Building A New House
Build over Sewer Main
I'd be double checking the wording of the easement condtions, unless Council waives it's rights for access then they will demand access to the full easement at any…
lessons learned - simonds
Holy crap.. I would be so annoyed with this guy. Even though you signed the slip, I would be so put off by them lying and not returning phone calls/emails etc. Take your…
looking for a driveway builder
Hi Tom, congrats on your new soon-to-be-house! Have you thought about walking around your Estate and getting names/numbers off neighbours who have driveways you like? …
We have found large doses of alcohol taken regularly helps to dull the feeling of utter helplessness at the incompetence and lies of these…
I have tried searching 3D homes & cannot locate anything either.
No news is good news i guess? Their build quality & inclusions appear to be very good.
Jul 13, 2008 11:19 pm
Brick veneer versus Foam Cladding?
We went brick veneer downstairs, and foam (Unitex) upstairs. Our builders charged us more to do the Unitex than have bricks. Probably because its "not the way we build our…
Yeah I agreed. We managed to get a couple of things in lieu of the changes instead (extension of the Media room) at the end of the day, we are happy with the plan and…
Anyone heard of Sherbrooke Constructions?
I do the energy ratings for Sherbrooke Constructions and my husband supplies the insulation in their dwellings.
Neither company has had any problems with them and…
Jul 14, 2008 1:40 pm
Doing own electrical with H3nley
For downstairs, have your volume builder install fixed baton points where your downlights are going to go. then your riends can change them for downlights alter.
Jul 15, 2008 4:56 pm
Small (250 mm) eaves, is that too small
Chloe I agree with you. From what you have described it is not a Small Lot under the Redlands Planning Scheme.
"Small Lot House: Means the use of premises…
Jul 16, 2008 11:21 pm
Jul 17, 2008 11:44 pm
Thanks to do list for your reply. actually have the 3month maintenance coming up this Monday will point out the issue to them.
Jul 19, 2008 12:18 am
The race is on!!!
I just did my morning blog check and saw your "picture"
Again, Congratulations!!!! You must be rapt.
B&P, you won't be far off. Nearly there
Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD
We have recently got our Brisbane City Councils approvals through - all approved!
Our estate stated we needed to be 1.5 metres from all boundaries, with a 6 metre…
Jul 20, 2008 1:13 pm
Re-routing grey water????
Oznow - It's best to filter the water before you put it into a hose.
There are commercial options around or you could even use an old stocking .
Filtering it stops the…
Jul 20, 2008 5:05 pm
For TDL or any other engineery types.
Mmmm , Beginning to think I may follow Eager's lead on this and pull pin on the whole thing and revert to standard which is nothing out there at all.
I think they may…
Jul 20, 2008 6:47 pm
M3tric0n & Hebel
Yes me again. No personal experience. If you can't get any feedback from anyone, why don't you head around to the older displays that used Hebel. M or any…
Jul 20, 2008 7:22 pm
Underfloor or hydronic heating
We are having the panels. The size of the panel unit/s is determined by the room size and window size. So we have a range of sizes. To give you an idea our…
Carlisle Homes...it continues
Only 6 months! I still have a couple of maintenance jobs to be completed, one of which is quite a big job & I've just past the 12 month mark with C.H.
Cost of Render Facade?
Thanks for the feedback guys. Might see if I can find a reliable tradie in the area to get it done after handover. Looks great and completes the house facade - but is pricey.
Rehau plastic plumbing
Its meant to be good, but at the end o fthe day I don't think its much cheaper. What you save in piping you end up paying dor all of the proprietry fittings.
Jul 22, 2008 2:07 am
Update and possible problems
regarding the wet slab, may be check for a leak somewhere? Do you have a photo? If it's from somewhere underground then you could have a bigger problem...
If it still…
help with budgeting
What is the standard kitchen and bathroom package like? You may want to upgrade the benchtops now - it could be tricky to do later.
When it comes to extra costs - our…
Lightweight & Render vs Brick
i would be cautious of having colour mixed in to your render. its easy to pick out areas that are a few shades off, especially if some bits need touching up.
custom design bulider in Melbourne
We are doing the same research, just that we are now debating whether to go with a builder designer or architect. These are a few. They all should be able to help you with…
Jul 23, 2008 9:31 am
Opinions on ensuite/WIR plans?
This will make it hard for a towell rail and the toilet roll holder.
I put in a slider in the ensuite and now wish I hadn't.
Oh, come on now...
Poor adlse - I couldn't bare the waiting another four weeks and I'd just go the tree planting. Compensation would be good - but don't get your hopes set on it.
Hebel vs Blueboard vs Brick?
Rob, As per above, consider foam and concrete. There will be a house open in Adelaide on Sustainable house day that has used this technology. Owned and designed by a…
You know what I'm going to say - Post pics - then we can suggest
Jul 24, 2008 6:03 pm