Building A New House
Tony De Felice Homes??? Melbourne
Sorry, haven't built with them, but they used to build lot of homes in the Wantirna area, a nd had a good reputation. They had a display a couple of years ago…
Aug 13, 2007 1:51 pm
Stacked Stone / Stone Cladding
We'd like to do a stacked stone veneer feature wall, but in our family room. The room has a high cathedral timber ceiling, and the walls are normal plasterboard. Does…
Aug 13, 2007 4:54 pm
Price capping costs with PD
The story we received from PD was as follows:
- you pay the $600 deposit for the soil test etc. This locks you in to the next available site start (usually about 6…
Sorry, I didn't mean ti just disappear; it has been a crazy last few days.
Thanks for all the advice guys/gals. It is good to hear that it doesn't affect the valuation…
Aug 14, 2007 8:59 pm
Here is the floorplan, comments pls
The lease conditions book that you would have got when you bought your block gives the building restrictions for all blocks in Franklin. If your neighbour is too…
I'm just looking at different plans and being a bit of a weird shape how it will all fit on the block with the right orientation and all that (even though…
and then there were more!
My slab will be P class with 685mm high, so it at least is cheaper than your one.
Aug 16, 2007 9:02 pm
Rendering a New Home?
We were quoted 8000 to render just the front in Melbourne. My other half still wanted to do it but I prefer bricks and I won .
We have a slab!
My understanding is, there are 3 main pipes connected today.
One is the black rubber pipe, connecting water into the house.
Second one is the plastic drainage pipe.…
Novice, but rapidly upskilling!!
Firstly congratulations on taking your first step into the exciting world of constructing your dream home!
I am in a similar situation where we purchased a…
Aug 17, 2007 11:59 pm
Our Little Slab
Good idea, I am thinking about it now.... Trying very hard..... Still trying.....
Urh....May me I should wish everyone have a smooth & happy…
Aug 18, 2007 12:23 am
PD 3 month maintenance
Good thing at the handover is to sign it with all things listed for correction.
We are just going through our 6 month maintenance waranty. The maintenance guy…
Aug 21, 2007 2:06 am
Dennis Family inclusion query
Not sure which state you are building. Most of the display homes I seen in sydney got locked window as standard. You might want to check all the brochures, documents or…
Will you be interested in that? Any other suggestions/opinions also…
H Class Foundations
have been in touch with the builder, and received an amended siting plan showing finished slab level of 57.185m, so a 385mm slab, which seems much…
Aug 22, 2007 10:37 pm
Wish List for New Home
when we started looking we only had 3 essentials...
2. Air Conditioning.
3. Automatic garage door.
Then we went through displays and got greedy!!!
Aug 23, 2007 6:19 pm
Recommended Melbourne Home Builders
Although many builders are yet to be reviewed, I thought the current top ranking builders on BB might provide some assistance to you:
PD Site costs
Thought I's share some good news for a change, as I've been pretty vocal with the bad stuff in the past.
We had our Tender appointment yesterday and our site costs came…
Just about to start
Please be careful with commonwealth bank with home loans we had a loan with them and we had to paid account fees on the weekly payment of $4.00 per week on top.we had a…
good advice stick to a bugdet and thing do you really need the extras do you really do the stack doors etc.My self I donnot get any extras in the home I am building only…
I know you have finished now and probably don't want to hear it but we went through Salisbury Bricks in S.A. and they had a few different cream bricks to choose…
Bedroom locations for young children
Something I see as being missed here is the emotional abandonment a young child (typically up to age 4) feels if it is seperated from it's mother.
There is a an…
They Have Finally Finished....
I'm not sure what happened to my photo's - they were here before! I'll post up some new ones next week when the roof is finished!
Tania - the 6 weeks was because the…
Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!
lyn i have gone for wattyl chalk beigh as the main interior color for my house goes nice with greens and reds saw the color in the display house which i have chosen to…
Aug 26, 2007 11:58 pm
Need help with external colour schem
Our slab went down 06Aug and brickwork commenced last week and seems to be going up pretty quickly - we have 4 brickies doing the job so I dont think it will…
Site Cost Quote
Here are some info that i get (Canberra)
*For the H class in Canberra you are looking from 4500 to 7500 to have waffle pod slab. One builder give same price for M and H…
Aug 27, 2007 4:19 pm
Contact the HIA office in Canberra - they should have a list of recommended people
We got a "pre-plaster" inspection. We will get at least another on completion.
The overall assessment was that the frame was "of good quality". The list below…
Aug 28, 2007 11:32 pm
rates on vacant land
cardina shire council has just sent me my rates notice on my vacant block of land which will be built on soon. the land has been valued at $100.000 ..not alot for a block…
Aug 29, 2007 12:12 am
Cant say I noticed the dishwasher location. I am currently living in an old 50's original which includes original kitchen and oven. I have to say I thought I…
We have come to a cash settlement for variation. Not as much as I hoped, but its sorted.
I guess at the end of the day we need to get in house more than…
Building On The Boundary Line
In Sydney, council will inform all your neighbours about your application details before approval. If it's the same for your area, I think the neighbour probably forgotten…