Building A New House
For the first time in Australia offering ZOOM with Building Expert one on one or three way conference. Regardless of your building problem or situation you can now ask…
Velux skylights facing East
double glazed window won't do anything if sun is coming through it I think? it'd need to be low-E glass if there's sun coming through it. Double glazed will be good for…
The Gables in Box Hill
Having a home elevator is a good investment and ideal to include in your plans to future proof your when age hits you.
Many of our clients realised this too…
Dec 07, 2021 11:05 pm
My building progress
tranlan257 thanks for sharing and all the best with your build!
RameshN yes, it's dragged on for so long. I'm just itching to build...
The notice is that they are not…
Currently building ??
Unfortunately in WA that’s for most people, especially if your builder isn’t ahead of the game with scheduling and ordering
Rawson Homes - General Thread
Rawson filed our DA with non-compliant slope for driveway. How can a big builder who have build thousands of homes with driveway can’t get it right?
First time builders- pit falls.
Cheers and I agree with a lot of what you say. My contract says 20% builders margin. Whilst high I am happy to pay this. I’m not happy at between 50% and 200% though.…
Building a Doulton in Geelong
It wasn't the best one to work with, due to the double easements and slope which restricted the build size and options, but because the three houses at the back have…
Como Homes, Inspired homes and Oak Living
Thank you for responding so quickly. This makes us feel a lot better about things especially when we had such an uneasy feeling about the whole “inspired…
Choosing home builders
I honestly think it is a much of a muchness. You will always hear good and bad about all builders. Go with the plan you love.
Dec 07, 2021 11:17 am
Hi all, looking for builder recommendation for two double story townhouse development in Melbourne eastern suburbs. I think I can't go to volume builder as we have custom…
Dec 07, 2021 12:05 am
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm late to the party and our build is already complete. I'm just finally getting around to documenting to share with others. It does…
MoveHomes WA - Reviews?
Might want to look at a Facebook group called $honkybuilderswa (with an S not a $) I think there might be a few things there on them.
I have been trying to get answers regarding the condition of my slab. It has many faults that will get inspected at frame stage but as my house is a zero lot…
Pre final inspection-outstanding
In my 55 years of experience as a builder and 17 years as a building consultant I have seen lot of good work and a lot of bad work so I am not easily…
Building house in stages?
Thanks for the response. You're exactly right. Not many builders wanted to give quotes on some selected stages by owners to build. So I went on with the owner-builder…
Thomas archer custom build
Hi there. We are are using TA but only made some small changes to their Nouveau design, however I think we are in the same boat. We paid our deposit 6 months ago and when…
Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2
I am new here and first time contemplating a Knock Down Rebuild. We have decided on the Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2 as it fits our land and will meet our current and…
Comment on Price Estimate
I noticed the Baw Baw levy and the diagram of your house.
I'm building in Baw Baw Shire as well. Any chance yours is in a new estate?
Masterton - Westwood
Pre construction starts when the contract is signed.
We signed the tender (deposit) 20th March and contract 20th May
7 Months, No Brickie!
It's all too common right now in WA, most especially if you're with a BGC company, soon enough they'll probably issue you a price increase as well if you're extra lucky!
Simonds Gallery prices
Hoping to start our home building journey soon! We have a bit of a tight budget and have found Simonds is fitting our budget and needs the most.
I have factored…
In your council specifications it needs to be a H2 slab or better due to mine subsidence.
There are two private FB groups where you can find a whole lot more info…
KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
I have used the guide to consider few options.. in fact I even downloaded the VIC guide to explore few variations..
Looks like we are at the same stage !! Good Luck
Bathroom floor much higher than main floor
Can't they just shave off part of that to make a smooth transition? We also have a level difference between bathroom floors and the adjacent area, but the way they managed…
Lot Street address wrong on the title
Is it 'wrong' or not as you expected it to be?
Are the covenants set by council or someone else? Your 'main entry' doesn't always have to be a driveway. It can be just a…
Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne
Does anyone know a few prefab manufacturers in Melbourne? Looking for quotations of timber materials (wall frames, floor joists, roof trusses) to frame the house.
Building price increases
StructuralBIMGuy you must be living under a rock to say society trusts Enginners it would be the same as saying I'm going to get lucky with Angelina Jolie!
Look at the…