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datdat
datdat
5 June 2014

Anyone heard of Better Built Homes ?

Anyone heard of Better Built Homes ?
NSW

Anyone? Just had a friend told me about it.

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datdat
Jun 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Anyone who has built / building with Allworth Homes at Oran?

Anyone who has built / building with Allworth Homes at Oran?
NSW

Hi All, i have just started building with Allworth Homes at Oran Park and would like to share some ideas, feedback etc that may help me along the build process. Please…

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Southcct Oranpark
Jun 05, 2014 4:20 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 June 2014

Water Tanks & Basix

Water Tanks & Basix
NSW

I take it that you are with a project builder. What happens with most is they have low base prices because they anticipate profits from variations and other mark ups.…

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SaveH2O
Jun 05, 2014 11:58 am
SaveH2O
OliviaT
OliviaT
5 June 2014

Builder having cashflow problem, what to do?

Builder having cashflow problem, what to do?
VIC

Hi there, Unfortunately your problem is not uncommon. Without having the full information that I require in order to fully advise you I suggest the following: 1. stop…

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OliviaT
Jun 05, 2014 11:41 am
OliviaT
xfitzyx
xfitzyx
4 June 2014

Can anyone recommend CELEBRATION HOMES?

Can anyone recommend CELEBRATION HOMES?
WA

Started the process with Celebrations in October, waiting for titles which came around Christmas time last year, Slab down late Jan, handover is next month, all finished.…

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xfitzyx
Jun 04, 2014 9:45 pm
brettbert
brettbert
4 June 2014

Looking to buy land near Wollongong and build with Masterton

Looking to buy land near Wollongong and build with Masterton
NSW

I don't know the site costs but those blocks are on quite a slope. Split level may be the best option or multiple split levels. Why are you choosing masterton? There is a…

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brettbert
Jun 04, 2014 9:24 pm
brettbert
lmille32
lmille32
4 June 2014

PCI

PCI
WA

Nothing made of plaster is unfixable. Dig you get an independent building inspector? If you're worried about anything at all, you should.

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lmille32
Jun 04, 2014 8:28 pm
lmille32
lmille32
lmille32
4 June 2014

Builder won't include LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CLAUSE, what now?

Builder won't include LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CLAUSE, what now?
SA

That seems d0dgy. If you're confident you can complete the house within the nominated time frame then you shouldn't be worried about the clause because it will never…

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lmille32
Jun 04, 2014 8:18 pm
lmille32
AnnaGEM
AnnaGEM
4 June 2014

Changes to Approved DA...what will fly?

Changes to Approved DA...what will fly?
NSW

We've had a DA approval for over a year now. Originally we were adding a 150sqm "extension" to the existing 60sqm dwelling and making it one. Now it seems like we may be…

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AnnaGEM
Jun 04, 2014 4:18 pm
AnnaGEM
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Builder 13
Jun 04, 2014 11:37 am
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
4 June 2014

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

So long as that is the natural slope as you have indicated, not only do you not have to pay a single cent for their wall, but their wall must be built so that it doesn't…

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MadamImAdam
Jun 04, 2014 8:22 am
MeAndZeph
MeAndZeph
4 June 2014

Project builder and installing my own kitchen sink

Project builder and installing my own kitchen sink
NSW

Agree JB1 - As SP77 says, I understand builders margins etc, but this one just seems out of whack with reality. I'm wondering if a majority of the variation cost is for…

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MeAndZeph
Jun 04, 2014 12:19 am
Loir
Loir
3 June 2014

Porter Davis Marina 42 Who has built one

Porter Davis Marina 42 Who has built one
VIC

Hi Yes I'm building the marina 42, starting in July. How is your build going? Finished?

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Loir
Jun 03, 2014 11:01 pm
Lorri
Lorri
3 June 2014

Trying to build on a slope

Trying to build on a slope
WA

Leighton it's a pity you dont build in tassie, seems like no one can be found on the net for steep blocks lol. Well we got a quote from Wilsons and they said they would…

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Lorri
Jun 03, 2014 10:25 pm
Lorri
Snowflake
Snowflake
3 June 2014

Spring Farm, Mirvac/Ayre anyone else there?

