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

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
jnik
jnik
8 September 2010

Looking for a tri-level builder in Melbourne's East

Looking for a tri-level builder in Melbourne's East
VIC

Hi, We have a great block that slopes down from the road (to the south) and backs onto a large park. I know building on a sloping block is a more expensive option, but…

0
223
jnik
Sep 08, 2010 9:54 am
larajane
larajane
8 September 2010

Lara and Josh's House. MOVED IN! PICS AT LAST!!! :D

Lara and Josh's House. MOVED IN! PICS AT LAST!!! :D
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Thanks for the lovely feedback everyone ::lol:: Can't wait to get started on the garden!

404
12972
larajane
Sep 08, 2010 10:16 am
larajane
66
3464
BuildlingPerth
Sep 08, 2010 1:09 pm
BuildlingPerth
sij
sij
8 September 2010

Feature Walls & French Doors? Builder through or not?

Feature Walls & French Doors? Builder through or not?
WA

http://www.scottparkhomes.com.au/metro/ ... d-bayview/ has the sample of what the builder will do with the display wall So wasnt asure what peoples experience are in…

2
213
sij
Sep 08, 2010 1:58 pm
lauren&richard
lauren&richard
8 September 2010

Metr1con Preview Estimate and $1000 Deposit....

Metr1con Preview Estimate and $1000 Deposit....
VIC

Hi there, We're building the Newhaven with M3tric0n also (on the South Coast of NSW) - I also went over all of the time constraints etc in the contract. We didn't find…

4
548
lauren&richard
Sep 08, 2010 2:34 pm

I think you'll need to save the driver to a CD or memory stick from another pc then install it on your Dell. ...that's what we did on my sons pc.

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
TheOK
TheOK
8 September 2010

floating finish date

floating finish date

Is it normal for neighbours not to allow access for rendering, bricklaying, fencing etc.? Can't say I've seen a finished home…

1
155
TheOK
Sep 08, 2010 9:48 pm
TheOK
LWang
LWang
8 September 2010

Anyone building in the Karinya estate in Point Cook?

Anyone building in the Karinya estate in Point Cook?
VIC

We are about to build in the karinya very soon. Before entering a contract with the builder, we neeed to decide if we want to fix the site cost or not. Can anyone share…

10
777
LWang
Sep 08, 2010 10:07 pm
robinred55
robinred55
8 September 2010

Termimesh vs Annual Spraying

Termimesh vs Annual Spraying
WA

We paid $1700 extra to have Termimesh around the perimeter of the house and not just penitration points. I figure it is worth every cent when you consider the annual costs…

5
1240
robinred55
Sep 08, 2010 10:56 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
8 September 2010

New land - tests and inspections

New land - tests and inspections
QLD

Well got the soil test done and not good results unfortunately. Apparently the paperwork provided by the developer was not sufficient to class the fill as controlled,…

2
263
xBeanie
Sep 08, 2010 11:02 pm
Echo
Echo
9 September 2010

Subdividing and demolishing help needed

Subdividing and demolishing help needed
WA

Check with a surveyor that specializes in subdivisions in Perth. I used a company called Vision in Scarborough and they were great. A good surveyor knows all the councils…

3
397
Echo
Sep 09, 2010 4:24 pm
Echo
riverton30
riverton30
9 September 2010

Noggin heights??

Noggin heights??

Thanks for your replies everyone. SS is more than happy to do it for us and even suggested extras for mounting the tv on the wall he just wants me to give him details of…

6
1727
riverton30
Sep 09, 2010 6:26 pm
TazR
TazR
9 September 2010

Off-white mortar - how long to cure

Off-white mortar - how long to cure
QLD

Be sure in your contract spec. it states they will use white sand, to get the best result. The fact we pay so much more for the white mortar…

9
4120
TazR
Sep 09, 2010 7:56 pm
Helyn
Helyn
9 September 2010

Cost of having brick infills above windows and garage.

Cost of having brick infills above windows and garage.

By security shutters do you mean external roller shutters? We have them on our front (north facing) and western windows. I think they are great but depends on what your…

13
2702
Helyn
Sep 09, 2010 9:09 pm
Helyn
hotmercury
hotmercury
9 September 2010

First time builder in Perth - The start of the Journey

First time builder in Perth - The start of the Journey
WA

im assuming you have a front yard as apposed to back and thats why your alfresco is situated towards the front? p.s. who are you building…

4
179
hotmercury
Sep 10, 2010 12:44 am
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
10 September 2010

Shared driveway question

Shared driveway question

Thank you for your reply. No one else will have their building completed when we move in, so will call the insurance company this morning and see if we can do it…

2
683
upsydaisy
Sep 10, 2010 7:48 am
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
upsydaisy
10 September 2010

Can we afford to build on this sloping block?

