Building A New House
Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD
We have recently got our Brisbane City Councils approvals through - all approved!
Our estate stated we needed to be 1.5 metres from all boundaries, with a 6 metre…
Jul 20, 2008 1:13 pm
Re-routing grey water????
Oznow - It's best to filter the water before you put it into a hose.
There are commercial options around or you could even use an old stocking .
Filtering it stops the…
Jul 20, 2008 5:05 pm
For TDL or any other engineery types.
Mmmm , Beginning to think I may follow Eager's lead on this and pull pin on the whole thing and revert to standard which is nothing out there at all.
I think they may…
Jul 20, 2008 6:47 pm
M3tric0n & Hebel
Yes me again. No personal experience. If you can't get any feedback from anyone, why don't you head around to the older displays that used Hebel. M or any…
Jul 20, 2008 7:22 pm
Underfloor or hydronic heating
We are having the panels. The size of the panel unit/s is determined by the room size and window size. So we have a range of sizes. To give you an idea our…
Carlisle Homes...it continues
Only 6 months! I still have a couple of maintenance jobs to be completed, one of which is quite a big job & I've just past the 12 month mark with C.H.
Cost of Render Facade?
Thanks for the feedback guys. Might see if I can find a reliable tradie in the area to get it done after handover. Looks great and completes the house facade - but is pricey.
Rehau plastic plumbing
Its meant to be good, but at the end o fthe day I don't think its much cheaper. What you save in piping you end up paying dor all of the proprietry fittings.
Jul 22, 2008 2:07 am
Update and possible problems
regarding the wet slab, may be check for a leak somewhere? Do you have a photo? If it's from somewhere underground then you could have a bigger problem...
If it still…
help with budgeting
What is the standard kitchen and bathroom package like? You may want to upgrade the benchtops now - it could be tricky to do later.
When it comes to extra costs - our…
Lightweight & Render vs Brick
i would be cautious of having colour mixed in to your render. its easy to pick out areas that are a few shades off, especially if some bits need touching up.
custom design bulider in Melbourne
We are doing the same research, just that we are now debating whether to go with a builder designer or architect. These are a few. They all should be able to help you with…
Jul 23, 2008 9:31 am
Opinions on ensuite/WIR plans?
This will make it hard for a towell rail and the toilet roll holder.
I put in a slider in the ensuite and now wish I hadn't.
Oh, come on now...
Poor adlse - I couldn't bare the waiting another four weeks and I'd just go the tree planting. Compensation would be good - but don't get your hopes set on it.
Hebel vs Blueboard vs Brick?
Rob, As per above, consider foam and concrete. There will be a house open in Adelaide on Sustainable house day that has used this technology. Owned and designed by a…
You know what I'm going to say - Post pics - then we can suggest
Jul 24, 2008 6:03 pm
Just bought a land = convancing?
Glad your worries were resolved. I know it can be a bit daunting at first!
If you're like a lot of us, you're doing this for the first time and there is A LOT of…
Jul 24, 2008 11:06 pm
Tree Root Barrier
Thank you so much for your prompt replies, all extremely informative and really appreciated!
I did forget to mention that because of our sloping block we will not be…
Very new...rock block?
This is our block which has a 'H' Class.
We also have some rocks and still waiting for our builder's cost on the extra piers
The neighbor has a bore because of…
NSW Basix & detention tanks...
Ancient Mariner - these costs are specific to Ku-ring-gai Council. They like to make you jump through flaming hoops! I feel the pain: I'm trying to jump them right now.
Jul 26, 2008 11:21 pm
Steep Site Costs
The shadecloth may be due to the proximity to the trainline - to prevent tools and objects falling onto the lines and tracks.
Hmmm... I never thought…
Our journey begins …
Congrats on your demolition, hope you were able to see it!
Your floor plans and elevation and mock up plans look fantastic!
I think its a great design especially…
All our sites costs were included, except for any slab variation, we allowed an extra $5,000 when we signed our contract. Our soil test showed we…
Well it has been a busy time in the past few months, but we recently attended our PCI, which was surpising given that the house…
Its stencilled concrete but I think it looks great.
The website our builder told us to look at for colour and pattern options was
Jul 29, 2008 10:24 am
Stormwater Drainage Certificate
Thanks for all your replies, our builder got a quote and it was fairly reasonable, so we went ahead -no markup either !
The engineers in their tender letter…
Jul 29, 2008 8:42 pm
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