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2 d2 dBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Build progress during COVID

Thanks
Will start a thread when we break ground

2 d2 dBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Build progress during COVID

Thanks all for sharing

3 d3 dBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Build progress during COVID

Thanks
I am not in a position to negotiate price etc
I am happy to proceed financially as I am keen to get out of the rental market and into a…

3 d3 dBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Build progress during COVID

We were about to start our build

Waiting for the final building rules consent. The loan has been approved
We were supposed to go to site within 4 weeks but I…

19 d19 dBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Knockdown - What to do with existing materials and parts?

Worth speaking to an electrician to come and give you a quote to remove fans and reuse
Floor boards etc will get damaged and but its a hassle to rip apart…

1 month1 monthBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
HIA contract

Thanks for the information
Really appreciate replies. Perhaps the margins is worth the hassle in these things

1 month1 monthBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Private Certifier providing Documents for OC

Presumable the builder hasnt paid him.
Mine wasn't an issue and I had the documents

1 month1 monthBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
HIA contract

Thanks for the reply. The builder has provided me a fixed cost $14677 for the retaining walls.
So they should credit me for the amounts.

1 month1 monthBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
HIA contract

I signed a HIA contract with a builder and had included retaining walls and fences. Can I remove the retaining walls and fences from the building contract. I want…

3 months3 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Stormwater via builder or not?

Thanks
its expensive and I wonder if there is any advantage if its done via the builder. The independent contractor has quoted me 5K less than the builder.
Further more…

3 months3 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Stormwater via builder or not?

Hi
I am building in Adelaide and I will need a sump pump installed. I was wondering regarding opinion regarding whether these things are better installed by the builder or…

5 months5 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Thanks Michelle
I have just posted the other question a few mins ago. But do I need a thicker wear layer as I reluctant to be held "hostage" to the floor.…

I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?
5 months5 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Engineered timber wear layer 2mm vs 4 mm

Hi
I have selected engineered timber from prestige oak (preference floors) 2mm wear (2/14mm) in natural oak. brushed We love the color.
Janka for oak 6.1kN
I am now pondering whether i should…

5 months5 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

I have selected 2/12 preference floors prestige oak in natural colour. I am concerned now whether 2 mm thickness is adequate

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5 months5 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Aluminium Window paint and matching wall paint

Thanks Chippy
Some window makers let you do custom colors (colorbond range). Got to pay extra and there is no guarantee that you will achieve the desired result.
Our builder uses…

5 months5 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Aluminium Window paint and matching wall paint

We are going to do our selections in a few weeks and I have been doing the reconnaissance. I went to a house by premium builder and saw a window…

7 months7 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Regent Homes Adelaide

How far in are you?
It makes a difference if you own the copyright to the plans or not. Much easier.

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

Thank you for that information
I will intend to do the soil tests myself once I finalize on the design
Agreed taking the soil samples within the building envelope minimizes variation

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

So working drawings + contour survey report + engineering report (including footings design) And as much electrical specs

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

I am building in Adelaide and I am going to get my house designed by an independent building designer. I intend to submit to council and concurrently send it out…

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Orientation of block

A water meter and a stobie pole

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Orientation of block

Thank you
Did consider to move the garage
There is a tree and a stobie pole towards the western aspect of the block.

10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

Thats the idea. A terrrace will be built on the west side of the living room.

I like the courtyard and am not exactly broke :lol:.
The…

10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

Thanks
Courtyard is more expensive
Costs aside
Just my worry with the courtyard design is the summer western sun.
Need to shade appropriately i guess

10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Orientation of block

I am building a house in Adelaide. I am bit confused as the the block faces northwest. I want a design with a transverse living room like the attached files.…

10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Advise orientation of Living room in northwest facing block

I am building a house in Adelaide. I am bit confused as the the block faces northwest. I want a design with a transverse living room like the attached…

10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Regent Homes Adelaide

I met with them for a free design brief a few weeks ago. Haven't heard back yet

10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Adelaide private builders

thanks

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10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Adelaide private builders

Was this in Adelaide ?
If so could you PM the contact please

10 months10 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Custom builder Adelaide

Looking for a good custom builder on a level land in klemzig. Any recommendations
I was thinking chase crown and any experiences with them

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