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9 years9 yearsStewieStewie posted:
My alfresco decking II...

Wow! According to our council, if any part of the decking exceeds ground level, then a permit is required. What a joke! FYI our decking is going to be 300mm…

10 years10 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Doorbell

As I said, the doorbell totally slipped my mind, so I'm having to do some last minute research :P. A simple "Ding Dong" bell will suffice…

10 years10 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Doorbell

Hi all,
Was visiting the site today and going through all my pre-wiring before it takes place next week, and noticed that the simple doorbell had slipped my mind.
Would it make…

10 years10 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection

Thanks Allan.
I didn't know that the protection was installed AFTER completion of home.
Cheers
Stewie

10 years10 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Henley: RHS garage not covered by termite protection

You've got me concerned.
Apart from a report, is there any other physical/visual signs which will show me that Termite Protection has been installed on my house??
Would these pipes be visible…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
H**l*y customer service just gets worse and worse.....

Will be using Kevin from New Home Insp...
He's been very helpful over the phone, and we haven't paid him a cent yet.
We'll see how it all goes.
Matt (and others…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
H**l*y customer service just gets worse and worse.....

Yep we signed with Northridge just before the name was taken over by Henley. I don't see why / how this would make a difference, as all stages - e.g.…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
H**l*y customer service just gets worse and worse.....

fojean,
we're building in the south eastern suburbs (deceased estate - 10 yrs old), and as mentioned so far so good. even recently had a change in customer service rep which…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
H**l*y customer service just gets worse and worse.....

Kevin, we too are building with Henley (at frame stage), and have so far had a vastly different experience to the one you're going through.
I suggest that you don't…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Slab has been poured

With slab down during the weekend, I've noticed (with the help of the lovely rain) that our slab is not 100% level. Puddles form on a number of different areas.…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Utilities Bill

Is this stipulated in the standard builders contract? I'm surprised that builders are willing to pay the utility bills.
Then again we are paying them to build a house. Their pricing…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Preparing a budget

The following thread should help...
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
How big is your block?

630sqm block - 235k
Purchased early 2006

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Building on Boundary Problem

Cheers Ausdesign for your professional opinion...it's much appreciated and a relief to hear that the problem will not automatically result in extra cost.
I guess I'll have to sit back and…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Building on Boundary Problem

That's right CookieMonster.

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Building on Boundary Problem

Thanks for the feedback. :) :) :)
According to our contract we have paid approx $200 for a…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Building on Boundary Problem

Hi Guys - I need some advice...
Building with a major builder, and ready for slab stage to take place, i just received the bad news that our job has "stopped"…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Henley in Melbourne

Our site supervisor gave me a call day 1 as a courtesy to inform me of site start. He seemed happy for me to give him a call any time…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
While Designing your Garage……

We have been lucky in that our block has 23 metres frontage, so we have opted for a triple garage (i.e. a double garage, with the extension for a 2nd…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Henley in Melbourne

Hi gang,
I must say it's refreshing to get such positive news from people who are actually in the process of building with Henley.
We are close to site start (we've been…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Received invoice for additional concrete

I think you're right there. If i'm not mistaken having such a disclaimer in a contract allows builders to underquote and then add variations post contract.
How would this work when…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Site Costs with Henley

Why so high Pootle? And are you also building with Henley?

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Site Costs with Henley

B&CB,
You're right, we are in between Tender and Contract - apparently there is a 4 week wait for our contracts to come through the mail. WE were happy with our…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Site Costs with Henley

Hi all,
We just completed our Tender with *****. We are also building on a P class slab (which fortunately for us is very level). Site costs came back to be…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Curious

I believe the same applies for Henley (H e n l e y)???

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Any good/bad experiences with Henley?

Basaad, we too noticed this. I wonder if it's possible to include a clause in the contract to ensure no creaking in the 1st floor occurs.

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Any good/bad experiences with Henley?

nswreview,
You wouldn't happen to be one of the families who rallied against Henley Homes as per the following article?
http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/P ... 0000906034
It's just a disgrace that in this…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Any good/bad experiences with Henley?

I'm beginning to feel rather concerned. We have our tender appointment next week with Henley, and after reading posts with a lot of negative experiences, I am now having second…

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
General cost of laying tiles

So would it be reasonable to suggest that $40.00 is the average cost to lay tiles (that is to hire a professional tiler)?

11 years11 yearsStewieStewie posted:
Cost for first home buyers...

Hi all, we have purchased a block for $235k in South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (630sq m). We are looking at building a double storey home of 35 sq which…

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