Building, Renovation & Maintenance
My building progress
Love the record of details you keep as a reference, I'm going through a different process (owner-builder and no loans).
I'm keeping a brief timeline to highlight some…
Rawson Homes - General Thread
Rawson filed our DA with non-compliant slope for driveway. How can a big builder who have build thousands of homes with driveway can’t get it right?
Currently building ??
May I ask if that's due to special bricks in the order that takes time for production? Hope it's not the general issue with a shortage of laborers/materials. I've just…
The tiler did one angle above another. It's a bit hard to explain in words, so here's a picture.
There is a slight lip between the shower tile area and outside tile…
First time builders- pit falls.
Cheers and I agree with a lot of what you say. My contract says 20% builders margin. Whilst high I am happy to pay this. I’m not happy at between 50% and 200% though.…
DIY Retailing Wall
I am currently building a house and thinking to DIY the retaining wall after the handover. The wall is just over 1m at the highest point and is about 45m…
Building a Doulton in Geelong
It wasn't the best one to work with, due to the double easements and slope which restricted the build size and options, but because the three houses at the back have…
Como Homes, Inspired homes and Oak Living
Thank you for responding so quickly. This makes us feel a lot better about things especially when we had such an uneasy feeling about the whole “inspired…
Velux skylights facing East
I think from memory, Velux only do the internal shade screens. External are from third party suppliers. I gave a mate of mine a hand to install an external motorised shade…
Choosing home builders
I honestly think it is a much of a muchness. You will always hear good and bad about all builders. Go with the plan you love.
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Hi all, looking for builder recommendation for two double story townhouse development in Melbourne eastern suburbs. I think I can't go to volume builder as we have custom…
Dec 07, 2021 12:05 am
Wet roof insulation
I am in the process of building a 3 bedroom house. The roof is corrugated iron. The roof maintenance contractor installed the insulation then the corrugated iron but…
Thomas Archer Hue 44 Bayside Build - 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm late to the party and our build is already complete. I'm just finally getting around to documenting to share with others. It does…
MoveHomes WA - Reviews?
Might want to look at a Facebook group called $honkybuilderswa (with an S not a $) I think there might be a few things there on them.
Noticed my new slab wasnt straight and had crumbling edges. 3 weeks later it crumbles at the edges as you touch it.
I raised my concerns with builder, they advised…
I have been trying to get answers regarding the condition of my slab. It has many faults that will get inspected at frame stage but as my house is a zero lot…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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