Building A New House
Footing cost increase while digging
4k is a cost of extra 5-6 days of excavation depending on the machine he is planning to use.
Ask him how many extra days he things it will take him to excavate because of…
Thornhill park - Rockbank
I also bought in Thornhill Park at Stage 21.
The developers are reluctant to tell me anything besides the fact that they estimate it to be titled and ready by…
Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
I'll be watching also, looks great. I'm going through a building broker in Perth and will post once we get started. 4x2 with theatre and double glazing.
Jan 26, 2019 12:20 am
M class soil/clay and drainage
Thanks for the references Doozer, I'll get in touch with them. I'm trying to save on site works and am still getting quotes through a building broker at the moment,…
Jan 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Bathroom water proofing.
For anyone interested.
The following link explained it the best I reckon.
Water proofing around cabinet is definitely not ideal but seems to be an acceptable standard. I…
Jan 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Merricks 45 with Metricon
My island bench size is 310 x 135 (Silestone Ariel). And I insisted it to be a single piece without joins. On the final plans it was mentioned - Continuous Jumbo Slap…
Jan 25, 2019 1:58 pm
New Build Questions
I'm in very early stages of researching the possibility of building a new home..
I've been in contact with wisdom homes and they have so far been helpful in…
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?
As the Building expert stated, builder margin is confidential to the builder, although it will be disclosed in variations, PC and PS items. Do not assume that the margin…
Building with Wisdom Homes
Yes we checked and the shadow line is Empire Oak. We had so many appointments that day including the kitchen - it’s all just one big blur now 😂
GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
We have one plan we are looking at and I’m trying to modify that into the Mountain view, don’t understand why they can’t just give Victoria the plans too!…
Looks like our skirting is higher than some of our square set windows. To me leaving the skirtings like this looks unfinished and ugly. Any ideas on how to rectify this…
Finally decided to create a post for my new build
Building in Adelaide
Builder - Metro Property
Jan 23, 2019 9:07 pm
20A Nelson road Box Hill
Hi calling everyone who’ve bought any lot in 20A Nelson road, Box Hill NSW. This is also called Nelson road Estate which is being marketed by RayWhite Castle Hill and…
Demo on a SLOPEY BLOCK
I would like to demo my old house, but it's on a slopey block in Oyster Bay... Not the best access either!
Do you have recommendations or suggestions on who not to…
Our Bordeaux 56 Build in Sydney
Thanks for this.
Yes I have these off the website, but I noticed someone in the thread was starting a 56A build.
I am looking at building the 56A in Brisbane. My…
Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am
Building with Hudson Homes
After starting our process with Hudson's in July 2018 we were very excited to get started. With a delay in the registration of our land final contract was signed Jan 2018.…
JG King Homes Colour Selection
Anyone who has or are building through JG king Homes.
What are their standard colour choices like?
Do they have much of a range. Did you upgrade?
It’s very difficult to provide any help, when there is no context to the question. To get an opinion, you need to provide a picture of the facade, colour of windows,…
It's been seven months since fairheaven started our house but still didn't finish the brick work. Feeling so disappointed why they are working so slow. Most of the time…
Probably like most people he’s, they saw their daughterisplay home. Not sure anyone would choose a builder just via google!
GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
I’d love to follow your thread as we are keen on this design/floorplan also. You mentioned you’d put the link in but I can’t seem to find it anywhere??
Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?
I know it’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s definitely the pod. You can when see indentations from where things have bumped it. Sounds like it’s definitely…
Jan 21, 2019 7:29 am
New Home on Block with 2.5m fall
We bit the bullet and bought the block, convenience and location was ideal for our circumstances. Now to work with the land and find a builder to help build our home.…
Jan 21, 2019 5:08 am
Building at Bardia - New Breeze
Just ask your solicitor to rescind current contract and begin a new one (exchange). Not the sales team, they won’t help you.
Jan 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Up close the bricks are shocking. Espresso colour and most are chipped exposing bright orange underneath. I have emailed my SS about both issues and will update this post following
Chipped PGH Bricks
I'm currently having the same problem with espresso bricks being chipped. Did anyone get this resolved?
Aspire Designer Homes
I'm so sorry, I don't know why I'm not getting notifications of these replies?! Well, we're still not in. I will admit that a few weeks were due to contractors…