Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
MattC
MattC
9 December 2014

Building with Granvue a review from start to finish

Building with Granvue a review from start to finish
VIC

Thought I would write a quick little piece on my views after just finishing our build with Granvue Homes. We had decided very early on that we liked the Emerald 29 from…

0
529
MattC
Dec 09, 2014 7:42 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
9 December 2014

Plumbing in wrong place

Plumbing in wrong place
WA
1, 2

Omg what was the outcome of this? Why on earth would a brick ice proceed to cover up the sewer point?

27
2095
Crazyk
Dec 09, 2014 7:21 pm
Crazyk
13Jack
13Jack
9 December 2014

looking for concretor recommendations!

looking for concretor recommendations!
VIC

can anybody recommend good concreter for me? I am in Plumpton 3335. Thanks.

0
178
13Jack
Dec 09, 2014 3:15 pm
firsttimer05
firsttimer05
9 December 2014

Our Nova Build by McDonald Jones Homes at Jordan Springs

Our Nova Build by McDonald Jones Homes at Jordan Springs
NSW

Put a deposit on land in Illoura today! Goodluck with your build the MJH's are great

5
892
firsttimer05
Dec 09, 2014 2:32 pm
julznjam
julznjam
9 December 2014

Is this PCI??!!

Is this PCI??!!
NSW

Thanks MyH1 & congrats on the keys! our pci went well & we get our keys on Wed 17th :-)

18
1415
julznjam
Dec 09, 2014 9:47 am
Sat_j
Sat_j
9 December 2014

need help with choosing builders in craigeburn

need help with choosing builders in craigeburn
VIC

Hi all, We have decided to build our first home ... We have been browsing around the display homes of big builders (metricon, porter davis, Carlisle, Henley, mainvue,…

0
143
Sat_j
Dec 09, 2014 7:51 am
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
9 December 2014

Best or Critical Stages for Building Inspection

Best or Critical Stages for Building Inspection
WA

+1 on the great resource from bashworth! I pre-read the document, so although I didn't use it from cover to cover during the actual PCI, I had a fair idea of what to look…

4
437
MyH1Login
Dec 09, 2014 12:54 am
MyH1Login
building inspector
building inspector
8 December 2014

Banksia Grove - Soakwell

Banksia Grove - Soakwell
WA

City of wanneroo does not allow stormwater to enter their drains. It is a requirement for you to contain the stormwater on your block (meaning it cannot disperse to your…

1
177
building inspector
Dec 08, 2014 9:07 pm
building inspector
archetto
archetto
8 December 2014

Help please - Ideas around main bathroom

Help please - Ideas around main bathroom
NSW

Can you put the shower where the bath is (a longer shower), move the toilet where the shower is now so it's hidden and put the back between the shower/toilet where the…

3
279
archetto
Dec 08, 2014 5:23 pm
archetto
BLM
BLM
8 December 2014

Allcastle homes grandworth Newbury mkll

Allcastle homes grandworth Newbury mkll
NSW

Hi Jgarcia, did you end up proceeding with Allcastle. I am building with Allcastle but on a vacant block. We are just waiting for our frame to go up. I can't help you with…

4
480
BLM
Dec 08, 2014 8:54 am
Marcia
Marcia
8 December 2014

Dale Alcock or RedInk?

Dale Alcock or RedInk?
WA

By the way, does anyone know any good brick paver for me to pave my driveway? Most of the people i contacted were saying my area, High Wycombe was…

16
1557
Marcia
Dec 08, 2014 12:44 am
Marcia
stelepe
stelepe
8 December 2014

Built more than once? Why did you build again?

