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

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
Amy
Amy
2 February 2008

Darmon Homes

Darmon Homes
VIC

Hi, I'm thinking about creating a custom designed house with Darmon Homes. I was impressed with their display homes. Does anyone have experience building with Darmon…

0
480
Amy
Feb 02, 2008 6:53 pm
VJ
VJ
3 February 2008

OMG OMG we have

OMG OMG we have
WA

Congratulations!!! I'm sure you'll be very busy for the next month or so... but i'm sure it's all worth it! Enjoy your house!!! Looking forward for photos... :D

6
694
VJ
Feb 03, 2008 9:17 am
VJ
DeeElle
DeeElle
3 February 2008

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?

Does custom builder build cheaper home ?
VIC

DeeElle, Totally off topic, but I'll be brief. Where did you get your avatar from? It's absolutely beautiful and would look great for wall…

11
1206
DeeElle
Feb 03, 2008 11:26 am
DeeElle
Michelle
Michelle
3 February 2008

The downpipe and the outside light ... problem fixed!

The downpipe and the outside light ... problem fixed!
VIC
1, 2

Changed my mind….I made a promise to Jason that I would hold my tongue….so that’s what I am going to do. :D

25
1293
Michelle
Feb 03, 2008 8:51 pm
Michelle
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
3 February 2008

Experience with National Builders

Experience with National Builders
VIC
1, 2, 3

will do Brittany, Thank you for the tip :wink: Will keep you posted :arrow:

40
4484
blessedpeople
Feb 03, 2008 8:56 pm
blessedpeople
Helyn
Helyn
3 February 2008

Land Titles

Land Titles
WA

Again, sorry to argue or disillusion the cynic in you, but our land price was confirmed in May '07. land settlement is finally happening 8/2/08 and price has not changed,…

5
597
Helyn
Feb 03, 2008 9:22 pm
Helyn
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
3 February 2008

Is this an open staircase?

Is this an open staircase?

Well you've fixed part of it? Now the next message is like - hmm - out of place. So now I'll delete my post. Steve

17
883
Yak_Chat
Feb 03, 2008 9:28 pm
Yak_Chat
ahuang
ahuang
4 February 2008

Rain delays plumbing work?

Rain delays plumbing work?

Understand how you feel, but as the plumbers need to dig holes and draines all over the places to lay the pipes, it's definitely not safe for them to work in such wet…

2
277
ahuang
Feb 04, 2008 7:38 am
ahuang
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 February 2008

Internal walls painted by spray gun??

Internal walls painted by spray gun??
VIC

Matt.. On the contract it says they will be using Bristol (semi sec). If they have changed their paint supplier since your build do you think…

10
891
mattwalker
Feb 04, 2008 8:24 am
mattwalker
clath
clath
5 February 2008

Updated Our Blogg

Updated Our Blogg
VIC

Wow looks very nice :) .... love the timber work :wink:

3
385
clath
Feb 04, 2008 11:13 pm
clath
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 February 2008

Newbie question

Newbie question

difficult blocks are just that - difficult - most people think - hm too hgard - don;t want to know about the trouble it may cause. be creative - think outside the box…

6
564
Yak_Chat
Feb 05, 2008 9:00 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 February 2008

Options List...

Options List...
1, 2

We have 'sisalation' insulation included as std in the external walls but not R2.5 batts. _________________ Cheers, Tim Tim this is…

31
2321
Yak_Chat
Feb 06, 2008 2:44 pm
Yak_Chat
VJ
VJ
6 February 2008

Experience with any Stockland Estates

Experience with any Stockland Estates
SA

We didn't camp out. We were fortunate that when they released new blocks, we were there checking for display homes (just dreaming to build one). We just inquired and saw…

13
1939
VJ
Feb 06, 2008 6:33 pm
VJ
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Covenants

Covenants

Hi Colleen, I did mean the suburb not the estate :oops: ! Anyhow, its up to you if you want to remove it or not, I just wanted to give you my point of view on the matter. Re…

20
1703
rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:06 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Best open plan designs?

Best open plan designs?
VIC

Hi Toast! We had a look at urbanedge as well and felt they were very nice homes and as you say they display exactly what you get for your dollar which is good. All the…

6
1755
rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:11 pm
rerob1
rerob1
rerob1
6 February 2008

Where we are up to!

Where we are up to!
VIC

Thanks for your comments everyone, I wish I had more to report!!! I am so keen to get moving now...I can't wait!

20
1571
rerob1
Feb 06, 2008 8:14 pm
rerob1
coljacqld
coljacqld
7 February 2008

Drainage pits - how many?

