Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
Tornado_ALIVE
Tornado_ALIVE
13 October 2009

Williams Landing

Williams Landing
VIC

Welcome Diggadog, Williams Landing is starting to come along now and it is very exciting. We have bought in Stage 3 and it looks like it has just titled today. Check out…

1
116
Tornado_ALIVE
Oct 13, 2009 7:16 pm
Tornado_ALIVE
Delta
Delta
13 October 2009

STRANDed in Banksia Grove, WA - Land Settlement!~

STRANDed in Banksia Grove, WA - Land Settlement!~
WA
1, 2

Ooh, We are not in a Telstra Velocity estate but it is served by Fibre to the Home via this company FuzeConnect....has anyone heard of…

22
1009
Delta
Oct 13, 2009 8:29 pm
peekay
peekay
14 October 2009

Help!! I need ideas please :)

Help!! I need ideas please :)
VIC

Be wary though, custom designed jobs can be quite expensive. As far as I know, none of the major builders accommodate custom designs as they're generally volume builders…

8
403
peekay
Oct 14, 2009 8:45 am
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
14 October 2009

Dickinson's

Dickinson's
NSW

Hi Kim, Good to hear that you sold your house...that's one less thing you have to worry about! If you go to Cootamundra they might give you my sisters house to look…

3
363
JohnnyD
Oct 14, 2009 9:30 am
JohnnyD
free will
free will
14 October 2009

Renovate or detonate

Renovate or detonate
NSW

" title="Big grin" /> It's what we did as long term (we have two little kids and intend to be in our house for the next 25 years) we would…

8
708
free will
Oct 14, 2009 10:54 am
Nightshade
Nightshade
14 October 2009

Shutters...now driveway

Shutters...now driveway
1, 2

Driveway looks great. I like the concrete down the side too..i'm thinking about doing that with our smaller side (but it's 2.65m wide) as don't know what could/would grow there.

23
1591
Nightshade
Oct 14, 2009 12:20 pm
ladsos
ladsos
14 October 2009

Celebration Homes

Celebration Homes
WA

Welcome all you newbies!!! wow WA is taking over this forum!

20
2356
ladsos
Oct 14, 2009 5:17 pm
ladsos
Nightshade
Nightshade
14 October 2009

Recommendations for a private inspector in Brisbane?

Recommendations for a private inspector in Brisbane?
QLD

Already found a few but wanted to see if anyone had used one they thought was good...

3
212
Nightshade
Oct 14, 2009 6:06 pm
lazywriterbum
lazywriterbum
14 October 2009

Fencing rules in Victoria?

Fencing rules in Victoria?
VIC
1, 2

Are they even allowed not to have any gap whatsoever been garage and boundary? We were told by various parties involved in our purchase that there was required to be a…

23
1809
lazywriterbum
Oct 14, 2009 9:32 pm
lazywriterbum
tildepeople819
tildepeople819
15 October 2009

Garage Driveway Gradient

Garage Driveway Gradient
NSW

Hello softwood, you're not alone as we are on the same boat. :( :( :( good luck to us. i might contact the council to enquire and will keep you posted. that way, we won't…

12
4005
tildepeople819
Oct 14, 2009 11:03 pm
ani
ani
15 October 2009

Teek's new home finished! Blinds get put in 16/10 !!!

Teek's new home finished! Blinds get put in 16/10 !!!
WA
1, 2, 3

Jodes, I'll send you all the photos I've taken at the display home if you like :D The guy let me go through and take as many as I wanted!

57
2998
ani
Oct 15, 2009 1:33 am
ani
toen
toen
15 October 2009

Carlisle Homes - *newsflash* - building in the north again!

Carlisle Homes - *newsflash* - building in the north again!
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi Matt, We are about to build a house with CH too. And Emma is our CLE as well, which Emma 2 that you were refering to? Can you give us a clue? Thanks Toen

90
7082
toen
Oct 15, 2009 12:00 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
15 October 2009

Standard truss roof spacing

Standard truss roof spacing

Hi all, I have built a house with a 450 wall stud spacing and requested the builder to ensure that the roof trusses were also set at 450 centers so as to ensure they sit…

0
395
xanthrope
Oct 15, 2009 3:23 pm
xanthrope
Hels
Hels
15 October 2009

Paw Prints in Cement - Swiped over 15/10

Paw Prints in Cement - Swiped over 15/10
1, 2

Oh what a shame :( I have inscribed our footpath as the council made us replace a section of it :wink:

25
879
Hels
Oct 15, 2009 5:34 pm
Hels
Andronicus
Andronicus
15 October 2009

Builder has made mistake :( Where do we stand legally?

Builder has made mistake :( Where do we stand legally?

If it was me, i'd get the builder to put in the eaves rather than take the compo.