Can we afford to build on this sloping block?
VIC

I would think that $12 - $15k would be a reasonable estimate to get a custom designed house. If you work with the slope (i.e. split level) that might reduce site costs for…

7
895
upsydaisy
Sep 10, 2010 7:52 am
upsydaisy
kb46
kb46
10 September 2010

delay after delay....am i the only one!!! share your horrors

delay after delay....am i the only one!!! share your horrors
WA

I feel your pain. We're 15 months after signing and only at lockup stage. The first delay was ours because it took 3 months for our old house to be removed from site…

4
377
kb46
Sep 10, 2010 10:12 am
Team PD
Team PD
10 September 2010

Roof not complete - what are our rights?

Roof not complete - what are our rights?

Hi there, I'm currently building with PD. We have almost reached lockup stage, with the roof almost complete, bricks completed and the doors and…

2
612
Team PD
Sep 10, 2010 10:45 am
Team PD
disappointed15
disappointed15
10 September 2010

Building with Prostruct

Building with Prostruct

We are currently building with Prostruct and have been very disappointed. Our big problems and issues have been ignored, and there seems to be no communication to try to…

4
453
disappointed15
Sep 10, 2010 11:18 am
komalsingh76
komalsingh76
10 September 2010

Austral Bricks

Austral Bricks
VIC

I have contacted the design centres and also called up the national number but everyone is saying that they don't have any houses made as yet in those bricks as it is a…

2
581
komalsingh76
Sep 10, 2010 11:55 am
22
1308
carlswil
Sep 10, 2010 12:14 pm
joles
joles
10 September 2010

Porter Davis delay in starting.

Porter Davis delay in starting.
VIC

Hi thanks for the reply, lands been paid for , no mortgage, 1st progress payment was for Im guessing slab?, and no wouldnt want to rush them …

12
803
joles
Sep 10, 2010 12:54 pm
joles
MBBN
MBBN
10 September 2010

Legal issues surrounding PC sum

Legal issues surrounding PC sum
QLD

most builders don't put appliances in until the end of construction (in case they are stolen etc)..... from the other side of opinion (not necessarily mine) but I would…

5
530
MBBN
Sep 10, 2010 3:06 pm
djembe
djembe
10 September 2010

Pre handover inspection

Pre handover inspection

Thank you so much adam.m. I think I will find one although I am happy with the build up til now I have no idea what to look for.

2
362
djembe
Sep 10, 2010 3:48 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
10 September 2010

Our home by the beach. Finally moving forward YAY!

Our home by the beach. Finally moving forward YAY!
VIC

I like the look of the facade you have selected. It will be really nice. What colour were you thinking for the cladding upstairs?

1
137
boiselfish
Sep 10, 2010 3:53 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
10 September 2010

Please let me know what you think of the colour schemes

Please let me know what you think of the colour schemes
SA
1, 2

Im using all 3 colours on our house (surfmist, woodland grey & bushland). I would prob go for bushland as its imbetween. Otherwise surfmist due to heat reasons where you are :)

21
949
LeanneR
Sep 10, 2010 5:17 pm
LeanneR
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 March 2011

Carpet issues - advice needed!

Carpet issues - advice needed!
1, 2, 3

Good on you,that"s what Vcat is for

42
4027
pattycake4
Mar 25, 2011 9:13 pm
davesydney84
davesydney84
10 September 2010

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Smart Wiring / Structured Cabling

Hi, We are building 2 storey, once they have put the cables in how can we add to it in the future? If we decide we want another Data port in a…

18
1665
davesydney84
Sep 10, 2010 5:40 pm
Belial
Belial
10 September 2010

Sandarra owners corporation-feedback please

Sandarra owners corporation-feedback please

Both myself and johno replied over to your repost in the general discussion thread ,i'd say more people have posted in it and are more likely to see updates.

4
727
Belial
Sep 10, 2010 6:00 pm
Belial
blues1616
blues1616
10 September 2010

Advice please - H&L package and estate requirements

Advice please - H&L package and estate requirements
VIC

Firstly I would speak to the builder and check that you have the package which includes "Estate covenants, guidelines & local council requirements". If so then you…

1
186
blues1616
Sep 10, 2010 6:36 pm
Barwon374
Barwon374
10 September 2010

Water bill on house under construction

Water bill on house under construction

We received our water bill and and queried with SE Water as to why there is $173.00 of service charges and $5 actual usage. As the house is…

2
352
Barwon374
Sep 10, 2010 11:32 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
11 September 2010

Does anyone have experience building with Dixon Homes Cairns

Does anyone have experience building with Dixon Homes Cairns
QLD

Hi tashndave, Congratulations ! I hope everything goes well with you. Building a house is a great experience, I know, as we started building our house in Melbourne around…

4
1376
xanthrope
Sep 11, 2010 12:45 pm
xanthrope
shonzilla
shonzilla
11 September 2010

Why you decided to build?

