Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Browse Forums
Building A New House
Standard
List
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
MrSober
MrSober
22 January

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
1 ... 5, 6, 7

This is ours currently still building, will be a little different to the colour scheme below. We went with Blackbutt coloured brick, monument roof/gutters, think we ended…

129
194218
MrSober
Jan 22, 2022 5:57 pm

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

When signing either a HIA or MBA contract, be aware that you don't automatically have access to the site.…

718
294700
Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 2:22 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
llundberg
llundberg
23 December 2021

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 59, 60, 61

One thing I have notice is that there are a lot of people suggesting to add additional noggins in walls for TV's, etc. In my opinion, that is a very bad idea. It makes it…

1202
913833
llundberg
Dec 23, 2021 3:43 pm

Belated happy new year everyone. The update is that we now have our CDC approved, but in December we encountered a significant issue which nearly derailed the project and…

77
21406
Ashington Homes
Jan 25, 2022 6:14 am
Ashington Homes

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

I probably won't ever post anything here that's public, but happy to share privately or keep you posted on how I go. They normally do waffle, but will depend on the…

18
9104
stonesthrow
Jan 24, 2022 10:42 pm

How much did my build cost?

How much did my build cost?

Agreed, everyone has a different taste to things, floor size and bedrooms does not really mean anything. It all comes down to your selections. For example, I am very…

12
12766
Flamingo
Jan 24, 2022 9:39 pm

Hi all, Thoughts on our floorplan please. The width of the house can't really be changed, but interested in other feedback. Thanks!

0
385
Zedzee
Jan 24, 2022 9:09 pm
Nous
Nous
12 h

Durisol Builder in Sydney

Durisol Builder in Sydney

What is everyone using in Perth?

10
2571
Nous
Jan 24, 2022 6:52 pm

Home warranty insurance

Home warranty insurance

Hi home build guide-Colin, Thanks for sharing that info. Really helpful. As the builder I’m seriously thinking of engaging acted as if he didn’t know anything about…

4
1153
Savagepuppy
Jan 24, 2022 4:46 pm

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE

BUILDING WITH SCOTT SALISBURY HOMES IN ADELAIDE
SA

Hope things went better for you than our experience, which on a $1m+ renovation was not good at all. We have a website devoted to our experience building with Scott…

10
9531
Bob Dove
Jan 24, 2022 3:32 pm
zan007
zan007
15 h

Metricon Build - Duxton 35 Geelong

Metricon Build - Duxton 35 Geelong
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi twuuni, I know this is very old thread but still hoping for the response. :) Your house looks awesome and thanks for this forum. It's so helpful for people like…

114
16707
zan007
Jan 24, 2022 3:21 pm

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive

Western Sydney custom build: solar passive
NSW

The shutters seem to only block 1 out 3 sliding door panels according to the elevation drawing. Not sure how helpful that would be. You already live on this land…

8
735
Jason526
Jan 24, 2022 2:01 pm

Floor plan feedback please

Floor plan feedback please

hahaha - I've honestly never heard that before! I'll have a look back in the posts now :)

3
463
Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 24, 2022 2:00 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021

Yes I think we went $5k over in just our electrical appointment with all extra data points, downlight upgrades etc. Good luck! It's all a balance and compromise.

13
5648
sminters
Jan 24, 2022 1:59 pm

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hey all! From speaking to some Builder on the ground in Melbourne, they have done a flat markup up across all cost centres in some cases of 7% - 12%. Small builders…

83
21428
Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 24, 2022 1:12 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin

Has anyone built with Thomas Paul Construction?

Has anyone built with Thomas Paul Construction?

I am planning to build a duplex in NewCastle with . Would like to know if anyone has worked with them already for your investment property and how was your experience?

0
191
liana_es
Jan 24, 2022 12:48 pm

Has anyone built with Lily Homes (NSW) in recent times ?

Has anyone built with Lily Homes (NSW) in recent times ?

Why not ask Lily Homes for the contct details of some of their recent customers for references?, with appropriate permissions of course.

1
309
Kippers01
Jan 24, 2022 11:49 am

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan

Custom Build - Tender Presentation 24th Jan
1, 2

I didn't tie the builder to any format as I wanted to see what they can provide based on the requirements I have provided.