Drainage pits - how many?
NSW

HI Casa Ours have not been installed yet however we have just moved into a rental that is a brand new house. It has what we are expecting at our block, small black…

1
284
coljacqld
Feb 07, 2008 7:59 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 February 2008

Who knows about plaster and moisture?

Who knows about plaster and moisture?
VIC

As per allens comments Personally I would recommend to have the walls and ceiling replaced if possible, as I don't think these gyprock walls/ceilings…

7
593
Yak_Chat
Feb 07, 2008 8:29 pm
Yak_Chat
rerob1
rerob1
7 February 2008

Power pit- melbourne area

Power pit- melbourne area
VIC

We are in an established area & our next door neighbour who built a couple of years ago had an underground pit installed which we want to tap into....does anyone know how…

7
1124
rerob1
Feb 07, 2008 9:02 pm
rerob1
Jet79
Jet79
9 February 2008

Is this quality build ?

Is this quality build ?
1, 2

Well done, I'm glad to see there was a way around it.

29
3197
Jet79
Feb 09, 2008 6:10 am
Jet79
just started
just started
9 February 2008

Qld Inspectors...

Qld Inspectors...
QLD

We have been in our house now since late August. We are coming up to the end of our defects liability, and so I have been thinking about using Wayne again to do another…

11
960
just started
Feb 09, 2008 10:19 am
ahuang
ahuang
10 February 2008

Site Supervisor vs Independent Inspector

Site Supervisor vs Independent Inspector

Don't quite agree about that, depends on the situation and how you communicate/negotiate with your builder. In our case, before Xmas, there was a huge rush and the…

10
1115
ahuang
Feb 10, 2008 6:58 pm
ahuang
Kryten
Kryten
10 February 2008

More Progress!!

More Progress!!

We originally nominated the 28th as the settlement date - back in November! Unfortunately due to the Xmas period the builder was a little slow in getting the contracts…

5
394
Kryten
Feb 10, 2008 7:49 pm
Kryten
ahuang
ahuang
11 February 2008

Brick cleaning?

Brick cleaning?
VIC

Hi Ray, After a day or two, if it didn't rain, it should be sufficient for the bricks to dry and show the final colour.

5
558
ahuang
Feb 11, 2008 11:44 am
ahuang
sandii
sandii
11 February 2008

Nawkaw Brick treatment - anybody heard of it?

Nawkaw Brick treatment - anybody heard of it?

Hi, l am wondering if any brickies, or anyone at all has heard of a product called Nawkaw? One of my house under construction's brick walls has got a distinctly visible…

0
704
sandii
Feb 11, 2008 11:55 am
VJ
VJ
11 February 2008

I'm back! We're building in two weeks' time!

I'm back! We're building in two weeks' time!
VIC

Although I answered this already (PM)... for other people's info (it might help), we were charged $330.

10
963
VJ
Feb 11, 2008 7:35 pm
VJ
20
1054
Michelle
Feb 12, 2008 12:12 pm
Michelle
stevec
stevec
12 February 2008

consturction drawings and site start

consturction drawings and site start
VIC

My contract was signed in September and land released in December. They are just terrible at admin work. They dont check for errors. They claim they are to busy. I hope PD…

4
350
stevec
Feb 12, 2008 2:15 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
12 February 2008

Choosing a Builder advice needed!

Choosing a Builder advice needed!

Welcome to the forum SJM. Feel free to perform a search (within the discussion tool area) on any topic you wish.... You will find plenty to read about Carlisle Homes,…

2
478
PhoenixStar
Feb 12, 2008 4:34 pm
PhoenixStar
kiwi056
kiwi056
12 February 2008

Building on acreage

Building on acreage
VIC
1, 2

We know exactly what covenants we will be susceptible to! We have a 1/2 acre building envelope, we have 3 trees that must be kept,…

27
1531
kiwi056
Feb 12, 2008 7:16 pm
kiwi056
blackmax
blackmax
12 February 2008

Roof Tile Misalignment - Please help

Roof Tile Misalignment - Please help

For the time being I'm not going to post any photos, because I don't want to make a big deal of it if the builders are going to fix it. I don't want to make a mountain…

5
590
blackmax
Feb 12, 2008 10:14 pm
Jet79
Jet79
13 February 2008

How to select a buiider

How to select a buiider
WA

What helped us a lot was this forum. Go through some of the posts and see what concerns people are having with certain builders, then I would make a list of all the…

1
484
Jet79
Feb 13, 2008 7:19 am
Jet79
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 February 2008

Bad brickwork ?

Bad brickwork ?
NSW

Thats a great outcome! Well done...

