Building A New House
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…
Thanks cookie. Probably just wait then because I suppose August isn't too far away. Just going to make sure all the window furnishing is up so we don't get any peeping toms. Hehe
How many homes?
Building houses is like having kids - you always swear "never again", but it keeps happening.
heywood 28 extended postformed benchtop
I know you have had your appointment already, but thought you may still like some before and after pics of our laundry.
There are some update pics on my…
Outdoor area - what would you do?
I love alfresco, so if it's mine, I will extend the roof and get a huge alfresco at the back. If the meal/study is a bit dark, just install a few of those roof light thing…
Owner builder courses
Jezz - my mum did the regulated course in NSW - what a farce!
When it came time to set the test - the teacher was hinting at the answers during the exam
Plumbers and electricians
OK i agree, get several quotes and compare, be aware the cheapest doesnt always mean the best as in everything.
But again, it is illegal for any one other than a…
Jul 03, 2007 8:41 pm
Site Costs + Finance
Be careful though, site cost might not be fixed due to various reasons. Mostly due to conditions underground, e.g. rocks. Therefore most buider list that as "provisioning"…
Messy Corner Brickwork??
You don’t need to justify your opinions 3xb……and neither do we…..
This is an open forum, user be warned!
That’s my opinion on public forums; if someone…
Preparing a budget
Ok, so I have had a bit of a look around at prices for a lot of the items mentioned.
So, after the cost of the land and the materials for the house we have all these…
Soil tests and surveys
Look up your local directory or yellow pages for "Geotechnical Engineers".
There are usually quite a few listed - and shop around!
Costs vary, and I've heard…
Stumps or slabs
Hi Peter - well I grew up in QLD - so to me stumps are typically timber or steel posts that hold upthe house.
My small dwarf walls (stumps) are like little foundation…