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

Forum
Building A New House
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post

Home - Shipping container home or normal house?

Home - Shipping container home or normal house?
NSW

A friend of mine just finished an elaborate multi-level container home in the Gold Coast hinterland. Looks fabulous!

8
566
1960sModernistHome
Apr 29, 2017 8:47 pm
1960sModernistHome

Building with Valeco Homes

Building with Valeco Homes
QLD

Hi. I did end up building with valeco. About 2 weeks from moving in. We had a few problems with our build but it happens with every build its hard to be patient but it…

2
277
roosterman1984
Apr 29, 2017 5:59 pm
Gravy
Gravy
29 April

What builders have fixed price site costs?

What builders have fixed price site costs?
NSW

They ended up about a grand cheaper than us, identical blocks and theirs has a slightly bigger fall from front to back. We had a nice big vein of rock running diagonal…

15
725
Gravy
Apr 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Gravy
tdk14
tdk14
29 April

Impressions Build @ Ocean Road Estate

Impressions Build @ Ocean Road Estate
WA

How's it going harper? Love how your selections have turned out :) Are you all moved in yet?

7
519
tdk14
Apr 29, 2017 4:47 pm
tdk14

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

Deposits with Clarendon Homes

If the land isn't registered yet, is it part of a larger new estate? If so, they'll need to arrange estate building works (building roads, installing street lights, etc)…

4
206
Phoenix-ribber
Apr 29, 2017 3:59 pm
joamoa
joamoa
28 April

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade

KDR With Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 Mk1 - Majestic Facade
NSW
1 ... 4, 5, 6

We can only recommend our fencer but not our landscaper! Send me the fencers details please! I have called two of them And neither has responded!

119
5802
joamoa
Apr 28, 2017 10:35 pm

Roofing

Roofing

Hi friends, It is one of my greatest wish to build a house facing the beach. I was in search of a good place to build the house. Recently, I bought a property next to the…

0
114
Christianwelch
Apr 28, 2017 9:13 pm
gr8ly
gr8ly
28 April

Building with Valeco Homes Forest Ridge - Brampton

Building with Valeco Homes Forest Ridge - Brampton
QLD

Following :) im glad there are other Valeco people out there to compare notes... we are still at the finalising variations stage... communication hasn't been the best for…

2
105
gr8ly
Apr 28, 2017 8:13 pm
gr8ly
carzone
carzone
28 April

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Some of those joints are referred to as zipper joints where the bricks are cut to allow a window, granted not the most desirable outcome aesthetically but reastically a…

9
432
carzone
Apr 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Gravy
Gravy
28 April

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!

Cost of Raingarden- HELP!
VIC

OMG I would of had a stroke if the builder gave me a 33k variation. Would they allow you to get independent quotes from other contractors?

2
101
Gravy
Apr 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Gravy
8
236
zelda5
Apr 28, 2017 11:45 am
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 April

cloverlea retaining walls

cloverlea retaining walls
VIC

Hi, we are in Cloverlea, stage 2, but didn't have ret walls done by the estate, we have done ours ourselves. Maybe go and knock on the doors of some of the houses where…

2
136
TashPaul
Apr 28, 2017 9:31 am
TashPaul
televisi
televisi
28 April

Gutter installer - what to look for

Gutter installer - what to look for
VIC

Thanks for this, will definitely try this :)

4
129
televisi
Apr 28, 2017 9:23 am

Who is Building with Orion Homes

Who is Building with Orion Homes
VIC

Hi there, i am planing to go ahead with Orion homes. Please share your experience with them. Thanks

9
898
amitchoudhary
Apr 28, 2017 8:31 am
Winbrook
Winbrook
27 April

Lucas homes

Lucas homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

I have found him through facebook and then Linkedin. And he happens to work now for our Structural Engineer in Liverpool. Small World huh? Thanks for the info and hope…