Built more than once? Why did you build again?
WA

We are building for the second time. We wanted a bigger block and bigger house also. Our first house we built is what we could afford back then and this time around its…

6
674
stelepe
Dec 07, 2014 11:24 pm
trixee
trixee
7 December 2014

Redink: Luxury: Northam WA

Redink: Luxury: Northam WA
WA
1 ... 7, 8, 9

Its kinda become a privacy issue for us. I dont want everyone including randoms from my work knowing every detail about my house and life…

169
11686
trixee
Dec 07, 2014 8:36 pm
trixee
Reakelly
Reakelly
7 December 2014

Anyone Building in Mulgoa Rise 4C?

Anyone Building in Mulgoa Rise 4C?
NSW

Hi we have just purchased land on Bluestone Drive wondering if anyone else is in our street, building a single storey hoping to find out if anyone else is building single…

0
274
Reakelly
Dec 07, 2014 6:06 pm
MyH1Login
MyH1Login
7 December 2014

Tender help

Tender help
NSW

A separate list of standard inclusions will make up part of your complete contract so you're fine. The custom tender includes additionals and upgrades

10
799
MyH1Login
Dec 07, 2014 5:51 pm
MyH1Login
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
7 December 2014

Exterior house colours.

Exterior house colours.
VIC

You could find out the formulas from the painter which will give you the undertones, and decide your color from there. Always good to get some sample pots and paint them…

1
236
Treeseachanger
Dec 07, 2014 5:50 pm
Marcia
Marcia
7 December 2014

HGWA Della Vita tiles for Bathrooms

HGWA Della Vita tiles for Bathrooms
WA

I'd like to know too Dave. It's so hard to imagine what the tiles look like in a big expanse. We too are building with…

3
518
Marcia
Dec 07, 2014 12:36 pm
Marcia
KateTodd
KateTodd
6 December 2014

autocad or similar

autocad or similar
TAS

Not a problem! Look forward to seeing your build in the future :)

9
640
KateTodd
Dec 06, 2014 1:50 pm
KateTodd
noisuf
noisuf
6 December 2014

Recommendation for Alarm Pre-Wiring Installer in VIC East?

Recommendation for Alarm Pre-Wiring Installer in VIC East?
VIC

Hi Everyone, I would like recommendations for a good and reasonably priced alarm installer. If you're not ok to post, feel free to PM me. We are about to hit frame stage…

0
164
noisuf
Dec 06, 2014 9:23 am
AussieDreamin
AussieDreamin
6 December 2014

Aussie Dreamin in Banksia Grove

Aussie Dreamin in Banksia Grove
WA

Boom! Pre-start done, thanks Josie (Consultant) Everything was pretty straight forward since they don't give you much option or change from the standard, didn't feel it…

7
1342
AussieDreamin
Dec 06, 2014 12:40 am
TomCat
TomCat
5 December 2014

Land with slight slope Cut and fill Question

Land with slight slope Cut and fill Question
NSW

Hmm. I can only see a retaining wall solution. At the alfresco yes (maybe put some steps up to the top). Hopefully someone with more insight can give you some ideas :) The…

7
578
TomCat
Dec 05, 2014 7:29 pm
TomCat
Samara0412
Samara0412
5 December 2014

which supplier did you use?

which supplier did you use?
NSW

Hi, we have just completed our build with Clarendon. We used their supplier for floor tiling post handover (but wouldn't recommend as you don't know what tradie you will…

1
227
Samara0412
Dec 05, 2014 1:13 pm
Samara0412
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
5 December 2014

recommendation for retaining wall - sor perth

recommendation for retaining wall - sor perth
WA

Western Heritage Stonemasons Haven't used them myself but had a quote from them and they were nice to deal with. Saw their work on a neighbours property when we were in…

6
525
Dukecaddy
Dec 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Dukecaddy
ST13
ST13
4 December 2014

Heavy rain when waffles are down but slab not poured

Heavy rain when waffles are down but slab not poured

They did mine over two days due to the rain as well.. They poured all the piers\waffles and then we had 6 hours of rain... They finished it off the next day..

