Building A New House
NOTICE OF PCI
Bring some basic measuring tools; a good torch, 2 metre straight edge, window packers, carpenters square, small spirit level, inspection mirror, ruler, stepladder, power…
Relocation of Manhole
Happy Friday tanneetan
You are going to need to hire a "Sydney Water Services Co-ordinator". These are designers who are accredited by Sydney water to design and…
In my opinion, and it's only my opinion, I would recommend not to over think this unless you are in an extremely cold or hot climate. ie if you in a coastal…
Compaction test before services?
Building in WA and have now reached construction stage after 10 months of waiting, Thought it would be best to start asking questions throughout the build as the…
When U say Sark every external wall .. do U mean this?
We have started the process of building with AllCastle Homes this year.
We are still pretty early on, having only recently met with the plan presenters and…
Joinery Recommendations - Adelaide
Can't make any recommendations myself, but Metricon use Toser. They did the joinery for our current place (different builder) and quality is fine.
My friend's builder…
May 24, 2021 5:50 pm
Hidden costs and upgrades
My son is building with SA Housing Centre (Hickinbotham Group) in Northern Adelaide. His original base price was $99,000.
First thing to add is always footing provision.…
Looking for a Painter in Perth SOR - any recommendations and how much does it
Cost for a 4x2
May 22, 2021 10:51 am
Exterior brick colour and mortar colour
Not at all. It's your house at the end of the day so chose what you like best. You'll be the one who looks at every day when you come home.
Trends change over time so no…
Brick colour feedback
Not my cup of tea but I certainly wouldn't say they are awful.
If you are in the pre-construction stage you will be able to reach out to Austral who can give you a list…
Loving the large pendant lights, it draws your eye to the kitchen. I've something in mind. Not too sure it will go with alpine mist caeserstone and chalk white cabinets.
Fireplace install after handover
Your biggest problem is that you will be the second builder interfering with first builder's work. It may place you in a position of blame if something goes wrong or at…
Building at Bardia - New Breeze
A lot of them have used colour bond on the corner property but don't know if it's done after getting the OC.
CCTV on a new built house
which builder was it/ Carlisle homes is charging me around 1k for 7 data points and some weather proof enclosures
can you please provide feedback about Nostra homes? how reliable and efficient? kindly provide your honest opinion
GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
Hi yep been in 2yrs now, and yes we have the monument garage door. I don’t think it’s too dark but we do have the shake grey roof. Don’t have any photos on my…
Architect vs Custom Home Builder
This is the exact reason we started our business on the North Shore. There are so many people who know want they want and then spend a ton of money on a design only…
Did you go ahead with Singh Homes? I am also planning to go ahead with them. Any reviews would be helpful
Colorbond Garage Doors
Hi. We're also thinking of doing the same. Did you go ahead with you colour plans? did you get any examples, would love to see
We are currently building with King homes and while it is early days, its been a good experience.
We have seen some builders quote lots of site extras such tiger tails,…
how many "potable" garden taps?
Yeah we added a third and probably should have added a fourth considering it was only $150 to add it in during the build.
We have 2 down the garage side of our house (1…
Hi, we are planning our 34 as well, process is very slow, I went their tile place the other day, we prefer a timber like tile it cost a lot more than $35. Are you doing a KDR?
Walls for BAL FZ
Thanks Chris and Simeon. I am a few weeks away from DA submission and thought that I consider materials before going into DA particular due to FZ. Think I will spend a bit…
May 16, 2021 11:32 am
Dual occupancy - upstairs/downstairs
I would think this would come under a class 2 building not a class 1 (google building clarifications Australia) if you have a foyer with 2 seperate entry points. I know in…
Help! Graffiti on Fresh Driveway!
Currently doing a KDR and builders poured the driveway yesterday, this morning we found that someone had written their name and drew a picture. The concrete is…
To those thinking about building their first home, their forever home, or investment property…. Think twice before picking Rivergum as your builder. Rivergum…