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Forg
Forg
18 June 2013

Rawson Homes Suppliers Bonus

Rawson Homes Suppliers Bonus
NSW

Thread From The Dead! The people we're (most likely) building with have had the same "bonus" / "special" for 18 months at the least. I don't know how it qualifies as a…

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Forg
Jun 18, 2013 8:08 am
macmanluke
macmanluke
17 June 2013

boundary survey

boundary survey
SA

that would be nice

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macmanluke
Jun 17, 2013 10:46 pm
cinder
cinder
17 June 2013

Moving overhead phone line to underground

Moving overhead phone line to underground
VIC

Sorry, no idea which forum this belongs in. As we're doing a knockdown/rebuild, we wondered if we could take the opportunity to move the phone line from overhead to…

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cinder
Jun 17, 2013 10:24 am
cinder
The How To Studio
The How To Studio
17 June 2013

Building a small home on a tight budget

Building a small home on a tight budget
NSW

I agree with the other posts and you should be able to build your home for your budget. Allow about $1,500-$1,800 per M2 of average standards. Your idea of saving on…

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The How To Studio
Jun 17, 2013 9:43 am
The How To Studio
BrownKokonut
BrownKokonut
17 June 2013

!Do we pay invoice even when theres defects in the build?

!Do we pay invoice even when theres defects in the build?
VIC

I was thinking since I've raised an issue that 7 days does not apply but perhaps a clause in the contract would still obligate me to pay them . just wondering what is the…

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BrownKokonut
Jun 17, 2013 1:06 am
ref_kt
ref_kt
17 June 2013

security options for a corner house

security options for a corner house
WA
1, 2

Dogs and good lighting are the best deterrents. If it was me and I was that concerned I would be looking at motion activated lights, monitored silent alarm (Police will…

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ref_kt
Jun 17, 2013 12:06 am
ref_kt
bashworth
bashworth
16 June 2013

Easements are allowed in 900mm setback?

Easements are allowed in 900mm setback?
NSW

If the pipe is 600mm deep in a 1.2m easement the zone of influence is all within the easement. That means a foundation at the edge of the easement can be at existing…

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bashworth
Jun 16, 2013 6:21 pm
bashworth
radiuz
radiuz
16 June 2013

Double storey home - L/W foam/polystyrene for first floor?

Double storey home - L/W foam/polystyrene for first floor?
VIC

We built a 2 storey custom home and have eps foam cladding on the upper storey and a mix of face brick and render on the lower level. Advantages of foam cladding is that…

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radiuz
Jun 16, 2013 4:13 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 June 2013

Comdain Homes

Comdain Homes
VIC

Be careful with reputation. Why? I deal with disreputable things done by reputable builders almost daily. Good reputation is just the starting line then it…

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building-expert
Jun 16, 2013 2:18 pm
building-expert
Renovation Bloke
Renovation Bloke
16 June 2013

Opinions on Comdain/Englehart/Glenvill?

Opinions on Comdain/Englehart/Glenvill?
VIC

I think Glenville are the cheaper of the three. Enlglehart are well known at the high end of the market and all three should provide excellent…

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Renovation Bloke
Jun 16, 2013 2:13 pm
Renovation Bloke
Renovation Bloke
16 June 2013

Why we chose Urbayne Homes

Why we chose Urbayne Homes
VIC

Nice design as with many of the Urbayne plans. We went with Sekisui House a Japanese builder Lots of light and well thought out plans using all available space so well

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Renovation Bloke
Jun 16, 2013 1:55 pm
Renovation Bloke
Renovation Bloke
16 June 2013

If I could, I would build with....

If I could, I would build with....
VIC
1, 2

OK None of those builders appeal so I would have to say "OTHER". We have built 5 Homes to live in and many investment properties. We also have friends that have built with…

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Renovation Bloke
Jun 16, 2013 1:49 pm
animal
animal
16 June 2013

Handover approaching - damaged spa bath - what to do??

Handover approaching - damaged spa bath - what to do??
QLD

Unfortunately, this is going to be one you have to fight. During your meeting, raise it, tell them you want it rectified to an as new. When you get home from your…

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animal
Jun 16, 2013 10:10 am
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
16 June 2013

Drop Edge Beam Query

Drop Edge Beam Query
NSW

The charge for our drop edge beams was $11,800 and extra fill cost $7,600. I have no idea of the area or amount of concrete used but can tell you the side of the house is…

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grumblebum54
Jun 16, 2013 9:47 am
grumblebum54
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
15 June 2013

Is "Planning Approval" required in Monash Council

Is "Planning Approval" required in Monash Council
VIC

From the Monash council site: Is A Permit Required for Residential Development? SINGLE DWELLINGS Approval for construction, extensions or alterations to single…

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Bluesuede
Jun 15, 2013 10:41 pm
Bluesuede
building-expert
building-expert
14 June 2013

Something's not right. Private Building Inspector?

