Building A New House
Re: Avonlee Henley Brook Perth3105
Feb 16, 2016 11:16 am
We have keys!
When we went out for a look on the weekend there was a snake in the living area. So keep your eyes peeled! It was just a baby but that means there are more and a mum somewhere (hopefully not in our roof).
Re: Avonlee Henley Brook Perth3106
Feb 16, 2016 11:30 am
We are going for buffalo lawn, reticulation and a small hedge out the front and standard mulch down the side. Very very basic and still out of pocket over $500.00. The voucher really didn't cover very much. This does include any curbing or plant boxes what so ever.
What is everyone doing about levelling the sand, as the landscaper doesn't do this either?
Re: Avonlee Henley Brook Perth3107
Feb 22, 2016 12:41 pm
Hi Everyone, so exciting to hear everyone is moving in. We have PCI booked for 4th March - just wondering how long it normally takes from there? We are hoping to get the keys before the long weekend so we can do stuff to the house that weekend. Is that realistic? That is 15 working days/
The builders have said about 25 working days but i am hoping they are giving worse case scenario.
Re: Avonlee Henley Brook Perth3110
Feb 22, 2016 12:47 pm
Bank did the valuation on the Friday and payment was made I think by the Wednesday and we picked up keys same day. We bank with Nab who is the same bank as our builder so that helped. Add another day or so on for other banks.
We havnt moved in just yet. We have a fair bit to do before we can, tiling painting etc cannot wait though!!
Re: Avonlee Henley Brook Perth3111
Feb 22, 2016 12:49 pm
oh wow so fingers crossed we will get the keys before the Easter break - we want to paint etc. Just out of curiosity what you planning to do with your bank garden? We can't decide between paving/decking/lawn!
Re: Avonlee Henley Brook Perth3114
Feb 22, 2016 12:55 pm
Great. I actually have two contacts already for decking. And we are just doing planter boxes around the outside and a bit of fake grass. Then we need to pic something for down the sides. But that can be done later on.
Re: Avonlee Henley Brook Perth3117
Feb 22, 2016 1:04 pm
Our PCI inspection is this Friday! We'll be taking an Independent Master Builders Inspector with.
From what I understand it's hard to put an exact time I think it really depends on the repairs that are required. Some builders will have less items to repair and some will have a bunch of things.
I think contractually they are allowed 10 working days after the inspection to handover to allow for repairs and as a buffer until final payment clears.
We used Brad Carter Landscaping for our back yard and it was part of our building contract. We just chose lawn, a simple garden bed along the fence perimeter and gravel with steppers down the sides.. Hopefully low maintenence!! Better than sand that's for sure.
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