Building A New House
Nov 15, 2007 6:08 am
Is this acceptable? (paint colour)
Ok, now that the *heat* has dissipated from aaurora's icon (lol), I can mention that I *may* have had a win with the builder (yay for me!).
I sent the builder customer…
Let's see... is it addictive? Umm....
I also now have one for the old Holden - does that mean I need to seek professional advice?
It's just a bit too easy to…
Retaining Walls advice
Make sure you got all details all written down...
Have a look at this tips of mine (thanks to stonercutter1309 for providing the information) "How to record issues…
Contract / Tender
I'll check our contract when I get home tonight, but I'm pretty sure that the final payment is due "on completion". That is, when the keys are handed over.
Tiles or wood?
I'm not sure yet and maybe the experts can confirm, or otherwise, my thoughts:
1) Brings the 12 mm floor up to 24 mm so it (almost) matches…
Will I regret ....
Thanks for your replies!
Kate - thanks for posting those pics, it definately helps seeing it on a house. When I went to boral, he also showed…
shook hand = deal ?
Thanks for you reply, but I dont think that is the case. I and friend prepared our lists and give to the builders for quote almost at the same time. It is just…
Nov 20, 2007 9:03 am
Hi everyone, thanks for your replies.
Bobbuilder - How did you find out there was a house in the bricks you like, do Cl@r$ndon tell you? We loved…
NO…the render work is already painted, so you are now painting OVER paint.
Any GOOD quality external paint will be fine.
1) You will need a good roller brush &…
PD - Telstra Connection.
Thats pretty poor they gave you that incorrect information. The "switching on at the exchange" is actually what costs the $299 unfortunantly .. its a rip…
Nov 21, 2007 10:23 am
The other houses have had their plans passed because the covenant is not issued with the council it's only stated on the land contract which is drawn up by the real…
Drains above ground??
Course I'm busy with the whole naked dancing thing i have to do every morning. Only another 4 mornings to…
Site costs, quote accuracy?
There some LARGE trees and bushes on my site, plus an unknown number of deep soak wells and septic tanks from before the deep sewage, plus the headworks and underground…
My builder got it approved on the same day, but the block of land is in a new suburb, single level dwelling, and everything in the plan is following the council rule.
Nov 23, 2007 8:48 am
Timing for a new driveway?
Thanks everyone for the feedback.. Just have to make sure all ends are tied up as we also have to arrange carpet and timber flooring. I thought that we could move in the…
Building on a difficult terrain
Building on a difficult terrain
Adjusting the house to the landscape is the first task to be solved when building on a difficult terrain. If your block of land has…
stumps or slab?
I would never build on a slab. I love being able to get under my house to 'see' everything. Its so easy to run cabling or move/fix things.
Floorboards in a slab house can…
Nov 25, 2007 12:41 am
HELP... Price per m2
After we shaved 10m2 off the size of the house, we've made it to the 222m2 that we need. Now here is the question. How much should…
I believe it depends on your builder and the method they choose under the HIA contract. It may be a % of the total progress of your home. This can mean it is classified as…
Nov 27, 2007 8:28 am
Comments on our plan
Welcome to the forum
I love your design - and I agree with almost everyone - you should join the alfresco and put a bath in the main bathroom.
I think your are dreaming for this to be done exactly to plan, any questions re that point speak to Matt about. But yes, they should fix this and do it the right way.…
Building with Clarendon
We missed out on that promotion as our tender was done in June - it does sound like a good deal to me though. We have upgraded to a caesarstone splashback and that is…
Nov 27, 2007 9:59 pm
Is this acceptable ?
The problem would be that the meter box is there long before anything else (before frame, bricks etc) and the person (plumber?) installing the guttering probably just put…
PD have finally started
VJ i heard form someone if you ring the local council and if you can prove who is dumping the rubbish, the council will fine them, wonder if its possible…
PD Builders - Termite protection
Im appearing dumb here but grime why would concreting your paths up against the house void PDS warranty?in regards to the termite barrier? Im…
Nov 29, 2007 7:06 am
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