Something's not right. Private Building Inspector?
VIC

It's not that simple Robbie1950 We frequently find serious issues missed by building inspectors, try my blog for examples.

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2013 10:58 pm
building-expert
Brizz
Brizz
14 June 2013

Granny Flat Builder in Sydney

Granny Flat Builder in Sydney
NSW

Try Affordable Portables...wife works there and reckons they are pretty good.... Cheers

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Brizz
Jun 14, 2013 9:51 pm
forest2012
forest2012
14 June 2013

2 storey builds - who installed your antenna and when?

2 storey builds - who installed your antenna and when?
NSW

Ours was an extra arranged through the builder's electrician, costing an additional $450

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forest2012
Jun 14, 2013 8:35 pm
nicolarcher19
nicolarcher19
14 June 2013

Building with Home Group Wa

Building with Home Group Wa
WA

I haven’t and from the comments I’ve read, I’m kinda interested with them. But my friend already contacted ABC Granny flats.

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nicolarcher19
Jun 14, 2013 1:17 pm
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nicolarcher19
Jun 14, 2013 1:10 pm
cinder
cinder
14 June 2013

Melbourne property: North vs. West

Melbourne property: North vs. West
VIC

When we were thinking about buying land, we looked at quite a few new estates. Mernda was one of the few estates I felt had some soul and wan't just a flat, sparse area…

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cinder
Jun 14, 2013 12:42 pm
cinder
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
14 June 2013

Our Plunkett build Mandurah

Our Plunkett build Mandurah
WA

How's everything coming along for you? It's been a little quiet. :)

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Serialbuilder
Jun 14, 2013 7:54 am
Serialbuilder
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
13 June 2013

Surely this should be fixed?

Surely this should be fixed?
VIC

we have almost the same setup but the swivel spout is in the corner and the mixer is central to the end of the bath. this way you can lean your head back over the edge of…

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xxkatxx
Jun 13, 2013 2:57 pm
kats_meow
kats_meow
13 June 2013

Looking for a builder in an established inner west (Melb)

Looking for a builder in an established inner west (Melb)
VIC

Make sure you speak to someone who has had direct experience with the builder you are looking at and do not just rely on the builder giving you a client to speak with or…

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kats_meow
Jun 13, 2013 1:54 pm
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felicity01
Jun 13, 2013 1:13 pm
felicity01
hachy
hachy
13 June 2013

Stupid question regarding council approval for those in SA

Stupid question regarding council approval for those in SA
SA

3 stages for council approval *development plan consent * building rules consent …

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hachy
Jun 13, 2013 12:53 pm
hachy
Moore
Moore
13 June 2013

New home DYI ideas please

New home DYI ideas please
WA

thanks for the reply, was thinking no one was going too :( yeah I agree with you about the lighting, Im thinking wall lighting to highlight the wall feature . I agree with…

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Moore
Jun 13, 2013 11:40 am
newhomehunter
newhomehunter
13 June 2013

OH&S charges for new home building

OH&S charges for new home building
VIC

I got the breakup of OH&S charges from the sales consultant includes the following Sediment Control Temp fencing Site Toilets Crossover protection to existing…

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newhomehunter
Jun 13, 2013 9:26 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 June 2013

Frosted windows???

Frosted windows???
SA

Thank you for your help. I have also researched on the net and found that if the windows are bedrooms they do not need to be frosted due to the…

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ECOECO
Jun 12, 2013 5:42 pm
ECOECO
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meowsy
Jun 12, 2013 3:12 pm
meowsy
Darcy27
Darcy27
12 June 2013

Advice on order/process for loans, signing contracts, etc

Advice on order/process for loans, signing contracts, etc
WA

Hi Everyone, It's my first post!!!! We are at the designing stage with a few companies at the moment, for our planned demolition and rebuild project, Perth NOR. Our…

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Darcy27
Jun 12, 2013 12:11 pm
Novice8
Novice8
12 June 2013

So annoyed - just a little vent

So annoyed - just a little vent
NSW

Handover was slated for December 19. I can kiss that goodbye now and pay dead rent for 5 weeks over the Xmas break. Oh the joy!

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Novice8
Jun 12, 2013 11:15 am
Lurgen
Lurgen
11 June 2013

Commitment Issues....

Commitment Issues....
VIC

Fixed price house and land solves some of the problem but not all. Electrical and colours can add tens of thousands of unpredictable costs to your home. The builders are…

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Lurgen
Jun 11, 2013 10:48 pm
Lurgen
bcalfi
bcalfi
11 June 2013

Bamboo Flooring or Timber???

