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Joined 13 February 2009
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7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
HIA Contract - Contract Period Start Date? Help!

As the contract states, the 30 weeks to complete the house are counted starting from 20 working days after the date all permits and approvals have been received.
It may be…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Final occupancy certificate before landscaping+driveway

We had to submit a landscaping plan as part of the DA. The house is now completed (handover this Friday!) but we would like to make a change to the…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
How much contents insurance?

Do you have expensive furniture or Ikea stuff? It can make a big difference. Don't forget appliances such as fridge, dishwasher, etc. Do you have carpets? Carpet is usually covered…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Privacy Screen

The screen is to prevent us looking down into the neighbour's house.

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Privacy Screen

We have to install a (horizontal slat) privacy screen on one side of our balcony, as part of our Development Consent.
Does anyone has some recommendation for privacy screen products and/or…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Anyone having problems with fencing-No neighbours/VACANTLand

In NSW you cannot claim any money to your neighbour without first sending them a notice to fence. Developer typically have an escape clause on the sale contract to avoid…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Fencing advice

If that builder has not sent you a notice to fence prior to build the fence he has no right to ask you any money. This is governed by the…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Fencing / Retaining wall help

You are not liable for the fence. In NSW neighbours must by law share the cost of the fence (based on the cost of a basic fence) but that is…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Delaying payment of stage invoice until work finished?

If you have an HIA contract then you must pay all progress payment when requested. The only payment you can withhold is the very last one (PCI) on the condition…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Determining the fall of my land

These lines shows height in meters based on an arbitrary reference level. On your drawing the reference level is 100.0 (marked RL). The height difference between adjacent lines is 200…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Building in Beaumont Rise?

Hi atelier8,
When we lodged our DA the council asked us to provide a professionally drawn landscaping plan. The main reason was because we had objections from some neighbours and we…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Building in Beaumont Rise?

Hi everyone!
We are probably about one and half to two months till finish. We just had our cabinetry installed and tiling started.
I saw lots in Stage 4 are now advertised.…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Pay land deposit with approval in principle

Assuming you haven't signed your construction contract yet you could ask M to include provisional sums in the contract for your electrical and StudioM selections (these are two separate variations).…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
HIA Building Contracts - Liquidated Damages

Hi Casa2,
I checked my HIA contract. It clearly says the contract period commences 20 working days after the builder receives all the necessary approvals (clause 8).…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
HIA Building Contracts - Liquidated Damages

I don't have my contract here to check the details but I do remember the word "day" and "business day" to be defined in the "definitions" section.
Another point of interest:…

7 years7 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Air con zones..

I am not an expert in air-conditioning but this what I have been told by airco installers when I did some research.
Most systems do not reduce their power output when…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
when do i pay stamp duty? NSW

We bought a block of land (NSW) in November 2009. It was registered in April 2010 but we had to pay the stamp duty within 3 months of the purchase…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Driveway/Garage- minimum access size for turn in

We are renting a unit in an apartment block with a double garage. The car park has similar configuration to your drawing, i.e. we are coming into our garage from…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Tender expiring - thoughts and opinions please

Hi NEWLYWEDS,
Sorry to hear you are hit with a price increase. We also got hit with a price increase (0.5% per month) as it took longer to get through council…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Land Release to Build Timeframe

Hi BrissyGal84,
Are you sure the 150 days is to get a soil test done? That seem a bit odd to me. The time limit is usually the maximum time to…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
New Estate... how do you sort out fencing

In NSW neighbours must by law share the cost of the fence (based on the cost of a basic fence, mind you). However that is only enforceable if a notice…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Is this normal for a Ducted Reverse A/C?

Hi tally,
I think this is normal. Turning zones on/off does not change the output of the central airco unit. Shutting off some zones merely redirects the flow to the other…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
3 phase power to new home

Hi
I am building with M3tr!con (NSW). The contract includes three-phase wiring and connection to "the street". However the actual connection to the electricity company (I think that means installation of…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
How much extra did you pay on your fixed price contract?

Hi,
The HIA contract does not allow you to withhold payment, except the last one (PCI). You have to pay by the due date even if there are defects to be…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Building in Beaumont Rise?

Hi everyone!
The admin phase of our build is officially completed today, as we just signed off our final constructions drawings! We should see real action now in the next few…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Building a house - our rental place put for sale

A potentially bad news was in the mail box today. We are first home builder and just about to start construction very soon (got all the approval/certificates/etc). We just received…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Building in Beaumont Rise?

Hello fellow Beaumont Risers,
We finally upgraded our TV gear to the digital age. Were we currently leave we have an excellent signal. I was checking the DigitalTV website

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Modelling your land .... and then your house

I have used Google Sketchup to draw up my house and the land. I used the contours survey from my builder, which I imported in Sketchup. Have a look at…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Compenstation from land developers for late titles

I am not sure how this argument ("things they have absolutely no control over") would stand in this particular case. Indeed one could ask "why did you sign…

8 years8 yearsdkpdkp posted:
Austral Whitsunday Bricks

The Austral Whitsunday range has its colour applied on the surface of the brick. That's why chips will show fairly obviously. For that reason we decided to go with a…

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