Building A New House
Our base price was $203k and we are at around $270k with site costs and extras. It all adds up but we are getting alot of extra stuff. This doesn't include carpet in…
Jul 01, 2015 8:20 am
Self installed soakwells in Perth
My builder give us an option to get the trader to install the soak well ourselves for $3586. We have to get rid off the excess sand our self or we can go with them for…
Jun 30, 2015 8:26 pm
Overheads are a little more expensive, I did these after handover myself though. You can save money by doing certain things yourself after.
HELP!!! Exterior Colours
The beauty of architectural elements are the ability to use character, details, texture and colors to showcase an era of your home that is unique to your home and…
Jun 30, 2015 4:17 pm
Insurance coverage for Demolition?
Thanks bluesteel. So you were confident your demo crew had sufficient insurance for everything else? The public liability risk with vacant land is a good point. Thanks
Always A Catch
Her story for not giving out an inclusions list was that 1: her boss was afraid it would be pased onto opposition companies and 2: Her boss…
Porter davis double the grant promotion
Just wanting to know if anyone has purchased a house and land package with porter davis homes under the double the grant promotion?
If so can you tell me where…
Jun 29, 2015 7:52 pm
My builder actually told me to have it prior to…
Jun 29, 2015 6:20 pm
Site works saga
Just an update.
Upon further inspection of the contract the flumed vent in the laundry is gone, as is the flumed exhaust fan in the guest…
Jun 29, 2015 4:14 pm
Independant Inspectors in Sydney NSW
I was speaking to Allworth builders for a tender quote and when I mentioned if we could have an independant inspector on site he thought my suggestion was ludicious.…
There are many Solutions for suspended slabs...More info required
Where are you building, House layout-> Supporting walls,Soil types-> Bearing capacity, Solid…
Jun 29, 2015 5:39 am
Could you save money and just upgrade the bricks in the facade?
GJ Gradner Bridgewater
Hi everyone - I am just interested if anyone has built the Bridgewater design from GJ Gardner and their experience ?
Building with Rawson
We added extra rooms to accommodate my father-in-law, so our upgrades came in at more than $100k but we are building a big house! Bricks are soooooo hard! We think we've…
True or False
We had to swallow 2 price increases...none of which were near financial year (Feb and Sept) but building materials going up...
when's handover???? - SOR WA
I guess I am on the lucky side.
I have a ridiculously uneven garage pelment,
I leak in the roof that is getting the entire bathroom soaked from…
It happens every day,
Just make sure you have it all listed on the Practical Completion certificate.
What is the best fill to use under slab?
No highly reactive fill not rubble or any loose material that will collapse during excavation and therefore lead to a change of footing type ie screw piles clean fill…
Jun 26, 2015 10:32 am
Building Issue - Smart Homes
Its amazing what you can get with a little negotiation. Be VERY polite and seek their help/assistance. Everyone loves being helpful.
opinions on which plan
The first plan definitely. In the second plan your Master Bed is about the size of a single bedroom. If you have kids, the amount of toys etc. is only going to grow…
3m x 3m should be adequate because a lot of people have only one child per room, and plenty are happy to encourage kids to live in living areas rather than individual…
Special conditions in your contract
After lengthy discussion with the builders we have decided to sign the contract with a small change to one of the special conditions but we will also get a property…
Heaps of threads on this so have a search I think living space is more important than bedroom size though so i'd probably leave it as is. Maybe if the robe is taking up…
Hi, i am currently building a house and am worried the bedroom sizes are too small.
What is concidered a small bedroom?
Bed 2 and 3 are 3000x3000 but bedroom 4 is…
Rubble trench foundations
Had anyone ever built a rubble trench foundation? It's an alternative type of foundation that is low-concrete and quite environmentally friendly. I am having difficulty…
Builder promotion - what should I choose?
Hard to say, until you can see what you can get at tender.
Do you want all of those things? They sound alright, and if you want them and know what you are getting then…
Jun 24, 2015 4:34 pm
Fence removal for builders access
It's not your issue. I'd politely tell the neighbours that you don't want to get involved. Tell them that it's not their problem either. The builder either needs to be…
Jun 23, 2015 10:28 pm
I will definitely go and have a look for these pegs!! Will let you know thanks!
Fence removal for builders access
Mind you - we built the fence and set up a temporary fence at the point we thought a garage might be. It worked well. The garage was built and we just finished the fence.