Building, Renovation & Maintenance
Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor
When I signed the contract with the builder all the glasses on the 2nd story were plain glass. There were already two houses already built next to mine .Saying that…
Bathroom exhaust venting to laundry
I'm chasing the builder on the bathroom exhaust.... Might be an uphill battle on asking him to add a laundry exhaust as well.
Is annoying that they don't do it properly in…
Marks/discolouration on shower tiles?
Thanks for the response. I have left the shower unused for a week, with mains turned off (although did not drain the lines), and no change to the marks.
I have had one…
Building inspection stages
Your list is woefully inadequate
Who will check your site drainage and relationship of slab levels in relation to ground?
Who will check your contract adjustments at the end?
Put together this little tv unit for the kids retreat, so good that the kiddos have their own little area to chill out
Toilet Rough-in for Toto Neorest
Would be better if Japan wasn't so Xenophobic and just made all their cool gadgets available here, I marvel at the disconnect between the Panasonic Japan and Australian…
Undermount rangehood - Sirius vs Whispair
Hi. Thanks for the feedback. We did end up going with Whispair
Now simply need to make a choice between on-board or external motor. They said we can decide in the next…
😅😅 Cheers mate
Tbf I was hoping it was going to be a box gutter option (aesthetically more appealing I guess) but maybe it's a silver lining to have it this way…
I was just after some general information and some feedback based on experience on the general timeframes and stages to go from raw land to registration…
Nov 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Thomas Archer Bayside Build
I only had to sign a few documents relating to the installation of a gas meter with Origin - don't recall having to do it for electricity.
Hope this helps!
Has anyone done a recent price estimate with King? I was basically told prices have shot up 100-200k and I shouldnt waste my time doing a tender with them. Thats really…
With narrow blocks, it is usually stipulated by the developer which side you need to put your garage. Your house will have a build to boundary garage and so will the…
Nov 29, 2021 11:14 am
Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)
You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like…
Knock down rebuild - where to live?
Just to chime in - you can absolutely live in your granny flat - I am doing exactly that as I type! I just negotiated it with my builder.
In today’s market…
Nov 29, 2021 11:01 am
Just text me on 0431 712 792 and we will arrange a time to chat today
Eden Kellyville - 5&6 Kendall Place
Hi All, Was stage 2 released yet? It was supposed to be released this March, and then we were told it would happen in Oct. However, my block was not released yet. Was it…
Hot Water ECV keeps dripping
Hi, my hot water system (50L Dux Proflo) has an ECV (expansion control valve) that was fitted in 2019, ever since then it drips pretty much after every shower or usage of…
Hi , Has any one built Princess parrot with Eagle home? Are you happy with it ? If you build princess parrot please share your experience ? Anything that I need to know,…
Nov 28, 2021 11:25 pm
La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay
I think the waffle/raft debate is way oversimplified and people get confused. Some slabs are designed to be supported by direct contact with the soil underneath, and some…
Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.
I like to find the land before I get serious about talking to builders.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't visit a few show homes first to get an idea of what you want and…
Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ?
Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…
New to the forum and I am at wits end after building ineffective french drain today, plus no builder or plumber having a clue what to do. So let's try the Wisdom of the…
Building price increases
The first coherent response. Thanks.
However in my experience of vectorworks forums is that they dont remove posts "that tell it the way it is", they remove…
Henley Homes Review
Again they are all subcontractors.
we build with henley before and happy with them.
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm
Knock Down Rebuild
we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley
Henley pricing are upfront except site cost.
Carlisle is the other choice here in vic
I like the emperor and montessa…
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
Strata reno - non-structural wall
WOW! That's surprising that a wall removal is minor. One of mine you can pain and hang hooks. That's about it.
I've never contacted council for internal reno's.
Building with Metricon
We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !!
ICF Vs Hebel
I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.
Security screens and window cleaning
The screen can't be removed at all, it's a bolted security screen. I have the same problem, trying to find a solution for cleaning the glass behind the screen
Metricon Riviera 54
I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras?
Also, did you do any…
Nov 25, 2021 7:20 pm
Clarendon help please (Boston 28)
I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front?