Building A New House
Hallmark Homes (house and land package - Forest Park)
Thanks Skin, Yeah, we're starting to find that these builders all have thier tricks to get money out of you, one way or another. Our 2nd project has failed also, as the…
rangehood on tiled splashback or tiles around rangehood
We got our tiles installed first, then install the rangehood. I suppose it's just easier for the tiler to tile, and if you should ever replace your rangehood, at least you…
Nat's Build- **KEYS 12.02.10**
Hi, I am new to this discussion and am wondering how long the Pre contract quotation is vaild for before you have to go through it all again. Our block is taking longer to…
Cost Surprise - new home, odd but not way-out desires
Wow 1.2M is rediculous. We are in Eastwood over by Kurzon Hall, so pretty close to you. I would highly recommend our builder Binet, happy to walk you through our place.…
Building Switch 830 home - Finished - photos
McLaren, Thanks for your comments. This is going to be the last home we own - kids all gone years ago, so we made sure we got what we wanted to be comfortable…
We are looking at building and have lots of questions!
Hi Sunshine T, Thanks for that. I am not very good with roller coasters but just need to go with the flow hey! Good to hear that your experience has been pretty good so…
Anyone building with Carter Grange in Melbourne
Very quickly, Carlisle specs docs have a STRONG resemblance to CG specs docs. These documents outline any building materials and tolerances that the builder requires the…
Pest control in new house or while building?
Technically, one thing that can be done to prevent roaches is to just make sure all the cracks and crevasses are sealed during the building process. While this will not…
Building a new home takes a very long time too get started..
Hi Trish, how are things going? Everything done???
Pictures only - Ideas and inspiration for your new home
Great idea Dream House 82. Anyhow here is my contribution. Sold this in October 2011. Built in December 2008. Apologies for the poor image quality …
contrast brick to go with austral nougat?
Maybe I should of asked that question too as we have austral nougat, but we couldn't think of a contrast brick so we opted not to do one. I'll be interested to see what…
Wrongful measurement on roof trusses is very rare?
Kikichan, the truss company normally gets replacements out to us with 48 hours
Now they are saying a kickpanel isn't available for our oven
After some more digging it looks like maybe we didn't pay for it as it isn't listed in the contract but it was in the colour selection document.
Pre Slab Inspection, skip it to save money or?
Hi Lex Yes there is a certificate of inspection, but that means nothing because the pier is missing. The seriousness of the situation is that instead of four piers there…
Confused about when to get builder to quote
get your soil test done ASAP, it doesn't cost much ($200-$300), but you will know upfront if you will have majot problems with footings. From the soil test, you can get a…
Estates in South East Melbourne with no Body Corporate Fees
Add Marriott Waters estate...it also has body corp. fees ($900)
Annoyed about exclusions that should be standard
Door stops, fly screens, obscure glass in the toilet and bathroom windows...probably more but off the top of my head that's all I can think of. What irks me the most is…
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