Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
Mrs P
Mrs P
14 March 2011

Cost of a 37sq house

Cost of a 37sq house
VIC

323 is a really good price for a 37 square home with upgrades then

10
452
Mrs P
Mar 14, 2011 6:51 pm
Kingo
Kingo
14 March 2011

Cavalier Biloela

Cavalier Biloela
QLD

G'day, after being a member and religiously reading every thread for the last 18 months I thought I'd like to add my experience to the "building a new house" thread. I…

0
113
Kingo
Mar 14, 2011 10:42 pm
Southies
Southies
15 March 2011

What's the dimensions of your shower niche?

What's the dimensions of your shower niche?
SA

Justy make sure the niches are high enough to take pump bottles, if you use them.........and tall enough for you to get your hand on the pump

6
692
Southies
Mar 15, 2011 7:48 am
Southies
just Erin
just Erin
15 March 2011

Anyone building Plantation EDEN Q1 ?

Anyone building Plantation EDEN Q1 ?
QLD

Use the Search feature :D Refer to links I have provided in your previous thread... viewtopic.php?f=31&t=45307

1
158
just Erin
Mar 15, 2011 2:51 pm
boofallen
boofallen
15 March 2011

Poochie's Bentley - I OWN MY HOUSE!!!

Poochie's Bentley - I OWN MY HOUSE!!!
VIC
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi Poochie, I assume your house is all finished by now and you are moved in??? We are about to start building with Bentley in Hidden Valley. How have you found them? any…

131
5605
boofallen
Mar 15, 2011 3:14 pm
amazing_venice
amazing_venice
15 March 2011

Additional Costs

Additional Costs
SA

Hi Jemma, We're half way through a knock down rebuild, some of our 'suprise' costs for the block included: * change of stormwater location & council requirements, $4000 *…

7
521
amazing_venice
Mar 15, 2011 4:40 pm
amazing_venice
6
604
tamekah76
Mar 15, 2011 9:21 pm
Lex
Lex
16 March 2011

Who's liable to fix this?

Who's liable to fix this?
WA

It is possible that your builder prepared a "Kerb/Footpath/Gutter Condition Report" (or something called similar to that) - ie. the part of council property which is…

6
588
Lex
Mar 16, 2011 12:24 pm
Lex
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
16 March 2011

External colour appt on same day as tender signing?

External colour appt on same day as tender signing?
NSW

Would you have your external colour appointment on the same day that you sign your tender? Having not gone through this process, I was just wondering if this would all be…

0
81
Carolleigh
Mar 16, 2011 1:12 pm
hails
hails
16 March 2011

devonia park

devonia park
VIC

Hey there thats awesome, you must be so excited,the time has just flown since signing the contracts in september I am eager to move in then all the hard work begins, our…

2
92
hails
Mar 16, 2011 5:35 pm
dons80
dons80
16 March 2011

settled but the keys can't work

settled but the keys can't work

We had same problem but with the sliding door locks i also think they gave us someones keys to a meter box it;s worring that your keys are geting handed out to other…

8
492
dons80
Mar 16, 2011 9:32 pm
deb17
deb17
17 March 2011

Doreen/Mernda people

Doreen/Mernda people
VIC
1, 2, 3

An update on our build, the frame is up, finished yesterday and today the bricks have been delivered, there are alot of workers on site, I think the roof may be going on,…

42
4349
deb17
Mar 17, 2011 9:31 am
bindi
bindi
17 March 2011

Double glazed windows in WA midwest!

Double glazed windows in WA midwest!
WA

We are building a new home. First time owner builders in WA midwest. We are going to put in double glazed windows and doors. Never spoken to anyone who has had them…

0
461
bindi
Mar 17, 2011 5:01 pm
westy
westy
18 March 2011

Septic's - ATU's

Septic's - ATU's
WA

Hi Wheeza A friend is building in the hills and says you should check out these companies: -Fujiclean -Novaclear -Clearwater He is…

1
278
westy
Mar 18, 2011 12:47 am
westy
mapcalla
mapcalla
18 March 2011

Pests - in particular ants

Pests - in particular ants

Baby powder.... sprinkle near doors and windows where they come in .... leave for a week or so, ants will not walk it in as it feels like cut glass to them. As they leave…

4
263
mapcalla
Mar 18, 2011 10:05 am

The roof is up and the bricks are halfway done. Roof - Colorbond - Shale Grey Bricks - Austral Bricks -…

0
544
mistymoo09
Mar 18, 2011 10:29 am
Veefy
Veefy
18 March 2011

Is there a drop from your house to alfresco?

