Building, Renovation & Maintenance
My wife and I are doing a knock-down and…
Jan 27, 2021 12:12 am
We are very close in signing up for a House and Land package with Champion homes and then I saw this thread. I wanted to know if people have the same experience of…
Site cost woodlea stage 45
Best thing to do would be to call Boutique/Carlisle ask them directly. Volume builders tend to be quote expensive for site costs even on flat blocks. Would need to know…
calculate fall and rough site cost
I'm no expert on building but from my understanding E means existing surface level so your block would have 1.97m of fall East to West. I believe BW and B will be the…
Dennis family: Ballarat
Anyone built with DFH lately in Ballarat? I'm a first home buyer and would greatly appreciate any info on their built quality, customer service, post construction…
Jan 26, 2021 10:05 pm
Drainage Point in a Charged System
The overflow pipe should be meshed either at the outlet (inefficient) or with the air gap product or similar fitting. The mesh is to prevent pests like rats and frogs…
Owner builder insurance
hi, you dont need owner builder insurance in nsw , it is not a legal requirement, and if you are owner building you will not have anyone on site but yourself.
Raft slab builders
I am looking for a builder who provides Raft slab as an option for building the houses. Most of the volume builders are providing concreted Waffle pods and not…
Water coming up near down pipe
It will take a while for the coloured water to infiltrate the present water.
This test is to try to localise the problem area. The plumber who said that the cam may not…
Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54
We are planning to build with UE as well, and were looking to add a 5th bedroom to the ground floor converting the theatre. However we were interested in…
I have a crawlspace underneath my house with wooden stumps. The house was built around the 1940. We've been having issues with water leaking into the crawlspace. I…
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Cooling water down pipe
Looks like black poly pipe. Bunnings has lots of sizes. Just measure the width and also how many threads per length sticking out.
Jan 26, 2021 7:45 pm
Redraw the plan submitted for DA
If the DA process is already underway and knowing that these days most are approved within 3 - 4 weeks, I'd let it run its course then simply do a variation to a consent (…
Yes, as per SaveH2O's second post. The weepholes are there to drain water that finds its way onto the inner surface of the external brickwork then falls down onto the DPC,…
What are/were your site costs in Perth?
How much did your site cost and how much was the area?
1) wafflepod or stiffened raft slab?
2) soil class?
3) sloping or flat site?
4) suburbs in perth?
Just for an idea…
Jan 26, 2021 5:35 pm
Tick Homes House & Land Package
Hey! We have settled on the land (Mernda Rise Stage 1) and have signed the building contract. So far so good, and no issues encountered as of yet! 😄
Building with Coral Homes
We are 2nd time building with Coral Homes. 1st time 7 years ago was a real challenge lots of issues with the build & aftercare process but was such a gorgeous home…
Views on Macarthur heights suburb
Campbelltown has changed over the last decade, a lot of the housing commision projects have been levelled to make way for new development. For the most part its a good…
I have plan to build a new home with Henley( Vienna28 ) would be appreciate feedback about this builder and Thanks in Advance
Hi All I and Dave , a newbie to the building thing.
I am planing to extend an old building that was dealt a nasty blow in a storm 9 months ago. The insurance has accepted…
Site has been prepped and plumber + concreting has been booked
They’re apparently really busy at the moment, we hadn’t heard anything and didn’t…
All the Della Vita items have terrible warranty on them, tapware, basins etc. Compared to the more common known brands (have a look on various websites) I would be doing…
Cost plus contract exclusions
If it's a cost plus contract why would you exclude anything?
Do you have your finance in place as well? Banks don't like cost plus contracts and it's hard to get financial…
Help with bathroom layout
Hey Lemans, thanks for drawing up an alternative layout. I think that makes a lot of sense! Initially, I didn't think that was doable because I don't have a ceiling…
Onwards and upwards! I can now start to see the outline of how the building will look on the site. Happy with the posts/pillars which will eventually be white and have…
Jan 25, 2021 10:40 pm
Hi we have just moved in at start of January very happy with the build. But are soon to be new neighbours have started there build with ustlye homes and are at the slab…
Building with Metricon
I am new here, so excuse me for silly questions. We are in Sydney and finally decided to make deposit this week for Middleton 25.
Have anyone build…
Rafay - your best bet is to get local quotes for waffle slabs and raft slabs as a m2 rate, and see what the differences are.
Building is not difficult at all once you…
Mitsubishi Heavy Ind - Avanti 2.5kw
Had my brand new split aircon system installed about a month ago. Everything is going ok but I realised a problem when I have the fan speed set to the lowest…
HGWA - Madora Bay
None were in he builders range, we will find out the variances in a couple of days 😬
Narrow Upstairs Windows
Yes quite normal and nothing new, same windows in my current house built 25 yrs ago. I really like them because they are closer to the eaves and during a storm can be…
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
Great to hear from you. What a great project you are taking on. I have friends in Canberra who did a wonderful extension and reno on an older govvie (wooden)…