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

Hi all, we had our PCI inspection this week.
We had a building inspector run through the day before we had our inspection, and he gave us his report to…

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

We have a date for our PCI meeting! Woohoo! :) We nearly have a home!

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

It's been a while since we last updated this forum, but it's been a busy few months! The tilers finished the wall and floor tiling, the tiler is going to…

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

The build is coming along well. The tilers have been on site for about a month now, and they should be finished this week.
We've run into an issue with the…

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6 months6 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

We had our tiler meeting yesterday, where we went through the with the tiler the different ways of laying the tiles (which direction the grain would run, etc).
There's been heaps…

6 months6 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

Awesome, real progress :D !

6 months6 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Yeah it does! Though we will have a tiler meeting soon, so we'll be able to go in and check out the work pretty soon!
The doors are quite nice, we…

6 months6 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

We are at lock up!! It's been a few weeks since our last update, and a fair bit of work has happened since. We went by the house last week…

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7 months7 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Unfortunately, it won't be lock up by Christmas, but we dropped by on the weekend and we did notice that the ceilings and cornices are installed on the ground floor.

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread
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8 months8 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Downstairs is being completed really quickly! In the last few weeks the roof has gone on, guttering installed, all the electrical, plumbing and air-con ducting installed.
The internal render…

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8 months8 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
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…

8 months8 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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…

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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…

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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!

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
Building our family home with APG in Fremantle, WA

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

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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…

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

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…

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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…

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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…

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit posted:
B1 Homes Perth WA -Custom Design

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…

9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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…

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread
9 months9 monthsdanbiscuitdanbiscuit 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…

10 months10 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

10 months10 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…

10 months10 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…

10 months10 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…

11 months11 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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11 months11 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…

11 months11 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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