Why you decided to build?
VIC
1, 2

Was sick of renting and everything established was costly for a safe suburb. I've changed my mind today. I should live in a caravan in the bush the way thing have gone latly. :(

28
1984
shonzilla
Sep 11, 2010 8:15 pm
shonzilla
SherWin
SherWin
12 September 2010

Bored Concrete Piers

Bored Concrete Piers

Thank you everyone for your responses ..... they all have been very interesting and helpful ...... will definitely be following this through with the builder. Just as a…

7
3639
SherWin
Sep 12, 2010 12:58 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
13 September 2010

Saville at Georges Fair - PCI Tomorrow (Monday) Afternoon!!!

Saville at Georges Fair - PCI Tomorrow (Monday) Afternoon!!!
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hmmmm seems strange he did not want you to look at the roofing insulation?? Was it OH&S or is he aware that work needs to be done I wonder ??? Its a shame about the paint…

95
8741
mecha-wombat
Sep 13, 2010 6:37 am
mecha-wombat
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
13 September 2010

Have you bought a transportable home?

Have you bought a transportable home?

Hello I am currently researching my options (building or buying established). I am leaning towards building a small transportable on a good size block of land, but just…

0
266
fitnhealthy
Sep 13, 2010 10:05 am
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
13 September 2010

5000l rainwater tank connected to house in south west WA?

5000l rainwater tank connected to house in south west WA?

Hi,thanks for asking this question,i'm interested to know about it all too :D Also interested in the re-use grey water thingy,maybe i have to ask that question myself ::lol:: cheers

1
578
kerry-ann
Sep 13, 2010 12:16 pm
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
13 September 2010

Colorbond - What are Non Reflective

Colorbond - What are Non Reflective

I reckon it is to stop people using unpainted zincalume roofing more than anything else.

11
1368
Huggy_B
Sep 13, 2010 5:44 pm
Huggy_B
Dove
Dove
13 September 2010

Roof Insulation missing???

Roof Insulation missing???

I suggest that the builder should install the roof insulation.

1
457
Dove
Sep 13, 2010 7:00 pm
Dove

Just moving this to coffee break... ::lol::

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Southies
Southies
13 September 2010

Eden Brae customers

Eden Brae customers
NSW

No. No probs KID ( just settling issues eg cracks, etc) just wondered whether we got the 12 months as a VIC builder.......forgot the name :roll:

6
462
Southies
Sep 13, 2010 9:39 pm
Southies
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
14 September 2010

Building with Clarendon Homes..Help needed..urgent...

Building with Clarendon Homes..Help needed..urgent...
VIC

I thought they charged you for any variations you make after your colors. Isnt it?? I know I will definitely have left a few things out of my radar, but just trying to…

2
425
rajan_g4
Sep 14, 2010 9:47 am
rajan_g4

Hi we have used mushroom on the entire house and homestead tan on our piers both with white mortar. We are very happy with the outcome. Also the brickie did a fantastic…

2
2123
faerie
Sep 14, 2010 10:50 am
faerie
jacaranda
jacaranda
14 September 2010

Melbourne bamboo flooring recommendations?

Melbourne bamboo flooring recommendations?
VIC

Hi all, We're looking to get some bamboo floors laid, and were considering Bunnings' range, but also wanted to check out a couple of others for comparison. Any hints /…

0
127
jacaranda
Sep 14, 2010 11:13 am
jacaranda
Angela2106
Angela2106
14 September 2010

The process - Building Urbis home with JG King

The process - Building Urbis home with JG King
VIC

Thanks! We have already read most of that thread. It was a fantastic help! We could see lots of things we did/didn't want to add in our own colours and designs.

2
459
Angela2106
Sep 14, 2010 12:29 pm
Reccymech
Reccymech
14 September 2010

Building in Doreen, Victoria

Building in Doreen, Victoria
VIC

Well, the home we want to build is by Henley, and is the Monterey 993 Q1. Applied to the developers for an 'approval in principle' for the siting of the house on the land.…

16
1612
Reccymech
Sep 14, 2010 12:59 pm

*OFFER APPLIES TO NEW CUSTOMERS, INCLUDES GST AND VALID UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2017

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

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