:03 pm
builda
builda
10 August 2006

Scaffolding

Scaffolding

Yes, the hidden costs of building...welcome to my world! You could easily spend $10,000 for scaffold on a two storey 300 square metre home - that add up to an easy $33.00…

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builda
Aug 10, 2006 3:05 pm
builda
alto
alto
13 August 2006

Alto's new home

Alto's new home

a couple more…

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alto
Aug 13, 2006 7:29 pm
KingLeo
KingLeo
17 August 2006

Building on the Mornington Peninsula

Building on the Mornington Peninsula
VIC

Hi King Leo (your royal highness ???), If you require a few quotes from quality builders in your local area we can definately help! We have about 5 local builders down…

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KingLeo
Aug 17, 2006 9:42 pm
Michelle
Michelle
29 August 2006

Site Works

Site Works
WA

I would defiantly threaten legal action with these guys! Even if you don’t go ahead it…it will tell them you mean business. Look into the company see what you can…

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Michelle
Aug 29, 2006 7:59 pm
Michelle
Nervous 1st timer
Nervous 1st timer
30 August 2006

Advise please - 2months to handover - what to start?

Advise please - 2months to handover - what to start?

Hi all, Michelle - thanks for your advise. I will have to decide on light fittings soon and get quotes from electricians. 3timesbuilda - thanks for your advise as…

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Nervous 1st timer
Aug 30, 2006 11:15 pm
builda
builda
1 September 2006

Do You need Plasterboard or plastering contractors??

Do You need Plasterboard or plastering contractors??
VIC

You should register on http://www.bangitup.com.au because the only people that call are the ones that want a plasterer. Fees for it are…

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builda
Sep 01, 2006 8:05 am
builda
js
js
3 September 2006

Stumps or slab???

Stumps or slab???

Hi, We have had the same dilema and decided to go with bearers and joists because we wanted a wooden floor and it allows us more flexibility. In the future should we…

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js
Sep 03, 2006 11:50 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
7 September 2006

Demolishing permit + building permit

Demolishing permit + building permit
VIC

I have heard about this not needing a permit for certain developments such as decking. Can you point me in the right direction as to where I can research this further? Is…

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3timesbuilda
Sep 07, 2006 3:12 pm
3timesbuilda
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
11 September 2006

Full Brick Construction

Full Brick Construction

Full brick is more expensive because: a) Bricks are more expensive than timber b) Brickies are more expensive laying brick-by-brick than carpenters erecting a pre-fab…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 11, 2006 11:09 am
Guest
13 September 2006

Second house on the same block, what to do?

Second house on the same block, what to do?

Junk3569, this type of developement is very common & yes if you're not experienced in the building industry or source the correct advice there is a good chance of getting…

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Guest
Sep 13, 2006 3:56 pm
mek
mek
18 September 2006

URGENT HELP REQUIRED PLEASE!! HERMITAGE HOMES

URGENT HELP REQUIRED PLEASE!! HERMITAGE HOMES
VIC

You need to ask for what you want, and make everything clear, there's lots of room for misunderstanding and assumptions, especially when it comes to inclusions.

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mek
Sep 18, 2006 8:06 pm
mek
zenithconstructions
zenithconstructions
22 September 2006

Builder's insurance

Builder's insurance
VIC

In the process of getting quotes for building a home in Victoria. Have been told by one builder that our quote also includes builder's insurance…

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zenithconstructions
Sep 22, 2006 9:21 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
22 September 2006

Building prices / square in tassie

Building prices / square in tassie
TAS

Hi miagi, That seems quite steep per square - most project builders in melbourne seem to be in the $4500 to $6000 per square. They do of course have the luxury of bulk.…

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3timesbuilda
Sep 22, 2006 1:55 pm
3timesbuilda
Guest
22 September 2006

Using an agent to oversea the build

Using an agent to oversea the build
VIC

Hi all :D , Firstly I'd like to say that having stumbled across this forum, I think it's a great place for to centralise ideas/experiences realting to contruction.…

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Guest
Sep 22, 2006 7:08 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
27 September 2006

Energy Ratings for new homes

Energy Ratings for new homes
VIC

Mek, the print out is 4 pages. 1 page is a 'compliance report' which lists the critical features of the design. The owner & builder sign this to state there are no…

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ausdesign
Sep 27, 2006 5:42 pm
ausdesign
OurLoveShack
OurLoveShack
9 October 2006

Burbank Complete

Burbank Complete

Take my advice, take the plans to another builder and go with them, otherwise youre just going to have heaps of…

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OurLoveShack
Oct 09, 2006 8:24 pm

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