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21 d21 dDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

No date set as yet. Couple more weeks I'm guessing till PCI, then a little more time after that to fix anything that is found in the inspection. We always…

22 d22 dDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

The developer Peet, Include fencing and front landscaping as part of the package. There are forms to fill out when you get to certain milestones during build to get the…

29 d29 dDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

We've also been quoted and paid deposits on a roller shutter in monument for the front window and crimsafe screens for all the rest of the doors and windows, Pretty…

29 d29 dDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Managed to get some pictures yesterday all from the outside but can see some of the things that have been completed.

1 month1 monthDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Driveway and alfresco paving done, Air conditioner installed, Tiling to wet areas done. main hallway and living not yet completed. Hard to see much now the house is at lock…

1 month1 monthDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Looking at our Addenda it shows this for the powder room vanity unit is:
Zoe Plati SBC-514 Compact Basin White
Hope that is of some help

2 months2 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

House is at lockup stage now. Had a meeting with site supervisor on Wednesday and he told us 6-8 weeks for practical completion so lets see what happens
.
Sorry for not…

2 months2 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Almost to lock up now. Ceilings and walls are done ready for paint etc.

2 months2 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Roofing is now complete. Sorry about the cheeky monkey in the last photo he had to be there.

2 months2 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Ok guys sorry for the delay on any updates but here is a few all at once.
The bricks were completed and the roof timbers started.

2 months2 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

There is discolouration, it's actually a bit green we asked about this and were told it is vanadium coming out of the limestone and it sorts itself out over time…

2 months2 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

That's Awesome 00cookie Hope to see you around once we are all moved in

2 months2 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Sorry for such a late reply Louise. The pre-start was expensive for us yes as we wanted a lot of data points which were each around the $200 mark. Power…

4 months4 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Had our first meeting with the construction supervisor today, went well and we all seem to be on the same page with everything moving forward. He said the only delay…

4 months4 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Well it's been a long time coming but the slab is finally down and the bricks have just been delivered. Everything feels a bit more real now.

5 months5 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Hey just flew home from work so sorry for the late reply.
The base house was $222,605
Our site works were quoted as $14317 but the developers got the class of…

6 months6 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
What do you wish you knew before you built?

Wish I had been a few months later in signing contracts then I might have been eligible for grant the government is handing out to build. An extra 40k would…

6 months6 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
Building Costs - The 'price' realistic vs paper

As for landscaping and fencing ours comes from the developer of our estate. The colour and style of fence is not optional and both sides and rear are included but…

6 months6 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
Underbench oven or not?

That is our current plan with the microwave recess beside the ovens with a pot drawer underneath. We have only had freestanding ovens before this so it will be something…

Underbench oven or not?
7 months7 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

We did actually think about it originally but ended up deciding against. We have a family member with medical issues that has seizures etc and another sound barrier would keep…

7 months7 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Thank you very much. When we started researching we wanted a plan that ticked most of our boxes without having to change too much and the most inclusions we could…

7 months7 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Block has finally titled, apparently settlement will be complete on the 30th of April and then hopefully we can finally really get into this journey. Unfortunately due to the new…

9 months9 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
New Build Extras Cost

I'm In WA maybe that effects pricing? Smart homes for living which is a branch of Ventura homes group

9 months9 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
Should we include everything in build cost, or do afterwards

We decided any extras were going to come out of pocket rather then the loan for us. Our thought process was why put 5-7 thousand on the loan for solar…

9 months9 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
New Build Extras Cost

We paid $13000 all up in extras but it was $5000 just for electric for us (lots of data points).
To make both showers hobless it was $1000
To upgrade our carpets…

9 months9 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
Total Newbie - Building Questions/Appliances/Customisation

Hi,
We Have got our final plans and done our pre-start but haven't started building yet so don't take my word as law. Our builder had listed in the package the…

Total Newbie - Building Questions/Appliances/Customisation
9 months9 monthsDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Alright guys sorry for the lengthy wait between updates, everything was in a kind of lul before things started to get up and going. We have completed our Pre-start and…

1 year1 yearDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
Data points expensive

So we have been quoted and this is in Perth, WA, $195 per data point. This seems at the high end for us and it's hard to justify even though…

1 year1 yearDeacon91Deacon91 posted:
First home build,Movida Midvale WA, Smart Homes For Living

Hey everyone,
We have just put deposits down on our house and our block and are looking forward to what is to come.
We picked The Alaska as it ticked pretty much…

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