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4 months4 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
No gas in new build

If you want a gas cooktop then you'll need a gas connection. If not, make sure your gas cooktop supports LPG and just buy gas bottles.
Yes you will pay supply…

4 months4 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

It depends on your state. I only know a few from VIC.
Maybe jump on your build forum on fb - people ask for these all the time. You'll get a…

4 months4 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Darbecca Quote on Inspection Reasonable?

Personally, I find them very expensive.
I suggest you get a few quotes from others.
There's plenty out there who are registered building inspectors that run their own business, and their prices…

8 months8 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden - Votivo 43

Woohoo! Nice! Congratulations!
Btw what grass did you use? The front looks nice and simple.
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes Inspectors

I don't have this in my contract as I signed earlier last year.
The last statement on clause 13 is pretty much useless, as the inspector's real value is what they…

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

There are step downs to the porch, garage, and alfresco hence the difference in heights.
They are to prevent water from getting into your house and will also allow you…

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

9 months9 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

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10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden - Votivo 43

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

10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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,…

10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

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

10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

Thanks!
Building the Votivo43 - viewtopic.php?f=31&t=88553

10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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

10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
Arden Homes - Votivo 43 - New home build

We're building in Sunbury.
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10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
North Melbroune, New Estates - Recommendations

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

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10 months10 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

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11 months11 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t 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…

11 months11 monthsg33kerb0tg33kerb0t posted:
BAL12.5 cost

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

11 months11 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…

11 months11 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…

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11 months11 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
11 months11 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

11 months11 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…

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