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2 d2 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Check out Kastelan Designer Homes, Custom designs at good prices, friends just started talking to them to build at Caddens Hill

5 d5 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Tender Extension Vs Walking Out

Depends on how much you have given this builder to this date, in these times it may be advantageous to walk away, $3,553 per month is ridiculous, send me a…

6 d6 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building at Willowdale

Good afternoon, please give me a call in regards to your home
My number is in you messages
Regards
Graham

9 d9 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building at Willowdale

CDC has restrictions on the wall height of the garage near a boundary, and it cannot be longer then 1/3 the distance of the lot

10 d10 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building at Willowdale

Because they are stalling, DA takes longer and normally comes with more costs, example is CDC doesn't require a landscape plan, council does

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12 d12 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Signing Builder Contract before DA Approval

Stories like this break my heart, there are some good hearted ppl in our industry, and people like this make it bad for everyone

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13 d13 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Knockdown Rebuild - North West Sydney

Your builder has been stretching the truth by the sounds of it, there is no significant reason why a custom build should take longer, everything is basically computer generated with…

13 d13 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Brick/cladding ?

"The frame of the house is timber and insulation is Bat 4.0 for the walls and 2.0 for ceiling"
You will find it is the other way around, R4.0 are unable…

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13 d13 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Signing Builder Contract before DA Approval

Sad to hear you are going for a renovation now, unfortunately some builders are just stubborn, other builders I know are very flexible and will wait for approval prior to…

14 d14 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Demolish house but keep granny?

Yes it is
The house needs to be designed to make sure you do not go over the FSR, there will need to be safe access to the granny flat during…

15 d15 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

Ask them to go back and ask for a better option, by adding different things (more economical or better value for money) sometimes the low e can be reduced dramatically…

16 d16 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building at Willowdale

Experienced builders do know, some tend not to use this information as it keeps there price low

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16 d16 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building at Willowdale

I prefer using smaller builders, more personal and they tend to tell you all the upfront cost rather than sell low than get you with additional "Authority requirements and Upgrades"…

17 d17 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building at Willowdale

Happy to help anyone looking for a builder, I know quite a few

17 d17 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
how to go about hooking into subdivision sewerage

What council area are you in

17 d17 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
New member

good afternoon, hope you are well an you find the information you seek

17 d17 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
builder construction quote details

It is, there is someone out there that does this exact thing for you. prices change compared to how many quotes you have, but they give you a full breakdown…

18 d18 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Chances of hitting rock in top corner

You are going to hit rock
No way out of it

23 d23 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Worst experience EVER

Sorry to hear how things went, it saddens me that builders treat clients this way

30 d30 dGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Decking for BAL19

Basically you are unable to have it open underneath, you would need to block it off all around
You can use hardwood (merbau is a very common used material in this…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Can I subdivide and get 2nd title while house remains?

Talk to a Surveyor that does subdivision, they will be able to lodge to the land titles office and let you know anything you need to do

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Can I subdivide and get 2nd title while house remains?

Talk to a Surveyor that does subdivision, they will be able to lodge to the land titles office and let you know anything you need to do

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building At Macarthur Heights (UWS Campbelltown)

A good tiler will cost you $60 perm2 to lay and that will be direct glued to the floor, if the tiles are larger than 600 x 600mm you can…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Duplex build questions

There is no real saving when building a duplex from a standard home, the $$$ come in the rental return of two dwellings in lieu of one, from the one…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Duplex build questions

Good Morning
There are a range of duplex builders in Sydney that can help, some will only just build and others will help you through the whole process, subdivision, source land…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Metricon

This is where they get you, you need to read all the wording of the initial documents, the "builders range" normally will leave out a lot, they then use this…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Front Door Size

Funnily enough 820 doors are pretty standard and its only been the last 8-10 years that the 1200 door has become popular
The pivot doors dont actually give you the full…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Building in Crystal Waters, North Kellyville

Good evening all
If you check your 10.7 certificate for your land (the old 149 certificate) that you should have received in your contract of Sale it will tell you if…

1 month1 monthGrahamBGrahamB posted:
Signing Builder Contract before DA Approval

There is NO reason why you need to sign the contract prior to approvals, and if you have handed over that amount of money you should basically be covered for…

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