Building A New House
Occupancy / Stormwater
Phew... I managed to get onto one of the city engineers and he said that we can move in before the stormwater, retaining wall and driveway is complete (as long as our…
Building on Landfill
hi les im building in the south east ...lakeside pakenham. porter davis lifestyle house and land package. when u spoke about your landfill prob on here thought it may have…
Jun 14, 2007 10:04 pm
Looks like a house!!
Ok.....so we get $100 to spend at AV dreams if we win??
I'm tipping it won't get you much
Building Townhouse & Subdivision
A friend of mine is doing the same thing around East Brighton area.
The problem is with land prices at the moment, as soon as a nice big block comes onto the market,…
Ideas for Kids Playground?
Wow guys thanks for the ideas! You have got me thinking!!
Adrian - love that stuff around the council playgrounds as well...but we have been quoted around $150 sqm for…
is this normal??
No doubt I'll still question my site manager what the cause of the delay is, but by the sounds of things i shouldn't be worrying too much.
How to choose??
No not as yet, we are choosing the type of house we want so that we know the size of the block we need. We didnt want to get the land then…
How Much To Budget To Finish Off House?
Don't know about other states, in Sydney it depends on who certifies your construction work. If it's council, then the council will issue the occupation certificate, if…
The variation situation is pretty normal.
The experience we had was that once tender was signed, there were no more structural variations. Once contract was signed,…
Building a new house horror stories
There are loads of horror stories - so you need to keep something in mind:
1. There are more negative comments on the web than positive comments, simply…
The "BEFORE" Pic!
nice one - make sure you take lot's a pics as the work progresses.
I have a feeling the sheep will be at the other end of the paddock pretty soon.
Critique my plan design
I know it's hard with the spaces you have in this plan, but a double front door makes a difference look wise and…
I'd be reluctant to hand over $15,000 without seeing something in writing that say if the whole thing goes pear shaped, I'd be entitled to a big refund.
It happens -…
Mine 4 months - Sydney Parramatta Council. But that includes one round of knock back and request for further information about retaining wall engineering details + detail…
Ceilings and ceiling height
We spoke to the builder and they said it was normal to have a space under the slab if the ceiling was going under a mixture of roof timber and concrete. It is only a small…
Jun 23, 2007 12:01 am
External door - step down, possible fall?
Sounds like if there isnt enough site clean up dirt laying about I might just get a load of topsoil delivered b4 final inspection and drop it near the door and spread it…
Jun 24, 2007 5:21 pm
I am building with perry homes they would not discount anything or throw in anything.My parents also were looking to build with perry asked if they could get any discount…
Prepping for a greywater system
How did you end up with your grey water?
Lots of plumbers and builders still think its too hard - and it is I guess until you know how it probably is
Building on Boundary Problem
Cheers Ausdesign for your professional opinion...it's much appreciated and a relief to hear that the problem will not automatically result in extra cost.
I guess I'll…
I think the look in your pic will still look good in a colourbond roof.
I've also quite liked some places with a dark roof and windows and…
The faster they go with your house, the closer you are to progress payments. I hope you are still enthusiastic when you are making payment on a…
We like the pattern Gateway - We were hoping to scale it down to a smaller size.
But we have not heard about them at all - We don't know anyone who has built with…
Hi there Perry,
I had a look at the Cremorne from PD, and yes, they do display their homes beautifully. Looks like a great house.
Good luck with finding the right…
Jun 29, 2007 1:48 pm
Flat Block - Laurimar
lol, I have friends building in Vaucluse with M3tricon
hope they don't suffer any nasty fate.
Building my Dream Home
I’ve seen similar process’s on Grand Designs on Austar.
It’s not what we are used to here in OZ land, but very effective.
This is a real "HANDS ON…
What sort of tanks are you guys talking about, because you could get a lot cheaper tanks than that!!!
$8000 for a 3000L sounds like $3000 for tank and pump and…
five star rating
sorry guys if i gave u the impression my alfresco cost me $684 lol i wish it did. yes it was extra charges to get the 5 star rating thru
Jul 01, 2007 12:37 am
Ha ha ha!
Might make things a bit awkward if I get you involved in our home theatre!
Building our new home
I reckon you are right Michelle. At least you can wash the sheers in the machine and hang them on the window to dry (a tip from our last curtain maker). We might also…
Toy Storage Ideas?
we have a 4.5 yr old ... I don't think you can ever have too much storage for the toys.
we bought 3 of the pine Ikea shelving units (you can use either…
Heard that the "Fung Shuai" for triangular lands might not be that good??!!
For the one next to roundabout, if the road is not wide enough and got busy traffic, it…
Big beautiful trees
One of our friend's toilet got blocked by tree root, and it was disastrous.....
Another client of AllCastle whose house was close to a huge gum tree forgot to ask for…