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Jan 21, 2019 12:43 pm
We are building with Burbank too but we are in VIC. Which design did you choose?
We are building with Burbank too but we are in VIC. Which design did you choose?
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Jan 21, 2019 12:40 pm
By the way, I like the colour combination of your cabinetry.
By the way, I like the colour combination of your cabinetry.
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Jan 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Starphire glass should not have a green tinge. Have you asked your builder? It looks a bit green to me too.
Starphire glass should not have a green tinge. Have you asked your builder? It looks a bit green to me too.
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Melbournevic
19 January
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Jan 19, 2019 8:34 pm
Mauromario Mauromario
Portarlington, that was to be my retiring home go fishing go relax now I cannot even use the dam thing because the house is actually split in 2 and garage roof line has dropped so much I cannot get my boat out last time I used my boat was 2 years ago that's how bad it is, and after spending all this money in custom build the house garage to fit my boat, Burbank can suck you know what they are a bunch of dogs with no chains around their neck if I have my way in 3.5 weeks I will expose all there dirty laundry for everyone to see, i'd like to see how well they will respond to it they have been warned, been mr. Nice guy gets you no where so I am changing my ways and my lawyers can suck it telling me I cannot use the information publicly like hell iam going to put it all out for the world to see what dogs they are.
Before anyone ask me what have you got on them. Let's just say they made a huge mistake and I have it all for everyone to see and judge.and stop building new homes with them.
They have caused me a huge problem with my health and am not the same person I was few years ago due to stress, and I hope no one on this forum has nothing against me for talking out loud about this Burbank is a disgrace to good builders.
Regards


Those people who built your home were they even qualified to do it. Major mistakes could be avoided if building standards were met by them. What did Burbank say about the structural warranty? They should be responsible for the damages. They should have built you a new home and should have been very detailed with the quality of work that their people are doing. Did you take it to court? Or maybe let them know that you will put it to Current Affair.

We are in south east part of VIC and we are building with Burbank but we've heard good reviews here in our area, even our friends and work colleagues built with them almost 10 years ago and no issues. Not sure if the location has something to do with it as it could also depend on the people and supervisor who are assigned to work in certain locations. They have given us the option whether we use Group 4 or provide our own building surveyor. We have decided to go with Group 4 but will also have our private inspector to check the quality of work in every stages of the build. I hope ours won't have issues.

I hope everything will be sorted for you. You are supposed to be enjoying in your retirement home, instead of wasting these years with so many issues. People in Burbank or any builders should be responsible for their mistakes and not taking them for granted because we work really hard to have our own home. We paid them the money, and in return they should build our home properly.

Good luck mate and remain strong. Keep us posted.
Mauromario Mauromario
Portarlington, that was to be my retiring home go fishing go relax now I cannot even use the dam thing because the house is actually split in 2 and garage roof line has dropped so much I cannot get my boat out last time I used my boat was 2 years ago that's how bad it is, and after spending all this money in custom build the house garage to fit my boat, Burbank can suck you know what they are a bunch of dogs with no chains around their neck if I have my way in 3.5 weeks I will expose all there dirty laundry for everyone to see, i'd like to see how well they will respond to it they have been warned, been mr. Nice guy gets you no where so I am changing my ways and my lawyers can suck it telling me I cannot use the information publicly like hell iam going to put it all out for the world to see what dogs they are.
Before anyone ask me what have you got on them. Let's just say they made a huge mistake and I have it all for everyone to see and judge.and stop building new homes with them.
They have caused me a huge problem with my health and am not the same person I was few years ago due to stress, and I hope no one on this forum has nothing against me for talking out loud about this Burbank is a disgrace to good builders.
Regards


Those people who built your home were they even qualified to do it. Major mistakes could be avoided if building standards were met by them. What did Burbank say about the structural warranty? They should be responsible for the damages. They should have built you a new home and should have been very detailed with the quality of work that their people are doing. Did you take it to court? Or maybe let them know that you will put it to Current Affair.

We are in south east part of VIC and we are building with Burbank but we've heard good reviews here in our area, even our friends and work colleagues built with them almost 10 years ago and no issues. Not sure if the location has something to do with it as it could also depend on the people and supervisor who are assigned to work in certain locations. They have given us the option whether we use Group 4 or provide our own building surveyor. We have decided to go with Group 4 but will also have our private inspector to check the quality of work in every stages of the build. I hope ours won't have issues.

