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vanderlay
vanderlay
14 September 2007

Update - Fixing Stage + Some inside painting 13/9

Update - Fixing Stage + Some inside painting 13/9
VIC

You mentioned:"Ensuite: (the different colour drawers should match well when everything finished -they dont now!!) " If they don't match now, how…

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vanderlay
Sep 14, 2007 11:03 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
vanderlay
13 September 2007

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis

Help needed on Hamilton29 Porter Davis
VIC

I believe "YSSIM" built the hamilton. Perhaps PM her and hopefully she can help you out.…

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vanderlay
Sep 13, 2007 4:58 pm
vanderlay
ahuang
ahuang
11 September 2007

Henley in Melbourne

Henley in Melbourne
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

I've cut and paste a section I posted on a different thread here on **** and workmanship quality. Insist on the same quality as the display,…

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ahuang
Sep 11, 2007 6:27 pm
ahuang
ahuang
ahuang
10 September 2007

Site Costs Question

Site Costs Question
VIC

Depending on your engineering report, you might not need concrete piers. If you look at Helen's blog (http://tandtheoz.blogspot.com/), you will see that they used a…

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ahuang
Sep 10, 2007 11:31 am
ahuang
Arc
Arc
8 September 2007

Rebates on standard inclusions

Rebates on standard inclusions
VIC

I've come to the conclusion your going to get screwed no matter what you do or who you build with. It concerned me a lot to begin with but once you accept it things are a…

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Arc
Sep 08, 2007 10:48 pm
rellie
rellie
4 September 2007

building issue..

building issue..
VIC
1, 2

You are such a tease :P :lol: Looking forward to the pics !!! When our…

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rellie
Sep 04, 2007 12:46 pm
vpande
vpande
4 September 2007

Builders that will design or modify plans heavily

Builders that will design or modify plans heavily
VIC

we found the floorplan closest to our requirement on the web (m'kon Nolan 44) and requested minor changes ( 2 way powder room with added shower) they were the only ones…

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vpande
Sep 04, 2007 8:50 am
Michelle
Michelle
31 August 2007

Stainless Steel kickplates in PD colour selections

Stainless Steel kickplates in PD colour selections
VIC

Go the BRUSHED……anything! It’s a better wearing surface. Hate to tell you though, Formica is now owned by Laminex……I don’t think there will be that much…

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Michelle
Aug 31, 2007 11:06 am
Michelle
Casa2
Casa2
31 August 2007

Late Start Date Fee Incured - Porter Davis

Late Start Date Fee Incured - Porter Davis
VIC

ahaung, $2500 to $3000 every few months translates to about 10% per annum. Building costs are not going up that much. You can get price statistics from the…

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Casa2
Aug 31, 2007 10:37 am
ahuang
ahuang
29 August 2007

Building On The Boundary Line

Building On The Boundary Line
VIC

In Sydney, council will inform all your neighbours about your application details before approval. If it's the same for your area, I think the neighbour probably forgotten…

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ahuang
Aug 29, 2007 10:29 pm
ahuang
PatP
PatP
28 August 2007

NSD Homes

NSD Homes
VIC

ok. We got a "pre-plaster" inspection. We will get at least another on completion. The overall assessment was that the frame was "of good quality". The list below…

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PatP
Aug 29, 2007 12:32 am
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
28 August 2007

Building inspectors

Building inspectors
VIC
1, 2

Contact the HIA office in Canberra - they should have a list of recommended people

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mudtrilogy
Aug 28, 2007 4:21 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
28 August 2007

Building with Henley at The Chase in Berwick

Building with Henley at The Chase in Berwick
VIC
1, 2

Hi Mike, no problem with that. You r not the first though, so it's ok. (Long story.....) Will definitely toot & wave if we see you & the family at your block when we…

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PhoenixStar
Aug 28, 2007 3:35 pm
PhoenixStar
Stewie
Stewie
27 August 2007

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection

Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection
VIC

Thanks Allan. I didn't know that the protection was installed AFTER completion of home. Cheers Stewie

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Stewie
Aug 27, 2007 10:41 am
clath
clath
26 August 2007

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!

Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!
VIC

lyn i have gone for wattyl chalk beigh as the main interior color for my house goes nice with greens and reds saw the color in the display house which i have chosen to…

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clath
Aug 27, 2007 12:58 am
clath
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 August 2007

Bedroom locations for young children

Bedroom locations for young children
VIC
1, 2

Something I see as being missed here is the emotional abandonment a young child (typically up to age 4) feels if it is seperated from it's mother. There is a an…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 26, 2007 7:34 pm
Yak_Chat
perryr
perryr
24 August 2007

PD Site costs

PD Site costs
VIC

Thought I's share some good news for a change, as I've been pretty vocal with the bad stuff in the past. We had our Tender appointment yesterday and our site costs came…

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perryr
Aug 24, 2007 8:55 am
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
23 August 2007

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders

Recommended Melbourne Home Builders
VIC

Dear Amber27 Although many builders are yet to be reviewed, I thought the current top ranking builders on BB might provide some assistance to you: Current Home…

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BestBuilder
Aug 24, 2007 12:39 am
BestBuilder
eimaj
eimaj
23 August 2007

We got plastered!

We got plastered!
VIC

Looking good Vanderlay

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eimaj
Aug 23, 2007 7:19 pm
VJ
VJ
19 August 2007

Building our 1st house.. problem with rubbish

Building our 1st house.. problem with rubbish
VIC

Thanks for the replies, Cabinfever and kasiakm. I wish same thing that happened to a friend would also happen to us. Their council cleaned up the rubbish on their…

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VJ
Aug 19, 2007 11:36 pm
VJ
kasiakm
kasiakm
18 August 2007

PD 3 month maintenance

PD 3 month maintenance
VIC

Hello Good thing at the handover is to sign it with all things listed for correction. We are just going through our 6 month maintenance waranty. The maintenance guy…

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kasiakm
Aug 18, 2007 10:54 pm
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
17 August 2007

Novice, but rapidly upskilling!!

Novice, but rapidly upskilling!!
VIC

Gavone, Firstly congratulations on taking your first step into the exciting world of constructing your dream home! I am in a similar situation where we purchased a…

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Mr Ed
Aug 18, 2007 12:59 am
Mr Ed
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
17 August 2007

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement

Signing a contract with PD 4 mnths before land settlement
VIC

As we only start paying after settlement, we wont be paying for an empty block for 2-4 months before the house can start to be built. ( I…

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stonecutter1309
Aug 17, 2007 3:11 pm
stonecutter1309
Law18
Law18
16 August 2007

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!

a few pics...now at lock-up stage!
VIC

amazing progress Vanderlay. Brickwork looks really good. When is move in date? It must be approaching…

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Law18
Aug 16, 2007 10:02 pm
Jazz
Jazz
14 August 2007

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience

Contract Signed - PD Point/Cook - Wonderful experience
VIC

sd, The time it took you from signing up to actually signing the contract (2 months!!) is very very impressive indeed!! We're building with M* in Point Cook as…

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Jazz
Aug 14, 2007 7:13 pm
perryr
perryr
14 August 2007

Price capping costs with PD

Price capping costs with PD
VIC

The story we received from PD was as follows: - you pay the $600 deposit for the soil test etc. This locks you in to the next available site start (usually about 6…

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perryr
Aug 14, 2007 2:58 pm
eimaj
eimaj
13 August 2007

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne

Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne
VIC

Hi Amber, Sorry, haven't built with them, but they used to build lot of homes in the Wantirna area, a nd had a good reputation. They had a display a couple of years ago…

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eimaj
Aug 13, 2007 2:51 pm
ahuang
ahuang
13 August 2007

Questions in Relation to Building A Home

Questions in Relation to Building A Home
VIC

That's interesting.....We were told by PD that they would not be able to obtain a certifcate of occupancy without the wet areas having…

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ahuang
Aug 13, 2007 12:15 pm
ahuang
Law18
Law18
12 August 2007

How long does a Slab take to 'settle?'

How long does a Slab take to 'settle?'
VIC

from a bit of reading, they are now using a curing compound (spray) instead of having to wrap the slab in plastic or keeping it moist with water (to many water…

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Law18
Aug 12, 2007 5:39 pm
Mr Ed
Mr Ed
12 August 2007

HELP! Final negotiations with builders on custom home

HELP! Final negotiations with builders on custom home
VIC

Thought I would give everyone an update on our progress with negotiations (after all, I'm sure there are others who are or will be going through this shortly!). We had…

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Mr Ed
Aug 12, 2007 1:16 am
Mr Ed
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Vlad76
Aug 09, 2007 3:02 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 August 2007

BUILDING IN HAWKSTOWE - SOUTH MORANG / NORTHERN SUBURBS

BUILDING IN HAWKSTOWE - SOUTH MORANG / NORTHERN SUBURBS
VIC

My friends have just finished building in Le Page circuit. I love the fact that every street comes back out onto thje main road through the estate. It would be near…

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mattwalker
Aug 07, 2007 10:35 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
7 August 2007

A collage of construction...

