+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 12 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 115
  1. #51
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    143
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    55
    Reviews
    0
    i realise this is an old thread, and I haven't read it all, but my advice is to go with an independent builder that will let you customize plans, rather than a big company who charge you to make any alterations.

    Also STORAGE STORAGE STORAGE! Do not skimp on storage. I have a tiny linen cupboard and I curse it daily!


    Lots of power points, more than you think you'll need.

  2. #52
    Mod-RaryGirl's Avatar
    Mod-RaryGirl is offline Forum Manager
    Winner 2013 - Best Avatar
    << Awesome avatar by Best Things!
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In paradise
    Posts
    20,426
    Thanks
    1,112
    Thanked
    3,343
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by AreWeThereYet View Post
    i realise this is an old thread, and I haven't read it all, but my advice is to go with an independent builder that will let you customize plans, rather than a big company who charge you to make any alterations.
    Don't rule out all project builders ... we went with a large Qld company and made ALOT of changes to a standard plan and was not charged for moving rooms/walls around, infact they gave us credits in some cases We were only charged where I added more space/walls etc.

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked
    311
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Perfect thread to find right now awesome tips!

  4. #54
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,072
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked
    269
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm also thinking this thread is spot on for the info I need right now yay

  5. #55
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2,206
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked
    608
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I think that display home is for sale ATM in Baldivis.

  6. #56
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    570
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked
    198
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I haven't read through so apologies if I'm repeating anything.

    The best move we made was finding the right architect, we interviewed 5 before settling on ours and he's been amazing. I could never have conceived some of the design features he's developed for us, all from my wishy washy 'I want a thing with the you know and a whatsit on it' brief, everything has seemed to flow well from getting that deisgn stage right for us.

  7. #57
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    17
    Reviews
    0
    Subscribing

  8. #58
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    47
    Reviews
    0
    I think look at lots and lots of display homes and make a list of what you like in each of them... for example I like shower niches and I also want to be able to customise them to the hieght of my shampoo bottle, I like lots of storage walk in pantry, linen, wardrobe and I want solid shelving not wire baskets, think about layout and zones, I wanted a parent zone, a family zone and a kid zone. We were going to go with one large builder who had the layout we wanted but when it came to the nitty gritty - everything we wanted was additional... slab for alfresco, linen and pantries, internal door to garage - can you believe it was just a square set opening as standard placed next to the kitchen - can you imagine the car fumes coming into the house everyday!!!! It was also extra for shower niches, exhaust fans to bathroom and ensuite...

    I was starting to have second thoughts as costs were rising and rising and in my search for alternative house plans - I found another large company where all this plus more is standard!!! In our fixed price tender - we have shower niches, three in one exhaust fans for the ensuite and bathroom, the toilet is seperate from the bathroom - that's standard!! There is a bath in the ensuite as standard, triple stacker door to alfresco - standard!!! All my kitchen appliances, stone benchtops, sarking to the roof, standard!!! The base price of the house was $15000 more expensive but we are now getting a home that is 33squares with all those things we wanted... even the ducted air conditoning they put in is reverse cycled - other company was just cooling and we were paying for it!! The new builder is doing it as a promotion... I am feeling peace of mind now. Bring on December when the building process is guaranteed to start, at the moment we are dealing with paperwork and in the next few weeks I will be doing my colour process. Exciting times ahead!!!

  9. #59
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,072
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked
    269
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    So much good advice. Another question I had was about solar systems. What is the usual size for these? 2kw, 3kw etc? For a 260sqm home. Want to power house plus maybe sell some back into grid also how much do they normally cost to buy?

  10. #60
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    272
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    103
    Reviews
    0
    Most building company include it as standard now. But if u want to sell back to the grid go at least 3 kw also go higher if u can as the rate the government buys back lowers in about a week or two from 44c to 8c for new customers joining to this scheme


 

Similar Threads

  1. Building a house
    By monnie24 in forum Family Finances
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-11-2012, 11:30
  2. Building a veggie garden
    By roz2288 in forum House & Gardens
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-07-2012, 14:01
  3. Building your own custom designed house
    By Guest654 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 29-12-2011, 17:35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Baby MonitorsLooking to buy a baby monitor? :: Read viewer reviews of baby monitors BEFORE you buy :: Buy at a local or online Baby ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›