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cag57

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Joined 5 December 2018
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3 months3 monthscag57cag57 posted:
St Ives - Custom Build in a Flame Zone

Good luck with the build, hopefully the weather improves.
I'm not far away, drove past today and saw the demo guys in full swing. Look forward to seeing it…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

That's great mate. Hope things still going well with your build.

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
How much did your home build cost?

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

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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.

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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 years3 yearscag57cag57 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,…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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.

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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.

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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. …

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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.

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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. …

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
The parties have reached a mutual understanding in resolutio

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…

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 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. …

3 years3 yearscag57cag57 posted:
Charleston Homes - anyone worked with them?

Hi Manishg
How did you go with your contract discussions?

4 years4 yearscag57cag57 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

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