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2 d2 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Kia Ora!
Plans look AH-MAZING!
Following on with interest. Why do councils drag their heels?
Hope the build journey is as fab as those sketches.
cheers

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2 d2 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Distance between House and Pool

I was concerned when reading your post, but the diagrams are clear, leave it as it is.
You have enough room, as the Alfresco and pool are diagonally opposite, not on…

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2 d2 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

I have my electrical appointment in 2 weeks.
do I simply ask if switches have a neutral wire?
I don't want to engage in "upgrade chit chat" at this elec meeting,…

3 d3 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Hallbury Home RIP OFF!!!

We waited for 6 weeks for a plan after paying a deposit (which was actually more than what you paid), already had our own surveys and soils from our initial…

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3 d3 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Hallbury Homes

Hi builditup
We paid a deposit to them to design us a Custom House, after walking away from another builder who was farcical with timeframes, costs and communication. As we…

3 d3 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Aggregate Drive

Termite protection?
for an exposed ag driveway, porch and path?
Think this contractor is being a little bit "shady". ::cool:: ???

3 d3 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Floorplan dilemma on corner square block

Hi bhupi
I would swap the laundry off the north wall.
Use this area as your meals, and move the laundry to back on to bathroom, as previously suggested. Still keeps…

3 d3 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Wardrobes.....

Hi Bespoke
While my teenage daughter would LOVVVVE the ikea option, it's a definite no from me!
Happy to get something custom done and pay the price, just not pay custom price…

6 d6 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Temporary Trafficable Pool Cover

Ask for details.
State that you are more than happy to comply, but to who exactly?

8 d8 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Temporary Trafficable Pool Cover

Hey
Our pool is also going in before construction, roughly the same size too at 8.2 x 6.5.
Our builder has said that the cover must meet OH & S guidelines -…

8 d8 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Post Contract Variation raised by Builder

Hey again Superfly
Not exactly sure how they can say it's unforeseen, when 12.5 was clearly noted prior by all parties.
I'd be insisting the extra costs are paid for from the…

8 d8 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Wardrobes.....

HA!
I'm 5 foot 4.....
::cheerleader::

8 d8 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Post Contract Variation raised by Builder

OK
So you knew it was BAL 12.5, and they knew it was BAL 12.5 prior to Tender and contract signing. All costs worked out for 12.5?
So what is the…

8 d8 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Wardrobes.....

Hey chippy,
At this stage opting for the blank canvas at this stage.
I don't mind getting dressed out of boxes for the first couple of weeks.
With the shelf above the rail,…

9 d9 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Post Contract Variation raised by Builder

Ok,
Here is where I got to.
With regard to the BAL,
home.vic.gob.au under Building and planning -
The BAL is not a pre determined system, but rather the onus appears to…

9 d9 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Wardrobes.....

Wow, that's definitely a win.
Nothing like dealing direct and cutting out the middle man, and the middle margin!
What area, and what builder, may I ask?

9 d9 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Wardrobes.....

Hi all,
So, we are at wardrobes. I've looked at (and been disappointed by) plenty.
Seems most builders want to install a single hanging rail at around 1800 height, and walk…

16 d16 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Private Building Inspector - How many stages are an absolute

Oohhh this will be interesting......
I saw on this forum only a couple of weeks ago, that PD were introducing into their contracts, a "clause" that if you used Darbecca, you…

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19 d19 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
What’s your approximate build cost?

Roughly similar.
Building metro Melbourne.
Same BR, study, ceiling heights to downstairs etc
What alters the price DRAMATICALLY is
Tiling (and whether all bathrooms are tiled to ceiling)
Flooring
Joinery
Heating and Cooling
Our block slopes about a…

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30 d30 dBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

INSURANCE!!!!!!!! Unless you have it already covered in the build.
Update all your new furniture, art, appliances etc. Contents!

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
How do you choose a custom builder?

Think everyone has a "story" about a builder or another.
Take it on board, assess it's relevance (or lack thereof) and make your decision.

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
KDR by Sienna Homes in sunny bayside Melbourne

This is all looking fabulous Sabre, am trying to work out exactly which course you abut, Bayside neighbour!
We are building imminently (block is clear, yay!) same sort of drop in…

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

ahem, think you forgot
Item A - celebrate. ::cheerleader::
beers or bubbles, choice is yours

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1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Need some advice about building proposal

Don't just walk away - RUN!
The reason why "they're no comfortable discussing costs" is that everything is marked up to the hilt. There is no way known a company…

1 month1 monthBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Knock Down Rebuild SE MELB with Hallbury homes

was just thinking that myself......

Blacktea2sugars wrote:

Absolutely spectacular. The lighting is perfect

1 month1 month
View: Custom Coral Homes Bronte..Landscaping is on!
2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Realistic budget for building a good quality home in Melbour

I know a few in this forum were/are building with Inspired/Como Homes as a custom build option. Think ben888 had a blog going about a corner block build. …

Blacktea2sugars wrote:

stain looks great ben888

2 months2 months
View: Inspired Homes/ Como Homes - Custom Build Corner Block
2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Realistic budget for building a good quality home in Melbour

We have chosen custom. cost is now circa 650k for 41 sq, we have upgraded what was vital, made informed decisions on other items, and "provision" for the rest…

2 months2 monthsBlacktea2sugarsBlacktea2sugars posted:
Realistic budget for building a good quality home in Melbour

Hi
Are you just looking at the cost of the house? Or total build cost etc? What area are you looking at building, is the site flat and ready to…

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