Building A New House
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 18, 2006 12:55 am
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…
cracks on new slab?
Just came back across this post. My apologies for bringing it up again to those not interested but there should be clarification for any future readers.
Have you spoken to the council, or has any applications been lodged. Get them and you should see what you are in for. If the owners come over when you are at your block,…
How many piers??
Why would PD do a second soil test ??
Where they unhappy with the first one ??
Why do they like the second one better than the first one ??
Vandalism on building site
If I were your builder I would not touch the broken windows till just before you moved in.
No use fuelling the fire!
I can’t believe it… as a kid we got up to…
Pre Contract Signing tips
We can add a couple of things to the list...
In relation to the electrical plan. Make sure that a few of the "100" people who look at it are actually electricians. …
Is this a sale tactic from AVJennings?
This is a very common sales tactic. These deals are always used to pressure you to commit by creating urgency to 'secure that great deal!'.
Never, ever get pressured by…
How much research?
One thing someone was telling us recently was that if you want to vary something to the standard inclusions, eg the Taps, then often the builder only deals with certain…
Info regarding Henley Builders
Hi Best Builder,
We are building in a new suburb out on the North East of Melbourne. Initially the paperwork to get through all of the contract variations and planning…
Alliance Homes - Any good?
Unfortunately we are yet to have any reviews on Alliance, but if you do decide to go with them it would be great to hear how they perform!
My suggestions for your render colour with the Dune roof.
1) Eaves – Dulux “Pearl Ash” P12.B1
2) Render - Dulux “Dreyfus” P12.B3
To build or not to build???
These look like nice homes. Are you based in Australia? Which state? What would something like the 4 bedroom Cape cost as presented on your web site…
Building a New House
We are planning to build our first house in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. We have looked at a few of the builders and we closing down onto three at the…
stay clear of that company there are so many stories about them.I will not say anything more about them.Many bad ones
Building site theft
Someone stole our air conditioning unit. And tried to take half our sliding door...maybe to replace half of the one they stole earlier (to match the window they also…
Soil tests ??
I got a soil test done through one builder with whom I am still having discussions re my home project. In the mean time I found a design from another builder, which…
Independant Building Inspections
There are less expensive options for building inspectors. We hired a building inspector to inspect 4 stages of the house construction (Slab down, Walls up, roof on and…
The minimum depth of the beams in a class H slab varies depending on the the construction type.
clad frame - 400mm
articulated masonry -…
House and Land Packages
We had friends who were looking at a house & land package with PD but I honestly couldn't see any advantage to it except you'd only have one lot of finance to deal…
Feature Walls Still Popular?
Hi Perthgirl. other half is a painter and suggests silk effects instead of suede as it looks the same but is more durable and use as a feature wall only and never on a…
Queensland planning process
Can anyone direct me to a decent explalnation of the Queensland planning process, I can find 200 page diatribes of the 2006 IPA, when all I need is an overview of what you…
Sounds like things are progressing well. It will be interesting to hear how you go over time. Sounds like you have reaslistic expectations and know the cost…
Good point Bestbuilder, One thing I probably neglected to mention is that most of our above comments was aproached by us as "cash" jobs conducted by us with the…
A compaction certificate is for fill on sites - sometimes required by councils on new subdivisions.
A Geotechnical firm will be able to provide the test & certificate.
Building a new house
Hi, we have just finished building with Perry Homes. All though construction, they were great! Excellent service and quality. The only downside is the slab construction.…
Help External Colour Ideas?
Looks like I’ve put a link in that wasn’t acceptable for the forum…sorry HomeOne!!!
Choose either of the window colours that will go with both brick and…
Hello jimbojimmyjames,(your mother named you that?)Termimesh is a brandname for a physical termite barrier.There are alot of different ones available (physical…
Feb 06, 2007 10:21 pm
Pulling out before tender.
Tough question, touchingcloth. But wouldn't that be dependant on the builder? And perhaps what it is exactly that you signed?
We also paid a $600…
Re the 5 star rating in Vic .. when you start upgrading features, just be very aware that a lot of things do effect the star rating. We got caught out big time…
Feb 08, 2007 12:16 pm
Raj, the long & the short of it is that if the stage IS completed then you will be in breach of the contract if you don't pay within the number of days stipulated in your…
Still debating... stumps or fill?
Clueless by my calculations around 300 cubic meters
If compacted sand is used you can fill up to 800mm without altering the site classification from what is was for the…
Specifying Cement Render - Perth
Not sure if this response is timely enough for you - this is my first post to the website and I have been reading some interesting comments. We have just…