Building A New House
Hey folks. Been lurking around reading all sorts of stories of everyone's journey so thank you all for sharing them so far. Thought I'd do my bit to leave a bit behind…
Aug 17, 2019 10:02 pm
land elevation brisbane
Hi, wish to elevate the land to road level. how much is the cost and is there any council requirement. how do know how much elevation is requires? building at brisbane.…
Aug 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Built the frame for the portico deck today.
Doing the timber tomorrow, ended up going with Jarrah 140mm wide.
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
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified
I did slab, frame and pre-handover. Different people recommend different ones, but those were what was recommended to me.
I paid about $1300 for those three inspections.…
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…
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
Thanks Steel, just one last question with your 2nd storey, is it all brick or panel with suspended concrete floor? and how do you find the outside noise & temperature if…
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.…
First Home Buyer - Any Advice/Tips?
Beware of the online product and service reviews in your research, as many of these are fake or manipulated. Particularly the overly positive ones with no substance or…
Aug 14, 2019 7:28 am
Aug 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Crack in slab
"Hairline cracks" are in everything concrete.
Feel free to take detailed photos (close up & zoomed out), if you're concerned. But I don't expect anything will come…