Building A New House
Aug 22, 2007 9:44 pm
H Class Foundations
have been in touch with the builder, and received an amended siting plan showing finished slab level of 57.185m, so a 385mm slab, which seems much…
Aug 22, 2007 10:37 pm
Round or Square Vanity Basins
How about flat? seen a few in more expensive bathroom places that are essentially flat. Not much use for still water but usually we are only using running water.
Wish List for New Home
when we started looking we only had 3 essentials...
2. Air Conditioning.
3. Automatic garage door.
Then we went through displays and got greedy!!!
Aug 23, 2007 6:19 pm
Recommended Melbourne Home Builders
Although many builders are yet to be reviewed, I thought the current top ranking builders on BB might provide some assistance to you:
PD Site costs
Thought I's share some good news for a change, as I've been pretty vocal with the bad stuff in the past.
We had our Tender appointment yesterday and our site costs came…
Just about to start
Please be careful with commonwealth bank with home loans we had a loan with them and we had to paid account fees on the weekly payment of $4.00 per week on top.we had a…
good advice stick to a bugdet and thing do you really need the extras do you really do the stack doors etc.My self I donnot get any extras in the home I am building only…
I know you have finished now and probably don't want to hear it but we went through Salisbury Bricks in S.A. and they had a few different cream bricks to choose…
Bedroom locations for young children
Something I see as being missed here is the emotional abandonment a young child (typically up to age 4) feels if it is seperated from it's mother.
There is a an…
They Have Finally Finished....
I'm not sure what happened to my photo's - they were here before! I'll post up some new ones next week when the roof is finished!
Tania - the 6 weeks was because the…
Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!
lyn i have gone for wattyl chalk beigh as the main interior color for my house goes nice with greens and reds saw the color in the display house which i have chosen to…
Aug 26, 2007 11:58 pm
Need help with external colour schem
Our slab went down 06Aug and brickwork commenced last week and seems to be going up pretty quickly - we have 4 brickies doing the job so I dont think it will…
Site Cost Quote
Here are some info that i get (Canberra)
*For the H class in Canberra you are looking from 4500 to 7500 to have waffle pod slab. One builder give same price for M and H…
Aug 27, 2007 4:19 pm
Contact the HIA office in Canberra - they should have a list of recommended people
We got a "pre-plaster" inspection. We will get at least another on completion.
The overall assessment was that the frame was "of good quality". The list below…
Aug 28, 2007 11:32 pm
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…