Building A New House
Hamlan Homes anyone??
A friend of mine is about to commence building with them does anyone know of or have any experience of them?
PD Tile Range
I guess I was lucky. Our builder uses Beaumont Tiles, and the tiles I chose for the wet areas are all standard ones, except for the feature tile. My extra cost came in…
Jun 13, 2008 9:32 pm
Rinnai Infinity hot water system
Am I correct in thinking having solar panels connected to a Rinnai Infinity would be a waste?
I was going to choose solar panels rather…
Building Inspection refusal????
crap crap crap crap crap.... there is no clause 51 in our contract. Stops at 44. The joys of being a first time home owner/builder.
Carli*le Ho*es Drama's
Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and I wish I had found it when I was building, it is great!!! Anyways we have built a house with Car@#le and was just wondering if…
How did this all go?
We found out our block has been rated S4 which is one step better ( just) than an M classification.
noisy ducted heating/3month maintence PD
hi Iizzy yes PD fixed the issues in kevins report.
As for the noisy ducted heating issue Vulcan sent someone out to look at it. he fitted foam underneath the unit but…
Jun 15, 2008 10:06 pm
Wide Frontage Home Design
The M'con Denver looks great, only problem is it's too wide. But that style of house would be perfect. That's exactly the type of thing we need so that we can have a…
Jun 16, 2008 1:32 pm
Another thing to keep in mind and check with the council - with it being a corner block - you will normally need a larger than normal side setback on the street side. …
Marshall Baker Homes
We're building a custom home with them in an established area (East Bentleigh). Perhaps they're just not keen on particular areas that might be a bit far away for their…
Jun 16, 2008 9:04 pm
Trafficable Lid to Sewer
hi, haven't got a scanner handy, but I just checked the plans. The driveway is on the left hand side, the sewer junction is just to the right of the driveway.
I had a…
If your builder is *******.....
Their web site still working...http://www.fullbrickhomes.com.au
so probably not out of business yet...
wonder how much they will sue…
Jun 17, 2008 2:41 pm
One of the notes on these plans mention a 'deepened edge beam on the slab due to angle of repose of the exsiting sewer pipe in…
Site clean- How clean is it???
Hey P those pics don't look to bad.
The first one looked like they only had another ute load to take away that had been moved to the footpath so they could say the "Site…
everyone in the house if you are a poor sucker who…
"crossover": please explain
You can easily have it changed so that lines up with you garage. However if you are one fo the poor suckers like me that live in an older area that has the big old square…
Hi Mike long time no speak! Was feeling decidedly unloved that noone replied to my last posting about 2 paks etc so good to hear from you albeit on a different topic!!!! …
Jun 18, 2008 10:29 am
what is a typlical contrat term/days ?
Ours is 196, single storey 30sq. Seems to be two very different standard build times... one at around 190 and the others around 250. I wonder what they do for the extra…
Jun 19, 2008 1:28 pm
anne ,I had to change from blue dusk
we went through my nephew for the aluminium windows and we got such a good deal on them we really had no choice but to use…
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?
Our builder takes a 20% margin. They were up front with the figure before the contract.
I must say, that I think 20% is about right. I would hate to do their job. …
Solid brick - why don't they build them?
KexKez - I posted that link for the bit about getting the sun into the back of living area of the house.
As I say - each to therir own and I don't expect everyone to…
Jun 20, 2008 9:39 pm
FEATURE DOWNPIPES What can be done?
Anne, what do you mean by 'chain'?
A rain chain is an alternative to the downspout component…
Where to from here?
Bought the block of land with plans (drawn by architect) and hold planning permit from council.
No building permit.
Next step is getting quotations to sub-contract. Am…
A private builder will charge between 10 - 12 K a square, but that will include a good deal of things that PD call upgrades!!
If you had very expensive tatse it could…
Jun 23, 2008 9:41 am
I talked to a guy named Joe at BACV and he was pretty helpful when I asked him about building issues my uncle was having.
Jun 23, 2008 2:11 pm
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