Building A New House
We'll follow your journey from start to finish..
We just started today.......... so very happy just like you!
Opinion on house orientation please.
I like the crescent driveway if the block is big enough - check with the council first though. Some councils don't like you to have two crossovers, and will ask you to…
Should I clean?
Why do you care if there's dust in your wall cavities?
There's probably a body under your kitchen bench, but unless you looked you wouldn't know.
Just get in with a…
im not happy
Got the black and decker one with the laser level built in. It's great!
And it even tells you where there are…
No ant, you are fine. Thanks anyway.
I appreciate your concern 3XB, the thread has since been re-instated. Please refer my post for a bit of an…
Dec 07, 2007 10:22 pm
Pootle - was I glad to read your post - for a moment I felt very ripped off. We could get the builders to do it for $5500 or we could do it ourselves - but it had to be a…
Final Plans - let us know what you think
I'd make sure the bed 2 and home theatre has good Sound insulation so the dining and kitchen noises do not spear out to or from the other rooms.
Bed 2 is most likely…
Choosing a house designer
TDD - I'd use rerob1's advice.
I used to sell autocad software and was part of the CAD user group and meeting a few drafties and architects over a few beers and…
Anyone build with W!$dom in Sydney?
We have chosen one of their designs to build at the New Rouse Hill.
Both David and Domenic have great customer service and I think thats what got us back out…
Any experience with Grollo Homes ?
I had a design in my head that I wanted and went to GJ Gardner, they designed the house that I wanted and didn't charge a thing. There quality was really good and they…
Dec 09, 2007 10:51 pm
Started working outside
Wow - you have a decent amount of space, and your work cut our for you for the next 12 months I'd say!
Keep the progress photos coming - it would be great to see before…
Anybody build with porter Davis?
Ah - ok, I wasn't sure about the Access range.
Your sale rep should be able to give you a list of the standard range colours, or you can visit Hopetoun.
Dec 10, 2007 3:22 pm
we had 75mm cornices installed instead of the 100mm that we wanted.
We did not pay extra in the contract for the bigger ones, was a "free upgrade", however when we…
damaged part of framing
What I mean was, when the other guys start working on other areas, there will be situations where the noggins might block the way of what they are trying to do (e.g. to…
Dec 11, 2007 10:52 am
Best Value Builder
I know there is someone on this forum who changed form PD to H3nley - and he said they were better value.
For us it came down to a few things such as the design of the…
Location of Hotwater System
Glad to hear people are thinking of this at design stage.
I moved my gas HWS so it's outside the ensuite (for fast hot showers!) and fairly close to the kitchen.
PD Paddington builders?
Do you remember what bricks were included in the category 1 range by any chance? I know the homestead range is included, do you know any others?
light face plate covers
Pop into Lawrence and Hanson, PR Electrical or rexel and they should all have what you need.
They are wholesalers who also sell retail.
L&H have pretty large warehouses,…
Building on a difficult terrain
Interesting reading. I'm finalising he desing of a house for a sloping block. It has the prfect amount of slope. Enter at street level (great accesability) then…
Dec 13, 2007 8:45 pm
Dec 13, 2007 9:29 pm
yes VJ its good to see progress when i visit the house . PD are quick with sending their invoices just received the invoice for the framing in the post today. They must be…
Dec 14, 2007 11:49 pm
Great to see mate. Well earned, I say!
has anyone built with wincrest homes, if so what are your experiences?
we are looking at the sandringham 33 sqm
Just to clarify .. thought i mentioned this... At Delfin Lakeside they only allow colour bond fences. its the covenant.. so i knew wot type of…
cheaper option is just stuff the holes with steel wool.
So we called up another sales rep to ask about the price and he told us $4500, so we went in to sign up and took in the booklet from the Mernda display which had the…
Has anybody heard of Mega Homes?
Approximately a year ago I was considering to build with them.
They explained to me, their customers were people who didn't have enough deposit. They also…
We have trusses
thanks for all your comments; we are very excited. i don't think the colourbond will be on before Christmas. Because we are subcontracting everything ourselves, there is…
HELP Windsor Homes problems...
Credit where credit is due...
JG King hasn't been the problem - apart from being slow to get the invoice to Windsor, they have held up their end…
Word of warning
have you tried ringing your housing industry association and asking
them what happens in this situation? if they were installing it but you were supplying it it just…