16
2156
mattwalker
Feb 13, 2008 8:45 am
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 February 2008

Independant Home Inspections Recommendations

Independant Home Inspections Recommendations

FYI Archicentre is the public arm of the architects guild etc. Basically they realised a few years ago that people were not using architects - so they formalised…

10
740
Yak_Chat
Feb 13, 2008 1:08 pm
Yak_Chat
kiwi056
kiwi056
13 February 2008

He3ley - Sutton - Site Costs

He3ley - Sutton - Site Costs
VIC

I know, but there is about .5m of dirt still there and the cut is about the same in height. Their house/garage is not going on the…

14
1047
kiwi056
Feb 13, 2008 1:34 pm
kiwi056
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 February 2008

Hello world! First post with lots of questions...

Hello world! First post with lots of questions...
VIC

Welcome smeagol. Don't pick on our spelling too much will you :wink: And good luck with the build. Steve

3
495
Yak_Chat
Feb 13, 2008 5:07 pm
Yak_Chat
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
13 February 2008

Ceiling Height & Roof pitch, are we being ripped off?

Ceiling Height & Roof pitch, are we being ripped off?
1, 2

We will be going to FH over the weekend to look at their homes & talk about the $$$. Somehow, even with this siatuation with nbg about the roof...overall we have been very…

36
2515
blessedpeople
Feb 13, 2008 6:47 pm
blessedpeople
mattwalker
mattwalker
13 February 2008

Issue with slab and venting pipe

Issue with slab and venting pipe

Steve, Not perfect...but hey you will get used to that!! :) Its fine! I will sit in half of the wood and half of the brick and two halves equal a whole and a whole…

7
507
mattwalker
Feb 13, 2008 6:49 pm
mattwalker
clath
clath
13 February 2008

opinions needed on pics of plaster and brickwork thanks

opinions needed on pics of plaster and brickwork thanks
VIC

I sent those pics to kevin by email he seems to think that everything is fine but he will speak to the building manager about the wet plaster could be something to do with…

4
591
clath
Feb 13, 2008 9:23 pm
clath
Michelle
Michelle
14 February 2008

seeking opinions on exterior colours...

seeking opinions on exterior colours...
VIC
1, 2

Michelle, VJ & YSSIM - Thank you all so much for your input, it has really helped me (us) make these decisions with…

39
2104
Michelle
Feb 14, 2008 6:33 am
Michelle
coljacqld
coljacqld
14 February 2008

Front door stuff up - Should they fix??

Front door stuff up - Should they fix??

great to hear a great news story. well done

7
888
coljacqld
Feb 14, 2008 12:32 pm
Minx
Minx
14 February 2008

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks

Thanks for that. They are very nice bricks and my cousin was asking me about them.

2
547
Minx
Feb 14, 2008 1:36 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
14 February 2008

Waffle not-the-kind-you-toast Pods - fixed site cost?

Waffle not-the-kind-you-toast Pods - fixed site cost?

Thank you for sharing your wealth of experience Davinci. 1 to 2k isnt too bad (but i hope it doesnt happen :) ...i was worried about it reaching 5 figures :shock:

6
713
blessedpeople
Feb 14, 2008 5:45 pm
blessedpeople
Jet79
Jet79
15 February 2008

Plasterers have started

Plasterers have started
NSW

That view is beautiful Sue. It makes the stress of building on a high slopey block worth it when its done to have views like that.

4
375
Jet79
Feb 15, 2008 7:39 am
Jet79
gelly1
gelly1
15 February 2008

We have a house. Just need the land

We have a house. Just need the land
NSW

Thanks for the information Jet. I am so excited about this project. Never built a full house before. Just an extension on our current house. Costs seem to be going up so…

3
543
gelly1
Feb 15, 2008 7:55 am
gelly1
melanie02
melanie02
15 February 2008

After 12 months, we are about to start...

After 12 months, we are about to start...
SA

Hi Andy and Donna You must be so excited that,s it,s all about to happen! 12 months is a long time to wait....we are building with Hickinbothan Homes,which I think…

3
507
melanie02
Feb 15, 2008 8:45 pm
melanie02
melanie02
15 February 2008

how long should it take for our builder to start constructio

how long should it take for our builder to start constructio

Good luck Captain...you must be so relieved that something is finally going to happen! We,re still waiting....waiting .....waiting :( Looking forward to hearing all…

9
700
melanie02
Feb 15, 2008 9:16 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 February 2008

Ducted Vacuum - which one?

Ducted Vacuum - which one?

Too cold 4 me. And sailing on a land locked lake :shock: :shock: But happy to assist where I can. Steve

14
1418
Yak_Chat
Feb 15, 2008 10:59 pm
Yak_Chat



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
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 - 2018
Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
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 - 2018