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SileNceR

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SileNceR
18 July
406
Jul 18, 2018 5:54 pm
I vaguely recall you mentioning this before. I’d say the split crossover was a cost savings measure (that has ultimately cost you more!!)
I vaguely recall you mentioning this before. I’d say the split crossover was a cost savings measure (that has ultimately cost you more!!)
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SileNceR
18 July
404
Jul 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Great to see it all finally coming together and so close to being able to move in, also comparatively very few dramas with the build vs many builds on here!!

Re the crossover, city council made us sign an undertaking that they would not issue occupancy without a completed crossover when we purchased our land, apparently they had issues in the past with some estates and landowners never completing a concreted crossover and looking a mess.

Our contract for our land stated the developer could offer to do crossover during development at our cost, although we were never actually offered it, I assume because they used a drive-over kerb meaning no modification was required to the kerb to determine location of crossover.

Our builder included ours; although I made sure I asked during the quoting purpose and ensured it was in the contract we signed that it would be included (standard council crossover detail drawing was even in our signed plans) and our builder included concrete monolith driveway as well.

I now work at a local engineering firm (we do civil and structural works amongst other things) and some subdivisions I believe council make the developer show/construct crossovers as part of the development approval process; possibly where it’s quite a compact/tight street, as I had to draw a number of driveway crossovers as well as footpath onto a pending development for one of our civil engineers; we had to ensure cars could turn in in one movement etc; so it’s possible if you have pre built crossovers that don’t line up with your driveway that they’re the result of that sort of condition (and might have been one of the reasons your development took so long to be completed?)
Great to see it all finally coming together and so close to being able to move in, also comparatively very few dramas with the build vs many builds on here!!

Re the crossover, city council made us sign an undertaking that they would not issue occupancy without a completed crossover when we purchased our land, apparently they had issues in the past with some estates and landowners never completing a concreted crossover and looking a mess.

Our contract for our land stated the developer could offer to do crossover during development at our cost, although we were never actually offered it, I assume because they used a drive-over kerb meaning no modification was required to the kerb to determine location of crossover.

Our builder included ours; although I made sure I asked during the quoting purpose and ensured it was in the contract we signed that it would be included (standard council crossover detail drawing was even in our signed plans) and our builder included concrete monolith driveway as well.

I now work at a local engineering firm (we do civil and structural works amongst other things) and some subdivisions I believe council make the developer show/construct crossovers as part of the development approval process; possibly where it’s quite a compact/tight street, as I had to draw a number of driveway crossovers as well as footpath onto a pending development for one of our civil engineers; we had to ensure cars could turn in in one movement etc; so it’s possible if you have pre built crossovers that don’t line up with your driveway that they’re the result of that sort of condition (and might have been one of the reasons your development took so long to be completed?)
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SileNceR
29 June
95
Jun 29, 2018 11:42 pm
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Yes, looking up from the road you can't really see the house at all. There's not much traffic at all. we have to do more landscaping, things are on hold pretty much over winter, no fun working in the cold and wet weather. we have major job ahead , planting the gardens, sowing grass seed over the whole front, and over the septic leech beds. Plus fencing around the front and sides to keep the wildlife out, and along the back of the house will be fenced too, not going to fence 5 acres, just where we want plants to survive as they eat it down to the ground.


Yeah it’s cold enough here to keep me out of the garden I’d hate to imagine how much colder it is further south!!
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Yes, looking up from the road you can't really see the house at all. There's not much traffic at all. we have to do more landscaping, things are on hold pretty much over winter, no fun working in the cold and wet weather. we have major job ahead , planting the gardens, sowing grass seed over the whole front, and over the septic leech beds. Plus fencing around the front and sides to keep the wildlife out, and along the back of the house will be fenced too, not going to fence 5 acres, just where we want plants to survive as they eat it down to the ground.


Yeah it’s cold enough here to keep me out of the garden I’d hate to imagine how much colder it is further south!!
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SileNceR
29 June
93
Jun 29, 2018 6:13 pm
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Amazing view!! Looks like a painting!!


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I don't want to put curtains up it's that beautiful.will take some inside photos later , just On my way out.


