Building A New House
Not so smart
our part of the estate is wired up for fibre optic already its just a matter of whether or not you want to use it. It would have just been cheaper if it could have been…
We planned to have something similar... but instead of the houe, we are thinking of using it for the retaining walls at the back and the fence at the…
DQQ, Do you think the basix and it's variations across the veriosu states, are really that good an objective?
From my understanding these specs were all a bit "hip…
They were missing a few things with our electrical and it turned out that they had given the wrong plan to the electrition. My SM said "oh yeah, well that happens…
Oct 13, 2007 10:25 pm
Alfresco's and law suits...
This must be one of their ways to be in the 'limelight' just to get more sign-ups during pre-xmas so as to fill their'waiting lists' post x-mas... Another desparate sales trick.
WHILE BUILDING YOUR HOME….
Gee, we've had our share of them in the reno work at the old place....
Usually I do everything myself, but there are times when a tradie legally has to be called in for…
External colour advice
Cream Gutters (generally people chose black)
Maroon or dark red Fascias (that's something new. We thought it would give some…
Who can build our dream home?
Milly…..in all honesty…..I would take your dream home to a building draftsman. He will be able to put all your ideas together and show you the end result with his…
Oct 15, 2007 9:26 pm
Hi kfc, i would recommend, that if you are building from scratch, you start with what YOU would like to have in YOUR home and work from there.
The builders will have…
Need help from Jasmin
Hey allan - I'm here!
I simply recommended a method for documenting all the issues/variations that happen in the building process - so that the document can then be…
Looking for suggestions from experts
From my experience with the Chase development if the crossover is not in yet then you can ask to have it wherever you like (within guidelines).
Even if the crossover is…
Simonds or Porter Davis
We built with Porter Davis and we had a few issues and found their customer service to be lacking big time. We have a few friends that are building with Simonds in the…
Has anyone built with RPC? QLD
We are looking at building in Queensland on the sunshine coast and were looking at a building company called RPC (Real Property Construction.) Has anyone had…
Preparation for the Brickies
thanks for that Allan, the first time i posted the picture was tiny so i went huge!
michelle, there isn't a slab underneath, just dirt…
Start again or proceed?
I know I'm undercapitalising a bit, but the block cost $380k, my neighbour's house is nothing flash (2 story, red brick + tile, no internal…
It's funny, even AV Jennings who was massive all those years ago, died and was re-born, but in a smaller scale...
Must be careful, they are…
Choosing a house plan
What I calculate cost per sm I use the internal living area is that correct?
Some charged 1-2k to do up a once off design for the…
Newbie needs help!
Jet - my house is on a pretty sloping block and my neighbours whole house is the same height as my lower level. So I enjoy lots of nice sunlight in the morning while they…
Oct 19, 2007 9:24 am
Oct 19, 2007 10:41 am
From the websites I've read, a 20,000L tank should definitely be able to run a house for a year - especially if you've got greywater…
This furry fella had the same issue too:
How long does a demolition permit take?
Must have missed this one last time.
Ruth we are building with Western Design Homes. They are a small (? 30 homes per year - is that small?) firm who mainly build in…
We've come to a standstill
What a shame Ray
Those Melbourne series bricks are so popular aren't they. I like the Canterbury ones.
I'm sure they'll be worth the wait.
HOW OFTEN DOES YOUR BUILDER UPDATE YOU?
We live only 400 metres from where we are building (I measured exactly!) - so you can imagine the level of communication we will expect to have - first name basis and know…
When we questioned the questionable security of the temporary fencing we were told that the aim of the fencing is to contain rubbish within the site rather than provide security.
No....but some of the tradies that worked on our place would struggle to match wits…
Next door dumping dirt on our block
Thank you all for you replies, after some suggestions and a couple of beers in the arvo i thought i will go for a walk with my wheelbarrow and shovel and…
TheStig started a very controversial topic about this
As a 'non project' builder he may give you some insight on what he can offer.
Oct 22, 2007 3:42 pm
New Telephone Connection Options
Yes Lobo it is a good service - but ONLY if you exchange is optus enabled.
Otherwise it's not an option.
So shop around.
I agree the BIG T's is one of the more hungry…
Oct 23, 2007 10:15 am
What type of insulation is best (price, healthy)?
Glasswool and rockwool batts/blankets
I have just read…
Oct 23, 2007 11:49 am
Hill in middle of building envelope
We have just signed contracts on a large block which has a hill covering half the building envelope. We've signed subject to site survey and soil tests thank goodness,…
Would you do it again?
The floor of our outdoor area is patterned (stencil and colour) concrete, same as our driveway and surrounding paths. My wife tried to choose a colour scheme that matched…
Oct 23, 2007 3:25 pm
I guess the benefit would be being able to choose which side your driveway is on... If we want to change ours I guess we would have to pay for a…
Bulk Excavation costs?
Sometimes you get lucky !!!
In my area at present, it seems like everybody has got fill to get rid of, and those who need it know it
Handover is Tomorrow!
One of our downlights has blown already and it is in the pantry! It was installed about a week ago (noticed this on the weekend when we got into our house). So that's an…
Oct 24, 2007 2:34 pm
Experience with LP Warren Homes
Im just in the final stages of building with LP Warren on a slope,and had a total nightmare from start to finish,with no…
New photos from today’s development, and as I had hoped, I don’t think the off set looks as bad now that the roof is going on. Although everything, including my small…