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May 08, 2019 10:16 pm
You have warranty for a reason. I would be asking the builder, even if you just send him some pictures via email and see what he replies.
You have warranty for a reason. I would be asking the builder, even if you just send him some pictures via email and see...
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May 02, 2019 10:42 am
If you know who you're going to build with, bring them into the conversation now before you plunge into the land.
If you know who you're going to build with, bring them into the conversation now before you plunge into the land.
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Steve4216
29 March
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Mar 29, 2019 11:59 am
Hi MIchelle, have you had any experience with the Plantino Engineered Timber flooring? I have a smaller house and to upgrade from Laminate/Hybrid to Plantino is about $3-6k, which I think might be worth it. Just after any experiences you may have had? Edit: Thinking about the "Royale" seri...
Hi MIchelle, have you had any experience with the Plantino Engineered Timber flooring? I have a smaller house and to upg...
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Steve4216
27 March
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Mar 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Ask your private building inspector that you used for the build, they should be familiar with your build and will have first hand knowledge of the builders practices.
Ask your private building inspector that you used for the build, they should be familiar with your build and will have f...
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Steve4216
15 March
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Mar 15, 2019 3:11 pm
If you're worried you should book in your private inspector to go check It for you.
If you're worried you should book in your private inspector to go check It for you.
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Steve4216
15 March
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Mar 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Just following up on the Pryzm hybrid flooring by Armstrong Flooring. Went and seen a couple that had been laid. We will not be going that way. If you lock your house up for a couple of weeks and go on holidays, the flooring will warp and the joins will bow and move. That's what I seen anyway, the o...
Just following up on the Pryzm hybrid flooring by Armstrong Flooring. Went and seen a couple that had been laid. We will...
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Steve4216
11 March
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Mar 11, 2019 11:01 am
It can depend on what stage you are at? Generally (most decent companies) will only charge you for what work they have already completed. If you haven't went to site yet, then it could possibly only be a few drafting costs and legal costs plus site works as in soil tests and the like. If you've been...
It can depend on what stage you are at? Generally (most decent companies) will only charge you for what work they have a...
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Steve4216
8 March
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Mar 08, 2019 1:11 am
I removed the fitout that the builder quoted (Just a hanging rail and a bank of shelves) and I was refunded about 30% of what it cost me to go to a designer and get it added to my building quote (which included builders 20% mark up) Go onto the Ikea website and use their design tool for a robe, its ...
I removed the fitout that the builder quoted (Just a hanging rail and a bank of shelves) and I was refunded about 30% of...
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Steve4216
5 March
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Mar 05, 2019 8:45 pm
You'll never get an itemized bill I doubt. The problem is, if the builder goes over on one part of the build and under on another part, then of course most clients will want the builder to refund where they went under but wear the part when they went over.
You'll never get an itemized bill I doubt. The problem is, if the builder goes over on one part of the build and under o...
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Steve4216
16 February
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Feb 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Hi Michelle. We were originally going with tile flooring in the main living areas in our new build. When we went to a flooring company they showed us this product. Looks great in the showroom, waterproof, scratch proof. Sounds great. The only concern we have is how does it feel to walk on? We reall...
Hi Steve4216, you are talking about the Hybrids I assume. The Hybrids don't have an underlay, all it needs is on each p...
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Steve4216
15 February
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Feb 15, 2019 9:55 am
Hi Michelle. We were originally going with tile flooring in the main living areas in our new build. When we went to a flooring company they showed us this product. Looks great in the showroom, waterproof, scratch proof. Sounds great. The only concern we have is how does it feel to walk on? We really...
Hi Michelle. We were originally going with tile flooring in the main living areas in our new build. When we went to a fl...
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Steve4216
12 February
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Feb 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Now you've added the kitchen plans to the original post, you should be able to take them to task for not having it installed as per plans.
Now you've added the kitchen plans to the original post, you should be able to take them to task for not having it insta...
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Steve4216
11 February
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Feb 11, 2019 6:20 pm
I think you're going to struggle with this one. Unless you specified what you wanted exactly and it's written somewhere that's signed by both, then they probably wont fix it. I don't see either as being "defects" just not ideal..
I think you're going to struggle with this one. Unless you specified what you wanted exactly and it's written somewhere ...
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Steve4216
9 February
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Feb 09, 2019 9:47 pm
Generally it is calculated as a deposit, and taken off the contracted price. This of course depends on your contract. Check the contract.
Generally it is calculated as a deposit, and taken off the contracted price. This of course depends on your contract. Ch...
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Steve4216
6 February
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Feb 06, 2019 10:52 am
Just an update that I have spoken with someone who happens to be building with the same builder as ours and they were able to use the included tile promotion to their bathroom and ensuite walls. The promotion says tile flooring but I didn't know that it is allowed as well for the walls. We will hav...
That seems extremely expensive to go from 400x400 to 600x300? That's almost my allowance for my tiling from scratch (No...
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Steve4216
5 February
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Feb 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Hi Dakoda, Start with the land as the price is more fixed then the build. Find the average price of a block of land in an estate you maybe interested in, or at least know what the land will cost you if you're not looking in new estates. Set a budget and then take the price of land off that budget, a...
Hi Dakoda, Start with the land as the price is more fixed then the build. Find the average price of a block of land in a...
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Steve4216
31 January
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Jan 31, 2019 12:50 pm
That's the problem with the "promotions". Unfortunately there's a lot of these advertised and you aren't actually saving any money, as they add it in elsewhere, or have a limited choice of stock as they have bought clearance or cheap items in bulk to cover the numerous builds using the pro...
That's the problem with the promotions. Unfortunately there's a lot of these advertised and you aren't actually saving a...
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Steve4216
30 January
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Jan 30, 2019 8:24 pm
What was the variation cost they offered you back if you did tiling after handover? Assuming that tiling was already in your contract price. Will that cover cost of tiles and laying?
What was the variation cost they offered you back if you did tiling after handover? Assuming that tiling was already in ...
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Steve4216
27 January
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Jan 27, 2019 12:27 am
enjoy the ride. Just have a budget and hold it. The most important thing someone told me was that at the building stage just upgrade the things that are harder to upgrade later. Like ceiling height, wall positions, room size and block orientation. You can always change a tap or a shower head down th...
enjoy the ride. Just have a budget and hold it. The most important thing someone told me was that at the building stage ...
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Steve4216
24 January
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Jan 24, 2019 6:42 pm
I think everyone gets in the same boat when they first decide to build. I know I was. I have signed my contract but I had to compromise for budget reasons. It ended up about $1500 per sqm, that included air con, all flooring, all lighting and fairly good fittings and inclusions. I ended up with a sl...
I think everyone gets in the same boat when they first decide to build. I know I was. I have signed my contract but I ha...
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