Building A New House
Site Costs with Henley
Doesn't look like anyone has posted for a while so I am unsure if this will help.
I also had a P site with an M-D slab, but as I built with a local builder I wasn't…
Bit like confronting a sales person in a display on a crowded saturday morning.
Setback distances... council approvals
Thank you all.
Ray- I do remember your post explaining your situation which I think was valid reason. It is also clearly mentioned in the council's criteria. I am only…
With our council (Bayside) we had to try hard and get the neighbours to sign off just to get to 7m setback from mandatory 9m. Radiculous if you ask me...
May 21, 2007 8:14 pm
DESIGNING YOUR HOME
House was called HRMO house and the architect was Warwick O'Brien.
House is built into the side of a rocky hill and they ran the tubes under the house and…
Building a custom design
Here's a strategy I'm planning to use. I'm going to start by asking for a building to my design using the same fittings and finishes as a display home and…
May 23, 2007 12:13 am
Metric0n First Homes
Where is the background, I'm just really curious.
Sorry if I upset anyone.
We built with Henley and have been really happy.
We have decided to have a gate on that side of the house and we are going to lock it. hey, the fire dept consist of strong, muscly blokes, they…
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…