Building A New House
Taking advantage of the northern aspect
Won't really help much reflecting.
I suggest swapping your living with your master bedroom and removing Western window.
For your Master bedroom (after swap), you would…
we are not happy with were the quality finishes they did…
Jul 13, 2020 10:51 am
strata buildings owners facilitating DAs
The council won't approve anything bar a full scale DA wth all the required documents. You could engage a local architect or town planner and get them to do a preliminary…
Oakdale or Thirlmere??
I am in the midst of deciding whether to purchase land in Oakdale or Thirlmere. Does anyone have any pros or cons for building in either area?
Thank you in advance!
Landscaping or decking comes first
Normally all hardscaping (decking, paths, raised garden beds etc) is done first then landscaping last.
Just make sure any prelays are in place for electrical or water.
Hoping to get some advice.
We have a narrow block (7.620m) and plans to build a 3 bed, 2 bath single story house (with a width of 5.296) in Melbourne. Total…
New Home Builders Discussion Group
This was posted in a Facebook group titled "Metricon New Home Builders Discussion Group", by Nel Magtanum, and does raise some interesting questions! Maybe some of you…
KDR - How long settlement?
Hope your auction went well! I would definitely recommend a longer settlement period. We looked at display homes for a year, picked our top two builders, chose…
Pavilion, Casey fields.
Hi, I’m new to this site. We have a quote with Beachwood constructions, based in GC and your post came up. We’re you happy with them? Thanks in advance for your reply!
Eden Two Wells SA
Hi guys, new to the forum and am looking at building in Eden. We are awaiting the next land release and are looking at building with SA Housing...... just wondering if…
I believe with the tender you get 2 bathroom walls tiled, my recommendation would be to make sure the ensuite and main bathroom are tiled around completely...I will send…
Jul 08, 2020 5:06 pm
Never mind, after a few phone calls was advised this company went into liquidation
Building a Reverse Brick Veneer House
HI , just found your thread, did you eventually end up building RBV? we are close to starting our 2 storey in sydney, inclined towards RBV but barely any info..would…
Enclosing an alfresco
You can add it as a variation to the current build at considerable cost
or add it after handover, both will require a new DA and BA from the council
Mode Facade Vantage(Metricon) - Hebel
Shallow cavity is just for ventilation. Unlike in brick veneer situation, it is not used for water/moisture removal and hence, doesn't have to be deep enough.
I would like to hear if anyone ended up using this system
Jul 08, 2020 12:11 am
concrete home, sydney
You always give such sensible answers..thank you for sharing your knowledge...appreciate it.
hmm lots of thinking and reading to do..
Building with MgO Sulphate Board + Render
Yes, normally Rescom is supposed to be used indoors where chloride is not an issue.
Firecrunch are extremely expensive.
Considering you are planning to use it for…
Voyager Point - Heartwood
Is anyone still active on this thread? Just wondering what people's thoughts are on the latest DA?
DA-205/2020, can be found here:…
Increasing ceiling height
How much it would cost to increase first floor ceiling height from 2.44 to 2.59? Someone says that it would require a redesign , I am wondering about his words.
Hi did you end up finding a good builder?if yes could recommend us the builder please, we are planning a new build, 2 storey, in sydney, looking for a reasonable but…
Acceptable Slab class ?
They are not advising what is acceptable, they are implying that their standard pricing only allows for classifications A, S, M and H*.
You are correct that a…
Jul 07, 2020 3:06 pm
Getting FHOG and Homebuilder Grant Early
I want to build a home that will cost around $300k. I do not want to take any loan. I have personal finance in my bank up to $265000. I was wondering can I…
Tips for saving on home design?
Their “Archipalego” design is perfect for what I’m after with no changes - the first design I have found where I didn’t want to make any changes!
But yes, they…
Building Contract and Upgrades
We will be given a "draft contract" on July 27th, and if there is something that needs changing, then we can do it then (assuming a cost involved?). Still triple checking…
We are putting a track light in a wall batten that is positioned just under the balustrade on the wall of the void. The track will have 4 spotlights that can be adjusted…
Knock Down Rebuild with Metricon
We have signed up with Metricon for a knock down rebuild in inner south east Melbourne.
We have recently signed the prelim contract and will have our studio M /…
Jul 06, 2020 10:43 am
Jul 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Custom Floor Plan Feedback
Can someone please advise if they have come across smart lock for double entrance door. We are planning to have the double entry door but I am struggling to find a smart…
New build - provision for a gas fireplace.
We had a real flame landscape, in our last house which we loved, we were going to put in an Escea this house until we found the real flame landscape was being discontinued…
Distinctive Homes Adelaide
My son bought a distinctive house that was three years old. After a couple of months the walls and ceilings through the middle of the house started cracking and opening up…
Able to claim tax on Land Surveying?
This is definitely a question for your tax agent but from detail you’ve provided I’d say it’s a capital works and can be deducted but not all in one go (you have to…
Subdivision is a much more complicated process than just a straight knock down rebuild though.
For our knock down rebuild (Wollongong Council) we did separate…
GJ Gardner - Mandalay 298 - QLD
Not sure if you are still on here but I have just found your post.
I am building in Bundaberg and the Mandalay 298 has been suggested to me.
My must haves are 4…