Building A New House
ANYONE BUILT WTH WISDOM OR CASAVIEW HOMES?
Hi rexie_build, I am sort of new on this forum and just read your postings. Your house sounds lovely.
We are trying to decide if we should build with Wisdom or EBH. We…
Update...what there is of it!
Thanks girls, didn't really think anyone would notice I wasn't around, lol. The computer is being kind to me this morning. All the electricals are done, air cond,…
Even i want to know the answer to this question.
Hopefully someone knows the answer to this.
Also does someone has any idea how much this system…
Architect in melbourne South East
A break down of typical town planning costs and working drawing drawings are usually as follows, keep in mind town planning is seperate process to building permit…
Nov 01, 2008 11:26 pm
Implied easement discussions
that's why in victoria we have legally binding protection works agreements to resolve and avoid such issues. No one can do any works or affect your site without protection…
Nov 02, 2008 9:22 am
Building on a small block
We are meeting with a draftsman tomorrow to discuss the project, i was just wondering what other builders experiences might have been.
Nov 02, 2008 12:16 pm
Nov 02, 2008 12:19 pm
Small Project Builders?
As an architect there are many high quality builders that only do 4 or 5 homes year built to perfection with great attention to detail and service but really depends on…
Nov 02, 2008 8:53 pm
preparing your own site before building
building engineer to overlook work sounds good, at least to get it right. we dont need temporary fencing at our etstate that i do know of- its rural classification.
Boutique/what to do?
Thanks for that - seems like it only happened in September. Doesn't really effect us, as long as it doesn't make the staff uncomfortable about their futures, and become…
At the time of purchase the only thing we had seen was an estate plan, so had no idea of a drop/ditch being there at all. I am sure the…
Nov 03, 2008 9:41 am
Nov 03, 2008 12:39 pm
Hi Southies, as you probably know we used Tyrells for preplaster. We think it was worth it as they pointed out a few things our PCA didn't. It would have cost more (than…
Nov 03, 2008 1:18 pm
Nov 03, 2008 1:27 pm
H Class Soil and Piering allowance
Get an arborist to provide report to the engineer. The tree is over 7m away yet still young tree. The zone of influence will be determined by the arborist, they will…
Nov 03, 2008 7:28 pm
Cost of Building a House
after reading so much horror stories in this forum...what about doing a soil test before purchasing the block of land?
How long for your building approval?
with coral.. they sent it to a private certifier at the sunshine coast.. I was only 23 days including postage back and forth.
Hope you hear soon, I would be ringing them!…
Our builder uses Exin to clad the columns. They also build houses out of Exin (or brick and mortar). Have you any thoughts on a house…
My fiancee said he'd prefer Mernda over Doreen so thats why we have interest in this block but we're not ruling out Doreen.
We want to see whether the owners will…
Colour Roll Call
I thought I'd start a collection of colour selections - if anyone is interested in playing along with me. I found it really hard to work out what goes with what, and I've…
Nov 04, 2008 10:08 pm
Bank advice needed please!!
A verbal promise is just as good.
Tell them you want to speak to their boss ...get names etc etc etc...
then let them tell u the reasons why etc.…
Excuse my ignorance, but there are alot of newish houses that i see where the render has something like water stains, marks…
Building with Dennis Family
Hi there, we are also planning on building the Macquarie. We have just put a deposit down on our land at The Ridge in Doreen and payed $1000 deposit to hold the price on…
Nov 05, 2008 10:27 pm
I have the keys to my new home...
Sorry for the delay. We had neil Gettins, he was great. Got the job done, easy to talk to.
We had a good experience with Statesman, finished 6 weeks…
Nov 05, 2008 10:50 pm
We are building the PD Sandhurst 36 and it cost us an extra $2,101 to go from a standard (cat 1) to a category 3 brick (Austral Bricks color MALT). An extra $657…
Nov 06, 2008 1:11 pm
custom designs builder - Melbourne
You could try New Dimension homes. There was discussion about them in a previous post.
Could you change any of the colours & bricks etc...or did you have to do it exactly as per their list?
Also were the pictures drawings or…
Is Sarking Required?
Sarking is generally required when you are in a fire zone and also with some types of tiles. The flat shingle type you need sarking when your rafter goes over a certain…
Jasper roof - exterior colour?
those two colours are the colours we are using on our house. We have the surfmist roof and are using the Jasper as the render colour with some lighter walls such as…
We are currently building the Lindeman 27 with M and everything is running well at the moment.
The sales consultant was very good, the people at Studio 501 provided good…
Help... Paint Advise needed
Sorry to hear that snistr How different is the colour, ie what does kosciusko pebble look like? Also what colour is your splashback and…
Oh No! Torn between two houses...
Personally, as nice as these plans look, I would never consider building a double storey home without a large shower and bedroom downstairs. From bitter experience you…
Installation of Sound Batts
We had them put in (by the builder, not PD), as they weren't keen on us going on site and actually doing work. Another thing to think about is sound lagging of all your…
Depth of sewer pipes and drainage pipes
I appreciate your reply and thank you. My land frontage is 14m and length is 30m. The easement is 2m at rear and the land has about 400mm fall from back of…
Nov 08, 2008 12:23 am