Bamboo Flooring or Timber???
NSW
1, 2

I agree you always here more about bad stories anyway on the floor things we have solid jarrah floating floors which have been down for more than 15 years the jarrah is on…

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bcalfi
Jun 11, 2013 10:12 pm
bcalfi
lejothomas
lejothomas
11 June 2013

Any good or bad comments about 21st Century Homes?

Any good or bad comments about 21st Century Homes?
VIC

Hi, How did you go. I am now planning to build our home at Wodonga. Lejo

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lejothomas
Jun 11, 2013 9:28 pm
Althom
Althom
11 June 2013

What to look out for during handover

What to look out for during handover
NSW

Take a portable spotlight with you to check the walls for quality of plastering. the lights the builders put in are not good enough to pick up rough patches, faults, runs etc

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Althom
Jun 11, 2013 6:54 pm
Althom
jlgal1
jlgal1
11 June 2013

Somerfield Estate Stage 17

Somerfield Estate Stage 17
VIC

I'm a 17 I theory, LMI rejected by due to Cultural Heritage significance of stage 17. Anyone have a home loan with LMI in stage 17?

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jlgal1
Jun 11, 2013 6:35 pm
BellaButterfly
BellaButterfly
11 June 2013

Anyone Building in Brown Hill Ballarat

Anyone Building in Brown Hill Ballarat
VIC

We are building in the Albert Park Estate. The first time we went up there to view the land almost nothing was sold but when we went back last Wed to hand over our deposit…

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BellaButterfly
Jun 11, 2013 4:35 pm
BellaButterfly
captainb
captainb
11 June 2013

Soil and slab classes

Soil and slab classes
VIC

Thanks for your reply. Actually the site costs included in our contract specify all classes up to and including P class, so it wouldn't cost us any more whichever they…

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captainb
Jun 11, 2013 4:05 pm
elle
elle
11 June 2013

Building Order and Timeframe

Building Order and Timeframe
WA

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help. Just after a guide on what happens where prior to the slab going down. We sent deposit through on the 22/04/13. So far we have…

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elle
Jun 11, 2013 3:55 pm
Taylor22
Taylor22
11 June 2013

Like feedback on Simonds Homes in Adelaide

Like feedback on Simonds Homes in Adelaide
SA

Hi pen state, I've built with simonds and there are more people on my blog who have also built with them. We built at Seaford meadows and dealt with Hayden for our design…

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Taylor22
Jun 11, 2013 2:02 pm
Taylor22
as79ak
as79ak
11 June 2013

Electricity Meter

Electricity Meter
NSW

Thank you kaykens :) I have just called King and Lewis and they were supposed to have it installed for us in April however it was missed apparently even though we paid for…

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as79ak
Jun 11, 2013 11:37 am
Forg
Forg
11 June 2013

complying development

complying development
NSW

There may be things with the build which the council has to get involved with, depending on what & where you're building ... with ours, which is a knockdown/rebuild, we…

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Forg
Jun 11, 2013 10:02 am
hannahzoe83
hannahzoe83
10 June 2013

Ambrosia Estate

Ambrosia Estate
VIC

Hi Luckylux, we are building in Jupiter Crescent with Simonds and the only issue we've had is that our bath went missing, but they can't be sure it was specifically stolen…

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hannahzoe83
Jun 10, 2013 11:00 pm
hannahzoe83
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
10 June 2013

Our SH build - Moving in, woo hoo!

Our SH build - Moving in, woo hoo!
NSW
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Looks fantastic!! Love your pendant lights :)

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HomeAngels
Jun 10, 2013 8:44 pm
HomeAngels
Megs25
Megs25
10 June 2013

tiles - ceramic v porcelain etc

tiles - ceramic v porcelain etc
SA

oh ok. understandable. can you get porcelain tiles that aren't rectified? we were going to go 600x600 but then thought it would look weird with only 1 and a half tiles…

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Megs25
Jun 10, 2013 3:14 pm
LouiseLawson27
LouiseLawson27
9 June 2013

Eden Brae - My First Home The Lawson 24

Eden Brae - My First Home The Lawson 24
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Hi, Dearheart. How is all the unpacking going? Are you happy with the end result?

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LouiseLawson27
Jun 09, 2013 8:58 pm
jcbissor
jcbissor
9 June 2013

Third Garage

Third Garage
WA

Thanks guys :) Have a meeting at 1pm today getting our drawings and estimations back, we will ask then - our sales rep is gonna hate us lol. Saw your window frames…

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jcbissor
Jun 09, 2013 12:46 pm
jcbissor
Jan Howley
Jan Howley
9 June 2013

Thinking about building Kit House

Thinking about building Kit House
NSW

Thanks for that - yes, I've just started to do a rough sketch of what I'm after. This is based on what I've seen, which bits I liked and those that I didn't. Plus my own…

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Jan Howley
Jun 09, 2013 12:26 pm


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