Building A New House
Excess soil removal charges
Speak to the person working and offer cash. I have always found it works wonders and is very very cost effective. In todays market there is nothing…
concrete slab waterproofing
You do need a ventilation gap with fan (solar is popular) everyone tells me that
It does look like he has made reasonable provision with a lot of drainage…
Aug 01, 2008 12:07 pm
You did know that a basement is going to very much increase the cost of the build? I know of someone that spent…
Aug 01, 2008 5:38 pm
Plans and Measures
On our plans it says something like..... "dimensions are to internal brick add approx "xxmm" for finished dimensions".
If that wasn't on there, I would have thought it…
Aug 01, 2008 8:17 pm
Comments on Silkwood flooring
It’s basically like any other type of wood flooring.
Silkwood is just the type of timber.
Yes check out a show room, if you see it and are explained to how it…
I checked with a lawyer at work - trespassing is technically when you're on another's property. However, you can only be legally charged…
Aug 02, 2008 8:30 am
Just wanted to put my two cents worth in .
We put down 3K with a builder and then didn't sell our house and had to forfeit the deposit. This made us furious as they…
post contract variations - interior
We've made a few changes post-contract and even some since building has started... A big pain in the bum!! But it did have to be put in writing so it needed to go through…
Garage Door Gaps / Tolerances
Ah right... makes sense now
So it is bowed as if someone was pushing up against it.
I wonder if that is because the opening is too narrow and flexing it outwards?…
Aug 04, 2008 12:52 pm
I am in Melbourne so not much help to you regarding anyone local. I have recently put a pool in via Compass Pools. Not sure if they are in Sydney, but I…
Additional Concrete Charge
Apparently they estimate how much concrete will be required, dependant on certain factors and certain soil types/composition. Then when they actually go out and start…
I had though of using antique white with possibly an almond rocca top and coffee coloured tiles.
Also what are peoples' experience with large…
Porter Davis Blogs/Pictures
We have moved into our new PD home Hamilton 34. Whole building process was pretty good. PD promised to complete few things post handover all paid for. Looks like PD and…
Aug 04, 2008 11:31 pm
Opinions on our facade please....
Thanks for all the comments - looks like grey is the current winner.
Michelle - the light cement sheeting wont actually be as light as that ad will complement the…
Render vs Face Brick
Our price is for render just on the front, if we want face brick instead may save us about $3000. To render the whole house was about another $8000.
A lot of builders…
Do you mind telling us how much your rear retaining walls cost as well as the extra dirt to level. Your block seems to be very similar in slope and size to…
PD Post hand over experience
When we checked with the SS last week, he said it will be all done last week. The sub contractors came and did half of the job and made a excuse delay it more. When I…
Does a deck need antcapping?
Hi, hopefully Ive posted this is the right section, the Building Codes section might be better, but it doesnt seem to get much traffic!
We are owner builders and have a…
Aug 07, 2008 1:58 pm
Problems before building has begun.
Thanks everyone for your honest comments and thoughts, they did give us a small window of time in which to have everything ready for building, which is a bit fairer than…
RANT: How not to do a web site
Thanks for the feedback D@n its appreciated,
your comment about the renovator has been noted and will be addressed
buildersearch is only 5 weeks old and is still in the…
Help - Stainless Splashback
Thanks for the info, i wasn't 100% sure about it but I was sure it wouldn't look right if it would have been attached to the tiles.
We agreed with the SS that the tiles…
Aug 08, 2008 12:56 pm
Aug 08, 2008 5:49 pm
Congratulations on reaching lock-up braveheart. I love your view.
Blog Updated - Site Start
congratulations on the start duminda!
Your little girl looks very happy exploring in the dirt! What a cutie. Can you imagine her excitement when the house starts to go up!
at planning stage - Adelaide SA
Beware of the standard footings included clause. Some people in the know have told me that some in the industry are "a bit dodgy" on…
2 Story price Per Metre
I probably looking at about $1000 per sqm in Brisbane area including floor covering etc. Again it depends on the size of the house and inclusion.
Marriott Waters Site Costs Shock
How much is the deposit?
We are in a similar position - titles registered Sept and hopefully starting in Oct/Nov. We signed our Tender…
kit home costs
Hi we are thinking of demolishing our house & building a kit home, instead of extending. We have came across a 26sq house for $105 000…
Window sealing. Is this an acceptable way to leave the rubber sealing under Aluminium windows (see…
Any ideas of costs per metre for fencing? I was thinking of doing a 2.25m high one and splitting the cost with my neigbour.
I am in Melbourne near Chadstone…
Ok then here is the progress after two days of brick laying