Building A New House
Delays to Start Building
the 5% was not a penalty, but the CSO said if we pay our 5% downpayment early our file would get a higher priority within…
Any first time home owners building?
I'm also a first home owner who is building. As well as the stamp duty, I decided on building so I could cater for my elderly father whom I care for.
His mobility is…
Post contract Variations....
Make sure you let your supervisor know if you are going to put in any request. Some builders like ours, the CSR only talks to the supervisor once a week. And lots of work…
Jun 11, 2008 10:45 am
Price per Square?
When I was looking at building a custom home, the price was in total.
When I questioned why it was the same price to build a garage as the kitchen, I was…
Jun 11, 2008 11:05 am
PD no Bathroom accessories?
Or if its all said and done and you didn't get around to taking photos/ marking the floor etc, just purchase a stud finder, they work just as well on noggins.
Depending upon the application laminated beams can bear on as little as 30mm.
part of 1001 facts . . . . . .
No shower drain in the slab
It would be normal for the slab to be boxed out roughly 300 square where the trap will go. The pipe is often covered, but it would be unusual not to pick the…
Is it a good floor plan? Please advice
Agree Rachelle & Helyn. I appreciate your feedbacks.
I need to look into that plan...
The problem is that land is too narrow....
Yes you are right there is no…
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 10:32 pm
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.
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 11:06 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 2:32 pm
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 10:04 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 3:41 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 11:29 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 2:28 pm
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 10:39 pm
FEATURE DOWNPIPES What can be done?
Anne, what do you mean by 'chain'?
A rain chain is an alternative to the downspout component…
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 10:41 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.