Building A New House
Site costs - Established area
Thanks for that build_build....I hope we can make the right choice - its such a tough decision, I hope my site costs are like yours, they sound…
Frame cracking question
My apologies. Good building practice and following engineers recommendations has lead me to believe that a M10/M12 bolt within 100-1500mm from bottom bracing point of a…
Feb 27, 2008 8:58 am
Pick apart my budget ! :)
Currently most of the blocks we are looking at are around 13-14m wide x 34m long. The house plan we are interesed in is around 11m x 21 (add on the rumpus as…
slight overhang of frame
CCA included. That being said the CCA does penetrate better than LOSP - thats why LOSP is only available up to H3 level (CCA goes to H6)
Electrical - New House
interesting topic j_s
I had a mate of mine (electrician) take a look at our wiring yesterday afternoon and he was also pretty amazed at the lack of compliance with…
Feb 28, 2008 11:56 am
Hi DeeElle, I asked the same question to my builder last week
I really thought our roof would be next after completion of frame, instead some of the windows were…
Feb 29, 2008 6:46 am
Anyone built a kit home?
we looked into this a while back and found that when taking into account all the true costs, we could build a brick & tile equivalent from a volume builder for much…
Building on a sloping block
Hotondo homes were advertising building homes on a slope this morning. Might be worth investigating if they build in your area.
Possible progress on our land!
I don't think you'll have too many issues on your course. The cost for an outsider to play at a Medallist course is likely to eliminate a lot of the…
problem with porch bricks
Yes, a very nice design concept. Can't see it going into production (EFIJY, TT36/Torana, Marilyn, SS-X etc) but it's a good styling exercise that I reckon may hold cues…
Urgent plumbing help - SE Qld
Rules in Queensland say 100m2 of the roof or 50% of total roof area whichever is the lesser must empty into the tank.
Good to hear the builder will put…
Finally reached Lock Up stage
Noticed in your 3rd photo, looks like bathroom or ensuite, there's a hole on the floor. Is it because the drain hole was too close to the…
Issues during construction
Hello hysterical1144, I'd suggest that if you have your S/S's contact information start with them. Document your conversation in an e-mail…
Customers who have used steel frames
Marketing! Like Toyota and Lexus - same company - one targets Average Joe, and another targets the higher margin business.
I am also going for the…
Tawny Heritage Selkirk Brick
Recieved your PM and replied but for some reason is still sitting in outbox.
Anyway, no pics but you are welcome to come and have a look. House is in Mt…
What does site costs involve?
Site costs are extra costs required for site preparation and footings. This includes costs of machine hire, steel, concrete supply & pumping, extra earthworks, extra tie…
Mar 02, 2008 1:02 pm
Advice from the forum regulars
Hi ratter welcome to the forum .we are also building with PD but south east side of melbourne .. anyway good luck and hope everything goes well for you
Mar 02, 2008 10:30 pm
Have I missed anything?
Hmm I see your point V - your right, I was originally just going to pay the $5000 for the indulgence pack and then they told me about choosing one of these options for…
Mar 04, 2008 3:32 pm
I will ask if the draftsman does 3D, as for the home software - I got MVH and nearly threw the thing in the bin!!!
Deep breath I need to have another go.
Mar 04, 2008 3:43 pm
yeah, not really suitable as a door.
Also it's really just a steel roof with a brick parapet, my drawing is sooo dodgy.
Here's a pic of what it looks like on a…
What do you think? - Photo's attached
Thanks for your opinions/suggestions. Hubby spoke to SS today after ringing 4 times (ss is not good at returning phone calls) Expressed strongly again that…
claths new home
Well got some good news today well yesturday now since im posting after midnight.. Ive just been told Pre handover is 1st of April ( April fools day) and handover April…
Mar 05, 2008 12:31 am
Yep - same requirements as us!
I have to enquire with the builder in regards to access by fire brigade to our 10000L water tank (concrete tank underground)
Finally Getting Somewhere
If you got a full construction loan, and not just a land loan, you should get to keep that money from your FHOG when its given to you as you didn't have to use it for the…
Getting close to crunch time
Good morning all,
Thanks to those who responded so kindly to my first ever post last week. In case you did not read it, I am building with Porter Davis in Melbourne's…
Exterior/Facade help :)
Thanks V - I might give the a call and see if there are some close by....I like the Hawthorn too - it will look great on your home
Issue with front facade windows
Personally it wouldn't worry me but it wouldn't hurt to speak with the window manuf. directly & ask the question.
[If you have another pic. showing the frame work above…
Next: Stainless Steel rope balustrade
The glass looks nicer, but a nightmare to clean.
So we decided to have wire to our balcony.
We have kids too... will make sure they won't reach that area.
We have a minimum setback of 5m, but our design guidelines state that they want to promote different setbacks across the roads. Our house will…
In canberra the price is depend on which builder.
The most reasonable price is from Blackett, although you have to notify before the initial wiring. Other builders…
Mar 10, 2008 3:08 pm
Mar 10, 2008 3:35 pm
I love white so I'm sure I would love it! Have you got any pics?