Building A New House
My building progress
Love the record of details you keep as a reference, I'm going through a different process (owner-builder and no loans).
I'm keeping a brief timeline to highlight some…
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?
Currently building ??
May I ask if that's due to special bricks in the order that takes time for production? Hope it's not the general issue with a shortage of laborers/materials. I've just…
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…
Velux skylights facing East
I think from memory, Velux only do the internal shade screens. External are from third party suppliers. I gave a mate of mine a hand to install an external motorised shade…
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…
Building with fowler homes
We have completed all appointments (awaiting quotes from kitchen and internals). DA approval has been granted but nothing can happen until all quotes are received and…
Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Metricon Studio M Costing
Reaching out here on a limb to see if anyone has a spreadsheet with studio M costings from within the last year or 2. I'd like to cost things out a bit before…