Unfortuntely, no timeline was mentioned by builder for the appeal.
A bit frustrating re BAL result - but as always council's decision takes precedence.
By any chance, would you have a link available for the guidelines that I can reference to - in regards to metal fencing allowed if you have a BAL…
My builder initially had a BAL Zero report from their consultant and this was submitted to council. However, council came back with BAL 12.5.
I would have liked to…
Thanks jagand, point well taken. Just an update, spoke to council and they said metal fencing is allowed except for side facing public…
Cool, I'm BAL 12.5 too! Guess I can get away with metal fencing and take the $1000 bond from New Breeze with no issues then.
Thanks jagand, have you done you fencing yet? Are they Timber or Colorbond?
I'm on a corner block too!
Out of Curiosity, are you now planning to have timber fences on all sides?
Also, do you know which BAL rating requires a colorbond?
Hope everyone is well and safe in this uncertain times.
Can anyone please recommend someone who can do driveways and letter box? I'm also looking for fence builders too.
From my understanding, colourbond is fine if it's hidden from view e.g rear and sides.
They would only require timber when you are on a corner lot where one side…
I got my DA approved by council last year in 6 weeks but this was without a granny.
Depending on wind direction, I can hear loud traffic noise from my house sometimes it's low. But regardless, I agree that they should build a sound barrier like similar to…
I'm currently building and plan is to add decking with a roofed pergola as soon as build is finished. Size is around 20m2 and will be attached to the…
Thanks for sharing.
Wow, your build is definitely coming together and what a lovely house you have there!
Thanks, keen to know for some updates
My build is a couple months behind you (hopefully by Aug-Sept), which lot are you if you don't mind…
Thanks for the update NZ89
Also noted re council contact.
I'm currently building too and I hear the noise whenever I come visit.
I agree 100%. If you think it's loud when your close to public school then I suppose living close to the creek is way louder which is where I am.
Not sure if it's just me but I noticed a bit of noise coming from the M5. Sometimes you can barely hear it but can get worse depending on…
I'll have to agree, I think this is normal practice.
Thanks for clarifying wentworth33 and dolphin33, my AGL invoice is $45 and will have pay…
Just a question to anyone here who is currently building or had a similar experience.
Did anyone of you guys received a power bill while the build is still ongoing?
Yes, somewhat close to reserve.
I was on the same boat.
Initially, my builder had BAL-Low report from their bush fire consultant.
Unfortunately, it was overruled by DA stating new construction has to comply…
I'm with AGL only because my builder has arranged it for me.
You've got exciting days ahead! Good luck on your build
I'm in lot 18, hopefully get the letter this week.
Thanks for the info, I will get in touch to inquire.
Have you started your build already?
Hopefully in the next few weeks we could start building, we're still waiting for bank to release their Letter of Commencement - our builder is on standby once released.
Did anyone here engage with 3rd party construction inspection?
I got in touch with Housepect and they charge $1854 for 4 stages inspection and $2169 for 5 stages (based on…
Purchase price was $424k and was valued $360k. I got 3.53% rate for land loan (Principal + Interest) and 4.33% rate for build (Interest only).
Not quite sure about guarantor... mine…
@ NZ89, which bank are you with? I’m with NAB, my 285sqm lot was under valued for $60k which isn’t too bad compared to yours. And your lot is even…
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