I hope everything will be sorted for you. You are supposed to be enjoying in your retirement home, instead of wasting these years with so many issues. People in Burbank or any builders should be responsible for their mistakes and not taking them for granted because we work really hard to have our own home. We paid them the money, and in return they should build our home properly.

Good luck mate and remain strong. Keep us posted.
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Melbournevic
19 January
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Jan 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Mauromario Mauromario
The fact is it's happening regardless of who is doing it it's happening and people are paying the price for it, I've been fighting Burbank for 3.5 years and the amount of times they lie brake the law doing it but that's alright. It does not matter if I had any idea waffle pod slab was going to give me such a heart ache I would never had built with it.

Its God dam wrong that your every day hard working people have to pay twice one to built a home and the other to fight it go figure........
I've had it.


Sorry to hear that. Whereabouts did you build?
Mauromario Mauromario
The fact is it's happening regardless of who is doing it it's happening and people are paying the price for it, I've been fighting Burbank for 3.5 years and the amount of times they lie brake the law doing it but that's alright. It does not matter if I had any idea waffle pod slab was going to give me such a heart ache I would never had built with it.

Its God dam wrong that your every day hard working people have to pay twice one to built a home and the other to fight it go figure........
I've had it.


Sorry to hear that. Whereabouts did you build?
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Melbournevic
13 January
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Jan 13, 2019 7:16 pm
arcadelt arcadelt
Melbournevic Melbournevic
This is an old thread but hope someone can share their thoughts or experience if you have encountered in the past. We are planning to sell our home soon. It's well maintained and we had so many upgrades, except the down-lights. We have batten lights only. I was told by someone that it isn't necessary to upgrade to down-lights as the new home owner can easily do it without too much costs, however will this impact the selling price? Is it more worth it to upgrade our lighting to LED down-lights before putting our home to market?

Thanks in advance


Spending money on a house prior to sale in the hope of making that money back is a tricky business. That said, batten lights are quite old fashioned and LEDs can be very cheap, but the labour costs of the changeover can be expensive. I'm in the camp of making some changes to freshen up a house before sale, whereas my wife is in the camp of touch nothing and leave the choices to the new owner. It's difficult to tell whether either approach is best, as you can never sell the same house twice in order to compare.

Best of luck with your sale.



Thanks mate! We will probably go with upgrading to LED downlights but to a minimum. Good luck with your sale too.
arcadelt arcadelt
Melbournevic Melbournevic
This is an old thread but hope someone can share their thoughts or experience if you have encountered in the past. We are planning to sell our home soon. It's well maintained and we had so many upgrades, except the down-lights. We have batten lights only. I was told by someone that it isn't necessary to upgrade to down-lights as the new home owner can easily do it without too much costs, however will this impact the selling price? Is it more worth it to upgrade our lighting to LED down-lights before putting our home to market?

Thanks in advance


Spending money on a house prior to sale in the hope of making that money back is a tricky business. That said, batten lights are quite old fashioned and LEDs can be very cheap, but the labour costs of the changeover can be expensive. I'm in the camp of making some changes to freshen up a house before sale, whereas my wife is in the camp of touch nothing and leave the choices to the new owner. It's difficult to tell whether either approach is best, as you can never sell the same house twice in order to compare.

Best of luck with your sale.



Thanks mate! We will probably go with upgrading to LED downlights but to a minimum. Good luck with your sale too.
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Melbournevic
12 January
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Jan 12, 2019 1:24 am
doosra doosra
Finished installing my flooring on first floor today. 1 week of non stop work but all worth it in the end.    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  1 comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  


I love the flooring. Did you have laminated flooring to first floor and how is it? I've heard it can be noisy. We are planning to do the same.
doosra doosra
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I love the flooring. Did you have laminated flooring to first floor and how is it? I've heard it can be noisy. We are planning to do the same.
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Melbournevic
11 January
15
Jan 11, 2019 11:33 pm
shazaw shazaw
Melbournevic Melbournevic
Hi shazaw, did you leave your door heights in the upper floor as standard? Thanks

Sorry for late reply, Yes upper floor doors are standard heights.


No probs, thanks shazaw. We are having standard door heights as well to upper floor and I was just curious to know.
shazaw shazaw
Melbournevic Melbournevic
Hi shazaw, did you leave your door heights in the upper floor as standard? Thanks

Sorry for late reply, Yes upper floor doors are standard heights.


