Building A New House
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.
Thats a good idea Rachelle
I was just daydreaming about a new wardrobe today and how i would organise the inside
pre-wiring for intercom
same time sparky is gong or r if yu have a specific guy doing phones / data point he can do it
Mar 11, 2009 12:09 am
Mar 11, 2009 12:10 pm
Please help !!! Shocking Site Cost
How did it go eventually, what is the status??
curious to know as i have about 2 m fall on my land as well going to meet the NBG consultants with my quote…
Mar 11, 2009 4:01 pm
Mar 11, 2009 4:05 pm
Help with Footings / cut fill
Hi, dont know if this is any help but our footings bill was around $20,000 (building at Strathalbyn)
They had to cut and fil a little bit.
236 sqm inc. garage and…
Please help me find a house!!
On the Alfresco part you can add it to most plans. we saw it added to the display home model of the version we liked and added it ourselves.
On the garage side, not…
New home (at loggerheads with builder)
Check your contract, because it should be stated thatthe building will comply with the relevant Australian Standards, particularly AS1684....
If this is the case, then…
Mar 11, 2009 11:28 pm
New efficiency rating help???
The cut off has already passed. From 1 March 2009 minimum energy rating for new residential buildings is 5 stars up from 3.5 stars. Energy rating has NOTHING to do with…
First Home Owners Grant
If you're in QLD and not getting your FHOG done through your bank then you dont get paid the FHOG until you submit a handover certificate saying…
135K Site Costs!
A friend of mine is a builder - more the renovation type than new house build. He says if he doesn't like the person or the job he quotes…
Mar 12, 2009 10:40 pm
Cut & Fill
We spoke to a mate that did a run over our block with a laser level for us so that when we go to tender tomorrow we know what the fall is and he said they will pour a…
Mar 12, 2009 11:23 pm
Blinds with Big M
M blinds come from and are installed by Victory Blinds.
I had them installed in our Master Bedroom. I believe that the sales consultant at Ms…
Issue with Porter Davis
Ohhh Penjay you are so lucky. I think you are right back pocket, you can never win with them. Actually $900.00 is too much. I've been shopping aroung the maximum I was…
Mar 13, 2009 3:08 pm
Our builder does not charge any extra for a standard M class slab.
Ours is a H and we are up for an additional $10k. The size is 34.5 sq
I would love for it to be only $3300!!
The builder did sent me a letter after the frame stage and advised to call Telstra. I called Telstra 4 weeks back and thay still havent given…
Mar 13, 2009 5:55 pm
Water tank to toilets?
Our building is giving us 2100ltr slimline water tank with all the connection to 2 cisterns.
Looks like I got a good deal
Valuation after House Construction
I have spoken to the evaluator at my bank, he said that for the final, all they are looking at is that the house is completed according to contract. Even if you house is…
Tender back WOW now what
Be careful with extending your settlement date. If you delay settlement beyond the completion date on the front of the contract, the vendor…
Knock down rebuild & first buyer grant
You will get the $14000 for purchasing an established house and whatever stamp duty concession applies in your state - which you have not listed so cannot help.
House to build - which one
Hi I am in the Gold coast Hinterland, area in Queensland,
I am looking at one story, 3 bedroom, no more, with decks off lounge living areas, which I will include…
Mar 14, 2009 11:41 am
soil test and compaction report
iTalk - Fill here means, soil fill. Its what estate developers do to level the soil while building the estate. If you have a fill which is…