Building A New House
building new house(need comment)
How about the price?You guys think is that reasonable?
I dont think that is a resonable price at all sorry, when you say Ellenbrook is…
Offer Land to Builder
Would builders eg Simonds etc be intrested if you offered your land and house to them after they finished building the house for you so…
Thoughts on colours???
Those colours sound pretty stock standard so they should be fine. I really like the timber look garage doors too!
Drop Edge Beam
Our block has a fall west to east of around 1.3 metres consequently we ended up with a DEB design.
We also had an engineers design that called for piering down to rock.…
Negotiating final payment
I would also get it in writing what needs to be fixed with a time frame and that way you get to move in but also cover yourself for the things to be done.
will you hand over your last cheque?
Never hand over the final cheque untill the house is finished to your satisfaction.
If the builders want to be paid then the faster they finish the work the faster they…
Quote - Any tips??
We have just gone through this process, and it can get confusing. You need to get more than one quote we got quotes from 3 builders all with similar specs 2 came in at…
Aug 12, 2009 8:26 pm
Thanks Southies...another fee to be paid for IOC...need to plan for a further $200
Aug 13, 2009 8:28 am
Colour Selection Dilemma
I agree, with a dark roof the white mortar will be great. The grey may dull things down or something. Our roof definitely is lighter en masse than the tiny sample - but I…
Hallmark homes topaz design
would like to hear from anyone who have built or planning on building this home as the builder does not have a display to visit. thanks. any pictures appreciated.
Aug 13, 2009 12:47 pm
Step down to garage from house
my builder recommended that we remove it, the garage sits next to our retained side and he said it would cause drainage issue's if we had the brickwork lower for the drop…
1m.. But I would compromise to half if it's too pricey.
Help- need to choose a facade!
We did ask H3nl3y but because of the privacy laws they cannot give us the addresses of any built previously. I find that really strange because Boral could…
2 people living in a big house
All I can say is that my hubby and I are still not used to the fact that so much wood and plaster board is used in a house build. We're quite amazed that other than the…
The last straw!!
If i decide to bite the bullet with my current builder the house ends up at around $8900 per sq it came in at 285k complete 32sq (we pretty much…
Aug 13, 2009 11:15 pm
A Blog About Wisdom Homes
Hi Murray! Sorrento is beautiful! can't wait to see the progress of your build! we, too, are building with Wisdom and our experience with them…
Media distribution - best way
My gut feel is your right Pugs. I have been in the corporate side of this industry for 20 years, however when it comes…
Aug 14, 2009 12:21 pm
Building in North Lakes
We're not building with Clarendon either, but did look through the show home in North Lakes at the beginning of the year...
We are building in North Lakes -…
Thanks for your reply; it sounds encouraging. I am not a very good handy person, but would like to have a builder that allows me to bring my own tiles, floor,…
General Specification to Building
We are building in Kuringgai and as part of that we had to pay a levy to the council whereby they will repair any damage to the infrastructure up to that value. Our…
Any frame and truss factory will knock up what you need if you give them the plans
French or Swiss???
Re: Ebony Vs Slate Grey
Ebony solar reflectance is 5.1
Slate Grey solar reflectance is 12.7
Ebony Solar Absorptance is 94.9 ± 0.2
Slate Grey Solar Absorptance is 87.3 ±…
Newbie Question - site costs/soil tests
I found the PD salesperson near us was a great wealth of knowledge, he had been with the company for years and knew the area well enough to say the estates…
2nd fix carpentry progress claim
I suppose that you have a contract ,would it be best to read the contract and see what work should be copleted before you pay this installment…
time for cement slab to dry/cure?
Normally yes 5CU mtrs (if we need 5.4 we can sometimes get it in 1 load)
But the last load we would organise it to be at least 3.4cu mtrs.
Full accelerator, Hmmm ... we do…
What cost more? House or land?
809m2 land - $125,000.00
22 square house with all fittings inc driveway except air con, fancy light fittings, fences and window furnishings - $191,000.00
Is there a bolt missing here?
Yes unless the bottom of the stirrup is going to covered in a decent layer of concrete.
Also the existing dyna bolt looks to be yellow-zinc plated where it should be galvanised