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fojean
fojean
4 July 2007

PD, Contract and 3% deposit...

PD, Contract and 3% deposit...
VIC

Thanks for the info..... Am aware of that and it makes it 'attractive' to go through Choice considering that like yourself we are staying with my current…

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fojean
Jul 04, 2007 7:04 pm
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
2 July 2007

heywood 28 extended postformed benchtop

heywood 28 extended postformed benchtop
VIC

Hi Clath I know you have had your appointment already, but thought you may still like some before and after pics of our laundry. There are some update pics on my…

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uncle_ant
Jul 03, 2007 12:17 am
uncle_ant
BaysideBuilder
BaysideBuilder
2 July 2007

Decided not to go with builder - based on this forum?

Decided not to go with builder - based on this forum?
VIC

I haven't ruled a builder out because of what I've read here, but have given some builders a closer look because they regularly get good feedback... All builders will…

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BaysideBuilder
Jul 02, 2007 8:47 pm
BaysideBuilder
mek
mek
2 July 2007

Porter Davis or Meletis homes

Porter Davis or Meletis homes
VIC

We're at lock up - PMd you.

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mek
Jul 02, 2007 10:07 am
mek
perryr
perryr
1 July 2007

We're wrapped..

We're wrapped..
VIC

Ha ha ha! :lol: Might make things a bit awkward if I get you involved in our home theatre! Perry

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perryr
Jul 01, 2007 11:41 am
pasey25
pasey25
29 June 2007

Flat Block - Laurimar

Flat Block - Laurimar
VIC

lol, I have friends building in Vaucluse with M3tricon hope they don't suffer any nasty fate.

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pasey25
Jun 29, 2007 11:30 pm
pasey25
beegeers
beegeers
29 June 2007

Ashford Homes

Ashford Homes
VIC

Hi We like the pattern Gateway - We were hoping to scale it down to a smaller size. But we have not heard about them at all - We don't know anyone who has built with…

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beegeers
Jun 29, 2007 12:25 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
28 June 2007

Underway!

Underway!
VIC

The faster they go with your house, the closer you are to progress payments. I hope you are still enthusiastic when you are making payment on a…

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vanderlay
Jun 28, 2007 3:23 pm
vanderlay
BaysideBuilder
BaysideBuilder
25 June 2007

Anyone built with New Dimension Homes?

Anyone built with New Dimension Homes?
VIC

Hi all, Wondering if anyone has had any experience - good or bad - building with New…

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BaysideBuilder
Jun 25, 2007 10:52 pm
BaysideBuilder
yvette72
yvette72
25 June 2007

Haggling!

Haggling!
VIC
1, 2

I am building with perry homes they would not discount anything or throw in anything.My parents also were looking to build with perry asked if they could get any discount…

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yvette72
Jun 25, 2007 5:40 pm
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Perth_Euro
Jun 23, 2007 2:39 am
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
22 June 2007

Fascia's complete, Gutters done, roof tiles up!!

Fascia's complete, Gutters done, roof tiles up!!
VIC

Hey... You've got a "lid" for your house. At least your slab might stay a bit drier now!!! Cheers, Mike.

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Firthy_26
Jun 22, 2007 6:01 pm
Firthy_26
perryr
perryr
20 June 2007

The "BEFORE" Pic!

The "BEFORE" Pic!
VIC

nice one - make sure you take lot's a pics as the work progresses. I have a feeling the sheep will be at the other end of the paddock pretty soon. Perry

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perryr
Jun 20, 2007 4:28 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
20 June 2007

Scaffolding and Plumbing...still no roof!! :(

Scaffolding and Plumbing...still no roof!! :(
VIC

Interesting. I am also building a double storey, the frame is about to start being erected tomorrow. And I've just spoke to my supervisor who said the bricks will need to…

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Vlad76
Jun 20, 2007 4:01 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 June 2007

Looks like a house!!

Looks like a house!!
VIC

Ok.....so we get $100 to spend at AV dreams if we win?? I'm tipping it won't get you much :wink: :D Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jun 15, 2007 1:21 pm
Yak_Chat
rellie
rellie
13 June 2007

Valuation problems . . . please advise!!!

Valuation problems . . . please advise!!!
VIC
1, 2

Try HomePath (online branch of Commonwealth) They didn't even do a site inspection! Just lent the money no questions asked ha ha ha! (But they…

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rellie
Jun 13, 2007 11:13 am
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
8 June 2007

Town planning permit and site cost on demolished land

Town planning permit and site cost on demolished land
VIC

Our was complex because we are going to build in a very green protected area with a certain character. We also do not have a builder with experience with such. Ours…

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3timesbuilda
Jun 08, 2007 5:11 pm
3timesbuilda
vanderlay
vanderlay
5 June 2007

Approved!

Approved!
VIC

no, just belongs to the water company.... we arent actually building over the easement, there will just be some fill over it as it is at the lower end of the block. The…

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vanderlay
Jun 05, 2007 6:18 pm
vanderlay
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
5 June 2007

The second part of the storey...

The second part of the storey...
VIC

Cabinfever, I think the 2 go together? 3xb

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3timesbuilda
Jun 05, 2007 9:10 am
3timesbuilda
vanderlay
vanderlay
4 June 2007

We have a start date

We have a start date
VIC

yay....well done! :D We can certainly understand the pleasures of dealing with the good old S.O.Y.R!! But time now for the exciting part! :D

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vanderlay
Jun 04, 2007 4:47 pm
vanderlay
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 11:05 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
Jun 01, 2007 12:27 am
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 12:49 pm
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 9:50 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 4:17 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 10:12 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 11:24 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 10:59 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 10:42 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 8:36 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 4:14 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 2:49 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 6:22 pm
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Stewie
Apr 06, 2007 11:58 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 11:21 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 9:16 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 9:30 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 6:26 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 11:41 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 11:32 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 7:32 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 23, 2007 12:02 am
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 4:12 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 2:55 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 11:32 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 3:58 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 3:22 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 8:23 am
First_Timer_Ray
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guym
Mar 07, 2007 2:56 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 5:07 pm
First_Timer_Ray

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