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7 d7 dForgForg posted:
Colorbond roof

Did you ask where the extra costs came from for the Colorbond?
I'm intrigued to know - I thought Colorbond costing more than tiles was only a project-builder thing!

8 d8 dForgForg posted:
Colorbond roof

Do you mean that basic concrete tiles are normally part of the price, and they are charging an extra $8k for Colourbond?
I asked around when we were building 5 years…

9 d9 dForgForg posted:
Hot water system below brick level.

I'm not sure on that one, should the water & aircon slab be under the main slab, so water runs away from the slab? We had ours poured as…

10 d10 dForgForg posted:
Skillion

The cost of doing anything else is pretty prohibitive!

10 d10 dForgForg posted:
Project home builder in NSW

Did this start happening 19-24 years ago, which is why the vast majority of homes aren't falling down yet?

10 d10 dForgForg posted:
Rangehood duct outlet under eave?

The more holes you have poking through your roof, the more chance of developing a leak in future … in my opinion (and experience!) at least.

10 d10 dForgForg posted:
Project home builder in NSW

I don't think you could list all relevant issue in the project vs custom debate/decision in a single post … however, don't forget that a lot of the project builders…

13 d13 dForgForg posted:
Floorplan feedback/recommendations please

That main bedroom … it's huge, yet the wardrobe isn't.
Will you actually use all the extra non-bed space in that bedroom? I mean some people do, but if you'd…

13 d13 dForgForg posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

This definitely ain't a topic that's limited to a single builder! :)
But yeah, as Joker said, it doesn't need to be sanded right down to being…

13 d13 dForgForg posted:
Conduits in single leaf brick wall

Sorry that this is a bit off topic, but what do "chased" and "single leaf" mean in this context?

16 d16 dForgForg posted:
Insurance while building?

We didn't do anything at all.
There might have been something bundled with the construction loan (was a KDR); but nothing I recall.

16 d16 dForgForg posted:
Gas Hot Water System

The only way non-solar electric is as efficient as gas is if you're using a heat-pump electric system.
If you don't use gas for anything else, then yeah you might consider…

22 d22 dForgForg posted:
Feedback on the plans

While I can see the sense in making those other areas larger, "taking space away from the garage" is a mistake too many people make. In the context of…

24 d24 dForgForg posted:
Feedback on the plans

How about replacing the atrium window with full-height, too-narrow-to-get-between pillars? You could probably make an interesting feature.
Ah, rear to south, yeah I re-read that after I typed the question.…

24 d24 dForgForg posted:
Feedback on the plans

Couple of things that occur to me:
can the two wardrobes downstairs be fitted with sliders, preferably cavity sliders? Should allow more room than having to worry about swinging doors not…

24 d24 dForgForg posted:
Termimesh installed correctly?

I'm not going to claim to be an expert, but don't forget that it needs to be below the frame, or at least to stop the little buggers getting to…

24 d24 dForgForg posted:
Custom Home Builder - Melbourne

I kinda pity you guys trying to work out a cost-per-square-metre cost, my experience with quotes vs sizing was that there was indeed some correlation but that it was all…

30 d30 dForgForg posted:
Custom Home v Project Home

Unfortunately this doesn't help you; a mob named Alkira Homes who were bought by (and I'm not 100% sure this is correct) one of the Rawson brothers & now only…

1 month1 monthForgForg posted:
Custom Home v Project Home

Yeah, look we had a similar decision to make, except we went the other way around. We wanted to at least cost a custom build, because we wanted a…

1 month1 monthForgForg posted:
Hebel Or Bricks

While I'm super-duper dubious about alexp79's claims about brick houses needing all sorts of ongoing maintenance (having lived in brick-veneer houses about 60, 50, 30, 20, 10 & 3 years…

1 month1 monthForgForg posted:
Hebel Or Bricks

All else being equal, Hebel should mean better insulation & quicker installation & an ability to patch over the final finish, with face bricks once it's done it's done. …

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Building quality volume vs custom builder

This last bit is very interesting … we had spec'd ~$75k's worth of anodised commercial-quality thermally-broken double-glazed aluminium doors & windows & screens, and they were one of the first…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
House bedrooms are smaller than on plan.

As others have said, if it's truly only 5cm smaller then the 3.6 x 3.3 room is now 3.55 x 3.25.
I don't think you'd be able to see 5cm in…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Engineer needed to approve retaining wall NSW North Shore

Even more point in changing the thread title then! :)
I think there will be a lot more people willing to help with "getting you a structural…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Engineer needed to approve retaining wall NSW North Shore

Are you able to change the title of this thread?
You might cast a way wider net if you can rename it "Recommendation for retaining wall structural engineer, Sydney north…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Building quality volume vs custom builder

There is no single answer to your question, unfortunately.
Some upmarket small-scale builders are brilliant, you'll get a result HEAPS better than you'd ever get with any volume builder. Yet…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Interim occupational certificate

The lack of steps won't stop your interim certificate.
We moved in & then did the landscaping ourselves, I needed a LOT of dirt moved to build-up the ground to…

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2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Termite Barrier visible

I'm pretty sure it has to be visible, because if you cover it up with something like mortar then the termites have got something to use as a bridge over…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Surfmist roof..beige or charcoal evap cooler?

I think I'd go with the charcoal because, as amilelka said, it doesn't functionally matter what colour it is, and the charcoal is more neutral (ie. the beige has quite…

2 months2 monthsForgForg posted:
Warranty on units

Something I read in relation to that Opal Tower fiasco is that unit blocks are by law covered under warranty for major (ie. structural) items for 6 years, and minor…

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