Building A New House
Re: How often do you visit your site?582
Nov 22, 2016 7:27 pm
I've been heading down every 2-3 weeks, but build has only been going 8 weeks. Haven't been inside since frame stage though, so just looking from the outside.
Re: How often do you visit your site?583
Dec 02, 2016 3:28 pm
Land to title in couple of months after Christmas. It has taken quite some time to get land ready with retaining walls etc.
As such we visit once a month. Next time we go there it should be almost ready I believe. Fingers crossed..
Looking to build a home in VIC.
Land titled in November 2017. Construction started in February 2018. Double storey 37sq.
Re: How often do you visit your site?584
Jan 12, 2017 11:33 am
We live probably a 40 minute drive from our block but it's only 10 minutes from my folks place so we occasionally swing by when we are down visiting them... Construction hasn't started yet and we only just got our finance approved... but we like to go and admire our patch of dirt from time to time and make sure no one is dumping anything on it
I'm sure once work starts we'll be swinging by once a week if we can to check it out.
Our build thread with Smart Homes for Living in Wellard https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=86092
Re: How often do you visit your site?586
Jan 29, 2017 10:54 am
Wonderful to read through this thread. I am starting my first house build with Simonds in Lara.
For peace of mind, I would want someone experienced to have a look at the build at different stages.
Can anyone please help me find/refer me to a good building inspector in Geelong/Lara area ?
Thanks in advance.
Re: How often do you visit your site?590
Apr 30, 2017 3:41 pm
I've already gone to look at our land twice and our estate isn't even open yet. As soon as they start building I think I will be there every day! Luckily I currently live within a 3 minute drive to my block
Re: How often do you visit your site?591
May 18, 2017 11:54 am
I've been so curious about this and its been nagging me to search here! So glad to have found this thread! We visited our land every 4-6 weeks as we lived about 30mins out of the way and but we moved schools which is just 5 mins around the corner and with construction starting, I'm there atleast twice a day during the week when I can. It is pretty exciting for the kids to see all that gets done while they are at school.
We are in framing stage and this morning's visit went pretty well. The tradies let me have a wander around which was pretty incredible as I've tried to stay behind the fence for every other visit!
Building with Porter Davis
Customised Sandringham 47
Re: How often do you visit your site?592
Aug 27, 2017 10:51 am
We lived over a half hour away when we started our renovation project and visited on weekends... problem is a lot of work is done during the week, and a lot can go wrong in a week. Our renovation quickly increased from a 90K renovation to a 250K renovation. We fired the GC, signed ourselves up as the GC, hired a GC to "work with us" and moved onto our property in an RV for the remainder of the build. Here's a video with a little more info on what went wrong.
Re: How often do you visit your site?593
Aug 29, 2017 3:43 pm
We live about 40 mins from our block, so we make the trip up every week at the moment (there's a lot to see with brickies on site at the moment).
Once the bricks & roof is up, and we can no longer go inside, we'll probably be every fortnight or so and peek through the windows
Building in Gwelup (WA) with APG Homes: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88108
Re: How often do you visit your site?595
Sep 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Daily basis is a nice idea but when your family has very full lives... dunno. After saying that, years ago we built a house & had someone steal our front door from the site (!!!) so maybe it's worth it in the end!
Re: How often do you visit your site?596
Sep 13, 2017 11:16 pm
Whenever i can
my land registered Nov last year and every weekend i used to drive by to check out progress on my street and to make sure noone dumps crap on my lot
My House Build Blog : https://goo.gl/Lq4i86
Re: How often do you visit your site?597
Oct 02, 2017 6:40 pm
Our acre block of land settles next week and is a 20min drive from where we live atm. We drive out to admire the block about once a month but once construction starts we will be out once a week I think or more depending on the stages.
First time builders and home owners.
Building with Metricon. Mantra 25s.
Re: How often do you visit your site?598
Oct 02, 2017 6:57 pm
When we built I would visit the site twice a week minimum, with at least one visit occurring at a random, unexpected time for the builders. During construction this approach helped us catch a massive number of defects and errors before they became unfixable. I made a habit of carrying a tape measure, a copy of the detailed plans, and a notepad with me each time and I checked everything I could. Wiring issues, placement of simple things like cables, incorrect parts, you name it, all cropped up throughout. My build wasn't a smooth one though, so they needed a lot of extra hand holding so if you've got yourself a good builder and a decent crew you might be OK.
Something else I found was they left the site unlocked and wide open most nights, resulting in several instances of theft from the site. This would then delay things while replacement items were sourced. It happened a couple of times before I put my foot down about locking up.
Re: How often do you visit your site?599
Oct 04, 2017 6:29 pm
at the moment - we are living onsite!! But we are doing a kdr, so once we are at the next stage, we'll have to find a rental somewhere.
The house is near the kids' school and kindy, so can see myself driving past lots!
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