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landlubber
landlubber
21 January 2015

New Home Grant Extension-NSW

New Home Grant Extension-NSW
NSW

Thanks osinode. I did do this back in June and received an extension. OSR was really helpful on this and they approved it really fast. They actually rang me after I sent…

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landlubber
Jan 21, 2015 3:33 pm
D_rail
D_rail
21 January 2015

HELP! Advice Required Regarding Quotation For Siteworks

HELP! Advice Required Regarding Quotation For Siteworks
WA

No problems. Just to follow up, some builders will provide accurate site works and some won't. It takes a little bit of coercion at times but at the end of the day, if…

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D_rail
Jan 21, 2015 11:51 am
PerthAussie2014
PerthAussie2014
21 January 2015

Front door not centered - advice needed please

Front door not centered - advice needed please
WA

The door would be offset like that for maneuverability clearance. If you can imagine for a sec how you stand when you open the front door of your current house, how many…

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PerthAussie2014
Jan 21, 2015 8:30 am
jeff1018
jeff1018
21 January 2015

NORTH KELLYVILLE :: EDEN PARC ESTATE :: MYLES CR / CURTIS RD

NORTH KELLYVILLE :: EDEN PARC ESTATE :: MYLES CR / CURTIS RD
NSW
1, 2, 3

hi all... i am currently building in this area... question is what form of internet do people have in this area... i have done some checks with internet providers and…

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jeff1018
Jan 21, 2015 7:51 am
solrak
solrak
20 January 2015

Re: Commodore Homes, Whiteman Edge: Retaining Wall

Re: Commodore Homes, Whiteman Edge: Retaining Wall
WA
1 ... 40, 41, 42

So this is the forum to be in now the Whiteman Edge site has closed

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solrak
Jan 20, 2015 7:09 pm
solrak
Crazyk
Crazyk
20 January 2015

Rock excavation not included in contracts

Rock excavation not included in contracts
ACT

How did you go with arguing or getting details for your actual PS?

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Crazyk
Jan 20, 2015 4:05 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
20 January 2015

What do I need to do before I sign a building Contract? VIC

What do I need to do before I sign a building Contract? VIC
VIC

Can someone advise what evidence needs to be provided with provisional sum reconciliation? I know they need to show receipts, but how can they prove the actual variance…

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Crazyk
Jan 20, 2015 4:02 pm
Crazyk
stellabella
stellabella
20 January 2015

Updates from builder

Updates from builder
VIC

When we built our house (2012/13), our builder gave us weekly updates every Friday. We had a 'vip login' to their website, which took us to our own page - photo updates…

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stellabella
Jan 20, 2015 2:51 pm
stellabella
firsthome2
firsthome2
20 January 2015

BASIX and site costs

BASIX and site costs
NSW

Hi, I just received a tender, was charder about 33K for BASIX and non site specific cost. I have a 2M slope, so the site specific cost was 57K. Are these reasonable?…

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firsthome2
Jan 20, 2015 12:36 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
20 January 2015

Building Contract - Please Share Your Experience.

Building Contract - Please Share Your Experience.
QLD

If your not going to read it, at the very least ask them if they have modified, changed or added anything to the Std HIA (which I assume) contract that your…

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Crazyk
Jan 20, 2015 11:11 am
Crazyk
johngon79
johngon79
20 January 2015

Can anyone recommend a good building inspector in Sydney

Can anyone recommend a good building inspector in Sydney
NSW

We are looking to hire a building inspector to do the inspection for lockup and handover. Can anyone please recommend a building inspector based in Sydney West? Someone…

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johngon79
Jan 20, 2015 5:37 am
johngon79
johngon79
20 January 2015

Swapping stages of construction

Swapping stages of construction
NSW

Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts.

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johngon79
Jan 20, 2015 5:32 am
tristyn1989
tristyn1989
19 January 2015

Aussie Living Homes - Ellenbrook - Handover Done

Aussie Living Homes - Ellenbrook - Handover Done
WA
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Aircon is now connected as of 5 minutes ago so ill be a lot cooler. Im sorting my room out today, ive almost left it to last because of the…

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tristyn1989
Jan 19, 2015 3:00 pm
vfa1
vfa1
19 January 2015

Architect in Sydney's South Eastern Suburbs

Architect in Sydney's South Eastern Suburbs
NSW

Hi, I’m looking to design my own home and trying to source an affordable reliable architect in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Does anyone have any positive experiences…

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vfa1
Jan 19, 2015 1:13 pm
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
19 January 2015

About elephants and fleas

About elephants and fleas
VIC

Branko... you know the story of my build from being around the forum long enough and so we don't need to say any more about the quality of supervision on my site! :D

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tlblhayward
Jan 19, 2015 12:56 pm
tlblhayward
Martinu
Martinu
19 January 2015

Noisy steel?

