Building A New House
Hi Everyone, been awesome checking out all your builds with Ben Trager to get a good idea of the finishes.
This is my second build and we chose Ben Trager Homes as their…
Custom home build with Wincrest
- Extend the laundry area and split out the bathroom (to the eastern side)
- Move the garage access door to the laundry(?)
- Switch the lounge and the…
Turnkey Simonds Homes Precinct
Yes the will be the second house we have build. I really love not having to go through all those choices. We didn't get to pick the facade which is okay as it is…
Planning Approval in Hume??
I rang Hume Council and they told me that a planning approval needs to be issued before a planning permit is obtained. However when I spoke to the Developer they told me…
Bricked - now stay away rain so we can get the roof on!
HIGH Elecrical Usage
We are experiencing what are very high electricity bills for us.
We are a two person household and our usage is higher than our suburbs average for a 4…
Rain. Neighbour. Adelaide build. HELP
Our broker actually required stormwater to be in the contract with the rest of the house build.
We also got told it couldn't be done until afterwards. So we get the…
Advise us on our new build
I like full render to house. But - that's me.
Agree with BW - always have more PPs - especially in ensuite - either end of bench. We have had some placed strategically…
This is our front elevation
Voyager Point - Heartwood
We are on Bullrush Crescent, but the top end - I take it you just brought the block near the bend?
I can confirm that VP does have gas and we are lucky enough to…
May 23, 2016 11:09 am
Help with house orientation
Having the living areas on the NW side with your wide verandah means they will be shaded without getting blasted by the hot summer sun. It does mean however, that there…
Question about KDR
When they dig up your old foundations the soil is disturbed and not "compacted" in the way the origional soil is. We had 59 concrete piers and some of our piers went down…
Dulux Wall Colours
So after changing my mind soooo many times - final colour choices are as follows....
Internal Walls: Dulux White Dune Quarter
Internal Skirtings, Architraves, Stairs and…
How often do you meet your SS?
We met ours right before we were handed over to construction. We were also able to contact him directly on his mobile & then arranged site meetings with him directly.
Thanks for all the fantastic responses. For me it would be an area utilised by my toddler & any future children. More as a dedicated toy storage/play area at this stage,…
Is anyone building with Hume Building?
We are first time home builders, building in Calderwood Valley. We are in the early stages of planning with Hume Building who have been amazing so far! Anyone else built…
inovor vinyl planks flooring
We are getting Polyflor Camaro Blond Oak loose lay vinyl planks which will be glued down.
We were told the following:
- No expansion joints
- No or minimal quadding
That may be true but the most important point is that you can make VCAT application, appear for yourself and support your claim with expert report and with your expert…
Botanic homes ... problem?
I'm Sarah from Busby Homes.
We have heard of the unfortunate situation Botanic Homes are going through, and have been contacted by a few of their current…
Anyone built in the FLAME ZONE??!!
Hello happy retirees!
The final decision comes down to your certifier. If you haven't got one yet, look around for those who have dealt with bushfire prone areas…
Anyone used Strongbuild?
This might be a bit late but anyhow...
We have used Strongbuild and it is one of the worst experiences in my life. They built our neighbours houses as well and we…
As anyone used these guys? Nothing really out there in terms of reviews, keen to hear of what the experience with them was like.
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Wattlewood Estate in Carrum Downs
Has anyone bought or have built in this estate? I've done a quick search and have not seen this estate mentioned. I've so far only heard significant delays in titling…
May 18, 2016 12:52 pm
Natural Quartz- Carrara -- Cost?
We are building with Masterton. Has anyone upgraded the island bench top and kitchen slab to Natural Quartz0 Carrara. If yes can you please provide a rough pricing.
Personally I think the simpler you keep it, the easier it is on the eye, and it doesn't date as quickly (my opinion!)
You have dark roof, dark bricks - without seeing a…
PGH Bricks in Stone
Has anyone built using PGH Bricks in Stone? I do have samples and I have seen only a couple of houses that have been built using this coloured brick and there seems to be…
Bayside Knockdown Rebuild
Demo company should provide you with a checklist of things you need to have done prior to demo work we used a company CDE developments and they were absolutely amazing and…
May 16, 2016 10:26 pm
Misinformation by sales rep
If you have in writing what you are saying then get your sales rep to include it for free of charge due to mistake on their part. Take it up to senior management if…
Elderton Homes - reviews and feedbacks
I will not recommend also. Takes 12 months and four supervisors. Brickwork is poor.
Would like to know how much time anyone had for their practical completion inspection.