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11 April 2019
1801
Apr 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Great looking pool you have there. Where did they put the pool equipment? I'm trying to get ideas on where to place ours.
Great looking pool you have there. Where did they put the pool equipment? I'm trying to get ideas on where to place ours.
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13 November 2018
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Nov 13, 2018 12:13 am
Sell and then buy in a declining market? Might work if you sell now and buy at the bottom of the market next year. Huge risk though at calling the bottom.
Sell and then buy in a declining market? Might work if you sell now and buy at the bottom of the market next year. Huge ...
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13 November 2018
8117
Nov 13, 2018 12:05 am
Thanks, water will stay on then
Thanks, water will stay on then
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12 November 2018
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Nov 12, 2018 12:04 am
Hi reaver, thank you for the reply. Really appreciate it. Our townhouse is a freestanding townhouse. The input about finding out our budget makes total sense. But I've got a couple of questions on that. Did you pay for an/the architect for the consultation? I'm assuming that's what it's called. Wit...
1. There was a fee payment structure for the whole project but he was kind enough to just charge us for a couple of hou...
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11 November 2018
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Nov 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Assuming this is a free standing townhouse. We were in the same boat as you, we spoke to an architect about renovating our house. In the end the cost to renovate came close to the base price of a new build so we decided to just go knockdown and rebuild. 1. It would be good to work out a budget befor...
Assuming this is a free standing townhouse. We were in the same boat as you, we spoke to an architect about renovating o...
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11 November 2018
8114
Nov 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Those that did a KDR, did you have to disconnect your water connection? I've abolished gas and electricity but not the water.
Those that did a KDR, did you have to disconnect your water connection? I've abolished gas and electricity but not the w...
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21 October 2018
8043
Oct 21, 2018 8:29 am
Hi all, we are very early in the process (as in, we haven't even bought land yet...) but was hoping to get some info about a couple of things. 1) We are looking at building the Merricks 38, base price $298000 - if we budget $450000 for construction costs + most site works (understanding that of cou...
Are you building on a greenfield estate or doing a KDR? KDRs typically have higher site costs. $150K for upgrades and s...
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21 October 2018
8042
Oct 21, 2018 8:17 am
We're doing camera's and cabling after handover... Using Intelligent Security Concepts @drew01 Since you're doing a KDR, are you getting internet via Cable, ADSL or Fiber? I was wondering what the process is nowadays when it comes to trenching and getting a leadin. Do you call up a Telstra certifie...
@drew01 Since you're doing a KDR, are you getting internet via Cable, ADSL or Fiber? I was wondering what the process i...
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21 October 2018
8041
Oct 21, 2018 8:05 am
Hi guys what this part of my plans (that Ive pointed to) means? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181019/6b90cec6ab566a3da5bd2c1dfe53f2ca.jpg Most likely it would denote retaining walls. Your lot looks like it has a fall of 1 meter or so. They're doing a cut and fill so those retaining walls will ...
Most likely it would denote retaining walls. Your lot looks like it has a fall of 1 meter or so. They're doing a cut an...
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16 October 2018
8016
Oct 16, 2018 10:47 pm
We're doing camera's and cabling after handover... Using Intelligent Security Concepts @drew01 Since you're doing a KDR, are you getting internet via Cable, ADSL or Fiber? I was wondering what the process is nowadays when it comes to trenching and getting a leadin. Do you call up a Telstra certifie...
@drew01 Since you're doing a KDR, are you getting internet via Cable, ADSL or Fiber? I was wondering what the process i...
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16 September 2018
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Sep 16, 2018 12:10 pm
We are doing a KDR and most demolition quotes came back with a note saying that tree removal permit will be done by owner if required. At what stage in the process will I know if a tree removal permit is required? We have around 3 mature citrus trees and a tall tree (4-5 meters) that looks to be of ...
We are doing a KDR and most demolition quotes came back with a note saying that tree removal permit will be done by owne...
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12 September 2018
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Sep 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Did you take out a mortgage to purchase the property? I thought all banks now require proof of home insurance on the property before settlement.
Did you take out a mortgage to purchase the property? I thought all banks now require proof of home insurance on the pro...
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4 September 2018
7775
Sep 05, 2018 12:17 am
Does M usually raise a no cost post-contract variation to rectify mistakes in the final HIA contract? I think most volume builders don't modify the final HIA contract but they rather raise a post-contract variation to correct any mistakes. Not sure what the reason behind this but has anyone insiste...
No, we were told that any issues get put into variation docs. We were told we should sign the contract to ensure the wh...
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4 September 2018
7772
Sep 04, 2018 9:23 pm
Does M usually raise a no cost post-contract variation to rectify mistakes in the final HIA contract? I think most volume builders don't modify the final HIA contract but they rather raise a post-contract variation to correct any mistakes. Not sure what the reason behind this but has anyone insisted...
Does M usually raise a no cost post-contract variation to rectify mistakes in the final HIA contract? I think most volum...
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28 August 2018
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Aug 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Hi Guys, Any feedback regarding Timber look flooring - Firm Plank Vinyl - Grenada ? Is it good to proceed with ? Salesperson said they are good for families with young kids or pets because they don't scratch as much as timber. I'm sure you can read up on the other positive aspects of this flooring....
Salesperson said they are good for families with young kids or pets because they don't scratch as much as timber. I'm s...
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27 August 2018
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Aug 27, 2018 10:47 am
There tend to be more issues outside of Victoria from what I read, and Metricon acknowledge they have issues interstate... I'm on a lot of the Facebook groups, and it seems to always be the same people complaining. Makes you wonder... And imagine if the independent inspection reports never find a d...
Some people have contacts in the building industry and are quite handy around the house. On the other hand there are fi...
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27 August 2018
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Aug 27, 2018 9:03 am
Anyone recommend a good building inspection service? Doing a KDR with M in inner Melbourne suburbs. Interested with someone who uses thermal imaging cameras to pickup things you can't see with the naked eye... To be honest, we didn't bother - my best mate is a retired builder, who only ever worked ...
To be honest, we didn't bother - my best mate is a retired builder, who only ever worked on multi million dollar builds...
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12 August 2018
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Aug 12, 2018 10:09 pm
I would love to build and have been looking at display homes. I've seen a few display homes with layouts that I like. What are the next steps i need to take to get an idea of what it would actually cost me without committing to anything? Metricon were quite upfront about a floorplan that I liked an...
With the big volume builders, you can sit down with a salesperson in either a display home or one of their offices to g...
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11 August 2018
7620
Aug 11, 2018 10:45 pm
We didn’t include Brivis system at sales. It is what comes standard with house. We got a credit of $4k when taking it out for the new system. It's amazing how inconsistent the sales process is... Very similar home, and we had no heating or cooling included until we added it... [emoji848][emoji848][...
It's amazing how inconsistent the sales process is... Very similar home, and we had no heating or cooling included unti...
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11 August 2018
7609
Aug 11, 2018 9:20 am
Anyone willing to share how much their refrigeration upgrade with 2 zones cost in the final contract for a double story home? We have a provision of $17k but I'm seeing posts from last year that it went for around $20K. About $22k once they took out $4k for credit back for standard ducted heating. ...
About $22k once they took out $4k for credit back for standard ducted heating. Got the action heating and refrig coolin...
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