Spring Farm, Mirvac/Ayre anyone else there?
NSW
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I have cracks on some tiles and some doggy tile cutting around cornices. A small chip on my mirror, some bubbling on my roof and some paint touch ups needed but other than…

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Snowflake
Jun 03, 2014 7:29 pm
Snowflake
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
3 June 2014

Building envelope

Building envelope
VIC

Have you had any answers yet? If not, the developer should answer your questions directly, perhaps in conjunction with the council. I guess the dog run is another…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 03, 2014 4:55 pm
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MrsT12
Jun 03, 2014 3:05 pm
MrsT12
Nat84
Nat84
3 June 2014

140 Days to Build with McDonald Jones

140 Days to Build with McDonald Jones
NSW

I can assure you though, this beginning phase dragggggs on and on. We were pegged on day 20 of being on the construction list, then our site didn't get scraped until…

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Nat84
Jun 03, 2014 1:48 pm
Nat84
LaceyM
LaceyM
3 June 2014

swimming pool safety gadget

swimming pool safety gadget
VIC

i'm Just reading how it says it operates, It states it monitors change in the water level, not the surface of the water.. two different things.

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LaceyM
Jun 03, 2014 1:35 pm
LaceyM
Prickle
Prickle
3 June 2014

Building IN SW WA Margaret River

Building IN SW WA Margaret River
WA

Hi Spong, I hear you completely! We have had a fire assessment done and a rating of BAL 19 is where we are at. We found out our block being closer to the ocean is more…

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Prickle
Jun 03, 2014 11:51 am
AntAndAmy
AntAndAmy
3 June 2014

Has anyone built with McMaster homes in Ballarat recently?

Has anyone built with McMaster homes in Ballarat recently?
VIC

Hi Building In Ballarat, We have bought land in the Apple Orchard Estate. We are still going through the process of choosing a builder. It'll either be Classic, B&P or …

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AntAndAmy
Jun 03, 2014 11:39 am
insider
insider
3 June 2014

Class of Build Sites

Class of Build Sites
WA

Hi, I just received my soil test results and its really confusing, they came up as "P: Due to presence of fill"…

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insider
Jun 03, 2014 7:32 am
insider
insider
3 June 2014

Soil test P with E class slab

Soil test P with E class slab
VIC

2. In the site specific recommendations - the following was mentioned - Excavation difficulties - Rock or floaters were encountered at shallow depth in fill (800-1600 mm).…

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insider
Jun 03, 2014 7:18 am
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Vonnie11
Jun 03, 2014 7:12 am
IssyandOzzy
IssyandOzzy
2 June 2014

Questions about Tiles: floor to ceiling, colour combo etc

Questions about Tiles: floor to ceiling, colour combo etc
WA

Deluxes: I agree with you 100% on everything that you've said.. You've given me the confidence to do it.. I did try to google it but it didn't help.. I'm gonna follow your…

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IssyandOzzy
Jun 02, 2014 10:49 pm
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Serialbuilder
Jun 02, 2014 8:15 pm
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
2 June 2014

Calling all AVELINGERS!!

Calling all AVELINGERS!!
WA

Haha Jaceb, ours took from 10th October to Xmas eve :), bit longer than a week

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Serialbuilder
Jun 02, 2014 8:14 pm
Serialbuilder
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Shambini
Jun 02, 2014 7:33 pm
Shambini
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
2 June 2014

NBN Installers

NBN Installers
VIC

the bare minimum that the builder is required to install, by law, is a lead-in conduit and 2 GPO at the inside of garage wall. This is enough for NBN contractors to do an…

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MadamImAdam
Jun 02, 2014 2:28 pm
bpratt
bpratt
2 June 2014

Doing own site works

Doing own site works
QLD

Be aware that your project builder will warn you that if it isn't done to their specifications they will have to re do it all at additional expense. This to me was…

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bpratt
Jun 02, 2014 9:24 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
2 June 2014

Slab party

Slab party
WA

Good to see you asking the important questions! We had a block party I also had a block party, only I did not arrange it. The Block…

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Beetaloo
Jun 02, 2014 8:48 am
Beetaloo
twiggens
twiggens
31 May 2014

D&A -Landsdale build with Summit - more pics :)

D&A -Landsdale build with Summit - more pics :)
WA
1 ... 44, 45, 46

whoops sorry have been MIA for quite a while! Nope that is hubby's electrical, he's just been so flat out he's left the not so important bits until last. 6 month…

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twiggens
May 31, 2014 11:52 am
twiggens
bashworth
bashworth
30 May 2014

Contract signing

Contract signing
VIC

You will find quite a lot of advice at this link: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2013/05/contract-meeting/

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bashworth
May 30, 2014 11:15 pm
bashworth
brissyguy
brissyguy
30 May 2014

Independent Inspectors in Brisbane?

