Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
g33kerb0t
371 Posts
g33kerb0t
371 Posts
Gold Member

Follow
371Posts87LikesMost Active Topics

g33kerb0t

Joined 9 April 2017
Gold Member
Followers
34 m34 mg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Week 3: We've got a slab! Wasn't expecting it to be quick but so far SS seems to be on top of things. Next week frames will be delivered.
Unfortunately we…

2 d2 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Simonds vs Metricon

You should be able to. They should have a blank contract that they can share with you.
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

2 d2 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Simonds vs Metricon

Builders have different inclusions, materials, and suppliers. You may be comparing the base house price and upgrades but their trades, frame, steel, brick, etc. come from different suppliers. Naturally one…

7 d7 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

So far site cut was done on time. We are supposed to do slab pour on the 16th, but based on what I've seen onsite, I doubt they'll be able…

7 d7 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

We are getting Jeannette Gage to do our inspections.
I suppose the estate developer wanted to get the trees in early that's why they've already planted them in the nature strip.
Building…

7 d7 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

We have yet to finish base stage so I can't comment on timelines yet, and they have not completed the slab mesh and formwork so there's nothing to inspect yet.
We…

7 d7 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Progress update
- concrete piers are in
- meter box in
- plumbing started
- front tree is in
Not sure if they'll be able to do the slab pour next week though.

Building the…

  ⋅  1
11 d11 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden - Votivo 43

Congratulations! Yeah what a journey!
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

18 d18 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Best colourbond choice with brown bricks

It really depends on your facade and the look you're after. There isn't a straightforward answer to this I'm afraid.
I've seen houses with a monument or basalt roof and windows,…

20 d20 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Fingers crossed. I'm hoping at least they get the frame and roof up to protect the the wood from the weather. I'm not really in a rush. I want them…

20 d20 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

16m x 32m if I remember correctly
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

21 d21 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Site cut started this week!
Here are the obligatory temp fence and dunny pix
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

21 d21 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

We're building in Sunbury.
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

30 d30 dg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Developments

It probably is due to site access on your block? Do you have something in front that will prevent them to deliver materials easily?
Have they done a site survey as…

1 month1 monthg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
North Melbroune, New Estates - Recommendations

We bought in Rosenthal Estate in Sunbury (North West).
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

  ⋅  1
1 month1 monthg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
North Melbroune, New Estates - Recommendations

We looked at Merrifield and Cloverton before. Both look good. I imagine if they're fully developed it would look like a mini city.
However, that's at 10-15 year development project, so…

  ⋅  1
1 month1 monthg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Building on flat land - fill required & tree issues

It doesn't sound right to me, and you know what they say. It probably isn't.
Requiring fill might depend on your soil type even if you have a flat block of…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
BAL12.5 cost

Forgot to mention ours is a 44sq double storey house.
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
BAL12.5 cost

Sounds a bit steep. If I remember correctly the quote from my builder was around 4k.
The wool blanket - not sure what that is, but was quoted sarking as…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Quick update on pre-build:
- site costs came back with a little bit of credit (yay!)
- i have a P type slab, with clay/reactive soil so there needs to be foundation…

  ⋅  1
2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Ok time for some updates.
Land settled today.
We are now waiting for our plans to be finalised.
Building surveyor said we needed to adjust our northern boundary setback (which is the left…

Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build
2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Slab design - garage lower than ground level

Thanks. I'll post it as soon as I've got it back from the builder.
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Slab design - garage lower than ground level

Hi,
Sorry my build thread is not up to date
Land has titled and settling tomorrow.
I have the site plan but it isn't finalized yet. There's still some discussions with the…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Slab design - garage lower than ground level

Hi, I thought when they said lower than ground level it meant lower than the surrounding ground soil level outside, not lower than the ground floor of the house, that's…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Slab design - garage lower than ground level

Hi All,

Question on slab designs - to meet garage height requirements our builder will need to lower my slab in the garage, resulting in the garage to be 86mm below…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Developments

You can probably still back out? That is normally the risk of buying off plan - you don't know what you're going to get until it gets built.
Building the Votivo43…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Developments

Plenty of things can cause a site to be classed as P. My soil type was E but overall site was classed as P (recommend to have a P type…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Developments

In hindsight it might be better to ask for a provisional sum based on a P type slab with a few piers at least to get that in your budget.…

2 months2 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden - Votivo 43

Oh I see. I thought from the pictures they were just plaster, aligned to the back of the cabinet
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

Most Active Topics

More
Joined homeone
9 April 2017

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on Twitter
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018