Noisy steel?
1, 2

Hi we recently moved into an existing 2 story steel framed house that is about 12 years old. The floor was known to creak and we assumed the flooring material needed…

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Martinu
Jan 19, 2015 4:22 am

This is the plan i have gone for, the Mandalay 26 I have made quite a…

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dalemightypies
Jan 19, 2015 1:01 am
insider
insider
18 January 2015

Understanding soil tests

Understanding soil tests

Yes typical western suburbs basalt soil profile Class" H2" normally, the photo is from harpley estate in werribee. Floaters are round rocks in the soil,not bedrock and can…

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insider
Jan 18, 2015 8:41 pm
insider
keltay
keltay
18 January 2015

Moroka Colour Choices - HELP

Moroka Colour Choices - HELP
NSW

Hi We are building with eden brae and I have found the hardest decision is the Moroka colour choice. We are thinking Taubmans - coach house, Lariat, Sandbank or Tudor…

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keltay
Jan 18, 2015 6:41 pm
Jashwin
Jashwin
18 January 2015

Edmondson Park

Edmondson Park
NSW

Hi saroj I am still waiting for further packages to be released in that area is that in village square

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Jashwin
Jan 18, 2015 3:09 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
18 January 2015

Passive Solar design your views plz

Passive Solar design your views plz
NSW
1, 2

Here's a Simulation for Air flow through a front window .. I wont go thru the specific details and verification, But I will say in this simulation they were Coupled…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 18, 2015 10:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
BeeBee70
BeeBee70
18 January 2015

Finished builds - what would you do differently?

Finished builds - what would you do differently?
QLD
1, 2

Hi, I would have used a different builder (coming on to 2 years since we signed Building Contract, and ALL delays are fault of Building Company). Probably use a small…

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BeeBee70
Jan 18, 2015 3:08 am
BeeBee70
BeeBee70
BeeBee70
18 January 2015

Building New Home in Perth

Building New Home in Perth
WA

Hi, Just joined this Forum and interested to know if anyone is currently building, or has recently finished building, a House in Perth? Interested to know experiences,…

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BeeBee70
Jan 18, 2015 1:57 am
BeeBee70
sharata
sharata
18 January 2015

Building a new home - suggestions.

Building a new home - suggestions.
VIC

Hi, We are looking at building our first home in Plumpton area, west of Melbourne - any suggestions on builders and building advice?

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sharata
Jan 18, 2015 1:26 am
Shayne-Livingstone23
Shayne-Livingstone23
17 January 2015

PGH Bricks- Mocha Colour

PGH Bricks- Mocha Colour
NSW

Wow Shayne you've done a great job of capturing the mocha! Lovely brick. We built with EBH in 2013, used mocha. Very happy with our choice,…

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Shayne-Livingstone23
Jan 17, 2015 8:37 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
17 January 2015

Not happy with house plan? Happy with budget?

Not happy with house plan? Happy with budget?
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Congratulations on the fourth. Gonna be very busy for you and your family!

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PEARZ
Jan 17, 2015 4:00 pm
PEARZ
aimees88
aimees88
17 January 2015

Building new house in Providence Wellard

Building new house in Providence Wellard
WA

Our house won't be ready until May/June but it's looking quite good so far. Yes we will have security screens, an alarm and hopefully a big dog and diligent/helpful…

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aimees88
Jan 17, 2015 3:41 pm
aimees88
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
17 January 2015

Site Drainage, responsibility?

Site Drainage, responsibility?
NSW
1, 2

And I am still trying to have my builder resolve my drainage issues all these years later..... Approaching 2 years after contacting Vcat.

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Slab Heave Recipient
Jan 17, 2015 1:40 pm
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
17 January 2015

P class slab and H2 slab with Extras

P class slab and H2 slab with Extras
VIC

If you want to look at a 'here's one I prepared earlier' scenario's I am in 3030 with identical situation. Save yourself $000's and see what not to do.

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Slab Heave Recipient
Jan 17, 2015 1:24 pm
tj9630
tj9630
17 January 2015

Site Costs H1-P

Site Costs H1-P
QLD

Yea.. I wasn't sure about the nets... We did get extra deep pierings towaRds the front of the house to negate the root system.. I'll have to look up the standards...…

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tj9630
Jan 17, 2015 11:45 am
dalemengel
dalemengel
16 January 2015

suggestion of rendering colour for windspray colorbond

suggestion of rendering colour for windspray colorbond
WA

I went shale grey with woodland grey feature posts. They mix the paint to match the colorbond shale grey colour. A lot of grey, but all different shades and complimemt…

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dalemengel
Jan 16, 2015 10:17 pm
enquirer
enquirer
16 January 2015

Sloping Block Builders

Sloping Block Builders
VIC

Leigh is now continuing to rip people off working for a company called SJD homes people beware.

