Building A New House
I have been through their displays in Berwick, very nice houses, very expensive also i think, they also have a more affordable home Aaron j homes which is a division of…
Thanks for the tip, we are about 6- 8 weeks away from handover well thats what they tell us but its gone up so quick, I wouldnt be surprised if its less.
Jan 05, 2008 12:39 am
Jan 05, 2008 6:37 pm
Bricks! Arrrgh! The whole brick thing is so frustrating, as the real things don't looks like the photos, and the delivered bricks don't look like the ones on display, and…
thanks alot everyone. Will have to sit down and think with hubby and make a choice, then it is colors.......
Jan 09, 2008 6:36 am
Quotes for custom plan
We did it for around $1400/sqm in Melbourne, incl. hydronic heating, double glazed windows, very high ceilings, etc.
Have a look at your inclusions and work out if…
Has anyone used simonds homes
How would the company know you had copied there plan anyway unless they went inside your house??
It's not so much that the first company…
Jan 09, 2008 8:33 am
Adenbrook - Overall Experience
I'm a long time lurker, first time poster
I've been following the site for quite some time now, and whilst I've read quite a few threads on…
Growing old waiting for contract
Jet, just hang in there mate. Once you get those plans and start things rolling with the builder you really have nothing left to do with Dixon. We don't really have any…
Jan 10, 2008 3:33 pm
Storage in your roof???
I'm with Michelle.
A great deal depends on whom you build with (volume builder or private) and their supplier.
You need to ask your builder what live load the trusses…
Query: Building delay due to rain
Hopefully it shouldn't be too much of a drama. Most builders will usually allow themselves longer to build than necessary (they don't want to have to pay liquidated…
I am currently building with them they are very slow it has taken us 13 months to get to thwe stage we are at now that is we have frame,slab,roof and we are looking at…
Reducing the cost
That's a fair call.
I agree, there are some items that we can purchase for as good as a builder - in many cases they are not offered in the standard house/price.
First home owners/builders - help
thank for the replies already (please throw more in if you have something)
will keep in mind, we knew that what we see is not what we get.
The problem we face…
From memory they've got to get all of the plumbing stuff in first, including drains etc. I think that will be the next thing you see, then the footing trenches etc.…
Jan 14, 2008 7:14 am
Building the Home we want
Some of you may have read my previous post re: annoyed with PD. Since then we have made an informed decision to stick with PD even after some irritating…
Who is liable?
Thanks for your ideas.
Unfortunately the builder has said they won't include it in the contract, but I like the idea of having the engineer onsite.
I may be speaking out of school, but I am lead to believe that National Builders will secure a contract and then source the labour to build it.
Nothing against that…
Thanks parker for the information about the document, it's very helpful! I have also created a post on my blog for this. Thanks!
I would still recommend to get a private inspector, their professional knowledge would definitely save you lots of trouble.
Let's say you found a problem somewhere, I…
Building on an unusual shaped block
Hi Katie, we are building on an irregular shaped block too. We are building the Aspen by Met ri c@n homes. The smallest plan of that (the 25 square - which we are…
Timber Balcony vs Cement Balcony
I think a timber framed roof with compressed fibro and tiles is the best option. A suspended slab will be more exspensive when you take into consideration the extra…
Well the framing is finally finished. Our super says that gutters and fascia will be done tomorrow, fingers…
Keys on the . . . . . . . .
I'm watching your blog, and it's been an interesting read.
We were over in WA over Christmas/New Year, and it amazing how construction is so much different over…
Is the base price negotiable?
Doesn't hurt to try, but we only got a few bits and pieces on top of their "promotion". Nothing which I would call significant.
Still - if you don't ask, you…
Should we fix our site costs?
Fair enough, our builder's contract says 260 days, but we've been told it's 4-5 months for single storeys...
But we couldn't get past the…
Has anyone built with American Homes?
Thanks for the info Steve, looked them up online, some interesting concepts and quite a few common sense design ideas.
My inlaws would love the magazine (I think I'll…
How to choose your design
this may sound silly, but have they purchased a block?
Sometimes hard to decide on a house design until you are aware of the limitations you're land will have (fall…
Building and Kids
I've also become aware of my wifes requirement should we build a 2 story - all bedrooms on the same level - either upstairs or down. I soon agreed, upon finding that I'd…
If anyone is interested here are some pics from Boral and Selkirk and Austral, I know I always appreciate real photo's rather than looking on there websites, so here they…
Stuff on my block
Andrew, looks like the stuff is gone, except for the odd piece of waffle pile. The slab was poured over the road today!
Can't wait for you to get started