Building A New House
Maylands Manor is back!
Welcome back. I was wondering how your family was going. Congratulations on both Luke and your home.
Apr 24, 2009 11:02 am
Sorry if this is abit off topic, but were you going for a house and land package at marriott waters? Did you get undervalued? If so, can I ask by how much?
The siting of…
Thanks for your advice, 3 weeks gosh!
I have sent an email and no reply, I am geting really stressed as i cant afford the site costs to be over $10000 which we…
Apr 24, 2009 3:10 pm
Building a new home with AV Jennings
Yeah, the customer service!!! I emailed them twice asking for some information (because the info on their website is missing), 2 months ago!
I am still waiting for a reply......
Retaining wall issue
We made the same assumption and have the same problem. Ours is harder though because at the rear of the property and hard to access.
Apr 24, 2009 6:00 pm
Anyone heard of this rebate?
all very well in the ES. I guess this is an example of where frame houses are good. We started negotiated to build as soon as our land offer was accepted and before…
There is another post similar to this in the owner builder forum.
We are in the same position eg. designed a house and want a true cost. QS's do not come cheap.…
M3tricon Santorini Plantation
Hi fellow santorini builders,
I have just started a new thread "need help with facade" and would really appreciate your input.
Apr 25, 2009 9:51 pm
I had to laugh reading back over our journey. Yes it is possible to look back and laugh even if the trip is a bit fraught.
We had water leaking in…
Shocker before the tender appointment
We're having discussions with PD regarding concrete in the alfresco right now too. Our slab has been poured but without a slab in the alfresco area. We assumed that this…
Apr 26, 2009 4:16 pm
Extending Water Mains
We got half of a subdivided block and we need to either get a water pipe running across our neighbor's property or get an extension of the water mains. At this point it…
We didn't pay anything at tender, thanks to a problem with funds being temporarily tied up because of a technical hitch at the time. It was no big deal to PD, who gave us…
Apr 26, 2009 9:24 pm
Apr 27, 2009 12:10 am
Light bricks and a light roof???
ooh, I like it! I also really like that elevation of your house is very similar to mine! Garage, rendered wall and windows! Now if you could just paint the render green…
Before you bought your land...
Its not the end of the world is you get a block with a bit of fall. Larger builders still may build on it. Our block is 816sqm (32.75 X 26.72) with roughly 1.4m fall. The…
Apr 27, 2009 11:14 am
Contract appointment with PD
PD will try and get you to sign the contact on the date however you dont have to. You have every right to take it away to have a read over it to make sure you are happy…
what kind of garage door
You havent seen a display home of it?
Luan is the type of veneer as per above, and its weather proof by the naming...
Perhaps you pick the actual style in your colour selection?
Last month before handover
the other thing to consider what if there are supplier problems who will deal with those? if you need to change some color choice? to be honest…
Thanks everyone for the great feedback.
I had listed you all individually, but was called away for other duties and the web site timed out. Anyway to cut what was my…
Opinion about builder
we are about to start building... we went with a customised plan so it won't be on their website, but have a chat to them, see if they can compete with your short list of…
Apr 27, 2009 11:48 pm
Flashy Entrance Door
I have seen some beautiful pivot entrance doors that were made by ICE Door Systems, Beenleigh, Brisbane. They are very competitive and offer technical support if you have…
Hidden costs to building a home
Yea it's funny how they give you a promo with stuff that should and normally is standard . I think all builders do that, makes you think that you're getting a good deal.…
Looking for a design - Double story
Ambassador or Ambassador 483 by H3nley?? They give you the option of having either 3 or 4 bedrooms upstairs. Not sure about about the potential for an upstairs balcony to…
Soil Removal - Costing?
I had 9 truck loads removed as well as 28 retaining wall post holes dug by an excavator for $1600. Dumping dirt was free as they are building a road nearby (as long as…
Timber frame observations
Must be good not worrying about bows or twists in them. We have three frame and truss plants near us, none use them which is strange.
Costs to knock down and rebuild
We have a small 3 bedroom cottage style property in Newcastle. We really enjoy the area and are currently at completely renovating which in essence would mean…
Boral Windsor OR Jarrah ?
Hey there D2B. We used the Jarrah with the Off-White mortar. We liked it best out of the Cat 1 bricks. It looked a bit funny in the showroom but it's come up SO well!! I'm…
Stressed over Wind & Soil Report
An N2 wind rating is pretty well middle of the road, no problems there. (Just about everyone will be an N1 (mild), N2 or N3 (stronger) rating.)
A P classification with a…
Apr 28, 2009 9:06 pm
Decision stage to go with builder
hey there, my experience was pretty much the same as Virgin's.
BUT, you should haggle, if they want your purchase, tell them what you want before you will sign. I bet…
I agree that 2.4m ceilings are absolutely fine!!!
We upgraded to 3m (10ft) ceilings throughout, as most of our previous houses had been period ones with similar heights…