Re: Clover - Bentleigh East progress?2
Mar 24, 2011 9:50 am
Spoke to Subdivision Officer on 22/03/2011 . They received Environmental audit report .Developer submitted internal roads plan to council on 18/03/2011 . It has rejected for ammendemnts . Spoke to devloper on 21/03/2011 , he said site work is going to start with couple of days .
is any one has more info ??
Re: Clover - Bentleigh East progress?3
Mar 26, 2011 2:19 pm
That is the same story I have received. I spoke to the owners beginning march and they were still confident of a june completion. They say contractor has deadline and must meet it. We are betting on october. Nice to chat and find someone in the same frustrating position! Who you building with?
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Mar 26, 2011 7:00 pm
I also spoke to the council officers on 23/03. When they told me that vicroads had rejected the road plan, i assume this related to the original proposal but based on the dates you mention, this looks to be their 2nd attempt which again has been rejected. I also spoke to the developers back in Feb and they also said work was starting in the next few days.. Its almost Apr now and it looks like things are held up again on approvals... The only other info I've been able to find are the house number assignment on land.vic.gov.au. Have you guys signed up with any builders yet? We want to see the soil test come through before progressing.... anyone in the same boat?
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Mar 26, 2011 8:34 pm
We are absolutely in the same boat! We are not keen to sign with a builder until we see some action on site abd can access for soil tests. We cannot assume anytimeline we are given is correct. The council did indicate that they were close to sign off and it was a few minor ammendments for traffic report - sign locations etc. They said as soon as they recei ved ammendments they coud sign off on it. Both council and developer say this development is so big and very rare so that has contributed to delays. My child at the school behind so am watching closely. Will post as soon as I see the gate open and some action. We can then celebrate!
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Mar 27, 2011 10:24 am
Thanks for replies. I am also not signed of with any builder . Just Finalized builders. Even builders are not ready to signup because of uncertainty and soil test .Could you please post about status of site work ?? Do you any one think settlement going to be done by JULY END ??i heard that most of the buyers going for 2 story... I am sticking to the single story ... what abt you ??? One builder said.. they have client in Clover building 56SQ 2 story home ......... i got lot 26 ... what abt you ?? which one you bought ??
Please post here with any requested info or updated info abt Clover site work,,,
Thanks allot for sharing info ..
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Mar 27, 2011 5:33 pm
Can't wait until we can skip down the street and meet you all!
We are building double storey...we using Clarendon approx 35 sq. At the end of the day it has mostly come down to the floorplan we love that fits on our narrowish block! I guess october for settlement - my husband says october 2012!
Will definately keep posting any progress with pleasure
here's hoping the building process is smooth and timely for all!
Re: Clover - Bentleigh East progress?8
Mar 27, 2011 6:44 pm
I hope settlement will be done by august 2011. I am not in rush for settlement . I am building 26SQ Single Story Home in Lot 26 . I Spoke to Calvin Hocking Stuart, he said after starting site work , they are going to send a letter related to settlement date.rapidMovers whats your lot no ??
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Mar 27, 2011 7:06 pm
Hi Neeli, Rapidmoves,
Its great hearing from you both, yeah, we’re looking fwd to the day when building starts. Should be a great little pocket ones homes start going up. With the delays, we’ve taken the opportunity to look through potential homes/builders, so far we’ve looked at the following for our block:
Kush - Urb@n edge
Marsden - Dennis F@mily Homes
Laguna - Metric@n
Fernhill – Cl@rendon
We have narrow block as well so looking at 12.5m homes. Most builders now have quite a number of homes (both single and double) that suit 12.5 frontages and make good use of the site.
It also looks like Sim@nds Homes snapped up 2 of blocks are are selling it as house and land package.
I’ve PM’d you both my lot number….
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Mar 27, 2011 7:06 pm
We lot 22 around the corner!
We not in a hurry either but love to see some progress.
Just remembered developer said they do not go out to tender on site works until council approval comes though. Add another month or 2 for that one!
narrowed down the builders?
Re: Clover - Bentleigh East progress?12
Mar 27, 2011 7:18 pm
Porter D@vis would of been a good option, but they won't build in the area and don't have homes that suit 12.5 frontages... C@rlise home have some that suit, but last we spoke to them, they mentioned a surcharge... 30k though their sales staff weren't entirely sure of this....
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Mar 27, 2011 7:21 pm
Yes. I narrowed builder Alpha Builders and prostruct . They do custom homes ,
To suit my needs and size of the home none of the big builders has plans suits my need,
They given compitative price , at the end of the day all builders charge same price for end product ,
I mean Some builders charge some thing and they give free some thing else.. end of the day i got all quotes nearly same......
are you guys going with timber fence or color bond fence ?? have you decided drive way type ??
I am feeling happy , up to this time , i have no contacts with buyers in same estate.. thank god .. i found you people............
now onwards we will share our thoughts and information ... so it will be usefull for each one ....
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Mar 27, 2011 8:09 pm
th76 - Porter davis just called me last week - they have reviewed their building zones and will build in clover & charge 10k metro building fee. Don't adjust their homes though. I love their santana but too wide.
We are looking at clarendon shellbourne. they will ammend and are looking at either taking some width out or adding size to the fernhill. Have also altered floor plans a little for me - seeing them tomorrow! Very excited
Carslie did mention a surchage to me around that figure. Usually do not build in bentleigh east but making exception just for clover as they have 2 or 3 clients building.
Neeli am very happy to have discovered you both on this forum and look forward to a toast when we all move in. Street party!!! I looked at custom builders but none could compete on price to volume builders - glad you found some good ones!
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Mar 27, 2011 8:13 pm
It's been great finding others building in this estate. It's one of the smaller estates around so it's definitely great to be able to find others building there!!. Thanks rapidmoves for keeping a look out on those gates We live a good 40mins away. Hope to get a few more Clover neighbours come on board to share in on the experince!!! Cheers
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Mar 27, 2011 9:08 pm
Heey do you have any idea ?? what type of fence you are planning for ?? Timber or colorbond?
how much you are planning to spend on home ?? if its not personnel can we share ?? i am planning to spend max 255K on Home . Just to get an idea wether we are spending much or less .
Have you any one figured out .. is there any extra site cost ??
I hope we will move in to new home 2012 ??
Thanks rapidMove and Th ... Sharing your builders and Plans ...
Re: Clover - Bentleigh East progress?17
Mar 28, 2011 10:54 am
Bad News For Most people and Good news for some people.......
Spoke to Campbell (GLG Developments) .. He said , there will be a slight delay in Site works .. they are going to send buyers new estimated settlement date after reveiwing council ammendments etc ...
I hope Settlement will be in July / August ..
Re: Clover - Bentleigh East progress?18
Mar 28, 2011 12:34 pm
To neeli.kishore: we finished our house with Prostruct in Oct 2010. We had a lot of issues - drainage and plumbing being the biggest of problems, and bricks. You can look at my thread if you're interested:
It also seems that they have had a few issues with some other homes - most listed on the website productreview i think. Prostruct have two site managers - makes a big difference. Should check out the other builder as well. But I guess most builders have some issues from time to time.
I hope this helps. Good luck with your build.
Re: Clover - Bentleigh East progress?20
Mar 29, 2011 9:14 am
Yeah Neeli, thanks for posting that up. Another delay! I hope things get sorted this time around.... In relation to the road design etc, there was an indication that block owners would have the option of deciding which side the driveway crossover will sit on... I would of thought this would be part of the design proposal... has anyone been consulted on this?
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