Is there a drop from your house to alfresco?

Probably one step going from the house down to the alfresco slab and then another small one from the alfresco to the surrounding lawn would work best rather than keeping…

1
202
Veefy
Mar 18, 2011 5:51 pm
roxy1210
roxy1210
18 March 2011

Building with Boutique Homes?

Building with Boutique Homes?
VIC

I'm the opposite to Jacko. I built with Boutique Homes and they were fantastic. Quality of the build was great. We got a private inspector through and even he was…

2
405
roxy1210
Mar 18, 2011 7:05 pm
bel
bel
19 March 2011

Urgent Brick help!!

Urgent Brick help!!
VIC

Hey I can't help you with any houses in real life, but there are lots of Homeone Members that have used that brick. Here is a quick search

1
186
bel
Mar 19, 2011 9:41 am
bel
wrexy
wrexy
19 March 2011

Building Inspector for PCI

Building Inspector for PCI
WA

I have been using Houspect at progress stages for my new build. (Slab, Brick Plate Height, Roof Cover, Lockup). They are prompt & efficient - Report usually e-mailed to…

2
307
wrexy
Mar 19, 2011 10:30 am
wrexy
Eskay40
Eskay40
19 March 2011

Garage wall height on boundary

Garage wall height on boundary
VIC

Yes, our estate had a max 3.0m average height requirement as well otherwise we needed permission from all and sundry. They dropped the garage by about 86mm to make that…

5
823
Eskay40
Mar 19, 2011 2:03 pm
Eskay40
bicko123
bicko123
19 March 2011

Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights

Bicko’s Rothwell - Shed, deck, blinds, lights
VIC
1 ... 18, 19, 20

hi Kratos. i started off using 3mm then thought the space…

391
14892
bicko123
Mar 19, 2011 4:51 pm
rebeccaT
rebeccaT
19 March 2011

New build - Adelaide Mk II, Statesman Homes

New build - Adelaide Mk II, Statesman Homes
SA
1, 2

Hi grapevine, we are in the Barossa too!!!! I would love to see your plans and hear more about how it is going.

21
3018
rebeccaT
Mar 19, 2011 6:19 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
19 March 2011

Should I sign the contract or wait

Should I sign the contract or wait
VIC

dont sign, if you dont trust them now - it can only get worse when they have your signature

2
164
Lunchtime
Mar 19, 2011 7:56 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
20 March 2011

3 Month Maintenance Report...

3 Month Maintenance Report...

Thanks for everyones replies.. I listed many things, I hope they fix some if not all. I sent my report back and got a letter response saying they received it and someone…

8
435
Cooped07
Mar 19, 2011 11:09 pm
Cooped07
darrell81
darrell81
20 March 2011

Building the M3tric0n Newhaven at Shell Cove

Building the M3tric0n Newhaven at Shell Cove
NSW

the newhaven is a beutiful home.we have a showhome near us and looked into it but couldnt afford the house.lovely design and its huge.good luck

3
749
darrell81
Mar 20, 2011 11:45 am
outwest
outwest
20 March 2011

Andy_Min- Frame Delivered

Andy_Min- Frame Delivered
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

andy_min......can you tell me how much per metre the lap and cap fence cost you? Does that guy do a lot around the ponds/rouse hill????? thanks

97
6333
outwest
Mar 20, 2011 2:48 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 March 2011

Thinking about buildin first home ..

Thinking about buildin first home ..
NSW

Hi there is already lots of info on this site if you use the search function. Here is some information on typical additional costs. Its Melbourne but many things will be…

1
205
bashworth
Mar 20, 2011 5:19 pm
bashworth
SteveFitzpatrick
SteveFitzpatrick
20 March 2011

Irregular block. How to build? Please advise

Irregular block. How to build? Please advise
VIC

Why not get a custom home design? That will give you the best possible outcome for your block including orientation and solar passive design.

