Building A New House
Our inspection took about 2 hours. We started from one end and systematically went through all rooms - starting from the roof, down to the floor. Check windows…
Outlook Terrace (Pakenham)
HI Rodda interesting about your comment on Hampton park. it has a stigma. i agree i lived there for 14 yrs and all i had was trouble sorry if i might offend people there…
May 16, 2008 3:04 pm
Building Inspector in Adelaide
I hope all goes well for you but Hick**botham and Sta**man homes are the same company, I have had and heard of many horror stories and some good, It would be wise to have…
I think they are the bargain basement arm of National Builders Group.
Wet Plaster and Insulation
how bad is the gyprock? normaly if that gets too wet it starts to swell and never drys out properly (it's one way of finding leeking pipes in your walls!)
i think Draconis is right about future owners. i remember an issue with one of our back neighbours who hadn't paid his half off, on several of the neighbouring fences.…
Building in Sydney - Updated 18/05/08
Thanks for the kind comments.
It's not surprising that you haven't seen this thread considering I haven't updated for a while so it would have been a few…
We're so far happy with NBG - or more so the builder they assigned us. We did do a huge amount of changes to the floor plan and they didn't seem to charge for just…
Kit homes .
I'm looking for anyone who has built a kit home specifically in the Hervey Bay area.We have started looking seriously now and wanted some opinions of those making…
FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS
One tip I can give you is ......Dont put them in wet areas...including the kitchen.
Reason, if you have a major water spill i.e. a flood of water from the dishwasher,…
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Custom Home Builders in Sydney
That's me, but they have not actually built anything yet:) Our cost per sq metre remains to be seen, but estimated somewhere round $1700. But, that includes everything…
PD tile upgrades anyone??
You can go to National Tiles at Port Melbourne on Saturday mornings and browse before your appt. I was there last Saturday making yet another change. I've…
Building on stumps.
Luke, yep that was the quote. As I said all the builders we spoke to were around this magical figure - hence we are hoping like crazy that the drop edge slab will be…
May 20, 2008 11:51 am
Advise on Erecting a new fence
We are also about to build with PD...
We had been to another PD home which is being built and this house has its garage on the boundary...
sorry ours was a hamilton 29mk11 from 0rbit, looking at your photos you must be in the blue ridge estate, we have bought in huntly view estate.
I bought an off the plan property at CS last year with the developer there. The house is expecting to be finished building in June which now it already in lock up stage …
PD standard Termite Protection
I think they do something? under the slab. The piping you need to add goes all the way round the edge of the slab - so needs to in before your driveway etc. So this can…
May 21, 2008 2:14 pm
Gas Metre installation and PD
Pretty sure that when we signed the contract, we also signed paperwork for gas connection. Hmmm. I'll have to dig it our now!
Congrats Ray - awesome to be in your own place. Time to change your siggy, update the blog and show us some photos. Perhaps once you are off dial up...
Displays in Melbourne
our land is in golden grove!
its actually narre warren SOUTH, so that might be the problem. also, its is golden grove DRIVE and you can enter via glasscocks road…
I feel very sorry for them!
I’m more than happy for you….yes it’s a tough one.
But remember, none of it is your fault, so you really need to enjoy your…
May 22, 2008 10:31 pm
With the quotes, just make sure that you have it in writing or an email from the office. Our sales guy quoted $187 to extend the mirror over bath but office said it was…
Where do PD get their Render colours from?
We had the same problem - looked everywhere before our colour selection but no on ehad heard of it. At Hopetoun Interiors they have a board with about 10 -12 samples on it…
Questions for your builder.
HINT everyone………….if you want a good job done or a job done fast……….a slab of beer is a great tool of bribery!…
Best value for money house
Depends what you value for your money.
We personally value a builder who is flexible and can pull together a modern design that suits our lifestyle more than a great…
Question for tender appointment
Our tender appt covered floor plan and structural changes only (like ceiling height, moving windows etc) but not actual selections.
One thing I got caught out on was…
May 24, 2008 6:03 pm
Package houses - environmentally friendly?
I think the idea of an eco friendly house appeals to alot of people - for one thing it reduces your power, water & gas bills which anyone would want. The problem is if…
BTW, yeah, grout will be cured. Normally takes about 10 to 14 days.
Steel Frame Price
Owner Building in Brisbane...
Timber Non Treated - $15k
Timber Treated $19k
Steel - $65k...
Guess which I'll be going with!
And steel is going up 21% on 1 june...
At one stage we were thinking of using them to build a new house (end of last year).....the Melburnian.
They seem to use high quality fittings and their display home…
May 26, 2008 10:46 pm