Building A New House
Rex BannerBuilding in Canberra - Experience with Goldruby homes
1 July 2012
Hi everyone We have just made the (terrifying) decision to build a house in Canberra. We are leaning towards Goldruby homes as a builder and have been impressed so far by…
AnnieMAnyone built with Goldruby or Renaissance homes ACT?
25 June 2012
I built with Goldruby and I am extremely happy. Before finding Mathew Smith I was having great difficulty finding a good builder at a reasonable price. Someone mentioned…
HalfkastList of suppliers for building a new house
5 January 2012
Hi Guys, I'm from Canberra and am new to this forum so please do bare with me if these questions are silly or have already been posted before =) I'm building a new house…
kaBonnyCasey in the Capital - our first build PICS ADDED!
30 December 2011
Hi, We recently bought a land in Booner which is almost similar in shape and size as is yours, and we are currently looking for designer and builder to build the place for…
Darth Teddy BearG J Gardner head office steps up after franchise goes bust
30 November 2011
G'day Darth Teddy Bear, What is the latest with your house? Didn't appear to be going that well last May. I'm asking because I'm having a house…
Darth Teddy Bearretrospective home owners warranty
13 November 2011
Hi all, We had our original builder go into liquidation and we had another builder take over and the house is now finished and it is only now that we find out that they…
kytonBlack Windows and Tiles - a few concerns!
2 September 2011
We have black roof tiles and black aluminum windows / sliding doors on 3/4 of the house. Across the front which is also north facing we have decrowood aluminum to mimic…
JervisbayGood licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection
2 August 2011
Hi, You can visit Actpla in Dickson and request a list of licensed certifiers. Alternatively try this page http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/hir ... ional/list where…
jolesIn wall cistern systems - advice and where can I buy them?
21 June 2011
We'd have to go through the plaster. But there is no stud or anything in the way. The studs are sort of on the side of cistern if that makes sense. I'll have a look…
bonnerany one building house with Renaissance Homes in ACT ?
26 May 2011
Hi Is any one building house with Renaissance homes in ACT ? Any feedback reviews ? I am considering Renaissance homes.
hihilynGracious living, Deemro homes or Revolution homes?
25 May 2011
I am also looking to buy in Bonner as well, has anyone used Ruiz Construction?
katiehousedifferent site cost quotes and good canberra builder
14 December 2010
Thanks Kineso, That makes me feel better. Hopefully they will be able to do this battered cut thing. Sounds like its the cheaper option. good point about looking to see…
kelhow many days of rain before the frame is affected?
20 November 2010
I had the same concern earlier, my floor plates color went to black from blue. guess I passed that stage, make sure you get an independent inspection after bricks and roof…
Nathan Pearthelp with rooflines
21 October 2010
Hi, This is the firsttime I have tried to share a file like this, so here goes. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc3 ... ofHelp.jpg This is what your roof should…
mickeyb"Acrylic render" or cement render with "acrylic coating"???
26 April 2010
Hi guys just found this trend, Can anyone help me on this one? What's the diffrence between the two? Which one is less prone to crack?
kkattHavingfun - Sorbetto Brick pics - Roof is on (nearly)!!!!
10 December 2009
Hi everyone, Our brickies are almost done doing our house in sorbetto if anyone wants a stickie there are pics on my build thread.
painterThis painting quote must be a joke! Got a better one YAY! :)
11 October 2009
im a fully qualified painter/decorator with over 11 years experience, it does sound a bit too steep to me...the product is a bit more expensive to use, there is alot of…
jspitzAnyone heard of Dulux 'Bilby' and have any thoughts?
7 October 2009
Hi, we have used the Rameau color that is very similar to your choice. When we first saw it on our house it was quite striking and I wasn't sure if it was a too strong a…
Mark_ACTSearch for Good Builder in Canberra
25 September 2009
I don't know if you are still looking - I've only jsut stumbled across this forum. We have jsut moved into a new home in Franklin built by Vemira Design - very impressed…
BuildingACTWhat render colour with Ironstone roof? Best paint? Help!
3 September 2009
I love Cedar and dark greys together, maybe a lighter but not too light shade of grey. My daughter just painted a rendered wall with a Nippon paint…
buzzhavingfun - It's our turn!! Site cut today 15.6.09...pics
9 July 2009
Hi havingfun, how's it all going??? Would love to see some pics of your progress, I hope you've had some. buzz
BuildingACTLoad bearing capacity of timber floor joists..advice please!
28 June 2009
Thanks for the replies! I'll have to check with the company supplying the floor system about whether they're doubling up using LVL or not (the structural engineer…
BuildingACTBest insulation for double brick home in the ACT??
24 May 2009
Sorry if it seemed I was criticising your choice ... I agree brick does look good. I'm going down the building path soon, and can only afford…
BuildingACTSlab pour in a week - I'm going to forget something! Help!!!
6 May 2009
Wow! Guess I've thought of everything! haha If anyone does think of anything else I need to check/think about before or during the slab pour, please let me know!! Thanks!
BuildingACTHELP! Last minute plumbing decision: plastic or copper??
15 April 2009
Thanks for all the response everyone, really makes me feel a lot better to hear everyone else's experiences and thoughts! From the sounds of things and the research i've…
King willyWhat termite protection do i need & can i do it myself?
13 April 2009
Hi folks Ive had a play with DIY termitte treatments. I think you will find you will not get a warrenty if you DIY. You may have problems getting the product also, as…