47
2877
Winbrook
Apr 27, 2017 6:55 pm
santosh22us
santosh22us
27 April

The surrounds(Helensvale) Gold Coast

The surrounds(Helensvale) Gold Coast
QLD

Thought to start a thread for all of us building in the surrounds. Please contribute Thanks

0
62
santosh22us
Apr 27, 2017 6:50 pm
nickcampbel
nickcampbel
27 April

Please recommend good builders NOR

Please recommend good builders NOR
WA

We have used MyHomesWA for our first home. I was referred by one of my friend whose sister use to work there. I have heard that now they offer time bound construction…

2
75
nickcampbel
Apr 27, 2017 5:45 pm
em-n-craig
em-n-craig
27 April

Building a Daydream 32

Building a Daydream 32
QLD
1, 2

Looking forward to following your build and congrats

25
926
em-n-craig
Apr 27, 2017 4:57 pm
vandy
vandy
27 April

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI

Recommendations for Private Building inspector for PCI
NSW

Hi @bella Can you tell us if private inspector needs house plans variations list and electrical lan to check? Does he check every tap, power points, switches etc?

2
230
vandy
Apr 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Scott2233
Scott2233
27 April

Sovereign by Metricon

Sovereign by Metricon
VIC
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Not really , but what can I do .........

156
9935
Scott2233
Apr 27, 2017 2:51 pm
Kvav27
Kvav27
27 April

Riverstone Meadows Estate

Riverstone Meadows Estate
NSW
1, 2, 3

I have sent the request. Thanks Phil94

53
2788
Kvav27
Apr 27, 2017 2:47 pm
elieassi1992
elieassi1992
27 April

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone

Metricon - Savannah 40 - Adelaide Athelstone
SA

Yeah i'm trying to see if we can change some of the bottom facade to brick to break it up abit but I doubt they'll let us! Ah well, can't win them all.

5
237
elieassi1992
Apr 27, 2017 11:06 am
elieassi1992
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
27 April

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build

Henley Reserve Ivory 32 (Mainvue Homes) - Our first build
VIC
1, 2

Thanks! We are just hoping not to get a huge shock from our colour selections!

27
1532
stayxtrue
Apr 27, 2017 8:33 am
stayxtrue
aloenyx
aloenyx
26 April

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan

Mismatch between house plan and kitchen plan
NSW

I have a similar issue in the kitchen. I changed a section of bench to be 1500mm long instead of 1200mm, and I asked for the kitchen window to be extended to suit.. The…

10
263
aloenyx
Apr 26, 2017 5:58 pm
aloenyx
aaron_online
aaron_online
26 April

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..

Oran Park - 10f 10g release - rego done - next steps..
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi, Anyone building at mccormick/mccormcack st? I'm confused with the st name because our land contract of sale says Mc Cormick but for some odd reason the correct st…

521
18228
aaron_online
Apr 26, 2017 5:01 pm
AksayKumar
AksayKumar
26 April

AdenBrook homes Greater Sydney

AdenBrook homes Greater Sydney
SA

Thanks Mate... Till now it is all smooth for me as well. They are very prompt and responsive.

4
138
AksayKumar
Apr 26, 2017 4:31 pm

Anyone built using an architect?

Anyone built using an architect?
1, 2, 3

Ok I've had a more detailed look at your renders and here are a few ideas to reduce cost (some of them have already been mentioned by other posters) There are some huge…

48
2185
1960sModernistHome
Apr 26, 2017 4:28 pm
1960sModernistHome
bank
bank
26 April

Land loan & construction loan

Land loan & construction loan

In our case we put all we wanted to contribute into the land loan to keep it as small as possible and avoid LMI. Then when it came time for the construction loan we used…

18
867
bank
Apr 26, 2017 2:53 pm
bank
vandy
vandy
26 April

Who is building with Kurrajong Homes?

