Building A New House
Will Metricon let you amend the width of a house?
in that event, have you already asked metricon whether their calcs apply to your lot? 1m is smaller than what we get around here, i think 1.25 is the min in our council.…
Firstyle Homes Grantham 37.5 - NSW build
We are planning to build with Firstyle homes (modified Grantham 37.5) and have paid a $1000 initial deposit for the soil test and survey. If anyone has built recently with…
Manufacturers of "security" doors in Australia
Is there a company in Australia that manufactures entrance doors that withstand an enthusiastic amateur equipped with Youtube, hand tools and angle grinder for >15…
Is there any major builder who can build till lockup stage?
Here's an example on increasing the brickwork costs on ceiling heights. 2c bricks are the most efficient, cost effective wall materials, Its the same labour price…
Damage inspection fee by Campbelltown council
Hi there, today i received a letter from Campbelltown council NSW, stated i have to pay $310 for damage inspection fee for new dwellings. Anyone paid this fee before? If…
Builder not able to build with fixed signed contract and ask
Able - yes, willing - big question
How to do pier and footing trench in sandy and loose soil si
are you planning to do it or your builder? the piers are screwed in with an auger on an excavator. The trench sides might get boxed
Metricon sending legal threats to members of Facebook page
Often the most effective way to get a company like Metricon to take action to address issues is to post politely and honestly online about your experiences with them. Much…
New build in progress, B A Murphy Liquidation
Hidden sales commissions have to be declared to purchases as there might well be a perceived conflict of interest with whatever advice you receive from them.. you need to…
New house design and void suggestions please
hi @, thanks again. It's good recommendation that to enclose the half of staircase for storage (i.e. 2nd flight of staircase). I'm incorporating that in our final design. Cheers.
Electrician has advised Abolishment of old electricity servi
I would contact energy Australia directly. The electricians conversation with whoever he spoke to is like hearsay. As far as the old meter reading goes, this is likely a…
Do we need shower door to comply with AS Standards ?
I'm pretty sure you only need a floor waste in the laundry, bathroom and ensuite (other than the shower recess) if there is no overflow on the vanity basin or trough, I…
Exciting Times KDR - Waldorf/Chatsworth Inspired Facade
All the rain and some mess up from the builders side, our build got delayed by months. We are now at the brick work finishing stage. Hopefully, it will be a smooth ride here on out
Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design
I stumbled across the Banksia design on the YourHome website too. It's 95% of what we were after. It's a simple plan, makes functional use of floor space, and has a…
Self Closing Glass Sliding Door leading onto pool - Options?
For self closing doors, we found this website: https://idealhardware.com.au/
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