Building A New House
While we're still free to change things, can anyone see any issues with the layout that we may not have considered?
Regent Homes Adelaide
I feel your pain. I am glad it's not just us!
Their finished product looks great, but wow their administration pre-build is very unprofessional. I am not sure if this is…
Angle Vale Dechellis Custom Build
Good to hear it's progressing but disappointing for you that you are having so many issues.
I'll send you a PM if that's ok.
Jul 17, 2019 10:33 am
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…
How often do you visit your site?
I checked my site not long ago and i realized that these guys were slowing their work to make me pay more so i started going to the site atleast 3 times a week…
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 10:17 pm
Building with Madison Homes??
Madison homes has a bad reputation. The director is Rino Varsalona. I have seen numerous of his clients and have not had any good reports from any of them. I have seen…
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 8:19 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 12:15 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…
Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide
We are in the very early stages of looking at building with Kookaburra Homes, there aren't many reviews that I can find but it does seem like a lot 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 10:36 pm
Feb 20, 2019 1:17 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 10:32 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 12:49 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…
Valuation in Angle Vale, SA
Where abouts in Angle Vale are you building?
I am building in Angle Vale with Dechellis, building a house same living size for around 385k, it is 346square with garage…