Building A New House
I'm starting to build our dream home
Welcome to the forum!
What sort of house are you planning to build - single or double storey?
How about the size?
Have you been looking at different…
Sep 16, 2008 9:44 am
Which type of opening?
From memory... and this may be wrong.... Helyn and Lorraine both have arches in their new homes.
your memory serves you well!!
Sep 16, 2008 9:47 am
Carnaby Home Design - H3nley Properties
Just to let everyone know that we have now arrange our first new home inspection with the Warranties departement...How EXCITEMENT!!!
Also some info on my issue…
Sep 16, 2008 10:17 am
PD Tiles Selection
We just received a letter from NT that the tiles (Villamanta Smoke) we selected have been discontinued and they have offered us a new tiles (Kimberly Smoke).…
Finally, we have chosen our colors and done other selections.
We opted for the American White Oak timber flooring from the builders. However, for the stairs and hand…
PD Customers - Council approval
Porter davis would not use council for the building permit they would use a private building surveyor, who for volume builders should not take more than 2 weeks for a…
PCV - Microwave Door Cost?
just looked at our contract...and we have the variation:
Provide 2no. approx 700mm wide 2 drawer pot drawer units to the kitchen in lieu of standard double…
New Blog PD Illoura 33
hello fellow Illourian
A month after the contract is not bad at all.
fingers crossed and i have been following your progress through ur thread, you must be…
Austral Melbourne Range
We are building with the Hawthorn bricks but our house hasn't started yet so I don't have pics. Apparently the Hawthorn is a very popular brick
Sliding doors - PD standard locks
We are planning on getting security sliding flywire doors and we will get better security on those. Will have to think of which way our doors slide as well.
Home built by Porter Davies
We're building PD Lifestyle. I'd keep away from Prestige, too many complaints. Lifestyle have a good range and you will get the same quality for a cheaper price. Do not…
Sep 19, 2008 10:54 pm
Black theatre room??
I would not recommend black.. it is way too hard to maintain.
For my theatre room I will be painting walls and ceiling a dark grey and will be having a dark grey…
Independent Inspector and Contract
We plan to use the services of Independent Inspector like Kevin.
Our aim is to withhold payments until defect identified by the inspector is fixed.
Austral Latte Bricks
I was just hoping if someone has used Austral Latte Bricks,
If yes, please post your photos as i want to see how the real end product looks…
It always more relaxed and fun looking at someone else's house as you can focus on the problems...
I remember visiting a Clarendon house, with a huge steel beam been…
PD & big kev
What we did is, we always have a report with detail photos and brief description of the defects (in PDF format so they can't change it!). Every week or so we send this to…
slab too short
cheers Mike - will take some pics next time i'm there - there doesnt appear to be anything done over the last couple of weeks so need to find out
will keep you all updated
Stormwater detention tank
I have actually found out that in the particular part of the estate that I am building I don't need a stormwater detention tank because the developers set it up…
I noticed during construction of our house, that they'd come in and clean the floors fairly regularly. So the floor was clean when the tiles went down, and i'm assuming it…
Sep 22, 2008 3:01 pm
I'm just super careful where the furniture is placed in the second storey.
We are in a two storey at the moment.... DS is 10 but I still make sure the furniture is away…
Sep 22, 2008 9:00 pm
Niche or void
Thanks Wonderland, by the time i will decide finally on bricks, i will count the number of votes on each brick inclusing mine which goes to Blackwood and DH's which goes…
Henley Render Colours
We rendered our H3nly home and l have reciently got the render type as we are building a letter box pillar. The products name is Armawall. It is a Taubmans…
Gosh that's very rude!
sammy, your situation is unfortunate too - it seems you were unlucky to have your neighbour building at the same time as you, if you are in an…
GPO & Data Outlets
When I said place furniture, I meant on the plans.
Certainly make sure the data points are next to a power point. I'm aiming for roughly one double data point for every…
Sep 25, 2008 7:40 am
Our House in Bayside Melbourne
A comment on Glenvill since we have moved in.
We have had a couple of issues - plumbing, stormwater. They and the trades that have visited have been exceptional.
clearing of trees on a slope.
I can't help you with costs as it really depends on so many different things (How many trees, sizes, access, stump grinding etc etc).
I'm in Sydney so can't recommend a building inspector (and we are having trouble finding one!) but I have learnt that you need to make sure…
Building with M
For some reason the forum doesn't let you upload files even though the facility is there.
Take a look in the general discussion forum and there is a sticky…