Building A New House
Oh well we'll definetly have to try the other pub next time we are there.
Yea we will have to catch up.... Might even bump into you staring at your dirt or tree if you…
Bricks and Windows...any advice?
watching the building go up across from my, like ed says it looks pretty normal, they just sit the windows in the area with some loosely held…
Eden Brae - The Process
Getting this topic back on track, I stumbled upon a page at the Eden Brae website which documents the Procedure of Purchase, Construction, and Warranty.
"provisions" in contract
I put provisional costs on as many items as possible. Tend to over estimate a bit and cover it all in your loan approval, then it's a plus minus variation to the builders…
Fowler homes or Jandson homes?
Fowler Homes look interesting ...we have just received our brochures/DVD from McDonald Jones Homes today... they have similar ideas to Fowler... they look…
Ed, that is a very good idea. It might just work. I take your point about no one being around to sue. I will see what council says - we may well have to modify anyway but…
M3etricons Lindeman 27
It is smaller than the 27 coz it is an 'L' shape. We think it is ample, but have been living in a very small place. There are only two of us moving in. Even if you have…
Feb 11, 2009 9:42 am
Help review my plan ideas
Hi ozkarnak, one suggestion I would make:
arrange the lounge in such a way that you can see the TV from the kitchen!
Perhaps have it in the top right corner?
Feb 11, 2009 5:00 pm
Land Contract - Hazardous Waste?
Did you receive a copy of an EPA certificate along with your contract?
If not, you could contact the EPA to see whether they have any record of…
Feb 12, 2009 8:01 am
Copywrite for floorplans
On a similar topic - are there any good sites with free house plans?
Before anyone laughs at the thought of anyone doing this for free - I've been involved with free…
Wincrest meeting today
All the customer who are complained of "shoddy" work of wincrest, I think that these complaints can be made of all building companies, not just…
Project homes or own designed homes?
In my case it was definitely better getting quotes and selecting my own builder. I actually believe I also got a better price than a volume builder, had no hassles at all…
DFH - should we go ahead with it?
we're in the process of building with DFH in Rose Grange and i can't fault them. we delt with the sales consultant until construction started and then we started…
i am coming around more and more to the style - it will make it stand out and yet retain the smooth face chocolate brick look i love. Plus hubby will be happy if we can…
pd lining board facade
the side ones are ok on ours bottom needs something??
hey what front windows do you have? are they refective??
We have decided to do tiling and carpet after handover. We didn't want to be restricted by the range of tiles offered by the builder. We also didn't trust their tradesmen…
Living in a steel frame house
Thanks for the replies.
Ed & Helyn - Do you personally like/recommend steel frame house over timber frame house?…
Feb 13, 2009 9:41 am
We are building with EBH in NR - . We just received our DA last week. We lodged in Nov. Checked out your blogsite....yep...pretty much what we went through.
PM me if…
Building costs through Porter Davis
Colour selection is where you can spend extra $$, but you don't have to if you're careful.
PD packages for a specific estate definitely should meet estate guidelines so…
Building with EBH - How to Prepare
agree with Southies, you need to choose your battle, last thing you want is to get trapped in every day issues.
EB is a good builder and the best approach depending on…
fees and charges
Your state government should have a website with stamp duty calculators.
Assuming you're borrowing money to buy your property, your bank will have to pay your title…
Ponds or Nelson Ridge
- The Hills area I believe is more suitable to raise a family. A work mate of mine lives in Merryland and their children get bullied in school…
Certificate of Occupancy
Hey kumar, not sure what you mean by full kitchen fitout. If you mean just the stove, oven, rangehood etc then yes. they will issue.
Feb 14, 2009 11:39 am
Removing the pillar between doors?
Aww Jo, that's not very good news. Yea, seems like you're not having very good luck with building so far! I hope once all this paperwork stage is over and done with, and…
H3rmitage homes anybody??
I dont have any experiences with any of the builders, but I know alot of people on this forum are building wth PD, so you should get alot of insight when reading their…
extra cost on slab class H
the contract did not mentioned specific site cost; however temporary fencing was included in contract price and soil & rock removal have separate charges. There is no…
easement over the property
We applied to City West Water to build a retaining wall on our easement and it wasn't a problem. We eventually plan to pave there as well. It does say in the…
Pouring Concrete slab-rain delays
my parents are waiting to have there slab poured for there house.the concreter will not pour in the wet we just had a garage build and the concerte would not do it in the…