Who is building with Kurrajong Homes?
NSW
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Hi Lily123456 Do they email you the extension letter or was it by post? Thanks

374
10691
vandy
Apr 26, 2017 11:59 am
Oliver1989G
Oliver1989G
26 April

Village Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson Park

Village Square Stage 14 & 15 Edmondson Park
NSW
1 ... 25, 26, 27

Hi everyone, I am planning on putting concrete down the side of my house would anyone know if there are any restrictions in the area? I don't have my cert occupancy atm…

531
20984
Oliver1989G
Apr 26, 2017 9:37 am
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
26 April

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!

Fairmont Homes CustomKDR - Handover!
SA
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Ooh that gap would give me the heebie jeebies! I'm obsessed with potential places for snakes to hide It really sucks that you're having to pay out money to find…

488
20215
Marshall5858
Apr 26, 2017 7:25 am
em-n-craig
em-n-craig
25 April

Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)

Coral Homes - Manhattan Project (96 Days Build)
QLD
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Garage floor looks awesome, will be doing that when our place is finished.

133
5187
em-n-craig
Apr 25, 2017 9:49 pm
theshack
theshack
25 April

Reducing construction costs for custom build

Reducing construction costs for custom build
VIC

It did cross my mind briefly by my wife and I both work full time and our shack block is 90 minutes away so would make any site supervision difficult. I suspect the OB…

5
366
theshack
Apr 25, 2017 7:31 pm
400
19793
MrsPeabody
Apr 25, 2017 4:42 pm
vandy
vandy
25 April

Sliding Door Track rebates

Sliding Door Track rebates
QLD

Hi A similar thing has happened in our build. The construction is nearing completion and we noticed that the rebates haven't been made for our 6 slider door. The floor…

15
2107
vandy
Apr 25, 2017 3:59 pm
ecnal
ecnal
25 April

Overlooking requirements

Overlooking requirements
VIC

Regulations can be found here: http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... s-2006.pdf You are looking for regulation 419. As others have mentioned, the definition of a…

5
279
ecnal
Apr 25, 2017 3:09 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
25 April

Retaining Wall Issue

Retaining Wall Issue
NSW

It's to do with adding weight to a compromised structure. It's understandable that your builder doesn't want to continue until the area is retained and supported, but…

4
217
PVBuild
Apr 25, 2017 1:29 pm
Parabatzis
Parabatzis
25 April

8 (Eight) Homes

8 (Eight) Homes
VIC

Good to hear happy building. Would have to disagree looking at the standard inclusions is critical that's where they get you with the price people pay up to 30-40k extra…

5
450
Parabatzis
Apr 25, 2017 12:35 pm
ellen2017
ellen2017
25 April

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville
NSW

We have been told the land will be levelled as much as possible. I think best to be working with the slope of the block to cut cost, but yes very limited in terms of…

9
846
ellen2017
Apr 25, 2017 12:11 pm

Building with Inspired Homes

Building with Inspired Homes
VIC

I love their modular layouts and would be keen to hear from anyone who has previously or is currently building with them?

0
56
geminithinker
Apr 25, 2017 8:10 am
bencad
bencad
24 April

The Ponds - Lodore St Development

The Ponds - Lodore St Development
NSW

Hi.... Anyone building in the new El3ederton Homes Development in Lodore St, The ponds NSW? Would love to talk to anyone else caught up in the land registration delays?

0
25
bencad
Apr 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Jess_Flood
Jess_Flood
24 April

Home group wa Pre start

Home group wa Pre start
WA

Hey guys sorry I've been totally MIA i hadn't quite figured out how to use this thing haha. So just an update, we had our slab go down a week before Christmas last year…

13
892
Jess_Flood
Apr 24, 2017 1:56 pm
Denea
Denea
24 April

Building first home with Homestart in Brabham

Building first home with Homestart in Brabham
WA

Thanks Rabbitburrows. We're really excited. Can't wait to move in now 😊

13
373
Denea
Apr 24, 2017 12:27 pm
Denea


Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy
Professionals
Advertise
Contact Us

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 - 2017