Building A New House
My builder got it approved on the same day, but the block of land is in a new suburb, single level dwelling, and everything in the plan is following the council rule.
Nov 23, 2007 7:48 am
Timing for a new driveway?
Thanks everyone for the feedback.. Just have to make sure all ends are tied up as we also have to arrange carpet and timber flooring. I thought that we could move in the…
Building on a difficult terrain
Building on a difficult terrain
Adjusting the house to the landscape is the first task to be solved when building on a difficult terrain. If your block of land has…
stumps or slab?
I would never build on a slab. I love being able to get under my house to 'see' everything. Its so easy to run cabling or move/fix things.
Floorboards in a slab house can…
Nov 24, 2007 11:41 pm
HELP... Price per m2
After we shaved 10m2 off the size of the house, we've made it to the 222m2 that we need. Now here is the question. How much should…
I believe it depends on your builder and the method they choose under the HIA contract. It may be a % of the total progress of your home. This can mean it is classified as…
Nov 27, 2007 7:28 am
Comments on our plan
Welcome to the forum
I love your design - and I agree with almost everyone - you should join the alfresco and put a bath in the main bathroom.
I think your are dreaming for this to be done exactly to plan, any questions re that point speak to Matt about. But yes, they should fix this and do it the right way.…
Building with Clarendon
We missed out on that promotion as our tender was done in June - it does sound like a good deal to me though. We have upgraded to a caesarstone splashback and that is…
Nov 27, 2007 8:59 pm
Is this acceptable ?
The problem would be that the meter box is there long before anything else (before frame, bricks etc) and the person (plumber?) installing the guttering probably just put…
PD have finally started
VJ i heard form someone if you ring the local council and if you can prove who is dumping the rubbish, the council will fine them, wonder if its possible…
PD Builders - Termite protection
Im appearing dumb here but grime why would concreting your paths up against the house void PDS warranty?in regards to the termite barrier? Im…
Nov 29, 2007 6:06 am
Extremely Reactive Soil.
We're looking at a 'E' Class Void Former Slab System. Including Upgrade strip footings to the portico and Alfresco area.
Anyone know what this is??
Electricity V's Gas the 6m rule
As I understand the rules..
Out side gas supplies/appliances must be 6m from an electrical supply/appliance in Qld?
Any one know the correct distance as ours are not.
Building Sth Bris with Adenbrook
We had a terible run with them...
We are so very very disapointed with service they gave us and quality of the finished product, what was supposed to be our "Dream…
Quick update & Poll Question
Hey guys, we collected our construction dwgs today and have been told that H3nley's office will be closed from 21st Dec until the 7th of Jan.
But the tradies have the…
Oznow……good link, very useful.
I grabbed this one out since most people like to talk about their kitchens and bathrooms.
Kev from new home inspections
We'll definitely ring Kevin very soon and inform our builder that we'll use an independent inspector.
That way we get the best tradies too!
Builders Need To Improve.
I would ask for two things of a builder:
1) How much will it cost?
I don't care if they charge $1 for the house and $249,999 for site costs or $249,999 for the…
Dec 03, 2007 2:54 pm
pole post homes
Hi Kylie, welcome to the forum. We have a steep block too and had a lot of issues finding the right house to fit on the block. We love our block and the views we have…
Dec 03, 2007 4:22 pm
Phoenix wrote: Alternatively Gav, you could upload your site plan, makes it easier to visualise for some???
I could! But I can't at…
Dec 03, 2007 9:52 pm
How quickly they turn nasty
Phoenix, I'm tempted!!
They were $45k more expensive in site works and not willing to look at other options (location of the house on block etc). They wanted a 4.5m…
Dec 04, 2007 5:07 pm
Quote from a project builder.
Some ouf your quotes to seem a bit steep. A word on the water tank. We ar about to build with M and we are paying $7200 because in…
Dec 05, 2007 7:47 am
Melbourne home design magazine
Hi Simon, if you find it let us know which one it is - i love to look at other peoples houses and get ideas.....hmmmm maybe not a good thing as i keep changing my mind or…
Exposed Aggregate Driveway
Also, check Matt's blog:
He has some good pictures, and you can see the process there.
We'll follow your journey from start to finish..
We just started today.......... so very happy just like you!
Opinion on house orientation please.
I like the crescent driveway if the block is big enough - check with the council first though. Some councils don't like you to have two crossovers, and will ask you to…
Should I clean?
Why do you care if there's dust in your wall cavities?
There's probably a body under your kitchen bench, but unless you looked you wouldn't know.
Just get in with a…