Building A New House
Staining and sealing wooden doors and windows
We are just about to have handover with our new build which has unprimed wooden doors and windows. I've just recently learned that the best time to seal these doors and…
Anyone built with Goldruby or Renaissance homes ACT?
I built with Goldruby and I am extremely happy. Before finding Mathew Smith I was having great difficulty finding a good builder at a reasonable price. Someone mentioned…
Anyone recommend any good fencing people in wollert
Hey guys Im just having few issue with my next door not replying to any of my mail regarding a fence, i have heard that there is some company that do all the chaseing up…
Minimum distance between crossover and Telstra pit
I'm in liverpool Council in Sydney, and we have a Telstra pit about 50cm from our crossover
Ceaserstone vs laminate to bathrooms scullary & laundry?????
We have opted for stone everywhere. We actually asked for laminate in ensuite and bathroom but the builder priced stone and it was all within budget so we kept it. We are…
New to Building, what should be included in design?
We are building for the first time too, and I was thinking about powerpoints, light switches etc. when it came to considering the build BUT... The first meeting they…
Can anyone suggest modular builders in WA?
Wow that's terrible, unless they are so small they don't have enough sales staff to follow up!! There are also a few architects out of Perth i'm thinking of.... depends…
Anyone can help with the additional cost for the plumbing?
Thanks for the reply. But i think it is not the case. We actually not until this stage to check whether we are within the zone of influence. Normally the builder will…
Building with Homestead SA. Advice good or bad please!!!!!
Thanks dreamcometrue, I swear i did a search and couldn't find anything....hahaha It all looks good so far. The threat had some good info We…
Patio & balcony materials; heat retention & conduct...ance?
Ta for that! Flooring, outside, though? Even worth considring, breezes blowing over the warmed flooring into the house in summer etc?
Does anyone have a photo of Austral Homestead Blackwood?
Take a drive thru a new estate, you will see plenty of contrasts. Generally the darker bricks look better with the off white mortar; IMO
First time builder with DAH - Hopefully this is the end
All done and looks a good job - service department at DAH did a good job in the end with some good attention by their management. They could probably teach the…
Has anyone built a new home with Lowe Constructions?
Hi, I am a builder from the bayside area. I have seen a lot of Lowe work over the years and I personally think there designs are great. They also have developed a good…
Do I need electricity plan and energy rating before get quo?
Hi you will need an energy report for when you apply for your building permit but an electrical plan is not really necessary.if its. Custom build explain all to your…
SO if you had your choice on ceiling height...........
Hi,we are having 32 coarse bricks through kitchen,living,dining,entry & elfresco. After going into a display home with this height we were sold,cost $4,000 through…
What to look for when signing a building contract....
We are a couple of weeks behind you,but have heard some companies add clauses around being able to increase the price if dont start building after a certain period EVEN if…
QLD Solar Bonus scheme change from 10 Jul - bye bye 44c/kwh!
How long with the 44c last for if you sign up before 9th July??? Is it…
Need help to match garage door colour and front door stain
Hi Forum, I need suggestions regarding matching colours of garage and front entry door. Garage Door: Steel line Western Red…
Building in Canberra - Experience with Goldruby homes
Hi everyone We have just made the (terrifying) decision to build a house in Canberra. We are leaning towards Goldruby homes as a builder and have been impressed so far by…
What are the biggest money savers when building
I thought insulation had been pretty much legislated on so that all new homes had to have it? ? R6 ratings are coming in soon or may even be in force by now as well. …
Please help! What are common issues on Gyprock and cornice?
Hi everyone, Unfortunately, we will be oversea when our build is on the Gyprock and cornice stage. And we can only be able to ask a friend who does not have any…
custom design dual home with Bundy Homes - Nearly there!
Hi There It's actually Laminex Metaline - in…
Miss Vintage - DRESSING ROOM COMPLETE
Looks great (and very familiar LOL) - we too used the same Ikea packs. The only thing different we added doors. I could spend all day looking at the stuff Ikea has for wardrobes!
How to protect paling fence from garden bed soil ?
Time to fix the backyard after the driveway/paths are done. I have a long paling fence around the backyard and would like to create garden beds along the fence, in order…
Another what to do about the drainage problem
I am sure I'll be joining this thread shortly as we just realised our builder doesnt include any drainage as part of our build... Might start looking in to options now to…
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