Building A New House
Studio 501 Tours
My driveway was a reasonable price with the big M, but I agree about the decking. i di my own and saved about $4k
New home in Point Cook
Hey All, does anyone know at what time does the car spaces in Laverton/Aircraft station get filled up completely in the mornings during weekdays?
Level 1 construction Shock!!!
The grand total for mine comes to $12,330. Prior to sigining the tender I had asked about an estimate of costs and they said 3000-5000. How is it…
Timber Garage Door
we considered a cedar timber door for our double garage. it was from memory about an extra 4 k. I asked about how well they keep their good looks and was told they …
There is a list of standard inclusions on the website. It seems to differ slightly depending on which house you're building. We also bought the special package they had at…
Sep 09, 2008 11:26 pm
Sep 10, 2008 12:13 am
Building inspectors for perth
Thank you, this is very useful information. Apart from anything else (1) they are Perth based and accessible (yay!!!) and (2) they give an indication of prices. I wish…
pd lock up stage
It's so exciting going every few days and seeing changes made. We aren't quite at lock up and I love wandering around the slab saying "here I am, cooking at the bench"…
We were going to build with National in Victoria but after getting their quote (and paying $850 for site soil tests) we were horrified at their site costs.
Custom Private Builder Referral?
I went out onsite today for lunch and had a chat with my partner and one of the builders. Sorry the builders my partner knows seem to only do their own projects. Good luck…
Spray paint all over slab
if you use an adhesive such as optima then it will be fine but it is expensive
maybe look at a powder mastic type adhesive
also kerra bond
cleaning paint if oil base is…
People who have built in Point Cook
Oh, I have a friend who drives up to Altona and leaves his car there.
He said there are lots of parking spaces there along the side streets.
Toilet Drain. Is it OK?
I thought the same! Am not experienced in looking at this sort of thing but don't think you need to be - it should line up
Sep 12, 2008 12:59 am
Brisbane based private builder
I can't sorry. We built in Brisbane 11 years ago with Coral Homes and they were fantastic!!! My parents and a friend also went on to build with them.
Info on APG Homes...PLEASE
ah happyhome that makes sense I think I remember reading about your move in another post now.
Nice to hear good news about a perth builder.
My New Dream Home
How long did it take from start of paper work until site works? Builder has done the soil tests, we're finalizing our selections at 501 and will be meeting…
PD handover help needed
Also building with PD, but not up to that stage either! Good luck - make sure you keep us posted on your progress and the outcome!
Sep 13, 2008 11:11 am
PD People Please :)
Woohoo! Good to hear V
How many R values did they do the external wall insulation too?
Also did you get ceiling insulation too?
Who is Kevin?
By the way, LOVE your username. You are reminding me of that episode of Seinfeld when Pennypacker, Vanderlay and Varnsson are inspecting that apartment...so funny.
comparing building quotes
This is interesting...we went through a few builders to get quotes (estimates based on sketch design) with details on the types of finishes we were after and they all came…
Junk and Disorder - New Home Required
Looks like a great plan, I like the flow of all the rooms and the segregation between formal/ informal living.
I would just recommend that you make sure you have…
Back to the drawing board
We gave ours the chance to make it better and it paid off and like you didn't want to start over again and waste more time. Give them a chance, I am sure they can do it.
BASIX for dummies
So, you have two choices. Do everything exactly as in your current BASIX cert and then make changes after you get th occupancy cert
Do a new…
HELP HELP!!!!! M3trlcon vs banks
We went thru the big M and had no issues with finance. I think that it is unreasonable for the builder to get the permits before signing on the dotted line.
I'm starting to build our dream home
Welcome to the forum!
What sort of house are you planning to build - single or double storey?
How about the size?
Have you been looking at different…
Sep 16, 2008 10:44 am
From memory... and this may be wrong.... Helyn and Lorraine both have arches in their new homes.
your memory serves you well!!
Sep 16, 2008 10:47 am
Carnaby Home Design - H3nley Properties
Just to let everyone know that we have now arrange our first new home inspection with the Warranties departement...How EXCITEMENT!!!
Also some info on my issue…
Sep 16, 2008 11:17 am
PD Tiles Selection
We just received a letter from NT that the tiles (Villamanta Smoke) we selected have been discontinued and they have offered us a new tiles (Kimberly Smoke).…
PD Customers - Council approval
Porter davis would not use council for the building permit they would use a private building surveyor, who for volume builders should not take more than 2 weeks for a…
PCV - Microwave Door Cost?
just looked at our contract...and we have the variation:
Provide 2no. approx 700mm wide 2 drawer pot drawer units to the kitchen in lieu of standard double…
New Blog PD Illoura 33
hello fellow Illourian
A month after the contract is not bad at all.
fingers crossed and i have been following your progress through ur thread, you must be…
Austral Melbourne Range
We are building with the Hawthorn bricks but our house hasn't started yet so I don't have pics. Apparently the Hawthorn is a very popular brick
Sliding doors - PD standard locks
We are planning on getting security sliding flywire doors and we will get better security on those. Will have to think of which way our doors slide as well.