Building A New House
quoted time vs actual time
I think, as far as the contracted time goes, my builder has until the end of July to finish, but they'll be finished on Friday .
As far as timelines given by site…
This is a really nice house and designed with a big balcony and alresco to enjoy the view. Spectacular!
I know you love photos...
I notice you are moving this weekend as well
Good luck with the move, and dont forget moving pics
May 14, 2008 9:26 am
How long can contract signing be delayed?
Thanks all really very excited.
Colleen - I am sure I will change my mind dozens of times. I do have a pretty fixed idea on a colour scheme but having no experience…
Thanks SFSG and DeeElle for the tips.
Yep, we also believe we'd get better quality and a more personalized service with a boutique builder. We think these 2 are very…
we paid $8800 for an approx 13 square 3 bdrm post-war home including asbestos removal - not sure exactly how much asbestos though - it was never an issue for our people.
Thanks for your input.
IF we do it after handover, it would be around $12K-$14k only. Still very costly, but cheaper than the builder's…
Garage of PD Cremorne
We asked if we could have the internal walls of our garage - Cremorne 41 - bricked and were advised by our CSC that no, they had to be plastered. Then at tender we asked…
Will definatly be starting a blog - when we get some land!!
We had what i thought was a certainty until yesterday when I read Snsitr's post about side setbacks and PD's…
Marshall Baker Homes
We've got scaffold, a messy site and bricks not cleaned yet. Will do an outside pic when things are more tidy.
Estimated time for each trade on site
Its going to be a big house…I guess with some of the trades time will be determined by the amount of content for them. Obviously some houses have more of this and less…
we recently signed a contract with them & that 'customer guarantee" page was actually bound with the contract. We wanted to have the phrase relating to the…
In our case it wasn't a low doc loan, as we only borrowed 60%, which the bank was happy to do without proof of income. But yes, a low doc will do…
Cracks in slab
The only question in my mind is to make sure the builder does actually spray the slab with curing oil! My experience is that in the housing…
Alarm pad location?
Just had the alarm installed today for the new place.
Keypad is by the the internal door to the garage, but unlikely to use it as the key fob activates and…
May 16, 2008 1:04 am
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 4:04 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…
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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 12:51 pm
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 3:14 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…