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6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

We've got walls!
Brickies started on 21/5/15
We've got a meeting with the site manager next Friday morning.

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA
6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Oh right, we haven't met with anyone since our prestart meeting. We've got to have a meeting before they start the brick laying I believe so I'm hoping to hear…

6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Not too sure what a CL is sorry??
We had a provisional sum of about 25k for the site costs but after the titles came out and they did the site…

6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Hi, yes we did work out what it was for; it was for our retaining walls/site works, we received another progress invoice after the slab was down for the slab.…

6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

No we paid cash for our prestart on the day, it was definitely some sort of progress payment.

6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

It's nice to be able to (finally) see a finishing line in sight.

6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

We have our slab! Yay. It was poured on Friday 10/4/15. I was amazed they did it with all the rain we've been having by here it is.

Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA
6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Update: we've got a retaining wall and we were told our slab woul be poured last week, which it wasn't, but must mean it is very close. We also seem…

6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

No updates, just playing the waiting game for the slab now, we've been told to expect it in early April.
We did have one weird thing, our first progress payment…

6 years6 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

We had prestart yesterday. I'm getting excited again.
Still haven't settled on the land though, hopefully the end of this week.
In prestart the upgrades we went with were (off…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

Who are you building with copper? They seem to be very slow moving.

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

We haven't done anything yet, we had to get a delayed settlement date to change the financing because of the site costs, so we do t want to rock the…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

I wonder if it would be best to try and get a group together to make a complaint?

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

I have seen other people talking about some sort of class action because of the delays etc

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

We got an S class certificate from the developer.

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

We seem to be sorted. Our settlement is being extended by 4 weeks and the builder is drawing up a variation to have the extra amount put in the build…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

Thanks so much emmz, that is really helpful. I will call around my builder and broker today and see what can be done. And yes I would definitely recommend getting…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

We had $23k as the provisional sum and they've come back today and said they were expecting the footing detail to be C1 but it's actually C6 and we need…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

Hi copper,
Just wondering if you'd paid your site costs yet?
We got our quote back from our builder today and it's $19k over what they'd put as provisional sum so we're…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena valley views site costs

Hi, just wondering if anyone from stage 1 could share how much your site costs were.

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Titles!!!! Finally released today, 12 months after they were originally meant to be issued we finally have titles.

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
First home build with HGWA in Helena Valley Views

Yeah we had to do the register your interest thing, we originally went for the ones in the cul-de-sac but got outbid on those. We had already picked what design…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

Selections so far (nothing set in stone yet):
Exterior

Interior
Kitchen bench, della vita pearl and white laminate cupboards
Bathroom/laundry/powder room
Floor tile (bottom square)
wall tile (white gloss rectangle)
White laminate cabinet doors
Dark grey…

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7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

My boyfriend and I are building our first home this year/next year.
We are building a modified design of Homegroup WA's Mediterranean house in Helena valley views estate.
We first…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
First home build with HGWA in Helena Valley Views

We're building in Sedge (a very ugly name I think). how long ago did you sign up for the land? We signed up in about July 2013.
We should have…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

Well I went to the tile place on the weekend, I think I've decided on European ceramics, I had a pretty good idea of the colours I wanted for everything…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
First home build with HGWA in Helena Valley Views

Hi emmz41,
We're in the same boat as you building in stage 2 with HGWA :)
At least things are finally starting to move along, well almost.…

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
Helena Valley build with Homegroup WA

*nothing set in stone yet

7 years7 yearsBennycatBennycat posted:
HELENA VALLEY VIEWS - BUILDING A HOME

Yeah I've been saving colour ideas to a Pinterest board and looking on houzz a lot for inspiration haha. We've decided on most things, I just need to go see…

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