Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Browse Forums
Building A New House
Standard
List
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
hayleyRetreat305
hayleyRetreat305
10 December 2019

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We are just about to start our build so dont have a photo as such but this is our online rendering of our Retreat 305! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=97258&p=1860467#p1860467 -…

93
45687
hayleyRetreat305
Dec 10, 2019 9:21 pm
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
14 January

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Thanks for sharing the details about 's company

689
163622
TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 14, 2020 6:43 am
AdvanceLAM
AdvanceLAM
Yesterday

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 56, 57, 58

Use PVC laminates to decorate the interiors..... :-o

1142
560130
AdvanceLAM
Jan 21, 2020 9:09 pm

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)
NSW
1 ... 13, 14, 15

If you have pre-built retaining walls on either side of your lot, I'd be careful about cut and fill of that much slope. My builder said they could cut and fill for a…

285
33057
rayDC2R
Jan 23, 2020 12:36 am

Henley Electra 35 Building Altona 2019 - Knock Down rebuild

Henley Electra 35 Building Altona 2019 - Knock Down rebuild

hi Cobri05. Thanks for your informative timeline. I am about to settle on a knock down rebuild property in Altona and I want to get the jump on the long lead items. I…

14
3500
larryhq
Jan 23, 2020 12:26 am
SDS1
SDS1
1 h

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 37, 38, 39

Make notes as needed. They will explain site costs, fees and bond payments directly paid to council etc which we need to be prepared for. It's a lot of information hence…

773
108908
SDS1
Jan 22, 2020 11:24 pm

Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Non compliant site levels / elevations - Help please!!

Put up a picture of the highlighted problem. If structure is fine, I'd be interested in seeing what the actual problem is then. MC

7
732
MClark
Jan 22, 2020 10:05 pm
MClark

U Homes info

U Homes info

Hi All, We are about to start on building our first home. Has anyone heard of U Homes and how are they as a builder? Any information would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

0
57
karim81
Jan 22, 2020 8:20 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 773, 774, 775

Opps. I mean has anyone noticed different mortar colour on the same brick face? The majority of our house is one colour (off white) mortar and a portion done slightly…

15482
1214211
M4bath
Jan 22, 2020 8:11 pm

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park

Firstyle Home - Marsden Park
NSW
1, 2

Hello guys! Any updates on your build with Firstyle? Hope you can share your experience, timelines, blogs, photos, feedback, etc.... we’re still waiting for our tender,…

21
4403
star26
Jan 22, 2020 6:33 pm
star26

New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

New Build - Residential Attitudes -Custom - WA

I'd definitely look at taking out that door between the kitchen and the "ensuite" then and put in a door from the "Theatre Room" to the "ensuite" If you don't just picture…

3
975
Althom
Jan 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Althom

Bellriver vs Champion Homes

Bellriver vs Champion Homes

So we went with the Benchmark Inclusions as we weighed up the options vs the $15,000 to spend on upgrades that they were offering at the time and from all the upgrades we…

3
287
WillowBays20
Jan 22, 2020 4:11 pm

The photos are a good indication, although the wall colour does look darker than it actually is. You can see the tone is more of a greige than a blue.

3
375
Bebbsy
Jan 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Hi guys, I was searching this forum mid last year looking for peoples experiences with Pivotal homes before we started building with them. When we decided to go with them…

0
154
Brayton
Jan 22, 2020 2:11 pm

Who else is building with Eden Brae?

Who else is building with Eden Brae?
NSW
1 ... 772, 773, 774

We are currently building a Waldorf and wondering where the best place to put the microwave, the display home has the unit in the pantry. Some display homes have the…

15466
806055
sumur1au
Jan 22, 2020 1:03 pm
aandsc
aandsc
12 h

fencing fencing fencing - SA

fencing fencing fencing - SA

Hi Fryxx Congratulations on your build! I don't know to much about the claim for costs with neighbours sadly as our builder is doing that for us. But I thought I…

1
351
aandsc
Jan 22, 2020 12:31 pm
aandsc

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?
VIC
1, 2

Absolutely agree. If I had a roof plumber that had to return 3 times to fix a leak I would be getting a new roof plumber as well.

26
4596
Brett0004
Jan 22, 2020 12:12 pm

Quotation Process

Quotation Process

Awesome, thanks building-expert. That makes sense.

