Building A New House
Things you forget - summary page 32
Nor have I.
I do know in my old house because the cold water pipes inside the ceiling were mounted high, and therefore closer to the zincalume roof,…
Building with Madison Homes??
Yes, I well remember the excellent thread you started that warned others about your builder's self admitted endemic non compliant box gutter drainage.
A new homeowner…
My husband and I have this week received full approval and successful valuation on our first home! Excited is an understatement.
We are building on a 375sqm…
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Description: Located in Amsterdam, this coffeeshop is relaxed and unpretentious, though it is by no means basic. Paintings and…
Slab levels: garage FL same like dwelling
I hope everything is going to be alright as I'm going through a big builder and they have engaged an enginner but if anyone has any comments on the plans or something I…
Help with Floor Plan
What is the orientation of the block OP?
The orientation of your home will play a huge part in the comfort of you home, & in the cost incurred for heating/cooling your…
Regent Homes Adelaide
Yes I agree once the contract is signed you won't hear or see David again. But we had one issue which the site supervisor wouldn't budge on and David did check it out and…
Custom build with Format Homes
Thanks for your thoughts, Callifo.
We haven't got our footings yet. +33% is a lot, it must've really been tough to get that to work in your budget. I hate having that…
Facade coming together 😍
Love the timber stain
Insulation is it worth upgrading???
Can I just jump in here a little bit, you mention ceiling insulation is where most gains are to be had, does this still apply for 2-story homes? I'm building a 2-story…
Custom build Format Homes SA
How did you find Format for pricing of the items in the contract that were made allocations at contract signing stage? I put in quite large allocations (sometimes double…
Fairmont Homes - Northridge Estate SA
We went with Vodafone NBN, as we were already dealing with them via oir postpaid plans. Apparently they are offeiring their highest tier plan on special for 6 months. We…
Jul 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Hickinbothan in freeling
Stiffened rafts are much better than waffle pods, but if 1m+ deep footings are still buried in reactive soil/clay, it will be a bit of a concern. In NSW they use piering a…
Metricon Franklin - SA (Moved)
Was there anything you wished you’d changed but hadn’t? How are you going furnishing the place? Feel like I’m going to need a lot of new furniture lol
Metro Property Development SA
Definitely not normal for warped timber, not when you are spending so much money. I'm sure they wouldn't have that if they were building.
It was our…
Cannot believe how fast everything is coming together We have been locked out for over 3 weeks now
Quick Friday visits have proved well for us, tradies on site have…
Jun 01, 2019 9:19 am
Weeks Custom build - Virginia Grove - SA
If they can stay on track we will have about 2-3 weeks to move as our lease is paid to september anyway. ill be taking my time to move this time round for sure.
May 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Two Wells - Eden Estate
Soooo about the rain water tank... I'd say if you ever wanted to sell the house the tank would need to plumbed to the house. I don't think the council will come…
Am I being too fussy??
Thanks for your input and I’m glad to know it’s common so I think I’ll just leave it and keep a eye on it if they liquid nail and screw it in nice and tight I’ll…
Simonds Prague Modified SA
The place looks great. Thought I recognised the house in the back in the first photos. (Then was able to zoom in and see lot 140 on the sign)
We’re the other side of…
Termimesh installed correctly?
Mesh anti-termite material is stuck to vertical edge of your concrete slab, extended out under your brick-work - often at second course. Vital that external edge of your…
In my case the inspector and myself identified many defects which were reported to the builder. The builder ignored the report and sped up construction to claim the fixing…
Building new home
Builders position downpipes at the end of walls for aesthetics, not good design.
A hipped roof has small roof areas at the end of walls. When downpipes are positioned…
Distinctive Homes Adelaide
If you are building a custom 2 storey with Distinctive Homes, I would be very careful with your contracts. So many things going wrong. We are 18 months in and still at…
Wonder if anyone can offer their opinion or advice on weep holes above windows.
Our builder has filled in the weep holes above our front awning windows, looks…
Simonds Cleland in Adelaide
The Allendale is really nice! We chose the Springwood facade because we are going for a more coastal vibe - we love the old queenslander houses so the facade gave us a…
Feb 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Feb 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Hi Mally - I know it's a long time since your post but just wondered if anything came about from your interest in Rapidwall? Hope to hear back. Cheers
Feb 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Marraya paniculata. Has white flowers and produces a really nice fragrance. We have the option to use this as a hedge too later if we want.
Jan 23, 2019 1:49 am
Rear veranda finally done and thats pretty much done
Still have a few things left inside - finally started fixing my skirtings today and will be doing my touchup painting…