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

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
elastic
elastic
8 August 2010

Site costs - stick or twist?

Site costs - stick or twist?
VIC

research your area. My builder didnt offer it but I would have taken it. A sh*t load of rock came out during construction of the estate. I think my site costs were around…

3
305
elastic
Aug 08, 2010 9:33 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 August 2010

Concrete Frame

Concrete Frame

Yep... :wink: If done well they are up in weeks from just a sand pad and look just fine. Never need maintenance, everything is square.(or round as the case may be :wink: ) You just…

1
178
onc_artisan
Aug 08, 2010 11:57 am
onc_artisan
cazoraz
cazoraz
8 August 2010

Getting impatient now..how long from walk through 2 handover

Getting impatient now..how long from walk through 2 handover

depends how much you push them i reckon - we had our pre-PCI on the monday, harrassed builders & banks to get all their checks and fixes done during the week, had our…

1
218
cazoraz
Aug 08, 2010 2:28 pm
cazoraz
khpatoary
khpatoary
8 August 2010

Is this acceptable? What should I do?

Is this acceptable? What should I do?

Thank you all for your valuable comments and suggestions. I have asked my builder to respond. Also will have an independant inspector to inspect pre-plaster stage.

13
757
khpatoary
Aug 08, 2010 5:20 pm
16
1061
Gold Ideas
Aug 09, 2010 3:52 am
norvenski
norvenski
9 August 2010

Site costs for a site classification S site

Site costs for a site classification S site
WA

If the report states that the site is Class S "as is" with no improvement required then there should be no additional earthworks, just a bit more steel and concrete in the…

1
266
norvenski
Aug 09, 2010 12:28 pm
gas
gas
9 August 2010

Camalda EstateSouth Morang

Camalda EstateSouth Morang
VIC

Thats not a good sign, what…

16
904
gas
Aug 09, 2010 2:35 pm
kellypage
kellypage
9 August 2010

Landscaping at the Ponds

Landscaping at the Ponds
NSW

That's what I was thinking. I'm building with Reward Homes and they include 9of course I've paid for thought) the turf, fencing, paved driveways, all I need to pay for is…

3
502
kellypage
Aug 09, 2010 3:19 pm
0
118
anu
Aug 09, 2010 3:45 pm
30Dracs
30Dracs
9 August 2010

home building contract

home building contract
NSW

tony2000 what about the house you have chosen, do you like it?

8
548
30Dracs
Aug 09, 2010 4:21 pm
just Erin
just Erin
9 August 2010

Contract Question - where does it say they have to start by

Contract Question - where does it say they have to start by
VIC

I was contemplating doing that (council) but didnt want to upset anyone by doing it, by the way Erin love your lights you have put up particularly…

6
247
just Erin
Aug 09, 2010 5:06 pm
just Erin
kid81
kid81
9 August 2010

bushfire level

bushfire level
VIC

was there an allowance for bushfire ratings to be done after you had signed? Was it listed as a PC item? There will likely be an additional cost for a BAL of 12.5 but you…

1
153
kid81
Aug 09, 2010 5:08 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
9 August 2010

Help with bedroom plan

Help with bedroom plan
VIC

could you put maybe a half wall to act like a bedhead right where the words master suite are?? My sister has this in her house, but actually has shelves and nooks on the…

4
280
Rizzo
Aug 09, 2010 5:37 pm
suh
suh
9 August 2010

tip on how to avoid house envy

tip on how to avoid house envy

Glass splashbacks are out and tiles are back in? Excellent, we're having glass this build and I hate being a sheep and doing what everyone else…

18
1171
suh
Aug 09, 2010 9:31 pm
suh
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
9 August 2010

anyone else building in Cairns?

anyone else building in Cairns?
QLD

oh and dadandsue are building in Cairns

2
154
Raleighfarm
Aug 10, 2010 12:48 am
Raleighfarm
penny77
penny77
10 August 2010

HELP! Can see plaster join through PAINT!!!

HELP! Can see plaster join through PAINT!!!
VIC

We built with M and had the same issue with our deck. I said to the SS why isn't the deck stained and they said where does it say so in the contract. And of course it…

7
575
penny77
Aug 10, 2010 10:14 am
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
10 August 2010

Downlights in bathrooms

Downlights in bathrooms

seast, your bathroom looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the photos.

14
2526
pleasedontgo
Aug 10, 2010 11:30 am
Eskay40
Eskay40
10 August 2010

Two storey houses and lighting

Two storey houses and lighting

I know they're expensive but I still like the Fanaway Fans from Beacon. They have a circular fluoro in them. They come with a 40W but you can get the same tube as a 55W…

8
465
Eskay40
Aug 10, 2010 1:27 pm
Eskay40
slknv
slknv
10 August 2010

Washing Machine Tap Location - please advise

Washing Machine Tap Location - please advise

Hi Everybody, I have just been informed by my SS that the plumber was in last week and there is a slight problem with the location of the…

7
3466
slknv
Aug 10, 2010 5:55 pm
royalblue
royalblue
10 August 2010

Quality Furniture shops Perth ?

