Building A New House
Zego (concrete blocks)
mmm... it does look interesting.. I am curious about it too.
The video on the site helped in expaining the system. Made it all look rather easy.
Apr 21, 2006 9:20 am
May 08, 2006 4:34 pm
Green smart house
G-B, my mistake, the website you mentioned is actually the main one where I got info from. Will read your blog when I can get a spare minute.
Hi davo, did you mean home that was removed somewhere else? If yes, I have a couple of companies jotted down (as we are trying to get rid of our house) so let me know if…
Jun 13, 2006 11:22 pm
Soil classification and implication
Great thanks for your response builda, No I haven't signed any building contract, so I am just tinkling between the ideas of getting it done myself, or squeeze a litte…
Hi all. Just thought I give you my experience. We signed up in October 2005 and will be moving in next week!!!! From the time we signed up in October, the slab wasn't…
Jul 11, 2006 9:34 pm
Insulation assistance ?
Builders ask me about doing the course and the time involved to do a rating and they have decided against doing the course because of the time it takes to do…
Block slope... the fun begins
With all due respect, this is not an option for the home handyman and if you don't know what you are doing then you are better off paying someone…
Yes, the hidden costs of building...welcome to my world! You could easily spend $10,000 for scaffold on a two storey 300 square metre home - that add up to an easy $33.00…
Building on the Mornington Peninsula
Hi King Leo (your royal highness ???),
If you require a few quotes from quality builders in your local area we can definately help! We have about 5 local builders down…
I would defiantly threaten legal action with these guys!
Even if you don’t go ahead it…it will tell them you mean business.
Look into the company see what you can…
Stumps or slab???
We have had the same dilema and decided to go with bearers and joists because we wanted a wooden floor and it allows us more flexibility. In the future should we…
Demolishing permit + building permit
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…
Full Brick Construction
Full brick is more expensive because:
a) Bricks are more expensive than timber
b) Brickies are more expensive laying brick-by-brick than carpenters erecting a pre-fab…
Sep 13, 2006 3:56 pm
In the process of getting quotes for building a home in Victoria. Have been told by one builder that our quote also includes builder's insurance…
Building prices / square in tassie
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.…
Using an agent to oversea the build
Hi all ,
Firstly I'd like to say that having stumbled across this forum, I think it's a great place for to centralise ideas/experiences realting to contruction.…
Sep 22, 2006 7:08 pm
Energy Ratings for new homes
Mek, the print out is 4 pages. 1 page is a 'compliance report' which lists the critical features of the design. The owner & builder sign this to state there are no…
Take my advice, take the plans to another builder and go with them, otherwise youre just going to have heaps of…
THEY PUT OUR SLAB IN THE WRONG SPOT!
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…
Bricking in Wet Weather??
Lack of work around, obviously your not in WA, it's taking 18months to build a single story house in WA.
Anyway, I used to brickies labourer, and they will lay bricks…
Positive Building Experiences
Zenithconstructions, I just love the colour of those kitchen cabinets in the October 5 post. I've been searching everywhere for a neutral colour which isn't just the…
Oct 17, 2006 11:55 pm
Moving the drivway location??
If it is a major consideration in the layout of your proposed home, discuss it with your local councils planning dep't before commiting yourself to any building co.
Anyway, we have just purchased a narrow lot, 450sq block - 12.1m wide - 37m length from road to rear boundary with great…
Exposed aggregrate driveway
A close friend and brillaint at his craft is going to be doing our driveway in exposed aggregate (once our piece of dirt beomes a titled piece of land!!!) He is based in…