Building A New House
Things you forget - summary page 32
We are just about to start our 2nd build and are still referring back to this page, it's a goldmine!
One little thing that is a big deal to me is the grout in the tiles.…
Curtains or Roller Blinds for the house ?
I think that both – curtains and roller blinds are trendy. It depends on your needs and home interior. I can't see photos of your house, so it's hard to suggest any…
Had our tile meeting today. So many questions, I didn’t realise they care about the direction which they lay them in (the little arrow under the tile).
Individual Design - New Choice Homes
It looks like some form of sinkback, ie the plaster on the joins has shrunk.
Surely they could strip the paint back and re-do the joins with more plaster? I’m not a…
May 12, 2019 10:39 am
A good portion of the upper floor brickwork was completed this week. The staircase has been blocked with scaffolding which prevents us from being able to have a good look…
KDR with Ross North - Perth WA
I agree with widening the entry. You need a minimum of 1400 width in an entry to not feel cramped. You won't feel the difference when parking your caravan, but you…
How often do you visit your site?
We live 5 mins away and I drive past each day as school drop off is 400m down the road. It has been handy to keep an eye on progress - especially when I got an email from…
Hi Ben888, how does this new plan look? I got the builder modify the last one following some of your advice...
Firstly congrats on the pregnancy. I hope alls going well on that front with you.
I think our situation was quite similar, I'm expecting my little one end…
Apr 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Increased site costs
We had the same issue but was a $17000 increase (after a fixed price on initial sign up after we had paid for a engineer to give us our initial quote) we were quite…
B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
We had to get DA for our 52.1% coverage in City of Bayswater. We also had a lesser setback than designated for an R25 zoning. They also stated the standard 60-90 day…
Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes
We really liked it.
It gives such a smooth rock hard surface. A lot smoother finish than the normal while set (our current house used white set and there’s plaster…
SIP PANEL BUILDING
Hahaha, not quite.
Hence this forum for people who would like advise on these matters of interest from people who have experienced it, or know ways around it. I'm from the…
Mar 01, 2019 1:04 am
Builders margin in Western Australia
No nothing to do with house size or value, it's more to do with what it is, high priced items (like Air Conditioning, landscaping, earthworks, swimming pools, retaining…
We've now been in our house in Rosehill 7 months and we LOVE living here
I feel like there's still a long list of things we need to finish off with the…
HGWA in Calleya Estate
Hello I have the same problem and its been 2years with no success. Finally in desperation I have just had a huge 7.5m x4.4m rug made to cover the tiles in my…
HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
An update on the crap HGWA tiles. So the tile cleaner fella came out and did a huge clean. And boy oh boy did those tiles look awesome! But two weeks later they looked…
Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
Sorry to hear that, we have had a very smooth build so far and all the staff we have dealt with have been fantastic. What spec items are they refusing to provide? I hope…
Feb 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Thanks both for the response - its allowed me to focus on the conduit only so fingers crossed the builder sees sense!
Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
I'll be watching also, looks great. I'm going through a building broker in Perth and will post once we get started. 4x2 with theatre and double glazing.
Jan 25, 2019 11:20 pm
M class soil/clay and drainage
Thanks for the references Doozer, I'll get in touch with them. I'm trying to save on site works and am still getting quotes through a building broker at the moment,…
Jan 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Latest Update. We've been told we could have PCI by the end of the month :-D
Home Zone - Munster
jodyanne, we have recently signed up with HomeZone and we are blown away by the professionalism and honesty we have received so far from Martyn. How was your experience in…
Dishwasher Recess / Built-In
There is no big difference apart from 4-6 screws holding the integrated version to the rest of the cabinet but integrated/semi integrated will look a lot nicer. They are…
Hi I hope prestart goes okay for you, it’s such a full
On but fun day, I love our ashwood gloss cabinetry and I personally feel it goes really well with a Carrera…
We're currently building with Ross North (almost at lock up) and I'm concerned about the finish of our front porch roof (see image below).
I think it's called…
First Build with Summit Perth WA
Thanks Sethor, yes approx 15 mins after I turned the air con off the leak stopped. Summit have been great as have Ford and doonan. Waiting for an appointment time for it…
Dec 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Nov 26, 2018 9:38 am
Double brick - Internal wall finish
There would be many, many more competent drywall installers in Perth than there are competent plasterers.
It comes down to the likelihood of getting a good job and…
Building with Ben Trager in Eglinton WA
Unfortunately, new builds are rated against current sales so its a hard time.
We had a similar issue and we had to get certain things adjusted and some discounts to make…
Nov 05, 2018 7:07 pm
Building with Redink South West in Myalup
As it happens, we are building this feature in shortly and expect this to be in place next week.
I’m the interim, please PM the new email address to me and I’ll be…