Building A New House
The 'design wind gust speed' is calculated on the conditions that exist at the time of the building application.
many volume builders…
thankyou Petal & Brittany - sounds like it needs to go - I owe you one. Weez
Demolition permit - $850?
We're building in Ku-ring-gai Council. It cost me $455 to lodge the DA for demolition. The fee is based on the value of the work. I assume it includes all the relevant…
Jun 23, 2008 9:59 pm
Which builder ?
I think choosing a builder is probably the hardest part of the whole process. It is such a massive factor in the whole outcome.
Personally, we asked for references. I…
Jun 24, 2008 12:12 pm
Feature Wall - which color - burgundy?
Very true Mike!
A feature wall is just that………..a feature wall!
Nothing in the room should oppose that wall; everything has to complement it.
Jun 24, 2008 5:34 pm
Rain rain go away... until lockup!
Block is about 10.7m wide, with the main body of the house 6m wide. It is actually a B0utique H0mes Manhattan, but lengthened from the standard 3bdrm house, and with a…
What consitutes mud protection?
Looking through my list of tender cost items, I note that we've been charged about $1200 for 16m x 5m of mud protection.
I always expected mud protection to be in the…
Buy yourself a good quality spirit level ( no less than 1200mm) and take it to the inspection. Put it down near where the frame was propped up. If the slab is way out of…
oh and the other day we saw our street starting to take shape... its looked like paddocks for the last 9 months....i think i saw…
Hi matrix, we are building with Ultimate homes (part of Peter Stannard group). It is part of…
q. regarding inspections
Your builder cannot prevent you from entering your site (or a person authorised by you). The fencing is an OHS…
Jun 27, 2008 12:41 pm
Introducing Myself to my new CSR
Same thing has happened to us (twice!). After the second time, I cracked it, as emails weren't being responded to. The next time the CSR changed (which I knew was going to…
Gas shortage WA
Guess what - I have grey toughened glass on 4 of my windows - however as the slab only went down this week - it should not be a big problem.
base stage to frame stage without payment
Agree that accounts department is by far the most efficient part of our builders. On a Friday afternoon, at 5:20pm, I got an email with the lock up stage payment. On that…
Is the bricks too dark?
thanks everyone for the kind thoughts.
Eager, that is a great photo. I will keep it in mind as they continue with the brick work.
Jun 28, 2008 11:20 am
Hi, no havent built with them but had a look at one of their display homes at Berwick today. Was very impressed with the quality of the display home. One thing that is a…
Jun 28, 2008 8:54 pm
how much does a panel lift cost?
yak chat thanks anyway that link kept freezing on me, and I am a she (Jo)
$650 for single roller
$500 for motorization
"?" for double panel glide
Pantry advice needed!
melamine shelving and shelves across the end, so that the shelves are in a ¬ configuration.
That way they will be stronger and you…
Handover- Urgent Question
I rang the council and they said they do it, but it'll take approx a week depending on the weather. As this is a development I would've thought the builders would have…
I would not use WiFi be it 802.11a/b/g/n simply because its not secure... Most people will…
price of my house
Dembi even gaining another 200mm would make the corner a little less tight. just shave a little off the wir. and make that robe for the person…
plan indicate a cut, but the SS appeared surprised by this.
I've just looked at them again. Im not able to scan anything but as a general idea it…
A friend who works for a large air conditioning supplier gave us quotes (mates rates) for heating and cooling. I have since discovered that the quote for the heating,…
Jul 02, 2008 11:05 am
Need help for internet/paytv setup
i think i should setup the LAN cable for internet and an additional phone point just in case... cannot live without internet... it is one of the most important…
Jul 02, 2008 9:41 pm
doing own flooring.
Great pictures on your site Allan. The end result is fantastic, but the labour involved is huge! You must be very pleased with how it all looks now.
Building new home
Haven't had experience with that type of slab but I'm sure someone on here will have.
I'm building with DFH too. Paperwork can take a while, as I think it does with…
Has anyone built a J@NDSON Astra IV?
Thanks for the warm welcome guys!!
We are close to signing up, just adding stuff to our wish list that could be hard to add later eg. a/c ducting to downstairs,…
Jul 04, 2008 12:43 pm
Commodore Homes in Perth??
Hi, anyone build with Commodore Homes in Perth? What is your experience with them?? I am interested with their Fusion house.
New house in the street
I have been known to be controversial. Life is too short to be timid! Besides I was only going along with the theme.!!
Hopefully you'll get some time to relax…
Jul 06, 2008 9:27 am
Quotes from architect
It cost me $5k for working drawings through draftsman from my sketch design, this was through matrix in qld but I wouldnt recommend them as they dont seem to listen to the…