9
566
SteveFitzpatrick
Mar 20, 2011 7:13 pm
chook07
chook07
20 March 2011

Building a Hamilton 279

Building a Hamilton 279
QLD

Hi Angela...I was going to ask some of the same questions as RaryGirl. All the best

2
702
chook07
Mar 20, 2011 9:55 pm
7
1851
Victoria_g06
Mar 21, 2011 6:29 am
Victoria_g06
Davesteph
Davesteph
21 March 2011

Building in Hocking with Kerdels

Building in Hocking with Kerdels
WA
1, 2, 3

We are very happy that we made the decision to change builders, even though it looks like there are a number of very happy customers with Kerdell's. Our site block was…

43
2609
Davesteph
Mar 21, 2011 10:40 am
willcres
willcres
21 March 2011

Metricon Site Costs

Metricon Site Costs
NSW

HI All, Looking for some help on site costs. I have recently received a Preview Estimate from ***** on a Liberty 40, on a 721sq block in…

4
1045
willcres
Mar 21, 2011 10:49 am
willcres
Lex
Lex
21 March 2011

Contract Signing

Contract Signing
VIC

Also, after contract signing, there are some things that most of project/volume builders would generally not change, even if you pay lots more for…

14
593
Lex
Mar 21, 2011 11:06 am
Lex
Mrs P
Mrs P
21 March 2011

Colour Selection (Black tiles ?)

Colour Selection (Black tiles ?)
VIC

On the furnishing thing. I am no expert but wouldn't you be more restricted with colours having black floors than beige?

13
2935
Mrs P
Mar 21, 2011 2:46 pm
deb17
deb17
21 March 2011

Paint mistake - who should pay?

Paint mistake - who should pay?
NSW
1, 2

Great news, one less thing to worry about. You were right and they knew it and I agree feature walls do not cost that much anyway.

21
1389
deb17
Mar 21, 2011 3:15 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
21 March 2011

What should i do? Who is responsible for the unaccounted day

What should i do? Who is responsible for the unaccounted day

Depends o what is in your contract... Or 32 weeks starts from once slab has been laid (a little cheeky I think)

2
195
kdgirl
Mar 21, 2011 4:40 pm
Davesteph
Davesteph
21 March 2011

Changes after pre start in WA

Changes after pre start in WA
WA

We started with their Vale design, flipped the back over and changed a few other things. We are trying to down size and also allow for enough room on the left hand side of…

16
885
Davesteph
Mar 21, 2011 5:37 pm
doogs82
doogs82
21 March 2011

Rough price difference between lockup and finished stages.

Rough price difference between lockup and finished stages.

Thanks for that guys, I would assume there would be a little difference between lockup living and a large open garage space, but I guess I will see when the time…

3
939
doogs82
Mar 21, 2011 6:21 pm
lilizzy7
lilizzy7
21 March 2011

Can't contact the developer for approval. What do I do?!?

Can't contact the developer for approval. What do I do?!?
WA

Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I spent all day today on the phone to the Shire, the surveyors, the planners and the solicitors listed on the covenants. No one knew…

8
372
lilizzy7
Mar 21, 2011 7:01 pm
edscl
edscl
21 March 2011

Building Amberlea with S1monds - Facade advice appreciated

Building Amberlea with S1monds - Facade advice appreciated

do you have an independent site inspector or are you using the simonds one? I would be getting them to fix it

5
544
edscl
Mar 21, 2011 9:40 pm
edscl
tuberose
tuberose
21 March 2011

Lustrious Elm - Help?

Lustrious Elm - Help?
SA

Thanks Erin. Yes, one would think it would not be that hard, or too much to ask seeing how much all the other bits and pieces have cost us in this kitchen. I think we will…

4
234
tuberose
Mar 21, 2011 10:00 pm
CiNnY
CiNnY
22 March 2011

Redishades - where ?

Redishades - where ?
VIC

Eltham Bunnings had them a few months ago and so did Geelong Bunnings!

10
955
CiNnY
Mar 22, 2011 8:25 am
Team PD
Team PD
22 March 2011

How prompt your PD CSC response to your calls/emails?

How prompt your PD CSC response to your calls/emails?
VIC

Hi chatdm, It's good to see you on the forum! I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing difficulties contacting your CSA. I would like to help you out as best I…

1
107
Team PD
Mar 22, 2011 9:26 am
Team PD
Jovi0990
Jovi0990
22 March 2011

M & D's Stamford - random bits and pieces.

M & D's Stamford - random bits and pieces.
VIC

Just random bits and pieces from our last visit to the site.…

1
122
Jovi0990
Mar 22, 2011 11:27 am
Jovi0990


Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy
Professionals
Advertise
Contact Us

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017