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8 d8 dfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Building inspector recommendations for Melbourne VIC?

Hi there,
It seems difficult to find good Intel on good private inspectors online so thought I'd check here for recommendations
Looking for inspections over all stages (assume this is a…

8 d8 dfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Building inspector recommendations - Melbourne

How did you go with his? Also looking for some recommendations

9 d9 dfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Conveyancing & property inspectors for new home build?

Hi there, I'm new to all of this and planning to build a place with one of those volume home builders (e.g. Carter Grange, Glenvill Homes, Thomas Archer). Currently nearly…

4 months4 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

Thanks mate. Yeah good points!
Leaning towards Option 3 to get a bit extra space in the cabinets but not going too crazy high (and expensive). Would require a mini…

5 months5 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

For the collection range (pre-designed) I think it would start $20k (but bare minimum) and go to $25k with upgrades and closer to $30k for more luxe upgrades?
Is that about…

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7 months7 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

roadrunnerr & Cleveland64
Did it take you long to complete the design? It took a couple…

7 months7 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

Thanks for sharing the photo!
I like how the upper cabinets were protruding out a bit more, flush with the pantry doors.
Makes it not look too 'vertical'

7 months7 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

Ahh makes sense. Any chance you have a photo of your kitchen? Cheers!

7 months7 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

Thanks, it is potentially an option (I haven't asked).
But actually we increased ceiling height to 3m for the reason of having high ceilings.
Is there any benefit in having dropped ceilings…

7 months7 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

Ahh awesome, thanks for the info.
Do you have a photo by any chance of the two rows of cupboards being the same height? Do you have them the same…

7 months7 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

Thanks.
Definitely agree on having a bulkhead to not gather dust - I'd either go full cabinet or partial but bulkhead the rest.
I'm thinking 2.7m could be good for storing…

7 months7 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

We are building a new home with 3.0m (~10 ft) ceilings in the kitchen - and are wondering how high should the cabinets go to?
Currently we're in a place with…

10 months10 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
VIC: 7 star energy rating commencing Oct 2023 - big impact?

Oh that's great to know - thanks so much!
I actually wouldn't mind upgrading for better double glazing and wanted better insulation in ceiling & external walls anyway - so maybe…

10 months10 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
VIC: 7 star energy rating commencing Oct 2023 - big impact?

Thanks for the replies.
Curious with 7 star rating deadline being Oct 2023, has anyone needed to update their plans or change their build?
And what changes are you needing to make…

11 months11 monthsfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
South or East-facing windows better for living area?

Hi, I'm looking for opinions and advice on living room windows.
Essentially we have a north facing block, and the house layout we have decided on has a living/dining area at…

South or East-facing windows better for living area?
1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

Ahh right - thanks.
What's an example of provisional items?
Am in early stages with Glenvill so I'm quite keen to ask more about this.

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
VIC: 7 star energy rating commencing Oct 2023 - big impact?

Cool thanks for the info.
My worry is that because I have so much glass - a whole wall of 3.6m high (and 10m wide) glass windows at the back of…

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
VIC: 7 star energy rating commencing Oct 2023 - big impact?

Hi there,
I was told by prospective builders that if I wanted to go ahead with my current plans (modern build, with a lot of windows to let in natural light)…

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

Thanks, good to know kamara.
Do you mind if I ask what you mean by 'provintional' items - can't seem to find that term anywhere?
Also were those increased costs justified? …

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Glenvill Homes experience (either Collection Range / Custom)

Hey everyone,
Can't really find too much info on Glenvill Homes here but am wondering if anyone has any information at all on them?
We are considering building something (either custom if…

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Semi-custom Melbourne Builder

Ahh okay good to know!! Didn't know it was a new range.
I'm interested but have semi anxiety not having any of these threads & posts from knowledge people…

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Semi-custom Melbourne Builder

MrBlack how did you go in the end? Have you picked a builder?
ostrich36 and what about…

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Glenvill Homes experience anyone?

ramsy kamara112 - How did you guys go? Did you end up using Glenvill Homes? …

1 year1 yearfirsthymefirsthyme posted:
Thomas Archer Evoke (Modified) Kingston Build - 2020/2021/20

Wellbuild also keen to know how it's all going!
Would love to see any progress pics to see how it is turning out /…

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