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4 months4 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Bank Loan issue with Carlise Homes New Payment Schedule

Mine was the following and the bank was fine with the schedule.
Deposit 5%
Base 15%
Frame 20%
Lockup/Enclosed 25%
Fixing 20%
Completion 15%

5 months5 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Demolition of house with NBN HFC cable already there.

I work in the industry,not for NBN Co.
I would strongly suggest you request them to remove their hardware and any connections.
Two reasons:
1) You'll be showing at an end stage or…

5 months5 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Builder requesting banks letter of offer

unless you're self funding (which generally requires a account that both the builder and you can access) and copies of your current balance, you generally need a 'Authority To Commence…

5 months5 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

I should say, they still have plenty of time, it just might be the case of the house is finished and the pool work is still ongoing.
It turns out they…

5 months5 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

So its been a few weeks and i thought i'd put an update through;
They are now up to fixing off internals. Current time-frame on the house is two months ahead…

5 months5 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Builder tells house is incomplete two days before handover

FYI, if its NBN, Telstra don't own it, NBN Co do.

5 months5 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Internal wall thickness

I think it is also dependant on what material, eg: The outside of my steel frame was 90mm and the internal was 75mm. (or something to that nature)

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

*Update;
Rendering, internal doors up, kitchen cabinets started, waterproofing, garage door and vanities arrived.

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Thanks stellabella

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
10% deposit

Check your HIA contract as well. If in QLD, the builder can be fined for asking more that 5% deposit.
QBCC Deposits and progress payments
The maximum deposit allowed is:
5% where the…

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Insulation

From what i was told, you'll have issues getting anything post R2.5 in through the man-hole, i upgraded mine from R2.5 to R4.1 and had a thermofoil blanket installed with…

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Brick-work completed.
Setting - completed.

Pretty happy with the brickwork. Only one chipped brick. (SS said they'll just come and cut it out and replace)
Bricks were Austral Urban One Chiffon.
We're happy overall,…

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Our First Dream Home G&P Builders

Those bathroom tiles look awesome!

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

So, on having an issue with the electricians admin team for the rough in leaving it until the last minute, it appears to be resolved :-o
*Thermofoil…

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Visually, not a lot has changed. FRAME stage completed with roof battens on this arvo (as i was leaving just after lunch). Gutters were also up. Wall wrap also needs…

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP

btw, i love the floating vanities. I know my wife would too! (we had to go standard due to budget)

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP

Oh no, that sucks with the rain!
I worry about that as well with the rear of my house build as we don't have drainage (just natural run off) and not…

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

haha, sounds like the same with me when i first started with going with CH. "Quick, need to lock in the price blah blah blah..... only $2500.... etc etc" …

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

from what i read, if the slab has cured, rain isn't that bad (pro-longed slight rain is actually a good thing to stop cracking). You might get some rain pitting,…

6 months6 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Not giving time to arrange Finanace and price increase

You should have information regarding a finance clause in your HIA contract.
I know ours did that basically said everything subject to bank finance with construction loan approval letter required at…

7 months7 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Frames should be completed early this coming week.

7 months7 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Spoke with our SS and he's advised that the plumber core drills out the HWS drainage.... As for the downpipes, if they need realigning, they'll be done, but currently within…

Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)
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7 months7 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Our Stylemaster Baybreeze 27 view BP

looks great! i cannot wait till ours is at this stage :D

7 months7 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Stylemaster WRI 305 MOD - Karalee QLD (First Home)

Slab is down & pool has been concreted.
I've noticed that some of the downpipes don't appear to be in-line with the plans and the one under the hot water service…

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7 months7 monthsAmishAmish posted:
Solar battery house question

One of my friends is off the grid (as they live in whoop whoop) and they in no means have a big system, enough to run general appliances etc. It…

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