Building A New House
Moroka finish / Rendering costs?
The render probably wont be more expensive post construction but messy it is so negotiate with your flowers!!!
Beware though render/bagging it all…
Mar 13, 2011 11:24 pm
Front Garage setback
Can you move your footprint back within your allotment (i.e. move the whole house back 0.15m? that way no change to the house at all and meet the required setbacks for the front.
Mar 14, 2011 11:57 am
Lorimer Homes Perth
Hi A1-Build I would be interested to know if the home you built with Lorimer was for an investment or to live in?
The construction time frame for me was about 12 months,…
Mar 14, 2011 3:32 pm
Mar 14, 2011 7:51 pm
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…
Mar 14, 2011 11:42 pm
Poochie's Bentley - I OWN MY HOUSE!!!
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…
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
Who's liable to fix this?
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…
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…
Mar 16, 2011 6:35 pm
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…
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,…
Mar 17, 2011 10:31 am
Double glazed windows in WA midwest!
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…
Mar 17, 2011 6:01 pm
Septic's - ATU's
A friend is building in the hills and says you should check out these companies:
Mar 18, 2011 1:47 am
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…
The roof is up and the bricks are halfway done.
Roof - Colorbond - Shale Grey
Bricks - Austral Bricks -…
Mar 18, 2011 6:51 pm
Building with Boutique Homes?
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…
Urgent Brick help!!
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
Building Inspector for PCI
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…
Mar 19, 2011 11:30 am
Garage wall height on boundary
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…
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…
Andy_Min- Frame Delivered
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?????
Thinking about buildin first home ..
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…
Building in Hocking with Kerdels
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…
Metricon Site Costs
Looking for some help on site costs. I have recently received a Preview Estimate from ***** on a Liberty 40, on a 721sq block in…
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…