Building A New House
rates on vacant land
cardina shire council has just sent me my rates notice on my vacant block of land which will be built on soon. the land has been valued at $100.000 ..not alot for a block…
Aug 29, 2007 12:12 am
Cant say I noticed the dishwasher location. I am currently living in an old 50's original which includes original kitchen and oven. I have to say I thought I…
We have come to a cash settlement for variation. Not as much as I hoped, but its sorted.
I guess at the end of the day we need to get in house more than…
Building On The Boundary Line
In Sydney, council will inform all your neighbours about your application details before approval. If it's the same for your area, I think the neighbour probably forgotten…
Aug 31, 2007 9:37 am
For mine, the part at the front door where the button is, only run out of battery once in the past 2 years.
But the part at the back which creates the sound, uses 3 AA…
We're also going to build with M, after we went to PD and AVJ. Same with Tam, we were impressed with their display homes that we decided to have those timber/glass…
glass splashback colour
And where’s THAT forum?????
Don’t tell me there’s more than one forum attached to this one?????
Sep 03, 2007 12:02 pm
Thank you for your concerns Steve.
In fact we noticed a big dark area last night when we saw the block... appeared like the back fence was bashed!!! Decided not to pay…
Floating or real floor boards - cost?
We had Trulock in our last house ( I think it was called trugrid then) and it wore really well. Only a few scratches round the table. It was the most expensive but was…
Just read your thread...... and sent a link to a friend who is building with summit. I know things like this don't happen all the time, but it is better to be safe than…
Sep 07, 2007 10:42 am
Final Inclusion list and a quote
Thanks for the suggestions from all of you.
I am going to talk to the builder this saturday and sunday, and hope to get some explanation.
For the tile, the $40 i…
Sep 07, 2007 12:20 pm
Sep 07, 2007 12:31 pm
We asked PD if they'd tack on the skirting boards for us so they could be removed after handover when our timber floors went in. They said no - that in order to get the…
Our new pad !!
Do you have your own block of land, of you buy it from the builder? Are you happy with the builder so far? Have you upgraded your…
Clarendon Tender Report
Haven't signed yet. Have our re-tender appointment next week.
What inclusions does this $2999 promotion have?
Rebates on standard inclusions
I've come to the conclusion your going to get screwed no matter what you do or who you build with. It concerned me a lot to begin with but once you accept it things are a…
Sounds fair to me, I paid 3% of a approx total build cost, about $4.5k on a renovation
Being double storey it might be more expensive?
just thought I wouls share some progress with you all.
yesterday we spent 7 hours with the bricklayer marking out all of the walls on the concrete and…
Mek - we are putting a lowline tv unit along the wall underneath the window with a 3 seater chaise facing it. …
Sep 09, 2007 6:36 pm
A question for all.
Now onto the difficult one.
How many consultants are actually knowledgeable?
I refer to comments noted above regarding siting orientation. From my experience…
Custom Design Lowset
Nice design - and a very good price too. Well done.
I've seen prices of up to $20k per square - so this seems like very good value.
Normally builders will have promotion when business is not going well as expected...
Things might have changed, personal experience last year is, when compared with…
when do they do a curb???
The white pipe will most probably be an indicator pipe for the sewer connection.
over here in WA most estates i have seen the curbing goes in before the black top…
Henley in Melbourne
I've cut and paste a section I posted on a different thread here on **** and workmanship quality. Insist on the same quality as the display,…
Floor tiles - by builder or tiler?
Thanks for the info.
Are the costs that you mentioned for porcelain tiles? When we went to Beaumont, they told us that laying porcelain tiles would cost…
Friendly advise to H*e*n***ly
Why would you come in here jump up and down, make a heap of noise and get people fired up about a cause and then say:
In Sydney, it is about $30 -40 per downright to install, but I was quoted by a builder $85 just for the conduit today.
Hopefully we'll be able to vote a resounding yes once it's all over.
So far we have been very impressed with our builder although we have not yet paid deposit or signed…
What is the Lock-Up stage?
Lock up is when you can finally get to lock up your newly built home…….IF YOU HAVE A FRONT DOOR TO LOCK!!!!!
Sep 13, 2007 3:53 pm
I have added it here:
Click the link at the bottom of the page with the links to all the blogs...
Our custom house, your comments please?
Excellent ideas "god I love this site"
I think what I'll do is move the ensuite to where the WIR is, move the WIR to that little useless area by the master. The…