Building A New House
renovation or KDR?
I can't recommend because I don't know your situation, but we had the same dilemma & decided to KDR as well. Even spending all that money, you end-up with a compromised…
Aug 19, 2019 6:12 am
Custom design, tender to small builders
Hi guys, recently asked few questions here and all got good advice. Thank you.
Can anyone share some experience with tender and build with small builders.
I would like…
Aug 19, 2019 12:30 am
Agree. Will be safe if get it in writing with builder.
Aug 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Do the internals by myself
Depending on state, but in Western Australia you couldn't do it, it has to be fit for occupancy which is the same as a certificate of occupancy (just dont get a…
Building with Wisdom Homes
Got any newer photos of your maple stain and finished stair case?
What finish is used on the side?
Building with Wisdom Homes
When we checked the house,the door was not locked! And we just go inside ti
have a look 🤫🤫exciting
Taking shape!! Hope you’re happy.
How are you getting…
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
I see! Thanks for the heads up! Was as the home show in Melbourne just now. Quite surprised, some of the decking options and glass fencing was a lot more reasonable…
First home build advise!
Me and my partner are looking at building a Double Storey 29-33 sq home soon around the Clyde north area on a 350-400m2 block. I was hoping to get some…
Aug 18, 2019 10:29 am
Coral Homes general build thread
Can anyone tell me if Coral alfresco slab, when coral are doing the tiling if this should include tiles on the sides? Our build is nearing completion and the site…
land elevation brisbane
If you're building a new house in the Brisbane City Council local government area you can construct retaining and filling without requiring planning approval where it is a…
KDR Inner West Melbourne
Hi Comet Welcome to the forum
Builders are slashing prices and its a great time to build
hopefully you'll get what you want at a great price.
$3-4K should also get you the…
Had the Practical Completion Inspection which I have to say was a bit odd because still so many things around the kitchen to install. No appliances, no hot water system,…
Aug 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Balcony - with or without roof?
If you found you wanted protection you could perhaps use one of those wind out awnings, some of them actually look quite good these days. the beauty of that is that you…
How common is it to switch builders?
Still working through our third design, but so far so good.
Our price was per sqm which is equivalent to over 25k per sq 😳
We’ve paid out significant $$$ to…
Aug 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Clarendon Boston 35
I booked in the appointments ages ago even before we signed the contract hence why we could get them close together!
Had our tiles appointment. FINALLY no…
Aug 17, 2019 9:34 am
I was in a display home recently with a friend and saw exactly this:
I laughed and thought what a bad day it must be to need a coffee or beer straight before going into…
Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Handover!!
yeah that's great idea, we were thinking to do something similar along the driveway
We would only have 1 mtr towards the same side as yours so not sure how wide that is…
Aug 16, 2019 9:15 pm
We are currently building with them and build has gone into snail pace since the changes.
Aug 16, 2019 3:27 pm
New home build - Custom Design WA
Looks great! Our staff came down this week too but I can’t seem to get a good pic of our facade, as the construction fence gets in the way
Loooong meeting with builder and various tradies on site today, to discuss electrical, plumbing, joinery, landscaping, flooring, jigsaw...
This next pic might seem very…
Wednesday and Thursday our WIR/Robes were installed. They'll be coming back next week to finish off a few small things.
We also had some of our new furniture…
Melbourne Water Permit Condition Change?
Hoping someone here can assist
My partner and i are looking to purchase a block of land which as a 2m wide easement on the east side of the block, which also happens to…
Coral Homes No Caesarstone
Has anyone built with coral homes and chosen not to have caesarstone benches and vanities? We are trying to cut as much costs as possible so we can get the biggest house…
JG King- Ballarat, new home build
That person didn’t actually build with JG, I think Classic Homes from memory did their build. Anyway, again I think they were mainly commenting on the finance side of…
Expansion joint in double storey house
You should have an expansion joint in the stair void as it is a large surface area and will be prone to a bit of movement and vibration through walking up and…
Kitchen splashback (alot darker than we thought... hopefully it comes together when the stuff gets taken off the benchtop)
Simonds homes or Mojo homes
Good to know. Simonds have built several in Altrove and am sure u will be in safe hands. Be mindful of customisation which can make it complicated and delay the process.
Rawson seem terrible at understanding aircon. We've had real troubles getting what should be a simple setup done.
They could have added a slave controller, which is…
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW
No. Someone needs to get up a ladder. Hardest bit is above the garage and they just poured the driveway so no one going on there for at least two weeks with a cherry…
I have few things to add that i hope will be useful.
Structurally, from slab to framing they are high quality. There were the only few builders…
Helpful tools for First home buyers
Google docs -
Google sheets - I’ve used sheets to keep track of every item and cost and what’s been paid and what hasn’t and when it was paid with receipt numbers.…