Building A New House
Building the Livingstone with PD
How have you found PD now that the house is finished, we are just starting the process and would appreciate any advice or hints with dealing with PD and when to upgrade to…
Aveling Homes - Prestart Costs
We have just signed-up with Aveling Homes (who have been fabulous so far), and have been supplied with our prestart folder. This folder covers…
We’re onto to builder number 3 now (and finally happy).
Both builder 1 and 2 were paid for pre-contract work but as the building contract had not been signed there was…
Looking for Building Expert VCAT report
Thanks Leighton I got VCAT report however I need an help how the mediation process will at VCAT I have mediation, any suggestions will be appreciated Thanks
Well that makes it difficult - as my partner reminds me, the reason we want a concrete slab is so we can drop the floor of the new part down to the ground ..
Plasterer / renderer
We are considering the rest of our house after handover. Does anyone have any recommendations for renderer / plasterers in Perth ?
Or what they paid to have the…
Representing yourself at VCAT
Hi Neverbuildagain, I am going thru your post how did you go with your VCAT mediation , did you represent yourself or hire a Lawer . I am so keen to know how can I…
I'm building a new split level house and using Grey Box for the timber. I'm in a dilemma trying to decide whether to use generic Vic Ash or Grey Ironbark (they don't…
Trying to find a suitable plan!
Don't rule out talking to a smaller builder who will do a custom design (or take the best bits of someone else’ and do cut and paste job....) to suit your block size and…
PH Eclipse Q1 - Brisbane build
I will attempt to post a plan of it... I haven't posted a pic before (!).
It is the retreat Q1 20m and we pulled the kitchen and theatre out of it, and…
I got some blinds up today. Pretty happy with the result.
Highly recommend Ritchie from Shade Elegance NSW -…
Redink - pre start costs!
congrats on building with Redink...we are also building with them and they have been brilliant, im about 2 weeks behind mary. the most frustrating part is the…
Help with facade colours please
That is a nice facade...
It's never easy to match colours from a picture like the one you've shown. All you (and anyone else for that matter) can do is grab a colour…
Wait until a day of heavy rain. That will tell you whether or not it's level.
Recommended carpenter to erect frame?
Can anyone recommend a carpenter around the South-Western suburbs of Melbourne to erect a pre-fab frame? I had one lined up in 6 weeks time but he has pulled…
Oct 16, 2012 10:54 am
Help - variation to contract by builder
I don’t know why footing depth/slab design would have to change after the contract was signed. If the soil test and engineering design was signed off after the contract…
Garage Door Defect?
We've got a similar door from Gliderol and it has the same "channel" lines down through it, so it might be something that you get with the "woodgrain" finish on the door -…
Site Costs for Dummies?
That's great, thanks very much for the info
We havent locked in an estate yet obviously, but both like the look of Springridge. We're still at the beginning of…
Cancelling Building Contract
Thanks anyway mate.
They sent through a list of expenses payable to them. Most of them, although inflated, seem understandable at first. Then i later found that that the…
Voiding Building Contract?
You have already made a thread on this topic, it may become too confusing to have two conversations going.
Ask your conveyancing/settlement agent -…
House dimension deviation
It's unusual you'll find a builder who won't make deviations, assuming the house still meets state or council rules.
However they will charge extra money to do it, you…
Critique my plans
hello free will. . . if you put your plans on the custom homeplans thread you may get some more comments. hope this helps.
Oct 17, 2012 10:41 pm
Oct 18, 2012 6:05 pm
Bonus!! I didnt know this. Every little bit adds up
build in geelong
have not posted for a while ,not much to see.house now all locked up ,exterior finished .plastering basically finished ,stairs in and wood floors laid.still will not be in…
You can get most colours made up at different strenghts so maybe arava at 3/4 is the colour you are looking for. Get a sample pot made up and try it out.