Building A New House
Building in Brisbane area
Take heart Jersey, if you think it's hard going through this process from another state, try doing it from another country. We live in Hong Kong and last July had exactly…
Statesman Homes SA
We are building with Statesman, and have been really happy so far. Originally signed with them in march 2007, but our land took longer to develop than…
Aug 22, 2008 1:55 pm
Steel frame in Adelaide
Id like to add 2 cents worth here, if I may.
1)Steel is good, probably more expensive, but well worth the initial outlay (no more termite worries). Very strong and…
Lock up?? Or not?
Thanks all - an update. I did pay the stage payment. In hindsight, I should have held out for the additional bits of roof to go on, as this took quite a while. However,…
AVjennings has finally started in Canberra
They have already started building 25 houses in Canberra. It's good.
I want to have a look on their homes…
My floor plans
I'm of the same opion re the 3 way bathroom.
Particularly on a large block and large house, it will impact on the feel of the house. While youa re there and when you…
Heat pump water heater
50dbi is like a normal voice level.
Solar is much quieter and lots cheaper to run.
Here is an article on how heat pumps work -…
External Colour Sceme
That’s great…..glade to help, and very glade DH has seen something similar, it always helps to see things!!
Busy site supervisor
We are currently doing our reserch into a builder in Melb called New Dimension and their SS tels me he looks after 20 -30 at one time and all over Melb and down to…
soil and slab types
Soil types are A,S,M,H1,H2,E1,E2,P
P is for a problem site , there can numerous things that determine what the P is actually for , trees,uncontrolled fill, unsually high…
Stanthorpe 33 and Dennis Family Homes
Novice builder I am thinking that maybe you could take your architectually designed plans to an independant builder who could help you adjust the price of building so you…
Where do I start?
Thanks for your replies.
Our new home we aren't going to make to much money. After fees for selling we'll prob come out with about $20,000.
Our budget for building…
Changing internal door to sliding cavity
You don't need a second wall though you will need to remove the gyprock from at least one side of the wall. You will need to know you stud size before ordering (70mm or…
Thanks Nicola, have checked out your study thread - very helpful ! Will use your ideas for inspiration
I've heard of Council knocking back permission for a second driveway in an area where street parking was in short supply as it took away a public car spot. ???
S-type flashing to garage??
if you don't mind, how much did they charged you for the s-flashing ?
Can we get around this somehow?? hmm.. I wonder..
Woods Submerged in Water
Thank God I heard good news from our builder. They rang me and advised that roof tiles will be delivered on Thursday, finished the roof by Tuesday next week and it will be…
NEED Yr expertise - time frame for build
Well we're building a single storey home so that should help but looking at other peoples blogs of the process I'm seriously doubting it will be finished by Xmas
Sliding Door or Bi-Fold Doors?
Thanks for the feedback all. We are now looking at having internal bi-folds as we think it may be a bit difficult installing sliding doors after wall/plaster is completed.
Our new house in the country...
Thanks Bel, Steve & Toni we are really happy with how the Sydney Blue Gum has come up!
& yes, we are having the murray red splash
Post Contract Variation
ohh crappy....do u have a door in the rumpus to access the alfresco already? We've got two sets of sliding doors instead of bi folds cos finacee didnt like the…
Anyone built with Grandville Homes?
My fiance's parents are building with Grandville in Sunbury. They are meant to be a luxury home builder. They only build a handful of homes a year (low volume),…
Aug 27, 2008 5:12 pm
New...ish house in Toowoomba!
Ok people if you have been following this thread I've now moved it all t othe Owner Builder Forum where I think it's a little more appropriate. So if you still wish to…
Fowler & Sarpel Homes
We have just purchased land in Sydney and we are looking at who to build with. We are down to three designs that we like and they are from Eden Brae, Fowler…
Aug 29, 2008 12:43 pm
Do this at your own risk, as technically you shouldn't enter the house before hand over. Be careful not to hurt yourself, otherwise.......
To check your ceiling at…
Even if the stormwater was 'to be done by owner', the layout & discharge should have been included on the submitted drawings. The builder would know this or at least who…
Eden Brae contract
Southies, yes we have seen the "standard electrical plan" they gave me one to have a look at tender stage but the one in the contract is…
Building with CH in Melbourne
I think the owner of Carlisle Homes might have a little something to say about that now!
He was / is not a big fan of my blog and made it…
Are we mad going with Clarendon?
A big thank you to everyone. Thank goodness for sites like this where real stories are told with no razzle dazzle thrown in.
We've decided to go elsewhere, too many…
Concrete tiles to Colorbond roofing
We paid $2000 to upgrade to Colorbond. Not sure about insulation, but one advantage is that it's lighter than tiles so doesn't place as much stress on the frame.
Another example (but this is crazy WA pricing)
If we get the builder to paint our house internally......just our walls......(ceilings,doors and door frames are included…
Help needed from my homies!!! PD querie
I also changed from 2 banks of 2 pot drawers to the 2 banks of 3 pot drawers so it can definatly be done. I was charged $788 for this - we didn't get pot drawers in our…
Fairmont Homes Adelaide
Nope. We're building with Sterling Homes. Very slow, very unorganised. Not sure whether all builders are like that, but it's so frustrating!