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GrahamB

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6 d6 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Door height help needed.

Not at all, the next standard door height is 2340mm, so taking the following into account
2550mm less - Ceiling plaster (10mm) Flooring allowance (20mm) Leaves 2520mm
2520mm less - Gap between…

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11 d11 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
HIA contract advice

Builders have been doing it for years, I am unsure as to who your builder is whilst I write this, however they are obligated contractually to install them, and you…

11 d11 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
HIA contract advice

Pretty much normal with all builders, appliances etc to stop theft (as advised by Bobjane) water/electricity normal (as per Doozer)
LD's are always low as this covers the builders from an…

14 d14 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Contour levels

As a builder, you are able to build this home on a flat slab with and equal cut and fill. You must remember that you do not actually build over…

14 d14 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Builder put private power pole on Driveway

Some councils have a maximum width of the crossover (council section of the driveway), Blacktown regulations say a maximum of 6m wide. The builder may be able to argue that…

15 d15 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Builder put private power pole on Driveway

What council area is it?

29 d29 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Boxhil

Im building a house on terry road soon, no real major issues with the block (its registered) except they have filled he block a fair amount

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
building contract help

Pravven
If the builders are bale to gain access to the site now (contour/bore hole) then they should be able to fix the costs to a degree. Problem with unregistered land…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Land with electricity cables/station underground

A non combustible material is brick. building near a padmount station isnt hard, its in the design

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
DA/CDC costs in Cumberland council

Including all approvals, plans, reports, design etc you would need 6 months and $20k

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Elara 252sqm Land valuation - Does CBA valuate equal to sale

i prefer to deal with a broker, but thats me

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
land affected by fill

When they did the subdivision they have filled your block to make it the shape it is today
This is a normal thing these days and the only thing it should…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Smaller project builders - sydney

Birdy took over Bellmarch

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Smaller project builders - sydney

Ansa, Kaplan, King, Betterbuilt, Kastelan Designer, Fowler, Ellingsworth, Birdy, Firstyle, Provincial

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2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Site Costs

Exactly why I do what I do
"Keep the b*stards honest"

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Kastelan Designer Homes license is a month old, was formed in March thus year as it is new venture, however the director Pieter has been building homes for 20…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Norfolk you are correct, "If given permission" but if you read the following statement form Alexp from his informed opinion "Will you be able to provide full list your…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

I am actually a construction consultant that works with many different builders, what builder would be stupid enough to listen to your pathetic ramble and give clients names out to…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Its funny how you know so much, you may want to look at the difference between Custom home and Architecturally designed, home builder with inclusions as opposed to an endless…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Also, just noticed the air conditioner in Masterton, I would prefer the Actron over the Temperzone

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

I believe so, they design your home from scratch to suit you, I just did a comparison, only 1 or 2 things jumped out at me that Masterton was better,…

2 months2 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Is Masterton Homes worth going for?

Heard good things about these guys, only new small builder though, this could be a negative, inclusions look good.
www.kastelandesignerhomes.com.au

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

as the main garage has to be 1m behind the front building line you could simply extend bed 4/porch, pull the whole garage forward (giving you a deeper double garage…

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

About an hour

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Better Built Homes

I wouldn't worry too much, other builders price lists are that full of terms and conditions and never include everything that they could basically be thrown away, the official tender…

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
KDR site costs

It doesn't, in my experience providing prices for over 2000 homes over the years, most KDR classifications in the Sydney region come back as H Class

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
KDR site costs

All builders should be able to fix the site costs prior to contract, with the exception of rock
I do it for a living

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

unfortunately this is something I am hearing more and more not just MJH

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Charged Stormwater System

If it was originally a charged line, it no longer is, if he has tapped into it, where does the agg line go to?

3 months3 monthsGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building at Willowdale

found a builder?

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