Building A New House
Anyone building with M3tricon
We love the santorini 29 but unfortunately dont think its going to be possible.
We required a rear roller door for access to the backyard for…
Mar 05, 2009 1:34 pm
My first blog..
I had a look, very nice!
Seems like alot of people are building that house. Hope the build goes smoothly. Dont forget to take and upload HEAPS of pictures!!
Installing own insulation
My brother and dad have just finished his (brother's) house to walls and roof, they are renovating an exisiting property of about 12sqs though. It took them a few nights…
W&*dom H- current promotion?
Yes I agree. The costs have changed this year, and perhaps you will be looking at a higher price. Have you asked the housing company if they have the deal? usually they…
Mar 05, 2009 8:52 pm
Best thing you can do is ask the builder for a copy of the the actual tender for the equivalent display home (or something similar). That way you can take the full list…
we were 2 and a half months from first visit to Council approval with Ownit here in Brisbane, and that included the Christmas close down period. Friend of Mine just went…
PD Foxley 29
Thanks gumboots for clearing up my confusion with the floorplan...
I can see why you wanted to make the alfresco bigger, man the original one…
This is a building resource forum, not some sort of advertising campaign. And yes, Kevin has already built his name on the forum, maybe try another site. Its not an…
bargaining for better inclusions
In my experience, if you find a good salesman they can usually pull a few strings. But bargaining something like $5000 worth of upgrades seems to be asking a bit much.…
Deferred Work - Progress Payment Question
On our contract it has each progress payment with the exact figure of what we will be billed (based on our contract amount) aswell as what it is we are paying…
Mar 06, 2009 10:18 pm
Advice required on house plan sketches...
Thankyou for your advice.
Yes, I am not sure what i would do underneath the house. I do see it as valuable storage space and not a waste of the subfloor area. …
Stamp duty payable on an untitled block??
Ok, I think this stuff will vary from state to state but we are in the ACT and it was exactly as principessa stated.
We exchanged contracts on land (only) in Dec 07 and…
Just noticed your questions... our Vic Blue bricks have natural mortar which is "rolled (ironed)". That is the wording on our colour selection.
Can you put a concrete slab on H soil?
Hi good luck with it all i think you can overcome the price of the site costs if you
A) feel good with the builder
B) finance is all well
you may find you have no…
A builder with a display home, but not a website. They need to move into the 20th Century!!!!
And then consider entering this century.
Mar 07, 2009 4:52 pm
building with avjennings...
AVJ... Wow they are as old fashioned as the Austin 7 car... they are the only builder in Sydney that makes the Beechwood plans look good and they have 25yr design ideas…
Really high site costs! Anyone else?
I am sure I read in another thread A.V.J is in debt, and they are hoping to trade their way out because Australia has many more homes to build.
Maybe some padding is…
Ahh ok, plan looks pretty good.
Mar 08, 2009 9:34 am
Mar 08, 2009 8:04 pm
Site Cut Question.
All that should be included in your land contracts - it was in mine for mernda villages
Is this Cost resonable
Yes mostly for Laminates.. im planning to get them done later on... lets c how it goes...
Adding an Alfresco area vs patio
We chose not to include an alfresco addition on our house. PD wanted 4.5k+ to add the fancy roof extension (and the price did not include concrete flooring) but with our…
Powerpoints in the front yard
In my quote was a junction box for the rear of the house for a "just in case" scenario - and the sparky just looked at me and said the…
Camalda Estate South Morang
We looked at Mill Park Lakes, but the blocks available at the time were small, within arms' length of power lines (or right near the massive great…
Tender back fall 1.8m what to do?
I have a smiliar fall at the front and my builder will be doing split level design. The idea behind this is that it lowers the site costs, and gets around council cut and…
Mar 10, 2009 12:58 pm
Plantation site supervisers - BRIS north
sorry but the house we built (castella) turned out really well and we couldnt be happier with it. We had a leak in the alfresco roof but the came out straight away and…
Mar 10, 2009 5:24 pm
Internal switch for garage door?
I had my B&D panel lift door installed recently. Included in the bag with all the installation booklets, remotes etc was what looked like a light switch. I'm assuming that…
Hot Water System for Double Storey
The Rinnai SmartStart sounds like a good idea, however we have been quoted $2500 by the builder for it.
I think we will make do with the Rinnai continuous HWS and that's that.
For me it is all about keeping the insects away (Sydney). And a little bit of cooling during the summer months when needed.
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