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4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Chapman 2 Storey LOCK UP

Interested to watch this build. Looked very closely at next res last time for two story, chose another builder, not for any reason that reflects badly on the level of…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Seeking House Plan To Picture of Australian House

Overall I think it has merit. Looks wicked from the street in the pic.
But if the funds allow such an elaborate design why only two bathrooms, only one upstairs to…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Boutique builders -Perth

JUST build a WBN house? ... JUST ?
I don't have many goals left in my life to achieve, apart form buying an AMG Mercedes , which…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
What are responsibilities after Practical Completion

I've done a PCI where there were 20 trades working on site, and the place was a mess. Itemised an entire book of defects and been told all will be…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
How long to get building contracts

Harps,
No to put a damper on things but if waiting if upsetting you now perhaps building is not your thing. With the RBA dropping the rate down again today there…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Has anyone in Perth used 3DC concrete?

I'm not much for recommending anyone but on this occasion I have used TDC decorative concrete During two of my builds within the last 6 years, I found they were…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Building Lexington Belle Q1 by Henley In Mickleham Melbourne

So your at 230k with site works, so perhaps anothe 50-80k to finish ( just guessing I don't know the scope of your build )
But if you want it…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
My builder needs access to my neighbour's block

Once plan is approved by council house is being built no matter what neighbour has to say. Builder will give you a form for neighbour to sign, including a plan…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

I never said I was clever. These two are relatively smooth so far, slow but smooth.

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
For those building/have built in WA...

More Turn key packages ? Yeah Probably
With rates this low there are a lot of new builds , lots of apartments in Perth as well. First…

4 years4 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Knockdown and rebuild without planning permit, possible?

Harsh JB1 very harsh
But accurate
Kremlin has a demo company that must have used its own surveyor and lodged all applications to council on their behalf for demo permit, can be…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

OK So its been a long boring five months but no we see some action
First a demo
Slabs
Bricks

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Garage door lock after handover

Try to catch the door people onsite when installing all other exterior doors. Maybe they can arrange to install one then, this way they be all keyed alike. Perhaps you…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

Many Thanx Sir Snagger, and welcome back, it's been a while.
Just playing with builder over their pre start variations, some good, some bad, some ridiculous ( one colour only on…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Building in Port Macquarie - help with Plan

I like what I think your trying to do here. May I ask if you have priced it? C ( or a U if you like ) shaped houses are…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Redink Battleaxe - MOVED IN & flooring - pics!

My last paint for 250sqm was $5K
Do floors first and then risk splatter on floor, not good if going with floorboards. Not so bad with tiles.
Paint first and then floor…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

Some Internal Pics
Block 1
Block 2

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Accepting the tender on the day or taking home to review??

Making Assumptions this early in the game will leave you dissapointed often when dealing with a builder. Dont Assume anything, everthing in writing etc.
Its a strong arm tactic to make…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Contract Completion Schedules

Contract completion dates
45 working days to site start
385 working days to completion ( all the usual excuses and some new ones )
Anyone got any worse ? Is there an average...

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
New Build - Floor Plan Feedback

Can you not drive straight into garage, and have a revising bay as you Back out to the right? Changes everything but have to wonder why it wasn't considered, perhaps…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Building a two storey on a rear strata in perth

Four years ago now, rear build with a 34 meter driveway, just paving , cost me $10k and site works at $18k
Luck

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

Contract completion dates
45 working days to site start
385 working days to completion ( all the usual excuses and some new ones )
Anyone got any worse ?

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

So Ms Echo did Prestart today for the two houses, took six hours, everything but electrical across the 8 bedrooms, 2 kitchens and a scullery 6 bathrooms 2 laundrys etc.
Delighted…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Recommend demolition company Perth

Action demolition in Welshpool did my last demo and I'd go with them again.

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Building Inspector - Any recommendations for Perth?

BSP construction assisted me in a couple of builds in Perth. Perhaps they can help you too. I don't have their number, Google them, was a couple years ago for…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

Been checking out this site for some time, very helpful. Many thanx to all of you for your advice and opinoins to each other.
Building in Rivervale Perth WA. Will post…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Como Perth - Some Progress

Yep, its been a while but echo has decided it was time to dive into the abyss once again. Got a small plot of land just south of the river…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Finished builds - what would you do differently?

Now that's funny ::lol::
It's gets easier as you go along. Ms Echo had no idea when we began , now she's got the gift.
Prestart…

5 years5 yearsEchoEcho posted:
Custom build design/floor plan (Sydney) - North facing block

I like a c ( or u ) shaped house, whatever you wish to call it. Everything designed around a central inside and outside point.
May I say tho, in…

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