5
797
ST13
Dec 04, 2014 6:00 pm
3
536
MezariOz
Dec 04, 2014 11:49 am
steevo
steevo
4 December 2014

Slab requirements for lightweight cladding

Slab requirements for lightweight cladding
SA

fair point, one would assume brick would have a higher load rating then lightweight cladding on the slab, so would therefore require more substantial reinforcement?

5
380
steevo
Dec 04, 2014 10:21 am
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
4 December 2014

Help! How can I prevent tap being stolen?!

Help! How can I prevent tap being stolen?!
WA

Replace with poly fittings. I assume they are stealing these parts for their scrap value.

3
573
RuffTuff
Dec 04, 2014 8:46 am
RuffTuff
adamovie
adamovie
3 December 2014

Anyone building with Watersun Homes - Melbourne?

Anyone building with Watersun Homes - Melbourne?

Looking at Airlie with some changes... seems reasonable price...

10
1417
adamovie
Dec 03, 2014 10:39 pm
A_M_C
A_M_C
3 December 2014

My First Build - Siteworks costs blown out to $85k

My First Build - Siteworks costs blown out to $85k
WA

Hi foot-print, Thanks for your suggestions I will definitely look into them! At this point they have told me they must do the flooring or it is not classed as a complete…

8
641
A_M_C
Dec 03, 2014 9:55 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
3 December 2014

Boundary garage wall. please help...

Boundary garage wall. please help...
VIC

We are building with Henley. As part of the planning permit we will have to display a sign for 2 weeks at the front so residents have the opportunity to see our plans and…

4
423
jessicana10
Dec 03, 2014 9:42 pm
jessicana10
JPSydney
JPSydney
3 December 2014

Site Costs for Sloping Land?? Kellyville/Bella Vista

Site Costs for Sloping Land?? Kellyville/Bella Vista
NSW

If it is 2m/40m it is likely the building area of the house will be max 1-1.5m slope so the site costs are not likely to be extreme however the best thing to do would be…

1
261
JPSydney
Dec 03, 2014 1:25 pm
strawlizzy
strawlizzy
3 December 2014

Is this about average for council fee's when building?

Is this about average for council fee's when building?
SA

I've just done a costing up for the fees associated with building on a block I'm currently considering. It's on all town services and honestly I'm a little shocked at the…

0
106
strawlizzy
Dec 03, 2014 1:04 pm
jessicana10
jessicana10
3 December 2014

KDR - Planning permit with a town planner - advice please

KDR - Planning permit with a town planner - advice please
VIC

Has anyone who had done a KDR recently (preferably in VIC) had to get a planning permit first? We had our tender apt yesterday and were told before anything can proceed…

0
158
jessicana10
Dec 03, 2014 11:56 am
jessicana10
bavshan
bavshan
3 December 2014

Rawson - list of upgrades for display homes

Rawson - list of upgrades for display homes
NSW

Hi yes the upgrade lists are great make sure you get them, even from other houses. We put in the fireplace from another display home for the same price. They honor the…

20
2307
bavshan
Dec 03, 2014 6:11 am
bavshan
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 December 2014

Thermally Broken Windows - Special Offer

Thermally Broken Windows - Special Offer
VIC

Hi Doc, All sizes, they will be custom made. Limit is practical, from…

2
329
ECOECO
Dec 02, 2014 11:13 am
ECOECO
becksyfreemo
becksyfreemo
2 December 2014

Building the Lennox Design with Celebration Homes

Building the Lennox Design with Celebration Homes
WA

Hi Becksyfreemo - We went with the court. The lennox is actually the best value design on the market as it comes with carpets and tiles at…

6
855
becksyfreemo
Dec 02, 2014 10:57 am
Manu Dias
Manu Dias
2 December 2014

Marlo 4 - Plantation Homes

Marlo 4 - Plantation Homes
QLD

Hi, has anyone built a "marlo 4" from plantation homes? we just purchased a block of land and thinking of building a "marlo 4" any advice is much…

0
191
Manu Dias
Dec 02, 2014 7:00 am
Jye
Jye
2 December 2014

Harkaway homes

Harkaway homes
VIC

Hi, I'll be following this post closely as I'm wanting to build a Harkaway home in South Australia I was advised for a price indication of a Harkaway home at an early…

1
671
Jye
Dec 01, 2014 11:37 pm
chalky
chalky
1 December 2014

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer
WA

Hello vidy123 How is your project going? We are looking at building a SIPS home. I am keen to see how you are progressing.