10
1054
Andronicus
Oct 15, 2009 6:30 pm
joles
joles
15 October 2009

PD solar panels

PD solar panels
VIC

Sierra, I knew I read it somewhere and I have looked all through the paperwork and couldn't find it. :roll: Will have a look exactly where you said and check. Thanks. :D

9
301
joles
Oct 15, 2009 7:25 pm
joles
goyalsh
goyalsh
15 October 2009

Structural Guarantees

Structural Guarantees
VIC

Hello T & T Ya sure tht would be de easiest way 2 get info however there seems to be some communication break down and we are a bit concerned about this aspect of the…

2
236
goyalsh
Oct 15, 2009 9:22 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
15 October 2009

Building in Eve Estate - 6b

Building in Eve Estate - 6b
VIC

I already asked for a H class slab so that we get both the porch and alfresco area concreted as well. The quote already (thankfully) included recycled water etc. ::smile:: and of…

7
189
Eve Dweller
Oct 15, 2009 10:19 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
16 October 2009

Victoria - Lock-up stage definition?

Victoria - Lock-up stage definition?
VIC

Since I last wrote, our lender advised us that their valuer had inspected the building and that it was not at lock up stage, and hence they would only permit a part…

11
4245
Fiffaro
Oct 16, 2009 12:14 am
breezey
breezey
16 October 2009

Custom Build - Ventura Homes in Perth - Currently scheduling

Custom Build - Ventura Homes in Perth - Currently scheduling
WA

There's a Ventura Homes house on display near my neighborhood, not sure which one, but it looks great! From looking at their site I think it's either the ventura-homes…

6
610
breezey
Oct 16, 2009 11:55 am
5
1966
harribeka
Oct 16, 2009 2:36 pm
harribeka
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
16 October 2009

Is this site clean acceptable?

Is this site clean acceptable?

The Landscaper saying $1-2K cost to do the clean is an "I don't want to do it" quote. You can go down the offical road if you want. Each to their own.

19
901
KnockItDown
Oct 16, 2009 3:01 pm
KnockItDown
Nott
Nott
16 October 2009

Is anyone building the Mannum 181 or 207 with Rivergum??

Is anyone building the Mannum 181 or 207 with Rivergum??
VIC

hi jodie, a forumer has built with RG the mannum207, but not sure if he still logins to check as his house has been completed a few months ago. Which part of laurimar…

1
118
Nott
Oct 16, 2009 4:28 pm
Nott
lisanne
lisanne
16 October 2009

"Guaranteed site start in September" -- $4000

"Guaranteed site start in September" -- $4000
VIC

My site start was for May but didn't start till the first week of June - I think you will only get charged if YOU are the cause of the delay by the land not being ready etc

4
390
lisanne
Oct 16, 2009 6:40 pm
Rinny
Rinny
17 October 2009

Building with M - how many days in 'completion stage'

Building with M - how many days in 'completion stage'

They seem to giving consistent advice...because they have started painting and tiling and i have also been told Jan/Feb next year.

5
391
Rinny
Oct 17, 2009 7:21 am
leesy
leesy
17 October 2009

What colour roof/gutter/fascia + render for this house?

What colour roof/gutter/fascia + render for this house?
SA

Hi, Our house is nearly at lock up. We have Austral Newport Bricks, Woodlands Grey Roof, gutters and garage door, and paperbark facia and windows. The Woodlands…

2
594
leesy
Oct 17, 2009 5:04 pm
leesy
D&SG
D&SG
17 October 2009

Aushomes? Brisbane?

Aushomes? Brisbane?
QLD

Good luck with it all! You should post your plans so we can have a look :D

4
279
D&SG
Oct 17, 2009 9:57 pm
D&SG
Dollar
Dollar
18 October 2009

Which brick?

Which brick?

The photos of the bricks have helped sooo much. Thank you! I am still in a brick dilemma though....lol....not sure what the colour scheme will be yet but hoping to stick…

19
3153
Dollar
Oct 17, 2009 11:42 pm
pharley
pharley
18 October 2009

Am I crazy? Re-painting internally..

Am I crazy? Re-painting internally..

Hey Aly88, I feel for you. Paint colours end up looking so different once they're on the wall from their little sample chips. And the changing tile selections only add to…

6
332
pharley
Oct 18, 2009 9:50 am
pharley
cyberman
cyberman
18 October 2009

"RUBBISH" -anyone pulling stuff out of yor miniskips?

"RUBBISH" -anyone pulling stuff out of yor miniskips?

Last time I built my father-in-law noticed one of the neighbours collecting stuff out of the bin. That's OK by me. But when that stuff in the bin wasn't enough for him and…

15
650
cyberman
Oct 18, 2009 10:06 am
cyberman
itsmeud
itsmeud
18 October 2009

Mowing a vacant block in Doreen..???

Mowing a vacant block in Doreen..???
VIC

We bought a land in an established area and when we had to clean it for our builder we found amazing things ! Cut the grass with a wipper-snipper and then there was so…

9
372
itsmeud
Oct 18, 2009 11:29 am
milly_monster
milly_monster
18 October 2009

Thin blue tubes in walls? what are they?

Thin blue tubes in walls? what are they?

Oh was at the house before and one of the tubes has broken doh

10
429
milly_monster
Oct 18, 2009 4:01 pm
Casa2
Casa2
18 October 2009

Cost of Concrete Pump

Cost of Concrete Pump

It does cost more to do a custom design, but not that much more. Most of the cost difference is because if you design it yourself, you tend to put in a higher quality level.

