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1 month1 monthDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
B1 Homes - Pre Start

It depends, firstly who the lender is and secondly what you actually want upgraded

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Future proofing your home with Smart Lighting Control

Hi Kester, I work for a builder in Perth, we include neutrals to all switches as a standard but not many other builders do, I would suggest there isnt any…

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Building a new home

In WA we have Keystart which is a government agency that offers home loans and would suggest you have something similar, Keystart basically dont allow variations at all including…

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2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Building a new home in W.A.

You cant take the tiling out and do it after handover, the house isnt fit for purpose if you did. Theoretically you couldn't sign off the BA7 form either.

2 months2 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Tiger tails

In western Australia it is stipulated by the power authority (Western Power) when you need them, it's to do with distance and also what voltage the line is, the higher…

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Slab just poured

Do you know what termite treatment they are using?

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Slab just poured

Nothing wrong with any of that, they are used as pegs to hold the form work in place

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Building contract deposit refund

Yes it's industry standard to charge you for those items that they have completed for you.
In WA we (I work for a builder) have a deposit on $3,000 for…

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
SO MANY RED FLAGS! HELP!

You need to tell us what state your in, every state is different

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
New build - Outrageous Electrical costs

Hi AJ, I'm an estimator for a Perth builder, I know its different market but from my point of view your data and tv is cheap and the GPO's over…

3 months3 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Building a smart home, advise wanted

I havent read the whole thread but if it hasn't been mentioned before you want all switches wired with a neutral (should be approx. $15 per switch plate) this will…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

Have they specified what the upgrades are for Coastal Conditions on a specification and or engineering? Exposed Steel has to be duplex coated and by the looks of your post…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Builder Recommendations - Perth

With the cabinets I'm nearly positive that the board they use isnt to Australia Standards, I maybe mistaken but dont think I am. I have heard stories about the board…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Builder Recommendations - Perth

Hi spinvests, I know home group WA were importing there cabinets from China, so not made locally and I'm not sure if you would want to trust that, they also…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Homezone - Perth Midora Bay build

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

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Our build with Express Two Storey (Ventura) in South West WA

Any reason you didnt go for hobless showers?

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4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Fall on Land and Site Cost

About 1.1m from left back to right back

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

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4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 posted:
Any Recommendations for a Knockdown Company?

A state or city might help?

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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

4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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?
4 months4 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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,…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

5 months5 monthsDoozer1905Doozer1905 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…

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