Building A New House
Is there something between volume and custom builder?
IMHO you can achieve the goals you have stated by going with a project (volume) builder, or a custom builder. My belief is, currently, after doing the run-around quite a…
time it takes to start the build if land is already titled
Our site start was 8 months after signing the contact. Admin was pretty slow for us.
For those whose builds ran late-what stage was the problem?
There isn't a hard and fast rule here. At times, one can run into difficulties getting a carpenter to quickly finish a frame to the required standard. Most often that does…
Damages to back fence caused during construction
I'd fight it. But the only reliable way is with photos. If you've got no photos of the fencing prior to Henley taking control of the site then you'll be hard pressed to…
Henley ....things to know before signing on the dotted line?
We just had a problem with our Alfresco also. Guy fixing it said quite common, they used too small flushing for the surface area of the roof so when it rains hard it can't…
Buying at Promenade (by Mirvac) Elizabeth Hills, NSW
hello, just joined to see if any one in here who bought a house at Promenade by Mirvac at Elizabeth Hills or near by Elizabeth point ? Would love to know more about the…
Harkaway Home or similar traditional home?
I've found the same, the kit always ends up far more expensive unless you build it yourself. Just remember the kit includes no labor, no extra fittings, no plumbing, no…
How much notice do we get before the build settlement date?
Thanks for replies. Sounds like 2 weeks. Was hoping a least a month.
Deciding on bricks and tiles - PGH silver greys - Olympus
Hi there, We are building two villas and since land is settled and plans are in, we need to get some decisions made Re: bricks, roof, fascia, guttering, windows and…
H Class slab v M Class - how to spot difference
Our slab is an H2. We were told that the steel going through the slab was a lot thicker than normal. I think for memory they were 16mm thick. It is also a very thick slab,…
who's had an independant inspection in Adelaide
Definitely worthwhile if you're unsure or need to know that you're structurally sound, or even just peace of mind. I work for a building company, so I got one of our…
Signing contract soon! ANYTHING to keep in mind?
We had our solicitor go over the contract before we signed it. It's so worth it. Fortunately ours didn't have any issues, the only thing he recommended us have changed was…
Like feedback on Simonds Homes in Adelaide
Hi pen state, I've built with simonds and there are more people on my blog who have also built with them. We built at Seaford meadows and dealt with Hayden for our design…
Anyone Building in Brown Hill Ballarat
We are building in the Albert Park Estate. The first time we went up there to view the land almost nothing was sold but when we went back last Wed to hand over our deposit…
Advice on order/process for loans, signing contracts, etc
Hi Everyone, It's my first post!!!! We are at the designing stage with a few companies at the moment, for our planned demolition and rebuild project, Perth NOR. Our…
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