Building A New House
Aug 14, 2009 1:21 pm
Building in North Lakes
We're not building with Clarendon either, but did look through the show home in North Lakes at the beginning of the year...
We are building in North Lakes -…
Thanks for your reply; it sounds encouraging. I am not a very good handy person, but would like to have a builder that allows me to bring my own tiles, floor,…
General Specification to Building
We are building in Kuringgai and as part of that we had to pay a levy to the council whereby they will repair any damage to the infrastructure up to that value. Our…
Any frame and truss factory will knock up what you need if you give them the plans
French or Swiss???
Re: Ebony Vs Slate Grey
Ebony solar reflectance is 5.1
Slate Grey solar reflectance is 12.7
Ebony Solar Absorptance is 94.9 ± 0.2
Slate Grey Solar Absorptance is 87.3 ±…
Newbie Question - site costs/soil tests
I found the PD salesperson near us was a great wealth of knowledge, he had been with the company for years and knew the area well enough to say the estates…
2nd fix carpentry progress claim
I suppose that you have a contract ,would it be best to read the contract and see what work should be copleted before you pay this installment…
time for cement slab to dry/cure?
Normally yes 5CU mtrs (if we need 5.4 we can sometimes get it in 1 load)
But the last load we would organise it to be at least 3.4cu mtrs.
Full accelerator, Hmmm ... we do…
What cost more? House or land?
809m2 land - $125,000.00
22 square house with all fittings inc driveway except air con, fancy light fittings, fences and window furnishings - $191,000.00
Is there a bolt missing here?
Yes unless the bottom of the stirrup is going to covered in a decent layer of concrete.
Also the existing dyna bolt looks to be yellow-zinc plated where it should be galvanised
Is it easy to add a gas point after handover?
If possible, i would try and add it during the build. PD charged $120 for the extra point. I'm sure you will be looking at a lot more than that to get a plumber out to do the same.
Hey guys, I am building with Ultimate homes in Ellenbrook... things have been progressing well with the house. I didn't know how to post pics before but i think i have…
HELP - Weakened Frame
I agree with borg, it shouldn't be a problem but a noggin on edge directly under the top plate wouldn't hurt
I am currently looking into soakwell installers or stormwater installers. Who installed your soakwells/stormwater? and did they do a…
Aug 17, 2009 2:37 pm
'Earth Kiss' Render
Thanks Stormy!! What good timing, eh?
I was hoping it would be a little darker then paperbark, as thats what we originally chose but we think it might be a little too…
They are so helpful.... we decided on our colours…
Interim Occupancy Certificate
Oh Judie that's horrible!! It definitely exists as it's discussed in the letter from my PCA. Can you go direct to the council for one…
Aug 17, 2009 9:26 pm
thanks for the feedback everyone. We ended signing up with Cosmopolitan homes - mainly because we are required to build a Cosmopolitan house on the block we picked - but…
well hubby and i could not agree antway decide to move wall plus add some wall down hall near bed 1 and have the kids computer in the rumpus in that new corner
First Build Help......Perth!
Another investment oppertunity is to buy an already built display home. If you look on all the builders websites you can see display homes for sale or ready built homes…
Footings too short? Should we be worried?
All sorted. Spoke to the engineer and the footings guy. The footings guy will dig out around and under the top slab bolt up some reinforcement rods into the existing slab…
Screen doors in Sydney
Hi Judie, We went with Elie Home Improvements. Fantastic customer service and the price was competitive. We had flyscreens and security doors done and are very happy with them all.
Aug 18, 2009 9:13 pm
$981 for 3 whirleybirds??
During our tender appointment it took our tender presenter 10 minutes to make changes to our tender document. It really doesn't take them long at all so I dont know why…
Aug 19, 2009 10:43 am
Fencing Question...Urgent Help Needed!!!
Hi all, have just starting going through the fencing drama's. Can anyone also give advice?
Our Estate says that we must have timber fences. I sent quotes out to our…
Aug 19, 2009 9:00 pm
Aug 19, 2009 10:05 pm
Gas Vent isn't close to Gas Point.
Oh really? They haven't put that in yet :/
It is in our dining room under a low window. I'm going to have to think hard for a piece of furniture to go there... I was…
Aug 19, 2009 10:38 pm
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Aug 20, 2009 10:05 am
Survey Peg missing due to developer
Thanks for all your suggestions. I really appreciate it!
I went to the block yesterday and tried locating all the pegs but to no avail. The back of the lot has lots of…
New Member - building costs in future.
I am building a 24sq incl garage and costing approx 6700 base price house, no site costs included or any promo deal, with these included it's $7600. I would like…