Building A New House
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site
I wouldn't call it foam, it is autoclaved concrete - special form of a lightweight concretes, which is used in building industry since early 90-ies and has probably…
Frustration during Construction Phase - Masterton
Yes, Lack of communication is a big concern. We built a few years ago and we used to get a call every Friday from our supervisor. Now I have to visit the site myself to…
Hi there. We actually ended up doing a private build. We found that we wanted to change so much. A few of the rooms were kept the same but were obsessed with be pavilion…
Getting home built - Is H1 class waffle pod slab ok?
The appropriate slab is the one that the engineers design based on the report. In Short, yes. Is there things you need to be mindful of? heck yeah. Take a look for…
In this forum we often rightly criticise builders....
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Desiderius Erasmus This proverb implies that even a little knowledge or experience can…
New Concrete Slab extended exposure duration
We have been on an arduous journey with our new home build but things seem to start moving into the next phase since the concrete waffle pods were done in August (2023).…
Wisdom Homes - Construction Delays is it worth the hassle?
In fairness nobody gave a crap about the ACCC and the gag clauses continued in the pro forma templates of a few other builders after the ACCC took on Wisdom, and more…
Contract Works Insurance - Why your builder should have it
Ouch... This is really unlucky, but hopefully insurance will reimburse. Would you consider propping unfinished walls in the future?
Maximum Garage Width - Narrow Lot (Willoughby Council NSW)
Thanks again for this information. If you do hear anything different, would be great to know
Volume Builder Recommendations - Sloping block - Melbourne.
i did click it, still couldnt make it out rofl. in any case, doesnt look like too extreme a slope, you may be in luck. Just shoot out some emails to volume builders in…
Semi-custom 48sq build with Semore Homes (SE Melbourne)
We drove past your place the other night on the way home from Rowville. It looks great!
Has anyone built a home with Masterpiece Builders?
Hi All, we are starting to think of building with Masterpiece Builders in Victoria, has anyone had any feedback or experience with them
Beautiful New Homes (BNH) - affiliated with Masterton
Hi, We've had some issues with BNH - Can I ask if you have to and what they are?
Bearer & Joist/Pole Home Construction Cost
Hi Mrboh Just wondering if you have any BAL or flame zone issues on your block, as getting compliance with BAL requirements whilst doing bearers and joists is tough. Not…
HIA Contract Clause 16.2 Delays to Carrying Out the Works Af
Unless there is something in special conditions the builder does not have to give you timeline. If your demolition contractor has not removed Asbestos and it was found…
Has anyone built with Lily Homes (NSW) in recent times ?
We are in the middle of a build with Lily Homes (Nov 2023) and are super impressed so far. Yes there was the usual additional site costs from their sticker price but we…
Help understanding Boundary Survey and Nail Location
ask the surveyor for clarification would be the logical approach
Internal brick wall vs plasterboard - cost and acoustic?
Thank you alexp79 and gommeqld for your advice, that's very helpful, thanks
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