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GrahamB

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1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Knock Down Rebuild : Site survey - own or via builder?

SejaeD
Seems like you have had a bad experience with a HIA contract, they are not as despicable as you think and if you get the right builder who is willing…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Knock Down Rebuild : Site survey - own or via builder?

Happy to help, I know a few people

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Knock Down Rebuild : Site survey - own or via builder?

The builders normally would not give you the Contours, they will give you a PDF version, but the DWG will say with them
Most builders also will normally get there own…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
How to estimate the cost of knockdown-rebuild house?

I do this for a living
Depending on the amount of asbestos you have in the house it can be $17-25K for the demolition
In regards to the Home it should sit…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Has anyone used Home Design Agency?

I have sent a few people I know to them and everything I have heard so far is positive, easy to talk to, know how to design, on top of…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Im here anytime you want to have a chat

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Door height help needed.

Not at all, the next standard door height is 2340mm, so taking the following into account
2550mm less - Ceiling plaster (10mm) Flooring allowance (20mm) Leaves 2520mm
2520mm less - Gap between…

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3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
HIA contract advice

Builders have been doing it for years, I am unsure as to who your builder is whilst I write this, however they are obligated contractually to install them, and you…

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
HIA contract advice

Pretty much normal with all builders, appliances etc to stop theft (as advised by Bobjane) water/electricity normal (as per Doozer)
LD's are always low as this covers the builders from an…

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Contour levels

As a builder, you are able to build this home on a flat slab with and equal cut and fill. You must remember that you do not actually build over…

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Builder put private power pole on Driveway

Some councils have a maximum width of the crossover (council section of the driveway), Blacktown regulations say a maximum of 6m wide. The builder may be able to argue that…

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Builder put private power pole on Driveway

What council area is it?

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Boxhil

Im building a house on terry road soon, no real major issues with the block (its registered) except they have filled he block a fair amount

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
building contract help

Pravven
If the builders are bale to gain access to the site now (contour/bore hole) then they should be able to fix the costs to a degree. Problem with unregistered land…

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Land with electricity cables/station underground

A non combustible material is brick. building near a padmount station isnt hard, its in the design

4 months4 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
DA/CDC costs in Cumberland council

Including all approvals, plans, reports, design etc you would need 6 months and $20k

4 months4 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Elara 252sqm Land valuation - Does CBA valuate equal to sale

i prefer to deal with a broker, but thats me

4 months4 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
land affected by fill

When they did the subdivision they have filled your block to make it the shape it is today
This is a normal thing these days and the only thing it should…

4 months4 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Smaller project builders - sydney

Birdy took over Bellmarch

4 months4 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Smaller project builders - sydney

Ansa, Kaplan, King, Betterbuilt, Kastelan Designer, Fowler, Ellingsworth, Birdy, Firstyle, Provincial

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4 months4 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Site Costs

Exactly why I do what I do
"Keep the b*stards honest"

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Kastelan Designer Homes license is a month old, was formed in March thus year as it is new venture, however the director Pieter has been building homes for 20…

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Norfolk you are correct, "If given permission" but if you read the following statement form Alexp from his informed opinion "Will you be able to provide full list your…

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

I am actually a construction consultant that works with many different builders, what builder would be stupid enough to listen to your pathetic ramble and give clients names out to…

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Its funny how you know so much, you may want to look at the difference between Custom home and Architecturally designed, home builder with inclusions as opposed to an endless…

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Also, just noticed the air conditioner in Masterton, I would prefer the Actron over the Temperzone

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

I believe so, they design your home from scratch to suit you, I just did a comparison, only 1 or 2 things jumped out at me that Masterton was better,…

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Heard good things about these guys, only new small builder though, this could be a negative, inclusions look good.
www.kastelandesignerhomes.com.au

5 months5 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

as the main garage has to be 1m behind the front building line you could simply extend bed 4/porch, pull the whole garage forward (giving you a deeper double garage…

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