Building A New House
Retaining Wall - who do I contact?
Retaining wall would be on the boundary line with wall and footings on your side.
Besser option is better for fencing reasons as post are concreted in to hollows in the…
How to know Soil test was done
Bore holes are often filled back in and may not be easily identifiable. You report should also show a contour plan with the bore holes located and numbered. The report…
HOW TO POST PHOTOS
Already a guide for just this purpose - have a read http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1272
Council Approval Question
Hi Scaredy Cat,
I'm no expert, but here are what I think you need to be aware of:
- Any deposits you've already paid the current builder you may lose totally or part of
That's exactly right - I would expect any such "internal" wall to be treated as external, ie. to get it insulated.
Hopefully the builder thinks the same way.
So.. whilst the boys are playing poker bout to watch the footy.. im going to do some online shopping.. ive been on ebay for the last hour and i hate being OUTBID!!!…
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We're Building...Well Soon
Hi Benji, are you building the Rio? We are going to be building The Rio and havce just paid our initial deposit, there isnt many reviews around…
Mar 28, 2010 10:11 pm
Building with Hickinbotham
Iam building with Hicks in Christie downs. Builder signed plans on september 25th 2009. Plans submitted in council on october. Development plan consent approval on…
theoneandonly: From my experience it is definately not cheaper! I think you'd find the price to be somewhere between brick veneer and double brick.
Some big ticket items…
Mar 29, 2010 7:53 am
Cost of extending garage
position of crossover is determined by developer of land. I am sure you can sit your house anywhere you like, as long as you are within the developer and council's…
Fibre Optic Setup
We also have fibre optic for our estate.
You don't have to get it done during the build but it will be easier if it's done as part of the electrical wiring. Whether it is…
Lock Up To Handover - How Long
Our builder has said 10-12 weeks from lock-up to get to practical completion, an extra 2 weeks to do their own final checks, PCI, then another 2 weeks to fix any things…
Urgent Please Need help!!!!!
Some won't allow variations at all after contract signing. They're not obliged to....
Supply issues are a different thing altogether. If an item you've selected is no…
complaints against builders
thought i would give an update
our issue could not get resolved and have been recommended to take it to a tribunal to see if we can recover anything...does anyone have…
Soil Test - East / South East Melbourne
Has anyone done their own soil test to check the results against your builders soil test report?
If so can anyone recommend any soil test people around East or South…
PCI is the house cleaned for it?
Yep, the cleaner should be in before your PCI, and then there should be another clean just before handover
Its a fairly decent clean (well mine was anyway!!), except for…
What is a Bulkhead!!
I read a blog...
A builder built a bulk head because they could not hide the water pipes any other way...
Colorbond v. Powdercoat
As far I know it's the warranty. Normal powdercoating doesn't have warranty for discolouration or corrosion due to scratches.
About $80 per metre of piering. You should be able to check the depth before they pour the concrete.
Mar 30, 2010 6:25 pm
Land survey pre-requisite
I spoke to the sales guy from the land developer and he said typically it is done once the land is settlted. I was quite surprised that they would think like this.
The less than 24 hours notice wasn't a huge surprise because this PCI kept getting postponed over the last few weeks.
Credit to the builder, about 95% of the defects we…
Outdoor tiling pics. Is this normal??
We've just had a reasonably large amount of paving done outdoors, and the area has some odd angles and irregular shapes. All of the cuts are precise and neat and fit the…
Would you argue this?
just a tip - push for all that you agreeded too but remember your CSC is the one who goes into management to bat for you. Keep that person on side. We have had many issues…
Hunt Club Cranbourne East, 3977!!
We prewire just after the builders electrician does their work (so before plaster)
We then "fit off" just before/after you move.
It's always a good idea to…
Cost of bricklaying?
re-read your job. No extras would be required for this, but you'd supply all materials
Building our first home!
Interestingly enough we almost jumped ship and went with Dechellis. Dollar for dollar we'd be getting probably a better built house with less hassle. We…
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