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enquirer
Jan 16, 2015 8:26 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 January 2015

Redink SOR rear build - screen doors?

Redink SOR rear build - screen doors?
WA
1 ... 40, 41, 42

Nah we never ended up fiddling and they don't seem to have got much better after a years worth of use. We thought they would wear in but nope! Doesn't really bother us now…

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xxkatxx
Jan 16, 2015 8:15 pm
Mondeo
Mondeo
16 January 2015

HUNT CLUB Smart Community-Telstra Velocity--Costs..

HUNT CLUB Smart Community-Telstra Velocity--Costs..
VIC
1, 2

Hi Guys, I know this is an old thread but we just bought in The Hunt Club and I had some questions about how your smart wiring went ?

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Mondeo
Jan 16, 2015 5:56 pm
Mondeo
insider
insider
16 January 2015

Picking a builder based on slab type?

Picking a builder based on slab type?
QLD

Big builders should be able to change from a waffle to a conventional type slab.The engineer will give them a slab design and any concreter worth his salt should be able…

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insider
Jan 16, 2015 4:34 pm
insider
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 January 2015

Same price for deck

Same price for deck
NSW

My builder charged about $350/m2 LESS for decked areas - both covered and un-covered. Leksie, the more I see/read of what you post about your…

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Leksie5000
Jan 16, 2015 3:11 pm
MRS_TLG
MRS_TLG
16 January 2015

Does this look normal?

Does this look normal?
VIC
1, 2

That's a shameful state for everyone involved in your build, inspection, and approval process. Did you say that your site supervisor is a nice…

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MRS_TLG
Jan 16, 2015 2:11 pm
kifaya
kifaya
16 January 2015

How long did it take to complete your landscaping?

How long did it take to complete your landscaping?
NSW

We've got an interim occupation certificate. NAB has helpfully advised that "Most Customers have their landscaping completed within two months of handover" and "the…

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kifaya
Jan 16, 2015 10:08 am
kifaya
joea
joea
16 January 2015

Building Marriott 32 with Simonds in Point Cook

Building Marriott 32 with Simonds in Point Cook
VIC

Good choice. My parents build the exact same layout with Simonds. I really like it. Some feedback from them when I asked them what they would change: - Bigger Laundry.…

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joea
Jan 16, 2015 7:05 am
joea
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
15 January 2015

Guide with Building new house with Burbank

Guide with Building new house with Burbank
VIC

Def a building inspector and apparently a min of 3 stages but the more the better. I can only afford 3 at this point. However with my contract I didn't get any third…

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EmmaW84
Jan 15, 2015 2:43 pm
MezariOz
MezariOz
15 January 2015

building consultant recommendations - kellyville NSW

building consultant recommendations - kellyville NSW
NSW

Hi all, Can you please offer up some names for consultants you've either used and been satisfied with, or have heard good things about to inspect my build. It's our first…

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MezariOz
Jan 15, 2015 12:49 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
15 January 2015

Demolition companies that service the Sutherland Shire

Demolition companies that service the Sutherland Shire
NSW

most of them go all around and travel far and wide. Here's a post I put up a while ago with the ones I contacted for…

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yvonneh
Jan 15, 2015 9:54 am
joea
joea
14 January 2015

VIC Independent Building Inspectors Recommendations

VIC Independent Building Inspectors Recommendations
VIC

Hi there we are currently using Darbecca...both David and Darren just fantastic and very thorough. Pay on time and receive a…

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joea
Jan 14, 2015 8:14 pm
joea
Extreme
Extreme
14 January 2015

Best spot for NBN terminal? + WHO DOES CAT 6 CABLING?

Best spot for NBN terminal? + WHO DOES CAT 6 CABLING?
SA
1, 2

We have a two story house and added extra cat6 downstairs to our lounger area at a later date. its in a cavity wall but it can still be done...…

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Extreme
Jan 14, 2015 1:37 pm
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emsimpson
Jan 14, 2015 12:01 pm
emsimpson

We were in the same situation and switched from a 300mm shower arm to a 600mm shower arm. I was worried about overspray and aesthetics. Our shower is not installed yet so…

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IvyC
Jan 14, 2015 11:35 am
IvyC
EmmaW84
EmmaW84
14 January 2015

Buildling with Burbank Cyan 2800

Buildling with Burbank Cyan 2800
VIC

Look up Things You Forget - Summary.... it is very comprehensive. We also doubled our power points in most rooms, put a tap behind fridge, put a gas point in alfresco...

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EmmaW84
Jan 14, 2015 9:37 am
joea
joea
14 January 2015

Does Lock Up Stage include the Garage itself?

Does Lock Up Stage include the Garage itself?
VIC

I stood my ground and now they have stopped chasing me for the payment. tlblhayward, it is in Schedule 4 on my contract. Yours must be different…

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joea
Jan 14, 2015 8:42 am
joea


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