3
571
Casa2
Oct 18, 2009 8:34 pm
Ashgrove
Ashgrove
18 October 2009

Building a house in Brisbane: looking for a contractor

Building a house in Brisbane: looking for a contractor
QLD

Hi I am very interested to see who builds this 300sqm house for $300k on a small lot. I am tring this and the prices are much higher. Thanks

4
615
Ashgrove
Oct 18, 2009 9:30 pm
JohnnyD
JohnnyD
18 October 2009

Loretta's new house - ****UPDATE 18 OCTOBER 09**** SLAB DOWN

Loretta's new house - ****UPDATE 18 OCTOBER 09**** SLAB DOWN
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes owner building is very rewarding.I forgot to mention that we owner built a house many years ago & DH did a lot of the work himself,with the help of my dad.We lived in…

72
3411
JohnnyD
Oct 18, 2009 9:43 pm
JohnnyD
Jochicho
Jochicho
18 October 2009

Building a Wisdom Prosperity 23- We are in and loving it!

Building a Wisdom Prosperity 23- We are in and loving it!
NSW
1 ... 31, 32, 33

Thanks darling! you are just too sweet! I have missed you all heaps too, I keep wondering what's happening at your houses! I am only back temporarily until I can sneak…

658
10288
Jochicho
Oct 18, 2009 9:57 pm
Tex
Tex
19 October 2009

Starting to build a new house with "S1"

Starting to build a new house with "S1"

Hi folks, We have been talking to S1 for a long time about building a new home. Reading through all the horror stories on this forum has me quite concerned about…

0
97
Tex
Oct 19, 2009 9:37 am
Shelz
Shelz
19 October 2009

How long do builders break over Christmas?

How long do builders break over Christmas?

Thanx for all of your replies ::smile:: ::smile:: I will try to find out form our SS but to be quite honest I dont think Id believe a word of what they say :lol: :lol: We'l just have to wait…

8
1023
Shelz
Oct 19, 2009 9:51 am
JilaMint
JilaMint
19 October 2009

How often do u talk to your SS (site supervisor) & for what?

How often do u talk to your SS (site supervisor) & for what?
1, 2

what about some stuff that you want the tradies to do on cash .. do you coordinate with the SS .. or just talk to the on-site…

37
1219
JilaMint
Oct 19, 2009 11:01 am
whattever
whattever
19 October 2009

Roof Insulation and down lights - after handover

Roof Insulation and down lights - after handover

Use glasswool if you must but if your ceiling is not completely sealed you may have a dust problems from the fiberglass ,only classed as a nuisance dust but have you ever…

4
389
whattever
Oct 19, 2009 12:31 pm
12
777
themax
Oct 19, 2009 7:00 pm
themax
Eljay
Eljay
19 October 2009

Paints for skirts and arcs

Paints for skirts and arcs

I was asking the same thing last week. I didn't even think about it until I was talking to my sales guy and he said that the default is full gloss. I was humming and…

1
127
Eljay
Oct 19, 2009 7:03 pm
Pugs
Pugs
19 October 2009

Electricals and Networking

Electricals and Networking

generally a sparkie will have their data ticket... but some of them barely understand the basicis of cabling let alone practical uses of said cabling... if you can geta…

1
196
Pugs
Oct 19, 2009 9:49 pm
Pugs
suh
suh
20 October 2009

They think they know better

They think they know better
NSW

Whats wrong with blokes? :p There have been many times that I have come out of a hairdresser looking different from what I wanted. heheh…

16
856
suh
Oct 20, 2009 7:56 am
suh
suh
suh
20 October 2009

Can't help myself - photos... hey ICK FS bench included

Can't help myself - photos... hey ICK FS bench included
NSW
1, 2, 3

:lol: keep them safe Meeshell :sh: did I tell you the red rug has gone :z: and the red…

47
1105
suh
Oct 20, 2009 7:59 am
suh
Rinny
Rinny
20 October 2009

Selling our brand new Miele oven - Melb

Selling our brand new Miele oven - Melb
VIC

Hi, unfortunately it is an electric oven. Thanks for your reply anyway.

2
274
Rinny
Oct 20, 2009 8:49 am
mjt084
mjt084
20 October 2009

Anyone built with Cavalier Homes Newcastle?

Anyone built with Cavalier Homes Newcastle?
NSW

Thanks Kyton, My girlfriend lives just around the corner from Christo Rd so I'll have to check the house out next time I'm over there! The architect I've been dealing…

2
288
mjt084
Oct 20, 2009 9:12 am
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
20 October 2009

My buckingham palace - all moved in!!!

My buckingham palace - all moved in!!!
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Oh Fi you crack me up! Having a view sure has its benefits :wink: Glad to hear the dent is pretty much invisible but of course all things are visible to one who has superpowers :lol:

214
11231
blessedpeople
Oct 20, 2009 3:02 pm
blessedpeople


Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy
Professionals
Advertise
Contact Us

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017