Building A New House
Thanks, Dana.....and, for the record, I'm pretty sure we *will* be coming under Wyndham. If that little quote is anything to go by, we're in trouble when it comes to…
cookie, i was eating a hedgehog slice while reading this post…
Oh Yvette, you have had nothing but problems getting this build done in a reasonable time, haven't you?
Post some photos and that might make you feel better.... Maybe…
Feb 19, 2008 6:54 am
Pics please (particulary M'con)
Exactly. We were told to include all the things we could think of to quote it all, then at Pre-Contract we eliminated all the extras that we decided we didn't…
Lots of help needed!!
Have you thought about a custom built home? This way your architect can design a home that suits your block and keep town planning and…
Demolition question? -- Urgent
Asbestos is dangerous stuff which has to be disposed of correctly to a special landfill at an additional cost.
They are the license…
Feb 23, 2008 9:13 pm
Roof Tile & Mortar Colours
I prefer the same colour - black capping mortar with black tiles (nothing to do with the bricks!). Ours is black with black tiles, and as far as I know it was how it went…
Would you build with them again?
Hey guys, we have a 621sqm block, approx 0.8 m fall. Building Heywood 29, 29 sqs single story house. Quoted $13000 site costs with PD. Does this sound right? Original…
You made me curious Dana so I've been having a browse through the Council web page and I found this:
A planning permit is not required for a Home…
If we want to see what is going to happen next week all we need to do is have a look at your blog.
I,m not sure,but did I read on here somewhere that it is possible to check on 'council approval' progress on-line?
Our plans are about to go into…
Site costs - Established area
Thanks for that build_build....I hope we can make the right choice - its such a tough decision, I hope my site costs are like yours, they sound…
Frame cracking question
My apologies. Good building practice and following engineers recommendations has lead me to believe that a M10/M12 bolt within 100-1500mm from bottom bracing point of a…
Feb 27, 2008 7:58 am
Feb 27, 2008 12:18 pm
Pick apart my budget ! :)
Currently most of the blocks we are looking at are around 13-14m wide x 34m long. The house plan we are interesed in is around 11m x 21 (add on the rumpus as…
slight overhang of frame
CCA included. That being said the CCA does penetrate better than LOSP - thats why LOSP is only available up to H3 level (CCA goes to H6)
Electrical - New House
interesting topic j_s
I had a mate of mine (electrician) take a look at our wiring yesterday afternoon and he was also pretty amazed at the lack of compliance with…
Feb 28, 2008 10:56 am
Hi DeeElle, I asked the same question to my builder last week
I really thought our roof would be next after completion of frame, instead some of the windows were…
Feb 29, 2008 5:46 am
Anyone built a kit home?
we looked into this a while back and found that when taking into account all the true costs, we could build a brick & tile equivalent from a volume builder for much…
Building on a sloping block
Hotondo homes were advertising building homes on a slope this morning. Might be worth investigating if they build in your area.
Possible progress on our land!
I don't think you'll have too many issues on your course. The cost for an outsider to play at a Medallist course is likely to eliminate a lot of the…
problem with porch bricks
Yes, a very nice design concept. Can't see it going into production (EFIJY, TT36/Torana, Marilyn, SS-X etc) but it's a good styling exercise that I reckon may hold cues…
Urgent plumbing help - SE Qld
Rules in Queensland say 100m2 of the roof or 50% of total roof area whichever is the lesser must empty into the tank.
Good to hear the builder will put…
Finally reached Lock Up stage
Noticed in your 3rd photo, looks like bathroom or ensuite, there's a hole on the floor. Is it because the drain hole was too close to the…
Issues during construction
Hello hysterical1144, I'd suggest that if you have your S/S's contact information start with them. Document your conversation in an e-mail…
Customers who have used steel frames
Marketing! Like Toyota and Lexus - same company - one targets Average Joe, and another targets the higher margin business.
I am also going for the…
Tawny Heritage Selkirk Brick
Recieved your PM and replied but for some reason is still sitting in outbox.
Anyway, no pics but you are welcome to come and have a look. House is in Mt…
What does site costs involve?
Site costs are extra costs required for site preparation and footings. This includes costs of machine hire, steel, concrete supply & pumping, extra earthworks, extra tie…
Mar 02, 2008 12:02 pm
Advice from the forum regulars
Hi ratter welcome to the forum .we are also building with PD but south east side of melbourne .. anyway good luck and hope everything goes well for you
Mar 02, 2008 9:30 pm
Have I missed anything?
Hmm I see your point V - your right, I was originally just going to pay the $5000 for the indulgence pack and then they told me about choosing one of these options for…