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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
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
24 July 2007

Bricks and render

Bricks and render
VIC

If you are in SE melbourne let me know as I know of a house in our street with these bricks and it looks great

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mudtrilogy
Jul 24, 2007 10:48 am
BestBuilder
BestBuilder
22 July 2007

Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?

Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?
VIC

Hi Samantha Fasham was not previously listed on BB so unfortunately no reviews etc to help you. They have been added now though. Appears they are (or were) 'Fasham…

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BestBuilder
Jul 22, 2007 4:38 pm
BestBuilder
epiphany
epiphany
21 July 2007

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries

electirical pricing on PD Houses and Jet master queries
VIC
1, 2

I'm going to put my hand up & say we got a Jetmaster when we built with PD (Wentworth & we moved in 3 months ago). We love it & use it quite a bit...even though we also…

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epiphany
Jul 21, 2007 2:02 am
epiphany
Di
Di
19 July 2007

Fridge space

Fridge space
VIC
1, 2

We thought we were being cleaver putting the water pipe for fridge, :D I thought the fridge space was 900 but no forgot the plaster :oops:

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Di
Jul 20, 2007 12:34 am
vanderlay
vanderlay
19 July 2007

slab down.....

slab down.....
VIC
1, 2

Was waiting for a mirror joke...but the chandelier too...special! :D

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vanderlay
Jul 19, 2007 4:02 pm
vanderlay
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
19 July 2007

Building Designers

Building Designers
VIC

Hi Novice, It depends on what you mean by "building designer". My parents used a "designer" for their home - he is not trained as an architect - but came up with the…

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stonecutter1309
Jul 19, 2007 9:53 am
stonecutter1309
ewan
ewan
18 July 2007

Hometec and Carlisle Homes

Hometec and Carlisle Homes
VIC

Hmm, I am no bricklayer, but logic would suggest the issue was not caused by laying per say, but more by the way they mixed it. Maybe it was too…

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ewan
Jul 18, 2007 2:53 pm
ewan
rellie
rellie
17 July 2007

Our Pro Struct Home

Our Pro Struct Home
VIC

You have 'disblogcom' instead of 'djsblogcom' :wink: A tip, when you have your blog page open, highlight the address in…

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rellie
Jul 17, 2007 10:56 pm
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
17 July 2007

Buying Land

Buying Land
VIC

This is a common ploy by agents to get you to…

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Cookiemonster
Jul 17, 2007 7:24 pm
Amber
Amber
17 July 2007

Colours, colours, colours....

Colours, colours, colours....
VIC

Colours look brilliant Matt. We had originally chosen a darker brown for the bedroom feature .... should have heard Dad's reaction when we told him!! Apparently he…

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Amber
Jul 17, 2007 10:41 am
Amber
bry&cbear
bry&cbear
16 July 2007

Transition Question - Contract to Construction

Transition Question - Contract to Construction
VIC

Thanks everyone for your input and own stories. For some further clarity, I have dug out the exact language in Henley's Home Manual. I'm aware this is only the manual…

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bry&cbear
Jul 17, 2007 12:07 am
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
16 July 2007

Final Payment

Final Payment
VIC

Hi Tam You should give them a bank cheque once you are satisfied with everything concerning the construction. I know of people who have held on to the final payment…

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uncle_ant
Jul 16, 2007 3:56 pm
uncle_ant
mattwalker
mattwalker
16 July 2007

Carlisle Homes, anyone have any feed back?

Carlisle Homes, anyone have any feed back?
VIC

If you think we are helpful wait until you meet Michelle!!

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mattwalker
Jul 16, 2007 1:24 pm
mattwalker
vanderlay
vanderlay
13 July 2007

Are we being unrealistic?

