Building A New House
First Progress Payment
Hi all ive got my first progress payment due for the slab. I need to send written authority to my bank (Bluebay), but what am i suppose to…
Building My First Home
Welcome to H1 FirstHomeForMe+
I'm in Melbourne and haven't heard of your builder but it sounds like the "going" price for a similar property…
Other site using our ELECTRICITY
Technically speaking the house is not yours until handover takes place and you are given the keys, so it would make sense for the builder to be paying the connection…
My tradies and Sterling homes SA
They actually agreed in the end but said no ducting to be installed and everything must be clearly labelled, so the air con guys said don't worry about it they'll sort it…
Conveyancers - The Ponds, NSW
hi guys! I have just started a facebook group called "The Ponds Community" for anyone who is interested in joining and getting to know each other! I thought it might be a…
Builders next door, What are my rights
I agree that they should have asked your permission before using your block. If you are just sitting on it with the intention to re sell than apparence is important and…
PCI How To
PCI checklist already discussed at length…
Facade Colour help, please!
We were on a budget too and I was so disappointed withthe standard range of bricks we had to choose from. so we opted to spend our upgrade budget on the bricks…
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EBH Lawson - Colour Selection
Thanks. I was tossing up about the roof colour - whether to go with MochaChoc ( a dark brown) or Barramundi (a dark grey) but decided to go with the brown.
I saw it on a…
Specials specials specials!!!!
Textile traders 50% off ALL ready made curtains, blinds, venetians, rollers in store!!!
We scored all tracks for 4 lots of curtains, the curtains (double lined pinch pleat…
Mar 04, 2012 11:38 pm
May buy land
Depends on a number of factors. Whats already there. Where is it. etc.
Keeping dogs? Sounds like you might be in some development but you haven't said.
Where is the land…
What does PCI stand for
I had to look also as PCI that I normally run into is - Principal Controlled Insurance
Thanks for the definition here, it makes the posts easier to read
Thanks toolman. yeah i have just found out that most LED’s are run off 12V. so i think standard 16mm conduit will be all that I need, and wont have to go too…
Builder for Duplex in Sydney
Sorry for the late reply ! Time wise, we finished 4 weeks before the contract date which was great (it really depends on the weather I have found) and our budget…
Budding issue with builder
I'm currently building a new home and will be getting polished floorboards in hallway and living areas.
The garage lies next to the hallway and the floor height…
We also used HBA and went with Kerdels and our comments?
Overall: Experience to date with Kerdels has been absolutely traumatic. Signed contract July 2011, still no…
Painting over acrylic texture render
Thanks chippy, appreciate your input. I will be checking my contract and specs carefully to make sure acrylic was specified. But it sounds like we may be in for some…
Mar 06, 2012 8:12 pm
Mar 06, 2012 9:51 pm
Porch and alfresco flooring
I was thinking polished concrete, but our builder doesn't do that. Not even sure if I like it, but it seemed like a cheap way to get something a little better than concrete!
Staircase made of Pine?
Why not try the stain you want, or a varnish/stain combination. If it doesn't give the desired look, then you could paint over it.
The Quaters @ Cranbourne West
We are building in stage 1 in quarters. Everything you need is near by Out of all the estates in the area we felt this to be the best choice.
complaining to VCAT
I have been reading this forum for sometime now. Moved to Aurora 7 months back.
Just wanted to know if any of the residents lodge…
Which laminate is this?
I think I have the info you need - if there's anything else you want to know please get in touch with me and I'll do my best to help.
Ensuite Vanity Elwood…
Quote over budget...
Can anyone please share tips to negotiate with the builder based on your previous experiences. I am thinking of asking driving/paving and…
Mar 08, 2012 4:13 pm
Temporary Blinds in Perth
Does anyone in Perth know where to get temporary blinds from, like the Redishades I've heard people talk about? I've tried Bunnings but they don't have them.
Webb & Brown Neaves / studio versions
That's my concern too, once you start changing things in a 'studio version' the price could change dramatically. I am worried we won't stick anywhere near budget/and or…
New Kitchen Appliances - Brisbane
I am just trying to decide on which fridge I want and was going to get Harvey Norman to give me a price (have been looking at appliances on line), hopefully…
I read this post a few weeks ago, and gave buildcarp a call following your recommendation. My wife and I are completing a renovation on our home in Earlwood…
There was a smell in the ensuite ....
Oohhh....drain hair smells, doesn't it....it's terrible. Glad they found the problem!
How desperate for a kitchen mixer can someone be? Doesn't really sound like a…
newbie wading through the options
Then you have a few good options to have a look at Stacey. I'm near Warrnamboo and lived in Winchelsea for 4.5 years!
Check with some of your local builders as well- they…
Architecture or Draftsmen
(We also wanted to use as many environmental design elements as possible, as many builders / draftspeople don't factor this in).
This is SOOOO wildly untrue.
Mar 09, 2012 4:22 pm
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