Mar 26, 2021 9:37 pm
Rawson homes Leona 30
We received building constract yesterday. Local sales office here said that they are trying to beat the March 31 deadline for home builders grant.
We checked your instagram.
Mar 25, 2021 10:35 pm
Cost of Colorbond Fence vs Timber Fence
Looking into fencing at the moment. What sort of difference in price is there between Colorbond and Timber fences these days? An acquaintance has suggested they are…
Loose Lay Over Tiles
Anyone have experience in having loose lay longboards laid over tiles (Karndean or similar)?
We have received 2 quotes.
For comparison- for a big house, should…
Mar 24, 2021 10:39 pm
Recessed curtain track
We too have been told that the ceiling will need to drop to accommodate the recess. Not willing to loose the 100mm, so will revisit this post handover.
Mar 24, 2021 2:18 pm
Great tip! Many thanks 🙏🏻
Added some more photos to the folder with a level on the skirting boards, also noticed the rear sliding door frame is very badly warped. It out by around 10mm
I am living in a newly built house which was built in 2017.
My garage has a hole and it is leaking.
I searched a bit, and it could be part of weep holes.
Mar 22, 2021 5:33 pm
Where do you follow peoples builds?
Noname, when i built 8 years ago, Homeone members met up for coffee did walkthroughs of houses etc, there was a lot of banter, that social side is definitely missing now,…
Cost plus contract
Thats really good advice
We use a labourer for all those cleaning and miscellaneous items for around $20/hour.
Definitely get the carpentry quoted and fixed
I agree, if you have ducted A/C then it looks like it could be the condensate drain from the indoor unit. Ours has two pipes, one appears to be a main drain connected…
Extensive enough to require a development application (DA) or because there were structural changes that needed certification during the build.
It’ll all be getting done by someone who’s got ticket to do that work but just interested to see how it’s all setup
Mar 16, 2021 1:54 pm
Atrium Box Hill NSW
Yes we have also bought land with them. Not sure when registration will be.. have you had any further updates?
Installing gate in common driveway
When we had to renovate the garages and gates on the territory of our residential block, the most complicated thing was to choose a company that could recreate our idea…
It depends on how wide your staircase is going to be. There are different rules governing circular staircases - below 1m wide and over 1m wide.
Below are a couple of…
BUILDING CONSULTANT REPORTS
I take it that the house is not under construction and occupied. Should the faults have been picked up by the building surveyor and, if applicable, by the building…
Alternatives to decreasing window size
Alternatives to reducing Windows to increase energy efficiency?
Root and ceiling insulation. Upgrade it as high as possible. Will require ceiling joist upgrades and other…
Compliance Certificate Clarification
Id be lushing to have your storm water pipe hydrostatic pressure testing of the storm water pipes, its the only way to find out if you have any faulty joins and leaking…
Bathroom cabinet specs
We’ve bought a unit of the plan and now it’s coming close to settlement other buyers are questioning the height of the cabinets and mirrors in the bathrooms stating…
Complying development approval help please
your builder could be correct. You are allowed to build a storage room as an exempt development ( similar to a storage garden shed) I think the limit is 15sqm but could…
First think you need to do is get a designer. If your in Sydney I can recommend one.
Not sure about other states but if you want to owner build in NSW you need to do a…
Plantation Retreat 32
Just want to know anyone recently build plantation retreat 32 and if ,can you please post the photos and plans, if you made any change. Do they ask extra cost for…
40mm kitchen island bench
Best option is to install laminate and single tile row behind cooktop to make it compliant than do after handover and save thousands
Mar 08, 2021 9:21 pm
Mar 07, 2021 8:16 pm
Wet down side of house
Thanks Pulse. The other sides of the house are covered and hence should be dry, so I'm thinking this side should be dry too.
Very concerned about expanding crack at the front of our garage. 25 year old home, cut and fill site on clay soil. Crack appeared many years ago (15 -20) but has become…
Home Builder Grant
I know with the first home buyers grant we didn't get it until after slab was down. Not sure about builders grant as we not going to access it (and its only 15K). We will…
Geothermal heating / coooling thoughts
Yep, I came to the same conclusion regarding the Geothermal. We have room for about 8KW of solar panels, and can insulate as much as needed during the build which can cut…
Prestart completed online early Feb. Just received the prestart quotes. Have to review and sign them I guess is the next step.
Mar 06, 2021 12:16 am