You probably don’t need curtains? What can you see from the road looking up at the house? Is there much passing traffic anyway?
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Amazing view!! Looks like a painting!!


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I don't want to put curtains up it's that beautiful.will take some inside photos later , just On my way out.


You probably don’t need curtains? What can you see from the road looking up at the house? Is there much passing traffic anyway?
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SileNceR
29 June
91
Jun 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Amazing view!! Looks like a painting!!
Amazing view!! Looks like a painting!!
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SileNceR
28 June
89
Jun 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Do you have any photos of the finished house? Keen to see how it all turned out!!
Do you have any photos of the finished house? Keen to see how it all turned out!!
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SileNceR
20 April
402
Apr 20, 2018 7:54 pm
They take shape to this point so quickly then you get locked out and it all seems to go back to slow motion again :(
They take shape to this point so quickly then you get locked out and it all seems to go back to slow motion again :(
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SileNceR
14 March
399
Mar 14, 2018 10:01 pm
Hah, of course it happened just days before the deadline! At least it’s all go now though!! Bet it’s exciting to finally see some progress!!
Hah, of course it happened just days before the deadline! At least it’s all go now though!! Bet it’s exciting to finally see some progress!!
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SileNceR
23 December 2017
3675
Dec 23, 2017 10:56 am
How cool are the stars!!
How cool are the stars!!
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SileNceR
13 November 2017
395
Nov 13, 2017 6:52 pm
Hahah bloody hell. Definitely keep the thread alive though: the drama is the best part of homeone 🙈
Hahah bloody hell. Definitely keep the thread alive though: the drama is the best part of homeone 🙈
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SileNceR
10 November 2017
392
Nov 10, 2017 12:01 pm
Yeah it’s great! I haven’t really been updating my thread; I really should! Lawn starting to come along now.
Yeah it’s great! I haven’t really been updating my thread; I really should! Lawn starting to come along now.
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SileNceR
10 November 2017
390
Nov 10, 2017 9:58 am
You’ll have stuff all stamp duty to pay at least as you only have to pay half and it’s only on the land amount not the build too
You’ll have stuff all stamp duty to pay at least as you only have to pay half and it’s only on the land amount not the build too
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SileNceR
10 November 2017
388
Nov 10, 2017 9:07 am
Even with the extra wait I still think it would be worth building a house - short term pain but long term gain. Do you get the new $20,000 first home builders grant because it’s taken so long? I assume you would? The land would have increased in value in two years as well surely
Even with the extra wait I still think it would be worth building a house - short term pain but long term gain. Do you get the new $20,000 first home builders grant because it’s taken so long? I assume you would? The land would have increased in value in two years as well surely
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SileNceR
10 November 2017
386
Nov 10, 2017 6:30 am
What’s the bet the titles are there on like the 18th so you can’t pull out
What’s the bet the titles are there on like the 18th so you can’t pull out
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SileNceR
9 November 2017
87
Nov 09, 2017 8:40 pm
How’s it all going?
How’s it all going?
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SileNceR
11 September 2017
4390
Sep 11, 2017 11:45 pm
Wonderful to see you're finally in. Amazing how much they got done at the end in a short period of time
Wonderful to see you're finally in. Amazing how much they got done at the end in a short period of time
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SileNceR
23 August 2017
4086
Aug 23, 2017 6:36 pm
Haha I can't imagine overlooking power to the shed you are lucky you've got an electrician easy to hand!
Haha I can't imagine overlooking power to the shed you are lucky you've got an electrician easy to hand!
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SileNceR
4 August 2017
548
Aug 04, 2017 12:51 am
Planter, deck and tree all look very cool together! Well done
Planter, deck and tree all look very cool together! Well done
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SileNceR
24 July 2017
3768
Jul 24, 2017 9:49 pm
Are they dark on both sides if dark? Remember if so, they will soak up solar heat from the sun and warm the rooms - this is somehing you potentially don't want them to do
Are they dark on both sides if dark? Remember if so, they will soak up solar heat from the sun and warm the rooms - this is somehing you potentially don't want them to do
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