Building A New House
How long from start to frame finish stage?
We are building with Allcastle Homes, and started construction on the 16/08/2021. Slab was laid 27/09/2021. All the frames are on-site and nothing has been done…
I was just after some general information and some feedback based on experience on the general timeframes and stages to go from raw land to registration…
Nov 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Thomas Archer Bayside Build
I only had to sign a few documents relating to the installation of a gas meter with Origin - don't recall having to do it for electricity.
Hope this helps!
Nov 29, 2021 11:14 am
Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)
You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like…
Knock down rebuild - where to live?
Just to chime in - you can absolutely live in your granny flat - I am doing exactly that as I type! I just negotiated it with my builder.
In today’s market…
Nov 29, 2021 11:01 am
Just text me on 0431 712 792 and we will arrange a time to chat today
Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.
Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ?
Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…
Building price increases
The first coherent response. Thanks.
However in my experience of vectorworks forums is that they dont remove posts "that tell it the way it is", they remove…
Henley Homes Review
Again they are all subcontractors.
we build with henley before and happy with them.
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm
Knock Down Rebuild
we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley
Henley pricing are upfront except site cost.
Carlisle is the other choice here in vic
I like the emperor and montessa…
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
Building with Metricon
We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !!
ICF Vs Hebel
I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.
Metricon Riviera 54
I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras?
Also, did you do any…
Clarendon help please (Boston 28)
I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front?
Velux skylights facing East
If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows.
You can get external and internal shade devices as…
Building with Wisdom Homes
Ok, so not great, but not terrible. We have a 2 year old solar system which we will be reusing, shame they won't let us include it in our BASIX checks
Yeah, we're finally building. Council planning and CLC Aprovals took a while...but we've now started.
Signature on Edmund - Riverstone
I bought from signature at hteir ponds project.
Never again very poor customer service and the delays are beyond crazy.
We bought in aug 2018
This one has the right idea hahaha
I'm currently building with DJ's, it's a living nightmare, I'd strongly consider going with someone /anyone else. It could not be much worse than staying building with these guys
What to ask in a Consolidated Tender?
Hi all ,
I’ve gathered that most project home will have the stage of a consolidated tender where all requirements are consolidated and drawn up in the plan. There will…
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build
Unfortunately Martyn is the guy you see 'A current Affair' chasing down the road. The parent company Complete will not help either, totally disassociated itself. I…
Building with Adenbrook homes
I am also contemplating between Adenbrook and Macdonald Jones. I am on tight budget so Adenbrook seems cheaper. Would you be kind enough to share what kind of…
Building with fowler homes
We've only just been given a prelim cost estimation.
We havent paid $2k for the tender yet so still early stages!
We're pretty set on Fowler homes because they have…
Nov 23, 2021 12:07 pm
GJ Gardner or Metricon
We compared both these builders & went ahead with one of them. Pls direct message me & I can share our thoughts on our decision considerations.
Masterton - Westwood
We are starting our process with Masterton. Can I get some feedback on how the…
New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne
Just wondering if anybody has used or can recommend an interior designer in Melbourne for our new build?
We are building a Hamptons style home with modern…
Nov 22, 2021 10:17 am
Nov 21, 2021 11:09 pm
Definition of “completion” of build
Thanks @Ashington Homes.
Yes makes sense that lock up is a little early to claim ‘completion’.
I thought there would be many others experiencing similar issues from…
Carlisle Homes Build Contract
We are in the process of building with Carlisle homes easy living. Its a double storey home of 35sq.
We liked their floor and display as such but I have a few questions…
Nov 19, 2021 3:39 pm
Building with Hall & Hart Homes
We have now had face to face appointments - made changes to many selections done via Zoom previously. Face-to-face appointments can't be replaced by Zoom appointments.