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mattwalker
mattwalker
1 June 2007

I have a wood....ie

I have a wood....ie
VIC

I went to your myspace last week and couldn't bring myself to click the XXX text link. It felt dirty! :twisted:

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mattwalker
Jun 01, 2007 10:05 pm
mattwalker
Vlad76
Vlad76
31 May 2007

Clarendon homes - Victoria

Clarendon homes - Victoria
VIC

Clarendon assured me today that it's business as usual although they are excited about this announcement. Probably because they might hold some Investa shares. They did…

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Vlad76
May 31, 2007 11:27 pm
aaurora
aaurora
29 May 2007

24 cans of beer =

24 cans of beer =
VIC

Good stuff, it's exciting isn't it! We are at the same stage as you. Do you have to give out a slab of beer? We haven't :oops:

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aaurora
May 29, 2007 11:49 am
aaurora
Michelle
Michelle
28 May 2007

It's finally ours!!!!

It's finally ours!!!!
VIC

Ohh very nice Amber!! I love your other colour choices as well. Can’t wait to see the final results! As I have said before. It was nice to see someone sooo…

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Michelle
May 28, 2007 8:50 pm
Michelle
Vlad76
Vlad76
21 May 2007

Council approvals

Council approvals
VIC

With our council (Bayside) we had to try hard and get the neighbours to sign off just to get to 7m setback from mandatory 9m. Radiculous if you ask me...

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Vlad76
May 21, 2007 3:17 pm
Hennig
Hennig
16 May 2007

Site Costs with Henley

Site Costs with Henley
VIC

Doesn't look like anyone has posted for a while so I am unsure if this will help. I also had a P site with an M-D slab, but as I built with a local builder I wasn't…

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Hennig
May 16, 2007 9:12 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 May 2007

An artists impression

An artists impression
VIC
1, 2, 3

For shelves you might want to check out: www.sharmanshelving.com.au www.affordableshelving.com.au Have bought from both and its very good quality and there are…

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mattwalker
May 15, 2007 10:24 pm
mattwalker
Tam
Tam
9 May 2007

Standard builders Range

Standard builders Range
VIC

I can understand they need to limit their choices. In my case at the selection I was told there was no other option even if I wanted to pay extra! and If I wanted to do…

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Tam
May 09, 2007 9:59 am
Tam
wrzos
wrzos
23 April 2007

Marshall Baker Homes ?

Marshall Baker Homes ?
VIC

I am thinking of building a home with Marshall Baker and wanted to know what is the experience you have had or have with them. Just interested if they deliver what they…

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wrzos
Apr 23, 2007 9:42 pm
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
15 April 2007

Premier Builders

Premier Builders
VIC

Hi Kezzi Sorry but unfortunately that's an area in which I do not have any expertise. One thing though would be to get a second opinion. Earthworks companies or…

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BestBuilder
Apr 15, 2007 7:36 pm
BestBuilder
kasiakm
kasiakm
14 April 2007

Soil Test Report

Soil Test Report
VIC

Go to the post "site cost with Henley" where is a lot about classification of the soil. The choice is simple. You will save money and your slab with be normal - your…

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kasiakm
Apr 14, 2007 3:14 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
12 April 2007

Gateman III Electronic Door Lock

Gateman III Electronic Door Lock
VIC

I also saw these... just read the site, and it comes to mind; what if i brought a butane torch and heated it to over 60°C? hell, in direct aussie…

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mattwalker
Apr 12, 2007 1:49 pm
mattwalker
kezzi7
kezzi7
7 April 2007

Second opinion on soil test/site analysis

Second opinion on soil test/site analysis
VIC

Has anyone sought a second opinion on their soil test and site analysis from one of the large building groups? How would you go about this, how much is it likely to…

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kezzi7
Apr 07, 2007 5:22 pm
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Stewie
Apr 06, 2007 10:58 am
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
5 April 2007

Heywood 25 Porter Davis

Heywood 25 Porter Davis
VIC

I haven't seen the kitchen in question, but in the Met...cons they seem to have the canopy range in the middle with 2 overhead cabinets either side... to me it looked like…

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 05, 2007 10:21 am
First_Timer_Ray
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
4 April 2007

Driveway cross-over change, any advice

Driveway cross-over change, any advice
VIC

G'Day Huey Yes, I am at Claremont Park. Thanks for the advice, it is appreciated. I will get in touch with Villawood after Easter, I have found them good to deal with…