23
12936
KnockItDown
Jan 24, 2022 9:20 am
KnockItDown

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 814, 815, 816

OK. Thanks. Hopefully they will start the brickwork soon with my build.

16318
2431590
Contaksujeet
Jan 24, 2022 8:50 am
Gildea
Gildea
Yesterday

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42

Building with Fairmont Homes NSW - Balmoral 42
1, 2

Plenty, nothing structural / major though. Just plenty of little things, (e.g. painting issues, sliding doors move to much in rollers so can't lock, front door doesn't…

29
19225
Gildea
Jan 23, 2022 10:10 pm

Contract Tips Before Signing

Contract Tips Before Signing

Hey dvan I wrote a blog with Feel free to ask any questions also - would be happy to help out!

1
1233
Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
caphe
caphe
23 January

Fairmont NSW Balmoral

Fairmont NSW Balmoral
NSW

We are yet to build with Fairmont NSW for the Balmoral 42. Just curious to find out any experiences or issues from those who have built with Fairmont NSW. How many years…

0
306
caphe
Jan 23, 2022 4:54 pm
18
7812
Spazzen
Jan 23, 2022 3:35 pm

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

AllCastle - Electrical inclusion (grey area)

Yes that is how I read it too. However, I would just send them an email & ask for written clarification in any case. The exact number of all electrical supplies should…

3
351
Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 3:31 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
205
134913
Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 23, 2022 2:27 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
Mox80
Mox80
23 January

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.

Brick colours to go with Light coloured cocnrete roof tiles.
NSW

Just ordered austral brick castellana. Cheaper than PGH. You and builder will save Se below PGH colour range. Take a tile sample and visit a PGH showroom

1
873
Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:27 am
Mox80
Mox80
23 January

Interior walls cracks

Interior walls cracks

Do you have issues opening and closing windows or doors? If so it's your slab. The engineers will install a tall tale to measure the movement and crack and will draft a…

12
4546
Mox80
Jan 23, 2022 12:21 am
Flamingo
Flamingo
21 January

Hotondo Homes in Administration

Hotondo Homes in Administration

I was at Home World the other day, I see some builders have promotion for 18 months price lock, if I am not wrong, it is McDonald Jones Homes, I don't think it's purely…

6
1919
Flamingo
Jan 21, 2022 9:47 pm

Custom Home Building Blog

Custom Home Building Blog
VIC

Hey everyone I started…

0
592
Homebuildguide-Colin
Jan 21, 2022 2:28 pm
Homebuildguide-Colin
build2020
build2020
21 January

Pre final inspection-outstanding

Pre final inspection-outstanding
VIC

Fantastic news re Thomas Archer. We are currently building with them and they have been fantastic.

3
3197
build2020
Jan 21, 2022 2:19 pm
80
33675
maverick123
Jan 21, 2022 9:17 am
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
20 January

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised

Building with SJD Homes in 2020 - Charleston 310 customised
VIC
1, 2

BTW guys, my house has been completed and handed over on 20 July 2021. However, I got lazy to post updates or pictures etc... I will share my experience with SJD Homes…

34
15732
murtaza.sh
Jan 20, 2022 6:55 pm
murtaza.sh
r_13
r_13
20 January

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification

Carlisle Homes Special Conditions and Contract Specification
VIC

From memory Carlisle's contract also states something to the effect that waterproofing warranty will be void unless it is inspected every 12 months (several parts like…

3
1553
r_13
Jan 20, 2022 4:43 pm
r_13
enzso
enzso
20 January

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

Welsh Homes/Harmac Homes/Ridge Homes

just giving this one a little bump

1
1780
enzso
Jan 20, 2022 3:35 pm
strannik
strannik
20 January

Alfresco Surface Tiling

Alfresco Surface Tiling

yeah i guess i should've been a bit clearer in my post. the builder wasn't talking about tiles per se, they said they cannot raise the alfresco/porch slab to allow tiles…

7
3720
strannik
Jan 20, 2022 9:57 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
20 January

Building with Montgomery Homes

Building with Montgomery Homes
1, 2, 3

That's great news. I was talking to some industry colleagues on Tuesday who were telling me about one very large builder who is now handing back contracts on a regular…

46
20223
Ashington Homes
Jan 20, 2022 6:15 am
Ashington Homes
JSlater
JSlater
19 January

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Building with Infinity Homes Australia

Hey All, We are currently in the process of selecting a builder for our house in VIC. We've gone through the process of getting detailed quotes from the builders on our…

0
854
JSlater
Jan 19, 2022 7:57 pm
kennyc
kennyc
19 January

My building progress

My building progress

So i received my start date today :) Site cut is booked in for Feb 2 and slab on March 8. Let the fun times begin!

