Building A New House
Again, sorry to argue or disillusion the cynic in you, but our land price was confirmed in May '07. land settlement is finally happening 8/2/08 and price has not changed,…
Feb 03, 2008 9:22 pm
Is this an open staircase?
Well you've fixed part of it?
Now the next message is like - hmm - out of place.
So now I'll delete my post.
Rain delays plumbing work?
Understand how you feel, but as the plumbers need to dig holes and draines all over the places to lay the pipes, it's definitely not safe for them to work in such wet…
Feb 04, 2008 11:13 pm
difficult blocks are just that - difficult - most people think - hm too hgard - don;t want to know about the trouble it may cause.
be creative - think outside the box…
We have 'sisalation' insulation included as std in the external walls but not R2.5 batts.
Tim this is…
Experience with any Stockland Estates
We didn't camp out.
We were fortunate that when they released new blocks, we were there checking for display homes (just dreaming to build one).
We just inquired and saw…
Hi Colleen, I did mean the suburb not the estate ! Anyhow, its up to you if you want to remove it or not, I just wanted to give you my point of view on the matter.
Best open plan designs?
Hi Toast! We had a look at urbanedge as well and felt they were very nice homes and as you say they display exactly what you get for your dollar which is good. All the…
Where we are up to!
Thanks for your comments everyone, I wish I had more to report!!! I am so keen to get moving now...I can't wait!
Drainage pits - how many?
Ours have not been installed yet however we have just moved into a rental that is a brand new house. It has what we are expecting at our block, small black…
Who knows about plaster and moisture?
As per allens comments
Personally I would recommend to have the walls and ceiling replaced if possible, as I don't think these gyprock walls/ceilings…
Power pit- melbourne area
We are in an established area & our next door neighbour who built a couple of years ago had an underground pit installed which we want to tap into....does anyone know how…
Feb 09, 2008 6:10 am
We have been in our house now since late August. We are coming up to the end of our defects liability, and so I have been thinking about using Wayne again to do another…
hard wood floors
I am putting solid timber flooring - parquetry. It's 18mm thick, but I chose them based on what we liked, not necessarily the cheapest. For example the parquetry we…
Site Supervisor vs Independent Inspector
Don't quite agree about that, depends on the situation and how you communicate/negotiate with your builder.
In our case, before Xmas, there was a huge rush and the…
We originally nominated the 28th as the settlement date - back in November! Unfortunately due to the Xmas period the builder was a little slow in getting the contracts…
After a day or two, if it didn't rain, it should be sufficient for the bricks to dry and show the final colour.
consturction drawings and site start
My contract was signed in September and land released in December. They are just terrible at admin work. They dont check for errors. They claim they are to busy. I hope PD…
Choosing a Builder advice needed!
Welcome to the forum SJM.
Feel free to perform a search (within the discussion tool area) on any topic you wish.... You will find plenty to read about Carlisle Homes,…
Building on acreage
We know exactly what covenants we will be susceptible to! We have a 1/2 acre building envelope, we have 3 trees that must be kept,…
Roof Tile Misalignment - Please help
For the time being I'm not going to post any photos, because I don't want to make a big deal of it if the builders are going to fix it. I don't want to make a mountain…
How to select a buiider
What helped us a lot was this forum. Go through some of the posts and see what concerns people are having with certain builders, then I would make a list of all the…
Feb 13, 2008 7:19 am
He3ley - Sutton - Site Costs
I know, but there is about .5m of dirt still there and the cut is about the same in height. Their house/garage is not going on the…
Issue with slab and venting pipe
Not perfect...but hey you will get used to that!!
Its fine! I will sit in half of the wood and half of the brick and two halves equal a whole and a whole…
Feb 13, 2008 9:23 pm
Issue with doors... help!
Long time no hear!
really great to hear you have had a win with the doors, they will look brilliant. Amazing what ideas builders can come…
Thanks for that. They are very nice bricks and my cousin was asking me about them.
Plasterers have started
That view is beautiful Sue. It makes the stress of building on a high slopey block worth it when its done to have views like that.
Feb 15, 2008 7:39 am
We have a house. Just need the land
Thanks for the information Jet. I am so excited about this project. Never built a full house before. Just an extension on our current house. Costs seem to be going up so…