Independent Inspectors in Brisbane?
QLD

Hi guys, Yep that Simonds in brissy is me and we are indeed using Jim's building inspections. We're paying $350/visit for 3 visits (frame, lockup(pre plaster), PCI). I…

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brissyguy
May 30, 2014 9:54 pm
yazgc
yazgc
30 May 2014

Coral Homes

Coral Homes
QLD

We're building a Daydream 30 if you want info check out my thread :) viewtopic.php?f=31&t=71270 Only thing that took a fair while and kept getting pushed back was when we…

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yazgc
May 30, 2014 9:43 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 May 2014

Plantation homes - terrible experience so far

Plantation homes - terrible experience so far
QLD

We were going to go with Plantation homes and build the Beckham but decided against it... for what it's worth, all builders are going to have to…

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Saint Mike
May 30, 2014 8:59 pm
Saint Mike
onggie
onggie
30 May 2014

Stackstone Installation

Stackstone Installation
NSW

I'm looking at doing this myself once my house has finished being built. This seemed like a good resource. The video at the bottom of then page seemed pretty concise.

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onggie
May 30, 2014 8:22 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2014

Laminex 180fx surfaces

Laminex 180fx surfaces
QLD

Have you searched the laminex FX previous thread? There's some pics there. :Dviewtopic.php?f=16&t=60648&hilit=slate+sequoia

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2014 12:37 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2014

Greenfish build - tube stock one year on

Greenfish build - tube stock one year on
VIC
1 ... 35, 36, 37

Hi GF I found the Burke's backyard article helpful, especially the following: http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsh ... itrus/2132 Citrus pruning It is not necessary…

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2014 11:25 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
30 May 2014

Any advice on negotiating with Henley?

Any advice on negotiating with Henley?
VIC
1, 2

Well - you've done well. We did upgrades with cost changes to reflect initial inclusions too - and this lead to certain reductions overall for the changes - but an…

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Saint Mike
May 30, 2014 9:43 am
Saint Mike
GreatMayor69
GreatMayor69
30 May 2014

Air conditioning systems

Air conditioning systems
WA

I don't have good memories with it. I recentle bought Thermozone® AD 400 A/E/W in http://www.centrumklima.co.uk and it's working…

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GreatMayor69
May 30, 2014 7:39 am

I would like to get a cabinet maker to make this TV cabinet in my new home. does anyone know of one? how much would I be looking at? the space is about 3.7m W x 2.3m H x…

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2-cupcakes-pls
May 29, 2014 10:21 pm
2-cupcakes-pls
navs
navs
29 May 2014

Builder Delays... Is your home taking longer than expected?

Builder Delays... Is your home taking longer than expected?
NSW

Slab down on 12th of September last year and we have been at the lock up stage for a few months now, reeeally wanting that PCI date but the goalpost keeps moving so I've…

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navs
May 29, 2014 10:12 pm
alex_123_in
alex_123_in
29 May 2014

Site cost blowup

Site cost blowup
WA

The size of the house has changed from 280 sq metres (at which point we were quoted the provisional sum) to 295 sq metres. The location hasn't changed.

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alex_123_in
May 29, 2014 6:36 pm
Darali
Darali
29 May 2014

Finance questions

Finance questions
WA

our lender (Bankwest) is requesting quotes for Curtains/Blinds(Appropiate Window Treatment, according to its wording) . We are not really sure about what kind of treatment…

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Darali
May 29, 2014 6:05 pm
Darali
GlennGreaves
GlennGreaves
29 May 2014

Custom Build - Central Coast, How find best builder for us??

Custom Build - Central Coast, How find best builder for us??
NSW

Hi, hope I can get some suggestions from helpful people We are building a custom-designed house on the Central Coast and would like to use a local builder. Our house will…

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GlennGreaves
May 29, 2014 5:59 pm
dsbuild
dsbuild
29 May 2014

Sherridon v Burbank

Sherridon v Burbank
VIC

I suppose the good news is that Burbank seem to fix the problem quickly without any delays??? (Glass half full…

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dsbuild
May 29, 2014 1:40 pm
Skyblues
Skyblues
29 May 2014

Late Completion of Works - Contract Stage

Late Completion of Works - Contract Stage
SA

Hi, I am hoping this thread can attract the experience and opinions of many people as this seems to be the issue that has the potential to cause great headache. We are…

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Skyblues
May 29, 2014 12:05 pm


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