5
3400
kennyc
Jan 19, 2022 5:56 pm
MBX3
MBX3
18 January

New build floor plan advice

New build floor plan advice

ramjam01 - Just my tow cents from my custom build underway - Pantry seems small given Fridge has taken up other side. (Perhaps make island and sink wall longer with…

9
3001
MBX3
Jan 18, 2022 1:14 pm
MBX3
Kama1
Kama1
18 January

New Build with Omnia Homes

New Build with Omnia Homes
1, 2, 3

Hi Rivers76, I'd be great to get some updates on how did your build go. How much time did it take to complete and how was your experience? Also, how was the after care…

41
18524
Kama1
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
Mia14
Mia14
18 January

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart

Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
NSW

I have the Chelsea and the estimate was about 100k less as when you get to the selections appointments it all costs more e.g standard tiles in Beaumont costs more for…

12
8858
Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am
Mia14
Mia14
18 January

Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Building with Hall & Hart Homes
NSW
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Hi, they are very keen to assist but then admin delays come in. I paid my first tender in June 2020 and my house is still getting built

1181
405349
Mia14
Jan 18, 2022 11:18 am
strannik
strannik
18 January

Stockland - Land Release Process

Stockland - Land Release Process

I don't know anything about appointments, they didn't do them when we bought land about a year ago. For us the process was fairly simple. We picked the lot we liked, paid…

1
1211
strannik
Jan 18, 2022 8:17 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
17 January

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

Hey Mikaela3105, just wondered if you have any progress on your build at all? We have come to a halt with progress as well. How did you go with speaking to someone higher up?

53
23229
Sam B6
Jan 17, 2022 7:08 pm

Saw this unit around me. Similar structure to yours. Hope the colours are somewhat similar to what you want? I would ditch that stone cladded column, too old fashioned.…

1
1456
Jason526
Jan 17, 2022 11:15 am
Flamingo
Flamingo
16 January

dropdown ceiling

dropdown ceiling

I paid $800 for kitchen drop down ceiling, it seems reasonable.

4
2248
Flamingo
Jan 16, 2022 5:38 pm

Drop from slab to fence

Drop from slab to fence

I would expect that the slab design would include piers under the edge beam as you have drainage running approx 500mm outside the slab edge, this would be within the zone…

2
1474
BuildingandLegal
Jan 16, 2022 4:55 pm
Meccxmecc
Meccxmecc
15 January

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

Thank you 😊 for replying me so thoroughly Make me feel so much better going with it Congratulations with your home 🏡 good to live in a home you ❤

567
70268
Meccxmecc
Jan 15, 2022 4:51 pm
Home2021
Home2021
15 January

bearers & Joist Alfreso

bearers & Joist Alfreso

Hi, Just wondering any of you have bearers & Joist Alfreso which has concrete on it and tiling. Is it possible to have that? If yes how the builder to it? Currently for…

0
878
Home2021
Jan 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Flamingo
Flamingo
15 January

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Swimming pool tiling installation cost

Hi guys, I have never built a pool before, I have got a quote for $6900 for install only (I supply tiles) to pool surround plus copping, size $18m2 + 24lm Pool coping. Is…

0
961
Flamingo
Jan 15, 2022 1:49 pm

You are here
Building ForumBuilding, Renovation & MaintenanceBuilding A New House
Featured Professional

Home Builders Advantage (HBA) are Perth's leading Building Broker! We offer a FREE concept design and consultation with no obligation to proceed. Every home we build is a custom design, that means you can get what you want in your new home!

Perth WA
Contact Us
Related Professionals
Browsing this forum

Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], rnd and 174 guests

You are here
Building ForumBuilding, Renovation & MaintenanceBuilding A New House
Homeone Australian & New Zealand

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.8 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Join Community
Advertise
Contact Homeone
Articles
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2022
Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on Twitter
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2022