Building A New House
I have a wood....ie
I went to your myspace last week and couldn't bring myself to click the XXX text link. It felt dirty!
Clarendon homes - Victoria
Clarendon assured me today that it's business as usual although they are excited about this announcement. Probably because they might hold some Investa shares.
24 cans of beer =
Good stuff, it's exciting isn't it! We are at the same stage as you.
Do you have to give out a slab of beer? We haven't
It's finally ours!!!!
Ohh very nice Amber!!
I love your other colour choices as well.
Can’t wait to see the final results!
As I have said before. It was nice to see someone sooo…
With our council (Bayside) we had to try hard and get the neighbours to sign off just to get to 7m setback from mandatory 9m. Radiculous if you ask me...
Site Costs with Henley
Doesn't look like anyone has posted for a while so I am unsure if this will help.
I also had a P site with an M-D slab, but as I built with a local builder I wasn't…
Standard builders Range
I can understand they need to limit their choices.
In my case at the selection I was told there was no other option even if I wanted to pay extra! and If I wanted to do…
Marshall Baker Homes ?
I am thinking of building a home with Marshall Baker and wanted to know what is the experience you have had or have with them. Just interested if they deliver what they…
Apr 23, 2007 9:42 pm
Sorry but unfortunately that's an area in which I do not have any expertise.
One thing though would be to get a second opinion. Earthworks companies or…
Soil Test Report
Go to the post "site cost with Henley" where is a lot about classification of the soil.
The choice is simple. You will save money and your slab with be normal - your…
Gateman III Electronic Door Lock
I also saw these... just read the site, and it comes to mind; what if i brought a butane torch and heated it to over 60°C? hell, in direct aussie…
Second opinion on soil test/site analysis
Has anyone sought a second opinion on their soil test and site analysis from one of the large building groups?
How would you go about this, how much is it likely to…
Heywood 25 Porter Davis
I haven't seen the kitchen in question, but in the Met...cons they seem to have the canopy range in the middle with 2 overhead cabinets either side... to me it looked like…
Driveway cross-over change, any advice
Yes, I am at Claremont Park. Thanks for the advice, it is appreciated.
I will get in touch with Villawood after Easter, I have found them good to deal with…
site costs with Premier builders
Hi everyone, we are new to the list.
We have found our dream house with Premier and are now planning to build on our block after demolition/relocation of the existing…
They are at it again!!!
See VCAT Daliy Law list for Wed 4 April 2007. Another victim.
When are they going to be stopped?
Good stuff - always interested in price lists. Seems to be quite a deal of variation (range) in prices here.
GST on building
Oh that makes me feel better, I was kind of worried as the quote didn't state anythign about gst! But what Casa said makes sense, gst inclusive unless it states…
Hope it goes well 3timesbuilder! Look forward to hearing all about it!
Porter Davis - Site Access
WoW! Usual 5 star standard today in Victoria or (normal minimum) is insulation in exterior walls and ceiling.Internal walls that is between…
Any feedback on Burbank
They forget to tell you guys that they have started building. But I'm definitely sure they won't foger to send you that invoice!
What is it?
I saw them in your blog, and assumed they were to hold up the plaster. I always thought they were called plaster holderupperers, rather and watchemecallits. I could…
I guess my point is that I don't have an issue paying for it, or having it - as long as it's serving it's purpose. Yes the council requires it, but I doubt the council is…
Negotiating with a Building Company
The cost of building is definitely going up, That's no rocket science. But as far as negotiating with companies goes, from my experience it's not possible. You can, as…
Feb 28, 2007 12:27 pm
A question about Retaining Walls...
I am new to the forum but have been a 'guest' for some time - reading all your helpful advice - so thank you!
We are almost finished building. Our…
porter davis structural changes
PD will not do structural changes after signing contract.
In fact you can be sitting there ready to sign the contract and they will not do structural…
Feb 13, 2007 5:54 pm
Raj, the long & the short of it is that if the stage IS completed then you will be in breach of the contract if you don't pay within the number of days stipulated in your…
Re the 5 star rating in Vic .. when you start upgrading features, just be very aware that a lot of things do effect the star rating. We got caught out big time…
Feb 08, 2007 11:16 am
House and Land Packages
We had friends who were looking at a house & land package with PD but I honestly couldn't see any advantage to it except you'd only have one lot of finance to deal…
Building a New House
We are planning to build our first house in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. We have looked at a few of the builders and we closing down onto three at the…
To build or not to build???
These look like nice homes. Are you based in Australia? Which state? What would something like the 4 bedroom Cape cost as presented on your web site…
Info regarding Henley Builders
Hi Best Builder,
We are building in a new suburb out on the North East of Melbourne. Initially the paperwork to get through all of the contract variations and planning…
How much research?
One thing someone was telling us recently was that if you want to vary something to the standard inclusions, eg the Taps, then often the builder only deals with certain…
Pre Contract Signing tips
We can add a couple of things to the list...
In relation to the electrical plan. Make sure that a few of the "100" people who look at it are actually electricians. …
Vandalism on building site
If I were your builder I would not touch the broken windows till just before you moved in.
No use fuelling the fire!
I can’t believe it… as a kid we got up to…
How many piers??
Why would PD do a second soil test ??
Where they unhappy with the first one ??
Why do they like the second one better than the first one ??
Moving the drivway location??
If it is a major consideration in the layout of your proposed home, discuss it with your local councils planning dep't before commiting yourself to any building co.
Positive Building Experiences
Zenithconstructions, I just love the colour of those kitchen cabinets in the October 5 post. I've been searching everywhere for a neutral colour which isn't just the…
Oct 17, 2006 11:55 pm
Energy Ratings for new homes
Mek, the print out is 4 pages. 1 page is a 'compliance report' which lists the critical features of the design. The owner & builder sign this to state there are no…
Using an agent to oversea the build
Hi all ,
Firstly I'd like to say that having stumbled across this forum, I think it's a great place for to centralise ideas/experiences realting to contruction.…
In the process of getting quotes for building a home in Victoria. Have been told by one builder that our quote also includes builder's insurance…