A collage of construction...
VIC

They go to bed early!! I…

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mattwalker
Aug 07, 2007 9:43 pm
mattwalker
shooey
shooey
7 August 2007

Heaps of progress!!

Heaps of progress!!
VIC

hahaha I'm such a dork, then I thought maybe you meant the bricks took 4 days! :lol: Ours is at week 7 and we only have frame, roof trusses, gutters, windows, foil stuff and…

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shooey
Aug 07, 2007 8:20 pm
ahuang
ahuang
5 August 2007

Major mistake in the brick work

Major mistake in the brick work
VIC
1, 2, 3

No Problem, but you have to be patient... Mine just done excavation, getting concrete piers on Monday. Mark/CookieMonster just got the title settled, need to get council…

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ahuang
Aug 05, 2007 7:59 pm
ahuang
ladyice
ladyice
3 August 2007

Construction Panorama... * updated 2nd August with pics*

Construction Panorama... * updated 2nd August with pics*
VIC
1, 2

Looking mighty big Matt!!! Those bricklayers must really be leggo fans too....you have 2 separate garage entries..very interesting indeed!!!

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ladyice
Aug 03, 2007 11:11 pm
ladyice
stevec
stevec
3 August 2007

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman Builders?

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman Builders?
VIC

Did you guys end up building with them. My parents are looking at using them but I am not so sure. They seem to small for me. Any info would be great

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stevec
Aug 03, 2007 3:47 pm
Michelle
Michelle
2 August 2007

The brickies are here... *updated 2nd August with pics*

The brickies are here... *updated 2nd August with pics*
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4

Yeah right!!!! I got to say I don’t like Holden’s very…

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Michelle
Aug 02, 2007 7:17 pm
Michelle
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Wiring for home theatre with PD

Wiring for home theatre with PD
VIC

Argus did ours. They suck the proverbial. I wouldn't recommend them. The finished product is fine but their service is appalling - it took over 2 months…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 1:10 am
epiphany
epiphany
epiphany
2 August 2007

Fixed PD site cost

Fixed PD site cost
VIC

I think it's something to do with various areas of the site not…

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epiphany
Aug 02, 2007 1:02 am
epiphany
Vlad76
Vlad76
1 August 2007

land + new house -> hidden costs

land + new house -> hidden costs
VIC

I didn't even look at the dates, but that's right. He is…

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Vlad76
Aug 01, 2007 5:08 pm
Azar
Azar
31 July 2007

Dennis family are they good

Dennis family are they good
VIC

I thought about the double garage door too in the back, but instead I got the single I think it cost about $400-500 more to get a double one, hope I will not regret it I…

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Azar
Jul 31, 2007 8:34 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 July 2007

Our 'hard-earned' was laid down today!!

Our 'hard-earned' was laid down today!!
VIC

Thanks to all for your support... ..now it's a mad rush to get our existing house for sale.... Listing on 22 August and the bathroom is yet to…

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mattwalker
Jul 31, 2007 3:52 pm
mattwalker
Shaje
Shaje
31 July 2007

Any owner builders currently?

Any owner builders currently?
VIC

Thanks again Helen. I have visited the byohouse site in the past, and searching for as much information as I can find led me to this one. I can see both are very…

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Shaje
Jul 31, 2007 1:57 pm
stevec
stevec
27 July 2007

jacman builders

jacman builders
VIC

Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman builders. Are they any good. Some people I know are looking at building with them I am trying to find out some info on…

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stevec
Jul 27, 2007 2:56 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
27 July 2007

Frame in Progress...new pics 26/7..

Frame in Progress...new pics 26/7..
VIC
1, 2

I move that we introduce this as a permanent…

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vanderlay
Jul 27, 2007 10:35 am
vanderlay
Loz105
Loz105
26 July 2007

Colex Homes?????

Colex Homes?????
VIC

Hey there, Just wondering if anyone in Melbourne has built / is building with Colex Homes?? If so were you satisfied with the job and the services they provided?? Trying…

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Loz105
Jul 26, 2007 12:01 pm
damo
damo
25 July 2007

external doors on media room

external doors on media room
VIC

is the current window north/south or east/west facing? if east/west i'd be inclined to remove the window completely and use 2x 600 or 900 windows (like the master…

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damo
Jul 25, 2007 1:21 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
24 July 2007

Study Doors on Bridgeport 35 By PD

Study Doors on Bridgeport 35 By PD
VIC

I agree! We put double doors on the study and the ensuite!

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mattwalker
Jul 24, 2007 8:18 pm
mattwalker

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