Building A New House
anyone building an Illoura with PD? Or extended garage w/PD?
Haha no that is huge! I look forward to seeing…
1st Time Builders - Your best hint, tips etc..
Consider carefully any additional doors you might like on areas in the house later. If you can't afford to have the doors put on now at least get the framework put in for…
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?
No I am not, just think that this post has gone on for to long, and like most things we are only getting one side. We had a dispute similar to this years ago before …
Hey Nicola, I noticed both in your blog and your post in the Carinya thread that you had issues with the shower door being too close to the toilet. We are building the…
Carlisle or other: Variation after construction starts
We had a similar situation (timing-wise) with M3tricon when we wanted to add eaves to the rear of our property only days before the slab was due to be poured. Because we'd…
How to Best Manage a Builder once DA has been approved
The builder has to build per Australian Standards. Anything else would make them legally liable. Ideally your inspector should be certified, so that if the worse…
What does "fall protection" mean on a roofing quot
In vic on a single story home if there is clear ground min 2mtr from roof line railing does not have to be used. So you are allowed to fall…
What major inclusions/upgrade should be done by builders?
I always believe in having (if you are going concrete) the alfresco slab poured with the main house slab. Whilst it may cost more, the alfresco area is then crafted with…
Eaves as shading device for controlling Sun - Please Help.
Solar Tube lights...do they let alot of heat through...because ovbiously I wouldn't want that... The suggestion with the 45 degree window sounds good on the corner..I…
Is this a plumbling issue? please advise
We have a drain (100mm?) in the slab that aligns with the middle of a wall frame. It is the drain for the washbasin in the downstairs powder room (I keep calling it the…
Are PD going to be putting their prices up soon?
erinleigh, We signed up in April '08...since then the base price has gone up $8,000. We weren't ready to build straight away as our land wasn't released, so they gave us…
Clipsal Electricals appt - what to expect?
It depends on what you want in your home and do you watch TV. I have three kids with two off them watching TV and playing their Wii. For me it is a requirement. I am going…
Things we should / shouldnt cut from the house
The package we took has 4 bedroom,study and theatre. We added a rumpus room($10,000). If I can start again I would have added alfresco and pay extra for concrete slab…
Am I crazy? or was my builder trying to rip us off?
Thanks It's always good to hear the whole story from regulars here. Ed
Anyone built in "The Boulevard" in Parafield Garde
Hi Jevansent, Thanks for your response!! Great to hear that someone else is building in the Boulveard! Pretty much all the houses are up around our block... ours is…
Anyone used Tyrells quality control inspection?
We have a few issues on our build, so we're actually going to send off an email shortly to our CSR, asking whether T's has done any inspections. Don't know when we'll be…
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