Building A New House
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…
How to "photoshop" your colour scheme
I downloaded myvirtualhome but I think my system is a bit old to run it effectively ( and I have no idea how to update the drivers) I might give that other one a try (or…
Walk through inspection
OK this might help did a google and hit some info albeit from an American sight but it's a starting point....... am pasting the lot below. Hope that helps Mr Magoo (LOVE…
Where do we stand? HELP please!!
Yes, we were correct about the missing door at the back, and yes, they are rectifying it straight away. Goodo.
We have come to an agreement on the eaves issue. According…
While at the site recently, I noticed that one of the vertical posts has a small dent on it.
It is the last post in a load bearing wall ... Should I be worried about…
Home Outlet for Blinds
Thats amazing, its good you found something you like.
Do let us know whatever you decide.
And maybe some pics on the blinds that you…
not too bad, has anyone done DIY BIR before?
considering some places are charging $1k+ for them, this sounds alright...
Sep 26, 2008 3:25 pm
Heigh of double storey AND councils
Thanks for that info
We just went and submitted our permit application.
As ur brother did we have attached relevant documentation images etc etc
What is the bottom line??????
This is what I don't follow here in sunny Sydney, my designated CSR, is the same one as Southies, although we are far apart on the build timeline (we haven't…
Our Building Journey: Very early days
Thanks Judie! I like the burgundy type colour better than the purple, think we will probably go for something like that for the porch section.
Thanks for the tip Chris…
Changed Builder and its our turn...
We paid deposit and signed first tender in Dec 2007. It is end of Sept of 2008. We haven't got the DA approved yet. My friend goes to Bellmarch with us.…
Sep 28, 2008 12:57 pm
Base Price versus actual cost
I still think they should build to the standard price, if anything it gives the consumer the same starting point to work from rather than working…
Sep 28, 2008 4:34 pm
which software did you buy from this website, as there are many options on this website
Steel frame vs timber
- If you live in a high risk termite area....go steel if you don't then its boils down to preference and there isn't any real differences between…
Really love the hotham brick, It was our first choise until I discovered that my parents in law have that same brick. We have now gone with rattan- pgh.
I think the…
Costs when planning permit is delayed
What happens to the contract prices when planning permits are delayed or we realize that planning permit is required when contracts are ready?
Would love to hear…
Laying Grass before Handover???
I was thinking JUST before handover, like the week before-ish...
I think I will wait till we're given a date for handover, speak to SS then and see if there is…
The fire is a jetmaster 700D, gas with ceramic logs, you can get coals but we liked the look of wood. Fairly realistic. It has 2 fan speeds to pump out the…