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3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Wow you guys, I can't believe how far along you all are!!
So, after over 3 MONTHS since the land was settled, I'm finally being handed to construction today. To…

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Gosh you're all flying along now! Congrats to those of you in your new houses, it all looks so exciting!
So I haven't had much to report for awhile. Soil came…

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

You guys are all cracking along now! Can't believe some of you are nearly done! It's so exciting :)
My land settles TOMORROW!! Ahhhhh it's been a…

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Ahhh I'm gonna have to check mine for the glazing too! Although you've just put the idea of plantation shutters in my mind Gaviscon... :)
So I…

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

When I was hunting for that map, the dpcd.vic.gov.au website has all the information about zoning, reviews etc. It's a handy website!

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Yup, here it is!!
http://services.land.vic.gov.au/maps/bushfire.jsp
If it's in that brown-ish colour, you're in the zone. The zones will be updated again mid-year. I knew from the start that I'd…

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Hi all! I've been following you all over the last few months, but haven't really had much to add. Everything has been moving so fast for you guys! I'm looking…

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Very scary indeed Pooks! At least they got it sorted quickly for you...

3 years3 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

I've gone with Monument too! My roof/gutters/fascias are all super dark, with a sandy coloured main render and a mid-grey coloured contrast render. I blended the garage and door into…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Congrats on the slab Pooks! It'll all happen so fast now :)
Just got off the phone to the land office, and it looks like my block…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all! I've been quiet of late, but have been keeping up to date with everyone's posts. I'm glad to see there's finally some movement…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

The Blackbutt and Spotted Oak from the Manhattan collection are Cat 1 too. That's what I was tossing up between...

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Oh yeah Pooks you're right about the ceilings - the conversation basically went 'you want white ceilings, yeah?' and I agreed haha! The whole pre-start day is an absolute blur...…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

From my pre-start, the ceilings are a standard white, and you pick a colour from the showroom which is for every wall and every internal door. I was specifically told…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Oh Pooks that's so exciting! You'll have a poured slab before you know it :)
Ruby I can totally understand that feeling of thinking it's all going…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Gaviscon Girl I'm in the Phoenix 15, which for a small place has a huge open plan kitchen, and the island bench is quite wide too... It's actually what swayed…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Hmmm I got Cat 1 20mm stone for $1830. I've got a large bench area, so I'm assuming it's priced by size, like carpets and roof tiles.... It's hard to…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

I'm sorry to hear about al your issues guys! I'll try and shed some light on what I've encountered... As I've been typing this. I've realised how blase I am…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Carpet in the bedrooms and stone in the kitchen were the main ones. I also got the overhead cupboards next to the rangehood. Adding overhead cupboards means they'll tile the…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Gah! I wrote a whole reply about lighting for you _chylatte_ and it never posted! Sorry! OK, here goes again...
Batten fix lights are the standard light fittings you'll see in…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

My upgrade to Cat 2 carpet was $521. I assume it's done on a cost per square metre, which explains the price differences.... I've got 32.44 square metres of carpet,…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Congrats Pooks! So exciting for you :)
Ok, costings:-
Single powerpoint - $50
Double powerpoint - $59, so if you're going for electrical, it's a no brainier to…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Thanks for the tips Pooks! Did your friend say anything about how to go about extra lighting fixtures?
And do they want a job after my place is built?! haha...

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Yeah power points and some more light fittings are high on my list of things to upgrade. As are changing the TV points so I can wall mount them... My…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

I asked for $5000 to be included in my loan for selections at pre-start.... There's no way I'm going to use that much, but had no idea how much upgrades…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Pre approval is in!!! SO HAPPY! It's such a relief... Now I can relax and get excited about pendant lights again... :P

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Awesome news Pooks! Definitely not long now for you guys. In my contract I've got upgraded facade, elevated ceilings, upgrade from solar to gas hot water, recycled water to toilets…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Hmmmm I'm intrested to see what the upgrade promotion deal is now, considering I'm coming up to pre-start. Man I would've LOVED the kitchen one! I'll keep you all posted...

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

Pooks that deal you got on the kitchen appliances/bench top/cupboards is INSANE! I was told to expect at least that for the bench top alone... I was leaning towards a…

4 years4 yearsez85ez85 posted:
Anyone building with Homebuyers Centre in VICTORIA?

I spend SO much time looking at pendant lights for the kitchen island bench!! I'd say a good 75% of my house research is dedicated to pendant lights. Looks like…

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