Building A New House
Who pays for gas and electricity during the build?
I've just received a form to sign so an electricity account can be set up on my land, but with me paying all the costs! I know it's going to be very different for…
anyone have any problems with their paved driveway?
Hi borg They are paving the driveway with bricks
Moving Sat -no hot water/heating/appliances til Thurs! Help!
we arranged to have our appliances done on the day of the handover. We trusted that everything was fixed as our SS was very good.. and it all was fixed when we had a final…
Vinyl Plank Flooring - does it look really fake?
Ok found their property on the sold page thingy.....these are all the property pics but you can see a few with the floors showing...oh and the chooks!! This is the…
Slab: Need some opinion on it please. Must Read for newbies
Hi all, After contacting the building surveyor in charge and also emailing him with photo's attached about my concerns, he sent his inspector out on site to inspect. The…
how long til start after permits are back? m3tr1c0n
We were told by our building company that by law the builder has to commence building within 21 days of the permit being issued.
Do you like dropped ceilings/bulkheads in the kitchen?
I do I do - but only if the ceiling is high enough or else its too boxed in.
Post contract variations, how much?
Our contract says $1000 per post contract variation plus a 25% builders margin on top of the cost of the variation. Needless to say we were very careful prior to contract…
What was the most difficult stage of building your home?
So far the slab stage is the most difficult for us, the workmanship is just plain shocking. Follow by getting the unconditional loan approval from the bank, where the bank…
Santorini 26 by the Murray - Ready for the Slab
I don't have a slab yet, but it's not far way - this Wednesday! It looks all set to go, I can't see anything else that needs to be prepared. I just spent this evening…
Outside Vented R/hoods & Extractor Fans - Heads Up
Thanks Southies!!! It would drive me crazy having roaches in a nice new kitchen (it drives me crazy currently in our rental!!!). Will definitely be investing in some mesh!
Elemist's build @ Byford - Lots of happy snaps 23/2/10
I'm getting a friend to do the sealer. He's a painter. I might get him to do the painting himself if its not too expensive
Pierings done when rain (is it going to be a problem?)
Hi, I am a builder and it should be no problem at all.
Are these weep holes in the correct level?
After moved in more than 12 months, I guess everything sort of cooled down a bit. Focusing more on work, kids and other stuffs. Haven't visited the forum for a…
Can you pretty please help? PC inspection checklist
AND THEN just to top it off we're told our builder can't wait until I'm back in Perth for it as it's not within 5…
towels rails....toilet roll holders- are they standard?
Sorry for short reply, wouldn`t you just ask the builder the question. Then he can say yes or no , why would people around the country know the answer , surley asking the…
Opinions on Dixon homes (Tamawood) and Hallmark please??
The above mentioned builders are large volume / project type builders who rely on building hundreds of houses a year to: a) Get good buying power to make them a larger…
BSS inspection before house is completed???????
If it is Practically complete, then yes it can be done. All the bits that need finishing or fixed up will be done in the week after, before you sign off on it and get hand over.
Home & Land Package Builders - How easy to change design?
The other thing with house/land packages is to read the conditions and inclusions very carefully - for example, ours had genuine fixed site costs…
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