Building A New House
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…
Do I have any realistic chance of finishing a house with a facade and base price of 230K for 300K in Sydney? Assuming site costs are reasonable - around 25K. …
Advice please on handover inspection
whether you build a house , get a shed put up , get a concrete driveway or whatever you can by law get your own inspections done by an engineer or structural inspector etc…
Nov 11, 2007 4:15 pm
What annoys Me
I agree with both Rod and Michelle.
I apologise for my inflamatory remark regarding The Stig's spelling. That was unjustified and uncalled for.
I think this thread…
Gavan and Shallala
Yes, possibly a lot more than 30 years. In-laws nearly built with them in the 70s before chosing a different builder at the last minute. Quite a few houses in their…
This is pretty normal I think.
Here is a pic of where my bifold door is (your sliding door is the standard) and it has a piece of wood above it…
Sececting a builder in Melbourne
Yes slon go for it .the Grandview by Metricon is a very nice house, saw it displayed and loved the floor plan and everything about it. I thought if i hadnt chosen PD…
Nov 11, 2007 11:43 pm
Carlisle Homes heading North
Hey Matt, seriously speaking....do they alter their plans? I like the single story layouts but would want to make a…
The Waffle Raft Slab System
i learnt to concrete on house slabs and commercial construction
waffle pods have several problems
1 - your slab is hollow under the pods , good place for rodents…