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2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
B&D Panelift - Upgrade to Timber Coat

Good idea to spend extra if it matches front door and other trim. Make sure it does match though. I've seen houses where they went for different colours…

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Is this off white?

Very off white

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Admin fee for variation?

Time taken to price up variations should be factored into the cost of those variations. A $1500 admin fee to do so is rubbish.....unless they have the highest paid…

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Admin fee for variation?

An admin fee like this would be fairly normal if they had already produced drawings and placed orders. The charge is more a deterrent than an actual cost. …

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Concreting quotes and future pergola area

100mm thick is normally fine if you use a stronger concrete mix. As for the estate, better to seek forgiveness than ask permission. :-D

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Concreting quotes and future pergola area

Site looks quite flat and not that big. Your builder should be putting in the necessary storm water drainage prior to laying the slab.

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Cost of installing downlights after handover

I'm saying this sight unseen but you shouldn't need to worry about the builder putting any extra wiring in. If you have an electrician putting the downlights in post…

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Concreting quotes and future pergola area

What drainage is currently installed and which ones do you need to get done?

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Concreting quotes and future pergola area

Shop around a bit more. Your quotes are around $90/m2. You should be able to find somebody around $80/m2.
Cost for stormwater drainage seems a bit high. How many linear…

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Cost of installing downlights after handover

I've just done the similar at my place. The downlights themselves (and 413 fittings) cost me just over $20 each from L&H. Got an electrician in to remove the batten…

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
The Crossing, Karalee

Hi there. Good to find another future neighbour. Have you picked a builder and design? If so when do you start?
We had handover about 10 days ago.…

2 years2 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Floor plan advice

Overall the design is fairly standard. One thing I really dislike is the refrigerator located across the main walk way from the kitchen. That would be a massive…

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3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Need a house 20-24m wide (including triple garage)

We are building on a block of similar dimensions so have looked at plenty of designs that 'fit' the block. The Coral Daydream 32 is a good example of…

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3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
No variations in building contract

I have never heard of a No Variation Contract so not qualified to comment on it. I don't see how it would benefit either the customer or the builder. Variations…

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3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
No variations in building contract

OK, I'm with you now. Post contract variations occur for a number of reasons. I can understand a builder wanting to avoid them but sometimes they are necessary.…

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3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
No variations in building contract

Not sure what you mean by "The builder has stated that he doesn't want any variations in the contract."
Do you mean pre-contract variations to their standard build spec or that…

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Will an Interest rate change impact Project Home Prices

Not debating the core of your message but the Perth market drop is not a fair indicator of the rest of the country. The WA economy is heavily linked…

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo

Did you get going a couple of weeks ago as planned?
We've been rolling along nicely. Should be ready for handover mid-late April.

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Fibreglass v Concrete

Interesting the comments about cost. Been talking to the concrete pool sales people and I'm told they are the same price as fibreglass. Not had any actually quote…

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Interest rate of 4.39%

Its not all about the rate. Other components should be considered to determine the best loan for you. While I can get a lower rate I wanted a…

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3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Will an Interest rate change impact Project Home Prices

There's no immediate indicators that interest rates will go up any time soon. Reserve bank is very conscious of the factors you have mentioned regarding market exposure and high…

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo

HI Maywill,
We are at a very similar stage to you. Roof just completed and rough ins almost done. Our site was cut before Christmas and the slab went down 2nd…

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
The Crossing, Karalee

Welcome to the neighborhood. I went to check out our build yesterday and met our next door neighbour for the first time. They were one of the first…

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo

You're at the Crossing, Karalee then? If its the Porto facade we'll have matching houses in the same estate. LOL.

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Stylemaster Homes: Baybreeze 22 Primo

Good choice on the design. Thas what we went for. Got the roof on this week. Happy with Stylemaster so far.

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

Good news. I think it was a battle you were always going to win provided you stood your ground.

3 years3 yearsarcachonarcachon posted:
Bushfire levy revoked but builder burbank still charging

Sorry, I misinterpreted the original post regarding the change in the BPA.
Back to the core topic, if the build hasn't commenced then you are in a much stronger position. There…

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