2
297
chalky
Dec 01, 2014 9:44 pm
Manu Dias
Manu Dias
1 December 2014

Plantation: Marlo 4 | Gold Coast - Land Valuation Less?!

Plantation: Marlo 4 | Gold Coast - Land Valuation Less?!
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi TiredHalo, we just purchased a Marlo 4 from Plantation in Upper Coomera. Plantation didnt have any display homes similar to Marlo to show us. it would be awesome if…

57
6126
Manu Dias
Dec 01, 2014 7:38 pm
cayal
cayal
1 December 2014

Independent builder (Melbourne - Northern Suburbs)

Independent builder (Melbourne - Northern Suburbs)
VIC

Hi all, Today my girlfriend got blasted by the owner of the builder we were planning on building with for having the gall to enquire about our custom plans and the status…

0
184
cayal
Dec 01, 2014 7:21 pm
bnc
bnc
1 December 2014

Anyone else building a Porter Davis Newhaven 20, Advantage?

Anyone else building a Porter Davis Newhaven 20, Advantage?
VIC

Hi Dansarah and Hkhanum, We've not long signed up with Porter Davis for the Newhaven 20 too!! We have added the ensuite option and the alfresco and we've made a couple of…

3
826
bnc
Dec 01, 2014 7:11 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
1 December 2014

Building - Montgomery Homes - Flame Zone - Central Coast

Building - Montgomery Homes - Flame Zone - Central Coast
NSW

We were required to provide our own report. I had an independent that gave us FZ I then re did the report and had it down graded to BAL 40 also. I am a botanist so I think…

15
2202
ktotherose
Dec 01, 2014 4:14 pm
geneva
geneva
1 December 2014

Built / Building in the Wollongong / Illawarra Region?

Built / Building in the Wollongong / Illawarra Region?
NSW

has anyone had any experience with Nu-Era Homes? Bit hesitant to use them I've never seen them before

7
949
geneva
Dec 01, 2014 2:47 pm
Tristanium
Tristanium
1 December 2014

Fire wall zero lot house

Fire wall zero lot house
QLD

the building code requires buildings within a certain setback of boundary to be fire rated - to stop fire spreading between building too quickly. The cost of your fire…

1
275
Tristanium
Dec 01, 2014 11:45 am
Tristanium
building-expert
building-expert
1 December 2014

Do we need an independent building inspector?

Do we need an independent building inspector?
SA
1, 2

Your average project builder is not a premium builder and that is fine because you know you are not getting top job but there is one that pretends to be, advertises so and…

22
2616
building-expert
Dec 01, 2014 6:32 am
building-expert
Bel and Joe
Bel and Joe
1 December 2014

How long to Slab Down

How long to Slab Down
WA

Yeah 2 months seems a bit steep. Have you emailed your CLO or rang head office. We waited a long time but thats because we had issues with our block. The developers left a…

1
243
Bel and Joe
Nov 30, 2014 11:50 pm


Home Safety Store posted a promotion
3 months
20% Off Panacom 620FK B&W Video Intercom Flush Camera

Enjoy a 20% discount off the Panacom 620FK B&W Video Intercom Flush Camera. (End Of Line Product) Offer valid while stocks last.

More Info
Ends in 253 days
Browsing this forum

Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], SamanthaS, shokel1975 and 54 guests

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018