Building A New House
First New Home in Logan
We had a P class (P=problem according to the building people) and we paid around $4,500 in site costs. majority of that was concrete piers.
Ours was a relatively flat…
Jul 18, 2007 10:12 am
Hometec and Carlisle Homes
Hmm, I am no bricklayer, but logic would suggest the issue was not caused by laying per say, but more by the way they mixed it. Maybe it was too…
Preparation – Tender Presentation
If they are smart, they would read the forum. On the other hand, it's probably pure chance!
PD want 3% at tender time. Work that out on a $250k house. Ouch!
It depends on what you mean by "building designer". My parents used a "designer" for their home - he is not trained as an architect - but came up with the…
Thanks for that report mollmart.
Yes, we think the Retreat is a great house as well and I look forward to hearing from you when you finally move in.
I used to work in…
Jul 19, 2007 10:57 am
Was waiting for a mirror joke...but the chandelier too...special!
We thought we were being cleaver putting the water pipe for fridge, I thought the fridge space was 900 but no forgot the plaster
Richards Homes - Qld
Does anyone have experience with Richards Homes. We are considering going with them when we build next year. We like the look of a couple of their designs.
What I did at one of my house was to build a lawn locker put down a concrete slab that when across the easement but the garden shed did go over the easement so only the…
Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?
Fasham was not previously listed on BB so unfortunately no reviews etc to help you. They have been added now though. Appears they are (or were) 'Fasham…
McDonald Jones Homes
The display village for a couple of homes are near Maitland (in Metford) the other display area is at Fern Bay (2 houses there) which is on the way to Nelson Bay, and…
Please help - Financier recommendations
I forwarded your post to a friend in Westpac working as home finance manager, here's her reply:
"Thank you for your email message. I feel so sorry to this person with…
Project home builder vs private builder??
Hi Sandra and Bernardo,
I am too in the process of building my house in Franklin. We are currently talking with four builders. Three of them have displays house. Have you…
Jul 23, 2007 1:46 pm
Bricks and render
If you are in SE melbourne let me know as I know of a house in our street with these bricks and it looks great
Sounds to me like your builder is not terribly flexible, its only electrical gear after all. Try what you suggested and contact the electrician doing the work and see what…
Jul 24, 2007 7:46 pm
external doors on media room
is the current window north/south or east/west facing?
if east/west i'd be inclined to remove the window completely and use 2x 600 or 900 windows (like the master…
Exterior Render Colour
Thanks for your replies. I will check out colorbond and have a look at some display homes around Brissie.
Jul 25, 2007 7:48 pm
Thanks for your responses. I feel the same however its good to get other peoples opinion who are also in the same boat.
Floorboards and Kitchen Cupboards
thanks for the tip on the NSW spotted gum. The wood we have seen comes from WA mills but I'm not sure where it is grown so I will check with the supplier (we were led to…
Hey there, Just wondering if anyone in Melbourne has built / is building with Colex Homes?? If so were you satisfied with the job and the services they provided??
Proposed Floor plan - Any suggestions
Firthy26 (Mike) has knocked out the wall at the front of the Bordeaux 40 (Carlisle Homes) to make one big room at the front and there was no extra charge.
Handcrafted Homes (kit home company)
Just wondering if anyone had anything good or bad to say about this company.
We are 'thinking' about building a kit home, and so far, the two companies that…
Has anyone ever had any experience with Jacman builders. Are they any good.
Some people I know are looking at building with them I am trying to find out some info on…
build or buy pre-established
Main reason we are building is because we get exactly what we want, not someone else's place which we then have to spend money on.
If you can find a place you love,…
Roof color in the thermal equation
I'd say the price is about right- Price the whilys in the shop then add in 2 hours to install it. + what ever internal fit off you desire.
hey are not hard to put in -…
Concrete Truck woes
Thanks for the replies, The site super is going to get the concrete supplier to come around today and have a look. Hopefully they will do as you guys have suggested.…
Any owner builders currently?
Thanks again Helen.
I have visited the byohouse site in the past, and searching for as much information as I can find led me to this one. I can see both are very…
Jul 31, 2007 1:57 pm
final house inspection
Everybody is spot on!! Get it fixed. We had a couple of chips in the bottom of the cupboard doors as well and the supervisor didn't flinch at getting it fixed. 2 days…
Jul 31, 2007 5:37 pm
Dennis family are they good
I thought about the double garage door too in the back, but instead I got the single I think it cost about $400-500 more to get a double one, hope I will not regret it
Feature Wall locations
This really does depend on wether you have architectural designs in your home.
ie…….Cutouts, niches, or walls just crying to be different from their shapes, Curved…
Wiring for home theatre with PD
Argus did ours.
They suck the proverbial. I wouldn't recommend them. The finished product is fine but their service is appalling - it took over 2 months…
Garage remote control
We have brickwork above our garage as standard and get 3 remotes (2 on keyrings and one wall mounted) inculded with our door which was…
No Power ! !
the extension cord would have been a much easier option than the phone calls i made should have thought of that last week. Its sorted now anyway. I just can't belive how…