Building A New House
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer81
Feb 07, 2011 10:09 pm
Contracts signed Dec 09
OK to Start Sep 17
Slab Oct 6
Frame Oct 25,26
Windows and Gutters Oct 28
Bricks Nov 2 -20
Roof Finished Nov 10
Insulation and Gyprock Finished Nov 30
Locked Out Dec 13
Cupboards Installed Dec 17
Tile prep work Dec 26
Painter started Dec 30
Stormwater Jan 17
Tiles Jan 10-19
PCI Feb 2
Handover Feb 9
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer82
Feb 10, 2011 10:30 pm
Hi there, I am interested to see how you go with your build as we are looking for a good builder (not just the build but the whole process!). We almost bought land at Angaston (had put in offers that were knocked back), in the end found a smaller but lovely 1/4 acre block at Golden Grove. The Angaston land would have been bought for the future whereas we can build now at Golden Grove. (We have two adult sons still living with us.)
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer83
Feb 10, 2011 11:06 pm
Well, as you have probably read, we are REALLY happy with Kersbrook Cons. Due to start any week and would be happy to pass on builders details if you would like at a later stage.
Do you have plans?
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer84
Feb 11, 2011 9:49 am
We haven't any real plans at the moment - we have only drawn up what we think will be best suited to the block (orientation, view, room sizes etc). I'm hoping to approach a couple of builders this weekend to get a 'feel' for them and basic quotes.
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer85
Feb 11, 2011 2:21 pm
That's fine, but going with a small independent builder, they cant tell you must until you have plans. They can however do a preliminary quote of concept plans. I agree with what some of the other said in your thread. If you have a custom plan - depsite what the project builder sales consultant tells you....the way they make their margins is through building homes where the plannign work has pretty much been done for them. ie. their designs. As soon as you go with a plan that is not their own, I would bump on tens of thousands and at least 6 - 12 months on the plannig phase.....
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer86
Feb 11, 2011 4:37 pm
I'm excited! I just got our list of suppliers from our builder.....can start the selection process!!!! YAY
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer87
Feb 12, 2011 10:23 am
Thanks Rebecca, I'm learning all the time!
CONGRATULATIONS on starting the selections process - I look forward to hearing all about it!
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer88
Feb 15, 2011 1:26 pm
Yesterday we went appliance shopping!!!! We have picked out some products and pretty happy with the package we have. I was thinking that for our budget (around $10K) we would only get freestanding oven, rangehood and dishwasher, but I have been pleasantly surprised to get that plus fridge for under that!!!
Here is our selections....happy for any comments, deal not sealed yet!
Ilve Freestanding with Fish Burner - http://www.ilve.com.au/products/showcase/65/90cm
Delonghi rangehood - http://www.delonghi.com.au/products/product_details.asp?Model=DEBETA90
Bosch Dishwasher - http://www.bosch-home.com.au/appliances/dishwashing/dishwashers/semi-integrated/SMI50E25AU.html?source=browse
Fisher & Paykel Fridge - http://www.fisherpaykel.com.au/product/refrigeration/refrigerators/index.cfm?productuid=E318B2E8-B664-F987-0F3766DC345DEADB
That's it!!! but I am happy.......
I love your appliances!! We got a very similar Bosch dishwasher for our build with the semi-integrated door. I think the semi-integrated door is a lot more practical with young kids and looks really good too.
My Build Thread: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=43997
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer89
Feb 15, 2011 6:08 pm
My thoughts precisely!!!
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer90
Feb 15, 2011 11:18 pm
I have a Bosch dishwasher which is now eleven years old - has never missed a beat and I hardly do anything with it. They have improved the energy by the looks of it, my normal wash is 55 degrees. We will definately be putting a Bosch d/w into the new kitchen! What is semi-integrated?
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer91
Feb 21, 2011 10:08 am
Hi Bec, I hope you survived the storm up in the Barossa last Friday. I was thinking about you and your cellar!
Handover: 14 December 2010
Current: Putting in plants!
My View thread: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=38242&hilit=dechellis+magill
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer92
Feb 22, 2011 9:48 pm
Thanks Robyn - the cellar is fine. We found a few leaks through the join of the roof onto the walls but nothing that cant be fixed quite easily!!!
We picked our tiles and taps last week - and our slow combustion heater......Mmmmmmm
Will post selections when we are finished!
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer93
Mar 01, 2011 10:25 pm
Tomorrow we are meeting our kitchen designer....cant wait
I feel like we know what we want but a bit scared and excited at the same time!!!
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer94
Mar 01, 2011 10:30 pm
We want pics and we want them NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hurry up Rebecca LOL I am getting impatient ROFL
Cant wait too see how it all comes together.
We are in
Was it all worth it.
Will we ever know.
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer95
Mar 03, 2011 4:42 pm
YAY - just got council approval!!!! All ready to go.
Will write more later.....
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer97
Mar 03, 2011 5:02 pm
Hey, just found you, that 6* rating got us too. We got told we had to put floorboards in and not tiles. Wasn't to happy being told what I had to put in my house. We are building in Mt. Barker SA we thought that if we put insullation in all the internal walls that would do it and then we could have tiles. But no having all the walls done made it worse, go figure I would have thought keeping the heat in would have been a plus, as cooling really isn't a problem we hardly every turn on the airconditioner in summer. I think there is some little nerdy guy sitting in an office with no windows in a Govt. dept. rubber stamping some with a tick and some with a x and coming up with some weird ideas on how to make us all pay extra just to have a 6* rating. Enough of my rant look forward to following your build.
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer99
Mar 03, 2011 5:37 pm
Oh goody - we shall be seeing pics of your build soon then!
mrsroc, were you given a reason as to why the insulated walls made it worse? I ask because we are planning to put insulation in the internal walls too.
Re: Our custom build in the Barossa - getting closer100
Mar 03, 2011 9:23 pm
That really does not make sense to me.....we will have internal insulation on all walls, was never mentioned. It is mainly roof and window sizes along with orientation of you house that will guide the eneregy efficiency calculations.
Off to take some pics of some selections and post them!
388 more posts
*OFFER APPLIES TO NEW CUSTOMERS, INCLUDES GST AND VALID UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2017