Building A New House
Recommended Melbourne Home Builders
Although many builders are yet to be reviewed, I thought the current top ranking builders on BB might provide some assistance to you:
PD Site costs
Thought I's share some good news for a change, as I've been pretty vocal with the bad stuff in the past.
We had our Tender appointment yesterday and our site costs came…
Just about to start
Please be careful with commonwealth bank with home loans we had a loan with them and we had to paid account fees on the weekly payment of $4.00 per week on top.we had a…
good advice stick to a bugdet and thing do you really need the extras do you really do the stack doors etc.My self I donnot get any extras in the home I am building only…
I know you have finished now and probably don't want to hear it but we went through Salisbury Bricks in S.A. and they had a few different cream bricks to choose…
Bedroom locations for young children
Something I see as being missed here is the emotional abandonment a young child (typically up to age 4) feels if it is seperated from it's mother.
There is a an…
They Have Finally Finished....
I'm not sure what happened to my photo's - they were here before! I'll post up some new ones next week when the roof is finished!
Tania - the 6 weeks was because the…
Colours - Kitchen, Bathroom & Walls!!!
lyn i have gone for wattyl chalk beigh as the main interior color for my house goes nice with greens and reds saw the color in the display house which i have chosen to…
Aug 26, 2007 11:58 pm
Need help with external colour schem
Our slab went down 06Aug and brickwork commenced last week and seems to be going up pretty quickly - we have 4 brickies doing the job so I dont think it will…
Site Cost Quote
Here are some info that i get (Canberra)
*For the H class in Canberra you are looking from 4500 to 7500 to have waffle pod slab. One builder give same price for M and H…
Aug 27, 2007 4:19 pm
Contact the HIA office in Canberra - they should have a list of recommended people
We got a "pre-plaster" inspection. We will get at least another on completion.
The overall assessment was that the frame was "of good quality". The list below…
Aug 28, 2007 11:32 pm
rates on vacant land
cardina shire council has just sent me my rates notice on my vacant block of land which will be built on soon. the land has been valued at $100.000 ..not alot for a block…
Aug 29, 2007 12:12 am
Cant say I noticed the dishwasher location. I am currently living in an old 50's original which includes original kitchen and oven. I have to say I thought I…
We have come to a cash settlement for variation. Not as much as I hoped, but its sorted.
I guess at the end of the day we need to get in house more than…
Building On The Boundary Line
In Sydney, council will inform all your neighbours about your application details before approval. If it's the same for your area, I think the neighbour probably forgotten…
Aug 31, 2007 9:37 am
For mine, the part at the front door where the button is, only run out of battery once in the past 2 years.
But the part at the back which creates the sound, uses 3 AA…
We're also going to build with M, after we went to PD and AVJ. Same with Tam, we were impressed with their display homes that we decided to have those timber/glass…
Thank you for your concerns Steve.
In fact we noticed a big dark area last night when we saw the block... appeared like the back fence was bashed!!! Decided not to pay…
Just read your thread...... and sent a link to a friend who is building with summit. I know things like this don't happen all the time, but it is better to be safe than…
Sep 07, 2007 10:42 am
Final Inclusion list and a quote
Thanks for the suggestions from all of you.
I am going to talk to the builder this saturday and sunday, and hope to get some explanation.
For the tile, the $40 i…
Sep 07, 2007 12:20 pm
Sep 07, 2007 12:31 pm
Our new pad !!
Do you have your own block of land, of you buy it from the builder? Are you happy with the builder so far? Have you upgraded your…
Clarendon Tender Report
Haven't signed yet. Have our re-tender appointment next week.
What inclusions does this $2999 promotion have?
Rebates on standard inclusions
I've come to the conclusion your going to get screwed no matter what you do or who you build with. It concerned me a lot to begin with but once you accept it things are a…
Sounds fair to me, I paid 3% of a approx total build cost, about $4.5k on a renovation
Being double storey it might be more expensive?
just thought I wouls share some progress with you all.
yesterday we spent 7 hours with the bricklayer marking out all of the walls on the concrete and…
Mek - we are putting a lowline tv unit along the wall underneath the window with a 3 seater chaise facing it. …
Sep 09, 2007 6:36 pm
A question for all.
Now onto the difficult one.
How many consultants are actually knowledgeable?
I refer to comments noted above regarding siting orientation. From my experience…
Custom Design Lowset
Nice design - and a very good price too. Well done.
I've seen prices of up to $20k per square - so this seems like very good value.
Normally builders will have promotion when business is not going well as expected...
Things might have changed, personal experience last year is, when compared with…
when do they do a curb???
The white pipe will most probably be an indicator pipe for the sewer connection.
over here in WA most estates i have seen the curbing goes in before the black top…
Henley in Melbourne
I've cut and paste a section I posted on a different thread here on **** and workmanship quality. Insist on the same quality as the display,…