Building A New House
buildaWindows Installed Before or After Rendered House?
24 June 2006
Yes, mandatory to install them first. Sometimes they are left out for a short time but only if the job has to continue and they are'nt ready from the manufacturer but a…
buildaAnyone building in the NSW Fairfield Council area???
14 July 2006
In Melbourne some councils charge an 'open air contribution' for unit developments which is supposed to pay to provide more public open space because you nasty developers…
28 July 2006
Hi Budwah, I hope this will help you (chapters 3 and 4). http://www.seav.sustainability.vic.gov. ... p#chapter3 Quick rules are: living areas to face north, bedrooms to…
Nervous 1st timerAdvise please - 2months to handover - what to start?
30 August 2006
Hi all, Michelle - thanks for your advise. I will have to decide on light fittings soon and get quotes from electricians. 3timesbuilda - thanks for your advise as…
buildaDo You need Plasterboard or plastering contractors??
1 September 2006
You should register on http://www.bangitup.com.au because the only people that call are the ones that want a plasterer. Fees for it are…
3timesbuildaDemolishing permit + building permit
7 September 2006
I have heard about this not needing a permit for certain developments such as decking. Can you point me in the right direction as to where I can research this further? Is…
ausdesignSecond house on the same block, what to do?
13 September 2006
Junk3569, this type of developement is very common & yes if you're not experienced in the building industry or source the correct advice there is a good chance of getting…
mekURGENT HELP REQUIRED PLEASE!! HERMITAGE HOMES
18 September 2006
You need to ask for what you want, and make everything clear, there's lots of room for misunderstanding and assumptions, especially when it comes to inclusions.
3timesbuildaBuilding prices / square in tassie
22 September 2006
Hi miagi, That seems quite steep per square - most project builders in melbourne seem to be in the $4500 to $6000 per square. They do of course have the luxury of bulk.…
Glint-BladesongTHEY PUT OUR SLAB IN THE WRONG SPOT!
16 October 2006
I'm sure its redundant information, but I'll say it anyway - Make notes about everything that is said, write it all down, log it with time and date and get everything you…
double07Extras for electrical - does this sound too high?
17 November 2006
Just for some closure on this thread. With negotiation with the builder we got this down to $2800 and they're throwing some extra light points and outdoor points in free…
MichelleRequesting advice on tile and grout colours
27 November 2006
My pleasure, and yes you have made the right decision on the grout, since your tiles are not a gloss white. If you though the grout issue was worrying wait till you…
Nervous 1st timerHas anyone had a building inspection done for a new home?
29 November 2006
Hi Bestbuilder, We were not going to get one, but someone suggested, so we ended up asking a friend who is a builder himself, to do a quick run through of the building…
sneakersssQuestions regarding Tender and Contract Appointments
2 December 2006
Care to share about who you built with and the issues your brother had with PD?
bunoluvasAdvice - Builder Delays - is there anything that can be done
6 December 2006
It also depends on what materials are being delayed. If it's something that can be bought by anyone off the street then you could ring around to check on availability. …
renomartIs this a sale tactic from AVJennings?
7 December 2006
This is a very common sales tactic. These deals are always used to pressure you to commit by creating urgency to 'secure that great deal!'. Never, ever get pressured by…
ausdesign2 storey house will possibly cause privacy issue
18 December 2006
The overlooking reg's cover a fair bit so a detailed reply will take too much but basically it covers overlooking to neighbouring habitable room windows …