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12 d12 dCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Can you get LMI back?

I agree Kruss! It seems so unfair to have to pay the full LMI for only the build time. We are the same…

12 d12 dCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I like your sitting icat.
Does the plan tick all of your boxes in terms of what irks you about your current house?
Do you plan to re-sell or rent in…

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Small Lot Code Professional Needed

They didn't let us know or explain, it just came through on the plans. Even after we signed off on the plans the setback changed without a variation or notification,…

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Small Lot Code Professional Needed

Hopefully that will be the only change because of the neighbours. I can sympathise because ours got moved back and shoved over another full metre killing our side yard as…

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes White on White Wall Paint Hamptons?

That's exciting for an April start. Not too far away now.
It can be hard to sit with all the selections without starting to second guess! I have been back to…

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Small Lot Code Professional Needed

You are right. For sure.
Sometimes they push the setback back to match neighbours plans. Are either side of you ahead in their planning stages?

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Haymes White on White Wall Paint Hamptons?

Hey Cupcake2021,
We ended up choosing greyology1 for our walls.
I can't remember what sample was suggested to me but it was warm.
Have you made a choice now?
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2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

I assume you have already investigated doing an addition to your existing, or adding a studio, so I won't open that can of worms!
The other thing I thought of for…

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
I'm Back: Building again in Ballarat

It's exciting to be starting again. I imagine a little easier now you have been through the process before.
I found GJ hard to get a quote from. Not sure if…

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Slab questions

I had the same question when I was shopping for builders.
Our salesperson said there was no choice of slab because they had to go with what their engineer said…

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Installing skylights post-build

So I shouldn't ever do any additions to my house in fear of my warranty?

2 months2 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Carlisle homes: Should I sign an incorrect document?

I sympathise that the plans included are not the latest copy.
Can you ask for a copy of the variation forms to sign at the same time?
Our builder was the…

3 months3 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Colour questions?

Have you got access to any building sites that might have an offcut of the Surfmist roofing?
The paper colour sample looks different from the actual material and can look…

5 months5 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Opinion on Laundry

Where is the flat? Will the user have access to a main laundry? How is it going to be used? Is the weather suitable for drying? Is there outdoor space?
Two…

5 months5 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Selling house without deck permit

We had the same problem when we sold our house in that area. The owners before us didnt get a permit for our pergola and we weren't aware until we…

5 months5 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
House slab

We are planning our slab for January! Awesome news.

5 months5 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Amendments after building contract signing

It sounds like they have already told you it's not possible? Have Burbank told you the variation cost?
I changed my hinged robe doors to sliding. Is that what you mean?

5 months5 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Amendments after building contract signing

I was allowed to change doors at colour selection. Have you asked them?

5 months5 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Amendments after building contract signing

For our builder it would depend on the stage of the build.
Each variation would cost us 1k plus the cost to upgrade the item.
It would depend if Burbank regards…

5 months5 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Amendments after building contract signing

It varies by builder what you can change and how much it will cost.

6 months6 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Product changes

Have a search on google with the specific balustrade code and see if it matches what was installed.
Just out of curiosity, did everything else in your house match the…

6 months6 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Product changes

What does it specify in your selections document or inclusions in your contract?

6 months6 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Installing skylights post-build

Has anyone installed a skylight post build?
I would like to put one above our kitchen after handover but am worried it might be too much work and cost?

6 months6 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Boutique Homes in Ballarat

I have sent you a PM. Good luck choosing a builder!

6 months6 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Colour questions?

My understanding from research is that surfmist looks white when on an exterior. But yes, in the studio it does look quite grey. I am now at the point I…

6 months6 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Practical colour choices

So obviously no-one with a family building houses here!
I ended up going with grey non-slip tiles with grey grout.
I also went with nylon carpet with an extra heavy duty rating.…

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Hi again darb74, Just wondering who you got to do your solar panels? Countrybuilds

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6 months6 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

Wow. I didn't realise it would cost so much to upgrade! Thank you for sharing @Callifo it is really useful to have a rough guide when making these choices.

7 months7 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Practical colour choices

Just looking for what colour choices are practical for flooring, paint, benches and so on.
Do you find your colours are better for cleaning and hiding scratches?

7 months7 monthsCountrybuildsCountrybuilds posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Congratulations on handover and what an amazing build. Thank you for taking the time to share the details.
A build we could only dream of. But what tipped me over the…

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