Quality Furniture shops Perth ?
WA

If I can give my first cousin Dianne a plug.... :D http://www.russellfurnishings.com.au/ Di has her own store on Stirling Highway, Nedlands. She has a flair for interior…

3
2318
royalblue
Aug 10, 2010 7:49 pm
Belial
Belial
10 August 2010

Question regarding Zero-Lot Walls (Have to be garage?)

Question regarding Zero-Lot Walls (Have to be garage?)
WA

Also forgot to mention earlier, you can always apply for an amendment from council to approve plans that don't meet the base standard, but usually they'd only be granted…

5
537
Belial
Aug 10, 2010 11:31 pm
Belial
blossom88
blossom88
10 August 2010

What documents do you get at Final Contract?

What documents do you get at Final Contract?

For all those who built or are building with Big M, I have a few questions regarding final contracts: 1. What documents do you get at final contract stage? 2. Did you…

0
181
blossom88
Aug 11, 2010 12:10 am
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
10 August 2010

BUILDING MONTEREY Q2 WITH HENLEY***Moved In PICS****

BUILDING MONTEREY Q2 WITH HENLEY***Moved In PICS****
VIC
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hey good to hear you moved in ok. Your home look fabulous, great setup. It must be great to have a new house with a new bub! We are not far off moving in ourselves and I…

116
9775
JamesandElisha
Aug 11, 2010 12:34 am
Lex
Lex
11 August 2010

Concretors in Sydney

Concretors in Sydney
NSW
1, 2, 3

Well, even if you did, we don't have access yet !!! ::hyst::

43
1217
Lex
Aug 11, 2010 1:12 am
Lex
jodge
jodge
11 August 2010

builder credits on items included in a specials package

builder credits on items included in a specials package
NSW

Why don't you ask to have the stuff, but ask them not to fit it. . . then sell it on ebay?

7
445
jodge
Aug 11, 2010 11:54 am
jodge
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
11 August 2010

How long did your plans take in Council?

How long did your plans take in Council?
NSW

^^ 8 months :roll: Funky, passive & enviro = PITA But our shire deals with developers in 5 mins.

16
1440
onc_artisan
Aug 11, 2010 12:54 pm
onc_artisan
jojoeyes
jojoeyes
11 August 2010

Water Usage PD

Water Usage PD
VIC

Hi 46fan, Are you building with PD access, lifestyle or prestige? Why my CSC told me, it's owner's responsibility to pay water bill?

4
321
jojoeyes
Aug 11, 2010 4:14 pm
oze
oze
11 August 2010

PD 20 week guarantee

PD 20 week guarantee
VIC

Thanks Joles. Yeah we're building :lol: We're finally towards the end of it though. Well, at least the construction of the house anyway. I think we'll go ahead with…

4
259
oze
Aug 11, 2010 5:00 pm
oze
mel_in_laurimar
mel_in_laurimar
11 August 2010

Building with Arban

Building with Arban
VIC

Hi, I am building with Arban - about 3weeks off finishing. Quality has been good, only complaint so far has been the time it has taken (all the other houses seem to go up…

8
673
mel_in_laurimar
Aug 11, 2010 7:52 pm
Ger1322
Ger1322
11 August 2010

Knockdown old and Build New Q2 Monterey

Knockdown old and Build New Q2 Monterey
VIC

Hi Everyone, we've finally decided ( after 8 months ) on a new home to build on our existing block. We are in the early stages, so were putting it out there for any…

0
116
Ger1322
Aug 11, 2010 7:58 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
11 August 2010

How to complain the builder?

How to complain the builder?

Building Commission, Building Arbitration and Conciliation Victoria (If in Vic), Consumer Affairs and Builders Professionals Board. HIA is a builders association and…

2
405
Adam.M
Aug 11, 2010 8:50 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
11 August 2010

Solar Power - Pool & House

Solar Power - Pool & House

We have solar panels for our hot water heating and separate solar heating for the pool. They are not solar power, just used to heat water using the sun. Solar power is…

1
120
fairy blue
Aug 11, 2010 8:58 pm
fairy blue
giblet
giblet
11 August 2010

Installation of aircell

Installation of aircell
WA

Someone from aircell got back to me today and advised that whilst there would be some degradation it isn't anything to be worried about. Apparently the worst case is…

1
154
giblet
Aug 11, 2010 9:02 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 August 2010

920mm XN6 Front door and sidelight

920mm XN6 Front door and sidelight

Doesn't make sense to me... ask again. Timber or…

4
1677
ECOECO
Aug 11, 2010 9:25 pm
ECOECO
JamesandElisha
JamesandElisha
11 August 2010

Rangehood ducted into roof vs recirc mode?

