Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Soil type is S/P not sure what's the slap type though. Ground movements in order of 10mm to 20mm.
Cost Variations post Quote
Youre right, the sealed system sounds like a charged system, but $8k and then $3k for the tank WTF???
You can do your entire external drainage for $8-10k. A charged…
So we're up to week 7 of our build and have most of the ground floor frame up and some of the sliding doors and windows in. Received a call from our S/S (1st time he'd…
Wow, that gives it a totally different look.
Best of luck with your build.
Jul 22, 2019 9:52 am
Yes our house was completed after year. Overall I'm happy with the house but there are outstanding issues still. They had to pay me a penalty as they exceeded the…
When you take items out of the contract the builder keeps the profit margin..why bother you aren't saving anything?
Have everything included that you can afford, compare…
Raising Ceiling Height
Hi Amilelka, I also have the same thoughts but heating and cooling another 300mm along with the construction cost will be another cost blow out as well. Will still…
Jul 22, 2019 4:58 am
Can someone tell me what this ceiling vent is called and what it's for ? I can't find the technical name for it ? How many is required in a home and normally where…
Jul 21, 2019 11:49 pm
While we're still free to change things, can anyone see any issues with the layout that we may not have considered?
Knock Down Rebuild - Doulton 57 Classique
I will also build with metricon classique facade. I am just wondering when you upgrade the first floor to 2.7m high, do we need to upgrade the facade timber window to be…
Elara Homes / formerly Aaron j Homes
My husband and I are currently building with Elara Homes in West Gippsland and we have only positive feedback about them. The build quality is excellent and their…
Experience with Bradford Homes SA
Hi Suez82, We are with Bradford Homes though haven’t sign any contract yet...just like you, im also looking for other people’s experience.
Hi Building experts.
I am wondering what I've done wrong to have the mortar in my steps match the house light grey
I'm not sure what the mix they used in the wall was…
Jul 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Getting back to your original paint issue, if you can see the RGB values of the Snowdrift, the red is the dominant colour which gives it the warmth (or beige look as you…
Ceaserstone fresh concrete?
Do you have any photos of your finished kitchen, we are looking at doing fresh concrete bench tops with classic white shaker profile cupboards.
Thanks. The contractor has asked for a $800 deposit. He has told me that he is not a builder but a carpenter and that a building permit issued by the council is not…
Structural Plans information please
For a build on classified "E" soil but should have been "P" then 32MPa should have been recommended? I'm in the process of trying to chase up the bore logs if the…
2 entry point for bathroom?
And by pullout desk, I was thinking you could have a regular desk on wheels fitting just underneath your built in bench. (Ikea sell separate desk tops, legs and wheels…
We recently put our rmax boards on the upper floor with battens - had to make sure that the battens were laser installed to ensure that they were dead straight. Next steps…
Boston 42 with Clarendon
I'm building in Epping. We haven't signed contract yet so can't help you with that one! Please let me know how you go!
This is actually a kitchen tap but this seemed like the best place to ask.
I have a dripping single lever mixer tap, so thought I would change the…
New build - cost to extend the room size
Thank you both! Seems like not a really huge amount so I like to consider this extension option. I was worried to ask the builder as I was thinking the cost might be…
Clarendon Boston 35
Hi All, I am building Boston 35 with Clarendon and wanted to share ideas and learnings with folks having exp. with Clarend on.
My Journey so far:
17/06/19 - $1000…
Difficult to take photos with the scaffolding up. But I had a go. They put the wrong shaped decorative vent on so we have to wait for that to be delivered to continue on.…
west facing windows in Perth and the heat
Great post by arcadelt, agree with everything they've said.
OP, good to see you've been looking through the Your Home website. It's extremely useful.
I'd recommend that…
New home build - Custom Design WA
I've never heard about those air circulation systems, I might look into them.
When we did our aircon plans we were concerned about it being difficult to heat such a…
Our McDonald Jones Bronte Build
Our journey continues.
Haven’t posted in a while as not a lot happening whilst we go back and forth with plans and changes.
For the most part the process has…