Building A New House
BrentandAllisonProjects to do after New Home Handover
We have elected to do this with main floor tiling and carpets. The builder could not offer tiles we liked. Doing the carpet ourselves has allowed up to upgrade the…
Mr. SausageHow often do you visit your site?
I agree with you that it is the tradies you need to watch as in the end they are the ones who will likely make a mega-blunder and not the supervisor (that was the case 20…
algernonCustom/special conditions in building contracts?
10 May 2017
I've got a copy of the ACT MBA standard contract, which is used by our currently preferred builder (a custom builder). This is the first time that I've built, but as…
LamesDecision help - flooring, heating, cooling and roofing!
16 March 2017
Thanks algernon - I was doing some reading and I did see that Hebel Powerfloor - I was going to speak to the architect about it today when we meet. Looks interesting. I…
BlackPearl_CBRBuilding in Canberra - Builder Recommendations
23 November 2016
Today's Homes under administration http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-23/t ... on/8048336?
algernonBuilder recommendations in Canberra / kit homes - storybook
25 July 2016
I admit to not asking that upfront as often as I should've (so don't know for all of the builders we checked out), but if they don't…
jsmiBuilding a new house - challenges and how to improve!
17 May 2016
Hey there. We are just starting out (haven't signed anything) but are using an architect for the concept design, then using our custom builder's designer to draw it up to…
BlackPearl_CBRHandover Process - What are the steps involved?
3 May 2016
Our builder has provided us with the Certificate of Occupancy application form to sign. However, when we went to our house last week, there was still electrical work, some…
sunraysvariation charges after soil and contour test
4 March 2016
Why will you sign the build contract before your land got titled. $1k variation sounds ok as it is a structural change after signing the contract. No builder is…
jacq_27Rebuild/Extension Canberra - Jigsaw Housing
1 September 2015
Hi danielk2005, really keen to know how your renovation has progressed? We are considering our options for an old property in the inner North too - unsure whether knock…
liquidnitroNew home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom
12 July 2015
Thank you all for the responses. I too will probably see this as an annoyance (I've been allocated the affected sink by the wife)! And just looks like a design flaw for…
Bonnie21First Home Buyers in Googong - Need assistance
11 July 2015
Check out www.beforeyoubuild.net.au They might be able you with your building especially choosing a builder and going through your contract before you sign it. They are…
MoncrieffManBuilding in Moncrieff (ACT)
1 June 2015
Yes we have made provisions, I've got cabling to every TV (I've got servers) and have the Nbn in the NHP. Yeah last I heard is our stage 3 east will be ready by October,…
4wallsDining Room Size for a 8 Seater Dining Table
4 April 2015
If you regularly have 8 seated then it really is a squeeze. If it is on the odd occasion then it is possibly manageable, depending on the placements of the entry/entries…
kathryneadeAnyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???
28 November 2014
Hello Adam - did you use the Pandomo product in the end? I'm based in London and the polished concrete market doesn't seem quite as advanced as it is back home - I found…
Leonardo_23Anyone ever claimed their Builder's Warranty Insurance?
11 October 2014
It seems that nobody noticed your thread, so perhaps enter the similar topics below, because there is some good info there. The warranty insurance does cover for…
building-expertWhat does builder have to gain by terminating contract?
27 September 2014
I have also seen building consultants who were afraid of heights. Those people should not do building inspections in my opinion. Larger…
whzzz28Some add ons, but is the builder taking the p*ss?
28 August 2014
Suspct covered them all nicely, but two cents on some items: 1) Expensive even with tiles included. At that cost it would want to be rectified porcelain, if its standard…
apageintimeLifestyle homes Canberra - any experiences
20 August 2014
We are thinking about building a house in Coombs with Lifestyle homes, but I can't find any reviews good or bad about them online. Given the recent spate of builders…
PatrickWhiteFranklinMy Good experience with "Goldruby Homes" (Mathew Smith)
6 August 2014
I built my home using “Goldruby Homes” back in 2009. Here is my personal experience with Mathew Smith. In general, building our own home is not that often we do. …
navsSubmitting Defects for Practical Completion - How much time?
19 June 2014
I just did my PCI last week and used an independent building inspector who climbed in the roof and did the walk around with us and even though he didn't find my faults I…
AriNearly Finished a build in Canberra- opinions sought
16 June 2014
wood bangOur Sekisui House Meridian - carpet and electricity
7 June 2014
divine_homeSelling own home while building H&L package - any advice?
27 May 2014
Just wondering if anyone has bought a house and land package, split the contract, settled on land first and tried to sell their own home to finance the construction and…