Rangehood ducted into roof vs recirc mode?

Hmmmm, so after doing some research and finding out my rangehood is not a recirculatory one, I double checked the contract specification and it states, rangehood must…

2
506
JamesandElisha
Aug 12, 2010 12:24 am
giblet
giblet
12 August 2010

Soakwells !!!

Soakwells !!!
WA

My site supervisor (not Plunkett) said there was nothing they could do to stop me putting in soakwells on the weekends, and the suggested I do it after the roof is on. …

5
365
giblet
Aug 12, 2010 3:40 am
2nd time building
2nd time building
12 August 2010

First Time building with MJH

First Time building with MJH
NSW

Hi We are currently building with MJH in Maitland and was wondering how much notice you received before Handover. We have been told that the house should be completed by…

0
140
2nd time building
Aug 12, 2010 10:16 am
pleasedontgo
pleasedontgo
12 August 2010

Eaves + Water = ?

Eaves + Water = ?
WA

2.4 DURABILITY All sheets should be dry before fixing to framing. This will improve jointing durability. Sheets should not be fixed…

5
1154
pleasedontgo
Aug 12, 2010 12:04 pm
manda1146
manda1146
12 August 2010

Our Home Monterey 993 Q3

Our Home Monterey 993 Q3
VIC

Congrats on your site start! My partner and I are also building the Monterey Q3, we are just waiting for our land to title in october! Where are you building? Make sure…

2
250
manda1146
Aug 12, 2010 12:55 pm
ddsttl
ddsttl
12 August 2010

build a Denvor 46

build a Denvor 46
QLD

Hi all I am new to this forum, haven’t got time to read through most of the posts. I found some of the discussions are very helpful to me. I am about to sign a contract…

0
159
ddsttl
Aug 12, 2010 3:07 pm
johnnydust
johnnydust
12 August 2010

Builder or Electrician? - Advice Please

Builder or Electrician? - Advice Please
VIC

Hi everyone, I am building a home with Porter Davis and have just done my electrical plan, The only extras I have are 3 baton lights, 5 downlights, 2 extra tv points,…

0
166
johnnydust
Aug 12, 2010 7:14 pm
Az & Jayde
Az & Jayde
12 August 2010

Affordable Living Homes

Affordable Living Homes
WA

Hey all, We are new to the forum. Looks Great BTW. Some very nice homes being built. Anyhoo.... We are going with Affordable Living and are about 10 weeks from hand…

0
180
Az & Jayde
Aug 12, 2010 7:54 pm
cazoraz
cazoraz
12 August 2010

How do you deal with negative comments about your house?

How do you deal with negative comments about your house?
1, 2

I gree with the others, most the time its just jealousy. I haven't had many people say anything nasty, just a few odd remarks which I quickly cut back down to size :) Either…

28
1523
cazoraz
Aug 12, 2010 11:06 pm
cazoraz
Ames84
Ames84
13 August 2010

PCI - who ELSE can come?

PCI - who ELSE can come?
NSW

I took my brother with me cause he was someone who hadn't seen the house very much (and he used to sell tiles and carpets) and he was going to be able to pick up some…

6
331
Ames84
Aug 13, 2010 10:20 am
Ames84

Hi, we have canterbury bricks with off white mortar, but we have woodland grey facia and gutters and roof and downpipes. I think ironstone will look fine, it will pick up…

3
462
donuts
Aug 13, 2010 11:07 am
donuts
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
13 August 2010

Retaining walls - field river estate

Retaining walls - field river estate
SA

Unless specified in your contract I would suggest that retaining walls would not be included in the build cost. You definitley need to speak to your builder regarding…

5
1033
KnockItDown
Aug 13, 2010 1:34 pm
KnockItDown
oze
oze
13 August 2010

Thank you Homeone Forum :D

Thank you Homeone Forum :D

I want to add my thanks too. This forum totally rocks!!! I seriously could not have done it without you all either. I could write a book with the amount priceless info…

6
374
oze
Aug 13, 2010 4:58 pm
oze
Dove
Dove
13 August 2010

The Journey Home - Help needed

The Journey Home - Help needed
VIC
1, 2

Maybe its the builder you were with?? We worked with our builder on what we wanted and what they could provide. They were very through with the contract to ensure that all…

30
1878
Dove
Aug 13, 2010 6:21 pm
Dove
ktspruce
ktspruce
13 August 2010

Terminating contract

Terminating contract

Hi, we also lost faith in our builder during the tender/contract time. I was so disheartened with the customer service and the inconsistancies of what the sales…

5
992
ktspruce
Aug 13, 2010 7:00 pm
d@n
d@n
13 August 2010

Exterior Colour Help Please!!!!

Exterior Colour Help Please!!!!
SA

People tend to use surfmist or dune for the roof. They are lighter and more neutral colours, easier to blend with other colours of the facade.

3
221
d@n
Aug 13, 2010 8:57 pm


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