Building A New House
garage width and length?
Now I am thinking if I should have made the garage bigger...we do not need to store anything in it except cars due to the aforementioned 6x6mtr…
Building to lockup... Good idea????
Hi Milt !!!
There is no official requirement to complete an owner builders course in order to become an owner builder, in Victoria.
Have a look at the Building…
What is your favorite/best bit
A few really. Our high ceilings with lots of fancy plasterwork, (cornices, crowns, roses, arches, etc) Our bold colour schemes throughout our home,…
Best custom builder
We have been looking at a builder called New Dimension - they do project homes as well as true custom homes and everything in between. I haven't been able to find any…
Building in rural areas
Even though I am already builing, I was considering purchasing a cheap block up Healesville way (or closer to Marysville)
Would any project home builder build in that…
Rainwater tank in adelaide
We got ours from a local Ag shop (we are in the country). Ours are massive though, Team Poly ones, 22,000l each, so there probably isn't the demand for ones of our size as…
Jul 16, 2007 12:30 pm
You should give them a bank cheque once you are satisfied with everything concerning the construction.
I know of people who have held on to the final payment…
Colours, colours, colours....
Colours look brilliant Matt.
We had originally chosen a darker brown for the bedroom feature .... should have heard Dad's reaction when we told him!! Apparently he…
Jul 17, 2007 9:41 am
This is a common ploy by agents to get you to…
Our Pro Struct Home
You have 'disblogcom' instead of 'djsblogcom'
A tip, when you have your blog page open, highlight the address in…
First New Home in Logan
We had a P class (P=problem according to the building people) and we paid around $4,500 in site costs. majority of that was concrete piers.
Ours was a relatively flat…
Jul 18, 2007 9:12 am
Hometec and Carlisle Homes
Hmm, I am no bricklayer, but logic would suggest the issue was not caused by laying per say, but more by the way they mixed it. Maybe it was too…
Preparation – Tender Presentation
If they are smart, they would read the forum. On the other hand, it's probably pure chance!
PD want 3% at tender time. Work that out on a $250k house. Ouch!
It depends on what you mean by "building designer". My parents used a "designer" for their home - he is not trained as an architect - but came up with the…
Thanks for that report mollmart.
Yes, we think the Retreat is a great house as well and I look forward to hearing from you when you finally move in.
I used to work in…
Jul 19, 2007 9:57 am
Was waiting for a mirror joke...but the chandelier too...special!
We thought we were being cleaver putting the water pipe for fridge, I thought the fridge space was 900 but no forgot the plaster
Richards Homes - Qld
Does anyone have experience with Richards Homes. We are considering going with them when we build next year. We like the look of a couple of their designs.
What I did at one of my house was to build a lawn locker put down a concrete slab that when across the easement but the garden shed did go over the easement so only the…
Anyone used Fasham Johnson Homes?
Fasham was not previously listed on BB so unfortunately no reviews etc to help you. They have been added now though. Appears they are (or were) 'Fasham…
McDonald Jones Homes
The display village for a couple of homes are near Maitland (in Metford) the other display area is at Fern Bay (2 houses there) which is on the way to Nelson Bay, and…
Please help - Financier recommendations
I forwarded your post to a friend in Westpac working as home finance manager, here's her reply:
"Thank you for your email message. I feel so sorry to this person with…
Project home builder vs private builder??
Hi Sandra and Bernardo,
I am too in the process of building my house in Franklin. We are currently talking with four builders. Three of them have displays house. Have you…
Jul 23, 2007 12:46 pm
Bricks and render
If you are in SE melbourne let me know as I know of a house in our street with these bricks and it looks great
Sounds to me like your builder is not terribly flexible, its only electrical gear after all. Try what you suggested and contact the electrician doing the work and see what…
Jul 24, 2007 6:46 pm
external doors on media room
is the current window north/south or east/west facing?
if east/west i'd be inclined to remove the window completely and use 2x 600 or 900 windows (like the master…
Jul 25, 2007 12:21 pm
Exterior Render Colour
Thanks for your replies. I will check out colorbond and have a look at some display homes around Brissie.
Jul 25, 2007 6:48 pm