Building A New House
Porter Davis Kitchens
It's funny, because he talked me out of the black granite, said it was too porous and suggested I go with Quantum Quartz in a black instead. He priced…
Mar 16, 2008 4:53 pm
Any knowledge of Plunket Homes here in WA
Not personal experience but I asked someone who has built with them (he moved in last year) if he would do so again and he gave an emphatic no. It appears that once he'd…
As I never priced building one myself, I cannot say.
Ours was actually assembled on site rather than transported ready made, but could now be removed whole, it was 10…
Mar 18, 2008 3:11 pm
Mortar colour issue
Wet mortar is the culprit here!
Leave it for another week and you will be pleasantly suprised
I was told that builders can give a fixed price contract but that price is more expensive to cover themselves in case something unexpected happened. You should ask your…
Mar 19, 2008 10:35 am
PD - Changes to plan
Some other variations you might like to think about (while you're thinking about them) is additional insulation throughout (we also did sound proofing) - costs relatively…
UPDATE OF BLOG
$12,000 Quote for the decking, my god What was the size of your decking?
I have to get my courtyard decked .
Mar 20, 2008 12:12 am
That’s even better than the grey, looking real good now!
is building tiring? should we just buy?
We had a really good build with MEtriic0n. Apart from the contracts part, we had no major issues, Build time was very good and we got exactly what we wanted. Quality has…
Mar 20, 2008 1:59 pm
Mar 20, 2008 6:42 pm
Building on acreage Town Planning
I think you have been VERY accommodating with your council!
More than most would.
I see here, a bit of bullying going on, on their part. Some of what you say they…
Standard inclusion lists
Paula - Hahah! I have to drag my mum!! DH likes to go through the homes in record time, whereas I like to sit and study every detail and write down colours etc I…
Disappointments All Round
I am building with **** and currently nearly the handover stage as well and I have had my fair share of frustrations (see my earlier posts).
Mar 22, 2008 8:40 am
oops we never did however both neighbours on either side and the one behind with the pool were so excited it was going....
anyone built with CLENDON VALE?
But funnily enough, i walked through the new H3nley display village at Lyndhurst last weekend and some of them also have the Clendonvale logo…
Oh Ratter, this is a subject close to my heart!
We were up to Building Permit stage three weeks ago, and while applying for that, found out we needed a Planning Permit…
Can they do that?
We had our tap placed nicely in the middle of our driveway wich caused a few headaches along the way. We were never advised where the tap would be situated and it wasnt…
I'd expect a steel framed house to inherantly have that drummy sound, to some extent..
I wouldn't waste my time replying to this user, they are some type of spammer ... not sure what for, but a user with the same name asked a similar question yesterday on…
Mar 25, 2008 8:06 am
Council amalgamation, Bris - VENT
Jet - Just have a pee on that fire Hydrant - Go on - it will make you feel lot better
I understand the frustrations, but as homereview says, it's not always that…
Our site costs were estimated at $5000 to $8000 then came in at $12000 at tender. 621sm block, M class slab, 0.7m fall. Building with PD.
Opinions on brickwork problems
to be fair our s/s has agreed there are some issues and that they will be recitified, I'm sure the delay is just due to rescheduling of the various trades to…
Mar 26, 2008 10:56 pm
How long from plastering to handover?
I think there are the efficient ones and the not so efficient ones..
with us site start was early dec. by xmas we had the slab and timber delivered. Bricking has j u s t…
What brick company are you using?
There is also Midland Brick here in WA.
We have a choice of Midland or Austral & we decided on Midland as they had nicer looking 2c…
Electrical location: PP (pic)
Powerpoints are cheap. I would keep all the original locations and add the ones that you've identified. Also, if you are going to put a power point in, make it a double.…
Mar 27, 2008 6:52 pm
We're on our way.....
Well, we called our site supervisor on Monday, and he said he would get it moved. Tonight, I called into the estate on my way home and the guy was actually there loading…
Mar 27, 2008 9:03 pm
our builders charge us $1080 for 40m including shade cloth if required.
Mar 27, 2008 9:38 pm
It Has Begun!
Thanks guys we think its pretty nice out here. I work in Melb so the trip in each day will be fun, but at night I can chill on the balcony with DW and the cherubs and…
Show and tell - Roof Tiles :)
haywgl there is not alot of difference between Linea and Straita and when we were chosing between the two we went back and forth many times before…
Mar 28, 2008 8:41 am
Position on block?
Do people go for security fly screens for sliding doors? Or am I just holding on to my paranoia?
Part paranoia - but a good idea as it…
Building the Hamilton 34 by Porter Davis
Mikita: I am glad there is someone. Do you have a blog or photos posted somewhere?
VJ: I understand why you changed your mind we are stressing a bit now about lack of backyard!