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20 d20 dcag57cag57 posted:
How much did your home build cost?

Yes agree, 52sq at $615k with upgrades. Who are you building with ?

2 months2 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Hondo
It was actually for sale so we went through the open house. It was larger than what we want but similar french provincial style.

2 months2 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Hondo
We haven't started our build yet, been away for work. We have given out tenants notice though (end of year) so hoping for a build start sometime in the…

3 months3 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Mcdonald Jones Homes Vs Masterton

My niece just built with Masterton in western Sydney. Quality was ok for the price. A few issues along the way but nothing major.
They built a single storey,…

4 months4 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

very wide block. Our block is 20m so we want to stretch a design fairly wide too. Fingers crossed you have a good run with weather through winter.

4 months4 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Good to hear your coming along well, looks good! How wide is the design? 15/16m?

4 months4 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Hi SejaeD, how's the build coming along with your new builder? Cheers

4 months4 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Good advice! Having said that, being the owner of investment apartments that haven't had these type of issues there are some good builders out there. I personally wouldn't…

4 months4 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Final build cost per m2???

My brother in Newcastle got away with $1250 sqm for a single storey volume builder home. Probably say it's a low-med level of finishes.
Sydney build coming up for myself…

5 months5 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Handover with defects.

If you already have a lawyer ask them to draft it. They'll charge you to proof read so might as well get it done right the first time

6 months6 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Its certainly a unique build. Interesting to watch it develop

6 months6 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Build will be brick but the method not decided yet. Been researching RBV.

6 months6 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Does doing it with a cavity have any benefits with movement ?
I'm looking to build later this year but went off double brick due to movement and cracks appearing…

6 months6 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

What's the benefits of doing it this way? Compared to traditional double brick

6 months6 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Yes me too. I always thought double brick meant no timber.
My current house is double brick and has no timber wall frames.

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6 months6 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Building near protected trees

Are you in Ku Ring Gai? They are crazy for trees.
$1.4m is ridiculous and how could they possibly enforce a fine like that.

7 months7 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

No arguments from me. Negative feedback where factual is 100% fine and should be encouraged.

7 months7 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

I think he meant the builders lawyers used that reference of the T&C's to get the specific posts taken down by the forum moderators

7 months7 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

5.3.4 is written poorly. Should be extended to note in relation to false or misleading claims.
Absolutely nothing wrong with disseminating negative feedback if the statements are factual. …

7 months7 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Knock down rebuild builders

Check out Charleston Homes. We are very close to choosing them for our build.
We've been through two of their completed projects, beautiful homes.

8 months8 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Project builder or custom builder

Yes agree, 2k won't get you absolute luxury, but a decent level of finish. Getting a builder who'll also work with outside products is a good way of upping…

8 months8 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Project builder or custom builder

450sqm for $720k, if you can find a good custom builder for that pricing point your doing well.
I'm on the upper north shore too and looking to build. …

8 months8 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

That all sounds good Manishg, hope your build runs smoothly!
Did you need a DA due to the house size? I think by memory on my block we…

8 months8 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

I think it's just the way the solicitor wrote the letter. In the other thread the front page is posted and it says we represent Mr XXXX the owner of…

8 months8 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Geez mate looks like your going through a nightmare. As someone whose shopping around right now to build I'm glad my shortlisted builders have nothing like this going on anywhere…

8 months8 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Manishg
That sounds good, did you have any luck with the price negotiation or just went with it?
We are down to two builders. Charleston and Homestead homes. …

8 months8 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Manishg
How did you go with your contract discussions?

9 months9 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

As Alexp79 mentions in 6 or 12 months we may be able to get better pricing so I'm still in two minds on whether to build or wait

9 months9 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Manishg, that is a very big house. We haven't got any concrete pricing from them yet as we are still deciding between a few builders before we go…

9 months9 monthscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Wow, for $1.6m you must be building an absolute monster house with very high spec upgrades. This is a full custom build? Not one of their standard designs?…

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