Building A New House
Flat roof home
Hi, how would you take the roof off?? Ours is a steel roof of some sort so i can't imagine getting it off easily. I'm hoping there is a…
ANYONE BUILDING IN LAURIMAR ESTATE
I think we are all getting off point here.
The fact of it is Laurimar Delfin has paid around 4k a block to provide FTTH in order to ensure we are able to get…
Have a concrete slab due for early next next week.
Just wondering if any of you guys are superstitious, and are or have thrown…
Jul 05, 2009 11:13 pm
Dealing with council fee
Hi Cookiemonster, did you hear anything about the Northwest raillink? I'm buying a land near that area, should be a great news if they continue the plan.…
Jul 05, 2009 11:38 pm
Our council made us pay a $600 bond. They inspected the gutters (no path on our side) and will inspect again soon. The bond will go towards repairing any damage found. We…
has anyone experience with AvJenning?
Built with AVJ in 1999, had no problem during the build, when the ensuit shower leaked 2year later they resealed & retiled and they even replaced the carpet when in was…
Jul 06, 2009 12:24 am
Water Tank Rebate Victoria
I think the rebate is a bit of political spin.
Water tanks should be compulsory in Victoria.
We exceeded the 5 star benchmark without the tank.
I'd be interested to see…
Is my deck right ?
We're having much the same discussions with our builder at the moment, Phil wants to have that 'seamless' look between indoors and the alfresco (where the alfresco…
Jul 06, 2009 4:05 pm
Final stage taking so long!!
Hi, I agree - it does seem to take a long time to do simple things at the end. I don't know why. Frustrating.
Keep in touch with the builder, and try not to worry. It will…
Building a custom property
Contact the local council, they should be able to give you some contact details for local draftsmen in the area.
Questions about slab concrete.
Brickie - Depending on the floor coverings we will pond and flood with water,
or cover with hessian and plastic, or spray a concrete curing…
they really did just sent the variation cost in the post without any pre-phone call explanation. Thats my definition of…
Cornell's Hill, Doreen anybody?
Emmsie, it's nice to hear there are people who know people out where we will be I have since found out one of my friend's sisters will also be in Cornells Hill, moving…
Jul 07, 2009 6:11 pm
Any comments on NBG or DFH?
Thanks Brittany, great advice. Will do, as I wouldn't know anything about the small builders that they use. Cheers.
How long did (is) your build taking
We have a farm, 75 acres so our shed is right next door to our house site! The previous owners lived here and were going to build, but we bought the property and acquired…
Our Courtview Progress!!
We are building at warner lakes too. The canopy stage three, managed to grap a big block- 765 but am a bit worried now as we have a few more blocks surrounding us due…
this is a good question, I'd like to know the answer too!!!
Opinions needed! Stuck on this decision.
Def the portico. We went with one and it makes the entrance look so much grander IMO. It alos adds a lot of height, even though we already have 9 foot ceilings and 25…
Anyone building at Alamanda???
just recently put down a deposit on a lot in stage 10 Alamanda and I'm going through the land contract with my solicitor. As i'm all new to…
Jul 08, 2009 1:06 pm
Variations and Fees Post Contract Signing
hmmm.. you might wanna keep an eye open if your contract DOES say that there is a cost to a variation and your builder is not charging it .. they can send you a $ figure…
Colorbond - Monument
Hi Bel & Ben
We have monument colorbond roof and love it. looks lighter during the day, more blue-ey. we also have monument gutters. downpipes we matched to the brick…
Slab Poured today...not so good?!
I hope everything turns out ok for you.
That looks like a half ar$ed job. Formwork guys need to be shot for being lazy.
All may not be…
Final costs V Original Quote
After your tender, if y ou don't choose to change anything the only thing that could change would be for site costs as that depends on the soil tests.
I feel flattered Hopefully it will live up to the expectation
how many building quotes
We got 3 quotes 2 came in the same the 3rd was $120 000 more with similar spec's so don't fell guilty about shopping around but also with a custom build it important to…
Jul 08, 2009 11:23 pm
This looks great. I haven't had a play with it yet but I will definitely. I've also found some brilliant 3D stuff from Google that blew my mind. I drew the following in…
porch - what to do??
What do you have along the bottom of the door? We have a storm seal (NOT just a weather seal) and on the occasions when the wind blows the rain in under the porch we don't…
We chose Wattyl Flokati for our walls with chalkdust architraves/skirting - same as Vanderlay
Here is a pic with our kitchen.
Flokati isn't really a warm colour like…
Fridge space - Help pls!
I work in electrical retail and I can tell you the biggest frustration when it comes to customers buying fridges is their fridge cavity space…
What would you do?
Hey everyone, good news...it's all sorted. My DH and our SS have spoken today and decided to put the downpipe at the front of the garage (on the left hand side of the…