Building A New House
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…
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…
Thoughts on our floorplan please. The width of the house can't really be changed, but interested in other feedback.
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…
Building price increases
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%.
Fairmont NSW Balmoral
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…
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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…
Jan 23, 2022 12:21 am
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…
Jan 20, 2022 3:35 pm
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…
Building with Montgomery Homes
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…
Building with Infinity Homes Australia
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…
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!
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…
New Build with Omnia Homes
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…
Jan 18, 2022 12:59 pm
Building a Chelsea with Hall and Hart
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…
Jan 18, 2022 11:23 am
Building with Hall & Hart Homes
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
Jan 18, 2022 11:18 am
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…
Building with fowler homes
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?
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.…
I paid $800 for kitchen drop down ceiling, it seems reasonable.
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…
bearers & Joist Alfreso
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?
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…