Building A New House
Worried about Alfresco pier
I’d rather see the timber and be able to fix any rot etc. I think enclosing it prevents termite inspection and rot inspection, better to replace with galvanised steel…
Oct 16, 2021 9:34 pm
Attached is revised design with Media room moved to back of the house. The room dimensions have been missed in the design, I have asked for this to be included.
Oct 16, 2021 8:28 pm
Is this a reasonable amount to pay?
to be fair you won't know until you have some valuations done. That's your next step. However the first red flag should have been the fact you wouldn't be able to get…
Powder room - layout advice needed
We haven’t built yet, but we renovated a few years ago and had an open ensuite with toilet. We built the toilet in and put in a sliding door and while privacy isn’t as…
Oct 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Thomas Archer Hive 45 - Boroondara 
Congrats and wish you have a smooth journey with TA. Just wondering who gave you the joinery list and selections (sales or BC)? Have you finished your style appointment?…
Coral Homes Daydream 30 with Coolum (I think) portico.
Oct 10, 2021 5:56 pm
New build - Water tank sited below house
First time builder here seeking some feedback from those far more experienced than I.
Our block has a reasonable slope (5 meter fall back to front over 55m)…
Colorbond Roofing Insulation
I'm interested to know too as on Sunshine Coast and I have raked ceiling with exposed beams so this will be the only insulation method I can have so want the best to…
Oct 10, 2021 5:07 am
Home Building Blogs
Buying a first home is an important step that requires a commitment to saving, careful decision making, and thoughtful planning.…
Porter Davis homes
Hey Fongeo , hope you are keeping well. I was wondering if you went ahead with building Astor 49. We are planning to build Astor 49 as well. However we couldn't find a…
NBN Pit within 1m of crossover extension
A class A pit and lid is one that is not designed to be driven over. NBN would be more interested in you getting close to their pit.
You could contact them about…
Thomas Archer Bayside Build
Awesome thanks for this
Like I said I really like your layout with the orientation of the pool and basketball court and I might copy it.
Hopefully you don't sue me for…
Henley Or Carlisle Inclusions
Lots of builders use alternate solutions to the standards.
I can guarantee Henley do to. Some of them are better, some of them less so. All of them have to be…
Floor Waste requirement
Thanks Leona33. I have checked with them and they said its not there.
Just wanted to understand that is floor waste an optional or a requirement as per the regulations.
Newbie advice please!
Newbie here. Just in the process of buying a lot in Aldo Estate in Fraser Rise (yayyy!!)
Looking for any and all advice on Metricon v Henley v PDX v Boutique Homes v…
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
3 trailers, toilet for pool visitors and a home office is the plan... Need to start measuring and get all the trailers in one spot to be able to see how the jigsaw puzzle fits in
Just saw your post as we are nearly at this stage. Have you started on site? Did it end up taking the 2-3 weeks?
Sep 17, 2021 5:53 pm
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Yep totally with you and totally agree with what you have said.
Also we all should be supporting local manufacturers where we can.
Another one is cabinets, how do you…
Henley Cullen 41
cyncyn we are just about to start with the Cullen 41, we have very similar upgrades.
Which refrigerated option did you go with?
How are you enjoying the house, is there…
Sep 14, 2021 1:41 pm
I'd love to hear some experiences if any past or current Arli Homes clients are here on h1?
Advice/experience from industry professionals who have had…
don't do it if you care about sound quality. Most speakers in ceilings lack the proper isolation and sound direction that dedicated speakers in properly designed cabinets…
This was my creation:
The council did a site inspection, and requested further information (drawings showing building area over 7.5M), which we got from Metricon.…
Building Cost in Melbourne
We spoke with all the builders that had display homes anywhere near us. From memory that included: Metricon, henley. Simmonds, porter Davis, Sherridon, Dennis family,…
Sep 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Sep 09, 2021 10:12 pm
We're early in our journey with TA, but have read and considered doing this separately.
I'm following a few on instagram:
Upmarket on I found is COS Interiors.
Sep 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Handshower in bathtub
So my builder has said no matter what they are not installing the hand shower. I guess i don't have much that I can do here. I will try to contact VBA…
How often do you visit your site?
Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…
How was your experience with Mimosa, I am looking at building Churchill 220 with them. Just wondering if you could share your experience with us.
What’s the really point of prefab homes?
Did you ever find any viable prefab builders for your 3br project in VIC?
I'm interested in the same thing, and like you, am (still, having had my eye on the…
Double Storey Too Hot Upstairs
Frankly speaking, in a typical house around 30-35% of the energy will be lost through walls and around 25-35% through the windows and doors (depending on glazing ratios).…
Unrealistic site costs
Here's the flip side of the coin when the site works is done without proper documentation, inspections and certification