Building A New House
May 21, 2009 10:13 am
May 21, 2009 10:14 am
May 21, 2009 12:04 pm
Anyone building in the Yarra Valley?
No, we did not have a fire assessment. Our block was about 1.5K from the fires, but we had already started to build before then.
We had a few issues at contract stage but…
Site cut and soil removal
Hmmmmm.... why??? There is no reason the soil test can't be done now. This is a massive risk you are taking. What if the builder then says you…
Position of your hot water system?
KW, You can roughly work out how long it will take hot water to come from the system to each tap... Work out the metrage of the 12mm or 1/2 inch pipe... This is a good…
Front door handles - how high how low
Was reading a simple thread about using ones real name on the forum, and D&SG had a link to this thread...referring to Toronto in NSW (not far away…
Choosing your Brick and Roof colors
We narrowed down our brick selection first with the brick we could afford in the builders range, and then went to Boral who gave us a list of properties that had that…
May 22, 2009 11:16 am
Fencing!!! How do i start??
However, if the land next door isn't sold and is still owned by the developer, check your land contract. Most of them will have a special…
Beebob - should be possible.
The other alternative might be the Manhattan - all the bedrooms have ensuites which would be handy for the in laws.
May 22, 2009 4:57 pm
Please help - which Perth Builder?
Red Ink is Scott Park's new company so if you like one you'd probably like the other.
We went with Gemmill, they had good plans so didn't need to change much at all
Two storey builder
We are building with APG. We are at the stage of bricks going up for the ground floor. Happy so far. They let us to a lot of changes; the internal layout of our house is…
Where did your pets live while building?
We moved into my Father inlaws while our house is being built. We were only meant to be here for 3-4 months. 6 months later and still counting. It looks like it will be…
Queries re The Ponds Wish Gift Card
Looking to build a single storey due to budget constraints. Still deciding on which one to choose - Ultima by Jandson or Melrose by Beechwood.
Face bricks and some feature bricks
Do you want a really honest opinion? Personally I don't like mixed brick. It can look a bit tacky almost. I'm sorry.
Plus, I think the Austral…
May 24, 2009 12:18 am
Weather Board Houses
It will cost less than brick, you can also sell weatherboard houses I think site is goldenages.com so would cost nothing
Building with mcdonald jones
We built twice with them I have listed a rough calender of events for the pre construction process from when our $3000 first payment was made
Week 1 Tender accepted $3000…
Simonds colour selection melbourne
Thanks everyone! I totally changed my mind after going to the gallery and looking around on saturday.
Ive decided to go for a white stone benchtop that turned out to…
New House Roof colour....
Night Sky used to be a glossy black colour which would fade really badly. Monument is the new improved non-glossy version, designed to look good longer!
Insurance for owner supplied items
our builder suggested that have any appiances that we are suppling delivered the day that they are being installed to reduce the risk of…
How bad can site costs get?
so my site cost for the block of land i had in mind ended up being $70K over and that's only estimated. There's probably some rocks there that adds more $$$. Since i…
Which entrance door?
I like A and because there is a lot of glass in both I don't think B would provide much more privacy
Land Stages in new estates?
Early stages do tend to be near high traffic ''entry'' roads into the estate, so i was avoiding them for that reason..... they do the sections seen from main roads/areas…
May 25, 2009 12:52 pm
Letterbox.. Help cant !
I went around on the old Geelong road and after much hunting finally found one.
Its available at Greens nursery (very close to Bunnings) on opposite side. Great…
May 25, 2009 1:47 pm
Here I am...one of those chatty HBC people HELLO
I didn't see your thread earlier - sorry!
I agree with Nicci. Our sales rep was fantastic until we signed and then he…
Who pays? Us or the Builder?
We had to pay a fee to our local council that acts as a "bond" in case any damage is done to the footpath. The fee was about $2,800 and we get about $2,000 back in the…
Slab type in Wyndham Waters
Divya - THanks very much for the information provided! and Congratz on moving in to your new home!
Lee - Regarding Fencing, Michael from Alwood…
Help to choose Render colors!
The colours that Building with Coral 2009 has suggested are what I meant, I just couldn't remember the names. Have a look at these colours as I think they are all…
Games room or Alfresco?
wow looks like I have no choice Alfresco would be 3.91x3.60 but I could make it a bit bigger. Id love bi-folds but I think they would be too expensive if I went through…
Another "comment on this plan" thread
I Love your plan. Have you thought about where you are going to keep your outside rubbish bins and how you will get rubbish out to them. I would suggest if…
May 25, 2009 11:59 pm
colorbond roof drama- advice appreciated!
Go to a supplier with a sample of your brick and other colours and use their bigger samples to play around with. It helped me a lot. Then when I narrowed it down, I went…
Help needed please- Render question!
Plus, our house is one without a display home version and the elevation plans don't really give a goot indicaion of what the front will look like, brick…