Building A New House
Niche or void
Thanks Wonderland, by the time i will decide finally on bricks, i will count the number of votes on each brick inclusing mine which goes to Blackwood and DH's which goes…
Henley Render Colours
We rendered our H3nly home and l have reciently got the render type as we are building a letter box pillar. The products name is Armawall. It is a Taubmans…
Gosh that's very rude!
sammy, your situation is unfortunate too - it seems you were unlucky to have your neighbour building at the same time as you, if you are in an…
GPO & Data Outlets
When I said place furniture, I meant on the plans.
Certainly make sure the data points are next to a power point. I'm aiming for roughly one double data point for every…
Sep 25, 2008 8:40 am
Our House in Bayside Melbourne
A comment on Glenvill since we have moved in.
We have had a couple of issues - plumbing, stormwater. They and the trades that have visited have been exceptional.
clearing of trees on a slope.
I can't help you with costs as it really depends on so many different things (How many trees, sizes, access, stump grinding etc etc).
Building with M
For some reason the forum doesn't let you upload files even though the facility is there.
Take a look in the general discussion forum and there is a sticky…
How to "photoshop" your colour scheme
I downloaded myvirtualhome but I think my system is a bit old to run it effectively ( and I have no idea how to update the drivers) I might give that other one a try (or…
Walk through inspection
OK this might help did a google and hit some info albeit from an American sight but it's a starting point....... am pasting the lot below. Hope that helps Mr Magoo (LOVE…
Where do we stand? HELP please!!
Yes, we were correct about the missing door at the back, and yes, they are rectifying it straight away. Goodo.
We have come to an agreement on the eaves issue. According…
Home Outlet for Blinds
Thats amazing, its good you found something you like.
Do let us know whatever you decide.
And maybe some pics on the blinds that you…
Heigh of double storey AND councils
Thanks for that info
We just went and submitted our permit application.
As ur brother did we have attached relevant documentation images etc etc
What is the bottom line??????
This is what I don't follow here in sunny Sydney, my designated CSR, is the same one as Southies, although we are far apart on the build timeline (we haven't…
Our Building Journey: Very early days
Thanks Judie! I like the burgundy type colour better than the purple, think we will probably go for something like that for the porch section.
Thanks for the tip Chris…
Changed Builder and its our turn...
We paid deposit and signed first tender in Dec 2007. It is end of Sept of 2008. We haven't got the DA approved yet. My friend goes to Bellmarch with us.…
Sep 28, 2008 1:57 pm
Base Price versus actual cost
I still think they should build to the standard price, if anything it gives the consumer the same starting point to work from rather than working…
Sep 28, 2008 5:34 pm
which software did you buy from this website, as there are many options on this website
Steel frame vs timber
- If you live in a high risk termite area....go steel if you don't then its boils down to preference and there isn't any real differences between…
Really love the hotham brick, It was our first choise until I discovered that my parents in law have that same brick. We have now gone with rattan- pgh.
I think the…
Laying Grass before Handover???
I was thinking JUST before handover, like the week before-ish...
I think I will wait till we're given a date for handover, speak to SS then and see if there is…
The fire is a jetmaster 700D, gas with ceramic logs, you can get coals but we liked the look of wood. Fairly realistic. It has 2 fan speeds to pump out the…
What are site costs
When you say 'site costs', I assume that you mean preliminaries. Preliminaries are the supporting features in a building estimate or quotation in order to run the project.…
PD Price Capping
We were charged a total of 11K by PD to move from Sep 07 start to June 08 start.
I think they charge 1K each month for the initial 4 - 5 months and after that it goes up…
Good building experiences
I had a great build with the Big M, times were good, apart from teh contract lady allw e spoke to where fantastic and honest.
M3tricon and Termite Protection
Just a little catch to the warranty and company M used.
We have been in our house now for 2 yrs in December. The system needs to be reprimed after the first 12 months,…
Our Dream House
Hi Sophiebear, I said the same thing, how I could have used this site a year ago, nice house you have there.
Site costs for PD - Queenstown
I am just wondering what people experiences with PD have been in terms
of site costs for PD's homes. I have been told by PD to expect a $10,000
What happens at handover?
Ours took 15 minutes.
Conversation went something like this:
PD: "Do you have the final cheque"
Us: Yes, here it is
PD CSS leaves for 10 minutes and comes…
Oct 01, 2008 3:24 pm
How long does it take to build?
it took us 7 months (incl. x-mas holidays) to do all the initial preparations with our builder being 'H', that's colour selection, tenders, getting developer and…
My two cents worth:
Drafting a house is usually done in 3 steps;
1. Development Approval stage (DA), architectural drawings prepared to…
Final Inspection...are lights allowed?
You can look for defects using aircraft lights and a microscope. However, when it comes time to classifying it as a defect or not, normal lighting and normal viewing…
Oct 02, 2008 12:51 am
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