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29 d29 dConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Are inspections during build necessary?

I would recommend using a private inspector. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

1 month1 monthConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Fairhaven Riverview 26 review? Henley Monaco 25 review?

I am currently building with Henley, and the building experience so far hasn’t been satisfactory. The administration side is top notch; sad that can’t be said about actual build.

1 month1 monthConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

But your site classification shows P class.

2 months2 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Built/Building recently with Henley Homes/Carlisle /Porter D

We are currently building with Henley. My experiences with them so far have been mixed. They are very professional with all the paperworks and administration side of things. Same I…

3 months3 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
North Facing Property

I thought if you stand inside the house and look towards the front door and it faces North, the house orientation is said to be North facing.

3 months3 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
New Home - Slab Certification by Engineer

Does structural engineer inspect the piers, and slab reinforcement in Victoria?

4 months4 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Building contract - unusual conditions favouring builder

I can not answer your question but our building contract was a standard HIA contract which had 50 pages; First 8 pages being cover, table of contents etc and last…

4 months4 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
House and Land Package - Melbourne North

My builder did soil testing the day after my initial deposit of 1K with them. Previous day, I had paid deposit for land to the developer.

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4 months4 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Independent inspector

We are using Darbecca.

6 months6 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Changing Facade after handover

Is it possible or feasible to change facade after build? I don’t think so but that it only my opinion.

6 months6 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Checking contract

Hi KameGame,
Did builder changed payment schedule in your case? I recently had payment schedule not accepted by bank.
Yes, get the letter from your broker/lender requesting a modification of the Progress…

6 months6 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Checking contract

Hi KameGame,
Did builder changed payment schedule in your case? I recently had payment schedule not accepted by bank.

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Zero Lot

Didn’t your neighbour contacted you before installing fence? You are legally bound to pay half of the fencing cost.

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Building inspector

Is it true?

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
PCI Pics

More pictures please

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Building Within 1.0m Offset Of The Easement Question

Do you have to build that close to easement? I would prefer to leave more room in case in future Council needs to excavate around stormwater pipe; I would be…

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Building Within 1.0m Offset Of The Easement Question

I believe 1.0m offset from council asset means setback from the stormwater pipe which council owns. I would suggest you ring City of Casey and talk to someone from engineering…

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Sahara 40

The fixed site cost was actually 10.5K, while Council & OH&S costs were $1.7K. Water connection cost was included. By developers requirements, if you meant Opticomm/ NBN connection, recycled water…

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Pre contract review in Sydney

Just wondering did you end up hiring one for the review?

7 months7 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Sahara 40

When we signed up for our build with Henley, our quote included 10K for site cost on top of the base price. Our land had 275 mm fall.

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Reputation and reliability of cheaper builders

Have you looked at what their inclusions are like? Some of the things that falls under builder’s range may not be palatable to you; hence need to upgrade which will…

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Building With Henley-Monaco 28 (Color Selection)

Hi nayammd, where are you building in Melbourne? What soil classification came, and how much footing and site costs were you charged?

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Facade picturss

Why have you used two types of bricks?

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

What flooring are these? Looks nice.

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Facade picturss

Which facade is this?

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Exterior brick colour and mortar colour

We are also building with Henley. We have chosen Mannagum from Austral bricks. Still undecided about the mortar though. Hope this helps.

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Old Brivis ducted heater seems dead...advice needed.

Thank you for the information.

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Atherstone land valuation " land undervalued"

Hi Vinnie, how did you go? Were you able to get rebate from the developer, or went with another bank? I am in same situation, and would like to know…

8 months8 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Land encroachment

I think encroachment of the land is civil matter, and hence council will not be involved. But that’s just my opinion. Talk to your solicitor; they should be providing appropriate…

9 months9 monthsConfusedSoulConfusedSoul posted:
Sahara 40

I am also interested to know this. Same happened to me during land settlement.

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