Building A New House
Drinking on the job
yeah i wouldnt be to worried at this point, youd be surprised what neighbours will throw in ur skip.
Area to concrete?
Thats good, works out pretty cheap compared to concrete!
I dont know any recs for fencing... Someone for concreting is Mark 0418 341…
Building Inspector in Melbourne
Kevin didn't respond to any of the messages I left. I'm thinking of going with A Plus Inspections. Hoping someone can tell me something about them before I commit to…
Is your bank branch local so that you can pick up the cheque?
Our prob is although we are with the CBA we have been dealing with a contact in QLD, and so we decided it…
advice on building a new home
How are you? Long time no hear mate! Just want to know, are you still building with Huxley? At what stage of the process are you in now? Have you done some…
Austral homestead Tan render colours?
Your garage door looks really nice. Is your render a dulux colour? In case it isn'nt do you happen to have the RGB values for the same?
Jul 22, 2009 10:44 am
When to get an independent inspection?
We did it at pre gyprock stage. Inspector didn't find any major issues but at least the builder knows that someone else, who knows about the building, will be looking!
Our slab was just over $30k and I saw the docket for the steel, there was just over 5 tonne we also had 89m2 of concrete in the slab, we are in SA so cost might be different!
Infills - What are they
Infills generally mean the area above the windows where they put cement sheet instead of brick.
With the fences it's different everywhere etc. We had to contact all the neighbours (got their addresses from the council as a lot are rentals), with fence quotes etc. Got…
Jul 22, 2009 5:24 pm
They do shoddy work because they dont know any better, or havent been trained properly.
Building at the bottom of the estate.
There is definately no floods there we are overlooking the mountains and all the other estates next to ours are a mixture between slab and stumps.
The thing I was worried…
Jul 22, 2009 7:30 pm
Is this strange>> HANDOVER
PCI and handover the same day!!??? NO... Our build was fantastic but we still had a week between PCI and handover.... even though there was hardly anything to be fixed…
Jul 22, 2009 8:06 pm
We have this in the upstairs living area. We have gone for the squareset and no cornices.
We dont have downlights either in this area, Instead would have one…
Corner Blocks - Choosing your address.
Our Estate told us we could have either street as our address...you probably need to tell them so the land title has the right address on it?
I hate our street name (that…
Jul 23, 2009 12:11 am
Unconditional Loan Approval
Yes this is normal; you can not differentiate between the land and the house. The back will take a mortgage over the land not the house, as the house is…
NBG vs. H3nley
Ah how I envy the likes of you and others who have moved in already! We have what seems to be such a long journey ahead! It should all be worth it in the end…
Thanks everyone. Well we signed the land contract yesterday subject to finance near the end of August. The builder has overestimated site costs a bit so that we're covered…
Our house in VP
Big Congrats! Very exciting for you!
Thanks for finding out about the driveways for me- one more problem solved. Much appreciated.
I will have to keep an eye out for…
garage & driveway colours
I'm hoping someone can help me.
I've decided on Austral Albany cream for the house bricks and Bristile Aniseed for the roofing, but I'm a bit…
Jul 23, 2009 2:56 pm
Is that one of those holes in the ground that you can decompose the dog poo in?
Jul 24, 2009 12:19 am
Dulux White Duck
It's sooo hard to visualise what it will look like when its painted What I am looking for is to keep to earthy/natural tones as we have alot of black/brown furniture. …
Thickness of plasterboard
If your studs are at 600mm centers but ceiling battens at 450 you can still use normal standard core 10mm plaster, you dont need uni span or similar products. Only if…
Jul 24, 2009 1:04 pm
build new home in Alamanda with Simonds
hi pal, I'm really feel headache when come to choose the brick and render...In General, I think Red Gum should be fine, but how about rendering to go with it ? mine is…
termite mesh as standard?
There are a variety of treatments apart from mesh (Termimesh, which we have), including fine gravel (Granitguard), plastic barriers impregnated with chemicals and…
Jul 24, 2009 10:44 pm
Jul 25, 2009 10:30 am
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