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Echo2k3

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4 months4 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Building in 2022

So far so good anyway! I just have to be realistic about future delays that will come.
I went out and visited the slab today and they’ve cleared it and it’s…

Building in 2022
4 months4 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Building in 2022

Yeah I’ve been super impressed with their communication side every aspect of the way from first talking to them last year right up until todays email, we are building with…

4 months4 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Building in 2022

I'm in Perth and had my slab down within 6wks from council approval, my builder has been up front and honest about what trades and materials are in short supply…

4 months4 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Custom vanity depth

I find it odd they’re ‘custom’ yet won’t let you go smaller or to the wall for the basin.
Back in 2013 I was on a very strict budget building my…

Custom vanity depth
4 months4 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
HELP! I just got a draft contract

To get you to sign now they will 100% tell you the price will go up if you don't secure it now and it probably will. But if it jumps…

4 months4 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
HELP! I just got a draft contract

I wouldn't sign anything until much closer, confirm with your developer a month before titles are due as to whether they are looking to be on time or not.
Certainly don't…

5 months5 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Termite barrier and inspections

It would certainly pay to get a pest company out to check for termites and protect for them, by time you see any termite damage on the outside it's usually…

5 months5 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Off the plan

It's a tough one, I'm not sure where you are located, but in Perth here a lot of builders are passing on massive increases even part way through the build…

5 months5 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Landscaping ideas

100% agree with this, a nice render over it and lots of green leafy plants in the garden bed would be the simplest option that would look really nice.

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7 months7 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Buying a land everything done online?

We've recently purchased land and have completed everything online. However its not a new estate, it's one of the last releases in the estate (14 all up I believe), so…

7 months7 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

I'd honestly leave it until later again.
We signed start of June, our land titled mid September, we were still hit with a price increase with the builder. Maybe around…

7 months7 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

You run the risk of locking in now and getting price increases (they usually only have in the contract a 90 day hold on prices).
We locked in a bit…

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7 months7 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Currently building ??

Unfortunately in WA that’s for most people, especially if your builder isn’t ahead of the game with scheduling and ordering :(

7 months7 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
7 Months, No Brickie!

It's all too common right now in WA, most especially if you're with a BGC company, soon enough they'll probably issue you a price increase as well if you're extra…

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7 months7 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Building with Dale Alcock...regrets already

Unfortunately every builder is delayed right now, lack of supplies and trades are not helping at all.

8 months8 monthsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Currently building ??

I am in the tender process still for my current build, but we have 5 houses being built down my street where we are currently living.
1 started just after…

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1 year1 yearEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Can Someone Please Tell Me the Purpose of a Corner Soffit

Even though they’ve listed it on the plans to be like that..?

1 year1 yearEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Can Someone Please Tell Me the Purpose of a Corner Soffit

Sorry it's a bit late.. but my builder has mentioned they add it so its easier to add a door onto later on.

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1 year1 yearEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Floorplan Feedback/advice

I had double sinks in my ensuite in my house I just sold, whilst it made for a beautiful picture for the advertising.. it really was just extra to clean!…

1 year1 yearEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
narrow lot: double garage vs extra room

Hi!
Personally I'd keep a double garage or carport, single garages are insanely narrow you'll find you wont be able to get your passenger out while parked anyway. It will affect…

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

I shocked and saddend for you guys :(
I seen the site supervisor there yesterday and I was tempted to say something at how slow the two…

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

Theyve almost finished your drive way when I drove past about half an hour ago. No reason why they couldnt get it done today!

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

They are there right now paving away. Fingers crossed!

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

No my water meter is to the side of my drive way. They had to flip my house plans so the driveway didnt go over it.
Gosh Commodore are proving to…

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

All your blinds are up so I cant see in anymore, paving has been started also!
I can't see what would hold them back on getting the keys to you before…

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

Wow I would be so un impressed with that!! I walked past yesterday and there really isnt much left to do as far as I can see?
I've been in my…

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

Fingers crossed for you then! It would be a great christmas present!

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

Unfortunately that was with everything all going to schedule. I have read on here that lock up is generally the half way point.
Hopefully they can get it moving for you…

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

It was about 3 months from lock up to PCI for me. And then 10 working days after PCI to get my keys.

8 years8 yearsEcho2k3Echo2k3 posted:
Ellenbrook Build - Starting Up

I can always be a serial stalker and get photos for you if you can't make it out :)
My time line was -
23rd July - roof…

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