Building A New House
Jan 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Your Allowance List :)
I'm pretty sure your windows would be mostly standard, so list them out (ask builder for approx size) then go somewhere value for money (eg. Spotlight) and collect…
What to do/ Bricks/ partly render
Im not sure on the colour but I assume it would be personal preference. Mind you I dont have great taste and leave these things to the wife. What ever you decide should be…
Pre-handover inspection next week!
No doubt about it, moving suuuucks.
The good thing is, you'll rediscover heaps of things you've forgotten you even have in those unopened boxes. And finally locate a…
Simonds leaving Qld
i actually didnt mind their designs and facades and the
price we got back wasnt too bad.
probably just an excuse due to low sales...maybe
Soil class and site costs
Yeah we are but we thought we'd check with people in these two estates becuase they are all in the same area. Eve being behind The Avenue and Sierra being next…
Watertank On easement
If the authority gives you permission it would be on the basis that you have the tank base structurally designed ie concrete slab bridging the pipe below and have a…
Tiling quote required
Ive been following your progress.. Very exciting.
We are also building the carinya (we havent started yet just waiting on permits etc).
Back to your tiling…
Bargain with Builders?
I have been comparing 'Promotions' and we shortlisted PD and Boutique. With the PD promotions, the value seems pretty good but as everyone says, if comparing, it needs to…
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…
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