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Joined 12 March 2017
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13 h13 hEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

so you have hickies doing your stormwater as well then?
realising when they suggested i do it myself afterwards as i will get ti cheaper. would have been far easier to…

13 h13 hEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

yes i think so to but estate rules say concrete driveway :(
how much paving you getting done for that price?
assume not including stormwater etc
can i ask…

13 h13 hEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

that's actually not to bad a colour
I have a mixture of mostly darker timber furniture and am worried about making sure my flooring doesn't clash with it - but also…

13 h13 hEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

decided today i would only get my driveway concreted. The rest will be done in pavers. Much easier if i have issues with sewer or stormwater pipes etc
had a nice…

1 d1 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

Will be asking for a bit of details re financier inspections and reckon i would do those 3 plus the 3 month defect one as well

1 d1 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

have to remember people are quick to share their horror stories but when everything goes right not a peep. easy to find negative reviews etc but positive reviews etc are…

1 d1 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

my sink faces into the dining area and tv will be on wall to the left so easily viewed from the kitchen unless i'm at the stove.

1 d1 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

no idea re homestart but i do beleve my lender also does progress inspections at certain stages so hard to justify multiple inspections - was mentioned when i signed for…

2 d2 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

yep so once i have my finance finaled and released for construction i will ask about access for an inspector
even if just the guy i know they will probably be…

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2 d2 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

no idea but its something i have thought of recently
Also read someone on here saying he believed that builders assign their better SS to sites with a inspection service
Will be…

2 d2 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

got a quote today for a building inspection service (one of the big companies i think)
from slab to defects looks to be total of about $2100
spend the money or…

2 d2 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
First jome build SA Hickinbotham

good news lovisa, waiting for that report i think was one of the most frustrating parts of my experience.
hopefully not to much soil removal for you
I had excess soil and…

3 d3 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

Finally worked out why my sums where off by over 5k with the bank valuation
Noticed the valuation had a base contract price that did not include any selections variations but…

4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

can do. was looking at an offer by AGL the other day - they install Solar and you then pay a reduced rate for teh solar power and have the…

4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

well got the valuation report and all pretty generic as expected
compared with 2 sales in estate over last 12 months
included everything i had provided quotes for
when i redid my sums…

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4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

well almost nothing has sold recently in area aside from new houses built by the developer and they are pretty basic 3br 1 small openplan living with a small carport/garage.…

4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

Have asked for it and see what they say - Since i paid for it there should be no problems getting a copy of it i hope

4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

well told to add another 15k to my mortgage will cost 2300 LMI plus another 280 valuation fee
So only really a 12000 benefit think i would rather cut costs elsewhere…

4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

don't want to spend the extra for another valuation if avoidable.
have enquired about the costings in fees/LMI etc if i was to add another 15k to the mortgage and exceed…

4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

well valuation came back 10k under what i hoped for
Can still do it but leaves no money for anything at the end after base concrete/stormwater/fencing. will have to cut costs…

4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

with all this rain i went past my block yesterday and also checked out other houses in the area being built by the same builder -
was a little dissapointed to…

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4 d4 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
First jome build SA Hickinbotham

yep that's what happened to me, soil report in and person who rang just wanted to ensure ok to charge next stage of deposit took nearly another 2 weeks till…

8 d8 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

well full development approval came through yesterday so now ready to release to construction.
hopefully my lender wont take to long once she returns from leave on wednesday
another month or so…

10 d10 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

i was told 2 weeks but then when it came time to make the appointment it was about 8 days.
only other real provisions i made was data ports and…

10 d10 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

yep that what i did. put 2 wall lights on either side of my back wall with power points to allow for lighting future pergola
also put one down the side…

10 d10 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
KDR - custom home in Clearview, SA with ADH

its nice when it feels like its actually starting to happen.
One thing i will recommend when you get to do your electrical/ lighting selections. make sure you allow enough outside…

10 d10 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

finally heard from my lender re valuation today - its not back yet and she is going on a weeks leave so will ring me next wednesday to discuss result…

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11 d11 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Hickinbotham Build Northern Adelaide

I don't have a time frame for build but have watched the others they are putting up around me and they have gone up fast - 1 was about 6-8…

12 d12 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Hi,
I am looking at the lighting that will be required in my build
ceiling height is 2700mm, walls are taubmans winter ice - so basically white
Currently looking to start with something…

12 d12 dEntilzhaEntilzha posted:
Driveway thickness question

that's what i have been thinking. better to spend extra now than have to replace it in a couple of years.
wondering if the reason the estate states 150mm thick is…

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