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7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Subdivision investigation Adelaide

By now you probably would be well & truly into it if you haven't finished it by now. However, the best way to do this is to look at trying…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Re: Our custom design on 2acre - Updated Pics 21/06/12

So very pleased to see that everything has worked out well! Did the home end up winning an award?

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Darwin Builders

I did see this thread quite a while ago and have held off responding to it. Why because I need the time to get some experience regarding pricing and specification.…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Recommendations for builders?

I'll be honest, I have spent much or my working life in Adelaide working with several builders as well as on my own. There are several things to consider. 1)…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Eden Brae has fenced off our block of land completely! why??

Just a mix up between the builder & subcontractor me thinks!

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Another fencing question

I thin you will find that the cost will already be included in the land. Still best to ask, but I would imagine the land agent will just say…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Neighbour's garage built on the boundary

Not sure what the regs are like in Perth, but in Adelaide & Darwin, build on boundary is exactly that. The client is generally required to make sure all the…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Termite Barrier now a compulsory item in new buildings?

Even if the build is out of steel, the home will still have to be treated. Generally, the major builders only use penetration treatments where anything that goes through the…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Water Meter to be shifted

Generally, this should have been picked up prior to construction as the water meter would have been clearly shown on the siteworks and drainage plan as supplied by the engineer.…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Does anyone have a roof pitch higher than 30 degrees?

Just beware that the current timber framing code only goes up to 34 degrees, after which it has to be engineered, so there will be quite a cost difference. Generally…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Is my slab too far out of the ground?

Slab looks good! All heights are predetermined by local council and the engineers siteworks & drainage plan. The plan will look a lot like a site plan only with a…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Can I ask my builder to move my front water tap?

the question is are you talking about the water meter or a tap attached to the wall? If it is the water meter, they can generally only be moved about…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
House plan with 2 minor bedrooms at front?

Depending on the size of the block, you may find that a workers cottage style floor plan is the way to go. They tended to have two minor rooms at…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Is the electrical plan included in the designer's cost

I have been a designer for around 17 years. I have always supplied an electrical plan with the working drawings. However, some clients want it left blank so they can…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
First Time home builders

Many of Adelaide's builders especially at the sales villages offer PC sums or allowances only for foundations. Once the deposit has been paid, the builder will then organise the soil…

7 years7 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
house and land packages

The other item to consider is the stamp duty. When you purchase a house & land package, you pay stamp duty on both the house & the land. When you…

11 years11 yearsdgriffendgriffen posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

This is my first post to this forum. I have been working in the building industry in Adelaide for over 15 years both with builders and now on my own.…

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