Building A New House
How did this all go?
We found out our block has been rated S4 which is one step better ( just) than an M classification.
noisy ducted heating/3month maintence PD
hi Iizzy yes PD fixed the issues in kevins report.
As for the noisy ducted heating issue Vulcan sent someone out to look at it. he fitted foam underneath the unit but…
Jun 15, 2008 10:06 pm
Wide Frontage Home Design
The M'con Denver looks great, only problem is it's too wide. But that style of house would be perfect. That's exactly the type of thing we need so that we can have a…
Jun 16, 2008 1:32 pm
Marshall Baker Homes
We're building a custom home with them in an established area (East Bentleigh). Perhaps they're just not keen on particular areas that might be a bit far away for their…
Jun 16, 2008 9:04 pm
Trafficable Lid to Sewer
hi, haven't got a scanner handy, but I just checked the plans. The driveway is on the left hand side, the sewer junction is just to the right of the driveway.
I had a…
If your builder is *******.....
Their web site still working...http://www.fullbrickhomes.com.au
so probably not out of business yet...
wonder how much they will sue…
Jun 17, 2008 2:41 pm
One of the notes on these plans mention a 'deepened edge beam on the slab due to angle of repose of the exsiting sewer pipe in…
Site clean- How clean is it???
Hey P those pics don't look to bad.
The first one looked like they only had another ute load to take away that had been moved to the footpath so they could say the "Site…
everyone in the house if you are a poor sucker who…
"crossover": please explain
You can easily have it changed so that lines up with you garage. However if you are one fo the poor suckers like me that live in an older area that has the big old square…
Hi Mike long time no speak! Was feeling decidedly unloved that noone replied to my last posting about 2 paks etc so good to hear from you albeit on a different topic!!!! …
Jun 18, 2008 10:29 am
what is a typlical contrat term/days ?
Ours is 196, single storey 30sq. Seems to be two very different standard build times... one at around 190 and the others around 250. I wonder what they do for the extra…
Jun 19, 2008 1:28 pm
Solid brick - why don't they build them?
KexKez - I posted that link for the bit about getting the sun into the back of living area of the house.
As I say - each to therir own and I don't expect everyone to…
Jun 20, 2008 9:39 pm
FEATURE DOWNPIPES What can be done?
Anne, what do you mean by 'chain'?
A rain chain is an alternative to the downspout component…
A private builder will charge between 10 - 12 K a square, but that will include a good deal of things that PD call upgrades!!
If you had very expensive tatse it could…
Jun 23, 2008 9:41 am
I talked to a guy named Joe at BACV and he was pretty helpful when I asked him about building issues my uncle was having.
Jun 23, 2008 2:11 pm
The 'design wind gust speed' is calculated on the conditions that exist at the time of the building application.
many volume builders…
thankyou Petal & Brittany - sounds like it needs to go - I owe you one. Weez
Demolition permit - $850?
We're building in Ku-ring-gai Council. It cost me $455 to lodge the DA for demolition. The fee is based on the value of the work. I assume it includes all the relevant…
Jun 23, 2008 9:59 pm
Which builder ?
I think choosing a builder is probably the hardest part of the whole process. It is such a massive factor in the whole outcome.
Personally, we asked for references. I…
Jun 24, 2008 12:12 pm
Feature Wall - which color - burgundy?
Very true Mike!
A feature wall is just that………..a feature wall!
Nothing in the room should oppose that wall; everything has to complement it.
Jun 24, 2008 5:34 pm
Rain rain go away... until lockup!
Block is about 10.7m wide, with the main body of the house 6m wide. It is actually a B0utique H0mes Manhattan, but lengthened from the standard 3bdrm house, and with a…
Buy yourself a good quality spirit level ( no less than 1200mm) and take it to the inspection. Put it down near where the frame was propped up. If the slab is way out of…
oh and the other day we saw our street starting to take shape... its looked like paddocks for the last 9 months....i think i saw…
Hi matrix, we are building with Ultimate homes (part of Peter Stannard group). It is part of…
q. regarding inspections
Your builder cannot prevent you from entering your site (or a person authorised by you). The fencing is an OHS…
Jun 27, 2008 12:41 pm
Introducing Myself to my new CSR
Same thing has happened to us (twice!). After the second time, I cracked it, as emails weren't being responded to. The next time the CSR changed (which I knew was going to…