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Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

We checked out the site last weekend (only just getting around to uploading photos now). The roof carpentry has started on the ground floor, there's not much roof space on…

10 d10 ddanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

It's been a quite a few weeks since our last update, and there's been really good progress... The upper storey is complete! The upper storey white internal walls have been…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Haha, hopefully!
The solar pre-wire that I signed off on has already gone in, they installed it just the way you thought they would (up the front cavity of the…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

What a great week, the cement render is now on the internal and external walls of the upper storey!

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building our family home with APG in Fremantle, WA

Hey MrsTougs, how's the build coming along? :)

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

I've just looked at the contract documents we signed (and APG bound in a folder for us), there are some drawings relating to footings and structural steel beams that weren't…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Great, yeah it's the site supervisor and the trades they assign that really make or break the build. Have they given you any indications as to when they can start…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Yes there is an existing powerpoint there now, we sorted that out as part of our pre-start. For some reason the thought of solar power didn't occur to me through…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

I'll chase it up with the builder this week. We actually haven't been provided any engineering drawings (the steel beams to support the upper slab are marked on the drawings…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

What a huge house, I love it! Great location.
An owner builder, in theory, seems like a great idea. I wanted to OB our home, but I just don't have the…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

This week there's been heaps of progress, although not as noticeable as the past few months. More of the electrical, data, and security cabling has been run on the upper…

1 month1 monthdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

G'day Sparky, thanks for your replies!
I spoke to our site supervisor about not running the cables through the cavity walls, and he said they generally always cut them into the…

2 months2 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

G'day, thanks for highlighting it! I live quite far from our site at the moment, so I'll check it out this weekend and take a few more photos
Dan

2 months2 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

G'day, thanks for replying. I've got the following photos from that area.
We did ask the builder to ensure there was an appropriate beam to hang a pendant light down…

2 months2 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Another fortnight of steaming through the build! The few days of miserable weather didn't stop progress! Electrical and plumbing is mostly completed to the top storey, as well as all…

2 months2 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

So we didn't get out to our site last weekend so we were pretty excited to see how much progress has been made over the last fortnight. The roof carpenters…

3 months3 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Visited the site on the weekend and we were very surprised to see the upper storey brickwork complete! We did think that given the rain we've had over the last…

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3 months3 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
How often do you visit your site?

We live about 40 mins from our block, so we make the trip up every week at the moment (there's a lot to see with brickies on site at the…

3 months3 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

We went to our site this weekend and were pleasantly surprised to see the brickwork had started on the 2nd floor. For a weeks worth of work, they've made great…

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3 months3 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Security System - Bosch 844

A lot of alarm manufacturers have add-on communication modules you can put into your alarm panel to add capability, such as Ethernet/IP modules so you can access your alarm over…

4 months4 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
HBC build - Lakelands

Congratulations on the build! I'm building with APG (also part of the ABN group of companies). We had our sales consultant quote a heap of items for us as part…

4 months4 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
HGWA in Calleya Estate

Very nice progress! The brickies will be starting in no time! It's amazing how quickly houses are going up right now

4 months4 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Our second storey slab went down earlier this week. Exciting times! Now the long wait while we wait for the concrete to cure. Good news that the forecast is rain,…

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4 months4 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Hi Rachel, thank you!
We spent months and months refining our plan before signing with our builder. I've sent you a private message with costs :)

4 months4 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

July 23, 2017! The reinforcing mesh is fully installed!
The plumber has been on site and you can see where the toilet waste and drain pipes have had pipework installed.…

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4 months4 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

16th July - the formwork has gone up for the suspended slab. That sure was quick!!!!
The site was looking so open and clean last week, and take a look at…

4 months4 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

It's been a little while since I last posted, but there's been heaps of progress the last few weeks.
We visited on July 8 and the ground floor brickwork was complete!
Emma…

5 months5 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

We visited our site earlier in the week and dropped a carton of beer off for the brickies. Most of the ground floor brickwork is complete! There are still a…

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5 months5 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

We went to our block today to see progress, and WOW! The whole left-hand side of the house brickwork is done (well, it's not all at plate height yet, but…

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