Building, Renovation & Maintenance
First time builders- pit falls.
Hi all, wish I’d found this forum earlier. I’ve owned a few homes but this is the first build. Build hasn’t even started yet but I’ll never do it…
Dec 06, 2021 7:34 pm
Unfortunately your in a pretty common situation,get sweet talked from sales persons whom won't accurately represent your experience coming and at a minimum feel like u…
Dec 06, 2021 7:04 pm
I'm building a home studio myself (no previous construction experience) based on a design from a draftsman. I worked quite a bit out for myself, but I have a…
Damage to flooring - liabilities and costs
Firstly, I doubt that would be the case if it can be proven they were fully informed and signed the contract understanding what they were signing. Secondly, legal action…
My building progress
So this is my first ever build and home. The builder is SJD homes and I'm building in country Victoria, near Warragul.
Thought I would share the progress of my build with…
I believe that the overflow is more efficient than normal by virtue of the nearby sealed inlet restrictting a vortex forming.
I suggest as a first step you phone…
Turns out, that isn't the end of that. They've directed me to a clause in the contract:
Note: Pursuant to Contract Clause 10.2, the Owners acknowledge that they are…
Problems with Masterton Homes
What Joker said.
It's 'funny' and I think Masterton , Mojo and a handful of others epitomize this - they present themselves as the "experts" who will take care of…
Fixed Price Contract
I'm new to this forum and building, so please forgive me if my questions are silly.
We signed a building contract late August, we kept getting told by the building…
Pre final inspection-outstanding
In my 55 years of experience as a builder and 17 years as a building consultant I have seen lot of good work and a lot of bad work so I am not easily…
Building house in stages?
Thanks for the response. You're exactly right. Not many builders wanted to give quotes on some selected stages by owners to build. So I went on with the owner-builder…
Thomas archer custom build
Hi there. We are are using TA but only made some small changes to their Nouveau design, however I think we are in the same boat. We paid our deposit 6 months ago and when…
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021
Hi Sminters. So have you just received these plans? We paid our first deposit mid march and got our plans late July. We have made some small changes (widen garage, widen…
Paving over earth and concrete.
#unanswered - can anyone advise me on if this would be OK? Keen to get sorted before Christmas if possible so need to understand any considerations for the paving aspect.
MoveHomes WA - Reviews?
Has anyone built with MoveHomes WA who are part of the Prime Group WA - Can't find any reviews about them except google. and facebook..no product reviews like other builders.
Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2
I am new here and first time contemplating a Knock Down Rebuild. We have decided on the Eden Brae Marina 42 MK2 as it fits our land and will meet our current and…
My experience buying windows in China
Spot on,I'm a decade's long retail clothing owner and deal with wholesalers, manufacturers weekly and to get high quality from China always involves checks and balances…
Dec 05, 2021 6:11 pm
Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor
Go onto your councils website under development application or maybe planning and have a look at the requirements for overlooking etc. Failing that take your plans into…
Comment on Price Estimate
I noticed the Baw Baw levy and the diagram of your house.
I'm building in Baw Baw Shire as well. Any chance yours is in a new estate?
I thought as well but the close up photo shows wood savings. Wonder if it's board with shavings glued on?
Building on a slope
Hi all. I've just had my first look at our part way built house (frame up and no roof). We're on a steep slope facing out to Bruny Island so plus is the views from the…
Masterton - Westwood
Pre construction starts when the contract is signed.
We signed the tender (deposit) 20th March and contract 20th May
Bosch Alarm 3000 Mobile phone alert
The problem is, whenever I arm the alarm, I start getting phone call from the alarm as soon as it's finished arming and it keeps calling my phone whenever I decline the…
Retaining wall to start on Monday
7 Months, No Brickie!
It's all too common right now in WA, most especially if you're with a BGC company, soon enough they'll probably issue you a price increase as well if you're extra lucky!
Dec 03, 2021 7:52 pm
Simonds Gallery prices
Hoping to start our home building journey soon! We have a bit of a tight budget and have found Simonds is fitting our budget and needs the most.
I have factored…
In your council specifications it needs to be a H2 slab or better due to mine subsidence.
There are two private FB groups where you can find a whole lot more info…