Building A New House
Mar 25, 2008 7:06 am
Badly hung doors - how to avoid this
The majority of 'kit' home houses are done with 'pre-hung' door systems - there really isn't any way a door can be screwed on differently without making new holes.
Council amalgamation, Bris - VENT
Jet - Just have a pee on that fire Hydrant - Go on - it will make you feel lot better
I understand the frustrations, but as homereview says, it's not always that…
Our site costs were estimated at $5000 to $8000 then came in at $12000 at tender. 621sm block, M class slab, 0.7m fall. Building with PD.
Opinions on brickwork problems
to be fair our s/s has agreed there are some issues and that they will be recitified, I'm sure the delay is just due to rescheduling of the various trades to…
How long from plastering to handover?
I think there are the efficient ones and the not so efficient ones..
with us site start was early dec. by xmas we had the slab and timber delivered. Bricking has j u s t…
What brick company are you using?
There is also Midland Brick here in WA.
We have a choice of Midland or Austral & we decided on Midland as they had nicer looking 2c…
Electrical location: PP (pic)
Powerpoints are cheap. I would keep all the original locations and add the ones that you've identified. Also, if you are going to put a power point in, make it a double.…
Mar 27, 2008 5:52 pm
We're on our way.....
Well, we called our site supervisor on Monday, and he said he would get it moved. Tonight, I called into the estate on my way home and the guy was actually there loading…
Mar 27, 2008 8:03 pm
our builders charge us $1080 for 40m including shade cloth if required.
Mar 27, 2008 8:38 pm
It Has Begun!
Thanks guys we think its pretty nice out here. I work in Melb so the trip in each day will be fun, but at night I can chill on the balcony with DW and the cherubs and…
Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)
haywgl there is not alot of difference between Linea and Straita and when we were chosing between the two we went back and forth many times before…
Mar 28, 2008 7:41 am
Position on block?
Do people go for security fly screens for sliding doors? Or am I just holding on to my paranoia?
Part paranoia - but a good idea as it…
Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis
Mikita: I am glad there is someone. Do you have a blog or photos posted somewhere?
VJ: I understand why you changed your mind we are stressing a bit now about lack of backyard!
WA Building Disputes Search Engine
Someone forwarded this link to us for the West Australian Building Disputes Tribunal which I thought may be useful.
If you are considering a builder…
SQUEAKY UPPER STOREY FLOORS
Just did 695 screws for "securing" our whole first floor flooring board (5 bedrooms + upper living) during the weekend, although I got a power tool from friend, still got…
Sisilation in roof
Is it a Tiled or Tin roof? If tiled they do put the sisal directly on the trusses or rafters, then they batten on top. There's no other way for a tiled roof. If a tin roof…
******* roof frame?
Definately dont do it like that in Melbourne. I wouldnt feel safe working there.
If it is the standard, "New homes Contract October 2004 of the HIA Members", read schedule 3 "Lock up stage" and the meaning.
It states, "Lock up stage means: the…
Potential Scratched Windows on handover
Go to house on a sunny day before pre handover inspection and note it all down. Then riase the concerns. You will get broken glass, heaps more scratches etc before the end…
You live and learn I suppose...
good to hear you have resolved it
life is one of continual learning .
Good luck with the rest…
Finance at what stage with PD?
If you are building with PD and are a cash customer they also ask you to pay an additional 10% up front which is kept in trust with interest paid. That becomes your final…
Pouring slabs in the rain?
Concrete needs to be somewhat moist to harden. An overcast day and a light drizzle will be better than a 40 degree day. That said, come hail, is probably not the best time.
Hi Everyone, I thought i would post some pics of our pre-plaster stage of our place at pre-plaster stage just to show some comparison with other people's places. (more…
we have prehandover inspection tomorrow
Hi House wow it has been slow for you Our construction started November 20th.
Thanks everyone .Well preinspection went well alot of yellow stickers around the house…
Apr 02, 2008 10:51 pm
When did you give notice?
we are in a difficult position at the moment so I can really relate to this topic. Our current house has settlement on the 20th May, when we agreed to this back…
Apr 03, 2008 5:03 am
Apr 03, 2008 2:44 pm
Building with Porter Davis
Thanks everyone for all your replies and help on saving $$$!
Sorry to hear about your expeiences Mozzie...i hope you finally get ahold of them!
Its so hard because…
bottom of door to floor clearance
It will be to stop air movement - these rooms need to have ventilation, and without the brishg strip air movment would be greater, and the rest of the hosue will be…
What is pre-wire?
Here is a tip for all though.
Ask your supervisor for a site visit post wiring but pre palster, and take a camera with you. I have used my…
House and pool demolition site costs
There are companies out there that will pay you money to dismantle the bricks and cut the house so it can be transported away, to be later sold to some one else.
Apr 06, 2008 9:42 am