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8 h8 hDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

So you are building in Madora Bay? How far from the ocean is the block?

2 d2 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Any reason you didnt go for hobless showers?

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3 d3 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Cornice Choice

Probably depends on which state your in, in WA it's around $8lm additional, it's not the cornice it's the labour to install it, plasterboard contractors charge more because of the…

4 d4 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

That would have to be one of the worse brick laying jobs I have ever seen, it wouldn't comply to the masonry code. I'm not sure how it works in…

5 d5 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Fall on Land and Site Cost

About 1.1m from left back to right back

6 d6 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Custom design

The builder has copyright of the plans unless agreed to it writing (as previously advised) would of been better going to a drafting company or an architect but hindsight is…

6 d6 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Do the internals by myself

Depending on state, but in Western Australia you couldn't do it, it has to be fit for occupancy which is the same as a certificate of occupancy (just dont get…

15 d15 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Any Recommendations for a Knockdown Company?

A state or city might help?

15 d15 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Where is the Waterproofing did they do above the vanities and kitchen sink? Just doesn't look like it on the pictures

18 d18 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Wall spout/filler with freestanding bath?

Hi Foxhill, when we do freestanding baths we use this or a similar type, rarely use bath fillers. Alder are a WA tapware owned and operated business but operates nationwide,…

Wall spout/filler with freestanding bath?
24 d24 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Site cost - fixed price

We include a concrete pump in the price of the house, all builders should as nobody barrows slabs, you dont normally need one for the footings unless it's a clay…

27 d27 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Building on boundary line in WA

Google Residential Design Codes WA, this should take you to the department of Planning and it's there. There is a high chance that there should be a DAP (detailed area…

27 d27 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Deposits via cash or bank loan, what is the difference?

6.5% Deposit
15% Slab
25% Plate Height
20% Roof Cover
18.5% Lockup
15% PCI

28 d28 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Deposits via cash or bank loan, what is the difference?

Further more to the last reply, the progress payments during the build is not what the HIA sets out (HIA is also NOT govenment) it's what the builder sets out,…

28 d28 dDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Deposits via cash or bank loan, what is the difference?

Hi Domwild, I work for a builder in Perth. The initial deposit which you have said varies between $2000 & $5000 is a non refundable deposit, it get the ball…

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Our Place - Meadow Springs, HGWA

I just dont like that HGWA import there cabinets from China among other things, I just wouldn't trust the melamine & MDF in there cabinets, I have heard stories but…

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Our Place - Meadow Springs, HGWA

What suburb

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

The builder is talking c#@p, ask them to provide you with the relevant Australian Standard. They have made a mistake on there plans and then they try to justify by…

1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Our Place - Meadow Springs, HGWA

That's how they make up margin, go cheap on the house then dramatically over-inflate the site works costings, all depends where you are but if your in the same area…

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Newport Primeline vs Scyon Linea & Dulux Tranquil Retreat

Hi D and C House, I dont think there is any insulation benefit, aesthetically the Scyon Linea looks heaps better but that comes at a cost, roughly the Linea is…

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
custom Build ownit home ownithomes.com.au quote, upgrades

Yes totally agree with what the builder has said, the stormwater was a closed system, the concretor has cut that closed system when installing the grates. It's not an issue…

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Door handle height

That looks ridiculous, unfortunately the lock & handle should of gone down another couple of millimetres. It looks to me that the lock is around 1050 - 1100mm that should…

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Does builders margin apply to provisional sum ?

Your getting confused between a PC (Prime Cost) and PS (Provisional Sum), margin isn't applied to PC items only Provisional Sums. A Provision Sum isnt worked off retail pricing it's…

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
HIA Contracts/Owners rights

Dont do it whatever you do, that's madness, what state are re you in?

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

No that wont happen, you have to register your development with Testra Smart Communities even if it's in an NBN area and can take up to 6 months

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

Okay, I know nothing in that state, but communications is the same federally and yes telstra are right, you firstly need to register the development with Telstra Smart Communities, you…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
At what stage is electricity, gas, NBN/phone connected?

What state are you in? It's not that simple

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
BAL dropped during build

What state are you in?

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

I'll ring the building commission tomorrow and find out exactly, I cant find my copy

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