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Cala90

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2 d2 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Engineered slab, flat plate?

Thanks for the information Cornellengineers. Having a read of the soil report, it's classed as a P site due to "adverse moisture conditions" with poor site drainage.

5 d5 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Engineered slab, flat plate?

Thanks again! Not sure if he’s proposing piers as the soil test says it needs to be on piers.
I’ll have to speak to him again on Monday and get…

5 d5 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Engineered slab, flat plate?

Thanks for the detailed reply alexp79!
Sounds like it's a good way to go, although the engineer has said it'll still need to be on piers? And also said it'd…

5 d5 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Engineered slab, flat plate?

Hi everyone,
We've been talking to an engineer about having our slab designed, we were initially going with a raft slab with bored piers as we've got a "P" site. He's…

10 d10 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Building a new home

VIC is a big state... Might need to narrow it down a bit?

19 d19 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Building Variations

I believe variations are if you want to change something that’s written into the contract. I guess you could use it for a fireplace?
Variations are usually costly.
One builder we spoke…

26 d26 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Land direction

On our plans we've got all the bedrooms on the south side with kitchen/living/dining etc. facing the north side.

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27 d27 dCala90Cala90 posted:
Austral Bricks Metallix Range - has anyone had any issues?

Wow, the Metallix range was going to be our choice too.

1 month1 monthCala90Cala90 posted:
Just another floor plan help thread..

Plan A seems to have a more open living area that will probably let in more natural light but I don't like the location of the 4th bedroom as there's…

1 month1 monthCala90Cala90 posted:
Quiet Rangehood recommendations

Is that the 86cm Bosch rangehood? We're getting the 90cm Bosch induction cooktop, but it bugs me that the rangehood is only 86cm lol.

2 months2 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
New Build Contracts

Sorry, my bad. I didn't read the post properly!

2 months2 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
New Build Contracts

Are you only applying for pre-approval? We got pre-approval without info about the build, but the bank will need a proper signed building contract before the loan is fully approved.
Edit:…

2 months2 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Maximum width of garage door?

Thanks guys.

2 months2 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Maximum width of garage door?

Hi everyone,
In the process of designing our new build.
Our garage will be 6100mm deep x 6500mm wide, we were wondering what the maximum size panel lift door we’d be…

2 months2 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Help -Building costs - confused

Off memory, a builder we spoke to around a year ago had an allowance of around $5k for a facade in their base price.
It really depends on what sort…

3 months3 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
When do you start engaging Builders? Titling is 12m away.

I agree with Althom. Though it certainly doesn't hurt to start browsing through display homes to get an idea of what you're after.

3 months3 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Alfresco floor doesn't come as standard?

From a builder we've spoken to, yes it's normal to not be included. They told us concrete is only included inside the house, anything outside will cost extra (alfresco, driveway,…

3 months3 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

Porcelain tiles will be stronger than ceramic.

3 months3 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

As long as they're glazed tiles they'll both be the same to clean/maintain.

3 months3 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

At the $30/m2 price point I’d say they’d be ceramic tiles. $60/m2 you’d probably be looking at a decent porcelain tile.
Really just depends on what you’d prefer.

8 months8 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
URGENT HELP NEEDED BAL RATING

Our builder has estimated around $3,500 for a BAL 19. Windows don't need to be double glazed, just 5mm toughened glass I believe.

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8 months8 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Fixing loose tile with no spare tiles available

Have you got a heat gun by any chance? A mate of mine just went through a similar thing and managed to get two tiles up in one piece by…

10 months10 monthsCala90Cala90 posted:
Changing windows after DA approval

We spoke to our local council and were told any changes (even minor) would require an amendment.

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