Building A New House
This week we had the upper floor plaster float done. There's quite a bit of drywall going in as well, so there are still a few bare walls.
Increased site costs
I just get a quotation from a builder this week. Building a single storey house in Melton south Melbourne. And fixed site cost is only $7190 plus local council & oh& s…
Jul 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Demolish & Build A New Home
Demo should cost between $15-20k in Perth. If you’re in an older area with overhead power then you’ll be required to do a power dome conversion, which is no longer…
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…
Pre Start has now been done and final selections have been chosen.
Biggest costly upgrades were:
Front door to Corinthian Blonde Oak AWO 5vg in 920. It will be stained…
WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
I found out that the company that makes that paint (Paint WA) has a shopfront in Claremont, so I'll be giving them a visit to grab some of their white set plaster sealer.…
Owner Supplied electrical points
Well they are not supplying the items, Just go through electrical plan & work out what is required. Make sure you specify correct wiring requirements for what your…
We built with HGWA and received our keys December 2017.
Mostly the house is great with very few problems.
However, our biggest regret (easy with hindsight) is…
HGWA in Calleya Estate
Yeah you are absolutely right. I am more than 2K already and I am sure it will go up again.
Jun 04, 2019 10:03 am
Individual Design - New Choice Homes
They have a maintenance guy that does a lots of the cosmetic things closer to handover, the trades only comeback if nes. I still sent anything we noticed just in case the…
KDR with Ross North - Perth WA
I agree with widening the entry. You need a minimum of 1400 width in an entry to not feel cramped. You won't feel the difference when parking your caravan, but you…
Hi Ben888, how does this new plan look? I got the builder modify the last one following some of your advice...
Firstly congrats on the pregnancy. I hope alls going well on that front with you.
I think our situation was quite similar, I'm expecting my little one end…
Apr 24, 2019 6:31 pm
B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design
We had to get DA for our 52.1% coverage in City of Bayswater. We also had a lesser setback than designated for an R25 zoning. They also stated the standard 60-90 day…
Modified Pemberton - Complete Homes
We really liked it.
It gives such a smooth rock hard surface. A lot smoother finish than the normal while set (our current house used white set and there’s plaster…
SIP PANEL BUILDING
Hahaha, not quite.
Hence this forum for people who would like advise on these matters of interest from people who have experienced it, or know ways around it. I'm from the…
Mar 01, 2019 1:04 am
Builders margin in Western Australia
No nothing to do with house size or value, it's more to do with what it is, high priced items (like Air Conditioning, landscaping, earthworks, swimming pools, retaining…
We've now been in our house in Rosehill 7 months and we LOVE living here
I feel like there's still a long list of things we need to finish off with the…
HGWA Della Vita Floor Tiles- Cleaning
An update on the crap HGWA tiles. So the tile cleaner fella came out and did a huge clean. And boy oh boy did those tiles look awesome! But two weeks later they looked…
Vision One Homes or Home Group WA
Sorry to hear that, we have had a very smooth build so far and all the staff we have dealt with have been fantastic. What spec items are they refusing to provide? I hope…
Feb 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Thanks both for the response - its allowed me to focus on the conduit only so fingers crossed the builder sees sense!
Custom Build with Summit Homes Perth
I'll be watching also, looks great. I'm going through a building broker in Perth and will post once we get started. 4x2 with theatre and double glazing.
Jan 25, 2019 11:20 pm
M class soil/clay and drainage
Thanks for the references Doozer, I'll get in touch with them. I'm trying to save on site works and am still getting quotes through a building broker at the moment,…
Jan 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Latest Update. We've been told we could have PCI by the end of the month :-D
Home Zone - Munster
jodyanne, we have recently signed up with HomeZone and we are blown away by the professionalism and honesty we have received so far from Martyn. How was your experience in…
Dishwasher Recess / Built-In
There is no big difference apart from 4-6 screws holding the integrated version to the rest of the cabinet but integrated/semi integrated will look a lot nicer. They are…
Hi I hope prestart goes okay for you, it’s such a full
On but fun day, I love our ashwood gloss cabinetry and I personally feel it goes really well with a Carrera…
We're currently building with Ross North (almost at lock up) and I'm concerned about the finish of our front porch roof (see image below).
I think it's called…