Building A New House
Building Contract Gotcha's
Hey Marshy….no biggie….. I well knew what you meant by “own the site”….. I just find it hard to come to terms with.
As for rough trot….. Have you seen my…
We're at signing stage with adenbrook on a 45 square home. Anyone got any views or experience of them. So far we've been through drawings and quotes but had massive…
Austral vs Boral bricks
Quote:"We are even paying an extra $1000 for the mortar to be flush"
Flush joints would be the most popular way of finishing off brickwork here but it doesn't cost any…
Thoughts on Construction Quality to Date.
Hello Beaner,Yes,you are probably right about the reasons for the methods used over your way.The window company would never come onto site to do the glazing here even if…
Sorry but I have to say that I strongly disagree with your statement that water is too cheap. Perth is currently getting is desalinated sea water for just over…
A question about Retaining Walls...
I am new to the forum but have been a 'guest' for some time - reading all your helpful advice - so thank you!
We are almost finished building. Our…
Well Sonia333, I'm really happy for you, and it's great that the issues you had with Simonds eventually turned out well.
This is my minor brush with them.... We saw a…
Home security and decoration tech
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Feb 28, 2007 12:27 pm
rain water tank connected to laundry?
We are building a QLD home with Adenbrook and part of the Gold Coast requirements that all new homes have a rainwater tank connected to the cold washing machine tap and…
Negotiating with a Building Company
The cost of building is definitely going up, That's no rocket science. But as far as negotiating with companies goes, from my experience it's not possible. You can, as…
I guess my point is that I don't have an issue paying for it, or having it - as long as it's serving it's purpose. Yes the council requires it, but I doubt the council is…
Why won't the builder accept variations?
Just looked at the HIA contracts (was a WA builder) and seems to say its up to the builder whether they will accept variations. I think the issue here is that if…
Building a new home... where to start?
Well said epiphany!!!!
And who’s to say that they will get YOUR home right when the time comes.
Building the perfect dream home takes a lot of work on your behave…
Construction Loan Letter
Hehe. We're building with PD as well (only a couple of weeks till handover...hoorah!). Not only did we have to have a specific letter from the bank saying how much the…
Insurance on vacant block
Yes, I went through this as well, but seeing as there wasnt any sort of insurable loss on the block I figured if somebody was on my land and hurt themselves then I would…
Mar 09, 2007 7:08 pm
Down Pipe on my boundry
I currently have this situation at them mement, and ourneighbour has put a box gutter in next door, so the has done it all by the book.
NO PIPES, NOT…
What is it?
I saw them in your blog, and assumed they were to hold up the plaster. I always thought they were called plaster holderupperers, rather and watchemecallits. I could…
Land settles today!
We did check which take aways there are but we haven't eaten from them yet!
We have Bunnings, 3 furniture shops, autobarn, supercheap, pizza, la porchetta,…
Any feedback on Burbank
They forget to tell you guys that they have started building. But I'm definitely sure they won't foger to send you that invoice!
New Home Progress Inspections
Is anyone able to recommend Building Inspectors they have used to ensure building standards / quality are met during progress of building a new home?
We are building in…
Subdividing and building
Hi first timer,
I couldn't help but notice these posts. I run a company that may be able to point you in the right direction. If you would like to talk feel free to…
Porter Davis - Site Access
WoW! Usual 5 star standard today in Victoria or (normal minimum) is insulation in exterior walls and ceiling.Internal walls that is between…
Costs! Costs! Costs!
As the prevoius person - a lot depends on your block, soil and what you really want to do.
driveway - I have paid $4k for short 5 metres driveway with…
Hope it goes well 3timesbuilder! Look forward to hearing all about it!
GST on building
Oh that makes me feel better, I was kind of worried as the quote didn't state anythign about gst! But what Casa said makes sense, gst inclusive unless it states…
We are building a free standing double storey and all the piping in internal. This is considered a feature as the piping in invisible. Extrenal piping does…
Slab in wrong spot Pt 2!
Just a quick note to add my 10cents worth ! Princess Sooty , great that you keep coming back and updating. So many people have seemed to start a thread then not bother…
Good stuff - always interested in price lists. Seems to be quite a deal of variation (range) in prices here.
Building a new home in Darwin
My partner and I have recently purchased a 1200sq m block close to Darwin CBD. We are planning on removing the existing elevated house, clearing and then…
Mar 26, 2007 4:06 pm
Slab v's Bearers and Joists
We seem to have lost our builders on the forum…..shame!!!!
I would suggest you ask an independent builder the same question.
Maybe a few ….this way you will be…
Funny thread. I was thinking about this exact issue just yesterday. Am in a rental while we look to build, and went to clean the bathroom floor using my usual "bucket of…
Double Storey Perth
Apparently you would be far from alone if building 2 storey in Perth over the last few years! Have had reviews suggesting 2 years is not uncommon.
Georgian style via Austral tinted bricks ?
I'm on a quest to build a big Georgian-style house in Tasmania as cheaply as possible. One of the biggest potential problems (and expenses) that I see so far is the smooth…
MY FIRST PROJECT HOME
Hey Kate - had to thank you for the tip regarding the fridge tap! At our tender appointment yesterday I asked for a fridge connection, and was…
I know the with Henley - Plantation you pay twice, for wiring and installing downlights.
If anyone decide for different builder please ask as we paid 40-50$ per point…
They are at it again!!!
See VCAT Daliy Law list for Wed 4 April 2007. Another victim.
When are they going to be stopped?