Building A New House
Strata Subdivision Sutherland Shire NSW
We are in in the process of having a duplex design drawn up, and do a 'knockdown rebuild' We plan to live in one duplex and my parents in the other. We would like to…
Coral Builders come on in for a chat!
It is great to see some new Coral Builders here ... I've been following a few of the threads.
The updated Coral plans look great ... I noticed the one we built has…
Ceiling manhold in garage - security risk?
Workmen tramping through my house on my new wooden floors and carpet is not an option as previously mentioned so the manhole is in the garage.
It's great to put a good…
Hello, help with Perth sewer setbacks
Thanks Bashworth, I had already had a look at your site but I think the rules are different here in WA. I will have to get in touch with the watercorp but was just hoping…
Double Story house on a battleaxe lot ?
All the areas you are talking about come generally under hornsby council not parramatta.
I believe they are the worst for land size ratios. I think house can't be more…
Black colourbond scratches?
Thought I would bump this old thread. Does anyone else have any feedback on black window frames? We'll be doing some renos soon and need to add in a new sliding door and…
I am 3.8km from the ocean..........
Still waiting to hear back from a lot of the builders......
But are narrowing down what we like and don't like in house plans!!
Does anyone have anything at ALL they…
anyone in the decorating stage?
Hi fellow home improvers,
I'm currently re-doing my garden, looking at outdoor lounges and hammocks. My husband is a minimalist and I'm a hoarder so you can imagine the…
Advice on tiles for house
It is so frustrating isn't it?! We love the house design it just feels like there is no compromising with the builder.
8 tenders? How does that work? So, if…
Sandstone Gold Brick Pics
Unfortunately up here in QLD Boral have decided to discontinue a large portion of their brick range due to one of their plants shutting down. We had originally selected…
First Home Build - Some Pics
I'm going to build with Avelings too and I was wondering if you can brief me on what additionals you've included at prestart and the price is possible.
Apr 04, 2012 10:18 pm
Apr 04, 2012 10:20 pm
I havnt been on here for ages posting though I have checked out a few things from time to time but I'm back now
And my how things have moved on.
We are still…
Apr 04, 2012 11:04 pm
The Aveley Vale journey
Have just about finished building with Switch.
I would suggest you look at another builder!!!!
Jandson's Horizon - anyone built this?
Hi. I know this is an old post, but we are also considering building a Horizon 15 by Jandson and wonder if anyone has photos to share for inspiration (and also reassurance…
Water Meter installation
Thanks bashworth. Unfortunatly my Customer Service rep didn't know what the process is and couldn't be bothered to help so I rang Sydney Water and they are arranging meter…
They are very good for high risk/low income families but they are also very strict on their lending criteria.
Give them a call for an information pack and read through it…
Apr 05, 2012 9:43 pm
Ive been through this. You need to apply to your local council for the interim occupation certificate.
Basically, you need to tell them in writing that you need to move in…
The Porter Davis Tender Process Explained
The tender presentation also allows you to make any final structural changes. That way, when you get to your colours/electrical/tile appointment, you can pick your…
Ceiling fans on raked ceiling?
Maybe just pre-wire it for fans and you can decide later on if you really need itat least its cheaper for the electrician to do it ... thats what we did for our dining,…
lock-up with no front door?
Very useful, thanks. We are supplying a custom made door for our build (didn't want to use naughty merbau timber, so getting one made in Spotted Gum), and we definitely…
Westy's Demo/Rebuild in Perth: SOLD
Hi westy, long time since last spoke, just wondering what company you used for the fence as we need to get infills for our rendered fence. You won't believe it but we are…
Byford On The Scarp, Perth
Hello. This is my 1st time here. I'm looking at buying 1 of the remaining blocks on Barraberry way. Ive noticed on aspens websites land map that there is land adjasent &…
Apr 07, 2012 12:04 pm
Best Tropical Door Design Idea
I'm looking for the best door design idea for a house in the tropics. Double doors that can open completely and let in tons of light and are somewhat secure.
Concrete slabs and insurance companies
Well, The engineer looked at the slab last week. He swept it, tapped it with the special hammer and dug a hole next to the slab. He'll get back to us after Easter.
Pre Start Upgrade Prices
our builder wrote in $2000 worth of upgrade into our pwc, so when pre start arrived, we paid out of pocket for the difference.
Our lighting and electrical outlet…
New member to the forum
Hi - welcome to the forum. You should check out the Masterton thread (there are 3) which has loads of great info. We almost built with Masterton but went Custom in the…
Fill wanted... Aberglasslyn NSW
One big pile. Level with house gutters.
It was dug up when driveway was done last week.
Not sure if it is regarded as clean fill.
Like I said, have a look at it and let me know.
Here are the floor plans, Ground floor is a "garage" at the moment. But will be…
Apr 09, 2012 11:48 am
Rusty lintels on new build
They should be primed and painted with a weatherproof/water proof paint to prevent further rust and subsequent expansion of the lintel causing cracking of brickwork.
When to move and arrange demolish?
Thanks kimu! We're in Melbourne, but it sounds similar.
Hmm, that is a useful thought too. In the greater scheme of things and extra few weeks rent might be worth it.…
Building with Dechellis in 2010
Yes! All house dramas sorted although we have had some foundation movement which has caused some cracked tiles but nothing too major. Its nice…