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uncle_ant
Apr 04, 2007 8:16 pm
uncle_ant
leajoh
leajoh
4 April 2007

site costs with Premier builders

site costs with Premier builders
VIC

Hi everyone, we are new to the list. We have found our dream house with Premier and are now planning to build on our block after demolition/relocation of the existing…

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leajoh
Apr 04, 2007 8:30 am
fix my home
fix my home
3 April 2007

Prentice/Glenvill Homes

Prentice/Glenvill Homes
VIC

They are at it again!!! See VCAT Daliy Law list for Wed 4 April 2007. Another victim. When are they going to be stopped?

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fix my home
Apr 03, 2007 5:26 pm
commodorenut
commodorenut
2 April 2007

More info on Epping, Victoria

More info on Epping, Victoria
VIC

We were from interstate, and had no Tag on the car, so we…

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commodorenut
Apr 02, 2007 10:41 pm
commodorenut
perryr
perryr
25 March 2007

Cost Info

Cost Info
VIC

Good stuff - always interested in price lists. Seems to be quite a deal of variation (range) in prices here. Cheers Perry

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perryr
Mar 25, 2007 10:32 pm
shooey
shooey
23 March 2007

GST on building

GST on building
VIC

Oh that makes me feel better, I was kind of worried as the quote didn't state anythign about gst! But what Casa said makes sense, gst inclusive unless it states…

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shooey
Mar 23, 2007 6:32 am
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
23 March 2007

We're off

We're off
VIC

Hope it goes well 3timesbuilder! Look forward to hearing all about it! Regards

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BestBuilder
Mar 22, 2007 11:02 pm
BestBuilder
epiphany
epiphany
22 March 2007

Porter Davis - Site Access

Porter Davis - Site Access
VIC

WoW! :D Usual 5 star standard today in Victoria or (normal minimum) is insulation in exterior walls and ceiling.Internal walls that is between…

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epiphany
Mar 22, 2007 3:12 pm
epiphany
Sallyho
Sallyho
20 March 2007

And now for a positive story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now for a positive story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VIC
1, 2

I am due to commence building with Met ricon in the very near future and it's very re-assuring to hear a positive outcome with some really useful tips (espeacially for a…

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Sallyho
Mar 20, 2007 1:55 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
17 March 2007

Any feedback on Burbank

Any feedback on Burbank
VIC

They forget to tell you guys that they have started building. But I'm definitely sure they won't foger to send you that invoice! :lol:

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sneakersss
Mar 17, 2007 10:32 pm
sneakersss
perryr
perryr
13 March 2007

What is it?

What is it?
VIC

:lol: I saw them in your blog, and assumed they were to hold up the plaster. I always thought they were called plaster holderupperers, rather and watchemecallits. I could…

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perryr
Mar 13, 2007 2:58 pm
vpande
vpande
12 March 2007

poor drainage soil- p class?

poor drainage soil- p class?
VIC

the builder is M'con. sorry it didnt come up in my previous post vp

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vpande
Mar 12, 2007 2:22 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
8 March 2007

Keogh Homes

Keogh Homes
VIC

Hi Guym They appear to have a website... www.keoghhomes.com.au Have added them to BB. Let us know how you get on! Regards

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First_Timer_Ray
Mar 08, 2007 7:23 am
First_Timer_Ray
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guym
Mar 07, 2007 1:56 pm
guym
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
2 March 2007

temporary fencing

temporary fencing
VIC

I guess my point is that I don't have an issue paying for it, or having it - as long as it's serving it's purpose. Yes the council requires it, but I doubt the council is…

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First_Timer_Ray
Mar 02, 2007 4:07 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Vlad76
Vlad76
28 February 2007

Negotiating with a Building Company

Negotiating with a Building Company
VIC

The cost of building is definitely going up, That's no rocket science. But as far as negotiating with companies goes, from my experience it's not possible. You can, as…

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Vlad76
Feb 28, 2007 4:34 pm
Amber
Amber
28 February 2007

That's not what I thought it would be .....

That's not what I thought it would be .....
VIC

Hey Dani, We ended up going with 'Old Maple Blaze'. My concern now is that the render colour I chose (to match the bricks and the roof tiles) may not look so good…

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Amber
Feb 28, 2007 12:27 pm
Amber
Dani_J
Dani_J
26 February 2007

A question about Retaining Walls...

