Building A New House
How does a parapet wall help with building height?
Thanks for that! Yes, you were right. They drew us a diagram and helped clear things up!
Building with Clarendon - Private Building Inspector
Thanks so much for that info, very helpful.
Metricon Bentleigh 38 - Wollert VIC
Wow some time has passed, and had not bothered to keep this thread updated. Titling of my land occurred in Jun 2019 and site build started beginning of September. Metricon…
Slab levels: garage FL same like dwelling
I hope everything is going to be alright as I'm going through a big builder and they have engaged an enginner but if anyone has any comments on the plans or something I…
Concrete Crack Not to be Considered as Defects - DFH
Just on the insulation side of things, I can't remember the exact figures, but I went up one grade for the roof and got the entire roof area covered including the garage.…
Hi all, I am currently building a house and had the frame inspection last week. one thing pointed out was concrete blowout of the garage edge beam(adjoining neighbours…
Building Inspector Assistance via "Variation in Contract"?
VOs are a hot topic This is the Correct procedure for Structural VOs in Perth hth
Guiding instructions how to fit sunhoods and Wet Seal them t
Hi, I am in the process of planning for my new project home. I am looking at Options for having sunhoods supplied and fitted for my new home. I have found a supplier which…
Need some advice about building proposal
That's something I'm looking into atm. The property was bought before September 1985 so I'm curious if the sale would be exempt from CGT. Talking to a solicitor this week…
Advice needed re time from PCI to handover
Clause 21.3A of your Metricon HIA contract says you are obliged to make the final progress claim when practical completion is reached. Metricon’s terms require payment…
Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???
INSURANCE!!!!!!!! Unless you have it already covered in the build. Update all your new furniture, art, appliances etc. Contents!
Private inspections and progress payments
In Perth we don't have the regulatory stalemate legal frame work you have in the east Coast. Inspectors aren't Certified nor Qualified for alternate Solutions and builders…
Driveway and landscaping post handover
What do they mean by concrete underneath the decking? Do they mean concrete piles/ sonotubes as the deck foundation? Or fully concreting the whole area, as that would make…
Is it really - PGH Blue Steel Flash Brick ?
I remember when we chose our brick for our last house that we went around the brick centre and I really liked one, but I didn't like the one next to it. They were…
Minimum requirement for internal concrete
Things like this are frustrating when you spend so much $ with them, that surely they could help you out. It may not be worth the hassle mate, I'd suggest $80-100 worth…
McDoanld Jones Homes - Cambridge (Newcastle, NSW)
Get as many quotes as possible. Get your own soil report/footings and contour report/features and floor plan to get quotes. For older areas a soil report ($300) is good…
Manhattan 21 heavily modified - Coral Homes
Any suggestions for plants for front of the house. Thinking of Cordylene at right corner , what goes well next to Cordylene? Not anything bushy. Less than Cordylene…
Porter Davis Summer Promotions- Is it too good to be true?
Hi Gee, Thank you for blog. It’s valuable advice. What is your opinion on the customer reviews of builders on the Productreview, google review and similar forums as…
Building with PD Homes, Recommendations?
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