No probs, thanks shazaw. We are having standard door heights as well to upper floor and I was just curious to know.
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Melbournevic
11 January
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Jan 11, 2019 4:49 pm
This is an old thread but hope someone can share their thoughts or experience if you have encountered in the past. We are planning to sell our home soon. It's well maintained and we had so many upgrades, except the down-lights. We have batten lights only. I was told by someone that it isn't necessary to upgrade to down-lights as the new home owner can easily do it without too much costs, however will this impact the selling price? Is it more worth it to upgrade our lighting to LED down-lights before putting our home to market?

Thanks in advance
This is an old thread but hope someone can share their thoughts or experience if you have encountered in the past. We are planning to sell our home soon. It's well maintained and we had so many upgrades, except the down-lights. We have batten lights only. I was told by someone that it isn't necessary to upgrade to down-lights as the new home owner can easily do it without too much costs, however will this impact the selling price? Is it more worth it to upgrade our lighting to LED down-lights before putting our home to market?

Thanks in advance
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Melbournevic
6 January
2
Jan 06, 2019 8:16 pm
I bought the Bravo double bed 7 years ago for my teenager and he is still using it. No issue.

https://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/C ... LMK2PVCBRO

The bed you are referring too looks good.
I bought the Bravo double bed 7 years ago for my teenager and he is still using it. No issue.

https://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/C ... LMK2PVCBRO

The bed you are referring too looks good.
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Melbournevic
31 December 2018
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Dec 31, 2018 8:52 am
doosra doosra
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Love the flooring. We are also planning to have laminate flooring to first floor. Is it not noisy? Thanks
doosra doosra
Finished installing my flooring on first floor today. 1 week of non stop work but all worth it in the end.    ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  1 comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅     ⋅  Add a comment  ⋅  Pin to Ideaboard  ⋅  


Love the flooring. We are also planning to have laminate flooring to first floor. Is it not noisy? Thanks
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Melbournevic
28 December 2018
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Dec 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Hi shazaw, did you leave your door heights in the upper floor as standard? Thanks
Hi shazaw, did you leave your door heights in the upper floor as standard? Thanks
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Melbournevic
25 December 2018
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Dec 25, 2018 9:38 pm
If the cost is too much for 2.7m then 2.59 is a better option than 2.4m standard height.
If the cost is too much for 2.7m then 2.59 is a better option than 2.4m standard height.
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Melbournevic
29 November 2018
2
Nov 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Hi strongdee, ask your developer if that can be an option. When we paid our deposit to the land few months ago, we were told that we can sell the land to someone else in case we are not going to proceed with the settlement. Our land is due to title in 2019.
Hi strongdee, ask your developer if that can be an option. When we paid our deposit to the land few months ago, we were told that we can sell the land to someone else in case we are not going to proceed with the settlement. Our land is due to title in 2019.
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Melbournevic
24 November 2018
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Nov 24, 2018 5:41 pm
gillybean gillybean
Can’t see how anything will change. Going by that last photo, if you kept it that way, your driveway would be right beside the driveway of the block to the right. By flipping you will now have the exact same situation, but it will be with the block to the left. So it’s not like it’s a situation that’s not allowed (2 garages and driveways almost touching). One issue could be that a potential buyer of the unsold left block would want to know about the change, but that’s not your problem anyway.


Thanks gillybean, you are exactly right. We just went to our Developer's office to get clarification on this as we need to let our Builder know so they can finalise drawings. We won't have issue if we are flipping it so we are going to proceed to relocate the crossover to the other side. I am not usually good at this stuff but it's good I'm learning =)
gillybean gillybean
Can’t see how anything will change. Going by that last photo, if you kept it that way, your driveway would be right beside the driveway of the block to the right. By flipping you will now have the exact same situation, but it will be with the block to the left. So it’s not like it’s a situation that’s not allowed (2 garages and driveways almost touching). One issue could be that a potential buyer of the unsold left block would want to know about the change, but that’s not your problem anyway.


Thanks gillybean, you are exactly right. We just went to our Developer's office to get clarification on this as we need to let our Builder know so they can finalise drawings. We won't have issue if we are flipping it so we are going to proceed to relocate the crossover to the other side. I am not usually good at this stuff but it's good I'm learning =)
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Melbournevic
23 November 2018
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Nov 23, 2018 11:45 am
No probs bestpecials.

I'm sharing this image in case anyone knows. So when facing the land, the crossover will be relocated from the right to left (mark in yellow below).

