Building A New House
Getting plans thru Council
Cost me $10k in development consultant fees, arborist fees and surveys. Took 6 months to get the planning permit through, as opposed to the 2 years that seems to be the…
Electrical Work + Solar Metering
Just wanted to get your thoughts whether the following 2 are expensive or reasonable price:
Connection of electrical works, which…
EDEN BRAE - BUILD SURE
I have no idea as to when the construction certificate was issued so wouldn't have a clue when to start 20 days from. Communication we have learnt is certainly not one of…
Stobie pole connection
If you have signed a variation with the builder he will organise it.
In the contract:
You are the first party
The builder is the 2nd
Anyone else is a 3rd Party.
Eden Brae Customers - Variation Changes
Once your plans are released to site, EB will hit you with a $500 admin fee for any modifications to your plans. We wan't a DPP moved 20cms & that is what we were…
Building has finally restarted!
I know how that feels! I was lucky in that it only took about 9 months to get underway again following the first builder's receivership. So pleased that your building is…
Oct 03, 2011 12:54 pm
Masterton or Eden Brae in Waterford County
We moved to NSW and didn't know anyone to get information regarding builders. We ended up spending the extra $2000 to get 3 quotes so that we could compare apples with…
Oct 04, 2011 8:21 am
WESTMINSTER DELAY UPON DELAY
They laid the slab for my house about five months ago, and after that they have not done anything else. When you ring is always the same answer; it is so frustrating!!!…
Oct 04, 2011 4:01 pm
Starr Constructions in Sydney
I built with Starr Constructions and just thought Id give you some feedback..mainly because I was really happy with how they built my home and the whole…
Oct 04, 2011 9:10 pm
We are in!
Hope everything works out for you and is resolved quickly.
Thanks for the paint information.
Knockdown & Rebuild - Financials
Buildingwest that is because you are more then likely borrowing with mortgage insurance. You can borrow up 90/95% with MI depending on your lender.
To the OP - it is…
Oct 04, 2011 11:12 pm
Renovating in Darling Downs
Architects are expensive and have egos, draftie's are cheaper and basically will draw what you want them to draw. There are exceptions to the rule of course. You can…
Oct 05, 2011 9:59 am
Cost of Security windows and doors
Depends on what you want to achieve. Security doors and windows are mainly to give the appearance that the house is hard to break into. The reality is that if someone…
Land is filled . what about the site cost
From experience, get lots of tests done with the soil report.
We are in the final stages of a knockdown re build and something that was missed was a substantial amount of…
I just had a look at the Urban Edge homes website and the plan that you are going for.
In my opinion, the ones that look the best in the selection are the fully rendered…
Top Mount or Undermount Kitchen sink?
Thanks everyone for the advice. I agree that it becomes ones preferences, funny thing is even me and my wife could not agree which one to install. LOL.
Homes under 180k
Dennis Homes - Oxford - 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 living area, can be done under 180k including site…
Certificate of compliance - Doveton
I'm new to this forumn.
I'm buying a off the plan unit in Doveton. I want to know how long will it take to issue the Certificate of compliance. Next week we will…
Oct 07, 2011 2:09 pm
Splashback - Glass or tiles?
I like the idea of glass. That's what I want in our kitchen reno. We've been told the cons are keeping it streak-free but how hard can that be?! I just like the idea of…
Split Level Steps
Thank you so much for posting pictures of your stairs. It's great to see that MDF stairs can look so good!!
Michael & Kylie
Oct 07, 2011 8:04 pm
Sorry for the size. I know it's really tiny. It's the best I can do…
Gabbybuild - PCI done
Just wanted to say that you have a beautiful home:) Three weeks to go!! Hopefully it will go fast and everything done correctly too for you guys!
Is it too late for Sarking?
Do you mean sarking to your roof or your external walls?
Sarking to the external walls goes on after the frame is complete and before bricking.
Sarking & concrete roof tiles
Sarking is always done with colorbond to prevent the heat transfer, it does sound a little expensive. I had to have full sarking because of the bushfire rating.
negotiate a better price
I always say'If you don't ask, you don't get', but my bet is whatever you knock him down will be re-couped in extras during the building…
Long Island Homes
I have read the information about the Director of Long Island Homes having some association with Landmark and want to tell everyone that this information is NOT true. Long…
Our first build - Urb@nedge Tribu 001
We were concerned due to hearing all those horror stories including good friends of ours who built with a different builder, but we would happily recommend…
My new build
I was there on Saturday - i saw the works going on...the frame has come up and looks awesome!
Our Regal House
Vegie garden works have commenced. Have 3 big planters for herbs and vegies blue metal and stepping stones.
More builders maintenance done today and I must say the…
Our Humble Abode with loads of pics!
Congrats Starz, you get your house the day ours starts. Site scrape for us is booked in for Thursday. I often see your place, just around the corner from our block. …
Concrete Required For Slab
It depends on the design of your footings and the engineering requirements. Our trenches were a metre deep and concrete was approx 140m3.
garage height for 4X4 or hatchbacks?
If you can, extend the depth of the garage. We had the standard size, didn't think much of it. My partner has a commodore size car (maybe a fraction longer) and it JUST…
Oct 11, 2011 10:44 am
Telephone points and trench
It is about the going rate, telstra will not do it directly they will pass it to their contractors.
Getting the phone points done now is a whole lot easier ie b4 plaster,…