A question about Retaining Walls...
VIC

Hi everyone! I am new to the forum but have been a 'guest' for some time - reading all your helpful advice - so thank you! :D We are almost finished building. Our…

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Dani_J
Feb 26, 2007 1:26 pm
grime
grime
13 February 2007

porter davis structural changes

porter davis structural changes
VIC

PD will not do structural changes after signing contract. In fact you can be sitting there ready to sign the contract and they will not do structural…

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grime
Feb 13, 2007 5:54 pm
grime
ausdesign
ausdesign
9 February 2007

Fixture stage

Fixture stage
VIC

Raj, the long & the short of it is that if the stage IS completed then you will be in breach of the contract if you don't pay within the number of days stipulated in your…

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ausdesign
Feb 09, 2007 7:04 am
ausdesign
Amber
Amber
8 February 2007

Building Costs

Building Costs
VIC

Hi Ray, Re the 5 star rating in Vic .. when you start upgrading features, just be very aware that a lot of things do effect the star rating. We got caught out big time…

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Amber
Feb 08, 2007 11:16 am
Amber
epiphany
epiphany
18 January 2007

House and Land Packages

House and Land Packages
VIC

We had friends who were looking at a house & land package with PD but I honestly couldn't see any advantage to it except you'd only have one lot of finance to deal…

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epiphany
Jan 17, 2007 11:27 pm
epiphany
romellj
romellj
24 December 2006

Building a New House

Building a New House
VIC

G'day, We are planning to build our first house in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. We have looked at a few of the builders and we closing down onto three at the…

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romellj
Dec 24, 2006 7:03 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
20 December 2006

To build or not to build???

To build or not to build???
VIC

Hi Eimee, These look like nice homes. Are you based in Australia? Which state? What would something like the 4 bedroom Cape cost as presented on your web site…

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3timesbuilda
Dec 20, 2006 1:40 pm
3timesbuilda
creatit
creatit
10 December 2006

Info regarding Henley Builders

Info regarding Henley Builders
VIC

Hi Best Builder, We are building in a new suburb out on the North East of Melbourne. Initially the paperwork to get through all of the contract variations and planning…

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creatit
Dec 10, 2006 11:26 am
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
10 December 2006

How much research?

How much research?
VIC

One thing someone was telling us recently was that if you want to vary something to the standard inclusions, eg the Taps, then often the builder only deals with certain…

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BestBuilder
Dec 10, 2006 9:53 am
BestBuilder
bunoluvas
bunoluvas
6 December 2006

Pre Contract Signing tips

Pre Contract Signing tips
VIC

We can add a couple of things to the list... In relation to the electrical plan. Make sure that a few of the "100" people who look at it are actually electricians. …

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bunoluvas
Dec 06, 2006 2:47 pm
Michelle
Michelle
5 December 2006

Vandalism on building site

Vandalism on building site
VIC

If I were your builder I would not touch the broken windows till just before you moved in. No use fuelling the fire! I can’t believe it… as a kid we got up to…

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Michelle
Dec 05, 2006 9:08 pm
Michelle
ausdesign
ausdesign
2 December 2006

How many piers??

How many piers??
VIC

Why would PD do a second soil test ?? Where they unhappy with the first one ?? Why do they like the second one better than the first one ??

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ausdesign
Dec 02, 2006 5:38 pm
ausdesign
sneakersss
sneakersss
2 December 2006

Questions regarding Tender and Contract Appointments

Questions regarding Tender and Contract Appointments
VIC

Care to share about who you built with and the issues your brother had with PD?

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sneakersss
Dec 02, 2006 11:43 am
sneakersss
ausdesign
ausdesign
26 October 2006

Moving the drivway location??

Moving the drivway location??
VIC

If it is a major consideration in the layout of your proposed home, discuss it with your local councils planning dep't before commiting yourself to any building co. It…

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ausdesign
Oct 26, 2006 10:29 pm
ausdesign
Dimmy
Dimmy
17 October 2006

Positive Building Experiences

Positive Building Experiences
VIC

Zenithconstructions, I just love the colour of those kitchen cabinets in the October 5 post. I've been searching everywhere for a neutral colour which isn't just the…

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Dimmy
Oct 17, 2006 11:55 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
Touchingcloth
Touchingcloth
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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Touchingcloth
Sep 22, 2006 7:08 pm
Touchingcloth
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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