Building A New House
Our First Building Project
spend a few weeks going through as many discussions in this forum as you can, and keep asking questions about anything you are not sure.
Rainwater tank costs?
We have the exact same one with our tank, the pump only works when there is enough water in the tank for starters. It knows what level it can use to flush. I assume that…
Soil tests done - split level house?
My block has around an 8 metre slope front to back - the house has two levels, with a 1 metre drop to the lower level which then extends out and ends up 2 metres above the…
East v West - Where to put the bedrooms?
I have to agree that shading would be the best option. We are going to have the main bedroom facing west, and because of the angle of the house, the bedroom will somewhat…
I like your idea of the harden on the west side. Plenty of shady plants/trees in the summer will certainly help…
Custom building - how to even start?
We have designed our own home and are going through National Builders. It is a custom build, nothing too fancy, single story of about 38sq.
They have been very…
Benching a Block of Land?
Thankyou so much and thanks for making me feel less of an idiot
What a fantastic blog you have, I really enjoyed browsing through it
we have a building permit
Clath, it's great you have a start date, it will be interesting to see how PD and M3tricon compare over the journey with speed and the quality of the final job.
Come to think of it, there was no pool but a bloody big gong!
It was a nice and different layout from the run of the mill styles.
Anyone looking to see a different…
How to fill out Warranty Cards
Maybe Consumer Affairs might be able to help you with this one Tam. You want to make sure you can claim on any warranty if something breaks down.
Oct 31, 2007 9:37 am
Oct 31, 2007 12:22 pm
Small Builder Questions
Would you have to technically be an owner builder to do this though? (eg say install the kitchen yourself)
I thought if the builder is the 'offical builder' (??) for…
it is a lot of bricks you are right. in total it will be 33,000 bricks! we have 4 brickies in total. they work 6am til about 3.30pm monday to friday. they don't…
What to do??
I have learnt my lesson. My suggestions are
1) The best way is to have your draftman to draw the plan based on your verbal instruction. Bring a recorder and record your…
Nov 02, 2007 3:47 pm
Nov 03, 2007 7:23 am
our updates were like that saying that this was going to be done this week and then again when it was finish, normally left on the voicemail cause we are both unable to…
JG King and other questions
The bricks are from the Selkirk range.
They are called 'Rebellion Red'.
Glad you like them - we are disappointed because they do not look like what we…
Nov 03, 2007 11:28 am
Our layback ( near the gutter) has been cracked and damaged by the builders constructing the houses either side of me. ( We dont have a crossover as yet) fortunately they…
Nov 04, 2007 1:05 am
Recommend builders in WA
I certainly don't believe it's soft, it's merely an impression from what I've seen (in an aged? building in somewhat of a state of disrepair), even still the word "soft"…
External colours - advice needed
thanks Ray. I'll check CB paperbark out as well. Sounds like a good alternative.
I feel like we are getting closer now we're deciding on external colours.
we had a couple of places where the concrete was not cut away where it was supposed to be and one place where it was unnecessarily cut out. our concreters came…
Save YOUR bricks
Middy is right on this one, most contracts include a clause that all left over materials are the property of the builder.
On the other hand, most site supervisors will…
Nov 05, 2007 5:08 pm
Using Rainwater from our rainwater tank
we have had water restrictions placed on bore water in WA you can now only use between 6pm and 9am and depending on where you are some can only use bore water on their…
CLENDON VALE HOMES
I know, but i love them, they can add so much to a room. Didn't put too much effort into it in the old house, mainly downlights, but the new house, i want t make it a…
Sydney Project Home - Blueboard?
Well the good thing is McAngry, there seem to be more from Sydney joining the forum. I hope so!
Your blueboard question will no doubt be answered soon from someone how…
well heres some more then, My Virtual Home pic as…
Nov 06, 2007 9:12 pm
Eleven (11) LONG months after bringing it to J* K***'s attention, the brick/mortar work has finally been fixed.
The bricks still get damp in heavy rain, but the water…
Nov 06, 2007 10:34 pm
we have a tap
clath, thanks for the info, try this when posting photos:
I upload files using a site called…
Nov 08, 2007 3:21 pm
That is the salesman, He was very abusive and head office were not much better. I have heard of a house being built and the carport was on the nabours block so I…
Nov 09, 2007 11:21 am
Nov 09, 2007 4:04 pm
Confidence in the Building Process
I feel for everyone building for the first time!
Yes it is daunting…. And yes it is a big commitment personally and cost wise.
Remember through your selection…
Congratulations, now the real fun begins! Keep us informed of your progress!!
Carlisle Home - Progress...
What a view!!!!
Bet you are all getting very excited. I can see your 2 double troubles loving that stair case of yours!!!
Good luck, can’t wait to see the…