Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Aug 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Quick update, did sign with Platinum but only lost about $15,000 worth of deposit and pre-planning expenses. We ended up getting the home built with a smaller WA…
Porter Davis homes
Oh yes if they stuff up they need to rectify it. They made a lot of mistakes with our build and I thought we were fairly understanding with it all. My point is that the…
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45
Yeah I’m hearing you. Our battle has been the weather. So hopefully once external is finished, it’s full steam ahead
Metricon Franklin 53 modified
Arden - Votivo 43
That is so exciting!! Feels so weird until they finally go in. No more ladders!
Aug 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Capped water point unusual cost ($5000)
Our builder advised they can't add a cold water point due to cross contamination, this makes it very difficult as the the toilets will be using grey water per council…
Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
Your responsible to pay for it. But it’s not thousands. No where near it. If it’s thousands it could be 2 things. 1 someone else is using the water. And 2 you have…
Your certifier is talking about construction certificate (CC).
But before CC you would need to receive DA or CDC first, which do not require owner builder permit, but do…
Door misalignment issue
If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…
Aug 15, 2018 2:04 pm
New Living Homes
Any one knows which company does the fly screen / security doors for New Living Homes?
Had our walk through yesterday. Was happy to meet our SS who seems really good. Roof was supposed to go on Monday but due to high winds they have been unable to do so -…
Insulating 7 Start + new house
Insulation products will only get you so far. The two key things are internal thermal mass and air leakage which will govern how effective your insulation is.
New Breeze, Bardia, Edmondson Park
We have a 300sqm smart living lot at Bardia. We have signed the contract with Everyday homes.
So far the process was smooth and good.
If anyone is interest send me a…
Greenvale Heritage Views
Hey everyone, i just wanted to say that im so sorry to hear about what is going on with stage 2. I spoke with the council and one of the senior subdivision engineers told…
Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am
Hi Cellco Welcome to the Forum
You will require an expert mechanical vibration Engineer
Where are you and what information do you have already?
15th August - Garage went in so at full lock up stage. Lower downpipes, painting and hopefully vanity delivery and potential install.
20th August - tiling wet areas…
We had a feature wall missing in one bathroom, the feature wall tiles on the wrong wall in the ensuite as well as the remainder of the ensuite being done in a…
Hairline Cracks and Sound from walls
100%, You could have aided the engineers report, had a solution and fix to the problem if you had collected the correct Photos and Data in the first instance. Engineering…
This is how your garage and portico should be finished
Hope these help
No I did that myself. I took lots of photos before the gyprock went up on the ceiling and so I knew exactly where the joists were and managed to get this screen within 2mm…
Building with Hall & Hart Homes
Can anyone please share what the kitchen selections appointment involves, what to take, what discussions you have etc? And if you’re doing a poly kitchen what colours…
Aug 15, 2018 6:35 am
Montgomery Homes - Upslope Block
Hi, I guess you have finished your build with Montgomery. How do you find them? Are you happy with the final product? Would you build with them again?
Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)
Sorry I was a bit vague in my reply above. The pooling air around your feet will occur only upstairs but is also dependent on the location of your return air grille. You…
Aug 15, 2018 12:09 am
Please help. Need advice
Yeah very true. Thank you so much for your input, it’s really helped. I just wanted to hear all this from a neutral and not just the sale pitch from supplier. What I…
Has anyone built with Hotondo?
Hi Happy Flower. I’m also having the same problemZ said they don’t do base prices as that’s never the cost of the build?! How am I suppose to compare if I don’t…
Aug 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Review talk about Flushing Toilet & Everything related to toilet we review products. We talk about what to buy & what not…
Stormwater Charged System Required?
yes, my calcs are the same, does not seem to require a charged system.
I have not been charged for the upgrade BTW, just don't see why it would be…