Building A New House
Jul 14, 2008 12:40 pm
Doing own electrical with H3nley
For downstairs, have your volume builder install fixed baton points where your downlights are going to go. then your riends can change them for downlights alter.
Jul 15, 2008 3:56 pm
Downilight covers in roof
If your insulation is of the blow in paper type i would strogly recommend using covers, no matter how fire retardant the manufacturers claim their product to be tests have…
Small (250 mm) eaves, is that too small
Chloe I agree with you. From what you have described it is not a Small Lot under the Redlands Planning Scheme.
"Small Lot House: Means the use of premises…
Jul 16, 2008 10:21 pm
UniQ homes in SA
Can anyone comment on building with UniQ homes in SA, from a quality, service and price perspective ?
I have seen a few of their signs at construction sites around…
Jul 17, 2008 10:44 pm
Thanks to do list for your reply. actually have the 3month maintenance coming up this Monday will point out the issue to them.
Jul 18, 2008 11:18 pm
Jul 19, 2008 3:59 am
The race is on!!!
I just did my morning blog check and saw your "picture"
Again, Congratulations!!!! You must be rapt.
B&P, you won't be far off. Nearly there
Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD
We have recently got our Brisbane City Councils approvals through - all approved!
Our estate stated we needed to be 1.5 metres from all boundaries, with a 6 metre…
Jul 20, 2008 12:13 pm
Re-routing grey water????
Oznow - It's best to filter the water before you put it into a hose.
There are commercial options around or you could even use an old stocking .
Filtering it stops the…
Jul 20, 2008 4:05 pm
For TDL or any other engineery types.
Mmmm , Beginning to think I may follow Eager's lead on this and pull pin on the whole thing and revert to standard which is nothing out there at all.
I think they may…
Jul 20, 2008 5:47 pm
M3tric0n & Hebel
Yes me again. No personal experience. If you can't get any feedback from anyone, why don't you head around to the older displays that used Hebel. M or any…
Jul 20, 2008 6:22 pm
Underfloor or hydronic heating
We are having the panels. The size of the panel unit/s is determined by the room size and window size. So we have a range of sizes. To give you an idea our…
Carlisle Homes...it continues
Only 6 months! I still have a couple of maintenance jobs to be completed, one of which is quite a big job & I've just past the 12 month mark with C.H.
Cost of Render Facade?
Thanks for the feedback guys. Might see if I can find a reliable tradie in the area to get it done after handover. Looks great and completes the house facade - but is pricey.
Rehau plastic plumbing
Its meant to be good, but at the end o fthe day I don't think its much cheaper. What you save in piping you end up paying dor all of the proprietry fittings.
Jul 22, 2008 1:07 am
Update and possible problems
regarding the wet slab, may be check for a leak somewhere? Do you have a photo? If it's from somewhere underground then you could have a bigger problem...
If it still…
help with budgeting
What is the standard kitchen and bathroom package like? You may want to upgrade the benchtops now - it could be tricky to do later.
When it comes to extra costs - our…
Lightweight & Render vs Brick
i would be cautious of having colour mixed in to your render. its easy to pick out areas that are a few shades off, especially if some bits need touching up.
custom design bulider in Melbourne
We are doing the same research, just that we are now debating whether to go with a builder designer or architect. These are a few. They all should be able to help you with…
Jul 23, 2008 8:31 am
Opinions on ensuite/WIR plans?
This will make it hard for a towell rail and the toilet roll holder.
I put in a slider in the ensuite and now wish I hadn't.
Oh, come on now...
Poor adlse - I couldn't bare the waiting another four weeks and I'd just go the tree planting. Compensation would be good - but don't get your hopes set on it.
Hebel vs Blueboard vs Brick?
Rob, As per above, consider foam and concrete. There will be a house open in Adelaide on Sustainable house day that has used this technology. Owned and designed by a…
You know what I'm going to say - Post pics - then we can suggest
Jul 24, 2008 5:03 pm
Just bought a land = convancing?
Glad your worries were resolved. I know it can be a bit daunting at first!
If you're like a lot of us, you're doing this for the first time and there is A LOT of…
Jul 24, 2008 10:06 pm
more progress pics!
I will fix the camera saturday and next week post photos of our bagged garage,sparky stuff,new brick walls, and external doors...yay
paula ...the roof was a long winded…
Jul 24, 2008 10:35 pm
Tree Root Barrier
Thank you so much for your prompt replies, all extremely informative and really appreciated!
I did forget to mention that because of our sloping block we will not be…