Building A New House
Fastest builder? (Melbourne)
The June 30th cut off date is for contracts to be signed from what I understand. You should still be entitled to the FHOG. You can apply for the grant yourself at the end…
Jan 23, 2009 8:11 pm
AND now the real test will come in a few days when I ask the builder if he will put up a ceiling rose (that I supply - art deco-ish) and how much he'll charge for that !!!
LDG: Well done on coming in on budget,
I hope we can do this, but with all the extra's
I've added I can't see it happening.
Well done and CONGRATS, what a great…
Top Soil Stolen Now more dramas
Good on ya for going to the police... As silly as it seams, its not until people do take action that things change and action happens!!
thanks buildingadream home. A bit part of the problem we've had so far with them is not them saying they wouldn't be flexible with alterations, but that the're not…
Jan 24, 2009 7:28 am
Quick question about our Master Plans
I am a fan of glass above the doorway. We haven't done it in our house because for some reason it didn't occur to me to talk to DH about it. He doesn't like glass on…
Demolishing home - any recomendations?
Our home was demolished last October. It's not something I would choose to do myself. 1) I wanted the job done quickly (though it wasn't...), 2) I didn't want to injure…
Great - thanks for that Sonya! I think it must be okay for us too, otherwise they would hint that its not worth it to lodge the application.
Hope your pool gets…
M3tricon, Henely, or Simonds ?
My choice was narrowed down to Porter Davis or H3nley. I'll do my homework and see if I could choose the better one.
I'm probably going with the 'Bardot' with Porter…
Jan 25, 2009 8:37 am
grout getting dirty
i always mix acrylic into grout to help prevent staining and mould etc
makes the grout semi gloss finish
seals the grout not only on the surface but all the way the…
Independent Soil Tests
Hi, our contract clearly stated that we would get all monies returned paid as deposit if the site did not meet our…
Jan 25, 2009 10:14 pm
Does SIZE matter?
If you want good resale, the house can't be so extravagant or out of left field that you price yourself out of the market. But in ten years…
Metricon (QLD) Price Rise
The builders maybe trying to maintain their profits. If the number of builds decreases, the obvious (perhaps naive way) to maintain their profits is to increase…
Floorboards for Project home in Sydney
We originally had our kitchen built for a 20mm floor (the boral kind) but changed it to a 40mm kickboard allowance. Our kickboards are built into/on our…
Contract Clauses - Statesman SA
Clause 6.1 items relates to 'force majeur'. Very common in all contracts, not just building contracts. My building contract (not with Statesman) also has…
to conduit or not conduit?
a draw wire sits inside the conduit so that at a later stage when you want to put cables etc down the conduit the cable can be attached to the wire at the top and then…
so fed up!
I agree, but the owner did have those things included in the purchase so they expected them to be there. They were upset when they found out…
Where and what do you get for $170K?
That's the same style home that I've since placed a deposit on. The Victory 1800 with a few modifications including:
* Second bathroom and extended laundry…
What are site costs?
try and find a builder like ours who cover all site costs in the cost of the home. Very handy, as we don't have to stress about future…
PD hopetoun interiors
We went to National Tiles at Port Melb on a weekday (but they may be open on a saturday too) for a browse and then had our appt a couple of weeks later. They have a…
Jan 26, 2009 10:18 pm
Eden Brae OXFORD 23 HELP.......
Will be watching the other replies as i am also building an Oxford 23, but in Spring Farm.
We are adding the 2 squares for $3000 (think it is $3500 with flooring).…
Jan 27, 2009 9:36 am
What do you think of these 2 designs?
Agree with the laundry! For us it must be next to the garage, and have internal access from garage to laundry, so on rainy days or after a beach trip, we can all dump in…
Under bench Microwave - Built with M
We're having an underbench microwave too but after spending christmas holidays at my parents house where they have an underbench microwave, I'm thinking twice about it. My…
Hello , Need Help and Advice
I believe that site leveling has been a part of site costs -- dunno whether standard (included into the base price) or additional (that sum of 12,950)... All builders have…
Jan 27, 2009 3:30 pm
Anyone dealt with VCAT?
Thank you for all the information. I feel more armed n ready now. i will let you know how it goes
Jan 27, 2009 11:55 pm
New Web site for Wisdom Homes
M3tricon need to update their designs for NSW rather than import their Victorian designs.
They've also been done for copyright…
Jan 28, 2009 1:26 pm
Rain Water Tank not filling very well
well thats the problem, ive been watching the water tank entry point for the water to come through when its been raining (not pouring) and there is no water coming out at…
M3tricon at the Ponds
Had a look at M3tricon at the Ponds on the weekend... beautifull homes but "everything" we looked at was an extra... it certainly seemed like "everything."
We had a…
Cosmo / Provincial or Champion homes?
Friends of mine built with Provincial... they had a good experience right from the sales thro to the home being finished... their prices and product look good ... we would…
Put any Structural Changes if you want any first. As it will cost a lot more later to extend or alter. 1st thing I did was take the plan of the house I liked and then…
Jan 28, 2009 7:52 pm
Our builder is doing this for us. Even putting the future shed location on for me.