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No probs bestpecials.

I'm sharing this image in case anyone knows. So when facing the land, the crossover will be relocated from the right to left (mark in yellow below).

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Melbournevic
23 November 2018
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Nov 23, 2018 10:43 am
Thanks bestspecials, there is a small gap of 175mm between garage wall and boundary. Yes, there is a garage to the other side, so if we are changing the crossover, our garage wall is next to the garage wall of the neighbour. The land there is still unsold so unsure if they are building to the boundary as well.

Does the building envelope change when the crossover is moved? Because if this is the case, then I think we are safe to proceed to relocate the crossover? I'm just worried that it could lead to an issue if we are relocating the crossover but the building envelope is not.
Thanks bestspecials, there is a small gap of 175mm between garage wall and boundary. Yes, there is a garage to the other side, so if we are changing the crossover, our garage wall is next to the garage wall of the neighbour. The land there is still unsold so unsure if they are building to the boundary as well.

Does the building envelope change when the crossover is moved? Because if this is the case, then I think we are safe to proceed to relocate the crossover? I'm just worried that it could lead to an issue if we are relocating the crossover but the building envelope is not.
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Melbournevic
23 November 2018
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Nov 23, 2018 8:32 am
This is the original design - but we are flipping the house and relocating the crossover to the other side (I have marked in red below where the proposed new crossover is).


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This is the original design - but we are flipping the house and relocating the crossover to the other side (I have marked in red below where the proposed new crossover is).


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Melbournevic
23 November 2018
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Nov 23, 2018 8:18 am
Thanks gillybean, yes we are flipping the house as we prefer this layout therefore we have to relocate the crossover. The land is 16m × 37m, we are building 2 storey 13.90m x 24.47m. Not sure what you meant by 1.5m set back, is this distance from the main wall of the house to the boundary? If so, yes we will meet this minimum as the distance of the main wall to the boundary is 3m and 1.9m on the other side, however if the set back of 1.5m has to be from the garage wall to the boundary then this isn't possible.
Thanks gillybean, yes we are flipping the house as we prefer this layout therefore we have to relocate the crossover. The land is 16m × 37m, we are building 2 storey 13.90m x 24.47m. Not sure what you meant by 1.5m set back, is this distance from the main wall of the house to the boundary? If so, yes we will meet this minimum as the distance of the main wall to the boundary is 3m and 1.9m on the other side, however if the set back of 1.5m has to be from the garage wall to the boundary then this isn't possible.
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Melbournevic
22 November 2018
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Nov 22, 2018 7:07 pm
We've got approval to relocate the crossover to the other side yayy!

I do have a question though, and hope someone here can share their thoughts, experience, or someone you know who were in a similar case.

We are building a 2 storey home and the building envelope won't have an issue with the current proposed location of the crossover, however as our preference is to relocate the crossover to the other side, will the building profile / building envelope be moved as well? Our developer has mentioned over the phone that a building profile is interchangeable however unable to confirm in writing as the MCP is still with the council but based on their experience, when the crossover is relocated so as the building profile.

Our developer is requesting us to sign the form before they can proceed to relocate the crossover and was advised that if we could provide this as soon as possible if we are going ahead as the construction of that stage in the estate will commence soon. I'm now in the situation where I am so confused - whether we should proceed to relocate the crossover as this is our preference, or will this risk us of not meeting the building envelope? Is there a possibility where the crossover has been relocated, but the building profile is not?

Appreciate your comments on this. Thanks
We've got approval to relocate the crossover to the other side yayy!

I do have a question though, and hope someone here can share their thoughts, experience, or someone you know who were in a similar case.

We are building a 2 storey home and the building envelope won't have an issue with the current proposed location of the crossover, however as our preference is to relocate the crossover to the other side, will the building profile / building envelope be moved as well? Our developer has mentioned over the phone that a building profile is interchangeable however unable to confirm in writing as the MCP is still with the council but based on their experience, when the crossover is relocated so as the building profile.

Our developer is requesting us to sign the form before they can proceed to relocate the crossover and was advised that if we could provide this as soon as possible if we are going ahead as the construction of that stage in the estate will commence soon. I'm now in the situation where I am so confused - whether we should proceed to relocate the crossover as this is our preference, or will this risk us of not meeting the building envelope? Is there a possibility where the crossover has been relocated, but the building profile is not?

Appreciate your comments on this. Thanks
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