Building A New House
painted out some Mallard Grey and it looks good, and have picked a couple of tan/beige/cream colours just not quite sure yet. Note the very tachnical names for the colours
I got all excited……I thought I might have had a good title for my next novel!!!!!
PURE EVIL…..after reading the posts…..I must admit, I have often thought about…
Home Design Software
I have been using this software for 2 years but have never experienced the problems you describe.
The undo feature is way to slow.
May 24, 2007 8:26 pm
after 6 months maintenance warranty
Here we are, 6 months after the handover our house.
So far we have just a few tiny little things to be fixed. We notified about them our builder and after…
It's finally ours!!!!
Ohh very nice Amber!!
I love your other colour choices as well.
Can’t wait to see the final results!
As I have said before. It was nice to see someone sooo…
GJ Gardener or Cavilier??
The present job is a Porter Davis...They say 20 weeks,but that gives them plenty of time to make haste slowly.
Our last house build was a Gardener.Just out of…
May 29, 2007 7:34 am
24 cans of beer =
Good stuff, it's exciting isn't it! We are at the same stage as you.
Do you have to give out a slab of beer? We haven't
Hardiplank or colorbond?
I'm new to this but have had a good read over many forum topics and think this is a fantastic help to new home builders - Cheers to all who contribute.
Roof sarking anyone?
Thank you all.
The builder has quoted 2,500 for the sarking.They will also be providing ceiling batts- R4 type as standard. we will go for it provided site costs do not…
FLY SCREENS - TACKY??
We got the stainless steel mesh security screens and they are brilliant. You don't feel like you're behind bars. The first time after they got fitted I opened my glass…
May 29, 2007 8:48 pm
At what stage can we move in?
Yeah, once c of o has been received, move straight on in.
Carpets or no carpets. Plaster only needs to be sealed with one coat of paint.
I wouldn't necessarily…
What are these for?
what you have is collars or a physical barrier to the pipes that protrude through the slab (they are placed on the pipes prior to the pour).
Many of the…
Clarendon homes - Victoria
Clarendon assured me today that it's business as usual although they are excited about this announcement. Probably because they might hold some Investa shares.
I was obsessed with the idea of building with shipping containers, but then realised our block just isn't big enough! There's some amazing design happening…
How to save from the start
There was a long discussion about the merits of different cornices back in February (titled 'square set cornices', in the Getting It Right section -…
I am in the final stage of building with Metricon and have had numerous problems. I storngly suggest you make sure they start within 21 days (I didnt and they ended up…
I have a wood....ie
I went to your myspace last week and couldn't bring myself to click the XXX text link. It felt dirty!
Single or Triple Phase Power
This is a newly developed residential area West of Melbourne, approx 30km from Melbourne. It has been cited as the fastest growing corridor in Victoria.…
Jun 04, 2007 10:34 am
We have a start date
We can certainly understand the pleasures of dealing with the good old S.O.Y.R!!
But time now for the exciting part!
no, just belongs to the water company....
we arent actually building over the easement, there will just be some fill over it as it is at the lower end of the block. The…
Garage Door Position
it seems to be common around where im building to just widen it out with wall and no window. (most of the time taking it to parapet) At our place thats what we have done,…
It's official - we're in our new house!!
The pink was chosen by my 10 year old daughter!! I am no fan of pink but I have actually becoming quite fond of her wall ). Her colour is Dulux Enhance.
Jun 07, 2007 11:54 am
building around sewer mains
My parents in law recently sold their house in Maroubra that was actually built over a main drain pipe. It ran right through the centre of the house front to back.
Piping depth - any experts out there?
I think Grime is on the money here.
It is located just off the base of the slab, behind the house, near the far left hand corner.
If the fill will be returned to that…
Apart from the cost aspect of it, double brick can also cause some dampness with the Melbourne climate.
Most double brick houses in Melbourne are old ones - very few…
External finishes - clad, Moroka
What are people using for their external finishes on their new homes?
Our covenant states:
"1. A range of external wall materials can be used, from masonry to…
Stamp Duty in Queensland
Someone told me that if you build within 12 months you get some of the duty back but a call to the state revenue office confirmed that this was not the case and from what…
Jun 13, 2007 6:14 pm
I will have the pre plaster inspection and possibly a handover. Kevin suggested the pre-plaster as the…
Measure from the inside or out?
I think it doesn't matter which way you used, the $/m2 thing is just a rough estimate.
Lots of things should also be considered, such as site cost, things builders…
Our Site Supervisor has QUIT!
Haven't start mine yet, but heard that most supervisors are quite forgetful and you have to keep reminding them things. Imagine how many construction sites they have to…
Why strengthening is required ?
That reference will normally be in regards to a timber subfloor construction where bearer & joist spans are calculaled to carry 'normal' floor live,dead & point…
Occupancy / Stormwater
Phew... I managed to get onto one of the city engineers and he said that we can move in before the stormwater, retaining wall and driveway is complete (as long as our…