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Steve4216
30 July
7
Jul 30, 2020 6:02 pm
No one except you can put a price on the entertainment value. Adding value to your house? Not the same amount as you spend on the pool.
No one except you can put a price on the entertainment value. Adding value to your house? Not the same amount as you spe...
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Steve4216
29 July
19
Jul 29, 2020 10:20 pm
We moved into our new build in December, had solar by January. We only had single phase into the house. My biggest regret was not running 3-phase to the house to get more solar. If you have 3-phase and have the practical roof space, get much bigger inverter and as many panels as you can install. Doe...
We moved into our new build in December, had solar by January. We only had single phase into the house. My biggest regre...
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Steve4216
1 July
3
Jul 01, 2020 2:58 am
The floating vanities actually are plumbed into the wall, this is correct. Not sure about the other one without photos.
The floating vanities actually are plumbed into the wall, this is correct. Not sure about the other one without photos.
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Steve4216
27 June
2
Jun 27, 2020 11:49 am
All those questions are hard to answer as each builder will have different policies on those matters. It should be a conversation you have with the builder. Some builders wont let you on site unless you book appointments with the SS. Others (Like mine) will let you talk with every tradesman that wor...
All those questions are hard to answer as each builder will have different policies on those matters. It should be a con...
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Steve4216
23 June
6
Jun 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Upgrade to off-white mortar colour? That really shouldn't cost anything one wouldn't think
Upgrade to off-white mortar colour? That really shouldn't cost anything one wouldn't think
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Steve4216
23 June
2
Jun 23, 2020 7:21 pm
Each area is run by a different franchise, who have different standard inclusions and different prices. You'd need to talk to the local area and the salesman should be able to give you a rough price for an off the shelf plan without going to full tender.
Each area is run by a different franchise, who have different standard inclusions and different prices. You'd need to ta...
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Steve4216
28 May
8
May 28, 2020 2:45 am
So the "+" is an extra unknown amount that will be added to the bill, in the form of GST. And the "including" means that they won't charge me anything on the bill for travel, gas money etc. Perhaps one of the other Geotech engineers I contacted will have a better price and a sin...
It's not really an unknown, GST is a fixed rate set by the government. Most companies will quote without GST added, but...
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Steve4216
28 May
6
May 28, 2020 1:06 am
$880 now? The $80 jump, is that the GST and travel? An hourly rate? $800 an hour? $800 + $80 GST (10%) = $880. Includes travel in that price.
$800 + $80 GST (10%) = $880. Includes travel in that price.
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Steve4216
27 May
3
May 27, 2020 7:27 pm
$880. He would have said excluding travel otherwise.
$880. He would have said excluding travel otherwise.
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Steve4216
25 May
5
May 25, 2020 1:37 am
My build had a 900mm under bench, it's fine. If I was using 2 x 600mm I'd have them stacked on the left side with the microwave if you can make room, it's much easier to access them without bending down all the time and getting a face full of hot air.
My build had a 900mm under bench, it's fine. If I was using 2 x 600mm I'd have them stacked on the left side with the mi...
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Steve4216
15 April
21
Apr 15, 2020 11:32 pm
My builder asked before we built if we wanted them to put the leftover bricks on a pallet and put the pallet in the back corner. We of course agreed, and so far built the mailbox with it
My builder asked before we built if we wanted them to put the leftover bricks on a pallet and put the pallet in the back...
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Steve4216
8 April
4
Apr 08, 2020 2:39 pm
This all should be in your contract. If it isn't then it's not a requirement of the builder
This all should be in your contract. If it isn't then it's not a requirement of the builder
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Steve4216
27 March
6
Mar 27, 2020 7:54 pm
You've really given us no information whatsoever. P can mean a lot of different things. No one can know if $36000 is too much money, what are you basing your assumption that $36k is too much on?
You've really given us no information whatsoever. P can mean a lot of different things. No one can know if $36000 is too...
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Steve4216
27 February
2
Feb 27, 2020 12:55 am
If theyre sending someone out to fix the problem and give you what was in the contract, I don't see what the problem is?
If theyre sending someone out to fix the problem and give you what was in the contract, I don't see what the problem is?
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Steve4216
7 February
8
Feb 07, 2020 1:35 am
Thank you for your feedback, not what I was hoping to hear, but very useful. :) Google "Borrowing Capacity Calculator" put your details in there and see what it comes up with as how much you can borrow. Your deposit wont matter if you can't service the loan.
Google Borrowing Capacity Calculator put your details in there and see what it comes up with as how much you can borrow...
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Steve4216
20 January
2
Jan 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Get more than one quote and compare, thats the only way you can tell if the price is fair. 1m slope over the building can cost significant money
Get more than one quote and compare, thats the only way you can tell if the price is fair. 1m slope over the building ca...
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Steve4216
20 January
5
Jan 20, 2020 8:13 pm
I didn't do what you said, but my Fencing quote was $2k more than the actual cost. Once my final payment was made I had $2k in available funds on my mortgage.
I didn't do what you said, but my Fencing quote was $2k more than the actual cost. Once my final payment was made I had ...
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Steve4216
17 December 2019
5
Dec 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Congratulations! Glad you've made the next step. I think the master bedroom is a good size, that's the same size as ours and we fit a king bed plus plenty of room around. Not sure Id ever want it any bigger, but that's just me.
Congratulations! Glad you've made the next step. I think the master bedroom is a good size, that's the same size as ours...
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Steve4216
6 December 2019
5
Dec 06, 2019 10:03 am
It really depends on the contractors they use. Building materials are very similar in price, if two builders use the exact same products, then the savings are generally in contractor costs. Youll find good and bad project builders, and good and bad custom builders They both use the same contractors...
They both use the same contractors if they can (We do both)but project builders pay us less per m2 with no extras, spec...
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Steve4216
6 December 2019
3
Dec 06, 2019 8:40 am
It really depends on the contractors they use. Building materials are very similar in price, if two builders use the exact same products, then the savings are generally in contractor costs. Youll find good and bad project builders, and good and bad custom builders
It really depends on the contractors they use. Building materials are very similar in price, if two builders use the exa...
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