13
846
Connor56
Jan 22, 2020 11:02 am
Connor56
578
99664
shokel1975
Jan 22, 2020 7:18 am
shokel1975
amberjay92
amberjay92
Yesterday

New Generation/Easystart Homes Letto 10 Facade Design

New Generation/Easystart Homes Letto 10 Facade Design

I also built with easy start homes/ summit in Perth and my house colours are very similar to the ones in the lighter picture I’m also a painter by trade my main render…

3
800
amberjay92
Jan 21, 2020 11:43 pm
amberjay92
Saurabh
Saurabh
Yesterday

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?

Anyone built or building a Porter Davis Vermont 29?
VIC

Even we are planning to build ..... have you decided you amendments..

2
1351
Saurabh
Jan 21, 2020 10:35 pm

Void and/or increased ceiling heights

Void and/or increased ceiling heights
1, 2

Ok, I tried to draw it in and it's not working, so I have to explain it. I'd put one in the entry (with a gorgeous light fitting for impact) Then your stairwell also…

30
4769
Blacktea2sugars
Jan 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Blacktea2sugars
sbanu
sbanu
Yesterday

Cremorne 35 with Eden Brae

Cremorne 35 with Eden Brae
NSW

Wow ! That’s a big difference ! It’s scary that we need to keep over a 100k aside on top of the build price quoted .

11
1647
sbanu
Jan 21, 2020 7:40 pm

Basic cost prices

Basic cost prices
NSW

Hi everyone apologies in advance if you've heard this one before My partner and I are looking to build in the northern Rivers area. Early stages trying to figure it all…

0
179
Krystalbayliss
Jan 21, 2020 7:18 pm

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review
VIC

Hey buiLdinGdReamS - how did your build go, and who did you end up using (Henley or HomeBuyer or other)? zee1308 @bhutani.sumit how did your Henley house builds go (post…

4
1803
TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 21, 2020 6:22 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
1 ... 425, 426, 427

Oh sorry, I didn't explain myself properly. We'd be building the floorplan the same, but just through selections/trim work/fixtures etc. Thank you for taking the time to…

8523
612109
AdelaideMerricks
Jan 21, 2020 6:20 pm

Henley homes

Henley homes

Hey MaureenDean - (as at late January 2020) how is your build going and who did you end up choosing? Who did you choose as your Building Surveyor (RBS) and the separate…

7
2418
TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 21, 2020 6:19 pm
849
73780
cinder
Jan 21, 2020 4:31 pm
cinder
Sam56
Sam56
Yesterday

Estimate 3 bed 2bath costing in Tas

Estimate 3 bed 2bath costing in Tas
TAS

Thank you all. I am comparing Austin Ferry and GlebeHill area home and land packages.

4
502
Sam56
Jan 21, 2020 2:23 pm
building-expert
building-expert
21 January

Provisional Allowance Refund

Provisional Allowance Refund

I don't condone dishonesty even if it is against your bank. You will be asking your builder to act dishonestly in your contract with the bank and then expect him to be…

5
866
building-expert
Jan 21, 2020 8:41 am
building-expert
lozsyd
lozsyd
21 January

Boston 42 with Clarendon

Boston 42 with Clarendon
1, 2

Hi Bearcat, Sorry just saw this now. I think the cost was about $3k per floor from memory. Think we paid bit over $6k to upgrade both floors .

21
6163
lozsyd
Jan 21, 2020 12:57 am
gogo65
gogo65
20 January

Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]

Review my Custom Floor plan? [Double Storey, NSW]
NSW

I was talking about the main entry, it’s seems very narrow and long, will be dark. Also in regards to the suggested en-suite change, if you make the void smaller…

11
1466
gogo65
Jan 20, 2020 11:01 pm
gogo65
AdsF
AdsF
20 January

Project Manager Melbourne

Project Manager Melbourne
VIC

You have already started and well on the way? Which area are you building in? Do you have someone in-person advising you who has building experience? Is the save…

8
1294
AdsF
Jan 20, 2020 10:47 pm
adrian20
adrian20
20 January

Shale grey or windspray

Shale grey or windspray

i hope you are right! some online i see look very light green/bluish.. the others are dark.. its driving me crazy

10
1731
adrian20
Jan 20, 2020 10:06 pm
alymei
alymei
20 January

Exterior Colours

Exterior Colours

We have monument roof, surfmist garage door - our render is Stormy Shadow and cladding Silvertone grey - not sure it helps...

2
807
alymei
Jan 20, 2020 8:23 pm
chekii
chekii
20 January

Fencing Query: neighbor's garage is on the property boundary

Fencing Query: neighbor's garage is on the property boundary

We had to put in temporary fencing while we were building. Not sure if the cost will fall on you or your neighbour.

