Building A New House
Things you forget - summary page 32
We are just about to start our 2nd build and are still referring back to this page, it's a goldmine! One little thing that is a big deal to me is the grout in the tiles.…
How often do you visit your site?
We live 5 mins away and I drive past each day as school drop off is 400m down the road. It has been handy to keep an eye on progress - especially when I got an email from…
Custom/special conditions in building contracts?
I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…
Decision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!
Thanks algernon - I was doing some reading and I did see that Hebel Powerfloor - I was going to speak to the architect about it today when we meet. Looks interesting. I…
Building in Canberra - Builder Recommendations
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Builder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook
I admit to not asking that upfront as often as I should've (so don't know for all of the builders we checked out), but if they don't…
Building a new house - challenges and how to improve!
Hey there. We are just starting out (haven't signed anything) but are using an architect for the concept design, then using our custom builder's designer to draw it up to…
Handover Process - What are the steps involved?
Our builder has provided us with the Certificate of Occupancy application form to sign. However, when we went to our house last week, there was still electrical work, some…
Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing
Hi danielk2005, really keen to know how your renovation has progressed? We are considering our options for an old property in the inner North too - unsure whether knock…
New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom
Thank you all for the responses. I too will probably see this as an annoyance (I've been allocated the affected sink by the wife)! And just looks like a design flaw for…
First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance
Check out www.beforeyoubuild.net.au They might be able you with your building especially choosing a builder and going through your contract before you sign it. They are…
Dining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table
If you regularly have 8 seated then it really is a squeeze. If it is on the odd occasion then it is possibly manageable, depending on the placements of the entry/entries…
Anyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???
Hello Adam - did you use the Pandomo product in the end? I'm based in London and the polished concrete market doesn't seem quite as advanced as it is back home - I found…
Anyone ever claimed their Builder's Warranty Insurance?
It seems that nobody noticed your thread, so perhaps enter the similar topics below, because there is some good info there. The warranty insurance does cover for…
What does builder have to gain by terminating contract?
I have also seen building consultants who were afraid of heights. Those people should not do building inspections in my opinion. Larger…
Some add ons, but is the builder taking the p*ss?
Suspct covered them all nicely, but two cents on some items: 1) Expensive even with tiles included. At that cost it would want to be rectified porcelain, if its standard…
Lifestyle homes Canberra - any experiences
We are thinking about building a house in Coombs with Lifestyle homes, but I can't find any reviews good or bad about them online. Given the recent spate of builders…