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Purchased land in Mt Dandenong, Melbourne need house builder...

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Hi Can anyone recommend a builder? We have just purchased some land (1 acre) and need to build a house at some stage. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience locally of a building company or kit house builder etc?

 

thanks!:smile:

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Karen

This is great news, congratulations. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the big builders. When it comes to kit homes maybe ask Petals, I may be wrong but I am sure her home in Somerville was a kit home???


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Hi Can anyone recommend a builder? We have just purchased some land (1 acre) and need to build a house at some stage. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience locally of a building company or kit house builder etc?

 

thanks!:smile:

 

Depending on how flat your slope is, you might find a lot of the kit house companies wont touch the job. I will ask a couple of mates if they have suggestions for local companies. I can also ask friends of ours about double glazing. They had a homestead built about a year ago with double glazing all through the house, and it wasent much more than normal windows, and you will need it in Mt Dandenong :yes:

 

For a bit further down the line, once you have got the house sorted, I can recommend a fantastic electrician. Casey from Mountain Electrics. Excellent work, very quick, and very affordable. Also if you need any earthmoving/landscaping done, give Richard a call from Wildcat excavations a call. Pretty much anything outdoors, he's your man.

 

Paul.


 

 

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Karen

This is great news, congratulations. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the big builders. When it comes to kit homes maybe ask Petals, I may be wrong but I am sure her home in Somerville was a kit home???

Hi m2m and itskaren, just as a follow on from your post, there is a big kit home specialist in Bayswater on the Mountain Hwy called Kentucky Napier Homes and they do brilliant kit homes.

Check out www.kentuckynapier.com.au

They had some really lovely ones there when I looked a few months ago - I'd have one in a minute, but found out I wasn't allowed to build one of those on the block I wanted.

cheers

Olly


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Karen

This is great news, congratulations. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the big builders. When it comes to kit homes maybe ask Petals, I may be wrong but I am sure her home in Somerville was a kit home???

 

HI M2M.

 

Thanks for that. Now the fun starts............!:goofy:

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Depending on how flat your slope is, you might find a lot of the kit house companies wont touch the job. I will ask a couple of mates if they have suggestions for local companies. I can also ask friends of ours about double glazing. They had a homestead built about a year ago with double glazing all through the house, and it wasent much more than normal windows, and you will need it in Mt Dandenong :yes:

 

For a bit further down the line, once you have got the house sorted, I can recommend a fantastic electrician. Casey from Mountain Electrics. Excellent work, very quick, and very affordable. Also if you need any earthmoving/landscaping done, give Richard a call from Wildcat excavations a call. Pretty much anything outdoors, he's your man.

 

Paul.

 

Thanks for that Paul really appreciate it. :smile:

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... I can also ask friends of ours about double glazing. They had a homestead built about a year ago with double glazing all through the house, and it wasent much more than normal windows, and you will need it in Mt Dandenong

Paul.

 

Hi Paul

 

Could we have details for the double glazing please? Can't afford it right now but would love to replace our windows with double glazing.

 

Good Luck with the build Karen, that sounds so exciting.

 

many thanks

Deb

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Oh did build our house and we did not buy a kit. We looked at kit homes and then I was at work one day and a builder client of mine came in and I was talking to him and he said to me why are you buying a kit just get your plans drawn up and take them down to the timbe people and they will make up the trusses and wall frames for you just like a kit but what you want and cheaper. So we did.

 

We were lucky that we were able to get public risk insurance just in case anyone was hurt on the site and we contracted the parts that my husband could not built out. Like the roof, plumbing, dad did the electrics. We had a great team of concreter's who did the slab and its never cracked and its been here over twenty years now.

 

As my oh says he knows the house inside out.

 

There is a magazine that comes out each month called owner builder and it will help anyone that wants to build their own house. You need to register at the tax office as you will have to deduct tax if the workers are not registered with the tax office.


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