Are we being unrealistic?
VIC
1, 2

bummer guys....good luck! the land is probably the hardest bit :(

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vanderlay
Jul 13, 2007 4:25 pm
vanderlay
Vlad76
Vlad76
12 July 2007

Building in rural areas

Building in rural areas
VIC

Even though I am already builing, I was considering purchasing a cheap block up Healesville way (or closer to Marysville) Would any project home builder build in that…

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Vlad76
Jul 12, 2007 6:47 pm
royalblue
royalblue
12 July 2007

What is your favorite/best bit

What is your favorite/best bit
VIC

Ummm..... A few really. Our high ceilings with lots of fancy plasterwork, (cornices, crowns, roses, arches, etc) Our bold colour schemes throughout our home,…

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royalblue
Jul 12, 2007 3:51 am
pasey25
pasey25
11 July 2007

Best upgrade / variation ideas to builders standard incls

Best upgrade / variation ideas to builders standard incls
VIC
1, 2

so's a 50 square house in my opinion but hey, different strokes for different…

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pasey25
Jul 11, 2007 9:47 pm
pasey25
Perth_Euro
Perth_Euro
11 July 2007

slowly does it.....

slowly does it.....
VIC

hahahahahahahahah :P

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Perth_Euro
Jul 11, 2007 6:24 pm
shanem
shanem
11 July 2007

Building to lockup... Good idea????

Building to lockup... Good idea????
VIC

Hi Milt !!! There is no official requirement to complete an owner builders course in order to become an owner builder, in Victoria. Have a look at the Building…

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shanem
Jul 11, 2007 1:13 pm
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Vlad76
Jul 11, 2007 12:00 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
10 July 2007

Would you have preferred a bigger or a smaller block?

Would you have preferred a bigger or a smaller block?
VIC
1, 2

I would like 1000 to 1100 for my next project..... 3 or 4 years yet! :lol:

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mattwalker
Jul 10, 2007 9:32 pm
mattwalker
grime
grime
9 July 2007

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH BANG!!

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH BANG!!
VIC

Have you noticed all the Victorian tradies have grown 30 odd mm in the last couple of weeks :?: Yes its the mud layered on their boots. :lol:

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grime
Jul 09, 2007 6:46 pm
grime
sneakersss
sneakersss
9 July 2007

should i tell them? should i????

should i tell them? should i????
VIC
1, 2

Thanks for the replies guys. And yes, I had thought about the same thing as you have all mentioned. I should then mention that this room is not a dedicated theatre room…

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sneakersss
Jul 09, 2007 6:31 pm
sneakersss
fojean
fojean
6 July 2007

Thinking of PD Cremorne 41

Thinking of PD Cremorne 41
VIC

...don't think I paid that much attention to the toilet layout :oops: will have a closer look tomorrow when we go back.... Hopefully will secure land tomorrow as well at…

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fojean
Jul 06, 2007 8:44 pm
Vlad76
Vlad76
6 July 2007

Seek your experiences with Bayside council

Seek your experiences with Bayside council
VIC

I am building with Clarendon Homes. They used to have a design specifically done to meet Bayside Regulations. The display house for that design used to be in Sandringham…

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Vlad76
Jul 06, 2007 11:29 am
clath
clath
5 July 2007

Anyone with recent experience with H***ey's Cust Svc Reps?

Anyone with recent experience with H***ey's Cust Svc Reps?
VIC

kevin im going to build with pd so far i can only give praise 4 my customer rep. if i send her a email she answer me very quickly . 5 days is a long time to wait for reply…

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clath
Jul 05, 2007 11:03 pm
clath
Jazz
Jazz
5 July 2007

Would you recommend your builder to somebody else?

Would you recommend your builder to somebody else?
VIC

A big NO from me. Our builder totally lacks in customer service, IMO. I'm now starting to regret our decision to go with them.

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Jazz
Jul 05, 2007 8:15 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
5 July 2007

Concrete Piers

Concrete Piers
VIC

Found it, it's "http://ourdreamhouse.blogspot.com/" Please ignore my previous request. Cheers Allan

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vanderlay
Jul 05, 2007 3:11 pm
vanderlay
vanderlay
vanderlay
5 July 2007

Bricks - Builders Standard Range

Bricks - Builders Standard Range
VIC
1, 2

That is one thing with bricks, for the benefit of those who are just starting out, that I would recommend. See as many displays as possible, as…

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vanderlay
Jul 05, 2007 11:23 am
vanderlay
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

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