1
360
chekii
Jan 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Mark.Jones
Mark.Jones
20 January

Tiger Tail installation

Tiger Tail installation

Hello, I need to install tiger tail on the optus cable and I could only found 1 place that can do it called Sydney tiger tail. Is there any other business around that…

0
180
Mark.Jones
Jan 20, 2020 1:16 pm
jgradds
jgradds
20 January

Building with Hudson Homes

Building with Hudson Homes
NSW

How did you go with Hudson Homes? Did the build go well? I am looking at building with them soon and any information would be great. Cheers.

3
733
jgradds
Jan 20, 2020 12:34 pm
benwardbourton
benwardbourton
20 January

Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed

Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed
VIC

I've wondered this myself recently. I wont be reminding them if that's the case. We are so far behind now that a few more weeks in the grand scheme of things isn't going…

14
985
benwardbourton
Jan 20, 2020 11:38 am
JennyH
JennyH
20 January

Exterior trim colours - meltdown over shades of white and ne

Exterior trim colours - meltdown over shades of white and ne
NSW

Thanks aandsc - Im thinking maybe I should just change the window frames to surfmist., then just do all trims and everything outside surfmist as well. The reason I…

3
282
JennyH
Jan 20, 2020 10:49 am
robertye112
robertye112
20 January

Clarendon Boston 36, hamptons brick facade

Clarendon Boston 36, hamptons brick facade

thanks gogo65. We will ugprade the stone but probably leave the doors, we have access to a cabinet maker in the family

7
1099
robertye112
Jan 20, 2020 10:01 am
bvd1
bvd1
19 January

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

MCDONALD JONES MONTEREY

Hi there, I will also be building a Monterey Four with McDonald Jones in 2020 and haven't been able to track down any photos of existing builds! Were you able to find any?…

1
674
bvd1
Jan 19, 2020 8:49 pm
TeslaCyberTruck
TeslaCyberTruck
19 January

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor
VIC
1, 2

Is there a big difference in using a local city council 'municipal building surveyor' (in this case Whittlesea City Council in South Morang VIC 3752)…

26
4611
TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 19, 2020 5:35 pm
Bel0402
Bel0402
19 January

Visualiser

Visualiser

Hi, Just wondering if there is a free program that allows us to upload a photo of proposed house and change roof, garage, exterior colours etc. Also one that allows us to…

0
402
Bel0402
Jan 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Homedai
Homedai
19 January

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2

KDR - Allcastle Homes Grandworth 45 MK2
NSW
1 ... 16, 17, 18

I don’t have the internal colour package either . For internal we added fly screens, roller blind, security doors, nbn etc and upgraded the toilets. Electrical also…

357
53563
Homedai
Jan 19, 2020 2:53 pm
adrian20
adrian20
19 January

Essastone bench top

Essastone bench top

Hi. Just woundering if anyone has photos of essastone zinc or nickel. We are copying this display home for kitcken The bench top is basalt but we want to go for…

0
412
adrian20
Jan 19, 2020 10:09 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 January

Building approval - ducted heating /cooling post handover

Building approval - ducted heating /cooling post handover

Welcome to the forum. That is a great blog and very professionally done. Super impressed by it. "In most PD display homes they have provisioned for Evap…

3
1119
SaveH2O
Jan 19, 2020 9:51 am
SaveH2O
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
18 January

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Nothing like shopping for bits and pieces to really "finish" your new house, and turn it into a home. Can't wait to see all the fittings and furniture in and…

252
55471
Blacktea2sugars
Jan 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
18 January

Semore homes

Semore homes
VIC

Hey Wishy, We looked very briefly at them (while we seriously considered two other contenders). I too was a little concerned about their "newness", even though I was…

6
2031
Blacktea2sugars
Jan 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Saurabh
Saurabh
18 January

Porter Davis Vermont 33

Porter Davis Vermont 33

we are going with Seaside as its included ... have gone over the budget.... How abt you..have you signed the final contract.....Where about are you building?

3
2085
Saurabh
Jan 18, 2020 7:45 pm

You are here
Building ForumBuilding, Renovation & MaintenanceBuilding A New House
Featured Professional

We specialize in Building and Pest Inspection in Sydney , Pre purchase building and pest inspection , Building inspection covering sydney metro, Pest inspection,. Please visit our website www.besafe.com.au for more info.

Lane Cove NSW
Contact Us
Related Professionals
Browsing this forum

Google Adsense [Bot], MSN [Bot] and 221 guests

You are here
Building ForumBuilding, Renovation & MaintenanceBuilding A New House
Homeone Australian & New Zealand

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Join Community
Advertise
Contact Homeone
Articles
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2020
Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on Twitter
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2020