Building A New House
Lock Up !!!
Mike, would you also need on between the driveway and the portico??? Or is the driveway going to be angled as such that it runs off to the left??
I hope you get what i…
we also spent nearly 2 months figuring out which was the one we liked.
Austr@l was annoying as their Drysdale and cameo pink got discontinued. Besides the addresses they…
Effects of Rain on our Timber Frame
Thankyou for your help everyone! That makes me feel much better, plus it is set to be a hot one this week so hopefully everything will dry out nicely :lol:
Walked into a display home the other day with an internal water feature - certainly very striking.
My feeling is that it would cost a bit to get done later - but…
We have a slab!!!
That's a great looking slab you've got!
And huge too!
Will check your blog..... need to be familiar with the houses that people (in this forum) are…
Is this brick work acceptable ?
Hi Stingerr, definitely call Kevin from New Home Inspections. He has helped many of the Homeone members with their home inspections at various stages and always recieves…
Our 1st house Montego 28
We have had our carpet delivered since those pics were taken and our roof insulation installed, so the house should be nice and cool. After that its Apliances,…
Post Contract Variations - Help please
I'd have a word to them and see what happens. I'm sure there will be plenty of other little things that you will want touched up or fixed in your pre hand over inspection.…
Dec 27, 2007 5:07 pm
Do you find that Gremmo Homes have increased their prices. That is, were they a competative builder when you first build but now they've…
Got an early Christmas present
Thanks Shady, seem like you're a neighbour then. Yes our supervisor is Brett and so far we're very happy with him, as any problems I mention he get fixed asap. As for the…
Our exterior colours - what do you think?
As a colour consultant I consider Dune to be not of the whites, not even close.
But when dealing with council I have also found they seem to have their own set of rules…
Has anyone used Harkaway Homes to build their new home? What was your experience? We are looking at building in Gippsland Victoria and have heard good reviews from this…
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 1:39 am
Jan 05, 2008 7:37 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 7:36 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 9:33 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 4:33 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 8:14 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…