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2 months2 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Building A New House - Adelaide

Would choose Monument for windows and fascia too.
Keep the colours minimal

2 months2 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Garage door entrance to Skullery / Kitchen

I have one through our laundry and pantry. Very convenient in my opinion.

2 months2 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Crossover - exposed aggregate vs existing pavers

Walkerville Council, South Australia
New build
Existing crossover and council foot paths is interlocking pavers.
I am laying exposed aggregate from garage to boundary.
Builder has offered to extend the driveway over council land…

4 months4 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Wall and Ceiling insulation upgrade

Where the curve is more vertical is where most of the action occurs. Once it starts flattening out, you get less and less from more and more.
I decided that…

6 months6 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Things you arranged outside of the builder

Personally I would get the builder to do the flooring. It’s is a hassle as a some trades may have to return to fix skirting joinery kickers etc.
I…

6 months6 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
How to go about getting builder quotes?

I don't have a spreadsheet but there plenty on the web for owner builders
You do have time
The soil tests need to be done once the site layout of your house…

6 months6 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Things you arranged outside of the builder

wardrobes, solar, air con (if you wish), landscaping, render,
Things like alarms are easier done while building as the wiring is quicker
Flooring is double edge sword

6 months6 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
How to go about getting builder quotes?

Meet them in person if possible or a virtual zoom meeting in the covid era
have the engineering and soil test done
have all the specifications that you want - appliances, floor…

8 months8 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Replacing full length window with same size sliding door aft

Worth exploring if a timber deck is feasible.
Should not be all that expensive

8 months8 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Replacing full length window with same size sliding door aft

I am presuming you are well in to the build or already have a window in place
Its way expensive to do it after the build IMHO
cheaper to get a variation…

8 months8 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Build progress during COVID

Thanks
Will start a thread when we break ground

8 months8 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Build progress during COVID

Thanks all for sharing

8 months8 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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…

8 months8 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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…

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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…

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
HIA contract

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

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Private Certifier providing Documents for OC

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

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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.

9 months9 monthsBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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…

11 months11 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…

11 months11 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…

1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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?
1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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…

1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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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1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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…

1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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…

1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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.

1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED 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

1 year1 yearBROKEANDEXCITEDBROKEANDEXCITED posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

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

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