Building A New House
Our New Home Adventure with Masterton
We've been having fairly good progress...... a few delays along the way, but that seems to be the way it works. Bricks were completed 4/9/14. While they were doing bricks,…
High ceilings - what happens with the windows?
There are a couple of ideas that could be applied the window could butt up to the underside of the ceiling or you could form up a bulkhead above the windows
Contract signing tommorrow!, any advice!
All domestic building contracts in Australia need to conform to the Domestic building contracts Act1995 which covers both parties with a set of rules in which to abide by.…
How much it costs for changing the slab class from H1 to P?
The cost difference between the two types can vary significantly depending on what the engineering has stated. I would suggest looking closely at the engineering and soil…
Time between contract signing and construction commencing?
This seems to depend on the processes the builder follows, too. It seems some people sign their contract & then start making decisions on stuff like brick colours; the…
Can I outsource something during my build? [VIC]
As a builder myself I would not allow owner to bring anyone else to my site. Why would I? If you want something done then pay me to do it. If as a builder you do it then…
Driveway and Fencing allowance, excluded from valuation?
Originally my solar was meant to be part of the loan to be installed after hand over, but when i got the paper work they had left this out of the loan. When I asked, I…
Bearers and joists, slab and other - project v custom
Hi I'm no expert but our house is on a sloped bit of land and we are doing a KDR and the house was originally on stumps... we had a quote from a volume builder for the…
Re: SR's KDR/custom build (Lara) - Handover and pics
Congratulations!!!! Must be a great feeling
Sales Quotation contract - wrong price quotes
My guess is that your $2 and $5 respectively, may be per metre considering they are skirts and cornice. As far as approximates go, it's only an estimate so no need to…
Builder varying construction from plan
Hi drnouman, If the fence is in the correct position, the boundary is where the palings meet the rails. Sometimes the draftsman states that the house is on the boundary…
Glenmore Park build - Renderer and stackstone
After a renderer and person to lay stackstone on the front pillars. Heard of others who weren't happy with the job done so after someone who can be recommended as they…
What does builder have to gain by terminating contract?
I have also seen building consultants who were afraid of heights. Those people should not do building inspections in my opinion. Larger…
Fairmont Homes in Mallala, SA - Moved in pics
Thanks Jennifer Glad to hear you're enjoying it. You will have to update us with some moved in pics. I still have a few things to do. My front lounge has had shed stuff…
YIKERS!!! My First Home, My First Build...
Well no invoice in th email yet....... Im leaning towards the retaining is about 25% me as they needed to cut their block and they need to retain to stop undermining my…
What is builder's Margin? How it affects me?
There can still be variations that follow to meet council approval, developer approval, BASIX or some other authority. Even if these approvals are already in place - does…
finding an independent supervisor for my new home build
Not a very hard thing to do there are many companies that provide this service. However if you feel you are going to have a problem with your builder before you start I…
What to ask at your first meeting with a builder
There are many things to ask a builder when you first meet them. Are they the builder or just the sales staff? Always ask for references. Ask what is their standard…
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